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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."
In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...
Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.
Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."
In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...
Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.
Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

    Bullet Points | Recovery is not Linear

    Bullet Points | Recovery is not Linear

    This week’s mid-week Bullet Points episode is a confession.
    Well, more to the point, it’s an honest account of being in recovery and how this idea of being ‘fixed’ or ‘over it’ is completely false.
    I’m in recovery from binge-eating disorder after identifying it as an issue I was struggling with two years ago. I’ve put in a lot of graft - mental, emotional and physical - to get to a place where I no longer feel panicked around and dependent on food or uncomfortable in my own skin because of my self-sabotaging behaviours with food. What a cycle to be caught in!
    However, I had a setback recently and I thought it might be helpful to be honest with you about it. If you follow me here it could look as though I’ve figured it all out, but it’s a work in progress.
    For months I’ve felt completely free of all the old feelings I had but last weekend I spent 48 hours in a pit of self-hatred, self-sabotage and confusion.
    Rather than see it as a negative, I’ve decided to see it as a positive and I explain why in the show.
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    • 15 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Inge van Lotringen

    Feel-Good Habits | Inge van Lotringen

    Inge van Lotringen returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.
    During our conversation @theogbeautyboss reveals:
    - Why her life is better for exercising and why sometimes a good sweat session can be a ‘quiet fight with myself’ that leaves her feeling powerful.
    - Running with Prince and why having hours of Prince’s back catalogue in her ears is so motivating.
    - How she has never aspired to a physical ideal but firmly believes in showing the body you have respect by making it strong and keeping it fit.
    - Why gut health and a healthy microbiome is a fast-track to feeling good.
    - The joy to be had from a pet - in Inge’s case the infamous Grumpy Cat.
    - Have an anchor or a base to keep you true to who you are.
    - Why reading a book can be so fulfilling, take you out of your head and take on emotional journeys and to places you’ve never been before.
    - Why she actually has, based on the above, a lot in common with @willsmith
    - Why my texts to her about Prince’s live concert Sign o the Times bring her so much joy. (This last one might be a fib)
    Inge's book Great Skin - Secrets the Beauty Industry Doesn't Tell You is available now
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    • 47 min
    Understanding Rosacea with Lex Gillies

    Understanding Rosacea with Lex Gillies

    Rosacea is much more than a skin condition.
    Lex Gillies joins me on the podcast to explain what it’s like living with and managing rosacea. Lex was diagnosed with rosacea 16 years ago and has been blogging about skin and rosacea on her blog for nearly ten years. As with anyone with rosacea it’s a case of learning how to manage your own skin, identifying your triggers and finding the products that work for you.
    That is, however, only one part of the issue. Having a visible skin issue doesn’t just affect the skin and in this episode Lex explains how the severity of her rosacea, at diagnosis, left her feeling less able to participate professionally and socially. Not to mention the effect it had on her confidence and self-esteem.
    In this episode, @talontedlex and I discuss:
    - What rosacea is, why it can go undiagnosed and why each person’s rosacea is so unique.
    - Why learning to manage rosacea entails trial and error and requires a holistic approach.
    - The idea of a cure-all or magic bullet solution being a myth.
    - How Lex’s own experience with rosacea affected her confidence.
    - Why creating talontedlex.co.uk helped her but has gone on to help thousands of followers.
    - How becoming a trusted resource for all things rosacea is a responsibility she takes very seriously, and much more…
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bullet Points | Avoiding 'bad information'

    Bullet Points | Avoiding 'bad information'

    How do you avoid bad information? It's harder than you think, especially when it comes to beauty but there are some excellent sources of good information out there. And by 'good' I mean scientific, evidence-based resources that share accurate, up-to-date, proven information.
    The five resources I recommend if you're looking for the good stuff are:
    Michelle Wong
    Stephen Alain Ko
    Dr Emma Craythorne
    Dr Emma Wedgeworth
    The Eco Well
    Claire Coleman
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    • 14 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Ruth Crilly

    Feel-Good Habits | Ruth Crilly

    Ruth Crilly is a writer, content creator and model who returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.
    During our conversation @ruthcrilly reveals:
    - Why walking is essential for feeling good, clearing her head and putting life into perspective.
    - The joy of some time alone with a magazine and cup of herbal tea. 
    - The ceremony and ritual of a daily bath for winding down and putting a full-stop on the day.
    - The joy of Mint Magnums and what her special edition Magnum would be if she ever became their spokesmodel.
    - Why taking a step back from social media is often a good move for your mental health, and the changes she’d make the platform to make users feel good.
    - The distraction of time spent on Right Move, even if you have no intention of moving, and much more.
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    • 41 min
    Dr Gemma Newman | Will a plant-based diet improve your health?

    Dr Gemma Newman | Will a plant-based diet improve your health?

    Dr Gemma Newman joins me on the podcast to discuss the many health benefits of a plant-based diet.
    Gemma has nearly 20 years’ experience as a family doctor, is a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is on the board of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK.
    I’m moving towards a more plant-based diet because the evidence shows it can have a significant improvement on all sorts of health issues. From reducing inflammation, slowing the ageing process, reducing the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases, reversing and preventing diabetes, reducing symptoms of the menopause, strengthening the immune system, alleviating symptoms of arthritis, lupus and MS, and much more.
    It’s a fascinating area of research and Gemma is a wonderful resource, not least because she has observed significant improvements in her own health from switching to a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet.
    However, changing the way you eat is no small feat and you’d be right to have questions. In this episode, @drgemmanewman and I discuss:
    - What a whole foods plant-based diet (WFPB) means and what it looks likes.
    - Why eliminating meat doesn’t mean you won’t be getting enough protein in your diet - and other ‘deficiency’ myths around cutting out meat.
    - Why diets are short-term and WFPB is something to apply in the long-term as a way of life.
    - The confusing messaging coming from the food industry.
    - The impact changing your diet can have on stress and anxiety.
    - The macro and micronutrients of a WFPB diet and where supplementation is and where it isn’t appropriate.
    - Gemma’s wish for us to move towards conservation agriculture.
    - Food freedom and intuitive eating.
    - Her thoughts on ‘healthy at any size’, and much more…
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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