Tag: family health

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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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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Avoiding mercury in pregnancy

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Simple ways to reduce the chemical load

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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. … Continue reading

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Food intolerance is dose related in children.

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Naphthalene linked to infant blood disorders and brain damage

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Alcohol-free skin care good for your skin, good for health

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 … Continue reading

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