Toxins are everywhere around us, sometimes in the most surprising places. While you shouldn’t have to live life in a bubble, it’s a good idea to watch labels and do some research. I recommend focusing on the products you use most frequently and those that regularly come in contact with your body. Here’s a few links to several lists and databases to help make your research a little easier.
Household Cleaning Products – www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners
Cosmetics and Body Care Products – www.ewg.org/skindeep. Click on SUN on the menu for sunscreen and self-tanning products.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) – www.ewg.org/issue/genetically-engineered-food and www.nongmoproject.org. The highest risk crops are: canola, corn, papaya, soy, sugar beets, zucchini and summer squash. For these produce, look for “Non-GMO Project”, “100% Organic”, “Certified Organic” and “USDA Organic” labeling.
Electro-Magnetic Frequencies and Electro-Magnetic Radiation (EMF/EMR) – www.ewg.org/key-issues/consumer-products/cell-phones
The sole purpose of this article is to provide information about the tradition of Ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or email Karen Callahan at info@positivelyayurvedic.