Brain Nutrition .. THE 4 AGREEMENTS

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I will admit that I am a mindfulness book junkie … however I am aware that we are few and far between .. usually lurking in the back of bookstores like The HunchBack of Notre Dame pretending to be looking at the travel section to the left … with one eye on deepak chopra whaaat??? shh not like that .

but seriously .. I recently re-red THE FOUR AGREEMENTS … a book about how our minds mess us up .. nahh duh , and how a few little agreements will change the way you see the world … the whole book makes a lot of sense especially if you’re the type of person who’s hard on yourself , over thinks everything or is a little careless and mindless. 

its honestly not wishy-washy The Secret vibes .. its really practical .. but you’re like WHAT ARE THE AGREEMENTS TELL ME .. no you need to read it to find out .. ONLY JOKING :

agreement 1

Be impeccable with your word – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

agreement 2

Don’t take anything personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

agreement 3

Don’t make assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

agreement 4

Always do your best – Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.


now you don’t have to read it .. but you do because . it (personally im surprised oprah hasn’t caught on to this one.. or has she?)


Get High With Hemp

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no not the one you smoke .. or the one they make horrible fisherman’s pants out of .

This hemp is an entirely different strain of plant to Cannabis.. well the same strand as the vegan clothes.. but different form … they’re tiny nuts which are actually part of the fruit / flower family.. I’m confusing you .. especially if you clicked here due to the title.. dont get your dreads in a twist.

its basically a little nutty sunflower seed tasting .. soft textured superfood . it can be eaten raw.. made into hemp milk sprouted or shelled .

shelled is easiest as you just sprinkle it in salads or soups or breakfast.. just fling it about … hemp shower !!

delicious and nutritious .. it is the veg equivalent of a steak and its full of the new fashionable fat Omega 3.. good fatty good .

so facts:

30% make up of easily digested protein

all 10 amino acids

cholesterol regulator (so steak without the steak bad bits)

omega-6 to omega-3 fat which can help to improve your moods


gamma linoleic and stearidonic acid which can help with eczema, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies high Cholesterol

anyway .. a lot of athletes swear by it and use it as an energy boost .. and its in many-a-health-experts-smoothie . ANNNDDD Hugh Jackman ate them to get buff for wolverine … cue everyman just face planting into a bowl of hemp

so get hempy

Vitamins Are Like Relationships , Some combinations just work

A lot of people don’t realise that isolating vitamins or minerals in supplement form .. can actually.. do nothing ..


i know WTF  this is why WHOLE FOODS contain varied nutrients and  vitamin combinations that complement each other .

. money WASTER .. but don’t bin them yet .. like good friendships vitamins need each other and combining certain ones .. will allow the synergy to take place .. and TA DAH .. they work .. so here are the most important if you must take supplements


even the supplements are surprised :O



RANDOM Things About Sleep

The Future Of Sleep

A duo have made a eye mask that allows you to lucid sleep – control your dreams … so sick!

Watch them below explain it in a Kickstart video .. I must have one


This App will help you sleep like nothing else

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What Your Sleep Position Says About You:

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ok goodnight

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Model Come Health Guru … Azusa Hyde

meet Azusa Hyde ..

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22 years old she’s  travelled the world from Singapore to Milan modelling and lived a hectic schedule of shows and on-location shoots.

but all that wasn’t enough , she instead decided to add businesswoman to her achievements.. a healthy one at that  joining the YOR health group 

a high quality vitamin/ supplement all round health brand , with 30 years backed research …

we asked her some questions about health and wellbeing

sum up your nutrition and health values in 5 words?

Clean, simple, natural, easy, holistic

whats your healthy little secret?

Digestive enzymes with every meal !
Skin brushing.

favourite recipe?
I love making smoothies – banana, coconut water. Natural peanut butter, almond milk, YOR super greens and maybe some chia seeds with nutmeg. Could have this every day.

how does what you put into your body effect your whole being?

