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The Healthy Home: 31 Ways to Protect Yourselves from Toxins

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31 Ways to Protect Yourselves from ToxinsIn their exceptional, informative book The Healthy Home: Simple Truths of Protect Your Family From Hidden Household Dangers, son and father team Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz tackle the topic of toxins from room to room, starting with the bedroom and ending with the garage and yard. “Every second of every day, we face an onslaught of unnecessary dangers—toxic chemicals, negative energies, unforeseen side effects, and more—in our modern world,” writes Dave, the younger Wentz.

Myron, his father, who holds a Ph.D. in microbiology with a specialty in immunology from the University of Utah, throws in the statistics: “A new chemical substance is discovered every nine seconds during the workday. Chemists discovered the eighteenth millionth chemical substance known to science on June 15, 1998. Many thousands more have been developed since then.” Wrap your brain around that figure for a moment. It looks like this: 18,000,000.

Healthy HomeTheir book is an excellent, comprehensive resource to learn how, exactly, we go about protecting ourselves from all the toxins. Following are just 20 of the simple solutions they pepper throughout the book.

  1. Cut down on the wrinkle-free materials. Five minutes of ironing will spare you from a lifetime of PFC exposure.
  2. Make certain your body is wrapped in safe, natural material for at least a third of the day by purchasing pajamas and bedding made from organic cotton.
  3. Train and trust your nose. Of all our senses, smell makes the most direct connection between the outside world and your brain.
  4. Use one-half cup of white vinegar in place of fabric softener in the washer to reduce static cling and soften clothing.
  5. Unwrap and air out your dry-cleaned garments for at least two days in an exterior area, like a garage—never is a closet or bedroom.
  6. Whenever you launder your sheets, open your windows and leave your mattress exposed in order to allow your bed to off-gas for the day.
  7. Unplug your electronic gadgets and appliances when they aren’t being used.
  8. Buy nightlights, alarm clocks, and other bedroom electronics that are illuminated with red light, which is less disturbing to melatonin production than white or blue light.
  9. Open a window whenever you can to let in some fresh, cleansing air. The air outside is cleaner.
  10. Cut down on toxic preservatives like parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde by first replacing products that sit on your skin all day—like a moisturizers—with more natural, preservative-free alternatives.
  11. Avoid aerosol products that have non-spray alternatives. If you must use aerosols, open a window and run your bathroom fan. Wash products off your face as soon as you get home instead of waiting until bedtime. A few additional chemical-free hours each day could add up to more than six years over a lifetime.
  12. Don’t use antiperspirant during cooler months or on weekends when it doesn’t matter if you sweat a little.
  13. If you’ve been exposed to mercury, consider taking a supplement containing N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) and alpha lipoic acid to aid in detoxification.
  14. Give your immune system a boost with the beneficial bacteria found on a probiotic supplement. Just be sure to look in your pharmacy or grocery store for a product that contains “live and active” cultures.
  15. Avoid buying products that contain triclosan and its chemical cousin, triclocarban. Simply wash your hands with regular soap and water to get rid of germs.
  16. Start with good antioxidant protection, supplemental B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and lots of CoQ10. Also, try one or more of the foods that have been shown to lower cholesterol, such as steel cut oatmeal.
  17. Start each day with an alkalizing glass of lemon water by squeezing a fresh lemon (no sugar) into purified water. Make sure you include the pulp.
  18. Trade in your table salt for natural sea salt, which contains a mixture of alkaline complexes. And use pepper or other spices to liven your meals.
  19. Maintain a good distance—at least ten feet in front or five feet to the side—between yourself and the microwave when it’s on.
  20. If you must use a PTFE-lined pan, keep your stove’s burner on medium or lower. Also, never preheat an empty pan.
  21. If you plastic wrap, ensure it’s LDPE-based plastic, and regardless of what type it is, never use it in the microwave.
  22. Purchase reusable grocery bags made of natural materials such as cotton and use them as often as you can.
  23. Use a pitcher with an activated carbon filter to reduce contaminants in your water. Although it won’t filter out all pollutants, it’s a good start at a low cost.
  24. If you are cleaning with products that you wouldn’t eat, wear gloves!
  25. Instead of using an aerosol freshening spray, mist your room with real citrus scent,. Simply pour a few drops of orange, lemon, or lime essential oil into a spray bottle of water.
  26. Buy the best vacuum you can afford. Optimally, get one with a HEPA “completely sealed” system.
  27. Use a regular, corded telephone when at home or at work. Cutting even 20 percent of your daily RF exposure is a step in the right direction.
  28. If you have Ethernet ports in convenient areas, you can access the Internet using good, old-fashioned wiring.
  29. Don’t set your car’s air conditioner or heater to recirculated air. Selecting the outside air option on your dashboard will reduce the number of pollutants you’re circulating inside the car.
  30. Take a daily vitamin D supplement with at least 2,000 IUs (International Units) during the winter or year-round if you can’t get out into the sun each day.
  31. Plant a large, diverse range of plants in your yard—native species are best. The more the merrier and healthier.


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Skylark

    Some good stuff here..BUT…if I followed or even thought about half the stuff in this book I would really drive myself CRAZY! We are not of this world…for very long anyway!Why not just use some common sense ..and become less of a consumer and always err on the side of caution!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Linda Appleman Shapiro

    Thanks, as always, Therese. I’m passing this list along to all those whom I love, not least of whom are my daughters who, in turn, will help improve the quality of life for my grandchildren, as well.

    Warmest regards,
    Linda

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cassa

    In regards to #8, I just cover my clock radio with a dark facecloth. If I have the numbers exposed, no matter what colour they glow, I can’t sleep.

  • http://www.environmentaldiseases.com/ Scott Alexander

    This post is such a great help for people who wanted to be aware on toxic substances and how they can prevent harm in due to these. Thanks for sharing this awareness. I would also like to add the importance of having your own personal protective devices, like gloves, suits, hats, and other more so that you can use them right away when needed.

  • http://theorganicmattressstore.com James Mckenzie

    This is a great article with useful recommendations to minimize our exposure to toxins. Another one that’s not on the list is to use an organic mattress.
    I have a friend of mine that bought an organic mattress at the Organic Mattress Store and he says its very confortable
    made out of organic cotton.
    I am thinking of buying one myself in the near future. Apparently, the organic mattress can also get rid of dust mites.

  • http://healthy-home.com.au/ Amy C. Holmes

    After just reading this post… I have figure out that keeping healthy and making your body free from toxins is just a must for us.,,, For us to live with our family with happiness..

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