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5 reasons to fit a shower filter

I was catching up on the latest natural living posts from around the web and this post 5 reasons to use a shower filter from Wellness Mama really struck a chord, we use a Brita filter for our drinking water and a filter in the kettle, we use fish water (out the tank) to water our plants and have thought about having a filter system fitted for the whole house but not really looked into it properly. This is a great post that makes me think we need to get one ASAP!

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Thank you to Wellness Mama for this great post:

Most of us know the importance of drinking enough water and filtering it to avoid harmful chemicals or contaminants, but did you know that shower water can be just as harmful (if not more so) than drinking water?

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Things to know before you spray perfume on your body

Have you walked behind someone and inhaled a massive stench of sickly perfume or been on the bus when some idiotic teen is spraying lynx all over themselves? It’s gross right, especially if you don’t wear it yourself, it catches the back of your throat, irritates your breathing and feels claustrophobic.

Well not only is it offensive to your nose, it’s also really bad for your body.

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According to a new report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, seventeen name brand perfume products were found to contain a “complex cocktail of natural essences and synthetic chemicals – often petrochemicals,” including diethyl phthalate, a chemical linked to sperm damage in adult men and abnormal development of reproductive organs in baby boys. Lab results revealed an average of 14 chemicals secretly lurk in common fragrances; some of which have been linked to hormone disruption and allergic reactions while others have not even been assessed for safety in personal care products.

Chemicals from perfumes, cosmetics, and personal care products are absorbed through the skin and inhaled with applied or sprayed. This pollution begins in the womb: a 2009 EWG study found synthetic musk chemicals Galaxolide and Tonalide in the umbilical cord blood of newborn infants.

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An eyeopening map of proposed fracking sites in UK

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Are you aware of how much of the UK will be affected by fracking?
Look at your area, are you ready for contaminated water, they use up-to 600 chemicals?, gas coming out of your taps?

Look forward to nosebleeds, projectile vomiting, rashes, severe headaches, infertility, thyroid problems, cancer, neurological, pulmonary, gastroenterological, dermatological, immunological, hematological, endocrinological, ophthalmological, reproductive, and genetic illnesses and abnormalities.

Not to mention pet deaths, animal deaths and the environmental impact.
Find out more before its too late:

http://frack-off.org.uk/locations/ http://www.dangersoffracking.com/

Microwave danger!

Microwaves are a feature in nearly every American home and in a lot of UK homes too. Yet their dangers are well documented.

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A Swiss study led by biologist and food scientist Dr. Hans Hertel identified the effects of microwaved food. For eight weeks, eight people lived in a controlled environment and intermittently ate raw foods, conventionally cooked foods and microwaved foods. Blood samples were tested after each meal. The microwaved food caused significant changes in blood chemistry.

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Top 10 tips to enhance your health

” The European Union has admitted that 99 per cent of the volume of chemicals on the market are inadequately regulated, 21 per cent of Europes highest volume chemicals have no safety data publicly available and 86 per cent have less than the minimum amount of date publicly available to make even a basic safety assessment”

Taken from World-Wide fund for nature website

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To help you on your way to living purer without toxins I have compiled a handy top 10 tips guide to enhance your health for you to browse through, if you can do all 10 then you get an A star but seriously even changing one thing makes you awesome and on your way to detoxify your body from years of nasty chemicals.

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Reusable menstrual pads FDA charges $4,000 a year fee

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Find quality reusable pads at www.gladrags.com

I am appalled by what I read on Natural News today. Really what is the world coming to? land of the free – my arse!!

(Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca, with additional editing by Natural News and Naked wild and free)

The FDA has decided that reusable menstrual pads[1] are Class I Medical Devices. That means those who manufacture these products must pay an annual fee of THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS to continue doing so. Not only must these ladies armed with sewing machines pay taxes on their income, they must pay a charge to the FDA to continue making a living this way. FDA Regulation #884.5435 states that a reusable menstrual pad maker must be “FDA compliant” — which means they must pay a yearly registration fee of $3,646 to remain in business for 2015 and a fee of $3,872 for 2016.

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Handy list to avoid toxins in food

There is so much information it can be overwhelming to start off on a purer journey, we started by looking at and changing the food and drink we had, this is a huge step and I know from experience it can be mind boggling. So here is a handy guide for you to print off to take shopping, this is just a basic starting off list, we have moved so far on our journey now that we avoid so much more but I don’t want to overwhelm you or put you off.

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Dangers of fake bake tanning

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As the festive season is quickly approaching, Fake Bake mobile tanning units are popping up in my town and I guess in yours to. You can also buy the stuff online to tan yourself at home. Popular with celebrities, they have been deemed by the media and tanning salons as ‘a healthier way to tan’, they big them up by saying ‘Fake Bake uses botanical ingredients and advancements in their products have allowed them to remove ingredients such as parabens and artificial preservatives from their tanning products’. Ohh you think, they must be OK, in fact a local representative said

“Fake bake is suitable for anybody, young or old, is also safe to use if you are pregnant ( after 12 weeks) all skin tones, and can be used on many different skin conditions, with no irritation.”

Lets dig a little bit deeper, as I always advise you all to do with any product you are putting on your skin.

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Children naughty? have they had a fruit shoot?

Fruit shoots are marketed as a children’s soft drink, they are sold everywhere, offered by well-meaning parents in packed lunches and even given out on school trips. Not to mention the copious toddlers who I see with them hanging out their mouths whilst in the pram. I guess they are popular because of the bottle size, the ease in which to close and reopen the bottle and the fact it’s got ‘fruit’ in it. I am also amused by the low sugar claim on the bottle when although correct they omit to add ‘full of sweeteners instead’

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Dandelion an amazing ‘weed’

 

Not only are dandelions great for bees but the are also great to eat in a salad, please don’t class them as ‘weeds’ because they are so much more, you can eat the leaves and the petals, make teas and coffee too.  They are also good for your health as shown in the following post from Homesteadingsurvival.com

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Dandelion Health Benefits :

1) Cancer: the root extract is unique, and is one of the only things found to help with chronic myelomonocytic Leukemia and It is effective in treating Breast Tumors.

2) Detoxification of vital organs: Because of the diuretic abilities of dandelion root, it is beneficial for flushing out the Liver, Kidneys and Gallbladder. İt works great to purify the blood and cleanse the system. This also makes it a good herb for Fighting İnfections.
It is also used for Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout and Rheumatism.

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