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Go Vita Podcast
32 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
GVP 26: The Wonders of Vitamin E, Tocotrienols & Annatto with Dr Barrie Tan
Today we are talking all things Vitamin E – or tocotrienols to be exact – and the Amazonia super plant Annatto to be even more specific. Our feautured guest today is considered the world’s foremost expert on Vitamin E. Dr Barrie Tan is credited with discovering tocotrienol in three major natural sources: Palm, Rice and Annatto. A scientist first and foremost, Dr Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand and spent several years as a professor at the University of Massachusetts. On this episode we discuss – How Barrie’s trip to the Amazon changed his professional life forever (and has massively contributed to human health) The difference between tocopherol and tocotrienol How tocotrienols are far more effecient than tocopherols What makes annatto tocotrienol superior How tocotrienols reduce oxidative stress in the body And so much more … Dr Tan has been very generous by providing all listeners of this episode a free copy of his book, The Truth About Vitamin E. To access your free copy, click here and enter the code govita to receive the ebook. To find out more about Tocotrienols and Essential Nutritions’ Delta Gold Tocotrienol E make sure you go to your local Go Vita store or check it out online at www.govita.com.au The post GVP 26: The Wonders of Vitamin E, Tocotrienols & Annatto with Dr Barrie Tan appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
31 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
GVP 25: Sibelius Sage for better brain health, focus & more with Dr David Foreman
Today on the Go Vita podcast we are talking all things sage … and not just any old sage but Sibelius: Sage ™ – what it is, why it’s incredible for brain health and focus and so much more. To have this chat, we’re going straight to the top and chatting with one of the world’s foremost experts on sage. Dr David Foreman is a pharmacist, naturopath, author, speaker and media personality known internationally as, “The Herbal Pharmacist®”. David is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and author of hundreds of articles and dozens of books. He currently sits on the editorial advisory board for Nutritional Outlook and on the content advisory board for Vitafoods Europe, Vitafoods Asia and Vitafoods Insights. His mission is to educate as many people as possible about the benefits of natural health and healing using his “4 Pillars of Health: Diet, Exercise, Spirituality and Supplements. On this episode we discuss – The history sage and how and why it’s been used across almost every culture for thousands of years How sage is so good for brain health The difference between sage and Sibelius: Sage ™ Why many of us suffer from brain fog, poor concentration, mid-afternoon slumps and so on The research behind Sibelius: Sage ™ Sibelius: Sage ™ and its effectiveness in helping with pain, swelling, sweating, hot flushes, indigestion and more. To find out more and to purchase Sibelius: Sage ™you can go to your local Go Vita store or buy it online. https://www.govita.com.au/product/sibelius-sage/ Photo by Paulina H. on Unsplash The post GVP 25: Sibelius Sage for better brain health, focus & more with Dr David Foreman appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
37 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
GVP 24: Seaweed Masterclass with Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie
Today we are talking all things Seaweed – the superfood of the ocean. Seaweed is now getting its long-overdue time in the wellness sun … for its health benefits for human beings … and for the planet. To take us through all we need to know on seaweed we’re going to shoot over to New Zealand and chat with Hayley Fraser-McKenzie from Pacific Harvest. We discuss the three different colours of seaweed, the variety of health benefits and key nutrients – including iodine and a whole lot more. You’ll know which seaweeds are good for gut health, and what are good for cleansing. And you’ll learn why seaweed is more powerful than rainforests in storing carbon and helping the planet. To find out great recipes and blogs on seaweed go to http://pacificharvest.co.nz/ or click here. You can check out Pacific Harvest on Facebook and Instagram, and look for the Pacific Harvest range of products at your local Go Vita store. If you’re unsure where that is, choose the Store Locator on the Go Vita website. The post GVP 24: Seaweed Masterclass with Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
50 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
GVP 23: Tulsi is more than your average cup of tea
