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Welcome to my blog where I will be featuring a host of exciting vitality posts, all based around the areas of nutrition, fitness, longevity and natural beauty. Some of them are based on questions I often receive, whilst others are things I personally recommend and practice, eye-opening ideas you will want to know about.

Why You Need to Kick Out This Natural Toothpaste Ingredient Today

Why You Need to Kick Out This Natural Toothpaste Ingredient Today

This common household item - a white crystalline powder, long utilised as a natural toothpaste ingredient in stand alone and homemade formulations, has recently burst into more widespread popularity thanks to social media sites likes TikTok and Instagram. Baking soda (also knows as sodium bicarbonate and bicarbonate of soda) has…
Beyond the Chocolate Tree: Exploring the Forgotten Fruits of Theobroma

Beyond the Chocolate Tree: Exploring the Forgotten Fruits of Theobroma

When we think about the word Theobroma (literally meaning “Food of the Gods”), many of us automatically equate the word with chocolate and the cacao “bean” - the world’s most widely consumed nut. Nonetheless, the “chocolate tree” or Theobroma cacao is just one of 20+ species of fruit-bearing trees in the Theobroma family,…
The Surprising Saviour of the Inuit and the High Arctic

The Surprising Saviour of the Inuit and the High Arctic

The Arctic is an astonishingly diverse place. A land of cold during the formidable Winters, yes, but a land of extremes, with a surprising strong heat and UV intensity, radiant 24 hour light and bursting fervent growth during the relatively short "active" season in the lower Arctic. The Arctic encompasses…

The Teeth Whitening Properties of This Fresh Root are Unbelievable: The Fresh, Potent, Enzymatic Method

The Teeth Whitening Properties of This Fresh Root are Unbelievable: The Fresh, Potent, Enzymatic Method

This root is a highly under-utilised superhero of the dental health world. Not only does it naturally reduce the presence of bacteria that cause cavities and gum inflammation, it very effectively, and perhaps counter-intuitively, whitens and de-stains your pearls too. If a more effective natural plant product exists for the…

This Pervasive Type of Flour is Adulterated and This is the Much Better Alternative

This Pervasive Type of Flour is Adulterated and This is the Much Better Alternative

At one time, the addition of chalk to bread was officially recognised as adulteration and banned by law: today, in the name of "fortification", it is mandatory in almost all loaves in the UK, and a large number of other countries.But the adulteration in question doesn't just end with bread.…

Mojo Verde: A Hearty Herbal Condiment

Mojo Verde: A Hearty Herbal Condiment

There is an island in the Atlantic off the coast of Tenerife. It is called La Gomera. A steeply hilled island with its own rainforest, its own whistling language, and its own Mojo.Mojo (pronounced Mo-ho) is a herbal condiment with deep roots in La Gomera. Indeed, it is interesting that…

What Food Actually Looks Like (in the Beginning)!

What Food Actually Looks Like (in the Beginning)!

In this new pictorial series, I will be demystifying the often surprising behind-the-scenes reality, that is: where our ingredients came from before they got to our plates or kitchen cupboards – how they actually look in the garden or the farmers’ field, at the very beginning, before any form of…

Why Soaking Potatoes and Root Veg is So Good

Why Soaking Potatoes and Root Veg is So Good

Nutrition isn’t simply what you eat. Right up there at center stage, is how you prepare what you eat. The following advice has been carried forward to the present day via many culinary lineages across the planet. In fact, a few of you may have even observed your very own…

It’s Blue! Discover one of the World’s Rarest Salts

It’s Blue! Discover one of the World’s Rarest Salts

Blue Persian rock salt is one of the rarest, and consequently, one of the most expensive natural salts in the world. The unique blue properties of the salt are derived through naturally occurring deposits of Potassium Chloride crystals known as Sylvite. As a result, the salt is also a good…

Why this Underused, Potent and Refreshing Flu Herb is so Special and How to Use It

Why this Underused, Potent and Refreshing Flu Herb is so Special and How to Use It

A beautifully fresh and aromatic culinary herb, it has been in use on the Asian sub-continent for thousands of years. In Sri Lanka and East India it is used to make “fever grass tea”, a herbal remedy to reduce a fever and alleviate cough and cold symptoms. Hint, hint!In Traditional…

With these Simple Tips You Will Never Need to Buy Oat Milk Again

With these Simple Tips You Will Never Need to Buy Oat Milk Again

Oat milk is creamy, delicious, energising and…, notoriously, bought in plastic and aluminium lined cartons from supermarkets, rather than made fresh in the home. With the following simple tips you will learn how to easily make your own organic, digestible oat milk from scratch. I will start with a few…