The Green Living Gurus

The Green Living Gurus

By Therese Forton-Barnes
Do you want to live a healthier life? Are you worried about the chemicals that are in your home and in all of the products that you use and in the air that you breathe? Do you want to eat healthier? We will help you navigate through this process of making choices to becoming healthier and will help you make changes and offer alternatives to products that are not harmful to the environment and to your health. We love to help people make changes whether it is a baby step or a big leap!
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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!!
10:22
August 1, 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.
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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. 
10:33
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. 
15:00
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: https://organic-body-products6.webnode.com/
14:20
July 4, 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!"
31:39
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.  https://nys.mlsmatrix.com/DE.asp?ID=2173652648
15:46
June 20, 2020
Understanding and Avoiding Toxic Sunscreen (recorded on Facebook Live)
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
16:01
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 www.heartfeltwellbeing.com
22:34
June 6, 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 : http://www.paulaonyoga.com
09:40
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: https://www.beautycounter.com/AMANDALUX Or follow her on social media: Facebook: Amanda Michele Lux (Farrell) Instagram: Amanda_Mich
18:50
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.”
26:38
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! 
16:32
May 9, 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.
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May 2, 2020
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April 30, 2020