Protect the Planet and Yourself by Avoiding the Perils of Plastic

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Tips On Reducing Plastic AND BPA Use In Your Home

Tips On Reducing Plastic AND BPA UseEarth Day is the perfect time to think about what you are doing to help protect the environment, and there are some easy ways to do just that. For one, start by reducing your use of plastic. First, start with your single use plastic grocery bags. Think about how many of these bags you use to hold a few peppers, apples or lemons, only to discard them once you’re home? The average person uses between 500 and 1000 of these a year. They cause massive environmental damage…only a fraction of them are recycled, with most ending up in landfill. According to the EPA in 2010, only 12 percent of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled.

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Green Living Tip: How To Spring Clean Your Indoor Air

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

3 Easy Ways to Clean Your Indoor Air and Stay Healthy

Most of us think of pollution as bus or car fumes or the smokestacks from factories spewing into the air outside. But did you know that the air inside our homes can be 5 or 10 times more polluted? We unwittingly expose ourselves and our children to dangerous chemicals in our everyday products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.

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8 Hidden Toxins: What’s Lurking in Your Cleaning Products?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

We assume they are safe. But in fact, many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic. Learn about the eight scariest substances hiding under your kitchen sink, and how to replace them with safer, more natural options that really work.

By Jessie Sholl for / October 2011

When a pain in Beth Greer’s shoulder led her to a chiropractor nine years ago, she wasn’t that worried. After all, she led a healthy lifestyle: She watched her weight, meditated regularly, and ate mostly organic food. Greer’s chiropractor wasn’t worried either; he diagnosed her with a herniated disk. But after three sessions, not only was she not better, the pain was beginning to radiate down her arm and into her fingers. (more…)

Beth Greer Featured in Mill Valley Life

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Mill Valley Life recently wrote a feature article on Beth entitled “Mill Valley “super natural” mom, author, and entrepreneur Beth Greer keeps it green and healthy, one home at a time.”

The feature covers Beth’s journey and her devotion to helping people lead a more healthy life by limiting exposure to toxins commonly found in our environment, food, and in the products we use every day.  She also discusses her book, Super Natural Home.

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Fragrance Free: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Toxic Scents

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Stinky, sweet smelling air fresheners, cologne, body sprays, and scented shampoo are made with synthetic fragrances, and they’re bad for your health…especially children and pregnant women. These factory-made fragrances contain phthalates, which are chemicals that can cause hormonal abnormalities, birth defects and reproductive problems.

I tell my clients not to buy artificially scented products for their home or office because they can also trigger migraine headaches, allergies and asthma attacks. A recent Institute of Medicine study sponsored by the EPA put fragrances in the same category as second hand smoke as a trigger for asthma in school-age children. (more…)

Conscious Green Travel with Guest Jerry Hart

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

“Your Super Natural Life with Beth Greer”

GUEST: Jerry Hart, radio host of Smart Green Travel on Green960 and brother of Mickey Hart, the drummer for the Grateful Dead, talks about his journey from escaping colon cancer to seeing the light about becoming green. Jerry talks about raising your consciousness when traveling and shares some eco-friendly tips we can use when on the road.

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The Real Smart Choice in Food

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Food manufacturers are trying to make you think that processed food is just as healthy as unprocessed food. The New York Times reported on September 8 that there’s a new green checkmark label called Smart Choices that is starting to show up in grocery stores now. You’ll see it on hundreds of packages, including, get this, cereals like Cocoa Krispies and Froot Loops. Just thinking about these cereals makes my teeth ache from all the sugar in them! This new food-labeling campaign is backed by big food manufacturers like Kraft, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo (no surprise there), and is designed to “help shoppers easily identify smarter food and beverage choices.” (more…)

Additives in our vaccines?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

There’s so much controversy surrounding vaccines. I’ve read that they can cause autism and neurological problems. In California and some other states, you can get an exemption or vaccination waiver at schools if you are philosphically opposed to immunizing your child. But at my daughter’s summer sleepaway camp they have a mandatory rule that every child must be vaccinated. For 2009, the count was 15. Next year, more will be added. New Jersey now has mandatory vaccination laws for all children. From what I’m reading, there is a push to have mandatory vaccinations for everyone in the US. (more…)

The Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Listen to my June 17th interview on Progressive Radio Network with Dr. Sabrina McCormick, sociologist, documentary filmmaker and author of the new book “No Family History: The Environmental Link to Breast Cancer.” (more…)

In response to Ken Dychtwald’s Huffington Post column on How to Fix U.S. Health Care

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Dr. Ken Dychtwald stated in his June 17th Huffington Post column:

“Make disease prevention and self-care a national priority. Let’s be honest….we’ve become a nation of gluttons. We eat too much, exercise too little and then get angry at the healthcare system when we’re sick. This lack of proper prevention, self-care and disease management winds up being a key factor in many of our eventual struggles with illness.” (more…)