How two courageous Indian women are protecting their country’s food heritage from Monsanto

Featuring Dr Vandana Shiva talking about seed saving in India.

10 Day Vitality Challenge

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This easy to follow 10 day challenge is a great way to invest in your health and well-being.

If you’ve ever wanted to take control of your health and improve how you feel through better nutrition, then the Vitality Challenge is the perfect opportunity.

And it’s so easy to participate!

Find out how here

Fair trade revolution – a word from a farmer

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“In the past, all of the trees were cut down so that the planes could fly overhead and drop the fungicides on the banana plants. We used a lot of pesticides and insecticides and lost the wildlife and insects. It was terrible because we were interrupting lifecycles and affecting the whole ecosystem. Our health also suffered. I used to have problems breathing, aches and pains and marks on my skin. Everything changed for us when we entered El Guabo. Fairtrade bans most of the agrochemicals and moves toward organic production. Since we became fully organic we have felt it financially because we used to produce 1,500 boxes of bananas a week but now we only produce around 900 boxes. I think consumers should know this and appreciate that it really is worth them paying a bit more for organic bananas. For me it is worth sacrifices though because I live a healthy life here with my family. I also think Ecuador should be looked upon as the lungs of the Earth. We have the Amazon rainforest, the mountains and most people here live off the land.  If more consumers are willing to buy organic and Fairtrade bananas, then the impact we have here on the environment would be less and people would be able to live more easily.”

Abel Fairtrade farmer – Equador

Passage from The Fair Trade Revolution

Food Matters film free online last day!

This is a fantastic film if you haven’t seen it already be quick

Beauty Company winner >> Green Lifestyle Awards 2012

….Green Lifestyle Awards 2012….
Beauty – Company WINNER
++  Miessence ++

“One of the first in the world to produce organically certified skincare, Miessence has paved the way to healthier body, hair and skin. Besides offering beautiful all-natural products, the company is also completely carbon negative.”

I was so excited to see this when reading through Green lifestyle magazine. I’m a representative for Miessence so if you’d like to know more about the company & its products leave me a comment below.
You’ll also find our store in the sidebar or here. The store has lots of information about the skincare, cosmetics & body care products which are all organic, pure & potent.
I am more focused on the superfoods here on organicgoody.com but I love & use miessence products across the range.
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Ginger Gem!

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Ginger is amazing its a..

Antiemetic – treats feelings of nausea

Antiviral – helps combat the common cold

Anti-inflammatory – many arthritis sufferers use ginger to help ease aches and pains

Antihistamine – helpful in the treatment of allergies

Antispasmodic – used to calm upset stomachs and provide relief from bloating, gas and diarrhoea

Anxiolytic – ginger may bind to receptors in the brain helping to reduce anxiety.

It also lowers cholesterol levels and helps prevent blood clot formation.

Add some ginger to your meals or drinks, fresh ginger keeps well in the freezer then just grate it off as you need it. Once its been frozen its really easy to just scrape the skin off.

Try this hot ginger friction rub! it’s great way to warm up on a cold day. This rub stimulates the circulation and soften the skin.

15g fresh grated ginger or dried ground ginger

250ml water

3 teaspoons almond oil

2 teaspoons witch hazel

Method:

Steep the ginger in boiling water for approximately 20 minutes. Then mix 3-4 teaspoons of the ginger water with the almond oil and witch hazel. Massage directly onto wet skin while bathing, using a loofah or coarse cloth or brush.