Welcome to my new podcast! This is the first episode, so bear with me while I get all the kinks worked out. I’m so glad you’ve joined me.
Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries but your attitude and perspective can make all the difference. I share with you “my story” which includes three near death experiences. I learned it was up to me to plan “My Road Trip to Health” if I was going to survive. There is no “magic pill”. It’s up to me to be healthy, come on and I’ll share my tips with you too.
My background is in biology and in management information sciences (MIS). My “near misses” with death and the doctors referring to my illnesses as “idiopathic” meant they didn’t know, meant I’d have to do the research. I started practicing new methods of medicine at the age of 4.
Healing is based on physical, mental and spiritual growth. How we heal, and how our bodies react to our thoughts are more connected than you may think. Our health is to a large degree, based upon our perception.
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. 2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:1-2 (NIV translation)
So what is in your environment that would make a difference?
- Air (Air Fresheners, Laundry products)
- Makeup, Personal Care Products (Shampoo, Deodorant, Perfume, Lotions, etc.)
- Household Cleaners
- Stain resistant, water resistant and fire retardant chemicals in clothing, furniture, and flooring
- Weed killers, fertilizers and insect repellants
Every day we are exposed to chemicals in our environment, over 80,000 of them on the market today and the EPA only required testing of 500 of them. The majority of them have never been tested for their impact on human health. Did you know that 42 billion pounds of chemicals are produced or imported and we don’t know the health risks of 75% of them? What’s your body’s chemical burden?
How much do you know about cancer? Take a quiz — what’s your cancer IQ?
Here’s some suggestions on things you can do to minimize your daily exposure of toxins.
- Eat organic, non-processed foods
- Drink filtered water
- Make your own non-toxic deodorizers, household cleaners and laundry products
- Stop wearing makeup or switch brands (read labels, do your homework – check your makeup brand on EWG website)
- Ask questions, do research before purchasing flooring, furniture or shopping for clothes
- Learn about organic gardening and pest managment
Check my webpage “Your Environment” for more information.
Recipe: All Purpose Cleaner
This is a all purpose, cleaner that doesn’t have the chemical smells and ingredients that I’ve become so sensitive to. It’s greener for the environment, costs a lot less than the store bought cleaners, and it’s a lot better for your health. I measure the ingredients in a plastic spray bottle I bought from the store and shake it up. I write the recipe on a large mailing label and cover it completely with the wide mailing tape. When I need to make more the recipe is right there on the bottle.