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

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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Health Tips

New Inflammation Index Ranks Your Favorite Foods

Tess Patrick Nov 05, 2021

Short of memorizing every food, how do we know those that are truly inflammatory? Well, there’s a new inflammation index that ranks your favorite …

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Health Tips

The Food Trends To Watch Out For In 2022, According To Whole Foods

Tess Patrick Oct 30, 2021

Ahead of 2022 (which is scarily not too far off), Whole Foods have released their Annual Trends Report, giving us the insider scoop on …

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Active Living

The Hormone-Gut Connection: Key Hormones for Weight Loss

Tess Patrick Oct 27, 2021

If a healthy, sustainable weight loss journey is something you’re looking to embark on, here are some thoughts about holistic health to keep in …

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