She may be pretty

But she’s also obviously barking:

In most households, salt is a food seasoning. In Sadie Frost’s new lifestyle manual, it is a stepping stone to spiritual nirvana.

The actress, designer and ex-wife of Jude Law advocates sprinkling a line of salt across a doorway. “Leave for 24 hours,” she recommends, “by which time it should have absorbed all the negativity.”

Coconut oil should be swilled around the mouth for 20 minutes – while kneeling with one’s forehead on the floor – as this “attracts and removes bacteria, toxins and parasites that live in your mouth and lymph system”.

Banging a gong while walking around the house will help to break up stagnant energy.

The yogic practice of breathing through alternate nostrils is also recommended because it “allows both sides of the brain to function optimally” as “your nose is directly linked to your brain”.

34 thoughts on “She may be pretty”

  1. The actress, designer and ex-wife of Jude Law advocates sprinkling a line of salt across a doorway.

    I did that once to stop slugs from crawling into the house. Rusted the shit out of the doorframe. Won’t make that mistake again.

  2. @Matthew L

    I did that too, had Sadie Frosts bloody friends trying to sniff it up through, no doubt, alternate nostrils. Bloody hippies.

  3. She was fit though when she was younger. I met her at a party once, had no idea she was famous. She was sane then, too. A very nice girl indeed, all round.

  4. Anyone who uses the words “toxin” or “detox”, which are completely undefinable terms, is talking utter bollocks.

    To also say that the billions of bacteria on and in our bodies, which we need, can and should be eradicated by a bit of mouthwashing with coconut oil makes me think this is a joke.

  5. “Toxins” is one of those wonderful woo words that seem to have crossed over from the mega-hippies to the populace at large.

    I’ve still yet to hear what exactly a toxin is. As far as I can tell it’s something vaguely bad that can be purged through yoga and organic mung beans.

  6. Oil pulling can help save infected teeth–eg where a filing comes out and the inside of the tooth is exposed to infection. I had such a tooth that was aching after being refilled. The dentist said there was no chance of saving it–but two weeks of daily oil pulling did it. The stuff about the forehead on the ground is just crazy bollocks tho’. You can see why Jude Law got rid of her.She seems to be a superficial female flake type
    Also the alternate nostril breathing has some validity –see “The Psycho-biology of Mind/Body Healing” by Dr Ernest Rossi.

  7. Knowing nothing of the lady in question I turned to Google. My guess is if you have a sister called Sunshine Purple Tara Velvet you are going to have certain predispositions.

  8. Banging a gong while walking around the house will help to break up stagnant energy.

    If I did this, the “stagnant energy” which is my sleeping wife would whack me with the gong-basher in such a manner that I’d only do this once.

  9. Just Googled her, she has a forearm tattoo. So classless as well as barking. Say what you like about the morals and opinions of the good looking French chicks, but they don’t go about with forearm tattoos.

  10. Tim Newman – “Say what you like about the morals and opinions of the good looking French chicks, but they don’t go about with forearm tattoos.”

    Yet. France produces its share of completely barking good looking chicks.

    This one is just proof of Chesterton’s claim that when people believe in nothing, they believe in anything.

  11. Tim Newman – “It does, in spades. In fact, they’re all barking. But they don’t have tattoos.”

    As I said, yet. Britain used to have barking chicks without forearm tattoos. Now it does. Fashion, you know.

    France will catch up. It has the pre-condition – barking chicks.

  12. Never met her, but she’s probably one of the 25% of Europeans with the enhanced placebo response mutation (rs4680(A;A) if you’re interested).
    And, were I her bloke, I might be pleased to find her in the position she describes.

  13. Mr Ecks, I think Rossi might have been using his nostrils for sniffing something. He says this about the spleen – “Since the spleen is charged with both logical thinking and intuitive thinking (through the nose), this pathway is also useful in treating patients with confusion and memory dysfunction, and those who have suppressed their intuition, who live “all in their heads” and are excessively logical.”

    The spleen is not in the brain and has nothing to do with it and is no where near it.

    The brain IS connected to the nose very directly because of the olfactory nerves. That’s why when you smell something from your past its very emotive. For instance, I smell coal smoke and immediately think of my childhood.

    But that direct connection doesn’t mean that breathing through alternate nostrils does you good or mean anything. Its based on a little bit of science and then abusing it to fool gullible people. Looking at the brain in an MRI and noticing that one side of the brain is more active when breathing through one nostril doesn’t mean that if you breathed through both it would do you brain any good. All it means is that that side of the brain is active because its processing the chemicals as smell – nothing more.

  14. Sadbutmadlad: What’s the page for the Rossi quote–I don’t remember anything about the spleen in his book–although I have the older edition. Also it doesn’t sound like Rossi to my ears.
    Also numerous practitioners of Yoga have practiced alternate nostril breathing for thousands of years and found it beneficial. MRI tells you nothing about the persons subjective experience.

  15. Barking chicks. Sounds like some kind of Frankenfowl. I’m trying to square the mental image with that of Béatrice Dalle, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard etc, and failing…

  16. I have a wife & daughter who both talk all the time, sometimes quarreling about interrupting one another. I’m a mathematician and it all sounds like background noise and I hear little of it. If it a fem trait to spew forth so very many words to fill the void of lovely silence, how can all utterances be reasonable? Maybe my own do this? I don’t want to think that & I cannot listen more intently (for which I am scolded), so I’ll happily believe mine are not insane.

  17. Tim N
    Have you been to a French swimming pool lately?
    More than half the women have tattoos, only slightly less than half the men.
    Maybe I’m living in a quartier dévaforissé but you must be living in la-la.

  18. Ecks, my mistake it wasn’t Rossi but an article which mentioned the nose but in terms of acupuncture. Got a bit ahead of myself there. I’ll withdraw that bit about the nose and spleen as not being from Rossi (still bonkers though).

    I stand by my other part about the alternate nostril use and how it affects the brain. The brain responds to which nostril is being used but switching nostrils or using both doesn’t make the brain better.

    Yoga practitioners might practise alternate nostril breathing and say it’s beneficial, but they also do many other things as part of their meditation techniques. Has anyone scientifically studied to say nostril breathing in isolation is beneficial and subjective feelings don’t really count.

    Smoking weed can have subjective beneficial effects too.

    Saying alternate nostril breathing is beneficial is like looking at vegans and saying they are healthier than the general population because they only eat veg – when in fact vegans are healthier because they care for themselves in many ways (not just diet) than the general population.

  19. BiF,

    Yes, French women have tattoos. But the ones that are put on the front of Paris Match and held up as the top-notch chicks that film stars and (snigger) presidents shag/date/marry do not.

  20. Precisely when were normal swimming trunks redefined as “gay”, and trying to swim in long trousers “straight”, exactly?

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