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The show that cuts through the nonsense about healthy living and tells you what you need to be doing to live healthier each and every day.

Join Karl each week for tips and practical advice to help your real health journey. Plus, find out the science behind the advice and get some inspirational and honest stories for healthy living.

To get in contact with the show email realhealth@independent.ie.

The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

Real Health with Karl Henry Independent.ie

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 500 Ratings

The show that cuts through the nonsense about healthy living and tells you what you need to be doing to live healthier each and every day.

Join Karl each week for tips and practical advice to help your real health journey. Plus, find out the science behind the advice and get some inspirational and honest stories for healthy living.

To get in contact with the show email realhealth@independent.ie.

The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    How confidence works with neuroscientist Ian Robertson

    How confidence works with neuroscientist Ian Robertson

    This week I’m talking about confidence, why it's important and how we can stay confident in the face of failure.

    I’m joined by clinical psychologist and neuroscientist Ian Robertson, who has written the new book ‘How Confidence Works: The new science of self belief, why some people learn it and others don’t’.

    Ian says having confidence can empower us to reach heights never thought possible: ‘It could make us healthier, live longer, happier and more motivated. But if you don't have confidence, it can have a devastating effect on your future. Confidence lies at the core of what makes things happen.’

    According to Ian, confidence isn’t necessarily something we are born with, but it is something we can learn. He says it can even change our brain’s physiology: ‘Feeling confident about being able to face up to something you are frightened of actually boosts your immune system, despite the fear you feel.’

    And Ian has some really great tips on how to turn your nerves on their head and use that energy to build your confidence. We also talk about things like Imposter Syndrome, what it is, how somebody can recognise it in themselves and what we can do to put a stop to it.

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:

    www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-re…health-podcast/

    And you can get in touch - I’m @KarlHenryPT on Instagram and Twitter and realhealth@independent.ie.

    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 27 min
    Trisha’s Transformation on therapy, balance and finally finding happiness

    Trisha’s Transformation on therapy, balance and finally finding happiness

    On this week’s show, I’m talking about weight loss, how to build a strong plan and what to do if you hit challenges along the way.

    I’m joined by Trisha Lewis, of Trisha’s Transformation who has been incredibly honest about her weight loss journey so far.



    ‘I don’t know how I didn’t cop it already Karl but I had an eating disorder…I have a binge eating disorder and from there I went to therapy and I realised I needed a bit of help with my head and from the first session everything made sense to me.’



    Trisha tells me how the pandemic impacted her weight loss plan and how she has gotten back on track and finally found balance in her life. Like many of us, Trisha has found therapy helpful in learning to set boundaries and say ‘no’.



    ‘If you feel that you don’t have boundaries and you’re that person that says yes the whole time chance the ‘no’ every so often because it’s actually so refreshing and you realise how much time you actually have and when you say ‘yes’ it’s because you actually want to.



    Trisha has written a new book, Trisha’s 21 Day Reset which gives you the foundations of a resilient weight-loss plan, so that when you fall off the wagon you don’t have to beat yourself up – you simply reset.



    Trisha, who is best known for documenting her weight loss experience on her instagram, says it hasn’t been easy: “Failures, setbacks and curveballs have all been part of the journey, but I want to spread the message that weight loss doesn’t have to be about constant deprivation and self-punishment.”



    As a chef, she also gives top tips on how to eat better: “I believe it’s important for people losing weight that they don't lose out on flavour as well.”



    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:

    www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-re…health-podcast/

    And you can get in touch - I’m @KarlHenryPT on Instagram and Twitter and realhealth@independent.ie.

    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 28 min
    Real Health: How to find a healthier, happier gut with The Gut Experts

    Real Health: How to find a healthier, happier gut with The Gut Experts

    This week’s Real Health episode is all about gut health.

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a bit of a taboo subject but it is estimated to effect one in ten people. It impacts two and half times more women than men and can have a significant impact on a person’s sex life, relationships, work and social activities.

    But it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m joined by is a consultant gastroenterologist Professor Barbara Ryan and registered dietician Elaine McGowan AKA The Gut Experts to talk about managing and living with IBS.

    According to the Gut Experts “Many of those with IBS feel dismissed by family, friends and even healthcare professionals and unfortunately there is no cure for IBS but there is hope. With dietary and lifestyle modifications, and sometimes medication it can be managed. Finding the right diet, managing stress and getting good sleep are key. It is a holistic approach.”

    “Every person has different triggers. Sometimes people are eating too ‘healthy’ and aren’t actually getting enough fiber in their diet.”

