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Introducing some of the leading voices in nutrition and lifestyle medicine, from practitioners to professors and everyone in between. This podcast will share with you their stories, expertise and advice. The aim is to provide you with simple tips and tricks to help improve your health.

The Functional Health Podcast Ben Atkinson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 74 Ratings

Introducing some of the leading voices in nutrition and lifestyle medicine, from practitioners to professors and everyone in between. This podcast will share with you their stories, expertise and advice. The aim is to provide you with simple tips and tricks to help improve your health.

    #75 Professor Gordan Lauc - How To Measure And Reduce Your Biological Age Using Glycans

    #75 Professor Gordan Lauc - How To Measure And Reduce Your Biological Age Using Glycans

    Professor Gordan Lauc. Gordan is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Zagreb, Director of the National Centre of Scientific Excellence in Personalised Healthcare, honorary professor at multiple universities and member of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. His research team is pioneering the application of glycan biomarkers in the field of precision medicine, forming a new form of biological age clock using Glycans. This is adds to our arsenal in any attempt to improve longevity and healthspan. 
    Professor Lauc co-authored over 200 research articles that are cited over 5,000 times.
    In this fascinating episode we discuss: 
    What determines biological age
    What are the role of Glycans 
    How can improve of Glycanage
    How does the Glycanage clock compare to other biological age clocks 
    https://glycanage.com 
     

    • 53 min
    #74 Dr Olli Sovijärvi - The Many Benefits Of Cold Therapy

    #74 Dr Olli Sovijärvi - The Many Benefits Of Cold Therapy

    Dr. Olli Sovijärvi is the head author of the Biohacker's Handbook.
    Olli has 15-years of clinical experience in multiple areas of medicine including ER, hospital settings, standard healthcare, GP, and personalised functional medicine. He is a truly fascinating individual and it was a real pleasure meeting him and welcoming him on the show. 
    In this episode we dive into:
    The history of cold therapy in medicine 
    The benefits of cold
    How cold, when and for how long
    The potential dangers of cold therapy
    Crazy cold exposure stories
    and much more
    https://biohackercenter.com/
    https://www.holohabits.com
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #73 Dr Ashok Gupta - Brain Retraining: A Unique Approach to Support Chronic And Stress Related Illness

    #73 Dr Ashok Gupta - Brain Retraining: A Unique Approach to Support Chronic And Stress Related Illness

    Dr Ashok Gupta has dedicated his life to improving people's well-being and helping them achieve their potential. He is the founder and CEO of two health tech businesses. The Gupta Program is a neuroplasticity brain retraining program for chronic immune conditions such as Long Covid and ME/CFS.
    Ashok personally suffered from ME/CFS when he was studying at Cambridge University, before completely curing himself of the condition, this led him on a Life-long quest to help others recover from chronic and stress-related illnesses. After extensively studying the brain neurology of illness, he published several medical papers and set up and runs a global stress management clinic for over 15 years, which specializes in the treatment of illnesses such as ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia, and associated conditions.
     
    Gupta Program
    The Gupta Program is a friendly easy-to-use online Brain Retraining course, for recovery from many chronic conditions. The Gupta Program is one of the preeminent programs treating Neuro-Immune conditions and thousands of people have gotten their lives back following its protocols.
     
    Web sites:
    guptaprogram.com
    themeaningoflife.tv
    thecoronaviruschallenge.com
     
    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashok-gupta-8495a0/

    • 43 min
    #72 Dr Gaétan Chevalier - Grounding: The Science-Backed Benefits Of Connecting Yourself To The Earth

    #72 Dr Gaétan Chevalier - Grounding: The Science-Backed Benefits Of Connecting Yourself To The Earth

    Dr. Gaetan Chevalier is an engineering physicist, professor, author, and research scientist in the fields of fusion and plasma physics, biophotons, biofield, and electrophysiology. He received his PhD in Engineering Physics from the University of Montreal Polytechnic School with specializations in atomic physics and laser spectroscopy. He then spent four years researching plasma physics and nuclear fusion at UCLA and then served as a professor at the California Institute for Human Science (CIHS).
     




    Dr. Chevalier is currently on the research faculty at CIHS, a visiting scholar in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health in the School of Medicine at UC San Diego, Director of the Earthing Institute, and Research Director at Psy-Tek.
     
    It was incredible to speak to him and learn about the science backed benefits of grounding yourself to the earth. Something I once thought complete bunkum!
     
    In this fascinating episode we discuss:
    What is grounding or earthing
    How does grounding work
    Why does grounding benefit health
    What conditions can grounding help with
    Practical ways to get the benefits of grounding in your every day life
    https://earthinginstitute.net/research/
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shinrin-Yoku-Art-Science-Forest-Bathing/dp/0241346959
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Earthing-Most-Important-Health-Discovery/dp/1591203740
    https://groundingofficial.com/

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #71 Lorna Driver-Davies - How To Live Well Through Perimenopause

    #71 Lorna Driver-Davies - How To Live Well Through Perimenopause

    I sat down with my good friend Lorna Driver-Davies to talk about all things peri-menopause - hormones, symptoms, lab tests, foods, supplements and much more. 
    Clinical Nutritional Therapist, Functional Medicine, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine Dispenser for over a decade focusing on women's gynaecological and hormone nutrition with particular expertise in Perimenopause, early Perimenopause and Endometriosis in Perimenopause. Lorna is frequently asked to comment in the media on women's health and regularly lectures and mentors other nutrition practitioners as well as medics (doctors and nurses). She is also Head of Nutrition at Wild Nutrition women's food based supplement brand.
    What is perimenopause
    What are the typical symptoms of perimenopause and what do people tend to miss?
    What is going on with your hormones to cause the symptoms of perimenopause
    When and why does perimeopause occur
    How does peri-menopause affect your vitality and mentality
    How to manage the symptoms of perimenopause
    The lab tests to get for you
    The best foods and supplements or perimenopause
    https://www.lornadriverdavies.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/lornadriverdavies/
    https://www.wildnutrition.com/
     

    • 58 min
    #70 Dr Geoff Mullan - How to beat acne and improve skin health

    #70 Dr Geoff Mullan - How to beat acne and improve skin health

    I had the pleasure to welcome on the podcast Functional Medicine Practitioner, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of humanpeople, Dr Geoff Mullan. 
    Drawing on his expansive clinical experience of over 15 years, treating more than 15,000 patients, and three years of rigorous R&D, he’s spearheading an innovative approach to extend healthspan and reduce years lived in ill health. Specifically in the last 7 years this has been focused on a functional medicine approach to longevity utilising frontier technologies like ai and machine learning.
    In this fascinating episode, we explore the nuances and complexities of acne and skin conditions and how to improve them. We discuss foods to lifestyle to treatments and beyond:
    What causes acne
    Signs and symptoms of acne 
    The link between dairy and acne
    Foods linked to acne flare-ups
    Beneficial foods and supplement for acne
    Ways to promote skin health
    Acne medications and treatments
    The benefits of collagen
    Fasting for skin health
    The gut-skin axis
    Please do check out our wonderful sponsors, humanpeople, who are kindly offering all our listeners 6 months of a high-quality Omega 3 supplement absolutely free with any bundle purchase!! https://humanpeople.co/functionalhealth/
     
    Links 
    https://medicetics.com/
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002231662202079X?via%3Dihub

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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74 Ratings

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Episode 57 - Brilliant

The interview with Dr David Unwin on low carb / low sugar was excellent - not to big it up too much but probably life changing - so many more questions now though! - in a good way

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Getting better every week

The quality of interviews is so high in this second series. Really enjoying listening on my commute at the moment!

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Great

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