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 Hazards

Why Blue Fruit Loops Are Banned in Australia & England, but Not America

Tess Patrick Jul 12, 2021

Did you know that there are such things as blue fruit loops? If you live in America of course you do. But I didn’t …

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50 Ways to Shop Healthy On a Budget

Tess Patrick Jul 08, 2021

We all want to be able to eat healthy foods, most of the time, right? That’s why we’re a part of this vibrant and …

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Natural Therapies

3 Steps to Managing Reflux, from a Gut Health Expert

Tess Patrick Jul 06, 2021

Few of us are lucky enough to have not experienced reflux in life. But for those who have, it can not only be the …

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Natural Therapies

5 Beauty Benefits of Fiber

Tess Patrick Jul 05, 2021

Fiber is a crucial element of food for health, we know that. In fact, it’s the only ‘food waste’ that we actively seek out, …

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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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My Recipes