Living unstuffed pushes me to look at everything we have allowed into our lives. People, ideas, beliefs, products, and food to name some of the big ones. Lately I’ve been looking at the stuff that comes in our stuff, i.e. Chemicals. Its in our food, on our furniture, in bath products, toys, clothing, and nearly everything we bring into our homes. It preserves our stuff, makes it cheaper, more durable, gives it a longer shelf life, and makes it smell or look better. But at what cost? Trust me, I am all about convience, but not at the cost of health.
Terrifying disease and health decline is a serious issue in our country. Cancer, thyriod disfunction, digestive disorders, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, to name a few, have all affected someone I know. I used to believe it to be random or maybe heredity related, however, the more I learn about food and healthy living the more clear it becomes that our modern lifestyle is certainly a major factor for the increase. Daily new research is being done and released warning us about some of the common ingredients found in everyday STUFF.
I have suffered terrible allergies and digestive issues for years leading me towards finding out why and how to heal. Through many hours of reading and researching I’ve gathered some insight into what we should be using and avoiding. The consensus seems to be that choosing stuff as close to its natural state is the best way to go. For example, choose fresh over canned and wood over plastic when given the option. We have recently thrown out the majority of our kitchen plastic replacing it with glass, stainless steal, and cast iron instead. Luckily there are many blogs, books, and resources on the topic of health and chemical load, so much so, that it can actually be overwhelming. Often advice changes as new research is done and the way our bodies work is better understood, making it vital that we take charge of our health and make informed decisions about what we are doing with our bodies. Certainly every BODY is different and we all have to figure out what works best for us but continuing this so called chemical life is certainly not.
Below I have listed some of our favorite clean items/ products and a few resources on how to reduce your chemical load. If you choose to purchase any of the items through the link provided we will be compensated a small amount through Amazon.
How have you changed in recent months/ years to reduce your chemical load? I’d love to hear about some of your favorite healthy STUFF!
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Clean Products and Resources
1. Stainless steel straws
2. Cast iron pan
3. Instant Pot
5. Stainless water bottle