Welcome to At Source – a place where natural health and wellbeing is at the forefront of the conversation.

Gain useful insights direct from the source – from doctors, industry experts, wellness advocates and everything in between. This is a place for busy people who want to get to the core of health and wellness with information about the latest health advances and trends.

Health and wellbeing are often personal and subjective to perception – while one might classify mental health at the top of their list, another might say that clean eating and nutrients is what they focus on.

In this series we talk with and learn from inspiring leaders from all walks of life, touching on important topics that will help answer some of the key questions about natural health, wellbeing, fitness and all things direct from the source.

Season 5

September 23, 2022

Andrea Beaman – on natural living and healing yourself from within Andrea Beaman – on natural living and healing yourself from within

https://andreabeaman.com/

Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, thyroid expert, holistic health coach, and herbalist dedicated to natural healing and sustainable eating and living. She educates people on how to heal and prevent disease using ancient, time-tested wisdom.

Andrea is recognised as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness, received the Award for Excellence in Health Supportive Food Education from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, and the Health Leadership Award from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Things we chat about:

  • Andrea’s journey into health and well-being
  • The impact that lifestyle change can have
  • How we can feed ourselves at the physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual levels to take control of our lives
  • The meaning of spirituality – what this means for Andrea and her views on a higher purpose in life
  • Recommendations for being mindful and not filling your silences with noise and social media updates, in an age where it’s difficult to disconnect
  • Whether different foods can lead to a more peaceful mind.

Season 4

May 20, 2022

Dr Rosie Bosworth – future foods advisor, communications specialist and entrepreneur

http://www.rosiebosworth.com/

Dr Rosie Bosworth is a future foods advisor, communications specialist and entrepreneur passionate about crafting stories and co-creating progressive, health-driven, scaleable and sustainable communities and food systems fit for a growing world.

She has a PhD in environmental innovation and sustainable technology development, and her passion lies in facilitating mentally healthier communities, mind-consciousness, and neuroscience. Her purpose in life is to help better the lives of others.

Things we talk about:

  • Dr Rosie’s journey with food and her PhD in environmental innovation and sustainable technology development
  • What a typical day in her life as a future food expert looks like
  • Attitudes towards food and meat consumption
  • How social media has impacted our relationship with food
  • New Zealand’s dairy industry and intergenerational farming
  • How social media has impacted our relationship with food
  • How she spends time between New Zealand and Silicon Valley
  • Is food technology and food science causing more harm than good for our health and what will happen to our food chain
  • Her outlook on life and mind consciousness

May 13, 2022

Carolyn Enting – editor of New Zealand’s Good Magazine

https://www.instagram.com/goodmagazinenz/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/carolyn.enting/?hl=en

Carolyn Enting grew up on a rural two-acre block of native bush on Blue Mountains Rd, Upper Hutt New Zealand. Being surrounded by nature and trees, she described it as a magic place to grow up, hang out, read and dream.

She started her journey in journalism over twenty-seven years ago and is now the Editor of Good Magazine, where she gets to report on and share incredible stories of wellbeing, lifestyle, food, travel, beauty and much more.

Things we talk about:

  • Carolyn’s journey growing up and her passion for journalism
  • Some of her best work stories and experiences on the job
  • Good Magazine and her journey stepping into an editor role
  • We also discuss Carolyn’s passion for food and wellbeing and her outlook on life

May 6, 2022

Annette Faamausili – sleep consultant on how to get a better night’s sleep for you and your family

https://www.facebook.com/SereneSleep/

https://www.instagram.com/serene.sleep/?hl=en

Annette Faamausili has worked as a sleep consultant for over 20 years.

She has trained and qualified in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and set up and ran a specialist Sleep Clinic, having gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise to tackle sleep issues in babies and toddlers.

Her background lies in child development and psychology, nutrition and maternal mental health. Since 2011 she has run her own consultancy Serene Sleep, helping Kiwi families achieve better sleep.

Things we talk about:

  • Annette’s journey and why many people find sleep so challenging
  • What stages of sleep are and what happens to the body and mind at each stage
  • The truth about our dreams
  • How babies sleep differently to children and adults
  • Why sleep is so important and how to improve sleep

April 29, 2022

Steph Dowse – relationship expert on New Zealand’s Married at First Sight chats all things love and relationships

https://stephdowse.com/

Steph Dowse is a counsellor and therapist with more than 25 years of experience in areas of mental health (psychiatry), trauma, addictions, sexuality, adoption, family therapy, couples counselling, workplace burnout and relationships, critical incident debriefing and adolescent struggles. She is known for her work as a relationship expert on New Zealand’s Married at First Sight and is an avid believer that a person’s ability to live in the present, rather than the past or future, is the key to a harmonious life.

