Summer is almost here. Yippee! Many people look forward to it especially “up North” as we say around here. It does come with it’s own challenges so it’s a good idea to be prepared.
Soak in the summer sunshine while you spend time in the garden, at the pool or the lake, hiking, or just enjoying a walk through the neighborhood. Exposure to sunlight is good for the soul and your health!
It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.
Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.
How much water do you drink a day? It’s recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Just for fun, track your water intake for a week to see how much you actually drink.
Many garden products and sprays are loaded with harsh chemicals. There are safer alternatives for you and your plants.
Far-infrared saunas produce high energy, through light, as opposed to high heat and steam like you’d find in a traditional sauna. Infrared saunas operate at a lower temperature and produce a dry heat.