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By May 20, 2021No Comments

????Mother’s Day – Self Care.

Taking care of your self has ben shown to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness, improve energy, and prevent burnout (1).

I quickly learned in my healing journey that things like exercising, taking a walk outside, relaxing in a bath at night, were all needed in my healing.

Self care can actually help balance hormones, regulate cortisol, support adrenals, and help emotional well being. 

????My go to is a relaxing bath. When I’ve had it, done with the day, or want to give up, it’s a bath that relaxes me and saves me 🙂

Do you relax in artificial dyes? (think bath bombs, bubble bath)
Do you relax in phthalates? (think scented mineral salts)
Do you relax in parabens? (Bubble bath)
Do you relax sipping on (artificial flavors, mono and diglycerides, hydrogenated oils)
Or
Do you soak in magnesium salts relaxing your muscles?
And sip on whole food ingredients that are nourishing your body?
Or maybe you hate baths all together????

Parabens, phthalates, and dyes are considered endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors can mimic your hormones so your real hormones can’t do their complete job. Endocrine disruptors can also affect:

“The brain is highly vulnerable to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which can cause widespread disruption of hormone receptors, enzymes, and nerve signals. The renewal, maintenance, and death of neurons are also highly hormone-sensitive.

The World Health Organization, the United Nations and the US National Toxicology Program are just a few of the leading agencies concluding that EDCs may cause a variety of neuroendocrine dysfunction that negatively effects the brain and behavior. EDC exposures have been linked to decreased IQ, increased neurodevelopmental problems, and other neurocognitive conditions.” (2)
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1. https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/newsroom/2019/04/what-is-self-care
2. https://www.endocrine.org/topics/edc/what-edcs-are/common-edcs/neurological

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