Hi and Welcome to Chemical Free Gal, previously Mom’s Mold Resources.
This site and everything here is a result of my love for family and health and my desire to help others find answers. Prior to starting this site, I ran several international blogs on health and wellness with subscribers in over 200 countries. I also formulated herbal products and chemical-free products for my family, created recipes, and taught classes online and in my local community. This all stopped as my health spiraled downwards. If you’d like to hear a little about my story check out this podcast.
Being sick and having life turned upside down has been hard but it has taught me so much more that I can now share with my loved ones and those around me.
What are you passionate about? Tell us a bit more about yourself.
My passion for health and helping people started when I was a little girl. I always enjoyed making teas, working with plants, cooking, planting, harvesting, and being covered in dirt, lol.
I’m passionate about sharing God’s love with others, healthy food, herbal medicine, eradicating chemicals in our homes and environments, air quality, autism, sustainable living, holistic medicine, and the effects that mold, chemicals, and other biotoxins have on human health.
I am a fun-loving wife and mom and a fighter of a few chronic illnesses that walked into my life unexpectedly after my prolonged exposure to various environmental toxins including toxic mold. Although I still struggle with my health, it is a great pleasure for me to share what I know with others, to encourage them and teach others about healthy living habits.
Both before and after becoming sick and for over a decade I have passionately taught many people about the benefits of eating organic and living foods. I have been a personal chef and healthy food advocate to people in my local and online community and have developed over 100 recipes for various dietary protocols including Paleo, GAPS, AIP, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Doug Kaufman Antifungal Diet and a few others.
I truly believe that a balanced diet can be designed to help heal the body from whatever ailments are present. Food can be a powerful medicine or an equally powerful poison.
Why do you care about environmental toxins and chemicals?
Because my health was so severely affected by toxic mold and other contaminants, I am passionate about sharing my story, research and hope with others. As a result of my prolonged exposure (8 years) to various indoor air contaminants and chemicals, I developed ME/CFS, TILT. and was diagnosed with autonomic nervous system damage, Aspergillosis, Vasomotor Rhinitis, POTS, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and a few other health issues that affect multiple systems in my body including my respiratory, endocrine, immune and nervous systems. Symptoms during the years I was working in the building that made me sick were completely disabling and impacted every single aspect of my life.
This is one of the reasons I am actively involved in teaching others about toxic mold, chemicals, and VOCs and how these toxins can affect our health. Sadly there are not enough people speaking out about the effects of chemicals and other environmental toxins on human health.
Do you offer any classes and if so what are they? Also, did your childhood influence what you are passionate about today?
I used to offer different classes and host talks on a yearly basis but I had to stop due to my health and family dynamics. I do however lead and support various private groups and offer online consultations. My hope is that little by little I will eventually not be so reactive to mold and chemicals and I will be able to resume all of my classes and hosting of events as I did for so many years. As I continue to practice mold and chemical avoidance year after year I am hopeful that one day I will be well enough to do most of the things I did before mold annihilated me.
My classes can range from teaching people how to prepare Paleo meals, to Vegan meal preparations to learning about harmful things in their environment to learning about the art of herbal medicine making and so much more. I believe that once people are armed with the proper information they can make wiser choices to improve their overall wellness. My motto is that we should live our life every day as a gift and then give that gift away every day.
My passion for health is my gift to you via this blog.
My commitment to health is of utmost importance, so when teaching others to craft herbal recipes, cook healthy meals, or when I teach about following a chemical-free lifestyle, I do not use or recommend things containing: petrochemicals, sodium lauryl sulfate, formaldehyde, mineral oils, parabens, PABA, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, hormones, steroids, hydrogenated oils, processed ingredients, synthetic fillers, etc.
Creating nutritious meals in my kitchen and handcrafting quality nontoxic herbal creations using all that God blessed the earth with, and educating people is essential to me because I never forgot my days as a little girl cutting herbs and pulling up potatoes while walking barefoot in the garden. That little girl became one of the most important aspects of my mission. Why? Well because that little girl represents all of us in our quest for a healthier and safer life. She is one of the reasons why I do what I do.
That little girl can also be seen in the faces of thousands of poverty-stricken children around the world who die each day because of a lack of proper nutrition and knowledge of chemical contaminants in their water, food, and environment.
What do you desire to accomplish through this blog?
My desire is to equip people with lifesaving knowledge so that they can go out into the world and lead healthier happier lives and impact those who are suffering around them. If I can’t use my life experiences to help others then what is the point of going through hard times?
