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A weekly resource that interviews world experts and forward thinkers to empower you to live a life less stressed.

A weekly resource that interviews world experts and forward thinkers to empower you to live a life less stressed.




A weekly resource that interviews world experts and forward thinkers to empower you to live a life less stressed.






Helena Norberg-Hodge: Globalisation and Local Futures

Have you heard the expression “Think globally, act locally”? Today, we are going to explore both terms: Globalisation and Localisation. My guest today is author and filmmaker, Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the local economy movement. Through writing and public lectures on three continents, she's promoting an economic mix of personal and social, and ecological well-being for more than 40 years. She is the founder and director of Local Futures and the International Alliance for...


HEALTHY BITE | Thinking Holistically: Something We All Need to Engage With

What comes to your mind when you hear the word: HOLISTIC? Such an interesting word bandied around a lot. It conjures up all sorts of bizarre connotations. In this Healthy Bite episode, I will be talking more about what it means to look at things in a holistic way. Tune in as I also discuss some of the highlights in my conversation with Prof Frédéric Leroy.


Prof Frédéric Leroy: The Politics of Nutrition & The Great Reset

My guest today is Professor Frédéric Leroy. Working in bio-engineering Sciences and Applied Biological Science, Frédéric's research in the field of food science and (bio)technology is astounding. Frédéric's work primarily deals with many ecological aspects and functional roles of bacterial communities in (fermented) foods, with a focus on the role of animal products in the diet. In our conversation, we discussed the politics behind nutrition, the EAT-Lancet Diet, the great reset, World...


HEALTHY BITE | The Hook Model and Becoming Indistractable

If you're a person who has ever struggled with focus, staying on task or prioritising your life, this Healthy Bite is for you. Listen to this week's Healthy Bite where I reflect on my conversation with Nir Eyal and his model of becoming indistractable.


Nir Eyal: How To Feel Less Distracted

Do you have trouble focusing or working without distraction? Well if so, this week’s episode is for you. I spoke with Nir Eyal. Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is the best-selling author of Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How To Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In our conversation, we explore behavioural design, what distraction means, and how to become 'Indistractable' - a term...


HEALTHY BITE | Why Is Life On Earth Taking Second Place To Fossil Fuel Companies

Today, in this Healthy Bite episode, I want to talk about how plastics dominate waste in the ocean. Tim Silverwood, an environmental activist and entrepreneur, took us on a fantastic voyage of his journey to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I thought I would also share with you some of those thoughts and some of those really great articles that came out in the same week that I had the pleasure of talking to Tim Silverwood.


Tim Silverwood: Ocean Impact Organisation & Take 3 for the Sea

Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Every year, it is estimated that about 8 million tons of plastic escape into the oceans from coastal nations. This kind of pollution not only affects marine wildlife, the food we consume but also has a huge lasting effect on the environment. My guest today is Tim Silverwood, who together with Nick Chiarelli, co-founded the Ocean Impact Organisation. Listen to our wonderful conversation as we tackle the issues of plastic pollution on our...


HEALTHY BITE | The War on Drugs, How’s It Going

The drug war goes far beyond arrests and incarceration. From education, housing, and employment to shaping public policy, we can see its impact on nearly every part of everyday life. Tune in as I reflect on the influence the war on drugs has had on the world since it began.


Paul Dillon: Drugs & Alcohol Education – A Lesson For Us All

It can be difficult to have a nuanced discussion about drugs and alcohol, let alone with our children. So who better than to discuss this idea with other than my guest this week, Paul Dillon. Paul has worked in the drug education field for almost 25 years. He is the Director and founder of DARTA and he is passionate about ensuring that the community has access to accurate and up-to-date alcohol and other drug information. In 2009, his book, Teenagers Alcohol and Drugs, was released by Allen...


