Leanne Ward Nutrition
Episode 16: Everything you need to know about prebiotics, with dietitian Kara landau

Episode 16: Everything you need to know about prebiotics, with dietitian Kara landau

July 17, 2019

I interview expert prebiotic dietitian Kara Landau about all things gut health but specifically prebiotics. That's not a typo. I said 'prebiotics' and they are different from 'probiotics'. In this episode Kara and I discuss probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics and resistant starches. We look at how these things benefit our body and in particular our gut. We talk about naturally occurring food sources, the relationship between probiotics, FODMAPs and IBS and how to minimise gut symptoms in sensitive individuals. Our conversation moves to the fascinating topic of food and mood and the emerging science of the gut brain connection known as psychobiotics. We talk about the worst things you can do for your gut heath, good gut health habits and finally, functional foods. Join Kara and I for this informative and easy to listen to conversation about nourishing your gut bacteria. 

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Episode 15: Separating Fitness Fact from Fiction on Social Media (Part 2) with Graeme Tomlinson (@thefitnesschef_)

Episode 15: Separating Fitness Fact from Fiction on Social Media (Part 2) with Graeme Tomlinson (@thefitnesschef_)

July 11, 2019

Graeme Tomlinson (@thefitnesschef_) and I are back to teach you how to sort the meaningful health and fitness content from the staggering amount of BS on social media. This is my second interview with Graeme so, if you didn't catch the first one, definitely go back and have a listen to Episode 14. In this latest episode, Graeme and I discuss a number of prominent health and fitness "buzz words" on social media. We talk about macros (in particular, whether carbs really are the enemy) and insulin. We discuss the efficacy of the KETO diet for fat loss. We look into the dangers of fat burners, appetite suppressants and detox teas. We examine the relevance of the glycemic index of food. Finally, we tell you how to identify the legitimate, evidence based social media accounts from the unqualified snake oil salesmen and saleswomen.  If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most.

Episode 14: Separating Fitness Fact from Fiction on Social Media (Part 1) with Graeme Tomlinson (@thefitnesschef_)

Episode 14: Separating Fitness Fact from Fiction on Social Media (Part 1) with Graeme Tomlinson (@thefitnesschef_)

July 6, 2019

Whether consciously or subconsciously, many of us get a lot of health and fitness related information from social media and unfortunately a lot of it is just plain BS. Today I talk with Graeme Tomlinson, a UK based REPS level 3 personal trainer and nutrition coach. Graeme is very popular on social media, known as The Fitness Chef (@thefitnesschef_), where he provides easy and practical evidenced based nutritional solutions to his 480,000+ followers worldwide. In today's podcast, Graeme and I talk about how to approach social media from a health and fitness perspective and the current "hot topics" that are all over the feeds. In particular, we talk about where to get advice you can rely on, how to approach macros, easy areas to address to assist with weight loss, the good and bad of diet/sugar free products, whether the clean eating fad is all it's made out to be and the effect cheat meals and alcohol really have on body composition. Finally, Graeme gives you his "back to basics" advice, that he provides to all of his new clients, when it comes to losing weight. If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists).

Episode 13: Talking Gut Health (Part 2) with Double Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Episode 13: Talking Gut Health (Part 2) with Double Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

June 29, 2019

This episode follows on from my earlier chat with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (@theguthealthmd on Instagram), a gastroenterologist and doctor of internal medicine. Dr B. and I take a deeper dive into the importance of gut health and the gut microbiome. We discuss the microbiome's influence on weight loss and obesity and the importance of diet (in particular plants) in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome and supporting weight loss. We then look at the impact of the use of antibiotics (short term and long term) on gut health and discuss the effect of a plant-based diet, prebiotics and probiotics in situations where the gut microbiome has been damaged (e.g. through unavoidable antibiotic use). Finally, we answer questions from you, the listeners, about the link between gut health and anxiety (and other neurological conditions such as ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism) and the effect of probiotics, the research behind them and how to select one if needed. We also answer questions about the effects of prebiotics, water kefir, milk kefir and kombucha (i.e. fermented foods) on gut health, how a diverse plant based diet improves gut health and whether you can reverse/heal IBS once you have it. We respond to questions about the importance of diet for expecting and new mothers, other ways to improve gut health beyond diet (e.g. intermittent fasting or time restricted eating) and the impact of dairy on your gut health. Finally, Dr B gives you his top 3 suggestions to improve not only gut health, but overall health as well. If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists).

