INDOOR AIR QUALITY: A Potential for Compromised Brain, Nervous System and Overall Health

The Good and Bad of Indoor Air Quality

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Fall brings cooler temperatures yet maybe not cool enough to turn your furnace on. One of the challenges during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall is to maintain good indoor air quality. While a furnace is functioning there is usually a fresh air intake from the outside. During the shoulder seasons and for some all year, while you are using other forms of heating such as fireplaces, wood stoves, electric heaters (baseboards) or water boiler heating – your home is not receiving daily infusions of fresh air. The resulting accumulation of poor indoor air from painting, paint stripping, heating with kerosene heaters, cooking, daily activities or engaging in maintenance and hobby activities; can come with serious health challenges including compromised brain and nervous system function. To maintain optimum health it is important to lower the concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home and to increase the amount of outdoor air coming indoors. So open your windows often, especially during shoulder seasons to clean your air and all year if your do not have a heating system with fresh indoor air intake. Run your furnace fan on auto to circulate the fresh air that you take in. Make sure your furnace has an external fresh air intake. Learn more about protecting indoor air quality at https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air…/improving-indoor-air-quality.

Protect your brain, nervous system and overall health by improving indoor air quality.

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P.

Holistic Wellness Practioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca elisabethlhines@gmail.com

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MEMORY: Where, Oh Where, Have You Gone?

 

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The cartoon that I have selected above for this post has a double meaning.  Your brain/mind is like the operating system of your computer.  We all know how messed up our computers can get at times. We’ll, our brains/minds can also get messed up by a number of interfering/damaging factors – resulting in compromised brain computer memory.

I know that memory loss is no laughing matter.  My mother is having serious memory challenges – dementia – in her late 80’s. Our hope as a family is that it never gets to the point where our mother doesn’t know us.  A recent fall where my mother broke 6 ribs, combined with her having no recall of the incident and prescribed limitations imposed due to the injury – has presented additional care challenges.

Memory loss is a sad reality that many people have to face as they watch their parents age. Many people even younger are experiencing memory issues. So what is going wrong? Do people who live in the ‘blue zones‘ of the world experience the same degree of compromised memory?

Memory involves three processes: encoding, storage and retrieval.  These processes are carried out by various parts of the brain. Obviously something is going ‘wrong’ in the brain – resulting in compromised memory.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPROMISED MEMORY?

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT COMPROMISED MEMORY?

Scientific studies on Melissa oil for Alzheimer’s has provided positive results.  In latest human trials, aromatherapy using rosemary is an efficacious non-pharmacological therapy for dementia and may have some potential for improving cognitive function, especially in Alzheimer’s disease patients, due to its free radical scavenging activity.  Essential oil therapy is an important holistic therapy to add to your ‘well-being toolbox’ to help in your pursuit of ‘symptom free’ status.

Wishing you and yours optimum memory as you age!

Let me get you started on your essential oil therapy for memory improvement – email me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com

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Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P.

Holistic Wellness Practioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

Sources:

http://www.psr.org/environment-and-health/confronting-toxics/heavy-metals/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003257.htm

http://www.webmd.com/brain/memory-loss

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/in-depth/memory-loss/art-20046326

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033

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LOOK FOR THE CURE WITHIN THE CAUSE: The Health Costs of Beauty

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THE HEALTH COST OF BEAUTY?

“Search for the cure within the cause, the body itself is the best healer.”

Plato C 427 – C 347 BC

Whatever your collection of symptoms or health condition, there are many options to get you to 100% symptom free status.  Well-being is a journey not merely a destination. Although you are a unique individual, your symptom/condition equation will have some of the same common denominators as that of another person. What does your symptom/condition equation and body’s chemical equation look like? Rewriting your well-being challenging equations by cancelling out the contributing common denominators will bring you closer to your desired well-being goal. It is a good place to start on your journey to improved health.

How many toxic ingredients have you consumed today?

How many toxic ingredients have you consumed today through ingestion (eating), through absorption (your skin) and through inhalation (breathing)?

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Did you know that medication from a pain patch reaches pain receptor sites in 12 to 24 hours, but toxic ingredients in nail polish are found in your urine in 4 hours?

