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Don’t worry about how you look, think about how your food is making you feel instead

In the latest issue of the magazine ELLE Sweden there’s an interview with Mia, in which she discusses her views on health, and talks about what keeps her inspired. She also relates how it feels to change direction in the middle of life and start a business with a best friend. Hopefully her story will be inspirational to people who dream about change, but don’t really dare to take that leap of faith.

It should be noted however, that not all of the interview made it to print — items left out included: Mia’s weakness for Savasana (the final relaxation-pose in yoga, in which you lay on your back on the mat and the yoga instructor comes around and tickles your neck), what’s in her training bag (a forgotten damp towel that smells like skunk), and her plans for the future (the big novel she wants to write).

And above all, we’re sad that the part where Mia calls Lina a ”guru” didn’t make it. Having a Dale/Dumber/Thomson to hold your hand while on the roller coaster of starting an independent business has been vital for us. We are eternally grateful that we have each other!

Anyway, while we still have your attention, we’ll take the opportunity to mention that this week’s podcast episode won’t be coming out until next week. The combo of: book launch in Poland + two bohemian bloggers + life, we just couldn’t get it together this week. It’ll be even more fun to listen to next week though, right?!

You’re more than welcome to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. And buy our first book in German here or in Polish here, and our new cookbook in Swedish here. And buy professor Bengmark’s Synbiotic15 here.



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A recipe for hypochondriacs​.

Like all true hypochondriacs, we tend to be a little paranoid when it comes to illnesses. In fact, more often than not, whenever we feel sick we find ourselves reaching out to our best friend Runken, who is always close to the big medical guide book, ready to diagnose. Long story short: as of this writing, at one time or another, we’ve had every known disease. Looking back, we can laugh at it now. But while it was happening it was not fun, and the hardest thing was probably the feeling of powerlessness that came along with it.

However, we recently learned that all the diseases we’ve been worried about have a common component – chronic (also called low-grade) inflammation. Unlike an acute and transient inflammation, which has clear symptoms (like swollen cuticles or gums), chronic inflammation is prolonged, discreet and more difficult to detect.

Right now we’re also interested in a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. In it, the researchers have compiled results from 18 different studies, and have found that people who ate a vegetarian diet for at least two years reduced their levels of chronic inflammation, compared to people who didn’t eat a vegetarian diet. One indicator for low-grade inflammation is called CRP (a protein in the blood that can be analyzed to show whether or not you have an infection or inflammation in the body). In the study it was noted that the CRP decreased when an individual ate a vegetarian diet. The researchers believe that there are phytosterols and fibers in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes that suppress the inflammation.

So with all this in mind, we wanted to give a tip for all you hypochondriacs out there: eat lots of greens. Why not start with our green anti-inflammatory super smoothie with parsley?

Green anti-inflammatory super smoothie with parsley
(2 large glasses)

1 handful parsley
5 celery stalks with tops
1 whole apple, core and all
5 romaine salad leaves
1 avocado
1/2 lemon
Water (about 2 cups)

Mix all ingredients in a mixer. Done!

You’re more than welcome to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. And buy our first book in German here or in Polish here, and our new cookbook in Swedish here. And buy professor Bengmark’s Synbiotic15 here.