New Year Resolutions MUST be Life-style Resolutions…Part 2 of 2 – Your Health Detective

The following are what I found are simple easy-to-implement changes to create a healthy, non-toxic environment, naturally:

Your Environment…

Avoid chemical cleaning products in favor of natural cleaning ones.  Baking soda, vinegar, or organic orange oil can replace almost any chemical cleaner. Additionally, consider using anti-bac microfiber cloths to clean all surfaces – they’re easy to clean by tossing into the laundry and literally do not create an environment for bacteria to harbor. Switch from sponges to anti-bac microfiber cloths for cleaning – most sponges have been treated with a chemical called Triclosan, which is toxic to the skin and immune system…click to continue reading…

Avoid chemical pesticides in your environment – use baking soda with sugar or peppermint oil. For outdoor ants use diatomaceous earth sprinkled around perimeter of building. For indoor ants, sprinkle a package of any synthetic sweetener that contains aspartame – yes, it’s an effective insecticide, think about that if you consume it…what damage is it causing in your body besides the fact that we scientifically know it’s a neurotoxin (stimulates brain cells to death)?

Avoid synthetic chemicals in personal care products and cosmetics – read labels.  Definitely avoid any containing: parabens, diethanolamine (DEA), or phthalates. Use only organic products – the skin is the largest organ of elimination and absorption…what goes on you goes in you!

Add a filter to your tap water and the water dispensed from your refrigerator.

Toss the non-stick pans – Teflon, Silverstone and other coatings emit harmful perflourochemicals (PFCs) – the EPA classifies them as carcinogens. In two to five minutes of cooking, non-stick finishes  (including any self-cleaning oven cycles) can exceed tempeatures at which the coating breaks apart and emits toxic particles and gasses linked to thousands of pet bird deaths and an unknown number of human illnesses each year, according to test commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Tests reveal that pans on a conventional cooktop reached 721F in just five minutes. DuPont studies show that the Teflon offgases toxic particulates at just 446 F. When the temperature reaches 680 F, Teflon pans release at least six toxic gases, including two carcinogens, two global pollutants, and MFA – a chemical lethal to humans even at low doses. DuPont scientists claim that when non-stick coating breaks down, it becomes a chemical warfare agent known as PFIB – a chemical analog of the WWII nerve gas phosgene!

Choose no-VOC paints for your home and office – VOCs are volatile organic compounds, many of which are linked to cancer. Most paint departments and home improvement stores now carry this paint – there is no excuse for using toxic chemicals. Don’t purchase low-VOC, it you’re going to be healthy, don’t be just a little bit healthy!

Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and office if you heat your home with gas, oil, or other type of fuel.  Carbon monoxide is odorless but can cause health problems like headaches, fatigue, and even death.

Eliminate mold.  A few drops of tea tree oil can be used on a cloth to wipe down walls, floors, and other surfaces to help kill mold. Make sure any steamy areas are well-vented (bathrooms, laundry rooms, etc.).

Stop using fragrances.  Most perfumes and colognes, scented candles, plug-in air “fresheners,” potpourri, laundry soap, fabric softeners and dryer sheets are loaded with toxic synthetic fragrance ingredients that have been linked to hormonal imbalances, mood swings, fatigue, brain damage, and many other symptoms. If you must use a fragrance, use only organic essential oils.

Don’t use mothballs.  Mothballs contain para dichlorobenzene which is seriously toxic.  Instead choose sachets made with natural herbs and essential oils like rosemary, lavender, thyme, and mint, which are natural moth-repellants.

The Way I See It…

It’s the baby-boomers, including yours truly, who have been the guinea pigs because most of these toxic chemicals were created as part of the industrialized “boom” after WWII. This group is experiencing very high rates of cognitive, immune system and inflammatory disorders, more than any other time in history…that’s got to be telling us something…it’s not too late to begin to live healthy in a toxic world…the start is Health thur Education…make this new year the healthiest ever, naturally.

Your Health Detective:

Uncovering Clues to Add LIFE to Your Years…NOT Merely Years to Your Life, Naturally

 Dr. Gloria Gilbère (aka Dr. G), N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D.,  D.S.C.,

EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist

Dr. Gilbère is renowned worldwide for her work in identifying and finding natural solutions to chemically-induced and inflammatory disorders, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, and digestive disorders that defy conventional diagnosis and treatment. She consults worldwide via telephone and at her Institute in north Idaho. Visit her website at www.gloriagilbere.com for details about consulting with her.

Creator of certificated courses to become a Wholistic Rejuvenist™ (CWR) and for post-graduate education for health and spa professionals. Go to www.gloriagilbere.com and click on Wholistic Skin & Body Rejuvenation (WSBR™) for course outline. Available on-site at worldwide locations, and via distance-learning at your convenience globally.

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