Living without as many chemicals as you possibly can! I like to do this because I don't think people are really aware of how much they expose themselves or their children to chemicals. We need to start looking at options that are better for ourselves and our children for their long term health.
Let's start with: What are some of the things that have changed with childhood illnesses compared to just a few years ago?
Here's a post from Organic Gardening about ADHD/ADD: http://www.organicgardening.com/living/adhd-causes-home quoting, " The disorder has already been linked to pesticides found in chemically grown food, and now Gump has shown in a new study that one of the chemical causes of ADHD might be perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), a class of highly toxic chemicals used to make stain- and water-repellent fabrics and nonstick cookware that linger in the environment for very long periods of time, building up in the blood of animals that enter the food chain and, ultimately, in people."
A post from MD-Health on hormonal imbalances with chemicals being quoted as a possible cause. http://www.md-health.com/Hormone-Imbalance.html
If you stopped and made a list of all the different products that you use in your home or on your body, I think you'd be shocked! Let's take the test:
Do you or your children:
* Take a shower or bath?
*Wash your hair?
*Condition your hair?
*Wash your body? (with what?)
*Put hair treatment in? (Gel, spray,etc?)
*Shave your legs & what did you use?
*Toner on your face?
*Lipstick? (really bad one)
What about the baby or children?
*Did you use air fresheners?
*Brush your teeth?
Did you answer YES to any of these? Then more than likely you've been putting chemicals into your body without even thinking about it!
Children are NOT little adults. Pound for pound, kids are exposed to more contaminants in air, water, food, and personal care products than adults. Immature organ systems are often less capable of fending off chemical assaults. Subtle damage to developing bodies may lead to disease later in life.
Women, with their average of 5lbs a year of added chemicals to their body, may have hormonal imbalances, headaches, fibromyalgia, digestive problems, exhaustion, poor concentration & on & on!
Here is a good site to visit to see all the chemicals in our everyday products.
Search for as many chemical free products to put on yourself & your families. Women, whether we like it or not, the responsibility usually falls into our laps to make sure the changes happen. There are several companies that claim "natural" or "organic"~so you will have to do your homework. Check the labels & go back to the link above to look at your chemicals.
Here is a video I found from Dr. Pompa talking about the TOP TEN:
(He mentions specifically air fresheners! Diffuse good therapeutic grade oils. )
If you would like to make it easy, then here's the link for most of the products I mentioned above that are plant based & actually GOOD for you.
Disclaimer: Not meant to diagnose or claim to cure.