Complete guide to ridding your home of harmful chemicals to protect yourself and your family and friends.
Many of us are aware that what we eat is a key to enabling our bodies to function optimally in many intricate ways. We know the importance of fruits and vegetables in our diet, avoiding processed foods, choosing organic alternatives and reading the labels in search of only pure ingredients in literally everything we purchase—whether it’s for consumption, application on our bodies or even the tools and products we use in our everyday tasks.
A great way I have adopted to maintain my family’s health and ensure our food tastes marvelous is to prepare many of our meals using stainless steel pressure cookers (rather than Teflon, aluminum, or nonstick cookware, all of which harms our internal organs and our environment).
There are so many advantages to pressure cookers, yet they remain a mystery to many. To start with, since food is cooked quickly with pressure, more vitamins and minerals are maintained, and meats are far more tender. The flavors blend much more quickly in a pressure cooker, so the taste is superb as soon as you cook it—no need to wait overnight for spices and flavors to blend.
The best bonus for busy cooks is that a meal that takes 90 minutes or 2 hours to prepare the standard way can be ready in only 20 or 30 minutes (including only 10 minutes of cooking)! Imagine how much healthier your family can eat on a regular basis if your meals are that quick to prepare!
You can cook almost any type of food in a pressure cooker: meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, rice, sauces, soups, stews, deserts and more. And truthfully, anyone can cook gourmet with easy, free recipes from the Internet! Check here for the best stainless steel pressure cookers at great prices!
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How large is the market for feminine hygiene products and what does it mean to Mother Earth? According to Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the 2015 global market projection for tampons alone is $2.6 billion. At an average unit price of 20 cents, that’s 13 billion tampons each year, plus their packaging and applicators, that end up in the world’s overburdened landfills and in sewage treatment plants—many ultimately in our oceans and rivers where they are harmful to plants and animals.
With so many clean air purifiers on the market, it can be hard to determine which one is the best for your home. Every manufacturer claims that their units are the best, that they use the best technology, or that their competitors’ units simply don’t work. With so many competing claims circulating, how can you make a truly informed decision?
That’s the question I had years ago when I went searching for the best clean air purifier for my home. Eventually I settled on the Blueair units because of their high ratings, the technology they used, the features offered, their third-party accreditation, and their solid company record.
In an attempt to help other people make the most of their clean air purifier investment and achieve the best results, I want to explain how I arrived at my decision.
One thing I realized right away was that no single air purification technology was the best but it’s important to find the right technology for your application. Air purifiers use a variety of technologies to purify indoor air, including High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, ionizing purifiers, and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, just to name a few.
By canning yourself, you can avoid the BPA that lines the inside of the cans by using glass jars, and you can eliminate all traces of sugars, chemicals and other undesirable ingredients the larger companies introduce into their canned goods.
It’s no wonder. Laundry detergent labels are some of the most difficult to decipher, given their hidden ingredients. And since many are known biohazards, replacing this single item will go a long way toward reducing your exposure to carcinogens, not to mention protecting our rivers, streams and oceans.
I have found the most natural USDA-certified organic detergent and fabric softener possible—combined. It’s made from the shell of a berry. It’s commonly called soap nuts.
Women have used soap nuts to clean their laundry by hand at the river for generations because it really works. The saponin in the shells, which is what forms the soapy lather, is also antimicrobial, antifungal, odor-reducing and gentle. (more…)