New Year Home Cleanse Step 2: REMOVE

By Marilee Nelson |

New Year Home Cleanse Step 2: REMOVE

If you do no other step, do this one. Crucial to the entire process is the complete removal of toxic cleaning products and pesticides. If you decide instead to store them away somewhere “just in case”, or "see if it really affects me", you are allowing dangerous chemicals and toxic pesticides to linger in your home and continue to be a detriment to the health of all those you live with. The presence of these products, even in small amounts, prevents the creation of a truly healthy home, hindering the ability for the body to maintain health and/or heal. After reading all the labels, remove ALL pesticides and cleaning products that have toxic red flags from the home and garage (if it’s attached). Note: If you have products you are not ready to part with, ideally keep them in an outdoor storage closet or detached garage. Or, if necessary, keep them in a sealed, airtight container in the garage.


You may need to make a few sweeps of your home. Although removing purchased items can be difficult, keep in mind your immune system will continue to be under siege if these products are not taken out of your house, because the chemicals escape through even sealed lids.


Just the simple act of removal improves the air quality and takes a tremendous load off the body’s detoxification system, increasing its capacity for handling unexpected exposures to chemicals, natural pollens, dust and mold. It also strengthens the body’s resistance to viruses and bacterial infection, and frees the body to use its energy to rejuvenate and heal if there is illness.


Make this a game! This is an opportunity, not a stressor! Know that every single item you remove will result in an improvement in your home environment, and thus your family’s health.

You did it!

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Marilee Nelson

Marilee Nelson

Marilee Nelson is an Environmental Toxins expert who has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the chemically-sensitive and chronically-ill. She is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Certified Bau-Biologist and Bau-Biology Inspector and specializes in Food As Medicine. She has helped thousands of families and individuals identify, heal and recover from toxic exposures and is on a mission to revolutionize the way American families view their health.