Entries by Jessie

The Dummies’ Guide to Chlorine

Chlorine has long been the additive of choice for swimming pools to keep them clean and sanitized. It is a powerful disinfectant which kills the harmful bacteria, making our pools safe to swim in. But chlorine also has become recognized as a harmful chemical capable of causing illnesses and cancers.

Don’t Be Bugged

I wrote about natural pest control last year for outdoor insects, but now that the warm weather has finally arrived – especially for those of us who live in the Northern US – we are starting to see pesky insects inside of our homes – ants, flies, mosquitoes, wasps, and more. I’m not talking about […]

The Power of Pets

More than half of the people in the US own at least one pet. Given the opportunity, most pet owners will talk a lot about their animals. Besides the pleasures and fun these pets provide, research has shown that living with pets, whether it be a cat, dog, or some other animal provides certain health […]

You Won’t Believe What’s in Your Everyday Products!

I’m not sure when it all started – five years ago we had a whole-house water filter installed and sometime last year we stopped eating processed foods. Then our daughter introduced us to Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products. We loved that it was all natural, smelled great and did a wonderful job cleaning – we were […]

The Power of Pomegranates

Pomegranates (punica granatum), are one of the oldest known fruits, dating back thousands of years to Babylonian times. They were mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible and some say the pomegranate was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, not an apple. They are native to Persia and are sometimes known as […]