Food as medicine 5 powerful pantry ingredients for a healthy life

Turmeric The queen of herbs

Food… the source of energy, nutrients, and life itself! Almost all ancient civilisations and cultures of the world agree that food eaten right is all the medicine you need. In China, as far back as 2200 BCE, ancient clans started to discover the different medical values of herbs while they were still hunting and gathering. Indian traditional medicine Ayurveda advocates foods having therapeutic and medicinal value. In Tamil culture, Unnave Marundhu (food is medicine) was …[Read more]

Marine Debris Quiz Test your knowledge

Marine debris quiz secondsguru

From sterilised medical tools to microwave meals and affordable toys, the invention of plastic has changed our lives in ways both big and small. But the rate at which we’re consuming and discarding plastic – especially single-use products – is getting out of control and creating real problems for our oceans. Every year the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) , a globally coordinated clean up of beaches and waterways, by Ocean Conservancy, is held on the …[Read more]

Insight, Tips and Guides,
Author

Eco travel 7 tips to be a mindful traveller

people dont take trips

When I was in school, summer breaks were the best time of all – that was when we travelled to meet family. It was an annual affair and a privilege to be able to travel. The other term breaks were meant for mastering board games, learning (and improving) sports, exploring the outdoors and ahem, ahem, doing homework! Over the years as connectivity and options improved, travelling became affordable and common. Annual holidays were swapped for …[Read more]

Eco Home Innovative ways to put those “waste” fruit peels to use

We love the lemony fragrance and tangy taste of oranges and lemons, but don’t think twice about binning the peels of these fruits we relish so much. Did you know that the citrus peels are in fact more nutritious than the flesh? Loaded with polyphenols, the rind can not only enhance the flavour of foods but also keep unsightly pests and unpleasant odours at bay! So the next time you have squeezed the life (er, …[Read more]