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For those that have been following the Vibrant Health Series we would like to bring to your attention that, although each article is a stand alone piece, to be able to implement total healing and full understanding it is very important to read the previous articles.

Here are the links to those articles for ease of access for you:

Series One (https://naturalhealingsa.com/dealing-acidity/)
Series Two https://naturalhealingsa.com/products-for-dealing-with-acidity-vibrant-health-series-part-2/
Series Three (https://naturalhealingsa.com/curing-candida-albicans/)
Series Four (https://naturalhealingsa.com/deal-candida-albicans-vibrant-health-series-4/
Series Five  (https://naturalhealingsa.com/gut-colon-health/
Series Six   https://naturalhealingsa.com/connection-gut-brain/
Series Seven https://naturalhealingsa.com/toxicity-clean-up-body-home-environment/

Our Vibrant Health Series has been written in sequence for you to be able to follow along with us the core starting points of where dis-ease begins in our lives. Please take the time for your own benefit to read through all the articles in sequence.

 

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Part 8 Hygiene… Does it really make such a difference?

In our Last Article Series 7, we extensively covered what toxicity is and why we should reduce our levels in our homes, our environments and personal use. Hand in hand with toxicity are the products we use in our homes, personally and outside in our gardens. To reduce our toxic levels we have to become more responsible in what we choose to use and purchase.  It is shocking to observe that many of us have lost the true art of hygiene. I am not talking about just having a neat and tidy home, which is just as important, for your home will depict your state of mind, but hygiene on a level where we are truly aware of the dangers we introduce to not only our families, but pets and nature as well.

 

We observed in the last article these pertinent points to follow:

Reduce our levels of toxic products
Reduce toxic food in our diets
Stay Hydrated
Detox twice a year with a full body detox
Do at least two Asbestos detoxes per year
Keep moving the body to ensure all parts stay agile
Supplement where you really have to
Drink in Sunlight for min 15-20 per day through exposure of your skin to the sun. Vital Vit D Absorption is then attained
Use natural products to detox your pets
Boost your immune system

 

Ultraviolet light showing bacteria on office desk

ultraviolet light showing bacteria in office

Lets begin:

Do you know which area or objects in your home or office are the most toxic? You probably answered your bathroom and some would say their dustbins. You would be correct in that they are bacteria breeding areas but they are not the most toxic!

Priority List of most toxic areas by potency:

Your indoor general area is five times more toxic and polluted than the outdoor area surrounding your home
Women’s Handbags
Purses and wallets  that store money and your bank cards
Shoes and the cupboards they are stored in
Children’s Creches
Wooden Kitchen cutting boards
Your fridge and freezer
Doors and handles in your kitchen/bathroom as well as Light switches
Children’s Bedrooms especially baby bedrooms
Cellphone and landline speakers
Keyboards of computers
Pets Hygiene/ Cleaning up waste/bedding and habits
Cutlery/crockery/pots and pans
Kitchen Area
Lounge Area with sofa and carpets
Scatter Cushions and Sleeping Pillows and throw rugs
Beds
Bathrooms and showers
Dustbins and garden refuse area
Stoves and Microwaves

Note the list could go on and on but I have specifically listed these for you to observe that areas we would normally feel are the most toxic actually are not. Areas we are not even aware pose more toxicity and require more hygiene attention.

Personal Care Products

Research and modify your personal care products to as natural as possible for your family and your own safety. This need not cost a fortune or be more expensive as most would think. Keep in mind natural products will not behave like chemicals ones. We believe that shampoo, as an example, must have massive foaming ability, the more foam the better. We call this fluff as it is not a true reflection of the products ability to perform but a superficial result we have been conditioned to belief in. The additives that are added to a product are not the true actions we require.

We have become accustom to purchasing off the shelf at any cost to our well being, but could actually take the time out to empower ourselves and make our own products from ingredients you will normally find in your kitchen cupboards.  E.g: Apple Cider Vinegar, White Vinegar, Coconut oil, Bicarbonate of Soda, honey, Lemons and orange.

There are literally thousands of natural recipes available on personal care products that can be used to create your own treasure chest of products that are healthy and nourishing to your body. If time is a issue for you then source companies that sell true natural products that have no colourants, perfumes or preservative that will harm you in the ingredient contents.

Household Products- Natural Cleaning arsenal

One of he biggest mistakes we make in hygiene and cleaning is that we will use harsh chemicals to kill off bacteria in our environments. But did you know that the JIK’S kill off good bacteria as well. What this means is that through using chemicals we kill everything off and then allow the bad bacteria to grow back and re-infect our environment. We should use natural products to clean and then re-introduce good bacteria back to keep it hygienic. The difference between good and bad bacteria. Bad bacteria harms through their waste products, the waste then acts as food for more bad bacteria to grow. Whereas good bacteria do not POOP. They eat the food of the bad bacteria and thus starve them out and kill them.

So we now have a reasonable format we can use. First clean with natural products, use as natural as possible personal care products, then re-populate with good bacteria to maintain the hygiene levels.

To demonstrate the hygiene were are suggesting lets take a few areas only out of the above list  and concentrate on them.

