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One Body One Life with Vicki Nguyen

I am Vicki Nguyen and I'm on a personal mission to live to 120 years old and I would love to take you with me! This podcast is focused on longevity and understanding how we can all live longer and stronger, through diet, exercise, lifestyle, nutrition and so on. Each episode we will uncover tips and tricks to living your healthiest and happiest life for as long as physically possible. I will be chatting to the experts, as well as people who have defied the odds & explore various treatments & modalities to help us reach optimal wellness. Don't forget, you've gotta nourish to flourish!


Shift Your Consciousness with Marcus White
Today I get to chat to the lovely Marcus White, a holistic health coach specialising in gut health, hormones & weight loss. I came across Marcus via an Instagram post shared by my sister & was astounded at some of the work Marcus was doing to help transform people & improve their lives. Marcus has experienced his own fair share of gut issues which led him on this path to uncover healthier ways to right his body, naturally, as opposed to medicate against symptoms.    He offers 1:1 coaching plus 12-week gut health programs, he also has his own podcast called "Shift Your Consciousness" which focuses on bringing relevant health ideas & information to as many people as possible to help people heal, grow & live a connected life. He is passionate about helping free people from the indoctrination of mainstream medical ideologies, media & societal dogma, and instead helps empower people to take their health into their own hands.    Connect with Marcus White:   - Marcus White Instagram - Marcus White Website  - Shift Your Consciousness Podcast        
62:56 2/11/24
The Longevity Remedy with Michaela Sparrow
In today's episode, I get to chat to Michaela Sparrow, a naturopath and clinical nutritionist who specialises in helping women achieve their health goals by addressing hormonal imbalances, thyroid function, adrenals, gut health, fat loss and much more!   She runs a longevity reset 12 week program, among many other things, and her handle, The Longevity Remedy on Instagram is what caught my attention. So I was curious to hear her take on how we can enjoy not only lifespan but also health span! Connect with Michaela Sparrow:  Michaela Sparrow Instagram⁠⁠ The Longevity Remedy Website
54:08 1/29/24
"It is what it is" with Christina Exie
So today I get to chat to the lovely Christina Exie, who's the founder and creative director of Activewear brand Exie. She's the winner of Project Australia's Season four in Australia, a keynote speaker and a fashion brand consultant. Christina was recognised on reality television for her designs over ten years ago and has since then worked tirelessly to pursue her dreams. Exie is a sustainable and ethical athleisure wear brand based in Australia with a mission to create technical wear that combines street style aesthetics with minimal boldness, allowing us women to not only look amazing at school drop off, but also whilst working out and smashing our fitness goals! Connect with Christina Exie:  Christina Exie Instagram⁠ Exie Instagram⁠ Exie Website
43:38 1/15/24
Seize the Yay with Sarah Davidson
I get to chat to the lovely, effervescent lawyer turned “funtrepreneur” Sarah Davidson, for those of you who are familiar with Sarah & follow Spoonful of Sarah you’ll know she is the queen of puns & quotes, is an absolute delight to watch & her self deprecating humour is what sets her apart. Sarah is an author, speaker, event host, MC, brand ambassador, host of Wellness Australia on CH 7, and hosts her own podcast, 'Seize the Yay'.  Sarah is super passionate about supporting others help find what makes them feel ‘yay' &  fighting A-type tendencies towards success and perfection, but rather  learning to enjoy the ride!!!  Connect with Sarah Davidson:  Sarah Davidson Instagram Seize the Yay Podcast Matcha Maiden
69:23 1/1/24
ZEROFKS with Kat John
