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Join Registered Nutritionist and Wellness Advocate Laura Thomas, PhD for conversations with game changers. Laura talks to people in wellness, foodies, bloggers, entrepreneurs from cool brands, creatives, nutritionists, doctors, body positivity people, mindfulness experts, and anyone else who is shaking up the wellness world, to find out how they stay on top of their game – and to help you do you, but better. It’s not all headstands and courgetti though - she and her guests aren’t afraid to dig deep into the darker side of wellness and WILL call BS on weird, faddy trends, that don’t have any legitimacy or scientific merit. Fresh pods every Friday. #dontsaltmygame

Don't Salt My Game | With Laura Thomas, PhD Laura Thomas, PhD

    • Nutrition
    • 4.8, 213 Ratings

Join Registered Nutritionist and Wellness Advocate Laura Thomas, PhD for conversations with game changers. Laura talks to people in wellness, foodies, bloggers, entrepreneurs from cool brands, creatives, nutritionists, doctors, body positivity people, mindfulness experts, and anyone else who is shaking up the wellness world, to find out how they stay on top of their game – and to help you do you, but better. It’s not all headstands and courgetti though - she and her guests aren’t afraid to dig deep into the darker side of wellness and WILL call BS on weird, faddy trends, that don’t have any legitimacy or scientific merit. Fresh pods every Friday. #dontsaltmygame

    Ep 115 - Let's Talk About Sex, Baby - Part 2 w/ Alix Fox, Sex Educator

    Ep 115 - Let's Talk About Sex, Baby - Part 2 w/ Alix Fox, Sex Educator

    Part 2 of my conversation with sex educator Alix Fox - make sure you check out part 1 before diving into this ep!

    • 46 min
    Ep 115 - Let's Talk About Sex, Baby - Part 1 w/ Alix Fox, Sex Educator

    Ep 115 - Let's Talk About Sex, Baby - Part 1 w/ Alix Fox, Sex Educator

    This week we're switching things up and talking about sexy things with Sex Educator, writer, and presenter Alix Fox. Alix is an advisor on the hit Netflix show 'Sex Education' and is giving us some BTS goss from the show, plus answering some listener questions on sex work and asexuality. Because this was such a massive 'sode, we've broken it down into two parts - Alix will be back answering more listener Qs next week!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP 114: Challenging Diet Mentality in the Fitness Industry w/ Jake Gifford

    EP 114: Challenging Diet Mentality in the Fitness Industry w/ Jake Gifford

    In this week’s episode, I’m talking to Jake Gifford, a.k.a The Phit Coach. Jake's an experienced personal trainer who's passionate about reframing fitness as a positive, equitable and inclusive experience. 
     
    We discuss:
    ✨ How Jake came across the non-diet, HAES paradigm and the transition into practicing from a weight-inclusive perspective
    ✨ Challenging fat-phobia in the fitness industry
    ✨ How to detach movement from diet mentality and punishment 
    ✨ How fitness professionals can switch their messaging and   
    ✨ The social determinants of health and how they can shape our health 
    ✨ Shifting our motivations for movement   
     
    This episode is sponsored by Raising Intuitive Eaters, our online course for parents and carers who want to raise kids who have a healthy and happy relationship with food and their body. And don’t forget to use the code ‘DSMG50’ to receive £50 off all our online courses between now and 30th September 2019. 
     
    {Jake on Instagram | Twitter | Website}
    {Don't Salt My Game Episode 76 Part 1 and  Part 2 with Dr Oli Williams}
    {Don't Salt My Game Episode 102 with Poorna Bell}
    {Poorna Bell - How Weight Training Helped Me Find Inner Strength}
    {Open Letter to Fitness Instructors - Kathleen Meehan}
    {Get my book!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
    {SIGN UP TO OUR RAISING INTUITIVE EATERS ONLINE COURSE}
    {Workshops for Nutrition and Health Professionals}
    {Understanding Emotional Eating Edinburgh Workshop}
    {Just Eat It: Your Intuitive Eating Toolkit}
    {Leave a review for Just Eat It on Amazon}
    {Sign up for our newsletter}
    {Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess or Laura at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
    {Follow us on Insta!}

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP 113 - How to Start Building Positive Body Image with Ashlee Bennett

