Food For Thought
Catherine Burns (BA Hons, Dip ION) is a Nutritional Therapist trained by the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, UK. After marrying her Bermudian husband and moving to the Island she worked in the worksite wellness field for seven years. She is currently the Managing Director of natural ltd - a nutrition consultancy offering preventive health solutions. Catherine has been running Nutrifit since 2007 and has been writing a weekly nutrition column for The Royal Gazette since 2005. Food for Thought began as a factual nutrition column that quickly took on some humour as stories of Catherine's domestic highs and lows crept in. Catherine is mum to two girls (1.5 and 4) who are often perfect examples of healthy living and occasionally the polar opposite. Catherine strives every day to nourish her daughters and to help people in Bermuda lead healthier lives. Please note that Catherine is not a Registered Dietitian. For contact details, go to www.natural.bm.
Aug 18, 2017 8:00 am
I’m sitting on the floor during the last few hours of Natural Kids camp.
So far today, the kids have baked banana bread, done Zumba, learnt how to decode the “sugars” part of a food label, listened to stories, finished off some artwork and...
Aug 11, 2017 8:00 am
Back from holiday and down to earth with a bump.
Although no one ever gives you sympathy when you tell them you’re going home to Bermuda, do they? And really, they’re right. We all live where most of the world would give anything to...
Jul 14, 2017 8:00 am
Three years ago Chloe decided we should sell cookies as a summer project for Open Airways and the SPCA.
It was the year our Holy Crap® cookies were born and she thought the name was so hysterical she kept looking for an excuse to say it...
Jun 23, 2017 8:00 am
So, we’re halfway through America’s Cup and just reached the other side of carnival. My newsfeed is packed with photos of people dancing and drinking and boating and drinking … I know there’s a large section of the Bermuda population that doesn’t...
May 26, 2017 8:00 am
By the time this prints, I’ll either be turning circles because we ran May 24, or I’ll be in a hospital wing at KEMH.
Worst-case scenario, my obituary will be on the next page. If it is, I hope it says something fun and very inappropriate.
Apr 28, 2017 8:00 am
Last night was girls’ night and, in the usual way, we descended on a friend with a collection of dishes all based around a theme. This time we went Spanish, so there were olives and serrano and paella and salads ... and sangria, of course. I’d...
Mar 31, 2017 8:00 am
Once upon a time I had awful anxiety or rather, it had me. Worry and panic about God knows what became a running commentary in my brain, the backdrop to every single day. There would be a nanosecond, when I first woke up in the morning, when I...
Mar 24, 2017 8:00 am
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day — and it is.
It’s just a shame that (in our house, at least) it’s interrupted by me shouting an assortment of desperate instructions up and down the stairs, usually to do with...
Mar 17, 2017 8:00 am
Since having kids all sorts of strange things have happened to my food. I have discovered glitter in my cereal and crayons in my tea. I have rescued Strawberry Shortcake from the bottom of a bag of nuts. I will never, ever, forget the case of the...
Mar 3, 2017 8:00 am
Yesterday was World Book Day. Did you know that? I found out a few days ago on the way home from school. Car rides are the best time for information extraction — they are strapped in and have nothing to do except download their days. I have a few...
Feb 24, 2017 8:00 am
Gluten is a hot topic these days. Gluten-free is appearing on food labels everywhere, making life much easier for people with coeliac disease (who avoid gluten out of medical necessity), but a little more confusing for everyone else.
Feb 17, 2017 8:00 am
Supergranny has landed and is busy waving her magical wand over the chaos at home. She’s always been slightly alarmed by my domestic deficiency and is recovering at her house sit, most likely with a hefty gin and tonic.
I’m unsure whether...
Feb 3, 2017 8:00 am
Busy can be good. It can mean you’re successful, engaged and fulfilled, but it can also mean you’re overstretched, unfocused and exhausted.
Work/life balance is the new goal and these days we’re stressed about being stressed … pass the...
Jan 13, 2017 8:00 am
Well, it’s Friday the 13th, so I hope your day has been free of major disasters. No crashes on the way to work or spilling coffee in the car! I see so many people clinging onto their morning cup of adrenalin as they drive — and I don’t blame...
Nov 25, 2016 8:00 am
Well, the festive season is upon us. I know this because the Christmas play Chloe has been planning since March (yep, MARCH) is getting frighteningly close.
In a wondrous display of distracted parenting, I have frequently said “yes”, “aha”,...
Nov 18, 2016 8:00 am
My first visit to Bermuda was Christmas 1996. I remember riding a scooter in shorts and flip flops, scorching my shoulders and loving the warm breeze.
I sunbathed, swam, wore everything you can get away with when you’re 18 and haven’t even...
Oct 28, 2016 8:00 am
I wonder how many back injuries have been caused by Lulu Lemon clothing? Do you think Argus has a special diagnosis code? Kinda easy on, not-so easy off, I became trapped last night with the loose shirt over my head, but the inbuilt bra firmly...
Oct 21, 2016 8:00 am
There’s nothing like a browse through the aisles at People’s Pharmacy to make me realise that Hallowe’en has changed — partly because time has marched on, partly because Hallmark are so bloody good at their jobs and partly because I’m on the...
Oct 7, 2016 8:00 am
Last week as I sat on the floor at bedtime brushing child A’s hair, she wrapped her arms around my neck and told me: “Mummy. I love you all the way into space, loop de loop around the moon 99 times … and back!”
Not a second later, child B...
Sep 23, 2016 8:00 am
Earlier this week I was giving a talk on stress-management, sharing nutrition and lifestyle strategies that help to effectively buffer our bodies from stress.
A small voice in my head was telling me to practise what I preach. Like lots of...
Sep 9, 2016 8:00 am
I’ve just returned home from four days in Spain for the wedding of my lifelong friend, Trish.
We’ve known each other since we were seven years old: we walked to school together, learnt to ride bikes together, tried to outsmart our parents...
Aug 26, 2016 8:00 am
Chloe is in the kitchen making mini pancakes. It’s taking 900 years and using up every last drop of my parenting patience. She also has a blueberry compote bubbling away which is pretty delicious and very posh.
But I am at the end of my...
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