Enzyme-based laundry detergents are marketed to us as superior performance stain removers. Enzymes are harvested from micro-organisms such as bacteria and added to many detergents under a range of trade names or disguises. Read More…
Some food colours in the range 160-163 are generally considered safe and may even be beneficial for health (except 160b, 106c, 160d).
Not every food coloured in the range red, yellow, orange or violet need be avoided if these mostly plant-derived colours have been used. In particular, foods rich in betacarotene and Vitamin A will be naturally vibrant and have health promoting value.
Chemical dyes like synthetic colourants canthaxanthin and astaxanthin have been used to colour farm-bred salmon.
Fish farmers select from 16 shades of pink on a ‘Colour Fan’ provided by fish food manufacturers ‚Äì the same way we would choose a paint colour for the lounge room wall.
Baby skin itself provides a perfect, natural protection for infants that needs little interference from the chemical-based products we find in the baby care aisle of a supermarket.
Toxic chemicals such as Diethanolamine (DEA) are best avoided by mothers-to be. Pregnant families who choose a healthy chemical-free lifestyle can provide a ‘best-possible’ environment in which a developing fetus can grow.
Peanut butter is a chemically enhanced, synthetic liquid slime. From the mould inhibitors used in the growing and storage process, to the rancid fats released in the roasting process, the nutritional value of peanut butter in a child’s diet is highly questionable.
My two year old insists on calling toothpaste ‘poo paste’. The wisdom of the young never ceases to amaze me.
Most commercial toothpastes are quite literally loaded with ‘crap ‚Äì ingredients that are harmful, especially for little ones who don’t cope with the toxic load of life like adults simply because they are smaller.
You read labels diligently because you know there are many ingredients that you are intolerant to or wish to avoid for health reasons.
You know that additives in the range 620 to 622 represent the MSG family and as you are one of the 40% of people have an MSG intolerance you especially avoid the processed food that contains them.
Around thirty percent of people claim to have sensitive skin and skin allergies and for many the shift to hypoallergenic cosmetic products is a necessity.
But did you know that in order to claim a product is hypoallergenic; a cosmetic manufacturer simply needs to remove the fragrance and artificial colours from their product?
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the theme of the World Health Day 2011 (7 April). AMR and its global spread threatens the continued effectiveness of many drugs used today to treat serious diseases. Read More…