Articles of interest

James Madison once said, “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives”. The following educational articles contain insightful knowledge to ‘arm yourself’ with, and more importantly, to act on in a positive manner. 

   
“Silent Spring” “Disturbed by the reckless use of synthetic chemical pesticides after World War II, Rachel Carson reluctantly changed her focus in order to warn the public about the long-term effects of misusing pesticides.”
“Atoms in agriculture” “Modern conventional farming methods employ the use of synthetic chemicals and fertilisers known as pesticides, which are sprayed or injected into the ground. Pesticides are hazardous to human health and the environm- ent, undermine local and global food security and threaten agricultural biodiversity.”
“Chemicals can make you fat-the medical evidence” “What is the cause of obesity? Why do current estimates suggest that women are gaining weight to the tune of 450g and men 225g each year despite the many diets they undertake? Could it be true that the chemicals is our food, skin care and detergents make us fat?”
“Regulations on the use of toxins in cosmetics” “With the exception of colour additives and a few prohibited ingredients, a cosmetic manufacturer may, on his own responsibility, use essentially any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without approval.”
“Become an ingredient detective” “Have you ever wondered what “NATURAL” actually meant when you read it on the bottle of “natural” or “organic” shampoo or skin care product you just bought? Or did you assume because the words “natural” and/or “organic” were used that it must be good for you and safe?”
“The World is Going Organic” “If the current growth rates are maintained, it is quite conceivable that the world’s agriculture will be fundamentally organic by 2020. In order to understand how this is possible one must understand two distinct phenomena in society: fads and trends.”
“Looking for the logo of guarantee” “The world is set for a food and farming revolution due to the lead taken by the Australian organic food and farming sector. We are moving from a reactive disease and sickness management industry to a preventative health management industry.”
“Organic cosmetics and natural beauty” “As the number of people who are concerned about toxins in our environment grows, more and more skin care companies are jumping on the “natural” and “organic” bandwagon for cosmetics and also for personal and body care products.”
“In-liven your health” “Death begins in the colon” 1908 Nobel Laurete, Ilya Mechnikov stated. “Today brilliant medical researchers from all over the world are refocused on the importance of probiotics in the diet, quietly reshaping the way medical science views health.”
“Mothers, prevent your daughters from getting breast cancer” “We live in a chemical soup. They’re everywhere, in everything and they’re here to stay. How many? It is estimated that since World War II more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals have invaded our world. About 40 million tons are manufactured worldwide.”
“Cleansing-preventative maintenance” “Lack of knowledge about how your body functions and ignoring its needs are major contributing factors to ill-health. You can no longer afford to neglect the important duty of looking after your most valuable asset, your own health”
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