Products

Air Filters:

Featured Product: The Austin Air Filtration System

Breath is life. We automatically inhale and exhale with very little thought. The part of breathing that is too often overlooked is the purity of what we are bringing into our bodies on a daily basis. Due to the off-gassing of many products we bring into the home as furniture or clothing, the air quality in many indoor spaces “stinks” (forgive the word).

HomEvolution is now carrying the Austin Air Home unit, using our connection with Amazon to get you the best price on a unit. If you have bad smells in your home or office this unit is highly recommended. As you may know, Amazon ships quickly.

DVDs:

Featured: Full Signal

Think you know what is going on with cell phone towers? Did you know that these towers are being erected all around us? Hidden in plain sight in things like church steeples and “trees”? Did you know that these hidden antennas give off radiation that can be linked to different types of cancers, sleeping problems, and a host of other illnesses? “Full Signal” will change how you look at your cell phone. Research around the world suggests that the multi-billion dollar telecommunications industry is using us all as test subjects in an experiment that could have horrible repercussions. Being dubbed “the next asbestos,” cellular radiation may be a silent killer that is just now starting to rear its head. Communication and convenience are at odds with public health and safety. Watch this illuminating documentary to see the side of the story that has been swept under the rug by companies and politicians.

Alarms:

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Featured: First Alert CO615 Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide is toxic. It is odorless, tasteless, colorless, and in small amounts, non-irritating. Because of these qualities, carbon monoxide in the atmosphere of the home is often ignored until dangerous levels are reached. Common sources in modern life include automobiles, faulty furnaces, woodburning fireplaces and stoves, generators, and gas-powered tools. The prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning is of utmost importance in today’s homes; no home should be without a carbon monoxide detector/alarm.

This First Alert CO alarm uses an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor; this is the most accurate technology available. Installation is as simple as plugging it in to any wall outlet, and a battery back-up will give you peace of mind during a power outage. The unit will emit an 85-decibel alarm before carbon monoxide reaches threatening levels. We are pleased to make this alarm available to you through our connection with Amazon. You can be sure of quick delivery and good service.

Featured: First Alert SA340CN Smoke Alarm with Lithium Battery

This First Alert smoke alarm with tamper-resistant lithium power cell gives you the peace of mind of a 10-year battery life. We all know the importance of having smoke detectors in our homes, and the exceptional battery life of this unit makes it perfect for installations on high ceilings and other hard-to-reach places.

Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%, and that’s important because a home fire starts every 83 seconds! The faster you know about a fire, the faster you can start moving your family outside.

Featured: First Alert SC9120B Hardwire Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Backup

For those who prefer a combination unit, we offer this smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, which detects two hazards with one simple unit. Separate audible and visual warnings indicate what problem is being detected. Installation is as simple as plugging it in, and a battery back-up gives peace of mind if there’s a power outage. This unit can be interconnected with a number of other compatible smoke alarms and other devices such as horns, lights, or bells to provide whole-house coverage and alarms that will alert everyone. Microprocessor controls cut down on false alarms, and it automatically performs internal functional testing.

Books

Electrosmog:

Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution

Are we going to give up our cell phones, laptops, and other electronics? Absolutely not. But emerging scientific evidence reveals that the very innovations that have changed our lives are also exposing us to an unprecedented number of electromagnetic fields—and that it’s crucial we make important changes to our home and work environments. Now, Ann Louise Gittleman has created the first step-by-step manual for fortifying your body, detoxifying your home, and protecting yourself and your family from electronic pollution (and her powerful fixes are easier than you might think!). Zapped is an empowering guide to living safely with the gadgets we can’t live without.

Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

The solution for chronic inflammation, regarded as the cause of most common modern diseases, has been identified! And it is not blueberries. It is something right beneath our feet—the Earth itself!

Earthing introduces the planet’s powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This eye–opening book describes how the physical disconnect with the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep. By reconnecting to the Earth, symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated and recovery from surgery, injury, and athletic overexertion is accelerated.


The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life



The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long&en;discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker’s discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker’s struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.

