Creating a No-Tox Home

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Your environment can be the dictator of you being sick or being well.
Air Date: 7/20/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Amy Ziff
Amy-ZiffAmy Ziff is a busy mom to three young kids, a healthy living coach, wellness advocate and blogger with a genetic predisposition to toxicity. (That means she has the MTHFR gene mutation, for those who want a little more science. And her kids share the same trait.) It means they don’t process toxins in the environment as well as some people, and it turns out this isn’t such a rarity. About half the population lives with this genetic “mutation” but doesn’t know it. Amy is determined to make the world a less toxic place for everyone’s benefit, and last year her “buy better” advocacy work reached over 1.5 Million people. She's helping moms harness their collective purchasing power to bring about massive change.

Ziff currently teaches classes on living a NoTox life, blogs about the chemical world we live in, and is launching the first Nontoxic seal of approval. Ziff is changing the world for the healthier one product at a time, one person at a time, one home at a time.
Creating a No-Tox Home
We are under a constant barrage of chemicals.

These chemicals are now being connected to more and more health disorders and diseases. 

Approximately 50 percent of the population carries the MTHFR gene mutation, making it even harder to eliminate toxins from their bodies. These individuals are more sensitive to toxins and hit "overload" sooner. Your body can only take in a certain amount. Once you go over that limit, your body suffers significantly.

Amy Ziff and her children carry this gene mutation, which is one of the reasons she is such an advocate for creating a "no-tox" home.

Your environment can be the dictator of you being sick or being well. Removing toxins from your environment can help you keep your body and cells strong enough to keep you well.

Beauty and personal care products, cleaning solutions, furniture and floor coverings that may contain flame retardants are all culprits.

Amy shares these tips for battling the toxins in your home:

  • Wet mop your floors
  • Use a HEPA vacuum
  • Use fragrance-free products
  • Create DIY cleaning products
  • Create a no-shoe zone
  • Open your windows for at least 10 minutes a day

Amy also suggests turning to the website MadeSafe.org as a resource. This organization is America's first non-toxic certification program.

Listen in to learn more from Amy about creating a healthy, no-tox home.