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Eco Girl I am here to improve the planet, one person at a time, one household at a time, and one family at a time :-)
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Healthy gut = Healthy mind 👊🏻
16/05/2016

Healthy gut = Healthy mind 👊🏻

30/07/2015

Find out why Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo is not advisable for infants and what the alarming effects of shampoo chemicals on children are.

22/06/2015

All the protein, none of the meat.

21/06/2015

"All minerals, including calcium, come originally from the ground and enter animals through plants. Which means plants are loaded with calcium, iron, zinc, copper, etc., and the more plants you eat, the more minerals you acquire. To put it even more clearly: all-plant diets are sufficient to meet the needs of growing children and adults (infants need breast milk). The most serious mistake a person can make is to believe cow’s milk is a “good” and necessary source of calcium. Heart disease, cancer, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, and infectious disease are only a few of the common consequences of drinking milk from other animal species."

- Dr. John McDougall

Dairy devastates health, the environment, and the animals whose milk and babies are taken from them. At its core, dairy production depends on the exploitation of female reproduction, and the destruction of motherhood. Learn more at humanefacts.org/humane-dairy/

Calcium is found abundantly in plant foods as well as in many fortified foods such as almond, soy & other non-dairy milks; fortified orange juice; many common breakfast cereals, oatmeals & granola bars; and in many other foods. For a full list of plant-based sources of calcium with nutritional info per serving, see:

http://myvega.com/vega-life/vega-blog/plant-based-sources-calcium/

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/25-vegan-sources-for-calcium.html

http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.php

For tips on plant-based milks, cheeses, creams, yogurts and more, see this Comprehensive Guide to Going Dairy Free: http://freefromharm.org/food-products/your-guide-to-going-dairy-free/

19/06/2015
12/05/2015

“I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance....” - Reuben Blades

16/03/2015

There are myriad reasons to get dairy products off the menu. Processed dairy products are even worse.

However, the leading nutrition organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has just offered up its first seal of approval by allowing Kraft Cheese Singles - highly processed dairy product - to boast the Kids Eat Right logo on its package.

Until the food industry gets out of bed with nutrition policy makers, choosing nutritious food will continue to be more confusing and misleading to the consumer...and chronic disease will continue to prevail as a result.

*Resources:
--->The New York Times' A Cheese ‘Product’ Gains Kids’ Nutrition Seal: http://nyti.ms/1BBX4fs
--->Appetite for Profit on The Huffington Post's Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods: http://huff.to/1FYfS9H
--->Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's Health Concerns about Dairy Products: http://bit.ly/19gG318
--->Why and How to Ditch Dairy: http://bit.ly/1kqXw4t

*Graphic by Live Love Fruit

04/03/2015

Artist: Albert Eckhout

14/02/2015

Learn about autism spectrum disorders and the gut, and how diet fits into the picture.

Sweet tooth? ;-)
13/02/2015

Sweet tooth? ;-)

I am re-posting this due to the popularity of it.
FLOUR FREE BROWNIES, Made from SWEET POTATO!!!
A yummy guilt free treat which is delicious and high on taste.

Recipe makes 9;

2 Medium sweet potatoes peeled and chopped.
1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
1 and a 1/4 cups ground almonds
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup dates
Pinch of sea salt.

Preheat oven to 180c, line an 8 x 8 tin with baking paper.

Boil sweet potatoes for 5 mins, then blend,
add everything else and blend till smooth.

Place in tin and bake for 25 mins.
Cool before attacking them.
You can find Raw Cacao in most Organic Stores.
Kellie x

04/02/2015

Walk away*

25/01/2015

Hervey Bay!

Join me at The Sticky Fig Gallery Cafe on Sunday the 1st of Feb for this special event with Honor Tremain, Sweet Nothings LCHF, Your Best Fit - Nutrition, Fitness & Fertility and Mummy Then Wife Then Me

Learn why it's important to move towards a low toxin way of eating and lifestyle, gluten sensitivity and gut health, how to maintain a healthy weight for life, the alkaline diet, overcoming chronic illness and restoring health and much more.

