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Radio Interviews

Toxic Talk Tuesdays on Chris Fabry Live!momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry joins her husband, Chris, on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live! each month to offer helpful suggestions for living healthy in a toxic world. The topics range far and wide, with live interaction with listeners who phone in or email their questions and comments. We've archived the programs here and hope you'll enjoy listening to these lively, encouraging conversations!

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Toxic Talk Tuesday: Spray It or Else

On this May edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry takes a look at organic farming and a recent challenge to one of this country's largest organic farms. Meet the founder and CEO of Azure Standard, David Stelzer, and hear the story behind the threat to spray pesticides on their Oregon farmland. It's an important conversation you won't want to miss!

Original air date: May 16, 2017
Run time: 46:53

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Natural Living, Natural Hair Care

On this wide-ranging edition of Toxic Talk, we hear stories from listeners about steps they've taken toward more natural living, followed by a discussion of natural hair care. Have you ever used a sheep horn comb or tried rhassoul clay or a vinegar rinse? It's a lively, informative conversation you won't want to miss!

To read the article Chris and Andrea reference, see My Natural Hair Care Routine on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: April 18, 2017
Run time: 46:54

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Reasons NOT to Eat Healthy

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry offers ten reasons NOT to eat healthy as a family. If a healthier diet is your goal, you may have some nagging doubts. Isn't it too expensive? Will the food not taste as good? What if your spouse or kids rebel? What if it's just too hard? Find out some encouraging truths to counter these doubts as Andrea dialogues with callers and shares personal insights from her family's dietary journey.

To read the article Chris and Andrea refer to, see 10 Reasons NOT to Eat Healthier on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: March 21, 2017
Run time: 45:38

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Small Steps

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry helps us consider the value of small steps when it comes to healthy living. Do small changes really make a difference? How can we avoid getting overwhelmed when it comes to lifestyle decisions? It's a thoughtful, encouraging conversation you won't want to miss!

Original air date: February 14, 2017
Run time: 46:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: A Sleep Sanctuary

On our first 2017 edition of Toxic Talk, we discuss the concept of creating a "sleep sanctuary." What can we do to ensure a good night's sleep? What impact does nighttime exposure to electronic devices have on our sleep? What type of mattress is best? And what about reading at bedtime? Don't miss this practical conversation!

To read the article Chris and Andrea refer to, see Sleep, Melatonin and Electronic Devices on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: January 10, 2017
Run time: 46:54

Toxic Talk Tuesday: A Toxic-Free Christmas

It's an open-forum Christmas edition of Toxic Talk! As the holidays approached, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry joined her husband, Chris, for a toxic-free conversation ranging from food sensitivities, probiotics, and healthy snacks to light bulbs, dryer sheets, and life in general. It's a lively, informative Yuletide discussion you'll want to sit back and enjoy!

Original air date: December 13, 2016
Run time: 46:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Pet Health

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry takes a look at pets and the environment. What does your pet's health tell you about your home? What can you learn from observing your pet's interaction with the environment? Fascinating stories from callers round out this informative conversation, making it one that pet owners and animal lovers won't want to miss!

To read Andrea's article on this topic, see Pets and the Environment: Toxic Mold, Chemicals, and Wireless Radiation on her blog.

Original air date: November 15, 2016
Run time: 46:54

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Modeling Technology Independence

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry shares her thoughts on technology. How can we learn to lessen our dependence on today's plethora of gizmos and gadgets? What are the benefits if we do? How can we model this independence for our children and grandchildren? It's a thoughtful, informative conversation you won't want to miss!

To read the article Chris and Andrea reference, see Technopoly and the Loving Resistance Fighter on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: October 25, 2016
Run time: 46:52

Toxic Talk Tuesday: The Health of Your Home

What's one simple way you can improve the health of your home? In this wide-ranging edition of Toxic Talk, we look at the benefits of ventilation and air filtration, explore the concepts of Building Biology, learn about grounding, and hear advice for dealing with the most germ-laden item in your home. Andrea also shares an empowering airport experience she recently had. It's an enjoyable, practical conversation you won't want to miss!

To learn more about Building Biology, see our article titled What Is Building Biology?

