5. Do a deep clean on your home
Your environment is an extension of your body! What you breathe, touch, taste, and consume all greatly influence your body’s metabolism and health.
Spending most of your time at home presents a unique opportunity to turn your home into a truly healthy space and live in a toxin-free environment.
Products that you use for cleaning and “freshening” your home — dishwashing soap, laundry detergent, plug-in air fresheners, fabric sprays, etc., enter your body through your skin.
Products that are applied to your body such as soap, deodorants, hair products, toothpaste, and make up can directly impact your estrogen metabolism and overall health.
Products used in your kitchen such as plastic containers and “easy-cook” non-stick skillets actually contain PFCs, or “Perfluorinated Chemicals.” Consisting of PFOAs (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOSs (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), this non-stick cookware contains chemicals which release an odorless gas. Upon absorption, this gas lingers in your body, wreaking havoc on the endocrine and immune systems.
Ideally, it is best to gather all the products you use for cleaning, personal care products, and nonstick pots and pans which are not organic, and throw them out. If you can, replace them all with eco-products.
If it’s not possible to replace everything at once, as the products you use age or empty, replace them with eco-products.