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In Vibrant Lives Podcast your host, Amanda, interviews experts about healthy ways to eat, move and think, to help you live your vibrant life.

Vibrant Lives Podcast Amanda Hayes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

In Vibrant Lives Podcast your host, Amanda, interviews experts about healthy ways to eat, move and think, to help you live your vibrant life.

    How to deal with your clutter with Professional Organiser and Productivity Specialist, Sandra Lane

    How to deal with your clutter with Professional Organiser and Productivity Specialist, Sandra Lane

    Do you ever feel defeated by the clutter in your life? Where do you even start the decluttering process?
     
    The good news is that this week’s guest, Sandra Lane, is a Professional Organiser and Productivity Specialist and she shares with us some useful, practical tips to tackle that clutter - both physical and mental.
     
    Our discussion ranges from why we accumulate so much stuff and the negative impact all that stuff can have on our physical and mental wellbeing to the liberating and empowering feeling of taking steps to deal with clutter. Sandra talks us through how to deal with our clutter and what I liked most about this conversation is her practical focus. Not all of us can achieve the minimalist dream i.e. pack away all our earthly belongings into boxes only to liberate the exact thing we need, say a kitchen knife or a shoe, when we need it. Sandra’s approach is a realistic one for busy people in busy households. 
     
    We also talk about digital clutter, a problem so many of us face these days, and dealing with procrastination which, by the way, is not laziness or poor time management. 
     
    I hope you enjoy this episode; it is packed (but not cluttered) with so many helpful tips.
     
    PS My apologies for the random dog barks that I could not edit out. During the recording of this episode, it was raining heavily and my dog was scared.
     

    SANDRA LANE
    Sandra's website: https://organizationlane.com/
    Sandra's TEDx talk, The Real Cost of Clutter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ocDqkyHtc&t=14s
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    • 58 min
    Exploring some of the links between food and mood with Celeste Ferraris OLY

    Exploring some of the links between food and mood with Celeste Ferraris OLY

    I have been looking forward to my discussion with Celeste Ferraris OLY for a while now and it did not disappoint!
     
    Celeste is a Clinical Nutritionist with a special interest in the gut microbiome and how food affects mood. Celeste gives us a really good overview of the gut microbiome, what our gut bacteria do for us and what can happen when our bacteria is out of balance.
     
    Celeste’s current research for her PhD is about the association between a liking for salty foods and depression, stress and anxiety. It is a fascinating area including how we experience taste and how our neurotransmitters many be involved. In terms of future implications of Celeste’s research, alternation in taste may be used as a screening tool for mood disorders, like depression. Reliable, non-invasive screening tools are important as screening can lead to diagnosis and then treatment.
     
    We also discuss Celeste's Olympic and Commonwealth Games success as a synchronised swimmer. It may be one of the lesser known Olympic sports but I was fascinated to hear about it, especially the rigorous training regime involved.
     

    CELESTE FERRARIS OLY
    Celeste's website: https://celesteferraris.com
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Achieving what matters in your life with oncologist turned executive and personal coach, Dr Tabitha Healey

    Achieving what matters in your life with oncologist turned executive and personal coach, Dr Tabitha Healey

    How do we know what matters in our lives and how do we achieve what matters?
     
    This week’s guest, Dr Tabitha Healey, helps people identify what matters to them and sets them on a path to achieving it. After 20 years as a medical oncologist, for reasons you’ll learn in our discussion, Tabitha switched careers and became an Executive, Leadership and Wellbeing Coach and a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
     
    Tabitha has looked after people at their most vulnerable, she’s tended to people near death and learned some valuable life lessons throughout which she shares with us and which inform her coaching business. We learn about the importance of self-care and how that can look, how to set boundaries around using our time and why that is important.
     
    The burgeoning area of medical hypnosis is a true passion for Tabitha. The application is vast from treating anxiety and chronic pain, helping people to quit smoking to dealing with trauma. The more we learn about the power of the human brain, the more adept we become at channeling that power. Totally fascinating! 
     DR TABITHA HEALEY
    Small moments, Big lives: https://www.tabithahealey.com
    Glo Clinical Hypnosis: https://www.glohypnosis.com.au
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
    Huberman Lab podcast: https://hubermanlab.com
    Work Smart hypnosis podcast: https://worksmarthypnosis.com/podcasts/
    Feel Better Live More podcast with Dr Rangan Chatterjee: https://drchatterjee.com/blog/category/podcast/
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Eating insects - sustainable farming using insects as fodder with Dr Kristy Digiacomo

    Eating insects - sustainable farming using insects as fodder with Dr Kristy Digiacomo

    Eating insects is not new; in many cultures insects have traditionally made up an important component of people's diets supplying protein and good fats. What is an emerging area of scientific research though, is using insects as fodder for production animals.
     