When not at work, she loves hiking in the bush, cooking healthy food and finding new ways to lie on the couch without spilling a cup of tea.

 

 

Things we talk about:

  • Relationships and why they are so complicated
  • Some of the most common myths about what a “great” relationship “should” look like
  • Monogamy vs polyamory? Does or can it work in the long-term, or is it a call for help from relationships that have run their course
  • Is there such a thing as “the right people at the wrong time”
  • Navigating the dating world and how to find a “good catch”

Season 3

December 17, 2021

Dr Libby Weaver – nutritional biochemist and a thirteen-times bestselling author breaks down wellbeing

https://www.drlibby.com/

Dr Libby Weaver is a nutritional biochemist and a thirteen-times bestselling author, speaker and founder of the food-based supplement range, Bio Blends. Her mission is to empower and inspire people to take charge of their health and happiness through her books, live events and online courses.

A respected international speaker, Dr Libby’s expertise in nutritional biochemistry has led her to share the stage with Marianne Williamson, Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and Dr Oz, as well as many female thought-leaders. It’s no surprise that when it comes to achieving and maintaining ultimate health and wellbeing, Hollywood stars, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, describe her as a “one-stop shop in achieving and maintaining ultimate health and wellbeing.”

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • Her journey into health, wellbeing and some of her major achievements
  • Being on a world stage and how to deal with stress and pressure
  • Her outlook on health and the three-pillar approach
  • Her bestselling books and some of the top super foods
  • How to maintain your health goals during the Christmas period

December 10, 2021

Susan Renata – how to be the most authentic version of yourself Susan Renata – how to be the most authentic version of yourself

https://imjustsusan.com/

Susan started competing in gymnastics when she was five years old. This was her platform to play a multitude of sports and then go on to complete a Post Graduate Degree in Physical Education.

During her studies, she started teaching Aerobics, which led her to Les Mills programs where she launched her international career as a Master Trainer and presenter – using her P.E. Degree to write education for instructors globally.

Being the superwoman she is, alongside her Les Mills career, she also decided to go into the New Zealand Police, where she became a homicide detective.

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • How has her life experiences shaped her thinking and approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • Blending her policing career and Les Mills, the contrast from working in homicide to then going on stage, putting on a smile and setting a world-class example for instructors
  • How to keep a steady mindset when the world around you is falling apart
  • “I am just Susan” and some of the transformations she has done

December 3, 2021

Cherry Farrow – how to create a Successful Mind

https://successfulminds.com.au/about/

Cherry Farrow is the CEO of Successful Minds Institute. Her life philosophy is centred around the principle that every human being has the resources within to thrive in life! She is a motivational Speaker, International bestselling author, Master Trainer of NLP, Stage Hypnotist and Master Coach. Empowering individuals to overcome any presenting problem, personal or professional, huge or tiny, by teaching them how to be Mind Fit!

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • What is being Mind Fit and how do you get rid of the negative chatter and self-limiting beliefs and reshape your thoughts?
  • The power of perspective and the five principles of success
  • Human nature to compare and criticize and can we truly be happy?

November 26, 2021

Nutrition and eating psychology coach Michelle Hall – building a holistic relationship with food, mind, and body

Michelle Hall is a nutrition and eating psychology coach and practices a non-diet, holistic approach to health and wellbeing. She is dedicated to helping her clients reach their ideal body weight, building healthy relationships with food, mind, and body. She believes in blending the science of nutrition with the psychology of eating to create long term sustainable change. She specialises in disordered eating, weight loss resistance, overcoming long term yoyo dieting, body image issues, weight concerns, food & body anxiety, the art of self-acceptance and how to manage cravings.

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • The notion of ‘comfort food’ and how her journey started with Nutella
  • Food in relation to our emotions. How to tell that you are an emotional eater
  • The art of self-acceptance in relation to ideal body weight
  • Intermittent fasting and the Keto diet and how to manage cravings and discover your trigger points

November 19, 2021

Robin Wilson – How wellness and resilience can pave the way at work

Today on the At Source podcast we have Robin Wilson, Wellness Specialist and Resilience Coach.

https://www.workplacewellness.nz/about-us/

In the course of her work, Robin noticed a recurring theme amongst many of her clients: most of their wellbeing concerns linked back to the workplace. Inspired to focus on treating the cause, not the symptom, she co-founded Workplace Wellness as a way to create positive change that benefits both employer and employee.

Her passion revolves around helping others implement holistic change in their lives to improve their own wellbeing, and contribute with greater impact to the world around them.

