Washing new clothes and the type of material can effect your health
Have you ever considered the strength of your immune system before going shopping for new clothes? Going to your Chiropractor for an immune boosting adjustment and stopping by the juice bar for a shot of wheatgrass may be as important as reading the latest fashion blog before shopping. Trying on and wearing new clothes may be exposing your body to a potential health crisis. Your internal resistance must be able to adapt to external stresses to stay healthy. Who ever thought new clothes could be one of those stresses?
New Clothes Toxicity and Health Stressors
New clothes, at both high and low end stores, may contain respiratory secretions, skin flora, fecal flora and yeast. Some of these bugs may cause traveler’s diarrhea, MRSA, salmonella, norovirus, yeast infections and streptococcus. Remember, many items may have been tried on by numerous people.
The clothes themselves may be made with health toxins including: Azo dyes, Phthalates, heavy metals, pesticides and allergenic dyes. Cotton is one of the dirtiest corps. Although 2 % of material is now cotton, 16% of the world’s insecticides are used on cotton. These insecticides may ended up on your skin and be inhaled by you.
What is a Shopper To Do?
First, wash your new clothes twice before wearing them. Although washing will reduce the bugs and toxins from the clothes, it will not get rid of all of them.
Second, consider buying organic cotton which is safe and non-toxic. The OEKEO-TEX Standard 100 Label insures clothes have been tested safe.
Stay in alignment and get regular check ups by your chiropractor to insure a properly functioning nervous system and high resistance to disease. Take in super foods like wheatgrass to give your immune system a nutrition edge to disease.