Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mind over Medicine



Image by ViviNuovo


'Your body hears everything your mind says' 

'Mens sana in corpore sano': i latini avevano già individuato il punto su cui sarebbe opportuno focalizzare il discorso relativo alla salute. I progressi scientifici e tecnologici degli ultimi decenni hanno reso possibile una sempre maggiore precisione nell'individuazione delle 'malattie' e nella loro 'cura' mirata, ma questa continua evoluzione ha contribuito al miglioramento della salute umana? Si nota un crescente interesse verso uno stile di vita sano, ma allo stesso tempo aumenta l'incidenza di 'malattie moderne' e tumori, non appare tutto ciò un controsenso? No, se si accetta il fatto che la salute è innanzitutto il risultato dell'armonia tra corpo e mente, il famoso equilibrio psicofisico, da molti denigrato o semplicemente sottovalutato. "Cos’altro è il dolore, dopo tutto, se non una percezione mentale? Cos’altro è la depressione se non una condizione mentale?" Il celeberrimo effetto placebo dimostra come un pensiero o una convinzione possano avere risultati tangibili e quindi conseguenze biochimiche all'interno del nostro corpo. Il potere della nostra mente è volutamente o ingenuamente screditato dalla medicina ufficiale, da sempre affascinata dal sintomo, che ostinatamente cerca di reprimere ed impedirne la manifestazione, quando invece dovrebbe considerarlo come una spia in grado di guidarci verso la guarigione e quindi verso un rinnovato equilibrio e stato di salute. Lissa Rankin, partendo da una base scientifica e considerando il discorso da un punto di vista olistico, dimostra come i pensieri e le emozioni negative siano la causa scatenante dello stato di 'non-salute' e quelli positivi, invece, il motore primario che ci guida all'autoguarigione. 












Saturday, March 29, 2014

#96 Aphorism of the week: Death






There are causes worth dying for,
but none worth killing for.
Albert Camus







Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NeveCosmetics Flat Perfection




After many reflections, I got Flat Perfection. Again curiosity overcome! 
It is sold as a pressed powder foundation, finally a vegan alternative to loose foundation powders. I have nothing against loose powders, I've been using them for years and I'll keep on doing it, but pressed powders are much more handy as you can easily imagine! :) 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

#95 Aphorism of the week: Women




Women and cats will do as they please,
men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein



Image by NilePaparazzi







Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nourishing Lip Balm by Yves Rocher









This is gonna be a speedy quick review about a Natural Lip Balm by Yves Rocher. It is a real 'Coup de Coeur'! 
It contains Acacia Honey to delicately soften your lips, sunflower oil to nourish them (yea perhaps they could have chosen a more valuable one, but it's ok), chestnut extract to prevent them from dehydration and oats to repair them and promote cells renewal. 
It has a delicate scent and for its low cost is a great vegetal-based balm, to be used at night or as a protective gloss during the day. I like it :) 







Monday, March 17, 2014

Lush Big Guy!



Big has been out for years already, but I've never talked about it before, I wonder why. Lately I've not been using many Lush products because they have raised their prices too much and I think most of them are not worth it. 
Lush claims to be ethically and environmentally active, but some of their 'formulas' are questionable from this point of view. For example the choice of Sodium Laureth Sulfate as the main detergent is not such a safe, green and environmentally friendly choice. But let's come to the review. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

#94 Aphorism of the week: Humor





Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain




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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Neve Cosmetics Beauty Farm








Beauty Farm by Nevecosmetics is a 2 in 1 product, created to be a make up remover and a beauty mask. 
I usually prepare my make up remover by mixing a vegetal oil with a hydrolat or simple water, then adding the preservative since it's meant to last for weeks. This time though I felt the exigence to change :D and opted for this cheap big (150ml) vegan guy. 
When it comes to removing make up from the delicate eye area, it's always preferable to use thick balms or creams that help removing it more easily and without having to rub much. 







Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dr Bronner's Balm VS Badger Balm







I think it's always useful to compare two similar products from different brands to see which one works best, at least it is for me :) 
Last year I reviewed Badger Balm Cuticle Care, I was satisfied with it and in love with its smell  ^-^ 
Since I always want to try new products, I decided to try Dr Bronner's Body Balm
I chose the Patchouli-Lime one, it has a nice smell but can't be compared to Badger Balm sorry, they are at different levels! 
The consistency is pretty similar, they are both balms which result oily once applied but will soon be absorbed by the skin. 


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