The Davinia Taylor Podcast- Hack Your Health
The Davinia Taylor Podcast- Hack Your Health
About The Davinia Taylor Podcast- Hack Your Health
Hi, I’m Davinia Taylor and this is my new podcast ‘Hack Your Health’, a show that will educate and empower you to lead a healthier and happier life. 14 years ago I couldn't stop drinking wine, the doctors put me on antidepressants, I couldn’t control my weight, I kept yo-yo dieting and eating fast food, bread, pasta, ANYTHING to give me comfort. Today, at 45 I’m running marathons and in the best shape of my life. So what changed? One simple fact, everything i thought i knew about health was wrong and if I was mis-informed, then I bet most of you are too. Join me as I talk to some of the worlds biggest experts in health and bio-hacking including; Tim Spector, Gary Brecka, Dr Barbara Sturm, Dr Cate Shanahan, Dave Asprey, Dr Tamsin Lewis, Pippa Campbell, Dr Ken Berry and the Glucose Goddess. Now…let’s go hack your health. @daviniataylor @undergroundfanclub Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dave Asprey is a pioneer of the biohacking movement, elevating human performance through scientific research combined with ancient healing traditions. He has educated and changed millions of peoples lives, through his podcast- ‘The Human Upgrade’ and his 4 New York Times Bestselling Science books. In this episode we discuss his new book “Smarter Not Harder: A Guide to Reclaiming and Optimising Your Health” (an absolute must read!) He exposes the surprising secrets of our body’s operating system, or its “MeatOS, a system that is naturally designed to be lazy. Dave tells us how to hack the MeatOS and make it do what we want it to do, turning it from obstacle, to ally. The key to achieving optimum wellness, he reveals, isn’t about doing more, it’s about doing less—exercising and eating smarter, not harder, and making the body’s built in laziness work for you. Intrigued? Listen on! Davinia x Topics Dave’s ‘laziness’ principle from his new book- “Smarter Not Harder” Why are we ashamed of being lazy? What is your ‘MeatOS'? What is ‘energy’? What is ‘rapid on, rapid off response” and how can we benefit from it? Dave’s journey with weight loss. The problem with ‘calories in, calories out’ ethos. The five big categories that can help define your health goals, including more muscle, better cardiovascular function, more energy/fat loss, stress management, brain function. How to turn disorders such as ADHD, ODD, OCD into a superpower. Which foods exacerbate behavioural disorders? Matching meditation style to the brain. The importance of building a habit, but also recognising when the habit no longer benefits you. The reset process- teaching people how to ‘turn off’. Hard fast rules about sleep- www.sleepwithdave.com Order my book- It's Not a Diet Pre-order my new book- Hack Your Hormones Follow us on instagram @daviniataylor @dave.asprey Title music "This Feeling" Performed by Skinny Beats Written by Jessica Charlotte Vaughn, Andrew Dixon, Daniel Johnson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dr Cate Shanahan is an expert in fixing the underlying problems that cause metabolic damage and inflammation, leading to autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer and accelerated ageing processes. She is on a mission to educate people on the danger of seed oils, an ingredient that is so prominent in our diet. After discovering Dr Cate and her research a few years ago I cut out seed oils from my diet and saw a dramatic improvement to my health. Losing weight was so much easier, my biological age decreased, my mood increased and my addictive eating went. Trust me, this conversation will change your life. Davinia x Topics Different types of fat. How is food making us more sick? The hateful eight- Canola (rapeseed), corn, cottonseed, soy, sunflower, safflower, grapeseed, ricebran. The process of making seed oils The toxicity of seed oils. Where does the misinformation come from about seed oils? Why are seed oils in so many foods? The use of seed oils in pesticides and manufacturing. The damaging effects seed oils have on our body. The connection to seed oils and sun damage/ skin cancer and heart disease. What oils SHOULD we eat? The four pillars of the human diet. How to train your palette to like more foods. The importance of body fat. The misinformation from sports nutrition. Cate’s experience working with the LA Lakers on their nutrition. How do these inflammatory oils affect menopause? How Dr Cate grew in height after changing her diet. The most common products the hateful eight feature in. Order my book- It's Not a Diet Pre-order my new book- Hack Your Hormones Connect with us on instagram @daviniataylor @drcateshanahan Title music "This Feeling" Performed by Skinny Beats Written by Jessica Charlotte Vaughn, Andrew Dixon, Daniel Johnson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dr. Barbara Sturm is well known for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and is an absolute skin queen! Her experience as an aesthetics doctor has resulted in producing her own skincare range that provides hydration, nutrition and regeneration glow, with science at the core of its creation. She is on a mission to educate people about healthy skin and wellness, discussing everything from hair loss, skin pigmentation and acne to rosacea and why retinols should NOT be part of your skincare routine. Enjoy! Davinia x Topics What is inflammation and how