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Green Living with Tee

Green Living with Tee

By Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes
Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes, an Environmental Toxins Health Coach(Green Living Gurus) will guide you on a road to avoid toxicants and chemicals that could cause cancer and other illnesses and lead you towards living a healthier low-tox life. On the podcast, she will help you navigate through the process of making healthier choices and inform you of alternative products and options that are not harmful to your health and also the environment. She will help you decrease your exposure to chemicals and hopefully reduce the risk of illnesses and increase your odds of a long, healthy vital life!
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What's the Buzz With CBD With Michael Nicosia and Maria Provenzano
Michael Nicosia is a Buffalo born entrepreneur. His interest in CBD began a few years ago when some friends invited him to a Cannabis Convention in NYC. He decided to try a sample of concentrated CBD and within the hour, he felt a sense of calm and focus. He spent the day at the convention talking to a number of people in the Hemp and Marijuana industry, everyone from doctors and lawyers to growers and extractors. It was a day of information overload.  A couple months later he was home with his two year old daughter who had a horrible case of hand, foot and mouth disease. Her fever was spiking, the sores in her mouth were so painful and she was not eating. Her pediatrician said; other than children's Tylenol and ibuprofen~ there was nothing they could do, the virus needed to run its course. Not satisfied with that answer, Michael remembered the conversation about the benefits of CBD.  He immediately called a doctor that he met at the convention and asked if it was safe for his daughter. His response was yes, it's not only safe, it's also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Michael found the woman’s card and ordered the CBD for an overnight delivery. Once applied, his daughters fever came down and the pain subsided. Twenty-four hours later, the sores in her mouth were gone. After this experience, Michael continued to do more research on CBD and the benefits it could bring to the human body by helping to restore balance. He started incorporating CBD into his own life by using a 1,000 mg full spectrum oil and topical for acute shoulder pain from working out. The topical worked great for immediate pain relief but after about a month o fusing the oil daily, he noticed his shoulder was getting stronger and he was no longer in pain. His workouts became more effective, and he was losing weight (which was his goal). He started drinking less alcohol and overall felt less anxiety and pain. These experiences influenced the creation of Lions Mane Infusions and Michael was inspired by the concept that 'the thicker and fuller the mane, the stronger the lion’. His goal is to develop a lifestyle brand which can help people restore balance and live healthier. From the inception of LionsMane Infusions, his significant other Maria has been helping with research and development of products, along with assistance with marketing and branding; which aligns with her studies and experience. Instagram:  Facebook: Lions Mane Infusions Website: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram Youtube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
April 26, 2021
Glyphosate, Cancer and her book 'The Monsanto Papers' With Carey Gillam
Carey is a veteran journalist, researcher, and writer with more than twenty-five years of experience in the news industry covering corporate America. Her most recent book, The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice (Publication Date: March 2, 2021) tells the inside story of Lee Johnson’s landmark lawsuit against Monsanto after a workplace accident left Lee doused in Monsanto’s herbicide and facing a deadly cancer. Lee was the first to take Monsanto to trial, drawing attention from around the world as his case became one of the most dramatic legal battles in courthouse history. Her 2017 book about pesticide dangers, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, won the 2018 Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists and has become a part of the curriculum in several university environmental health programs. As a former senior correspondent for Reuters’ international news service, Gillam specializes in finding the story behind the spin—uncovering both the risks and rewards of the evolving new age of agriculture. Gillam’s areas of experience include biotech crop technology, agrichemicals and pesticide product development, and the environmental impacts of American food production. Gillam’s reporting and writing have led her to become recognized as an international expert on corporate control of agriculture and the health and environmental impacts of a pesticide-dependent food system. She was asked to testify before the European Parliament in 2017 about her findings and was an invited speaker at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France, in 2019. She also has been a featured speaker at events throughout North America, Australia, The Netherlands, Brussels, and France. Gillam left Reuters in late 2015, becoming a research director for the non-profit organization U.S. Right to Know, an investigative group focused on exposing corporate wrongdoing and government failures that threaten the integrity of our food system, our environment, and our health. She also writes for The Guardian. Gillam resides in Overland Park, Kansas, with her husband and three children.  Follow Carey: Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Website --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
April 19, 2021
Lowering Your Toxic Load and Boosting Your Immune System to Prevent and Survive Cancer With Ginny Dent Brant
Ginny Dent Brant’s cancer diagnosis sent her on a quest to discover what caused a health nut to contract a deadly and aggressive form of breast cancer. She tells us how she changed her lifestyle and was on a mission to prevent cancer from ever coming back again. Ginny is a speaker and writer who grew up in the halls of power in Washington, DC. She has battled cancer, ministered around the world, and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor. Brant’s award-winning book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, was endorsed by Chuck Colson and featured in many TV and media interviews. Her recent book, Unleash Your God-Given Healing: Eight Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer, won a Golden Scrolls Award and was featured on CBN's Healthy Living Show. It was written with commentary from an oncologist and medical researcher.  Learn more at Follow Ginny on Facebook ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
April 12, 2021
The Dangers of PFAS With La'Meshia Whittington
La'Meshia Whittington is a Professor in the Division of Sociology at Meredith College. She is also the Deputy Director for Advance Carolina and the Campaigns Director for the North Carolina Black Alliance. She is the co-convener of the NC Black & Brown Policy Network, former National Democracy Campaigner for Friends of the Earth, Chairwoman of the FRENC Fund Administration, Founding member of Democracy Green, member of the Burke Women's Fund in Western NC and the former NC spokesperson on fair courts for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Professor Whittington leads the work on intersectional democracy and environmental justice, she was a co-author of NC Senate Bill 673, prioritizing environmentally contaminated communities-of-color in voting rights, and a co-author in several Pro-Democracy North Star legislation bills. Professor Whittington is a member of the NC PFAS Team anchoring AFFF legislation, and a convener of the Black Firefighters Fighting PFAS Collective. Professor Whittington has created and co-convened national, regional, and statewide tours and workshops on environmental justice, namely chemical contaminants, and dirty corporations. Professor Whittington continually works with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, DHHS and government agencies to ground community needs and strategies in alleviating health disparities in Black and Brown communities. Professor Whittington led the development of a statewide map to highlight the intersection of environmental justice contamination zones and the frequency in which they are located within gerrymandered Black majority voting districts. Professor Whittington is a petitioner in two active petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for more information: PFAS and 1,4 Dioxane. Professor Whittington is an Afro-Indigenous woman from North Carolina, hailing from a former environmental justice settlement: The Kingdom of the Happy Land. She received her education at Western Piedmont Community College and Meredith College. She is also a classically trained instrumentalist performing over 7 instruments! Instagram: @Nebiyah_ Twitter: @LaMeshiaLe ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
April 05, 2021
Living With an Autoimmune Illness with Holly Wade
