Erica Ahmed is the owner of The Green Laundress, an eco-friendly and people friendly company that manufactures green cleaning products. Trained as a health educator and senior communication specialist in the public health field, Erica started developing cleaning products shortly after the birth of her daughter more than a decade ago. From the beginning her daughter suffered with very dry, itchy skin. Unfortunately, Erica had very little success with the mainstream products available at that time. She began researching and experimenting until she came up with the right combination of natural, non-toxic ingredients for her daughter’s skin and laundry!
Some questions she answers for Leslie
Christine Waltermyer is a Certified Wellness Coach, specializing in Clean Living and Holistic Parenting. She is also the founder of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School and a published author. Christine brings together her 15 years of experience as a chef and cooking teacher together with a passion for holistic living to empower her clients with the tools for a great life.
Christine has made television appearances and her personal chef clients have included well-known celebrities. Christine has developed recipes for Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book, “Super Immunity,” Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, “Power Foods for the Brain” and jewishfoodhero.com.
Christine is a graduate of Millersville University, the Kushi Institute and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Christine is a certified wellness coach through the Coach Training Alliance. As the joyful mother to a daughter with Down Syndrome, she specializes in maximizing wellness in children with special needs.
Christine can be contacted at Christine@naturalkitchenschool.com.
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In the wake of all the issues surrounding food and the outbreak of food based illnesses around the country, I thought you'd enjoying hearing from one of the experts in food science on how to clean and disinfect your food and kitchen in your home.
Susan Sumner began her role of associate dean and director of academic programs for undergraduate studies on an interim basis in November of 2008 but then received the appointment in June 2009.
Sumner joined Virgina Tech as a n associate professor of food science and technology in 1996 and served as head of the Department of Food Science and Technology for eight years. Her long-standing record of service to the university and the food science profession includes chairing university and college department-head groups as well as the Council of Food Science Administrators. Additionally, she has served on the National Academy of Science's food Forum and several of its food safety task-force groups.
In this podcast, Susan discusses the definition of clean, sanitized, sterilized and disinfection. She also tells us what really works to clean and sanitize items in your kitchen. And she answered the questions - Does vinegar really kill germs.
Leslie loves answering her fans cleaning questions. Listen in as she helps four of her listeners figure out easy ways to clean. If you have a question, you can call 1-800-232-5089 and leave a message with your cleaning question. If your question is chosen - you may be a guest on the show!
You can also go to www.greencleaningcoach.com to watch videos and sign up for Leslie's video tips that give you 10 Simple Steps To A Clean Green Home.
Leslie's book: The Joy of Green Cleaning is available on Amazon as a hard copy or Kindle. It contains 101 easy DIY recipes so that you can take the toxic cleaners out of your home.
Amber is a health and fitness expert, international speaker and author who has dedicated her life to empowering women to love their bodies, nourish their souls and get real results that last. Her humor and passion combined with her background in education, anatomy, biology, nutrition and personal training is phenomenal, but it's the loss of her 45 year old mom to breast cancer and overcoming years of depression, eating disorders and self-sabotage that is the real catalyst for her mission and role as Founder and CEO of The Healthy Edge.
The Healthy Edge began as a grass root effort by Amber and Brian Thiel in Seattle, WA. As a former college professor, personal trainer and college athlete and coach, Amber conducted weekly seminars and personally coached clients and Brian demonstrated how to prepare quick, easy and delicious meals in the kitchen. After sharing eight weeks of empowerment and accountability with over 225 people, it became clear that The Healthy Edge message was a realistic lifestyle approach to health and weight release that needed to be shared with the world. Amber and Brian partnered with April, Amber’s sister, and her husband, Brandon, and officially launched The Healthy Edge, LLC in March of 2009.
The Healthy Edge grew from the Thiel's living room to a core group of 60 certified Healthy Edge coaches using the professional and comprehensive Healthy Edge system that duplicated what Amber and Brian had created in their living room. Hundreds of Healthy Edge Coaches span across the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Healthy Edge spreads the message of health and hope through certified health coaches and a proven and professional lifestyle system and tools created for the coaches and their clients to ensure maximum success. The 12-week coaches certification program creates confidence and competence through effective coaching, business success systems, The Five Healthy Edge Daily Goals and community.
The Healthy Edge believes the rise in degenerative diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes are predominantly symptoms of personal lifestyle choices. Without making a fundamental change in the way we live, these diseases will lead to a generation of children that are expected to die at a younger age than their parents. We are creating a powerful movement to educate and empower families to live long, healthy and abundant lives. Childhood obesity and lifestyle diseases will no longer be a reality when we choose to take personal responsibility for the health of ourselves and our families. The Healthy Edge provides the foundation for this transformation in our society.