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I am a History major, who loves art, travelling and nature. Photography and music make my life exciting. I love learning new languages and cultures. Over the past 5 years, I have been working as a translator and writer.

Olive Oil and Heart Health: the Greek “Liquid Gold” May Be the Key to a Healthy Heart

By |2019-08-27T17:42:02+03:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Cardiovascular System, Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

Olive oil may be the answer to radiant heart health, and some European nations, including Greeks, know this very well. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death today. What causes it and how can it be prevented with the so-called “liquid gold”? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, "Coronary heart disease is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to our heart muscle". Smoking, high levels

This Medieval Remedy Can Eliminate Dangerous Bacteria

By |2019-06-17T00:01:15+03:00May 17th, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness, Natural Health|Tags: , |

Who would have thought that a mix of garlic, onion, wine and bile from a cow's stomach could be an efficacious antibacterial? Surprisingly, it is. This Anglo-Saxon treatment, which dates back to the ninth century, is extremely effective against certain bacteria cultures that cause an eye infection. This 1.000-year-old remedy was found in Bald’s Leechbook or "Medicinale Anglicum", an Old English medical textbook held in the British Library that contained medical advice and recipes for various medicines, salves and treatments. "Leech" was the name for

This 1,900-Year-Old Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Hangover Remedy

By |2019-08-27T17:22:55+03:00May 1st, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness, Natural Health|Tags: |

If you are trying to ease a bad hangover, the solution is simpler than anyone could imagine. Newly translated 1,900-year-old Egyptian papyrus written in Greek revealed that a leafy necklace seems to be the remedy for the "drunken headache". The key ingredient for the cure is the slow-growing evergreen shrub, Danae racemosa, commonly known as Alexandrian laurel or Poet's laurel. According to Dr. David Leith, a historian at the University of Exeter, who took part in the translation project, “ancient Egyptians made a garland of

Rhodiola Rosea: This Ancient Herb Is a Natural Antidepressant

By |2019-08-27T17:21:58+03:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness, Natural Health|Tags: , , , |

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as golden root or roseroot, is a wild herb widely known for its medicinal properties, including being a natural antidepressant. Roseroot has green flowers and grows in cold regions of the world, including the Arctic and mountainous parts of Europe. It was initially introduced in prehistoric Siberia. During the Bronze Age roseroot was transferred from Georgia to Greece through the Aegean Sea and was first mentioned in ancient Greek physician Dioscorides' medical text "De Materia Medica". People had been using Rhodiola