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1. Men, women, and children all need to be selective about personal care products. Something as innocuous as shampoo can contain all kinds of toxins, from methylisothiazoline (which may cause damage to children, infants, and fetuses) to diethanolamine, or DEA (which may be carcinogenic or cause a reaction in other shampoo ingredients that may become carcinogenic). Sunscreen, soap, deodorant, cosmetics, and body lotion are all better purchased at the health food store or from a brand that has ingredients listed and explained on its website.  

2. More and more people are giving up alcohol. If you take more than two drinks a day, you may want to look into it.  

3. I’m not going to mention smoking, because you already know that. (I guess I just mentioned it.)  

4. Becoming a vegetarian is thought by many experts to be not only healthier, but also easier on the environment. It’s certainly easier on the animals. Something to consider and read up on. Whether you‘re vegetarian or not, eating wholesome, locally grown foods, or products you trust from the health food store. Any “food” that has no nutrition should not be considered edible.  

5. Keep heavy-duty killer items out of reach of children and pets. We‘re talking rust removers, automotive products, solvents of any kind, spray cans, paint, pesticides - you know the drill. It’s not that we don’t know to do this, it’s that we may be putting off cleaning the garage. Don’t procrastinate cleaning and organizing the garage, the basement, the tool shed, and any storage areas.  

6. One problem with reading an ingredient list from a product’s label is that they sometimes change the name of a wayward ingredient slightly, or may substitute another chemical for a popularized carcinogen, with that substitute ingredient being of unknown toxicity. The best way to read a list is to do it front of your computer and Google each ingredient. The second best way to read a list (and a quicker way) is to use products that have their ingredients laid out on their website, easy to read, and explained. Most natural food lines, vitamin companies carried in reputable health food stores, earth-friendly products, and wholesome cosmetic brands, will do this.  

2. For more information about cosmetics and toxins, see: [Link Removed] (scroll bar is on the right)

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