Join Therese at Inspire 2014

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Illawarra women from all walks of life are invited to attend a day of inspiration, motivation and celebration of women and their achievements.
 
Therese Kerr, author and advocate for holistic family health will be the special guest speaker at INSPIRE 2014 Women’s Conference on Friday June 6th here at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach. Therese comes to Wollongong as part of Commbank’s Women in Focus community..
 
Funds raised on the day will go to the Leukemia Foundation here in Wollongong.
 
Click here for tickets or contact M.Biggs TIGS on (02) 4220 0234 for enquiries.
 
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Divine by Therese Kerr event – Natures Harvest WA!

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Come join Therese and the Divine by Therese Kerr team for a night of health and wellness!
 
Therese Kerr will be sharing her 12 year journey to wellness and why she is so passionate about the benefits of using certified organic beauty products. Therese will also be sharing some hard hitting facts about the chemicals found in conventional skin, hair and personal care products. This is information we believe you need to know, so if you are interested in your health, this event is not to be missed!
 
Please see below flyer for all the details and if you require anymore information please email us on info@theresekerr.com.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
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Want to know more about what’s really in conventional Toothpastes that you swallow every day? Read on….

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Nothing makes me more excited then creating and bringing something together that I know will change the way people look at their world.

I am excited to say that I don’t think I could be happier with the Divine By Therese Kerr Certified Organic personal care product line.  As a complimentary line to the KORA Organics certified organic skincare, we now bring certified organic in several categories to the world and that’s exciting.  I am also now excited to share that I don’t believe it will be too long before we will be in a position to announce the release of the Divine By Therese Kerr Certified Organic Hair Care line and that too is exciting and something I know so many people are looking forward to.

Each day I try to share a snippet of information in relation to creating awareness as to why people need to seriously look at only using certified organic products and today I wish to share with you some information on the nasty ingredients commonly found in conventional toothpastes.

Sodium Fluoride:

Dentists have trumpeted the virtues of fluoride for years, claiming it’s the best defense against tooth decay. Fluoride supposedly builds strong, healthy teeth. In reality, sodium fluoride, a by-product of aluminum manufacturing, can also be found in rat poisons and industrial pesticides. According to the Akron Regional Poison Center, ingesting 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride can kill a 100-lb. adult. Ingesting even a small amount of sodium fluoride may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Yet despite its dangers, sodium fluoride continues to be a staple in all leading brand’s of toothpaste.

Found most often in anti-bacterial products, triclosan supplements many toothpaste brands. Unfortunately, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies triclosan as a pesticide, stating it poses a risk to both human health and the environment. Scientists categorize triclosan as a chlorophenol, which is a type of chemical suspected of causing cancer in humans. In America, toothpastes carry a warning stating they are not to be swallowed.

 

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate:

Added as a detergent and cleansing agent, sodium laurel sulfate and its cousin sodium laureth sulfate pose a wide range of potential health risks. On its own, sodium laurel sulfate can damage eyes, irritate skin and lead to labored breathing. According to the American College of Toxicology, sodium laurel sulfate may stay within the body for up to five days, accumulating in the heart, liver, lungs and brain. When combined with certain other chemicals, sodium laurel sulfate transforms into nitrosamines, a class of powerful carcinogens that cause the body to absorb harmful nitrates.

Sodium lauryl sulfate: is a surfactant, detergent and emulsifier used in thousands of cosmetic products, as well as in industrial cleaners. It is present in nearly all cleansing products, shampoos and scalp treatments.

Although SLS originates from coconuts, the chemical is anything but natural.

The real problem with SLES/SLS is that the manufacturing process (ethoxylation) results in SLES/SLS being contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a carcinogenic byproduct.

SLS is the sodium salt of lauryl sulfate, and is classified by the environmental Working Group as a “denaturant, surfactant cleansing agent, emulsifier and foamer,” rated as a “moderate hazard.”

Research studies on SLS have shown links to:

  • Irritation of the skin and eyes
  • Organ toxicity
  • Developmental/reproductive toxicity
  • Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and biochemical or cellular changes
  • Possible mutations and cancer

 

Propylene Glycol:

An active component in antifreeze, propylene glycol acts as a wetting agent and surfactant in toothpaste. The Material Safety Data Sheets for propylene glycol warn that the chemical can be rapidly absorbed through the skin, with prolonged contact leading to brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. The EPA won’t allow its workers to handle propylene glycol without wearing rubber gloves, yet sadly it doesn’t stop the chemical from being used in common, everyday products around the world.

 

DEA:

Consumers find diethanolamine, or DEA, in products that foam, including toothpaste. DEA disrupts hormones and forms cancer-causing nitrates. According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, professor of environmental health at University of Illinois, repeated skin exposure to DEA can lead to increased risk of liver and kidney cancers.

 

Hence, why I created this, the Divine By Therese Kerr Certified Organic Tooth Mousse:

 

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Enjoy beautiful people. This product is certified through ACO (Australian Certified Organic) – Australia’s largest, most recognised and in my opinion, most stringent certification body. It contains 95% certified organic ingredients and 100% natural and plant derived ingredients and accordingly follows the extremely stringent regulations re processing, packaging and the like that ACO certification affords.

