Host Paul Taylor, a Neuroscientist, Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and PhD student in Psychology, interviews experts from around the world on cutting edge research and practices related to improving your mind, body and brain to become your best self.
Sweet Poison & Toxic Oils with the arch-disruptor, David Gillespie
My guest today is David Gillespie - a lawyer and the best-selling author of Sweet Poison, a book that is generally credited with starting the current wave of sugar awareness in Australia.
He followed Sweet Poison up with 8 more books – most of them about nutrition and diet, with another book on education and another one on surviving contact with psychopaths in the workplace and at home.
In today's podcast we focus mainly on the serious health effects of sugar, especially the fructose element (remember that table sugar is half glucose and half fructose) and seed oils (which are misrepresented as vegetable oils).
You can check out David's books and plethora of resources on his website - and I highly recommend that you do.
Nutritional science vs marketing hype with Dr Tim Crowe
My guest today is Dr Tim Crowe, who has spent 25 years as an academic in the field of nutrition, with both a Masters Degree and PhD in the area. His research career spans laboratory molecular biology research right through to clinical nutrition trials and he is the co-author of Understanding Nutrition, a textbook used by many Universities in Australian and New Zealand in nutrition and dietetics courses.
In this podcast, we discuss The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of inflammation, popular diets and nutritional supplements and Tim does a great job of separating the science from the marketing hype.
Check out Tim's awesome website with lots of nutrition articles and his podcast.
Moving Beyond Gratitude to a Naikan Reflection with Carly Taylor
Today's episode is with my (much) better half, Carly Taylor, as we explore a very powerful self-reflection tool from Japanese Psychology that I like to describe as 'Gratitude on Steroids', and as you'll see, it's a great method for enhancing or repairing relationships in your life.
To find out more about Naikan, check out the book titled 'Naikan' by Greg Krech's, Carly's mentor in Japanese Psychology.
For coaching with Carly, check out her website.
Why 'when you eat' is as important for your health as 'what you eat'.
Today's podcast is a deep dive by yours truly into time-restricted eating and how it can have a massive impact on your metabolism and health.
Here is a link to the research article mentioned in the podcast.
Why Positive Psychology isn't enough to get you through tough times, with Dr Lucy Hone
My guest today is definitely a thought leader and PracAdemic on resilience. Dr. Lucy Hone’s is much in demand as a public speaker, with her TED talk, 3 Secrets of Resilient People, viewed over 6 million times. Adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury, her research is published internationally, and her PhD was acknowledged for its outstanding contribution at the World Congress of Positive Psychology in 2019. She is the author of the best-selling book, Resilient Grieving, co-author of Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing, and co-convenor of the Wellbeing in Education NZ conferences.
Check out Lucy’s website for talks, books and online courses.
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Finally, if anyone wants some Mindset coaching, based on ACT and Japanese Psychology - and if you're prepared to do the work - go to carlytaylorcoaching.com.au
Harnessing the power of Hormesis and The Goldilocks Effect
Today's episode is a solo podcast where I do a deep dive into the science of hormesis: sub-lethal exposure to stressors or toxins which, at high levels can kill us, but at low levels induce stress resistance.