If you’ve been seeing a chiropractor to maintain good health and support your body, you’re off to a great start. But supporting your health can manifest in a variety of ways, and one of those can be found right under the kitchen sink or in your bathroom! Here’s how you can further support your health by ditching toxins.
How Toxins Affect You
You may not know the dangers lurking beneath your kitchen sink or in other areas of your home. Regular household cleaners, personal hygiene products, and even furniture can contain harmful toxins that can affect your health. While chiropractic care can certainly help your body to be able to adapt and detox from daily stressors and toxins, taking it a step further by removing these harmful chemicals can improve your health substantially.
While the market for “clean” products has increased greatly in the last few years, there are some companies that have adopted a green label but haven’t changed their ingredients. This is known as “green-washing.” However, there are many companies that have created simple swaps for the many products polluting your home.
What to look out for
Common toxic chemicals can act as hormone disruptors and obesogens (cause obesity) and cause many other issues. These are things like fragrance, BPAs, bleach, sulfates, parabens, and many more. The list can honestly be overwhelming, and if you’re not ready to take a deep dive into all of the chemicals you should avoid, we can help you get started with some easy swaps for your home.
Indoor air quality can greatly affect your body. If you live in a big city or next to a busy street, you’ll want to be careful that the air you’re breathing isn’t full of chemicals from all around you. A good air filter can give you peace of mind and increase the air quality in your home exponentially. They work well to rid your home of VOCs, mold, and other harmful chemicals.
Natural Cleaning Products
If you are trying to switch your cleaning products on a budget, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s possible. Vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and essential oils are all things you may already have in your home. They are also great options for regular household cleaners. If you prefer to buy a good cleaning product, companies like Force of Nature, Molly’s Suds, and Branch Basics have created completely clean options for your family.
Personal Hygiene Products
If you’re ready to take the plunge into cleaner hygiene products, this task can be a little more difficult. Since personal hygiene is not so one-size-fits-all, it may take some trial and error before you find the perfect products to replace your beloved shampoo and conditioner.
However, a simple tool you can use is the EWG database. You can look up any ingredient or product, and they will provide a score based on how clean the product is. This is an easy way to transition into cleaner products slowly.
At Better Day Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to serving you throughout your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. We also offer sports, family, and pediatric chiropractic care. If you are located in Charlotte or the surrounding areas, reach out to us today.