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Summer Mailbag

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Release Date: 06/12/2020

Convincing the Skeptics show art Convincing the Skeptics

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Jay and I hear the same thing every single week... "why does my contractor (or spouse) fight me on my healthy home choices?"  Whether its lack of respect, lack of confidence or just a breakdown in communication, some people will just fight the adoption of materials that are new to them.  This episode is a very frank on honest conversation about this and how to move forward.  

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Beautiful Healthy Design with Sarah Walker show art Beautiful Healthy Design with Sarah Walker

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Sarah Walker is a world renowned interior designer, furniture expert, stylist, educator and a Lyme survivor.  She uses her own severe chemical sensitivities from her disease as a guide in her design practice in Toronto.  She joins us today to discuss her new online detox guide as well as a series of educational events she is producing.  The first episode is all about creating a healthy bedroom sanctuary.  

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Sustainability Disruption with Eric Corey Freed show art Sustainability Disruption with Eric Corey Freed

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

In the field of environmental architecture and design Eric Corey Freed is truly a one of a kind.  Eric is a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design, and a nationally known expert in deep green buildings.  Jay and I had an opportunity to sit down with Eric and have a casual conversation about what his next ventures are and how it all relates to those of us who are just wanting to live in a healthy home.  

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August Mailbag show art August Mailbag

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Hey folks, thanks for tuning in today.  Many emails coming to us in the last few weeks, asking about current project conundrums, so I thought it was a good time for a mailbag episode.  I'll talk about RV insulation, flooring for a concrete garage floor, cabinet finishes and more.  Keep those questions coming!!

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Flooring 201...DIY or Hire a Pro? show art Flooring 201...DIY or Hire a Pro?

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

If you're remodeling your home, there are many different flooring materials you can use and hundreds of manufacturers to choose from.  It becomes overwhelming.  Let's take wood flooring.  Do you want it solid, pre-finished, floating, engineered...folks, the options are many and most home owners aren't aware why you would use one over another.  Jay puts on his customer cap today to grill Andy about all these options, then they discuss the possibility of just hiring a pro to do the work.  

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Confessions of a Healthy Home Builder show art Confessions of a Healthy Home Builder

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Well, not really confessions, but its a deep look into the day to day dealings with current clients and potential new projects.  Once again, our friends at JS2 Partners in Texas join us on the show and as always, we learn about new things happening for them.  Lots of great current data about the building industry and some exciting trends to look out for.  

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Mid Summer Update show art Mid Summer Update

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Short episode today.  Jay and I have both been so busy with projects that we couldn't connect to record.  However, I wanted to make sure I got something out to you to let you know how things are going, not only with us, but in the construction industry in general.  

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Using Zeolites for Natural Odor Reduction show art Using Zeolites for Natural Odor Reduction

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

About 25 years ago, I was introduced to a natural mineral product called Deodoroc.  This was way back when the green industry was still the Wild West and there were thousands of so-called "green" home goods.  But this product was special.  This is when I learned all about zeolites and the natural abilities they have to help clean and maintain our homes.  Today, we interview Trevor Mullins, who's family created Deodoroc many years ago. I know you'll enjoy this conversation.  

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Healthy Home Hacks v2.0 show art Healthy Home Hacks v2.0

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Its been about 6 months since I promised we'd do another episode  about healthy home hacks...so here we go!  IAQ, staining, wood knots, PVC pipes...lots of quick and easy ideas you can implement right away.  For our American listeners, have a happy and healthy Independence Day!!

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Whole House Air Purification Methods show art Whole House Air Purification Methods

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Air purification is always a hot topic with our clients and even more so these days.  Today, we sit down with Steve Mores who is the VP of Sales and Training for Dynamic Air Quality Systems to have an awesome conversation about all the different ways to filter and purify your indoor air.  Pleated filters vs polarized media.  Why do we want to use carbon? Do UV lights really work?  

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More Episodes

Its been about two months since Jay and I dipped into the mailbag, so lets do it!  Today, we talk about sealing laminate/engineered floors, we talk about stain proofing marble, and we have a lengthy discussion about consulting on a new modular home build for a very sensitive client.