Amanda's Wellbeing Podcast

Amanda's Wellbeing Podcast

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Eat Well. Move Well. Think Well.


The benefits of practising mindfulness with Pamela Chimenti
Jul 20 • 47 min
Today’s episode is a timely one in light of the stresses most of us are facing during the Coronavirus pandemic. I chat with Pamela Chimenti about meditation, mindfulness and being present. Pamela is a yoga and meditation instructor with the International…
Hydration and sodium status for endurance athletes with Sports Dietitian, Alan McCubbin
Jul 13 • 63 min
This week I chat with Accredited Sports Dietitian and researcher, Alan McCubbin, all about hydration and sodium status of endurance athletes. Even if you’re not an endurance athlete, Alan is a very interesting person to listen to for an insight into how…
Five Minute Food Facts - PROTEIN OVERVIEW
Jul 6 • 12 min
In this episode I give a general overview of protein - what it is, some of the important roles it has in our bodies, how much we need and which foods contain protein. Did you know that protein forms the building blocks of our immune system and that most…
Fuelling for an endurance event with sports dietitian Stephanie Gaskell
Jun 29 • 48 min
In this episode of Amanda’s Wellbeing Podcast I chat with Advanced Accredited Sport Dietician Stephanie Gaskell who is currently working on her PhD about exercised-induced gastrointestinal syndrome at Monash University. Sports nutrition is a vast area and…
This week’s guest, Lyndall Vandenberg, is the South Australian State Manager of OzHarvest
Jun 22 • 32 min
Today I have an entertaining chat with Lyndall Vandenberg, South Australian State Manager of OzHarvest. OzHarvest, an organisation founded by Ronni Kahn AO, collects quality excess food from commercial outlets, like supermarkets, hotels and restaurants,…
This week’s guest, Farrah Furtado, is a yoga teacher, writer and film maker
Jun 15 • 60 min
Today I had the genuine pleasure of interviewing Farrah Furtado. I can truly say Farrah is one of the most inspiring people I have met; when it comes to wellbeing, she walks the talk. Farrah is deeply immersed in yoga, yoga teaching, meditation, fasting…
The week’s guest, Dr Amber Halliday OLY, is a former elite athlete and founder of She Thrives in Sport
Jun 8 • 65 min
“Sport set me up for life.” Today I chat with Dr Amber Halliday OLY. Amber and I talk about her professional sporting career first in rowing, where she won numerous gold and silver medals at the Rowing World Championships and represented Australia at the…
This week’s guest, Katie Sarah, is a mountaineer and owner of Sarah Mountain Journeys
May 11 • 69 min
Today I chat with Katie Sarah, an extraordinarily accomplished person. Katie is the first woman in the world to have completed the Seven Seven, that is the Seven Summits (the highest mountain peaks on each of the seven continents) plus the seven volcanic…
Five Minute Food Facts - DIETARY FIBRE
May 4 • 12 min
Most of us know that dietary fibre is good for us, especially for our digestion. What we may not have a grasp on is how much do we really need, what does that amount look like as food and what does dietary fibre do in the body that makes it so good for…
This week’s guest, Paul Bennett, is a kidney disease expert and researcher into laughter therapy
Apr 26 • 40 min
When Paul graduated from Nursing in the 1980s, he started working in renal (i.e. kidney) care. His career, which has included further study and eminent research roles, has remained focussed on caring for patients with kidney disease. Currently, Paul is…
This week’s guest, Nick Muxlow, is an athlete, triathlon coach and author
Apr 19 • 58 min
This week I am excited to welcome back athlete, coach and author Nick Muxlow to chat about his latest book, “Journey to Kona: How to finish your best Ironman triathlon, qualify for Hawaii and have fun doing it”. This is a great episode for all triathletes…
This week’s guest, Ness Stonnill, founded Job Pair an organisation that facilitates flexible work and working from home
Apr 13 • 51 min
Today’s guest, Ness Stonnill, founded Job Pair, an organisation that helps individuals and businesses make flexible work (including part-time, job sharing and working from home) possible. This podcast is a topical one for Coronavirus times as we go into…
This week’s guest, Sarah Lee, shares her story of how cancer changed her life in unexpected ways
Mar 29 • 38 min
Today I chat with Sarah Lee who generously shares her inspiring story. Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2017 and what she did whilst living through the treatment is truly remarkable. When her oncologist said she should get some exercise,…
This week’s guest, Beck Butler, is an endurance athlete and owner of trail shop, BKT-Trail
Mar 22 • 72 min
Today I have an inspirational chat with Beck Butler, endurance athlete, adventurer and owner of dedicated trail store, BKT-Trail. Beck’s enthusiasm for all things trail - running or hiking - is contagious. She shares some crazy stories of her Marathon de…
