What's New at momsAWARE . . .
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.
Toxic Talk Tuesday: The Great Outdoors
On our next Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry will discuss the health benefits of the great outdoors. She'll consider creative ways to spend time outside and look at the specific impact it has on the brain. It's a fun, practical topic you won't want to miss! Tune in live to Moody Radio on Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. CT, or visit the Chris Fabry Live! website to listen via stream or podcast.
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, visit the Building Relationships website to listen to the archive!
Natural Year Challenge: Month Seven
We hope you're enjoying the momsAWARE Natural Year Challenge! It's never too late to join us on our 10-step journey to healthier, more natural living. Here are this month's topics:
- Natural Year Challenge: Household Edition
Remove Stains Naturally. This month we take on the "sticky" subject of stain removal. For those of us trying to steer clear of harsh chemicals, it can be daunting to tackle stubborn stains and spills. Our Month Seven Household Challenge offers several natural stain-removal tips, along with a helpful chemistry lesson and a pH chart showing the placement of natural products like hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, washing soda, and more. Guidance on treatment for specific stains will round out your stain-fighting arsenal!
- Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition
Make a Vegetable Ferment. This month we offer a tutorial on making a vegetable ferment: specifically, sauerkraut. Don't miss our Month Seven Food Challenge, which includes a recipe, step-by-step instructions, and information on the many health benefits of fermented foods. A demonstration video by Andrea will help you take the probiotic plunge!
Healthy Summer Fun
With summer in full swing, it's time to enjoy some healthy fun in the great outdoors with all-natural, chemical-free sunscreen and insect repellent! Check out our helpful articles on Summer Sun Protection and Summer Bug Protection. No need to stay indoors with a myriad of non-toxic outdoor protection options to choose from this summer!
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.
Did you know that momsAWARE offers all-natural, chemical-free grated soap? These soap flakes are useful for cleaning, laundry, stain removal, bathing, and much more. Grated soap may be used alone or combined with baking soda, washing soda, and/or borax for a variety of inexpensive, natural household products. For specific ideas and helpful recipes, see our article on 12 Things to Do with One Bar of Soap. Visit our Online Store to order your grated soap today!
Most of our soy and corn crops are Roundup Ready, but the question is: Are we? Since the introduction of glyphosate into our food supply in the 1970s, it has been assumed that this popular herbicide is harmless to humans. See our article Are We Roundup Ready? to find out why this assumption may be proving wrong, and what steps you can take to protect your family from the increasing contamination of our food and water supplies.
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.
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.
Five Natural Products
Are you one of the many who are trying to use fewer chemicals in your home? The good news is that switching to natural cleaning and personal care products can actually save you money! See our article on Five Cheap, Natural, Accessible Products for Your Home and discover a few common items that will go a long way in your household!
"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.