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Breathing wellness

Do you know that every day you take over 21,000 breaths? That is 21,000 opportunities for toxic chemicals in the environment to enter your body ‚Äì 21,000 times your body has to cope with a potential chemical load that is in addition to what you eat. Obviously we cannot stop breathing and the more fully we breathe into our bodies the more life flows into us, so it is important to take whatever steps you can within the home to ‘freshen’ the air you breathe. Chemicals in cleaners, for example, linger in the air in your home, air fresheners are also pollutants that can have an immediate effect. You may like to consider paints and building materials in your home, some plants indoors and how often you are breathing ‘air-conditioned air’ instead of fresh air. A few simple changes can really help ‘clean’ the air your breathe, not just every day, but every second as well ‚Äì even when you are sleeping!

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Lindy Schneider is a writer and researcher with a keen interest in health, wellbeing and natural childcare. She is an advocator of a chemical-free lifestyle in the best interests of her family, the community and a sustainable world.

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