EARTH DAY IS EVERYDAY!
1. For any product you use, make it a non-toxic one and choose brands that use recycled and sustainable materials for their packaging. Everything we spray, wash or clean with gets into our air, water and soil. Since you're going to buy laundry detergent, body wash and cleaning supplies anyway, choose greener ones.
2. Bring your own bags when you go shopping – especially food shopping. Most of these reusable bags cost about $1. Most of mine I have gotten free from various companies promoting themselves. Put them right back in your trunk so you always have them for the next time you go shopping.If you forget and get plastic bags in the store, make sure to recycle them. Next time you go shopping bring them with you and drop them off to be recycled, most stores have a drop-off right near their entrance.
3. Recycle and reuse anything you possibly can! Haworth has recycle on Wednesday as well as many other local towns. Make it a rule in your home, kids love helping with this. Reuse glass bottles and jars for food storage instead of plastic ware. No need to throw these away! They can even be used as a flower vase! Don’t throw things away that can be donated to a local charity. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Get creative.
4. Water your plants with leftover water from cooking, rain water or unfinished cups of water. Did you know that used coffee grinds are great for plants, and you can mix it with with water and your plants will love it. Find small ways to conserve water in your home. The water you save can really add up! Many studies show it is actually healthier to shower every other day rather than every day. This conserves tons of water a year. Make sure to wash the body parts that release toxins daily – you know which ones they are – underarms, groin, feet etc.
5. Don’t litter. We would think everyone knew this by now but people constantly throw garbage out of their car windows, including gum. There is a fast food restaurant near our office and I am shocked to see people actually leaving their garbage right in the woods next to our home office.Try your best to leave things in their natural state (not just the beach – even parking lots should be unlittered!) If you see something on the ground, pick it up and throw it in the nearest garbage pail. (The earth fairies will LOVE you).
6. Make your own water instead of buying bottles of water. Get reusable glass or BPA free plastic water bottles and fill them daily with your own water system. You can use an in house filtration system or a pitcher filter as well. Using your own filtered water saves tons of money and is healthier than most water you can buy in a bottle. Water bottles are a major problem for our landfills. Please recycle them if you do use them.
7. Purchase from companies that care about sustainable practices. If you were to choose between 2 types of chips for example, pick the one who offers earth friendly food. Click here for a great website that shares these companies and that truly cares about human health. Sustainable farming matters and so does buying food in it’s most natural state- not man-made. GMOs are a BIG NO. Organic is best for you and our planet too! Pick local if you can familiarize yourself with the local farm that you are getting your produce from. Sustainable farming practice are gentle and supportive to the earth. Supporting those companies is a great way to help our planet. Millers organic farm delivers from Amish country and now offers organic fruits and veggie shares that deliver right to our office every other Saturday.. see below for dates and times.
8. Use earth friendly personal care products. Stop wearing perfume! Perfume contains synthetic chemicals and is toxic to you and everyone you come into contact with. It is a pollutant to our planet. Switch to essential oils, we are a DoTerra office and offer classes, products and info for your personal and home health and wellness. We can help you create your own personal scent. See below for the next workshop on May 7th. This may be a bit of a lifestyle change if you are used to dousing yourself everyday but worth the switch. Perfumes are known to disrupt your hormones, have been connected to headaches and even cancer. Just like second hand smoke from a cigarette, you impact our air quality and also affect the people around you.
9. Choose a non-toxic mulch for your yard. Buy ones made without chemicals and dyes. Earth friendly eucalyptus mulch even wards off bugs naturally. You can use compost from your kitchen to enhance your garden and your plants will love you.
10. Pick plants for your home that do well in your region’s environment and therefore require less water and care. Here in Jersey Sunflowers, Snapdragons, Black Eyed Suzys, Wildflowers, and Trees are great for beautifying the land and help oxygenate the air. Most of them are Perennials and I like that because they come back every year. Plants create oxygen for us and help replenish our ozone layer. Plant as many as you can! Avoid using weed killer (Pesticides) as it kills the bees and the other insects that we need to keep our ecosystem healthy. As far as deer go, there are many company's that offer natural deer repellent.
For more support or any questions, feel free to contact us. We are here to support you and your better health in anyway we can.
We offer free self care workshops monthly, on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.(except for December).
Full Life Chiropractic also has a large variety of holistic supplements such as Magnesium, Do Terra essential oils, Standard Process and Mediherb Supplements, Omega 3 Fish Oils, and high quality natural CBD oils and ointments plus much more.
Call the office at (201)385-7800 for a complementary consultation with Dr. Victoria Dubin Master or email us at FullLifeChiropractic@gmail.com
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Full Life Chiropractic can be reached at 201 385 7800 located at 153 Madison Ave in Haworth, Body Postive Works in Saddle River, and on the web at http://www.fulllifechiropractic.com and http://bodypositiveworks.com