EFFECTS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS ON HUMAN HEALTH

Aly Cohen, MD wrote a book along with Frederick S. vom Saal PhD(see link for their book) NON-TOXIC GUIDE TO LIVING HEALTHY IN A CHEMICAL WORLD. The book is a guide on the effects of toxic chemicals on human health. There are thousands of chemicals inundating our lives and wreaking havoc on our bodies. It reveals the dangers and leads you towards solutions and alternatives. The good thing is, for the most part, we can reverse the effects of these chemicals. That is by reducing the exposure and paying attention to our senses. We need to watch what we eat(taste), what air we breathe in our homes(smell), look at labels(vision) and what we put on our skin(touch). The last sense is hearing. ‘Listen’ and learn from others that have knowledge about chemicals and the effects they are having on your body. In her book she guides you through many ways to rid your home and life of these chemicals. It is a great guide and easy to follow.

The Green Living Gurus includes this book with our consulting services. We feel it is a great guide and important for everyone to have when going down the path of De-toxing your home and life from Toxicants. See our Guru services So, if you do not want to “do it alone” and you need advice, we have options available for different levels of one-on-one consulting. It does get overwhelming, but as Dr. Cohen advises, take it one step at a time! The book will walk you through these steps or we can guide you along the way. Either way, making that first step will be a start in the right direction and all of your senses will thank you!!!!!

Here is an interview I did with Dr. Cohen on Friday December 11, 2020. Dr. Aly Cohen, MD interview with Tee

Also, here is a Tedx Talk that Dr. Cohen did on 12-12-2019 on ‘How to Protect your kids from Toxic Chemicals’. Here is a link to her website The Smart Human for more info and to see how awesome she is and all that she has to offer. see link to the Smart Human


Hand Sanitizer 101

Here are some tips when looking for a hand sanitizer:

  1. If your hand sanitizer has a fragrance in it, then it’s likely loaded with toxic chemicals. Companies are not required to disclose the ingredients that make up their scents, and therefore generally are made from dozens of chemicals.
  2. Watch for Phthalates which are endocrine disruptors, can mimic hormones and alter genital development.
  3. Triclosan was one of 28 ingredients banned in April 2019 in hand sanitizers but does not go into effect until April 2020. Studies have shown it is a hormonal disrupter and can actually harm the immune system.

There are many other ingredients in question that the FDA is looking at and still reviewing many of them. My suggestion is to read your labels!

With all of the news lately regarding viruses and the shortage of hand sanitizers in stores, below is a recipe if you care to make your own. It is very simple to make in your kitchen.

Also, washing your hands with soap and water is in addition to keeping your immune system happy by eating fruits and vegetables, exercising and limiting your exposure to toxic chemicals. Get your sleep and manage your stress level. If you have a sensitivity to rubbing alcohol there are also other options that use botanicals and are offered in our store.

Green Living Gurus recipe: Mix all the ingredients together with a whisker until smooth. Put in a glass spray jar. (Very important to use a glass jar as the essential oils could possibly erode a plastic bottle)

  • 2/3 rubbing alcohol (60% or higher)
  • 1/3 organic 100% aloe vera gel (very important it is the gel)
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil of your choice
  • I like to use doTerra OnGuard essential oil: wild orange peel, clove bud, cinnamon leaf, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus leaf, and rosemary leaf. It has an energizing and uplifting aroma.

Here is my finished product!

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