Why should you care about oxidative stress? Do Mycotoxins affect glutathione levels?

Have you lived or worked in a water damaged building? Did you know that mycotoxins and other contaminants can decrease the formation of glutathione? In this short video I’m discussing the following things: 1.How do low levels of glutathione impact our health? 2. Life begins in the cell. 3.What happens when we are exposed to toxic mold, pesticides, pollution and other toxins? 4.Why is glutathione … Continue reading Why should you care about oxidative stress? Do Mycotoxins affect glutathione levels?

New paper provides a link between common chemicals and ‘unexplained’ chronic illnesses

The press release below is shared with the permission of Dr. Claudia Miller. SAN ANTONIO – Could your new home with its fresh paint, carpet and cabinets, as well as pesticides used around the place, cause a range of illness due to chemical intolerance?A new paper provides a long-awaited link between exposures to common chemicals and so-called unexplained illnesses. It also for the first time … Continue reading New paper provides a link between common chemicals and ‘unexplained’ chronic illnesses

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Toxic Mold Exposure and Glutathione Depletion = Chronic Illness

I really enjoyed watching this video on how mycotoxins deplete our glutathione (GSH). This is one of the reasons why many of us mold injured people go on to develop chemical intolerances, mast cell issues, autoimmune and neuroimmune conditions. The video discusses how microphage function is compromised by low glutathione, how glutathione is responsible for protecting cell membranes, removing toxins and so much more. “The … Continue reading Toxic Mold Exposure and Glutathione Depletion = Chronic Illness

We Haven’t Felt This Energetic In Years – A Sweet Testimony & A Bit About Glutathione

I’m so happy when I can share good news and give hope. Today is one of those days. Many of you know that I’ve been struggling with my health ever since my prolonged toxic mold exposure in a sick building where I worked for eight years. Leaving that building and working on mold and chemical avoidance was and still is the most important thing that … Continue reading We Haven’t Felt This Energetic In Years – A Sweet Testimony & A Bit About Glutathione

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What Does It Mean To Be Masked & Unmasked in Regards to Fragrances & Toxic Mold

Hi friends. How often do you find that it is hard to express just how strong a friend or family member’s perfume is or how awful their fabric softener makes you feel? What does it mean when someone says that you are masked and unmasked? I dive into these topics and more my latest YouTube video.  I’m discussing: – How is a person masked and … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Masked & Unmasked in Regards to Fragrances & Toxic Mold

Mold Exposure, Leaky Gut & Food Intolerances Oh My!

Yesterday evening after work I was chatting with a few Instagram friends. I was asked a few questions on leaky gut, food intolerances, and toxic mold. Since I can’t always answer direct messages I decided to answer everyone’s questions via a video. If you’ve been exposed to toxic mold or you know someone who has been exposed to toxic mold, this is a video you’ll … Continue reading Mold Exposure, Leaky Gut & Food Intolerances Oh My!

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Wellness Practitioners Using Toxic Air Fresheners & Fragranced Products?

Can we all agree that medical facilities and wellness practitioners should stop using toxic air fresheners and fragranced products inside their offices? My husband was gifted some nutritional IVs by a sweet friend. Although I wanted to go with him and have an IV alongside him, I could not because overpowering signature scents are used throughout the facility. The owner of the IV facility purposefully … Continue reading Wellness Practitioners Using Toxic Air Fresheners & Fragranced Products?

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New Publications on fragranced product emissions, essential oils, exposures, and their effects on health by Anne Steinemann PhD.

Anne Steinemann PhD has just released some fantastic journal articles regarding fragranced product emissions, essential oils, exposures, and their effects on health. I’m sharing them below with her permission. Be sure to check them out and share them with others. (1) The Fragranced Products Phenomenon: Air Quality and Health, Science and Policy*Obtain a Copy of the Article   (2) Pandemic Products and Volatile Chemical EmissionsObtain a … Continue reading New Publications on fragranced product emissions, essential oils, exposures, and their effects on health by Anne Steinemann PhD.

