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Happy Habit Podcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 11 seasons, 411 episodes, 5 days, 5 hours, 59 minutes
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A motivational exploration of all things health, science and wellbeing with presenter Mathieu Norry. We look at psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and human biology amongst other subjects. New episodes are published every Monday and Thursday. www.happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com
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# 412 - Is this the holy grail of ageing ? -Prof Joseph Baur

We all want to live as long as is possible, and for many years scientists have been exploring the subject of longevity to unlock its secrets with varying degrees of success, and so to explore ageing and metabolism I'm joined physiologist Prof Joseph Baur. We ask exactly what causes ageing and why there is no consensus on this question. We hear about calorie restriction and how it has been shown to increase the life of animals by up to 40%. Dr Baur busts the myth of antioxidants' ability to stave off ageing. Expect to hear about the molecule NAD, how it declines as we get older which seems to have an influence on the ageing process and we discover NAD's relationship with an enzyme called CD34. Dr Baur also tells us of the groundbreaking work he has done to discover an important NAD transporter that carries NAD from the cell cytoplasm into the mitochondria. We also ask how do we boost NAD levels and what significance does NMN have? Plus we hear about the market for anti-ageing NAD supplementation and why one needs to take anti-ageing assertions made by certain companies with a pinch of salt given the lack of clinical trials. Order my book Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://amzn.to/3QWulQf Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://amzn.to/3K8rlg5 Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://amzn.to/3UUEzlk Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
5/23/202424 minutes, 28 seconds
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# 411 - Weightloss and carbs - Dr Eric Westman

Dr Westman Book: End your carb confusion : https://amzn.to/4bKHBzq Dr Eric Westman has been working on the front lines of obesity and internal medicine for 2 decades, he's written multiple books and has almost 200,000 youtube subscribers who he regularly updates on all things metabolism so I was very pleased to have him as a guest. We talk about how to shift that stubborn belly fat that is so troublesome to so many. Dr Westman tells us if its possible to reverse pre-diabetes or even type 2 diabetes. We hear about the relationship between insulin resistance and diabetes. We talk about saturated fat in our diets, keto, high protein, low carb and the associated health benefits. This a highly informative conversation especially if you're looking for concrete advice on weightloss and healthy eating. https://adaptyourlifeacademy.com/ Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
5/20/202441 minutes, 46 seconds
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# 410 - How music therapy changes your brain - Prof Suzanne Hanser

Prof Hanser's book, Music for wellness : https://amzn.to/4dHyd1l Music is something that every human being connects with. Music can impact our mood, our biology and it can stir up memories but to some it can be hugely transformative when used in therapy. Today I speak with Professor Suzanne Hanser of the Berklee College of Music whose new book is Music for wellness. We discover the way in which music is used in a therapeutic setting. Prof Hanser tells me how music therapy can make a real difference in peoples' lives, such as those facing illness like cancer. We hear how music therapy can assist Alzheimers patients reconnect with their memories and their family members and more. Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
5/16/202429 minutes, 42 seconds
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# 409 Exactly how magic are magic mushrooms for mental health ? - Dr Friedericke Holze

Its well known that there is currently a mental health crisis across the world, but the field of psychiatry has evolved little in recent decades and existing drugs used to treat patients have response rates ranging from at best 50 to 70 % depending on the drug. In addition those taking SSRIs for example for their depression are locked in to their prescriptions for life. So the appetite exists for alternative approaches. Psycheledic drugs and associated research are now seeing renewed interest, no longer are they solely associated with their recreational use during the hippy era of the 60s but increasingly more and more studies are pointing to their efficacy when it comes to dealing with mental health problems like anxiety and depression. With that in mind I spoke with research scientist Dr Freiederike Holze who explained what psychedelics are and what we understand about how they work in the brain. We hear about the remarkable ability of LSD to treat anxiety with long standing results after only a couple of doses. Dr Holze compares LSD with Psilocybin, and details the benefits of both while also outlining the potential negative effects. Also expect to learn about how MDMA studies have shown promising results for dealing with PTSD symptoms. It goes without saying that while psychedlics have been used by humankind for eons, and many people will report a positive experience when they used them for their own therapeutic purposes, scientists must prove their efficacy in a replicable way and in a controlled environment, as frustrating as many may find this, its the only way forward if psychedelics are to become a mainstream approach to treating conditions like depression which blights so many. This discussion is purely for educational purposes. Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
5/13/202428 minutes, 31 seconds
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# 408 - Acquiring an unbeatable mindset - Navy Seal Commander Mark Divine

Unbeatable Mind book : https://amzn.to/3UOWVp3 To be a soldier requires a particular kind of mindset, discipline and mental toughness. And to be a member of the special forces requires serious mastery of the mind. In an effort to tap into this mindset I speak with Navy Seal Commander Mark Divine who by his own admission was the archetypal overachiever physically, but it wasnt until he discovered karate and zen meditation that he really tapped into what he was capable of physically and mentally. We hear about his chaotic family background growing up and how it undermined his confidence which was in contrast with his physical prowess and success in sport up to that point. Commander Divine talks about how transformative meditation was in how he saw himself and life's challenges, and how it gave him the vital strengths to change career, enter the military and lead a team of 6 navy recruits through the tortuous 9 months of navy seal training which included the infamous hell week. Divine was 1 of only 19 recruits out of a total of 185 who passed navy seal training, and would go on to spend 20 years in the navy seals. We explore the 4 key skills that are crucial to Commander Divine's philosophy, including vizualisation and positive self talk. While the terms 'navy seals', 'special forces', and the 'SAS' will conjure up various perconceived notions you have of that world, I want you to park them, because this conversation focuses on mastering your mind, overcoming that inner negative dialogue which we all engage in to our detriment. Lets be honest if someone who faced the brutal training and life threatening situations which Commander Divine had to, then I know we can absolutely glean some really great advice to help us deal with our everyday lives. www.sealfit.com Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
5/9/202458 minutes, 13 seconds
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# 407 - Parkinsons and other forms of dementa are preventable - Dr Ray Dorsey

Neurologist Dr Ray Dorsey author of Ending parkinsons disease returns to the podcast. Clearly theres a huge interest in all forms of dementia, in Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease and Lewy body dementia which is the disease to which Robin Williams sadly succumbed only a few years ago. So in this episode we talk about Parkinsons disease, how it was discovered, its symptoms but crucially why Dr Dorsey and other experts believe it is preventable. We hear of the environmental factors that Dr Dorsey believes are causing Parkinsons and other forms of dementia, including dry cleaning chemicals, emissions from cars and toxins contaminating our food. We learn that only in a very small number of cases of Parkinsons are genetics implicated, which further points to factors outside the body that are driving this and other forms of cognitive decline. It is also Dr Dorsey's belief that contamination by toxins is what is driving the huge spike in cases of autism in recent years. Inhabitants of North America obtain the book, Ending Parkinsons disease here: https://endingpd.org/ Outside North America : https://shorturl.at/ACM27https://brainandenvironment.org/ Research paper referenced in video : https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-parkinsons-disease/jpd240019 Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
5/6/202429 minutes, 33 seconds
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# 406 - Ending chronic inflammation - Dr Barry Sears

In an effort to address the obesity and chronic inflammation epidemics Dr Barry Sears created the zone diet 30 years ago. Dr Sears tells us exactly why its important to eat protein with every meal. We discuss the drivers of systemic inflammation in the body which is itself the root of so much chronic illness including depression. Dr Sears tells us why he thinks the carnivore diet stresses the body. We hear about gut health and how optimising it through good nutrition can alleviate digestive issues like acid reflux and bloating. https://drsears.com/Promotion code : HEALTHY10 (The HEALTHY10 promotion code is supplied by Dr Sears, should you wish to avail of it please do so via his website and his contact details therein, I retain no responsibility for it). Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
5/2/202428 minutes, 31 seconds
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# 405 - How interacting with animals changes us - Prof Aubrey Fine

Prof Fine Book : https://shorturl.at/aeltL Animals have an incredible effect on us humans, they can dissolve a bad mood in a moment and melt our hearts on demand with a simple touch and to talk to us about the science underpinning this, is Prof Aubrey Fine who is a psychologist, a best selling author and is an expert in the field of children and animal therapeutic interaction. Professor Fine tells us what effects animals have on our psyche but also how they change us physiologically.We hear the positive impact animals have on children with ADHD, Autism and other conditions. Find out the varying reasons people choose to have a pet in the first place. And crucially we hear how to process the loss of a pet that has come to be a beloved member of the family as Professor Fine tells us how he dealt with the loss of his own golden retriever Ketzy. This is a really touching and insightful conversation with a man who has a deep love and respect for his animal companions but also an appreciation of their power to help us become better human beings. Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
4/29/202437 minutes, 27 seconds
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# 404 - Why you are not happy and how to fix it - Prof John Helliwell

