30 episodes

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

    • Nutrition
    • 4.9, 59 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.

    #29 Jo Gamble - Supporting cancer patients with nutrition and functional medicine

    #29 Jo Gamble - Supporting cancer patients with nutrition and functional medicine

    Prior to the birth of her daughter, Jo was practising as a behavioural therapist, specialising in children with autism and complex learning and behavioural difficulties.
    When her daughter became ill at just 19 months old, life would never quite be the same again. She was diagnosed with her first autoimmune disease which developed into multiple autoimmune diseases and required a four-year chemotherapy regime to suppress her immune system at just 3 years old. 
    Jo began digging deep into her daughter's condition, leaving no stone unturned. She pursued nutritional therapy, training in Functional Medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine and completed training to become a fellow in integrative cancer therapy. 
    In this episode, we discuss how functional medicine can best support cancer patients and the uses of nutrition at any stage of cancer. 
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    • 49 min
    #28 Richard Jacobs - Simple ways to help get a better night's sleep

    #28 Richard Jacobs - Simple ways to help get a better night's sleep

    Sleep problems are something that everyone experiences every once in a while, but not everyone knows how to best tackle these issues, especially if they are ongoing. Richard Jacobs is an entrepreneur and serial podcaster and has interviewed thousands of individuals on medicine, AI, the microbiome and sleep! In this conversation we discuss some of the causes of poor sleep and practical ways that can help you can get a better night's sleep.
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    • 38 min
    #27 Dr Christie Lewis - How to cope with change, combat stress and keep your body and mind active during lockdown

    #27 Dr Christie Lewis - How to cope with change, combat stress and keep your body and mind active during lockdown

    Dr Christie Lewis is an NHS GP, physiotherapist and a private Health and Life Coach, specialising in stress, anxiety and burnout. Perfect to speak to when most of us are stuck in lockdown! 
    Christie also hosts retreats and workshops and is part of the group - Your Lifestyle Doctors, who have a broad and unique set of expertise, focusing on the prevention of illness and lifestyle factors to improve and optimise health.
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    • 44 min
    #26 Angela Walker - Building the evidence for personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine for chronic diseases and common conditions

    #26 Angela Walker - Building the evidence for personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine for chronic diseases and common conditions

    Angela Walker MSc is a registered nutritional therapist with 12 years of clinicalexperience. She holds an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey and has trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has lectured and mentored at under and postgraduate level and developed practitioner programmes on the clinical application of functional laboratory testing.
    She is also a performance coach for TIGNUM and works with leaders and executiveshelping them optimise and sustain cognitive function for peak performances. Her experience brings a unique perspective and her focus is now to develop and showcase new models and best practices for clinicians in personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine. She is the editor and creator of Case Studies in Personalised Nutrition, published in January 2020 and now on the recommended reading list for a number of training providers in the UK and US. She has recently launched her first online programme to future proof the brain “Food for Thought”.
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    • 40 min
    #25 Suzy Glaskie - How to break bad habits and form healthy new ones

    #25 Suzy Glaskie - How to break bad habits and form healthy new ones

    Suzy is an experienced functional medicine health coach, host of the Wellness Unwrapped Podcast and is interested in the far-reaching effects of how our emotions affect our wellbeing. We speak about the best ways to change our damaging behaviours and how to form new healthy ones.
    Breaking habits can be a real challenge. Hopefully, this information makes it easier. 
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    • 49 min
    #24 Dr Robert Verkerk - COVID-19: Preventing infection, potential treatments in the pipeline and the importance of sleep, nutrition and managing stress

    #24 Dr Robert Verkerk - COVID-19: Preventing infection, potential treatments in the pipeline and the importance of sleep, nutrition and managing stress

    In light of the all the recent news on COVID19, I thought it would be fitting to speak with Dr Rob Verkerk from the Alliance for Natural Health International, who is keeping up to date with the recent evidence on the new coronavirus.
    It is a scary and uncertain time for many people. I hope this podcast shines some light on the recent evidence and answers some questions around the new coronavirus - how we can best stay protected and well-nourished during these strange times.NHS GuidelinesPrevent the spread – Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save LivesHow to wash your handsAlliance for Natural Health articlesThe 6 Steps – adapt don’t fightEmpowered not paralysed Immune resilience as nature intendedMedcramMechanisms of how Hydroxychloroquine could be a potential treatmentConsensus paper - Shanghai Vitamin C

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59 Ratings

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Great

Really good and informative information that I always listen to. Thank you. The sound need some attention - I couldn’t hear todays episode even with full volume.

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Getting better every week

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