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Over 100 activities, a dynamic market, live shows and practical classes and workshops all weekend.
For the past 6 years the Arte Sano festivals have been bringing healing arts events to San Pedro Alcantara, and at the end of November (Nov 30 & Dec 1) will be celebrating the seventh edition of this popular event in the ‘Carpa’ municipal in the town’s feria ground.
“Many people are looking for new ways of living these days,” explains Monica Bereuther, one of the organisers. “Arte Sano is a … Continue reading
Kombucha is a natural drink based on tea. It is organic, refreshing and a commercial version is made locally in Cadiz. The difference from other drinks, including organic ones, is that kombucha has many healthy benefits especially for our digestion. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, including the famous vitamin B12, and on top of the rich taste that is like champagne it has no alcohol and is safe for children to drink. Any sugar content is purely residual and it is safe for … 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
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
Life in general and living healthily in particular can become a little overwhelming at times and despite our best efforts to ‘do the right thing’, we often drift towards what is convenient, comfortable and uncomplicated, and habits form pretty quickly. If this is the case for unhealthy habits, team behind ‘Healthy Habits’ asked themselves why we can’t make it work for healthy habits as well.
People’s answers are always the same: “Because it’s all too complicated!” “too time consuming!” “More expensive!” Healthy Habits has made … Continue reading
It is nearly impossible to walk into a convenience shop or restaurant without being offered a dose of artificial sweetener like aspartame. You can’t buy chewing gum or a box of mints without having to read the label like a hawk, because it’s not always obvious that a product contains aspartame. Would you like some excitotoxin with your coffee or fruit yogurt? Do you even know what excitotoxins are? They are chemical substances, like aspartame, that cause neurons to fire spasmodically. This eventually burns out, … Continue reading
Progesterone is produced by both women and men. Progesterone, also known as the “pregnancy hormone”, is both a male and female hormone.
Post-menopausal women and men produce most of their progesterone from the adrenal glands. In men, some is produced in the testes. Both sexes synthesize a small amount in the nervous system. While progesterone is produced in more abundance in young fertile women, the hormone cannot be called a male or female hormone. It is reported that progesterone deficiency can produce a variety of … Continue reading
Vibrant health is our birthright. Our DNA has the perfect blueprint for health, and life knows exactly what to do to sustain itself. All you have to do is supply your body the pure and correctly balanced materials, and your body does the rest.
Unfortunately, with the many pollutants in the world today, loss of minerals in the soil, poor food choices suggested to us by advertising, and the stress of our modern pace of life, most of us have not always given our body these … Continue reading