We're all about happy habits on this podcast and today I'm looking at happiness itself with Professor John Helliwell happiness expert who has studied happiness and the annual world happiness report every year since it was first published in 2012. We ask which countries are the happiest and why? Are those people who are married or in a long term relationship happier than single people? How does an experiment involving dropping wallets in the street, teach us about happiness? Are younger people happier than older people? And crucially what can we do that boosts our own happiness? The World Happiness Report 2024 : https://worldhappiness.report/ed/2024/ Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
4/25/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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# 403 - How to not get dementia - Dr Tommy Wood

Dr Tommy wood is an assistant professor in paediatrics and neuroscience, he's also the co-host of the Better brain fitness podcast. In this episode we explore whether you should be concerned about dementia if you are prone to losing things like your keys for example. We talk about the relationship between lifetsyle and cogitive decline. What foods and nutrients are best for supporting brain health. How significant to brain functioning is doing new things and learning new skills ? Plus we also touch upon the growing subject of concussions in sport. https://www.brainjo.academy/the-better-brain-fitness-podcast/ https://www.betterbrain.fitness/ Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/
4/22/202431 minutes, 41 seconds
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# 402 - Insulin and the weightloss mindset - Dr Morgan Nolte

Today I welcome back clinical specialist Dr Morgan Nolte, in this episode we talk about the insulin model of sustainable weightloss. Crucially we explore the mindset that we need in order to achieve any goal including weight management goals. Discover the habits needed to bring about sustainable behaviour change such as committing to a goal, embracing discomfort, tracking activities, and controlling the controllables and engaging in what is called autosuggestion, and if that term is new, guess what you're already engaging in autosuggestion when it comes to your negative habits. This is a masterclass in how to attain any goal. Dr Nolte spells out exactly how to go about achieving an aim from moment to moment and day to day. I guarantee you'll get lots out of this episode especially if you have struggled in the past with turning things around whatever your goal has been. www.zivli.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCByB8-b3CnXYuuWWyJ_vgzA Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/
4/18/202441 minutes, 38 seconds
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# 401 - Is weedkiller causing chronic disease - Dr Stephanie Seneff

Dr Stephanie Seneff author of Toxic legacy has been a loud voice in opposing the use of the weedkilling chemical glyphosate called Roundup by the agricultural sector. In this episode we explore what this chemical is and discuss how it negatively affects not only the health of animals in the laboratory but also livestock. We hear of the environmental implications of its use but chillingly we also hear about how it affects human health, our reproductive and our endochrine systems. Dr Seneff explores the damage to the nervous system in humans including neurological damage. Expect learn of the increase in glyphosate use and a corresponding increase in the numbers of children being diagnosed with autism in recent years. We discover how the use of pesticides and herbicides impacts our microbiome, our gut bacteria which has been linked with the maasive increase in gastrointestinal disorders in recent years. We learn that you can't wash glyphosate off affected foodstuffs as it is absorbed into the tissues of plants. This is a subject that is of concern and a very current one given in North America these chemicals are widely used and in Europe a decision has only recently been made to allow the continued use of this glyphosate weedkiller for another 10 years which really needs to be examined. Dr Seneff's book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toxic-Legacy-Weedkiller-Glyphosate-Environment/dp/1603589295 Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
4/15/202427 minutes, 11 seconds
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# 400 - The big FAT lie - Nina Teicholz science journalist

This podcast is about sharing information, quality information about how to become better versions of ourselves, physically and mentally. For information about our physical health we have historicallyrelied on scientists, nutritionists, medics, experts and government guidelines. But what happens when that information is tainted, this is what we explore today as I talk with investugative science journalist and author of The Big Fat Surprise, Nina Teicholz. Nina is a force of nature who has almost singlehandedly challenged the narrative on fat in our diets and that saturated fat causes heart disease. In this episode we discover where the commonly accepted and yet disproven idea that saturated fat is bad for us, came from. We hear about a physiologist called Ancel Keys and the role his flawed science, his biases and his sheer force of personality played in influencing the American Heart Association and its dietary guidelines and how that influence continues to this day, 70 years on. We hear why researchers were afraid to talk with Nina when she was writing her book. Expect to learn Nina's thoughts on vegetable oils inclusion in modern diets in recent decades and how their increased consumption has led to worsening health. We talk about the enormous control large mutinational food companies have over western diets at the expense of our health. We learn why the pharmaceutical industry thrives off drugs that people take indefinitely, such as the new weightloss drug Ozempic which Oprah recently announced that shes taking , indeed I ask Nina what her thoughts are on Oprah's relationship with Ozempic given her decades long status as a weightloss icon. My conversation with Nina Teichloz is a real eye opener, with more than few jaw dropping admissions, I hope you enjoy it as amuch as I did. Nina's book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Fat-Surprise-Butter-Healthy/dp/1451624425 Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
4/11/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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# 399 - This ends insulin resistance - Dr Morgan Nolte

4 in every 10 people alive right now are obese, its an enormous problem, with that in mind Im speaking with a person today who is passionate about this subject and how to tackle it. Dr Morgan Nolte, is a clinical specialist with a particular interest in sustainable weight loss management using the insulin resistance model combined with mindset and behaviour change. Find out how sleep deprivation and stress impact blood sugar and insulin levels. We hear why, from a glucose regulation perspective, muscle mass maintenance especially as we age is so important. We also hear about the importance of resistance training and protein intake if you're trying to lose weight. We discuss weightloss drugs, are they good or bad ? Expect to hear about the importance of of doing inner work as part of any sustainable weight management lifetsyle you may adopt. Learn about dietary recommendations for menopausal women. We ask what does a healthy breakfast look like ? and lots more. https://www.zivli.com/ Dr Morgan's YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCByB8-b3CnXYuuWWyJ_vgzA Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
4/8/202436 minutes, 55 seconds
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# 398 - Alzheimers, dementia and coconut oil - Dr Mary Newport

24 Million of people worldwide are living with Alzheimers disease, and as people live longer this number is only going to grow. In this episode we speak with author Dr Mary Newport whose own husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers at 54. She defines for us what this illness is and what the symptoms are. We hear how Dr Newport's own research led to her giving her husband coconut oil mixed with MCT or Medium chain triglyceride oil, which had a dramatic effect on her husbands condition. Discover why Alzheimers is referred to as type 3 diabetes, as we explore the relationship between glucose, insulin and the brain. We hear of the merits of a ketogenic diet, the work of the renowned Dr Richard Veech and the power of ketone esters to help improve brain function in patients showing cognitive decline. We also hear of the link between the herpes simplex virus and Alzheimers disease. https://coconutketones.com/ Dr Newport's book: https://shorturl.at/hloC0 Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
4/4/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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# 397 - Heal chronic pain without meds - Dr Howard Schubiner

Chronic pain is an enormous problem across the entire population of the world, and anyone who has experienced pain beyond a period of several days will speak of its debilitating effects on their life. Existing pain management models are exactly that, management models, and this can involve years of prescription pain medications which can bring their own issues and negative health effects. Today I speak with a pain specialist and author of Unlearn your pain, Dr Howard Schubiner who has developed a pain model to help treat patients with chronic pain, not by managing the pain but in many cases by eliminating it entirely. In this episode we define what pain is and learn that pain is in fact processed in the brain. We hear that in many many cases pain exists in the absence of physical injury or structural anomaly. Discover that with chronic headaches for example, in most cases theres nothing physically wrong with the sufferer. We learn of the relationship between the growing prevalance of back pain and the rise in anxiety and depression. Expect to learn of the link between poor self image and chronic pain. We discuss the connection between childhood trauma and illness in later life including the presence of chronic pain. We also hear about the research studies Dr Schubiner and colleagues have been carrying out which shows that chronic pain can be eliminated without medication. Dr Schubiner is a pioneer in what can only be described as an extremely exciting and potentially transformative area of medicine and healing, I hope you enjoy this conversation. Dr Schubiner's book : https://www.amazon.com/Unlearn-Your-fourth-Howard-Schubiner/dp/B0BJFPB4M3 https://unlearnyourpain.com/ Dr Alan Gordon's book, The way out : https://www.amazon.com/Way-Out-Revolutionary-Scientifically-Approach/dp/059308683XDr David Hanscom's book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Back-Control-Surgeons-Roadmap-Chronic/dp/0988272997 Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
4/1/202447 minutes, 15 seconds
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# 396 - How to spot a narcissist - Dr Tomas Chamorro Premuzic

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an organizational psychologist, author and entrepreneur. He's the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, a company focused on workforce solutions. He also serves as a professor of business psychology at University College London and Columbia University. He's also the author of multiple books including: Why do so many incompetent men become leaders. We can all relate to working for someone whos in a leadership role who is awful at their job. The very fact that they managed to land the position is a source of mystery and often frustration to us. But these people, often men hold leadership roles in every walk of life, from the boardroom to politics. In this episode we ask how these people do it, how do they rise up the ladder, how do they fool people into believing they are competent when in reality they are the opposite. Find out what the traits of a good leader are and learn why women have an advantage when it comes to these traits. We discuss how leadership in the past was more egalitarian than today. We hear why people are drawn towards charistmatic leaders who give off an air of competence and certainty, we saw a great example of this during the pandemic, but giving off an air of competence is not the same as being competent. Discover how good leaders are able to go against their instincts and can embrace openmindedness. Learn how to identify if your boss or even you are a narcissist, and find out how AI is making us even more narcissistic. Plus we talk about the role confidence plays in our lives socially and professionally and how we can harness it to become better version of ourselves. Dr Tomas's book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Many-Incompetent-Become-Leaders/dp/1633696324 https://drtomas.com/ Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
3/28/202440 minutes, 51 seconds
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# 394 - Hearing loss and the link to dementia - Prof Robert Sweetow

