But you can arm yourself with the knowledge that enables you to ask the questions that will give you the answers you need. We’re all starting on this continuum at different points, and we each develop at a different pace. That doesn’t matter. What does matter is that we develop our understanding of the world . . .
Join us at the Fair@Square Festival in December to learn how to make your home a toxin-free sanctuary. Why is this important? “Many Americans assume that the chemicals in their shampoos, detergents and other consumer products have been thoroughly tested and proved to be safe. This assumption is wrong.” New York Times[i]: The interesting thing about . . .
Day 983 of my captivity…. There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’ I must learn what this means . . .
Robert Owen, author of the recently released book The Australian Beekeeping Manual – written specifically for Australian beekeepers – shares tips on how to create a bee-friendly garden, whether you’re a beekeeper, or just want to encourage bees to visit your garden. What is the ideal garden for . . .
SevenCanaries contributor Sandi Rogers has just released two new books: Household Remedies and Energy Unlimited. Common health challenges are listed alphabetically in Household Remedies, each with a wealth of healing suggestions drawn from Sandi’s 30-plus years’ experience as a natural health practitioner, teacher and speaker. Many of the recommendations use items drawn from the household pantry, . . .
Look upstream. Los Angeles doctor Rishi Manchanda treats more than the symptoms a patient presents with: he tries to get to the root cause of the illness. Manchanda does this by looking “upstream” at the social and environmental influences underlying the condition. Now, he is taking this one step further with a campaign to teach doctors and other . . .
Natural Floor Coverings… part 3 Many carpets and rugs contain a whole range of toxic ingredients, from chemicals used during their manufacture to pesticides and volatile organic compounds used in fumigation. We’ve already taken an in-depth look at sisal. Known for its excellent durability, this plant-based material boasts non-toxic properties and has no off gassing . . .
… part 2 Here at SevenCanaries, the search for natural floor coverings is a topic close to our heart. It’s a renewable resource that is able to absorb more carbon dioxide than it produces, and sisal products are 100 percent biodegradable at the end of their lifecycle. Stronger than other natural fibres such as jute . . .
For many years the focus has been on probiotics: live strains of beneficial bacteria, or gut flora, that breed in the large bowel and are essential for optimal health. These bacteria: Improve digestion and bowel habits Enhance nutrient absorption Manufacture vitamins Boost the immune system Restrict the growth of harmful bacteria Lately we’ve discovered . . .
In Australia, Asthma Affects More Than 1 in 9 Children. Many of these children attend school or kindy where their teachers are well educated in dealing with Asthma Management Plans. But what if you decide to leave your child with a nanny? We asked Kate Christie from Babysitters and More (BaM) for her advice … . . .