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Welcome to The Food Medic podcast hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online. For more information you can find Hazel at www.thefoodmedic.co.uk or on social media instagram, twitter, and facebook @TheFoodMedic. The Food Medic for Life books is out now which is available online on amazon and in most good book stores.

The Food Medic Dr. Hazel Wallace

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 249 Ratings

Welcome to The Food Medic podcast hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online. For more information you can find Hazel at www.thefoodmedic.co.uk or on social media instagram, twitter, and facebook @TheFoodMedic. The Food Medic for Life books is out now which is available online on amazon and in most good book stores.

    S6 E4: Maximising recovery in sport and exercise with Dr Marc Bubbs

    S6 E4: Maximising recovery in sport and exercise with Dr Marc Bubbs

    Dr. Marc Bubbs is the Performance Nutrition Director for Canada Basketball and performance nutrition consultant for a portfolio of professional and Olympic athletes preparing for Tokyo 2021.

    Marc is the author of the highly-acclaimed and best-selling book PEAK – The New Science of Athletic Performance That Is Revolutionizing Sports which highlights the tactics and strategies of elite athletes and performance staff in professional sport. His upcoming new book PEAK40 – The New Science of Mid-Life Health for a Leaner, Stronger Body and Sharper Mind has just come out this May. Marc is also the host of the Performance Nutrition Podcast.

    This episode covers:
    - Marc’s background and current projects
    - Overtraining vs under recovery
    - The recovery pyramid
    - Recovery nutrition: The big 3, micronutrients, supplements
    - Alcohol and recovery
    - Exercise and immunity
    - Strategies to monitor recovery - biomarkers, HRV, wearables
    - Popular recovery strategies; Cryotherapy, Cold + hot therapy, percussive massage guns, CBD oil.
    - Sleep and performance

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

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    www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    This podcast episode is sponsored by WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic

    • 43 min
    S6 E3: Amelia Nagoski on Burnout

    S6 E3: Amelia Nagoski on Burnout

    Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A. (Doctorate of Musical Arts), is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music at Western New England University. Amelia is co-author, with her twin sister Emily, of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. I first came across Emily and Amelia on Brene Brown's podcast and instantl;y bought their book - which I urge you to do so too! Emily couldn't join us for this recording but Amelia did an incredible job of telling us what we need to know when it comes to burnout.

    This episode covers:
    - Inspiration behind the book 'Burnout'
    - What exactly is burnout and how it differs from work-related stress?
    - “Human-giver syndrome”
    - Why those in helping professions are more likely to experience burnout.
    - The causes of burnout and how to prevent it happening
    - How to recover from burnout.
    - What fundamental things organisations can do to support their staff and prevent burnout.
    - How to set and deal with the guilt of implementing boundaries in your work and personal life.
    - Practical exercises people can do to integrate more down time and rest into their schedules.

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    instagram/twitter/facebook: @thefoodmedic
    www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    This podcast episode is sponsored by WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic

    • 44 min
    S6 E2: How wearables can optimize health and performance with Kristen Holmes

    S6 E2: How wearables can optimize health and performance with Kristen Holmes

    Kristen Holmes is the Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP. She works with top researchers and hundreds of the best tactical, pro and collegiate athletes and teams in the world to optimize training, recovery and sleep. In addition to her extensive professional and academic background, Kristen was a 3x All American and 2x Big 10 Athlete of the year at the University of Iowa competing in both Field Hockey and Basketball. She was a 7-year member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team and one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won 12 league titles in 13 seasons and a National Championship at Princeton University.

    This episode covers:
    - Kristen's extensive academic and sporting background
    - How she became interested in wearable technology
    - What makes WHOOP different to a fitness tracker or smart watch
    - New and exciting research that WHOOP is currently doing
    - Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and strategies to improve recovery
    - Nutrition, meal timing, and wearables
    - Insights into sex and gender differences when it comes to performance and recovery
    - Scientifically proven tactics to improve sleep
    - The most impactful changes we can start today to improve performance + everyday health.

