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.