Are Household Cleaners Making You Fat?

“Does this tile cleaner make my butt look big?” You probably aren’t asking yourself this question but you should be. The toxic chemicals lurking in your household cleaning products may be throwing your hormones out of balance and causing you to gain weight.

From the second we’re born, our bodies accumulate toxins from our air, water, food and medications. Even the fun stuff like alcohol, perfume and make up wreak havoc on our bodies. But the toxic chemicals in traditional cleaning products are particularly dangerous to our systems.

Traditional laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, glass cleaner and air fresheners are loaded with toxic chemicals such as phosphates, parabens, NPEs and BPAs. And as we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to flush these toxins from our system. When we can’t flush them, we store them.

Storing toxins in our bodies can cause a litany of ill health affects, one of which is hormone imbalance. The toxins in traditional cleaning products can cause a hormonal imbalance because they mimic the estrogen your body naturally produces. Your body, unable to decipher the difference between natural and synthetic estrogen, stores the synthetic, toxic “estrogen,” which throws your hormonal system into a tailspin.

Hormones play a vital role in many aspects of your health, including fat storage and weight gain. So when your hormones are out of balance, you are left feeling tired, irritable and packing on the dreaded five to ten pounds that you can’t ever seem to lose.

So what’s the solution?

We are accosted by toxins every day, most of which we can’t limit or control. But you can avoid the toxins found in everyday cleaners by using all natural products. I know what you’re thinking – they don’t clean as well; they’re expensive; you have to drive all over town to get them.But you will thank yourself later!

It’s a no brainer. You can be healthier, stay thinner, and be kinder to your body all for less money. And, you’ll have some extra time on your hands since you won’t be running all over town buying your cleaning products.

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