Episode 26 - Nine Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Healthier And Safer Environment During The Coronavirus Outbreak
As more and more of us are working remotely and practicing social distancing as the coronavirus hits the US, we thought it would be helpful to share nine simple ways you can make your home a healthier and safer environment. We hope these tips bring you peace of mind and give you a sense of control during this scary time!
According to the EPA, the average American indoor environment is 2 to 5 times more polluted than the outdoor air. The EPA also stated that the worst air pollution in our nation is right inside our own homes and workplaces and that 50% of all illness is connected to the indoor air quality. Crazy! Thankfully there are many easy ways to help improve this, which we address in today’s episode:
We are back for Season 2 - hooray! In this episode, we are going to go over the US emissions for 2019 and then share the top six ways you can mindfully live a more eco-friendly and sustainable life in 2020.
As the ramifications of climate change increase, from hurricanes to wildfires to extreme drought, we as privileged first-world consumers have a responsibility going into 2020. It is on us to make changes in our day to day lives. It is on us to live a more mindful, eco-friendly, and sustainable lifestyle. It is on us to let our policymakers know where we stand. You have much more power than you give yourself credit for when it comes to creating lasting and beneficial change for our planet and our goal with this first episode of Season 2 of the Positively Green Podcast is to point you in the right direction for 2020.
We can hardly believe it's been a YEAR since we launched the Positively Green Podcast. Launching this sustainable and holistic living podcast has been such a joy. Becca and I love seeing your sustainable swaps, hearing what episodes have inspired you to change your habits, and creating content that can hopefully make a positive impact as we curb climate change.
In this episode we discuss:
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For all our earth-friendly cat moms and dads out there, we have got the purr-fect episode for you. If you have been wondering how to care for your kitty in a sustainable and toxin-free way, Roberta Donaldson of The Millennial Cat Mom is here to help. In this episode, we learn why cats are true carnivores and how to source ethically raised meat for the healthiest and most sustainable feline diet possible. We also cover everything from eco-friendly litter box care to zero-waste cat toys.
Roberta Donaldson is an Environmental Scientist and Conservation Biologist by day and passionate pet parent by night. She is the creator of the blog Millennial Cat Mom and is the pet parent of her two beautiful fur children, Loki and Lambeau. Roberta’s goal is to inspire pet parents everywhere to take their pet's health into their own hands by providing knowledge and resources about the monster that is the pet food industry. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, but is now lost in the mountains in Denver, CO.
In this episode we discuss:
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Pet Food Companies You Can Trust:
Sustainable Litter Box Options:
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Episode 22 - Why The Oil Cleansing Method Is The Best Way To Beautify Your Skin with Emma of The Sunday Standard
This week on The Positively Green Podcast we have organic skincare formulator Emma, founder of The Sunday Standard. As someone who has dealt with acne-prone skin her whole life, chatting with Emma about her nourishing facial oils was so enlightening. I've been implementing the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) for nearly six years and Emma took my understanding of why it works to a whole new level. If you've been curious how OCM works or you have been trying it for a while and want to take it a step further, this episode is for you!
The Sunday Standard is a beauty brand based in Milwaukee, WI. Emma's products are made with non-toxic, plant-derived ingredients and are formulated to heal blemish-prone skin from the inside out.
In this episode we discuss:
Stay in touch with Emma:
To receive 10% off your first order with The Sunday Standard, use discount code PositivelyGreen at checkout!
Episode 21 - Holistic tips for a good night's sleep, acupressure, and integrative medicine with Kate Eskuri, RN
On today’s episode of the Positively Green Podcast we have special guest, Kate Eskuri. We chat about a ton of topics including integrative medicine and Kate’s best tips for holistic sleep. We love Kate because she balances the "woo" with the solid science, creating a safe and accessible balance between eastern and western medicine.
Kate is a Minnesota girl, registered nurse, holistic health junkie, and the voice behind The Foundation Blog, a modern woman's guide to all things slow living, integrative health, and holistic self-care. Kate got her nursing degree at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where competed in Division I track, graduated with honors and completed years of health research introducing yoga to older female adults. Upon graduating and working as an RN at the Mayo Clinic ICU, Kate felt a longing to specialize in holistic health.
Kate is currently getting her doctorate degree in Integrative Health and Healing and is passionate about helping women maximize their health by simple + foundational health practices: quality nutrition, natural remedies, mindset-shifts, and holistic practices. Kate's healthcare experience is a unique blend of Western and Eastern. Having worked in an ICU setting and also studying integrative health, she believes in the miracle of modern medicine, but also encourages patients to get back to their "roots" of quality nutrition, slow living, and being intentional with their health.
In this episode we discuss:
To grab Kate’s complete Holistic Nighttime Rituals: A No-Nonsense Guide for Deeper, Dreamier Sleep Guide, click here!
Follow along with Kate:
If you've fallen into a slump with your green and clean beauty routine and want to take it to the next level - one of mindful and conscious self-care, this episode is for you. Becca walks Kelsey through her very own Custom Green Beauty Consult, which is full of tips on how to take your own toxin-free beauty habits from humdrum to heck yes!
Becca recently launched her Organically You: Custom Green Beauty Consult service. So today, you get a front-row seat to the amazing work she does as she walks Kelsey through a consult of her own. With all of Becca’s hard-won knowledge on organic skincare, she helps Kelsey find a perfect, simple, and natural routine with some new clean beauty and skincare products.
Products Recommended to Kelsey:
To book your very own custom green beauty consultation with Becca, click below. I can't recommend her service and expertise enough!
Episode 19 - Why EMF Radiation Is An Unseen Threat and How To Protect Yourself Featuring Daniel DeBaun
In this episode, we have special guest Daniel DeBaun, an internationally recognized expert in EMF radiation, EMF shielding, and EMF-related health issues with special focus on the effect of exposure from mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones. He is the author of Radiation Nation: Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety and co-founder of DefenderShield.
DefenderShield EMF Protective Products:
DefenderShield makes blue light blocking glasses, laptop pads, phone cases, blankets, and more so you can protect yourself. They are independently third-party tested. Use the code GREEN20 for 20% off your purchase! They also have a monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest EMF news and research.
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Episode 18 - How To Mindfully Improve Your Core Areas of Wellness With Integrative Health Coach Karen Malkin
Please welcome Karen Malkin as our special guest today! She is a board-certified health and wellness coach and also serves on the board of directors for the Environmental Working Group. We cover so much holistic-living ground in this episode you are going to love it!
Topics covered in this episode:
Connect with Karen:
@karenmalkinhealth on Instagram
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In this episode of The Positively Green Podcast, Becca and I share how we deal with dysmenorrhea, aka periods from the seventh circle of hell. We’ve got a good line up of zero-waste and holistic period pain management options for you. When PMS rears its ugly head for many of us ladies, the conventional options are all we feel we have at our disposal to help manage the pain. Tune in to find out how we deal with the red wave holistically.
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3. Wendell Berry
4. Temple Grandin
5. Diana Rodgers
6. Bea Johnson
7. Allan Savory
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1. Restoration Agriculture
3. A Sand County Almanac
4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. Deep Work