Original air date: September 6, 2016
Run time: 46:54

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Spending Time Outdoors

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry discusses the health benefits of the great outdoors. She offers creative ways to spend time outside (including being entertained by her backyard chickens!) and hears from listeners about the positive effects of outdoor time on their physical and mental well-being. If you need a breath of fresh air in your life, don't miss this encouraging conversation!

To read the article Chris and Andrea refer to, see How I Learned to Spend Time Outdoors on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: July 26, 2016
Run time: 46:52

Toxic Talk Tuesday: A Sustainable Lawn

Do you feel enslaved by your lawn? All that mowing and weeding and fertilizing and mulching? Are you concerned about the use of chemicals to keep everything green? On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry shares some chemical-free solutions for lawn care, plus a few ideas for low-maintenance natural alternatives. We had some great suggestions from callers, as well! Join us for a down-to-earth conversation that will help you see your outdoor space in a whole new light.

For more information on this topic, don't miss How to Maintain a Sustainable Lawn on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: June 28, 2016
Run time: 46:53

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Technology and Brain Function

On this edition of Toxic Talk, we consider the impact of technology on brain health. How is our increasing reliance on smart phones, computers, and other devices affecting our memory function and learning abilities? Can memorization help our brains, even into our later years? Join us for an encouraging, informative conversation!

Original air date: May 10, 2016
Run time: 45:59

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Is Your House Making You Sick?

Is your house making you sick? That question changed the life of momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and her family. Have you considered what your home, work, school, or church environment might be doing to your health, especially when it comes to water intrusion and mold? What are some good questions to ask, and where can you begin to find answers? Join us for a practical, informative conversation you won't want to miss!

For the book Andrea has written on this topic, see Is Your House Making You Sick? A Beginner's Guide to Toxic Mold at Amazon.com.

Original air date: April 5, 2016
Run time: 46:54

Toxic Talk Tuesday: A Healthier Workspace

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry looks at ways to improve the health of your workspace. Can lighting, ventilation, electromagnetic radiation, and the type of desk you use really make a difference? Check out this practical discussion and discover some small steps you can take toward a happier, healthier work environment!

For more information on this topic, see Tips for a Healthier Workspace on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: March 1, 2016
Run time: 46:52

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Lessons from a Tow Truck Driver

Join momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and her husband, Chris, for a sobering look at a serious car accident Chris and their daughter were in over the weekend. Thankfully everyone involved was able to walk away, although their vehicles didn't fare as well. Andrea shares some lessons learned from a tow truck driver that may help us all to navigate the roadways more safely.

To read the article Chris and Andrea reference, see Lessons from a Car Accident on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: January 19, 2016
Run time: 45:19

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Christmas Open Forum

It's an open forum seasonal edition of Toxic Talk, as momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry takes callers' questions and helps families get ready for the holidays! Topics range from news about GMO salmon to poinsettias, white vinegar, tea tree oil, fragrances, Christmas trees, and more. It's a fun and festive conversation you won't want to miss!

Original air date: December 8, 2015
Run time: 46:53

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Christmas Technology

Should you give your child technology this Christmas? On this November edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry looks at the impact technology, especially the use of wireless devices, is having on our children's health and well-being. What can parents do to sort through the conflicting information? It's a practical discussion for thoughtful parents that you won't want to miss!

To read the article Andrea mentions, see Are Tablets Safe for Your Child? on her blog.

Original air date: November 10, 2015
Run time: 46:50

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Household Hacks

Join us for another fun and practical Toxic Talk, as momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry introduces five homemade products that will help you on your quest to live more naturally! From homemade washing soda to "goo be gone" to disinfecting room spray, these natural, chemical-free household hacks will help you save both time and money!

For recipes and instructions, see Five DIY Household Hacks on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: October 13, 2015
Run time: 46:51

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Appliances

On this edition of Toxic Talk, we help you go shopping for appliances. What should you look for in a washing machine or refrigerator? How can you avoid unwanted mold growth or undesirable intense electrical fields? We also look at the benefits of powdered vs. liquid laundry detergent in the newer washing machines. Don't miss this practical discussion with momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry!

To learn more about washer selection and care, and to view the video Andrea mentions, see How to Choose a Safe Washing Machine on her blog.