I'm speaking with a giant of the field of audiology today Robert Sweetow is a retired Professor of audiology who worked at the Department of Otolaryngology and was former Director of Audiology at the University of California, San Francisco. We find out what audiology is and discover what the main components of the ear are. Expect to find out the difference between hearing and listening and that one these happens in the ear and the one doesn't. We talk about the main causes of hearing loss and how to avoid it. We learn shocking statistics that suggest hearing loss is a growing problem. I ask Professor Sweetow to explain exactly what tinnitus is and what treatments exist for it. We also explore the relationship between hearing loss and conditions of cognitive decline such as dementia and learn if we can control hearing loss we can lessen our risk of cognitive decline. Prof Sweetow is fascinating to listen to, if you value your hearing, if you or anyone you know suffers from hearing loss, tinnitus or cognitive decline this conversation is definitely worth a listen. https://profiles.ucsf.edu/robert.sweetow Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
3/21/20241 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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# 393 - Busting liver detox myths - Dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick

I'm joined today by renowned dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick who has co-authored Regenerative health : discover your metabolic type and renew your liver for life. The liver is a hugely important bodily organ and in this episode we find why and what its role is in some of the 300 bodily processes it's responsible for shaping either directly or indirectly. Expect to learn about the 4 metabolic types and why metabolic type has replaced BMI as a measure of health. We explore what fatty liver is. Discover why menopausal women make up a large proportion of Kristin's patients. Does Kristin encourage the consumption of coconut oil and we find out why a colourful diet should be embraced. We ask if it really is possible to detoxify the liver through a liver cleanse. We talk about the new generation of weightloss drugs like ozempic, and lots more. This is such an informative conversation, and I guarantee you will learn so much, I hope you enjoy. Kristin's book : https://www.amazon.com/Regenerative-Health-Discover-Metabolic-Renew/dp/0306830159 https://www.kristinkirkpatrick.com/ Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
3/18/202439 minutes, 40 seconds
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# 392 - Eating your way to cancer - Prof Thomas Seyfried

Prof Thomas N. Seyfried is an American professor of biology, genetics, and biochemistry at Boston College. He has been very vocal about the medical community's approach to researching and treating cancer, which he believes has been taken the wrong path of focusing too heavily on genetic mutations. We ask why cancer seems to be so ubiquitous today, what exactly is driving this disease. We hear Prof Seyfried's contention that cancer is not a consequence of genetic mutations but that it is in fact a mitochondrial metabolic disease. Expect to learn about Dr Otto Warburg whose ideas about the origins of cancer 100 years ago are now being proved to be correct according to Prof Seyfried. Discover where fermentation features in the cancer equation. Find out what happens when you deprive tumour cells of glutamine and glucose.Learn why Prof Seyfried is so critical of the medical field's established focus on the downstream effects of genetic mutations, in respect of cancer. We hear about the impact calorie restricted diets had on children with epilepsy and what this means for cancer patients and recovery. Prof Seyfried tells us of the laundry list of negative effects of existing cancer treatments which he believes is simply not working for cancer patients. Prof Seyfried's book https://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Metabolic-Disease-Management-Prevention/dp/0470584920 https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/morrissey/departments/biology/people/faculty-directory/thomas-seyfried.html Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
3/14/202457 minutes, 52 seconds
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# 391 - Why we sleep and what happens when we dont - Prof Russell Foster

Today I speak with world renowned neuroscientist, author of Life Time and sleep expert, Prof Russell Foster BSc, PhD, CBE, FRS FMedSc. He is the Director of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and the Head of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. He is also a Nicholas Kurti Senior Fellow at Brasenose College at the University of Oxford.In this episode we talk about the rhythms of biology which govern our lives and our sleep and we hear how our body temperature, blood pressure and hormones fluctuate throughout a 24 hour cycle.Discover the importance of a chemical called adenosine and how drinking coffee negatively affects its levels and by extension our sleep.We hear about the phases of sleep, sleep paralysis and whether you should use sleeping tablets.We also learn of the negative consequences physiologically and psychologically of even a couple of nights bad sleep in a row.Plus we hear about Prof Foster's research which is hoping to help blind people and others restore regular sleep patterns. I love any discussion on sleep, and Prof Foster is a joy to listen to, just a heads up on this video, Prof Foster's webcam was was only shooting in black and white, so no need to adjust your settings in case you were wondering, that aside this is a terrifc conversation about all important sleep. Life Time Book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Time-Science-Revolutionize-Health/dp/0241529301https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/russell-fosterhttps://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-in-conversation/healthy-body-healthy-mind/russell-foster Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
3/11/202450 minutes, 34 seconds
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# 390 - Stop using mouthwash - Nitric oxide expert Dr Nathan Bryan

Today I'm joined by Dr Nathan Bryan who was recruited by the Nobel prize winner Dr Ferid Murad to research Nitric oxide, a molecule with an enormous potential to prevent disease. In this episode we discuss what nitric oxide is and why its so significant to the human body. We hear the role it plays in optimal cardiovascular function and how an inefficient cardiovascular system negatively affects other body systems including sexual and cognitive function. We hear about the relationship diet plays in respect of nitric oxide plus we hear the role of the amino acid L Arginine in the formation of Nitric Oxide. Discover why you should not be using mouth wash, antibiotics over a long period of time or antacids. We hear about the surprising first signs of Nitric Oxide deficiency. Plus expect to learn how we can optimise Nitric Oxide production in our bodies through our own diet and behaviours. www.n1o1.com www.drnathansbryan.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtftGy8e0r9DO8ActcyGi4w Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
3/7/202434 minutes, 34 seconds
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# 388 - How I survived stage 4 cancer - Maggie Jones

In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with remarkable a woman called Maggie Jones. She was given a terminal cancer diagnosis after doctors found tumors throughout her body, and a survival prognosis of 6 to 8 months, that was 6 years ago, incredibly not only is she still alive but she is thriving. We find out about the stress and initial emotional impact of her diagnosis. We hear about her decision to take action as far as her health was concerned only a few days after her diagnosis, and the steps she took mentally and phsyically in the months following. Expect to learn about sugars relationship with cancer cells in the body. We talk about Maggie's experience with the ketogenic diet and why no one diet will cure cancer per se. Maggie tells us about the unexpected longterm side effects of her treatment which her doctors never considered would be a factor given they never expected her to live beyond 8 months. Discover how attitude and self perception plays a role in one's healing. Plus we hear about Maggie's docuseries, which she hopes will provide guidance and inspiration to others diagnosed with cancer . You will be blown away by Maggie Jone's story, but also buy her amazing attitude, she is a force of nature. I loved this conversation, I hope you find some hope and inspiration in this interview too. https://cancerv.me/ https://cancerevolution.film/ Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
2/29/202444 minutes, 18 seconds
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# 387 - Think yourself younger with Prof Ellen Langer

Prof Ellen Langer also known as the Mother of Mindfulness, became the first woman to receive tenure in psychology at Harvard University, she has spent the last forty-five-years researching mindlessness and mindfulness. She has published hundreds of articles and numerous bestselling books including her latest, The Mindful body. Her research and books focus on the illusion of control, mindful aging, health, stress and decision-making. She is very much a believer in the idea that the mind and body are unified and not separate as has been the conventionally accepted concept underpinning western medicine. In this episode Prof Langer determines what she means when she uses the term mindfulness and how it differs from the concept that many people believe it to be. We hear what prompted her to study mindfulness in the first place. Throughout the interview Prof Langer gives examples of the groundbreaking research she has performed, including the famous Counterclockwise study which looked at what effects turning back the clock psychologically would have on an older adult's physiological state. We talk about the power of mindset, perception and we hear about the impact mindset had on the physiology of chambermaids. Expect to learn why Professor Langer believes the mind and body are one entity. We hear about mindlessness and learn Professor Langer's thoughts on probability, the pointlessness of making predictions and how best to make decisions. Professor Ellen Langer is a titan in the field of psychology, I was so honoured to have her on the podcast, I hope you enjoy this discussion as much as I did. https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/ellen-langer https://www.ellenlanger.me/ The Mindful body : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindful-Body-Thinking-Lasting-Health/dp/1472148614 Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
2/26/202459 minutes, 29 seconds
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# 386 - Keto diet, good or bad ? - Dr David Harper