You are what you eat and what you absorb. I think digestive health is hugely under appreciated. Your immune system is intertwined with your digestive system so poor digestion often is a trigger for disease. Take care if your tummy and you’ll thank yourself later.

If I opened your fridge now , what would you be most proud of and what would you be most embarrassed by?

Hmmm most proud of my coconut water probably… And my huge array of tropical fruits!
Most embarrassed by the asian sweets in there that I’ve collected and never eaten … Probably going off. Oh I sometimes have kimchi in the fridge, which is fermented Korean cabbage… That’s a bit embarrassing .

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best advice you have ever been given?
Tough one. I have some quotes that I hold really close to me…
“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, what does that say about your size”
John Demartini also said
Life is worthwhile if you learn, if you try (and try again), if you stay, and if you care. Care for the day, the people, the enterprise and yourself – become all you can become
I keep that one in my phone

beauty go-tos (products, regimes everything )

Palmers cocoa butter or any anti-stretch mark and smoothing cream, dental floss – don’t neglect your gums!, pumice stone for your feet, skin brush for circulation… I drink ALOT of tea too – dandelion is great, burdock root tea helps circulation too (mine is terrible), and ginger and peppermint for post-meals

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3 Phone Apps To Replace Your Therapist.. Facebook.. And A Steak

These 3 things are great .. and free.. and everything is better when its free.. 

 Buddhist Meditation Trainer:


Buddhist Meditation Trainer is your personal trainer for relaxing and enlightening meditation. It features 10 levels of enlightenment with deeper quotes to meditate on in every level. All with a simple to use meditation timer.

Simply start meditating for 5 minutes everyday to feel the difference. After ten days you will gain a level and further enlightenment

and you can change preference/music etc .. so good for bus/train/car rides or commuting .. the tingly bells permeate the brain!



this one has literally saved my life in foreign countries looking for health food stores.. so easy.

Find vegetarian, vegan, veg-friendly restaurants, health food stores, and other types of vegetarian business nearby your location, or enter a location manually. The app provides a list or map of vegan & vegetarian restaurants in 150 countries.

And its not just for hippie vegans and vegetarians .. it tells you about farmers markets as well

Attitudes Of Gratitude Journal : 


its been scientifically proven that keeping a gratitude journal makes you happier. but i never remember where ive written them down or even if i remembered to write them

also .. great for people who feel the need to facebook brag .. shhh just write it in the journal shhhh

This simple app will help you to develop and maintain a daily attitude of gratitude. At the end of each day you can list the things you are grateful for. You will soon see that your list is much longer than you expected.

By focusing on gratitude, we shift the focus away from the things we may feel are missing in our lives.



because my friends are aware of my healthiness obsession … I no longer wish to supermarket shop with them .. as the amount of times im asked to be the nutrient equivalent of a price comparison service .. is making my brain hurt..

Friend : whats better pumpkin or sweet potato ?

Me: sweet potato …

Friend: broccoli or cauliflower ?

Me: Broccoli…

Friend: blueberries or raspberries?

Me: *voldemort voice* you shut your mouth .. and learn to google


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but now you don’t have to google or worry or ask me because.. dun dun dun

there is now a site that does the comparison for you .. like a knock out boxing match .. its incredible

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see so many questions answered !

then it breaks it down .. vitamin , calorie , everything wooowweeee

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no but seriously I actually don’t mind the questions as long as I know the answer (I have a phobia of my brain being exposed as actually very small) .. ive bookmarked this on my phone .. so I will now be a food fight genius


Everyone loves a good DIY .. i love putting food on my face as opposed to other stuff. as your skin is an organ .. therefore absorbs stuff including nutrients .. but what to put on the face ?

i’d heard potato’s, oatmeal , honey loads of stuff  before .. but it wasn’t till i read this article i was like ohhhhh sh*****TT i can put loads on my face !!!!




