About Us


Are you a parent concerned with the chemical exposure your children experience and what you can use instead? I understand the challenge, and my goal is to help you create a non-toxic home for your family. As a Household Toxins Health Specialist and a member of the International Association of Wellness professionals, my mission is to bring you the latest and most actionable advice on how to make your home a healthful and happy place to be. That’s why I created Green Living Gurus.

Green Living Gurus is a comprehensive platform that brings industry leaders and health specialists to share their knowledge on how to create and maintain a vital and safe environment for you and your family. Green Living Gurus seeks to share groundbreaking information through a variety of platforms. 

The weekly podcast features industry experts sharing their insights on topics ranging from detoxing and infrared saunas to estrogen dominance, the influence of mold, sleep quality and everything in between. The goal of these podcasts is to present relevant, engaging content on how chemicals can affect your life and what you can do instead. 

For those who like to read inspiring content, our blog series translates the podcast gems into easy-to-understand content. The blogs help to consolidate and clarify any confusion regarding the various topics covered while educating about the impacts of chemicals and healthful alternatives. 

Green Living Gurus offers additional videos with engaging speakers on topics including eco-friendly decor and inspired living. Our goal is to help our subscribers live as healthfully as possible, and this additional content creates a more comprehensive approach to accessing transformative tips for healthful living. 

Green Parent Pioneers and Tee’s Tips offer even more content to answer parents’ many concerns about chemical exposure. We provide easy-to-digest information on topics including indoor air quality, chemicals in your children’s bodies, how to shop locally, and the effects of sugar consumption, to help you make the most healthful choices for your family. 

Topping it all off, Tee’s Organics provides natural, healthful all-purpose cleaner and room sprays in a reusable bottle, making household chores healthful without the hazards of chemicals. The Green Living Gurus Store is an online store that expands on Tee’s Organics and brings environmentally friendly e-commerce to you. We recommend and affiliate with a variety of products, from cosmetics and hygiene products to cleaning supplies and snacks, that help to preserve a healthful environment. Tying everything together is our VIP program that creates a value-based package that offers personal home-health consulting in addition to discounts on our various products and services.

Ultimately, the mission of Green Living Gurus is simple: to help families enjoy the most healthful and welcoming home possible. We hope that you can explore and enjoy our informative media channels, podcasts, blogs, products and consulting that provides the latest health-promoting research to families everywhere. If you’re looking to create the perfect healthful environment for your family, we at Green Living Gurus would love to be able to help you achieve your healthful, happy home.

Sisters, Therese & Jamie of the Green Living Gurus

The Green Living Gurus, LLC are promoters of healthy living and a non-toxic lifestyle. The mission of Green Living Gurus, LLC is to help people reduce their chemical exposure and especially carcinogens in their homes. We assist cancer patients, survivors, and anyone with a family concerned about chemicals in creating a non-toxic home and reducing their chemical exposure and lessening their fear of cancer, and other illnesses, and increasing their odds for a healthy life. See our Services and Packages here

Reducing your exposure to chemicals could also decrease your chances of developing other illnesses and eliminate headaches, migraines, rashes, runny noses, itchy eyes, sore throats, wheezing, and hives.

We are on a mission to help as many people as possible to learn from our knowledge and experience. Therese Forton-Barnes is an educated ‘Household Toxins Health Specialist’ and ‘Head Guru’ at the Green Living Gurus and owner of Tee’s Organics. She has her own story and was told she had breast cancer in 2006; The doctor wrongly diagnosed her and she found out while in the gurney getting ready for surgery. She can’t even imagine what others have had to suffer through. Her Aunt and Uncle died of cancer and her mother had cancer; she has seen too many others suffer from the disease and too many die. She wants to educate people about these known carcinogens and toxic chemicals that exist in our environment and homes and potentially causes cancer and other various illnesses. Her sister also has an auto-immune disorder, Mitochondrial Disease, and chemicals debilitate her on a daily basis and can create havoc on her life. They both have learned and studied for decades the effects chemicals can have on your body and unfortunately, have first-hand experience.

We want to share with others what we have learned over the years of studying and researching how toxic chemicals may be affecting your health. Too many chemicals are in our surroundings and we have choices and alternatives available. We are constantly on the lookout for harmful ingredients that are lurking in our everyday products in the average household. We are very passionate about sharing this knowledge with others, who are often unaware of the widespread use of these toxic chemicals in our world.

