Thinking About Health
Recently I found myself in the middle of a conversation about cancer, and how many people seem to be afflicted with it lately.  I’m not a doctor and I don’t know the ins and outs of cancer or other diseases, but I do know that as for me and my house, I will do all I can to eliminate or at least limit the chemical exposures we face every day.

The list of chemicals in the ingredient list is unpronounceable for most people and the effects are a mystery. Unless of course, you do some research.  Then you find various effects caused by those chemicals, many of them harmful to the biological being that we humans are. 

As capable as we are, we are fragile at the same time.  For instance, I just read in an older issue of Backpacker ( magazine this comment, “The body is at once capable of incredible things and incredibly delicate.  Get too warm or too cold and things go sideways in a hurry.” This followed by a chart showing the effects of various body temperatures that could be reached in extremes of heat or cold. 

Is the same true of the effects of chemicals on our bodies?  Do we really know how we are being affected?  Do we really believe that those chemicals are “safe” for exposure to our skin, for us to breathe in, for us to consume? 

While I am being retrospective, I am reminded of the extreme nausea I experienced the first time I was pregnant.  I was prescribed a drug for the nausea that was later deemed harmful to the baby.  I thank God that my baby was unharmed, but how many times are we assured that something is safe, only to find out years later that it was not safe at all.

That is why I seek out natural ways to enrich my family’s health. That is why I use essential oils.  I choose to live above the wellness line, minimizing the risks as much as possible.  I encourage you to do the same.


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