Eco-living

Why You Should Switch To Organic Beauty Products

17-Sep-2014

In the last couple of years a lot has changed in my health habits: I have been through vegetarianism, veganism to trying to find a balance between taking care of myself and my body while taking care of the environment. Then I thought: if I am being so careful about what I put in my body food-wise, then why am I not as careful when it is about what I put on my body?

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organic, beauty, eco-living, healthy choices, health

The Benefits Of Compost!

01-Sep-2014

Composting is a great way to accomplish many goals to help preserve the environment. Sustainable living is one benefit of composting because it uses the organic materials in everyday life to create nutrient rich material to help your garden grow. By using organic materials from home instead of tossing them in the trash, you can help reduce greenhouse gases from landfills. Another brilliant way to use composting is as a family experience. Get children involved and teach them the joy and benefits of creating something that will produce food they can eat, or flowers they can pick. This helps children learn about biology, environmentalism, and patience, as well as getting them out of the house (away from the television, video games and tech devices) and doing something impactful and productive that they will benefit from.

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Eco-living, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy

Dolphins in Captivity

27-Aug-2014

Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) are the most well-known species of dolphins around. Dolphins, as well as other (marine) mammals are kept in captivity for entertainment as well as for research purposes. However, many animal lovers say that it is cruel to keep wild animals in captivity. There are two sides to the argument. On one hand, keeping animals in captivity is for the sake of educating the public on the wildlife habits as well as environmental issues. By doing so, the public becomes more compassionate towards these animals. Furthermore, these animals are often held captive for the purpose of studies and observation. Being able to understand the behavior of dolphins would aid to formulate more ways that would benefit the animals in the wild.

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Inspire, Eco-living, Health

Tips to Avoid Nasty Mosquito Bites

07-Aug-2014

Have you ever been camping or played outside only to find yourself covered in mosquito bites? Not only are mosquito bites itchy and painful, mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases like malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and dengue fever. They can carry and spread Lyme disease as well.

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Health, Eco-living, Natural Remedies

What Fish Is On Your Dish?

05-Aug-2014

I’ve always had a thing for the ocean. I like to swim, love the animals that live in the water and am fascinated how oceans and marine ecosystems work.

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Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

From Harvest to Health: Planting Organic

01-Jul-2014

While I’m the first to admit that I’m not a natural-born gardener, starting an organic vegetable patch has been etched on my ‘To Do’ list for a while now, recently leading me to dig up some details on the basics of this growing trend.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

Benefits of Buying Organic Baby Clothes

05-Jun-2014

Once blessed with the responsibility of nurturing a precious new life, it is natural that many new mothers start exploring the benefits of organic food, natural care products and organic baby clothes. I’ve compiled a list some of the benefits of choosing organic materials for your baby (in particular, cotton) below, but I’d like to make a little something clear first. I know for most of us, it is just not realistic to be able to afford to exclusively dress our babies in organic clothes. Like any of my advice geared at living a more natural and sustainable life…baby steps are the way to go. Small changes can make a big difference! At the end of the day, my intention is not for a parent to read about all the benefits of organic clothing for their wee one, only to slump back and feel guilty that they can’t afford to follow suit 100%. It’s about arming you with knowledge so that you can make choices that align with your ethos and budget, where possible, where desired. So, what are the benefits of investing in some organic pieces for your bubba’s wardrobe?

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Health, Organic, Eco-living
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