26 episodes

Welcome to 'Nutritank: nourish your mind'. When you tune in you will hear from a fantastic array of speakers covering the following themes: Food, Nutrition, Farming, Lifestyle Medicine and other areas of health. The Nutritank team and their expert guests will give you an insight into some of the hot topics in these fields, highlighting the important role that nutrition has to play in medical education. We hope that you learn and enjoy!

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Welcome to 'Nutritank: nourish your mind'. When you tune in you will hear from a fantastic array of speakers covering the following themes: Food, Nutrition, Farming, Lifestyle Medicine and other areas of health. The Nutritank team and their expert guests will give you an insight into some of the hot topics in these fields, highlighting the important role that nutrition has to play in medical education. We hope that you learn and enjoy!

    Lifestyle psychiatry and men’s mental health, with Dr Joseph Firth and Dr Gregory Scott Brown

    Lifestyle psychiatry and men’s mental health, with Dr Joseph Firth and Dr Gregory Scott Brown

    **DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank**

    We have reached the final episode of Series two! This week we are bringing you a very special episode focusing on men’s mental health and lifestyle psychiatry. We are joined by two very knowledgeable guests, working in this field:

    Dr Joe Firth is a Presidential Research Follow at the University of Manchester, where he completed his pHD focusing on the benefits of physical exercise as a treatment adjunct for young people with psychosis. He is passionate about developing pragmatic and impactful programmes designed to help young people with mental health problems to adopt healthy lifestyles and benefit from the positive effects of exercise on our mental and physical health.

    Dr Gregory Scott Brown is a psychiatrist and wellness advocate based over the other side of the pond in Texas! He is a leading voice in supporting evidence based holistic mental health treatments and prevention. He is also the founder and director of the Centre for Green Psychiatry as well as an affiliate faculty member at the University of Texas Dell medical school. Dr. Brown supports an integrated approach to health using a combination of conventional pharmacotherapy with non-pharmaceutical therapies such as meditation and physical exercise.

    In this episode we discuss the topic of men’s mental health and why there is often silence around this subject. We also delve deeper into the evidence base for lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise for mental health as well as how these interventions might be delivered in a psychiatric setting. In particular, we discuss the difficulty in balancing the metabolic side effects of some medications commonly used in the mental health setting and controlling psychiatric symptoms. Tune in to hear some fascinating case studies and research findings, as well as how you can implement some of the concepts such as green psychiatry and movement into your own life, for better physical and mental wellbeing.

    Show Pod notes:

    Center for Green Psychiatry: https://www.centerforgreenpsychiatry.com/
    Dr Gregory Scott Brown: https://www.gregoryscottbrown.com/
    Dr Gregory Scott Brown, Twitter: @GregorySBrownMD
    Dr Joseph Firth: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/joseph.firth.html

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Food and Mood, Part 3: Nutritional Psychiatry in the US with Dr Uma Naidoo

    Food and Mood, Part 3: Nutritional Psychiatry in the US with Dr Uma Naidoo

    **DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank**

    For the last instalment of our food and mood series, we are lucky enough to have Dr Uma Naidoo as our guest: Harvard trained psychiatrist, professional chef and nutrition specialist (a real triple threat!)

    Dr Naidoo and Ally discuss what inspired her to become a nutritional psychiatrist and how she came to found the first nutritional psychiatry clinic in the US. They also discuss the state of nutrition education in US medical schools and training programmes and some of the initiatives set up in order to ameliorate the gap in education, such as Culinary Medicine.

    Dr Naidoo discusses the importance of learning to cook nutritious nourishing food and the positive impact that this can have on our mental and physical health. She is currently leading a Culinary Medicine programme at Harvard University, teaching first year medical students how to cook nutritious food at university.

    Tune in to hear more about Dr Naidoo’s most recent publication – ‘This is your brain on food’ (US title)/ ‘The Food Mood Connection’ (UK title). Dr Naidoo has a wealth of knowledge in the field of nutritional psychiatry and we can guarantee there is much to be learnt from this episode of the podcast! We hope it will inspire you to get into your kitchen and cook a delicious and nourishing meal for both your mind and body!


