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Sisters, Therese & Jamie of the Green Living Gurus

The Green Living Gurus

The Green Living Gurus are promoters of healthy living and an organic non-toxic lifestyle. Our mission is to create awareness of toxins that lurk in your everyday living environments and to recommend alternative products that are not only safer but healthier for your family, pets and the earth.

After hearing of so many friends and acquaintances developing cancer and other illnesses, we wanted to share with others what we have learned over the years of studying and researching and how toxic chemicals may be affecting your health. Too many chemicals are in our surroundings and we have choices to make that will eliminate them as best we can from products and habits that we chose.

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 wide spread 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 list 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” 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 founded Events 2 A Tee, an event planning business that has operated in the WNY area for more than 35 years. Among her vast client base, Therese has built long-standing relationships with numerous companies, charities, professional athletes, sport broadcasters, Hollywood actors, and celebrities alike. She has also incorporated her knowledge of ‘Green Living’ into all the events that she has planned.

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 40 years of hands on, real world experience in living a holistic, non-toxic lifestyle. She is also furthering her education and training with 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. As a IAWP Wellness Coach I am trained to understand all of these lifestyle factors affect a person’s well-being and I help clients find the right foods and lifestyle choices for their unique makeup. 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. Therese is a Health and Wellness Coach with a specialty in Indoor Air.

Beside 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 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 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 someones 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.

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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.

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