Why is wheat — a food that we’ve been eating for thousands of years — suddenly being linked to so many health concerns? Today’s podcast guest, Cyndi O’Meara, set out to find the answer to this question, and what she uncovered was deeply disturbing…
Cyndi O’Meara is a nutritionist, best selling author, international speaker and founder of the food company, Changing Habits. When Cyndi graduated with a BSc majoring in Nutrition from Deakin University in 1984, her special interest was ancestral foods. But at the end of her degree, she was so disillusioned by the standard nutritional guidelines, that she paved her own path — staying clear of the low fat diets of the day, and causing plenty of controversy in the process. Her groundbreaking book Changing Habits Changing Lives became an instant bestseller and from there, she has grown a successful organic food company, started a certified online education program and filmed a groundbreaking documentary, What’s With Wheat?
I’ve known Cyndi for many years, and have been *itching* to have her on the podcast. This is a woman with a powerful message, an unfailing passion for creating wellness, and a wealth of expertise to share. She’s someone who’s not afraid to go against the grain (pun intended!) and speak hard truths... and I know you’re going to be as blown away as I was by the knowledge-bombs she drops in this conversation.
So if you want to find out the truth about what wheat is doing to our health, uncover the harmful farming practices keeping us sick, and discover the best way to change your diet and heal your body… this episode is for you.
In this episode we chat about:
- Her epic morning routine (11:10)
- The inspiring story of how she got to where she is today (13:39)
- The inspiration behind her epic documentary, What’s With Wheat? (17:58)
- The massively harmful herbicide you want to avoid at all costs (25:26)
- The common diseases that people don’t realise are caused by wheat consumption (29:18)
- How to swap out wheat in your diet (and why it’s imperative to make this change ASAP) (35:27)
- The truth about properly prepared wheat for better digestion (39:20)
- How to make your own sourdough (43:17)
- How to detox harmful chemicals from your body (and why this is so essential for full wellness) (44:18)
- Plus so much more!
What's With Wheat documentary
Changing Habits Marketplace
Cyndi's Functional Nutrition Academy
Changing Habits Changing Lives by Cyndi O'Meara
Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture by Bruce Pascoe
Manifesting Matisse by Dr. Michelle K. Nielsen
Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini
Open Wide Video Masterclass
P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.
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