La Chispa Recommends
Nov 11: Retreat Explore your change from I to We (Damanhur)
11/10/2013 - 19/10/2013
July 27 & 28: Arte Sano – a Healing arts festival on the beach;
27/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
July 15: Yoga and Mindfulness
15/07/2013 - 20/07/2013
July 9 – 14: curso de Permacultura
09/07/2013 - 14/07/2013
July 5 – 7: Mijas Blues festival
05/07/2013 - 07/07/2013
- Nov 11: Retreat Explore your change from I to We (Damanhur)
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Like many things in the mainstream we often assume there are no other alternatives, whereas over the years La Chispa has shown time and again that not only are there other options, but often they are healthier and more ecological. An excellent example is the question of tampons and sanitary pads, that are used in their millions by people who may not be aware that they are environmentally unfriendly and potentially unhealthy. Fortunately, for all eco women looking for a solution there is the Mooncup, … Continue reading
Did you know that wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges or more vitamin A than carrots? Wheatgrass is grown from the red wheat berry, a special strain of wheat that produces high concentrations of chlorophyll, antioxidants, active enzymes, vitamins, vital amino acids and other nutrients. It is one of the most nutrient dense substances on Earth, packed with essential fatty acids and chlorophyll. Wheatgrass is a lush green plant that will eventually become a shaft of wheat, produce grain and be harvested. It has … Continue reading
A traditional doctor would say “take an aspirin, and call me in the morning”. Why not say, as Dr. Robert O. Young might, “take a cucumber, and call me in the morning”?
We know that fruits and vegetables are good for us and we should credit our parents for telling us to eat our greens and salads to grow big and strong, because they were right. To enjoy more energy in life it is a good idea to add more greens to the menu. But why … Continue reading
Eco fairs are becoming a well established part of the Andalucian landscape and one of the more established and longer running fairs is held each year in the city of Málaga. Natura Málaga stands out as a reference point for professionals and public alike, bringing together the organic, health and wellness sectors under one roof at the city’s Palacio de Congresos. Now in its fifth year, the fair will be held over the weekend of May 17 to 19, and will build on last year’s … Continue reading
If we talk about health and the strategies that we have to care for and improve it, the circle starts and finishes at the mouth, particularly with regards to the food we choose to put in it. A conscious diet, with all that implies, is an essential part of any strategy of wellbeing.
In the years that I’ve cultivated a healthy eating style, I have taken the time to travel and experience different ways, but have not really found one in particular that I can declare … Continue reading
Tony Petre’s philosophy for his recently opened Slow Bar, Fuengirola’s first organic restaurant, is simple – good, fresh, seasonal food, reasonably priced with plenty of options and served with a smile.
Located in Avda Acapulco, in the heart of Fuengirola’s Scandinavian community, Slow Bar caters to this market as well as offering macrobiotic vegetarian and Spanish meals. “I’m planning to offer a macrobiotic vegetarian buffet every day, very reasonably priced, all you can eat with lots of salads,” explains the ever-enthusiastic Tony. “Scandinavians are very … Continue reading
We all know that getting enough fruit and vegetables is essential to maintaining vibrant health, but sometimes we just can’t eat as many as we’d like in a meal – a kilo of carrots can be quite time consuming to munch through! Many people make their own juice not just to make sure they get all they need but also for some fab and interesting combinations – like a liquid salad!
Our friends at Biocasa have sourced a superb juicer which is extremely versatile and works … Continue reading
In step 1 of our 7 Step Action Plan for a Healthier Life we looked at hydration in some detail. As an extra addition to this step our health detectives look at the essential role of salt, that goes together with water as one of the absolutely basics in health.
Salt is the ‘ion’ of life in which all energy is transported. Without salt there is no life. No water, no salt, no life – it is that simple. On the other hand, we hear … Continue reading
Take a vegetarian restaurant, a tranquil Yoga space, dynamic kids’ activity area and lively Café theatre and live venue, and blend together in the heart of Fuengirola. These are the ingredients that have inspired Cristina and Pedro to open Yogabarn, a new meeting place in the centre of Fuengirola, right opposite the church square. Tastefully designed, Yogabarn offers a haven from the busy streets around it, with an intimate café theatre that variously functions as a play area for children and a live music venue … Continue reading