20 episodes

Hosted by medical doctor, public health expert, VicHealth CEO and foodie Dr Sandro Demaio, this podcast takes a look at the science and research behind today's buzzwords, current trends and common myths around health and wellbeing. Follow Dr Sandro as he speaks to community heroes, health specialists, and everyday humans about what it means to eat well, be active and stay socially connected. There'll also be time dedicated to help answer your questions.

Season 1: All about food

Season 2: Life during COVID-19

Season 3: A new health beginning

In Good Health Sandro Demaio

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.2 • 81 Ratings

Hosted by medical doctor, public health expert, VicHealth CEO and foodie Dr Sandro Demaio, this podcast takes a look at the science and research behind today's buzzwords, current trends and common myths around health and wellbeing. Follow Dr Sandro as he speaks to community heroes, health specialists, and everyday humans about what it means to eat well, be active and stay socially connected. There'll also be time dedicated to help answer your questions.

Season 1: All about food

Season 2: Life during COVID-19

Season 3: A new health beginning

    What's in Season?

    What's in Season?

    How do we know what's in season and how to enjoy it? In this episode, we talk to Alice Zaslavsky and unpack the many benefits of eating seasonally, how we can best identify different fruits and vegetables in season, as well as a few cooking tips for Spring vegies along the way.

    Show notes:
    This interview was recorded during the current Victorian Coronavirus outbreak, in line with the Victorian Government's COVID public health advice.

    •To help find fruits and vegies that are currently in season check out the Australian Seasonal Food Guide

    To find out more information on the topics discussed in today's episode, check out our blogs on the VicHealth website:

    •Healthy eating resources about coronavirus: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/search/healthy-eating-covid-19
    •Healthy food without breaking the budget:https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/eating-healthy-food-on-a-budget

    • 26 min
    Am I addicted to my phone?

    Am I addicted to my phone?

    How can we best use technology without being absorbed by it? In this episode, we talk with Dr Megan Lim to discuss the benefits and impacts of technology on our health, as well as some practical tips on what balancing screen time actually looks like.

    Show notes:

    •Beyond Blue has a dedicated portal for those seeking mental and emotional support related to the pandemic: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/
    •For Victorians, up-to-date Coronavirus health information is available at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
    •To find out more information on the topics discussed in today's episode, check out our blogs on the VicHealth website:
    •How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/mental-health-coronavirus
    •Ten go-to mental health organisations for young people: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/ten-go-to-mental-health-organisations-for-young-people
    •Mental health and wellbeing tips for parents with teenagers: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/mental-health-and-wellbeing-tips-for-parents-with-teenagers
    •What is social media envy and how can we overcome it: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/what-is-social-media-envy-and-how-can-you-overcome-it
    •Why sleep is so important in the time of coronavirus: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/coronavirus-and-sleep
    •Why is positive news so important for our wellbeing: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/why-is-positive-news-so-important-for-our-wellbeing

    • 32 min
    Understanding loneliness

    Understanding loneliness

    Why do we feel lonely and what does meaningful connection actually mean? In this episode, Dr Michelle Lim and Dr Sandro unpack loneliness, while also providing tips for building and maintaining meaningful connections as we navigate life through COVID.

    Show notes:

    •If you are feeling in crisis or at risk, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call 000
    •Beyond Blue has a dedicated portal for those seeking mental and emotional support related to the pandemic: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/
    •For Victorians, up-to-date Coronavirus health information is available at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

    • 32 min
    Season 3 teaser trailer

    Season 3 teaser trailer

    Hosted by medical doctor, public health expert, VicHealth CEO and foodie Dr Sandro Demaio, this podcast takes a look at the science and research behind today's buzzwords, current trends and common myths around health and wellbeing. Follow Dr Sandro for season 3 as he speaks to community heroes, health specialists, and everyday humans about what it means to eat well, be active and stay socially connected.

    • 1 min
    A brief word on masks

    A brief word on masks

    Masks and face coverings are now mandatory for anyone in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire when leaving their homes. Dr Sandro answers all your questions on why masks can help us fight the pandemic, which masks are best to use, how to care for them and more.

    Show notes:

    This episode was recorded on July 25, 2020.

    Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services has released this guide on how to make your own cloth face masks: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19#how-can-i-make-a-cloth-mask

    For Victorian listeners, find up to date information on coronavirus here: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

    • 15 min
    Healthy at home: New connections, New Horizons

    Healthy at home: New connections, New Horizons

    In the final episode of our coronavirus series, we reflect on what we've learned from seeing communities come together to support each other during the pandemic. Dewi talks with Isolaid Festival's Emily Ulman and COVID19-EAD's Henry Le about the work they've been doing to help workers in the music and hospitality industries, respectively, and Dr Sandro learns about the solace that shared digital spaces can bring in the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

    Show notes:

    •To ask Dr Sandro a question or give us feedback, follow him on instagram.com/sandrodemaio or twitter.com/sandrodemaio
    •Stream the Isolaid Festival at isolaidfestival.com or instagram.com/isolaidfestival
    •To learn more about the work of COVID19-EAD go to covid19ead.com.au
    •If you are feeling in crisis or at risk, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call 000
    •Beyond Blue has a dedicated portal for those seeking mental and emotional support related to the pandemic: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/
    •For Victorians, up-to-date Coronavirus health information is available at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

    Thanks to mindfulness teacher Hayley McKenzie from Half Moon Mindfulness & Meditation and physio Rohan Singleton from Back in Motion, Northcote, for their contributions.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

V is 44 ,

Easy to digest listening

What a fab and comprehensive podcast series.
Thank you!

Miniminson ,

Everyone needs to Listen to this

Health has always been an incredibly important aspect of my life in maintaining a extraordinary healthy lifestyle so when I started having mental health issues and couldn’t work out why the last thing I thought it could be was because of my gut. Listening to this podcast has opened up a new realm of understanding for me, I hope it does for everyone in understanding the mind-body-GUT connection. Hearing about how the gut can affect the brain and therefore our mental health was like listening to how my life has played out in the last 12 months. In my own experience I contracted a parasite 3 years ago and it has slowly attacked my body and lastly my mind. I thought I was crazy, I tried everything, I was misdiagnosed numerous times. At my darkest point I couldn’t understand why I was feeling so low, and why there was no answer. Now I know that there is truth in it, the evidence and science needs to catch up to what we have all understood for so long about what is a healthy diet; we need change.
Because this connection to our diet to our happiness is real and we all need to start talking abut it more.

Ellinoz ,

Companiable and Fascinating

I’m loving this podcast and enjoying the wide range of topics and the way complicated health and science information is being made accessible. Keep up the great work. Thanks!

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