Scandinavia Archive

A SWEDISH STUDY – CONVENTIONAL FOOD vs. ORGANIC FOOD

What happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional non-Organic food to Organic food? Check out this video to see what happens with this Swedish family switched.

This is a small Swedish study ordered by a Swedish supermarket chain (conflict of interest?) but when the Swedish environmental research institute explained the results on TV this morning they said that these results are confirm earlier research.

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LEAKY GUT SYNDROME

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The research team asks whether the intestinal barrier is affected by MS, from left: Mehrnaz Nouri, Bjorn Weström and Shahram Lavasani. Missing in the picture Anders Bredberg.

I found a very interesting article today from Lund University in Sweden:

Damage to the intestinal barrier in multiple sclerosis.

Researchers at Lund University published new research on intestinal barrier’s role in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.
Within the world of medical science no one knows for sure how MS occurs and why the immune system attacks cells in the central nervous system (CNS). Inflammation occurs for unknown reasons allowing nerve impulses to deteriorate. This can cause various physical and mental symptoms, including numbness, motor difficulties, blurred vision, dizziness, and fatigue. (more…)

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A brand new fast-food restaurant

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Breakfast:
Scrambled eggs with bacon
Scrambled eggs with turkey
Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
Boiled eggs

Lunch and dinner:
Egg tortilla with bacon, bell peppers, broccoli, salad
Omelet with cheese, onion, tomato, salad
Salad with smoked salmon, eggs, mayo, peas, broccoli, tomato

What is this? This is a part of the menu from a brand new fast-food restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden called Eggsinc. The owner is a well-known chef, Andreas Hedlund, who has won the title “The Chef of the Year” and he has also arranged the Nobel Prize dinner twice.

If you don’t live in Stockholm, use your own kitchen. Make sure to have some egg-free days each week as well.

Read more about Eggsinc in Swedish.

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IS ALCOHOL GOOD FOR YOU?


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Is alcohol good for you? No it’s not and especially not for your liver. Alcohol has an aging effect on the body.

There are some big differences between USA and Sweden when it comes to alcohol. The only places you can buy alcohol in Sweden are special stores owned by the government. There is no alcohol, except low alcohol beers, in the super markets. Another difference is that in Sweden there are a lot of organic products, like wines, in these special stores called “Systembolaget.”

If you like drinking alcohol occasionally, here is a roadmap about alcohol from Dave Asprey, The Bulletproof Executive. Interesting about the toxins!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SWEDEN

In Sweden we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve and we also have the 25th and the 26th as a holiday. So, three days to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.

This video is about the Christmas celebration in Astrid Lindgren´s “The children in Bullerby village.”

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If you don’t have snow and ice where you live but would like to experience some on your vacation, you can always go to The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.
You will find some more beautiful pictures in the “Christmas in Sweden” album on our Pinterest page.

Merry Christmas from Sweden and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas wherever you are in the world!

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Happy Lucia!

It’s time again, today December 13, for us in Sweden to celebrate Lucia. Do you remember the post about Lucia from last year? At 7 a.m. Swedish national television will broadcast a 60 minute Lucia celebration similar to the one in the previous post.

The video above is also from a Lucia celebration, with the song “Nu tändas tusen juleljus”…pronounce that if you can ;-) by Helen Sjöholm, known from the musical Kristina from Duvemåla and Benny Andersson known from ABBA.

Don’t miss the beautiful pictures in “Christmas in Sweden” on our Pinterest.

Happy Lucia!

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The first “sugar free” school in Sweden

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No more birthday celebrations or treats and no more “fika”* for the grown ups.

This is a picture from one of the first sugar free schools in Sweden. No sugar, more physical activity and more play are the new prescriptions for the children in the schools in this area, just outside Stockholm.

I think the Sugar Initiative would be pleased.

This is the article in Swedish.

* Fika is a very important Swedish word which means coffee break; gathering for e.g. coffee or tea and something to it like cinnamon buns, cookies, or cakes. But, you can “fika” healthy too or just be social.

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Today I am moving back to Sweden!

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Yes, today I’m moving back to Sweden again after three exciting years in the U.S. (except for the Lyme Disease).

It has been very interesting to educate myself about food and health in the U.S. and during these three years. I can really see that a lot has happened like much more organic produce in an ordinary grocery store, much more knowledge about the danger of GMO foods and the knowledge about what wheat and other grains can do to our bodies. I hope America will wake up more and more when it comes to the danger of eating sugar and chemicals, that all the schools will be a sugar-free zone in the future (in Sweden also), and that all low-fat products stuffed with sugar and chemicals will disappear very soon.

I will continue with the blog as before, but now perhaps with more news from Sweden. Do you remember the posts I did about what happened in Sweden in September 2013? If not you have them here and here.

As I have written before, I think the winds will blow from Scandinavia to the rest of the world this time.

Good-bye America, thank you for having me, and I hope I can come back and visit again soon!

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Happy Midsummer Sweden!

Happy Midsummer Sweden!

During this weekend the people in Sweden are celebrating Midsummer with good food and good friends. In the above video you have traditional Swedish Folk Music. You may notice the costumes are different between different districts in Sweden.

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Happy New Year!

Here is some more music, but this time by a very famous Swedish group. I was lucky enough to see them live in Stockholm towards the end of the 70´s.

Do you recognize all the famous Swedes on our Pinterest boards?

Happy New Year!

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