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Displaying items by tag: health how to make simple changes towards an eco-friendly lifestyle? Have you wondered where to buy your organic food and goods locally? Or how to be more energy efficient? Do you know what is recyclable in Belgium? We do - or we know someone who does! This site is intended to be an information rescource and focal point for ecologically minded people living in and around Brussels. Please revisit the site often, because we update it on a regular basis. http://www.sunbeams.eu Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:59:49 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Nature’s Helping Hand http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/222-nature’s-helping-hand http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/222-nature’s-helping-hand Nature’s Helping Hand

Summertime is here! Before you head off to your summer destination, you can plan ahead with some help from nature. Don’t let minor stings and aches spoil your travel fun! Put together a natural first aid kit so you are prepared for the unexpected.

When traveling, it’s always easier to have things close by and avoid the emergency scramble to find things and/or communicate your needs in a foreign language.  All it takes is a few trips to an organic store and a pharmacy to take care of the essentials. 

So what are some emergency essentials to keep on hand?  The Belgian Red Cross has a First Aid kit available for around 20 euros and contains all the basics including bandages, an emergency thermal wrap, etc.  In addition, here are some natural remedies (in alphabetical order) to get you started.

Arnica – a tube in gel or cream form of this is useful for any trauma – but do not use on open wounds.  Arnica also comes in oil form which you can use on sore and strained muscles.  Try arnica in homeopathic form for internal use to minimize trauma.  

Aloe Vera – the gel of this plant is great for sunburns and skin irritations.

Calendula – available in many forms including cream, this plant has soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties often used for healing wounds and burns.  Many baby creams and oils contain calendula to help skin irritations.

Charcoal – look for this at a bio store and get the activated charcoal variety. This is a highly absorbent powder that is great for stomach ailments including diarrhea. It comes in powder, granular or capsule form (easiest when traveling). 

Clay – Bring along a tube of ready-to-use green clay paste made from raw illite clay which can be used for clay packs and compresses in case of bone or muscle damage.

Essential oil-based insect repellant – make your own or buy one of the ready-prepared mixes that include essential oils like lemongrass, peppermint, cedar, geranium, or rosemary.

Natural eye drops made from euphrasia are useful for long flights. They come in handy, single-use tubes.

Ginger – with anti-spasmodic properties, ginger capsules are especially useful for motion sickness.  Keep on hand for car or sea sickness.  Another easy way to bring it with you is in tea bag form.  You can also try specially formulated wrist bands that use acupressure to soothe stomach upsets.

Homeopathic remedies – head over to a specialist pharmacy like Debrus-Tensi near Montgomery for some tubes to help with common problems like runny nose, fever, stings, and overindulgence. You can also get homeopathic bug bite ointments.

Oregano – another plant with anti-bacterial properties that comes in capsule form, oregano is useful at the onset of a cold or sore throat.  Pranarom has a whole line of essential oil formulas that come in capsule or spray form for easy transport and storage.

Other essential oils that come in handy include lavender and tea tree oil.  Lavender is easy to use directly on the skin (test a small area first to ensure there are no allergies) and helps with burns and wounds.  It’s also good for relaxing and for easing headaches.  Both lavender and tea tree take the swelling and itch out of mosquito bites. Tea tree has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Rescue Remedy - Bach flower remedies for calming all kinds of emotions like anger, grief, and fear are also handy to have. There is also a specific night time formula to help with sleeplessness.

Keep all of the above in a safe place – you can get creative and store them all in a recycled cookie tin or lunch box, and remember to include some padding for the glass bottles so the contents stay safe for traveling.

Happy travels!

 

Nüket is a coach with a holistic approach to living a healthy and fulfilling life.  She lives in Brussels and works with individuals and companies, supporting them in making positive changes. Helping to create lifestyles and environments that are more balanced and healthy are her passion!  If you would like more information, or a free sample session, contact her by email at nuketveral@globalwellbeing.org

 

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Start the New School Year with Healthy Habits for Your Little Ones http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/202-start-the-new-school-year-with-healthy-habits-for-your-little-ones http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/202-start-the-new-school-year-with-healthy-habits-for-your-little-ones Start the New School Year with Healthy Habits for Your Little Ones

Now is your chance to introduce some healthy routines to help keep your child fit and in good health throughout the school year.  You can plan routines for everything from physical activity and sleep, to healthy meals and snacks at home and at school.  Incorporating some natural solutions can also keep those pesky lice bugs at bay!