Dr David Harper is a health educator, cancer researcher and author of Biodiet. We talk about ketogenesis, what it is, and what the ketogenic diet actually looks like. We hear about the axis of illness and the role carbohydrates play when adopting the ketogenic way of life. Dr Harper discusses the impact modern diets have on chronic inflammation and their contribution to metabolic disease. Expect to hear about insulin resistance and what role it plays in our becoming unwell. Explore why evolving scientific research that is peformed to the highest of standards is key to achieving optimum health. We also talk about the role food companies play in influencing not only our diets for the worse but also food policy in the western world. Plus we hear about Dr Harper's latest study where he looks at the impact a ketogenic diet had on women with breast cancer Biodiet : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biodiet-Scientifically-Proven-Ketogenic-Improving/dp/1989025102 https://www.ufv.ca/kinesiology/faculty-and-staff/harper-david.htm Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
2/22/202459 minutes, 57 seconds
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#385 - This is killing your focus - Professor Gloria Mark

Do you notice that your levels of focus and attention are getting worse? Are you finding yourself more easily distracted than you used to be? Well today's guest will be of interest to you. I'm joined by Gloria Mark she is a psychologist and is Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Shes also the author the recently pubished book, Attention span. Professor Mark is really interested in examining how we can find our focus again and fight distraction. In this episode we hear shocking facts about how much our focus has deteriorated in recent years.We talk about the explosion of social media platforms that specialise in hacking our attention. Expect to learn the truth about multitasking and its effect on our productivity.We hear about the rhythms of attention we experience throughout the day.Learn about the negative physiological implications of our shrinking attention span.We talk about the damaging effects of smartphone use on children and their development. Will AI contribute to a further fracturing of our focus .. and lots more. This was a really interesting conversation I hope you enjoy it https://gloriamark.com/Attention Span book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Attention-Span-Finding-Fighting-Distraction/dp/1335449418https://ics.uci.edu/~gmark/Home_page/Welcome.html Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
2/19/202439 minutes, 11 seconds
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# 383 - Negative thoughts ? Do this. - Therapist Andrea Wachter

Andrea Wachter is a psychotherapist and author. Having struggled with her own mental health issues she is perfectly placed to help those people presenting with anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns and she has been doing for the last 30 years. In this episode I ask Andrea about the difference between thoughts and feelings and why awareness of this difference is important in our own mental health journey. We talk about how to deal with worries and negative thoughts. Discover the roles of self-compassion and self awareness when it comes to optimising ones own relationship with oneself. Expect to hear how anxiety can have a physical manifestation in our bodies. We also hear how best to interact with people in our lives who are struggling with anxiety. We learn about the importance of meditation in giving us control over our thoughts, emotions and our relationship with both. Plus Andrea talks about some simple mental health strategies she refers to as her toolkit which can be deployed in times of anxiety, low mood or worry. https://www.andreawachter.com/ Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
2/12/202432 minutes, 46 seconds
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# 382 - Do this to prevent getting Parkinsons - Dr Ray Dorsey

Dr Ray Dorsey is a professor of Neurology and the co author of the book : Ending Parkinsons disease. As you will hear Dr Dorsey believes this dreadful disease is entirely preventable through taking several simple steps and the case for doing so is becoming more and more pressing given this disease has exploded in case numbers in only the last 2 centuries. In this episode we determine what exactly Parkinsons disease is and how its not purely a disease of the brain. We hear about Dr Heiko Braak's hypothesis and the roles the nose, the gut and the vagus nerve play in developing Parkinsons. Expect to learn the symptoms of Parkinsons and when they occur. We discover what according to Dr Dorsey is actually causing Parkinsons and how to prevent it. Plus we discuss diet, exercise and other measures we can take so to mitigate against developing this neurological disease. This is a sobering and fascinating discussion, it will also make you angry, that more isn't being done to address the everyday hazards that are fuelling the proliferation of this disease. https://www.michaeljfox.org/researcher/ray-dorsey-md-mba https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/112359350-earl-ray-dorsey Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ending-Parkinsons-Disease-Prescription-Action/dp/1541724526 Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
2/8/202433 minutes, 55 seconds
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# 381 - How to melt belly fat - Dr Sean O Mara

Dr Sean O Mara is one of the world's leading health and performance optimising physicians who loves to use his huge presence on social media to educate people on their health and demystify many of the topics that intimidate and confuse thereby, putting people back in the driving seat of their own optimal health management. In this episode we talk about a subject dear to Dr O Mara, that of visceral fat, we ask what it is and why we need to take it seriously. We hear about the different kinds of fat in our bodies and why all bodyfat is not equal. We talk about bodyfat's relationship with longevity and chronic inflammation. Most importantly we discuss the basic strategies that Dr O Mara suggests we employ to lessen the amount of visceral fat in our bodies. We hear Sean's views on the negative effects of the pharmaceutical industry on our health. Expect to learn about a simple way to reverse erectile dysfunction. Expect to discover why Dr Sean is not a fan of endurance sports like long distance running. We discuss sarcopenia, resilience, and how selection pressure has been replaced by selection pleasure in the modern age, to our detriment. This is a lively discussion, Dr Sean is a passionate medic who says it like it is, and given his own great physical condition at 60 , is a testament to his own health philosophy. https://drseanomara.com/about https://drseanomara.com/plans https://www.youtube.com/@DrSeanOMara https://www.instagram.com/drseanomara
2/5/202443 minutes, 44 seconds
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# 380 - The truth about trauma and resilience - Prof George Bonanno

Prof George Bonanno is Clinical psychologist and author of The end of Trauma, and The other side of Sadness. In this episode we define what trauma means as far as the professor is concerned and how it differs from the commonly accepted definition of trauma. Plus we ask why the coventional wisdom on trauma is so at odds with Professor Bonanno's findings. The professor asks why trauma only crops up in the literature a couple of hundred years ago when it should have been present all throught human history. We hear about PTSD and how it doesn't apply to everyone who has experienced a traumatic life event. We learn about resilience, the traits of resilience, the resilience paradox and why a flexibility mindset is so important. Expect to learn what steps to take in order to enhance your resilience. Plus we explore how the lessons learned to bolster our relience can be applied to the grieving process. https://www.georgebonanno.com/ Prof Bonanno's books : https://rb.gy/ln776n Order Happy Habits for Mind and Body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
2/1/202438 minutes, 8 seconds
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# 379 - How to talk to and influence anyone - Phil M Jones

In this episode I speak with Phil M Jones, author and international speaker. We hear why words, something that we use all the time are quite so powerful. I ask if we really understand the significance of the words we use and how they can influence and impact people around us. Expect to learn the one mistake most people make when they are speaking to others. Phil tells us some of the phrases he suggests we incorporate into our language to maximise our influence. Discover why empathy is so important when engaging with others you're seeking to influence. We learn how to get more Yes's in response to requests, and we hear about the difference between trying to manipulate someone and trying to influence them. Phil really is a master speaker, every word he utters is loaded with meaning and commands attention. You will be watching your Ps and Qs after this cat I promise you. Phil's website : https://www.philmjones.com/ Phil's book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Exactly-What-Say-Influence-Impact-ebook/dp/B073SF65ZZ Order Happy habits for mind and body Audiobook: https://rb.gy/h5jjjg Order Kindle copy of Happy habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jiojcc Order US paperback of Happy habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/sirste Order UK paperback of Happy Habits for Mind and Body : https://rb.gy/jtfea5 Listen to all previous podcast episodes of the Happy Habit Podcast via these podcast platforms : Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/happy-habit-podcast Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Habit-Podcast/dp/B08K5887J8 Amazon music : https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/670836c2-ea4c-4a23-a67d-a54dd804ef61/happy-habit-podcast Spotify https://https://open.spotify.com/show/2VKIhQK6mYTzLCO8haUoRd Google Podcasts : https://t.ly/hTU8q ----- Follow the Happy Habit Podcast at: Website: https://happyhabitpodcast.wordpress.com/Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathieunorry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhabitpodcast/ Newsletter:
1/29/202434 minutes, 10 seconds
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# 378 - How to make better decisions - Prof Thomas Gilovich

Thomas Gilovich is the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. His work in social psychology includes the key textbook in the field, How we know what isnt so, and has written books that touch on topics such as behavioral economics and the fallibility of human reason. In this episode we talk about the subject of regret, and the impact hindsight has on our making judgements. We explore the relationship between beliefs, emotions and judgements. We ask my people are cautious in the light of a potentially positive outcome. Why do people overstate their abilities, where does this overconfidence ? We explore the subject of biases. And we ask how we can become better thinkers and decision makers. https://psychology.cornell.edu/thomas-d-gilovich Prof Gilovich's books : https://rb.gy/bkj2kv
1/25/202435 minutes, 29 seconds
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# 377 - Anxiety and how to stop it - Clinical Psychologist Dr Anna Colton