Holly Wade is a Functional Health Coach who helps those with autoimmune illnesses create a lifestyle to support their body so that they get quality of life back. Holly has almost 30 years of experience in the Fitness & Wellness Industry and practical experience through her own personal struggle with anxiety, depression, and Crohn’s Disease. She knows first-hand the toll that stress takes on a person’s life. Her passion is to help others reconnect with the wisdom of their own bodies so that they are empowered to make choices to support quality living. Holly weaves in her expertise in nutrition, fitness, stress management, and essential oils to help people create a holistic lifestyle to empower people to create the vibrancy they desire in their lives. Holly is also a Master Trainer for The World GROOVE Movement. She loves salsa dancing, getting outdoors, and her morning coffee. She’s a regular contributor to We Are Beautiful Magazine and Kai Magazine. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
March 29, 2021
The Health Benefits of Using Fasting Techniques with Nicole Oakes
Nicole Oakes is a functional health and wellness coach with a diverse background in holistic health. She holds certifications in Psychology, Holistic Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine. Nicole’s journey with health is filled with many ups and downs; she spent a large part of her life sick and unwell. She was able to restore her health, overcoming difficult health issues that seemingly “have no cure” including Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Mast Cell Activation Disorder. Through this process, Nicole developed an understanding that health lies not just in the physical body, but also in the mind. Our minds play an integral role in the creation of health and disease. She uses her knowledge and expertise to help others. Nicole specializes in helping women with weight loss and improving chronic symptoms of pain, inflammation, fatigue, and anxiety. She loves to inspire people to believe in their ability to heal and help them reach their health and wellness goals. This interview with Nicole helps us truly understand the health benefits of fasting! FB Business page: FB Group: Energized Empowered Fempreneurs; Selfcare Mastery for Women who do it all: IG: Website: Free 5 Day Workshop: Transform your health mindset Masterclass: 22 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
March 22, 2021
Why Organic Wine Is Better for You with Paula Paradise
In this podcast, we talk with Paula Paradise, from Paradise Wines in Buffalo, NY. We chat about sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines and how they are healthy for you as well as delicious and affordable. Paula began her career as a chef working in kitchens around the country, putting herself through college as a creative writing and philosophy major. She earned her M.A.H. at the University of Buffalo. Over the years, Paula worked for some of the best chefs in Buffalo as a pastry chef. When she had the opportunity to meet Burt Notarius, owner of a very large wine shop in Buffalo, he convinced her to segue her love of making food to the art of wine. She worked for Burt for 12 years as a copywriter for their website, newsletter, and in-store promotions. She then became the Director of Wine Education, setting up the model for their classes and guest speakers. The same year that Premier moved to the suburbs of Western, New York, Paula was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and underwent surgery that kept her home for almost 2 months. During that time she decided that she wanted to have a wine shop that focused on organically grown grapes and support farmers who were working to put nutrients back into the land instead of stripping them away with chemicals. On March 3rd, 2015, coincidentally Paula's last day of radiation treatment, she was able to realize that dream with the help of her best friend Lauren Kostek, who was able to buy and renovate the ideal building for their dream wine shop. They have now been open for almost 6 years, focusing on wines made from sustainable, organic, and biodynamic farmed grapes. Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
March 15, 2021
Surviving Breast Cancer, COVID and Avoiding Toxic Chemicals with Odette Sahakian
Odette lives in Denver with her 2 dogs Maya and Josie. She is a principal and financial advisor with Investment Security Group. Favorite pastimes of traveling and seeing friends have been limited and look forward to it soon! In 2019 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent 8 months of treatment which included 6 rounds of chemo, 30 rounds of radiation. In the Fall of 2019, she had her last round of radiation. Right after that, Therese and another Green Living Guru started to help her reduce the toxic and harmful chemicals that were inundating her home and getting into her body. She wanted to do everything possible to avoid any potential cancer-causing chemical from being in her home, in the products that she uses, in the air she breathed, and the food she ate! She also began an exercise routine, watched her sugar intake, and lost over 25 pounds! Hear her story because she is a true testament to living a healthy life, being toxic-free! "We need to personally make the decision to live a better life but I couldn’t have done it without Therese. She opened my eyes and taught me so much. Make your health a priority. Therese will put you on the right path." Odette Sahakian Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
March 08, 2021
Leading a Healthy Life and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes With Daniel Baldwin
Daniel is an actor, director and producer. He is the second oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors. Daniel and I go back many years from him playing in Jim Kelly’s Golf Tournament which I have been involved with for 35 years. Now, we both are helping people live healthier lives. Daniel is a testament of the positive effects that a healthy lifestyle brings. In recent years, he lost over 50 pounds and through dieting reversed his type 2 diabetes. He has taken his life experiences of drug and alcohol addiction and is helping others recover. Daniel also serves on the board of his mothers charity, The Baldwin Fund. It is an organization committed to achieving prevention and thorough research for breast cancer. His Mother Carol is a breast cancer survivor. Websites: Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog: Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Cell: 716-868-8868
March 01, 2021
How to Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home With the ‘Lead Safe Mama’
Tamara Rubin lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a child health advocate, author, documentary filmmaker, and mother of four sons. She has won multiple national awards for her lead poisoning prevention advocacy work.  With the help and support of her readers, she does independent testing of consumer goods for toxicants including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and antimony. She uses an x-ray fluorescent technology. Her advocacy has been covered in print in the New York Times, the New York Post, Mother Jones, Vice, Truthout, the Huffington Post, and the USA Today.  Tamara has been featured on CBS, the Today Show on NBC as well as other popular networks.  In 2017, she was a parent advocate who discovered lead in popular fidget spinner toys. She goes by #LeadSafeMama on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and has over 2,500 pages of information and consumer goods test results on her blog at  Websites: Tamara Rubin  Lead Safe Mama Podcast: Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama Podcast:  My “Ten Minutes With Tamara” series on YouTube  Follow Lead Safe Mama on:  Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Pinterest  Watch: Lead Safe Mama Documentary Film   Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Website and blog Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes email: Cell 716-868-8868
February 22, 2021
How Candles can Pollute your Home and be Harmful to Your Health
Candles can be toxic. Many are made with paraffin wax, which is a petroleum by-product and can release carcinogenic soot when burned. Soot can cause respiratory problems and will aggravate the conditions of those who already have asthma, lung, or heart problems. Many are also scented with synthetic oils which can irritate your lungs and could cause other health problems. Some candles have lead in their wicks which can be even more toxic. Exposure to high amounts of lead has been linked to hormone disruption, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and numerous health problems. In this podcast, we chat with Katie Roering, owner of Fontana Candle Company. We discuss the ingredients in traditional candles that can be harmful to your health and your indoor air quality.  Katie never set out to own a candle company. She is an entrepreneur at heart and was running her dream dog training and grooming center when she got sick. So sick, that she had to sell her shares of the company. She intended to take a year off from work to heal but ended up needing 3 years to regain her health from what she discovered to be mold toxicity. Health and wellness became an important pillar of her life. Candles entered the picture when she was gifted with a conventional candle for Christmas and burning the candle made both her and her husband Eric feel sick. That led them into researching candles and making their own as a hobby. That was when Fontana Candle Co. was born. Follow the Green Living Gurus: Website and blog Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes email: Cell 716-868-8868
February 15, 2021
Food Ingredients to avoid - our Top Ten!
