Talking Clean with Irene

Talking Clean with Irene

www.nourishedlife.com.au
Talking Clean with Irene is a show about how to kick the toxins out of your life and live a more natural and sustainable lifestyle.


You wouldn’t believe what you could recycle
May 25 • 31 min
Tom Szaky is the founder and CEO of Terracycle, an innovative waste management company on a mission to make a difference in the world by improving our global waste problem. With Tom’s entrepreneurial mindset, he developed innovative programs to help…
Is Certified Organic really all that different?
May 11 • 39 min
Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Niki Ford, the CEO of Australian Organic. This is a not-for-profit member-owned organization. It has become more and more relevant today as so many consumers are demanding information about the differences between…
I talk to Melissa Ambrosini about my mean girl
Apr 27 • 38 min
Melissa Ambrosini is a wellness guru, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the bestselling author of the books Mastering Your Mean Girl and Open Wide, she hosts one of the top-rated podcasts, The Melissa Ambrosini Show. Her Mission is to inspire…
Why I’m ‘plant-based’, not vegan.
Apr 13 • 28 min
I was absolutely blown away when I recently went plant-based! So naturally, I was very excited to talk to today’s guest Robyn Chuter — naturopath, health counsellor and recipient of ‘Vegan Professional of the Year’ award. Robyn runs Empower Total Health,…
Elle Macpherson’s secret to vitality (it costs the same as a coffee!)
Mar 30 • 51 min
So, you guys know all about my journey with adrenal fatigue. But did you know that I have global supermodel and business sensation Elle Macpherson to thank for my renewed vitality? This inspirational wellness industry powerhouse and her supergreens have…
How Carla Oates pioneered the inner beauty category
Mar 23 • 31 min
I know how long you’ve all been waiting for this episode. And today, I’m delighted to be sharing my enlightening chat with the gorgeous Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef. Today, Carla explains exactly what makes her products stand out from all the…
Miranda Kerr was doing organic beauty before it was cool
Mar 9 • 27 min
Supermodel, author, mum of three and founder of KORA Organics. Miranda Kerr was doing organic beauty before it was cool! This Aussie icon got into the organic beauty game well before I dreamed of Nourished Life. KORA Organics launched over a decade ago,…
Greenwashing your green washing
Feb 24 • 27 min
I thought I had a handle on green cleaning, but today’s chat with Nicole Bijlsma has really opened my eyes. The author of Healthy Home Healthy Family, Nicole is also a building biologist, owner of Abode natural cleaning products and an expert on…
How to be the best version of you, with Rachael Finch.
Feb 10 • 45 min
If Rachael Finch is doing it, I wanna know about it! In this episode, I had the great pleasure of asking Rachael all about her wellness journey, her FOUR businesses and how she goes about planning and organising her busy life. Since being crowned Miss…
Why acai bowls aren’t just a trend
Feb 3 • 18 min
Acai — tricky to pronounce on the first go, but keep practising because I’m here to tell you that this incredible superfood is here to stay! No doubt you’ve seen the acai flags outside cafes about town. Well, I’ve got the man behind them on today’s show…
Our naturopath answers your questions!
Jan 20 • 46 min
I’m so excited about this episode! We put the call out to you on our Instagram for questions about all things health and our in-house naturopath at Nourished Life joins me today to get stuck into them. Melanie Ruckley has been with me at Nourished Life…
Everything you need to know about gut health
Jan 13 • 37 min
Some of you may know that I’ve had difficulties with adrenal fatigue for a while now. I’ve always suspected that my gut health might have something to do with it, especially my penchant for sugar! What I didn’t realise is that gut health is virtually…
Is raw skincare the next clean beauty trend?
Jan 6 • 24 min
We all know about raw food, but did you know there’s such a thing as raw skincare? Back in the ‘90s when no one was really thinking about natural products, Dr. Saul Alkaitis — a chemist, research scientist and molecular biologist — was creating his…
Why you should make skin care your Pai-ority
Dec 16, 2019 • 36 min
OK, it has to be said … the famous Pai Rosehip Oil is hands down my favourite rosehip oil ever! There is no comparison to this superior oil with its extraordinary regenerative properties. When Sarah Brown created Pai Skincare she had a clear vision of…
Do period undies really work?
Dec 9, 2019 • 19 min
I can’t even begin to articulate how different my teenage years would have been if period undies had been invented. Luckily for the next generation, Aussie-owned brand Modibodi is smashing the stigma around all things menstruation. And let me tell you,…
Are blue light blocking glasses worth it?
Dec 2, 2019 • 30 min
No one has to convince me that technology is GREAT and that our devices allow life and business to be more efficient, engaging and (of course) fun! But we all know there’s a downside. Technology is so captivating because it’s designed that way. So what…
There’s clean beauty, and then there’s 100% Pure!
Nov 25, 2019 • 35 min
I am SO proud that I bought this brand to Australia! Today’s guest is the amazing Susie Wang — the brains behind 100% Pure, an almost entirely vegan brand of certified natural skin care, organic makeup, hair care and body products. There are hundreds of…
Clean eating 101 with a nutritionist
Nov 18, 2019 • 28 min
For anyone who might be overwhelmed by the world of nutrition, let’s get back to basics! This week I’m talking to fully qualified nutritionist Steph Lowe about the simple steps we can take to help improve our daily eating habits. Steph is the resident…
The problem with microfibres
Nov 11, 2019 • 32 min
According to a recent study, a single fleece jacket can release up to 250,000 microfibres in just one single load of washing. Those fibres are going straight into our waters and into our food chain, which means that we could actually be eating our own…
Why we shouldn’t kill 99.9% of bacteria
Nov 4, 2019 • 13 min
Would you believe me if I said that you could clean your home by adding bacteria instead of killing it? Welcome to the world of probiotic cleaning. In a nutshell, it’s the process of spraying good bacteria onto your household surfaces and allowing the…
The deodorant paste that started a revolution
Oct 28, 2019 • 28 min
If you’re going to change once thing in your routine to make it toxin free, change your deodorant! This week I’m talking to Chey Birch, the founder of Black Chicken Remedies, one of the very first brands I ever stocked. Chey’s Aussie-made pure natural…
Everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms
Oct 21, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode we’re talking medicinal mushrooms (or as I like to call them, magic mushies!). I’m joined by medicinal mushroom expert and Founder of SuperFeast, Mason Taylor. Mason is a tonic herbalist and a passionate health educator. After suffering…
Does natural deodorant actually work?
Oct 14, 2019 • 22 min
Here’s a story: I was once banned from an online forum for talking about natural deodorants. Can you believe how far we’ve come in recent years? Mainstream deodorants are some of the worst offenders when it comes to potential toxins as they can be full of…
Why you should put secondhand first!
Oct 7, 2019 • 21 min
We all know that sustainability is best when it’s fun and social. What if I told you there was an easy way to declutter, shop for bargains, connect with your community AND participate in the war on waste? Would you believe that you don’t even need to…
Is this the most sustainable brand in the world?
Sep 30, 2019 • 20 min
What if I told you that I have found a simple way that we can stop over 80 billion plastic bottles from ending up in landfill and in the ocean every single year? What if I also told you that I’ve figured out how to replace five 350ml bottles of regular…
Why a green leaf on the label doesn’t make a product natural
Sep 23, 2019 • 39 min
If there’s one iconic natural beauty brand, trust me, the subject of this episode is it! I’m talking about Weleda, around for over 90 years and recognised all over the globe with its classic and colourful packaging. In this week’s show I speak to Jayn…
Is this the best investment you can make for your skin?
Sep 16, 2019 • 27 min
This might be a controversial opinion, but I think that skin care is the most important investment you can make! In this episode, you’ll find out how you can rejuvenate your skin and experience the magic of natural spa treatments without even needing to…
How to live a Low Tox Life with Alexx Stuart
Sep 9, 2019 • 44 min
When I started my low tox journey, I had absolutely no idea where to begin. It was incredibly hard to wade through all that research. Thankfully, nowadays, if you’re trying to live a low tox life but don’t know where to start, this week’s episode might…
Replace your coffee with these superfood lattes!
Sep 2, 2019 • 20 min
Until recently, I had a terrible addiction to having a pick-me-up coffee at 4:00 pm, every day. That was until I discovered these natural superfood lattes and swapped that addiction for a much healthier one, which gets me through my day without ANY…
Are there more chemicals in this than cigarette smoke?
Aug 26, 2019 • 23 min
Some of the worst headaches I’ve ever had have been from walking through the perfume section of a department store, and in this episode, we’re investigating why! My guest is Vanessa Megan Gray, the founder and formulator of Vanessa Megan Advanced Organic…
Zapping hormonal breakouts to Zilch
Aug 19, 2019 • 24 min
Absolutely no one loves breakouts or hormonal acne, and in this episode, Dr Vivian Tam is here to help us get rid of them for good. Vivian is a doctor of Chinese medicine, cosmetic acupuncturist and the creator of the all natural Zilch Acne Formula. She…
I asked a sexologist so you don’t have to!
Aug 12, 2019 • 28 min
This week’s episode gets a little bit dirty — we’re talking about sex toys! I’m joined by Alexandra Fine, who is a sexologist and the co-founder of Dame Products. Alexandra holds a masters in clinical psychology focused on sex therapy and actually made…
Love your guts — a how-to on gut health
Aug 5, 2019 • 19 min
Love your guts! Your gut health, I mean. My guest in this gut health special is Lee Holmes, the founder of Supercharged Food and creator of the amazing Love Your Gut Powder. In this episode, Lee explains how diatomaceous earth can help to cultivate a…
Why you need to change your undies
Jul 29, 2019 • 27 min
Learn about exactly why you need to change your undies… change to bamboo undies, I mean! I’m talking about why we should all be wearing bamboo undies (as well as how often we should be replacing them.) My guest is Shaun Greenblo, the CEO of Boody Eco…
The good side of palm oil with Dr Bronner’s
Jul 22, 2019 • 31 min
Lisa Bronner is proudly carrying the family flag with her grandfather’s world-famous Dr Bronner’s soap business, which started way back in 1948. In this episode, she shares the history of these “magic” soaps and how they’ve actually become more relevant…
How to replace your entire skincare routine with 1 product
Jul 22, 2019 • 22 min
What if you could replace your entire skin care routine with just one single product? Well, Ross Macdougald has found a way to do exactly that, and it can actually transform your skin for the better. Ross is a highly experienced chemist and the founder of…
Get your veggies to last 2x longer and save $1,500 at the same time!
Jul 22, 2019 • 32 min
Discover how to save up to $1,500 on your grocery shop and keep your produce fresher for longer with the genius kitchen hack called The Swag. This reusable food storage bag system was created by Peita Pini, a busy mum who was sick and tired of throwing…