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Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking

Creative thinking engages different parts of our brains than normal and acts promote production of new neurons which are super important for keeping up a healthy central nervous system.   Image by Jess Hunter

Smile

Smile

Smile more: It’s linked to calmed blood pressure, quicker stress recovery, improved immune function, lifted moods and acts as a natural painkiller.    Image by Rebecca Jensen

Sleep & Music

Sleep & Music

Trouble sleeping? Listen to classical music. It has been shown to effectively treat insomnia and can help induce a meditative state as music beats can alter brainwave speed.    Image by Sarah Van Looy

Drumming

Drumming

Want to be as fit as an athlete but don’t have any interest in exercising? Play the drums. It help’s with dexterity and having greater control of your body.   Image by Clark Ramos

Happy Habit

Happy Habit

You can train your brain to be more positive. Our minds are wired to think negatively as a form of protection but making smiling a habit can help our brains to create more positive thinking patterns.    Image by Kathleen Motoa

Tick season

Tick season

If you have a tick, get rid of it as soon as possible because Lyme Disease is more likely to be transferred the longer the tick is on the body. Look out for flu like symptoms and/or a red rash around the bite. It’s quite easy to get them out...

Less Furniture

Less Furniture

Get rid of some of your furniture. It may sound crazy but sitting on a chair or sofa is not the best position for the body. Observe how toddlers and kids naturally sit down, one of the most healthful positions is shown in the picture above. Working and playing with...

Fruit & Pesticides

Fruit & Pesticides

We have one kid that would eat nothing but mango all day everyday. Sadly over here we can not grow them in our garden and shop bought ones are a luxury. I do love shopping local & organic but luckily mango has a dense peel which helps to keep pesticides...

Sugar

Sugar

How much sugar is ok for ourselves and for our kids? We tried to start the kids late on sugar but it was relatively easy for us with twins and they were our first. It's harder when you have already got older kids. Home baking let me keep control of...

Tablets & Water

Tablets & Water

I learned to drink a whole glass of water with any tablets I take. It's easier on the stomach and water alone does not react with the medication. Juices, coffee, alcohol, tea and milk can affect medication to the point that they stop working. The good thing is the more...

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Yesterday a friend asked me about sunscreen - it's a debated topic lately as they discovered a lot of them are not that healthy and people even have started making their own from natural oils. The thing is we do not really use much sunscreen. We make sure the kids...

Drinking water

Drinking water

We have one girl that gobbles down water all day and the other hardly ever picks up a drink. I use a couple of tricks to help her stay hydrated. She loves cucumber and cucumber is over 90% water, watermelon and strawberries work well too. Did you know you can...

Vitamn B12

Vitamn B12

There is something you should know about Vitamin B12. It's one of those vitamins that can not reliably be substituted through food that is not from animal produce. If you are a long term vegan/vegetarian thinking about having a baby or breastfeeding, it is advised to get your Vitamin B12...

Maroni Braten

Maroni Braten

One of the first blogposts I have written for Sagitta was on how we make this super healthy snack. We had them for breakfast this morning and the girls were complaining that next time I should make some more!  They are the perfect snack for the cold season - high in Vitamin-C,...

Supplements

Supplements

Do you take supplements? I was not into taking any sort of supplements for a long time. But when I got pregnant I started taking folic acid. Once my babies were born we have been giving them Vitamin D drops as over here we do not get much sun. Sooner or...

Tea

Tea

Fresh ginger and honey tea - a yummy and healthy way to boost your immune system.

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