The Functional Health Podcast
#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/

 

#27 Dr Christie Lewis - How to cope with change, combat stress and keep your body and mind active during lockdown

#27 Dr Christie Lewis - How to cope with change, combat stress and keep your body and mind active during lockdown

April 27, 2020

Dr Christie Lewis is an NHS GP, physiotherapist and a private Health and Life Coach, specialising in stress, anxiety and burnout. Perfect to speak to when most of us are stuck in lockdown! 

Christie also hosts retreats and workshops and is part of the group - Your Lifestyle Doctors, who have a broad and unique set of expertise, focusing on the prevention of illness and lifestyle factors to improve and optimise health.

https://www.doctorchristielewis.com/

https://www.instagram.com/doctorchristielewis/

https://www.facebook.com/christie.lewis.14418

https://www.yourlifestyledoctors.com/

#26 Angela Walker - Building the evidence for personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine for chronic diseases and common conditions

#26 Angela Walker - Building the evidence for personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine for chronic diseases and common conditions

April 20, 2020

Angela Walker MSc is a registered nutritional therapist with 12 years of clinical
experience. She holds an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey and has trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has lectured and mentored at under and postgraduate level and developed practitioner programmes on the clinical application of functional laboratory testing.

She is also a performance coach for TIGNUM and works with leaders and executives
helping them optimise and sustain cognitive function for peak performances. Her experience brings a unique perspective and her focus is now to develop and showcase new models and best practices for clinicians in personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine. She is the editor and creator of Case Studies in Personalised Nutrition, published in January 2020 and now on the recommended reading list for a number of training providers in the UK and US. She has recently launched her first online programme to future proof the brain “Food for Thought”.

Notes:

Case studies in personalised nutrition

http://feedyourselfsmarter.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/feedyourselfsmarter/ 

https://www.instagram.com/feedyourselfsmarter/ 

#25 Suzy Glaskie - How to break bad habits and form healthy new ones

#25 Suzy Glaskie - How to break bad habits and form healthy new ones

April 6, 2020

Suzy is an experienced functional medicine health coach, host of the Wellness Unwrapped Podcast and is interested in the far-reaching effects of how our emotions affect our wellbeing. We speak about the best ways to change our damaging behaviours and how to form new healthy ones.

Breaking habits can be a real challenge. Hopefully, this information makes it easier. 

Website

YouTube

Facebook

Instagram

Podcast

Twitter

#24 Dr Robert Verkerk - COVID-19: Preventing infection, potential treatments in the pipeline and the importance of sleep, nutrition and managing stress

#24 Dr Robert Verkerk - COVID-19: Preventing infection, potential treatments in the pipeline and the importance of sleep, nutrition and managing stress

March 28, 2020

In light of the all the recent news on COVID19, I thought it would be fitting to speak with Dr Rob Verkerk from the Alliance for Natural Health International, who is keeping up to date with the recent evidence on the new coronavirus.

It is a scary and uncertain time for many people. I hope this podcast shines some light on the recent evidence and answers some questions around the new coronavirus - how we can best stay protected and well-nourished during these strange times.

NHS Guidelines
Prevent the spread – Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives
How to wash your hands

Alliance for Natural Health articles
The 6 Steps – adapt don’t fight
Empowered not paralysed
Immune resilience as nature intended

Medcram
Mechanisms of how Hydroxychloroquine could be a potential treatment

Consensus paper - Shanghai
Vitamin C

#23 Robin Daly - Integrating cancer therapies

#23 Robin Daly - Integrating cancer therapies

March 16, 2020

Robin Daly is the Chairman and founder of the Yes To Life Cancer Charity. Yes to Life empowers people with cancer to make informed decisions about their care options. For more than a decade, they have provided evidence-based information to those in need. Today we are going to speak about the big C, cancer. 

Robin shares his family’s own journey with this condition and we talk about the different types of information out there, some are science-based and others are a complete waste of time. 

Please always discuss any modality that you're thinking of implementing, with a trained health professional. This podcast is for informational purposes only.  

Yes to Life cancer charity website
YTL Instagram
Cancer Net
World Cancer Research Fund
Cancer Options

 

 

#22 Kimberley Wilson - Whole body mental health: Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain

#22 Kimberley Wilson - Whole body mental health: Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain

March 2, 2020

Kimberley Wilson is a chartered psychologist and has a philosophy of Whole Body Mental Health - a comprehensive approach to mental health care which integrates evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle factors with psychological therapy.

She has spoken at numerous event on the role that nutrition and lifestyle play on mental health. In this episode, we dive into the world of nutritional psychiatry. We talk about the role that food plays on our mental and physical wellbeing, the potential use of supplements and our gut microbiome. 

All of this and much more is in her book - How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain. 

Book 
Website
Instagram
Twitter 
Facebook
Probiotics in pregnancy - paper
Supplement use and violence in prisons - paper

#21 Professor Robert Thomas - Lifestyle and Cancer (Part 2) Q&A

#21 Professor Robert Thomas - Lifestyle and Cancer (Part 2) Q&A

February 21, 2020

Professor Robert Thomas is a professor of sports and biological science, consultant oncologist and is a clinical tutor at the University of Cambridge. In part 2 of this conversation, we answer some questions from the listeners about the effect of lifestyle habits and nutrition on cancer.

Exercise, nutrition, fasting and supplements - there is hopefully something for everyone in here - all covered in Rob's new book "Keep Healthy after Cancer".

Book
keep-healthy.com
cancernet.co.uk/lifestle.htm
20 lifestyle tips for cancer