Every day, we’re constantly exposed to many harmful toxins. These toxins can be chemical, biological, physical or radiation, but one thing is certain; all of them are significantly detrimental to your health.

Yes, our bodies generally do a good job at removing these toxins naturally, but what if your body simply can’t work as it’s intended?

Personal ‘detox’ products such as dietary supplements have become a prolific industry addressing these very concerns. However, many people are still unaware of the role that their homes play in toxifying the body.

 Sick building syndrome is an illness caused by prolonged exposure to an unsanitary building. It’s a common health concern worldwide and the often result of buildings being riddled with harmful toxins.

For your house to truly be a valuable asset, it needs to help you maintain optimum physical, mental health and overall well-being. Reducing toxins in the home will go a long way to doing just that.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West.

After all, we know our bodies and health are our most important assets, and as our home is the most important asset we can buy, shouldn’t we improve our quality of living where possible?

Here are some ways you can improve the health and well-being benefits of your home:


Ergonomics is the science of structuring a building or system in a way that fits the people who are in them and maximising comfort.

While it is a relatively new scientific discipline, having only been studied from the mid-20th century, it is based on the research of older, established sciences. These include:

  • Anthropometry: The study of the measurements and proportions of the human body, and it’s variation among populations.
  • Biomechanics: the study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living things.
  • Environmental physics: The measurement and analysis of interactions between organisms and their environment.
  • Applied psychology: The use of psychological principles to solve behavioural problems such as those relating to skill, learning, errors, and differences in behaviour among people.
  • Social psychology: The branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, including their origins and effects on individuals. This involves studying groups, communication, learning, behaviours.

As you can see from just this small sample of a diverse range of scientific disciplines, ergonomics draws on many different origins to map out our ideal state of comfort.

Biophilic design is an example of looking to nature for ergonomic inspiration for creating living and working spaces that people are naturally drawn to and comfortable in. Biophilic design principles are drawn from the notion that humans have an innate desire to be in and around nature. Hence, biophilic builders in Melbourne have taken to incorporating natural elements and processes that mimic nature which has proven to have astoundingly positive effects on the health and well-being of those who live in these homes.

There are many improvements you can make to your home to make it more ergonomic, with ergonomic furniture now widely available at all different price points. If you’re looking for custom home builders in Melbourne to build your house with ergonomics in mind, contact us and we’ll talk you through the perfect house to suit your own unique needs.

Pyramid Power

Pyramid power has been an established new-age phenomenon since the 1930s when the pyramid shape was found to create energy forces that account for seemingly inexplicable effects in the natural world. Among some of these are:

  • The preservation of food
  • The sharpening of objects
  • Improving general health and well-being

Since then, pyramid structures have become a state-of-the-art relaxation and healing experience.

In order to harness the benefits of pyramid power in the home, try building pyramid structures using curtain material, applying the Fibonacci series for maximum effect.

Faraday Cage & EMR Blockers

With technology everywhere these days, there have been numerous reports of the increase in electromagnetic radiation being detrimental to people’s health and significantly increasing the risk of many life-threatening health conditions. Since avoiding technology completely is not a practical option in this day and age, there are electromagnetic radiation blocking devices you can use to help block the harmful radiation from doing harm to your body.

One such device is the Faraday cage, a mesh of conductive material that acts as a shield to emitted electromagnetic radiation. There are many products that block electromagnetic radiation such as phone and laptop cases, headphones and even clothes. 

Rife Frequencies

On the other end of the frequency scale to the harmful electromagnetic frequencies are Rife Frequencies. In the 1930s, Dr Royal Raymond Rife invented a frequency generator that was found to vastly improve the health of those exposed to audio or radio waves generated by the machine.

Rife frequency generator machines are available for purchase from as low as $25 all the way up to thousands of dollars, all depending on the amount of power capacity the specific model has.

Water filters

Melbourne’s water supply has a lot of chemicals added to it, including:

  • Chlorine: Disinfects the water, reducing the risk of waterborne diseases such as gastro.
  • Fluoride: Added to the water at the suggestion of dental health experts, it has been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

While chlorine does its job at keeping our drinking water safe from other harmful additives, such a powerful disinfectant is not as good for our bodies. All you need as proof of this is US President Donald Trump being ridiculed by health experts for suggesting injecting the disinfectant could be a cure for coronavirus.

As for fluoride, there have been many studies pointing to the chemical as doing more harm to our bodies than the good it does for our teeth. These can include thyroid problems, neurological issues and skin disorders such as acne.

Water filtration devices filter out these harmful chemicals so you can access pure drinking water. These can be as small as a bottle or jug with an inbuilt filter, or as large as a tank system that filters the water that comes through your plumbing system.

There are a number of ways you can improve health and well-being in your home and many won’t cost you very much at all. Having said that, for the best chance at becoming your healthiest, the best solution is to build a home that’s perfectly suited to your unique needs and lifestyle.

Affordable custom home builders in Melbourne, Green Edge are the specialists in high-end custom homes with a strong focus on sustainability, health and well-being. To see how our biophilic home builders can make your next abode healthier and happier, contact us today.