Organic Highlights for January 2019

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As part of our promise to bring you the best in original writing and accurate news, we’ve curated some of the latest, most trending organic news highlights from the most newsworthy websites and feeds around the internet that are relevant to you. A landmark year for sustainable foods: 5 trends that will dominate in 2019 Consumer interest…

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Does Topical Cannabis Oil Work for Muscle Pain?

topical cannabis oil

This morning, after two and a half hours of Ashtanga yoga, I sat at my desk taking in just how stiff and sore my shoulders were. It was that deep pain that’s not the result of injury, but rather of an intense challenge to the muscle group’s range of motion and endurance. Chance would have…

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The Stages of Cancer Explained

stages of cancer

While there are many forms of cancer, they tend to share common characteristics that allow them to be categorised into stages. The stages of cancer are a means of classifying the size of a cancer and how far it has progressed into surrounding tissues and other parts of the body. Why is Staging Important? The…

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Is Vaping CBD Effective?

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Vaping CBD Vaping CBD is fast becoming a popular means to ingest the cannabinoid, where it enters the lungs and is diffused via the alveoli into the bloodstream. Some estimates put the bioavailability of vaped CBD in the region of about 50 to 60%, meaning that for every 10mg of CBD you ingest by vaping, around 5-6mg…

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The Facts About Organic Skin Care

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The Facts About Organic Skin Care There’s no question that organic skin care products are a must. We’re constantly bombarded by pollution and harmful chemicals in our environment that are absorbed by our skin, so being mindful to understand the facts about organic skin care and avoid unnecessary additional toxins can do wonders for your…

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Natural Treatments for Stroke Patients

natural treatments for stroke patients

My wife has a close friend who suffered a stroke some time ago, and sadly she lost much of the mobility in the right side of her body. Over a year later, there are encouraging signs of improvement, but it remains a long road to recovery. We obviously keep information on what products to recommend to…

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Synthetic vs Natural Vitamins

synthetic vs natural vitamins

Synthetic vs Natural Vitamins We get them from sunshine, our diet, or from the store in the form of capsules or liquids. Vitamins are vital to our health and to the proper functioning of our bodies, whereas vitamin deficiencies can lead to a wide range of problems spanning from obesity to anorexia, depression or fatigue.…

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The Ugly Truth About Chemicals in Beauty Products

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Chemicals in Beauty Products The beauty industry has many ugly secrets, and one of them is that there are often harmful chemicals in beauty products. When it comes to cosmetics, no authority regulates what “organic” or “natural” means. So while your makeup, face cream, cleanser or skin moisturiser may deliver on their short-term promises, we should be…

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Private Cannabis Use Now Legal in South Africa

private cannabis use now legal in south africa

On 31 March 2017, the Western Cape High Court ruled that cannabis should be legalised for private home use, however, the state appealed this decision, with the police, justice, health and trade ministers arguing there was “objective proof of the harmful effects of cannabis”. Nevertheless, in a landmark judgement on 18 September 2018, the Constitutional…

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Is Coconut Oil Good For You?

is coconut oil good for you

There has been a great deal of controversy in the last year over the question: Is coconut oil good for you, and should it indeed be considered a superfood? This recent downtrend in public opinion was mostly spurred on by an American Heart Association report in June 2017 effectively advising against the use of coconut oil. We…

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Household Cleaning Products Could be Making You Sick

Household Cleaning Products Could be Making You Sick

Practically no human studies have been done on most of the chemicals in cleaning products. It has generally been assumed by the industry that they are safe until proven toxic, and the thought has prevailed until recently that if a product is available on the store shelf, it is safe. However, many people have found…

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The One Type of Fat You Do Want in Your Body

The One Type of Fat You Do Want in Your Body

When it comes to fats, there’s one type that you don’t want to cut back on, omega-3 essential fatty acids. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they are essential for good health, yet eating enough of the right foods to get the amounts you need can be difficult.…

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Does Cannabis Help for Headaches and Migraines?

does cannabis help for headaches and migraines

Cannabis is lately becoming the panacea for a plethora of ailments, with the various cannabinoids including CBD and THC possessing incredibly beneficial effects for a wide variety of conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer and even epilepsy. With cannabis becoming more widely recognised for its usefulness in treating different mental conditions, we…

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Moringa the Miracle Tree

moringa the miracle tree

In 2008, the National Institute of Health named Moringa Oleifera the plant of the year, acknowledging that this plant deserves its reputation of being one of the most important natural sources of nutrition and healing. To date, well over a thousand studies have focused on its benefits and healing abilities, and according to a report…

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The Benefits of Using Organic Soap

benefits of using organic soap

Many people are proactively trying to minimise the number of toxins that enter their body; they eat good food, they drink purified water, they breathe purified air, and some even take added measures to detoxify their body. However, what many people don’t realise is that a great many harmful toxins can be absorbed through the…

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5 Alarming Toxins in Makeup

5 alarming toxins in makeup

Using products that are supposed to improve your appearance can sometimes do more harm than good, which is why it’s important to know about the toxins in makeup that you might not be aware of, that can compromise your health. 5 Alarming Toxins in Makeup Aluminium In addition to the potential for aluminium poisoning, a recent report claims that…

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Why Use Organic Makeup?

why use organic makeup

Why Use Organic Makeup? Choosing to wear makeup may help enhance one’s appearance and self-esteem, but it also exposes the wearer to a range of health concerns. So why use organic makeup? Research reveals that some ingredients in beauty and personal care products may be linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, but fortunately, effective natural…

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Natural Epilepsy Supplements

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Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Many people with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure and may also have other neurological symptoms. The seizures associated with epilepsy can affect one’s safety, relationships, work, driving and much more. The good news is that there are treatments available that can stop or control…

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6 Ways to Avoid Asthma

6 ways to avoid asthma

How to Avoid Asthma Asthma is a respiratory condition that can significantly affect one’s quality of life. Living with asthma, one likely already knows their triggers, but there might be some you weren’t aware of. If you’re newly diagnosed and wish to keep attacks at a minimum, consider these six risk factors that can help…

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How Safe is Our Tap Water?

how safe is our tap water

This chemical is used in most countries to treat potable water, but how safe is it? We consume it daily and give it to our children, but what are the long-term effects and should we rely on the authorities to make these decisions for us? We consider these issues and more as we discuss the…

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