If you didn’t catch from the title I am a nurse. I have been for about a year now. I have been working in hospitals for about three. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I love what I do. It fulfills me on many levels. However, many times I do feel an inner battle between my medical self and my natural-living self.
Every day I come in contact with chemicals at my job. There is no avoiding it. The hospital is full of so many super-bugs that Castile soap just won’t kill. We use bleach and products full of carcinogens with warning labels a mile long. I use hand sanitizer about 200 times a day on top of washing my hands countless times. At work I am ok with these things. I just don’t take it home.
My scrubs come home and come right off into their separate laundry basket. They will get washed with natural soap. I shower with pain Castile soap and moisturize with whatever organic oil I am loving at that moment. I continue all my time at home living my non-toxic life.
( I do have an exception for bleach only when my family has a stomach bug because nothing else, except bleach, will kill some of those bug)
It’s not always easy. Knowing all day how bad so many of these things are for my health but having to continue to use them. I also know that life is all about balance. I do not spend most of my time at work. The majority of my time will be spent living my life how I like to live it. You would also be surprised how many health care professionals, especially younger ones, care about non-toxic and holistic living.
We thrive off of evidence as a medical community. There is overwhelming scientific evidence supporting cutting chemicals from out lives, and all the health benefits it can have.
There is also something else we see as medical professionals. Living, breathing, human representations of what can happen when you don’t take care of your body, what all of these chemicals and processed food can do. I guarantee that if you spend enough time in the hospital you can easily tell the difference between people who did and did not take care of their bodies over the course of their life. It is part of the reason I am so passionate about this natural living journey. Every single day I go to work I am reminded as why I started in the first place.
I believe whole heartedly in the work that we do as medical professionals. Many people would not be alive without the innovations and medicines we supply. However we place too much emphasis about treating patients after they are already sick and not enough about preventing them from getting sick in the first place.
My hope for this blog is that if only one person will change one habit in their life, or switch one product and that prevents them from getting sick then I have done my job.
Would you like to know more about my life as a nurse?
~Millennial Green Girl