The Antibacterial Soap Craze

This is a guest post by Kara Kieley-Bragg. Not all bacteria is bad. We need bacteria to function; it is a critical part or our immune system and digestive system. Consider the ecosystem of the plant: we are constantly learning that when we affect what we perceive as one thing, we affect the whole. Such as the damaging consequences we have found when we introduce new species into new parts of the world. This can sometimes have negative effects, or overgrowth of the new species, while killing off native ones.  Our bodies are the same; they have their own ecosystem and
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Beware of Your Skin Care!

This is a guest post by Kara Kieley-Bragg. We always talk about what we put in our body but do you ever think about what put on our body? Well, we should, given that the skin in the largest organ. Indeed, chemicals that we put on our skin are readily absorbed through our skins layers into muscles, fat and subsequently our bloodstream. This means any chemical that comes into contact with your skin regardless of it being found in topical medications, skin creams or household cleaning products. Safe Cosmetics Australia points out that recent studies show that absorption of chemicals
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