Children’s Juice Drinks and Sugar

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Nov 162014
 
Children's Juice Drinks and Sugar

Children’s Juice Drinks and Sugar from http://cooks.ndtv.com/article/show/some-children-s-juice-drinks-have-more-sugar-than-coke-619374 Some Children’s Juice Drinks Have More Sugar Than Coke Campaign group says 57 out of 203 supermarket drinks tested had as much sugar as Coca-Cola or more. Supposedly healthy supermarket smoothies and juices aimed at children can contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar – more than one-and-a-half times as much as in Coca-Cola, according to a survey carried out for a health campaign group. A quarter of the products tested had at least six teaspoons for every 200ml glass, the maximum adult daily intake recommended by the World Health Organisation, the research read more…

Apr 112014
 
Benefits of 'Green Exercise' for children

A new study indicates that children who view a simulated forest environment whilst exercising are more likely to experience health enhancing effects after the activity.  A UK university study of children aged 9-10 years, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Health, found that after a series of 15 minute moderate intensity cycling activities the children’s post-activity blood pressure was significantly lower than it was without the simulated forest environment, indicating that the nature scenes promoted positive health effects. Dr Michael Duncan, lead author of the study and associate head of the Department of Applied Sciences and read more…

Feb 112014
 
Eco Inspired Workshops – practical inspired workshops for parents and families

A practical workshop about how to raise children who are creative, imaginative and empowered to find their own freedom, potential and purpose in life. JOIN US at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens – starting 25th February 9.30am – 11.30am In the workshop you will learn about Creating Sacred Spaces – How to create healthy environments for you and your family Power of Art – Fun Arts and Craft Activities for Young Children using natural materials Mind-Body Nutrition – practical simple ideas for your and family meals Transform your Mind – simple strategies to support positive change in you and your family’s read more…

Jun 062013
 
Power of Art - Can art and music improve your grades?

The BBC’s short clip on the Power of Art transforming education is a wonderful testament to the importance of art and music in schools. Play video from the BBC’s website “Over the last several years the focus of US education has been fixed firmly on the sciences. But research shows that the arts help children do better in all subjects and improve the likelihood that they will stay in school longer. The Obama administration is putting this theory to the test by investing $2m (£1.3m) for arts education in eight of the most poorly performing schools across the country. At read more…

Mar 282013
 

Boy with Autism Recovers After Gluten-free Casein-free Diet Many parents know that diet and environment can change children’s behaviour. In this video a mother and Dr Kenneth Bock discuss how a gluten and dairy free diet helped her son recover from autism. Dr Bock recommends also that children and families avoid chemicals, pesticides and other possible contributors to autism such as phthalates in plastic. ‘Growing Greener Children’ is a great first step comprehensive resource for parents wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle.    

Mar 102013
 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a new report co-produced with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), titled: State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC’s). Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, EDC’s, include Bisphenol-A (BPA), PCB’s, phthalates and agricultural pesticides that are in everyday items such as plastic water bottles, shower curtains, beauty products (including nail polish, hair spray, shampoo, deodorants, and fragrances), vinyl floor coverings, and more. The joint study highlights a range of health problems associated with EDC’s including breast cancer in women; developmental effects on the nervous system in children and attention deficit hyperactivity in children. Theo read more…

Feb 082013
 
Cosmetic testing

… as things stand we’re all being used as guinea pigs in the great test of new product safety.” -Mark Bittman, The Cosmetics Wars, The New York Times, Feb. 6, 2013 Mark Bittman’s article on cosmetics testing in The New York Times highlights the fact that personal care product makers don’t have to prove that the ingredients in their shampoos, toothpastes or other cosmetics are safe before you use them. The Environmental Working Group (E.W.G.) offers a database of more than 79,000 personal care products, from soap to lip plumper ranked by level of hazard. The database is an excellent read more…

Dec 052012
 
Seeds of knowledge

“For the child…it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow…. It is more important to pave the way for a child to want to know than to put him on a diet of facts that he is not ready to assimilate.” Rachel Carson “First and foremost, our job as heart-centered educators must be to understand the potential of each ‘seed’ we are nurturing.  The great Spanish cellist read more…

Sep 032012
 
Fluoride in drinking water lowers children’s IQ levels

  Harvard scientists have studied effects of fluoride in drinking water and found that high levels of fluoride lowers children’s IQ. They looked at 27 studies from across the world and found a direct link between IQ scores and the levels of fluoride in the public water supply.  The study’s aim was to investigate the effects of increased fluoride exposure and delayed neurobehavioral development. (1) Children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas. The children studied were up to 14 years of age, but the investigators speculate that any toxic effect on brain read more…