In this episode, Megan Fairhall continues her mission to provide busy women with easy to implement steps towards wellness. Gut health expert Sophie Medlin helps her dispel some of the harmful myths about gut health that are perpetuated by social media influencers.

This hour-long episode is jam-packed full of actionable advice. Sophie talks us through her years of experience and just how hard it is for some of her clients to unpack years of false advertising, peer pressure, and diet virtue signalling. 

“Every week, journalists contact me and say, ‘what do you think about this new diet?’ I have to Google it because I have no idea what they’re talking about. They’ve got a different name every week, but it’s always the same thing. It’s about cutting out the food groups with a new name on it essentially. ” – Sophie Medlin – 09:46

In the “Live to Smile” podcast, Megan alternates between speaking to experts and trying their expert advice. Stay tuned for episode #6 to hear how Megan has implemented Sophie’s tips in her day to day life. 

This episode covers:

  • Vegan vs. omnivore diets
  • Media driven fad diets 
  • Undoing years of harmful fads
  • Community and diet 
  • The dangers of skinny teas
  • Intuitive eating
  • Food-centric marketing terms
  • Your gut and stress
  • Vitamin brands 

“The vitamin industry is the absolute wild west. Anyone can go and design a vitamin and start selling it to anyone at all. They don’t have to have qualifications, and they can put pretty much whatever they want in there. So people need to be really aware of who they’re buying from and what sort of company they are. Even some of the most popular brands are full of fillers and things that are not necessarily safe.” – Sophie Medlin – 44:12

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