Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Detox - Removing Poisons from Your Home

Spring Detox- For Your Home
 If you travel in the yoga circles I do you are hearing a lot about detoxifying your body for Spring. The home we live in day after day and year after year gets short shrift in this department and is almost never mentioned in the effort to do a spring cleaning.  This is one of the topics I am going to be talking about a lot more in my upcoming series of live events because it is critical that we understand that the products that we use daily be it cosmetic, electronic or in the kitchen have a profound impact on our health. In an easy to read Room - by -  Room guide,  Dr. Myron Wentz, renown microbiologist and immunologist and his son Dave Wentz bio - engineer  break it all down covering everything from light bulbs to toothpaste. The Bedroom, Garage, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Living Areas all get the cross examination in this fun and empowering book that provides ways on how to  take back our health in a multi - layered approach going beyond just diet and exercise. After all, if you are cooking or storing your food in toxic substances diet won't do you much good. In this book you will learn how
"...Almost overnight, a toxic world has been built around us, slowly manipulating how we eat, sleep, work, play…how we live. And the consequences of these conveniences have never been documented together in one place..." The duo have also created an amazing interactive website with full access granted to those who register by entering the ISBN number. I wish I had had science teachers this cool when I was growing up! My Healthy Home InterActive Website 
The Healthy Home isn't only a comprehensive look at the dangerous poisons within your home but is a guidebook of simple solutions that will help you live a life free of the toxic burdens society has created, packaged, and sold to you as necessities of everyday life. As you read, you'll begin to learn about the science behind the positive choices you can make to improve you and your family's most important resource—your health.
Have you ever considered:
  • Chemicals added to fabrics to enhance durability and stain and wrinkle resistance have been linked to both reproductive and developmental toxicity, as well as cancers of the liver and bladder. But organic cotton contains none of these.
  • Aluminum can induce oxidative damage, which has been linked to Parkinson's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—yet a typical dose of your regular antacids can contain as much as 400 mg of aluminum. A little soda water anyone?
  • Your cooking pans coated with non-stick Teflon can release six toxic gases when heated up to 680°F on a regular electric stove, including two carcinogens, two global pollutants, and a chemical known to be lethal to humans. Maybe the extra scrubbing of a regular pan is worth it.
  • The air in your home is constantly filled with toxins from the paint on your walls, the glue that holds down your carpet, and the fire-retardant chemicals coating your comfy mattress. You can learn how to minimize your exposure.
  • What's even more wonderful about this book is that all the proceeds go to support The Children's Hunger Fund a partnership established with USANA Health Sciences more than ten years ago to provide nutrition and medical care to children in countries like Uganda, Cambodia and soon Malawi. This is a step beyond the annual hunger run held every year in Salt Lake City.

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