Over the last decade and a half, fragrance has probably been the second most difficult topic for me to discuss with friends and family. As a side note, talking about toxic mold and its effects on our health and family life takes first place, as the most difficult topic to discuss with family and friends. Speaking about fragrances and their damaging impact on health has … Continue reading Please Don’t Assault Your Body with Fragrances
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?
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
Can we all agree that medical facilities and wellness practitioners should stop using toxic air fresheners and fragranced products inside their offices? I have to add that even diffusing essential oils can be a problem. They aren’t as safe as we’ve been led to believe. So recently, my husband was gifted some nutritional IVs by a sweet friend. Although I wanted to go with him … Continue reading Wellness Practitioners Using Toxic Air Fresheners & Fragranced Products?
Abstract Fragrance is used in consumer products around the world. However, fragrance has been associated with adverse effects on indoor and outdoor air quality and human health. Questions arise, such as the following: Why does fragrance in products pose problems? What are sources of emissions and exposures? What are health and societal effects? What are possible solutions? This paper examines the issue of fragranced consumer … Continue reading The fragranced products phenomenon: air quality and health, science and policy
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.
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
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
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
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?
A few months back Dr. Anne Steinemann sent me some of her new studies. I am posting below, with her permission what she sent me. These studies were conducted in collaboration with some of her students and colleagues and are worth looking at. Please feel free to share with others! Knowledge is power. (1) Fragranced baby products (both regular and “green”) – nearly all products emitted chemicals classified as hazardous, with … Continue reading New Studies by Dr. Anne Steinemann on Fragranced Baby Products, Essential Oils, Indoor Air Quality & More
Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer la la la, la la la la, la la la la la la The Christmas season is definitely my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate the beauty of life. A time to bless and be blessed. A time of prayer and reflection. In the spirit of the upcoming season I’ll share some lines I … Continue reading To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Artificial & Real Christmas Trees
I am amazed at the number of people I run into who recommend I try Aveda products because of their safety and purity. Without going too far into dissecting all of their products and telling you which ones use GMOs and which ones have bad ratings by the Environmental Working Group I will just focus on one ingredient, FRAGRANCE aka Essence, Parfum, Aroma. In all … Continue reading Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products
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 & Moving Lymph
These past 7 plus years (during the week) we have opted for a nutritious, protein-packed herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast. At times we also add a green smoothie alongside a healthy breakfast. Eating greens, fruits and nutritious unprocessed food for breakfast is not the norm though. It is unfortunate that for decades people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of … Continue reading Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup
Don’t be fooled by marketing. Most trail mixes and nut blends on the market are anything but healthy. Reading through labels shows that these healthy food impostors are loaded with sugar, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, glutamate, and stabilizers. All of these ingredients contribute to diseases and destroy intestinal gut flora. #NoThankYou Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a healthy nutrient-dense snack you … Continue reading No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan
As a child I absolutely disliked brussel sprouts, I didn’t want to see them, smell them or eat them. My mom would serve them up slightly boiled with salt and onions and it was definitely no favorite of mine. As I have gotten older, learning to cook these green bundles of goodness has made all the difference. If you’ve never tried brussel sprouts or just plain hate them … Continue reading Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over
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
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
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?
People who like to eat out and spend a lot of time in malls, shopping centers, and public places and or schools, beware, as we are still not finished with a nasty superbug that came to America earlier this year. Perhaps you never heard, but there is a new superbug in the form of a supped up strain of the norovirus, and it’s anything but … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy During A Superbug
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
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
When I give talks this is usually one of the areas I like to cover. Everyone wants to be healthy and avoid seasonal bugs and viruses. But how can you accomplish that? Below is a short and concise article written by Extraordinaryhealth.com that will answer just that. For an article, I wrote on Gut Flora and Autism please click here. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Seasonal Immunity by Extraordinaryhealth.com … Continue reading Immunity & Your Gut – I Bet You Had No Idea
Source:Natural News By: Lance Devon The Vietnamese Health Department is coming out and ending the use of hepatitis B vaccines throughout the entire country of Vietnam. The decision was made after three different families lost their babies after the precious young ones were inoculated with standard, proven hepatitis B vaccinations. The three babies died on July 20th in the central province of Quant Tri. The … Continue reading Hepatitis B vaccine halted after 3 newborns die from system shock
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
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
Although an ancient herb, frankincense has been used for centuries up until today 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 infections, rheumatism, respiratory infections, and … Continue reading Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties
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?
