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Green things you can do for your Health


What can you do: For your Health?


cool introduction text about the things that people can do in their Health to make a change foor the better for both themselves and the environment

Carbon Emissions - Reduce or Offset, the Choice is Yours

Whether or not you believe in global warming, or climate change, it is irrefutable that carbon emissions pollute the air. This pollution affects the quality of the air we breathe, which is particularly bad for those with breathing problems, such as asthmatics. more

1. If you're worried that your children's toys contain lead, you can purchase a lead-testing kit from most paint stores.
2. Some scientists believe that the accumulation of chemicals in our bodies is causing an increase in allergies such as asthma and eczema. Try to use products that are labeled eco friendly or make your own. Bicarbonate soda is versatile and effective with a little elbow grease.
3. Walk short distances instead of using the car
4. Try to remove as much plastic from your home. Its toxic to your body and the earth.
5. Buy organic hair products
6. Eat healthy and make your meals from scratch
7. Use organic hair products
8. Get some indoor plants- house plants improve your indoor air quality
9. Only buy BPA Free plastic kitchen containers
10. Use all natural cleaning products
11. Check your cosmetics for toxic ingredients, there are guides online to help you.  

It's Autumn and Walnuts are in Season!

I think we often forget that nuts like fruit and vegetables are best eaten seasonally. Walnuts are a super nut and considered the best plant source of protein. There’s a decade worth of scientific studies that prove that a diet rich in walnuts can reduce heart disease more
Shea Butter

Shea butter is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used in cooking and healing. More commonly it can be found in cosmetics, lip gloss moisturizers, hair conditioners, skin moisturizers, sun block treatment, used in Africa to make prolong the life of percussion instruments, candle and soap making as well as a substitute for more
Despite Environmentalist Requests the FDA won't Ban BPA

The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that it won’t ban bisphenol A, the endocrine-disrupting chemical found in plastic and food products-not yet, at least. more
Some Hair Raising Information About the Dangers of Hair Dye

Many of us know the feeling of leaving the hairdresser on a cloud of happiness, our hair shining and bouncing like we’ve just filmed one of those ads. But, it is worrying that the chemicals used in these dyes can make us sick more
Soak Your Way To Good Health With Epsom Salts

Today I hope you enjoy this article because it’s going to give you an excuse to take time out from your hectic life. We are advocating having a bath in Epsom salts. Epsom salts are natural minerals that are non-toxic. Scientific studies have proven that Epsom salts are not just a gimmick. more
What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About the Contraceptive Pill

Women in first world countries are lucky enough to have choice when it comes to birth control, but our main method is still the pill, which was introduced in 1961. As wonderful as it is to have this option, we are increasingly seeing health problems associated with it, including weight gain, depression more
Have You Got an Undiagnosed Thyroid Problem?

I was inspired to do this article when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and found out that other people I knew, including my sister, had this condition. Apparently one in five people in America have a thyroid problem and approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia each year more
The Dangers in Energy Drinks

Over the last few years energy drinks, containing high levels of sugar and caffeine among other ingredients, have become very popular, especially with teenagers and young adults. These drinks are marketed as ‘energy’ drinks (as opposed to sports drinks which contain electrolytes), and claim to enhance physical performance more
BPA - Three initials you don't want in canned food

Canned food is quick, convenient and sometimes a lifesaver when you haven’t had time to shop. Most of us consume canned food at least once a week but did you know it may be detrimental to your health? more
EarthFirst iPad Magazine: Issue 1

Over the last few months we've been putting all our creative juices into the creation of our very first iPad magazine. The first issue features heaps of interesting articles, interviews, plastic facts, an eco fashion spread, a product guide for your whole body and lots more. more
Parabens - The Huge Health Risk in Your Cosmetics

Parabens are a group of chemicals that are widely used in cosmetics, moisturisers, tanning formulations and hair-care products (among other things). Parabens act as a preservative and have oestrogenic qualities. It is feared they may be linked to breast cancer more