Clean up the planet… and start with you

dlp-204smI turned 62 this year. I’m not bragging or complaining, it’s just my reality. And by the way, 62 feels absolutely great. I’ve made a lot a changes over the years in regards to what I put in and on my body, what  I allow in the environment around my body. Maybe these changes have paid off or maybe I’m just lucky but I do feel great. I’m not on any medication. I don’t have aches and pains. My body moves mostly very freely.  Yep, I’m lucky. But what if these changes I’ve made over the years really help? Can these things help you feel great also? I don’t know.  But  a conversation with my holistic physician this morning, (BP 120/69, weight down 4 pounds, no medications) reminded me that most people don’t do what I do because perhaps no one has ever suggested it or explained why these changes might be helpful.

So my next few blogs are going to be on this topic, “Clean up the planet… and start with you.” I am only speaking from my experience but I’m not the only one to thinks this way. I’ve lived in other parts of the country where these concepts are much more common. I’ve been back in Ohio for 15 years now. I am reminded every time that someone at my gallery rolls their eyes about my insistence that we recycle or use clean conscience cleaning products. Doing these things are just common sense for me but to others, I’m viewed as some weird old hippie type (my guess 😉 ).

Maybe no one has explained to some the toll that chemicals can take on you, your environment and the planet. So I’m going to. My suggestions aren’t new, or earth-shattering but I believe they can make a real difference in your quality of life.  Changes aren’t hard but they are changes. Getting used to a new way of doing things can have its challenges. But when the nurse at the doctor’s office assumes something is wrong because I’m losing weight, or has to check my chart twice to believe that I really do not take prescription drugs, I think that perhaps it might be helpful to tell this story.

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One thought on “Clean up the planet… and start with you

  1. I agree 100% and have practiced that (philosophy) most of my adult life though at times not as astringent as other times. Good health starts with good nutrition. Logic demands then that personal care items and cleaning products also affect health and not only ours but the health of the planet. Keep on telling them girl. It is attrocious how most people eat. Peace !

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