Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dr. Oz's Must Haves for your healthy home

When I learned that Nate Berkus would be having his own show, I was super excited. I immediately programmed my DVR so that I wouldn't miss a beat.

Although the show has fallen flat for the most part, I still enjoy watching certain segments and was thoroughly entertained by a recent segment feauturing fellow Oprah Alum Dr. Oz.

He wasn't there to offer decorating advice, but did share some cool tips and must haves for a healthy home.

Without further ado, Dr. Oz's Must Haves for a Healthy Home:

1. Slippers: It's disgusting to think how much mess people track into their own homes. To demonstrate, both Nate and Dr. Oz sent their shoes to a lab for testing and all of the icky bacteria, toxins and etc that were found on their shoes would blow you away. The scariest things found on shoes are E.Coli & Klebsiella pneumoniae. It's a good idea to adopt a "drop your shoes at the front door" policy in your home.

2. Toothbrush Covers for the Bathroom: If you were eeked out by the grime you'll find on your shoes, just imagine that every time you flush your toliet, particles of feces and more become airborne (6-8 feet away) and can hop onto those toothbrushes if you don't keep them covered. One thing you can do to reduce that it to put the lid down prior to flushing.

3. Stainless Steel Utensils for the Kitchen: They are the best bet for preparing food because they're easiest to sterlize due to being nonporous like plastics and wooden ones. Good to know-while I already have some stainless, I will need to swap out some of my old utensils.

4. Sleep Light for the Bedroom: He implied that there is no replacement for sleep and suggested NightWave, a gadget that "helps you fall asleep by relaxing the mind" to help you drift off into dreamland.

This was a very informative show. I think a lot of us take for granted how much of an impact our homes have on our health! Click here for a printable recap of Dr. Oz's tips from the Nate Show.

Please feel free to share any home health tips or advice! Thanks for popping by!


1 comment:

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Thanks for sharing that, most of us never stop to think about that kind of stuff! Ugh! Using those tips asap. : )..