Please contact the cafe to preorder your salad box for lunch and book your tickets now- there are not many left! Avoid disappointment as numbers capped due to venue space- http://www.getafreshstart.com.au/get-fresh-start-aus-tour-hervey-bay/

Feel free to join the facebook event and invite your friends here- https://www.facebook.com/events/891052940912575/?ref=ts&fref=ts

This should be really good :)
18/01/2015

This should be really good :)

Hervey Bay!

Join me at The Sticky Fig Gallery Cafe on Sunday the 1st of Feb for this special event with Honor Tremain, Sweet Nothings LCHF, Your Best Fit - Nutrition, Fitness & Fertility and Mummy Then Wife Then Me

Learn why it's important to move towards a low toxin way of eating and lifestyle, gluten sensitivity and gut health, how to maintain a healthy weight for life, the alkaline diet, overcoming chronic illness and restoring health and much more.

Please contact the cafe to preorder your salad box for lunch and book your tickets now- there are not many left! Avoid disappointment as numbers capped due to venue space- http://www.getafreshstart.com.au/get-fresh-start-aus-tour-hervey-bay/

Feel free to join the facebook event and invite your friends here- https://www.facebook.com/events/891052940912575/?ref=ts&fref=ts

29/12/2014

I'm placing an order, let me know if you need anything :)

27/12/2014

Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.

07/12/2014

With

05/12/2014

Wheat consumption has been linked to psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia for over 60 years, but recent research indicates it could have to do with this popular food cutting off blood flow to the brain.

19/11/2014

DID YOU KNOW?
Unknown to many, wheat is more difficult to digest than gluten free grains such as maize or rice.
The effect of this digestion difficulty can often translate to wind, nausea, heartburn, constipation, head ache and indigestion.
Choose foods which are gluten free. Our friends, Orgran Natural Foods has an amazing range of gluten-free foods right here. http://www.orgran.com/why-orgran

18/11/2014

Harvard educated Dr. Martin Michener, PhD, explains why the modern increase in gluten sensitivities, as well as a host of other diseases, are related to the harming of our gut microbiome due to increases in glyphosate from our food. He explains the widespread problem it is causing combined with othe…

*hehe* ;-)
15/11/2014

*hehe* ;-)

Great news- broccoli is now back in good supply and prices are starting to come down again, which many of us will be very happy about... apart from that there are not many changes happening in the world of organics for the coming week- apples are almost all finished for the season with only pink ladies available this week... summer fruit is still waiting in the wings- we can't wait for them to make an appearance as there isn't much choice at the moment. Bring on summer!!!! (It's hot enough don't you think?!)

Place your order for a FROG box at:
Hervey Bay & Maryborough- www.frogshop.com.au
Bundaberg- www.frogbundy.com.au

06/11/2014

I'm happy to continue ordering products for my friends :) but if you'd like to make your own account and get it delivered directly to your door, just let me know and I'll help you sign up! It's so easy and such a great thing for your family

06/11/2014

The "experts" change their minds every 5 or so years about what you should and shouldn't do with babies, pregnancy etc. I want to share with you the most updated information at this point in time.
* Babies should only be bathed 3 times per week. Use a small amount of bath wash, no soap on their faces and apply moisturiser to their skin straight after bathing. Doing this will reduce their chances of developing eczema & allergies.
* Let them play on the ground outside, expose them to the world... it'll increase their immune system.

Eco Girl can hook you up with SAFE Sunscreen :)
02/11/2014

Eco Girl can hook you up with SAFE Sunscreen :)

After a couple of comments on the quote I posted about the sun, I realized that there are still those who may be unaware that sunscreen is directly linked to cancer. The sun, and its healing abilities, including but not limited to D3 formation on the skin's surface, (which does not occur with sunscreen blocking it), HEALS the body. The sun does not harm the body. If you are very fair and go out for hours at once and burn to a crisp and then peel, you can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Being blonde, blue-eyed and very fair myself, I had to gradually build up my tolerance of the sun in 20-30 minute increments at a time. Now, I can be in the sun for a couple of hours at a time without even remotely burning. My mom, who is now 66, lived in the sun daily (still does) and has beautiful, tan, skin with nary a wrinkle.

DANGERS OF SUNSCREEN

It is widely known by most people now that Vitamin D is one of the single best preventive measures against all forms of cancer. What is the best source of Vitamin D? The sun on our skin.

