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Why create a healthy home?
Our home should be a haven, a place of refuge and regeneration that is free from contaminants and elements that harm our health. Overwhelming scientific evidence indicates that the air within our homes is polluted and illness caused by exposure to these pollutants is a serious threat to our health. Creating a healthy home by eliminating these poisons can save money that might otherwise be spent on doctor visits, medication, and missed workdays.
A chemical-free living area enables our body to use its energy for rejuvenation and healing instead of detoxifying harmful chemicals. Research has shown that many of these chemicals can disrupt the endocrine system leading to breast and prostate cancer, endometriosis, fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, loss of sex drive and fertility and can damage brain chemistry leading to hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and even mental illness. They can also accumulate in the organs, triggering cancers of the liver, lung, colon, thyroid, etc.
Pregnant women should be especially wary of these harmful chemicals. Dr. Philip Landrigan, professor of pediatrics and chairman of the board at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says, “If babies are exposed in the womb or shortly after birth to chemicals that interfere with brain development, the consequences last a lifetime.”
In addition to chemical contamination, a sea of electromagnetic frequencies from Wi-Fi, digital cable, cell phones, power lines, etc. now surrounds us. Although the consequences of these exposures aren’t fully understood, these electromagnetic fields add stress to the body and should be addressed. Instead of ignoring these dangers, we should become educated on the hazards and learn how to remedy them. It is up to each one of us to start making changes to transform our homes in order to live healthier lives.
How do we create a healthy home?
- Education – Keep up with current findings and discoveries
- Acceptance –Be open to information that challenges long-standing beliefs
- Motivation – A natural result of increased knowledge and awareness
- Action – Do what you can as you are able
See “Reducing Immune Stress: Where Do I Start?” to begin making easy changes now
With this information in mind, Three Branches Healthy Living hopes that you will challenge your long-standing consumer habits, and rest assured that even the smallest changes do make a difference.