103 episodes

Confused about health and wellness? Each week we interview an expert to bring a little inspiration to your life - from gut health to mental health and anxiety, how to make sustainable changes, finding happiness, what happens to our brains when we exercise, skincare 101, dealing with stress, veganism and the environment and so much more.
Hosted by Ella Mills, the founder of Deliciously Ella, this podcast brings you open, honest conversation around mental and physical health.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 211 Ratings

Confused about health and wellness? Each week we interview an expert to bring a little inspiration to your life - from gut health to mental health and anxiety, how to make sustainable changes, finding happiness, what happens to our brains when we exercise, skincare 101, dealing with stress, veganism and the environment and so much more.
Hosted by Ella Mills, the founder of Deliciously Ella, this podcast brings you open, honest conversation around mental and physical health.

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    How to Escape the Productivity Trap

    How to Escape the Productivity Trap

    We’re joined by writer and author Oliver Burkeman to talk about the productivity-trap; the narrative that keeps our sense of self-worth and value tied to how much we get done and achieve. In his new book, Four Thousand Weeks, Oliver argues that this only results in disappointment and unhappiness, and explores how to cultivate a healthier relationship with productivity to ultimately lead a more fulfilling life.
     
    We discuss:
    Confronting the mismatch between what we can do and what we think we can doDisarming perfectionism and the ‘when I’ mentalityThe relationship between productivity and self-worthThe catch 22 of getting things doneWhy the notion of ‘balance’ may not always be the answerThe benefit of enjoying leisure activities without any end goal in mindThe distraction economyWays to approach getting what matters doneHow to cultivate a healthier relationship with productivity
    Oliver Burkeman:
    ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It’
    Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace Your Limits. Change Your Life.

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    • 49 min
    Bite-Sized: Food to Boost Your Mood

    Bite-Sized: Food to Boost Your Mood

    Ways to support our mood with nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh.
    Our mood is influenced by a variety of things including what we eat, and in this bite-sized episode we look at how we can support healthy brain function from the key macronutrients and micronutrients to be mindful of to the importance of whole plant foods, as well as the role of processed and refined foods.
    Here’s a quick recap:
    Including a variety of high-quality proteinsIncluding sufficient B vitamins, vitamin D and magnesiumAdding in more herbs and spicesAim for 30 different whole plant foods each weekGive special attention to dark leafy greensEnsure to include essential fats (omega-3)Try to avoid overly processed and refined foods containing trans fats and additives 
    Alice Mackintosh:
    @alicemackintosh_nutrition
    www.alicemackintosh.com

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    • 13 min
    How a Plant-Based Diet Can Transform Your Health

    How a Plant-Based Diet Can Transform Your Health

    We’re joined by Dr. Shireen Kassam, an NHS consultant and board-certified lifestyle medicine physician.
    Here’s a short recap of what we discuss:
    The power of diet and lifestyle factors in health and disease outcomesWhat is an unhealthy diet?The impact of ultra-processed foods in the body What is inflammation, how is it related to diet and how is it linked to chronic diseases?Diet and immunityWhy it is never too late to adopt a plant-based diet to improve our healthHealthcare and the commercial industryHow to optimise health on a plant-based dietThe role of diet in cancerLifestyle habits to improve our health
    Shireen Kassam:
    Book: ‘Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions’
    @plantbasedhealthprofessionals
    https://plantbasedhealthonline.com
    https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com

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    • 47 min
    Bite-Sized: Eating for Energy

    Bite-Sized: Eating for Energy

    5 ways to boost energy with nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh.
    Feeling tired all the time is the most common complaint in GP surgery’s, in this short episode we break down the simple steps to combat exhaustion from balancing blood sugar to the key vitamins and minerals to look out for, plus the role of coffee, sugar and artificial sweeteners.
    Here’s a simple recap - eat lots of bright, colourful, whole food ingredients and look at:
    Balancing blood sugar
    Switching to whole grains
    Including protein in every meal
    Including lots of iron (with vitamin C for added absorption), B vitamins, magnesium and essential fats (omega 3)
    Be mindful of the quantity and timing of coffee consumption
    Try to avoid consuming lots of additives, refined foods, artificial sweeteners and burnt foods
    Alice Mackintosh:
    @alicemackintosh_nutrition
    www.alicemackintosh.com

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    • 13 min
    Why Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Health

    Why Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Health

    We’re joined by Dr. David Hamilton, a leading expert on the mind body connection, about the latest research on the power of our mindset, how a change in thinking can exert physiological effects within the body and how we can harness the mind to improve our wellbeing.
    We talk about:
    Why the placebo effect is more than ‘just in the mind’How can we harness the power of our mindset to create positive neurological and physiological changeThe relationship between psychological stress and our healthWhy kindness is so key to our healthHow to use kindness practices to support our brain and heart healthThe power of bringing together conventional and complementary medicine How different mind-body strategies can support different health conditionsThe power of visualisation and natureWhy belief is central to the health benefits of alternative practices
    David’s books:
    How your mind can heal your body
    The contagious power of positive thinking
    And his latest book Why Woo Woo Works
     

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    • 55 min
    Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health

    Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health

    Ella and guest, Karl Deisseroth on understanding anxiety, depression and mental health. From the depths of human emotion to why the science can expand our empathy and connectivity; why our view of mental health needs updating; the hidden realms of the mind and the ways in which we can expand our connectivity.
    Karl Deisseroth - Connections: A Story of Human Feeling

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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211 Ratings

211 Ratings

claraldcy ,

Favourite podcast!

This is one of my favourite podcasts! Ella & Matt are great hosts and the interviews are always so interesting.
Each episode provides useful and actionable advice, highly recommend!

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Best podcast ever. Ella is great and her guest are very interesting. Highly recommended!

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Best podcast out there

A friend in work recommended this podcast to me and I am addicted to it. Not only are the topics so relevant, but Ella and Matt are a joy to listen to and they always bring on very interesting speakers to interview. Give it a go!

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