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Each weekday I do interviews with everyday heroes who are working to make our world a safer place to live. From authors and manufacturers to healthcare providers and cooks, we explore how innovators are transforming their own lives, their businesses, and the world. Read more about Toxic Free Talk Radio…

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I’m having technical problems with my broadcast equipment, so I’m running replays this week while I get it fixed. More new shows next week!

Monday, January 26

Nutrition for Beauty: Look and Feel Your Best from the Inside Out

Jolene HartMy guest today is Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP, who teaches women Eat Prettyto use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out. She’s the author of Eat Pretty, and a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Jolene is also the founder of Beauty Is Wellness, as well as a former beauty editor and contributor to publications from InStyle and Allure to The Huffington Post, Organic Spa and Prevention.

Tuesday, January 27

A Truly All-Natural Carpet

James StinnettMy guest today is James Stinnett, founder of Earth Weave Carpet Mills. They are the premier North American manufacturer of all natural, non-toxic carpet, area rugs and padding—made using undyed, untreated wool on the face, along with hemp, cotton, jute and natural rubber for the backing materials. We’ll be talking about toxic chemicals in carpets as well as how Earth Weave makes their carpets and padding. James grew up in Dalton GA, the carpet capital of the world, then moved out west to Montana after receiving an Operations Management degree from Auburn University. There he started and ran a successful flooring company, Rocky Mountain Flooring. Inspired by his love of nature to make non-toxic carpet and rugs James returned to Dalton, GA with a passion for providing high quality, healthy, non-toxic products. His company, Earth Weave Carpet Mills, founded in 1996, is the first and only North American producer of truly healthy broadloom carpets. James oversees every aspect of the business ensuring the products he manufactures speak for themselves in quality and purity. After being in business for over 18 years Earth Weave has maintained a notable reputation for being North America’s premier manufacturer of non-toxic, natural carpeting products.

Wednesday, January 28

Toxic Psychiatry and How to Have Mental Health Without Drugs

Pamela SeefeldMy guest today is Pamela Seefeld, R.Ph, a pharmacist who specializes in pharmacognosy, which is healing with medicinal plants. Today we’ll be talking about her particular interest in the toxic effects of psychiatric drugs and how she helps people get off them. In addition, we’ll discuss how various natural supplements can affect your mood and feelings for better or for worse. Pamela is a 1990 graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She has worked as an integrative pharmacist teaching physicians, pharmacists and the general public about the proper use of botanicals. She is also a grant reviewer for NIH in Washington D.C. and is the owner of Botanical Resource and Botanical Resource Med Spa in Clearwater, Florida.

Thursday, January 29

How Antibiotics And Antibacterials Are Compromising Our Health

Martin J. BlaserMy guest today is Martin J. Blaser, MD, author of Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues. We’ll be talking about how the massive increases in the developed world of “modern plagues”—such as obesity, type 1 diabetes, asthma, allergies, esophageal cancer, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and autism—are related to loss of diversity of the complex—and crucially important—ecosystem of microorganisms within our bodies on which we all depend. As diversity diminishes, our immune systems are compromised, and we become much more susceptible to new infections. And this loss of micro-organism diversity is due to the use of wide use of antibiotics and products that contain antibacterials such as triclosan. Missing MicrobesDr. Blaser has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for more than thirty years. He is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University, the former president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and has held major advisory roles at the National Institutes of Health. He cofounded the Bellevue Literary Review, and his work has been written about in many newspapers and journals, including The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City.

Friday, January 23

On Mondays and Fridays I replay a selection from the archives of past shows.

How to Remove Toxic Chemical Odors Around the House

Kyle KnappenbergerMy guest today is Kyle Knappenberger. He is the Director of Applications at Timilon Technology Acquisitions LLC, in Naples, Florida. Kyle joined Timilon in 2013 when they acquired the technology behind OdorKlenz®, a consumer brand of household odor removal products. We will be talking about harmful chemical classes around the home and ways to eliminate them—particularly how to remove perfume odors from laundry and washing machines. For over a decade, Kyle has been working on using safe metal oxide technology for odor control and toxic chemical neutralization applications. He has a Bachelors of Sciences degree in microbiology from Kansas State University, and co-holds six patents related to the mitigation of chemical and biological contamination.



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