Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What’s your craving for food mean???

As we all know that obesity is our leading healthy problem in the world. With that come many problems. The surprising fact is that many are malnourished. Although eating thousands of calories a day, many of these individuals don’t eat the right foods, which their body craves. Lacking in vital nutrients that the body needs.

Most cravings are actually signals from your body telling you are dehydrated and sometimes misinterpret them as hunger pangs. It is estimated about 80% of people are chronically dehydrated, so before you fix you craving with food, take some water and wait half an hour. More often the not, they will disappear.

Below is a list to help you determine what your body is craving.

If you are craving
What you really need
Healthy food that have it.
Carbon Phosphorus
Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, chicken, Fresh Fruit, Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage, turkey, sweet potato, spinach.
High Protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans
Fatty snack (chips)
Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
NaCI (salt)
Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables,  sea salt, apple cider vinegar, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Meat, poultry, seafood, nuts, Granola, oatmeal, Mustard and turnip greens, Broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame, raw cabbage juice, sun-dried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens.
Carbonated Drinks
Mustard and turnip greens, Broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame.
Salty foods
Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt.
Lack of appetite
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B3
Nuts, Seeds, beans, Tuna, Halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, seeds, walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries, Raw Goat milk, unrefined sea salt.
Nuts, seeds, Fish, chicken, eggs, leafy greens. If you must… Dark chocolate with 75% with Cacao or higher.
Red Meat
Beans, Legumes, Un-sulphured prunes, figs and other dried fruits (high iron)
Fatty Acid
Raw walnuts, wild salmon, flaxseed oil and ground flaxseeds

I hope this can give you an understanding of what your body require and not what you feel like.

EB xx

Vitamin Cheat Sheet

When it comes to healthy eating and balance diets, we need to make sure that we include a high amount of vitamins. What do vitamins actually do to our body? What are the benefits and what food source do they come from?

I have complied a list for you to use as a handy reference. The next time you’re preparing a yummy meal or going food shopping. You’ll have a good idea of which foods contains vitamins. Please note when cooking your food, it’s a myth that the vitamins will be ‘cook out’.

A (retinol) Supports vision, skin, bone and tooth growth, immunity and reproduction. Mango, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Pumpkin, Broccoli

B1 (Thiamin) Supports energy metabolism.  Watermelon, Tomato, Spinach, Soy Milk

B2 (Riboflavin) supports energy metabolism, normal vision and skin health. Spinach, Broccoli, Mushroom, Milk, egg, liver.

B3 (Niacin) Supports energy metabolism, skin health, nervous system and digestive system. Spinach, Potatoes, Tomato, Lean ground beef, Chicken breast, Tuna (canned in water), Liver.

B6 (Pyridoxine) Amino Acid and fatty acid metabolism, red blood cells production. Banana, Watermelon, Tomato, Potatoes, Broccoli, Spinach, Chicken breast, White Breast.

B12 Used in new cell synthesis helps break down fatty acids and amino acids, supports nerve cell maintenance. Milk, Beef, Chicken, Duck, Tuna, Fish, egg.

C (Ascorbic Acid) Used in new cell synthesis helps break down fatty acids and amino acids, support nerve cell maintenance. Mango, Orange, lemon, Grapefruit, Strawberry, Kiwi, Spinach, Broccoli, Red Bell Peppers, Snow Peas, Tomato.

D Promotes bone mineralization. Fortified Milk, Egg yolk, Liver, Fatty fish, Self-synthesis via sun.

E Antioxidant, regulation of oxidation reaction, support cell membrane stabilization. Polyunsaturated plant oils, Avocado, Tofu, Wheat, Sunflower seeds.

K Synthesis of blood-clotting protein regulates blood calcium. Spinach, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Leafy greens vegetables, Liver.

Folate Supports DNA synthesis and new cell formation. Tomato, Broccoli, Spinach, Asparagus, Okra, Green beans, Black eyed peas.

Biotin Energy metabolism, fat synthesis, amino acid metabolism, glycogen synthesis. Widespread in foods.

Pantothenic Acid Supports energy metabolism. Widespread in foods.

Vitamins are very important to our bodies and we need them to keep us healthy. Follows this simple guide, to a healthier you.


What’s your food cravings really mean.
Vitamins Cheat Sheet. 
Common food Cravings & What they mean.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Gatsby Inspire Makeup Look

 I wanted to start my YouTube account with a great BIG BANG! By doing an inspire makeup tutorial. I was trying out my new Chi Chi palates and created this Gatsby inspire look. 

I am not sponsored by Chi Chi, but I would love to be! I have only purchased the RICHGEM, OASIA & BASES palettes; I can’t get enough of these palates!!!

