Vegan or vegetarian diet is not just about eliminating meat and animal products. Learning to balance your nutrient intake, and especially the proteins, takes time, and in-between you may experience different health issues such as losing hair, a sluggish metabolism, low energy levels, frail nails, or hormone imbalance. For me, I had most of them, and while I’m still struggling with a slow thyroid, I try to nourish my body with….
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You probably know the feeling of wishing for the winter in the middle of summer and vice-versa, and it’s only recently that I discovered its roots. Being more present, participating mindfully, and embracing everything that goes on in your life are simple mind switches that will make us actually enjoy our reality. For me, summer means traveling, hiking, eating tons of blackberries and drinking cooling fresh juices during the long afternoons, and I know I didn’t have enough of these, nor was I present while…
Last year was a good one. It had its ups and downs. I traveled a lot, got published for the first time, and learned a lot. Today I’m excited for this new chapter of my life. And no, this post won’t be just another list of objectives to step into the new year with and not even….
Our liver, the master metabolizer, filters the entire blood volume every three minutes. How about that? All our organs are important, but it’s the liver that processes and neutralizes all the chemicals our body is exposed to, from our food, environment, or personal care products. In healthy diets or detox diets, when we consume appreciable quantities of vegetables and fruits, our cells receive high concentrations of potassium which flushes out excess water and toxins, creating an …
Tonight I’m listening to Romanian interwar jazz, and somehow I managed to get into the Christmas mood. The amazing voice of Maria Raducanu reminded me of all the feelings and emotions I had when I was a child around the holidays. I remember the winters of my childhood – it always snowed on Christmas Eve and it was so cold that our Christmas tree was frozen when my parents brought it from the market. We lived in a communist country, and although our parents struggled to …
As you may have noticed, my postings have been quite rare lately, and this is only because this year was incredibly busy. My collaborations as a food and beauty photographer were very fruitful, and the one I am most proud of is doing the photography for Stephanie Gerber’s Hello Glow book. This collaboration taught me a lot of things, both professionally and personally. Stephanie is an amazingly talented woman who inspired me not only to be a better photographer, but also to change my beauty routine and…
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