Stay Active

One of the big adjustments for children in September is the shift from outside activities to lots of time indoors and sitting in the classroom.  This usually means a lot less physical activity.  Once the weather becomes grey and wet (and you know it will happen here!), avoid the temptation of computer or television when school is out.  Instead, think of active things to do together like working in the garden, walking to the park or doing some errands.  Alternatively, sign your child up for organized sports teams or after-school activities such as soccer, martial arts, gymnastics, yoga or dance. 

It’s story time (yes, already)!

Sleep schedules also need some adjustment when school starts.  Early morning starts make getting to bed on time crucial to having a productive and happy day.   Sleep is essential for overall body growth including physical recuperation, brain development, learning, memory, and information processing, as well as the proper functioning of other systems of the human body. Sleep is vital to keeping a healthy immune system. Without adequate sleep, the immune system becomes weak, and the body becomes more vulnerable to infection and disease. Also, many hormones (substances produced to trigger or regulate particular body functions) are timed for release during sleep or right before sleep. Growth hormones, for example, are released during sleep, and are fundamental to growing children as well as restorative processes like muscle repair.  

Children have a lot going on at school - mentally, emotionally and physically – and they need a lot of time to rest and recover. Try to have your children in bed at a set hour where they can get 10-12 hours of sleep a night until they are about 9 years old.   (The general guideline for 9-12 year olds is about 9-10 hours of sleep.)  For young children, you may need to adjust going to bed earlier by moving their bedtime back 10-15 minutes a day during the week before or the first week of school.  Every child is different so be attentive to his/her needs. Figure out what works best for your child. Consistency is the key to establishing a healthy sleep habit.  This includes having bedtime routines and setting bedtime and wake times.

Wake up and fill up the tank for the day 

It’s true - breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies show that children who regularly eat a balanced breakfast score better on tests and have less behavioral problems (i.e. are less hyperactive) than children who don’t have one. Think of the meaning of the word breakfast - breaking a fast after a very long period of not eating (all night and then some).  So it’s important to have a proper balanced meal with all the components including protein.  As for all meals during the day, try to avoid sugar.

A typical breakfast in many homes is as sweet as a dessert:  processed breakfast cereal (sugar) with milk (more sugar), toast and jam (even more sugar), served with a glass of fruit juice (still more sugar). All carbohydrates break down into sugars in the body. When children consume sugar-rich foods they get an artificial high, rapidly raising the levels of sugar and adrenaline in their bloodstream. High consumption of sugar can create anxiety and concentration problems.  Too much sugar could also create behavioral problems like hyperactivity and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms.  In fact, more and more experts are recognizing the role good nutrition plays in relieving the symptoms of ADHD. 

How can you avoid starting your children’s day off on a sugar high?  Serve whole foods instead of processed or packaged foods and keep it balanced as with lunch and dinner.  This means including a portion of protein, complex carbohydrates and good fats – basic building blocks to good nutrition.   Try whole-grain cereals such as rolled oats, quinoa, or millet cooked with water and a pinch of salt.  You can add plain organic yogurt for a complete protein and/or whole fruit for natural sweetness and top with nuts and seeds for healthy fats.  You can also try toasted whole grain bread with fruit, cheese or nut butters.  (Sliced bananas on whole grain toast with almond butter are a favorite quick breakfast in our home).  If you have the time there’s always the option of a vegetable omelet. Whole foods at breakfast give your children enduring energy and brain power.  Eating well also helps normalize weight gain and stabilize moods during the day.  

Healthy snack attack

Children love to learn so use snacks to teach your kids about why you make your food choices and how it helps the environment.  One of the problems with packaged snacks is the packaging – all the plastics cups, wrappers, and boxes that end up polluting our environment.

So how do you give your children snacks that are interesting and healthy and don’t come pre-packaged?  Fruit is an easy solution, especially ones that are easy to pack and stay fresh like cherries, blueberries, plums, grapes, and apples (rub lemon on the slices to prevent browning).  You can also try nuts or a homemade trail mix, sunflower seeds, raisins or popcorn. Dried fruits on their own are also an option, but a little goes a long way as they are concentrated.  Avoid bright orange dried apricots or peaches because they can contain sulphites. 

