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20 Ways to Detox Your Home

20 Ways to Detox Your Home

Many of us have done a detox in order to eliminate internal toxins from our body, but how many of us do anything about the toxins in our own homes? Common household and body-care products are increasingly being found to have negative health effects on the nervous and immune systems, on our reproductive systems and on our endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Here's 20 tips to resolve these toxins...

MTHFR

Could The MTHFR Gene Hold The Key To Healing And Detoxification?

On her road to better health, Amie Valpone uncovered the underlying issue of all her symptoms. "One of the crucial things I learned on my healing journey is that because we are all encoded with a unique DNA, each of us has a unique response to chemical toxins and how well we methylate. Some of us can detox and process these toxins, while some of us cannot. Find out how the MTHFR gene plays a role in our health and detoxification.

Peanuts

Why Cut Out Peanuts?

I saw an advertisement on the NYC subway the other day that said “peanuts are a superfood!” and I had to smile. Peanuts have, for a long time, been such a staple of the American diet, especially during childhood - who doesn’t love a good PB and J sandwich? But on the Be Well Cleanse and many other elimination diets, peanuts are removed from the diet. Why? Well, first and foremost, peanuts are one of the most common food allergens, and there’s evidence showing that the rate of peanut allergies in the US is rising.

Solutions for Dust Mites in Your Bed <br/>And Allergens in Your Home

Solutions for Dust Mites in Your Bed
And Allergens in Your Home

When I moved into my current home in Southern California nearly 20 years ago, I went searching for nontoxic paint, carpeting, and other furnishings. My efforts were met mostly with odd looks and raised eyebrows (ah, the olden days!). So I was overjoyed when I finally found Mary Cordaro, just starting out on her path as a consultant on healthy, green home building and remodeling. She spoke my language! She immediately became my non-toxic home guide, and over the years I have referred her numerous friends and patients: people with allergies or, simply, those interested in green, clean living. Mold, volatile chemicals, indoor and outdoor pollution -- you name it, she has a resource. President of Mary Cordaro, Inc., she works as a healthy home consultant and certified Bau-biologist, lecturing around the country as well.