Creating a Healing Environment at Home
Creating a healing environment is one of Dr. Sandison’s favorite things to do. It is important and rewarding to design a comfortable and warm space — a place for you to enjoy and be free of unnecessary toxins. Keeping toxins out of your environment and body can often be difficult, and we want to help.
The first goal of environmental medicine, where toxicity exists, is to stop the exposure. Toxins are one of the key underlying causes of Alzheimer’s. The good news is that when you remove the toxins, you can start to heal your brain and reverse the symptoms of dementia.
How to create a healing environment at home, and remove unnecessary toxins:
Home: You will want to take inventory of each room in your house by creating awareness of products and items that could be toxic to your environment. One place to start is looking at the products you use to clean your home. There are many natural non-toxic alternatives out there these days, so making the switch to products that are non-toxic to clean your house is relatively easy, and a good place to start.
A few of our favorite brands are:
- Branch Basics
- Dr. Bronner’s
Body: Next, look at products you use that are close to your skin. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it’s permeable. So you want to make sure the products you are applying to your skin are non-toxic. These products would consist of things such as soaps, toothpaste, deodorants, lotions, and fragrances. That also goes for bedding products and laundry detergents. It is best to get organic sheets to sleep on, and to use clean, unscented detergent.
The quality of air in your home is as important as the products in your home. Make sure your home is thoroughly tested for mold. These toxins can directly affect cognitive function, so removing any exposures to mold is essential.
Adding quality air filters can purify your home of environmental toxins — like pollution — that are beyond our control. These will remove any impurities such as dust, pet dander, or bacteria in the air. You will want to make sure to regularly check and replace the consumable parts and filters.
Storage and cookware are other places where toxins can hide in your kitchen. It is critical to avoid using plastic when storing foods. Glass jars are a better alternative to store your food in, and better for the environment as well. The cookware you use can contain harmful chemicals. It is always a good idea to use cast iron skillets or stainless steel whenever possible. They also perform well and will last a lifetime.
We know implementing the Bredesen protocol can be overwhelming, so we created a Marama At Home Caregiver Training that makes your journey easier, and makes the recommendations in the Bredesen protocol more accessible. You will learn all the tools we used to create Marama and how to bring it into your own home. Learn more about Marama at Home here: (CLICK)
Dr. Sandison also offers a platinum experience in which she can come to your home and create Marama at Home for you! Give us a call at (760) 385-8683 if you would like to learn more.