Today Is Launch Day! (Grab 15% off NOW) on Official Chemical Free Gal™ Merch

Hi guys! As promised, today is the day you get to purchase items from the Official Chemical Free Gal™ merchandise storefront. I’ve done a few collaborations with our sister store CYRACARO so be sure to check out those items as well. The Chemical Free Gal™ storefront will focus on raising awareness through fashion for Invisible Illnesses and the need for clean air. It will highlight … Continue reading Today Is Launch Day! (Grab 15% off NOW) on Official Chemical Free Gal™ Merch

New Line of Clothing Highlights Fragrance & Chemical Sensitivity

This Friday, June 5th, 2020, a new line of official Chemical Free Gal™ merchandise for men and women will be available for purchase. In the future, I will also have items for children too. I’m so excited as this is something I’ve wanted to do for several years now. Quietly, I’ve been designing and putting some creativity alongside my passion for those who are sick over … Continue reading New Line of Clothing Highlights Fragrance & Chemical Sensitivity

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Sample Letter for Establishments Using Air Fresheners and Fragranced Products

Hello, world. How’s everyone doing amidst this pandemic? Things sure have turned into an absolute circus lately, and I worry that those of us who already had limited access to many establishments will be forced even farther away as businesses employ the use of stronger chemicals and fragranced cleaners to sanitize surfaces and restrooms. Dealing with the increase of chemicals and fragrances used indoors is … Continue reading Sample Letter for Establishments Using Air Fresheners and Fragranced Products

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Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

When I first learned about fire cider as a teenager, I envisioned a dragon breathing out fire. Something about the name made me feel as if it was some magical drink that would make one breathe out fire.  So what exactly is fire cider? Fire cider is a tonic made by infusing herbs, fruits, and spices in apple cider vinegar. Although the name was originally … Continue reading Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

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How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers

This article was created with the clinician and the patient in mind. It is a comprehensive resource that can be useful for medical practitioners and patients alike, to learn how they can better reduce and or avoid problematic exposures. Those of us who have been injured by chemicals and or toxic mold know first hand what it feels like to be exposed to something problematic. … Continue reading How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers

Mold Facts You Need To Know by Dr. Jill Crista

Today I wanted to share a short and concise video created by Dr. Jill Crista where she discusses 16 mold facts that you need to know if you’ve been exposed to a water-damaged building. “Dr. Jill Crista is the author of international bestseller Break The Mold, an invaluable resource book for people affected by exposure to mold. Dr. Jill earned her Naturopathic Doctor Degree with … Continue reading Mold Facts You Need To Know by Dr. Jill Crista

Chemical Sensitivity: The Illness Crippling People, Dismissed By Doctors – Dr. Anne Steinemann Media Coverage

Watch an interview done with Dr. Anne Steinemann on chemical sensitivities and how it is affecting thousands of Australians. This condition is also known as Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance. For more media coverage of Dr. Anne Steinemann’s research please click on the links below. Newspaper and Magazine Articles; Television and Radio Programs ABC Radio Sydney August 17, 2018 3AW Radio July 9, 2018 Sunday … Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity: The Illness Crippling People, Dismissed By Doctors – Dr. Anne Steinemann Media Coverage

Moldy Air Conditioning Ducts – Do You Know What To Do?

Fungal and bacterial growth inside ductwork is a common problem, especially in high humidity areas. AC ductwork that is incorrectly installed can also cause mold growth issues. Over the years I have spoken to quite a few HVAC contractors, hygienists, and remediators and I’ve learned that mold in ductwork is a standard problem. It’s important to note that any issue in your home that will … Continue reading Moldy Air Conditioning Ducts – Do You Know What To Do?

March 2018 Study Finds That One in Four Americans Suffer When Exposed to Common Chemicals

I get so excited when I find out about new studies! The medical nerd in me jumps up and down. Why all the excitement? Well, today I received an email from Dr. Anne Steinemann telling me about a new study that just came out on the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities in the United States. The study found that the prevalence of diagnosed MCS has … Continue reading March 2018 Study Finds That One in Four Americans Suffer When Exposed to Common Chemicals

Hidden Hazards In Common Consumer Products & Their Effect On Indoor Environments & Health – Dr. Anne Steinemann Lecture

Why should you care about toxins in consumer products and environmental pollutants? Can you become sick from the everyday use of consumer personal products? Is it true that components in essential oils can emit hazardous air pollutants and also react with ozone in the air and create VOC’s like formaldehyde? What percentage of chronic diseases are caused by indoor air pollutants? Are baby products and … Continue reading Hidden Hazards In Common Consumer Products & Their Effect On Indoor Environments & Health – Dr. Anne Steinemann Lecture

