230: BMI is a Useless Metric, Spring Cleaning Tips & Pineapple Guacamole - the GOOD, BAD & YUMMY

On Air with Ella - episode 230


This is a regular feature where I share one thing that I'm loving, one thing I'm not, and one super simple, yummy recipe.


THE GOOD: Spring Cleaning!

  • Things I do every day:

  • Make my bed - every. single. day

  • Put things away RIGHT THEN. I follow the 1 min rule.

  • Clean up kitchen every night, so that every day is fresh start!

NATURAL CLEANING HACKS!

All you need is water, lemon and vinegar for these natural cleaning options - and maybe an onion?

  • FAUCETS: Remove water stains with lemon

  • Simply rub a lemon half on the water stains. The citric acid helps remove hard water marks.


  • MICROWAVE: Clean even the tough grime easily with lemon

  • Cut a lemon into halves, squeeze the juice into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the cup

  • Microwave for 3 minutes; let it stand for 5 minutes without opening the door

  • The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can easily wipe the microwave clean!


  • SHOWER: Use white vinegar to remove shower head buildup

  • Vinegar dissolves the mineral deposits that accumulate in showerheads and cause reduced pressure and water flow

  • Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup

  • TIP: Run the shower before you hop in, or you might smelling like vinegar!


  • GRILL: Clean the grill with vinegar and an onion?!?

  • Heat the grill, then spray white vinegar onto the grates to loosen the residue

  • Next, scrub the grates with half an onion

  • The acid from the onion cuts the grime more easily!

Make your own natural cleaning solution - it's EASY!

This all-natural cleanser can be used on appliances, sinks, and quartz, granite and marble counters.

And, it’s EASY:

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 3/4 cup rubbing alcohol

  • 1 squirt natural dish soap

  • 5 - 10 drops peppermint, lemon, or orange essential oil

Just combine the ingredients in a spray bottle (shake well!), and spray!



THE BAD: Body Mass Index (BMI) as a Metric for Health


BMI is a ratio based a person’s height and weight. The BMI number is calculated