Episodes
Most of us assume our tap water is safe - to drink, bathe in and cook with.  Yet increasingly questions are being asked about contamination. What is the impact of pharmaceutical residue? Of microplastics? Of fertiliser run-off? What is the impact of the chlorine and fluoride used to treat tap water? What else might be in it that we don’t even know about?   We talk with two experts from the field -  A/Professor Matt Hopcraft, leading Australian dentist and public health advocate and Professor...
Published 12/21/20
We’ve come to accept that covid-19 has no quick fix. Whilst many countries have successfully suppressed numbers with distancing, lockdowns and masks, a wildly successful vaccine or silver bullet seems unlikely in the short term. Given this, how will we move? What does living with covid-19 look like for the months and potentially years ahead look like?  We talk to Dr Mark Chan - a leading Clinical Microbiologist who has been on the frontline of covid-19 testing here in Australia.  We then...
Published 11/22/20
In the west, children and adolescents, particularly females, identifying as ‘trans’ has increased exponentially over the past decade. In parallel, trans-activists have lobbied for puberty blockers and affirmative hormones to be available to minors. In some instances, without full exploration of associated comorbidities.  What are the health implications of treating gender dysphoria in young people?   In part 1, we sit down with three passionate experts Dr Helen Joyce - Author, Researcher...
Published 11/01/20
In part 2 of our two part special, we revisit the subject of trans kids and the role of nature in nurture. As is stands, gender dysphoria is increasingly being reframed from a psychiatric condition to identity.  At the same time it’s an identity warranting, in some cases, long term pharmaceutical and surgical intervention.   So, what are the long-term effects of gender affirmation? What does the experience of de-transitioners tell us about how we frame care moving forward? In this episode we...
Published 11/01/20
As the Covid-19 global pandemic has raged on, the race to find a Covid vaccine has dominated headlines. Politicians have taken hold of promising leads as hope for a return to normal. Yet for many, it’s a prospect that is met with both scepticism, cynicism and in some cases anger. So is an effective Covid-19 vaccine realistic? Or are we investing in the wrong direction? We talk to Professor Terry Nolan AO - Paediatrician, Clinical epidemiologist and ​Head of Vaccine and Immunisation Research...
Published 10/15/20
As the Covid-19 global pandemic has raged on, the race to find a Covid vaccine has dominated headlines. Politicians have taken hold of promising leads as hope for a return to normal. Yet for many, it’s a prospect that is met with both scepticism, cynicism and in some cases anger. So is an effective Covid-19 vaccine realistic? Or are we investing in the wrong direction? We talk to Professor Terry Nolan AO - Paediatrician, Clinical epidemiologist and ​Head of Vaccine and Immunisation Research...
Published 10/11/20
Mental illness is a leading cause of morbidity globally. Examining clogged emergency rooms and justice systems, one must ask - at what point is this epidemic a disaster of our own making?  From justifying family violence and anti-social behaviour through to more extreme instances of homicide - Is mental illness used to  weaponise the vulnerability of others? To what extent is the symptom of a sick society? Join the conversation with Dr Raj Darjee Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Dr...
Published 08/16/20
Why has “Breast is best” verses “Fed is best” become such a battleground worldwide? For an increasing number of new parents - how do we address the stress, guilt and in some cases deep sense of inadequacy that comes with feeding choice?  We talk to Emma O’Callaghan - midwife, IVF nurse specialist and founder of Baby Sleep Expert and Margaret Grove - President and acting CEO of the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
Published 07/06/20
'Body positivity’ says we should have a good self image no matter what. So what happens in a world when so many of us are so out of shape? or less than mentally well? What is the impact of abstracting body image from body reality? We ask Jess Curl, Trainer and Founder of Project Better and Amelia Trinick - Clinician & National Team Leader for Butterfly Foundation to take us into a deep dive into our relationship between our health and our bodies. 
Published 06/15/20
If you’ve heard ‘fasting’, ‘intermittent fasting’, ‘IF’,  ‘the 5/2 diet’, going ‘18/8’ or ‘The Fast 800’ - it would seem that not eating(despite being an ancient practice) is being hailed as a new gateway to health. Still, others would argue that a healthy and sustainable relationship with food means integrating what we consume with how we relate. We talk with Clinical Dietician and Founder of Nutrition Plus Melanie McGrice and Matthew Landsown - Scientist, Health and Nutrition Coach and host...