Children usually love to dip their food. Carrot sticks, celery sticks and fresh broccoli florets are good snacks and can be fun to eat with dips or spreads.  You can make a quick dip with strained yogurt and then add a little olive oil and fresh minced herbs like dill or chives (keeps for a week or so in the refrigerator). Or try yogurt with a bit of cinnamon and vanilla.   You can also try small whole-wheat pita breads cut in half and filled with hummus.  Another idea is to spread a small whole-wheat tortilla with nut butter or goat’s cheese, roll and slice.  To avoid too much snacking, keep in mind that children don’t necessarily need a snack before lunch if they had a good breakfast.  Most importantly, invest in a few reusable containers and make sure to write your child’s name on them so they come home after school with your child and not somewhere else! Reusable plastic food containers with the lids attached are the easiest to use since you don’t have to worry about missing pieces!  You can find them in most supermarkets like Delhaize and Colruyt

If there are organized snacks at your child’s school – ask that they be healthy snacks and not junk food.  In other words, ask for whole foods and not processed foods which contain chemical preservatives, hydrogenated oils, sugar, synthetic vitamins, etc.  My daughter’s class has a shared fruit snack on Wednesdays and every week a different family brings the day’s snack.  It’s a fun way for the kids to try new fruits and veggies, and you know everyone is having a healthy snack that day.

After school, you can try home-made frozen fruit bars for a fresh treat!   In a blender, puree strawberries, nectarines, bananas - whatever fruits you think would go well together - until smooth.  (If you want, you can pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve but I prefer to have the whole fruit.)  Pour the mixture into ice cream pop molds or paper cups. Insert sticks, and then freeze until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 1 week.  Frozen grapes are also great to snack on. Smoothies are really good in warm weather – add organic rice milk (check to make sure there are no added sugars in it) to top off a cup of frozen fruit (bananas, berries) and mix it up in the blender. 

Something important to know - natural fruit juices are not as healthy as you might think.  Fruit juices are calorie-dense, low-fiber foods that are also quickly consumed but less filling than foods that contain high amounts of fiber.  Fruit juice has about eight full teaspoons of sugar, a fruit sugar called fructose, which can be as dangerous as regular table sugar since it will also cause a major increase in insulin levels.  In general, it’s better to eat the fresh fruit whole than to drink fruit juice. A way to minimize your child’s consumption of fruit juice is to gradually dilute the juice with more and more water.  Start by pouring a glass halfway with juice and top it off with an equivalent amount of water.  You can also flavor water with a teaspoon of fresh lemon or lime juice.  This can help get children in the habit of drinking water regularly.  I keep fruit juices as a “sometimes” drink for my daughter and make sure she gets enough water during the day to stay hydrated.

Note: Our bodies produce insulin to keep our blood sugar at an appropriate level. Any meal or snack high in grain and sugar carbohydrates like fruit juice usually generates a rapid rise in blood glucose. To compensate for this, the pancreas secretes insulin into the bloodstream, which lowers blood sugar.  This rapid rise in blood sugar levels stimulates the release of too much insulin, which causes blood sugar levels to plummet, resulting in irritability and crankiness. A diet consistently high in sugar desensitizes our body to insulin and we require more and more of it to keep our sugar level safe. Eventually, if this continues, we can become insulin resistant, and then diabetic.

Before they head out the door…

Back to school can also mean dealing with the dreaded head lice.  You can help your child keep them away with some non-toxic natural solutions.  And if lice make it to your child’s head anyway, eliminate lice the non-toxic way so there is no risk for your child’s health or for the health of the planet. Standard anti-lice solutions contain chemical poisons, or as some like to say, insecticides for your head! One of the natural products I rely on is the ECO-Shampoo #5 from “La Florcita”.  It’s an all-natural “anti-poux” formula that keeps lice away with organic flower and herbal extracts.  It’s easy to use – just shampoo for 3 minutes and rinse.  Keeping the shampoo on longer won’t make it more effective, it will just dry out your little one’s hair. You can also use it if your child gets lice.   Just use a nit comb after shampooing to get out the bugs and eggs.  The extracts work to kill the lice and they come out with combing.  You can find the shampoo at bio shops like Sequoia and Shanti. 

