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Clean Green Talk Show | Green Living | Clean Living | Organic | All-Natural Food | Organizing

Leslie Reichert

Clean Green Talk is a podcast for you – the working mom, stay-at-home mom or concerned grandma. If you are looking for inspiration, motivation, and ACTIONABLE advice during your daily commute, workout, or "me" time, Leslie Reichert along with Marie Stegner delivers. Each episode brings you a leader in the cleaning-organizing world who shares their journey and their expertise. Each week you will get exactly what you need to keep you focused on your journey towards a cleaner greener lifestyle. We cover topics like Green Living | Clean Living | Organic | All-Natural Food | Organizing.

Episodes

153: Best of Clean Green Talk
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 26:07
153: Best of Clean Green Talk

It's amazing to think that in the past two years we have gone from a few listeners to 400,000!  So to celebrate this milestone, I picked snippets of the four top shows to share with you. These are not my favorites, but yours. These four shows have the most listens of all of my shows. Sit back, listen and enjoy!  And thanks so much for listening. 

Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig  Show #117

Environmental Illnesses with David Frome Show #56

Real Food with Nina Plack  Show #65

Trash Is For Tossers with Lauren Singer  Show #11

 

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade.

 www.maidbrigde.com

 

 

152: 9 Tips On How To Clean Your Lightfixtures
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 19:36
152: 9 Tips On How To Clean Your Lightfixtures

How to Keep Your Light Fixtures Shining Bright Things we talked about in this episode that you may want to learn more about. Green Clean Starter Kit Blue microfiber cloth Feather duster Extendable feather duster Link to Houzz.com article Link to my private Facebook Community  www.cleangreenlivingcommunity.com

This episode is sponsored by Maid Brigade 

 

151: How to clean your stove top, oven and microwave
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 25:34
151: How to clean your stove top, oven and microwave

Cleaning the stovetop, oven and microwave

This article can be seen at www.maidbrigade.com/blog

Your oven has been called the “heart” of the kitchen. You prepare every meal on the stovetop or inside the oven itself. Your stove and oven get lot of use AND abuse. Spills dry, harden and burn onto their surfaces. Let’s look at a few ways we can clean them as well as prevent spills and messes on your stovetop, microwave and oven.

Tips for your stove top

Spills should be wiped up as soon as they happen, but the burners have to cool down before you can wipe the stovetop. Because you need to wait for it to cool, the spills to continue to burn onto the cooktop. Start by letting the stovetop cool completely before trying to clean it. Use a wet microfiber cloth and wipe off large debris. Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and spray the entire stovetop with straight vinegar. Let the vinegar sit on the stovetop for a few minutes. Vinegar is a natural acid and the longer you let it sit on the surface, the better the acid work on the buildup. Wipe the area again with the microfiber cloth that’s been rinsed with very hot water. If there are still some stubborn spots, respray the area with vinegar and then sprinkle the area with baking soda. Use a scrubby sponge that is designed to be used on non-stick surfaces and scrub the areas in a circular motion. I recommend using a Skoy Scrub and also an Xtreme Sponge.  The sponge will start to turn brown as the buildup is removed. Rinse and repeat the process until the entire stovetop is completely clean. Finish with a gentle glass cleaner and a fine woven microfiber cloth to leave the stove top with a nice shine.

If you have a glass topped stove, there is a great little tool that will help keep the cook top looking great. It’s a flat-edged razor. The razor will remove burnt on spots with a quick pass. You can also use the razor with a combination of baking soda and vinegar to remove buildup. Make sure the razor is very sharp and is always used at a 45-degree angle to the stovetop.

If you have a gas stove, be very careful when cleaning around the area over the pilot light. This area is extremely warm and if you spray a cleaner directly on the area, it can damage the finish. Also, if you are using harsh chemicals the heat will turn it to steam and off gas fumes into the air.

Tips for your oven

One great tip to prevent spills from getting to the floor of your oven is to use something to catch and keep spills off of the oven floor. You can use aluminum foil and place it under the pan you are using. Don’t place the foil directly on the oven floor as it may actually stick to the surface. Instead, use foil on the rack underneath the one you are using or around the pan that is cooking on the rack. This will let the air continue to circulate in the oven and bake evenly. You can also use a cookie sheet as long as it’s larger that the pan you are baking. An oven liner is designed specifically for preventing spills. The oven liner is not affected by the heat, but some manufactures recommend not using around birds – which means they are off-gassing. You need to check with the manufacturer of your oven before using an oven liner so you don’t damage the oven floor or restrict the air flow in the oven its self.

Self-cleaning ovens should never be cleaned with a chemical cleaner. The finish is designed specifically to have the debris fall off once the oven is heated to 500 degrees. If you use a chemical on the finish, it will damage those properties. You can wipe the finish with a damp microfiber cloth after the oven has run through the self-cleaning cycle and has cooled completely. You can also spot wash spills with a damp microfiber cloth.

Ovens without a self-cleaning option can be cleaned by mixing up a paste of baking soda and water and “painted” on the walls and floor of the over. Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and spray all the surfaces. You will see the baking soda start to foam up. Continue to spray the oven every 15 minutes for an hour. Then let this mixture sit on the oven surfaces overnight. The next morning all you will need to do is wipe the entire oven down with a wet microfiber cloth. The reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar will lift everything off the oven walls and base. It also will leave the oven clean without any residue that could be dangerous to your family. Regular oven cleaners are very toxic and if they aren’t completely rinsed from the oven can penetrate your food and seep into your air. By using vinegar and baking soda you are using the science of natural cleaners that won’t hurt anyone.

Tips for your microwave

Microwaves should wiped thoroughly after each use. But not everyone that uses the microwave wipes it out after they use it. Instead, leftover spills and spatters get microwaved onto its surface. A quick tip for cleaning the inside of the microwave is to place a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a microwaveable container in the microwave. Microwave this mixture for 1 to 2 minutes until it boils and steams up the inside of the microwave. The lemon juice is a natural acid and it will adhere to the spills on the walls of the microwave and work to loosen them while the microwave is cooling. Once it’s completely cool, use a damp microfiber cloth and wipe the inside surfaces. All of the debris will wipe off and the microwave will be sparkling clean with no residual chemicals to have to rinse off.

Mentioned in the podcast:

Green Clean Starter kit

Barnes & Noble NE Tour

Charlie's Soap

 

  This episode is sponsored by Maid Brigade

 

 

 

 

150: How To Clean Your Gas Grill
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 14:02
150: How To Clean Your Gas Grill

I recently wrote a blog article for Maid Brigade on how to clean your gas grill. Since I had so many questions about this simple task, I decided to do a podcast on it as well. You can read the complete blog post at MaidBrigade.com/blog

 

The first warm evening of spring makes me want to crack open the grill and put on some steaks.  But you don’t want to use the grill unless you’ve taken the time to clean it first – squirrels and mice often use grills as a place to hibernate in the winter. And then there’s all that burnt-on yuck that over-wintered there for months. So make sure it’s been cleaned and prepped before the first use of the season. All you need is 30 minutes to clean the gas grill.

Items you will need:

  • Grill brush
  • Dish soap
  • Large utility bucket
  • Foil
  • Leaf blower
  • Disposable rags
  • Spray bottle of distilled white vinegar
  • Scrubby sponge
  • Apron
  • Old T shirt

Read more at https://www.maidbrigade.com/blog/how-to-clean-the-gas-grill/

This podcast is sponsored by MaidBrigade.com

149: How to care for your swimwear
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 24:11
149: How to care for your swimwear

 

Finally, it’s the official start of summer which means that our pools are starting to warm up enough for us to enjoy splashing around in the water. It also means that we need to pull out our swimming suits to see how they fared through the winter. It never fails that when you go to try on your favorite suit you hear that crunching noise from the elastic and the fabric doesn’t seem to be as stretchy as it was the year before. Without the right care, even a high quality swimsuit may not make it through one swimming season. Here are some do’s and don’ts for caring for your swimwear.

You can download the do's and don'ts at this link.

 https://greencleaningcoach.lpages.co/show-notes-148-bathing-suit-care/

or

You can read the article on www.maidbrigade.com/blog

 

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade

148: Interview with Leslie on Humanity Daily
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 32:40
148: Interview with Leslie on Humanity Daily

Join Jill Sullivan and I as we talk about how I got started becoming a Green Cleaning expert and ways that you can make your home less toxic. Jill is a great interviewer and I'm sure she's asking me the same questions you'd like answered so you can learn more about living a toxic free life.  We talked about the science of microfiber and how simple products in your pantry can clean and why. I also shared some tips for keeping yourself and your pets free from ticks. You can get the recipe for my tick repellent at this link. https://greencleaningcoach.lpages.co/diy-tick-repellent/

This show is sponsored by

Maid Brigade

147: "Summer-izing" Your Cleaning List
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 21:01
147: "Summer-izing" Your Cleaning List

I was recently asked to look at Martha Stewart’s Summertime cleaning list of things that need to be cleaned. I had to say that I don't even clean these things in the summer. So I went through her list and made some “suggestions” so you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning this summer. Some would call these hacks - other are suggestions.  When the weather is nice, I recommend just cleaning what’s dirty and saving those big projects for the fall. Unless you have a cold rainy day with nothing better to do. Summer is not a time to clean – It’s a time to get outside and enjoy!

Martha's list in the bathrooms: □ Discard expired cosmetics, beauty products, and medications.

Leslie - A quick way to realize what you use is to use a travel makeup bag and pack it as if you were traveling. Use what is in the bag every day and see if you feel like you are missing something. At the end of the summer, go through the rest of your makeup and purge those items you never touched all summer.

Martha's list in the Bedrooms: □ Launder or dry-clean blankets. □ Replace cool-weather bedding with warm-weather bedding.

Leslie - Place blankets in a vacuum sealed bag and put them away until fall. You can launder them  when you take them out.

Martha's list in the closets: □ Reorganize closets, giving away unwanted items. □ Replace cool-weather clothing with warm-weather clothing.  

Leslie - Place a plastic tub in your closet and place warm weather items in there as you have time.  Do the reverse with a container holding your summer clothes. Anything that doesn’t come out of the summer container by the end of the summer gets given away.

Martha's list in the home office: □ Clean out files. □ Review and update insurance policies, contracts, and household inventories.  

Leslie - These items are great things to do on a snow day. Don’t waste a beautiful summer day worrying about them.

Martha's list in the kitchen: □ Vacuum refrigerator grill and coil. □ Wipe the inside of the freezer.

Leslie - Spot wash your frig as it needs it. Use plasticware and paper plates for outside dining. You’ll won’t have to spend as much time cleaning up.

Martha's list in the living room: □ Rotate heavy curtains, rugs, and throws for lightweight ones.  

Leslie - Instead just pop the curtains into the dryer and leave on a light toss for 10-15 minutes. That will knock the dust off and you won’t have to go through washing, drying and ironing.

Martha's list in the outdoor spaces: □ Clean gutters. □ Scrub outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and awnings. □ Scrub porch ceilings and walls. □ Scrubs porch floors, decks, patios, the driveway, and walkways. □ Wash light-fixture covers.

Leslie - Get yourself an electric blower and a power washer. These two things can help you clean your outdoor space easily without scrubbing or brushing. Use the blower to remove dirt and debris from your patio, deck and even the sides of your house. The power washer will clean off your outdoor furniture, fences and light fixtures.

Martha's list in the utility spaces: □ Clean the attic and basement, giving away or discarding unwanted items. □ Remove lint from the hose attached to the back of the clothes dryer. □ Vacuum and mop attic and basement floors.

Leslie - Focus on the dryer vent and the garage. These two things can’t be cleaned in cold weather correctly so focus on them in the summer. The dryer vent can be cleaned with a special dryer vent tool that goes inside the piping and pulls out the buildup. Clean the garage by putting everything out in the driveway and using a blower to clean out all the buildup from the winter months. Forget the broom – just blow it out.

Martha's list throughout the house: □ Dry-clean non-machine-washable window treatments. □ Dust radiators. □ Launder machine-washable window treatments. □ Oil window and door hinges. □ Polish metal door and window hardware. □ Remove, wash, and store storm windows. □ Reseal stone surfaces. □ Reseal grout. □ Send area rugs without backings out for professional cleaning. □ Shampoo wall-to-wall carpets and area rugs with backings. □ Steam-clean upholstery.□ Strip and rewax vinyl and linoleum floors. □ Take books off shelves; dust shelves and books. □ Vacuum and wipe walls and ceilings. □ Wash windows and window screens. □ Wax wood furniture. □ Wax wood, stone, concrete, brick, and unglazed tile floors.

Leslie -  This entire list can be done in the fall except for cleaning your windows and screens. Instead of removing and washing screens, just wipe them with a large looped microfiber cloth. The microfiber will capture the dust on the screen and make it look as clean as if you washed it.

For more tips, tricks and techniques join Leslie's email list at www.greencleaningcoach.com

This episode is sponsored by

Maid Brigade

146: Ask Leslie
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 19:43
146: Ask Leslie

Welcome to "Ask Leslie". I've been getting bombarded with questions (which I love) and I thought I'd share the questions and the answers with you on this show. Question 1 How do you get burnt on food off a non-stick pan?

These are two tools you will need:

Xtreme SpongeGreen Clean Starter Kit I start with baking soda and work my way up to more aggressive products. You can also try my green cleaning scrub recipe:   Green Cleaning Scrub 1 cup baking soda 1 cup oxygen bleach or borax 1 cup table salt 10 drops essential oils Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the essential oils. Mix thoroughly and place in an airtight container.

 

Question 2 What are some ways to keep my home cooler this summer? I want to "summer-ize" my home in a green way.

  • Open you windows at night to let the cool air in. Close them in the morning before the temperature starts to rise
  • Keep curtains closed so the sunlight does not warm up the temperature inside. You can use reflective curtains to help keep the heat out, just like we use in the winter to keep the heat in.
  • If you are using an air conditioner, keep the temperature set at a comfortable temperature and leave it there. You spend more energy turning it off and on as the air conditioner has to work harder to cool the room down once it's heated up.
  • Try keeping doors closed to rooms that don't need to be air conditioned. 
  • Use room fans to keep the cool air circulating. Some rooms stay cooler than others, but by placing a fan in the doorway you can move the cool air to another room.
  • Use a dehumidifier in rooms other than the basement. An air conditioner is partly a dehumidifier, so by using one in the upstairs rooms, the air will feel cooler. 
  • Install ceiling fans in all your rooms if you can.
  • Wear cool clothing made from cotton or other light fabrics. 
  • Don't use the stove or oven during the day. Plan meals so that you can cook them when it's cool. Use your grill outside when you want to make some thing hot. The stove and oven will heat up the kitchen and make it hard to get cool again.
  • Switch out your light bulbs so that they are not producing heat when they are on. 
  • Switch your bedding to a nice fabric like cotton to absorb sweat and keep your body cool at night. Use a pillow that does not contain foam, but instead is make of buckwheat or bamboo. There are also some new "cool-gel" pillows designed to keep you cool at night. Some people even spray their sheet with a light mist of iced water scented with lavender to keep them cool while sleeping.
  • Drink lots of ice water during the day. The ice will work to keep your body temperature lower and keep you cooler.  

Find Leslie and her tips at www.greencleaningcoach.com

Join the conversation at www.cleangreenlivingcommunity.com

 

145: Sustainable Laundry Ideas
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 22:24
145: Sustainable Laundry Ideas

If you are looking to start "greening" up your home, one the best places to start is in your laundry room. That's right, with just a few ideas we can remove thousands of chemicals that your family is being exposed to. 

Do you have skin issues in your family? Start by switching out your laundry detergent with an old fashioned laundry SOAP. The science of laundry detergent is the deter-gent is a chemical that is something that is put into the fabric of your clothing during the wash cycle and is left there to "deter" dirt and oils from getting to the fabric. It acts like a shield to protect your clothing from the dirt and grime. Detergent acts like a shield against dirt, but also lays on your skin for 24 hours and after awhile your body starts to react with rashes and irritations. Most allergists don't even understand the science of detergent and how it works. That's why they never even ask you to try switching to a soap. Laundry soap works differently. It goes into your clothing and wraps itself around the dirt and oils and pulls them out of the clothing. It works differently, but the best  part is that it totally rinses out of your clothing, leaving them clean and free from chemicals.  In this episode I'm sharing my Great-grandmothers laundry soap recipe with you along with a DIY fabric softener and even some DIY dryer sheets. You can download a free PDF of the recipes here.

 

This show is sponsored by 

144: Going Natural With Your Weed Killer
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 12:54
144: Going Natural With Your Weed Killer

Going natural with your weed killer

In this podcast we are going to talk about some tips that block the weed seeds as well as make up a DIY weed killer.

Here are some tips on preventing weeds in your yard: 

  • Let your grass grow longer – prevents the seeds from getting to the dirt and germinating.
  • Use landscaping fabric or newspaper to block the seeds
  • Try pine bark mulch to stop those seeds. Use a good two inches of mulch to prevent the weeds.

Here are some tips on weed removal:

  • PULL THEM – It’s old fashioned but it does work! Buy a nice weed puller to help with the chore.
  • Boiling water – Use a pot of boiling water on the weeds.
  • DIY Weed Killer If you'd like a copy of my DIY weed killer, just click here and I'll give you a downloadable PDF with some tips and the recipe!

 

 

Other things you can try

Lemon juice – Lemon Juice is also a natural acid, just like vinegar and will work to kill weeds if sprayed on them. I don’t use lemon juice in my recipe as it’s much more expensive and vinegar is cheaper and you get much more for the same price.

Rubbing alcohol – Alcohol will work to burn the weeds too. You could add a ½ to the recipe if you like.

Corn Meal – Corn Meal works like the salt to pull the water out of the weed. It also works to suffocate it from the sun and the air. I’m not going to recommend it as it will leave your garden covered in a white powder and will need to be mulched into the soil.

Torching – This is a convenient way to remove weeds from a patio or drive way with cracks or seams. It doesn’t kill the root system. You could start with a torch to kill the weed and add the vinegar mixture afterward to kill the root system.

 

This podcast is sponsored by:

Maid Brigade

Consistent, Caring, Committed.

Expect more than clean. 

143: Mesothelioma - Causes and Preventions
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 19:22
143: Mesothelioma - Causes and Preventions

Today, I'm interviewing Alison Grimes from the Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center. 

What is Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is most commonly diagnosed in older individuals who worked with asbestos in an industrial setting. Prognosis for mesothelioma is poor, but early detection and newer treatment methods have given many patients hope for survival.

Causes of Mesothelioma

Asbestos is the only confirmed cause of mesothelioma. When inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers lodge in pleural tissue of the lungs, heart, or abdomen, causing inflammation and scar tissue that can eventually lead to tumors.

Key Points about Causes of Mesothelioma
  • The only proven cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure.
  • Work history, duration of exposure, and type of asbestos increase the risk of developing mesothelioma
  • Men over the age of 65 who worked in the military are most at risk.

When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers become airborne and may be swallowed or inhaled, eventually becoming lodged in the delicate lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. The fibers cause irritation and scarring, which can mutate, inhibiting the body’s natural cancer defenses. Eventually this scar tissue may develop into tumorous growths.

Symptoms of mesothelioma may appear anywhere from 10 – 50 years after exposure. While the connection between asbestos and deadly lung diseases was known prior to the 1900s in asbestos mine workers, it wasn’t until the 1960s that an official study linked asbestos exposure with incidents of mesothelioma and other related diseases.

You can get a free reference guide at this link.

142: Ticks And Tips To Get Rid Of Them
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 21:05
142: Ticks And Tips To Get Rid Of Them

It's tick season here in New England and I've heard it's going to be one of the worse ones ever. Everyone is asking about ways to repel them without using chemicals.  In this episode we talk about ways to repel and remove ticks from your home and your body.

Did you know?

Ticks feed on mice while they are small. So removing mice from your home will get rid of the ticks too.

Ticks are arachnids and are smaller than a period on this page. Make sure you can identify a tick.

Ticks carry more than just Lyme's Disease. They are carriers of numerous different diseases and bacteria.

Nymphs are baby ticks that usually can't get any higher than your ankles. Make sure to wear white socks that are tucked in. Once they get on you they can crawl anywhere.

Ticks don't latch on immediately. They look for thinner skin that they can penetrate such as behind your ears or on your scalp.

If you've been outside, take a shower right away and check and scrub everywhere!

Ticks like humid areas so if you keep your lawn manicured they will likely move to a woodsy area.  You can edge your yard with mulch or gravel to create a buffer between the lawn and wooded areas.

Make up a DIY Tick Repellant. You can download the recipe here.

     

141: Project Pawsitive
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 29:38
141: Project Pawsitive

The Project Pawsitive Foundation is a team of excited (maybe even hyper!), enthusiastic, and caring friends in the construction and business industries who love to surprise deserving animal rescues in need of great repair with amazing facility renovations.

Renovations are filmed to take viewers on the team’s quest and get a first-hand look at why so many rescues are in desperate need of help, the importance of animal adoption, and how to prevent animal cruelty.

Whether you are a volunteer at a local shelter, or someone who has rescued many animals, you know how important a rescue shelter is in saving the lives of innocent animals. There are literally thousands of animal shelters around the country working tirelessly to save and rescue millions of animals each year. The financial burden it leaves on many facilities is devastating. Crumbling foundations, leaking roofs, frozen waterlines, and rusted kennels lead to increased stress on the animals and lowered adoption rates because people think it’s simply too sad to visit a place in ruins. Together, we can rebuild these terrible tragedies.

Through the eight years Project Pawsitive has been in service to the animal community, they have significantly increased adoption rates by over 50% in some cases and reduced euthanasia rates by over 60% in others. They’ve created an atmosphere that fosters reduced stress on the rescues and increases morale around the entire facility. These renovations are not about making a beautiful transformation, they are about changing the stigma about shelters and creating an environment that makes the rescue animals more adoptable.

Their mission goes nowhere without your support. You can become a member of The Pawsitive Club by donating $10 a month. They have a goal to renovate four amazing shelters in 2017 and get thousands more beautifully-innocent animals adopted!

You can visit their web site at www.projectpawsitive.org 

 

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This podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade

 

 

140: Poisioned - By A Building! With Alan Bell
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 34:18
140: Poisioned - By A Building! With Alan Bell

After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida’s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he’d been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell’s rapidly declining health forced him to flee his glamorous Miami life to a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert. As his career and marriage dissolved, Bell pursued medical treatments in a race against time, hoping to stay alive and raise his young daughter, his one desperate reason to keep going. He eventually discovered he wasn’t poisoned by a criminal, but by his office building. His search for a cure led him to discover the horrifying truth: his tragedy was just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of people fall ill and die each year because of toxic chemical exposures―without knowing they’re at risk. Stunned by what he discovered, Bell chose to fight back, turning his plight into an opportunity. Despite his precarious health, he began collaborating with scientists dedicated to raising awareness about this issue. Soon, he also found himself drawn back into the legal field, teaming up with top lawyers fighting for those who had already fallen ill. Both a riveting medical mystery and a cautionary tale, this book puts a human face on the hidden truths behind toxic dangers assaulting us in our everyday environments―and offers practical ways to protect ourselves and our children.

Allan is offering all of my listeners his 21 tips on keeping your home free from toxins - without a huge investment of money. Just like he stated in my interview, people are suffering from chemical sensitivities but don't have the budgets for some of the solutions. Download his 21 tips today and learn how you can detox your home.

You can follow Allan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alanbellauthor/ 

Twitter: @alan_poisoned

Instagram: alanbell_poisoned

Or on his website at www.alanbell.me where you can download a free chapter of his book, Poisoned

Today's podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade. Having a shorter to-do list means getting more important stuff done and enjoying more quality time. But our lives are so busy these days that our to-do lists are only getting longer. This is the reason people choose Maid Brigade cleaning services

   

 

 

139: Welcome to the new way of farming with Fresh Box Farms
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139: Welcome to the new way of farming with Fresh Box Farms

FreshBox Farms’ indoor hydroponic farms are bringing fresh produce closer to your home by breaking down the old barriers set by traditional farming. Their produce is delivered to stores within 24 hours of harvest; often in the same day. Growing indoors at their farm in Millis, Massachusetts, means their greens are always in-season, and are available FRESH all year-round.

FreshBox Farms’ greens are of the highest quality and grown purely, without ever using pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or any other chemicals. Their crops are never genetically modified and proudly verified by the Non-GMO Project.

FreshBox Farms’ greens are clean from seed to your kitchen! Most other greens are triple-washed in chemicals because they are grown in dirt, exposed to pollutants, and handled by many people as they are transported thousands of miles. In comparison, their products are grown in climate-controlled, clean, indoor environments and are handled using only the best practices to maintain their cleanliness.

Kosher Certified Kosher Certified – All of the greens are certified as adhering to the highest Kosher standards by KVH Kosher, one of the top Kosher certification agencies in North America. This serves as a testament to the purity and integrity of the farm’s operation.

 

 

 

 

 

FreshBox Farms grows indoors by using Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) where their modern-day farmers provide the perfect temperature, humidity, and lighting for their crops to grow hydroponically. Because hydroponics allow the plant roots to sit directly in water to receive nutrients, they use 99% less water than field farming. Their indoor growing system allows them to grow vertically on shelves using a much smaller footprint; depending on the crop grown, one of their 320 square foot farms can yield as much as nineteen-acres of farmland.

Hydroponic Enclosures

All of their produce is grown hydroponically in specially outfitted enclosures. Each unit operates on its own as a fully sustainable farm with its environment carefully managed through mechanical and digital controls. This means year-round quality food production without the need to transport food cross-country. A clean growing environment also means no need for pesticides or herbicides.

Seedlings

Their seedlings start off as tiny little plants neatly contained in cork-sized blocks. They grow all of their seedlings themselves from carefully selected, non-GMO seeds. From there they are planted in a hydroponics system and nurtured, to grow to larger full sized plants for harvest.

Harvesting & Packaging

Each vegetable is harvested using their proprietary system, by their Harvest team, who wear gloves to prevent contamination. The produce is then packaged locally and shipped locally – ready to go on store shelves often within hours!

Local Stores That Carry Their Products

For more information - download this article to learn about hydroponics and the differences in growing techniques.

 

 

 

KVH Kosher Certified

138: Spring Organizing with Sarah from Organizing U
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2017-09-22 15:27:56 UTC 26:22
138: Spring Organizing with Sarah from Organizing U

Spring is here. The air is warmer, the sun is brighter and this motivates us to want to clear out the old and make everything fresh and new again. Here are three things you can do to get your home organized for spring.

1 Declutter The first and most important step in spring cleaning is to get rid of clutter. The less clutter you have, the easier it will be for you to clean and organize.

Whatever space you’re working in, you’ll want to start by sorting through everything and donate, recycle or toss any unused or unwanted items. Start with obvious junk like magazines and papers. Pay special attention to getting rid of anything past its prime by checking all expiration dates on canned goods, dry goods, medication, sunscreen and cosmetics. You will be surprised by how much is beyond the date and can move along, creating valuable space!

Getting rid of things can be a struggle for a lot of people. Make it easy on yourself and have trash and donation bags at the ready. Make sure you compile a list of local charities and what kind of donations they will accept.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while you’re decluttering. Be realistic about selling items. Is it really worth something? Will it be easy to sell? Will I get around to doing it (soon)? Ultimately, is it worth the time and effort? You can always donate the item instead.

Items for donation should be in good, usable condition. If it’s not, it should be recycled or tossed. Some donation locations will take stained, torn clothes for recycling.

Use Freecycle, craigslist, and local Facebook groups. These are a great way to sell or give away just about anything. You know what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Get it out of the house! You also want to make sure you get sale and donation items out ASAP. Nothing is more deflating than working really hard to clear out and clean up a space and keeping a pile of bags or boxes stacked in a corner. Likewise, nothing is more rewarding and inspiring than getting everything out the door and seeing all of the space you’ve re-claimed.

2 Put your winter clothes away (and organize your closet while you’re at it)

Spring is here! We can finally put away those bulky, itchy winter coats and sweaters and break out the sandals and shorts. Use this opportunity to clean out your closets and de-clutter your wardrobe.

The first step is to sort through everything. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn all season, anything that doesn’t fit or anything that is worn out. This goes for shoes and accessories as well as clothing. Don’t take up valuable storage space holding on to something you’re not going to wear again next year.

For seasonal clothing storage, use clear plastic bins and label them well. To keep suits and dresses from getting wrinkled, store them on a clothing rack in fabric bags. For long-term storage, make sure clothes can breathe. Wash the garments and store them in a breathable container, such as a rattan trunk or fabric case. Add cedar blocks to keep clothing-eating critters away.

To keep your closet organized, try one or all of these solutions: Use matching hangers to create a visually consistent look (Huggable Hangers help maximize hanging space). Organize clothing by type and/or color. Install a few hooks on an empty closet wall to hang belts, umbrellas and handbags. Pick up a clear, over-the-door shoe bag for small accessories such as hosiery, scarves and jewelry.

Don't overstuff. Keep your closet and drawers 80% full, so you can see and access everything easily. To keep clutter at bay, live by the rule: one item in, one item out. Love what you own and only own what you love!

3 Identify your clutter hot-spots and make them work for you. Organizing means everything needs to have a place. When deciding where to put items, it’s best to start by identifying your clutter hot-spots. We all have areas in our home where clutter tends to collect. We walk in the house and drop our mail on the counter and it piles up right there. Instead of fighting the habit, just contain it where it is. Look at where clutter collects and set up ways to organize it. Place a decorative bowl where you usually drop your keys. If your coat closet is on the other side of the house, then hang hooks where you tend to walk in the door. If mail and papers pile up on your counters, place a nice box or basket there to contain them until you have a chance to go through it all. Having items contained also helps when you need to do a quick clean up!

For the rest of Sarah’s 10 Spring Organizing Tips – Click Here

Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 17 years of experience. She is the founder of Organizing Boston, the most renowned organizing firm in New England and winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.

Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

With a desire to help more people get organized, Sarah created Organizing U. Organizing U offers an organizing service directory, personal home organizing courses, and professional organizer training programs.

 

137: Do you know what's in your water?
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137: Do you know what's in your water?

Do you know what's in your water? Ask the community of Flint, Michigan that questions and they would say, "we do now".  But for those citizens of Flint its too late. They trusted their town officials and look where it got them. 

In reality, there is no way to really know what is in your water unless you get it tested. And tested regularly.  Testing your water can be very expensive. Some people who have wells get their water tested on a regular basis and can pay up to $250 dollars per test. That's very expensive and probably not in your budget.

The biggest problem for the community of Flint was not the bad smell or the cloudy looking water. It was the lead that was leeching into the water from the pipes. The lead was affected by the acidic water from the Flint River, which broke down the lead pipes and infiltrated the water

Along with lead, your water can also have things like pesticides, pharmaceuticals and even rocket fuel in it. And a typical pitcher water filter won't remove any of these chemicals. We feel good when we use a filtering water pitcher, but the truth is that it's only taking out chlorine. Our water is full of hundreds of different chemicals that can not be removed by the filter in a pitcher filtering system.

The best way to remove contaminates from your water is by using a four stage reverse osmosis water filter. These systems work incredibly well, but can be expensive to install. These systems are placed under the counter and have to be installed by a plumber. Also, the filters are extremely expensive to replace. For the first time ever there is now a 4 stage reverse osmosis countertop water purifier that will remove the contaminates in your water and not break your budget. The Aqua Tru countertop water purifier is the first in it's class.  In this podcast I interview the CEO and founder of Aqua Tru and you can hear for yourself how passionate he is about bringing truly clean water to the residents of our country.

The idea for Aqua Tru arose from the desire for pure drinking water without the financial expense or cost to the environment. For over 20 years, AquaTru inventor, Peter Spiegel, used a professionally installed, under-the-sink, reverse osmosis (RO) system to create pure drinking water in his home and office, but under-the-sink systems are extremely bulky and costly to purchase, install and maintain.

Peter knew there had to be a way to build an affordable, countertop RO water purifier that could be used right out of the box. After countless prototypes and over 5 years of working with a fantastic team of engineers and industrial designers, the AquaTru countertop RO water purifier is here.

Aqua Tru is now available for your home. And because you listen to this podcast and follow me - Aqua Tru is offering a $100 discount on the Aqua Tru system. I have been testing the Aqua Tru for over 9 months and I love the fact that I can have clean, filtered water without having to waste money buying plastic bottles of water at the grocery store. I've saved a ton of money and created a safer environment for my family.

 

136: Eating You Alive, Now What?
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136: Eating You Alive, Now What?

In my podcast, 135: Eating You Alive The Movie, we interviewed the director and co-producers of the movie, Eating You Alive.  We heard the health benefits of eating a plant based diet, but after the interview, we had a lot of comments saying they agree that they should switch to a plant based diet, but they don't know how. So I invited Nancy Addison back to the show to talk about becoming a healthy vegetarian.

Studies show that a plant based diet is the healing diet, and whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, paleo eater, raw foodist or someone who just wants to be healthier, when you add more plant based foods (fruits and vegetables) to your diet, your health is going to benefit. Many have called this books the quintessential encyclopedia of health because it is filled with well researched nutritional information that benefits everyone.   You will find out why Celebrity Chef and Nutrition Expert Nancy Addison has been sought out by  Doctors from all over the world as well as celebrities and other famous people like Larry Hagman, Linda Grey, Bob Fanucci, Sir Earl Toon, Bill Booth, Beth Morgan, Suzie Humphreys, Maryann De Leo and many others.   How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian includes links to FREE RESOURCES and SPECIAL GIFTS for readers only.   Nancy Addison is the author of numerous books on health and nutrition. She travels internationally speaking to corporations, groups and schools. She has workshops and classes and is a favorite media personality because of her glowing health and her radiant personality.   Nancy has been nice enough to offer a sample of her book - How To Become A Healthy Vegetarian for you to check out before you buy the book.  Find out why doctors and medical professionals recommend her book to their patients. Download your sample copy here:   Why Choose Vegetarianism_ Excerpt from the book- _How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian_ by Nancy Addison

135: Eating You Alive - A Documentary You Must See
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135: Eating You Alive - A Documentary You Must See

Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions. Despite countless dollars spent on medical research and drugs to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before. Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant- based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLZ-3X-B3XY&list=PLhYv43FcK4xm8WpKzIE0-MCSjSRXc3ySD

Advocates for this nutritional approach to wellness include Suzy Amis Cameron, James Cameron, Samuel L. Jackson and Penn Jillette as well as healthcare experts Doctors Dean Ornish, Neal Barnard, John McDougall, Joel Fuhrman, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Greger & T. Colin Campbell.

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

If you can't wait to see a screening in your area, you can buy the movie now at this link: https://www.diginextfilms.com/projects/eating-you-alive

I also interviewed Nancy Addison who was in the movie. Nancy is a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer has helped thousands of people overcome health disorders. Her book, “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian,” was written after years of research to find a cure for her own health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, Mediterranean cuisine, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy. Incorporating the most beneficial components of each concept into her own system of health and healing, her success inspired her to share it with others.

Nancy is offering a sample of her book: How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian to all my listeners.  You can download it here  If you want to purchase the entire book it is available on Amazon*, or on Nancy's website: 

134: Cleaning with water, salt, vinegar and a touch of electricity
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134: Cleaning with water, salt, vinegar and a touch of electricity

"We created Force of Nature because we don’t think families should have to trade off great cleaning results for safe ingredients."

Force of Nature is a small appliance that turns tap water plus a capsule of salt, water & vinegar into a cleaner & deodorizer that powers through odors, grease, grime, oil, sticky messes and soap scum as effectively as bleach.

Melissa Lush is one of the co-founders of Force of Nature.  She heads up marketing for the company, which means she works like crazy to introduce this amazing technology of electrolyzed water to families who are trying to avoid toxic chemicals.  She is the mother of a curious little boy (messy scientist, explorer & artist) and a very mischievous border collie (who never met a cabinet door he couldn't open). When she heard about electrolyzed water and started doing some research, she couldn't believe how unsafe even so-called "natural" cleaning products were. She was shocked about how hard it was for families with allergies, asthma, babies & small children like her own to avoid harmful chemicals because of the lax oversight of cleaning product manufacturers.

Melissa’s been fortunate enough to be part of Force of Nature since the very start, figuring out how to describe the product, how it works, what it's called, what the website looks like, etc.  And definitely testing the product on everything you can imagine - her husband makes fun of her because it's her answer to just about everything! Her family is in the blog, her house is in our ads, she does all the blogging, copywriting, social media, market research, photography, ad creative - a start up in every sense!  She believes it’s a true privilege to work for a company with such a great mission - helping families to keep their homes safe from toxic chemicals.

NEW Force of Nature lets you turn salt, water & vinegar into an all-purpose cleaner & deodorizer that’s as effective as bleach with no toxic chemicals.

We have a special offer for you for listening. You can get a free product guide by clicking here and downloading.  You can also get $35 off your purchase of a new Force of Nature by using the coupon code GreenClean35

 

133: Cleaning without chemicals with E-Cloth
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133: Cleaning without chemicals with E-Cloth

Chemical Free Cleaning. This isn’t some marketing gimmick and E-cloth is not an As Seen On TV disappointment that you hear about on the evening news - In fact,e-cloth is featured in the May issue of Real Simple and has been rated Best of the Best in three separate categories! Chemical Free Cleaning isn’t a product as much as a lifestyle change. Choosing to clean differently in order to clean better with less effort, and make your home safer by eliminating toxic chemicals.

e-cloth is just a better cloth and a better clean! Scientifically Better

The best microfiber cloths on the market have between 90,000 and 200,000 fibers per square inch (MOST cloths being sold only have 25,000-75,000). E-cloths have 3.1 Million* fibers per inch. This is possible because they've developed a better manufacturing process – using technology to be better. Why are fibers important? The cloths are made of polyester and nylon, so they don’t “absorb” anything. Water, dirt, oil, grease, grime and even bacteria are trapped within the fibers – so the more fibers you have the better the cloth works. Think of it as millions of tiny hands grabbing onto everything on the surface of your counter-top or sink.

The cloth is also proven to remove over 99% of bacteria from a hard surface.  These cloths don’t kill bacteria, they collect bacteria from surfaces.  This is another benefit of all of those fibers – they literally scrape the surface clean at a microbial level.  The best part – when you run this cloth under hot water in your sink, all but .01% of that bacteria, dirt, oil and grease is released from the cloth down the sink.  So, there is virtually no transfer back onto clean surfaces.

A Better Clean

E-cloth is the best clean you can give your home or office.  Using an e-cloth and just water can give your home the best clean it’s ever had with less effort and expense than your current cleaning method.

E-cloth is the best solution for the tough cleaning challenges like windows, stainless steel, bathrooms, and kitchen countertops.

Your windows and mirrors be crystal clear clean and the glass is left lint-free and streak free. Your stainless steel surfaces will be smudge-free and fingerprint-free. Kitchen surfaces from counter-tops to sinks, stoves, and microwaves all clean up quickly and completely using just an e-cloth and water.

Better for your Family

 A surface cleaned with an e-cloth is free of two potentially harmful things: cleaning chemicals and bacteria. One of the scariest things ever written is this excerpt from a Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons study:

“Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women working away from the home.” A 15 year study concluded that it is directly linked to the toxic household chemicals in the home.

The National Research Council reports that “No toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday use products.” Not only do you not know what chemicals you're exposing your family to, there isn’t a way to find out.

These chemicals leave residue on every surface of the home. Eliminating them is good for you and your family. We all know why it’s important to get rid of bacteria, but the chemicals we’ve been using to kill them might be just as harmful to us.

Better for the environment

“How can a cloth made of polyester and nylon be good for the environment?” In this interview you will here the answer. E-cloths come with a 300 Wash Guarantee. You do daily cleaning with e-cloth and rinse the cloth out in the sink under hot water. Once each week, wash the cloth with your regular wash (do not use bleach or fabric softener) and they are ready for another week of cleaning. If you wash the cloth once each week, the cloths are guaranteed for about 6 years of cleaning. In six years, how many paper towels, wipes, spray cans and bottles of chemicals will you go through?

Eliminating or reducing the use of household cleaning chemicals is a major benefit to the environment. Those chemicals go down our drains and remain on surfaces in our homes. The cans and bottles they are sold in end up in our landfills forever. An e-cloth and just water avoids all of this mess.

Paper towels are also a huge burden on the environment. According to the EPA, “every day 3,000 tons of used paper towels are discarded in landfills”. It takes 51,000 trees per day to replace those used paper towels. By using an e-cloth to wipe up spills and accomplish those quick cleaning tasks, your home gets a more thoroughly cleaned surface, you save the cost of the paper towel and the waste doesn’t end up in our landfill. That is a lot of benefit from one simple change.

E-cloth really is a better cloth and a better clean. Still not convinced? Buy a Window Pack and try it. They stand behind their products 100% and if you’re not satisfied, they will refund your money. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Use the coupon code GreenClean and get 20% off any and all of their products for a limited time!

132: A New Type of Air Pollution in Your Home EMFs
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132: A New Type of Air Pollution in Your Home EMFs

  Clean your home from a new type of air pollution: EMFs

 Things we talk about in this episode: 

- Why are EMFs considered a type of air pollution, and how can they affect our health?

 

- How are we exposed to EMFs in the home?

 

- What inspired you to learn about EMF pollution in the home?

 

- Have you experienced any health benefits from reducing EMFs in your home?

 

- What are the first steps that someone should take to reduce EMF exposure in the home?

 

- Last year you released a book, and now you have a series of online courses that help others to reduce their toxic exposures. What can you tell me about them?

 Sophia’s work:

Sophia is about to launch the Airplane Mode Challenge: It’s a 7 day challenge, which will inspire and empower participants to reduce their EMF exposures, and allow them to compare their experiences with others who join the challenge. It’s all done online: through email and a private Facebook group. Join today by visiting Sophia’s website—Nontoxicliving.tips—the challenge begins on Monday, January 23rd!

 

Sophia’s social channels:

Twitter: @SophiaGushee

Instagram: @SophiaGushee

Facebook: Facebook.com/SophiaRuanGushee

 

Discount for Leslie’s audience:

20% off any online d-tox course, with the exclusive code: CleanGreenTalk20.

 

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/dr-oz-investigation-what-you-need-know-you-dine-out-again?video_id=4844038423001

131: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to your health Part 3
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131: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to your health Part 3

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

  Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

130: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient To Your Health - Part 2
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130: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient To Your Health - Part 2

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

  Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

129: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to Your Health
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129: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to Your Health

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

 

Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

128: Living The Zero Waste Lifestyle
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128: Living The Zero Waste Lifestyle

A French-born artist with a hugely popular blog on zero waste living, Bea Johnson has appeared on The Today Show, NBC and CBS news, and been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, People and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) and online publications, including Huffington Post and USA Today.

Bea Johnson is a native of France and currently lives in Mill Valley, California. She adopted the Zero Waste lifestyle in 2008, along with her family, have changed their lives for the better. They not only feel happier, but also say they lead more meaningful lives that are based on experiences instead of stuff.

Her blog and bestselling book, Zero Waste Home (available in 12 languages), have launched a global movement, inspiring thousands of people throughout the world to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

Bea proposes a simple guideline, her 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (and only in that order). Bea’s vocation is to shatter misconceptions associated with the Zero Waste lifestyle and to prove that waste-free living can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She also is the winner of The Green Awards, and has been invited to speak at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the world to share her journey and tips. As a spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle, she also provide consulting services on sustainable product conception, waste reduction, and minimalism.

 

For tips and insights on the waste-free lifestyle, join her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@zerowastehome). You can also purchase her book, Zero Waste Home on Amazon.

 

 

 

127: bObsweep - More Than Just A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
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127: bObsweep - More Than Just A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Take a look at why we love bObsweep! This heavy-duty hair handler is always reining in the cats' and dogs' fur. Like a magician it makes pet hair disappear. 

Large and in charge, Bob PetHair excels with busy families with constantly shedding pets. Upgraded controls and a more intuitive interface set him apart from Bob Standard.

If you are thinking you need to get a bObsweep of your own - use the code:GREENBOB60  to get 60% off the list price on www.bobsweep.com  You want to adopt a bObsweep today! 

Take Care of All the Pets Bob’s heavy-duty build tackles all the shed fur, pet dander, litter, and kibble that our furry family members leave behind. The perfect pet care companion. Extra Long Main Brush Longest main brush in the industry covers more gound while lifting up more dirt in just a single sweep. Holds More, Empties Less Often Bob's 1000 mL dustbin packs more dirt than any other robotic vacuum's in the industry. Biggest Fan Club Over 100,000+ sold. PetHair is the bObsweep Bestseller. This Bob paved the way for us to push the robotics boundaries again with our best bots yet: bObsweep PetHair Plus and Junior by bObsweep.

126: Diabetes And Your Diet with Nancy Addison
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126: Diabetes And Your Diet with Nancy Addison

Diabetes And Your Diet gives you the power to make healthy choices. This comprehensive guidebook will help you to create long-term, sustainable, and life-enhancing strategies for preventing or reversing diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle. In this book, #1 bestselling author Nancy Addison inspires, motivates, and teaches easy-to-implement suggestions, as well as offers incredible insight into health and wellness for diabetics of all ages. Her book includes more than 65 diabetic-friendly recipes! Healthy foods combined with positive lifestyle tips equals a healthy life!

Join me as I talk to the author and my friend, Nancy Addison who is a Keynote Speaker, Raw Food Chef, Certified Health Counselor and Founder of Organic Healthy Lifestyle. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and travels internationally speaking at employee wellness programs, schools and corporate workshops. She has worked with celebrities and doctors internationally and has consulted in the wellness industry for over 20 years. She now commits her practice to exposing and educating audiences and clients on the effects of toxins found in our daily environment and eating healthier to stay younger looking and have a more energetic, optimum lifestyle. Nancy is an expert in diabetes, heart disease and cancer diets.

Download your sample of Nancy's book here

Bonus Holiday Episode: 20 Day Countdown To Clean
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Bonus Holiday Episode: 20 Day Countdown To Clean

Maid Brigade and I just worked on a 20 day challenge to get your home guest ready for the holidays.  By committing to work on one area of your home every day for just a few minutes you can have your home "guest ready".  You can read the entire blog post on Maid Brigade's blog and download their free PDF as well to help you keep on track. In 20 days you are going to be READY!

Here is a sample of the first steps:

125: Ed Roman - Rock Star and Environmentalist
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125: Ed Roman - Rock Star and Environmentalist

Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide. 

Ed is also a humanitarian. He has traveled the world, making a difference with his music and aid items. He and his wife recently went to Jamaica where they delivered humanitarian aid items and shot a music video.

“Jamaica is one of those places that is hard not to get involved. It boasts some of the most incredible musicians from our past and present like Bob Marley and the Chronixx, Jamaican culture oozes mystique and electricity that is unparalleled by most, it has beauty that is overwhelming everywhere you go from the simplicity of lifestyle to the incredible vegetation and horticulture all over this rock. Without sounding selfish Jamaica is one of those places which makes me feel human again. It allows me to live my life really without the constraints and technical lifestyle that I’ve been forced into in the Western Hemisphere or the quote unquote Babylon as Rasta culture tends to call it. There’s something sublime, erotic, alarming and ambrosia like about this beautiful place and my heart goes out to all the people of Jamaica for fighting the good fight and continuing on with their lives despite what happens to them. Jamaica, you made me stronger than I ever thought I could be. Thank you.”

You can see more about Ed, his music and his touring schedule at www.edroman.net  The song and the video are what we discussed in the interview. 

124: Acupuncture is so much more than needles.....
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124: Acupuncture is so much more than needles.....

Ali VanderBaan is an acupuncturist and herbalist with a passion for educating and empowering her patients to cultivate sustainable wellness in the midst of their busy lives.

Ali graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Psychology.  After working in psychiatric research at Brown University, she decided to pursue a career in which she could have a more direct impact on the health and well-being of her patients.  She received her Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited institution for Oriental Medicine in the United States.  She completed over 700 hours of clinical internship in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with renowned Chinese medical practitioners, Winnie Chow and Yan Ping Jin.  

She also received her Master's Degree in Pain Management from Tufts University School of Medicine, culminating in her dissertation on mindfulness meditation combined with acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain.  

Ali continues to enhance her practice with extensive post-graduate continuing education training inWomen's Health, Infertility, Pregnancy, and Pain Management.  

Combining a passion for whole health with her academic and clinical expertise, Ali provides a truly integrative style of care with comprehensive and customized treatment plans to help her patients achieve their unique wellness goals.  By partnering with her patients, Ali aims to empower them to take an active role in holistically restoring balance and cultivating sustainable wellness. 

You can visit her website at www.yintuitionwellness.com  She is also offering you a "Free Starter Guide to Health", which you can download at this link for my show freebie

123: Solutionsology Radio with Leslie Reichert
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123: Solutionsology Radio with Leslie Reichert

This is a different show for me. I'm actually sharing an interview I did with Solutionsology Radio.  We talked about the fact that people are really realizing the cleaning products they use in their homes really does affect their health. I share some simple solutions for pest control, weed control and even my "Happy Hour Cleaner' recipe. 

All the listeners were offered a free copy of my newest book - The Joy of Green Cleaning for New Parents. You don't have to be a new parent to enjoy the recipes in this book. Just go to my free book offer and enter your email and you'll get my free book in minutes. 

You can learn more about Solutionsology Radio at www.solutionsology.com 

122: Detoxing Your Home
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122: Detoxing Your Home

This show is one of my favorites (and not because it's just me on the show). I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at the Gloria Gemma event in Providence called Passport to Wellness. This event is a free healthy living expo offering health, wellness, cancer care information and resources. 

One area that is never talked about with cancer patients or survivors is the toxic chemicals that are found in your home. Carol, the administrator at the Gloria Gemma Foundation, was a two time cancer survivor when I met her. She came to one of my workshops and was surprised to learn that Comet has 7 known carcinogens in it. (Per EWG.org).   I showed her how to mix up a simple substitute cleaner with just baking soda, salt and oxygen bleach that works better than Comet. This led to me teaching other survivors and patients that we really need to look at what we are using in our homes and try to remove those things that can hurt our families. 

This year I did a presentation called Detox Your Home.  I am including the slide show along with the audio. This is a simple overview of some simple steps to help you get started detoxing your home.  I hope you enjoy the presentation and if you have any questions you can always email me at Leslie@greencleaningcoach.com 

If you want to get started switching out your cleaning chemicals, download my free new book called, The Joy of Green Cleaning For New Parents. Even if you're not a new parent, there are lots of free DIY recipes that you can use to detox your home. 

If you need some tools to get you started on your path to a toxic-free home, you may want to invest in my Green Clean Starter Kit. This gives you 101 DIY recipes, bottles, tools and a DVD to get you started and it's only $49 (free shipping)

Happy Detoxing!!

121: Silent Spring Study - You Have Toxic Dust In Your Home!
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121: Silent Spring Study - You Have Toxic Dust In Your Home!

 

 

Silent Spring Institute's new study reveals the top 10 consumer product chemicals in dust that can harm humans.

"Household dust exposes people to a wide range of toxic chemicals from everyday consumer products, according to a new study. These are chemicals found in consumer products and building materials and have been associated with numerous health effects including cancer, hormone disruption, and development and reproductive problems.

The study is the first comprehensive analysis of toxic chemicals in house dust, compiling data from more than two dozen studies throughout the United States. It reveals what the average American is likely exposed to on a routine basis. “We’ve known, from our previous research, that these chemicals can end up in indoor dust,” says co-author Robin Dodson, an environmental exposure scientist at Silent Spring Institute. “Now we can say with confidence that these chemicals are in fact pervasive in U.S. homes, which is highly concerning given the possible health effects.”

Want a cleaver way to avoid toxins in your everyday products? Download Silent Spring's new app called "DETOX ME".  It's been called the most reliable clean lifestyle guide that empowers you to eliminate toxic chemicals from your daily use. http://silentspring.org/detoxme/#first

Robin Dodson is a research scientist with expertise in exposure assessment and indoor air pollution. She is currently working on developing innovative exposure assessment methods for cohort studies and intervention studies aimed at reducing indoor pollution.

Dr. Dodson recently completed her doctorate in environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Working with Drs. Deborah Bennett, Jonathan Levy, James Shine, and Jack Spengler, she designed and conducted an exposure study in the Boston area focusing on residential and personal exposures to volatile organic compounds, such as chloroform from heated tap water, benzene from attached garages, and formaldehyde from home furnishings. She developed a model to evaluate the potential impacts of chemicals on residential exposure in secondary areas, such as basements, attached garages, and apartment hallways. She developed a personal exposure model based on time-weighted microenvironmental concentrations to determine how people are exposed to volatile organic compounds. In addition, she evaluated methods for leveraging existing residential concentration data to model residential concentrations for potential study populations. As a graduate student, she also contributed to two studies focusing on asthma in lower-socioeconomic-status urban residences in the Boston area.

Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Dodson worked at Menzie-Cura and Associates, where she contributed to both human and ecological risk assessments and the development of environmental health educational materials under a grant from the National Institutes of Health. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s in environmental studies from Bates College, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, and a master’s in environmental science and risk management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

120: Non Toxic Dryer Balls and Much More!
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120: Non Toxic Dryer Balls and Much More!

WOOLZIES was started in 2011 when Kathy, a mother of 5, was frustrated with all the chemicals that were contained in household products – even products that were considered ‘natural.’ Being a woman of action, she decided to address this problem: starting with fabric softener and then moving onto other essential household products.Maid Brigade.comMaid BrigadeToday's podcast was brought to you by Maid Bridgade

Since then, their best-selling product – WOOLZIES All Natural Dryer Balls – has become the #1 wool dryer balls in America. Their full range of WOOLZIES products deliver great results – all without harming your health or the environment.

they continue to be a small family-owned and operated company nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of Southern New York. And more than ever, they are committed to operating a responsible, socially sustainable and environmentally-friendly company.

In my conversation with Kathy we discussed how the Woolzie balls are made and how much work it takes to bring a high quality product to the market. Kathy has just developed a new laundry soap and an entire line of essential oils.  She is giving my listeners 15% off their orders by using the coupon code WOOLZIES15  that you can use in the checkout of her site: www.woolzies.com

You can also see the actual products we talk about in this youtube video I created. Sometimes, its fun to actually SEE what we are talking about! https://youtu.be/5XfWSsbhI9M

Today's podcast was brought to you by Maid Brigade

 

119: Meet Jenna from GreenBlender
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119: Meet Jenna from GreenBlender

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This quote says it all when it comes to starting out your day with a super food smoothie - "You don't know how bad you feel until you start feeling good". 

You can start feeling better by starting your day with a healthy smoothie. But who has all the right ingredients ready for a smoothie every morning. Well if you subscribe to GreenBlender you'll have everything you need to start your day off with a fresh - healthy smoothie. It's absolute genius!  Getting supper food smoothie ingredients delivered right to your door.

You can look inside the box with me here:

How it works: Each week, you'll get 5 new smoothie recipes and all the pre-portioned ingredients you'll need to make 10 smoothies. Their recipes are hand crafted (by Jenna, the smoothie guru) to ensure they're packed with flavor and nutrients. They only use the best produce and super foods, and focus on working with organic and local farms, to create a uniquely balanced menu.

Jenna tells me all you need is water, ice and a blender. They believe it's important to build a relationship with what you consume. That's why their recipes are more than just a list of ingredients, but a course in micro-biology. As you blend, you'll learn how their carefully crafted smoothies will nourish your body and mind. That's knowledge you can taste.

Jenna says you are what you drink. Their smoothies are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and fiber. Their benefits are endless: clearer skin, heightened mental clarity, increased energy, and weight loss. And, their nutrients are known to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Each original recipe yields two 12oz servings. It's the perfect size to share with someone you love. You can find a "smoothie buddy" and share the subscription.

We also talked about getting the right blender. Jenna loves her Vitamix and highly recommends them, but any good quality blender will do the trick.

Note: Did you know that Vitamix sells refurbished units on Amazon? They are backed by a 30 day guarantee and a 5 year warranty! *

Jenna wants you to try some of her recipes for smoothies for free. She gave us 5 recipes to try. You can download them here.  Or you can just send me a text at the number 44222 and text me the message download119 - I'll send you back a link to download them!

If you like the idea of getting all the ingredients delivered to your door, then you want to go to www.greenblender.com and when you check out - use the coupon code: greenclean. Jenna is giving us all 20% off our first box!

You can find out more about GreenBlender on:

Facebook  www.facebook.com/greenblender

Twitter  www.twitter.com/greenblender

Instagram  www.instagram.com/green_blender

 

 

 

118: Trash is for Tossers with Lauren Singer
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118: Trash is for Tossers with Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company The Simply Co..

An Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the amount of trash that she has produced over the past four years can fit inside of a 16 oz mason jar.

Through her blog, she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package free, making their own products, and refusing plastic and single use items.

Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, NBC, AOL, Vogue, CNN, Yahoo, Fox Business, BBC, and NPR amongst others.

 In this interview we talk about her TED Talk which you can see here

:https://youtu.be/pF72px2R3Hg

And we also talk about her YouTube videos which are great instructional videos if you want to DIY and use less trash. Trash is for Tossers - YouTube Videos

Her blog, Trash is for Tossers, gives you lots of things to think about as well as alternatives to some of the things you don’t think you can live without.

After talking with Lauren, I took my stainless steel thermos to Dunkin Donuts and asked if I could get a refill instead of using a disposable cup. Not only did they say yes, but they also gave me a discount. I’ve found that every Dunkin Donut’s franchise will give you a discounted price for refilling! I’ve learned that is actually saves money to save trash!

Lauren also told us about her laundry soap company called The Simply Co.  

About a year into blogging, she noticed a trend. Many of her readers were writing to her saying that they loved the idea of her toxic free and sustainable cleaning products, but they didn’t have the time to make them themselves. They wanted to know what cleaning products they could buy in stores that were as sustainable as the ones they could make at home.

