What’s with this whole non toxic, go green fad?! Surprise, it’s not a fad at all. Smart consumers are demanding clean and healthy products and NOT tolerating greenwashing. That’s when a big name company pretends to be healthy by designing their marketing and branding to fake you out. But really they sneak in all kinds of crap into the product. That’s Not ok!!
What’s the downside? The chemicals you put in and on your body add up. Our body is designed to expertly filter out the crud. But what happens when your filter is full? ALERT....SYSTEM OVERLOAD...ALERT. Endocrine disruption, through the roof toxicity levels, horrible moods, stubborn thyroid issues and a generalized sense of just not feeling well.
I always tell my patients “control you can because there’s a lot we don’t have control over.” You can choose to buy organic and locally grown produce. At least avoiding the dirty dozen. You can choose to seek out body products without parabens, phthalates, toluene, formadelhyde, fragerences, SLS and colorants. You can limit your use of bleach cleaning supplies and switch to plant-based cleaners for every day use. Not only are the bleach fumes bad for your lungs but over-use is contributing to the proliferation of mutant super bugs and strange Staph infections that are unresponsive to antibiotics. And you can avoid burning toxic candles, spraying laboratory created room fragrances and supporting companies that are clearly greenwashing. I repeat, Be a smart consumer.
Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.
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