Ep. 17 - Beyond the Spotlight: Leading a Nourishing Life with Emma Forbes



Episode 17.

Emma Forbes is a radio and television presenter, with a career spanning several decades. Forbes became a familiar face in the UK during her appearance as the host of Live & Kicking, and What’s Up, Doc? on BBC One. Emma continues to be a respected figure in the world of British broadcasting, leaving an unforgettable mark on the industry.

In this episode, Nicole invites Emma onto the show to discuss life after the limelight, how life and social media has changed since her broadcasting days, her experience with suffering with anxiety, and what she does to live a life on her terms.

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Episode Timestamps


The beginning of Emma’s career and how times have changed


Social media and why perfection doesn’t exist


Enjoying full fat foods without the guilt and no ‘skinny’ alternatives 


The reasoning behind leaving the UK for America


Being exposed to fresh cooking from a young age


Dealing with travel anxiety, menopause and coping mechanisms


Emma’s Rant and Rave Series and why it was so important for her during Covid


Staying away from Dr. Google and not following restrictive eating habits


Using baking and cooking as an outlet for anxiety 


Following the Blue Zones solution


Emma’s self care non-negotiables

“If I’m going to have something, I’ll have it and really enjoy it. Life is too short. You can live the 80:20 rule, but you can not be 100% perfect. It would be so boring!”


Essential learnings from this episode…

The impact social media has on our lives in today’s society

Following what works for YOU and not what other people are doing

Emma’s coping mechanisms for anxiety

Why everyone should be actively making time for self care

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Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.