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    instagram/twitter/facebook: @thefoodmedic
    www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    This podcast episode is sponsored by WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic

    • 51 min
    S6 E1: How to make habits that stick with James Clear

    S6 E1: How to make habits that stick with James Clear

    "You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

    James Clear is a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. His book, Atomic Habits, is a New York Times bestseller and more than 1,000,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter at jamesclear.com. His work has appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine, Time Magazine, the New York Times, and on CBS This Morning. His strategies have been used by coaches and teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. I’ve been following his work since the early days back in 2013 and I am still a mega fan. Grab a pen and paper - or open your notes app - because there are SO many great takeaways from this episode.

    This episode covers:
    - James’s journey and what led him to write Atomic Habits
    - How to make habits that stick: The 4 laws of behaviour change
    - Systems vs habits vs goals
    - The 2 minute rule: how to stop procrastinating and start a new habit
    - Making hard-to-stick habits satisfying and rewarding
    - Small habits lead to big wins
    - How changing your habits may require you to change your tribe
    - How to say no and avoid daily distractions
    - Technology and social media shape our thoughts and habits
    - How you can stay motivated when you get bored


    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    instagram/twitter/facebook: @thefoodmedic
    www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    This podcast episode is sponsored by WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic

    • 45 min
    S5 E10: How To Sleep (Better)

    S5 E10: How To Sleep (Better)

    On the season finale, Dr Hazel discusses all things sleep with Dr Sophie Bostock - a Sleep Evangelist who is on a mission to help millions of people to improve their lives by unlocking the science of sleep. Sophie studied Medicine and Entrepreneurship before completing a PhD in Health Psychology at UCL. Following several years with award-winning digital medicine company, Sleepio, Sophie launched TheSleepScientist.com to provide education and coaching for clients in business, the military, healthcare and elite sport.

    Topics include
    * Why do we sleep? And why is it so important?
    * The 8 hour rule and can you sleep too much?
    * Can you make up for sleep debt on the weekend?
    * Tips on how to achieve a good nights sleep.
    * Sleep tracking devices - help or hinder sleep?
    * Listener Question: “If I’m a light sleeper - does that mean I’m not achieving deep sleep?”
    * Listener Question: “Is melatonin effective for sleep problems? Or just jet lag?”
    * Listener Question: “CBD is widely marketed as a sleep aid - what does the evidence say?”
    * Listener Question: “Relationship between food and sleep - foods we should avoid/include”
    * Listener Q “why do some people remember their dreams and others don’t? Is it down to sleep quality?”

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    • 30 min
    S5 E9: IBS, Probiotics and Prebiotics

    S5 E9: IBS, Probiotics and Prebiotics

    In this week's episode Hazel is joined by Dr Eirini Dimidi, a registered dietitian and Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at KCL. Dr Dimidi is undertaking research on nutrition-based interventions, including fibre, plant foods, prebiotics, probiotics, and the low FODMAP diet, in gastrointestinal health.

    Topics include:
    * What is gut health?
    * How do we know if we have a healthy gut microbiota?
    * IBS: diagnosis, management, and dietary advice
    * The Low FODMAP diet
    * Probiotics and their role in IBS and in healthy individuals
    * Evidence for probiotic food and drink in gut healthn
    * IBS and a plant-based diet
    * Food and Mood: the gut-brain axis.

    If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family.

    @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

Themeditationguru ,

Love all things Food Medic!

Hazel is such an inspiration and I highly recommend her show!

tammy590 ,

Excellent!

I just listened to the season 5 finale on sleep. This was a wonderful episode that answered all of my questions about sleep. This was the first episode I listened to but will not be my last! Dr. Hazel has a wonderful calm voice and many great topics! Loved it!

maddylynnbeck ,

Great & helpful information!

I absolutely love this podcast! It’s often hard for people to enter the health world with no prior knowledge. This podcast makes health easy and accessible!

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