EMAIL ME for appointments only

dramarthacastro@yahoo.com                     drmarthacastro@gmail.com

To all my patients around the world, those are my emails available to you for you to contact me to make an appointment (A TODOS mis pacientes alrededor del mundo que quieran ponerse en contacto conmigo para hacer una cita, esos son mis correos electrónicos)

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Beauty In Nature Around The World…and in Your Soul

“You can drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps on coming back” —Horace (65-8BC)
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” —Albert Einstein

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This is Where Diamonds Come From

Since diamonds are made of the hardest material in the world, only a diamond can be used to mechanically cut another diamond. Lasers are another alternative but their uses are largely limited to the cleaving and bruting purposes. Usually, the tools used in the workshop consist of diamond-bladed edges or discs that are lined in diamond dust.

The actual process of how diamonds are cut and polished can be broken down into five steps: planning, cleaving, bruting, polishing and inspecting.

Diamond within a Rock Matrix (in nature)

Cleaving a Diamond

Cutting and Polishing a Diamond

10 Carat Diamond

 

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Beautiful Ranches Around the World

Owning a ranch is a magnificent way for those wishing to relax, have fun enjoying multiple activities and if you desire luxury (I love luxury), a well planned-built ranch will offer a world-class resort for active adventures.

I adore to cast for trout or catfish (depending on location) on sparkling waters, bicycling a hill, hike a canyon to nearby waterfalls, mountain bike the back-country, then luxuriate myself in a tented spa. I love to immersed myself in the wilds, with nature all around.

Luxury camping in a white canvas safari tent is another of my favorite activities to enjoy with my family.

British Columbia Ranch

Dinning Room of the Main House of a Ranch in Belgium

Ranch La Puerta in Tecate Mexico

Ranch’s Bar in Montana

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Most Beautiful Shoes of the Week

Beauty, elegance, fashion that never dies, because true allure…is always present throughout the years.

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This is Where Vanilla Comes From

True vanilla flavor comes from the cured seed pod (bean) of the vanilla orchid. The properly prepared pod contains vanillin and 100s of other flavor compounds. Vanilla orchids are the only orchids that produce an edible seed. The primary producers of vanilla beans are tropical areas:f Mexico, Madagascar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea.

Planifolia vs tahitensis vanilla
There are two distinct types of vanilla orchid:

1. Vanilla Planifolia beans have a strong, familiar vanilla flavor, it is often called ‘Madagascar Bourbon’. Planifolia is the same variety grown in Mexico.

2. Vanilla Tahitensis is a weaker vanilla with ‘fruity, floral, and sweet’ flavors created by the compound heliotropin. Tahitensis is a mutated form of a planifolia orchid from Tahiti, though most tahitensis vanilla is now grown in Papa New Guinea. This vanilla is favored by pastry chefs.

Vanilla Pods in Plant

Drying Vanilla Pods

Liquid Vanilla

Vanilla in Sticks

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Most Beautiful Hotels of the Week

Hotels around the world to enjoy the beauty of nature, surrounding elegance, astonishing architecture, exquisite food served in exotic paradises.

Hotel Villa Honegg in Switzerland

Hotel The Oberoi Udaivilas in India

Hotel Katikies in Santorini

Hotel Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji

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Confessions

…of a pondering mind.

 

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