‘All in one’ Porridge

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Efficiency is a zeitgeist. To do more in a shorter amount of time is what everyone is striving for these days. Leaving you free to do…more things efficiently. I am a bit ambivalent about all this efficiency – it sounds stressful to me but aficionados swear it is the opposite. The more efficient you are the less stress and forgetfulness you’ll experience. Perhaps. I am willing to be proved wrong. Continue reading “‘All in one’ Porridge”

Community Rocks

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As an only child, coupled with being an independent Swede, the lives of other people can sometimes take a backseat. Or not feature much at all. Don’t get me wrong. I would go to the end of the earth for my friends and family and I am intensely loyal. But in a wider context I get on with my stuff and let others get on with theirs – I am seldom the person who’ll put my hand up to join the PTA or voluntarily take on a set of responsibilities which may benefit a greater whole. I keep myself to myself in the nicest possible way. Continue reading “Community Rocks”

5 Top Summer Tips for looking and feeling your best.

IMG_8225It always happens at this time of year without fail. A few days of perpetual sunshine and suddenly, without warning, you realise that the beckoning of beach 2017, so far ahead in the distance with time to visit gyms or change diets, is actually here and now. Scary thought right? And the prospect of baring flesh that has been safely tucked away all year is not immediately appealing. So what can be done, quickly?

Continue reading “5 Top Summer Tips for looking and feeling your best.”

Love is what matters

After the atrocities across the UK over the past few weeks, the conscious act of showing love and unity seems more pertinent now than ever. Last night, whilst watching Ariana Grande’s One Love concert in Manchester on TV with my daughter, we witnessed just that. A united front, consisting of 50,000 human beings at the Manchester Arena, fuelled by love and support for their fellow men and women. Continue reading “Love is what matters”

10 Healthiest Fermented Fruit & Veg

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Are you looking after your gut flora, people? If you’re not sure then join the club.

I remember being shocked a few years back when I learned that 80% of our immune system resided in the gut. Really? Who knew? But with more science pointing to the importance of optimising our gut condition, it is clear that in order to stave off disease and inflammation in our bodies we need to take this seriously. And with an emerging gut-brain link, we also know that a bad gut can be behind all kinds of mental and psychological conditions too, like depression, anxiety, ADHD and so on. In the future, these conditions may be treated with supplements and diet rather than pharmaceuticals. The well informed and always relevant Dr Mercola has got several good articles on the science behind gut health (and lots of other things too) and its consequences. It’s worth doing the research. It’s quite an eye opener. Continue reading “10 Healthiest Fermented Fruit & Veg”

Juice baby

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In case it wasn’t absolutely obvious from this blog, I love juicing fresh, organic vegetables on a daily basis. Juicing has become an important way of life for me and I credit it with many health benefits – masses of energy and a great immune system to name but two. Continue reading “Juice baby”

Let’s talk about beets, baby…

IMG_7175Beetroot has come a long way from being seen as something pickled in a jar. This fibrous, sweet and iron rich root vegetable has been used since the Roman times where it had a reputation for being a blood purifier and cleanser of the liver and intestines. Continue reading “Let’s talk about beets, baby…”