Toxin-Free Living R E A S O N S

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“Daily showers may damage the outermost protective layer of the skin and disrupt the delicate balance maintained by the bacterial ecosystem that inhabits our skin...One ammonia-oxidizing bacterium (AOB) is often found in dirt and untreated water, but was once also present in our skin bacteria, before we started washing it away. Scientists believe this bacteria actually kept us clean and fresh-smelling, boosted our immune system, and tamped down inflammation, all by feeding on the ammonia in our sweat and converting it into nitrite and nitric oxide.” - Dr Josh Axe

“Go on a short walk in the woods, and take many deep breaths, consciously bringing the scent of the trees into your lungs. This form of aromatherapy is a practice called ‘shinrin-yoku,’ or ‘forest bathing,’ in Japanese. Researchers there have found breathing in the antimicrobial organic compounds called phytoncides - the woods’ essential oils - decreased cortisol levels and blood pressure, enhanced immune system function, and stabilized nervous system activity.” - Dr Josh Axe

“Remember, it’s not only what we eat but also what we touch. Everything we press, tap, rub, or nudge sheds microbes or other molecules that are quickly absorbed through our pores and directly into the bloodstream. Our body’s largest organ, the skin, is the first line of defense for our immune system - which leaves it vulnerable to the chemical onslaught as well...soap, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, hair conditioner, lip balm, sunscreen, body lotion, shaving detergent, laundry detergent, floor cleaner, furniture polish, glass cleaner...your goal should be to minimize your exposure to potentially harmful toxins that are proven to not only damage your gut lining and create antibiotic resistance, but affect your body’s endocrine system, leaving your thyroid, pancreas, and adrenal glands even more vulnerable than before.” - Dr Josh Axe

“Marc Lappé: Sensitive assays have detected residues of over a hundred different foreign chemicals and metals in our tissues - compounds and substances that were virtually absent from the environments of our predecessors.” - Dr Pitcairn

“Indoor air pollution is one of the top health risks today. It’s due to the fact that so many synthetic substances are now used in the construction of our homes, and there are so many toxins in the products we employ. Combined with the lack of air circulation in many homes, indoor air, is usually much more polluted than outdoor air.” - Dr Myron Wentz & Dave Wentz

tea tree oil: “327 medical studies to date proving its benefits as a gentle topical antimicrobial. A little tea tree oil mixed with water or coconut oil is a much safer hand sanitizer than the bottles of brightly colored gel you’ll find at the drugstore.” - Dr Josh Axe

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