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I know I shouldn’t have favourites, but this is undoubtedly my most favourite 5 minute juice to feature yet. In fact, perhaps we should call it a 5 minute milkshake because this week I caught up with Laura Dennison and Eve Simmons, co editors of Not Plant Based, a website for the troubled eaters. Both Laura and Eve are writers and journalists by trade, and having suffered from eating disorders, they’re telling their stories to dispel dietary myths and help others reignite their passion for the grub they love with the help of professional dietitians and medical experts. As these topics are extremely in tie with my own personal experiences and views on “healthy eating”, I was desperate to catch up with these two Ladies and things got juicy!
I am thrilled to announce that my friend Pixie Turner of Plant Based Pixie is this weeks 5 minute juice guest. Way back when, I interviewed Pixie for my dissertation which focused on some of the dangers of clean eating. I was looking at this purely from a social sciences perspective, so when Pixie advertised for people to come forward for her own scientific research, as part of her masters in clinical and public health nutrition at UCL, I knew we were on to something. I am a huge fan of Pixie’s philosophies, she is totally passionate about evidence based nutrition and cutting through the BS. This is so clearly reflected in her distinction for her master programme, and most excitingly her dissertation on the topic of orthorexia has just been published. We caught up on her work over juice….
A 5 minute juice is back, and this week I’m juicing with Em Clarkson, founder of one of my favourite blogs Pretty Normal Me. Em found that being a ’normal girl’ growing up had become a near impossible task and started Pretty Normal Me to inject a bit of normality back into the world! Her aims are to remind you that it’s okay not to be okay, she says ‘it’s okay to have fun, it’s okay to snort when you laugh, it’s okay to wobble when you walk, wobble when you talk, it’s okay to name your second chin, it’s okay to get spots, it’s okay to be fat, it’s okay to be thin, it’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to be weird.’ We caught up on her food and fitness philosophies, her views on clean eating and the messages she wants to share with young people.
So this week’s 5 minute juice with is taking a fitnessy turn. In December I met Lucy, and I loved chatting to her our similar approaches to balance and lifestyle. Lucy was born in Spain and grew up in a combination of Spain, Bali and Australia. She’s a qualified PT, and loves inspiring others to become a stronger and better version of themselves both physically and mentally. For the past four years she has been residing in London with her fiancé and she now offers private or group personal training sessions, nutrition consultancy and a range of fitness classes. Always conducted with humour and patience, Lucy gets great pleasure seeing her clients tackle their fears and exceed their expectations – all whilst leading a balanced life! We caught up on her fitness philosophy’s and enjoyed a great little workout together.
This weeks ‘5 minute juice with..’ interview, is with registered nutritionist Laura Thomas who writes evidence based Nutrition blogs for the Huffington post and is host of the no BS wellness podcast Don’t Salt My Game. She has a degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Human Health & Nutrition from the university of Aberdeen. She conducted her honours research at the Rowett Research Institute on probiotics and then carried out gut-based research as part of her PhD at Texas A&M University, looking at the interaction of the gastrointestinal microbiome with the immune system. Laura completed her postdoctoral training and research at Cornell University. Laura is based in London and is passionate about practicing, writing, and talking about evidence based nutrition and believes we’d all be better off if we ate more plants. (more…)