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Protect your baby from chemicals and bacteria with just e-cloth and water!

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I first learned about e-cloth in the fall of 2016. I did my first interview with Al Coviello later that year. I have since acquired and used many of the e-cloth products throughout my home. My wife and I are converts and we now use e-cloth almost exclusively for cleaning. We have begun giving e-cloth Baby Care products to young mothers as baby and shower gifts. It seems to me that once you understand how e-cloths exert their magic, and once you experience how well they work, it’s nearly impossible to not consider this as an ideal solution to cleaning your local (home) environment. I recommend that you listen to my previous interview with Al. In that interview we explore the e-cloth technology and the science that gives us confidence in the cleaning and anti-bacterial benefits.

There are three areas that I think you should consider when considering the benefits of Baby Care e-cloths.

  1. They clean better than anything else. They would be worth the cost if this was all they did.
  2. They remove over 99% of bacteria from hard surfaces. They is scientifically confirmed by one of the best food safety labs in the world. E-cloths do not recontaminate other surfaces.
  3. They reduce exposure to cleaning chemicals. This is a major concern for all of us who seek to avoid chemicals in our daily lives. This is much more of a concern for babies, infants and children. Babies especially are more affected than adults which makes this a more serious issue.

We will discuss all of these in this interview with Al Coviello. We covered the first two items in detail in my previous interview with Al. You should listen to that interview as well for a fuller understanding of the e-cloth technology. In this interview we are going to look into the issue of exposure to chemicals either through cleaning chemicals or chemicals in baby products such a baby wipes. Chemicals in baby wipes should be of preeminent concern.

The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
Just recently, Baby Care by e-cloth was recently awarded The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. This distinguished recognition is not given lightly; it is given only to products that meet the highest of standards. 

Over and eight-week period, Baby Care by e-cloth products were put through rigorous, true-to-life testing with industry experts, some of the world’s most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development and the toughest critics of all, real families. The testers are encouraged to play with, build, read about, and judge by the reactions of the children, each product’s quality.

“Give any parent the chance to spend less time cleaning and more time knowing that their child is not being exposed to harmful chemicals and they will beat a path to your door,” said David Katzner, President of The National Parenting Center. “Our product testing division, run by independent testers including parents, educators and panelists of The National Parenting Center, has determined that [Baby Care by e-cloth is] worthy of this special recognition.”

But what does this mean for you as the consumer? 
Being a parent is stressful. With the endless aisles and websites of baby products, deciding on what is best to use on and around your child is not always straightforward. Knowing what products are tried-and-true and recommended by the experts alleviates a lot of the worry that goes into the decision making process.

Products that have earned this Seal from such a trusted source have earned the respect and loyalty of real-life users. You can trust that Baby Care by e-cloth products live up to their lofty claims of high-performance and safety.

Example of chemical exposure in baby wipes:
“A preservative used in disposable baby wipes and other products is causing an increasing number of cases of allergic contact dermatitis. Methylisothiazolinone (MI) has been used in a range of cosmetic and personal products, including disposable wet wipes, shampoos, conditioners, body washes, moisturizers, sunscreens and deodorants, as well as in paints, cooling tower water and cutting oils since the early 2000s. 

Dr Jennifer Cahill, a dermatologist with the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc, and her team, have included MI in their baseline patch test series for allergies since 2011, after European reports of increased numbers of cases of MI contact allergy.” Excerpt from Skin & Cancer Foundation, March 3, 2014.

Toxic Chemicals in Newborns
“Hundreds of toxins, including industrial chemicals, pesticides, and other pollutants may be contaminating some U.S. newborns, according to a small study. In a study of newborn blood released by the Environmental Working Group, an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants were found in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies. The babies were born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals. The newborns’ blood was collected after the umbilical cord was cut, according to the EWG, which may indicate that the infants were exposed to the compounds while still in the womb.” Excerpt from WebMD, July 14, 2005.

Bottom Line

  • e-cloth is scientifically better.
  • e-cloth cleans better.
  • e-cloth is better for your family.
  • e-cloth is better for the environment.

Just try them for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

About Al Coviello
Al Coviello is the President and CEO of TADgreen, Inc. TADgreen stands for Think Act Do Green. Al has a long history of concern about chemicals in our environment. He has a particular passion for chemical free cleaning and he now has the products that fulfill that passion. He works tirelessly to spread the word that you can have a cleaner home without chemicals using just water and e-cloth. 



