Category Archives: nutrition

What on earth is nutritional yeast and what do I do with it?

What is nutritional yeast? Nutritional yeast comes from the fungi kingdom, it’s grown on a food source, typically molassas, sometimes whey. Once harvested, it’s heated, dried and crumbled into yellow flakes. It differs from bakers yeast in that it isn’t … Continue reading

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Turning chia seeds into chia gel

I used to sprinkle chia seeds on my salads and put them in my homemade raw museli.  The little black and white seeds don’t taste like much, but they do add a bit of crunch, fiber, omega 3 , protein, … Continue reading

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6 different points of view on the “healthiest diet”

‘Group think’ is a phenomenon where a group of people resist and ignore external knowledge and views whilst reinforcing their own way of thinking.  This leads to ‘in-thinking’ where basically, we stop challenging others in the same group and ourselves. … Continue reading

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The will power myth

“I just have no will power” one Mom told me, complaining that her latest diet wasn’t working, “I bake a batch of biscuits for the kids to have when they get home from school.  The aroma of hot cookies fills … Continue reading

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Faux health foods

“Health” is hot right now.  Organic produce sales are growing at a faster rate than their conventionally grown counterparts.  The growth in the gluten-free market has been insane.  There’s a trend for big food manufacturers to buy smaller health focussed … Continue reading

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Why did I eat that?!?

What we eat isn’t just about hunger or our taste buds.  There are hundreds of environmental cues that influence what and how we eat.  Brian Wansink is a Professor at Cornell University who comes up with super interesting experiments to … Continue reading

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The liver experimentation

Something I notice that happens a lot when people are trying to eat a healthier diet is they often get very narrow about what they eat.  There’s often a short list (real or in their head) of “approved” food and … Continue reading

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