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Read the research here – https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2015/10/your-nail-polish-could-be-disrupting-your-hormone-system#.W3gAYehKhPZ

How long would it take for those same toxins to reach the brain or other body parts? Possibly becoming a part of your health condition equation (anxiety, depression, memory, confusion, other symptoms and conditions)?

After using products with toxic or harmful ingredients our bodies can reach a toxic threshold.  Depending on the number of toxic ingredients we are exposed to on a daily basis, our total toxic load, our body’s detoxification ability; we can become sick. Symptoms may not appear until many months or years later. Some people sooner than others and some more seriously if the ingredients are considered partial carcinogens. The Halifax Project research in this area is “focused on the possibility that complex mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals in the environment may be capable of carcinogenic effects that have yet to be fully appreciated”.

What are your personal health costs of beauty? Many personal care products contain harmful ingredients.  Many of the ingredients in the personal care products you use are potentially harmful. There is a high degree of nondisclosure about what goes into personal care products.  The FDA does not require companies to test their products for safety before marketing. How many of unsafe products did you use today? Are the unsafe ingredients that you have consumed now a part of your body’s pollution and well-being equation? Are the products you used today causing you harm and possibly responsible for your symptoms or condition?

Always be vigilant about investigating the ingredients for the products you use. Consider changing your beauty regime to eliminate your health costs of beauty?Ingredients sources and processing can change potentially compromising the products safety. Just as a pain patch delivers its dose throughout the body, harmful chemicals used on the skin can enter and can be dispersed throughout your body becoming a part of your body’s chemical equation; causing interference and dysfunction. Many of the ingredients in personal care products contain carcinogens (or partial carcinogens), endocrine disruptors and neurotoxins; ultimately becoming part of your body’s chemical equation and symptom picture.

DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: 12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them – https://www.ewg.org/research/dirty-dozen-list-endocrine-disruptors#.W306EehKhPY

Check out the toxicity level of your personal care products at the Skin Deep Database here – https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/#.W3gR0ehKhPY

Learn more from David Suzuki at What’s Inside? That Counts! –  https://davidsuzuki.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/REPORT-whats-inside-counts-survey-toxic-ingredients-cosmetics.pdf

Please check out individual product ingredients at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry database.

Safer Options:

For additional safer options visit

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Eliminate the Health cost of beauty for a healthier you!

My daughter Noël Ray is a Certified Makeup Artist who shares her healthy beauty tips:

” I am a certified Makeup Artist,Certified Hair Stylist and Certified Nutritional Consultant. I completed my certification for makeup and hair at the Blanche MacDonald Center in Vancouver BC. My Nutritional Consulting certification is through the Packard School of Nutrition. After a few years in the industry doing weddings, photo shoots, special events and retail at MAC makeup;  I became more and more aware of the chemicals and toxins in the products I was using every day! I decided it was time to make a change! I no longer wanted to support these companies who were pushing their toxic products on society, with false claims about how great they were…..performance wise maybe yes, but health wise it was a complete lie! I wanted my clients and the people I love to be aware of the cancer causing chemicals in the cosmetics that they were putting on their skin – the body’s LARGEST ORGAN; not to mention on their mouths and around their eyes! I slowly switched all of my cosmetics over to safer and cleaner options and started working with organic and natural makeup on a regular basis.

As you all know, sometimes the “organic” and “natural” product choices aren’t always the best performers! You can read some of  Noël’s beauty product reviews on her Hippy Princess Blog at http://thisismylifethesearemypassions.wordpress.com/

GO GREEN HEALTH AND BEAUTY for HEALTHY LONGEVITY

HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN HAIR DYE: Are You Affected?

Alima Eye Shadows

Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder

Dr. Hauschka’s Translucent Make-Up

Pacific 7 Free (considered a safer nail polish)

Gabriel Nail Polishconsidered non-toxic and “10 free”  is Free of: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal ingredients

ENJOY healthy beauty today! Consider changing your beauty regime to eliminate your health costs of beauty? You too can restore your health, one step at a time!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca, elisabethlhines@gmail.com

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