The Functional Health Podcast
#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

 
#40 Marek Doyle - Hypothyroidism: nutrition and lifestyle to improve outcomes

#40 Marek Doyle - Hypothyroidism: nutrition and lifestyle to improve outcomes

March 8, 2021

Marek Doyle is a nutritional therapist whose own metabolic problems forced him to see to see the disconnect between the scientific literature, the medical model and real-life outcomes. 

From his 13 years of experience and reconciling the data from over 2000 patient outcomes and 9000 test results, he utilised a personalised nutrition approach. He aims to identify the root cause of conditions and dysfunction and provide answers that are provided by data, not dogma. From a string of outcomes considered ‘impossible’ turnarounds by some, he now finds himself specialising in complex cases. 

In this fascinating episode, we dive into many topics related to the thyroid: 

  • Symptoms and signs of abnormal thyroid function
  • Prevalence of low thyroid function
  • Issues with standard tests and which ones to ask for
  • How diets relate to thyroid disease
  • Essential nutrients for the thyroid
  • How to identify and reduce toxin exposure
  • Real-life case studies of thyroid disease reversal 

Useful Links: 

Connect with Marek:

https://www.marekdoyle.com/

https://www.marekdoyle.com/#marekdoylenutrition

 

 

#39 Dr Elisabeth Philipps - Using CBD for health and combatting disease

#39 Dr Elisabeth Philipps - Using CBD for health and combatting disease

February 22, 2021

Dr Elisabeth Philipps is a neuropharmacologist and Functional Medicine practitioner with over 18 years of experience. Elisabeth has extensive academic experience with training in Biomedical science from Kings College London, a PhD in neuropharmacology from The University of Oxford, a further bachelors in Nutritional Medicine and further functional medicine qualifications. 

Elisabeth specialises in the endocannabinoid system - a system that can affect every organ and pathway in the body ranging from the brain to the digestive system -  and is influenced by the popular and readily available supplement, CBD (cannabidiol). 

She is an absolute joy to speak to and we dive into a number of topics in this exciting conversation: 

  • THC vs CBD

  • The endocannabinoid system

  • How does CBD work

  • What conditions can CBD be used for

  • Medicines that use CBD and THC

  • Dosing of CBD

  • What foods affect the endocannabinoid system

  • What to look for in CBD supplements

You can find Elisabeth at:

https://www.drelisabethphilipps.com/

https://www.instagram.com/drelisabethphilipps/

https://twitter.com/DrPhilipps

https://fourfivecbd.co.uk/

 

 

#38 Dr Nyjon Eccles - A natural approach to breast cancer prevention and different techniques for diagnosis

#38 Dr Nyjon Eccles - A natural approach to breast cancer prevention and different techniques for diagnosis

February 8, 2021

Dr Nyjon Eccles is a well respected integrative medicine physician in the UK. He holds two doctorates in both medicine and pharmacology and has been pioneering, innovative and natural healthcare over the last decade.  

Nyjon runs a cancer support clinic and utilises a non-invasive ThermoCheck® breast thermography scanning which helps to identify breast cancer risk. This technique uses no radiation and is scientifically proven but it is not currently on the NHS. 

Nyjon believes the availability of scanning tool which can detect risk many years before symptoms present themselves offers an unprecedented opportunity to reduce the ongoing rise in breast cancer occurrence because it allows the possibility of reversing risk through correct attention to lifestyle and key nutritional supplementation.

The Natural Doctor website
The risks associated with mammograms
https://thenaturaldoctor.org/services/women/breast-thermography/ 

#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/

 

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