    Podcast show notes:

    Uma Naidoo: https://umanaidoomd.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drumanaidoo/?hl=en
    The Food Mood Connection: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-food-mood-connection/dr-dr-uma-naidoo/9781780724409
    The Nutrition source: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/

    • 54 min
    Food and Mood, Part 2: The UK perspective with Dr Pratima Singh and Dr Kirsty Alderton

    Food and Mood, Part 2: The UK perspective with Dr Pratima Singh and Dr Kirsty Alderton

    **DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank**

    This week, we bring you the second instalment of our Food and Mood series, zooming in on how the relationship between food and mood is utilised within clinical practice in the UK. This week we have two esteemed psychiatrists: Dr Pratima Singh, community and adult psychiatrist who strongly advocates for a holistic approach and intensive lifestyle interventions to address the burden of mental health morbidity and Dr Kirsty Alderton, practising psychiatrist with a wide range of experience including perinatal mental health, eating disorders and liason psychiatry. Kirsty also promotes the importance of mind-body medicine and is keen to implement a more integrated approach into mainstream mental health services

    We discuss how Kirsty and Pratima became interested in nutrition and lifestyle interventions in psychiatry and how this can be implemented through adaptation of the environment. For example, we discuss how a psychiatric inpatient ward could be altered to promote a more healing environment by having gym equipment or running food demonstration workshops. Pratima tells us about a food demonstration workshop at an intensive care psychiatric ward she worked on, teaching patients how to make an omelette or a smoothie and then sitting down to eat it altogether. How cool is that?!

    We also discuss how to approach conversations with patients regarding nutrition and lifestyle, and the importance of taking sociocultural factors into consideration, when making recommendations.

    These two wonderful guests shed light on how they implement nutrition and lifestyle interventions into their clinical practice and what the future may hold, regarding the field of nutritional psychiatry research. We hope that you learn and enjoy!

    Podcast show notes:

    Crime and Nourishment Podcast, Kimberley Wilson: https://www.kimberleywilson.co/crimeandnourishment
    International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research: http://www.isnpr.org/
    SMILES trial: https://foodandmoodcentre.com.au/smiles-trial/
    National Centre for integrative medicine: https://ncim.org.uk/
    The Institute for Functional Medicine: https://www.ifm.org/
    NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health: https://www.nnedpro.org.uk/
    Mindhealth360: https://www.mindhealth360.com/


    Dr Pratima Singh website: http://pratimasingh.com/
    Dr Pratima Singh twitter: @dr_pratimasingh https://twitter.com/dr_pratimasingh
    Dr Kirsty Alderton Instagram: @drkirsty
    Psychiachix : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0LFZiRwgsCzU1WTenLPRw

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Food and Mood, Part 1: An international approach – from Austria to Australia.

    Food and Mood, Part 1: An international approach – from Austria to Australia.

    **DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank**

    We are delighted to bring you the first episode of our three-part series focusing on the connection between food and mood. This week we are joined by Dr Sabrina Mörkl, Psychiatrist specialising in Eating Disorders and approaches to Nutritional Psychiatry based in Austria and Megan Lee, Bachelor in Psychological science and current pHD student at Southern Cross University (Australia), studying dietary patterns and depression.

    We discuss a wide range of topics relating to the connection between the food that we eat and our mental health. Our guests discuss perceptions towards mental health in their respective countries, as well as the research being conducted into Nutritional Psychiatry.

    We further explore why diet has been overlooked in modern healthcare and what exactly the Mediterranean diet is, focusing in on pivotal studies such as the SMILES trial and HELFIMED trial, that explore the connection between principles of the Mediterranean diet and mental health.

    We also delve into recent research conducted into gut microbiome dysregulation and mental health. In particular, recent research has shown dysregulation in patients with Anorexia Nervosa, perhaps reframing the condition as a metabo-psychiatric disorder, rather than a psychiatric disorder alone?

    Please do listen to this episode to hear all the above and more from experts in the field, and what the future of research into nutritional psychiatry might look like. We hope that you learn and enjoy!