So Lauren searched high and low. She began reading the label of every cleaning product and researching all of their properties, and then she learned a few things that changed her life forever:

There are over 85,000 industrial chemicals out there and a majority of them are not even tested for safety and on top of that cleaning product manufacturers are not legally required to list their ingredients on their packaging.  

Lauren knew that was not okay. Consumers, unquestionably, have a right to know what is in the products they are using in their homes and on their bodies, so she decided to do something about it. She quit her job as Sustainability Manager at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, launched a Kickstarter campaign, and The Simply Co. was born.

Lauren is giving all of my listeners a 10% discount on their orders. Just go to www.simplyco.com and in the checkout use the code "greencleaning".  Thanks for all your support. Please feel free to share this coupon with your friends and family. Together we can change the world!

117: Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig
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117: Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of Whole30.

What is the Whole30?* (www.whole30.com)

Established by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig (of Whole9) in April 2009, the Whole30® is an original nutritional program designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff.

So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

In this interview Melissa talks about the very FIRST Whole30 as well as gives us a sneak peak into her new book: Food Freedom Forever, which is what to do after you've finished your Whole30.  Her book won't be out until October, but if you want to get started, you can order her first book which is called, It Starts With Food.

After trying the challenge you may find that you want to continue eating "cleaner" and if that's the case you can get Melissa's Whole30 Cookbook.

Melissa also offered us a free shopping list, so that you know what to buy during your first "Whole30" visit to the grocery store. Shopping during the Whole30 can take a lot of time and research. You'll learn to read labels and find you'll have lots of questions. This shopping guide will make your first Whole30 a touch easier. Get your free shopping list here  Or you can text the words "download117" to the number 44222 and I'll send you the link to the free shopping list.

Have you done a Whole30 already?  I'm in the middle of my forth and I'm actually loving it. I have dealt with inflammation in my lower back for years and now that I'm eating cleaner, I'm feeling great. I do notice that when I'm not on the program, and eat something with gluten or sugar, I tend to get a flair up. Eating cleaner has changed my life and my body. Doing a Whole30 is not hard. As Melissa says "It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You’ve done harder things than this, and you have no excuse not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."

What you will find out about doing the Whole30 Challenge? It really does start with food.

You can find out more about the Whole30 at: www.whole30.com

There is lots of support on their facebook page too. www.facebook.com/whole30

And great recipe ideas on instagram  www.instagram.com/whole30

 

116: Preparing Your Home For A Disaster - w/ Service Master by Gilmore
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116: Preparing Your Home For A Disaster - w/ Service Master by Gilmore

Today I'm talking with Sarah from Service Master by Gilmore which is located outside of Boston, MA. Sarah has been with the company for quite a while and has some great tips on avoiding accidents in a home as well as some great advice should a disaster happen. 

Our freebie for today is a list of do's and don'ts you need to know should you have a water damage loss in your home. Download this special PDF from Service Master and put is somewhere safe so that if you have a water loss you can refer to it. 

Download now

 

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115: Oil Pulling - Detoxing your mouth & body with olive oil
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115: Oil Pulling - Detoxing your mouth & body with olive oil

Have you ever heard of "oil pulling"?  This is a simple yet very effective way to detox your mouth and your body. By simply putting a teaspoon of olive oil in your mouth and swishing for 1-2 minutes you can see immediate results.  The olive oil pulls toxins out of your mouth and tongue and leaves your with whiter teeth and fresher breath. 

Make sure you are using an organic olive oil. Remember, everything you put in your mouth goes straight into your blood stream so you want to use a pure, organic olive oil.

I interviewed Allison, from Bragg's Live Foods in this short interview.  After interviewing Patrica Bragg, her assistant, Allison came on and I recorded her experiences with oil pulling. Allison is very knowledgeable and I know you will enjoy her comments about using Bragg's olive oil for everything from a moisturizer to an ear cleaner. 

Bragg's Live Foods is giving you a free sample of their organic olive oil if you click the link below and fill out the order form. You do need to enter a credit card, but it's just to validate yourhttp://www.maidbrigade.com shipping address. There will be no charges entered to your card. This sample is absolutely FREE!

Olive oil sample

This podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade and SpeedCleaning.com

I'd also really appreciate it if you could fill out this simple survey about yourself. I'm looking to add advertising to my show to help defer costs and bring you the best of Clean Green Living. https://survey.libsyn.com/cleangreentalk

114: Eggs, Beef & Your Local Farmer
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114: Eggs, Beef & Your Local Farmer

In today's show I interview "regenerative farmer", Wenona Boucher from Chockalog Farm in Uxbridge, MA

We discussed her term, regenerative farming, which is not just organic, but also leaving the land better than you found it. She advises that we should look beyond organic and go back to heritage breeds of chickens and cows.

Wenona told us what we should be looking for when buying eggs. Labeling has become very deceptive and buying cage free or free range may not be your best choice.  She said you want to buy an egg that has come from a pasture raised chicken. This means that the chicken is eating grass and bugs versus feed.  You can download my shopping guide for eggs at this link. Or you can text me at 44222 and send me the word download114 and I will send you the infographic about shopping for eggs. 

We also talked about grass-fed beef which for Wenona means nothing. You can have a cow that has been grass fed most of it's life, but they can finish it off with grain and antibiotics. Grain causes "leaky gut"  symptom in cows which is why they need the antibiotics.  This also causes the contents in their bowels to leak into their blood stream.  You can listen to her description of how this affects us as human beings in the podcast.

You can find out more about Chockalog Farm on Facebook.

In this show I also mentioned the new private Facebook group I have started with 20+ of my green living experts. We are called "The Green Crew" and together we are going to help you with all your questions about living a cleaner, greener lifestyle. You can join for free and after the first 30 days it is a small monthly investment. This group offers information that you won't find anywhere else as well as a weekly live FB chat with me or one of our experts. You can ask us anything during the chats. What a great way to have direct access to experts that can help you! 

If you want to get your free first month, just use this link and you'll be on your way to a cleaner, greener lifestyle. 

Yes, I want to join "The Green Crew"!

This episode was sponsored by

Maid Brigade and SpeedCleaning.com

113: Patricia Bragg Shares Her Clean Green Lifestyle
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113: Patricia Bragg Shares Her Clean Green Lifestyle

 Patricia has been health a pioneer for decades. The  Bragg company campaigns for a diet and lifestyle that is focused on natural live foods and a healthy regime for a vital and long life. These ideas, based around natural and organic foods, are gaining praise and acceptance world-wide.

The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle Motto: "You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do".

This is Patricia's second visit to Clean Green Talk. You can listen to her first interview in episode #50. In this interview you get to hear a little more about her private life and some of the celebrities she has helped in the past, including Steve Jobs and Katy Perry. Patricia has a wonderful, caring personality and she is  motivated every day to keep getting the word out about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

I wanted to talk with Patricia about water and discuss her book: Water, The Shocking Truth. She shares with us some of the principles in the book and reasons that we should purify our water.   

Along with being with me on this interview, Patricia has giving you a "freebies" which is a handout called "What is Apple Cider Vinegar?" It is a three page handout that answers all your questions about ACV and it's just for you from Patricia. You can either text me at the number 44222 with the message "download 113" or you can click this link and enter your email address and I will send it to you right away.

112: Dr Jason Marshall (TURI Labs) Talks About The Science Of Green Cleaning
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112: Dr Jason Marshall (TURI Labs) Talks About The Science Of Green Cleaning

Dr. Jason Marshall is the director of the TURI Labs at the UMASS Lowell campus. The Cleaning Laboratory tests the performance of both industrial and janitorial cleaning products to encourage companies, institutions, and product formulators to choose and develop safer substitutes. Whether you're a metal finishing company, product formulator, facility manager or any organization looking for safer cleaning products and processes, the TURI Laboratory can help.

The Cleaning Laboratory's mission since its inception in 1994, is to focus on cleaning methods and chemistries to evaluate the effectiveness of different cleaners and equipment for a variety of substrates and soils.

EPA's Design for Environment, now Safer Choice, recognized the Cleaning Laboratory's work by designating the Laboratory as a champion in its Safer Detergents Initiative.

How They Do It

The Cleaning Laboratory uses standardized testing procedures for testing both industrial cleaning and janitorial cleaning products. We work with your existing conditions -- substrates, soils, contaminants, and cleaning equipment, in the lab and at your site. We offer performance validation testing for label certifications such as Green Seal or government purchasing programs. And, we can work with your product to identify an effective alternative formulation when necessary to fully meet the green certification that you seek.

We provide onsite piloting with your equipment and your staff to make sure that the product and the process work well together.

Search their CleanerSolutions Database for performance data on thousands of cleaning products.

 

Today’s freebie is two handouts about the TURI Labs and their work. You can click here to get them downloaded to you.

 

111: Interview With Chef Rick Bayless
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111: Interview With Chef Rick Bayless

While attending the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago this spring, I was lucky enough to meet and interview Chef Rick Bayless.

Most people know Rick from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated Public Television Series,Mexico–One Plate at a Time, has wrapped its 11th season and is broadcast coast to coast. In 2012, Rick was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Best Culinary Host.

     

Rick has nine cookbooks. His second book, Mexican Kitchen, won the Julia Child IACP cookbook of the year award in 1996, and his fourth book, Mexico–One Plate at a Time won James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award in 2001. Fiesta at Rick’s spent a number of weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

Rick’s side by side award-winning restaurants are in Chicago. The casual Frontera Grill was founded in 1987 and received the James Beard Foundation’s highest award, Outstanding Restaurant, in 2007. The 4-star Toplobampo served its first meals in 1991. And the wildly popular, LEED GOLD-certified, fast-casual Xoco has been around since 2009, serving wood-oven tortas, steaming caldos, golden churros and bean-to-cup Mexican hot chocolate. Rick’s quick-serviceTortas Frontera have changed the face of food service at O’Hare International Airport, whileFrontera Fresco has brought Frontera flavors to several Macy’s stores and Northwestern University. His award-winning Frontera line of salsas, cooking sauces and organic chips can be found coast to coast.

Rick and his staff established the Frontera Farmer Foundation in 2003 to support small Midwestern farms. Each year, grants are awarded to farmers for capital improvements to their family farms, encouraging greater production and profitability. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling nearly $2 million. In 2007, Bayless and his team launched theFrontera Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship that sends a Mexican-American Chicago Public School student to Kendall College to study culinary arts. In 2007 Rick was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his many philanthropic endeavors.

110: Meet Robyn Makovnyk From Less This Mess
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110: Meet Robyn Makovnyk From Less This Mess

Today you will meet Robyn and she is  the blogger behind Less This Mess. She's a mom, wife and pupper mom to an all boy household. She transformed her OCD tendencies into a passion of inspiring others to live a more organized life.

Robyn says, "Our homes are representation of who we are, if our home is cluttered so are all areas of our life. Our home is the heart of our life and it needs to be functioning at its best to provide our families and ourselves with optimum support. I look so forward to our journey together, a journey that will inspire change within your home resulting in an Organized Life! Are you ready? Let’s get started and begin a new normal!"

Listen as Robyn takes us through the house and gives us simple tips to getting ready to organize and then doing it. You'll get some great tips and love her energy. She does coaching calls, so if you enjoy this show and want to get started you can see more at her web site; www.lessthismess.com

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade

and also by Speed Cleaning

 

109: Amy Ziff From MadeSafe.com
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109: Amy Ziff From MadeSafe.com

Our nonprofit organization provides America’s first comprehensive human health-focused certification for nontoxic products across store aisles, from baby to personal care to household and beyond. Our goal is to change the way products are made in this country to ultimately eliminate the use of toxic chemicals altogether. We make it easy for people to find and buy products made without known toxic chemicals, give companies a road map for making safe products, and make it easy for retailers to select products that aren’t known to cause harm.

MADE SAFE screens ingredients against our Toxicant Database of known harmful chemicals, which is made up of thousands of chemicals found on scientifically authoritative lists from organizations and agencies around the world.

We then go above and beyond to examine ingredients for bioaccumulation, persistence, and general and aquatic toxicity.

MADE SAFE™ screens ingredients in products for known:

  • Behavioral toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Fire retardants
  • GMOs
  • Heavy metals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Pesticides / Insecticides / Herbicides
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Toxic solvents
  • Harmful VOCs
  • NONTOXIC CERTIFIED™ products have passed MADE SAFE and gone on to be lab-tested as a whole for known:
  • Behavioral toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Fire retardants
  • Heavy metals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Pesticides / Insecticides / Herbicides
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Toxic solvents
  • Harmful VOCs
  • Nanoparticles
  •  

Amy Ziff, Founder and Executive Director Amy is a healthy living educator with a genetic predisposition to toxicity. She’s also mom to three young kids who share the same trait. Determined to make the world less toxic, Amy reached millions of parents and caregivers with her “buy better” advocacy campaigns. She blogs about the chemical world we live in on Amy Ziff’s NoTox Life, and prior to founding Nontoxic Certified, taught classes on living a nontoxic life and co-founded the Veritey Shop, a site comprised of safe, nontoxic products. Amy is changing the world for the healthier one product at a time, one person at a time, one home at a time.

www.madesafe.org

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Meet Beth Bond - From SouthEast Green
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Meet Beth Bond - From SouthEast Green

At Southeast Green, their priority is to create a dynamic business dialog and communicate how businesses, non-profits and governments in the Southeast are growing, changing and influencing sustainability. The mission of Southeastgreen.com is to promote a sustainable economy. - See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

Southeast Green is providing the platform to tell the story of companies, non-profits and governments who are committed to impacting their environment and communities in the Southeast. As the largest website of it's kind you will find an ever changing landscape of news, interviews and information on how you or your organization can participate in this growing shift of how we all conduct business and life sustainably.

Southeast Green is the proud and honored recipient of the 2009 Advocate of the Year from the Sustainability Division of the Department of Natural Resources for the State of Georgia. In 2011, Southeast Green received the Award of Excellence from Southface for it's distinguished service as a media partner to the Sustainability community.

- See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

 

Beth Bond, the Curator of Green and Sustainable Business News at Southeast Green, is the driving force of Southeast Green. As a Southerner, Bond was tired of hearing about everything "green" happening outside her native region which is what drove her to create the website.

Owning her own marketing company for over 15 years and working with sustainability groups, Beth knew the story of sustainability and green resided here in the Southeast. There was just no one place to tell the cohesive story of all the things that are happening in the Southeast. Since relaunching Southeast Green in September 2008, Bond has been establishing even broader liaisons and partners to help continue the story of green and sustainability.

Bond serves on a variety of boards and committees in the Atlanta sustainable community. In 2011 she joined the board at Georgia Interfaith Power and Light and started a second term in 2015. In 2009, Southeast Green won the Advocate of the year award from the Partnership for Sustainable Georgia. In 2010, Southface awarded her the Media Partner of the Year. In December of 2011 the Georgia Solar Energy Association awarded Beth with a Solar Advocate of the Year award. In 2014 Bond was a finalist for the Trident E3 Award presented by the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on host committees for This is Market, River Revival, Earth Hour, Green Law's Environmental Heroes and Get the Lead Out to name a few.   Bond spent her formative years in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Florida State University and then served in Bouza, Niger as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is active in her neighborhood and serves on Community Council for District 3, DeKalb County. When not working to better her community she participates in her church where she serves as Co-Chair for the Creation Care committee. She is an avid tennis player and college football fan.

- See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

107: Learn About EARTH Ltd. and Betsey Brewer
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107: Learn About EARTH Ltd. and Betsey Brewer

Betsey Brewer is V.P. of Marketing and Executive Director of Conservation and Research through EARTH Ltd. at Southwick’s Zoo. She has been an Executive at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA for 30 years. Growing up in a family owned and operated zoo has given Betsey years of experience with many exotic species. She has successfully raised domestic animals as well as, parrots, kangaroos and other marsupials, many primates including several prosimians, a giraffe, a camel, lions, tigers, leopards, warthogs, bearded pigs, and porcupines.

 

Ms. Brewer is also Executive Director and founder of EARTH Ltd. (Environmental Awareness of Resources and Threatened Habitats). Dedicated and educated in animal behavior and wildlife conservation, she has given thousands of lectures to audiences of all age groups. She holds a B.A. degree from Wheaton College and a Master's of Arts degree in Wildlife Conservation from Vermont College of Norwich University. She has worked with many television and radio programs. She also worked on a show for Animal Planet titled "Growing Up Camel."

 

Being extremely passionate about rhinos, Betsey developed the program “Rhino Encounters” in 2014 for Southwick’s Zoo in support of EARTH Ltd. and the International Rhino Foundation. A rhino encounter is an hour long session of facts about rhino conservation, a video clip and a hands on experience meeting the zoo’s resident rhino’s, Thelma and Louise. It is Betsey’s hope to create an awareness about these amazing creatures while encouraging an awareness to save all 5 rhino species.

 

Betsey Brewer is a member of the Audubon Society, The Chestnut Hill Meeting House Association, Alumni of the Blackstone Valley Leadership Program, Board of Director for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Past Board of Directors for the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, an active member of the Board of Directors for the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, an active Board of Director for Ocean Matters and a Corporator for Milford Regional Medical Center. 

 

In the past Betsey has spearheaded the "Trips to the Tropics" to bring educators and students to Central America where biodiversity and a variety of eco-systems are celebrated and protected. She would like to continue this project in the future. The Blue Moon Beach House and Lodge in Utila, Bay Islands is one of her projects which exists to spark an awareness about coral reef ecology while bringing visitors to a beautiful and peaceful part of our planet.

 

Betsey Brewer lives in Mendon with her husband, Robert Bethel and their two dogs, Charlie and Emma. She has two grown sons, Seth and Luke Weatherhead who are also an important part of the Southwick’s family business.

106: Bonnie Combs from Blackstone Heritage Corridor
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106: Bonnie Combs from Blackstone Heritage Corridor

Bonnie Combs is the Marketing Director for Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.

The Blackstone Heritage Corridor is dab in the middle of southern New England! Easy to reach from Boston, Hartford, and all of the northeast.

What does the Blackstone Heritage Corridor have to offer?

Be surprised!

  List of Categories

Bonnie is the marketing director for the nonprofit Blackstone Heritage Corridor, has launched a new program to encourage anglers to clean up after themselves. Called "Fish Responsibly," it aims to get people to clean up used monofilament fishing line, which is particularly harmful because it can entangle wildlife. Once it’s collected, the line can be recycled by monofilament manufacturer Berkley.  Read more...

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20160430/environmental-journal-ri-anglers-urged-to-recycle-their-trash

 

The BHC is preparing a new Strategic Plan.  Why?  It will:

  • Create a regional perspective for resource conservation and promotion that will inform state and local planning processes.
  • Become the backbone of BHC’s work plan for federal contracts.
  • Be used to create grant application/solicitations for corporate and foundation funding.
  • Be used to justify support for partner projects.

To facilitate this planning process, the BHC Board of Directors has created several mission-related subcommittees.  The work of the subcommittees will be viewable on this section of the website.  Public input is encouraged and there will be many public meetings on both the elements of and full draft of the BHC Strategic Plan.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Charlene Cutler, BHC’s executive director at 401-765-2211 or Ccutler@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.

Using a model that responds to the debates over the past decade, the United Nations now uses a method of 4 Circles of Sustainability, distinguishing economic, ecological, political and cultural sustainability.

Ideally, every action we take and every decision we make will consider the impacts on these 4 Circles. A sustainable activity is one that can be repeated; it will not use more resources than are being created.

The mission of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor is to work with community partners to preserve and promote the Valley’s historic, cultural, natural and recreational resources for current and future generations.

Historically, when mills used the power of the river and disposed of hazardous materials into the same water, the ecology of the river system suffered. Our actions today seek a balance through creativity and innovation that supports and promotes development which, in turn, supports and promotes our environmental systems, as well as our social and cultural systems.

This results in strong, resilient communities that embrace all 4 elements of sustainability. The future will provide opportunities for communities that are stronger and more creative than the ones we have today.

If you are local to the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, save the date for their open house. They have just moved to Whitinsville and want you to see their new home!  June 15 4 to 7pm!

 

 

105: Hex Performance - A New Way To Clean
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105: Hex Performance - A New Way To Clean

HEX founder, Drew Westervelt, was playing professional sports when he noticed that his apparel and tech gear would still stink, even after they had been washed. He discovered that odor meant bacteria was alive and well in his laundry.

After researching traditional laundry detergents, he couldn’t find a solution (traditional laundry detergents haven’t evolved in 50 years, and most simply mask odors rather than eliminate the bacteria that cause recurring smells). Furthermore, bacteria plus the scratches and scrapes of sports could mean infection – even illness.

Drew searched for a solution and partnered with scientists in the cleaning industry. And that’s where HEX Performance was born.

Instead of relying on old methods to clean new fabrics, HEX started from scratch to develop the best clean inspired by today’s active wear. The result is an evolved science that works on all fabrics, delivers a better cleaning experience, proactively protects fabrics against future stink and stains, and offers a host of extra benefits. It could be the biggest breakthrough in laundry cleaning in decades.

Drew Westervelt

As a 9-year professional lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt has traveled the world competing and performing at the highest level, discovering first-hand the challenge of washing performance wear and athletic gear.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Drew has deep roots in his hometown. After graduating from UMBC, it was only natural to build HEX in the city he loved.

Drew’s rejection of the status quo and his experience in team management both on and off the field led to the development of HEX products that are changing what clean means for laundry today.

www.hexperformance.com

www.facebook.com/hexperformance

www.instagram.com/hexperformance

www.twitter.com/hexperformance

Drew is offering a coupon for any of my listeners through June 1, 2016.  Just go to www.hexperformance.com and use "cleaningcoach" in the checkout to recieve $2.50 off your order. 

We also have a giveaway set up here. Enter to win a box of Hex Performance products. http://gvwy.io/5defjdc

104: Food Becomes You
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104: Food Becomes You

Bonnie Tragakis and Claire Duckmanton are dynamic health coaches who share a love for eating nourishing foods, finding balance in their lives, and making peace with cooking for their finicky families. With their passion for all things food, Claire and Bonnie launched Food Becomes you – a venture to help people make their way back into the kitchen in a practical way while guiding them through the minefield of mysterious food marketing and health messages we hear every day. Coming from very different viewpoints (Claire eats mostly plants; Bonnie eats everything!), Bonnie and Claire give you a balanced approach to what many consider a difficult way of eating.  This motivating program helps you reconnect with wholesome, minimally processed, real food and move away from calorie-counting, a dieting mentality, and the less-than-optimal food choices widely available in the supermarkets.  Practical tips, loads of recipe ideas and a firm grounding in eating for health are the cornerstone of their approach.  With their combined knowledge, warm approach, and sense of humor, Bonnie and Claire share a passion to inspire you to change your life through food!

Welcome to Food Becomes You! What started as a project with me and Claire has blossomed into a full-blown passion – we love to help people connect with real, whole, close-to-nature food, as well as identify the “stuff” that gets in the way of eating these foods and truly nourishing ourselves. My path to this passion began with a lifelong obsession with food, starting with an eating disorder as a young person, and continuing with disordered eating most of my life. When I finally made a true connection between the food I was choosing and how I was feeling, I was able to stabilize my eating and fall in love with food in a new way. No longer tied to restrictive eating habits and food-industry prescribed boxes and meals, I branched out to organic options, grass-fed meat and mouth-watering, made-from-scratch recipes. This new-found love of food and my awakened awareness led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Claire, and Food Becomes You!   The first thing people notice about me is my English accent, even though I’ve lived in New England for almost 20 years!  I have always loved food, so arriving in the States to boxed cake mixes, pasta with delightful packets of orange cheese and the aroma and ease of Dunkin Donuts had me absolutely convinced that my husband and I had made the right decision to move here.  I loved it all… until I started putting on weight, experiencing mood swings, and feeling anxious too much of the time. I turned to Weight Watchers to help me lose pregnancy weight – and returned to it time and again to re-lose the weight that just kept coming back.  I had been a vegetarian on and off my entire adult life, but not a healthy one. I loved bread, cheese, eggs, quiche; everything that wasn’t green. One day I came across a vegan cookbook and decided to work through the recipes. After eating more greens and smoothies, I started feeling better; my mood swings and anxiety decreased and the weight came off…and stayed off! I decided to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, met Bonnie, and the rest is Food Becomes You history!  My passion is to help people connect to an eating style and healthy lifestyle that is the right fit for them in a fun and realistic way.   Find Claire and Bonnie at www.foodbecomesyou.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FoodBecomesYouLLC/ You can email them at foodbecomesyou@Hotmail.com  

103: How To Do A Total Body Detox
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103: How To Do A Total Body Detox

Ever heard of people detoxing? Want to know how to detox? JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love PodcastShow. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. In this show we talk about detoxing and why it's so important to our bodies. Some questions that JJ answers are:   1. why we need to detox 2. what is a detox 3. how to detox 4. safe and unsafe detoxing   During the show JJ refers to sources of other information so I have added the links for you here:   Sugar show (audio) http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-009-the-truth-about-sugar/ Bullet Proof Coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFMOMWhV8kU Shakes: Pumpkin Pie: http://fit2love.tv/2014/10/episode-38-pumpkin-pie-breakfast-shake/ Chocolate Peanut Butter: http://fit2love.tv/2015/03/episode-120-chocolate-peanut-butter-smoothie/ Coffee Shake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrqFq-1RM3s Creamy Berry Shake: http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-008-creamy-berry-shake/ Choc Raw Green Smoothie: http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-014-sugar-free-chocolate-raw-green-smoothie/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jjflizanes/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Flizanes-442944305433/

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fit-2-love-physical-emotional/id916562580?mt=2

102: The Green Laundress
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102: The Green Laundress

Erica Ahmed is the owner of The Green Laundress, an eco-friendly and people friendly company that manufactures green cleaning products. Trained as a health educator and senior communication specialist in the public health field, Erica started developing cleaning products shortly after the birth of her daughter more than a decade ago. From the beginning her daughter suffered with very dry, itchy skin. Unfortunately, Erica had very little success with the mainstream products available at that time. She began researching and experimenting until she came up with the right combination of natural, non-toxic ingredients for her daughter’s skin and laundry!  

 

  1. Baby steps to going green, make it a family affair
  2. Chemical sensitivity
  3. A bigger, greener conversation

Some questions she answers for Leslie

  1. Why is cleaning green important? What are the benefits?
  2. Aren’t there government agencies that regulate and monitor cleaning products just as they do for food and cosmetics?
  3. Why talk about green cleaning now? Today we have so many options in the marketplace.

You can see more about Erica and her products at www.thegreenlaundress.com   She also has a blog at http://www.thegreenlaundress.com/blog/ 

She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and pinterest  Her email is info@thegreenlaundress.com

101: Healthy Happy Kids Summit w/ Leslie Reichert
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101: Healthy Happy Kids Summit w/ Leslie Reichert

Christine Waltermyer Certified Wellness Coach Natural Foods Chef, Author & Teacher

Christine Waltermyer is a Certified Wellness Coach, specializing in Clean Living and Holistic Parenting. She is also the founder of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School and a published author. Christine brings together her 15 years of experience as a chef and cooking teacher together with a passion for holistic living to empower her clients with the tools for a great life.

Christine has made television appearances and her personal chef clients have included well-known celebrities. Christine has developed recipes for Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book, “Super Immunity,” Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, “Power Foods for the Brain” and jewishfoodhero.com.

Christine is a graduate of Millersville University, the Kushi Institute and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Christine is a certified wellness coach through the Coach Training Alliance. As the joyful mother to a daughter with Down Syndrome, she specializes in maximizing wellness in children with special needs.

Christine can be contacted at Christine@naturalkitchenschool.com.

 

www.healthyhappykidssummit.com

 

This podcast is sponsored by:

Maid Brigade

Speed Cleaning

 

100: Susan Sumner From Virginia Tech Talks Food Safety
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100: Susan Sumner From Virginia Tech Talks Food Safety

In the wake of all the issues surrounding food and the outbreak of food based illnesses around the country, I thought you'd enjoying hearing from one of the experts in food science on how to clean and disinfect your food and kitchen in your home. 

Susan Sumner began her role of associate dean and director of academic programs for undergraduate studies on an interim basis in November of 2008 but then received the appointment in June 2009.

Sumner joined Virgina Tech as a n associate professor of food science and technology in 1996 and served as head of the Department of Food Science and Technology for eight years. Her long-standing record of service to the university and the food science profession includes chairing university and college department-head groups as well as the Council of Food Science Administrators. Additionally, she has served on the National Academy of Science's food Forum and several of its food safety task-force groups. 

In this podcast, Susan discusses the definition of clean, sanitized, sterilized and disinfection.  She also tells us what really works to clean and sanitize items in your kitchen.  And she answered the questions - Does vinegar really kill germs. 

99: Ask The Cleaning Coach
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99: Ask The Cleaning Coach

Leslie loves answering her fans cleaning questions. Listen in as she helps four of her listeners figure out easy ways to clean. If you have a question, you can call 1-800-232-5089 and leave a message with your cleaning question. If your question is chosen - you may be a guest on the show! 

You can also go to www.greencleaningcoach.com to watch videos and sign up for Leslie's video tips that give you 10 Simple Steps To A Clean Green Home.

Leslie's book: The Joy of Green Cleaning is available on Amazon as a hard copy or Kindle. It contains 101 easy DIY recipes so that you can take the toxic cleaners out of your  home. 

98: Could Your Condition Be From Cleaning Products?
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98: Could Your Condition Be From Cleaning Products?

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director ofInvisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more visit JJFlizanes.com

JJ has been featured in many magazines in addition to the ones previously mentioned including Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, Fitness Magazine, E Pregnancy Magazine to name a few. Her television appearances include KTLA, CBS, Fox 11 and NBC. She appeared regularly with summer fitness lifestyle tips on YOURLA on NBC in Los Angeles.  She has also been heard on The AwareShow with Lisa Garr in local radio.

Invisible Fitness offer products, fitness training, fitness coaching, fitness lifestyle tips, workshops & seminars, and corporate programs. For program details, please contact the office at 1.800.571.5722 FREE.

97: Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge
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97: Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge

Amber is a health and fitness expert, international speaker and author who has dedicated her life to empowering women to love their bodies, nourish their souls and get real results that last. Her humor and passion combined with her background in education, anatomy, biology, nutrition and personal training is phenomenal, but it's the loss of her 45 year old mom to breast cancer and overcoming years of depression, eating disorders and self-sabotage that is the real catalyst for her mission and role as Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge.

The Healthy Edge began as a grass root effort by Amber and Brian Thiel in Seattle, WA. As a former college professor, personal trainer and college athlete and coach, Amber conducted weekly seminars and personally coached clients and Brian demonstrated how to prepare quick, easy and delicious meals in the kitchen. After sharing eight weeks of empowerment and accountability with over 225 people, it became clear that The Healthy Edge message was a realistic lifestyle approach to health and weight release that needed to be shared with the world. Amber and Brian partnered with April, Amber’s sister, and her husband, Brandon, and officially launched The Healthy Edge, LLC in March of 2009.

 

The Healthy Edge grew from the Thiel's living room to a core group of 60 certified Healthy Edge coaches using the professional and comprehensive Healthy Edge system that duplicated what Amber and Brian had created in their living room. Hundreds of Healthy Edge Coaches span across the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Healthy Edge spreads the message of health and hope through certified health coaches and a proven and professional lifestyle system and tools created for the coaches and their clients to ensure maximum success. The 12-week coaches certification program creates confidence and competence through effective coaching, business success systems, The Five Healthy Edge Daily Goals and community.

 

The Healthy Edge believes the rise in degenerative diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes are predominantly symptoms of personal lifestyle choices. Without making a fundamental change in the way we live, these diseases will lead to a generation of children that are expected to die at a younger age than their parents. We are creating a powerful movement to educate and empower families to live long, healthy and abundant lives. Childhood obesity and lifestyle diseases will no longer be a reality when we choose to take personal responsibility for the health of ourselves and our families. The Healthy Edge provides the foundation for this transformation in our society.

The Healthy Edge web site

Get a free consultation

Join Amber on Facebook

Leslie's Happy Hour Cleaner Seen On Dr. Oz
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Leslie's Happy Hour Cleaner Seen On Dr. Oz

96: Healing Cancer with Grace
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96: Healing Cancer with Grace

Angel Moscatelli is was a healthy mom of 3 grown daughters that was suddenly diagnosed with a rare cancer, Sarcoma, a gene mutation. She did not get cancer from what she ate or the environment. She ate healthy, exercised and was careful what she used in her home.It was not without challenges, but she will be one year cancer free or NED, No evidence of Disease on March 2, 2016 To celebrate her triumph over cancer she created a website called:  www.healingcancerwithgrace.com

The Mission of her web site is to let people know you can prevail over CANCER. She hopes this site inspires hope and faith in you and the ones you love. The strength you did not know you had will allow you to be the winner of this journey.

95: Stink - The Movie with Jon J. Whelan
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95: Stink - The Movie with Jon J. Whelan

Director Jon Whelan entered the world of documentaries in  roundabout way. After a misused youth of surfing, skateboarding and broken bones, Whelan got his MBA while dabbling in Virtual Reality –he was way too early. In 1999 he co-founded the Web auction Afternic.com, selling just before the bubble burst in 2000. Whelan was also a founding member of the New York Angels.

The arrival of children in the next decade caused a shift in Whelan’s focus, this time to social justice, and the development of “Stink!.”

“Stink!” is an off-beat movie about Whelan’s tenacious quest to uncover the source of a chemical scent in a brand-new pair of kids’ pajamas, his journey through corporate boardrooms and into Congress, and his subsequent discovery of the disturbing ‘Cancer Loophole.’

Whelan currently advocates for truthful product labeling and serves as advisor to internet and media startups. He is also a principal of Net Return, Inc., and full-time parent to two young daughters.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ICN52Uzoo0I

94: A Breathe Of Fresh Air for 2016
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94: A Breathe Of Fresh Air for 2016

“Begin Your New Year With A Breath Of Fresh Air” 

 Your home should be an oasis of clean air. Here’s why:

Staying healthy is a lot like making a good soup. We need to be concerned with what we put into it – we want fresh and wholesome ingredients. We want the water to be clean and pure. We want the vegetables to be vital and fresh. We also need to make sure nothing bad enters the soup. That sounds obvious to us, but the world has become complicated by technology and making a wholesome soup is perhaps not so simple.

We are what we breathe. That’s right. What is in the air enters our body and becomes part of us. The lining of our lungs is called the alveolar membrane. It is here that our bodies take in oxygen from the air. If the air is clean, your body is being nourished and supported with each breath. If there are toxic chemicals or allergens in your home or office, each breath becomes a challenge to your immune system.

We don’t always know why we are sick. You, or someone you love may be struggling with allergies, asthma, behavioral problems, ADHD or depression. Sometimes environmental illness is the underlying cause. That’s right, something in the environment where you live, work or play could be making you sick.

 

David Brook’s shared with me his story about his son’s life got turned upside down by environmental illness and how they finally figured out what the problem was.

 

David’s Brooks 13 year old son was a happy, energetic kid who was quite social and well liked by his friends. He experienced a rapid decline in his health. He became so sick that he was unable to attend school. 

His family spent a fortune on tests without learning anything.

The breakthrough came on a family outing to the zoo. His son was having a good time, accompanied by his best friend, two siblings and his grandparents.  After visiting the penguin exhibit, the boy had to sit down.  After 5 minutes of holding his head in his hands, he started yelling and behaving poorly, not at all like himself.

His family physician connected the dots and believed that the boy was suffering from mold toxicity. His urine test revealed 450 times the normal levels of ochratoxin in his system. The problem was due to black mold that was due to a water damaged wall in the home. 

Obvious problem right? Wrong!  The mold was growing inside the wall where you couldn’t see it.

What can you do to have a healthy home?

    1. Remediation - What in your home could be causing problems? Mold is only one of the issues that can cause environmental illness. Mattresses, bedding, carpeting, drapes and upholstery can be harboring dust mites. This is a very common problem today. Sometimes cleaning carpets and other household goods with a high temperature shampooer can be adequate. Sometimes we have to be more aggressive and remove the carpet. Bedding can be covered with dust mite protectors. One of the simplest things you can do is to use green cleaning products and get rid of the cleansers with harmful chemicals.
    2. Trap the suckers! Weather you are reacting to molds, dust mites, pet dander, pollen or to airborne chemicals (VOCs) you need a highly affective air cleaner.

Austin Air cleaners have a massive true medical grade HEPA filter to remove particles including dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander from the air. They also have a large carbon filter to remove chemicals and orders from the air.

The effectiveness of Austin Air cleaners has been clinically proven in studies at leading research institutions including John Hopkins School of Medicine and The University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. There is strong scientific evidence that Austin Air cleaners can lower the incidence of asthma and COPD episodes.

David Frome, physical therapist and acupuncturist is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region. He is on a mission to help other people improve their lives by improving the quality of their indoor air. His company, The Air Cleaner Store offers high quality air cleaning solutions including the Austin Air HealthMate Plus. You can follow him on FB at FB/FromePhysicalTherapy or join his FB group – Children and Environmental Health.  You can also read his blog “Caring For Your Health” and learn more Austin Air products at www.FromePT.com. For more information, contact us at 877.432-1AIR

 

 

 

93: Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For Blue
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93: Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For Blue

Andrew Lewin is a marine ecologist and founder of SpeakUpForBlue.com, where he teaches people how to live for a better Ocean. He raises awareness of Ocean Issues, educate them on the Oceans and their species and inspire them to implement action (via the Speak Up For Blue Podcast). He is also mentor aspiring marine conservationists on how they can get a career in Ocean Conservation.

Andrew started SpeakUpForBlue.com because he quickly realized that there weren’t many resources on the oceans, their issues, and the solutions to reduce/eliminate the issues.

He has been able to connect with many people within the industry and outside to help them realize how they can live for a better ocean. Andrew’s future goal is to create an Ocean Science and Conservation Media Company that will be able to reach people through various online platforms (You Tube, Digital Magazines, Podcasts, Live Feeds).

  • Questions Andrew answers:
    • Why people don’t know about the solutions to Ocean’s problems
    • What people can do to implement solutions
    • How can people get inspired to implement solutions
    • How can people get over the overwhelm of Ocean Issue
    • For more information you can go to the Speak Up For Blue Podcast or their website:  SpeakUpForBlue.com

Go to www.cleangreentalk.com to download his free brochure: 10 Ten Tips For Conserving The Ocean.

92: EcoRI News with Joanna Detz
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92: EcoRI News with Joanna Detz

Joanna Detz, Executive Director of EcoRI News (www.ecoRI.org) is a Brown University grad, and started out as a political news intern at CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau and then as a reporter working for a weekly newspaper north of Boston.

As the newspaper industry changed/retracted, she pivoted to a career in graphic design and marketing and is now the executive director of EcoRI News.

In 2009, Joanna thought that there was a lack of reporting on environmental issues at time when the region is facing some of the most serious challenges. So she founded EcoRI News with no seed money. In the first year, she worked full time while also growing EcoRI News. The organization now employs four full time staffers.

  • In the first segment we discuss some of the challenges faced by legacy media and some of the opportunities for digital media startups
  • In the second segment we discuss what's been in the news this year. We talk about the new compost law, challenges at the Central Landfill, RIPTA fare hikes, a proposed fee on solar by National Grid and the expansion of the Algonquin pipeline in Burrillville.
  • In the third segment we talk about their social venture, EcoRI Earth, a fee-based residential compost collection program that supports the news operation of our nonprofit.

90: Author Sophia Ruan Gushee A to Z of D-Toxing
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90: Author Sophia Ruan Gushee A to Z of D-Toxing

Detoxification expert and author Sophia Ruan Gushée joins us on our radio show to discuss detoxification and how taking simple steps towards detoxing your body and home can be beneficial.  Her new book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures -- endorsed by Dr. Frank Lipman and wellness expert Elena Brower -- is an easy-to-read guide for individuals and families to reduce their exposures to toxins and their potentially harmful effects on our health and our environment. 

Sophia is an encyclopedia of knowledge in all areas of detoxification and is available to discuss various aspects of the process. A few topics include:

• Family Environments: How to detoxify and naturally clean your nursery or children's rooms, play rooms,  kitchen and family areas

• Holiday Detox:  How to make this holiday season a happy and healthier environment

• New Year's Resolutions: Simple steps you can take to start the new year in a healthier way

• Immunity Boosters: How to naturally restore your body's health and resiliency during cold and flu season

• Digital "D-Tox": How to strategically reduce exposure to electronics to improve physical and mental health 

Her web site: www.nontoxicliving.tips

Facebook: Sophia Ruan Gushee

Twitter: @sophiagushee

91: SpongeBath™ The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder
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91: SpongeBath™ The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder

The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder on Kickstarter

Innovation through beautiful design is what SpongeBath is all about. SpongeBath is a dual-purpose designer sponge holder that simultaneously cleans and stores sponges. On today’s show, we interview the Founders and Co-CEO’s of SpongeBath, Matthew Flannery & Tod Maitland, as well as COO Cory Ryan and Dr. Keri Peterson, who is endorsing the product.

We talk about the company’s Kickstarter campaign for the next generation of SpongeBath -- the designer sponge holder that will store, clean and sanitize sponges.

See the Kickstarter campaign here: ‪bit.ly/SpongeBath_KS 

How will SpongeBath Work?

While you’re not using your sponge, your sponge will actually be soaking in the sanitizer inside of SpongeBath. Using a patented method, SpongeBath will freshen and eliminate odors, clean mold and mildew stains, remove soap scum and sanitize sponges, killing 99.9% of germs.

It is important to the inventors that the product is Made in the USA and uses green ingredients to reduce the chemical footprint in everyone’s lives. The product incorporates the highest quality components carefully selected for functionality, durability and design.

SpongeBath can be securely and easily attached to any sink-side or placed on a countertop. It will feature an advanced LED reminder light and will be packed with enhancements and upgrades, making it even more effective and easier to use.

FaceBook link:  http://www.facebook.com/SpongeBathCo

Website: www.spongebath.com

The inventors’ background:

Matthew Flannery (Founder, Co-CEO / CPO) – Along with Tod, invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Matthew was a professional cameraman and still photographer for over 18 years. Film and television credits include Rounders, Boiler Room, 16 Blocks, Emmy nominated shows, Sex and the City (the HBO series and both films) and Showtime’s The Big C. Matthew has a life-long passion for science, technology and design and for creating elegant solutions to solve everyday problems.

Tod Maitland (Founder, Co-CEO / President) – Along with Matthew, Tod invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Tod Co-founded The Hollywood Edge, the world’s largest sound library company with an e-commerce platform. He also founded New Deal Inc., a sound equipment rental company. Tod is a three-time Academy Award-nominated sound mixer. Tod has worked on more than 90 films, including Seabiscuit, I Am Legend, JFK and Tootsie. Tod is passionate about designing and bringing products to market that will help improve people’s lives.

The inventor's background:      

Matthew Flannery (Founder, Co-CEO / CPO) – Along with Tod, invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Matthew was a professional cameraman and still photographer for over 18 years. Film and television credits include Rounders, Boiler Room, 16 Blocks, Emmy nominated shows, Sex and the City (the HBO series and both films) and Showtime’s The Big C. Matthew has a life-long passion for science, technology and design and for creating elegant solutions to solve everyday problems.

Tod Maitland (Founder, Co-CEO / President) – Along with Matthew, Tod invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Tod Co-founded The Hollywood Edge, the world’s largest sound library company with an e-commerce platform. He also founded New Deal Inc., a sound equipment rental company. Tod is a three-time Academy Award-nominated sound mixer. Tod has worked on more than 90 films, including Seabiscuit, I Am Legend, JFK and Tootsie. Tod is passionate about designing and bringing products to market that will help improve people’s lives. 

Kickstarter Campaign link: ‪bit.ly/SpongeBath_KS 

 

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/SpongeBathCo

 

Website: www.spongebath.com

 

Video: https://youtu.be/GJN_GeazH-w

 

89: cLean Momma, Carolyn Barnes - Staying Lean and Healthy
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89: cLean Momma, Carolyn Barnes - Staying Lean and Healthy

When she’s not doing homework, carpooling, blogging or burning dinner, Carolyn creates wellness programs for new moms, mothers to be, along with nonprofit organizations helping women and mothers in need. In addition she’s created wellness/fitness programs for Wells Fargo, CVS, Fresh and Easy.

Carolyn has been featured as an expert on Good Morning America, Fox News, The Doctors, Style TV, KTLA News, CBS New, ABC News and The Today Show. She’s also served as a fitness content contributor for: Shape, Self, Fitness, Woman’s First, Parenting, LA Parent, Red Book, Real Simple, All You, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Washington Post, National Enquirer and the Daily News.

In this show we talk about Carolyn’s newest adventure which is being a coach on the new ABC show: My Diet is Better Than Your Diet which will be airing in January. Carolyn shares some tips and tricks she recommends for getting through the holidays without gaining that “holiday 10”.  Listen and learn how you can cut back, workout and keep your focus any time of year.

 

88: Karen Girardo from Just Naturals
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88: Karen Girardo from Just Naturals

Karen Girardo, owner and founder of Just Naturals in Bedford, New Hampshire, worked in the corporate world for over 20 years before starting her company 10 years ago. Her personal story is what motivated her and led her down this path to find great performing natural products. Shortly after leaving her job to stay at home with her school age son, she became very ill. She experienced debilitating reactions to common household cleaning, laundry, and personal care products.  For many years Karen has held a close alliance with the naturopathic and holistic community. She educated herself over the years in order to help her and her son with various allergies, asthma and autoimmune issues. This background, combined with her corporate experience in product development and marketing, was very instrumental in providing the launching ground for Just Naturals.

Karen’s passion drove the research and found the resources needed to begin her business. She developed an award-winning line of authentically natural products for the home and body. Just Naturals Retail Store and On-Line Store are unique in that they provide a complete natural solution for your home (room by room) and body (face, body & bath).

Just Naturals Mission: Our passion for helping others achieve a more natural, healthy lifestyle is shown through our dedication to developing superior-performing natural products ...enhancing the well-being of entire families!

Links from the show:

Karen is giving all our listeners a 20% off discount. Just the coupon code Green20 in the checkout.  www.justnaturalproducts.com

Karen has also given us a gift basket that you can win. Enter here until 12/15/2015

http://gvwy.io/amas08n

87: My Organic Beauty Bar's Danielle Slawsby
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87: My Organic Beauty Bar's Danielle Slawsby

Would you eat your hand cream? Of course not! Your skin is your largest body organ. When you slather lotion all over your body, you’re ingesting whatever is in that lotion through your skin. So wouldn’t you want to use products that are just as natural as something you’d eat?

At My Organic Beauty Bar–MOBB for short–we’re about helping you look and feel your best, as naturally as possible.

If you’re finding yourself here, we imagine you’ve heard a thing or two about chemicals or other toxic ingredients lurking in your everyday health and beauty products. And if you’re any thing like us, you don’t want them there. For many products available today, it’s true. They’re in there, along with loads of other chemicals we don’t want to be putting on our bodies and absorbing through our skin. And unless you have a PhD in cosmetology or chemistry, you could spend weeks, months or even years researching what’s really hiding in all of those pretty bottles and tubes.

We deserve better than that.

We treat beauty and health with a holistic, no-nonsense, common-sense approach. Our bodies aren’t meant to take in chemicals and pseudo-ingredients. It just isn’t safe. Why take the risk when you can treat your body to products made with organic super foods, natural healing botanicals and other nutritional and rejuvenating ingredients that make you look and feel your best?

At MOBB, we sell items from Miessence–a brand that we use every day and a company we can truly stand behind. All Miessence products have been extensively researched and developed for quality and effectiveness using pure, natural ingredients without any artificial chemical processing. Many of them are certified organic. We believe that Miessence truly cares about our health, our beauty, the health of the planet and our complete essence.

Organic, natural, beautiful. Just like you.

Show links: www.myorganicbeautybar.com

Sign up for her newsletter: http://www.myorganicbeautybar.com/newsletter/

Take the Vitality Challenge: http://www.miessence.com/myorganicbeautybar/en/product/19500/superfood-vitality-challenge-pack

86: Holistic Dentistry w/ Dr. Diane Meyer
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86: Holistic Dentistry w/ Dr. Diane Meyer

It has never been a more exciting time to be a dentist, as dentistry and medicine move closer together than ever before. Recent studies have shed light on a whole new arena of dentistry by proving that the health of your mouth can affect the overall health of your body. Decreasing the member’s exposure to known toxins through Bio-Compatibility testing, while optimizing the immune system with adequate nutrition, is the hallmark of Dr. Diane Meyer’s philosophy.

Dr. Meyer has been extensively trained in the mouth-body-emotion connection. Her entire working career of 38 years has been in the dental field in one capacity or another. She started out in high school at age 16 as a dental assistant trained at Davea. Dr. Meyer graduated from Elmhurst College with a B.S. degree in psychology, in addition to excelling in physiology and biology. She held positions as a student liaison for the Chicago Dental Society and Secretary Treasurer while attending Loyola University Dental School, where she graduated in 1991. Since 1998, Dr. Meyer learned about the hazards of mercury, and her workplace has operated in being mercury safe ever since. Soon thereafter, she discovered Dr. Hall Huggins along with Dr. Douglas Cook and decided to mentor under both to learn their methods. Since mentoring under Dr. Huggins and Dr. Cook, taking the wisdom of both as well as others to build a treatment that she refers to as “The Meyer Protocol”. Through thousands of hours of study and watching the failures of the existing protocols, Dr. Meyer was driven to derive her own protocols with greater success.                                                                 Dr. Meyer believes that an individual cannot experience the best overall health without addressing the body’s basic nutritional needs. She utilizes medical practitioners and other health-care providers along with her own knowledge to reach this goal. Comprehensive testing helps to minimize the immune system’s reactions to all things put into/on the body. Additionally, Dr. Meyer is Mercury safe, which is a stricter protocol than Mercury free. Dr. Meyer also shares her love of dentistry with her family. She has a brother, two uncles, and four cousins who are dentists, and a sister who is a dental hygienist.

Dr. Meyer has hosted and spoken at many venues, published a book called Pick Your Poisons, published many profound articles, is featured in several magazines, appeared on television shows and film documentaries, has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, and is a member of a numerous organizations… just to mention a “few” accomplishments!

Holistic Dentistry Illinois: It is a family-friendly dental office that combines compassionate service, great skill, and a commitment to healthy living in order to improve your well-being and quality of life. Dr. Meyer’s office is dedicated to putting your dental health into a broader perspective. The office believes that the state of your smile plays an important role in how your entire body functions and how you feel about yourself. Dr. Diane Meyer leads the team in offering numerous treatments and services designed to not only treat your smile, but your overall mental, physical, and emotional state.

Since 2008, Holistic Dentistry Illinois has been proud to serve Downers Grove, Illinois, and the surrounding communities in the greater Chicago area. When you visit, you can expect a completely safe environment, powerful and innovative treatments, and a caring dentist that not only wants to treat decay, but discover why it is occurring in the first place.

It is important to visit our website at www.HolisticDentistIllinois.com for more information about Dr. Diane Meyer, the office of Holistic Dentistry Illinois, and valuable information pertaining to your health.

85: Flu Prevention with Nurse Marie From Maid Brigade
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85: Flu Prevention with Nurse Marie From Maid Brigade

It's cold and flu season so you need to talk precautions. That doesn't mean you need to turn to toxic cleaners and other chemicals to keep the flu virus out  of your home.

Listen to Nurse Marie as she shares some great tips on keeping your home clean and healthy. Also learn how Leslie joined Dr. Oz and had her DIY cleaning products put to the test - on National TV.

You can watch Leslie on the Dr. Oz Show here: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/30-days30-ideas-your-biggest-body-problems?video_id=4591983620001

 

84: Living an Organic Healthy Lifestyle w/ Nancy Addison
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84: Living an Organic Healthy Lifestyle w/ Nancy Addison

Nancy Addison, CHC, AADP, is an inspirational health and nutrition speaker, #1 best selling author, radio show host and newspaper and magazine columnist.

  Nancy educates people about the healing benefits of an organic, plant-based diet, she also shares how this type of diet is one of the best ways to help protect and preserve our precious mother earth. Among many other things: Nancy is a certified in plant-based nutrition & sports nutrition, raw food chef, personal trainer and chef of health supportive cooking. This is her passion, as she makes healthy eating delicious!

          Nancy has appeared on Good Morning America, Good Morning Texas, Fox Good Day Morning Show, CBS, Texas Living and The Broadcast.

         Nancy’s best selling books are inspiring, as well as being endorsed by world-renowned doctors. Her publications include “How To Be a Healthy Vegetarian” (first and second edition - second edition was a best seller),  “Raising Healthy Children ( a number one best seller),” “Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Never Have To Be On A Diet Again!” and  “Alive and Cooking: An Easy Guide To Health For You and Your Parent”, which she co-authored with Maryann DeLeo.  

 

 Before becoming a professional speaker and health counselor, Nancy experienced a penicillin overdose at a young age that demanded numerous blood transfusion and bone marrow tests, leaving her with acute anemia. Craving sugar for energy, she came very close to becoming diabetic and gained 50 extra unhealthful pounds while pregnant. She began to research all she could on health, nutrition and self-healing. Nancy adjusted her stressful lifestyle and food choices.

Nancy now commits her practice to exposing and educating audiences and clients on the effects of toxins found in our daily environment and eating healthier to stay younger looking and have a more energetic, optimum lifestyle. Nancy is an expert in diabetes, heart disease and cancer diets.

Nancy walks her talk, living a balanced life: mind, body, and spirit. “I love working with people who have that ah-ha moment, realizing their health is their greatest asset. It’s exhilarating to assist my clients in developing wellness, balance, and harmony in all aspects of their lives.” Always enthusiastic about helping others achieve a vibrant, sustainable, healthful way of living, Nancy teaches healthful living, cooking, and raw food cuisine preparation, as well as organic gardening.

83: Clean Up Your Indoor Air
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83: Clean Up Your Indoor Air

 

Kyle Knappenberger is the Director of Applications at EnviroKlenz of Fort Myers, FL. Kyle holds a Bachelors of Sciences degree in microbiology from Kansas State University. He earned his degree while researching and testing water purification techniques. For over a decade Kyle has been working on using safe technology for odor control and toxic chemical elimination. Kyle joined Timilon in 2013 when they acquired the technology behind EnviroKlenz®. He has been involved in several key product development programs related to indoor air quality and individuals dealing with multi chemical sensitivity. Kyle co-holds six patents related to the mitigation of chemical and biological contamination

 Things we talked about in our first segment:

  1. Chemicals around the home and chemical triggers for individuals dealing with MCS
  2. Steps and ways people can minimize chemical pollution and various triggers 

In our second segment we discussed:

  1. EnviroKlenz''s work with MCS individuals
  2. Kyle shares stories of what he has heard and experienced from MCS individuals 

In our last segment we talk about EnviroKlenz products and how they can make a difference in your home.  If you'd like to learn more about their products you can visit their web site at: www.EnviroKlenz.com

 

81: 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When You Are Hiring Someone To Clean Your Home
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81: 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When You Are Hiring Someone To Clean Your Home

Just one day after the US Department of Labor published updates to federal classifications clarifying its definitions of employees versus independent contractors, one key player in the new “gig economy” bows out. HomeJoy, a click-to-consume app-driven company that pairs house cleaning providers with consumers in need, conceded its bid to revolutionize the home services industry in a press release issued July 17th, saying the outfit will shutter operations effective July 31. The quick exit is seen by cleaning industry insiders as a harbinger of more backlash against companies that outsource home services to contract laborers. These companies sub-contract their work, usually to individuals, in an effort to control expenses and maximize shareholder earnings. The problem is, this model thrives at the expense of the worker and the consumer. A new infographic sponsored by national housecleaning service Maid Brigade illustrates the 5 biggest pitfalls a consumer faces when hiring a house cleaning company that sends independent contractors to do the work.

When Injury Occurs

HomeJoy and other companies using contract labor are able to avoid many large expenses required of companies with true employees on the payroll, most notably worker’s comp insurance. It is assumed that the contractor maintains his or her own policies however in reality many contract workers forego such a major expense, instead gambling against the odds of injury on the job. “In the unfortunate event that injury does occur, contract cleaning workers may seek (and get) medical reimbursement from the owners of the home they were cleaning when the injury took place,” warns Bart Puett, president of Maid Brigade.

Tax Liability

Homeowners may also be liable for Social Security, Medicare and unemployment taxes and penalties for the contract workers who do not make accurate and timely payments to the IRS each quarter themselves. Since the contract worker is not employed by the housecleaning company that dispatched them, the IRS may deem that the homeowner is the employer of that cleaner and therefore responsible for these taxes. The risk of finding a surprise tax bill in the mailbox is slim for most consumers who have cleaning help but the fees and penalties can be costly, not to mention the professional and social stigma that accompanies real or perceived tax evasion.

Don’t Get Taken to the Cleaners

Ernie Hartong, CEO of the Association for Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI), advises homeowners seeking help with house cleaning to do their homework. “Homeowners should do their due diligence before hiring a house cleaner or professional cleaning service. To avoid the pitfalls that can occur when someone is working in your home, ask to see a copy of the company’s business license and insurance policy before hiring,” cautions Hartong. “A professional company should gladly provide these to any consumer who asks.”

Maid Brigade is the only house cleaning service that is Green Clean Certified® with more than 400 franchise service areas in the United States and Canada. A leader in house cleaning since 1985, Maid Brigade is the green cleaning industry leader and has a longstanding legacy of providing quality customer service and consistent and thorough cleaning using the most advanced techniques and equipment. The company has also implemented a consumer advocacy program in response to reports from the Environmental Protection Agency linking chemicals in traditional cleaning products to a wide range of health risks. All Maid Brigade cleaning professionals are employees of the company not independent contractors. Maid Brigade is  member of ARCSI.

