Avoid Chemicals

In view of ...


-Environmental Toxins Are The Leading Cause of Autoimmune Diseases (e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Guillaume Barre Syndrome, Psoriasis, Graves' Disease, Hashimotos, Myasthenia Gravis, Vasculitis, Crohn's Disease, Myocarditis, and many more ...


Do you suffer from uneplained eye nose throat irritation, respiratory problems, coughing, headaches, dizziness, nausea, unexplained elevated cholesterol (can come from teflon), liver or immune or coordination problems, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, or even cancer?


-A report done by Columbia University school of Public Health estimated that 95% of cancer cases are caused by diet and/or environmental toxicity


... it makes a lot of sense to reduce our exposure to chemicals

in order to save our cells, organs, systems at least from the full chemical onslaught.

Every little helps.


Please consider Chemicals used in BATHROOM, KITCHEN, HOUSE, CAR, GARDEN, etc .  (the following list is not complete) -Avoid or minimise exposure  to the following:


-avoid cigarette smoke (active or passive) and recreational drugs

-avoid toothpaste containing fluoride, replace with safe toothpaste or use baking soda (must be aluminium-free)

-avoid antibacterial soap containing triclosan or triclocarban, replace with normal soap

-avoid deodorants containing aluminium, avoid alum crystals, replace with colloidal silver spray or baking soda and harmless essential oils

-avoid perfumes and aftershaves, most of them are chemicals, replace with essential oils

-avoid shampoos etc. that contain chemicals such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is one of the harshest, use natural shampoos or castile soap instead

-avoid cosmetics, cremes, lotions, nail polish, anti-bacterial soaps, etc., they contain formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals; replace with safe options or simply with nothing (natural beauty is far superior!)

-avoid detergents containing bleach, synthetic fragrances, and other chemicals, wash your clothes with safer detergents; avoid things like Febreeze; avoid fabric softeners; avoid dryer sheets; - vinegar is a fine disinfectant

-avoid chemical house-cleaning agents, replace with natural ones incl. vinegar

-avoid pesticides (on and in fruits and vegetables, get organic instead if you can); avoid living next to a field or orchard or neighbour where pesticides are sprayed; don’t spray in your garden; no weed killers; no insecticides / pchemical est control; no chemical bug repellants (use citronella to repel insects instead)

-avoid odor eliminators such as toilet sprays, replace with oils such as lavender oil etc.

-avoid soft drinks and diet sodas, replace with clean water and lemon, or with juices

-avoid artificial sweeteners and MSG (MSG comes under different names)

-avoid trans-fats as in margarine and many processed foods, also avoid polyunsaturated vegetable oils, replace with coconut oil, avocados, olives, etc.

-avoid processed foods, they are processed with chemicals, often they contain petrochemicals, replace with raw vegetables and fruits and nuts and seeds incl. sprouted seeds

-avoid mackerel due to high mercury concentrations

-avoid meat / eggs/ dairy / fish due to antibiotics and other chemicals, replace with nuts, rice protein, spirulina, chia seeds, etc.

-avoid car fresheners, air fresheners, fragrances (Phthalates); use natural plant-based scents / essential oils instead

-avoid paint fumes and solvents and furniture polishes

-avoid flame retardant car seats for babies, flame retardant upholstery, flame retardant clothes etc., replace with natural choices 

-avoid new carpets that give off ("outgas") chemical smells; same with artificial fibre clothes; - choose natural fibres instead

-avoid formaldehyde as in plywood, foam insulation, some wallpapers, some synthetic fabrics, some cosmetics

-avoid teflon-coated pans, replace with stainless steel or copper pots and pans

-avoid dry cleaning products

-open your windows regularly

-reduce your exposure to plastic in any ways you possibly can, especially cling-film and BPA (in hardened plastic and in tins/cans) as well as vinyl shower curtains

-avoid burning candles (paraffin), replace with beeswax candles

-avoid gasoline vapors at petrol stations and in towns or along busy roads/streets avoid fumes, avoid walking/jogging/biking in town during rush hour

-avoid town water / tap water, instead use a water distiller or a reverse osmosis system or LifeStraw when out and about plus a shower head with a filter to avoid chlorine

-avoid chlorinated swimming pool water

-avoid unnecessary vaccines; avoid unnecessary chemical medications / prescription drugs, try to reduce where unavoidable (Consult your doctor!)

-avoid “energy-saving light bulbs” (which contain mercury and toxic gases), replace with LED or other safe alternatives such as Halogen bulbs

-avoid too much alcohol

-have metal fillings removed by a bio dentist and replaced with white fillings

... and there is more!


It's NOT difficult to avoid chemicals and replace them with healthy options. Just make up your mind and go ahead. As a side-effect you save a lot of money by avoiding paying for chemicals. Start simply, and have faith that you're making a difference.

--Buy plain white vinegar, a 50/50 mix with water is a great cleaner for windows, floors, bathrooms, kitchens, and a disinfectant, etc. You don't need oodles of chemicals under the sink!

--Get Baking soda, it's a fine odor eliminator, deodorant, tooth cleaner, abrasive cleaner for many uses.

--Use neutral/castile soap for showering, shaving, body-wash, shampooing, etc., maybe add your favourite essential oil.


DID YOU KNOW that PLANTS and especially CHLOROPHYLL can help to neutralise indoor toxicity?

-Have plants in the house that are good at taking indoor toxins out of the air for you. (In detail: http://learn.eartheasy.com/2009/05/the-top-10-plants-for-removing-indoor-toxins/ ).

-Drinking green juices, especially wheatgrass juice, but also supplementing with Chlorella / Spirulina can really help with detoxing. (Not every advertised "detox" works, please be wise.)



Right column: some of Angie's latest artwork.