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Yeah I’m plugging A Product .. Inika

ugh I hate this .. but I have to do it .. because I like it … the product plug


Recently I swapped my beautiful baby -Chanel Foundation to a NATURAL CHEMICAL FREE FOUNDATION .. dun dun dun .. cue me running around the wild with dangly armpit hair and burning sage . but nooo not like that .. I was just interested to see if I could find something just as good that was a bit more natural …

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and I found INIKA (note the website looks like a very basic slightly dodge not luxurious thingy) but honest-to-jebus it is luxurious and decadent and matched  my Chanel point for point  ( blasphemy i know right)

it smells like .. nothing cream .. worst explanation ever .. but it just smells like clean.. is that a thing .. thats a thing now .

I haven’t thrown away chemical friends .. but I never wear them on a daily basis anymore .. and my skin looks amazing . truly .. vain .. yep

even if you don’t believe me its actually won a bunch of awards

anyway .. that was my plug of the day .


Like White On Rice.. And Tina Turner Is My Hairspiration

Firstly I made the easiest rice milk ever.. I. am . so .domestic .

NO its great . no added oil like store milk alternatives . or salt or stabilisers blah blah blah .. plus when I strained it I slightly felt like I was milking a cows udder … and I immediately had a strange envy of the Amish . so soothing ..

It was delicious . butIi didnt use maple syrup .. I no likey maple syrup . so I did it with YACON SYRUP 

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 .. completely irrelevantly .. I have been on a hair journey .. I had become a Hair-e-krishna …too scared to cut or dye the f*cker because I have spent so much on Silica to make it grow like a beast .

but I believe when your hair lines up with …. as oprah would say the  “inner You” its a special time .

and I may have found mine …

its embarrassing that it had to be Tina Turner .. you cant fight fate I guess

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cue you all singing .. SImply The Best .. dun dun dun .. Better Than All The Rest

Doutzen Kroes.. Well she would know

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Doutzen Kroes  has the most banging body ever… and this is what she does .. cut to us all running screaming to wholefoods for macu oil and green powder argghh runnnn

whats your health tip?
I always take Vitamin C and then I have a routine of these three shakes every morning:

– When I wake up, I squeeze a lemon, grapefruit and an orange to make a juice for my husband, my son and I.

– Then I mix a green powder [Original Superfood Greens from Whole Foods], wheatgrass [The Power of Grass, Whole Foods], chia seeds and water shake. It’s disgusting but you just have to drink it all at once.

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– For my third shake I blend banana, chia seed, cacao beans, Camu and Maca oils.

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Sweet Baby

Three Unexpected sugar alternatives , that are unprocessed and deliciously good for you .. i love stevia , but i know the processed liquids and powders are definitely not great for the body , and the dried leaves are impossible to find AM.I.RITE??

honey is boring . agave gives me the fear .. and aspartame .. dont even .. so i tried these random ones you may not know about . all better than sugar .. all delicious

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the bestest: Yacon Syrup

Yacon syrup comes from the yacón plant and was used heavily by the INCAS it has plentiful nutritional properties and few calories alongside low sugar levels. yacón roots have been eaten by people with diabetes and digestive, renal problems .

its low in calories because the yacon contains up to 50% FOS (fructooligosacharides) consuming it  doesnt increase blood glucose (hence its diabetic friendliness) like every other sugar , fructose or glucose …and is instead a form of dietary fibre and sugar polymer both not absorbed by our bodies but instead  regulates good intestinal flora and boosts the immune system by feeding the probiotic bacteria( GOOD STUFF- NOT JUST IN YOGURT) .

It is usually made similarily to maple syrup using an evaporator and tastes similar to molasses , or caramelised sugar

GROSS WIKI FACT: In a study by Genta et al. it was shown that a daily intake of yacon syrup produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index when given to obese pre-menopausal women

mmm buttery : Lucuma Powder

Comes in a powder form and is derived from the lacuma fruit .

