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Have you ever read the ingredients label on your personal care products? How about the ingredients listed on your home cleaning products? Do you know if these ingredients are safe to use on your body every day? Or inside your home?The Eco Mama podcast is for Christian mamas who want to create the safest environment in their home for their family and believe prevention is the ultimate solution for attaining optimal health.I am a mama who once had these same questions. Twelve years ago, I embarked on a journey to seek home, and personal care products made with only the safest ingredients while learning which ingredients were harmful and should be avoided. In that time, I have cultivated a lifestyle, and a home, where I can confidently say YES! I know what is in our products and sleep well at night, knowing they are safe for my entire family.Join me as I continue this journey and share stories of lessons learned while having an occasional conversation with other mamas who have traveled down a similar path. If you hang with me, you will know what safe ingredients are, which ingredients you should avoid, and products you can count on for safety and quality. You, too, can confidently answer YES!My name is Jaime, and I will be your Eco Mama Guide.

Eco Mama Jaime

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Have you ever read the ingredients label on your personal care products? How about the ingredients listed on your home cleaning products? Do you know if these ingredients are safe to use on your body every day? Or inside your home?The Eco Mama podcast is for Christian mamas who want to create the safest environment in their home for their family and believe prevention is the ultimate solution for attaining optimal health.I am a mama who once had these same questions. Twelve years ago, I embarked on a journey to seek home, and personal care products made with only the safest ingredients while learning which ingredients were harmful and should be avoided. In that time, I have cultivated a lifestyle, and a home, where I can confidently say YES! I know what is in our products and sleep well at night, knowing they are safe for my entire family.Join me as I continue this journey and share stories of lessons learned while having an occasional conversation with other mamas who have traveled down a similar path. If you hang with me, you will know what safe ingredients are, which ingredients you should avoid, and products you can count on for safety and quality. You, too, can confidently answer YES!My name is Jaime, and I will be your Eco Mama Guide.

    Podcast #13: Podfest, Yeast Infections & Artificial Flavoring

    Podcast #13: Podfest, Yeast Infections & Artificial Flavoring

    Tune in today as Eco Mama shares her journey to Florida, joining over 1,500 other amazing, independent creators in the podcasting arena, talking about what she recently learned about yeast infections, their causes and the crazy places they can develop on the body, and the importance of avoiding artificial flavorings in our food.

    See episode 9 for Artificial Colors and the dangers that lie within them.


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    • 22 min
    Podcast #12 - What the Sud? What to know about Sulfates

    Podcast #12 - What the Sud? What to know about Sulfates

    Also known as Sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium monododecyl sulfate, dodecyl alcohol, sodium monolauryl sulfate, sodium dodecanesulfate, n-dodecyl sulfate sodium, sodium coco-sulfate, hydrogen sulfate, sodium salt, sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester.

    For the No Thank You List, click here: ECO CRATES of America
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    • 5 min
    Podcast #11 - Why do we need to take breaks?

    Podcast #11 - Why do we need to take breaks?

    Taking a break is critical for our well being. It’s necessary if we want to keep moving forward with positive momentum.
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    • 7 min
    Podcast #10 - Artificial Colors - Part 2

    Podcast #10 - Artificial Colors - Part 2

    Artificial Colors offer no nutritional benefit for our bodies or our minds. Evidence points to harm, not good. In part 2, I recap the episode from Tuesday in a condensed version and share about artificial colors in our pet's food.

    Read your labels, my friends. It's the only way to know what you are putting in your body, on your body, and on those you love. 

    Be sure to subscribe, so we never miss a chance to connect.

    Have a great weekend. See you next Tuesday!
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    • 7 min
    Podcast #9 - Artificial Food Colors

    Podcast #9 - Artificial Food Colors

    Artificial Colors and Your Health

    There are currently 9 approved artificial colors permitted by the FDA.

    Blue 1 - animal studies to be linked to cancer, as well as to affect neurons and cause allergic reactions, 
    Blue 2
    Citrus Red 2
    Green 3
    Red 3 - evidence that it caused thyroid tumors
    Red 40
    Yellow 5 - allergy-like hypersensitivity, as well as hyperactivity in children
    Yellow 6 - linked with the adrenal gland and kidney tumors

    What are the side effects of food colorings?

