THE LENTIL INTERVENTION PODCAST.

Connecting various communities by common interests.

Conversations to guide you through three key pillars of health - movement, wholefood nutrition and environmental wellness. Join your hosts, Ben Eitelberg and Emma Strutt as they explore a wide range of topics, combining evidence-based practices, their personal knowledge and experiences, and informative and inspirational stories from show guests.

Emma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition. Based in Boonah, south-east Queensland, Australia where she runs her private practice, she also serves as a member of the Doctors For Nutrition advisory council, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and is a 200-hour qualified yoga teacher.

Ben is a Triathlon New Zealand level 3 accredited and XTERRA certified coach, with a Vegan Nutritionist and Sports Nutrition Business Diploma. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand and has over 25 years of competitive triathlon, trail running and multisport experience.

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Ep1: Staying Sane and Healthy During Lockdown
00:00 / 01:04

Introducing our brand new podcast! Firstly, we give a quick introduction to ourselves and the story behind The Lentil Intervention. We then switch focus to discuss simple lifestyle strategies you can implement to keep yourself healthy and positive in these uncertain times.  This episode is devoted to discussing easy actions to help optimise sleep, nutrition, movement, stress management, and keeping that human connection when it's necessary to stay physically apart.

Ep2: Dr Luke Wilson, MBChB, BA, MSc (Part 1 of 2)
00:00 / 01:04

(Part 1 of 2) Introducing the phenomenal Dr Luke Wilson. Luke is a GP based in Wellington, NZ and co-author of The Broad Study. In this episode we discuss Luke’s journey to a whole food plant-based diet, delve into the details of The Broad Study and why it was such a success and discuss Luke’s involvement with the health promotion charity Doctors For Nutrition. A pioneer of lifestyle medicine within Australasia, Luke has devoted his life to genuinely improving health outcomes and delivering transformational care. We are sure you will find value in this conversation. Connect with Luke through his website.

Ep3: Dr Luke Wilson, MBChB, BA, MSc (Part 2 of 2)
00:00 / 01:04

(Part 2 of 2) Picking up where we left off on the conversation about added salt and sugar, and calorie-dense foods. We discuss Dr Luke Wilson’s journey to a whole food plant-based diet, delve into the details of The Broad Study and why it was such a success and discuss Luke’s involvement with the health promotion charity Doctors For Nutrition. A pioneer of lifestyle medicine within Australasia, Luke has devoted his life to genuinely improving health outcomes and delivering transformational care. Connect with Luke through his website.

Ep4: Shamiz Kachwalla - High Carb Health
00:00 / 01:04

In this episode, we share Shamiz Kachwalla’s extraordinary recovery story. In 2012 Shamiz was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis; he was told he would be on medication for life, and the likelihood of surgery was high. After adopting a plant-based diet, Shamiz was able to completely turn his health around and has been fit and healthy for the last seven years. Shamiz and his brother Shukul now help countless others regain their health through their business High Carb Health.

Ep5: Dr Andrew Little, MD
00:00 / 01:04

A plant-powered Anaesthetic Registrar based on the Gold Coast, Dr Andrew Little devotes the majority of his workday putting people to sleep for surgery but spends the rest of his time trying to awaken people to the benefits of a plant-based diet. We discuss Andrew’s transition to a plant-based diet and his athletic endeavours, the use of social media to promote sound nutrition and environmental science, his business BeHumane and the environmental and animal welfare ethos behind it, plus so much more. This conversation is jam-packed with important takeaways!

Ep6: Portia D'Anverrs, Radiology Registrar
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In this episode, we sit down with Dr Portia D’Anverrs, a brilliant plant-based Radiology Registrar. Portia is also a qualified fitness instructor and has previously competed in powerlifting, INBA bikini and sports modelling – so it’s safe to say that she walks her talk when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. We get to chat about Portia’s journey to medicine, the untapped potential of medical imaging as a tool for lifestyle intervention, the importance of exercise and fitness not just for physical health but mental health also, nutrition for athletes, and key tips for implementing a plant-based diet for those that are time-poor.

Ep7: Brad Dalrymple - Ocean Protect
00:00 / 01:04

Brad Dalrymple joins us for a chat about the impact of diet on climate change, ocean acidification and deforestation, the importance of keeping our waterways clean, and his athletic endeavours. Brad is a principal environmental engineer at Ocean Protect and also cohosts the brilliant Ocean Protect Podcast.
Brad also has quite the sporting resume, having won both the Australian National Sprint and Olympic Distance AG Championships, as well as completing the gruelling Ultraman Australia event twice, with a best of 4th place overall! Brad touches on a number of crucial issues in our discussion.

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