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Table of Contents:

  • Organics in the News
  • Chemical Ingredient Highlight
  • Useful Tip for Chemical-Free Living
  • Organic Supplement Product Info
  • Healthy Organic Recipe
  • A touch of humor/Inspiring story/Quote

It’s October already and the garden is looking beautiful with lots of flowers and blossoms everywhere. The vegie patch is also looking healthy, especially the spinach and silverbeet and I am just loving the warmer days in the garden. I have just planted some zucchini, lebanese cucumbers and lettuce so lets hope they thrive. Enjoy reading this month and make sure you try my Tofu Green Curry Recipe as it's delicious and very easy to make.



Organics in the News

Study links Parkinson's disease to long-term pesticide exposure.

Scientists have found further evidence of a link between Parkinson's disease and long-term exposure to pesticides.

A study of more than 300 people with the neurological disease — which can affect movements such as walking, talking and writing — found that sufferers were more than twice as likely to report heavy exposure to pesticides over their lifetime as family members without the disease.

The new research, led by American scientists, looked at the lifetime pesticide exposure of 319 Parkinson's patients and more than 200 of their relatives without the disease. The results, published a few months ago in the journal BMC Neurology, showed that people with Parkinson's were 1.6 times as likely to report an exposure to pesticides in their lifetimes compared with the controls.

In addition, people with the Parkinson's were 2.4 times as likely as people without the disease to report heavy exposure to pesticides, classed as more than 215 days over a lifetime. Of the 3,000 carers surveyed, most of whom were family members, less than 2% had had similar exposure," said Breen. "This demonstates that pesticides may be contributing to nerve cell death in some people with Parkinson's, but is unlikely to be the only cause."

Symptoms of the disease first tend to appear when a patient is older than 50, and can include tremors and muscle rigidity. The Parkinson's Disease Society estimates that around 10,000 new diagnoses of the disease are made ever year in the UK.

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Pesticide Exposure

Chemical Ingredient Highlight


Lanolin is an emulsifier and emollient. It is perfectly safe itself but cosmetic-grade lanolin can be contaminated with carcinogenic pesticides such as DDT, dieldrin, and lindane, in addition to other neurotoxic pesticides.

Potential Effects: May cause allergic skin reactions, acne and contact dermatitis.

Cosmetic Uses: Lipstick, mascara, nail polish remover, eye shadow, hair conditioner.

Other Uses: Pesticides

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The information on Lanolin was sourced from “The Chemical Maze Shopping Companion”. Your guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients. Bill Statham 3rd Edition 2005 Possibility.com

Useful Tip

Eggshells are a great addition to your compost because they are rich in calcium- a nutrient that helps plants to reach their maximum growth. Crush them before you put them in to help them to break down faster.

Organic Supplement Product Info

Berry Radical

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Contains certified organic, antioxidant-rich raw cacao (chocolate), fruits, berries and marine micro algae to support healthy immune function and protect cells.

Contains a wide spectrum of nature’s most powerful antioxidants: hydroxytyrosol, zeaxanthin, alpha and beta- carotene, lutein, lycopene, anthocyanin, cryptoxanthin, xanthophyll, epicatechin, quercetin, punicalagins and ellagic, chlorogenic, gallic, ferulic and caffeic acids from organically grown chocolate, berries, fruits.

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The ingredients in Berry Radical have been proven to assist the body in neutralising free radical damage.

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Healthy Organic Recipe

Tofu Green Curry


  • 3 2-3 reaspoons of green curry paste
  • 250grams of firm tofu diced in small cubes
  • 2-3cm of fresh ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 red onion finely sliced lengthways
  • 250ml of coconut cream
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar or pear juice concentrate
  • 1 medium orange sweet potato cut into 5cm chunks
  • 400grams of butternut pumpkin peeled and cut into 5cm chunks
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into 2cm thickness
  • 1 small head of broccoli cut into small florets
  • handful of snow peas
  • few sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 1tsp pepper


Add curry powder, ginger, garlic and onion in pot and sauté on gentle heat for few minutes. Add coconut cream, fish sauce, cup of water, kaffir leaves, tofu, coriander, sweet potato, pumpkin and carrots. Cover and slowly simmer for 15 minutes. Add greens and simmer for further 10 minutes until cooked. Garnish with some coriander and serve with white or brown rice. Enjoy!

For more healthy recipe ideas please see my full listing at Organic Food Recipes

Quote of the month:

“Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.” Katherine Sharp

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please send me an email. I would love to hear from you.

Health and Happiness

Miranda Waddick