82: Cleaning Up Your Emotional Baggage
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82: Cleaning Up Your Emotional Baggage

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine.  

JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall wellbeing.

And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A favorite of journalists and the media for her depth of knowledge and vibrant personality, JJ, a contributing expert for Get Active Magazine, has also been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA.

J.J.'s book, Fit 2 Love is an intriguing combination of fitness expertise with matters of the heart from acclaimed celebrity fitness trainer JJ Flizanes. Through her own personal quest for love and case studies of other men and women who have successfully implemented her fitness for love program, the author supports her position that one must love and care for themselves before they can attract a reciprocating love. Fit 2 Love also includes a four-week plan that is an easy exercise, nutrition, and self-care process that will guide readers to transform the relationship they have with themselves, their body, and others.

J.J. is offering our listeners a free copy of her ebook. Just go to this link:

http://fit2love.tv/ebook/   You can also click on the book on the home page too http://fit2love.tv   There were also three TV shows we discussed with Lynne Forrest: http://fit2love.tv/2015/04/episode-134-are-you-a-victim-rescuer-or-persecutor/

 

80: "Do Beekeeping" with Orren Fox
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80: "Do Beekeeping" with Orren Fox

Do Beekeeping - The secret to happy honeybees Orren Fox

Honey. Drizzled over a slice of fresh bread… or eaten directly from the spoon… is one of life’s great pleasures. And with beehives springing up on urban rooftops, in next door’s back garden – even schemes for adopting bees or renting hives – becoming a honey producer seems… possible. So how easy is it and what’s involved?

By sharing the journey of 18-year-old beekeeper Orren Fox – who clearly remembers what it’s like to be a rookie – you’ll discover that keeping your own honeybees is easier than you think. Find out:

  • How and where to set up your hive
  • The tools and equipment you need to get started
  • The job of inspecting the hive
  • How and when to harvest your honey

With delicious honey-based recipes shared by talented and resourceful chefs and cooks, including Honey & Co., you’ll learn all about bees and their inspiring world of work and honey production. And may even be tempted to buy your first bee suit.

 

Links in this show:

Do Beekeeping by Orren Fox

Ask the Cleaning Coach

Call our 800 with your questions: 1-800-232-5089

 

Many Thanks to our Sponsors:

Maid Brigade

The Clean Team

 

 

78: Deadheading Your Plants w/ Clean Green Living's Cloud Conrad
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78: Deadheading Your Plants w/ Clean Green Living's Cloud Conrad

It may seem counter-intuitive, but to keep many annuals and perennials blooming all summer long, you have to cut off the blooms as they are waning or spent. It’s called dead-heading but it doesn’t require tie-dye T-shirts, illicit drugs or trippy music.  Many summer bloomers flourish with this technique so it’s something you should practice regularly.

Dead-heading is the act of removing spent blooms (and a portion of the supporting stem) periodically during the summer season. We do it to trick the plant into producing more blooms.

WHY IT WORKS: Like all life forms, a plant’s main objective in life is to procreate – to perpetuate the species.  Flower blooms precede seed maturation and dissemination. If a bloom is removed before the seed is ready to be released from the plant, the flower will believe it has not achieved its main objective and it will produce another bloom.

HOW IT WORKS:  Dead-heading is best done while weeding, this way you can be more time efficient in the garden.  As you are working through your garden pulling weeds, take a few extra moments to remove spent or waning blooms.  Simply removing the bloom will create that “Morticia Adams” effect, where the remaining flower stem seems beheaded. Instead, grab the bloom between your thumb and index finger, slide these fingers down the stem until you come to a junction where the larger stem branches off.  Snap, break or cut the stem just above this junction. In just a few days the plant will have produced a new shoot in that spot, or another bloom somewhere on the plant. Regular dead-heading promotes more profuse blooming, without added water or fertilizer.

Some summer flowering plants that benefit from dead-heading are petunias, canna lilies, roses (but use gloves and don’t slide your fingers down the stem), coreopsis, Shasta daisies, African daisies, Gerber daisies, Echinacea, geraniums and yes, even scarlet begonias.

For more information and to see the companion article go to www.cleangreenlivingmagazine.com

 

79: Back to School and Cleaner Air with David Frome
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79: Back to School and Cleaner Air with David Frome

Back To School – Air Quality And Your Child’s Health

David Frome, Physical Therapist, Advanced Rolfer and Five Element Acupuncturist is the owner of The Frome Center For Physical Therapy, a holistic health center and The Air Cleaner Store.  He is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region.

David has made a career of helping people to recover from chronic and difficult environmental illness including multiple chemical sensitivities, ADHD, allergies and asthma.

It’s that time of year!  Children return to the home and spend more time indoors.  Parents take their kids shopping for clothes and school supplies.  As summer closes, our children return to school. How does this transition affect your child’s health?

Many children are unaffected, but for some, allergies and environmental sensitivities kick up.  That can mean an increase in respiratory problems including allergies and asthma.  It can also lead to emotional and learning problems, all due to poor indoor air quality.

Does your child have environmental illness?  Do the problems stem from the home, the stores or the classroom? How can you figure out what allergen or chemical is causing your child to be sick? What can you do to improve the air quality and improve your child’s health?

We move indoors into our homes as temperatures drop.

Does your child have an environmental health challenge?   What are the signs and symptoms?

The culprits at home, the mall and the classroom.

Cleaning products, formaldehyde in clothing, construction materials, new carpeting and mold.  Pollen, pet dander, dust mites.

 

What you can do about it.

What makes a good air cleaner?

Are ionic and ozone generating machines safe?

Why do you only offer Austin Air cleaners?

To Learn More:

https://www.facebook.com/FromePhysicalTherapy

https://fromept.com/blog/

Webinar Saturday, September 12 at noon

It’s that time of year! As your children head back to school, it’s important be keep an eye on their health. Does your child respond well to the indoor air quality at school? Environmental illness is a growing concern. Cleaning products, construction adhesives, paints, carpeting and molds can create a host of problems including allergies, asthma, behavioral problems, ADHD and depression. How do you know if your child has environmental illness? How can you learn what’s causing the problem? What can you do to improve the school environment and help your child thrive? Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/463859315?pwd=OKh0Z16LoRw%3D

david@theaircleanerstore.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner
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77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner

The hot weather has arrived and BBQ’s are grilling great smelling foods all over, from beaches to ballparks to backyards.  I have to admit, I am one of those people that love to grill.  As soon as the weather gets warm, the grill gets fired up and our outdoor cooking season begins.  Cooking on the grill is a “win-win” situation for us.  Our kitchens stays clean and our food tastes great.

 

But have you ever wondered while enjoying your scrumptious food under the blazing sun, that there might be some dangers of eating food from the BBQ and whether or not the grills are being cleaned safely.

 

“Is there a connection between foods cooked on the grill and cancer?”  Yes.  When foods are cooked at a high temperature, or foods come in contact with the flames of the grill, certain carcinogenic compounds can form.  The compounds, called Heterocyclic Amines and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, are formed when food falls into the flame and causes smoke, or when fats are heated to high temperatures. That is why it is important to choose lean meat, fish, and poultry and low fat vegetables when grilling.  Remember to trim off the excess fat before cooking.

 

When it comes to marinating foods before grilling, there are certain ingredients used for marinating that may affect carcinogens.

 

Studies have shown in the past that using lemon juice and olive oil to marinate foods lessens the formation of cancer causing compounds by 99 percent while cooking.  Lemon juice and olive oil based marinates keep foods flavorful, tenderized, and moist.  Herbs like sage, thyme, oregano, mint rosemary and thyme work wonders in reducing Heterocyclic Amines.

 

As far as cooking vegetables on the BBQ, avoid overcooking them.  Overcooking breaks down the vitamins in the veggies.  Refrain from eating the burned veggies.

 

Another major factor in reducing carcinogens on the “barbi” is by making sure your grill is cleaned before and after cooking.  Not only does food taste better when it is cooked on a clean grill, but the burnt food parts that sometimes stick to the grill plates can cause free radical formation, which has been shown to cause tissue damage and premature aging.

 

Using a mixture of baking soda and warm, soapy water can clean the grill plates. 

 

Grill cleanings only need to be done once or twice a month, unless you use your grill daily.

76: Clean Green Living Magazine Hightlights
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76: Clean Green Living Magazine Hightlights

The summer edition of Clean Green Living Magazine has some great articles. In this show we interview the authors of two of those articles.  We get quick tips from speed cleaning expert, Debbie Sardone as she as she teaches us how to clean quickly, so you can spend quality time enjoying the nice weather. We also interview Jennifer Reichert who shows us how to make a simple DIY hair mask that leaves your hair silky smooth. 

You can see both articles at www.cleangreenlivingmagazine.com  Debbie Sardone is a nationally respected speed cleaning expert. She shares her tips and tricks on how to clean your home quickly.  These are unique ideas that help you can have a clean house and get you outside and enjoy the nice weather.

Jennifer tells us the story behind how she learned this simple trick to beautiful, shiny hair. By being observant and bold enough to ask and she ended up with this DIY hair mask for her hair.

We know you will enjoy this show and you can look forward to more interviews from other writers from this issue. This a the perfect way to hear directly from the authors that have contributed to the magazine.

 

75: Organic Gardening w/ Jackie Beyer
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75: Organic Gardening w/ Jackie Beyer

Learn simple organic tips and tricks from educator and podcaster, Jackie Beyer.  Jackie started the Organic Gardener Podcast to promote earth friendly gardening. She has learned a lot from the experts she's interviewed on her show. Now we can learn from her.   Jackie herself is an organic "flower farmer". She enjoys the flowers while her husband handles the acres of organic vegetables. Living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains gives Jackie some interesting weather patterns and some watering problems. Since they have drilled a new well, watering time is cut down 60%.   Jackie shared her recipe for Squash Flower Recipe: Pick fresh squash/zuccini/pumpkin flowers. You need to be gentil. Wash them and dry softly with a paper towel. Make a flour and water batter that is kink of runny, about the consistency of pancake batter - but just a touch thinner.  Start with a 1/2 cup of flour and slowly add water. Dip the flowers in the batter and saute in olive oil until they are crisp. Lay them on a paper towel until they are cool enough to eat. Enjoy right away.     Jackie also shared her favorite gardening book - The Flower Farmer, An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers by Lynn Byczynski  You can find the book at this link. The Flower Farmer Book   Jackie has a secret recipe to repell spiders from her home. Just mix peppermint essential oil or extract for cooking in a spray bottle with water and spray window screens, cracks and door jambs.   Jackie can be reached at organicgardenerpodcast@gmail.com and her web site is www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

74: Organizing Mindfully with Mark Dillon
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74: Organizing Mindfully with Mark Dillon

Mark Dillon is the founder and podcast host of Organize Mindfully. Mark has always enjoyed organization and putting things in order. For the past decade he has been the facilities manager for the largest and oldest mindfulness meditation retreat centers in the west.

In this show we talk about bringing focus to everything we do including clean and organizing. Mark is in the process of writing a book - Organize Mindfully - 7 Steps to Create and Maintain Order in Your Life, and we talk about three of these steps.

We also discuss how to approach an organizing project. Keeping yourself mindful of your objective can help you achieve your organizing goals.  Mark uses the example of organizing a bookcase and how you should keep yourself in the moment so you can really organize the bookcase the way you need it to work best for you.

We also discuss some tips on reusing, recycling and repurposing for a greener organizing experience.

Things we discuss in this show:

Organize Mindfully - the website: http://organizemindfully.com

The Container Store:  http://thecontainerstore.com

Freecycle: http://freecycle.com

73: Repelling Pests the Natural Way
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73: Repelling Pests the Natural Way

Everyone likes to kill any pests or insects they encounter, but today we thought we would tell you ways to repel the insects, so you don't even have to deal with them.  We talk about some common myths and we tell you what really works.

72: The Best Vacuum For YOU!
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72: The Best Vacuum For YOU!

How do you purchase the right vacuum for your home. There are some questions you need to answer before you start looking. Some questions are about your personality and some are about the type of home you have. Once you have the answer to these questions you can start looking for a good vacuum. A […]

71: Founder of BostonEco, Janet Morgenstern Passani, shares her visions for a sustainable community
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71: Founder of BostonEco, Janet Morgenstern Passani, shares her visions for a sustainable community

Janet Morgenstern Passani is a brand marketing expert specializing in launching and growing healthy, natural lifestyle products and services. She owns her own company called Jute Marketing. As a strategic marketer with a creative twist, she has led marketing departments and worked with major U.S. and international companies including Stride Rite footwear, Smartfood popcorn (which […]

70: Eating Well with Marye Audet of Restless Chipotle
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70: Eating Well with Marye Audet of Restless Chipotle

Eating Well With Marye Audet from Restless Chipotle Today we are talking about “eating well” with Marye Audet who is from North Texas and loves to share scratch recipes from her vintage cookbook collection and family recipes on her blog, Restless Chipotle. She is a mom of eight and “gramma” to three. She is a […]

69: Chiropractic Care With Jessica Roan
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69: Chiropractic Care With Jessica Roan

Looking for ways to relieve inflammation and other inflammation related issues in your body? Chiropractic manipulation may be the answer. Join Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner, the consumer health advocate for Maid Brigade, as they interview Jessica Roan from Chiropractic Health Center of Whitinsville Ma. Jessica works to help people with “whole body” treatments. Learn […]

68: Essential Oils – For Home, Health & More
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68: Essential Oils – For Home, Health & More

What are essential oils, what are their properties and how do you use them around your home? Essential oils have healing, protecting disinfecting properties that we all should know more about. Join Leslie and Marie as they interview Lisa Reed; owner of The Natural Momma and essential oil wellness advocate that travels the country teaching […]

67: The Santa Cruz Challenge w/ Le Ta Jussila
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67: The Santa Cruz Challenge w/ Le Ta Jussila

Leslie and Marie interview the co-founder of The Santa Cruz Challenge, LeTa Jussila, who’s vision is  Restoring Connection, Community and Inspiration through Leadership: A 12-week integrative and holistic health and fitness experience that changes lives. It is the mission of the Santa Cruz Challenge to promote health and sustainability of individuals through education and empowerment that: […]

65: Be More With Less w/ Courtney Carver
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65: Be More With Less w/ Courtney Carver

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing in your closet? Or how about giving up a huge home to move into 750 sq. ft. of living space? Courtney Carver, the owner of Be More With Less has done this and more. Her story will motivate and inspire you to get rid of “stuff” […]

66: Healthy Nail Salons – Three Steps To Safety
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66: Healthy Nail Salons – Three Steps To Safety

David Frome is a Physical Therapist, Acupuncturist and owner of The Air Cleaner Store. .  He has published articles on air quality issues in nail salons and holds this issue close to his heart. He believes that clean air is a right and not a privilege and that indoor air quality issues are everyone’s concern […]

64: Spring Speed Cleaning With Debbie Sardone
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64: Spring Speed Cleaning With Debbie Sardone

Spring Cleaning has to be done, but no one is really excited to spend hours and maybe even days cleaning ceiling and walls.  In this show we are joined by the SPEED CLEANING expert, Debbie Sardone who talks about tips, techniques and tools to make your spring cleaning fast and easy!  Remember, you can call […]

63: Ask The Cleaning Coach ALL Your Cleaning Questions!
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63: Ask The Cleaning Coach ALL Your Cleaning Questions!

One of our favorite shows! Listen to the questions from our listeners and friends. From the UK to Alaska, we answer questions about rust on radiators to no-wax floors turning yellow. You can ask us your cleaning questions anytime at 1-800-232-5089. You can leave a voice mail recording and we will play the question on […]

62: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie
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62: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie

This week on Clean Green Talk Radio we answer your questions about taking the toxins out of your cleaning, does hydrogen peroxide really work and why and also tips on watching out for air borne pesticides in your neighborhood. If you would like to ask Leslie, the cleaning coach or Nurse Marie a question you […]

61: How to become a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”
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61: How to become a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”

Join Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner (Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate) as they talk with Rachel Meltzer Warren about becoming a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”. Rachel is a NYC-area based nutrition writer, educator and counselor. She is the author of the book, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian and, it’s accompanying blog www.smartgirlveg.com. Listen as […]

60: Real Food with Nina Planck
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60: Real Food with Nina Planck

  Listen in as we interview the author of Real Food, Nina Planck. She shares some great insights on shopping and preparing real food.  You will enjoy her interview and some of the recipes from her new cookbook: The Real Food Cookbook.  You may also want to take a look at her book; Real Food […]

59:Get Lean and Spring Clean
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59:Get Lean and Spring Clean

 Get A Firm Tush, Toned Arms, & Flat Abs While You Purge, Clean, & Organize! We don’t always have the luxury to get to the gym, let alone the time to workout. That said, we all have 30 seconds here and there! In fact, you would be amazed by how effective 30 seconds throughout your […]

58: Maggie Saska from Rodale Institute Helps “newbie gardeners”
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58: Maggie Saska from Rodale Institute Helps “newbie gardeners”

Today we are joined by Maggie Saska, Plant Production Specialist at Rodale Institute.  .  Saska is responsible for growing the flowers, vegetables and herb annuals for the Institute’s store sales, demo gardens and chefs’ and caterers’ plots. She is going to give us some tips on how to get a good start on our garden […]

57: Real Health – Real Life
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57: Real Health – Real Life

Jillian Lambert is passionate about lifting, educating and empowering people.  What sets Jillian apart from others in the wellness field is not only her unique education, background and experience, but also her openness and down-to-earth realness. Jillian is the author of wellness book, “Real Health Real Life,” and stretch/relaxation video/DVD “Real Serenity.”  She holds a M.S. in […]

56: David Frome Talks About Dealing With Environmental Illness
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56: David Frome Talks About Dealing With Environmental Illness

David Frome, Physical Therapist, Advanced Rolfer and Five Element Acupuncturist is the owner of The Frome Center For Physical Therapy, a holistic health center and The Air Cleaner Store.  He is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region. David has made a career of helping people to recover from […]

55: The Food Babe Way – With Vani Hari
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55: The Food Babe Way – With Vani Hari

  Did you know that your fast food fries contain a chemical used in Silly Putty? Or that a juicy peach sprayed heavily with pesticides could be triggering your body to store fat? When we go to the supermarket, we trust that all our groceries are safe to eat. But much of what we’re putting […]

54: Learning How To “Speed Clean” Your Home
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54: Learning How To “Speed Clean” Your Home

When you are cleaning, it is best to avoid unnecessary tasks, and in turn, save yourself some time. We have a few things that will save you time and energy when tackling your cleaning tasks. 1. If it isn’t dirty, don’t clean it. This rule isn’t as dumb as it sounds. You’d be amazed at the […]

53: Getting Down to Business with Sarah from Organizing Boston
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53: Getting Down to Business with Sarah from Organizing Boston

Sarah Buckwalter has been a Professional Organizer for over 15 years. In 2000, she founded Organizing Boston, which has grown into the largest professional organizing business in New England and was the 2014 winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer. Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. […]

52: Clean Green Talk – Laurie B Cleans Out The Closet!
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52: Clean Green Talk – Laurie B Cleans Out The Closet!

Join us as we talk with Laurie B Style – and learn  about a “Closet Cleanse” The Closet Cleanse It’s time to remove the old and make space for the fresh and new!We will get rid of those items that don’t fit, are faded, or just weighing you down, while also creating a personal shopping […]

51: Help the Planet…Go Paperless
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51: Help the Planet…Go Paperless

Professional organizers love to reduce clutter. A great way to help the environment and have an organized home office is to go paperless. When I look at all the paper in my home and office the task of going paperless seems daunting, even to a professional organizer like myself! I tackle this task as I do all […]

50: Dr Patricia Bragg on Clean Green Talk
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50: Dr Patricia Bragg on Clean Green Talk

Patricia is a 100% dedicated health crusader with a passion like her father, Paul C. Bragg, world renowned health authority. Patricia has won international fame on her own in this field. She conducts Health and Fitness Seminars for Women’s, Men’s, Youth and Church Groups throughout the world . . . and promotes Bragg “How-To, Self-Health” […]

49: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie
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49: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie

Leslie and Marie answers all your questions. From flu shots to the benefits of vinegar. Listen in to learn more about living greener and cleaner. Listen to more of Clean Green Talk Radio at http://bit.ly/1zvmRFL  If you have questions please visit Leslie on Facebook and follow her on Pinterest and Instagram

48: Lisa-Ann (L.A.) Marchesi President and CEO of Bella D’ Oliva
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48: Lisa-Ann (L.A.) Marchesi President and CEO of Bella D’ Oliva

The tag line “From the heart for the heart” was inspired by cancer and heart disease that struck her family and continues to this day. Lisa-Ann’s grandmother, Anna, lived with her growing up on Long Island, New York. Some of their Sicilian family traditions were Sunday Sauce and Sinatra on A.M Oldies Radio. Back in […]

47: Cleaning For A Reason – Debbie Sardone
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47: Cleaning For A Reason – Debbie Sardone

Debbie Sardone is a popular speaker, writer, and business consultant. She has launched five successful businesses over the past 35 years. Described as a “serial entrepreneur” she owns SpeedCleaning.com where you’ll find high end cleaning tools and equipment as well as nontoxic cleaning products. Debbie is also the founder of the national nonprofit, Cleaning For […]

46: Tips from cLean Mamma, Carolyn Barnes
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46: Tips from cLean Mamma, Carolyn Barnes

Guest post by Carolyn Barnes “How can we avoid gaining weight during the holidays?” Before I answer that question, let me ask another, “Do we all just repeat the same pattern year after year, yet expect different results?The key to surviving Holiday challenges is by getting real with our selves, acknowledging Holiday triggers and by anchoring […]

45: Ask The Cleaning Coach
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45: Ask The Cleaning Coach

Marie and I are doing a new segment on the radio show this week called: Ask The Cleaning Coach. I love answering all your questions about living cleaner and greener at home. While I was doing a talk at the Congregational Church of Needham yesterday, I had some great questions and I thought I’d share […]

44: The SuperNatural Mom – The 5 Things That Will Make You Old – Before Your Time
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44: The SuperNatural Mom – The 5 Things That Will Make You Old – Before Your Time

The chemicals that we’re exposed to, on a daily basis, inside our homes, are linked to every health condition that our population is struggling with:Diabetes. Excess Weight. Fatigue. Allergies. Asthma. Autism. Infertility. Thyroid Disorders. Cancers. Eczema. And Heart Disease. We talk about the 5 things in our home (in the products we use everyday) that […]

30: Project Laundry List On Clean Green Talk April 15
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30: Project Laundry List On Clean Green Talk April 15

Join us this week as we interview the founder of the organization, Alexander Lee. Project Laundry List was founded in 1995 when Dr. Helen Caldicott gave a speech at a Middlebury College symposium in which she said, “If we all did things like hang out our clothes, we could shut down the nuclear industry.” In […]

29: The Science of Green Cleaning
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29: The Science of Green Cleaning

Greening your cleaning is two fold. It’s getting back to basics as well as using science to clean. Once you know what the basic ingredients do – you are able to become a scientist and mix up your own cleaners. I have a background in chemistry, yet I don’t really need all that information to […]

28: Hope For The Honey Bee
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28: Hope For The Honey Bee

Does the current honeybee (Apis Mellifera) Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) cause you to experience sleepless nights filled with fear and worry? Do you wonder what will happen when all the bees are gone? Put those powerful thoughts and concerns into motion with a practical action plan. Join us on March 25 on Clean Green Talk […]

27: SLOBS TV – Behind The Scenes
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27: SLOBS TV – Behind The Scenes

  Do you know a SLOB? Or maybe YOU are the slob! I believe we each have a little slob inside of us. Today on Clean Green Talk we share what it was like filming of our TV pilot – SLOBS. Joining us are Dana Ravich, our slobs sister,  and also our professional organizer, Stasia Steele […]

26: Cleaning Strategy For Busy Moms
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26: Cleaning Strategy For Busy Moms

Here is a question we addressed on this show - “I work 1 full time & 1 part time job so I don’t have a lot of time to spend cleaning. I normally clean all day on my day off – I’d like to be able to space things out a little better so I […]

25: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on Clean Green Talk
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25: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on Clean Green Talk

“We are all just 5 decisions away from a life changing reality. It goes both ways, you could be 5 decisions away from sh*tting in a bucket or 5 decisions away from becoming a millionaire. I’ve seen both.” – See more at: http://5decisionsaway.com/#sthash.Fp1Bt6d4.dpuf Listen in as we interview Matt Paxton from A&E’s Hoarders. We will be […]

24: How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Party Clean Green Talk
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24: How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Party Clean Green Talk

  Our generation is not only more electronically savvy, it is also eco-friendly and green. We are away that our lifestyle affects the planet and we need to preserve resources for the next generation. A green event is planned in and environmental manner by reducing water and energy usage.  To learn more about “green entertaining” listen […]

23: Causes – Symptoms – Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality
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23: Causes – Symptoms – Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality

  The EPA says that our indoor air can be up to 100 more polluted that the air out side. Find out what causes poor indoor air, the symptoms you should be looking for and simple solutions to make your air cleaner. We are joined by The House Doctor, Tony Pomales, http://www.housedoctorpomales.com. who gives us great […]

22: Maid Brigade Franchise Owner, Annie Bobbit Joins Clean Green Talk
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22: Maid Brigade Franchise Owner, Annie Bobbit Joins Clean Green Talk

We were very fortunate to have Annie Bobbit from Maid Brigade of Northern Conn. on the Clean Green Talk with us today. She talked about her commitment to green cleaning for the health of her clients and her employees. She is also working on our SLOBS TV show! Her team will be helping clean up […]

21: Ellen Briggs, Host of Family Food Experts, joins Leslie on Clean Green Talk
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21: Ellen Briggs, Host of Family Food Experts, joins Leslie on Clean Green Talk

Ellen Briggs, Founder of Family Food Experts, President, Food Consultant, Author, has spent most of her career in sales and marketing in the media, advertising, and natural foods industries. She began her Better Food Choices education as a child. Her mother refused to succumb to the original Wonder Bread and T.V. Dinner trends. Organic gardens were […]

20: Going Nuts With Your Laundry!
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20: Going Nuts With Your Laundry!

Kim Mendes shares her story of founding her own company, Yore’ganics. You will find Kim’s journey through personal pain to business owner very interesting.  After Kim found that alternative medicine was able to help her personal struggle with pain, she turned to natural alternatives in her home. This led her to become an advocate for herself […]

18: It’s Time To Sort & Toss
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18: It’s Time To Sort & Toss

Join Leslie Reichert, the host of Clean Green Talk Radio as she interviews Christine Salberg from Sort & Toss. Making New Year’s resolutions is common this time of year and they often revolve around self help and self improvement. Why not adapt those new year’s resolutions to your home? Think of the peace of mind […]

17: 20 Day Count Down to a Clean – Green Christmas
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17: 20 Day Count Down to a Clean – Green Christmas

Getting ready for a Holiday event does not need to be stressful, it just takes a little extra planning. Here is a 20-day plan for cleaning the three most frequently used rooms during a party or dinner. Just plan to do one thing a day and your home will be perfect for your special occasion. […]

16: Meet Audra Conklin, Founder of Audra’s Products
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16: Meet Audra Conklin, Founder of Audra’s Products

Meet Audra Conklin, founder and owner of Audra’s line of green cleaning products. Audra has combined a communications degree with a license in holistic spa therapies to become a knowledgeable and passionate speaker in the “anti-chemical” movement. After a friend asked her if cleaning chemicals were possibly causing headaches, breathing problems and eye irritations after a […]

15: How to “Fake Clean” Your Home For The Holidays!
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15: How to “Fake Clean” Your Home For The Holidays!

Okay, you only have two days left and you have to work and need to go to the grocery store. Stop adding stress to your holidays. Marie Stegner and I are going to teach you how to “fake clean” your home so your guests don’t think you’re a slob! Actually these are all things I’ve […]

14: cLean Living with Carolyn Barnes – The cLean Momma
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14: cLean Living with Carolyn Barnes – The cLean Momma

Carolyn Barnes is known nationally as the cLean Momma although in our interview admits her kids call her a “messy momma”. Carolyn has combined two things most of us hate to do: cleaning and exercising. We spent an hour talking to her about her system of clean living and TASKERCIZING. Carolyn has been on the […]

13: What’s It Like In The Shark Tank?
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13: What’s It Like In The Shark Tank?

          Listen as we interview the the Mad Skilled Scientist, Kevin Tibbs, from Better Life. Kevin and his  partner, Tim Barklage got a super deal on the TV show – Shark Tank. They actually had the Sharks fighting over them! Marie and I  interviewed Kevin live on Clean Green Talk and heard […]

12: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on A&E Talks About What Hoarding Is Really About
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12: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on A&E Talks About What Hoarding Is Really About

Is hoarding really that bad? We talked with Matt Paxton, from A&E’s The Hoarders who gave us “the rest of the story”.  Matt is helping people cope with deep seeded problems – not just cleaning out attics and basements. Learn how Matt got started and how he’s become an extremely successful entrepreneur. Marie and I […]

11: In Honor Of Those With Cancer Who Have Won The Fight
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11: In Honor Of Those With Cancer Who Have Won The Fight

This is a very special edition of Clean Green Talk Radio where we celebrate those who have won the fight! We have with us three survivors of cancer and they tell us their stories and give us their best advice. We’d also like to thank Maid Brigade for their continued support and commitment to green […]

10: What Is The Perfect Vacuum For YOU?
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10: What Is The Perfect Vacuum For YOU?

I recently wrote a blog article for Kmart and we had so much positive response I decided to have an entire show on how to find the right vacuum cleaner for YOUR home. Going to be looking for a new one soon? You need to listen to this show…. If you don’t have time to […]

9: Scary Halloween Stains Tackled on Clean Green Talk Radio
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9: Scary Halloween Stains Tackled on Clean Green Talk Radio

Halloween can be a big stain holiday!  We talk about how to remove everything from chocolate to red wine. And you just need a few simple things to remove them. You’ll need an ice cube, white wine, rubbing alcohol and a few other simple ingredients. Listen in and find out how to have a very […]

8: Fall Cleaning – Do It Like A Pro!
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8: Fall Cleaning – Do It Like A Pro!

People don’t really think fall cleaning is important, but I feel it’s something you should do before you close up your house for the cold weather. Once the temperatures drop, your house could be sealed for up to six months. And since you’ve had the windows and doors open all summer I think your house […]

7: How Clean Are Hospitals REALLY?
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7: How Clean Are Hospitals REALLY?

Our radio show today starts off with the Clean Question of the Week which is: How often do you wash your bed linens?  You can always join in and give us your answers on facebook at www.facebook.com/greencleaningcoach.   Today the answers were split 50:50 between the men and the ladies. Men have NO clue that […]

6: Cleaning Up Your Back Yard
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2017-09-22 15:27:58 UTC 51:31
6: Cleaning Up Your Back Yard

Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and I take a walk around our back yards and talk about the great ways to green clean everything from tile grout around the pool (that’s at Marie’s house) to cleaning dirty athletic shoes! Some of the products we talk about are Rockin’ Green Laundry Soap, which is […]

5: Dr. Rapp Discusses Indoor Air Quality And Allergies
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2017-09-22 15:27:58 UTC 51:03
5: Dr. Rapp Discusses Indoor Air Quality And Allergies

Dr. Rapp is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. She is also a homeopath. She served as Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until January 1996. She practiced traditional allergy medicine for 18 years. After learning about environmental medicine in 1975, Dr. Rapp began […]

4: Natural Way To Repel Pests With Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner from Maid Brigade
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2017-09-22 15:27:58 UTC 50:01
4: Natural Way To Repel Pests With Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner from Maid Brigade

  Today on Clean Green Talk, Marie Stegner and I talked about natural ways to repel pests such as mice, ticks, fleas and many more. This pod cast has numerous ways to repel these pests naturally. We also got a call from Ashley who was looking for an “all-purpose” repellent. Marie advises white rocks to […]

3: Great Tips For Moving with Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate From Maid Brigade
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2017-09-22 15:27:58 UTC 50:01
3: Great Tips For Moving with Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate From Maid Brigade

Marie Stegner joined Leslie Reichert on Clean Green Talk Radio. Listen in for even more tips and ideas to make your move easier. Moving can be one of the most stressful things in your life, and not being prepared for it can make it even worse.  Leaving things for the last minute can sometimes be a […]

2: How Clean Is The Air In Your Home? Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.
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2017-09-22 15:27:58 UTC 50:32
2: How Clean Is The Air In Your Home? Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.

By Rebekah Armentrout Believe it or not, there are chemicals in the air we breathe at home that can be harmful to our health. I’d like to take you through a typical home and list some areas where these chemicals are coming from as well as precautions we can take to reduce our exposure. VOCs […]

1: Interview with Kim Webb, CEO and Laundry Guru Rockin’ Green Soap
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2017-09-22 15:27:58 UTC 50:01
1: Interview with Kim Webb, CEO and Laundry Guru Rockin’ Green Soap

000: Interview with Marie Stegner, Consumer Advocate for Maid Brigade
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2017-09-22 15:27:58 UTC 47:01
000: Interview with Marie Stegner, Consumer Advocate for Maid Brigade

153: Best of Clean Green Talk
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2017-09-22 23:38:20 UTC 26:07
153: Best of Clean Green Talk

It's amazing to think that in the past two years we have gone from a few listeners to 400,000!  So to celebrate this milestone, I picked snippets of the four top shows to share with you. These are not my favorites, but yours. These four shows have the most listens of all of my shows. Sit back, listen and enjoy!  And thanks so much for listening. 

Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig  Show #117

Environmental Illnesses with David Frome Show #56

Real Food with Nina Plack  Show #65

Trash Is For Tossers with Lauren Singer  Show #11

 

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade.

 www.maidbrigde.com

 

 

152: 9 Tips On How To Clean Your Lightfixtures
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2017-09-22 23:38:20 UTC 19:36
152: 9 Tips On How To Clean Your Lightfixtures

How to Keep Your Light Fixtures Shining Bright Things we talked about in this episode that you may want to learn more about. Green Clean Starter Kit Blue microfiber cloth Feather duster Extendable feather duster Link to Houzz.com article Link to my private Facebook Community  www.cleangreenlivingcommunity.com

This episode is sponsored by Maid Brigade 

 

151: How to clean your stove top, oven and microwave
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2017-09-22 23:38:20 UTC 25:34
151: How to clean your stove top, oven and microwave

Cleaning the stovetop, oven and microwave

This article can be seen at www.maidbrigade.com/blog

Your oven has been called the “heart” of the kitchen. You prepare every meal on the stovetop or inside the oven itself. Your stove and oven get lot of use AND abuse. Spills dry, harden and burn onto their surfaces. Let’s look at a few ways we can clean them as well as prevent spills and messes on your stovetop, microwave and oven.

Tips for your stove top

Spills should be wiped up as soon as they happen, but the burners have to cool down before you can wipe the stovetop. Because you need to wait for it to cool, the spills to continue to burn onto the cooktop. Start by letting the stovetop cool completely before trying to clean it. Use a wet microfiber cloth and wipe off large debris. Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and spray the entire stovetop with straight vinegar. Let the vinegar sit on the stovetop for a few minutes. Vinegar is a natural acid and the longer you let it sit on the surface, the better the acid work on the buildup. Wipe the area again with the microfiber cloth that’s been rinsed with very hot water. If there are still some stubborn spots, respray the area with vinegar and then sprinkle the area with baking soda. Use a scrubby sponge that is designed to be used on non-stick surfaces and scrub the areas in a circular motion. I recommend using a Skoy Scrub and also an Xtreme Sponge.  The sponge will start to turn brown as the buildup is removed. Rinse and repeat the process until the entire stovetop is completely clean. Finish with a gentle glass cleaner and a fine woven microfiber cloth to leave the stove top with a nice shine.

If you have a glass topped stove, there is a great little tool that will help keep the cook top looking great. It’s a flat-edged razor. The razor will remove burnt on spots with a quick pass. You can also use the razor with a combination of baking soda and vinegar to remove buildup. Make sure the razor is very sharp and is always used at a 45-degree angle to the stovetop.

If you have a gas stove, be very careful when cleaning around the area over the pilot light. This area is extremely warm and if you spray a cleaner directly on the area, it can damage the finish. Also, if you are using harsh chemicals the heat will turn it to steam and off gas fumes into the air.

Tips for your oven

One great tip to prevent spills from getting to the floor of your oven is to use something to catch and keep spills off of the oven floor. You can use aluminum foil and place it under the pan you are using. Don’t place the foil directly on the oven floor as it may actually stick to the surface. Instead, use foil on the rack underneath the one you are using or around the pan that is cooking on the rack. This will let the air continue to circulate in the oven and bake evenly. You can also use a cookie sheet as long as it’s larger that the pan you are baking. An oven liner is designed specifically for preventing spills. The oven liner is not affected by the heat, but some manufactures recommend not using around birds – which means they are off-gassing. You need to check with the manufacturer of your oven before using an oven liner so you don’t damage the oven floor or restrict the air flow in the oven its self.

Self-cleaning ovens should never be cleaned with a chemical cleaner. The finish is designed specifically to have the debris fall off once the oven is heated to 500 degrees. If you use a chemical on the finish, it will damage those properties. You can wipe the finish with a damp microfiber cloth after the oven has run through the self-cleaning cycle and has cooled completely. You can also spot wash spills with a damp microfiber cloth.

Ovens without a self-cleaning option can be cleaned by mixing up a paste of baking soda and water and “painted” on the walls and floor of the over. Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and spray all the surfaces. You will see the baking soda start to foam up. Continue to spray the oven every 15 minutes for an hour. Then let this mixture sit on the oven surfaces overnight. The next morning all you will need to do is wipe the entire oven down with a wet microfiber cloth. The reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar will lift everything off the oven walls and base. It also will leave the oven clean without any residue that could be dangerous to your family. Regular oven cleaners are very toxic and if they aren’t completely rinsed from the oven can penetrate your food and seep into your air. By using vinegar and baking soda you are using the science of natural cleaners that won’t hurt anyone.

Tips for your microwave

Microwaves should wiped thoroughly after each use. But not everyone that uses the microwave wipes it out after they use it. Instead, leftover spills and spatters get microwaved onto its surface. A quick tip for cleaning the inside of the microwave is to place a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a microwaveable container in the microwave. Microwave this mixture for 1 to 2 minutes until it boils and steams up the inside of the microwave. The lemon juice is a natural acid and it will adhere to the spills on the walls of the microwave and work to loosen them while the microwave is cooling. Once it’s completely cool, use a damp microfiber cloth and wipe the inside surfaces. All of the debris will wipe off and the microwave will be sparkling clean with no residual chemicals to have to rinse off.

Mentioned in the podcast:

Green Clean Starter kit

Barnes & Noble NE Tour

Charlie's Soap

 

  This episode is sponsored by Maid Brigade

 

 

 

 

150: How To Clean Your Gas Grill
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2017-09-22 23:38:20 UTC 14:02
150: How To Clean Your Gas Grill

I recently wrote a blog article for Maid Brigade on how to clean your gas grill. Since I had so many questions about this simple task, I decided to do a podcast on it as well. You can read the complete blog post at MaidBrigade.com/blog

 

The first warm evening of spring makes me want to crack open the grill and put on some steaks.  But you don’t want to use the grill unless you’ve taken the time to clean it first – squirrels and mice often use grills as a place to hibernate in the winter. And then there’s all that burnt-on yuck that over-wintered there for months. So make sure it’s been cleaned and prepped before the first use of the season. All you need is 30 minutes to clean the gas grill.

Items you will need:

  • Grill brush
  • Dish soap
  • Large utility bucket
  • Foil
  • Leaf blower
  • Disposable rags
  • Spray bottle of distilled white vinegar
  • Scrubby sponge
  • Apron
  • Old T shirt

Read more at https://www.maidbrigade.com/blog/how-to-clean-the-gas-grill/

This podcast is sponsored by MaidBrigade.com

149: How to care for your swimwear
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2017-09-22 23:38:20 UTC 24:11
149: How to care for your swimwear

 

Finally, it’s the official start of summer which means that our pools are starting to warm up enough for us to enjoy splashing around in the water. It also means that we need to pull out our swimming suits to see how they fared through the winter. It never fails that when you go to try on your favorite suit you hear that crunching noise from the elastic and the fabric doesn’t seem to be as stretchy as it was the year before. Without the right care, even a high quality swimsuit may not make it through one swimming season. Here are some do’s and don’ts for caring for your swimwear.

You can download the do's and don'ts at this link.

 https://greencleaningcoach.lpages.co/show-notes-148-bathing-suit-care/

or

You can read the article on www.maidbrigade.com/blog

 

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade

148: Interview with Leslie on Humanity Daily
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2017-09-22 23:38:20 UTC 32:40
148: Interview with Leslie on Humanity Daily

Join Jill Sullivan and I as we talk about how I got started becoming a Green Cleaning expert and ways that you can make your home less toxic. Jill is a great interviewer and I'm sure she's asking me the same questions you'd like answered so you can learn more about living a toxic free life.  We talked about the science of microfiber and how simple products in your pantry can clean and why. I also shared some tips for keeping yourself and your pets free from ticks. You can get the recipe for my tick repellent at this link. https://greencleaningcoach.lpages.co/diy-tick-repellent/

This show is sponsored by

Maid Brigade

147: "Summer-izing" Your Cleaning List
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2017-09-22 23:38:20 UTC 21:01
147: "Summer-izing" Your Cleaning List

I was recently asked to look at Martha Stewart’s Summertime cleaning list of things that need to be cleaned. I had to say that I don't even clean these things in the summer. So I went through her list and made some “suggestions” so you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning this summer. Some would call these hacks - other are suggestions.  When the weather is nice, I recommend just cleaning what’s dirty and saving those big projects for the fall. Unless you have a cold rainy day with nothing better to do. Summer is not a time to clean – It’s a time to get outside and enjoy!

Martha's list in the bathrooms: □ Discard expired cosmetics, beauty products, and medications.

Leslie - A quick way to realize what you use is to use a travel makeup bag and pack it as if you were traveling. Use what is in the bag every day and see if you feel like you are missing something. At the end of the summer, go through the rest of your makeup and purge those items you never touched all summer.

Martha's list in the Bedrooms: □ Launder or dry-clean blankets. □ Replace cool-weather bedding with warm-weather bedding.

Leslie - Place blankets in a vacuum sealed bag and put them away until fall. You can launder them  when you take them out.

Martha's list in the closets: □ Reorganize closets, giving away unwanted items. □ Replace cool-weather clothing with warm-weather clothing.  

Leslie - Place a plastic tub in your closet and place warm weather items in there as you have time.  Do the reverse with a container holding your summer clothes. Anything that doesn’t come out of the summer container by the end of the summer gets given away.

Martha's list in the home office: □ Clean out files. □ Review and update insurance policies, contracts, and household inventories.  

Leslie - These items are great things to do on a snow day. Don’t waste a beautiful summer day worrying about them.

Martha's list in the kitchen: □ Vacuum refrigerator grill and coil. □ Wipe the inside of the freezer.

Leslie - Spot wash your frig as it needs it. Use plasticware and paper plates for outside dining. You’ll won’t have to spend as much time cleaning up.

Martha's list in the living room: □ Rotate heavy curtains, rugs, and throws for lightweight ones.  

Leslie - Instead just pop the curtains into the dryer and leave on a light toss for 10-15 minutes. That will knock the dust off and you won’t have to go through washing, drying and ironing.

Martha's list in the outdoor spaces: □ Clean gutters. □ Scrub outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and awnings. □ Scrub porch ceilings and walls. □ Scrubs porch floors, decks, patios, the driveway, and walkways. □ Wash light-fixture covers.

Leslie - Get yourself an electric blower and a power washer. These two things can help you clean your outdoor space easily without scrubbing or brushing. Use the blower to remove dirt and debris from your patio, deck and even the sides of your house. The power washer will clean off your outdoor furniture, fences and light fixtures.

Martha's list in the utility spaces: □ Clean the attic and basement, giving away or discarding unwanted items. □ Remove lint from the hose attached to the back of the clothes dryer. □ Vacuum and mop attic and basement floors.

Leslie - Focus on the dryer vent and the garage. These two things can’t be cleaned in cold weather correctly so focus on them in the summer. The dryer vent can be cleaned with a special dryer vent tool that goes inside the piping and pulls out the buildup. Clean the garage by putting everything out in the driveway and using a blower to clean out all the buildup from the winter months. Forget the broom – just blow it out.

Martha's list throughout the house: □ Dry-clean non-machine-washable window treatments. □ Dust radiators. □ Launder machine-washable window treatments. □ Oil window and door hinges. □ Polish metal door and window hardware. □ Remove, wash, and store storm windows. □ Reseal stone surfaces. □ Reseal grout. □ Send area rugs without backings out for professional cleaning. □ Shampoo wall-to-wall carpets and area rugs with backings. □ Steam-clean upholstery.□ Strip and rewax vinyl and linoleum floors. □ Take books off shelves; dust shelves and books. □ Vacuum and wipe walls and ceilings. □ Wash windows and window screens. □ Wax wood furniture. □ Wax wood, stone, concrete, brick, and unglazed tile floors.

Leslie -  This entire list can be done in the fall except for cleaning your windows and screens. Instead of removing and washing screens, just wipe them with a large looped microfiber cloth. The microfiber will capture the dust on the screen and make it look as clean as if you washed it.

For more tips, tricks and techniques join Leslie's email list at www.greencleaningcoach.com

This episode is sponsored by

Maid Brigade

146: Ask Leslie
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 19:43
146: Ask Leslie

Welcome to "Ask Leslie". I've been getting bombarded with questions (which I love) and I thought I'd share the questions and the answers with you on this show. Question 1 How do you get burnt on food off a non-stick pan?

These are two tools you will need:

Xtreme SpongeGreen Clean Starter Kit I start with baking soda and work my way up to more aggressive products. You can also try my green cleaning scrub recipe:   Green Cleaning Scrub 1 cup baking soda 1 cup oxygen bleach or borax 1 cup table salt 10 drops essential oils Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the essential oils. Mix thoroughly and place in an airtight container.

 

Question 2 What are some ways to keep my home cooler this summer? I want to "summer-ize" my home in a green way.

  • Open you windows at night to let the cool air in. Close them in the morning before the temperature starts to rise
  • Keep curtains closed so the sunlight does not warm up the temperature inside. You can use reflective curtains to help keep the heat out, just like we use in the winter to keep the heat in.
  • If you are using an air conditioner, keep the temperature set at a comfortable temperature and leave it there. You spend more energy turning it off and on as the air conditioner has to work harder to cool the room down once it's heated up.
  • Try keeping doors closed to rooms that don't need to be air conditioned. 
  • Use room fans to keep the cool air circulating. Some rooms stay cooler than others, but by placing a fan in the doorway you can move the cool air to another room.
  • Use a dehumidifier in rooms other than the basement. An air conditioner is partly a dehumidifier, so by using one in the upstairs rooms, the air will feel cooler. 
  • Install ceiling fans in all your rooms if you can.
  • Wear cool clothing made from cotton or other light fabrics. 
  • Don't use the stove or oven during the day. Plan meals so that you can cook them when it's cool. Use your grill outside when you want to make some thing hot. The stove and oven will heat up the kitchen and make it hard to get cool again.
  • Switch out your light bulbs so that they are not producing heat when they are on. 
  • Switch your bedding to a nice fabric like cotton to absorb sweat and keep your body cool at night. Use a pillow that does not contain foam, but instead is make of buckwheat or bamboo. There are also some new "cool-gel" pillows designed to keep you cool at night. Some people even spray their sheet with a light mist of iced water scented with lavender to keep them cool while sleeping.
  • Drink lots of ice water during the day. The ice will work to keep your body temperature lower and keep you cooler.  

Find Leslie and her tips at www.greencleaningcoach.com

Join the conversation at www.cleangreenlivingcommunity.com

 

145: Sustainable Laundry Ideas
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 22:24
145: Sustainable Laundry Ideas

If you are looking to start "greening" up your home, one the best places to start is in your laundry room. That's right, with just a few ideas we can remove thousands of chemicals that your family is being exposed to. 

Do you have skin issues in your family? Start by switching out your laundry detergent with an old fashioned laundry SOAP. The science of laundry detergent is the deter-gent is a chemical that is something that is put into the fabric of your clothing during the wash cycle and is left there to "deter" dirt and oils from getting to the fabric. It acts like a shield to protect your clothing from the dirt and grime. Detergent acts like a shield against dirt, but also lays on your skin for 24 hours and after awhile your body starts to react with rashes and irritations. Most allergists don't even understand the science of detergent and how it works. That's why they never even ask you to try switching to a soap. Laundry soap works differently. It goes into your clothing and wraps itself around the dirt and oils and pulls them out of the clothing. It works differently, but the best  part is that it totally rinses out of your clothing, leaving them clean and free from chemicals.  In this episode I'm sharing my Great-grandmothers laundry soap recipe with you along with a DIY fabric softener and even some DIY dryer sheets. You can download a free PDF of the recipes here.

 

This show is sponsored by 

144: Going Natural With Your Weed Killer
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 12:54
144: Going Natural With Your Weed Killer

Going natural with your weed killer

In this podcast we are going to talk about some tips that block the weed seeds as well as make up a DIY weed killer.

Here are some tips on preventing weeds in your yard: 

  • Let your grass grow longer – prevents the seeds from getting to the dirt and germinating.
  • Use landscaping fabric or newspaper to block the seeds
  • Try pine bark mulch to stop those seeds. Use a good two inches of mulch to prevent the weeds.

Here are some tips on weed removal:

  • PULL THEM – It’s old fashioned but it does work! Buy a nice weed puller to help with the chore.
  • Boiling water – Use a pot of boiling water on the weeds.
  • DIY Weed Killer If you'd like a copy of my DIY weed killer, just click here and I'll give you a downloadable PDF with some tips and the recipe!

 

 

Other things you can try

Lemon juice – Lemon Juice is also a natural acid, just like vinegar and will work to kill weeds if sprayed on them. I don’t use lemon juice in my recipe as it’s much more expensive and vinegar is cheaper and you get much more for the same price.

Rubbing alcohol – Alcohol will work to burn the weeds too. You could add a ½ to the recipe if you like.

Corn Meal – Corn Meal works like the salt to pull the water out of the weed. It also works to suffocate it from the sun and the air. I’m not going to recommend it as it will leave your garden covered in a white powder and will need to be mulched into the soil.

Torching – This is a convenient way to remove weeds from a patio or drive way with cracks or seams. It doesn’t kill the root system. You could start with a torch to kill the weed and add the vinegar mixture afterward to kill the root system.

 

This podcast is sponsored by:

Maid Brigade

Consistent, Caring, Committed.

Expect more than clean. 

143: Mesothelioma - Causes and Preventions
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 19:22
143: Mesothelioma - Causes and Preventions

Today, I'm interviewing Alison Grimes from the Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center. 

What is Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is most commonly diagnosed in older individuals who worked with asbestos in an industrial setting. Prognosis for mesothelioma is poor, but early detection and newer treatment methods have given many patients hope for survival.

Causes of Mesothelioma

Asbestos is the only confirmed cause of mesothelioma. When inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers lodge in pleural tissue of the lungs, heart, or abdomen, causing inflammation and scar tissue that can eventually lead to tumors.

Key Points about Causes of Mesothelioma
  • The only proven cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure.
  • Work history, duration of exposure, and type of asbestos increase the risk of developing mesothelioma
  • Men over the age of 65 who worked in the military are most at risk.

When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers become airborne and may be swallowed or inhaled, eventually becoming lodged in the delicate lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. The fibers cause irritation and scarring, which can mutate, inhibiting the body’s natural cancer defenses. Eventually this scar tissue may develop into tumorous growths.

Symptoms of mesothelioma may appear anywhere from 10 – 50 years after exposure. While the connection between asbestos and deadly lung diseases was known prior to the 1900s in asbestos mine workers, it wasn’t until the 1960s that an official study linked asbestos exposure with incidents of mesothelioma and other related diseases.

You can get a free reference guide at this link.

142: Ticks And Tips To Get Rid Of Them
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 21:05
142: Ticks And Tips To Get Rid Of Them

It's tick season here in New England and I've heard it's going to be one of the worse ones ever. Everyone is asking about ways to repel them without using chemicals.  In this episode we talk about ways to repel and remove ticks from your home and your body.

Did you know?

Ticks feed on mice while they are small. So removing mice from your home will get rid of the ticks too.

Ticks are arachnids and are smaller than a period on this page. Make sure you can identify a tick.

Ticks carry more than just Lyme's Disease. They are carriers of numerous different diseases and bacteria.

Nymphs are baby ticks that usually can't get any higher than your ankles. Make sure to wear white socks that are tucked in. Once they get on you they can crawl anywhere.

Ticks don't latch on immediately. They look for thinner skin that they can penetrate such as behind your ears or on your scalp.

If you've been outside, take a shower right away and check and scrub everywhere!

Ticks like humid areas so if you keep your lawn manicured they will likely move to a woodsy area.  You can edge your yard with mulch or gravel to create a buffer between the lawn and wooded areas.

Make up a DIY Tick Repellant. You can download the recipe here.

     

141: Project Pawsitive
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 29:38
141: Project Pawsitive

The Project Pawsitive Foundation is a team of excited (maybe even hyper!), enthusiastic, and caring friends in the construction and business industries who love to surprise deserving animal rescues in need of great repair with amazing facility renovations.

Renovations are filmed to take viewers on the team’s quest and get a first-hand look at why so many rescues are in desperate need of help, the importance of animal adoption, and how to prevent animal cruelty.

Whether you are a volunteer at a local shelter, or someone who has rescued many animals, you know how important a rescue shelter is in saving the lives of innocent animals. There are literally thousands of animal shelters around the country working tirelessly to save and rescue millions of animals each year. The financial burden it leaves on many facilities is devastating. Crumbling foundations, leaking roofs, frozen waterlines, and rusted kennels lead to increased stress on the animals and lowered adoption rates because people think it’s simply too sad to visit a place in ruins. Together, we can rebuild these terrible tragedies.

Through the eight years Project Pawsitive has been in service to the animal community, they have significantly increased adoption rates by over 50% in some cases and reduced euthanasia rates by over 60% in others. They’ve created an atmosphere that fosters reduced stress on the rescues and increases morale around the entire facility. These renovations are not about making a beautiful transformation, they are about changing the stigma about shelters and creating an environment that makes the rescue animals more adoptable.

Their mission goes nowhere without your support. You can become a member of The Pawsitive Club by donating $10 a month. They have a goal to renovate four amazing shelters in 2017 and get thousands more beautifully-innocent animals adopted!

You can visit their web site at www.projectpawsitive.org 

 

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This podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade

 

 

140: Poisioned - By A Building! With Alan Bell
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 34:18
140: Poisioned - By A Building! With Alan Bell

After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida’s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he’d been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell’s rapidly declining health forced him to flee his glamorous Miami life to a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert. As his career and marriage dissolved, Bell pursued medical treatments in a race against time, hoping to stay alive and raise his young daughter, his one desperate reason to keep going. He eventually discovered he wasn’t poisoned by a criminal, but by his office building. His search for a cure led him to discover the horrifying truth: his tragedy was just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of people fall ill and die each year because of toxic chemical exposures―without knowing they’re at risk. Stunned by what he discovered, Bell chose to fight back, turning his plight into an opportunity. Despite his precarious health, he began collaborating with scientists dedicated to raising awareness about this issue. Soon, he also found himself drawn back into the legal field, teaming up with top lawyers fighting for those who had already fallen ill. Both a riveting medical mystery and a cautionary tale, this book puts a human face on the hidden truths behind toxic dangers assaulting us in our everyday environments―and offers practical ways to protect ourselves and our children.

Allan is offering all of my listeners his 21 tips on keeping your home free from toxins - without a huge investment of money. Just like he stated in my interview, people are suffering from chemical sensitivities but don't have the budgets for some of the solutions. Download his 21 tips today and learn how you can detox your home.

You can follow Allan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alanbellauthor/ 

Twitter: @alan_poisoned

Instagram: alanbell_poisoned

Or on his website at www.alanbell.me where you can download a free chapter of his book, Poisoned

Today's podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade. Having a shorter to-do list means getting more important stuff done and enjoying more quality time. But our lives are so busy these days that our to-do lists are only getting longer. This is the reason people choose Maid Brigade cleaning services

   

 

 

139: Welcome to the new way of farming with Fresh Box Farms
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 27:25
139: Welcome to the new way of farming with Fresh Box Farms

FreshBox Farms’ indoor hydroponic farms are bringing fresh produce closer to your home by breaking down the old barriers set by traditional farming. Their produce is delivered to stores within 24 hours of harvest; often in the same day. Growing indoors at their farm in Millis, Massachusetts, means their greens are always in-season, and are available FRESH all year-round.

FreshBox Farms’ greens are of the highest quality and grown purely, without ever using pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or any other chemicals. Their crops are never genetically modified and proudly verified by the Non-GMO Project.

FreshBox Farms’ greens are clean from seed to your kitchen! Most other greens are triple-washed in chemicals because they are grown in dirt, exposed to pollutants, and handled by many people as they are transported thousands of miles. In comparison, their products are grown in climate-controlled, clean, indoor environments and are handled using only the best practices to maintain their cleanliness.

Kosher Certified Kosher Certified – All of the greens are certified as adhering to the highest Kosher standards by KVH Kosher, one of the top Kosher certification agencies in North America. This serves as a testament to the purity and integrity of the farm’s operation.

