Sick day number two. Winston still can't figure out how to get his butt under the covers when he burrows in myself. The damn Amoxicillin pills are the size of damn quarters!! And my favorite "sick day" movie; The Dirty Dozen. Hoping to get out of this bed tomorrow. #strepthroat#dirtydozen#amoxicillin#miniatureschnauzers
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🔆Did you know that in order for paper bags to decompose they need a perfect & precise amount of sun & oxygen. In landfills where many of our paper bags land up they do not recieve these ideal conditions .
Our belief that paper is better than plastic is not based on science but on social misconceptions // brown, earthy and with the potential to decompose makes us believe that they are better than plastic but many studies show this is not the case
Deforestation is a major concern around the production of paper bags. Cutting down millions of trees. For one these natural beauties could be absorbing our carbon dioxide .
Paper bags use 40% more energy to produce than plastic meaning that their production emits large amounts of greenhouse gasses .
They use 3 times the amount of water as plastic // We've learnt, especially in Cape Town, just how precious water is
Paper bags create 80% more solid waste (in volume) than plastic
Paper bags are less durable then a plastic bag, they tear easily when they're wet .
If your paper bags/ takeaway boxes have a glossy finish they are most likely coated with plastic so forget about recycling them
In short every single object/material has a carbon emission and therefore impacts the planet! ♻️Our goal is to have as little an impact as possible whilst still providing a service which we all need // It seems that the battle plastic vs paper is fraught with incongrguities! Our best solution = USE reusables! .
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Pro tip: Buy organic tomatoes and in a glass jar (not a can) whenever possible. Tomatoes are on the Dirty Dozen list (@environmentalworkinggroup) and because of their acidity, they leach more BPA from the can than less acidic foods.
Check my FB group for more easy tips that up the nutrient punch of one of our favorite family meals, tacos. 🌮
Do you buy organic produce? Each year the Environmental Working Group identifies produce with the highest amount of pesticide residues. The list is referred to as "The Dirty Dozen". Each of these foods tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce.
The Dirty Dozen 2018
Sweet Bell Peppers
Fruits and vegetables are supposed to loaded with naturally occurring essential nutrients that are good for your body and mind. However, commercial demands and competition in the market often make farmers use fertilizers and pesticides to increase their yield. Today growth hormones are added to fruits, vegetables, pulses (beans/lentils), poultry and meat to make them larger and plumper. *
Various research sources have documented and proven that some of these hormones and chemicals are causing such larger sizes (obesity) in people today. *
Some chemicals and additives are suspected to be the cause of psychological disorders, depression, mood swings, and early puberty in teens. Research is now also drawing links to various cancers, as well as ADD/ADHD, and brain development issues in fetuses, children, and youth. *
It is difficult, if not impossible, for us to stand up and fight against such unhealthy practices adopted by farmers. But, that doesn’t mean we have to continue eating foods laced with pesticides. *
It is recommended that you buy organic whenever possible. Not only is it smart to reduce your exposure to pesticides and additives, but buying organic sends a message that you support environmentally friendly and sustainable farming practices that minimize soil erosion, safeguard workers, and protect water quality and wildlife. *
However, organics are not accessible or affordable for everyone, so @environmentalworkinggroup (EWG) created their annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists to help consumers make the healthiest choices given their circumstances. *
If you’re unfamiliar with these, they are lists of produce with the most and fewest pesticide residues. The lists have been updated every year since 2004, and rank pesticide contamination of 47 popular fruits and vegetables. *
The EWG’s lists will help you choose produce with the fewest pesticides for a healthier diet.
For more reasons on why to buy organic, see comments below 👇
While shopping keep these lists in mind- dirty dozen definitely try to buy organic & the clean 15 are the foods found with the least contamination so you can buy conventional. #dirtydozen#cleanfifteen#healthiswealth
Hi dear friends- Lisa here. I wanted to start a new series for the new year. Every Wednesday we will have a Wellness Wednesday post where I am excited to share some of my thoughts. Today’s Wellness post is about celery. The amazing benefits of drinking celery are plentiful. Here in the Garden, we juice fresh, ORGANIC celery in all of our green juices. It is very important to know that conventional celery is part of the Dirty Dozen list of vegetables where an abundance of pesticides are used and should only be consumed if organic. These pesticides can’t just be washed off, they are in the cells of the vegetables. If the USDA Organic seal is not on your bottle of juice or bag of celery, it is not organic. The cost of organic celery currently is 40% more expensive than conventional but think about it- and please enjoy your celery and leafy greens organically. Love you! 💚⠀
#notesfromthegarden#gardenofflavor#organic#wellnesswednesday#celery#drinkplants#eatwelllivewell # #coldpressed#vegan#raw#wellnessthatworks#drinkplants#dirtydozen#fruits#veggies
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So you're busy detoxing with lots of nutritious fruits and vegetables... But are you truly is clean as you think? Did you know that even organic farmers are permitted to use 25 different chemicals on their crops? Have you ever stopped to consider just how many people have manhandled your fruits and veggies prior to you putting them in your mouth? 😬
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🍓What the heck do I eat? 🍊
Do you struggle with what to buy when shopping the produce aisle? With so much talk about pesticide laden food, the health impacts of said chemicals AND living on a tight budget, it is easy to feel our heads spinning walking through the store. .