Episode 12: An Expert’s Take on Intermittent Fasting (Part 2), with Nutritionist, Dietitian and Author, Jaime Chambers

Episode 12: An Expert’s Take on Intermittent Fasting (Part 2), with Nutritionist, Dietitian and Author, Jaime Chambers

June 27, 2019

In Part 2 of my discussion with Jaime Chambers, Jaime and I dive further into the detail of intermittent fasting (IF). We talk about the impact of IF on gut health and ageing. We discuss who IF is and is not appropriate for. We look at how athletes, and even weekend warriors, can incorporate IF into their training and lifestyle. We highlight common mistakes people make when first adopting IF and how those mistakes may hinder weight loss. Finally, we answer questions from you, the listeners, about how IF can work with early morning exercise, milk in your tea or coffee, how IF may affect your bowels, the safety of IF long term and how shift workers can use IF effectively.

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Episode 11: An Expert’s Take on Intermittent Fasting (Part 1), with Nutritionist, Dietitian and Author, Jaime Chambers

Episode 11: An Expert’s Take on Intermittent Fasting (Part 1), with Nutritionist, Dietitian and Author, Jaime Chambers

June 23, 2019

You’ve heard my take on intermittent fasting (episode 5). Now I chat with Jaime Chambers, also a practising nutritionist and dietitian, and author of ’16:8 Intermittent Fasting’. Jamie and I discuss the practical implications of intermittent fasting (IF) from a weight loss, gut health and anti-aging perspective. We talk about the different types of IF and the particular people who may benefit from it the most, along with a real life case study from Jaime’s Sydney based clinic. So avoid advice from graduates of the 'University of Google' and separate the facts from fictions with information from the qualified experts.

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Episode 10: How to Beat Sugar Cravings

Episode 10: How to Beat Sugar Cravings

June 20, 2019

If sugar cravings get you good - this is the podcast for you. I have spent years helping not only myself but also my clients break out of the sugar addicted cycle. It's not about will power, it's about knowledge. When you know why you're having sugar cravings, you can deal with them easily using the many practical and easy strategies I give you in this podcast. We talk about what sugar does in our body from a chemical perspective and what the science shows us is healthy regarding out diets. I give you 3 easy and practical points to break the sugar craving cycle for good. If you loved this podcast and want more, I wrote an e-book just for you guys on this exact topic plus so much more! My e-book is available for sale on my website and will help you realise the different between true hunger and head hunger and helps you identify what your true soul foods are and how to incorporate them into a lifelong healthy eating pattern and we touch on cravings as well. This e-book is a money back guarantee as I know it has helped hundreds of women world-wide to establish a healthier relationship with food and I know it will help you too! It’s available on the shop page of my website at www.leanneward.com.au

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Episode 9: Talking Gut Health (Part 1) with Double Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Episode 9: Talking Gut Health (Part 1) with Double Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

June 15, 2019

The emerging science is proving the old adage true: you really are what you eat. More and more studies are showing that your diet and, in turn, the health of your gut is of critical importance to overall health and may aid in the prevention of various diseases. In this episode, I interview Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (@theguthealthmd on Instagram), a double board certified gastroenterologist and doctor of internal medicine. Dr B. and I take you through the studies and facts surrounding how to improve your gut health through your diet, what to include in your diet and what to avoid, and also the impact of non-dietary factors such as stress and sleep. We talk about irritable bowel syndrome, the real low FODMAP diet and how to do it properly. Finally, we discuss the impact of diet and gut health on a number of conditions such as coeliac disease, leaky gut, dysbiosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and the effect gut health has on women's hormones and weight loss.

Episode 8: Bloating, the Science and What to Do About It

Episode 8: Bloating, the Science and What to Do About It

June 10, 2019

In this episode I discuss bloating. I suffer from it, you suffer from it, and this is what you need to know about it. I teach you what bloating is, what causes it, how its clinically defined and diagnosed, and when it's normal and when it's not. During my many years in clinical practice, I helped many gut health clients deal with bloating. So #beatthebloat with facts... not fairies. I give you practical food and lifestyle based solutions to beat your bloating without needing any crazy diets or supplements. If you enjoy this episode, please take a second to rate it or leave me a review in the purple iTunes podcast app. The more reviews I receive, the more podcasts I'll create for YOU for FREE!

Episode 7: Fat Loss Truths & Common Mistakes (Part 2) - Feat. Angelique Clark, Accredited Sports Dietitian

Episode 7: Fat Loss Truths & Common Mistakes (Part 2) - Feat. Angelique Clark, Accredited Sports Dietitian

June 4, 2019

This episode is part 2 of my discussion with Brisbane based accredited sports dietitian and performance nutritionist, Angelique Clark. In today's podcast, Angie and I answer questions submitted by you, the listeners, about fat loss, body composition, preventing muscle breakdown, exercise nutrition and supplement use. We end the podcast with a case based scenario to give you a behind the scenes look into how clinical sports dietitians approach their practice. With over 10 years of experience, in elite physique transformations and the CrossFit, natural body building and bikini competition fields, Angie is a wealth of knowledge in these areas. If you enjoy this episode, make sure you subscribe and leave a review in Apple Podcasts or Spotify.