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Eczema problems and enzyme washing powder

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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Food colours and safe choices

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 … Continue reading

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Farmed salmon is artificial colour salmon

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Eczema babies benefit from nature

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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Pregnancy and DEA don’t wash

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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Artificial ingredients in peanut butter a health concern

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Flouride – a daily dose of toxin

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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MSG – Toxic, silent and deadly additive

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Hypoallergenic cosmetics can still irritate skin

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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World Health Day highlights the dangers of antibiotics

Posted on 18 May 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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