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The Holidays and Your Health
Have you given up all hope of healthy eating this holiday season? Would you like to make it through the holidays without sacrificing your health or your sanity? Don't miss our article on The Holidays and Your Health. We offer five simple suggestions for navigating the holiday food maze and starting out the New Year better than ever before! For additional helpful tips on de-stressing your holidays by making good food choices, check out our article Better Food, Better Mood.
Awareness plus creativity can go a long way toward a healthier holiday! From poinsettias to Christmas trees, find out how to avoid common problems associated with holiday decorating. Check out our Holiday Awareness Tips for suggestions for making your home both beautifully festive and safely toxic-free this holiday season!
Healthy Holiday Recipes
Looking for a comfort beverage this holiday season that is gluten-free and sugar-free? Visit Rejuvenating Recipes for our Hot Cacao Drink and Coconut Milk "Eggnog." Don't miss our many other healthy, festive recipes your family will enjoy, including Crustless Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie, Grain-Free Stuffing, Avocado Ice Cream, and Andrea's delicious Cacao Almond Balls (pictured at left).
Are you curious about the hype over toxic mold? Have you experienced a mold exposure and are unsure of your next step? This valuable resource from momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry is designed to help you navigate your way through mold testing, remediation, exposure symptoms, detox methods, cross-contamination issues, legal recourse, and much more! It's a handy, concise guide offering hope and help for anyone concerned about indoor air quality and its effect on human health. Now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions: Is Your House Making You Sick? A Beginner's Guide to Toxic Mold.
Our Christmas Beauty Balm is a luxurious, all-natural face and body cream featuring highly nourishing shea cream along with avocado butter, which offers excellent anti-aging properties. The added frankincense and myrrh essential oils make this an ideal Christmas gift! Visit our momsAWARE Online Store for this and other natural products you and your holiday gift recipients might enjoy!
Not sure where to begin when you suspect mold in your home, school, or workplace? ERMI testing analyzes dust samples to identify and quantify the mold species present, and it's a great way to begin an assessment of any indoor environment. momsAWARE is pleased to offer two levels of this laboratory testing through our Online Store. To learn more about the testing process, check out our article on How to Interpret ERMI or HERTSMI Mold Test Results.
Toxic Talk Tuesday: Pet Health
On our latest edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry took a look at pets and the environment. What does your pet's health tell you about your home? What can you learn from observing your pet's interaction with the environment? Fascinating stories from callers rounded out this informative conversation, making it one that pet owners and animal lovers won't want to miss! Visit our Radio Interviews page to listen to the archived program.
Building Relationships: Toxins in Our Home
momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry joins Dr. Gary Chapman to tell her compelling story of sick children, a sick home, and the radical decisions that affected her marriage, family, and future—and led her down a path toward helping others with the knowledge she gained on the journey. If you missed this inspiring broadcast, listen online to our Building Relationships Interview.
What Is Building Biology?
How important is the relationship between our health and our indoor environment? Can natural building materials really make a difference in our homes, offices, and schools? Building Biology studies these questions and offers 25 guiding principles for safe, health-supporting building practices. See our article explaining What Is Building Biology? to find out more!
Can exposure to mold cause health issues? Many mold-exposed individuals are met with skepticism by physicians and even friends and family. See our Mold Illness Studies article for a downloadable listing of over 300 studies linking exposure to toxigenic contaminants found in water-damaged buildings with adverse health outcomes—a valuable resource for those seeking to validate an illness or educate the medical community.
Choosing a Mold Remediator
Tackling a serious mold issue yourself can often make matters worse, as opening up a wall without proper containment can easily exacerbate the problem. But finding a qualified mold remediator who understands the potential hazards of improper remediation can be difficult. See How to Choose a Mold Remediation Company for eight questions to ask before making a hiring decision.
"How I Survived Toxic Mold"
Have you experienced a serious toxic mold exposure or know someone who has? These stories will encourage anyone walking through this difficult valley. Read the accounts of several fellow travelers who have made it to the other side in our Mold Survival Stories.