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Vitamin D is more important that we  thought.

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The medical literature currently contains more than 50,000 articles on Vitamin D. Vitamin D levels play a significant role in a number of systems in the body, including immune and neurological regulation, and bone health. When levels of this nutrient are low, that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease, autoimmune disorders and psychiatric and mood problems.

In addition, according to the National Institutes of Health, Vitamin D may play a role in prevention and treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, multiple sclerosis, and other medical conditions.

Vitamin D:

  • Moderates cell division — Vitamin D is a hormone whose function is to provide vital communication links between cells, to normalize cell growth and prevent aggressive cell production.
  • Prevents autoimmune disorders —Control mechanisms are built into the immune system that prevent immune activity from causing damage due to inflammation— Vitamin D is essential to the function of these control mechanisms.
  • Reduces inflammation in the brain and nervous system —Vitamin D moderates inflammatory processes in the neurological system. This is particularly important, since the brain lacks the regulatory systems to moderate inflammation effectively.
  • Vitamin D levels are considered healthy when 50-80 ng/mL.

Most treatments involve more than a single approach. However, when Vitamin D is lacking, no other intervention will be 100% effective. Knowing Vitamin D status is essential to correct any depletion. Above content provide by PERQUE Integrative Health.

NIHFollowing excerpt from National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements is biologically inert and must undergo two hydroxylations in the body for activation.

Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin D sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.

Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Many genes encoding proteins that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis are modulated in part by vitamin D. Many cells have vitamin D receptors.

There is considerable discussion of the serum concentrations of 25(OH)D associated with deficiency (e.g., rickets), adequacy for bone health, and optimal overall health, and cut points have not been developed by a scientific consensus process. 

Sources of Vitamin D

  • Food. Very few foods in nature contain vitamin D. The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin D are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Vitamin D in these foods is primarily in the form of vitamin D3. Some mushrooms provide vitamin D2 in variable amounts. Mushrooms with enhanced levels of vitamin D2 from being exposed to ultraviolet light under controlled conditions are also available.
  • Sun exposure. Most people meet at least some of their vitamin D needs through exposure to sunlight. Complete cloud cover reduces UV energy by 50%; shade (including that produced by severe pollution) reduces it by 60%.
  • Dietary supplements. In supplements and fortified foods, vitamin D is available in two forms, D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol) that differ chemically only in their side-chain structure.
  • Vitamin D Deficiency. Nutrient deficiencies are usually the result of dietary inadequacy, impaired absorption and use, increased requirement, or increased excretion. A vitamin D deficiency can occur when usual intake is lower than recommended levels over time, exposure to sunlight is limited, the kidneys cannot convert 25(OH)D to its active form, or absorption of vitamin D from the digestive tract is inadequate. Vitamin D-deficient diets are associated with milk allergy, lactose intolerance, ovo-vegetarianism, and veganism.

Groups at Risk of Vitamin D Inadequacy

Nutrient deficiencies are usually the result of dietary inadequacy, impaired absorption and use, increased requirement, or increased excretion. A vitamin D deficiency can occur when usual intake is lower than recommended levels over time, exposure to sunlight is limited, the kidneys cannot convert 25(OH)D to its active form, or absorption of vitamin D from the digestive tract is inadequate. Vitamin D-deficient diets are associated with milk allergy, lactose intolerance, ovo-vegetarianism, and veganism.

  • Breastfed infants. Vitamin D requirements cannot ordinarily be met by human milk alone.
  • Older adults. Older adults are at increased risk of developing vitamin D insufficiency in part because, as they age, skin cannot synthesize vitamin D as efficiently, they are likely to spend more time indoors, and they may have inadequate intakes of the vitamin.
  • People with limited sun exposure. Housebound individuals, women who wear long robes and head coverings for religious reasons, and people with occupations that limit sun exposure are unlikely to obtain adequate vitamin D from sunlight.
  • People with dark skin. Greater amounts of the pigment melanin in the epidermal layer result in darker skin and reduce the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight.
  • People with dark skin. Greater amounts of the pigment melanin in the epidermal layer result in darker skin and reduce the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight.
  • People with inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions causing fat malabsorption. Because vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, its absorption depends on the gut’s ability to absorb dietary fat. Individuals who have a reduced ability to absorb dietary fat might require vitamin D supplementation.
  • People who are obese or who have undergone gastric bypass surgery. A body mass index ≥30 is associated with lower serum Vitamin D levels compared with non-obese individuals; people who are obese may need larger than usual intakes of vitamin D to achieve levels comparable to those of normal weight.
  • Osteoporosis. More than 40 million adults in the United States have or are at risk of developing osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue that increases bone fragility and significantly increases the risk of bone fractures.
  • Cancer. Laboratory and animal evidence as well as epidemiological data suggest that vitamin D status could affect cancer risk.
  • Other conditions. A growing body of research suggests that vitamin D might play some role in the prevention and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, multiple sclerosis, and other medical conditions. Excerpt from NIH article entitled Vitamin D – Fact Sheet for Health Professionals.

