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Welcome to Amanda's Wellbeing Podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness, and the science of the mind.

Welcome to Amanda's Wellbeing Podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness, and the science of the mind.
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Welcome to Amanda's Wellbeing Podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness, and the science of the mind.






Five Minute Food Facts - ANTIOXIDANTS

Today's Five Minute Food Facts episode is about antioxidants. I explain what they are and why they are considered defenders of good health. Antioxidants protect our bodies against free radicals that can harm our cells and contribute to the development of chronic disease. I talk about how antioxidants do this and where we can obtain these helpful little molecules. I also touch on the antioxidant supplement industry.


This week's guest, Rachelle Martin, is a nutritionist specialising in low carb and keto diets

Today’s podcast guest is Rachelle Martin, a nutritionist who specialises in low carbohydrate (carb) and ketogenic (Keto) diets. Rachelle and I studied our Masters in Human Nutrition at Deakin University together and she alludes to our many interesting discussions and debates during that time. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode with Rachelle; her attention to detail and depth of knowledge is apparent in the interview. Rachelle explains the difference between the Paleo and Keto diets, both of...


This week's guest, Caroline Webber, is a psychoanalyst working in adolescent mental health

Today's podcast guest is Caroline Webber, a psychotherapist who works in the area of adolescent mental health. After a distinguished career in publishing Caroline, who has always been intrigued by the workings of the brain, decided to follow this interest more formally and studied psychology and then completed a Masters degree in psychotherapy and counselling. Caroline talks about some of the issues she commonly sees in different age groups, the importance of gaining the trust of her...


Five Minute Food Facts - COFFEE

In today’s Five Minute Food Facts episode, I will discuss the health impacts of drinking my favourite beverage, coffee. I will talk about the active ingredients in coffee, most notably caffeine and what it does in your body. The surprising benefits of coffee consumption will be mentioned, as will any health risks. In the podcast, I refer to an article - “How much caffeine is in that drink?” - and here is the link:...


Five Minute Food Facts - Vitamins & Minerals

Today’s Five Minute Food Facts episode is about vitamins and minerals. I explain what they are, why we need them, what they do in our bodies and where you can obtain them. I also mention what happens when someone is deficient in certain vitamins and minerals. This is such a big topic so today’s episode is a general overview and I will be publishing individual Five Minute Food Facts episodes on the major vitamins and minerals.


This week's guest, Charlotte Weigold, is a registered psychologist and hypnotherapist

Today’s podcast guest is Charlotte Weigold, a registered psychologist who practices clinical hypnosis. We have an interesting discussion about hypnosis including what it is and how it can be used as part of psychological treatment to change certain behaviours. Hopefully, we also dispel some myths about hypnosis. Charlotte also shares her insights into relaxation, another important part of her clinical practice. Interestingly, many things we might think of as relaxing are not actually...


This week's guest, Belinda Holmes, is a yoga and pilates teacher

Today’s podcast guest is Belinda Holmes, a yoga and pilates teacher. Belinda trained in Bikram yoga, otherwise known as hot yoga, in Los Angeles. She owns Eastside Yoga & Pilates studio in Adelaide, a beautiful space where she offers a range of classes including Bikram Yoga, Hot Pilates, Yin Yoga, Mat Pilates and several others. One of Belinda's goals at Eastside Yoga & pilates studio is to accommodate and welcome everyone who is keen to practice. Yoga practice and mindfulness are...


Five Minute Food Facts - SALT

Today's Five Minute Food Facts episode is about salt and how salt consumption impacts your health. Of particular significance, excess salt intake is linked with high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease. I will discuss practical ways you can cut your salt consumption and dietary patterns that have been scientifically shown to reduce hypertension and improve your health.


This week's guest, Eliza Richards, is a personal trainer, black belt in karate

Today’s podcast guest is Eliza Richards. Eliza is an extraordinary woman - she is a personal trainer, holds a black belt in karate and is a mother of four (including triplets). What I love about Eliza is that she fits a lot into her life yet she also manages to maintain a balance and you’ll hear how she does that. She is organised and disciplined but that is not at the expense of having fun and spending time with friends. We discuss Eliza’s path to setting up her own personal training...


This week's guest, Margaret Boylan, is a cycling coach and time trialist

Today’s podcast guest is Margaret Boylan. Having escaped a successful career in the public service as a lawyer, Margaret is now a Level 1 cycling coach and a Level 1 strength and conditioning coach and, of course, an accomplished cyclist herself especially in the time trial arena. Margaret coaches both privately through her company, First Principles Coaching, and for Cycling Australia with the She Rides program, encouraging women to develop cycling skills, build fitness and creat a social...


This week's guest, Nick Muxlow, is an author, an ultramarathon runner and an elite athlete.

Today’s podcast guest is Nick Muxlow. Nick is an accomplished athlete with over 15 years experience as a competitor in endurance events and that includes some pretty handy finishes like Ultra Trail Australia (100km), 5 Peaks Ultra Marathon (winner), Yurrebilla 56K Ultra (2nd), seven Ironman races (PB of 9h10m at Kona, Hawaii) and more. Nick is an endurance coach and author. We discuss why and how Nick became an endurance coach and Nick shares plenty of useful training and racing tips. Nick...


About Amanda's Wellbeing Podcast

Welcome to Amanda's Wellbeing Podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing experts in the fields of nutrition, physical health and mental health. After listening to this podcast feel free to browse around my channel and check out my eat well, move well and think well playlists. You can also visit my website where you will find lots more interesting information such as book reviews, podcasts and links to inspiring videos. Many of my podcast guests, specialists in their chosen fields, also...