5 Snack Foods to Stay Away From

We all snack from time to time and there is nothing wrong with that. However, reaching for snacks that are loaded with sugar or fat is not doing your body any favors. You may know some foods that are unhealthy for you but you may not know just how bad your favorite snack foods are. Let’s take a look at five of the major culprits of snacks foods to stay away from when reaching for something to satisfy until dinner. Continue reading “5 Snack Foods to Stay Away From”

5 Simple Tricks To Make Your House Feel More Homely

It’s always nice to go on holiday and even the fresh feel of a new house when you have just moved in, but it doesn’t make it feel homely. There are 5 tricks to make your house feel more homely without needing major renovation or thousands in the bank to improve the homely feel. Continue reading “5 Simple Tricks To Make Your House Feel More Homely”

5 Easy Ways To Improve The Value Of Your Home

If you are looking at selling your home then you will, of course, want to get as much for it as possible. Although there are things that you can do to increase value considerably many of them take a lot of time and of course money, but for a faster sale, better appeal to house hunters and without breaking the bank here are 5 ease ways to improve the value of your home. Continue reading “5 Easy Ways To Improve The Value Of Your Home”

Broken Lightbulbs Are No Fun…Or Are They?

Probably one of the most annoying things that can happen to us is when a lightbulb breaks while it is in the socket. I know all of you have experienced this. A broken lightbulb itself can be a huge, glassy mess, but when it breaks inside the socket, it gets interesting, and not in a good way. DO NOT try to remove the lightbulb with your bare hands, because that can end disastrously. A cut finger, or even worse, electrocution can result in trying to replace a broken light bulb. However, I have got some easy and safe ways to replace that broken lightbulb that will surely make you never dread the pestering task again. In fact, after learning these, you may even look forward to changing that broken lightbulb. Check these out! Continue reading “Broken Lightbulbs Are No Fun…Or Are They?”

How to add extra storage around your staircase

One of the biggest complaints people have no matter how big their home may be is storage. Over the years we collect numerous things that we just can’t part with and eventually they feel like they are taking over the place. You don’t have to sell your favourite things to regain space or sell up and move. You can instead use the extra storage around your staircase that you probably don’t even think about using. Continue reading “How to add extra storage around your staircase”

4 Reasons to Always Choose Organic Milk

Milk is starting to gain a bad rap because certain scientific studies seem to be showing that processed milk consumption can lead to breast, prostate, and testicular cancers. One such study was conducted by Harvard University and showed that conventional milk has dangerously high levels of estrogen compounds. Drinking organic milk has been shown to have major health benefits. Why should you switch to organic milk now from the conventional, processed version?

 

#1: No Antibiotics Given to Cows

Organic farmers don’t give their cows antibiotics that can get transferred to their milk and passed onto you. Antibiotics given to cows has been shown to increase the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. Another problem with giving cows antibiotics is that cows are put onto hormones that allow them to be milked constantly. To many, this process is abuse to the animals. Because these cows are being milked constantly, they are more susceptible to infection. The hormone that is given is Bovine Growth Hormone and has been linked to breast cancer in women because puberty is triggered earlier now in teenage girls due to drinking conventional milk. The hormones in conventional milk are actually triggering premature puberty in teenage girls! Eighty percent of antibiotics that are purchased in America have been found to be given to dairy cows.

 

#2: Protect the health of cows

Conventional milk is produced by cows that are given antibiotics and growth hormones and fed a genetically modified (GMO) diet which has been shown to cause permanent damage to their intestines and cause tumor growth. These cows are fed grain instead of grass which causes their stomachs to be very acidic and allows for an overgrowth of disease in the body. When diseases are running rampant, more antibiotics are pumped into their systems. Eventually, their immune systems become so weak that the cows cannot handle the overload in their bodies so ulcers, diarrhea, liver disease, and untimely death occur. By drinking organic milk, you are helping your family and helping the wellbeing of the cows.

 

#3: Help the environment

GMO crops are depleting the soil faster than the natural environment can replenish it. Common GMO crops are corn and soy that have shallow roots that feed off the surface layers of the topsoil. When cows are fed grass and pastures are laid out instead of GMO fields, the grass has roots up to ten feet deep so nutrients are drawn out of deeper parts of the soil rather than the surface level. Manure from grass fed cows is not bad for the environment and can be environmentally recycled, so to speak. The manure from grain-fed in factories is not easily reabsorbed back into the earth. Case in point, grass fed cows on organic farms produce healthy manure that becomes fertilizer for crops and is great the environment.

 

#4: Avoid drinking pesticides

This is a big one! Conventional milk cows are fed GMO grain that has been heavily treated with pesticides. Scientific studies have been done that have shown traces of Roundup (a common pesticide used on GMO crops) in the breast milk of lactating females. This has suggested that pesticides on GMO crops eaten by cows are ending up in our food supply and being passed to infants.