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Dr. Jaffe is CEO and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH). His dedication to the application of primary prevention and his commitment to providing superior nutraceuticals and autoimmune testing with clinical evidence of superior efficacy has made him a sought after speaker and leader in his chosen field.





244 – Embracing the Mediterranean Diet – My Interview with Jolie Root

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We have all heard that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets. It is one of the world’s regional diets that seems to provide benefits to health and longevity. In this interview with Jolie Root, we will discuss the Mediterranean diet and contrast that to the standard American diet (SAD). One of the key elements of the Mediterranean diet is the use of particular fats in the diets. Olive oil provides the omega-9 fatty and fish from the sea and grazing animals provide the critical omega-3. Omega-6 fatty acids from nuts and seeds were consumed in their natural forms as foods and not as refined oils as we have in the U.S.

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243 – Nutritional Support for Menopause – My Interview with Josée Fortin

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Menopause is a time in life where the woman’s body goes through a major transformation. It is often perceived as an illness, but its purpose is to prevent pregnancy and childbirth at an age where it would be too taxing on the body. When menopause occurs suddenly or when the body is exhausted, menopause can be a source of major stress. In spite of everything, most women go through this period with minimal discomfort.

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242 – Are You Protein Deficient? – My Interview with Dr. David Minkoff MD

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Countless adults cannot digest the proteins they consume, which can lead to a range of problems from a buildup of toxins, aging, weight gain and lowered immunity.Many people who struggle with protein digestion are also dealing with serious health issues such as Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. The truth is, the sickest of patients cannot digest protein.

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241 – Calcium, Vitamins D and K for Bone Health – My Interview with Neil Levin

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31400Print – PDF – EmailPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:25 — 98.1MB)Also important for Cardiovascular Health In this interview Neil Levin discusses three core nutrients for both bone health and cardiovascular health. The science is compelling regarding the important benefits of calcium and vitamins D and K. However there is still a […]

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240 – Food and Chemical Hypersensitivities – My Interview with Dr. Russell Jaffe

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0390Print – PDF – EmailPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:53 — 84.3MB)How to discover over 500 hidden or delayed allergies. One of the biggest and sometimes most mysterious health issue is caused by unknown food and chemical hypersensitivity. We live in an environment that is filled with chemical compounds that never existed until […]

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239 – The Adrenal Stress Connection – My Interview with Dr. Marita Schauch

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When we live in a state of constant stress our adrenals are working overtime. If this is you then this should tell you two things: that you need to seek balance in your life and you need to nourish your adrenal glands. This starts when you examine your life and health status and determine that stress is a likely component of your health challenges. If you have the kind of stress the can’t be mitigated by lifestyle choices and let’s be honest, none of us can easily walk away for the stressors in our life. This suggests that we really need to work on the nutritional component. And if you need nutritional support, then the only way to supply those nutrients is through food and supplements.

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238 – Nutrition for Autism Spectrum Disorder – My Interview with Dr. Betul Hatipoglu

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This is such an interesting and inspirational interview. This is a message of optimism for every parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Betul Hatipoglu’s son has autism. After exhausting all conventional medical options she was desperate to understand her child’s condition and what she could do. This is the story of her journey. Her success can potentially be yours.

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237 – Nutrition for Calm, Focused Attention – My Interview with Gabriel Williams

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Does your child suffer with any of the following: lack of focus, aggression, irregular sleep patterns, social anxiety and/or social withdrawal? These are common concerns for parents who children deal with Autism Spectrum Disorder sometimes referred to as Pervasive Developmental Disorder. This is increasing in the US at an alarming rate. Parents are rightly concerned especially since there is no good medical solution. The good news is that scientific and clinical studies are showing that certain nutrients and herbal extracts are able to lead to positive changes for children with these challenges.

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