Month: June 2017

3 Everyday Items that could be toxic

3 Everyday Items that could be toxic

3 Possible Toxic Everyday Items
The term toxic is defined as a poisonous material capable of causing injury or death. Now these items are not going to cause a sudden death but over time they could cause damage to the detoxification organs. These organs are the skin, respiratory system, immune system, intestines, liver, and kidneys. Limiting toxic exposure can benefit the whole body.

1. Tap Water – many prescription drugs have been found in the nation’s water supply. The drugs enter the water supply simply by people taking pills, their body absorbs some of it, but the rest is excreted out and flushed down the toilet.

What’s worst is the EPA says there are no sewage treatment systems specifically engineered to remove pharmaceuticals.

* How to limit exposure *
* Home filtration system
* Reverse Osmosis
* Distill water with Filter

What about bottled water? Don’t count on it, many are bottled from the tap.

More Info:
APNews – http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/day1_01.html

Baseline of Health Foundation – https://jonbarron.org/what-do-about-pharmaceutical-drugs-your-water

2. Plastics – Most plastics leach hormone – like chemicals. A study at the University of Texas gathered 450 plastic items from local stores and found that 70 percent of the items released chemicals that acted like estrogen and that was before exposed to real life conditions.

What about BPA Free? A team concentrated on BPA- free baby bottles and water bottles reported that all of them released chemicals having estrogenic activity.

Impact of high levels of estrogen in the body:

In Females
– Weight gain
– Menstrual Problems
– Fatigue
– Feeling depressed or anxious

In Males
– Enlarged Breasts
– Infertility
– Loss of muscle mass
– Depression

* How to Limit Exposure*
* Use glass food containers
* Use real silverware and dishes instead of plastic
* Use glass or stainless steel water bottle
* Buy toys that are made from wood

More Info:
NPR : http://www.npr.org/2011/03/02/134196209/study-most-plastics-leach-hormone-like-chemicals

Hormone Network : http://www.hormone.org/diseases-and-conditions/womens-health/what-is-estrogen

3. Food Colorings – Most common are Blue #1 #2 ,Yellow #5, #6, Red #40

Blue #1 Banned in Norway, Finland and France.
Yellow #5 Banned in Norway and Austria.

Studies have shown a connection with dyes and ADHD and Cancer.

* How to Limit Exposure*
* Read food labels
* Use natural food coloring instead
* Read all labels because these dyes are found in a variety of other products like lotions and cosmetics

More Info:
ABC News : http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/Food/11-foods-banned-us/story?id=19457237

PubMed Health : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957945/

Do not let this information frighten you but encourage you to make healthier choices.

Peace To You,

Amanda Chalifour

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Steps For Making a Lifestyle Change  

Steps For Making a Lifestyle Change  

Contrary to popular belief radical exercise programs, diet fads, and weight-loss pills are not the answer.  For a lasting impact on your health there must be long-term changes.

 

1st Step: Feed Your Mind

Your mind is only as powerful as the knowledge it holds.  If healthy living habits have not been a standard among people in your life, consider seeking fresh sources for information and individuals who consistently make healthy choices.

Topics to research: balanced eating, intermittent fasting, mindfulness and other activities offered in your community.

Additional sources:

Alternative Health Articles

Meditation from a skeptic/science lovers point of view

Short Workouts & Healthy Living Tips

 

2nd Step: Set Your Mind

My father always said “You can do anything you set your mind to.”  So set your mind to visualize yourself making all the best choices for your health.  If you can see yourself succeeding…  Then you’ll succeed.

 

3rd Step: Make SLOW Changes

Make slow changes indefinitely.  Allow small changes to build on one another to produce results.  Start by taking inventory of physical and mental health habits, identify the weakest points, and then create rituals to help strengthen them.

Ritual examples:

Refrain from eating after a certain time

Join an exercise class or hire a personal trainer

Adhere to a sleeping schedule

Meditate on positive thoughts for 10 minutes daily

 

4th Step: Prepare for Battle

It is difficult to make healthy decisions in our culture while constantly bombarded with advertisements for unhealthy food and conveniences.  Therefore prepare to fight for your picture of health.

Note where to find Support, Motivation and Encouragement to reinforce your goals

 

Here’s a great example of how change is always within reach!