Over each season of The Best of Health Podcast, I cover topics broad and wide across all aspects that make up our health: from gut our microbiome, nutrigenomics, to chatting with food and supplement suppliers - it’s all on the table to discuss! Each episode provides insightful conversations with a varied scope of health care professionals, clinicians, researchers, functional medicine practitioners and industry leaders to open up the dialogue and inspire you.
8. Emma Beswick: Nutrigenomics, Vitamin D & Histamine, Stress and Getting to the Root of Health issues
The final episode of Season 1 of The Best of Health podcast. And no one better to finish with than my lovely colleague Emma Beswick. As two self confessed geeks - we have a wonderful conversation about nutrition and genetics. Emma explains the concept of nutrigenomics and illustrates it perfectly through Vitamin D and Histamine as examples. We also talk about the impact of stress on our body and how her company Lifecode Gx is helping people to get the root of health issues within our control.
7. Dr Nicky Keay: Hormones, Perimenopause & Female Hormone Mapping
I recently was introduced to Dr Nicky Keay, the Chief Medical Officer at Forth with Life and as soon as I realised her speciality and passion for female hormones I had to ask her on the podcast.
Dr Keay is a lecturer, endocrinologist, research fellow with extensive experience in the field of hormones and is also a passionate dancer!
This episode of the podcast is really special and flows so naturally from reflecting on women’s menstrual cycles, hormones and optimal health, perimenopause and the importance of exercise reviewing your lifestyle during this lifephase. We also touch upon the impact of the oral contraceptive pill on hormones, and how Forth’s female hormone mapping works, so women can navigate the fluctuations of their hormones for a better understanding of their body.
6. Melanie Brown: Nutrition, Fertility & PCOS
Fertility and nutrition is a really hot topic, especially if you are a woman of a certain age trying to conceive… This week’s podcast features one of the best Nutritionists specialising in fertility, IVF and pregnancy - the lovely Melanie Brown.
I have known Melanie for such a long time and we so naturally fell into a conversation about how nutrition plays a key role in the health of our reproductive system. We talk about terminology used around women’s health, her top tips for nutrition when trying to conceive, managing PCOS and the difference between folic acid and folate.
This week’s episode is another bumper issue, so easy to listen to with great practical tips.
5. Deirdre Nazareth: functional osteopathy, chronic pain & gut health, endometriosis
This week on the podcast I had a wonderfully insightful conversation with my wonderful friend & colleague Deedee Nazareth, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Osteopath.
Our conversation flows from discussing how gut health and the microbiome impacts chronic pain and how you can manipulate the microbiome to lower the inflammatory response. We also discuss how taking a functional medicine approach and understanding the role of osteopathy can be so helpful for so many women.
This episode is full of practical tips around breathing and posture that we can all implement to positively impact our health and wellbeing - have a listen and I’ll guarantee you’ll get so much from listening to Deedee’s wonderful expertise.
4. Ben Brown: IBS, Diet Plans, Gut Microbiome
This week's episode features Ben Brown, naturopathic physician, lecturer, speaker, author & colleague.
Ben and I delve into discussing IBS, touching upon the microbiome, testing, restrictive diets and the importance of diversity in your diet. It’s a wonderful conversation and I highly recommend listening to Ben’s insight at every opportunity!
3. Henrietta Norton: women's health, endometriosis, immune health & food grown supplements
This week bring your episode 3 from the Best of Health podcast. I had such an engaging conversation with Henrietta Norton from Bare Biology all focused on women’s health: from fertility right up to menopause, specifically talking about Hen’s personal experience of endometriosis. We also delve into the sustainability ethos behind the global “food-grown” brand Wild Nutrition, from choosing herbs and creating new formulations.
The sound quality is a bit glitchy at times from Hen.... But it was SUCH a fabulous conversation so I didn’t want to cut any of it. So bear with it and hope you enjoy!