A little rant…

I saw an interesting Horizon documentary on BBC iPlayer the other night called ‘Clean Eating The Dirty Truth’‘. The documentary featured Dr. Giles Yeo, an eminent Cambridge biochemist, who’s quest it was to unearth if there was the real truth behind claims made by healthy eating bloggers such as Deliciously Ella, the Helmsley & Helmsley sisters and Natasha Corrett, the author of Honestly Healthy. He was also trying to find the origins of the blogger’s inspiration, which took him to the US where he met the authors of three influential tombs, Wheat Belly, The China Study, and The PH Miracle Diet, to find out just how these medical doctors reached their conclusions. Some of his findings turned out to be quite problematic and highlighted that even in the healthy eating sphere you will find unscrupulous operators mainly interested in profit – not unlike any other area of business.
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Pulp Muffins

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Sounds like a bad film, right? But if you’ve struggled to know what to do with the leftover pulp from your juicing, then this post may be for you. Continue reading “Pulp Muffins”

Take a step in a new direction…

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I have recently taken up hot yoga and today, as we were laying on our mats in class, dripping in sweat and grateful for a momentary breathing pause, our instructor talked about the importance of the month of January. In her lovely yoga studio, January is when many will begin a yoga class for the first time, fuelled on by a new year’s resolution and a wish to dip their toes into the unfamiliar. Continue reading “Take a step in a new direction…”

Binchotan Charcoal – purifies your water differently

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When I was in California earlier this Summer I came across a vacuum packed charcoal stick called Binchotan Charcoal, claiming to purify water. The helpful lady in the shop told me the Japanese had used charcoal to detoxify water since the 17th century. Who knew? As I love anything Japanese, especially their tea rituals and seaweed rich diet, this was something I needed to explore. Continue reading “Binchotan Charcoal – purifies your water differently”

Paddle your own canoe

 

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When it comes to receiving good advice, less is sometimes more. You may have been there. A good idea pops into your mind and immediately you follow-up on your hunch with bits of initial research – you can feel the beginnings of excitement starting to simmer at the back of your mind. As an entrepreneur, I am well familiar with that burgeoningΒ  feeling – the possibility of maybe. Continue reading “Paddle your own canoe”

A few of my Swedish things…

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Us London Swedes have it good. If we get home sick there are plenty of places we can go to have ‘fika’, our Swedish word for sitting down for a while and having a cup of coffee, maybe a cinnamon bun whilst chatting to a friend. So important do we think this ritual is that we even invented a word for it. What’s not to love? Continue reading “A few of my Swedish things…”

A lunch box with bells on

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You know that feeling when you are heading out and about in the morning without any care for where lunch is going to come from and certainly not prepared enough to bring something good/healthy/nutritious with you in a smart lunch box. And then sitting down with a dry shop bought sandwich only to watch your colleague devour the best part of her/his fridge neatly collated into a lunchbox filled with such yummies as avocado/quinoa/hummus/beetroot/beans/seaweed etc. You get the picture and yep I’ve been there too. Continue reading “A lunch box with bells on”