Category Archives: ORGANIC HEALTH & HOME

Vacuum the Carpet, It’s Clean. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Vacuum the Carpet, It’s Clean.

It may look really clean after you vacuum, but some grime really stays deep down. There can also be living dust mites living in the carpet.

So a quick tip to get that stuff out of the rug and out of your home, is sprinkle the carpet with some cornstarch.

The cornstarch will kill the dust mites and loosen deep down dirt. Suck it up with the vacuum and now the carpet is fresh.

Add a little bit of essential oil to a bag with the cornstarch to make the powder fragrant.

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Cleaning Mini Blinds. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: Cleaning Mini Blinds.

Cleaning mini blinds are a pain to clean. Taking them down, finding the right cleaner to put on them and then, finding the scrub brush to get them clean.

Well, with an occasional wipe down over the weeks, you may only have to pull them down once or twice a year, especially in areas where the can collect a lot of grease and stickiness.

Put the blinds in the tub and spray with that famous spray bubble cleaner, let them sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, just rinse.

It really eats away at the grime without hurting the blinds.

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Trigger Your Pallet by Eating in Season. Tips on Triggers:

Tips on Triggers: Trigger Your Pallet by Eating in Season.

 

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There are so many reasons why buying seasonal foods are the way to go. Not only are seasonal ingredients fresher and cheaper to buy, but they’re loaded with more nutrients and packed with far more flavor, then when out of season.

During the summer months, fruits like strawberries are in
season – you’ll find they are far more juicy and sweet in the summer
because they arrive at the market freshly picked, and haven’t been flown in from another country.

In the winter, root veggies are in season, like carrots, parsnips and radishes, making them perfect for adding to stews or casseroles and enjoy indulging during a cozy night in with your special significant, where you might like to watch movies or play at binguez in front of the fire.

If you’re a keen cook and a foodie, then you’re sure to be interested in finding out which foods are in season right now. Let’s discover which ingredients are in season during the spring!

Lamb: Of course, it goes without saying that lamb is in season during the spring.The meat is far juicier, darker in color and moist during the spring, perfect for roasting on the BBQ or making into a lamb curry.

Salmon: There’s plenty of salmon about during the spring which is ideal if you’re watching your figure. It is a very healthy fish which is packed with omega 3 fatty acids as well as anti-oxidants and nutrients. It is aversatile fish which can be cooked a variety of different ways; for something different why not try Teriyaki salmon with noodles or even try making salmon en croute?

Prawns: There’s nothing more satisfying than biting into a juicy, fat, king prawn. Spring is the time to buy prawns – you can toss them into a salad, mix them into a paella or include them in a spicy prawn curry. No wonder prawns are one of the most popular types of seafood about.

Lettuce recipes: Lettuce is at its best during the spring, The leaves are crisper and crunchier, perfect for including in a chicken Caesar salad with or even making a delicious side salad with. Lettuce is loaded with anti-oxidants and goes with just about anything. There are so many different types of lettuce, from iceberg lettuce to cos lettuce, making it a very versatile ingredient.

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Cleaning the Coffee Pot. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Cleaning the Coffee Pot.

Some may say it’s unnecessary to clean the coffee pot or the new coffee maker that makes one cup at a time. The truth is, like anything else in your kitchen; it should be clean at least a few times a year.

The easiest way to clean the coffee markers are with vinegar. Run a cycle with a vinegar and water mix. This will sanitize the full machine. Once it runs through, be sure to discard the vinegar water mix and rerun the maker twice with clean water, before using again.

The same idea can be used to clean tea pots as well.

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Detox Heavy Metals from your Body.

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Detox Heavy Metals from your Body.

Heavy metal exposure can happen over time just from the foods we eat and how they were prepared. Cookware can cause a build up in our systems over time. The symptoms heavy metals can cause is

  • Fatigue
  • Digestive distress, and reduced ability to properly assimilate and utilize fats
  • Aching joints
  • Depression
  • Impaired blood sugar regulation
  • Female reproductive problems such as menstrual difficulties,
    infertility, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension
    and premature birth

 

If you find yourself having any problems, consult your doctor.

A natural detox for Heavy metals is drinking cilantro tea, as a daily regimen. Not everyone enjoys the flavor of cilantro, but it’s recommended, if you are using fresh herbs to make the tea; crush the herb before putting it in the boiling water. This process will reduce the strong flavor. Remember to let the herbs steep for 10 minutes before drinking to receive all the proper nutrients. Add sugar or honey if desired.

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Cotton Swabs for your Ears. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Cotton Swabs for your Ears.

The reason this becomes a Stupid Tip of the Day, is because the cotton swabs may feel good cleaning out your ears, yet, it has been a huge debate on ear health for years.

