|By Athina Klioumi Marturet.
We just arrived in Miami from our vacation in Greece. My parents have a house in the north, near to Corfu, just in front of the Hades between forest of pines and olives and near the ancient oracles. This area is the greenest of Greece and the food is very pure. There are caves where the water is pure from the land. My mother is a homeopath, naturist and physiotherapist and has a garden where she grows grapes, figs, pomegranates, sideburns, tomatoes and olives without any chemicals. Eating food grown like this is an incredible delight, which your body will thank you for.
Speaking of olives and olive oil
My husband and I have a routine of massages used with pure olive oil all over the body. It is highly curative and the skin gets really soft. We use a light, preferably organic Greek olive oil. I prefer the Swedish massage because it is soft, relaxing, and a full body massage, from head to toe. It’s good to keep the oil on your body, to penetrate to the organs, and then bathe with mild soap. We use natural olive oil soaps. They are the best!
In another time I will talk about my super cool massage created to activate the collagen, tone, and rejuvenate muscles and activate the organs simultaneously.
Our hair shows our state of health and spirits. Everybody loves strong and healthy hair.
When I feel my hair is lifeless I use this homemade mask: I mix a cup of olive oil with a teaspoon of rum and egg yolk. I mix it to a creamy consistency and apply it to the hair root. I cover with a shower cap or I tie it and leave it for 20 min. Then wash well with a mild shampoo and warm water to remove excess oil and finish with cold water. The scalp is hydrated and strong. The hair takes a lot of energy.
Olives are good for the skin. They contain vitamin E and oils when you eat them are better for your skin than putting oil directly on. There is another chemical within the olives that enhances cell skin regeneration potently, “Oleuropein” (Oleuropeína) a phenolic compound in the pulp of the olive that is antimicrobial used against Helicobacter pylori organism responsible for gastric ulcers and stomach cancer.
Accompany the olives with sesame–Sesame has full calcium and so further nourishes the skin and bones.
My favorite recipe: I love the Greek Kalamata olives (free from rancid odor) and I put sesame seeds on top. You can also make a sesame cream with a little olive paste like my friend, the renowned healer Santiago Bonora.
I will continue sharing more secrets with you on my next article: Prayers and meditation and the power of CURCUMA (TUMERIC).
Written by Athina Klioumi Marturet