Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Category Archives of : Digestion

09Jan
2014
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U.S. News Ranks Best And Worst Diets Of 2014

The U.S. News recently evaluated and ranked the 32 diets below with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease. Source: Huffington Post Posted: 01/07/2014 8:41 am EST  |  Updated: 01/08/2014 9:15 am EST The government-endorsed Dietary Approaches […]

24Nov
2013
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Byron Bay gets The Healing Feeling

After a whirlwind book tour that took us to Bali, Melbourne (twice!) onto Sydney and home to Byron, “The little red book that could” has been well received across land and sea. Here’s a few snaps and snippets of media, radio and the Byron Bay book launch at St. Elmo last week. Tune into Melbourne […]

24Sep
2013
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The sceptic’s guide to healthy eating

Can healthy food be fun? Great to chat with Dani Valent who rounded up fellow food-lovers to find the fun side of eating well for The Age, Epicure 24/9/13. Original article here. Top photo: Steven Stewart. Obviously, I want to be healthy. If I’m sick, how am I going to get to restaurants, sit up straight […]

19Sep
2013
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The 80/20 Rule and other break throughs to Whole Happiness™

SWB 2013 SPEAKERS’ PODCAST SERIES SWB 2013 CONFERENCE 30-31 October, Sydney. Known as the Dr Seuss of Health and Nutrition Sam Gowing is an award winning Chef and passionate socialpreneur, with a journey that’s taken her from a Front Bar on the gritty streets of Collingwood to the Sand and Surf of Byron Bay. Like […]

16May
2013
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WH’s 101 Best Nutrition Tips – Expert Panel

WH’s 101 Best Nutrition Tips – Expert Panel Recently Women’s Health magazine asked me for my best nutrition tips. Here’s my absolute go to guide. Energy Alkalise, Alkalise, Alkalise, Alkalise! Sea vegetables have been used as food and medicine for thousands of years for their therapeutic qualities and rich mineral source.  Some are salty, mild, […]

16Apr
2013
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Don’t Panic, I’m still Organic….

I’ve been running my global organic cooking school for over thirteen years and have witnessed the rise of organics and also the trends that follow. I’ve been eating organic food since the mid nineties and would average around 75% of my dietary intake being made up of organic produce. I’m not orthoplexic about it though, […]

02Apr
2013
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Quinoa – The Queen of Seeds

I was first introduced to quinoa when I commenced my nutritional studies at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College) in 1999. It was terribly hard to source then and even harder to pronounce! I was fascinated by its health claims and spent many a month experimenting with it. Much to my delight […]

03Mar
2013
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To Dot the Heart: The importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum

A look at the cultural and historical importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum. Submitted as an essay for Principles of Gastronomy, Master of Gastronomic Tourism degree, Le Cordon Bleu March 1st 2013. “The stuffed dumpling, humble as it may seem, is a dish with a fascinating history going back many centuries and interwoven […]

28Feb
2013
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From Wagon to Flagon – Farewell Febfast

Whether you’re counting down to Friday March 1st or febfasting until the early Easter break, you’re going to need a little hand holding and some gentle reminders about the power of the potent stuff. Here’s my Top 10 remedies and restorations 1. Beet top, lemon and ginger tea – to cleanse blood and liver, soothe […]

26Feb
2013
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The Brush Off

From your feet to heart Mel and Jess will show you just where to start when it comes to body brushing. Imagine how good you’re gonna feel with a little bit of self love and a whole lotta massage to minimise cellulite, promote circulation and stimulate the lymph nodes to clear and eliminate debris. The […]

01Feb
2013
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Why I am a Wellness Warrior?

So my great mate Jess aka The Wellness Warrior and co-host at Healthtalks TV asked me, well a few poignant and heavy questions the other day. One is so hardcore I had to share it with you and I’m sure she won’t mind me re-posting them. You can read more of the “WHY” as I just […]

29Jan
2013
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Coming Up Trupps

A few weeks ago we aired the first probiotic segment Love Your Guts which catapulted up the YouTube charts faster than you can acidophilus. Well this week we bring you more gore from the Trupp Cooking School – and a little bit of Walter Wizardry too – check him out below conjuring up the magic! Now Walter […]

22Jan
2013
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Smooth Operator

It’s been said that we’re a bunch of clowns at HealthTALKS TV, so here’s our first cartoon strip! Today’s post will focus on Morning Routines. Apart from all our tips, Mel was eager to show us how to make a Green Smoothie, a part of her routine – and wow was it good? So good, she surprised […]

15Jan
2013
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Probiotics – Love Your Guts

In today’s episode of Healthtalks we become digestive detectives and talk all things tummy with our friends from the Trupp Cooking School in Prahran, Melbourne, just behind the market – my old backyard! Ever thought twice about crossing the street or trusting a new neighbour or colleague? Maybe you had the sense that something unusual […]

08Jan
2013
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Bringing healthtalks Back!

Stoked to be back on air with the new series of Healthtalks for 2013. You’re going to love what we have in store for you! So here’s the first clip and you can click here for the recipe It’s been nearly five months since we first launched this healthtalks Facebook Page and starting as we […]

30Oct
2012
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Healthtalks TV Episode 4

In this week’s episode of Healthtalks TV Nat serves up the sunny side of fertility. Fertility certainly isn’t just about the babies.  Fertility is the ability to conceive.  I like you to think of it as an extension of your health.  It sums up overall wellness, because if you are fertile, you can be your […]

01Oct
2012
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healthtalks TV

The wait is over,  here’s the healthiest thing you’ll see all day! Welcome to healthtalks TV Since we first mentioned our plans a few weeks back, on all of our blogs and on the Face Book page, there’s been a lot of speculation and comment from many of you about where we might be seen, […]

20Sep
2011
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Palm Oil labelling Bill snubbed by politicians

AFN  September 20, 2011 Matt Paish The Australian House of Representatives’ Economics Committee has made a recommendation that a proposed Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Palm Oil) Bill 2011 should not proceed. The Private Member’s Bill was rejected by the Economics Committee on the basis that the legislation would require the active sponsorship and facilitation […]

04Nov
2008
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Are Organics the New Prada?

This article was first published in the Byron Bay Echo, November 2008 ©2012SamanthaGowing The natural procession of organic foods swelling our national shelves has given rise to a new breed of health-hungry consumers. Gone are the peace-loving hippy associations once hyper linked with healthy food. This neutralised carbon copy offsets the once guilt-racked minds of […]

13Apr
2003
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Lillies & Chillies

“If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily” Chinese Proverb Throughout history, both the East and the West have embraced the healing properties of the Allilium species. Garlic and onions have long been associated with the common cold as a natural antibiotic.  Combining garlic with the dried pepper from the cayenne […]

15Feb
2002
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Mare’s eat oats, doe’s eat oats,

“Mare’s eat oats, doe’s eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy.”   Milton Drake, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston  The renowned British cook, Mrs. Beeton, who was the authority on good housekeeping, circa.1900, described oatmeal as being “…one of our most valuable meals, this is rich in flesh forming quality, heat givers and nourishing properties, yet […]