81 episodes

Leigh is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, CHEK Practitioner, CHEK Faculty Instructor, Active Release Techniques® Therapist, author and podcast host. His extensive training and years of clinical experience has given Leigh the ability to provide a truly holistic approach to helping his clients over the years, which they have found very effective often after other approaches hadn’t helped. The Radical Health Rebel Podcast brings you weekly discussions and interviews on all things health and wellness - from exercise, nutrition and emotions, to chronic pain, gut and skin health and more. Each week, Leigh introduces you to his expert guests and every episode will help you achieve optimal health, wellness and happiness.

Radical Health Rebel Leigh Brandon

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Leigh is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, CHEK Practitioner, CHEK Faculty Instructor, Active Release Techniques® Therapist, author and podcast host. His extensive training and years of clinical experience has given Leigh the ability to provide a truly holistic approach to helping his clients over the years, which they have found very effective often after other approaches hadn’t helped. The Radical Health Rebel Podcast brings you weekly discussions and interviews on all things health and wellness - from exercise, nutrition and emotions, to chronic pain, gut and skin health and more. Each week, Leigh introduces you to his expert guests and every episode will help you achieve optimal health, wellness and happiness.

    80 - Breast Cancer: The Emotional & Spiritual Side of Healing with Grace De Angeli

    80 - Breast Cancer: The Emotional & Spiritual Side of Healing with Grace De Angeli

    In this week’s episode entitled “Breast Cancer: The Emotional and Spiritual Side of Healing”, I spoke with Grace De Angeli about her own breast cancer journey and how she now mentors those who have just received a diagnosis of breast cancer.
    This was a really great conversation and with so many people affected by breast cancer these days, a subject that most people need to hear. 
    The episode does end on a positive note, not just how well Grace is living today, but clear advice for those who have been recently diagnosed and are wondering what all the different options are in terms of returning to full health.

    We discussed:
    2:04
    Grace's Breast Cancer journey
    30:20
    Detecting Breast Cancer
    43:20
    Exploring the root cause of great cancer
    52:10
    Grace's Cancer was a blessing
    59:08
    Is cancer a genetic abnormality
    1:03:10
    Options available to breast cancer patients
    1:06:31
    Why Grace helps women just diagnosed with breast cancer

    You can find Grace @:
    www.gracedeangeli.com 


    Support the show
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    You can find Leigh @:
    Leigh website - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/
    Leigh's books - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/books/
    Eliminate Adult Acne Programme - https://skinwebinar.com/
    HEAL THEM Education Programme - http://healthemeducation.vhx.tv/
    Radical Health Rebel YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@radicalhealthrebelpodcast

    • 1 hr 13 min
    79 - Un-Exercising with Purpose to Prevent Injury and Relieve Pain with Cari Vann

    79 - Un-Exercising with Purpose to Prevent Injury and Relieve Pain with Cari Vann

    In this episode, I spoke with Cari Vann, Exercise Physiologist & Holistic Movement Mentor with over 26 years of experience both professionally and personally. Cari has always loved to move and struggled with pain from an early age, which motivated her to find solutions. This led Cari on a journey to where she is today, helping women overcoming pain using a holistic approach.

    We discussed:
    1:57
    Cari's background
    12:35
    Common pain conditions Cari sees in her practise
    24:05
    Key elements to pain prevention
    33:40
    The 'Complete Well Body Method'
    41:10
    Key considerations for eliminating back pain
    44:02
    Keys to overall health & wellness

    You can find Cari @:
    https://www.movementcraft.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/movementcraft/
    https://www.movementcraft.com/podcast
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXR2yI_d126HX40aL9Gb9Ig
    https://www.facebook.com/pilatesmedicine/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cari-vann-b0360310/
    https://twitter.com/MovementCraft
    https://www.tiktok.com/@movement_craft


    Support the show
    Don't forget to leave a Rating for the podcast!

    You can find Leigh @:
    Leigh website - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/
    Leigh's books - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/books/
    Eliminate Adult Acne Programme - https://skinwebinar.com/
    HEAL THEM Education Programme - http://healthemeducation.vhx.tv/
    Radical Health Rebel YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@radicalhealthrebelpodcast

    • 52 min
    78 - Are Oxalates Causing Your Pain? with Sally Norton

    78 - Are Oxalates Causing Your Pain? with Sally Norton

    This week's episode I had the great pleasure to speak with Sally Norton, author of "Toxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Super Foods Are Making You Sick ' and How to Get Better".

