Nutrition Archive

Video: A Brief History of Fat, and Why We Hate It

Why have we come to hate something that’s essential for us? Here’s an interesting documentary by SLATE that explores the topic:

Video: Vitamins and Supplements: Magic Pills – The Fifth Estate

From herbal remedies to minerals, vitamins and other supplements, it’s a billion dollar industry that includes everyone from Big Pharma to Mom and Pop operations. They’re products packed with promises, but what’s actually in the bottle? Could we be taking too much? And could they actually be harmful to your health? CBC News Fifth Estate

Talk: Celebrate Good Food

What an inspiring panel that was! Thank you to Ronali Perera, Rushini Goonathilake, Mila Rodrigo and Dilan Meegoda for sharing your insights and experiences on starting up a health food venture, its challenges, problem-solving approaches taken, and inspiration for budding entrepreneurs. Special thanks to Lawrence Tredrea for sharing valuable science-backed insights, best practices and advice

Video: How Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain

Did you know that imbalances in our gut flora can even affect our thoughts? The gut-brain connection has some very significant implications for health and nutrition…

The Natural Eats Success Story

Rushini Goonatilake, quit her stable day job and ventured into unknown territory as an entrepreneur, and now has an inspirational success story to share with all of us. Her astute business sense, customer-centric approach and innovative spirit is an inspiration for all young aspiring health food entrepreneurs to learn from and follow. More about Natural

Video: Probiotics Benefits + Myths

So what really are “probiotics” and why do you need them to maintain good health?  

Video: The Truth About Cholesterol

Worried your cholesterol levels may be too high? Watch this talk by Dr. Eric Berg to untangle the truth behind your LDL and HDL numbers…

Video: Why We Can’t Stop Eating Unhealthy Foods

Do we really have freedom of choice when it comes to food? Here’s a great talk from TED MED by Sugar scientist and UCSF professor of health policy Laura Schmidt…

Food That Loves Thy Heart

Sure, we’ve heard often enough that ischemic heart disease is the number one cause of mortality, contributing to a staggering 23.6% of deaths in Sri Lanka. (In contrast, road injury related deaths only contribute to 2%!) The good news is that we are blessed with an abundance of heart-healthy foods that can be added to

Recover From a Food Binge!

Everyone seems to have overindulged to at least some degree during the Avurudhu holiday weekend. There’s no need to feel guilty, and there’s always a way to get back on track! Here are some tips composed by Cathryne Keller from an article at Rodale Wellness:   “1. Cut yourself some slack Feel guilty about your