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Chemical Injury In The Aftermath of 9/11 – The Untold Story

Almost every person in the USA who hears the numbers 9/11 remembers saying or hearing the phrase “Never forget.” Yet hundreds of heroes and ordinary civilians who served our nation after 9/11 and who lived near ground zero are now permanently disabled or unable to work because they now suffer from severe chemical intolerances and other Neuroimmune conditions like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Allison Johnson reported that … Continue reading Chemical Injury In The Aftermath of 9/11 – The Untold Story

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Treating Ear Pain Naturally

Ear infections and ear pain can be extremely uncomfortable, especially for little ones.  At home we have used this remedy for many years along with organic mullein and garlic oil in the affected ear.  Before moving forward I must state that it’s very important that you discuss your concerns with your family practitioner or naturopathic doctor before trying any natural remedy especially if frequent infections … Continue reading Treating Ear Pain Naturally

Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

So according to the CDC,  MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE HAD CONTACT WITH THE TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT who was let go after checking into the ER and complaining of a fever and other symptoms. The man was sent home the same day with an antibiotic rather than being kept for further observation. Source This mind you, after he specifically said to the attending nurse that he … Continue reading Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free

Gluten-free peeps out there don’t despair. GAPS dieters this one is for you. Paleo friends this recipe will not disappoint. My kids and family actually believe that this way of making pizza is 10 times better than regular pizza. And I have to agree with them. After all who doesn’t love meat and lots of it on their pizza? Unfortunately, so many people avoid pizza … Continue reading How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free

Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Corn, and Wheat Can Cause Serious Health Effects due to Mycotoxin Contamination

I’ve met so many children and adults who are unable to eat peanuts and wheat. After many years of researching this topic I realized that in addition to allergies and food sensitivities people may also be reacting to toxic compounds on the food. Both mycotoxins and herbicides may be behind some of these allergies.  As it turns out, some people fall violently ill after consuming … Continue reading Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Corn, and Wheat Can Cause Serious Health Effects due to Mycotoxin Contamination

Do You Have Holes in Your Gut Leaking Out Toxins Into Your Bloodstream?

By Dr. Mercola – Source – Mercola.com Leaky gut is a condition that occurs due to the development of gaps between the cells (enterocytes) that make up the membrane lining your intestinal wall. These tiny gaps allow substances such as undigested food, bacteria and metabolic wastes, that should be confined to your digestive tract, to escape into your bloodstream — hence the term leaky gut … Continue reading Do You Have Holes in Your Gut Leaking Out Toxins Into Your Bloodstream?

Water-Damaged Buildings, Environmental Toxins and Your Health – Video Interview

Over the last few years without warning I found myself diving deep into the world of Neuroimmune Illnesses & environmental toxins.  Because these issues have affected me personally and many around me, I have become a passionate speaker and advocate for exposing the dangers of environmental toxins and the adverse effects on human health. The harm to my health was mainly due to working in an office with … Continue reading Water-Damaged Buildings, Environmental Toxins and Your Health – Video Interview

Juicing Made Easy – Feel Better, Cleanse, Increase Energy and Overcome Sickness

Have you ever juiced for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, ever juiced for a whole day without eating anything substantial? How about two days, three days, or two weeks? I know it may sound a bit loony, but it is quite a fantastic experience to juice living foods. Living foods are those foods taken directly from creation and consumed usually immediately. Living foods consist of all the vitamins, minerals, … Continue reading Juicing Made Easy – Feel Better, Cleanse, Increase Energy and Overcome Sickness

The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet

We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet.  For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils, and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of organic handcrafted oils, herbal medicine, medicinal teas, and herbal supplements. … Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet

What Every Pediatrician & Parent Should Know about the Health Issues Associated with Mold/Mycotoxins

This is a “must read”. Every pediatrician and parent should review this report to learn about the health issues associated with exposures to mycotoxins. Children can be exposed to mycotoxins at home or at school and effects from exposure can be devastating and can lead to Neuroimmune and Autoimmune conditions like PANS. Because my health was severely affected by mold and mycotoxins,  I am extremely passionate … Continue reading What Every Pediatrician & Parent Should Know about the Health Issues Associated with Mold/Mycotoxins

