Looking to create a healthier home?
Healthy Child Healthy World and Warren Chiropractic Care Center are ready to help.
According to Autumn Taylor of Warren Chiropractic, the 206 W. Fifth Ave. center will host a Healthy Home Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.
"Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and household chemicals as causing and contributing to cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, and learning and developmental disabilities," Taylor said.
Dr. Verlynn Kleppe, Dr. David Brook, and Taylor will share information with those who come to the party, following a general outline from Healthy Child Healthy World.
"It talks about creating a healthy environment for children and it also reduces your family's exposure to common contaminants," Taylor said. "It's five steps to reduce your family's exposure to common contaminants. It goes through a few different known products."
"At the Healthy Home Party people will learn how to create a healthy home environment for their family," Taylor said. "This Healthy Home Party will give people actionable ideas to manage their life in a fun, greener and healthier way.
"At the Healthy Home Party you'll find practical, inexpensive and easy lifestyle advice for every stage of parenting, including advice on preparing a non-toxic nursery for a new baby, clarifying which plastics and baby products to avoid and the healthier solutions, which beauty care/cosmetic products pose the biggest risk to health, and the best recipes for healthy snacks, low-cost and safe cleaners and non-toxic art supplies," Taylor said.
The event is not intended only for families with young children, Taylor said.
"I don't want people to think it's just about people who have kids," she said. The program can be of benefit to "everyone who wants to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle - making the world as a whole a healthier environment and healthier people."
There will also be guest speakers, Chuck Gray and Julie Streich.
Gray will present at 10 a.m. based on her experience.
"I am someone who has over the last four years started to change my life from self-destructive to life-affirming," she said. "I'll be sharing strategies I've found for personal change and helping folks to compile their own loose plan of action for making the changes they'd like to see in their own lives.
"If, like me, you've made a lifetime of consumption choices like a teenager whose parents are away, making better choices isn't always easy," Gray said. "Along with the trauma of breaking old habits, the research involved in learning the health and societal benefits and detriments of just one product - let's say our soap - can seem overwhelming and at the same time inconsequential to an already hectic life. But to a large extent, becoming responsible and making better choices for our existence is what decides if we live our lives well, or if we live our lives ill."
Streich is a holistic nutritionist from San Diego who is currently giving a series of classes on nutrition at the Warren YMCA.
"One of the steps for Healthy Child Healthy World is to shop smart - buying healthy and organic foods," Taylor said.
Streich will present information relating to nutrition and organic foods at the Healthy Home Party.
Taylor said healthy home parties are typically held in homes, but "we wanted to make it more of a community event."
"If people want to check it out, the Web site is healthychild.org," Taylor said. "They're a non-profit organization."
The event is open to the public. "They can just stop by and spend as much time as they want to learning about whatever they want to," Taylor said.
Those who wish to attend Gray's presentation are asked to call Taylor at 723-1821 by Wednesday, Sept. 30.