Today I get to chat to the one & only Authenticity Coach, Keynote Speaker, Real Raw Relatable podcast host, creator of the ZEROFKS movement Kat John! Kat has helped & continues to help thousands of people powerfully manage the thoughts in their head, so they can listen to their hearts and focus on what truly matters.Over the last decade Kat has led the way to inspire people to live a life that is truth and authentic to them, and to focus on the deeper matters in their heart.  As a keynote speaker, Kat’s depth, real talk and cheekiness supercharges the energy of any room and communicates in a way that’s easy for people to digest. She speaks from the heart and to the human in all of us. She’s guaranteed to make you think, cry, laugh and leave you with something tangible to take away. Her audiences feel inspired, empowered and filled with hope.After suffering six years of chronic pain, requiring brain surgery at the age of 23 years old she healed her pain in 10 months through radical change in her beliefs and actions. Kat has also overcome drug abuse, obsessive compulsive behaviours and childhood trauma, reinforcing that she is living proof that transformation is possible with the right tools in place.  Connect with Kat John: Kat John - Website Kat John - Instagram
58:35 12/17/23
Life Over 40 with Kate Save
Kate Save is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and a Diabetes Educator. She has completed a double degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Exercise Science, an Advanced Diploma in Diabetes Education, Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and a Masters of Business Administration. Kate has lectured in the fields of Nutrition and Exercise Science for various educational institutions – her key areas of focus are weight loss, diabetes, heart disease, bariatric surgery nutrition, Coeliac disease, eating disorders, food intolerance and irritable bowel conditions. Kate also has been involved in assisting in the development of nutritional science subjects and assessment for Deakin University, Melbourne. Kate has years of media experience and enjoys presenting nutrition and health-related segments as well as corporate speaking whenever she gets the opportunity. Her main objective is to assist individuals achieve optimal health and well being through balanced nutrition and appropriate exercise.
44:49 10/23/23
One Life, One Chance with Luke Richmond
In this episode, we speak to Luke Richmond, Luke is a Professional Adventurer and Author, his book One Life One Chance caught my eye. So with a similar life missions, I knew I had to buy the book and get him on the podcast to tell his story. Luke has conquered the odds during many internationally acclaimed expeditions, He has climbed the highest mountains on six continents, completed a world record ocean row across the Atlantic, and was the first Australian male to trek 1800 kilometers across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Luke's lifelong passion is to make adventure accessible to everyone and to inspire others to feel the reward of conquering a physical and mental challenge. His life motto is One Life One Chance, a belief that has driven him into harder and longer challenges every single year. Connect with Luke Richmond: OLOC Adventures 
47:11 8/1/23
Live, Love and Dance with Bessie Kay
In today's episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Bessie Kay, a TV presenter and producer who is currently a part of the production team behind Wild Food on SBS Food. Bessie's journey in the entertainment industry started off as a talented dancer and singer, where she made a name for herself in the Australian Musical Theatre scene before transitioning to TV and media. Her illustrious career has been a central part of her life for the majority of her years in the industry. Bessie shares her personal journey of self-discovery and growth. After some introspection, Bessie realized that there was something not quite right about the way she was operating. She discusses what it was like growing up as a creative Greek girl in a small regional town in Australia, as well as the personal challenges she had to overcome. Bessie also delves into her unique mindset and philosophy of "Blend over Balance" and how it helped her break through and conquer her inner demons. Connect with Bessie Kay: Bessie Kay - Website Bessie Kay - Instagram
58:59 3/2/23
Intuitive Healing with Dr Lotte Valentin
On this episode I chat to Dr. Lotte Valentin, Dr. Valentin is an internationally trained Evidential Psychic Medium, Medical Medium, Ancestral Healer, Author, Educator and a Dynamic International & Inspirational Keynote Speaker! Dr. Valentin is trained in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for women and has post-graduate education through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Bio-identical hormones and specialises in integrative medicine utilising her training in Nutrition, IV Therapy, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Pharmaceuticals. Her focus is on healing the patient and finding the true cause of their symptoms and illness. Connect with Dr. Lotte Valentin: Divine Spiritual Essence - WebsiteDr. Lotte Valentin – WebsiteDr. Lotte Valentin - InstagramDr. Lotte Valentin - FacebookSee for privacy information.
