'First hand experience is greater than third hand knowledge'.
Physical vs. Chemical Suncreens
Chemical sunscreens provide UV protection by absorbing into your skin & then transforming UV rays into infrared rays (heat). Yet they can disrupt hormones, increase the likelihood of skin irritation & are systemically absorbed after a single use. Physical suncreens reflect & deflect rays instead.
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a ranking list of the “best and worst” fruits and vegetables by pesticide exposure. The 2023 guide includes data from 46,569 samples of 46 fruits and vegetables. Read about the cleanest & dirtiest produce & how to clean them.
How food affects society, consciousness & our spirit.
We need to view food in a different way philosophically. Most think about food simply as fuel or a source of comfort. Yet it's much more & our disconnection with the production, preparation & process of food growing, sewing & harvesting has disconnected us from our food.
A letter to myself that I wrote after a concert dedicated to the universe. It was such a cosmic, divine, aetherial concert & I was in awe of life. While waiting for the bus, this came through me so I quickly wrote it down. It has the energy of gratitude, awe, wonder & beauty for life.
Inside London’s secretive underground mystical scene
A look inside the alternative spiritual scene in London including shamanic ceremonies, psychedelic parties, sound immersions, sweat baths & chanting circles by National Geographic. How do you foster community & connection in a city? Featuring Kevan Kwok & his communal event 'Ecstatic Playground'.
For 15 yrs I was prescribed topical steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics & petrochemical products for eczema. I was repeatedly told that steroids are safe & effective. When I suggested my skin might be becoming tolerant I was dismissed: 'so long as you use them sparingly you can not become addicted'.
Why do certain fabrics irritate your skin & make you itchy?
Fabrics such as wool, man-made fabrics like acrylic, polyester, rayon, acetate, nylon and wrinkle resistant fabrics tend to cause more skin irritation due to the chemicals that are used to create them. Fabrics on clothing and furniture can also collect dust and irritants so make sure to wash them regularly.
Count the ingredients! A friend of mine recently shared his morning routine with me to get my opinion. He was shocked to see the sheer number of ingredients in his high end cosmeceutical skincare & the number of petrochemical, silicone, filler, ethoxylated & non physiological ingredients in them.
It's 'safe & effective' they said. Topical steroids & the traditional western medical system almost ruined my life as I entrusted them with eczema.I saw the top doctors & dermatologists in Australia. Topical steroids were 'safe & effective' they said, with 'no side effects' so long as they were 'used sparingly'.
Who are you? Your most important philosophical question.
Most people would answer that with a combination of external, material labels. Yet you are more than your skin, religion, looks, clothes, political beliefs, labels, job, education, nationality, opinions or status...
I noticed that each time after my weekly ramen, I would feel mentally a bit down for a few days. Could I be absorbing the stress hormones of the pigs? Knowing that everything is made of energy, I started to think about food as energy.
Earthing or grounding refers to the discovery of benefits from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth's electrons from the ground into the body.
Sleep is critical for health, well being and performance. Poor sleep disrupts mood, attention and thinking. Insufficient sleep can even affect the microbiota in your gut. Learn how to optimise your sleep according to the latest science.
Cymatics is the study of visible sound vibration & shows the transformational nature of sound on matter. The vibrational frequencies form mesmerising geometric shapes, each with a different pattern like snowflakes.
See the 116 images that NASA chose to represent humanity on The Golden Record. This record may be all that is left of humanity one day. What does it say about humanity? What would you want our legacy to be?
The first staged elimination diet for problem skin, autoimmune issues & optimal holistic health. Target the root cause of your problems & balance your immune system naturally from the inside & outside. Designed by Kevan Kwok for Aether Health.
Can conscious experience ever be objective? Why no one can truly know you.
Many of the problems in society stem from a lack of empathy, a lack of being able to see things from another's perspective & from attaching our identity to a belief or ideology. People are often quick to judge one another. Why is that?
IQ is dropping. Do we need a more intelligent society?
For decades, people were getting smarter, as measured by IQ. Flynn discovered that average IQ scores had been rising about three points per decade since World War II. That all changed with people now in their 40s.
Our founder Kevan Kwok chats with Raj & Rokas from the Man in the Making Podcast in a philosophical chat about forming world views, spirituality, free-will, karma, pain, mental health and skin problems.
How music can change the world of education with Alex Akal
Alex has pioneered a new interactive method of teaching using music classes to connect children to other cultures by experiencing the instruments and music styles played by different tribes, countries and ethnicities around the world.
Bach’s Chaconne: One of the greatest achievements of mankind
Bach’s Chaconne is one of the greatest achievements of mankind. It’s not just music it’s poetry, energy & a metaphor for life. It helps me appreciate the ability to hear, to feel, to be able to convert sound frequencies into emotion.
10 powerful quotes to inspire your meditation practice
What is meditation, what are the benefits & how might it help you? 'Meditation is about embracing what is happening to this organism as it touches its environment in this moment. I do not reject the experience of the mystical'.
Are your clothes, bedding & towels helping or hurting you?
Common toxic chemicals used in the production of materials include lead (for dying fabrics), phthalates (used to make plastics more flexible), PFC's (used to create water repellent clothing) & formaldehyde (toughening & antibacterial). Choose natural fibres.