Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Mental Health, Stress Management

Spreading laughter, just for the health of it

We love to laugh because it makes us feel good. People who have more laughter in their lives are, quite often, healthier and happier. Laughter relieves stress and tension. It’s good for your mind, body and spirit. As the old saying goes: laughter is the best medicine. In a previous post, I’ve highlighted 12 reasons to laugh more. Laughter is a […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Artichoke, chickpea and lemon dip

I love this artichoke dip! It’s light, lemony and easy to make. Artichokes are excellent for you. They are high in antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamins, fibre and minerals. Ideally, you should boil or steam fresh artichokes and scrape out the hearts, though this can be time-consuming. An alternative is to buy the artichoke hearts marinated. Marinated artichokes have a […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Rhubarb, strawberry and apple crumble

The Swiss grocery stores and markets now have fresh rhubarb and today, I made a rhubarb, strawberry and apple crumble. This healthy and easy-to-make dessert is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds and fibre. However, when it comes to strawberries, I urge you to buy the organic kind. This year, strawberries are at the top of the list of produce with the […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Chocolate espresso muffins

These chocolate espresso muffins are easy to make and great for a morning or afternoon snack. Both decadent and wholesome, why not have a little chocolate for breakfast? These yummy muffins are made with wholewheat pastry flour, ground almonds, pure cacao and a hint of espresso. There’s no white sugar and no butter. Instead, the dates, […]

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