All posts tagged: health

New ‘barefoot’ shoes – an old way of walking

When I walk in the streets with my new shoes, people seem to look at me kinda funny. I happily let them take a good look, for the shoes represent a natural way of moving everyone should know about. Besides, I live in a small city, so soon the funny looks will be replaced by recognition and people will simply go ‘oh it’s the woman with the cool shoes’, hopefully followed by a ‘where can I get those?!’. The shoes I’m talking about are from a company called Wildling. Wildling was born from the observation that kids’ shoes do not allow for a natural movement of the feet and the body, leading to unhealthy feet. That is why Anna and Ran decided to come up with kids’ shoes that do allow for natural movement! Wildling was born. And I am very happy it did! I have been looking for and awaiting pretty barefoot shoes and Wildling shoes make the cut. I’ve already owned a Vibram Five Fingers pair for over four years, but these shoes …

Shea butter for the skin

It’s a giant jar of shea butter! For size reference purpose I added the tiniest Minneapolis apple. Shea butter is my favourite skin care product. This means a lot, since I am a regular sufferer of eczema, dry skin, allergies, itches and the like. I like how shea butter is just a natural product without perfumes or other things added. It’s super creamy and fatty and it really relieves my skin. Other fatty products like oils are supposed to have the same effect, but for me they often makes it worse, making my skin feel more itchy and greasy, brr. But shea butter is better! It immediately soothes and hydrates more. (For me it does not instantly help for huge eczema/allergy outbreaks, but that would also be too much to expect.) Shea butter comes from the nuts of the shea tree, the Butyrospermum Parkii, which grows in West Africa, so the raw version is a fully natural product. It has all these great qualities of inducing cell renewal (?)  and containing vitamin A, E and …

Love your Body

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about both physical and mental health and taking good care of yourself. One thing that bothers me tremendously is the beauty industry, for they want you to believe you’re ugly, so you’ll buy their products. This quote I heard in a video summing up advices on how to live a happy life: ‘Don’t read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.’ That one really struck me. It’s so simple, yet it can be hard to see, for avoiding beauty magazines alone is not enough. The beauty industry’s messages are everywhere, they’ve become part of our cultures. Plus, this industry does its utter best to trick you into thinking they’re doing you a favour. Recently, in the UK there has been commotion because of Protein World’s advertisement for it’s weight loss collection. The advertisement shows a female model in bathing clothing with the text ‘Are you beach body ready?’. A petition on Change.org has been set up aiming to get Protein World to remove the posters. The founder …