Best Vitamin D Supplement

The best source of Vitamin D that I have come across (from a bottle) is the above Cod Liver oil. Of course sun on your skin is the ultimate way to boost Vitamin D levels. But as many of us live in cold climates the sun is not a reliable source a large part of the year.
A sign of vitamin D deficiency could be frequent colds and infections, feeling low, tiredness and weakness especially when walking up stairs. Researchers estimate that over 50% of the population is deficient in this important vitamin.

Deficiency of Vitamin D is linked to a hold host of serious illness like autoimmune disease, diabetes, heart disease, depression. The list goes on.

Thankfully doctors are now very aware of this and It’s really easy to get a blood test to check for deficiency.
I have been really low in the past and as a contributing consequence got pneumonia 2 years ago. Other members of my family and clients have also tested very low and the supplement that made all the difference was the above cod  liver oil.
I’d like to point out that I do absolutely not work for that company!!!
As you might know I prefer to keep things as veggie as possible and I used a veggie Vitamin D spray for years. So I was beyond shocked when my son and me (at different times) were told we were VERY low in Vitamin D!

We immediately started to take the fermented cod liver oil and a month later (both times) the doctors were AMAZED of how high our levels were and that it was achieved in such a short time. And clients have had the same experience. The good thing with Cod Liver Oil is that it also comes with Vitamin A. A negative is of course the pollution of our seas, and It’s the reason I only take cod liver oil when I really need it and won’t  be seeing the sun any time soon.

The Fermented Cod Liver oil have been in the dog house for awhile in the health community because what is fermented here? the oil? not likely.. BUT I have had such amazing result with this produso I’m looking past all the controversy.

You can get the Fermented Cod Liver Oil from Green Pastures on Amazon and in health foods shops Online.


Healthy Eats London – Rawligion (and Voice Over Hacks)

As a Voice Over artist I never really know when and where I will be working until the day before. There are a couple of areas where there’s a build-up of studios like Soho. 10/15 years ago almost every VO booking meant you went to Soho. But with crippling rate hikes, studios started to spread to Fitzrovia, The East end and Chiswick.
Most of the time I go to the same 10 studios. But quite often I’m booked in studios where I’ve never been before located on streets I’ve never even heard of.
I love that about London, you take a wrong turn and end up in an area with a completely different vibe. (even after 20 years!).

Food and drink is important when you do voice-overs. You are booked hourly and need to be totally prepared and your “instrument”  i.e. mouth needs to be performing as soon as you step into the studio as time really is money on these jobs.
In the olden days when you only had the choice of full fat or skimmed dairy milk in your latte, coffee was a no-no until the job was done as dairy makes your mouth produce deplorable clicking sounds… This can also happen if you don’t eat anything at all before a session. Clicking sounds are best removed with fairly hot water.  (Apples have NEVER worked for me). Another trick of the trade is to put a pen side-ways in your mouth and then read the script before you go in. This looks and sound very weird. but, when you remove the pen the words turn out beautifully. This is especially good if you have a booking in the morning and have only made grunting noises before the session.

When I’m booked in Fitzrovia I always pop into Rawligion for a healthy lunch or snack. I adore the Hard Green Smoothie with coconut water, spinach, broccoli, wheatgrass, barley grass, chlorella, mint, parsley and apple.
It might sound to extreme but it’s delicious!

Rawligion is on Holbeach Mews off Tottenham Court Road.

Swedish Chocolate Balls Made Healthy

Every child in Sweden knows the recipe for Chokladbollar by heart!
This is something we made when we got home from school and our parents had not yet arrived.
They are delicious, very quick to make as there’s NO cooking involved and you normally have the ingredients at home already.
I have healthy-fyed this recipe a bit, but they are still easy to make and super delicious!

Swedish Chocolate Balls
Makes 22 balls

– 100 Gram Fat of Choice: almond or coconut or dairy butter
– 1 1/4 Cup Porridge Oats
– 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
– 1/4 Cup Shelled Hemp Seeds (you can replace this with more oats)
– 2 Tablespoons Cacao
– 2 Tablespoons of Cold Coffee
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla
– Pinch of Salt
– 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut (to roll the chocolate balls in)




Announcing My New Meditation Album!

Hi everyone!
I’m super excited to announce that my Guided Meditation Album has arrived!
I have used guided meditations since the early 90’s as way of relaxing, re-focusing and generally just to feel more happy!

The last couple of years I’ve done my own guided version just for myself and now I have recorded them for you!

You might know that I work as a voice-over-artist for Swedish TV and advertisers. I love my work and it was such a pleasure to record something that I know will really help you experience peace and harmony.

Health isn’t just about what we are eating, it’s also about what we are thinking and saying. Staring the day with a guided meditation that set you up for the day making you feel calm,in charge and ready for exciting opportunities can be powerful tool for personal development! The evening meditation is relaxing and comforting and takes you on a journey where you will feel uplifted and deeply connected.

Click on this link here to get more information and listen a sample:

Here are som praise for the Morning & Evening Meditations:

“As a health coach, entrepreneur and a busy mom, I love starting and ending my day with quality centring “me” time. Listening to Lisa’s super empowering voice and to her inspiring both morning and evening meditations have become an integral part of my daily routine that sets up my day to success. Right after listening to Lisa’s guided mediations, I immediately feel aligned, centred and in my full power and laser focused. It is exactly what I need to start or end a successful, inspired and productive day.”
Shahinaz El Tarouty – Health, Wellness & Lifestyle Coach. Cairo, Egypt.

