1. REMOVE ALL TOXIC HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS FROM YOUR HOME

If a product has the word "WARNING", "CAUTION", or "DANGER" written on it, or if it has a drawing of a skull with cross
bones on it you should never bring it into your home.  Products like these contain dangerous toxic chemicals, and if you
have young children living in your home leaving products like these laying around can be just as dangerous as leaving a
loaded gun laying around!  

Below are some examples of common household products that are toxic and that I feel should never be brought into
your home...















How can we expect to be healthy if we are washing our clothes, our dishes, and even our own bodies with products
containing toxic chemicals?  

"If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin." is a good rule of thumb when it comes to body care products.  (If you can't
eat your bars of soap or drink your bottles of shampoo without getting sick and having to call 911 then you definitely
shouldn't be cleaning your body with them.)  

Now-a-days you can find "non-toxic" versions of things like deodorant, soap, and shampoo at health food stores and
on-line, but what I have found is that with "clean living" you simply don't need to buy personal hygiene products because
water alone will be enough to keep you clean.  (If you are taking showers to keep the outside of your body clean and
you are also giving yourself an "internal shower" by drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet that includes a lot
of water rich fruits and vegetables you will be keeping your body clean from the inside out.)  And with a clean diet and
lifestyle water alone will also be enough to keep your clothes, your dishes, and your house clean as well.


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2. BRING THE OUTDOORS INDOORS

Add Living Plants In Your Home

Live plants will add oxygen to the air and make your home a lot more colorful and beautiful.  (Just walking into a house
that is full of living plants can instantly make you feel uplifted.)  In-door plants can also reduce your chances of getting
sick as well as increase your chances of healing from sickness.

Add Some Sunlight In Your Home

Florescent lighting can weaken your immune system, so make it a point to start letting some natural sunlight into your
home during the day.  Doing so can save you money on your electric bill and can make you a lot healthier and happier.  
(Lack of natural sunlight has been linked to illness and depression.)

Add Some Fresh Air In Your Home

It is estimated that the air in the average household is 10 times more polluted than the air outside.  

Many people attempt to improve the quality of the air in their homes by using air fresheners, (Which are nothing more
than toxic chemicals that are designed to smell good, and that do absolutely nothing to fix what is actually causing the
bad odors in the first place.)

The best way to improve the air in your home is to simply open a window.  These days we spend most of our time
in-doors (in our home, in our car, and in our work building) and although all of these places have windows they are
usually closed, so start making it a point to open windows whenever you can.  (Doing so will improve the air and lessen
your chances of getting sick because germs, molds, and viruses can't thrive where there is good air ventilation.)

If you live in a cold, loud, or high crime area and you don't feel comfortable leaving your windows open, the next best
option would be to get a good quality air purifier.


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3. SOUND PROOF YOUR HOME IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY

Below are a list of sounds that have negative effects on our health.  All of these sounds can cause headaches, raise
your blood pressure, induce angry or depressed, make getting a good night sleep next to impossible, and of course can
cause hearing loss...  (It is estimated that 90% of people living in the city will suffer hearing loss due to city noises.)  













If you don't have the money to soundproof your whole house I would suggest that you at least try to have one room in
your house soundproofed so that you will always have a place that you can go to when you need peace and quiet.  

I would also encourage you to be careful what kind of music you allow to come into your home, because even the most
distasteful lyrics and negative messages can seem acceptable to people when the words are set to catchy music.


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4.  GET RID OF YOUR TV


Reason To Get Rid Of Your TV # 1  "Violence"

I believe that the most toxic things of all that you can put in your body are disturbing images and sounds that enter
through your eyes and ears, because unlike toxins which can be removed through cleansing, memories aren't as easy
to get rid of.  

It is estimated that the average child will see over 10,000 murder scenes on television before they are even a teenager
as well as over 100,000 scenes of attempted murder. That's a lot of violence for anyone (much less a young child) to be
exposed to!

