Here's a scary fact - more than 3,000 colours, flavourings, preservatives and other ingredients are added to food. And this doesn't even include the additives from the packaging, such as phthalates, bisphenol-A (BPA) and bisphenol-S (BPS)!
What's even scarier is that they don't undergo testing for hormone-disrupting activity, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Don't you find that cr... ››› more
Your favourite perfumed product (perfume, body wash, shampoo - you name it) might make you smell as fresh as a spring garden, but that designer scent probably contains toxic after-notes, according to new research.
A study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports that the fragrance industry uses up to... ››› more
Did you ever think being beautiful would be the reason you developed type 2 diabetes?
No longer is the fat slob with unhealthy foods all over their plate the only one at risk of diabetes. You, the girl who goes to gym everyday, eat salad and vegetables for lunch and dinner are also at risk. And it's just because you “take care” of yourself, wearing make-up and putting cream ... ››› more
To keep your baby healthy while he's growing inside you, you change your overall health. You avoid exposure to:
· Cigarette smoke;
· Mouldy cheese;
· Too much caffeine; and
· Unhealthy foods.
All because you want the best for your baby and for him to be born healthy.
But did you ever think putting on lotion and painting your... ››› more
According to the Going Green Cheap and Easy report, while the most intimate rituals you perform in your daily live involve the use of products to assist cleanse your skin, often these cleansing products are brimming with dangerous chemicals, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances. You'd do well to think of them as being the equivalent to lions parading in sheep's clothing. Here are three of t... ››› more
Phthalates are chemicals that are often added to plastics like sex toys, nail polish and artificial leather. Now, they're also part of a string of chemicals found to cause breast cancer, asthma, infertility and birth defects. Luckily, most organic products avoid using these chemicals in their packaging. Here's what you can do to keep your family safe…
Phthalates already have a bad reputation ... ››› more
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