Healthy Home

What I’ve learnt about healthy home….

EDUCATION ABOUT CHEMICALS IN YOUR PRODUCTS

I guess the first thing I would like to share with you is the below video called “Lousy Lables.”  What I have learned is that many products and sales people will tell you a product is organic (or safe) and it is NOT!  You really need to know what to look for when you are purchasing product and be your own detective.   unfortunately we are surrounded by chemicals every day and it is so important that we do our best to keep our families safe. 

Lousy Lables – http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2011/lousylabels/

This now leads me to the next tool (a must have in your wallet).

Want to know what is in your products? Check out the environmental Working Group – Skin Deep. Type in the chemical name and see what the rating is. It is that easy! Check it out: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen – It is a printable (wallet size) Sustainable Shoppers Guide to a Dirty Dozen.   It lists the top twelve ingredients you want to avoid in your cosmetics. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/what-you-need-to-know-about-toxics-in-your-cosmetic-products/?gclid=CNP8uvrx2bECFQVdhwodSWsA4Q

I found out about “Healthy Child Healthy World” through a friend that hosted a Norwex party for me and I share it with as many people as I can.   The Wake up Story is a wonderful and touching video that really shows how the chemicals in our world affect us every day.   Please take a minute to watch it and check out the site which is full of great information. 

Healthy Child Healthy World – ignites the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicalsWith a growing body of evidence linking everyday environmental contaminants to asthma, learning disabilities, obesity, cancer and more, Healthy Child translates the science and inspires parents and caregivers to create healthy environments where families can flourish.   www.healthychild.org

The Wake up Story –  http://healthychild.org/awakeupstory/  –  I cry EVERY time I watch it!

The healthy home is a web site and also a great book that I learned about through my life coach “Lee Chamberland.”   It is full of great information and goes through every room in detail.  Things you would have never considered to be dangerous.   Take time to check it out…you will be glad you did.

The Healthy Home – Simple truths to protect your family from household dangers.  The healthy home isn’t only a comprehensive look at the dangerous poisons within your home but is a guidebook of simple solutions that will help you live a life free of the toxic burdens society has created, packaged, and sold to you as necessities of everyday life.  As you read, you’ll begin to learn about the science behind the positive choices you can make to improve you and your family’s most important resource-your health.   Please check out the web site – www.myhealthyhome.com

SAFE CLEANING PRODUCTS

I learned about Dr. Bronners throught a good friend of mine and also at school (The Institute of Holistic Nutrition).   You can use it for everything in the home.   No chemicals!!!!

DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAPS:   Over 5 generations and 150 years of Soapmaking Excellence.  All Dr. Bronner’s classic liquid & bar soaps are not only certified under the USDA National Organic Program, but also certified Fair Trade! In addition, we offer a range of high-quality organic and fair trade personal care products, from lotions to shaving gels – all certified under the same USDA program that certifies organic foods.   Go to:  http://www.drbronner.com/

I was introduced to Norwex about a year ago and I have to say…I am hooked!  Who knew you could clean without chemicals and it would work!  I am really in love the microfiber cloths, but be mindful to read the lables as some products are not chemical free. 

CARINA ORGANICS – All natural hair and skin care for the whole family.  Local (North Vancouver) and sustainably sourced.    Check them out:  http://carinaorganics.com/

SUKIN –  Australian natural skin care.   Very clean product and can get in most natural health stores.   Check them out:  http://www.sukinorganics.com/

NORWEX – Cleaning with (reduced) chemicals .   Their cloths will save you time & money, improve health, and move towards creating a better environment.  Norwex microfiber goes beyond “surface clean” with the innovative use of silver particles integrated into synthetic microfiber cloth.   To purchase some products or host a party contact Katherine Neufeld at – www.cleanfreakmommy.com

MAKE YOUR OWN CLEANERS – David Suzuki’s site tells you how with the green cleaning recipes below.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/downloads/2011/QueenOfGreen-Green-cleaning-recipes.pdf

FOOD FOR YOUR FACE

I found out about Eminence when I had lost all my hair during chemo and my scalp was very dry.   Dr Alison at New Leaf Naturopathic recommended it to me and I fell in love.  

Eminence Organic Skin Care – http://us.eminenceorganics.com/

Jane Iredale – Mineral Make-up that is good for the skin

VOYAGEUR SOAP & CANDLE CO – In Langley BC  – Great place to buy essential oils, organic soap, make your own face cream, lip balms, candles and more.

Check them out:  http://www.voyageursoapandcandle.com/

ALL PURPOSE, SAFE, & EFFECTIVE NATURAL TREATMENT

NATURE’S AID – I use it for everything!!!  Skin, first aid, pain, beauty, insect bits, burns.   A must have in the house and all you need for bumps and kids cuts etc.  It consists of:  aloe vera, tea tree, witch hazel, vitamin E and rosemary.   Check them out at:  http://www.naturesaid.ca/

GENETIC ENGINEERING

Help for consumers nervous about genetic engineering – For more information go to –  http://gmoguide.greenpeace.ca/shoppers_guide.pdf

ELECTROPOLLUTION

Citizens for Safe Technology – We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, from electropollution in our environment. Without a healthy natural world, human welfare declines and children’s futures are undermined. Our goal is to raise awareness of this problem so that the public is empowered to protect themselves, their children and the environment, while demanding reduced exposure to unsafe technologies.  The web site if full of information (including the new smart meters).   http://citizensforsafetechnology.com/

Books / Movies

The Healthy Home – Dr Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz

 

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