Tuesday, August 31, 2010

9 Healthy Home Tips

9 Healthy Home Tips
by Faith Ranoli

Do you wish you could live a healthier lifestyle? Do you feel your life is too busy to implement simple steps to improve your health? Here are 9 simple changes we can all make in our day-to-day behaviors that will improve our health.

1. Don't use pesticides, insect repellents, or mothballs, because they are designed to attack living cells.

2. When you bring your clothes home from the dry cleaners, try to air them out and don't store them in your bedroom. Harmful dry cleaning solvents can be released into the air you and your family breathe.

3. Computer printers and copiers should not be used in a bedroom, because they release pollutants and often times the electromagnetic frequency they emit will interfere with your ability to have a good nights sleep.

4. Leave shoes used outside at the door to avoid tracking dirt and chemicals through your house. Tracking in dirt and chemicals from outside and on to your flooring and then walking on that dirty flooring barefoot can allow the outdoor dirt and pollutants to enter your body through the pores on the bottom of your feet.

5. Have your basement evaluated for mold growth and moisture problems. Have your heating and cooling system professionally inspected, including outdoor air intakes, room air supply and return grills, air filters, air handlers, and drain pans. If you have mold in your home, your air ducts may be contaminated too. First deal with eliminating the source of the contaminant and then have your ducts professionally cleaned.

6. The bedroom is the most important room to keep toxin-free. When we sleep, our bodies are in a state of rest and repair, and we don't do as well if we are trying to combat toxins at the same time. Open a window every night for fresh air. There is usually less pollution outside at night than inside your closed up home.

7. Transformers of low-voltage lighting and ballasts in fluorescent lighting can emit high magnetic fields. Both these types of lighting should be avoided in areas where occupants spend a lot of time and should never be located on a ceiling below a bedroom.

8. When placing furniture, check for magnetic and electric fields to avoid placing your easy chair, bed or baby's crib in a hot spot. Watch what is plugged in on the other side of the wall, because fields penetrate walls. Beware of placing your bed near sources of radiation such as TVs, VCRs, stereos, clocks, filtration devices, heating units, refrigerators, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, stoves, microwaves, computers, electric baseboard heaters and radiant systems. Keep your distance from all electric devices.

9. Avoid sleeping on beds with innersprings, box springs, or metal bed frames. Metal serves as an antenna for electromagnetic fields. Anything steel can become magnetized and give off magnetic fields.

Faith Ranoli is the Radio Host of Heart And Home Show, Thursday 1p.m. at www.healthylife.net Faith is a Life Coach, Author, Teacher, Speaker and Holistic Home Inspector HeartAndHomeHealing.com

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