Prescriptions for a Healthy Home with Paula Baker-Laporte FAIA, BBEC and Dr. Rebecca Risk

There is a growing amount of unregulated chemicals in our homes, and we have little awareness that they are even there. The dangers of these chemicals, and the huge health implications is often not recognized by most people, but it is becoming a growing concern. Paula Baker-Laporte discusses safer options with Dr. Rebecca Risk to protect you and your family.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/17/2016 -- "Once I learned the facts, I could never again allow certain products techniques, or equipment to be used in projects with which I became involved."-Paula Baker-Laporte

With over 88 000 chemicals in our environment that are unregulated, this is an important topic for anyone. Our homes are our castles, and for those who are chronically ill, our safe havens. But what happens when our safe place is contributing to or causing our illness? Paula Baker-Laporte shares the information in her book "Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners." Whether you are building a home or just a home owner wanting to buy a new couch, this show is informative of the dangers of the toxins associated with these decisions, and how to make more informed, healthy choices for your home, your family and of course, yourself.

As a sufferer of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), this topic was very important for Dr. Rebecca Risk. She coaches her patients regularly on how to change their lives and exposure to chemicals, and this show is a must for anyone wanting to protect themselves. Although some people don't have extreme sensitivities, long term exposure can do anyone harm.

"Laporte's books inspired us when we built our eco straw bale home. We are looking forward to hearing this interview and her suggestions for changes within the home that can help to achieve a much better quality of personal health."
-Susan in Glade BC, Avid Listener

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"We are very excited to welcome Paula Baker-Laporte to speak with Dr. Rebecca Risk about keeping our homes safe from dangerous chemicals" says Tacy Trump, Senior Executive Producer of the show. If you have any questions about the show or advertising on it, please contact Tacy Trump directly at tacy.trump@voiceamerica.com or call 480-294-6421.

About Dr. Rebecca Risk, TCMD, R.Ac., S.C.
With over 10 years' experience as a Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor (TCMD), Dr. Rebecca Risk operates Ananta Health. The Sanskrit word Ananta means infinite or without limit. Dr. Risk partners with her patients to help them achieve infinite health. Dr. Risk applies TCM principles with a modern view, allowing her to care for her patients in a unique way, helping them overcome health obstacles and getting to the root of their chronic health problems. A graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM), Dr. Risk is trained in Chinese Herbology, Dietary Therapy, Acupuncture, BioMeridian Stress Testing and supplementation. Certified from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences in New Jersey as a Supplement Consultant (S.C.), Dr. Risk provides her patients with customized vitamin and herbal therapies that support their nutritional needs for optimal health.


About Paula Baker-Laporte FAIA, BBEC
Paula Baker-Laporte FAIA, BBEC was graduated from the University of Toronto, School of Architecture in 1978 and from The International Institute of Building Biology and Ecology in 1995. In 2007, she was honored with investiture into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Her award-winning architectural practice is based in Ashland Oregon. Since 1992, Paula has dedicated her practice to the precepts of environmentally sound and health enhancing architecture. She has developed a unique specialty in alternative construction for health and in addition to her architectural design practice she serves as a consultant on the health aspects of building throughout North America and beyond.

Paula has lectured, taught, and published extensively on the topic of healthy and ecological design. She is a long-time member of the teaching faculty for the International Institute of Building Biology and Ecology where she is active in writing new coursework. She is a contributing author to several books and periodicals and is the primary author of Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 1st,-3rd edition, New Society Publishers1998- 2008 and co-author with husband Robert Laporte, of EcoNest: Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw and Timber, Gibbs Smith, 2005 and their new book "The EcoNest Home: Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House, New Society 2015

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