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Offline seekingtruth

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Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« on: September 25, 2006, 11:46:33 AM »
I have been thinking about all I have learned over the last few years and what a blessing it has been in my life.  And I was trying to think of the 10 most influential decisions/ things I have learned/ do differently that I would want others to know about.  After the saving knowledge of Christ that is.  More along the health, natural living, life lessons lines.  So put your thinking caps on and share with us.

Here is mine off the top of my head-
1- The importance of the basics- clean air and water-
2- Avoiding or working towards getting off all prescription and over the counter              pharmaceuticals, health and beauty aids, etc.- using God's tools for healing and cleaning instead of man's
3- The importance of an effective digestive system and keeping it running smoothly
4- The benefits of fasting and internal cleansing
5- Avoiding processed sugars- especially HFCS and soda!
6- natural childbirth, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing
7- Breathing properly and the benefits of increasing your oxygen intake
8- Understanding God's line of authority in our lives- honoring our husbands and making him our first earthly priority.  It amazes me how many problems in my life were solved by this one lesson.
9- Eating the food the Lord intended for us- and not the corrupted concoctions of man designed to make them rich and us sick!
10- Getting enough rest and keeping life as simple as possible- relationships are more important than things.

Hope this gets you thinking.  I look forward to hearing your ideas.  You are welcome to be more specific if you would like.  Have fun.  Tammy

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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 02:46:29 PM »
I thought this would be worth bumping.  :)

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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 04:54:13 PM »
Ooh!  There were  a couple on there I didn't think of!  Like the deep breathing one.  How true!   All good points.  ~L

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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008, 06:15:11 PM »
Hey, I really like #7 about proper breathing.  This was something I studied in college, and it has always been a hobby of mine.  It's amazing how learning to breathe the right way relieves stress from the nasal passages, down through the vocal cords, opening up the lungs to be the "bellows" they were intended to be, and just relying on the epigastric region to do its job right.

To add to what was said, and along of lines of breathing properly, I would add walking in quiet and/remote areas to breath in the fresh air and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.   :)
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Offline evalea

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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 12:38:30 PM »
I thought it would be nice to have a list of our best tips for a chemical free life.  I am always looking for new ideas and tricks.  Having them all listed in one place might help some, I know it will do me good! 

My situation is a little limited right as I live in a dorm.  I try to eliminate as many chemicals as I can, but those around me do not always believe the same way!  You should hear the comments when they find out I use vinegar to clean.  :D

Here is my list (or as many as I can remember!):
   1. I use an all-natural shampoo bar or no-poo
   2. I use diluted lemon juice to rinse my hair
   3. I use a raw acv and tea tree oil mixture to clean, I also use windex a lot
   4. I do not use air fresheners
   5. Chemicals such as bleach, Lysol, and other cleaners are forbidden in my room
   6. I'll admit that I do use hairspray, but very little  :-[
   7. I use mineral make up--including a new mineral mascara my Loreal
   8. I wash my face with baking soda
   9. My laundry soap is chemical free
   10. I do not use fabric softener
   11. I wear cotton as much as possible
   12. My soap is all-natural and has no chemicals
   13.  I try to not eat anything I cannot pronounce
   14.  I do not use perfume, but diluted vanilla extract in a spray bottle is great! (1 tsp. vanilla to 1 cup water)
   15. My food is processed as little as possible

Hope some of these help.  I look forward to seeing what is posted so I can have some more ideas, too.

« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 04:55:29 PM by evalea »
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Offline ~CKMom~

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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008, 03:07:21 PM »
I have just started using microfiber cloths for cleaning/mopping/even face washing, and I am amazed to see what you can get remarkably clean with only water!  I have found a high-quality brand that has silver woven into the fibers, and the bacteria from the mop/cloth are killed within a couple of hours.  I cleaned a sticky, greasy wall with only the cloth dipped in water, and it was honestly squeaky clean!  I'm not using chemicals or paper towels this way.

My kids said I'm going crazy with microfiber; I think dh is just happy to see me cleaning everything!  You can get cheap microfiber cloths, but I am already seeing a difference in cleaning quality with better quality cloths.

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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008, 04:33:23 PM »
   6. I'll admit that I do use hairspray, but very little  :-[
   

My Mom made her own with corn syrup and water...I can't remember what else.  She said it's really good!
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Offline evalea

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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 05:38:57 PM »
   6. I'll admit that I do use hairspray, but very little  :-[
   

My Mom made her own with corn syrup and water...I can't remember what else.  She said it's really good!

I would be VERY interested in getting that recipe!  What else and how much?  That sounds like a great idea.
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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 11:54:11 AM »
Here is a whole thread on homemade hairspray.  I found a recipe using the ingredients that she uses.  I think you would want to adjust the corn syrup amount according to how much hold you need.  She said she only uses a 'tad bit' of corn syrup. :)
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,326.msg211053.html#msg211053
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Re: Toxin Free Lifestyle: How do YOU do it?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 07:35:13 PM »
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I love reading so many great ideas on this website!
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