For instructions for making your own powdered or liquid all-natural laundry soap, see our article on Homemade Laundry Soap.

Original air date: September 22, 2015
Run time: 46:52

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Weed Control

On this August edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry looks at the health hazards associated with Roundup, the world's most popular weed killer. We also consider some natural solutions for weed control and find out what others are doing to keep their lawns safe and thriving!

For more great tips on chemical-free weed control, see our article on Natural Lawn Care.

To learn more about the chemical used in Roundup, see 10 Countries Act Against Glyphosate on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: August 18, 2015
Run time: 44:52

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Kids and Screens

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry looks at the impact of screen time on your child's brain. We hear from integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley, who discusses her four-week plan to improve your child's social skills, attention problems, and more. We also consider the hazards of wireless radiation and explore practical solutions for limiting the use of electronic devices. It's a positive, empowering discussion you won't want to miss!

To read about the Fabry family's weekend "electronics fast," see Our Family Digital Detox Experiment on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: July 21, 2015
Run time: 46:56

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Cell Phones

On this month's edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry looks at safety issues surrounding the use of cell phones. What are the hidden hazards of this type of technology? What does the fine print say in your phone's instruction manual? Is there a safer way to use your mobile phone? Don't miss this practical conversation!

For the list of tips Chris and Andrea discuss, see 10 Cell Phone Safety Tips on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: June 9, 2015
Run time: 46:56

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Gluten

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry explores the subject of gluten. Is the gluten-free diet just a fad? What's wrong with gluten? We also look at the unique qualities of modern wheat. It's a thoughtful, informative conversation you won't want to miss!

For more information on this topic, see The Gluten-Free Diet – Is It Just a Fad? on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: May 12, 2015
Run time: 46:06

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Food Label Literacy

On our April edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry looks at 10 important facts about food labeling. How do you know what to trust on a label? How much margin of error does the FDA give to food companies? Don't miss a fascinating, informative discussion about label literacy!

For more information on this topic and to take the quiz Andrea mentions, see 10 Food Label Facts on Andrea's blog.

Original air date: April 14, 2015
Run time: 46:54

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Hormones and Environmental Issues

On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry discusses the health hazards associated with endocrine-disrupting chemicals. We also hear from Jennifer Smith, a young wife and mom who discovered the surprising negative impact these chemicals were having on her health. It's a fascinating conversation you won't want to miss!

For more information on this topic, see our article Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Explored.

Original air date: March 24, 2015
Run time: 46:52

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Light

On this February edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry shares what she's been learning about the hazards of artificial light and the benefits of natural light. What light bulbs are the healthiest? How can you let more natural light into your life? We talk about incandescent vs. fluorescent, sunglasses and sunscreen, circadian rhythms, and more. Don't miss the "enlightening" conversation!

For more information on this topic, see our article on The Benefits of Natural Light.

Original air date: February 24, 2015
Run time: 46:54

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Controlling Clutter

On this first Toxic Talk of the new year, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry looks at creating a healthier, less stressful work environment by reducing clutter—even clutter in your email inbox. She shares her tips for online organization and tells us why eating lunch in front of your computer might not be a good idea. It's a practical and encouraging conversation you won't want to miss!

To learn more, visit Andrea's blog for 5 Steps to an Empty Inbox and 5 Reasons to Stop Eating at Your Computer.

Original air date: January 13, 2015
Run time: 46:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Loving a Health Fanatic

How do you get through the holidays when you're one of those "healthy people"? What if you are the one who wants to live life normally, but your loved one is on a "health kick"? momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry is back with some practical tips for loving a health fanatic, on this December edition of Toxic Talk.

For the list of suggestions Andrea offers, see her blog post on 5 Tips for Loving a Health Nut.

Original air date: December 9, 2014
Run time: 46:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Christmas Gifts

Looking for creative Christmas gift ideas? Wondering what to get that healthy-living enthusiast in your life? Don't miss this edition of Toxic Talk, as momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry shares her list of 12 unique natural gifts, including charcoal sticks, a standing desk, heirloom seeds, a Himalayan salt block, and more!

For the complete list and a downloadable printout, see Top 12 Unique Natural Gifts at Andrea's blog. For more all-natural gift-giving ideas, check out our Twelve Treats for the Toxic Trainee.

