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Table of Contents:
- Organics in the News
- Chemical Ingredient Highlight
- Useful Tip for Chemical Free living
- Organic Skin Product Highlight
- Healthy Organic Recipe
- A touch of humor/Inspiring story/Quote
It’s November and the last month of Spring here in Australia. Its time to prepare the garden for summer, start shopping for Christmas and plant those lettuce and tomato seeds in the veggie patch!
Organics in the News
Pregnancy Cleaning Concerns.
October 7 2008
Pregnant women are too freely exposing their unborn babies to household chemicals that could be damaging their lung development and making them vulnerable to asthma in childhood, a leading child health expert warned.
"We have increasing evidence that everything from the pesticides used on roses to the bleach in the bathroom impact badly on the developing lungs of unborn babies but this evidence has yet to change behaviour in Australian homes," Prof Sly said. (a World Health Organisation collaborator with the Telethon Institute for Child Health in Perth)
"We need some strong public health messages around this so parents realise what they are doing."
"Natural products your grandmother would have used, like bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice and vinegar, are going to be much better for developing foetuses," he said.
"And contrary to all the ads on television, it's probably wrong to be obsessive about cleaning. I'm not saying we should all live in squalor but commonsense should prevail."
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Chemical Ingredient Highlight
Preservative. Found in everything from makeup remover to shaving cream. These chemicals act as preservatives, extending a product’s shelf life by inhibiting bacterial growth. They’re used in tens of thousands of products, and are found in many items-- even some processed foods--that claim to be “natural” or “hypoallergenic” (terms that aren’t governed by federal standards or definitions).
Potential Effects:: May cause allergic reactions; endocrine disruption; contact dermatitis; toxic in animals by ingestion. Linked to several hormone related diseases including breast cancer and fetal development in pregnant women and abnormal development of male reproductive systems.
Cosmetic Uses: Many cosmetic and personal care products
Other Uses: Used in various processed foods
Other Names: Esters of hydroxybenzoic acid, butylparaben>propylparaben>ethylparaben>methylparaben
Ensure you read ingredients labels, become an ingredient detective and aim to avoid products containing this chemical. For further information please refer to websites below:
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The information on Parabens 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 for Chemical- Free Living
To stop the bleeding and soothe the pain from a lost or recently pulled tooth, wet a tea bag with cool water and press directly onto tooth socket.
Organic Skin Product Highlight
Garnet Exfoliant (normal skin)
Miessence polished alluvial garnet works effectively to clear congestion resulting from a build-up of dead, dry surface skin cells. The best scrub ever, with a fresh citrus blend of organic lemon, bergamot and orange.
A build up of dead skin cells causes a rough and dull appearance. Exfoliating the top layers of dehydrated cells promotes a youthful, glowing skin.
Squeeze a small amount of exfoliant onto damp fingertips and GENTLY massage onto damp skin using a small circular motion, paying particular attention to T-zone if necessary.
Use a few times a week for normal/combination/oily/clogged skin. Do not exfoliate blemished skin, to avoid spreading infection
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Healthy Organic Recipe
- 2 cups of self raising flour
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup fresh shredded and drained beetroot
Sift dry ingredients together in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Cook for 25-30 minutes in round non stick cake tin at 170’C or until firm in middle, then cool and ice if desired.
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Organic Food Recipes
Quote of the month:
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
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