Another easy to use product for prevention is the “Lotion Spécial Rentrée” from the essential oil specialists “Pranarom”.  Just spray behind the ears and the nape of the neck in the morning before leaving for school.  It has a nice scent and gives your child some extra protection when used with the shampoo mentioned above.  Pranarom also has a formula for eliminating lice once they have landed – “Spécial Rentrée Duo” – which combines the spray with a special shampoo and comes with a fine toothed comb.  Pranarom products are found at most bio shops as well as pharmacies.

Wishing you a happy and healthy “back to school”!

Note: This article first appeared in the September 2010 newsletter of Sunbeams. 

Nuket is a natural health coach with a holistic approach to healthy living and disease prevention.  She lives in Brussels and works with individuals and companies, supporting them in making positive changes to create lifestyles and environments that are more balanced, healthy and fulfilling. You can  contact her by email at nuketveral@globalwellbeing.org

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Articles Sat, 03 Sep 2011 19:27:05 +0000
Living in Tune with Spring http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/187-living-in-tune-with-spring http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/187-living-in-tune-with-spring Living in Tune with Spring

By adjusting our lifestyles to live more in sync with nature and our environment, we can restore the balance that we describe as good health.

Living according to the season is an ancient principle for good health, happiness and wellbeing. Our individual bodies are a reflection of the environment. Human beings and all living things are part of nature. We are inseparable from nature and the seasons influence our functioning. To live in balance and harmony, our lifestyles should reflect the current season's rhythms. So what we eat, what we do and how we do things should all reflect the energies of each season. By conforming to nature, we increase our chances of staying healthy and preventing disease from dictating our lifestyles.

Spring is a time of new beginnings, renewal and growth. It's a time to come out of hiding and open up to what others and the world have to offer. Just as the sap of trees begins to flow up from the roots to the branches, our energy also becomes more dynamic. Now is the time to wake up earlier and get out and about to take advantage of this new energy. Set down roots for new projects, activities and routines. Wind is the energy of spring and green is its color. Green is relaxing for the nervous system and for the eyes. The color of newly sprouted leaves is also stimulating for the liver, the organ system of this season.

Spring is also the time to consider detoxification regimens. Eating the right food, getting proper rest and exercise will allow this to happen naturally. Among seasonal vegetables, bitter greens activate the liver system. Green and blue-green foods stimulate body energy to expansion, activity, and good digestion. Some examples are leeks, green leaves like kale, shellfish like oysters, and seaweed like spirulina (micro-seaweed) as supplements. Eating lighter meals and careful preparation of your vegetables is a way to get the most out of the season's o offerings. Try steaming as a way of cooking to preserve the maximum amount of vitamins and nutrients. Also, increase your intake of raw foods, fruits, whole cereals. Sprouts are great energizing foods. Certain sprouts like alfalfa, fenugreek, radishes, and mustard even help to detoxify the liver.

Liver congestion can lead to various inflammations including bronchitis, sinusitis, and arthritis. To insure a proper detox, avoid saturating the liver during this time. This means staying away from excess alcohol, tobacco and saturated fats. Also, watch out for processed foods with artificial sweeteners, additives and preservatives. All of these are taxing to the liver.

The liver is associated with muscles and tendons so now is the time to get them moving after a long winter when our rhythms are slower and we've spent more time indoors. More energy in the season means it's easier to increase movement, which in turn, allows for getting rid of toxins accumulated in winter. Walking is an easy alternative as it activates many muscles, helps to stimulate the liver and gallbladder, and releases tensions and stiffness. As your body gets stronger, introduce a more challenging form of exercise such as yoga to encourage the flow of energy and blood in the body. This also helps activate your liver energy and brings more oxygen to the tissues.

Although the weather is not as cold, take care to dress warmly and to keep the wind away, especially from the head and neck area. Keep your middle area warm too as the liver likes heat – your immune system is higher when your liver is warm - so save those midriff tops for summer. For many people, spring also signals the beginning of seasonal allergies. Keeping away from dairy, wheat and sugar can help minimize mucus production. Probiotics, or symbiotics, are also recommended to keep your system in balance and minimize attacks in most people. You might also consider a few sessions of acupuncture.

For good health, we need pure food and water, sunshine and fresh air, enough rest and sleep, and the right amount of exercise. Living in step with the energies of nature helps to create a situation of harmony and balance within the body. Balance then allows healing to take place naturally and helps to prevent illness. Enjoy this season and get the most out of spring!

