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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 • 269 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.

    S7 E11: Female brain health and Alzheimer's Prevention with Dr Lisa Mosconi

    S7 E11: Female brain health and Alzheimer's Prevention with Dr Lisa Mosconi

    In this episode, Dr Hazel is joined by Dr Lisa Mosconi who is the Director of the Women's Brain Initiative, where she serves as an associate professor of neuroscience in neurology and radiology. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the NYU Department of Psychiatry. She is the author of Brain Food and The XX Brain.

    This episode covers:
    - How is the female brain different from the male?
    - The role of oestrogen in brain function?
    - Common myths when it comes to women's brain health?
    - Unique risk factors that put women at risk of Alzheimer's disease
    - Brain fog vs dementia
    - How we can best support our brain health

    I hope you found that podcast as insightful as I found it and if you did enjoy the episode please rate, review and share the podcast with someone you think will enjoy it too.

    • 51 min
    Ask Dr Hazel E10: IS VAPING GOOD OR BAD?

    Ask Dr Hazel E10: IS VAPING GOOD OR BAD?

    This week's listener question is about the use of e-cigarettes (or vaping) and the health effects.

    To read more visit www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    For more info visit the NHS website - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/using-e-cigarettes-to-stop-smoking/

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    • 2 min
    S7 E10: No period? why it matters and how to get it back with Danielle Logue

    S7 E10: No period? why it matters and how to get it back with Danielle Logue

    You might think you’re at your peak fitness - you’re exercising regularly, maybe even competing or running marathons, you’re strict on your nutrition and perhaps you’ve even lost weight but you’re periods have gone?

    This is a lot more common than you might think. In fact one study of regular exercising women, found that half had menstrual disturbances and over a third had no period at all.

    If this sounds like you - the road to recovery can be long and daunting but hopefully this episode will help.

    In this episode Dr Hazel is joined by Danielle Logue who is currently working as a performance nutritionist within Sport Ireland Institute, delivering nutritional services to high performing athletes. In 2019, she completed my PhD in University College Dublin in collaboration with Sport Ireland Institute. The area of research was Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and its relationship with injury, illness, health and performance.

    This episode covers:
    - RED-S : what is it and who is affected?
    - Health effects of not having a menstrual cycle
    - How to get your period back
    - RED-S in males
    - Matching your nutrition to your training demands
    - Specific nutritional requirements for female athletes
    - Common signs of under-fuelling
    - What to eat when recovering from an injury
    - Advice for nutrition undergrads who want to do postgraduate research.

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

    • 29 min
    Ask Dr Hazel E9: HOW DOES THE PILL IMPACT TRAINING AND RECOVERY?

    Ask Dr Hazel E9: HOW DOES THE PILL IMPACT TRAINING AND RECOVERY?

    This episode covers the impact of the combined contraceptive pill on performance, training and recovery from exercise.

    To read more visit www.thefoodmedic.co.uk

    Link to the research: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32666247/

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

    • 4 min
    S7 E9: Building a healthier body and healthier planet with Ryan Andrews

    S7 E9: Building a healthier body and healthier planet with Ryan Andrews

    Do you want to live in a way that not only supports your health and fitness goals, but also supports the planet? This is the episode for you.

    In this episode Dr Hazel is joined by Ryan D. Andrews - a sustainable food systems advocate, dietitian, yoga instructor, and strength and conditioning specialist. He currently writes and speaks about health and sustainability, is an instructor at Purchase College, is an expert reviewer for Insider, and is an adviser with Precision Nutrition. He has recently released the e-book Swole Planet : How To Build A Better Body And A Better Earth.

    This episode covers:
    - The pursuit for gains vs planetary health
    - The impact of a typical body-building diet on the planet
    - Is our only way of saving the planet to go vegan?
    - Mindful sourcing of animal based products
    - Sustainability of plant-based meat alternatives
    - Tips for those transitioning into a plant-based diet and gut issues
    - The impact of food waste and what we can do about it
    - Other ways we can reduce our environmental footprint
    - How movement can benefit us and the planet

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

    • 36 min
    Ask Dr Hazel E8: AM I GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN?

    Ask Dr Hazel E8: AM I GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN?

    This episode covers protein needs, sources and advice to ensure you’re getting the right amount.

    Check out www.thefoodmedic.co.uk for further reading.

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

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

16EBrandi ,

Down to Earth & Informative!

Love this podcast. It’s always so down to earth & informative. Hazel is the best! Love the people she chooses to interview as well.

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!

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