This book was a great read, as it is quite informative and offers so many ways to create a healthier home environment. Simple ideas like not wearing shoes in the house or keeping the windows open are easy ways to eliminate toxins and improve the air quality. I think what I enjoyed most about this book was the fact that the ideas are very easy to implement; they made me think in a different way more than they convinced me to change my lifestyle completely. Small changes make a bigger difference than I realized. I highly recommend this book to any new parent or parent-to-be.
As a new parent that feels so concerned with the health and well-being of my baby I feel that this book is a lifesaver. The information here is reliable and comforting and has put my mind at ease.
Jordan Rosenfeld
This book is an invaluable guide to healthy living. Focused on creating a safe and healthy environment for your children, this book goes beyond by providing recommendations that will greatly benefit everyone in the household. Written in an understanding, encouraging tone, this fun-to-read book covers many extremely relevent topics with hugely overlooked health concerns. I feel so much more well informed on how to provide a clean and safe home for my loved ones after reading this extensively researched guide. The easy to follow steps and recipes for household cleaners etc. as well as the additional links and resources provided by the author make this book a complete and comprehensive must-read that I highly recommend.
Invaluable resource!

About Healthy From Day 1

“Welcome to Healthy From Day 1! I’m Justin Valley, and I’m so happy you’ve found your way to this site. The intention of this website is to empower families to make the healthiest decisions possible. Healthy home environments have been a way of life for me for as long as I can remember.

My father, Frank Valley, was diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity after years of exposure to chemicals while he owned and operated a sign company. The manufacturing, painting, and welding of electric signs increased his sensitivities in the workplace. Unexplained headaches and fogginess led him down a path of research and exploration of sensitivities. What started as research to improve his own quality of life became a passion. Frank studied extensively both at the Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology and independently to develop his expertise in creating healthy home environments. He has since conducted in home consultations, making recommendations to others affected by sensitivities.

It’s no wonder phrases like “Indoor Air Quality” and “Electro-Magnetic Radiation” have been in my vocabulary since childhood, and that the study of healthy home environments has become a passion for me as well. I had an “A-HA! moment” upon the realization that a very large portion of the population may not be aware of the huge impact that items brought into their home can have on their family’s health. Even more striking to me, after a bit of research, was how sensitive pregnant mothers and new babies are to toxins in their environments. The effects can truly last a lifetime.

As a technical writer and software training professional, I have made a living taking technical information and distilling it into the most usable form for my audience. My intentions are to take what can be heavily technical information and put it in a form that will enable families to make easy, yet impactful, changes in their homes.

Healthy From Day 1 has been around since 2007, and began as a store which carried health conscious products. It has since evolved into an educational tool that can be used to implement real change in your household and in your family’s quality of life. This evolution has taken me across the globe, from touring a healthy bed manufacturing plant in Austria to talks with organic cotton textile manufacturers in India. I’m here to share what I’ve learned with you.

I’d love to hear feedback. Please feel free to share your stories with me so I may share them with others.

Thanks for making today Your Day 1,

Justin Valley