Four easy ways to live healthier, save money, and help the environment

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by: Scott Morefield
Tags: save money, environment, tips

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(NaturalNews) As anyone who has shifted their paradigm and gone down the path of real, natural health in any area of their lives can attest, change not only can be difficult, but expensive as well. Sure, it's worth it long-term, but there is often a cost to every change we make, and it's not always money. Although there are always ways to make savvy purchases, buying organic is usually more expensive than conventional. The system has managed to attach social stigmas to those who wish to avoid or spread out vaccinations, eliminate fluoride from their water, or pursue natural healing methods in lieu of Big Medicine. The road to natural health, although well worth it, is often a lonely one, with long-term dividends that sometimes don't pay right away.

However, thankfully, some changes are easy. Some changes SAVE money right away. Some changes not only help the person making the change, but the environment as well. Get ready to investigate some money-saving lifestyle modifications you can make right now that will impact your life in a positive way AND benefit the world around you. They may not all be the most comfortable topics to write about, but each one is a change well worth exploring.

Here are four easy ways to live healthier, save money, and help the environment, all at the same time

1.) Install and use a bidet - This is one of the easiest, yet most rewarding, changes you can make. Not only are bidets more hygienic and less irritating, but they also save a ton of toilet paper. Bidets gently clean, removing harmful bacteria instead of spreading it around which could potentially lead to hemorrhoids and bladder and urinary tract infections. Further, the hands-free aspect reduces the risk of germs inadvertently spreading in other ways. Bidets save time, money, and effort, and do the 'job' better than toilet paper ever could, all for an easy install and under $100.

2.) Use a deodorant stone - The search for a natural deodorant that actually WORKS is a daunting challenge for anyone who has tried. Parabens, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, propylene glycol, and phthalates are all potentially toxic, cancer-causing ingredients found in conventional deodorants, but often the organic deodorants don't work as advertised. While deodorant stones do contain the questionable chemical compound alum, the choice between a long-lasting, environmentally friendly stone with one potentially questionable ingredient that actually keeps odors at bay versus the cornucopia of toxins in conventional deodorants is a pretty easy one to make.

3.) Filter your water - Avoid fluoride, arsenic, chlorine, lead, and other toxins by purchasing and using a reverse osmosis water filtration system. The fact that you will save money and won't be contributing water bottles to landfills or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a nice, added bonus.

4.) Ladies, use a feminine hygiene reusable cup - Disposable tampons are not only laced with dangerous chemicals, but they also cause dryness and leave fibers behind. The daily risk of 'toxic shock' is well known, but most women do not consider the long-term risk associated with internal exposure to chlorine dioxide, chemically processed rayon, GMO cotton, and other potentially dangerous chemicals and ingredients. Further, disposable feminine hygiene products contribute billions of units a year to our landfills and oceans. A reusable cup is safe, effective, and can last up to 10 years.

These are just a few examples of the potential lifestyle modifications those on the path to natural health have available to them, a few immediate, easy, and lasting changes that can be made that not only will make you feel better about your health, but the stewardship of your environment as well.

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Scott and his wife, Kim, live in East Tennessee with their four small children, all of whom make excellent fodder for their blog A Morefield Life (connect with them on Facebook and Twitter), where they also write about marriage, parenting, nutrition & recipes, healthy lifestyle, homesteading, and many other topics. In addition to Natural News, Scott's articles have appeared on WorldNetDaily, A Biblical Marriage, The Liberty Crier, Infowars, The Daily Sheeple, and many other websites.

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