Recently, I wrote about my home renovation, as well as tips to make your home healthier. Well, the renovation is done, and we are happy that the chaos, noise and dust is over with. Before starting the whole process we did some research on how to make our house more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. And although we think we did a pretty good job at sourcing locally made cabinets, local hardwood, and choosing low VOC paints and stains, I wish we had come across this excellent resource from the Environmental Working Group, EWG’s Healthy Living: Home Guide. Continue reading “EWG’s Healthy Home Guide”
As a healthy home expert, it is my job to help physicians and clients understand the relationship that our homes play to our overall health and wellness. When we examine homes around the country, we find that many have mold problems, clutter and dust, chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers that are associated with health complaints of the homeowners. Physicians are now using our services to test homes for contaminants to better understand the relationships that exist between how we live and our wellness. In public health, we believe that about 90% of our health is determined by genetics, environment, socioeconomic status and behaviors. Continue reading “Your Healthy Home Can Be a Resource for Wellness”
The decision to start creating a healthy home is not always an easy one. Many people feel overwhelmed and confused by the process. I often hear questions like: What is a healthy home? Where do I begin? What might be toxic for me and my family? Remember, changing to a healthier way of life is a learning process. It does not happen overnight. Each move is a stepping stone toward the goal of healthier living. Be patient. This should be an exciting and positive experience. Here is some information to help you on your journey.
Most detergents, commercial cleaning agents and personal hygiene products populating grocery shelves contain chemicals that can contaminate our homes, contribute to health complaints, and end up in our environment, affecting plants, animals and our ecosystem. These daily-used products may contain formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene, as well as many other chemicals. It is important to educate ourselves about the products we use and understand how they can affect us. By switching to natural home cleaning and personal care products, you can reduce possible harmful exposure, while promoting a healthier home and planet. Continue reading “A Healthy Home – Some Steps to Take”
Hello all! It is wonderful to be joining the Village Green blog team! For over 15 years, I have been helping individuals create healthy living spaces. You may be asking what that means. It is my mission to help physicians and homeowners understand the importance that our environments play in our health. In my opinion, three things matter most to wellness; what you put into your body, your environmental exposures, and your genetics.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to work with top physicians and individual clients to solve health-related complaints that stem from environmental issues. It is amazing how many health complaints come from our exposures to things like mold, Continue reading “Village Green Welcomes Healthy Home Expert Caroline Blazovsky”