The common misconception to why we should wash raw chicken is that we don’t clean our surface after we have used the same sink we wash dishes. That is unheard of. In my kitchen, kitchenette – because I live in a highly-priced New York apartment, I keep bleach available. Once my meat, whether it’s chicken, beef, fish or any other type of poultry, is cleaned, seasoned and placed in the oven or ready for the stove top cooking, I thoroughly clean the surface including the faucet area where we touch to turn on and off water. The handle of raw meat is very important because as studies show, you can risk the spread of bacteria in a common area. If you don’t cleanse properly, the bacteria can spread to other areas of your living space. So is the issue with raw meat or your capability to cleanse your kitchen properly?Read More
Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits. Basically, you are drinking bacteria and yeast also known as scoby, tea fungus. The most common health benefit of kombucha would be probiotics. Probiotics in kombucha are live microorganisms that are supposed to improve gastrointestinal issues such as relieving constipation by introducing healthy bacteria to your gut.
My fiancé has acquired acid reflux where he cannot consume many acidic foods or alcohol. So when I mentioned to him to try some kombucha, he mentioned that the caffeine in the probiotic tea is not advised. However, there are other types of fermented drinks that he could try that can also provide the same soothing benefits of adding a capful of vinegar to water.Read More
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Denim Day calls for the attention towards sexual violence and not about blaming the victim. If you wish to participate in your community's Denim Day events, Peace Over Violence has resources, including buttons and information, on organizing a day of solidarity.Read More
The first time I tried to use Nair, was in my very early twenties when my hair was coarser and everywhere. I knew the instructions said to leave the cream or lotion on for no longer than three minutes but, following the instructions all I’d have left is stinky hairy legs. I refused to try the cream again suffering with razors, hair bumps and discolorations until recently when I wanted to try alternative methods than an razor. I figured time has passed, let me try the lotion again. Even though many other brands were on the shelves, I was familiar with Nair and decided to try the long lost product again.Read More
The beauty in applying natural ingredients to your skin or ingesting into your body is when you are able to easily note what each of the ingredients are without the assistance of a Google lookup. There are products on the shelves that have scientific names for the ingredients used, but be careful because they may not all technically natural. Saige and Ivy products each have a short list of ingredients that you will know of because you may have used it before.Read More
With illness and ultimately the death of my last grandparent, I started to review my own beauty regimens and the contents that I use on a daily basis. Switching toothpastes, deodorants, moisturizers and of course hair products. Some aren’t as easy to transition to (love my Colgate) but if my grandmother could use baking soda as a deodorant for decades, I figured I could look into a more healthy option for myself. I received Saige and Ivy in a self-care subscription box and was hooked.Read More