    “A dietician will examine a client’s pattern of eating, the fluids they are consuming (too much coffee), are the eating on the hoof. All these things impact IBS.”

    “We ask people to keep a food diary and then we produce a dietary strategy for people which involved reducing the amount of certain foods for 4-6 weeks and then reintroducing them slowly.”

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:

    www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-re…health-podcast/

    And you can get in touch - I’m @KarlHenryPT on Instagram and Twitter and realhealth@independent.ie.

    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 25 min
    The Menopause - everything you need to know with Dr Deirdre Lundy

    The Menopause - everything you need to know with Dr Deirdre Lundy

    This week’s show is all about the menopause. Although it directly affects half the population, the menopause has remained a stubbornly taboo topic. 80% of women who reach menopause suffer symptoms but are often misdiagnosed. Now the shroud of secrecy has finally started to lift.
    British TV presenter Davina McCall has made a documentary on the topic and shared her own HRT journey. And here in Ireland, Joe Duffy’s Liveline was kept going for over a week with listeners sharing their menopause story.
    Today I’m joined by Dr Deirdre Lundy a specialist in Women’s Health who explains everything there is to know about the menopause – what it is, when it starts, what the symptoms are and how to treat it.
    Dr Lundy is one of only four doctors in Ireland who is accredited by the British Menopause Society. She breaks down the myths surrounding hormone replacement therapy.
    “The original HRT products were gathered from the urine of pregnant horses. These versions of HRT raised concerns about the welfare of the pregnant mares as well as the impact an equine hormone might have on a woman.”
    She also explains that a flawed 2002 study from the US created concern about a possible link between using HRT and breast cancer. “So, during the last 20 years GPs became deskilled in its use.”
    This episode is packed full of great tips and practical advice on how to deal with symptoms of the menopause.
    And for more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-re…health-podcast/
    And you can get in touch - I’m @KarlHenryPT on Instagram and Twitter and realhealth@independent.ie.
    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.
    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 34 min
    The Six Foundations of Fat Loss with Personal Trainer Larry Doyle

    The Six Foundations of Fat Loss with Personal Trainer Larry Doyle

    This week I break down the six foundations of fat loss with personal trainer and podcast host Larry Doyle.
    Larry has some great simple tips to boost your fat loss and improve your mood, energy and sex life too!
    According to Larry food isn’t as important as you might think. It’s all about sleep, stress management, digestion, exercise, and mental wellbeing. Only when you have looked at all those things is it time to examine your food intake.
    Larry is all about sustainable progress and making small changes: ‘The World Health Organisation recommend 150-300 minutes per week of exercise, of ANY exercise that involves getting your hearth-rate up for a sustained period, it doesn’t need to be heavy or hard training.’
    We also talk about the importance of proper digestion. As Larry says ‘poop right, feel great. It’s important to have a good environment and remember to chew sufficiently and avoid eating while you are stressed.’
    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-re…health-podcast/
    And you can get in touch - I’m @KarlHenryPT on Instagram and Twitter and realhealth@independent.ie.
    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.
    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 30 min
    Five tips to healthier eating with Catherine Fulvio

    Five tips to healthier eating with Catherine Fulvio

    On this week’s show is all about getting out of the food rut you’re stuck in and giving you some inspiration to cook delicious, healthy meals.

    Ballyknocken TV Chef Catherine Fulvio is here with her top five tips for healthier eating.

    Catherine has plenty of ideas on how to inject flavour into your meals as well as some simple inspiration on how to get creative.

    ‘It’s very off-putting seeing Instagram pictures of perfect fridges with nothing in it except glass boxes of breakfasts, lunches and dinners – it’s all too unattainable for most. To be honest, I don’t want to know on a Sunday what is for dinner for next Saturday! And is it even fresh? So, my top tip: break it up to twice per week, that way you can be reactive to what’s in the fridge so there’s no food waste. Do your meal prep on a Sunday and Wednesday.’
    Catherine is a great believer in instilling healthy-eating habits in children which will stay with them a lifetime.
    ‘I think as they grow older, kids can take on the role of cooking the dinner once a week for the family. Also, as they grow into their teens, they become more nutritionally aware. If they know food, they will know what’s good for their bodies, for their strength, for skin, hair, nails – everything that’s important to a teenager. Plus, it’s a life skill, when they go away to college.
    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-re…health-podcast/
    And you can get in touch - I’m @KarlHenryPT on Instagram and Twitter and realhealth@independent.ie.
    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.
    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 21 min

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