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Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma: Rare Cancer

Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma: Rare Cancer

April 1, 2015

April 1-7, 2015  – Asbestos Awareness Week

We all know Asbestos is bad for us but what you may not realize is it is still widely found in buildings, used for many purposes each year and the USA and Canada are the only 2 Western nations where use of asbestos is not banned! (Crazy right?!)

Along with various health risks, it also causes a rare cancer, Mesothelioma. 75% of the people who have this disease are over the age of 65 and it is 4x more common in men than women. Asbestos is the #1 cause of occupational cancer and more than 107,000 people die EACH YEAR from asbestos-related illness.

Protect yourself from asbestos. If your home or building has asbestos, hire a professional to remove it safely. Don’t smoke, smokers have up to a 9000% great risk of being diagnosed with asbestos cancer.

If you have been exposed to asbestos, get regular checkups and if you do contact an illness it’s best to catch it in the early stages. Be on the lookout, always, for any place in your home or workplaces that may contain asbestos so you can protect yourself, friends, co-workers and loved ones.

No amount of asbestos is safe. Please share this knowledge with others and help get asbestos out of our environment and living/work spaces.

AsbestosAwarenessWeek

 
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Hemorrhoids: Natural Cures and Treatments

What are Hemorrhoids

internal and external hemorrhoidsHemorrhoids are quite common and by age 50, it’s estimated that half of adults have experienced them at one time or another. Also known as ‘piles’, hemorrhoids are veins in your anus and lower rectum that have become swollen and inflamed.An embarrassing subject for many people, hemorrhoids are common and something you should not be afraid to deal with or talk to your doctor about!

You may have internal or external hemorrhoids or both. Those located internally are often not felt if they are higher up and usually do not cause discomfort, though they can leave marks of blood on your stool. External hemorrhoids are often painful and itchy since there are many nerve receptors in that area. These too can break open and bleed, causing bright red blood to leak into the toilet bowl.

Understanding hemorrhoids is the first step to clearing them up and keeping them under control. It’s also important to note that while hemorrhoids themselves may not pose serious health risks, you may have other issues that your doctor should be aware of, so be sure to raise the subject with your local doctor.
 
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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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My Store Turns 4!

Help us celebrate! Natural e GREEN: Health & Wellness store in Airdrie Alberta has turned 4 and is celebrating 4 wonderful years of service this month!

Natural e GREEN Health Wellness Store Turns 4

 

When Did Natural e GREEN Open

 

Established in 2009, Natural e GREEN started off as a small online community, offering a few non-toxic products to their local community. Over the years, Natural e GREEN has grown, now offering hundreds of non-toxic, natural and organic products and shipping them world-wide!

 

Knowledge is Power

 

Going hand in hand with their product offerings, Natural e GREEN also believes in the power of knowledge and features a wide variety of articles and information to keep their consumers in the loop about important news and regulations.

 

Browse our many articles on health and natural remedies as well as some great food and cooking recipes & tips. Many of our articles have been written due to customer inquiries so if there is something you are wondering about – let us know and we’ll do some research for you!

 

Products at the Natural e GREEN Store

 

Natural e GREEN offers a variety of products including Bath & Body, Nutrition & Supplements, Gift Ideas, Herbal Health, Cleaning, Alternative Care and more!

 

We also love our customer feedback and welcome your stories anytime to publish on our feedback and testimonial page! You can email info@naturalegreen.ca with your stories/comments/questions.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Importance & Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Health Benefits and Importance of Vitamin D

 
importance of vitamin d and health benefitsThere are two types of Vitamin D: Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) and Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3). Vitamin D3 is synthesized by plants whereas Vitamin D3 is synthesized by humans via our skin and exposure to the UVB rays from the sun. Often we can get enough Vitamin D however during winter months, cloudy days and use of sunscreen, many people do not get as much Vitamin D as they need and deficiencies arise.
 

The Importance of Vitamin D

 
Vitamin D helps to maintain normal levels of calcium and phosphorus. It helps with absorption of calcium which as we know, helps us maintain strong bones and increase bone density. Without enough Vitamin D, our bodies will not properly absorb these minerals and as a result, will become deficient in these areas as well.
 
Recent research also points in the direction that Vitamin D can help protect from other health conditions like osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer and many autoimmune diseases.
 

Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

 
If we do not get enough Vitamin D our bodies do not properly absorb minerals and nutrients that we need, no matter how many supplements we may consume. Some health conditions from lack of Vitamin D include, but are not limited to:
  • Rickets (skeletal deformaties in children) & Osteomalacia (weak muscles & bones in adults)
  • Hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid)
  • Hypoparathyroidism (low levels of hormone)
  • Cognitive issues
  • Kidney diseases
  • Respiratory concerns
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Muscle weakness & pain
  • Asthma

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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Natural e GREEN Online Health Store Video

A quick little video featuring some of our products from Pure Anada Cosmetics, Hopscotch Kids and Scotch Naturals, Native Remedies, Natures Sunshine Products, Gift Baskets and Raw Elements Sunscreen! Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Natural & Organic Health Products: What You Need to Know

ImageWondering what all the hype is about? You are not alone!

