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The Body Battle

While the health benefits of maintaining an acid/alkaline balance in our diets has been an implored topic, sometimes the maintenance of this balance within our bodies remains unexplored. When a food is ingested, it is metabolized and broken down into molecules, but to keep things a little simpler, let’s say food is broken down into … Read more

Stem Cells

Stem Cells are defined as:   biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, that can divide (through mitosis) and differentiate into diverse specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells. In mammals, there are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, which are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts, … Read more

When Safe isn’t

During a recent browse in a supermarket, I noticed a well-known baby care range. The bathwash was labeled “Safe for newborn babies”. The following is a list of the ingredients: Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance [HL20-36715]. PEG stands for propylene … Read more

Slip Slot Slap

For years now Australians have been exposed to major marketing campaigns advising us to Slip Slop Slap to prevent skin cancer from sun damage.  The warnings have been extended to wearing long sleeved clothing, hats, staying in the shade and generally covering up to prevent sun exposure. The result?  Children with Rickets.  Significant Vitamin D deficiencies.  … Read more