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The High-Performance Health Podcast is all about optimising your body, mind and lifestyle for high performance. 

Packed full of actionable insights, strategies, bio hacks, lifestyle hacks, mindset strategies and expert performance advice, Angela Foster is on a mission to optimise your human potential. Featuring interviews with some of the top experts on the planet in the fields of health, performance and business, this show aims to inspire, educate and empower you to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

High Performance Health Angela Foster

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The High-Performance Health Podcast is all about optimising your body, mind and lifestyle for high performance. 

Packed full of actionable insights, strategies, bio hacks, lifestyle hacks, mindset strategies and expert performance advice, Angela Foster is on a mission to optimise your human potential. Featuring interviews with some of the top experts on the planet in the fields of health, performance and business, this show aims to inspire, educate and empower you to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

    Building Successful Lifestyle Fixes for Menopause

    Building Successful Lifestyle Fixes for Menopause

    Dr Mindy Pelz, a women’s fasting expert specialising in fasting for women over forty talks to Angela about her own journey and the five key principles that she has created to support a successful fasting lifestyle.

    She explains how she made the lifestyle shifts that have taken her from a chaotic time in her forties to the smooth and easy experience of her early fifties.

    This episode has informative lifestyle fixes for menopause and great content that can be acted on immediately to change your life positively starting now.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    You have to stop eating all day – we operate with two energy systems, one where we burn energy from what we eat and one where we burn energy from fat.
    You cannot get to the energy system burning fat without fasting
    You need to be sensitive to the fact you become more insulin resistant in your forties and beyond
    5:1:1 variation works with 5 days of intermittent fasting, 1 day of extended fasting and 1 day of eating
    Vary your foods through keto variations
    There are specific bacteria in the gut that break down oestrogen
    You have to become insulin sensitive to make oestrogen but you also need a healthy liver and the right bacteria in the gut to break oestrogen down so that it can enter the body
    Detoxing makes the biggest difference to your hormones.
    You need to stop toxifying yourself, review what you put on your skin, what’s in your environment and what you are putting into your body
    You can stimulate autophagy so the cells are detoxing themselves
    Infertility, challenging menopause and compromised immune systems are all toxic issues
    A toxic-free environment must be a priority
    Exercise variation is the key to successful training over forty.
    The goal is to build a fasting lifestyle that can successfully make a difference and be maintained.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘When you are operating from a ketogenic system all these healing switches get turned on’

    ‘Going back to local can help you to know about where your food has come from’

    ‘There is benefit in having high protein and low protein days’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    High Performance Health podcast series\

    Transform your sleep

    DNA optimization

    High Performance website 

    Dr Mindy Pelz website

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Angela Foster

     

    Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

    After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

    To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

    Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

     

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    Sex Differences in Training, Nutrition and Environmental Conditions, Working Positively with Female Physiology with Dr Stacy Sims

    Sex Differences in Training, Nutrition and Environmental Conditions, Working Positively with Female Physiology with Dr Stacy Sims

    Dr Stacy Sims, applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur in human performance talks with Angela about intermittent fasting, exercise, the keto diet and achieving body composition.

    As a globally recognised expert on sex differences in training, nutrition and environmental conditions she shares great advice and insight into the factors that affect women in nutrition and exercise when they are working towards achieving good health and what makes a difference.

    This is a great opportunity to understand more about how to work with your physiology for performance, health and well-being with great content for any woman who wants to know more.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    If you are layering exercising and intermittent fasting its above and beyond the stress that a woman’s body should experience.
    If women lower their calorie intake and have a long period of not eating the resting metabolic rate lowers and they experience tiredness and this in time can result in disrupted cycles.
    You need to consider your diet and nutrition together along with how it affects your daily life.
    Cortisol naturally rises during peri-menopause, one of the responses from having lowered oestrogen and progesterone is more cortisol.
    If you are eating an evening meal and then nothing until breakfast the next day you are getting a twelve-hour daily fast.
    To combat a low energy reserve you need to make sure you are getting good quality sleep.
    Protein is the building block for many things and having good quality protein in your diet and adaptogens will support good recovery and sustaining good health
    You need blood flow monitoring with whatever device you are using to gain a more accurate picture of what’s going on
    Adaptogens can support your symptoms with less intensity and can be tried prior to any hormone replacement.
    The pill disrupts your endocrine system because it down-regulates your natural oestrogen and progesterone
    The oral contraceptive pill affects many other systems in the body such as HRV, the pattern of your response is different, it also decreases strength capacity
    With exercise, you should be either be working low and slow for recovery or doing high intensity with low repetition you need remove the grey ‘mid area of exercise’ that stresses the body with no results.
    When exercising if you work in the 4-6 rep range you will get both hypertrophy and strength.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘The whole hormonal experience is a long way from what men experience’

    ‘It’s not about time in the gym it’s about how high the stimulus is’

    ‘There is a silent pressure and burden for women with all the elements that they are dealing with on a day to day basis’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    High Performance Health podcast series\

    Transform your sleep

    DNA optimization

    High Performance website 

    Dr Stacey Sims

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Angela Foster

     

    Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

    After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

    To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

    Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

     

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Instagram

    Facebook

    LinkedIn

    High Performance Health FB Group

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Breathing Habits for a Healthier Life with Patrick McKeown

    Breathing Habits for a Healthier Life with Patrick McKeown

    Angela is talking again with Patrick McKeown, world-renowned Buteyko expert and author of multiple best-selling books about breathing and the influence it has on other functions of the body.