In my lifetime and the life of my extended family, I have seen and or encountered: cancer, arthritis, ADHD, asthma, allergies, M.E., PANS, Mold Illness, chronic infections, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, TILT/MCS, diverticulitis, back injuries, disability, high blood pressure, constipation, burns, eczema, psoriasis, chronic diaper rashes, parasites, depression, nursing, child-birth, multiple childhood illnesses, high fevers, severe chemical sensitivities, MCAS, hormonal issues, bad breath, anemia, bone loss, periodontal disease, and many other health issues.
As I have gone through life and dealt with various health issues in my family and extended family I have sought to learn as much as I can about them and use all that God created to aid us in recovery and prevention. I have spoken alongside pediatricians, holistic practitioners, and other health and wellness aficionados.
In our home, we follow a nutrient-dense, sugar-free, gluten, and sometimes a grain-free diet.
Who inspired you to learn about natural health and chemical-free living?
Sharing all the above with you would not be complete if I did not mention who was responsible for awakening my curiosity for natural remedies, cooking, organic foods, herbs, and chemical-free living.
That would be my dear Papi, my dad who is probably strolling in a heavenly vineyard or dancing with the angels. My dad was promoted to glory due to medical malpractice, but his love, and teachings are alive and etched in my heart. Dad, I know you would be proud!
It is definitely not easy, going through life-altering events like losing a loved one or battling with cancer. My life has been full of hard times, good times and suffering, but I have found that if we survive with grace and faith we can share with others what we learned and make the world a better place. That is what I strive to do with each class I teach, with each meal I cook, with each product I make and with each article I write.
This journey has not yet ended and each day we face new battles. As I move forward and try to heal I hope to share with my audience glimpses into my world and all of the knowledge I have acquired on the topic of environmental toxins, TILT/MCS, illnesses relating to toxic mold exposure, Neuro-Immune Diseases and everything else I did before my health declined.
Please be sure to check out our homepage for the latest posts and share them on your social media accounts. I can’t always write everything I would like to so please bear with me as I try my best to provide helpful posts and information to you.
Do you offer Phone and Email Support? (not available for 2020 – 2021)
Some people have asked for phone and email support because they need encouragement and guidance on their journey. A simple phone call and supporting emails can be all you need to get going.
Past phone and email consultations were available in the following areas:
-Paleo, Vegan, GAPS, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free. Gluten-Free and Doug Kaufman dietary protocols.
-How to practice chemical and mold avoidance in everyday living
-411 regarding mold at work, school, or home
-Chemical Intolerance for beginners
-Nontoxic cosmetic options and DIYs
-Fragrance-free household cleaning
-Product recommendations for a clean and healthy home
-Healthy meal planning, preparations, and healthy grocery shopping
-How to make a tincture, glycerite, salve, ointment, or herbal bath
-Resources for work and home environment accommodations for people dealing with TILT/MCS
I also offer personal concierge email consultations. These consultations can help you find seasoned practitioners in your area who specialize in treating patients affected by mold and or help find products and services for those who are chemically sensitive.
Pricing: Educational phone consults are $100 for an hour. Email consultations are $75 per email.
Podemos hacer consultas en espanol tambien.
Spanish consultations are available, just mention it in your request. For more information on classes, consultations, and pricing please contact me below.
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Please note, Chemical Free Gal is not able to respond to emails with health questions or general questions. Please only submit a comment below if you are interested in purchasing supporting emails and or phone calls.
We run a tight ship and have many responsibilities with our children, jobs, and family in addition to running this site and hosting various support groups.
Thank you for understanding!
If you have a question that needs an answer please use the search bar to the right of this page and type in a word or phrase to find an article that may answer your question. This site houses several hundred posts so you are bound to find what you are looking for if you search for it.
Thanks and God bless you!
Check out some of my reviews from the past 14 years below.
Victoria R, Italy
CFG has taught me so many things over the years. I was privileged to participate in several of the talks she gave at a few local events and she is so dynamic. She thinks outside of the box and really helps you understand what may be happening in your environment. She helped me rid my home from chemicals and switch to non-toxic solutions. Her educational consultations are highly recommended.
Christa U, USA
Chemical Free Gal is so sweet, compassionate, and kind, and she is ready with tons of information on mold illness and MCS.