Don’t fret, every year The Environmental Working Group @environmentalworkinggroup puts out a list of the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean 15.” This pic contains the 2018 list. . 🍓The dirty dozen are those conventional foods with the HIGHEST levels of pesticide residue on them. 🍇Meaning, ALWAYS buy the organic versions of these foods. 🍑. . 🍍The Clean 15 are those conventionally grown foods that have the LEAST/minimal pesticide residue on them. 🥑If budgeting, these are the ones to choose the conventionally grown.. Most of us live on a budget and if you are anything like me, it infuriates you that we even have to be mindful of this. Do your best. Keep cheat sheets like this handy. Get to know your produce. Most of all, have fun creating delicious food for you and your family! !
For more information on all things health, environment and exposure, check out @environmentalworkinggroup’s website:
www.ewg.org.. Drop your favorote produce emoji 🍇🍓🍒 below. Just ‘cuz! 😘
Going organic can seem like an all or nothing scenario. I know how hard it can be on the budget. With the updated 2018 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen list, you have a guideline as to which produce is heavily sprayed with pesticides and which ones less so. On average at least 90% of each food sample on the dirty list tested, showed residue of one or more chemicals. You might also think that there isn’t much of a difference between the lists. I was surprised to find that on the clean list all samples were almost pesticide free! Take a screen shot for your next shopping trip to keep those nasties outta your trolley and therefore out of that rad vid of yours! Happy days ☑︎ #dirtydozen#clean15#cleaneating#paleo#vegan#organic#drzachbush#wellnessgram#aheroesjourney
Should you go organic? Well yes and no.
Organic is obviously the most beneficial for your health. The chemicals that are lathered on our food products are incredibly toxic and harmful to our bodies, and to be honest I am not even sure why they are still allowed to be used! However, organic can also mean expensive! The best tip I have when purchasing your fruit and veg is to follow the clean fifteen and dirty dozen lists. Buy your dirty dozen (12 fruit and veggies that are most commonly spread) organic, and the rest not, but wash them thoroughly with a chemical reducing spray (I use Enviroclean Fruit and Veg Wash). If you choose to spend your money on all organic produce that is fantastic, however I can understand that this does get expensive therefore the dirty dozen is the only 100% list of produce you should buy organic. You can also follow the rule of those product with skin (banana, avocado, pineapple etc.) are the safest as their skin reduces the amount of chemicals that get into the actual flesh of the food. Also, buy at your local farmers markets. Being certified organic is expensive for farmers so try and find a local farm you trust that may actually be using organic methods, but just hasn't gone through the certification.
The dirty dozen are:
Sweet Bell Peppers
Goodluck shopping lovelies and I hope this helped! Happy to answer any questions if you have some 😀🍇🍆🍅🥑🍊🌽🌶️🥒 #chiropractic#dirtydozen#cleanfifteen#healthyeating#healthyliving#organic#fresh#produce#farmersmarkets#health#wellness#wellbeing
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Organic kiwis (with skins on 😋)
Vanilla plant protein with pre biotics
In my @coconutbowls ...Blend and feel amazing !
I emphasis organic because these fruits and veggies should specifically be organic ( #dirtydozen foods to avoid)
Search #celeryjuice and you’ll find over 65K hashtags about this ‘wonder’ drink, it’s already a 2019 trend. 💁🏻♂️ I chatted all things #celeryjuice this morning on The Morning Show, and will link the video soon! 👉 But here are some of the takeaways:
•How to: Drink 16oz (475mL) pure celery juice first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, 30 min. before breakfast.
