The Functional Health Podcast
#55 Mark Hollingsworth - How to improve emotional and stress resilience

#55 Mark Hollingsworth - How to improve emotional and stress resilience

January 10, 2022

Mark Hollingsworth is the CEO of the Nutrition Society, a scientific learned society, based in London, United Kingdom, a position he has held since 2014. I met Mark in 2017 when I was fortunate enough to work for the Nutrition Society and we have stayed in touch ever since. 

In this fascinating episode we discuss:

- Dealing with stress during military service

- Strategies to handle emotionally testing situations

- Resilience in a leadership position during COVID-19

- Coping with the death of loved ones

- and much, much more

A graduate of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell, Mark began his career by serving for 16 years in a variety of roles as a military officer in the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, serving in Belize, Germany, Canada and the UK. Upon leaving the Royal Air Force Hollingsworth then developed extensive leadership experience in the non-profit sector, serving as a Director, Vice-President, Executive Director and Board Chair in Canada. This was followed by a two- year period as a visiting lecturer on Leadership at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, during which time he published two books on the basic skills of leadership. He returned to the United Kingdom in 2014 to take up his role as CEO of the Nutrition Society. 

He was awarded CEO of The Year for life sciences in 2018 by CEO Today Magazine, the Global 100 CEO of the Year for Life Sciences in 2019, and has been named in 2021 as one of the Top 20 Most Dynamic CEOs in the United Kingdom by CEO Publications.

 

Links

https://www.nutritionsociety.org/

https://markhollingsworth.org/

https://www.instagram.com/nsociety_ceo/ 

Age Is Just A Number

The Power Of Now

#54 Dr Jenna Macciochi - How to build a resilient immune system

#54 Dr Jenna Macciochi - How to build a resilient immune system

December 21, 2021

Dr Jenna Macciochi is an immunologist, author and is on a mission to unravel the science around the immune system and help people decode exactly what it takes to be well in the modern-day.

In this episode we discuss the topic of immune resilience. Not just how we stop getting ill but how we can bounce back from illness.

In this fascinating discussion we touch upon:

  • Exercise, fitness in relation to immunity

  • How vegetables, fruit and polyphenol intake affects immunity

  • Vitamins and minerals and the immune system

  • Supplements

  • And much, much more

Jenna has over 20 years’ experience researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on the immune system and her curiosity about the human body in health and disease has driven her research, deepening her understanding of how what we eat and how we live affects out health and wellbeing.

IG @dr_jenna_macciochi

Twitter @drjmacc

University of Sussex https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p404979-jenna-macciochi

website www.drjennamacciochi.com

1-2-1 work www.healthpath.com/practitioners/

1st Book https://smarturl.it/immunitybook

2nd book which is out Feb 24th next year: https://amzn.to/3cyx3ae

#53 Emma Beswick - Are genetics linked to our stress response, the effect of alcohol and nutrition on anxiety & much more

#53 Emma Beswick - Are genetics linked to our stress response, the effect of alcohol and nutrition on anxiety & much more

December 6, 2021

Emma Beswick is a Nutritional Therapist and nutrigenomics specialist. She is the founder and CEO of Lifecode Gx®, the UK’s leading nutrigenomics testing, research and training company. Emma lectures widely on the subject of nutrigenomics and is well respected for her knowledge and ability to present complex aspects of nutrigenomics in an accessible and clinical relevant way. 

I found this conversation hugely interesting which highlights our bio-individuality and how our lifestyle and diet can have enormous effects on our stress responses and overall health. 

In this fascinating conversation, we cover: 

-  How stress is related to our genetics

-  How our diet and alcohol can influence our stress levels

-  What vitamins and minerals support our stress response

-  Our personal stories and realisations

and much much more. 

 

 

 

 

 

#52 Dr Sarah Berry - The ground-breaking science of personalised nutrition and how your body responds to food

#52 Dr Sarah Berry - The ground-breaking science of personalised nutrition and how your body responds to food

November 22, 2021

Dr Sarah Berry is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at King's College London and her research interests relate to the influence of dietary components on markers of cardiovascular disease risk, with a particular focus on:

- Precision nutrition
- Postprandial metabolism
- Food and fat structure

Since commencing her research career at King’s in 2000, she has been the academic leader for more than 30 human nutrition studies in cardio-metabolic health.

Sarah has been working on the PREDICT studies which look at how our microbiome can influence our responses to certain foods and how we can personalise nutrition to improve our health. 

Podcast with Yael Joffe on Nutrigenomics
https://functionalhealth.podbean.com/e/50-dr-yael-joffe-nutrigenomics-the-relationship-between-nutrition-and-genetics/

Podcast with The Mac Twin
https://functionalhealth.podbean.com/e/35-the-mac-twins-gut-stuff-how-to-improve-your-gut-health-why-gut-health-is-linked-with-whole-body-health-and-what-you-can-do-to-improve-yours/

ZOE
https://joinzoe.com/

PREDICT 1 Study
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32528...

Dietary Inflammation
https://joinzoe.com/whitepapers/dieta...
https://academic.oup.com/cdn/article/...

Glucose Dips
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33846...
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10444...

