Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss some fun facts that they learned this week. Tune in to learn about natural bug repellent and sunscreen options. Also, we talk about five habits to make your day more effective and the benefits of coconut oil. This is our weekly hodge podge of great and useful information.
McDonald’s is in the process of closing 700 stores. This is one of the first major decreases in the last couple of decades. It is interesting too see how we are trending towards the consumers wanting healthier decisions.
It is important to get Vitamin D, especially during the summer when you can. You can produce this naturally during the summer with sun exposure. However, it is also important to make sure that you are not causing long-term skin damage. Therefore, natural sunscreens can be a good option. There is a blogger (Wellness Mama at www.wellnessmama.com) that shares great information and includes natural SPF options. She shares the following homemade sunscreen recipe:
Almond oil- SPF around 5
Coconut oil- SPF 4-6
Zinc Oxide- SPF 2-20 depending on how much used
Red Raspberry Seed Oil- SPF 25-50
Carrot Seed Oil- SPF 35-40
Shea Butter- SPF 4-6
You can also find natural sunscreens without toxins and hormone disrupters at your local natural food store
Natural insect repellants include:
Sad News this week. Our dog Weston passed away. We will miss him very much, we are filled with sad emotions, but know he is in a much better place. We love you Weston. Love Mom & Dad.