A Must Have in Every Home – Grapefruit Seed Extract – Antiviral, Antibacterial & Anti-fungal Remedy

Few remedies can be used for various ailments and applications without adding other components.  Grapefruit seed extract is one of those all in one toxic-free solutions that can be used internally, externally and as a potent cleaner and disinfectant. For those traveling internationally its an amazing solution for treating water and leafy greens that can produce infections and diarrhea in those with sensitive stomachs.  In … Continue reading A Must Have in Every Home – Grapefruit Seed Extract – Antiviral, Antibacterial & Anti-fungal Remedy

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Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More

The content in this post and on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any views or opinions written in this blog should not be taken as fact or professional advice. For more information please click here.  It’s cold outside and oh baby, people around us sure have been getting sick.  So this morning I wanted to take some … Continue reading Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More

How to Use Himalayan Salt for Healing

Source : http://www.mercola.com Your skin is an excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines. When you take a salt water (brine) bath, the salt minerals penetrate your skin in form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth in your living cell layers. Bio-energetic weak points will be balanced and your body’s energy flow will be activated. While anyone can benefit from … Continue reading How to Use Himalayan Salt for Healing

Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties

Although an ancient herb, frankincense has been used for centuries up until today in the form of essential oil for the respiratory system, immune system, nervous system and in skin care products. This powerful antiseptic grows wild throughout north-east Africa and is shipped all over the world.  Herbalists and doctors in the East and West have used its curative properties for digestive issues, cancer, urinary tract … Continue reading Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties

Do You Know what Masks to Use for Disasters, Pandemics, Allergies & Occupational Safety?

I know the title of this article may seem a bit odd but I spent many hours researching because this is not a topic that is spoken about regularly and unfortunately people have been misinformed about the proper use of masks, correctly known as respirators. Recent issues with mold and mycotoxins in the workplace and stories from friends whose husbands work in commercial contracting urged … Continue reading Do You Know what Masks to Use for Disasters, Pandemics, Allergies & Occupational Safety?

The Common Toxin that Can Be FAR More Damaging than Pesticides and Heavy Metals =MOLD

Report below is by Dr. Mercola Mold in your home, school or workplace can pose a number of serious health problems that you may not realize are related to mold exposure. This article is part of a series of articles I’m writing about this silent health threat. The focus of this particular article will be on some of the more serious medical conditions—some deadly—with which … Continue reading The Common Toxin that Can Be FAR More Damaging than Pesticides and Heavy Metals =MOLD

What do I do when the family is sick with a cold?

I often get asked this question when I am speaking or when I am around friends with little ones. So I am going to give you a quick example of what a sick day in our home looks like, using my self as the victim and a few of the many treatments and approaches I use when sickness comes knocking. It’s very important to note … Continue reading What do I do when the family is sick with a cold?

Herbs for Cough and Respiratory Health

My sister recently stopped by in a panic because my 5-year-old niece was coughing non-stop all day, and she has asthma. She has been working on changing their diet and determining her triggers, but for today she wanted me to mix up something quick and effective to help my niece stop coughing. My sister told me that my niece was doing breathing treatments with Albuterol … Continue reading Herbs for Cough and Respiratory Health

Health News: New Report by Medical Professionals says – Vaccines Pose a Significant Risk of Harm to the Health of Children

If you are a parent this article and vaccine report is a must read. To hear it from proponents of the vaccine industry, vaccines are based on rock-solid science that proves them to be completely safe and widely effective. These beliefs, however, are not factually based on real science but rather a persistent vaccine mythology that has been propagandized by the vaccine industry, medical practitioners … Continue reading Health News: New Report by Medical Professionals says – Vaccines Pose a Significant Risk of Harm to the Health of Children

Got Cayenne? Find Out why You Should Always Have it on Hand

Cayenne is one of those herbs that I try to never leave home without.  I carry a very potent extract in my purse that packs a mild 30,000 Scoville heat units.   This miracle herb is useful to promote circulation, stop an asthma attack, alleviate a sore throat, aid digestion, regulate blood pressure and stop internal and external bleeding. But the most amazing thing about … Continue reading Got Cayenne? Find Out why You Should Always Have it on Hand