In this episode, Organic India Team Leader, Sarada, talks to Marcus and offers a master class on all things Tulsi aka “Holy Basil”. She speaks of the amazing business sustainability model of Organic India and how it is changing the face of organic farming in India. You will learn about a fantastic ORGANIC INDIA 21 Day Tulsi Challenge which will show how Tulsi can have a positive impact on your mind, body and spirit. The 21 Day Tulsi Challenge is simple: 3 teas per day for 21 consecutive days. You can drink any of the different blends throughout the challenge, although we recommend a non-caffeinated Tulsi tea in the evening. Here is a link to the entry questionnaire: https://bit.ly/2O2PRC5 ORGANIC INDIA will email you an exit questionnaire at the end of the challenge so you can reflect on any changes. For an in-depth insight into the benefits of Tulsi, you can take a look at an article written by Professor Marc Cohen – Tulsi: A herb for all reasons You can purchase ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi tea from your local Go Vita store. If you are in a remote location, or your local Go Vita store does not stock the Tulsi blend that you are looking for, please visit the ORGANIC INDIA online store. We invite you to use the Promo Code GOVITA10 for purchases on www.organicindia.com.au Interested in Healthy Conscious Living? Come join the ORGANIC INDIA Movement! Our online community enjoys up-to-date news, new products, exclusive special offers and inspiration via our email newsletter. We would love for you to be a part of our tribe. You can also: follow us on Facebook @OrganicIndiaAU follow us on Instagram @OrganicIndiaOz contact us on email@example.com Help share the Tulsi Love. Make your friends a cup of Tulsi and share this podcast. The post GVP 23: Tulsi is more than your average cup of tea appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
23 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
GVP 22: Ultimate Youth & Jojoba with Vicki Engsall
Today we are consuming the second course of our delightful conversation with Vicki Engsall, the co-founder of The Jojoba Company. On episode 21 of the Go Vita Podcast we learnt all about the health, environmental and community benefits of jojoba. On this episode we’re going to the next level and discussing one of my favourite topics – and that is ageing well – or as the Jojoba Company like to call it – Ultimate Youth. To help me discuss this exciting topic it’s a pleasure to welcome Vicki Engsall back to the Go Vita podcast. We discuss – ** Why it’s important to look after our skin as we age ** When the aging process in the skin begins to occur (you’ll be shocked how early in life it is). ** The sustainable, spray-free, locally-sourced ingredients that go into The Jojoba Company’s Ultimate Youth Potion in particularly L22 ** The power of L22, the active ingredient in Ultimate Youth Potion, and a whole lot more! We get into some nitty-gritty details, which can all be found at The Jojoba Company website, www.thejojobacompany.com.au The post GVP 22: Ultimate Youth & Jojoba with Vicki Engsall appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
28 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
GVP 21: Perfect skin and Jojoba with Vicki Engsall
Skin health is thankfully becoming more a more topical talking point in the health and wellness space, and today’s guest is one of the world’s thought leaders when it comes to the skin-enriching properties of Jojoba. By the end of this 2-part episode, you’ll know why Jojoba is remarkable for skin health as well as being great for the environment and sensational for the Australian economy. The woman leading the charge with Jojoba in Australia is Vicki Engsall, co-founder of the Jojoba Company which she started with her father Ian more than 20 years ago. On this episode we discuss how Vicki first fell in love with Jojoba, what makes jojoba so unique and special, how it is NOT an oil, and how to incorporate jojoba into your skincare routine. For more info on the remarkable range of products from The Jojoba Company go to www.thejojobacompany.com.au or click here. The post GVP 21: Perfect skin and Jojoba with Vicki Engsall appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
34 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
GVP 20: Sustainability, Biodynamics, FairTrade & Good Health with Weleda’s David Johnston
On this episode of the Go Vita podcast our focus is on sustainability, biodynamics, regenerative farming, microplastics, fair trade and more with Weleda Australia Managing Director David Johnston. With an expected increase in the world’s population, from seven to nine billion by 2050, the demand for diminishing natural resources is growing. According to the anthroposophic ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Weleda, we must do our best to support an adequate living environment for everyone today, without compromising the needs of future generations. Many would say that is easier said than done but we’re going to give it our best shot on this episode of the Go Vita Podcast. We’ll discuss micro plastics, biodynamic farming, fairtrade certification and a whole lot more … To help us tackle this big issue is a real trailblazer and giant in the wellness industry … David Johnston is the Managing Director at Weleda Australia and was General Manager at Go Vita Australia from 2000 to 2007 … David has been in the industry since he was 17 and his experiences include working as a chef at a macrobiotic restaurant, creating a healthy food catering business, establishing an organic farm in the 1970s and introducing numerous niche health products to wellness enthusiasts around the world … On a personal level, David’s daily routines include meditation, tai chi and an ocean swim, and he’s also a keen surfer. The post GVP 20: Sustainability, Biodynamics, FairTrade & Good Health with Weleda’s David Johnston appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
