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Confused about health and wellness? Each week we interview an expert to bring a little inspiration to your life - from gut health to mental health and anxiety, how to make sustainable changes, finding happiness, what happens to our brains when we exercise, skincare 101, dealing with stress, veganism and the environment and so much more.


Hosted by Ella and Matthew Mills, the founder and CEO of Deliciously Ella, this podcast brings you open, honest conversation around mental and physical health.

38 Episodes
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Can we really eat in a way that supports and prevents some of the biggest health issues affecting us today? Will going vegan result in vitamin deficiencies? What's the difference between a vegan and a wholefoods, plant-based diet? Should we eat five or ten portions of fruit and veg a day, does it make a difference? What benefits does eating organic really have? With so much conflicting information about diet and lifestyle, this season finale takes a deep dive into the data, evidence and studies around the power of a plant-rich diet with Dr. Gemma Newman. Gemma goes into the facts and figures, as well as talking us through her own experience with the power of a wholefood, plant-based diet and what she’s seen in her patients, touching on everything from cardiovascular disease to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, B12, childhood nutrition, mental health, pregnancy and so much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Happiness As A Choice

Happiness As A Choice

2019-07-1600:40:1912

Are you happy, present, at peace with yourself and the world around you? Can you maintain that sense of happiness when life becomes difficult? Finding true happiness is something we all strive for, but so many of us struggle with. This week we’re talking to Gelong Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation teacher, who believes happiness can be a trainable skill, a skill that allows us to control our thoughts and therefore consistently choose the positive. In doing so we can make happiness an internal quality, rather than something that requires external validation or something we’ll receive in the future when we achieve or complete a goal. Thubten talks us through his pillars for happiness – discipline, mental freedom, compassion and forgiveness; as well as the science behind meditation and how it benefits us physically and mentally; how you can transform a negative experience and your own suffering into something positive; how to navigate the business of modern life, social media, emails 24/7 news and where to start on your journey with meditation and mindfulness. The episode closes with a short guided mediation by Thubten. His book, ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st Century’, really is one of the most powerful reads on the subject of happiness. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
How do you make a huge shift in your life, especially one that may make you feel isolated or insecure? This week we’re talking about alcohol, the social constructs that exist around our drinking culture, the rise of sobriety and our fear of being seen as boring. Through the lens of one woman’s journey from alcoholic to teetotaller, we look at how to be vulnerable, how to make a change, how to honestly identify when we need that change and how to deal with the fear of being different to those around us. Our guest this week is Catherine Gray, author of ‘The unexpected joy of being sober’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
How Our Food Affects Our Mood

How Our Food Affects Our Mood

2019-07-0200:47:4713

Is there a proven link between our diets and our mental health? Could our diets be connected to the rise of anxiety and depression? Are there foods that boost your mood? Can we really eat for happiness? How does your gut health play into your mental health? We’re joined today by Felice Jacka, who gives us a clear insight into the most recent science, definitively answering whether there is a proven link between diet and mental health and separating myth from fact. We look at all the key questions posed above, as well as the role of our gut and our immune system, the relevance of pregnancy nutrition, the extent to which what we eat as children can impact on us later on and answer all your questions on sugar, caffeine, supplements and alcohol. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Who, Why and How We Love

Who, Why and How We Love

2019-06-2500:40:5219

Does love at first sight exist? What’s the difference between love and lust? What do we look for in a partner? How does our upbringing influence our relationships? Why do people cheat? Love is a complex topic and one that we have a lot of questions on, so this week we’re breaking these common questions down, looking at idealisations versus reality; attachment theory and how to identify where you sit on this scale and how that might play out in our relationships; whether constructs like advertising, porn and Disney movies create a sense of unrealistic expectations; how often we’re really having sex and likewise how often we’re all being unfaithful; polygamy, swinging and why we’re so judgemental and so much more. Laura Mucha has spent ten years studying the above before writing the brilliant book Love Factually, and today she’s sharing an honest insight into a topic that affects us all. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Why do we sleep, how much does it matter, how much sleep do we really need, to what extent do lifestyle factors like coffee, alcohol and technology affect our ability to sleep? Today we’re talking to Matthew Walker, the award winning author of bestseller ‘Why We Sleep’ about sleep, getting to grips with our sleep cycles, the connection between sleep and our mental and physical health, how to sleep better and why we need to make it a priority. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Period Power

Period Power

2019-06-1100:46:3523

Why are my periods irregular, why are they heavy, why do I get cramps, should I be on the pill and how will that impact my health, why do I feel low around the time of my period, why do I break out or get bloated? These are just a few of the common question we have about our periods, a topic that we can shy away from and that can often have quite a lot of stigma and embarrassment surrounding it, yet there is so much we can learn about our bodies, our health and our mental wellbeing from understanding our cycle, the fluctuations of our hormones and how we feel across the month. The episode, with women’s health expert Maisie Hill, breaks down the most common questions, outlines what’s happening at each point of the month and allows us to get to know ourselves so much better. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Creating a more mindful life

