We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Â Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.
Whatâ€™s On Our Veggies? Â
But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced? Â If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if â€“ like so many of us â€“ you tend to grab whatâ€™s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmerâ€™s market, then read on. Â
Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer …
In a recent blog, we looked at the dangers of using chemical cleaners around the home and how Turbo water from your water ionizer can do the job just as well, without any toxic fumes. Â
What Kind of Spring-Cleaner Are You? Â
Many people like to carry out a spring clean at this time of year. Â For some, itâ€™s little more than bundling away winter coats and shoes; for others, it means systematically going through each room, carrying out a deep clean and throwing out or recycling whatever isnâ€™t nailed down (Hi, Mom!).
Tyent Spring-Cleaning Tips!
To get you into the spring-cleaning spirit, weâ€™ve dusted down and buffed up some …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2018 7:00 am
“Housework? Â It canâ€™t kill you, but why take the risk?”Â goes the fridge magnet/meme/Birthday card for your sister. Â
But within that little lol, is a grain of truth. Â Research just published in the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found that using chemical-laden cleaning products every day has a detrimental effect on lung health. Â If you use cleaning sprays regularly, then the impact can be the equivalent of smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day. Â
The Dangers of Chemical Cleaners
The research is pretty thorough, with scientists following 6000 test subjects over a 20-year period. Â The findings observe that the chemicals inhaled from …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently. Â
In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.
No More Plastic Imports to China
The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports. Â For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. Â Here, the large-scale …
Now, itâ€™s easy to think about the bottled water industry being right at the other end of any “Earth-friendly” scale, but some recent news is heartening and perhaps surprising. Â
On January 17, at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that it would be sponsoring the Keep America Beautiful initiative.Â
â€śWe stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholdersâ€”manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 19, 2017 12:45 pm
We hope that youâ€™ve been diligently practicing the first part of our very own Christmas Carol, The Twelve Days of a Tyent Christmas, just in time to impress friends and neighbors with your festive musical talents.
Without further ado, letâ€™s enjoy the final part of our carol!
On the Seventh Day of Christmas, My Water Ionizer Gave to Meâ€¦ a Useful Household Cleaner
Turbo water from your ionizer makes a fantastic, natural cleaning spray around the home.
On the Eighth Day of Christmas, My Water Ionizer Gave to Meâ€¦an Effective Natural Mouthwash
Â Acidic Turbo water makes a brilliant mouthwash that helps to keep bacteria at bay.
Â On the Ninth Day of Christmas, My Water Ionizer Gave to Meâ€¦a
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 28, 2017 7:00 am
November 15 marked America Recycles Day, a joint initiative with Keep America Beautiful. Â Â Tens of thousands of people made a commitment to recycling and hundreds of events are taking place over the coming month to support this awesome cause. Â
Make a Pledge to the Planet
Interested in joining in? Â Why not make the America Recycles pledge to:
Learn. Â Â I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
Act. Â Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
Share. Â In the next month, I will encourage one family member or
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 9, 2017 12:00 pm
The Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean is almost 7 miles deep. Â Its perpetually black depths are commonly referred to as the most remote place on the entire planet. Â Extraordinary creatures survive in the dark with water pressure of eight tons per square inch. Â But something else has been discovered in this inaccessible ocean trench. Â Astonishing levels of man-made pollution, along with plastic bags and soda cans. Â
Plastics on the Menu
Weâ€™re steadily choking our planet with plastic, according to recent research. Â Up to 13 million tons of plastic finds it way into our oceans every single year, where it can then be ingested by wildlife. Â Of course, …
It hasnâ€™t been a great couple of months to be in the soda industry.Â On 20th April this year a report was published by the America Stroke Association that appeared to draw a link between the consumption of artificially sweetened “diet” soda and the risk of suffering a stroke or dementia.Â A further report from Beverage Marketing Corps pointed to the fact that Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda.
Coca-Cola responded by announcing job cuts and a new CEO who, it is believed, will try to steer the mighty company towards “healthier drinks” that have more appeal for todayâ€™s consumer.
Fresh, clean laundry makes me happy.Â Gathering it from the line outside, or pulling it from the dryer feels great. Â Iâ€™ll happily outsource most household chores given half the chance, but the laundry I keep for myself.
Wash Day Blues?
So given this love affair with clean laundry, I was pretty horrified to realize that so many of the products we use to make our clothes and bedding feel wonderful are actually really, really bad for us.