64:40 9/30/22
Connecting health with our DNA
Today on the podcast I chat to the lovely Dr Denise Furness. A mother of two, an award-winning medical researcher, international speaker and author with a PHD in Genetics, Denise is a Nutritionist & Fitness professional. As a CSIRO trained Molecular Geneticist, Dr Furness specialises in nutritional genomics & epigenetics AKA personalised health. Dr Furness believes there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to diet and lifestyle.   Dr Furness helps people identify triggers and underlying causes of their health challenges so they can live a more balanced and fulfilling life. A byproduct in my quest of longevity is being super interested in learning more about genetics & understanding how we can influence genetic expressions through diet and lifestyle. Be sure to follow up this episode in a few weeks time when we welcome back Dr Furness to discuss my test results!   Connect with Dr Denise Furness: Dr Denise Furness - Website Dr Denise Furness - Instagram Dr Denise Furness - Facebook Dr Denise Furness - LinkedIn Dr Denise Furness - Twitter See for privacy information.
55:32 4/26/22
The foundations to an integrative cancer care revolution
Today on the podcast I am speaking with Dr. Thomas Lodi, who is the founder of Oasis International, where he works with his team of experts to bring a kinder, more gentle, integrative approach to cancer care. Dr. Lodi is licensed as both an Allopathic Medical Doctor (also known as an MD) and an Integrative and Homeopathic Medical Doctor.   Graduating from the University Hawaii School of Medicine in 1985, Dr. Lodi has since dedicated his life to studying cancer and developing effective treatment protocols. Having worked as an Internal Medicine Specialist, urgent care physician, and as an intensivist at various hospitals, Dr. Lodi has been able to narrow his scope of practice to ‘integrative oncology' – a holistic form of cancer care that integrates the best of conventional medicine with alternative therapies and lifestyle interventions.   With an in-depth understanding of the biology of cancer and 35 years of medical experience, he is now laying the foundations to an integrative cancer care revolution.   Connect with Dr Thomas Lodi: Dr Thomas Lodi - Website Dr Thomas Lodi - Instagram Dr Thomas Lodi - Facebook Dr Thomas Lodi - LinkedIn Dr Thomas Lodi - YouTube See for privacy information.
49:51 4/1/22
Wearing Your Worth with Sarah Gale
Fashion industry veteran and former Judge on Project Runway Australia, Sarah Gale migrated from the competitive fashion industry, to pioneer the journey into the aesthetics of the soul.   As Founder of Wearing Your Worth®, Sarah says ‘Through my own journey and many hours with clients, I discovered that our wardrobe speaks to us if we are willing to listen; our clothes can reveal our greatest desires and biggest fears. I designed the Wearing your Worth™ program as a way to discover my clients own unique and authentic style, whilst shedding light on mindsets that could be holding them back in life’.   An accredited Coach and mother of two, Sarah is passionate about living an authentic life and continually honing her willingness to live transparently with love, courage and vulnerability. She shares from her heart and enjoys inspiring others to live a mindful life, through the wardrobe and beyond.   Connect with Sarah Gale: Sarah Gale - Website Sarah Gale - Instagram Sarah Gale - Facebook Sarah Gale - LinkedIn  See for privacy information.
71:00 2/10/22
The optimal diet for human health and longevity
Dr Alan Desmond - doctor, Gastroenterologist, General Physician and author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution. Alan currently lives with his family in Devon, UK and works as a full time NHS Consultant.   Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, Alan completed his specialist training in Ireland and Oxford. He has a special interest in the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of digestive diseases.   As a doctor specialising in gut health, Alan has made evidence-based dietary advice an essential part of his clinical practice. The results he has seen in his gastroenterology clinic have led him to become a dedicated advocate for the gut health benefits, and overall health benefits, of a whole-food plant-based approach to nutrition.   Dr Alan Desmond believes that “We can transform our health and revolutionise our quality of life by simply eating more plants” and that “the evidence overwhelmingly supports a whole-food, plant-based diet as the optimal diet for human health and longevity. The more plant-based, the better”.   Alan has presented at numerous international conferences alongside renowned plant-based advocates & has also published several influential research papers in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.   Connect with Dr Alan Desmond: Dr Alan Desmond - Website Dr Alan Desmond - Instagram Dr Alan Desmond - Twitter See for privacy information.