Reason To Get Rid Of Your TV # 2  "It's Teaches Kids To Be Cruel To Others"

Even if you go out of your way to make sure that your children aren't being exposed to movies, TV shows, and video
games that are full of violence you need to realize that even a lot of sitcoms can teach children to be less
compassionate towards others, and if you don't believe me please do the following experiment...

Step 1 - Find a sitcom that plays the sound of an audience laughing during the "funny" moments of the show.
Step 2 - Watch an episode of the sitcom in question and count the number of times that the audience laughs.  
Step 3 - Keep track of how many times the audience laughs because one of the characters gets made fun of.

If you do this experiment you will quickly realize that almost every sitcom (including the ones that are considered "family
friendly") rely almost entirely on the use of insults and put-downs to make their audience laugh, and this teaches kids
that the easiest way to make people laugh and get them to like you is to make fun of and belittle the less fortunate
because of their weight, their looks, or their intelligence.

Reason To Get Rid Of Your TV # 3  "It Weakens Families"

The average child spends about 6 hours a day watching TV and only about 3 minutes a day actually talking to their
parents, and because of this many children feel a stronger emotional bond with the families on their favorite TV shows
than they do with their real family!

Families who get rid of their TV almost always report that they end up becoming a lot closer as a family because of it,
and even a lot of kids in this situation say that once they stopped having a TV in their house it forced them to actually go
outside and play, and once they did it made them realize how much they were missing out by spending so much of their
childhood just sitting inside in front of a TV.

Reason To Get Rid Of Your TV # 4  "Time Loss"

If you watch TV as much as the average person does, getting rid of your TV would instantly free up close to 40 hours of
time each week!  Think of all the things that you could accomplish if you invested all of the time that you currently spend
watching TV on the things that you would like to do "someday" if only you had more free time.  

Reason To Get Rid Of Your TV # 5  "It Is A Drug And It Has Many Potential Side Effects"

Do you watch TV in the morning, afternoon, and night?  Do you have the ability to know what time it is simply by turning
on the TV and seeing what shows are on?  If so you may very well be addicted to watching TV and you should know that
there are many side effects that have been linked to watching too much TV and some of those side effects may
include... Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Dysfunction, Heart Disease, Vision Problems, Muscle Loss, Fat Gain,
Diabetes, and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Reason To Get Rid Of Your TV # 6  "Mind Control"

If you think that you aren't influenced by the messages that are coming through your television, try telling that to the
advertising agencies who collectively spend BILLIONS of dollars each year on commercials that are designed to get you
to buy, fear, and believe what they want you to.  

When you are watching TV you are literally in a hypnotic like state and your brain activity slows down so dramatically
that subliminal messages are highly effective, and all that advertisers really need to do to in order to get TV viewers
interested in their product is to simply get them to associate their products with feeling good.  (If you want to make a
successful "Denture Cream" commercial, simply show some old people dancing and then mention the brand name of
your denture cream at the end of the video.)

I grew up in the 80's and recently I found a really old VCR tape that my parents had recorded of Saturday morning
cartoons back when I was a kid.  The tape was 30 years old and when I watched it I barely remembered the actual
cartoons, but whenever it would go to a commercial break and there would be commercials from the 80's for things like
soda, candy bars, and cereal I remembered them like I had just seen them yesterday, and if there was a song in the
commercial I would instantly start singing along with it word for word...

                                       
TOOTSIE ROLL COMMERCIAL JINGLE FROM 30 YEARS AGO

"The world looks mighty good to me, cause "Tootsie Rolls" are all I see.  Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a "Tootsie
Roll" to me.  "Tootsie Roll" how I want your chocolaty chew, "Tootsie Roll" I think I'm in love with you.  Whatever it is I
think I see, becomes a "Tootsie Roll" to me."  

Why are jingles like these from my childhood still stuck in my head?  Because they were designed to get stuck in our
heads and if you want to protect yourself and your family from this kind of mental programing then please don't have a
TV in your house.

