Decolonise Your Diet Podcast Series

“Decolonise Your Diet” a 10 part Docuseries by mother and son team Kaiyu and Tiga Bayles Jnr

This 10 part series is dedicated to my father Tiga Bayles. Thank you for giving us the tools we need to take back control of our lives, starting with our own backyard. Wat a legend, just an honour to keep this going after we spoke about it while you were here. The old fulla is still keeping the fire burning strong 💪🏽

In the series we look at what the country looked like at the time of invasion, the changes to land, animals, health and wellbeing, the many benefits of eating bush food, the problems with the current guidelines and model of health, solutions and recommendations to help turn things around. Mother and son team Kaiyu Bayles and Tiga Bayles Jnr caught up with those leading the way in the push to return to traditional approaches to wellbeing. An idea of Kaiyu’s late father Tiga Bayles Snr, a special piece of work!

Tune in live 6pm EST Wednesday’s on 98.9FM:

Episode 1: “The Oldest, Most Nutritious Food on Earth” – interview with John Newton about his book “The Oldest Foods on Earth. Broadcasts: 27/6/18

Episode 2: Kaiyu Bayles interviews Bill Gammage, author of the book “The Biggest Estate On Earth, How Aboriginal People Made Australia”.  Broadcasts: 4/7/18

Episode 3 “Agriculture or Accident” – yarn with uncle Bruce Pasco, author of “Dark Emu, Agriculture Or Accident?” Broadcasts:11/7/18

Episode 4 “A National Snapshot of the health and wellbeing of First Nation People” – Professor Gregory Phillips. Broadcasts: 18/7/18

Episode 5 “Amazing Results Using Bushfoods” – We catch up with aunty Thelma ‘Bubsy’ Lander, who says trading a diet of western junk food and alcohol for the traditional Aboriginal cuisine of kangaroo tail and emu meat has helped her to lose 48 kilograms. Broadcasts: 25/7/18

Episode 6 “Traditional Approaches To Health” –  Interview with Clint Bussy –  We discuss Historical Diet transition/ Health transition, Food security and health benefits of traditional foods.  Broadcasts: 1/8/18

Episode 7 “That Sugar Film” – Interview with filmmaker Damon Gameau, Award winning Documentary Filmmaker. Broadcasts: 8/8/18

Episode 8 “The Results Are In” – Professor Kerrin O’Dae  In just seven weeks eating bushtucker, mob who returned to the bush from the city lost weight and all their health markers (insulin resistance, blood pressure, cholesterol levels) normalized.  Broadcasts: 15/8/18

Episode 9 “Question & Answers with Documentary makers Kaiyu Bayles and her son Tiga Bayles Jnr”.  Broadcasts: 22/8/18

Episode 10 “A Bushtucker Health Revolution” – Interview with Mike and Gayle Quarmby.  Mike and Gail planted over 500,000 bushfood plants on Aboriginal communities. Broadcasts: 29/8/18


Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

98.9FM interview with Kaiyu Bayles about the series

A little about page admin Kaiyu Moura (Bayles)

Now living in QLD raising her children on their traditional country, gathering food, learning the old art of building shelters, dance and the local language. For the past 20 years with her late Grandmother Maureen Watson and a dance group with 6 of her sisters Kaiyu travelled schools, festivals, events etc sharing the beauty of First Nations Culture through song and dance, stories, art, theatre, nursery rhymes, poetry etc and engaging all ages in different projects that inspire positive change. Also a poet, documentary maker, songwriter, artist, event organiser, media consultant, testing the waters of micro social enterprise by starting her own tshirt and sublimation printing business and with her own label, Kaiyu creates what she calls Freedom Threads.

After building their own home on Tribal Sovereign land, Kaiyu is now homeschooling and teaching the kids about making our own tinctures, learning about bushtucker and mushrooms, growing food, building with aircrete, setting up wind turbines, composting toilets and ram water pumps... Really learning what it truly means to thrive. This is our Group where we share alot of what we do

Kaiyu and the Tribe
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