Loving Lately #6

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When I say life changing, I’m not exaggerating. These noise canceling Sony headphones are so incredibly good! They’re something else! The first time I put them on I could only feel bliss to be alive and experience such great technology. Whether you like to work in silence remotely/in public places or can appreciate silence when meditating/praying: these headphones are great! You can’t even hear yourself breath. Working out with these headphones is the biggest game changer for me though. The moment I put these (wireless) headphones on with some good music, I’m in a different world. It will connect to your playlist, Spotify or any other app you are using to work out. I did some YouTube searching and these headphones seem to be the best noise cancelling headphones on the market today. I had no clue. I just know that the quality is very good. I never could imagine that such ”simple headphones” could have such a big affect on my life. My advice: go to a nearby store and try it out yourself.

Recently I’m brushing my hair with this TEK brush after Holistic Habits on YouTube recommended it. The quality of this wooden TEK brush is amazing and the brush is available in different sizes and shapes. I used to buy a wooden brush in my local organic food store, but the pins would break very easily. So I kept going back to my Tangle Teezer and Mason Pearson brush (this is not vegan! I figured this out only now after ten years..). I still love these two brushes, but I have to admit that this one wooden brush is much better. This brush may not be the cheapest wooden brush (prices range from $13 to $45) , but in any even I would recommend any wooden brush. Maybe the previous ones broke with me because of my long hair? So it might be a good idea to try a cheaper wooden brush. I notice the wooden pins massage the scalp very nicely which promotes good blood circulation (just like the inversion method) and is reinforcing the hair roots and hair growth. These brushes are also antistatic and they absorb the excess of sebum and hair impurities. You can read more on the TEK brushes and combs on their website.

I always have lemons at home. I use lemons every day and I still can’t really start my day without a glass of lukewarm lemon water. Anyhow, you would think I own a lemon squeezer, right? Well, I didn’t until recently. I searched the web for what I think is the best one and I ended up with this stainless steel lemon squeezer. It looks like a heavy squeezer, but it’s not. It’s very easy to use and clean. It works like a charm and just like I expected: I should have bought this way earlier.

Just when you think you have seen all the good health documentaries on Netflix, I found two documentaries that are really worth your time. The first one is ”the C word”. In ”the C Word” (2016) Morgan Freeman narrates and executive produced a documentary that addresses the failings in Western medicine’s approach to cancer. Ok, I have to admit that Morgan Freeman’s voice can make the best out of any documentary, but the content is really good and informative. One of the very first books that I read on health and holistic healing was the book Anticancer: A New Way of Life” by David Servan-Schreiber. In this documenatry we follow David Servan-Schreiber in his mission. David was a physician and neuroscientist. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of 31 and underwent surgery and considered himself cured. Only when the cancer came back he realized he needed a better approach when it comes to his health. He developed an approach, which addresses diet, exercise, stress management and environmental toxins. He may have been one of the first ones to bring out such an holistic approach to health and healing. He didn’t get a lot of support for this in the beginning, but his life goal was to make his approach more known to the world. Today, his integrative approach is the subject of a landmark study at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. This is a leading research and treatment facility in Houston. I admire and respect the personal struggles and the goals that he pursuit until his last breathe.

The next documentary is ”What the Health” by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn (the duo behind the documentary ”Cowspiracy”).What The Health” explores the relationship between our food systems and big businesses. Kip Andersen shows in this documentary why certain types of food are promoted and advised to sick people while studies show that they are not health promoting or can even cause diseases. Many so-called charitable ”health” organizations are sponsored by big businesses. Also a very strong aspect in this documentary are the interviews with the many doctors and experts. It’s actually funny that protein after all these years still needs to be discussed, but many of these ”vegan diet myths” are covered. The facts in this documentary are truly eye opening. I can only highly recommend it.

Let’s talk tea, shall we? I’m a tea person and I drink tea every day. My favorites are green- or white tea, dandelion tea and hibiscus tea. This tea from Yogi Tea is a hibiscus blend with a subtle hint of ginger and lately I have been enjoying this tea daily. I noticed this tea is very delicious when it’s completely cooled off even without a sweetener (this tea is not too bitter).

I got a bit fed up with the strap of my Fitbit Charge 2. I changed the Fitbit strap into a golden colored stainless steel strap. I have been enjoying wearing this golden strap when I need to be a bit more dressed up and my regular Fitbit Charge 2 looks a bit too sporty. It’s amazing how you can completely have a new Fitbit in less than 10 seconds, just by replacing the strap.

I hope these tips were helpful to you. Do you have any tips or recent favorites? Share them with me! Products, hotspots, apps, books, podcasts, travel destinations…anything. Let me now and I will definitely check it out!

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