The Functional Health Podcast
#37 Dr Marilyn Glenville - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): symptoms, treatments and natural solutions

#37 Dr Marilyn Glenville - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): symptoms, treatments and natural solutions

January 18, 2021

A deep dive into the potential natural solutions for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, one of the UK’s leading nutritionists specialising in women’s health. 

PCOS is a common condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work. Although it is always advisable to seek the advice of a medical doctor and GP, for diagnostic tests, there are many natural interventions available that can help to manage symptoms and control the condition. 

In this episode, we outline how lifestyle, nutrition and supplementation can play a crucial role.

https://www.marilynglenville.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DrGlenvillePhD/
https://twitter.com/DrGlenville
https://www.instagram.com/dr.marilynglenville/

 

#36 Dr Saul Konviser - Does your dental health play a role in your overall health?

#36 Dr Saul Konviser - Does your dental health play a role in your overall health?

January 11, 2021

Introducing Dr Saul Konviser BDS MSc BSc! Saul is a lead general dentist at the Montagu Dental practice - we discuss dental health, how to it can affect your overall health and some practical tips on how to improve and maintain good oral health. We put a spotlight on sugar, jaw clenching, drinks, food and even the mental health effects of poor dental health plus much more.

In additional to Saul's interest in functional dentistry,  he has developed a special interest in the area of sports dentistry given his passion for sport himself. This allows him to work closely with both professional and amateur sportspeople, helping them understand the importance of oral health on their sporting performance and general health.

Something which has interested me for a long time is the link between dental health and chronic diseases. Therefore, the benefits of looking after your teeth and your oral health may not only be localised to your mouth but your entire body. 

https://www.montagudental.com/
https://www.instagram.com/drsaulkonviser/
https://drchatterjee.com/feel-better-in-5/

#35 The Mac Twins - Gut Stuff: How to improve your gut health, why gut health is linked to whole body health and what you can do to improve yours

#35 The Mac Twins - Gut Stuff: How to improve your gut health, why gut health is linked to whole body health and what you can do to improve yours

December 14, 2020

Welcoming the Mac Twins! The two DJs, Lisa and Alana Mac, are the founders of The Gut Stuff, helping to bring cutting-edge scientific information regarding gut health to the masses.  We discuss practical tips for good gut health and how to optimise wellbeing whilst living a modern-day hectic lifestyle. 

We touch upon the importance of the microbiome, what changes bacterial diversity, the tell-tale signs that your gut health isn't optimal and much much more. 

These two are absolute powerhouses - full of energy and charisma.

https://thegutstuff.com/
https://www.instagram.com/thegutstuff/
https://twitter.com/thegutstuff

 

#gut #guthealth #microbiome #microbiota #lifestyle #lifestylemedicine 

#34 Professor Robert Thomas - How to Live: the groundbreaking lifestyle guide to keep you healthy, fit and free of illness

#34 Professor Robert Thomas - How to Live: the groundbreaking lifestyle guide to keep you healthy, fit and free of illness

November 30, 2020

Did you know:

  • Sex more than 4 times a week lowers prostate cancer risk 
  •  3 cups of coffee a day lowers bowel cancer risk
  • Celery and beetroot can lower blood pressure
  • The natural chemicals in fruit and veg which help fight dementia and heart disease are called polyphenols
  • Low vitamin D  increases the risks from Covid-19
  • Mushrooms are good for gut health as they help feed healthy bacteria
  • House plants decrease stress and increase oxygen levels 
  • Peanuts and chickpeas can reduce cholesterol levels 

This podcast with Professor Robert Thomas focuses on his comprehensive lifestyle guide - How To Live.

In How to Live, Professor Robert Thomas, one of Britain’s leading oncologists and an expert in integrating nutritional and lifestyle strategies into cancer treatment, gives us effective, scientifically proven advice about everything from diet and exercise to sleep and skincare.

Rob demystifies cancer and other chronic diseases by explaining how they develop in our bodies, what we can do to mitigate against damage, and how simple changes to our diet and routine can prevent our biggest killers, from heart disease to diabetes.

http://www.cancernet.co.uk/

 

#33 Richie Bostock - Breathwork: how your breath can transform your health, performance and mindset

#33 Richie Bostock - Breathwork: how your breath can transform your health, performance and mindset

November 16, 2020

Richie is an awesome individual who has made his whole life about breathwork, showing how just using your breath can help change how you perform physically, mentally and emotionally. He has travelled around the world learning different forms of breathwork and speaks about them in a way which is extremely digestible and convincing. 

