Here in Thailand, life tends to move a bit more slowly than other places. The cultural impulse is to keep things relaxed and light. “Jai yen” means, “keep a cool heart.” This phrase is used to calm someone who is getting emotional – angry usually – in public. Keeping the group together is priority number 1 – and if someone begins to get Continue reading “3 Reasons to Reign in Your Relationship with Electronic Devices”
If you are in Bangkok for work or holiday and have a half day to spare, and if you don’t feel up to a temple or market visit, I have a recommendation for you. Actually, except for Continue reading “Have a Few Hours in Bangkok? Try Su Esthetics Day Spa”
You may have heard already how important Magnesium is to your health. It is often cited as an essential mineral for over 400 bodily functions. It is also widely reported that 80% of us don’t get enough in our diets. This was not always the case. Continue reading “Got Magnesium? Bone Health and Mg”
I don’t consider myself to be a particularly good shopper when it comes to clothing. I’m certainly not an enthusiastic one. With infinite resources, I’d hire a guru to dress me everyday so I do not have to think about it. Conversely, Continue reading “How to Dress Like You Give a Damn”
In the ongoing quest to optimize my breakfast fuel, I recently considered whether, and if so how, to inject my caffeinated beverage of choice, French-roast black coffee, with oil.
If you have heard of Bulletproof Coffee or the Bulletproof Diet, the idea of putting oil in coffee will be familiar to you already. If not, I may have just Continue reading “Coffee Add-ins: Coconut Oil vs MCT Oil”
I thought everyone who really cared about food was already off margarine and vegetable oil. So it was disturbing to learn that one of my favorite people, who is not only an excellent cook but also a European, still allows margarine some prized real estate in his fridge. If Continue reading “Butter vs Margarine (or Vegetable Oil)”
Looking for a virtuous yet indulgent way to spend a Saturday with a couple of girlfriends in Bangkok? Or perhaps you will soon find yourself with a free Saturday in Bangkok at one end of a business trip and just want to treat yourself right for the day? I’ve got you covered: Continue reading “A Healthy Saturday Girlfriends’ Outing in Bangkok”
The widespread availability of foods containing caffeine has led experts to suggest that 80% of all people in North America have measurable levels of caffeine in their brains from embryo to death. Wenk, Gary L. (2015, Chapter 9, p 185). Your Brain On Food.
Have you ever questioned your coffee-drinking habit? Continue reading “Questioning Coffee: To Drink, Or Not To Drink?”