It’s spring cleaning time, and that means GREEN cleaning in this house! After years of dealing with autoimmune illnesses and multiple chemical sensitivities, my health finally started to improve when I reduced my exposure to toxins, both in my environment and in my diet. Today I just want to share some simple steps I have taken to improve my health through green living. The great news is living greener is not as hard as you might think, and it’s much less expensive! It is also a way to reduce our negative ecological footprint, which we should all be concerned with.
The amount of toxins we are exposed to daily is mind boggling. It is no secret that many household cleaners contain carcinogens. Some of them are just so heavily fragranced with chemicals they can even trigger headaches and nausea. Due to my own health battles, I switched to all natural cleaning several years ago, and I absolutely love it. I really got into essential oils, and I have found them to be highly effective and enjoyable to use.
No more watery eyes, itchy skin and nausea from toilet bowl cleaner and toxic scented candles!
If you are a generally healthy person, you may not have had to put much thought into whether or not you are cleaning your home in an ecological manner or safe manner. Nevertheless, none of our human bodies were made to be exposed to these chemicals. The good news is that you can easily and inexpensively make some green house cleaning changes to reduce your exposure.
The human diet has a profound effect on one’s health and the environment too. Although it can take some discipline, this is one area where it is surprisingly easy to make the kinds of changes that will benefit your body and the environment at the same time. If you cut down on your consumption of animal-based foods, you will be reducing your ecological impact greatly and instantly, with pescetarians alone causing 80% less damage than red meat eaters. If you choose to go vegan, the negative impact is reduced even more.
Although I still eat some animal products, due to food allergies my consumption of animal products is limited. I have found much improved health when I follow a diet that is low in sugar and more plant based.
Just say no to GMO! Genetically modified foods are wreaking havok on our bodies and the environment. Learn to identify GMO’s and stop consuming them right away! I felt a noticeable improvement in my chronic illness symptoms when GMO’s were completely removed from my diet.
Buying organic is the absolute best choice, both for health, the environment, and the economy as well. Buying local and from small organic farmers will help ensure that real food remains available to us at a reasonable price. You can also learn to use food to help improve your health!
Are you making any changes toward green living for better health and to be a little more environmentally conscious? If you are new to holistic living, try not to get overwhelmed by purchasing products and specialty foods. Just try some of the simple DIY green cleaners online, and eat all natural whole foods. Every small green living change will make a positive impact for the sake of the planet, and in your quality of life as well.
If you would like more information on green cleaning, clean eating, and allergy free diet tips(gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, sugar, chemicals) feel free to contact me at any time. I love to share my testimony of improved health, vitality and quality of life!
Best of health to you my friends!