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Conversations to guide you through the two most pressing issues of our time - the climate and health crises. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics regarding personal and planetary health; including the environment, conservation and lifestyle medicine topics such as nutrition and physical activity. Find more details at www.thelentilintervention.org

Conversations to guide you through the two most pressing issues of our time - the climate and health crises. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics regarding personal and planetary health; including the environment, conservation and lifestyle medicine topics such as nutrition and physical activity. Find more details at www.thelentilintervention.org

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New Zealand

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Conversations to guide you through the two most pressing issues of our time - the climate and health crises. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics regarding personal and planetary health; including the environment, conservation and lifestyle medicine topics such as nutrition and physical activity. Find more details at www.thelentilintervention.org

Twitter:

@ben_eitel

Language:

English


Episodes

Dr Peter Johnston - What Is The Perfect Human Food

6/26/2022
Dr Peter Johnston is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, lifestyle medicine practitioner and wellness coach with a PhD in Human Genetics. Peter is also a fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine acting as a facilitator with Melbourne Lifestyle Medicine and running his private practice; Perfect Human Food. We chat with Peter about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet and the common learning curves experienced as people transition. Peter brings a wealth of knowledge...

Duration:01:05:33

Professor Diana Sarfati - Understanding Cancer And Its Challenges

6/12/2022
Professor Diana Sarfati (MBChB, MPH, PhD, FNZCPHM) is a public health physician, cancer epidemiologist and health services researcher. Serving as Tumuaki, Chief Executive and National Director of Cancer Control New Zealand, Diana discusses the goals of the Cancer Control Agency and their aims to both assist and challenge the cancer care sector to achieve fewer cancers, better survival and equity for all. Professor Sarfati brings her wealth of knowledge to the conversation and provides us...

Duration:00:51:35

Dr Jack Santa Barbara - Ecological Cost of Renewable Energy

5/29/2022
Jack Santa Barbara, PhD is a retired CEO, academic, philanthropist, author, and environmental and peace activist. Jack has long been writing and educating on environmental and energy issues and the consequent impacts on people and the planet. Here Jack discusses the current predicament we find ourselves in regarding energy use and our limits to growth. We have within reach an opportunity to carve a new and better path forward and Jack argues that for our future to be truly sustainable our...

Duration:01:11:11

Dr Angela Egan - Health Inequities in Our Community

5/15/2022
Dr Angela Egan is a trained GP, now working in a highly specialised team undertaking major heart and lung surgery in Townsville. Angela is a passionate advocate of lifestyle medicine, health equity and climate action in her community. In fact, her determination for stronger changes in these areas has motivated Dr Egan to run as an independent candidate in the upcoming Australian federal election. Angela discusses the health and social issues facing regional, rural and remote areas and we...

Duration:00:50:42

Dr Lennart Bach - Ocean-Based Solutions for the Climate Crisis

5/1/2022
Dr Lennart Bach is an ARC Future Fellow for Climate intervention at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, at the University of Tasmania. As a Marine Biogeochemist, Lennart has a special interest in marine plankton communities, the carbon cycle, and ocean-based solutions for the climate crisis. Here Lennart provides a nuanced overview of the ocean-based climate intervention strategies currently being considered. In this episode we discuss: • Lennart’s background and his work as a...

Duration:00:49:20

Dr Carolyn Orr - Environmental Pollution and our Health

4/17/2022
Dr Carolyn Orr is a Neurologist and Clinician Researcher from Western Australia, specialising in degenerative brain diseases. A member of Doctors for the Environment Australia, Dr Orr is also a passionate environmental advocate, speaking out against fossil fuels in the interest of health. Carolyn recently delivered a powerful TEDxUWA speech where she outlined the relationship between fossil fuels, climate change and human health. In this chat she expands on that, giving us a frighteningly...

Duration:00:42:25

Charlotte Turner - Climate Risk Mitigation

4/3/2022
Charlotte (Charlie) Turner is a Senior Associate of Climate Risk Governance at MinterEllison and the APAC co-lead at The Chancery Lane Project. Charlotte specialises in climate risk through a finance, corporate governance, and liability lens - so while the subject matter of this episode may be a little different to our usual offerings, this conversation will be of particular interest to listeners in the business and corporate world. Charlotte takes us through the complexities of...

Duration:00:43:20

Professor Gretta Pecl - IPCC Working Group II's Report on Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability

3/20/2022
Professor Gretta Pecl is a marine ecologist, Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology, chair of Redmap Australia and an ARC Future Fellow. If that’s not already impressive enough, Gretta was also a lead author of the recent IPCC sixth assessment report from working group II; Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. After noticing big changes in marine environments in the early 2000s, Professor Pecl became increasingly interested in climate change science and now focuses much of her...

Duration:00:45:40

Anthony Dissen, MPH, MA, RDN, CPH - Nutrition Science: Cherries versus Cherry-Picking

3/6/2022
Anthony Dissen, MPH, MA, RDN, CPH, (he/him) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Public Health Educator focusing on lifestyle medicine, health humanities, narrative-based medicine, and community and public health education. Anthony is currently a professor in the School of Health Sciences at Stockton University in the USA and is currently completing a Doctorate in Education. In this episode, we have a frank discussion regarding the communication of nutrition science within the...

