Author: L. Schneider

Is your drycleaner a health hazard?

Posted on 16 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you found yourself driving home in the car, having just picked up freshly dry cleaned garments, desperately winding down the windows in order to breath or relieve a headache?

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Sunshine good for health

Posted on 15 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Vitamin D deficiency is a common health complaint for many people, even when they live in a sun-drenched country such as Australia. Vitamin D deficiency has become such a problem that doctors are now recommending an annual test and supplementation … Continue reading

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Most skincare chemicals were first developed for industrial use

Posted on 14 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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In the six years since Bill first wrote this, not much has changed except we, as consumers, are becoming better informed and our range of choices has expanded.

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Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack

Posted on 13 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Just as it is preferable to eat real, rather than processed foods, it is also best practice to have real vitamins, rather than processed or synthetic ones.

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Honey – can it be faked?

Posted on 9 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Honey is one of those products that nature offers us that is full of healthy attributes and medicinal properties, just the way it is. Made by bees not man, its hard to imagine why ‘we’ would tamper with the perfection … Continue reading

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Quick and fresh

Posted on 8 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Do our diets reflect a supermarket layout or do supermarkets reflect our diet? I am tipping it’s a little of both but when you look at the amount of space dedicated to processed foods compared to that given to fresh … Continue reading

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Breathing wellness

Posted on 7 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Do you know that every day you take over 21,000 breaths? That is 21,000 opportunities for toxic chemicals in the environment to enter your body ‚Äì 21,000 times your body has to cope with a potential chemical load that is … Continue reading

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Barcodes and country of origin

Posted on 6 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Label reading is an important skill to develop when seeking a chemical-free lifestyle and it pays to understand what information on a label can and cannot tell you. Recently an email has been widely distributed that suggests that by noting … Continue reading

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A cleaner school environment

Posted on 2 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you ever checked what cleaning chemicals your children’s school routinely uses to clean classrooms, toilets and general traffic areas? Large cleaning tasks such as public buildings and, of course, schools often use strong, chemical-laden cleaning products for an efficient … Continue reading

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Low fire danger clothing may be high chemical danger clothing

Posted on 1 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Many products in your home will have been treated with a flame retardant chemical. Everything from mattresses to DVD players, pillows, clothes, furniture and even televisions may have been treated with these flame retardant chemicals in the production process and … Continue reading

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