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In this chapter of our 7 step health plan our health detectives move into the exercise zone. We are designed to move, not to sit in front of a TV, computer or playstation all day. Kids often run around all day, play and explore whenever they can, and although some of the older ones need to be kicked of their smartphones and tablets, we can guarantee that they will be happier in the long run if they do more physical movement. It is actually essential … 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
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
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
get your alkalising knowledge up to speed with our downloadable pH guide to foods that are acid or alkaline
More tales from America this issue, following our Health Detective’s recent sabbatical at Dr. Young’s pH Miracle centre in California. This time, the story of 15 year old Linda, recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer that appears in the lymph nodes. While this has a successful cure rate of over 80% with traditional chemotherapy and radiation, this article shows how complementary care is still critical when people use conventional medicine.
I met Linda in December last year, just after she had finished … Continue reading
This edition our health detectives get all flared up about inflammation and what it can tell us about our health.
Inflammation is one of the body’s defense mechanisms and is recognized by swelling, redness, fever, throbbing, irritation and a hot feeling. When the mucus in the bladder, stomach, and intestine are affected, it is called catarrh, while other kinds of inflammation affecting the joints are known as rheumatism. When we get bitten by a mosquito, the skin swells because the body sends blood and lymph … Continue reading
When Sandra Glijn started her studies in Feng Shui many years ago, she quickly realized that this ancient Chinese scientific discipline, dedicated to well being, could be difficult to integrate into a modern European lifestyle. In an attempt to ‘adapt’ traditional Feng Shui to 21st century living, Sandra created the concept of ‘Cosmic Chi’, chi being the invisible energy that connects us all, instead of Feng Shui (which literally means ‘wind, water’). Keeping the basic principles of traditional Feng Shui such as the 5 elements, … Continue reading
This issue our health detectives have been spending time on the Costa del Sol with a man considered to be at the very cutting edge of natural health – Dr. Robert O. Young, pioneer of the ‘New Biology’. I went along to his two week retreat to find out more.
Regular readers of La Chispa will be familiar with the idea of seeing our bodies like a fish tank – when the water gets dirty, change the water or the fish get sick. When the … Continue reading