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Health & Wellness Podcasts

Conversations to guide you through three key pillars of health - movement, wholefood nutrition and environmental wellness. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics, combining evidence-based practices, their personal knowledge and experiences, and informative and inspirational stories from show guests. Connect with The Lentil Intervention community on Facebook and Instagram, and find more details including resources and opportunities to take action at www.thelentilintervention.org

Conversations to guide you through three key pillars of health - movement, wholefood nutrition and environmental wellness. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics, combining evidence-based practices, their personal knowledge and experiences, and informative and inspirational stories from show guests. Connect with The Lentil Intervention community on Facebook and Instagram, and find more details including resources and opportunities to take action at www.thelentilintervention.org

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New Zealand

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Conversations to guide you through three key pillars of health - movement, wholefood nutrition and environmental wellness. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics, combining evidence-based practices, their personal knowledge and experiences, and informative and inspirational stories from show guests. Connect with The Lentil Intervention community on Facebook and Instagram, and find more details including resources and opportunities to take action at www.thelentilintervention.org

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@ben_eitel

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English


Episodes

Wrap-up 2020 with Dr Luke Wilson

12/16/2020
Folks, this is our final episode for 2020 – it’s been one hell of a year. Thank you for taking this journey with us. We close out the year by reflecting on some of the incredible wisdom our stellar guests have shared with us since we kicked off in April. We are joined once again by our very first guest, the incredible Dr Luke Wilson, to help us recap, weigh in on some hot topics and share some valuable insights. If you’re newer to the show, we hope this episode can serve as a brief synopsis...

Duration:02:09:54

The Lentil Express - Calcium, Movement and Oats

12/6/2020
In this express episode, Ben and Emma weigh in on the recent EPIC-Oxford paper, which assessed fracture risk differences between plant-based eaters and omnivores. It’s caused quite the stir in the nutrition world - but as always with nutrition, there are many shades of grey and blanket statements should not be made (If you want a deep dive into some of the methodological flaws of the study, see Dr Avi Bitterman discuss that here). We also discuss the brand new physical activity and...

Duration:00:22:18

Dr Taisia Cech, MBChB - Plantify

11/29/2020
Dr Taisia Cech is a GP based in Nelson and founder of Plantify. Taisia’s own health struggles set her down the path to becoming a doctor and discovering a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Taisia keeps busy running Plantify and working as a GP, but states her main job is raising two plant-powered little ones; she has discovered increased clarity and a sense of urgency to look after our planet since having kids! Taisia brings a wealth of personal experience and clinical knowledge to this...

Duration:00:52:02

Geoff Reid, Nature Photographer and Environmentalist

11/22/2020
Geoff Reid is a passionate environmental activist, nature photographer and content creator based in Aotearoa. Geoff uses his skills as a visual communicator to advocate for forest and water restoration, pest management and increased biodiversity. Geoff is only a one-man band, and to-date has been running on a shoe-string budget, yet he has still been able to achieve so much through his hard work, dedication and effective advocacy. A phenomenal human. His latest campaign brings awareness to...

Duration:00:37:59

Adam Guthrie, Plant-Based Chef and Wellness Coach

11/15/2020
Adam Guthrie, founder of I Feel Good, joins us for an inspiring discussion about his health challenges and journey back to wellness. Like many of us, Adam was leading a very busy life and wasn’t paying close attention to his health and nutrition… until he was forced to reassess everything, following a heart attack at 39. His transformation was nothing short of incredible. Following the heart attack, Adam didn’t just recover – he thrived, losing 30 kg and completing an Ironman triathlon....

Duration:01:10:42

Fuelling Endurance Athletes with Jayden Ordner

11/8/2020
In this episode, we take a slightly different approach to our usual format. We are talking all things plant-based nutrition, specifically for fuelling endurance athletes and we have Jayden Ordner joining us to offer some really valuable insights. Jayden is an avid trail runner and adventurer, with a very strong sporting background and is currently studying dietetics at university so brings a nice mix of science and experience to the discussion. One thing is certain - Jayden blows the ‘weak...

Duration:01:08:42

Dr Kate Wylie - Climate Medicine

11/1/2020
Dr Kate Wylie is a GP and climate activist based in Adelaide. Kate is the founder of Climate Medicine, a member of Doctors For The Environment Australia and has completed the Climate Reality Leadership Program with Al Gore. Dr Wylie does vital work, educating on the health effects of climate change to both community groups and health professionals. In this episode we discuss: • Kate’s background and journey to climate activism • The need to view climate change as a health issue • The...

Duration:01:05:20

Shane Ward - Action Ecology

10/25/2020
Shane Ward is founder of Action Ecology, a consultancy offering a range of services that improve land productivity, resource efficiency, resilience and ecological function. Shane is passionate about the benefits of regenerative agriculture and the opportunities it provides for carbon drawdown, presenting regularly on the subject. He serves as Better Futures Forum’s expert on regenerative land use, sustainable food systems and ecosystem restoration. In this episode we discuss: • Shane’s...

Duration:01:08:36

James Wilson - Plant Paradigm

10/18/2020
James Wilson had spent a lifetime growing, harvesting and eating meat and milk products but following a serious health scare, he made the switch to a wholefood plant-based lifestyle. James lost weight, turned his health around and was able to discontinue his prescription medication. He has now authored the book Plant Paradigm which describes the benefits of veganism for animals, human health and planetary health and touches on an extra benefit – the joy of eating this way. In this episode...

