Exposure to chemicals in the womb linked to reduced lung function in children

We are surrounded by chemicals and toxins including pesticides in the garden, flame retardants, lead, mercury and some cleaning products.

Most chemicals you come across in daily life won’t harm your foetus. But if you are exposed to large quantities of chemicals for a long time, it’s possible that your child is being exposed to an increased risk of health disorders.

Several pesticides and other industrial products now banned in most parts of the world are still persistent in the environment and in foods because they degrade slowly.

Research studies have suggested a link between exposure to these chemicals in the womb and parents reporting reduced lung function in children. The study was presented by Dr. Maribel Casas ( assistant research professor at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health).

The primary source of exposure was via foods eaten by the mother with the child in utero. Babies can be exposed via the placenta and also through breastfeeding. There are other chemicals present in the environment such as phenols and phthalates which have the potential to interfere with children’s developing lungs.

Dr. Casa and her colleagues studied the babies born in several regions of Spain between 2004 and 2008. They measured the levels of several organochlorine compounds in the blood of pregnant mother. The children were asked to take part in tests to measure their lung function at the age of four years and again at seven years. This was done by trained nurses and a pediatric pulmonologist.  The researchers found that the exposure of chemicals was linked to poor lung function of these children.

To reduce excessive exposure to these chemicals, women of reproductive age or pregnant women can try to moderate consumption of foods with high organochlorine compounds such as fatty meats and oily fish.

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How Healthy is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed worldwide for thousands of years. This fermented tea is packed with probiotics.

Kombucha is one of the fastest and the most efficient ways to remove harmful bacteria which may be prevalent in your body, and increases your antibodies.

Here are a few health benefits of Kombucha:

Source of probiotics

Kombucha tea is an excellent source of probiotics. These are created by the SCOBY or the living bacteria on the surface of the tea. Kombucha is also known as ‘mushroom tea’ for this reason. Probiotics enhance your gut flora, improving your digestion, reducing inflammation, and in some cases, even promoting weight loss.

Just as healthy as Green Tea

Kombucha which is made from green tea provides all the benefits of both the drink as well as the fermentation process. Drinking Kombucha made from green tea has the ability to double the number of calories that you burn, burn your belly fat, improve your levels of cholesterol, and control your blood sugar levels. All in all, you are truly getting the best of both worlds with Green Tea Kombucha.

Increases antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances which help your body to fight reactive and radical molecules, all the while making way for a healthier and fitter you. Studies show that drinking Kombucha regularly has amazing antibiotic effects on your liver, decreasing liver toxicity up to a staggering 70%. While no official research has been conducted, this is interesting topic for people suffering from liver disease to explore.

The taste of Kombucha may take some getting used to for some. However, in the long run, the drink provides for nothing but wholesome benefits for you and your family.

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Glass Milk Bottles – Available now

glass milk bottles

Are you like me and trying to avoid plastics?  And, are you also like me who purchases milk from the supermarket or store and places it in the fridge? It takes me around five days to consume a litre of milk.  So the milk I drink is exposed to the plastic for that period of time.

My concern about this led me to source the Groceries for Health 1L glass bottle. Yes, just like we had all those years ago when milk was delivered by the milkman.  Unfortunately, you had to pick them up from outside the front door before the crows, magpies or the dog beat you!

So now, as soon as I get home with the milk,  I pour it straight into a glass bottle thus reducing the time the fresh milk is exposed to plastic. I keep an empty bottle, cleaned, in the fridge for when the current bottle in use is nearly finished.  I’ll purchase a fresh bottle of milk and transfer it ready for use and throw the plastic bottle out after rinsing.

At present Purchasing two 1L bottles for $9 will include four reusable lids and biodegradable packaging.  Delivery anywhere across Australia and New Zealand will be  COD. A stainless steel funnel will be an extra for these bottles as soon as I find the right shape.

Instructions for purchasing;

Deposit $9 through direct deposit to

BSB 484-799,
Suncorp
Account number 602318946.

Then use the contact form below and provide the transaction reference number.  Add in your postal address and we’ll have the GFH Glass Bottles on their way.

*Please note this product is not on the Inner Origin platform*

 

The Benefits of Red Cabbage

Surprisingly enough, cabbage has been overlooked a lot for its weight loss and other health properties. Only used in salads, cabbage has become a leafy green which is not seriously taken into account, or taken notice of.

Here are some of the benefits of red cabbage. This vegetable is packed in nutrients such as vitamins and minerals used to propel many of the processes of the body. Listed below are the advantages of red cabbage:

Rich in antioxidants

Cabbage contains one of the largest reserves of antioxidants in the plant kingdom. This reserve of antioxidant is so high, it can protect you against vision loss and potential heart diseases.

Reduces inflammation levels

Inflammation can be a good thing, as your body needs it to fight off infections, fungi and diseases. However, too much of anything is a bad thing, and so too with inflammation. It can lead to a host of diseases including heart and cardiovascular disorders, arthritic issues, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Red cabbage does not remove all the inflammatory properties of your body, but it can aid your body to remove the excess.

improves digestion

A poor digestion is an issue for many people nowadays, especially with the advent of fast food. Eating red cabbage will help you improve your digestion, subsequently leading to weight loss.

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Olive Leaf Extract Improves Your Health

Olive tree leaf has been known for centuries to be an excellent propagator of good health. Used in the Mediterranean since eons, the full benefits of the tree are just coming to light for the Western world. Olive oil has been shown to be  beneficial to increase longevity but it’s the Oleuropein in olive tree leaves we will discuss here. Oleuropein is an extremely therapeutic and beneficial substance rich with antioxidants and containing a multitude of anti-inflammatory properties.

The benefits of Olive Tree Extracts are given below:

Reducing inflammation

Oleuropein reduces inflammation, which is extremely beneficial in reducing numerous mental and physical health problems that people endure on a daily basis. Reducing inflammation all-round is beneficial for the body as chronic inflammation can create health complications in the long run.

Preventing Cancer

Even though this may seem like a stretch, consuming Oleuropein has been proven to be useful in reducing the growth and spread of cancer cells in animals. However, far more research needs to be conducted in order to determine whether these benefits transfer for humans also.

Lowering the risk for high blood pressure

In a 2017 survey conducted on a group of men it was determined that consuming extracts of olive leaves was extremely beneficial in reducing the rate of high blood pressure, at times eliminating it completely. Even though this was a small study, it was important. With lowered blood pressure, the risk for cardiovascular diseases reduces, with heart disease and cardiovascular issues lowering significantly.

Research on the benefits of Olive Leaf Extracts is still relatively new. However, these results of these studies may prove to be groundbreaking, and immensely beneficial for mankind.

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