Hi and Welcome to Chemical Free Gal, previously Moms 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.
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 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 mycotoxins 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. Although I am not 100% well and I struggle daily 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 to various indoor air contaminants and chemicals, I developed a mild case of ME/CFS and TILT. Since becoming sick I’ve also dealt 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 can be completely disabling at times and have affected every single aspect of my life.
This is one of the reasons I am actively involved in teaching others about toxic mold, chemicals and VOC’s 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 many different classes and do talks on a yearly basis but I had to stop due to my chemical intolerances, M.E., and other health complications. I do however lead and support various private groups and offer online consultations. My hope is that I will be healed one day and when that happens, I plan to resume all classes and hosting of events as I did for so many years.
My classes can range from teaching people how to prepare Paleo meals, to Vegan meal preparations to learning 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 and synthetic fillers.
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., mold illness, chronic infections, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, 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. Because I am sick 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.
Knowledge is power and the more people we share our story with, the more people will be helped!
Do you offer Phone and Email Support?
Some people have asked for phone and email support because they simply cannot make all the changes on their own and they need encouragement and guidance on their journey. A simple phone call and supporting emails can be all you need to get going.
At this time I am offering phone and email consultations in the following areas:
-Paleo, Vegan, GAPS, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free. Gluten-Free and Doug Kaufman dietary protocols.
-Avoidance of chemicals and Toxic Mold in housing and every day living
-Healthy Living and Clean Eating
-Chemical Intolerances for beginners
-Fragrance-free household and beauty products
-Product recommendations for a clean and healthy home
-Healthy meal preparations and healthy grocery shopping
-Herbal remedies and supplement education
-Resources for work and home environment for people dealing with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – Chemical Sensitivities – Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance.
For those who require more assistance, I can also set up three 30 minute phone calls and two supporting emails per week.
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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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!
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Thanks and God bless you!