The Podcast

On a mission to simplify wellness, Rhiannon’s Food For Thought podcast will equip you with all the evidence-based advice you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. She is joined by special guests, all of whom can be considered experts in the world of wellbeing, so that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest versions of ourselves with trusted, expert advice.


Transforming Mental Health With Fitness

Many of us are familiar with the most common barrier to a regular physical activity routine and the lack of time we set aside for exercising. Work, family obligations and other realities of daily life often get in the way of our best intentions to be more active. Now faced with lockdown, we are restricted more than ever, but this still allows us to exercise once a day outside and nothing is stopping us from doing movement at home. Research suggests that those who successfully maintain an exercise routine learn to shift their focus from distant, external outcomes like losing weight to positive, internal experiences such as mental health. This week’s Food For Thought guest sees presenter and personal trainer, Mathew Lewis-Carter and I explore how you can really learn to fall in love with exercise and enjoy the countless benefits that come along with it!


Balancing Business & Motherhood

As hard as anyone might try, being fully prepared for becoming a mother is a huge task. Combining the demands of running a business with the responsibility of bringing up children is something that I along with many other women face. Increasingly we are seeing women setting themselves higher expectations than ever before to take on everything, with plans to give birth, look after their baby and then immediately go straight back to work. Can this really be possible and what sacrifices are associated with taking on all of these responsibilities. This week’s Food For Thought sees my good friend, Ella Mills, author and founder of Deliciously Ella to discuss the realities of being a modern day working mum!


Should You Supplement Now

Knowing what are the best supplements to take can seem like a minefield. Not only are the numbers and letters confusing and complex, you have to consider which ones are actually worth the money. With so much choice available and supplements to suit nearly every individual’s needs, knowing what the right ones to choose can be a challenge. This week’s Food For Thought sees Nutritionist Jenna Hope help sort fact from fiction so you can consider which ones are worth the money!


How To Train Your Brain In Isolation

Amazing opportunities present themselves to us all the time, but how often do we act on these and create success for ourselves? This week’s Food For Thought podcast explores how everything most people want from life – health, happiness, wealth, love – are all governed by our ability to think, feel and act; in other words, by our brain! Perhaps you’re keen to learn something new, maintain a fitness routine or just stay fit and healthy, Neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart explains how we can all harness the power of your brain to reach any goals.


Eat Well On A Budget

In these uncertain and difficult times, the spread of coronavirus is impacting each of our lives. With individuals looking for answers, especially ones that seem ‘easy’ to implement, such as what we can eat or drink on a budget. With the closure of restaurants and limited foods available in the supermarkets, we are needing to become more creative while cooking in a financially viable manner. So, is it possible to make healthy changes to our daily eating habits that will last while restricting our spending? This week’s Food For Thought guest is, Miguel Barclay an Instagram chef who is constantly experimenting in the kitchen and makes meals that all cost less than £1 a person.


Doctor & Nutritionist Fighting Coronavirus

Confirmed cases of coronavirus have now spanned the globe, and figures of new cases are increasing each day. COVID-19 has spiralled out of our control, leaving countries across the globe in a state of emergency and doctors and nurses overstretched. At present, it is expected that the coronavirus pandemic could affect the UK well into 2021 and may lead to 7.9 million people being hospitalised, adding even more strain on health services and with knock on effects on the economy. There are simple measures that each and everyone of us can do to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, as our very actions can help reduce the chances of us catching it and in turn spreading the virus. This week’s Food For Thought sees NHS Dr Joshua Wolrich discuss the evolving advice and spread of misinformation in these uncertain times. Please note, all evidence-based information shared in this episode are accurate as of 20 March 2020. Further resources can be found at; gov.uk/coronavirus, nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ & who.int/


You Need To Learn About Menopause

Menopause is a topic that is still often left unspoken about. The menopause and lack of conversation around it can leave many women feeling isolated and with little support during a time in their life that is completely natural and which happens in every woman’s life. Often women feel that they just need to accept the menopause, but acceptance is difficult when dealing with what often seems such a mystery. You are certainly not alone and there are options available to you for the menopause. Joining me on this weeks podcast is, Dr Philippa Kay who recently just published The M Word. Together we discuss what exactly the menopause is, when to expect to it and how it affects all us women.


Do Diets Really Work

In the world of health and wellness, dieting can be incredibly confusing. We’re told time and time again the only thing that really works is a balanced diet and exercise. Yet all too many people are still willing to listen and attempt every new fad in the hope that it’s the one that changes everything. It is so important to remember that this is probably not the case! Just looking at the statistics shows that right now in the UK over half of the population are reportedly dieting. Joining me is Registered Nutritionist Claire Baseley with whom I explore the real truth about diets and if they can actually work.


Should We Ditch Dairy

Whether its milk in your cereal, a delicious melted cheese toastie or ice cream many of us grew up on a diet laden with dairy and are continuing to consume it regularly. It is estimated that the UK dairy industry alone is worth a staggering £28 billion pounds and it plays a vital role in our nation’s food security. But, opinions on foods are changing more than ever before, and with this the scrutinisation of particular food groups. One of which is dairy, it is often bashed for being supposedly fattening and detrimental to our health, as well as the health of the planet. The question therefore arises as to how much dairy we should be getting in our diet. Joining me on the podcast is Dr Leigh Breen, Associate Professor in Metabolic and Molecular Physiology at The University of Birmingham, who has a special interest in dairy making him a perfectly placed guest to discuss this topic.