|Many baby shampoo products that claim to be gentle still contain a large amount of chemical additives.
Even worse are those companies that falsely infer that their products are natural or organic, but a simple glance at the ingredients on the product will reveal a different story. Toxic chemicals ranging from SLS, Propylene Glycol, petro-chemicals, synthetic preservatives and many more.
It is important to look at the ingredients list before purchasing any shampoo or soap products for your new born. The important thing to remember when purchasing your baby product for your child is to find one that is free of the irritating and toxic chemicals that induce itchiness, rashes, dryness, and irritations.
|In 2010 a proposed ban for a period of 18 months on products that contain more than 1% of the chemical diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) was announced by the Australian Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs (ACCC).
The proposal was triggered by long established scientific research suggesting that exposure to phthalates may lead to reproductive difficulties and a recent study showing that metabolites of these compounds can be detected in the urine of children exposed to shampoos, powders, children’s toys and baby chewables.
|A women experiences many physical and emotional changes during pregnancy.
Of these changes, the 3 most common issues pregnant women face are
- Skin Changes
Lets look at some natural solutions to address these issues and make the pregnancy road less bumpy.
|As a pregnant mother your goal is to conceive a healthy baby.
As much as we love to indulge in the luxuries of life, there are many things a pregnant mother needs to cut out during pregnancy.
High exposure to certain foods and chemicals can cause serious health defects and mental issues with the newborn.
Here is a comprehensive list of things you should avoid when you are pregnant.
|A push for tighter and more wide spread antenatal screening during pregnancy was called for, when a recent study from the Australian research in northern Victoria showed that 80% of low-risk pregnant women have insufficient vitamin D levels. That’s right a staggering 80%.
The study involved 330 women attending routine antenatal clinics in Shepparton also found 28% have mild deficiency and 7% have moderate to severe deficiency during winter and drops to 12% and 3% respectively in the summer months.
So what is antenatal screening and why the sudden push?
|What percentage of pregnant women do you think are contaminated with toxic chemicals?
A new study from the university of California has revealed from a sample size of 268, the figure is 100 percent. Not a very good figure.
|How wonderful it would be if those unsightly stretch marks disappeared.
You quickly go online, do a google search for “removing stretch marks” and boom, you’re hit with hundreds of results giving you advice and miracle elimination cures for eliminating your stretch marks and trying to sell you creams, oils, cosmetic procedures in the hope of cashing in on your weak spot.
You happily and willingly exchange your money for a stretch mark product with the believe that with its help, your stretch marks will disappear in due time. Now, before you perform anymore money exchanges for such products or procedures, lets get the myths out in the air and find out what works and what doesn’t work. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of stretch mark elimination methods.
Lets find out the 6 myths of stretch mark removal.
|Pregnancy is a time of great physical and mental change for a woman. Changes include the growth of placental tissues; the increase in blood volume; increase in cardiac output; accumulation of body water; changes in levels of estrogen, progesterone and other hormones; preparation of breast tissues for lactation; and changes in lung, kidney, reproductive and urinary systems.
The right minerals are required to assist in improving the health of the mother for a smooth pregnancy, delivery and birth recovery period.
Most importantly, the newborn tend to be healthier, with less birth complications and health related diseases later on in life.
Lets have a look at the vital roles during pregnancy of some very important minerals.
|Both you and your baby need plenty of vitamins during pregnancy (especially nutrient-deficient mothers). Taking special prenatal multi-vitamin supplements allows you to get all the nutrients you need. For example, folic acid is recommended for at least one month before conception and the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Women that smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol regularly, have eating disorders (such as anorexia) or have an inadequate or restrictive diet are most likely to be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals and supplements are recommended.
Find out the importance of each vitamins for the development of a healthy baby.
|Weleda skin care voted Best Natural Range for 2010
What an achievement. For the second year running, Weleda has won Best Natural Range in the Natural Health magazine Beauty Awards, beating runners up Burt’s Bees, REN, Trilogy and Ole Henriksen.
We all know that Weleda has an excellent product range, and here’s an explanation from Natural Health explaining why Weleda was a clear winner in the natural category: