Reduce Your Toxic Overload
These days our bodies are overloaded with toxins as they are being thrown at us from every angle – in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the products we use on our skin and in our home. Here are some simple tips for cleaner living and a nourished earth.
Avoid processed food. Our bodies need and understand whole foods, not refined and processed ones. Pesticides on fruit and vegetables can be partially removed by soaking them in a bentonite clay bath, which attracts and absorbs some of the toxins used in conventional agriculture.
Consumption of alcohol is extremely taxing on the liver as the liver needs to work overtime in order to process the toxins. It is not just the liver that suffers, alcohol can affect personal behaviour and mood, digestive function, skin quality, cognitive function and absorption of nutrients from our food.
Personal care products
Check out what you are applying to your body each day by carefully reading the labels of all of your products – shampoo, conditioner, facial products and body moisturiser. Throw away all that are suspicious and find a toxin-free range that works for you.
Household cleaning products
Look at the material safety data sheets (MSDS) on the products you use to clean your bathroom, kitchen and living spaces. Ditch any that are damaging. Seek out and use non-toxic cleaning solutions like eucalyptus oil and white vinegar.
Clean up your air
Have lots of plants in your living environment. Ensure your house gets fresh air daily. Ideally, if you live in the city, go to a nature reserve to indulge in some fresh air. Avoid all products that list ‘fragrance’ on them, as these are totally unregulated.
Water is a major ally in every day living, in fact scientists agree we are in fact made up on 70-80% water. Every process in the body takes place in a water environment, so ensuring this is continuously refreshed is vitally important, not to mention hydration is key to a youthful glow!
For more information and to purchase toxin-free products, please visit us in-store at Moonee Marketplace.