 

 

 

 

 

FreshBox Farms grows indoors by using Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) where their modern-day farmers provide the perfect temperature, humidity, and lighting for their crops to grow hydroponically. Because hydroponics allow the plant roots to sit directly in water to receive nutrients, they use 99% less water than field farming. Their indoor growing system allows them to grow vertically on shelves using a much smaller footprint; depending on the crop grown, one of their 320 square foot farms can yield as much as nineteen-acres of farmland.

Hydroponic Enclosures

All of their produce is grown hydroponically in specially outfitted enclosures. Each unit operates on its own as a fully sustainable farm with its environment carefully managed through mechanical and digital controls. This means year-round quality food production without the need to transport food cross-country. A clean growing environment also means no need for pesticides or herbicides.

Seedlings

Their seedlings start off as tiny little plants neatly contained in cork-sized blocks. They grow all of their seedlings themselves from carefully selected, non-GMO seeds. From there they are planted in a hydroponics system and nurtured, to grow to larger full sized plants for harvest.

Harvesting & Packaging

Each vegetable is harvested using their proprietary system, by their Harvest team, who wear gloves to prevent contamination. The produce is then packaged locally and shipped locally – ready to go on store shelves often within hours!

Local Stores That Carry Their Products

For more information - download this article to learn about hydroponics and the differences in growing techniques.

 

 

 

KVH Kosher Certified

138: Spring Organizing with Sarah from Organizing U
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138: Spring Organizing with Sarah from Organizing U

Spring is here. The air is warmer, the sun is brighter and this motivates us to want to clear out the old and make everything fresh and new again. Here are three things you can do to get your home organized for spring.

1 Declutter The first and most important step in spring cleaning is to get rid of clutter. The less clutter you have, the easier it will be for you to clean and organize.

Whatever space you’re working in, you’ll want to start by sorting through everything and donate, recycle or toss any unused or unwanted items. Start with obvious junk like magazines and papers. Pay special attention to getting rid of anything past its prime by checking all expiration dates on canned goods, dry goods, medication, sunscreen and cosmetics. You will be surprised by how much is beyond the date and can move along, creating valuable space!

Getting rid of things can be a struggle for a lot of people. Make it easy on yourself and have trash and donation bags at the ready. Make sure you compile a list of local charities and what kind of donations they will accept.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while you’re decluttering. Be realistic about selling items. Is it really worth something? Will it be easy to sell? Will I get around to doing it (soon)? Ultimately, is it worth the time and effort? You can always donate the item instead.

Items for donation should be in good, usable condition. If it’s not, it should be recycled or tossed. Some donation locations will take stained, torn clothes for recycling.

Use Freecycle, craigslist, and local Facebook groups. These are a great way to sell or give away just about anything. You know what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Get it out of the house! You also want to make sure you get sale and donation items out ASAP. Nothing is more deflating than working really hard to clear out and clean up a space and keeping a pile of bags or boxes stacked in a corner. Likewise, nothing is more rewarding and inspiring than getting everything out the door and seeing all of the space you’ve re-claimed.

2 Put your winter clothes away (and organize your closet while you’re at it)

Spring is here! We can finally put away those bulky, itchy winter coats and sweaters and break out the sandals and shorts. Use this opportunity to clean out your closets and de-clutter your wardrobe.

The first step is to sort through everything. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn all season, anything that doesn’t fit or anything that is worn out. This goes for shoes and accessories as well as clothing. Don’t take up valuable storage space holding on to something you’re not going to wear again next year.

For seasonal clothing storage, use clear plastic bins and label them well. To keep suits and dresses from getting wrinkled, store them on a clothing rack in fabric bags. For long-term storage, make sure clothes can breathe. Wash the garments and store them in a breathable container, such as a rattan trunk or fabric case. Add cedar blocks to keep clothing-eating critters away.

To keep your closet organized, try one or all of these solutions: Use matching hangers to create a visually consistent look (Huggable Hangers help maximize hanging space). Organize clothing by type and/or color. Install a few hooks on an empty closet wall to hang belts, umbrellas and handbags. Pick up a clear, over-the-door shoe bag for small accessories such as hosiery, scarves and jewelry.

Don't overstuff. Keep your closet and drawers 80% full, so you can see and access everything easily. To keep clutter at bay, live by the rule: one item in, one item out. Love what you own and only own what you love!

3 Identify your clutter hot-spots and make them work for you. Organizing means everything needs to have a place. When deciding where to put items, it’s best to start by identifying your clutter hot-spots. We all have areas in our home where clutter tends to collect. We walk in the house and drop our mail on the counter and it piles up right there. Instead of fighting the habit, just contain it where it is. Look at where clutter collects and set up ways to organize it. Place a decorative bowl where you usually drop your keys. If your coat closet is on the other side of the house, then hang hooks where you tend to walk in the door. If mail and papers pile up on your counters, place a nice box or basket there to contain them until you have a chance to go through it all. Having items contained also helps when you need to do a quick clean up!

For the rest of Sarah’s 10 Spring Organizing Tips – Click Here

Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 17 years of experience. She is the founder of Organizing Boston, the most renowned organizing firm in New England and winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.

Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

With a desire to help more people get organized, Sarah created Organizing U. Organizing U offers an organizing service directory, personal home organizing courses, and professional organizer training programs.

 

137: Do you know what's in your water?
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137: Do you know what's in your water?

Do you know what's in your water? Ask the community of Flint, Michigan that questions and they would say, "we do now".  But for those citizens of Flint its too late. They trusted their town officials and look where it got them. 

In reality, there is no way to really know what is in your water unless you get it tested. And tested regularly.  Testing your water can be very expensive. Some people who have wells get their water tested on a regular basis and can pay up to $250 dollars per test. That's very expensive and probably not in your budget.

The biggest problem for the community of Flint was not the bad smell or the cloudy looking water. It was the lead that was leeching into the water from the pipes. The lead was affected by the acidic water from the Flint River, which broke down the lead pipes and infiltrated the water

Along with lead, your water can also have things like pesticides, pharmaceuticals and even rocket fuel in it. And a typical pitcher water filter won't remove any of these chemicals. We feel good when we use a filtering water pitcher, but the truth is that it's only taking out chlorine. Our water is full of hundreds of different chemicals that can not be removed by the filter in a pitcher filtering system.

The best way to remove contaminates from your water is by using a four stage reverse osmosis water filter. These systems work incredibly well, but can be expensive to install. These systems are placed under the counter and have to be installed by a plumber. Also, the filters are extremely expensive to replace. For the first time ever there is now a 4 stage reverse osmosis countertop water purifier that will remove the contaminates in your water and not break your budget. The Aqua Tru countertop water purifier is the first in it's class.  In this podcast I interview the CEO and founder of Aqua Tru and you can hear for yourself how passionate he is about bringing truly clean water to the residents of our country.

The idea for Aqua Tru arose from the desire for pure drinking water without the financial expense or cost to the environment. For over 20 years, AquaTru inventor, Peter Spiegel, used a professionally installed, under-the-sink, reverse osmosis (RO) system to create pure drinking water in his home and office, but under-the-sink systems are extremely bulky and costly to purchase, install and maintain.

Peter knew there had to be a way to build an affordable, countertop RO water purifier that could be used right out of the box. After countless prototypes and over 5 years of working with a fantastic team of engineers and industrial designers, the AquaTru countertop RO water purifier is here.

Aqua Tru is now available for your home. And because you listen to this podcast and follow me - Aqua Tru is offering a $100 discount on the Aqua Tru system. I have been testing the Aqua Tru for over 9 months and I love the fact that I can have clean, filtered water without having to waste money buying plastic bottles of water at the grocery store. I've saved a ton of money and created a safer environment for my family.

 

136: Eating You Alive, Now What?
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136: Eating You Alive, Now What?

In my podcast, 135: Eating You Alive The Movie, we interviewed the director and co-producers of the movie, Eating You Alive.  We heard the health benefits of eating a plant based diet, but after the interview, we had a lot of comments saying they agree that they should switch to a plant based diet, but they don't know how. So I invited Nancy Addison back to the show to talk about becoming a healthy vegetarian.

Studies show that a plant based diet is the healing diet, and whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, paleo eater, raw foodist or someone who just wants to be healthier, when you add more plant based foods (fruits and vegetables) to your diet, your health is going to benefit. Many have called this books the quintessential encyclopedia of health because it is filled with well researched nutritional information that benefits everyone.   You will find out why Celebrity Chef and Nutrition Expert Nancy Addison has been sought out by  Doctors from all over the world as well as celebrities and other famous people like Larry Hagman, Linda Grey, Bob Fanucci, Sir Earl Toon, Bill Booth, Beth Morgan, Suzie Humphreys, Maryann De Leo and many others.   How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian includes links to FREE RESOURCES and SPECIAL GIFTS for readers only.   Nancy Addison is the author of numerous books on health and nutrition. She travels internationally speaking to corporations, groups and schools. She has workshops and classes and is a favorite media personality because of her glowing health and her radiant personality.   Nancy has been nice enough to offer a sample of her book - How To Become A Healthy Vegetarian for you to check out before you buy the book.  Find out why doctors and medical professionals recommend her book to their patients. Download your sample copy here:   Why Choose Vegetarianism_ Excerpt from the book- _How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian_ by Nancy Addison

135: Eating You Alive - A Documentary You Must See
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135: Eating You Alive - A Documentary You Must See

Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions. Despite countless dollars spent on medical research and drugs to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before. Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant- based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLZ-3X-B3XY&list=PLhYv43FcK4xm8WpKzIE0-MCSjSRXc3ySD

Advocates for this nutritional approach to wellness include Suzy Amis Cameron, James Cameron, Samuel L. Jackson and Penn Jillette as well as healthcare experts Doctors Dean Ornish, Neal Barnard, John McDougall, Joel Fuhrman, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Greger & T. Colin Campbell.

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

If you can't wait to see a screening in your area, you can buy the movie now at this link: https://www.diginextfilms.com/projects/eating-you-alive

I also interviewed Nancy Addison who was in the movie. Nancy is a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer has helped thousands of people overcome health disorders. Her book, “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian,” was written after years of research to find a cure for her own health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, Mediterranean cuisine, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy. Incorporating the most beneficial components of each concept into her own system of health and healing, her success inspired her to share it with others.

Nancy is offering a sample of her book: How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian to all my listeners.  You can download it here  If you want to purchase the entire book it is available on Amazon*, or on Nancy's website: 

134: Cleaning with water, salt, vinegar and a touch of electricity
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134: Cleaning with water, salt, vinegar and a touch of electricity

"We created Force of Nature because we don’t think families should have to trade off great cleaning results for safe ingredients."

Force of Nature is a small appliance that turns tap water plus a capsule of salt, water & vinegar into a cleaner & deodorizer that powers through odors, grease, grime, oil, sticky messes and soap scum as effectively as bleach.

Melissa Lush is one of the co-founders of Force of Nature.  She heads up marketing for the company, which means she works like crazy to introduce this amazing technology of electrolyzed water to families who are trying to avoid toxic chemicals.  She is the mother of a curious little boy (messy scientist, explorer & artist) and a very mischievous border collie (who never met a cabinet door he couldn't open). When she heard about electrolyzed water and started doing some research, she couldn't believe how unsafe even so-called "natural" cleaning products were. She was shocked about how hard it was for families with allergies, asthma, babies & small children like her own to avoid harmful chemicals because of the lax oversight of cleaning product manufacturers.

Melissa’s been fortunate enough to be part of Force of Nature since the very start, figuring out how to describe the product, how it works, what it's called, what the website looks like, etc.  And definitely testing the product on everything you can imagine - her husband makes fun of her because it's her answer to just about everything! Her family is in the blog, her house is in our ads, she does all the blogging, copywriting, social media, market research, photography, ad creative - a start up in every sense!  She believes it’s a true privilege to work for a company with such a great mission - helping families to keep their homes safe from toxic chemicals.

NEW Force of Nature lets you turn salt, water & vinegar into an all-purpose cleaner & deodorizer that’s as effective as bleach with no toxic chemicals.

We have a special offer for you for listening. You can get a free product guide by clicking here and downloading.  You can also get $35 off your purchase of a new Force of Nature by using the coupon code GreenClean35

 

133: Cleaning without chemicals with E-Cloth
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133: Cleaning without chemicals with E-Cloth

Chemical Free Cleaning. This isn’t some marketing gimmick and E-cloth is not an As Seen On TV disappointment that you hear about on the evening news - In fact,e-cloth is featured in the May issue of Real Simple and has been rated Best of the Best in three separate categories! Chemical Free Cleaning isn’t a product as much as a lifestyle change. Choosing to clean differently in order to clean better with less effort, and make your home safer by eliminating toxic chemicals.

e-cloth is just a better cloth and a better clean! Scientifically Better

The best microfiber cloths on the market have between 90,000 and 200,000 fibers per square inch (MOST cloths being sold only have 25,000-75,000). E-cloths have 3.1 Million* fibers per inch. This is possible because they've developed a better manufacturing process – using technology to be better. Why are fibers important? The cloths are made of polyester and nylon, so they don’t “absorb” anything. Water, dirt, oil, grease, grime and even bacteria are trapped within the fibers – so the more fibers you have the better the cloth works. Think of it as millions of tiny hands grabbing onto everything on the surface of your counter-top or sink.

The cloth is also proven to remove over 99% of bacteria from a hard surface.  These cloths don’t kill bacteria, they collect bacteria from surfaces.  This is another benefit of all of those fibers – they literally scrape the surface clean at a microbial level.  The best part – when you run this cloth under hot water in your sink, all but .01% of that bacteria, dirt, oil and grease is released from the cloth down the sink.  So, there is virtually no transfer back onto clean surfaces.

A Better Clean

E-cloth is the best clean you can give your home or office.  Using an e-cloth and just water can give your home the best clean it’s ever had with less effort and expense than your current cleaning method.

E-cloth is the best solution for the tough cleaning challenges like windows, stainless steel, bathrooms, and kitchen countertops.

Your windows and mirrors be crystal clear clean and the glass is left lint-free and streak free. Your stainless steel surfaces will be smudge-free and fingerprint-free. Kitchen surfaces from counter-tops to sinks, stoves, and microwaves all clean up quickly and completely using just an e-cloth and water.

Better for your Family

 A surface cleaned with an e-cloth is free of two potentially harmful things: cleaning chemicals and bacteria. One of the scariest things ever written is this excerpt from a Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons study:

“Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women working away from the home.” A 15 year study concluded that it is directly linked to the toxic household chemicals in the home.

The National Research Council reports that “No toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday use products.” Not only do you not know what chemicals you're exposing your family to, there isn’t a way to find out.

These chemicals leave residue on every surface of the home. Eliminating them is good for you and your family. We all know why it’s important to get rid of bacteria, but the chemicals we’ve been using to kill them might be just as harmful to us.

Better for the environment

“How can a cloth made of polyester and nylon be good for the environment?” In this interview you will here the answer. E-cloths come with a 300 Wash Guarantee. You do daily cleaning with e-cloth and rinse the cloth out in the sink under hot water. Once each week, wash the cloth with your regular wash (do not use bleach or fabric softener) and they are ready for another week of cleaning. If you wash the cloth once each week, the cloths are guaranteed for about 6 years of cleaning. In six years, how many paper towels, wipes, spray cans and bottles of chemicals will you go through?

Eliminating or reducing the use of household cleaning chemicals is a major benefit to the environment. Those chemicals go down our drains and remain on surfaces in our homes. The cans and bottles they are sold in end up in our landfills forever. An e-cloth and just water avoids all of this mess.

Paper towels are also a huge burden on the environment. According to the EPA, “every day 3,000 tons of used paper towels are discarded in landfills”. It takes 51,000 trees per day to replace those used paper towels. By using an e-cloth to wipe up spills and accomplish those quick cleaning tasks, your home gets a more thoroughly cleaned surface, you save the cost of the paper towel and the waste doesn’t end up in our landfill. That is a lot of benefit from one simple change.

E-cloth really is a better cloth and a better clean. Still not convinced? Buy a Window Pack and try it. They stand behind their products 100% and if you’re not satisfied, they will refund your money. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Use the coupon code GreenClean and get 20% off any and all of their products for a limited time!

132: A New Type of Air Pollution in Your Home EMFs
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 33:11
132: A New Type of Air Pollution in Your Home EMFs

  Clean your home from a new type of air pollution: EMFs

 Things we talk about in this episode: 

- Why are EMFs considered a type of air pollution, and how can they affect our health?

 

- How are we exposed to EMFs in the home?

 

- What inspired you to learn about EMF pollution in the home?

 

- Have you experienced any health benefits from reducing EMFs in your home?

 

- What are the first steps that someone should take to reduce EMF exposure in the home?

 

- Last year you released a book, and now you have a series of online courses that help others to reduce their toxic exposures. What can you tell me about them?

 Sophia’s work:

Sophia is about to launch the Airplane Mode Challenge: It’s a 7 day challenge, which will inspire and empower participants to reduce their EMF exposures, and allow them to compare their experiences with others who join the challenge. It’s all done online: through email and a private Facebook group. Join today by visiting Sophia’s website—Nontoxicliving.tips—the challenge begins on Monday, January 23rd!

 

Sophia’s social channels:

Twitter: @SophiaGushee

Instagram: @SophiaGushee

Facebook: Facebook.com/SophiaRuanGushee

 

Discount for Leslie’s audience:

20% off any online d-tox course, with the exclusive code: CleanGreenTalk20.

 

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/dr-oz-investigation-what-you-need-know-you-dine-out-again?video_id=4844038423001

131: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to your health Part 3
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131: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to your health Part 3

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

  Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

130: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient To Your Health - Part 2
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 31:18
130: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient To Your Health - Part 2

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

  Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

129: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to Your Health
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 31:32
129: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to Your Health

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

 

Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

128: Living The Zero Waste Lifestyle
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128: Living The Zero Waste Lifestyle

A French-born artist with a hugely popular blog on zero waste living, Bea Johnson has appeared on The Today Show, NBC and CBS news, and been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, People and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) and online publications, including Huffington Post and USA Today.

Bea Johnson is a native of France and currently lives in Mill Valley, California. She adopted the Zero Waste lifestyle in 2008, along with her family, have changed their lives for the better. They not only feel happier, but also say they lead more meaningful lives that are based on experiences instead of stuff.

Her blog and bestselling book, Zero Waste Home (available in 12 languages), have launched a global movement, inspiring thousands of people throughout the world to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

Bea proposes a simple guideline, her 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (and only in that order). Bea’s vocation is to shatter misconceptions associated with the Zero Waste lifestyle and to prove that waste-free living can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She also is the winner of The Green Awards, and has been invited to speak at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the world to share her journey and tips. As a spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle, she also provide consulting services on sustainable product conception, waste reduction, and minimalism.

 

For tips and insights on the waste-free lifestyle, join her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@zerowastehome). You can also purchase her book, Zero Waste Home on Amazon.

 

 

 

127: bObsweep - More Than Just A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 25:11
127: bObsweep - More Than Just A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Take a look at why we love bObsweep! This heavy-duty hair handler is always reining in the cats' and dogs' fur. Like a magician it makes pet hair disappear. 

Large and in charge, Bob PetHair excels with busy families with constantly shedding pets. Upgraded controls and a more intuitive interface set him apart from Bob Standard.

If you are thinking you need to get a bObsweep of your own - use the code:GREENBOB60  to get 60% off the list price on www.bobsweep.com  You want to adopt a bObsweep today! 

Take Care of All the Pets Bob’s heavy-duty build tackles all the shed fur, pet dander, litter, and kibble that our furry family members leave behind. The perfect pet care companion. Extra Long Main Brush Longest main brush in the industry covers more gound while lifting up more dirt in just a single sweep. Holds More, Empties Less Often Bob's 1000 mL dustbin packs more dirt than any other robotic vacuum's in the industry. Biggest Fan Club Over 100,000+ sold. PetHair is the bObsweep Bestseller. This Bob paved the way for us to push the robotics boundaries again with our best bots yet: bObsweep PetHair Plus and Junior by bObsweep.

126: Diabetes And Your Diet with Nancy Addison
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 32:41
126: Diabetes And Your Diet with Nancy Addison

Diabetes And Your Diet gives you the power to make healthy choices. This comprehensive guidebook will help you to create long-term, sustainable, and life-enhancing strategies for preventing or reversing diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle. In this book, #1 bestselling author Nancy Addison inspires, motivates, and teaches easy-to-implement suggestions, as well as offers incredible insight into health and wellness for diabetics of all ages. Her book includes more than 65 diabetic-friendly recipes! Healthy foods combined with positive lifestyle tips equals a healthy life!

Join me as I talk to the author and my friend, Nancy Addison who is a Keynote Speaker, Raw Food Chef, Certified Health Counselor and Founder of Organic Healthy Lifestyle. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and travels internationally speaking at employee wellness programs, schools and corporate workshops. She has worked with celebrities and doctors internationally and has consulted in the wellness industry for over 20 years. She now commits her practice to exposing and educating audiences and clients on the effects of toxins found in our daily environment and eating healthier to stay younger looking and have a more energetic, optimum lifestyle. Nancy is an expert in diabetes, heart disease and cancer diets.

Download your sample of Nancy's book here

Bonus Holiday Episode: 20 Day Countdown To Clean
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Bonus Holiday Episode: 20 Day Countdown To Clean

Maid Brigade and I just worked on a 20 day challenge to get your home guest ready for the holidays.  By committing to work on one area of your home every day for just a few minutes you can have your home "guest ready".  You can read the entire blog post on Maid Brigade's blog and download their free PDF as well to help you keep on track. In 20 days you are going to be READY!

Here is a sample of the first steps:

125: Ed Roman - Rock Star and Environmentalist
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125: Ed Roman - Rock Star and Environmentalist

Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide. 

Ed is also a humanitarian. He has traveled the world, making a difference with his music and aid items. He and his wife recently went to Jamaica where they delivered humanitarian aid items and shot a music video.

“Jamaica is one of those places that is hard not to get involved. It boasts some of the most incredible musicians from our past and present like Bob Marley and the Chronixx, Jamaican culture oozes mystique and electricity that is unparalleled by most, it has beauty that is overwhelming everywhere you go from the simplicity of lifestyle to the incredible vegetation and horticulture all over this rock. Without sounding selfish Jamaica is one of those places which makes me feel human again. It allows me to live my life really without the constraints and technical lifestyle that I’ve been forced into in the Western Hemisphere or the quote unquote Babylon as Rasta culture tends to call it. There’s something sublime, erotic, alarming and ambrosia like about this beautiful place and my heart goes out to all the people of Jamaica for fighting the good fight and continuing on with their lives despite what happens to them. Jamaica, you made me stronger than I ever thought I could be. Thank you.”

You can see more about Ed, his music and his touring schedule at www.edroman.net  The song and the video are what we discussed in the interview. 

124: Acupuncture is so much more than needles.....
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124: Acupuncture is so much more than needles.....

Ali VanderBaan is an acupuncturist and herbalist with a passion for educating and empowering her patients to cultivate sustainable wellness in the midst of their busy lives.

Ali graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Psychology.  After working in psychiatric research at Brown University, she decided to pursue a career in which she could have a more direct impact on the health and well-being of her patients.  She received her Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited institution for Oriental Medicine in the United States.  She completed over 700 hours of clinical internship in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with renowned Chinese medical practitioners, Winnie Chow and Yan Ping Jin.  

She also received her Master's Degree in Pain Management from Tufts University School of Medicine, culminating in her dissertation on mindfulness meditation combined with acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain.  

Ali continues to enhance her practice with extensive post-graduate continuing education training inWomen's Health, Infertility, Pregnancy, and Pain Management.  

Combining a passion for whole health with her academic and clinical expertise, Ali provides a truly integrative style of care with comprehensive and customized treatment plans to help her patients achieve their unique wellness goals.  By partnering with her patients, Ali aims to empower them to take an active role in holistically restoring balance and cultivating sustainable wellness. 

You can visit her website at www.yintuitionwellness.com  She is also offering you a "Free Starter Guide to Health", which you can download at this link for my show freebie

123: Solutionsology Radio with Leslie Reichert
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123: Solutionsology Radio with Leslie Reichert

This is a different show for me. I'm actually sharing an interview I did with Solutionsology Radio.  We talked about the fact that people are really realizing the cleaning products they use in their homes really does affect their health. I share some simple solutions for pest control, weed control and even my "Happy Hour Cleaner' recipe. 

All the listeners were offered a free copy of my newest book - The Joy of Green Cleaning for New Parents. You don't have to be a new parent to enjoy the recipes in this book. Just go to my free book offer and enter your email and you'll get my free book in minutes. 

You can learn more about Solutionsology Radio at www.solutionsology.com 

122: Detoxing Your Home
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122: Detoxing Your Home

This show is one of my favorites (and not because it's just me on the show). I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at the Gloria Gemma event in Providence called Passport to Wellness. This event is a free healthy living expo offering health, wellness, cancer care information and resources. 

One area that is never talked about with cancer patients or survivors is the toxic chemicals that are found in your home. Carol, the administrator at the Gloria Gemma Foundation, was a two time cancer survivor when I met her. She came to one of my workshops and was surprised to learn that Comet has 7 known carcinogens in it. (Per EWG.org).   I showed her how to mix up a simple substitute cleaner with just baking soda, salt and oxygen bleach that works better than Comet. This led to me teaching other survivors and patients that we really need to look at what we are using in our homes and try to remove those things that can hurt our families. 

This year I did a presentation called Detox Your Home.  I am including the slide show along with the audio. This is a simple overview of some simple steps to help you get started detoxing your home.  I hope you enjoy the presentation and if you have any questions you can always email me at Leslie@greencleaningcoach.com 

If you want to get started switching out your cleaning chemicals, download my free new book called, The Joy of Green Cleaning For New Parents. Even if you're not a new parent, there are lots of free DIY recipes that you can use to detox your home. 

If you need some tools to get you started on your path to a toxic-free home, you may want to invest in my Green Clean Starter Kit. This gives you 101 DIY recipes, bottles, tools and a DVD to get you started and it's only $49 (free shipping)

Happy Detoxing!!

121: Silent Spring Study - You Have Toxic Dust In Your Home!
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121: Silent Spring Study - You Have Toxic Dust In Your Home!

 

 

Silent Spring Institute's new study reveals the top 10 consumer product chemicals in dust that can harm humans.

"Household dust exposes people to a wide range of toxic chemicals from everyday consumer products, according to a new study. These are chemicals found in consumer products and building materials and have been associated with numerous health effects including cancer, hormone disruption, and development and reproductive problems.

The study is the first comprehensive analysis of toxic chemicals in house dust, compiling data from more than two dozen studies throughout the United States. It reveals what the average American is likely exposed to on a routine basis. “We’ve known, from our previous research, that these chemicals can end up in indoor dust,” says co-author Robin Dodson, an environmental exposure scientist at Silent Spring Institute. “Now we can say with confidence that these chemicals are in fact pervasive in U.S. homes, which is highly concerning given the possible health effects.”

Want a cleaver way to avoid toxins in your everyday products? Download Silent Spring's new app called "DETOX ME".  It's been called the most reliable clean lifestyle guide that empowers you to eliminate toxic chemicals from your daily use. http://silentspring.org/detoxme/#first

Robin Dodson is a research scientist with expertise in exposure assessment and indoor air pollution. She is currently working on developing innovative exposure assessment methods for cohort studies and intervention studies aimed at reducing indoor pollution.

Dr. Dodson recently completed her doctorate in environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Working with Drs. Deborah Bennett, Jonathan Levy, James Shine, and Jack Spengler, she designed and conducted an exposure study in the Boston area focusing on residential and personal exposures to volatile organic compounds, such as chloroform from heated tap water, benzene from attached garages, and formaldehyde from home furnishings. She developed a model to evaluate the potential impacts of chemicals on residential exposure in secondary areas, such as basements, attached garages, and apartment hallways. She developed a personal exposure model based on time-weighted microenvironmental concentrations to determine how people are exposed to volatile organic compounds. In addition, she evaluated methods for leveraging existing residential concentration data to model residential concentrations for potential study populations. As a graduate student, she also contributed to two studies focusing on asthma in lower-socioeconomic-status urban residences in the Boston area.

Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Dodson worked at Menzie-Cura and Associates, where she contributed to both human and ecological risk assessments and the development of environmental health educational materials under a grant from the National Institutes of Health. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s in environmental studies from Bates College, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, and a master’s in environmental science and risk management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

120: Non Toxic Dryer Balls and Much More!
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120: Non Toxic Dryer Balls and Much More!

WOOLZIES was started in 2011 when Kathy, a mother of 5, was frustrated with all the chemicals that were contained in household products – even products that were considered ‘natural.’ Being a woman of action, she decided to address this problem: starting with fabric softener and then moving onto other essential household products.Maid Brigade.comMaid BrigadeToday's podcast was brought to you by Maid Bridgade

Since then, their best-selling product – WOOLZIES All Natural Dryer Balls – has become the #1 wool dryer balls in America. Their full range of WOOLZIES products deliver great results – all without harming your health or the environment.

they continue to be a small family-owned and operated company nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of Southern New York. And more than ever, they are committed to operating a responsible, socially sustainable and environmentally-friendly company.

In my conversation with Kathy we discussed how the Woolzie balls are made and how much work it takes to bring a high quality product to the market. Kathy has just developed a new laundry soap and an entire line of essential oils.  She is giving my listeners 15% off their orders by using the coupon code WOOLZIES15  that you can use in the checkout of her site: www.woolzies.com

You can also see the actual products we talk about in this youtube video I created. Sometimes, its fun to actually SEE what we are talking about! https://youtu.be/5XfWSsbhI9M

Today's podcast was brought to you by Maid Brigade

 

119: Meet Jenna from GreenBlender
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119: Meet Jenna from GreenBlender

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This quote says it all when it comes to starting out your day with a super food smoothie - "You don't know how bad you feel until you start feeling good". 

You can start feeling better by starting your day with a healthy smoothie. But who has all the right ingredients ready for a smoothie every morning. Well if you subscribe to GreenBlender you'll have everything you need to start your day off with a fresh - healthy smoothie. It's absolute genius!  Getting supper food smoothie ingredients delivered right to your door.

You can look inside the box with me here:

How it works: Each week, you'll get 5 new smoothie recipes and all the pre-portioned ingredients you'll need to make 10 smoothies. Their recipes are hand crafted (by Jenna, the smoothie guru) to ensure they're packed with flavor and nutrients. They only use the best produce and super foods, and focus on working with organic and local farms, to create a uniquely balanced menu.

Jenna tells me all you need is water, ice and a blender. They believe it's important to build a relationship with what you consume. That's why their recipes are more than just a list of ingredients, but a course in micro-biology. As you blend, you'll learn how their carefully crafted smoothies will nourish your body and mind. That's knowledge you can taste.

Jenna says you are what you drink. Their smoothies are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and fiber. Their benefits are endless: clearer skin, heightened mental clarity, increased energy, and weight loss. And, their nutrients are known to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Each original recipe yields two 12oz servings. It's the perfect size to share with someone you love. You can find a "smoothie buddy" and share the subscription.

We also talked about getting the right blender. Jenna loves her Vitamix and highly recommends them, but any good quality blender will do the trick.

Note: Did you know that Vitamix sells refurbished units on Amazon? They are backed by a 30 day guarantee and a 5 year warranty! *

Jenna wants you to try some of her recipes for smoothies for free. She gave us 5 recipes to try. You can download them here.  Or you can just send me a text at the number 44222 and text me the message download119 - I'll send you back a link to download them!

If you like the idea of getting all the ingredients delivered to your door, then you want to go to www.greenblender.com and when you check out - use the coupon code: greenclean. Jenna is giving us all 20% off our first box!

You can find out more about GreenBlender on:

Facebook  www.facebook.com/greenblender

Twitter  www.twitter.com/greenblender

Instagram  www.instagram.com/green_blender

 

 

 

118: Trash is for Tossers with Lauren Singer
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118: Trash is for Tossers with Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company The Simply Co..

An Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the amount of trash that she has produced over the past four years can fit inside of a 16 oz mason jar.

Through her blog, she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package free, making their own products, and refusing plastic and single use items.

Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, NBC, AOL, Vogue, CNN, Yahoo, Fox Business, BBC, and NPR amongst others.

 In this interview we talk about her TED Talk which you can see here

:https://youtu.be/pF72px2R3Hg

And we also talk about her YouTube videos which are great instructional videos if you want to DIY and use less trash. Trash is for Tossers - YouTube Videos

Her blog, Trash is for Tossers, gives you lots of things to think about as well as alternatives to some of the things you don’t think you can live without.

After talking with Lauren, I took my stainless steel thermos to Dunkin Donuts and asked if I could get a refill instead of using a disposable cup. Not only did they say yes, but they also gave me a discount. I’ve found that every Dunkin Donut’s franchise will give you a discounted price for refilling! I’ve learned that is actually saves money to save trash!

Lauren also told us about her laundry soap company called The Simply Co.  

About a year into blogging, she noticed a trend. Many of her readers were writing to her saying that they loved the idea of her toxic free and sustainable cleaning products, but they didn’t have the time to make them themselves. They wanted to know what cleaning products they could buy in stores that were as sustainable as the ones they could make at home.

So Lauren searched high and low. She began reading the label of every cleaning product and researching all of their properties, and then she learned a few things that changed her life forever:

There are over 85,000 industrial chemicals out there and a majority of them are not even tested for safety and on top of that cleaning product manufacturers are not legally required to list their ingredients on their packaging.  

Lauren knew that was not okay. Consumers, unquestionably, have a right to know what is in the products they are using in their homes and on their bodies, so she decided to do something about it. She quit her job as Sustainability Manager at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, launched a Kickstarter campaign, and The Simply Co. was born.

Lauren is giving all of my listeners a 10% discount on their orders. Just go to www.simplyco.com and in the checkout use the code "greencleaning".  Thanks for all your support. Please feel free to share this coupon with your friends and family. Together we can change the world!

117: Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig
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117: Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of Whole30.

What is the Whole30?* (www.whole30.com)

Established by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig (of Whole9) in April 2009, the Whole30® is an original nutritional program designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff.

So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

In this interview Melissa talks about the very FIRST Whole30 as well as gives us a sneak peak into her new book: Food Freedom Forever, which is what to do after you've finished your Whole30.  Her book won't be out until October, but if you want to get started, you can order her first book which is called, It Starts With Food.

After trying the challenge you may find that you want to continue eating "cleaner" and if that's the case you can get Melissa's Whole30 Cookbook.

Melissa also offered us a free shopping list, so that you know what to buy during your first "Whole30" visit to the grocery store. Shopping during the Whole30 can take a lot of time and research. You'll learn to read labels and find you'll have lots of questions. This shopping guide will make your first Whole30 a touch easier. Get your free shopping list here  Or you can text the words "download117" to the number 44222 and I'll send you the link to the free shopping list.

Have you done a Whole30 already?  I'm in the middle of my forth and I'm actually loving it. I have dealt with inflammation in my lower back for years and now that I'm eating cleaner, I'm feeling great. I do notice that when I'm not on the program, and eat something with gluten or sugar, I tend to get a flair up. Eating cleaner has changed my life and my body. Doing a Whole30 is not hard. As Melissa says "It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You’ve done harder things than this, and you have no excuse not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."

What you will find out about doing the Whole30 Challenge? It really does start with food.

You can find out more about the Whole30 at: www.whole30.com

There is lots of support on their facebook page too. www.facebook.com/whole30

And great recipe ideas on instagram  www.instagram.com/whole30

 

116: Preparing Your Home For A Disaster - w/ Service Master by Gilmore
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116: Preparing Your Home For A Disaster - w/ Service Master by Gilmore

Today I'm talking with Sarah from Service Master by Gilmore which is located outside of Boston, MA. Sarah has been with the company for quite a while and has some great tips on avoiding accidents in a home as well as some great advice should a disaster happen. 

Our freebie for today is a list of do's and don'ts you need to know should you have a water damage loss in your home. Download this special PDF from Service Master and put is somewhere safe so that if you have a water loss you can refer to it. 

Download now

 

Today's show sponsor is 

 

115: Oil Pulling - Detoxing your mouth & body with olive oil
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115: Oil Pulling - Detoxing your mouth & body with olive oil

Have you ever heard of "oil pulling"?  This is a simple yet very effective way to detox your mouth and your body. By simply putting a teaspoon of olive oil in your mouth and swishing for 1-2 minutes you can see immediate results.  The olive oil pulls toxins out of your mouth and tongue and leaves your with whiter teeth and fresher breath. 

Make sure you are using an organic olive oil. Remember, everything you put in your mouth goes straight into your blood stream so you want to use a pure, organic olive oil.

I interviewed Allison, from Bragg's Live Foods in this short interview.  After interviewing Patrica Bragg, her assistant, Allison came on and I recorded her experiences with oil pulling. Allison is very knowledgeable and I know you will enjoy her comments about using Bragg's olive oil for everything from a moisturizer to an ear cleaner. 

Bragg's Live Foods is giving you a free sample of their organic olive oil if you click the link below and fill out the order form. You do need to enter a credit card, but it's just to validate yourhttp://www.maidbrigade.com shipping address. There will be no charges entered to your card. This sample is absolutely FREE!

Olive oil sample

This podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade and SpeedCleaning.com

I'd also really appreciate it if you could fill out this simple survey about yourself. I'm looking to add advertising to my show to help defer costs and bring you the best of Clean Green Living. https://survey.libsyn.com/cleangreentalk

114: Eggs, Beef & Your Local Farmer
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114: Eggs, Beef & Your Local Farmer

In today's show I interview "regenerative farmer", Wenona Boucher from Chockalog Farm in Uxbridge, MA

We discussed her term, regenerative farming, which is not just organic, but also leaving the land better than you found it. She advises that we should look beyond organic and go back to heritage breeds of chickens and cows.

Wenona told us what we should be looking for when buying eggs. Labeling has become very deceptive and buying cage free or free range may not be your best choice.  She said you want to buy an egg that has come from a pasture raised chicken. This means that the chicken is eating grass and bugs versus feed.  You can download my shopping guide for eggs at this link. Or you can text me at 44222 and send me the word download114 and I will send you the infographic about shopping for eggs. 

We also talked about grass-fed beef which for Wenona means nothing. You can have a cow that has been grass fed most of it's life, but they can finish it off with grain and antibiotics. Grain causes "leaky gut"  symptom in cows which is why they need the antibiotics.  This also causes the contents in their bowels to leak into their blood stream.  You can listen to her description of how this affects us as human beings in the podcast.

You can find out more about Chockalog Farm on Facebook.

In this show I also mentioned the new private Facebook group I have started with 20+ of my green living experts. We are called "The Green Crew" and together we are going to help you with all your questions about living a cleaner, greener lifestyle. You can join for free and after the first 30 days it is a small monthly investment. This group offers information that you won't find anywhere else as well as a weekly live FB chat with me or one of our experts. You can ask us anything during the chats. What a great way to have direct access to experts that can help you! 

If you want to get your free first month, just use this link and you'll be on your way to a cleaner, greener lifestyle. 

Yes, I want to join "The Green Crew"!

This episode was sponsored by

Maid Brigade and SpeedCleaning.com

113: Patricia Bragg Shares Her Clean Green Lifestyle
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113: Patricia Bragg Shares Her Clean Green Lifestyle

 Patricia has been health a pioneer for decades. The  Bragg company campaigns for a diet and lifestyle that is focused on natural live foods and a healthy regime for a vital and long life. These ideas, based around natural and organic foods, are gaining praise and acceptance world-wide.

The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle Motto: "You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do".

This is Patricia's second visit to Clean Green Talk. You can listen to her first interview in episode #50. In this interview you get to hear a little more about her private life and some of the celebrities she has helped in the past, including Steve Jobs and Katy Perry. Patricia has a wonderful, caring personality and she is  motivated every day to keep getting the word out about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

I wanted to talk with Patricia about water and discuss her book: Water, The Shocking Truth. She shares with us some of the principles in the book and reasons that we should purify our water.   

Along with being with me on this interview, Patricia has giving you a "freebies" which is a handout called "What is Apple Cider Vinegar?" It is a three page handout that answers all your questions about ACV and it's just for you from Patricia. You can either text me at the number 44222 with the message "download 113" or you can click this link and enter your email address and I will send it to you right away.

112: Dr Jason Marshall (TURI Labs) Talks About The Science Of Green Cleaning
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112: Dr Jason Marshall (TURI Labs) Talks About The Science Of Green Cleaning

Dr. Jason Marshall is the director of the TURI Labs at the UMASS Lowell campus. The Cleaning Laboratory tests the performance of both industrial and janitorial cleaning products to encourage companies, institutions, and product formulators to choose and develop safer substitutes. Whether you're a metal finishing company, product formulator, facility manager or any organization looking for safer cleaning products and processes, the TURI Laboratory can help.

The Cleaning Laboratory's mission since its inception in 1994, is to focus on cleaning methods and chemistries to evaluate the effectiveness of different cleaners and equipment for a variety of substrates and soils.

EPA's Design for Environment, now Safer Choice, recognized the Cleaning Laboratory's work by designating the Laboratory as a champion in its Safer Detergents Initiative.

How They Do It

The Cleaning Laboratory uses standardized testing procedures for testing both industrial cleaning and janitorial cleaning products. We work with your existing conditions -- substrates, soils, contaminants, and cleaning equipment, in the lab and at your site. We offer performance validation testing for label certifications such as Green Seal or government purchasing programs. And, we can work with your product to identify an effective alternative formulation when necessary to fully meet the green certification that you seek.

We provide onsite piloting with your equipment and your staff to make sure that the product and the process work well together.

Search their CleanerSolutions Database for performance data on thousands of cleaning products.

 

Today’s freebie is two handouts about the TURI Labs and their work. You can click here to get them downloaded to you.

 

111: Interview With Chef Rick Bayless
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111: Interview With Chef Rick Bayless

While attending the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago this spring, I was lucky enough to meet and interview Chef Rick Bayless.

Most people know Rick from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated Public Television Series,Mexico–One Plate at a Time, has wrapped its 11th season and is broadcast coast to coast. In 2012, Rick was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Best Culinary Host.

     

Rick has nine cookbooks. His second book, Mexican Kitchen, won the Julia Child IACP cookbook of the year award in 1996, and his fourth book, Mexico–One Plate at a Time won James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award in 2001. Fiesta at Rick’s spent a number of weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

Rick’s side by side award-winning restaurants are in Chicago. The casual Frontera Grill was founded in 1987 and received the James Beard Foundation’s highest award, Outstanding Restaurant, in 2007. The 4-star Toplobampo served its first meals in 1991. And the wildly popular, LEED GOLD-certified, fast-casual Xoco has been around since 2009, serving wood-oven tortas, steaming caldos, golden churros and bean-to-cup Mexican hot chocolate. Rick’s quick-serviceTortas Frontera have changed the face of food service at O’Hare International Airport, whileFrontera Fresco has brought Frontera flavors to several Macy’s stores and Northwestern University. His award-winning Frontera line of salsas, cooking sauces and organic chips can be found coast to coast.

Rick and his staff established the Frontera Farmer Foundation in 2003 to support small Midwestern farms. Each year, grants are awarded to farmers for capital improvements to their family farms, encouraging greater production and profitability. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling nearly $2 million. In 2007, Bayless and his team launched theFrontera Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship that sends a Mexican-American Chicago Public School student to Kendall College to study culinary arts. In 2007 Rick was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his many philanthropic endeavors.

110: Meet Robyn Makovnyk From Less This Mess
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110: Meet Robyn Makovnyk From Less This Mess

Today you will meet Robyn and she is  the blogger behind Less This Mess. She's a mom, wife and pupper mom to an all boy household. She transformed her OCD tendencies into a passion of inspiring others to live a more organized life.

Robyn says, "Our homes are representation of who we are, if our home is cluttered so are all areas of our life. Our home is the heart of our life and it needs to be functioning at its best to provide our families and ourselves with optimum support. I look so forward to our journey together, a journey that will inspire change within your home resulting in an Organized Life! Are you ready? Let’s get started and begin a new normal!"

Listen as Robyn takes us through the house and gives us simple tips to getting ready to organize and then doing it. You'll get some great tips and love her energy. She does coaching calls, so if you enjoy this show and want to get started you can see more at her web site; www.lessthismess.com

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade

and also by Speed Cleaning

 

109: Amy Ziff From MadeSafe.com
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109: Amy Ziff From MadeSafe.com

Our nonprofit organization provides America’s first comprehensive human health-focused certification for nontoxic products across store aisles, from baby to personal care to household and beyond. Our goal is to change the way products are made in this country to ultimately eliminate the use of toxic chemicals altogether. We make it easy for people to find and buy products made without known toxic chemicals, give companies a road map for making safe products, and make it easy for retailers to select products that aren’t known to cause harm.

MADE SAFE screens ingredients against our Toxicant Database of known harmful chemicals, which is made up of thousands of chemicals found on scientifically authoritative lists from organizations and agencies around the world.

We then go above and beyond to examine ingredients for bioaccumulation, persistence, and general and aquatic toxicity.

MADE SAFE™ screens ingredients in products for known:

  • Behavioral toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Fire retardants
  • GMOs
  • Heavy metals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Pesticides / Insecticides / Herbicides
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Toxic solvents
  • Harmful VOCs
  • NONTOXIC CERTIFIED™ products have passed MADE SAFE and gone on to be lab-tested as a whole for known:
  • Behavioral toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Fire retardants
  • Heavy metals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Pesticides / Insecticides / Herbicides
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Toxic solvents
  • Harmful VOCs
  • Nanoparticles
  •  

Amy Ziff, Founder and Executive Director Amy is a healthy living educator with a genetic predisposition to toxicity. She’s also mom to three young kids who share the same trait. Determined to make the world less toxic, Amy reached millions of parents and caregivers with her “buy better” advocacy campaigns. She blogs about the chemical world we live in on Amy Ziff’s NoTox Life, and prior to founding Nontoxic Certified, taught classes on living a nontoxic life and co-founded the Veritey Shop, a site comprised of safe, nontoxic products. Amy is changing the world for the healthier one product at a time, one person at a time, one home at a time.

www.madesafe.org

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Meet Beth Bond - From SouthEast Green
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Meet Beth Bond - From SouthEast Green

At Southeast Green, their priority is to create a dynamic business dialog and communicate how businesses, non-profits and governments in the Southeast are growing, changing and influencing sustainability. The mission of Southeastgreen.com is to promote a sustainable economy. - See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

Southeast Green is providing the platform to tell the story of companies, non-profits and governments who are committed to impacting their environment and communities in the Southeast. As the largest website of it's kind you will find an ever changing landscape of news, interviews and information on how you or your organization can participate in this growing shift of how we all conduct business and life sustainably.

Southeast Green is the proud and honored recipient of the 2009 Advocate of the Year from the Sustainability Division of the Department of Natural Resources for the State of Georgia. In 2011, Southeast Green received the Award of Excellence from Southface for it's distinguished service as a media partner to the Sustainability community.

- See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

 

Beth Bond, the Curator of Green and Sustainable Business News at Southeast Green, is the driving force of Southeast Green. As a Southerner, Bond was tired of hearing about everything "green" happening outside her native region which is what drove her to create the website.

Owning her own marketing company for over 15 years and working with sustainability groups, Beth knew the story of sustainability and green resided here in the Southeast. There was just no one place to tell the cohesive story of all the things that are happening in the Southeast. Since relaunching Southeast Green in September 2008, Bond has been establishing even broader liaisons and partners to help continue the story of green and sustainability.

Bond serves on a variety of boards and committees in the Atlanta sustainable community. In 2011 she joined the board at Georgia Interfaith Power and Light and started a second term in 2015. In 2009, Southeast Green won the Advocate of the year award from the Partnership for Sustainable Georgia. In 2010, Southface awarded her the Media Partner of the Year. In December of 2011 the Georgia Solar Energy Association awarded Beth with a Solar Advocate of the Year award. In 2014 Bond was a finalist for the Trident E3 Award presented by the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on host committees for This is Market, River Revival, Earth Hour, Green Law's Environmental Heroes and Get the Lead Out to name a few.   Bond spent her formative years in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Florida State University and then served in Bouza, Niger as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is active in her neighborhood and serves on Community Council for District 3, DeKalb County. When not working to better her community she participates in her church where she serves as Co-Chair for the Creation Care committee. She is an avid tennis player and college football fan.

- See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

107: Learn About EARTH Ltd. and Betsey Brewer
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107: Learn About EARTH Ltd. and Betsey Brewer

Betsey Brewer is V.P. of Marketing and Executive Director of Conservation and Research through EARTH Ltd. at Southwick’s Zoo. She has been an Executive at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA for 30 years. Growing up in a family owned and operated zoo has given Betsey years of experience with many exotic species. She has successfully raised domestic animals as well as, parrots, kangaroos and other marsupials, many primates including several prosimians, a giraffe, a camel, lions, tigers, leopards, warthogs, bearded pigs, and porcupines.

 

Ms. Brewer is also Executive Director and founder of EARTH Ltd. (Environmental Awareness of Resources and Threatened Habitats). Dedicated and educated in animal behavior and wildlife conservation, she has given thousands of lectures to audiences of all age groups. She holds a B.A. degree from Wheaton College and a Master's of Arts degree in Wildlife Conservation from Vermont College of Norwich University. She has worked with many television and radio programs. She also worked on a show for Animal Planet titled "Growing Up Camel."

 

Being extremely passionate about rhinos, Betsey developed the program “Rhino Encounters” in 2014 for Southwick’s Zoo in support of EARTH Ltd. and the International Rhino Foundation. A rhino encounter is an hour long session of facts about rhino conservation, a video clip and a hands on experience meeting the zoo’s resident rhino’s, Thelma and Louise. It is Betsey’s hope to create an awareness about these amazing creatures while encouraging an awareness to save all 5 rhino species.

 

Betsey Brewer is a member of the Audubon Society, The Chestnut Hill Meeting House Association, Alumni of the Blackstone Valley Leadership Program, Board of Director for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Past Board of Directors for the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, an active member of the Board of Directors for the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, an active Board of Director for Ocean Matters and a Corporator for Milford Regional Medical Center. 

 

In the past Betsey has spearheaded the "Trips to the Tropics" to bring educators and students to Central America where biodiversity and a variety of eco-systems are celebrated and protected. She would like to continue this project in the future. The Blue Moon Beach House and Lodge in Utila, Bay Islands is one of her projects which exists to spark an awareness about coral reef ecology while bringing visitors to a beautiful and peaceful part of our planet.

 

Betsey Brewer lives in Mendon with her husband, Robert Bethel and their two dogs, Charlie and Emma. She has two grown sons, Seth and Luke Weatherhead who are also an important part of the Southwick’s family business.

106: Bonnie Combs from Blackstone Heritage Corridor
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106: Bonnie Combs from Blackstone Heritage Corridor

Bonnie Combs is the Marketing Director for Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.

The Blackstone Heritage Corridor is dab in the middle of southern New England! Easy to reach from Boston, Hartford, and all of the northeast.

What does the Blackstone Heritage Corridor have to offer?

Be surprised!

  List of Categories

Bonnie is the marketing director for the nonprofit Blackstone Heritage Corridor, has launched a new program to encourage anglers to clean up after themselves. Called "Fish Responsibly," it aims to get people to clean up used monofilament fishing line, which is particularly harmful because it can entangle wildlife. Once it’s collected, the line can be recycled by monofilament manufacturer Berkley.  Read more...

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20160430/environmental-journal-ri-anglers-urged-to-recycle-their-trash

 

The BHC is preparing a new Strategic Plan.  Why?  It will:

  • Create a regional perspective for resource conservation and promotion that will inform state and local planning processes.
  • Become the backbone of BHC’s work plan for federal contracts.
  • Be used to create grant application/solicitations for corporate and foundation funding.
  • Be used to justify support for partner projects.

To facilitate this planning process, the BHC Board of Directors has created several mission-related subcommittees.  The work of the subcommittees will be viewable on this section of the website.  Public input is encouraged and there will be many public meetings on both the elements of and full draft of the BHC Strategic Plan.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Charlene Cutler, BHC’s executive director at 401-765-2211 or Ccutler@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.

Using a model that responds to the debates over the past decade, the United Nations now uses a method of 4 Circles of Sustainability, distinguishing economic, ecological, political and cultural sustainability.

Ideally, every action we take and every decision we make will consider the impacts on these 4 Circles. A sustainable activity is one that can be repeated; it will not use more resources than are being created.

The mission of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor is to work with community partners to preserve and promote the Valley’s historic, cultural, natural and recreational resources for current and future generations.

Historically, when mills used the power of the river and disposed of hazardous materials into the same water, the ecology of the river system suffered. Our actions today seek a balance through creativity and innovation that supports and promotes development which, in turn, supports and promotes our environmental systems, as well as our social and cultural systems.

This results in strong, resilient communities that embrace all 4 elements of sustainability. The future will provide opportunities for communities that are stronger and more creative than the ones we have today.

If you are local to the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, save the date for their open house. They have just moved to Whitinsville and want you to see their new home!  June 15 4 to 7pm!

 

 

105: Hex Performance - A New Way To Clean
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105: Hex Performance - A New Way To Clean

HEX founder, Drew Westervelt, was playing professional sports when he noticed that his apparel and tech gear would still stink, even after they had been washed. He discovered that odor meant bacteria was alive and well in his laundry.

After researching traditional laundry detergents, he couldn’t find a solution (traditional laundry detergents haven’t evolved in 50 years, and most simply mask odors rather than eliminate the bacteria that cause recurring smells). Furthermore, bacteria plus the scratches and scrapes of sports could mean infection – even illness.

Drew searched for a solution and partnered with scientists in the cleaning industry. And that’s where HEX Performance was born.

Instead of relying on old methods to clean new fabrics, HEX started from scratch to develop the best clean inspired by today’s active wear. The result is an evolved science that works on all fabrics, delivers a better cleaning experience, proactively protects fabrics against future stink and stains, and offers a host of extra benefits. It could be the biggest breakthrough in laundry cleaning in decades.

Drew Westervelt

As a 9-year professional lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt has traveled the world competing and performing at the highest level, discovering first-hand the challenge of washing performance wear and athletic gear.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Drew has deep roots in his hometown. After graduating from UMBC, it was only natural to build HEX in the city he loved.

Drew’s rejection of the status quo and his experience in team management both on and off the field led to the development of HEX products that are changing what clean means for laundry today.

www.hexperformance.com

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www.instagram.com/hexperformance

www.twitter.com/hexperformance

Drew is offering a coupon for any of my listeners through June 1, 2016.  Just go to www.hexperformance.com and use "cleaningcoach" in the checkout to recieve $2.50 off your order. 

We also have a giveaway set up here. Enter to win a box of Hex Performance products. http://gvwy.io/5defjdc

104: Food Becomes You
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104: Food Becomes You

Bonnie Tragakis and Claire Duckmanton are dynamic health coaches who share a love for eating nourishing foods, finding balance in their lives, and making peace with cooking for their finicky families. With their passion for all things food, Claire and Bonnie launched Food Becomes you – a venture to help people make their way back into the kitchen in a practical way while guiding them through the minefield of mysterious food marketing and health messages we hear every day. Coming from very different viewpoints (Claire eats mostly plants; Bonnie eats everything!), Bonnie and Claire give you a balanced approach to what many consider a difficult way of eating.  This motivating program helps you reconnect with wholesome, minimally processed, real food and move away from calorie-counting, a dieting mentality, and the less-than-optimal food choices widely available in the supermarkets.  Practical tips, loads of recipe ideas and a firm grounding in eating for health are the cornerstone of their approach.  With their combined knowledge, warm approach, and sense of humor, Bonnie and Claire share a passion to inspire you to change your life through food!

Welcome to Food Becomes You! What started as a project with me and Claire has blossomed into a full-blown passion – we love to help people connect with real, whole, close-to-nature food, as well as identify the “stuff” that gets in the way of eating these foods and truly nourishing ourselves. My path to this passion began with a lifelong obsession with food, starting with an eating disorder as a young person, and continuing with disordered eating most of my life. When I finally made a true connection between the food I was choosing and how I was feeling, I was able to stabilize my eating and fall in love with food in a new way. No longer tied to restrictive eating habits and food-industry prescribed boxes and meals, I branched out to organic options, grass-fed meat and mouth-watering, made-from-scratch recipes. This new-found love of food and my awakened awareness led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Claire, and Food Becomes You!   The first thing people notice about me is my English accent, even though I’ve lived in New England for almost 20 years!  I have always loved food, so arriving in the States to boxed cake mixes, pasta with delightful packets of orange cheese and the aroma and ease of Dunkin Donuts had me absolutely convinced that my husband and I had made the right decision to move here.  I loved it all… until I started putting on weight, experiencing mood swings, and feeling anxious too much of the time. I turned to Weight Watchers to help me lose pregnancy weight – and returned to it time and again to re-lose the weight that just kept coming back.  I had been a vegetarian on and off my entire adult life, but not a healthy one. I loved bread, cheese, eggs, quiche; everything that wasn’t green. One day I came across a vegan cookbook and decided to work through the recipes. After eating more greens and smoothies, I started feeling better; my mood swings and anxiety decreased and the weight came off…and stayed off! I decided to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, met Bonnie, and the rest is Food Becomes You history!  My passion is to help people connect to an eating style and healthy lifestyle that is the right fit for them in a fun and realistic way.   Find Claire and Bonnie at www.foodbecomesyou.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FoodBecomesYouLLC/ You can email them at foodbecomesyou@Hotmail.com  

103: How To Do A Total Body Detox
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103: How To Do A Total Body Detox

Ever heard of people detoxing? Want to know how to detox? JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love PodcastShow. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. In this show we talk about detoxing and why it's so important to our bodies. Some questions that JJ answers are:   1. why we need to detox 2. what is a detox 3. how to detox 4. safe and unsafe detoxing   During the show JJ refers to sources of other information so I have added the links for you here:   Sugar show (audio) http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-009-the-truth-about-sugar/ Bullet Proof Coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFMOMWhV8kU Shakes: Pumpkin Pie: http://fit2love.tv/2014/10/episode-38-pumpkin-pie-breakfast-shake/ Chocolate Peanut Butter: http://fit2love.tv/2015/03/episode-120-chocolate-peanut-butter-smoothie/ Coffee Shake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrqFq-1RM3s Creamy Berry Shake: http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-008-creamy-berry-shake/ Choc Raw Green Smoothie: http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-014-sugar-free-chocolate-raw-green-smoothie/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jjflizanes/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Flizanes-442944305433/

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fit-2-love-physical-emotional/id916562580?mt=2

102: The Green Laundress
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102: The Green Laundress

Erica Ahmed is the owner of The Green Laundress, an eco-friendly and people friendly company that manufactures green cleaning products. Trained as a health educator and senior communication specialist in the public health field, Erica started developing cleaning products shortly after the birth of her daughter more than a decade ago. From the beginning her daughter suffered with very dry, itchy skin. Unfortunately, Erica had very little success with the mainstream products available at that time. She began researching and experimenting until she came up with the right combination of natural, non-toxic ingredients for her daughter’s skin and laundry!  

