I want to recommend a blog created by three ladies; Marilee, Allison and Kelly. https://branchbasics.com/blog/ They typed; “We believe choices like the food we put in our bodies, the paint we put on our walls, and the cleaners we use around our homes have power; the power to rob us of good health or to cultivate it.”
It all began when Marilee avoided dialysis and a kidney transplant through a change in diet using “Food as Medicine”. She saw clearly how the choices we make each day, such as the food we eat, can literally change the course of our life.
Allison’s physical breakdown was linked to chemical exposure from the building materials in her newly-constructed apartment…… It wasn’t until she spent a summer living with Marilee – where everything Allison put in, on and around her body was truly clean – that her symptoms disappeared and she experienced whole-body healing. To say she was sold on this lifestyle is an understatement! She went on to naturally reverse PCOS and, in 2016, conceive a beautiful baby girl, something doctors told her would never happen
All of the “normal” problems Kelly had experienced her whole life: dry and itchy eyes, painful menstrual cramps, headaches, etc. disappeared! Turns out they don’t have to be normal after all.
I found these Food storage tricks to reduce waste at the post: https://branchbasics.com/blog/how-to-eat-clean-on-a-budget/
- Store food in jars. This is an economic game-changer. Not only is it healthier than using plastic storage containers, but it makes it easier to see dry goods and leftovers so nothing gets wasted.
- Line your crispers with paper towels to absorb moisture and prevent veggies from spoiling.
- Stop fruit flies from ruining your fruit by keeping a small jar of vinegar with a few drops of dish soap on the counter. The flies are attracted to the vinegar and will drown.
- Store onions and potatoes in paper bags to prevent sprouting.
- If you buy carrots in bulk, you can store them in a bin of sand to keep them fresh for weeks.
- Remove produce from plastic, this prevents the natural gasses from over-ripening and spoiling your food.
- Store raw nuts and nut flours in the fridge or freezer to prevent spoilage.
- Store fresh herbs upright in water, like flowers, to keep them from getting slimy.
- Get familiar with what can be frozen. For example, did you know you can freeze milk for future use in smoothies and sauces? And cheese and cottage cheese can be frozen as well.
- Keep all your citrus in the fridge.
- Revitalize limp veggies, like lettuce, celery, and carrots, by placing them in cold water.
It makes me tired just reading the details involved in truly deep-cleaning a home, but it makes sense. https://branchbasics.com/blog/a-heavy-duty-clean-up-job/ Sorry, I’ll never go to that extreme!
And we don’t like to be reminded https://branchbasics.com/blog/why-we-dont-use-microwaves/ If we know something, but continue to ignore the truth, who do we have to blame but ourselves?