Tips to Live Healthy on a Budget: Avoid Toxic Chemicals


Health is more than just eating well.

Below you will find tips designed to help you live a healthy, happy life.

Exercise is king. Nutrition is
queen. Put them together and
you’ve got a kingdom.
 ~Jack Lalanne

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Avoid Toxic Chemicals. (Low cost) One goal in a health-supportive lifestyle is to decrease or eliminate our exposure to all unnecessary chemicals whenever possible. An easy place to start is under the kitchen sink, with your home cleaning products. Many conventional home cleaning products contain extremely harsh chemicals, which can be toxic to us and to our environment. There are great natural cleaning products out there however they can be costly.

Take advantage of inexpensive cleaning products that you already have at home:

baking soda: gentle, non-abrasive cleanser when sprinkled on a damp sponge; absorbs odors, it can be useful as an air freshener and carpet deodorizer

soda water: similar to baking soda but more alkaline, it is great to cut grease, clean petroleum oil and for
removing wax or lipstick

white vinegar: very acidic, great for removing alkaline substances such as stains and buildup from hard water, dissolving gummy buildup, eating away tarnish and removing dirt from wood surfaces

lemon juice: for whites, try adding 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the rinse cycle of a medium load of whites; it lightly bleaches the clothing, which is enhanced if you can hang the clothing in the sun to dry

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