Author: Susan Tomassini


Beach body, bikini body. Summer is almost here and everyone wants to get in shape – which usually means shedding a kilo or two. We know that traditional diets don’t work, but experienced nutritionists like me are re-discovering a way that does. Intermittent fasting –…

Lean Green Smoothie

5 Foods for Super Skin

5 Foods for Naturally Beautiful Skin Great skin leaves a lasting impression. And as one of the most obvious parts of us that signals aging, we all want to protect its health and prevent premature lines and wrinkles. Creams and moisturizers help, but since our…

The Benefits of a Plant-based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-based Diet You’ve heard the term plant-based, but do you know what it really means? Is it synonymous with being a vegan or a vegetarian? Perhaps you imagine a squirrel-like diet in which you subsist on nuts and seeds? I’m a…

Gut Health

Love Your Gut!

Our gut is often called our second brain. Embedded in the walls of the intestines, the enteric nervous system (ENS) not only controls digestion, it also impacts our physical and mental well-being. Although we are not conscious of our gut ‘thinking’, the ENS helps our…

Mood Food

Food and How it Affects your Moods

Mood and Food Are you feeling stressed, irritable or just plain low? Take a moment to consider what you have - or haven’t - been eating. Obviously, food affects your mood. Sometimes the mere sight and smell of your favourite dish is enough to jolt...
immunity foods

Strengthen your Immunity with Foods

Strengthen your Immunity this Cold and Flu Season with Foods Everyday we inhale and swallow thousands of bacteria and viruses. Luckily for us our immune system is there to help protect us from these pathogens. Supporting and enhancing your immune system is one of the…

Autumn Goodness

Autumn Goodness

One of the best things about living on the French Riviera has to be exploring the outdoor markets for fresh, seasonal produce. Almost every town and village has an ever-changing variety of local fruits and vegetables to provide a constant source of inspiration for local…

In Defense of Superfoods

Superfoods sometimes get a bad rap – as with the recent BBC article ‘Are you fooled by superfoods?” Google “superfoods” and you’ll be faced with a confusing collection of articles that run the gamut from ‘The Myth of the Superfood’ to ‘Superfoods you need now’….

Seasonal Eating

Seasonal Eating

One of the most enjoyable things about living on the French Riviera is exploring the outdoor markets for fresh, seasonal produce. From Ventimiglia to Antibes, almost every town and village along the coast has its own special food market offering an enticing array of local…

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