The Food Medic
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Welcome to The Food Medic podcast hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online. For more information you can find Hazel at www.thefoodmedic.co.uk or on social media instagram, twitter, and facebook @TheFoodMedic. The Food Medic for Life books is out now which is available online on amazon and in most good book stores.
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel, our mini episodes that drop each week. Our listener question this week is: “Do you have any advice for strength training through long periods of illness? I love strength training and I am a student and get one cold after another. I am worried that if I don’t keep it up I will lose all my progress.” To learn more about immunity and exercise, head over to www.thefoodmedic.co.uk for further reading. Please note : This podcast should not be taken as medical advice or replace that of your usual medical practitioner.
In this episode we are joined by Caroline Criado Perez - a best-selling and award-winning writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. Her #1 Sunday Times best-selling second book, INVISIBLE WOMEN: Exposing DataBias in a World Designed for Men, published in 2019, has been translated into 30 languages and is the winner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize, the 2019 Books Are My Bag Reader’s Choice Award, and the 2019 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. This episode covers: When Caroline became a feminist What inspired her to write invisible women Why cars are less safe for women How medical research and healthcare is based towards men Male bias in PPE design (and nobody cares!!) Progress for women and girls If you loved it you know what to do - leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you know will love it too.
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel, our mini episodes that drop each week. Our listener question this week is “I am wondering if the keto/ LCHF diet really is for everyone, or if there are some people to whom it may do more damage than good, increasing their cholesterol or even causing non-fatty liver syndrome?" Please note : this podcast should not be taken as medical advice or replace that of your usual medical practitioner.
Our guest today is Layne Norton - a self-proclaimed nerd who lifts heavy things, he has a BS in Biochemistry with honors and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences with honors. Since moving away from online coaching, Layne has focused on writing books (Fat Loss Forever, The Complete Contest Prep Guide, The Complete Reverse Dieting Guide), developing Carbon Diet Coach, a nutritional coaching app, and creating certification courses offered through the Clean Health Institute This episode covers: Low carb diets & weight loss Insulin resistance and carbohydrates Continuous glucose monitors - necessary? “Sugar causes inflammation” Oat milk and blood sugar Seed oils and plant-based m*lks Artificial sweeteners and the microbiome If you loved it you know what to do - leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you know will love it too.
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel, our mini episodes that drop each week. Our listener question this week is : “I would love to hear your thoughts on the mirena coil as contraception and whether I experience the same hormonal highs and lows as a women having normal periods?” I hope you found that helpful - perhaps send it to someone you know it might help also. If you are thinking about stopping or changing your form of contraception, make sure to book in a call with your GP to discuss it first. Ps. make sure to go back to episode 5 of season 9 to listen to our podcast all about contraception with the lowdown team.
In this episode we discuss how diet plays a role in our mood - and which foods or food groups have been linked to positive and negative impacts on our mental health. Our guest today is Felice Jacka - a Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry, Co-Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research. She has written two books including Brain changer & the very popular children’s book “There’s a Zoo in my Poo”. This episode covers:*what is nutritional psychiatry? *The role diet plays in our mental health. *The SMILE’s trial *foods that support our mental health - & those that don’t *The gut-brain axis *The role of supplements Please note: if you are struggling with your mental health you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel, our mini episodes that drop each week. Our listener question this week is “Conflicting advice - There is evidence if we eat in an 8 hour window, this helps gut health. There is also evidence that it is important to eat before a workout - how do you manage these two together?” To learn more about the pros and cons of fasting, head over to www.thefoodmedic.co.uk for further reading.
In this episode, Dr Hazel is joined by Ben Coomber - a multi-award-winning Coach, Speaker, and Author of “How to live an Awesome Life”. For 10 years Ben ran a #1 rated podcast called ’Ben Coomber Radio’ with over 20 million downloads, is the Founder & CEO of The BTN Academy - a Nutrition Education Company, and Awesome Supplements - a multi- award-winning plant-based supplement company. This episode covers: - Ben’s personal journey with health and fitness - Why he wrote “How to live an awesome life” - The 11 step Awesome life formula*How to identify your core values - The power of writing your own obituary - Making daily movement manageble - Sleep for parents of young kids - What to do when you’re not feeling inspired If you loved it you know what to do - leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you know will love it too.
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel, our mini episodes that drop each week. Our listener question this week is “Recently I have seen a lot of people post on social media about L Glutamine, saying it has helped bloating and stomach cramps, as well as helping exercise recovery. Are these claims true? If it is beneficial, how much should we be taking and how often?” To find out more about L-Glutamine and gut health, head over to our educational hub www.thefoodmedic.co.uk for further reading.
On this episode, Dr Hazel is joined by Grace Beverley, founder and CEO of sustainably-made activewear brand TALA and fitness tech brand Shreddy. Grace's debut book 'Working Hard, Hardly Working' was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and she also hosts her own podcast of the same name. -Grace's journey from influencer to the CEO of two incredibly successful companies. -The moment it all changed for Grace -Her inspiration behind ‘Working Hard, Hardly Working' -The productivity method -Prioritising with quick ticks, tasks and projects If you loved it you know what to do - leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you know will love it too.
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel. Our listener question this week is “As a first time mum with a 7 week old, it is time to re-establish healthy habits. I am struggling to re-establish healthy habits around a busy and not so flexible schedule.” To find out more, check out The Female Factor book, available online and from all good book stores.
