The State of California Legislature got bamboozled back in the mid 1970′s by the Chemical industry to make it the Law to install toxic, off-gassing, chemical warfare into all upholstered furniture.
The reasoning [the DECOY] for this argument to install such horrifying chemicals into furniture was for ‘flame retardant’ properties of such chemicals.
This has proven to be so damaging to the environment and people that it’s now become an epidemic to have Thyroid disorders, Hormone disorders, hyperactivity in children, and other illnesses that were not at all commonplace prior to these chemical additives.
Why the United States is the ONLY developed country in this world to require such chemicals proves the power of LOBBYING by specific industries ON THE STATE LEVEL, and not just the national level.
Because California required these ‘flame retardant’ chemicals, all manufacturers simply added these chemicals to ALL of the furniture they made for the USA market. Thus, everyone else who was not living in California has been contaminated with these dangerous, and often deadly chemicals when they buy most upholstered furniture in the USA.
The ONLY way to avoid this toxic soup of chemicals coming into your home, you must buy truthfully Organic furniture that has NO polyurethane foam or other batting that has been treated with such flame retardants. And by the way, when a “Green Washing” company states that they use “Soy” foam…. this is just as toxic, but with some soy oil added! Don’t buy it!
Another issue to pay attention to is WHAT the sofa/chair is made with on the inside! Are they using chemical-laden plywood? Most of the time they do. Are they using other toxic things like chemically treated fabrics that are ‘easy to clean?’
Don’t buy this. You WILL have to be Vigilant, but it’s worth saving your life over.
My conversation on Saturday March 30th, 2013, with Travis Nagle, one of the founders of Viesso Furniture in Southern California, was informative to many people who many have learned about this whole new paradigm of dangerous chemical exposure.
Most eco-friendly furniture is made with Latex rubber, but there are other natural products available like Hemp stuffing and Organic Cotton. There are many options, but the Consumer as of today in the USA does not know about them. You might need to do a bit of research, but all of the information is out there for you to gather.
My working with Travis has been a pleasure. I found some Hemp fabric that was the color I wanted, so I had it sent to Viesso for some pillows they are making for me.
As Consumers, if we continue to voice our dissatisfaction with toxic and Earth poisoning furniture and REFUSE to BUY it…. and put our money into healthier [and ecologically responsible] choices…. don’t you think the furniture industry will finally get the message? Will they be motivated to improve their business practices?
Also check out Mother Jones Magazine’s excellent article on this matter: http://http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/11/couch-flame-retardants-cancer-toxic
Tags: Interview with Steve Gonzalez of "Before You Hire A Contractor."
Steve Gonzalez, my Guest for the January 26th and February 2nd shows knows his stuff! Thanks to Steve Gonzalez, hardworking homeowners can arm themselves with knowledge before getting stuck with the many [far too many] bad guys that call themselves “Contractors” or even “Builders” but are just simply scam artists with unnerving tactics to steal your money [and your precious time].
I was surprised to learn from two of my Colleagues at the radio network that they also had horrific stories, and one Show Host actually had a serious Heart Attack as a result of some of the structural and electrical damages that one bad contractor caused in his own home!
It appears that this epidemic of hurting the homeowner is unique to the United States.
I believe that this is a direct manifestation of our corrupted public educational system, and also our corrupted “justice” system that appears to protect and even coddle the criminal before seeking truth or justice for the victims in this area of life.
The public educational system does not want to bother with the “bad kid” in schools, so they ship them off to occupational/vocational-technical schools but they never get to the proximate cause of their behavioral issues, anger, or self-sabotage.
No training in Ethics or good business practices are given to these vocational-technical students who have become invisible in society. But then, when they grow up, they are now in YOUR HOME causing the same disruptiveness and chaos that they never were forced to address as adolescents.
Many have become drug and alcohol addicts on top of their unsavory choices. And again, they are in YOUR HOUSE.
Read Steve Gonzalez’s book, “Before You Hire A Contractor: A Construction Guidebook For Consumers” and check out his website Contractor Watchdog.
1.) Never trust anyone in the building industry, no matter how pleasant they appear initially.
2.) Get a qualified, and experienced Project Manager [who is NOT actually building your home, and who is not taking a commission from what you buy in materials, etc.]
3.) Get an Insurance BOND for large ticket items as well as demand a Bond from a qualified, honest Builder for the entire project. Warranties are great, but they are only as good as the person/company standing behind them. You need proper protection via top-quality insurance AND Bonding to protect your home and your own money. Our own Government municipalities demand this very insurance for their projects, so the homeowner is entitled to this assurance as well.
4.) Compare Apples-to-Apples. Never hire a “spec home” builder for your personal home renovation! They do not know what they are doing in renovations involving an actual homeowner! Also be aware that when the Economy is good, all people in the building ‘trade’ step themselves up a notch. For instance, a Painter suddenly becomes a Carpenter and a Carpenter suddenly becomes a “Builder.” Don’t fall for these scams.
And when the Economy goes sour, the very same scam artists who primarily like to build spec homes suddenly turn into home-renovation experts.
Be careful. Do your homework. Surf the internet for complaints and other information.
I even suggest looking at their financial and historical backgrounds to see if anyone you are hiring to do a small, medium or large project is even worthy of your time, your home, and your money.
