Lifestyle

Truly loving X-Mas gifts

Truly loving X-Mas gifts

It’s this time of year again… and you are probably busy thinking about presents! I don’t doubt your caring or good intention as a giver. This is exactly why I confront you with a rather uncomfortable truth today: MOST OF THE GIFTS WE GIVE EACH […]

Who is your support team?

Who is your support team?

Making a change in your diet or lifestyle is a personal decision, but it definitely gets easier if you feel supported by your surroundings, especially by the people close to you. On the other hand, being surrounded by people who constantly put obstacles in your way might make […]

Reclaiming your Cycle: Why to get off hormonal birth control asap

Reclaiming your Cycle: Why to get off hormonal birth control asap

If you want to give your hormones any chance to rebalance, you have to avoid the pill or any other hormonal contraception. If you are actively trying to conceive, you probably are off any contraception already, but if not, let me explain you why I […]

Toxic Washing Detergent and Personal Boundaries

Toxic Washing Detergent and Personal Boundaries

What does it mean to set boundaries in real life? What follows is a personal example from May 2018:   In May 2018, me and my partner at this time spent a week away on holidays. When coming back, we had the impression of opening […]

The two main reasons people stay up later than they know is good for them

The two main reasons people stay up later than they know is good for them

A good night’s sleep CRUCIAL for balanced hormones and metabolism in general. It’s at night that we recover and rebuild. In fact, every organ has its “time” and from 11pm to 3am it’s gallbladder and liver time. This is why you would ideally be in […]

The “Everything in moderation” excuse

The “Everything in moderation” excuse

Are you using “everything in moderation” as an excuse to not stand up for yourself?   I cannot tell you how often I hear from clients that they do not want to go to extremes with their diet and lifestyle. That their ultimate goal is […]

Slow down to accelerate healing

Slow down to accelerate healing

ANY person that wants to heal, needs to slow down – with food, as much as in any other area of their lives. This is because in order for healing to occur, the body needs to get into the “rest-and-digest” restorative mode, as opposed to the “fight-or-flight” […]

Love yourself this Christmas

Love yourself this Christmas

Christmas time (or festivities in general) are tightly connected to food. No wonder, because food doesn’t just provide us with energy, but also means connection, tradition, belonging… all of which is deeply nourishing and important. However, it can be a challenging time for people trying […]

4 ways how excessive cardio can do more harm than good

4 ways how excessive cardio can do more harm than good

Running and other kinds of endurance training are increasingly popular nowadays. It’s said that they help to prevent cardio-vascular disease, keep you healthy and in shape. Unfortunately quite the opposite may be true. Too frequent and/or too intense endurance exercise, especially when combined with a stressful […]

Zero FOOD waste shopping

Zero FOOD waste shopping

For 4 years I used to have a shop for organic Real Food in Brussels (I then closed it for personal reasons). This shop used to function in a completely different way than other shops and – as a consequence – was 100% FOOD waste free. […]

10 ways how to boost your immune system naturally

10 ways how to boost your immune system naturally

 When asking people about their “tricks” to boost immunity before winter, you usually hear things like: Washing hands a lot Eating lots of fruits, esp. citrus fruits, kiwi etc. for vitamin C Eating garlic and onions Taking supplement X or Y … If we consider that 70-80% […]