 

  1. Baby steps to going green, make it a family affair
  2. Chemical sensitivity
  3. A bigger, greener conversation

Some questions she answers for Leslie

  1. Why is cleaning green important? What are the benefits?
  2. Aren’t there government agencies that regulate and monitor cleaning products just as they do for food and cosmetics?
  3. Why talk about green cleaning now? Today we have so many options in the marketplace.

You can see more about Erica and her products at www.thegreenlaundress.com   She also has a blog at http://www.thegreenlaundress.com/blog/ 

She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and pinterest  Her email is info@thegreenlaundress.com

101: Healthy Happy Kids Summit w/ Leslie Reichert
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101: Healthy Happy Kids Summit w/ Leslie Reichert

Christine Waltermyer Certified Wellness Coach Natural Foods Chef, Author & Teacher

Christine Waltermyer is a Certified Wellness Coach, specializing in Clean Living and Holistic Parenting. She is also the founder of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School and a published author. Christine brings together her 15 years of experience as a chef and cooking teacher together with a passion for holistic living to empower her clients with the tools for a great life.

Christine has made television appearances and her personal chef clients have included well-known celebrities. Christine has developed recipes for Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book, “Super Immunity,” Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, “Power Foods for the Brain” and jewishfoodhero.com.

Christine is a graduate of Millersville University, the Kushi Institute and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Christine is a certified wellness coach through the Coach Training Alliance. As the joyful mother to a daughter with Down Syndrome, she specializes in maximizing wellness in children with special needs.

Christine can be contacted at Christine@naturalkitchenschool.com.

 

www.healthyhappykidssummit.com

 

This podcast is sponsored by:

Maid Brigade

Speed Cleaning

 

100: Susan Sumner From Virginia Tech Talks Food Safety
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100: Susan Sumner From Virginia Tech Talks Food Safety

In the wake of all the issues surrounding food and the outbreak of food based illnesses around the country, I thought you'd enjoying hearing from one of the experts in food science on how to clean and disinfect your food and kitchen in your home. 

Susan Sumner began her role of associate dean and director of academic programs for undergraduate studies on an interim basis in November of 2008 but then received the appointment in June 2009.

Sumner joined Virgina Tech as a n associate professor of food science and technology in 1996 and served as head of the Department of Food Science and Technology for eight years. Her long-standing record of service to the university and the food science profession includes chairing university and college department-head groups as well as the Council of Food Science Administrators. Additionally, she has served on the National Academy of Science's food Forum and several of its food safety task-force groups. 

In this podcast, Susan discusses the definition of clean, sanitized, sterilized and disinfection.  She also tells us what really works to clean and sanitize items in your kitchen.  And she answered the questions - Does vinegar really kill germs. 

99: Ask The Cleaning Coach
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99: Ask The Cleaning Coach

Leslie loves answering her fans cleaning questions. Listen in as she helps four of her listeners figure out easy ways to clean. If you have a question, you can call 1-800-232-5089 and leave a message with your cleaning question. If your question is chosen - you may be a guest on the show! 

You can also go to www.greencleaningcoach.com to watch videos and sign up for Leslie's video tips that give you 10 Simple Steps To A Clean Green Home.

Leslie's book: The Joy of Green Cleaning is available on Amazon as a hard copy or Kindle. It contains 101 easy DIY recipes so that you can take the toxic cleaners out of your  home. 

98: Could Your Condition Be From Cleaning Products?
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98: Could Your Condition Be From Cleaning Products?

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director ofInvisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more visit JJFlizanes.com

JJ has been featured in many magazines in addition to the ones previously mentioned including Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, Fitness Magazine, E Pregnancy Magazine to name a few. Her television appearances include KTLA, CBS, Fox 11 and NBC. She appeared regularly with summer fitness lifestyle tips on YOURLA on NBC in Los Angeles.  She has also been heard on The AwareShow with Lisa Garr in local radio.

Invisible Fitness offer products, fitness training, fitness coaching, fitness lifestyle tips, workshops & seminars, and corporate programs. For program details, please contact the office at 1.800.571.5722 FREE.

97: Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge
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97: Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge

Amber is a health and fitness expert, international speaker and author who has dedicated her life to empowering women to love their bodies, nourish their souls and get real results that last. Her humor and passion combined with her background in education, anatomy, biology, nutrition and personal training is phenomenal, but it's the loss of her 45 year old mom to breast cancer and overcoming years of depression, eating disorders and self-sabotage that is the real catalyst for her mission and role as Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge.

The Healthy Edge began as a grass root effort by Amber and Brian Thiel in Seattle, WA. As a former college professor, personal trainer and college athlete and coach, Amber conducted weekly seminars and personally coached clients and Brian demonstrated how to prepare quick, easy and delicious meals in the kitchen. After sharing eight weeks of empowerment and accountability with over 225 people, it became clear that The Healthy Edge message was a realistic lifestyle approach to health and weight release that needed to be shared with the world. Amber and Brian partnered with April, Amber’s sister, and her husband, Brandon, and officially launched The Healthy Edge, LLC in March of 2009.

 

The Healthy Edge grew from the Thiel's living room to a core group of 60 certified Healthy Edge coaches using the professional and comprehensive Healthy Edge system that duplicated what Amber and Brian had created in their living room. Hundreds of Healthy Edge Coaches span across the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Healthy Edge spreads the message of health and hope through certified health coaches and a proven and professional lifestyle system and tools created for the coaches and their clients to ensure maximum success. The 12-week coaches certification program creates confidence and competence through effective coaching, business success systems, The Five Healthy Edge Daily Goals and community.

 

The Healthy Edge believes the rise in degenerative diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes are predominantly symptoms of personal lifestyle choices. Without making a fundamental change in the way we live, these diseases will lead to a generation of children that are expected to die at a younger age than their parents. We are creating a powerful movement to educate and empower families to live long, healthy and abundant lives. Childhood obesity and lifestyle diseases will no longer be a reality when we choose to take personal responsibility for the health of ourselves and our families. The Healthy Edge provides the foundation for this transformation in our society.

The Healthy Edge web site

Get a free consultation

Join Amber on Facebook

Leslie's Happy Hour Cleaner Seen On Dr. Oz
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Leslie's Happy Hour Cleaner Seen On Dr. Oz

96: Healing Cancer with Grace
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96: Healing Cancer with Grace

Angel Moscatelli is was a healthy mom of 3 grown daughters that was suddenly diagnosed with a rare cancer, Sarcoma, a gene mutation. She did not get cancer from what she ate or the environment. She ate healthy, exercised and was careful what she used in her home.It was not without challenges, but she will be one year cancer free or NED, No evidence of Disease on March 2, 2016 To celebrate her triumph over cancer she created a website called:  www.healingcancerwithgrace.com

The Mission of her web site is to let people know you can prevail over CANCER. She hopes this site inspires hope and faith in you and the ones you love. The strength you did not know you had will allow you to be the winner of this journey.

95: Stink - The Movie with Jon J. Whelan
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95: Stink - The Movie with Jon J. Whelan

Director Jon Whelan entered the world of documentaries in  roundabout way. After a misused youth of surfing, skateboarding and broken bones, Whelan got his MBA while dabbling in Virtual Reality –he was way too early. In 1999 he co-founded the Web auction Afternic.com, selling just before the bubble burst in 2000. Whelan was also a founding member of the New York Angels.

The arrival of children in the next decade caused a shift in Whelan’s focus, this time to social justice, and the development of “Stink!.”

“Stink!” is an off-beat movie about Whelan’s tenacious quest to uncover the source of a chemical scent in a brand-new pair of kids’ pajamas, his journey through corporate boardrooms and into Congress, and his subsequent discovery of the disturbing ‘Cancer Loophole.’

Whelan currently advocates for truthful product labeling and serves as advisor to internet and media startups. He is also a principal of Net Return, Inc., and full-time parent to two young daughters.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ICN52Uzoo0I

94: A Breathe Of Fresh Air for 2016
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94: A Breathe Of Fresh Air for 2016

“Begin Your New Year With A Breath Of Fresh Air” 

 Your home should be an oasis of clean air. Here’s why:

Staying healthy is a lot like making a good soup. We need to be concerned with what we put into it – we want fresh and wholesome ingredients. We want the water to be clean and pure. We want the vegetables to be vital and fresh. We also need to make sure nothing bad enters the soup. That sounds obvious to us, but the world has become complicated by technology and making a wholesome soup is perhaps not so simple.

We are what we breathe. That’s right. What is in the air enters our body and becomes part of us. The lining of our lungs is called the alveolar membrane. It is here that our bodies take in oxygen from the air. If the air is clean, your body is being nourished and supported with each breath. If there are toxic chemicals or allergens in your home or office, each breath becomes a challenge to your immune system.

We don’t always know why we are sick. You, or someone you love may be struggling with allergies, asthma, behavioral problems, ADHD or depression. Sometimes environmental illness is the underlying cause. That’s right, something in the environment where you live, work or play could be making you sick.

 

David Brook’s shared with me his story about his son’s life got turned upside down by environmental illness and how they finally figured out what the problem was.

 

David’s Brooks 13 year old son was a happy, energetic kid who was quite social and well liked by his friends. He experienced a rapid decline in his health. He became so sick that he was unable to attend school. 

His family spent a fortune on tests without learning anything.

The breakthrough came on a family outing to the zoo. His son was having a good time, accompanied by his best friend, two siblings and his grandparents.  After visiting the penguin exhibit, the boy had to sit down.  After 5 minutes of holding his head in his hands, he started yelling and behaving poorly, not at all like himself.

His family physician connected the dots and believed that the boy was suffering from mold toxicity. His urine test revealed 450 times the normal levels of ochratoxin in his system. The problem was due to black mold that was due to a water damaged wall in the home. 

Obvious problem right? Wrong!  The mold was growing inside the wall where you couldn’t see it.

What can you do to have a healthy home?

    1. Remediation - What in your home could be causing problems? Mold is only one of the issues that can cause environmental illness. Mattresses, bedding, carpeting, drapes and upholstery can be harboring dust mites. This is a very common problem today. Sometimes cleaning carpets and other household goods with a high temperature shampooer can be adequate. Sometimes we have to be more aggressive and remove the carpet. Bedding can be covered with dust mite protectors. One of the simplest things you can do is to use green cleaning products and get rid of the cleansers with harmful chemicals.
    2. Trap the suckers! Weather you are reacting to molds, dust mites, pet dander, pollen or to airborne chemicals (VOCs) you need a highly affective air cleaner.

Austin Air cleaners have a massive true medical grade HEPA filter to remove particles including dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander from the air. They also have a large carbon filter to remove chemicals and orders from the air.

The effectiveness of Austin Air cleaners has been clinically proven in studies at leading research institutions including John Hopkins School of Medicine and The University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. There is strong scientific evidence that Austin Air cleaners can lower the incidence of asthma and COPD episodes.

David Frome, physical therapist and acupuncturist is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region. He is on a mission to help other people improve their lives by improving the quality of their indoor air. His company, The Air Cleaner Store offers high quality air cleaning solutions including the Austin Air HealthMate Plus. You can follow him on FB at FB/FromePhysicalTherapy or join his FB group – Children and Environmental Health.  You can also read his blog “Caring For Your Health” and learn more Austin Air products at www.FromePT.com. For more information, contact us at 877.432-1AIR

 

 

 

93: Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For Blue
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93: Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For Blue

Andrew Lewin is a marine ecologist and founder of SpeakUpForBlue.com, where he teaches people how to live for a better Ocean. He raises awareness of Ocean Issues, educate them on the Oceans and their species and inspire them to implement action (via the Speak Up For Blue Podcast). He is also mentor aspiring marine conservationists on how they can get a career in Ocean Conservation.

Andrew started SpeakUpForBlue.com because he quickly realized that there weren’t many resources on the oceans, their issues, and the solutions to reduce/eliminate the issues.

He has been able to connect with many people within the industry and outside to help them realize how they can live for a better ocean. Andrew’s future goal is to create an Ocean Science and Conservation Media Company that will be able to reach people through various online platforms (You Tube, Digital Magazines, Podcasts, Live Feeds).

  • Questions Andrew answers:
    • Why people don’t know about the solutions to Ocean’s problems
    • What people can do to implement solutions
    • How can people get inspired to implement solutions
    • How can people get over the overwhelm of Ocean Issue
    • For more information you can go to the Speak Up For Blue Podcast or their website:  SpeakUpForBlue.com

Go to www.cleangreentalk.com to download his free brochure: 10 Ten Tips For Conserving The Ocean.

92: EcoRI News with Joanna Detz
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92: EcoRI News with Joanna Detz

Joanna Detz, Executive Director of EcoRI News (www.ecoRI.org) is a Brown University grad, and started out as a political news intern at CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau and then as a reporter working for a weekly newspaper north of Boston.

As the newspaper industry changed/retracted, she pivoted to a career in graphic design and marketing and is now the executive director of EcoRI News.

In 2009, Joanna thought that there was a lack of reporting on environmental issues at time when the region is facing some of the most serious challenges. So she founded EcoRI News with no seed money. In the first year, she worked full time while also growing EcoRI News. The organization now employs four full time staffers.

  • In the first segment we discuss some of the challenges faced by legacy media and some of the opportunities for digital media startups
  • In the second segment we discuss what's been in the news this year. We talk about the new compost law, challenges at the Central Landfill, RIPTA fare hikes, a proposed fee on solar by National Grid and the expansion of the Algonquin pipeline in Burrillville.
  • In the third segment we talk about their social venture, EcoRI Earth, a fee-based residential compost collection program that supports the news operation of our nonprofit.

90: Author Sophia Ruan Gushee A to Z of D-Toxing
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90: Author Sophia Ruan Gushee A to Z of D-Toxing

Detoxification expert and author Sophia Ruan Gushée joins us on our radio show to discuss detoxification and how taking simple steps towards detoxing your body and home can be beneficial.  Her new book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures -- endorsed by Dr. Frank Lipman and wellness expert Elena Brower -- is an easy-to-read guide for individuals and families to reduce their exposures to toxins and their potentially harmful effects on our health and our environment. 

Sophia is an encyclopedia of knowledge in all areas of detoxification and is available to discuss various aspects of the process. A few topics include:

• Family Environments: How to detoxify and naturally clean your nursery or children's rooms, play rooms,  kitchen and family areas

• Holiday Detox:  How to make this holiday season a happy and healthier environment

• New Year's Resolutions: Simple steps you can take to start the new year in a healthier way

• Immunity Boosters: How to naturally restore your body's health and resiliency during cold and flu season

• Digital "D-Tox": How to strategically reduce exposure to electronics to improve physical and mental health 

Her web site: www.nontoxicliving.tips

Facebook: Sophia Ruan Gushee

Twitter: @sophiagushee

91: SpongeBath™ The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder
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91: SpongeBath™ The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder

The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder on Kickstarter

Innovation through beautiful design is what SpongeBath is all about. SpongeBath is a dual-purpose designer sponge holder that simultaneously cleans and stores sponges. On today’s show, we interview the Founders and Co-CEO’s of SpongeBath, Matthew Flannery & Tod Maitland, as well as COO Cory Ryan and Dr. Keri Peterson, who is endorsing the product.

We talk about the company’s Kickstarter campaign for the next generation of SpongeBath -- the designer sponge holder that will store, clean and sanitize sponges.

See the Kickstarter campaign here: ‪bit.ly/SpongeBath_KS 

How will SpongeBath Work?

While you’re not using your sponge, your sponge will actually be soaking in the sanitizer inside of SpongeBath. Using a patented method, SpongeBath will freshen and eliminate odors, clean mold and mildew stains, remove soap scum and sanitize sponges, killing 99.9% of germs.

It is important to the inventors that the product is Made in the USA and uses green ingredients to reduce the chemical footprint in everyone’s lives. The product incorporates the highest quality components carefully selected for functionality, durability and design.

SpongeBath can be securely and easily attached to any sink-side or placed on a countertop. It will feature an advanced LED reminder light and will be packed with enhancements and upgrades, making it even more effective and easier to use.

FaceBook link:  http://www.facebook.com/SpongeBathCo

Website: www.spongebath.com

The inventors’ background:

Matthew Flannery (Founder, Co-CEO / CPO) – Along with Tod, invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Matthew was a professional cameraman and still photographer for over 18 years. Film and television credits include Rounders, Boiler Room, 16 Blocks, Emmy nominated shows, Sex and the City (the HBO series and both films) and Showtime’s The Big C. Matthew has a life-long passion for science, technology and design and for creating elegant solutions to solve everyday problems.

Tod Maitland (Founder, Co-CEO / President) – Along with Matthew, Tod invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Tod Co-founded The Hollywood Edge, the world’s largest sound library company with an e-commerce platform. He also founded New Deal Inc., a sound equipment rental company. Tod is a three-time Academy Award-nominated sound mixer. Tod has worked on more than 90 films, including Seabiscuit, I Am Legend, JFK and Tootsie. Tod is passionate about designing and bringing products to market that will help improve people’s lives.

The inventor's background:      

Matthew Flannery (Founder, Co-CEO / CPO) – Along with Tod, invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Matthew was a professional cameraman and still photographer for over 18 years. Film and television credits include Rounders, Boiler Room, 16 Blocks, Emmy nominated shows, Sex and the City (the HBO series and both films) and Showtime’s The Big C. Matthew has a life-long passion for science, technology and design and for creating elegant solutions to solve everyday problems.

Tod Maitland (Founder, Co-CEO / President) – Along with Matthew, Tod invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Tod Co-founded The Hollywood Edge, the world’s largest sound library company with an e-commerce platform. He also founded New Deal Inc., a sound equipment rental company. Tod is a three-time Academy Award-nominated sound mixer. Tod has worked on more than 90 films, including Seabiscuit, I Am Legend, JFK and Tootsie. Tod is passionate about designing and bringing products to market that will help improve people’s lives. 

Kickstarter Campaign link: ‪bit.ly/SpongeBath_KS 

 

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/SpongeBathCo

 

Website: www.spongebath.com

 

Video: https://youtu.be/GJN_GeazH-w

 

89: cLean Momma, Carolyn Barnes - Staying Lean and Healthy
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89: cLean Momma, Carolyn Barnes - Staying Lean and Healthy

When she’s not doing homework, carpooling, blogging or burning dinner, Carolyn creates wellness programs for new moms, mothers to be, along with nonprofit organizations helping women and mothers in need. In addition she’s created wellness/fitness programs for Wells Fargo, CVS, Fresh and Easy.

Carolyn has been featured as an expert on Good Morning America, Fox News, The Doctors, Style TV, KTLA News, CBS New, ABC News and The Today Show. She’s also served as a fitness content contributor for: Shape, Self, Fitness, Woman’s First, Parenting, LA Parent, Red Book, Real Simple, All You, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Washington Post, National Enquirer and the Daily News.

In this show we talk about Carolyn’s newest adventure which is being a coach on the new ABC show: My Diet is Better Than Your Diet which will be airing in January. Carolyn shares some tips and tricks she recommends for getting through the holidays without gaining that “holiday 10”.  Listen and learn how you can cut back, workout and keep your focus any time of year.

 

88: Karen Girardo from Just Naturals
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88: Karen Girardo from Just Naturals

Karen Girardo, owner and founder of Just Naturals in Bedford, New Hampshire, worked in the corporate world for over 20 years before starting her company 10 years ago. Her personal story is what motivated her and led her down this path to find great performing natural products. Shortly after leaving her job to stay at home with her school age son, she became very ill. She experienced debilitating reactions to common household cleaning, laundry, and personal care products.  For many years Karen has held a close alliance with the naturopathic and holistic community. She educated herself over the years in order to help her and her son with various allergies, asthma and autoimmune issues. This background, combined with her corporate experience in product development and marketing, was very instrumental in providing the launching ground for Just Naturals.

Karen’s passion drove the research and found the resources needed to begin her business. She developed an award-winning line of authentically natural products for the home and body. Just Naturals Retail Store and On-Line Store are unique in that they provide a complete natural solution for your home (room by room) and body (face, body & bath).

Just Naturals Mission: Our passion for helping others achieve a more natural, healthy lifestyle is shown through our dedication to developing superior-performing natural products ...enhancing the well-being of entire families!

Links from the show:

Karen is giving all our listeners a 20% off discount. Just the coupon code Green20 in the checkout.  www.justnaturalproducts.com

Karen has also given us a gift basket that you can win. Enter here until 12/15/2015

http://gvwy.io/amas08n

87: My Organic Beauty Bar's Danielle Slawsby
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87: My Organic Beauty Bar's Danielle Slawsby

Would you eat your hand cream? Of course not! Your skin is your largest body organ. When you slather lotion all over your body, you’re ingesting whatever is in that lotion through your skin. So wouldn’t you want to use products that are just as natural as something you’d eat?

At My Organic Beauty Bar–MOBB for short–we’re about helping you look and feel your best, as naturally as possible.

If you’re finding yourself here, we imagine you’ve heard a thing or two about chemicals or other toxic ingredients lurking in your everyday health and beauty products. And if you’re any thing like us, you don’t want them there. For many products available today, it’s true. They’re in there, along with loads of other chemicals we don’t want to be putting on our bodies and absorbing through our skin. And unless you have a PhD in cosmetology or chemistry, you could spend weeks, months or even years researching what’s really hiding in all of those pretty bottles and tubes.

We deserve better than that.

We treat beauty and health with a holistic, no-nonsense, common-sense approach. Our bodies aren’t meant to take in chemicals and pseudo-ingredients. It just isn’t safe. Why take the risk when you can treat your body to products made with organic super foods, natural healing botanicals and other nutritional and rejuvenating ingredients that make you look and feel your best?

At MOBB, we sell items from Miessence–a brand that we use every day and a company we can truly stand behind. All Miessence products have been extensively researched and developed for quality and effectiveness using pure, natural ingredients without any artificial chemical processing. Many of them are certified organic. We believe that Miessence truly cares about our health, our beauty, the health of the planet and our complete essence.

Organic, natural, beautiful. Just like you.

Show links: www.myorganicbeautybar.com

Sign up for her newsletter: http://www.myorganicbeautybar.com/newsletter/

Take the Vitality Challenge: http://www.miessence.com/myorganicbeautybar/en/product/19500/superfood-vitality-challenge-pack

86: Holistic Dentistry w/ Dr. Diane Meyer
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86: Holistic Dentistry w/ Dr. Diane Meyer

It has never been a more exciting time to be a dentist, as dentistry and medicine move closer together than ever before. Recent studies have shed light on a whole new arena of dentistry by proving that the health of your mouth can affect the overall health of your body. Decreasing the member’s exposure to known toxins through Bio-Compatibility testing, while optimizing the immune system with adequate nutrition, is the hallmark of Dr. Diane Meyer’s philosophy.

Dr. Meyer has been extensively trained in the mouth-body-emotion connection. Her entire working career of 38 years has been in the dental field in one capacity or another. She started out in high school at age 16 as a dental assistant trained at Davea. Dr. Meyer graduated from Elmhurst College with a B.S. degree in psychology, in addition to excelling in physiology and biology. She held positions as a student liaison for the Chicago Dental Society and Secretary Treasurer while attending Loyola University Dental School, where she graduated in 1991. Since 1998, Dr. Meyer learned about the hazards of mercury, and her workplace has operated in being mercury safe ever since. Soon thereafter, she discovered Dr. Hall Huggins along with Dr. Douglas Cook and decided to mentor under both to learn their methods. Since mentoring under Dr. Huggins and Dr. Cook, taking the wisdom of both as well as others to build a treatment that she refers to as “The Meyer Protocol”. Through thousands of hours of study and watching the failures of the existing protocols, Dr. Meyer was driven to derive her own protocols with greater success.                                                                 Dr. Meyer believes that an individual cannot experience the best overall health without addressing the body’s basic nutritional needs. She utilizes medical practitioners and other health-care providers along with her own knowledge to reach this goal. Comprehensive testing helps to minimize the immune system’s reactions to all things put into/on the body. Additionally, Dr. Meyer is Mercury safe, which is a stricter protocol than Mercury free. Dr. Meyer also shares her love of dentistry with her family. She has a brother, two uncles, and four cousins who are dentists, and a sister who is a dental hygienist.

Dr. Meyer has hosted and spoken at many venues, published a book called Pick Your Poisons, published many profound articles, is featured in several magazines, appeared on television shows and film documentaries, has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, and is a member of a numerous organizations… just to mention a “few” accomplishments!

Holistic Dentistry Illinois: It is a family-friendly dental office that combines compassionate service, great skill, and a commitment to healthy living in order to improve your well-being and quality of life. Dr. Meyer’s office is dedicated to putting your dental health into a broader perspective. The office believes that the state of your smile plays an important role in how your entire body functions and how you feel about yourself. Dr. Diane Meyer leads the team in offering numerous treatments and services designed to not only treat your smile, but your overall mental, physical, and emotional state.

Since 2008, Holistic Dentistry Illinois has been proud to serve Downers Grove, Illinois, and the surrounding communities in the greater Chicago area. When you visit, you can expect a completely safe environment, powerful and innovative treatments, and a caring dentist that not only wants to treat decay, but discover why it is occurring in the first place.

It is important to visit our website at www.HolisticDentistIllinois.com for more information about Dr. Diane Meyer, the office of Holistic Dentistry Illinois, and valuable information pertaining to your health.

85: Flu Prevention with Nurse Marie From Maid Brigade
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85: Flu Prevention with Nurse Marie From Maid Brigade

It's cold and flu season so you need to talk precautions. That doesn't mean you need to turn to toxic cleaners and other chemicals to keep the flu virus out  of your home.

Listen to Nurse Marie as she shares some great tips on keeping your home clean and healthy. Also learn how Leslie joined Dr. Oz and had her DIY cleaning products put to the test - on National TV.

You can watch Leslie on the Dr. Oz Show here: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/30-days30-ideas-your-biggest-body-problems?video_id=4591983620001

 

84: Living an Organic Healthy Lifestyle w/ Nancy Addison
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 49:19
84: Living an Organic Healthy Lifestyle w/ Nancy Addison

Nancy Addison, CHC, AADP, is an inspirational health and nutrition speaker, #1 best selling author, radio show host and newspaper and magazine columnist.

  Nancy educates people about the healing benefits of an organic, plant-based diet, she also shares how this type of diet is one of the best ways to help protect and preserve our precious mother earth. Among many other things: Nancy is a certified in plant-based nutrition & sports nutrition, raw food chef, personal trainer and chef of health supportive cooking. This is her passion, as she makes healthy eating delicious!

          Nancy has appeared on Good Morning America, Good Morning Texas, Fox Good Day Morning Show, CBS, Texas Living and The Broadcast.

         Nancy’s best selling books are inspiring, as well as being endorsed by world-renowned doctors. Her publications include “How To Be a Healthy Vegetarian” (first and second edition - second edition was a best seller),  “Raising Healthy Children ( a number one best seller),” “Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Never Have To Be On A Diet Again!” and  “Alive and Cooking: An Easy Guide To Health For You and Your Parent”, which she co-authored with Maryann DeLeo.  

 

 Before becoming a professional speaker and health counselor, Nancy experienced a penicillin overdose at a young age that demanded numerous blood transfusion and bone marrow tests, leaving her with acute anemia. Craving sugar for energy, she came very close to becoming diabetic and gained 50 extra unhealthful pounds while pregnant. She began to research all she could on health, nutrition and self-healing. Nancy adjusted her stressful lifestyle and food choices.

Nancy now commits her practice to exposing and educating audiences and clients on the effects of toxins found in our daily environment and eating healthier to stay younger looking and have a more energetic, optimum lifestyle. Nancy is an expert in diabetes, heart disease and cancer diets.

Nancy walks her talk, living a balanced life: mind, body, and spirit. “I love working with people who have that ah-ha moment, realizing their health is their greatest asset. It’s exhilarating to assist my clients in developing wellness, balance, and harmony in all aspects of their lives.” Always enthusiastic about helping others achieve a vibrant, sustainable, healthful way of living, Nancy teaches healthful living, cooking, and raw food cuisine preparation, as well as organic gardening.

83: Clean Up Your Indoor Air
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 47:06
83: Clean Up Your Indoor Air

 

Kyle Knappenberger is the Director of Applications at EnviroKlenz of Fort Myers, FL. Kyle holds a Bachelors of Sciences degree in microbiology from Kansas State University. He earned his degree while researching and testing water purification techniques. For over a decade Kyle has been working on using safe technology for odor control and toxic chemical elimination. Kyle joined Timilon in 2013 when they acquired the technology behind EnviroKlenz®. He has been involved in several key product development programs related to indoor air quality and individuals dealing with multi chemical sensitivity. Kyle co-holds six patents related to the mitigation of chemical and biological contamination

 Things we talked about in our first segment:

  1. Chemicals around the home and chemical triggers for individuals dealing with MCS
  2. Steps and ways people can minimize chemical pollution and various triggers 

In our second segment we discussed:

  1. EnviroKlenz''s work with MCS individuals
  2. Kyle shares stories of what he has heard and experienced from MCS individuals 

In our last segment we talk about EnviroKlenz products and how they can make a difference in your home.  If you'd like to learn more about their products you can visit their web site at: www.EnviroKlenz.com

 

81: 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When You Are Hiring Someone To Clean Your Home
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81: 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When You Are Hiring Someone To Clean Your Home

Just one day after the US Department of Labor published updates to federal classifications clarifying its definitions of employees versus independent contractors, one key player in the new “gig economy” bows out. HomeJoy, a click-to-consume app-driven company that pairs house cleaning providers with consumers in need, conceded its bid to revolutionize the home services industry in a press release issued July 17th, saying the outfit will shutter operations effective July 31. The quick exit is seen by cleaning industry insiders as a harbinger of more backlash against companies that outsource home services to contract laborers. These companies sub-contract their work, usually to individuals, in an effort to control expenses and maximize shareholder earnings. The problem is, this model thrives at the expense of the worker and the consumer. A new infographic sponsored by national housecleaning service Maid Brigade illustrates the 5 biggest pitfalls a consumer faces when hiring a house cleaning company that sends independent contractors to do the work.

When Injury Occurs

HomeJoy and other companies using contract labor are able to avoid many large expenses required of companies with true employees on the payroll, most notably worker’s comp insurance. It is assumed that the contractor maintains his or her own policies however in reality many contract workers forego such a major expense, instead gambling against the odds of injury on the job. “In the unfortunate event that injury does occur, contract cleaning workers may seek (and get) medical reimbursement from the owners of the home they were cleaning when the injury took place,” warns Bart Puett, president of Maid Brigade.

Tax Liability

Homeowners may also be liable for Social Security, Medicare and unemployment taxes and penalties for the contract workers who do not make accurate and timely payments to the IRS each quarter themselves. Since the contract worker is not employed by the housecleaning company that dispatched them, the IRS may deem that the homeowner is the employer of that cleaner and therefore responsible for these taxes. The risk of finding a surprise tax bill in the mailbox is slim for most consumers who have cleaning help but the fees and penalties can be costly, not to mention the professional and social stigma that accompanies real or perceived tax evasion.

Don’t Get Taken to the Cleaners

Ernie Hartong, CEO of the Association for Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI), advises homeowners seeking help with house cleaning to do their homework. “Homeowners should do their due diligence before hiring a house cleaner or professional cleaning service. To avoid the pitfalls that can occur when someone is working in your home, ask to see a copy of the company’s business license and insurance policy before hiring,” cautions Hartong. “A professional company should gladly provide these to any consumer who asks.”

Maid Brigade is the only house cleaning service that is Green Clean Certified® with more than 400 franchise service areas in the United States and Canada. A leader in house cleaning since 1985, Maid Brigade is the green cleaning industry leader and has a longstanding legacy of providing quality customer service and consistent and thorough cleaning using the most advanced techniques and equipment. The company has also implemented a consumer advocacy program in response to reports from the Environmental Protection Agency linking chemicals in traditional cleaning products to a wide range of health risks. All Maid Brigade cleaning professionals are employees of the company not independent contractors. Maid Brigade is  member of ARCSI.

82: Cleaning Up Your Emotional Baggage
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82: Cleaning Up Your Emotional Baggage

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine.  

JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall wellbeing.

And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A favorite of journalists and the media for her depth of knowledge and vibrant personality, JJ, a contributing expert for Get Active Magazine, has also been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA.

J.J.'s book, Fit 2 Love is an intriguing combination of fitness expertise with matters of the heart from acclaimed celebrity fitness trainer JJ Flizanes. Through her own personal quest for love and case studies of other men and women who have successfully implemented her fitness for love program, the author supports her position that one must love and care for themselves before they can attract a reciprocating love. Fit 2 Love also includes a four-week plan that is an easy exercise, nutrition, and self-care process that will guide readers to transform the relationship they have with themselves, their body, and others.

J.J. is offering our listeners a free copy of her ebook. Just go to this link:

http://fit2love.tv/ebook/   You can also click on the book on the home page too http://fit2love.tv   There were also three TV shows we discussed with Lynne Forrest: http://fit2love.tv/2015/04/episode-134-are-you-a-victim-rescuer-or-persecutor/

 

80: "Do Beekeeping" with Orren Fox
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80: "Do Beekeeping" with Orren Fox

Do Beekeeping - The secret to happy honeybees Orren Fox

Honey. Drizzled over a slice of fresh bread… or eaten directly from the spoon… is one of life’s great pleasures. And with beehives springing up on urban rooftops, in next door’s back garden – even schemes for adopting bees or renting hives – becoming a honey producer seems… possible. So how easy is it and what’s involved?

By sharing the journey of 18-year-old beekeeper Orren Fox – who clearly remembers what it’s like to be a rookie – you’ll discover that keeping your own honeybees is easier than you think. Find out:

  • How and where to set up your hive
  • The tools and equipment you need to get started
  • The job of inspecting the hive
  • How and when to harvest your honey

With delicious honey-based recipes shared by talented and resourceful chefs and cooks, including Honey & Co., you’ll learn all about bees and their inspiring world of work and honey production. And may even be tempted to buy your first bee suit.

 

Links in this show:

Do Beekeeping by Orren Fox

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Call our 800 with your questions: 1-800-232-5089

 

Many Thanks to our Sponsors:

Maid Brigade

The Clean Team

 

 

78: Deadheading Your Plants w/ Clean Green Living's Cloud Conrad
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78: Deadheading Your Plants w/ Clean Green Living's Cloud Conrad

It may seem counter-intuitive, but to keep many annuals and perennials blooming all summer long, you have to cut off the blooms as they are waning or spent. It’s called dead-heading but it doesn’t require tie-dye T-shirts, illicit drugs or trippy music.  Many summer bloomers flourish with this technique so it’s something you should practice regularly.

Dead-heading is the act of removing spent blooms (and a portion of the supporting stem) periodically during the summer season. We do it to trick the plant into producing more blooms.

WHY IT WORKS: Like all life forms, a plant’s main objective in life is to procreate – to perpetuate the species.  Flower blooms precede seed maturation and dissemination. If a bloom is removed before the seed is ready to be released from the plant, the flower will believe it has not achieved its main objective and it will produce another bloom.

HOW IT WORKS:  Dead-heading is best done while weeding, this way you can be more time efficient in the garden.  As you are working through your garden pulling weeds, take a few extra moments to remove spent or waning blooms.  Simply removing the bloom will create that “Morticia Adams” effect, where the remaining flower stem seems beheaded. Instead, grab the bloom between your thumb and index finger, slide these fingers down the stem until you come to a junction where the larger stem branches off.  Snap, break or cut the stem just above this junction. In just a few days the plant will have produced a new shoot in that spot, or another bloom somewhere on the plant. Regular dead-heading promotes more profuse blooming, without added water or fertilizer.

Some summer flowering plants that benefit from dead-heading are petunias, canna lilies, roses (but use gloves and don’t slide your fingers down the stem), coreopsis, Shasta daisies, African daisies, Gerber daisies, Echinacea, geraniums and yes, even scarlet begonias.

For more information and to see the companion article go to www.cleangreenlivingmagazine.com

 

79: Back to School and Cleaner Air with David Frome
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2017-09-22 23:38:21 UTC 46:38
79: Back to School and Cleaner Air with David Frome

Back To School – Air Quality And Your Child’s Health

David Frome, Physical Therapist, Advanced Rolfer and Five Element Acupuncturist is the owner of The Frome Center For Physical Therapy, a holistic health center and The Air Cleaner Store.  He is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region.

David has made a career of helping people to recover from chronic and difficult environmental illness including multiple chemical sensitivities, ADHD, allergies and asthma.

It’s that time of year!  Children return to the home and spend more time indoors.  Parents take their kids shopping for clothes and school supplies.  As summer closes, our children return to school. How does this transition affect your child’s health?

Many children are unaffected, but for some, allergies and environmental sensitivities kick up.  That can mean an increase in respiratory problems including allergies and asthma.  It can also lead to emotional and learning problems, all due to poor indoor air quality.

Does your child have environmental illness?  Do the problems stem from the home, the stores or the classroom? How can you figure out what allergen or chemical is causing your child to be sick? What can you do to improve the air quality and improve your child’s health?

We move indoors into our homes as temperatures drop.

Does your child have an environmental health challenge?   What are the signs and symptoms?

The culprits at home, the mall and the classroom.

Cleaning products, formaldehyde in clothing, construction materials, new carpeting and mold.  Pollen, pet dander, dust mites.

 

What you can do about it.

What makes a good air cleaner?

Are ionic and ozone generating machines safe?

Why do you only offer Austin Air cleaners?

To Learn More:

https://www.facebook.com/FromePhysicalTherapy

https://fromept.com/blog/

Webinar Saturday, September 12 at noon

It’s that time of year! As your children head back to school, it’s important be keep an eye on their health. Does your child respond well to the indoor air quality at school? Environmental illness is a growing concern. Cleaning products, construction adhesives, paints, carpeting and molds can create a host of problems including allergies, asthma, behavioral problems, ADHD and depression. How do you know if your child has environmental illness? How can you learn what’s causing the problem? What can you do to improve the school environment and help your child thrive? Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/463859315?pwd=OKh0Z16LoRw%3D

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77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner
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77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner

The hot weather has arrived and BBQ’s are grilling great smelling foods all over, from beaches to ballparks to backyards.  I have to admit, I am one of those people that love to grill.  As soon as the weather gets warm, the grill gets fired up and our outdoor cooking season begins.  Cooking on the grill is a “win-win” situation for us.  Our kitchens stays clean and our food tastes great.

 

But have you ever wondered while enjoying your scrumptious food under the blazing sun, that there might be some dangers of eating food from the BBQ and whether or not the grills are being cleaned safely.

 

“Is there a connection between foods cooked on the grill and cancer?”  Yes.  When foods are cooked at a high temperature, or foods come in contact with the flames of the grill, certain carcinogenic compounds can form.  The compounds, called Heterocyclic Amines and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, are formed when food falls into the flame and causes smoke, or when fats are heated to high temperatures. That is why it is important to choose lean meat, fish, and poultry and low fat vegetables when grilling.  Remember to trim off the excess fat before cooking.

 

When it comes to marinating foods before grilling, there are certain ingredients used for marinating that may affect carcinogens.

 

Studies have shown in the past that using lemon juice and olive oil to marinate foods lessens the formation of cancer causing compounds by 99 percent while cooking.  Lemon juice and olive oil based marinates keep foods flavorful, tenderized, and moist.  Herbs like sage, thyme, oregano, mint rosemary and thyme work wonders in reducing Heterocyclic Amines.

 

As far as cooking vegetables on the BBQ, avoid overcooking them.  Overcooking breaks down the vitamins in the veggies.  Refrain from eating the burned veggies.

 

Another major factor in reducing carcinogens on the “barbi” is by making sure your grill is cleaned before and after cooking.  Not only does food taste better when it is cooked on a clean grill, but the burnt food parts that sometimes stick to the grill plates can cause free radical formation, which has been shown to cause tissue damage and premature aging.

 

Using a mixture of baking soda and warm, soapy water can clean the grill plates. 

 

Grill cleanings only need to be done once or twice a month, unless you use your grill daily.

76: Clean Green Living Magazine Hightlights
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76: Clean Green Living Magazine Hightlights

The summer edition of Clean Green Living Magazine has some great articles. In this show we interview the authors of two of those articles.  We get quick tips from speed cleaning expert, Debbie Sardone as she as she teaches us how to clean quickly, so you can spend quality time enjoying the nice weather. We also interview Jennifer Reichert who shows us how to make a simple DIY hair mask that leaves your hair silky smooth. 

You can see both articles at www.cleangreenlivingmagazine.com  Debbie Sardone is a nationally respected speed cleaning expert. She shares her tips and tricks on how to clean your home quickly.  These are unique ideas that help you can have a clean house and get you outside and enjoy the nice weather.

Jennifer tells us the story behind how she learned this simple trick to beautiful, shiny hair. By being observant and bold enough to ask and she ended up with this DIY hair mask for her hair.

We know you will enjoy this show and you can look forward to more interviews from other writers from this issue. This a the perfect way to hear directly from the authors that have contributed to the magazine.

 

75: Organic Gardening w/ Jackie Beyer
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75: Organic Gardening w/ Jackie Beyer

Learn simple organic tips and tricks from educator and podcaster, Jackie Beyer.  Jackie started the Organic Gardener Podcast to promote earth friendly gardening. She has learned a lot from the experts she's interviewed on her show. Now we can learn from her.   Jackie herself is an organic "flower farmer". She enjoys the flowers while her husband handles the acres of organic vegetables. Living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains gives Jackie some interesting weather patterns and some watering problems. Since they have drilled a new well, watering time is cut down 60%.   Jackie shared her recipe for Squash Flower Recipe: Pick fresh squash/zuccini/pumpkin flowers. You need to be gentil. Wash them and dry softly with a paper towel. Make a flour and water batter that is kink of runny, about the consistency of pancake batter - but just a touch thinner.  Start with a 1/2 cup of flour and slowly add water. Dip the flowers in the batter and saute in olive oil until they are crisp. Lay them on a paper towel until they are cool enough to eat. Enjoy right away.     Jackie also shared her favorite gardening book - The Flower Farmer, An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers by Lynn Byczynski  You can find the book at this link. The Flower Farmer Book   Jackie has a secret recipe to repell spiders from her home. Just mix peppermint essential oil or extract for cooking in a spray bottle with water and spray window screens, cracks and door jambs.   Jackie can be reached at organicgardenerpodcast@gmail.com and her web site is www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

74: Organizing Mindfully with Mark Dillon
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74: Organizing Mindfully with Mark Dillon

Mark Dillon is the founder and podcast host of Organize Mindfully. Mark has always enjoyed organization and putting things in order. For the past decade he has been the facilities manager for the largest and oldest mindfulness meditation retreat centers in the west.

In this show we talk about bringing focus to everything we do including clean and organizing. Mark is in the process of writing a book - Organize Mindfully - 7 Steps to Create and Maintain Order in Your Life, and we talk about three of these steps.

We also discuss how to approach an organizing project. Keeping yourself mindful of your objective can help you achieve your organizing goals.  Mark uses the example of organizing a bookcase and how you should keep yourself in the moment so you can really organize the bookcase the way you need it to work best for you.

We also discuss some tips on reusing, recycling and repurposing for a greener organizing experience.

Things we discuss in this show:

Organize Mindfully - the website: http://organizemindfully.com

The Container Store:  http://thecontainerstore.com

Freecycle: http://freecycle.com

73: Repelling Pests the Natural Way
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73: Repelling Pests the Natural Way

Everyone likes to kill any pests or insects they encounter, but today we thought we would tell you ways to repel the insects, so you don't even have to deal with them.  We talk about some common myths and we tell you what really works.

72: The Best Vacuum For YOU!
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72: The Best Vacuum For YOU!

How do you purchase the right vacuum for your home. There are some questions you need to answer before you start looking. Some questions are about your personality and some are about the type of home you have. Once you have the answer to these questions you can start looking for a good vacuum. A […]

71: Founder of BostonEco, Janet Morgenstern Passani, shares her visions for a sustainable community
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71: Founder of BostonEco, Janet Morgenstern Passani, shares her visions for a sustainable community

Janet Morgenstern Passani is a brand marketing expert specializing in launching and growing healthy, natural lifestyle products and services. She owns her own company called Jute Marketing. As a strategic marketer with a creative twist, she has led marketing departments and worked with major U.S. and international companies including Stride Rite footwear, Smartfood popcorn (which […]

70: Eating Well with Marye Audet of Restless Chipotle
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70: Eating Well with Marye Audet of Restless Chipotle

Eating Well With Marye Audet from Restless Chipotle Today we are talking about “eating well” with Marye Audet who is from North Texas and loves to share scratch recipes from her vintage cookbook collection and family recipes on her blog, Restless Chipotle. She is a mom of eight and “gramma” to three. She is a […]

69: Chiropractic Care With Jessica Roan
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69: Chiropractic Care With Jessica Roan

Looking for ways to relieve inflammation and other inflammation related issues in your body? Chiropractic manipulation may be the answer. Join Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner, the consumer health advocate for Maid Brigade, as they interview Jessica Roan from Chiropractic Health Center of Whitinsville Ma. Jessica works to help people with “whole body” treatments. Learn […]

68: Essential Oils – For Home, Health & More
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68: Essential Oils – For Home, Health & More

What are essential oils, what are their properties and how do you use them around your home? Essential oils have healing, protecting disinfecting properties that we all should know more about. Join Leslie and Marie as they interview Lisa Reed; owner of The Natural Momma and essential oil wellness advocate that travels the country teaching […]

67: The Santa Cruz Challenge w/ Le Ta Jussila
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67: The Santa Cruz Challenge w/ Le Ta Jussila

Leslie and Marie interview the co-founder of The Santa Cruz Challenge, LeTa Jussila, who’s vision is  Restoring Connection, Community and Inspiration through Leadership: A 12-week integrative and holistic health and fitness experience that changes lives. It is the mission of the Santa Cruz Challenge to promote health and sustainability of individuals through education and empowerment that: […]

65: Be More With Less w/ Courtney Carver
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65: Be More With Less w/ Courtney Carver

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing in your closet? Or how about giving up a huge home to move into 750 sq. ft. of living space? Courtney Carver, the owner of Be More With Less has done this and more. Her story will motivate and inspire you to get rid of “stuff” […]

66: Healthy Nail Salons – Three Steps To Safety
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66: Healthy Nail Salons – Three Steps To Safety

David Frome is a Physical Therapist, Acupuncturist and owner of The Air Cleaner Store. .  He has published articles on air quality issues in nail salons and holds this issue close to his heart. He believes that clean air is a right and not a privilege and that indoor air quality issues are everyone’s concern […]

64: Spring Speed Cleaning With Debbie Sardone
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64: Spring Speed Cleaning With Debbie Sardone

Spring Cleaning has to be done, but no one is really excited to spend hours and maybe even days cleaning ceiling and walls.  In this show we are joined by the SPEED CLEANING expert, Debbie Sardone who talks about tips, techniques and tools to make your spring cleaning fast and easy!  Remember, you can call […]

63: Ask The Cleaning Coach ALL Your Cleaning Questions!
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63: Ask The Cleaning Coach ALL Your Cleaning Questions!

One of our favorite shows! Listen to the questions from our listeners and friends. From the UK to Alaska, we answer questions about rust on radiators to no-wax floors turning yellow. You can ask us your cleaning questions anytime at 1-800-232-5089. You can leave a voice mail recording and we will play the question on […]

62: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie
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62: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie

This week on Clean Green Talk Radio we answer your questions about taking the toxins out of your cleaning, does hydrogen peroxide really work and why and also tips on watching out for air borne pesticides in your neighborhood. If you would like to ask Leslie, the cleaning coach or Nurse Marie a question you […]

61: How to become a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”
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61: How to become a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”

Join Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner (Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate) as they talk with Rachel Meltzer Warren about becoming a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”. Rachel is a NYC-area based nutrition writer, educator and counselor. She is the author of the book, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian and, it’s accompanying blog www.smartgirlveg.com. Listen as […]

60: Real Food with Nina Planck
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60: Real Food with Nina Planck

  Listen in as we interview the author of Real Food, Nina Planck. She shares some great insights on shopping and preparing real food.  You will enjoy her interview and some of the recipes from her new cookbook: The Real Food Cookbook.  You may also want to take a look at her book; Real Food […]

59:Get Lean and Spring Clean
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59:Get Lean and Spring Clean

 Get A Firm Tush, Toned Arms, & Flat Abs While You Purge, Clean, & Organize! We don’t always have the luxury to get to the gym, let alone the time to workout. That said, we all have 30 seconds here and there! In fact, you would be amazed by how effective 30 seconds throughout your […]

58: Maggie Saska from Rodale Institute Helps “newbie gardeners”
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58: Maggie Saska from Rodale Institute Helps “newbie gardeners”

Today we are joined by Maggie Saska, Plant Production Specialist at Rodale Institute.  .  Saska is responsible for growing the flowers, vegetables and herb annuals for the Institute’s store sales, demo gardens and chefs’ and caterers’ plots. She is going to give us some tips on how to get a good start on our garden […]

57: Real Health – Real Life
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57: Real Health – Real Life

Jillian Lambert is passionate about lifting, educating and empowering people.  What sets Jillian apart from others in the wellness field is not only her unique education, background and experience, but also her openness and down-to-earth realness. Jillian is the author of wellness book, “Real Health Real Life,” and stretch/relaxation video/DVD “Real Serenity.”  She holds a M.S. in […]

56: David Frome Talks About Dealing With Environmental Illness
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56: David Frome Talks About Dealing With Environmental Illness

David Frome, Physical Therapist, Advanced Rolfer and Five Element Acupuncturist is the owner of The Frome Center For Physical Therapy, a holistic health center and The Air Cleaner Store.  He is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region. David has made a career of helping people to recover from […]

55: The Food Babe Way – With Vani Hari
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55: The Food Babe Way – With Vani Hari

  Did you know that your fast food fries contain a chemical used in Silly Putty? Or that a juicy peach sprayed heavily with pesticides could be triggering your body to store fat? When we go to the supermarket, we trust that all our groceries are safe to eat. But much of what we’re putting […]

54: Learning How To “Speed Clean” Your Home
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54: Learning How To “Speed Clean” Your Home

When you are cleaning, it is best to avoid unnecessary tasks, and in turn, save yourself some time. We have a few things that will save you time and energy when tackling your cleaning tasks. 1. If it isn’t dirty, don’t clean it. This rule isn’t as dumb as it sounds. You’d be amazed at the […]

53: Getting Down to Business with Sarah from Organizing Boston
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53: Getting Down to Business with Sarah from Organizing Boston

Sarah Buckwalter has been a Professional Organizer for over 15 years. In 2000, she founded Organizing Boston, which has grown into the largest professional organizing business in New England and was the 2014 winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer. Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. […]

52: Clean Green Talk – Laurie B Cleans Out The Closet!
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52: Clean Green Talk – Laurie B Cleans Out The Closet!

Join us as we talk with Laurie B Style – and learn  about a “Closet Cleanse” The Closet Cleanse It’s time to remove the old and make space for the fresh and new!We will get rid of those items that don’t fit, are faded, or just weighing you down, while also creating a personal shopping […]

51: Help the Planet…Go Paperless
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51: Help the Planet…Go Paperless

Professional organizers love to reduce clutter. A great way to help the environment and have an organized home office is to go paperless. When I look at all the paper in my home and office the task of going paperless seems daunting, even to a professional organizer like myself! I tackle this task as I do all […]

50: Dr Patricia Bragg on Clean Green Talk
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50: Dr Patricia Bragg on Clean Green Talk

Patricia is a 100% dedicated health crusader with a passion like her father, Paul C. Bragg, world renowned health authority. Patricia has won international fame on her own in this field. She conducts Health and Fitness Seminars for Women’s, Men’s, Youth and Church Groups throughout the world . . . and promotes Bragg “How-To, Self-Health” […]

49: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie
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49: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie

Leslie and Marie answers all your questions. From flu shots to the benefits of vinegar. Listen in to learn more about living greener and cleaner. Listen to more of Clean Green Talk Radio at http://bit.ly/1zvmRFL  If you have questions please visit Leslie on Facebook and follow her on Pinterest and Instagram

48: Lisa-Ann (L.A.) Marchesi President and CEO of Bella D’ Oliva
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48: Lisa-Ann (L.A.) Marchesi President and CEO of Bella D’ Oliva

The tag line “From the heart for the heart” was inspired by cancer and heart disease that struck her family and continues to this day. Lisa-Ann’s grandmother, Anna, lived with her growing up on Long Island, New York. Some of their Sicilian family traditions were Sunday Sauce and Sinatra on A.M Oldies Radio. Back in […]

47: Cleaning For A Reason – Debbie Sardone
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47: Cleaning For A Reason – Debbie Sardone

Debbie Sardone is a popular speaker, writer, and business consultant. She has launched five successful businesses over the past 35 years. Described as a “serial entrepreneur” she owns SpeedCleaning.com where you’ll find high end cleaning tools and equipment as well as nontoxic cleaning products. Debbie is also the founder of the national nonprofit, Cleaning For […]

46: Tips from cLean Mamma, Carolyn Barnes
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46: Tips from cLean Mamma, Carolyn Barnes

Guest post by Carolyn Barnes “How can we avoid gaining weight during the holidays?” Before I answer that question, let me ask another, “Do we all just repeat the same pattern year after year, yet expect different results?The key to surviving Holiday challenges is by getting real with our selves, acknowledging Holiday triggers and by anchoring […]

45: Ask The Cleaning Coach
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45: Ask The Cleaning Coach

Marie and I are doing a new segment on the radio show this week called: Ask The Cleaning Coach. I love answering all your questions about living cleaner and greener at home. While I was doing a talk at the Congregational Church of Needham yesterday, I had some great questions and I thought I’d share […]

44: The SuperNatural Mom – The 5 Things That Will Make You Old – Before Your Time
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44: The SuperNatural Mom – The 5 Things That Will Make You Old – Before Your Time

The chemicals that we’re exposed to, on a daily basis, inside our homes, are linked to every health condition that our population is struggling with:Diabetes. Excess Weight. Fatigue. Allergies. Asthma. Autism. Infertility. Thyroid Disorders. Cancers. Eczema. And Heart Disease. We talk about the 5 things in our home (in the products we use everyday) that […]

30: Project Laundry List On Clean Green Talk April 15
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30: Project Laundry List On Clean Green Talk April 15

Join us this week as we interview the founder of the organization, Alexander Lee. Project Laundry List was founded in 1995 when Dr. Helen Caldicott gave a speech at a Middlebury College symposium in which she said, “If we all did things like hang out our clothes, we could shut down the nuclear industry.” In […]

29: The Science of Green Cleaning
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29: The Science of Green Cleaning

Greening your cleaning is two fold. It’s getting back to basics as well as using science to clean. Once you know what the basic ingredients do – you are able to become a scientist and mix up your own cleaners. I have a background in chemistry, yet I don’t really need all that information to […]

28: Hope For The Honey Bee
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28: Hope For The Honey Bee

Does the current honeybee (Apis Mellifera) Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) cause you to experience sleepless nights filled with fear and worry? Do you wonder what will happen when all the bees are gone? Put those powerful thoughts and concerns into motion with a practical action plan. Join us on March 25 on Clean Green Talk […]

27: SLOBS TV – Behind The Scenes
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27: SLOBS TV – Behind The Scenes

  Do you know a SLOB? Or maybe YOU are the slob! I believe we each have a little slob inside of us. Today on Clean Green Talk we share what it was like filming of our TV pilot – SLOBS. Joining us are Dana Ravich, our slobs sister,  and also our professional organizer, Stasia Steele […]

26: Cleaning Strategy For Busy Moms
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26: Cleaning Strategy For Busy Moms

Here is a question we addressed on this show - “I work 1 full time & 1 part time job so I don’t have a lot of time to spend cleaning. I normally clean all day on my day off – I’d like to be able to space things out a little better so I […]

25: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on Clean Green Talk
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25: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on Clean Green Talk

“We are all just 5 decisions away from a life changing reality. It goes both ways, you could be 5 decisions away from sh*tting in a bucket or 5 decisions away from becoming a millionaire. I’ve seen both.” – See more at: http://5decisionsaway.com/#sthash.Fp1Bt6d4.dpuf Listen in as we interview Matt Paxton from A&E’s Hoarders. We will be […]

24: How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Party Clean Green Talk
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24: How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Party Clean Green Talk

  Our generation is not only more electronically savvy, it is also eco-friendly and green. We are away that our lifestyle affects the planet and we need to preserve resources for the next generation. A green event is planned in and environmental manner by reducing water and energy usage.  To learn more about “green entertaining” listen […]

23: Causes – Symptoms – Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality
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23: Causes – Symptoms – Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality

  The EPA says that our indoor air can be up to 100 more polluted that the air out side. Find out what causes poor indoor air, the symptoms you should be looking for and simple solutions to make your air cleaner. We are joined by The House Doctor, Tony Pomales, http://www.housedoctorpomales.com. who gives us great […]

22: Maid Brigade Franchise Owner, Annie Bobbit Joins Clean Green Talk
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22: Maid Brigade Franchise Owner, Annie Bobbit Joins Clean Green Talk

We were very fortunate to have Annie Bobbit from Maid Brigade of Northern Conn. on the Clean Green Talk with us today. She talked about her commitment to green cleaning for the health of her clients and her employees. She is also working on our SLOBS TV show! Her team will be helping clean up […]

21: Ellen Briggs, Host of Family Food Experts, joins Leslie on Clean Green Talk
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21: Ellen Briggs, Host of Family Food Experts, joins Leslie on Clean Green Talk

Ellen Briggs, Founder of Family Food Experts, President, Food Consultant, Author, has spent most of her career in sales and marketing in the media, advertising, and natural foods industries. She began her Better Food Choices education as a child. Her mother refused to succumb to the original Wonder Bread and T.V. Dinner trends. Organic gardens were […]

20: Going Nuts With Your Laundry!
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20: Going Nuts With Your Laundry!

Kim Mendes shares her story of founding her own company, Yore’ganics. You will find Kim’s journey through personal pain to business owner very interesting.  After Kim found that alternative medicine was able to help her personal struggle with pain, she turned to natural alternatives in her home. This led her to become an advocate for herself […]

18: It’s Time To Sort & Toss
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18: It’s Time To Sort & Toss

Join Leslie Reichert, the host of Clean Green Talk Radio as she interviews Christine Salberg from Sort & Toss. Making New Year’s resolutions is common this time of year and they often revolve around self help and self improvement. Why not adapt those new year’s resolutions to your home? Think of the peace of mind […]

17: 20 Day Count Down to a Clean – Green Christmas
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17: 20 Day Count Down to a Clean – Green Christmas

Getting ready for a Holiday event does not need to be stressful, it just takes a little extra planning. Here is a 20-day plan for cleaning the three most frequently used rooms during a party or dinner. Just plan to do one thing a day and your home will be perfect for your special occasion. […]

16: Meet Audra Conklin, Founder of Audra’s Products
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16: Meet Audra Conklin, Founder of Audra’s Products

Meet Audra Conklin, founder and owner of Audra’s line of green cleaning products. Audra has combined a communications degree with a license in holistic spa therapies to become a knowledgeable and passionate speaker in the “anti-chemical” movement. After a friend asked her if cleaning chemicals were possibly causing headaches, breathing problems and eye irritations after a […]

15: How to “Fake Clean” Your Home For The Holidays!
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15: How to “Fake Clean” Your Home For The Holidays!

Okay, you only have two days left and you have to work and need to go to the grocery store. Stop adding stress to your holidays. Marie Stegner and I are going to teach you how to “fake clean” your home so your guests don’t think you’re a slob! Actually these are all things I’ve […]

14: cLean Living with Carolyn Barnes – The cLean Momma
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14: cLean Living with Carolyn Barnes – The cLean Momma

Carolyn Barnes is known nationally as the cLean Momma although in our interview admits her kids call her a “messy momma”. Carolyn has combined two things most of us hate to do: cleaning and exercising. We spent an hour talking to her about her system of clean living and TASKERCIZING. Carolyn has been on the […]

13: What’s It Like In The Shark Tank?
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13: What’s It Like In The Shark Tank?

          Listen as we interview the the Mad Skilled Scientist, Kevin Tibbs, from Better Life. Kevin and his  partner, Tim Barklage got a super deal on the TV show – Shark Tank. They actually had the Sharks fighting over them! Marie and I  interviewed Kevin live on Clean Green Talk and heard […]

12: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on A&E Talks About What Hoarding Is Really About
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12: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on A&E Talks About What Hoarding Is Really About

Is hoarding really that bad? We talked with Matt Paxton, from A&E’s The Hoarders who gave us “the rest of the story”.  Matt is helping people cope with deep seeded problems – not just cleaning out attics and basements. Learn how Matt got started and how he’s become an extremely successful entrepreneur. Marie and I […]

11: In Honor Of Those With Cancer Who Have Won The Fight
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:01
11: In Honor Of Those With Cancer Who Have Won The Fight

This is a very special edition of Clean Green Talk Radio where we celebrate those who have won the fight! We have with us three survivors of cancer and they tell us their stories and give us their best advice. We’d also like to thank Maid Brigade for their continued support and commitment to green […]

10: What Is The Perfect Vacuum For YOU?
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 51:01
10: What Is The Perfect Vacuum For YOU?

I recently wrote a blog article for Kmart and we had so much positive response I decided to have an entire show on how to find the right vacuum cleaner for YOUR home. Going to be looking for a new one soon? You need to listen to this show…. If you don’t have time to […]

9: Scary Halloween Stains Tackled on Clean Green Talk Radio
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:32
9: Scary Halloween Stains Tackled on Clean Green Talk Radio

Halloween can be a big stain holiday!  We talk about how to remove everything from chocolate to red wine. And you just need a few simple things to remove them. You’ll need an ice cube, white wine, rubbing alcohol and a few other simple ingredients. Listen in and find out how to have a very […]

8: Fall Cleaning – Do It Like A Pro!
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:01
8: Fall Cleaning – Do It Like A Pro!

People don’t really think fall cleaning is important, but I feel it’s something you should do before you close up your house for the cold weather. Once the temperatures drop, your house could be sealed for up to six months. And since you’ve had the windows and doors open all summer I think your house […]

7: How Clean Are Hospitals REALLY?
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:01
7: How Clean Are Hospitals REALLY?

Our radio show today starts off with the Clean Question of the Week which is: How often do you wash your bed linens?  You can always join in and give us your answers on facebook at www.facebook.com/greencleaningcoach.   Today the answers were split 50:50 between the men and the ladies. Men have NO clue that […]

6: Cleaning Up Your Back Yard
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 51:31
6: Cleaning Up Your Back Yard

Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and I take a walk around our back yards and talk about the great ways to green clean everything from tile grout around the pool (that’s at Marie’s house) to cleaning dirty athletic shoes! Some of the products we talk about are Rockin’ Green Laundry Soap, which is […]

5: Dr. Rapp Discusses Indoor Air Quality And Allergies
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 51:03
5: Dr. Rapp Discusses Indoor Air Quality And Allergies

Dr. Rapp is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. She is also a homeopath. She served as Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until January 1996. She practiced traditional allergy medicine for 18 years. After learning about environmental medicine in 1975, Dr. Rapp began […]

4: Natural Way To Repel Pests With Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner from Maid Brigade
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:01
4: Natural Way To Repel Pests With Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner from Maid Brigade

  Today on Clean Green Talk, Marie Stegner and I talked about natural ways to repel pests such as mice, ticks, fleas and many more. This pod cast has numerous ways to repel these pests naturally. We also got a call from Ashley who was looking for an “all-purpose” repellent. Marie advises white rocks to […]

3: Great Tips For Moving with Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate From Maid Brigade
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:01
3: Great Tips For Moving with Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate From Maid Brigade

Marie Stegner joined Leslie Reichert on Clean Green Talk Radio. Listen in for even more tips and ideas to make your move easier. Moving can be one of the most stressful things in your life, and not being prepared for it can make it even worse.  Leaving things for the last minute can sometimes be a […]

2: How Clean Is The Air In Your Home? Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:32
2: How Clean Is The Air In Your Home? Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.

By Rebekah Armentrout Believe it or not, there are chemicals in the air we breathe at home that can be harmful to our health. I’d like to take you through a typical home and list some areas where these chemicals are coming from as well as precautions we can take to reduce our exposure. VOCs […]

1: Interview with Kim Webb, CEO and Laundry Guru Rockin’ Green Soap
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 50:01
1: Interview with Kim Webb, CEO and Laundry Guru Rockin’ Green Soap

000: Interview with Marie Stegner, Consumer Advocate for Maid Brigade
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2017-09-22 23:38:22 UTC 47:01
000: Interview with Marie Stegner, Consumer Advocate for Maid Brigade

159: How To Care For Linens
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159: How To Care For Linens

October marks the start of the entertaining season. Nothing makes entertaining easier than having all your tablecloths, table runners and cloth napkins cleaned and ready for use.  Knowing how to clean table linens and store them correctly is the key.

Washing

Start by knowing exactly what material your table linens are. Fifty years ago you could assume your tablecloth was either linen or cotton but today a variety of other materials are used. Check to see if there is a care label anywhere on the tablecloth and follow it exactly. If there are no care instructions, then just place it in cool water and hand wash it with a gentle old fashioned laundry soap. Rinse it thoroughly and do not use a fabric softener, as it will discolor the fabric in storage.  Let it hang dry and press with a cool iron.

Stain removal

Knowledge is power when trying to remove a stain. There are three major stains that occur on a tablecloth or cloth napkins. The first is red wine. Wine tends to drip down the edge of the bottle or glass and leave a ring on the tablecloth. This stain can easily be removed with hydrogen peroxide. Treat the stain as soon as possible. You can even dab the area with the hydrogen peroxide while it’s still on your table. The hydrogen peroxide will start to work and fade the stain. Place the tablecloth in a cool soaking bucket and add more hydrogen peroxide onto the stained area. Leave it overnight. Spot wash the area with a gentle laundry soap and keep working at the stain until it disappears. Place the tablecloth in the washer with a gentle laundry soap on a cool water setting. Use a permanent press setting if it’s available. After the rinse cycle, remove the tablecloth and let it air dry. If the stain persists, repeat the entire process. Patience will win when tackling a red wine stain.

Another typical stain on a tablecloth is greasy oil. The stain is tricky and needs to be addressed before you put the tablecloth in the wash. Pre-treat the oily spot with rubbing alcohol. Let it sit for 15 minutes then go over the spot with a pure bar soap. Do not use a colored deodorant soap for this job.  The rubbing alcohol will break down the oil and the soap will surround it and pull it out when you rinse the fabric.  Place the treated tablecloth into the washer and wash on a cool water setting. Let the tablecloth air dry and check the spots. As long as the tablecloth does not go in the dryer you can continue to treat the spots until they have disappeared.

The third spot that occurs on cloth napkins is lipstick.  Lipstick should be treated like the oil stains above but before and during your treatment you want to dab the area with a clean white cloth so as not to spread the lipstick into the surrounding area. Start by dabbing the stain with the cloth treated with rubbing alcohol. Continue to dab it until you don’t see any of the color coming out of the fabric. Then pour the alcohol on the spot and let it sit for 15 minutes. The alcohol will break down the oil. Before rubbing the bar of soap over the stain, dab the area again to see if there’s any more color coming from the fabric. If you get more lipstick on the clean white cloth, repeat treating the area with the rubbing alcohol. Once the white cloth is no longer pulling color from the cloth you can proceed by rubbing the bar soap of the area and putting the napkin into the washer.  Make sure to check that the stain is totally gone before putting the napkin in the dryer.

Overall yellowing

If you have an heirloom tablecloth that is starting to yellow or fade, add some oxygen bleach to the wash cycle to brighten the colors and remove the dingy look.  Remember to avoid fabric softeners in the rinse cycle as they can affect the coloring of the tablecloth.

Ironing

It’s much easier to iron a damp tablecloth is much easier than a dry one. Plus, it gives your tablecloth a nice crisp look. Remove the tablecloth from the rinse cycle and let it air dry until it’s just damp. If any areas get too dry, spritz them with plain tap water in a spray bottle. If you’re feeling nostalgic, they still make the laundry sprinkler head you can place in a glass bottle.

  • Check your iron’s plate and make sure it’s clean and free from burn marks. There are commercial cleaning products you can use or try toothpaste. Wipe it completely clean before you start your ironing.
  • Check the steam mechanism as well. You can avoid mineral spots by using distilled water. Test the steam system on an old t-shirt or rag before starting to iron your tablecloth.
  • Start ironing on the wrong side of the tablecloth first. Once that side is completely finished, turn the tablecloth over and iron the front side. Avoid starches if possible as they can leave a film on the iron and the fabric. If you must use them, spray the area you are ironing with a light mist. More is not better in this case.
  • The iron should be on a medium setting to start. If the wrinkles aren’t being totally ironed out, you can slowly turn up the heat of the iron. Do this in small steps so that you don’t damage the tablecloth with too much heat.
  • Leave the ironed tablecloth out until it’s completely cooled down. You want to fold it so that it will fit on a padded hanger. Then cover it with a dark garbage bag that is open on the bottom and hang it in a cool, dry closet. The dark bag will protect it from light damage.

Storage

Hang your tablecloths on a padded hanger and store them in a clean, dry closet. Avoid hanging them in a basement or attic as they will tend to absorb the smells from those areas. It’s easiest if you store them in the room where they will be used. Then you don’t have to search the entire house when you need them.

Cloth napkins and placemats should be stored in a drawer and wrapped in a light paper. This will keep them clean, fresh and free from dust.

Table runners should also be hung on a padded hanger. You can wrap them in a plastic dry cleaning bag or a trash bag to keep it free from dust.  Don’t seal the bag at the bottom. You want air to be able to flow around it.

A great way to store heirloom linens, as well as napkins and place mats, is to use a cardboard wrapping paper tube. Wrap the linens around the tube and store them in an airtight plastic container. Wrapping them around the tube will prevent wrinkles and fold marks. You can use a soft piece of ribbon or a rubber band to hold them in place.

It’s so nice to be able to share a holiday meal with family and friends. And with beautifully clean, fresh table linens, the meal will seem even more special.

158: Invisible Fitness Formula with JJ Flizanes
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158: Invisible Fitness Formula with JJ Flizanes

So many of the exercise, diet, and weight loss programs out there focus on the exterior, or the visible: how many pounds you've shed or how many inches you've lost.

But they fail to address the invisible.

First of all, they don't address what's going on inside your body: the changes in your hormone levels, metabolism, muscle mass, and bone density as you age—all of which affect your appearance.

Secondly, they don't address this critical topic: your relationship with yourself. This relationship is one of the inner causes of weight gain—the emotional or spiritual issues that cause you to struggle with your weight and health.

You're not a bank account—you're a chemistry lab. That's why it's time to start over.

It's time to give yourself a clean slate.

Listen to JJ share three of the five secrets she lists in her book, Invisible Fitness Formula - The 5 secrets to release weight and end body shame. Once you listen to this interview you'll definitely want to go out and purchase the book.

You can take JJ's 10 question quiz, to learn what's blocking you. Click here to take the quiz.

Want to skip the quiz and go directly to the book? You can purchase it on Amazon here.

You can work with JJ Flizanes personally as well. Contact her at this link. Or you may want to join her and other experts at her Invisible Fitness Formula Transformation event. Learn more here.  

157: Do You Know What's In The Makeup You're Using?
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157: Do You Know What's In The Makeup You're Using?

 

Have you heard of Limelight, by the Alcone Company? It's one of the oldest cosmetic companies in the country. Alcone started in 1952 as a pharmacy that also sold cosmetics and false eyelashes to Broadway showgirls and starlets.

"Our philosophy then is still the same today... find the best makeup products from around the world and offer them at affordable prices so everyone (not just the rich and fabulous) will benefit. Just one look at our consumer data lets you know we still follow that philosophy today... everyday housewives listed alongside famous actresses, models, tv personalities, and socialites!"

They are serious about customer satisfaction and offer exceptional, hard-to-find products at great prices! They decided to let their customers become their sales reps. Professional makeup artists now can make a career out of not only doing makeup but selling the products they love.

Tarah has a unique niche. She has a medical background and as a consultant can help people learn about the ingredient  She's a PA (physician's assistant) and very passionate about educating her clients.  I love watching her on her weekly Facebook live where she picks an ingredient and teaches her students about why we should be looking out for it. You can join her here: https://www.facebook.com/tarahhirscheyloveslimelight

Listen to this interview and learn how Tarah is helping others by researching ingredients and recommending alternatives. Her "go to" research tool is none other than the database on EWG.org. You can do your own research there as well, by going to this link and plugging in your makeup or skincare product. You may be amazed at the grade they give it.

Listen and learn more.

This podcast is sponsored by  

156: The Science Behind Laundry Detergent And Soap
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156: The Science Behind Laundry Detergent And Soap

Meliora Cleaning Products is on a mission to provide families with the information and products they need to have a clean, comfortable home without exposure to toxic and environmentally damaging chemicals.

“What do you mean, Proctor & Gamble agrees to reduce the amount of cancer-causing chemicals?"

That was founder Kate’s reaction when reading about the 2012 reformulation of Tide Free and Clear, a product marketed to parents as "free of harmful chemicals." 

She quickly learned that a chemical titled “1,4 dioxane,” previously found in Tide Free and Clear, is also a classified as a cancer-causing contaminant. This was disturbing in itself, but as Kate dug deeper, she was shocked to find out the 1,4 dioxane is present in many conventional laundry detergents - even those without dyes and fragrances.

Aided with a background in materials and environmental engineering, Kate navigated complicated cleaning product disclosure laws and massive ingredient lists to simply find out what people are using in their everyday lives.  Her conclusion? You should be able to know what's in the products you're using... and not need an advanced degree to understand them.

Propelled into action, Kate began formulating her own laundry detergent and cleaning products based on simpler ingredients, ones that anybody would recognize as familiar, like… vegetable soap or baking soda. Knowing that socially-focused businesses can create huge change in the market, she founded Meliora K, LLC in 2013 to illustrate that a cleaning company doesn’t need to rely on secret formulas and mysterious chemicals. In 2016 the name was updated to Meliora Cleaning Products. 

Sharing full ingredient lists in the cleaning products industry places Meliora Cleaning Products among the top responsible companies. Sharing the full recipes means the business goes beyond best practice to prioritize human and environmental health over the traditional profit model in the cleaning product industry, a distinction that has earned the company accolades including first place in the 2013 Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition. in 2015 the company formalized these practices and had them audited by a third party, becoming a Certified B Corporation.  

These are some of the questions we asked Kate:

Melly-orrah? Mell-yourah? How do you say that name?

Meliora is a Latin word that means "better" that's pronounced "meh-lee-OR-ah." You might recognize it as part of the English word "ameliorate", which means "to make better."

Picking Meliora Cleaning Products as our name shows that we want to do things better, both compared to the status quo and also striving to make ourselves better each day. 

Are your products vegan?

Yes! We don’t use any animal-derived ingredients. If you follow our recipes on your own, be sure to use our Soap Flakes or vegetable-based soap to make your own flakes. Many soaps contain tallow (often listed as sodium tallowate).

Do you use animal testing?

Goodness, no. We stick to ingredients we understand and we test our products ourselves. As of April 17, 2017, our products are Certified Cruelty-Free by the Leaping Bunny Program. Yay!

Are your products Organic?

All the oils in our All-Purpose Home Cleaner, Soap Sticks, and Bath & Body Bars are USDA Certified Organic oil. However, we have not gone through the process of getting the USDA Organic seal on our products. If you'd like to see the certifications from our suppliers, please reach out and we'll share them with you.

Technically, our Laundry Powder CANNOT be USDA Organic. The mineral content (washing soda and baking soda) is too high for the Laundry Powder to qualify as an "agricultural product." You can read all about the details on labeling here.

We do, however, select only ingredients that work and are people- and planet-friendly. That's why we're so proud of our MADE SAFE Certification, as well as our 4.0 from the Environmental Working Group where all our ingredients got an A on their Guide to Healthy Cleaning.

Can I use this in my HE washer?

Yes! The laundry soap is low-sudsing, so it works well in HE machines.  You only need 1/2 scoop - or 1/2 Tablespoon - per load in a HE machine. Less water means letter Laundry Powder.

Toss the Laundry Powder directly in with the clothes. Skip the dispensing drawer - trust us, it'll dissolve just fine.

Do your products contain preservatives?

Short answer: Nope.

Long answer: Still no. A preservative is "a substance added to a product to destroy or inhibit multiplication of microorganisms." These microorganisms commonly pop up in products which have water as a primary ingredient (liquids, gels, etc.). As all of our products are solids or powders, we do not need to add a preservative to keep them shelf-stable. Yay! While you may notice occasional clumping of our Laundry Powder in really humid environments, this does not affect the effectiveness one bit. Simply break the clump apart and keep washing your clothes.

Really long, overly-detailed answer: While preservatives do a great job of preventing nasty stuff from growing in your liquid soaps and shampoos, some of them have unfortunate side effects. The Isothiazolinone family of preservatives - common in cosmetics and other things you'll find around your home - have been increasingly found to trigger contact dermatitis all around the world.

Agencies in various countries and regions (i.e. the EU) have started to ban the use of isothiazolinones (MI/MCI) in leave-on cosmetics, but they haven't tackled the cleaning and home products...yet. While this allergic reaction doesn't affect everyone, it can become a major problem for those with sensitivities to MI and similar preservatives.

If we ever expand into liquid-based products, rest assured we will not use any preservatives with a known negative-health impact in our products.

I have a septic tank. Can I use your products?

Yes! There are no ingredients in any of our products that would interfere with the normal operation of your septic tank. We use all biodegradable ingredients, and no disinfectant or antimicrobials that could kill off the bacteria in the tank.  Click here for one short and good resource from our really smart friends at Cornell that we used when doing this research, in case you would like to reference it yourself.  We don’t recommend pouring large amounts of our powder, or any cleaner, down your drain. Normal use amounts, per the instructions on the packaging, should be fine.

I've got hard water. What do I do?

Hard water is "hard" because of higher levels of dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium (here's an awesome map of water harness levels across the US).

The reason we have Washing Soda (sodium bicarbonate) in our Laundry Powder is to fight against hard water. Washing Soda acts as a "booster" because of its water softening effects: by softening the water, fewer Calcium and Magnesium ions interact with the soap in the detergent and therefore the soap can do its job to clean, rather than get caught up in soap scum and hard water deposits.

How much the Washing Soda "softens" the water depends on how hard your water is. We've seen some people with *really* hard water need to add even more washing soda to their laundry, directly into the washer, to cut through the minerals in their water.

Why doesn’t it foam up like regular detergent?

Conventional detergent contains chemicals that are added especially to create these sudsy bubbles. They may look nice, but suds don’t do anything to get your clothes clean, so we skip them. As a bonus, this low-sudsing property makes this recipe great for using in High Efficiency (HE) washers! 

What are these fancy labels on your site and packaging?

Certification labels are one way to make sure the products you are using actually are what they say. Our current certifications are:

  • 1% For the Planet: We pledge to give at least 1% of our annual sales revenue to non-profit organizations and causes aligned to a planet-friendly world. Our primary partner of choice is Women's Voices for the Earth.
  • Certified B Corporation: A third-party certification that validates our commitment to using business as a force for good.
  • MADE SAFE: MADE SAFE has screened the ingredients in our products to ensure they are safe for human health against their comprehensive database of over 10,000 ingredients found in all types of products in your home.
  • Leaping Bunny - Cruelty-Free: As of April 17, 2017, all of the ingredients in our products are confirmed to be manufactured without continued testing on animals.

These certifications demonstrate their commitment to responsibly running a business with a people- and planet-friendly focus.

To learn about Meliora or to purchase their product, visit: www.meliorameansbetter.com 

 

 

155: An Energy Efficient Option For Heating And Cooling Your Home
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155: An Energy Efficient Option For Heating And Cooling Your Home

Heating and cooling your home is the most costly energy in your entire home.

A comfortable home is a happy home. But it also has to be energy efficient. That's why thousands of families are choosing Fujitsu Ductless Mini-Split Systems for whisper-quiet, energy-efficient heating and cooling for their homes. These sleek units require no ductwork and allow for flexible, room-by-room temperature control. And with available utility rebates, the savings start on day one.

How does it work?

Mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperatures in individual rooms or spaces.

Mini-split systems have two main components -- an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit(s) (evaporator). They are easy to install usually requiring only a three-inch hole through a wall for the conduit; which houses the power and communication cables, copper tubing, and a condensation drain line, linking the outdoor and indoor units.

Mini-split heat pumps are not only great solutions for whole home or new constructions but make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be a good choice for room additions where extending or installing distribution ductwork is not feasible, and energy efficient new homes that require only a small space conditioning system.

 

 

 

154: Learn How A Mom Of A New Student Is Going To Make A Difference
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154: Learn How A Mom Of A New Student Is Going To Make A Difference

If you are a mom with a child starting school for the first time, you want to get things right. Jaska Damato's son is starting school and her son's new teacher sent home the list of items he will need before he starts school. One of the items on the list is Clorox bleach wipes.  Jaska said these weren't something she ever used in her own home and didn't feel comfortable about buying them for her son to use at school. Instead, Jaska reached out to Leslie Reichert, the cleaning coach, for some ideas on what she should do. In this conversation you will hear how to approach your child's teacher, offer alternatives and even how to change the policies in your entire school.

Some of the things we mention in this show:

Environmental Working Group's Cleaning Product Data base which can be found at this link.

Recipes for making a DIY disinfectant that was seen on the Dr. Oz Show. Link

 

153: Best of Clean Green Talk
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 26:07
153: Best of Clean Green Talk

It's amazing to think that in the past two years we have gone from a few listeners to 400,000!  So to celebrate this milestone, I picked snippets of the four top shows to share with you. These are not my favorites, but yours. These four shows have the most listens of all of my shows. Sit back, listen and enjoy!  And thanks so much for listening. 

Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig  Show #117

Environmental Illnesses with David Frome Show #56

Real Food with Nina Plack  Show #65

Trash Is For Tossers with Lauren Singer  Show #11

 

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade.

 www.maidbrigde.com

 

 

152: 9 Tips On How To Clean Your Lightfixtures
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 19:36
152: 9 Tips On How To Clean Your Lightfixtures

How to Keep Your Light Fixtures Shining Bright Things we talked about in this episode that you may want to learn more about. Green Clean Starter Kit Blue microfiber cloth Feather duster Extendable feather duster Link to Houzz.com article Link to my private Facebook Community  www.cleangreenlivingcommunity.com

This episode is sponsored by Maid Brigade 

 

151: How to clean your stove top, oven and microwave
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 25:34
151: How to clean your stove top, oven and microwave

Cleaning the stovetop, oven and microwave

This article can be seen at www.maidbrigade.com/blog

Your oven has been called the “heart” of the kitchen. You prepare every meal on the stovetop or inside the oven itself. Your stove and oven get lot of use AND abuse. Spills dry, harden and burn onto their surfaces. Let’s look at a few ways we can clean them as well as prevent spills and messes on your stovetop, microwave and oven.

Tips for your stove top

Spills should be wiped up as soon as they happen, but the burners have to cool down before you can wipe the stovetop. Because you need to wait for it to cool, the spills to continue to burn onto the cooktop. Start by letting the stovetop cool completely before trying to clean it. Use a wet microfiber cloth and wipe off large debris. Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and spray the entire stovetop with straight vinegar. Let the vinegar sit on the stovetop for a few minutes. Vinegar is a natural acid and the longer you let it sit on the surface, the better the acid work on the buildup. Wipe the area again with the microfiber cloth that’s been rinsed with very hot water. If there are still some stubborn spots, respray the area with vinegar and then sprinkle the area with baking soda. Use a scrubby sponge that is designed to be used on non-stick surfaces and scrub the areas in a circular motion. I recommend using a Skoy Scrub and also an Xtreme Sponge.  The sponge will start to turn brown as the buildup is removed. Rinse and repeat the process until the entire stovetop is completely clean. Finish with a gentle glass cleaner and a fine woven microfiber cloth to leave the stove top with a nice shine.

If you have a glass topped stove, there is a great little tool that will help keep the cook top looking great. It’s a flat-edged razor. The razor will remove burnt on spots with a quick pass. You can also use the razor with a combination of baking soda and vinegar to remove buildup. Make sure the razor is very sharp and is always used at a 45-degree angle to the stovetop.

If you have a gas stove, be very careful when cleaning around the area over the pilot light. This area is extremely warm and if you spray a cleaner directly on the area, it can damage the finish. Also, if you are using harsh chemicals the heat will turn it to steam and off gas fumes into the air.

Tips for your oven

One great tip to prevent spills from getting to the floor of your oven is to use something to catch and keep spills off of the oven floor. You can use aluminum foil and place it under the pan you are using. Don’t place the foil directly on the oven floor as it may actually stick to the surface. Instead, use foil on the rack underneath the one you are using or around the pan that is cooking on the rack. This will let the air continue to circulate in the oven and bake evenly. You can also use a cookie sheet as long as it’s larger that the pan you are baking. An oven liner is designed specifically for preventing spills. The oven liner is not affected by the heat, but some manufactures recommend not using around birds – which means they are off-gassing. You need to check with the manufacturer of your oven before using an oven liner so you don’t damage the oven floor or restrict the air flow in the oven its self.

Self-cleaning ovens should never be cleaned with a chemical cleaner. The finish is designed specifically to have the debris fall off once the oven is heated to 500 degrees. If you use a chemical on the finish, it will damage those properties. You can wipe the finish with a damp microfiber cloth after the oven has run through the self-cleaning cycle and has cooled completely. You can also spot wash spills with a damp microfiber cloth.

Ovens without a self-cleaning option can be cleaned by mixing up a paste of baking soda and water and “painted” on the walls and floor of the over. Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and spray all the surfaces. You will see the baking soda start to foam up. Continue to spray the oven every 15 minutes for an hour. Then let this mixture sit on the oven surfaces overnight. The next morning all you will need to do is wipe the entire oven down with a wet microfiber cloth. The reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar will lift everything off the oven walls and base. It also will leave the oven clean without any residue that could be dangerous to your family. Regular oven cleaners are very toxic and if they aren’t completely rinsed from the oven can penetrate your food and seep into your air. By using vinegar and baking soda you are using the science of natural cleaners that won’t hurt anyone.

Tips for your microwave

Microwaves should wiped thoroughly after each use. But not everyone that uses the microwave wipes it out after they use it. Instead, leftover spills and spatters get microwaved onto its surface. A quick tip for cleaning the inside of the microwave is to place a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a microwaveable container in the microwave. Microwave this mixture for 1 to 2 minutes until it boils and steams up the inside of the microwave. The lemon juice is a natural acid and it will adhere to the spills on the walls of the microwave and work to loosen them while the microwave is cooling. Once it’s completely cool, use a damp microfiber cloth and wipe the inside surfaces. All of the debris will wipe off and the microwave will be sparkling clean with no residual chemicals to have to rinse off.

Mentioned in the podcast:

Green Clean Starter kit

Barnes & Noble NE Tour

Charlie's Soap

 

  This episode is sponsored by Maid Brigade

 

 

 

 

150: How To Clean Your Gas Grill
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150: How To Clean Your Gas Grill

I recently wrote a blog article for Maid Brigade on how to clean your gas grill. Since I had so many questions about this simple task, I decided to do a podcast on it as well. You can read the complete blog post at MaidBrigade.com/blog

 

The first warm evening of spring makes me want to crack open the grill and put on some steaks.  But you don’t want to use the grill unless you’ve taken the time to clean it first – squirrels and mice often use grills as a place to hibernate in the winter. And then there’s all that burnt-on yuck that over-wintered there for months. So make sure it’s been cleaned and prepped before the first use of the season. All you need is 30 minutes to clean the gas grill.

Items you will need:

  • Grill brush
  • Dish soap
  • Large utility bucket
  • Foil
  • Leaf blower
  • Disposable rags
  • Spray bottle of distilled white vinegar
  • Scrubby sponge
  • Apron
  • Old T shirt

Read more at https://www.maidbrigade.com/blog/how-to-clean-the-gas-grill/

This podcast is sponsored by MaidBrigade.com

149: How to care for your swimwear
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149: How to care for your swimwear

 

Finally, it’s the official start of summer which means that our pools are starting to warm up enough for us to enjoy splashing around in the water. It also means that we need to pull out our swimming suits to see how they fared through the winter. It never fails that when you go to try on your favorite suit you hear that crunching noise from the elastic and the fabric doesn’t seem to be as stretchy as it was the year before. Without the right care, even a high quality swimsuit may not make it through one swimming season. Here are some do’s and don’ts for caring for your swimwear.

You can download the do's and don'ts at this link.

 https://greencleaningcoach.lpages.co/show-notes-148-bathing-suit-care/

or

You can read the article on www.maidbrigade.com/blog

 

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade

148: Interview with Leslie on Humanity Daily
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148: Interview with Leslie on Humanity Daily

Join Jill Sullivan and I as we talk about how I got started becoming a Green Cleaning expert and ways that you can make your home less toxic. Jill is a great interviewer and I'm sure she's asking me the same questions you'd like answered so you can learn more about living a toxic free life.  We talked about the science of microfiber and how simple products in your pantry can clean and why. I also shared some tips for keeping yourself and your pets free from ticks. You can get the recipe for my tick repellent at this link. https://greencleaningcoach.lpages.co/diy-tick-repellent/

This show is sponsored by

Maid Brigade

147: "Summer-izing" Your Cleaning List
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147: "Summer-izing" Your Cleaning List

I was recently asked to look at Martha Stewart’s Summertime cleaning list of things that need to be cleaned. I had to say that I don't even clean these things in the summer. So I went through her list and made some “suggestions” so you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning this summer. Some would call these hacks - other are suggestions.  When the weather is nice, I recommend just cleaning what’s dirty and saving those big projects for the fall. Unless you have a cold rainy day with nothing better to do. Summer is not a time to clean – It’s a time to get outside and enjoy!

Martha's list in the bathrooms: □ Discard expired cosmetics, beauty products, and medications.

Leslie - A quick way to realize what you use is to use a travel makeup bag and pack it as if you were traveling. Use what is in the bag every day and see if you feel like you are missing something. At the end of the summer, go through the rest of your makeup and purge those items you never touched all summer.

Martha's list in the Bedrooms: □ Launder or dry-clean blankets. □ Replace cool-weather bedding with warm-weather bedding.

Leslie - Place blankets in a vacuum sealed bag and put them away until fall. You can launder them  when you take them out.

Martha's list in the closets: □ Reorganize closets, giving away unwanted items. □ Replace cool-weather clothing with warm-weather clothing.  

Leslie - Place a plastic tub in your closet and place warm weather items in there as you have time.  Do the reverse with a container holding your summer clothes. Anything that doesn’t come out of the summer container by the end of the summer gets given away.

Martha's list in the home office: □ Clean out files. □ Review and update insurance policies, contracts, and household inventories.  

Leslie - These items are great things to do on a snow day. Don’t waste a beautiful summer day worrying about them.

Martha's list in the kitchen: □ Vacuum refrigerator grill and coil. □ Wipe the inside of the freezer.

Leslie - Spot wash your frig as it needs it. Use plasticware and paper plates for outside dining. You’ll won’t have to spend as much time cleaning up.

Martha's list in the living room: □ Rotate heavy curtains, rugs, and throws for lightweight ones.  

Leslie - Instead just pop the curtains into the dryer and leave on a light toss for 10-15 minutes. That will knock the dust off and you won’t have to go through washing, drying and ironing.

Martha's list in the outdoor spaces: □ Clean gutters. □ Scrub outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and awnings. □ Scrub porch ceilings and walls. □ Scrubs porch floors, decks, patios, the driveway, and walkways. □ Wash light-fixture covers.

Leslie - Get yourself an electric blower and a power washer. These two things can help you clean your outdoor space easily without scrubbing or brushing. Use the blower to remove dirt and debris from your patio, deck and even the sides of your house. The power washer will clean off your outdoor furniture, fences and light fixtures.

Martha's list in the utility spaces: □ Clean the attic and basement, giving away or discarding unwanted items. □ Remove lint from the hose attached to the back of the clothes dryer. □ Vacuum and mop attic and basement floors.

Leslie - Focus on the dryer vent and the garage. These two things can’t be cleaned in cold weather correctly so focus on them in the summer. The dryer vent can be cleaned with a special dryer vent tool that goes inside the piping and pulls out the buildup. Clean the garage by putting everything out in the driveway and using a blower to clean out all the buildup from the winter months. Forget the broom – just blow it out.

Martha's list throughout the house: □ Dry-clean non-machine-washable window treatments. □ Dust radiators. □ Launder machine-washable window treatments. □ Oil window and door hinges. □ Polish metal door and window hardware. □ Remove, wash, and store storm windows. □ Reseal stone surfaces. □ Reseal grout. □ Send area rugs without backings out for professional cleaning. □ Shampoo wall-to-wall carpets and area rugs with backings. □ Steam-clean upholstery.□ Strip and rewax vinyl and linoleum floors. □ Take books off shelves; dust shelves and books. □ Vacuum and wipe walls and ceilings. □ Wash windows and window screens. □ Wax wood furniture. □ Wax wood, stone, concrete, brick, and unglazed tile floors.

Leslie -  This entire list can be done in the fall except for cleaning your windows and screens. Instead of removing and washing screens, just wipe them with a large looped microfiber cloth. The microfiber will capture the dust on the screen and make it look as clean as if you washed it.

For more tips, tricks and techniques join Leslie's email list at www.greencleaningcoach.com

This episode is sponsored by

Maid Brigade

146: Ask Leslie
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146: Ask Leslie

Welcome to "Ask Leslie". I've been getting bombarded with questions (which I love) and I thought I'd share the questions and the answers with you on this show. Question 1 How do you get burnt on food off a non-stick pan?

These are two tools you will need:

Xtreme SpongeGreen Clean Starter Kit I start with baking soda and work my way up to more aggressive products. You can also try my green cleaning scrub recipe:   Green Cleaning Scrub 1 cup baking soda 1 cup oxygen bleach or borax 1 cup table salt 10 drops essential oils Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the essential oils. Mix thoroughly and place in an airtight container.

 

Question 2 What are some ways to keep my home cooler this summer? I want to "summer-ize" my home in a green way.

  • Open you windows at night to let the cool air in. Close them in the morning before the temperature starts to rise
  • Keep curtains closed so the sunlight does not warm up the temperature inside. You can use reflective curtains to help keep the heat out, just like we use in the winter to keep the heat in.
  • If you are using an air conditioner, keep the temperature set at a comfortable temperature and leave it there. You spend more energy turning it off and on as the air conditioner has to work harder to cool the room down once it's heated up.
  • Try keeping doors closed to rooms that don't need to be air conditioned. 
  • Use room fans to keep the cool air circulating. Some rooms stay cooler than others, but by placing a fan in the doorway you can move the cool air to another room.
  • Use a dehumidifier in rooms other than the basement. An air conditioner is partly a dehumidifier, so by using one in the upstairs rooms, the air will feel cooler. 
  • Install ceiling fans in all your rooms if you can.
  • Wear cool clothing made from cotton or other light fabrics. 
  • Don't use the stove or oven during the day. Plan meals so that you can cook them when it's cool. Use your grill outside when you want to make some thing hot. The stove and oven will heat up the kitchen and make it hard to get cool again.
  • Switch out your light bulbs so that they are not producing heat when they are on. 
  • Switch your bedding to a nice fabric like cotton to absorb sweat and keep your body cool at night. Use a pillow that does not contain foam, but instead is make of buckwheat or bamboo. There are also some new "cool-gel" pillows designed to keep you cool at night. Some people even spray their sheet with a light mist of iced water scented with lavender to keep them cool while sleeping.
  • Drink lots of ice water during the day. The ice will work to keep your body temperature lower and keep you cooler.  

Find Leslie and her tips at www.greencleaningcoach.com

Join the conversation at www.cleangreenlivingcommunity.com

 

145: Sustainable Laundry Ideas
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145: Sustainable Laundry Ideas

If you are looking to start "greening" up your home, one the best places to start is in your laundry room. That's right, with just a few ideas we can remove thousands of chemicals that your family is being exposed to. 

Do you have skin issues in your family? Start by switching out your laundry detergent with an old fashioned laundry SOAP. The science of laundry detergent is the deter-gent is a chemical that is something that is put into the fabric of your clothing during the wash cycle and is left there to "deter" dirt and oils from getting to the fabric. It acts like a shield to protect your clothing from the dirt and grime. Detergent acts like a shield against dirt, but also lays on your skin for 24 hours and after awhile your body starts to react with rashes and irritations. Most allergists don't even understand the science of detergent and how it works. That's why they never even ask you to try switching to a soap. Laundry soap works differently. It goes into your clothing and wraps itself around the dirt and oils and pulls them out of the clothing. It works differently, but the best  part is that it totally rinses out of your clothing, leaving them clean and free from chemicals.  In this episode I'm sharing my Great-grandmothers laundry soap recipe with you along with a DIY fabric softener and even some DIY dryer sheets. You can download a free PDF of the recipes here.

 

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144: Going Natural With Your Weed Killer
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144: Going Natural With Your Weed Killer

Going natural with your weed killer

In this podcast we are going to talk about some tips that block the weed seeds as well as make up a DIY weed killer.

Here are some tips on preventing weeds in your yard: 

  • Let your grass grow longer – prevents the seeds from getting to the dirt and germinating.
  • Use landscaping fabric or newspaper to block the seeds
  • Try pine bark mulch to stop those seeds. Use a good two inches of mulch to prevent the weeds.

Here are some tips on weed removal:

  • PULL THEM – It’s old fashioned but it does work! Buy a nice weed puller to help with the chore.
  • Boiling water – Use a pot of boiling water on the weeds.
  • DIY Weed Killer If you'd like a copy of my DIY weed killer, just click here and I'll give you a downloadable PDF with some tips and the recipe!

 

 

Other things you can try

Lemon juice – Lemon Juice is also a natural acid, just like vinegar and will work to kill weeds if sprayed on them. I don’t use lemon juice in my recipe as it’s much more expensive and vinegar is cheaper and you get much more for the same price.

Rubbing alcohol – Alcohol will work to burn the weeds too. You could add a ½ to the recipe if you like.

Corn Meal – Corn Meal works like the salt to pull the water out of the weed. It also works to suffocate it from the sun and the air. I’m not going to recommend it as it will leave your garden covered in a white powder and will need to be mulched into the soil.

Torching – This is a convenient way to remove weeds from a patio or drive way with cracks or seams. It doesn’t kill the root system. You could start with a torch to kill the weed and add the vinegar mixture afterward to kill the root system.

 

This podcast is sponsored by:

Maid Brigade

Consistent, Caring, Committed.

Expect more than clean. 

143: Mesothelioma - Causes and Preventions
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143: Mesothelioma - Causes and Preventions

Today, I'm interviewing Alison Grimes from the Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center. 

What is Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is most commonly diagnosed in older individuals who worked with asbestos in an industrial setting. Prognosis for mesothelioma is poor, but early detection and newer treatment methods have given many patients hope for survival.

Causes of Mesothelioma

Asbestos is the only confirmed cause of mesothelioma. When inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers lodge in pleural tissue of the lungs, heart, or abdomen, causing inflammation and scar tissue that can eventually lead to tumors.

Key Points about Causes of Mesothelioma
  • The only proven cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure.
  • Work history, duration of exposure, and type of asbestos increase the risk of developing mesothelioma
  • Men over the age of 65 who worked in the military are most at risk.

When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers become airborne and may be swallowed or inhaled, eventually becoming lodged in the delicate lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. The fibers cause irritation and scarring, which can mutate, inhibiting the body’s natural cancer defenses. Eventually this scar tissue may develop into tumorous growths.

Symptoms of mesothelioma may appear anywhere from 10 – 50 years after exposure. While the connection between asbestos and deadly lung diseases was known prior to the 1900s in asbestos mine workers, it wasn’t until the 1960s that an official study linked asbestos exposure with incidents of mesothelioma and other related diseases.

You can get a free reference guide at this link.

142: Ticks And Tips To Get Rid Of Them
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142: Ticks And Tips To Get Rid Of Them

It's tick season here in New England and I've heard it's going to be one of the worse ones ever. Everyone is asking about ways to repel them without using chemicals.  In this episode we talk about ways to repel and remove ticks from your home and your body.

Did you know?

Ticks feed on mice while they are small. So removing mice from your home will get rid of the ticks too.

Ticks are arachnids and are smaller than a period on this page. Make sure you can identify a tick.

Ticks carry more than just Lyme's Disease. They are carriers of numerous different diseases and bacteria.

Nymphs are baby ticks that usually can't get any higher than your ankles. Make sure to wear white socks that are tucked in. Once they get on you they can crawl anywhere.

Ticks don't latch on immediately. They look for thinner skin that they can penetrate such as behind your ears or on your scalp.

If you've been outside, take a shower right away and check and scrub everywhere!

Ticks like humid areas so if you keep your lawn manicured they will likely move to a woodsy area.  You can edge your yard with mulch or gravel to create a buffer between the lawn and wooded areas.

Make up a DIY Tick Repellant. You can download the recipe here.

     

141: Project Pawsitive
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141: Project Pawsitive

The Project Pawsitive Foundation is a team of excited (maybe even hyper!), enthusiastic, and caring friends in the construction and business industries who love to surprise deserving animal rescues in need of great repair with amazing facility renovations.

Renovations are filmed to take viewers on the team’s quest and get a first-hand look at why so many rescues are in desperate need of help, the importance of animal adoption, and how to prevent animal cruelty.

Whether you are a volunteer at a local shelter, or someone who has rescued many animals, you know how important a rescue shelter is in saving the lives of innocent animals. There are literally thousands of animal shelters around the country working tirelessly to save and rescue millions of animals each year. The financial burden it leaves on many facilities is devastating. Crumbling foundations, leaking roofs, frozen waterlines, and rusted kennels lead to increased stress on the animals and lowered adoption rates because people think it’s simply too sad to visit a place in ruins. Together, we can rebuild these terrible tragedies.

Through the eight years Project Pawsitive has been in service to the animal community, they have significantly increased adoption rates by over 50% in some cases and reduced euthanasia rates by over 60% in others. They’ve created an atmosphere that fosters reduced stress on the rescues and increases morale around the entire facility. These renovations are not about making a beautiful transformation, they are about changing the stigma about shelters and creating an environment that makes the rescue animals more adoptable.

Their mission goes nowhere without your support. You can become a member of The Pawsitive Club by donating $10 a month. They have a goal to renovate four amazing shelters in 2017 and get thousands more beautifully-innocent animals adopted!

You can visit their web site at www.projectpawsitive.org 

 

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140: Poisioned - By A Building! With Alan Bell
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140: Poisioned - By A Building! With Alan Bell

After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida’s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he’d been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell’s rapidly declining health forced him to flee his glamorous Miami life to a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert. As his career and marriage dissolved, Bell pursued medical treatments in a race against time, hoping to stay alive and raise his young daughter, his one desperate reason to keep going. He eventually discovered he wasn’t poisoned by a criminal, but by his office building. His search for a cure led him to discover the horrifying truth: his tragedy was just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of people fall ill and die each year because of toxic chemical exposures―without knowing they’re at risk. Stunned by what he discovered, Bell chose to fight back, turning his plight into an opportunity. Despite his precarious health, he began collaborating with scientists dedicated to raising awareness about this issue. Soon, he also found himself drawn back into the legal field, teaming up with top lawyers fighting for those who had already fallen ill. Both a riveting medical mystery and a cautionary tale, this book puts a human face on the hidden truths behind toxic dangers assaulting us in our everyday environments―and offers practical ways to protect ourselves and our children.

Allan is offering all of my listeners his 21 tips on keeping your home free from toxins - without a huge investment of money. Just like he stated in my interview, people are suffering from chemical sensitivities but don't have the budgets for some of the solutions. Download his 21 tips today and learn how you can detox your home.

You can follow Allan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alanbellauthor/ 

Twitter: @alan_poisoned

Instagram: alanbell_poisoned

Or on his website at www.alanbell.me where you can download a free chapter of his book, Poisoned

Today's podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade. Having a shorter to-do list means getting more important stuff done and enjoying more quality time. But our lives are so busy these days that our to-do lists are only getting longer. This is the reason people choose Maid Brigade cleaning services

   

 

 

139: Welcome to the new way of farming with Fresh Box Farms
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139: Welcome to the new way of farming with Fresh Box Farms

FreshBox Farms’ indoor hydroponic farms are bringing fresh produce closer to your home by breaking down the old barriers set by traditional farming. Their produce is delivered to stores within 24 hours of harvest; often in the same day. Growing indoors at their farm in Millis, Massachusetts, means their greens are always in-season, and are available FRESH all year-round.

FreshBox Farms’ greens are of the highest quality and grown purely, without ever using pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or any other chemicals. Their crops are never genetically modified and proudly verified by the Non-GMO Project.

FreshBox Farms’ greens are clean from seed to your kitchen! Most other greens are triple-washed in chemicals because they are grown in dirt, exposed to pollutants, and handled by many people as they are transported thousands of miles. In comparison, their products are grown in climate-controlled, clean, indoor environments and are handled using only the best practices to maintain their cleanliness.

Kosher Certified Kosher Certified – All of the greens are certified as adhering to the highest Kosher standards by KVH Kosher, one of the top Kosher certification agencies in North America. This serves as a testament to the purity and integrity of the farm’s operation.

 

 

 

 

 

FreshBox Farms grows indoors by using Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) where their modern-day farmers provide the perfect temperature, humidity, and lighting for their crops to grow hydroponically. Because hydroponics allow the plant roots to sit directly in water to receive nutrients, they use 99% less water than field farming. Their indoor growing system allows them to grow vertically on shelves using a much smaller footprint; depending on the crop grown, one of their 320 square foot farms can yield as much as nineteen-acres of farmland.

Hydroponic Enclosures

All of their produce is grown hydroponically in specially outfitted enclosures. Each unit operates on its own as a fully sustainable farm with its environment carefully managed through mechanical and digital controls. This means year-round quality food production without the need to transport food cross-country. A clean growing environment also means no need for pesticides or herbicides.

Seedlings

Their seedlings start off as tiny little plants neatly contained in cork-sized blocks. They grow all of their seedlings themselves from carefully selected, non-GMO seeds. From there they are planted in a hydroponics system and nurtured, to grow to larger full sized plants for harvest.

Harvesting & Packaging

Each vegetable is harvested using their proprietary system, by their Harvest team, who wear gloves to prevent contamination. The produce is then packaged locally and shipped locally – ready to go on store shelves often within hours!

Local Stores That Carry Their Products

For more information - download this article to learn about hydroponics and the differences in growing techniques.

 

 

 

KVH Kosher Certified

138: Spring Organizing with Sarah from Organizing U
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138: Spring Organizing with Sarah from Organizing U

Spring is here. The air is warmer, the sun is brighter and this motivates us to want to clear out the old and make everything fresh and new again. Here are three things you can do to get your home organized for spring.

1 Declutter The first and most important step in spring cleaning is to get rid of clutter. The less clutter you have, the easier it will be for you to clean and organize.

Whatever space you’re working in, you’ll want to start by sorting through everything and donate, recycle or toss any unused or unwanted items. Start with obvious junk like magazines and papers. Pay special attention to getting rid of anything past its prime by checking all expiration dates on canned goods, dry goods, medication, sunscreen and cosmetics. You will be surprised by how much is beyond the date and can move along, creating valuable space!

Getting rid of things can be a struggle for a lot of people. Make it easy on yourself and have trash and donation bags at the ready. Make sure you compile a list of local charities and what kind of donations they will accept.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while you’re decluttering. Be realistic about selling items. Is it really worth something? Will it be easy to sell? Will I get around to doing it (soon)? Ultimately, is it worth the time and effort? You can always donate the item instead.

Items for donation should be in good, usable condition. If it’s not, it should be recycled or tossed. Some donation locations will take stained, torn clothes for recycling.

Use Freecycle, craigslist, and local Facebook groups. These are a great way to sell or give away just about anything. You know what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Get it out of the house! You also want to make sure you get sale and donation items out ASAP. Nothing is more deflating than working really hard to clear out and clean up a space and keeping a pile of bags or boxes stacked in a corner. Likewise, nothing is more rewarding and inspiring than getting everything out the door and seeing all of the space you’ve re-claimed.

2 Put your winter clothes away (and organize your closet while you’re at it)

Spring is here! We can finally put away those bulky, itchy winter coats and sweaters and break out the sandals and shorts. Use this opportunity to clean out your closets and de-clutter your wardrobe.

The first step is to sort through everything. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn all season, anything that doesn’t fit or anything that is worn out. This goes for shoes and accessories as well as clothing. Don’t take up valuable storage space holding on to something you’re not going to wear again next year.

For seasonal clothing storage, use clear plastic bins and label them well. To keep suits and dresses from getting wrinkled, store them on a clothing rack in fabric bags. For long-term storage, make sure clothes can breathe. Wash the garments and store them in a breathable container, such as a rattan trunk or fabric case. Add cedar blocks to keep clothing-eating critters away.

To keep your closet organized, try one or all of these solutions: Use matching hangers to create a visually consistent look (Huggable Hangers help maximize hanging space). Organize clothing by type and/or color. Install a few hooks on an empty closet wall to hang belts, umbrellas and handbags. Pick up a clear, over-the-door shoe bag for small accessories such as hosiery, scarves and jewelry.

Don't overstuff. Keep your closet and drawers 80% full, so you can see and access everything easily. To keep clutter at bay, live by the rule: one item in, one item out. Love what you own and only own what you love!

3 Identify your clutter hot-spots and make them work for you. Organizing means everything needs to have a place. When deciding where to put items, it’s best to start by identifying your clutter hot-spots. We all have areas in our home where clutter tends to collect. We walk in the house and drop our mail on the counter and it piles up right there. Instead of fighting the habit, just contain it where it is. Look at where clutter collects and set up ways to organize it. Place a decorative bowl where you usually drop your keys. If your coat closet is on the other side of the house, then hang hooks where you tend to walk in the door. If mail and papers pile up on your counters, place a nice box or basket there to contain them until you have a chance to go through it all. Having items contained also helps when you need to do a quick clean up!

For the rest of Sarah’s 10 Spring Organizing Tips – Click Here

Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 17 years of experience. She is the founder of Organizing Boston, the most renowned organizing firm in New England and winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.

Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

With a desire to help more people get organized, Sarah created Organizing U. Organizing U offers an organizing service directory, personal home organizing courses, and professional organizer training programs.

 

137: Do you know what's in your water?
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137: Do you know what's in your water?

Do you know what's in your water? Ask the community of Flint, Michigan that questions and they would say, "we do now".  But for those citizens of Flint its too late. They trusted their town officials and look where it got them. 

In reality, there is no way to really know what is in your water unless you get it tested. And tested regularly.  Testing your water can be very expensive. Some people who have wells get their water tested on a regular basis and can pay up to $250 dollars per test. That's very expensive and probably not in your budget.

The biggest problem for the community of Flint was not the bad smell or the cloudy looking water. It was the lead that was leeching into the water from the pipes. The lead was affected by the acidic water from the Flint River, which broke down the lead pipes and infiltrated the water

Along with lead, your water can also have things like pesticides, pharmaceuticals and even rocket fuel in it. And a typical pitcher water filter won't remove any of these chemicals. We feel good when we use a filtering water pitcher, but the truth is that it's only taking out chlorine. Our water is full of hundreds of different chemicals that can not be removed by the filter in a pitcher filtering system.

The best way to remove contaminates from your water is by using a four stage reverse osmosis water filter. These systems work incredibly well, but can be expensive to install. These systems are placed under the counter and have to be installed by a plumber. Also, the filters are extremely expensive to replace. For the first time ever there is now a 4 stage reverse osmosis countertop water purifier that will remove the contaminates in your water and not break your budget. The Aqua Tru countertop water purifier is the first in it's class.  In this podcast I interview the CEO and founder of Aqua Tru and you can hear for yourself how passionate he is about bringing truly clean water to the residents of our country.

The idea for Aqua Tru arose from the desire for pure drinking water without the financial expense or cost to the environment. For over 20 years, AquaTru inventor, Peter Spiegel, used a professionally installed, under-the-sink, reverse osmosis (RO) system to create pure drinking water in his home and office, but under-the-sink systems are extremely bulky and costly to purchase, install and maintain.

Peter knew there had to be a way to build an affordable, countertop RO water purifier that could be used right out of the box. After countless prototypes and over 5 years of working with a fantastic team of engineers and industrial designers, the AquaTru countertop RO water purifier is here.

Aqua Tru is now available for your home. And because you listen to this podcast and follow me - Aqua Tru is offering a $100 discount on the Aqua Tru system. I have been testing the Aqua Tru for over 9 months and I love the fact that I can have clean, filtered water without having to waste money buying plastic bottles of water at the grocery store. I've saved a ton of money and created a safer environment for my family.

 

136: Eating You Alive, Now What?
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136: Eating You Alive, Now What?

In my podcast, 135: Eating You Alive The Movie, we interviewed the director and co-producers of the movie, Eating You Alive.  We heard the health benefits of eating a plant based diet, but after the interview, we had a lot of comments saying they agree that they should switch to a plant based diet, but they don't know how. So I invited Nancy Addison back to the show to talk about becoming a healthy vegetarian.

