Food Matters Podcast podcast

Food Matters Podcast

James Colquhoun

Welcome to the FOOD MATTERS Podcast! Bringing you game-changing health and wellness information, tips, tricks, and healthy hacks on all things nutrition, detoxing, weight loss, mindfulness, sleep, gut health, beauty, alternative healing, spiritual wellbeing, transformation, and more! This podcast is home to the best interviews with leading doctors, nutritionists, fitness experts, and thought leaders of the world who collectively share their wisdom and knowledge. Join host James Colquhoun as he cracks the code on what it truly means to live a healthy, vibrant, and uplifting life free from the corporations that profit from our health. Discover more at

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    How To Eat To Save Your Life with John Robbins


    What impact is your diet really having? Are the foods you eat harmful, or could they be saving your life? We are facing a growing epidemic of diet-related chronic diseases and a climate change crisis, both of which are linked to high meat consumption. What we eat impacts our health and the health of our children. But its impact is much bigger than that. It also affects the entire planet. The truth is, you can actually make a big difference to your health and the planet and it starts with your knife and fork. In this incredible conversation with John Robbins you’ll discover the flaws with mainstream nutrition advice, how to eat less meat and more plants, and ways you can make more conscious food choices. John Robbins has written 9 books, selling more than 3 million copies including the game-changing book Diet for a New America. With his son and colleague Ocean, John serves as co-host and co-founder of Food Revolution Network and is the star of an upcoming documentary that we’re very, very excited about. In this week's episode with John Robbins, you’ll discover: The flaws with mainstream nutrition advice. Ways to bring more plant-based foods into your diet. How our current meat consumption is impacting our health and the planet more broadly. How the modern diet is leading to higher rates of disease. Foods to avoid and include to combat inflammation Simple ways you can make more conscious food choices. And much, much more. This conversation with John is insightful, shocking, and inspiring, and amid uncertainty, he gives us hope for the future. If you’re ready to turn over a new leaf in life, this is the podcast for you. Episode resources: Watch Transcendence documentary series featuring John Robbins (film) Learn more about John Robbins (website) Learn more about Food Revolution Network (website) Diet for a New America (book) Top 6 sources of plant-based protein (article) 7 nutrients you may be missing on a plant-based diet (article) Simple ways to eat more veggies (article) 50 ways to shop healthy on a budget (article)   If you enjoyed this podcast, please share it with your friends and family on social media or leave a comment. We'd love to hear from you, and hear about your experience with eating more plants and making more conscious food choices.
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    How to Make Your Dream Life a Reality with Kristina Karlsson


    What would you do if you couldn’t fail? It’s the question that drives Kristina Karlsson, the dreamer behind Swedish-design stationery company Kikki K, which went from an idea at 3 a.m. to her opening 100 stores across the globe. Kristina is endlessly passionate about helping people like you to create their dream life and today we're going to talk about how she got started on the work that she does today, the importance of having a dream, and how you too can turn your dreams into reality. In today’s conversation, together we explore the relationship between values, dreams, and purpose, and how one of Kristina’s greatest visions has helped to give back to schools in Zimbabwe. She balances her self-doubt with big dreams and is on a mission to inspire one million others to do the same. In this week's episode with Kristina Karlsson you’ll discover: Kristina's radical story and her 3 am list. Kristina's top 4 tips for success. Top questions to ask yourself when listing out your dreams. The beauty of giving back and one woman's mission to inspire. How negative self-talk could be holding you back. Using self-care and self-love to serve your dreams. Kristina's morning ritual. How to align your life with your values. This episode is set to inspire you to let go of the limiting beliefs holding you back and start to make your dream life your reality. You have everything you need inside of yourself - now go! Episode resources: Watch Transcendence Documentary Series (website) Learn more about Kristina Karlsson (Instagram) Your Dream Life Starts Here (book) Tererai Trent Organization (website) The Demartini Value Determination Process (website) The Food Matters Guide to Mastering Your Morning (guide) If you enjoyed this podcast, please share it with your friends and family on social media or leave a comment. We'd love to hear from you, and hear about your experience with setting goals and chasing after your dreams.
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    How to Rewire Your Brain for Self-Healing With Dr. Joe Dispenza


    Did you know that you can use the power of the mind to heal? This is exactly what this week’s podcast guest did after a horrific biking accident that nearly left him paralyzed. The brain is our most incredible organ and it’s capable of so much, perhaps even more than we could have ever imagined. And with the right knowledge, it can be rewired to undertake the kind of self-healing that even modern medicine isn’t capable of. Dr. Joe Dispenza is the living example of everything he teaches. He is someone who went from being in the prime of his life to questioning if he will ever walk again - in a single moment. His injury was one that changed his life forever and paved the way to a new way of thinking. He is now the world-leading expert in rewiring your brain to help you heal from the inside out. In this interview, Dr. Joe will walk you through the methodologies and the concept of emotional healing, how our thoughts and feelings are the vocabularies of the brain, and how we can actively control these to mobilize our body’s natural healing capacity. Dr. Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, and New York Times, bestselling author. As a lecturer and educator, he is passionate about the potential that each of us has for greatness and unlimited abilities - if we allow them. In this week's episode with Joe you’ll discover: About the injury that changed his life and why he decided to heal himself without medical intervention. The science of quite literally changing your mind and how you can do it yourself. How he reconstructed his entire body using the power of the mind. The negative effect of the body's stress response. How to open up the doors of possibility to answer the questions that aren’t available in a textbook or online. And much, much more. This incredibly transformational episode is packed with groundbreaking science and real, tangible ways to help heal. Now it’s time to put them to work. Episode resources: Learn more about Dr. Joe Dispenza (website) Watch Transcendence documentary series (film) Learn why doctors are prescribing meditation before medication (article) 7 ways meditation affects the body (article) How to have a happy mind (article) Guided meditation for anxiety, stress & overwhelm (video) 5 ways to eases anxiety (article) How to treat depression naturally (wellness guide) If you enjoyed this podcast, please share it with your friends and family on social media or leave a comment. We'd love to hear from you, and hear about your experience with using the brain to heal.
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    The Powerful Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet with Ocean Robbins


    The Powerful Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet with Ocean Robbins What exactly is inflammation, and how do the foods we eat play a role in it? In this episode with Ocean Robbins, our conversation centers around an anti-inflammatory diet, the overwhelming health benefits of this lifestyle, and the top foods to eat to support it. Ocean explores the key factors that contribute to inflammation and, if left unaddressed, the long-term implications of chronic cases. It surprises people to know that inflammation is actually a naturally occurring reaction in the body. This process allows the body to heal itself when we get a cut, bump, or bruise. What isn’t normal, or isn’t ideal, is long-term chronic inflammation. Our bodies aren’t built to withstand that kind of pressure, and often this results in the development of chronic disease. That’s why it’s essential that we begin to shift towards an anti-inflammatory diet. Ocean Robbins is a passionate advocate of food as medicine. Alongside his father, John Robbins, he is the founder of Food Revolution Network, an online-based education and advocacy-driven organization committed to healthy, ethical, sustainable food for all. In this week's episode with Ocean Robbins, you’ll discover: The key lifestyle and nutritional factors that contribute to inflammation. How inflammation is actually a natural response from the immune system to protect the body. How to combat and prevent chronic inflammation through nutrition (no drugs necessary). Ocean's top 7 foods to fight inflammation and the best plant-based source of omega-3s. Plus, so much more.   Episode resources: Learn more about Food Revolution Network (website) Discover anti-inflammatory recipes and meal plans in the Clean Eating Program (program). Read Ocean’s best-selling book, 31 Day Food Revolution, (book) Order John Robbins’ book, Diet For A New America (book) Throughout this conversation, you’ll begin to understand why inflammation is one of the most talked-about topics in the industry, and you’ll learn real, tangible ways to heal.
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    How To Stop Stress Eating & Kick Bad Habits for Good with Marc David


