Natural Alternatives for You and Your Home

We all like convenience.  Little do we think that what is very convenient is not always healthy.  In our modern homes we are surrounded by chemicals in our household cleaners, formaldehydes in our carpets and dangerous elements in our non-stick cookware.  On an everyday basis we consume food loaded with pesticides, chemical preservatives and hydrogenated oils.  We apply hundreds of toxins to our skin with our body care products and wonder why sometimes we don’t feel so well.


Subtle symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, inattentiveness and dermatitis are common reactions to an unhealthy environment that in time may turn into more serious health problems. Doctors do their best, but have a tendency to cure the symptoms and not the source of our trouble.  So we get stuck in this vicious cycle paying our medical and prescription drug bills and struggling with issues that we shouldn’t have.

This page of our website may provide information that will help to identify potential trouble spots and advise how to make a home a healthier place to live.  We strongly believe that everyone can make a difference.  It is up to us, the consumers, to buy products that are healthy for us, our families and environment.  It is ultimately our choice that drives the economy in the right direction to make only safe and ecologically friendly products.  

Most synthetic ingredients that we use were developed in the last seven or eight decades.  These ingredients cause such serious health implications because over millions of years our DNA and every cell of our body have been programmed to respond to and safely process only the natural and plant material around us.  It will take millions of years for us to adjust to new synthetically-created compounds.  In the mean time we have to educate ourselves to buy products that are safe and life-friendly.

Everyone knows that to stay healthy we need to eat nutritionally, get enough sunlight and exercise daily.  We have to remember also, that it is impossible to be healthy in modern society if we don’t make a habit of reading product labels.

Here are some suggestions on how you can decrease the amount of toxins you and your family come in contact with each day:

  • Buy organic (free of pesticides, herbicides and nitrates) fruits and vegetables, and meat and poultry raised without hormones and antibiotics.  Always look for all natural and organic.

 

  • If you have painting to do in your home, look for paint having low or zero volatile organic compound (VOC) content.  Extended exposure to VOCs in paint has been linked to kidney and liver disease.

 

  • In residences, hard flooring surfaces with area rugs, which can be thoroughly cleaned, are often preferable to wall-to-wall carpeting.  Flexible-foam carpet padding contains brominated flame retardants (BFRs) that may have adverse health effects.  As carpets age, petroleum based foams begin to break down and become an airborne dust that is stirred up each time someone walks through your home.  Carpets may also contribute to air quality problems by trapping pollutants and moisture and provide a medium for growth of mold, mildew, and dust mites.

 

  • Try to invest, if possible, in beds made from organic cotton and organic wool.  Standard mattresses are constructed of petroleum based foams and then soaked in an average of one and a half pounds of toxic chemicals.  Organic Wool Mattress Toppers is the best choice you can make.  It is the only mattress toppers that usually don't have fire retardants in it because wool is naturally fire resistant material.  Wool is naturally hypoallergenic, dust mites and mildew resistant and holds perfect shape for years.  Considering that we spend 8 hours every day in our beds on average, this mattress topper is the best investment one can make into a healthy and a good night sleep.

 

  • Avoid non-stick cookware with PFOA.  When overheated, it can emit toxic fumes.  Cook with cast iron, stainless steel or PFOA-free nonstick cookware.

 

  • Use green cleaners in your kitchen.  Baking soda is a perfect cleaning agent for your kitchen sink, bath tub and tiles.  Use all natural air fresheners, laundry detergents and fabric softeners like New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls.  

 

  • Read the labels!  Don’t put on your skin body care products full of potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredients and other chemicals.

 

  • If you own a pet, choose pet food without chemical preservatives, artificial fillers or colors.  Use kitty litter made of plant sources like pine or wheat.  All natural cat litter like Feline Pine Original is very effective in eliminating odor without chemical fragrances, and toxic silica dust.

 

  • Unvented gas stove and range in the kitchen are a source of carbon monoxide and combustion pollutants.  When in use, they contribute to indoor air quality problems.  If you have a gas stove in your house Install and use an exhaust fan.

 

  • Chemicals used in the cleaning process in dry-cleaners release organic gases.  Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), which the industry calls "perc," is the most widely used solvent used in dry-cleaning.  It is classified as carcinogenic to humans by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  A recent study conducted at Georgetown University shows that perc is retained in dry-cleaned clothes and that perc levels increase with repeat cleanings.  Try to air out dry-cleaned goods before bringing them indoors and hanging in your bedroom closet.  Seek alternatives to dry cleaning, such as hand washing items.

 

  • Radon gas is a radioactive carcinogen, naturally occurring in the ground under a home.  It is found in trace amounts in soil, rock, groundwater, wells and in some building materials such as concrete, granite and brick.  There are approximately 21,000 deaths per year in the USA due to radon-induced lung cancers.  Since radon is a colorless, odorless gas the only way to know how much is present in the air of your house is to perform tests.  Radon Gas Detector is the best devise in the line of your family safety products.  It updates air samples every hour and provides digital continuous radon gas monitoring with home radon alarm.