Friday, 28 December 2018

Eat well and keep your mobile phone away

An increasing number of us are coming to realize that our relationships with our mobile phones could potentially have long term negative consequences.
I am not talking on my phone as much as my sister...
I am only checking my emails twice a day unlike my brother that is all day long on his mobile.
I am just killing time every now and then, nothing dramatic or destructive.
Does this sounds familiar?
...when I woke up this morning I had no idea what was awaiting for me at the other end of my laptop.
I've heard of a 9 part documentary series and I tried to find it on youtube.
While browsing, my attention was caught by a Melbourne University video titled: "The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation". 
How many times have you heard of those so called conspiracy theories, or mobile phone radiation causing causing this, causing that and down the track they prove to be unfounded claims dismantled by the scientists and the lawyers employed by the very industry that manufactures the mobile phones. So we could continue use our mobile phones and the other beautiful wireless devices without bad feelings. They conveniently baby sit our kids, they color our world, they fill up our lives with amazing adventures and it is all at our fingertips. Can it get any better than this?
They couldn't prove anything so we're safe. Nothing new under the sun, same old, same old, right?
Hmm, yes, but Melbourne University is one of the most prestigious universities in Australia and in the world. So I had to check this out just to make sure. Boy, was I in for a ginormous surprise.
It turns out that the current radiation safety standards for our mobile phones is 19 years old (dangerously outdated, right?) and the testings considered a person that makes a phone call a week and has a huge head. How many phone calls a week do you make? How big is your toddlers head or your unborn child's head that sleeps in side your tummy, while you're having a long conversation with your girlfriend on your mobile phone, less than 30 cm away?
See for yourself, as epidemiologist and international electromagnetic expert Dr. Devra Davies PhD shares the most recent medical studies in the field, some of which she and her team have been working on.
She has a beautiful and humorous way of breaking down the science into an easy to understand language for the everyday listener.
Enjoy and talk safe.

The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation.


  

Dr Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a PhD in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-­Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She is a visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Schoo. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as well as the Scientific American and the New York Times. Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices.


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Handsanitizers use linked to seasonal allergies, asthma and more

 

Did you know hand sanitizers in Australia can cause your skin to absorb dramaticaly more BPA, a hormonal disruptor? 

 

Scientists from University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri found that to be the case. See link to article down bellow.

 

Considering the increased rate of conditions associated with hormone imbalance and the staggering number people that use the chemical based hand sanitizers that is alarming. Hand sanitizers sales are sky rocketing in the last few years and it is expected for the industry to almost double in the next 5 years.

 

In animal studies, Triclosan has been found to be an endocrine disruptor and is suspected to be a carcinogen too.It has been linked too seasonal allergies in children and posible asthma.  It is used in personal, cleaning products, kitchen boards and even in fabrics. Other names for Triclosan: Irgasan, Cloxifenolum, Irgasan DP300, Lexol, Cloxifenol, Ster-Zac and its cousin triclocarban.

 

Even FDA agrees that animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation and poses high risk for developing antibiotic resistance and skin cancer.

Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's drugs division said: "Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water," She continued saying “In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.” 

 

I don't know about you , but for me, my health is important.

 

In spite of mounting scientific evidence, Australia has not banned use of triclosan in cleaning and personal use yet. You can find it in your soaps and toothpaste and even cutting boards and kitchen wiping cloths. 

 

Here are some natural products that come with antibacterial benefits:   

Personal care: aloe vera, witch hazel, manuka oil, tea tree oil, neem oil.

Fresh and fermented produce: garlic, onions, honey, fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, fermented foods.

 

So, while our country rulers are waiting for more information to ban triclosan to protect its people, I decided to take the matter in my own hands and make my own hand sanitizer using simple, clean, natural ingredients. 

 

I looked online and found this recipe that has science behind it and will do the job of sanitizing my hands without any harsh chemicals and nasty side effects.

Natural hand sanitizer recipe 

Credit: Anya Vien

 Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • 10 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Pour into a spray bottle or a pump type bottle.
3. Shake before applying 


Have fun and never ever forget, your health is your wealth!


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Refferences
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/triclosan#section=Synthesis-References  
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0110509 
https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm205999.htm
https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/hand-sanitizer-market 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5554376/ 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3515701/
https://anyavien.com/