Season two, episode one — Wholefoods at home (Intro)

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Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 2 on whole foods in the home. This week The Real Food Chain’s co-hosts Rich Bowden and Jon Moore wrap up Season One on fermented foods and look forward to what we will cover in Season Two. Jon talks about how the updated concept of the square metre garden can help people looking at eating more wholefoods (but want to keep it affordable) and Rich talks about what he learned in Season One on fermenting foods. Continue reading “Season two, episode one — Wholefoods at home (Intro)”

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Season 1 Episode 4 — Christine Corner interview

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Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 1 on Fermenting Foods. This week the RFC’s Rich Bowden talks to Christine Corner, founder of fermented foods company Crave Natural. Listen as Christine talks about her own health problems that led her to trying probiotic-rich food as an alternative, as well as how ordinary folk like you and me can benefit from such products as sauerkraut and kefir. Continue reading “Season 1 Episode 4 — Christine Corner interview”

Season 1 Episode 2 — Susan Goodwin interview

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Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 1 on Fermenting Foods. This show we talk to fermenting food advocate and health food adept Susan Goodwin and ask her about her experience starting off with making kefir and the change in attitude to probiotics in the North Coast of NSW over the past few decades.

Susan gives some great advice for families looking to introduce a better gut health diet, talks about the health benefits of probiotics and the change a small amount of kefir has done to her grandson’s health. Continue reading “Season 1 Episode 2 — Susan Goodwin interview”

Episode 1.1 — The Real Food Chain — Fermented Foods Intro

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Welcome to Season 1 Episode 1 of The Real Food Chain!

In this episode your co-host Rich Bowden talks about the majesty and tradition of fermented foods, through the eloquent words of author Jennifer McGruther (The Nourished Kitchen) and activist, author and fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz (Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation).

That the essence of fermentation is transformation is a theme constantly explored by these advocates in their work and their words reflect the link that fermentation gives us to our forebears and their food culture. However far more than a convenient method of preserving the harvest, fermentation encourages the growth of probiotics which have such an important role to play in our gut health and overall wellbeing.

Episode 1.1 marks the start of our new way of categorising “seasons” for you our listeners. Over the course of a month we’ll bring you episodes on a particular with a wrap up with your co-hosts Jon and Rich at the end. This first season is on fermenting foods, its uses in the home and the way you can easily make fermented foods to enhance your diet. Continue reading “Episode 1.1 — The Real Food Chain — Fermented Foods Intro”

We are what we absorb

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One of the key concepts that EMUWellness founder Mel Blundell outlined in her informative interview with The Real Food Chain’s Jon Moore in episode three of our podcast was that “we are more than we eat, we are what we absorb”.

In other words, it’s as much our body’s ability to absorb nutrients as it is about the food we consume. So how did Melinda spell this out to our listeners? In particular, what is the cause and symptoms of leaky gut syndrome? Continue reading “We are what we absorb”