    Stress eating is a habit that many of us are all too familiar with. But in times of need, it makes sense right? We typically reach for the foods that bring us comfort. The issue arises when we find ourselves in periods of prolonged, chronic stress, with food being our savior. That’s when it becomes a habit that we need to take a deeper look at. In this week's episode with Marc David, we’re doing exactly that. Marc is the Founder and primary teacher of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. He's a leading visionary, teacher, and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic, groundbreaking, and bestselling books Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. For more than three decades Marc has paved the way in eating psychology and nutrition and I'm excited to talk to him today about: The importance of our relationship with food and its impact on our highest potential. The impact of stress on our appetite, digestion, and overall health. Common causes of emotional eating (e.g. binge eating) and how to identify them. How the Slow Down diet works and its relation to stress impact. The physiological impacts of fast eating. Roadblocks to having a healthy relationship with food & everlasting self-love. The interconnection between beauty & confidence. And so much more!    Episode resources:   Learn more about Marc David (website) Watch the trailer for Hungry for Change (film) You can discover Arielle Ford’s bestselling book, Wabi Sabi Love (book) Discover the ultimate transformational food experience with our signature Clean Eating Program (guided program)   I know that the Food Matters community has struggled with stress eating in the past, and with uncertain times like these, I knew Marc would have some sage wisdom to share. I hope you benefit from this conversation as much as I did.
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    The Connection Between Digestion, Stress & Weight with Jon Gabriel


    There are so many factors that can impact our weight and our health. Poor food choices and lack of movement are two of the key factors which can lead to weight gain. We believe that the best way to achieve natural, sustainable weight loss is by using a holistic approach that encompasses nourishing foods, movement & mindfulness. If you use these three key pillars in harmony, not only will you lose weight, you’ll also feel happier, healthier, and more energetic. But did you know that there is a connection between digestion, stress, and weight gain? In this episode of The Food Matters Podcast, you’ll be learning about how external and internal factors in your life could be negatively impacting your digestive health and how this is connected to your weight.  If there’s anyone uniquely qualified to speak to this subject, it’s repeat guest, and bestselling author Jon Gabriel. Jon was lethargic, exhausted, overwhelmed, and led himself on a massive journey of weight loss - more than 220 lbs using the powers of meditation and visualization. This was now 16 years ago, and since this, Jon has been inspiring others to take the simple steps to lasting change. In this week's episode with Jon Gabriel you’ll discover: The incredible true story behind how Jon shed a remarkable 220 pounds over a 2 year period. The impact of starvation on weight gain and weight management, and the role of stress in this cycle. How a good microbiome is KEY to health and KEY to weight loss and the science behind it. How to shift your focus to health instead of weight loss PLUS the foods our microbiome crave. How incorporating visualizations into your daily practice can benefit you and help you achieve your weight loss goals. And much, much more.     Episode resources: Job Gabriel's annual 21-day meditation for weight loss challenge (website) How to Change Your Universe by Jon Gabriel (book) Hungry for Change (film) Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe (book) Food Matters weight loss guide (guide) 6 types of stress & how they affect your weight (article) Food Matters stress reduction guide (guide) 10-minute guided visualization for weight loss (video) You can also get the latest Food Matters Podcast episodes straight to your inbox by signing up here.   Thank you so much for listening. This week’s conversation may forever change the way you think about weight loss and I would love to hear how this has challenged your thoughts or inspired you in the comments below!
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    Natural Ways to Banish Wrinkles with Therese Kerr


