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Detox Your Life : Home & Body

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

What are toxins?


A toxin is any substance that can harm your health. Toxins may be classified as exotoxins ie those excreted by an organism, or endotoxins ie toxins that are structurally part of bacteria.


Many toxins enter the body through the consumption of food, drink and medicine but there are also many that are also inhaled or absorbed. Also, the bacteria in your body can also produce toxic substance as well.


To reduce the toxic burden on the body, let’s bring some awareness to what you may be exposed to on daily basis. Each of these can significantly add a toxic burden to your body – and you may not even be aware of them!


Here's a checklist (from the Detox Your Life program) to help you identify your environmental exposure but generally they fall into one of the following categories and can make you feel really sluggish and unwell if your body can’t cope with the load.




Use natural cleaners such as bi-carb soda, white vinegar and lemon juice; eucalyptus; lemon myrtle. Switch off wi-fi at night. Switch air fresheners for indoor plants and fresh herbs.

TIPS TO DETOX YOUR LIFE : YOUR HOME & YOUR BODY


  1. Use stainless steel, ceramic or cast-iron cookware rather than pots and pans made from aluminium or with non-stick coatings.

  2. Use natural personal care products

  3. Always wash hands with chemical free soap and water before eating

  4. Wear clothes from natural fibres

  5. Buy and store food in glass or BPA-free containers

  6. Use stainless steel, ceramic or cast-iron cookware rather than pots and pans made from aluminium or with non-stick coatings.

  7. Discard any cookware with non-stick coating that’s scratched or peeling

  8. Avoid household pesticides, synthetic air fresheners and aerosols

  9. Use natural cleaning products

  10. Consider home water and air filters. Vacuum and dust house regularly

  11. Ensure home and work place is mould free

  12. Minimise exposure to toxins while gardening

  13. Use naturally treated furniture. Avoid soft furnishings treated with flame retardants

  14. Do not treat carpets and floors with chemicals: use natural cleaners such as bi-carb soda, white vinegar and lemon juice; eucalyptus; lemon myrtle

  15. Turn off wi-fi at night or when not is use

  16. Install blockout blinds / curtains in bedrooms and remove night lights

  17. Remove electronic devices from bedroom including TV's, mobile phones and iPads

  18. Bring plants inside

  19. Remove air fresheners and replace with essential oil diffuser

  20. Swap out toxic insect repellant

  21. Wash with chemical free detergent


Some of my most favourite resources to help you detox your home, live plastic free (as close as you can!) and reduce your toxin overload can be found at Seed & Sprout and Biome


These are just few ideas to get you started! More to come.


This is part of the Detox Your Life - Prepare to Detox. Contact me for more details.

DISCLAIMER

This is for information purposes and it not intended to be used as medical advice.


Further Resources

There are so many eco friendly low tox suppliers these days so these are just a few! Also, many of the major retailers now stock chemical free items.

For online natural products

https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/

https://www.ourecoclean.com.au/

https://www.simplycleanhome.com.au/house/

https://www.theinspiredlittlepot.com.au/our-shop/cleaning-outdoors-ingredients/



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