11 Small, Simple Steps To Becoming Healthier

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11 Small, Simple Steps to Becoming Healthier

Everyone knows that eating organic foods and exercising is important for good health, but there are hundreds of little things you can do to become healthier, or at the very least, prevent yourself from getting sicker. Here are just 12 to help you get started. 

1. Detox your body.

The body accumulates chemicals, (pesticides) toxins, heavy metals, artificial ingredients, etc. By detoxing on a daily basis, you can get rid of those poisons and have a body free of most chemicals and heavy metals. I use Earth’s Natural Clay’s Drinking Powder to detox my body on a daily basis but everyone has to find what detox works best for them.

2. Make your own natural cleaning supplies.

Look up the DIY natural cleaning supplies on the internet. They are healthier and far less expensive than the harsh, chemical ridden cleaners on the supermarket shelf. My favorite general cleaner is made up of a half cup of lavender flowers and a half cup of thyme and a pint of white vinegar. It cleans everything, including windows and mirrors and it smells wonderful.

3. Make your own make-up.

It’s easy to do and you will save a ton of money in the process. You can go online and look for the DIY natural make-up. As a matter of fact, I will be holding a special class sometime this Spring, to teach everyone how to make their own make-up with zero chemicals in it. Follow me on the Northland Getting Well Support Group on Facebook to learn more.

4. Trade in your box of iodized table salt for sea salt.

Iodized table salt is overly processed and stripped of salt’s minerals which could otherwise help stabilize blood pressure. On the other hand, unrefined and unadulterated salt – in moderate amounts – can create an internal environment hostile to pathogens.

5. Change your pots and pans to stainless steel.

Teflon and aluminum pans bring unwanted heavy metals into your body. Budget one new stainless steel pan a month until you have a whole set.

6. Use Himalayan salt lamps.

Himalyan salt lamps purify the air and are less expensive than electronic air purifiers. I have one in my bathroom (also as a night light) and one in my office area (where I spend most of my time).

7. Get some (more) house plants.

Certain house plants help purify the air in your home or apartment, in addition to adding beauty and nature to your internal environment. Shoot for one plant for every 100 square feet of office or home space.

8. Invest in a good water purifying system.

If you rent or live in an apartment, purchase a water pitcher (I have Zero Water pitcher which actually tells you when to purchase a new filter for it). If you own your home, consider installing an RO water system and if feasible, a whole-house water filtration system.

9. Purchase a shower filter.

If your drinking water is full of chemicals, so is the water coming out of your shower. You can purchase a shower filter for when you take showers and wash your hair. (I use Aquasana). You can also fill your bathtub with water from the shower head so you’re not bathing in water with chlorine, flouride and other toxic chemicals.

10. Use coconut oil.

Coconut oil can be used for so many things besides cooking! I use it as a moisturizer on my face every morning. I put it in my hair and let it moisturize my hair. I leave it in for about 2 hours before shampooing my hair. No conditioner is needed since your hair will be so soft. In the winter time are feet are usually covered, with socks, shoes, or slippers in the house and the feet have a tendency to dry out. Rub coconut oil on your feet every evening before going to bed for softer, smoother feet.

11. Use herbal medicines in place of pharmaceutical drugs.

Look to nature first for your health and wellness. Mother Nature has gifted us with MANY natural remedies and they’re easy to find online. Many times on the Northland Getting Well Support Group on Facebook page, we include small tips on how to make your own cough drops, cough syrup, headache remedies, etc.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information and products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About the Author

Jan Fox has been a fan of clay for many years. In fact, she’s not sure exactly where she learned about it. As a prolific researcher, she assumes she learned about clay while investigating some thing or another. In her search for the very best clay, she found Earth’s Natural Clay. From Jan’s point of view, staying healthy now pays big dividends as we age, not to mention that natural remedies are much less    costly than traditional, Western medical treatments for chronic illness and disease.

Jan teaches chair yoga to other seniors where she lives. Jan started doing yoga in 1968 and became an instructor in 1970. Jan is also now teaching chair yoga at a nearby fitness center in Kansas City and  another yoga studio in Liberty, MO. Jan is also an herbalist, having studied herbalism for 5 years. She enjoys making tinctures, salves and other herbal remedies for herself and friends and family. People living in the Kansas City area can buy Earth’s Natural Clay from Jan by connecting with her through the Northland Getting Well Support Group Facebook page.


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