Detoxification Starts in Your Environment: How to Reduce Exposure to Toxins at Home Before You Detox
A successful detox program starts in a healthy environment. If you’re thinking about starting a detox program, have you prepared your environment for it?
Detoxifying the body removes toxins from your organs, including toxic byproducts of cellular metabolism and normal body functioning, along with environmental toxins that make their way into the body. This makes a toxic-free environment essential to an optimized detoxing process.
Let’s walk through the most common sources of toxins, and how we can reduce exposure to toxins at home for the best detox for your body.
Where do environmental toxins come from?
Environmental toxins can go beyond air and water pollution, and are usually found in non-organic foods (pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones, and additives), personal care products, home cleaning products, and homebuilding materials and furnishings.
Why should we also detox our environment?
Toxic products like these make our bodies work harder to detox, which will most likely lead to heavily accumulated toxins in our bodies over time. In fact, An Environmental Working Group study found an average of 200 toxins in newborns. If babies are born already ridden with toxins, then mothers should definitely seek ways to reduce exposure to those toxins, for both their babies’ health and their own.
What happens if toxins accumulate in our organs?
A high toxic load can lead to serious health issues. In fact, many toxins have been linked to several types of cancer, weight gain, reproduction issues, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, neurodegenerative diseases, and a variety of chronic diseases.
The best way to reduce this toxic buildup is to not only detox your body, but your environment too. That way, you can effectively lessen the toxic burden on the body so that the detoxification process is optimized in handling toxin exposures.
Here are 6 ways you reduce exposure to toxins in your home environment:
It might take a bit of a lifestyle change, but when it comes to your long term health, it’s worth it. Here’s how you can control your exposure to toxins and surround your body with healthful, toxin-free resources:
- Use less plastic
Reduce your use of plastic and opt for a reusable glass or stainless steel water bottle instead. This helps decrease exposure to plastics and chemicals like BPA. Also, remember to avoid heating food in plastic containers because chemicals from the plastic can seep into your feed. Instead use glass, ceramic, or cast iron.
- Filter your water
Filter your water for cooking and drinking. This reduces exposure to fluoride, chlorine, PFAS, microplastics, heavy metals and more. If you don’t have a filtration system installed, you can find a simple yet still very effective filtered water pitcher at your local Target or on Amazon.
- Filter indoor air
Filtering indoor air helps reduce exposure to mold, dust, and chemicals from indoor air pollution. Thankfully, air purifiers are a great way to detox the air in both large and small spaces alike.
- Go organic
For a toxic-free diet, choose to eat organic, non-GMO food as much as possible. If you’re on a tight budget, use the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen list to help you prioritize what is most important to source organically in your diet.
- Use natural personal care products
Avoid endocrine disrupting chemicals in your personal care products and cosmetics. Use EWG’s Skin Deep Database to check your current products.
- Use natural cleaning products
Use natural cleaning products in your home in order to avoid chemical exposure.
Are you ready to feel radiant for life? Let me help you! With my coaching, I can help you find all the resources you need to reduce exposure to toxins. Let’s chat.