Eating the right foods and filling your body with the minerals and nutrients it needs to thrive is not only beneficial for your health, but it can also help reduce your chances of developing cancer. Make sure you read the labels and know your ingredients. Look for these top ten ingredients to avoid. They are used to enhance the flavor, color and extend its shelf life of food. Some of these substances have been associated with adverse health effects including cancer. 1. Artificial Colors 2. Artificial Flavorings 3. Artificial Sweeteners 4. Benzoate 5. Brominated Vegetable Oil 6. High Fructose Corn Syrup 7. MSG 8. Olestra 9. Shortening, Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils 10. Sodium Nitrite and Nitrate Follow the Green Living Gurus: Website and blog Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes email: Cell 716-868-8868
February 08, 2021
Filtered Water is Very Important with Cancer Survivor Susan Morreale
Susan Morreale, a breast cancer survivor explains how she took charge of her body, researched everything possible to lead a healthy life, and avoid as many chemicals as possible. She knew that water was a big part of making that change and she wanted to drink the cleanest water possible. Susan made sure that she was going to avoid as many toxic, cancer-causing chemicals as possible and she shares with us her road to recovery and clean water. In this episode, we discuss the importance of drinking filtered water. We discuss a reverse osmosis filtration system that Sue has in her home. These systems typically include one or more activated carbon and sediment filters, allowing such systems to reduce or remove many contaminants. A recent study by the nonprofit watchdog organization Environmental Working Group(EWG) asserts Americans are drinking water containing carcinogens and that the contamination may be responsible for more than 100,000 cases of cancer. Susan and her daughter Ciara, own Her Story, a space in which beauty, experience, and wellness are supported by products that guide one's journey to wellbeing. They also own Her Kitchen, a plant-based wellness revolution, and Her Sanctuary, a space for women to gather.  See for more information. For more info on the Reverse Osmosis Water system please email us  Follow the Green Living Gurus: Website and blog Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes email: Cell 716-868-8868
February 01, 2021
How to Grow Greens Indoors with a Tower Garden
Green Living Gurus: Website: Your Host: Therese Forton-Barnes Show Notes:  Good health starts with good habits, like eating wholesome foods and lots of greens.  A Tower Garden lets you easily grow your own fresh, nutrient-rich food without soil.  You can grow greens year-round indoors out outdoors.  No green thumb? No problem. This vertical, aeroponic garden systems allow you to grow your own produce without the time commitment of traditional gardening. Grow greens and herbs indoors with and each model takes up less than 3 square feet. For more info: Since 2014 Tanya Willis is the proud owner of a Tower Garden and thoroughly enjoys spreading healthy living around the world with her online international business. Besides offering Tower Gardens to her customers, she also is the founder of Vibrant Living and The Willis Method. She helps women lose weight for good without deprivation. She has been teaching fitness, personal training, and coaching nutrition and mindset for 30 years and offers the Vibrant Living Membership to those around the globe. Tanya is the author of Cookie Dough in the Dark which is a deep dive into emotional eating and how to free yourself from it.
January 25, 2021
Talking with Eric Wood, former Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl Center and Health Advocate!
Eric Wood is a former center for the Buffalo Bills and nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016. Eric played for nearly nine years with the Bills, until a dangerous neck injury forced him to withdraw from professional football in 2018. Always loving a challenge, Eric has since approached his post-football career transition with enthusiasm, bringing his wisdom of years of experience on the field to broadcast media and public speaking.  He currently engages with fans as a color commentator for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.  Eric also serves as a charismatic keynote speaker at special events, delivering impactful speeches on diverse topics such as leadership, being a Christian father and athlete, and reaching one’s highest potential. For an up-close and personal perspective into his career transition, Eric hosts a podcast, What’s Next With Eric Wood, with a new guest interview every episode. Website: Show Notes:  - Recovery for players after a game  - The Vegan diet or plant-based diet that is popular with athletes now  - Transitioning out of the NFL  - How Eric took charge of his health - Eating Organic food in the Wood household   - How he tries to avoid toxicants as best he can - How the owners of the Buffalo Bills, Kim, and Terry Pegula, helped change the way the players ate and brought in organic food and drinks. Eric loves to eat at The Healthy Scratch in Buffalo and they also provide the players with Juice and other healthy foods. 
January 18, 2021
Merril Hoge - NFL Alumni with Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears– Cancer survivor and how he ‘Found a Way’ to make his way back!
