• Wanna be in my new cookbook? Alright, put your requests in now! Last week I invited you to suggest your favourite IQS recipes that you wanted to see pimped. Oh, how I love a e-brainstorm! I’m working through all of your suggestions now… Now to Part Two of bringing you along for the ride that is my next cookbook. I’m taking more
  • My latest gut health obsession: gelatin You know how a growing number of modern ills particularly autoimmune diseases are now deemed to stem from the gut? And how more of us are suffering with crook guts that are leaky, nervous and cranky? Yeah? Well, you’d really have to agree that that would make fixing your gut our number one health priority. No? The more
  • Wondering. Could you please help me with my next cookbook? Right now – as in RIGHT NOW – I’m madly recipe developing for my next cookbook. Oh, the adventures and obsessions and kitchen disasters I’m having! Some of you have caught wind and have put in requests for me to jazz up a few of my classic recipes. So I thought, gosh…OKAY… …and got the more
  • Spend five more minutes, go a layer deeper At the I Quit Sugar office at the moment I’ve become a tedious boss. I’ve gotten an idea in my head and I’m banging on about it. Worse, I justify it by thinking to myself, “But I’m right!”. I’ve been picking up on some frantic busy-ness. Too many things. Too many decisions made too quickly more
  • Why folk with autoimmune disease do the 8-Week Program This much I know: I quit sugar because I had a raging autoimmune disease. This much I’ve just learned: Tens of thousands of others with autoimmune disease are now doing the same thing. And getting results. In fact, according to our latest survey of I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program participants… For folk with autoimmune disease, more
  • I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense The below quote did the rounds of the interwebs recently, accelerated somewhat by its erroneous attribution to Meryl Streep. Meryl didn’t come up with the rant (although perhaps she recited it once with an accent); author José Micard Teixeira did. No matter. It was brought to my attention and it fitted. “I no longer have patience for more
  • My favourite trick for having a Small Moment of One’s Own If, like me, you’re over 30 you’d remember the 1986 movie Stand By Me, starring brat-packers River Phoenix and Corey Feldman. If you’re under 30, I advise you get it out on DVD (oops, download it). A coming-of-age film, it captures the Gen Xers and Boomers’ search for A Big Defining Moment, a search that’s more
  • Instead of obtaining a mirror, obtain a person In 1964, Yoko Ono published a collation of art “pieces’ in a book called Grapefruit.  One such moment in artistic whimsy was the Mirror Piece. I took from it this: It’s good to go inwards and to truly look in the mirror and pull yourself apart. To Do The Work. But it’s better if you more
  • Honestly, who wouldn’t want to be a “spinster”? Reading writer Sara Maitland’s How to Be Alone I learned the origins of the word spinster. Get this… “In the Middle Ages the word “spinster” was a compliment. A spinster was someone, usually a woman, who could spin well: a woman who could spin well was financially self-sufficient – it was one of the very more
  • How to look even hotter on a bike Spring has sprung Down Under. Time to really think about taking up bike riding, yeah? Each year I like to agitate you all to get on your wheels. I try all kind of tacks. This time, I’m posting this fetching image (below) and sharing some inspiring cycling Spring outfits. I’m appealing to our collective sense more