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Bamboo: The Sustainable Material of the Future is Here

When talking about sustainability, we may wonder what does it really mean for something to be sustainable? From the word sustain – it means that for a long period of time it will be available. Say for example gas taken from fossil fuels which is dug up from the ground will be depleted in about 53 years from now. Fossil fuels will ran out faster than it forms again. If we are to wait for another fossil fuels to form, it will take millions of years. Unlike water which is “renewable,” our consumption of it is less than it the rate that it forms again.

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Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials in the world because it is the fastest growing plant in the world according to the Guinness World Records, with a growth rate of about 35 inches a day! Many are arguing that if bamboo does not grow locally in your area it means that it isn’t sustainable at all because shipping will still use up fossil fuels (gas). If it doesn’t grow in your area, then it is up to you to go bamboo. If you choose bamboo then just imagine you would hardly alter the environment because the bamboo you just bought or used will  be replenished in a rate of 35 inches of bamboo per day! Now isn’t that amazing!

Bamboo is commonly used for:

  1. Construction – You would hear bamboo tiles for flooring and even huge houses built entirely out of bamboo. See this magnificent house in Bali built by Elora Hardy.
  2. Decor – It’s commonly seen as room dividers, place mats, picture frames, baskets, and other handicrafts.
  3. Clothes – Bamboo fibres is as soft if not softer than cotton and looks like silk. Boody manufactures inner garments and shirts made of this fine material.
  4. Cooking – Bamboo shoots are cooked especially in the oriental tradition. If you are keen you must have seen bamboo chopping boards and cooking spoons in the homeware department.
  5. Personal Care ProductsBaby wipes, cotton buds, toothbrush, powder brush, and even shampoo is now made of bamboo!

As a final word, bamboo has a promising future in our society and will continue to exist because it grows so fast and is such a low-maintenance to propagate, making it very practical to use.

How to consume Turmeric

Turmeric is all over the news lately and the health benefits for body and soul have been scientifically proven, but how do you best consume turmeric to maximise its benefits for you? Is it best eaten on its own or with other foods? If yes, which foods will work best?

So, what’s the best way to eat turmeric?

Turmeric is a very old spice and has been eaten for centuries in India and other Asian countries, but in the kitchens of the Western world we do not really know much about it. Until now!

Research shows that turmeric, is very poorly absorbed by the body and is literally passed straight back out again. However, there are tricks around it!

When turmeric is eaten with pepper, the pepper compound piperine blocks the fast metabolisation of the active ingredient curcumin in organs such as liver and gut and literally boosts the levels of curcumin absorbed into our bloodstream. You see, turmeric is a compelx food that contains about 235 components that scientists have discovered to be health beneficial and health-promoting. Once curcumin has entered our bloodstream it then can reach our cells and do its magic.

Furthermore, curcumin is soluble in fat, we recommend using coconut oi for additional health benefits, and when eaten with fat it also follows the same pathways into the body and its bioavailability is greatly increased.

As with most food, the organic version is more often than not the superior option and with our range of turmeric you can choose from various Australian brands and packs in different sizes.

Enjoy and good health!

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Bake a Cake the Organic Way

Try your hands at baking an unprocessed, organic cake that’s suitable for those with a wheat or gluten allergy, or anyone who wishes to eat healthier and try different ingredients.

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Brand Focus: Dr Organic

Choosing an organic lifestyle offers many benefits to your health but knowing which brands are really as natural as they claim without compromising on quality can be difficult. This week we look at a brand dedicated to offering high quality products that you can be sure to trust.

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Six natural, organic oral health care products

Many people are making the switch from modern mainstream products back to more natural, organic alternatives for their oral health care needs. Some are switching because of concerns over the fluoride content of conventional toothpastes or the alcohol content of mouthwashes. Others are striving to reduce their overall environmental impact or return to a more natural lifestyle.

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5 Perfect Pamper Products

After a long and stressful week, you deserve to take some time out for yourself and enjoy a little pamper night at home. Light a scented candle, pull out your favourite PJs, and follow these five steps to feel cleansed, rejuvenated and equipped to tackle the weekend.

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Top tips to reduce food wastage

 

People are starting to think more and more about where their food comes from, and whether it was produced fairly and sustainably. However, eating ethically isn’t only about buying organically. It is just as important to consider the impact of the food we don’t eat.

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Four apps to improve your wellbeing

Mobile phones have become the ideal assistants for improving our mental and physical wellbeing. They’re always with us, they’re highly personalised, and, at the touch of a button, we have access to the latest work of some brilliant developers.

However, the volume of apps available that are targeted at improving mental health and fitness can be overwhelming, making it difficult to work out which apps offer real value. That’s why we’ve curated a list of our favourite tried and true apps for you to try.

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5 Organic Lunchbox Snacks

With the hustle and bustle of the morning routine, it can be a challenge putting together quick and easy lunch snacks that will give you and your family sustained energy throughout the afternoon.

Move away from the processed treats and choose from these fun and delicious, yet healthy organic alternatives that you and your kids will love!

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