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Ready to “go green?” Making a few changes in your home can help reduce your exposure to harmful toxins so your body can detoxify and you can feel your best! Our Body Ecology Go Green Guide helps you choose healthy products for your home, step-by-step.
Did you know that there are over 150 toxic chemicals lurking in your home? Each day, we are all exposed to toxic chemicals in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. You’d think our homes would be safe, but they’re not...unless you make different choices.
The good news is you don’t have to move to a hideaway in the mountains to reduce your exposure to toxins!
To learn more about the importance of detoxification, read: Finally, Detoxification Secrets for Looking and Feeling Your Best Revealed!
In fact, there are more and more products coming out today that allow you to live a modern life without so many toxins.
At Body Ecology, our goal is to empower you to look and feel your best for the long term! Our Body Ecology Go Green Guide will take you room-by-room through your house so that you can replace toxic items with those that are safer or toxin-free.
Here is your room-by-room guide to making better choices for your health:
Living Room and Family Room – Besides the kitchen, your family spends a lot of time in the main rooms of your house.
Most new furniture is actually off-gassing toxins and polluting the air in your home. You and your family likely spend hours sitting on this furniture and you deserve to enjoy the safety of these rooms safely! Two options you have to reduce toxic exposure are:
If you like to do it yourself, consider some old fashioned techniques that still work wonders today: White Wine Gets Out Stains and 10 Other Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Tips.
Symptoms from electromagnetic field exposure can create adverse health effects, according to WHO. Since our human bodies have their own electric and biochemical responses (e.g., nervous system, digestion, brain function, heart function), exposure to EMFs can interact with the human body.
Certain individuals may be more sensitive to EMFs, particularly those who already experience low immunity. For more, read: There's Something in the Air (and What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You).
Outdoors: Do you have a lawn service like ChemLawn? Well, ChemLawn is now called TruGreen, to hide the fact that they fill your lawn with exactly what you want to avoid: chemicals!
We all love green grass, but there are better ways to do it that won’t seep into your wells or harm children playing in the yard. Look for organic lawn care services. In the Midwest, a company called Child’s Play Organic Lawns provides a service you can feel good about.
What does it mean to “go green?” Simply that you begin making better choices for your own health...and interestingly, those choices are also better for the planet!
But just like with any large undertaking, go step-by-step at your own pace. Start with one room or even one section of a room and after awhile, your whole house will be greener. Don’t be surprised if you find you are feeling better too!
 Facts and Statistics on Toxins. http://www.enviroalternatives.com/nontoxichome.html
2 What Are Electromagnetic Fields? World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/peh-emf/about/WhatisEMF/en/
3 Taggart, Jennifer. Carcinogenic Cribs and Changing Tables? May 2008. http://healthychild.org/blog/comments/carcinogenic_cribs_and_changing_tables/
4 Plants Clean Air and Water for Indoor Environments. NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI), 2007.http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/Spinoff2007/ps_3.html
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