Essential oils can pose a toxic risk to any household pet, or small animal, but can be especially dangerous to cats. This is because cats, unlike other animals, lack a particular enzyme in their liver responsible for the metabolizing and elimination of certain toxic compounds. It is because of the lack of this enzyme that I do not recommend applying essential oil directly onto the fur, or skin, of a cat. And don’t be fooled by the labeling found on many essential oil products that convince you they are cat friendly.
Integrity is a characteristic that many of us value. We look for it in ourselves, and we actively seek it out in those around us. This is why we must all take a deep dive into integrity and have some must-read books on our bookshelves. It is not enough to just claim integrity, we must be sure of it, we must own it.
Studies have found a correlation between high PFOA exposure and six health outcomes which include cancer. It is also known to be a liver toxicant, a developmental toxicant, and an immune system toxicant and an endocrine disruptor. The real danger of PTFE is that At temperatures above 260C (500F), it begins to break down and give off noxious fumes known as fluorocarbon gases.
Studies have shown that under certain conditions aluminum foil will break down and leach into food substances. This leaching can then exceed levels deemed acceptable by the World Health Organisation (WHO). But what is acceptable, who is at risk and what damage can an excess of aluminum do to the human body???
Choosing to eat a plant-based diet doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and must never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources and therefore improving your diet. How far you go and how quickly you get there is completely up to you and only you.
Soup is a lunchtime favorite in our house, so what better way to use up tomatoes that are going a bit soggy than to make a yummy soup. I love the taste of this one, as roasting the tomatoes with garlic first gives the soup a lovely sweetness without adding any sugar.
As we’re in lockdown across most of the western world and (in the UK at least) being told to go food shopping as little as possible, it’s a great time to reignite our interest in not wasting food and get creative with our leftovers or dregs of food left in the fridge.
We love our dogs and we love to share our food with them as a special treat. Who can resist those big brown eyes! But not all of our foods are safe. Some human foods are dangerous to dogs and can result in stomach upsets, breathing problems, panic attacks, tremors, coma, and even death. Read on for the comprehensive list of 30 human foods that are dangerous to dogs and the reasons why.
Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate and is commonly known as bicarbonate of soda in the UK. In contrast, baking powder is a ready-made and convenient pre-mixed blend of baking soda, plus a drying agent and an acidifying agent. These products bring their unique characteristics to baking, and this post will help you discover them.