This week’s guest, John Stamoulos, is an International Breathwork practitioner
Mar 15 • 31 min
Today I chat with John Stamoulos about Breathwork. Breathwork is a safe, non-invasive breathing technique known as conscious connected breathing that works on many different levels, for example, at a physical level it relieves tension and stress from the…
This week’s guest, Adrian Barei, is a physiotherapist and bike fit expert
Mar 8 • 55 min
This week I chat with Adrian Barei, founder and owner of Podium Physio, a boutique physiotherapy practice in Adelaide with a special niche in professional bike fitting. Adrian and I discuss common cycling injuries, the importance of complementary strength…
Today’s guest, Dr Tim Crowe, is a scientific researcher & health and medical writer
Mar 1 • 32 min
Today I am honoured to be chatting with Dr Tim Crowe, career research scientist and educator, and founder of Thinking Nutrition blog and podcast. Tim has had a long and interesting scientific career ranging from medical research in cancer and diabetes, to…
This week’s guest, Melissa Stefano, is the creator of Cancer Confidence (and so much more)
Feb 23 • 54 min
Today I have a candid and entertaining chat with the dynamo that is Melissa Stefano! Mel worked in education for 25 years, she’s worked as a consultant and as a coach, plus, she’s a highly awarded choreographer. Suffice to say, Mel had a lot going on; she…
This week’s guest, Anna Howard, is the founder of Plantmade WA
Feb 16 • 31 min
Today, I chat with an old school friend of mine, Anna Howard, who happens to be extraordinary. Anna has lived all over the world including in some very remote places - think mud huts in west Africa when she worked in the mining industry. Since her early…
This week’s guests, Rachelle Martin and Olaf Sorensen, discuss low carb & carnivore diets
Feb 9 • 54 min
My chat today with Rachelle Martin and Olaf Sorensen is anything but dull! These two are the ultimate self-experimenters, particularly when it comes to diet (and, in Olaf’s case, finding the perfect exercise regime but that will be the subject of another…
Five Minute Food Facts - PROCESSED FOOD
Feb 5 • 14 min
“Eat less processed food” - you hear it all the time. Today I discuss what that really means. Some forms of processing, like freezing, to increase shelf life is not necessarily a bad thing. The problems lie with ultra-processing where multiple ingredients…
This week’s guest, Tony Karoussis, is a Ninja Warrior
Jan 26 • 48 min
Today’s podcast guest, Tony Karoussis, is a Ninja Warrior, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) purple belt, personal trainer and former engineer. Is there anything this Ninja can’t do? Tony was drawn to martial arts after he left school and fell in love with BJJ.…
This week’s guest, Melissa Anderson, is the director of Korpermotus Pilates studio
Jan 19 • 58 min
Today’s podcast guest, Melissa Anderson, has had a long association with dance, beginning tap dance at the age of three. Fast forward and Mel completed a Bachelor of Dance Performance during which she took Pilates classes. As Mel pondered her career…
Five Minute Food Facts - FOOD WASTE
Dec 23, 2019 • 16 min
Did you know that one third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted? That is 1.3 billion tonnes of food costing the global economy around $940 billion every year. This is crazy, right? Especially when 11% of the global population does not…
This week’s guest, Dr. George Forrest, is a dentist and we discuss oral health
Dec 15, 2019 • 30 min
When many of us think of health and wellbeing, we don’t automatically think of oral health but imagine life with a constant toothache, or not being able to chew properly or speak clearly due to tooth decay or gum disease. The Australian Institute of…
This week’s guest, Helen Hyde, is a personal trainer with an interesting career path
Dec 8, 2019 • 41 min
Today’s podcast guest, Helen Hyde, runs her own personal training business, Helen Hyde Fitness. I was interested in Helen’s story because, like the majority of women I have interviewed, she has moved away from a corporate career into something that is…
This week’s guest, Catherine Sayer, is the CEO of Food South Australia
Dec 1, 2019 • 40 min
Today’s podcast guest, Catherine Sayer, is CEO of Food South Australia (SA). Food SA is the peak body supporting SA’s food and beverage industry; an industry that contributes $19.7 billion dollars to SA’s Gross State Product. I thoroughly enjoyed this…
Five Minute Food Facts - ALCOHOL
Oct 27, 2019 • 15 min
Alcohol, like it or loathe it, has been part of the human diet for thousands of years. Today I explain how it is metabolised, what comprises a standard drink, the causes of a hangover and what the latest research has to say about the risks of alcohol…
This week’s guest, Chris Chapman, established The Running Company, a specialist running shoe store
Oct 20, 2019 • 53 min
