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. Connect with The Lentil Intervention community on Facebook and Instagram, and find more details including resources and opportunities to take action at www.thelentilintervention.org... Show More

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March 1, 2021 35 min

Hannah O’Malley is a clinical pharmacist and lifestyle medicine practitioner based in Nelson NZ. Until recently Hannah served as Projects Lead for the health promotion charity Doctors For Nutrition, but has now taken on the challenging role of Events and Education Lead.

Hannah also founded The Better Base in 2018, to help people consume more delicious plant-based foods and educate them on the associated benefits for humans and the ...

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Dr Catherine Knight is an environmental historian and consultant, award-winning non-fiction author, yoga teacher, and co-founder of Better Futures Forum.
Catherine’s most recent book, Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa, examines the link between nature and wellbeing and argues for the restoration of ‘neighbourhood nature’. Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this chat, as we take a deep dive into humanity’s relati...

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In this episode, we are joined by quite the dynamic due; Dr Heleen Roex, and her daughter, Dr Juliette Roex.
Heleen is a paediatrician, Food For Life instructor and serves as Chair of Board for Doctors For Nutrition (DFN) – which, by the way, she co-founded!
Juliette is currently completing her GP training and serves as South Australian ‘Ambassadoc’ and Lead Student Advisor for DFN.
Both doctors are a phenomenal wealth of knowledge on...

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Dr Ian Tibbetts is Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland and serves as Director of the Moreton Bay Foundation. He has authored more than 100 journal articles, many of which feature Moreton Bay, and in 2018 Ian was appointed Chair of the Scientific Expert Panel advising the Minister for Fisheries on the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy.

Moreton Bay supports large numbers of the nationally th...

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Melanie Dixon is a principal ecologist and serves as a trustee and deputy chair for the National Wetland Trust of New Zealand.
Wetlands are often undervalued, but are amongst the most productive ecosystems in the world, home to an immense variety of species and acting as important filtration and buffer systems. These ecosystems are also hugely important carbon sinks, storing ~1/3 of the world’s terrestrial carbon. Unfortunately, ove...

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Michal Siewierski is a world-renowned, award-winning documentary filmmaker known for his previous documentaries Food Choices and Diet Fiction. Michal has continued his impactful film-making journey with his latest documentary offering Takeout.
In this documentary, Michal embarks on a daring journey to expose the real drivers behind the Amazon forest fires and devastating deforestation rates. Michal is a force for positive change and...

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December 17, 2020 129 min

Folks, this is our final episode for 2020 – it’s been one hell of a year. Thank you for taking this journey with us. We close out the year by reflecting on some of the incredible wisdom our stellar guests have shared with us since we kicked off in April. We are joined once again by our very first guest, the incredible Dr Luke Wilson, to help us recap, weigh in on some hot topics and share some valuable insights.

If you’re newer to t...

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In this express episode, Ben and Emma weigh in on the recent EPIC-Oxford paper, which assessed fracture risk differences between plant-based eaters and omnivores. It’s caused quite the stir in the nutrition world - but as always with nutrition, there are many shades of grey and blanket statements should not be made (If you want a deep dive into some of the methodological flaws of the study, see Dr Avi Bitterman discuss that here).

W...

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November 30, 2020 52 min

Dr Taisia Cech is a GP based in Nelson and founder of Plantify. Taisia’s own health struggles set her down the path to becoming a doctor and discovering a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Taisia keeps busy running Plantify and working as a GP, but states her main job is raising two plant-powered little ones; she has discovered increased clarity and a sense of urgency to look after our planet since having kids!
Taisia brings a wealt...

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Geoff Reid is a passionate environmental activist, nature photographer and content creator based in Aotearoa. Geoff uses his skills as a visual communicator to advocate for forest and water restoration, pest management and increased biodiversity.

Geoff is only a one-man band, and to-date has been running on a shoe-string budget, yet he has still been able to achieve so much through his hard work, dedication and effective advocacy. A...

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Adam Guthrie, founder of I Feel Good, joins us for an inspiring discussion about his health challenges and journey back to wellness. Like many of us, Adam was leading a very busy life and wasn’t paying close attention to his health and nutrition… until he was forced to reassess everything, following a heart attack at 39.

His transformation was nothing short of incredible. Following the heart attack, Adam didn’t just recover – he thr...

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In this episode, we take a slightly different approach to our usual format. We are talking all things plant-based nutrition, specifically for fuelling endurance athletes and we have Jayden Ordner joining us to offer some really valuable insights.
Jayden is an avid trail runner and adventurer, with a very strong sporting background and is currently studying dietetics at university so brings a nice mix of science and experience to the...

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November 2, 2020 65 min

Dr Kate Wylie is a GP and climate activist based in Adelaide. Kate is the founder of Climate Medicine, a member of Doctors For The Environment Australia and has completed the Climate Reality Leadership Program with Al Gore. Dr Wylie does vital work, educating on the health effects of climate change to both community groups and health professionals.

In this episode we discuss:
• Kate’s background and journey to climate activism
• The n...

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October 26, 2020 68 min

Shane Ward is founder of Action Ecology, a consultancy offering a range of services that improve land productivity, resource efficiency, resilience and ecological function. Shane is passionate about the benefits of regenerative agriculture and the opportunities it provides for carbon drawdown, presenting regularly on the subject. He serves as Better Futures Forum’s expert on regenerative land use, sustainable food systems and ecosy...

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October 19, 2020 40 min

James Wilson had spent a lifetime growing, harvesting and eating meat and milk products but following a serious health scare, he made the switch to a wholefood plant-based lifestyle.
James lost weight, turned his health around and was able to discontinue his prescription medication. He has now authored the book Plant Paradigm which describes the benefits of veganism for animals, human health and planetary health and touches on an ex...

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October 5, 2020 53 min

Lyn Mayes joins us in this episode to talk about the New Zealand soft plastics stewardship scheme and touch on the Australian equivalent, REDcycle - so this chat will be applicable to both our Aussie and NZ listeners!
Lyn is director and founder of the sustainability consultancy Mad World, the sustainability advisor to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council, a member of the Institute of Directors and Chair of the Auckland Conserva...

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September 28, 2020 57 min

The fantastic Ondine Sherman is an established author, the co-founder and managing director of Voiceless: The Animal Protection Institute and also serves as director of the conservation NGO This is My Earth. Ondine joins us to discuss her new book Vegan Living: A simple guide to a cruelty-free, healthy, plant-based life.
And thanks to the generosity of Ondine and her Publisher, Pantera Press, we are able to offer four copies of Ondi...

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September 21, 2020 58 min

Hannah Blumhardt is one busy lady. Having a background in law, policy, history and international relations she serves as the zero-waste expert for Better Futures Forum, founded The Rubbish Trip with her partner Liam in 2015 and is the co-founder and policy spokesperson for Takeaway Throwaways. Hannah is also a member of the steering committee for the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council, amongst many other things! Hannah is a pa...

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Dr Sam Gartland is a GP based in Ballina, NSW. In 2008 while busy as an intensive care doctor, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and his world changed. Sam’s symptoms were so severe he had to resign his position, but fortunately, he has now been relapse-free since 2009, after implementing specific dietary and lifestyle changes.

These changes not only helped in his recovery but shape Sam’s practice as a doctor today. Sam now s...

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And we’re back! And we bring you the first ‘express edition’ of the podcast. These will be short-form snippets peppered in between our regular episodes, where Ben and Emma cover specific subjects or timely topics.

In this episode we let you know what’s been happening behind the scenes while we’ve been away from the mic and cover a current hot topic. Social media and news platforms have been alight due to a recent paper released by T...

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