Are You Making The Healthiest Choices For Your Family?

living greenLiving healthy and green should be something we do everyday in all aspects of our lives.  Do you want your kids to be proud of what you taught them or do you want them to question whether you did your best or cared? The truth is what we choose and teach them is probably what they will teach their children  and follow in their lives.  So I ask you — Are you sure you are making the healthiest and best choices for your family?

What healthy or unhealthy choices are you making for your family’s health, diet, and their environment?

Some Unhealthy Choices:

  • Processed foods such as white flour
  • Processed sugars
  • HFCS  (high fructose corn syrup)
  • Seed and processed soy products
  • Chemical additives that include  preservatives, synthetic artificial dyes, and genetically modified foods are toxic and destroying our health. Check out 65 Health Risks of GMO.

What about the cleaning products you use?

Do your realize the multitude of health problems that are attributed to many common commercial cleaning supplies that contain harmful ingredients such as — VOC’s that (volatile organic compounds), ammonia, bleach, and fragrance — (a stinky business that could be making you sick) ?

Some of the Health Risks from these chemicals:

  • Can irritate the eyes or the throat.
  • Chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions and headaches
  • Asthma and allergies.
  • Cancer and so much more

Check out Organic consumers household cleaners for more information!

But don’t despair – there are solutions to help avoid these chemicals and to help your family live a healthier and greener life. Just read on!

Healthy and Green Living Includes:

  • Clean up your cleaners! Making sure your family has clean air to breathe that is not filled with toxic chemicals from commercial air freshener, fumes from cleaning products such oven cleaners, dish-washing liquid, furniture polish, aerosol sprays and others. You can clean your home naturally with  9 Basic Non-toxic natural cleaners that you probably have in your home right now. They are safe, non-toxic and inexpensive.

 

  • Protect Your Body from Chemicals! For our family’s and all mankind we need to try our best to get away from using toxic products on our skin and in our bodies.  Make sure we are using safe personal care products – such as hand soap “5 Reasons To Go Green With Your Antibacterial Soap!” — Deodorant and antiperspirants – to learn more check out5 Reasons You Should NOT Use Deodorant or Antiperspirants!”

 

 

  • Eat real food! Unprocessed, GMO-Free foods that are real foods and are safe, organic and/or local harvest. Make sure your family’s food comes from natural, clean, healthy farms, not from factory farms that are loaded with pesticides, herbicides, and hormones, and other harmful chemicals.

 

  • Organic Gardening for a family project! Try growing your own foods the organic way and let the kids help. Gardening is healthy, healing, brings family’s together and helps every member of the family have a sense of accomplishment. Try giving your child a small project to nurture and grow on their own.  You have control – no chemicals, pesticides or GMO’s. Make sure you use natural pest control.  Check out DIY Pest Solutions!

 

 The choices we make every day affects our health, our family’s health, and our planet’s, whether it is good or bad. We have the power to control and to make smart choices that can positively impact every thing and everyone around us — from where you live, to what you products you buy, the food we eat, what we in put in and on our bodies. If you and your family live in New York or New Jersey area, you can check out this NY based health insurance company I was just introduced to called Oscar. They have a customer service line with nurses and health professionals on call for any health questions you may have, whether it be nutrition or certain health risks, without having to make an appointment or seek out another professional for an extra cost! Each choice we make impacts our lives in many ways and will ultimately decide what kind of future we give to our children.  So make sure you are making the healthiest choices possible. Our lives and our children’s lives depend on it!

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Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I believe in living green, organically, and natural in every aspect of our lives. My mission is to help educate you on how to live green, help save our environment and to help you and your family live a happier, healthier life!

11 thoughts on “Are You Making The Healthiest Choices For Your Family?”

  1. Hi Marla,
    This blog post should be read by all families. You have concisely summarized the most important issues that families should consider for a green and healthy household: “The choices we make every day affects our health, our family’s health, and our planet’s…We have the power to control and to make smart choices that can positively impact every thing and everyone around us — from where you live, to what you products you buy, the food we eat, what we in put in and on our bodies.” Thank you for sharing these vital principles and links to relevant resources with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Thanks for pinning and sharing my article. So glad to be part of Healthy Happy Green & Natural Blog hop. Hopefully this article will inspire others to make positive changes in their lives and live healthier and greener! Have a healthy happy week!

  2. Hello beautiful! Great article. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

  3. Great information! I am curious though what you mean by “Seed and processed soy products.” I know that processed soy foods (like fake meats and protein bars) are not so healthy, but what kind of “seed” do you mean?

    I recently wrote reviews of many green cleaners evaluating some that were new to me compared to the many others I’ve tried over the past 18 years. It’s great that green cleaners are available in more stores than they used to be and in several competing brands, but that also makes it confusing to decide what to buy, so I’m hoping my experience can be helpful to people who are just getting started.

    1. Hi Becca,
      Grains, beans, nuts and seeds are all seeds. http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/food/grains-beans-nuts-and-seeds/ Seed products and soy products I consider part of the protein and legume family. Beans are one that have health risks – Read http://wellnessmama.com/2029/are-beans-healthy/

      Other seed products such as salad oils contain sunflower seed oil, soy, peanut oil, etc. Sesame seeds, tree nuts, which most are genetically modified, filled with pesticides, and many toxins.

      Thanks for the information on green cleaners. It very confusing to know what is actually good or not – that is why I use mostly DIY cleaners that I know what is in them. It cost a lot less and you don’t have to worry about greenwashing, and you actually know the ingredients is safe.

      Thanks for reading my article and questioning when your not sure. Have a healthy happy blessed Memorial Day weekend! Marla

  4. So, many individuals do not realize that their food is not the only unhealthy thing in their house. A friend of mine came to visit with her one year old and was going for the cabinet under the sink where all my cleaning supplies are. At first I panicked and then thought there is nothing under that can hurt him, that was a good feeling. Followed this post from the Let’s Get Real party.

    1. Hi Joyce,
      Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Hope you are well and it really is a nice feeling to know that there is nothing in your house that is poison. It a shame that more people don’t clean up all the toxic chemicals from their kitchen cabinets and cleaning products so they can be safe and healthy.

  5. This was a well written article. Yes you are right we make choices each and every day that effect the well being of our health as well as the health of other members of our families. Some people are unaware of the harm in using mainstream cleaning supplies etc…this is a good reference point for people. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Alison,
      Thank you for reading my article and commenting. It does amaze me at how unaware many people are about what they eat and the products they use and how toxic they are to their bodies and the environment. Have a healthy happy Memorial Day weekend! Marla

  6. Kim Adams Morgan (@KimAdamsMorgan)

    I love that you are talking about this and teaching Moms some of the dangers that are in our cleaning products, in our food system and in our gardens.

    With a little learning, we can be so much healthier and, like you said, teach our children a better and healthier way of life.

    1. Hi Kim,
      Thank you for reading my article and commenting. I believe it is so important that Mom’s teach their children healthy habits and that they are aware of the many health risks of toxins in our environment and how to avoid them. Have a healthy happy day!

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