If you are new to breathwork, Richie breaks it down so you can apply it in your life, almost immediately. 

https://www.thebreathguy.com/
https://www.instagram.com/thebreathguy/
Book

 

#32 Professor Robert Thomas and Kristina Kis - Exercise and Cancer: benefits for both prevention and treatment

#32 Professor Robert Thomas and Kristina Kis - Exercise and Cancer: benefits for both prevention and treatment

November 3, 2020

This week we have TWO special guests - Professor Robert Thomas has come back on the podcast with Kristina Kis to talk about the relationship between exercise and cancer. 

We talk about the profound benefits of exercise for the prevention of cancer and how it can help support individuals pre, during and post-treatment - even helping to reduce the risk of reoccurrence! 

Best Seller - How To Live
cancernet.co.uk/lifestle.htm
20 lifestyle tips for cancer

Kristina Kis Pilates

 

Papers
A double-blind, randomised trial of a polyphenolic-rich nail bed balm for chemotherapy-induced onycholysis: the UK polybalm study

Exercise-induced biochemical changes and their potential influence on cancer: a scientific review

 

Articles

Is your saddle harming you? 

Sugar Intake and Cancer

#31 Seb Tucknott - Overcoming Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a patient’s perspective

#31 Seb Tucknott - Overcoming Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a patient’s perspective

June 22, 2020

Seb Tucknott is an IBD patient, founder of IBD Relief and is author of the book Tipping the Balance. I first met him at a culinary medicine event in London and I was amazed by his story.

In this episode, we talk about his personal battle with IBD and how he turned his life around.

https://www.ibdrelief.com/

https://www.instagram.com/ibdrelief/

https://www.facebook.com/IBDrelief

https://twitter.com/ibdrelief

Tipping the Balance Book

#30 Dr Rosy Daniel - Emotions, stress, mindset and healing: are they all connected?

#30 Dr Rosy Daniel - Emotions, stress, mindset and healing: are they all connected?

June 1, 2020

Dr Rosy Daniel trained as a General Practitioner in Bristol. The illness of a close friend that was strongly influenced by the friend’s emotional state led to her interest in the mind-body connection. In 1985 she joined the Bristol Cancer Help Centre where she studied complementary medicine and psychological and self-help approaches. Moved by the phenomenal self-healing journeys she witnessed at Bristol, she was inspired to write her first book Loving Medicine. 

In this episode, we talk about the emotional elements that are so often neglected in our everyday lives, how stress can negatively impact healing from disease and the science behind the mind-body connection. 

Mind-set matters: Exercise and the placebo effect.
Leslie Walker – research group
https://www.drrosydaniel.org/
The British Wheel of Yoga
Charity – Health and Wellbeing Trust

#29 Jo Gamble - Supporting cancer patients with nutrition and functional medicine

#29 Jo Gamble - Supporting cancer patients with nutrition and functional medicine

May 18, 2020

Prior to the birth of her daughter, Jo was practising as a behavioural therapist, specialising in children with autism and complex learning and behavioural difficulties.

When her daughter became ill at just 19 months old, life would never quite be the same again. She was diagnosed with her first autoimmune disease which developed into multiple autoimmune diseases and required a four-year chemotherapy regime to suppress her immune system at just 3 years old. 

Jo began digging deep into her daughter's condition, leaving no stone unturned. She pursued nutritional therapy, training in Functional Medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine and completed training to become a fellow in integrative cancer therapy. 

In this episode, we discuss how functional medicine can best support cancer patients and the uses of nutrition at any stage of cancer. 

https://embracingnutrition.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/EmbracingNutritionUK/

https://twitter.com/EmbracingNutri

https://www.instagram.com/EmbracingNutritionUK/

 

#28 Richard Jacobs - Simple ways to help get a better night’s sleep

#28 Richard Jacobs - Simple ways to help get a better night’s sleep

May 5, 2020

Sleep problems are something that everyone experiences every once in a while, but not everyone knows how to best tackle these issues, especially if they are ongoing. Richard Jacobs is an entrepreneur and serial podcaster and has interviewed thousands of individuals on medicine, AI, the microbiome and sleep! In this conversation we discuss some of the causes of poor sleep and practical ways that can help you can get a better night's sleep.

https://www.findinggeniuspodcast.com/

https://www.goodnightssleepproject.com/story/

 

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