After studying at the University of Sydney & the University of Technology Sydney, Joanne discovered that it is not the amount of money earnt in a career, but the difference that career makes to the lives of others, to communities and to the planet. After working in distribution for Australia's largest meal-kit company, BOXED2GO, Joanne was stunned by the huge volume of wasteful, non-biodegradable Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) packaging that was and still is destroying the planet and has been the go-to for over 60 years in the industry. With the need for a sustainable alternative, Joanne founded Planet Protector Packaging in 2015. Understanding consumer concerns about packaging sustainability, Joanne established a way to provide businesses that require insulated packaging to transport perishables or delicate items with an environmentally-friendly alternative to EPS, made from sheep's waste wool. Joanne's determination and leadership has won the company multiple awards both domestically and abroad, including Joanne's 2020 achievement of being named laureate at Cartier's Women's Initiative, a prestigious global honour. Joanne's pursuit to drive positive change in the world, and her passion for raising awareness for the community through public speaking events and education beyond her role at Planet Protector Packaging, led her to become a Community Ambassador for Dementia Australia and an Ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia.
In this episode, I get deep into my own journey and share with you my intentions for this podcast and all the exciting guests we have lined up. Get ready to get inspired and spark that curiosity.
This episode features the fearless Cyndi O’Meara who tells us about a time when she was in her 50’s and what she discovered about the ketogenic diet.
In this episode I am joined by Alexx Stuart, founder of Low Tox Life. We discuss how tonsillitis plagued her until she had a wonderful consult with a naturopath who really changed the course of how she investigated her health, the questions that she asked and taught her the importance of forming a great partnership with a practitioner.
This episode features one of our own team health coaches, Alicia Berry. Alicia became curious when, suffering with some serious health concerns, she wondered if her breast implants were the root cause of her problems.
In this episode, I have a fantastic chat with Brad Leech, who is a clinical nutritionist, Ayurvedic specialist and currently studying his PhD in intestinal permeability.
In this episode, Steph talks about her journey from a teen with food and health issues to becoming the Natural Nutritionist with a passion for spreading a positive message about real food and the incredible affect it has on health.
In this episode, hear how as a teenager, Jason’s curiosity was sparked by swimming in Sydney’s polluted waters, leading him down a path of studying water quality and on to becoming a consultant on childhood lead poisoning.
In this episode, I am joined by my dear friend, Kim Morrison, founder of Twenty8, an incredible organic skincare and aromatherapy company. Her life journey, and all she has accomplished to date, has stemmed from her unwavering self-belief, a healthy dose of curiosity, and her deep understanding that you must take care of yourself first and foremost.
In today's episode, I am talking with our beautiful head Naturopath, Ellen. But today it’s not Ellen’s clinical experience we are exploring but her incredible volunteer work in India for some NGO’s whose focus is on women's health education.
In this episode, my dear friend, Cathy and I talk about the tiny cabin her and partner Carlos share in the Noosa hinterland and how they have opened it up as a simple retreat for guests to immerse themselves in nature and a simpler life.
In this episode, Rowena Field, a physiotherapist and a PhD candidate, specialising in chronic pain and nutrition, shares her own experience with chronic back pain which led her to turn her understanding of chronic pain management on its head and in the process solve her own chronic pain problem.
Welcome to episode 12 where I speak to Rohan Smith, an extremely experienced and knowledgeable Naturopath who runs a clinical practice specialising in supporting patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. He discusses how he supports his clients with chronic fatigue and provides some great apps and tips to support yourself in moving forward into full wellness.
In this episode, I’m interviewing Maria Harpas, a clinical Nutritionist and Naturopath. We unpack the benefits and limitations of a vegan diet and the most common markers that she sees in clinic to help her patients optimise their health.
Today I’m interviewing Dr. Michele Lastella, a career researcher at CQUniversity’s Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science in Adelaide. Episode highlights include screen use and its effect on sleep onset and quality, teenage sleep, organ circadian rhythm and discovering your personal sleep chronotype.
In this episode I am joined by the incredible Shelley McKenzie, Nutritionist, soon to be Naturopath, and proud Mama. Shelley specialises in female hormone health, and is very passionate about fertility, pregnancy and beyond. Join me as we chat about Shelley’s health journey, and all that she has overcome, as well as preconception health, pregnancy and that sacred postpartum period.
In this episode, I’m joined by chiropractor, Dr. Brett Hill and today we talk all about how to flex that resilience muscle - how to build it, how to build resilience in kids, what skills you need and what areas of life you may need to build resilience in.
In this episode I am talking with Rachel Favilla. We begin discussing Rachel’s history of being diagnosed with Autoimmune hepatitis at age 14, which led on to a diagnosis and treatment of Anorexia. Rachel eventually found the healing power of real food and is now a nutritionist and educator with a beautiful simple philosophy around eating real food that serves your body and makes you feel good.
Ever wanted to grow your own vegies? Well this is the episode for you. Today I chat with Matt Harris, founder of Vegepod, a company whose mission is to make growing veges foolproof. We cover topics such as soil health and quality and food miles. No matter what the size of your outdoor space I hope this inspires you to get growing.
For all the gut science nerds out there like me you are just going to love this episode. Today I interview Dr Alena Pribyl who is the senior scientist and research officer at Microba, the very lab we use at Kultured Wellness to analyse our clients’ gut microbiome. Listen in as we discuss the cutting edge science around sequencing and latest insights into the gut microbiome as it relates to mental health, cancer and more.
You are going to love this candid chat with Luke Hines about what brings him joy and what he has been curious about over the past year. Luke discusses how the COVID crisis led him to turn everything he thought he knew about his own health pillars on their head, leading to a huge readjustment and redefinition in all areas of his life.
This one is for the Mamas and the Papas or anyone who has an interest in nourishing our children. I chat with Jess Donovan, Naturopath, who specialises in kids health, supporting families to raise happy and healthy kids. We dive into Jess’ own health journey and how finding the wonderful world of Naturopathy propelled her into her passion for kids' health.
In this episode I chat with Anna Papaioannou aka Anna the Anxiety Coach. We talk about Anna’s own experience with anxiety which developed after a childhood accident and the journey that ensued to help her work through her debilitating condition. Through this journey, Anna’s greatest challenges in life turned into her greatest triumph.
What a great interview we have today for anyone who is a Mama, wanting to be a Mama or who simply wants to up their game when it comes to increasing their nutrient stores. Sheridan Joy is a qualified nutritionist and GAPS practitioner and shares with us her passion for nutrition during and post pregnancy.
I absolutely love interviewing curious minds and I have to say my guest today, Professor James Adams, epitomises the very essence of a curious mind. He is the director of the Asperger’s/Autism research programme at Arizona State University and his area of focus is researching the medical causes of Autism and how to treat and prevent it including looking at nutrition, oxidative stress and gut problems in particular.
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