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Is Food Friend or Foe? – Jemma Richards

We have fellow podcaster Jemma Richards from "Love This Food Thing" to discuss her own healing story and how she now promotes healing in her community.

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Richard L. Miller
Dr. Richard Louis Miller is an American Clinical Psychologist, Founder of Wilbur Hot Springs Health Sanctuary, and broadcaster who hosts the Mind Body Health & Politics talk radio program from Mendocino County, California. Dr. Miller was also Founder and chief clinician of the nationally acclaimed, pioneering, Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program. Dr. Miller’s new book, Psychedelic Medicine, is based on his interviews with the most acclaimed experts on the topic. Mind Body Health & Politics radio broadcast is known for its wide ranging discussions on political issues and health. The program’s format includes guest interviews with prominent national authorities, scientists, best-selling authors, and listener call-ins. The programs offer a forum and soundboard for listeners to interact with the show and its guests. We invite you to listen to the latest broadcasts below or visit our many archived programs. We’d love to hear from you on political and health issues!
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Coming to you from across the pond, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jemma Richards from the Love This Food Thing podcast. Now in the show’s fifth season, Jemma opens the door to conversations about food, creating a “smorgasbord” of stories for people to relate to and find support in. While we live thousands of miles away from each other, we found common ground in our ideas on food, society, and our desire to create a community of like-minded people. Through her show, much like mine, Jemma works to promote healing through the modality of sharing stories and encouraging conversation. I encourage you to check out her podcast and blog after this episode, as I am certain you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed our deep conversation.

“I'm trying to open up the conversation and have something for everybody.”

Jemma Richards is the creator and host of the Love This Food Thing Podcast. The podcast pivots on the premise, “food: friend or foe?” After years of eating disorders but now recovered, Jemma decided to open up the conversation to find out how other people manage their relationship with food, and how it affects their behavior. Jemma believes that eating disorders are symptomatic of an imbalanced relationship with the Self, but if properly understood and recovered from, they can be powerful healing tools. Alongside hosting the podcast, she is also a voiceover artist and writer who shuttles between London and the lovely British seaside.

Show notes:

* Trigger Warning: This episode contains talk of eating disorders
  • Introducing “Love This Food Thing” podcast host – Jemma Richards

  • Richard and Jemma’s personal struggles with food

  • Her “ah-ha” moment where she found help

  • Healing is more about incorporating it into one’s system

  • Is bread the healer of the world or a method of control?

  • The reasons behind a plant based diet

  • Are we eating too much?

  • How Jemma promotes healing with her podcast

  • What five foods would you take to an island of your choice?

  • Cultural differences regarding food in the United States and the United Kingdom

  • The economics behind healthy eating

  • Pending issues in the food supply chain

  • An idea for community initiatives and gardens

  • Using social media to promote community

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