Do This, Not That – Spring Tips

We are exposed to so many chemicals in our modern society so the small things you can do to reduce your exposure will go a long way to keeping you and your family as healthy as possible. Here’s a little list of things you can slowly do or change at home for a healthier environment.

Do This Not That
Wear slippers or have indoor shoes Avoid wearing your shoes indoors – they pick up lots of chemicals, pesticides, and germs from outside
Air your dry-leaning out in your garage or car trunk for a week Don’t bring your dry-cleaning into the house right away
Use essential oils, soy or beeswax candles, use baking soda to deodorize Avoid using air fresheners or most commercial scented candles
Use plain soap and water for cleaning when possible, use watered-down vinegar instead of anti-microbial products Avoid scented cleaning supplies and laundry detergent
Use zero- or low-VOC paints Avoid paint that isn’t labeled zero- or low-VOC
Heat food on the stove in a stainless steel or glass pot or cast-iron pan Avoid Teflon-coated pans or re-heating food in plastic in the microwave

 

Book Review – Clean, Green, and Lean by Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND

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This book has been on my shelf for a couple years now but it’s a go-to for many reasons, some of which are:

  • It’s written well by a fellow naturopathic doctor
  • Written by THE leading expert in environmental medicine in North America
  • I want to have a healthy home for my new daughter
  • Helps me make personal decisions when deciding what new furnishings to buy or renovations to make
  • Helps me guide patients who are chemically sensitive
  • Gives me information for new parents who want to keep their kids healthy

This book is geared towards people wanting to lose weight and not being able to because of the toxins that have accumulated in their bodies. However, this book is fabulous for any family who wants to reduce their exposure to chemicals that surround all of us.

Many diseases and health issues are occurring because of the chemicals that people have created and have begun to rely on heavily. This may or may not be you, but the less exposures you have the better your body can work and thus the less likely there will be any health issues for you and your family down the line.

I highly recommend this book. Go get it, order it online from Amazon and it will arrive shortly!

– Whitney

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