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Consult with Andrea
momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry offers affordable consulting services to help you strategize your next steps in dealing with the harmful effects of toxic mold. Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting information or looking for specifics regarding your situation? Andrea will speak with you by phone for 30 minutes and provide a recording of the conversation to hear again or share with family members. Visit our Online Store to find out more about this valuable resource!
Are you curious about the hype over toxic mold? Have you experienced a mold exposure and are unsure of your next step? This valuable resource from momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry is designed to help you navigate your way through mold testing, remediation, exposure symptoms, detox methods, cross-contamination issues, legal recourse, and much more! It's a handy, concise guide offering hope and help for anyone concerned about indoor air quality and its effect on human health. Now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions: Is Your House Making You Sick? A Beginner's Guide to Toxic Mold.
Vinegar of the Four Thieves
Vinegar of the Four Thieves has been passed down since the time of the Black Plague, when robbers rubbed a mixture of herbs and vinegar on their bodies to protect themselves from certain death. Antibacterial herbs are combined with raw apple cider vinegar to create a natural cleaner effective in the kitchen, bathroom, and any room that requires disinfection. See our article on The Naturally Healthy Bathroom for the DIY recipe and a helpful how-to video from Andrea!
Not sure where to begin when you suspect mold in your home, school, or workplace? ERMI testing analyzes dust samples to identify and quantify the mold species present, and it's a great way to begin an assessment of any indoor environment. momsAWARE is pleased to offer two levels of this laboratory testing through our Online Store. To learn more about the testing process, check out our article on How to Interpret ERMI or HERTSMI Mold Test Results.
Natural Year Challenge: Month Seven
We hope you're enjoying the momsAWARE Natural Year Challenge! It's never too late to join us on our 10-step journey to healthier, more natural living. Here are this month's topics:
- Natural Year Challenge: Household Edition
Remove Stains Naturally. This month we take on the "sticky" subject of stain removal. For those of us trying to steer clear of harsh chemicals, it can be daunting to tackle stubborn stains and spills. Our Month Seven Household Challenge offers several natural stain-removal tips, along with a helpful chemistry lesson and a pH chart showing the placement of natural products like hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, washing soda, and more. Guidance on treatment for specific stains will round out your stain-fighting arsenal!
- Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition
Make a Vegetable Ferment. This month we offer a tutorial on making a vegetable ferment: specifically, sauerkraut. Don't miss our Month Seven Food Challenge, which includes a recipe, step-by-step instructions, and information on the many health benefits of fermented foods. A demonstration video by Andrea will help you take the probiotic plunge!
Healthy Outdoor Fun
With the summer months upon us, it's time to enjoy some healthy fun in the great outdoors with all-natural, chemical-free sunscreen and insect repellent! Check out our helpful articles on Summer Sun Protection and Summer Bug Protection. No need to stay indoors with a myriad of non-toxic outdoor protection options to choose from this summer!
All-Natural Pest Control
Insects and other uninvited pests are a time-consuming nuisance and may even present a risk to your health. The strong chemicals found in most commercial bug-killers and repellents may further compromise the safety of your environment. So how can you win the war against pests and still keep your family safe? See our Bug-Busting Bonanza for the four R's of natural pest control!
Our Just So Clean Double Detox castile bar is two purifying, all-natural soaps in one! The lighter side utilizes the extraordinary skin cleansing properties of rhassoul clay to provide an ideal deep cleanser for the face. The darker side adds Aalgo seaweed, calcium bentonite clay, charcoal, and rosemary essential oil for effective deep cleansing of the body. Perfect for anyone who desires a gentle yet detoxifying skin treatment. Visit our Online Store to find out more!
How can you care for your lawn without using harsh chemicals? Can how you mow and water make a difference? What are some natural alternatives for weed control? And are all weeds necessarily "bad"? Don't miss our article on Natural Lawn Care for numerous resources to help you maintain a safe, attractive lawn for your family's enjoyment!
Toxic Mold: You Are Not Alone
Those who have experienced ill health due to toxic mold exposure often feel isolated, and even crazy. Toxic Mold: You Are Not Alone will assure you that many are struggling with feelings of isolation, desperation, desolation, and panic. We share excerpts of emails received in a three-week period in 2018 in hopes that, if you're dealing with a mold exposure, these will validate your own experience and help lessen your feelings of isolation.
Building Relationships: Toxins in Our Home
momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry joins Dr. Gary Chapman to tell her compelling story of sick children, a sick home, and the radical decisions that affected her marriage, family, and future—and led her down a path toward helping others with the knowledge she gained on the journey. If you missed this inspiring broadcast, listen online to our Building Relationships Interview.
Choosing a Mold Remediator
Tackling a serious mold issue yourself can often make matters worse, as opening up a wall without proper containment can easily exacerbate the problem. But finding a qualified mold remediator who understands the potential hazards of improper remediation can be difficult. See How to Choose a Mold Remediation Company for eight questions to ask before making a hiring decision.
"How I Survived Toxic Mold"
Have you experienced a serious toxic mold exposure or know someone who has? These stories will encourage anyone walking through this difficult valley. Read the accounts of several fellow travelers who have made it to the other side in our Mold Survival Stories.
Fermented Beverages: A Delicious Probiotic Boost
Looking for a healthy alternative to soda and sugar-laden fruit juices? Many are discovering the health benefits of fermented beverages such as kefir, kvass, and kombucha. Our latest Rejuvenating Recipes will help you take the probiotic plunge with homemade kombucha, water kefir, and fermented lemonade—delicious, nutritious alternatives that even your kids will love!