Chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes are caused by a combination of things, like genetics and lifestyle choices. But did you know that the environment we live in can also play a role? That’s right, toxins and pollutants in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even the food we eat can contribute to the development of these chronic diseases.
You are what you eat
But don’t worry, there are things we can do to reduce our exposure to these harmful substances. For example, have you ever heard of the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s true! Eating a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and whole foods can help to detoxify our bodies and reduce the amount of toxins and pollutants we’re exposed to. And while you’re at it, take a closer look at the products you use in your home, like cleaning products and personal care items. These can also contain harmful chemicals, so it’s best to opt for natural options whenever possible.
Spend time outdoors
Another way to reduce exposure to toxins and pollutants is by spending more time outdoors in nature. Studies have shown that spending time in green spaces can not only reduce stress but also improve our overall health. Plus, it’s a great way to get some fresh air and reduce our exposure to harmful toxins and pollutants.
Air quality at home
Let’s not forget about the air quality inside our homes. Proper ventilation can go a long way, but implementing an air filter in your home can improve air quality significantly. We use several in our clinic and highly recommend AirDoctor Purifiers. Additionally, If you or anyone in your household smokes, it’s best to avoid smoking indoors to keep the air as clean as possible.
In short, the environment we live in can have an impact on our health. But by making a few small changes to our lifestyle and reducing our exposure to toxins and pollutants, we can help protect ourselves and improve our overall health. So, next time you’re at the grocery store or thinking about cleaning your home, keep in mind how these choices can affect your health and make conscious decisions.
Ready for some support in making real, sustainable lifestyle changes? Give us a call at 314-293-8123 to learn more about our life coaching options. Our team of experts are ready to help you create the ideal environment for optimal health and wellness.