The seafood counter can be intimidating. Most people scan the case, looking over different filets and shellfish, wondering how they taste, how fresh they are, and of course, the best way to prepare them. Ironically, most seafood is very easy to prepare, especially on the grill. If the tropical temperatures are inspiring you to throw a filet on the grill for your next cook-out, here are some things to keep in mind as you select your favorite fish at the store and fire up the grill.
25 Massively Effective, All-Natural Remedies, Scientifically Proven to Provide Seasonal Allergy Relief
Spring is in the air and for millions that means seasonal allergies are too. An estimated 1 in 5 Americans suffer from allergies. Annually these allergies cost Americans an estimated $7.9 billion in medical and business expenses. Yikes!
Side effects of allergy medication vary, but can include confusion, drowsiness, difficulty peeing, dizziness, dry mouth, moodiness, restlessness, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. Antihistamine medications are notorious for drying you out, so you may experience constipation, dry-cracked nasal passage and even decrease in your body’s sexual secretions.
A simplified explanation of allergies is that the body reacts to a substance that it feels is a threat, whether it truly is or not, by releasing a compound called histamine to fight it. Histamine comes with a slew of reactions to help fight off the unwanted intruder such as copious amounts of mucous to engulf and wash it away. Hence the runny nose and water eyes – oh so much drainage. This all comes along with a lot of inflammation and irritation.
If you’ve deal with seasonal allergies you know that spring to fall can be pure respiratory hell. But for some, what’s in the air year round causes an allergic reaction leading to constant nasal drainage, congestion, itchy-burning eyes, ears and throat. Pollen, grass, leaves, mold, fungus, dust and dander are a few examples of what sets off allergies.
Both prescription and over the counter allergy medication add up in cost and for some people they’re a non-negotiable, must have. Constantly running to the store for more meds, plus tissues, netty pots, salves and cough drops can be draining your wallet on top of your nasal drainage.
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Detoxing is all the rage. Everywhere you turn there is a new and improved detox diet, supplement, recipe or hack. What’s missing from all that, beside often legitimacy and safety, is the part where you reduce your exposure to toxins in the first place. Why is that? Probably because it’s not good for business. Also because the task of reducing toxins seems daunting when they are bombarding us from every direction.
As my favorite quarterback says, R-E-L-A-X.
Honestly you can’t completely eliminate all the toxins that you’re exposed to in this world, but you can significantly reduce them. It’s that whole adulting thing where we change what we can and accept the things we cannot change.
Other good news, reducing toxic exposure can save you money and also you have a fabulous liver whose primary job is detoxing our body. Drinking plenty of water, choosing organic foods, spending time in the great outdoors and getting plenty of sleep are other ways to reduce toxins in the body.
Some overlooked toxic culprits include beauty products, chemically scented candles, scented laundry detergents, fabric softener and, gasp, household cleaners. The very products we purchase to rid our homes of grit and grime can have seriously awful effects on our body.
When it comes to the beauty products and laundry detergent, we’re predominantly worried about toxins coming in through our largest organ, our skin. But our eyes and lips as other pathways for the toxins to enter. When it comes to scented products and cleaners, toxins can enter through our respiratory tract every time we breathe.
Stepping into the kitchen, the very cleaners we use to wipe down our counter tops, wash our dishes and wash our hands before we eat can end up in our food. Once a toxin is ingested, it’s going to be in your system for a long time until the body can get it out through your skin, urine or feces. In the meantime, it’s going to take a ride through your blood.
When have you checked a kitchen cleaning product to see if it’s food safe? No one does. We assume that if it’s meant to be used in the kitchen that it must be safe.
Set worry aside and save some money at the same time by making your own kitchen cleaners with the recipes below. Each of these recipes come in around $1 or less per solution. That’s crazy cheap for non-toxic soaps and cleaners that actually work. No store brand can beat the price, quality and safety of that!
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