Your Home May Be Hurting Your Health (VIDEO)

Health Check 9

dawn lorenz and suzanne somersIs your home a toxic trap? I'm not just talking about whether or not you've got dishes piled high or you've got in-laws in the guest bedroom outstaying their welcome. So many of us just stick to the home products and appliances we're accustomed to -- that our parents used or that we're convinced (likely thanks to advertising) are "state-of-the-art." But filling our cabinets with certain cleaners and our kitchens with rooms with various materials may be making us sick! That's the topic Suzanne Somers explored in her latest episode of the CafeMom Studios YouTube channel show Suzanne Somers Breaking Through.

Suzanne sat down with mom and green home expert who writes, Dawn Lorenz, who says that when she got pregnant for the first time, really started to take notice of hazardous items in her home.


For instance, she realized that her dishwasher should have racks coated with nylon, not toxic PVC. She did away with air fresheners or plug-ins and started using straight-up essential oils. She went back to basics with cleaning products, opting for baking soda and hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach. So smart! And there's more ...

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Suzanne asked Dawn to cite the top three steps any mom can take to "detox" her home, and they're actually really simple. Here they are in the episode (at around 3:00). And be sure to keep watching, too, because then Suzanne talks to neuroscientist Dr. Russell Blaylock about toxins our kids are exposed to -- even when they're in the womb -- and how that can lead to neurological diseases, like Parkinson's, brain tumors, and dementia.

I'm really so glad that Suzanne is calling attention to these everyday steps that we can all take to make our homes -- and by extension, ourselves -- healthier. Sure, I get that sometimes you have to pick your battles. We can't all be 100 percent green and clean 100 percent of the time, but to do our best to keep chemicals and toxins away from our loved ones -- and out of our diets! -- seems well worth the effort.

Want to get more of Suzanne Somers Breaking Through? Check out the new video series on the CafeMom Studios YouTube Channel! A new episode will appear every Thursday, but you can subscribe right there in case you forget!

Do you follow or plan to follow some of the tips Suzanne, Dawn, and Dr. Blaylock offer up in this episode?


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nonmember avatar Mike M

I do tend to avoid drinking bottled water as I find that it has quite a taste of plastic to it compared to filtered (via reverse osmosis) water or water from Mount Shasta. As far as all this fear of toxins goes (whether real or perceived), some things (such as lead) have clear evidence of being harmful to us while other things are more difficult to find scientific evidence that proves that they are toxic to humans/animals. I'm one who prefers not to live my life in fear of the unknown so I don't worry too much about everything that's said to be toxic (or what's said to be good for you - e.g., cleansing diets, colon cleansing, etc.) when there is little or no scientific evidence of such claims being true. Now, I personally have experienced the affects of energy healing (from my spirit guide as well as from my own thoughts, actions, and desires) so if I am concerned about something possibly having a negative affect on my health I'll either/both ask my spirit guide (or any spirit that's capable of healing me spiritually) to keep me healthy or improve my health, and/or focus on healing myself with energy (just by using my own thought to control the use of energy). Anyone can do this (prayer is common and simple, but it helps to educate yourself on spiritual knowledge and the use of energy for healing, etc.), though the outcome is not guaranteed as our own soul may want or has accepted something contrary to what we want in order to better grow spiritually.

suziejax suziejax

Skyhook I wanted to tell you in regards to your comment........ she does not inject toxic stuff into her face,,,, she does how ever inject her own stuff from her own stem cells... its a natural and radical interesting way to fight aging and is not bad for you


suziejax suziejax

I found this extremely interesting and will be making even more changes. I also will be looking into the Curcumin they spoke of

Anne4222 Anne4222

Ignorance is bliss skyhook

fairt... fairtinuviel

I thought this was a great episode, I love Dawn's Raising Natural Kids web page and facebook page, I only wish I had it sooner.  Her website talks about the things that we know aren't safe and how best to avoid them or replace them.  She does real research into these subjects and gives you the facts and really lives what she's talking about.  I didn't buy into all the natural living "hype" either, then I started to pay attention to what she was saying and the facts that are really out there that companies don't want you to know about.  I have really had my eyes opened and hope more people look at what Raising Natural Kids and many other sites are trying to do in getting this information out to the public.

Rosy Hess

Lot's of good info! Thanks for having Dawn on the show. Her tips on Raising Natural Kids have always been so helpful to me.

jessi... jessicasmom1

thanks! alot of good tips

daisy... daisybluesue

Dawn has a great way of making daunting tasks seem more simple. To a novice taking these little steps to naturalize your life will quickly lead to the next.

nonmember avatar Evelyn

I love Raising Natural Kids Facebook and Blog Posts! I have learned so much regarding the toxins in my home and how to start ridding them from my home. I have also learned a whole lot from Dawn about herbs and eating clean. We love Raising Natural Kids and Love the Advice we Get!

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