What is Building Biology?
And how can using it improve your health and wellbeing in your home?
So, what is Building Biology? I find many homeowners aren’t aware of this field, and yet it’s been around for a while.
And it can be a really helpful resource if you’re trying to create a home that supports your health and wellbeing.
There is a lot that is do-able in your existing home, new build or renovation, that often doesn’t cost anymore.
It simply requires some knowledge and desire to put into practice.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE, OR LISTEN TO THE EPISODE BELOW
Narelle McDonald is a certified Building Biologist & Feng Shui Consultant the founder of Healthy Living Spaces.
She’s also President of the Australian Society of Building Biologists, and an advisor for Chemfree Community.
Her focus is on environmental health for the home with a special interest in children’s wellbeing.
There are many elements in a building that can affect quality of life, physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Improving our health in all aspects of our life is important as everything is interrelated. Building Biologists have long been aware of this, and consider our homes our third skin because of this connection.
Narelle is passionate about providing education and empowerment to those she works with to bring about positive lasting changes. Creating healthy buildings, conscious consumers, and bringing balance and harmony.
Narelle believes by combining both the science of Building Biology and the ancient art of Feng Shui this holistic approach enables us to create amazing spaces to flourish in.
Some of the things we discuss about Building Biology are:
- What is Building Biology.
- Some key mistakes homeowners make in their renovation or new build that can impact their own health, and the quality of their home’s environment.
- How to work with a Building Biologist and find one that’s reputable.
- What are the simple, achievable ways, to improve your home’s ability to support your health.
- Some useful resources to learn more about Building Biology for your home.
I often find homeowners can get super scared about this information.
Learning about the potential impact EMFs (or Electro Magnetic Fields), VOCs (or Volatile Organic Compounds), toxic substances etc, for the first time can be challenging.
Narelle has some fantastic knowledge to share on how you, as an informed homeowner, can deal with this and educate yourself. And she does it in a kind, encouraging and passionate way.
This is about you being empowered as you create your sustainable home. Listen to Narelle’s actionable advice now.
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE:
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:
Narelle McDonald, Healthy Living Spaces website >>> http://www.healthylivingspaces.com.au/
Australasian Society of Building Biologists >>> http://asbb.org.au/
Nicole Bijlsma Book “Healthy Home Healthy Family >>> https://www.buildingbiology.com.au/biology/healthy-home-healthy-family.html
Chemfree Community >>> https://www.facebook.com/ChemFreeCom/
Chemical Maze App (itunes App Store) >>> download the app