I use science and common sense to bring you solutions.
We make choices to bring products into our home or office every day that can unknowingly affect our health.
Did You know?
- Over 80,000 new chemicals have been created in the last 50 years, and less than 10% have been tested for their effects on humans, and only a handful have been banned.
- Household cleaners, personal care products, furniture, and even home construction materials can off-gas harmful chemicals that can be problematic for our health.
- The average home contains over 400 chemicals, so it’s no wonder that cord blood tested from newborn babies commonly contains over 200 chemicals.
The good news:
- We have control over what we bring into our space
- There are Safe AND effective alternatives for everyday products that can significantly reduce toxin exposure.
- Small changes on, in, and around our family can lead to better health, a greener planet, and a safer learning and work environment.
Identifying hazards in your space and finding a solution can be overwhelming, and big business tactics of deny, delay, distract and discredit confuse consumers. Remember when cigarette smoking and trans fats like margarine were marketed as good for you? When Asbestos, lead, DDT, and the anti-bacterial triclosan supposedly posed no harm?
I will help you sift through the misinformation and marketing promises that distract you from achieving a healthy and safe space free of toxins.
I have spent a lifetime curating a valuable knowledge and resource base on limiting toxins on in and around your family so that you can thrive in your space. I have tirelessly researched and vetted the best water purifiers, air filters, and products for our home, including personal care products that would optimize our health and wellness. I have vetted Wireless radiation protection devices so you don’t have too! I will help you uncover the dangers of hiding in your everyday products and come up with safe and effective solutions.
I make the invisible hazards visible for those who are ready to see!
About Me: Making the Invisible Visible
I am a certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant, Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist, and New Build Consultant. My passion is helping people limit toxins on, in, and around their space. I test and asses air quality, water, and light quality, as well as measuring and mitigating harmful EMF levels.
My mission is to help you create work and living spaces for optimized health following the principles of Building Biology. I use science and common sense to help inform and empower you, the consumer, on your journey to better health.
I was blessed with a trailblazing mother who, while tirelessly providing her family with the healthiest lifestyle possible, created a legacy of activism and awareness. An avid and persistent researcher whose motto was “Never let convenience get in the way of common sense,” she found her way to the forefront of the La Leche League, homeopathy, the organic food movement, and recycling in the late 1960s.
As a child, I cut my teeth on her zeal and inquiring mind, because she demonstrated how to keep digging until one got to the true source of an issue. Here she is featured in the Dallas Morning News in 1971 (I am the baby on her lap) discussing pollution, recycling, chemicals, organic food, and protecting the health of her family and the planet. I’ve dedicated my life to building on the knowledge, wisdom, and common-sense principles she distilled in our family culture.
Experience (and my mom) has taught me that when untangling a health mystery, there is always a root cause. During college, I started experiencing stomach symptoms, low energy, and a general malaise every time I subscribed to the popular carb-loading craze for long-distance runners. Alternative health research helped me realize I needed to eliminate gluten, and I’ve been gluten-free since 1991. As I learned more, I adjusted my diet to combat polycystic ovarian disease. Doctors at the time said it was not possible for diet to affect the disease, but consuming high fats, low carbs, and cutting the soy lattes that were being peddled as “healthy” was a game-changer, as did removing all of my silver (aka 50% mercury) tooth fillings in 1997. Research and science during the intervening years have increased our understanding and substantiated the evidence in these areas, but alternative health sources led the way.
Continued research and diligence have become even more important as our family has grown.
When Our family began experiencing some scary health issues after moving into our newly built house 5 years ago, my research led me to Building Biology and EMFs. Issues like severe insomnia, fatigue, brain fog, and extremity tingling were eliminated when we mitigated our space for EMFs. We tied me and my daughter’s issues to the incredibly high Radio Frequencies (RF) pulsing through the house and my son’s issues to the high electric and magnetic fields from all the wiring running from our entertainment systems behind his headboard wall.
EMFs were coming from a dozen interior sources that we were able to identify and systematically eliminate. We also found it necessary to shield our upper bedrooms from the strong exterior tower signals with specialty metal mesh, fabric and window film. We made a plan, took immediate action, and now we sleep peacefully through the night.
When I’m not consulting, researching, or curating the best non-toxic products, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, Samantha, 20, Austin, 9, and Alexa, 8 in Austin, Texas. I am a lover of green tea, outdoor activities, organic cooking, and traveling with my family. I am still running and have a personal goal of running a marathon on every continent, and I have two more to go!