Note: Part of this article first appeared in the June 2010 newsletter of Sunbeams.

Nüket is a natural health coach with a background in naturopathy and a holistic approach to healthy
living and disease prevention. She lives in Brussels and works with individuals and companies, supporting
them in making positive changes to create lifestyles and environments that are more balanced and
healthy. You can contact her by email at nuketveral@globalwellbeing.org

Nüket is a natural health coach with a background in naturopathy and a holistic approach to healthyliving and disease prevention. She lives in Brussels and works with individuals and companies, supportingthem in making positive changes to create lifestyles and environments that are more balanced andhealthy. You can contact her by email.

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Articles Wed, 18 May 2011 12:01:15 +0000
Winter Conservation and Strengthening Your Immune System http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/151-winter-conservation-and-strengthening-your-immune-system http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/151-winter-conservation-and-strengthening-your-immune-system Winter Conservation and Strengthening Your Immune System

Conserving energy doesn't just apply to your heating and electricity. Winter is the end of an annual cycle in nature. It's also the season for quiet rest and energy conservation for our bodies. Shorter days mean less natural light and warmth – the perfect justification for going to bed earlier to get more hours of much needed sleep!

 

It's about this time in the year when we tend to be worn out and exhausted. The cold weather encourages us to slow down. Nature is at rest under the fallen leaves and the snow. Animals are in hibernation; plants return nutrients to their roots. We benefit from living this season in a bit of a cocoon – early to bed, late to rise and basically catching our breath from all the year's activities. Our bodies need to restore and recuperate so we are ready to start a new cycle in spring.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the energy of winter is cold and the color is black/dark blue. Winter is the season of water and the kidneys and bladder are associated with this element. We need to take special care to harmonize their functions of controlling the body's water by regulating blood pressure, hormones, etc. and separating the impure from the pure, eventually making its way to elimination via the bladder. This means keeping our kidneys and lower back, head and feet warm. Dysfunctions can lead to problems like lumbago, knee, ear and teeth pains, as well as, bladder infections.

Try this warming tea for cold hands and feet: put 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 teaspoon cloves in 3 cups water, boil for 15 minutes, strain and drink 3 cups/day – one cup before bed to sleep well.

As part of a good prevention plan to avoid illness, winter is the time to slow down, and abandon our usual rhythms. Take some time for introspection and dreaming. Enjoy this period of hibernation- you'll be running again soon enough in a few months time. Take care to avoid physical and nervous extremes and fatigue. While exercise is still important, keep it moderate. Try stretching, aqua gym and/or yoga to keep fit during this period. Deep breathing in the kidney area is also beneficial to support the governing organ. This breathing technique is most easily done by sitting in a chair, leaning forward from the waist and placing your hands flat on your back covering your kidneys ( just above your bottom rib). Inhale slowly and feel your kidneys expand, almost as if you are trying to pop off a belt. Then exhale slowly until you come back to the original position. This breathing technique also helps build self-confidence and allows you to get more in touch with your intuition.

Winter is the season when our immune system is at a low. One way to help boost your immune system is to increase your intake of natural vitamin C. A good source is the Goji Berry which can be found at most bio stores. Just a handful a day of this powerful berry goes a long way (it is the fruit with the highest source of vitamin C– even higher than acerola – and also contains flavonoids which increase its effectiveness.) You can also try 10-day treatments of Echinacea. Take a liquid extract 3 times a day and this plant will help boost your immune system. A 10-day period is the maximum dose as the plant loses effectiveness if taken continuously for a longer time period.

Finally, the real enemy of our immune system is not all the germs and bacteria around, nor is it a nasty virus. The immune system's biggest enemy is sugar! Yes, sugar. Eating sugar, whether in candies, cakes, sodas, etc. causes our white blood cell count (our internal defense team when it comes to evil foreign invaders) to drop almost instantaneously and basically puts them to sleep so they can no longer perform their jobs of defending our body. So what does the enemy do when the prey is asleep? March on in and take over! And so, our body is out of balance and illness sets in. Sugar is also especially bad for the kidney as it loosens all our tissues and makes it more difficult for the kidney to filter, which in turn increases the levels of toxins in our system.

