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30 Ways to Detox Your Home & Body

26.  Stop eating baked goods with artificial colors.  They may look pretty but research links food colors and artificial dyes to having toxic effects on the brain and nervous system, particularly among children.

27.  Stop using fragrances.  Most perfumes and colognes, scented candles, plug-in air “fresheners,” pot pourri, laundry soap, fabric softeners and dryer sheets are loaded with toxic ingredients that have been linked to hormonal imbalances, mood swings, fatigue, brain damage, and many other symptoms.

28.  Don’t heat food or store it in plastic.  Most plastic contains bisphenol-A (BPA) that migrates into the food stored in these containers.  BPA has been linked to thyroid and other hormonal problems.

29.  Don’t use mothballs.  Mothballs contain paradichlorobenzene which is seriously toxic.  Instead choose sachets made with natural herbs and essential oils like rosemary, lavender, thyme, and mint, which are natural moth-repellants.

30.  Reduce the amount of meat in your diet.

Adapted with permission from The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan by Michelle Schoffro Cook, DNM.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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3:59PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

do ziploc bags have BPA too?

4:00PM PDT on Nov 5, 2011


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2:55AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Thank you.

2:37PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

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2:51AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

really helpful... i found stuff i didn't know and will be changing some of my habbits.

6:32PM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

A lot of helpful info, but some of the things like a microwave is difficult to stay away of.

10:23AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

I learn something new on different blogs every day. It is always refreshing to read posts of other bloggers and learn something from them. Thanks for sharing.

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8:12PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

I loved this Michelle! Succinctly written and lots of great suggestions. This one's a keeper. I'm cranking up the printer right now.

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