Season 2 Episode 5 Wholefoods in the home — Zanna Munro interview

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Welcome to Season 2, episode 5 on Wholefoods in the home. This week, in the last of the present season, The Real Food Chain’s Rich Bowden talks to nutritionist, journalist, food lover and Facebook Page owner Zanna Munro. In an interesting and thought-provoking interview conducted at Bissy’s cafe in Orange, NSW, Zanna talks about a wide range of health and wellbeing issues relating to wholefoods. She covers her own experiences, to such topics as gut health and the Mediterranean Diet. We’ve included the key moments and defining quotes below.

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Key quotes:

“I’m a big believer in: 1. Nourishing my body with the best foods 2. Self-care and self-love and 3. A holistic approach to treating the whole body.”

“Our bodies need water to flush toxins. One of the best ways to start the day is with a fresh glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice [and/or] apple cider vinegar.”

“More and more research is showing the link between gut health and mood [mental health].”

“Eating a wholefoods diet helps maintain a healthy weight.”

Key moments:

0.39: Zanna talks about her own journey and the importance of wholefoods nutrition.

1.46: The holistic approach to health (inc. food as medicine).

2.40: Food as energy.

3.20: The Western diet and sugar.

3.50: The health benefits of drinking water.

4.55: Zanna talks gut health.

5.20: Skin as an early indicator of the health of the gut.

5.58: Mood and gut health.

6.24: The benefits of fermented foods.

7.20: Gut health and inflammatory diseases.

8.06: The Mediterranean diet.

9.36: How nutrition needs change as we grow older.

10.07: Nutrition needs for children.

11.25: Zanna’s Facebook Page (Zan’s Giving Plate).

Zanna’s recommendations:

Melissa Ambrosoni podcast

Wellness Woman podcast

Luke Storey podcast

Louise Hay

The Grocer & Co Organics (source of healthy vegetables in Orange, NSW)

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Note:

Zanna discusses the need for senior people to eat foods that are easier to break down, due to the decrease in stomach acid as we age. Listeners may wish to research this claim further at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8612992

 

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Is the Mediterranean diet good for mental health?

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Can the Mediterranean diet boost mental as well as physical health? A new study would suggest so.

It’s a familiar story. You are confronted with a range of diets when you seek information on how to improve your health by changing your eating habits.  Some have scientific backing, others don’t. Some are based on the sensible consumption of wholefoods, others just concentrate on a fad “new” ingredient. Many of these are touted as the “next big thing” in wellness and weight loss, though most are eventually discredited as scientific studies reveal how lacking they really are. It’s more than annoying, as the hype that surrounds the false, money-spinning diets obscures the effectiveness of those that do work.

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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)”

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 3 Fermenting foods supplementary show

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Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 1 on Fermenting Foods. This show is the first in our supplementary series where co-hosts Rich Bowden and Jon Moore discuss topics of interest raised in a previous interview. This show we talk about the issues raised by fermenting food advocate and health food adept Susan Goodwin.

Listen as Jon talks about the history of fermenting foods, why it has played such a big part in our culture and the availability of knowledge about fermenting techniques.

Key quote:

“It’s like the difference between [shop-bought white bread] and homemade sourdough. It’s real food.”

 

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