48 episodes

Hosted by certified functional medicine practitioner, author and keynote speaker Ollie Matthews we go into the health of both men and women including the uncomfortable bits we procrastinate on and hide from the reflection in the mirror.

Interviewing special guests and sharing knowledge to support your health, from functional medicine, nutrition, supplements, biohacking, business, mindset and relationships - we will cover many topics here.

Formerly OJay Health Radio

The Optimal Health Podcast Ollie J Matthews

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Hosted by certified functional medicine practitioner, author and keynote speaker Ollie Matthews we go into the health of both men and women including the uncomfortable bits we procrastinate on and hide from the reflection in the mirror.

Interviewing special guests and sharing knowledge to support your health, from functional medicine, nutrition, supplements, biohacking, business, mindset and relationships - we will cover many topics here.

Formerly OJay Health Radio

    Women's Health Q&A - All things perimenopause, hormones, gut health and sleep

    Women's Health Q&A - All things perimenopause, hormones, gut health and sleep

    We cover some great topics with Paula Cowell asking Ollie the questions. 
    This was a free session put on at Soul Church Norwich on 16th April 2024 to a small audience.
    The challenge starts 29th April and you can sign up for free at www.ojayhealth.com/challenge
    Some questions included but not in order
    How does hormone imbalance affect women's health, especially during perimenopause and menopause?
    What are your thoughts on HRT?
    What are some common signs of hormonal imbalance that women should be aware of?
    Can you explain the connection between hormonal balance and weight management in women?
    What's the most common hormone issue you see with women and what dietary approaches can help mitigate it?
    Are there any particular foods or dietary patterns that can exacerbate hormone imbalance in women?
    Can you explain the role of gut health in hormonal balance?
    How does stress impact hormone function, and what strategies can women use to manage stress effectively?
    How can women optimise their hormonal health through exercise and physical activity?
    What role does sleep play in hormone regulation, particularly during menopausal years?
    What role do environmental toxins play in hormone disruption, and how can women minimise their exposure?
    Can you discuss the importance of regular functional testing for women in their late 30s, 40s, and 50s?
    @olliematthewshealth 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    12 - Leanne Heavens-Hunt - The Journey To Healing, Empowerment And Stepping Into Becoming The Fem Fire Coach

    12 - Leanne Heavens-Hunt - The Journey To Healing, Empowerment And Stepping Into Becoming The Fem Fire Coach

    We talk to Leanne Heavens-Hunt all about her stepping into being The Fem Fire Coach.
    We go deep into Leanne's journey through growing as an athlete, being a powerful instructor and trainer to where she is now, truly an amazing business owner, coach, leader all whilst being able to raise her children at the same time.
    This is amazing, if you've ever wondered 'how does anyone raise a child, run a business, keep a healthy marriage and love themselves at the same time' You can catch up with Leanne at @femfirecoach on Instagram.
    Enjoy the show.
    As always, if you want to chat further about health, www.ojayhealth.com or @olliematthewshealth on Instagram.

    • 58 min
    11 - James O'Keefe - The World Has Forgotten How To Breath

    11 - James O'Keefe - The World Has Forgotten How To Breath

    We are back with James O'Keefe today, talking all about breath work, cold water therapy, being an Unguarded Warrior and more.
    This is a perfect follow on from the first episode with James (Episode 9) and I can vouch for James being one of my trusted experts when it comes to all things breathwork and cold water therapy.
    @JamesOKeefeNRG on social media www.UnguardedWarrior.com for more information.
    @OllieMatthewsHealth

    • 54 min
    Cassandra Andrews - Staying True To Your Masculinity In A World Pushing You Elsewhere

    Cassandra Andrews - Staying True To Your Masculinity In A World Pushing You Elsewhere

    We chat with an amazing individual here, Cassandra Andrews Cassandra Andrews Coaching for Men who is an amazing coach helping guys over 40 truly step into their own with their emotional and physical freedoms
    We talk truly how guys can step into their own masculinity and honestly, I learnt a lot just being the interviewer on this one so I highly recommend a listen with your note book in hand.
    Check out Cassandra on LinkedIn Cassandra Andrews | LinkedIn 
    As always, any questions @OllieMatthewsHealth

    • 54 min
    8 - James O'Keefe - Finding The Unguarded Warrior Within The Mayhem

    8 - James O'Keefe - Finding The Unguarded Warrior Within The Mayhem

    James O'Keefe is the guy behind @UnguardedWarrior @jamesokeefenrg who has one of the most powerful stories of someone turning their life around to have an epic impact on others.
    Coming from a background which would have got him killed if he continued to truly becoming a leading expert in men's mental health from breathing, cold water work and more, this is NOT to be missed.
    If you're going to listen to one episode make it this one (then the second one we recorded which will be out next month!)
    www.unguardedwarrior.com
     

    • 48 min
    8 - Tom Williams - Thriving When Alone In The Wilderness

    8 - Tom Williams - Thriving When Alone In The Wilderness

    Tom Williams is the guy who won the Channel 4 show Alone - surviving on his on in the Canadian Wilderness for over a month
    Tom Williams is the guy behind Desert Island Survival and last year we looked at how he would need to put on weight in the healthiest possible way for a TV show he was applying for - turns out he done more than just held his own whilst on the show.
    We talk about the challenges of being on your own, the challenges of being reintegrated into society and all things in between.
    Check out Tom on instagram @TomWilliamsAlone
    Enjoy the Show
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Good Balance

great to hear a balance of pro and age grouper athletes !!

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Awesome show

Really good show with great advice on training and nutrition.

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Enjoyable- good content and very likeable host : )

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