Creating a more mindful life

2019-06-0400:46:5317

We all want to be healthier and happier but how can we actually make it happen? Today we’re looking at simple, practical day-to-day practices to help create that internal transformation, focusing on yoga and meditation. From their ancient roots and philosophies to the idea of non-attachment, the power of the breath and the ability to see ourselves as enough just as we are, as well our favourite books, concepts, affirmations and intentions. This episode, with Steffy White, will help you find new ways of being present, create a sense of inner peace and calm and ensure that our happiness come from internal not external sources, most importantly it also shows that you don’t need to stand on your head to be a yogi! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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2019-05-2900:03:49

Confused about health and wellness? Each week we interview an expert to bring a little inspiration to your life from gut health to mental health and anxiety, how to make sustainable changes, finding happiness, what happens to our brains when we exercise, skincare 101, dealing with stress, veganism and the environment and so much more. Hosted by Ella and Matthew Mills, the founder and CEO of Deliciously Ella, this podcast brings you open, honest conversation around mental and physical health. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Should we count calories? Are all calories created equal? Will an avocado and a chocolate bar have the same impact if they have the same number of calories? What about fat, and carbs, sugar and salt? Should we be guided by traffic light systems on packaging? Nutrition is incredibly confusing and in this episode we’re breaking down the myths and confusion that surround calories, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, salt, the glycaemic index, cholesterol and trends like ketogenic and low carb diets with nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Jenny Howarth

this was really inspiring and came at a perfect time x

Aug 7th
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Jenny Howarth

this was really inspiring and came at a perfect time x

Aug 7th
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H.I

I do not mean to cause any offence or harm to you both but what the doctor said regarding plantbased calcium bioavailability is false and very misleading. I'm a vegan myself and I believe a vegan diet can be very nutritious and healthy but I won't lie about what the science says and I won't address it as "perfect". Please revise this episode and do something about this. I love all your episodes and really enjoy listening to them but I couldn't stay quiet and ignore those false claims. They are quite harmful. The science is clear. Leafy greens are a good source of calcium but because they are high in oxalates, spinach it makes them not a great calcium source and harder for the body to absorb. I'm not a doctor or a health professional (& I don't claim to be) but I think that's common knowledge. Since I'm writing this, I want to congratulate u both on your new baby and I wish your baby girl health and happiness. Congratulations!!!!

Jul 28th
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Ana Rai

I absolutely love this 💜 amazing research, focusing my MSC dissertation on this topic.

Jul 17th
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Louise Murdoch

Enjoyed this episode 👍

Jul 16th
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Ana Rai

The happy pear brings such a joy to my day. I am waiting for them to start their own podcast.

Jul 12th
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nickic1

great podcast. would it be possible for you to list the films or books that are recommended?

Jul 9th
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Sarah Finneran

Recently discovered this podcast and I'm so inspired! I love each episode :-)

May 29th
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stillness

brilliant episodes...each one of them!! Love you both.

May 21st
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Dee Nutrition Coach

Very useful and informative podcast.

May 20th
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ufollowbooks

Вау, даже не знала, что в Африке была какая-то особенная музыка 🤪😅

May 14th
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Paula Wright

incredible episode. so much of what was said resonated with me after the loss of my father. thank you x

May 8th
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Tineke

Loved it!

Mar 23rd
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Carla Colom

such and inspiration... I cried all the way through this podcast. Not going through the best of the times at the moment and this just gave me a sense of not being alone. Thank you.

Mar 22nd
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Annie Corder-Mills

I loved this podcast. Those guys sound awesome and it was great to hear about their journey.

Mar 13th
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Annie Corder-Mills

I wouldn't agree that eating edame is a good thing to ear as it us often GMO. And soya is proven to be a hormone disruptor so best avoided. in fact, anything processed should be avoided.

Mar 13th
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Annie Corder-Mills

Annie Corder-Mills Ps I stopped listening within a few minutes, due to the very questionable recommendations.

Mar 13th
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Annie Corder-Mills

Love your podcasts !

Feb 28th
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Olga Shevchenko

Ella, thank you for a brilliant episode! So many tips and tricks to try. Maybe in one of your future episodes it would be possible to cover a topic of skin and the effects of hair removal methods (waxing and, especially, laser hair removal as it sometimes might trigger the skin to produce more moles). Another interesting one is the relationship between the skin and UV lamps used for shellac manicure and pedicure. These UV lamps are used to solidify paint on the nails but are they safe for skin? Can they contribute to the risk of getting a skin cancer? Thank you!

Feb 14th
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Jackie Finney

Fantastic episode. Thank you! X

Feb 14th
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Anna Collins

Thank you. I loved this episode as someone who's always suffered with acne and used to be bullied because of it x

Feb 13th
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