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

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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How Studying Nutrition Online Changed My Life

Tess Patrick Apr 19, 2021

Our staff writer Tess always had a love for delicious foods and a healthy lifestyle, but it took a severe case of burnout for …

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Active Living

3 Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes to Try This Weekend

Tess Patrick Apr 04, 2021

To give you a little inspiration this weekend, here are 3 free online yoga & meditation classes to try. They’re all free to access …

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I Stopped Eating Gluten, Dairy & Sugar for 21 Days - Here's What Happened

Tess Patrick Mar 30, 2021

I like to think I lead a relatively healthy, balanced lifestyle. I drink my superfood greens in the morning and eat organic vegetables throughout …

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Natural Therapies

What Leads to Diabetes, According to Two Researchers

Tess Patrick Mar 23, 2021

We’re in the middle of a diabetes epidemic. In the 2020 report, the CDC claimed that 34.2 million people were living with diabetes in …

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Natural Therapies

An Ayurveda Expert Shares Her Favorite Digestive Spice

Tess Patrick Mar 17, 2021

For a practice so ancient, why are we only now gaining more insight and awareness into the application of Ayurveda into daily life? We …

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15 Pantry Staples We Can't Live Without

Tess Patrick Mar 15, 2021

We believe the secret to a healthy, well-stocked kitchen is pantry staples. Staples that make a recipe sing, that are always on call, and …

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My Recipes