Getting your Beauty Sleep

BEAUTY SLEEP Sleep is nature’s way of restoring and recharging both mind and body for a new day. It supports brain function, emotional wellbeing, and it’s not called beauty sleep for nothing; sleep really is the best anti-ageing treatment there is, helping to restore brightness to your skin. When it comes to your beauty routine, sleep…

Why Choose Organic?

What exactly does the word “organic” mean, especially when we are talking about products that we use, whether food or skincare? When we see the word Organic, it can be a little deceiving. Sometimes it says “made from organic ingredients” which may only mean that SOME of the ingredients are organic. On food products –…

Cooking with essential oils

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years. We can see 188 references to them in the Bible alone, the most famous being Frankincense and Myrrh of course. Also two of the most expensive.   There is documented evidence as early as 1550 BC that the ancient Egyptians were using oils both for treating…

Toxic Sugar

A “60 minutes” documentary aired about a year ago proved without a doubt just how toxic sugar is and how prevalent it has become in the majority of American, or “western” diets. The average American consumes 1/3 lb sugar PER DAY! That’s a whopping 130 lbs a year. They also said that it is as…

Can food help you fight cancer?

My grandfather died of lung cancer when I was just 16. Clearly, working in a coal mine and smoking 40+ a day did not help the issue, but I also remember never seeing him eat any vegetable other than peas and carrots. We’ll never know if a more varied diet would have helped his body…

Travel sickness

I don’t know if ALL kids get travel sick, but certainly most of the ones I know seem to. I have been vomited on so many times, usually in the confined quarters of a plane! I wish I’d known about this years ago. Aside from not wanting to “drug up” your child, they actually enjoy…

Cookware choices

Does the cookware we use affect the taste and/or quality of our food? Undoubtedly, yes! Particularly when you think about the traditional cast iron ware. Not only does it change the taste slightly, (for the better, in my view) it also gives the food traces of actual iron – which is incredibly useful as iron…

Finally made the Chrysanthemum tea!

It really did not take long at all. The hardest part was drying out the flowers. I placed them in a shallow dish on the window sill in the kitchen, which happens to get a lot of sun. It took 2 or 3 days before they were completely dry. Then for the fun part. Put…

Home gym

I guess if you’re lucky you get allocated a small spare room in the house to be the home gym. Unfortunately we get sufficient amounts of visitor service to use up all our spare rooms as guest rooms, so the gym is allocated to a portion of the basement. We do only have a Bowflex…

True burn story – this will have you hooked!

Despite being married to a Doctor, medicines have always been a last resort for me. I will try anything before going to my GP. So it will be no surprise that I have a healthy stash of essential oils. My absolute all time favorite has to be lavender and I will tell you why. You…