The Wellness Project: Blog

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.

Picture of notorious Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila performing at Baalbek Festival 2012

Learning in Lebanon: 6 Cultural Adventures You Need to Share With Your Family

Other than the myriad festivals that flourish in the Lebanese summer, there is a spectacular diversity of things to explore with the entire family. It can be a challenge to separate ourselves and our kids from the internet, phones and other technology. So finding interesting shared forms of engagement is key, especially when they can

The Dangers of Drinking or Using Chlorinated Water

We are all familiar with chlorine because we know that it is used in swimming pools to allow you to swim in a bacteria and disease-free environment. But, that also comes with a warning, not to drink the water! Have you ever, after being in the pool too long, experienced a sickly feeling? Maybe even

What Is The Difference Between Hydration and Moisture? With Recipes to Create Your Own Organic Product at Home.

Many people think of hydration and moisture as two words that mean the same thing. In reality, a hydrator is completely different from a moisturizer. How? A moisturizer’s effect on the skin is that it reduces the water lost by the epidermis forming a barrier over the surface. By doing so, moisturizers reduce the risk

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