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Caroline Blazovsky/Healthy Home and Vanita Lott/Nurse Midwife

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

My first guest, Caroline Blazovsky, is a national healthy home expert with over 18 years of experience working with the public and physicians to create healthy living spaces and improve wellness. Her certifications and education include knowledge of mold, indoor air quality, chemicals in the home, green building, healthy homes and allergies. Caroline was featured in AARP in 2016 as a leading health and safety expert, is a regular guest on Sirius XM radio and works with leading physicians all over the country. She is a public educator in the media, radio, television and print. She is also President of MY HEALTHY HOME®, a green company that offers testing services, products and consultations for homes throughout the US.:

Caroline is a certified mold Remediator (CMR), certified indoor environmentalist (CIE), healthy home specialist (HHS) and has sustainable design certification (SDC) from Boston Architectural College and Philosophy/Political Science degrees from Muhlenberg College. She is currently a graduate candidate in Preventative Medicine & Public Health at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.  More information is available at: http://www.healthyhomeexpert.com/

 

My second guest, Vanita Lott, RN, BSN, CNM a Certified Nurse-Midwife  with high risk experiences. She has attended births  and “delivered” babies in medical centers, hospitals, an independent birth center and had a 10 year homebirth practice.

  • Called to be midwife at the age of 16 while reading about the U.S. Air Force’s CNMs.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from William Patterson College in New Jersey in 1981. Cum Laude (with Honors).
  • Frontier School of Midwiferygraduated with GPA of 3.87 in 1997.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives board certified.
  • Hospital experience including high-risk in N.J., N.Y., Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and California.
  • Professional & community lecturer, seminar leader and researcher.
  • Avid student of alternative holistic healing practices, including naturopathy, herbal medicine, sound and spiritual healing.
  • Certified yoga teacher and Reiki (hands-on-healing) practitioner.
  • Loves kayaking, hiking, ecstatic dance, yoga, meditation, being in nature, being with family & friends.  More information at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanita-lott-a4a76761/

Enjoy the Interview Below:

 

Can Chemical Exposure Affect Your Vitamin D Level?

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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Recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC’s) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream. EDC’s are chemicals that interfere with hormones in the body and can have adverse health effects.

The review included over 1,300 studies that found links between chemical exposure and health problems including infertility, obesity, diabetes, neurological problems and hormone-related cancers. In the study 4.667 adults previously in a national survey between 2005 and 2010 in which participants provided blood samples so their vitamin D level could be measured, and urine samples to evaluate EDC exposure or specifically substances left behind after the body metabolized BPA and phthalates. Results showed that people exposed to larger amounts of phthalates were more likely to have low levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream that subjects who were exposed to smaller amounts of EDC’s and this was stronger in women., The researchers also found an association between exposure to higher levels of BPA and reduced vitamin D levels in women but the relationship was not statistically significant in men. Researchers acknowledged that more research was needed. EDC’s are found in everyday products and throughout the environment and vitamin D levels have been implicated in outcomes of numerous conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.