Studies show that a plant based diet is the healing diet, and whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, paleo eater, raw foodist or someone who just wants to be healthier, when you add more plant based foods (fruits and vegetables) to your diet, your health is going to benefit. Many have called this books the quintessential encyclopedia of health because it is filled with well researched nutritional information that benefits everyone.   You will find out why Celebrity Chef and Nutrition Expert Nancy Addison has been sought out by  Doctors from all over the world as well as celebrities and other famous people like Larry Hagman, Linda Grey, Bob Fanucci, Sir Earl Toon, Bill Booth, Beth Morgan, Suzie Humphreys, Maryann De Leo and many others.   How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian includes links to FREE RESOURCES and SPECIAL GIFTS for readers only.   Nancy Addison is the author of numerous books on health and nutrition. She travels internationally speaking to corporations, groups and schools. She has workshops and classes and is a favorite media personality because of her glowing health and her radiant personality.   Nancy has been nice enough to offer a sample of her book - How To Become A Healthy Vegetarian for you to check out before you buy the book.  Find out why doctors and medical professionals recommend her book to their patients. Download your sample copy here:   Why Choose Vegetarianism_ Excerpt from the book- _How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian_ by Nancy Addison

135: Eating You Alive - A Documentary You Must See
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135: Eating You Alive - A Documentary You Must See

Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions. Despite countless dollars spent on medical research and drugs to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before. Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant- based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLZ-3X-B3XY&list=PLhYv43FcK4xm8WpKzIE0-MCSjSRXc3ySD

Advocates for this nutritional approach to wellness include Suzy Amis Cameron, James Cameron, Samuel L. Jackson and Penn Jillette as well as healthcare experts Doctors Dean Ornish, Neal Barnard, John McDougall, Joel Fuhrman, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Greger & T. Colin Campbell.

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

If you can't wait to see a screening in your area, you can buy the movie now at this link: https://www.diginextfilms.com/projects/eating-you-alive

I also interviewed Nancy Addison who was in the movie. Nancy is a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer has helped thousands of people overcome health disorders. Her book, “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian,” was written after years of research to find a cure for her own health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, Mediterranean cuisine, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy. Incorporating the most beneficial components of each concept into her own system of health and healing, her success inspired her to share it with others.

Nancy is offering a sample of her book: How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian to all my listeners.  You can download it here  If you want to purchase the entire book it is available on Amazon*, or on Nancy's website: 

134: Cleaning with water, salt, vinegar and a touch of electricity
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134: Cleaning with water, salt, vinegar and a touch of electricity

"We created Force of Nature because we don’t think families should have to trade off great cleaning results for safe ingredients."

Force of Nature is a small appliance that turns tap water plus a capsule of salt, water & vinegar into a cleaner & deodorizer that powers through odors, grease, grime, oil, sticky messes and soap scum as effectively as bleach.

Melissa Lush is one of the co-founders of Force of Nature.  She heads up marketing for the company, which means she works like crazy to introduce this amazing technology of electrolyzed water to families who are trying to avoid toxic chemicals.  She is the mother of a curious little boy (messy scientist, explorer & artist) and a very mischievous border collie (who never met a cabinet door he couldn't open). When she heard about electrolyzed water and started doing some research, she couldn't believe how unsafe even so-called "natural" cleaning products were. She was shocked about how hard it was for families with allergies, asthma, babies & small children like her own to avoid harmful chemicals because of the lax oversight of cleaning product manufacturers.

Melissa’s been fortunate enough to be part of Force of Nature since the very start, figuring out how to describe the product, how it works, what it's called, what the website looks like, etc.  And definitely testing the product on everything you can imagine - her husband makes fun of her because it's her answer to just about everything! Her family is in the blog, her house is in our ads, she does all the blogging, copywriting, social media, market research, photography, ad creative - a start up in every sense!  She believes it’s a true privilege to work for a company with such a great mission - helping families to keep their homes safe from toxic chemicals.

NEW Force of Nature lets you turn salt, water & vinegar into an all-purpose cleaner & deodorizer that’s as effective as bleach with no toxic chemicals.

We have a special offer for you for listening. You can get a free product guide by clicking here and downloading.  You can also get $35 off your purchase of a new Force of Nature by using the coupon code GreenClean35

 

133: Cleaning without chemicals with E-Cloth
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133: Cleaning without chemicals with E-Cloth

Chemical Free Cleaning. This isn’t some marketing gimmick and E-cloth is not an As Seen On TV disappointment that you hear about on the evening news - In fact,e-cloth is featured in the May issue of Real Simple and has been rated Best of the Best in three separate categories! Chemical Free Cleaning isn’t a product as much as a lifestyle change. Choosing to clean differently in order to clean better with less effort, and make your home safer by eliminating toxic chemicals.

e-cloth is just a better cloth and a better clean! Scientifically Better

The best microfiber cloths on the market have between 90,000 and 200,000 fibers per square inch (MOST cloths being sold only have 25,000-75,000). E-cloths have 3.1 Million* fibers per inch. This is possible because they've developed a better manufacturing process – using technology to be better. Why are fibers important? The cloths are made of polyester and nylon, so they don’t “absorb” anything. Water, dirt, oil, grease, grime and even bacteria are trapped within the fibers – so the more fibers you have the better the cloth works. Think of it as millions of tiny hands grabbing onto everything on the surface of your counter-top or sink.

The cloth is also proven to remove over 99% of bacteria from a hard surface.  These cloths don’t kill bacteria, they collect bacteria from surfaces.  This is another benefit of all of those fibers – they literally scrape the surface clean at a microbial level.  The best part – when you run this cloth under hot water in your sink, all but .01% of that bacteria, dirt, oil and grease is released from the cloth down the sink.  So, there is virtually no transfer back onto clean surfaces.

A Better Clean

E-cloth is the best clean you can give your home or office.  Using an e-cloth and just water can give your home the best clean it’s ever had with less effort and expense than your current cleaning method.

E-cloth is the best solution for the tough cleaning challenges like windows, stainless steel, bathrooms, and kitchen countertops.

Your windows and mirrors be crystal clear clean and the glass is left lint-free and streak free. Your stainless steel surfaces will be smudge-free and fingerprint-free. Kitchen surfaces from counter-tops to sinks, stoves, and microwaves all clean up quickly and completely using just an e-cloth and water.

Better for your Family

 A surface cleaned with an e-cloth is free of two potentially harmful things: cleaning chemicals and bacteria. One of the scariest things ever written is this excerpt from a Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons study:

“Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women working away from the home.” A 15 year study concluded that it is directly linked to the toxic household chemicals in the home.

The National Research Council reports that “No toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday use products.” Not only do you not know what chemicals you're exposing your family to, there isn’t a way to find out.

These chemicals leave residue on every surface of the home. Eliminating them is good for you and your family. We all know why it’s important to get rid of bacteria, but the chemicals we’ve been using to kill them might be just as harmful to us.

Better for the environment

“How can a cloth made of polyester and nylon be good for the environment?” In this interview you will here the answer. E-cloths come with a 300 Wash Guarantee. You do daily cleaning with e-cloth and rinse the cloth out in the sink under hot water. Once each week, wash the cloth with your regular wash (do not use bleach or fabric softener) and they are ready for another week of cleaning. If you wash the cloth once each week, the cloths are guaranteed for about 6 years of cleaning. In six years, how many paper towels, wipes, spray cans and bottles of chemicals will you go through?

Eliminating or reducing the use of household cleaning chemicals is a major benefit to the environment. Those chemicals go down our drains and remain on surfaces in our homes. The cans and bottles they are sold in end up in our landfills forever. An e-cloth and just water avoids all of this mess.

Paper towels are also a huge burden on the environment. According to the EPA, “every day 3,000 tons of used paper towels are discarded in landfills”. It takes 51,000 trees per day to replace those used paper towels. By using an e-cloth to wipe up spills and accomplish those quick cleaning tasks, your home gets a more thoroughly cleaned surface, you save the cost of the paper towel and the waste doesn’t end up in our landfill. That is a lot of benefit from one simple change.

E-cloth really is a better cloth and a better clean. Still not convinced? Buy a Window Pack and try it. They stand behind their products 100% and if you’re not satisfied, they will refund your money. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Use the coupon code GreenClean and get 20% off any and all of their products for a limited time!

132: A New Type of Air Pollution in Your Home EMFs
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132: A New Type of Air Pollution in Your Home EMFs

  Clean your home from a new type of air pollution: EMFs

 Things we talk about in this episode: 

- Why are EMFs considered a type of air pollution, and how can they affect our health?

 

- How are we exposed to EMFs in the home?

 

- What inspired you to learn about EMF pollution in the home?

 

- Have you experienced any health benefits from reducing EMFs in your home?

 

- What are the first steps that someone should take to reduce EMF exposure in the home?

 

- Last year you released a book, and now you have a series of online courses that help others to reduce their toxic exposures. What can you tell me about them?

 Sophia’s work:

Sophia is about to launch the Airplane Mode Challenge: It’s a 7 day challenge, which will inspire and empower participants to reduce their EMF exposures, and allow them to compare their experiences with others who join the challenge. It’s all done online: through email and a private Facebook group. Join today by visiting Sophia’s website—Nontoxicliving.tips—the challenge begins on Monday, January 23rd!

 

Sophia’s social channels:

Twitter: @SophiaGushee

Instagram: @SophiaGushee

Facebook: Facebook.com/SophiaRuanGushee

 

Discount for Leslie’s audience:

20% off any online d-tox course, with the exclusive code: CleanGreenTalk20.

 

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/dr-oz-investigation-what-you-need-know-you-dine-out-again?video_id=4844038423001

131: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to your health Part 3
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131: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to your health Part 3

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

  Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

130: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient To Your Health - Part 2
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130: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient To Your Health - Part 2

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

  Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

129: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to Your Health
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 31:32
129: Sleep - The Secret Ingredient to Your Health

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

 

Unfortunately, Dr. Parsley’s patient panel is full, with a significant waiting list. He will not be accepting any new patients in the near future, however, you listen in to this interview and learn a lot of great information and ways that you can sleep better.   You can learn more about his Sleep Remedy at this link.  You can also learn more about his work at www.docparsley.com   On Facebook and twitter @docparsley  

128: Living The Zero Waste Lifestyle
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128: Living The Zero Waste Lifestyle

A French-born artist with a hugely popular blog on zero waste living, Bea Johnson has appeared on The Today Show, NBC and CBS news, and been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, People and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) and online publications, including Huffington Post and USA Today.

Bea Johnson is a native of France and currently lives in Mill Valley, California. She adopted the Zero Waste lifestyle in 2008, along with her family, have changed their lives for the better. They not only feel happier, but also say they lead more meaningful lives that are based on experiences instead of stuff.

Her blog and bestselling book, Zero Waste Home (available in 12 languages), have launched a global movement, inspiring thousands of people throughout the world to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

Bea proposes a simple guideline, her 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (and only in that order). Bea’s vocation is to shatter misconceptions associated with the Zero Waste lifestyle and to prove that waste-free living can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She also is the winner of The Green Awards, and has been invited to speak at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the world to share her journey and tips. As a spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle, she also provide consulting services on sustainable product conception, waste reduction, and minimalism.

 

For tips and insights on the waste-free lifestyle, join her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@zerowastehome). You can also purchase her book, Zero Waste Home on Amazon.

 

 

 

127: bObsweep - More Than Just A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
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127: bObsweep - More Than Just A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Take a look at why we love bObsweep! This heavy-duty hair handler is always reining in the cats' and dogs' fur. Like a magician it makes pet hair disappear. 

Large and in charge, Bob PetHair excels with busy families with constantly shedding pets. Upgraded controls and a more intuitive interface set him apart from Bob Standard.

If you are thinking you need to get a bObsweep of your own - use the code:GREENBOB60  to get 60% off the list price on www.bobsweep.com  You want to adopt a bObsweep today! 

Take Care of All the Pets Bob’s heavy-duty build tackles all the shed fur, pet dander, litter, and kibble that our furry family members leave behind. The perfect pet care companion. Extra Long Main Brush Longest main brush in the industry covers more gound while lifting up more dirt in just a single sweep. Holds More, Empties Less Often Bob's 1000 mL dustbin packs more dirt than any other robotic vacuum's in the industry. Biggest Fan Club Over 100,000+ sold. PetHair is the bObsweep Bestseller. This Bob paved the way for us to push the robotics boundaries again with our best bots yet: bObsweep PetHair Plus and Junior by bObsweep.

126: Diabetes And Your Diet with Nancy Addison
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126: Diabetes And Your Diet with Nancy Addison

Diabetes And Your Diet gives you the power to make healthy choices. This comprehensive guidebook will help you to create long-term, sustainable, and life-enhancing strategies for preventing or reversing diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle. In this book, #1 bestselling author Nancy Addison inspires, motivates, and teaches easy-to-implement suggestions, as well as offers incredible insight into health and wellness for diabetics of all ages. Her book includes more than 65 diabetic-friendly recipes! Healthy foods combined with positive lifestyle tips equals a healthy life!

Join me as I talk to the author and my friend, Nancy Addison who is a Keynote Speaker, Raw Food Chef, Certified Health Counselor and Founder of Organic Healthy Lifestyle. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and travels internationally speaking at employee wellness programs, schools and corporate workshops. She has worked with celebrities and doctors internationally and has consulted in the wellness industry for over 20 years. She now commits her practice to exposing and educating audiences and clients on the effects of toxins found in our daily environment and eating healthier to stay younger looking and have a more energetic, optimum lifestyle. Nancy is an expert in diabetes, heart disease and cancer diets.

Download your sample of Nancy's book here

Bonus Holiday Episode: 20 Day Countdown To Clean
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Bonus Holiday Episode: 20 Day Countdown To Clean

Maid Brigade and I just worked on a 20 day challenge to get your home guest ready for the holidays.  By committing to work on one area of your home every day for just a few minutes you can have your home "guest ready".  You can read the entire blog post on Maid Brigade's blog and download their free PDF as well to help you keep on track. In 20 days you are going to be READY!

Here is a sample of the first steps:

125: Ed Roman - Rock Star and Environmentalist
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125: Ed Roman - Rock Star and Environmentalist

Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide. 

Ed is also a humanitarian. He has traveled the world, making a difference with his music and aid items. He and his wife recently went to Jamaica where they delivered humanitarian aid items and shot a music video.

“Jamaica is one of those places that is hard not to get involved. It boasts some of the most incredible musicians from our past and present like Bob Marley and the Chronixx, Jamaican culture oozes mystique and electricity that is unparalleled by most, it has beauty that is overwhelming everywhere you go from the simplicity of lifestyle to the incredible vegetation and horticulture all over this rock. Without sounding selfish Jamaica is one of those places which makes me feel human again. It allows me to live my life really without the constraints and technical lifestyle that I’ve been forced into in the Western Hemisphere or the quote unquote Babylon as Rasta culture tends to call it. There’s something sublime, erotic, alarming and ambrosia like about this beautiful place and my heart goes out to all the people of Jamaica for fighting the good fight and continuing on with their lives despite what happens to them. Jamaica, you made me stronger than I ever thought I could be. Thank you.”

You can see more about Ed, his music and his touring schedule at www.edroman.net  The song and the video are what we discussed in the interview. 

124: Acupuncture is so much more than needles.....
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124: Acupuncture is so much more than needles.....

Ali VanderBaan is an acupuncturist and herbalist with a passion for educating and empowering her patients to cultivate sustainable wellness in the midst of their busy lives.

Ali graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Psychology.  After working in psychiatric research at Brown University, she decided to pursue a career in which she could have a more direct impact on the health and well-being of her patients.  She received her Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited institution for Oriental Medicine in the United States.  She completed over 700 hours of clinical internship in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with renowned Chinese medical practitioners, Winnie Chow and Yan Ping Jin.  

She also received her Master's Degree in Pain Management from Tufts University School of Medicine, culminating in her dissertation on mindfulness meditation combined with acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain.  

Ali continues to enhance her practice with extensive post-graduate continuing education training inWomen's Health, Infertility, Pregnancy, and Pain Management.  

Combining a passion for whole health with her academic and clinical expertise, Ali provides a truly integrative style of care with comprehensive and customized treatment plans to help her patients achieve their unique wellness goals.  By partnering with her patients, Ali aims to empower them to take an active role in holistically restoring balance and cultivating sustainable wellness. 

You can visit her website at www.yintuitionwellness.com  She is also offering you a "Free Starter Guide to Health", which you can download at this link for my show freebie

123: Solutionsology Radio with Leslie Reichert
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123: Solutionsology Radio with Leslie Reichert

This is a different show for me. I'm actually sharing an interview I did with Solutionsology Radio.  We talked about the fact that people are really realizing the cleaning products they use in their homes really does affect their health. I share some simple solutions for pest control, weed control and even my "Happy Hour Cleaner' recipe. 

All the listeners were offered a free copy of my newest book - The Joy of Green Cleaning for New Parents. You don't have to be a new parent to enjoy the recipes in this book. Just go to my free book offer and enter your email and you'll get my free book in minutes. 

You can learn more about Solutionsology Radio at www.solutionsology.com 

122: Detoxing Your Home
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122: Detoxing Your Home

This show is one of my favorites (and not because it's just me on the show). I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at the Gloria Gemma event in Providence called Passport to Wellness. This event is a free healthy living expo offering health, wellness, cancer care information and resources. 

One area that is never talked about with cancer patients or survivors is the toxic chemicals that are found in your home. Carol, the administrator at the Gloria Gemma Foundation, was a two time cancer survivor when I met her. She came to one of my workshops and was surprised to learn that Comet has 7 known carcinogens in it. (Per EWG.org).   I showed her how to mix up a simple substitute cleaner with just baking soda, salt and oxygen bleach that works better than Comet. This led to me teaching other survivors and patients that we really need to look at what we are using in our homes and try to remove those things that can hurt our families. 

This year I did a presentation called Detox Your Home.  I am including the slide show along with the audio. This is a simple overview of some simple steps to help you get started detoxing your home.  I hope you enjoy the presentation and if you have any questions you can always email me at Leslie@greencleaningcoach.com 

If you want to get started switching out your cleaning chemicals, download my free new book called, The Joy of Green Cleaning For New Parents. Even if you're not a new parent, there are lots of free DIY recipes that you can use to detox your home. 

If you need some tools to get you started on your path to a toxic-free home, you may want to invest in my Green Clean Starter Kit. This gives you 101 DIY recipes, bottles, tools and a DVD to get you started and it's only $49 (free shipping)

Happy Detoxing!!

121: Silent Spring Study - You Have Toxic Dust In Your Home!
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121: Silent Spring Study - You Have Toxic Dust In Your Home!

 

 

Silent Spring Institute's new study reveals the top 10 consumer product chemicals in dust that can harm humans.

"Household dust exposes people to a wide range of toxic chemicals from everyday consumer products, according to a new study. These are chemicals found in consumer products and building materials and have been associated with numerous health effects including cancer, hormone disruption, and development and reproductive problems.

The study is the first comprehensive analysis of toxic chemicals in house dust, compiling data from more than two dozen studies throughout the United States. It reveals what the average American is likely exposed to on a routine basis. “We’ve known, from our previous research, that these chemicals can end up in indoor dust,” says co-author Robin Dodson, an environmental exposure scientist at Silent Spring Institute. “Now we can say with confidence that these chemicals are in fact pervasive in U.S. homes, which is highly concerning given the possible health effects.”

Want a cleaver way to avoid toxins in your everyday products? Download Silent Spring's new app called "DETOX ME".  It's been called the most reliable clean lifestyle guide that empowers you to eliminate toxic chemicals from your daily use. http://silentspring.org/detoxme/#first

Robin Dodson is a research scientist with expertise in exposure assessment and indoor air pollution. She is currently working on developing innovative exposure assessment methods for cohort studies and intervention studies aimed at reducing indoor pollution.

Dr. Dodson recently completed her doctorate in environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Working with Drs. Deborah Bennett, Jonathan Levy, James Shine, and Jack Spengler, she designed and conducted an exposure study in the Boston area focusing on residential and personal exposures to volatile organic compounds, such as chloroform from heated tap water, benzene from attached garages, and formaldehyde from home furnishings. She developed a model to evaluate the potential impacts of chemicals on residential exposure in secondary areas, such as basements, attached garages, and apartment hallways. She developed a personal exposure model based on time-weighted microenvironmental concentrations to determine how people are exposed to volatile organic compounds. In addition, she evaluated methods for leveraging existing residential concentration data to model residential concentrations for potential study populations. As a graduate student, she also contributed to two studies focusing on asthma in lower-socioeconomic-status urban residences in the Boston area.

Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Dodson worked at Menzie-Cura and Associates, where she contributed to both human and ecological risk assessments and the development of environmental health educational materials under a grant from the National Institutes of Health. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s in environmental studies from Bates College, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, and a master’s in environmental science and risk management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

120: Non Toxic Dryer Balls and Much More!
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120: Non Toxic Dryer Balls and Much More!

WOOLZIES was started in 2011 when Kathy, a mother of 5, was frustrated with all the chemicals that were contained in household products – even products that were considered ‘natural.’ Being a woman of action, she decided to address this problem: starting with fabric softener and then moving onto other essential household products.Maid Brigade.comMaid BrigadeToday's podcast was brought to you by Maid Bridgade

Since then, their best-selling product – WOOLZIES All Natural Dryer Balls – has become the #1 wool dryer balls in America. Their full range of WOOLZIES products deliver great results – all without harming your health or the environment.

they continue to be a small family-owned and operated company nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of Southern New York. And more than ever, they are committed to operating a responsible, socially sustainable and environmentally-friendly company.

In my conversation with Kathy we discussed how the Woolzie balls are made and how much work it takes to bring a high quality product to the market. Kathy has just developed a new laundry soap and an entire line of essential oils.  She is giving my listeners 15% off their orders by using the coupon code WOOLZIES15  that you can use in the checkout of her site: www.woolzies.com

You can also see the actual products we talk about in this youtube video I created. Sometimes, its fun to actually SEE what we are talking about! https://youtu.be/5XfWSsbhI9M

Today's podcast was brought to you by Maid Brigade

 

119: Meet Jenna from GreenBlender
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119: Meet Jenna from GreenBlender

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This quote says it all when it comes to starting out your day with a super food smoothie - "You don't know how bad you feel until you start feeling good". 

You can start feeling better by starting your day with a healthy smoothie. But who has all the right ingredients ready for a smoothie every morning. Well if you subscribe to GreenBlender you'll have everything you need to start your day off with a fresh - healthy smoothie. It's absolute genius!  Getting supper food smoothie ingredients delivered right to your door.

You can look inside the box with me here:

How it works: Each week, you'll get 5 new smoothie recipes and all the pre-portioned ingredients you'll need to make 10 smoothies. Their recipes are hand crafted (by Jenna, the smoothie guru) to ensure they're packed with flavor and nutrients. They only use the best produce and super foods, and focus on working with organic and local farms, to create a uniquely balanced menu.

Jenna tells me all you need is water, ice and a blender. They believe it's important to build a relationship with what you consume. That's why their recipes are more than just a list of ingredients, but a course in micro-biology. As you blend, you'll learn how their carefully crafted smoothies will nourish your body and mind. That's knowledge you can taste.

Jenna says you are what you drink. Their smoothies are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and fiber. Their benefits are endless: clearer skin, heightened mental clarity, increased energy, and weight loss. And, their nutrients are known to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Each original recipe yields two 12oz servings. It's the perfect size to share with someone you love. You can find a "smoothie buddy" and share the subscription.

We also talked about getting the right blender. Jenna loves her Vitamix and highly recommends them, but any good quality blender will do the trick.

Note: Did you know that Vitamix sells refurbished units on Amazon? They are backed by a 30 day guarantee and a 5 year warranty! *

Jenna wants you to try some of her recipes for smoothies for free. She gave us 5 recipes to try. You can download them here.  Or you can just send me a text at the number 44222 and text me the message download119 - I'll send you back a link to download them!

If you like the idea of getting all the ingredients delivered to your door, then you want to go to www.greenblender.com and when you check out - use the coupon code: greenclean. Jenna is giving us all 20% off our first box!

You can find out more about GreenBlender on:

Facebook  www.facebook.com/greenblender

Twitter  www.twitter.com/greenblender

Instagram  www.instagram.com/green_blender

 

 

 

118: Trash is for Tossers with Lauren Singer
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118: Trash is for Tossers with Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company The Simply Co..

An Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the amount of trash that she has produced over the past four years can fit inside of a 16 oz mason jar.

Through her blog, she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package free, making their own products, and refusing plastic and single use items.

Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, NBC, AOL, Vogue, CNN, Yahoo, Fox Business, BBC, and NPR amongst others.

 In this interview we talk about her TED Talk which you can see here

:https://youtu.be/pF72px2R3Hg

And we also talk about her YouTube videos which are great instructional videos if you want to DIY and use less trash. Trash is for Tossers - YouTube Videos

Her blog, Trash is for Tossers, gives you lots of things to think about as well as alternatives to some of the things you don’t think you can live without.

After talking with Lauren, I took my stainless steel thermos to Dunkin Donuts and asked if I could get a refill instead of using a disposable cup. Not only did they say yes, but they also gave me a discount. I’ve found that every Dunkin Donut’s franchise will give you a discounted price for refilling! I’ve learned that is actually saves money to save trash!

Lauren also told us about her laundry soap company called The Simply Co.  

About a year into blogging, she noticed a trend. Many of her readers were writing to her saying that they loved the idea of her toxic free and sustainable cleaning products, but they didn’t have the time to make them themselves. They wanted to know what cleaning products they could buy in stores that were as sustainable as the ones they could make at home.

So Lauren searched high and low. She began reading the label of every cleaning product and researching all of their properties, and then she learned a few things that changed her life forever:

There are over 85,000 industrial chemicals out there and a majority of them are not even tested for safety and on top of that cleaning product manufacturers are not legally required to list their ingredients on their packaging.  

Lauren knew that was not okay. Consumers, unquestionably, have a right to know what is in the products they are using in their homes and on their bodies, so she decided to do something about it. She quit her job as Sustainability Manager at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, launched a Kickstarter campaign, and The Simply Co. was born.

Lauren is giving all of my listeners a 10% discount on their orders. Just go to www.simplyco.com and in the checkout use the code "greencleaning".  Thanks for all your support. Please feel free to share this coupon with your friends and family. Together we can change the world!

117: Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig
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117: Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of Whole30.

What is the Whole30?* (www.whole30.com)

Established by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig (of Whole9) in April 2009, the Whole30® is an original nutritional program designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff.

So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

In this interview Melissa talks about the very FIRST Whole30 as well as gives us a sneak peak into her new book: Food Freedom Forever, which is what to do after you've finished your Whole30.  Her book won't be out until October, but if you want to get started, you can order her first book which is called, It Starts With Food.

After trying the challenge you may find that you want to continue eating "cleaner" and if that's the case you can get Melissa's Whole30 Cookbook.

Melissa also offered us a free shopping list, so that you know what to buy during your first "Whole30" visit to the grocery store. Shopping during the Whole30 can take a lot of time and research. You'll learn to read labels and find you'll have lots of questions. This shopping guide will make your first Whole30 a touch easier. Get your free shopping list here  Or you can text the words "download117" to the number 44222 and I'll send you the link to the free shopping list.

Have you done a Whole30 already?  I'm in the middle of my forth and I'm actually loving it. I have dealt with inflammation in my lower back for years and now that I'm eating cleaner, I'm feeling great. I do notice that when I'm not on the program, and eat something with gluten or sugar, I tend to get a flair up. Eating cleaner has changed my life and my body. Doing a Whole30 is not hard. As Melissa says "It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You’ve done harder things than this, and you have no excuse not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."

What you will find out about doing the Whole30 Challenge? It really does start with food.

You can find out more about the Whole30 at: www.whole30.com

There is lots of support on their facebook page too. www.facebook.com/whole30

And great recipe ideas on instagram  www.instagram.com/whole30

 

116: Preparing Your Home For A Disaster - w/ Service Master by Gilmore
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116: Preparing Your Home For A Disaster - w/ Service Master by Gilmore

Today I'm talking with Sarah from Service Master by Gilmore which is located outside of Boston, MA. Sarah has been with the company for quite a while and has some great tips on avoiding accidents in a home as well as some great advice should a disaster happen. 

Our freebie for today is a list of do's and don'ts you need to know should you have a water damage loss in your home. Download this special PDF from Service Master and put is somewhere safe so that if you have a water loss you can refer to it. 

Download now

 

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115: Oil Pulling - Detoxing your mouth & body with olive oil
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115: Oil Pulling - Detoxing your mouth & body with olive oil

Have you ever heard of "oil pulling"?  This is a simple yet very effective way to detox your mouth and your body. By simply putting a teaspoon of olive oil in your mouth and swishing for 1-2 minutes you can see immediate results.  The olive oil pulls toxins out of your mouth and tongue and leaves your with whiter teeth and fresher breath. 

Make sure you are using an organic olive oil. Remember, everything you put in your mouth goes straight into your blood stream so you want to use a pure, organic olive oil.

I interviewed Allison, from Bragg's Live Foods in this short interview.  After interviewing Patrica Bragg, her assistant, Allison came on and I recorded her experiences with oil pulling. Allison is very knowledgeable and I know you will enjoy her comments about using Bragg's olive oil for everything from a moisturizer to an ear cleaner. 

Bragg's Live Foods is giving you a free sample of their organic olive oil if you click the link below and fill out the order form. You do need to enter a credit card, but it's just to validate yourhttp://www.maidbrigade.com shipping address. There will be no charges entered to your card. This sample is absolutely FREE!

Olive oil sample

This podcast is sponsored by Maid Brigade and SpeedCleaning.com

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114: Eggs, Beef & Your Local Farmer
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114: Eggs, Beef & Your Local Farmer

In today's show I interview "regenerative farmer", Wenona Boucher from Chockalog Farm in Uxbridge, MA

We discussed her term, regenerative farming, which is not just organic, but also leaving the land better than you found it. She advises that we should look beyond organic and go back to heritage breeds of chickens and cows.

Wenona told us what we should be looking for when buying eggs. Labeling has become very deceptive and buying cage free or free range may not be your best choice.  She said you want to buy an egg that has come from a pasture raised chicken. This means that the chicken is eating grass and bugs versus feed.  You can download my shopping guide for eggs at this link. Or you can text me at 44222 and send me the word download114 and I will send you the infographic about shopping for eggs. 

We also talked about grass-fed beef which for Wenona means nothing. You can have a cow that has been grass fed most of it's life, but they can finish it off with grain and antibiotics. Grain causes "leaky gut"  symptom in cows which is why they need the antibiotics.  This also causes the contents in their bowels to leak into their blood stream.  You can listen to her description of how this affects us as human beings in the podcast.

You can find out more about Chockalog Farm on Facebook.

In this show I also mentioned the new private Facebook group I have started with 20+ of my green living experts. We are called "The Green Crew" and together we are going to help you with all your questions about living a cleaner, greener lifestyle. You can join for free and after the first 30 days it is a small monthly investment. This group offers information that you won't find anywhere else as well as a weekly live FB chat with me or one of our experts. You can ask us anything during the chats. What a great way to have direct access to experts that can help you! 

If you want to get your free first month, just use this link and you'll be on your way to a cleaner, greener lifestyle. 

Yes, I want to join "The Green Crew"!

This episode was sponsored by

Maid Brigade and SpeedCleaning.com

113: Patricia Bragg Shares Her Clean Green Lifestyle
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113: Patricia Bragg Shares Her Clean Green Lifestyle

 Patricia has been health a pioneer for decades. The  Bragg company campaigns for a diet and lifestyle that is focused on natural live foods and a healthy regime for a vital and long life. These ideas, based around natural and organic foods, are gaining praise and acceptance world-wide.

The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle Motto: "You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do".

This is Patricia's second visit to Clean Green Talk. You can listen to her first interview in episode #50. In this interview you get to hear a little more about her private life and some of the celebrities she has helped in the past, including Steve Jobs and Katy Perry. Patricia has a wonderful, caring personality and she is  motivated every day to keep getting the word out about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

I wanted to talk with Patricia about water and discuss her book: Water, The Shocking Truth. She shares with us some of the principles in the book and reasons that we should purify our water.   

Along with being with me on this interview, Patricia has giving you a "freebies" which is a handout called "What is Apple Cider Vinegar?" It is a three page handout that answers all your questions about ACV and it's just for you from Patricia. You can either text me at the number 44222 with the message "download 113" or you can click this link and enter your email address and I will send it to you right away.

112: Dr Jason Marshall (TURI Labs) Talks About The Science Of Green Cleaning
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112: Dr Jason Marshall (TURI Labs) Talks About The Science Of Green Cleaning

Dr. Jason Marshall is the director of the TURI Labs at the UMASS Lowell campus. The Cleaning Laboratory tests the performance of both industrial and janitorial cleaning products to encourage companies, institutions, and product formulators to choose and develop safer substitutes. Whether you're a metal finishing company, product formulator, facility manager or any organization looking for safer cleaning products and processes, the TURI Laboratory can help.

The Cleaning Laboratory's mission since its inception in 1994, is to focus on cleaning methods and chemistries to evaluate the effectiveness of different cleaners and equipment for a variety of substrates and soils.

EPA's Design for Environment, now Safer Choice, recognized the Cleaning Laboratory's work by designating the Laboratory as a champion in its Safer Detergents Initiative.

How They Do It

The Cleaning Laboratory uses standardized testing procedures for testing both industrial cleaning and janitorial cleaning products. We work with your existing conditions -- substrates, soils, contaminants, and cleaning equipment, in the lab and at your site. We offer performance validation testing for label certifications such as Green Seal or government purchasing programs. And, we can work with your product to identify an effective alternative formulation when necessary to fully meet the green certification that you seek.

We provide onsite piloting with your equipment and your staff to make sure that the product and the process work well together.

Search their CleanerSolutions Database for performance data on thousands of cleaning products.

 

Today’s freebie is two handouts about the TURI Labs and their work. You can click here to get them downloaded to you.

 

111: Interview With Chef Rick Bayless
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111: Interview With Chef Rick Bayless

While attending the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago this spring, I was lucky enough to meet and interview Chef Rick Bayless.

Most people know Rick from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated Public Television Series,Mexico–One Plate at a Time, has wrapped its 11th season and is broadcast coast to coast. In 2012, Rick was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Best Culinary Host.

     

Rick has nine cookbooks. His second book, Mexican Kitchen, won the Julia Child IACP cookbook of the year award in 1996, and his fourth book, Mexico–One Plate at a Time won James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award in 2001. Fiesta at Rick’s spent a number of weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

Rick’s side by side award-winning restaurants are in Chicago. The casual Frontera Grill was founded in 1987 and received the James Beard Foundation’s highest award, Outstanding Restaurant, in 2007. The 4-star Toplobampo served its first meals in 1991. And the wildly popular, LEED GOLD-certified, fast-casual Xoco has been around since 2009, serving wood-oven tortas, steaming caldos, golden churros and bean-to-cup Mexican hot chocolate. Rick’s quick-serviceTortas Frontera have changed the face of food service at O’Hare International Airport, whileFrontera Fresco has brought Frontera flavors to several Macy’s stores and Northwestern University. His award-winning Frontera line of salsas, cooking sauces and organic chips can be found coast to coast.

Rick and his staff established the Frontera Farmer Foundation in 2003 to support small Midwestern farms. Each year, grants are awarded to farmers for capital improvements to their family farms, encouraging greater production and profitability. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling nearly $2 million. In 2007, Bayless and his team launched theFrontera Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship that sends a Mexican-American Chicago Public School student to Kendall College to study culinary arts. In 2007 Rick was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his many philanthropic endeavors.

110: Meet Robyn Makovnyk From Less This Mess
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110: Meet Robyn Makovnyk From Less This Mess

Today you will meet Robyn and she is  the blogger behind Less This Mess. She's a mom, wife and pupper mom to an all boy household. She transformed her OCD tendencies into a passion of inspiring others to live a more organized life.

Robyn says, "Our homes are representation of who we are, if our home is cluttered so are all areas of our life. Our home is the heart of our life and it needs to be functioning at its best to provide our families and ourselves with optimum support. I look so forward to our journey together, a journey that will inspire change within your home resulting in an Organized Life! Are you ready? Let’s get started and begin a new normal!"

Listen as Robyn takes us through the house and gives us simple tips to getting ready to organize and then doing it. You'll get some great tips and love her energy. She does coaching calls, so if you enjoy this show and want to get started you can see more at her web site; www.lessthismess.com

This show is sponsored by Maid Brigade

and also by Speed Cleaning

 

109: Amy Ziff From MadeSafe.com
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109: Amy Ziff From MadeSafe.com

Our nonprofit organization provides America’s first comprehensive human health-focused certification for nontoxic products across store aisles, from baby to personal care to household and beyond. Our goal is to change the way products are made in this country to ultimately eliminate the use of toxic chemicals altogether. We make it easy for people to find and buy products made without known toxic chemicals, give companies a road map for making safe products, and make it easy for retailers to select products that aren’t known to cause harm.

MADE SAFE screens ingredients against our Toxicant Database of known harmful chemicals, which is made up of thousands of chemicals found on scientifically authoritative lists from organizations and agencies around the world.

We then go above and beyond to examine ingredients for bioaccumulation, persistence, and general and aquatic toxicity.

MADE SAFE™ screens ingredients in products for known:

  • Behavioral toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Fire retardants
  • GMOs
  • Heavy metals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Pesticides / Insecticides / Herbicides
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Toxic solvents
  • Harmful VOCs
  • NONTOXIC CERTIFIED™ products have passed MADE SAFE and gone on to be lab-tested as a whole for known:
  • Behavioral toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Fire retardants
  • Heavy metals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Pesticides / Insecticides / Herbicides
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Toxic solvents
  • Harmful VOCs
  • Nanoparticles
  •  

Amy Ziff, Founder and Executive Director Amy is a healthy living educator with a genetic predisposition to toxicity. She’s also mom to three young kids who share the same trait. Determined to make the world less toxic, Amy reached millions of parents and caregivers with her “buy better” advocacy campaigns. She blogs about the chemical world we live in on Amy Ziff’s NoTox Life, and prior to founding Nontoxic Certified, taught classes on living a nontoxic life and co-founded the Veritey Shop, a site comprised of safe, nontoxic products. Amy is changing the world for the healthier one product at a time, one person at a time, one home at a time.

www.madesafe.org

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Meet Beth Bond - From SouthEast Green
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Meet Beth Bond - From SouthEast Green

At Southeast Green, their priority is to create a dynamic business dialog and communicate how businesses, non-profits and governments in the Southeast are growing, changing and influencing sustainability. The mission of Southeastgreen.com is to promote a sustainable economy. - See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

Southeast Green is providing the platform to tell the story of companies, non-profits and governments who are committed to impacting their environment and communities in the Southeast. As the largest website of it's kind you will find an ever changing landscape of news, interviews and information on how you or your organization can participate in this growing shift of how we all conduct business and life sustainably.

Southeast Green is the proud and honored recipient of the 2009 Advocate of the Year from the Sustainability Division of the Department of Natural Resources for the State of Georgia. In 2011, Southeast Green received the Award of Excellence from Southface for it's distinguished service as a media partner to the Sustainability community.

- See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

 

Beth Bond, the Curator of Green and Sustainable Business News at Southeast Green, is the driving force of Southeast Green. As a Southerner, Bond was tired of hearing about everything "green" happening outside her native region which is what drove her to create the website.

Owning her own marketing company for over 15 years and working with sustainability groups, Beth knew the story of sustainability and green resided here in the Southeast. There was just no one place to tell the cohesive story of all the things that are happening in the Southeast. Since relaunching Southeast Green in September 2008, Bond has been establishing even broader liaisons and partners to help continue the story of green and sustainability.

Bond serves on a variety of boards and committees in the Atlanta sustainable community. In 2011 she joined the board at Georgia Interfaith Power and Light and started a second term in 2015. In 2009, Southeast Green won the Advocate of the year award from the Partnership for Sustainable Georgia. In 2010, Southface awarded her the Media Partner of the Year. In December of 2011 the Georgia Solar Energy Association awarded Beth with a Solar Advocate of the Year award. In 2014 Bond was a finalist for the Trident E3 Award presented by the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on host committees for This is Market, River Revival, Earth Hour, Green Law's Environmental Heroes and Get the Lead Out to name a few.   Bond spent her formative years in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Florida State University and then served in Bouza, Niger as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is active in her neighborhood and serves on Community Council for District 3, DeKalb County. When not working to better her community she participates in her church where she serves as Co-Chair for the Creation Care committee. She is an avid tennis player and college football fan.

- See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf

107: Learn About EARTH Ltd. and Betsey Brewer
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107: Learn About EARTH Ltd. and Betsey Brewer

Betsey Brewer is V.P. of Marketing and Executive Director of Conservation and Research through EARTH Ltd. at Southwick’s Zoo. She has been an Executive at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA for 30 years. Growing up in a family owned and operated zoo has given Betsey years of experience with many exotic species. She has successfully raised domestic animals as well as, parrots, kangaroos and other marsupials, many primates including several prosimians, a giraffe, a camel, lions, tigers, leopards, warthogs, bearded pigs, and porcupines.

 

Ms. Brewer is also Executive Director and founder of EARTH Ltd. (Environmental Awareness of Resources and Threatened Habitats). Dedicated and educated in animal behavior and wildlife conservation, she has given thousands of lectures to audiences of all age groups. She holds a B.A. degree from Wheaton College and a Master's of Arts degree in Wildlife Conservation from Vermont College of Norwich University. She has worked with many television and radio programs. She also worked on a show for Animal Planet titled "Growing Up Camel."

 

Being extremely passionate about rhinos, Betsey developed the program “Rhino Encounters” in 2014 for Southwick’s Zoo in support of EARTH Ltd. and the International Rhino Foundation. A rhino encounter is an hour long session of facts about rhino conservation, a video clip and a hands on experience meeting the zoo’s resident rhino’s, Thelma and Louise. It is Betsey’s hope to create an awareness about these amazing creatures while encouraging an awareness to save all 5 rhino species.

 

Betsey Brewer is a member of the Audubon Society, The Chestnut Hill Meeting House Association, Alumni of the Blackstone Valley Leadership Program, Board of Director for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Past Board of Directors for the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, an active member of the Board of Directors for the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, an active Board of Director for Ocean Matters and a Corporator for Milford Regional Medical Center. 

 

In the past Betsey has spearheaded the "Trips to the Tropics" to bring educators and students to Central America where biodiversity and a variety of eco-systems are celebrated and protected. She would like to continue this project in the future. The Blue Moon Beach House and Lodge in Utila, Bay Islands is one of her projects which exists to spark an awareness about coral reef ecology while bringing visitors to a beautiful and peaceful part of our planet.

 

Betsey Brewer lives in Mendon with her husband, Robert Bethel and their two dogs, Charlie and Emma. She has two grown sons, Seth and Luke Weatherhead who are also an important part of the Southwick’s family business.

106: Bonnie Combs from Blackstone Heritage Corridor
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106: Bonnie Combs from Blackstone Heritage Corridor

Bonnie Combs is the Marketing Director for Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.

The Blackstone Heritage Corridor is dab in the middle of southern New England! Easy to reach from Boston, Hartford, and all of the northeast.

What does the Blackstone Heritage Corridor have to offer?

Be surprised!

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Bonnie is the marketing director for the nonprofit Blackstone Heritage Corridor, has launched a new program to encourage anglers to clean up after themselves. Called "Fish Responsibly," it aims to get people to clean up used monofilament fishing line, which is particularly harmful because it can entangle wildlife. Once it’s collected, the line can be recycled by monofilament manufacturer Berkley.  Read more...

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20160430/environmental-journal-ri-anglers-urged-to-recycle-their-trash

 

The BHC is preparing a new Strategic Plan.  Why?  It will:

  • Create a regional perspective for resource conservation and promotion that will inform state and local planning processes.
  • Become the backbone of BHC’s work plan for federal contracts.
  • Be used to create grant application/solicitations for corporate and foundation funding.
  • Be used to justify support for partner projects.

To facilitate this planning process, the BHC Board of Directors has created several mission-related subcommittees.  The work of the subcommittees will be viewable on this section of the website.  Public input is encouraged and there will be many public meetings on both the elements of and full draft of the BHC Strategic Plan.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Charlene Cutler, BHC’s executive director at 401-765-2211 or Ccutler@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.

Using a model that responds to the debates over the past decade, the United Nations now uses a method of 4 Circles of Sustainability, distinguishing economic, ecological, political and cultural sustainability.

Ideally, every action we take and every decision we make will consider the impacts on these 4 Circles. A sustainable activity is one that can be repeated; it will not use more resources than are being created.

The mission of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor is to work with community partners to preserve and promote the Valley’s historic, cultural, natural and recreational resources for current and future generations.

Historically, when mills used the power of the river and disposed of hazardous materials into the same water, the ecology of the river system suffered. Our actions today seek a balance through creativity and innovation that supports and promotes development which, in turn, supports and promotes our environmental systems, as well as our social and cultural systems.

This results in strong, resilient communities that embrace all 4 elements of sustainability. The future will provide opportunities for communities that are stronger and more creative than the ones we have today.

If you are local to the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, save the date for their open house. They have just moved to Whitinsville and want you to see their new home!  June 15 4 to 7pm!

 

 

105: Hex Performance - A New Way To Clean
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105: Hex Performance - A New Way To Clean

HEX founder, Drew Westervelt, was playing professional sports when he noticed that his apparel and tech gear would still stink, even after they had been washed. He discovered that odor meant bacteria was alive and well in his laundry.

After researching traditional laundry detergents, he couldn’t find a solution (traditional laundry detergents haven’t evolved in 50 years, and most simply mask odors rather than eliminate the bacteria that cause recurring smells). Furthermore, bacteria plus the scratches and scrapes of sports could mean infection – even illness.

Drew searched for a solution and partnered with scientists in the cleaning industry. And that’s where HEX Performance was born.

Instead of relying on old methods to clean new fabrics, HEX started from scratch to develop the best clean inspired by today’s active wear. The result is an evolved science that works on all fabrics, delivers a better cleaning experience, proactively protects fabrics against future stink and stains, and offers a host of extra benefits. It could be the biggest breakthrough in laundry cleaning in decades.

Drew Westervelt

As a 9-year professional lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt has traveled the world competing and performing at the highest level, discovering first-hand the challenge of washing performance wear and athletic gear.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Drew has deep roots in his hometown. After graduating from UMBC, it was only natural to build HEX in the city he loved.

Drew’s rejection of the status quo and his experience in team management both on and off the field led to the development of HEX products that are changing what clean means for laundry today.

www.hexperformance.com

www.facebook.com/hexperformance

www.instagram.com/hexperformance

www.twitter.com/hexperformance

Drew is offering a coupon for any of my listeners through June 1, 2016.  Just go to www.hexperformance.com and use "cleaningcoach" in the checkout to recieve $2.50 off your order. 

We also have a giveaway set up here. Enter to win a box of Hex Performance products. http://gvwy.io/5defjdc

104: Food Becomes You
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104: Food Becomes You

Bonnie Tragakis and Claire Duckmanton are dynamic health coaches who share a love for eating nourishing foods, finding balance in their lives, and making peace with cooking for their finicky families. With their passion for all things food, Claire and Bonnie launched Food Becomes you – a venture to help people make their way back into the kitchen in a practical way while guiding them through the minefield of mysterious food marketing and health messages we hear every day. Coming from very different viewpoints (Claire eats mostly plants; Bonnie eats everything!), Bonnie and Claire give you a balanced approach to what many consider a difficult way of eating.  This motivating program helps you reconnect with wholesome, minimally processed, real food and move away from calorie-counting, a dieting mentality, and the less-than-optimal food choices widely available in the supermarkets.  Practical tips, loads of recipe ideas and a firm grounding in eating for health are the cornerstone of their approach.  With their combined knowledge, warm approach, and sense of humor, Bonnie and Claire share a passion to inspire you to change your life through food!

Welcome to Food Becomes You! What started as a project with me and Claire has blossomed into a full-blown passion – we love to help people connect with real, whole, close-to-nature food, as well as identify the “stuff” that gets in the way of eating these foods and truly nourishing ourselves. My path to this passion began with a lifelong obsession with food, starting with an eating disorder as a young person, and continuing with disordered eating most of my life. When I finally made a true connection between the food I was choosing and how I was feeling, I was able to stabilize my eating and fall in love with food in a new way. No longer tied to restrictive eating habits and food-industry prescribed boxes and meals, I branched out to organic options, grass-fed meat and mouth-watering, made-from-scratch recipes. This new-found love of food and my awakened awareness led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Claire, and Food Becomes You!   The first thing people notice about me is my English accent, even though I’ve lived in New England for almost 20 years!  I have always loved food, so arriving in the States to boxed cake mixes, pasta with delightful packets of orange cheese and the aroma and ease of Dunkin Donuts had me absolutely convinced that my husband and I had made the right decision to move here.  I loved it all… until I started putting on weight, experiencing mood swings, and feeling anxious too much of the time. I turned to Weight Watchers to help me lose pregnancy weight – and returned to it time and again to re-lose the weight that just kept coming back.  I had been a vegetarian on and off my entire adult life, but not a healthy one. I loved bread, cheese, eggs, quiche; everything that wasn’t green. One day I came across a vegan cookbook and decided to work through the recipes. After eating more greens and smoothies, I started feeling better; my mood swings and anxiety decreased and the weight came off…and stayed off! I decided to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, met Bonnie, and the rest is Food Becomes You history!  My passion is to help people connect to an eating style and healthy lifestyle that is the right fit for them in a fun and realistic way.   Find Claire and Bonnie at www.foodbecomesyou.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FoodBecomesYouLLC/ You can email them at foodbecomesyou@Hotmail.com  

103: How To Do A Total Body Detox
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103: How To Do A Total Body Detox

Ever heard of people detoxing? Want to know how to detox? JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love PodcastShow. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. In this show we talk about detoxing and why it's so important to our bodies. Some questions that JJ answers are:   1. why we need to detox 2. what is a detox 3. how to detox 4. safe and unsafe detoxing   During the show JJ refers to sources of other information so I have added the links for you here:   Sugar show (audio) http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-009-the-truth-about-sugar/ Bullet Proof Coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFMOMWhV8kU Shakes: Pumpkin Pie: http://fit2love.tv/2014/10/episode-38-pumpkin-pie-breakfast-shake/ Chocolate Peanut Butter: http://fit2love.tv/2015/03/episode-120-chocolate-peanut-butter-smoothie/ Coffee Shake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrqFq-1RM3s Creamy Berry Shake: http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-008-creamy-berry-shake/ Choc Raw Green Smoothie: http://fit2love.tv/2015/09/s2-014-sugar-free-chocolate-raw-green-smoothie/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jjflizanes/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Flizanes-442944305433/

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fit-2-love-physical-emotional/id916562580?mt=2

102: The Green Laundress
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102: The Green Laundress

Erica Ahmed is the owner of The Green Laundress, an eco-friendly and people friendly company that manufactures green cleaning products. Trained as a health educator and senior communication specialist in the public health field, Erica started developing cleaning products shortly after the birth of her daughter more than a decade ago. From the beginning her daughter suffered with very dry, itchy skin. Unfortunately, Erica had very little success with the mainstream products available at that time. She began researching and experimenting until she came up with the right combination of natural, non-toxic ingredients for her daughter’s skin and laundry!  

 

  1. Baby steps to going green, make it a family affair
  2. Chemical sensitivity
  3. A bigger, greener conversation

Some questions she answers for Leslie

  1. Why is cleaning green important? What are the benefits?
  2. Aren’t there government agencies that regulate and monitor cleaning products just as they do for food and cosmetics?
  3. Why talk about green cleaning now? Today we have so many options in the marketplace.

You can see more about Erica and her products at www.thegreenlaundress.com   She also has a blog at http://www.thegreenlaundress.com/blog/ 

She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and pinterest  Her email is info@thegreenlaundress.com

101: Healthy Happy Kids Summit w/ Leslie Reichert
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101: Healthy Happy Kids Summit w/ Leslie Reichert

Christine Waltermyer Certified Wellness Coach Natural Foods Chef, Author & Teacher

Christine Waltermyer is a Certified Wellness Coach, specializing in Clean Living and Holistic Parenting. She is also the founder of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School and a published author. Christine brings together her 15 years of experience as a chef and cooking teacher together with a passion for holistic living to empower her clients with the tools for a great life.

Christine has made television appearances and her personal chef clients have included well-known celebrities. Christine has developed recipes for Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book, “Super Immunity,” Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, “Power Foods for the Brain” and jewishfoodhero.com.

Christine is a graduate of Millersville University, the Kushi Institute and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Christine is a certified wellness coach through the Coach Training Alliance. As the joyful mother to a daughter with Down Syndrome, she specializes in maximizing wellness in children with special needs.

Christine can be contacted at Christine@naturalkitchenschool.com.

 

www.healthyhappykidssummit.com

 

This podcast is sponsored by:

Maid Brigade

Speed Cleaning

 

100: Susan Sumner From Virginia Tech Talks Food Safety
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100: Susan Sumner From Virginia Tech Talks Food Safety

In the wake of all the issues surrounding food and the outbreak of food based illnesses around the country, I thought you'd enjoying hearing from one of the experts in food science on how to clean and disinfect your food and kitchen in your home. 

Susan Sumner began her role of associate dean and director of academic programs for undergraduate studies on an interim basis in November of 2008 but then received the appointment in June 2009.

Sumner joined Virgina Tech as a n associate professor of food science and technology in 1996 and served as head of the Department of Food Science and Technology for eight years. Her long-standing record of service to the university and the food science profession includes chairing university and college department-head groups as well as the Council of Food Science Administrators. Additionally, she has served on the National Academy of Science's food Forum and several of its food safety task-force groups. 

In this podcast, Susan discusses the definition of clean, sanitized, sterilized and disinfection.  She also tells us what really works to clean and sanitize items in your kitchen.  And she answered the questions - Does vinegar really kill germs. 

99: Ask The Cleaning Coach
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99: Ask The Cleaning Coach

Leslie loves answering her fans cleaning questions. Listen in as she helps four of her listeners figure out easy ways to clean. If you have a question, you can call 1-800-232-5089 and leave a message with your cleaning question. If your question is chosen - you may be a guest on the show! 

You can also go to www.greencleaningcoach.com to watch videos and sign up for Leslie's video tips that give you 10 Simple Steps To A Clean Green Home.

Leslie's book: The Joy of Green Cleaning is available on Amazon as a hard copy or Kindle. It contains 101 easy DIY recipes so that you can take the toxic cleaners out of your  home. 

98: Could Your Condition Be From Cleaning Products?
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98: Could Your Condition Be From Cleaning Products?

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director ofInvisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more visit JJFlizanes.com

JJ has been featured in many magazines in addition to the ones previously mentioned including Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, Fitness Magazine, E Pregnancy Magazine to name a few. Her television appearances include KTLA, CBS, Fox 11 and NBC. She appeared regularly with summer fitness lifestyle tips on YOURLA on NBC in Los Angeles.  She has also been heard on The AwareShow with Lisa Garr in local radio.

Invisible Fitness offer products, fitness training, fitness coaching, fitness lifestyle tips, workshops & seminars, and corporate programs. For program details, please contact the office at 1.800.571.5722 FREE.

97: Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge
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97: Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge

Amber is a health and fitness expert, international speaker and author who has dedicated her life to empowering women to love their bodies, nourish their souls and get real results that last. Her humor and passion combined with her background in education, anatomy, biology, nutrition and personal training is phenomenal, but it's the loss of her 45 year old mom to breast cancer and overcoming years of depression, eating disorders and self-sabotage that is the real catalyst for her mission and role as Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge.

The Healthy Edge began as a grass root effort by Amber and Brian Thiel in Seattle, WA. As a former college professor, personal trainer and college athlete and coach, Amber conducted weekly seminars and personally coached clients and Brian demonstrated how to prepare quick, easy and delicious meals in the kitchen. After sharing eight weeks of empowerment and accountability with over 225 people, it became clear that The Healthy Edge message was a realistic lifestyle approach to health and weight release that needed to be shared with the world. Amber and Brian partnered with April, Amber’s sister, and her husband, Brandon, and officially launched The Healthy Edge, LLC in March of 2009.

 

The Healthy Edge grew from the Thiel's living room to a core group of 60 certified Healthy Edge coaches using the professional and comprehensive Healthy Edge system that duplicated what Amber and Brian had created in their living room. Hundreds of Healthy Edge Coaches span across the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Healthy Edge spreads the message of health and hope through certified health coaches and a proven and professional lifestyle system and tools created for the coaches and their clients to ensure maximum success. The 12-week coaches certification program creates confidence and competence through effective coaching, business success systems, The Five Healthy Edge Daily Goals and community.

 

The Healthy Edge believes the rise in degenerative diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes are predominantly symptoms of personal lifestyle choices. Without making a fundamental change in the way we live, these diseases will lead to a generation of children that are expected to die at a younger age than their parents. We are creating a powerful movement to educate and empower families to live long, healthy and abundant lives. Childhood obesity and lifestyle diseases will no longer be a reality when we choose to take personal responsibility for the health of ourselves and our families. The Healthy Edge provides the foundation for this transformation in our society.

The Healthy Edge web site

Get a free consultation

Join Amber on Facebook

Leslie's Happy Hour Cleaner Seen On Dr. Oz
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Leslie's Happy Hour Cleaner Seen On Dr. Oz

96: Healing Cancer with Grace
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96: Healing Cancer with Grace

Angel Moscatelli is was a healthy mom of 3 grown daughters that was suddenly diagnosed with a rare cancer, Sarcoma, a gene mutation. She did not get cancer from what she ate or the environment. She ate healthy, exercised and was careful what she used in her home.It was not without challenges, but she will be one year cancer free or NED, No evidence of Disease on March 2, 2016 To celebrate her triumph over cancer she created a website called:  www.healingcancerwithgrace.com

The Mission of her web site is to let people know you can prevail over CANCER. She hopes this site inspires hope and faith in you and the ones you love. The strength you did not know you had will allow you to be the winner of this journey.

95: Stink - The Movie with Jon J. Whelan
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95: Stink - The Movie with Jon J. Whelan

Director Jon Whelan entered the world of documentaries in  roundabout way. After a misused youth of surfing, skateboarding and broken bones, Whelan got his MBA while dabbling in Virtual Reality –he was way too early. In 1999 he co-founded the Web auction Afternic.com, selling just before the bubble burst in 2000. Whelan was also a founding member of the New York Angels.

