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Waiting for science and starved of nourishment - Our journey to better health

Waiting for science and starved of nourishment - Our journey to better health

This is a raw, yet heart-warming story about the power of food to impact how we feel. In telling how she used diet to help her son cope with autism, OCD and ADHD and also manage her own struggles with Fibromyalgia, Aless makes a powerful statement.  She makes a direct connection between the food we eat and the incidence of chronic disease and how traditional medicine is woefully incapable of helping parents and individuals navigate the nuances of the relationship between what we eat and how we feel.  in response to a gaping need in the market, Aless has launched The Functional Foods Co – a wonderful company dedicated...

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Alessandra Bester
Our philosophy

Our philosophy

Living with Autism Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, mental health, IBS, OCD..... hardship and pain

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A truffle for your thoughts

A truffle for your thoughts

Macro Marz: a dark chocolate-covered snack containing pea protein, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, spirulina packed with minerals, omega3, energy and essential micronutrients.

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Where it all began....

Where it all began....

Long before any knowledge of Functional Food became widely available, my mum would put fresh garlic in meals to ‘scare away winter flu’....

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