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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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Less is more – or is it?

Most of us like to spring-clean our house and office at least once a year.  Due to lack of space in many homes, there are 2 options for many home-dwellers:  you either pack away your clothes when the season changes and swop it with your winter / summer clothes; or you don’t keep things you […]

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Grounding or Earthing

More and more people are realizing that we, as humans, are part of nature.  Nature not only plays an integral part in our survival, but it also is needed in order to bring about balance and harmony.  Unfortunately, a lot of nature is being destroyed due to pollution, deforestation and the like.  In today’s blog […]

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Feeling stuck or at a dead end?

Often, through life, you get to a point where you feel stuck.  Whether it is in a personal or professional relationship, a job, or the place where you live, you do reach a dead end at times.  I don’t know about you, but there were times in my life where I thought: this is it; […]

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Immune boosting-plants

There are many plants, for example herbs, that most of us use in our kitchen’s almost on a daily basis.  Many of these plants have wonderful immune boosting-qualities in.  As you know, maintaining a strong immune system is key to your health and well-being.  When it is “out of sync,” then dis-ease manifests.  Here are […]

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