If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I recently co-launched a new venture called The Rooted Project with fellow dietitian Rosie Saunt.
Essentially, The Rooted Project is a platform for Rosie and I to bring you fun and engaging nutrition and health events, linking you with leading scientists and qualified health professionals in the field of nutrition.
It’s has been a passion project of mine and Rosies for well over a year and we are SO excited to announce the date of our first event! (YAY!) A link to ticket sales is at the end of this post.
If you’re able to be in London on the evening of Wednesday the 21st of September then we would LOVE to see you there.
We are running a panel type event which will tackle questions like:
Are any foods worth their superfood status?
Is there an unhealthy side to the wellness industry?
So if you find nutrition messages in the media confusing or simply want to join in with your thoughts and opinions please pop along :)
Tickets are £22 and include entry and a goody bag.
Grabs yours HERE before they run out!!
Hope to see you there!
Ahhhh health food elitism. As everyones eating kale and chia now, it’s only natural that the rich, health seeking hobbyists out there need to find another way to make their healthy diet better than yours.
Enter the newest alienating food trend: Astrologically farmed eggs.
As showcased by the latest in “style-over-substance wellness gurus”, the Helmsley sisters, “astrologically farmed eggs” are eggs that have been farmed using the philosophy of biodynamic farming.
This type of farming uses sustainable and organic farming practices to preserve the land and grow great food (so far so good).
However, unlike other farming methods biodynamic farming draws on unconventional (and unproven) ideas about using the lunar calendar (cycles of the moon) to help them to decide when to plant crops, as well as crystals in cow horns buried in the ground to help restore the natural cosmic resonance of the soil.
If you think that it sounds like bulls**t. That’s because it is.
There is currently no evidence that “biodynamic farming” holds any benefit over organic or other integrated sustainable farming methods.
There is also no nutritional benefit of these eggs over other eggs.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to eat them.
I mean, go ahead, eat lovely eggs. Free roaming, cruelty free ones if you can.
But you don’t need to spend extra on feeding your chickens biodynamic food planted 2 days before the full moon, or whatever.
My younger cousin Cathee, who turned 18 last year, sent me this great article she wrote after a month of trekking in India. I thought given it’s diet & health message, I’d share it with you here.
New Year, New You, right? because obviously the old you isn’t good enough. Any decent wellness guru knows, If you truly want to purge yourself of your previous sins, a simple focus on healthy eating, exercising and cutting back on the booze just won’t do it. you need to DETOX, people.
So, here’s the 10 Steps of Detox, to get you started…. Read the rest of this entry »
Forget the ‘new year, new you’ nonsense – you’re already awesome – but if you really want to improve your health in 2016 and beyond try implementing these 10 healthy habits….