Monday, May 12, 2014
Something to consider
A year or so ago I began to be concerned (and annoyed) when I frequently had headaches
or commonly just felt 'off'
Then I began to correlate it to the times I used various cleaning products.
I started to research 'old fashioned ways' of cleaning on the Internet and found a treasure trove!
As I migrated to nearly exclusive use of natural/non-toxic products the symptoms dissipated.
Then they disappeared all together.
(and I saved significantly on my shopping costs as a secondary bonus)
I didn't think a great deal more about the value (and far reaching impact) of these seemingly small changes in my cleaning routine and products common around the house until I noticed these articles:
In the NEW YORK TIMES by Diane Lewis is a physician and the founder of the Great Healthy Yard Project
I'm not (at all!) inclined to the 'chicken little/sky is falling' approach to life
but rather the 'do what is reasonable and live your life' approach to life.
Still, two facts stand tall - no doubt about it. Facts I share with you here, from my life:
1) I see a profound decrease in bees - they are in trouble (and science points to pesticides as an issue)
2) I have seen, currently see and fear for more cases of cancer than I even want to talk about say.
I know this isn't a happy, chirpy post, but I'd rather risk the down side of sharing such info *hopefully*
you'll take a few moments to read these two articles and consider the possibility of using less (or no) chemicals in your home/garden/yard.
Consider it for the bees, for the water, for your pets, for everything and everyone you love
Consider it for yourself....