Going Green-Simple Solutions For Greening Your Life


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Going Green-Simple Solutions For Greening Your Life

  1. 1. Going Green Simple Solutions For Greening Your Life By Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com Dr. Susanne Bennett, CEO 1821 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90403 Clinic: 310.315.1514 “ Healthy Skin Leads To Better Health”
  2. 2. Prevent Total Toxic Overload By Taking The Following Steps Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  3. 3. You Are What You Eat <ul><li>Eat Organic . If not organic, search for local farmers that use sustainable farming methods and follow a land management protocol designed to protect the environment by using less pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. </li></ul><ul><li>The PLU (price look up) code for conventionally grown fruit and vegetables consists of four numbers (ex: 5932); organically grown fruit and vegetables have five numbers prefixed by the digit 9 (ex. 95932); and GM fruit and vegetables have five numbers prefixed by the digit 8 (ex. 85932) </li></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  4. 4. You Are What You Eat Cont. <ul><li>Be careful of imported produce from certain countries such as Mexico and China, may still be using the DDT pesticide which has actually been banned in the US since 1972. </li></ul><ul><li>Drink Organic Wine with lower sulfite levels. Domestic wines have the highest levels of sulfites, less from Italy and France. </li></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  5. 5. GMO Free <ul><ul><ul><li>Documentary; “Future of Food”: http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food also “The World According To Monsanto” examines the domination of the agriculture industry by Monsanto http://twilightearth.com/environment-archive-2/the-world-according-to-monsanto-full-documentary/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Article on Health issues caused by GM Foods: http://bit.ly/jyyuC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Seeds Of Deception” Book by Jeffrey M. Smith </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 Deadliest GM Food : Corn, Soy, Cottonseed, Canola. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid the offspring of these products, which includes items like maltodextrin, high fructose corn syrup, cottonseed and canola oil, and soy meal and soy protein. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non GMO Foodshopper’s Guide: http://bit.ly/HuDMo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Movies : Soylent Green-1973, Sleeper-1973. </li></ul></ul></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  6. 6. More Info On GMO’s Genetically-Modified Processed And Whole Foods List <ul><li>http://www.rense.com/politics6/gms.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Full list available from the link above. Here are a sample of some that made the list: </li></ul><ul><li>  * Frito-Lay Fritos Corn Chips </li></ul><ul><li>* Bravos Tortilla Chips </li></ul><ul><li>* Kellogg's Corn Flakes </li></ul><ul><li>* General Mills Total Corn Flakes Cereal </li></ul><ul><li>* Post Blueberry Morning Cereal </li></ul><ul><li>* Heinz 2 Baby Food </li></ul><ul><li>* Nestle Carnation Alsoy Infant Formula </li></ul><ul><li>* Quaker Chewy Granola Bars </li></ul><ul><li>* Nabisco Snackwell's Granola Bars </li></ul><ul><li>* Ball Park Franks </li></ul><ul><li>* Duncan Hines Cake Mix </li></ul><ul><li>* Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix </li></ul><ul><li>* Alpo Dry Pet Food </li></ul><ul><li>* Gardenburger </li></ul><ul><li>* Boca Burger </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Few Other Tips <ul><li>With regard to animal meat-grass fed, pesticide feed free, rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) free, antibiotic free, non-farm raised (wild). </li></ul><ul><li>rBGH is injected into cows to increase their milk production by 30% or more. It also increases rate of mastitis. Mastitis is bacterial infection of the utters. Cows are then given antibiotics, there for the milk you are drinking is tainted with antibiotics, infectious exudates (pus) as well as the rBGH. </li></ul><ul><li>Seafood-No Bivalves except Scallops, reduce large squid and octopus intake. The larger and fattier the fish, the higher the mercury content. </li></ul><ul><li>Aldersprings, Rosie’s Chicken, Vital Choice Wild Salmon and Sable Fish (Black Cod), New Zealand Organic Grass Fed Beef, Free Range Organic Eggs. </li></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  8. 8. H2O-It’s Important To Hydrate The Body <ul><li>Drink Purified Water, RO, Sparkletts with alkalizing drops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Los Angeles Water: Arsenic and Uranium. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon Filter does not purify enough. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alkalizing Machines- do they purify the water from Heavy metals? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Glass Water Bottles instead of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic </li></ul><ul><li> http://bit.ly/8nnO0e </li></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
