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 foodmatters.com/podcast.
How to Rebalance Your Digestion Naturally Using Herbs & Spices with Chara Caruthers
Do you know what’s going on in your body? And I mean, deeply understand?
It’s probably difficult without a microscope, but there’s an ancient healing modality that offers insights into the inner workings of our bodies and offers natural, holistic solutions to heal. It’s called Ayurveda, and it’s an ancient system of medicine that’s been recently gaining widespread attention. It aims to preserve health and wellness by keeping the mind, body, and spirit in balance and preventing disease rather than simply treating it.
Chara Caruthers is a leader in this field of healthcare. Chara Caruthers is a passionate advocate of the power of living your bliss. She’s a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and Ayurvedic consultant with a clear and powerful message... Know Yourself, Love Yourself. And she’s so excited to share it with you.
In this week's episode with Chara you’ll discover:
The origin and foundations of Ayurveda and why it is more relevant now than ever. The healing power of herbs and spices, plus the top herbs to include in your diet. The importance of good digestion and rebalancing your doshas. How Ayurveda ties in with the yogic philosophy for holistic health. And much, much more. This week’s conversation with Chara is illuminating and inspiring as she gives you the tools to take your health back into your own hands. It’s valuable for each and every one of us, from those living with chronic conditions to those just needing a sprinkle of empowerment.
Discover our A-Z Nutrient Guide here (eBook) Learn more about Chara Caruthers (website) Ayurveda and dosha types for beginners (article) 10 healing spices every kitchen should stock (article) How Ayurveda can help you heal (article) Ginger turmeric shot (recipe) Learn how to keep your spices fresher, longer (article) Discover Transcendence 2, Episode 4: Healing Herbs & Sacred Medicine (film) 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 adding herbs and spices into your cooking.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I’m loving the podcasts. Each morning on my run, I’ll listen to one and it sets me up for the day. Thank you James, you are inspirational!
I have never resonated with something as much as what I find with James and his interviews. I think only self improvement can come from them and healthy living tips. I love hearing them and look forward to Monday’s
Insightful and informative
Fantastic podcasts with insightful interviews.