 

This product is highly concentrated, tastes great is 90ml in size and retails from www.divinebytheresekerr.com and stockists around Australia for $19.95.

I would love to hear your feedback on this product and on all of the Divine By Therese Kerr products as it is important to myself and the Divine By Therese Kerr team that you love our products as much as we do.

Much love, grace and gratitude,

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The benefits of Rooibos Tea will astound you

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The Divine By Therese Kerr certified organic products all contain this incredible antioxidant-rich Rooibos Tea. The health benefits of Rooibos tea or red bush tea as it is also known as, are numerous and remarkable. It is grown from a small shrub, which only thrives in the Cedarberg region near Cape Town, South Africa.

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 10 Health Benefits Of Rooibos Tea

1. Caffeine free – The rooibos plant grows naturally without any caffeine. This is important, as it means it does not need to undergo a chemical process to remove the caffeine. It also means that anyone can drink it, including those who do not want to drink caffeine such as children & pregnant women. The other key benefit of no caffeine is that rooibos tea can be consumed in unrestricted amounts. Some South African’s will consume 5-6 cups per day.

2. Contains powerful antioxidants – Rooibos tea contains a wide array of antioxidants, which help to protect the body in a number of ways. Two polyphenol antioxidants called aspalathin and nothofagin are found in high concentrations in rooibos tea. These antioxidants protect the body by fighting free radicals. These are unstable cells, which attack healthy cells in order to stabilize themselves. The polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory properties and can safeguard against heart disease.

3. Prevents against some cancers – Some studies have demonstrated a link between consumption of rooibos tea and a reduction of cancer-causing chemicals. This is because of the high level of dominant antioxidants, some of which have anti-mutagenic (anti-cancer) properties. This means that they defend cells & DNA against damage and inhibit them from developing into cancer.

4. High mineral content – One of the key health benefits of rooibos tea is that it contains several minerals that are vital to health. These include: magnesium (essential for the nervous system), calcium & manganese (essential for strong teeth and bones), zinc (important for metabolism) and iron (critical for helping blood & muscles distribute oxygen).

5. Improves circulation – One of the many potent antioxidants in rooibos tea is called Chysoeriol. It can improve circulation by preventing the activity of the enzyme that triggers cardiovascular disease. Drinking rooibos tea also has been known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

6. Relieves stomach complaints – As rooibos tea contains high levels of flavonoids, especially one called quercetin. It has the ability to relieve numerous abdominal ailments such as cramps, diahorrea and indigestion. Flavonoids are known help to reduce spasm, inflammation and allergies. It has also been widely stated that the health benefits of rooibos tea extend to alleviating colic in babies. s it is totally caffeine free, it is perfectly safe for them to drink rooibos tea.

7. Aids absorption of iron – Unlike most black teas, which prevent the body from absorbing iron effectively because of the tannins they contain, rooibos tea supports the body in absorbing iron. Rooibos tea contains less than half the tannins of black tea.

8. Can relieve skin conditions – A recent found that rooibos tea can help you to look more beautiful! Rooibos tea contains phenylpyretic acid, which can help to improve acne, psoriasis and eczema. You can apply a freshly brewed and cooled tea bag to the affected areas and it will soothe and heal any inflammation.

9. Can protect against Parkinsons/Alzheimers disease – Drinking rooibos tea regularly can protect against a process known as lipid peridoxation. This occurs when free radicals damage brain cells and nerve tissue. If this is prolonged, it can lead eventually to progressive and deteriorating brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s.

10. Encourages restful sleep – Rooibos is unique in that it can be consumed as often as you wish and at any time of day. Many people choose to drink it before bedtime as it can help with insomnia. Due to its high mineral content and lack of caffeine, it’s known to help people to feel calm and relaxed.

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Rooibos Tea is said to contain 50 times more antioxidants than Green Tea!

Every product in the Divine By Therese Kerr range contains this incredible ingredient along with many other nutrient-rich ingredients. See www.divinebytheresekerr.com

Sending you all so much love, grace and gratitude,

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My feature in Organic Mama Magazine!

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I feel so very blessed to have been featured in the latest issue of Organic Mama, which is an E Magazine for beautiful mama’s and mama’s to be who want the best possible health for their bundles of joy.
 
In my feature, I share my journey to wellness and how I keep myself, and my family so healthy. I also talk about my experience of becoming a mother to my two beautiful children, Matthew and Miranda, and now a grandmother to my gorgeous Flynn. You will also get an exclusive sneak peek at Breakfast Solutions, which is coming out later this year!
 
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Head over to iTunes now to download your copy of the issue, or click this link
 
You can also subscribe to Organic Mama and receive their monthly issues for less than $4.00 per month!
 
A huge thank you to the amazing team at Organic Mama for creating such a wonderful feature that I am so very proud of.
 
Sending you all much love, grace and gratitude,
 
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