Patchouli sprig with essential oil. Isolated on white background.

Patchouli Oil

March 6, 2019 smitsa 0

Patchouli is an essential oil extracted from the plant Pogostem cablin. It is mostly grown in India where it is mentally stimulating in relatively low […]

sushi rolls use nori or mozuku.

Mozuku Seaweed

March 4, 2019 smitsa 0

Mozuka seaweed is one of those seaweeds that deserves to be better known. It is known by its scientific name of  Cladosiphon okamuranus and is […]

Close up of dried hijiki seaweed in a colander

Hijiki Seaweed

March 4, 2019 smitsa 0

Hijiki seaweed is one algae not commonly found in Western diets but does make a significant portion of the Okinawan diet. Hijiki is also know […]

a tongue used in sweet taste signalling

Sweet Taste Signalling

March 4, 2019 smitsa 0

Sweet taste signalling is a very complex mechanism but one that has proved immensely valuable in understanding how taste stimulates the secretion of various molecules. […]

weight loss with the LighterLife diet

The LighterLife Diet

March 1, 2019 smitsa 1

The LighterLife Diet is a weight loss plan which is based on what dietitians call a very low-calorie diet (VLCD). It relies too on weekly […]