So, I have to admit, I'm not much of a podcast kind of person. I find it difficult to fit in listening to podcasts as I feel as though I need to be concentrating to absorb what's being said, so if I'm doing something else at the same time, I find it hard to concentrate... Anyway, that being said, I have found myself more recently listening to and becoming addicted to the Deliciously Ella Podcast.
For those of you who are not aware, Deliciously Ella is a UK based business run by husband and wife team Ella and Matt Mills. When Ella was at university she suddenly became very ill and was diagnosed with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. Medication and traditional treatment was largely unsuccessful in improving her health, and so, out of desperation, she started to experiment with food and her diet as a way to improve how she was feeling and her quality of life. Over time she found herself not only getting better at cooking, but her health dramatically improved and she now eats a plant based diet.
While on this journey she was writing a blog. She had huge successful and her online community grew over the years. She then launched an app and wrote a cookbook which quickly became the best-selling debut cookbook ever in the UK. It was soon after this she met her now husband, Matt, and they decided to turn Ella's blog into something much bigger.
In 2018, Ella and Matt launched their podcast, also called Deliciously Ella. Each episode is roughly 35-40 minutes and delves into the world of physical and mental health, wellbeing, the realities of building a business and a brand and staying positive in a busy world. Most episodes host a guest from a business, health or nutrition background and they share their knowledge, experience - professional and personal, and advice.
Having started listening to the podcast only about a month ago, I have managed to almost catch up. I have found each and every episode really fascinating and have learned something from every one of them. However, one particular episode I have been completely blown away by is episode 15 'If food waste was a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the US' with Tessa Clarke, founder of food waste app., Olio. The stats in this episode are truly horrify. If there is only one podcast you listen to, please make it this one. You can listen to it here if you are on Spotify or here if you are an Apple user.
You can also read more about Deliciously Ella here.
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