Are you ready to detox your home so that you can live in a toxic-free, healthy environment? Our modern lifestyles include so many things that impact our health in negative ways and we may not even be aware. I’ve been sharing for years about the dangers of our toxic lifestyles and working with clients on doing just that. Today, I’m glad to have my good friend Dr Eric Zielinski, author of The Healing Power of Essential Oils come and share more on why it’s so important to detox your home.
We all know that dangerous toxins and chemicals lurk EVERYWHERE. They creep into our food, our air, our water, our cleaning supplies, even our homes. They pose a major threat to our health and we must be vigilant about detox so that we may live long, healthy lives.
But did you know that while you work on detoxing your body, it is just as important to detox your home?
In this article I will explore the 3 reasons you MUST detox your home (and reveal a special tool to help you do it)!
1. Environmental Toxins Affect Brain Health and Mental Wellness
Numerous neurological disorders can be linked to environmental toxins. And I don’t mean outdoor air pollution. I mean right inside your own home. From air fresheners to what we use on our bodies to clean ourselves, many of the chemicals in commercial products are harmful to us.
For example, propylene glycol is added to many cosmetics to help them penetrate the skin but is known to cause central nervous system depression or neurotoxic heavy metals in cosmetics.
Our brains make us who we are! It makes sense to protect them by switching to cleaner, healthier products whenever possible. Protecting your brain is a vital step towards overall health and wellness.
2. Environmental Toxins Cause Immune Imbalance and Disease
Far too many people are struggling with autoimmune disease or suppressed immune systems – both of which are an imbalance in our body’s natural disease-fighting mechanisms. Two of the leading causes of immune issues include poor diet and environmental toxins. While genetics certainly play a part, we are able to see that lifestyle changes can help control autoimmune or depressed immune system symptoms.
One of the very first things I did in my home was to shift our food away from harmful and unhealthy foods.
Eliminating sugars, heavily processed foods, and other dangerous items from your diet can greatly help proper immune system function. Sugar has been shown to impede the body’s immune system by as much as half effeciency within minutes of consumption. Yikes!
For more on the dangers of sugar and how it is destroying your health, check out my article devoted to this very subject here!
Environmental toxins impact immune health as well – from laundry detergent to household cleaners to hand soap. The antibacterial chemicals harm our immune systems and many of the traditional cleaning chemicals create problems for you and your family. All these things work together to erode your overall health and wellness.
3. Cancer from Environmental Exposure
Everyone has been impacted by cancer, either directly, or with friends and loved ones. When I began truly researching the impact of the chemicals we are exposed to everyday I began to see time and again, links to cancer.
From shampoo to sunscreen, there are many chemicals we put right on our bodies that simply don’t need to be there. Likewise with the technology we have around us, bathing in EMF radiation, we again see an increase in cancers and tumors.
One of the questions I hear more than anything is, “How can detox help with cancer?”
But how much better if we can live a long and abundant life free of cancer and these other diseases. Why wait until we are sick to look for health?
Detoxing our homes NOW can turn them into safe, healthy havens.
How to Transform Your Life and Detox Your Home
Chemicals such as those found in our favorite laundry detergent or hand wash can be the culprits behind chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s, autism, diabetes, inflammation, cancer and so many others.
In fact, researcher Anne Steinemann studied 37 commonly used consumer products, which included air fresheners, laundry products, personal care products, and cleaning agents, to identify the volatile organic compounds released by them.
The study identified 156 different volatile organic compounds, of which the US Food and Drug Administration classified at least 42 as toxic or hazardous.
So what can you do to help transform your life and home?
Detoxing your home and food from harmful chemicals can make such a huge difference in your health, vitality, energy and well-being. But perhaps you feel overwhelmed wondering how to get started….
I know I was!
That’s where the Toxic Free, Healthy Home Makeover with Dr. and Mama Z can help you. You’ll get doctor-approved research paired with mom-tested tips to save you time, money, and improve your health quickly. Step right inside their home as they show you exactly what they’ve done to create a toxic-free space for their family so you can do the same!
BONUS! When you register for the free Toxic Free Healthy Home Makeover Tour you will also get Mama Z’s Recipe Makeover Guide as a free bonus. This simple substitution guide will help you easily transform your favorite family recipes into healthier meals. Every time you detox something from your current habits you step towards a more abundant life.
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