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Naturally Reducing Mold, Bacteria and Viruses in the Home

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Release Date: 12/11/2018

It's time again to give thanks show art It's time again to give thanks

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Just can't believe how fast Thanksgiving is upon us this year, but with how strange 2020 has been for all of us, I guess I can't be surprised.  Jay and I do this episode every year...talking about what we are thankful for.  Of course, our families, employees, friends and neighbors who have been so supportive this year.  But from a Non Toxic Environments perspective, this really has been a wonderful year.  

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Natural vs Un-Natural show art Natural vs Un-Natural

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

If I'm building a home, should I be choosing natural building materials or man-made, synthetic ones?  The answer is really not as easy as you think.  Remember this...just because something is natural, it doesn't automatically make it safe for you and your family.  Just ask anyone who used to work in the asbestos industry.  Jay and I have a great one on one discussion about natural ingredients and natural aromas vs synthetic and odor-less ingredients.  Thanks for listening!  

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Calls from our listeners show art Calls from our listeners

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Great to be back after a week of hiking the Appalachian Trial.  So beautiful and relaxing.  This week I'm sharing a few listener calls with you so I can answer their questions on air.  Hopefully, these will resonate with things you're thinking about as well.  New home building costs, sealing wood smells, etc.  Thanks for listening!

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October Odds & Ends show art October Odds & Ends

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Jay and I talk about several topics today.  Caulking & painting techniques, how-to and how not to "cut-in" a wall, and most important, a frank discussion about the state of the retail home improvement industry.  I know you want your project done right away, but there are many reasons why that may not happen, and none of these reasons are the fault of your retailer.  So, put on some Enya, grab a hot green tea and relax. Things will get back to normal soon.  

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Convincing the Skeptics show art Convincing the Skeptics

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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