Toxic Load Swap Chart
Not just what you eat is toxic to your body but also the chemicals that you breathe in, drink and put on your body.
Your skin is your largest organ and it does absorb the creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos and other products that you put on it daily.
We are seeing a surge in hormonal issues such as hormonal cancers, PMS, andropause and early puberty and some of this can be contributed to the hormone disrupting chemicals that enter our body daily.
I have mentioned some products that I like and use but feel free to test and try the many other healthy brands that are thankfully available.
If you have favorites, I would love to hear which products you use.
Want more information on WHY you need to reduce your toxic load and avoid certain products? 10 Ways to Reduce Your Toxic Load and Why You Need to
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Toxin to Avoid
Glass Containers, stainless steel,
|Tin foil||Parchment paper, wax paper (don’t use this in oven), oven safe containers with a glass lid.
Line pans with parchment not tin foil
This cookware with glass lids lasts a lifetime.
|Non-stick Teflon pans, aluminum pans, copper pots||
If you have cookware with scratches in it such as your non-stick pans and cookie trays, just toss them out.
Cast iron pans, stainless steel, ceramic cookware, glass, stoneware
It is a bit pricey but I use my skillet almost every day and I think worth it for me and my family.
|Body Lotion with chemicals and perfumes||Visit www.ewg.org for long lists of safer options/brands|
|Facial Creams with chemicals and perfumes||Thankfully there are many cleaner options available today. I personally like 100% Pure and Trilane Beauty products|
|Laundry detergent||www.EWG.org for safer brands, or no laundry detergent required for the Magnetic Laundry System which I just started using.|
|Household cleaning products||
www.EWG.org for safer options or use vinegar, baking soda, Clorox
Ecover is a good brand to try and can be found in most grocery stores
|Traditional Cosmetics||Look for ones with mineral based pigments and natural oils. I personally like Mineral Fusion made in CO. 100% Pure also makes cosmetics.|
|Shampoo/conditioner with chemicals and perfumes||
|Deodorant||Make your own (its so simple) or Piper Wai is a brand many like. (The less toxins in your body, the less deodorant you will need!)|
|Sunscreen with oxybenzone||Look for products with zinc oxide otherwise the brand I like is Solar D|
|Plastic cutting boards||Wood cutting boards|
|Traditional Hand Sanitizer||Avoid the store bought hand sanitizers and use this one if you are one of those people that likes to carry one around with you|
|Toothpaste with fluoride / toothbrush||
Make sure it says fluoride free. I like this one and I use it and sell this one to my clients. You can go to there site if you want to try just one tube before buying a large amount, but you will save money buying in bulk if you order it (and this way you have it when you run out since its not in stores yet)
I recommend Dr. Tung’s Ionic Toothbrush to help remove plaque
|Water (tap, from plastic bottles)||I personally like the Big Berkey for water filtration at home and you have the option of fluoride filters as well.
For traveling and hiking I use this water bottle
For our shower head we use this and it was easy to intstall
|Soap with perfumes and chemicals||Dr. Bronner’s tea tree soap is my favorite. You can also get it in liquid form. I know people who also use this as their shampoo.|
|Coffee non-organic||Coffee is a heavily sprayed crop. Opt for Organic.
Give these a try if you are trying to reduce the amount of coffee you consume!
|Air freshener, plug ins that disrupt hormones||Use a diffuser with essential oils.
www.mountainroseherbs.com has some good to diffusers to choose from
or simmer cinnamon sticks on the stove top.
In order to detox your body, you need to adjust your diet AND reduce daily toxic exposure.
Beyond this, for many, there is still more work that needs to be done because we have been bombarded with toxins all our life, starting with vaccines, our food, our medications, and the world we live in.
Some of you may need to go deeper, for instance, if you can’t loose weight despite your best efforts (fat holds toxins), or there is little to no improvement in your autoimmune condition or your moods and energy levels, then your toxic load may need to be addressed at the cellular level. If this sounds like you, reach out to me for more information on how I can help you.
If you are sick and tired of feeling sick, tired, fatigued, depressed, anxious and more and have given up hope then Karen’s simple, effective, individualized and sustainable approach may be what you need.
Karen Brennan, MSW, CNC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and Herbalist is the author of Tru Foods Depression Free Nutrition Guide; How Food Supplements and herbs can be used to lift your mood and If Life is So Good, Then Why AM I Still Depressed? Discover the root cause for your depression and learn what to do to feel better and owner of Tru Foods Nutrition Services, LLC.
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As a nutrition professional, Karen does not treat, cure nor diagnose. This information is for educational purposes only.