You’ve probably already heard about polyvinyl chloride polymer, also known as PVC because it’s the third most common type of plastic. Although this type of plastic may be fine for some uses, such as in sewage pipes, it can be dangerous if we are exposed to it around the house. Shower curtains contain PVC and other toxic compounds that may be released while you shower.
These toxins can affect the reproductive and respiratory system and can cause cancer. This is why it’s important to check what your bathroom curtain is made of, and if it contains this dangerous plastic, you should choose healthy alternatives such as natural cotton or curtains that contain EVA. Also, don’t hesitate to check your children’s plastic toys and plastic containers in your home to make sure they don’t contain PVC.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.