This podcast is about all things food! Host Georgia Symonds welcomes a new guest into her kitchen every week in order to discuss food, wellness and how food rea...
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E.75 Are we taking the right supplements for our bodies with Shiv Bassi CEO and Founder of Innermost
This week, I'm joined by Shivraj Bassi, Founder & CEO of award-winning wellness brand, Innermost. He graduated from Imperial College London and spent 10 successful years at Goldman Sachs in London and New York. After deciding to take a break from banking to reconnect with his health. During that process, he saw that more people were coming around to the benefits of better health, but against a backdrop of an industry full of confusion, contradiction, fads and gimmicks. He decided there had to be a better approach, which led to the creation and launch of Innermost.Innermost burst onto the scene in 2017. It's science-backed nutrition products are now stocked at more boutique fitness studios in London than any other nutrition brand as well as leading retailers including Ocado, Selfridges, John Lewis, Sephora and many more. The brand has also had huge success expanding internationally with listings in some of the most prestigious hotels, spas and fitness studios in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Revenues for the brand are growing at over 100% Year-on-Year. As part of the brand's corporate responsibility initiative, for every purchase made by customers, Innermost donates a school meal to a child in need. So far in 2023, they've donated over 20k meals.In this episode Shiv and I discuss the following topics:Shiv’s personal health journey before starting InnermostDe-bunking myths and misinformation in the industryTrends v Science and making sure we're following the right informationAyurvedic and Asian medicine and the influence it has on Innermost productsSupplements - do we all need themWhat signs should we be looking out for to indicate we need to add supplements to our dietAre there negative side effects to taking supplementsCan we overdo it when it comes to supplementsCan we become immune to supplementsProtein powders and picking the right one for your needsShiv's personal diet.This episode is hosted by Georgia Symonds and produced by Maisie Peppitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
E.74 Melissa Tattam's Secret Obsession With All Things Organic, Anti-Inflammatory and Learning About What's Right For You
This week I am joined by my very good friend Melissa Tattam in order to dive into her secret obsession with Organic food, eating a balanced diet, and learning about personalised nutrition and anti-inflammatories. I say secret because many of you know a lot about Melissa's life and lifestyle but this area is one that she keeps to herself due to not being a qualified nutritionist and not wanting to advise incorrectly or mislead anyone. But she has done so much of her own research and gone through her own journey that I thought it was time to share it.I think this episode is the epitome of the more you look the more you see because when you begin to research into health and wellness you realise how much we can do in order to be the healthiest version of ourselves.Melissa has recently taken her health to the next level by going through a personalised plan with Pippa Campbell who is a Functional Nutritionist and with that she has found out more about her body, what vitamins she is low on, what her body can and can't process and a lot lot more!Melissa is also passionate about making sure she is doing everything she can in order to feel the best version of herself and protect her body from the additives and chemicals that we surround ourselves with every day.We deep dive into the following topics:What does Melissa's diet look likeWhy is she obsessed with OrganicEverything in moderation - what that means to MelissaHer take on eating dairy and meatWhy she never buys any food in plastic packaging Her relationship with foodHer Pippa Campbell experienceWhat vitamins and supplements she takes and whyHer skin and what she uses What wellness means to her This episode is hosted by Georgia Symonds and produced by Maisie Peppitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
E.73 Orlando Blooms Favourite Vegan Protein - Form Nutrition
This week I am joined by the Co-Founder of Form Nutrition Natalia Bojanic where we talk about the power of protein in your diet for both your physical and mental health.I have been a consumer of Form protein powder for 5 or more years and this is because it really is the best tasting Vegan Protein out there with incredible ingredients. But before Form I wasn't a protein powder consumer because I was scared of what protein powder would do, but now I have started taking protein powder every day I can't imagine life without it. Therefore in this episode, I discuss with Natalia the power of protein and how it is actually the building blocks of not only our bodily functions, muscle repair and growth but also our mental health and hormone balance.Natalia comes from a background of PR and also of holistic health, naturopathic medicine and meditation. Therefore Natalia talks from a place of knowledge when it comes to health benefits both physically and mentally. Form has grown from strength to strength in the UK and they are now taking on America with help from their newest team member and avid Form consumer Orlando Bloom.Natalia and I deep dive into so many amazing topics in this episode including the following:Her life before Form NutritionWhy Form Nutrition came aboutHow Protein Powder works How Protein Powder doesn't bulk youWhy adding Protein Powder can be important to your dietWhy Protein is important for your mental health Ingredients to watch out for in Protein powders that aren't good for youThe plant-based diet Orlando Bloom as an addition to the team Expanding into AmericaForm Feeding Fund To get your hands on some Form Protein Powder (which I highly recommend you do) head to https://formnutrition.com/plant-based-nutrition/or head to Planet Organic or Holland and BarrettThis episode is hosted by Georgia Symonds and produced by Maisie Peppitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