In this podcast interview, we discuss the following: 1.  His bout with cancer and the lawsuit against Monsanto. 2. His health and some tips on how your "Health is Wealth" 3. How Food and Exercise are very important and hear some of his daily health habits  Merril Hoge's FIND A WAY philosophy has allowed him to triumph over obstacles that threatened to derail his dreams, highjack his career, and end his life.  In 1987, Merril made his childhood dream a reality when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played until 1993 and led the team in rushing and receiving in four of his first five years, setting a record in his third year for receptions by a running back. Along with Franco Harris, he is one of only two Steelers players to rush for more than 100 yards in back-to-back playoff games. He was the Steelers Iron Man of the Year two years in a row (1989 and 1990) and was named to the All-Madden team in 1989. In 1993, Merril went to the Chicago Bears as a free agent, where he played for one year until he was forced to retire early due to post-concussion syndrome. At the time of his retirement, Merril had the longest consecutive playing streak in the NFL. Merril joined ESPN in 1995 as a football analyst and sideline reporter, where he quickly distinguished himself through his in-depth knowledge of the game and his strong relationships with the coaches and players in the National Football League. He served as a host and analyst for a wide variety of ESPN programs on television, radio and the Internet, including ESPN’s SportsCenter and NFL Live; Friday Football and Fantasy Insider on ESPN News; The NFL on ESPN Radio; and alongside Ron Jaworski on the highly acclaimed State Farm NFL Matchup. Merril was also a regular contributor to and to ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Football, and Super Bowl and NFL Draft coverage. Today he is a motivational speaker, does work with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is involved in the NFL Way to Play program which promotes proper playing technique across all levels of football. The educational initiative is designed to demonstrate proper technique, explain fundamental concepts and share best practices in an effort to better protect players from unnecessary risk. Website: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Speaking: Merril's Books(Find a Way and Brainwashed): Find A Way Merchandise:
January 11, 2021
Health Changes I Made that Eliminated My Illness and Healed My Body with Kimberly Baca
Kimberly Baca is a wellness coach and also a chef who specializes in gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, plant-based raw, and cooked foods. She is  a bestselling author and speaker. Born in New York but grew up in Michigan, she made Southern California her home when seeking ways to heal her diagnosed autoimmune disorder. After being diagnosed in her late twenties with the autoimmune disorder, Fibromyalgia, Kimberly spent most of her thirties exploring and experimenting with the health hand she was dealt with. Finally, she discovered using her experience in the kitchen as one strategy to heal her body. That is when she started hacking comfort foods she grew up eating, and gourmet foods, enjoyed in her modeling and fashion designer days in Manhattan, to make them not only tasty but also healthy. Kimberly’s best-selling debut cookbook series Recipe Hacker Secrets, chronicles foods she created and reverse engineered, revealing the ‘how’ that she finally mastered to reach harmony between health and extremism. Every step focuses on making one simple healthy lifestyle change at a time. Now it’s her mission to help you find the same freedom to enjoy foods you love in a guilt-free and healthy way. She created a Live 5-day training to jumpstart anyone willing to transform their health and lives for lasting results and will be starting the New Year off right for you to get started now to the life you have waited for you to enjoy at a level like never before! Join the private community for access to this free workshop on Facebook and request to join us at the Health Empowered Tribe. The gift of her Master Kitchen Essentials book is also waiting for you free when you go there now and mention this podcast. You can also get access by buying her book at www. Instagram @naked_veganista
January 04, 2021
How to Boost Your Immune System
Our immune system is our defense mechanism against viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. There are effective ways to boost your immune system and with a strong immune system, your body has the power to cure itself. The immune system helps to provide resistance to infections and toxicity. The key players include the thymus, bone marrow, lymph nodes—and leukocytes(white blood cells), along with a complex network of cells and proteins that make up your immune system. Without going into the scientific description, it is very well known that it is important to do some things regularly that help to keep your immune system healthy. Join the Green Living Gurus on other platforms and come along for some fun learning and healthy living! Website and blog Services: Podcast: Instagram: YouTube: Join us for the Live Show "Toxic-Free Tuesday" every  Tuesdays at 7:45pm(est)
December 28, 2020
How I reduced my 'Toxic Load', lost 40 pounds and got pregnant while making the film Overload
Soozie Eastman is a documentary filmmaker and short film producer. While earning her MFA in Producing for TV and Film at Chapman University she developed a profound love for educating and inspiring people through motion pictures. Soozie has taught courses in pre-production and was Director of Programs for the HUMANITAS Prize honoring writers in television and film. After working in entertainment for over a decade, she returned to her hometown of Louisville where she is currently the Executive Director of the Louisville Film Society, serves on the Louisville Film Commission, and produces the annual Flyover Film Festival. Soozie continues her love of creating “mindful media” with her latest film endeavor, her feature documentary, OVERLOAD: America’s Toxic Love Story. From the Overload Film website: "Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens and consumers. With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and if there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure."  To view the trailer and film on Amazon visit IG/Facebook: @overloadfilm is the IG handle and /overloadfilm on Facebook Website:  website IG @cleanergreenerme FB /cleanergreenerme
December 21, 2020
Living Healthy in a Chemical World with Dr. Aly Cohen, MD
Therese "Tee" and Aly discuss her book Non-Toxic Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World.  In 2013, Dr. Aly Cohen created The Smart Human LLC, a company designed to inform public and private institutions about environmental health concerns and practical solutions to help minimize chemical exposures. Whether found in hospital neonatology intensive care units, pre-schools, or even our own homes, the 87,000 chemicals surrounding us on a daily basis, may have serious health implications; neurodevelopmental, fertility, cancer, thyroid, and other endocrine system risks. The human fetus, toddlers, and teens are particularly vulnerable to the effects of some extremely low-level chemical exposures due to rapid growth and cell turnover during these vulnerable windows of development.  - 2:52 Aly talks about the book and which is an offshoot of a textbook she wrote with Dr Frederick S. vom Saal, PhD in 2017  - 3:45 The book Guides you to Living a Healthy Life and walks you through the solutions. How to understand the chemical problems which help you with the solution.  How to do changes at your own pace. Do it yourself solutions and other solutions made for everyone.   