This is what I look before

This is the finish product

So here is my Gatsby inspire makeup Look

What I used

Maybelline Super Stay Makeup 24hrs Foundation

Paintbox Cosmetic Golden Bronzer Matte

Designer Brand 12 Palette Nude & base shads

Paintbox Cosmetic Concealer Trio

Chi Chi OASIS Palette

Chi Chi RICHGEMS Palette

L.A Colours Mineral Blush

Boe Beauty Pressed Powder Compact

Maybelline Pressed Stay Matte Powder

Paintbox Cosmetics Gloss Quad Ice Box

Paintbox Cosmetics Le Rose Lipliner

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid eyeliner

Maybelline Define-A-lash Waterproof Mascara

They have been my all time favourite makeup products.

This look can be worn in different ways. How simple does it look with this outfit and hair!

I hope you liked the tutorial.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Today I found something interesting in my newsfeed that Jacksgap had posted. It was a video that TEDxTalks had upload on YouTube about a 13 year old who has dropped out of school, who simply want to be happy in life.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. If you would like to know more please click on the link.
About Logan

Logan LaPlante is a 13 year old, that believes when he grow up he wants to be happy and healthy. And knows that public schooling will not help him achieve that. So his parents decide to take him out of school when he was 9 years. He discusses how hacking his education has help him to achieve his goal of becoming a happy and healthy person, buy doing what he loves all the time.

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He talk about how happy and healthy is not considered in the education system today. He discusses in order to have a happy and healthy life you must have the following:

These are called TLC's or Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes 

Diet & Nutrition
Time in Nature
Contribution & Service to the community
Relaxation & Stress Management
Religious & Spiritual

His Schooling Involves

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Which have been designed by Dr Roger Walsh called “Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes” or TLC’s. Here is a little insight of what he talk about in his write up.

Exercise offers physical benefits that extend over multiple body systems.  It  reduces the risk of multiple disorders, including cancer, and is therapeutic for physical disorders ranging from cardiovascular diseases to diabetes to prostate cancer (Khaw et al., 2009; Ornish et al., 2008). 

Diet and Nutrition
There is now considerable evidence of the importance of nutrition for mental health, and an extensive review of over 160 studies suggests that dietary factors are so important that the mental health of nations may be linked to them (Gomez-Pinilla, 2008).

Imagine a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost. Such a therapy has been known to philosophers, writers, and laypeople alike: interacting with nature. Many have suspected that nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being, and these effects have recently been documented (Berman, Jonides, & Kaplan, 2008, p. 1207).
The idea that good relationships are central to both physical and mental wellbeing is an ancient theme, now supported by considerable research.  Rich relationships reduce health risks ranging from the common cold to stroke, mortality, and multiple psychopathologies. On the positive side, good relationships are associated with enhanced happiness, quality of life, resilience, cognitive capacity, and perhaps even wisdom ( Fowler & Christakis, 2008; Jetten, Haslam, Haslam, & Branscombe, 2009). 

Reaction & Enjoyable activities
Through experiences of positive emotions people transform themselves, becoming more creative, knowledgeable, resilient, socially integrated, and healthy individuals (Fredrickson, 2002, p. 123).                                                                                 

Relaxation and Stress Management
Even though stress is universal, few people are trained in managing it.  In addition, humans now face an array of novel stressors for which there are no evolutionary or historical precedents.  Many people therefore respond unskilfully or even self-destructively, aided and abetted by pervasive unhealthy influences such as advertising, media role models, and novel psychoactive drugs (Buss, 2000).

Religious & Spiritual Involvement
Religious and spiritual concerns are vitally important to most people and most patients. Some 90% of the world’s population engages in religious or spiritual practices, these practices are a major means of coping with stress and illness, and most patients say that they would welcome their health professionals inquiring about religious issues (Koenig, 2002). 

Contribution & Service
From ancient times, service and contribution to others have been regarded as virtues that can benefit both giver and receiver (Walsh, 1999).

These paragraphs were taken from a word Document. Just to give and little insight to the writings of Dr Roger Walsh’s TLC’s. For further information:

Logan's Video 

Logan has a goal and he has set his sights in completing it! Give 12 minutes of your time to watch the whole video. I think this is revolutionary, what Logan is doing. 

I hope that I can find something like this when I have children. Because today schooling system is not giving the future generation how to simply budget or to invest. I don’t want homeschool my children purely because of today society. Hack schooling is something definitely worth considering, because I want my children to be able to study the things that interest them. Although the public school system has done a great job up to now. You have to ask yourself has bullying decrease? Are teenager leaving school with knowing what they want in a career? It something worth considering about!