So instead of another piece of apple pie, choose a more copious hot meal that warms you from the inside out. When cooking, leave your meal simmering to blend flavors, favor salty tastes and winter vegetables like celery, green beans, mushrooms and potatoes. Root vegetables contain the energy of the season – a good choice for soup is carrots. You can also try celery root with coconut milk and a little coriander – delicious! Soups help increase our intake of liquids – which helps our kidneys. And don't forget fruits of the season like chestnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, apples, and dried fruits.

Buckwheat and rice are good cereal alternatives and hot oatmeal with some nuts and raisins is a great way to start the day in this cold weather. Happy holidays and enjoy winter!

Nüket Veral

Nüket is a natural health coach with a background in naturopathy and a holistic approach to healthy living and disease prevention. She lives in Brussels and works with individuals and companies, supporting them in making positive changes to create lifestyles and environments that are more balanced and healthy. You can contact her by email at nuketveral@globalwellbeing.org.

This article was originally published in the December 2010 edition of the Sunbeams newsletter.

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Articles Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:28:30 +0000
GMO's and our health http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/130-gmos-and-our-health http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/130-gmos-and-our-health GMO's and our health

Last month's article on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Threshing out the Promises from Reality: a Look at GMOs, highlighted some of the environmental, health and economic issues behind GMOs. Here we'll look a little deeper at how GMOs affect our health. Is there really a danger in consuming GMOs, and if so, what is being done about it?

 

Let's start with some basics. Humans need to eat to survive and the better we eat, the more likely we are to remain healthy, active and happy. Our diet can be varied depending on our body type, where we live, our lifestyle and what resources we have at our disposal. This means some of us may eat a bit of everything, others may not eat red meat, and still others may eat vegetables, legumes, fruit, grains, and avoid all animal products. Seems easy enough...

It all gets a bit more complicated when we try to combine the objective of eating well with our multitasking, busy schedules. That's when we start compromising on our eating habits. One habit that has kept humankind alive for thousands of years is eating fresh, seasonal whole foods. It is a generally accepted fact that the less food is transformed or refined, the healthier it is. Some will even argue that this means we should eat nearly everything raw to maximize the availability of vitamins, enzymes and minerals. While that is an individual's decision, it is safe to say that with our busy lifestyles, our diets are increasingly composed of processed foods. Processed foods are often nutrient-depleted foods that promote obesity and disease.

Our bodies do not recognize "processed" foods. There is no place or use in our bodies for altered foods. Our bodies consider these types of "foods" as toxins and do their best to deal with these "intruders" by breaking them down, filtering and then eliminating them as best they can. This keeps our livers and kidneys, not to mention a whole lot of other organs in our body, very, very busy. Our body has a hard time keeping up with this detoxification process. If the process goes on for too long and the body is overwhelmed by toxins, illness and disease set in.

Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a GMO. GMOs are engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans. It has been proven that some genes from GMOs can and do transfer into healthy human bacteria. Some of these genes are those that were designed to end the reproductive ability of the GM plants as well as those which enable GM plants to continuously produce pesticides . This could explain why there are known cases of infertility and toxic responses (see below) in tests where animals are fed GMOs.

It is difficult to find any comparative studies on the toxic residues in foods from such crops. Is there health safety in all of this?

Consumers in the US have been exposed to GMO's or GE strains for many years now. According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, these major crops in the US are mostly GM: soy (91%) cotton (71%) canola (88%) corn (85%) sugar beets (90%) and Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%). This also includes products derived from the above, such as oils from the first four crops, as well as, soy protein, soy lecithin, cornstarch, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. When you consider that most processed foods contain oils and sugars, it's easy to see how some estimate that as much as 75 percent of foods in U.S. grocery stores contain GM ingredients. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently doesn't require any safety evaluation or labeling of GMOs. Hence, in the US, reading labels is no guarantee of avoiding GMOs. Fortunately, for now at least, the same is not the case in the European Union. Labeling is required if there is more than 0.9% of GMO found in food (but not for meat and dairy from GMO-fed animals).

The Institute for Responsible Technology states: "Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals. The effects on humans of consuming these new combinations of proteins produced in GMOs are unknown and have not been studied."

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine states, "Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food," including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They ask physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.

