Sunday, April 28, 2013

I am a toolbox - are you?

I am a toolbox – are you?

My eyes are the tools for seeing
My ears are the tools for hearing
My nose is the tool for smelling
My mouth is the tool for gustatory sensations as well as the tool for oral communications
My body is the tool for tactile sensations
My mind is the tool for thoughts and ideas

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On artificial sweeteners and other food additives

I was sitting at the kitchen table with mum discussing her sweetener Stevia Stroe that she uses in her coffee. My previous analysis of artificial sweeteners like Splenda have scared me a bit.  To my surprise I found that Stevia Stroe is a good alternative with a glycemic index of 0 and it is derived from a plant. See below if you want to read more about one good sweetener and the dangers of the bad ones:

Click here to read all about Stevia Stroe

Click here to read all about the dangers of food additives

Monday, April 1, 2013

Swedish singer Sylvia Vrethammar - an old favourite of mine.

I found a little article about Sylvia Vrethammar in a Health magazine and remembered how much I liked this Swedish singer. She has lots of songs on YouTube if you want to listen. In the article Sylvia gave five tips on how to feel good

1. Eat, sleep and exercise regularly
2. Don't postpone things to tomorrow when they can be done today. Once it's done, your stress will disappear.
3. Think long term when looking after your skin.
4. Make sure you set aside some special time just for yourself (selfnurturing).
5. Don't forget who you are and what you want to achieve with your life.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Click here to listen to a YouTube recording of the mantra above