Todays’ Wellness Wednesday is what I love to do so much…Detox My Home
Wellness Wednesday: 10 Ways to Detox Your Home
We’re conditioned to believe that the only way to achieve a clean and germ free home is by using mass marketed cleaning products, but this is not the case. Get rid of these health-damaging chemicals and use basic and natural ingredients you probably already have around the house like vinegar, baking soda, plain soap and lemon juice.
Plastic and plastic containers contain Bisphenol-A and can migrate into your food when stored causing thyroid and hormonal problems and even cancer down the road. Switch to glass containers, eco friendly bags and never microwave food in plastic containers.
Open Your Windows
Did you know that indoor air is typically about 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air? Insulation, carpeting and the chemicals we use throughout our home create a toxic environment and stale air. Keep air as clean as possible by opening windows to ventilate.
Used for more than just decoration, houseplants help to get rid of air pollution built up in your home and balance internal humidity. Purchase a couple and place around your home to filter your air naturally and inexpensively.
Ditch Non Stick Pans
Teflon, Silverstone and other coated pans emit harmful chemicals classified as carcinogens when cooking. Ditch these immediately and opt for cooking with coconut oil instead.
Fabric softeners, detergent and dryer sheets are extremely toxic and harmful to the environment. Think about washing your clothes in these toxins and them sitting on your skin all day! Switch to eco-friendly and unscented versions.
Be Aware of Fragrances
Did you know that air fresheners, scented candles, perfumes and laundry soap are all loaded with toxic ingredients? Research shows a link to these toxins and fatigue, mood swings, hormonal imbalances and more. Switch to eco friendly options, unscented soaps or all natural essential oils for a hint of fragrance.
Be sure when painting to stick with non-VOC paints, known as volatile organic compounds. These are linked to cancer and other health harming side effects. Always paint with windows open for proper ventilation.
More than 700 chemicals have been identified in tap water and contaminants can become gases at room temperature. To avoid these toxins, be sure to filter your drinking water and invest in a shower filter.
Get Rid of Pesticides
As you replace chemical cleaning products, be sure to replace lawn and indoor pesticides for natural ones that are better for your health such as salt and citrus sprays, mineral oils and baking soda.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Since I’m participating in the walk this Saturday, I thought it would be only fitting for this Wellness Wednesday to talk about Breast Cancer. I have had several friends pass away of breast cancer and relatives who are in remission, so this hits so close to home for me…we have come so far but yet still have work to do…
Who’s Walkin With Me!!!!
Race For The Cure April 18, 2015
(fun pics to come)
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. It is a widespread and random disease, striking women and men of all ages and races. It is estimated that more than 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide in 2010. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, and at this time, there is no cure.
But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.
The Susan G. Komen® national website, www.komen.org, offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment. Developed in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the site offers a one-stop resource for all the latest information on the disease
IUPUI Sponsor Spotlight
By: IUPUI Representative
The Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure has become a springtime tradition at IUPUI and neighboring Military Park. That area hosts much of the pre-Race activity, as well as both the start and finish lines of the racecourse used by the runners and walkers.
The annual Race for the Cure raises money for cancer research, support programs and more. Komen has provided vital knowledge to help women and men take steps to avoid the disease where possible and deal with it when it strikes. That first Race for the Cure in Dallas, which attracted about 800 participants, has grown into a global effort.
In the past, some of the research funds have stayed local, including funding to cancer research teams based at IUPUI. In addition, the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank, the first healthy breast tissue bank in the world, is housed in the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center to assist researchers in their efforts.
The schedule of events include the colorful Pink Parade & Survivor Village, honoring survivors and their supporters, the Kids’ Zone and Village, live entertainment and celebrity remarks, a One-Mile Family Walk and — of course — thousands upon thousands of pink T-shirts filling the IUPUI grounds and the city streets that make up the Race for the Cure course.
“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.”
Welcome To Monday…
Style Files: Spring Blossom with Pastels and Florals
I love pastels and florals for spring. This look here would be great for work, church, an early afternoon date, and a fancy brunch with your girls.
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Spring Wardrobe Essentials
Today’s Wednesday Topic: Wellness…mmmmmm!
Normally we relate wellness to physical aspects like exercising and getting our body moving along with what we eat and consuming healthy foods.
We’re going beyond that today, discussing some ways to create wellness in your mind, body and soul. If your as busy as I am, your life could be in chaos right now. Warmer months are finally here, finally getting over the winter blues. But part of being in wellness is keeping all areas of our lives in order.
These things combined with clean healthy eating and exercising will help you achieve wellness and live a more vibrant, healthy life.
So follows are some quick and easy (you know I like to keep things short so I don’t lose you or confuse you–short, sweet, simple…) steps to follow.
For your mind:
Go back to school (never too old)-take a class, learn something new (photography, a language, whatever).
Read a book.
Have stimulating conversation with others.
Do word or number puzzles.
For your body:
Try weight training (and no that does not mean you’ll get bulky or huge–unless you train to accomplish that).
Change up your workout routine.
Do exercises to strengthen your core.
For your spirit:
Donate your time to a cause, do volunteer work.
Spend some time doing something you really enjoy.
Play with your pet (if you don’t have one, consider adopting or rescuing one).