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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.

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…

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…

The Healing Properties of Frankincense Water and How to Make It

The Healing Properties of Frankincense Water and How to Make It

A testament of their famed medicinal prowess, Boswellia trees are capable of thriving in unforgiving conditions. They have been farmed on the desert plains boarding the Dhofar mountains for over five thousand years, tapped 2 or 3 times a year for their sap; an aromatic resin known as frankincense.  The…

The Spice Produced by This Common UK Vegetable is Nearly as Expensive as Saffron

The Spice Produced by This Common UK Vegetable is Nearly as Expensive as Saffron

The mere mention of saffron inevitably conjures up the far-flung and exotic. Even though there is at least one commercial grower in England, (which produces less than a kg in total harvest), most saffron comes from Iran, a country literally dripping with mystique. By contrast, the spice or seasoning I…

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…

This Traditional Afghan Method of Keeping Fruit Fresh Will Blow Your Mind

This Traditional Afghan Method of Keeping Fruit Fresh Will Blow Your Mind

What do you do if you want to prolong the shelf life of your favourite seasonal fruits? Putting the fruit in the fridge can help extend its lifespan for a week or so beyond the kitchen fruit bowl. Longer than that, you would certainly consider freezing, or, if you are…

The Truth About Coffee

The Truth About Coffee

Within the world of nutrition and especially where social engineering intersects, many foods are given a veneer of properties and prestige they simply do not have in reality. Coffee – the most widely-used psychoactive substance of the modern world, is the quintessential example of such a substance, culturally and dietically…

Less than 1% of Brits have tried this Popular Victorian Vegetable

Less than 1% of Brits have tried this Popular Victorian Vegetable

Just as you made the right impression all those years ago by pronouncing quinoa (keen-wah) instead of quin-noah, you won’t want to mispronounce this relatively unknown member of the dandelion (and also daisy) family. Salsify, pronounced sal-si-fee, used to be a popular root vegetable in the 1800s, but in the…

The most and least AGEing forms of cooking

The most and least AGEing forms of cooking

AGEs or Advanced Glycation End-products, and their build-up in human biology, underscore one of the critical mechanisms of aging and physical degeneration in the human body. Advanced Glycation End-Products (also known as glycotoxins) are oxidative and pro-inflammatory compounds that form when proteins or fats bond (non-enzymatically) with sugar molecules, most…