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

5 Health Benefits of Kale

Tess Patrick Jun 25, 2021

There’s a reason why every healthy foodie craves the leafy greens; they’re packed with so much nutritious goodness it would be a crime not …

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Natural Therapies

The Best Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

Tess Patrick Jun 22, 2021

So what should you be looking for? What are the ingredients you should avoid no matter what? And at the end of the day, …

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Health Tips

Set Yourself up for Success with These Healthy Meal Prep Hacks

Tess Patrick Jun 21, 2021

Sure, meal prep takes a little time out of my Sunday routine, but it’s saved me that time (and more) throughout the week as …

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Health Tips

Your Guide To Vinegars & Their Uses

Tess Patrick Jun 13, 2021

If you ask anyone in the Food Matters office for their favorite salad dressing, you’ll be guaranteed to get a handful of hands raised …

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Active Living

Try This 5-Minute Breathing Technique To Calm The Body & Mind

Tess Patrick Jun 11, 2021

Join Ashley Aiken-Redon in this life-changing breath refresher. You can practice this simple sequence daily to observe lasting benefits but also keep it nearby …

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Healthy Home

Kitchen Essentials: The 3 Pans We Swear By

Tess Patrick Jun 06, 2021

What should you be cooking with? We’ve got our tried and true kitchen essentials, and these are the three pans we swear by.

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Health Tips

How Eating Spicy Food Can Reduce Your Risk of Death By 40%

Tess Patrick Jun 04, 2021

Regardless of your preference, emerging research is proving a case for chili peppers. This is exactly how eating spicy food can reduce your risk …

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9 Foods to Lower Your Carbon Footprint this World Environment Day

Tess Patrick May 30, 2021

Sustainability looks different for everyone, based on where you are in the world. For some, it may look like limiting foods wrapped in unnecessary …

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Build Core Strength & Inner Strength With This 10-Minute Class

Tess Patrick May 24, 2021

This quick class shouldn’t be mistaken for easy, but it’s manageable for all levels of exercise. Focus on the techniques and exercises you need …

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Health Tips

The Best Holistic Health Advice from Our Moms

Tess Patrick May 04, 2021

I think I was the luckiest of all to grow up with a mother who embraced holistic health, the whole mind-body-spirit trifecta, and when …

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My Recipes