Published 05/10/20
Cancer and promises of a cure dominate the health press. Yet, for so many sufferers mainstay treatment experiences fall short of this holy grail - in some cases accelerating demise or even death. Many have come to question whether modern treatment, replete with deadly side-effects, is worse than the disease? We talk to Dr Mark Dawson - a leading researcher and frontline clinical oncologist and Tanya Wells, a naturopath who works to holistically optimise health in the face of cancer.
Published 04/05/20
Published 04/05/20
We swim in an always-on and ever-widening stream of pornography.   Some say this is enriching our erotic lives, but is the mainstreaming of pornography is damaging our behaviour? Join Research Fellow Dr Gemma McKibbon and Sexologist Dr Nikki Goldstein in exploring the implications of this new sexual world order.     
Published 09/18/19
The advent of The Pill and IUDs marked women’s liberation. Decades on - many are left asking whether these have played a role in an epidemic of fertility issues and chronic ailments? Join holistic health coach Holly Sinclair  and Sexual Health Physician Dr Terri Foran as we unpack the real impact of contraceptives.
Published 09/18/19
We are what we eat.  But is the worm-kissed organic produce really better than perfectly formed, genetically modified and cold-chain protected supermarket strawberries? Join biodynamic farmer and Raw Eatables founder Dave Ei Ora and Agribusinessman and Chris Russell to plough the facts about what produce is really doing for our health.
Published 09/18/19
From Qigong and Reiki through to spiritual healing and distant healing - ‘energy’ medicine has prevailed.  Still, is believing necessary to see? Join renowned Energy Healer Charlie Goldsmith and Evidence based medicine expert and practising GP Dr Justin Coleman in unpacking this increasingly popular practice.   
Published 09/18/19
“Self-esteem is reflected in the mirror of our relationships”, but experience deformity and you’ll know rejection. When does being cut and injected equal mutilation?  JoinPlastic Surgery Dr Anh Ngyuen and Mel Ward as we explore the line between self-improvement vs self-harm.
Published 09/18/19
Mei Ling Doery is a lifestyle-curious medical doctor, public health expert and strategist. One thing she has learnt is that what we think is right often isn’t. In this series Mei talks with some of the world’s most esteemed medical experts and frontline innovators from the realm of health and wellbeing to find out the Alternative Truth.
Published 09/09/19
Modern mental illness parallels a world with unprecedented levels of talking therapies and medication. Yet, at the very serious end, the trajectory of mental illness sufferers through our hospitals, social services and courts demand the question - does real recovery demand a different approach? We talk to Ryan Hassan - one man that escaped jail to found the Melbourne Centre for Healing and Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Barnes.
Published 03/28/19
Cancer strikes fear into most of us - and provokes people to try (almost) anything to escape it’s grasp. Yet as it turns out, many of us could be doing more now to hack our health odds. Join Professor of Oncology Eva Segalov and cancer survivor Asher Packman as we explore the latest in cancer prevention, therapy and lifestyle hacks.
Published 03/11/19
How can we feel good about our pursuit to look good? We spend billions on the attempt for better skin and often setting ourselves up for other health issues down the track. We ask green cosmetic pioneer Mukti (Founder, Mukti Organics) and luminary of the dermatology world Dr Michael Rich for the absolute close up and personal of great skin care.
Published 03/11/19
Eating animals is touted for the reason we humans escaped the primordial soup and climbed to the top of the evolutionary tree. At the same time, some say it’s the reason we are developing arthritis and dying prematurely of heart disease and cancer. Join Paleo Nutritionist Holly Sinclair and plant-based GP Dr Malcolm Mackay as we ask them to come clean on whether plants or animals should be occupying your dinner plate?
Published 03/11/19
If we consult Instagram, Biohackers and many cancer sufferers “Going keto” seems to be the diet of the moment. It promises fast results, radical before and after shots and mental clarity. Still, ask many health practitioners and public health agencies about living off mainly fat and there is division. So we’ve sat down with trainer, cook and bestselling author of ‘the Keto Diet’ Scott Gooding and 2018 Dietician of the Year Melanie McGrice - to ‘chew the fat’ about this trending topic.
Published 03/11/19
Mei Ling Doery is a lifestyle-curious medical doctor, public health expert and strategist. One thing she has learnt is that what we think is right often isn’t. In this series Mei talks with some of the world’s most esteemed medical experts and frontline innovators from the realm of health at wellbeing to find out the Alternative Truth. Coming March 12th to PodcastOne Australia
Published 03/06/19