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What's Your Body Burden?
Most of us don't realize the number of chemicals we're exposed to on a daily basis. Scientists estimate everyone carries over 700 contaminants in their bodies. Toxins begin building up in our bodies before we're even born then continue throughout our lives.
We are exposed to chemicals in a multitude of ways: food, water, air, and many of our everyday products like plastics, paints, gas, cosmetics, and fertilizers. Unfortunately there's no way to really know what all you're exposed to, but we did find two online tests that will give you and idea. A Body's Burden is the more detailed test, while Green Goes with Everything is short and sweet. If nothing else, these tests may help open some eyes to the true number of chemicals we're exposed to. If you'd like to read more about Body Burden, we suggest checking out this website: chemicalbodyburden.org.
What Can We Do?
While it is unlikely we’ll be able to avoid all chemicals, there are many things we can do to reduce our body burden. Here are a couple of websites that offer excellent tips:
The Silent Spring Institute offers their “Action Tips”, over 100 things you can do to reduce your exposure. They have done extensive research into many chemicals we are exposed to. Looking through their website will provide you with a great deal of information on these chemicals.
Rodale, always known for excellent organic/natural information, also has great ideas for ‘greening’ your life, including things like recipes for non-toxic cleaners.
Baths are an extremely effective way to remove toxins and soak away aches and pains. Here's an excellent recipe:
First dry brush the skin and rinse away the skin debris. Mix essential oils into salts. Add salts and clay to a warm running bath. Soak for 15 - 20 minutes only!
Do You Have Parasites?
Do you get our weekly newsletter? Check this out for our introduction to Cleansing Month and Parastie Cleansing: Healthy News
Read on for a little more information!
Here's the test Ann Louise Gittleman, author of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, put together: Test.
Signs of Parasite Infestation
Here's some tips on keeping your body AND your environment Clean & Healthy!
Let's Clean House!