Health Restoration 101

Cleaning your environment

Carolyn Guilford, CNC
Carolyn Guilford, CNC

Creating a healthy lifestyle includes keeping a clean personal environment. We talk a lot about eating clean as a mode of keeping healthy, with good, fresh, in season, nutritionally dense foods.

Lifestyle hygiene, the care of the body, mind and personal environment, includes a consciousness of noise pollution, air quality and toxins in our living space. We have little control of the larger environment, but we defiantly need to concern ourselves with our living space ( home, work, and garden ) and what we bring into it.

This is an area to which many people give little thought, despite the impact these areas can have as significant causes of illness, allergies, and accidental poisonings.

Corporations today have created a billion dollar business in offering cleaning solutions, air fresheners, disinfectants and sanitizers, and all manner of ways for us to be clean and smell fresh. However, not knowing and not paying attention to what is in these products and how they affect us as we breathe in the fresh scent, is problematic.

Think of all the ads you’ve seen for fabric softeners, products to wash fruits and veggies, clean the counter, the floor, the shower, the tub and toilet, and every conceivable surface in the home. Then add additional chemicals for weed killing, ants, bugs, to fertilize the soil, and to wash down the siding on the house.

Environmental toxins are chemicals we bring home in the form of cleaning and freshening products, as well as bug sprays, made in industrial labs. These chemicals contaminate the air we breathe, causing respiratory and allergic problems we can’t see, feel, or smell at least, not right away. We don’t realize their affects until we come down with a chronic disease after months or years of exposure.

Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and many cleaning and freshening products are extremely toxic to humans, but are commonly used in our homes, increasing our risk of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, miscarriage, nerve damage, birth defects, and can actually block the absorption of nutrients in our foods.

A recent study by The British Medical Journal reveals that 75% of most cancers are caused by environmental and lifestyle factors, and a report by the Columbia University School of Public Health estimates that 95% of all cancer is caused by diet and environmental toxicity, a great reason to concern ourselves with what we bring into the home!

Consider cleaning and freshening with simple and inexpensive products such as vinegar, salt, baking soda, bleach and peroxide, especially inside the home, where we are locked in so tight, that even the fresh air has a hard time getting in.

Some may be surprised that I’ve included bleach here. Bleach is great for use in the home when used properly and with caution. Most times we over do it with the bleach. One tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of water is enough. Wash and rinse, especially any surface that will come in contact with food or eating utensils

Cleaning can be faster, easier, cheaper and safer using environmentally safe products while reducing the risk of creating a toxic and hazardous environment.

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