Guest Blog: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of a Clean Home


by Brad Krause

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Even though you may not enjoy the act of cleaning, most people still enjoy living in a clean home. In fact, research shows that living in a clean, organized space can heavily influence both our mental and physical health. For example, piles of laundry can make us feel claustrophobic. Cluttered desks and surfaces can make us feel stress and anxiety. Allergens and pollutants whirling around our indoor air can impair our lung and heart health both in the short-term and long-term.

Do you want to feel healthier in your home? It’s not always easy to establish new cleaning habits, but these four benefits might be surprising, and they can help make cleaning more simple and effective.

Better sleep

A clean and organized home can have a direct impact on the quality of your sleep. Mentally, our consciousness is often weighed down by unfinished business, which is hard to shake if you have piles of laundry or stacks of mail staring at you as you try to fall asleep. Physically, you sleep better because a clean home has fewer allergens such as dust mites, pollen and dander that often interrupt breathing at night — sometimes without us even knowing.  Clean your indoor air by changing your air filter every month if you have severe allergies, vacuuming daily if you have pets and purchasing an air purifier. This appliance can improve the air quality of your home by removing particles that make up dust, dander, dust mites, pollen and other bacteria in your air. If you have live with a smoker or have a wood-burning stove in your home, an air purifier is a must for reducing indoor secondhand and thirdhand smoke and other toxins, which can lead to respiratory problems. When searching for an air purifier, you can review this guide to make a budget-friendly choice for your home.

Calmer and more relaxed

When you are surrounded by clutter, you feel cluttered. When the clutter starts to pile up even higher, it can be harder to get motivated to make change. That’s when it’s time to find the Zen in cleaning. Change your perception so the act of cleaning elicits a soothing, serene state of mind. To avoid still feeling overwhelmed, it’s important to start small. Pick one room or even a corner in a room to clear and organize. Not only will cleaning help you feel calmer and more relaxed, but it also keeps you productive and gives you a warm feeling of accomplishment.

Believe it or not, cleaning makes you happy! Yes, the daily chores you tend to dread will actually, over time, elevate your mood, improve your outlook and give you more reasons to smile. First, cleaning gives you a sense of newness— a fresh start you can feel every day. Secondly, a clean home is one filled with fewer distractions, so you can focus on finishing that exciting bestseller, painting a landscape of your last vacation or training for that upcoming 5k race. In other words, when you take the time to clean, you actually free up more time for yourself.

Healthier lifestyle choices

When you live and breathe in a cleaner space, your healthy environment begins to trickle into other areas of your life. Research shows that people who live in cleaner homes tend to have healthier diets, exercise more, smoke less or not at all and maintain their hobbies. When you eliminate the allergens in your air, you are getting cleaner oxygen that you transform into physical energy to devote to exercise. When you spend more time doing activities you enjoy, you feel less stressed and are better able to adapt to change. When you look at it this way, it’s easy to see how the act of cleaning improves your health, as well as how living in a cleaner space opens you up to cleaner living.

Cleaning hardly tops anyone’s idea of a fun time. In fact, many see it as a necessary evil. But if you make strides to change your perspective and your habits, you will start to see and feel the benefits of a clean home.

 

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Morning Flush – Cleanse


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Green Juice Recipes


After writing about “The Gerson Therapy” and my “Four Day Juice Fast” I have researched and complied a good deal of juice recipes that I would like to share with you…

Since my fast I am still off caffeine… I prepare a vitamin C rich juice in the morning as my breakfast… I have no headaches, my skin is clear and clean… I feel healthy and well inside out… Invest in a juicer and take the first step in becoming a healthier you… you deserve it…

Whether you are sick, trying to lose weight, or just trying to stay healthy consider the following recipes to lighten your day and nourish your soul…

The Mean Green Juice should become a daily habit… it is rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants… Your cells will thank you.

Another important recipe if you were on the Gerson therapy for any degenerative disease… The Gerson juice, like any other green juice, helps you consume a wide variety of produce required for your daily intake… it promotes alkalinity and efficient elimination.

Who wouldn’t like to be like ‘Popeye the sailor man‘, strong, healthy and fit… incorporate this juice in your diet and you are on your way to being Popeye…

To add a little bit of sweetness to your green juice try the ‘Green Fruity Mix’ juice… coconut water hydrates and has high potassium and low sodium content shown to help lower high blood pressure. Strawberries has the ability to remove harmful toxin in the blood. It is also recommended for sluggish liver, gout, rheumatism, constipation, high blood pressure, and even skin cancer… and these are just two of the ingredients in this healthy hearty juice mix…

These are some of the many many juice recipes I have in store to share with you… stay tuned for more…

— Rasha Nasser Khalil