Coconut oil has become the go to oil of late. It has those magical medium chain tryglicerides, along with a high smoke point, and no trans or hydrogenated fats. Sounds pretty good, right? I suppose it won’t kill you, but have you ever noticed it’s the fat equivalent of white sugar? It has no nutritional … More Coconut Oil: not the superfood it’s made out to be?
Sugar has become public enemy number one in recent years. It’s the cause of diabeties, obesity, and a whole slew of other diseases. And it’s true. White sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, and even brown sugar are all extremely bad for your health! So many people, myself included, started to completely eliminate sugar from our … More Sugarcane: totally different to sugar?
If you’ve ever tried yoga, chances are you remember holding downward dog. It’s not exactly the most comfortable of poses, to say the least. 5 breaths of agony. My Hamstrings… Ouch! While I I’ve never felt that way moving through the graceful, flowing forms of tai chi. To be honest, I’ve found yoga poses to … More Have you Tried Tai Chi?
I’ve often heard people make the complaint that dairy subsitutes are nothing more than imitations, a mockery of the real thing. Yet when I decided to look into the history of plant-based milks, I was rather suprised by what I found. I kid you not, Almond milk was a staple of medieval cooking. Why was … More The suprising history of dairy subsitute.
Reiki. The practice has become incredibly popular of late. A few years ago, I heard it mentioned in passing. An alternate method of healing, using energy! I was hooked on the idea. I had to find out more. This eventually prompted me to I look a for master in my local area, and it didn’t … More Is Reiki what it claims to be?
There are times when we have a tendency to idealise the past, and assume that any kind of ancient wisdom is right and superior. But just like bloodletting, sometimes our ancestors didn’t have it all figured out. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful system and there are many benefits to applying parts of it. … More The limitations of Ayurveda
Do you take care of yourself your health, maybe take cold showers, Avoid sugar and eat wholesome foods. And yet, sometimes it seems your body still won’t cooperate. I personally tried the Keto diet for a while, perhaps even misunderstood it a little. So much obsessing and researching and changing my mind and yet all … More Remembering to nourish the spirit
We all do it. Sleeping that is. Unless you’re undead or made of stone or something. And seeing as you are probably neither of those, I’m writing this. These days we live in some rather unnatural arrangements, much of which is not condusive to a good night’s sleep. It’s no wonder insomnia is so widespread. … More Some Advice for sleeping.
Shoes are something of a necessity these days. Yet for all their usefulness, many of us breathe a sigh of relief when we can finally take them off when we get home. After all, being barefoot is simply not an option. Wouldn’t it be great if wearing shoes felt like being barefoot? I’ve got good … More Have you tried minimalist footwear?