– an excerpt from “The Healthy Home”
Before the 1900’s most of the dirt that made its way into our homes was good old-fashioned mud, leaves, manure and other organic material tracked in from the barnyard or street. A broom, a mop and a bucket of soapy water would pretty much do the trick for a thorough cleaning. Today however much of our ‘dirt’ is made up of toxic residues that come from our synthetic ‘cleaning’ solutions.
We’ve become obsessed with living in a germ-free environment as a result of the scare tactics employed by marketers. WE have a bona fide germ phobia when we could be focusing our energy on something positive like boosting our immune systems.
Let’s put something into perspective. Your body, when healthy, is beautifully designed to handle germs. The germs in our homes are OUR germs. OUR bodies generally have no problem dealing the familiar. We don’t need to live in a scrubbed-down sterilized bubble.
It may be inconvenient to catch a cold but we need to consider what have a cold means in comparison to developing chronic degenerative diseases that can result from the overuse of antibacterial cleaners. When you actually compare the discomfort of a sore throat to the risk of developing cancer, heart disease or stroke you should probably consider a new paradigm shift.
We use sterilizing agents in the hope of avoiding a cold or flu but the agents you use do not disappear within minutes, they remain in your home sometimes for days. Solvents in those agents are designed to break down organic matter; the same molecules you find on your skin and lungs will also be broken down by the same agents. Understand that those agents have to be toxic in order to kill germs, and in perspective they are slowly killing you and you family!
So you are putting yourself in contact with that stuff, touching it and breathing it ironically all in the name of health.
You can still keep things clean but use your keenest sense of danger when it comes to cleaning … USE YOUR NOSE… if it smells pungent or strong, it makes you weep or gasp for air then DO NOT USE IT. We have conditioned ourselves to ignore these natural signals because we want bathroom that smells clean, or rather smells like chemicals. Use more natural cleaning products and make sure that you or your little ones are not huffing in dangerous fumes. Open a window and air out your home with fresh outside air.
Lastly keep your body functioning properly and healing with the help of your trained Upper Cervical Chiropractor. Toxins can cause stress in the system that can compromise your adjustment and keep you from experiencing maximum potential.
Book today with Simply Health Chiropractic Center and have the difference of true inner health.