E.72 Is it healthy or just good marketing? With Sonny Drinkwater Co-Founder of Well Easy
In my kitchen this week I have Sonny Drinkwater Co-Founder of Well Easy the online health food store which makes healthy living accessible and affordable for everyone.After going through his own health journey of restriction, counting calories and obsessing over food Sonny fell in love with ingredients, good quality food which nourishes your body and is full of goodness rather than some of the other products you may find in supermarkets today.But as Sonny began searching for all the best products he noticed how expensive, confusing and difficult it was, he found that he was ordering products directly from various different brands and it was just inconvenient. This is where the idea for Well Easy came from, creating a one stop shop for all health and wellness products so you can get all you need in one box.Through starting Well Easy Sonny has dived into research about supermarkets, how ultimately they are motivated by profit rather than providing us the best quality food. Sonny has also researched a lot into ultra-processed foods and how these are becoming more and more popular and readily available and also highly promoted rather than the cleaner and more natural alternatives.This is an episode where we deep dive into the food system in the UK and how we all need to be going back to basics rather than turning for fast, convenient and ultimately unhealthy alternatives. The topics we discuss are:Sonny's health struggles at university Obsessive and controlled eating behavioursCounting caloriesHow to build a positive relationship with foodWhere the idea for Well Easy came fromHow Well Easy worksThe food system in the UKUK supermarketsUltra-processed foodRunning a food business and the challenges you faceWhat does wellness mean to Sonny The top quality wellness products on the market at the moment To check out Well Easy head to https://welleasy.co.uk/This episode is hosted by Georgia Symonds and produced by Maisie PeppittMarketing vs What's actually good for you Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
E.71 How James Cadbury is following in his Great Great Grandfathers footsteps in Founding HIP and Love Cocoa
This week we have James Cadbury joining me in my kitchen to talk all things chocolate! Being the great great grandson of John Cadbury the Founder of Cadbury which we all know and love, it's not surprising that James was inspired by his families history and story. James founded in Love Cocoa in 2017 which is a luxury chocolate brand focusing on gifting and offering a more premium chocolate experience, after taking Love Cocoa to Dragons Den the brand has gone from strength to strength with the hope of Love Cocoa stores opening in the future.In 2020 James noticed a real gap in the plant-based chocolate space, we were letting oat milk take over our lives, but no one was using oat milk to make chocolate. Therefore as Cadbury was the first brand to add dairy milk to their chocolate (hence the name Cadbury Dairy Milk), James thought that he would be one of the first to start adding Oat Milk to cocoa in order to create the same delicious creamy chocolate experience that the plant-based market was missing. With a lot of consumers now opting for oat milk over dairy milk due to taste preference as well as the sustainability bonus, it seemed the obvious option and he was completely right! HIP (which stands for Happiness In Plants) was born 18 months later in 2021 and over two years it has gone from strength to strength.In this conversation James and I discuss the following topics:Growing up in the Cadbury householdThe influence Cadburys' has had on his career The reasons behind starting Love Cocoa in 2017His experience on Dragons DenWhy James started HIPThe process of starting HIPHow the two companies run alongside each other How the plant-based space is looking in confectionaryEthics and how James runs his two businesses in a sustainable wayHow James has ensured that there is no plastic used in the packaging of HIPWhat's next for both Love Cocoa and HIPLast Meal To checkout HIP head to Sainsburys or check them out online To checkout Love Cocoa head to John Lewis or check them out onlineThis episode was hosted by Georgia Symonds and produced by Maisie Pepitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This podcast is about all things food! Host Georgia Symonds welcomes a new guest into her kitchen every week in order to discuss food, wellness and how food really is mood. We believe that food isn’t just the fuel that we put into our bodies, it’s more than that, it brings families and friends together, it creates special moment and life time memories. It affects how we perform, how we think, how we sleep and how we feel in ourselves inside and out. Therefore Catch Ups In My Kitchen aims to dig into personal stories and career to discuss how food has had an impact on ones life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.