The Problem With Coffee

I absolutely love coffee! I’m on and off it constantly. When I’m ON I have one a day. I especially like it on holiday.
If you are not sensitive to caffeine and have a healthy life-style, a small cup of coffee a day it’s not going to pose a health risk to you.
But knowing what could be problematic with drinking coffee empowers us to make good decisions for our health in the long run.

Here are a few reasons why you drink maximum 1 cup a day:

– Coffee makes us loose important minerals that we are likely to be deficient in anyway. To metabolize coffee the body needs minerals. On top of that coffee is a diuretic so more minerals are lost, which can further contribute to nutritional deficiencies.

– Caffeine is a natural insecticide to protect the plant against bugs. Some people are sensitive, and no wonder.

– Coffee is one of the most chemically sprayed crops in the world!  (Always buy organic coffee if you can!)

– Coffee stresses the adrenals. When you drink a cup neurons send messages to the pituitary gland which makes the adrenal send out adrenaline and cortisol. Basically your latte send you straight into fight or flight mood. Boom!If you drink several cups a day your nervous system will take a beating.

– Unfortunately de-caffinated coffee is not a solution as it’s not guaranteed to be a 100% caffeine free and nasty chemicals can be used to remove the

Great Coffee alternatives here:


Am I the last person on earth to hear about and try the Invisibobble?? How could I have missed this miraculous hair assessor? I blame it on having boy-children only.
I love to have my hair up in a pony tail IF I have had my roots done fairly recent.
And of course I always have it up when I go training. (Which is happening regularly nowadays :))
What is so different with this gadget in comparison to ordinary hair ties is that it  doesn’t pull on the hair. You won’t get those big indentations in the hair when you let it out, after training for example. This is normally a major issue for me and my fine hair!  But this old-style telephone cable fixed that. I also like that the company was founded by 2 college students and is now massive! Everyone and his aunt have copied their idea, but the plastic in the fakes seem inferior, they don’t stay on as well or they pull to hard. I bought my original Invisibobble at Boots, they were about £5 for 3 ties.

Duvet Day

The first two days of “The Beast from the East”  was fun. Adults turned into kids with impromptu snowball fights everywhere. Kids running to the park to try out a sledge before the snow melted.
I have not seen snow in London like this since 2008.
But I’m over it now!
My 10 year old’s school shuts at 11.45 today…what’s the point.
We have lit all our candles and are cozying up on the sofa with our duvets. He is nagging me to have Leon’s for lunch but neither of my 2 local ones delivers at the moment??? and I’m not going out today. Love Leon as they have a great gluten- free selection and it’s always fresh and colourful. Having Leon get’s me into holiday mood. It’s our tradition to head straight to Leon after passport control  if we travel from terminal 2 at Heathrow.

I’m also prepping Glögg for tonight. Ie Mulled wine. I make mine the old-fashioned way by blending vodka with spices and sugar and after it’s  infused I blend it with warm wine. Total Christmas vibe!
recipe HERE

Thankfully I only have one  VO-job today and that’s to be recorded in my home studio.

Stay warm, stay safe!


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.


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.




My Health Column in Scan Magazine


Woo Hoo!
My second health column in Scan Magazine, a monthly magazine showcasing Scandinavian brands around the world.
You can read the article about what foods to indulge in, to get great skin here. (page 98)
( My first column about super foods you already have lurking in your cupboard is here page 96)
Or  you can pick up a copy in scandi related hotspots in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, The United States and Scandinavian countries.
X Lisa

Video: How to use a Spiralizer


 A spiralizer is fun and a great way to get more raw vegetables into your diet.
It’s my favourite kitchen gadget at the moment, it’s extremely satisfying churning out the veg spaghetti and the kids love it.

XXX Lisa

Nutrition Expert Dr Brian Clement in London 21st June

Hi Friends,

Dr Brian Clement a world leader within health and nutrition is in London the 21st June speaking about how to obtain optimum health and how to reverse the effects of premature aging.

I went to an event in March and was blown away!
He’s a seriously inspirational speaker and his knowledge about health and nutrition is boundless!

Tickets are only £42.50 (they are normally double that!) and a Gourmet raw lunchbox is also included in the price!

Get your tickets here:

Hope to see you there!
X Lisa
How to obtain optimum health by Dr Brian Clement, Saturday June 21st, Regents University
Reverse the Effects of Premature Aging & Heal Disease
Dr Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D., L.N., a naturopathic doctor, nutritionist and author of more than 20 books, is the director of the world renowned Hippocrates Health Institute.  Since 1953, the Hippocrates Health Institute has spearheaded the international progressive health movement and pioneered wheatgrass therapy, green juice therapy and the increasingly popular raw food movement.  A frequent guest on television, radio, has been widely published, and acts as a resource expert for several publications; he has been recognised for this significant contribution in the field of modern health care by “Who’s Who among outstanding Americans”.
Trailblazers in the Field of Natural & Complimentary Health Care
Over the last half century Dr Clement and his team have pioneered clinical research and training in disease and prevention using hundreds of thousands of participants who provided volumes of data, giving Dr Clement a deep understanding into the lifestyle required to prevent premature ageing and disease, enhance longevity, and maintain optimum health.
Agenda for the Day:
  1. An outline of the principles of the Life Transformation Programme, which has evolved at the institute over 60 years, utilising data from tens of thousands of functional tests.  The Life Transformation Programme provides the ultimate approach to health, natural beauty and longevity.
  2. We will continue with discussions regarding Dr Clements’ extensive clinical research and observations which have afforded him a unique insight into how we can prevent premature ageing and disease.
  3. Not all supplements are created equal, and we will learn more about how the vast majority of supplements on the market today may be at best ineffective, at worst toxic.  Naturally-occurring supplements are what our bodies need: highly digestible food-based supplements derived from plants grown in rich, organic soils.  Learn which supplements can best effect rejuvenation, delay pre-mature ageing and support well-being.
  4. The day will end with an extended question and answer session.

Doors open at 10am – get there early for the opportunity to purchase discounted supplements and greet friends.  Lecture starts at 10.30am and finishes at 4.30pm.  There will be an hour for lunch which can be taken in the stunning formal gardens.  Doors close at 5pm.

Bookings & Info: / 0800 731 8294 / 020 8299 9983
Venue: Tuke Hall, Regents University London, Regents Park, NW1 4NS

Early Bird Tickets include a Hippocrates inspired gourmet lunch box from Nama* (

Do you bruise easily? Get more Flavanoids and Vitamin C in your diet


Do you easily get bruised?
That could be an indication you need to include more flavonoids and vitamin C in your diet.

Flavonoids and Vitamin C help protect blood vessels from rupture or leakage, without them the capillary walls may start to leak and to much protein and fluids escapes.
Researchers believe that flavonoids and Vitamin C they are working together by improving each others antioxidant activity.

If you are a woman and also suffer from heavy periods It can be a sign that you need to eat a lot more fruit and vegetables.

Other symptoms to look out for are breast tenderness, frequent colds and infections, haemorrhoids and thread veins.

Flavonoids are substances found in plants and they are basically responsible for all the brilliant colours of yellow, orange, red, blue and purple in fruits, berries and vegetables.

Good sources are  dark  coloured berries like blueberries, bilberries and blackberries, as well as grapes.

If it got a fab (natural) colour you want to eat it!

There are also a lot of flavonoids in the pith and peel of citrus fruits.

A great way to make sure you get enough flavonoids is so to add some grated lime or other citrus fruit to your soup, stew or in your smothie.
Cooking destroys some of the activity so it’s best to add it at the end.