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Awareness plus creativity can go a long way toward a healthier holiday! From poinsettias to Christmas trees, find out how to avoid common problems associated with holiday decorating. Check out our Holiday Awareness Tips for suggestions for making your home both beautifully festive and safely toxic-free this holiday season!
The Holidays and Your Health
Have you given up all hope of healthy eating this holiday season? Would you like to make it through the holidays without sacrificing your health or your sanity? Don't miss our article on The Holidays and Your Health. We offer five simple suggestions for navigating the holiday food maze and starting out the New Year better than ever before! For additional helpful tips on de-stressing your holidays by making good food choices, check out our article Better Food, Better Mood.
Feeling guilty about your love of chocolate? Wondering if you need to forsake your habit? Perhaps there's a way to "have your cake and eat it too"—with raw cacao! In What About Chocolate?, we look at where chocolate comes from, how it's processed, the nutritional benefits of raw cacao, and more. Links to helpful resources and recipes will guide you into guilt-free enjoyment of that special treat you've always loved!
Healthy Holiday Recipes
Looking for a comfort beverage this holiday season that is gluten-free and sugar-free? Visit Rejuvenating Recipes for our Hot Cacao Drink and Coconut Milk "Eggnog." Don't miss our many other healthy, festive recipes your family will enjoy, including Crustless Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie, Grain-Free Stuffing, Avocado Ice Cream, and Andrea's delicious Cacao Almond Balls (pictured at left).
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.
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.
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.
You'll love the versatility of our all-natural signature Just So Clean Coconut Castile Soap! Use for safe personal care or try making your own liquid soap with shavings of this popular chemical-free bar. Check out our momsAWARE Online Store for this and other natural products to help you on your journey toward a healthier, less chemical-laden lifestyle!
Our modern clothing industry is a $7 trillion enterprise utilizing more than 8,000 synthetic chemicals. Are we paying a price with our health? What are the hidden hazards of polyester, spandex, and acrylic fabrics? Don't miss our look at Friendly Fabrics for Toxic-Free Fashion, including a helpful list of natural, organic clothing manufacturers.
What Is Building Biology?
How important is the relationship between our health and our indoor environment? Can natural building materials really make a difference in our homes, offices, and schools? Building Biology studies these questions and offers 25 guiding principles for safe, health-supporting building practices. See our article explaining What Is Building Biology? to find out more!
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.
Natural Year Challenges
Did you miss our Natural Year Challenges? Our Food Edition looks at the benefits of sprouting, dehydrating, and fermenting your food, and includes many great recipes and how-to videos. Our Household Edition helps you integrate chemical-free products into your home for safe and natural cleaning and air purifying. If you're hoping to live more naturally in the coming year, why not get a head start and check out the momsAWARE Natural Year Challenges!