Ladies Handbags, purses, wallets and bank cards
Most of us will carry these items were ever we go: Public toilets, restaurants, shops, sports centres and in so doing subject these items to all sorts of bacteria and fungus in the process. Ladies handbags will see different floors many times per per day collecting all the toxic material in the process!

Statistics show that many wallets/purses cards and handbags will be used well over 3 years at a time without ever being cleaned or sanitized at all. Bank cards are handled by everyone and then placed back into wallets and handbags all over the world. Money is exchanged on a regular basis entering and exiting wallets and purses numerous times per day. Ladies we all know everything goes into the handbag except the kitchen sink. Make-up, applicators, tissues, money, cards, wet wipes etc. all in this tiny confined space… a breeding ground for bacteria. Stats show that due to the varied places handbags go and are placed they are even more toxic than our bathrooms and toilets.
Observe where you place you handbag after entering your home. Kitchen counter tops, dining room tables couches, the floor ,your bed, stored in clothing cupboards.. How many germs from who knows where have you just deposited in areas you normally would never imagine possible.

Tips:

Never place these items on any floors or surface that will get infected
Never take your handbag into restrooms
Sanitize once per week
Keep your money and bank cards sealed in separate containers if carried in your handbag.
Remove all rubbish weekly from your handbag
Never leave makeup in your handbag.
Seal any item you wish to carry in its own container
Use HCL and Lugol’s mixed into a small amount of water and wipe the inside and outside of your bag out, wipe your wallet and card. Spray skin sanitizer into the inside of your bag and let dry in the sunlight. Sunlight kills bacteria. Carry 50 ml skin sanitizer in your bag and spray your hands every time you handle your cards and money, or use public toilets or go shopping.

Toothbrushes
Most families within a household store their toothbrushes together in the same container or holder in the bathroom. Majority of bathrooms do not have separate toilets. Germs are transmitted  from toothbrush to toothbrush and from the surrounding area. Stats reflect that 80% of the population never sanitize their toothbrushes and use a toothbrush for about 6 month to 1 year each.  Stats show that flushing your toilet can spray germs up to 1 meter in all directions. An average toothbrush holds 10 million or so bacteria and can even hold E coli and Staph.  Observe what is in your bathroom and on the bathroom surfaces and not stored away properly and is able to be reached when flushing your toilet.

Best Practice
Replace your toothbrushes every 3 months
New toothbrushes should be placed, head down in a glass with warm water plus 4 drops HCl and 4 Drops Lugol’s Iodine and soaked for 15 min. Then store in a closed container. You can have you toothbrush stored in this solution as long it can seal it. If you do not wish to store it this way then- Before brushing each morning have a small glass of warm water with 2 drops each Lugol’s and HCL handy. Dip you toothbrush in for about 30-60 sec before brushing
Never store toothbrushes together. Each should have their own container

Your fridge
Lets take the humble cabbage. From farm land to harvesters hands, to farm storage, to selling markets, to buyers storage facilities, to super markets storage, to super markets handlers to fruitier in super market onto shelves.
Now we purchase our humble cabbage that is displayed in the open on the super markets shelf. Can you imagine the amount of germs the cabbage has collect to this point. The customers handle, cough and sneeze on the cabbage and now we purchase it and what do we do. we place it directly into our fridges. All the germs are now running rampart in the fridge. A fridge that you can see with the naked eye is clean but is it?

Best Practice
First step is to disinfect your fridge. This should be done every week with white vinegar and baking soda.
Wash all containers outer surface and dry before replacing back. Or use a washing mixture of 4 drops each Lugol’s and HCl in a basin with a clean cloth.
DO not use floor rags to clean surface. Always demarcate rags to specific areas. Say bathroom rags/ Floor rags/ surface rags. Never wash these rags together with clothing.
Once your fridge has been sanitzed place all cleans items back in.
DO NOT FORGET to first soak your eggs in a solution of 2 drops HCl , dry them and seal in a Tupperware. Throw the cartoon away it is contaminated with E coli.
Place your beautiful cabbage  into a basin with 2 drops Lugol’s Iodine and 2 drops HCl. Let it soak for 5 min. This should be done with all fruit and veggie before storage.
Now let dry and seal in a container or plastic bag
Now it can go into your fridge.
The same best practice should be done with your deep freezer except the meat/chicken/fish should be removed from the polystyrene and plastic and seal in plastic bags.
All container should be wiped off before placing in the deep freezer.

These are just a few examples of what best practice hygiene represents to us. It is for our own benefit that we take the time and effort to apply hygiene levels that will support our health and well being.

 

Ultraviolet light showing bacteria on telephone and mug

To assist you in applying even more best practice hygiene levels here are some suggestions.
Your indoor general area is five times more toxic and polluted than the outdoor area surrounding your home
Air out your home and reduce the amount of toxic products you use. Always switch off appliances especially electronic items after use. Never sleep with a TV in your bedroom. Cellphone should be about 1 meter away from your bed. Use products like Pip Air to introduce good bacteria back into your home and kill off bad bacteria

Women’s Handbags/Purses and wallets  that store money and your bank cards
Find a neutral place to store these items away from areas that will cause bacterial overload, like a entrance hall cupboard or side broad. Follow the above protocols of hygiene

Shoes and the cupboards they are stored in
Store shoes away from other clothing in a separate cupboard and use pip Air Blue to reintroduce good bacteria to the cupboard. Clean all shoe underneath / outside and inside once week. Never touch the soles of your shoes without sanitizing your hands afterwards.

