Preparing food has been part of our DNA for many thousands of years, a creative activity that brings us in contact with nature, the seasons and above all with ourselves. Only since the last decades have we been choosing fabric and comfort foods above self-prepared meals. Continue Reading
Already 2000 years ago, Hippocrates said: “All disease starts in the intestines.” He understood how profoundly our brain is related to our guts. Not only do they have a similar structure, but research also confirms that what goes on in our gut, relates to what happens in our brain. The better we take care of our intestines, the better is the working of our brain. Continue Reading
Cancer affects our lives in very profound ways. Even if we don’t have it ourselves, we always know someone, nearby or further away, who is suffering from it. Annually 14 million new cases of cancer are reported, and 8 million people die from cancer every year. Nearly 30.000 people die of cancer every day. Continue Reading
Cats are considered to be zen masters, excellent yoga practitioners, loving companions and proven to possess remarkable healing powers. We can learn so much from these beautiful and mysterious house tigers; by just observing them and being close to them, they become our living Buddha’s! Continue Reading
The majority of people in our modern society suffer from acidification, without being aware of it; caused by increasing intake of toxic and acid-forming foods, such as processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meat and dairy, and not to forget hidden genetically modified organisms. These foods overburden our immune system, which becomes disordered. Continue Reading
More and more are we learning about the healing power of herbs and spices. Herbs and spices not only bring flavour to our dishes, but they also provide us nutritional value and a healthy weight balance. Scientific research increasingly shows that herbs and spices can prevent disorders and can decrease the reduction of symptoms. Continue Reading
In today’s world, modern health care is more emphasised on disease and the fighting of symptoms, than the improvement of our overall health. A lot of people are having a lack of energy, too much body fat and suffer from diverse chronicle ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Diseases caused by our lifestyle, eating habits and the level of stress we experience.
Baking Soda, also knows as Natrium Sodium Bicarbonate, is a purifying salt consistency, which has is in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom for over a century. Today, its increasing popularity is spreading all over the world, because of its purifying quality and multifunctional purposes. Not only in the kitchen and household, but also for personal care and health.
Without the light of the sun, life would be impossible on planet earth. Next to its functionality, we can enjoy the beautiful golden beams of light, giving us warmth and comfort. Not only does the sun make us feel better and more joyful, but it also gives us more vitality.Less tangible is its formation of vitamin D, an important source of energy necessary for our well-being, which can only be produced by the radiation of UVB. Continue Reading
Our body consists of up to 75% water. This water plays a significant role in the absorption of nutrients, waste processing, cell activities and everything needed to stay healthy and alive. Drinking sufficient water offers a big range of benefits which are truly amazing! When we don’t drink sufficient water, our body is not able to remove all toxic substances to which we are exposed.
Apples are known to be extremely beneficial for us, because of the possession of beneficial nutrients, vitamins, fibre and minerals. Hence, the expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Many consider Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to be the ultimate form of the Apple, with many more benefits unlocked during the fermentation process.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique which has long been used to detox the body. In recent times, it has experienced a huge revival all over the world. It is an inexpensive way to remove toxins and bacteria from the body. It also enhances the overall strengthening of the teeth and gums and works as an excellent tooth whitener.
If you are interested in health and nutrients, you might have noticed the powerful claims and benefits assigned to coconut oil. Coconut oil is a medicinal food that has a positive effect on nearly all of our body functions. The list of benefits is long; I will just name a few:
Food not only nourishes our body, but it also provides us with a sense of cultural meaning. Throughout history meals have been a natural setting for people to come together, share and have a good time. Food brings vitality in our bodies, where it is transformed into energy that enables us to live meaningful lives.
It touches the deepest levels of who we are as human beings, inviting health and wholeness.