Archive for July, 2017

Have you heard of Slow Food Beirut? 5 Things We Absolutely Love About Them!

“We promote good, clean and fair food”. Slow Food Beirut is a member-founded non-profit organization that was established in 2006 in Lebanon. It is part of a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world. What do they do and why do we love them? 1- Slow Food Beirut understands the real

What You Need to Know About Mercury Toxicity: The Dangers & How to Avoid Them

As environmental pollution continues to impact our air, water and soil, and awareness grows about the impact of chemicals in other areas of our life, there has been increasing concern around Mercury toxicity. While there is definitely a lot more information circulating to help people understand it, the range of sources and contradictory reports can

Do you live to eat or eat to live? And why your answer should be neither!

Do you live to eat or eat to live? As a first instinct, most people will automatically answer ‘of course, we eat to live’. Their thoughts are focused on the biological process of their body needing food and nutrients to survive. From that, comes the obvious realisation that this no longer drives our food intake

6 Simple Things You Can Do to Cheer Someone Up

It can be hard to know how to be there for someone who is going through a hard time. Many of us who have gone through a loss, period of depression, or other significant emotionally challenging experience, know that one of the biggest struggles is the sense of alienation and isolation. That isolation is not

11 Local Fruits That Will Boost Your Summer

Why buy imported fruits when you live in Lebanon and have access to a range of delicious fruits right then and there! There are many reasons why it is preferable that we all start eating local and encourage our friends and family to do so as well. We encourage buying local and organic whenever possible, particularly

7 Simple Ways You Can Stop Water Waste This Summer

Water is our most precious resource, and becoming increasingly so every day.  In much of the developed world the availability of water is taken for granted, while many countries struggle to meet even the most basic demand.  Our body and every ecosystem it depends on needs water, and as climate change intensifies, water scarcity and

The Shocking Truths About Coconut Oil, Saturated Fats and Low-Fat Diets

The Internet was taken by storm a week ago when a new study by the American Heart Association announced that coconut oil might be bad for you. The author of the study said he had no idea why people ever thought coconut oil was healthy, condemning the high amount of saturated fat in the product.

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