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Healthy home building...post pandemic

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Release Date: 07/16/2021

And the Questions Keep Coming! show art And the Questions Keep Coming!

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

It has been quite a white since Jay and I had a chance to answer some listener questions, so we finally got together and hit the record button.  THANK YOU to everyone who submits these questions.  Most are answered "off the air" via email, but we do like to focus on a few right here so everyone has a chance to learn.  Enjoy the show. 

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Prescriptions for a Healthy House, with Paula Baker-Laporte, FAIA show art Prescriptions for a Healthy House, with Paula Baker-Laporte, FAIA

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Its been a long time a comin' but Jay and I are finally back at it this weekend with a great interview we did with the legendary Paula Baker-Laporte. Her hit book, Prescriptions for a Healthy House is now in its 4th edition, so we talked about the new edition, along with her general philosophies of building and design.     Find her book online at

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30 Years and Still Going! show art 30 Years and Still Going!

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

It's amazing for me to think about when I started GDC way back in 1992 and what we would have accomplished by now.  Im so lucky to have such wonderful customers, listeners and friends and family who have supported me  and my dream all these years.  For today's show, I spend spme time reflecting on these past 30 years and why I'm so excited about the next 30. 

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Keeping your Home Healthy show art Keeping your Home Healthy

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

We've spent countless hours on this show talking about building and remodeling, but now that you have a healthier home (hopefully), how do you keep it that way?  Today, Jay and I discuss some tips and tricks to keep your home healthy by eliminating mold sources, maintaining equipment and reducing exposures to EMF's and other ideas.  

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Crisis Averted! show art Crisis Averted!

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Jay and I take calls all the time from nervous homeowners as well as interested commercial clients who are desperately trying to fix a problem on a jobsite or a similar situation. When this crisis occurs, we end up being part detective and part counselor.  Find the problem, fix it, then calm the situation so the project can move forward.  Here are a few of our stories...  

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Current Costs of Healthy Building show art Current Costs of Healthy Building

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Jay and I did a wonderful 2 part show a couple years ago on the true costs of healthy building.  Now that we've been in and pretty much out of a global pandemic, how has the landscape changed?  We dive into that today, and while some of the news is a litle scary, there are also many reasons to be optimistic about the future of healthy building.   Feel free to go back to our October 2019 shows for additinal information. 

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Dr. Neil Nathan: Complex Medical Problem Solving show art Dr. Neil Nathan: Complex Medical Problem Solving

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Jay took the keys to the NTE recording studio this week to interview Dr Neil Nathan, a Board-Certified Family Physician, and also a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine (now called the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine).  Dr Nathan's practice specialzes in Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities & Other Environmental Illness.  What he coined as " Complex Medical Problem Solving" has turned into several continuing education courses for his colleagues, as well as a half dozen books on these subjects. 

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Finding His Quiet Home show art Finding His Quiet Home

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Mike Bender is an author, screenwriter, website founder, husband and father.  He also happens to be very sensitve, as he puts it. Got bitten by a deer tick as a young boy, which blossomed into MCAS, chemical and EMR sensitivities and a limbic system disorder.  With love and support from his family and a team of dedicated building professionals, Mike is now living in what he calls a "quiet" home that is allowing him to heal and get back to his love of writing.  Ironically, his recent article about his journey in Men's Health magazine is  making a lot of noise, but in a very...

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Post Pandemic Building and Design Trends show art Post Pandemic Building and Design Trends

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Every year around this time, paint companies and interior design firms start to promote what they call their yearly color and design trends.  I've done these myself over the years, but this particular year is special. Call me optimistic, but I truly believe we are able to start looking at life post pamdemic.  So in this episode, I'll give you my top home design trends that really reflect what we've learned the past two years.   I even talk a little about my own healthy home project in the works. 

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Wow, Season 5 of NTE!! show art Wow, Season 5 of NTE!!

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

That right folks, season 5 is starting off this week.  Time really flies when you enjoy what you do.  Jay and I are discussing indoor air quality testing, cabinet finishing and a little bit of this and that.  Welcome back! 

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Jay and I always appreciate the opportunity to talk with Jen and Rusty Stout from JS2 Partners about their business.  On this episode, we'll find out how the pandemic has affected construction times, as well as helped their clients focus on what's most important.  Lots of exciting news from them, so please enjoy the show!