So excited that these books by the ‘Medical Medium’ Anthony William have just arrived! 🙌🏻 Have had a quick look through and already learned so much about how different foods affect our health, energy levels and mind and body! Now just need to find some time to actually read them all the way through! 😀 #toddlerlife
Bhel Puri, a perfect Sunday morning snack before hitting the park and farmer’s market ✨ Made with puffed rice, vegetables, tangy tamarind sauce and dairy-free coconut yoghurt on the side - yummy! #veganfood#plantpower
For anybody interested in why people become vegan, see the heartbreaking work of @leahdoellinger ❤️#repost
This picture is beautiful but it’s not, it’s actually really sad
We had to rescue you from being murdered because you were forced to come here so that your Mothers body would produce milk & the humans could take that from her as she’s grieving the loss of you & sell it to the consumers
I understand cows milk is laced in so many things, it’s not just cutting out dairy milk for your cereal and coffee. It’s not just yoghurt or cheese. They lace cows milk in dips, curry, cakes, chips, biscuits etc .
However; the time it takes for you to select another item & read the ingredients & choose the one that doesn’t contain the grieving milk of a Mother is easy. Every time you choose love you help change this world
God please help everyone stop funding this evil. Please can we end this evil, every product that contains dairy needs to be boycotted until we are no longer forcing Mothers to have children only to kill them and steal her milk
We don’t need cows milk, it’s simple. Use a plant milk instead, try a vegan cheese or go without cheese, you don’t ‘need’ cheese. There’s coconut, soy & almond icecream & coconut yoghurt. Please, I am now at the point of begging you to please look into this babies eyes & see his Mother crying out for him as her milk is taken and she can’t do anything
To my partner @jessie_simpson_ross thank you, thank you for being you, for being in my life, thank you for going vegan over night, thank you for saving so many lives with me, thank you for being so brave & strong, thank you for not being a follower, thank you for loving me, for being my best friend and being here on Earth to change the world with me. I will never forget this rescue, a young couple walking through the night holding hands, adrenalin pumping, scared of the cameras & night workers but sitting down together & reminding ourselves that we should not fear evil, the universe will take care of us because we are trying to save children. I love you Jessie, through all the pain in this world, I’m so grateful to have your soul with me. Thank you for being a real man
I know that you should appreciate the present moment and embrace the ‘power of now’ but right now, I wish I was somewhere warm with blue skies and a white sandy beach close by. I’m hoping that if I keep posting pictures, I’ll somehow manifest them back to reality 😀 🌎 ✈️ #travelbug#wanderlust
Waiting for her morning coconut chia pot at @labrasseria_london 🥥 When we’re low on energy we rely on 2 things: 1, fresh fruit juices, and 2, chia seeds. If they’re good enough to power the Tarahumara tribe to run ultra 3 day marathons then they’re good enough for us! 😋 So what gives chia seeds their super powers? Well, the list is long, and it reads like a who’s who of vital nutrients: Omega-3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamins A, B, E, and D, as well as other key minerals. Even better, all that punch is wrapped up in a small package, making chia one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the market. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds contains 10 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, more calcium than milk, more Omega-3s than salmon, more iron than spinach, and more antioxidants than blueberries. (It’s easy to see why ancient tribes used chia seeds to pay tributes and taxes to Aztec priests and nobility.) #chiaseeds#chia#vegan
We’re only just back from holiday and I can’t wait to leave again. Why do we choose to live in freezing cold and grey London when the world is full of beautiful, sunny places ?! 🤷🏻♀️ I think that LA is top of my list of beautiful places to live. City and beach, stunning natural landscapes, amazing all-year round weather and general vegan, yoga and spiritual nutcase heaven! Perfect 👌🏽 😇 🤩#californiadreaming
Birthday boat trip, complete with foot massage and perfect sunset! ✨ It began a little shaky as the wind was so strong and loud that it wasn’t relaxing at all, but then after an hour or so, the wind died down and we found this little island in the middle of the sea. And then the sun began to set and everything was just perfect 🤩 #happybirthdaytome#perfectday#birthdaygirl
After seeing how much she enjoyed our last trip (and loves to travel in general), my new resolution is to travel as much as possible with her, until she reaches school age. She seemed different when we got home from this trip; somehow a little more grown up and confident. I think that to spend two whole years travelling around the world would be amazing and so enriching for a child. I don’t know where we’ll go yet and don’t have any plan, but I’m definitely starting to think about it. A toddler gap year (or two) between playgroup and school and we’ll just cut out the nursery! 🌎 ✈️❤️ #toddlerlife#wanderlust#travelbug
