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Wild Foods and Gout

Wild Foods and Gout Wild foods and gout is a topic about which I am often asked. This probably reflects the growing incidence of gout which was once only a condition suffered by fat, old men who ate rich foods including red meats, shellfish, bread and drank copious quantities of red wine and beer. Just as with Read More …

The Best Diet

The Best DietDietary Choices and Choices of DietsWhat is the best diet? We all know that the next new diet is probably in preparation as you read this and it will add to the plethora of diets we see promoted. These include celebrity diets (who would listen to an actor for long term nutritional advice); or Read More …

An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservative

An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservativeThis email is an update on Herbal-Active®, a new natural preservative beginning to replace benzoates and sorbates in a wide range of foodstuffs and cosmetics. Natural preservatives pose a host of challenges in developing their application potential. As with chemical preservatives, the presence or absence of organic matter, liquid Read More …

Wild Foods – We Need More of Them

Wild Foods, we need more of themLots of layers in this topic. There is no doubt that we should be eating more wild foods as they supply an enormous range of phytonutrients that are being bred out of our conventional produce. Read more about this at the Wild Foods website. But I’d like to cover a few Read More …

Freeze-Dried (Lyophilized) Wild Fruits

New Products – Freeze-dried Wild FruitsWe produce a range of freeze-dried (lyophilized) wild fruits for chocolate coating, snack foods, breakfast cereals etc. The range includes riberries, rainforest limes, Illawarra plums, finger limes, Davidson plums, wild rosellas and of course, our star product; the LIFE (Lyophilized Indigenous Food Essentials)™. Naturally, they are all pre-dipped in Fresher4Longer natural food rinse™ (industrially Read More …

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This?

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This?Interesting to see the mainstream press slowly cottoning on to the fact that fructose is a bad sugar in the same way as trans-fats and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are bad fats. From my own research into sucrose and the deleterious effects of the fructose within it, I Read More …

Wild Foods – my newest book is out!

Wild Foods – my newest book is out!Woo-whoo! My new book is out and available in our on-line store. The sub-title to Wild Foods – Looking back 60,000 years for clues to our future survival tells you a little of the range of topics covered by my writings and that of contributors Ian Chivers and Izabela Konczak. The overall theme is disruptive Read More …