Your Best Alert System

At Olive Retreat we teach our clients to work on their body awareness to find out what is healthy for them, and we use yoga as an evident tool to get it back. We had it as small kids but lost it. The healthier you get the more in touch you get with yourself. At … Continue reading Your Best Alert System

Raw or Cooked?

What I like(d) about the Raw Food movement was that everything came freshly straight from the tree or the soil. At least 20 years ago! There is no better fridge then the tree, the best way to keep the nutrition. Today there are machines to make all kinds of fancy 'raw' food, even special chocolate … Continue reading Raw or Cooked?

Why Are Plants So Good for Us?

One thing we know for sure is that bile acid is carcinogenic. Bile acid is produced by our body in different forms to digest food, in particular fats and is mainly produced by our liver. The quicker the bile is secreted and then taken away the better. When we eat fats that are hard to … Continue reading Why Are Plants So Good for Us?

Stop Blaming Your Genes – 70% is Your Lifestyle

Very often i hear reluctant people blaming their genes, meaning they can’t do anything about their health and so they continue doing what clearly made them ill in the first place. Unfortunately many don’t react when the body have tried to tell them to stop during years, until it’s serious, really serious. I don’t have … Continue reading Stop Blaming Your Genes – 70% is Your Lifestyle

Methionine Restriction Reduce Cancer

The reasons why vegans have a much lower risk for getting cancer, and getting metastasis (recurrent cancer) are many. One is of course because the antioxidants are mainly found in fruits and vegetables and they fight any inflammation which is what cancer is. Most of our disease are inflammation based today; cancer, CVD, mental diseases, … Continue reading Methionine Restriction Reduce Cancer

Want to Live Longer?

There is no way any health advisor, of any medical profession, can neglect the statistics that vegans and vegetarians live longer, healthier and slimmer. If they do, they have simply not done their home work. If it is not evident by just looking at a vegan compared with a carnivore we have known this fact … Continue reading Want to Live Longer?

“Grandpa, Did you Really Eat Animals?”

Think about it; it's not long ago doctors recommended smoking. Lucky Strike made publicity claiming it was good against cough. Or sportsmen recommend it to stay fit! This summer vacation I have been catching up on the latest science, a systematic and rather time consuming job, putting the pieces in the puzzle together trying to … Continue reading “Grandpa, Did you Really Eat Animals?”

Cooking is as Great an Invention as the Wheel!

Cooking is fantastic! Not only because it kills potentially harmful bacteria but also because some nutrients become more bioavailable. When you soak, cook, mash food, you help your digestion so that it doesn’t need to use strong stomach acids to break up the food to get the nutrients out, and therefore they are more bioavailable, meaning … Continue reading Cooking is as Great an Invention as the Wheel!

A (Vege)-tarian Isn’t Necessarily Healthy!

A common mistake people make, is to assume that if someone is vegetarian, fruitarian, pescatarian (see yesterdays blog) or any other  -tarian, that they automatically are healthy, but that's not necessarily true. Someone who eats popcorn and drinks coke could be a vegan. Someone who eats doughnuts and drinks coffee all day is an ovo-vegetarian, or … Continue reading A (Vege)-tarian Isn’t Necessarily Healthy!

Vegan Is Not Only Healthy, It Is Right!

At our Olive Retreats, I often say; "You don't need to be part of the culture you live in, think, and do what feels right". To become vegan was a decision I made as a mother too. I never forced my family to stop eating meat but they had to "order" it, write it up … Continue reading Vegan Is Not Only Healthy, It Is Right!