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Sunshine good for health

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 may be warranted for some people year round. Read More…

Honey – can it be faked?

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 of nature and compromise the health benefits of pure, natural, unfiltered honey that comes directly from bees to our tables without any real need for processing. Read More…

Quick and fresh

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 foods the lack of balance is very obvious. Read More…

Barcodes and country of origin

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 the first couple of digits in a barcode, you can figure out where a product is made. Read More…

A cleaner school environment

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 clean that meets stipulated hygiene standards. Read More…

Low fire danger clothing may be high chemical danger clothing

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 by law, infants bedding and sleepwear must be treated. Read More…

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