Free Radicals might sound like the kind of band name you and your buddy, that guy with the keyboard and the bad perm, might have chosen back in the 80â€™s. Â
Itâ€™s true to say that free radicals sound a lot cooler than they really are. Existing virtually everywhere in the modern world, free radicals are impossible to avoid. Â To labor the 80â€™s band theme again, like an aging rock star who has lived a wild and toxic life on the road: free radicals are unstable, slightly unhinged molecules trying to hook up with a nice, calming electron to stabilize them and settle down with.
Water is big news. Â Of course it is, itâ€™s a massive part of our lives. Â We depend on it for life itself and yet weâ€™re all guilty of wasting it from time to time. Â So how did we become so complacent …
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 January 25, 2018 12:00 pm
If youâ€™re among the just-over-half of the population who didnâ€™t make a New Year resolution, then by now you might fall into one of two camps. Â The first is being oblivious to the whole thing and simply getting on with life without the pressure/pleasure of a self-imposed goal to work towards.
The second camp includes those who look on with a touch of envy at the bright-eyed fervor of those winning at their resolutions. Â They have a goal. Â A “thing.” Something to help pass the long, decidedly un-festive January days. Â Dry January? Â Veganuary? Â Â At this stage of the month, if you havenâ€™t given something up, then you might be feeling …
Itâ€™s hereâ€¦that time of year when we look to our less healthy habits and try to quit them, or at least improve them where possible!
Letâ€™s Get This Detox Started!
One popular way of kick-starting a new, healthy approach is by detoxing. For some, detoxing is giving up one or two things â€“ alcohol for example â€“ and for others, itâ€™s about cleansing your system and heading into the New Year feeling refreshed and healthier.
While a few people favor an extreme approach to detoxing, for most of us, thatâ€™s not practical or desirable. Â Â Much more realistic is our simple, 3-point version that will enable you to …
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, …
No matter how itâ€™s dressed up or presented, successfully losing weight depends on eating the right things, in the right quantities for your body and level of physical activity. Â If you are consistently consuming more calories than you burn, then youâ€™re not going be dropping a dress size anytime soon.
Indulge and Still Lose Weight!
All very simple in theory, but itâ€™s harder in practice to eat “right” the whole time. Â Sometimes, a slice of pecan pie can reach places that a raw quinoa salad canâ€™t. Â
Wouldnâ€™t it be great if we could be disciplined for â€“ I donâ€™t know â€“ some of the time and allowed to indulge a little as …