You can listen to both shows in the “Archives” section.
My conversation with Leslie Carol Botha of Holy Hormones! was lively as this discussion about hormones has so many sub-categories that are crucially important in order to grasp the big picture of hormones and how important they are to every aspect of your health and living on this planet.
Leslie told me how your brain is in charge of the hormones and that you must protect this incredible, delicate balance to maintain hormonal health. Zeolitesare one product that Leslie uses daily [and has gotten me using them as well]. Zeolites are a mineral liquid substance that helps to wash out of your body the heavy metals, toxins, and xenon-estrogen mimicker invaders.
Zeolites are incredible because they don’t hurt any organ while they cleanse your body of toxins. Remember, you need to also be taking care of your Liver and Kidneys with Milk Thistle and Dandelion to help your body clean itself of the daily onslaught of pollutants.
Men are also vulnerable to hormonal imbalance with the many petrochemicals, toxic pharmaceutical drugs, plastics [xeno-estrogens] and other intoxicant chemicals that bombard their bodies and cause an over-production of Estrogen in their bodies.
Check out Leslie’s web site for more information on what she recommends and to listen to her many shows regarding this most important topic www.holyhormones.com
I take Zeolites with Chlorella, Vitamin D [Garden of Life brand, "Raw"], a high quality powdered greens supplement in my morning smoothie, Maca powder [comes in capsules now, too], Wild Yam cream [El Milagro Herbs], I also have Wild Yam in a dropper supplement form, pine pollen and bee pollen, and I clean my Liver and Kidneys with Milk Thistle and Dandelion supplements and herbal teas, and now I am trying an Essential Oil cream to add to my arsenal. I also like “Dorey Aromatherapy,” who also makes an essential oil hormonal balancing cream. Lastly, there are natural progesterone creams on the market that do not contain toxic additives. “All Natural Cosmetics.com” sells one brand. Do your research, and take control of your own health.
There are other products that Leslie has on her web site that I plan on using. She gave us the excellent brand of “Young Living” essential oils who makes a natural progesterone/essential oil blend.
Leslie made it clear that your brain is the main creator and Chief of your body’s hormones, so taking care of your brain health is what we should focus on when balancing our hormones.
One at-home healing method that Leslie shared is taking a bath with Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, and Epsom Salts. This, she says, helps to rid your body gently of toxins as you soak. I tried it one night, and I slept like a baby! I now keep these products next to my tub! Please use “food grade” hydrogen peroxide, and not the toxic stuff at the average pharmacy.
I also will add that when you look at the toxic ingredients in DAILY personal care products, cleaning materials, toxic furniture and mattresses [that have very dangerous 'flame retardants' that are carcinogens], pesticides, toxic paints, toxic/GMO/processed foods and preservatives, toxic clothing [dyes, synthetic fabrics], very damaging hair color products [at most salons and in pretty packages in the drug store], toxic makeup… you cannot be surprised at the hormonal stress our bodies are under, and thus, the many dis-eases that seem to elude most of the medical care system.
Clean up your lifestyle! LOOK at ingredients, and learn what ingredients are toxic such as processed sugar, processed salt [VERY different from the good-for-you natural Sea Salt], perfumes or “parfum” [contains hundreds of chemicals], Sodium Benzoate [turns into Benzene once in your blood stream and in many, many shampoos, conditioners, makeup, etc.], Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methyl Paraben [all Parabens], Propylene Glycol, petroleum, talcum powder, PPD [P-Phenylenediamine] in chemical hair dyes, flame retardants like PBDE [accumulates in body and in the environment]… and the list goes on.
#1.) I use ALL natural cosmetics. I am a real blood-hound when it comes to seeking natural face care and makeup. It’s amazing to know that you have many beautiful companies that are making such gorgeous cosmetics and skincare so you don’t have to compromise.
#2.) My shampoo/conditioner/hair color: There are many small companies that make amazing non-toxic hair care. Allafia is one brand along with Aubrey, Sea Chi, Solay, Living Libations, Dr. Christopher, Griffin Remedy, Miessence, Paul Penders, 100 percent pure, California Baby, Dr. Alkaitis, The Body Deli, Feed Your Volume by Yarok, Living Nature, Intelligent Nutrients, Dr. Bronner’s, Keys-Soap Company… and the list continues to many more excellent, natural companies!
There are some great companies that have come forward who are truthful, and honorable in their ingredients. So be encouraged! But also be aware that there are many “natural” and “organic” brands that are outright dangerous and continue to slip into their formulas some hormone damaging, immune compromising ingredients.
Hair color: There are several great brands of Henna. Cleopatra used Henna and many great beauties of the world have used, and continue to use Henna as their choice for naturally beautiful [and safe] hair color. There are a few brands that I personally like, as they cover gray and give great hair color that you can play with when you mix different colors together. The trick in mixing Henna that will cover gray is to use a glass bowl and a plastic spatula for mixing to start with. Add in Warm/almost boiling water, Coconut Oil [I use approximately 1 to 2 TBSP but use your common sense based on the amount of Henna you are making], Sea Salt [1 TBSP or so], Apple Cider Vinegar or Vodka [2 TBSP or so/just use your own creative energy here], Vanilla Extract, and mix all into a ‘brownie batter’ consistency. Leave on hair for at least one hour [please wear a shower cap], and wash out using FIRST Jojoba oil, or any wonderful oil that you like with warm water to get the henna out. Then shampoo with Organic/natural shampoo. Save your money…. and save your life. Do your own hair color and get really creative!