    There is more pressure than ever before to look a certain way! And the secret to a youthful, fresh appearance is the billion-dollar question our society is desperate to find the answer to.  One of the things we’ve learned along the way in our years of being in the natural health profession is that what you put in your body matters, but so does what you put on your body. In this episode of The Food Matters Podcast, I'm excited to be chatting to a very special woman, Therese Kerr, on how we can naturally boost our glow and radiance without succumbing to the pressure of the beauty industry to buy the latest magic potion.  Therese is a visionary, author, public speaker, and creator of the Divine Company which is a premium and organic Australian skincare company. She is the beautiful mother of the famous supermodel Miranda Kerr and Therese has also been voted one of Australia's top 50 most influential women... and for good reason!   A major health scare in 2002, forced Therese to start researching chemicals in day-to-day consumer products and food items and she was shocked at what she discovered. This was the turning point that sparked her career change and passion to incite positive change.  In this week's episode with Therese Kerr you’ll discover: Therese’s holistic approach to health and graceful aging.  Strategies to adopt to prevent and reverse wrinkles and bags under your eyes. The formation of skin conditions, pimples, psoriasis, and blemishes, plus how to treat them. How to support the detoxification of the skin. How to include dry brushing into your beauty routine. What led Therese and Miranda to create Kora and The Divine Company.  The difference between organic and certified organic.  Top harmful chemicals in many cosmetic products that should be avoided. The lack of regulation in the beauty and cosmetic products industry. The harmful effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The link between toxicity in the body and obesity.  Best plant-based oils for the skin.  How what we put on our skin affects our gut health.  I hope this conversation inspires your beauty routine, whether it’s making a change or continuing your journey. If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with your friends and family on social media or leave a comment, we'd love to hear from you, and hear about your experience with switching to organic and natural products. 
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    Episode 28: The Pathway to Finding Peace of Mind with Reverend Michael Beckwith


    We are living in a high-tech, low-touch society that’s driven by attainment and consumerism. We have reached a point of spiritual bankruptcy, that has left us intentionless in our actions, deficit of attention, and ultimately unhappy. What does it really mean to be happy, and to reach spiritual enlightenment? This question has been discussed since the beginning of time. Often seen as the ‘Buddhist Ideal’, the ways in which we can achieve spiritual enlightenment have been debated and contested. It’s a conversation filled with wisdom and questions about our human nature, a topic we’re always eager to hear more of. In this extended interview from Season 2 of Transcendence, Reverend Michael Beckwith, founder of the Agape Spiritual Center, imparts his wisdom on how we can raise our vibrational frequency and return to a state of contentment. A place where we radiate, shine, give, and share our unique and innate gifts with the world.
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    The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition with Dietitian McKel Hill


    Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is one of the most powerful steps you can take to improve your health, boost energy levels, and prevent chronic disease. And transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle should be fun and enjoyable, but there are also some key conditions to keep in mind. Whether you are just wanting to add more plant-based foods to your diet or go completely vegan, McKel Hill is here to share your expertise and insight into how to make the change. In this episode, join James as he chats with McKel Hill from Nutrition Stripped about her journey to eating more plant-based foods, how to make sure you’re getting enough micronutrients, and her favorite, most nutrient-dense plant-based foods. Mckel Hill is a nutritionist, dietician, author, and influencer. She is the founder of Nutrition Stripped where she outpours her passion for clean eating and getting more plant-based foods in order for people to be their own health advocate and know how good being healthy can feel. In this week's episode with McKel Hill you’ll discover: McKel's journey to a plant-based lifestyle. Important factors to consider when going plant-based living. Key macro and micro-nutrients to be aware of when going plant-based. The number one mistake most people make when going plant-based. The useful exercise of journaling and keeping a food log. Food combining and supplementing with protein powder. Complete plant-based protein sources. Top 3 plant-based foods McKel recommends eating and her top 3 foods to avoid. Practical tips for getting started with a plant-based lifestyle. McKel's favorite nutritious dishes and snacks.
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    The Truth about Sugar, Fat & What Is a Healthy Diet with Dr. Mark Hyman


    It’s time to take back our health, starting with our food. Food is information and when you eat the right foods, it gives your body the right information. Increasing evidence also shows that food is the most powerful “drug” we have not only to prevent, but also to reverse, many chronic illnesses. In this episode of The Food Matters Podcast, you will learn from one of the best minds in the nutrition industry. Dr. Mark Hyman believes that we all deserve a life of vitality and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. In this week's episode with Dr. Mark Hyman you’ll discover: The truth about the food industry and how it is driving the health, economic, and environmental crisis. The role of food and disease, and the key drivers of the diseases we see today. The frightening facts about sports drinks. The truth about fat and different types to include and avoid. The importance of the gut microbiome and foods to eat for a healthy microbiome. Effects of gluten, coeliac disease, and gluten sensitivities, plus how to avoid them. Foods to eat, and foods to avoid for optimal health. Mark’s message to the world. And much, much more.

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