In case you haven’t noticed, organic foods are becoming more mainstream because of the growing knowledge that they’re so much better for you.
Makes sense, you think to yourself. There are no herbicides/pesticides used so obviously organic foods are better for you. However, there are more reasons (apart from the lack of chemical exposure) why ingesting organic foods is more optimal to your health and the health of the environment.
More and more fact-based studies are coming to light extolling the benefits of organic foods.
Here are the findings of just one of the studies. Conducted by the European Parliament’s Independent Research service, “Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture” has stated Read More
It’s enough to make you sick.
Most people don’t realise the amount of toxic chemicals which go into household cleaning products.
Some of the particularly nasty chemicals to look out for are as follows.
Phthalates: Phthalates occur in many fragranced household products. Products such as toilet paper, laundry/dishwashing detergents & air fresheners have phthalates in them (unless they’re fragranced with essential oils). Unfortunately though, you won’t see phthalates listed on labels as companies’ proprietary laws exclude them from having to disclose the nasties in their fragrances. Chemical tip : If the word “fragrance” is on a label, you can be pretty sure that phthalates will be part of the ingredients.
Perchloroethelene or “Percs” Read More
Wow. Where do I start?
Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution. In our oceans and waterways and on the ground.
It’s killing marine, bird and animal life by the billions every year. They ingest it and get caught up in it.
Our love affair with single use plastic has to end. Simple as that.
I see rubbish, plastic bags & water bottles wherever I go.
When walking my foster senior dog in the park I take a reusable bag with me to pick up rubbish as we walk.
On the side of the road, there’s plastic and litter everywhere.
On the beaches, Sea Shepherd have regular rubbish clean up days. Read More
Palm oil and/or it’s derivatives are found in approximately half of the packaged products sold worldwide. Some of these food products include bread, margarine, ice cream, biscuits, crackers, various chocolate products, instant noodles, cereals, doughnuts and potato chips.
Palm oil is also found in many packaged vegetarian/vegan food products so be aware of that.
This is just the beginning. Palm oil is also found in a huge number of personal care products (shampoo, conditioner, cleansers, moisturisers, exfoliators etc) and household cleaning products.
In fact it’s very hard to find products that are palm oil free.
You have to be a savvy label reader because there are over 200 names for palm Read More