Dr Joanna McMillian busts the various myths around olive oil, along with the benefits of incorporating it into your diet, and her guidelines on finding a good quality one and how to store it properly.
With the help of Sarah Gray from the Olive Wellness Institute, we dive deep into the world of the olive plant and unravel the science that makes this plant a champion when it comes to being a 'food-as-medicine'.
Andrew hit the road and chatted with Sally Mathrick from her home-based clinic about her passions in growing or sourcing S.L.O.W foods and detoxification.
The coconut palm tree, fruit and oil (Cocus nucifera) have a long history of use in Malaysia, India, the South Pacific and the Philippines for many religious, dietary and medicinal purposes.[1,2] The multifaceted application of coconut by traditional paradigms has also been observed in recent years with a resurgence in the popularity of coconut oil, particularly for dietary and medicinal purposes.[1,3,4]
Medicinal mushrooms are the latest phenomenon in complementary medicine – a re-emerging therapy that is increasingly being recognised in scientific literature for its potential use in a variety of conditions.
Culinary genomics may be the future of food consumption as science reveals the connections of food-gene relationships, chronic disease and ageing.
While they may only constitute approximately 4% of total body weight, the importance of minerals in maintaining health and wellbeing cannot be underestimated.