• My 7 favourite ways to use turmeric Look, I’m aware turmeric is fast becoming the new kale, that is, an over-hyped “superfood”. I guess, though, unlike kale, turmeric has some unique health properties grounded in a long history of healing cooking (nothing against kale, but it doesn’t really stand apart substantially on any front from good old silverbeet). I use a fair more
  • My Simplicious Kitcheri Recipe Yesterday I shared the gist of what kitcheri is all about. Now, here’s the recipe I work to, which keeps it as simple as possible. I also have a Nourishing Kitcheri recipe in I Quit Sugar For Life and an Inside-Out Sprouted Kitcheri Loaf inSimplicious. I’ve also shared the whole deal with Ayurveda healing. And written more
  • How to make Ayurvedic kitcheri…for beginners First, what is this kitcheri (pronounced kich-ah-ree) stuff I speak of rather often. (I have a recipe for Nourishing Kitcheri in I Quit Sugar For Life and an Inside-Out Sprouted Kitcheri Loaf in Simplicious; I also shared how I ate it at the Indian retreat I did some time back.) In Ayurveda this mung and rice curried bowl more
  • 10 things to do to heal your gut I’m gut-health obsessed. I talk about gut health a lot, here and elsewhere. I believe most contemporary ills stem from gut issues and I’ve got my fair share of personal experience. Today, I’m sharing some of the tips and tricks I’ve accumulated in my years of research on the topic. 1. Don’t worry about dirt on veggies. more
  • My Indian Kimchi recipe: The best probiotic food Kimchi is hands down THE best probiotic food out there. I add it to my meals on a regular basis and figured it’d be a good idea to share why it’s so bloody good for you…as well as a recipe from my latest book I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS. Yeah, for free. Probiotics vs prebiotics Before I start more
  • Are you a pre-crastinator? I am. Researchers at Penn State have identified what I would suggest is a modern coping phenomenon – hurrying to get something done so we can cross the task off our mental to-do list, even if doing so is non-productive. They call it pre-crastinating and they suggest those of us who do it, do so to more
  • This is the goal of the human experiment Bite on this and chew it: “You will be civilised on the day you can spend a long period doing nothing, learning nothing, and improving nothing, without feeling the slightest amount of guilt.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Reader Leonie shared this with me following my post about my time in an Ayurvedic clinic in India more
  • How to have a morning routine (and why you should) I’ve banged on about the importance of a morning routine before. And I’ve shared my own routine. I’m not alone when it comes to religiously sticking to a morning schedule. The creatives and entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed across the globe over the years all have one. And stick to it. Likewise on website Mymorningroutine.com. Intrigued by morning routines and how living by them leads more
  • My top 5 (mostly free) health and beauty habits (I’m told all of them are well weird) When you reach my age, you develop some weird little ingrained lifestyle habits that you don’t realise are odd-ball until, well, you write a blog post about them. Health advice, IMO, can be a bit too polished and holier-than-thou. And a bit dreary. Rarely do folk share the gritty, daggy stuff. Today, I figured I more
  • The 15 types who need to be eating gelatin Let me introduce to you: Gelatin. My new obsession and wonder weapon for gut health. In fact I believe in the power of gelatin so much I’ve produced my own. I’ve banged on about just how good this stuff is for you before. If you ask me, everyone can benefit from a little Gut Lovin’ – more