My guest is Barry Cik, founder of Naturepedic, the leading brand for organic baby and children's mattresses (they now make adult mattresses too). As an environmental engineer Barry understands toxic chemical issues better than most product manufacturers and has a "no compromise" policy when choosing materials from which to make Naturepedic products. We'll discuss why an organic mattress is so important for babies and children, toxic chemicals found in common mattresses and their health effects, and what goes in to designing and constructing a "certified organic mattress." www.naturepedic.com
My guests are Mary Ann Parker and Paul Maurer from the Jennifer Parker Foundation, which exists to provide housing for those who are homeless as a result of toxic chemical injury. That this foundation needs to exist at all indicates just how difficult it is to find housing of any kind that is not toxic. Indeed my own experience has been that I have not been able to find housing that I did not need to renovate in some way to remove toxic exposures. We'll talk about the widespread epidemic of toxic housing, what the foundation is doing to provide housing for those in need, and what each of us can do to find and create safe homes. www.jenniferparkerfoundation.org
My guest is Maria Monti, founder of The Healthy Bra Company. The wrong bra can harm your health in many ways and the the right bra can improve it. My interest in the subject is that incorrect bras can block the natural flow of lymph in your body, preventing the flow of toxic chemicals through and out of the body, and contributing to the buildup of chemicals levels that contribute to illness. The right bra can actually help your body detox. Maria is a professional Postural Therapist with 18 years experience in analyzing posture and designing corrective exercise programs to relieve the stress and strain of the daily postural duress on the body. With her experience in assessing posture and re-aligning the human structure, becoming a custom bra fitting specialist was a natural next step. Maria founded The Healthy Bra Company, in 2002. With now ten plus years experience (and over one thousand hours) in custom bra fitting, she offers a "highly personalized fitting opportunity" which incorporates a revolutionary way of matching your BODY TYPE, UNIQUE ANATOMY and presenting STRUCTURAL ALIGNMENT with the bra styles(s) most suited to give you the best structural support, look, proper sizing and fit. www.thehealthybracompany.com
My producer is getting married this weekend, so today we're running an archived show. My guest is Eddie Stone, Founder and CEO of Touchstone Essentials. I've been using and recommending Touchstone Essentials' zeolite detox products and wholefood supplements since the company began in February 2012. Eddie created Touchstone with the vision that only real farm-fresh food offers real improvement in body, mind and personal well-being. We'll talk about why zeolite is the best choice for removing toxic chemicals of all kinds from your body, how to choose effective zeolite products, industrial supplements vs wholefood supplements, and how you can get your zeolite and supplements FREE (I do)! debralynndadd.mytouchstoneessentials.com
My producer is getting married this weekend, so today we're running an archived show.
Because our bodies need pure water to eliminate toxic chemicals, we each need to have an effective water filter for good health. Igor Milevskiy runs Pure Effect Advanced Water Filters, a small, family-owned company that makes exceptional water filters which remove fluoride, radiation, and pharmaceuticals as well as chlorine, chloramine, lead, and other common pollutants...at an affordable price. We'll be talking about pollutants in your tap water, how they can affect your health, and how to choose a water filter that will remove them. Even if you have a water filter, it may not be removing water pollutants as effectively as you think. Also find out how you can pay for your filter by selling these exceptional filters to others (and there's no fee to join). www.debralynndadd.com/debras-list/pureeffect-filters
Free For All Friday will be back next week, where you can ask your questions via live open phones.
On all fridays, put the following text: Every Friday I open up the phones and we talk about whatever you want. Give me a call and lets talk! Ask your questions, express your feelings, share ideas...it's your hour.
Evan Symonds is founder, owner and "head honcho" of Evan's Garden. She makes "totally natural products that work" for body and home by hand, with the help of her family. Evan's viewpoint is that it would be irresponsible to make products that aren't natural and safe. She has learned from life experiences and vast study of natural health approaches, that only natural substances heal and comfort us in a completely positive way. When it comes to choosing ingredients and formulating, there's no compromising. She selects the most natural ingredients she can find, as close as possible to their whole, raw and untampered state. Whenever possible, these are organically grown, biodynamically grown (viewed as "beyond organic" because of the time-honored, natural cultivation techniques) or responsibly wild-harvested. Her products deliver the power of organic, whole-plant nutrition. On so many levels, you can feell the love and reverence for nature that went into their making. We'll be talking about just some of the toxic chemicals you might find in ordinary beauty products, but more about how Evan makes extraordinary alternatives. www.evansgarden.com
My guest Annie B. Bond and I have been kindred spirits since her publisher asked me to write the forward to her first book Clean and Green. She is the best-selling author of five books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment (Rodale Books, 2008), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010), and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World. She was named “the foremost expert on green living” by "Body & Soul" magazine (February, 2009). She has been the editor of a number of publications, including "The Green Guide." Currently Annie is the executive director of TheWellnessWire.com. Visit her personal website at www.anniebbond.com
My guest Vicki Latham is a board certified physician assistant, who has been working, primarily in Woman's Health for over 30 years, delivering babies during 10 of those years. She is semi-retired and currently works in a internal medicine/family health practice, at Associates of Medicine in Stillwater, OK. Vicki has great concern about protecting the health of the pre-born, who are especially vulnerable to the effects of toxins because of their rapid development and immature functioning of their detoxification pathways while in utero. It is her passion to encourage all women of childbearing age to detoxify their body before and during pregnancy and lactation. When not spending time with the families of her 4 children, and 8 grandchildren, Vicki travels extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, educating people on the benefits of detoxification, and healthy living choices. Vicki can be reached at 405-614-0079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My guest is Larry Redalia--artist, woodworker, builder, tree man, gardner, and all-around handyman. Larry has been remodeling with me without toxic building products for more than 25 years. We'll be talking about our remodeling projects, including kichen and bathroom, and specifically about our experience with paints, laying tile, and laying hardwood flooring. Learn from our experience and successes.
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