It comes from her and Fred's own experience. Dr Frederick S. vom Saal, PhD was the one primarily the person behind getting BPA out of baby bottles. Aly is also a  Mom and wanted to make sure her kids were not inundated with chemicals invading their bodies and shares her knowledge.   - 9:34 Once you start to reduce your exposure to certain chemicals in your life, there is evidence that the chemicals will also start exiting your system.  -13:36 Many physicians are not trained in chemicals and nutrition and they have very little time to share this information with their patients. Physicians have to learn it outside their practice. Most major Medical Schools are primarily subsidized by the Pharma industry and they do not even teach Nutrition right now in 2020. Even the best Medical Schools in the USA get about 5 hours of nutrition education in 4 years of medical school.  -15:20 It is an uphill climb:  Doctors are not trained in Chemicals like BPA, Phthalates, heavy metals, and environmental exposures, and how they affect brain health, the endocrine system and cognition and breast cancer risk etc... She is trying to change it from the inside out.  -16:48 There are many different formulas for products in Europe than for the same products in the USA.   -17:42 She is seeing sicker and sicker patients and at younger ages such as obesity, infertility, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid conditions in their 20's. Sicker people at younger ages.   -18:18 With regard to COVID-19 these chemicals cause inflammation in the body. You should be thinking about reducing inflammation by reducing chemicals that can contribute to a lot of chronic health conditions.  -20:31 Nutritional Sufficiency's: What you eat in nutrition can help you reduce the harm from these exposures.  She calls it human fertilizer.   -21:30 Vitamin D and the benefits 22:40 What is her biggest beef? Clean drinking water and Toxic Air fresheners  -29:37 The Smart Human - Her platform/website with tips every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Order her book 'Non-Toxic Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World': Website: Facebook: Instagram: Podcast: For more information on Therese Forton-Barnes and the Green Living Gurus see the following: website: email:
December 14, 2020
Sisters Tara Sasiadek and Anna Bystran explain the health benefits of Kombucha. Kombucha is tasty and versatile. It's a great way to stay hydrated and replace soda. You are much more likely to break a bad habit if you consciously replace it with a better one, so sub in Kombucha for your sugary pop, processed juice, or calorie boosted frappucino. Nourish yourself with the many benefits of tea, including the energy- and metabolism-boosting powers of caffeine, and the immune-boosting properties of antioxidants in our organic free-trade black tea base. "Our product line is made with Fairtrade, certified organic tea leaves, and is New York State manufactured sugar to feed our organic SCOBYs, A focus on organic local produce whenever available...Resulting in tangy effervescent iced tea for your use, full of antioxidants and probiotic goodness. What is Snowy Owl Kombucha all about?  Sparkling, probiotic tea to nourish the body and delight the senses.  Brewed with organic fair-trade tea & love by two sisters in Buffalo, NY, and infused with delicious fruit, herbs, and flowers to maximize your health.  Brought to you with our dedication to keeping things small & sustainable, compassionate & curious. SCOBYs are just so cool: a living organism that is both a community and an individual, the culture we use to make your kombucha has unique wisdom we love to learn from. It's an easy way to support your health journey. Our mission is to provide your adventurous life with a product you can trust to be delicious, responsibly made, and healthy for you and your family and friends. Website: Snowy Owl Facebook: Instagram: Side Note: Some people can be sensitive to yeast, fungus, and bacteria – even when they are the “good” kind. Drinking beverages with live and active cultures could increase your risk of infection if you are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery and your white blood cell counts are low. Please check with your Doctor.
December 05, 2020
How to Transition to Plant-based Eating for Good, and Without Feeling Deprived with Jen Weare
Jen will walk us through what 'belief clearing' is exactly and how it relates to going plant-based. She will explain how she did it with her family, and also explain all of the benefits of switching to a plant-powered diet.  Bio:  Jen Weare is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Belief Clearing Practitioner. She’s on a mission to inspire and empower others to live their Hol:Life by switching to a more plant-based lifestyle. One of her mottos is: Be a Rebel. Eat Plants. Live your Hol:Life As a wife and busy mom of 2, she understands how difficult it can be to get great tasting, nutrient-dense meals on the table without having to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. She also knows how isolating it can be when you decide you want to make a change to better your health, but no one else in your family is on board. She’s been there...done that, and continues to focus on supporting her clients so that they don’t have to feel alone. She helps her clients reclaim their self-confidence, health, and compassion through plant-based living. Website: Social: IG: @hol_lifehub FB:
November 28, 2020
From Sugar Addict to Vibrant Health with Tanya Willis
Tanya takes us through 'simple shifts' that she made in her life to live healthier. Some of these include avoiding carcinogens and other chemicals, assessing your skincare products that are loaded with toxic ingredients, and changing your diet.  Tanya is a wife and mum among many other things!!  She’s had many issues dealing with the scale going up and down, a muffin top that wouldn’t disappear, emotional eating binges that did not involve carrots, and struggling with insecurity! Through all of this, she just wanted to feel normal. She wanted to be happy like everyone else! In her teens and 20’s, she wanted the quick fixes, the magic pills, the fairy dust – whatever she could get her hands on to make her a lean, happy, and sexy machine. Yup, she found out it doesn’t exist. She wanted to cry!! Tanya was so frustrated. During her journey, Tanya delved further into holistic health-the emotional, mental, and physical. She ditched the dieting & quick fixes and embraced the journey by implementing simple shifts with long-lasting results. She wrote a book, Cookie Dough in the Dark, to help women end their struggle with overeating and sugar addiction. Her certifications include ACE Personal Trainer & Behaviour Change Coach, PN Nutrition Coach, Pilates & Fitness Instructor. Tanya has been in the health & wellness field for over 25 years and has been helping women live vibrantly. Her mission is to continue to help women step into the body they WANT. To feel confident & sexy, in control of their food choices, and have their clothes fit just as they should while having the energy to live a VIBRANT life. Website Social media Links Facebook: Instagram:
November 21, 2020
Could Your Water be Affecting Your Health with Andrea Amico
Andrea Amico talks about how her kids were poisoned with PFAS from drinking water in New Hampshire. PFAS are a forever chemical and they build up in our bodies and never break down in the environment. Very small doses of PFAS have been linked to cancer, reproductive and immune system harm, and other diseases. Humans are using more and more materials that are polluting the water sources that we drink from. The list of pollutants is long and the signs of water pollution surround us. Contaminants are being dumped into our drinking water. Learn from her firsthand. You do not want to be in her position. 