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  10. 10. Comprehensive Water Drinking Analysis Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  11. 11. Cooking Green <ul><li>Cook with glass, iron, ceramic, porcelain or enamel, bamboo steamer. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online source for most reasonable enamel/iron cookware http://www.greencookingpots.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pyrex pots and pans. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Le Crueset, Staub, Mario Batalli : iron with enamel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less expensive: Chantal- enamel on stainless steel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay away from Aluminum, anodized aluminum – Cephalon, Stainless Steel (least toxic of all metals unless Nickel allergy) </li></ul></ul></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  12. 12. More Green Tips To Ensure A Great Green Meal <ul><li>Eat with/on glass, porcelain, enamel and wooden utensils. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese porcelain spoons, wooden forks, spoons, knives and chopsticks. </li></ul><ul><li>Use glass Pyrex storage containers, lock n locks instead of plastic and metal. </li></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  13. 13. Inhalants <ul><ul><ul><li>Purify your indoor air quality. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon and HEPA Filtering air purifier (EL Foust) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace Carpet for Stone, Tile or Wooden flooring to reduce VOCs-Volatile organic compounds: chemicals that outgas at room temperature: Acetone, Benzene, Ethylene glycol, Formaldehyde, Methylene chloride, Perchloroethylene, Toluene, Xylene, 1,3-butadiene.  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For more information on VOC’s in your home: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/voc/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paint and finish with non-toxic formulas (Livingreen in Culver City- 10000 Culver Blvd.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-toxic cleaning agents from health food stores, ammonia free. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shower filters and whole house water purification system to reduce chlorine inhalation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To reduce mold inhalants, air out your bathroom after showering and fix all water damage in your home. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use 50-50 white vinegar and water mixture to clean mold in your bathroom. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce indoor plants with soil as another means to reduce mold exposure. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle-Utilize the recycle air button in your car. See photo next slide. </li></ul></ul></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  14. 14. Keep Recycle Air Button On In Car 24/7
  15. 15. Inhalants Continued <ul><li>Keep the bugs out! </li></ul><ul><li>Dust Mite Covers for pillows, mattresses and duvets (green by reducing allergy drug use!) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce perfumes, pot pourri, room air purifiers, scented candles- loaded with synthetic chemicals that are toxic to your lungs and contributing to air pollution. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce use of fireplace (gas combustion, smoke inhalation). </li></ul><ul><li>Park car in a detached garage or out on the street. </li></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  16. 16. Contactants <ul><li>Skin is the largest organ of your body, it absorbs substances rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Ralph Nader Report, one inhales and absorbs 100 times more chemicals from the water by showering or bathing than by drinking the same water. </li></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  17. 17. Tips For Minimizing Exposure To Hazardous Materials <ul><ul><ul><li>Wear gloves when you are using chemicals such as detergents, fertilizers, pumping gas, working with engines. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gasoline/Petroleum is extremely volatile and absorbs into skin instantly. Will damage liver, kidneys, brain and heart. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some hazardous chemicals in gasoline-Benzene, toluene, and xylene; and the additives ethanol, methanol, and methyl tertiary butyl ether. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wash hands or area of contamination/absorption immediately with lots of water and soap for 5 minutes, remove contaminated clothing and wash immediately. </li></ul></ul></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  18. 18. Final Advisory <ul><li>Animal lovers beware! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A very common disease in dogs is Chronic Renal Failure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fertilizer for grass is very high in Phosphorus and Nitrogen, both very harmful to the kidneys that are challenged by disease. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Golfers beware too. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove clothes at the clubhouse or garage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rinse shoes before putting into trunk or home. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep all golf gear out of home and stored in garage. </li></ul></ul>Dr. Susanne Bennett www.drsusannebennett.com
  19. 19. Questions/Comments <ul><li>Website www.drsusannebennett.com </li></ul><ul><li>Office Line (310) 315-1514 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter @drsusanne </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook www.facebook.com/drsusannebennett </li></ul><ul><li>Linked In www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-susanne-bennett </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul>