It’s hard to believe that 10+ episodes of Living Natural Today: Out with Toxins – In with Your Health have already happened! I’m grateful for the opportunity to host this show and I’m excited for what lies ahead in the new year!
The team at VoiceAmerica has been great to work with. In particular, I’m thankful for my great Executive Producer, Robert, and my Show Engineer, Michael. I’m also so grateful for my husband who helps me with me every show, whether it’s writing blog posts, booking guests, scheduling emails, or doing some social media work. I could not do the show without his support!
We’ve had some tremendous guests on our first 10 shows! Everyone has provided a ton of great information! Be sure to check out the show recaps, listen to the shows and share them with others. The shows are archived on VoiceAmerica, or you can find them on TuneIn.
A Wealth of Information During First Ten Episodes
With 10+ shows under our belt, I thought it fitting to recap these informative episodes. Following is a recap of the first ten episodes of Living Natural Today: Out with Toxins, In with Your Health:
Episode 1: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, an Overflowing Toxic Bucket and a New Paradigm of Healing with Dr. Daniel Pompa
Dr. Pompa has been instrumental in my handling Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. He personally had MCS, so he knows what those of us with it go through. If you have MCS, or are dealing with other unexplainable illnesses, I highly recommend this show!
Dr. Pompa travels the country educating doctors and their patients on the 5 R’s of True Cellular Detoxification: Removing the Source, Regenerating the Cell Membrane, Restoring Cellular Energy, Reducing Inflammation, and Reestablishing Methylation.
In addition, we discussed what toxins are and how they affect our body and we discussed MCS in more further detail. Dr. Pompa is very knowledgeable and shared a great deal regarding toxins. Definitely a great episode to kick off this radio show!
Episode 2: Talking All Things Organic with Gwendolyn Wyard of the Organic Trade Association and Jessica Shade of The Organic Center
What we discussed during this show is something I’m passionate about recommending to others: organic. Both of these guests were tremendous resources!
Gwen explained organic in terms of its definition and standards. She explained the different levels of organic and the difference between organic and natural as food labeling can be confusing.
Jessica spoke to the scientific and nutritional health benefits of eating organic. We also discussed pesticides and their impact on soil conditions.
In conclusion, it’s best to buy and eat organic whenever possible!|
Episode 3: Minimizing Toxins in the Home and Safe Remodeling with Stan Salot of ECC Corporation and Angelique of Green Dreamhome
During this episode, I interviewed fellow VoiceAmerica host Stan Salot during the first segment and Angelique during the second. They both spoke about toxins in our home and safe remodeling. Stan is the host of People to People – Working Together for your safety. He touched on toxins which can be found in our home such as flame retardants, mercury, phylates, lead and formaldehyde. We also discussed how chemicals are tested, or the lack thereof.
In addition, we talked about Stan’s work with the Hazardous Substance free mark. The Hazardous Substance Free Mark is simply a mark that manufacturers can put on their packaging which gives more confidence to consumers. As a consumer, you can look for products with the label on it that you’re buying. It contains a database of what’s actually in the products as it relates to chemicals and materials – much like a label showing ingredients on food. The end result is: everything manufactured should be labeled based on a process of ensuring compliance.
Angelique discussed safe remodeling. She has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, so she knows how difficult it can be to remodel safely. We discussed where she gets product information, and what she does before making a large purchase, such as flooring for example. She provided advice on what to do when contractors come to your home and the precautions you should make before starting a project.
This information was highly beneficial if you’re purchasing new appliances, or planning on remodeling your home!
Episode 4: Real Food Bloggers – Unprocessed and Unmodified with Kristine Cocchiarella of Real Food Girl: Unmodified and Julie Hornbecker 0f Whole Food, Real Food, Good Food
This episode was fun as I talked to a couple of fellow bloggers about Real Food. We discussed things like:
- What made them decide that a real food lifestyle was the way to go
- Challenges they face when cooking for children
- How they handle it when they go to parties and are served processed food
- What some of the health benefits are to eating a real food diet
- What motivates them to continue their blogs
- How they choose what recipes to share
They also shared tips which you can use to start eating a real food diet. I recommend you visit both of their blogs as they share many recipes and tips for eating healthy real food.
