So, my advice is like anything. We can’t be fearful.
But to air on the side of caution.
So to do so, I have 3 key things that I make my kids do everyday and they are very simple steps you can take to help reduce your family’s exposure. This has been a concern that many have, with worry that their kids could infect grandparents and other family members who are not well or suffering a medical condition.
I'd hate to open this blog with the same old cliché line of ‘it’s been a while’.Yes, it has indeed. But I’m over the typical thing you would expect to hear from me.If you didn’t notice, I usually close Pure Home Body with an end of year sign off email………I didn’t do that.
I usually have a boxing day sale…….I didn’t do that
I generally have a ‘New Year New You’ type campaign as we hit January and a welcome back email……buuuuuttttt, I didn’t do those either.Instead, what you got was radio silence until March.
The billion dollar industry of spray tanning does offer an alternative to damaging UV Rays in achieving that bronzed look. But what most don’t realise are the underlying chemicals hidden within and when used on a regular basis could be potentially affecting your health. Read More
I am constantly asked about my opinion on Sunscreens. It’s a common product that many react to especially children. Fortunately, we live in beautiful sunny Australia that unfortunately has a hole in the ozone layer over it. Which means we need to uber careful about protecting ourselves even on overcast cooler days. Here are my best natural sunscreens.
Cleaning with natural products may seem daunting
initially however, once you have grasped the notion of healthy cleaning and
realise its health benefits you wont turn back!
When patients walk into the Pharmacy with a freshly diagnosed disease, they ultimately are given a choice. The choice to continue down their current path, where homeostasis has been overridden and they can hope for the best. Or, they can choose to change. But change, my friends, is not easy. And I’d be the first one putting my hand up claiming I failed. No matter what disease or illness, there is a level of perception and choice. If you could have help finding the right pathway for your health wouldn't it be easier? See how I am discovering mine and my families.
Toxicology may not mean anything to you right now, but once you know, it's a matter of how do you navigate your way through the natural and chemical realm of products. Pure Home Body was built looking at this variable and the idea of 'at first do no harm' something that not a lot of plant based products consider. Read More
If I had a dollar every time someone asked me about mould.....I'd be a very happy person. Mould is a mystery to all of us and when I inform people that bleach is only whitening the colour of mould, NOT killing it, they gasp. Read More
I know we all love a good bit of bleach.
That’s what I used to use around the home weekly to easily remove those pesky mould marks and anything that I literally wanted to……bleach.
So it's Dad's Day this Sunday! Naaaaawwww how sweet. Now it's our turn ladies to give that special someone a little thanks. And so on the blog this week we have Scott Wescombe, Passionate Father, Husband and the CEO and Founder of Happy Physio and Best Body. Read More
Spring is just around the corner. And it's that time of year for some that suffer from allergies. Allergies are the most common reason why people tend to switch out their chemical based products with plant based, natural cleaners. Read More
It seems fitting that with the introduction of our new and exciting wholefoods and nutrition leg of Pure Home Body, Pure Nutrition, that we kick off with a fab blog on Debunking Nutrition. Read More
I don’t often get in here and write a personal blog. Well, at least they are few and far between. But I like the occasional one purely because I get to speak from the heart on a topic that has touched me. This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Read More
The addition of lead to petrol, starting in the 1920s, has been called ‘The Mistake of the 20th Century’. But what's the big problem with lead? We asked Environmental Scientist and Eco-Lifestyle Coach Una Phelan to give us the educational low down. Read More
Next week is National Pain Week. Read More
It comes as no surprise that pain medication is one of the most common prescribed and dispensed medications I hand over the counter. This may come as a shock to you but the realities are treating pain is more complex than popping a pill.
Sooooo, did you stock up on your cleaning staples in the pantry. If you're anything like me you may have already had them in the cupboard. You ticked that box off. Yesss! But before you go, 'Great job Cara, now what do I do with them?!', here's the next blog to follow. Read More
For many of us the house cleaning is something we don’t want to do, but kind of have to. Arrrrgggh! Read More
We postpone it as long as we can, and then we rush through it quickly, using harsh detergents and whatever else will help us finish the dreaded task faster.
The war on waste is mounting as the ban on single use plastic bags comes into effect on the 1st July in Western Australia. We are following the lead of South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria with New South Wales yet to implement anything. Read More
On the 20th June this year, commonly used baby skin care line, Gaia, was fined $37,800 by the ACCC for misleading the public. An article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 20th June 2018 about the fine brought to light my concerns with greenwashing. Gaia made claims that their natural Baby bath and body wash, baby shampoo and baby moisturiser are ‘pure, natural and organic’ despite having synthetic chemicals in it. Read More
Gut health wasn’t as big as it is now when I first started practicing as a Pharmacist well over 10 years ago. It was considered a 'hippie' phenomenon. I myself, had not yet been on my journey to discover the power of wholefoods, our gut, the underworld of Big Pharma and believed that medicine was the cure for everything. So you can imagine how eye opening the journey was. Read More
One of the most common symptom I get asked to help with are hot flushes. Surprisingly it's not just peri-menopausal women who ask me how to treat it, heaps and I mean HEAPS of women ask from pregnant women, to time of the month women to young girls. Although there can be many causes for flushing, there is one thing we all have in common regardless of age and that's hormone. Read More
The dreaded lurgy, the sniffles, the days off school. We all want our kids to stay healthy over winter and see through the colder months with ease. So what can be done to help get them winter ready? Read More
This recipe is my wholesome go to for the family during winter. I call it the Goodness Packed Chicken and Vegetable Soup. It is a light, vege packed fusion style recipe (don’t go yuck just yet) where I have combined Asian herbs, spices, garnishes in a Mediterranean style soup. Read More
The fertility struggle.
Infertility... something that many of our female sistas may be familiar with. Shockingly I learned recently it affects 1 in 6 women and sadly I know 5 very close friends and family members who have experienced it.
We’re on a mission to provide simple, effective, healthy solutions for your home cleaning and body care….here’s why. Read More