What we can't see CAN hurt us

Toxins in upholstry
Chemicals & allergins

Most carpets, upholstry and beds off-gas chemicals meant to prevent them from burning (think cigarettes) and to keep them together (carpet backings). These chemicals have typically not been tested for human health.


As well, dander, pollens, dust and dust mite feces easily collect on these surfaces, forcing your immune system to work overtime. Such is not conducive to health, especially for children, seniors and those with compromised immune systems.

Dust Mites

Dust mite feces
Dust Mites

Dust mites feed on our dead skin. Did you know that dust mites are the only indoor source of air pollutants clinically recognized to cause asthma in otherwise healthy people?


Because they love our dead skin they are especially abundant in beds, where we spend about 1/3 of our lives.  (For some this may include the couch/sofa!)


It makes sense to first check beds for their possible source of health problems.


Dust mite feces are also linked to allergies.


How can you get rid of them? There are special washable mattress and pillow covers that can really help. A high-quality vacuum cleaner is the best defense given that dust mites live in couches/sofas, carpets and any warm, damp locations. Using most vacuums will only spread around the problem.


If you want to consider ways to make your home safer, including purchasing an effective vacuum cleaner, contact us.





Residue of popular herbicide likely encourages illness


A chemical and food company wants us to believe that glysophate, a widely-used herbicide, is not only safe -it might be used to treat cancer!


How profitable, as it may also increase your risk for cancer.


Glysophate is considered to be toxic to animals, including humans. A study by two independent scientists, published in Entropy April 2013, connects the increasingly widespread use of glyphosate with modern diseases because of its "inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins."


In other words, it slowly induces disease.


"Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease."


A copy of the whole report can be found under the link GMO's.


Conclusion: only eat organically grown food or foods known not to have been sprayed with Round-up Ready herbicide. Consider also helping your cells to repair from this damage by using Asea.






Ending the Junk Food Obsession

Eating healthy
Eating healthy

We all know that smoking tobacco is bad for our health. With both public pressure and far higher taxes, smoking is (thankfully) on the decline in Canada.


Now we are facing the crushing health effects of junk food and beverages. These are filled with bad fats, sugar, and salt -plus colorants in soft drinks. The results are alarming: rapidly rising rates of obsity, diabetes, heart conditions, cancer, and far more. Our health care system can't keep up. It turns out that a tobacco company is the largest junk food company! Even the most ardent libertarian (who dislikes government intervention in our lives) may have to concede that doing nothing about this epidemic is harming all of us.


Thus we may have to do the same thing with junk food and drinks as we did with tobacco: apply social pressure as well as add taxes. We know that banning didn't work with alcohol (and isn't working with street drugs). At least taxing these ills will raise money needed to pay for the freedom to eat and drink ourselves into oblivion. For more information read this Globe & Mail article.