Why Natural Kids?
The health of our children is perhaps one of the most important issues facing society today. Environmental damage, pesticides, additives in food, pollution, soil erosion, mineral deficiencies and other factors are all combining to seriously affect the lives of future generations.
The best way to protect our children and the environment is to use natural, organic products and the Natural Matters directory will put you in touch with a range of suppliers who sell safe products for babies and young children.
Our children are exposed to toxic chemicals through every step of their young lives. Nonylphenol - thought to interfere with human DNA and effect sperm production in mammals, was found in Disney branded pyjamas. In tests carried out by Grenepeace, any children's clothes contained phthalates, found to cause liver, kidney and testicular damage. Baby care products described as "kind and gentle" in fact often contain a vast array of chemicals, drying agents, surfactants, synthetic moisturisers, animal fats and even known carcinogens. Disposable nappies contain trace amounts of the carcinogen Dioxin, as well as large amounts of chemicals for absorbency and perfumes. Even our children's toys contain toxic phthalates and other chemicals.
We recommend a visit to The Mother Magazine, published 4 times a year "The Mother is an international magazine of fertility awareness, conscious conception, peaceful pregnancy, sacred birth, extended breastfeeding, natural immunity and attachment parenting." - Veronika Robinson (Editor)
Children's food has more additives, colourings and flavour enhancers than any others, many have been proven to have significant health risks. Some E numbers are proven to cause temper tantrums and disruptive behaviour, additives have been linked to allergic reactions, trans fats cause heart problems, and many additives are proven to cause cancer in animals yet are considered safe for our children.
The Feed Me Better campaign came about after the making of the series Jamie's School Dinners on Channel 4, a shocking programme that highlighted the nutritional deficiences of the food served to children in schools. The campaign is aiming to radically change the school meals system. http://www.feedmebetter.com
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