Yes, it’s bubbly and we like the taste and smell of it. But contrary to the popular beliefs, we do not need toothpaste for healthy teeth. It has been simply engraved into our brains through marketing, that it’s a necessary part of brushing your teeth.
The fact is, the best way to remove plaque is through brushing it with a toothbrush and simply flossing your teeth. Toothpaste is not soap and does next to nothing for your teeth’s health.
But what about fluoride? Through recent research we have learned that fluoride is NOT good for your health.
According to fluoridealert.org:
- It is now well established that fluoride is not an essential nutrient. This means that no human disease – including tooth decay – will result from a “deficiency” of fluoride. Fluoridating water supplies is therefore different than adding iodine to salt. Unlike fluoride, iodine is an essential nutrient (the body needs iodine to ensure the proper functioning of the thyroid gland). No such necessity exists for fluoride.”
- 40% of American teenagers havediscolored teeth caused by fluoride.
So neither fluoride or toothpaste is necessary to have healthy and shiny teeth. If you still prefer to use tooth paste, use one that is fluoride free and natural.
Water is essential to our existence and survival. But let’s focus on bottled water. Bottled water has been known as one of the biggest scams ever on earth. Bottled water is a $8 billion dollar industry in the United States alone.
Brands like Aquafina and Dasani, and most companies for that matter, simple bottle tap water. While there is nothing wrong with tap water, since it’s quite clean (besides the fluoridation), but it’s not worth paying 1000% or more extra for the packaging.
Consider this, according to FastCompany:
- We pitch into landfills 38 billion water bottles a year–in excess of $1 billion worth of plastic.
- 24% of the bottled water we buy is tap water repackaged by Coke and Pepsi.
- If the water we use at home cost what even cheap bottled water costs, our monthly water bills would run $9,000.
- Fiji Water produces more than a million bottles a day, while more than half the people in Fiji do not have reliable drinking water.
Overall, bottled water produces a HUGE waste of plastic. It is an unnecessary luxury. Save some money and get a BPA-free stainless steel bottle and refill it with filtered tap water. You’ll be saving the environment as well, as it takes over 450 years for one plastic bottle to decompose!
3. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
We have migrated from the agricultural era into an industrial one. We purchase all of our food from the store. Sometimes the food that you buy travels from across the world and you are led to believe that it’s homegrown and organic. Not only foods that be contaminated through the long transportation process, it’s also a big concern for the environment. Think of all the trucks and even planes that haul these loads.
So what’s the solution? No, you don’t need to become a farmer. But it’s okay to grow some vegetables and fruits at home. It’s easy! Growing your own food means you know what’s in it, and how it was grown. It also means you are independent of the food industry and the economy.Your survival doesn’t depend on you being able to afford food. You can grow vegetables and fruits at a very minimal cost, while putting in very little time.
You can make your gardens as simple as this:
If you have some ideas or questions, just post in the comments section, and I’m sure someone will help you out!