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


6 Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Tess Patrick Mar 09, 2021

If you look back, cultures have been fermenting food for as long as we can remember. But they’re not just for adding extra color, …

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What We’re Reading: 7 Best Health & Wellness Books in 2021

Tess Patrick Feb 26, 2021

Remember that New Year’s Resolution to read more books this year? Now’s the time to make sure you’re making good on it. At Food …

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Natural Therapies

Common Natural Beauty Mistakes You May Be Making

Tess Patrick Feb 24, 2021

Natural beauty seems like a simple topic to tackle. But the nuances are often more complicated than your go-to drugstore products, so we’ve brought …

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How Does the Mediterranean Diet Work? The Good, The Bad & The Tasty

Tess Patrick Feb 19, 2021

After spending the last six months indulging in the internet’s newest sensation, Pasta Grannies, I’ve noticed some common themes. Most importantly, it's got me …

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Health Tips

Why You Should Supplement with Collagen as You Age

Tess Patrick Feb 12, 2021

We’re all searching for a dewy, radiant glow. Yet as we age, as gracefully as ever, collagen dissipates from the body. Why is collagen …

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Does Your Gut Microbiome Play a Role in Your Metabolism?

Tess Patrick Feb 05, 2021

Years on and gut health is still one of the most talked-about topics in nutrition. Microbiome and metabolism is a complex relationship, so I’ve …

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Natural Therapies

I Tried the 4-Minute Technique Proven to Reduce Stress, Here’s What Happened

Tess Patrick Feb 04, 2021

Lately, the health and wellness community has been buzzing with ways we can level up our own experience of self-healing and proven techniques to …

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Health Tips

The Best Foods to Choose for Breakfast

Tess Patrick Feb 03, 2021

There are endless reasons to sink your teeth into a nourishing breakfast, and there are thousands of recipes that can inspire your morning meal; …

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Health Tips

Free Self-Care Tools & Rituals For Your Wellness Routine

Tess Patrick Jan 27, 2021

Sometimes self-care can be expensive, with supplements and yoga retreats, and they become the cause for more burden and woe, so I curated this …

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10 Steps To Banish Burnout in 2021, For Good

Tess Patrick Jan 22, 2021

We’ve come to know burnout as a feeling, but not a medical diagnosis. A lot of the time we put it down to stress …

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My Recipes

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