Weekly Wellness

This week's round up of the most interesting stories from the health and wellbeing world ... coming to you from healthy hotspot Ubud in Bali. Look out for our Healthy Bali travel guide coming soon!


1. HOW CLEAN IS YOUR HOME?

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Image: jarmouk at Pixabay.com

As we’ve written before, when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle, what you put into your body is only part of the equation. If you’re serious about leading a cleaner lifestyle then you also need to be paying attention to your environment and what you come into contact with. This guide over at Goop gives you the skinny of what you need to know about detoxing your home and your beauty regime.


2. JUMPING ON THE JUICE BANDWAGON?

Image: ivoanzola at Pixabay.com 

Image: ivoanzola at Pixabay.com 

The juice revolution is slowly taking hold of London, with exciting new juiceries opening up almost every week. But if you’re still a little confused about all the juicing lingo then check out this idiot’s guide from Well + Good NYC. Thinking about investing in a home juicer but not sure where to start? Then head over to healthy hero Kris Carr’s site for this great guide to buying a juicer.


3. STUCK IN A RECIPE RUT?

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Image: cooking.nytimes.com

The New York Times has just launched NYT Cooking, an online portal featuring an incredible archive of over 15,000 recipes. The site also allows you to save, sort and curate your favourite recipes into your own “recipe box”, as well as follow your favourite celebrated NYT food writers. Check out Mark Bittman and Martha Rose Schulman to get started with some healthy recipe inspiration!


4.  IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU EAT …

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Image: publicdomainimages at Pixabay.com

.. it’s how you eat it. We're in such a hurry these days that most of us end up gobbling a substantial portion of our meals on the go, or mindlessly scarfing down supper in front of the TV. In doing so we've lost touch with the important social rituals around eating. In this piece, The Atlantic puts forward a compelling argument for why we need to reclaim our dining tables and re-institute proper family mealtimes.


5. IS ORGANIC REALLY BETTER FOR YOU?

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Image: ecoyou at Pixabay.com

There’s been a lot of press about the organic food debate over the past few years, with many claiming that organic food is a total rip-off and fails to provide any health benefits over traditionally grown produce. However, a new comprehensive review of previous studies published in The British Journal of Nutrition, has shown that organic produce (fruits, vegetables and grains) actually contain substantially higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides than non-organic crops. Read the full article over at the The New York Times and check out our guide to buying organic here