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • Robin’s journey into Workplace Wellness and flexible working in this day and age
  • How employers can create good company culture and make sure their employees feel valued
  • We dive into Resilience@Work – what it is, and why this a powerful approach to measuring, building and tracking resilient workplace cultures
  • How to skilfully manage emotions and how to handle an uncomfortable event/situations.

Season 1

May 27, 2021

Sergey Brazhnikov – personal journey of becoming the epitome of wellness after hitting rock-bottom

Sergey Brazhnikov, personal training manager at Les Mills New Zealand and an award-winning fitness and wellness educator and nutrition expert who takes a holistic approach. He has a strong passion for providing others with a platform beyond fitness to create a successful life, and chats with Keren about cultural differences in the understanding of wellness – he is originally from Russia – and what underlies his approach to all-round wellbeing.

In this episode, we chat with Sergey Brazhnikov, who shares his personal story about wellness after hitting rock bottom. We also cover:

  • His journey and background into fitness;
  • Being mindful and practising mindfulness and making conscious choices in your everyday life;
  • Top foods people should be incorporating into their diet;
  • How people can keep active at home;
  • Social media’s rise and the false sense of ‘fitness goals’ or ‘body image’.

May 19, 2021

Phil Lester – extraordinary power of nature’s most powerful insect and a vital member of our eco-system, the honeybee

We can’t go further without talking about the power of one of the most vital insects in our ecosystem, the honeybee!

Phil Lester is a Professor in Ecology and Entomology at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of The Vulgar Wasp and Health Bee, Sick Bee, and has published more than 140 articles on invasive ants, bees and wasps and other insects. Listen in as he shares his expertise in population and community ecology of social insect species.

In this episode, we chat with Professor Phil Lester, who will give us insights into nature’s most powerful insect. We also cover:

  • Phil’s research which focuses on the population and community ecology of social insect species.
  • The population dynamics of ants, bees and wasps, how species co-exist and co-occur;
  • The influence of invasive species;
  • How pathogens influence the population dynamics of social insects.

May 13, 2021

Rob Haines – The story of a four-generation family business and their journey into health and wellbeing

Rob Haines, co-founder (with wife Lynda Haines) of the New Zealand Health Food Company, which has brought together four generations of the family working in the company for over 30 years to share good health and vitality with people around the world by supplying local hand-picked health products. More recently, son Sam Haines developed Manuka South, a premium brand focusing on high-end luxury products.

In this episode, we chat with Rob Haines about his family’s journey into health and wellbeing. We also cover:

  • The New Zealand natural food DNA;
  • The impact of technology on his industry;
  • The indigenous natural products his company has taken to the world;
  • The shift in trends and consumer demands around health food and ethically and environmental sourced products.

May 6, 2021

Medical microbiology scientist Ben Harris and immunologist Dr Gill Webster – Panel discussion about the source of natural health and wellbeing

Dr Gill Webster has more than 28 years of experience in the biotechnology sector, emphasising early drug development to treat human disorders by developing strategies to harness the immune system. Her expertise in immunology has seen her work as both a founding entrepreneur and private consultant for both domestic and international biotechnology companies and develop an award-winning natural product; currently, she is the founder of Immunostrategy Ltd and Chief Scientist at NatureBee.

Ben Harris is a medical microbiology scientist with 40 years of experience. Harris has a particular focus on infection prevention and control, epidemiology, emerging antibiotic resistance and its relationship to our microbiome and adverse health outcomes. He is leading the NZ Infection Prevention & Control Consultancy, based in Christchurch and Auckland, where he provides New Zealand-wide IPC consultancy services and is also co-founder of Sanipure.

In this episode, we chat about their journey into healthcare and research. We also cover:

  • The importance of immunity and microbiology, particularly in this current environment as we face a global pandemic;
  • Infection prevention and control and risks involved in over-sanitation;
  • Antibiotics – have they saved us or diminished our bodies’ natural fighting power?
  • Herd immunity, travel bubbles and being aware of Dr Google;
  • Ways to support natural health and wellbeing.

April 27, 2021

Gilbert Enoka – Performing under pressure and things that assist

Gilbert Enoka has a long history of success as a mental skills coach with New Zealand’s corporate and sporting elite. He is internationally renowned for his 21-year history with the All Blacks, first as their mental skills coach and now as manager. Gilbert is a sought-after speaker, giving insight into the psychology behind individual and team success in world-level sport and how this can be applied to any walk of life.

In this episode, he chats about performing under pressure and things that can assist. We also cover:

  • His journey into the New Zealand sporting industry;
  • What his work as a mental skills coach entails;
  • Performance under pressure and tips around performing your best when the team is relying on you;
  • Social media and the impact on people’s mental/emotional health;
  • High-performing teams and mental health during a pandemic.