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Italian food taste and diet

August 29, 2017
by Pure Healing

Love at first taste: “tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are”

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are” said Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, author of the well-known handbook entitled ‘Physiologie du goût,’ wrote in 1825.

Food tells a lot about a culture. So does menus.nypl, the website that has already transcribed 17,545 historical restaurant menus, dating from the 1850s to the present.

They were taken from the New York Public Library’s menu collection, housed in the Rare Book Division, which is made up of 45,000 items. As the menus tell us, it’s been many decades since Americans fell in love with pizza with mozzarella cheese, Parma raw ham, cream of tomato, spaghetti with tomato sauce (or Bolognaise sauce, which is a hystorical error), homemade cheese ravioli, risotto, and Sicilian cassata.


What’s on the Menu, is the online project launched in 2011, “is a tremendous educational resource that breathes life into our city’s most beloved restaurants and dishes,” said Rich Torrisi, named among Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs. Historians, chefs, novelists and everyday food enthusiasts can find Tony’s Italian Kitchen menu, for instance. Continue Reading →

optimize and automate your web traffic

December 20, 2015
by Pure Healing

Analyze, optimize and automate your web traffic

Web Traffic Analysis

If you are driving traffic to a website, you probably use Google Analytics (or something similar). I won’t go into explaining how to set this up. I will just explain what you need to look at now and how to use any web traffic software to analyze your results.

So, let’s look at the data. Here is what you should be looking for:

You’re starting with driving traffic. All the advanced analytics stuff that many people are often talking about doesn’t make much sense for you right now. What you want to look at are two things:

1. What is your “normal” traffic.

This is important: Continue Reading →

social engagement with content marketing

December 8, 2015
by Pure Healing

Social engagement: the importance of content

What is content and why do I need creating content?

Open a browser and start browsing the web.

Everything you see is content. Everything that makes the web such a great place is… you guessed it: Content. Content is what makes the internet the internet. Content is the currency that rules the internet.

This post doesn’t intend to show you how to drive traffic via social media. But to drive traffic, you need to know where to drive that traffic to. You need content marketing to get clicks on content.

There are many different forms of content, and they are all connected: Continue Reading →

December 2, 2015
by Pure Healing

Tips for a reliable web traffic stream

Why do you need social media traffic if you want to create a reliable web traffic stream?

I’ll try to keep this short, but it is necessary to talk about this.

Social media is not the only way to gain web traffic. The most popular other ways are search engine optimization (SEO) and advertising. And depending on what you are doing, these are valid ways and can be used.

Let’s start with SEO. Continue Reading →

November 17, 2015
by Pure Healing

Healthy november foods

November seasonal food – Healthy Food Guide

Buying seasonal produce guarantees the depth of flavour nature intended. In November, make the most of root vegetables in their prime…

fall foodsRich and earthy, root vegetables such as turnips, swede, carrots, parsnips, celeriac, potatoes and sweet potatoes make a meal satisfying without bumping up the fat and calories. They’re versatile and great value, too. Use them to make nourishing soups, stews and curries, or mash, bake or roast them to bring out their natural sweetness.

HFG expert Amanda Ursell says: ‘Although they taste like comfort foods, root vegetables are packed with incredibly useful amounts of all-important nutrients and often have far fewer calories than their reputation might suggest. A 175g portion of boiled potatoes, for example, contains just 126kcal, along with almost 500mg of our daily 3,500mg potassium needs, a mineral that helps maintain healthy blood pressure. They also pack in 10% of our daily vitamin C requirements, even once cooked.

Carrots have just 19kcal per 80g portion but manage to give us lots of beta-carotene, the pigment that  helps keep our skin and eyes healthy. Swede is another great low-calorie ingredient, with only 9kcal per 80g serving, while celeriac has 14kcal for the same size  portion. Both add fibre to meals, as well as bulking them out to help us feel full.

But pick of the crop are sweet potatoes – one of the few foods to give us a trio of antioxidants in one go. With a quarter of our daily vitamin C needs, more than the RDA for vitamin A, and a shot of vitamin E and potassium, you get a bumper hit of nutrients for just 109kcal per 130g portion.


Read more at: http://www.healthyfood.co.uk

November 3, 2015
by Pure Healing

Change for good: tips to avoid unhelpful behaviors

Change, change, change…

We are bombarded by messages to change for good. These come from our loving family, our well meaning friends, Health professionals, Media and from the Government itself. Everywhere we look there are messages telling us not to drink too much, not to eat too much and not to smoke at all. We know these mean well. But why is it so hard to follow them? What are the barriers and hurdles that we have in receiving such messages?

Firstly these are external. We have no control or ownership on them. We feel we are being nagged incessantly. It becomes white noise, lost in reception. We may get angry and annoyed. We feel like a little child who wants to be naughty just to be spiteful. We don’t want to be told what to do.  We are our own masters. thank you, very much.