    Cancerous tumors of the bladder, thyroid, and other organs
    Genotoxicity (ability to mutate DNA)
    Exacerbated hives and asthma
    Neurotoxicity
    Irritability and trouble sleeping
    Aluminum contamination (this applies to both natural and artificial colors)
    Negative impact on male fertility
    Contaminated with carcinogens like benzidine
    Hypersensitivity reactions
    Irritable bowel syndrome
    Hyperactivity


    What FOODS contain AFCs?

    High-sugar breakfast cereals 
    Gelatin desserts 
    Ice pops
    Hot dogs 
    Ketchup 
    Mustard 
    Waffles 
    Yogurt 
    Pasta 
    Hot chocolate mix 
    Chocolate milkshakes 
    Cracker and cheese snacks 
    Chicken coating mixes 
    BBQ sauce 
    Peanut butter 
    Microwave popcorn 
    Most processed foods, canned foods, candy, and processed beverages. 
    Farmed fish
    Jello
    Hard candy like lollipops
    Syrups
    Gummy bears and worms
    Candy like skittles, M&Ms, sour patch kids, Jolly ranchers, starburst, etc.
    Frosting
    Soda
    Sports drinks like Gatorade and Pedialyte
    Boxed macaroni
    Gum
    Health/Energy/Meal Replacement/Granola bars
    Alcohol: Campari, and chartreuse, have food coloring added.
    Oranges
    Cheese
    Butter
    Ice Cream
    Microwave popcorn
    Sandwich bread
    Pickles
    Yogurt
    Bottled Salad Dressing
    Farmed Salmon (colored by astaxanthin in its feed)

    What PRODUCTS contain AFCs?

    Vitamins
    Cough Syrup
    Toothpaste
    Mouthwash
    Shampoo
    Conditioners
    Lotions
    Skin Care Products
    Astringents (toners)
    Facial Skin Treatments
    Deodorants
    Liquid Cleansers
    Laundry Detergent
    Lip Moisturizer
    Soaps

    Here are some suggestions for making your natural food colorings:

    Red: Beet powder, dehydrated beets, strawberry/raspberry/pomegranate juice,* grape skin extract
    Blue: Butterfly pea flower powder
    Purple: Butterfly pea flower powder plus a dash of lemon juice
    Green: Moringa or matcha, grape skin extract
    Yellow: Turmeric, beta-carotene, caramel, annatto extract 
    Brown: Cacao powder, caramel, dehydrated beets
    Orange: Turmeric and beet powder, beta-carotene
    *Reduction of juices promotes brighter, more concentrated colors

    Just because the front cover says made with Natural colors doesn't mean it doesn't have artificial colors. You still must read the label.



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    • 33 min
    Podcast #8 - Is there really formaldehyde in my house?

    Podcast #8 - Is there really formaldehyde in my house?

    Focus Fridays Ingredients Series with a Deep Dive on Formaldehyde. 

    Is there Formaldehyde in your home? Chances are, the answer is yes. Listen to today's podcast to find out where it might be hiding and some ways to minimize or avoid it.

    As promised, here are the other terms sometimes listed on ingredient labels formaldehyde is also known as Formalin, Formic aldehyde, Methanediol, Methanal, Methyl Aldehyde, Methylene Glycol, Methylene Oxide, Benzyl Hemiformal, 2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol(bronopol), 5-Bromo-5-Nitro-1,3-dioxane, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, 1,3-dimethylol-5,5-dimethylhlydantoin (DMDM hydantoin), Quaternium-15.

    Be sure to subscribe, so we never miss a chance to connect. And come back next Tuesday, where I will give you the down-and-dirty effects of food coloring and what it does to our bodies, minds, and children.
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    • 12 min

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There is so much information out there about eco friendly products and I’m so glad Jamie does such a great job explaining things to help mamas understand the importance of this and how is valuable for their family.

-Elizabeth

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