10 Simple Ways to Transition to a Holistic Lifestyle

Over a year now, I have been learning about the ingredients in many of the products we use every day, and to my surprise and disappointment, most products contain toxins that cause many illnesses and diseases, such as cancer.

There are toxins in food, fruit, vegetables, beauty and hair products, clothing, and cleaning products, etc. These are the toxins that make us ill, especially as you age. I have a friend who lost his mom to lung cancer, and she never smoked in her life. What gave her lung cancer? Answer: The toxins in cleaning products.

I am making it a goal and priority to begin using healthy-organic products because I am committed to transition to living a holistic and healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life and I hope you do too.

How do Toxins damage your body?

  • poison enzymes so they don’t work properly.
  • displace structural minerals, resulting in weaker bones.
  • damage the organs.
  • damage DNA, which increases the rate of aging and degeneration.
  • modify gene expression.
  • damage cell membranes so they don’t respond properly.
  • interfere with hormones and cause imbalances.
  • impair your ability to detoxify—and this is the worst problem of all.

To read the entire article, click here.

READ THIS ARTICLE!–It lists as the toxins you should avoid!

Here are some simple ways you can begin your transition.

Nutiva Hemp Oil

Nutiva has the best Hemp Oil for a reasonable price on Amazon. This particular brand lasts for a long time. Generally, hemp oil is highly nutritious and helpful for the skin. The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil may help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts. A 2014 study looking at the lipid profile of hemp seed oil found that it is rich in healthful oils and fatty acids. The abundance of fatty acids may make the oil an excellent choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of aging.

Hemp oil is not only great for skin but also your hair. On weekends, after washing my hair, I drench it with a spoon full of oil and leave it overnight. It nourishes your hair, leaving it soft, silky and voluminous.

Underarmed Deodorant

Underarmed is an all-natural and organic deodorant for men and women! While the deodorant is pricey, it is worth it and lasts a long time. The deodorant is Aluminum-free, paraben-free, and NO silica, triclosan, talc, propylene glycol, steareth-n, or any synthetic fragrances. It is made out of Organic coconut oil, beeswax, sodium bicarbonate, avocado butter, castor oil, raw organic honey, organic lavender essential oil, hydrogen peroxide, natural eucalyptus essential oil, organic bergamot essential oil.

I’ve been using Underarmed for over two months, and it is fantastic. Because it is a salt based deodorant, it keeps your underarms dry and smelling fresh all day long!

Ritual Multi Vitamin Supplement

Ritual is a must-have supplement because:

  • Contains nutrients you don’t get often on a daily basis, but need.
  • The pill is made out of clean ingredients and smells like peppermint!
  • It is a monthly subscription- 60 supplements for $30. Cancel anytime.

After a month of taking Ritual, I have seen a drastic improvement in sleep, mood, and energy. For more information watch their video and story here.

START Detoxing Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

There are many ways to incorporate probiotics into your system such as drinking kombucha or eating yogurt. However, I found a more natural approach to consume probiotics daily– that is why I love Kristy Dickerson. She is a beautiful human and the only CEO I know who personally replies to your email if you have a question about her products. Kristy is the founder of START detoxing, a company specializing in combating inflammation, supporting natural detox and overall helping your body to optimize.

Reasons you need probiotics: 

Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

Dr. Bronner Castile soap is the best multi-purpose soap that can be used as a regular body soap, shampoo, and cleaning detergent. It feels fresh while showering and keeps your skin silky smooth. It is made out of Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Mentha Arvensis*, Organic Fair Deal Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, OrganicPeppermint Oil*, Citric Acid, Tocopherol. **None remains after Saponifying Oils into Soap and Glycerin.

Wash new clothing before wearing

In case you did not know, new clothing have chemical finishes like Urea formaldehyde that manufacturers put on clothes to enhance color or texture.  Urea formaldehyde is often the chemical used to prevent mildew from forming on clothes that have to be shipped long distances in hot, humid containers from Asia and South America to the United States. It has a very sharp odor that will remain in the fabric until the garment is washed. One washing will probably not remove all of the formaldehyde but you will reduce the resin significantly, and it will continue to be removed with each wash.

To read more about chemicals on clothing, click here.

Homemade All Purpose Cleanser

Please start to make homemade cleaning solutions. Like I mentioned, cleaning products contain many toxins that cause cancer as it did to my friend’s mom. Making homemade cleaning solutions, not only beneficial, but it will save you money and clean better than any cleaning product from your local store. Below I share my favorite cleaning solutions that you could use to clean the bathroom and kitchen. If you would like to make other solutions, for the floor or to clean your windows or shower doors, click here for the ingredients.

Plants

Plants not only make your home look and feel pleasant it also:

  • help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being!
  • help improve air quality. It can remove toxins from the air –up to 87% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every 24 hours.
  • keeps respiratory distress at bay as plants release roughly 97% of the water they take in, increasing the humidity of a room and decreasing the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats, and dry coughs.

To find out more about why plats are beneficial, click here.

Eat organic food as much as possible

Organic food is expensive, I know. I hardly can afford it. I recommend going to Trader Joe’s because they have many natural options at a lower price than your local grocery store. Click here to read about 20 organic foods that are worth buying.

Makeup

Sorry to break it to you, but many makeup brands contain toxins, such as phthalates, lead, quaternium-15, and other formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, peg compounds, butylated compounds (bht, bha), and, parabens. For affordable makeup, try Physicians formula. Please note that Physician formula is not Organic, but it is a better alternative makeup brand that specializes in sensitive skin and does not contain harmful toxins. If you can afford a pricier makeup, I recommend Afterglow Cosmetics; they are 100% organic.

CONCLUSION

Start transitioning to a holistic lifestyle today. It is never too late to detox your body and begin to feel fantastic physically and mentally.

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