This Week’s the GOOD, the BAD & the YUMMY!
This is a weekly feature where I share one thing that I’m loving, one thing I’m not, and one simple, SUPER easy, clean-eating recipe. This week’s PODCAST REPLAY recommendation is episode 075 with the amazing Amy E. Smith on setting boundaries and learning how to say NO without being a jerk.
the GOOD: Binaural Beats
- What are binaural beats?
- The word binaural means “having or relating to 2 ears.” It works like this: each ear receives a slightly different frequency at the same time, and the brain perceives the tone that is the difference of the two. If 210 Hz pulses into one ear and 200 into the other, the brain will process the two sounds into a 10 Hz frequency, which happens to be the same frequency produced by the brain during meditation. The ‘beats’ themselves are actually created in your brain.
- Here’s the podcast that I use for binaural beats: Sleep with Silk: Binaural Beats (to help insomnia, anxiety, stress, relax, focus, meditation)
- Remember: You must use stereo headphones for binaural beats to work. I highly recommend getting EMF-free “air tube” headsets for this and regular phone use to reduce your EMF load.
- What are binaural beats?
the BAD: Toxic Weed Sprays at Home
- What’s So Dangerous About Monsanto Roundup? Per experts like Dr. Josh Axe, a lot:
- One of the main concerns about Monsanto Roundup, the most-used weed killer in the world, is its active ingredient glyphosate. According to a group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization, glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans. What makes carcinogens like glyphosate so frightening is that long-term effects aren’t always immediately apparent. It works in tandem with other factors so that, over time, it makes other diseases and conditions more likely to occur.In the medical journal The Lancet, scientists share several studies that show people with occupational glyphosate exposure (e.g. farmers), had increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, even after the study was adjusted for other pesticides. They also mention that “glyphosate has been detected in air during spraying, in water, and in food,” and reference “glyphosate-induced DNA and chromosomal damage in mammals, and in human and animal cells in vitro.” READ MORE HERE.
- Find out Why the FDA is starting to test food for toxic weedkiller residue
- Fertility problems, cancers and other reasons you might want to ditch the toxic weed killers: Dr. Mercola weighs in here.
- So, what to do instead? There are MANY cheap, easy and natural solutions.
- DIY Natural Homemade Weed Killer is easy!
- The Paleo Mama has this extensive list of homemade, natural remedies for all kinds of pests:
- Diatomaceous Earth– a soft, crumbly, porous sedimentary deposit formed from the fossil remains of diatoms
- Plant Collars – protects slugs and other pests from getting on the plant
- Borax & Sugar – used to kill ants around the base of the plant
- Natural Dish Washing Liquid – used to make homemade pest spray
- Bt Spray– an organic formulation that kills insects and larvae
- Dispel Dust – used by commercial organic growers to control insects on vegetables.
- Japanese Beetle Trap – uses a pheromone and catches the beetles and traps them.
- Spinosad – an organic insect spray
- Essential Oils – rosemary, melaleuca, peppermint, thyme are just a few essential oils you can use that can help with garden insects. Here’s 9 clever ways to use essential oils on your home garden!
the YUMMY: Avocado Deviled Eggs
What you need:
- 3 hardboiled eggs
- 1 large avocado
- 2 tsp lime juice (can use lemon, too)
- 1 tsp cilantro
- Pinch of garlic powder, Himalayan or sea salt & cracked pepper
- Paprika (optional)
- Put the cooked yolks from the hard boiled eggs in a bowl, set the eggs halves aside
- Add the avocado and other ingredients and and mash with a fork
- Add the yolk mixture to the egg halves
- Sprinkle with paprika if desired
I often will make without having the cilantro and lime on hand. Those are great additions from To Simply Inspire recipe.
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