Our mothers say to eat a little bit of everything in moderation – but let’s play favourites for a minute and talk about some foods that are so stupendous for our health, they deserve to be eaten more often.
Garlic: we’re not suggesting eating a raw clove – but do grate it into sauces, casseroles, or infuse olive oil with it. The more garlic you eat, the more healthy you are likely to feel – garlic is a natural antiviral and antimicrobial so eating it or taking a garlic supplement is a great way to maintain your health.
Pollution is no longer just a term for the air outdoors – we’re hearing a lot about ‘indoor air pollution’ these days, our own houses’ version of sooty skies and car fumes. Considering that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors in Australia*, indoor pollutants have just the same potential to cause damage to our health than the good old outdoor pollution we’ve been aware of for decades. While eliminating all indoor pollutants is just not possible, there are a number of simple solutions that reduce them effectively and improve indoor air quality and our health along with it.
How much of your budget should be allocated to ‘organic’ and ‘natural’? Trying to buy all organic food, clothing and skin care can prove expensive – and it turns out some items count more than others when organic and natural are concerned. We’ve come across a list of 12 items that really should be bought organic or natural – and a lot of them are surprising! So, what’s on the list?
Spending our work day sitting down at a desk is not good for our health in the short and long run. People regularly report tiredness and a loss of energy mid-afternoon, and long hours sitting also increase the risk of weight gain and obesity. In the long run the effects of prolonged sitting are more sinister, with studies showing a clear correlation between six or more hours spent sitting down and an earlier death rate (in both men and women). What’s a sitting worker bee to do?
We’ve recently relocated one of our offices and decided to compile a list of helpful tips that worked for us – whether you are moving house or office, they should work for you too!
8 glasses, 2 litres, first thing in the morning, never with meals – and then there’s remembering to drink water altogether! Staying hydrated is one of the most crucial things for our health – inside and out. And not all drinks count towards our daily dose of water – but some foods do!
Do you turn the bottle/jar/tube around to look at the ingredients when pondering the purchase of a new skin care product? With most ingredients list looking like a bunch of gibberish, even if you do read through how many ingredients will ring a bell and be readily identifiable? Continue reading
Without advocating a return to boiling and scrubbing laundry with an oversized bar of soap, we still think most commercial laundry liquids and stain removers have a lot to answer for. Continue reading
This amazing little film has almost reached 800,000 views in its first year of existence – and its creators are hoping it will reach 1 million views on its birthday. If you haven’t watched it yet, please do – it could be a life-changing 8 minutes… Continue reading
There’s been a lot of publicity recently in Australia about the potentially dangerous ingredients in our skincare products, particularly sunscreens.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has conducted a study on sunscreens sold in America and found that 60% of those currently on the market are not as safe or as effective as you might expect; many were found to contain chemicals that can, ironically, cause potentially irreparable damage to the skin. The EWG research identified oxybenzone, a potentially dangerous hormone-disrupting compound, was contained in about 60 percent of the 500 sunscreens analysed. Continue reading