Paint your nails toxic free

Since I’m a bit of nail-biter, I like to take good care of my hands and nails. If I make sure my nails are filed nicely and I put on some polish, then the urge to nibble on them disappears. I have a whole range of colors to match my outfits. Unfortunately, regular nail polish contains many toxic chemicals. And primarily the ‘toxic trio’ Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl phthalate you really need to avoid.

Formaldehyde is a chemical often used as a preservative, sterilizer and embalmer and added to polishes that are also considered as nail hardeners. But it's also a carcinogen, linked to nasal and lung cancers. Dibutyl phthalate makes the...

Spring salad with hemp seeds

About time, but spring finally arrived! It’s the perfect season for fresh, nutritious salads. What to think about this one, with hemp seeds and fresh herbs. Spring never tasted so good!

Ingredients4 hands full mixed leafy greens (spinach and arugula are a great combination) 2 hands full of mixed fresh herbs (think cilantro, basil, parsely) 1 hand fullof hemp seeds 2 hands full of sprouts 1 hand full of pine...

Skin detox: dry brushing & scrubbing

Our skin is the largest elimination organ; it’s responsible for about 15% of our total body elimination. So detoxing your skin is a simple, effective and pampering way to cleanse your body from inside and out.

  Dry skin brushin Dry skin brushing is a great way to enhance the detox process of your skin. It's very easy, pleasant and has many health benefits. It stimulates the blood circulation, the lymphatic system and...

Detox Methods: Oil Pulling

Oil pulling. You must have heard of it since it’s becoming widely popular as a detox method. This Ayurvedic tradition is already thousands years old. And according to the old texts it cures over 30 diseases and conditions. Well, I’m not sure about that but it is a great way to improve your oral health.

  Oil pulling reduces plaque and improves your gum health. I've already wrote about Candida Albicans. Candida, as well as streptococcus, are also to be found in your mouth. Oil pulling on a regular base will keep those...

Apple & Oatmeal

It’s an instant classic, the Rolls Royce of oatmeal breakfast recipes. Starting your mornings pleasantly comfortable is a must with those cold and dark days. This recipe feels like a soft warm blanket warming you from the inside.

  Ingredients 3 to 4 tbsp oatmeal 200 ml water 1 apple, chopped royal pinch of cinnamon 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp grated coconutGet a little saucepan and heat up the oatmeal with the water,...

Quinoa stuffed bell peppers

This recipe is so versatile! You can practically use any vegetables you have at hand, so it’s perfect for leftovers. And instead of quinoa, you could also fill the bell peppers with amaranth or brown rice.

  Ingredients 75 gram quinoa 1 organic vegetable stock cube 2 bell peppers 1 red onion 1 clove of garlic 1 tomato ? zucchini a bit of cilantro for garnishPre-heat the oven to 200 degree Celsius. Rinse the...

Top 4 fermented foods

Our digestive system and our gut in particular is the lively home of zillions of good bacteria that help us with digestion and break up the food we eat in the nutritional parts that our body needs to function.

Our digestive system and our gut in particular is the lively home of zillions of good bacteria that help us with digestion and break up the food we eat in the nutritional parts that our body needs to function. Without those bacteria we wouldn't...

Does food change you mood? Part II

Particular food can influence our mood negatively. But can we also eat ourselves happy?

Once sugar hits our bloodstream the pancreas detects it. To deal with the sugar the pancreas releases insulin and the insulin helps to regulate the level of sugar in our bloodstream. The more sugar we get in our bloodstream the more insulin is...

Does food change your mood?!? Part 1

Studies have repeatedly shown that what we put in our bodies affect our mood. But how does food affect our mood? There are many explanations.

Think for example about caffeine. Drinking a cup of coffee can give us that needed boost and relieve us (temporarily) from being tired and irritable, but too much caffeine can also cause anxiety, nervousness and depression.Like with the...


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