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How to Detox Your Home

We know that detoxing is essential for our health, but as it turns out, you may be forgetting one of the most critical detoxes in your life. Your home is where you spend most of your time, so it makes sense that it needs to be cleansed for your health as well. Starting a home detox can be very daunting, but it is essential for your health in the end.


Mold In Your Home


The ERMI Test is a very easy way to start detoxing your home. This test uses a dust sample from your home compared to other particles in their database to give you a relative mold index score. Homes are a breeding ground for mold, and even new or recently remodeled homes are subject to mold growth without proper treatment and ventilation. Mold can cause many issues in different people, but some common symptoms include chronic fatigue, body rashes, brain fog, and respiratory issues.  


Important factors when it comes to mold are to be vigilant and preventative. Ensure that you are checking your showers; this means stopping surface level molds before they can go deeper and that your bathrooms are well ventilated. Another great preemptive step is to get air purifiers for your home.


Environmental Toxins


Another way to detox your home is to look closely at the products you are using. Everything from beauty products to kitchenware has the opportunity to be harmful to you and your family if you are not critical of what is in them. “Greenwashing” is a common issue in the product world because just because a product has words on the packaging like “green,” “safe,” or even  “BPA free” doesn’t mean that is actually the truth.


Red Flag Items 


These items are the three most important products to get rid of if you have them in your home:


  • Vinyl Shower Curtains: These are made out of PVCs that can release harmful particles into the air, especially when used in the shower’s heat and humidity.
  • Nonstick Cookware: This type of cookware has a layer of chemicals on top of the metal to keep your food from sticking and these chemicals are easily transferring into your food.
  • Air Fresheners and Candles: These can include very toxic chemicals that you are willingly putting into the air in your home. Anything made with artificial scents can be harmful in this way, including perfumes that you are putting right onto your skin. 


As you can see, many potential toxins are lurking around your home that need to be addressed. Even if it may seem daunting, starting with a mold test and then working on detoxing the products in your home one room at a time can significantly cut down on the toxins around you. If you want to learn more about the potential toxins in your home and hear more helpful tips on how you can start detoxing your home, I go deep into the topic on my YouTube Channel. You can watch E 12 | Best Strategies for Detoxing Your Home.


Other Resources


Home Reset: 

Ermi Mold Test:

Air Purifier: 

 Mercola Cookware:


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Dear Family Life Wellness Community,

It’s with incredible sadness that I bring you the news that as of Friday September 16, 2022 our clinic will officially close. As you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one to make. There has been a tremendous amount of soul searching and thoughtful processing that has gone into this moment. Taking in the considerations of everyone has been a top priority for me as I have navigated this tough decision.

Here’s the first thing I want you to know-you are loved. For the past twenty-six years so many of you have brought your families to our clinic weekly for health, inspiration and community. Please know that I have taken that responsibility as an incredible honor. My team and I have been so blessed to watch your kids grow up, celebrate your wins with you, and cry with you as you’ve moved through turbulent times in your lives. One of the hardest parts of this moment is that we won’t be connected with you in that same way. Know that although our clinic will not operate as it has for the past two decades, our hearts are still connected to you and your families.

As new career opportunities have emerged for me, I want you to know that my passion for chiropractic has never died. I feel so strongly that every human on this planet needs chiropractic care. I personally continue to get weekly adjustments, and hope that you will do the same. To make this transition as smooth as possible we have a list of amazing chiropractors that I have personally reached out to and will welcome you with loving arms. I can tell you with certainty you will get amazing care at any of these clinics. Please lean into them. As far as the biohacking center goes, for now that part of our clinic will be closed as well. New solutions for our space are being explored, but until we have something concrete there will be no biohacking . Lastly, I want to give my deepest gratitude to Dana. She has been the heart of our community for the past decade. I could not have run this practice without her. Yet, I am so excited for her as she has an incredible career opportunity that has presented itself.  As my heart is heavy in making this decision, what fills me with joy is the beautiful life she will be stepping into. A life she greatly deserves.

My practice has never been just a business. It’s been a family. Thank you for entrusting us with your health. It truly will go down as the greatest honor of my life. As far as what’s next, of course there needs to be a celebration. One in which we can gather one last time as a community. Please stay tuned to the exact date of that celebration.

From Dana, myself, and Dr. Tri please know that we believe in you. We know what a miraculous body you are living in and that extraordinary health is a choice you get to step into everyday. We will always be in your front row cheering you on.
With gratitude, love , and a huge hug,
Dr. Mindy
Great chiropractors to connect to:
Dr. T.J. Osborne, D.C.
Discover Chiropractic
1305 N. Bascom Ave #C
San Jose, CA 95128
amazing adjustor (he’s my chiro)
huge heart
great family practice & close to our clinic
Dr. Samantha Jennings, D.C
1314 Lincoln Ave#1F
San Jose, CA 95125
used to be an associate in our clinic
does lots of muscle testing & applied kinesiology
great with muscles & sports injuries
Dr. Darla Parr, D.C
718 University Ave Ste 110
Los Gatos, CA 95032
I went to chiro school with her.
great with brain balancing & neurological symptoms
beautiful heart, warm upbeat personality, and a wonderful integrative clinic
Dr. Nicole & David Congragen, D.C.

Community Chiropractic
16375 Monterey St.Ste B
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
I also went to school with them
warm loving family practice
focus is on upper cervical care (call to ask more questions)