When we think of kick-starting our health, we often times think of things like dietary improvements we can make, ways to reduce stress, or exercise programs to begin. Rarely do we consider that our homes are as much a part of our health as these other areas. If you consider your house and count up the number of hours you spend there, most likely, you are spending more time inside your house than anywhere else in the world. More importantly, we are spending our sleeping time inside our homes, which is our bodies’ most vulnerable time as it repairs itself from a day in our toxic world.
Fortunately we are living in an ever-increasingly health conscious society where the whole health of our families is becoming the focus. The air you breathe at home and the toxins you come in contact with inside your house can often times play a bigger role with your health than the outdoor polluted air. This is due to the fact that our modern homes have been created to be air tight, cutting us off from the outdoor air. While this is extremely effective when it comes to energy efficiency, our daily habits and home routines have not caught up with our newer building practices.
The tighter and more efficient your home is, the more important it is to keep toxins out. Without any place for the air to leave a modern house, the chemical and organic toxins circulate throughout the home over and over again, affecting the loved ones who live there.
The good news is there are ways to use this modern, air-tight home to your benefit. Your house can become your safe haven from the world and your body’s resting place from toxins.