Naptime with daddy 😍 She’s never slept in a cot. We bought a cot before she was born because that’s where we thought babies were supposed to sleep but when we got home from the hospital, every time we put her in it, she cried. She just wanted to be held or close to us. So the first night we were home, she slept in our bed as that’s the only place she wanted to be. I did A LOT of research into baby sleep and found a wealth of science by world leading infant sleep scientists such as Dr. Nils Bergman and Dr. James McKenna whose studies showed that infants sleeping even just a few feet away from their mothers had higher levels of cortisol in their bodies than babies sleeping right next to their mothers. This shows that human babies are like every other land mammal – biologically programmed to sleep close to their mothers, and their vital signs, breathing, heart rates and stress levels change when they do so. Being able to breastfeed on demand through the night without either having to fully wake up has huge benefits also. I was so surprised to discover this as every baby book I read during pregnancy stated that bed sharing was dangerous. But the statistics band together all baby sleep accidents and don’t differentiate from a baby that was injured from a parent falling asleep with them by accident which is VERY dangerous and with a parent that prepares their bed for safe sleep sharing. There are many safety guidelines to follow and only an exclusively breastfeeding mother should bed share according to experts. I really hope that this research becomes mainstream knowledge as the benefits to babies of bed sharing are huge and not just physical but psychological too. For thousands of years mothers have slept close to their babies and only fairly recently have cots become fashionable. I think that as the latest research becomes more widely known, bed sharing will become more mainstream again and mothers won’t be so frightened to sleep next to their babies ❤️ #sleeping#babies
Holidays may not be so relaxing anymore but they’re definitely waaay more special ✨ Just to be able to watch the satisfaction and joy in her face as she swam on her own with arm bands for the first time or to see how happy she is just being able to play in the sand or how she giggles when we leave the lift and she runs to the room 😍 so many special moments packed in to one little trip 🌎❤️ #itsthelittlethings
Craving to be close to beautiful nature and find that inner euphoric feeling of stillness and spiritual aliveness. Being busy day-in day-out in the middle of the city doesn’t help. Everyone is so busy and the minds are even busier 🤯 As Paramahansa Yogananda also said: ‘You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may learn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito;
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk in water and live in fire;
But control of the mind is better and more difficult. ‘ #stillness
Such a great book about child development and the emotional needs of the under-threes ✨ Did you know that from birth to age three a child’s brain is developing so rapidly that by age three, a child has 80 percent of their adult brain volume and many neural pathways built that form the foundation of their lifelong thought patterns, mindset and outlook upon life?
A wealth of child development research, particularly in the field of neuroscience shows that what children need most during this time is a strong attachment relationship with their primary caregiver who is highly responsive to their emotional needs and can help them to regulate their emotions (whilst the brain is unable to do so) and ensure that whilst these neural pathways are forming, children are bathed in affection and not stressed in any prolonged way.
This relationship is ideally with the mother as a mother is biologically programmed to be the most responsive carer to her offspring. A mother has hormones flooding her body that motivate her to respond to her child in a way that a father or other carer simply doesn’t have. Nature designed it this way. And if the mother is still breastfeeding, these hormones are elevated even more.
For thousands of years, mothers have closely nurtured their babies and been constantly there during the critical first three years. But in the last 30 years or so, motherhood has lost its sacred status. Employers and economics have forced mothers to return to work early, leaving their babies with other less biologically responsive carers with whom the child doesn’t have such a strong attachment relationship and science tells us now that this has had an effect on the formation of our children’s psychological foundations. Studies show that children who don’t have this close mothering and powerful bonds with their mothers during this critical time of brain development can be more prone to develop psychological problems in adulthood.
And now, true to the research, we’re seeing unprecedented levels of mental illness and psychological problems in teens and adults with more people than ever before using pharmaceutical medicines in an attempt to improve their mental health.