The Lentil Intervention Podcast

The Lentil Intervention Podcast

Conversations to guide you through three key pillars of health - movement, wholefood nutrition and environmental wellness. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics, combining evidence-based practices, their personal knowledge and experiences, and informative and inspirational stories from show guests. Emma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition. Based in Boonah, south-east Queensland, Australia where she runs her private practice, she also serves as a member of the Doctors For Nutrition advisory council and is a 200-hour qualified yoga teacher. Ben is a Triathlon New Zealand level 3 accredited and XTERRA certified coach, with a Vegan Nutritionist and Sports Nutrition Business Diploma. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand and has over 25 years of competitive triathlon, trail running and multisport experience. Connect with The Lentil Intervention community on Facebook and Instagram, and find more details at www.greenstuffnutrition.com for Emma and www.eitelberg.com for Ben.... Show More

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July 5, 2020 75 min

Brad Dixon, owner and director of Everfit Physiotherapy and Coaching joins us in this episode. Brad’s enthusiasm for total wellness, through a holistic approach to health, is very evident in this conversation, as he runs us through his expansive wellness recommendations. Brad brings with him 20+ years’ experience as an athlete and physiotherapist and incorporates many important pillars of lifestyle medicine to his coaching work...

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June 29, 2020 80 min

The phenomenal Dr Mike Joy joins us in this episode to discuss the true cost of our current food and farming practices and the environmental consequences of the current system. Mike is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University, Wellington and holds a PhD in water ecology. Mike has received multiple awards for his work, is well known for passionately advocating for environmenta...

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The brilliant Dr Shireen Kassam joins us for episode 11. Shireen is a Consultant Haematologist at King’s College Hospital, London and is the founder and director of the non-profit organisation Plant-Based Health Professionals UK. Shireen is also a visiting professor at Winchester University, where she runs the UK's first University-based course on plant-based nutrition. We touch on many topics in this conversation including nut...

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June 14, 2020 83 min

This episode is all about gut health for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, with the brilliant Robyn Chuter. Robyn is a certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner who specialises in helping people reverse serious and chronic illnesses using a plant-based diet and emotional healing. Robyn is a phenomenal wealth of knowledge when it comes to the topic of optimal gut health and she touches on a number of important principles for fostering a...

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Episode 9 and we chat with two incredible humans; Jasmijn de Boo and Professor Andrew Knight. Jasmijn is a professional animal advocate and educator, currently working as International Director at ProVeg International. Andrew is a professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics and founding director of the Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester. Together they co-authored The Green Protein Report: Meeting New Zealand’s Cli...

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May 31, 2020 43 min

We chat with Grant Dixon, the filmmaker behind The Big Fat Lie. Grant was motivated to produce this award-winning documentary after suffering a heart attack at only 58 years of age. The documentary depicts his health recovery and his journey for answers as to why a whole food plant-based diet isn’t more widely promoted in the medical and nutrition fields.
Grant is one busy man as he didn’t just stop there! Grant is now driving chan...

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May 24, 2020 88 min

Brad Dalrymple joins us for a chat about the impact of diet on climate change, ocean acidification and deforestation, the importance of keeping our waterways clean, and his athletic endeavours. Brad is a principal environmental engineer at Ocean Protect and also co-hosts the brilliant Ocean Protect podcast. Brad also has quite the sporting resume, having won both the Australian National Sprint and Olympic Distance AG Championships,...

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In this episode, we sit down with Dr Portia D’Anverrs, a brilliant plant-based Radiology Registrar. Portia is also a qualified fitness instructor and has previously competed in powerlifting, INBA bikini and sports modelling – so it’s safe to say that she walks her talk when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. We get to chat about Portia’s journey to medicine, the untapped potential of medical imaging as a tool for lifestyle int...

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May 10, 2020 65 min

A plant-powered Anaesthetic Registrar based on the Gold Coast, Dr Andrew Little devotes the majority of his workday putting people to sleep for surgery but spends the rest of his time trying to awaken people to the benefits of a plant-based diet. We discuss Andrew’s transition to a plant-based diet and his athletic endeavours, the use of social media to promote sound nutrition and environmental science, his business BeHumane and th...

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April 25, 2020 77 min

In this episode, we share Shamiz Kachwalla’s extraordinary recovery story. In 2012 Shamiz was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis; he was told he would be on medication for life, and the likelihood of surgery was high. After adopting a plant-based diet, Shamiz was able to completely turn his health around and has been fit and healthy for the last seven years. Shamiz and his brother Shukul now help countless others regain their health...

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(Part 2 of 2) Picking up where we left off on the conversation about added salt and sugar, and calorie-dense foods. We discuss Dr Luke Wilson’s journey to a whole food plant-based diet, delve into the details of The Broad Study and why it was such a success and discuss Luke’s involvement with the health promotion charity Doctors For Nutrition. A pioneer of lifestyle medicine within Australasia, Luke has devoted his life to genuinel...

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(Part 1 of 2) Introducing the phenomenal Dr Luke Wilson. Luke is a GP based in Wellington, NZ and co-author of The Broad Study. In this episode we discuss Luke’s journey to a whole food plant-based diet, delve into the details of The Broad Study and why it was such a success and discuss Luke’s involvement with the health promotion charity Doctors For Nutrition. A pioneer of lifestyle medicine within Australasia, Luke has devoted hi...

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Introducing our brand new podcast! Firstly, we give a quick introduction to ourselves and the story behind The Lentil Intervention. We then switch focus to discuss simple lifestyle strategies you can implement to keep yourself healthy and positive in these uncertain times.  This episode is devoted to discussing easy actions to help optimise sleep, nutrition, movement, stress management, and keeping that human connection when it'...

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