55 episodes

Welcome to The Canteen Podcast, a show for anyone who has feelings about food. Join host Ally Houston as guests open up about their relationship with food and their thoughts on nutrition. Nourish yourself with The Canteen Podcast.

The Canteen Podcast by Paleo Canteen Ally Houston

    • Nutrition
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Welcome to The Canteen Podcast, a show for anyone who has feelings about food. Join host Ally Houston as guests open up about their relationship with food and their thoughts on nutrition. Nourish yourself with The Canteen Podcast.

    Dr. Mark Cucuzzella - Another Top Low Carb Doctor

    Dr. Mark Cucuzzella - Another Top Low Carb Doctor

    Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is an Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, a general practitioner in West Virginia, a professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, conducts Healthy Running Medical Education courses, and is the author of the book Run For Your Life. He has more than 100 marathon and ultra-marathon finishes under his belt, and has won the Air Force marathon twice.


    Mark’s new book Low Carb On Any Budget
    The U.S. Air Force’s weight problem
    Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories
    Continuous glucose monitors for health
    Junk food in hospitals and schools
    Mark’s victory over junk food in his hospital
    Mark’s paper on reducing medication when a low carb diet requires it
    Supplementation
    Almost everyone can be rehabilitated to running
    Nutrition Network training for GPs
    Our need for more health coaches

    Mark can be found at:

    His website - https://www.drmarksdesk.com/

    Book website - https://runforyourlifebook.com/

    Nature Prescriptions website - http://natureprescriptions.org/

    Previous podcast episode - https://paleocanteen.co.uk/professor-frederic-leroy-the-food-fight/

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 46 min
    Professor Frédéric Leroy - The Great Reset

    Professor Frédéric Leroy - The Great Reset

    Professor Frédéric Leroy is a professor in the field of food science and (bio)technology in Free University of Brussels.

    We talk about:


    Prof. Leroy’s bioengineering background
    EAT Lancet’s planetary diet restricting meat and potatoes
    Why are we inverting our two million year positive relationship with meat?
    The Great Reset - on the cover of TIME Magazine
    The Great Food Transformation
    Accelerating rate of undemocratic top-down change
    The people involved - the WEF
    Maurice Strong’s Davos new age utopian transition mindset
    The motivation for The Great Reset
    EAT Lancet’s diet similar to macrobiotic diet - more grains, legumes, and veg oils, less red meat and eggs
    Urban Western consumers and food virtue signalling
    The true scope of EAT Lancet’s diet
    The shift wheel
    Taxes, restrictions, bans, Veganuary, making meat less visible, changing dietary guidelines etc.
    Comparison to authoritarian policies of the past
    Lack of dialogue and consultation within EAT
    How grain cultivation was how the first human elites controlled the population
    Why we need grassroots movements in communities to counter this
    Health of soil, animals, foods, communities, and society
    Regenerative agriculture is a mindset and a food system
    Why we need to fight hard against this by reconnecting with our food
    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

    Frédéric can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/fleroy1974

    Previous podcast episode - https://paleocanteen.co.uk/professor-frederic-leroy-the-food-fight/

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Nikola Howard - Low Carb In The UK (Part 2)

    Nikola Howard - Low Carb In The UK (Part 2)

    Nikola Howard, who is an author, coach and mentor, and started the online community Low Carb In The UK.


    Nikola’s FB group and coaching
    Food addiction
    The HOPE protocol - healthy optimised purposeful eating
    Finding your own way in low carb without counting
    Allowing ourselves to escape diet prison
    Rivalling Slimming World for low carb
    Supplements - Vit D, magnesium, omega 3, vit C, iodine
    Peri-menopausal berberine, quercetine, gynastemma for AMPK
    B-vitamins and Co-Q10
    Morton’s toe and vitamin deficiency
    Chromium picolinate 200ug
    The NHS and diabetes

    Nikola can be found at:

    Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/lowcarbintheuk

    Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lowcarbintheuk

    New Website - https://lowcarbliving.uk/

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 36 min
    Dr. Jen Unwin & Dr. David Unwin - Drug-free Type 2 Diabetes Remission

    Dr. Jen Unwin & Dr. David Unwin - Drug-free Type 2 Diabetes Remission

    Drs. Jen & David Unwin, two of my heroes, and pioneers when it comes to communicating the benefits of changing how you eat to benefit your health.