I'm chatting with Dr Anna Colton, she is a clinical psychologist. We talk about anxiety and why Dr Anna sees anxiety as a rocking chair and also a bully. We ask why people find it so difficult to deal with anxiety and speculate whether anxiety is tolerated because it is a familiar bedfellow. Expect to learn about why we catastrophise when we know we shouldnt. We find out about the stop technique, how and when to use it. And we discuss the area of self-sabotage, and why we might engage in it. https://www.dranna.co.uk/
1/22/202432 minutes, 3 seconds
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# 376 - Self improvement with life coach Antonio Neves

Antonio Neves is a keynote speaker, life coach and author of Stop living on autopilot, Take responsibility for your life and rediscover a bolder happier you. In this episode we hear about Antonio's view of accountability in life. We discover how Antonio's chaotic childhood (which involved 6 parental divorces and 15 different places he called home), informed his outlook on life today. Expect to hear about how successful people have a tendency to take their foot off the gas once theyve reached a threshold of success in their life. We also hear one of Antonio's mantra's 'how playing to win is different from playing no to lose'. Discover why it is important to remember that life owes you nothing and that your success and failure is on you, and that you don't have to live life alone. https://theantonioneves.com/ https://theantonioneves.com/stop-living-on-autopilot-book/ More Happy Habit Podcast episodes at : https://anchor.fm/mathieu-norry
1/18/202434 minutes, 1 second
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# 374 - Is generosity the key to happiness - Prof Lara Aknin

Prof Lara Aknin is the director of the Helping and Happiness Lab at Simon Fraser University. She studies what makes people live happier and healthier lives. What a fascinating area of research and so given the fact that this podcast is all about striving to acquire a greater state of happiness, through fulfilling routines, self-improvement and health and wellbeing I thought it would be more the interesting to hear Prof Aknin's thoughts. In this episode we ask about the effect generosity has on our levels of happiness. We ask if people who work in service of others, like nurses for example, we ask if they are more predisposed to being happy by virtue of serving or giving of their time and energies to others. We also pose the question, does being generous make you happier or are happier people just more generous ? Prof Aknin tells us about her goodybag paradigm. We explore generosity across cultures and socio-economic sectors of humanity. We hear about the generosity of children and what conclusions can be drawn from. Expect to hear the purpose underlying our desire to give to others. Plus expect to hear the distinction between giver and receiver centric gifts, something which I think will give people pause for thought before they buy their next gift for a friend or family member. https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/about/people/current-faculty/laknin.html https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/research/hhl.html
1/11/202433 minutes, 20 seconds
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# 373 - Finding meaning and purpose - Dr Michael Steger

Dr Michael Steger is the Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, and Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. In this episode we tackle some pretty weighty issues. We discuss the meaning of our lives and the philosphy of appreciating the little moments and I reference Matt Haig and his book Reasons to stay alive, in which he catalogues all the seemingly mundane things in life that are sources of real joy. We define what purpose is and in doing so Dr Steger tells us what he means by purpose being an anchor we throw out into the future. We discuss the commodification of meaning which Dr Steger is very much against. Does following your passion really help you find your purpose ? We ask if purpose correlates with living a successful life. Expect to learn how a lack of meaning and purpose are linked to cognitive decline. We learn that the search for meaning is not uniform across the world, different cultures embark on a search for meaning in different ways. We also ask if our relationship with purpose and meaning has advanced since the days of the great greek philosophers. http://www.michaelfsteger.com/ Dr Steger's Ted Talk : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLFVoEF2RI0
1/8/202452 minutes, 43 seconds
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# 372 - Sustainable weightloss in 2024 - Nutritionist Sinead Cloherty

Sinead Cloherty is a nutritionist, a health coach and an expert in making healthy eating, easy, tasty and fun. Shes mentored thousands of clients down through the years with thousands of followers on instagram, where she shares healthy eating tips. In this episode I ask why we have such a complicated relationship with the food we eat ? Expect to learn what what sustainable weightloss is and best to go about it and how it differs from the approach dieters normally take ? We discuss if we should be keeping track of what we are eating and we ask if eating while watching tv is really a good idea ? Discover what mindful eating is and how it can positively impact how and what we eat. From a nutritional standpoint we explore the sorts of foods we should we be looking to consume for a healthy nutritional balance. Plus we talk about behaviour change and how it influences our ability to manage weightloss. https://www.instagram.com/sineadclohertynutrition https://linktr.ee/sineadclohertynutrition https://www.sineadcloherty.com/ More Happy Habit Podcast episodes at : https://anchor.fm/mathieu-norry
1/4/202436 minutes, 38 seconds
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# 371 - Crush your new years resolutions - Dr Emily Balcetis

Emily Balcetis is a social psychologist and professor of psychology at NYU and author of Clearer, closer, better. She is fascinated by how we look at things and has performed groundbreaking research showing how we can change our perspective to attain our goals. In this episode, we hear how how what we see creates our perception of the world around us. We hear about how much of what we see is in direct focus. How much is in our peripheral vision and the role the brain plays in filling in the gaps, not just in our vision but also in our subjective experience. We learn how this knowledge about our subective focus can be used in the context of health and fitness to enhance performance, simply by changing how we look at a task. Expect to learn about how we can sustain motivation and the importance of factoring in the inevitability of obstacles in the path to a goal. Plus we learn how best to take action that gives us the best chance of sustaining our new years resolutions. https://as.nyu.edu/faculty/emily-balcetis.html Dr Baletis' book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clearer-Closer-Better-Successful-People/dp/1524796468
1/1/202434 minutes, 4 seconds
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# 370 - Separating purpose and paycheck - Jonathan Malesic

Jonathan Malesic is a Dallas based writer and former academic who holds a PhD from the University of Virginia, he is also the author of The end of burnout, why work drains us and how to build better lives. Jonathan was a victim of burnout himself which prompted him to explore this age old phenomenon. Indeed we discuss the long history of burnout dating back 2 millenia. We talk about the pitfalls if aligning ones identuty with how you make a living. Expect to learn about the 3 key components of burnout. We hear about anti-burnout stragegies. How do we get away from meaning purpose and paycheck ?We hear about the relationship between burnout and lack of career fulfilment. We also discuss the societal pressures that keep people tethered to the treadmill that leads them to become burned out. Jonathan's book >> https://jonmalesic.com/
12/28/202335 minutes, 3 seconds
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# 369 - Tips to stop yourself being influenced against your will - Dr Alice Pailhes

Dr Alice Pailhès, Ph.D. is an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Pailhes has a partticular fascination in magic and the psychology behind magic tricks. I'm talking about how magicians use psychology to manipulate, influence, force, redirect, misdirect and distract us in order to bamboozle us with their magic skills. Dr Pailhes' research focuses on the use of magic tricks to study the illusory sense of agency or control. She specialises in studying the subtle factors that influence our decisions without our awareness. In this episode we learn that magic is a conflict between our rational mind, our beliefs and our emotions. We see a trick performed, and rationally it doesnt make sense but there it is before our eyes and so we are left stunned, scratching our heads searching for answers. We also learn that the brain often seeks out the simplest most energy efficient option which causes us to adhere to habits or patterns of behaviour, essentially the brain operates on autopilot which is when we are most vulnerable to being controlled or influenced. We hear about different techniques that magicians use to influence or force a person to do or believe something in order that they fall for the magic trick. Expect to learn about restriction and compliance and how they feature in a magicians act. We hear that its exceptionally easily to influence people even when the person being influenced knows they are being influenced or controlled. The good news is we can take the psychological lessons learned in the arena of magic and apply them in the real world so that we can reduce our liklihood of being influenced. This is an interesting discussion about how our minds work and how we are so very easily influenced by external forces aswell as internal forces and biases, while Dr Pailhes uses the subject of magic to illustrate how the mind operates in terms of it being easily influenced, her observations on psychology apply to everyday life. Indeed we are constantly being influenced by advertising, media and by friends and family. The key is to be aware of when we are being influenced so that we can own gatekeeper to that influence. https://www.dralicepailhes.com/
12/25/202323 minutes, 12 seconds
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# 368 - Secret to maintaining your new years resolution - Dr Michelle Segar

Dr Michelle Segar is an award winning NIH funded researcher with at the University of Michigan with 3 decades of experience in helping people adopt healthy behaviours in a way that matches the complexity, the messiness and the unpredictability of everyday life. She is also the author of The Joy Choice, named as one of the best health books of 2022 by the Washington Post. In this episode we talk about the power of habits and the propensity of real life and its every day demands, to get in the way of our best laid plans to create new habits and adopt new behaviours. Expect to learn what a 'habiter' is and expect to learn what 'unhabiting' is. We learn about motivation and how we can harness it. Expect to hear about habit friction and what that is. We also discover what the three key decision disruptors that get in the way of habit formation are. We find out why Dr Segar doesnt like the term accountability when it comes to adopting new behaviours. And we discover the impact that guilt has when we fall short of our own expectations. There is really so very much that we discuss in this conversation and it is a real eye opener for anyone considering adopting a healthy fitness regime this new year, but in truth Dr Segar's thoughts, experience an insights on habits and behaviour change can really be applied to any field not just health and physical fitness. Check out Dr Segar's book and her research >> https://michellesegar.com/
12/21/202343 minutes, 46 seconds
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# 367 - Calm your mind with food - Dr Uma Naidoo

