The Functional Health Podcast
#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

 

#45 Sergey Musienko - The benefits of microbiome testing and the future of artificial intelligence in healthcare

#45 Sergey Musienko - The benefits of microbiome testing and the future of artificial intelligence in healthcare

April 26, 2021

Sergey Musienko is a bioinformatician with over a decade’s worth of experience using technology to address healthcare needs. 

In this episode, we dive into

  • The uses and benefits of microbiome testing

  • The potential uses for artificial intelligence in healthcare

  • What influences the microbiota diversity and gut health

  • and much much more. 

https://atlasbiomed.com/uk

https://www.instagram.com/atlasbiomed/

https://www.facebook.com/atlasbiomed

 

#44 Dr Tom O’Bryan - Do chemicals in our environment influence brain health? And how to combat age-related cognitive decline

#44 Dr Tom O’Bryan - Do chemicals in our environment influence brain health? And how to combat age-related cognitive decline

April 12, 2021

Dr Tom O'Bryan is a world-renowned speaker and educator with expertise in food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases. Dr Tom holds teaching positions at The Institute for Functional Medicine and has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases.

In this fascinating conversation, we take a deep dive into:
- how environmental toxin exposure occurs
- how toxins are linked to cognitive decline and other conditions
- the issues with the current science on environmental toxins
- what everyday household items may be putting you at risk
- practical ways to help prevent toxin exposure
- and much more

https://thedr.com/

https://www.instagram.com/dr.tomobryan/

https://twitter.com/theDr_com

https://thedr.com/brain-masterclass/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Can-Your-Brain-International/dp/1623367026

 

 

#43 Lorna Driver-Davies - Nutrition for Endometriosis (Part 2)

#43 Lorna Driver-Davies - Nutrition for Endometriosis (Part 2)

March 29, 2021

In this two-part podcast, we dive into the world of endometriosis and discuss nutrition and lifestyle interventions to improve outcomes. We also talk about common signs, symptoms and share some practical takeaways. 

Lorna has over a decade of experience as a clinical Nutritional Therapist, in women's health, with particular focus and expertise in Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, menstrual cycle irregularities and Endometriosis comorbidities, such as gastrointestinal dysfunctions and thyroid disease. This has provided her with a deep understanding, enabling her to develop her expertise and highly specific nutrition protocols.

She speaks to members of the public on Endometriosis, as well as patients in hospital and charity support groups and lectures doctors and nurses about nutrition for Endometriosis. She was the nutrition speaker on Endometriosis for this year's British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. Lorna also wrote a chapter on nutrition for Endometriosis, thyroid health and hormone balance in an evidence-based peer-reviewed case analysis textbook. She is also Head of Nutrition, for the natural food-based supplement company, Wild Nutrition. 

https://www.lornadriverdavies.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lornadriverdavies/

https://www.wildnutrition.com/

Summer Kitchens Book

Case Studies in Personalized Nutrition

#42 Lorna Driver-Davies - Nutrition for Endometriosis (Part 1)

#42 Lorna Driver-Davies - Nutrition for Endometriosis (Part 1)

March 29, 2021

In this two-part podcast, we dive into the world of endometriosis and discuss nutrition and lifestyle interventions to improve outcomes. We also talk about common signs, symptoms and share some practical takeaways. 

Lorna has over a decade of experience as a clinical Nutritional Therapist, in women's health, with particular focus and expertise in Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, menstrual cycle irregularities and Endometriosis comorbidities, such as gastrointestinal dysfunctions and thyroid disease. This has provided her with a deep understanding, enabling her to develop her expertise and highly specific nutrition protocols.

She speaks to members of the public on Endometriosis, as well as patients in hospital and charity support groups and lectures doctors and nurses about nutrition for Endometriosis. She was the nutrition speaker on Endometriosis for this year's British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. Lorna also wrote a chapter on nutrition for Endometriosis, thyroid health and hormone balance in an evidence-based peer-reviewed case analysis textbook. She is also Head of Nutrition, for the natural food-based supplement company, Wild Nutrition. 

 

https://www.lornadriverdavies.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lornadriverdavies/

https://www.wildnutrition.com/

Summer Kitchens Book

Case Studies in Personalized Nutrition

#41 Tim Gray - Biohacking health and performance

#41 Tim Gray - Biohacking health and performance

March 22, 2021

Biohacking is the art and science of changing the environment around you and inside you so that you have full control over your own biology.

Tim is considered 'the UK's Leading Biohacker' and is the founder of the Health Optimisation Summit. After Tim spent many years healing his body through chronic health conditions using a combination of natural therapies and the latest scientific techniques, he embarked on a mission to educate the masses on optimising health and performance. This led to the creation of The Health Optimisation Summit, the largest health conference in Europe. 

Tim continues to collaborate with some of the biggest names in health optimisation, including Dr Mercola, Dave Asprey, Dr Satchin Panda and many more. 

Some of the topics we speak about are:

  • How to biohack your sleep

  • Useful tools to personalise your diet and supplementation

  • Pitfalls in biohacking

  • Utilising functional medicine and nutritional therapies

  • Ways to biohack your productivity and concentration

  • Equipment, tools and tips for tracking progress

  • New biohacks on the horizon

https://summit.healthoptimisation.com/home

https://www.instagram.com/timbiohacker

https://twitter.com/timbiohacker

 
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