KAMPALA – Dorine Mwesigwa, a Nutritionist and restaurateur has shared some advice on how to improve one’s food habits in keeping with their lifestyle at the launch of her book, Garden to Gut: cooking your way to vitality through longevity.
In this book, Dorine, also the founder of Eagle Mum’s Kitchen, shares her pains, her joys, and her experiences with food and cooking in order to illustrate revelations about the filth in the food industry along with her natural prescriptions for ensuring the readers have a healthy gut.
Dorine says growing up, she faced issues of chronic constipation, however she discovered her own gut-related issues were caused by food intolerances.
“My journey of eating healthy started with a very sad story of having suffered chronic constipation for a long time like from very early on as a child. I suffered constipation and I didn’t know the reason as to why but as I grew older, I thought no, there must be a solution for this, So I decided to play around with my food,”she said.
She noted that people need to know their bodies, saying, “we need to know what’s good for us and what’s not good for us. You know, and that comes with trial and error. Sometimes you might not have to go to a scientific School of food to learn these things because not one size fits all. What works for you might not work for me. If for me milk is my problem. You can find which products are your problem. So let’s be mindful.”
She says Garden to Gut is a wake-up call that challenges readers to reimagine pressing questions in the Western food industry and to make the necessary nutritional choices to return to the basic garden and cook our own food, forging a path to vitality through longevity.
“You do not have to eat oily foods just to fill up because that oil is what it does, it goes and surrounds your arteries, your heart and it’s terrible. People get things like heart diseases, the liver conditions because what goes inside you, your liver has to filter it. So what I’m trying to say is reduce the bad foods. The bad foods are the oils, the sugar, there’s so much sugar in our fruit if you really want something sugary, you can have fruits.” She said.
About Dorine Mwesigwa
Dorine Mwesigwa was born in Uganda. In her twenties, she relocated to the United Kingdom, where she spent her early motherhood years, before moving to Germany for five years and then returning to settle in the United Kingdom.
In addition to Garden to Gut, Dorine is also the author of Iron Eagle Mum, a book that describes her trials, tribulations, and experiences in the three countries where she has lived: Uganda, the United Kingdom, and Germany. In that book, Dorine shares a message of resilience and hope.