Original air date: November 18, 2014
Run time: 45:38

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Living Healthy

Are you trying to live with less chemicals and feeling alone on your journey? Are you wondering what GMOs are all about? Or what's all the buzz about endocrine disrupters? On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry is fresh from an Eco Wellness conference called ShiftCon, where she met with a group of like-minded people who see the problems with food and the environment. She shares a bit of what she learned there and offers some great encouragement for those trying to live healthy in a toxic world.

For the information Andrea provided to her local school board and the video of her presentation, see our article on Pesticides and Schools.

Original air date: October 7, 2014
Run time: 46:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: House Hunting

Are you on the hunt for a house or apartment? What do you need to know to choose a healthy, safe dwelling? How can you avoid hazardous water damage that can lead to serious health issues for you and your family? On this edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry helps us consider some important guidelines for buying or renting a home.

For more helpful information on this topic, see our Guidelines for Buying or Renting a Home.

Original air date: July 15, 2014
Run time: 46:56

Toxic Talk Tuesday: A Natural Summer

On this late-May edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry helps us look forward to a toxic-free summer with her thoughtful responses to questions from listeners. From summer skin care to natural pest control to dealing with difficult family situations, this practical conversation will help you pave the way toward a naturally enjoyable summer!

For more tips on healthy summer living, see our articles on Summer Sun Protection and Summer Bug Protection. For suggestions on natural pest control for the home and garden, including the ant trap recipe Andrea mentions, check out our Bug-Busting Bonanza.

Original air date: May 27, 2014
Run time: 46:20

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Navigating Online Information

How do you sift through the conflicting online information about your health? How do you avoid being confused and overwhelmed? Join momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and her husband, Chris, for a practical program designed to help you successfully navigate the online information maze and emerge with the answers you need.

For the five helpful suggestions Andrea offers, see Who's Right? Navigating Online Health Information.

Original air date: April 8, 2014
Run time: 46:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Baby Steps

Hoping to make healthy changes in the new year? Wondering how to make those changes without breaking your budget or losing your sanity? On this January edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and her husband, Chris, talk about taking small steps toward simpler, more natural living in the year ahead. It's an encouraging conversation you won't want to miss!

To follow along with the Natural Year Challenges Andrea mentions, see our Household Edition: 10 Steps to a Naturally Clean Home and our Food Edition: 10 Steps to a Healthy, Natural, and Flavorful Diet.

Original air date: January 14, 2014
Run time: 45:42

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Holiday Treats

Feeling guilty about your love for chocolate? There may be a healthy way to indulge! On this Christmas edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Chris Fabry Live!, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry helps us learn more about chocolate as we consider a few non-toxic holiday treats.

For more information and links to great recipes, see our What About Chocolate? article.

Original air date: December 17, 2013
Run time: 46:52

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Healthy Holidays

Would you like to make it through the holidays without sacrificing your health or your sanity? On this pre-Thanksgiving edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry suggests five ways to stay healthy during the holiday season. Don't miss this timely conversation with Andrea and her husband, Chris, on Chris Fabry Live!

To view Andrea's five suggestions for navigating the holiday food maze and starting out the New Year better than ever before, see our article on The Holidays and Your Health. For additional helpful tips on de-stressing your holidays by making good food choices, see our article Better Food, Better Mood.

Original air date: November 12, 2013
Run time: 44:41

Toxic Talk Tuesday: A Healthier Halloween

Would you like to avoid the traditional high-sugar fare this Halloween? Join momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry as she offers practical trick-or-treat alternatives and explores some creative ideas for fun and healthy fall foods. It's a helpful and encouraging discussion on this October edition of Toxic Talk on Chris Fabry Live!

To view the list of 10 trick-or-treat items Andrea mentions, see our article on A Healthier Halloween.

Original air date: October 15, 2013
Run time: 46:56

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Five Natural Products

This edition of Toxic Talk features five cheap, natural, and accessible products you won't want to live without. These products are useful around your home and some even offer health benefits! It's a fascinating discussion with momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and her husband, Chris, on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live!

For details on these five products and links to other helpful resources, see our article on Five Cheap, Natural, Accessible Products for Your Home.