If we can make a difference in one person’s life, we have made a difference. We have a store on Amazon that lists products that we either use or believe in. These products will change over time and we are always adding more. The Gurus Amazon Store. Click Here To Visit The Guru Store

Therese Forton-Barnes, aka “Tee”, Environmental Toxins Health Coach, and the “Head Guru”

Therese lives in her beloved hometown of Buffalo, New York with her husband Tom and Australian Labradoodle Murphy. After earning a degree from Ithaca College with a major in Business and a minor in Health Studies, she had a dream to open a Health food Super Market but Whole Foods beat her to the punch. Instead, she ended up having an event and wedding planning company called Events to a Tee and has planned over 700 events. But, since she graduated in 1985, she has always had a passion to help people eliminate toxic and harmful chemicals and live healthier lives.

Therese has now taken her expertise in business and event planning and combined it with her true passion: healthy, natural, non-toxic living. Therese brings over 50 years of hands-on, real-world experience in living a holistic, non-toxic lifestyle. She is also furthering her education and training all the time. She recently completed Lara Adlers Certificate course in Environmental Health. It is an advanced course that offers a deep education in environmental health along with personalized business coaching on integrating this topic into a health-based business. The course explores the history of the environmental health movement, from the turn of the last century up to modern-day public policy around toxins, exploration of industry front groups, epigenetics, toxicology, and detoxification protocols. She also studied the potential exposures we experience in and around our homes, from home construction, furniture, and carpeting, to bedding, personal care products, indoor air quality, basement, garage, and lawn care. Therese is in the last phase of getting her certificate from the International Association of Wellness Professionals(IAWP). The IAWP is home to health and wellness professionals and coaches across a wide variety of holistic modalities. The professional association is a network that provides ongoing training and support to wellness professionals who are committed to helping people live healthier and better lives. IAWP teaches that every individual is unique and has a variety of lifestyle factors. Therese is also a member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). ISIAQ was founded in 1992 by 109 international scientists and practitioners following the 5th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air ’90 (Toronto, 1990). It is an international, independent, multidisciplinary, scientific, non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the creation of healthy, comfortable, and productivity-encouraging indoor environments.

Besides living a healthy life, Therese loves to exercise, sip on organic wine, cook, walk her dog, go to the beach, listen to live music, plan parties, hang with her Dad, is an avid sports fan(especially the Buffalo Bills and Sabres) and loves to cruise in her 1971 Cutlass Supreme convertible.


Jamie Forton

Jamie also lives in Buffalo and is the mother of four wonderful children. She is an artist, poet, and colorist. Jamie does a lot of work for the Green Living Gurus, LLC behind the scenes. Not only is she very knowledgeable of the chemicals that lurk in our environment, but she also has to constantly be on the ‘lookout’ for anything that she comes in contact with due to her mitochondrial disorder, and autoimmune disease.

Mitochondria is responsible for creating most of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support organ function. When they fail, less energy is generated within the cell. Any chemical that she comes in contact with can affect her mitochondria and send her organs and body into a frenzy. Just walking by someone’s house that is using toxic laundry detergent or dryer sheets can affect her terribly. If in an UBER, that uses a plug-in air freshener, she can have a migraine for days. If she is even around someone that is wearing perfume she can get hives. She has to always be on the lookout and analyze every product that she uses or comes in contact with. Jamie is a lover of nature, walking the beach barefoot, kayaking, reading, writing, and being with her children.

Disclaimer: The content on this website is strictly the opinion of the Green Living Gurus and is for informational and educational purposes. It is not intended to act as medical advice or to substitute medical advice or adequate treatment from a qualified medical professional.

Hear What People Say About Tee’s Organics and The Green Living Gurus

Therese, Thank you for the impact that you’ve made on my life and changes you’ve helped me to make for a healthier lifestyle!!! I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what you’ve done to help me!!! Thank you!!!

Kathleen H.

Buffalo, NY

Your thorough analysis of my life and home, have helped me tremendously! I have made so many changes to my diet and lifestyle. I feel better and know that I am limiting the amount of chemicals I am allowing in our house. I am so grateful for your advice and knowledge.

Elizabeth C.


I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, and Therese spent one morning walking me through safer and healthier products for the kitchen, cleaning, personal products and little things I never considered like candles(not good!). She helped me change my thought process when shopping and it’s made a big impact. I really appreciate her knowledge, and care plus always being available for questions! Thanks Tee!

Odette S.

Denver, Colorado