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.


Transform Your Pregnancy With Exercise

Expectant mothers have long been told to cut back on exercise and instead – rest up and relax throughout the journey. But with the countless benefits of exercise to our body and mind, this episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees Dr Sarah Murphy and I explore the latest evidence in fitness throughout pregnancy.


Best & Worst Foods for Pregnancy

All over the world, pregnant women are bombarded with opinions about what to eat and what to avoid. All too often, sound advice gets lost amidst pseudoscience and old wives. This episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees Registered Dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine and I sort fact from fiction and explore the latest evidence-based approach to adopt eating through the journey.


What to Eat When Trying to Get Pregnant

If you’re trying for a baby, a quick Google search of ‘fertility foods’ will bring up countless articles on so-called ‘superfoods’ and supplements that will boost your fertility and help you to conceive. But is there any truth to these articles? The first episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees Registered Dietitian Ro Huntriss and I explore if it really is that easy to conceive simply by changing your diet.


My Postpartum Mind & Body

Any parent will tell you that having children changes your life forever, in ways big and small. Not only does becoming a parent change your goals and priorities, it affects even small, everyday tasks like taking a shower! While being a mother is a precious gift, the reality of motherhood is undeniably exhausting. This week’s Food For Thought sees Dr Punam Krishan and I explore the unspoken postpartum truths of early motherhood.


How To Look Younger

Aging is a completely natural part of life but that doesn’t mean it’s always pleasant. If you’re worried about losing your youthful looks, then you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do to without destroying your bank account or getting surgery, like taking attentive care of your skin and changing up your lifestyle. This week’s Food For Thought sees leading dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto and I explore how we can look and feel our best.


Is It Time To Stop Eating Meat

Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change according to the United Nations. After all, agriculture, especially meat and dairy, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. As plant-based eating becomes more prominent, an increasing number of authoritative voices in nutrition and health are challenging conventional beliefs and the idea that one needs to eat animal products to be strong and healthy. This week’s Food For Thought sees Registered Dietitian Tanya Haffner and I unearth the real truth behind meat and whether it’s time for us all to top eating it.


No-Nonsense Guide To ‘Down There’

Periods happen to half the population – so why are they still treated as something to hide? With one in five young women bullied about periods, be it at home, school or work – I think it’s time to understand exactly what’s going on down there! In fact, our menstrual cycle is really helpful indicator to our overall health but with it being so, misinformation has flourished only perpetuating the menstrual taboo. This week’s Food For Thought sees Dr and gynaecologist Anita Mitra and I explore how to take control of your cycle and debunk the most widespread misconceptions.


How To Lose Body Fat Now

No matter your reasons for wanting to burn some body fat, focusing on getting there through healthy, manageable lifestyle measures is really important. While it’s not possible to lose fat on particular areas of your body, you can definitely work on lowering your overall body fat percentage. This week’s Food For Thought sees Nutritionist Faye Townsend and I explore the truth behind body fat and how you can finally lose it with the latest evidence-based advice.


The Shocking Truth About Sugar

Whether you are afraid of it or think you’re addicted to it, there is no doubt that sugar is in all of our lives. It’s now suggested that sugar is found in about 75% of the foods we eat with it amounting to as much as 15% of UK adult’s daily calorie intake. While eating too much sugar is associated with obesity and a host of problems, there’s so much misinformation that oftentimes makes eating even moderate amounts of sugar sound worse than it is. After all, we do need sugar to live. This week’s Food For Thought sees Registered Dietitian and senior teaching fellow, Duane Mellor and I uncover all the myths that you really need to stop believing and explore whether sugar really is the devil it’s made out to be.