How often have you reached into the back of the cupboard to find a couple of soft wrinkly potatoes trying to grow more little potatoes from itself? Should you ever eat them? Answer: NO! ☠️
So what’s so wrong with eating potatoes that are soft and have sprouted? It contains a poison called solanine which if you eat enough of can cause diahorrea, vomitting and headaches. 😷Potatoes should also not be eaten if green. And cooking doesn’t make it any less toxic.
Top tip especially for those looking for activities through a long hot school summer holidays 😬 use your mouldy old sprouty spuds to make potato stamps instead 🎨(modelled here by a lovely mini G&P - and yes the paint went absolutely everywhere) 👨🎨👨🎨 👨🎨
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So whether or not you think this is total hogwash or not here are some proven studies into human behaviour on a full moon which I think are pretty FASCINATING:
* more babies are born on a full moon when the gravitational pull is higher than on a average night of the month 👶🏻
* crime rates tend to be higher on a full moon 🚓
* more people are admitted to hospital with animal bites on a full moon than on the rest of the month 🐺
* menstrual cycles can be affected by the moon 🌼
* sleep can be affected by the full moon (by up to nearly 20 minutes according to one study) which of course has a knock on effect with mood and behaviour 😩Most of the reasons for these are unknown.
Here 👆are some of us going for a full moon swim last night. Sleep WAS pretty bad - but was it the late night swim, the full moon or the high heat? Don’t care really, it was still pretty special.
Happy full moon!
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Also known as Magnesium Sulfate - there are very few people I wouldn’t recommend benefitting from a magnesium salt bath a few times a week.
Magnesium is one of the minerals we are all probably most likely to be deficient in. A result of 3-4 decades of depletion in our soils and less daily eating of magnesium rich sources such as leafy green vegetables.
Mg is responsible for over 300 functions in our body and is very well absorbed through the skin. I quite often recommend a salt bath as an alternative to taking an oral supplement. Or @betteryou_ltd do a wonderful magnesium spray if baths aren’t your thing. 🛁
As well as being a WONDERFUL thing to add into your life via skin and of course increasing in your dietary sources, for those green fingered followers will be pleased to hear magnesium sulfate can also be added to your garden! Here I am 👆 adding some Epsom salts to my tomatoes! It makes them sweeter and juicier and of course increases the magnesium content so therefore benefitting me. 🍅🍅🍅
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Did you know a lot of people have lost their thirst reflex? By the time we are REALLY thirsty it generally means your body isn’t just thirsty but dehydrated.
With my children there is begging, pleading and arm twisting to get them to drink enough water in the warm weather and whilst on holiday - who wants to drink when you can make sandcastles right?
There are so many GREAT reusable water bottles out there. @bobbleuk@chillysbottles @watertogo. OR if you’re my husband you could get your children some of these wildly inappropriate ** official @loveisland bottles which have a compartment to add chopped fruit to jazz up your water. (**secretly think these are the 💣) But hey the kids are definitely drinking more...
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When life gives you lemons, and you’re sick of lemonade, make an insect repellant!
Insects (including all the pesky flies around at the moment) don’t like certain smells including citrus and cloves. You can use #essentialoils or if you don’t have these just good ol’ lemon peel with cloves can do the trick. Make sure the lemon is really ripe and has a good smell (note unless the lemon is unwaxed and #organic it’s unlikely to give off much smell - or flavour!)
Nature has so much to give us, I love finding new ways to use old food which might go to waste and put it to good use. 🔄
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