How your environment plays a role in your health and wellness
I’m going to go over some of the basics when it comes to your health and environment without getting too technical and over analytical. There are many things a person can list when it comes to this topic, but I feel the 3 listed below are most important when it comes to your health since they make up most of how your time is spent.
1. Your Home
2. Your Workplace
3. Your Relationships
Let’s start with home since this is where you probably spend most of your time. First thing is cleanliness. Are you exposed to toxins in your home without even knowing it? Sure, you may keep your house clean as a whistle, but what about all the toxic chemicals you are using to clean your home? Did you know that every single thing you come into contact with can be absorbed through your skin? Whether it be chemicals used for cleaning or a variety of other things like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, body lotions, and the list goes on. Next time you wash your hair look at the ingredients on the bottle to see what it contains. Then do a search on Google to see how damaging some of the ingredients can be. Do the same with the soap you use, the detergent for washing your clothes, the toothpaste, and everything else you come into contact with. I think you will be surprised at what you find out and how damaging those things can be to your health.
For example, plastics have been known to increase estrogen levels in men and women and elevated estrogen levels can throw your body into a hormonal frenzy causing all sorts of health issues. I will be writing more on this topic next week so stay tuned.