13 episodes

Dr Sandro Demaio takes a look at the science and research behind the buzzwords to help you understand how to eat for better mental, physical and social health, and maybe even help save the planet while you're at it.

Season 1: All about food

Season 2: Life during COVID-19

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Dr Sandro Demaio takes a look at the science and research behind the buzzwords to help you understand how to eat for better mental, physical and social health, and maybe even help save the planet while you're at it.

Season 1: All about food

Season 2: Life during COVID-19

    Healthy at home: Dancing in the rain

    Healthy at home: Dancing in the rain

    We know that physical distancing is tough on a lot of people - we are feeling it too. So what should we look out for both in ourselves and others to maintain good mental health? In this episode, we speak to Beyond Blue's Dr Grant Blashki about strategies to cope during the pandemic as well as warning signs to watch out for. Writer and mental health advocate Jill Stark also joins us to talk one-woman dance parties and ways to be a good friend, especially to those living alone at the moment. And, Dr Sandro gives us his top tips for nourishing, healthy comfort food.

    Show notes:

    • Beyond Blue has launched a dedicated Coronavirus website, including an online forum for those seeking community support, coronovirus.beyondblue.org.au
    • Beyond Blue's Coronavirus mental wellbeing support line is 1800 512 348
    • If you are feeling in crisis or at risk, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call 000
    • For Victorian listeners, up to date Coronavirus health information is available at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
    • Read more about Jill Stark's work at jillstark.com.au
    • To ask Dr Sandro a question or give us feedback, follow him on instagram.com/sandrodemaio or twitter.com/sandrodemaio

    • 34 min
    Healthy at home: Getting 'hygge' with it

    Healthy at home: Getting 'hygge' with it

    People are spending more time than ever inside as we all practice safe physical distancing, so we called in some experts who know all about making the most of the indoor life. Dr Sandro talks with Danish friends Rasmus and Signe about the Scandinavian concept of 'hygge', or coziness, and Dewi connects with a friend in Northern Italy to hear about what she's learned about work, life and raising a toddler while being confined to her family's apartment. Dr Sandro also talks us through his best roast chook recipe while physio Rohan Singleton offers some ergonomic tips for home offices and mindfulness teacher Hayley McKenzie takes us through a simple gratitude exercise.

    • Follow Dr Sandro on twitter.com/sandrodemaio or instagram.com/sandrodemaio and send through any questions you have, or topics you'd like us to cover
    • For up-to-date Coronavirus information, go to www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
    • Get in touch with Rohan at Back in Motion in Northcote www.backinmotion.com.au/Northcote
    • Say hi to Hayley at Half Moon Mindfulness and Meditation www.facebook.com/mnm4kids

    • 30 min
    Walking the tightrope

    Walking the tightrope

    We've talked a lot about ways that food can help us lead healthier, happier lives but we've assumed that some food - healthy food - is within all of our reach. But what if it's not? Dr Sandro talks with Monash University researcher Dr Sue Kleve about food and inequality and the "tightrope" that some low and middle income households walk between hunger and security. Meanwhile, Dewi visits two organisations working to alleviate food insecurity in Australia, Foodbank and The Community Grocer.

    Show notes:

    • Follow Dr Sandro on twitter.com/sandrodemaio or instagram.com/sandrodemaio and use the hashtag #InGoodHealth.
    • Read more about Dr Sue Kleve's research here: https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/suzanne-kleve/publications/
    • Find out about the work of Foodbank and read their Hunger Report here: https://www.foodbank.org.au/hidden-hunger/?state=vic
    • Learn more about The Community Grocer here: https://www.thecommunitygrocer.com.au/

    • 32 min
    Healthy at home: Voices from the frontline

    Healthy at home: Voices from the frontline

    We hear from two doctors about how COVID-19 has affected their lives and they explain what's at stake for them and why we all need to work together to protect each another, and our health system, from the virus. Plus, Dr Sandro answers listeners' questions and takes us through a no-fail recipe to use with just about any veg: minestrone.

    • Follow Dr Sandro on twitter.com/sandrodemaio or instagram.com/sandrodemaio and use the hashtag #InGoodHealth to ask any questions about life during the pandemic
    • For Victorian listeners, up to date state-based information is at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
    • For more on the work of VicHealth, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au

    • 25 min
    Food is culture, food is life

    Food is culture, food is life

    We meet two social enterprises using food as a bridge between cultures and lift up their migrant and refugee staff in the process.

    Show notes:

    • Follow Dr Sandro on twitter.com/sandrodemaio or instagram.com/sandrodemaio or use the hashtag #InGoodHealth to give us feedback
    • Find out more about Free to Feed and their Brave Meals delivery service at freetofeed.org.au
    • See what Hamed has cooking up via the cafe's Instagram at instagram.com/salamateahouse

    • 31 min
    Healthy at home: Distance is an act of love

    Healthy at home: Distance is an act of love

    In this special series, we'll be responding to your questions about living during the COVID-19 pandemic and making sure you're across the latest public health advice to help protect you, your loved ones and the rest of the community. In our first episode, Dr Sandro gives us a primer on social distancing, soap and healthy home cooking, and we meet physio Rohan Singleton who'll be guiding us through exercises to do at home over the next few months.

    Show notes:

    • Send questions or topics you'd like us to cover to Dr Sandro via twitter.com/sandrodemaio or instagram.com/sandrodemaio and use the hashtag #InGoodHealth
    • Visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus for information on COVID-19

    • 28 min

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