The recommendations we give are not meant to restrict or interfere with your lifestyle. They are, in fact, steps that will improve the quality of your life by reducing and preventing symptoms due to poor indoor air quality. Creating a healthy home or workplace can save money that might later be spent on doctor visits, medication and missed workdays. Creating a healthy work and living area …
Some people say that they seem to get sick after going on a vacation or on a trip. There can be many reasons for this especially if the travel involves riding on an airplane. Airline travel presents the body with a myriad of stressors that can be prepared for. For example a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Health Research states that you might be 100 times more likely to catch a cold or flu …
Reduce Chemical Exposure in the Home. Remove the following from sinks, drawers, cabinets, closets, and garage: all pesticides and herbicides, all toxic cleaning products*, all personal hygiene and beauty products that contain toxic ingredients. Examples: nail polish, nail polish remover, shaving creams, shoe polish, deodorants, makeup, scented soaps, lotions, perfumes, etc.
When you travel there are some steps you can take to make sure that your exposure to the chemicals in the mattress, bedding, and carpet is reduced. This is essential for the chemically sensitive and the steps below can make it possible for travel. The following options give you a range of protection. Possible Materials Used. Barrier Cloth Sleepsack from Janices (www.janices.com: 1-800-526-4237).
So we eat our fruits and vegetables, drink eight glasses of water a day, and take our vitamins. Unfortunately, in today’s world this is not enough! Even if we feel like we’re healthy with no complaints, our exposure to toxins and electromagnetic stress in the home and/or workplace along with eating a sub-optimal diet can […]
Few people realize that the average American indoor environment is 2 to 200 times more polluted than the outdoor air. In fact, in a report to Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that the worst air pollution in our nation is right inside our own homes and workplaces and that 50% of all illness […]
If you are extremely chemically sensitive, then it is very important that you realize how essential it is for you to thoroughly pay attention to your diet and the environment that you live in. For the fastest and most complete recovery you should eat only organic whole foods (eliminate all processed/chemicalized food) AND you should do everything possible to eliminate your exposures to plastics, VOC’s, SVOC’s, certain molds, …
Reducing chemical exposure takes a load off the body’s detoxification system. Removing this immune stress increases the body’s capacity for handling unexpected exposures to chemicals, increases the body’s ability to handle natural pollens, dust and mold, increases the body’s resistance to viruses and bacterial infection, and frees the body to use its energy to heal if there is illness.
Most conventional cleaners are made with hazardous ingredients and are labeled with the signal words CAUTION, WARNING, or DANGER. Some are even labeled as HAZARDOUS WASTE meaning they must be disposed of at a permitted hazardous waste management facility and can cause injury if handled improperly; they pose a threat not only to people but […]
When we give workshops and do healthy-home consultations, we emphasize the importance of adding nutrient-dense greens and good oils to your family’s diet. We also encourage moms to cut steer clear of sugar – especially artificial sweeteners. But there’s a whole other food subject that needs to be addressed. Perhaps the biggest no-no’s of […]
The successful management of the kitchen through organization is essential. This will streamline meal preparation, encourage the use of whole fresh foods, and will facilitate variety in the meals with less time and effort. Make Room: The first step is to clean out your refrigerator. Make a shopping list for a weekly trip to the store. Make room for organization of newly bought items.
Medical testing that involves exposure to radiation (both ionizing and non ionizing) presents the body with a stress that can be prepared for. Susceptibility to infection and a weakened immune response is intensified by this concentrated exposure to various electromagnetic fields. Taking a precautionary approach to strengthen and help the body withstand these medical tests is a smart thing to do …
Soaking or sprouting beans (any plant that grows seeds in a pod such as peas and beans) before cooking makes them more digestible and initiates the sprouting process. The sprouting process neutralizes enzyme inhibitors and removes phytates (phytic acid), which block the absorption of minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, etc., and most of all zinc, in the intestinal tract. These minerals …
The stickers that appear on almost all fruits contain codes for the check-out clerk, but they also contain information that you should know. The numbers on the stickers can tell you how the fruit was grown, and frequently, the country of origin of the fruit. This is helpful to know when you are trying to select organic and non-GMO produce or to avoid fruits grown in countries where the pesticide regulations are…
Haven’t you all kind of wondered what goes on inside your body after you eat a meal and wish you could see it? Call me weird, but I do all the time! Well, thanks to Stefani Bardin, a fellow with TEDxManhattan, and gastroenterologist Dr. Braden Kuo at Harvard University we can get a glimpse at […]
http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/04/06/media-ama-change-sides-on-cell-phone-use/ In a culture where people cradle their cellphones next to their heads with the same constancy and affection that toddlers hold their security blankets, it was unsettling last month when a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that doing so could alter brain activity.The report said it was unclear whether […]
It would be the understatement of the century to say we’re excited about the article written in May’s edition of GLAMOUR magazine, The New Toxic Threats to Women’s Health. A nationally-renown women’s beauty magazine talking about everyday chemicals (even those found in beauty products) and their link to sickness, disease and weight gain!? I’d […]
Just last week we wrote a post on chemicals related to weight gain. Just two days later, Dr. Oz featured a show called “Obesogens: The Chemicals You’re Eating that Make You Fat”. The word is getting out! These obesogens, or endocrine-disruptors, are chemicals found in our food (pesticide, added hormones, etc.) and home (non-stick […]
PERSPECTIVE AND AWARENESS WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN YEARS AGO Perspective on any topic is based on an understanding of the available information that pertains to the subject. My goal is to make information that impacts your health available, increase your awareness/knowledge, broaden your horizons – to bring you into the freedom of health […]
If you plan to eat your fruits and vegetables raw or use them for juicing, it is important to give them a good clean to help rid them of poisonous sprays, heavy metals, and microorganisms. Produce often has molds, fungi and parasites on it so a good soak with Branch Basics and Grapefruit Seed Extract can […]