    In this fascinating episode, they discuss how breathing can control your blood pH and circulation along with the importance of enhancing your vagus nerve activity to bring balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems and how breathing is key in achieving this.

    They also discuss how breathing activities are successfully used to bring asthma under control and the positive benefits for individuals who have been taught specific breathing techniques in the management of their asthma.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    There are a variety of influences on breathing including genetics, hormones, lifestyle, and environment.
    The primary regulator of blood pH is breathing
    People with cold hands and feet often have poor breathing patterns, blood vessels are constricting because of the lower carbon dioxide
    Women breathe differently from men and this because of hormones
    It’s important to gain some control over your breathing because you can exert control to change things
    Women should track their breathing using the Bolt Score. The lower the bolt score the closer women are to exhibiting symptoms
    If you can improve the biochemistry of breathing you can improve circulation and calm the central nervous system
    It’s important to change and improve our breathing patterns during rest because it’s these breathing patterns that influence breathing when we sleep
    Nasal breathing is so much more efficient than mouth breathing which is about a  fight or flight mode.
    When you bring the body into relaxation you can do this through a slow prolonged exhalation
    Our physiology can influence whether we are in a state of relaxation or not
    How you breathe during the day impacts on how you sleep.
    For 15 minutes prior to sleeping slow down your breathing to stimulate the vagus nerve

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Breathwork training should be done alongside medical treatments’

    ‘The pressure of carbon dioxide in the blood is determined by the carbon dioxide in the lungs and this is decided by your breathing’

    ‘Humming and cold water stimulate the vagus nerve’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    High Performance Health podcast series\

    Transform your sleep

    DNA optimization

    High Performance website 

    The Breathing Cure - Patrick McKeown

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Angela Foster

     

    Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

    After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

    To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

    Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

     

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Instagram

    Facebook

    LinkedIn

    High Performance Health FB Group

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Paradigms, Energy and Brain Powered Weight Loss with Eliza Kingsford

    Paradigms, Energy and Brain Powered Weight Loss with Eliza Kingsford

    Eliza Kingsford is a mind/body practitioner, licenced psychotherapist and leading expert in weight management and body image.

    She talks with Angela about weight loss and how we all stay stuck in our own story and pattern, repeating it over and over unless we are able to move out and change the paradigm.

    When you are able to change your paradigms and work effectively with the energy you have

    you are better equipped to deal with everything. You can objectively look at any situation and ask the questions that will move you forward and Eliza shares great content about how anyone can change a paradigm when they learn how to connect with the alignment of themselves.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The first step is to examine your values and what you believe.
    Looking at what you have and don’t have will tell you what your beliefs are. Our results are a reflection of our paradigm.
    You can give people all of the tools they require but if the unconscious paradigm hasn’t been addressed you will always go back to what your beliefs are.
    At our core, we are all just energy beings and you attract the energy you put out.
    Your emotions are the indicator for your energy field and whether you are out of alignment
    Until you have a clear understanding of where you are going the brain pulls information from the past.
    You need to stop doing everything and turn inward to concentrate on your vibration and blueprint, where you are going.
    Focus on repetitive action and actively engage with rituals and tools that will shift you from your current pathway until the person you are becoming is your new normal
    The more you surrender to the process without rules and obligations the easier it is for the energy.
    Surrender is not about giving up it’s the opposite it’s what keeps us out of our way and stops the messages such as ‘I can’t’
    Words are just a representation of your physical emotions the vibration, the emotionality, is what changes our outside world
    It’s not what we say that matters it’s how we feel, the vibration that changes

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Whatever your story, it’s what you will achieve in life’

    ‘The more you surrender and slow down the quicker the change will come’

    ‘Everyone needs to connect with the alignment of themselves’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    High Performance Health podcast series\

    Transform your sleep

    DNA optimization

    High Performance website 

    Eliza Kingsford

    Brain Powered Weight Loss - Eliza Kingsford

    Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself - Joe Dispenza

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Angela Foster

     

    Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

    After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

    To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

    Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

     

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Instagram

    Facebook

    LinkedIn

    High Performance Health FB Group

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    DNA-Optimised Nutrition with Rachel Clarkson, ‘The DNA Dietitian’

    DNA-Optimised Nutrition with Rachel Clarkson, ‘The DNA Dietitian’

    Rachel Clarkson ‘The DNA Dietitian’ talks with Angela about the wealth of information you can find out from your DNA that can empower you in customising your nutrition for optimal health and longevity.

