If you're in the Wichita, Kansas area, you can find them at Green Acres, or you can save some money and go to an Asian store to buy them. Finally, you can even make one of my personal favorites, good old fashioned, home-made lemonade. Click here for the recipe. Cheers!facebook page. In Love and Gratitude, Jodi
Archive for September 30, 2013
These symptoms are often very subtle and may not be recognized by the medical community as a clinical effect.Toxipedia reports that "Pesticide exposure can cause a range of neurological health effects such as memory loss, loss of coordination, reduced speed of response to stimuli, reduced visual ability, altered or uncontrollable mood and general behavior, and reduced motor skills. These symptoms are often very subtle and may not be recognized by the medical community as a clinical effect. Other possible health effects include asthma, allergies, and hypersensitivity, and pesticide exposure is also linked with cancer, hormone disruption, and problems with reproduction and fetal development". How many neurologists, eye doctors, or psychologists ask their patients if they eat conventional or organic foods? How many doctors consider this as a root cause? How many doctors advise their patients to remove pesticide-ridden food from their diet tosee if there is any improvement? WHAT CAN WE DO? It is better to eat fruits and vegetables, even with pesticide residue, than to not eat vegetables and fruit at all. While we may not be able to fully eliminate the pesticides in our food, there are many steps we can take to reduce our exposure. Use the following tips and techniques to limit your exposure to pesticides: Clean Fifteen/Dirty Dozen Each year Environmental Working Group publishes two lists to aid in the selection of produce. The 'Dirty Dozen' list tells which foods are most contaminated with pesticides. The 'Clean Fifteen' list shares the opposite; which foods are least contaminated. Each year the lists change. Search for these titles followed by the current year for the most current list, or, follow this link. Wash Your Produce Wash your produce thoroughly, even your organic produce, with any of these pesticide rinse recipes. Experts recommend rinsing in running water as opposed to dunking in a tub of water. Use a scrubber for produce with firmer skin, like carrots, potatoes and squash. If possible, dry your produce with a clean cloth or paper towel. Rinse 1: Soak your vegetables in a solution of 10% white vinegar* to 90% water (i.e.: one cup vinegar to nine cups water) and let it soak briefly, then swish it around and rinse well. This is not recommended for fragile fruits like raspberries; mine actually fell apart! *Proper vinegars should have on the label that they are made from distilled grain alcohol or other similar language indicating natural products from distilling. Avoid 20% vinegar. Rinse 2: In India, studies show that a solution of Tamarind (at least 20mg) and Vinegar were effective in removing the pesticide residue, up to 95%. The study said the vegetables should be dipped in the tamarind-vinegar water for 15 minutes. Rinse 3: Mix one teaspoon of sea salt per one cup of water, let produce soak briefly, then swish it around and rinse well. Liquid dish soap and bleach are not recommend for washing your fruits and vegetables. These chemicals can get trapped in the pores of produce, becoming difficult to rinse off, there-by adding residues to your produce. NOTE: Don't believe your food has pesticide residue? Take this test and see for yourself: 1. Buy one large bunch of organic grapes and one large bunch of conventional grapes. 2. Place each bunch in a large bowl or pan. 3. Squirt dishwashing detergent in each bowl/pan and swish it around, mixing thoroughly for one minute. 4. Carefully watch the water for evidence of pesticide residue. Grow Your Own Food The most sure-fire way to know for certain what's in your food, is to grow your own. Buy From Your Local Farmer's Market If growing your own food is not an option, consider buying from your local Farmer's Market. Local growers often use less pesticides and are more likely to grow organically. Locally grown food is healthier. In fact, many believe that eating locally grown non-organic is healthier than eating organic that's been shipped in from another location, as long as it's been cleaned properly. Buy Organic Contrary to popular belief, organic does not mean 'pesticide free'. However, pesticides used in organic produce are derived from natural sources, as opposed to being manufactured synthetically. Also, most organic farmers employ techniques such as insect traps, disease-resistant crop selection, predator insects and beneficial microorganisms. Peel Your Food & Discard Outer Layers Discard the outer layer of leafy greens and, if you can not grow your own or buy organic, you can always peel the food to strip the outer layer that is believed to holds a higher concentration of the pesticide. Ferment Your Food Studies now show that the act of fermentation degrades the pesticide in the food. In one study, the insecticide degraded at a rapid pace until day three, and by day nine, the chemical had degraded completely. Researchers identified four strains of lactic acid bacteria that were responsible for this effect. Eat a Variety Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables will minimize the potential of exposing yourself (and getting an over-exposure) to one specific pesticide. Trim the Fat Pesticide residue will accumulate in the fats of fish, poultry and other meats. Trimming the fat will reduce your exposure to these chemicals. If this page has inspired or helped you in any way please subscribe, share, comment, and like my facebook page. Love to you! Jodi Source(s) ewg.org toxipedia.org World Health Organization National Pesticide Information Center Health.howstuffworks.com Mercola.com articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com npic.orst.edu
- looking younger
- sleeping better
- feeling refreshed and energized
- minimizing of health issues, especially spine-related issues
- feeling relief from joint problems
- reducing pain previously experienced
- acquiring enhanced memory
- having arthritis relief
- experiencing weight loss
- having improved vision
- becoming more youthful instead of aging
- experiencing greatly improved physical strength, endurance & vigor
- having improved emotional and mental health
- feeling an enhanced sense of well-being and harmony
- having a very high overall level of energy"
Through the animals - seriously folks, I can't make this stuff up lol! There are too many miracles here to deny it. How many perfectly shaped heart rocks have you seen in your life time? How many animals with hearts? Aside from the two pics of me kneeling by the calve, these are all different animals that have crossed my path! Even the calf that looks the same on the second row.. notice one has white legs and the other doesn't.
It expresses through food; a 'Good Morning' message from the divine in your breakfast fruit salad, a treat given to you from a friend, the shape of freshly delivered pizza, or even a left over crumb (Note: These fruit salad pictures were taken on separate occasions):
Through trees and leaves, through the way the grass grows, through the asphalt and other nature bits:
But how do I know it's the divine? Well, stay tuned for that story. However, I will share this: I was walking down the street discussing this with a friend. Suddenly he stopped in amazement. I asked him what was going on. He said he asked God, "if this is real, then show me a heart". He then looked down and there was a heart on the sidewalk right by his foot! It looked like an oil stain of some sort, or perhaps something wet on the cement. Later, I went back to take a picture of this heart - and it was gone. True story! Life is full of miracles (if you remain open to them)!! Check out today's Soulystic Suggestion below and open yourself to God's miracles today.
♥ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SOULYSTIC SUGGESTION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ♥ Ask your divine to open your eyes to be able to see the signs He is sending to you. Ask Him to let you know that He is with you at all times, and that you are not alone <3 Marvel at the miracles that unfold next.
If you catch the GLB (God's Love Bug), please share your photos with me on my Soulystic Living Facebook page! Too many people feel isolated and alone these days, let's get this message out to the world!! ♥ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ♥
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