    ** WE APOLOGISE FOR POOR SOUND QUALITY IN PARTS OF THE AUDIO. DURING COVID-19 OUR PODCAST IS RECORDED REMOTELY AND AT TIMES TECHNOLOGY FAILS US!**

    Podcast Notes:

    SMILES trial: https://foodandmoodcentre.com.au/smiles-trial/
    HELFIMED trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29215971/
    Gut microbiota and Anorexia Nervosa https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/eat.22801?casa_token=v0yXWah5lDYAAAAA%3AizsMxsiD3mwJ-NwHCcYrtkdM1xgMR_ufZeZyvOwj0SQubpheUmgA8kRT1qosRgQyJXdJtF-VmPtc2Zw3
    Probiotics and Bipolar Disorder: https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/493867
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/bdi.12682
    The inflamed mind: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-inflamed-mind/edward-bullmore/9781780723723
    Brain Changer: https://www.waterstones.com/book/brain-changer/professor-felice-jacka//9781529321296
    The Gut health doctor: https://www.theguthealthdoctor.com/
    In Defence of Food: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Defence-Food-Nutrition-Pleasures-Manifesto/dp/0141034726
    Psychobiotic revolution: http://psychobiotic-revolution.com/
    The Doctors Kitchen: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/
    BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health: https://nutrition.bmj.com/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 3: with Toral Shah, Nicky Robinson and Prof Robert Thomas

    The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 3: with Toral Shah, Nicky Robinson and Prof Robert Thomas

    **DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank**

    This week, we bring you the third instalment of our series in integrative oncology. We are delving deep into the role of nutrition in cancer care with the help of three fantastic guests:

    Toral Shah: Nutritional scientist, functional medicine practitioner, food and health writer and the founder of the Urban Kitchen; Nicky Robinson: Nutrition Lead at Penny Brohn (UK cancer charity) and Professor Robert Thomas: Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbroke’s Hospital and clinical teacher at Cambridge University (This is a shortened list of our guests many accolades!)

    During this episode we talk about the effects of diet on the microbiome and how this may influence body processes; The role of diet and nutrition in cancer and how one can find the support and tools necessary to make dietary changes and the importance of finding balance in our eating patterns rather than villainising certain foods.

    We touch on where patients and those who are interested can find legitimate sources of information regarding nutrition and cancer, and how to avoid unregulated dietary advice on the internet. In more specific detail, our guests discuss the role of a whole food polyphenol rich diet for health and the importance of individualised nutritional support when it comes to cancer care. We hope that you enjoy this episode, packed full of evidence-based knowledge and wisdom from some of the leading voices in the field of nutrition and cancer care.

    Podcast show notes:

    Rober Thomas: http://www.cancernet.co.uk/rthomas.htm
    Toral Shah: https://www.theurbankitchen.co.uk/pages/toral-shah
    Penny Brohn: https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/
    WCRF: https://www.wcrf-uk.org/


    Social Media:
    Penny Brohn: @PennyBrohnUK
    Toral Shah: @theurbankitchen
    The Sustainable Dish: @thesustainabledish

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Discovering a Holistic Approach to Cancer Care, Part 2: Sophie Trew and John Hanley

    Discovering a Holistic Approach to Cancer Care, Part 2: Sophie Trew and John Hanley

    **DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank**

    This three-part series will be exploring the role of holistic care in cancer.

    In the second episode, Nutritank is joined with two very special guests: Sophie Trew and John Hanley. Sophie Trew was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2014 at the age of 23. With a background in journalism and a curious mind, she set to investigate how to best integrate cancer care and treatment options in a holistic way. Sophie set up ‘Trew Fields’ which is the UK’s fist cancer awareness festival and a space for holistic approaches to health.

    John Hanley is the face behind ‘Chemo Cookery’, a project that raises awareness on eating nutritious and delicious food during chemotherapy treatment. After being diagnosed with locally advanced prostate cancer in 2018, John began writing and sharing recipes on his blog and social media. Since then he has empowered others to utilise the tools of cooking and food in making a positive impact during their cancer treatment.

    In the first part of this podcast, Sophie shares her story, the inspiration behind ‘Trew Fields’ festival and tips for current medical students. In the second part of this podcast, John shares his cancer journey and the motivations for ‘Chemo Cookery’. Join us as our guests discuss what integrative medicine means to them.

    Podcast show notes:
    Twitter: @sophietrew, @trewfields, @ChemoCookery
    Instagram: @sophie_trew , @trewfields.festival
    https://www.facebook.com/trewfields1/
    https://trewfields.com/trew-health-community/
    https://chemocookery.co.uk
    https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/p-24857-healthy-eating-and-cancer.aspx

    • 1 hr 4 min

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52 Ratings

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Highly useful resource, breaking down barriers.

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Worth a listen!

Great content, really good questions from the host except quality sound from guests is poor

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