Why are you poisoning your family?

That’s what I asked myself many years ago, in the 1990s, when I first started to learn about household toxins — and eventually wrote a book about them.

My kids were little then — they’re in their 30s now — and they were having trouble with allergies, ear infections, asthma, and learning disabilities.

I was deeply concerned and puzzled by this, because I thought I was doing the very best I could with good nutrition, exercise, positive attitude, and love. 

Why are you poisoning your family?And then I became very ill from my home being sprayed with chemical pesticides. That was a wakeup call for me.

I started to wonder if there were other chemicals in my home that were harming me and my family, but in subtler ways.

So I started researching household toxins. What I found really shocked me.

Did you know that 70,000 new synthetic chemicals were developed out of research into chemical warfare in World War II? Between then and now, there have been hundreds of thousands more new synthetic chemicals developed!

They’re in everything from fabric softener to toothpaste. And the toxic effects are adding up. Some of the worst offenders are laundry detergent, dish liquid, oven cleaner, ammonia, pesticides, air fresheners and bleach. 

What’s especially sad is that our children suffer the most, because their bodies have not developed the defenses adults have. But adults suffer the effects, too, in the form of early aging and chronic disease.

Fewer than one-fifth of these synthetic chemicals have been tested for acute effects, and even less (fewer than one-tenth) for chronic, reproductive, or mutagenic (causing gene mutations) effects.

It’s no wonder so many of us face chronic illnesses. Our cells have become hardened and resistant, and they have to work hard to keep toxins out. But unfortunately when they do that, the good stuff (vitamins, minerals, and other healthful substances) have a much harder time getting in. So—our cells are starving!!!

That’s where my Micronized Purple Rice powder comes in. The reason why I believe MPR works so well is that it seems to get through any cell wall, no matter how damaged and resistant. It is fuel for the mitochondria (the cellular batteries). When they are fueled they function at a higher level and produce ATP energy so the cells can do what they’re meant to do.

What’s especially shocking, though, is that here we are more than 20 years later than when I wrote my little book, and things have gotten far, far worse. Now we have hormone-disrupting plastics all around us, EMFs frying our brains, and GMOs in more and more of our foods.

What can you do about it?

Well, besides eating Micronized Purple Rice powder every day, you can rid your home of toxic cleaning and personal-care products.

Last week I wrote about how to make some of your own personal-care products, and that’s a good start.

And you can clean just about anything in your home with water, vinegar, and baking soda. Look on YouTube for other ways to clean your home naturally as well.

But if you don’t have time for all that, luckily there are now plenty of good natural cleaning and personal-care products available today, at health food stores, online, and even at the big supermarket chains.  When I wrote my book—they were very hard to find!

Why Are You Poisoning Your Family?If you’d like to learn more about just how bad toxic household products really are, and how they harm our health, you can download my free book here. It’s called “Why Are You Poisoning Your Family?”

Some of you may even remember this book. It had a red cover and was designed to fit into a standard envelope. I even did the graphics myself. (Anybody remember the days of phototypesetting and pasteup?)

Near the end of the book, you can even see what I looked like when I was young. Remember, I wrote it in the early 1990s, when I was a hot young yoga teacher!

We published more than a million copies of this book, it was recommended by 15+ natural product companies because even though it was generic—it explained why their products were necessary! And it has been translated into numerous languages over the years.

And even though it was written in the 1990s, it’s still highly relevant today — perhaps even more so.

So, if you haven’t already gotten all the toxic chemicals out of your home, what are you waiting for?

Do you have any tips for how to clean your home without harsh chemicals?

Let me know in the comments below!