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The psychology of colour

Different colours create different ambiences, moods and energies.  Many people today know that we live in an electric universe; where many, if not all, is energy.  Various colours can create a certain mood in a room, and even affect your own mood when you wear it.  Colour-therapy is used today to help people sleep better, […]

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants are the “soldiers,” so to speak, that fights off harmful free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable molecules, which can damage DNA, cell membranes and other parts of the cells.  Due to the lack of a full complement of electrons, they steal these from other molecules, damaging the molecules in the process.  Antioxidants fight off […]

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Taking care of our feather- furry- and crawling friends

Animals, just like humans, need food, water and shelter.  During the summer months, nature provides plenty of food, water, and so forth.  It is during the dry and/or cold months, that animals need a bit of help.  In the Northern Hemisphere many animals either hibernate during winter or migrate to warmer climates.  House animals need […]

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What a small change can do for you

I don’t know about you, but there are times in my life when I just need a change.  Whether it is a change in my wardrobe, a new haircut or changing the décor or layout in a room, making a change makes a huge difference. Most people spring-clean once a year; others regularly go through […]

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Detoxing

Last month, I decided to join my mom in a detoxing-diet. You start off by eating only fruits at mealtimes and/or in-between as snacks, for a week.  Caffeine is cut out; only herbal teas (without sugar and milk) or water is allowed.  Week 2 allows you to add a slice of bread (whole-wheat or rye), […]

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How animals deal with seasonal changes

Many people believe that you should go out into nature, or turn to nature, for advice, relaxing, healing and regaining focus / balance.  The reason?  I think it depends on each person individually, but nature is really and truly a source of inspiration, calm and energy.  Animals are not stressed when it comes to seasonal […]

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Other uses for Cinnamon, Fennel, Fenugreek and Black Pepper

Cinnamon Cinnamon is a well-known and well-used spice in many households.  Whether it is used in puddings, milk tart or pancakes, but many other things.  Cinnamon is high in antioxidants and cinnamaldehyde works against blood platelet clotting.  It is good for arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis, it stops the growth of harmful bacteria, for example candida […]

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Want to lose weight? Add these spices to your daily diet

Cinnamon / Dalchinni Widely used in Indian kitchens, Cinnamon can help you to lose weight quickly.  It is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  Drinking a spoonful of cinnamon in water, or adding it to your porridge, will also increase your metabolic rate, which will aid in weight loss.  Diabetics, who are insulin resistant, the […]

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As the seasons change, so too does your beauty-routine

Some of my readers are getting ready for cold, winter months.  Others are getting ready for warm, sunny days (myself included!).  When the seasons change it is important to make a few changes to your health- and beauty routine.  As mentioned in a previous blogpost, making sure to up your intake of vitamins C and […]

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Seasons are changing

It is that time of the year again, when seasons are starting to change.  Many are getting ready for warm, sunny days; others are getting ready to curl up in front of a fire, with a hot chocolate.  It is important to look after our health this time of year.  Make sure to take extra […]

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