What are Natural & Organic Health Products anyways?

Well, if you are like most consumers, you are now paying a bit more attention to ‘safe’ and ‘green’ products for healthy living.

If you are also like most consumers you are confused as heck as to what a healthy natural product is anyways!

Let’s face it, the ingredients on the labels today are so crazy, it’s hard to tell what is a synthetic man-made chemical and which ones are long names for essential oils and plant essences!

Natural vs Organic: Is there a difference?

Sure, Organic ingredients are those that have not come into contact with pesticides or other harmful, toxic ingredients during their processing. Natural Ingredients, well, these are debatable. Natural can mean “exists in nature“, or natural as in “no additives“.

Companies use these words all the time and interchange them as they see fit.

Are Natural Products Safer?

That depends really. What are the ingredients? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is natural, derived from natural plant sources that is, but it’s highly irritating and toxic to skin and eyes. Also, what other ingredients are included in the product? It’s great to have a “natural” shampoo with some essential oils but if you have a bunch of other toxic ingredients in there, it’s not really safe is it?

Are Organic Products Safer?

Same things as above. If a product says “Made with Organic Ingredients” or “Contains Organic Plant Essences” it means nothing! It needs to be certified organic and even then you need to check. Often you will find some organic ingredients mixed in with non-organic. Crazy stuff!

Finding Safe and Non-Toxic Products

Not easy! Even your local health and wellness store (big and small) will often carry products they ‘think’ are safe, but really, they still contain some of the toxic ingredients. The most common in something like fragrance. I can’t tell you how many stores I visit that offer brands I know are bad, but the owners don’t know any different (Or they do and don’t care, not sure on this one!)

I’ve been accused before of jumping on the ‘green’ wagon and that because I sell my products for profit I am just fear-mongering without any scientific evidence. (Yes, you all know who are you our there!)  🙂   The truth is, I believe in both arguments. I do believe some advocate groups go a bit far to prove their point and don’t always use valid points. However, I believe even more that the government really sucks at doing their job protecting consumers and is totally incapable and unwilling to do what needs to be done.

Look at companies like P&G that make so many products. Why do they care if their food products contains additives and food colorings that may lead to behavioral disorders in children? They manufacture Concerta, a very popular ADHD drug prescribed to children or any children who ‘seem to have ADHD’ today. What’s the big deal for these big companies? Their products cause reactions and they have more products to be the solution!

I can see their little hamsters running now:

“Oh, our body and face bar contains ingredients that dry out your skin and make you develop atopic dermatitis (eczema)?  No worries, just use our over-the-counter cream to treat your eczema.”

Or how about:

“Interesting, these food colors make these kids active crazy hyper and lose their focus in school. Many teachers think the kids are ADHD and are telling parents to just get them on drugs. So now they take anti-psychotic drugs that do only gosh knows what to their development and if they develop side effects or long term problems, well, we’ve got drugs for that too! Keep the money coming!”

Interesting!

Finding Natural and Organic Stores you Can Trust

They do exist! You may have to look hard and likely they don’t make too many products in really large quantities, but there are manufacturers out there you can trust. Be careful too though, many ‘natural’ companies can take advantage of this whole ‘green fear-mongering’ and offer you products that aren’t really that safe either or tested to be safe!

Look around, check out a company’s profile and social media pages like facebook, twitter, etc. What do their customers say? Do they promote other related companies, letting you know that they really do stand behind their mission statement? Are their prices super high (or insanely low?) Do they offer any sketchy products mixed in with ones that you know are good?

I could just say shop with NaturaleGREEN but I don’t need to do that! As a consumer you have find companies you can trust and also learn how to read labels so that shopping isn’t as scary as it is now. There are other companies like ours though, that are dedicated to providing safer products for consumers. We are always here though if you have questions and want to learn more about chemicals to avoid. Feel free to drop by our site at shopNaturaleGREENonline.ca where you can browse products that have already met our criteria and also read hundreds of articles to help you gain a better understanding of Natural vs. Organic vs. Safe vs. Not!

 

 

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Safflower Oil and CLA for Natural Weight Loss Remedy

Does Safflower Oil and CLA really work for Natural Weight Loss? Read our pros and cons and other ways to lose weight naturally (and safely!)

Safflower Oil and CLA for Natural Weight Loss Remedy.

 

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