WHOLESOME FOOD: Health and nutrition coach Sylvia Smith presents a nourishing sustenance cooking class which incorporates paleo principles.
WHOLESOME FOOD: Health and nutrition coach Sylvia Smith presents a nourishing sustenance cooking class which incorporates paleo principles. Mike Richards

Classes cook up a new take on healthy eating

EATING whole organic foods is gaining popularity among Gladstone residents, according to a local nutritionist.

Sylvia Smith practices cooking techniques which incorporate wholesome foods.

Gladstone residents are increasingly using similar methods, she said.

"They're finally realising that food is medicine," she said.

"If we don't feed our gut bacteria, our gut bacteria are not going to look after us, which gives so many problems, including diabetes and even depression and anxiety."

She regularly holds nourishing sustenance cooking class which incorporate paleo principles.

The diet is based on foods eaten by cavemen during the Stone Age.

Corie Thompson said the cooking classes assisted in developing ways to cater for her food allergies to milk and wheat.

"This is not just about cooking, but also the affect of food on our functions, illnesses, mental health and well-being," Ms Thompson said.

Since eating more raw, organic food, Ms Thompson said she had noticed a positive change in her skin and energy.

Ms Smith hosts a cooking class on the third Saturday of each month at 94 Glenlyon St.



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