    "Toxic Superfoods" stands out to me as one of the best and most important books ever written on nutrition and believe me, I have read many nutrition books. 

    As you will see discover, Sally is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of Oxalates and the damage they can and do to human health. 


    I believe this one of the most important interviews I have done and will make it part of my mission to spread this knowledge as far and wide as possible. 

    With the current level of health and disease in the world, this information is greatly needed. If you are tuning in to the podcast, then I'm assuming that health is important to you, and I have little doubt the information contained within this episode will be of great value to you.

    We discussed:

    2:44


    Sally's background 


    7:45


    The dangers of Oxalates


    15:20


    Signs of Oxalate overload


    32:09


    How widespread Oxalate overload is


    41:46


    Foods high in Oxalate


    46:19


    Oxalates & gut health


    51:46


    Swapping to low Oxalate foods


    1:02:05


    Why the medical profession doesn't understand Oxalates


    1:10:10


    Sally's Top 3 Tips



    You can contact Sally @:


    Website: https://sallyknorton.comToxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Overload is Making You Sick-and How to Get Better: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/646534/toxic-superfoods-by-sally-k-norton-mphYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFpmJtV19QCyjzaC5U691-AAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593139585?tag=randohouseinc7986-20IG: https://www.instagram.com/sknorton IG: https://www.instagram.com/toxicsuperfoods_oxalate_bookFB: https://www.facebook.com/BeFreetoThrive/X: https://twitter.com/BetterLowOxSupport the show
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    You can find Leigh @:
    Leigh website - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/
    Leigh's books - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/books/
    Eliminate Adult Acne Programme - https://skinwebinar.com/
    HEAL THEM Education Programme - http://healthemeducation.vhx.tv/
    Radical Health Rebel YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@radicalhealthrebelpodcast

    • 1 hr 10 min
    77 - Healthy Cancer Comeback with Fitz Koehler

    77 - Healthy Cancer Comeback with Fitz Koehler

    In this week's episode, I share the amazing, inspirational story of fitness expert, Fitz Koehler.
    Fitz shares her story of how she overcame breast cancer, including the story of how she successfully got through 15-months of torturous treatment with the aid of exercise, nutrition, a positive mindset, a great outlook on life and seeking joy. 
    We also had an interesting debate over red meat and whether the science supports the claim that red meat consumption causes cancer. Suffice to say, we respectfully agreed to disagree like adults on that subject. 

    After the interview, Fitz kindly sent me a link to the science that suggests that red meat increases the risk of colon cancer by 28%. I have included the link in the show notes. I have also included a link to a critique by Dr Paul Saladino of the research that makes those claims.

    I would never suggest you believe anything I or my guests say, but would always suggest you do your own research and come to your own conclusions.  The links provided are good place to begin research into that subject, should you wish to do so.
    I really hope you enjoy this episode and take inspiration from it.

    We discussed:
    2:45
    Fitz's story and biggest health challenge
    35:50
    The most important things cancer patients need to know
    51:50
    How exercise and nutrition affect your cancer recovery
    54:00
    The Cancer Comeback Series
    1:00:14
    Fitz's Top 3 Tips

    You can find Fitz @:
    Fitzness.com 
    https://www.instagram.com/fitzness/   
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fitz-koehler/   
    https://www.facebook.com/Fitzness-218599521492381/ 
    https://www.youtube.com/fitzness
    https://www.instagram.com/healthycancercomeback/
    10% off Fitz’s books at Fitzness.com with discount code PODCAST.

    Studies on the link between Red Meat & Cancer:
    A meta-analysis of 29 studies of meat consumption and colon cancer.
    Dr Paul Saladino critique of the studies on red meat and cancer

    Other Radical Health Rebel Cancer Episodes:
    The Root Cause of Cancer with Paul Leendertse
    Cancer Healed Holistically with The Power of RAGE with Jill Ayn Schneider
    Cancer Is a Spiritual Journey with Paul Leendertse


    Support the show
    Don't forget to leave a Rating for the podcast!

