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Chooks and Health

Are Your Chooks Making You Sick?

A few weeks ago, I discussed the toxic lead levels which are found in backyard chooks. In short, backyard chooks in inner city areas like Sydney, have up to 40 times higher lead content than your factory chook. I know right – this is shocking! Well, while we’re onto these issues, you should also be […]

Growing up on a farm, reduces incidence of allergies

Recent study confirms growing up on a farm in the prenatal period and the first year of life, reduces the prevalence of allergic rhinitis later in life.  Exposure to highly diverse microbial environments on traditional farms (cows, cultivation), results in significant bacterial diversity in the microbiome of the nose and gut of children. These bacteria […]

Tips to reduce your toxic load this EARTH DAY

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, especially when it comes to climate emergencies and global pollution. Despite the fact chemical pollution has recently crossed the planetary boundary safe for humanity and is threatening the integrity of the global ecosystem, exposure to manmade chemicals is anticipated to double and even triple in […]

The fluoride wars rage on

The fluoride wars rage on

The fluoride debate has been going on for decades. Only 6% of countries continue to fluoridate their water supply (including NZ, Australia, USA, Canada), based on the misplaced idea that ‘decades of research on fluoride prove it is safe’ despite the fact NONE of this research focused on its exposure in utero and consequences on […]

What Is Building Biology?

What is Building Biology? "Building biology is the evaluation and control of health hazards in the built environment. This involves assessing the home for allergens, toxicants, electromagnetic fields and biotoxins unique to a water-damaged building, and providing strategies to address exposure and/or source control and abatement." Nicole Bijlsma The extensive practical and theoretical training provided [...]
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