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Pest Management sprays on the Gold Coast of Australia

Good Morning!

If you live on the Gold Coast of Australia, and you are UNHAPPY (I am using capital letters here as most people are actually OK with being sprayed periodically..) with the pest management spraying that is applied to urban suburbs, then it wouldn’t do any harm to phone the Gold Coast City Council and let them know this!

The spray being used is a bacteria known as BTI. There is also a sweep fog used in the early hours of the morning in all suburbs periodically which is synthetic pyretherum. The Gold Coast City Council will tell you it is ‘safe’ (we’ve heard that before) and they will also tell you that housing areas are not sprayed, and that the helicopters only spray on days where the wind is minimal to avoid drifting, etc.

I think we all know by now that these are pretty vague guidelines. It doesn’t take much ‘wind’ for spray to drift and what is a ‘built up’ housing area exactly? When the helicopters periodically spray our area I would estimate that they are only about 500 metres away from housing at one point.

If you feel you would like to establish whether or not this is a ‘safe’ spray for yourself, then please do some research on this, and please, by all means, let people know, particulary the council.

Are we not entitled to choose whether or not we would like to be sprayed?

Gold Coast City Council : Ph. 55828211

Some common homeopathic remedies

There are many, many homeopathic remedies, and a small number are in everyday use all around the world.

I love that global-feeling that goes with Naturopathy.

In Europe a few years ago I visited a chemist to purchase some Rescue Remedy, the Pharmacist opened a door behind the counter, and beyond that door was like an endless walk-in-wardrobe for Naturopaths, with floor to ceiling shelves stuffed full of homeopathic remedies as far as the eye could see. Just amazing, and I think I may have been speechless. The Pharmacist was advising and prescribing homeopathy, and people were leaving with little bags of remedies. Brilliant!

Here are some of the more common daily-used remedies:

-Aconite. A popular remedy for the early stages of fevers and chills. It has been used with great success for the onset of croup. Its also used for upset stomachs and for fear and fright.

-Arnica. As you know I could rave on and on about this commonly used homeopathic rememdy…in fact I have dedicated a whole post to it in the past! Sometimes called the ‘King Of Remedies’, this is a useful all-round therapy for shock, tiredness, bruises and sprains.

-Belladonna. Used by many for  symptoms of fever and heat, especially in children and at the start of a fever.

-Chamomilla. For pain in teething, and for irritable conditions such as infant colic.

-Nux Vomica. Useful for indigestion and that bloated feeling after eating too much. Its also good for sleeplessness.

-Pulsatilla. For over-indulgence in rich foods, earache, teething, headache and chickenpox.

-Rhus Tox. For stiffness, muscular strains and ailments brought on by wet and cold.

Its a good idea to store your homeopathic remedies in a cool and dry place, and not to store them near highly vapoured items (like essential oils for example).

Have fun!

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I Love Earth Hour!

Please support Earth Hour! It is fun and a brilliant initiative at the same time xxx

Is Diet Coke any ‘better’ than Coke?

The short answer is this : NO.

Our society seems to always be looking for an alternative to the bad foods, and replacing it with something that is just as bad for you….

What exactly is the matter with drinking water?!!

Here are just some of the ingredients in Diet Coke :

Phenylketonurics
Phenylalanine
Colour (150)
Food Acid (338, 330, 331)
Artificial sweeteners
Cyclamate
Aspartame
Saccharin
Flavours
Caffeine
Preservative (211)
Antifoam (900)

Antifoam! Anyone fancy a glass of antifoam?

Aspartame!….don’t even get me started on that.

Every single one of the above ingredients could have its own blog post alone.

Please consider your health, stop listening to the advertising that this is a ‘health product’, drink more water and make a choice that your body will thank you for!

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Ethical Paper – Protect our native forests

Ethical Paper – Protect our native forests.

A great pledge that companies and individuals can make to pledge not to use Reflex paper for a while…due to Australian Forests being felled left, right and centre in quite an unethical way.

Homeopathic Chamomilla for Teething and Colic

I have recently had great success using homeopathic Chamomilla for both colic and teething. It was soothing and calming and reduced pain significantly.

Homeopathic Chamomilla can be purchased at good Health food stores, or ordered through a Homeopath.

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Do you have a stubborn wart that you can’t get rid of?

Try applying Apple Cider Vinegar 3 x a day and see what happens! Seriously!!

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One of my favourite face masks

Heres one of my favourite and very simple face masks :

1 Kiwifruit
1 tsp honey

Whip the whole lot through the blender. Apply to face and lie down for 10 minutes, then jump through the shower and wash the whole lot off. Bliss!

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Would you vote for McDonalds?

McDonalds annoys me.

Ask anyone about McDonalds and seriously they seem to all say “Oh yes McDonalds. Great training. Great Work environment”

I bang my head on a wall.

How is it that McDonalds manages to fell entire forests, load their food with a zillion additives and preservatives, support unethical factory farming and yet they are perceived as a company that offers ‘great training’ and ‘great work environments’ in our society?

Big deal McDonalds! There are trillions of wonderful companies (international too) that offer great training and great work environments, AND SO THEY SHOULD. This is not the dark ages, lets provide our employees with fantastic options and not expect a massive pat on the back for it! There are also companies that are ethical and honest in how they produce their products.

In my view, McDonalds does one very amazing and wonderful thing. They are behind Ronald McDonald house – and this is a fantastic incentive worth commenting on.

The rest of McDonald is seriously TERRIBLE. Hello World!! Everyday you could find an issue with McDonalds on the internet, in the News and in general, but instead people LOVE THEM because of their great training?

The are often the subject of investigation – please look further and decide harder where you are going to spend your dollar. You really are voting when you spend your money.

I recently saw on the News that a McDonalds ‘chicken’ nugget has only 2% chicken in the ingredients – 2%! I enquired further into this, and its true, only 2%. That’s just wrong. What is the rest of what you are eating then? Ask yourself, am I ok with that?

This sparked a little bit of research on my part, and I have a list of the McDonalds ingredients for the majority of their products.

Here’s a few of them to give you an idea…

McDonalds soft serve icecream ingredients :

Milk powder
water
corn syrup
annatto (160)
mono/diglycerides (471)
guar gum (412)
synthetic vanilla flavour
sugar
cellulose gum (460)
carrageen (407)

And that’s just the soft serve part!

Here is the ingredients of the strawberry topping :

strawberry syrup
pectin (440)
brilliant blue colouring (133)
sodium benzoate (211)
locust bean gum (410)
nature-identical strawberry flavour
sugar
allura red (129)
citric acid (330)
potassium sorbate (202)

Ladies and Gentlemen – I ask you – Are you comfortable eating all these ingredients in a sundae? Are you comfortable with your children eating this? Are you aware that McDonalds supports unethical factory farming practices? Did you know that McDonalds supports the felling of rainforests and uses palm oil in their products?

Please think harder about where you spend your money – you are voting with your dollar.

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Cayenne Pepper

To warm up cold feet, sprinkle a bit of cayenne pepper into your socks. This folk remedy apparently warms your tootsies by increasing circulation and improving blood flow….

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