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The Nil by Mouth Foodie: The Chef that will never eat again

The Nil By Mouth Foodie was founded in 2020 by passionate chef Loretta and professional photographer Amy who teamed up to create a unique platform combining plant based gluten free recipes, sharing Loretta's life story and educating on living with multiple chronic illnesses.


On this week's episode of the NGPODCAST we welcome our first celebrity guest, Loretta Harmes AKA the Nil by Mouth Foodie. Loretta is no longer able to eat or drink and is fed through a nasogastric/nasojejunal tube and a Pickman line through her heart. Despite this she has not let it come between her love and passion for cooking that she developed from a young age.

Loretta's story to diagnosis went viral and in April the BBC wrote a story on the Nil By Mouth Foodie's relentless journey. You can read the full story here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-56688582

Time Stamps

01:16 How did you end up featured on BBC Breakfast?!

02:50 You can't eat but you have maintained your love for food, where did the passion start and what has driven you to maintain it?

04:29 How do you develop recipes and ensure that they taste as good as they look?

07:21 Coming back to your food later on let's talk about your Artificial nutrition,  you use PN and an NJ tube, can you explain how you ended up with both? How do you manage this?

15:00 Can you tell us about some of the challenges you have had when managing to mainitain your PN especially in an Acute setting?

17:36 You have a good following on Instagram, since the recent increase in profile what other opportunities have come your way and how are you using this to help other people that have issues with eating and drinking?

19:35 Can you tell us about the challenge you've taken on with a company recreating favourite meal recipes?

21:12 Are there any other big projects that you are working on that you can share with us?


BBC New's Story - Nil by Mouth Foodie: the Chef that will never eat again


Website http://www.thenilbymouthfoodie.com

Overnight oats that Marcus tried to recreate http://www.thenilbymouthfoodie.com/tiramisu-overnight-oats/

The Nil By Mouth Social Links

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the.nil.by.mouth.foodie/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/deadlyxdelish

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx5u95-9e8BP254_GyJRjtQ

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