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Lonneke Engel is YouBeauty’s Lifestyle Columnist

I have been writing for the website YouBeauty by Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen as a green lifestyle expert for a while now.  I really love being part of such a powerful team! The old logo of Youbeauty   Check out my past articles below and check in for new ones in the future! Love […]

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Quinoa pasta with cashew pesto

This is a simple recipe but it makes you look like a true chef! Pasta with cashew pesto is delicious and nutritious using cashews as a creamy base. While the usual pesto is made of pine nuts & basil mixed together, this is proof you can use other nuts to get a creamy base, and arugula […]

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Be healthy on the GO!

I’ve been asked a lot what I do to avoid unhealthy eating habits , so this article is dedicated to that. Some basic actions can really save your day! Everywhere I go, I try to look for new places where I can find exciting organic food options. Also I go for greener options as much as […]

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Why smiling is healthy

A well known song of Charlie Chaplin (performed in a very moving way by Jermaine Jackson, at the memorial service of MJ) has the following passage: ‘Smile! What’s the use of crying? You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.’ Laughing is healthy, they say, but why? For many reasons, actually! Purely physical […]

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Blue Zones: How to live to be a 100

Dan Buettner did a very interesting research on how to live a healthy and long life. He found out there are a few areas that he calls ‘blue zones’, where people live to be over a hundred years old in a measurably better way! Wow, who doesn’t want that? Since my sweet grandmother lived to be […]

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A BEAUTIFUL ALKALINE BODY

Did you know that you can actually make your body more beautiful, simply by becoming more ‘alkaline’? Your body has a delicate pH balancing system in which it works to keep equilibrium & stop your body fluids from becoming more ‘acid’ or if needed, too alkaline. I’m going to focus on the alkalising bit in […]

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healthy living is easy: 5 tips

A healthy living is not difficult! As long as you know a few simple rules to live by: Whatever you put in your body or on your body makes you the way you are, and makes you feel the way you feel. 1. Your diet should consist of mostly fruits, vegetables,beans, grains & seeds, and from […]

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Delicious fast food recipe

This is a great dinner if you are craving something delicious but fast! First of all, I don’t like to cook for hours, so all my dishes are made in a short amount of time. Shopping list for 1 (try to buy organic and local when possible): – 1 Sweet potato, medium to large – […]

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Breakfast: babyfood grows up!

When I was young I always loved a “fruithapje”. A dish made out of fruits and other delicious things for breakfast or as a snack. Organice Your Life team member Dirk Verest and I played with the ingredients and came up with the following modern version of my preferred baby food! Remember: the eye wants […]

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Pinkwashing

Ever heard of Greenwashing? Well, another common phenomenon is Pinkwashing. Curious to learn more? Pinkwashing is a term used to describe a company or product that intends to make its customers believe they are active supporters of anti-breast cancer movements and organizations, while in fact using carcinogenic chemicals that are known to cause breast-cancer. The very cancer they are […]

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SUMMER IN OZ

What’s your favourite season? Are you obsessed with Winter coats, layering and snuggly fireplaces? I must say the feeling of jumping into the car turning on the heater full blast whilst drinking copious amounts of green tea on the way home from a Winter surf is one of my favourite cold weather moments. So invigorating! […]

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Polite Running

Here’s something fun to do while running: as soon as you get to more deserted spots (parks, forest, little roads etc) say hello to everyone. It is so much fun, most city people just do not expect a hello. Or a smile, or a nod. Feeling good? Give them a smile, hello and a nod! […]

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