Detoxifying Your Laundry Room

If you have been using conventional laundry care products that contain toxic chemicals, it is highly likely that the air quality in your home is being affected. Decontaminating these chemicals from your laundry room is a big step in improving your entire home’s air quality. The toxic volatiles incorporate into the surfaces that they come in contact with. In some instances, the minute you walk into a laundry room, you immediately …

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Food as Medicine

  The Food We Eat is Foundational to Health Healthy eating is not about strict limitations. It is about eating a wide variety of real food, feeling good and having a lot of energy. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) is nutrient-depleted, acid-forming, and laden with sugar and additives. In a land of plenty, we […]

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Addicted to Dryer Sheets? 12 Toxic Chemicals In Dryer Sheets & Fabric Softeners That Will Make You Break the Habit

Addicted to Dryer Sheets? Branch Basics 12 Reasons to Ditch Your Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softeners

Did you know this article is part of a series on Detoxing Your Laundry? If you’d like to read along, please check out the other articles from the series: Do You Know What’s In Your Detergent? Why Use Branch Basics for Laundry? The Importance of a Nontoxic Detergent Nontoxic Laundry Instructions Stainmaster Guide: Treat Stains […]

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Do You Have Enough HCL (Stomach Acid)?

Branch Basics | HCL for Stomach Acid

Healthy people with strong digestive function do not need more HCL (stomach acid). Unfortunately, in today’s world of high stress, fast and processed foods, antibiotic use, prescription, and over the counter drug side effects, many people have a deficient supply of HCL. Strong, healthy digestive function plays a foundational role in determining a person’s state of wellbeing and health.

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Can We Finally Ditch Teflon & Its Cousins?

Can We Finally Ditch Teflon and Its Cousins Branch Basics PFAS

Non-Stick, Stain-Resistant & Water-Repellent: Chemicals of Convenience Aren’t Worth the Cost “Better things for better living — through chemistry.”  This popular DuPont slogan solicited customers  from the 1940s to the 1980s.  But today, some chemicals, such as PFASs, developed by DuPont and other companies during that era are showing how “better living” comes at a […]

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Have Nonstick Cookware? What To Do Until You Can Replace It

Branch Basics | What to do with your nonstick cookware until you can replace it.

Harmful to Humans, Deadly to Birds Avoid Nonstick Cookware Within a few minutes of being heated on a stove, a nonstick, Teflon pan begins offgassing harmful chemicals. An example of the hazards of Teflon and other nonstick chemicals is the sudden death of pet birds exposed to heating cookware made with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), […]

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