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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
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
This issue we return to the kitchens of Shanti Som as they launch a new season in the popular restaurant, reflecting the kind of fusion food you will find on offer as well as the special atmosphere. What better way to introduce the food than to include a couple of the mouth watering recipes you can enjoy there.
Spinach and Ricota Ravioloni
• Fresh pasta, spinach and ricotta ravioloni
• 150 gr. Pumpkin
• 70 ml sherry wine
• 50 gr. fresh onions
• 1 table spoon of sweet Thai chilli
• 200 ml cream
• 250 gr spinach
• 1 Clove … 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
Hemp seeds are an incredible vegan source of biologically available and easily digested protein, containing all 10 essential amino acids as well as a healthy anti-inflammatory 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fat. In addition, hemp seeds contain an especially beneficial type of omega-6 fat called GLA (gamma linolenic acid) as well as being rich in disease-fighting, plant-based phyto nutrients and anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E, and an assortment of minerals including zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron. The high protein percentage of simple … Continue reading
Start the day right, give yourself an alkaline boost so that you have more energy, vitality and improve overall wellbeing. Follow these 7 simple steps for 10 days and see how easy it is to live vibrantly. Start the day by hydrating yourself not just with liquid, but alkaline liquid, making a buffer for the stress and events of the day.
Step 1: Lemon juice
As soon as you get out of bed make a 330 ml glass of lemon juice. Squeeze ½ – 1 lemon into … Continue reading
This issue our health detectives continue their detailed step by step guide to healthy living. Last issue they looked at the importance of hydrating, and here they help you make sure you get the right water to hydrate properly.
Fresh spring water is absolutely the best water you can get, but if you don’t have a spring in the back of the garden then you need to figure out how to get the second best. Here on Costa del Sol I don’t recommend drinking the … Continue reading
To celebrate Biocasa’s second birthday, La Chispa called by to chat to owner Vanda Laktos about healthy and organic living in Fuengirola. As customers came and went during a typically bustling morning, Vanda told us about setting up the shop and her experiences over the past two years. “It was always my dream to open a shop like this. It is very much a proper organic supermarket, selling a wide range of products. I believe that healthy living starts with our diet, the food we … Continue reading