How Teflon has Helped to Spread PFOA Around the World |

Added February 27, 2013, Under: Environment

We have written about Teflon and non stick cookware before but the famous non stick coating is not just used for cookware. Its use is universal to such an extent that it is now said that PFOA – a chemical used in Teflon – is found in the blood of every human on Earth. This is the end result after the 70 years since the non stick coating was first introduced. It has also been added to products such as: Clothing Nail polish ...


This Ancient Home Remedy has So Many Uses Including Getting Rid of Those Pesky Bed Bugs |

Added , Under: Environment

There is a home remedy that is as old as the hills – it is diatomacious earth or DE – and comprises a light talc like powder made up of the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. How does DE work? When this powder is sprinkled on a bug that has an exoskeleton (such as bed bugs, ants or fleas) it rests between the small exoskeleton joints so that as the insect moves, the DE acts like razor blades cutting the insect up ...


A Few Home Truths About Extra Virgin & Other Olive Oils |

Added February 26, 2013, Under: Nutrition

Extra virgin olive oil has grown in popularity over recent years and is full of health benefits. Well known for being rich in antioxidants, olive oil has been proven time and time again to reduce the risk for many serious diseases. Extra virgin olive oil contains a high level of vitamin E and phenols while the oleic acid helps prevent colon cancer. In fact the less processed the olive oil is, the better for you. While we have written about many health ...


Soap is a Simple Word but Soap Making Can be Complicated |

Added February 21, 2013, Under: Diseases, Skin Conditions

We have a guest post today which is wonderful because I am busy moving house and my time is a bit stretched!  Cristy Ramos, who is a great supporter of all things natural, has written about how she makes natural soap... Soap is a simple word but, what is involved in a bar of soap? Or to take it further, what is involved in soap-making? Well, there are many types of soap I’m going to make a comparison between handmade soap and commercial ...


Brussels Sprouts for a Bite-Sized Boost |

Added February 19, 2013, Under: Nutrition

These tiny baby cabbages are really much more of a British vegetable than a Belgian one in spite of being named Brussels sprouts in honor of Brussels, the capital of Belgium - the country in Europe where they originated.  They are the stalwart of the turkey “and all the trimmings” dinner that the British inhabitants enjoy at Christmas. Try and learn to like and enjoy Brussels sprouts as often as you can. They lower cholesterol Brussels sprouts are a great source ...


The Demand for this Natural Sweetener Could be at the Expense of this Healthy Fat |

Added February 18, 2013, Under: Nutrition

With all the dangers associated with refined regular sugar – the sweet poison – could it be that there is is another type of sugar that can be used (in moderation of course) that can actually be beneficial?  Coconut sugar is similar in texture and taste to brown sugar but that is where the similarity ends. Coconut sugar has a surprising number of health benefits A low glycemic index or GI - low glycemic index foods can help balance and control health ...


Whether You Are An Airline Pilot Or A Frequent Flyer, Your Health Is At Risk |

Added February 13, 2013, Under: Environment, Skin Conditions, Technology

I was talking to a friend who told me about her young brother who works as a pilot for Air France. Not yet 40, he has already had skin cancer and he is facing up to the very real possibility that he can expect a shorter lifetime than average because of his career. Many passengers may not realize the very real dangers to their health that airline pilots and crew face when they keep on flying across the world. If you ...


How To Get Instant Results From These 5 Beauty & Skin Care Tips |

Added February 11, 2013, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Simple ingredients in your own home will give you a clearer skin almost at once. 1. Lemon and honey.  Take half of a fresh lemon (that has been cooling nicely in the refrigerator) and pour 3 to 4 drops from your jar of raw honey straight on to the cut side of the lemon. Cradle the half lemon in your hand, juicy side up, and rub straight on to your face, concentrating on any trouble areas. Leave the mixture on your ...


How About Introducing a No TV Tuesday or Media Free Monday in Your Home? |

Added February 10, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Parents

I have friends who do not even own a TV and I am envious of their self control. It would be too hard for me to do away with television altogether but it can certainly be limited to the benefit of all. I remember how there was a massive power failure in Southern California a year or two ago when my daughter and her family were literally without any electronic entertainment for a full 24 hours. Along with the neighbors in the ...


Grow One or More of these Indoors to Help Remove Toxins in Your Air Supply |

Added February 7, 2013, Under: Environment

8 plants that can easily be grown indoors to help keep your own local atmosphere fresh and toxin-free whatever time of the year.  And of course the bonus is that, apart from purifying your air supply, these plants have other uses too. 1. Rosemary can be used in cooking but like most of the needle-leaved plants, rosemary is especially useful to purify moist winter air. 2. Lavender is only suitable to grow indoors during the summer months because of needing plenty of ...

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