November 15, 2020
The Link Between Environmental Toxins and The Stress Response with Jeanne Clunn
At Green Living Gurus, we believe regardless of your race, socio-economic status, or gender, you deserve to live in an environment free of toxic chemicals that may give you cancer, cause infertility and birth defects, or cause health problems for future generations. Unfortunately, women tend to face greater levels of exposure to certain toxic chemicals than men. Jeanne will walk us through these harmful ingredients and how to avoid them. Jeanne Clunn is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, founder of Nutrition Jeanne and the Calm and Balanced Mama Method, and a Beautycounter consultant. She has young kids, 2 dogs, and is the wife of a retired Air Force master sergeant. After recovering from her own cortisol imbalance through nutrition, lifestyle, movement, and mindset, Jeanne made it her mission to help stressed-out moms stop feeling so exhausted and moody so they can live an accomplished life and show up as the Mom and woman they know they can be. Her goal is to help moms see that it is not normal to always feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired, and that this isn't just a phase of life - but instead it is a hormonal imbalance that won't allow the body to switch out of the reactionary, fight or flight state. She helps clients support their stress response system and bring their hormones back into balance through a phased approach that consists of discovering who they're meant to be, stress and mood control through biology, aligning your hormones, and aligning your identity. Website: social media links:  FB:      IG: @nutritionjeanne Blog:
November 07, 2020
How I Discovered My Makeup was Causing Me Harm with Leslie Uffman Aguilar
Do cosmetics cause you health issues?  Some makeup can cause health problems in some people, such as skin or eye irritation or allergic reactions. Leslie discovered this when she realized she could only wear makeup every other day because she would wake up with swollen eyes. Leslie Uffman Aguilar is a postpartum health coach who helps new moms get to their ideal weight, build their core strength, and get comfortable in their own skin so that they can feel strong, confident, and beautiful while doing all the things they love.  She is certified in health coaching, mat Pilates, personal training, postpartum corrective exercise, pre- and postpartum coaching, and nutrition coaching.  Leslie believes that true transformation doesn't start in the kitchen or the gym but in the mind. Rather than using high-impact boot camp style workouts, her approach utilizes foundational motherhood movement patterns and simple eating practices that make healthy living stress-free and enjoyable.  She also is an advocate for green beauty products since she started looking into the ingredients during her first pregnancy. Facebook:    Instagram: @leslieuffmanaguilar Podcast:
October 31, 2020
The top 3 Ways to practice self-care without adding anything on your to-do list with Claudia-Sam Cataford Sauvé
Claudia-Sam supports driven women who feel unfulfilled, have lost their sense of purpose, feel stuck with where they are at in life yet are ready to transform their lives while confidently trust themselves and take the leap fearlessly towards their purpose while creating a fulfilling life filled with joy, using her Tune-In Method. Claudia-Sam is a yoga teacher who's had training in 6 countries, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, 9 years of experience empowering humans to live their passion while working in corporate events and for Canada's biggest media conglomerate, and she's traveled around the world searching for her purpose when she realized it lied within her. She's based in the outskirts of Montreal, Canada, and has a daily self-care practice that allows her to tune-in to her higher self. and Social media: 
October 24, 2020
How Reversing My Diet Reversed My Diabetes
Jessy came to the United States from India and was mesmerized by all the food in the USA. She eventually gained weight and then developed diabetes in 2000. She went through many hard times and under tremendous stress until she turned her life around.  Listen to how she did it and what she is doing now to help others. She now helps busy women lose weight, balance their blood sugar, and reduce or eliminate their medications so they can have more energy and vitality. She currently resides in Virginia, loves to cook healthy recipes, and help you create a better relationship with food. She has been enjoying the ketogenic diet since June 2017.  The ketogenic diet helped her reverse diabetes, eliminate blood pressure medicine and enjoy a healthy life! Website: Pinterest: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:
October 17, 2020
How Chemicals Can Affect Your Mental Health(Today is World Mental Health Day 10-10-2020)
Mental Health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood through adulthood. Environmental exposures to toxic substances can lead to disease, illnesses, disabilities, and other medical conditions. The connections to psychiatric conditions are not as well known. However, there is a substantial amount of scientific evidence that certain exposures can lead to both temporary and long-term psychiatric symptoms and illness.
October 10, 2020
Toxins in Food that can be Harmful to your Health
Artificial flavors and dyes are added to so many foods and sometimes are disguised by words that make you believe they are 'healthy'. Consumption of food dyes has increased 500 percent in the past 50 years! Many are linked to various health issues and even cancer.  Basic rule – READ YOUR LABELS AND KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS. If you can’t pronounce it, DON’T  EAT IT AND definitely don't give it to your kids!
October 05, 2020
What are microgreens, and why are they so beneficial for your health with Lisa and Justin Brocato with Rooted Locally
Lisa and Justin will explain why microgreens are so beneficial, delicious, and are great for your health.  In 2016 after being inspired by the local food movement Lisa and Justin started their family-run business with only $500 out-of-pocket. That year they had only 1 rack with 3 lights set up in their dining room and sold at one farmer's market every Saturday. In 2018 they were one of 27 businesses selected by Ignite Buffalo and 43North to receive a grant of $25,000.  Those dollars allowed them to expand their operations significantly, while also giving Justin the opportunity to leave his 9-to-5 job for Rooted Locally full-time. Today they operate out of a 400-square foot grow space with all state-of-the-art grow lights. They attend 2 weekly farmer's markets, many pop-up events and have over 20 restaurants they provide microgreens and edible flowers too. Next up is the development of their operations on 24-acres of land they purchased in East Amherst, NY.  Their plans are to continue the indoor vertical farming but expand into more traditional farming as well.  The dream is to create an agri-tourism destination there.
