Patty Javier Gomez,R.H.N,Freelance Writer

Holistic Nutritionist, Food writer


Patty Javier Gomez,R.H.N,Freelance Writer

I am a registered Holistic Nutritionist and freelance Food/Nutrion writer. I currently have my own column with the Westender in Vancouver,BC and write for Gaiam TV. I offer a variety of workshops and cooking classes throughout the lower mainland through my business Whole Nourishment.



Forget chicken noodle soup this cold and flu season, bone broth is the way to go

I remember when I was sick as a kid, my parents would force-feed me ginger ale and Lipton chicken noodle soup while covering me head to toe with Vicks VapoRub (which I still crave every time I am under the weather). While it was definitely comforting, it didn't do much nutritionally. However, my parents got it half right: ginger is known to ease the stomach and broth is hydrating and warming.

How to beat a holiday hangover

If you are anything like me, you are probably indulging in all the holiday fun you can muster, which means drinking way too much booze on occasion. Now, as much fun as that may be, it leaves future you feeling like crap and cursing party you something fierce. Drinking alcohol depletes a lot of nutrients from your body – like, basically all of them – and this is just one of the reasons you feel terrible after a night of boozing and singing your own rendition of “Don’t Stop Believing” on top of a bar stool.

Good fat vs. bad fat: A primer

Because we have been brainwashed for many years with the unrealistic idea that the “perfect” woman or man is supposed to be skinny. We need to come to terms that we are are different shapes and sizes and it’s truly a beautiful thing. In fact, soft bellies and curves on a woman were actually signs of beauty and wealth for a really, really long time.

Tips for healthy holiday eating

With the holidays just around the corner, it is a good idea to keep your health in mind. Here are some tips to keep you on the right track! • Watch your portions: Avoid stuffing yourself, and eat smaller meals throughout the day. This will help avoid those unwanted “holiday pounds.”. • Eat until you feel satisfied, not full: Avoid stuffing yourself!

Help your liver so it can help you

The holiday season is among us! The time of year when we indulge in more treats than usual and drink probably way more than we should, putting a big burden on our poor old livers. The liver is in charge of more than 500 functions and is known as the powerhouse of the body, making it one of our biggest multitaskers.

Cooking for the zombie apocalypse

There are many reasons why it is important to make good choices for your health and the health of our ecosystem. Living in Vancouver, we are lucky to have so many resources and tools that allow us to live within a sustainable means, while still enjoying the convenience of city life. As history has shown, societies collapse and disappear when they are no longer sustainable.

Eight reasons fermented foods are the best

Fermentation is the process in which opportunistic bacteria break down carbohydrates and proteins into carbon dioxide. This process not only makes food more nutritious, but more delicious as a result. Fermentation cannot proceed without the aid of external yeasts and bacteria proving that not every microorganism plays the role of villain.

Simple tips for preserving food for winter

The art of preserving foods has been around for centuries and every culture has their own technique. Remember grandma’s canned pickles, peaches, or fragrant ferments like kimchi or sauerkraut? For many, techniques and recipes have been passed down through generations. In our modern world, not only is preserving food a great way to save and savour summer’s bounty for the fall and winter, it is also a means to be sustainable and economical, not to mention it will also come in handy during the inevitable zombie apocalypse!

5 Tips for Better Digestion + Turmeric Tonic Recipe

Holistic nutrition uses a whole foods diet as the cornerstone to bring balance to all aspects of the human body and life. By replacing processed and lower-nutritional foods with whole foods, one can achieve the balance to live a healthy, happy and disease-free life. The idea being that man is more than the sum of its parts; no two people are the same, so therefore, they should not be treated as such.
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Guide to Eating out Gluten free in Vancouver

There are many different reasons people choose a gluten-free lifestyle; be it allergies, sensitivities or simply to figure out how they feel without gluten in their diet. Whatever the intention, going out to eat can be tricky, especially for those suffering from a gluten allergy. If the allergy is severe enough, it is important to plan ahead and do a little bit of research on local restaurants.

Why Choose Local Foods?

As a Nutritionist, I have observed many food trends growing the last few years. Everywhere I go I hear people buzzing about the 100-mile diet, farmer’s markets, organic foods, paleo, gluten free, etc. What surprises me is that so many are eager to jump on the local food train! This is a lifestyle I highly encourage and I often advise my clients to eat seasonal, fresh foods, but when I see so many people getting on the band-wagon because it’s the latest fad, I worry it will become another trend forgotten in time, or restricted to hippies and hipsters.

Managing Depression: Tips for Beating the Blues with Whole Foods

We have all experienced being blue or depressed at one time or another. For some of us the experience is brief and quickly shaken off, but for many others the experience can be crippling. Depression is brought on by many different factors, sometimes it is due to circumstance, weather, or nutrient deficiency, while other times it may be an imbalance of brain chemistry.
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Patty Javier Gomez,R.H.N,Freelance Writer

My passions are writing, cooking and teaching. Through my business Whole Nourishment I teach a variety of workshops and cooking classes to the public as well as privately.I am also weekly columnist for the Westender magazine(WE) and have written for other publications such as Gaiam Tv, My yoga online, Healthy Harvest house and Westcoast Families.

I am very enthusiastic about giving people the tools they need to make better choices when it comes to their health, lifestyle and food. It is my goal to inspire people to get back in the kitchen, make memories around the dinner table and grow their own food.



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