Why is Coconut Oil Good for your Skin, Hair, and Body?

Why is Coconut Oil good for your Skin, Hair and Body?

At a health seminar, I heard about oil pulling. Not hindered by any kind of knowledge I bought a pot of coconut oil and tried it myself. And concluded that I lack the patience for something like that. Oil pulling is comparable to mouthwash. You have to keep the oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes and let it swish around.

Finally, wanting to answer the question “Why is coconut oil good for your teeth”, I discovered that coconut oil is 100% saturated fat. Half a year before that I was warned that my cholesterol was too high, and I was panicky about anything leaning towards saturated fat.

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Review of Your Super – Superfood in a Cardboard Can?

Review of Your Super - Superfood in a Cardboard Can?

Until a few years ago I had never heard of superfoods. Probably nobody had. 🙂 And all of a sudden they are the talk of the town. Are they really that super and what can be the benefits of superfood? 

This article will be about superfoods and is a review of Your Super that sells superfoods in the form of powders.

Be aware that superfood is a marketing term. There is no scientific research to back up some of the claims that are made about superfoods. A one-sided diet is never healthy. So I do eat superfoods myself, but always together with a variety of other (in my eyes) healthy food. 

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Nuts for our Brain, and other Superior Health Benefits

Nuts for our Brain, and other Superior Health Benefits

In the Netherlands, we have a snack called Studentenhaver, which roughly translates as Student oats. This is a mix of walnuts, cashew nuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, and sometimes other dried fruits. This mix is supposed to enhance intelligence, hence the name. So, nuts for our brain.

Tom and I supplement our food with lots of nuts, not because it would increase our intelligence, but because of all the benefits nuts contain. We rarely eat meat, which is another reason to eat nuts. Although the main reason is that they are delicious. We love nuts.

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Is High Cholesterol Dangerous or is that too Bluntly said?

Is High Cholesterol Dangerous or is that too Bluntly said?

The common belief is that high cholesterol is the cause of blockage of the arteries, leading to heart problems, among other things.

And the common solution is to prescribe a cholesterol-lowering drug, statins.

In other words, cholesterol is seen as a problem that needs to be solved.

While it makes more sense to see high cholesterol as a symptom and work on the cause.

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Best Seeds to Eat for your Daily Dose of Healthy Supplements

Best Seeds to Eat for your Daily Dose of Healthy Supplements

If you open our kitchen cabinet, you would find many pots of seeds in addition to the spices. I really like seeds in my salads and bowls of almond yogurt.

In my opinion, there are seeds that are better than others, and tastier. I will list the best seeds to eat in this article.

Seeds generally contain more omega-3 fats, protein, and fiber than nuts, while seeds provide fewer calories! And seeds are a huge source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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The Proven Benefits of Calcium for our Body

The Proven Benefits of Calcium for our Body

When my mother was 87 she broke her first hip, because she fell off her bike. Three years later she fell out of bed and broke the other one. Until her first hip fracture, my mother never used any medication or supplements.

I am not even sure her food was varied enough after my father passed away years earlier. Maybe she had a Calcium deficit, I don’t know. 

It made me study the benefits of Calcium thoroughly because the healing process and the aftermath were difficult. And if I can prevent that happening to me, all the better. When you are aging, osteoporosis (bone loss or bone weakening) is a huge risk, especially for women. 

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About Hannie & Tom

About Hannie and Tom

Hi. We are so glad you are here! We will do our utmost to let you feel welcome. Reach out to us if we can help you in any way. ❤️

Some years ago we made a very important decision. We sold our house in the Netherlands and went to Spain. Changing our lives so radically gave us a huge boost.

In our first year in Spain, we traveled from Isla Cristina, the western point of the south coast, all the way to Cartagena. We rented either a house or an apartment and after a few days or weeks moved on to the next place. That is a marvelous way of getting to know a country and the people living there.

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