My favorite brands of authentic Henna are “Henna King” and “Colora.” If you have blond hair, Colora has more choices. However, Colora takes a bit more massaging to get out, so be gentle and use lots of oil and warm water to work it out of your hair after you color. You will be really pleased with the results once you get the hang of it! Additionally, there are other true, authentic Henna brands literally from the middle-east, so do an internet search. I do not like any of the Henna sold in Health Food Stores or even Whole Foods. They are not able to cover gray, and their quality to me is questionable. Henna should be beautiful, easy, and even empowering to you as a woman since it can nourish your hair and allows the pores on your scalp to regenerate, breathe, and thereby grow stronger hair.
#3.) CLEANING for home: Use a spray bottle with white vinegar and water with some Essential Oil of your choice [Lavendar, Peppermint, etc.] This will be your household cleaning spray. Also, you can use my favorite combination of Cheap VODKA and water in a spray bottle with a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil. “Thieves” brand cleaners are also fantastic. They are entirely non-toxic and use essential oils in their formula. Baking Soda for scrubbing out bathtubs, tile, etc. You can also use some Hydrogen Peroxide on tiles with Baking Soda for more power. There are non-toxic companies, and some are sold at Whole Foods or other natural stores, but please read labels and be careful.
Again, there is a lot of money to be made from saying “Organic” or “Natural” and you, the consumer, need to be vigilant in reading ingredients.
#4.) Furniture and Bedding. Please buy only Organic. I know this is a tough one. If you have a bed you like, then get an Organic Wool or Natural Latex topper. All of the beds in my home are Organic.
I have several different brands of Organic beds in my home, and I have become a detective over the years in finding the better, more honorable companies in this arena. I should do a whole show on this!
There is one brand, however, I MUST forewarn my listeners to STAY AWAY from as it was the single most negative and hostile experience I have ever had in my life with any company, and to boot, their bed was so badly made and uncomfortable that I had to give it away on “Freecycle”… Sorry, “Lifekind” but you are horrible. They would hang up on me when I would call for a refund for something I returned several weeks prior… and the whole experience was very far from “Organic” or remotely health oriented.
When it comes to home/office Furniture, I have found an Amish company that will hand make sofas, chairs, etc. and there is a web site that I love called “yourecoteam.com”.
ABC Carpet and Home has some choices, but again, you need to be careful and really understand labels and demand Wool, Latex, Hemp, and other natural materials. The toxic foams with fire retardants is what is so dangerous. Latex and Wool are naturally fire retardant.
Viesso in Los Angeles has a great line, and their stuff is totally natural.
Many good, yet small companies are cropping up all the time, so learn to be your own detective and search via the internet! Always be careful, of course, and learn to understand the dangers of certain materials like toxic foam cushions [including the "soy" version] and certainly the “Scotchguard” fabrics and other non-natural and totally toxic materials.
Life changes amazingly when you start, one step at a time, to take back the control. This does mean learning to say “NO” when you need to!
I would never buy a “discount” furniture product with tons of formaldehyde and other carcinogens nor would I ever buy even a “high end” product that I know has equally immune damaging contents. Start to be a voice for non-toxic products, and write a letter to your favorite manufacturer if you need to… business will change their toxic ways and start to offer healthier products when the Consumer finally says, “NO MORE TOXIC PRODUCTS!”
Taking control of your life is a bit more work, but you will be a whole lot safer, healthier, smarter, and gratified when you are insistent on detoxing your entire life.
Hormones are affected by all of these cumulative toxins that your body has to endure. Make it easier for your body as you become an eco-savvy human.
The many thousands of girls who are permanently injured or dead from a totally heinous and unnecessary Vaccine touted to supposedly save girls from a cervical cancer is a wretched display of unleashed evil.
The fact that the pharmaceutical industry is primarily made of Genocidal germinated chemical warfare companies in Nazi Germany seems to escape most Government knuckleheads and even the general public at large.
Why are Physicians still irresponsibly ignoring the clear evidence and STILL vaccinating young girls [and soon YOUNG BOYS] for a Virus that most likely would never happen, and is also medically known to clear up on its own with NO intervention whatsoever?
Girls are disabled and dying from this Genocidal experiment designed only to make money for Merck and other pharmaceutical allies.
Check out the following websites for more information on the dangers of Gardasil:
The consumer has been mislead with deliberate, scandalous cover-ups, outright lies, and
You need to do your own homework, and understand your rights [and especially HOW both Physicians and Pharmaceutical Companies are held harmless legally if you or your loved ones are permanently damaged or killed.]
On August 25, 2012, and AGAIN on September 1, 2012, my conversations with Business Ethics Professor Scott Ventrella, www.positivedynamics.com, entailed this topic of Ethics and Honesty in Advertising of all products… and how the Consumer is left to fight back despite a big Government with many bureaucratic “agencies” that are supposedly in place to protect us.
