Start Eliminating Toxins
Question: I have just been diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In order to heal quickly I want to improve the air quality at home, but feel totally overwhelmed by this huge task. Is there any easy way to tackle this problem?
Yes, there are some fast first steps to improving your air quality at home.
The idea is to break down into simple steps and just do one thing at a
time. The first place to look for fast impact is under your kitchen
sink. Products such as Mr.Clean, Fantastik, Pinesol, Javex, Spic
and Span, Windex, floor waxes, furniture polishes, air fresheners, etc.
all create a toxic chemical cloud around you when you clean. This
cloud lingers and will significantly overload your already beleaguered
immune system. Replace these products with safer items like Down
East and Nature Clean brand cleaners which you can usually find at a health
food store. (ed. note: or at Sobey's).
Sheila Cole is an Environment
and Health Educator, Private Consultant and Program Chair of the NSAEHA.
In our next issue, Sheila will have an article on Maximizing the Healing
Potential of Your Bedroom. Learn how to strengthen your immune system
and find energy while you sleep!