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5 Toxic shampoo ingredients to avoid

5 Toxic shampoo ingredients to avoid

5 Toxic shampoo ingredients to avoid Finding a good shampoo that works for your hair type well can be difficult, but finding one that works well and doesn’t expose you and your family to known and documented toxins may be even more difficult. More and more research is indicating that many of the most common […]

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5 ways for better coping with stress

5 ways for better coping with stress

Richard Blonna, Ed.D, a nationally certified coach and counsellor and author of Stress Less, Live More: How Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Can Help You Live a Busy Yet Balanced Life. 5 Ways for Better Coping with Stress When trying to manage stress, Blonna said that many people mistakenly look for a Band-Aid approach. They look […]

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Good Plastic – Bad Plastic

Good Plastic – Bad Plastic

Good Plastic – Bad Plastic There is certainly good plastic and bad plastic. Plastic is widely used for food containers, water bottles, baby bottles, plastic wraps, etc. it is convenient to use but is associated with health risks and environmental harms. Its association with health risks is because most plastics contain chemicals that are known […]

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Parabens – Toxic skincare

Parabens – Toxic skincare

What are parabens? Parabens are cosmetic preservatives used to lengthen the shelf life of products. They can be found in shampoo, conditioner, facial cleanser, fake tan, toothpaste and deodorant. Parabens can be absorbed through the skin, blood and digestive system. Parabens are oestrogen mimickers. They can dock onto a cell receptor reserved for oestrogen and […]

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Fluoride

Fluoride

Where can we find Fluoride? Toothpastes Cigarettes Tap Water Packaged and processed foods Baby formula Food Cooked in Telfon cookware Canned soups Mechanically deboned chicken(i.e. chicken nuggets) Fizzy/soft drinks Fluoridated salt What is Fluoride? Fluoride is a by-product of certain manufacturing practices. It is produced by steel, aluminium, and fertilizer factories. Some coal burning power […]

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Shorten life from mobile devices

Shorten life from mobile devices

Texting and using mobile devices for long periods of time could lead to lower life expectancy, according to the United Chiropractic Association (UCA). Forward-leaning posture increases the risk of an early death in elderly people and there are fears that younger people might be knocking time off their lives by using this posture when they […]

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Kate Czybir

Kate Czybir

My relationship with chiropractic started quite recently. In November last year I had a bike accident, I fractured my elbow and apparently injured my neck. Unfortunately when I went to the hospital nurse who assessed me focused on my elbow and never even checked my head or neck. I started suffering from very strong headaches […]

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Biddy O’Donohoe

Biddy O’Donohoe

My health journey started a few years ago when I gave up smoking – but I never thought it would take me on the various ups and downs it has. I thought the hardest part would be to give up smoking – but it turns out this was actually the easiest part! I started going […]

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