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Sleeping Green
Organic Mattresses: Is there a
difference?
Y
es! According to Mary Jo Dinha, of Mattresses and Beyond
in Royal Oak, MI.
“First,” she says, “to be labeled Organic, the USDA must certify Helping people explore their relationship with food, body image and emotions
as organic the processing and agricultural methods used to
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produce the mattresses. The cotton used must be grown with-
out chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, for
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example. The processing must be free bleach, formaldehyde
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Dinha says that there are many benefi ts from sleeping on
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all-natural, organic bedding. People with sensitivities to certain
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chemical substances or respiratory problems can usually sleep
on organic mattresses because they don’t release toxic gasses
or dust. Also, wool contains lanolin, a natural substance that
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prevents dust mites. The latex is excellent because it is not con-
ducive to the growth of mildew or mold.
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“The line of organic bedding we carry, she says, “takes Royal Oak, MI 48067
it even further. The entire collection is made using renewable
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resources, with special consideration given to animal welfare
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4 pounds of organic wool they use, one acre of land is saved
from pesticides and toxins for at least 4 years.”
“Sleeping green is about your health as much as it is about
the environment,” she adds. “The components used in organic
mattresses help provide for the health and safety of everyone
involved-from the farmer and manufacturer to he consumer.”
For more information on organic mattresses, contact Mary
Jo Dinha at Mattresses and Beyond, 32470 Woodward Ave,
EMPATHIC LISTENER
Royal Oak, or call 248-554-9205. See ad page 25. When was the last time someone really heard you?
Does anyone listen to who you truly are, for what
you are struggling to say out loud?
Do others ignore your feelings?
I’m all ears, willing to hear you at your soul level.
I am trained in Active Listening as taught by
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