Keeping up an alkaline diet is a well cited route to health. Acidity is harmful because for a host of reasons. Excess amounts of acid depletes oxygen which your cells require for a proper functioning. Note the quote from Noble prize Winner Dr. Otto H Warburg, who is well known for his studies in Cancer… “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer … Continue reading Quick fix for acidic body
Smudging is the (ceremonial) process of cleansing and purification. A collection of herbs are put together to make a smudge stick. These are lit up and the smoke is used to clean negative energy. These ceremony has been done throughout our societies for Centuries with records back to Egypt in 1530 B.C.E and Israel in the 5th Century B.C.E. Interestingly there have been some scientific … Continue reading Smudging…
Our gut is home to approximately 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) microorganisms. Hippocrates said “All disease begins in the gut“. And we’re only starting to begin to understand the importance of the gut flora’s role in health and disease. Gut flora corresponds to over 75% of our immune system. You can read up more about What is a leaky gut? The gut barrier is essentially your gatekeeper to decide what … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar for leaky gut-
My Mother Says that Baking Soda is much more powerful than we realise! Baking Soda is best known for its use in the kitchen but it’s more than a cooking agent. Baking Soda is also a great (non-toxic) cleaning agent. And more interestingly, Baking Soda also does wonders for your health in restoring your body’s PH balance. Did you know that baking soda has been … Continue reading The Power of Baking Soda
How do you handle adversity… Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? Here is a sweet story of a girl consoling with her grandmother about a problem she has encountered. The lady asks her granddaughter; “When a problem knocks at your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”… One young woman went to her … Continue reading A life lesson; a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
Do you remember Dolly? Dolly the sheep made the headlines in 1996 as the first cloned mammal. So what has happened since then? The European Union forbids cloning in animal husbandry practices. However cloned animals are permitted in the food chain in the US. And there’s no labelling requirement for animals which are cloned, or for their offspring. So how does one avoid offspring from … Continue reading Are you eating cloned cows?
My Mother Says we all Love Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. It’s simple yet so profound. The problem as ever is how to remember to apply The Power of Now in our daily lives. So here is The Power of Now summed up on one page… The present moment is the most precious thing there is Wherever you are, be there totally Always say “yes” … Continue reading The Power of Now in 1 page
My Mother Says that having an optimal PH balance is key to leading a healthy life. 1. Good hydration – this allows us to optimally eliminate byproducts. Remember the importance of water. After all we can survive for a few months without food but we will last only about 10 days without water. Note there are studies which show that drinking a simple 8-10 glasses … Continue reading 3 steps to alkalizing yourself
Our bodies change after 30 (unfortunately!) and my Mother Says that we ought to be willing to make certain lifestyle changes in order to live happy, healthy and long lives. This is a wonderful way to encapsulate 20 lifestyle changes after 30 Stop worrying Sleep and wake up on time Pranayama Avoid getting angry Eat less spicy food Have a bit more of milk and … Continue reading 20 changes after 30
My Mother Says that Mark Mattson, Neuroscientist, has done some fascinating studies on what Fasting does for your body and brain. Intermittent fasting enhances the ability of nerve cells to repair DNA Fasting stimulates the production of new nerve cells from stem cells in the hippocampus. He also mentions ketones (an energy source for neurons), and how fasting stimulates the production of ketones and that it may … Continue reading Fasting is good for the brain?