There are many documented cases of what are thought to be the effects of GM crops on animals including:

  • Thousands of sheep, buffalo, and goats in India died after grazing on GMO Bt cotton plants (containing a built-in pesticide called Bt-toxin that kills or deters insects, saving the farmer from having to spray pesticides. The plants themselves are apparently toxic.)
  • Mice eating GM corn over a long period had fewer, and smaller, babies
  • After GM soy was fed to female rats, most of their babies died—compared to a 10% death rate among control rats fed natural soy.
  • GM soy has been linked to sterility - by the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies
  • Rodents fed GM corn and soy showed immune system responses and signs of toxicity
  • The stomach lining of rats fed GM potatoes showed excessive cell growth, a condition that may lead to cancer.
  • In humans, soy allergies skyrocketed by 50% in the UK, soon after GM soy was introduced.

Almost a year ago on Dec 11, 2009, a study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences demonstrated the toxicity of three genetically modified corn varieties from the American seed company Monsanto..."For the first time in the world, we've proven that GMOs are neither sufficiently healthy nor proper to be commercialized. [...] Each time, for all three GMOs, the kidneys and liver, which are the main organs that react to a chemical food poisoning, had problems," indicated Gilles-Eric Séralini, an expert member of the Commission for Biotechnology Reevaluation, created by the EU in 2008.

The politics behind the approval of GMOs in the United States reads like a good Dan Brown novel. And given the number of scientists who have and continue to question their safety, it is a wonder that GMOs are still being pursued. Just as troublesome is the recent adoption of some of these crops by the European Union.

How do you feel about you and your family consuming foods that have few safety backings and that likely transfer scientifically derived genes - including genes that continually produce pesticides and end reproductive ability? There are even some experts who believe the transgenes survive the digestive system and therefore readily travel from GM food into the DNA of gut bacteria of humans. Given that up to 80% of our immune system is dependent on the health of our intestines, this seems like quite a health risk.

Fresh and organic whole foods are known to have positive effects on our health – not so with GMOs.

Author: Nüket Veral. Nüket is a natural health coach with a background in naturopathy and a holistic approach to healthy living and disease prevention. She lives in Brussels and works with individuals and companies, supporting them in making positive changes to create lifestyles and environments that are more balanced and healthy.

*There are an increasing number of campaigns targeted at educating consumers on the risks and dangers of GMO's. In the US people are encouraged to use shopping guides to help them avoid GMOs, you can see an example at NonGMOShoppingGuide. If you are interested, check out Marie-Monique Robin's award winning documentary "The World According to Monsanto". Also, international bestselling author and filmmaker Jeffrey Smith is a leading spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified (GM) foods. He has two books, his first, "Seeds of Deception", is the world's bestselling and #1 rated book on the topic. His second book is "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods."

http://www.responsibletechnology.org

This article was originally published in the December 2010 edition of the Sunbeams Newsletter.

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Articles Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:59:31 +0000
Sweden introduces climate labelling for food http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/positive-news/item/112-sweden-introduces-climate-labelling-for-food http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/positive-news/item/112-sweden-introduces-climate-labelling-for-food

Sweden is developing standards to help consumers make conscious choices about the impact of their decisions on global warming. Products with at least 25% greenhouse gas savings will be marked in each food category, starting with plant production, dairy and fish products. The label is a joint initiative by the Federation of Swedish Farmers, two food labelling organisations and various dairy and meat co-operatives. Read more..

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Positive news Tue, 04 May 2010 08:34:49 +0000
Eco-challenge: Detox Your Home http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/participate/take-an-eco-challenge/item/95-eco-challenge-detox-your-home http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/participate/take-an-eco-challenge/item/95-eco-challenge-detox-your-home
  • There are many eco-friendly alternatives for traditional cleaning products: why not try out new brands like e.g. Ecover? They have the whole range of products from toilet cleaners to whitening washing powders.
  • Dishwashing machines work equally well with products from eco-friendly brands like e.g. Ecover
  • For  washing machines there are many alternatives: Omnio Bianco marseille, Froggy and Ecover have powders and liquid (and Ecover has a very effective product to treat dirty stains with before washing in the machine), or try the magnetic washing balls, or washing nuts (available in bio shops)
  • Have you tried washing your windows with vinegar or products like Ecover before?
  • Think of your health and use eco-friendly scents based on essential oils for your home and especially for your toilets!

if you have any tips to share, or products to recommend, please let us know and we will add them to our advice section.

