Listen to Kim Balson in an interview on Radio 4GR
Caffeine in coffee/tea/green tea and a very unusual coffee from Asia.
When to get sun exposure.
Why are lemons so good for us?
Tumeric for pain relief.
Low cost solutions for healthy strong bones.
What chemicals are you putting into your skin?
Is Salt good or bad?
Do you have a thyroid problem?
Detoxing made easy.
The Truth about Health Bars.
An ancient spice that lowers blood sugar and cholesterol.
The Sunscreen Scandal (please see the extra information at the bottom of the page).
Winter remedies and natural ways to lower cholesterol.
Obesity and the beer belly.
Why use probiotics?
Avoid winter ills.
Signs and symptoms of body deficiencies.
More to come, please check back again soon.
Wed 27th July.........extra information to the radio interview on 4GR on the sunscreen scandal.
1. Parabens are considered dangerous but any sunscreens with the ingredient \"benzoates\" is the same thing. It is a noxious and skin irritating preservative. Apart from the very long chemical names on most absorbing sunscreens which should NEVER be used as you are absorbing the chemicals as well as drawing UVA-UVB to the skin, the preservatives used are diazolidinol urea (found in Sun Sense Low Irritant which can release formaldehyde) and Iodopropinol butylcarbamate which can cause dermatitis. It does contain iodine !!Phenoxyethanol is banned in Japan and Europe and is still used in Australia as a preservative.
2. Only ever use a zinc oxide or pure unrefined non-microfined titanium dioxide. These DEFLECT the sun, you don\'t absorb either of these, there should be no known chemical preservatives in them. You don\'t want to absorb chemicals from your sunscreen, just wear the sunscreen. No micronised titanium dioxide as these particles are known to pass thru the skin. Have been found to derange DNA in cells.
BEWARE: I tried a natural mineral sunscreen (Australian brand) that containes the preservative Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate............I applied lightly to my face and within a few minutes noticed an intense burning and bright redness appear, similar to 3 hours in the hot sun. It took me a while to uncover the problem as I had just bought a new face cream. This nasty chemical is known to cause burning, irritation of the skin. Imagine applying that to your young child\'s face!! NEVER USE THIS.
3. Useful contacts: Soleo organics all natural sunscreen...sold thru my clinic and online. Slightly oily but great for the over 40\'s skin. Try www.ecoshopperth.com to purchase the Wotnot organic sunscreen. Both of these have all natural preservatives including vit E and some herbs. Also, www.organicsaustralia.com.au to order either soleo or Wotnot sunscreen. These are the safest I have found so far!!