Did you know?
1. A nurse with many years experience at a urologists office asked if I was using Always brand sanitary napkins. Always sanitary napkins are coated with a type of plastic that irritates a lot of people in the pelvic area. So far, I have told 5 people. Of the 5 people, 4 used Always brand, had problems, changed brands and the problems went away. This is especially important for our young ladies starting their menstrual cycles. See www.natracare.com When there is perfume and plastics on a pad or tampon and that area of the body stays warm, try and look for pads with all cotton. A lot of brands use perfumes and plastics.
2. Products you use on your body like soap, shampoo, bath products, lotions, even cosmetics can contain chemicals that may trigger allergies. Make sure you understand the ingredients. A helpful site is www.cosmeticdatabase.com
3.Physical therapy that is painful is not right. Muscles being sore is ok, but pain is just wrong and pain is different than muscle soreness. It may take several attempts to find the right PT or doctor. Isn't your health worth it?
4. On some vitamins the actual coating on them can cause migraines and cluster headaches. Ask your doctor if you have this problem already.
5. Clean your washer. Either run an empty load with bleach or white vinegar. White vinegar is a natural way to kill germs. Do this at least once a month. The vinegar and bleach will also cut the soap and scum buildup in the inside parts of the washer drum you cannot see. If you have a compartment to put in the detergent make sure to clean that area. Some come out for cleaning. A lot of black stuff can collect here. If not, use a long dryer brush to clean it.
6. Genetically Modified foods - stay away from. The easiest way to do this is not use cooking oils with corn, soy, or canola. Do not use products that where the animals have had antibiotics and growth hormones. This topic has many of it's own web sites.
7. Make sure to CLEAN YOUR TUB!
The Bathtub is a special place, especially for those of use with chronic pain. The tub also can be a breeding ground for bacteria from old skin particles, hair, body oils, and soap residue especially if your tub has jets or any other type of piping to make bubbles in the tub. The tub piping is a great place for mold to grow.
To clean your tub:
A. Take and fill the tub with cold to warm water just so the jets are covered and you can run them.
B. Add 1/4th to ½ cup of bleach, turn the jets on, and let it run for 15 minutes.
C. Turn the jets off; let it soak for another 15 minutes.
D. Drain the tub.
there was any debris do the process again from step A.
have seen some tubs (especially at hotels) spew black
out of the jets. One
house my son moved into I had to do this process six times before the
water was clear.
Your Tub products:
Make sure the products you use in your tub like bubble bath are all natural and organic if possible. If you read the ingredient list and it is too complex to pronounce, odds are it is not good for you! If the company will not tell you the ingredient list don't buy it.