Nutritional psychiatrist Dr Uma Naidoo is the author of the new book, Calm your mind with food : a revolutionary guide to controlling your anxiety. In this episode we hear about the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry and how the foods we eat can affect our mood, our emotional resilience and mental health. We hear about how inflammation can contribute to anxiety.We discover that saffron is one of the many foods that can support our mental health. Expect to learn whether anxiety and depression can co-exist. We learn that supplementation in addition to diet can help make a postiive contribution to our psychological wellbeing. Plus we find out one of Dr Naidoo's favourite mental health promoting recipes. https://umanaidoomd.com/
12/18/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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# 366 - From wheelchair to cycling 18 miles - Dr Terry Wahls

Dr Terry Wahls is an author and a clinical Professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, in addition to being proof positive that food can be your medicine. She was diagnosed with MS and spent 4 years relying on a wheelchair for her mobility, so debilitating were her symptoms. She was faced with making one of 2 choices, to either give up on life or continue going. Thankfully she chose the latter and she dived into researching how nutrition could positively impact her condition and went on to develop her Wahls protocol, a diet based protocol that would see her go from being wheelchair bound to being able to ride her bike to work again. Twenty years after her MS diagnosis, she continues in her mission to help others with her diet and lifestyle philosophy. In this episode Dr Wahls tells us about the onset of her MS symptoms and how it impacted her and her family, as well as her professional life. We learn about what motivated Dr Wahls in the darkest moments when her condition held little hope. We hear about what steps she took in relation to her nutrition when she made the decision not to fall victim to the medically accepted limitations of her diagnosis. Dr Wahls, tells us about the main driver of MS, the mitochondria or the power house of our cells, and how this knowledge helped her establish a dietary protocol that helped her rediscover her hitherto waning energy levels. We hear about how diet can lessen the negative effects of systemic inflammation especially as far as autoimmune diseases are concerned. We discover that the dramatic improvement in Dr Wahls condition is not an anomaly, but as a study she has carried out in other MS patients shows, changes in diet and nutrition intake can improve the health of other chronic disease sufferers too. And expect to learn what foods Dr Wahls suggests we eat and what foods we should consider elminating from our diets. To say that Dr Wahls condition as an MS patient has improved over the last 2 decades since she was initially diagnosed, is an understatement. In times past her cases would have been labelled miraculous. The truth very much grounded in science and reality, Dr Wahls rejected the traditional route of submitting completely to pharmaceutical drugs instead choosing to allow her food provide the nutrients she needed to restore her health. Its important to state, Dr Wahls still has MS but her experimentation with her nutrition allowed her to initially drastically reverse her decline, and return to practise medicine but also to drastically slow down the progress of this debilitating disease. Her determination and her story are extraordinary. I hope you enjoy this conversation and find as much inspiration as I did, Dr Wahls Website : https://terrywahls.com/ Dr Wahls Ted Talk : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc
12/14/202335 minutes, 49 seconds
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# 365 - Predicting Alzheimers disease - Prof Richard Reilly

You're probably familiar with having an MRI scan on your strained muscle, your grandmother quite possibly had her hip replaced at some point, and more and more of us are wearing devices that can alert us of irregular heart related events which can prompt us to seek medical attention. These are all everyday examples of how our lives intersect with biomedical engineering. As research in this area progresses and as technology improves, the field of bioengineering is only going to become more impactful on our lives. One of the people at the forefront of biomedical engineering research is Professor Richard Reilly who specialises in neural engineering at Trinity College in Dublin where his research focuses on the processing of signals that diagnose the human physiological and cognitive state. In this episode we find out what biomedical engineering is and how we interact with examples of it daily, quite often without even realising. We discuss some of the 500 research studies Prof Reilly has been involved in, including examining the walking stride and cognitive functions of diabetes patients who are at greater risk of cognitive decline than people who dont have diabetes. We discuss research that seeks to provide a predictor of Alzheimer's disease by studying the change in a person's speech patterns over time. Expect to learn what role neural engineering is playing in helping us understand spinal cord injuries. We talk about how AI is already making a significant impact in the bioengineering space and the potential for it to accelerate progress as far as discovery and research are concerned. And I ask if there are any ethical considerations to be aware of when carrying out research and developing new technologies in bioengineering. https://www.tcd.ie/research/profiles/?profile=reillyri
12/11/202334 minutes, 46 seconds
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# 364 - A struggle with loneliness - Daniel Wendler

Loneliness can be so damaging at any age but especially when growing up. Few people have more experience of being friendless and lonely than Daniel Wendler. In todays episode I speak with Daniel who is now a clinical psychologist and author, and who as a teenager was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome which contributed hugely to his lack of social skills. In this episode Daniel discusses what Asperger's Syndrome is and how it affected his ability to interact socially and make friends growing up. We learn how Daniel's journey and struggle with social interaction now informs his career as a clinical psychologist. We hear about how he manages with imposter syndrome and how he copes with disappointments in life. Expect to learn about the concept of learned helplessness in the context of developing social skills. We ask if there is a link between poor social skills and gaming. We discover how social skills are like any other skill and can be improved. https://www.danielwendler.com/ Daniel's Ted Talk : https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_wendler_what_being_autistic_taught_me_about_being_human?language=en
12/7/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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# 363 - Are you burnt out ? - Prof Anna Schaffner

Anna schaffner is a writer, coach and professor of cultural history who has written books on the history of exhaustion, and the art of self development' She has a new book coming out on the subject of exhaustion called Exhausted: An A to Z for the weary. Anna's mission is to help clients move from a state of exhaustion to a state of vitality in their lives. In this episode we discuss what exactly exhaustion is and how it is distinct from being burnt out. Expect to learn about the symptoms of exhaustion. We ask if people are more burned out today than previous generations. Expect to learn about the drivers of exhaustion both mental and physical. We talk about the popularity of manifestation and how it is contributing to peoples' exhaustion. Comparison is often called the thief of joy, it too leads to a draining of our energy levels and lack of self-selfsatisfaction, we discuss why. Expect to discover what the basic things are that we can do to move from a state of exhaustion to vitality. We also learn about the importance of having a hobby when it comes to our energy levels. Check out Prof Anna's website https://www.annakschaffner.com/
12/4/202338 minutes, 3 seconds
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# 362 - Is anxiety inherited ? - Prof Randolph Nesse

Today I am talking with one of the pioneers of evolutionary medicine and evolutionary psychiatry, Professor Randolf Nesse. We discuss what evolution has to do with modern day psychiatry and how knowledge of evolution's influences on someone's mental health informs Prof Nesse's ability to help his patients. We learn whether our quest for happiness is merely a distraction. Is mental illness a result of nature or nurture or indeed a little of both? Expect to learn that low mood isn't always bad. We discover what the smoke detector principle is. We ask what the purpose of human emotion is ? We discuss whether society is suffering from more mental health problems today than our during our ancestors time. Expect to hear Prof Nesse's thoughts on stoicism and what his hopes are for the future of psychiatry. https://www.randolphnesse.com/
11/30/202330 minutes, 21 seconds
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# 361 - Using humour to understand the world around us - Brian Malow

Brian Malow, is a well known science comedian who uses comedy to educate people and make more accessible many of the scientific topics that can perplex. He gives regular talks on science and has interviewed many of the worlds nobel laureates in the field of science and several of the astronauts who walked on the moon. In this episode I explore with Brian the way in which science is communicated to the public at large and the value of doing so in a relatable way. Brian tells me about his encounters with Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Buzz Aldrin. We hear about the role the media played in disseminating information to the public during the pandemic and how it might have been better. We talk about what regular people can learn from meeting very successful people who have mastered their own field and beyond, such as Brian May who aswell as conquering the world of music, has gone on to earn a Phd in science at the age of 59. This is a fun, informal chat with Brian about many different topics which I hope you will enjoy.
11/27/202338 minutes, 10 seconds
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# 360 - Female orgasm and premature ejaculation - Sex Therapist Dr Ian Kerner

Dr Ian Kerner is a practising sex therapist and author of the best selling, She comes first. In this episode Dr Kerner helps dispell some commonly held misconceptions about sex. We learn that desire or lack there of is largely the reason many people choose to see a sex therapist. We hear about the assurances that women need in order to feel comfortable during sex, especially when she is receiving oral sex. Expect to learn how premature ejaculation can be treated. I ask what role porongraphy can play in a healthy sexual relationship. We learn that the majority of people are bored with their sex lives, and women are twice as likely to be bored after the first year. Plus we discover how to meet our partners sexual needs in the bedroom. Dr Kerner's books : https://rb.gy/f2a54k
11/23/202323 minutes, 41 seconds
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# 359 - Do you grind your teeth ? - Dr Harry Ball

