Hip Tip

  • When you look at produce, if there are 4 numbers on the sticker, you are eating conventional.  If you see 5 numbers the first beginning with a 9, you are eating organic.  If you see 5 numbers the first beginning with an 8 it is apparently a GM food.
  • If your produce is not organic, skip the exterior as this is where the pesticides will concentrate.
  • Since many cleaners are abrasive they are not ideal for any plastics (tubs, potties, etc.) as they may damage the finish and cause pitting that would further provide a breeding ground for bacteria. Opt for kind cleansers instead.
  • If you are breastfeeding and taking your Prenatal DHA supplement, your baby is getting some Omega-3 through your milk.  If this is the case you can choose to wait to supplement with Omega-3 Infant drops until introducing solid food.
  • Use kitchen shears to trim scallions directly into steps in your recipe.  Quicker and easier than separately chopping.
  • Strive to eat foods that have 5 ingredients or less.
  • Avoid the center aisles of the supermarket where the most processed food is contained.  Instead fill your basket with fresh produce, yogurt, etc. from a perimeter trip.
  • Kick High Fructose Corn Syrup to the curb.  Not only is it a health menace in and of itself, it is also made from Genetically Modified Corn, which is a double health whammy.
  • Look for the NON GMO Project Verified Stamp of approval on your products to ensure you are eating pure ingredients.
  • Go Organic to remove exposure to chemicals from pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
  • When entertaining for December festivities, combine organic wine and fresh fruit, and voilà, holiday sangria!
  • For unplugged fun, have a crank flashlight available in your house.  It can be recharged through a manual crank so you have more hours of play without going through packages of batteries.
  • The onion family draws out the fishy taste of seafood; so try baking fish along with scallions, but remember to discard them after cooking.
  • Utilize Folate to counteract ingestion of arsenic and allow for passage through urinary elimination.
  • Did you know it takes 500-1000 years for plastics to degrade?  Reduce your environmental impact, by using reusable shopping bags, stainless steel water bottles, & replacing your plastic baggies with these cool products.
  • Have motion sensitivity?  Try some ginger!  One great way to enjoy fresh ginger root, is to slice some up in a glass of ginger ale (It really magnifies the taste).
  • Udder covers give you some privacy while nursing, but can also be used as an ad hoc baby blanket if you happen to forget including one in your diaper bag.
  • Did you know that sunscreen not only blocks UV rays, but also hinders your body’s ability to generate vitamin D from sun exposure?  Dedicate some time out in the sun (sans screen) so you can capitalize on this natural vitamin power.
  • Smoothies are a great meal option for your child using Egg White or Whey protein. 
  • Bring some veggies and hummus dip to the beach with you to help boost your sun protection, while having some sand and surf fun.

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