You’d think I’d be online attempting to find health insurance on this first day of the Health Insurance Marketplace, but I understand there are so many people online and on the phones right now that it probably would be more sensible to wait a bit.
I have been online however. I haven’t read one blog today, which is very unusual since it’s close to 4 p.m. But I’m on a mission. A mission to educate myself and live a healthier lifestyle.
Yesterday my appointment with the doctor at OU was cancelled. He isn’t going to be in today. They tried to get me to take an October 14 appointment, but I was adamant that I really needed to see someone with this asthma flare-up much, much sooner. I finally secured (I hope) an appointment with a nurse practitioner for Thursday afternoon. Sheesh!
So here is what I have decided. I am going to research everything I can find on “living (and breathing!) a greener lifestyle.
I have been reading all manner of articles on the health benefits of essential oils, for instance. Not fragrance oils, essential oils. I will be throwing that can of air freshener in the trash. That is one thing I will be checking into.
I now know I must get rid of my beloved candles. They are toxic to my breathing. Say it ain’t so! Yes, it’s so. From the paraffin to the wick to the smoke to the soot. Bad.
So then I started checking out the soy candles. Better, but not best.
Beeswax. But they are expensive. So I will probably be attempting to learn to make them myself.
Here are the benefits of beeswax candles:
So, what is beeswax?
Beeswax is a 100% natural, healthy, non-toxic wax
produced by bees to make their hives after having pollinated millions of
flowers over their life. Thus the natural goodness of flora that the
bees put together over a lifetime is what makes up beeswax. Bees
pollinate flowers. A bee uses this pollen secured from flowers and
combined with its own secretions to make wax. This wax is used to then
cover the honey comb.
Choose Beeswax Candles and *Bee Cool*?
Burning a beeswax candle is actually healthy for your home. It cleanses the air since it emits negative ions upon burning. It burns without producing fumes. It is completely non-toxic
and it has a soothing subtle scent of honey that is pleasing to the
senses. Beeswax candles help in preventing allergies caused by the smoke
of regular candles.
100% beeswax candles are a natural remedy to allergy, sinus, and asthma relief. People
with allergies, sinus problems, and asthma have reported improvement in
their symptoms, breathing better and sleeping better after burning the
100 percent beeswax candles in their bedrooms for three to four hours
So now I glance around the room at my pretty candles and sigh. They’ve got to go. Or at least not be lit.
Here I’ve been forced inside for weeks due to the allergens in the air outside, and there are so many toxins inside. Tulsa, Oklahoma is rated #15 in the list of worst places to live as an asthmatic, so I’ve got to figure out a way to make my life better so I can breathe easier.
Do you want to know the top 10 worst cities for asthmatics? Go here for the complete 2013 rundown:
I will be getting rid of the toxic household cleaners in my home. And whatever else makes you sick.
I want to learn how to live healthier, and not need so many healthcare visits period.
I promise to share all this information here as I learn. We can learn together and you can add your tips and knowledge in the comments.
Here is my tip of the day. A simple way to deal with a child’s cold. Read this.
I’m back to reading and researching…
For you book club readers, this is October’s read. I’ve started it and it drew me in immediately…