Soon to be celebrated is the festival of Purim- as Wikipedia defines it: “a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

Hamantachen with Poppy filling.

Poppy seed, Purim and Hamantachen? Feeling lost? Let me explain.

For whatever reason, Poppy Seeds are the traditional filling of the Seasonal cookies called “Hamantachen” or “Oznei Haman”.

So what are the health benefits of Poppy Seeds?

Poppy seeds are rich in healthy plant compounds and nutrients like manganese.

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Luscha is delighted to share some time-sensitive news:

“For the first time in 38 years, the Better Breathing Conference is open to everyone — healthcare providers AND patients and caregivers. It’s 100% virtual and 100% free. Join us Jan. 18 to 22, 2021 to learn about lung care.”

Pricewatch’s 12 fun facts of Christmas explores the origins of our modern traditions.

Sure we celebrate Christmas here in Israel but we don’t really know too much about it, so here’s a little peek.

Facts: #5 & #6.

There may be some holly too. But do you know why?

Staying with plants, while the mistletoe is seen as a cute sprig to kiss under — although not this year, unless you can work out how to kiss while staying two metres apart — it was regarded by the Celts as a symbol of fertility.

(See my very own Pinterest Board on the topic- Luscha Baumwald Xmas Kissing Mistletoe or Holly?)

Fact: #12


You should be aware that breathing isn’t as straightforward as you think, according to a journalist who wrote a whole book on the subject.

We breathe in and out around 25,000 times a day and most of us don’t think about it at all. Getting air in and out of your lungs seems like the most straightforward activity imaginable. Our brain takes care of it without any effort from us, right?

Not according to the extensive research of journalist James Nestor. For his new book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, Nestor dug into everything from ancient Chinese…

Take a look at this article and let me know which Aroma works best to get you to sleep at night.

Scent is a powerful sensory experience. If you’re having trouble sleeping these days, you may want to try an essential oil (or blend) to imbue you with relaxation and restful slumber. Our sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo shares her favourites.

Essential oils are all the rage right now — especially with growing awareness they can boost energy, improve sleep and even spruce up your sex life.

As a backstory, essential oils can engage your central nervous system: activating the parasympathetic…

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Breathing is what we do to stay alive, and yet…how many of us do it properly? Aromatherapy builds on correct breathing to introduce aromas-Choose yours!

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