40 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
GVP 19: Heart Health Essentials With Dr Ross Walker
How important is this topic? Well, think of it this way … Cardiovascular disease(CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australiawith 45,600 deathsevery year (that’s about 125 per day for those interested in the maths). Over 6 million people have high blood pressure and the stats are similar for high cholesterol. To dive deep into this topic there is arguably no greater authority on heart health in this country than our guest today … Dr Ross Walker has been a cardiologist for over 33 years, authored seven books and is media health presenter and speaker right around the country. To help us navigate through heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol and all things heart health it is a very warm welcome to Dr Ross Walker! The post GVP 19: Heart Health Essentials With Dr Ross Walker appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
26 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
GVP 18: The Many Causes Of Poor Sleep & What To Do About Them
Our topic on today’s episode is sleep. It’s a topic that is relevant to EVERY SINGLE human being on the planet … unfortunately most of us aren’t sleeping all that well. I’ll share some confronting stats shortly, but most importantly as we like to do on the Go Vita podcast, some easy to action solutions and improvements are on offer today as we WAKE UP to the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. See what I did there? To help open our eyes to the environmental and lifestyle habits that is ruining our sleep, and to help identify what we can do to get a better night’s sleep we are going to shoot over to the beautiful Barossa Valley region – to Tanunda where we find Peter Balogh – a naturopath of over 20 years experience and the owner of Go Vita Tanunda & Go Vita Fairview Green Some of the stats we share on this episode – Research by the Sleep Health Foundation last year found between one third and almost half (45%) Australians have poor sleep patterns. The short term consequences are fatigue and irritability … that can cause anything from risk of low productivity, damage to their mental health and unsafe behaviours. Some of the causes of poor sleep we discuss on this episode include – Screen Exposure – Blue Light Poor Diet Poor Exercise Excess Alcohol Work Stress Family Stress Financial Stress Social or community stress Media Exposure – worry Check yourself against some of these causes and work to heavily reduce or eliminate them from your lifestyle. Photo by Kate Stone Matheson on Unsplash The post GVP 18: The Many Causes Of Poor Sleep & What To Do About Them appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
45 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
GVP 17: Dr Ross Walker Presents The Ageing Brain – Is It All Downhill?
Dr Ross Walker has performed over 80,000 ECGs, written seven books and spent over 40 years in the medical profession as a cardiologist. I think it’s fair to say that we are extremely fortunate to be once again joined at Conference by Dr Ross Walker – a true leader and doyen of the industry … To present The Ageing Brain – Is It All Downhill – would you please welcome to the 2018 Go Vita Annual Conference … Dr Ross Walker! The post GVP 17: Dr Ross Walker Presents The Ageing Brain – Is It All Downhill? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
65 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
GVP 16: The Power Of Food With Dr Damian Kristof
Our next guest has been in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years after he originally failed accounting at university, developing chronic fatigue syndrome in the process of trying to balance the ledger before he decided to become a naturopath. Since making that wise decision he’s gone on to also become one of Australia’s, if not the world’s leading chiropractors. But it’s FOOD Damian Kristof is most revered for. He is host of the world’s most serialised healthy TV Show in Downsize Me and the founder of Forage Cereal. Go Vita are the first stores in Australia to stock the brand new sprouted range of Forage Cereals – that being a Bircher, paleo and a muesli. Forage Cereal is Australia’s only dedicated gluten free range, it’s the first fodmap certified muesli range and the only FODMAP certified gluten free porridge in Australia. The post GVP 16: The Power Of Food With Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
50 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
GVP 15: Leading A Low Tox Life With Alexx Stuart
Alexx Stuart is the author of Low Tox Life and the founder of the thriving online education hub by the same name, made up of several e-courses, a podcast (one of the highest ranked in the health category in Australia), recipes, articles and community action resources for an ever-growing community of people wanting to be healthier and make our planet happier. She’s an educator, author, columnist, speaker and consultant at the forefront of a movement that’s non-judgmental and tough on the system that got us here. Sharing her insights on How To Live A Low Tox Life would you please welcome Alexx Stuart!