Children’s Creches
This is a pet peeve of mine as I have yet to come across a creche that practices anywhere near basic levels of hygiene. Encourage the creches you support to adopt better hygiene levels for your babies health and well being. All toys should be sanitized everyday after closing. All surfaces should be properly sanitized with HCl and Lugol’s. Carpets and floor should be thoroughly washed every day with the same solution. Carpets should be sprinkled with a solution of baking soda and essential oil, could be lemongrass/lavender and clove mix, and then vacuumed properly once a week. All outside play area equipment should be sanitized every day. Play pit with sand should be changed every month. Refuse for nappies should be stored outside in a sealed container. Changing areas should be well sanitized after each child has been changed. Sleeping mattresses and pillows should be sprayed with Pip Air and sunlight baked every two days. Fridges and storage for food should follow the about protocols of hygiene to ensure no contamination takes place.

Wooden Kitchen cutting boards
Soak you boards in a solution of water and 4 drops each HCl and Lugol’s for 10 min. Then let then bake in the sunlight until dry.

Door and handles in your kitchen/bathroom as well as Light switches
Wipe down these surfaces at least twice a week . Mixtures of orange and lemon sanitizers can be made from using Skin sanitizer and adding 3 drops of essential oils to the solution. Spray onto surface and wipe dry.

Children’s Bedrooms especially baby bedrooms
Similar protocols to the creches should be used in your babies bedrooms or children bedrooms. Make sure you use the airing system when they are out to allow air to flow into the room. You can also use support items like Himalayan salt lamps to purify the air

Cellphone and landline speakers, Keyboards of computers
Wipe down of your telephone speaker devises/ cellphones and computer keyboards should be done daily. This can be done with skin sanitizer.

Pets Hygiene/ Cleaning up waste/bedding and habits
Pets should never be allowed onto surface especially in the kitchen. The food bowels should not be washed in the same sink as your regular dishes. Their bedding should be washed separately on a weekly basis and a good spray of PIP Air can be used to introduce good bacteria. Sunlight can also be used to bake the bedding and pillows to ensure all bacteria is controlled. Your pet should be de-wormed with a natural parasite cleanses every 6 months. Their waste should be collected every day and use of the Poop Sanitzer on all areas where the waste is removed sprayed well. Never let waste dry in the garden. The spores are lifted by air and we then re-infect ourselves and our children when using outdoor areas. Waste should be picked up with gloved hands and all tools should be thoroughly cleaned with poop sanitiser before storing them. Never let your children pick up waste material.

Cutlery/crockery/pots and pans
Most of eating utensils are a huge culprits of bacteria as we often do not use the right cleaning material to ensure all germs are removed before storing them after use. Add Lugol’s Iodine to your washing water to ensure all germs are killed. Use Borax washing recipes in Dr Hulda Clark’s Books to obtain the best washing fluid toxic free

Kitchen Area
Sanitize kitchen surface after use and just before use with skin sanitizer. Wash down fridge doors/microwaves and cupboard handles at least every week. Never let animals sit on counter tops. Never let children sit on counter tops.

Lounge Area with sofa and carpets
Use Bicarbonate of soda mixed with a few drops of essential oils as a sprinkler for carpet and sofas. Never let your pet onto sofa and couches.  Use Pip Air spray on all surfaces and ensure no food is eaten on couches to leave residue for germs to breed.

Scatter Cushions and Sleeping Pillows and throw rugs
Sun Bake your scatter cushions and pillows once a week in the sun and spray with pip Air to encourage good bacteria growth. Washing bedding every week

Beds
Dust your mattresses with baking soda and essential oils to kill off any mites and germs. Leave open for airing once a week and then use Pip Air as a spray to encourage good bacteria growth.

Bathrooms and showers
Use a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar to kill off any bacteria and fungus. Always air your rooms out after use to ensure mould does not grow. If you have a mould infestation then use Jik to kill off mould in grouting and on tiles. Once rinsed off well apply PIP Spray to then encourage good bacteria to grow. Never leave wet towel in bathrooms or drop them onto the floor .

Dustbins and garden refuse area
Ensure refuse is well away from your home. In household bins always empty out daily and Spray with Pip Air Blue to sanitize and smell clean. Wash out bins with a mixture of Lugol’s and HCL weekly to ensure bacteria are killed off before applying PIP Air.

Stoves and Microwaves
Never leave caked food on surfaces or inside oven. Clean with Bicarb and lemon juice to refresh and sanitize.

 

If the above information only brings awareness to what is in our environments and how we can, with a little bit of effort, save ourselves the pain of future disease then we have accomplished our goal. This Blog is by no means a complete listing of all the areas we need to attend to when it comes to hygiene and bacteria control but will spark awareness that you can apply with logic thinking to the rest of your environment.