Sadly, our tax dollars are clearly not at work when it comes to over-staffed, over-paid, and totally inept Government Bureaucrats.
Where are the Ethics in Government, Large Corporations, and even small ‘mom and pop’ businesses alike?
What is the motivation behind anyone who advertises, comes into your home for repairs, or puts up a shingle as a Doctor, Dentist or even car repair service? You need to arm yourself with Knowledge and Self-Empowerment to see behind the Intent of each and every person you deal with in today’s world.
And with Politicians… well, the sky is the limit for their promises. For example, why does Obama say he is an Environmentalist when his actions are the exact opposite? Pay attention to what he has done:
1.) Appointed Tom Vilsack, a Genetically Modified Organism and big ‘factory farm’ lobbyist as USDA Secretary. Calling this a “Conflict of Interest” is putting it lightly!
2.) Appointed Ken Salazar, a big-oil man and Cattle Rancher, to Secretary of the Department of Interior. The worst oil disaster in HISTORY happened under this numbskull. He allowed BP Oil to complete their own forms for safety on the Deepwater Horizon, thereby causing the environmental damage that is still unfolding to this very day. This wretched man also allows the Bureau of Land Management, under his convoluted mentality, to illegally “Round Up” our last remaining Wild Mustangs [on our TAXPAYER, FEDERAL LANDS!] and send them off to slaughter! This is ALL to appease the big oil/gas lobbies AND especially the cattlemen’s association who whine about having to “share” public, taxpayer lands with Wildlife! Unthinkable.
3.) The Obama Administration has quietly opened up the Alaskan Wilderness to Shell Oil, and has given the ‘green light’ for them to drill in deep water off the Alaskan Coast!
4.) “Obamacare” does nothing for the middle class. In this 2,000 page entangled mess, his cronies have added a 3.8% SALES TAX to ALL homes sold in the United States starting in 2013! And WHY would the IRS be in charge of this Sick-care bill? Controlling the masses is the answer, and if they can control your income, your privacy, and your body… then they have you. “Big Brother” is the short answer. The more complex one involves what is known as total mind and body control in a very bad way. Your future is in jeopardy here.
Health and Healing are nowhere in sight within the “Obamacare” bill.
Additionally, the big money that would be siphoned to the environmentally damaging Pharmaceutical industry would be staggering. Make no mistake, the Pharmaceutical industry literally rapes our natural resources, illegally [and without consequence] traps our wild Great Apes for their unspeakable lab experiments and tainted/toxic vaccines…. the list is endless for environmental destruction connected to the pharmaceutical industry.
All of this and more were discussed in both shows on August 25th and once again on September 1st, 2012.
Just some things to ponder.
Tags: A Conversation With Green Building Expert David Johnston, Green Building, Sustainable Home Building Practices
The Insulated Concrete Forms [ICF] and Structural Insulated Panels [SIP] and Straw Bale building materials are strong, forever-lasting, sustainable methods of building that creates healthier homes that are better insulated, sound-proof, and eco-friendly to live in.
Why has America been so slow in adopting these incredibly fast, easy forms of building?
Our old growth forests are disappearing. “Stick frame” building is a post-war “cheapie” style of building that is totally unsustainable. Douglas Fir Forests are being destroyed for this heinous building method that really needs to be outlawed in order to re-direct our building methods to ones that are both more durable and sustainable.
The indiscriminate clear-cutting of short-sighted and greedy lumber companies along with the foolish behavior of our bribed Elected Officials has put our air quality, and the future of all life on the brink.
Did you know that these egregious Lumber companies have lobbied Congress to have YOUR Federal Land “clear cut” for their own profits? Did you also know that these Lumber companies are allowed to walk into the Forest with Guns and ammunition and kill off any wildlife that happen to be grazing or living their lives in the very Forest that your tax dollars are supposed to be protecting?
Clear cutting kills birds, deer, wolves, baby animals of all kinds, and it kills our air quality. The forests are our “Lungs” of the Earth, and we cannot have Oxygen without them.
Wood is not something that should be creating the shell of a home. We need to be using better materials that don’t mold, catch fire, or create havoc on the Earth’s last remaining Forests.
ICF’s and SIP’s are the answer. They are faster to build and the incredible beauty of a Green Built home is unmistakable. The FEELING you get when you are inside a Green built home is also unmistakable. You feel at peace, happy, and you can breathe without taking in fumes from off gassing toxic materials used in most homes by uninspired and uneducated contractors.
My Guest on this weeks show for August 18, 2012 was Author and Educator David Johnston. He is one of America’s top Green Building experts and has written four books that are easy to read and a delight to learn from. Green living is both fun and easy once you know where to get the information you need to create a sustainable, beautiful home and community.
You can also get all of the manufacturers of Green Products [literally from "A" to "Z"] from a think tank called “Building Green” based in Vermont. They publish online Guide called the “Green Spec” Directory, and this is a MUST HAVE Guide on where to buy Green Building Products, pricing, etc. Check them out and join them at www.buildinggreen.com
David made many great points in our conversation this week on HOW to Green Build, and certainly on how to locate and hire an honorable, knowledgeable and competent Green Contractor.
