Thursday, April 28, 2011

Miranda Kerr advocates for breastfeeding

What a beautiful picture! Miranda Kerr has once again posted a picture of her breastfeeding her son Flynn on her Twitter. She wrote a blog about her experience a few months ago, along with posting this beautiful picture.

She says:
"To me it is the most natural thing in the world and I love it and the bonding time we have during these precious and beautiful moments," Kerr wrote at the time. "Honestly, I for one can say there are more breasts being shown on a daily basis around the world in swimwear and low-cut dresses and tops than there are from breast-feeding mums."

Now- if we could all look so amazing while breastfeeding...I may have to start wearing silk robes and red heels when it is time for my little one to eat! Miranda is such a great role model to promote breastfeeding.

(Picture courtesy of Twitter)

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Organic Strawberry SALE!!

Tomorrow only (4/29) at Whole Foods, organic strawberries are only $1.99!

This is an amazing price and you should stock up! Strawberries are one of the worst offenders when it comes to being contaminated with pollutants. Organic is the way to go.

Click HERE for the details

Friday, April 22, 2011

Natural Egg Dye Recipe!

If you are in to being will love these recipes for all natural egg dyes!

Have fun and be green with our kids this weekend!


Petition to remove food dyes

Click HERE to sign a petition to KRAFT Foods to remove all artificial food dyes from their products. 

From the petition site:

"In kitchens across the country, artificial food dyes can be found in everything from packaged macaroni and cheese to breakfast cereal to practically every piece of candy your child has ever put in her mouth.
Artificial food dyes have been linked to hyperactivity in kids (ADHD), cancer and serious food allergies, and GUESS WHAT? Due to enormous consumer pressure, large manufacturers like Kraft Foods voluntarily removed these artificial food dyes from products they sell in other countries, but not from the same products they sell in the US!
If they can make that cheesy mac your kids love without using these artificial petroleum-derived dyes for other countries, then why not for our kids?
Kraft Foods is the largest confectionery, food, and beverage corporation headquartered in the United States and they own dozens of other brands including Jell-O, Nabisco and Oscar Mayer. If we can get Kraft Foods to change its practices - we can change the entire food industry!
Let's demand that Kraft Foods clean up its US act, and remove risky artificial food dyes from their products."


Click HERE to sign a petition to KRAFT Foods to remove all artificial food dyes from their products.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Is Sugar Toxic??

We all know sugar is not good for us...but one man is now bringing evidence that sugar is a toxic substance that is responsible for many behavioral and physical diseases. Obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and many cancers are listed among the problems with consuming too much sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

From the article about sugar consumption and its effect on cancer cells:

"As it was explained to me by Craig Thompson, who has done much of this research and is now president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the cells of many human cancers come to depend on insulin to provide the fuel (blood sugar) and materials they need to grow and multiply. Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (and related growth factors) also provide the signal, in effect, to do it. The more insulin, the better they do. Some cancers develop mutations that serve the purpose of increasing the influence of insulin on the cell; others take advantage of the elevated insulin levels that are common to metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Some do both. Thompson believes that many pre-cancerous cells would never acquire the mutations that turn them into malignant tumors if they weren’t being driven by insulin to take up more and more blood sugar and metabolize it."

Take a few minutes to read the entire article from the NY Times...

Monday, April 11, 2011

A great site for new parents!

I just found out about this site via Facebook...It is called New Dad Manual- 24 Hour Cribside Assistance

It is designed by Dads for new Dads and it is really great. Not only is it VERY breastfeeding friendly, but it has really important information in an easy-to-read format. It is funny, to-the-point and I really just love it!!  It includes topics such as "Performance, Fuel Consumption, Safe Operation, Under the Hood" and more.

Take some time to read through all of the categories and forward this to any new Dad (or Mom for that matter!)

Click here to view New Dad Manual- 24 Hour Cribside Assistance

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dye in the News

There have been many developments in the news lately regarding dyes. 

The people at Healthy Child, Healthy World have put together a review of each of these stories on their website. 

"All Things Dye In The News"

"Necessary News
Thursday, April 07, 2011
French Consumer Reports identifies the safest and most effective hair dye. Using the standards of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (CSSC) of the European Union (a much more stringent system than our own regulators use), each product was evaluated for: potential irritation, sensitization, mutagenic risks, and carcinogen and reproductive toxins. A natural product was not only judged fully acceptable for long-lasting natural color – it was the only one that received an acceptable safety rating. (Good news – it’s a product made in the US!) Read more.

The Art of Making Egg Dye. A seasonal tradition for many families, this year opt for DIY dye made from foods instead of artificial commercial dyes.

Learn more about artificial food dyes during a live chat. Research is mixed over whether synthetic food dyes can affect some children’s behavior. Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) won't be putting labels on foods containing the dyes any time soon, more research is warranted, according to a federal advisory panel. But is this the end of the story? Why did the FDA hold the recent hearing? And why has Europe required warnings on some foods that contain dyes? Join the LA Times at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, April 12, for an hour-long chat about the food dye and hyperactivity controversy, with Chicago Tribune health reporter Julie Deardorff and panelists Michael Jacobson and Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob.
Worried About Food Dyes? Here are 4 Tips to Avoid Them."

Click HERE to read about each issue in more detail

Friday, April 1, 2011