56:11 7/26/21
The Power is in the Plants
Simon Hill is a qualified Physiotherapist and Nutritionist who is extremely passionate about making nutritional information simple and accessible so that people can make informed decisions about the food they feed themselves and their family.   As a Physiotherapist Simon has treated people from all walks of life, including professional AFL & VFL footballers. Over the years, however, Simon became increasingly curious about the role nutrition played in nourishing the body and preventing disease.   Simon decided to dive deep into the available literature on nutrition & disease and soon became fascinated by the vast evidence that proved that simple lifestyle changes could help to prevent and even reverse many of the leading chronic diseases that plague the western world today.   Concerned with the fact that this information was not reaching people but was instead getting lost amidst the myriad of marketing ploys pushed by industries who were more interested in profits than the health, Simon shifted gears in his career undertaking a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate and a Masters in Nutrition.   During this time, Simon set up and began hosting world-renowned doctors and public figures, on his own podcast Plant Proof & he just recently launched his sensational first book The Proof is in the Plants.   Connect with Simon Hill: Plant Proof - Website Simon Hill - Instagram Simon Hill - Facebook Simon Hill - Twitter See for privacy information.
78:50 6/17/21
Living a happy life with Dani Stevens
Today I talk all things happiness with my dear friend Dani Stevens. After meeting online almost 5 years ago, Dani & I hit it off straight away and not long later we met in person and have been besties ever since. Dani is a natural born motivator, she is full of energy, effervescent and a mother of four who works hard everyday to ensure her family are all living their best lives.   In her previous life Dani worked in IT, sales, marketing & management, but its her role as a mother that really lights her up the most. She has relished in being a stay-at-home mum since 2007 and has created an incredible following via her online platforms where she shares recipes, fitness ideas and lifestyle inspiration with the world.   I wanted to use this opportunity of inviting Dani onto the podcast to discuss happiness. We all know how important it is to be happy and living a fulfilling life that lights you up over the times when we aren’t feeling as happy.   Connect with Dani Stevens: Dani Stevens - Website Dani Stevens - Instagram Dani Stevens - See for privacy information.
41:34 5/4/21
Homoeopathy; the belief that the body can cure itself with Dr Isaac Golden
Today I talk to Dr Isaac Golden, a long-standing homoeopathic practitioner. In 1999 Isaac was awarded the Australian Homoeopathic Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his “many years of service and for his significant contributions to the homoeopathic profession in Australia”.   In his own practice, The Aurum Healing Centre, Isaac specialises in treating patients suffering from chronic disease using constitutional and anti-miasmic homoeopathic treatment. In particular, he specialises in the treatment of vaccine damaged children, and especially children who have been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum.   Isaac is a world authority on homoeoprophylaxis – the use of homoeopathic medicines for specific disease prevention, and has undertaken the world’s largest long-term study of parents using such a program. He is currently Deputy Chair and Research Advisor to the National Institute of Integrative Medicine’s Ethics Committee.   Connect with Dr Isaac Golden: Aurum Healing Centre – Homstudy Dr Isaac Golden - Facebook Dr Isaac Golden - LinkedIn See for privacy information.
54:28 3/22/21
Finding stillness through meditation
Today I talk to meditation master, teacher, author and keynote speaker, Tom Cronin. In his previous life, Tom was a bonds and inflation swaps broker for 26 years, this highly stressful career choice found Tom turning to meditation for help. Tom found that meditation not only helped, it transformed his life.  So much so that he left his career to establish The Stillness Project, a program aimed at helping others transform their lives, just as he did, by teaching the power of stillness and calm through deep meditation. Tom has a fervent passion and is fully committed to helping reduce stress and chaos in people’s lives, as well as helping unlock our brilliance and inner stillness through meditation - cultivating peace, calm and abundance. He has been teaching meditation for many years now and has inspired thousands of people all over the world.   Connect with Tom Cronin: See for privacy information.
