Day #2 – Your Home Environment & Hormones

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Hey again!

Today is day #2 of the hormone challenge. Are you excited? I hope so!

Today is all about endocrine disruptors in the form of chemicals and toxins that are in our home. Did you know that most beds have carcinogenic flame retardant chemicals that off-gas for 8 hours you sleep each night?

Carpets are loaded with xenoestrogens and hormone mimickers that radically disrupt your thyroid and adrenal glands.

The chemicals in the average home are incredibly toxic not just to our hormones but our digestion and other organs like our livers and brain.

What do we do? Ideally, we would live in a completely chemical-free, toxin-free, and mold-free home.

But since that’s not the case the first place we start with are the areas we spend the most time in. Usually, that means the bedroom and office (if you work from home for example).

What can you do?

Turn off wifi
Get indoor plants
Swap out toxic cleaners with baking soda and vinegar
Open doors to let fresh air in
Diffuse essential oils
Get an air purifier

Here’s a list of 6 plants that help clean indoor air

Bamboo Palm: It removes formaldehyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.
Snake Plant: It absorbs nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde.
Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.
Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldehyde from the air.
Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, but they’re also known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen overnight.

Instructions: From the 1st list above picking one of those items and take a picture of yourself eating your last meal and then upload it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #ExtremeHealthChallenge and the @ tag of @ExtremeHealthAcademy. Then head over to ExtremeHealthChallenge.com and add your photo to the challenge to gain more entries!

Note: You must do complete today’s mission at http://www.extremehealthchallenge.com to gain more points!