This week on The Food Medic podcast we are joined by Alice Pelton and Dr Fran, from The Lowdown - the UK's leading contraception review and subscriptions platform. This episode covers: The story behind The Lowdown What are your options? Different forms of contraception Pill-bashing and fear mongering online Does hormonal contraception affect fertility? How long is too long to be on the pill? Advice for those considering stopping or changing their form of contraception Natural family planning and fertility awareness methods A new form of male contraception? If you loved it you know what to do - leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you know will love it too.
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel. Our listener question this week is: “I am vegetarian. Soy is a good source of protein that I consume regularly. I have heard soy may cause a hormonal issue, I have also heard this is not true? Should we limit the amount of soy we consume in a week?” This comes up a lot - hit play to find out what Dr Hazel has to say about soya. Go back and listen to season 5 episode 8 “Overheard on Social Media: Nutrition Edition” where this is covered in more detail. If you would like to submit a question to the podcast please send your voice recorded question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back for the third time, Adrienne Herbert shares her top tips when it comes to communicating effectively, drawing from her experience as a podcast host and international keynote speaker working with brands such as Microsoft, Apple and Google. Adrienne is the epitome of a digital entrepreneur, former Director of Innovation at the UK’s leading fitness app Fiit, and has recently joined Jaguar Land Rover as an advisor on their Future council. Check out Adrienne over on her instagram @adrienne_ldn This episode covers: What makes a great communicator How to pitch great ideas in a clear and effective way “It’s not what you say, but how you say it” Communicating during conflict and difficult conversations Tips for making a great first impression when networking Communicating better in personal relationships How to connect and make an impact during online presentations If you loved it you know what to do - leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you know will love it too.
Welcome back to Ask Dr Hazel. Our listener question this week is: “I have heard it is very important to fuel our bodies after workouts to aid with recovery. Does the timeframe in which we refuel matter? Is it right away or within an hour? How much of a role does this time frame play in recovery?” To find out more about post-workout nutrition check out these previous episodes: S7 E7 : Eating to thrive not survive in training with Liam HolmesS8 E10 Ask Dr Hazel: What to eat after an evening workout?S8 E4 Ask Dr Hazel: What to eat after a morning workout. If you would like to submit a question to the podcast please send your voice recorded question to email@example.com
This episode explores the role of nutrition and lifestyle in managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Dr Hazel is joined by Dr Claire Pettitt, a dietitian working in both private practice and in academia, with a special interest in women’s health nutrition - especially PCOS and fertility. Find her on Instagram @Cp_nutritionrd In this episode: What is PCOS and how is it diagnosed? Different types of PCOS Insulin resistance and its role in PCOS Weight management and PCOS Low-carb diets and PCOS The most effective dietary strategies for PCOS Key supplements for PCOS Enjoyed this episode? Please do rate & review this podcast. And why not send it to someone you think will love it too?
Welcome to Ask Dr Hazel, mini episodes that drop each week between our main epsiodes. This weeks listener question is: “I am really into Cross Fit but I can’t control my cycle around competitions and intense workouts. What would you recommend if a competition falls in my luteal phase of my cycle?” Find our more about training around your cycle in Dr Hazel’s book ‘The Female Factor’ : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Female-Factor-Making-womens-health/dp/1529382866 If you would like to submit a question to the podcast please send your voice recorded question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week I'm joined by David Birtwistle, a renowned online fitness and nutrition coach. He’s the founder and head coach of the personal online coaching company Endeavour Life, helping to integrate sustainable healthy habits into busy lives. And for those who don't know, he's also my boyfriend. David completed his undergraduate in Strength & Conditioning Science at London’s St Mary’s University and since then has been working in the industry for over a decade, as an in-person coach and subsequently moving online to create his 6-figure online coaching company. Find more about David on Instagram @David.Birtwistle & check out his resources and coaching services at: https://linktr.ee/david.birtwistleIn this episode: New Year resolutions and common mistakes when goal setting What David has learned from coaching clients for over 10 years Healthy behaviours to prioritise when short on time Overrated health trends and products Advice for people joining the gym (or returning) in January The importance of rest days Overcoming the challenges of personal training online If you enjoyed this episode, you know what to do – please leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you think will love it too.
Welcome to Ask Dr Hazel, mini episodes that drop each week between our main epsiodes. This week's question is: “What should I eat before and during exams? I am sitting a 6 hour exam in a couple of months. There is a one hour break in the middle of the exam. We are not allowed allowed to have any food or drink during the exam, besides water. We can only eat before the exam and at the break. Do you have any tips for breakfast, and at the break?” If you would like to submit a question to the podcast please send your voice recorded question to email@example.com.
The Food Medic is back with season 9! I'm joined by Nawal Mustafa, a cognitive neuroscientist and a psychological health educator who goes by the name @thebraincoach on social media. Nawal's interests focus on understand the relationship between human behaviour, cognition and brain function and she's currently a PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Windsor, Canada. In this episode: Self-sabotage: why we do it and breaking the cycle Why we procrastinate and how to stop it Endless to-do lists and productivity guilt Gaining confidence and avoiding imposter syndrome Research-backed ways of improving productivity This season, the ‘Ask Dr Hazel’ bonus episodes continue. If you’d like to submit a question on anything related to health, fitness, nutrition or women's health, please send your voice recorded question to info @thefoodmedic.co.uk.
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