How Cleaning Your Environment Can Save Your Life: Women’s Edition

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Happy Women’s Day! While we celebrate the women in our lives today, it’s important to shed light on some of the health challenges unique to the female gender. Today we are expanding on the environmental stressors that affect only one half of the world’s population and how they can be remedied.

WOMEN’S CARE PRODUCTS

Bras and menstrual supplies (including tampons, pads, and menstrual cups) are the two main product categories used exclusively by those with female anatomy. Sadly, these “essentials” are often wreaking havoc on the body, for different reasons.

BRAS

Restrictive and tight bras cut off proper circulation. They make it harder to take full, deep breaths, and impede the digestive and lymphatic systems. This often leads to uncomfortable bloating and increased stress levels. Underwire bras are the worst offenders!

Wearing a tight bra throughout the course of one’s life disrupts the body’s detoxification processes and can lead to movement disorders because of the fascial constriction around the midsection. Breast cancer is also more likely in those who wear bras.

For some, bras provide support and reduce back pain, and going without one is not feasible (especially during athletic activity.) Cultural expectations are also a factor. Some women fear harassment or judgment if they don’t wear these undergarments.

Women who don’t want to forgo the back support their bras provide still have the option to mitigate harm on their bodies. An unlined bra compresses the fascia less than one with underwire or push-up inserts.

Those who don’t want to burn their bras for aesthetic reasons can switch to “sticky cups”, which sit on top of the chest with no band or straps.

Still, the best solution and health decision is to simply not wear a bra.

MENSTRUAL CARE

There are many period products out there- pads, tampons, menstrual cups, and so on. Buying an organic version of these is the best decision for female anatomies.

Almost all period products on the market contain toxic compounds and known biological disruptors unless they are explicitly formulated and promoted otherwise. The vagina is one of the most absorbent regions of the body, so any bleach or trace chemicals found in pads and tampons are delivered directly into the bloodstream.

This is concerning because of the long list of problems women are facing:

  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids
  • PMS
  • Irregular periods
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Cervical cancer

The cause and exacerbation of many common women’s issues have a proven link to the ingredients found in our most intimate care supplies. That’s why taking measure to protect your genitalia form exposure to toxic chemicals is absolutely critical!

Here’s a list of ingredients to watch out for:

  • Glyphosate
  • Parabens
  • BPA’s
  • Polyester
  • Fragrance
  • Chlorine
  • Bleach
  • Formaldehyde

HOW TO COMBAT THE EFFECTS OF TOXIC EXPOSURE AND RESTORE YOUR HEALTH

The first step is to replace all of your period products with an organic version. It’s hard to correct the symptoms of toxicity while still being immersed in it.

Getting the proper supplementation to replenish yourself is also key. Human Garage’s Fascial Flow™ formula contains sea moss, which is known to contain vitamins and minerals that can fortify the female reproductive system. Sea moss also balances the thyroid gland, which is especially important for women, who are more likely to suffer from thyroid imbalance than men.

Omega-3’s and probiotics are also foundational to a well regulated reproductive system.

FASCIAL MANEUVERS

There are several fascial maneuvers that can address the biological challenges women are facing today.

  1. Organ Reset: Jump start your bodily functions with the Organ Reset. The bladder, ileocecal valve, and large intestine maneuvers in particular can help stretch the fascia around your internal sex organs.
  2. Psoas Release: Again, stretching the fascia around your womb and ovaries is important!
  3. Thyroid: If you deal with any of the health issues discussed in this article, it’s almost certain you have a hormonal imbalance. Attending to your thyroid daily will assist your body in regaining balance.
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