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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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    • 4.8 • 164 Ratings

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
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    • 4 min
    Why Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Health

    Why Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Health

    We’re joined by Dr. David Hamilton, a leading expert on the mind body connection, about the latest research on the power of our mindset, how a change in thinking can exert physiological effects within the body and how we can harness the mind to improve our wellbeing.
    We talk about:

    Why the placebo effect is more than ‘just in the mind’

    How can we harness the power of our mindset to create positive neurological and physiological change

    The relationship between psychological stress and our health

    Why kindness is so key to our health

    How to use kindness practices to support our brain and heart health

    The power of bringing together conventional and complementary medicine 

    How different mind-body strategies can support different health conditions

    The power of visualisation and nature

    Why belief is central to the health benefits of alternative practices


    David’s books:
    How your mind can heal your body
    The contagious power of positive thinking
    And his latest book Why Woo Woo Works
     
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    • 57 min
    Bite-Sized: Eating for Energy

    Bite-Sized: Eating for Energy

    5 ways to boost energy with nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh.
    Feeling tired all the time is the most common complaint in GP surgery’s, in this short episode we break down the simple steps to combat exhaustion from balancing blood sugar to the key vitamins and minerals to look out for, plus the role of coffee, sugar and artificial sweeteners.
    Here’s a simple recap - eat lots of bright, colourful, whole food ingredients and look at:
    Balancing blood sugar
    Switching to whole grains
    Including protein in every meal
    Including lots of iron (with vitamin C for added absorption), B vitamins, magnesium and essential fats (omega 3)
    Be mindful of the quantity and timing of coffee consumption
    Try to avoid consuming lots of additives, refined foods, artificial sweeteners and burnt foods
    Alice Mackintosh:
    @alicemackintosh_nutrition
    www.alicemackintosh.com
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    How a Plant-Based Diet Can Transform Your Health

    How a Plant-Based Diet Can Transform Your Health

    We’re joined by Dr. Shireen Kassam, an NHS consultant and board-certified lifestyle medicine physician.
    Here’s a short recap of what we discuss:

    The power of diet and lifestyle factors in health and disease outcomes

    What is an unhealthy diet?

    The impact of ultra-processed foods in the body 

    What is inflammation, how is it related to diet and how is it linked to chronic diseases?

    Diet and immunity

    Why it is never too late to adopt a plant-based diet to improve our health

    Healthcare and the commercial industry

    How to optimise health on a plant-based diet

    The role of diet in cancer

    Lifestyle habits to improve our health


    Shireen Kassam:
    Book: ‘Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions’
    @plantbasedhealthprofessionals
    https://plantbasedhealthonline.com
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    • 49 min
    Bite-Sized: Food to Boost Your Mood

    Bite-Sized: Food to Boost Your Mood

    Ways to support our mood with nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh.
    Our mood is influenced by a variety of things including what we eat, and in this bite-sized episode we look at how we can support healthy brain function from the key macronutrients and micronutrients to be mindful of to the importance of whole plant foods, as well as the role of processed and refined foods.
    Here’s a quick recap:

    Including a variety of high-quality proteins

    Including sufficient B vitamins, vitamin D and magnesium

    Adding in more herbs and spices

    Aim for 30 different whole plant foods each week

    Give special attention to dark leafy greens

    Ensure to include essential fats (omega-3)

    Try to avoid overly processed and refined foods containing trans fats and additives 


    Alice Mackintosh:
    @alicemackintosh_nutrition
    www.alicemackintosh.com
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Cait Grieve ,

(Helpful) happiness in a podcast

Such interesting topics and guests. The bite-sized episodes are my go-to with breakfast. Particularly love that you can easily incorporate what you’ve learnt into your daily life!

Jossy Morrison ,

My favourite podcast⭐️

I always look forward to the weekly podcasts, so I can listen to them while I cook. I am instantly put in a better mood once I’ve pressed play. Ella and Matt always have such insightful guests and topics. I feel like I’m constantly expanding my knowledge on different topics about my well-being. Thank you so much🌸

lounettelolla ,

Life Changing

This podcast has changed my life. Thank you a million times over.

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