I just read an article that said when the upcoming health care law goes into effect in 2014, baby boomers stand to benefit the most. Don’t believe it for a second!
Take Control Of Your Own Health
I remember way back when I was going to school in Pasadena, Texas. Our house was near a paper mill, not far from refineries, and the air and water looked and smelled awful.
That’s putting it mildly.
We’ve learned a lot about where we should and shouldn’t throw our waste products since then. We still need to improve, but at least we’re aware and working on it. However; something you may not be as aware of is how toxic and polluted your everyday products are…and how toxic and polluted you may be. Sorry…it’s weird but true.
You may be going along day-to-day thinking you’re doing your part for the environment, and yet you don’t realize what you’re doing to yourself. Your soft drinks, water, condiments, cookies, meats, and just about everything else you consume are found in plastic containers nowadays. While many plastic containers are getting better, research shows how a lot of them still leach pollutants into the products they contain.
And that means they’re getting into you, too.
Do you live in a house with carpet on the floor. More evidence shows carpets contain adhesives which give off toxic emissions. Still want to roll around on the floor?
OK…so you jump up from the floor, and as you’re leaning on the wall eyeing your carpet, think about this. Is your wall covered in paint loaded with high level VOC’s? (volatile organic compounds) Is the paint free from heavy metals? (cadmium or lead) Even if it doesn’t have these substances, it could still have formaldehyde, ammonia, acetone, or odor-masking agents.
Your daily exposure to all these toxins and pollutants can be detrimental. Don’t get me wrong. You may not be at risk, and you may have a great genetic make up which helps keep you immune to the effects of this type of environment. Then again…why just risk it? Why not clean up your personal environment? You won’t be of any good to any environmental issues if you’re too sick to care.
My recommendations are simple. Get back to basics and make your own health care law…
- Move around more…in the sunshine and fresh air
- Drink plenty of water…and please, go for filtered water in glass containers
- Eat sensibly…don’t make this complicated. You know what sensible is.
- Use glass; not plastic
- Stay away from aluminum…containers and cookware
- Make your own cleaning products…it’s easy, safer, and they smell great!
And whether you’re part of the baby boomers, GenX, or any other American generation, remember that a health care law won’t give you health or care. So, take responsibility for yourself and your family.
Remember it like this: Be Basic…Be Better