INSIDE: These days, we need all the help we can get to maintain a state of wellness and well-being. Try these natural living tips to start enjoying more health and happiness today!
Our physical, mental, and emotional well-being can be significantly increased by improving our natural living practices, but the pressures of modern-day life and hectic schedules can make it difficult to prioritize and uphold these good behaviors.
By taking a second look at what we put in, on, and around our bodies, we can enhance our natural health and wellness, which will no doubt result in a better quality of life.
As reported by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), even utilizing personal care products exposes an individual to more than 100 damaging chemicals, including phthalates, parabens, and triclosan. Plus, there are many other everyday household items that contain chemicals and are dangerous to our health.
9 Natural Living Tips for Health & Wellness
There are many natural living tips that can help improve our health, but it is recommended to implement one or two at a time to avoid being overwhelmed. Over time, you can then include more of these beneficial behaviors into your routine as they become second nature.
Use Crystals for Health & Healing
As more and more of us look for remedies to enhance our natural health and wellness, the ancient practice of using crystals is being rediscovered by the general public due to their ability to balance the body's energy and aid in both physical and emotional recovery.
There are many different methods of using crystals to promote natural living and wellness, and each kind has its own qualities and advantages.
Meditation and mindfulness exercises are among some of the most popular ways to use crystals. Many individuals choose to hold or apply crystals on their bodies, but they can be just as effective by placing them in our environment. Wearing crystal jewelry or carrying small stones in a pocket or purse are other favorite ways to use crystals.
Healing stones, like Amethyst, inspire calmness and relaxation, while Rose Quartz promotes emotional healing and self-acceptance. All in all, crystals are an effective tool for fostering health and well-being, whether they are utilized on their own or in conjunction with other natural living practices.
Eat High Vibrational Foods
High vibrational foods like raw, unsalted nuts, soaked and/or sprouted beans, dark green vegetables, and organic berries are energetically tuned to spiritual vibrations and can drastically improve your health and well-being.
They supply the body with essential nutrients and improve general physical health, which ultimately results in a joyful and clear state of mind and, as a result, increased spiritual advancement.
Because high-vibrational foods are so easy to digest, the body can then use its extra energy reserves for other important functions, like cell regeneration, tissue repair, and infection defense. The result is that the body is not forced to expend so much of its energy in digestion, and more energy is available to support mental clarity and emotional stability.
We are exposed to a great number of toxins in our daily lives that are harmful to our natural living ways. Everything from our food and water to our personal care products and home cleaning supplies contains these poisons.
Unfortunately, there are far too many examples of these harmful toxins to list, but some of the more common culprits are BPA, pesticides, and phthalates. BPA (Bisphenol-A) and other chemicals present in plastics have the potential to contaminate food and beverages, causing hormone disruption and other health issues.
Non-organic fruits and vegetables are frequently treated with pesticides, which can build up in the body and have detrimental effects on health. And let’s not forget about our tap water. It typically has high concentrations of lead (from outdated pipes) and a high amount of unnecessary fluoride.
Formaldehyde is a chemical that is often used in flame retardants that is added to electronics, furniture, and fabrics to prevent them from catching fire. However, they can also affect hormones and have countless negative health consequences.
By being aware of these hidden toxins and taking precautions to prevent exposure, like making your own natural living cleaning supplies, you can help protect the health of you and your family. Select items that are labeled as natural, organic, or non-toxic to minimize your exposure.
Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies
Too many cleaning products include harsh chemicals that are bad for our skin, respiratory system, and general health. Powerful cleaning solutions that are non-toxic and environmentally friendly can be made with everyday natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.
One of the household cleaning products most in need of a natural living makeover is our laundry detergents. The chemicals from detergents are in constant contact with our skin, whether in our clothes or bed linens.
Many laundry products contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can lead to short and long-term health effects like skin irritation, asthma, headaches, and more. Natural laundry soaps can be made easily with different combinations of only three inexpensive ingredients; castile soap, baking soda, and essential oils.
Making your own cleaning products puts you in full control of the ingredients that your family is exposed to daily and it’s also a quick and easy approach to lessen your environmental impact.
