Water is magic...
not only the body, but soothes the spirit as well.
A minimum of 8 glasses of water daily is essential
for good health and lovely skin. This is possibly
one of the best things you can do for your body. As
well, the sound of falling water coaxes your spirit
into a languid state creating the perfect backdrop
for meditation. For a twist on your traditional soak,
try tossing handfuls of flower petals into your tub.
The sheer luxury and aroma will transport you to another
place, reminiscent of a tropical paradise.
McCusker, General Manager, Bali's "Taman Rahasia")
The Secret Garden Guesthouses & Spa
Another way of
If you do not
want to eat your eggs boiled or poached, just put
two tablespoons of tomato juice or milk, or water
with a pinch of stock added, in a small pan (preferably
nonstick); when the liquid comes to a boil add the
eggs, either beater or whole. You can also add artichokes,
mushroom, zucchini, etc. Delicious!
di Saturnia, The Saturnia Diet booklet)
Try this Five-Minute
When you're just
too exhausted to work out, try this. Make a deal with
yourself: You'll walk, or bike, or do whatever you
ordinarily do for just five minutes. That's all. If,
at the end of that time, you're still too tired, stop.
You need rest more than exercise. But do give it five
minutes to see whether exercise might revive you.
Most times, though, you'll keep going -- getting started
is usually much harder than continuing.
Friedmann, Canyon Ranch Health Resorts)
better than women...
better than women... Men apparently acclimatize
(to heat) faster than women because the male
hormone, testosterone, stimulates sweating.
John Hatt, The Tropical Traveler, Penguin Books)
remedy for sore lips I have ever discovered
is the jojoba moisture cream sold by the Body
John Hatt, The Tropical Traveler, Penguin Books).
Lowfat and fabulous
Recipe for Shrimp
1 pound shrimp, (about 20) thawed and deveined
1 tsp. dark toasted sesame oil
4 medium plum tomatoes, small diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 scallions, chopped
2 tsp. fresh ginger, peeled, chopped
a nice amount of fresh basil, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. mild curry paste (I like Patak's mild)
or 1 1/2 tsp. (total) of curry spices (cumin, chili,
freshly ground black pepper
tamari to taste
Heat sesame oil
in large skillet, saute scallions, garlic, ginger
and spices for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for
2 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil, pepper and tamari.
Cook on medium heat until shrimp are done and tomatoes
are heated through. Serves 4-5.
New Life Guide to Healthy Eating, www.newlifehikingspa.com)