Why Coffee Beans?
Anyone who knows me, knows that I use coffee beans to remove unwanted odors from everything—plastics, new car interiors, fragrances, etc. They are everyone in my environment! I recommend that you carry them with you—in a glass jar—when you travel to cleanse your olfactory nerve after an exposure to unwanted fragrances or chemicals. They can also help clear your sinuses and restore mental clarity by sniffing them.
Coffee Beans make great room fresheners scattered throughout your home in beautiful bowls!
EWG's 2017 Dirty Dozen
For the Dirty Dozen list, EWG singled out produce with the highest loads of pesticide residues. This year the list includes, in order, strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, celery, grapes, pears, cherries, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers and potatoes.
Each of these foods tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce. Pears and potatoes were new additions to the Dirty Dozen, displacing cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from last year's list.
- More than 98 percent of samples of strawberries, spinach, peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples tested positive for residue of at least one pesticide.
- A single sample of strawberries showed 20 different pesticides.
- Spinach samples had, on average, twice as much pesticide residue by weight than any other crop.
The Shocking Truth About Air Fresheners
Air fresheners are hazardous to your health and come in many forms such as aerosol sprays, scented or aromatherapy candles, fragrance impregnated gels, plug-in deodorizers, atomizers, wick and reed diffusers and many more.
Health Risks from Fabric Softeners
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) are mainly synthetic chemicals that have been developed because of their useful properties in many common products including plastics, pesticides and herbicides, personal care products, household cleaning products and flame retardants. Secondary, and often unanticipated, properties of these chemicals include their dispersal into our soil, dust, air and water resources, and their subsequent uptake into wildlife and human bodies where they exert effects that disrupt the delicate balance of the endocrine (hormonal) system. EDCs can mimic, antagonize, or otherwise disrupt particular hormonal pathways, altering the balance of cellular responses. When these exposures occur during early (especially fetal) development, consequences can be severe, increasing the probability of later negative health outcomes including cancers, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic disorders, asthma and immune disorders.
Easy Steps to a Safer Pregnancy - An e-book resource for moms on easy steps they can take to reduce exposure to chemical toxins during pregnancy. (72.3MB Be patient while it downloads ... it's worth the wait!)
Easy Steps to a Safer Pregnancy Brochure - PDF (1.6MB)
Dietary Tips for Nursing Mothers
Breakfast Protein Planner
Lemon Water Early A.M. Cleanser
The Perfect Mattress Topper for Fibromyalgia
Do you have a bed full of pillows that you use as "kick-stands" in search of relief from those painful pressure points? If you suffer from fibromyalgia pain, you understand the discomfort and exhaustion associated with trying to sleep! Here is a solution that I think will change your world!
PlushBeds.com sells a NON-TOXIC (it really is odor free!) natural latex topper with an optional organic cotton cover that delivers restful slumber. Order according to the specs in the photo shown on left.
It's so good, you will wonder why you waited so long!
Cilantro Will Help Mobilize Mercury for Detoxification*
Cilantro also know as coriander, is very polarizing—people love it or loathe it! Cilantro often tastes like soap to persons with a genetic variant. The dislike of this herb has been traced to genes encoding odor and taste receptors. If you detest it, you'll have to skip it. Although, if you are not truly allergic, you could try it in capsules or you could put the extract on your wrists and absorb through it your skin.
Feng Shui: The Ancient Art of Placement
FENG SHUI balances the flow of nature’s rhythms (chi) in our homes, work places, and lives.
Each detail may affect receiving positive or negative life energies: shape, position, spirit, color,
smell, sound, flow. Stand in the doorway and survey your NINE LIFE AREAS. Note clutter,
emptiness, blocks. Is chi flowing? First solution is to unblock doors, let in good energy.
Second: stop runaway energy in halls and rooms. Open life areas for good “vibes” (chi).
CURES TO CREATE FLOW: crystals, bamboo flutes, ribbons, beads, mobiles, fountains, mirrors, chimes, color, symbolic suggestions.
Food as Medicine
See 1/15 slideshow on WebMD on How Nasal Irrigation Works.