What is Nontoxic Living? | nontoxic

What do you think living a nontoxic lifestyle is like?  What type of person do you think lives a nontoxic lifestyle?  Do you think of someone who eats bland food?  Doesn’t eat meat?  Doesn’t wear makeup?  Doesn’t shower, shave or wear deodorant?  Wears boring clothes?  Lives off the land or off the grid? Many images … Read more

The Importance of Buying Quality Supplements

Prior to when I began this nontoxic journey in 2012 and added several vitamins to help relieve my hypothyroidism symptoms, I didn’t think it mattered much which brand of vitamins I bought.That is, until I went to buy some vitamin C at a big box retailer and noticed a suspicious ingredient: sodium laurel sulfate! In … Read more

Hypothyroid Guide to Nontoxic Lifestyle

Back in 2012, I reached a point where I was tired of feeling like crap all the time and had basically hit a brick wall with my doctors. Since being diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2009, I had been on increasing doses of synthetic thyroid hormone.  My blood work was normal, but I continued to feel … Read more

Acure Organics Argan Stem Cell Argan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner Review

Quick fact about me – I MUST have the matching shampoo and conditioner. I won’t buy one without the other.  I blame my OCD! This was one of the first products I used when I decided to switch to nontoxic personal care products back in late 2012.  It appealed to me because it smelled nice, … Read more

Go Nontoxic to Live Life, Not to Cheat Death

Now that I’ve decided to come home full time to concentrate on blogging, personal training, and Beachbody coaching, I’ve realized there are lots of things I need to do!  Start a garden to save $ on food, make a daily schedule for exercise, work, house cleaning, etc.  You will likely notice that I’ve done some … Read more

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner Review

Something to know about me – I MUST have the matching shampoo and conditioner! I won’t buy one without the other. This was one of the first products I used when I decided to switch to nontoxic personal care products.  It appealed to me because it smelled nice, was a fair price, and I liked … Read more

Not All Vitamins are Created Equal

Prior to when I began this nontoxic journey in 2012 and added several vitamins to help relieve my hypothyroidism symptoms, I didn’t think it mattered much which brand of vitamins I bought.That is, until I went to buy some vitamin C at a big box retailer and noticed a suspicious ingredient: sodium laurel sulfate! What … Read more

Crazy Thyroid Story Outline

This is the short version of my story from diagnosis to removing toxins from our home and being on a lower dose of medication.  This contains personal (perhaps graphic) info, so please bear that in mind before reading on. November 2009:  Diagnosed with hypothyroidism, put on 55 mcg levothyroxine, no improvement in symptoms February 2010:  … Read more

Vitamins/Minerals I added

After being unable to get answers from my doctors as to why I was still feeling terrible even though my blood work “normal”, I decided to research which vitamins/minerals I should to take to support thyroid function.  Once I felt I had enough information, I checked for interactions with medicines/vitamins/food before adding to my regimen … Read more

Detoxify Your Personal Care and Cosmetics

The following are changes I made to my Personal Care & Cosmetics – eliminated: Sodium laurel sulfate Parabens (any form) Fragrance (unless from essential oil) Triclosan Benzene (any form) Hair dye.  Yes, I finally embraced my natural color! Methylhexylcinnimate Petroleum distillates such as Propylene Glycol, PPG, PEG, etc. Fluoride Many others – too many to … Read more

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