Positive Visioning

We do know we have to change because our bodies are constantly changing and being affected by the things we do. We want to be healthy, to be there to enjoy the fruits of our working life. We want to do the things we’ve always planned to do; spend time with children, travel, indulge in that hobby we’ve secretly nurtured, visit family and friends in faraway places. We need the strength and energy to do all this. We want not to be ill.

One strategy that helps is positive visioning. We need to visualise what it would be like to be fitter, healthier. We need to avoid thinking in double -negatives- ‘ I don’t want to be ill’ has not got the same impact as ‘ I want to be healthy’.

We need to visualise strongly the benefits of healthy living in specific, measurable terms- money saved, time saved, looks maintained, energy generated, benefits socially and at work.. etc.

So how do we change for good?

4292322_f520First we need to be aware there is a problem. If we live in denial, we cannot change. Then we need to look at the scale of the problem. Is it early or is it approaching a crisis? Is it a preventive strategy or do we need to act quicker: for example someone diagnosed with heart problem, Diabetes, or arthritis needs a much more immediate plan than someone not yet diagnosed.

We need to accept that change is needed. It should come from within. We should do it for us. This is called ownership- we need to own the problem and the solutions. If we do it for others, however strong willed we are, it will weaken at moments of despair.

However, there always other factors. We need to look at what stage of change we are at ( or the persons we are trying to help change are at). There are different stages of change readiness.

Smart objecives

SMART objectives are more helpful than vague ones. SMART is an acronym that means


[Read more at: http://hubpages.com/health/Changing-for-Good-New-Year-New-You]

October 28, 2015
by Pure Healing

Global Wellness Trends review

Wellness trends

Wellness Trends

One of the objectives of the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is to initiate, gather, and trumpet quality industry research. Therefore, the Summit team has developed the comprehensive list of spa, wellness and tourism related research below. If there is a research report or document that you feel should be included on this list, or if this list needs to be corrected in any way, visit the WEBSITE.

Global Wellness Institute Commissioned Research Reports

October 26, 2015
by Pure Healing

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. On the other hand, SiteGround is one of the most reliable, safest and cheapest hosting providers. And the good news is that Siteground hosts WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites:

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October 22, 2015


ASEA enhance powerAt 65 years of age, Gerard Louis Robert is a World Masters Track Champion who is fueled by passion and by ASEA. He says his motivation is setting an example for folks of his generation and demonstrating that at 65 years of age, you can still go after your dreams and keep exceeding and challenging yourself! He also wants to serve as a role model for younger generations and be a stimulating source of inspiration. He says, “As I pursue my passions to the fullest extent, I can demonstrate to people of any age that age is no longer a barrier.”

He is an Elite Masters athlete in track cycling with 91 international championships wins, including:

  • 14 world track champion titles including 2 world records holder in 2014
  • 17 times French track master champion
  • 10 times European track master champion
  • 21 times Canadian track master champion and more than 300 career wins

2014 proved to be one of Gerard’s most prolific seasons ever. He registered:

  • 22 road and track wins
  • 5 world track titles including 2 world records and 5 French track titles

And he has started 2015 off with a bang with two major wins this season!

“About a year ago I started hearing many good things about ASEA from athletes I train with. I’ve been drinking ASEA regularly this past year and have reached new heights in my training and racing.

I was impressed with the scientific explanation of Redox Signaling molecules. I also poured over the case studies and comments from other world-class athletes such as James Lawrence and Rich Roll, which gave me added confidence that ASEA could enhance my training and performance.

I knew by that third week that ASEA was working for me. I had not changed anything in my training or diet, only added ASEA. ASEA works. I’m able to recover faster after races and heavy training. That allows me to take on more racing days and prepare for more world championships. I know I will continue to improve my racing times as I drink ASEA.”

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October 12, 2015
by Pure Healing

Finding “Talent” while walking in Stuttgart

5-characteristics-to-look-for-when-hiring-talent-64aa2a20ceWhat is talent? Talent is a passion that makes everything easy in what you like to do most …

The world is made of numbers and statistics, and often having talent does not mean automatically a success in something or becoming a well-paid job.

This is what happens every day to street artists, often ingenious and incredible but less fortunate than their famous counterparts. They may not have the flexibility or the emotional strength of those who excel and distinguish internationally (thus becoming very popular). The fact is that what they are capable is transporting us often in a dimension of wonder and admiration which we are not used to.

This is the case of a keyboardist/pianist discovered on the streets of Stuttgart. In a few fleeting moments, as his performance was almost at the end, he kidnapped me and who were passing by there at that time. After listening to him, I had the spontaneous thought that people used to his presence perhaps are too concerned with their own rhythms and their own daily routine to pay attention to him. So, as often it happens, only those who are receptive, as for example those relaxed on vacation, are able to grasp the genius, the transport, the passion … but also the frustration and difficulties of people who have a talent and a feeling out of the ordinary.