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When was the last time you smiled back ?

May 14, 2014

JUST NOW ! (:-)

I saw this video a few days ago, and I have been playing with the idea ever since …

See, I am usually quite pleased with the reflection the mirror sends back to me, and I will also smile and giggle if I am particularly happy or excited about something happening in my reality at the time …
(eating scrumptiously delicious food, that also happens to be good for me also makes me smile)

But I think I have been missing the point :
The little girls in the second part of the video smile back at themselves just because they ARE (:-)
So I have been smiling back at myself. And it has been real fun !

Even if it is only when you brush your teeth, smile back (:-)
That’s twice a day already !!!

When was the last time you smiled back ?




Quand vous etes-vous souri en retour la dernière fois ?

A L’INSTANT ! (:-)

J’ai vu cette pub pour Dove il y a quelques jours …

D’une manière générale, je ne suis pas (encore ?) angoissée par des rides ni des boutons d’acné (Adieu Adolescence …), mais en général je ne me souriais en retour que si j’avais “une raison de sourire” : une journée qui se passe particulièrement bien, ou un appel de mon amoureux …

C’est deja très bien, mais je pense que nous pouvons faire mieux …

Les petites filles dans la deuxième partie de la video se sourient en retour juste parce qu’elles SONT 🙂

Donc, depuis, je me souris. Et c’est très chouette !

Meme si vous ne vous souriez que quand vous vous brossez les dents, cela fait deja deux fois par jour !!!


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September 25, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

The following top 3 nutrition tips are the first things to do and to keep doing to keep improving one’s nutrition. See, when it comes to nutrition, like in almost everything, it is all about relative improvement. Always strive to nourish yourself better than you did the day before.

Let’s say X drinks coffee with white sugar and sodas everyday. Then they decide to switch to decaffeinated coffee without sugar and fruit juice from a carton.

Y drinks 3 beers everyday. Then they decide to reduce that to only 1 a day.

Z only drinks natural freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas and pure water. Then they decide to drink more green vegetable juices.

X, Y and Z have all improved their nutrition. And that is the key.

The 3 nutrition tips below equally apply to X, Y and Z. To anybody, no matter whether one is vegetarian or not, whether one eats mostly raw foods or not.


White rice, white pasta, white flour … are virtually EMPTY. They have been depleted of all their nutrition, leaving only carbohydrates behind. At best, they are empty calories (no fibre, no essential fats, no proteins) ; but over-processed foods like trans fats are so chemically different from what our bodies recognise as FOOD that our bodies just don’t know what to do with them. The best our bodies can then do is store them in a ‘safe’ place, like CELLULITE …

‘I only eat brown rice and wholemeal flour, so what else can I improve ?’ Colourful foods are usually richer in phytonutrients than their white varieties. Try black rice, red rice.

‘I am a raw foodist, I don’t eat rice or wheat or potatoes’ You can still improve your nutrition by eating your nuts with the skin (after soaking), colourful food varieties, your fruits and vegetables with the skins and seeds when possible.


When offered the option, always choose to eat the foods you have eaten the least of recently. Ideally, you want to aim at eating a RAINBOW diet.

3. ADD

If you think a particular food is healthy, ADD it to your diet. You just don’t need to focus on stopping eating anything. Over time (and how much time depends on the individual and the physiological and emotional context attached to different foods), you will find that as you eat more ‘healthy’ foods, you just eat less of the ‘less healthy’ ones.

For example, if you were to add raw food into your diet by just drinking a vegetable juice before breakfast, or eating a small salad before your lunch. Because you will not be as hungry as if you started off with your usual breakfast / lunch, you will find that you will eat less of whatever foods that compose your breakfast and lunch. And ultimately, because you will be getting your nutrition mostly from the ‘healthy’ foods, you will actually want to eat less of the other foods, and have less cravings for them.

Simple, right ? These 3 tips are the first ones I give to anyone who asks me about nutrition advice.

What do you think ? What are your top 3 nutrition tips ?

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September 21, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

The following foods are good for you, and they actually look like the organ they are good for ! Another logic for “you are what you eat”.

So for example, if you eat carrots, you will have good eyes …

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Slice a carrot and it looks just like an eye, right down to the pattern of the iris. It is a clear clue to the importance this everyday vegetable has for vision. Carrots get their orange colour from a phytochemical called betacarotene, which reduces the risk of developing cataracts. Betacarotene also protects against macular degeneration, an age-related sight problem that affects one in four over-65s.
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The gnarled folds of a walnut mimic the appearance of a human brain – and provide a clue to the benefits. Walnuts are the only nuts which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. They may also help head off dementia and Alzheimers disease.
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A tomato is red and usually has four chambers, just like our heart. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, a phytochemical that reduces the risk of heart disease and several cancers. It also helps counter the effect of unhealthy LDL cholesterol.
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Our lungs are made up of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny bunches of tissue called alveoli. These structures, which resemble bunches of grapes, allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream. A diet high in fresh fruit, such as grapes, has been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which appears to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy.
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Root ginger often looks just like the stomach. And interestingly, one of its biggest benefits is aiding digestion. The Chinese have been using it for over 2,000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, while it is also a popular remedy for motion sickness. But the benefits could go much further. Tests on mice have shown that ginger slow down the growth rate of bowel tumours.
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Cheer yourself up and put a smile on your face by eating a banana. The popular fruit contains a protein called tryptophan. Once it has been digested, tryptophan then gets converted in a chemical neurotransmitter called serotonin. This is one of the most important mood-regulating chemicals in the brain and most anti-depressant drugs work by adjusting levels of serotonin production. Higher levels are associated with better moods.
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Slice a mushroom in half and it resembles the shape of the human ear. And guess what? Adding it to your diet could actually improve your hearing. Thats because mushrooms are one of the few foods in our diet that contain vitamin D. This particular vitamin is important for healthy bones, even the tiny ones in the ear that transmit sound to the brain.
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Close-up, the tiny green tips on a broccoli head look like hundreds of cancer cells. Now scientists know this disease-busting vegetable can play a crucial role in preventing the disease. A team of researchers at the US National Cancer Institute found just a weekly serving of broccoli was enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45 per cent.
Stay Healthy and Happy
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