March 19th Show
Proudly Sponsored by Woodward, Pires & Lombardo
On today's show:
March Spring Clean part three
Stocking the kitchen with longevity foods
Special guest, Dr. Allen Weiss, President & CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems and the sponsor of Blue Zones of Southwest Florida
Welcome back! If you missed last week, here are a few reminders from those stories:
Cider Press Cafe is hosting a decadent Easter brunch on March 27th, make reservations for Naples by calling 239-631-2500 or for ST. Petersburg, FL (727) 914-7222.
SPELLIFE Women's Wellness Summit with Keynote Jill Bolte Taylor on April 2nd, buy tickets here.
March Spring Clean #3
The bathroom is one of the hardest to do a real spring cleaning, to truly edit what's allowed to stay because products in the bathroom are the most expensive in the house per ounce. Perfume, prescriptions, makeup, etc.
Linens: Start simple and go through towels and wash clothes. Use them in the garage or put in the cleaning supplies bucket, or donate.
Moxie Tip!* If you shift all bedding and towels to all white, replacing ragged/stained ones is exponentially easier and less expensive as it can be done piecemeal. And if they need a splash of bleach, you easily can. Add color and decoration elsewhere on less used items.
Medicine: Expired medicine is not only ineffective but also poses accidental poisoning risks, so these need stay regularly reviewed. To dispose of expired medicines, DO NOT FLUSH as it is poisoning our water supply and the treatment facilities are not designed to filter these products out, so hormones, antidepressants, steroids, painkillers, etc. are now identifiable in our drinking water.
Disposal of medicine in collier county is available locally, click here for the details.
To donate prescriptions, click here.
Make-up / Skin care: Go through the drawers and linen closets and review all the products. You must let go of the need to reassign the cost of purchase to your review process. Get three grocery bags, on for garbage, one for donate, one for relocating (baby lotion for car) if you've not used it in a year, you won't, so add it to the donate bag.
Perfume: 3-5 years
Lotion: 2-3 years
Eyeliner: 6 months-1 year
Mascara: 3-6 months
Blush, eye shadow, powders: 1-2 years
Foundation: 6 months- 2 years
Lipstick: 2 years
Natural products: 3-6 months
Apart from eyeliner and mascara, all make up can be donated, I take mine to the Women's Shelter.
Once cleaned out, you'll start being more selective about future purchases and really enjoy using what you kept because you LOVE them.
Restocking the Kitchen
Since you cleaned out your kitchen pantry last week, of unwanted badditives, we talked about what to add to increase your success towards your health goals. Based on Blue Zones, we listed the primary diet staples from five Blue Zones:
Ikara, Greece: Greens, lemons, eggplant, potato, herbs, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, olive oil, honey & coffee
Sardinia, Italy: Tomatoes, artichokes, fennel, onions, almonds, durum semolina, barley, goat's milk, wine
Nicoya, Costa Rica: Papaya, bananas, mango, winter and summer squash, cabbage, corn, black beans, limes
Okinawa, Japan: Shitake Mushrooms, sweet potatoes, green onions, garlic, bitter melon, seaweed, tofu, brown rice, turmeric, green and black tea
Loma Linda, California: Beans, bell peppers, broccoli, berries, avocado, nuts, oats, whole grains, seitan, tempeh
Special guest Dr. Allen Weiss, President & CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems
Dr. Weiss joined us to discuss Blue Zones progress in Southwest Florida, including the lastest distiction of coming in 2nd in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2016 County Health rankings.