Duration:01:11:48

Dr Rochelle Ade - Live Better with Less

2/20/2022
Dr Rochelle Ade describes herself as a disillusioned former advocate of green building and rating tools. Being engaged with the Green Building movement for over ten years, both in New Zealand and internationally, all was happy in Rochelle’s green building world until she commenced her PhD studies. During that time, Rochelle’s research led her to conclude that there was actually little proof that green buildings and green building rating tools were delivering buildings that would help save...

Duration:01:04:13

Ryan Andrews - Swole Planet: Building a Better Body and a Better Earth

2/6/2022
Ryan Andrews, MS, MA, RD, RYT, CSCS, is a man who wears many hats; he is a registered dietitian, author, yoga teacher, certified movement and exercise coach and a sustainable food systems advocate. Ryan believes it’s possible to create a more equitably, sustainable, healthful and human food system – and he wants to help build it! Recently publishing his latest book titled ‘Swole Planet: Building a better body and a better earth’, this excellent resource will help you build a body that is...

Duration:00:38:50

Wrap-Up 2021 - Personal Climate Stories

12/12/2021
We’ve been honoured to share some incredible wisdom and science with you this year, courtesy of our phenomenal guests. Last season we recapped with a look back at the year that was, but this season we thought we’d finish by bringing you the stories behind the science of climate change and humanity’s unsteady relationship with the natural world. The climate emergency is complex and emotive, but in certain ways, it’s also intangible and removed from our day-to-day lives. Whether we...

Duration:02:45:16

The Lentil Express - Diet And Agriculture Q&A

12/5/2021
This episode is a dedicated Q&A show, following on from Ben and Emma’s presentation at the Doctors For The Environment (DEA) 2021 conference, where they discussed food solutions for planetary health. If you haven’t already done so, it makes sense to listen to Season 2 Episode 44 before diving into this one, as there you will be able to listen to the presentation recording in full. We had some fantastic questions on the day, with a few more sent in from our wonderful listeners, and we cover...

Duration:00:35:04

Dr Luke Wilson - Food for The Heart

12/2/2021
In this episode, we bring you the third and final recording from the recent Evidence Based Eating NZ Wellington/online event. In this episode Dr Luke Wilson discusses the need to change nutrition guidelines, pivoting away from animal products and processed foods, towards plants. Luke is a Wellington GP and is Board Certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Wilson is a previous guest of our podcast (our first ever!), so to find out more about his background and work...

Duration:00:28:43

Dr Mike Joy - Protecting Our Planet’s Life Support Networks

11/30/2021
In this episode, we bring you the second recording from the recent Evidence Based Eating NZ Wellington/online event, this time hearing from Dr Mike Joy. Mike has been working for two decades at the interface of science and policy in New Zealand, with a goal of strengthening connections between science, policy and real outcomes to address the multiple environmental issues facing Aotearoa. Here he discusses how cattle, pig and chicken farming harms what we breathe and drink. Dr Joy is a...

Duration:00:38:54

Dr Cristina Cleghorn - Food Policy Changes

11/28/2021
In this episode, we bring you a recording of Dr Cristina Cleghorn’s lecture at the recent Evidence Based Eating NZ event. Hosted in Wellington, and online, on 30th October 2021, this event was focused on the Ministry of Health. Dr Cleghorn’s recording is the first of three presentations. Cristina is a Public Health Nutrition Researcher at the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. She has a strong interest in sustainable diets and the prevention of chronic...

Duration:00:26:50

Jono Lester, Plant-Powered Motorsport Athlete

11/21/2021
Jono Lester loves driving fast, running far and eating plants. Jono is a third-generation racing driver who’s been in the driver’s seat since age 13. Jono is also an SPCA spokesperson and a passionate plant-based advocate. Typically, busy racing GT cars in Asia, Jono has been increasingly involved in ultra and long-distance trail running since Covid-19 has seen him grounded in NZ. We also have an important chat about the mental health challenges of lockdown from an athlete’s...

Duration:01:31:39

Ben & Emma - Climate Solutions: Diet and Agriculture

11/14/2021
Ben and Emma recently presented at the Doctors For The Environment (DEA) annual conference, titled iDEA 2021: Planet Health and Hope. The conference provided an honest appraisal of the climate crisis from scientific, medical, cultural and political perspectives, with a stellar line-up of presenters. In this episode, we bring you the recording of Ben and Emma’s presentation, where they discuss the impact of our diets and agricultural systems on planetary health and offer some solutions for...

Duration:00:31:02

Lillian Stewart & Harrison Talarico, Marine Plastic & Phenology of Seabirds

11/7/2021
Lillian Stewart is a PhD Candidate currently focusing on waste management and marine plastics on remote islands. Harrison Talarico is very soon to complete his honours project using bioacoustics to monitor the phenology of short-tailed shearwaters. Both Lillian and Harrison are members of the Adrift Lab team, (at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania) a dedicated group of researchers studying all things adrift in the ocean. In this episode we discuss: •...

Duration:01:05:01

Dr Mark Craig - A New Approach To Preventative Medicine

11/4/2021
In this episode, we bring you the third and final recording from the recent Evidence Based Eating NZ Auckland/online event. In this episode, Dr Mark Craig discusses a new approach to preventative care and refers to overseas hospital plant-based policy success and community plant-based courses. Mark is an Auckland GP and also a founding member and Vice-Chair of Evidence-Based Eating New Zealand. Mark speaks regularly at lifestyle and nutrition conferences. You can view all previous episodes...

Duration:00:52:21