RAW FOOD: Is it an emerging cuisine, or should it be seen as another diet fad? Here's a snippet of the paper delivered about Raw Food as a trend. The paper was placed amongst the session entitled "Food Fads". It drew great interest from the discerning esteemed academia panel. Take a look at POPCAANZ 2013 for yourself The Naked Truth about Raw Food - Samantha Gowing Dip. Hlth. Sci. - Nut; ATMS; MGT The Raw Food diet maybe more than a trend but is it good for everyone? Food fads come and go … [Read more...] about The Naked Truth About Raw Food
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, or sweet, some have strong sea flavour. Overall they have some of the richest alkalising properties on the planet. In addition, a healthy … [Read more...] about WH’s 101 Best Nutrition Tips – Expert Panel
Unlocking your Miracle Magnet. This week on healthtalks Mel sits down with Nat to talk about how to become a Miracle Magnet! The girls demonstrate just how much your mindset and attitude create reality in our lives and how simple changes can start to make dramatic change in your life. Because really, who doesn't want a bit of that?! Be sure to share the love around and send this to others that may benefit. We can all help to make each others lives bigger and … [Read more...] about It’s a Miracle!
The Drink of the Gods The mere mention of the word sake is sure to bring a shudder; a sigh and a desperate look of ‘never again’ to many foreign faces. However to the Japanese, the tradition of fermenting rice into wine dates back to c. AD 300 and has evolved into a key component of Japanese culture and cuisine. The popularity of Japanese culture is highlighted in the James bond film, You Only Live Twice, made in 1967 at a time when breweries had to fortify their sake with distilled alcohol … [Read more...] about The Drink of the Gods
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 into the cuisines of a number of countries.”[i] Origins The art of stuffed noodles dates back to the days of Marco Polo and his family, who were Venetian … [Read more...] about To Dot the Heart: The importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum
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 nausea Recipe 2. Lick an Umeboshi plum - to balance "out there" feelings from toxins. A Macrobiotic remedy that suggests having salty or contractive taste to balance the sugar from … [Read more...] about From Wagon to Flagon – Farewell Febfast
A few days ago the dentist and I went jaw to jaw about my toothache. The good news? There isn't any. The bad news? My tooth had died. Two words hung over the basin as I swished that coloured (eek) stuff they give you - Root Canal. Now, I was at the holistic dentist near Byron Bay and felt I was in very good hands yet the two options of a) yank the old molar out ('cos that'll look mighty flash won't it?!) or b) root canal did not sit well. Now Paul Pitchford - my man on the ground when it … [Read more...] about Pull the Other One
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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 published my first book which you can buy here. Foodie Friday: Samantha Gowing by The Wellness Warrior Today’s Foodie Friday is someone I love, admire and have so much respect for. Sam Gowing is a therapeutic chef, an … [Read more...] about Why I am a Wellness Warrior?
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBOz9nvsL8E It's been nearly five months since we first launched this healthtalks Facebook Page and starting as we did, its been a fabulous way to introduce our ideas and pilot segments, as well as gather together an ever growing group of health and wellness … [Read more...] about Bringing healthtalks Back!
In this week's episode of Healthtalks TV Nat serves up the sunny side of fertility. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02RR4bsTJqY 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 bottom dollar your body systems are doing an ok job of things. So before you back up the buggy, you might want to take a look see as to how you … [Read more...] about Healthtalks TV Episode 4
The wait is over, here's the healthiest thing you'll see all day! Welcome to healthtalks TV http://youtu.be/j-mLLv1AyU0 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, which Channel we might be on and at what time? [tentblogger-youtube M9CqTElKEfY&w=560&h=315] Well, the fact is that we’re not launching on TV - although who knows, … [Read more...] about healthtalks TV
Keep OM Truckin' 1. The GlitteRAWti Love that, just made it up! Watch it get used in the press...! The Raw Food Movement continues to gain popularity with raw food bars popping up all over the place. Latest one is in Byron Bay by Raw Food company Naked Treaties. However, there seems to be a lot of imported super foods on these menus, so our tip is to go for organic and locally grown like Gubinge - see below - or find yourself a great Raw Food chef or a passionate expert in the world of … [Read more...] about Wellness Trends 2012