Tag: family health
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 to infants and young children.Continue reading Baby wipes – making safer choices
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 terms of claims and ingredients.Continue reading Children’s toothpaste – what do you choose?
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.Continue reading Good food is meant to perish
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 trusted her without interfering in her choices.Continue reading Trusting children to make good food decisions
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 as we purchase pills and potions to assist us in the quest for good health.Continue reading Detox with a chemical-free pantry
Avoiding mercury during pregnancy is in the best interests of mother and baby. For the fetus, mercury exposure (which can be ingested or absorbed via the mothers skin) can result in brain and nervous system damage and also impacts on memory, attention, language and other skills once the child is born.Continue reading Avoiding mercury in pregnancy
Reducing the chemical load for you and your family doesn’t need to be difficult. There is one simple, easy to follow guideline that you can adopt immediately that will significantly effect health and wellbeing in the short and long term. And you can start right now.Continue reading Simple ways to reduce the chemical load
Food intolerances in children are a growing concern for many parents. There is no doubt that when we compare the incidence of food related allergies and intolerances now to thirty years ago, that something very fundamental has changed in what we eat.Continue reading Food intolerance is dose related in children.
Recent research has confirmed that it is not safe to dress babies in clothes that have been stored in naphthalene, a key ingredient in mothballs. Naphthalene is not a banned ingredient in Australia but experts are now calling for any products that use it as an ingredient to be removed from sale.Continue reading Naphthalene linked to infant blood disorders and brain damage
Many skin care products use alcohol as a solvent to lift dirt and oils from the skin. Cleansers, fragrances, hairsprays and deodorants are common products containing this kind of ‘cosmetic’ alcohol, which is denatured and undrinkable. The side effects of denatured alcohol include birth defects, neurotoxicity and skin irritations and given that the skin is […]Continue reading Alcohol-free skin care good for your skin, good for health