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
Know someone with cancer, autism, asthma or other illnesses? Here is a fantastic video by the Environmental Working Group along with some sobering statistics you don’t want to miss. Environmental Working Group studies found 252 chemicals linked to cancer in 160 people tested (EWG 2008). Environmental Protection Agency studies show that infants up to age 2 are, on average, 10 times more vulnerable to carcinogens … Continue reading Pre-Polluted Babies – The Dark Truth Concerning Toxic Chemicals
Written By Doctor Mercola. Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is not contagious. It is an autoimmune disorder that develops when a person’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin sheath of the body’s nerves, causing muscle weakeness and paralysis. GBS symptoms can last for a few weeks or months or can become permanent. In rare cases, people die from GBS, usually because they cannot breathe. … Continue reading Warning: Flu Shots Contain a Dangerous Neurotoxin
This is a topic that has been a passion of mine for many years. I have researched medical reports from all around the world, read books written by both MD’s and Nutritionists and seen first-hand accounts of this condition in children. I have taken note, compared studies, spoken to parents with autistic children and cried a lot. For many years I have argued that although … Continue reading The Direct link between Autism and Abnormal Gut Flora – Must see Videos
Author: Danna Norek Written for: Natural News “Phthalates are chemicals that can cause damage when absorbed or otherwise ingested into the human body. They are commonly used as an inexpensive chemical ingredient in several consumer goods. Phthalates are mostly used as a “plasticizing” agent to help keep materials cohesive. They are often used to make plastics more flexible or to act as a suspension or … Continue reading This Chemical Ingredient in Nail Polish, Toys, Soaps and Hair Care Products Must be Avoided
Raw food anyone? When you hear people say that they eat raw food do you think that limits you to only carrot sticks and celery? Thankfully that is not the case. The other day I was chatting with a mom about how to get her little ones to eat more raw food. Here is some of the information I shared with her. But just in … Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Raw Food – Recipes, Tips & Resources You Should Know About!
Room-by-Room Chart for Reducing Exposure Source: http://www.womensvoices.org Room Reduce Your Usage & Alternatives Kitchen Reduce: If you practice good food safety, wash your hands (especially after handing raw meat), and do not leave cooked food on counters for longer than two hours, daily disinfection at home is simply unnecessary. Alternatives: To clean your sinks and counters without unnecessary exposure to disinfectants, try a creamy soft … Continue reading Reduce Toxic Exposure when Cleaning each Room of your Home with these Safe Alternatives.
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent CNN “Doctors told Haleh Resnick her baby needed to wear hearing aids. Defying those orders may have saved her son’s hearing. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Haleh Resnick found out that her son has been misdiagnosed with hearing loss He actually had auditory neuropathy and the hearing aids weren’t helping him People with auditory neuropathy hear sounds, but they’re distorted (CNN) — … Continue reading Health News:Don't Let a Doctor Destroy Your Baby's Hearing
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?
Know the ingredients in your personal care products. A fantastic Guide by EWG (Environmental Working Group) “Better products are truthful in their marketing claims and free of potentially worrisome ingredients. Some products might make claims like “gentle” or “natural,” but since the government does not require safety testing, personal care product manufacturers can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks. How to read … Continue reading Cancer in a Bottle – Learn to Read Labels and Avoid these Toxic Chemicals
This morning I was feeling a little bit under the weather so my hubby made an organic green smoothie for us and handed me one in a large 20-ounce glass. Our little one was bouncing on my lap and lunged for my smoothie almost toppling it over. People think I lie when I tell them that the kids drink anywhere from 1 to 3 green … Continue reading Organic Baby Stealing Green Smoothie Very Cute
I have been writing about coconut oil for a long time. We have used organic raw extra virgin coconut oil for everything from chicken, to beauty treatments and in smoothies. I have also witnessed its amazing qualities for sustained weight loss. But now the medical community is finally jumping on the bandwagon and talking about it benefits, something the natural health community has known for … Continue reading Hear Dr Oz Discuss Coconut Oil's Super Powers – Don't Miss this Insighful Video
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
Ok, yes I know I am getting a little carried away with the recipes but I keep getting asked to share some of the dishes we make at home, so here you go! I love carrots and I often juice them and shred them in salads, mashed potatoes, and carrot bread. Here are some easy to make carrot recipes you can make with little to … Continue reading Carrot Crazy – 2 Awesome Organic Recipes You Will Love
It seems like my smoothie madness is catching on lately since every day I have an email or two asking me for more recipes. Green smoothies are an awesome way to get all the vital nutrients, enzymes and fiber that your body needs. Here are some more awesome smoothie recipes that we (baby, older kids mom, and dad) enjoy regularly. Boost a Brain™ Smoothie Ever … Continue reading 3 Delicious Signature Green Smoothies
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
Smoothies and I go together like hot chocolate and whipped cream. I can’t live without them, especially since I am always on the run. These past few years since battling with a bunch of crazy health issues after starting a new job and dealing with extreme bouts of fatigue and fibromyalgia, I have opted for nutritious herbal smoothies instead of preparing a big breakfast during … Continue reading Another Great Green Smoothie Recipe that Supports the Immune System & Digestion
As a mom of three and a serious breastfeeding madwoman, I’d be lost without my herbal tea for enhancing milk production. I’ve shared this tea with many moms on the verge of losing their milk and have had many fabulous stories. All of the organic herbs in Breast is Best Tea has been used for centuries by European women and are often recommended by lactation … Continue reading Do you Know a Mom Who Is Nursing? Share this with Her, She Will Thank You
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
You don’t have to be a baby to use these either. Really, anyone who wants a nice, gentle non-toxic cleanser will benefit from making their own cleansing cloths and tossing the toxic wipes which are loaded with cancer-causing parabens and formaldehyde. You will need: -Organic disposable cotton pads or you can make your own cloth squares by cutting organic cloth baby diapers into 3 equal … Continue reading How to Make Herbal Baby Wipes
I got into a little discussion with my son this week because he begged us to take him to a new Frozen Yogurt store close by. I lovingly explained that unlike what most people believe, frozen yogurt is not healthy at all, it’s a scam. I heard a first hand experience from my cousin in California who opened up a frozen yogurt shop and has … Continue reading Health News: Frozen Yogurt – A Scam