September 26, 2020
How to Survive Cancer and Thrive in Life with Susan Morreale
What does it take to survive cancer? Susan Morreale, a breast cancer survivor says,  "We need to be in charge and take control of our bodies". Susan explains how she took charge of her body, researched everything possible to lead a healthy life, and avoid as many chemicals as possible. She changed what she had control over and took control of her body. Susan made sure that she was going to avoid as many toxic, cancer-causing chemicals as possible and she shares with us her road to recovery and her mission to help others. She and her daughter Ciara, own Her Story, a space in which beauty, experience, and wellness are supported by products that guide one's journey to well-being. They also own Her Kitchen, a plant-based wellness revolution, and Her Sanctuary, a space for women to gather.  See for more information. Follow the Green Living Gurus: Website and blog Facebook  Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living  Gurus Page Instagram YouTube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes email: Cell 716-868-8868
September 19, 2020
Harmful Ingredients Commonly Found in Toothpaste
Many conventional kinds of toothpaste contain harmful ingredients. These can be difficult to recognize on the label. You may be wondering why avoiding toxic toothpaste ingredients is so important when toothpaste is in your mouth for a short period of time, and even when it is, you certainly don’t swallow it. The truth is, our mouths can also absorb those chemicals into the bloodstream. Also, certain ingredients can disrupt the natural balance of flora (both “good” and “bad” bacteria) in our mouths that aids in maintaining our oral health.  There is a protective mucous membrane in your mouth that can become irritated, inflamed, and infected with toxic ingredients and this imbalance can even affect your gut microbiome.
September 14, 2020
Are Your Shampoo and Conditioner Filled with Chemicals?
What goes on you, goes in you. Your skin is not only your largest organ, and whatever goes on your skin or scalp also goes into your system. It is really important to avoid putting toxins on your skin if at all possible and that includes your scalp. We share potentially harmful ingredients and also some alternative products.
September 08, 2020
What is plant based nutrition with Roslyn Kent
Roslyn Kent is a plant based Registered Holistic Nutritionist living in Vancouver, BC. She specializes in the microbiome, gut health and helps active women struggling with IBS and similar gut health imbalances conquer and manage their symptoms through evidence based, plant based nutrition strategies when conventional medicine has failed them. Roslyn suffered from IBS herself for over 10 years, and despite seeing countless doctors, specialists, nutritionists, naturopaths, dieticians, and therapists, she wasn’t given the solutions or the information she needed to tackle her symptoms. In 2018, Roslyn took her health into her own hands, enrolled in the Natural Nutrition Program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist where uncovered the ins and outs of what constitutes a healthy microbiome. And in the progress, she realized what the missing piece was when it came to her own journey with IBS: No one was talking about nutrition or how your food choices significantly impact your microbiome. Today, Roslyn runs her own 12 month program, The Plant Powered Gut Academy, where she works alongside women struggling with gut health imbalances to implement nutrition, lifestyle and supplement strategies that are backed by science, restore their relationship with food, and get back to the activities they love, all the while living a plant powered lifestyle. When Roslyn isn’t working with clients online, you can find her in the mountains—backcountry skiing, hiking in the alpine, or mountain biking. Roslyn is a firm believer in balance and seeking out nature, and she does just that every chance she can get.  Email:  Website: Social:
August 29, 2020
Why Music Is Good For Your Health
Recent studies show that listening to music provides many health benefits such as mood elevation,  pain reduction, stress management, improved sleep quality, mental alertness and increased IQ. If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout. Essentially, music gets your good genes moving. Music helps with mood, memory, learning, and basic brain function. But it also slows down the bad genes that cause brain degeneration, meaning that listening to music is like having a shield on your brain. You may not recognize it, but music is changing your life… for the better!!
August 23, 2020
CBD-Why you need it
Kim Wallace and Rosemary Sparacino are the co-founders of Nani~Wan Luxe, a company that creates hand-crafted, CBD infused body products. Kim and Rose created their company after their fathers died of cancer. They provide education across the Western New York region about the virtues of CBD oil and how it can be used to help those who are challenged with chronic conditions. Kim and Rose take pride in the time and effort that goes into each product they create. From the research and development to the quality of the raw ingredients, each product created by Nani~Wan Luxe is infused with 100% of their love and energy.
August 17, 2020
What Our Moms Have Taught Us About Healthy Living
I’m joined by my Dad, Jim Forton(age90) my niece Rose Forton(age 9) and my sister in law Laura Forton(age 49) talking about things we have learned about Healthy Living and some unhealthy!
August 08, 2020
How Air Purifiers Can Help With Snoring.
There are so many health benefits from clearing the air of irritants in your bedroom. Breathing easier can give you more energy and eliminate snoring. Better sleep can have dramatic effects on your immune system and your overall health. Allergens like pollen and dander will cause your airways to be more congested and that can contribute to snoring. Air purifiers can help snoring triggered by allergies and pollution. Poor quality air can irritate your upper airways, leading to stuffy and inflamed noses and throats. Air purifiers filter out the harmful particles that bring on these symptoms and can reduce snoring as a result. What looks like clean air can be filled with invisible particles and dirt. These microscopic air particles get into your airways, sinuses, and lungs and aggravate breathing issues like snoring and asthma. Thanks to our Austin Air Purifier, we are no longer snoring and are getting better sleep!!
August 01, 2020
Raising a Healthy Dog and Toxic Free
We all know to raise a healthy  and happy dog they should get good mental stimulation, decent dog food, exercise, toys  to play with, socialization and manners training.  What so many people don't know, is there are toxic chemicals in their toys,  glyphosate and other chemicals from lawns can be ingested, their food can be tainted with horrible chemicals and terrible ingredients, and quite possibly be over vaccinated. Therese walks us through her method of raising her Australian Labradoodle  Murphy and touches on some experiences from her past labrador retrievers Toby, Zaki and Venus. A Happy 90th birthday to my Mom who would have been 90 years young today and is the reason why I love and respect animals so much.
July 25, 2020
Avoiding Toxic Toys for Your Kids
Children want to play and need to play! It is very important to their development and well-being. Toys are the number one item that parents buy their kids to play with. There are so many items on the market today and you can purchase them in a toy store, at the supermarket or the dollar store. But these toys must be free from toxic chemicals. Babies and young children can spend a lot of time chewing and sucking on their toys! Toys are regulated to some degree but primarily for their safety in size, shape and not so much for their toxicity. Ideally, toys should be made from sustainable, non-toxic wood, organic cotton, or other natural or organic materials. 