“If you take a little time in the morning to listen to Lisa, you will be starting your day in a great way. Pure pleasure. Every thought you hear is full of love. Stay focused and you’ll reap so many benefits. It’s simply so positive, I want to hear it twice!And once you’ve finished your day, lie back for a little and soak up her thoughtful words. Your body and mind instantly relax and again you’re filled with kindness. That’s a beautiful state to be in as you drift off to slumber land. …I know a fair few friends I’ll be getting this for!“
Jessica Phillips London, UK

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Transform your life with my guided meditations!

Lisa Gusto Guided Meditations includes two tracks. One for Morning and one for Evening.

I have created these tracks to help you get ready for deep healing sleep at night and gear up for a new day full of exciting opportunities in the morning!
Connect with your inner world to shift your perception and find opportunities, solutions and happiness!

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Recipe: Fermented Cabbage with Lemon and Thyme

Hi! People around me have been really ill this autumn and winter. One after one they have succumb to flu, pneumonia and nasty colds. Not once have I picked up any of them and I’m sure it’s due eating at least 1/2 cup of fermented vegetables a day and drinking a small glass of either water kefir or kombucha every day. It is so easy to ferment at home, sure you need a little bit of patience, but you are growing your own healthy bacteria and they need a bit of time to flourish. More and more research points to the importance of healthy gut flora. I’m convinced we will see even more breakthroughs in this area in the coming years.


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Healthy Eats – London: High Mood Food

Several ferments, kombucha, kefir and my favorite fermenting book on the shelf (The art of fermentation by Sandor Katz).
High Mood Food is my kind of cafe!
I use to trek down to Chelsea to visit the Pop up , but now  High Mood Food got a permanent home opposite Selfridges.
This is a healthy cafe focused on fermented foods.
If you are new to gut friendly fermented foods and drinks this is the perfect place to dip your toe in the culture pond before you dive in and start your own little probiotic factory in your kitchen.
As I always have a couple of tablespoons of fermented foods with my meals at home, I’m really pleased  I can now get my fix when I grab a quick lunch in town.
Both flexitarians and vegans are well catered for. Everything is colourful and delicious and the staff is super friendly. I think I got a new favorite spot.


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Drinking Tea, Disney and Download

Hi there, Hope you are having a great Thursday!
I’ve been battling with tech all day today….grrr. At 5pm I got out of my pyjama to pick up my 10 year old from squash. Now I’m chilling with a cup of Dandelion, Burdock and Hawthorn tea. Great for cleansing the blood and liver and it also comes with anti-inflammatory properties.

I didn’t exactly achieve what I set out to do today.. but hey-ho tomorrow is a new day!

I love the below quote “Worry is a waste of imagination”. I completely and totally agree! Instead of fretting about what I didn’t manage to do today I’m envisioning  all the progress that will happen tomorrow.
Believing that things will work out resets the mind so it’s easier to see solutions to problems and to recognise new opportunities.

This is the cover to my “Guided Meditations for Morning and Evening” that I recorded last week. You can download it in the next couple of days. After my little tech problem has been solved.

Plastic Bottle Recycling- Scandi Style

According to BBC News the UK could adopt the Swedish/Norwegian bottle recycling system. Fantastic! Finally!
So what’s it all about? Well you basically pay a little more for your bottle of water, soda or wine like a deposit. When you have consumed your drink you take it back to a recycling area in the store and get that deposit back. Boom! Your bottle is saved and can be recycled over and over and won’t  pollute the planet.
I can’t remember a time when we didn’t have this system in Sweden and I’m old!
I also remember in the 80’s when we left all secondary packaging like paper boxes for toothpaste for the cashier at the supermarket to deal with. Needless to say unnecessary secondary packaging disappeared after awhile.




Spirulina, Cauliflower and Cabbage Ferment

Fermenting your own vegetables is so easy and cheap! With so many people being ill at the moment, this ferment is boosted with health promoting Spirulina. I don’t like the taste of Spirulina normally but when it’s been fermented together with other vegetables the taste mellows and that sharp Spirulina taste disappear and just add an interesting layer of flavoring. Win Win!

Isn’t the colour gorgeous?!



My Beauty Routine

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all having a great week! This weeks video is a bit of a rambling beauty routine video. I love beauty products but I want to keep it simple and have as few hard working products as possible. I’m not a beauty hoarder or a collector. My beauty area is in my bathroom very minimalist indeed. As per usual I cleanse with an oil cleanser. This one is from Whamisa a Korean brand that is fairly new to the UK. I also try out the Mother Dirt Moisturizer with mixed feelings. I will do another video about this when I get my hands on that crucial spray that I touch on in this video. Dr Hauschkas Cleansing Cream is my champion product together with Green Peoples Fruitful Night Cream and I love the smell of Therapis rose toner.
Next week I’m recording cooking and fermentation videos and also a quick one about a lipstick. Feeding my inside and outside with clean green stuff 🙂

My facial massage video: