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Your weekly serving of expert, evidence-based health and nutrition advice, Mondays at 10am AEST. Leanne Ward is a world-renowned dietitian, nutritionist and health coach with over 10 years of nutrition experience and over 280000 followers (@the_fitness_dietitian). Leanne’s focus is gut health, emotional eating and sustainable fat loss. Leanne also interviews expert guests to give you the most accurate, up to date health and nutrition information available. Subscribe to never miss an episode.

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    • 4.9, 36 Ratings

Your weekly serving of expert, evidence-based health and nutrition advice, Mondays at 10am AEST. Leanne Ward is a world-renowned dietitian, nutritionist and health coach with over 10 years of nutrition experience and over 280000 followers (@the_fitness_dietitian). Leanne’s focus is gut health, emotional eating and sustainable fat loss. Leanne also interviews expert guests to give you the most accurate, up to date health and nutrition information available. Subscribe to never miss an episode.

    65. Pathways into Nutrition and Tips for Nutrition Students with Nutritionist and Dietitian, Rachel Hawkins

    65. Pathways into Nutrition and Tips for Nutrition Students with Nutritionist and Dietitian, Rachel Hawkins

    Today's episode is a highly requested topic on pathways into nutrition and tips for nutrition students. I chat with Rachel Hawkins, a Sydney Dietitian & Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Science and a Masters of Dietetic Studies who is passionate about helping women ditch diets and adopt a more balanced approach to nutrition. Rachel is a foodie, content creator, writer, speaker and host of chart-topping podcast, NakedChats. She has an active presence in the online health space and aspires to transform the way people think about food by sharing nutrition information in a fun and relatable way. She's followed an unconventional path which you can stay up to date with via her Instagram account which is @rachelhawkinsdietitian.  On today’s podcast, Rachel and I start with the basics of what the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian is, we then talk about how naturopaths and nutrition coaches fit with nutritionists and dietitians and then discuss other health fields such as chiropractors and osteo’s who routinely give out nutrition advice as part of their practise and probably really shouldn’t?! We talk about the rules and regulations in the nutrition space and why there are so many so called “nutrition experts” online.  Rachel and I then discuss what subjects younger people looking into nutrition as a career should think about doing in high school that would allow them to study nutrition at University. We talk about the benefits of studying nutrition at university/college compared to a tafe or online course and discuss the areas that nutritionists and dietitians can work in throughout Australia and also online.  We talk about options for our listeners that don’t want to or can’t afford to go to university or college and also available options if our listeners don’t want to pursue a career in nutrition but just have a personal interest in learning for themselves.  Finally, we end this podcast with some advice for our student nutritionists and dietitians about what they can do while they’re studying to set themselves apart, what tips we have for them as they enter the workforce, job & interview tips for our new grads listening and finally, Rachel tells us a few things she wishes she might have done differently in her career to date and a few things she is thankful and grateful for that she believes has been crucial to her success.  If you would like to know more about Rachel, visit her at: Instagram: @rachelhawkinsdietitian Podcast: NakedChats Website: www.rachelhawkins.com.au Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 50 min
    64. Food for Fertility, with Dietitian Melanie McGrice (@MelanieMcGrice)

    64. Food for Fertility, with Dietitian Melanie McGrice (@MelanieMcGrice)

    Today's exert guest is Melanie McGrice, an advanced accredited practising dietitian with a special interest in fertility, pregnancy and infants.  Melanie runs the ‘Nourish with Melanie’ YouTube channel, the online dietary program ‘8 simple steps to a healthy pregnancy diet’ and is an ambassador for Compassion’s ‘Mum’s and Bub’s Nutrition Clinics’ with the Nutrition Plus team sponsoring one in Tanzania. For more info visit Melanie's website, Facebook or Instagram.  In this podcast, Melanie and I start off by talking about what good nutrition for fertility means and why it’s so important, what foods improve the quality of our eggs, foods to avoid when we’re trying to conceive and we hear Melanie’s thoughts on seed cycling.  We then talk a little about infertility and other things besides nutrition our listeners should be aware of, why the health and nutrition of males matter as much as the females, supplements worth taking when trying to conceive, how to overcome morning sickness, foods to focus on when pregnant, whether protein powders are safe to take and how new mums can increase their milk supply.  Finally, Melanie shares her wisdom on solids for babies and tips that mums can use when it comes to label reading and baby food. Thank you to Protein Supplies Australia for their wonderful support on this podcast today. To check out their natural range of wholesome supplements with a great 15% off, please use the code "LWpodcast15" for 15% off here. Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    63. Mind Over Maccas, with Neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart MD (@drtaraswart)

    63. Mind Over Maccas, with Neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart MD (@drtaraswart)

    On today’s podcast, we have Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist, medical doctor, executive coach, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, and author of bestseller ‘The Source - Open Your Mind, Change Your Life’.  Dr Tara and I are diving deep into the human brain and how to train it and harness its power! Dr Tara starts us off by telling us how she came to be working in the space of medicine and neuroscience and how understanding neuroscience, epigenetics and brain health can help us live more productive and happier lives.  We then chat about how we can optimise our overall health to assist our brain health and what a healthy brain pattern of eating is. We discuss lifestyle influencers on brain health such as sleep, meditation, gut health and how we can create long-lasting change with our habits. We talk about self-sabotage, a growth vs. fixed mindset, visualisation, manifestation and limiting beliefs.  You can find out more about Dr Tara on her website or follow her on Instagram @drtaraswart.  Thank you to Protein Supplies Australia for their wonderful support on this podcast today. To check out their natural range of wholesome supplements with a great 15% off, please use the code "LWpodcast15" for 15% off here. Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 1 hr 3 min
    62. Catching feels for prepping meals, with Registered Dietitian Nicole Osinga (@nicoleosinga_rd)

    62. Catching feels for prepping meals, with Registered Dietitian Nicole Osinga (@nicoleosinga_rd)

    Today I chat meal prep 101 with Nicole Osinga, a Registered Dietitian practising in Canada who holds a bachelor and master’s degree in human nutrition. To her audience, Nicole is known as the plant-based meal prep expert. She believes in the power of plant-based foods to improve our health and well being. Nicole has also just published an e-book: The Plant-Based Meal Prep Master Plan, which is available on her website.  Today's episode starts with Nicole and I chatting about a plant-based lifestyle and its benefits. We talk about how Nicole first got into meal prepping, the priorities she places on meal prep for herself and her clients, where to start if you’re new to meal prepping, what not to do if you want to start meal prepping, how much time and money meal prep can save, how often you should meal prep, Nicole’s favourite meal prep recipes, her hacks to make food last longer, how long you can keep meal prep for, different plant-based alternatives to use in meal prep and, finally, her top tips for turning meat based recipes into plant-based ones.  Thank you to Protein Supplies Australia for their wonderful support on this podcast today. To check out their natural range of wholesome supplements with a great 15% off, please use the code "LWpodcast15" for 15% off here.  Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 42 min
    61. Evidence-Based, Science-Backed Natropathy, Oh My!! with Nutritionist and Natropath, Reece Carter (@herbnerdreece)

    61. Evidence-Based, Science-Backed Natropathy, Oh My!! with Nutritionist and Natropath, Reece Carter (@herbnerdreece)

    Today's episode is devoted to naturopathy... But don't go activating your almonds or boiling your bone broth just yet, because today we are only dealing with EVIDENCE-BASED naturopathy backed by real scientific research.  And who better to cut through the naturopathy BS than today's expert guest, Herb Nerd, Reece Carter. Reece is a university qualified nutritionist and naturopath who has a thing for science and evidence, and has an aversion to all things activated and alkalising!   Reece's attitude to nutrition and naturopathy is BS free. He has a refreshing honest and evidenced based approach to cut through the noise and help his clients make sustainable and healthy changes long term. Reece is the author of two books, The Garden Apothecary and The Happy Gut. Reece also has an active audience of over 50,000 people across Instagram and Facebook, you can follow his Instagram account at @herbnerdreece.  In this episode Reece and I start by discussing the difference between nutritionists and naturopaths and what it means to be an evidenced-based practitioner. We then move into talking about gut health and why it’s so important. We chat about Reece’s nutrition recommendations for gut health and his herbal recommendations. We discuss bloating, sleep and stress relief and some herbs that may assist. We chat about eczema and helpful lotions that may be found in our medicine cabinets. Finally, we finish off by discussing herb gardens, teas and general healthy eating.Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 41 min
    60. Is Having Abs Worth Risking Your Fertility? Recovering Your Period and Fertility, with Dietitian Amy Giannotti (@amyleegiannotti)

    60. Is Having Abs Worth Risking Your Fertility? Recovering Your Period and Fertility, with Dietitian Amy Giannotti (@amyleegiannotti)

    Movies, TV, magazines and Instagram would have us believe that washboard, 8 pack abs are the holy grail of health and fitness. However, the reality is that our bodies (especially those of women) did not evolve to function properly with a very low body fat percentage. In the case of women, the level of energy restriction that is required to lower our body fat percentage to under 20% can have adverse effects on our reproductive systems and fertility, as well as a number of other aspects of our physiology.  Today I talk with Amy Giannotti, a dietitian from Melbourne and the director of Eating Fit. Amy specialises in eating disorders, disordered eating and has a special interest in helping people recover from hypothalamic amenorrhea (loss of period) after overcoming her own personal journey and struggles with the condition.  We start off by discussing what hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is and how it’s diagnosed, what the long term health effects of HA are and compare it to RED-S syndrome. We then talk about how HA is linked to infertility, how you can recover from it and how food and nutrition is crucial for recovery. We discuss how long it takes on average for women to see their period’s returning and also what to do if you’re on birth control and may not be aware that you’ve lost your period.  This episode is a must listen to for all females, coaches and those working in the space of women’s health and weight loss. To learn more about Amy and her courses and coaching, head to her website and follow her on Instagram (@amyleegiannotti) or listen to her podcast, Healthy Life Redefined.  Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 50 min

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