This Food Thing is hosted by Jemma Richards.
Jemma suffered with eating disorders for years. Now she’s out the other side she wants to open up the conversation.
In each episode, she invites a special guest to join her to discuss their relationship with food, whether it is easy or less so, and how it affects their behaviour.
Jemma takes a light approach but she believes if this area of our lives is skewed, then so is the rest. It’s never just about food.
This podcast is a series of conversations that may shed light in dark corners, prompt debate and, at best, heal.
Jemma is not a medical professional; all opinions are entirely her own.
Beating Intolerances, IBS and Baking with Luzolo Ntima
Our finale to Season Five introduces Luzolo Ntima, founder of The Heavenly Cake Company and finalist in the 2022 Free From Awards. This is a gentle wind-down episode – our nod to Bake Off. Tune into the full episode and find out how Luzolo overcame her food intolerances, learnt to bake free-from (not easy) and founded her heavenly bakery run from her new Cloud kitchen.
Ballet, Body Image and Healing Through Movement with Chrissy Sundt
Chrissy Sundt is an ex ballerina, movement expert and founder of Silver Linings Well Being. This is a powerful episode with the effervescent, funny and infectious Chrissy Sundt. Don’t miss it!
Bullying, Body Image and a Plant-Based Diet with Lisa Marley
Lisa Marley is a plant-based chef, presenter and Chef Trainer for Pro Veg. At school she, “Felt the odd one out. I didn’t have a good time at school and I wasn’t a happy child. Food was my friend but also the cause of quite a lot of unhappiness.” Tune in to hear Lisa’s empowering story, her love for a plant based diet and essential cooking tips.
35 Years of Anorexia and Full Recovery
Caroline Drummond Smith battled with Anorexia for thirty-five years, which literally became her identity.
Today Caroline works as an Eating Disorder Coach utilising her experiences, warmth, and innate understanding to support her clients.
Anorexia, Recovery and Staying Well with Gracie Carpenter
Gracie Carpenter has a story to share. One day she’ll write her memoir but until then you can hear some of it on Love This Food Thing’s second double episode.
Anorexia, Grief and A Near Death Experience with Gracie Carpenter
Gracie Carpenter has a story to share. One day she’ll write her memoir but until then you can hear some of it on Love This Food Thing’s first double episode. Some stories move me beyond words. This is one of them.
Can’t wait for S5💜🥦
I’m looking forward to the new series as I’ve missed listening to you! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience and wisdom so naturally and eloquently. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for over 22 years and hearing from others helps me feel less alone, as well as breaking down the stigma. Every episode is the perfect balance of serious chat sprinkled with lighthearted moments. Thank you wonderful Jemma 💜🥦
I love her curiosity
I enjoy the way that Jemma interacts with her guests, she doesn’t shy away from tough questions and approaches difficult topics with empathy. A really enjoyable podcast that I’d recommend to anyone interested in the world of disordered eating.
Helpful and comforting podcast
Such a helpful and comforting podcast who has ever struggled or is struggling with eating disorders! I have been listening non stop I discovered it. Big thank you to Jemma for creating It! S x