42:24 9/21/20
A holistic approach to hormone health with Nat Kringoudis
In today’s episode I interview the natural fertility expert, also known as The Hormone Revolutionist, Nat Kringoudis. Nat is a bestselling author, acupuncturist, herbalist, speaker and writer. As well has running her own podcast, The Wellness Collective, Nat is also a mother of two. Nat is an absolute wealth of knowledge and her energy, wisdom and expertise are contagious. As a professional, Nat's main focus is on women's health and making hormones happy. Her approach is to use integrative health to treat the main cause and not just the symptoms, making it truly a holistic approach to hormone health. Nat is a true believer that happy hormones are created with what we do each and every day. Our lifestyle has a massive impact on our hormones and Nat empowers women - to help them make the right choices, and employ the right lifestyle; to encourage good hormone health.   Connect with Nat Kringoudis: The Wellness Collective Podcast with Nat Kringoudis & Cecelia Ramsdale Nat Kringoudis on Instagram  See for privacy information.
55:52 8/24/20
Why a healthy nervous system is vital for our overall wellbeing
Andi Lew is a leading wellness expert, presenter and best selling author.  She has written seven books on health & wellness and has been a regular on major Australian and American TV shows, such as Today, Mornings, 60 Minutes, NY Live just to name a few.  In 2009 Andi won an award by the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia for her dedication to the profession in public education. To this date, nobody that is not a chiropractor has won this award.  Andi has qualifications as a Certified Food, Lifestyle and Wellness Coach and qualified Chiropractic Assistant and we are inviting her on the show today to talk about what she knows best: The Central Nervous System and it’s key role in helping us to remain truly well,  & how having a healthy nervous system is vital for our overall wellbeing & longevity.   Connect with Andi: See for privacy information.
53:43 8/2/20
Pete Evans - An exclusive insight
In today’s episode I get to chat to the one & only Pete Evans, a celebrity chef, an author, a documentary producer, a father to two teen girls & husband to Nicola. Pete is not only known in Australia and across the globe as a celebrity chef from My Kitchen Rules and The Paleo Way. Pete is also well recognised for the beautiful and often controversial voice that he gives to alternative ways of living, being & doing. As many of us know, Pete frequently hits the headlines and is labeled a conspiracist by most media outlets, who incessantly try to dispute his comments as he continually pushes the envelope by challenging the status quo through questioning the narrative of mainstream thinking. I absolutely love Pete's incredible tenacity and passion for sharing information to help people see more broadly, think more openly and question absolutely everything! Like many of you, I first became aware of Pete from My Kitchen Rules and it became very obvious that Pete's passion for the Paleo Way and his desire to empower people to take their health into their own hands was something he was completely evangelistic about. Raising topics like self care, self education, self governance and encouraging people to try something different to “see how it felt for them and their bodies” was refreshing and exactly the guidance that many people were searching for. With so many topics that are hot right now and that Pete Evans is passionate about, there are obviously a multitude of different directions I could take this interview in, however, today I want to understand more about Pete Evans.   Links: See for privacy information.
65:54 6/10/20
Creating healthy spaces
It this episode I talk to Bronwyn Bennett who is a qualified Building Biologist, which means she can identify and address hazards (both hidden and obvious) within a building. Such hazards could be affecting your health and the health of your family including reoccurring colds & flu, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, allergies, skin conditions, behavioural issues, infertility, poor memory, depression - these are all symptoms that may indicate that your home or work place is making you sick. Eliminating or minimizing all sources of toxins in the home or workplace means healthy, happy people who can strive to reach their full potential, and don't we all want that! For more information about Bronwyn Bennett and her amazing work you can get in touch on the following links: for privacy information.
45:47 5/20/20
Talking all things nutrition with Steph Lowe
Today I speak to one of the creators of The Natural Nutritionist, Steph Lowe. Steph aspires to spread a positive message on the benefits of eating real foods. In addition to her mentoring programs offered by The Natural Nutritionist, Steph is the creator and host of The Reel Food Reel Podcast which discusses all things health and food.Steph's mentorship programs extend beyond the basics of real food and weight loss as she specialises in gut health, preconception, pregnancy, and becoming fat adapted. As a sports nutritionist, author, and triathlete herself, Steph knows how important it is to have a healthy and balanced diet.Follow Steph across her website, socials and podcast below:The Natural Nutritionist WebsiteThe Natural Nutritionist on InstagramThe Reel Food Reel PodcastSee for privacy information.
