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Talking Clean with Irene is a show about how to kick the toxins out of your life and live a more natural and sustainable lifestyle. On the show, we talk to scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs and the creators behind the beautiful organic brands we love. Hosted by Irene Falcone, clean-living expert and Founder of Nourished Life.

Talking Clean with Irene Irene Falcone from Nourished Life

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.9, 219 Ratings

Talking Clean with Irene is a show about how to kick the toxins out of your life and live a more natural and sustainable lifestyle. On the show, we talk to scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs and the creators behind the beautiful organic brands we love. Hosted by Irene Falcone, clean-living expert and Founder of Nourished Life.

    You wouldn't believe what you could recycle

    You wouldn't believe what you could recycle

    Tom Szaky is the founder and CEO of Terracycle, an innovative waste management company on a mission to make a difference in the world by improving our global waste problem. With Tom's entrepreneurial mindset, he developed innovative programs to help consumers and businesses recycle (and upcycle) difficult to recycle products such as coffee capsules and toothbrushes.

     

    Key Takeaways:
    Tom provides insight on how most items are recyclable, but it often comes down to economics. Big businesses could potentially lose money from recycling and it is cheaper for them to forgo recycling altogether. TerraCycle works to secure funding from brands, manufacturers and retailers in order to develop free recycling programs for the public.
    TerraCycle work to integrate waste back into new products, for example creating new packaging for products out of plastic found in our oceans and waterways.
    TerraCycle is working with local brands in Australia to get them to recycle their own packaging through a model called Loop. Woolworths will be one of the first companies to participate in the program.
    Not all glass and plastic are made equal. When choosing a product, try to choose glass that isn’t coloured (easier to recycle) and rigid plastics over soft plastics. When recycling a coloured product (like a coloured plastic shampoo bottle or a dark amber glass beer bottle), these materials can ONLY be recycled into a new item of the same or a darker colour.
    Nourished Life has partnered with TerraCycle to provide the option for customers to return their used product packaging to be recycled. Send your empty products to Nourished Life such as toothpaste tubes and we will send to TerraCycle to be recycled.

     

    Links and resources:
    https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/terracycle.html
    https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU


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    • 31 min
    Is Certified Organic really all that different?

    Is Certified Organic really all that different?

    Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Niki Ford, the CEO of Australian Organic. This is a not-for-profit member-owned organization. It has become more and more relevant today as so many consumers are demanding information about the differences between organic and Certified Organic. Australia Organic works to make sure organic standards remain strong and in line with global export markets. Consumer awareness about organic food has increased these past few years and more than ever consumers need to be able to trust labels and logos while they are shopping.


    There is such a lot of information and disinformation around the topic with a bunch of non-certified products in the market purporting to be organic when they’re not. Let's try with Niki to put some light over that topic and to establish the truth behind this word: organic. What does this really mean? What are the Australians standards and what makes this label different from others?


    Key Takeaways:
    Australian Organic previously owned ACO but demerged from this 2 years ago and is now the industry peak body. The Bud Logo is still owned and operated by Australian Organic, allowing more brands and products to utilise the logo, as long as they adhere to all standards associated with this logo.
    To be Certified Organic, you need to comply to the organic standard and be certified by an approved certification body. There is a strict set of rules and guidelines around what you can and can’t do. Some examples of the guidelines are no GMO allowed, no synthetic pesticides or herbicides, and needs to have a high level of animal welfare.
    Cosmetics and personal care is far more complicated to certify than food goods. COSMOS which is the world’s largest organic standards has a very complicated process by which every ingredient is reviewed including the way it is extracted or derived.
    When something is Certified Organic, you know it has been proven to be safe. If something isn’t Certified Organic, it’s not that it’s harmful, it’s just that it’s not proven – therefore it takes the risk away for people and is the safest insurance policy that you are doing the best thing for your body. You can have a level of trust and comfort associated with the certification.
    Under the Australian Federal Law, anyone that is claiming Organic on their packaging that is getting exported to another country is required to be Certified Organic by law. Therefore, a consumer in an international market that is buying an Australia Certified product, that has been exported to their country, has more safety and certainty in knowing that the product is definitely organic than an Australian walking into a local store.  In Australia there is currently the ability to label something Organic without it being Certified.
    When transitioning to Organic, choose the things that are most important to you. Make sure you shop food by season as it is much cheaper that way. Transition slowly for your skincare and makeup, and be mindful of the process of detoxing your skin and body.

     

    Links and resources:
    https://austorganic.com/
    https://www.cosmos-standard.org/
    https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/products/certified-organic.html
    https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/products/australian-certified-organic.html


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    • 39 min
    I talk to Melissa Ambrosini about my mean girl

    I talk to Melissa Ambrosini about my mean girl

    Melissa Ambrosini is a wellness guru, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the bestselling author of the books Mastering Your Mean Girl and Open Wide, she hosts one of the top-rated podcasts, The Melissa Ambrosini Show. Her Mission is to inspire others to unlock their full potential and create the business and life of their dreams. I met Melissa about 10 years ago in a café in Bondi when we both started our business and I have been absolutely inspired by Melissa ever since. I think she is a wealth of knowledge and I am so happy to be sharing it with you all!

     

    Key takeaways:
    Melissa’s shares her tips on how to keep your energy up and feeling healthy and thriving, including her daily practices and self-care rituals. Concentrating on your mindset, what you tell yourself is what is going to manifest in your life.
    Women have between 60,000-80,000 thoughts a day which could primarily be negative, telling us we are flawed - we are responsible for reprogramming our beliefs and keeping our mindset in check. Using Melissa’s 3-step process can help with this (covered in her book & Ted Talk).
    When people are negative towards Melissa on social media, she considers whether there is any truth to what they are saying. However, she tries very hard not to care about what people think of her. She has zero tolerance towards bullying online or in person.
    Melissa and her husband had both done a lot of internal work and healing on themselves before they got together. In a relationship, there are three entities, the two partners and the “us”. While their relationship is in the spotlight on social media, Melissa is selective on what she shares, Nick overshares a little more. They concentrate on ensuring they both can shine within their relationship, whilst sharing their gifts with the world.
    Melissa has been plant based and alcohol free for many years, makes her feel amazing. Even had an alcohol-free wedding! Irene has also been feeling great without drinking alcohol and eating a more plant-based diet. 

     

    Links and resources:
    https://melissaambrosini.com
    https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/healthy-living-books/3088479/mastering-your-mean-girl-melissa-ambrosini.html
    https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/healthy-living-books/3088435/open-wide-melissa-ambrosini.html
    https://www.ted.com/talks/melissa_ambrosini_how_your_inner_critic_is_holding_you_back
    https://www.nourishedlife.com.au

     

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    • 38 min
    Why I’m ‘plant-based’, not vegan.

    Why I’m ‘plant-based’, not vegan.

    I was absolutely blown away when I recently went plant-based! So naturally, I was very excited to talk to today's guest Robyn Chuter — naturopath, health counsellor and recipient of ‘Vegan Professional of the Year’ award. Robyn runs Empower Total Health, and her nutritional knowledge knows no bounds!

    I know the word ‘vegan’ is polarising, so I actually prefer the term ‘plant-based’. In today’s episode, we tackle the trendiness of veganism, the detrimental effects of meat-eating and the paranoia many ‘vegan-curious’ people have about iron and calcium deficiencies. Robyn also explains why we need vitamin B12 and how the vast majority of people with B12 deficiencies aren't actually eating a strictly plant-based diet! We talk about the rise of vegan food too, and how food manufacturers are capitalising on that buzzword — which means I might need to rethink all those ‘vegan’ chocolate-covered ice creams I’ve just popped in the fridge at Nourished Life HQ!

     

    Key takeaways:
    Robyn believes that most people don't need protein powders. She recommends that you spend your money on more fruits and vegetables so that you can get your protein from them instead.
    On a calorie-for-calorie basis, humans get far more absorbable calcium from vegetables such as kale, bok choy or broccoli than from drinking milk.
    Robyn states that most women notice that their period becomes lighter after going plant-based.
    Hate veggies? Robyn maintains that you’ll be surprised at how your taste preferences change once you switch to a diet rich in various fruits and vegetables.
    In just a few days of eating a plant-based diet, you can expect some significant shifts in your gut microbiome.

     

    Links and resources:
    https://empowertotalhealth.com.au/

     

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    • 28 min
    Elle Macpherson’s secret to vitality (it costs the same as a coffee!)

    Elle Macpherson’s secret to vitality (it costs the same as a coffee!)

    So, you guys know all about my journey with adrenal fatigue. But did you know that I have global supermodel and business sensation Elle Macpherson to thank for my renewed vitality? This inspirational wellness industry powerhouse and her supergreens have literally changed my life! And today, I get to ask Elle all about the magic formula that’s given me back my spark! Like me, Elle used to feel exhausted all the time, so she saw Nutritional Doctor Simone Laubscher who got her onto supergreens and a plant-based diet. Elle was so blown away by the results that she set about creating her now-famous WelleCo products that you guys love so much!

    You’ll hear it all from Elle herself (we’re now besties), so join us as we talk woman to woman about all the different ways you can use WelleCo powders as well as how she ensures her kids are getting enough vitamins and minerals. She also talks about how to use WelleCo Boosters and shares one of her secrets to looking and feeling great that I wasn’t expecting — lymphatic drainage!

    Something really important we discuss is supporting the immune system, so listen for Elle’s tips and tricks for keeping yourself and your family as protected as possible.

     

    Key takeaways:
    WelleCo The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens works on the mitochondria of the cells (Elle calls them the heartbeat of the cells) and when they’re functioning correctly, the body’s systems function properly.
    WelleCo The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens is a custom blend of ingredients that work together like an orchestra — the ingredients amplify the benefits of one another.
    Inside WelleCo products you can find ingredients like botanical herbs, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and adaptogens — all of the highest quality.
    To support your lymphatic system and get your lymph going, Elle recommends lying on your back and moving your legs as if you are cycling.
    The popular WelleCo glass caddy is gorgeous for a reason! Not only were these reusable containers developed before sustainability was popular (the glass protects the nutrients from heat and light), but they were also designed to be beautiful enough to sit on your counter, so you are reminded to use them daily.

     

    Links and resources:
    WelleCo on Nourished Life
    Elle’s chocolate mousse recipe
    Lymphatic Drainage practitioner in Australia trained by Elle’s practitioner

     

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    • 51 min
    How Carla Oates pioneered the inner beauty category

    How Carla Oates pioneered the inner beauty category

    I know how long you’ve all been waiting for this episode. And today, I’m delighted to be sharing my enlightening chat with the gorgeous Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef. Today, Carla explains exactly what makes her products stand out from all the other powders out there. Especially her hero product, the GLOW ADVANCED Inner Beauty Powder.

    Join us as we discuss all things gut and skin health, as well as the importance of inner beauty, lifestyle balance and wholefoods. Carla explains the origins of her products and the links between our microbiome and our mental and physical health. I finally get the low down on collagen and post-biotics. And ... Carla stresses the importance of gut health — your gut and microbiome regulate everything from brain health to metabolic and skin health. This is just such a fascinating chat with a dear friend, and I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

     

    Key takeaways:
    When you eat fermented foods, the nutrients become more bioavailable, as the bacteria has broken down the hard-to-digest proteins in the food.
    A leaky gut is a cause of inflammation in the body and is linked to lots of diseases. The Beauty Chef GUT PRIMER Inner Beauty Support is a great option for this tackling this.
    Carla firmly believes that a healthy and balanced lifestyle is the best thing we can do to nourish our microbiome.
    Gut health is connected to everything. 70% of your immune system is in your gut and 90% of your serotonin is made in your gut.
    Studies have shown that consumption of unfermented dairy is linked to acne, however fermented dairy is not.

     

    Links and resources:
    The Beauty Chef on Nourished Life

     

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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219 Ratings

P. Bloom ,

Love Irene from 100% Pure talk

This was a fantastic Podcast very informative and I learnt a lot. I have been transitioning to clean beauty and it’s so hard to know what some companies are claiming to be clean beauty then only to find that it’s not so clean .. very upsetting when you have layed out a lot off hard earned cash. Thank you for such fantastic information ❤️

Nettymoop ,

Naturopath episode was fantastic

I’ve been a fan of Nourished Life for a while so it was great to hear from Irene and her naturopath. I’ll be listening to this every week and posting questions. Thank you for such a great podcast!

*Rossi46* ,

Interesting & Informative

After becoming a new follower of Nourish Life on instagram I decided to listen to an episode of your podcast..fair to say, 7 episodes straight later, I’m enjoying tuning in and look forward to listening to more.
Fantastic!

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