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.


Nutrition Lies In The Headlines

We live in an age of misinformation and pseudoscience. One minute something is good for us, the next its deadly. From national newspapers to instagram, everyone’s talking about nutrition but such a constant stream of information can make it difficult for even the most intelligent to distinguish reliable research from weak studies and sensational headlines. Nutrition research is complex, and is all too often oversimplified so joining me to sort fact from fiction and hear exactly who should we trust is nutritionist and lawyer Alan Flanagan.


The Secret To Skin Health

I truly believe we should strive to learn to accept ourselves as we are, to embrace our changing faces and physiques as the years pass. But given the on-going obsession with finding ways to cheat nature, I know we’re all intrigued as to what the answer to good skin health is! Joining me to help sort fact from fiction is Dr Anjali Mahto, one of the UK’s leading dermatologists. With her medical training, Anjali bridges the gap between traditional medical dermatology, beauty, and cosmetic medicine. With her passion for debunking myths about the latest fads, miracle products and cures, she’ll give us practical, evidence-based advice to arm us with the very best, honest information.


The Gary Barlow Diet

Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom – he was out of work and unhealthy. His mental and physical health were at an all-time low, and he struggled to see a way out. Faced with an uncertain future in music, and other cruel twists of fate, Gary turned to food. For nine years, he struggled with his health and went on every diet imaginable. Fasting, extreme dieting, and binge eating led him on a downward spiral for which he eventually sought professional help. That was the moment he realised that he wanted to change his life and relationship with food.


Breaking Women’s Health Taboos

The list of taboos that affect a woman’s health is endless, and let’s be honest, most women have no idea what’s going on ‘down there’. Culturally and personally, no body part inspires so much concern and confusion. It’s time to put an end to these taboos, and talk openly about women’s health, sex, pain, trauma, birth, motherhood, menstruation, menopause and simply being a woman. Helping us say goodbye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding the female anatomy is Dr Anita Mitra who’s an NHS doctor working in obstetrics and gynaecology.


What’s Your Relationship With Food?

I bet you spend quite a bit of time and effort nourishing your relationships, whether it is with your significant other, your pals, your parents or your children. But what about your relationship with food? This relationship impacts not only our health, but for many it’s closely tied to other relationships including that with our own body. Our relationship with food is so important to health, wellness, and happiness yet there’s a very fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously. To help make sense of it all is Dr Joshua Wolrich; an NHS Surgical Doctor whose everyday work with patients and own significant weight loss experience have given him a unique insight as to how we should all build a healthy relationship with food.


How To Fuel Fitness

We should all aim to eat a healthy, varied diet which matches our energy needs, and having worked with Olympic athletes, I have witnessed the complexities of performing at such a high level where getting their nutrition right is absolutely crucial. People often ask what they can learn from these phenomenal people. So, joining me to discuss if there is really anything we can do to enhance our own performance is James Collins, an elite sports nutritionist to some of the highest performing people on the planet.


Is Technology Harming Our Health?

We are often warned about the damaging effects of technology on our health, from making our eye sight worse to anxiety-inducing social media. But what about when it comes to things like step counting apps and digital GP appointments; aren’t these positive aspects of technology?! With new technologies emerging all the time, should we be concerned, or should we be embracing them, and what does the future hold when it comes to our health? Joining me for a discussion around whether technology is friend or foe is Dr David Grimes, a Physicist and Cancer Researcher at The University of Oxford whose straight talking approach can help us debunk some of the myths around the science behind emerging technology.


The Truth About Weight Loss

The world of science is constantly evolving and we now know our genes may play a larger role than we ever once knew, but can it impact our appetite and our behaviour around food? Is there a deeper physiological role involved with how much food we intake on a day to day basis? There is also a school of thought that believes calories tell us everything there is to know about food; healthy or unhealthy, fattening or slimming. Joining me to translate his pioneering research into the human appetite and debunk toxic diet advice is Dr Giles Yeo, one of the UK’s leading scientists in obesity with over 20 years’ experience dedicated to researching the brains control of food intake.


Lisa Snowdon

Lisa Snowdon is one of the nation’s best-loved radio and TV presenters.