Gabriela Peacock on her new book, 2 Weeks To Feeling Great

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1 Jun 2021, 10:53

The nutritional therapist joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about her comprehensive guide to health and wellbeing, 2 Weeks To Feeling Great, which is out now. 

Gabriela’s new book is designed to be dipped into at any time; for instance if you are experiencing low moods or having a bad sleeping phase. She told Sam Pinkham and Gaby Roslin, who are in this week for Chris, “The way I tried to design my book, and hopefully I have achieved it, is to make a simple, simple guide for people.” 

She continued, “I found that there is so much wonderful information about nutrition, because it’s quite fashionable to do health things, and wellness is extremely fashionable at the moment, but it can almost be too confusing. So, what I really tried to create is a simple, accessible guide, which delivers results to people.

“You can find yourself in different chapters if you want to improve your sleep, or rebalance your hormones, or lose some weight. This should give you easy answers.”

Gabriela, who studied degrees in both naturopathic nutrition and nutritional therapy, told Sam and Gaby that her book also aims to help with detoxifying. “I think to be able to talk about detoxification and liver cleanse is really important, because what I very much believe in is that we should be able to live our lives, and with life comes hangovers!” 

Gaby asked the nutritional therapist about Kimchi, which she and Sam had been discussing throughout the show. “Kimchi is fantastic because it’s a probiotic,” Gabriela confirmed. “So, it has all these amazing microorganisms which then improve your digestion. You also have sauerkraut and live yoghurt. Probiotics are great.”

Sam then told Gabriela about how he was drinking extra-large lattes five times a day when he first moved to London, and that the large consumption of milk gave him Irritable Bowel Syndrome. “I’m not a huge fan of milk,” Gabriela told him. “I don’t have an issue with dairy products in general, but milk is quite hard to digest, especially cows’ milk, they are quite big molecules.”

She went on, “We just tend to overdo certain substances. I do a lot of different blood tests with my patients in my clinic and it’s the milk, it’s the dairy, and generally wheat which cause the problems, and it’s purely because we overeat them.

“I don’t have an issue with a little bit of milk in your morning coffee, but once you start drinking a few pints of milk a day, you will develop some kind of intolerance. I’m pro live yoghurts and bits of cheese if you want to, but just watch yourself with milk, especially un-organic milk, because that’s where you start getting all of the hormones from.” 

Even nutritional therapists have their vices though, as Gaby found out when she asked Gabriela whether she ever consumes anything that she considers to be naughty. “It’s red wine obviously,” she laughed. “And some chocolate. But again, life is about balance, life is about living, and I eat pretty well and I take many supplements to rebalance my potential hangovers!”

2 Weeks To Feeling Great is out now in hardback at

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