Endurance, strength, agility, balance, and flexibility equates to a healthy body and a happy mind according to personal trainer Ali von Moltke, and upon meeting her it is clear to see she practices what she preaches. Her slim, athletic build coupled with her enthusiastic demeanour screams health and vitality. You wouldn’t believe she is 51 years old!
The global situation regarding food waste is pretty dire. So much so that estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations say roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year (around 1.3 billion tonnes!) gets lost during the manufacturing process or wasted. The environment is hit hard from the greenhouse gases produced by the waste left rotting in landfill. The ‘developed world’ are by far the worst culprits. Per capita waste by consumers is between 95-115 kg a year in Europe and North America.
An Interview with Jill Davey – Author of ‘The Menopause Cure – Hormonal Health’
I recently spoke with Jill Davey to discuss her book and the reasons why she feels so passionate about helping women navigate their way through ageing and menopause. The menopause is a delicate word which proclaims old age – this, however, depends on which angle you’re scanning life from. Truth be known, it’s a new era, a new beginning! Jill’s advice is to embrace it, not shy away from it.
Yes, the supermarket shelves are loaded with dairy-free milk options now, however, not only are they expensive, the main ingredient – like almond, is less than 10% of the total ingredients and mostly in a processed, not whole food form. There are also a lot of additives (like synthetic cheap vitamins), and even if it’s “sugar free” there are emulsifiers (often fats that need to be refrigerated, not left on the shelf to oxidise), sweeteners and unfermented soy that are shown to be inflammatory, allergenic and just totally unnecessary in our diet. Coconut milk seems to be the safest option. Ecomil seems to be one of the cleanest brands that I find here – but always read the labels!
With the silly season over I am at that beginning of the year stage of utter determination to turn my body into a temple. The fridge and pantry are stocked with plant-based wholefoods, and the new exercise schedule is in full force. But I have found myself still searching for the missing piece, the ultimate nutritional supplement. A supplement that is effective, potent, and rules out the need to pop umpteen various vitamins and minerals on the daily to ensure my body is getting everything it needs. Does it exist?
Just like that we’re a week into the new year. What does this look like for you? How are those famed new year’s resolutions coming along? This can be make or break time for many, the slips ups are already happening- missing workouts, avoiding self-set tasks, and general procrastination when we assured ourselves this year would be different. Don’t worry. You’re human. But don’t give up! Reset and follow a few of these proven tips to get back on track and stay the course.
It’s a new year and we’re setting new intentions and goals for a new decade!
At Nourish we’re excited to embrace this fresh beginning and Mallorca is an amazing place filled with such incredible people, businesses and resources that can support us along our wellbeing journey.
START 2020 WITH A PROFESSIONAL PUSH
Are you a woman in business here in Mallorca? Do you need a boost of inspiration and motivation? Then the mymuybueno Women in Business Day event is for you. Justine Murphy, Founder and CEO of mymuybueno, takes her experience as a successful entrepreneur to share what she knows about building a successful brand. She will talk about her journey of overcoming extreme adversities to building a multi-million euro company from nothing but an overdraft and a dream. Justine’s methods will help you to achieve your goals. This is the 3rd year of this fantastic event and this time it’s set to be even bigger and better, being held at the beautiful Hotel Convent de la Missio. Saturday 1st February, 8.30am-17.00, €75 (including big buffet lunch, with dishes all from The mymuybueno Cookbook, and a goodie bag). 10% discount if you are an existing mymuybueno in business member.
Book your place now at firstname.lastname@example.org
MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!
We don’t know about you, but here at Nourish we’re super eager to start moving again and sweat out the remnants of the past couple of months festivities. We trust Johanna Janik to give us the push we need with her completely personalised approach to fitness. Johanna is a qualified sports scientist and personal trainer originally from Germany and offers her clients personal training in German and Spanish as well as English. Her fully equipped studio (just out of Palma) includes strength and endurance machines, as well as mobility apparatus and mat space to work out on. She has everything you could need to whip you into shape. Working with individuals’ needs, and tailoring programmes and sessions to specifically meet these is her forte. Her goal is to simply make you feel fantastic!
HEALTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Detox is definitely a buzz word this time of year, but where do you start? We take the guess work out by going to our favourite local experts.
Puriti programs take an integrative approach to wellness, understanding it’s not just one thing that makes us well, it’s a combination of different actions that brings about great change for the mind, body and spirit. Puriti programs utilise a collection of organic herbal supplements alongside a carefully structured schedule and focus on indulgent vegan cuisine to promote emotional balance while flooding the body with nutrients. At the same time you’re cleansing unwanted bi-products, parasites and toxins. No matter how run down you might feel, or how hectic your schedule may be, the programs are tailored to suit the needs of even the busiest of people.
Energy levels may not be at their peak after the silly season, but we’ve found the antidote with Living Buddha, the wonder product from Soul Light Food based here in Mallorca. Living Buddha is a 100 percent natural and vegan product made up of unique Phytoplankton strain Microalgae Tetraselmis Chuii (TetraSOD®) and Moringa Oleifera, dubbed ‘The Miracle Tree’. Feel solid, consistent energy throughout the day as Living Buddha delivers vital force at the mitochondria level of cellular energy production. Try taking it every day for one month to notice a real difference in your energy levels, excess weight, skin, food cravings, and overall mood.
CBD oil is having a moment as it is said to alleviate a host of health issues from acne to psoriasis, combatting anxiety, arthritis pain, depression, and inflammatory pain to name just a few. Phenotype Premium is our local go-to brand, unlocking the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids. They are dedicated to producing the purest quality CBD to heal the mind, body and promote daily good health.
EXPLORE THE ISLAND FROM A DIFFERENT ADVANTAGE POINT
As we make moves to start feeling back on track physically and professionally this month, we should also take time out to restore, create balance, and just enjoy ourselves! With average rainfall at it’s lowest since August, January is a great time to get outdoors and explore the island, and we can’t think of a better way than by horse back. Explore the most unspoiled areas of Mallorca with Naturacavall horse riding experiences. From short rides of a couple of hours, to overnight excursions, and full multiple night expeditions, there is an experience for all abilities and levels of thrill seeker. Traverse the mountainside, swim in the Mediterranean Sea on horseback, or stay overnight in the countryside warming yourself by a firepit then falling asleep in a tepee or under the stars beside your horse. Every step is pre-planned by Naturacavall allowing you to simply connect with your horse, get back to nature, and enjoy the experience.
Wishing you a joyful January,
The Nourish Team.x