Articles tagged with: wellness

Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

In traditional Ayurverdic Indian medicine, turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright orange-yellow spice used as the basis of curries, is said to help digestion. In Western medicine, it is under study for its ability to inhibit cancer growth and lower whole-body, low-grade, inflammation (via a mode similar to that of aspirin) which is thought to play a role in damaging brain cells and damaging the heart. Anecdotally it’s also supposed to help arthritis sufferers.

21 November 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Dietitian as author

Dietitian as author

Books just don’t appear out of thin air. While I published my first real book “Nutrition for Life” in 1986 I had been writing...

8 August 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Hemp seeds now here!

Hemp seeds now here!

Move over linseed. Step aside chia. In Australia, hemp seeds have now been approved for consumption and you’ll soon see them...

7 March 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Fermented foods are all the go at the moment. They’ve been around for centuries but only recently have they been recognised for...

17 May 2017 by Guest post

Kombucha –  should you be drinking it?

Kombucha – should you be drinking it?

Does Kombucha (pronounced kom-boo-chah) really shape up as the magic elixir of life that the wellness gurus make out? Is it a...

22 March 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

How I landed my first writing job

How I landed my first writing job

New grads and young dietetic hopefuls often ask me: “How did you begin your writing career? How did you get your first start?”...

23 November 2016 by Catherine Saxelby