33 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
GVP 14: Qi, Yin, Yang, Jing & More with Paul Keogh
On this episode we are speaking about all things Chinese herbal medicine and how we can use the wisdom of eastern traditions with the science of today’s western medicine. Our guest on this podcast has been a true pioneer in the health and wellness landscape across Australia and the western world and joins us for the second time on the Go Vita podcast. Paul Keogh spent 15 years as a naturopath and medical herbalist and found that incorporating Chinese herbal extracts into his formulas provided significantly greater therapeutic and health benefits to his patients than formulating with Western herbal extracts alone. In 1999 he established Fusion Health, accumulating over 2000 years of eastern and western herbal wisdom in a range of products to help improve the health of Australians and the world at large. Today Fusion Health is Australia’s leading provider of Chinese and traditional herbal medicines in health food stores, and Paul continues to play a key role in new product development. On this episode we discuss – What exactly Traditional Chinese Medicine is. What exactly is Qi, Yin & Yang, Jing and what does it have to do with our health? What are the five elements of TCM and how does it impact us? How does TCM differ from western herbal medicine? And much more! The post GVP 14: Qi, Yin, Yang, Jing & More with Paul Keogh appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
22 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
GVP 13: 4 Key Nutrients for Pregnancy & Post Natal
On this episode we’re discussing nutrition in PREGNANCY & POST NATAL, with a focus on FOUR really important vitamins and minerals. To discuss this in great detail there is no better person to welcome back to the Go Vita Podcast than Victor Tuballa. Victor is a qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Homeopath based in Sydney. If that wasn’t enough he’s also in the midst of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science form Charles Sturt University whilst juggling his role as an educator with Eagle Natural Health. We discuss Iodine, Choline, Zinc and Activated Folic Acid. Topics that come up include protecting and boosting immunity, the symptoms of zinc deficiency (which are very easy to tell), the neuro-psychological development of the baby and how “baby brain” could be a deficiency in one of the four nutrients listed above (listen to find out which one) and much more. Victor has kindly shared the Eagle Natural Health Patient Education Guide which you can download here. Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash The post GVP 13: 4 Key Nutrients for Pregnancy & Post Natal appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
18 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
GVP 12: Pure Omegas & Healthy Fats with Steph Lowe
This episode is all about fats – Omega Fatty Acids and who better to talk to than one of Australia’s top nutritionists. Steph Lowe is the Resident Nutritionist at Melrose Health … The Founder of The Natural Nutritionist and the podcast host of The Real Food Reel … She is the Author of The Real Food Athlete & the brand new Low Carb Healthy Fat Nutrition. In this episode we cover off – What Are Omega Fatty Acids? Why do we need them? Does the body make them? Where in our diet do we get them? We also discuss the topics of sustainability and the value of straight oil over caps. We briefly go through the Melrose Health Focus Chart, which allows you to know which type of oils are best for you. And remember, make sure you head in to your local Go Vita store to pick up all your Melrose Health products. The post GVP 12: Pure Omegas & Healthy Fats with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
29 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
GVP 11: Knowing & Eliminating Toxic Chemicals In Skincare & Cosmetics With Chey Birch
Back in the year 2000 Chey Birch visited a naturopath for some much needed advice on why her skin was so irritated and sinuses were wreaking havoc with her health and lifestyle. When the naturopath suggested Chey take a good look at her life and the toxins she was unknowingly consuming, Chey discovered that her choice of soaps, cleaners, scrubs and cosmetics was borderline toxic. To pick up the story and discover just how we can lower the toxic load in our everyday chemicals and cosmetics, it’s a very warm Go Vita podcast welcome to the founder of Black Chicken Remedies, Chey Birch. SHOW US YOUR DOUBLE Ds CAMPAIGN Now Chey & the team at Black Chicken Remedies have created an inspiring campaign to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Research … $2 from your purchase of Black Chicken’s Axilla Deodorant Paste will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation … Double Your Donation and then “show off your Double D’s” on social media – that of course meaning your two tubs of deodorant – and go into the draw to win $1000 worth of Black Chicken Remedies Products. Terms & Conditions and all the info over at www.blackchicken.com.au The post GVP 11: Knowing & Eliminating Toxic Chemicals In Skincare & Cosmetics With Chey Birch appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
37 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
GVP 10: The Gut-Brain Connection With Kale Brock
