Byron Body & Soul long May 15

Alcohol makes your brain sharper

In good news for those who like a couple glasses of wine or three beers each day, alcohol makes your brain sharper. Researchers at the University College of London have found that...

Are Indonesian doctors the worst?

Are Indonesian doctors the worst in the world? Over the past three years I have had enough experience of Indonesian doctors to make me realise I never ever want to be in their...

Are our memories of trauma actually ours?

Ever wondered why your response to something that happens seems way out of proportion to the actual event? Are our memories of trauma actually ours? In the journey of growing...

Be wary of cheap Bali alcohol

Bali is a great place to party and to drink into the early hours of the morning, but everyone needs to know the dangers and be wary of cheap Bali alcohol. It can kill you, or...

Coca-Cola vs Water

When you consider the health benefits of Coca-Cola vs Water, it becomes really apparent that fizzy drinks and Coca Cola in particular are not good for...

Dangerous food additives to be careful with

One of the hazards of living in this time of industrial food production is there are a lot of dangerous food additives to be careful with, not only...

Drink spiking in Bali

Most Westerners who have lived in Bali for any length of time would have heard about drink spiking in Bali. I was speaking with someone who told me her...

Drying out from booze in Bali

Drying out from booze in Bali is a challenge I have set for myself over however long it takes to break the habit. I'm on my 7th dry day. So far so...

Eye infections in Bali

Eye infections in Bali can be quite common and can be a result of riding motorbikes without protective glasses. Painful, worrying and debilitating, don't mess around with...

Foods that harm intelligence

Diet has only recently been included in discussions of health, physical, emotional, spiritual and mental and there are also foods that harm...