Tag Archives: health

The 3 main lifestyle factors behind overeating

Overeating is something that is becoming increasingly common. A recent study highlighted the top 3 causes of overeating were watching TV, alcohol consumption and lack of sleep – none of that at TIEX! Many of us can identify with at least one (if not all three) of these causes. You might be sitting in front [...]

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Eating with all your senses

One of the most enjoyable aspects of TIEX is the atmosphere of meal times  - the big family table, the social aspect. Eating should be a joy for ALL the senses so presentation of food and the ambiance is just as important as how the food tastes. At The Island Experience retreats every meal is [...]

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Is salt really bad for you?

Salt often gets a bad rap in health circles, but like so many foods today it’s the highly processed and refined version that is bad for us. Did you know that salt in it’s natural form contains 84 minerals, which together help balance the body? In this natural state salt can actually help to restore [...]

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Vegetable salad

Remember that luscious lunch on Lopez Mendez beach? Now you can recreate it at home! This recipe makes enough for 2-3 servings. 1 cup of green beans 1 small carrot – diced ½ zucchini – diced (1 cup) ½ cauliflower 1 cup of yucca (manioc or cassava) – diced ½ cup of parsley and green onions – [...]

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Ginger and making tinctures

One of our yoga teachers Adam Elabd is very knowledgable on herbal remedies and has been kind enough to pass on some of his knowledge to be shared with all our lovely followers. There are many situations in which we can avoid using synthetic pharmaceuticals by turning to our plant friends. Here Adam takes a look at [...]

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GI vs GL

In a world that is already over complicated we believe in keeping things simple here at TIEX, especially when it comes to health and nutrition! But we wanted to share a little bit of information about glycemic index. There is a lot of buzz around glycemic index – (GI) and glycemic load – (GL); but also some [...]

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The clean 15 and the dirty dozen

Here at TIEX we want to try to make healthy eating easier for you by giving you up to date nutrition advice. Eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is at the core of any healthy eating program. But do you stop to consider the benefits of organic produce? Unfortunately many of the pesticides [...]

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