This week, try being aware of your external health. Such things as the air you breathe, the lotions and soaps you use, your makeup, car interiors, hand sanitizer and even your bed, can turn into health negatives, depending on materials and chemicals used to create them.

Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom. You have power over what you surround yourself with. Start by getting to know ingredients and materials. Be sure to read product labels, this can be the difference between being sick or healthy. Many of us have not only food intolerances, but intolerances to many ingredients found in common products. Unfortunately, many companies put their own needs, and wallets, in front of the healthiness of their products, sacrificing quality ingredients in the process.

Here’s a scary thought, “According to the EPA, indoor air contains 2 to 5 times more contaminants—and on occasion, as much as 100 times more.”

Most of the clothes we wear are made, processed and protected by chemicals that are unhealthy for us. There are companies out there that make organic, chemical free clothing. Here’s an interesting article for you to read –

Even our beds can be a source of dire harm due to the use of non-organic materials and numerous amounts of chemicals, “Chemicals like polyurethane foam, formaldehyde, boric acid, antimony (a heavy metal similar to arsenic) and worst of all, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (also known as flame retardants) are wreaking havoc on your sleep & health.”. Read more about mattresses and how to find a healthy option by clicking here.

That new car smell, yep, completely toxic. One of the only companies to go the health conscious route and use vegetable dies and glues is Volvo, those Swedes are on to something.

In all reality, right now, you could stop reading this Tip, look around you, and probably realize you are surrounded by toxins, toxins that could be harming you and your family.

Food for thought.