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How Cooking Helped Ian Get His Life Back

Tuesday 17 November 2020


From Isle of Man news outlet IOMToday:


Ian Taverner
Ian Taverner has written a cookbook aimed at
people with chronic mental and physical conditions.

How cooking helped Ian get his life back

Wednesday, 4 November 2020 - Local People
© 2020 Tindle Newspapers Ltd. Copyright & Trade Mark Notice & 2013 - 2020.

A Manx father who lives with fibromyalgia and arthritis has written a cookbook aimed at people with chronic mental and physical conditions.

Ian Taverner, grew up in Ballasalla, his parents both being teachers at high schools in the island. He said he cherishes memories of playing golf at Castletown, rugby for Ronaldsway and playing in a band in Toffs during TT.

Having worked for Ramsay Crookall, Ian left to work in Ireland and Guernsey, he and his family have now settled in southern England.

Having lived a fit and healthy life with a young family, running half marathons and playing golf and a passionate cook, in his mid-thirties Ian began suffering from pain, depression and anxiety which would rob him of his career and hobbies.

Diagnosed with chronic fibromyalgia and arthritis, it was an exclusive programme run by the NHS National Centre for Pain in Bath which he credits with giving him ’hope and a desire to make life worth living again’.


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