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

vitality challenge

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

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.
Any q’s hit me up in the comments below.
Enjoy
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Fragrance.. avoid it!

 

Choose personal care products whose list of ingredients doesn’t include the word fragrance as it is generally synthetic.  You’ll protect your hormonal system and that of your offspring by side stepping fragrances.  You reduce exposure to phthalates – a family of hormone disrupting chemicals found in all of our bodies but at their highest levels in children and in women of child-bearing age.

Phthalates are commonly used to make perfumes last longer and keep nail polish from flaking.  The chemicals cross the umbilical cord from mother to fetus and exposures are thought to be most problematic in the eighth – fifteenth week of pregnancy when the fetus begins to develop as either male or female.

Fragrance effects the planet too

Developmental changes in wildlife first alerted scientists to the hormone disrupting properties of chemicals in everyday products that found their way into their environment.  Alligators downstream from sewage plants were being born with deformities, panthers were suffering from abnormalities.

In lab tests phthalates in synthetic fragrances have found to alter sexual development and cause cancer in lab animals.

—- Do One Green Thing – Mindy Pennybacker

Seasonal Eating for the end of Summer

 

In the southern hemisphere we are enjoying summer.  All the holiday celebrations can be hard on your liver. Crucerferous veges such as brocoli, sprouts and cabbage benefit the liver.  Watercress, fresh fruits, beetroot, garlic, bitter veges and green tea will also benefit liver detox pathways.

Some fantastic foods which are in season at the moment and I’ve been enjoying are.

 

Asparagus

– A natural diuretic which is great if you suffer from fluid retention

-Rich in folate, vit E, vit C. Folate helps carry carbon around the body, this mechanism constantly repairs DNA.

 

Avocado

– Provides nearly 20 essential nutrients including fibre, potassium, vit E, folate.  The good fats in Avos act as a nutrient booster helping the body absorb fat soluable nutrients such as beta carotene and lutein.

 

Kale

– Rich in sulphur – containing phytonutrients which research indicates have the capacity to help fight cancer. Great source of beta carotene and calcium

 

Watercress

– Contains iron, calcium, folic acid, vit A, vit C and iodine. Best eaten in its natural state fresh and crisp.

 

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Let me know in the comments below what you are enjoying eating this season? If it’s not summer where you are let me know which season you are in.

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