The arrival of children in the next decade caused a shift in Whelan’s focus, this time to social justice, and the development of “Stink!.”

“Stink!” is an off-beat movie about Whelan’s tenacious quest to uncover the source of a chemical scent in a brand-new pair of kids’ pajamas, his journey through corporate boardrooms and into Congress, and his subsequent discovery of the disturbing ‘Cancer Loophole.’

Whelan currently advocates for truthful product labeling and serves as advisor to internet and media startups. He is also a principal of Net Return, Inc., and full-time parent to two young daughters.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ICN52Uzoo0I

94: A Breathe Of Fresh Air for 2016
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94: A Breathe Of Fresh Air for 2016

“Begin Your New Year With A Breath Of Fresh Air” 

 Your home should be an oasis of clean air. Here’s why:

Staying healthy is a lot like making a good soup. We need to be concerned with what we put into it – we want fresh and wholesome ingredients. We want the water to be clean and pure. We want the vegetables to be vital and fresh. We also need to make sure nothing bad enters the soup. That sounds obvious to us, but the world has become complicated by technology and making a wholesome soup is perhaps not so simple.

We are what we breathe. That’s right. What is in the air enters our body and becomes part of us. The lining of our lungs is called the alveolar membrane. It is here that our bodies take in oxygen from the air. If the air is clean, your body is being nourished and supported with each breath. If there are toxic chemicals or allergens in your home or office, each breath becomes a challenge to your immune system.

We don’t always know why we are sick. You, or someone you love may be struggling with allergies, asthma, behavioral problems, ADHD or depression. Sometimes environmental illness is the underlying cause. That’s right, something in the environment where you live, work or play could be making you sick.

 

David Brook’s shared with me his story about his son’s life got turned upside down by environmental illness and how they finally figured out what the problem was.

 

David’s Brooks 13 year old son was a happy, energetic kid who was quite social and well liked by his friends. He experienced a rapid decline in his health. He became so sick that he was unable to attend school. 

His family spent a fortune on tests without learning anything.

The breakthrough came on a family outing to the zoo. His son was having a good time, accompanied by his best friend, two siblings and his grandparents.  After visiting the penguin exhibit, the boy had to sit down.  After 5 minutes of holding his head in his hands, he started yelling and behaving poorly, not at all like himself.

His family physician connected the dots and believed that the boy was suffering from mold toxicity. His urine test revealed 450 times the normal levels of ochratoxin in his system. The problem was due to black mold that was due to a water damaged wall in the home. 

Obvious problem right? Wrong!  The mold was growing inside the wall where you couldn’t see it.

What can you do to have a healthy home?

    1. Remediation - What in your home could be causing problems? Mold is only one of the issues that can cause environmental illness. Mattresses, bedding, carpeting, drapes and upholstery can be harboring dust mites. This is a very common problem today. Sometimes cleaning carpets and other household goods with a high temperature shampooer can be adequate. Sometimes we have to be more aggressive and remove the carpet. Bedding can be covered with dust mite protectors. One of the simplest things you can do is to use green cleaning products and get rid of the cleansers with harmful chemicals.
    2. Trap the suckers! Weather you are reacting to molds, dust mites, pet dander, pollen or to airborne chemicals (VOCs) you need a highly affective air cleaner.

Austin Air cleaners have a massive true medical grade HEPA filter to remove particles including dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander from the air. They also have a large carbon filter to remove chemicals and orders from the air.

The effectiveness of Austin Air cleaners has been clinically proven in studies at leading research institutions including John Hopkins School of Medicine and The University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. There is strong scientific evidence that Austin Air cleaners can lower the incidence of asthma and COPD episodes.

David Frome, physical therapist and acupuncturist is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region. He is on a mission to help other people improve their lives by improving the quality of their indoor air. His company, The Air Cleaner Store offers high quality air cleaning solutions including the Austin Air HealthMate Plus. You can follow him on FB at FB/FromePhysicalTherapy or join his FB group – Children and Environmental Health.  You can also read his blog “Caring For Your Health” and learn more Austin Air products at www.FromePT.com. For more information, contact us at 877.432-1AIR

 

 

 

93: Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For Blue
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93: Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For Blue

Andrew Lewin is a marine ecologist and founder of SpeakUpForBlue.com, where he teaches people how to live for a better Ocean. He raises awareness of Ocean Issues, educate them on the Oceans and their species and inspire them to implement action (via the Speak Up For Blue Podcast). He is also mentor aspiring marine conservationists on how they can get a career in Ocean Conservation.

Andrew started SpeakUpForBlue.com because he quickly realized that there weren’t many resources on the oceans, their issues, and the solutions to reduce/eliminate the issues.

He has been able to connect with many people within the industry and outside to help them realize how they can live for a better ocean. Andrew’s future goal is to create an Ocean Science and Conservation Media Company that will be able to reach people through various online platforms (You Tube, Digital Magazines, Podcasts, Live Feeds).

  • Questions Andrew answers:
    • Why people don’t know about the solutions to Ocean’s problems
    • What people can do to implement solutions
    • How can people get inspired to implement solutions
    • How can people get over the overwhelm of Ocean Issue
    • For more information you can go to the Speak Up For Blue Podcast or their website:  SpeakUpForBlue.com

Go to www.cleangreentalk.com to download his free brochure: 10 Ten Tips For Conserving The Ocean.

92: EcoRI News with Joanna Detz
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92: EcoRI News with Joanna Detz

Joanna Detz, Executive Director of EcoRI News (www.ecoRI.org) is a Brown University grad, and started out as a political news intern at CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau and then as a reporter working for a weekly newspaper north of Boston.

As the newspaper industry changed/retracted, she pivoted to a career in graphic design and marketing and is now the executive director of EcoRI News.

In 2009, Joanna thought that there was a lack of reporting on environmental issues at time when the region is facing some of the most serious challenges. So she founded EcoRI News with no seed money. In the first year, she worked full time while also growing EcoRI News. The organization now employs four full time staffers.

  • In the first segment we discuss some of the challenges faced by legacy media and some of the opportunities for digital media startups
  • In the second segment we discuss what's been in the news this year. We talk about the new compost law, challenges at the Central Landfill, RIPTA fare hikes, a proposed fee on solar by National Grid and the expansion of the Algonquin pipeline in Burrillville.
  • In the third segment we talk about their social venture, EcoRI Earth, a fee-based residential compost collection program that supports the news operation of our nonprofit.

90: Author Sophia Ruan Gushee A to Z of D-Toxing
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90: Author Sophia Ruan Gushee A to Z of D-Toxing

Detoxification expert and author Sophia Ruan Gushée joins us on our radio show to discuss detoxification and how taking simple steps towards detoxing your body and home can be beneficial.  Her new book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures -- endorsed by Dr. Frank Lipman and wellness expert Elena Brower -- is an easy-to-read guide for individuals and families to reduce their exposures to toxins and their potentially harmful effects on our health and our environment. 

Sophia is an encyclopedia of knowledge in all areas of detoxification and is available to discuss various aspects of the process. A few topics include:

• Family Environments: How to detoxify and naturally clean your nursery or children's rooms, play rooms,  kitchen and family areas

• Holiday Detox:  How to make this holiday season a happy and healthier environment

• New Year's Resolutions: Simple steps you can take to start the new year in a healthier way

• Immunity Boosters: How to naturally restore your body's health and resiliency during cold and flu season

• Digital "D-Tox": How to strategically reduce exposure to electronics to improve physical and mental health 

Her web site: www.nontoxicliving.tips

Facebook: Sophia Ruan Gushee

Twitter: @sophiagushee

91: SpongeBath™ The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder
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91: SpongeBath™ The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder

The Revolutionary Sanitizing Sponge Holder on Kickstarter

Innovation through beautiful design is what SpongeBath is all about. SpongeBath is a dual-purpose designer sponge holder that simultaneously cleans and stores sponges. On today’s show, we interview the Founders and Co-CEO’s of SpongeBath, Matthew Flannery & Tod Maitland, as well as COO Cory Ryan and Dr. Keri Peterson, who is endorsing the product.

We talk about the company’s Kickstarter campaign for the next generation of SpongeBath -- the designer sponge holder that will store, clean and sanitize sponges.

See the Kickstarter campaign here: ‪bit.ly/SpongeBath_KS 

How will SpongeBath Work?

While you’re not using your sponge, your sponge will actually be soaking in the sanitizer inside of SpongeBath. Using a patented method, SpongeBath will freshen and eliminate odors, clean mold and mildew stains, remove soap scum and sanitize sponges, killing 99.9% of germs.

It is important to the inventors that the product is Made in the USA and uses green ingredients to reduce the chemical footprint in everyone’s lives. The product incorporates the highest quality components carefully selected for functionality, durability and design.

SpongeBath can be securely and easily attached to any sink-side or placed on a countertop. It will feature an advanced LED reminder light and will be packed with enhancements and upgrades, making it even more effective and easier to use.

FaceBook link:  http://www.facebook.com/SpongeBathCo

Website: www.spongebath.com

The inventors’ background:

Matthew Flannery (Founder, Co-CEO / CPO) – Along with Tod, invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Matthew was a professional cameraman and still photographer for over 18 years. Film and television credits include Rounders, Boiler Room, 16 Blocks, Emmy nominated shows, Sex and the City (the HBO series and both films) and Showtime’s The Big C. Matthew has a life-long passion for science, technology and design and for creating elegant solutions to solve everyday problems.

Tod Maitland (Founder, Co-CEO / President) – Along with Matthew, Tod invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Tod Co-founded The Hollywood Edge, the world’s largest sound library company with an e-commerce platform. He also founded New Deal Inc., a sound equipment rental company. Tod is a three-time Academy Award-nominated sound mixer. Tod has worked on more than 90 films, including Seabiscuit, I Am Legend, JFK and Tootsie. Tod is passionate about designing and bringing products to market that will help improve people’s lives.

The inventor's background:      

Matthew Flannery (Founder, Co-CEO / CPO) – Along with Tod, invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Matthew was a professional cameraman and still photographer for over 18 years. Film and television credits include Rounders, Boiler Room, 16 Blocks, Emmy nominated shows, Sex and the City (the HBO series and both films) and Showtime’s The Big C. Matthew has a life-long passion for science, technology and design and for creating elegant solutions to solve everyday problems.

Tod Maitland (Founder, Co-CEO / President) – Along with Matthew, Tod invented, patented and developed SpongeBath. Prior to founding SpongeBath LLC, Tod Co-founded The Hollywood Edge, the world’s largest sound library company with an e-commerce platform. He also founded New Deal Inc., a sound equipment rental company. Tod is a three-time Academy Award-nominated sound mixer. Tod has worked on more than 90 films, including Seabiscuit, I Am Legend, JFK and Tootsie. Tod is passionate about designing and bringing products to market that will help improve people’s lives. 

Kickstarter Campaign link: ‪bit.ly/SpongeBath_KS 

 

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/SpongeBathCo

 

Website: www.spongebath.com

 

Video: https://youtu.be/GJN_GeazH-w

 

89: cLean Momma, Carolyn Barnes - Staying Lean and Healthy
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89: cLean Momma, Carolyn Barnes - Staying Lean and Healthy

When she’s not doing homework, carpooling, blogging or burning dinner, Carolyn creates wellness programs for new moms, mothers to be, along with nonprofit organizations helping women and mothers in need. In addition she’s created wellness/fitness programs for Wells Fargo, CVS, Fresh and Easy.

Carolyn has been featured as an expert on Good Morning America, Fox News, The Doctors, Style TV, KTLA News, CBS New, ABC News and The Today Show. She’s also served as a fitness content contributor for: Shape, Self, Fitness, Woman’s First, Parenting, LA Parent, Red Book, Real Simple, All You, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Washington Post, National Enquirer and the Daily News.

In this show we talk about Carolyn’s newest adventure which is being a coach on the new ABC show: My Diet is Better Than Your Diet which will be airing in January. Carolyn shares some tips and tricks she recommends for getting through the holidays without gaining that “holiday 10”.  Listen and learn how you can cut back, workout and keep your focus any time of year.

 

88: Karen Girardo from Just Naturals
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88: Karen Girardo from Just Naturals

Karen Girardo, owner and founder of Just Naturals in Bedford, New Hampshire, worked in the corporate world for over 20 years before starting her company 10 years ago. Her personal story is what motivated her and led her down this path to find great performing natural products. Shortly after leaving her job to stay at home with her school age son, she became very ill. She experienced debilitating reactions to common household cleaning, laundry, and personal care products.  For many years Karen has held a close alliance with the naturopathic and holistic community. She educated herself over the years in order to help her and her son with various allergies, asthma and autoimmune issues. This background, combined with her corporate experience in product development and marketing, was very instrumental in providing the launching ground for Just Naturals.

Karen’s passion drove the research and found the resources needed to begin her business. She developed an award-winning line of authentically natural products for the home and body. Just Naturals Retail Store and On-Line Store are unique in that they provide a complete natural solution for your home (room by room) and body (face, body & bath).

Just Naturals Mission: Our passion for helping others achieve a more natural, healthy lifestyle is shown through our dedication to developing superior-performing natural products ...enhancing the well-being of entire families!

Links from the show:

Karen is giving all our listeners a 20% off discount. Just the coupon code Green20 in the checkout.  www.justnaturalproducts.com

Karen has also given us a gift basket that you can win. Enter here until 12/15/2015

http://gvwy.io/amas08n

87: My Organic Beauty Bar's Danielle Slawsby
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87: My Organic Beauty Bar's Danielle Slawsby

Would you eat your hand cream? Of course not! Your skin is your largest body organ. When you slather lotion all over your body, you’re ingesting whatever is in that lotion through your skin. So wouldn’t you want to use products that are just as natural as something you’d eat?

At My Organic Beauty Bar–MOBB for short–we’re about helping you look and feel your best, as naturally as possible.

If you’re finding yourself here, we imagine you’ve heard a thing or two about chemicals or other toxic ingredients lurking in your everyday health and beauty products. And if you’re any thing like us, you don’t want them there. For many products available today, it’s true. They’re in there, along with loads of other chemicals we don’t want to be putting on our bodies and absorbing through our skin. And unless you have a PhD in cosmetology or chemistry, you could spend weeks, months or even years researching what’s really hiding in all of those pretty bottles and tubes.

We deserve better than that.

We treat beauty and health with a holistic, no-nonsense, common-sense approach. Our bodies aren’t meant to take in chemicals and pseudo-ingredients. It just isn’t safe. Why take the risk when you can treat your body to products made with organic super foods, natural healing botanicals and other nutritional and rejuvenating ingredients that make you look and feel your best?

At MOBB, we sell items from Miessence–a brand that we use every day and a company we can truly stand behind. All Miessence products have been extensively researched and developed for quality and effectiveness using pure, natural ingredients without any artificial chemical processing. Many of them are certified organic. We believe that Miessence truly cares about our health, our beauty, the health of the planet and our complete essence.

Organic, natural, beautiful. Just like you.

Show links: www.myorganicbeautybar.com

Sign up for her newsletter: http://www.myorganicbeautybar.com/newsletter/

Take the Vitality Challenge: http://www.miessence.com/myorganicbeautybar/en/product/19500/superfood-vitality-challenge-pack

86: Holistic Dentistry w/ Dr. Diane Meyer
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86: Holistic Dentistry w/ Dr. Diane Meyer

It has never been a more exciting time to be a dentist, as dentistry and medicine move closer together than ever before. Recent studies have shed light on a whole new arena of dentistry by proving that the health of your mouth can affect the overall health of your body. Decreasing the member’s exposure to known toxins through Bio-Compatibility testing, while optimizing the immune system with adequate nutrition, is the hallmark of Dr. Diane Meyer’s philosophy.

Dr. Meyer has been extensively trained in the mouth-body-emotion connection. Her entire working career of 38 years has been in the dental field in one capacity or another. She started out in high school at age 16 as a dental assistant trained at Davea. Dr. Meyer graduated from Elmhurst College with a B.S. degree in psychology, in addition to excelling in physiology and biology. She held positions as a student liaison for the Chicago Dental Society and Secretary Treasurer while attending Loyola University Dental School, where she graduated in 1991. Since 1998, Dr. Meyer learned about the hazards of mercury, and her workplace has operated in being mercury safe ever since. Soon thereafter, she discovered Dr. Hall Huggins along with Dr. Douglas Cook and decided to mentor under both to learn their methods. Since mentoring under Dr. Huggins and Dr. Cook, taking the wisdom of both as well as others to build a treatment that she refers to as “The Meyer Protocol”. Through thousands of hours of study and watching the failures of the existing protocols, Dr. Meyer was driven to derive her own protocols with greater success.                                                                 Dr. Meyer believes that an individual cannot experience the best overall health without addressing the body’s basic nutritional needs. She utilizes medical practitioners and other health-care providers along with her own knowledge to reach this goal. Comprehensive testing helps to minimize the immune system’s reactions to all things put into/on the body. Additionally, Dr. Meyer is Mercury safe, which is a stricter protocol than Mercury free. Dr. Meyer also shares her love of dentistry with her family. She has a brother, two uncles, and four cousins who are dentists, and a sister who is a dental hygienist.

Dr. Meyer has hosted and spoken at many venues, published a book called Pick Your Poisons, published many profound articles, is featured in several magazines, appeared on television shows and film documentaries, has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, and is a member of a numerous organizations… just to mention a “few” accomplishments!

Holistic Dentistry Illinois: It is a family-friendly dental office that combines compassionate service, great skill, and a commitment to healthy living in order to improve your well-being and quality of life. Dr. Meyer’s office is dedicated to putting your dental health into a broader perspective. The office believes that the state of your smile plays an important role in how your entire body functions and how you feel about yourself. Dr. Diane Meyer leads the team in offering numerous treatments and services designed to not only treat your smile, but your overall mental, physical, and emotional state.

Since 2008, Holistic Dentistry Illinois has been proud to serve Downers Grove, Illinois, and the surrounding communities in the greater Chicago area. When you visit, you can expect a completely safe environment, powerful and innovative treatments, and a caring dentist that not only wants to treat decay, but discover why it is occurring in the first place.

It is important to visit our website at www.HolisticDentistIllinois.com for more information about Dr. Diane Meyer, the office of Holistic Dentistry Illinois, and valuable information pertaining to your health.

85: Flu Prevention with Nurse Marie From Maid Brigade
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 32:11
85: Flu Prevention with Nurse Marie From Maid Brigade

It's cold and flu season so you need to talk precautions. That doesn't mean you need to turn to toxic cleaners and other chemicals to keep the flu virus out  of your home.

Listen to Nurse Marie as she shares some great tips on keeping your home clean and healthy. Also learn how Leslie joined Dr. Oz and had her DIY cleaning products put to the test - on National TV.

You can watch Leslie on the Dr. Oz Show here: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/30-days30-ideas-your-biggest-body-problems?video_id=4591983620001

 

84: Living an Organic Healthy Lifestyle w/ Nancy Addison
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 49:19
84: Living an Organic Healthy Lifestyle w/ Nancy Addison

Nancy Addison, CHC, AADP, is an inspirational health and nutrition speaker, #1 best selling author, radio show host and newspaper and magazine columnist.

  Nancy educates people about the healing benefits of an organic, plant-based diet, she also shares how this type of diet is one of the best ways to help protect and preserve our precious mother earth. Among many other things: Nancy is a certified in plant-based nutrition & sports nutrition, raw food chef, personal trainer and chef of health supportive cooking. This is her passion, as she makes healthy eating delicious!

          Nancy has appeared on Good Morning America, Good Morning Texas, Fox Good Day Morning Show, CBS, Texas Living and The Broadcast.

         Nancy’s best selling books are inspiring, as well as being endorsed by world-renowned doctors. Her publications include “How To Be a Healthy Vegetarian” (first and second edition - second edition was a best seller),  “Raising Healthy Children ( a number one best seller),” “Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Never Have To Be On A Diet Again!” and  “Alive and Cooking: An Easy Guide To Health For You and Your Parent”, which she co-authored with Maryann DeLeo.  

 

 Before becoming a professional speaker and health counselor, Nancy experienced a penicillin overdose at a young age that demanded numerous blood transfusion and bone marrow tests, leaving her with acute anemia. Craving sugar for energy, she came very close to becoming diabetic and gained 50 extra unhealthful pounds while pregnant. She began to research all she could on health, nutrition and self-healing. Nancy adjusted her stressful lifestyle and food choices.

Nancy now commits her practice to exposing and educating audiences and clients on the effects of toxins found in our daily environment and eating healthier to stay younger looking and have a more energetic, optimum lifestyle. Nancy is an expert in diabetes, heart disease and cancer diets.

Nancy walks her talk, living a balanced life: mind, body, and spirit. “I love working with people who have that ah-ha moment, realizing their health is their greatest asset. It’s exhilarating to assist my clients in developing wellness, balance, and harmony in all aspects of their lives.” Always enthusiastic about helping others achieve a vibrant, sustainable, healthful way of living, Nancy teaches healthful living, cooking, and raw food cuisine preparation, as well as organic gardening.

83: Clean Up Your Indoor Air
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 47:06
83: Clean Up Your Indoor Air

 

Kyle Knappenberger is the Director of Applications at EnviroKlenz of Fort Myers, FL. Kyle holds a Bachelors of Sciences degree in microbiology from Kansas State University. He earned his degree while researching and testing water purification techniques. For over a decade Kyle has been working on using safe technology for odor control and toxic chemical elimination. Kyle joined Timilon in 2013 when they acquired the technology behind EnviroKlenz®. He has been involved in several key product development programs related to indoor air quality and individuals dealing with multi chemical sensitivity. Kyle co-holds six patents related to the mitigation of chemical and biological contamination

 Things we talked about in our first segment:

  1. Chemicals around the home and chemical triggers for individuals dealing with MCS
  2. Steps and ways people can minimize chemical pollution and various triggers 

In our second segment we discussed:

  1. EnviroKlenz''s work with MCS individuals
  2. Kyle shares stories of what he has heard and experienced from MCS individuals 

In our last segment we talk about EnviroKlenz products and how they can make a difference in your home.  If you'd like to learn more about their products you can visit their web site at: www.EnviroKlenz.com

 

81: 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When You Are Hiring Someone To Clean Your Home
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81: 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When You Are Hiring Someone To Clean Your Home

Just one day after the US Department of Labor published updates to federal classifications clarifying its definitions of employees versus independent contractors, one key player in the new “gig economy” bows out. HomeJoy, a click-to-consume app-driven company that pairs house cleaning providers with consumers in need, conceded its bid to revolutionize the home services industry in a press release issued July 17th, saying the outfit will shutter operations effective July 31. The quick exit is seen by cleaning industry insiders as a harbinger of more backlash against companies that outsource home services to contract laborers. These companies sub-contract their work, usually to individuals, in an effort to control expenses and maximize shareholder earnings. The problem is, this model thrives at the expense of the worker and the consumer. A new infographic sponsored by national housecleaning service Maid Brigade illustrates the 5 biggest pitfalls a consumer faces when hiring a house cleaning company that sends independent contractors to do the work.

When Injury Occurs

HomeJoy and other companies using contract labor are able to avoid many large expenses required of companies with true employees on the payroll, most notably worker’s comp insurance. It is assumed that the contractor maintains his or her own policies however in reality many contract workers forego such a major expense, instead gambling against the odds of injury on the job. “In the unfortunate event that injury does occur, contract cleaning workers may seek (and get) medical reimbursement from the owners of the home they were cleaning when the injury took place,” warns Bart Puett, president of Maid Brigade.

Tax Liability

Homeowners may also be liable for Social Security, Medicare and unemployment taxes and penalties for the contract workers who do not make accurate and timely payments to the IRS each quarter themselves. Since the contract worker is not employed by the housecleaning company that dispatched them, the IRS may deem that the homeowner is the employer of that cleaner and therefore responsible for these taxes. The risk of finding a surprise tax bill in the mailbox is slim for most consumers who have cleaning help but the fees and penalties can be costly, not to mention the professional and social stigma that accompanies real or perceived tax evasion.

Don’t Get Taken to the Cleaners

Ernie Hartong, CEO of the Association for Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI), advises homeowners seeking help with house cleaning to do their homework. “Homeowners should do their due diligence before hiring a house cleaner or professional cleaning service. To avoid the pitfalls that can occur when someone is working in your home, ask to see a copy of the company’s business license and insurance policy before hiring,” cautions Hartong. “A professional company should gladly provide these to any consumer who asks.”

Maid Brigade is the only house cleaning service that is Green Clean Certified® with more than 400 franchise service areas in the United States and Canada. A leader in house cleaning since 1985, Maid Brigade is the green cleaning industry leader and has a longstanding legacy of providing quality customer service and consistent and thorough cleaning using the most advanced techniques and equipment. The company has also implemented a consumer advocacy program in response to reports from the Environmental Protection Agency linking chemicals in traditional cleaning products to a wide range of health risks. All Maid Brigade cleaning professionals are employees of the company not independent contractors. Maid Brigade is  member of ARCSI.

82: Cleaning Up Your Emotional Baggage
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82: Cleaning Up Your Emotional Baggage

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine.  

JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall wellbeing.

And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A favorite of journalists and the media for her depth of knowledge and vibrant personality, JJ, a contributing expert for Get Active Magazine, has also been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA.

J.J.'s book, Fit 2 Love is an intriguing combination of fitness expertise with matters of the heart from acclaimed celebrity fitness trainer JJ Flizanes. Through her own personal quest for love and case studies of other men and women who have successfully implemented her fitness for love program, the author supports her position that one must love and care for themselves before they can attract a reciprocating love. Fit 2 Love also includes a four-week plan that is an easy exercise, nutrition, and self-care process that will guide readers to transform the relationship they have with themselves, their body, and others.

J.J. is offering our listeners a free copy of her ebook. Just go to this link:

http://fit2love.tv/ebook/   You can also click on the book on the home page too http://fit2love.tv   There were also three TV shows we discussed with Lynne Forrest: http://fit2love.tv/2015/04/episode-134-are-you-a-victim-rescuer-or-persecutor/

 

80: "Do Beekeeping" with Orren Fox
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 23:19
80: "Do Beekeeping" with Orren Fox

Do Beekeeping - The secret to happy honeybees Orren Fox

Honey. Drizzled over a slice of fresh bread… or eaten directly from the spoon… is one of life’s great pleasures. And with beehives springing up on urban rooftops, in next door’s back garden – even schemes for adopting bees or renting hives – becoming a honey producer seems… possible. So how easy is it and what’s involved?

By sharing the journey of 18-year-old beekeeper Orren Fox – who clearly remembers what it’s like to be a rookie – you’ll discover that keeping your own honeybees is easier than you think. Find out:

  • How and where to set up your hive
  • The tools and equipment you need to get started
  • The job of inspecting the hive
  • How and when to harvest your honey

With delicious honey-based recipes shared by talented and resourceful chefs and cooks, including Honey & Co., you’ll learn all about bees and their inspiring world of work and honey production. And may even be tempted to buy your first bee suit.

 

Links in this show:

Do Beekeeping by Orren Fox

Ask the Cleaning Coach

Call our 800 with your questions: 1-800-232-5089

 

Many Thanks to our Sponsors:

Maid Brigade

The Clean Team

 

 

78: Deadheading Your Plants w/ Clean Green Living's Cloud Conrad
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78: Deadheading Your Plants w/ Clean Green Living's Cloud Conrad

It may seem counter-intuitive, but to keep many annuals and perennials blooming all summer long, you have to cut off the blooms as they are waning or spent. It’s called dead-heading but it doesn’t require tie-dye T-shirts, illicit drugs or trippy music.  Many summer bloomers flourish with this technique so it’s something you should practice regularly.

Dead-heading is the act of removing spent blooms (and a portion of the supporting stem) periodically during the summer season. We do it to trick the plant into producing more blooms.

WHY IT WORKS: Like all life forms, a plant’s main objective in life is to procreate – to perpetuate the species.  Flower blooms precede seed maturation and dissemination. If a bloom is removed before the seed is ready to be released from the plant, the flower will believe it has not achieved its main objective and it will produce another bloom.

HOW IT WORKS:  Dead-heading is best done while weeding, this way you can be more time efficient in the garden.  As you are working through your garden pulling weeds, take a few extra moments to remove spent or waning blooms.  Simply removing the bloom will create that “Morticia Adams” effect, where the remaining flower stem seems beheaded. Instead, grab the bloom between your thumb and index finger, slide these fingers down the stem until you come to a junction where the larger stem branches off.  Snap, break or cut the stem just above this junction. In just a few days the plant will have produced a new shoot in that spot, or another bloom somewhere on the plant. Regular dead-heading promotes more profuse blooming, without added water or fertilizer.

Some summer flowering plants that benefit from dead-heading are petunias, canna lilies, roses (but use gloves and don’t slide your fingers down the stem), coreopsis, Shasta daisies, African daisies, Gerber daisies, Echinacea, geraniums and yes, even scarlet begonias.

For more information and to see the companion article go to www.cleangreenlivingmagazine.com

 

79: Back to School and Cleaner Air with David Frome
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2017-12-23 03:58:06 UTC 46:38
79: Back to School and Cleaner Air with David Frome

Back To School – Air Quality And Your Child’s Health

David Frome, Physical Therapist, Advanced Rolfer and Five Element Acupuncturist is the owner of The Frome Center For Physical Therapy, a holistic health center and The Air Cleaner Store.  He is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region.

David has made a career of helping people to recover from chronic and difficult environmental illness including multiple chemical sensitivities, ADHD, allergies and asthma.

It’s that time of year!  Children return to the home and spend more time indoors.  Parents take their kids shopping for clothes and school supplies.  As summer closes, our children return to school. How does this transition affect your child’s health?

Many children are unaffected, but for some, allergies and environmental sensitivities kick up.  That can mean an increase in respiratory problems including allergies and asthma.  It can also lead to emotional and learning problems, all due to poor indoor air quality.

Does your child have environmental illness?  Do the problems stem from the home, the stores or the classroom? How can you figure out what allergen or chemical is causing your child to be sick? What can you do to improve the air quality and improve your child’s health?

We move indoors into our homes as temperatures drop.

Does your child have an environmental health challenge?   What are the signs and symptoms?

The culprits at home, the mall and the classroom.

Cleaning products, formaldehyde in clothing, construction materials, new carpeting and mold.  Pollen, pet dander, dust mites.

 

What you can do about it.

What makes a good air cleaner?

Are ionic and ozone generating machines safe?

Why do you only offer Austin Air cleaners?

To Learn More:

https://www.facebook.com/FromePhysicalTherapy

https://fromept.com/blog/

Webinar Saturday, September 12 at noon

It’s that time of year! As your children head back to school, it’s important be keep an eye on their health. Does your child respond well to the indoor air quality at school? Environmental illness is a growing concern. Cleaning products, construction adhesives, paints, carpeting and molds can create a host of problems including allergies, asthma, behavioral problems, ADHD and depression. How do you know if your child has environmental illness? How can you learn what’s causing the problem? What can you do to improve the school environment and help your child thrive? Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/463859315?pwd=OKh0Z16LoRw%3D

david@theaircleanerstore.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner
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77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner

The hot weather has arrived and BBQ’s are grilling great smelling foods all over, from beaches to ballparks to backyards.  I have to admit, I am one of those people that love to grill.  As soon as the weather gets warm, the grill gets fired up and our outdoor cooking season begins.  Cooking on the grill is a “win-win” situation for us.  Our kitchens stays clean and our food tastes great.

 

But have you ever wondered while enjoying your scrumptious food under the blazing sun, that there might be some dangers of eating food from the BBQ and whether or not the grills are being cleaned safely.

 

“Is there a connection between foods cooked on the grill and cancer?”  Yes.  When foods are cooked at a high temperature, or foods come in contact with the flames of the grill, certain carcinogenic compounds can form.  The compounds, called Heterocyclic Amines and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, are formed when food falls into the flame and causes smoke, or when fats are heated to high temperatures. That is why it is important to choose lean meat, fish, and poultry and low fat vegetables when grilling.  Remember to trim off the excess fat before cooking.

 

When it comes to marinating foods before grilling, there are certain ingredients used for marinating that may affect carcinogens.

 

Studies have shown in the past that using lemon juice and olive oil to marinate foods lessens the formation of cancer causing compounds by 99 percent while cooking.  Lemon juice and olive oil based marinates keep foods flavorful, tenderized, and moist.  Herbs like sage, thyme, oregano, mint rosemary and thyme work wonders in reducing Heterocyclic Amines.

 

As far as cooking vegetables on the BBQ, avoid overcooking them.  Overcooking breaks down the vitamins in the veggies.  Refrain from eating the burned veggies.

 

Another major factor in reducing carcinogens on the “barbi” is by making sure your grill is cleaned before and after cooking.  Not only does food taste better when it is cooked on a clean grill, but the burnt food parts that sometimes stick to the grill plates can cause free radical formation, which has been shown to cause tissue damage and premature aging.

 

Using a mixture of baking soda and warm, soapy water can clean the grill plates. 

 

Grill cleanings only need to be done once or twice a month, unless you use your grill daily.

76: Clean Green Living Magazine Hightlights
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76: Clean Green Living Magazine Hightlights

The summer edition of Clean Green Living Magazine has some great articles. In this show we interview the authors of two of those articles.  We get quick tips from speed cleaning expert, Debbie Sardone as she as she teaches us how to clean quickly, so you can spend quality time enjoying the nice weather. We also interview Jennifer Reichert who shows us how to make a simple DIY hair mask that leaves your hair silky smooth. 

You can see both articles at www.cleangreenlivingmagazine.com  Debbie Sardone is a nationally respected speed cleaning expert. She shares her tips and tricks on how to clean your home quickly.  These are unique ideas that help you can have a clean house and get you outside and enjoy the nice weather.

Jennifer tells us the story behind how she learned this simple trick to beautiful, shiny hair. By being observant and bold enough to ask and she ended up with this DIY hair mask for her hair.

We know you will enjoy this show and you can look forward to more interviews from other writers from this issue. This a the perfect way to hear directly from the authors that have contributed to the magazine.

 

75: Organic Gardening w/ Jackie Beyer
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75: Organic Gardening w/ Jackie Beyer

Learn simple organic tips and tricks from educator and podcaster, Jackie Beyer.  Jackie started the Organic Gardener Podcast to promote earth friendly gardening. She has learned a lot from the experts she's interviewed on her show. Now we can learn from her.   Jackie herself is an organic "flower farmer". She enjoys the flowers while her husband handles the acres of organic vegetables. Living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains gives Jackie some interesting weather patterns and some watering problems. Since they have drilled a new well, watering time is cut down 60%.   Jackie shared her recipe for Squash Flower Recipe: Pick fresh squash/zuccini/pumpkin flowers. You need to be gentil. Wash them and dry softly with a paper towel. Make a flour and water batter that is kink of runny, about the consistency of pancake batter - but just a touch thinner.  Start with a 1/2 cup of flour and slowly add water. Dip the flowers in the batter and saute in olive oil until they are crisp. Lay them on a paper towel until they are cool enough to eat. Enjoy right away.     Jackie also shared her favorite gardening book - The Flower Farmer, An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers by Lynn Byczynski  You can find the book at this link. The Flower Farmer Book   Jackie has a secret recipe to repell spiders from her home. Just mix peppermint essential oil or extract for cooking in a spray bottle with water and spray window screens, cracks and door jambs.   Jackie can be reached at organicgardenerpodcast@gmail.com and her web site is www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

74: Organizing Mindfully with Mark Dillon
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74: Organizing Mindfully with Mark Dillon

Mark Dillon is the founder and podcast host of Organize Mindfully. Mark has always enjoyed organization and putting things in order. For the past decade he has been the facilities manager for the largest and oldest mindfulness meditation retreat centers in the west.

In this show we talk about bringing focus to everything we do including clean and organizing. Mark is in the process of writing a book - Organize Mindfully - 7 Steps to Create and Maintain Order in Your Life, and we talk about three of these steps.

We also discuss how to approach an organizing project. Keeping yourself mindful of your objective can help you achieve your organizing goals.  Mark uses the example of organizing a bookcase and how you should keep yourself in the moment so you can really organize the bookcase the way you need it to work best for you.

We also discuss some tips on reusing, recycling and repurposing for a greener organizing experience.

Things we discuss in this show:

Organize Mindfully - the website: http://organizemindfully.com

The Container Store:  http://thecontainerstore.com

Freecycle: http://freecycle.com

73: Repelling Pests the Natural Way
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73: Repelling Pests the Natural Way

Everyone likes to kill any pests or insects they encounter, but today we thought we would tell you ways to repel the insects, so you don't even have to deal with them.  We talk about some common myths and we tell you what really works.

72: The Best Vacuum For YOU!
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72: The Best Vacuum For YOU!

How do you purchase the right vacuum for your home. There are some questions you need to answer before you start looking. Some questions are about your personality and some are about the type of home you have. Once you have the answer to these questions you can start looking for a good vacuum. A […]

71: Founder of BostonEco, Janet Morgenstern Passani, shares her visions for a sustainable community
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71: Founder of BostonEco, Janet Morgenstern Passani, shares her visions for a sustainable community

Janet Morgenstern Passani is a brand marketing expert specializing in launching and growing healthy, natural lifestyle products and services. She owns her own company called Jute Marketing. As a strategic marketer with a creative twist, she has led marketing departments and worked with major U.S. and international companies including Stride Rite footwear, Smartfood popcorn (which […]

70: Eating Well with Marye Audet of Restless Chipotle
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70: Eating Well with Marye Audet of Restless Chipotle

Eating Well With Marye Audet from Restless Chipotle Today we are talking about “eating well” with Marye Audet who is from North Texas and loves to share scratch recipes from her vintage cookbook collection and family recipes on her blog, Restless Chipotle. She is a mom of eight and “gramma” to three. She is a […]

69: Chiropractic Care With Jessica Roan
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69: Chiropractic Care With Jessica Roan

Looking for ways to relieve inflammation and other inflammation related issues in your body? Chiropractic manipulation may be the answer. Join Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner, the consumer health advocate for Maid Brigade, as they interview Jessica Roan from Chiropractic Health Center of Whitinsville Ma. Jessica works to help people with “whole body” treatments. Learn […]

68: Essential Oils – For Home, Health & More
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68: Essential Oils – For Home, Health & More

What are essential oils, what are their properties and how do you use them around your home? Essential oils have healing, protecting disinfecting properties that we all should know more about. Join Leslie and Marie as they interview Lisa Reed; owner of The Natural Momma and essential oil wellness advocate that travels the country teaching […]

67: The Santa Cruz Challenge w/ Le Ta Jussila
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67: The Santa Cruz Challenge w/ Le Ta Jussila

Leslie and Marie interview the co-founder of The Santa Cruz Challenge, LeTa Jussila, who’s vision is  Restoring Connection, Community and Inspiration through Leadership: A 12-week integrative and holistic health and fitness experience that changes lives. It is the mission of the Santa Cruz Challenge to promote health and sustainability of individuals through education and empowerment that: […]

65: Be More With Less w/ Courtney Carver
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65: Be More With Less w/ Courtney Carver

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing in your closet? Or how about giving up a huge home to move into 750 sq. ft. of living space? Courtney Carver, the owner of Be More With Less has done this and more. Her story will motivate and inspire you to get rid of “stuff” […]

66: Healthy Nail Salons – Three Steps To Safety
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66: Healthy Nail Salons – Three Steps To Safety

David Frome is a Physical Therapist, Acupuncturist and owner of The Air Cleaner Store. .  He has published articles on air quality issues in nail salons and holds this issue close to his heart. He believes that clean air is a right and not a privilege and that indoor air quality issues are everyone’s concern […]

64: Spring Speed Cleaning With Debbie Sardone
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64: Spring Speed Cleaning With Debbie Sardone

Spring Cleaning has to be done, but no one is really excited to spend hours and maybe even days cleaning ceiling and walls.  In this show we are joined by the SPEED CLEANING expert, Debbie Sardone who talks about tips, techniques and tools to make your spring cleaning fast and easy!  Remember, you can call […]

63: Ask The Cleaning Coach ALL Your Cleaning Questions!
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63: Ask The Cleaning Coach ALL Your Cleaning Questions!

One of our favorite shows! Listen to the questions from our listeners and friends. From the UK to Alaska, we answer questions about rust on radiators to no-wax floors turning yellow. You can ask us your cleaning questions anytime at 1-800-232-5089. You can leave a voice mail recording and we will play the question on […]

62: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie
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62: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie

This week on Clean Green Talk Radio we answer your questions about taking the toxins out of your cleaning, does hydrogen peroxide really work and why and also tips on watching out for air borne pesticides in your neighborhood. If you would like to ask Leslie, the cleaning coach or Nurse Marie a question you […]

61: How to become a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”
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61: How to become a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”

Join Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner (Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate) as they talk with Rachel Meltzer Warren about becoming a “Smart Girl Vegetarian”. Rachel is a NYC-area based nutrition writer, educator and counselor. She is the author of the book, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian and, it’s accompanying blog www.smartgirlveg.com. Listen as […]

60: Real Food with Nina Planck
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60: Real Food with Nina Planck

  Listen in as we interview the author of Real Food, Nina Planck. She shares some great insights on shopping and preparing real food.  You will enjoy her interview and some of the recipes from her new cookbook: The Real Food Cookbook.  You may also want to take a look at her book; Real Food […]

59:Get Lean and Spring Clean
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59:Get Lean and Spring Clean

 Get A Firm Tush, Toned Arms, & Flat Abs While You Purge, Clean, & Organize! We don’t always have the luxury to get to the gym, let alone the time to workout. That said, we all have 30 seconds here and there! In fact, you would be amazed by how effective 30 seconds throughout your […]

58: Maggie Saska from Rodale Institute Helps “newbie gardeners”
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58: Maggie Saska from Rodale Institute Helps “newbie gardeners”

Today we are joined by Maggie Saska, Plant Production Specialist at Rodale Institute.  .  Saska is responsible for growing the flowers, vegetables and herb annuals for the Institute’s store sales, demo gardens and chefs’ and caterers’ plots. She is going to give us some tips on how to get a good start on our garden […]

57: Real Health – Real Life
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57: Real Health – Real Life

Jillian Lambert is passionate about lifting, educating and empowering people.  What sets Jillian apart from others in the wellness field is not only her unique education, background and experience, but also her openness and down-to-earth realness. Jillian is the author of wellness book, “Real Health Real Life,” and stretch/relaxation video/DVD “Real Serenity.”  She holds a M.S. in […]

56: David Frome Talks About Dealing With Environmental Illness
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56: David Frome Talks About Dealing With Environmental Illness

David Frome, Physical Therapist, Advanced Rolfer and Five Element Acupuncturist is the owner of The Frome Center For Physical Therapy, a holistic health center and The Air Cleaner Store.  He is a recognized leader in the field of environmental health in the tri-state region. David has made a career of helping people to recover from […]

55: The Food Babe Way – With Vani Hari
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55: The Food Babe Way – With Vani Hari

  Did you know that your fast food fries contain a chemical used in Silly Putty? Or that a juicy peach sprayed heavily with pesticides could be triggering your body to store fat? When we go to the supermarket, we trust that all our groceries are safe to eat. But much of what we’re putting […]

54: Learning How To “Speed Clean” Your Home
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54: Learning How To “Speed Clean” Your Home

When you are cleaning, it is best to avoid unnecessary tasks, and in turn, save yourself some time. We have a few things that will save you time and energy when tackling your cleaning tasks. 1. If it isn’t dirty, don’t clean it. This rule isn’t as dumb as it sounds. You’d be amazed at the […]

53: Getting Down to Business with Sarah from Organizing Boston
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53: Getting Down to Business with Sarah from Organizing Boston

Sarah Buckwalter has been a Professional Organizer for over 15 years. In 2000, she founded Organizing Boston, which has grown into the largest professional organizing business in New England and was the 2014 winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer. Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. […]

52: Clean Green Talk – Laurie B Cleans Out The Closet!
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52: Clean Green Talk – Laurie B Cleans Out The Closet!

Join us as we talk with Laurie B Style – and learn  about a “Closet Cleanse” The Closet Cleanse It’s time to remove the old and make space for the fresh and new!We will get rid of those items that don’t fit, are faded, or just weighing you down, while also creating a personal shopping […]

51: Help the Planet…Go Paperless
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51: Help the Planet…Go Paperless

Professional organizers love to reduce clutter. A great way to help the environment and have an organized home office is to go paperless. When I look at all the paper in my home and office the task of going paperless seems daunting, even to a professional organizer like myself! I tackle this task as I do all […]

50: Dr Patricia Bragg on Clean Green Talk
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50: Dr Patricia Bragg on Clean Green Talk

Patricia is a 100% dedicated health crusader with a passion like her father, Paul C. Bragg, world renowned health authority. Patricia has won international fame on her own in this field. She conducts Health and Fitness Seminars for Women’s, Men’s, Youth and Church Groups throughout the world . . . and promotes Bragg “How-To, Self-Health” […]

49: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie
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49: Ask The Cleaning Coach & Nurse Marie

Leslie and Marie answers all your questions. From flu shots to the benefits of vinegar. Listen in to learn more about living greener and cleaner. Listen to more of Clean Green Talk Radio at http://bit.ly/1zvmRFL  If you have questions please visit Leslie on Facebook and follow her on Pinterest and Instagram

48: Lisa-Ann (L.A.) Marchesi President and CEO of Bella D’ Oliva
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48: Lisa-Ann (L.A.) Marchesi President and CEO of Bella D’ Oliva

The tag line “From the heart for the heart” was inspired by cancer and heart disease that struck her family and continues to this day. Lisa-Ann’s grandmother, Anna, lived with her growing up on Long Island, New York. Some of their Sicilian family traditions were Sunday Sauce and Sinatra on A.M Oldies Radio. Back in […]

47: Cleaning For A Reason – Debbie Sardone
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47: Cleaning For A Reason – Debbie Sardone

Debbie Sardone is a popular speaker, writer, and business consultant. She has launched five successful businesses over the past 35 years. Described as a “serial entrepreneur” she owns SpeedCleaning.com where you’ll find high end cleaning tools and equipment as well as nontoxic cleaning products. Debbie is also the founder of the national nonprofit, Cleaning For […]

46: Tips from cLean Mamma, Carolyn Barnes
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46: Tips from cLean Mamma, Carolyn Barnes

Guest post by Carolyn Barnes “How can we avoid gaining weight during the holidays?” Before I answer that question, let me ask another, “Do we all just repeat the same pattern year after year, yet expect different results?The key to surviving Holiday challenges is by getting real with our selves, acknowledging Holiday triggers and by anchoring […]

45: Ask The Cleaning Coach
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45: Ask The Cleaning Coach

Marie and I are doing a new segment on the radio show this week called: Ask The Cleaning Coach. I love answering all your questions about living cleaner and greener at home. While I was doing a talk at the Congregational Church of Needham yesterday, I had some great questions and I thought I’d share […]

44: The SuperNatural Mom – The 5 Things That Will Make You Old – Before Your Time
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44: The SuperNatural Mom – The 5 Things That Will Make You Old – Before Your Time

The chemicals that we’re exposed to, on a daily basis, inside our homes, are linked to every health condition that our population is struggling with:Diabetes. Excess Weight. Fatigue. Allergies. Asthma. Autism. Infertility. Thyroid Disorders. Cancers. Eczema. And Heart Disease. We talk about the 5 things in our home (in the products we use everyday) that […]

30: Project Laundry List On Clean Green Talk April 15
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30: Project Laundry List On Clean Green Talk April 15

Join us this week as we interview the founder of the organization, Alexander Lee. Project Laundry List was founded in 1995 when Dr. Helen Caldicott gave a speech at a Middlebury College symposium in which she said, “If we all did things like hang out our clothes, we could shut down the nuclear industry.” In […]

29: The Science of Green Cleaning
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29: The Science of Green Cleaning

Greening your cleaning is two fold. It’s getting back to basics as well as using science to clean. Once you know what the basic ingredients do – you are able to become a scientist and mix up your own cleaners. I have a background in chemistry, yet I don’t really need all that information to […]

28: Hope For The Honey Bee
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28: Hope For The Honey Bee

Does the current honeybee (Apis Mellifera) Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) cause you to experience sleepless nights filled with fear and worry? Do you wonder what will happen when all the bees are gone? Put those powerful thoughts and concerns into motion with a practical action plan. Join us on March 25 on Clean Green Talk […]

27: SLOBS TV – Behind The Scenes
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27: SLOBS TV – Behind The Scenes

  Do you know a SLOB? Or maybe YOU are the slob! I believe we each have a little slob inside of us. Today on Clean Green Talk we share what it was like filming of our TV pilot – SLOBS. Joining us are Dana Ravich, our slobs sister,  and also our professional organizer, Stasia Steele […]

26: Cleaning Strategy For Busy Moms
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26: Cleaning Strategy For Busy Moms

Here is a question we addressed on this show - “I work 1 full time & 1 part time job so I don’t have a lot of time to spend cleaning. I normally clean all day on my day off – I’d like to be able to space things out a little better so I […]

25: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on Clean Green Talk
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25: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on Clean Green Talk

“We are all just 5 decisions away from a life changing reality. It goes both ways, you could be 5 decisions away from sh*tting in a bucket or 5 decisions away from becoming a millionaire. I’ve seen both.” – See more at: http://5decisionsaway.com/#sthash.Fp1Bt6d4.dpuf Listen in as we interview Matt Paxton from A&E’s Hoarders. We will be […]

24: How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Party Clean Green Talk
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24: How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Party Clean Green Talk

  Our generation is not only more electronically savvy, it is also eco-friendly and green. We are away that our lifestyle affects the planet and we need to preserve resources for the next generation. A green event is planned in and environmental manner by reducing water and energy usage.  To learn more about “green entertaining” listen […]

23: Causes – Symptoms – Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality
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23: Causes – Symptoms – Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality

  The EPA says that our indoor air can be up to 100 more polluted that the air out side. Find out what causes poor indoor air, the symptoms you should be looking for and simple solutions to make your air cleaner. We are joined by The House Doctor, Tony Pomales, http://www.housedoctorpomales.com. who gives us great […]

22: Maid Brigade Franchise Owner, Annie Bobbit Joins Clean Green Talk
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22: Maid Brigade Franchise Owner, Annie Bobbit Joins Clean Green Talk

We were very fortunate to have Annie Bobbit from Maid Brigade of Northern Conn. on the Clean Green Talk with us today. She talked about her commitment to green cleaning for the health of her clients and her employees. She is also working on our SLOBS TV show! Her team will be helping clean up […]

21: Ellen Briggs, Host of Family Food Experts, joins Leslie on Clean Green Talk
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21: Ellen Briggs, Host of Family Food Experts, joins Leslie on Clean Green Talk

Ellen Briggs, Founder of Family Food Experts, President, Food Consultant, Author, has spent most of her career in sales and marketing in the media, advertising, and natural foods industries. She began her Better Food Choices education as a child. Her mother refused to succumb to the original Wonder Bread and T.V. Dinner trends. Organic gardens were […]

20: Going Nuts With Your Laundry!
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20: Going Nuts With Your Laundry!

Kim Mendes shares her story of founding her own company, Yore’ganics. You will find Kim’s journey through personal pain to business owner very interesting.  After Kim found that alternative medicine was able to help her personal struggle with pain, she turned to natural alternatives in her home. This led her to become an advocate for herself […]

18: It’s Time To Sort & Toss
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18: It’s Time To Sort & Toss

Join Leslie Reichert, the host of Clean Green Talk Radio as she interviews Christine Salberg from Sort & Toss. Making New Year’s resolutions is common this time of year and they often revolve around self help and self improvement. Why not adapt those new year’s resolutions to your home? Think of the peace of mind […]

17: 20 Day Count Down to a Clean – Green Christmas
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17: 20 Day Count Down to a Clean – Green Christmas

Getting ready for a Holiday event does not need to be stressful, it just takes a little extra planning. Here is a 20-day plan for cleaning the three most frequently used rooms during a party or dinner. Just plan to do one thing a day and your home will be perfect for your special occasion. […]

16: Meet Audra Conklin, Founder of Audra’s Products
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16: Meet Audra Conklin, Founder of Audra’s Products

Meet Audra Conklin, founder and owner of Audra’s line of green cleaning products. Audra has combined a communications degree with a license in holistic spa therapies to become a knowledgeable and passionate speaker in the “anti-chemical” movement. After a friend asked her if cleaning chemicals were possibly causing headaches, breathing problems and eye irritations after a […]

15: How to “Fake Clean” Your Home For The Holidays!
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15: How to “Fake Clean” Your Home For The Holidays!

Okay, you only have two days left and you have to work and need to go to the grocery store. Stop adding stress to your holidays. Marie Stegner and I are going to teach you how to “fake clean” your home so your guests don’t think you’re a slob! Actually these are all things I’ve […]

14: cLean Living with Carolyn Barnes – The cLean Momma
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14: cLean Living with Carolyn Barnes – The cLean Momma

Carolyn Barnes is known nationally as the cLean Momma although in our interview admits her kids call her a “messy momma”. Carolyn has combined two things most of us hate to do: cleaning and exercising. We spent an hour talking to her about her system of clean living and TASKERCIZING. Carolyn has been on the […]

13: What’s It Like In The Shark Tank?
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13: What’s It Like In The Shark Tank?

          Listen as we interview the the Mad Skilled Scientist, Kevin Tibbs, from Better Life. Kevin and his  partner, Tim Barklage got a super deal on the TV show – Shark Tank. They actually had the Sharks fighting over them! Marie and I  interviewed Kevin live on Clean Green Talk and heard […]

12: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on A&E Talks About What Hoarding Is Really About
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12: Matt Paxton From The Hoarders on A&E Talks About What Hoarding Is Really About

Is hoarding really that bad? We talked with Matt Paxton, from A&E’s The Hoarders who gave us “the rest of the story”.  Matt is helping people cope with deep seeded problems – not just cleaning out attics and basements. Learn how Matt got started and how he’s become an extremely successful entrepreneur. Marie and I […]

11: In Honor Of Those With Cancer Who Have Won The Fight
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11: In Honor Of Those With Cancer Who Have Won The Fight

This is a very special edition of Clean Green Talk Radio where we celebrate those who have won the fight! We have with us three survivors of cancer and they tell us their stories and give us their best advice. We’d also like to thank Maid Brigade for their continued support and commitment to green […]

10: What Is The Perfect Vacuum For YOU?
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10: What Is The Perfect Vacuum For YOU?

I recently wrote a blog article for Kmart and we had so much positive response I decided to have an entire show on how to find the right vacuum cleaner for YOUR home. Going to be looking for a new one soon? You need to listen to this show…. If you don’t have time to […]

9: Scary Halloween Stains Tackled on Clean Green Talk Radio
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9: Scary Halloween Stains Tackled on Clean Green Talk Radio

Halloween can be a big stain holiday!  We talk about how to remove everything from chocolate to red wine. And you just need a few simple things to remove them. You’ll need an ice cube, white wine, rubbing alcohol and a few other simple ingredients. Listen in and find out how to have a very […]

8: Fall Cleaning – Do It Like A Pro!
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8: Fall Cleaning – Do It Like A Pro!

People don’t really think fall cleaning is important, but I feel it’s something you should do before you close up your house for the cold weather. Once the temperatures drop, your house could be sealed for up to six months. And since you’ve had the windows and doors open all summer I think your house […]

7: How Clean Are Hospitals REALLY?
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7: How Clean Are Hospitals REALLY?

Our radio show today starts off with the Clean Question of the Week which is: How often do you wash your bed linens?  You can always join in and give us your answers on facebook at www.facebook.com/greencleaningcoach.   Today the answers were split 50:50 between the men and the ladies. Men have NO clue that […]

6: Cleaning Up Your Back Yard
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6: Cleaning Up Your Back Yard

Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and I take a walk around our back yards and talk about the great ways to green clean everything from tile grout around the pool (that’s at Marie’s house) to cleaning dirty athletic shoes! Some of the products we talk about are Rockin’ Green Laundry Soap, which is […]

5: Dr. Rapp Discusses Indoor Air Quality And Allergies
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5: Dr. Rapp Discusses Indoor Air Quality And Allergies

Dr. Rapp is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. She is also a homeopath. She served as Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until January 1996. She practiced traditional allergy medicine for 18 years. After learning about environmental medicine in 1975, Dr. Rapp began […]

4: Natural Way To Repel Pests With Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner from Maid Brigade
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4: Natural Way To Repel Pests With Leslie Reichert and Marie Stegner from Maid Brigade

  Today on Clean Green Talk, Marie Stegner and I talked about natural ways to repel pests such as mice, ticks, fleas and many more. This pod cast has numerous ways to repel these pests naturally. We also got a call from Ashley who was looking for an “all-purpose” repellent. Marie advises white rocks to […]

3: Great Tips For Moving with Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate From Maid Brigade
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3: Great Tips For Moving with Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate From Maid Brigade

Marie Stegner joined Leslie Reichert on Clean Green Talk Radio. Listen in for even more tips and ideas to make your move easier. Moving can be one of the most stressful things in your life, and not being prepared for it can make it even worse.  Leaving things for the last minute can sometimes be a […]

2: How Clean Is The Air In Your Home? Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.
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2: How Clean Is The Air In Your Home? Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.

By Rebekah Armentrout Believe it or not, there are chemicals in the air we breathe at home that can be harmful to our health. I’d like to take you through a typical home and list some areas where these chemicals are coming from as well as precautions we can take to reduce our exposure. VOCs […]

1: Interview with Kim Webb, CEO and Laundry Guru Rockin’ Green Soap
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1: Interview with Kim Webb, CEO and Laundry Guru Rockin’ Green Soap

000: Interview with Marie Stegner, Consumer Advocate for Maid Brigade
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000: Interview with Marie Stegner, Consumer Advocate for Maid Brigade