What actually is food?

Last night I expanded on chapter 7 (Soil to Plate) from our book Wholesome Nutrition. I delved into what real food actually is. Myself and the audience were horrified by how we have been manipulated with trickery by both the food manufacturers and the marketers of ‘food’ products.

Rachel Jesson
Read more
Food sensitivities

With regards to foods that could potentially be detrimental to your health, there are various terms floating around that need to be explained. Food allergy is actually a pretty immediate response to a food, which can in some cases even be life threatening. The best example would be a peanut allergy, which has reached very high levels of incidence in the UK - every school teacher now has to have an epipen in their classroom in case of an anaphylactic reaction.

Ian Craig
Read more
Mindful eating

“I believe that if we really and truly listened to our bodies, we would intuitively know what to eat and there would be no need for practitioners like myself, there would be no obesity or ill health due to poor food choices, and that producers of inferior quality food would go out of business.” These were more or less the opening words of my presentation on mindful eating for Step 4 of the 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition course.

Ian Craig
Read more
Active imagination - by Tom Sheehy, Natural Health 21.com

As both a parent and a natural health practitioner, Natural Health 21 is particularly interested in childhood nutrition and the therapeutic principle of ‘prevention’ being better than ‘cure’. Hence, this week’s review of global health news settles nicely upon an article by dietician Emer Delany, that looks into the causes and treatments of Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD), which is; “a condition with a persistent pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity in which children find it very difficult to focus their attention or control their behaviour.” (1)

Ian Craig
Read more