Don’t waste your time with people who are not educated on Sustainable living or building methods. This will only lead to an uphill climb for you, the homeowner, and your dollars are best spent with the good people who have the foresight and motivation to build cleaner, sustainable, healthier homes for their communities.
Children are highly susceptible to off-gassing of toxins. Pregnant women are, too. The elderly, and anyone who is under stress or immune compromised. People who think they are healthy can be struck with an auto-immune disease that seems to come from “nowhere” after being exposed daily to toxic building materials. Allergies, to ADD/ADHD, to learning difficulties, to fatigue and the numerous other modern dis-eases that way too many people suffer from are all able to be traced back to toxins INSIDE the home [and not to mention the ones you cannot control the minute you step outside.]
Natural Clay Plaster walls are brilliant. They come in all kinds of colors, and will release “Negative Ions” into the air, creating a healthier indoor environment. Negative Ions are cleansing and very healing to the body. It is exactly what is released in a Thunder Storm and Rain Storm. It feels good to just be around when you are in a home that has used natural paints, clay plaster, milk paint, clay paints, and natural glues/adhesives.
There really is no excuse for not seeking out such amazing ways of cleaning up the environment.
Starting at home is what I have preached on my show for quite some time. When you start to clean up your home by the consumer choices you make, you will be motivated and even passionate about cleaning up the Environment in which you live.
Always remember that a White Lab Coat is a COSTUME. It was developed as a method to soothe patients nearly 100 years ago with the feeling of purity and life that the color white was thought to bring in the patients mind.
However, there is evidence that many patients don’t feel so relaxed around someone with a White Coat. In fact, many people experience elevated blood pressure and worry just seeing a person approach them in such a costume.
The same feelings are exhibited by your family pets. And when you are not around [when you drop them off at the Vets and think they are safe] the unthinkable could happen.
My conversation on August 4th, 2012 with Pet Advocate Julie Catalano demonstrates to my audience how clearly urgent this matter really is in our world. It hardly ever gets exposed in the “mainstream” but it is still a huge issue. “Vet Abuse” has touched many of us, and even some people who simply don’t realize that their pet was killed or suffered injuries from a person they thought they could trust.
Our beloved Siamese cat, “Mina,” was horribly killed by a ‘holistic’ and even ‘famous’ Vets office…. and they ILLEGALLY charged my credit card on file [without my consent] for the $895 bill afterwards… sneakily, they waited about a month or so to do it.
Wow. I thought we could trust a Vet who wrote a book, gets himself on Television, Radio interviews, etc.
The Smith Ridge Veterinary Center in South Salem, NY, run by Dr. Marty Goldstein really caused the biggest anguish, shock, and unthinkable pain and suffering to our 13 year old child who lost his beloved best friend on August 4, 2010 to egregious negligence. A totally irresponsible female Vet named Dr. Jaqueline Ruskin, was charged with Second Degree Negligence by the New York State Board.
Totally horrifying. The long fight to get the charges off of my card are a whole secondary insult to injury. I won’t bore you with these details, but the nasty “office manager” [who is so fat and wretched she should not be working in a "Holistic" Vets office or any medical establishment whatsoever] fought with all she had and even lied to American Express to keep the charges on my card! Can you imagine such a thing after killing someone’s cat?
This office negligently ripped open Mina’s Trachea when they were installing an intubation tube into her throat. CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT? They did not practice one ounce of correct emergency measures to get air into her lungs. The New York State Disciplinary Department told me this after examining her X-Rays and files.
Smith Ridge Vet Office played mind games, and even tried to blame our Cat for their mistake! This is a true sign of Sociopathic and Deceptive behavior. Truly Dangerous.
This terrible behavior is certainly not acceptable. But it is an occurrence that happens daily somewhere in America.
Now really is the time to fight back as Consumers to protect our Pets. They deserve to be worth more than “property” and the bad Veterinarians should be subjected to the same scrutiny and legal action that a typical bad human Doctor would have to face.
Listen to the show in the Archives, and contact Julie Catalano at www.vetabusenetwork.com if you have ever suspected foul play with a Vet.
My second Guest was the very knowledgeable Medical Journalist, Sherri Kane.
Sherri has been reporting on what is now termed “Bad Science” for a few years now. She has uncovered, along with many other respected Journalists, the misinformation that is being bombarded upon the gullible American consumer when it comes to Vaccines, Chemicals, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals [that stay on the market way too long as the FDA deliberately drags its feet before removing such dangerous drugs], and everything you can imagine that is deliberately burdened upon you as an innocent consumer, whether you realize it or not.
Sherri’s message was to do your own research into natural healing. Autoimmune dis-ease is on the rise from vaccine “excitotoxins” and brain damaging neurotoxins, along with petroleum and warfare chemicals that masquerade as “Pesticides” or “Garden” helpers, etc., and bad, de-natured, GMO food.
I believe in Integrative care. Sure, technology is fantastic when needed, but you need to become well versed in the healing miracles of Nutrition, Herbs, Homeopathy, and other exciting ways to clean your body so you won’t fall prey to dis-ease.
I believe that we could really have world peace [no kidding here] if we could start to employ the common sense of utilizing God’s Garden that is so clearly spelled out for us in both The Torah and The Bible.
