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Toxic Chemicals Are All Around Us But How Can You Protect Yourself? | Amoils.com

Added January 17, 2011, Under: Babies, Environment, Parents, Pregnancy

These days, we all worry about the excess of chemicals in our every day lives and of course in the environment itself. We worry even more about anything that adversely affects a mom-to-be and her unborn child. Now a recent report in a new study from the University of California in San Francisco has revealed that 100 percent of expectant mothers are exposed to multiple chemicals.

The Health Ranger in his NaturalNewsletter has written even more about the various chemicals found in this study. Never one to mince his words, Mike Adams goes on to describe all the different “poisons” that were mentioned in the study and how we live in a toxic stew of synthetic chemicals.

Below, please find The Health Ranger’s extremely helpful guideline (which I am repeating for you)…

Ten powerful ways to protect yourself from toxic chemicals

#1) Don’t put anything on your skin you wouldn’t eat! Avoid all mainstream consumer skin care, cosmetics and personal care products, period! Need soap? Try natural, organic brands like Dr Bronner’s, AnnMarie Gianni or Pangea Organics.

#2) Don’t eat foods made with chemicals you can’t pronounce. Read the ingredients labels. If the list of ingredients is too long and complex to figure out, it’s probably made more with chemicals than actual food.

#3) Don’t poison your body with over-the-counter drugs or prescription pharmaceuticals. If you do need to use medication for short-term emergency use, be sure to detoxify your liver afterwards.

#4) Detox your liver, kidneys and colon at least once a year. You can do this with a juice fast combined with detox supplements such as those offered by www.GlobalHealingCenter.com or www.BaselineNutritionals.com – (get professional guidance from a naturopath before fasting).

#5) Drink more water. Most people simply don’t consume enough water to effectively remove toxins from their bodies. If you don’t like water by itself, drink fresh vegetable juices such as celery or cucumber juice (which are actually structured water).

#6) Cleanse your body with parsley, alfalfa, red clover, chlorella or chlorophyll. All these substances can help cleanse your body and eliminate toxic substances that may be detrimental to your health.

#7) Don’t fill your home or apartment with products that off-gas toxic chemicals: Air fresheners, perfumed candles, particle board furniture, carpets, glues, etc.

#8) Don’t cook on non-stick cookware. These are the worst! Invest in quality copper-clad stainless steel pans and use those. They’ll last a lifetime and they don’t contaminate your body with chemicals. Don’t eat at restaurants that use non-stickcookware. (That’s just about every restaurant in the world, it seems…)

#9) Buy certified organic products. In the USA, the USDA Organic Seal is a trusted seal that genuinely indicates organic quality (both in foods and personal care products). Don’t be fooled by brand names that use the word “organics” in their name but aren’t really organic. For example, “Bob’s Organics” may or may not actually be organic. The Organic Consumers Association (www.OrganicConsumers.org) can keep you posted on what’s what.

#10) Get the cancer out of your laundry! Stop washing your clothes in toxic brand-name laundry detergents, and stop using brand-name fabric softeners or dryer sheets. Do you have any idea what chemicals are used in those products? The truth would astonish you.

With regard to #3, don’t forget there are Healing Natural Oils products available for many different conditions. Safe, gentle and completely natural.

I am sure you will learn something new from this list, as I did. It gives us the information we may need to take those further necessary steps to protect ourselves and our families – including those pregnant moms-to-be and their unborn babies.

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