We are slowly destroying life and ourselves
Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. It’s time to transition away from single-use plastics and dispose of our waste more sustainably.
There have been many media stories and images of sharks, whales and other species injured and killed by plastic waste, but for a while now, scientists have known that fish are ingesting small pieces of plastic. But it wasn’t clear how much of that was reaching our dinner plate. Ecologist Chelsea Rochman wanted to find out.
Rochman, who spoke at the @montereybayaquarium Sustainable Foods Institute, sampled fish from markets in
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Or what’s killing us
What future do our children have?
The toxic residues produced by industry over the past 2000 years have been conveniently overlooked. The Romans infamously used lead pipes and the lead drove them insane. More recently we switched to copper pipes but then it was discovered that as copper ages, the oxidised copper is harmful to our health and these were replaced with galvanised steel which were too expensive and today most people use plastic which presents another set of problems.
Modern society is driven by desires and some of them like access to clean water are vitally important whereas the desire for profits or to have the same stuff as one’s neighbours is totally
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So what about Bio-Oil?
Bio-oil is a product promoted as “the product for scarring and skin care”, but when we look at the ingredients its hard to see why anyone would ever want to put it on their body!
What’s in it?
Like Johnson’s Baby Oil, the Bio-Oil base is mineral oil, a bi-product of petroleum and not designed for use on our skin as mineral oil acts as a layer that’s difficult to absorb, it clogs the pores which slows the skins’ ability to eliminate toxins.
Botanicals. Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil) Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil) … No problem here as these oils are actually good for your skin but, they exist in a
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Do some products seem to make you or your family ill?
Aspartame or NutraSweet as it is more commonly known is a commonly used food additive and artificial sweetener found in over 5000 food products, including medicines, diet drinks and chewing gum.
Aspartame is a white, odourless powder, approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. It is used in many foodstuffs throughout the world principally as a low calorie alternative to natural sugar.
It is marketed under several brand names, including Canderel® and NutraSweet®, and is labelled E951 in Europe. Aspartame is stable when dry or frozen but it breaks down and loses its sweetness over time when stored in liquids at temperatures above 30°C
It is primarily thought to
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A cornerstone of modern civilisation
Rubbish is not a third world problem, plastic waste is everyone’s problem.
Plastic is used everywhere – from plastic bags to light fittings, from bubble wrap to cling film and car parts. Plastic is the common name given to products made from oil that have undergone a chemical reaction known as polymerisation, a process where an unimaginably huge number of small molecules are linked together to form the plastics we use and consume today. If you think you are not eating plastic, please read on.
Some say that we are in The Age of Plastic
Plastics have been with us for many years and new generations of hybrid plastics are appearing as composites and
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Pure white and deadly
Natural sugar cane
The phrase ‘pure white and deadly’ has been around for a long time and few people seemed to care until it’s too late, but others are awakening and dropping it from their diet.
We instinctively know that sweet things are safe to eat as in nature sweet foods are safe to eat and mothers may notice that babies will readily eat sweets, but it takes about 15 attempts before the baby will eat savoury foods. This is because we instinctively trust sweet foods, but in nature we eat them with the fibre.
Sugar is a modern food additive that has no nutritional value and is not required for our survival.
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Strength for the body at the expense of our humanity
While animal and fish protein provides power and growth factors that make us strong, there is a cost. Meat takes longer to digest and it’s often laden with hormones and other agricultural chemicals like ractopamine that is used in beef, pork, turkeys and other food animals.
The same growth and performance can be gained from a vegetarian or semi vegetarian diet and lifestyle as documented by the famous author Michio Kushi who developed the concept of Macrobiotics.
By eating meat, the body becomes burdened by the weight of emotion the animal was carrying at the moment of its death combined along with all the toxins and environmental poisons
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A solution to many current health problems
Ideas about what we should eat have been circulating since time immemorial, but by and large what we have eaten in the past has been purely based on individual needs for survival. There was a time when there were plenty of game animals and then we moved on to farming.
Economics came to play a role in what we ate, in many countries those who were poor ate what they could grow or gather, and those who were more affluent ate meat. In some ways this scenario is little changed because meat has become such an expensive commodity.
During the period of rapid cultural shift post World War II, millions of people became
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Hold the sneezes
Hayfever affects many people over the summer months but there are things that can trigger outbreaks of sneezing, watery or puffy eyes anytime through the year.
Hayfever can be seen as an oversensitivity inside the nasal cavities, sometimes all it takes is a few grains of dust or pollen that triggers about of sneezing, watery eyes, a streaming nose or a combination of all three.
No one really knows what causes hayfever but it’s suspected as being a weakened immune system and a mild overload of toxins in the body. While the use of antihistamines can reduce the symptoms, it’s almost impossible to prevent.
So really, if you suffer from hayfever then you have to learn to
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