Here’s 12 simple changes that will significantly reduce your risks:
- Eat organic foods, especially the “dirty dozen” Researchers have found that it takes just five days of eating organic to rid the body of virtually all pesticide residues.
- Rather than eating conventional or farm-raised fish, which are often heavily contaminated with PCBs and mercury, supplement with a high-quality purified krill oil, or eat fish that is wild-caught and tested for purity. My personal favorite is Wild Alaskan salmon.
- Avoid any flexible plastics whenever possible, especially in children’s toys.
- Stop drinking out of plastic water bottles to avoid BPA. Buy a reusable stainless steel or glass one instead.
- Use a good quality reverse osmosis or carbon filter in your home.
- Avoid using plastics with food or beverages
- Choose glass jars instead of storing your food in plastic containers. Especially don’t make the mistake of freezing or microwaving in plastic.
- Use natural toiletries and personal care items, cleaning supplies, laundry detergents and other household products. Start by cleaning up your make-up and body lotion… a good rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t put in in your mouth, don’t put it on your skin.
- Replace your non-stick pots & pans with ceramic or glass cookware
- Replace your vinyl shower curtain with one made of fabric or install a glass shower door
- Get rid of your indoor plug-in air fresheners, candles and fabric softners. These seemingly pleasants scents are often toxic chemicals and contribute to poor indoor air quality and may even cause breathing problems, such as asthma.
- Look for natural, chemical-free clothing, furniture, flooring, paint and other building supplies to use in your home.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product mentioned in this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information in this article is not intended to replace any recommendations or relationship with your physician. Please review references sited at end of article for scientific support of any claims made.