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Joanne

Joanne is the owner & founder of Shop Naturally. She is a Holistic Health Coach and studying the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine.

Healthy Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

When you picture pancakes, most people see a stack with a big scoop of ice-cream, dollop of cream and lashings of golden syrup. All very sugary and not very healthy. It is quite easy to make a healthy pancake stack

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Safe & natural toothpaste choices

While doing a scan of our local supermarket this week, I was pleasantly surprised to see two natural toothpaste choices on the shelf. Still a pretty poor display considering Colgate seem to have 127 different choices (I exaggerate!) . We

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Truly healthy takeaway hamburgers are here

Yesterday, while tackling the mad crowds at Charlestown Square in Newcastle (and that was just in the parking lot!), we had to find somewhere quick and healthy to eat lunch. In a food hall of a major shopping centre, that

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Sunscreen – nano free vs chemical free

Besides SPF ratings, there are two things to watch out for with sunscreens this summer, to check whether they are chemical free and also whether they are nanoparticle free. What are nanoparticles? In laymans terms, the compounds are broken down

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Is cleanliness harming our children?

It seems we’re not the only ones who think the Dettol No-Touch Soap Dispenser is bordering on ridiculous. It has long been suspected that children who are not allowed to get grubby and who are constantly sterilised never get the

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Hygenic handwashing taken too far?

My toes curled up in horror when I saw an ad on TV this week for a new hand wash dispenser being advertised, the Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash System. At a first glance, you may think this is a great

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Full body scanners cause cancer

Controversial full-body airport scanners have been found to be just as likely to kill you as a terrorist bomb. An article on news.com.au explains that the greatest concern is if the machines malfunction and deliver a higher dose of radiation.

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Choice demanding BPA (Bisphenol A) be removed from tinned food

It’s refreshing to see the dangers of Bisphenol-A hitting the mainstream media. Consumer advocacy group Choice are demanding that BPA be removed from tinned food that are fed to infants and toddlers in Australia. 38 samples were tested, and of

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Toxic BPA baby bottles being phased out in Australia

It’s a very very small step in a much larger solution, and that’s the widespread selling of toxic baby bottles in Australia. In news released 1st July 2010, a small group of retailers, Wesfarmers, Woolworths, Big W and Aldi will

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Organic food in supermarkets 2

It pleases us no end to see a larger variety of organic product and brands not only making a success in Australia, but also being stocked in major supermarkets. True Organic produce a range of NASAA certified organic butter &

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