Mar 24, 2017
Earlier today, I dropped by the office of ELLE Magazine in NYC to discuss detox tips for your gym bag and workout. The Facebook Live video is below in case you missed it. You can also read the detox tips further down.
My friend, Jen, was stopped and frisked by airport security after the swab of the inside of her gym bag appeared to be toxic! Her airport experience got her wondering how gross the inside of her gym bag must be, after tossing dirty shoes and clothing in her bag most days of the week.
Ingredients in personal care products can be toxic or pose health risks. Below are tips to help detox your personal care products.
Avoid plastic water bottles and avoid food packaging materials. Instead, choose the following:
Clothes can be treated with toxic chemicals. Hints that you might be at risk are if the clothes are treated to be antibacterial, antimicrobial, and resistant to stains and water.
There is growing evidence that electromagnetic fields from things like cell phones may increase your risk to several things, including cancer. To be safe:
Abbreviated List of Sources: EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database; EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning; "Are there toxins in your fast food packaging?" By DENNIS THOMPSON HEALTHDAY February 1, 2017, CBS News; "The Harmful Chemicals Hidden in Your Workout Clothes" Jessica Teas | Jul 21, 2015, SHAPE; and Environmental Health Trust.
I hope you find these detox tips helpful! Do you have any tips you'd like to share? If so, share them on our Facebook page!
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Each month, we will "meditate" on a body part or system. The goal is to connect with our body, senses, and symptoms to rely on this curiosity and "listening" as guidance for a gentle, detox journey.
Access Sophia's shopping list for her household staples. They're her favorite low toxic items that she can't live without. Also see which EMF protection products she uses.