Although many people would argue that there are some educational programs on television, the overwhelming majority
of what is on TV is "conscious numbing" and will not inspire you or your children to want to go out and make a positive
difference in the world.  In fact, most of what is shown on TV is intended to make you feel inadequate and will only
"inspire" you to want to go out and buy the products that you see in commercials and infomercials to help you feel more
valuable as a person.


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5. PRACTICE NATURAL AND PEACEFUL "PEST" CONTROL

Please do not kill your roommates regardless of what species they are!  

If "pests" are moving into your home please understand that they are only doing so because your home is "inviting" to
them in some way.  

People who have "pests" in their house often leave food out for them on a regular basis.  (They let their dirty dishes pile
up in the kitchen, they leave food crumbs on the floor, and they throw away their left over food scraps in an indoor
trashcan that is easily accessible to insects.)  They will also let their homes get so cluttered that "pests" have plenty of
hiding places, and if they simply started keeping their house clean the "pests" would decide to move out on their own.

The next time that you see a spider, an ant, or a ladybug in your home I encourage you to leave it alone or to "gently"
capture it and "gently" place it outside.  I would also encourage you to stop and look at insects like these up-close,
because doing so may increase your respect for them dramatically.  Many insects are beautiful when viewed up-close
and all of them have amazing superhero abilities.  (Some of them can fly, some can walk up walls, and some can even
fall from heights that are hundreds of times taller than they are and walk away from it like nothing happened.)  Plus they
are most likely completely harmless and innocent enough that they don't deserve the death sentence simply for wanting
to move in with you.  

So please do not spend money on mousetraps, fly swatters, bug sprays, and exterminators and instead embrace "clean
living".


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6. GIVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DON'T USE OR NEED AWAY

I encourage you to go through your closet and take out all of the clothes that you haven't worn in over a year, and then
go through every room in your house (including the attic and the basement) and gather up any CD's, DVD's, Video
Games, Books, Magazines, Tools, Appliances, and Furniture that you no longer use or need.  And once you have
gathered up all of your belongings that you no longer use or need anymore, try to let go of as many of them as
possible.  

(You could either donate your stuff to the local thrift store, give it away to friends and family members who would want it,
have a yard sale, sell everything on E-bay, or simply leave it all somewhere with a note that says "Take Me".)

And once you have given all of this stuff away and there is nothing in your house that you don't need or use anymore,
try to keep it that way.  (The freedoms that come with living this way are priceless!)


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6 WAYS TO
CLEANSE YOUR HOME
TOXIC CLEANING PRODUCTS

* Air Fresheners
* Bleach
* Carpet Cleaner
* Cat Litter
* Dish Detergent
* Furniture Polish
* Laundry Detergent
* Potpourri
* Tub & Tile Cleaner
* Window Cleaner
TOXIC MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS

* Ant & Roach Killer
* Automobile Liquids
* Clothes That Have Been Dry Cleaned
* Cutting Boards Made With Formaldehyde
* Fluorescent Light Bulbs
* Lawn Care Products
* Microwave Ovens
* Non-Stick Frying Pan
* Rat Poison
* Rubber & Plastic Spatulas
TOXIC BODY CARE PRODUCTS

* Antibacterial Hand Soap
* Antiperspirants
* Cologne
* Deodorant
* Tooth Paste With Fluoride
* Hair Spray
* Perfume
* Shampoo & Conditioner
* Shaving Cream
* Sun Screen & Tanning Lotions
NOISE FROM TRAFFIC

* Ambulance Sirens
* Police Sirens
* Fire Truck Sirens
* Airplanes
* Helicopters
* Motorcycles
* Horns Honking
* Cars Speeding
NOISE FROM NEIGHBORS

* Shouting
* Loud Music
* People Knocking On Doors
* Babies Crying
* Barking Dogs
* Gun Shots
* Car Alarms
* Fireworks
NOISE FROM CONSTRUCTION

* Jack Hammers
* Drills
* Bulldozers
* Garbage Trucks Beeping
* Chain Saws
* Hammers
* Lawn Mowers
* Leaf Blowers