July 18, 2020
Pregnancy and avoiding potentially harmful chemicals
More and more research is linking chemicals to birth defects, cancer, thyroid disorders, acne, asthma, diabetes, obesity, allergies, infertility, and even ADHD.  If I had my way, every OB office and midwife in the U.S. would distribute information to their patients on how chemicals can affect a woman and her fetus. Women should be made aware of sources of exposure to chemicals in order to reduce the risks to the developing fetus. In this interview with Wendy Haskell-Andres, we talk about her pregnancy(due 7-25-2020) and how she managed to avoid chemicals as much as possible. 
July 11, 2020
Organic Body Products
Have you looked at the ingredients list on your bath/body products lately? Organic Body Products was created by Kristen Saurer. Kristen and her husband were raising three special needs kids when she realized how many chemicals were in products. She wanted to make sure she was giving her children the healthiest lifestyle with the lowest amount of toxins.  Kristen started her business "Organic Body Products" with handmade to order ORGANIC and ALL NATURAL home, bath and body products.  She works out of her home just North of Buffalo, NY Read more:
July 04, 2020
The Power of Raw Foods with Sharon Cryan with the Food Nerd.
Sprouting increases nutrient levels in grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts or seeds. Sprouts also contain lower levels of antinutrients, making it easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients they contain. Sharon, with ‘Food Nerd’ walks us through the process of sprouting and the benefits to your health. She created a product called Food Nerd that we will hear about as well that includes  products with fruits, vegetables, and superfoods - and never any artificial or animal based ingredients. "We are always working with nature to provide you with all in one, plant based nourishment. Our goal is to make superfoods more convenient and accessible for you! Chia pudding is the underappreciated baby sister of overnight oats. Chia is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, and fiber. The soluble fiber of the chia soaks up water and the seed swells and becomes gelatinous (similar to flax seeds). This texture is incredible for creating delicious, healthy “puddings” that our taste buds, and our gut love!"
June 26, 2020
A Geothermal home and 'Green' neighborhood - a wave of the future!
The neighborhood where the house is located in East Amherst, NY is 50% Green Space and the first Certified Green Neighborhood in NYS. It is Energy Star “Green” certified w/Geothermal Heat & Solar Power equals LOW or NO utility bills! Geothermal systems function because of the Earth's natural heat resources. The ground will absorb about 50% of the Sun's energy and is then naturally absorbed into the pipes underground, which are about 8' below where the Earths temperature is always about 50 degrees. The Sun heats the Earth. This heat is transferred to water-filled underground pipes  I took a tour of the home and the neighborhood and was quite impressed. Here is the listing to see  more info.
June 20, 2020
Understanding and Avoiding Toxic Sunscreen
A very talked about subject as it should be since the sun is baking these ingredients into your skin and many are hormone and endocrine disruptors. Some sunscreens have active ingredients such as: oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene and  inactive ingredients such as phthalates, paragon, sodium laureate sulfate and fragrance. It is hard to navigate through the options and understand sunscreens and avoiding the most toxic ones. We also have a store on Amazon where you can find the ones we recommend. Here is the link:  The  Sunscreens we recommend We earn a very small percentage and are not paid by any company to suggest their product. For homemade sunscreen made by Kristen Saurer    For Beautycounter sunscreen: Amanda Lux
June 13, 2020
Living in Alignment through Ayurveda with Hannah Levin
Hannah Levin is an Ayurveda Health Counselor, Yoga teacher and Yoga Health Coach who delights in guiding women out of self-care neglect to live their best lives. She hosts the popular Yoga and More group on Facebook, where she offers daily yoga, and also leads the Vitality Circle, her signature, indepth, year-long Ayurveda program for women. Learn more at
June 06, 2020
Yoga with Paula Carver
Paula is living and loving the yoga lifestyle. She took the practice off the mat, as they say. This includes a healthy diet, adequate sleep, moderation in most everything, kindness and gratitude as well as incorporating Ayurvedic strategies to maintain physical and mental health. Her yoga practice allows her to navigate through the rough times and enjoy the good ones with acceptance and grace. You can also join Paula live at our Facebook Group page, Healthy Living and Toxic Free(HLTF) Saturdays in the summer from 9am-10am either live or remotely. Namaste! Paula's website :
May 30, 2020
Getting safer products into the hands of everyone with BEAUTYCOUNTER Manager, Amanda Lux
There are so many skin care and makeup products with harmful chemicals in them. BEAUTYCOUNTER is one company, started bt Gregg Renfrew after she realized there were so many harmful chemicals in products she was applying to herself and her children. Amanda Lux, a manager with BEAUTYCOUNTER, helps to guide us through the mission of BEAUTYCOUNTER  and all of the great non-toxic products they have. She will also tell us about their Blueprint for Clean standards Please join our Facebook Group called Healthy Living and Toxic Free(HLTF) and become part of our community on living a healthier life and avoiding harmful chemicals.  You can also join our Facebook business page Green Living Gurus. To join Amanda on her mission to help get safer products into everyones hands: Shop with Amanda here: Or follow her on social media: Facebook: Amanda Michele Lux (Farrell) Instagram: Amanda_Mich
May 23, 2020
Essential Oils 101
doTERRA Essential Oils with Nanette Luczak, a Silver Wellness Advocate. Founded in 2008. doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing highest quality essential oils with the world. Having seen for themselves the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources, a group of health-care and business professionals set out to make this mission a reality. They formed a company and named it doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.”
May 16, 2020
What is Chemical Distancing?
Chemical Distancing is when you come in contact with everyday chemicals that can make you sick, want to gag, have to cough or just outright want to run fast from them! 
May 09, 2020
Let’s get started!!
Are you ready to get started and learn about chemicals and getting them out of your house, office and your lives?Therese Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus will guide you along the way. Learn about Therese and her experience. Take the first step to getting harmful chemicals out of your life and to making alternative choices for the better of your health and environment.
May 02, 2020