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Ella asks guests ‘what are your 3 pieces of advice for a better life’ and then unpacks a wellness trend of the week.

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Ella asks guests ‘what are your 3 pieces of advice for a better life’ and then unpacks a wellness trend of the week.

    Caffeine, the untapped potential of plants and intermittent fasting with Michael Pollan

    Caffeine, the untapped potential of plants and intermittent fasting with Michael Pollan

    To kick off the new podcast, I’m joined by acclaimed author and journalist Michael Pollan. Michael is widely known for his work demystifying the food and agriculture industry and is now opening new frontiers in the highly controversial field of plant psychedelics, and their potential as tools for healing mental illnesses and disorders.

    We discuss:
    ·         What should you eat if you’re concerned about your health
    ·         Why cooking more automatically improves health and happiness
    ·         Understanding your relationship with caffeine
    ·         The health benefits of caffeine

    Each week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at intermittent fasting. 

    More about Michael:
    ‘This Is Your Mind on Plants’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Your-Plants-Michael-Pollan/dp/0593296907 
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    • 40 min
    How to change habits, taking life off hold and mindful eating with Shahroo Izadi

    How to change habits, taking life off hold and mindful eating with Shahroo Izadi

    I’m joined by behavioural change expert and author Shahroo Izadi. After working in addiction treatment within the criminal justice system, Shahroo realised she could utilise the same tools to help the masses change their unwanted patterns of behaviour and now helps individuals with binge eating, negative self-talk, low self-esteem and social media use to name a few.

    We discuss:

    Why you need to take life off hold to change your habits

    The mindset and practical tools to help you do difficult things

    How to make lasting behaviour changes

    The power of self-kindness and self-awareness

    Understanding what purpose your habits serve


    Each week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at mindful eating. 
    DISCLAIMER: this episode touches on eating disorders and Shahroo’s personal experience in this regard. Please take care listening and talk to your GP if you need support or guidance.
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    • 52 min
    How to sleep well, reducing cravings and matcha versus coffee with Russell Foster

    How to sleep well, reducing cravings and matcha versus coffee with Russell Foster

    I’m joined by Russell Foster CBE, one of the most prominent sleep experts globally and professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University. Russell’s research centres around sleep, the body clock and how the two profoundly affect our biology and our overall health and wellbeing.
    We discuss:

    Why sleep is important and how much we really need

    The link between cravings, hunger, and sleep

    Tools for improving sleep quality

    Why stress may be at the root of your sleep difficulties

    How fine-tuning your internal body clock supports optimal health


    Each week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at matcha versus coffee, where should we get our caffeine from.
    More about Russell:
    ‘Life Time: The New Science of the Body Clock, and How it Can Revolutionize Your Sleep and Health’ 
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Time-Science-Revolutionize-Health/dp/0241529301
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    • 53 min
    Working with your body, finding courage and celery juice with Hazel Wallace

    Working with your body, finding courage and celery juice with Hazel Wallace

    I’m joined by Dr Hazel Wallace, medical doctor, registered nutritionist (ANutr), best-selling author and founder of The Food Medic. Hazel is currently leading the conversation on making women’s health count within medicine and healthcare.
    We discuss:

    The power of understanding your body and cycle

    How hormones influence mood, digestion, and sleep

    How to work with your body to improve your health

    Gender inequality in biomedical research and healthcare

    Why mental health and mood changes are more than just biology

    Finding the courage to pivot professionally and personally


    Each week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at celery juice. Does the research back the ‘healing elixir’ claims?
    More about Hazel:
    ‘The Female Factor’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Female-Factor-Making-womens-health/dp/1529382866 
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    • 49 min
    Habits to live to 100, Blue Zones and cold showers with Dan Buettner

    Habits to live to 100, Blue Zones and cold showers with Dan Buettner

    I’m joined by National Geographic explorer, longevity expert and author, Dan Buettner. Dan’s work centres on reverse-engineering the lifestyles of individuals living in the Blue Zones, the regions in the world with the greatest number of centenarians, and specifically, how these individuals eat, move, live, and interact with others to live long and healthy lives.
     
    We discuss:

    How to eat to live to 100

    Why deliciousness is the key to eating well for life

    Shaping your food environment for health and happiness

    Exercise habits for longevity

    The impact of community on your wellbeing

    How to reduce stress and why it matters for longevity

     
    Each week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at cold showers.
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    • 49 min
    How to beat stress, build resilience and the lowdown on collagen with Dr Sam Akbar

    How to beat stress, build resilience and the lowdown on collagen with Dr Sam Akbar

    I’m joined by clinical psychologist, trauma expert and author, Dr Sam Akbar. From understanding how your brain works and challenging your thought-processes to having more self-compassion, Sam’s work centres around providing sensitive and realistic guidance and tools to feel calmer, less stressed, and more resilient to life challenges.
    We discuss:

    How to find psychological flourishing

    Why your thoughts are not the boss of you

    How to change your relationship with your thoughts

    Exercises to cultivate self-awareness

    How to beat stress & build resilience

    The importance of living life in line your values

    Each week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at collagen supplements.
     
    More about Sam:
     
    ‘Stressilient: How to Build Stree and Build Resilience’
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0008448043/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_dl_AF3DXW7323ERQZ4G7XN7
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Lanee1 ,

Love!

Loved your other podcast, but really really enjoying the setup of this one! The guests, the fact or fad, it’s all amazing. Would love a fact or fad on oil pulling!

mindfulmonkeyyyy ,

Changed my life

I found this podcast in 2019 when I first became interested in learning about food and wellness but had no idea what to believe among the chaos. This podcast helped me understand so much and has inspired me in ways I can’t articulate. Through the years, I’ve tried hard to know myself, give myself grace, move and eat in ways that feel good, and every time, DE is my inspiration and rock at the center - when I need something delicious to eat, a moment to meditate, or to move my body, the feel better app is the first place I go. Every podcast episode approaches a topic of wellness in a genuinely non-judgmental, curious way. DE, the app, the podcast are incredibly innovative and every iteration of what they do is even better than the last. Thank you, so much, for what you do - I can’t tell you how much it’s meant to my life. Highly recommend to everyone!

ecramette ,

Not quite sure about the new format

I am not quite sure about the new format. To me, it looks quite less profound about the content and the info provided. To much anecdotal information and it just add to the bunch of disinformation out there. I think is better to invite someone who really is an expert. There is a lot of scientific evidence about the side effects and benefits about coffee for example… or about intermittent fasting. This is kind of disappointing.

Not sure about getting the new book if is going to be like that.

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