Did you know the average woman applies over 500 synthetic chemicals on her body daily? That’s pretty crazy right! From daily shower routines, cosmetics, lotions, laundry detergent, and hand soap. How does this affect us? Well, this can lead us into a pretty deep rabbit hole so I’m going to do my best to keep this short and sweet.
If we stop to take a good hard look at our surroundings I think we all know someone who is battling some sort of cancer, illness or disease? We generally relate these conditions to the use of harmful substances like tobacco, alcohol, drugs or pesticides, but have you stopped to think about daily routines??
Right now I know I have lost some of you but those of you reading, keep with me. If you remember back to a couple of posts I have done in the past about gut health and hormones, you probably are starting to understand how these things are all linked up. Ingesting foods full of preservatives, pesticides, and hormones we can really offset our gut health. Our gut health then affects our weight, mood, sex drive and overall well being. From there we then see the loss of periods due to overexposure to estrogen or estrogen-mimicking substances, and this is where your skin comes into play.
Everything that your skin touches or you put on it will eventually end up on your insides, so turn your lipstick over and check the ingredients… The average women consumes 7 pounds of lipstick in her life, do you want that to be full of nasty shit?? I sure don’t! Check out your laundry detergent… you wear those clothes all day and sleep in those sheets, you sweat and absorb the chemicals. Think about your toothpaste… It all plays a factor. How does this affect you? Well right now it seems to be harming our communities by more individuals having cancer, weight gain, depression, becoming insulin resistant, and even infertility.
Can we live in a bubble?? No, we can’t but I do encourage you to swap out some products you use to ensure you’re doing the best you can to live a healthy long life. Here are some of the thing I have swapped out.
Plastic is gone, ALL Glass food containers. Glass shaker bottles for my supplements and water bottle. I swapped out my cooking wear with ceramic, stainless steel is a great option too. I Went to natural makeup and deodorant. We switched out our cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. We do our best to eat organic and hormone free meats. Organic coffee! While doing this may not guarantee us a life any longer then the next it sure doesn’t hurt. With anything make it work with your lifestyle, it’s not a quick fix and none of these things made me feel 1000 times better, but having the peace of mind is worth it.