Today’s podcast guest, Chris Chapman (AKA Chicken), established The Running Company in 2009 at Bondi Beach, Sydney. Fast forward 11 years and he now has 10 stores all over Australia. The Running Company is unique in its approach because they sell only…
This week’s guest, Tina Jameson, is the founder of the Strong Daughters program
Oct 15, 2019 • 45 min
Today’s podcast guest, Tina Jameson, is the founder of Strong Daughters, bushwalking and camping adventures for girls and their mothers (or grandmothers) that are designed to equip girls with a “tool kit” of skills that help them recognise they are…
This week’s guest, Jamie Wetherell, is a physiotherapist specialising in chronic pain, a yoga teacher and surfer
Oct 6, 2019 • 37 min
Today’s podcast guest, Jamie Wetherell, is a physiotherapist at Active Bodies Physiotherapy with a background in chronic pain education and research. We begin our chat by discussing chronic pain which results from a complex interplay between the body and…
This week’s guests, Sarah Sutter and Jason Tyndall, run Nature Play SA
Sep 29, 2019 • 42 min
Today’s podcast guests are Sarah Sutter and Jason Tyndall, CEO and GM of Nature Play SA respectively. Nature Play SA is a not-for-profit organisation, the vision of which is to “inspire the South Australian community to engage children in nature through…
This week’s guest, Lisa Murphy, is an adventurer and founder of travel company, Big Heart Adventures
Sep 22, 2019 • 39 min
Today’s Podcast guest, Lisa Murphy, is the founder of Big Heart Adventures, a travel company specialising in unique, culturally authentic, hosted group active and adventure travel experiences. Lisa and I discuss some of the amazing benefits travel,…
This week’s guest, William Pullen, is a psychotherapist and founder of Dynamic Running Therapy
Sep 15, 2019 • 34 min
Today’s podcast guest, William Pullen, is a London-based psychotherapist, TEDx speaker and author who has developed a unique treatment method called “Dynamic Running Therapy” (DRT). DRT has been described as a “revolutionary method” and as “a radical new…
This week’s guest, Dr Scott Coussens, is a neuroscientist with an interest in nature play and resilience
Sep 11, 2019 • 38 min
Today’s podcast guest, Dr Scott Coussens, is the first guest to return for a repeat episode! Scott, I have discovered, has expertise in many aspects of neuroscience. In Episode #11 we discussed sleep. In this episode we consider the benefits of nature…
This week’s guest, Dr Tom Nehmy, is a clinical psychologist specialising in preventative mental health
Sep 1, 2019 • 39 min
Today’s podcast guest, Dr. Tom Nehmy, is a clinical psychologist, author and founder of the Healthy Minds Program. The Healthy Minds Program is a preventative mental health program taught in secondary schools (and businesses). During his years as a…
Sam Alfred - Emergency Medicine Consultant, Toxicologist and snake bite expert
Aug 25, 2019 • 29 min
Today’s podcast guest is Sam Alfred, Emergency Medicine Consultant and Clinical Toxicologist. Sam and I discuss his role as a toxicologist, that is the management of envenomations and of poisonings, including self-harm via overdoses of prescription or…
This week’s guest, Mark Heard, is an advocate of healthy eating in schools
Aug 18, 2019 • 32 min
Today’s podcast guest, Mark Heard, with the assistance of a team of school parents, has been instrumental in transforming a school canteen (tuck shop) into a haven of healthy offerings. You will not find any white bread or confectionary items there.…
This week’s guest, Amanda Rattay, is a personal trainer and promoter of finding balance
Aug 11, 2019 • 42 min
Today’s podcast guest, Amanda Rattay, is a personal trainer and promoter of finding balance. When you “meet” Amanda today, you will be listening to someone who has worked hard to find self-acceptance and cultivate balance in her life. Amanda openly shares…
This week’s guest, Carmel Taylor, is a yoga teacher and stretch therapist
Aug 6, 2019 • 33 min
Today’s guest, Carmel Taylor, is a yoga teacher and stretch therapist. From her years of experience, Carmel has a wealth of knowledge which she generously shares with us in this episode. Carmel took up yoga over 30 years ago when it was still considered a…
This week’s guest, Dr Scott Coussens, is a neuroscientist and sleep expert
Aug 4, 2019 • 69 min
Today’s podcast guest is Dr. Scott Coussens, a neuroscientist and sleep expert. This is quite a lengthy podcast because it turns out that when we are asleep; it is far from a passive state. Scott shares his wealth of knowledge starting with an explanation…
This week’s guest, Lara Casanova, is yoga teacher, life coach and professional counsellor specialising in grief and loss
Jul 28, 2019 • 42 min
Today’s podcast guest is Lara Casanova, yoga teacher, life coach and professional counsellor specialising in grief and loss. She is also trained in Pilates instruction and remedial massage. The main topic of discussion today is grief. Lara shares her own…
This week’s guests, Maria Harpas and Tim Jaeger, are natural health practitioners
