I have been fascinated with the traditional Jamu drink for quite a while now. It dates back almost 1,200 years to ancient Java and has often been likened to Ayurveda. In Indonesia, Jamu is used to address everything from weight gain and a sluggish metabolism to acne, insomnia, fatigue and cough or ... Read More about Indonesian Jamu: A simple recipe to make your own healing detox tonic
I am not a germaphobe. Not by a long shot. But I have been known to never leave home without some antibacterial hand gel. Because you never know where the day will take you: doctor's offices, public washrooms, dirty cabs, the subway, sticky tables, snotty noses... you know the drill. But there ... Read More about How to make your own hand sanitizer: Safe, simple, effective!
Normally, I love vintage beauty tips. After all, anything that's stood the test of time for hundreds of years has to be pretty effective. And I like how most of them are all about natural and wholesome ingredients, most of which can be found right within my kitchen. However, sometimes, the really ... Read More about Fatal attraction: The most terrifying beauty practices ever!
Flu season is here... joy to the world! And while it's fun to snuggle down under the sheets with a book and a steaming hot cuppa, it's not half as pleasurable to have the chills, fever, body ache, headache, cough, cold, fatigue and the zillion other maladies that accompany the flu. And like ... Read More about The DIY cold and flu tonic that will keep you healthy all season long!
If it wasn't bad enough that sugar wreaks horrors on our health (diabetes, Alzheimer's, mood swings, candida, hormonal balances, cholesterol... anyone?) research now shows that it's terrible for our skin as well. An excessive intake of processed sugars can fast track the aging process, leading to ... Read More about How sugar destroys your skin (and how to quit it without going crazy!)