Dec 10, 2017
by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée
Clutter accumulates quickly in our homes. Before we know it, the one storage cabinet has expanded to three. And flat surfaces are covered with...well, anything and everything.
What we often don’t consider is how this clutter may be affecting our health. In addition to the dust that accumulates with clutter, so do the number of products that may contaminate our homes with chemicals. Of special concern are those that have been linked to short- and long- term health conditions ranging from fertility problems(1) to hormone disruption to cancer(2).
De-cluttering and being selective about what you keep is one way to start detoxing your home.
Start with the products that are most risky to your health. Below are five items to evaluate critically:
De-cluttering, and being selective about the items you keep and buy, can help reduce the number of chemicals in your home. As a bonus: you'll find things more easily and feel more inner peace!
Start with products that are easiest for you to de-clutter and replace them with a few, healthier products. Or, better yet, don’t replace them at all!
Enroll in the D-Tox Academy to detox your home and life at a pace that’s comfortable for you.
The D-Tox Academy gives subscribers access to specific brands of products, and tips for how to use and maintain products. The academy includes short videos and check lists that are helpful when making healthier changes.
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.
This article is for informational purposes only, even if and to the extent that it features the advice of physicians and medical practitioners. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. Views expressed in this article by an expert are the views of the expert and do not necessarily represent the views of Nontoxic Living or Ruan Living.
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.