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What is The Difference Between Bicarbonate of Soda Bought from a Chemist and Bicarb Bought In Supermarkets?

Answer: There is no difference. All of the bicarb will be about as useful as a wet organic cotton … [Continue Reading]

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Detoxify or Die by Sherry A. Rogers

Detoxify or Die by Sherry A. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fantastic read. However, I can't … [Continue Reading]

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More on Glutathione

For the past year, I've been consistently taking Glutathione via capsules called Deluxe Scavengers. … [Continue Reading]


Disabled Arizonian Affected By Chemical Exposure

This article starts out with, 'Some people say Mario Casella is nuts.' It then goes on to describe … [Continue Reading]

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In Loving Memory of Kathryn Chastain Treat

IN LOVING MEMORY OF KATHRYN CHASTAIN TREAT Kathryn C. Treat passed away on Sunday, December … [Continue Reading]


Doubling up on Chemical Exposures for the Sake of Convenience

Today is doomsday. Nah, just kidding. But hyperbole can help make light of seemingly dire … [Continue Reading]


The Labyrinth’s, 2014, Annual Report

  See The Labyrinth's Annual Report … [Continue Reading]

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Tribute to Kathryn Treat

We lost one of our own on the 21st of December, 2014. A sister. One, gracious, warm, sweet woman. … [Continue Reading]


The Day I Fell in Love… with a font

One day in June, 2014: It was a rainy, damp day. Mould spores were antagonising my sinuses; and … [Continue Reading]

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My Reviews Are Back (as am I!)

Due to being under the weather for most of this year, I've not been reviewing products that I find … [Continue Reading]


Choose Friendships Over Fragrances

Often, asking someone to forgo using his or her fragrance products (such as perfume, aftershave, washing powder, or hairspray) can be awkward. You just don't know how that person will react. I've had all sorts of responses, from kind acceptance of my request, to utter outrage—stemming from their … [Read more]

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Organic Bras

The fabric used in the manufacture of organic bras is made up of non-toxic materials; usually it’s cotton or hemp. The elastic can be a problem for some people because it has petrochemicals in either the rubber (or spandex) of it. For others it is hardly noticeable, if at all. And for most people it goes away after a few washes (oh, all right, a lot of washes for the severely … [Read More]


What it’s Like to Wear a Mask, Part II (9.2 years later)

There are some people who need to wear a mask over their face to help them try to avoid symptoms bought on by breathing in allergens they are allergic to. There are other people who do the same because they have become sensitised to some/or all of the chemical ingredients in fragrances. And, more controversially so, there are people who wear one because they have become … [Read More...]

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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

Source: theage.com.au via The-Labyrinth on Pinterest   Is eating organic foods better for you than eating conventional? That's what 16 year-old science student, Ria Chhabra, asked herself when she decided to find out if eating organic really was more beneficial to our health. How did she do this? She used fruit flies, which have 75% of the genes that cause disease … [Read More...]


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Dead Birds on the Sand

By Michellina van Loder For me, the song, ‘Teenage Crime’, is associated with dead birds on the sand; the obesity-inducing, type-2-diabetes-contributing drink, Coca-Cola; blood boiling and Tony Abbott’s semantic play with … [Read More...]

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