It’s time to protect this Garden from mass destruction by some really bad forces that aim to profiteer from keeping people sick, destroying our water supply, our air supply, our food supply, and our future.
“How?” is the question. First, do your own research into natural gardening, plant care, lawn care, home cleaning products, and even innocent things like Deodorant have ALUMINUM in them and get right into your blood stream and intoxicate your body! Read labels, and be a voice to demand that chemicals be taken out of our body care products, baby products, and our food.
This is a good start. You will be a whole lot healthier to fight back and start the revolution to demand cars and other machinery that run on water or even cooking oil rather than something that kills millions of people over wars, exhaust, fumes, and contamination.
My show broadcast on Saturday, May 19th, 2012….
My first interview was with Jeffrey Botticelli, founder of Fortina [Raw, Organic] Chocolate from Arizona.
Check out his amazing and informative web site: Fortina Chocolate
Cacao, in its raw, unprocessed form is a HEALTH FOOD. It is high in Magnesium, which every human being on Earth needs for health. It is also high in B vitamins, Enzymes, minerals, fiber, and Omega 6.
It was revered by the Inca, Aztecs and even Cleopatra used it in her beauty regimen.
Jeffrey Botticelli has been quite a wonderful teacher in the awesome subject of raw Cacao. He calls it a “magical experience.” And it really is.
Cacao, in its raw form, is one of the most comprehensive foods known to man. Its rich, anti-oxidant powers are incredible. When you eat raw Cacao, you have lasting, uplifting energy, clarity, mindfulness, bliss, stamina.
However, when you eat processed, chemicalized, sugar and dairy laden chocolate [that actually has VERY LITTLE cacao in it] you eat a junk food that causes hypertension, hyperactivity, cravings, the “sugar crash” and then you get fat, feel bad emotionally and get a host of dangerous chemicals to boot.
So, don’t be fooled by the myriad of commercialized chocolate companies who want to sell you expensive ‘sugar junk’ in a pretty box.
Get the real stuff. Feel and live the cool benefits of going Vegan, RAW, Fair-Trade/Organic, Artisanal Cacao.
Some of my favorite brands of raw Cacao are
Fine and Raw Chocolate
Righteously Raw [love their Raw Coconut Macaroons]
….and these are just a few of my favorites!
The good life is awaiting when you seek the truth. Be a Natural!
My second Guest was Ross McRoy, President and CEO of “Enviro-Log” fireplace logs that are 100% recycled from wax corrugated cardboard boxes that deliver produce to supermarkets.
Check out their web site at Enviro-log.net
The Enviro-log is so eco-friendly that you can recycle the ashes into your compost and use it in your Garden!
I love eco-conscious companies like this where a group of innovative people provide “GREEN” jobs through creative, environmental thinking!
The logs will be available at TruValue Hardware and other retailers across the USA. Check out their website for a store near you… and see how gratifying [and healthy] it is to be a Green consumer!
My third Guest, John Brookshire, founder of a company that I love called “Magnascent Iodine.”
I use Magnascent Iodine everyday. It is invaluable in clearing your body and helping your hormones balance by cleaning up the FUNGUS that every human being is burdened with in this toxic world.
I keep a small bottle with me at all times, and when I travel, I pack this little bottle and put a few drops under my tongue several times on the day of travel.
If you are subjected to X-Rays, you should take a few drops before and after the procedure to protect your Thyroid.
John Brookshire explained how Magnascent Iodine has been used to help with Malaria victims in Africa, along with other parasitic infestations.
If you have hyper or hypo Thyroidism, you should include this in your daily regimen.
Magnascent Iodine, made for both internal and external use, is also a beauty supplement! It helps to build collagen in the skin and purifies your blood.
Take it in water, and put some in your pets water, too. You can put a few drops under your tongue throughout the day… make it part of your routine to combat the onslaught of chemical and viral airborne contaminants.
Magnascent [Nascent] Iodine is based on Edgar Cayce research. It is for internal use, unlike the external-use-only iodine you see sold at the drug store for cuts and scrapes. PLEASE do not confuse the two! They are vastly different. The drug store iodine is ONLY for external use… but is useful to paint onto the skin as it will show you if you are iodine deficient. IF you paint a circle or square of iodine on your inner leg or arm, and it disappears into the skin within 24 hours, you are iodine deficient, and you need to supplement with Magnascent Iodine daily.
My research has revealed so many horrifying realities about the exposure to radiation in daily life today. Computers, cell phones, televisions, iPads, environmental contamination from nuclear plants, legal dumping of Strontium 90 into our waterways [horrible, horrible practice that must be stopped], covert nuclear military testing, depleted uranium, and other exposures like x-rays and and cell towers are constantly attacking your body’s ability to maintain Iodine levels.
Take action for your life, and for our children, animals, and future.
Tags: Natural Landscape Design, Organic
My Radio Show that broadcast on Saturday, May 12th, was a lively interview with Landscape Architect Peter Alexander.
Americans have been lied to. With every misleading TV advertisement that encourages the unsuspecting Consumer to apply chemical fertilizers and chemicals onto their lawn, gardens… and then having them ultimately wind up in your drinking water and the air you breathe…. poisoning both you and your pets [and all life on Earth]… the scope of the damage this has to the immune and nervous system to every living being on Earth is beyond what most of us can comprehend.
