Is Fasting the new Black?

What does the research say? I listened to an interesting webinar on Mitochondria by Ray Griffiths recently. He speaks about these powerhouses in our cells in great detail and, what was most interesting was that they don’t like calories! To be more specific, people who are overweight (and tend to have inflammation throughout their bodies), […]

5 Tips for Detoxing Safely

Doing a detox sounds very trendy at the moment, but do we really know what it means? Is it just about giving up alcohol and sugar? You may have heard of the Maple sugar detox (sometimes called the Lemon detox), the Foot spa detox, the Detox food patch and more, but are they safe? A […]

Highlights on Horseradish

Horseradish, wasabi, mustard…all of these cause that distinctive sharpness in your nose. There’s a reason that they have a similar reaction and we’re going to give you our horseradish highlights. The long white root we call horseradish, like wasabi, is from the Brassica family of plants (as well as broccoli, cabbage and Brussel sprouts). Mustard […]

Top 5 tips for Balancing Blood Sugar

Feeling fatigued? I was at the opening of a new salad restaurant in Amsterdam called Venkel this past Sunday and had the chance to taste again their delicious Linzenliefde (Lentil Love) salad. What I love about this salad is the beautiful mix of flavours and textures between the lentils, the dates, the goat’s cheese and the crunchy […]

Top 3 ways to reduce pain and inflammation

Did you wake up this morning feeling stiff? Do you have sore muscles? Are you overweight? We all have our moments of excess, whether it’s with alcohol, fried food, coffee or sugar, but these inflammatory foods may be contributing to our weight gain, high blood pressure and stiff joints. There are lots of ways that we […]

The Citrus Paradise

Juicy, tart and tangy, with an underlying sweetness, the grapefruit was named Citrus paradisi in Latin, meaning paradise. First discovered in Barbados, it was a natural cross between the orange and the pomelo. Highlighting the Nutrients Low in calories, grapefruits are a good source of phytochemicals, including flavonoids, lycopene, limonenes and glucarates. Grapefruit pectin has […]

No eggs-cuses!

Don’t eat too many eggs or your cholesterol will go up! Have you heard this before? What else do you know about eggs? Inside this beautifully engineered oval shape, in the white and the yellow yolk, are nutrients such as various fats, some vitamins and minerals and lecithin in addition to the cholesterol that you […]

Buying organically

Every Saturday I make my way to my local organic market in the heart of the Jordaan in Amsterdam. My favourite stall at the Noordemarkt, as it’s called, is the Ysselstein stall with organic grains displayed in sacks, dried fruit and nuts, fresh olives and different types of pasta. The reason I buy my grains […]

Food for less

Recently, I was introduced by an ex-colleague to a food blog in the UK. This isn’t just any food blog. It wasn’t written by someone who’s love of food prompted them to see if they could ‘make a bit of money’ or ‘get a following of fellow foodies’, but rather a blog about survival. About […]