Original air date: September 10, 2013
Run time: 33:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Summer Travel

Summer vacation is our focus on this July edition of Toxic Talk, as momsAWARE founder Andrea Fabry suggests practical ways to take toxic-free living on the road. It's an entertaining, informative conversation you won't want to miss!

For additional ideas for fun family travel, see our article on 10 Ways to Use a Plastic Shower Cap.

Original air date: July 23, 2013
Run time: 43:17

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Farmers Markets

Summer is a great time to buy seasonal, fresh, and local food. On this June edition of Toxic Talk on Chris Fabry Live!, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry joins her husband, Chris, to offer suggestions for shopping your local farmers market.  

To find a farmers market in your area, and for a list of questions to ask your local farmer to help you make well-informed food choices, see our article on Making the Most of Your Farmers Market.

Original air date: June 18, 2013
Run time: 39:02

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Synthetic Fabrics

On this edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Chris Fabry Live!, we look at the rise in the use of synthetic fabrics. What are the most common chemicals used in clothing? What constitutes wrinkle-free? What about the use of flame retardants in clothing? Join momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and her husband, Chris, for a lively, informative conversation!

For more information on this topic, including a helpful list of natural, organic clothing manufacturers, see our article on Friendly Fabrics for Toxic-Free Fashion.

Original air date: May 14, 2013
Run time: 42:30

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Chemical-Free Spring Cleaning

What are the benefits of cleaning without chemicals? Is it really possible? We discuss these questions and more on this month's Toxic Talk on Chris Fabry Live! with momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry.

For more tips on all-natural cleaning, see our Guidelines for Spring Cleaning, where you'll also find our downloadable Dustbusting Dozen checklist!

Original air date: April 9, 2013
Run time: 44:36

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Managing Microbes

With our triple-washed spinach and antimicrobial wipes, we may be missing a key link when it comes to our health. momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry is back for another Toxic Talk on Chris Fabry Live! to take a look at our super-sanitized mindset and offer practical suggestions for boosting our immune system by building our beneficial microbes.

To learn more about the connection between super-sanitization and our health, see our article on Managing Our Microbes.

Original air date: March 12, 2013
Run time: 45:00

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Toxic Togetherness

It's another informative discussion with momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry on Chris Fabry Live! as she and Chris explore the topic of "Toxic Togetherness: How to Stay Together in a Toxic World." What can you do when your family members aren't on board with healthier living? What are some practical ways to integrate natural foods into your child's diet? How can you avoid being pushy or overbearing as you seek the best options for your family's health? Andrea offers her helpful suggestions and responds to questions from callers on this encouraging edition of Toxic Talk.

For a step-by-step approach to less toxic living, see our Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition and Natural Year Challenge: Household Edition.

Original air date: February 26, 2013
Run time: 43:55

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Living Naturally

What are some common obstacles to taking a more natural approach to food, personal care, and household product choices? momsAWARE founder Andrea Fabry presents her "Five Reasons NOT to Embrace a More Natural Lifestyle"on this encouraging edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Chris Fabry Live!

For some simple steps toward more natural living, see our Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition and Natural Year Challenge: Household Edition.

Original air date: January 15, 2013
Run time: 44:41

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Better Food, Better Mood

Have you ever noticed that tempers seem to flare and emotions run high around holiday time? Can the foods we're eating—and the way we're eating them—contribute to our holiday angst? Join Chris and Andrea Fabry for a lively discussion on this edition of Toxic Talk!

For Andrea's five tips for de-stressing your holidays with healthier food choices, see our article on Better Food, Better Mood.

Original air date: November 20, 2012
Run time: 46:40

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Storm Recovery

In this timely conversation, Chris and Andrea Fabry are joined by certified mold remediator Michael Pugliese to discuss the issues facing the victims of Hurricane Sandy. What steps should be taken after flooding occurs in your home? How can you safely and effectively deal with toxic mold and other environmental hazards? Don't miss this important edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Chris Fabry Live!

If you or someone you know is facing a mold crisis, see our Flood Recovery section for helpful information.

To contribute to momsAWARE's flood recovery efforts, please visit our Help Us Help Others page.

Original air date: October 30, 2012
Run time: 45:57

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Plastic

On this edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Chris Fabry Live!, Andrea gives Chris a pop quiz on the subject of plastics and looks at simple ways to cut down on their use in the kitchen and around the home.

