Monthly Archives: July 2015


Infographic- Americans Battle with Obesity

ASAPThought- Type A vs. Type B Personalities

What is the science behind being Type A vs. Type B?


Infographic- Know your Food Allergies

ASAPThought- How to Eat Bugs

Hungry? Find out how to eat insects!
Should We All Be Eating Insects?


Infographic- Alcohol and Weight Gain

Essential Oils Collection

Chamomile – The odour is sweet, tobacco-like and fruity, apple-like. It adds a warm, long-lasting, rich undertone in perfumes. Chamomile is a mild, soothing oil and is popular in massage blends and other herbal preparations. Aromatherapy benefits: calming, relaxing, soothing.

Cedarwood – Cedarwood essential oil actually comes from a type of juniper known as Juniperus virginiana, whose common name is eastern red cedar. The balsamic-woody aroma of cedarwood oil evokes a feeling of inner strength and centeredness. It is quite useful in times of emotional stress and anxiety to overcome feelings of powerlessness.

Eucalyptus Of the 300 species of eucalyptus trees in the world, Eucalyptus globulus is the best known. Eucalyptus has long been used in topical preparations such as liniments and salves. Cineole is the major constituent. Aromatherapy benefits: purifying, invigorating.

Grapefruit It has a fresh, sweet, bitter, citrus aroma. It is used to scent citrus perfumes and colognes, soaps, creams and lotions. Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, cheering.

Lavender Lavender oil is used in baths, room sprays, toilet waters, perfumes, colognes, massage oils, sachets, salves, skin lotions and oils. It has a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma which combines well with many oils including citrus, clove, patchouli, rosemary, clary sage and pine. Aromatherapy benefits: balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing.

Lemon The scent is evocative of the fresh ripe peel. Lemon oil in the bath or in massage oils should be well diluted as it can cause skin irritation. Caution: avoid using the oil in body care products when going out into the sun as it can cause redness and burning of the skin. Aromatherapy benefits: uplifting, refreshing, cheering.

Orange, Sweet More sweet orange oil is produced than any other citrus oil. It has a lively, fruity, sweet aroma. It is used to scent fruity and eau de cologne fragrances. All citrus oils are quick to deteriorate and should be stored in a cool, dry, dark area in full containers. Aromatherapy benefits: cheering, refreshing, uplifting.

Peppermint Peppermint has a powerful, sweet, menthol aroma which, when inhaled undiluted, can make the eyes water and the sinuses tingle. Aromatherapy benefits: vitalizing, refreshing, cooling.

Rosemary Rosemary is known as the herb of remembrance. The plant produces an almost colorless essential oil with a strong, fresh, camphor aroma. It’s used in many citrus colognes, forest and Oriental perfumes, and eau de cologne. Rinses for dark hair often contain rosemary, as do room deodorants, household sprays, disinfectants and soaps. Aromatherapy benefits: clarifying, invigorating

Tea Tree The leaf of the tea, or ti, tree had a long history of use by the indigenous peoples of Australia before tea tree was “discovered” by the crew of the famous English explorer James Cook. The aroma of the oil is warm, spicy, medicinal and volatile. It is occasionally used to scent spicy colognes and aftershaves. It blends well with lavandin, rosemary and nutmeg oils. Aromatherapy benefits: cleansing, purifying, uplifting.

Back to Basics Finale- Week 4

WOOT WOOT!  You made it to week  numero cuatro! Now the largely held belief is that it takes 21 days to form or break a habit so you are well on your way now.  The key is not to binge on day 29… sure you can make a deviation you are an adult and have the ability to control what goes in you.  But think about the choices you make if you want an alcoholic drink there is a big difference between a bottle of red, Nor-Cal Margarita or a case of Coors.  I even let you get crazy this week and have pancakes this week (sorry still no bananas!)


Breakfast and Snacks Shepherd’s Pie- Well Fed

Pumpkin Pancakes- 21 Day Sugar Detox

Breakfast Sausage- Civilized Caveman Cooking (Made with all pork)

Monday Coconut Ginger Mushroom Chicken- OMG That’s Paleo?

Citrus Cauliflower Rice- Well Fed 2

Tuesday Maki Rolls- Well Fed
Wednesday Whole Roast Duck

Warm Arugula Salad- Everyday Paleo

Thursday Sea Bass with Garlic Sage Pesto and Pancetta

Chorizo and Tomato Salad- Jamie Does

Friday Barbeque Pulled Pork- Clothes Make the Girl

Curried Vegetable Hash- Everyday Paleo

Arugula, Citrus and Bacon Salad- Against All Grain

Saturday Corned Beef and Cabbage (SC)- Cavegirl Cuisine Blog

Garlic Mash

Sunday Roast Chicken

Chilli Lime Cilantro Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower- Team Nutrition Genius

Roasted Potatoes

Renata Salecl: Our unhealthy obsession with choice

We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones. But philosopher Renata Salecl asks: Could individual choices be distracting us from something bigger—our power as social thinkers? A bold call for us to stop taking personal choice so seriously and focus on the choices we’re making collectively.

ASAPThought- Is Wind Energy Worth It?

Should we really be investing in wind?


Infographic- The Growth of Allotments