With benefits of being low in acidity ,low in sugar and contains an excellent source of  fiber,  B3, and minerals.beta-carotene, niacin, and iron

the taste is slightly butterscothy .. toffee-ness  good for mixing into tea or coffee or smoothies

SHWEETNESS : Dates Syrup 

mmm yes the finger licking caramel goodness … yes the fruit! it qualifies as a whole food.with only one ingredient in the syrup .. soaked /steeped/evaporated dates.. depending on if you make or buy it . similar texture and taste to molasses or dark agave.

is the least tooth achy sweet of all the syrups like maple and agave etc

contains potassium (more than boo-na-na’s!) , magnesium, calcium, iron, riboflavin, niacin, folate, phosphorus, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B-6.

Cheats/poor persons Guide To Acupressure Points

Acupuncture is expensive and sometimes just such an effort , and looking for your acupressure points online requires extreme body mapping abilities .. so here are some good /useful points and how to use them so you can CHILL OUT 

NOTE: i could not show you my toes , they are too terrifying, hence the sock hat .. they really are disgusting 

Third Eye Point


Directly between the eyebrows, in the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead. Calms the body to relieve nervousness as well as headaches, dizziness and vertigo

 “push on point using firm pressure”

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Inner Pass


located on the inside of the wrist, between the two ropey tendons in the center of the wrist, 3 finger-widths up from the wrist crease.

good for panic attacks, heart fluttering anything to do with hearts as well as stopping nausea and anxiety associated stomach problems

“To massage, apply firm and steady downward pressure. You can use your nail to really get into the point and stimulate it strongly – it will be sore when you hit the right depth.”


Spirit Gate


Location: On the little finger side of the forearm at the crease of the wrist.

Relieves emotional imbalances, fear, nervousness, anxiety, ,forgetfulness insomnia, palpitations, poor memory and emotional upset.

“Use your thumb nail to press the point until you feel a comfortable pain. Hold the pressure while you knead the point in very small circular movements for about 1 minute.Repeat on the other wrist”


 Crooked Marsh 


 On the inside of the arm at the lower end of the elbow crease when the arm is bent.

Relieves nervous stomach, anxiety, arm pain, elbow pain, and chest discomfort.

“knead the point in very small circular movements”


Great Surge


To find this point, start at the web between your big toe and your second toe. Walk your fingers back up your foot, staying between those two metatarsal bones, until the bones meet and you can’t walk your fingers any farther up in the groove.

circulate energy throughout our whole body relieves symptoms of stress.

“Massage with firm pressure either straight up and down or in a counter-clockwise direction.”





Epsom Salts (hydrated magnesium sulfate) .. what the what
firstly what is it ? 
magnesium sulphate (hydrated magnesium sulfate)
Magnesium being the second most abundant element in human cells , and is important in so many bodily functions like Energy production , muscle control , and most importantly elimination of toxic build up in the body. And Sulphate which is needed for the composition of joint proteins and the digestive intestinal walls as well as brain tissue.. heheh a head full of tissues
Low Magnesium has be shown too???
be closely related to Arhtritis, stress illness’ , chronic fatigue, body inflammation , water retention , stroke and general aches and pains
Can you just eat it ? 
mmm we used to get sufficient amounts from food , but due to industrialisation our soils  minerals have been depleted therefore it isnt as available naturally anymore. and the high intake of fat , salt and sugar actually depletes the bodies stores of magnesium ( youre not f*cked .. im getting to the bath bit )
Why bath in it ? 
it is actually sometimes hard to absorb both minerals in the stomach , especially when consumed with high calcium foods .. but bathing in it , it absorbs through the pores directly into your system and starts to work its detox magic straight away
soaking in the epsom salts has scientifically shown to “stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes ” and ” help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants.”
Whats it going to help me with  ? 
ease headaches
eliminate toxins 
relax the body 
improve intestinal tract ( yep poop) 
reduce the severity of diabetes , aids the body in using Insulin 
lower blood pressure 
flush excess water weight 
regulate electrolytes 
ease muscle pain 
overall reduction of inflammation
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  • oh dont put too much in the bath .. i did this thinking it was going to be super relaxing.. and im a bit of an EXCESS HEALTH FREAK and i felt nauseous .. which if you’ve never felt sick in a bath let me tell you it is bizarre , youre all hot but you cant stand up because every things slippy and you’re like .. but the toilets just there .. anywayyyy

