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3 Easy Ways to Green Your Health

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3 Easy Ways to Green Your Health

If you’re like most people, a little voice inside your head has probably been telling you for a while that it’s time to get back to a more natural way of living and take a more serious look at the toxins in your everyday life. Even so, you may feel confused about the simple, practical things you can do to minimize your exposure and maximize not only your health, but your contribution to a cleaner planet.

What if I told you that making small, simple changes in your everyday routine could make a huge impact on your health and well-being, as well as the health of our planet?

Studies are coming out frequently about how everyday chemicals in our bodies are resulting in health problems like learning disabilities, autism, cancer and infertility. Often, the impact chemicals have doesn’t show up for decades, like with tobacco, for example. What is also unclear is what happens inside our bodies when we come into contact with different chemicals from lots of different sources. What are the risks for us and our children? Don’t wait to find out! You can do something today, right in your own home. Become aware of what goes IN you, what goes ON you, and what SURROUNDS you.

IN You: Your drinking water

If you think the water coming out of your tap is clean and health-giving … you’d be mistaken. In 2008, an investigation by the Associated Press showed that America’s tap water is contaminated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including antibiotics, pain medications, antidepressants and sex hormones “in significant quantities.” Scientists are concerned that, even in small concentrations, these drugs could harm us over time because water is consumed in such large amounts every day. Our bodies may be able to deal with a big one-time dose of a chemical, but if a small amount is consumed continuously over years … no one really knows what can happen to our health.

Green Tip #1:

Play it safe: Buy a water filter and fill up your own reusable metal or glass water bottles at home. Get off plastic bottles. 8 out of 10 plastic water bottles used in the U.S. become garbage or end up in a landfill, contributing to global warming.

(To check your local water quality, go to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s site at www.nrdc.org and then go to “What’s on Tap”? You should be able to access your community’s Annual Quality Report, or you can ask your water utility company for a copy of its annual water quality report.)

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Beth Greer

Beth Greer, The Super Natural Mom®, is author of the bestseller Super Natural Home, endorsed by Deepak Chopra and Ralph Nader. She’s a radio talk show host, former President/Co-Owner of The Learning Annex, Certified Build It Green® Healthy Home/Workplace Specialist, Huffington Post columnist, and Environmental Health Consultant, who eliminated a sizable tumor in her chest without drugs or surgery. Beth is a trusted consumer advocate in the Natural Product and Sustainability Market and consults for spas, homes, businesses, schools and health centers nationwide.

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4:11PM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks for the Reminders.

7:16PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

thanks for the tips. i love the parmesan container idea for baking soda!

7:06AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

thanks for sharing

9:24PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

thanks!

5:22PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

Thanks.

6:32AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Simple is best!

9:16PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Go to greenhomelife.info, There you will find 4 technologies that will definitively address all the concerns on water, air, and a couple of other unique technologies. I use the alkaline water to drink and the acidic water to clean with. No mixing anything with it. It will clean mirrors, counter tops, ect. Great at loosening built on food from dishes. I mix the water to dilute shampoos, facial astringent. It has so many uses. My son's face really cleared up. Also do away with laundry detergent, bleaches, and softeners and replace it with technology. Yes there is something you can hook up to the washing machine, use only cold water, and it will clean your clothes. No maintenance either. Throw the clothes in and turn your washer on. No more plastic bottles to deal with either. And the air in homes across the country all need a really good purification system. No one should be without one; otherwise your just letting you lungs filtrate the harmful VOCS, that float in your air. Most purifiers only cover a couple hundred square feet, instead of thousands. So only small spaces are cleaned. And does anyone know of a purifier that gets rid of airborne mold and surface mold, plus sanitizes surfaces? I hope this message really gets out to the masses as its just something I'm passionate about and I know it will change people's lives. I believe these devices will become as common in USA households as computers are. Want you join me in this new innovative way of life?

2:15PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

thanks for this

10:13AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

im currently trying to "green my house as much as possible. my husband and i are tryna get preganant with our first baby and i dont want to be around all that icky stuff ;p

7:08AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Scary... Thanks

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