The other night I was in a group chat with a few of my sweet friends. These are moms who have been affected by toxic mold and chemicals. We were discussing how frustrating it is when people make snarky comments because you look good but all the while they are trying to downplay your illness.So as a joke, I said I would make us … Continue reading New Tee Shirt for Chronical Illness Warriors – “I Don’t Feel as Good as I look.”
Happy New Year friends! 2020 has been another hard and crazy year for so many of us. Today I just wanted to share a bit about our year, where we are right now, and what we’re hoping for. A decade and a half ago, if someone had told me that I would go on a crazy mold and chemical avoidance journey and that my family … Continue reading Happy New Year
Hi there! Episode three of Chemical Free Gal’s Podcast is now live. I didn’t know that mold was the cause of my health problems until it was too late. No one told me when I was young, healthy, and vibrant, that mold could annihilate me and leave me sick for years. I wish I would have known then what I know now. If you or … Continue reading Could Your Environment Be Making You Sick? Podcast Episode 3
I’m going to get real for a little because I know so many families going through similar struggles and I want to share a little about what we’ve gone through these past 19 months. Although my mold saga started 14 years ago (click here and here to read about my story) we were doing well and avoiding mold and chemicals as best as we could. … Continue reading Searching for a Mold Free Home – Mold Chronicles
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
“One of the hallmarks of integrative medicine is to focus on determining the underlying causes of chronic illnesses for patients, not just to treat symptoms. This has led many practitioners of integrative medicine to use testing that helps provide more personalized care protocols to their patients. It is the duty of diagnostic laboratories to deliver the most accurate test results possible and provide interpretations of … Continue reading Better Detection/Treatment for Mold Exposure (Oct 2018) Townsend Letter, Alternative Medicine Magazine
This poll was conducted in a private group for Moms with MCS in June of 2017. Poll results provide further confirmation that mold exposure can lead to chemical sensitivities/intolerances and a TILT/MCS diagnosis. Based on results, 59% of women polled who have chemical sensitivities or TILT also know as MCS, started to experience symptoms after their mold exposure, this has also been seen in polls and studies about … Continue reading Poll – When did you first start to experience intolerance and sensitivity to chemicals?
CEH offers free testing of toys and other items for lead and cadmium by appointment or mail-in. If you have items that you’re particularly concerned about, we can test them for you. Please note that we ONLY test cans and receipts for BPA. MAIL-IN TESTING Send your item, or a piece of your item to CEH. Items or a piece of an item must fit … Continue reading Free Test for Lead Cadmium & BPA
When you are sensitive to chemicals you cringe at the thought of store-bought soaps. So DIY recipes are usually best. Here is how you can make your own charcoal cleansing soap. As always please test all ingredients prior to melting to make sure you do not react to them. Purchase these ingredients ahead of time: 1 tsp of COCONUT ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER available on Gold Mountain … Continue reading Make Charcoal Cleansing Soap – Easy Peasy
I have been making my own electrolyte water for many years but about 2 years ago I started to add fermented juice and or liquid whey to give it added nutrition. Many friends ask me why the heck I waste so much time making my own stuff. Frankly, I don’t like the (crappy) ingredients in most pre-made products especially Gatorade, so being the kitchen savage that … Continue reading Homemade Electrolyte & Probiotic Water – 3 Easy Recipes
I always get excited when I see or hear about mold being talked about in the news. There is so much that mainstream medicine does not know and it is time to wake up. Over the years a growing body of evidence has evolved that agrees to the dangers and health issues related to environmental toxins such as those produced by certain species of mold. Regardless of what people may … Continue reading Is Hidden Mold at Home Making You Sick? ABC News
I had to share this new movie documentary about the safety of vaccines. To those who have been injured because of vaccines and or environmental toxins my heart goes out to you. If you want to fast forward and determine if it’s worth your while, go ahead and fast forward until 10 minutes into this video and you will hear real life mothers share about their little … Continue reading Silent Epidemic: The Untold Story of Vaccines – A Must Watch Free Documentary
One of the things I enjoy the most is creating new healthy treats in my kitchen. These past 12 years I have also greatly enjoyed teaching and inspiring others to make their own healthy creations. Since my son’s diagnosis of Celiac Disease a few years ago, I dove deeper into the world of all things gluten and grain-free. I soon realized that most of the … Continue reading How to Make Organic Raw Crunchy Chocolate Bars that are Grain Free
By Dr. Mercola Illnesses caused by mold exposure are a growing problem that few people are aware of, including most primary care physicians. Environmental health experts are seeing increasing numbers of individuals with a complex myriad of symptoms directly related to mold exposure. This has resulted in the proposal of a new term to describe this multi-faceted syndrome: Mixed Mold Toxicosis. Because mold-related disorders are … Continue reading Dr. Mercola Speaks About – Healing from Toxic Mold Exposure
(CBS News) If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. Some physicians go so far as to call sugar a toxin. The following … Continue reading Is sugar Toxic?
I was watching the movie “One Night with the King” the other day. In the movie, there is a scene where the young girls who were being prepared for their introduction to the king; we’re surrounded by huge bathing pools filled with flowers and herbs. What a beautiful treatment for pampering the body and enhancing overall moods. Looking back in time we know that taking … Continue reading Bathing with Herbs an Ancient Tradition
Today there are millions of people suffering from diabetes and millions that will be diagnosed this year so I wanted to share these quotes with you from health books and experts around the globe. 1. It now appears as if insulin resistance is often triggered by inflammation. Therefore, inflammation is now linked closely to both obesity and diabetes. Inflammation has also been linked to many … Continue reading 5 Things You should Know About Insulin
When your house is a mess, the kids are sick, there is nothing to eat in the fridge, it’s raining and hot out and your AC stops working? Maybe you struggled to get up in the morning to go to that job of yours that drives you insane but it pays the bills so you just suck it up. Perhaps you’ve just been told that … Continue reading Ever had one of those days?
Part 2 of 5 Never Starve to Lose Weight; You’ll only get Fatter! Ever heard people tell you that you must cut your calories to lose weight, skip meals and replace them with processed poison canned diet drinks? It’s a belief that the health world has been permeated with for a very long time. But it’s far from correct and has proven to be ineffective … Continue reading 5 Diet No No's – Never Starve to Lose Weight; You’ll only get Fatter!
Lately it seems like everyone is publishing new research on caffeinated beverages. Some say “go ahead indulge” while others say “beware”. So what’s a consumer to do? In this article I wanted to share some important quotes from a variety of books on the negative effects of caffeine. But say you can’t avoid that sugary caffeinated high. I have found that Organic ground cacao is … Continue reading To Drink or not to Drink Caffeinated Beverages
I think I was about 5 when I learned to use a mortar and pestle. We lived in the Caribbean, Central and South America where these are used frequently so it’s like another member of the family for me. I could not live without mine. Just for garlic alone its worth having one. Some people prefer blenders but really are you going to break out … Continue reading Why you need a Mortar and Pestle
Are Cucarachas (Cockroaches) taking over your home? I hope your answer is no but for those that squinted their eyes and said yes – I have a safe, non toxic solution for you. It’s an herb of course and it’s called Catnip. This is one of my favorite herbs for keeping those awful creatures away, especially when it rains. Catnip is a perennial herb meaning that it … Continue reading Herbs: Catnip for Cockroaches
With so many people dying of cancer and so much controversy surrounding chemo I wanted to write an article but I found these cartoons instead and they say exactly what I wanted to write about. Enjoy! Continue reading Cancer: do they really want to find a cure?