Today I speak with Dr Harry Ball the co-founder of the Dental Sleep Institute. He is a physician with a background in dentistry who now helps people with sleep problems. In this episode we find out how dental issues and sleep are related. We discover what exactly bruxism or teeth grinding is and how it presents itself. We hear about restless leg syndrome. We learn how disordered breathing can lead to sleep disturbances. Expect to hear about CPAP machines and how they help people with nocturnal breathing problems. Also we learn what the signs are to look out for and which medical professionals to approach if we are struggling with our sleep. We discover the health implications of chronic insomnia and more. Dr Ball's website : https://sleepwise.com.au/dr-harry-ball/
11/20/202334 minutes, 3 seconds
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# 358 - What exercises should women do - Dr Stacy Sims

Dr Stacy Sims is a physiologist who specialises in women's fitness, performance, nutrition and hormone related health. This seems ridiculous given the fact that women make up about 50% of the global population, but the vast majority of scientific data we have has been derived by studying only men, which means theres a glaring lack of science-based information thats specific to women. And this often means women are doing the wrong training, eating the wrong food, not reaching their full potential, and/or often suffering unnecessary discomfort and pain. Dr Sims' mission is to redress that imbalance. In this episode we talk about how body temperature is a factor in women's health and performance. We learn what exercises women should be doing and what nutrition they should be consuming. Should women be taking cold plunges ? We discover how resistance training can help offset cognitive decline. We learn how women in peri menopause are in a state of sympathetic drive and what this means for their health and performance. Expect to learn of the value of interval training. Discover that women in their 20s and 30s can positively influence their personal experience of the peri-menopause and menopause years ahead of time. Plus, we find out how women can reframe how they perceive weight training, consumption of protein and the gym space that is ususally a male dominated arena. Dr Sim's website : https://www.drstacysims.com/Dr Sim's Book, Next Level : https://www.drstacysims.com/booksandmore
11/16/202340 minutes, 33 seconds
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# 357 - Hack your sleep with proprioception - Sleep expert Sine Dunne

Do you have trouble sleeping, perhaps you have insomnia. Are you reaching for the coffee every morning, exhausted because it has taken you so long to fall asleep, because you've woken up multiple times or maybe you wake up super early every morning. Perhaps you're one of the many people who've been prescribed sleeping tablets, but you're looking for an alternative to help you sleep better. Well my guest today might be of interest to you. I'm joined by founder of Siest sleep, Sine Dunne. Sine is a former google employee who as a mum and business person with a hectic and stressful schedule was struggling on 5 hours sleep a night. Then a chance encounter with a sleep specialist changed not just her sleep but her also her career. In this episode we learn about the importance of sleep and why so many of us are not getting enough.Expect to learn about the downsides of traditional sleep aids. We learn about the phenomenon of sleep pressure and its relationship with being sleepy at the right time of the day.We hear about how light exposure resets our circadian rhythm. Expect to learn tips to optimise your sleep. We discover that not every one has the same optimum ambient temperature that promotes sleep. Plus we learn about the link between sleep and proprioception, and how Sine has harnessed this to develop a weighted sleep aid that has been proven to be effective at improving sleep quality. https://siestsleep.com/ Why we sleep, Book my Prof Matthew Walker : https://shorturl.at/sBFU9
11/13/202330 minutes, 8 seconds
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# 356 - Are you breathing correctly ? - Dr Rosalba Courtney

Today I am talking with Dr Rosalba Courney , she is an osteopath who did a PhD in dysfunctional breathing, she is an integrative breathing specialist who helps people with poor breathing habits and suffer from dysfunctional breathing. In this episode we define functional and dysfunctional breathing. We discover how the body's pH is affected by the breath. Expect to learn what the optimal number of breaths per minute is. We find out whether we should be breathing through our noses or our mouths. We explore the many roles of breathing over and above the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Expect to learn the significance of Nitric Oxide in the body and its relationship to breathing. Learn about the importance of the diaphragm in the mechanics of breathing. Plus we hear tips to help us become better breathers.
11/9/202333 minutes, 44 seconds
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# 355 - How food companies have copied tobacco companies - Prof Marion Nestle

Professor Marion Nestle is an American molecular biologist, nutritionist and public health advocate. She is the Paulette Goddard professor of nutrition, food studies and public health Emerita at New York University. Her research has focused on the scientfific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, food safety, emphasising the role of food marketing, shes written numerous books including What to eat, Food politics, Soda politics and Slow cooked. Professor nestle is has been a titan in the field of nutrition and a very vocal commentator on food politics for 7 decades. In this episode, Professor Nestle tells us about how the world of food and politics intersect, and how our diets have suffered as a result. We hear about the ways in which food companies lobby for influence over public health policy. Expect to learn how similarly big food companies have behaved in comparison to big tobacco companies in their approach to their customers. We hear Professor Nestles thoughts on low carb, paleo and the mediterranean diets. We asnwer the question, do vegetarians live longer ? Plus we discover what we really should be eating. Link to all of Prof Nestle's books : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marion-Nestle/e/B001ILIEEY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
11/6/202327 minutes, 45 seconds
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# 354 - Psilocybin and other exciting new treatments for depression - Dr Heather Berlin

In this episode I'm joined by cognitive neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Dr Heather Berlin. Dr Heather Berlin is a neuroscientist and licensed clinical psychologist. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City noted for her work in science communication and science outreach. Her research focuses on brain-behavior relationships affecting the prevention and treatment of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes,and creativity. She is host of the PBS Nova series Your Brain, the PBS series Science Goes to the Movies, the Discovery Channel series Superhuman Showdown and StarTalk All-Stars with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. In this episode, we explore how cognitive neuroscience helps give us a better understanding of the brain. Expect to learn what consciousness is, plus we ask if the brain similar to a computer and the consciousness its software program? We learn the difference between neurological and psychiatric disorders and the importance of studying disorders and dysfunction when it comes to understanding how the brain works. We explore novel treatments for depression such as psychedelics and deep brain stimulation. Expect to find out about how neuroplasticity isnt just limited to our childhood and that we can continue to change our brains for as long as we live. And we find out where that voice in your head is really coming from. More Happy Habit Podcast episodes at : https://anchor.fm/mathieu-norry
11/2/202343 minutes, 5 seconds
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# 351 - Don't skip breakfast - Dr Valter Longo

Nutrition is at the heart of everything in medicine, the science of fasting , the science of nutrition , longevity and disease prevention are subjects that concern Dr Valter Longo. He is one of the world's leading researchers in this field. Named as one of the most 50 influential people in healthcare in time magazine in 2018, Dr Longo is a professor in gerontology and biological sciences at the University of Southern California. He is also the director of the Longevity Institute at USC as well as the director of the Longevity and Cancer Programme at theIFOM institute in Milan. Dr Longo is the author of the international best seller The Longevity Diet, all profits of which he donates to his research and foundation, plus he's the creator of the fasting mimicking diet. In this episode we learn how studies in yeast and mice are teaching us about ageing and longevity in humans. We learn of the latest research on fasting. We hear about the 5 pillars of longevity. We explore various fasting strategies. Expect to learn whether a low carb diet is better than a high carb diet and we discover what impact protein has on us as we age. We also explore the importance of education at a time when misinformation can be ovewhelming to the discussion of ageing and longevity. https://www.valterlongo.com/ Dr Longo's book : https://shorturl.at/bvEKL https://www.createcures.org/
10/23/202334 minutes, 57 seconds
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# 350 - Blueberries help with trauma and other mood foods - Nutritional Psychiatrist Dr Uma Naidoo

Today I am speaking with Dr Uma Naidoo. She is a nutrional psychiatrist and author of the wildly popular book, This is your brain on food, an indespensible guide to the surprising foods that fight depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and more. In this episode we learn that what we eat can affect our mood. We learn about how blueberries can alleviate the after effects of trauma. We explore the relationship between Vitamin D and anxiety. Find out why the link between the gut and the rain is so crucial for our wellbeing. We learn about the microbiome and its role in health. Expect to learn about the link between gluten and ADHD and we discover the best foods for our brain health. https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Food-Indispensable/dp/0316536822 https://umanaidoomd.com/collections/this-is-your-brain-on-food
10/19/202315 minutes, 59 seconds
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# 349 - Heal yourself with fermented foods - Lauren Mones

Lauren Mones is the CEO of fermenting fairy at fermentingfairy.com. She believes fervently in the healing power of plants and this belief comes from personal experience having been diagnosed with crippling Crohn's disease she embarked on a journey of discovery and for her self healing through consuming fermented foods. In this episode we learn about the medicinal qualities of fermented foods like Sauerkraut. We hear about the history of fermented food use in human diets. Did you know human beings are more microbe than human? Microbe cells outnumber human cells in our bodies by a factor of 10 to 1. We hear about why the gut microbiome is so important to our overall wellbeing, how it is influenced by what we eat, both good and bad plus, why maintaining the microbiome's diversity is key to our overall health. We hear about the harm antibiotics even natural antibiotics can cause to our microbiome and why if prescribed antibiotics we can benefit from the consumption of fermented foods to help bolster our good bacteria. Lauren believes that leaky gut and loss of microbial biodiversity contributes to many autioimmune and inflammatory responses in the body. We also hear how Lauren's own experience with fermented fodos and her subsequent recovery from Crohn's disease prompted her to set up her own company making and selling fermented products.
10/16/202335 minutes, 25 seconds
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# 348 - Exhausted all the time ? - Dr Dave Mc Carty

