Have a drink already! Even if you are one of the growing number of men & women who are eschewing alcohol in the name of health, these days you'll still be able to find something exciting on the drinks menu of your local restaurant - at least if you're lucky enough to have a local as dedicated to liquid fun as Raw Duck in Hackney. The late, great A. A. Gill famously complained that the problem with addiction recovery is that no soft drink will ever taste as good as an alcoholic one, but recovering addicts today would struggle to make that same complaint. As we understand more about the importance of the gut to everything from our immunity to our mood, skin, energy & vitality, we have discovered more pleasurable ways to look after it. Enter kombucha, kefir & other fermented drinks, which are increasingly available even in supermarkets across the US & U.K. Ever so slightly alcoholic, they won't have you dancing on the table in your pants (you'll need another excuse!), but they will give you a little lift, AND deliver good stuff to your body, right where it needs it. But making a good brew is a bit of an art; it takes patience, creativity & a nose to rival any sommelier. We were therefore so delighted to speak to Rory McCoy, who is not only responsible for these inventive softs at his second restaurant Raw Duck, but also selects their lovely natural & bio-dynamic wines (which you can try by the glass for a fiver weekday evenings). Tune in to hear our slightly smitten host effervesce a bit herself as she talks the craft and pleasure of drinking well & healthy with Rory.
If you've been paying attention, you'll see that we've been talking of health topically, looking sleep and all it's magical powers (really, they are transformative). But it is by now indisputable that a large part of how we look and feel is what we put into our bodies and minds...literally, how we nourish ourselves. Nourish is our theme of 2017, and we want to learn about and celebrate all the ways that we can do that better.
So for Episode 7, we wanted to speak to someone who seems exceptionally good at doing just this, but is also very open about the fact that this wasn't always the case. Tally Rye is a London-based personal trainer, YouTuber, fitness influencer and co-founder of #GirlGains, a movement empowering women to become fitter, healthier and happier.
Tally takes us through her own health transformation: starting from a place where, her own words, she didn't really have a clue, Tally has come through a stage of super "clean-eating" & mega training and out the other side to where she is now: a successful personal trainer, fitness influencer, business-owner and woman who focuses on enjoyment - of her food, of her body and of her life. Her attitude couldn't be more Life Butter, and her story is both fun and inspiring.
This episode was produced by Kari Erickson and featured personal trainer, fitness influencer and co-founder of GirlGains Tally Rye. Sound editing provided by Natalia Rodriguez.
Sleep - the best performance enhancing drug, the key to our inner selves via our dreams, and nature's cure-all: it is THE essential ingredient to getting over a hangover, a late night dinner, or whatever it is that is disturbing your nighttime routine in this festive season. Join our host as she takes one for the collective and goes out big...but with an eye on making sure she catches her Zzzs once she's home.
This episode was produced by Kari Erickson with sound support by Natalia Rodriguez.