How to Protect Your Baby and Live a Cleaner Life

Whether you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant in the future, this is the best time to lower your toxic burden. 

The plain truth is, we are swimming in toxicity!

and if you are not consciously lowering your exposure to toxins and if you are not making sure your body is efficiently eliminating toxins, you are putting yourself and your baby at great long term risk!!!

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Many industrial and agricultural chemicals disrupt the way our endocrine system functions so these chemicals are called endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Pregnant mothers, babies and children are the ones most vulnerable to this.  The processes that govern reproductive development are the most active in this population and can be permanantly damaged by the exposure to these chemicals.

Consider that when a female embryo is in her mother's womb, her ovaries have egg cells within them.  Environmental exposure to toxins during pregnancy can cause problems not only for the fetus  but also if that fetus is female, for the female's ovaries, therefore, her future children!

 

That's Right:

Two generations can be affected by a single exposure!!

The average woman uses 12 personal care products or cosmetics every day, allowing her skin, mouth and lungs to absorb an average of 168 chemicals everyday that may have toxic effects in her body.

Baby care and children's products are especially alarming as babies and children have a greater susceptability to environmental toxins as they have a higher surface area to body weight ratio and their reproductive and endocrine systems are still developing.

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You might think that reading the label will tell you everything that is in the product but manufacturer’s aren’t required to disclose fragrances or other chemicals that are defined as “trade secrets.” Yes, that big loop-hole allows a lot of toxic exposure without disclosure
— Dr Joseph Pizzotno
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Learn more about constipation and what you can do to eliminate toxins from your body by CLICKING HERE


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One of the easiest and most impactful things you can do to protect yourself and your family is to use organic body-care and home cleaning products.  This might sound difficult but there is so much available now.  Easy challenge!!  Every time that you are running low on one of your toxic commercial products, challenge yourself to either research a safe product using websites such as www.ewg.org or www.davidsuzuki.org or make it at home.  It's not as hard as you think!!  I put together my favourite DIY body care recipes and I am happy to share them with you.  Click below to get your free Easy DIY Beauty Care Recipes.  Check out my upcoming post for super easy DIY cleaning.

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I hope I have ignited passion within you to get informed about the toxic chemicals you use everyday so you can learn how to protect yourself and your family. Please feel free to leave questions or comments below.  I would love to hear from you, I'm here to help.

References

  1. www.davidsuzuki.org

  2. www.ewg.org

  3. www.womensvoices.org

  4. www.enviromentaldefense.ca