The ears have a natural cleaning system, where sometimes they do need a little help from over the counter products. But, Doctors say, that using these cotton swabs, can push more back into the ear than, get out. After you’ve pushed wax back into the ear repeatedly; it builds up to a larger mass that clogs the canal and can cause major damage.

So, if the ear is clogged or has water swishing around, instead of using a cotton swab, try to use gravity and heat.

Turn your head; clog side down. Gently, use a hair dryer on a low setting, around the ear, see if that helps. A great way to loosen a was clog, is by using a heating pad. Which, I think is great for sinuses, but also has a thinning ability to thick wax and mucus. Lay down with the clog side on the heating pad, and let your ears open up. Watch the level of the heating pad, so you don’t burn yourself.

If you still have issues with clogs and water, contact your doctor for more options and to make sure the ears are in good working condition.

Cotton swabs have many good uses, but, maybe not the best for the ears, is still a good question.

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De-Fog the Mirror after the Shower. Quickie:

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Quickie: De-Fog the Mirror after the Shower.

The steam of the shower can fog up the whole bathroom, including the mirror. Not letting the steam stay built up in the bathroom once you finished cleansing is important, so turning on the exhaust fan or opening doors will help clear and dry the room out.

But, if you are in a hurry to use the mirror, a quick tip to defog the mirror quickly is use a hair dryer. A hair dyer will cut down the time from minutes to seconds, so you can see a clear reflection again.

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Relieve Nasal Congestion. Tips on Triggers:

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Tips on Triggers: Relieve Nasal Congestion.

So if your nose is stuffy, pressing along each side of the nose helps as well as massaging the head. But, here is a good spot that is not thought of. Apply pressure on both sides of the chin. Press with a comfortable amount of pressure and hold for and minute or so, to help clear the passageways.

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Just Because You’re on a Diet, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Look at the Menu. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Just Because You’re on a Diet, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Look at the Menu.

This is the stupidest tip, I’ve ever heard, Those that give this tip, should be slapped. And those that follow it, should be tied down and slapped harder. (Hitting is never appropriate; I know) If you haven’t noticed, the obesity and divorce rates are at and all time high, thanks to a tip like this, being used literally and metaphorically.

Have you ever heard of this situation… Even if the wealthiest man, believes he is deprived, he will commit actions, to self sabotage all that he has, and end up miserable. Yet, a poor man, who is grateful for all that he has, will receive more that is satisfying, and find happiness in his life.

I’m going to keep this simple, because the truth really is this simple. Don’t look. The truth is, be satisfied with what you have, providing you with health and happiness.

The foods you’re eating on a specific diet, are keeping you healthy and probably helping you lose or maintain a goal weight and seeing those results, will make you happy.

If the person you are in a relationship with, is probably, most of the time, making you happy; And staying faithful, that is keeping you healthy. See, Sex as a Fountain of Youth?

If either, your diet or relationship has become dull; spice it up, with what you’ve already got.

The only thing that comes from looking at menus, that you shouldn’t be looking at, is, seeing something that may look good, building it in your mind that you have to have it, getting it, but it’s never as good, as you’d expect. All that it is going to do, is bring you is an unhealthy, upset stomach, that will make you very unhappy and very sick, in the long run. Stick to your own menu, you’ll be grateful and appreciate yourself, that you did.

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Make Spreadable Chocolate.

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Make Spreadable Chocolate.

Whether you are wanting to be romantic or have a family fun project, there’s always a joy when it comes to chocolate. Chocolate dipped strawberries, pretzels or anything dipped in chocolate, makes a special occasion, out of an evening. But, the prep time can be messy and long. So, why not make it easy on yourself and make a spreadable chocolate, that you can go back to enjoying, time and time again, so you don’t over indulge in one sitting. Because, chocolate had many helpful properties, but too much, can just leave a person feeling sick.

Get the left over chocolates from the holiday, or a big bag of chocolate chips or your just a favorite bag of chocolate. Put into a sauce pan. Add a 1/2 cup cooking oil, whichever oil you prefer is fine, since different oils have certain tastes to them.

Turn on the heat and stir continuously, until the chocolate is melted. remove from heat into a glass or metal bowl, dip now to cover or let cool to use as a spread. To store, use a container with a lid to store for freshness. Refrigeration is not necessary. Chocolate made need to be microwaved for 25-30 seconds to soften, after a couple days of sitting out or after being in the refrigerator. Shelf life depends upon storage and room temp. Ours never last more than a few days because it gets eaten. But, be sure to discard, if the chocolate has a whitish look or oil separates from chocolate.

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