Hey – You’ve got a new disease!

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There's something I want to clear up. An article about a 'new disease' has come into the lime light. Orthorexia Nervosa is the name. You can read here about it. Now, yes there are many eating disorders and yes, it is essential that people affected work with a practitioner for support and recovery, but my fear with this media coverage is that people are being made to think that we are 'being crazy' for insisting on a pure food source and opting to support a transparent and just food system at … [Read more...]

Lifting the lid on… fluoride

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Fluoride is a topic I discuss at length in my Low Tox Life e course  (coming up again Feb 26th) with the wonderful Holistic dentist and wellness educator Dr Ron Ehrlich and BMed Science, Naturopath, Clinical nutritionist and lecturer Tabitha McIntosh. Activist Erin Brockevich in the USA does a lot of work to raise awareness on fluoride in the water too. You can check a post out she wrote just today on the subject HERE. It just seems rather crazy to put a known neurotoxin into the drinking … [Read more...]

Really? The ‘worst’ fad diets are Paleo and I quit Sugar?

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The noise about food on the interwebs can get so loud sometimes. Eat this, don't eat that, do this don't do that... But today, when I read that the British Dietician's Association rated Paleo and quitting sugar among the worst extreme diets, well, I just had to laugh. Read the article here. The fact that these ways of eating are on a list that included the 'drink your own urine' diet is craziness. Why are all the packets of weirdness on the shelves not targeted as 'extreme' and 'crazy' … [Read more...]

Lifting the lid on Teflon in your child’s uniform

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Yesterday was the discovery of Teflon technology where I never expected it to turn up, when excitedly picking up my little man's very first school uniform. If you've read my post on Teflon (READ HERE TO GET UP TO SPEED about everywhere teflon makes it's way into) then you'll also know that DuPont the company who produces the technology have been forced to get it out of their non stick coatings by 2015. While the material replacing it is still frought with doubt by environmental schientists, it … [Read more...]

And the award for the MOST unsustainable packaged product goes to…

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I often go into supermarkets. They help me see what the advertisers are saying 'we need' and then help me formulate the arguement against. Synchronicity on today's curious little mission as I received this in my inbox from Danielle LaPorte today. Indeed. Those days are over! There is no arguement easier than the one I make today. Today, I saw this... That tiny, thin sachet of plastic with 'fresh herbs' already 'conveniently' chopped? $2.98 Better still - or tragically … [Read more...]

Vague symptoms and endless searching?

the answer lies in YOU

This week I invite Martin Mayer, Biomedical scientist of Concept Holistic Health, to dig up a case study of 'vagueness'. I hear so many of you who have made all the changes away from industrial foods, more veggies, good physical activity, and sometimes, it just isn't enough to get to the heart of the matter. You are absolutely not alone. I have been there myself and I cannot stress enough, the importance of learning more about your own biochemistry. Food is medicine but if there is an … [Read more...]

Chill Out

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This morning I came a cross a new "can" of drink called XYZ with "Chill Out" something or other as the tag line. I agree. It is so important to chill out. We do not do it nearly enough and being 'busy' is a modern epidemic we need to turn around just as much as obesity or heart disease. Well, this drink had 26g of sugar per can. I can guarantee you that your body will NOT be able to chill out with 4.5 tsp of sugar poured into it in a 5 minute time frame. So, let's review ways to actually chill … [Read more...]

Do you fall for this food label catch phrase?

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There is many a catch phrase on food packaging. One of the most common is 'no artificial ingredients' or 'additive free'. Do not be fooled. This does not mean you can trust the product and skip reading the ingredients. Exhibit A is a product that had a big "No artificial ingredients or preservatives" on the front. It doesn't matter what the brand was. It's this sort of thing that is still catching well meaning people thinking they're making a better choice. The best choice you can make is to … [Read more...]