    You can find Leigh @:
    Leigh website - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/
    Leigh's books - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/books/
    Eliminate Adult Acne Programme - https://skinwebinar.com/
    HEAL THEM Education Programme - http://healthemeducation.vhx.tv/
    Radical Health Rebel YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@radicalhealthrebelpodcast

    • 1 hr 16 min
    76 - Healing Pain Through Movement with Cheryl Ilov

    76 - Healing Pain Through Movement with Cheryl Ilov

    This week, I spoke with Cheryl Ilov, who is an author, speaker, physical therapist, martial artist, dancer, and former chronic pain patient.
    With over 20 years’ experience as a physical therapist in private practice, she has helped thousands of clients recover from pain and injuries by integrating the science of physical therapy with the art of movement. Cheryl firmly believes that our body has an incredible capacity to heal itself, and that everyone can enjoy vibrant health and vitality, at every stage of life. 

    Cheryl is also the author of "Forever Fit and Flexible: Feeling Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond," and "The Reluctant Ninja: How A Middle-Aged Princess Became A Warrior Queen." She is also the host of The FemiNinja Project podcast.
    As someone with similar beliefs and philosophy around pain and movement, I was keen to share Cheryl's knowledge and extensive experience both as a chronic pain patient and as a therapist.  

    We discussed:
    2:41
    Cheryl's background
    11:50
    Self discovery & self healing
    25:20
    Starting martial arts at age 47 and the importance of physical function
    37:36
    The power of healing through movement
    44:23
    Traditional exercise versus Somatic Movement
    1:03:57
    Mindset, breathing & posture
    1:09:36
    Inevitability of pain & illness as we age
    1:18:20
    Cheryl's Top 3 Tips to eradicate persistent pain 

    You can find Cheryl @:
    http://cherylilov.com
    https://thefemininjaproject.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/ilovinsights/
    https://twitter.com/CherylIlov
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU0oIAa1eygYtcRPuNnLv1g
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylilovvitalityconsultant/


    Support the show
    Don't forget to leave a Rating for the podcast!

    You can find Leigh @:
    Leigh website - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/
    Leigh's books - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/books/
    Eliminate Adult Acne Programme - https://skinwebinar.com/
    HEAL THEM Education Programme - http://healthemeducation.vhx.tv/
    Radical Health Rebel YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@radicalhealthrebelpodcast

    • 1 hr 25 min
    75 - Gut Health, The Adrenal Fatigue Myth and Andropause with Reed Davis

    75 - Gut Health, The Adrenal Fatigue Myth and Andropause with Reed Davis

    In this week's episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my teachers, Reed Davis. Reed is a Double Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT) and a popular expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine.
    Reed is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®  and the FDN Certification Course with over 4000 graduates in 50 countries.
    I really wanted to pick Reed brain on a few questions that I had floating around in my head on gut health and hormones.

    We discussed:

    2:30
    Reed's background
    9:07
    Why the gut & the gut microbiome are crucial to overall health
    29:46
    The 4R Protocol
    35:03
    Reed's top 3 gut health tips
    43:30
    Stress hormones and steroid hormones 
    50:24
    The Adrenal Fatigue Myth
    58:40
    Andropause
    1:04:15
    Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and free Testosterone


    You can find Reed @:
    https://fdntraining.com/radicalhealthrebel
    https://www.instagram.com/fdntraining/
    https://www.facebook.com/FunctionalDiagnosticNutrition/
    https://www.youtube.com/@FDNtraining


    Support the show
    Don't forget to leave a Rating for the podcast!

    You can find Leigh @:
    Leigh website - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/
    Leigh's books - https://www.bodychek.co.uk/books/
    Eliminate Adult Acne Programme - https://skinwebinar.com/
    HEAL THEM Education Programme - http://healthemeducation.vhx.tv/
    Radical Health Rebel YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@radicalhealthrebelpodcast

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Chek Goddess ,

Loving the variety!

Often times I find that podcast share the same guest and topics that can get repetitive in the health and wellness arena… appreciating the Radical Health Rebel’s line up ~ it’s like a breath of fresh air when you are an avid podcast consumer!

cher-cher80 ,

Awesome host!

Leigh is an awesome host who asks thought provoking and interesting questions which results in an engaging, organic conversation. Being a guest on his show was a wonderful experience. Everyone who is interested in improving their health, wellness, and longevity must add this show to your subscription list.

paulina.graziose ,

Blessed over here !

Wow. So grateful for this podcast. A plethora of interviews. Always a solution. Seek and ye shall find

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