Healthy Home:



32 Tips That Could Save Your Life



Fast Easy Answers: Figure Out Exactly What Is Making You Sick. Dr. Doris Rapp is definitely one of America’s foremost pediatric environmental medical specialists. Her great tips will help many children and their families through hard times. Pay attention to them, as they can help relieve lots of misery! —William J. Rea, M.D. Founder of the Environmental Health Center.

Indoor Air Quality:



Is This Your Child?



Does your child suffer from any of the following? These are the major symptoms of potentially unrecognized allergies.

• Allergic Nose Rubbing • Eye Circles • Red Ears • Red Cheeks • Eye Wrinkles • Aggression • Lack of Alertness • Mottled Tongue

In this breakthrough book, Dr. Doris Rapp offers a simple yet effective approach to handling “problem” children. Is This Your Child? shows parents how to identify the common foods, chemicals, or common allergic substances that could be the culprits that cause some children or adults to feel unwell or act inappropriately. If your child is always sick, hyperactive, a slow learner, or cranky, the first question you should ask is not “What drug should be prescribed?” or “What have I done wrong as a parent?” Instead, find out the real cause.


The Healthy House Answer Book: Answers to the 133 Most Commonly Asked Questions



Among the various healthy housing books, The Healthy House Answer Book by John and Lynn Bower is something a little different. While the rest of the offerings in this field are thick, very comprehensive volumes, this is a smaller book in both size and depth—sort of a “pocket healthy housing guidebook.” While covering the major concerns anyone would have about all aspects of construction and maintenance, the information is presented in a very concise Q and A format. With subject chapters and a complete index, this is a great introductory book for anyone interested in the subject.

Natural Building Design:




Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun


Masonry Heaters is a complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater’s design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat redefine the hearth for the modern era, turning it into a piece of the sun right inside the home. Like the feeling one gets from the sun on a spring day, the environment around a masonry heater feels fresh. The radiant heat feels better on the skin. It warms the home both gently and efficiently. In fact, the value of a masonry heater lies in its durability, quality, serviceability, dependability, and health-supporting features. And it is an investment in self-sufficiency and freedom from fossil fuels.


Healthy Living Spaces: Top 10 Hazards Affecting Your Health



Create Homes, Offices, and Schools where You Feel Great! Kids get better grades in school. Businesses make more money. Numerous studies have shown that being indoors affects our health and well-being. Mold, chemicals, and “mystery” toxins affect academic achievement in schools and productivity at work. Did you know? Bleach does not kill mold. Ozone–type air purifiers damage your lungs. Vinegar is the best anti-microbial in the world. Healthy Living Spaces is your guide to simple and effective ways to feel good indoors.


Prescriptions for a Healthy House



For people who are concerned about exposure to toxins found in conventional building materials and practices, Prescriptions for a Healthy House shows how to design interior and exterior spaces, and select construction materials that enhance and promote physical well-being. This invaluable guide explains where and why standard building practices are not healthful, what to do differently, and how to obtain alternative materials and expertise. Includes a trove of manufacturer, service provider, and catalog resources, plus a description of MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity disorder).


EcoNest: Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw, and Timber


EcoNest identifies homes designed and built respectfully, in appreciation of the harmony and beauty of nature and in a way that uses nature’s resources so as to consume less energy, create less waste, nurture our health, and enrich our senses.


A bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn’t fly to the next state for twigs, nor does it build a home that is bigger than it needs. Instinctively it creates an environment that is nurturing, nontoxic, and free of synthetic chemicals. Like the bird, humans desire shelter that is cozy and nurturing, that satisfies the soul, mind, and body. This is the econest.


Homes That Heal (and those that don’t): How Your Home Could be Harming Your Family’s Health



Homes that Heal addresses both of these developments, revealing that our own homes can contribute to many of these health problems. A passionate examination of our built environment and the alarming impact today’s chemically polluted world is having on the health of present and future generations, Homes That Heal is easy–to–read, solution–oriented and humorous, full of stories and advice that empower families to take back their health on a daily basis.


The New Natural House Book: Creating a Healthy, Harmonious, and Ecologically Sound Home



This completely revised and redesigned edition of the bestselling Natural House Book brings you hundreds of practical energy&en; and money&en;saving ideas to enhance your home, your environment, and your well-being.


