Nutrition and Health Resources

Did you know that toxins from the environment, water and food supply cause more stress on the body, increase inflammation and affect overall health? Reducing the toxic load is an important way to support the body’s natural ability to work properly. By being mindful of your personal care products and exposure from your surroundings, you are taking steps in the right direction to a more vibrant and healthy lifestyle.


 

Do you know what is in your personal care products?

Most people don’t think about the chemicals that they put on their body. From toothpaste, deodorant, hair care, make-up, nail care, lotion and skin care. Many chemicals affect hormones, diabetes, cancer, fertility, obesity and weight gain. Some examples include phthalates and parabens.

The Environmental Working Group has a database where you could look up your products to see if they are safe.

Check your products at ewg.org for EWGverified, meaning it meets the criteria for safe products.


To read more about organic foods from the USDA and what it means:

https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2012/03/22/organic-101-what-usda-organic-label-means

Every year the Environmental Working Group, EWG does a study on the produce that contains the highest amount of pesticide residue. This list is called the “Dirty Dozen.” It also provides a list of the lowest containing pesticides and provides a list called the “Clean Fifteen”. These can be found here https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/


Water Guide

Water could be a big source of toxins. However, a good water filter can reduce contaminants. The EWG has a great consumer resource on water filters. Here is the Water Filter Guide from EWG.org:

https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/water-filter-guide.php#.W569RaZKjIU

What about the cookware that you use?

  • Avoid cooking in copper and aluminum

  • Use stainless steel, cast iron or glass

  • Avoid heating food up in plastic, use glass or ceramic dishes

  • Opt for stainless steel water bottles and coffee mugs

  • Avoid canned foods, opt for glass jars or frozen

  • Avoid cooking frozen vegetables or any food in plastic bags