    My guest this week, Senior Research Scientist Dr Kristy Digiacomo, is very well acquainted with her research subjects, black soldier flies. Kristy entertainingly talks us through how the larvae of these flies, fed on food waste, can be converted into high quality fodder for production animals and it seems they find it delicious!
     
    We humans produce so much waste, particularly food waste. The ingenuity of growing insects on all our waste is that a low value product (e.g. supermarket waste) that cannot be fed directly to animals becomes a high value, safe food for animals via insects. A very neat circular economy can be created and it's a big win for sustainability, the crux of what scientists like Kristy are seeking to advance.
     
    Kristy confesses that she has eaten black solder flies…tune in to hear her description of how they taste.
     
    I found my conversation with Kristy so interesting and heartening to find out that so much innovative research is going in to improving agricultural practices and finding sustainable solutions.
     
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    5 Common Nutrition Myths Debunked: https://vibrantlivespodcast.com/free-guide/

     
    KRISTY DIGIACOMO PhD
     
    Kristy's researcher profile: https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/136989-kristy-digiacomo
     
     
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
     
    Seven Seasons Green Ant Gin: https://www.somethingwild.com.au/product-page/green-ant-gin
     
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    • 37 min
    Is the #fitspo trend helpful or harmful with Dr Ivanka Prichard

    Is the #fitspo trend helpful or harmful with Dr Ivanka Prichard

    The term “fitspo” refers to “fitness inspiration” but is it really inspiring to see fitspos?
     
    I delve into the question with Dr Ivanka Prichard, Associate Professor and health psychologist at Flinders University, South Australia. Ivanka ’s interests include the interaction between body image, exercise and eating behaviour. We discuss factors influencing body image and the ramifications of having a positive or negative body image.
     
    Ivanka’s recent research examines the impact of different forms of #fitspiration imagery on body image and mood in young women. She shares her insights plus practical how to approach this tend as a critical consumer.
     

    MY FREE GUIDE
    5 Common Nutrition Myths Debunked: https://vibrantlivespodcast.com/free-guide/

     
    IVANKA PRICHARD PhD
     
    Ivanka’s researcher profile: https://www.flinders.edu.au/people/ivanka.prichard
     
    Twitter handle: @IvankaPrichard
     
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
     
    Science Vs Podcast: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/sciencevs
     
    Appearance Matters: The Podcast!: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/appearance/resources
     
    Embrace Kids documentary: https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/embrace-kids/
    The cinema release is set for 1 September, 2022.
     
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    • 41 min
    Five Minute Food Facts - Dairy vs Plant Milks

    Five Minute Food Facts - Dairy vs Plant Milks

    Plant based dairy milk alternatives have exploded in popularity which is great news for people with allergies to dairy or lactose intolerance. For many of us, we choose them because they taste good and some of them, like oat milk, have better environmental credentials than cow's milk.
    Alternative milks have quite different nutrition profiles so it is helpful to know how your favourite milk stacks up when it comes to protein, energy or carbohydrate content.
    In this Five Minute Food Facts episode I break all that information down for you so you can choose the milk (or milks) that best suit your needs.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

kej71 ,

Harry Glorikian

Wow what a fascinating interview, so great to find out about the future of health care. Went and checked out his podcast too, which was also very interesting. Thanks Amanda

Lizxie Williams ,

Thank you so much Amanda

Such a brilliant and informative podcast. You have such a lovely personality which shines brightly … it is a joy listening to your podcasts. Your positive energy, respectful manner, insight and wise advise is helpful, practical and always very interesting. You are truly inspirational and so kind sharing many life gems from you and your experts based on scientific evidence. Thank you so much, Lizzie Williams

JulianneMary ,

Farah Furtado

Wonderful, kind, gentle and informative discussion on all things yoga, meditation and general health. Loved it.

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