The Savvy Path

    Cheryl Durr Patry

    Cheryl Durr Patry
    Co-founder and past president of Medfield Green. Currently, serving as the Community Legislative Liaison for Safer Chemicals at Medfield Green. Active Board Member with Alliance For a Healthy Tomorrow by helping with lobbying and community outreach on laws and policies that result in the phase out of toxic chemicals in consumer products and replace them with safer alternatives. Love to learn, research and educate how to live healthier and lighter on the planet, passionate about exercise and nutrition, mom of four unbelievable kids.

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    Meet Cheryl: Heart Disease to Passionate Advocate

    It started watching my Dad live with a severe genetic heart condition.... 

    As a kid, I didn't understand it but I knew something was wrong when life started to change.  As a family we were fairly healthy - we ate wheat germ, liver, spoonfuls of molasses, and took Vitamin E gel capsules.  Processed food was never in our house, but if my dad snuck out and purchased a bag of Fritos or box of Captain Crunch it was gone within an hour.  It was not beneath me to hide a box of sugary cereal because I knew with five siblings it would quickly become everyone's snack for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    Fragrance Sensitivities: Is it You or the Workplace?

    Navigating and creating a work space

    Do you get dizzy or get severe headaches when sitting next to co-worker doused with perfume?  Do you find it hard to breath or feel nauseous when passing by a department store perfume counter? Do you feel like someone has you in a choke hold which leads to coughing with certain air fresheners, deodorizers or laundry detergents?

    Many Americans suffer from fragrance sensitivities from toiletries, cosmetics, air fresheners, cleaning products and pesticides which can trigger chemical insensitivities and result in a severe or life threatening health risks.  Fragrance sensitivities can profoundly impact production at the workplace and this is a real condition that permeates all aspects of life. 

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