On a daily basis it’s unbelievable how many toxins we get into ourselves. But don’t freak out, our bodies are very clever and they are designed to be able to deal with some toxins. The only problem is the amount of toxins we have to deal with these days might just be a touch too many for our hardworking bodies.
This is not going to be the perfect post about all the toxins out there that we need to/ should remove. I want this post to just be a gentle voice from our bodies that says, please please just give me a break, I need a holiday!!!
One of the problem that I think a lot of people struggle with is that there are so many things in regards to our health that we “should” get better at that it’s just soooo much easier to stick to your old ways than trying to find alternatives that helps AND work. Hence nothing gets done.
So what does one do? Well it’s easy, we all leave our jobs, move to a cottage as far away from civilisation as possible and start storing all our foods and liquids in glass containers. If that option isn’t really tempting for you then there are lots of areas in our lives where we can start cutting down on toxins.
Next time you run out of washing up liquid, mascara, deodorant, shampoo or any other possible toxin laden product instead of taking the easy option and just buying what you always buy, do yourself ( and nature ) a favour and spend that extra 5-10 minutes to find a better alternative. If you don’t have time or energy to research all the toxic ingredients in the world pop into your local organic/ health shop and talk to them. Even if you don’t get recommended a product that is completely toxin-free the chances are that they contain lots lots less. And if there’s one product that you can’t live without give yourself a break and use it. If it becomes too hard to remove toxins and that will cause you to not do anything about it, then use the bad deodorant, colour your hair, open that occasional tin of beans, but do try to remove as many toxins as possible!
If you constantly drink water (or other drinks) from plastic bottles the chances are that you are getting some toxins into yourself such as BPA and antimony. And it seems as if the longer it has been stored in the bottle or if it has been heated up the more toxins has leaked out into the water. Try to mainly drink your water from a glass but when you’re on the move here’s some alternatives;
Are sooooo convenient, but also contains BPA. Instead of tins of tomatoes try tetra pak. Cook large batches of beans and freeze them. Always use fresh fruit and vegetables instead of tinned ones.
Consider how many products you apply to your skin and hair on a daily basis and if all of them are chemical-laden that’s quite a scary thought. The good news is that there are so many toxin-free excellent products or products that at least contains much less toxins, out there now. And here’s where the spending 5-10 minutes extra before you purchase a new product comes in. If you need a new nail varnish, google toxin- free nail varnish and you will see that there’s lots of great products out there. Check out your products at EWG skin deep. You can even download an app for free and bring with you when you go shopping.
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Most contains aluminium which has in several studies has been possibly linked to cancer ( in particularly breast cancer) Some claim that there are no firm evidence to support these links. I personally do not want to put aluminium so close to my breasts and risk it.
I find this deodorant from Alva to be really good