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Who are these mischievous prankers? They are 13 brothers who come to town every night for the last thirteen nights before Yule. Not regular parents Their mum is Grýla, a giantess with an appetite for the flesh of mischievous children, whom she cooks in a large pot. She has the ability to know when the children are not behaving in a proper manner, scary! But it's at Christmas when she leaves her cave to hunt for children to prepare her meals. We know, this doesn't sound very festive. IIlustration by Brian Pilkington©   Her husband Leppalúði is lazy and mostly stays at home in...

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The winning health recipe We all have heard about all different types of tips to be healthier, to take care of your body, or to build up a strong immune system, but there are so many sources out there that it has become way too complicated. Eat that, don't eat that, we don't know what is good anymore, there is too much information everywhere.  Well, we are going to keep it simple, one Cod Liver Oil tablet or spoon per day, and within two weeks you will start feeling better. We are not exaggerating its benefits, it has been proven...

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What is an enzyme? An enzyme is a type of protein that acts as a catalyst in biological reactions. Enzymes are essential for many chemical reactions that take place in the body, and they help to regulate and speed up these reactions without being used up in the process. The use of proteolytic enzymes for medicine has a history going back thousands of years, and various such biocatalysts have been used for various ailments in recent decades.  Digestive enzymes are enzymes that break down food molecules into smaller molecules that can be absorbed by the body.  How do they help my...

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A great source of electrolytes We all have heard about Himalayan salt and all of its benefits. Well, here we are going to talk about North Icelandic salt, specially Saltverk, a brand that makes artisan flake sea salt, and that we are proud to share with you all. How is Saltverk mineral-rich salt made? Flake sea salt is made using a two centuries old method, in the Westfjords of Iceland. The Westfjords are located on a small peninsula called Reykjanes, surrounded by high mountains. But here is where it gets interesting, Reykjanes has some of the cleanest seawater that you can imagine, and...

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