    The Unwins’ clinical background
    Jen’s group therapy approach
    Sugar addiction
    True root cause of conditions
    People looking incredible when changing diet
    Bright eyes are the real barometer
    2013/14 average 9kg / 10% weight loss
    Better blood markers across the board
    Improved blood pressure
    Fear that such good data would draw accusations of fraud
    Prof. Roy Taylor doing the stats
    Data allows you to be taken seriously
    Data on more than 300 patients now
    “It’s not sustainable” - patients have been doing it successfully for years
    “Cholesterol will go way up” - Lipid profile improves across the board
    “Blood pressure will get worse” - 20% of all BP medicated patients have come off completely
    Salt got the blame for what the sugar did
    “It’s a middle class diet”
    Acknowledging addiction vs fat shaming
    The big BMJ scientific paper - drug free T2 diabetes remission
    The reason that clinicians tend to not publish - time!
    Saving the NHS millions
    Saving people’s quality of life
    Preventing bad Covid outcomes - obesity, blood pressure, diabetic control - LOW CARB!



    The Unwins can be found at:

    Jen's Twitter - https://twitter.com/jen_unwin

    David's Twitter - https://twitter.com/lowcarbGP

    The new paper - https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/early/2020/11/02/bmjnph-2020-000072

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 43 min
    Frank Clayden - Transforming The Food Industry From Within

    Frank Clayden - Transforming The Food Industry From Within

    Frank Clayden is a low carb blogger at Go Low Carb UK, works in the food and drink industry, and is another fantastic low carb success story.

    We talk about:


    Frank’s history with food and being overweight
    Vegan, low fat, calorie counting
    Cellulitis, oedema, low immune function
    Keto as as anti-inflammatory diet
    Going from 20 stone to 15 stone in a year comfortably without hunger
    Pain and inflammation of two years in legs disappearing within a week and staying that way for three years
    Naturally intermittent fasting
    Making choices about the food we sell to people after learning about the science behind LCHF
    Why we need a paradigm shift in modern medical treatment of chronic disease
    Disbelief from friends and loved ones that it was just a change in diet that transformed his health
    Working in the food industry and keeping your discipline
    The demonisation of meat in the food industry from PR and marketing people
    Vegan foods and their environmental impact
    How companies like McDonalds can help the situation
    Keto & low carb is now where vegan was 5 years ago
    Your Keto Life Chloe Barlow / Craig Barlow
    The future of healthy food products in supermarkets, street food, and restaurants
    GoLowCarbUK

    Frank can be found at:

    Blog - https://golowcarb.co.uk/

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/golowcarbuk/

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 48 min
    Jeff Webster & Amy Moring - Hunter & Gather

    Jeff Webster & Amy Moring - Hunter & Gather

    A great episode with Jeff Webster and Amy Moring, the founders of the wonderful Hunter & Gather food company.

    We talk about:


    Jeff & Amy’s health stories, discovering how to optimise their health
    Following their passion for health to help others
    Bringing positive food options to people in the UK
    Low price food industry culture and lower values driving shortcuts and Frankenstein foods
    Food industry tactics and smaller authentic products making it through vs mass produced imitation products
    "Dirty keto” for fast weight loss vs lifelong health
    Hunter & Gather products are the vehicle for their customers to be the best versions of themselves
    The online bubble and echo chamber - how much does the average person know about seed oils?
    Using recognisable “callouts” on pack vs more educational callouts
    Levels of quality in food
    New Hunter & Gather products and branding
    Ketchups & BBQ sauces with organic tomatoes
    The ability of mission driven food companies to stay true to their customers’ health needs
    Their glowing collagen product reviews
    Marine collagen now available

    Jeff & Amy can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/HunterGatherUK

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hunterandgatheruk/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hunterandgatheruk

    Website - https://hunterandgatherfoods.com/

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Justin T Ma ,

Great guest selection

Ally has a great selection of guests who provide thoughtful discussion about nutrition and lifestyle. Stand out episodes (among many great episodes) were ones featuring Ken Strain and Tucker Goodrich on the ill effects of seed oils. Keep up the great work!

Diamond Liza ,

the canteen podcast

Fascinating and infromative podcast about nutrition, low carb eating, history of low carb, and other well researched ideas.

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