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Baby wipes – making safer choices

Posted on 19 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you ever considered the chemicals that might be used in the manufacture of baby wipes? Although many claim to be sensitive to babies skins and contain skin conditioning ingredients, many brands also contain several preservatives that can be harmful … Continue reading

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Children’s toothpaste – what do you choose?

Posted on 18 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The toothpaste section of the supermarket seems to continue to expand, and one area where this is particularly obvious is in the area of children’s toothpaste. I recently compared two brands of children’s toothpaste to see how they differed in … Continue reading

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Good food is meant to perish

Posted on 17 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Normal, natural healthy food is meant to go off. This is one sign that the food has not been tampered with by manufacturers, or otherwise denatured.

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Trusting children to make good food decisions

Posted on 16 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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As a mother, I feel really proud of my children when I let them make their own food choices and they choose well. Today my five year old asked if she could pack the snacks for our outing and I … Continue reading

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How can a product containing GM oil and GM corn be labelled ‚Äòall natural’?

Posted on 12 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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In a class action headed up by a consumer in the USA this week, this question has been asked of a major food manufacturer. Many food producers have taken advantage of our desire to be healthier and started to label … Continue reading

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Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods

Posted on 11 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Reading ingredient labels to hunt down and avoid harmful chemicals is important if you wish to eat well and be well. It is a skill that gets easier over time and actually makes your shopping experience much simpler as it … Continue reading

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Yes to spices, no to artificial flavours

Posted on 10 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Next time you open a sachet of powdered flavouring to add to noodles, stop and think what else you could use from your pantry. The sachet most likely contains at least one form of MSG and a range of other … Continue reading

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Detox with a chemical-free pantry

Posted on 9 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A new year is, for many people, a time to develop new and healthier habits in life. One common resolution is to do a detox, especially after the indulgences of the festive season, and whole industries experience a boom time … Continue reading

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Ingredients in cheese slices – quick review

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Cheese slices are promoted to us as a source of calcium and vitamin D. Low fat versions are available and the marketing message is clear about their place in our daily dairy intake.

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Allergy to sodium benzoate 211 a common complaint

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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An allergy to sodium benzoate (211) can be a challenging allergy to manage. Sodium benzoate (also shown as 211 on labels) is a preservative used in many foods and beverages and can be difficult to avoid.

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