Straws - An Apple A Day

How to BPA (& BPS) proof your busy lifestyle

As a result of my article “The Health Risks of BPA” published this week, I have had a number of people ask me for my personal recommendations when replacing their BPA plastics in their home. Instead of answering this question individually, I thought I would do it in a public forum, for all to see. These are just a few of the (super cute and very functional) products I use and recommend to clients. Happy Shopping!

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Health Risks of BPA - An Apple a Day

The health risks of BPA

If you use plastic (whether it be drink bottles, lunch boxes or microwave containers), I am sure you have heard of the term BPA being thrown around, but how many of us actually understand the health risks associated with the use of this chemical? Are you aware that Canada has banned BPA and the US and Europe have stopped it from being used in infant feeding bottles, yet nothing has been done here in Australia? Even if you opt for BPA-free, there is a nasty cousin BPS you need to be aware of. What is BPA? What are the health risks? How can I avoid it? All revealed on the blog!

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Organic Sanitary Items – with Aimee Marks

In 2005, Aimee Marks, founder of TOM Organic, was given a school assignment to design packaging for a product that hadn’t changed in 10 years, she chose tampons. As she was copying the list of ingredients into her prototype, she became concerned. What was viscose rayon and polypropylene? More importantly, what was it doing to our bodies? It was then she realized the necessity for organic, chemical-free feminine hygiene products that genuinely care about women’s health. It was then, that TOM Organic was born.

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Drink a Glass of Water

Water Filters

Everyone can benefit from filtering their water however, no one more so than pregnant & breastfeeding women. My favorite filters listed here.

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Straws - An Apple A Day

How to BPA (& BPS) proof your busy lifestyle

As a result of my article “The Health Risks of BPA” published this week, I have had a number of people ask me for my personal recommendations when replacing their BPA plastics in their home. Instead of answering this question individually, I thought I would do it in a public forum, for all to see. These are just a few of the (super cute and very functional) products I use and recommend to clients. Happy Shopping!

Read full article →
Health Risks of BPA - An Apple a Day

The health risks of BPA

If you use plastic (whether it be drink bottles, lunch boxes or microwave containers), I am sure you have heard of the term BPA being thrown around, but how many of us actually understand the health risks associated with the use of this chemical? Are you aware that Canada has banned BPA and the US and Europe have stopped it from being used in infant feeding bottles, yet nothing has been done here in Australia? Even if you opt for BPA-free, there is a nasty cousin BPS you need to be aware of. What is BPA? What are the health risks? How can I avoid it? All revealed on the blog!

Read full article →

Organic Sanitary Items – with Aimee Marks

In 2005, Aimee Marks, founder of TOM Organic, was given a school assignment to design packaging for a product that hadn’t changed in 10 years, she chose tampons. As she was copying the list of ingredients into her prototype, she became concerned. What was viscose rayon and polypropylene? More importantly, what was it doing to our bodies? It was then she realized the necessity for organic, chemical-free feminine hygiene products that genuinely care about women’s health. It was then, that TOM Organic was born.

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8 Reasons To Save Your Vegetable Peel - An Apple a Day - Alyse Co-cliff

How We Reduced Our Garbage Waste

We consume a lot of fresh produce. So much so, we were disposing of vegetable scraps regularly. As part of my mission to reduce waste (and coincidently the use of plastic garbage bags). I decided it was time start composting.

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