HEALTHY BITE | The Pandemic As I Understand It To This Point

With some parts of Australia currently over two months into lockdown, this week's Healthy Bite is dedicated to breaking down the Pandemic As I Understand it Up To This Point. I reflect on my conversation earlier this week with Prof Robert Booy, infectious disease pediatrician who works at the University of Sydney in vaccinology, take a look at the impact COVID-19 has had on the world in the past 18 months and offer ways we can improve our own immune function to promote better long term...


Prof Robert Booy: Vaccinations, Herd Immunity, and the Delta Variant

My guest this week is Professor Robert Booy, an infectious diseases paediatrician who works at the University of Sydney in vaccinology, epidemiology and infectious diseases. In our conversation we discuss the varied perspectives on the pandemic, the delta variant, how vaccines work, AstraZeneca and clotting risks, along with what the future might look like when it comes to vaccine passports and achieving herd immunity.


HEALTHY BITE | Finding A Balance In Our Digital World

Welcome to another Healthy Bite. This week on the podcast, we released a wonderful episode with a psychologist, Jocelyn Brewer. Rather than detoxing and unplugging from technology, her approach is more on the intelligent and intentional use and conscious consumption of our devices. Tune in as we tackle more about digital media and its effect on people. I also want to share with you this book by Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Minds.


Jocelyn Brewer: Digital Nutrition, Technology Addiction, and Screenagers

Jocelyn Brewer is a registered psychologist who is changing the way we think about how we use digital technology. Her philosophy of “digital nutrition” aims to optimise your wellbeing and improve your digital literacy online and advocates tips for better cyberpsychological health. In this fascinating conversation, we explore the benefits and challenges of digital technology, the effect of screen time on teenagers, the ‘digital disinhibition effect”, digital nutrition and digital superfoods...


HEALTHY BITE | The Journey of Food Predigestion and Digestion

Today, in this Healthy Bite episode, I want to talk about the journey of food predigestion and digestion. Dr Pran Yoganathan took us on a fantastic voyage of when we put our food in our mouths, and what happens to it every step of the way. Tune in for a brief explanation and why it's important for you to know those things.


Dr Pran Yoganathan: Is The Gut The Second Brain?

My guest today is Dr Pran Yoganathan, a gastroenterologist on a journey to empower his patients by using a philosophy of “food as medicine”. In our conversation we explore the role diet can play in combating co-morbidities, ask “how much protein do you actually need” for your age, discuss leaky gut syndrome, liver health, and more.


HEALTHY BITE | Public Health Messages Are Often Oversimplistic

Join me in this conversation as I discuss some of the highlights of my interview with Dr Leland Stillman. And how he reminded me of the importance of sunlight.


Dr Leland Stillman: Light Therapy, Circadian Rhythms & Melatonin

This week, I spoke with Dr Leland Stillman, an Integrative and Functional Medicine Physician based in Orlando Florida. In our conversation, we explored the impacts of environmental medicine on health, the benefits and potentialities of light therapy, infrared Light and melatonin.


HEALTHY BITE | Focusing on Immune Function Backed by Science

I want to talk about Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. There is one thing this focuses on: Ensuring that we have all the right nutrients for those processes to continue optimally. And if that is the case, there's a very good chance that you will enjoy good health. One of the things that I am hoping will emerge from this pandemic is a new focus on health care. On health, on immune function, on boosting immune function to be optimal because we need it not only to overcome the epidemic of...


Prof Ian Brighthope: Medicinal Cannabis & Nutritional and Integrative Medicine

In this episode, I spoke with Professor Ian Brighthope. Ian is the Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM) whose mission is to improve healthcare outcomes for all and to empower individuals to take control of their health and create a balanced life. Ian is also the founder of Entoura, an Australian medical cannabis manufacturer and educational company. In our conversation, we explore the benefits of studying nutritional and environmental medicine, the role and...


HEALTHY BITE | Why Are Public Health Messages So Confusing

Join me in this conversation as I discuss some of the issues that make those public health messages so confusing.