Your life literally depends upon how much you know, and how motivated you are to take action to save the circle of life that is crucial to your wellbeing.
There is nothing better and certainly nothing more healing than God’s Garden. I love sitting outside, eating Al Fresco, enjoying the butterflies visiting each flower and listening to the birds chirp and a rambling brook…. totally soothing to my senses and reminds me of this AWESOME gift of Life.
One of the world’s worst Pesticides that kills Aquatic life, poisons people, kills our pollinating Bees, causes birth defects and other horrible dis-eases… is produced by possibly the most evil conglomerate on Earth: Monsanto.
Why and How this company has been able to undermine every nook and cranny of the EPA, USDA, Congress, and even local municipalities is inexcusable. Their toxic Genetically Modified Organisms [GMO's], pesticides, herbicides, dangerous brands like “Round Up” and other killers are nothing short of Satanic. They kill and destroy.
Nothing is more concerning for the future of our Environment than these chemical weapons of mass destruction that have been re-packaged into Consumer and Agricultural products.
How to have a Natural Garden: Use Compost; make your own Compost with kitchen scraps; hire a Natural Gardener that uses Organic Gardening Techniques; add your firewood ash to compost and spread onto garden, lawn, etc…. and make sure you include your coffee grinds, too!
Borax is a natural way to rid your property and home of pests. Also, if you have Carpenter Ants, use Borax mixed with Southern ‘Grits’ that they tend to like to eat, but will die once it expands when they eat it.
Mice and other Vermin hate the smell of Peppermint. Get a spray bottle, add some cheap Vodka, water and the Essential Oil of Peppermint. Spray around perimeter of home and even use inside your home as a natural cleaning spray! You will love it.
Diatomaceous Earth is a great way to keep pests away but is safe for pets and people and also for good insects like Bees, Butterflies, and mammals like Birds and Squirrels.
You can have a beautiful, no maintenance landscape if you think full-circle and insist upon indigenous plants, trees, grasses, flowers that will require very little maintenance and have a natural immunity to any pestilence as they have had millions of years to evolve, unlike “imported” or non-regional plant species.
If you love to Garden and are growing your own produce, you might be interested in the “Companion Planting” practice for natural pest control.
Here are some helpful suggestions:
Protect your Carrots by planting them with Leeks to repel both Carrot and Onion Flies.
Plant Radishes and Kohlrabi with Lettuce to repel Earth Flies that don’t like the smell of Lettuce.
God Aphids? Plant Nasturiums around Broccoli and bunches of Chives among Sunflowers and tomatoes to discourage infestations.
Ladybugs= God’s gift to Gardeners! A natural enemy to Aphids.
Asparagus and Tomatoes complement one another. Place one row of Asparagus between 2 rows of tomato plants.
Daffodils repel mice.
Plant Yarrow as a Boarder for an herb garden as it encourages the growth of essential oils in herbs.
Onions repel Rabbits and can be inter-planted with Peas, Beans, Lettuce and Cabbage.
Cool. You can have the most healthy life and bring to life all of the many beneficial insects, mammals and herbs around you NATURALLY.
Autumn leaves are like pure Gold for your Garden and entire landscape! Why on earth some Municipalities pay big money to have them shipped out of town is ludicrous.
These leaves nourish the tree’s roots in the Winter and also act as a magnificent mulch for your garden, vegetables, and lawn as it greatly enriches the minerals within the soil.
So, if you are in a part of the world where the gorgeous Autumn leaves fall, DO NOT allow a polluting “leaf blower” to blow them into plastic bags and away from your landscape!
Instead, you can lay them out on the lawn and mow over them, and combine them with Organic compost and nourish your shrubs, trees, gardens, lawn… every aspect of the perfect circle that God gave to us is a true bounty of life.
OR, if you wish, let the leaves fall under the tree and leave it be. Your tree will be stronger throughout the Winter storms as it is literally fed at its roots with the incredible Autumn leaves it blessed you with.
So exciting to be supernatural!
Tags: Holistic Health Care, Natural Beauty, Natural Pets, Nutrition for Animal Companions
Part I: Clean, Green Cosmetics ARE Beautiful, Lifesaving, Honorable, And Cool!
The consumer buying choices you make for your skin care, make up, hair care, home cleaning products, gardening/lawn products, baby products, and food…. they all add up in a big way and affect your health, longevity, quality of life.
In part I of my radio show today, October 29th, 2011, my conversation with Marj Melchiors of Cosmetics Without Synthetics was timely and important for all women, teens, and everyone.
Check out her website for natural cosmetics/hair/body care products that are non-toxic, holistic, and beautiful: www.allnaturalcosmetics.com
There are a ton of toxic, harmful ingredients in sunscreen, make up, lotions, bath/shower gels, hair care, baby products, and pet products…. Why? This is a ‘wild west’ in the business world, and there are virtually no regulations whatsoever. Thus, you need to be wise enough to take action for your health and be your own advocate. The FDA and other incompetent tax-draining agencies have no interest in the safety of cosmetics and the MANY chemical ingredients that are in the daily lotions and potions most consumers assume are safe and then slather onto their skin.
