Featuring Dr Vandana Shiva talking about seed saving in India.
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!
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This is a fantastic film if you haven’t seen it already be quick
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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.
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– Rich in sulphur – containing phytonutrients which research indicates have the capacity to help fight cancer. Great source of beta carotene and calcium
– 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.