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KNOW YOUR MINERALS: SELENIUM

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order Lyrica from canada How many of us actually know which minerals and vitamins are the most important ones for maintaining good health? I personally wasn’t that aware or educated on these things. It wasn’t until I got pregnant that I wanted to broaden my knowledge on matters of the health.

see url For those who don’t know that much about selenium or who have never even heard of it, let me tell you briefly why it’s so important for us and what happens to the body if it’s running low on this mineral.…

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

It’s the New Year again and while I welcome this bright new year with much open arms, I do steer clear from any notion that I should be planning out the coming 365 days for myself.

cheap liv 52 I’ve never been one for resolutions. I simply don’t believe in them. I think life is meant to be lived in the present moment, in the now. Who can know with certainty what the coming year will bring with it? For sure not me. And if I would start making resolutions and promises to do this and to achieve that, I would already be living in the future and putting burdens and pressure on myself and making my life feel rigid.…

LANI: Natural Vegan Hair Care

My apologies for my recent silence. It’s been pretty hectic with the kids during the past few weeks. Trying to keep two little ones happy in 40 degrees Celsius is not always easy. But I think we’ve finally found our pace in our new home in sunny and extremely hot Cyprus.

And that brings me to what I wanted to share with you today. Now, I have very long hair, which unfortunately often tends to be on the drier side. So what happened to my hair when we moved from Paris (which is mostly cloudy and cool) to Cyprus (which has 326 sunny days a year)?…

Homemade Cashew Milk

Cashew milk has become one of my most favored of nut milks. I really love the subtle flavor and texture of  this particular dairy-free milk. It’s slightly sweeter and thicker than almond milk, for example, which makes it a great addition to desserts or even sauces. And the recipe couldn’t be easier.  I tend to make my nut milks totally natural, but if you like to add some flavor into yours, vanilla, honey, maple syrup or even cinnamon would go perfectly.…

Advice: Spirulina and The Thyroid

About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, which is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid. People suffering from Graves’ tend to experience it in a slightly different way. At the worst point of my illness, I was having terrible palpitations, I was feeling restless and over-energetic, I was hungry all the time and losing a lot of weight. I was prescribed a large dose of antithyroid drugs and beta blockers, which in effect reduced the production of the thyroid hormone.…

How to Make an Egg Substitute Using Chia Seeds

I eat meat and I’m a huge fan of eggs in pretty much all shape and form. But occasionally I do like to take breaks from animal products and eat completely plant-based foods. So when a particular recipe calls for an animal protein, I just have to find ways of substituting it, which is actually very easy.

Chia seeds can make a great alternative to hen eggs when used in baking, and not to mention that they are extremely healthy. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, they promote a healthy digestive tract, they are an excellent source of magnesium and they are totally gluten and grain-free, making them suitable for anyone following a vegan, vegetarian or a paleo diet. …

Black Seed – “The Seed of Blessing”

Are you familiar with black seed, Nigella seed, black cumin seed, kalonji or Nigella Sativa? If the answer is no, let me change that to a yes.

Black seed has been used by people for thousands of years. It’s been traditionally known for its numerous healing properties. The seeds of the black cumin plant contain over 100 chemical compounds. In addition to what is believed to be the primary active ingredient, crystalline nigellone, black cumin seeds contain: thymoquinone, beta sitosterol, myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous.…

How to Make Oatghurt

Out of all the foods I left behind when I stopped eating gluten, dairy and sugar, I have to say I’ve missed yoghurt the most. I used to be a huge yoghurt fan. I could have easily found ways to enjoy it at almost every meal. So in order to satisfy my craving for yoghurt, I had to come up with new ways of enjoying one my most beloved old favourites. And after trying a variety of “yoghurts”, the only one that really spoke to me was oat yoghurt,  or as I like to call it, oatghurt.…

Let’s Talk: Superfoods

I keep hearing about superfoods all the time nowadays, moreover, that in order to be truly healthy, we should be consuming this and that superfood. But in reality, the term “superfood” wasn’t coined until recently. Before that these “superfoods” were known just as food.

When you think of superfoods, what comes to your mind? Goji berries? Maca? Baobab? Spirulina?

The truth is that most superfoods are actually everyday foods. And what makes them so “super” is the fact that they are very high in vitamins and nutrients.…

3-Day Sugar Detox

As I briefly mentioned earlier this week, I recently embarked on a 3-day sugar detox. I mainly did it to get a short break from all sugars and to neutralise my body. It was a really positive experience. It gave me perspective as to what I eat on a daily basis. It made me realise how much natural sugar I eat every day. I just love fresh and dried fruit. I’m not saying that eating fruit is bad for the health, but I do think that even natural sugars should be consumed in moderation.…