To find out more about reducing your use of plastics, see our article Life with Less Plastic: 10 Simple Steps.

Original air date: September 18, 2012
Run time: 45:36

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Hair Color and Aging

On a special birthday edition of Toxic Talk on Chris Fabry Live!, momsAWARE founder Andrea Fabry joins her husband, Chris, to share her reflections on the last five years and her perspective on aging naturally. She also discusses safe, natural alternatives for hair coloring, as featured in our article To Dye or Not To Dye. (Be sure to check out the before and after photos of her personal experience with henna!)

To read Andrea's thoughts on the "Unexpected Lessons" she has learned in the past five years, please visit her blog.

Original air date: August 7, 2012
Run time: 46:32

Summer Friday Toxic Talk: Summer Skin Care

What do we need to know before we use commercial sunscreens? How about bug repellents? Are there natural alternatives? We also highlight ten questions to ask before making a hotel reservation for that summer getaway. Join Andrea Fabry and her husband, Chris, on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live! for a special Friday edition of Toxic Talk!

For the skin care tips Andrea offers, see our articles on Summer Sun Protection and Summer Bug Protection.

Original air date: July 6, 2012
Run time: 44:34

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Pests

Are there natural ways to control ants and spiders? What about garden pests? Are mothballs safe to use? What is diatomaceous earth? Andrea answers these questions and a few more from listeners during this fun and informative conversation with her husband, Chris, on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live!

For the natural pest remedies discussed and to download the Pest-Punching Printout, see our Bug-Busting Bonanza.

Original air date: June 12, 2012
Run time: 43:04

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Lawn Care

On this edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live!, Chris and Andrea talk about getting rid of weeds and pests, especially in your lawn. What's in those weed-control products we use? Are there natural alternatives that might be safer for your family and your pets? It's a fun, informative discussion you won't want to miss!

To take the 10-question quiz Chris and Andrea talk about, visit our Learning Center and select the Pesticide/Herbicide Awareness Quiz.

For some great tips and resources on chemical-free care of your lawn, including a recipe for a safe and simple weed killer, see our article on Natural Lawn Care.

Original air date: May 8, 2012
Run time: 46:13

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Spring Cleaning

What are some natural, chemical-free ways to clean your home? Can a clean home really make a difference in your family's health? What are the Dustbusting Dozen? Andrea answers these questions and a few more from listeners during this fun and practical conversation with her husband, Chris, on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live!

For the tips discussed and to download the Dustbusting Dozen checklist, see our Guidelines for Spring Cleaning.

Original air date: March 27, 2012
Run time: 46:37

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Eating Right

On this edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live!, Chris and Andrea continue their discussion of healthy eating. What are some mindsets that keep us from healthy change, especially when it comes to diet? Can making a small change in what you eat really make a big difference? It's a fascinating conversation you won't want to miss!

To learn more about the Natural Year Challenges that Andrea mentions, see our Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition and Natural Year Challenge: Household Edition.

Original air date: February 7, 2012
Run time: 46:51

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Food

For the first Toxic Talk Tuesday of 2012 on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live!, Chris and Andrea tackle a timely subject: Food. Join them for a lively, encouraging conversation about the small steps we can take toward healthier eating in the New Year.

To take the quiz Chris and Andrea talk about, visit our Learning Center and select the Food Awareness Quiz.

For the video tour of Andrea's kitchen, see The Toxic-Free Kitchen.

Original air date: January 10, 2012
Run time: 44:46

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Christmas

It's the Christmas edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live! Join Chris and Andrea for a fun-filled conversation about healthy gift-giving ideas for the holidays. Warning: Laughter ahead!

For the list of gifts Andrea talks about, see Twelve Treats for the Toxic Trainee.

Original air date: November 29, 2011
Run time: 45:28

Toxic Talk Tuesday: The Naturally Healthy Bathroom

Andrea Fabry returns to Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live! with the fourth in a series of toxic-free tips, this time for the bathroom. It's a lively, informative discussion we think you'll enjoy!

See our article on The Naturally Healthy Bathroom for the products and recipes Andrea describes, including a video on the making of the Vinegar of the Four Thieves.

