This article appeared in the Gippsland Farmer in January 2013 about the Chemical Maze. You can click on the image to read it in full.Continue reading Article in the Gippsland Farmer January 2013
Due to a certain amount of media coverage over the last few years more people are becoming aware of the problems that certain food additives and ingredients in cosmetics can cause; and so we read labels to avoid the nasties. But how many people know about the harmful effects of toxic chemicals in household products? […]Continue reading Home Safe
Because there are currently no regulations requiring manufacturers of household products to disclose the full list of ingredients on product labels, this is anyone’s guess. However, most commercial air fresheners are composed of a toxic mix of potentially dangerous chemicals. These include formaldehyde, hexylene glycol, naphthalene, paradichlorobenzene, phenol, xylene and synthetic fragrance. Three of these […]Continue reading What chemicals are in your air freshener?
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?Continue reading Is your drycleaner a health hazard?
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.Continue reading Sunshine good for health
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.Continue reading Most skincare chemicals were first developed for industrial use
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.Continue reading Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack
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 […]Continue reading Honey – can it be faked?
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.Continue reading Quick and fresh