Do This Now & Protect Your Body from Toxic Chemicals

It is a terrible fact that we live in a world where pesticides are sprayed freely over all our lawns, crops and plants.  Our children are exposed to thousands of these chemicals just by playing on grass that has been treated with pesticides.  Even babies in the womb are exposed to these deadly chemicals and are born with weakened immune systems because of them. Your … Continue reading Do This Now & Protect Your Body from Toxic Chemicals

Help your Digestion with this Delicious Cost Effective Remedy

I used to do a lot of juicing in the past but it is very time-consuming and messy. We still juice at home but these past 2 years I find myself making more super nutritious smoothies than juices.  Making smoothies is a great alternative to juicing. It is much faster, less messy, and you also get all the fiber in addition to juice. I must … Continue reading Help your Digestion with this Delicious Cost Effective Remedy

Beware: These food additives cause kidney and adrenal gland tumors, hyperactivity disorders and severe migraines.

Let’s talk about food coloring.  But not your organic and naturally occurring food coloring such as orange from carrots or red from beets.  Nope, we are talking about artificial food coloring made in a lab, not in grandmas kitchen. It is no secret that artificial food colorings have been found to cause all kinds of health problems, including ADHD, tumors,  cancer, and asthma in children. … Continue reading Beware: These food additives cause kidney and adrenal gland tumors, hyperactivity disorders and severe migraines.

Why having this can save a life and save you time and money.

You know when I was a new mom I would run to the doctor’s office every time my son had something going on because I was not sure if his cough was affecting his lungs or it was just in his nose.  Since he developed chronic asthma as a baby I had to be very careful when congestion set in because if it triggered his … Continue reading Why having this can save a life and save you time and money.

What Food can be used as a Sugar, Soy Sauce, Flour, Vinegar and Nectar with Exceptional Health benefits?

Have a guess?  Let’s see if you can get this one.  This tree is tall and usually found in tropical climates.  Its used along beaches and roads for decoration.  Any ideas yet?? OK, I will spill the beans.  It’s the coconut tree. You see coconut trees are not just the perfect tree for water, oil, and palm sugar but the coconut tree has many other … Continue reading What Food can be used as a Sugar, Soy Sauce, Flour, Vinegar and Nectar with Exceptional Health benefits?

Cold and Flu Cocktails/Remedies – What you Should Have on Hand!

Is there a cold or flu virus lurking around the corner? Did you go to the store, open up the refrigerated section, and then rub your eyes a few minutes later? It’s incredible how easily we are exposed to nasty viruses and bacteria. All it takes is for Joe Shmoe to sneeze and cough right on the handles of the store refrigerators, and then you come strolling … Continue reading Cold and Flu Cocktails/Remedies – What you Should Have on Hand!

Make your own Herbal Perfume

I love making my own roll ons and body sprays to use instead of toxic, overpriced commercial products. Not only do they smell great, but by making my own products, I am avoiding all of the cancer-causing petrochemicals used in most perfumes. Believe it or not, over 95% of all fragrances are made with derivatives of petroleum.  Cheap and expensive brands are all included in … Continue reading Make your own Herbal Perfume

Is there a chemical plant in your mattress?

Rock a bye baby on the tree top…….la la la la – la la – la- la la.  How many times have we sung that lullaby to our babies?  But dreams might not be so sweet for thousands of people around the world who have highly toxic mattresses in their home.  Most of the worst offenders are mattresses made for infants. Here is a fantastic … Continue reading Is there a chemical plant in your mattress?

Latin Food Seasonings – Loaded with MSG

Someone I know earlier this week sent me a text in utter dismay because she had looked at some of the labels in her kitchen.  What she found shocked and disappointed her.  Here she was thinking that she was doing a good thing using culturally correct Latin seasonings advertised as healthy and good for the family. So what is the problem?  Well for starters most … Continue reading Latin Food Seasonings – Loaded with MSG

Do you have allergies or food sensitivities you don’t know about?

I dream of a world that is green and mountainous with pastures and animals roaming freely. A land where I am not being exposed to chemicals and toxic substances.  Somewhere I can pick an apple from a tree and eat it without worrying about pesticides. It is a dream I have had for a long time ever since we were privileged to live abroad and … Continue reading Do you have allergies or food sensitivities you don’t know about?