Without the optimal level of nutrients that were available in our foods 100 â 200 years ago, we are not receiving enough nutrition to maintain health. You can learn more about this on my blog post here.
We are now bombarded every day of the week by advertisements for the latest and greatest vitamin and mineral supplements.
The buzz online at the moment is BPA (Bisephenol A) and itâs just as dangerous and just as insidious chemical cousin, BPS (Bisephenol S).
My blood hound researchers nose was once again tweaked recently. This time it was in relation to silicone products.
I used to take everything I was told at face value. After years of being mislead and it affecting my health and sanity, I now like to check everything myself - against credible sources like scientific reports, studies, clinical trials and production processes.
When I started to check out silicone, I wasn't entirely happy with what I learnt.
I was wondering around my local Coles supermarket today trying to see how many stock items have at least one âgreenâ, eco or certified organic choice available.
End result? Not many.
Every Eco Mum needs only 3 things in her Essentials Cupboard:
I am ALL for the slip slop slap etc regimen and intend on following it to the letter each time Smudge & I are outside. Fair Celtic skin + sunburn = not a good combination.
After my research into the chemical substance formaldehyde found in just about every cleaning agent, soap, shampoo, toothpaste & clothing item in our homes, I kept digging around.
It never ceases to amaze me what kind of substances & chemicals are ALLOWED to be included in foodstuffs, clothing for kids & infants, medicines, formulas, cleaning products & supposed “natural” products...
Take formaldehyde for example. Its a naturally occuring chemical substance (carbon, hydrogen & oxygen) however it is also a KNOWN carcinogenic... which means it is known to cause cancer.
Yes, ok, I agree that breast is always best as the first option for your bubba.
Its the eco friendly, baby friendly, Mama Gaia friendly way to feed your bubba & give them the best start in life.
But... what if you can’t breast feed for whatever reason?
A passionate activist, author and social entrepreneur with a business that impacts both the planet and communities around the globe, Louisa Jane is also a full time single mother to her two young children.
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