Duration:00:40:44

Lyn Mayes - Mad World

10/4/2020
Lyn Mayes joins us in this episode to talk about the New Zealand soft plastics stewardship scheme and touch on the Australian equivalent, REDcycle - so this chat will be applicable to both our Aussie and NZ listeners! Lyn is director and founder of the sustainability consultancy Mad World, the sustainability advisor to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council, a member of the Institute of Directors and Chair of the Auckland Conservation Board. Lyn also manages the NZ soft plastics...

Duration:00:53:43

Ondine Sherman - Vegan Living

9/27/2020
The fantastic Ondine Sherman is an established author, the co-founder and managing director of Voiceless: The Animal Protection Institute and also serves as director of the conservation NGO This is My Earth. Ondine joins us to discuss her new book Vegan Living: A simple guide to a cruelty-free, healthy, plant-based life. And thanks to the generosity of Ondine and her Publisher, Pantera Press, we are able to offer four copies of Ondine’s new book to our Aussie and Kiwi listeners – so be sure...

Duration:00:57:56

Hannah Blumhardt - The Rubbish Trip

9/20/2020
Hannah Blumhardt is one busy lady. Having a background in law, policy, history and international relations she serves as the zero-waste expert for Better Futures Forum, founded The Rubbish Trip with her partner Liam in 2015 and is the co-founder and policy spokesperson for Takeaway Throwaways. Hannah is also a member of the steering committee for the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council, amongst many other things! Hannah is a passionate advocate for zero waste living, her work and...

Duration:00:58:56

Dr Sam Gartland, MB, ChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, FRACGP, MSPMED

9/6/2020
Dr Sam Gartland is a GP based in Ballina, NSW. In 2008 while busy as an intensive care doctor, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and his world changed. Sam’s symptoms were so severe he had to resign his position, but fortunately, he has now been relapse-free since 2009, after implementing specific dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes not only helped in his recovery but shape Sam’s practice as a doctor today. Sam now strongly advocates for a lifestyle medicine approach, where...

Duration:01:02:57

The Lentil Express - Dairy versus Soya Bean

8/23/2020
And we’re back! And we bring you the first ‘express edition’ of the podcast. These will be short-form snippets peppered in between our regular episodes, where Ben and Emma cover specific subjects or timely topics. In this episode we let you know what’s been happening behind the scenes while we’ve been away from the mic and cover a current hot topic. Social media and news platforms have been alight due to a recent paper released by The Sustainable Food Trust. The paper recommended that those...

Duration:00:21:40

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop, Principal Scientist

7/22/2020
Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop is the Executive Director of World Preservation Foundation. He worked until mid-2010 as Principal Scientist with the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Resources Management Remote Sensing Centre, where he witnessed 4% of the world's deforestation for over 20 years. Following 37 years with federal and state government, Gerard is now engaged in communicating environmental issues such as deforestation, land degradation and biodiversity loss, and is...

Duration:01:03:02

Brad Dixon - EVERFIT Physiotherapy and Coaching

7/5/2020
Brad Dixon, owner and director of Everfit Physiotherapy and Coaching joins us in this episode. Brad’s enthusiasm for total wellness, through a holistic approach to health, is very evident in this conversation, as he runs us through his expansive wellness recommendations. Brad brings with him 20+ years’ experience as an athlete and physiotherapist and incorporates many important pillars of lifestyle medicine to his coaching work - so we are sure everyone will find value in this jampacked...

Duration:01:15:44

Dr Mike Joy, Freshwater Ecologist

6/29/2020
The phenomenal Dr Mike Joy joins us in this episode to discuss the true cost of our current food and farming practices and the environmental consequences of the current system. Mike is a freshwater ecologist, currently working as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University, Wellington and holds a PhD in water ecology. Mike has received multiple awards for his work, is well known for passionately advocating for environmental protection,...

Duration:01:20:26

Dr Shireen Kassam - Plant-Based Health Professionals UK

6/21/2020
Shireen is a Consultant Haematologist at King’s College Hospital, London, specialising in the care of people with lymphoma and other haematological cancers. Additionally, Shireen is the founder and director of the non-profit organisation Plant-Based Health Professionals, UK, whose mission is to provide evidence-based education to health professionals and the general public on plant-based nutrition and other lifestyle interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Shireen...

Duration:00:48:44

Robyn Chuter - Empower Total Health

6/14/2020
This episode is all about gut health for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, with the brilliant Robyn Chuter. Robyn is a certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner who specialises in helping people reverse serious and chronic illnesses using a plant-based diet and emotional healing through her practice Empower Total Health. Robyn’s original training was in naturopathy and nutrition, and she has since gained qualifications in counselling, EFT therapy, Matrix Re-imprinting and Lifestyle Medicine....

Duration:01:23:57

Jasmijn de Boo & Professor Andrew Knight - The Green Protein Report

6/7/2020
Episode 9 and we chat with the extraordinary power couple, Jasmijn de Boo and Professor Andrew Knight. Jasmijn is a professional animal advocate and educator with over 20 years of experience in global leadership positions. Jasmijn is currently International Director at ProVeg International and has previously worked in a range of international animal protection organisations, including as a CEO of both SAFE NZ, and The Vegan Society UK, and as a researcher, global education manager,...

Duration:01:12:01