Mold Without Toxic Chemicals
can grow anywhere there are damp conditions, from a windowsill
to a bathroom to a whole house. While the health effects of most
common molds are minimal, the chemicals we commonly use to remove
the unsightly growth can harm our health.
are pests in the house. In the home, common ants aren't harmful — but
they are a nuisance. There are many natural repellants that can
be used to discourage ants from kitchen counters, pantries and
other areas where food lures them in.
just six months, one pair of mice can eat more than four pounds
of food and deposit about 18,000 droppings. Food contaminated
by mice is about 10 times greater than what is eaten. Also, food
wasted by mouse nibbling is much more than what is eaten. Prevent
pets and children from being poisoned by using natural mice control.
Stress? Go Gardening!
its purest form, gardening is about connecting with the earth
and resetting our clocks to the simple, natural rhythms of life.
Try as we may, we can't really speed up a tomato plant and make
it grow by our timetable. We must adapt, and in doing so, gardening
offers us a gentle reminder about what's really important in life:
food, water, warmth, a bit of loving attention and some room to
Cleaner Air in Your Home
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concludes that indoor air
quality is one of the top five environmental health risks in the
United States today. They say indoor levels of pollutants can
be two to five times as high as outdoor levels and sometimes more.
Some problems of indoor pollution can be traced to energy efficiency,
according to the Texas Institute for the Indoor Environment at
the University of Texas. A tighter home is good for conserving
energy but bad in terms of air pollution.
Those Bug Bites with Easy Herbs
means insect bites and stings. Ouch! Take a leaf from Susun S.
Weed's storehouse of natural remedies: Soothe, heal and prevent
bites with safe herbal remedies that grow right where you live:
north or south, east or west, city or country. The best natural
remedies for insect bites are right underfoot.
You Should Go No ‘Poo
Almost three months ago, I was introduced to the
idea of no longer using shampoo. I was intrigued. After looking
into it somewhat, I figured I didn’t have anything to lose.
So I picked up some baking soda and apple cider vinegar and then
took the plunge. I love the results! There was an adjustment period
where I had to play around with the measurements a bit but I finally
got the hang of it. I have straight-as-a-board, baby-fine hair
that has never held a “do.” After “no ‘poo,”
I don’t even have to use styling products. I just blow dry
and go; my hair now keeps any style. It’s awesome!
Your Microwave Oven Safe?
Inside your microwave oven, an electron tube called
a magnetron produces the microwaves, which bounce around inside
the oven’s metal interior until they are absorbed by food.
The microwaves cause water molecules in the food to vibrate, producing
heat that cooks the food. Since the microwave energy is changed
to heat as soon as it is absorbed by food, it cannot make food
radioactive or “contaminated.”
more Time, Energy and Money!
Time, energy and money are chronically lacking
in parents’ lives. They are too tired because their children
keep them up at night, they are strapped for time between juggling
work and family, and they spend all their resources on their kids,
the house, the car and the mortgage. Everybody
has a dream. Whether you know it or not, at one time you dreamed
all the time. As children grow, their imaginations grow with them.
Then they become adults, and the reality of the world sets in.
Have you forgotten how to dream? Do you feel as if you have no
time to breath, much less make your dreams reality?
the buzz about raw foods?
Which is better: cooked food or raw? What is meant
by "raw food" and what is meant by "cooked food?" One
cannot simply say that raw is uncooked, for there are raw food "cookbooks." Nor
is cooking simply the application of heat through boiling, baking
or frying, as I soon discovered. Ripening itself is one form
of natural cooking; others are described later.
on the Move
put, walking meditation is meditating while in motion. It might
be a good option if you have a hard time staying focused, tend
to get antsy from sitting still or have little ones who like to
keep on the move.
Quick Tips to Save the Planet and Your Health
of the common, everyday chemicals in your home can contribute
to not only harming the environment but your health as well. Symptoms
such as headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances, anxiety, depression,
nervousness, fatigue, irritability, inability to concentrate,
hyperactivity, joint and muscle pain and many more can be the
result of these chemicals.
your household cleaners doing more harm than good?
These are important reasons for doing what we do each day -- but
what if all that we're doing is actually causing more harm than
The Air In Your Home With House Plants
Science is now catching up with what gardeners
have known for decades -- that is, growing plants can relieve
stress while helping to clean the environment. Gardening has become
the number one leisure activity in the United States and Canada,
surpassing even sports. A growing body of research shows that
cultivating plants indoors and outdoors may be the best medicine
available for improving mental and physical well-being at any