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There are many great ways to detox your home.  If you have children who suffer allergies, you are pregnant or simply want to live a toxic free life as much as you can here is a great and simple way to do it!

Some plants thrive on toxins which is ideal for the homes.  They suck out the toxins and purify the air.  The nearer the plants are to your nose the more effective.  Hence, location location location is important 🙂

For your bedside table:

* Christmas Cactus: unlike most plants, removes carbon dioxide at night and releases oxygen during the day, perfect while you are sleeping.  

* Dendrobium orchid: Not only is this a stunning flower but it detoxes formaldehyde, acetone and cholorform from indoor air.






For the coffee table/ living room:

* Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens): one of the best plants for removing airborne toxins. 

* Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa): the second most effective detox plant and is best for neutralising ammounia from cleaning products.







By the computer:

* Gerberas (Gerbera jamesonii): cheerful flower and an effective toxin absorber.





* Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Thrives in gloomy spaces with little natural light and loves formaldehyde.




* Dracaena (Dracaena glauca): a good detox plant that loves computer screen glare. 

For the bathroom:

* Boston fern (Nephrolepis exalta):  The most effective air purifier, especially formaldehyde; thrives in humid conditions.

For the kitchen:

* Tulips: Grow bulbs indoor in eaely spring to remove xylene, formaldehyde, and ammounia pumped into the by conventional cleaning products. 


* Common peace lily (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”): great indoor air purifier and fights off VOCs-volatile organic compounds such as benzene and other gases.

* Spider plant: rids air of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.


*images from google images

Book source: Your non toxic preganancy- Susannah Marriot

A dear friend of mine is a nutritionist and an author of yet another GREAT book!! Alia Almoayed has answers to all the questions you may think of ready for you in this easy to read book! A practical guide from conception to birth.  So whether you’re thinking of getting preggers or pregnant with your first or third, this book comes in handy for those of all experience levels.

Make sure to pencil this date in your diaries to be the first to get your copy at the launching of her book.

Saturday the 29th Jan 2011.  Bahrain – Seef Mall new extension

Is pregnancy different for a nutritionist?  Does pregnancy get easier when you’re eating well? Does nutrition really make a difference for mother and baby during this important stage?

Find out how to have a healthy and vibrant pregnancy the natural way!

I Want a Healthy Pregnancy is a must for every mother-to-be who wants a natural, comfortable and stress-free pregnancy.

In a light and simple manner, Nutritional Therapist Alia Almoayed explores her own pregnancy journals to help you find simple and natural approaches to conception, pregnancy and delivery.

Discover how an optimum diet and lifestyle can enhance your pregnancy experience and give you amazing results – a healthy pregnancy, a vibrant mummy and a super baby!


How to maximise your nutrient intake

How to address nausea, fatigue and digestive issues

How to deal with cravings, appetite and weight

How to use natural remedies for common pregnancy symptoms

How to handle pregnancy’s emotional rollercoaster

How to boost your immune defences

How to optimise pregnancy during travel, work and fasting

How to plan a healthy menu and exercise routine

How to have a happy, natural and drug-free delivery

… and much more

Packed full of first-hand, tried and tested advice that really works, I Want a Healthy Pregnancy will be your best friend throughout your amazing journey to motherhood.

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