Whether you love or loathe spring cleaning, for most of us, it’s part of the calendar.
It might mean having a cursory declutter and paying annual attention to neglected areas like the back of the microwave (raises hand), or a full-scale, edge-to-edge deep clean. Whichever kind of spring cleaner you are, the spring-cleaning season is upon us, so let’s go!
The Best Thing About Spring Cleaning? The Result!
What’s awesome about spring cleaning is the end result. A fresh, sparkling home that’s fragrant and a joy to dwell in. Every time you start flagging, keep that thought in mind!
But there’s a downside to all that cleaning. No, not the elbow grease – the chemicals. Think about all …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 17, 2023 4:00 pm
In October last year, research scientists in Italy made the shocking discovery that microplastics are passed from mother to baby in breastmilk. The same team found microplastics in human placentas during research in 2020.
34 test subjects were monitored and microplastics were identified in 75% of the breastfeeding mothers’ milk.
Microplastics & Your Body
We should perhaps not be surprised, as gloomy as the news is. After all, microplastics are everywhere – in the air, our food and packaged drinks. In separate research, microplastics were found in human blood, which means that they are being transported around the human body and organs 24/7.
Your body does not expel all microplastics. It’s too soon to be able to …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2023 2:42 pm
Are you doing Frugal February? For anyone not yet on board, Frugal February is exactly what you need after the expense and indulgence of the holiday season! It’s time to start saving money, instead of splurging!
Here’s Frugal February in a nutshell:
February is the shortest month, which makes it easier to succeed with!
Try to go no-spend, or at least low-spend for the duration of the month
Any spending should only be on essential items
Play board games, batch cook, take up crafting or a ‘free’ sport such as running
Make homemade toiletries!
Experiment with altering clothes for a better fit or new look
Tot up your savings as you go – it’s motivating to see your
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 10, 2021 12:07 pm
Do you love cooking? Get a thrill from spending time in the kitchen creating new and exciting flavors? We hear you, and we share the passion for fabulous cuisine! And guess what? Every day, more and more foodies and food lovers are discovering how alkaline water from a water ionizer can take your cooking to the next level!
Ah…low-carb dieting, how do I practice thee? Let me count the ways.
Yep, low-carbing in its various guises has been the phrase on millions of dieter’s lips ever since Dr. Atkins first told us that we could eat cheese, bacon and cream to our hearts’ content and still lose weight.
Low-carb weight management has come on a lot since then, so what’s the current carb-free low down?
In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has preferred a relatively nonchalant approach to the carcinogenic chemical that’s present in food containers and drink bottles across the country, declining to upgrade the risk in line with scientists’ concerns.
Experts in the field have long felt the FDA’s position has jarred with the more cautionary scientific view.
“The stance the FDA’s had for a number of years is probably narrow-sighted.” – Christopher Kassotis, University of Missouri
For many people, 2020 is the Big One. It’s the start of a new decade and all of those promises that we keep making to ourselves about being healthier? This is the year that we get it done.
2020: The Year of the Hydrogen Water Ionizer
Maybe it’s the incoming new decade, but a growing consciousness about our health and the constant worry that tap water just isn’t good for us anymore, that’s prompted many people to make 2020 the year they buy a water ionizer.
There’s something a bit existential about the New Year. It prompts us to look back at what has passed, and then firmly look forward …