42:21 4/12/20
The importance of sleep
In this episode I talk all things sleep, with sleep specialist Dr. David Cunnington. Dr. Cunnington studied in both Australia and in the USA at Harvard Medical School, allowing him to have international qualifications in sleep medicine. He is an expert commentator for a variety of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Cunnington strives to educate the public on the importance of sleep health through research and advocacy. Rather than resorting to medication, Dr. Cunnington treats his patients through behavioural and psychological treatments. David is the co-director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, he also has writes regular blogs for the The Sleep Hub & has his own podcast called Sleep Talk. I'm curious to understand how one of my favourite past times can lead to better health & longevity. You can reach out to Dr. Cunnington via his website and socials below: for privacy information.
62:39 3/24/20
The power of the breath
In this episode I talk to Dean Gladstone, who is well known for his work as a lifeguard after featuring on Bondi Rescue for many years. Dean is Personal Trainer, Wim Hof instructor, Yoga Teacher, Holistic Health Coach and a Bondi Lifeguard. We talk about the importance of the breath and the impacts of effective breathing to one's wellness and longevity. For more information about Dean and to follow his socials: https://www.deanogladstone.com for privacy information.
41:14 3/1/20
Relationships & the impact on your health & happiness
In this episode I interview the life change master Dr Nima Rahmany whom spent 18 years practicing as a chiropractor, aligning peoples bodies, adjusting subluxations and balancing out nervous systems. Through his observations Dr Nima realised that in many cases, the pains and ailments people were harbouring in their physical bodies, were a direct result of some level of mental or emotional, stress, trauma, or blockage. Dr Nima created both The Overview Experience and Trigger Proof programs to help people breakthrough their trauma, overcome depression and anxiety, and start living the life of their dreams with authenticity, passion & purpose! To discover more about Dr Nima Rahmany aka “The Stress Doctor” you can check out his website and socials below: for privacy information.
47:41 2/9/20
Anti-aging, is there really such a thing
In this episode I talk to Max Thomas and we discuss the importance hormones play in our bodies, and how they change as we get older. Whilst our hormones naturally deplete, it is possible to enhance our hormones to individual optimal levels through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or HRT - this practice is now commonly referred to as regenerative medicine. We can intervene in our natural ageing process and reduce the impact on the mind and body.See for privacy information.
39:10 1/19/20
Prevention is better than cure
We welcome in 2020 with guest David Burns who is a dear friend and colleague. David lost both his parents to cancer and as a result he now takes on new daily routines in addition to other nutritional and exercise regimes. We discuss the BRCA1 gene which was discovered in David’s family and how important early detection is to prevention.See for privacy information.
29:48 1/5/20
Love, sex & the key to lasting relationships
In our final episode for 2019 we spice it up with the hot topic of sex with sexologist Lauren White. We discuss what happens to our nervous system when we experience sex and how it impacts our body as a whole. Lauren shares her thoughts about relationships and how they should grow as we grow older. In her work, Lauren specialises in sex therapy for women, so we explore how sex can help you live a more fulfilling, happier, healthier & potentially longer life. Lauren is based in Brisbane, however she still connects with people through online sessions. To find out more and to read through Lauren’s material, head to her website or connect via Instagram. for privacy information.
45:51 12/22/19
Heal thy self, it's totally possible
In this episode I talk to the incredibly brave Dom Tripodi - a father of 3 who has healed himself naturally of a GBM grade 4 brain tumour. Through the tremendous support of his wife Michelle, Dom defied the odds and directive of medical professionals to heal himself through simple changes to his diet and lifestyle. For more coverage on Dom's amazing story and to follow Dom:  See for privacy information.
22:46 12/8/19
Fasting: The Healer Within
In this episode I chat to the delightful brothers Saxon & Sinclair Fischer-Gray who embarked upon a 20 day water & 20 day juice fast. They captured their journey for their soon-to-be released documentary titled: Fasting - The Healer Within. We discuss various forms of fasting, with a deep insight into the reasons that led Saxon & Sinclair to discover water fasting and the benefits and challenges it brings to the human body. To see more of what Saxon & Sinclair are up to you can head to the website and socials below: for privacy information.
42:00 11/24/19