Episode 5: Phasing Out Harmful Chemicals from the Marketplace with Mike Schade of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Mike spearheads the Mind the Store campaign and provided a wealth of information! He’s led national campaigns to phase out PVC plastic, phthalates, BPA and dioxin. He’s been listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007 and the PVC Campaign received two awards from the Business Ethics Network.
We discussed his work in getting retailers to phase out products with harmful chemicals and what each one of us can do to help in that cause. We discussed different harmful chemicals that are used in everyday products and the link between those harmful chemicals and our health. We also discussed what the government is doing (or not doing) in regards to making sure chemicals are safe. Mike shared a ton of information regarding chemicals such as phylates, PVC, and flame retardants.
I highly recommend this jam packed episode!
Episode 6: Do you Know GMO? with Zachary Schafer of NoGMO4Michigan
GMOs are something that I’m highly passionate about. I was grateful to have the Greater Detroit area director for NoGMO4Michigan on, Zachary Schafer. Zach did a great job explaining what GMOs are and the amount of pesticides sprayed on them! We talked about the high risk GMO crops. We also discussed the health risks associated with them, if there have been studies on them and the ways you can avoid them. In addition, we talked about GMO seeds and Monsanto. He also mentioned what each of us can do in the effort to label GMOs.
This was a great episode which shared a ton of information about GMOs! I highly recommend you listening to it.
Episode 7: Eating Gluten-Free and Celiac Disease with Kristin Voorhees of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
It’s estimated 1 in 133 Americans has Celiac disease. Kristin defined what Celiac disease is and how it has grown over the past number of years. We discussed what the symptoms are and how to be tested for it. She also mentioned how you can get it and if there are treatments for it. We also talked about the difference between Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy. She described what gluten is and how to avoid it.
In addition, we talked about the gluten-free certification program and the FDA gluten-free labeling law. Resources were also provided for eating, traveling and visiting restaurants.
If you or someone you know has a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, be sure to listen into this episode!
Episode 8: Smart Meters and the Unintended Consequences of Convenience with David Sheldon of Michigan Stop Smart Meters
Not many people know about Smart Meters, so this was an enlightening episode. We arethe genie pigs for the amount of radiation we’re being exposed to on a regular basis. David explained to us what Smart Meters are and how they are different from analog meters. He described what dirty electricity is. We discussed the health risks associated from Smart Meters and studies that have been done regarding radiation and our health. We talked about laws that might oppose Smart Meters. We also discussed how to shield ourselves from the Smart Meter radiation, if we can oppose them and what we can do to become involved in this effort.
Don’t miss this episode!
Episode 9: Toxins Lurking in Personal Care Products with Cassidy Randall of Women’s Voices for the Earth
Cassidy brought a wealth of information about the harmful chemicals in our personal products. Eventhough this episode was geared towards the ladies, it was enjoyed by all! Cassidy organizes women to take action to leading company policy change. We discussed a couple of their current campaigns: Detox the Box – when it comes to toxins in feminine care products, and Beauty and Its Beast – regarding toxins in salon products. We discussed the link between toxins and our health. When looking at ingredient labels, we discussed what fragrance means and other harmful ingredients to be on the lookout for. We also talked about symptoms you might get when using these products. She shared resources on their website that listed harmful products and safer options.
Cassidy brought a ton of information! I highly recommend listening to this episode!
Episode 10: EMF – The Invisible Toxin with Cary Subel and Travis Pucket of Safe Sleeves
During this episode, we discussed EMFs, the invisible toxin. Cary explained what the difference is between EMFs, ELF, RFs and thermal radiation. We discussed in what products you can find this radiation and how to measure it and avoid it. We also discussed the harmful effects to our health when exposed to EMFs.
Finally, we talked about their product which helps to shield us from the radiation we’re exposed to on our laptops and Smart phones.
I hope you have enjoyed these episodes as much as I have! So much beneficial information has been shared! I highly recommend that you go back and listen to them. Also, be sure to share them with others.