Be careful of anything you cannot pronounce… and even seemingly innocent words like “parfum” are just another way of hiding more than 200 toxic chemicals that make the synthesized, desired scent the manufacturer desires for their product.
Be careful of ALL “Parabens” such as Methyl-paraben, and propyl-paraben. These are toxic preservatives.
Be careful of anything with Propylene Glycol. This is extremely toxic. It makes a lotion or shampoo/make-up more viscous and keeps something in a liquid state. However, the goons that make the commercialized products KNOW this stuff is horribly intoxicating and dangerous to the body. It goes directly through the skin, into the blood stream, and then your Liver and Kidneys are left to deal with yet one more toxic chemical.
Instead, a good company will use natural oils and Glycerin to make the desired viscosity for any products they make. These natural oils are actually healing and beautifying to the skin.
Another really dangerous ingredient is “PEG” or Poly-ethylene Glycol. There is usually a number after the acronym of “PEG.” Be VERY careful of this and NEVER buy a product with this ingredient. Super toxic, very bad for the body, and certainly bad for the waterways it gets washed into and pollutes the oceans and drinking water.
Please make sure you take control of your life by reading up on the unsavory practices of most cosmetics companies that puts their own bottom-line before your health, wellbeing, safety, life.
“Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dew drops, lakes, and diamonds.”—- Henry David Thoreau
Part II: Dr. Stephen Blake: Veterinarian Extraordinaire!
Check out his AMAZING web site and get informed and be empowered now! The Pet Whisperer
I cannot repeat enough times how incredibly diabolical the ‘vaccine industry’ is to both people and to animals.
As Dr. Blake confirmed in our conversation on the air, vaccines have never been proven to be safe or even effective! Yikes! What are we allowing to be shot into the bodies of our innocent pets?
And why is it always the mentality with way too many Vets that vaccines are remotely safe and even necessary? Who REALLY taught these Vets their medical information when they were in Veterinary school? And why is it “one size of vaccine fits all” mentality?
Looks like our Veterinary Schools have been corrupted by the very same system that corrupted the human medical schools…. the big pharma-chemical paradigm.
What about food? Food IS medicine. It can also be a killer. The choices you make as a ‘pet parent’ can bring life or bring dis-ease and death to your beloved pet.
Understand the ingredients in commercial pet foods, and avoid mass-produced, chemical laden pet food brands [that are, ironically, sold relentlessly in Veterinarian offices!]
Enzymes are key to your health and your animals’ health. Everyone needs digestive Enzymes and proper nutrients to nourish the body.
I love a product called “Green Mush” by Healthforce Nutritionals along with digestive Enzymes and probiotics for my pets. I also put some Flax Seed oil into their food, too. A great product called “Salba” or ground flax seeds gives some help to the digestion, and your pet will start to have a better life with giving such health giving supplements to them.
RAW food, human-grade, Organic, free range, humane. I am personally a Vegetarian, but I realize that my Cats are natural predators and need to eat meat. I buy them human grade, Organic, local meat from humane farms. I give them Raw plus the best canned food I can buy. Some brands I personally like are “Spots Stew” and “Weruva” among other good brands that make small batches, honorably made pet food.
Among the many topics discussed with Dr. Blake today, the wretched Chemicals used for “Flea” and other parasite infestations are DEADLY to our animals. They cause dis-ease, cancer, thyroid and other degenerative conditions.
Avoid ALL products that you can buy from the pet store OR your Vet where you put a chemically laden toxic soup between the back shoulder blades of your beloved pet!
Have you ever asked yourself WHY these products have to be placed between the back shoulder blades? This is crazy. It is so highly toxic that when YOU touch these chemical products, YOU will get sick, too. It trans-dermally soaks through your skin and right into your blood stream.
Horrible. Who is in charge here to oversee these toxic Chemicals? Again, it is the “Wild West” with the chemical industry machine.
Instead, check out Dr. Blake’s Web site, The Pet Whisperer and check out your many options for healthy care for your pets.
I like to use anything with NEEM oil in it. It works wonders on unwanted pests. There are shampoos, and even sprays. You should also always put some Garlic into your pets food, and this certainly helps to keep away unwanted parasites and fleas. I like to buy the “Kyolic” brand in capsules. You open some capsules and mix it into your pets food [depending upon the size of your pet.] You can also chop up some Organic, fresh Garlic and put it into your pets food, too, if you prefer.
Be the advocate for your family that you have to be today.
Be a voice with your local and nationally elected [asleep at the wheel] Government officials. I have no idea how these men and women, whose jobs it is to simply protect the taxpayer/consumer/citizen/environment, can ignore their obvious duties to this world. It defies all logic that they are so ignorant to these clear and present dangers in our world that are easily expunged if they only had the backbone and the will to do so.
I send Love to all the animals whose lives have been cut short from vaccines, toxic food, and other chemicals that should never have been allowed into the market place. Our voices have to lift higher and louder to remove these toxins from the “mainstream” Veterinarian practices.
” What is happening to our world is almost too colossal for human comprehension to contain…. To contemplate its girth and its circumference, to attempt to define it, to try and fight it all at once, is impossible. The only way to combat it is by fighting specific wars in specific ways.”—- Arundhati Roy