Organic Food

What is the healthiest and most sustainable fish to eat in Belgium?

What is the healthiest and most sustainable fish to eat in Belgium?

Fish is a great source for easy-to-digest proteins, healthy fats (more or less fat depending on the type of fish) and key nutrients such as iodine, zinc and selenium (which are all crucial for the thyroid). When it comes to fish, we have to select […]

Common Sense Nutrition Part 2

Common Sense Nutrition Part 2

In part 1 I stated that nutrition is simple and that as human beings we know how to do it. I talked about the importance of using your own common sense and intuition, of daring to experiment and of trusting your own experience. With all […]

Common Sense Nutrition

Common Sense Nutrition

Nutrition is very simple. I know there’s many people who tell you differently, because they are earning money with that and the more complicated it sounds, the more money they can make, but if it was truly that difficult or complex that we’d have to […]

Real Food on a budget

Real Food on a budget

While (at first sight) healthy food is often more expensive, it is not true that eating healthy is only affordable for high-income households. In fact, if we’d incorporate all the costs (and inconveniences) of developing and treating degenerative diseases caused by the long-term consumption of […]

Orthorexia – when eating healthy turns into sick

Orthorexia – when eating healthy turns into sick

There is a dark side to all that talk about healthy food and lifestyle called orthorexia or the compulsory need to eat and live “healthy”. Anorexia and orthorexia are very similar in nature. While anorexic people are concerned with the QUANTITY of food, orthorexic people are concerned with […]

How organic is your organic food really

How organic is your organic food really

The market for organic food is a profitable one, growing double digit. Nowadays, organic food is available almost everywhere, including at supermarkets, hypermarkets and discounters. While this is definitely a positive development because it increases the accessibility of organic food and peoples’ awareness for this […]

Fipronil in eggs

Fipronil in eggs

A new scandal is heating up the discussion about food safety again. This time it’s about eggs that have been contaminated with fipronil, an insecticide that is potentially toxic to human health and thus not allowed to be used on food animals. According to current […]

A true alternative to glyphosate exists

A true alternative to glyphosate exists

An alternative to glyphosate already exists! It is called (local, small-scale) organic agriculture!   Honestly, I don`t get the current outcry about the prolongation of the glyphosate license. Or better said, I only get it partially. Of course I understand that people are annoyed with […]

Zero FOOD waste shopping

Zero FOOD waste shopping

For 4 years I used to have a shop for organic Real Food in Brussels (I then closed it for personal reasons). This shop used to function in a completely different way than other shops and – as a consequence – was 100% FOOD waste free. […]

Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed Cows

Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed Cows

Whenever I read somewhere that eating meat is bad for your health and the planet, I want to call or write the author and tell them to correct the headline to “Eating factory-farmed GRAIN & SOY-fed meat is bad for your health and the planet”. […]

Why we should care about small, organic farmers

Why we should care about small, organic farmers

You care about your health. You care about the animals. You care about the planet. This is why you buy organic food.  Great! Now here’s another component to care about: the small, local farmer. Why? Simplified, if you don’t support local farmers, you support industrialized, mass production Even if […]

6 reasons why organic food is really better

6 reasons why organic food is really better

Every now and then there is a new “study” coming out supposedly showing that organic produce is no better for us than conventional produce. I do not even look at those studies anymore. For me it is simple common sense that fresh, organic Real Food (as opposed to […]