Though it’s absolutely horrifying the amount of chemicals we’re exposed to on a daily basis, and no matter how much I’d like to eradicate that exposure for the sake of my family’s health, it can’t be done overnight. Baby steps. (Big baby steps preferably).
I am nowhere close to making the changes I want to make. I’m continuing to research and educate myself, and as I do, I will be posting my findings here on the blog. So, keep coming back!
I recommend reviewing the consumer guides at The Environmental Working Group (EWG), for a clear and quick way to review products you use or are seeking to buy. EWG discloses the toxic ingredients, if any, in each product and provides a rating system that’s easy to follow. Better yet, download the EWG Healthy Living App. I find myself using it numerous times each day everyday. You simply scan the bar code on the product, you can review its rating, and EWG can make a recommendation for a healthier alternative. It immensely simplifies your efforts towards healthier living.
Other helpful websites include (but not limited to):
Becoming a toxic-free family doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy some indulgences every once in a while. It’s all about balance. If we're being honest, it’s rather impossible to protect your family from all toxins – they will come in contact with toxins at school, other’s homes, and nearly every other public place. Do the best YOU can, that’s all you should expect from yourself. Simply choose to never stop learning, and with newfound knowledge, you’ll discover what changes you need to make over time. It’s better to make baby steps than no steps at all.