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Studying to become a Natural Foods Chef in New York City

Newly trained Natural Foods Chef Danielle Shine shares what it is like for an Aussie girl living in London to study in New York City… “I’m moving to New York to become a Natural Foods Chef at the Natural Gourmet Institute” Saying those words out loud for the very first time felt so good, but at the time I had no idea just how much it work it would take to make it all happen. Looking back on it now, I [...]

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How to stay healthy over Christmas

How to stay healthy over Christmas By Kerry Torrens – Nutritional therapist Wondering how you’re going to survive the holiday party season? Good Food nutritionist, Kerry Torrens shares her secrets for staying healthy over Christmas, avoiding overindulgence and beating the morning-after blues. “My diet is pretty good most of the time, as you’d expect” says Kerry, “but the party season is tricky. Here are my strategies for coping with the overindulgence and late nights that are an inevitable but enjoyable part of the [...]

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Lack of sleep linked to junk food cravings: 5 tips to help

It seems that not getting enough sleep doesn’t just play havoc with your energy levels and cause crankiness through fatigue, but it can affect your health through poor food choices as well. Previous research has shown that healthy individuals tend to eat more when they’re tired and their desire for sugary or salty food also increases. Researchers at UC Berkeley have shown why that is by looking at regions of the brain that control food choices. Apparently a lack of sleep can lead [...]


Food Full of Yummiest and Colour

Charlotte Palmer of foodspecialist.co.uk shares her colourful culinary delights This stir-fry is a colourful and nutritious selection of greens, red chili, zinc-rich ginger, and refreshing limejuice. For the veggies among us, cashew nuts make a great protein substitute, along with Vitamin C rich plantain. Cooking with a medium chain fat coconut oil is a safer way to fry, and it also aides weight loss and promotes good gut health. Prawns and chicken also work really well in this dish depending [...]


Vitamin E and other antioxidants linked to lung cancer

Vitamin E and other antioxidants linked to lung cancer | Study finds why some supplements might be risky… I often get asked by my patients what supplements or vitamins they should be taking. I am of the opinion that the best way to get vitamins and nutrients is through your diet, through the food that you cook into a delicious meal. Now research has shown that gulping down vitamin E supplements may not be such a good idea. New preliminary research in [...]

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The Pure Package

Mother of two, Oreke shares how the Pure Package helped her to eat sensibly after her second son was born. I have spent much of the last two years pregnant! Most mothers will confirm that their bodies get tested more than any other time in their life, during pregnancy. It is also common for many new mothers to feel that the fight to get the post-baby body back to what it was previous to pregnancy is just one of [...]