VOCs & Don’t Fill Your Home With Products That Off-Gas Toxic Chemicals |

Added February 12, 2011, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Technology

VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. These are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the earth's atmosphere. That means we all get to breathe them in. Volatile organic compounds can occur both naturally and from synthetic materials VOCs are solvents used in paint, adhesives, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials, home furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and even the ubiquitous craft materials such as glues ...


Why You Might Need An Humidifier In Your Home

Added March 17, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Top 10

Humidifiers are renowned as a useful helping hand in the home, preventing the flu, alleviating asthma symptoms as well as allergies and dry coughs while reducing snoring, healing dry skin - and rejuvenating less than healthy house plants. Modern homes are often warm and cosy in winter thanks to central heating or kept cool in hot summer months with the help of air conditioning. Workplaces have similar circumstances. But the air produced in these environments can be too dry.  Whether heat is removed ...


Change to a Natural Homemade Fabric Softener for Safer Laundry

Added March 3, 2018, Under: Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Removing all products with fragrance (as an ingredient) will immediately improve air quality in your home. Headaches, allergies and stomach problems?  Many such symptoms may be as a reaction to all those chemicals in your home. And one of those products on the list of chemicals is the commercial fabric softener where the ingredients include: Benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer) Benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant) Ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders) Limonene (a known carcinogen) and Chloroform (a neurotoxin ...


How To Make A Healthier Home For A Happier Family

Added May 23, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To

In the USA, there is no compulsory "health testing" for new carpets or construction materials so that any chemicals used could be off gassing either temporarily or even permanently – to the detriment of our health. Whether the local climate is too hot or too cold, home owners tend to create more energy-efficient houses that are tightly insulated - to keep out the heat or to protect from the cold – using synthetic building materials as well as artificial fragrances, pesticides, ...


Spiders & Are They Welcome Visitors In Your Home?

Added March 10, 2016, Under: Environment, How To

Many people have a genuine fear of spiders and will avoid them at all costs. But finding refuge inside our homes seems to be the common aim of many varieties of spiders and they will do whatever it takes to get in. While spiders are generally not a toxic problem here in the UK, I know that it can be a different matter in the USA. You can find a chart to identify those spiders that are venomous on this chart. Nevertheless, I ...


Is The Use of Bleach In The Home Leading To Increased Infections In Children?

Added April 10, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents, Vaccines, Vitamin D

Advertisers have greatly aided and abetted a household trend in recent years to free our homes of the slightest possibility of any germs being allowed to lurk - undetected. The sales of disinfecting cleaning products has rocketed as a result. New research from Europe Now researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium have raised health concerns about the use of bleach, saying: “The frequent use of disinfecting cleaning products – caused by an erroneous belief, reinforced by advertising, that our home ...


Homemade Vitamin C Gummies For Your Children’s RDA

Added April 5, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition

One of the most important vitamins you can ensure your children are getting (on a daily basis) is of course vitamin C. There are many fruits and veggies that contain vitamin C in abundance and these should be included their diet as much as possible. Animals manufacture vitamin C but unfortunately humans including children do not. Apparently, they lost this ability during the course of evolution. This is the reason why, in the past, cats survived voyages to the New World ...


5 Suggestions For A More Natural Home |

Added August 13, 2013, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, How To

Yes I know I am always pushing you to change to a more natural way of life but it is important for so many reasons, in today's toxic chemical-ridden atmosphere, to strive for a safer life for you and your family.  Just by using simple household ingredients, it is easy to make toxin-free cleansers that achieve the level of cleanliness you want while leaving your house smelling fresh and aromatic! A “stay well” spray You will need 1/2 cup fresh chopped thyme 1/2 cup ...


12 Helpful Hints On How To Keep Your Home Cockroach Free |

Added May 3, 2013, Under: Environment, Health

Most people will feel uneasy when they turn on the light in the kitchen in the middle of the night and see a cockroach scuttling away. They will usually rush for a can of pesticide. Cockroaches need food, water and a place to hide if they are going to choose your home over others so removing these home comforts is the first step in ensuring your house is cockroach-free. They mostly come out at night - so sleep-over in a ...


How to Handle Psoriasis with Natural Home Remedies |

Added March 31, 2013, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Do you suffer from this autoimmune disease or know someone who does? The good news is that there are natural ways to help treat psoriasis. With psoriasis, your body's defence system is triggered and overreacts The usual skin replacement process is greatly speeded up so that instead of the normal 3 to 4 weeks, the skin cells may be replaced every 2 to 6 days, leading to a build-up of skin cells on the surface of the skin. Another symptom - redness ...

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