Ep. 6 #1 Ingredient To Avoid In Beauty & Home Products - Fragrance

In this solo episode, Laura shares all about public enemy #1 - synthetic fragrance. She even talks a bit about natural fragrance and alternatives to common fragrance containing products.

To make sure you achieve your non-toxic lifestyle, home and beauty goals synthetic fragrance is the number one ingredient to avoid. In fact, avoiding just this one ingredient ensures that you are avoiding a host of other harmful ingredients, since this ingredient is in just about everything.  

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In this episode you'll learn:

-What synthetic fragrance is.

-The dangers of having it in your air or on your body.

- Laura's favorite alternatives to fragrance containing products. 

- A bit about natural fragrance ingredients. 

 

Click to watch the candle video

Click to watch the laundry video


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To learn more about ingredients that may be lurking in your beauty products, click here. 

Ep. 5: Don't Forget To Breathe! With Pilates Coach Megan Dowd

Megan and Laura talk about what the heck breathwork even is and why we should be paying attention to breathing. 

Megan Dowd is a virtual Pilates coach for women who take care of business, and in the process, may forget to take care of themselves. Her whole body approach is always rooted in doing the work without taking yourself too seriously - basically, she's your Pilates Leslie Knope. 

Megan also made a private page of breathing freebies just for listeners of Non-Toxic Pursuits. Check out what she has in store at https://www.megandowdpilates.com/lnlpodcast.

*This podcast is not professional medical advice and does not replace your healthcare practitioner. 


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Megan tells us:

 

-What the heck is breathwork?

-What happens to your body when we pay attention to our breath.

-How breath fuels our movements.

-And takes us through a beathwork exercise. 

All while we giggle our pants off.

You can find more Megan at:

www.megandowdpilates.com

Instagram @megandoespilates

Ep. 4: There's No Wrong Way To Have A Baby, With Doula Ali Feroah of Birth Kweens

Today we're talking to Ali Feroah, Birth Doula & Photographer of Setting Roots Birth out of San Diego, California. She is also 1/2 of the hit podcast Birth Kweens. Ali shares all about her experiences with birth. 

*This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical care or advice. 

 

 

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Ali and I discuss:

-What is a doula? How is a doula different than a midwife? 

- Who should hire a doula? 

- 3 Pillars of success for birth

-How a doula can help the birthing woman before her birth, during labor and in the early postpartum period. 

-VBAC

-Birth Plans VS. Birth Goals

 

 

 

Links Mentioned:

VBACFacts.com

EvidenceBasedBirth.com

FIND ALI:

Birth Kweens Podcast

On Instagram: @aliferoahphotography , @birthkweens

On the web here

Ep. 2: Suzi of GurlGoneGreen on Home Birth & Holistic Pregnancy

Today we're talking with Suzi of GurlGoneGreen.com about her home birth experiences and holistic pregnancy. She's going to give us her healthy pregnancy tips and share how she decided to have two home births and what they were like. Suzi has a ton of pregnancy and baby tips on her blog and podcast.  

 

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Suzi and I talk about....

- What she did to prepare her body to become pregnant.

- What her favorite healthy pregnancy routine includes.

- Her go to morning sickness remedy.

- Deciding she wanted a home birth.

- Her experience with home birth.

- How to take care of yourself postpartum. 

 

Click here to listen to Suzi's interview with Dr. Jolene Brighton on postpartum healthcare. Suzi's home birth blog posts can be found here. 

You can find more from Suzi at gurlgonegreen.com

Is Your Home Making You Sick? Building Biologist Martine Davis on Mold, Chemicals and EMFs

Today we're talking to Martine Davis, Certified Building Biologist about how to make your home toxin free and common things in your home that could be making you sick. These include hidden mold, chemical toxins and EMFs. We'll also debunk some myths about mold and Martine will give you expert advice on how to affordably have a safe home. She'll also let you know how to tell if your home is making you sick and who to call for help. 

 

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Martine and I talk about....

-Building Biology vs. Mold Inspection vs. Air Inspection

-How to tell if your home is making you sick

-Common toxins she finds in nearly all homes

-Mold truths and myths

-Toxic Dust

-The chemicals in your home that are making you sick

-Air purification

-Testing the air in your home

-How to find a reputable building biologist or environmental air inspector. Search for a building biologist first. If not, search http://acac.org for a Certified Environmental Consultant - not just a mold remediator / inspector.

-Whether it's better to have chemicals or mold

-Easy things you can do to make your home as toxin free as possible

 

You can find more from Martine at http://airinspector.com