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Dave Castle

Ten Simple Ways to Clean Green  Make your own nontoxic cleaners, or find eco-friendly products from Green America's Green Business Network™ members.  There are many benefits to making your own green cleaners. You may already have most of the ingredients in your cupboards. You’ll save money by not buying an array of expensive products, each targeted to clean only one type of surface in your home. And, in most cases, green cleaners work just as well as their commercial counterparts.  Perhaps the most compelling reason to use green cleaners is to keep potent toxins out of your home. The US...

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Wool makes you hot, right?

Lynda Leonard Wool Wool Topper Wool Mattress Toppers Wool Mattress Topper Wool Mattress Pad Snug Fleece #wool #sleep #goodnight #bedroom #bedding

WRONG!    Wool has a built-in environment control. Wool is a natural insulator to keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer because it is naturally breathable.  Wool fiber helps keep your body at its optimal temperature.  When your body isn't fighting to  to get warm or cool, you sleep more restfully. Artificial fibers, and even down and cotton fibers do not breathe as well as wool, and are more apt to trap heat in your bed making you hot.  Wool buffers the extreme cold air  keeping your body in its comfort zone. And Wool is NATURAL. The  Wool fiber...

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Coffee: Is it Paleo?

Dave Castle coffee Paleo

So, is coffee Paleo? Well, the correct answer is NO. Even wishful thinking won’t put it in the Paleo era. The bullet-proof truth is that coffee was first cultivated in Ethiopia c. 900 years after Christ, roughly 10,000 years after the Paleo period. One of today’s most profitable and addictive habits, coffee was actually banned in Mecca in the 1500’s as intoxicating and inciting radical thinking! But royal intervention changed all that, and soon coffee spread throughout the Arab world, arriving in Europe in the early 1600’s. Coffee houses sprang up in Venice, Paris, and soon the whole world was caught up in the coffee vibe. I like coffee too, but I don’t need...

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Important Resource: Test for Fire Retardants in Your Home

Lynda Leonard Fire Retardants

FANTASTIC RESOURCE BELOW TO TEST FOR FIRE RETARDANTS from Dr. Mercola Do You Want to Know What Types of Flame Retardants Are Lurking in Your Furniture? Duke University scientists will test a sample of your polyurethane foam, which is commonly used in upholstered furniture, padded chairs, car seats and more. All you need to remove is a sample the size of a marble and it will be tested for the presence of seven common flame retardants. Here's how it works: 1. Complete an electronic sample request to generate your Sample ID Number 2. Prepare your sample Cut a piece of...

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Why We LOVE Nomad Furniture

Dave Castle

For more than 30 years, Dave Cady, owner of Nomad Furniture in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been making furniture from sustainable hardwoods.  He engineers and designs an exquisite line of platform bed frames, shelves and bedside tables that are strong, functional and beautiful. His workmanship is outstanding in his field.  Rarely do you find a manufacturer that will customize a frame, making it higher or lower, or giving you extra slats, or an extra gap for those thick mattresses or finishing it with non-toxic oils. But this is exactly what Nomad Furniture does. Each frame is made to order with...

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