A Home Shouldn’t Make You Sick

A Home Shouldn’t Make You Sick
// The Healthy Home Project

I’m passionate about healthy homes. Part of living with Hashimoto's, an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, means that I've gotten more sensitive to chemicals, molds, and other toxins that are common in most homes.

According to the EPA, the air inside our homes is two to five times more toxic than the air outdoors.

Even though I had worked in the wellness industry for years, and already ate organic and had a plastic-free kitchen, my journey was only at its beginning. Being a nutritional counselor and health coach, I knew that I wasn’t just taking this journey for myself, but for each one of you who’s health is being attacked in the “safety” of your own home.

 

Here are a few of the topics we will be looking at in the #HealthyHome program.

Mold

Dismissed by many, there are few studies on the health effects of mold. Newer studies and testimonies are saying that we need to look deeper.

Water

Purified water is good, but it's just the beginning.

cleaners

Why would anyone use a cleaner that would leave their home more toxic than before they began cleaning?

Bedding

Some of the beds marketed as the healthiest can actually cause a lot of problems for some individuals.

Plastics

We need to know more about hormone & endocrine disruptors like BPA and phthalates in plastics. Not to just know what damaging effects they have on their own, but their effect combined with all of the other toxins we are exposed to.

air

It's more than dust. The real problems may be the chemicals we have created.

Fire Retardants

Are they saving lives or destroying lives? The jurey is still out and the answer is really important.

EMFs

EMFs are Electromagnetic Fields created by all electric and wireless devices. There is a lot more research to do for assessing their effect on human health.

toxins

...there is so much more we need to look into with glues, paints, building materials, furniture, and so much more.