Podcast with Mary Cordaro, Tara Rayburn and Marilyn McCray
by Dr. Kaayla Daniel
Episode 10 of the Food Rights Hour podcast features environmental health expert Mary Cordaro. Host Dr. Kaayla Daniel talks with Mary about the importance of detoxifying the home and why and how we should start in the bedroom. This podcast also includes regular guests Tara Rayburn, who recommends some healthy habits to help us thrive during the allergy season, and Marilyn McCray, who offers marketing tips for farmers who need to increase the visibility of their farms and products.
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and not those of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
Segment 1 – Detoxifying the Home Environment
For the first segment, home environmental specialist Mary Cordaro and host Dr. Kaayla Daniel talk about detoxifying the home environment, particularly the bedroom. Keeping a healthy non-toxic home environment is as critical to a family’s health as consuming nutrient-dense foods from small family farms. Mary and Kaayla will discuss:
- Why it’s vitally important to detox the home, even if you or your children are not suffering badly from allergies, asthma or environmental sensitivity
- Why the bedroom is the most important room in the home
- What to do, including choice of cleaning products, paints, sheets, curtains and that all-important mattress
- How electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cell phones and other devices are a problem in the bedroom
- Why the time to start is NOW.
Listen to the podcast to find out more!
Mary Cordaro is a world renowned home environmental specialist who consults with homeowners, architects, interior designers and contractors on healthy (and not just green) new construction and remodels. The healthy home environment has been her passion and professional field since 1989. In 1992 she became certified in Bau-Biologie, a field that originated in Germany and developed the highest standards for “building with life.” Working with a team of specialists, Mary takes a holistic approach to the healthy home, with attention to exterior and interior materials, electromagnetic fields, proper ventilation, water filtration, mold avoidance, and many other issues. She is a popular speaker with design professionals, medical doctors, and the general public, and spoke at Wise Traditions 2008. Her website is www.marycordaro.com
Listen to Healthy Habit Coach Tara Rayburn, and learn how to get through the allergy season by focusing on proactive habits, including the consumption of nourishing bone broth.
About the Guest
Tara Rayburn is The Healthy Habit Coach. She is the Weston A. Price Chapter Leader for Las Vegas, and a well-known speaker, author, coach, wife and mom-on-a-mission. Her message is simple: “change a habit, change a life.” Tara believes that by changing just one habit, we can each become “ripples” of health in our world. For almost ten years, she has been teaching others worldwide how to create healthy habits using nutrient-rich foods and therapeutic-grade essential oils. To learn more about Tara and to contact her, visit her website at thehealthyhabitcoach.com.
Segment 3 – Marketing Tip: How to Increase Farm Visibility
Learn how to use farm events to help farms and fund-raising organizations–with public relations expert Marilyn McCray.
About the Guest
Marilyn McCray is a writer and independent marketing consultant. A self-confessed foodie, McCray cooked at a dude ranch and has served on the Restaurant Committee of the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta. Her love of food has taken her to Boggy Creek Farm in East Austin, an urban farm where she assists with the Saturday farm stand, selling organic vegetables and visiting with the locals and chefs who frequent the farm. She has been on the leadership team of Slow Food Austin, the local convivium of Slow Food International, promoting the benefits of the slow life. She enjoys participating in events organized by the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, TOFGA, and recently spoke at the Culinary Tourism Summit sponsored by the Texas Forest Trail Region. She has written press materials and secured media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Austin American Statesman and many more outlets. Her website is mccrayandco.com.
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