I love hummus, and find it goes with nearly everything. The trouble with many store-bought brands is that they contain vegetable oils, which can have an inflammatory effect in the body. Happily, it’s very easy to make your own using health-promoting extra virgin olive oil....

Food should always be enjoyable—but it shouldn’t be your greatest source of joy. As I’ve written about before, a huge part of having a healthy, happy, easy relationship with food is recognising that it’s just one element of a rich and fulfilling day. Each month, I...

Dr Sidney Baker is a rock star in the world of Functional Medicine, integrative health and nutrition.  Currently based in Sag Harbor in the US, he is a Yale University graduate who has been practicing medicine for more than 50 years. He is the author of...

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: not all vanity is trivial. It’s so easy for us to cruise along and not really think about what we’re eating—or how we’re living—when we don’t have any ostensible symptoms. In my experience, three things typically compel...

Those that know me know that I am a HUGE fan of chocolate. Not just any old chocolate, though—I prefer darker varieties, which are rich (rather than sweet) and made with very few ingredients. While I can't deny I eat it for the flavour, it's also...