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FOOD, NUTRITION 22nd March 2017

Palm Oil and the reason your healthy products may be deadly

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Last year, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that palm oil, the most utilized vegetable oil in the world, is potentially carcinogenic; meaning, it can cause cancer.

But avoiding it poses an incredible challenge. It’s found in roughly 50% of the packaged foods, personal care and cleaning products we use, due to its cheap production costs relative to other vegetable oils. Everything from Nutella, to laundry detergent, contains palm oil.

Surely, if we eat clean and buy green, we’re safe, right?  Not quite.

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FOOD 15th March 2017

Diet Ethics: In the quest to save planet earth, should you eat meat or plants?

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Did you know your food choices carry a carbon footprint? It’s not as obvious as the car you may drive or the dish soap you use, but food production is one of the biggest contributors to global warming.

The paleo and vegan movements have come into prominence over the past decade, to address, not only our nutritional needs, but provide sustainable ways to coexist with nature. Except, that’s where their similarities end.

Vegans believe meat consumption is destroying the planet, whilst proponents of paleo eschew the very thought of a meatless world and consider animal farming vital to the state of the planet. 

So who’s right? Let’s consider some facts.READ MORE


FOOD 8th March 2017

Why I quit Whole Foods

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Last week I decided to quit Whole Foods as a regular.  I was once a loyalist, defending them against the ‘Whole Foods Whole Paycheck’ naysayers. My weekly shop at the Union Square location was routine, and I confess to knowing the layout probably better than some of the staff. But lately, the haute grocery chain, known to be synonymous with the organic movement, has me rattled. And I don’t seem to be alone. Last month, Whole Foods reported a drop in sales, marking a 6th consecutive quarter of decline.

So what gives? How has the store that put kale on the map and encouraged us to rethink our food supply, found itself in this precarious position? Why are shoppers turning their backs?

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FOOD 15th February 2017

CINNAMON ROLL MUFFINS

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Hot off a personal record in the gym last night (a 195lb squat for 3 reps), I decided to reward myself by baking ! As a lover of all things cinnamon and muffins, combining them was an obvious choice!  READ MORE


FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION, WORKOUT 28th December 2016

These three things must change if we are to reclaim our health

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If you are one of the millions, planning out your new year’s resolutions, or what I prefer to call ‘the first week of Jan to-do list’, please read this first.

If we are to reclaim our health and minimize our risk of illness, we need:

  • A reformed understanding of nutrition: the role it plays in our health, and an overhaul of dietary guidelines.
  • The need for individualized medicine and a move away from the one-size-fits-all approach.
  • An informed public: questioning the status quo and making educated lifestyle choices to become better advocates for our health.

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FOOD, NUTRITION 21st December 2016

The cardinal sin of eating

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See the photo above? Much to my friend’s surprise, this was not a stock photo from the internet which I had sent her; it was my home made breakfast on Monday. Looks pretty good, right? But looks can be deceiving, for I have committed a food crime: combining proteins with carbs. Ooops.

Turns out, the combination of foods you eat, and the order you eat them in, plays a key role in your health.READ MORE