Few weeks ago, when I was in Provence, the region literally seems to glow bluish-purple. The color of soft lavender bushes shimmering against a blue sky... rolling up balmy country days and the soulfulness of summer into one pretty package. But as I've come to realise through talking with both ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!
It all started with the French Paradox. The question about how the French eat a high fat diet, smoke and totally shy away from active exercise, yet they have half the rate of heart disease (143 vs. 315 per 100,000 middle-aged men) and live 2.5 years longer than anyone else in the world. French ... Read More about Boozing with benefits: The right way to drink red wine for weight loss
The most commonly known ways to lose weight: 1. Cut the calories 2. Eat nutritious food and ditch the processed junk 3. Exercise But what if you've done all that and still can't budge as many pounds as you would like? Or, like me, you're way too busy/lazy/unmotivated to stick to a diet and ... Read More about The slacker’s guide to weight loss: 34 super-easy ways to lose weight sans diet or exercise
Lately, despite the twice daily cleansing and moisturising, an hour at the gym, weekly scrubs and face packs, adequate beauty sleep and copious amounts of water, I have been noticing that my skin has never ever looked this terrible. It's reached a point where strangers at the malls are asking me if ... Read More about What stress (or anger!) does to your face… and how to fix it!
Recently, my mother has been going to a Chinese acupuncturist and the first thing he does is make her stick out her tongue. Even though the problem is a slipped disc in her back, the treatment always begins with a visual examination of the tongue. And that's a trend I am increasingly seeing with ... Read More about What does your tongue say about your health? Prepare to be seriously surprised