Weekly Wellness

Our weekly health and wellbeing link-love instalment, just in time for the weekend! Happy Friday!


1. EXCITING LONDON WELLNESS EVENTS!

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

As you've probably noticed London's health and wellbeing scene is exploding at the moment which is so exciting! To get you excited for the launch of our new round-up of all London's most exciting health and wellbeing events (coming soon!) here's a couple of things that caught our eye!

One of our favourite health food bloggers, Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella has teamed up with hot new juice outfit Raw Press to serve a range of her favourite healthy snacks, salads and treats including her now famous Sweet Potato Brownies and Massaged Kale Salad. Get down to Dover Street immediately or read more here.

We are so excited to tell you about "Well Fit" an incredible one day wellness festival in East London curated by the wonderful Frame and the Skinny Bitch Collective, this one day event showcases the finest of London's healthy food, fitness and healthy influencers including Calgary Avansino, Madeline Shaw and Libby Limon among others! Book your ticket before it's too late!

Superfood guru David Wolfe will be holding a rare London event, a day long "Longevity Masterclass" in London in October, more here.

Finally, another of our all-time favourite food bloggers - Green Kitchen Stories will be in London running an exciting event alongside a book signing! More over at their blog here.


2. COMING COOKBOOKS 

Image: Mynewroots.com

Image: Mynewroots.com

We're so excited that two of our favourite health influencers' cookbooks are now available to pre-order. First up is one of our all-time favourite healthy foodie blogs - My New Roots whose photography is asmuch of a draw as the food itself! Pre-order on the website here. In the other corner we have the first full length book from London's very own health superstar Amelia Freer which can be pre-ordered on Amazon here.


3. PALEO VS. ALKALINE?

Image: Getthegloss.com

Image: Getthegloss.com

Do you still find yourself struggling to keep up with all of the healthy lifestyles out there and what the actual differences between them are? Luckily Get The Gloss have broken down the fundamentals of two of the past year's most popular health movements - paleo vs. alkaline. If you like the sound of an alkaline way of life, Kris Carr also published this post this week on the benefits of an alkaline lifestyle.


4. SEPTEMBER IS THE NEW JANUARY

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Image: Public Domain Archive at Pixabay.com

As we wrote in this week's recipe post we have never really gotten over that "back to school" feeling that September brings. It seems we're not alone in thinking this is the perfect time to instigate those healthy habits you've been meaning to cultivate. Check out why The Atlantic thinks September is a much better time to make resolutions here and the wonderful Calgary Avansino's Autumn health tips to get you started here.


5. HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT QUINOA

Image: Food52.com

Image: Food52.com

Super trendy super grain Quinoa is a must in any discerning wellness warrior's pantry but this little seed can be a little tricky to prepare. Despair no longer - check out this idiots guide to the perfect, fluffy Quinoa every time courtesy of Food 52.


6. LEARN TO LOVE YOUR VEGGIES

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Image: Susbany at Pixabay.com

A new study published this week suggests that it's possible to train our brains to learn to love vegetables and to prefer healthy options over high calorie processed ones. This news won't be a surprise to anyone converted to a healthy plant based diets, but to those just starting out, or the skeptics in your life the message is persevere. Read more at the BBC and The Atlantic.