    As a dietitian specialising in nutrigenomics, she shares a fascinating insight into this area of science and the positive changes that individuals can make when they understand their own genetic makeup.

    Nutrigenomics is about optimising the expression of your genetics and the opportunity to take the guesswork out of your diet, a powerful element in the jigsaw of health and longevity.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    DNA is the genetic code that tells the body what to do and what it should be.
    Nutrigenomics looks at specific variations in DNA that alter how you process the nutrients taken in through food and supplements
    Knowing your genetic makeup can be empowering in changing your lifestyle
    Different nutrients have different variations of ‘snips’ that alter one response
    People with the AA genotype variation of the FTO are more likely to respond well to a high protein diet
    The area of nutrigenomics doesn’t predict obesity or the likelihood of being overweight
    the variation of the ACTA gene that someone processes can be thought of like colours, you can either have the pink, blue or green variation.
    Depending on the variation you hold you process nutrients differently
    Having the AA variation means are more likely to feel satisfied and not overeat.
    When you understand your genetics, you can begin to bio-hack your body to achieve optimum health
    If you are living a life not based around health then you will probably have some bad genes being expressed
    Having information about yourself is motivating and being able to track progress also motivates.
    People are more motivated to make change when they are given dietary recommendations through a regulated health care professional about their genetics
    An individual’s requirements will differ according to what they do day to day.
    You can target specifically taking the guesswork out of your diet.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘It’s powerful that individuals are more likely to make change when advice is specific to them’

    ‘It’s important that advice is understood as part of the jigsaw’

    ‘There needs to be more education to help people acknowledge the benefits’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    High Performance Health podcast series\

    Transform your sleep

    DNA optimization

    High Performance website 

    The DNA Dietitian

    The DNA dietitian Instagram

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Angela Foster

     

    Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

    After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

    To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

    Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

     

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Instagram

    Facebook

    LinkedIn

    High Performance Health FB Group

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • 47 min
    Where the Mind Goes the Body will Follow with Chase Chewning

    Where the Mind Goes the Body will Follow with Chase Chewning

    When Chase was medically discharged from the military he faced having to start life all over again and in this inspirational episode, he talks to Angela about his journey and his ultimate goal in life.

    You have to choose to find a way in life and Chase discusses how he learned to look at things differently, taking complete ownership and meaning over his life making a conscious choice to think differently and take different actions seeking the problems and focusing on finding the right solutions to move forward in the right way.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    At the time I was on active service it was during the global war on terrorism so it was a high-stress environment.
    When I was medically discharged and had to start life all over again. I knew I was going to have to look at things differently.
    It  was strength training in a gym environment that provided the opportunity to work specific muscle groups
    The human body is extremely resilient, it can suffer and endure a lot and it can overcome a lot if you can focus on how to rehabilitate it in the right way.
    No matter what got you there you have to look at things a bit differently to move forward
    My ultimate goal is to continuously learn and to help as many people as possible.
    Sharing your message and reaching a bigger audience is what makes a difference.
    You have to build a community, a support system of those people who want you to succeed.
    You have to choose to find a way in life. You have to decide to go problem hunting
    You have to take complete ownership and meaning over your life
    You have to make a conscious choice to think differently and take different actions.
    Where the mind goes the body will follow.
    I got very clear on who I was and how I wanted to show up in the world.
    I constantly check in with myself about how I’m feeling and what I need.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Walking regularly is hugely under-rated, it has benefits for both mental and physical health’

    ‘When you are in active service during a time of war every day could be the day of something happening on a grandiose scale’

    ‘I knew I was going have to look at things differently’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    High Performance Health podcast series\

    Transform your sleep

    DNA optimization

    High Performance website 

    Ever Forward Podcast with Chase Chewning

    Chase Chewning Instagram

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Angela Foster

     

    Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

    After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

    To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

    Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

     

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Instagram

    Facebook

    LinkedIn

    High Performance Health FB Group

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min

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MichaB8888 ,

Favorite Podcast for biohacking and performance!

Cutting edge content, with great guests. She leaves no stone unturned, and asks her guests great questions. She is authentic and passionate about her life and work and it shines through in the thoughtfulness of this podcast. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to improve their life to make this one a go to!
Thank you Angela Foster!

SLB Yogini ,

She has her fingers on the pulse of all things health

As someone who strives to stay abreast of everything that helps me, my family, and my clients live a long and healthy life, discovering the High Performance Health podcast was a godsend. Its host, Angela Foster, offers information on a broad range of health-related topics and does so in such a thorough, clear, and professional manner. Today, we must all be our own health advocates, and because of this podcast, I'm now more informed thanks to Angela and her many expert guests!

BrooklynMaggie ,

Exciting site for cutting edge health information

Angela Foster's High Proformance Health Podcast is an exciting resource for the newest, best thinking on staying fit, healthy, vibrant, and happy . Her interviews challenge standard approaches to health with new ideas, new protocols, and best practices. And her enthusiasm is contagious!!

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