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My Floral Notes; a new Deco therapy collection

Deco therapy is the art of surrounding yourself with things that make you feel good. When you look at decorating from this perspective, you can become more focused in your choices, selecting objects that answer your real needs. It’s an innovative way of decorating that truly makes sense in this era of uncertainty and tumult. […]

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Discover Voice Yoga

Have you ever fantasized about an easy, accessible technique that would help you to manage stress, at any time of the day? 15 years ago, when I started singing, I had no idea I would become so passionate about the art and discipline of Voice Yoga. Nor did I know that I would convey its […]

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Layered duck eggs and vegetables

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The mystery and magic of water kefir

Fermented water kefir is an important part of our juice retreat here at Spa Eastman. Although we may think that this ‘new’, fermented health drink has only just arrived on the world scene, the history of water kefir goes back a very long way.  There is much debate as to whether it originated in Tibet […]

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Green vegetable and rosemary juice

Portion: 1 Is your green juice missing something?  Losing it’s zip?  Well, there is a way to bring life back into your juice routine.  Just like mixing healthy cruciferous vegetables and sprightly, sweeter citrus makes a juice more balanced – blending in herbs adds another layer of flavor to the mix. Ingredients ½ cucumber ½ […]

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Clearing the Fog: Juice and herbal cleanses for clarity and focus

In 2017, the World Health Organization published a study (1) stating the total number of people living with depression in 2015 was estimated to exceed 300 million – an increase of more than 18.4% since 2005.  And depression aside, almost all of us have, at some time in our lives, experienced abnormal tiredness, brain ‘fog’, […]

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The wonderful benefits of mushrooms

We too often take these small, pale fungi for granted, however cultures around the world have eaten or used mushrooms medicinally for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient Egypt and the Ming period in China.  Mushrooms are a superfood, and one of the most health-promoting foods on the planet. Countless scientific studies have […]

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Traditional chicken broth

1 organic chicken carcass or 8-10 organic chicken wings 5 liters of water 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar Vegetables (leeks, carrots, turnips, celery, onions, etc.) Spices (thyme, rosemary, cloves, etc.) 1 head of garlic Put all the ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer on very low heat for around 8 […]

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Why a chicken broth is so comforting?

We all know someone in our family or circle of friends who saves those left-over bones from the Sunday roast and boils them for hours to make rich broths and nourishing soups.  However, it seems that fewer people now remember this age-old practice of traditional cuisine. To me, bone broth is simple, it’s timeless, and […]

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Our harvests in a glass

Having the opportunity to be spending two months in Australia this year, to study the flourishing organic, local and seasonal approach to food production and the impact this has on the amazingly innovative Australia’s restaurants and overall nutrition, has been both exciting and inspiring for me. Current avant-gardist food trends here in the land ‘’down-under’’ […]