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Welcome to The Food Medic podcast hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online. For more information you can find Hazel at www.thefoodmedic.co.uk or on social media instagram, twitter, and facebook @TheFoodMedic. The Food Medic for Life books is out now which is available online on amazon and in most good book stores.

The Food Medic Dr. Hazel Wallace

    • Health & Fitness
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Welcome to The Food Medic podcast hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online. For more information you can find Hazel at www.thefoodmedic.co.uk or on social media instagram, twitter, and facebook @TheFoodMedic. The Food Medic for Life books is out now which is available online on amazon and in most good book stores.

    S5 E10: How To Sleep (Better)

    S5 E10: How To Sleep (Better)

    On the season finale, Dr Hazel discusses all things sleep with Dr Sophie Bostock - a Sleep Evangelist who is on a mission to help millions of people to improve their lives by unlocking the science of sleep. Sophie studied Medicine and Entrepreneurship before completing a PhD in Health Psychology at UCL. Following several years with award-winning digital medicine company, Sleepio, Sophie launched TheSleepScientist.com to provide education and coaching for clients in business, the military, healthcare and elite sport.

    Topics include
    * Why do we sleep? And why is it so important?
    * The 8 hour rule and can you sleep too much?
    * Can you make up for sleep debt on the weekend?
    * Tips on how to achieve a good nights sleep.
    * Sleep tracking devices - help or hinder sleep?
    * Listener Question: “If I’m a light sleeper - does that mean I’m not achieving deep sleep?”
    * Listener Question: “Is melatonin effective for sleep problems? Or just jet lag?”
    * Listener Question: “CBD is widely marketed as a sleep aid - what does the evidence say?”
    * Listener Question: “Relationship between food and sleep - foods we should avoid/include”
    * Listener Q “why do some people remember their dreams and others don’t? Is it down to sleep quality?”

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    • 30 min
    S5 E9: IBS, Probiotics and Prebiotics

    S5 E9: IBS, Probiotics and Prebiotics

    In this week's episode Hazel is joined by Dr Eirini Dimidi, a registered dietitian and Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at KCL. Dr Dimidi is undertaking research on nutrition-based interventions, including fibre, plant foods, prebiotics, probiotics, and the low FODMAP diet, in gastrointestinal health.

    Topics include:
    * What is gut health?
    * How do we know if we have a healthy gut microbiota?
    * IBS: diagnosis, management, and dietary advice
    * The Low FODMAP diet
    * Probiotics and their role in IBS and in healthy individuals
    * Evidence for probiotic food and drink in gut healthn
    * IBS and a plant-based diet
    * Food and Mood: the gut-brain axis.

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    • 29 min
    S5 E8: Overheard on Social Media: Nutrition Edition

    S5 E8: Overheard on Social Media: Nutrition Edition

    On this week's episode Dr Hazel is joined by Danny Lennon and Alan Flanagan. Danny is perhaps most well-known for being the host of the top-ranked podcast, Sigma Nutrition Radio, where he discusses nutrition science with academic researchers and dietitians. Alan is currently pursuing his PhD in nutrition at the University of Surrey and is the founder of Alinea Nutrition and also a Research Communication Officer for Sigma Nutrition.

    The topic of this podcast is a bit of a mixed bag of everything to do with nutrition.

    Topics covered include:
    * ”Diets don’t work”
    * HAES/Health-at-every-size
    * Nutrition and Supplements for PCOS
    * Turmeric and cancer claims
    * Intermittent fasting / Time restricted feeding
    * Metabolism “boosting” foods
    * Soy and gynecomastia (a.k.a. man boobs.)

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    • 59 min
    S5 E7: Women and Heart Disease

    S5 E7: Women and Heart Disease

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of The Food Medic podcast. This week Dr Hazel is joined by Professor Chris Gale (@cpgale3) to pick apart the common myth that heart disease is a man's disease.

    Topics include:
    * Anatomical and physiological sex differences of the heart
    * Differences in presentation and diagnosis of a heart attack between men and women
    * Why women don’t receive timely treatment after suffering a heart attack
    * Sex specific cut off’s for important blood tests used to diagnose heart attacks
    * Menopause and the heart
    * The link between mental health and heart disease

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    • 25 min
    S5 E6: Breast Biomechanics And Finding The Right Sports Bra

    S5 E6: Breast Biomechanics And Finding The Right Sports Bra

    Welcome back to another episode of The Food Medic Podcast.

    This week we are discussing breast health in sports and exercise, and how to find the right sports bra. Dr Hazel is joined by Dr Jenny Burbage, Associate Head in the School of Sport, Health & Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. Her primary research area is breast biomechanics and breast health, with interests in breast pain, poor bra fit, functional breast support and the effect of breast support on performance; her PhD was focused on investigating breast support implications for female recreational athletes.

    Topics covered include:
    * Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth.
    * The evolution of the sports bra
    * The importance of adequate breast sport in sports and exercise
    * The impact of poor breast support on performance
    * High, medium and low impact definitions (or lack thereof)
    * Step by step guide to finding the right sports bra
    * Sports bras in pregnancy + breastfeeding
    * Breast knowledge and awareness for school age girls

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    • 30 min
    S5 E5: Sports Nutrition In Crossfit & Weightlifting

    S5 E5: Sports Nutrition In Crossfit & Weightlifting

    This week Dr Hazel is joined by Taylor Ryan - An Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, Accredited Sports Dietitian and director of ‘The Sports Dietitian Co’. They chat all about sports nutrition, particularly in relation to crossfit and weight lifting.But if you’re not crossfitter - don’t switch this off just yet as the advice here is transferable to basically all forms of gym-based training, HIIT and weight lifting.

    If you’re looking for the basics of sports nutrition make sure to check out season 1 episode 1 for an overview of fuelling your fitness with Anita Bean and also season 4 episode 9 on the plant based athlete - also with Anita Bean.

    Topics covered:
    * Fuelling for a sport like crossfit vs running.
    * Nutrition for hard training sessions vs recovery rest days.
    * Tracking calories and macronutrients - is it essential?
    * Signs of under-fuelling
    * Crossfit diet trends (low carb/keto/paleo)
    * Immunity after intense training periods/competitions
    * Supplements
    * Fasted training/intermittent fasting
    * Vegan protein shakes vs animal protein.

    *Please note: the sound on this episode has quite a few disruptions and background noise due to connectivity issues. We decided to still share the episode as we don’t think it takes away from the great content*

    • 45 min

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