Originally published in 1989, The Natural House Book anticipated our problems with garbage disposal, indoor air pollution, water purification, and environmental hazards. Today more than ever, we need inspiration and cutting&en;edge information to transform our homes into havens for the body, mind, and spirit.


NATURAL HOUSE CATALOG: Where to Get Everything You Need to Create an Environmentally Friendly Home



The Natural House Catalog is more than a book, it’s a movement! If you are looking to design a truly healthy home. The Natural House Catalog draws on the very latest environmentally sound technology, providing all the information you need to create and maintain your ideal living space. With the enormous number of materials, products, and services now offered, this book is the ideal reference


Ecological Design



Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan present a vision of how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking ecology as the basis for design. Ecological design intelligence—effective adaptation to and integration with nature’s processes—can be applied at all levels of scale, creating revolutionary forms of buildings, landscapes, cities, and technologies.


Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home



In this sequel to The Not So Big House, Sarah Susanka shows readers how to create extraordinary “Not So Big” homes. She leads a personal tour through 25 of the most beautiful, well–designed homes in North America. More than 200 color photos, floor plans and design details illustrate this innovative philosophy.


Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy–Efficient Home Construction



A thorough, informative, and up–to–date reference on green, sustainable and energy–efficient home construction that clarifies definitions of green and sustainable and guides builders and architects through the process of new or remodel green construction, including issues of site, landscaping, durability, and energy–efficiency.

Mold:



Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings



For decades, the medical community has either ignored, or been ignorant of, the threat posed by toxic mold to human health. Sometimes referred to as ‘sick–building syndrome,’ often mis-diagnosed as any one of a number of chronic and incurable conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, learning disabilities, or endometriosis, the effects of mold form neurotoxins on human beings have long been poorly understood and thought unworthy of serious study.

But this same toxic mold infests our homes and buildings at an alarming, perhaps even epidemic, rate—and so many of the ‘untreatable’ conditions that physicians are ill–equipped to diagnose and treat are the result of the neurotoxins released by these ubiquitous organisms. Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker has been the leader in the field of research into the effects of toxic mold on the human body, with hundreds of success stories in the treatment—even complete eradication—of the chronic conditions that have been puzzling so many doctors the world over.

In Surviving Mold, Dr. Shoemaker shares his latest findings and offers hope to those who have been continually let down by the medical community. Containing Dr. Shoemaker’s cutting-edge research into the effects of chronic neurotoxins, Surviving Mold also exams in-depth the root causes of the growth of dangerous mold forms in buildings and homes.


The Mold Survival Guide: For Your Home and for Your Health



The image was shocking: a couple wearing protective suits and masks in their own home! The accompanying USA Weekend story documented the mold-related headaches, fatigue, and respiratory problems that forced Melinda Ballard and Ron Allison to abandon their dream house, leaving all their possessions behind. Another family was so terrified that they had their mold-filled house torn down.


Mold growth threatens property managers and builders, as well as homeowners and renters. Legal settlements in some mold cases have reached the millions, and home insurance rates are skyrocketing. Some people argue that mold concerns are exaggerated; others are convinced that mold growth is destroying their health.

Non-toxic Cleaning Supplies



Natural Alternatives for You and Your Home: 175 Recipes to Make Eco-Friendly Products


From soaps, shampoos and fragrances to household cleaners and bug repellants made with natural ingredients, you can learn to make a difference in the environment and your personal health using Natural Alternatives for You and Your Home.


Choose from the 175 precise recipes, for both your home and yourself, featured in this book and use the easy–to–follow instructions and photos to create economical and eco-friendly products.



Nontoxic Housecleaning (Chelsea Green Guides)



Nontoxic Housecleaning—the latest in the Chelsea Green Guide series—provides a way for people to improve their immediate environment every day. Pregnant women, parents of young children, pet owners, people with health concerns, and those who simply care about a healthy environment—and a sensible budget—can all benefit from the recipes and tips in this guide.


Clean House, Clean Planet



How many times have you said you’re killing yourself trying to keep your house clean? You might have been joking, but you’re closer to the truth than you think if you’re using expensive commercial cleansers. Karen Logan, an environmentalist with years of experience developing and selling her own line of eco-friendly cleaning products, reveals the secret of using simple, ordinary ingredients life baking soda, vinegar, soap, lemon juice, and salt to make safe, inexpensive cleaners.