Tess Patrick

Tess has brought together her background in journalism and communications and her passion for nutrition to add to the Food Matters team. Her time is spent dreaming up new articles, researching the latest in nutrition news, and engaging with you, our readers. When she’s not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, you’ll find her trying to catch a wave, catching up on her nutrition and naturopathy studies, or hanging out with her cat, Salem.

My Articles

Happiness

Food Matters 2021 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Tess Patrick Dec 07, 2021

For this year’s Food Matters Healthy Holiday Gift Guide, the team has decided to put the focus on gifts that inspire us. Think healthy …

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Natural Therapies

Can Keto Give You Gallstones?

Tess Patrick Nov 28, 2021

A friend from work sat down over lunch and shared the story of a friend who became so committed to the keto lifestyle, she …

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Active Living

Joyful Exercise: 5 Ways To Move Your Body Without Being Hard On It

Tess Patrick Nov 28, 2021

When do you feel most motivated to exercise? I love joyful exercise. That’s when I want to run out the door and get to …

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Health Tips

Why You Should Rest Your Chopped Garlic for 5 Minutes Before Cooking

Tess Patrick Nov 22, 2021

The best part about garlic is it doesn’t just add a mouthwatering taste, it’s packed with delicious benefits. And I recently found a way …

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Health Tips

6 Simple Swaps For Your Pantry

Tess Patrick Nov 21, 2021

It seems crazy to think that even the smallest of changes to a meal can level up your health, but that’s the power of …

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Happiness

What is Seasonal Depression & What Should You Do About it?

Tess Patrick Nov 15, 2021

Right now around the world, millions of people are struggling with seasonal depression. It differs from our broader, clinical understanding of what depression is, …

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Health Tips

6 Reasons You May Be Struggling With Bloating

Tess Patrick Nov 12, 2021

People are often quick to blame certain foods for their bloat, without considering all of the reasons you may be struggling with bloating. Here …

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Health Tips

Sunbaking Mushrooms for Vitamin D

Tess Patrick Nov 11, 2021

One of the best ways to get vitamin D is by ensuring that you get 20 minutes of unadulterated light on your arms and …

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