do we control it? What elements contribute to an anti-inflammatory lifestyle? Hacks to de-stress (reducing inflammation) Barbara’s journey into creating her own skincare They key ingredients we need to see in our skincare What are telomeres and how do they affect premature ageing? The damaging effects of acid peels, retinols and glycolic acid. How what you put on your skin affects your immune system. Pigmentation. What is it and how do we get rid of it? How does the quality of diet reflect the quality of the skin? How to target hair loss and thinning. Skincare for teenagers. How to deal with severe acne. How to protect against UV and pollution. The future of the skincare industry. How to treat rosacea. Order my book- It's Not a Diet Pre-order my new book- Hack Your Hormones Follow us on instagram @daviniataylor @barbarasturm Title music "This Feeling" Performed by Skinny Beats Written by Jessica Charlotte Vaughn, Andrew Dixon, Daniel Johnson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Introducing you to Gary Brecka, what an incredible man! His experience as a mortality expert (predicting when someone will die TO THE MONTH!) has given him expert knowledge on how people can achieve peak performance in their own bodies. There are so many wow moments in this conversation, you’re going to love it. Enjoy! Davinia x Topics Gary’s experience as a mortality expert. The importance of managing oxygen in the body. What is methylation and why is it so important? How deficiencies lead to some of the most common ailments. Are we wrongly supplementing? How to test your methylation. How the MTHFR gene mutation can lead to symptoms of ADD and anxiety. The signs of having the COMT gene (hint, you can’t quieten your mind) The importance of raising serotonin for depression. Methylated supplements. Implications of low testosterone. The future of health. Gary’s hard rules when flying. The importance of breathwork (and how to do it) The importance of mastering your current emotional state. The power of a cold shower. The danger of dopamine deficiency. What does Gary eat in a day? What foods are energy thieves? The danger of seed oils in our diet. The importance of keeping a low Glycemic Index Thank you to our episode partner- @nuchido who “harness and translate science into products for maximum healthspan and optimal life experience” Get 20% off with code Davinia20 www.nuchido.com/davinia Order my book- It's Not a Diet Pre-order my new book- Hack Your Hormones Chat to us on instagram @daviniataylor @garybrecka Title music "This Feeling" Performed by Skinny Beats Written by Jessica Charlotte Vaughn, Andrew Dixon, Daniel Johnson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tim Spector OBE is my guest for this episode and wow, it’s such a fascinating listen. We discuss so many things including why ultra processed foods can trigger depression, how to supplement a vegan diet, the ingredients in Pringles that literally mean “once you pop, you can’t stop” and poo transfer for mood disorders, yes, really. Enjoy! Davinia x Topics The gut, what is it? The importance of good gut health The connection between the gut and the brain How diet can help mild symptoms of depression and anxiety The effectiveness of antidepressant drugs in relation to diet Poo transfers to change the gut microbiome. The importance of microbe exposure for newborn babies. How to support C-section born babies microbiome The connection between the gut microbiome and Attention Deficit Disorder Why are ultra-processed foods so addictive? What damage do ultra-processed foods do to our guts? Misleading information from food manufacturers and what to look out for. The argument for drinking dairy and non-dairy milks The pro’s and con’s of meat alternatives How to supplement a vegan diet The importance of a diverse diet The benefits of fasting (especially for people with IBS) The importance of fermented foods Thank you to our episode partner- @wildrefill “refillable, natural deodorant to your door”- use code DAVINIA to get 20% off your order at wearewild.com Order my book- It's Not a Diet Pre-order my new book- Hack Your Hormones Follow us on instagram @daviniataylor and @tim.spector Title music "This Feeling" Performed by Skinny Beats Written by Jessica Charlotte Vaughn, Andrew Dixon, Daniel Johnson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’re doing things a little differently for episode one, as my producer Charlie is interviewing me! I thought it would be a great opportunity to tell you more about my journey in the health and biohacking space and why I am so excited to make this series. I’m 45 now and in the best shape of my life, but that hasn’t always been the case. Eight years ago I was overweight, depressed and unmotivated. In desperation, I turned to biohacking to sort my brain out, which came with an unexpected bonus of losing three stone, beating brain fog and gaining tons of energy. Whatever your intentions or goals, I hope our conversation leaves you empowered and motivated to learn more and do more, so that you can lead a healthier and happier life. Episode Partner- https://www.omnos.me Use ‘Davinia10’ to receive 10% off your order. Order my book- It's Not a Diet Pre-order my new book- Hack Your Hormones Title music "This Feeling" Performed by Skinny Beats Written by Jessica Charlotte Vaughn, Andrew Dixon, Daniel Johnson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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