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Eco-challenges Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:11:53 +0000
Eco-challenge: Start Biking http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/participate/take-an-eco-challenge/item/94-eco-challenge-start-biking http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/participate/take-an-eco-challenge/item/94-eco-challenge-start-biking

Monthly eco-challenge: Start biking!

Fix that bike of yours and oil it, because the season just asks for it! 
No more excuses, only advantages for taking that bike forward! Check out www.bicycle.irisnet.be and www.fridaybikeday.be to find all the good reasons to bike!
And have a look at our website under transport and holiday to find the perfect tools, maps, travel itineraries, and accessories to make you feel good!

Choose your options: to bike daily to work or school, to select all distances below 6km (or more for the brave ones) or to dedicate at least one day per week to a biking tour to start with!

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Eco-challenges Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:10:33 +0000
yoga kids http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/91-yoga-kids http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/information/our-articles/item/91-yoga-kids

yogakids

YogaKids is a unique approach to integrative learning using yoga as a pathway. Reading, music, creative arts and earthcare blend seamlessly with yoga movement to educate the "whole" child. The YogaKids curriculum provides children, from the ages of 5 to 12, with an exciting new way to explore and appreciate their creative potential. Children learn invaluable skills that set the groundwork for meeting challenges and growing strong physically, mentally and emotionally, cultivating self-esteem for a lifetime of successful achievement.

Yogakids has recreated traditional yoga techniques in playful, simple and fun ways. Using the Multiple Intelligences Theory of Harvard educator Howard Gardner as a foundation, each pose becomes a springboard for activities that open the doorway to fully integrated learning. We hiss like snakes when we do the cobra pose and squawk in the eagle pose.

The dog pose is always a favorite because, not only do we bark, we also walk around the room on all fours and cock our legs, "pssssss!" That gets everyone laughing. There's a serious purpose too. When we do the flamingo pose, for instance, we talk about their ecology (what flamingos eat, where they live, why their feathers are pink). I also teach basic anatomy so the children can understand how their bodies work, and how they're building strength, flexibility and coordination through yoga. YogaKids creates the ultimate learning adventure while helping youths de-stress and relax. If you'd like to learn more about YogaKids, please do not hesitate to contact me or visit the website: www.yogakids.com

Please contact Courtenay Willis for more details on her course in Tervuren: courtenay11@telenet.be or give her a call on 0479/46 55 18.

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Eco-challenge: Eat Less Meat http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/participate/take-an-eco-challenge/item/83-eco-challenge-eat-less-meat http://www.sunbeams.eu/index.php/participate/take-an-eco-challenge/item/83-eco-challenge-eat-less-meat

Monthly eco-challenge: Eat less meat!

Why?

The "eco-foodprint" of eating meat has been underestimated and here are just a few examples: 

  • Cattle are producing 18% of all green house gases.
  • 78% of all agricultural land is used for cattle (fodder and grazing).
  • More than 2/3 of all agricultural production in Europe is used for fodder.
  • To produce 1 kg of meat, you need 15.000 litres of water, while 1 kg of grain or potatoes only need 1.000 litres.
  • Water pollution, deforestation, energy use, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, more waste and antibiotics in our food are but a few other negative effects on the environment (see the FAO document “Livestock’s Long  Shadow” for more details).
  • The well-being of the animals has often been totally neglected, especially in big farming industries

What can you do?

  • Eat organic meat and meat from small-scale farming where the well-being of the animals has been taken into account.
  • Eat less meat and replace it with alternatives like fish (see our sustainable fish guides), beans, peas, lentils, tofu, seitan, cheese, eggs or other sources of proteine.
  • Alternate between different types of meat (the bigger the animal, the more it pollutes).
  • Take smaller portions of meat when you eat it and "beef up" your plate with veggies instead.
  • Try out all kinds of vegetarian dishes and be creative when you barbeque.
  • Join in with the Donderdag Veggie Dag ("Thursday Veggie Day", introduced in Ghent by the Ethical Vegetarian Alternative)
  • Or just go vegetarian!

If you want to know more on the impact of your diet on our planet, read Jane Goodall’s “Harvest for Hope. A Guide to Mindful Eating”. The book is also sold at Sunbeams events.

This article was originally published in the June 2009 edition of the Sunbeams newsletter.

 

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Eco-challenges Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:46:25 +0000