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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Don't Chlorinate Your Swimming Pool - Ozonate It

Everyone's favorite summer activity is swimming in a pool. Nothing can compare to swimming in a cool refreshing pool on an oppressively hot summer day. It was my favorite pastime on long hot summer days and there were days my mom had to coax me to get me to take a swimming break. The one downside to this was the uncomfortable unhealthy aftermath my lungs suffered after being exposed to heavy amounts of chlorine. After swimming for several hours, I'd feel tired, but even worse, my eyes would be red and sting for hours and I'd have to a cool wet cloth on my eyes. I'd then have to rinse my eyes several times for relief.  My skin, hair, and swimsuit would stink of chlorine and I always had trouble breathing. Chlorine is the worst thing you can use to disinfect your swimming pool. Studies have shown that chlorinated water has been linked to cancer and breathing problems, such as asthma. There is nothing natural, sensible, or safe about using chlorine to disinfect and clean your water. It takes quite a bit of time to air out your swimsuit after it's been exposed to chlorine.

There are natural healthy alternatives to chlorine and they're more effective at disinfecting the water. One of these alternatives is known as an Ozonator. It's a cool technological device you install in your swimming pool to ozonate the water, naturally disinfecting and purifying the water with no risk of allergies, side effects, or health problems. It's safe, odorless, and effective in protecting everyone's health. Now, you can enjoy a nice swim without compromising your health. There's plenty of information about this online.  Do you think it's time for public swimming pools to be more earth-friendly and non-toxic, especially for people who suffer from breathing problems?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The History of Wildcrafting For Healing and Survival

According to history, many centuries ago, before the Industrial Revolution, men, women, and children were self-reliant and developed a healthy relationship with nature and an understanding of the various healing properties of herbs and plants.  There were no factories, office buildings, big pharma meds, or medical doctors to consult with for advice.  They learned quickly how to identify wild plants and healthy ways to create natural healing mixtures and remedies for beauty, natural medicine, and various needs.  Wild trees and plants like sandalwood, peppermint, mint, lemongrass, tomatoes, parsley, patchouli, mustard, lavender, and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) grew in abundance and provided a beautiful vast natural outdoor laboratory for learning, work, and exploration.  

Today, many people continue this popular lovely practice.  Many men, women, and children live in self-sustaining intentional cooperative communities that function completely off the power grid and they learn how to survive and enjoy everyday life in a completely organic earth-friendly manner, relying completely on Mother Nature's bounty.  These bright self-reliant people learn how to create healing infusions, tinctures, organic cosmetics, natural healing medicinal potions, ointments, and salves and they are very healthy, happy, and peaceful.  The ability to enjoy a life that is completely self-reliant and self-sufficient will help you to feel very empowered, strong, and wise.  Which wild herbs and plants do you enjoy wildcrafting?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues indoor air quality policy for all CDC offices nationwide. Who's next?

 "This is arguably the strongest and most important chemical-free and fragrance-free policy in existence for the workplace."

 "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, recently issued a policy on indoor air quality that will affect all CDC offices (owned, leased and rented) and more than 15,000 employees nationwide. Among a host of indoor air quality standards, the policy includes specific guidelines restricting the use of fragrance in cleaning and personal care products." What took them so long?

"Workers, those person who work in CDC facilities regardless of their employer, including employees, contract workers, guest workers, and others."
This is Huge!!!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Green Your Laundry For Earth Day

With Earth Day approaching, it's wise to be mindful of the products we use to do our laundry.  Laundry is an integral part of our daily life and it's very important to keep it organic and non-toxic.  The average consumer uses commercial mainstream detergent, fabric softener, and bleach, and the toxic combination takes a serious toll on the precious eco-systems and wildlife.  Commercial detergents contain phthalates, which are carcinogenic plastic compounds, lung irritants, and fragrance, which contains at least 5,000 petro-chemicals, none of which are regulated by the U.S. FDA.  When you consider the fact that the average consumer does laundry once or twice a week using these toxic products, and there are at least a million people in every major U.S. urban city, the statistics are staggering.  In addition to the toxic residue polluting and harming your health and your family's health, imagine the harmful damage the toxic petro-chemicals have on the environment.  The toxic residue goes through the pipes, seeps into the groundwater, and pollutes the air.  When you consider the staggering number of people doing laundry using these toxic products, that's a horrifying amount of pollution. 

These products are especially harmful to people who suffer from severe chemical sensitivities and asthma and other respiratory illnesses.  The lungs are terrible things to waste.  The best way to prevent health problems is to use 100% organic non-toxic laundry products.  Baking soda, white distilled vinegar, and Borax are very effective in cleaning clothes.  You can also add organic essential oils to your laundry for improved smell and efficient cleaning.  Lemon, orange, lavender, eucalyptus, and mint essential oils are very effective in providing safe organic aromatherapy and are anti-microbial.  These products are very efficient and completely biodegradable.  

For a large load, you can use this mixture that my husband and I've used for many years:  One Cup of baking soda, one Cup of white distilled vinegar, and half a Cup of Borax.  It's best to use a measuring cup for accuracy.  Many environmentally conscious people throughout North America and abroad have been washing their clothing this way for many years and they continue to do so on a regular basis.  It’s wise and sensible to use organic non-toxic laundry products in order to reduce our carbon footprint on Planet Earth for us and future generations.  What's your favorite way of doing organic non-toxic laundry?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

10 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint On Mother Earth

10 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint On Mother Earth:

1.  Go vegan.  Did you know that with the amount of water used to produce 1 hamburger, you could float an entire battleship?

2.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  We all need to simplify our lives, reduce our consumption, and recycle.  Consider buying some of your clothes, books, and knick knacks at a secondhand thrift store.  You'll contribute to less manufacturing and a reduction of energy usage.  You'll also be reducing or eliminating the need for toxic polluting landfills.

3.  Go organic and non-GMO.  Eating foods that are organic are healthier, safer, taste better, and are much gentler to Mother Earth.

4.  Ride a bicycle.  Riding a bicycle requires no fuel and requires very little maintenance and it's very good healthy exercise.

5.  Carpool.  Each vehicle that has more than 2 passengers is 1 less vehicle contributing to traffic gridlock and polluting the road and the environment.

6.  Green your hygiene, cleaning, and cosmetics products.  Beauty and cleaning products that contain 100% natural organic plant essences are safe, healthy, and require the use of zero toxic polluting petro-chemicals.

7.  Buy your fruits, herbs, and vegetables from a local certified farmer's market or grow your own garden.  When you buy locally and grow your own, you're contributing to far less dependence on oil in shipping and production.

8.  Use natural organic herbs instead of big pharma meds.  Herbs are safe and gentle and they have no dangerous side effects.

9.  Compost.  Composting is a great non-toxic effective way to fertilize the crops and enrich the soil.  You may find a few wonderful surprise volunteers sprouting up.

10.  Organic aromatherapy.  The safest healthiest non-toxic way to keep the air clean and healthy is to use non-toxic organic plant essences.  Lemon, tea tree, (Melaleuca) lime, and orange are great and anti-microbial.

What's your favorite way to keep your carbon footprint small?