So if we know conclusively that Vitamin D is the best protection against all forms of cancer, where and why did we get so manipulated as a society to start believing that we needed to somehow slather our bodies with man made chemicals to protect us from the big bad sun?

SOME FACTS:

Currently, Cancer-causing ingredients do not have to be included in the labeling of sunscreens.

In May of this year, the FDA made public that they were delaying their own regulations in deference to sunscreen manufacturers' concerns without concern for public safety.

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) lobbied the FDA for more time on behalf of the sunscreen corporations. Erica Jefferson, an FDA spokesperson, said that the agency caved to the pressure and extended their compliance deadline.

THE RESEARCH:

~ A common sunscreen ingredient -- synthetic vitamin A -- has been found to speed the development of cancer. The FDA supervised and funded studies that showed that key ingredients related to vitamin A used in sunscreens are conclusively carcinogenic. They knowingly prevented the information from being released to the public, until recently. The synthetic vitamin A compound found in many sunscreen brands contain retinol and retinyl palmitate, both found to react negatively in the sunlight, becoming toxic to the system.

~ Synthetic vitamin A has known photocarcinogenic properties – which means it promotes cancerous tumors when used on skin exposed to sunlight. Scientists have known for some time that vitamin A can spur excess skin growth (hyperplasia) and that in sunlight it can form free radicals that damage DNA.

~ Nanomaterials and potential hormone disrupters: The major choice of sunscreens is between “chemical” sunscreens, which have inferior stability, pe*****te the skin and disrupt the body’s hormone systems, and “mineral” sunscreens containing nano-zinc and titanium dioxide. Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating matter at the microscopic level.

~ The zinc and titanium dioxide are absorbed into the skin and the blood stream. Scientists warn that chemicals with a molecular size so small, this type of absorption could result in the ‘next asbestos’.
There are no regulations to list nanoparticles on labels, so consumers may be unaware the products they choose may contain these type of ingredients.

~ The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found in extensive testing that only about 8 percent of all sunscreens are safe, whereas the other 92 percent contain at least one (if not many more) of the ingredients designated as detrimental for human use, including increasing cancer risk.

~ Research has confirmed that consistent sunscreen use leads to melanoma by reducing the exposure of the skin to UVB radiation, which suppresses the skin's natural production of melanin, a protective substance in the body.

SOME MORE DANGEROUS SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS:

~ Benzophenone-3 (BZ3) or Oxybenzone is very hazardous, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). BZ3 is on the list of Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) because the chemical can be absorbed through the skin and causes endocrine disruption . BZ3 is found in sunscreen moisturizer, lip balm and children’s sunscreen. Synthetic versions of BZ3 are a direct causation of leucocytosis, anemia, and can reduce organ weight and both chronic/sub-chronic oral toxicity.

~ Benzophenone-2 (BZ2) is a cancer-causing agent used as a fragrance in sunscreen, according to the European Commission in Endocrine Disruption (ECED). It is linked to hormonal disruption in humans and animals. High doses cause immunomodulatory effects, which worsens with higher frequency use. The RTECS also classifies BZ2 as a mutagenic toxic substance.

~ Para-Aminoabenzoic Acid (PABA) is a known carcinogen. Sunscreen manufacturers claim to only be using PABA’s derivatives. The FDA has approved PABA to be used in “limited use”.

~ Octyl Methoxycinnamate (OM) is the most prevalent ingredient in sunscreen and is a human endocrine disruptor, according to the ECED. In Japan, their Standards for Cosmetics have banned its use. OM causes cell mutations, liver, photoallergic effects, liver effects and wildlife and environmental toxicity.

Expose yourself to the sun, little by little until your natural melanin builds up. A healthy raw foods diet will increase your body's natural tolerance for sun. Don't burn. When you've had enough, seek shade or wear hats and protective clothing, rather than put toxins on your body.

Very important information!!!! Always make your own from fresh Toms, preferably organic :)
02/11/2014

Very important information!!!! Always make your own from fresh Toms, preferably organic :)

One of the biggest sources of both BPA and aluminum exposure comes from eating canned foods -- regardless of whether these foods are organic or not. Limit your exposure to these toxins by reducing your reliance on canned foods, and always being sure your can states that it is "BPA FREE".

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