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Clean up your Environment

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A build up of toxins in the body has the ability to cause negative affects on your overall health and well being. By simply cleaning up your environment you see a significant improvement in your physical, chemical and emotional health and well being.

We are here to guide you through cleaning up your environment so that you can avoid its harmful affects on you and your family.

Reasons to clean up your environment

Physical/Biochemical Wellness


  • Boosted immune system
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved gut health
  • Prevents Chronic disease
  • Improved skin quality
  • Improved circulation and heart health
  • Restores balance to our body’s systems

Mental Wellness


  • Better quality of sleep
  • Increased concentration levels
  • Increased motivation and drive
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Improved mental and emotional clarity

There are 5 major sources of toxins

They are Food, Water, Environment, Beauty and Personal Care Products; and Stress and Negative thinking. Below are things you should avoid, and what you can do to reduce the toxins in your environment.

Food

What you should avoid:

  • Artificial food colouringtop-view-1248955_1920
  • Processed foods
  • Cooking with aluminum
  • Cooking in vegetable oils, canola oil and rice bran oils
  • Non-organic fruit and vegetables – check out the Dirty Dozen – 12 foods with the most pesticide residues
  • GMO foods
  • Cooking in the microwave
  • Preservatives
  • Putting hot food and heating food in plastic containers (especially recycled 3 and 7)
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine, particularly before 10am
  • Refined sugars
  • Energy drinks. and other stimulants
  • Processed carbohydrates

Simple and Natural solutions:

  • Cook with coconut oil, olive oil (if not cooking at high temperatures), or animal fats
  • Dedicate time to preparing meals, and weekly meal plans to buy in bulk
  • Use paper bags or glass containers to pack lunches
  • Use glass containers for food storage
  • Use stainless steel pots and pans for cooking
  • Choose organic foods where possible, – Check out the Clean Fifteen to see the top 15 foods lowest in toxic pesticides
  • Diet consisting of primarily of whole foods, plenty of vegetables, some fruit and  high quality animal products
  • Grow your own vegetables and fruit, particularly Celery, Lettuce’s, and leafy greens

Water

What you should avoid:

  • Reusing plastic bottles
  • Leaving plastic bottles in the car
  • Chlorine and fluoride in water
  • Minimize soda/sparkling water intake

Simple and Natural solutions:

  • Drink only filtered water –  Check whether fluoride, chlorine and heavy metals are removed by the filter
  • Get a water filter installed – For your entire home, shower, or drinking water depending on the budget
  • Use stainless steel, BPA free, or glass drink bottles
  • Swim in the sea, as negative ions are great for your overall wellness, read more here: The Power of Negative Ions 

Environmental

What you should avoid:

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  • Smoking and Second-hand smoke
  • Damp or moldy homes
  • Exposure to dust, chemicals, and solvents in industrial settings
  • Cleaning products with harsh chemicals
  • Watching TV, and phone use late at night before bed
  • Xenoestrogens, most commonly found in Cleaning products, Cosmetics and Skincare products, Industrial products – read more here: Xenoestrogens
  • Consistently walking near busy roads (due to car fumes)

Simple and Natural solutions:

  • Walking in the bush or on the beach for fresh air
  • Earthing, walking in bare feet – “When we make direct contact with the surface of the Earth our bodies receive a charge of energy that makes us feel better, fast.” – read more here: Earthing
  • Indoor plants are great for getting rid of toxins in the air (particularly, Peace Lily, Aloe Vera, Snake Plant)
  • Shoe free home, always leaving shoes at the door – this helps not bring in heavy mess and pollutants into the home
  • Cleaning carpets regularly
  • Less technology use – blue light can affect our Melatonin production that affects our quality of sleep
  • Using natural cleaning products – Cleaning products we find most effective is ecostore
  • Make your own cleaning products – baking soda, lemon, vinegar, tea tree oil are all great alternatives for their disinfecting properties – Natural Cleaning Recipes
  • Wear a mask when doing DIY tasks,

Beauty and Personal Care Products

 What you should avoid:

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  • Deodorants with Aluminium
  • Petroleum based hair products
  • Skin care products with the following chemicals; sulphates, parabens, DEA, SLS, TALC, Aluminium, Propylene Glycol – read more here: Toxic Beauty

Simple and Natural solutions:

  • Read the ingredients list
  • Buy Organic and natural hair products
  • Look for the ‘Paraben Free’ label
  • Dry skin brushing once a week, or DIY Coffee Scrub
  • Search for Organic brands, they tend to have less nasty chemicals
  • Make your own products –  DIY Natural Beauty Products

Stress and Negative Thinking

What you should avoid:

  • Mind clutter
  • Overload of workload
  • Taking on too much
  • Rushing from A to B and not allowing enough times for tasks

Simple and Natural solutions:

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  • Identify negative thoughts, process it, do not dwell on it – change your perception
  • Spend time on gratitude, there is always lots to be grateful for
  • Practice mindfulness – Watch the video about ‘What is Mindfulness?’ here
  • Meditation – Download an App on Apple or Andriod – We recommend ‘Mindfulness 101′
  • Exercise – Walking, Running, Sport, Yoga, Pilates
  • Forgive yourself and others
  • Surround yourself with positive people
  • Believe in yourself and be confident in your ability
  • Support your own ambitions
  • Create time for yourself and time to relax
  • Create balance