To test your knowledge of the quiz questions Chris and Andrea discuss, take our Chemical Awareness Quiz and see how you score!

Original air date: October 25, 2011
Run time: 46:51

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Natural Personal Care Products

Andrea Fabry returns to Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live! with the third in a series of toxic-free tips, this time on personal care.

See our All-Natural Personal Care article for the products and recipes Andrea describes, along with a demonstration video.

Original air date: September 20, 2011
Run time: 46:05

Toxic Talk Tuesday: A Naturally Clean Kitchen

Andrea Fabry returns to Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live! with more toxic-free tips, this time for the kitchen.

See our article on A Naturally Clean Kitchen for the cleaning tips and product recipes Andrea describes.

Original air date: August 23, 2011
Run time: 46:15

Toxic Talk Tuesday: Homemade Laundry Soap

How can you live toxic-free in a world of pesticides and poisons? Andrea Fabry, founder and president of momsAWARE, joins her husband, Chris, on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live! to offer some helpful tips.

See our Homemade Laundry Soap article for the recipe Andrea mentions.

Original air date: July 19, 2011
Run time: 45:13

Quotes

"We had some water leaks in our home... we never thought we needed to clean out and remove the floor, the ceiling, or the drywall... my two small children and I have remained constantly sick for years in this home."

– Mia

"The entire time we lived in our (mold-infested) house the kitchen sponge would get musty smelling within 3-4 days. It was so strange. I had to buy a pack of sponges nearly every week."

– Anonymous

"I'm new at this, but today I cleaned my bathroom with baking soda and vinegar. It's much better not having those strong chemical smells afterwards."

– Anonymous

"I had been struggling with headaches, head fog, breathing difficulties (unable to get a full breath), constant scalp tingling, migraines, nausea, feeling spacey/detached, and severe itchy skin."

– Anonymous

"I have been sick for almost 6 months now and doctors were not able to figure out why. I finally put it all together after going away for vacation for a week and suddenly my symptoms were going away."

– Anonymous

"My symptoms persisted and eventually turned into lethargy and depression. At the age of 26, I required a nap every evening after work."

– Jennifer

"Both of my sons went downhill quickly and coughed for months... They both lost their ability to read, had profound vision disturbances, and had phenomenal gastric issues."

– Lee

"I've been living in a mold-infested home for 13 months... I was going CRAZY! Finally figured it out... Just a few days of recovering in a mold-free home and I feel AMAZING!!!"

– Lauren

"My daughter has had many blood samples taken to test for everything imaginable and her doctor just seems puzzled. Everything comes back normal."

– Anonymous

"...at age 35 or 36 I started to become allergic to everything, and I got asthma at age 36... I went to doctor after doctor after doctor and was desperate for help, but nobody could help me."

– Mia

"We were having a lot of health problems and had been to the doctor countless times... we had large circles of slimy greenish-black mold on the bathroom ceiling, where it had caved in a few months before."

– C.

"I knew it was mold, but doctors kept telling me I had anxiety. I was sitting in my office and could not remember who I was talking to, or what we were talking about."

– Brenda

"I was skeptical at first that these (natural cleaning) products would work, but they work better than the stuff I buy at the store! We will soon be moving to the personal care products as well!"

– Jennifer

"In my moldy home if I left the wet clothes in the washer they would get musty very quickly and I'd have to re-wash... Sometimes I'd run a load, go to work, and they'd be musty when I returned that evening."

– Anonymous

"The ERMI mold test as well as your helpful articles and Toxic Talk Tuesday programs have helped us avoid a terrible mistake in purchasing a new home."

– Angela

"We all suffered from headaches, hormonal body temperature fluctuations, brain fog, fatigue, difficulty breathing, thrush, rashes, and yeast infections... we vacated our home two weeks ago."

– Anonymous

"I started finding myself sitting on the floor in rooms of my house and not remembering how I got there, what I was doing before, or how long I had been there."

– Brenda

"My daughter started having digestive problems... heart palpitations... coughing episodes... muscle/joint pain... asthma/allergies... Her doctor finally advised me to check for mold in our home."

– Anonymous

"Our family has been out of our home for 9 months due to mold... I am so scared and weak from all of this. We have lost friends; family members don't understand."

– Anonymous

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