“Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.” ~Astrid Alauda

What you put on your skin, you should also be able to eat: Raw Coconut oil.

Publicerad 2014-02-27 16:00:00 i Healthy skin glowing care,


"What you put on your skin, you should also be able to eat"
- Ann Wigmore
                                       Copyright: Jennie Renström. May not be used without authorization
My dear mother trained with Dr. Ann Wigmore, the founder of the concept of living raw food, in Florida in 1988. I accompanied my mother when I was only 4 years old, but I fondly remember being fascinated by my new green and pink bathingsuit, and the hotels big and blue shining swimming pool. However, as a little girl, my mom would teach me about moisturizing the skin, she always said, "remember, Jennie, what you put on your skin, you should also be able to eat. Because, everything you put on your skin goes straight into the bloodstrem, and into the body. It's all very logical when you think about it, but I don't think that many people are aware about it.
For me, early on, moisturizing my skin took on a whole new meaning.
Looking at the storeshelves, seeing various commercials, having hundreds of different types of moisturizers promoting soft, glowing skin out there. Hmm .. well, have you considered the ingredients list?.. most of the commercial stuff are full of chemicals and toxins. And that's what most people put on their body twice a day.
Basically, rancid fats and oils found in everyday commercial lotions and creams are absorbed through the skin and negatively affect the connective tissues. They provide temporary relief for the skin but eventually weaken the skin over time.
So, for a very long time, I have been using raw coconut oil for my skin. Again I stress, keep it simple, let's go back to basics. Beauty comes from within. Use what nature has given us and stick to the natural and simple. Coconut oil has been used for moisturizing the skin for thousands of years. It is easily absorbed through the skin and because of its antiseptic, antiviral and antifugal elements keep the skin young and healthy and relatively free from infections. Coconut oil is ideal as a lip moisturizer and massage oil. It gives you a healthy glow. It also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin which normally accompany aging due to its well-known antioxidant properties. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, acne and other skin problems. There are many more benefits of coconut oil such as when eaten, hair, weightloss etc and I will talk about this in another blog post.
Let me also add, for all perfume lovers, don't spray your perfume on your wrist or behind your ears, spray it on your hair or your clothes but don't let it touch your skin, or those chemicals will enter the bloodstream..
I will also cover the topic of using healthy own made organic deodorant soon. So keep posted everyone xxx
source: the book, 'Eating for beauty' by David Wolfe.

Vibrant orange sallat with soaked cashew nuts and raisins

Publicerad 2014-02-27 09:45:00 i Raw food: Back to basics,

"Cultivate clarity, strength, vitality and power from natural, beautiful and organic living foods"
-  Bryant McGill - Voice of reason
                                      Copyright: Jennie Renström. May not be used without authorization
With the idea of keeping Raw simple and easy, I have made this beautiful orange sallat for lunch. It's jummy!
All you need is:
3 organic oranges
a handful soaked cashewnuts (soak for 12 hours)
a handful soaked raisins
a handful soaked sun flower seeds
Peal and cut the oranges in small pieces and sprinkle the nut mix on top!
Vibrant, sunny and simply makes you smile!

Two minute trick to boost your confidence

Publicerad 2014-02-25 22:32:00 i Self-development,

"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced". 

~Vincent Van Gogh


                                      Copyright: Jennie Renström. May not be used without authorization

Sometimes you just need a quick fix! I think everyone at times, need a little boost in self-confidence. I definitely do from time to time and so I always try to find new ways of improving and continue feeling really good about myself, every day.

According to Amy Cuddy (an American social psychologist) our body language actually affects our feelings and also our mind when it comes to performance. She makes links between the animal kingdom and dominance and human dominance and poses. Cuddy suggests what she calls “power poses”, that can be used a few minutes in privacy to increase performance.

1.       Simply smile, it affects our emotions and mind too and we automatically feel happier.

2.       - Stand like wonder woman, it’s a strong powerful pose.

3.       - Or the CEO pose: put your hands behind your head and put up your feet on the desk and smile. 

4.       Put your hands up in the air, spread your legs a little, like a star, like you just won the gold medal in marathon, and feel empowered!

Basically, Power poses decrease the stress hormone cortisol and increase the dominance hormone testosterone. She also refers to tests of people who have been practicing these power poses have shown to succeed better in landing a job etc.

Before an interview, a presentation or an important meeting:

1.      Prepare in advance even for a few minutes, you might want some privacy, go to the bathroom and strike a powerful pose. Walk around, use the space that is around you to boost yourself.

2.      Go in to the interview room and be as big as you are comfortable with. Not weak, not super dominant. Be comfortable but take up space! It’s yours. 


       Worth trying I think!


Link to full inspiring ted talk:


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Welcome to my blog! I am a Raw food & a plant based diet enthusiast from Sweden, living in Copenhagen. I grew up partly on only eating raw food, having parents that were way ahead in the 80s. I mainly eat a plant-based diet because I want to nourish my body, have clarity in my mind, my soul and my heart. I'm into the pureness of whole foods, health and positive living. I believe the best thing you can do for yourself is to listen to your own body and eat what makes you feel good and happy. My personal approach to vegetarian and raw food is to keep it simple! Back to basics. In this blog I share information and tips for inspiration on physical, mental and emotional health.

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