Chemical Free Living
The New Year arrived with a bang, didn’t it!! Before setting my goals for 2017, I reviewed my achievements of 2016. Chemical free living displayed prominently on my dashboard. Why? Leading an otherwise normal, healthy life, I was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Thankfully that issue resolved itself but I felt a huge impact on my career, financial life, and sense of well-being. Yet questions lingered and I asked how could this happen to me?
Two Major Findings About Chemical Free Living:
Two major issues emerged in 2016. 1) Pesticides, herbicides, GMO’s and so much more, taint our food supply. Do you really want to eat food, sprayed with chemicals, where the field workers have to wear Hazmat suits? Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? 40% of our fruits and vegetables come from the Central Valley of California where growers water their crops with waste water from shale oil production. Another winning recipe. Awesome sauce!
The issue extends to the largest organ on our body, which is our skin. 2) Toxic chemicals permeate our personal care and cleaning supply. Did you know that there are over 20,000 more chemicals in products that we use everyday, than in the same products we used in 1985. Why? Manufacturers pursue lower costs and higher profits. Their “competitive edge” produces increased risk to our health. And, we buy it and just as significant: 1) There are almost no labeling requirements for personal care and home cleaning products. 2) Less than 500 of the 20,000 new chemicals in products have been tested for long term human health. Amazing!! Even more amazing is that all personal care and cleaning products can be made without toxic chemicals.
Three tips for Chemical Free Living in 2017:
- Improve health by reducing our toxic intake: We are silently soaking our bodies with an Accumulation of pesticides and toxic chemicals. This “soaking” compromises our autoimmune system, which, in turn, jeopardizes our health.
- Optimize your brain nutrition: Your brain requires proper nutrients to build, to heal and to grow. Our brain makes up for only 2% of our body mass but it consumes 20% of the body’s energy. Our brain achieves greater mental clarity and focus. We experience more energy, joy and more production.
- Understand the costs: The common perception of organic living is that it is more expensive. Yet, I have discovered the that opposite is true and there are ways to actually have non-toxic nutritional, personal care, and home care products pay for themselves.
Live proactively and confidently.