    EP 113 - How to Start Building Positive Body Image with Ashlee Bennett

    In this week’s episode, I’m talking to Ashlee Bennett, a.k.a. The Body Image Therapist, an art therapist based in Australia. 
    We discuss:
    ✨  Why changing your body to try and conform to our society's feminine ideal is not the key to flexible and healthy body image
    ✨  What internalised fat-phobia and sexism are and how they relate to our body image
    ✨  How we can start to unpack our internalised beliefs about bodies from diet culture
    ✨  Tools to help develop positive body image
    This episode is sponsored by Raising Intuitive Eaters, our online course for parents and carers who want to raise kids who have a healthy and happy relationship with food and their body. And don’t forget to use the code ‘DSMG50’ to receive £50 off all our online courses between now and 30th September 2019. 
    {Ashlee on Instagram | Twitter | Website}
    {Ashlee's USA Workshop Tour}
    {Get my book!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
    {SIGN UP TO OUR RAISING INTUITIVE EATERS ONLINE COURSE}
    {In-Person Workshops for Nutrition and Health Professionals in London & Edinburgh}
    {Understanding Emotional Eating Edinburgh Workshop}
    {Just Eat It: Your Intuitive Eating Toolkit online course}
    {Leave a review for Just Eat It on Amazon}
    {Sign up for our newsletter}
    {Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess or Laura at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
    {Follow us on Insta!}

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 112 - How to Navigate Your Relationship with Food When the World Tells You Your Body Is Wrong w/ Vaughn Darst

    EP 112 - How to Navigate Your Relationship with Food When the World Tells You Your Body Is Wrong w/ Vaughn Darst

    In this week’s episode, I’m talking to Vaughn Darst, a public health dietitian  specialising in paediatric and adolescent nutrition and eating disorders among under-served populations including trans and gender non-conforming youth, children on the autism spectrum and children with special healthcare needs.  We discuss: ✨  Growing up in a world that tells you your body is wrong
    ✨  Experiencing medical fat phobia
    ✨  How not being able to express gender identity led to an ED
    ✨  How common narratives around transitioning often lack nuance 
    ✨  Discussing the multifactorial aspects of health outside of weight 
    ✨  The research on disordered eating in GNC and trans people
    ✨  The complicated reasons that eating disorders develop in these groups 
    ✨  The unrealistic body image ideals placed on GNC and trans people
    ✨  Steps providers can take to provide gender affirming care
    This episode is sponsored by Raising Intuitive Eaters, our online course for parents and carers who want to raise kids who have a healthy and happy relationship with food and their body.

     
    {Vaughn on Instagram}
    {www.allgendernutrition.com}
    {Vaughn's TEDX talk}
    {Sand Chang's Book}
    {Genderqueer}
    {Kate Bornstein's My Gender Workbook} 
    {Get my book!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
    {SIGN UP TO OUR RAISING INTUITIVE EATERS ONLINE COURSE}
    {Workshops for Nutrition and Health Professionals}
    {Understanding Emotional Eating Edinburgh Workshop}
    {Just Eat It: Your Intuitive Eating Toolkit}
    {Leave a review for Just Eat It on Amazon}
    {Sign up for our newsletter}
    {Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess or Laura at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
    {Follow us on Insta!}

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 111 - Makeup, Street Photographers and Why Queer Rights are Feminist Issues w/ Jamie Windurst of Fruitcake Magazine

    Ep 111 - Makeup, Street Photographers and Why Queer Rights are Feminist Issues w/ Jamie Windurst of Fruitcake Magazine

    In this week's episode, I'm talking to Jamie Windurst about life as a visibly queer person. We discuss:
    ✨ Why visibly queer people are not public property (and why treating them like they are violates their safety)
    ✨ Their complicated and beautiful relationship with makeup
    ✨ How Jamie accidentally fell into an activist role and the fundamental rights they're fighting for
    ✨ Why feminism doesn't end with women's rights
    ✨ Why we need to stop demanding free education from the queer community 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re already deep into your journey of authentic health and wellness, or just getting started learning to love your body as it is right now - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Laura does an incredible job leading conversations that cover the entire range of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical challenges we all face learning to reconnect with our body and its intuitive wisdom. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Uaaaaaaaal ,

Best intuitive eating podcast!

Can’t say enough how much I love this podcast. Laura is funny, brilliant, and a wonderful podcast host. I’m so thankful for this podcast!

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Obsessed.

Relistening to old episodes. Loving new ones. Driving everyone nuts with how this podcast is my jam.

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