Top 5 Ways to Detox Your Home

Three Day Detox

Many programs and products promote a detox to your body. A typical marketed item will include a 3 day cleanse. The problem is a true detox involves more than just your body; it also includes your environment. Detoxing your home will detox your body since you are removing toxins within your environment. Some symptoms that you need to detox your home can include allergies, asthma, migraines, and more. Some people don’t show signs of symptoms, but the chemicals our bodies are exposed to are storing up the chemicals within fat cells that alter weight and hormones.

More Than a Cleanse

Another true detoxing factor is making it individualized to every person. A specified detox will account for many factors including what you eat, past vaccinations, cleaning products, and much more. If you only detox your body short term through food, you will be missing all the other toxins that continue to come into your body in different ways including throughout your home. Making changes in your home will drastically eliminate toxins that are harmful to the body.

Top 5 Things to Remove From Your Home

1. Detergent

Whether it is laundry or dishwasher detergent, they can be extremely harmful to the body. Many studies link detergents to carcinogens affecting the body. Dishwasher fumes can be a toxic nightmare as well as the residue of the detergent staying on the plates and cups you eat and drink from. Find brands that are organic and non-chemical in a health store or online.

2. Surface Cleaners

Bleach, Windex, or countertop cleaners are extremely toxic and hard on your nervous system. Again, you can research chemical-free cleaners to find a toxic-free option. Eliminating these toxic items will remove deodorizers and phthalates. You can create your cleaners using vinegar, lemon essential oil, on guard or thieves oil, and water.

3. Air Fresheners

Anywhere from Febreze or Glade to candles can be cancerous due to the high toxins within each product. This can also include perfume and cologne. These items in your home or car can be swapped with organic oils in a diffuser. When you expose your air with toxins, your whole body can be affected by inhaling it. It is best to stay far away from any air freshener.

4. Antibiotic Products

If you researched hand sanitizer and cancer carcinogens, you will find that the two factors are linked together. Avoid antibiotic soaps, shampoos, and other body products. These products are harmful to the body even though advertised to support it. An easy way to remember that antibiotic products are harmful is understanding “biotic” means living things and “anti” means against. Do not buy products that are against our natural living makeup.

5. Lawn Care

Lawn products include round-up, pesticides, and herbicides. These toxins can mutate the environment from altering the genetic makeup of bugs to creating an overgrowth of fungus and algae. If you are using round up to make your yard look pretty, it is putting your pets and family at risk. These products are linked to lymphomas and many other health factors due to destroying people’s microbiome which makes up the majority of your body.


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Queen City Health Center is a Charlotte Chiropractic and total wellness center for individuals and families. With locations across Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC, we specialize in helping individuals and families find true health and ways to maximize their lives through nutrition, lifestyle classes, detoxification and spinal correction.


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