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How to Balance Hormone Levels By Reducing Toxins in the Home

Updated: Mar 20

Our environments can SUCK at times, and we are exposed to thousands of chemicals daily, that can harm our health and overall well-being.  Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are the most common culprits, that our everyday products are filled with.


They can increase inflammation in the body, impact reproductive health, and ultimately confuse our hormone system/production. Reducing toxins in your home can help support hormone balance. If you suffer from PCOS, Thyroid Issues, Heavy Cycles, Inflammation in the brain, Cushing’s Disease, Menopause, and even Diabetes you may want to keep reading.

 

Here are some tips to reduce toxins in your home and create a healthy home environment.

 

1. Choose natural cleaning products.


Opt for natural cleaning products that don't contain harmful chemicals. Or make your cleaning solutions using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. Don’t be fooled by the “conscious consumer” product packaging that is still filled with harsh chemicals. Learn to read and understand labels.


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2. Use non-toxic personal care products.


It’s such a painful hassle with personal care products to find cleaner ingredients. Start where you can and, check the ingredients of personal care products like shampoos, lotions, soaps, and cosmetics. Choose products that are free from parabens, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals. Your skin is your biggest organ and what goes on the skin is absorbed in the body! Remember the first five ingredients in a product are the most important and make up the majority of that product.


3. Filter Your Water.


Install a water filter to remove contaminants like chlorine, heavy metals, and pesticides from your drinking water. When possible, opt for spring water from trusted sources that are packaged in glass bottles.

 

4. Improve indoor air quality.


Open windows regularly to let fresh air in. Consider using air purifiers to remove pollutants and allergens from the air. Use humidifiers to balance to moisture levels in the space. Change your air filters regularly. Use Pollen.com to see when air quality is poor and avoid opening windows on those days.

 

5. Avoid Synthetic Fragrances.


Synthetic fragrances in air fresheners, candles, and cleaning products can contain harmful chemicals. Opt for fragrance-free or naturally scented products. Rule of thumb if it smells amazing, or heavily scented it’s usually harmful to you. Scents need chemicals to have a lasting aroma. Without the chemicals the throw, or coverage area, and life of a candle wouldn’t last. Try soy, beeswax candles, and natural essential oils for fragrance.

 

6. Choose Natural Materials.


Furnish your home with natural materials like wood, cotton, linen, and wool, which are less likely to off-gas toxic chemicals. Textiles such as bedding, drapes, throws, and pillows are places where toxic chemicals hide. The more natural the better for you, your pets, and the earth. If you use synthetic textiles and fabrics always wash them first with toxic-free detergents to rid the item of toxic gases and help lower your toxin exposure.

 

7. Reduce Plastic Use.


Minimize the use of plastic containers and utensils, especially those that contain BPA or phthalates, which can disrupt hormone balance. Plastic cutting boards are the worst because of the microplastics we can ingest over time. Try wood cutting boards and get in the habit of sanitizing and sealing the wood often to maintain them. Stop warming food in plastic containers in the microwave, to limit the chemical reaction from the heat and plastic.  Use glass containers or dishes for a safer option. The chemical reaction from the plastic being heated specifically increases estrogen production in men and testosterone levels in women.

 

8. Eat Organic Foods.


When possible choose organic fruits, vegetables, and meats to reduce exposure to pesticides and hormones found in conventionally grown produce. Try local farmers markets and local farms and butchers for safer options. If not, use baking soda or apple cider vinegar to soak and wash all produce before consuming.

 

By incorporating these tips, you can create a healthier living environment that supports hormone balance and overall well-being. The most important thing is to look at all things holistically and to be more conscious and aware of what you consume and what surrounds you that can penetrate your mind, body, and spirit. Lastly, small efforts daily make a big impact.

 

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