My mother introduced me to the world of books. Where ever we drove by a bookstore, she would make a point of stopping and browsing inside. Now that, I have gotten older, I’ve noticed that I do the same thing. Whether it is a chain store (like Books A Million), used book store, library, Goodwill, or garage sale, I try to stop if I have time. In turn, I’ve passed this tradition on to my girls.
It was my mother who purchased this book and gave it to me. Living Healthy in a Toxic World, written by David Steinman and R. Michael Wisner. She need that I’ve been researching about how we are living in a toxic environment. Everywhere we turn, we encounter toxic chemicals. Be it from food, water, air, cleaning products, and much more, it’s there.
So, now I’m playing the “Pay It Forward” game and will be sharing how you and I can be living healthy in a toxic world.
Tip #1: “If You Don’t Know The Words, You Can’t Sing The Tune”
I love this title! It is simply stating that if we read ingredients in something and can’t pronounce it, then look it up.
I’ve resently come across a candy product that listed “shellac” as an ingredient. I thought that this couldn’t be the same shellac I knew about. You know, shellac meaning a thin coating made from alcohol and petroleum resins used in varnishes. This couldn’t be the same thing, right? So I looked up on the internet and found out what the meaning of shellac found in candy.
The raw shellac, which contains bark shavings and lac bug parts (the rear end of a beetle like bug), is placed in canvas tubes and heated over a fire. GROSS! Needless to say, I am now paying more attention to any hard-coated, shiny candy and reading their ingredients to see if shellac is listed.
Simple Things To Do from Tip #1
Always use a good dictionary (or internet) to define any word or term you don’t fully understand.
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