Bhagavad Gita: simple and profound lessons

What is the Bhagavad Gita? It is profound wisdom from ancient India. It literally means “song of God”; Bhagavad means God and Gita meaning Song. The Bhagavad Gita is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit and is part of the 6th book of Mahabharata. My Mother Says what makes The Mahabharata special; is that there are no restrictions on who can read it. Everyone regardless … Continue reading Bhagavad Gita: simple and profound lessons

Benefits of trampolining

My Mother Says trampolining is fantastic for your health while being fantastically fun! One could see trampolining as an alternative to jogging. However trampolining has the added advantage of putting less physical stress on your lower limbs and feet. In fact some say that a ten minute bounce on a trampoline is equivalent to approximately half an hour of jogging. NASA says, “…for a similar … Continue reading Benefits of trampolining

Soak your nuts

My Mother Says that it is important to soak your nuts. Why? Because soaking helps to get rid of phytic acid . By soaking you make digestion of nuts easier meanwhile improving absorption of vitamins and other nutrients in the nuts. Adding a little salt while soaking will help neutralize the enzymes. Number of hours nuts must be soaked:  Walnuts: 8 hrs  Almonds: 12 hrs  Pecans: … Continue reading Soak your nuts

Your words can literally alter your brain

Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert, collaborated on the book, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” In it, they write; “A single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” When we use words filled with positivity, like “love” and “peace”, we can alter how our brain functions by … Continue reading Your words can literally alter your brain

The best of Carl Jung

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist whose research was deep-rooted in psychoanalysis. His theories are so revered that they were made into their own school of psychotherapy: Jungian psychology, which is also called analytical psychology.  His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies. My Mother Says here are some of my favourite quotes from Carl Jung… … Continue reading The best of Carl Jung

Clear mucus from your lungs

Our body’s final defense wall is our immune system, which protects us from viruses and diseases, and prevents the attacks of numerous microorganisms that enter the body via food. The immune system consists of tissues and organs work together to fight foreign bodies. Lungs are also important since their primary function is to inhale and store oxygen, and to exhale carbon dioxide through the nose. … Continue reading Clear mucus from your lungs

Indoor plants

Having indoor plants is a must, especially considering the toxins that come with paints, carpets and cleaning products. Indoor plants cleanse toxins from the environment and are boosters for mental and physical well-being. These are the best 5 indoor plants you can have in your home or office: Snake Plant This plant is excellent for decoration and is easy to grow. Its presence in the … Continue reading Indoor plants

Why handheld devices are harmful under 12…

My Mother Says that studies have shown the negative effects of giving handheld devices to children under the age of 12. Brain development The brain of a child under the age of 12 is in constant development. This is why they are curious and ask too much questions. If you don’t offer them the much needed attention and you leave them with their phones, iPads, … Continue reading Why handheld devices are harmful under 12…

Vaccines… inform yourself

My Mother Says that there is a huge amount of information out there which questions whether we should be giving vaccines to our children. There is plenty of material to sift through on this topic. My Mother Says that before you make the decision… to vaccinate or to not vaccinate… you simply must inform yourself. Here are 21 questions to ask about vaccines Question #1) … Continue reading Vaccines… inform yourself

Sauerkraut – why it’s so great!

Sauerkraut is a fermented food. Fermentation is the metabolic process of converting carbohydrates, like sugars, into either alcohols and carbon dioxide, or organic acids.  It requires the presence of a carbohydrate source (like milk or vegetables, which contain sugar molecules) plus yeast, bacteria or both. The yeast and bacteria microorganisms are responsible for converting glucose (sugar) into healthy bacteria strains that populate your gut environment and … Continue reading Sauerkraut – why it’s so great!