Traditional Local Treatments

As you make your way round Bali you will come across therapies not just from local shores, but all over the world. But what could be better than taking a traditional treatment in the place it was conceived? The Balinese have a long history of healing, especially in Ubud, whose name is derived from the […]

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Some Strategies to Reduce Debt

Money is still on the minds of many so this edition I am going to talk about some strategies to reduce debt, work with a family budget and save money. As I mentioned in the New Years Resolutions list, spending within your means is natural living. Previously money was a direct equivalent of energy and […]

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Put The Kettle On, Let’s Have a Cup of Tea

Tea is any leaf, root, spice, seed, stalk, bark, fruit or flower which has been brewed with boiling water. In many countries it is a great tradition to drink tea, with most countries favouring a certain type. Tea seems to have originated in China around 5000 years ago. These days of course, there are a […]

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Earth Day

Wednesday April 22nd is Earth Day. It’s a great initiative to raise awareness about our planet and get everyone involved in taking steps to protect it. Try to join in some of the local based events that are going on near you. Otherwise do a little something at home, preferably including your kids in the […]

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Air

The air around us is invisible, but vital to life. Man can live for days without food, hours without water, but only seconds without oxygen. Air is composed of approximately 78% nitrogen, 20% oxygen and less than 1% carbon dioxide. Nitrogen is an inert gas which is not necessary for us to exist, oxygen however […]

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Healthy Eating: Part One: Food Selection

“One man’s meat is another man’s poison” is an old saying which tells us that the food that is good for me and my body is not necessarily good for you and your body. However, in order to eat a balanced, healthy diet we can all follow a few basic rules. Food’s main role in […]

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Natural Living: Be An Eco-Worker

We may not necessarily all work in an environmentally friendly place, company or job. However, we can still do our individual best to lessen our personal impact on the environment in our workplace. As well as letting your boss and colleagues know that you are working to save the planet, you are in fact also […]

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How to Prepare and Cook your Food?

In the last two articles we have learned how to select and store our food stuffs for maximum health benefits. Now we are going to find out how to prepare and cook our food to benefit our health in the way we desire. Last Minute Preparation is Best All food is best prepared as freshly […]

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Fresh Fruits for Good Health

The ancient Indian system of medicine and natural living, Ayurveda, considers fruits vitally important in maintaining health. Ayurveda suggests eating fruit daily in the morning for most benefit. Living in Bali we are lucky to have access to an abundance of rich, life-giving tropical, and non-tropical fruits. All fruits contain lots of vitamins and minerals […]

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Lessening Your Impact on the Environment: Plastic

Ed. note: Charlie Apsin has ceased to write Spa Spy and now writes our new column, Natural Living. We are all aware of the state of the planet currently with global temperatures rising, polar ice caps melting and freak weather conditions and events occurring on a more regular basis. We are in difficult times as […]

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