Thursday, January 7, 2010

10 Healthy Living Tips

1. Look up your beauty products on Always read the ingredients in the products you use and be sure to avoid triclosan, fragrance, and oxybenzone.

2. Choose organic & fresh local foods.

3. Limit how much canned food you eat, as many can linings contain bisphenol A (BPA)-which is linked to cancer.

4. Avoid using plastics whenever possible and choose the ones you use carefully to avoid BPA. Never microwave plastic containers.

5. Wash your hands frequently to reduce illness. Avoid using anti-bacterial soaps which are bad for the environment and contain pesticides.

6. Cook with cast iron or stainless steel cookware to avoid the toxic fumes that can be released from non-stick cookware when it is overheated.

7. Establish a "no shoes in the house" policy to reduce pollutants from outside being tracked throughout your house.

8. Use green cleaners made from items from your pantry - baking soda, vinegar, and lemons can be combined into some amazing cleaners.

9. Use reusable stainless steel water bottles instead of buying bottled water.

10. To help with seasonal allergies and stuffy noses caused by winter colds, try using a neti pot instead of over the counter decongestants.

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