Do you have trouble sleeping ? Are you exhausted all the time ? Do you snore, perhaps you dont but you still dont get a good quality sleep? Have you ever considered you may have sleep apnea? In this episode, I am joined by sleep apnea specialist Dr Dave McCarty who has worked in this area taking a patient centred approach to treat sleep apnea sufferers for decades. We hear about the difference between obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea and the reasons one might suffer from each condition. We hear about the impact of sleeping with your mouth open. We discover that 1 in 8 people globally are suffering from sleep apnea!! We learn about the health implications of suffering from sleep apnea. We talk about Dr Mc Carty's approach to dealing with sleep apnea patients where he spells out as the 5 reasons to treat. We also learn that you could have sleep apnea and not even know it because snoring isnt always a symptom of sleep apnea. We hear about Pikwikian syndrome which helps to feed the confusion about who ordinarily suffers from sleep apnea, hint its not the stereotype you might think of. What are CPAP machines that are used to treat people with this condition? Expect to learn how society's move away from breast feeding to bottle feeding in the last 100 years has actually changed our skulls. And We also talk about the efficacy of Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia. This is a really fascinating discussion and Dr McCarty a man passionate about providing the right care to his patience which includes educating them about this complex condition and has such a wealth of knowledge to impart. I hope you enjoy and find it useful www.empoweredsleepapnea.com https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empowered-Sleep-Apnea-Handbook-Patients-ebook/dp/B0BLDVJ3VC The link to the hardback edition of Dr Mc Carty's book https://store.bookbaby.com/book/empoweredsleepapnea
10/12/202350 minutes, 10 seconds
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# 347 - Are you a digital slave - Jocelyn Brewer

In this episode I speak with Jocelyn Brewer, who is a registered psychologist whose mission it is to alter the way we interact with the digital world and the way we use digital technology. Her belief in digital nutrition, sees her espouse the benefits of improving our digital literacy online in the cyber world and most importantly allows us to optimise our psychological wellbeing in the cyber space. Expect to learn the main driver behind your compulsion to be online as much as we are. We hear about the negative effects of using social media and the mis-information that we have to negotiate when online. We explore some of the techniques used by tech companies to keep us online for as long as possible. We learn the role parents can take when it comes to curating their children's access to technology and we learn about the 3 Ms of digital nutrition which can help us foster a much healthier relationship with digital devices and the cyber world. Digital Nutrition - https://t.co/ly2HKrnaBJ https://www.instagram.com/thejocelynbrewer https://twitter.com/JocelynBrewer https://twitter.com/diginutrition
10/9/202325 minutes, 34 seconds
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# 346 - Obesity shouldn't be a blame game - Dr Yoni Freedhoff

Dr Yoni Freedhoff is an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa. In 2004, he became the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute which provides non-surgical weight management. He is one of Canada's most outspoken obesity experts, and what follows is an insightful conversation about obesity. A conversation which, if I hold my hand up, certainly gave me a greater appreciation of its complexitities. My stance on obesity hitherto, had erred on the side of the need for greater education and application of personal responsibility. We hear about the current state of the obesity epidemic, whether there is a role that eductation can play in changing behaviour at population level. We learn the doctors thoughts on the failure of governments when it comes to the obesity crisis. We hear that obesity shouldn't be a blame game, that genetics play a large role and in some cases obesity drugs are essential, and we learn about the role exercise can play in peoples lives plus we discuss the misleading marketing of milk and its supposed benefits. https://www.bmimedical.ca/people/dr-yoni-freedhoff https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diet-Fix-Diets-Fail-Yours/dp/0804137579
10/5/202334 minutes, 44 seconds
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# 341 - What do you want ? - with therapist Charlotte Fox Weber

Charlotte Fox Weber is a psychotherapist and writer. She cofounded Examined Life and was the founding head of The School of Life Psychotherapy. She grew up in Connecticut and Paris and now lives in London with her husband and two young children. Her book Tell Me What You Want or What we want ( depending on your location) is her first book. In this episode we discuss why it is important to fulfil our desires. The book uses case studies based on Charlotte's patients to catalogue 12 of our deepest desires, every desire from the desire to love and be loved, to the desire to actually desire, to the desire for attention, to belong, to connect, to create and more. Charlotte also spells out the damage to us of not fulfilling our desires. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tell-What-You-Want-Therapist/dp/1982170662https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-We-Want-Journey-Through/dp/1472281438
9/18/202328 minutes, 14 seconds
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# 336 - Do what scares you

We all know the quote : 'Do one thing everyday that scares you', but why ? What are the benefits of doing things that scare us , that are hard or that make us uncomfortable?
8/31/202310 minutes, 32 seconds
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# 333 - A beginners guide to self improvment

Some basic tips that will help any of us on our self-improvment journey. Remember human beings are designed to crave self-improvement, theres absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to become a better version of yourself, this episode spells out why and how you can attain what you want.
8/21/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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# 332 - 7 habits that are making you unhappy

You are what you repeatedly do, good habits are a great way to instil positive, life-affirming routines that bring out the best in you, but equally impactful are bad habits that erode our happiness. In this episode I list 7 habits that make us unhappy.
8/17/202315 minutes
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# 330 - Finding a way regardless of the obstacles - Jasmine Harrison

British adventurer Jasmine Harrison is only 23 but has already rowed the Atlantic solo and swam the entire length of Great Britain. She is also a motivational speaker, having given a Ted talk and is planning on sailing around the world in 2025. In this episode I talk to Jasmine about the mindset that has helped her prevail through the enormous physical and mental obstacles she has faced while she undertook her challenges. Jasmine's Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jasminerharrison/
8/10/202326 minutes, 7 seconds
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# 329 - How to be more charismatic

Charisma is something we find very attractive in people like George Clooney, Oprah and Martin Luther King, but what defines charisma and can we obtain its characteristics so that we may benefit in our own lives.
8/7/202313 minutes, 12 seconds
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# 327 - Sugar is killing us - Prof Robert Lustig

Sugar and processed foods are having lethal effects on global health. Professor Robert Lustig has for decades led the fight against the impacts of manmade 'food' on us. He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, at the Division of Endocrinology of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  He has authored over 125 peer reviewed papers and, he is one of the worlds leading experts on the impacts of sugar and processed foods on human health and chronic disease.  He has written multiple best selling books in this field and he is a highly sought after advisor and speaker in the field of public health.  Link to Prof Lustig's books https://robertlustig.com/books/ Link to Prof Lustig's research https://robertlustig.com/research/
7/31/202331 minutes, 34 seconds
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# 326 - How to build your Confidence with Dr Nate Zinsser author of The Confident Mind

Dr. Nate Zinsser is a renowned performance psychology expert who has taught three generations of soldiers, athletes, and executives to master the art of confidence and mental toughness. His new book The Confident Mind details the keys to achieving and maintaining confidence regardless of what arena you are trying to master. The Confident mind : https://www.amazon.com/Confident-Mind-Battle-Tested-Unshakable-Performance/dp/0063014831 Dear Dr. Psyche : https://shorturl.at/erGHS
7/27/202327 minutes, 37 seconds
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# 324 - Harnessing Hope

Andy Dufresne from the Shawshank Redemption is the embodiment of hope. There's much we can learn from his approach to life and hope given his horrific predicament. In this episode I discuss the key factors that help us harness hope.
7/20/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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# 323 - Neuro happiness - Tips for happiness

There are lots of little things we can do to maximise our happiness and boost our moods, Nick Trenton's book Neuro happiness details lots of routines we can incorporate into our daily lives that will help boost our mood in the moment and over the long term.
7/17/202325 minutes, 35 seconds
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# 321 - The key to happiness and eudaimonia according to Aristotle

Humankind's quest for wellbeing and happiness has occupied us for thousand's of years. What can we learn from the great philosophers about happiness or eudaimonia as Aristotle called it.
7/10/20239 minutes, 40 seconds
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# 320 - My favourite Motivational stories

Storytelling has been with mankind since the dawn of time, stories of us the oportunity to bond and to learn crucial lessons as they engage our imaginations and employ our intellect and emotions. In this episode, I detail several of my favourite motivational stories.
7/6/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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# 319 - Ways to boost mental sharpness

Mental sharpness often wanes over time, but it doesnt have to be this way, there are a variety of things we can do, from adopting a habit of regular exercise to, learning new skills that can help decrease the chances of us suffering from cognitive impairment as we age.
7/3/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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Welcome to the Happy Habit Podcast

Mathieu Norry here the host of the Happy Habit Podcast, join me as we explore the world of health, science and well-being. My book Happy habits for mind and body : https://rb.gy/6ziwve
5/26/202034 seconds