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5 Hidden Dangers in Your Home: : A family looks happy in their healthy and clean home. Click here for more Resources Fighting these five toxins is a great start to making your home a safer, healthier, and happier place. Here are some more ways you can improve the cleanliness of your living space: Learn about easy-to-care-for house plants that can purify the air. Discover the seven germ hot spots in a typical home. Get tips on how to maintain a healthy home, from kitchen to bedroom.
5 Hidden Dangers in Your Home: Mold These microscopic living organisms grow where moisture, oxygen, and organic material are present. It’s easy to spot mold (unless it is under carpets or in walls) except the tiny spores in the air. Exposure to spores can cause nasal and sinus congestion, chronic cough, and eye irritation. It may also trigger asthma attacks and lung infections for individuals with chronic respiratory disease. Mold can be found in practically any damp area in your home with poo
5 Hidden Dangers in Your Home: Solution to Lead in the House Test your home and water for lead, especially if the structure was built before 1978. You can test by using a lead home test kit, consult an environmental lab or organization, or hire a licensed risk assessor. A certified lead paint removal company can remove lead pain. For lead pipes, never use hot water from the tap for drinking or making baby formula as hot water causes more lead to seep from the pipes. Above all, have your child tested for lead.
15 Creative Alternatives to Coffee: SCHIZANDRA TEA The name may be difficult to pronounce, but schizandra herbal tea is an easy replacement for your daily java fix. Brimming with health benefits, the tea is brewed from schizandra berries, which are native to East Asia and popularly used in traditional Chinese medicine.
15 Creative Alternatives to Coffee CHAI Native to India, this soothing beverage is commonly made with rich black tea, milk, and a variety of spices, like cinnamon, ginger, or cardamom. A steaming hot mug of chai tea will help you get over an afternoon hump. An added bonus? Though you're automatically cutting your caffeine intake by drinking chai, the tea’s smooth, creamy flavor tricks your mind into thinking that it’s coffee!
NUTTY SMOOTHIES Nuts, which are high in protein and fiber, make a healthy afternoon snack, but they're also nourishing whipped into a smoothie. According to certified nutritionist Angela Pifer, smoothies made using ingredients like cashew milk, protein powder, and nut butter help elevate your blood sugar levels.
Contrary to what adverts tell us, we don’t need all those chemicals eating away at our furniture to live in a safe, clean home. Ninety nine point nine percent bacteria-free just isn’t natural! What’s worse is that many of these modern chemical based products can contribute to asthma, skin allergies and furniture corrosion. Click here for some natural cleaning product ideas.
One of the most satisfying things to grow in your garden are fresh herbs. These plants can be incorporated into your daily cooking and therefore you tend to manage the plants and their moisture requirements more often. But best of all, herbs are hardy and take little care in comparison to ornamental plants. They are a perfect choice for beginner gardeners. Click Here for a list of the ten easiest herbs to grow