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The average person gets approximately one-quarter of their total calories from snacks each day.  Snacks and treats can have a significant impact on your health because they make up such a large portion of your diet. Healthy snacks can help you avoid eating less healthy foods. Planning ahead for your day by preparing healthy snacks [...]↣ READ MORE

Valentina Parmigiani

Have you ever wanted to go on a yoga retreat? To take some time you just care for yourself in your everyday life? At the end of the day, taking care of yourself and prioritising your health can be challenging. You’ve finished the to-do lists, and you don’t have the energy for anything else. Making[...]↣ READ MORE

Tofu’s recent rise in popularity is thanks to the fact that it is a complete source of dietary protein, supplying all the essential dietary amino acids. This tasty meat alternative is now mainstream; today you’ll find it easily at most supermarkets and in many various forms, and can be found in the diets of more[...]↣ READ MORE

by Celestia Loeffler of Yoga and Yum Grapefruits are a beautiful citrus fruit that can help bring a little zest into our lives, and help get our bellies back on track. According to Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science), bitter and sour are the two flavors to favor this month, as we transition past holiday indulgence and move toward cleansing[...]↣ READ MORE

Another beautifully tasty and easy-to-make recipe from retreat chef Jo Dombernowsky. If you would like the opportunity to cook alongside Jo, to learn more about nutrition, or to do a detox with her, she’ll be running a number of special retreat weeks this year, including a Yoga, Ayurveda and Yogic Cooking Retreat in June and a Yoga, Cooking[...]↣ READ MORE

With Christmas and New Year being a time of change for many, we want to keep you motivated with tips, thoughts and inspiring stories to help you through the holiday season. In our latest newsletter we suggested ideas for setting your resolution goals, and how to stay on task. In the latest blog we have an inspirational story[...]↣ READ MORE

There is a lot of focus on the nutritional content of foods in Western nutrition – for example, how much calcium, iron, vitamin D, etc a food contains. Nutritional content is important, but digestion and absorption are indeed very important too. We should be able to digest and absorb all that healthy food we eat,[...]↣ READ MORE

Getting ready to leave Fuerteventura once again, the thought of lengthy layovers, untimely flights, delays, and the serious disturbance of my circadian rhythms was making me anxious. As I write this, I’m more than halfway through my journey home to the West Coast. I left the sunshine in Fuerteventura Saturday night, arrived in Dublin, Ireland[...]↣ READ MORE

Jo’s cookbook has arrived! With 75 delicious recipes, mouth watering photos, life changing nutrition advice and Jo’s story, this book is a must have for those looking to boost energy levels, learn new and exciting vegetarian recipes, and most of all have a little fun in the kitchen. Here’s one of her fabulous recipes from[...]↣ READ MORE

Cinnamon and diabetes

Adding some spice to your life may do more than enhance the flavor of foods! In Ayurveda cinnamon is used in treating type II diabetes. Interestingly I read a study published by Diabetes Care who reports on people with type II diabetes. The patients were given differing daily amounts of cinnamon. Regardless of the amount[...]↣ READ MORE