Avoid Most Vegetable Oils
Vegetable oils can be harmful to our health because of the high presence of polyunsaturated fats, which easily oxidize (decay) when exposed to heat, light, and oxygen. One of the dangerous byproducts of this oxidation process is free radicals, which can kill cells, cause inflammation, and lead to chronic diseases.
Among vegetable oils, soybean, corn, and sunflower oils are notably high in polyunsaturated fats.
Vegetable oils' high concentration of omega-6 fatty acids is another issue. Omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for our health, but consuming too many of them in comparison to omega-3 fatty acids can cause inflammation and raise our risk of chronic illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Limiting your intake of vegetable oils and switching to healthier alternatives like olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil—which contain lower levels of polyunsaturated fats and a healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids—will help you avoid the harmful health impacts of vegetable oils.
Shop at Local Farms
Buying fruits, meats, vegetables, and dairy from farms that follow true organic farming standards is another way to take our attempts at natural living to the next level.
Organic agricultural methods do not utilize synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, which leave dangerous residues on the food we eat. Conscious farms employ farming techniques that emphasize soil health, which then improves soil fertility and produces crops that are higher in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Consuming foods that are nutrient-rich can enhance our overall health and well-being, strengthen our immune system, and lower our chance of developing chronic diseases.
Get a Compost Bin
A compost bin is a simple yet effective natural living method that reduces waste and enhances the soil quality of any garden. Composting enables the recycling of food scraps and cuts down on the demand for harmful chemical fertilizers.
Composting can also limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by keeping organic waste out of landfills, where it would otherwise decompose and emit powerful greenhouse gas methane.
A compost bin can also promote good eating habits and foster a sense of connection with the environment. Your enjoyment of healthy, organic foods may grow as a result of learning about their origins and methods of production, which can inspire you to make more thoughtful eating decisions.
Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables
Organic vegetables are free of dangerous pesticides and chemicals that are frequently present in conventionally farmed food. You have complete control over the process when you cultivate your own vegetables, from selecting the seeds to harvesting the produce. Doing this is the only way to really be sure that no dangerous chemicals or pesticides are used in the growing of your vegetables.
By reducing the need for packaging and transportation, growing your vegetables can also help you save money on grocery expenses and lessen your carbon footprint.
Although many people find it difficult to eat the appropriate number of fruits and vegetables each day, having a garden can make it simpler to do so. Fresh produce not only tastes better, but it is also richer in nutrients than store-bought produce.
Growing your organic vegetables will help you enjoy natural living by ensuring that you are consuming the freshest, most nutrient-dense produce available.
Use Essential Oils for First Aid
Basic first aid is another area that can benefit from natural living products like pure essential oils. Many essential oils include anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in promoting the body's natural healing processes. Some of the most effective essential oils for all-around first aid are Tea Tree, Lavender, and Eucalyptus, to name a few.
For instance, because it contains both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, tea tree oil is frequently used to treat minor skin irritations like cuts and scrapes. One of the most adaptable essential oils, its antibacterial qualities can prevent the use of antibiotics that aren't necessary. Additionally, the analgesic qualities of tea tree essential oil can help with pain management.
Eucalyptus’ strength as an expectorant helps with breathing and assists the body in removing mucus and promoting respiratory healing. Studies have revealed that eucalyptus essential oil also has anti-microbial properties as well.
Lavender essential oil's high antioxidant content aids the body in preventing oxidative stress and can be effective at treating sadness, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Lavender have even be used to promote brain health, calm skin rashes, and lessen tension and anxiety.
Keep in mind that essential oils shouldn't be utilized in place of qualified medical attention in cases of serious disease or injury. Before using essential oils for first aid, it's vital to conduct your research on proper usage because not all essential oils are suitable to use on children, during pregnancy, or internally.
While some chemicals are unavoidable, we can still be in charge and take precautions to reduce exposure when possible, such as utilizing organic products and household cleaners.
For vulnerable groups like expectant mothers, kids, and those with established medical concerns, these natural living tips can be vitally important. We can safeguard our health and well-being by first being aware of the potential hazards, and then take measures to find natural living alternatives.
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