On this episode of the Go Vita podcast we’re talking all things Gut Health with Kale Brock … Kale Brock is a film maker, writer, speaker and an author. He is the author of The Gut Healing Protocol and the Art of Probiotic Nutrition … creator of the Gut Healing Summit and perhaps his most famous project to date is The Gut Movie …. a documentary filmed in Namibia …. with the San tribe, exploring the role our environment has on the health of our gut. To explore the role that our gut health plays on the BRAIN and essentially every major organ in the body, tune in to this episode with Kale. We explore – ** How the gut is like the central dashboard of the body. ** The link between gut health and mental health ** The link between gut health and autism ** The link between gut health, diet and depression ** Kale’s Top 3 inclusions and exclusions for optimal gut health ** And so much more We hope you enjoy this edition of the Go Vita podcast … remember when next you’re in one of Go Vita’s 150 stores around Australia, grab yourself a copy of Kale’s book The Gut Healing Protocol and check out Go Vita’s incredible range of products supporting optimal gut health. The post GVP 10: The Gut-Brain Connection With Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
25 minutes | May 31, 2018
GVP 9: What’s All The Fuss About MCT Oil with Cliff Harvey
Today we’re talking all about MCT Oils! To help us understand what MCT Oil is, what it’s good for and more we’re going to jump across the Tasman and speak with Cliff Harvey. Cliff is a registered clinical nutritionist and naturopath. He has been coaching people ranging from world champion athletes through to the chronically and acutely unwell to perform at their best, since the 1990s. Cliff is the founder of the Holistic Performance Institute, a private post-tertiary college, and is a doctoral candidate and researcher at AUT University where his masters research focused on the use of MCT oils to improve mood, reduce symptoms of keto-flu, and induce nutritional ketosis. Some of the questions we cover off are – *** How are MCTs different to other fats (and do they make you fat?) *** What are the benefits of supplementing with MCT oil? Why is it good for you? *** Who should consume MCTs? *** What is the difference between each Melrose MCT oil (Original, Pro Plus, Pro Rapid)? And much more! *** SPECIAL OFFER *** GO Vita is the place to go for your Melrose MCT Oil with great specials on the 3 varieties – Original, Pro Plus & Pro Rapid. Melrose MCT Oil is a great natural fuel for brain and body – simply listen back to that answer from Cliff, choose the oil that’s right for you and head in to your local Go Vita store. Image Courtesy Bianca O’Neill The post GVP 9: What’s All The Fuss About MCT Oil with Cliff Harvey appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
29 minutes | May 31, 2018
GVP 8: The 9 Power Herbs For Menstrual Health, Anxiety, Restlessness, Gut Health, Immunity, Moods, Heart Health & More
Hello and welcome to the Go Vita Podcast – the show dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest wellness advice so that you can enjoy the health and vitality that you deserve. And today we’re talking all about herbs … and more importantly … what herbs can help us when we need it most – whether it’s anxiety or gut problems, lowered immunity, trouble sleeping or respiratory complaints, the centuries old wisdom and power of herbs is more relevant and important today than ever before. To help shed light on which herbs are appropriate for the different challenges of life I’m joined by Tom Mason. Tom is the managing director of PPC Herbs, a 100% Australian owned and operated, TGA certified company with almost 25 years experience in manufacturing herbal medicines and personal care products. On this episode we look at 9 Power herbs and their connection to 9 acute or chronic health challenges – Gut Health – Digestive Complaints or disturbances – Lemon Balm Anxiety, Nervousness, Restlessness – Chamomile Liver Health & Appetite – Dandelion Immune Support – Echinacea Moods / Healthy Mood – St John’s Wort Heart Health – Hawthorn Berry Restlessness and trouble sleeping Respiratory complaints – Marshmallow Menstrual function – heavy periods – Lady’s Mantle *** SPECIAL OFFER FROM GO VITA *** Now for the month of June Go Vita podcast listeners can get 10% off the Recommended Retail Price on any or all of the nine herbal extracts in the Herbanica Range. Herbanica is exclusive to Go Vita stores so you must go into one of the 150 stores nationwide and check them out. The post GVP 8: The 9 Power Herbs For Menstrual Health, Anxiety, Restlessness, Gut Health, Immunity, Moods, Heart Health & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
32 minutes | May 31, 2018
GVP 7: The Power Of Herbs To Beating Coughs, Colds & The Winter Blues with Victor Tuballa
Today we’re talking COUGHS, COLDS, FLU’s, SORE THROATS and beating the winter blues in general … and all the symptoms that we associate with WINTER! Joining me on the line today is a doyen of health and wellness … Victor Tuballa is a qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Homeopath based in Sydney. If that wasn’t enough he’s also in the midst of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science form Charles Sturt University whilst juggling his role as an educator with Thompson’s Health. On this episode you’ll learn about the power of myrrh, ivy leaf, calendula, sage, clove oil and more herbs to help at this time of year. *** SPECIAL OFFER *** Visit Go Vita during June and receive over 30% off supplier recommended retail prices on the Thompsons Manuka Cough and sore throat relief remedies. To find your nearest Go Vita store go to www.govita.com.au The post GVP 7: The Power Of Herbs To Beating Coughs, Colds & The Winter Blues with Victor Tuballa appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
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