Jul 21, 2019 • 55 min
Today’s podcast guests, Maria Harpas and Tim Jaeger, work in natural health. Maria is the director of the Natural Health Medicine Clinic where she and Tim practice. Maria is a clinical nutritionist and a naturopathic practitioner and Tim, a nutritional…
Five Minute Food Facts - SUGAR
Jun 19, 2019 • 16 min
In today’s Five Minute Food Facts episode I will discuss that sticky subject, sugar. I’ll walk you through what sugar actually is, what it does in the body and where we obtain it in food. I’ll discuss how sugar can be “hidden” in manufactured foods with…
Amanda gives a wrap up of her 70.3 triathlon in Cairns, Queensland
Jun 14, 2019 • 15 min
Today on the podcast, I (Amanda) discuss my recent experience racing the 70.3 (otherwise known as a Half Ironman) in Cairns, Queensland. The race involved a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride and a 21km run. I talk about my lead up to the event including my…
Five Minute Food Facts - ANTIOXIDANTS
May 14, 2019 • 11 min
Today’s Five Minute Food Facts episode is about antioxidants. I explain what they are and why they are considered defenders of good health. Antioxidants protect our bodies against free radicals that can harm our cells and contribute to the development of…
This week’s guest, Rachelle Martin, is a nutritionist specialising in low carb and keto diets
May 5, 2019 • 39 min
Today’s podcast guest is Rachelle Martin, a nutritionist who specialises in low carbohydrate (carb) and ketogenic (Keto) diets. Rachelle and I studied our Masters in Human Nutrition at Deakin University together and she alludes to our many interesting…
This week’s guest, Caroline Webber, is a psychoanalyst working in adolescent mental health
Apr 9, 2019 • 25 min
Today’s podcast guest is Caroline Webber, a psychotherapist who works in the area of adolescent mental health. After a distinguished career in publishing Caroline, who has always been intrigued by the workings of the brain, decided to follow this interest…
Five Minute Food Facts - COFFEE
Apr 3, 2019 • 9 min
In today’s Five Minute Food Facts episode, I will discuss the health impacts of drinking my favourite beverage, coffee. I will talk about the active ingredients in coffee, most notably caffeine and what it does in your body. The surprising benefits of…
Five Minute Food Facts - VITAMINS & MINERALS
Mar 30, 2019 • 11 min
Today’s Five Minute Food Facts episode is about vitamins and minerals. I explain what they are, why we need them, what they do in our bodies and where you can obtain them. I also mention what happens when someone is deficient in certain vitamins and…
This week’s guest, Charlotte Weigold, is a registered psychologist and hypnotherapist
Mar 25, 2019 • 20 min
Today’s podcast guest is Charlotte Weigold, a registered psychologist who practices clinical hypnosis. We have an interesting discussion about hypnosis including what it is and how it can be used as part of psychological treatment to change certain…
This week’s guest, Belinda Holmes, is a yoga and pilates teacher
Mar 12, 2019 • 20 min
Today’s podcast guest is Belinda Holmes, a yoga and pilates teacher. Belinda trained in Bikram yoga, otherwise known as hot yoga, in Los Angeles. She owns Eastside Yoga & Pilates studio in Adelaide, a beautiful space where she offers a range of classes…
Five Minute Food Facts - SALT
Mar 10, 2019 • 12 min
Today’s Five Minute Food Facts episode is about salt and how salt consumption impacts your health. Of particular significance, excess salt intake is linked with high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease. I will discuss practical ways…
This week’s guest, Eliza Richards, is a personal trainer, black belt in karate
Feb 26, 2019 • 20 min
Today’s podcast guest is Eliza Richards. Eliza is an extraordinary woman - she is a personal trainer, holds a black belt in karate and is a mother of four (including triplets). What I love about Eliza is that she fits a lot into her life yet she also…
This week’s guest, Margaret Boylan, is a cycling coach and time trialist
Feb 12, 2019 • 24 min
Today’s podcast guest is Margaret Boylan. Having escaped a successful career in the public service as a lawyer, Margaret is now a Level 1 cycling coach and a Level 1 strength and conditioning coach and, of course, an accomplished cyclist herself…
This week’s guest, Nick Muxlow, is an author, an ultramarathon runner and an elite athlete.
Feb 5, 2019 • 27 min
Today’s podcast guest is Nick Muxlow. Nick is an accomplished athlete with over 15 years experience as a competitor in endurance events and that includes some pretty handy finishes like Ultra Trail Australia (100km), 5 Peaks Ultra Marathon (winner),…
About Amanda’s Wellbeing Podcast
Jan 23, 2019 • 3 min
Welcome to Amanda’s Wellbeing Podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing experts in the fields of nutrition, physical health and mental health. After listening to this podcast feel free to browse around my channel and check out my eat well, move well…