Dr. Colon, board-certified pediatrician, USA
Her passion for health and quality really shines through in all that she does e.g. products. I have truly enjoyed witnessing how her love for providing wellness for her own family has just been so generously shared with those outside the immediate circle. I have seen first-hand her dedication to only providing for her family the best natural remedies and seeing how this commitment has paid off in her own children’s and husband’s good health. To see her branch out and officially start sharing all her expertise, I feel, is a gift for the rest of us. This website and products are a result of love for family and wellness. Thank you for letting the rest of us reap the benefits of your efforts!!!
Judy L, USA
Chemical Free Gal is very intuitive in her knowledge and recommendations. She helped me get back on my feet when I was injured by contrast dye a few years back. I was not sure I would ever recover, but with her help, I have. She is the most holistically medically knowledgeable person I have been fortunate enough to speak to. Rest assured she will be concerned with your situation and/or condition as if though you were her own family.
Heather W, USA
For the 2-3 years I’ve followed her, Chemical Free Gal has been on a tireless journey of wellness for herself and others. Informative and compassionate, she’s a great resource for anyone affected by toxicity from mold, chemicals, and the environment.
Sabryna C, USA
I met her through a friend who gave me her phone number. I was having severe stomach issues for months, which resulted in suffering from depression and anxiety. I set up an educational consultation on a day I could not even get out of bed, depressed and not knowing where else to turn. Never having met her personally, she prayed with me and spent over 2 hours talking to me passionately on how to change my diet and how to check my environment and gave me ideas on where to start to make the big change to organic.
I was overwhelmed with so much information and hearing how much she knew about what I was feeling and what she believed were the causes. She even told me she would walk with me in Wholefoods and guide me on what to look for on labels and what not to consume. She also gave me names of what vitamins and pro-biotics I could speak to my doctor about for bettering my health. I started my baby steps towards the big change and now I can say my household is 100% organic food. We eat healthier and feel so much better. It’s true what she said, “you are what you eat”.
One thing is for sure, unhealthy foods, processed or high fructose corn syrup, do cause depression, anxiety and health problems. I went to my doctor the other day for a checkup and everyone there was so happy to see me much healthier. When I was sick I was at the doctor’s office 1 to 2 times a week. It sure put a strain in my financial life, now I put more effort into buying healthy food’s that will keep me away from the doc’s office. Thank you CFG for all you have done for me. God Bless your passionate heart and keep doing what you do always.
Marcie V, USA
This page is full with great information.
I have the pleasure learn many things from this wonderful Gal. My life and the life of my family had improved immensely since I start changing my habits.
It is amazing how environment can affect your quality of life.
Thank you Chemical free Gal for giving us the information that we need to make educated decisions.
Love this page. Please come read and educate yourselves. We only have one life let’s try to live it the healthiest way possible.
Thank you again for all the info. Best page I ever find.
Kerri K, USA
Chemical Free Gal has been an awesome source of information and support for my journey with chronic health issues. Love her blogs and articles!!
Laurie with E.P.A.R. Ministries
She’s a walking encyclopedia with a heart!
To be honest, I don’t know how she does it! Her children, a husband, this blog, her natural health, environment & herbal researching, speaking engagements and caring for others besides her family…in addition to a full-time job in ministry makes me want to ask her…”What tea are you drinking…I’ll have what you’re having!” I’m tired just thinking about it! “Chica, do you have a tea that will energize and motivate me too?” I’m sure by Monday morning before work she will deliver a sample of something to my desk and the joy of the Lord will be all over her!
And therein lays the rub. No pun intended but if you have an ailment, a health challenge or just want to get healthy, she will have the answer…or if she doesn’t…she will help you find the answer.
Her driving force is to create an awareness of the reality and origin of our food sources and to arm us with information so we can make educated decisions for ourselves and especially for our children.
Hearing her speak motivates me to read more labels, research ingredients and instills a desire in me to take better care of myself. When I feel better I treat others better…then I can pass it on and together we can be better…feel better for our families, the workplace and do better ministry for the glory of God! Love you…
Tracy, Brisbane Australia
I stumbled on to your blog as I was looking for ways to improve my digestion, and after reading about you I feel compelled to email you and say how deeply touched I am by what you write especially by “living life as a gift then giving that gift away everyday” profoundly moves me and inspires me.
Also for your generosity in sharing of yourself and what you have learned along the way. As I read I can feel the divine connection you have with God, it moves through the words with such beautiful grace. Thank you Much Love n Laughter
Kay M, USA
Very knowledgeable on a variety of topics concerning Environmental Toxins, health and wellness, non-toxic living and more. She has helped me through the process of removing toxic products from my home.
Her blog is a powerhouse of information.