Is Your Home Still Healthy? Fall is a Great Time to Get Re-energized

It’s that time of year again, when the weather starts to cool off and the summer heat finally starts to subside. This is one of my favorite times of year, and it also just happens to be when putting some of The Healthy Home tips into place are the easiest. One of the simplest things you can do to help keep your home healthy is to just open your windows. And what better time to do so than when there’s a wonderful fall breeze? Let the clean air flow through your house and help get rid of any toxins left lingering in the air.

Here are a couple of other tips that can help you lead a healthier life with a healthier home:

  • Wear gloves. Dr. Wentz and I are thrilled Dr. Mehmet Oz is sharing our “Wear Gloves” video on his website.
  • Whenever you wash your sheets, open your windows and leave your mattress exposed in order to allow your bed to off-gas for the day.
  • There’s nothing better than a warm bath on a cool fall night. Major plus: your body’s natural drop in temperature afterward will help you fall asleep.
  • Don’t use antiperspirants (which contain aluminum) during cooler months or on weekends when it doesn’t matter if you sweat a little. Try a deodorant instead.
  • During the beginning of cold season, give your immune system a boost with the beneficial bacteria found in a probiotic supplement. Just be sure to look for a product that contains “live and active” cultures.
  • Now is a great time for many different types of fresh produce. Get your produce in a rainbow of colors, as this will help you maintain a low-glycemic, nutrient-rich diet. The deeper the color, the better.
  • Don’t forget to drink as much water during the colder months as you did during the summer months.
  • Fall is the perfect time for a hike or to spend time outside with the family. Set aside a block of time each day when you’re technology-free and get plugged in to the real world instead.

These are just a few tips to help you enjoy the fall months in a happier and healthier environment. Remember, just a few small steps can help you and your family lead a healthier life. For more great tips, pick up your copy of the New York Times best-seller The Healthy Home.

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5 replies
  1. Fern
    Fern says:

    Agreed. Antiperspirants are out! What many people don’t know unless they check the label is that many deodorants (even some of the so-called alternative ones) can also have dangereous chemicals as well. Something that I’ve used for years is: a very small amount of organic virgin coconut oil (on the tip of my finger, even my husband has gotten to using it if he needs to get “dressed up”). It is naturally antibacterial, allows the skin to breathe and even after a long day, no smell. Washes out of your clothes fairly easily as well. Fern


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