Ethical Christmas Treats: The Rundown

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The lead up to Christmas usually involves eating as many sugar-coated things as humanly possible… well that’s certainly the way its going here at Natracare. But as we enter this period of treating ourselves and our loved ones, its important to be conscious about our indulgences. Here at Natracare, we thought we’d save you the hassle and research some tasty ethical Christmas treats. Let us be the shining star that guides you to keep your choices conscious and your belly ethically full this Christmas…</

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

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Here at Natracare HQ, we admit that it took a bit of head-scratching to think of some fantastic, inspiring and encouraging events that we can be thankful for this year. However, once we got warmed up, the ideas kept flowing. We found that there were actually many things to be thankful for in 2017 and it put us all in a much better mood! Here are some of our favorite and heartwarming things from the last year to which we give our thanks:

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Why We Need Organic Heroes: To #ChooseOrganic is to Change The World

Let us tell you a story about our organic hero Susie Hewson, a woman who wanted to make a change in the world – a woman who saw something fundamentally wrong and infuriating and was driven to do something exceptional in order to change it. The story goes back a little, maybe even before your time, back to 1989. Imagine an old TV set – with those curvy screens and big backsides – the picture is a little fuzzy, and you give the aerial a twist, the picture is still a bit blurry and undefined and you’re not quite sure if you like what you see, another tweak here and there, there we go. But the clear picture is much dirtier that you would have ever even imagined…

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The Next Taboo – Why we should no longer be silent about incontinence

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Aren’t you tired of “Oops I sneezed” advertisements telling you that you should be ashamed of your stress incontinence? We are. One in three of all 20-85 year olds suffers from some sort of bladder weakness. Yes, that’s right – one in three. That’s around 6 million people in the UK alone. Yet we are still making a big effort to keep the issue on the down low, despite how glaringly prevalent it is. So what is it and why do we need to start talking about it?

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Organic September: Time to Choose

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Time to choose

Shopping can be an arduous task. Faced with a daunting wall of products, all claiming to be the best, our response can often be to grab the nearest, brightest or cheapest product. Like most people you are probably doing your shopping in a rush and just want to get it done.

But, the choices we make in the supermarket, at the local shops or when shopping online can have a huge impact on others. What may seem like a quick, simple decision may lead to a very dark reality for someone else.

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Bristol Grand Prix Showcases Women’s Cycling

Women’s sport is starting to create space for itself in a much deserved spotlight – finally! After the recent successes of the Women’s Euro Football Cup and currently the Women’s Rugby World Cup, women are starting to get better and rightly earned coverage. No doubt there is still an incredibly long way to go, but it’s good to see change. There is clearly a thirst to see all genders take to the sporting stage. This Saturday will offer one such event in Bristol. The hilly, windy streets will transform into a super-speed highway for cyclists taking part in the annual Bristol Grand Prix.

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The Butterfly Effect – Tembe’s Wild Dogs

Guest Post: Clinton Wright, Senior Ecologist and co-founder of the The Wildlife Tomorrow Fund

Big things are made of small things. A nucleus with electrons form an atom. Atoms make up matter. Matter makes up our world. Little things combine into big things.

In 2008 I reached a crossroads. Life had slowly taken me off my path and into the corporate world, and away from wildlife. It wasn’t a sudden change, but a slow process that happens over years and, although my life felt like an uncomfortable coat, like someone else’s life, I was barely aware of it. I was lucky – I had a chance to re-assess, correct, and do so without impacting a family, partner, or friends. I could do it and I did. As much as I was able to contemplate these changes, it wouldn’t have been possible without the right backing that builds confidence and allows for the change to happen. That’s what Natracare was for me. Continue reading

Need to breastfeed your baby? Take a stand, don’t leave or cover up…

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Women across the globe are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week this week (1st-7th August) for the 25th year. #WBW2017 raises awareness to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

Women have been breastfeeding since time began, so why does it need promoting, protecting and supporting? But if you need to breastfeed your baby you just might have to stand, leave, cover up…

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