Tips for keeping yourself as chemical free as possible

Recently many more people are being diagnosed with fatty liver disease that in the past meant only one thing – they were an alcoholic! However these days we live in such a toxic environment with a huge number of different chemicals going into our bodies every day, and it is the liver that has to filter them. It is struggling to deal with all the chemicals and so, to protect the body, creates fatty tissue to store them.   Fatty liver disease can lead to sclerosis of the liver which in turn can even lead to death.

Here are 12 tips to help you reduce the chemical load on your liver:

Buy and eat organic and free-range foods including organic meats, vegetables and milk and dairy products to reduce your exposure to added hormones, pesticides, and fertilisers.

  1. Eat wild caught fish such as wild Alaskan salmon or smaller fish, rather than conventional or farm-raised fish, that are often heavily contaminated with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenols) that are carcinogenic to humans, and mercury a very toxic heavy metal.
  2. Eat wild caught fish such as wild Alaskan salmon or smaller fish, rather than conventional or farm-raised fish, that are often heavily contaminated with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenols) that are carcinogenic to humans, and mercury a very toxic heavy metal.
  3. Buy products that come in glass bottles or jars, rather than plastic or canned, because chemicals can leach out of plastics and into the contents. Store your food and drinks in glass rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap. Avoid using plastic cups for your little ones.
  4. Eat fresh foods and cook everything from scratch because processed and prepackaged foods are a common source of chemicals such as BPA and phthalates.
  5. Filter your drinking water, the best filter being a reverse osmosis one that takes out everything! If you can filter your bathing water as well it is even better because your skin acts not only an excretory organ but can also absorb things and takes in contaminants.
  6. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to remove house dust, which is often contaminated with traces of chemicals.
  7. Avoid stain- and water-resistant clothing, furniture, and carpets to avoid perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).
  8. Use natural toiletries such as shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste, cosmetics and make-up. One of the best ranges that I have seen and use myself is Arbonne.
  9. Switch to natural cleaning products in your home. Avoid products that contain 2-butoxyethanol (EGBE) and methoxydiglycol (DEGME). These are two toxic glycol ethers that can damage fertility and even cause foetal harm. Have a look at the video on this site: mumsonamission.community
  10. Replace feminine hygiene products such as tampons and sanitary towels with safer alternatives.
  11. Avoid air fresheners and other synthetic fragrances as they can contain hundreds if not thousands of potential toxic chemicals.
  12. When buying new products for the home try and get those that contain naturally low flammable materials such as leather, wool and cotton. Try and avoid items containing PBDEs, antimony, formaldehyde, boric acid, and other brominated chemicals.

 

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