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DIY whitening and disinfecting laundry solutions

Did you know that laundry detergents contain petroleum derived surfactants and waxes? They are known to be cancerous and can damage immune, cardiovascular, reproductive and respiratory system? A green laundry means healthier clothes for you and your loved ones. Doing your laundry the natural way will help reduce allergies such as eczema, psoriasis and asthma and of course your risk of cancer exposure. It will also help you save money. Baking soda is a versatile and inexpensive substance, used in many household remedies. It is a natural deodorizer, neutralizes acids and bases, and maintains pH balances. Hydrogen peroxide naturally whitens clothes, gets rid of germs, and fights stains. Lemon juice: is a natural whitener and disinfects clothing. Let’s look at some do-it-yourself green whitening recipes to help your whites look brighter in a healthy way. Recipe #1: Oxygen bleach 1/2 a cup of baking soda...

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Urinary tract health smoothie

This urinary tract recipe is packed with ingredients containing healing properties that can help with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). UTIs are more common among women than men. They can occur anywhere along the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, urethra, and ureter. These infections account for 8 million trips to the doctor’s office every year and cost more than $1.6 billion to treat. Adhesion of E. coli bacteria to cells lining the urinary tract is the first step in the development of a UTI. Blueberries: These superfoods contain antioxidant compounds that prevent bacteria from growing on the walls of the bladder. Cranberries: Chemicals found in cranberry products called proanthocyanidins (PACs) prevent E. coli, which is the cause of about 85% of UTIs from adhering to these urinary tract epithelial cells by affecting the surface properties of the bacteria. Lemons: They stabilize the body’s pH levels...

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Kidney health smoothie

Our kidneys play an extremely vital role in our health. They remove waste products and excess fluid from our bodies through our urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, “The production of urine involves highly complex steps of excretion and re-absorption. This process is necessary to maintain a stable balance of body chemicals.” This juice is rich in ingredients that promote kidney health. Cranberries: They help make the urine acidic, which kills bacteria that causes infections. Cucumbers:  They keep the body hydrated, flushing out toxins from the kidney and regulate the amount of uric acid in the body, which helps prevent kidney stones. Celery: It helps detoxify the kidneys, promoting optimal kidney health. Parsley: It is a natural diuretic, which means it increases urine output, which increases the flow of fluids in the kidneys and flushes out toxins. Process the following ingredients in a blender:...

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Probiotic smoothie

What are probiotics? “Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms naturally found in the human gut”, states Dr. Oz . These good bacteria have shown benefits in weight loss and even help boost the immune system, but the most potent benefits of probiotics are in the area of gastrointestinal health. “80% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract, making a healthy gut a major focal point if you want to achieve optimal health,” states Dr. Mercola. This smoothie is packed with ingredients that will help keep your gut happy. Almonds: According to a study published in the journal Anaerobe, almond skins help promote good bacteria in the gut. Apple cider vinegar: Because it is made with fermented apples, it includes pectin, which encourages the growth of probiotics. Bananas: These tasty tropical fruits are called...

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