Human race is very special. We consume a great deal of products that harm us, are bad for us and deteriorate our health considerably, however, we keep buying them, in spite of known for sure how harmful they are.
In present times, other things matter most than living a healthy life, and we’re putting ourselves at risk on a daily basis without even knowing.
Here’s a list of 10 things that you should throw away immediately to improve your health starting today.
Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, and the two most commons are aspartame and sucralose (Splenda). These products have been associated to a great number of diseases, such as diabetes, heart attacks, cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s.. They also promote obesity and disruptions of your intestinal microflora.
Besides that, recent studies outline a possible relation between aspartame and brain tumors, so it’s also possible to link these products with cancer.
- Electronic devices
Electronic devices and the radiation emitted by them is everywhere. And the human race excels at doing harmful activities (like smoking) and then decades later, become aware of the consequences, when it’s already too late. And electronic devices like cellphones and WiFi signals are the same in that way
Multiple studies have revealed that the radiation from cell phones can cause cancer. The dangers of cell phone use gained a lot of credibility on 2011 when the World health Organization (WHO) admitted that cell phone radiation can cause the growth of cancer cells.
These chemicals have been related to birth defects, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism and much more. Multiple studies results indicate that this is one of the big problems that currently exist in our world.
This is precisely the reason why multiple countries have completely banned these pesticides. In fact, 19 countries in Europe have just banned Genetically Modified Crops, and that includes the pesticides that go with them.
- Personal care products
Unfortunately, the use of many personal care products is a terrible idea, and putting them on our skin doesn’t make any sense, since it’s been shown that cancer it’s caused by physical carcinogens, chemical carcinogens and biological carcinogens, which we surround ourselves with every day, and some of which are found in some of these types of products, such as some deodorants.
When it comes to cosmetics, there are thousands and thousands of chemicals approved by the corporate manufacturers, and considered safe. This is all that it takes, since there is no approved regulatory process for these chemicals, and the potential damage they may cause is unknown
- Commercial cleaning products
Having commercial cleaning products in your home is not a smart idea either, since combining all the products you use to leave your house spotless, you get a huge combination of chemicals.
Remember that there are alternatives, like baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide, liquid castile soap, organic essential oils, microfiber fabric and more. These products may be manufactured, but they are much less dangerous, and in some cases, cheaper.
- Air fresheners
When it comes to health, air fresheners are probably the worst product you can have in your home. These commonly contain 2,5-dichlorophenol (2,5-DCP). This stuff is present in the blood of almost all people that have been exposed to this kind of product, and it’s been related to lung damage, in addition, it is known to be a cause of organ system toxicity.
- Plastic food containers and bottles
Not long ago, German researchers discovered endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) that could affect development and reproduction, contained in 18 different and popular bottled water products.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system, can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic disorders and as mentioned earlier, other developmental disorders.
- Processed meats
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently linked processed meats to cancer, and recommended reducing the intake of this kind of meat to reduce the chances of contracting this terrible disease.
This comes as a result of years of multiple researches made by this organization. And even if it’s not true, reducing your meat intake, more specifically processed meat, is a great path towards a healthier life. If you’re going to eat meat, it’s best to make sure that it’s from an organic, grass fed source.
- Sitting in your chair
There is a growing amount of research revealing that sitting in your chair for too long (something many of us do at work, school, etc.) could have some pretty dramatic consequences on your health. Prolonged sitting has been linked to the development of chronic diseases and early death, even if you exercise regularly and are in good shape.
Some other studies have also found that prolonged sitting can increase your risk of lung cancer by 50%. Summing up, this, of course, increases your risk of death due to several health problems.
- Stress and negativity
Science is starting to confirm the idea that how you feel can directly alter your genetic expression. Your genes respond not only to the environment, but they also respond to your conscious thoughts, emotions and unconscious beliefs, this way, different emotional states are able to create different brain states
Furthermore, findings in quantum physics are showing how factors associated with consciousness can affect our physical and material world, so emotions and the way you feel may have great repercussions on your overall health.