The subject of calcium and where you get it from is a hotly debated one. I recall my mum’s childhood horror stories of the milkman delivering milk to her school in the early hours of the morning, exactly half a pint for each pupil. It was the days before fridges and chillers, and that milk delivered in the morning sat glistening in the sun all the way until morning tea – the result?
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Are you enjoying your daily chemical cocktail? – key takeaways from our Organic Food and Beauty Workshop
How to live a chemical free life can seem incredibly daunting when you begin thinking about changing your diet, beauty regime and overall lifestyle, with the average woman putting on about 515 synthetic chemicals every day – a cosmetic cocktail of industrial produced chemicals that have been linked to cancer, infertility, hormonal imbalances, and, in some cases, rather than delivering the ‘anti-ageing’ promise, are actually causing us to age faster.
Most adult New Zealanders will recall childhoods filled with memories of roaming the neighbourhood freely. Telling mum where you were going and being home in time for tea was one of few restrictions we had to respect. Minor cuts, scrapes, dirty finger nails and grass stains were par for the course. This was true even for urban children for whom backyards, pavements and parks offered the outdoor scope. Sadly, this right-of-passage is diminishing fast in the developed world.
Activated charcoal has been used for decades as an antidote for drugs and poison, as well as water filtration. But in addition to this it is a great remedy for general detoxification, digestion issues, gas and bloating. We encounter toxins in our every day lives from the processed foods we consume to the air we breathe, and so it is important to help our body eliminate them to promote healthy bodily functioning. It’s also a great natural teeth whitener!
Love is the key to a meaningful life, and our capacity to love ourselves determines our capacity to love others. We can so often forget this, and allow ourselves to be consumed by feelings of resentment, hate, regret, grief, jealousy and anger. So lets celebrate this momentous day of love not with jewelry, flowers or chocolates, but with heart openers instead
They may be small, but their importance in the world as we know it is beyond our understanding. Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, working tirelessly around the clock to make many of the things we take for granted (like human development itself on the earth!) possible.
Food packaging accounts for most of our plastic waste, and its often completely unnecessary. Example number one - I love cucumber, and its frustrating to go to the local supermarket and not be able to buy one that doesn’t come sealed in a long plastic tube. So this is where I encounter my first plastic-free-living problem. Do I buy the shrink-wrapped cucumber, or avoid cucumbers entirely for the rest of my life… So now you may be asking, how hard is it to live plastic free? Well, lets dive right in to the subject.
Plastic microbeads? Where you might find them and why they are a threat to the health of our waterways.
Long gone are the days where I vigorously scrubbed my acne prone face with Clean & Clear Morning Burst, in the hopes that all my teenage problems would disappear, and I’d be left with clean, fresh and smooth skin. Because lets be honest, that was our gravest issue at 16, and that $9 face wash came with the promise of everything we longed for – eternal beauty and happiness.
Little Bird's Jasmin Lim writes about those little plastic buggers