Lifestyle and protocols
Jean practices what she preaches and lives a lifestyle that nourishes one's well-being, health and vitality. Her philosophy is that individually we should each protect our health, and to do so ultimately this means caring for our ecosystem so that we may live in an environment that is as non-toxic as possible. We need to be concerned about our health, and take care of it by providing ourselves with healthy food, clean water and unpolluted air. The EPA and the Clean Air Act makes the USA safer than many area.
Get out of the habit of obliviously swimming in toxic soup. Jean highly recommends the book by Dr. Paul D. Blanc, an MD who authored How Everyday Products Make People Sick. Don't inadvertently poison yourself !! This is book right follows the CDC information about the fact that USA folks generally can lots of xenobiotics in their bodies, see the CDC blurb. Here is another book, Hundred-Year-Lie, which you might be interested in if your health is compromised.
Normal body temperature of healthy individuals is around 98.4 to 98.8F. If you are higher you are running a fever. If you are lower you are hypothermic. Hypothermia is a innate response to chemical poisoning to slow uptake of xenobiotics. It is also a natural result of a thyroid problem. Core temperature is extremely important.
In Jean's experience, here are some things that can help hypothermia: customized herbal remedies based on traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, qigong excerise, steam room, hot rock sauna room, hot tub or jaccuzzi hydrotherapy, far infrared sauna room, TDP lamp treatment.
Maintaining normal core temperature is critical for all types of wellness care, and critical for recovering from pathogenic disease, and for elimination of xenobiotics.
Our skin seems like a barrier. In reality, skins takes in a lot of from our environment. For example, our skin absorbs sunlight to make Vitamin D, an essential vitamin. If you have skin problems, putting things on your skin, laying on stuff, wearing clothes all can be sort of like consuming the item, similar to eating.
If you have health problems, be careful of what you allow your body and skin to come in contact with. Harmful ingredients may include chlorine, fragrances, petrochemicals, residual pesticides, residual herbicides, toxic chemicals and colorants. Items that are in common use which have these items include clothing (from toxic textile dyes), shampoo, soap, lotions, toothpaste, shaving gel/cream, makeup, sunscreen, most body care products, laundry detergent residuals, and fabric softener residuals.
For all of us, sheets, towels and clothing need to be clean and laundered routinely. Additionally, for those with skin sensitivities it is worthwhile to try changing over to textiles that are organically grown (no residual herbicides or pesticides), not bleached with chlorine (a very toxic substance), and not dyed (did you know cotton grows in several colors?) Check out colorgrown on the web.
Is your cookware making you feel ill or killing your pet bird?
Cookware - Do not use the non-stick coating pans which can outgas perflurooctanoic acid also known as PFOA and other poisonous chemicals. When the PFOA comes out from non-stick coating into your home atmosphere, you risk inhaling a toxic substance; PFOA does kills birds (ask any vet) and is not good for humans, giving people flu-like symptoms which are solely due to a toxic reaction to the poisonous PFOA. The EPA forced DuPont to quit manufacturing its Teflon® due to environmental contamination that has damaged wildlife worldwide but many people still use Teflon®. DuPont was fined $16.5 million by the EPA in 2005 for violations related to the PFOA contaminant.
If you are not feeling 100% well, eliminate all possible allergens from your laundry process at home. Many of the following can contribute to chronic inflammation or other difficult health conditions.
|Insect control, pest control
Is your home hygienic and free of pests, fungus and mold?
Pure is the better for drinking, cooking and bathing than impure water. If you haven't seen it, you can rent the movie, Erin Brokovich and get an idea of how bad things could become. This story was based on a true life incident of a southern California desert town near Barstow whose residents suffered through illness and deaths from a toxic water supply mishap. While most tap water in the 50 states and many other places are is totally safe, it is not necessarily pure, and as a result, our kidneys become the filter.
|Cookware and eating utensils
Our towels, sheets, and clothing touch us all the time. Have you ever noticed how some garments fade? Guess what? If your clothing fades, the coloring or fabric dye runs off in the water in your washer, and the toxic colorant can rub off onto your skin too. Yep, those dyes are almost always highly toxic and potential carcinogens - - the manufacturing of textiles is one of the most pollutant intensive problems we face on our planet. While cotton is a natural product, with factory style agricultural practices, it is pesticide, herbicide and water intensive. .
If you have skin problems, consider acquiring clothing, sheets and towels made entirely from organic undyed fibers. These textiles may be from bamboo, cotton or other natural sourcses. Did you know cotton can be brown, beige, green and off-white in an undyed state? Those are colors that are colorgrown meaning they grow that way and need no dyes.
The factory method of cultivating cotton crops is poisoning our planet and ultimately putting the health of everyone at risk by polluting our water and air. That's indirect contamination that we ultimately are exposed to. As for direct exposure, do you really want your system to be exposed constantly to toxic dyes?
Further reading - Cradle to Cradle brings this issue into a new perspective. C2C Design is the nickname for this manufacturing concept and is not limited to textiles.
In the USA, a food product that is not labeled as organic may contain genetically engineered organisms. For example, if you buy a bag of chips that says they are organic corn chips they will not contain genetically modified corn. All other corn chips may contained GM corn.
see interesting article
We need to make the transition to caring for our spaceship Earth by being its guardians, of our very priceless, precious ecosystem as the more healthy it is, the more healthy we can be. We should protect it at all costs as it is the only one we have, and in return we get to live enjoyable, sometimes thrilling, and healthy lives, and so do our children, grandchildren, friends, and peers. For us home gardeners, we need to cultivate open pollinated plants and trend away from hybrids as they weaken the genetic diversity of our foods.
view some of Jean's recipes.