#51 Dr Eric Zielinski - Essential oils for chronic disease

#51 Dr Eric Zielinski - Essential oils for chronic disease

November 8, 2021
Dr Eric Zielinski is the author of the national bestseller The Healing Power of Essential Oils and The Essential Oils Apothecary. Trained as an aromatherapist, public health researcher, and chiropractor, Dr. Z started NaturalLivingFamily.com in 2014 with his wife to help people learn how to use natural remedies like essential oils safely and effectively. Now visited by more than three million natural health seekers every year, NaturalLivingFamily.com has rapidly become the number one online source for biblical health and non-branded essential oils education. 
 
 In this fascinating episode we discuss: 
- The science behind essential oils 
- Essential oils for stress and anxiety 
- Essential oils for chronic diseases such as Diabetes and Alzheimer's 
- How to use essential oils to improve health and quality of life
- Much much more
 

The Essential Oils Apothecary Book

 
#50 Dr Yael Joffe- Nutrigenomics: The relationship between nutrition and genetics

#50 Dr Yael Joffe- Nutrigenomics: The relationship between nutrition and genetics

October 18, 2021

Yael is at the forefront of nutrigenomic education and has helped develop and supervise nutrigenomics courses around the world. She is currently an Adjunct Professor, teaching Nutrigenomics at Rutgers University and MUIH.

In the rapidly-evolving discipline of nutrigenomics, Yael is globally acknowledged as a leading  expert in the field. She is a highly sought-after speaker, has co-authored two books, ‘It’s Not  Just Your Genes’ and ‘Genes To Plate’, and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed  scientific journals. Yael is also a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and is involved in advancing the understanding and integration of Functional Nutrition in South Africa. 

She is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of https://www.3x4genetics.com/ 

In this episode we cover: 
- What genes can tell us about our health 
- Pros and Cons of DNA diets
- How our genes can affect our carbohydrate and fat tolerance!
- The greatest predictors of disease risk 
- What to look for in a genetic test 
- and much more.

http://dryaeljoffe.com/

 

#49 Dr Joseph Antoun - Fasting for longevity and healthspan

#49 Dr Joseph Antoun - Fasting for longevity and healthspan

October 4, 2021

Dr Joseph Antoun always knew he wanted to help others through medicine, which is why he trained to be a physician. Eventually, he figured out that medicine was actually sick care, treating patients after their health had already declined.

In this podcast, we discuss:
- the different types of fasting
- the benefits of fasting and time-restricted eating
- fasting to support chronic diseases
- the fasting-mimicking diet
- and much much more

Joseph is CEO & Chairman of the Board of L-Nutra and Member of the Forbes Business Development Council. He's the former CEO of Health Systems Reform, a boutique consultancy aimed at improving public health by reforming health systems, management, and delivery. Prior to that, he was Director of Health Policy at the University of Chicago, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Health Systems and Reform and head of Business Development for Eli Lilly & Co.

Scientific Papers
FMD and MS
FMD and pancreatic regeneration
FMD and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD)

Notes
https://l-nutra.com/
https://www.valterlongo.com/

The Longevity Diet

 

#48 Antony Haynes - How to improve hormonal and neurological resilience

#48 Antony Haynes - How to improve hormonal and neurological resilience

June 14, 2021

Antony has been in private practice for over 28 years and is one of the most experienced
Registered Nutritional Therapists in the country. He is one of the first practitioners to
implement the principles of Functional Medicine in the UK, since 1992.

Antony has seen over 18.000 clients and has learned much from the experiences. Each person
is unique and has taught Antony that principles are what count not protocols. 

I first became aware of Antony through his work at Clinical Education and met him at an IHCAN event in 2017. I was delighted that we could catch up on this recording. 

In this conversation, we discuss:

- How our hormones affect our mental state

- The link between neurotransmitters and anxiety

- How to curb inflammation 

- Targeted interventions to improve resilience

https://www.clinicaleducation.org/

https://www.nutri-link.co.uk/

https://www.juliarosscures.com/mood-cure/ 

 

 

#47 Dr Leke Asong - Implementing a holistic, functional approach to healthcare as an NHS GP

#47 Dr Leke Asong - Implementing a holistic, functional approach to healthcare as an NHS GP

May 26, 2021

Dr Leke Asong is a classically trained medical doctor, GP and functional medicine practitioner.

Having gone through his own health problems and gut condition, he became interested in the field of functional medicine. Through his formal training and additional study, he finally managed to heal his gut and eliminate his chronic symptoms.

He is now known as The Gut Health Medic and aims to heal patients through a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Books: https://guthealthmedic.co.uk/books 

 

 

#46 Dr Nilesh Satguru - How to cultivate joy, happiness and compassion. Shift your mindset and believe in growth.

#46 Dr Nilesh Satguru - How to cultivate joy, happiness and compassion. Shift your mindset and believe in growth.

May 10, 2021

Nilesh is a wonderfully warm individual and is a certified high-performance coach, speaker and medical doctor. He works as a director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and sits on the national sleep steering committee. His mission is to inspire a community to “Believe In Growth”. Through his work, he aims to spread a message of compassion, openness, challenge and growth.  

I have no doubt that there will be something in this podcast that you will resonate with. We share some of our own personal stories and battles throughout this conversation and Nilesh has a brilliant outlook on the world and how to tackle the many challenges that life throws at us. 

 

Do connect with him on the links below:

https://www.drsatguru.com/about

https://www.instagram.com/drsatguru/

 

Notes: 

Book - The Lion Inside

 

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