Clean Living : Detox Your Environment

Did you know that your home or office may be the most toxic place you encounter each day?

I am so passionate about educating others on living a more healthy and cleaner lifestyle.

What I see all too often is clients coming to me who want to make changes to their health, do detoxes, learn how to eat better and train harder - forgetting that not only do these things help but changing your lifestyle habits and surrounding environment helps too.

What we need to remember is that any product that comes in contact with our skin or inhale can be so easily absorbed into our blood stream. The worst part with chemicals unlike food, they dont go straight to the liver where they are made less toxic, they run through your entire system first.

Did you know; since the 1950s over 72,000 synthetic chemicals have entered our food supply and homes, and the vast majority of them have never been tested for human safety.

The average person comes in contact with over 6,000 of these chemicals on a regular basis and babies are now born with hundreds of them already in their system.

Some of the most common chemicals like formaldehyde, phenol, benzene, toluene, xylene have been found to cause cancer and are often found in indoor air. Other problems like fibromyalgia, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and hormone imbalance are also linked to chemical exposure. (wellnessmama)

'We’re not just what we eat, we’re what we absorb, and we absorb a great deal through our skin and our lung'

  • Switch to natural, biodegradable and perfume free or naturally fragranced detergents and household cleaning agents

  • Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean your house or a sponge with some bicarb soda or apple cider vinegar is my best friend in the kitchen.

  • Do not use synthetic fragrant sprays in the home, car or office - Use 100% essential oils, these can be diluted and warn as a perfume replacement. Fragrant chemicals such as phthalates (generally labelled as “parfum” on ingredients lists) are quite hazardous.

  • Invest in aluminum-free natural deodorant - I have tried so many of these and found that 'Black Chicken' is the best for all day wear. But trial a few to find what works best for you.

  • Go for natural skincare and makeup brands - Look out for safer alternatives to shampoos, conditioners, perfumes, deodorants, makeup, hand washes, moisturisers etc. Chemicals found in our make up and skincare products have been said to contain hormone disrupting chemicals which have been correlated with multiple types of cancer, including increasing rtes of male breast cancer, and reproductive disorders such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is a very common ingredient and this is carcinogenic.

  • Use fluoride-free and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) free toothpaste - I like Red Seal or Grants

  • Invest in a high-quality water filter - Avoid chlorine: use water filters

  • Cooking should be done in stainless steel, glass or enamel pots. Avoid Teflon.

  • Minimise wrapping food in plastic wrap/plastic bags, use greaseproof paper where you can.

  • Use stainless steel or glass water bottles not plastic

  • Do not heat foods in plastic like take away containers - Leaches bisphenol-A into foods. Microwaves best to be avoided or minimised.

  • Use mason jars or glass containers like Pyrex to store food

  • Avoid cooking in aluminum foil and use aluminum-free baking powder

Some of my favourite websites to shop for these beautiful products are:

Or shop instore at:

About Life (Sydney)

Mrs Watsons (Cronulla)

Flannerys (Gold Coast)

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{My personal opinions and journey should not be mistaken for professional medical or healthcare advice}