+ Healthy Food Choices Archives - Well Nourished

Organic Seafood and the Best Choice in Canned Tuna

I was recently introduced to an Australian family owned business called ‘This Fish’ who provide clean, organic environmentally friendly farmed seafood. I wanted to understand more about aquaculture, sustainable and organically farmed seafood, so I recently interviewed Katharina Kons from THIS FISH to find out more…   Q – What is organic fish farming and why is it Read More

The healthiest diet in the world

What is the healthiest diet in the world? It’s a contentious question amongst ‘experts’ who debate this topic with a certain amount of ‘cognitive dissonance,’ generally quoting data that backs up their beliefs or dietary leaning (and if anything goes against their beliefs, they generally diss the study by focussing their attention its flaws). I recently Read More

Food Labelling – does it paint a true picture?

I recently read a great article in the Virgin Magazine (I wish I could credit the author, but I forgot to note it down) which highlighted the irony that a product with the innocent and endearing name “Nan’s” would prompt everyday Australians to stop and think about where there food actually comes from. I know my Read More

Cinnamon – health benefits to spice up your life

As a Naturopath, herbal medicine has always been my preferred therapeutic aid.  I believe herbal medicine is very powerful – nature’s greatest gift for supporting the human body to heal. One of my most favourite medicinal herbs happens to be my most favourite culinary spice – Cinnamon. Not only does cinnamon bring a beautiful depth Read More

Simply Well Nourished – Healthiest Cheese Choice

Cheese…another fairly basic food that the food processing industry has managed to commercialise so that not all cheese is created equal.  This post isn’t about to eat or not to eat cheese, rather if you do eat it, how to choose the real deal. How is ‘real’ cheese made? Very basically a starter culture is Read More

Carbohydrate – those that serve you well!

Recently my son (he’s in grade one) has been learning about healthy eating choices.  He had to fill in a pie chart or a ‘Healthy Eating Plate’ with pictures (or in his case blobs of colour) of the foods he’d eaten that day.  The chart was from the ‘Australian Guide to Healthy Eating’ and two-thirds Read More

Pumpkin Seeds Superfood- (if you have fussy kids, read this)

The humble pumpkin seed also known as the pepita.  Where do I start?  This is one food you want to include in your diet.  If you are pregnant or have fussy kids, this little seed needs to shoot to the top of your shopping list. Why are pumpkin seeds a superfood? Protein, fats, and fibre Read More

Fermenting vegetables – a probiotic powerhouse!

So I’ve discussed the process of lacto-fermentation and the enormous health benefits from consuming these probiotic and nutrient rich foods, beginning with the lacto-fermentation of dairy here.  Now for the equally beneficial, very simple (and cost effective)  process of fermenting vegetables… Sally Fallon from Nourishing Traditions… “The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their Read More

Lacto-fermented foods (starting with dairy and a recipe for labne)

I’d go so far as to say that there isn’t a disease or illness that wouldn’t benefit from improving the health of your digestive system.  If you’d like to catch up on why your digestive system is so important for your health, including simple strategies to improve its functioning, click here.  If you feel anything Read More

Health benefits of coconut water – why it’s great and how to use it

As the weather warms up and the festive season begins, there is one thing that I love nothing more…a tall glass of coconut water on ice…fairly predictable from a naturopath right?  Not to say that the popping of a cork or two won’t be very welcome also, it’s just that coconut water helps me feel Read More

Kind words…

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