All my life, I have enjoyed the outdoors and the wonders of nature. In 2006, I started researching products, green living and their relationship to the environment. I decided to open the business Bona Fide Green Goods in Concord, New Hampshire which quickly became the go-to place for green and clean living products.
Our philosophy in product choices for the business was to sell products that met our strict eco-criteria using the four footprints we developed: carbon, water, social and chemical. We were careful to fully vet our sources, and in the process, we learned a tremendous amount about green living.
Bona Fide was dedicated to offering organic and low-chemical profile personal care and home products. Many of our customers chose these products not just for environmental purposes, but for their personal health reasons, including cancer. Some customers had cancer or were trying to lower their risk of getting cancer, and wanted non-toxic, safe ingredients. With the help of many organizations, such as the Environmental Working Group, we were able to learn about toxins, ingredients, chemicals, and regulations that helped us guide our customers about safer alternatives.
In 2011, the Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP) asked me to develop and write the environmental pillar of their program. It was a natural fit with my expertise of non-toxic, clean living and my passion for teaching. The ACLP is based on the book “Anticancer: A New Way of Life” written by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber and founded by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg at the Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation.
Since the beginning of the program, the environmental course content has been updated several times to reflect the ongoing science and increased knowledge surrounding this subject and its relation to cancer. In order for the ACLP to disseminate more easily nationwide, the ACLP produced a video with the course content. Because of the generosity of Meg Hirshberg, taking the online course is free to anyone. (You can see me in action!) I am grateful to be a part of this innovative, unique program, and believe that this integrative program is the future of preventative health care.
In addition to being involved as faculty for the ACLP, I frequently speak with cancer support groups and lecture about non-toxic living which I find very inspirational. Please contact me if you would like me to speak to your organization.
Enjoy exploring my website and ways you can live more toxic-free in order to make your home cancer-free.
Have a green day!
Deborah de Moulpied