Plant Based Kick Starter - Mini Podcast Series
In this mini series I interview specialists in behaviour change, plant-based nutrition, metabolic disease and digestive health. If you're considering the transition to an entirely, or predominantly plant-based diet for the sake of your health, weight or longevity then this series is for you!
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Listen to the show: here. Kat John is creator of the global ZEROFKS movement, she has a meditation app coming soon, she’s host of the REAL, RAW, RELATABLE podcast, a coach, keynote speaker and she runs workshops. She has been in the process of transitioning to a plant-based diet over many years and I truly believe that her experience will inspire you to do similar and most importantly, allow you to learn from her experience and the set backs. Kat is now thriving on a purely plant-based diet but that’s only because she decided to seek outside advice and get serious about her values driven decision to eat plant-based. You will also get a sense as to why Kat is such an incredible coach, she is unselfishly open to sharing and her energy is palpable. If you’re considering the transition to a predominantly or purely plant-based diet, listening to her experience with plant-based nutrition is an absolute must!
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Episode 2: Real Food for Digestive Health and the Optimal Plant-based Diet with Steph Lowe.
Listen to the show: here. Steph is a Nutritionist with an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science and a post graduate degree in Human Nutrition. She is the author of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition and The Real Food Athlete. She is also the founder of LCHF Reset, LCHF Endurance and The Natural Nutritionist which is a thriving clinic based in Melbourne, Australia. She is also the host of the Health, Happiness and Human Kind Podcast.
Steph is a wealth of knowledge on the subjects of digestive health and becoming fat adapted and I was thrilled that I could pick her brains on your behalf. In listening to this you will learn about what LCHF (lower carb, healthy fat) is, we break down the myths associated with a traditional LCHF plate and clarify what needs to be on there. Steph and I also discuss the importance of digestive health, she explains the link between the gut and mental health as well as the influence that gluten can have on digestive health. You may identify with some of the signs of a diet too high in carbohydrates and the signs of less than ideal digestive health. I hope you enjoy!
You can find her at:
W: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au and www.stephlowe.com
Episode 3: What it means to Become 'Fat Adapted' on a Plant-based Diet with Dr Will Cole.
Listen to the show: here. Dr. Will Cole is a leading Functional Medicine Practitioner (recently named in the top 50 in the United States), Doctor of Natural Medicine and Doctor of Chiropractic. He specialises in chronic disease and customising health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He works with individuals all around the world. He is author of Ketotarian, Intuitive Fasting and Inflammation Spectrum. In this discussion Dr Cole shares the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet that also prioritises anti-inflammatory fats. You will learn why becoming ‘fat adapted’ is such an important decision for your hormonal health and metabolic health as well as the foods and lifestyle practices that will help you to get there, including intermittent fasting. Dr Cole’s knowledge bank is seemingly limitless and I can’t wait for you to listen to this discussion.
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Episode 4: Dr Mary Barson on 'why it’s not fats fault’ and so much more!
Listen to the show: here. Dr Mary Barson is a General Practitioner with particular interests in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and Mind-Body Medicine. She has undertaken additional training in Medical Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Stress Management, Children’s Health, Palliative Medicine as well as Lifestyle Medicine and Nutritional and Integrative Medicine, including training in injectable nutrients. Mary explains in detail the role of insulin in the body, the dangers of excess insulin and how the dietary and lifestyle choices we make influence insulin. She explains that this era of lifestyle diseases such as overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease 'is not fat's fault’ and goes into detail about why fats are in-fact crucial to the diet and our health. We also hear from Mary on the key lab tests to review in order to accurately assess your risk for metabolic and cardiovascular disease.
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