Sweetness Of The Day: When Hummus Met Cookie dough

this is not a sick joke . this is chickpea , dairy free, sugar free, vegan friendly , cholesterol free, egg free , unnatural junk free .. free free free COOKIE DOUGH

its basically hummus dressed as cookies .. does it get any better . and its super easy 54e9e6d1a5ba182f_cookie-dough-2.preview

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness came up with it .. therefore she is god . its still not retarded healthy but its about a bazillion times better than actual cookie dough .. and there have been claims that non health freaks like it too .. say it isnt so ..

ohh hummy hummy dough . dont knock it till you try it

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Cherry Bombe Magazine

if you’re in the US , know anyone in the US… you have to pass this one around .. like must


CHERRY BOMBE MAGAZINE its the brain child of  Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu (they met at harpers bazaar , so they know good sh*t)

They developed the idea for a magazine with an unusual twist fashion meets food glossy :

“Cherry Bombe features a variety of cultures, cuisines and voices—chefs and servers, food stylists and scientists, culinary icons and up-and-coming entrepreneurs—as documented by some of the most interesting food and fashion writers and photographers around.”

so no longer is a food magazine for old ladies .. or just men to perv on nigella lawson

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its so beautiful , like unbelievably so – but it needs to meet its KICKSTARTER budget of $30,000 in 16days .. pledge up people even just $20.00

because you know when its made you’re going to buy it anyway so you might as well be a part of its making

an Karlie Kloss is on the cover eating some kind of cookie dough, sticky goodness

for all the links

Sweetness Of The Day : Real Beauty By Dove

What Halle Berry Taught Me About Lemons

Why is everyone always like .. Drink hot water with lemon first thing in the morning , like always ?
I drink hot water with lemon … every morning .. I have no idea why , its like one of those things you just do because someone is like – it detox’s you .. so you just do it to tick the boxes.
I actually think I learnt this from Halle Berry in an interview when I was about 14 … which goes to show how influential pretty women can be .. good for the Berry , good for me I guess.
Anyway I do love doing it , I feel like its spruces ma gooses and gets me going , especially since I’ve now quit caffeine my lemony friends are very welcome in the morning .. so why is it so good ?
Vitamin :
High vitamin C , which is responsible for collagen production (no wonder Halle Berry looks great) and also that age old thing of fighting off colds
Potassium is also found in abundance in Lemons , which is all about yo’ brain functioning and nervous system function – which is why its beneficial in the mornings to un-fog your dreamy state.
warm water is a gastrointestinal stimulator .. I really feel I don’t need to elaborate .. but stuff be moving
alongside the hot water the lemon loosens toxins on the gastrointestinal tract wall and aids in flushing them out.
Pectin Fiber : 
helps fight hunger cravings , which is why lemons are always touted as weight loss aids. but it also  reduces blood cholesterol levels
alkaline is so the new black . although people assume because lemons have citric acid in them and are sour that they are acidic.. uh oh ! naughty you got it wrong  .. they actually level out PH levels and are among  the most alkaline sources of the food world . I know surprising
*NOTE brush your teeth after drinking it .. sometimes when your teeth are too clean they haven’t got a barrier to the citric acid which can erode teeth ( just a little )
ChalkBoard Who are Much Smarter Than Me , Give Us This Nugget Of Knowledge: 
“This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue), it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys and along with your thyroid, they create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!”