•Theoretical Benefits: improved #digestion, less bloat, more energy, improved detoxification and clearer skin (to name a few). •History: It was started by a guy named Anthony William, also known as the #medicalmedium, and it’s gained popularity the past year after celebrities started touting the benefits and it started trending. 🤳
•Backed by science? Short answer no - there’s no human studies on celery juice doing everything people claim it to do. ❗️That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have benefit though. There is research behind celery itself - including it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and blood-pressure lowering effects. •Anecdotally, it seems a lot of people DO report improved digestion and an improvement in energy. 💃
•🚫People who should use caution: if you have a history of low blood pressure or kidney issues, consult your health care practitioner. •Some people with IBS also report it causing some discomfort.
💁🏻♂️Bottom line: As far as the “crazy” health trends go, this one’s relatively good to try out if you feel inclined (but it is pricey as it’s ideal to buy celery organic 〰️ it’s on the #dirtydozen list). BUT I would recommend doing it for a defined period of time (I never recommend anything like this long term, and listen to YOUR body🙏, I’d try it for 1 week- 1 month as a reboot). ‼️Make sure you include an array of other vegetables and fruits throughout your day too, don’t rely on this for your vegetable intake alone.🤘
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TIP TUESDAY // we want you to trust us to provide you with information to help you but we also want to empower you to do your own research too! so today’s tip is a little 3rd party app that has great information about chemicals in our products as well as food. // can you guess what it is? it’s the EWG healthy living app! // download it now & find one product in your pantry or bathroom to see its rating! share below & tell us what you learned to help inspire others, & prove that it’s easy & they can do it too! 😜 // p.s. @environmentalworkinggroup is known for their #dirtydozen & #cleanfifteen food ratings which help you decide on the produce you should be organic. 🍓 #organicallyempowered
🍑 are in the “Dirty Dozen” 😧
What exactly is the “Dirty Dozen?” It’s a list of produce that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says are the most contaminated on the market. In 2018, researchers found that the following produce had the highest pesticide residue:
12. Sweet bell peppers
One of my 2019 intentions is to buy more organic produce, especially those listed in the “Dirty Dozen.” I also started cleaning my produce with a 1:10 ratio of apple cider vinegar to water.
Do you buy all organic produce for you and 👶? How do you wash your produce?
Looking to boost your #immunity this fall? Fresh fruits and vegetables contain numerous phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for good health! Purchasing organic produce as much as possible reduces your exposure to carcinogenic pesticides. Each year, the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ (aka Dirty Dozen and Clean 15) ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables. Swipe through for the 2018 lists!
Click the link in our bio to check out our top 5 tips for boosting your immunity this season! ⤴︎
Good luck, legs, and lungs to the folks riding the Dirty Dozen in Pittsburgh this weekend. It’s been since 2007 since I rode it (the only time). I wish I could have been there, but I had to be an idiot and mess up my shoulder and cancel my trip. Hopefully next year. #dirtydozen
If you’re on the fence about which fruits and veggies you’re willing to pay extra $$ for to go organic, here’s a great little graphic from @dr.annie.purcell to remind us of the #dirtydozen. These foods are most contaminated and because of their editable, thin skins, it’s tough to clean the pesticides off. If you’re buying these fruits and veggies, it’s best to buy organic! Thanks @dr.annie.purcell for this great visual!!!
While ideally it would be best to buy local and organic produce, this is not always practical due to premium costs, time of season, and inconvenience.
Get familiar with this list from the @environmentalworkinggroup (EWG) #Clean15 and #DirtyDozen to see which produce is the most heavily sprayed (dirty) and should ALWAYS be bought organic. I personally buy all berries, root vegetables, and dark leafy greens organic as well.
When we buy organic, we greatly decrease our exposure to neurotoxic round-up and other synthetic chemical pesticides that poison our body and cause endocrine dysfunction.
Want almonds? Well, I hope they're steam treated and organic...conventional almonds are fumigated with propylene oxide, an anti-freeze derivative and neurotoxin.
You can see that even when we are trying to make a healthy choice, we still can't seem to win. And this is just one example. Apples and diphenylamine, anyone?
In addition, organic food is more stressed. STRESSED FOOD HAS MORE NUTRIENT VALUE. When plants have to naturally fight and defend themselves from harsh conditions, water and nutrient deficiencies, and injury, they produce more phytochemicals and antioxidants. These biologically active compounds are essential for optimal health and fighting disease.
However, when we can't choose organic, I want to share with you an easy cleaning technique you can use on conventionally raised produce.
Simply add a couple tablespoons of apple cider/regular vinegar to a medium bowl, or add a full cup to your sink filled with water to remove the waxy resin. Soak for 10 minutes. Make sure to give it a final rinse and pat it dry before storing! -
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