May 27th Show
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On today's show:
Executive Chef at Shangri-La Springs.
Today May 27th In History
1907 The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.
1919 A U.S. Navy seaplane completes the first transatlantic flight.
1929 Colonel Charles Lindbergh marries Anne Spencer Morrow.
1937 San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens
1969 Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Florida.
1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt, American industrialist and philanthropist.
1837 Wild Bill [James Butler] Hickok, American frontiersman and lawman.
1878 Isadora Duncan, dancer and choreographer.
1907 Rachel Carson, biologist and writer (Silent Spring, The Sea Around Us).
1911 Vincent Price, actor and horror film icon.
1923 Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon.
Summer is Here
Invest in fun bits
Buy one of those fun sprinklers that twists around. And some bubbles. Also some seeds and flower pots. A little glue and glitter wouldn’t hurt. Always have some flour and food coloring around because you never know when homemade playdough will be your salvation. Two words: Garage sale. And remember the phrase “Go Fly a Kite”? It used to mean exactly that. This summer, let’s bring it back. Because summer vacation begins in about 4 minutes…
Make a Bucket List
At the beginning of every summer, I have the kids create a summer bucket list. They write down everything they want to do during the summer.
At the start of summer, I dig through our summer supplies, and it never fails that we’re out of bubbles. Wands are missing. And my kids want to play with bubbles right now!
Don’t forget to purge
It never fails – School gets out- school uniforms fit fine, but none of the normal clothes.
The house is going to be a mess anyway, so why not have the kids go through their clothes- if they don’t fit- donate, if they are never going to choose to where it even if it does fit- donate. And next time you are clothes shopping for them, make sure they actually want what you’re buying. Not what you think they “should” have/want.
Stock up on Props
An old tent, pull out an old sheet for forts and just give up on your living room being having room for adults until august. Robot box, fort box with hammer and nails.
EWG’s Worst Scoring Sunscreens for Kids
There are a lot of sunscreens on the market. Parents have some good choices, but there are other products you should avoid. Thirty-seven products marketed to children earn an EWG sunscreen rating of 7 to 10, the worst scores for products in this year’s Sunscreen Guide.
The most worrisome thing about high-SPF products is that they give people a false sense of security and beguile them to stay in the sun too long. High-SPF suppress the skin reddening and pain of sunburns, but they raise the risk of other kinds of skin damage. The FDA is considering barring SPF above 50+.
These 13 kids’ and baby sunscreens have at least three strikes against them: oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and SPFs above 50+. Four have an additional strike: they’re aerosol sprays that can expose sensitive young lungs to potentially hazardous chemicals. Convenient? Yes. Good for kids? Absolutely not.
Banana Boat Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100
Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray, Kids, SPF 70
Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Kids, SPF 70+
Coppertone Foaming Lotion Sunscreen Kids Wacky Foam, SPF 70+
Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70+
CVS Baby Sunstick Sunscreen, SPF 55
CVS Kids Wet & Dry Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70+
Equate Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Sunscreen For Kids, SPF 70
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70+
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 70+
Up & Up Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
More than 10 percent of the sunscreens we evaluated this year claim SPFs above 50+. SPF stands for sun protection factor, but that term refers only to protection against UVB rays that burn the skin. It has little to do with a product’s ability to protect skin from UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the body, accelerate skin aging, may suppress the immune system and may cause skin cancer.
More than 40 percent of the beach and sport sunscreens in this year’s guide contain oxybenzone, an active ingredient in sunscreens. But it penetrates the skin, gets into the bloodstream and acts like estrogen in the body. It can trigger allergic skin reactions. Some research studies, while not conclusive, have linked higher concentrations of oxybenzone to health disorders, including endometriosis.
Retinyl palmitate- a 9 out of 10 on EWG is a combination of palmitic acid and retinol (Vitamin A).
Sixteen percent of the sunscreens, 14 percent of SPF-rated moisturizers and 10 percent of SPF-rated lip products in this year’s guide contain retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A. On sun-exposed skin, retinyl palmitate speeds development of skin tumors and lesions, according to government studies.
Here’s what EWG recommends we buy instead:
If your moisturizer has sunscreen in it- do not use it at night! Consider switching the a brand like Moxie Creed: Available HERE that has ingredients like almond oil, and kiwi and watermelon extracts all of which protect against the suns damaging rays with out the chemicals.
Moxie Creed contains nutrients, not chemicals, that's how our skin stays healthy.
Organic Aloe (Aloe Vera), (Kiwi) Fruit Water, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, (Olive) Oil, (Almond) Oil, (Tamanu) Seed Oil, (Carrot) Seed Oil, (Avocado) Oil, (Sunflower) Seed Oil, (Grape) Seed Oil, (Shea Butter), (Mango Butter) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid (fatty acid from coconut butter), (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, (Vitamin E), (Neroli) Oil, (Orange) Peel Oil, Rose Flower Extract, Chamomilla Flower Extract.
Kiwi- Kiwi offers the powerful combination of vitamins C & E together that helps your skin guard against the harmful UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.
Tea- formulations have been shown to reduce sun damage by destroying free radicals and reducing inflammation, when used in conjunction with an effective sunscreen. Where collagen has broken down, green tea's enzymatic action can result in firmer looking skin.
Cucumber- deceptively rich source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging, like cucurbitacins and cucumerin. They are rich in Vitamins A, B-5, C and K. Vitamin A fights dark spots, B-5 helps retain moisture, C very effectively combats wrinkles and sun damage, and K fights dark circles under eyes.
Olive oil- Rich in vitamins like Vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols and antioxidants, it is a highly effective component in neutralizing damaging free radicals, helping restore skins smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.
Tamanu- Tamanu oil, a traditional medicinal aid in the pacific islands, possesses a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. With antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, tamanu can be useful for those with skin irritations to promote heal and aid in prevention.
Chef Pyro, Executive Chef
LWM Welcomed Chef Pyro Rodriguez, executive chef at Shangri-La Springs
Chef is living the Chefs dream, running a restaurant that operates a garden and orchard on property.
Chef talked about his training, the property as a whole, the gardens and what that means for those that join him to dine. Where ingredients are sourced from, how the menus are created and defined and why- so interesting!
We discussed the dining room itself.
The dining room/great house is an art gallery- large format artists two months at a time, intimate seating overlooking the botanical gardens.
Chef also discussed with us the newest and most exciting addition to the menu: Lionfish!
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the exotic delicacy of the invasive lionfish that is destroying our local habitat.
Lionfish have no natural predators apart from humans and our local fish don’t recognize the lionfish as a predator so they don’t make an effort to avoid them. Lionfish eating habits are extreme. They eat ravenously until they are gorged and they eat everything, fish, crustaceans, mollusks and octopi, as a result, our local populations of native fish are being decimated, including local commercial fish like snapper and grouper. The future of our gulf is under threat, along with the future of the coral reefs our local fish help protect. Putting lionfish on the plate in the restaurant at Shangri-La Springs is an important step towards reducing their numbers while offering guests education and insight into the challenge of dealing with this invasive species.
Restaurant at SLS Serves dinner with live music from 5 to 8 PM every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, linger after dinner as the band continues to play and the organic beer and wine bar remain open. Lunch is 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Call 239-949-0749 for reservations.