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The MindBodyBrain Project

English, Sciences, 119 seasons, 349 episodes, 1 day, 13 hours, 39 minutes
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Host Paul Taylor, a Neuroscientist, Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and PhD student in Psychology, interviews experts from around the world on cutting edge research and practices related to improving your mind, body and brain to become your best self.
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Wisdom Wednesdays: New Research on the Health Implications of Meat and Egg Consumption

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4/16/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: How Our Need To Make Sense Of The World Can Cause Issues - And What To Do About It

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4/14/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Conversation With Award-Winning Journalist, Author, Radio Host & Podcaster, Melissa Doyle

This was a very cool and wide-ranging conversation with a legendary Australian Journalist, Melissa Doyle, where we got into the good, the bad & the ugly of journalism, inspiring stories, parenting and aging against the machine. An accomplished and awarded journalist with more than 30 years experience, Melissa is one of the best-known and trusted voices and faces in Australian media. Melissa spent 25 wonderful years at The Seven Network, having hosted the 6PM News,  Sunrise, 11am, Ansett News, Today Tonight, The Zoo, Where Are They Now, 4pm News, 7pm News, Sunday Night and The Latest. Melissa is the weekend breakfast host for radio station Smooth FM. In 2014, she won the Australian Commercial Radio award (ACRA) for Best Newcomer (Metro) and in 2018 Best Music presenter (metro). In the 2016 Australia Day Honours List Melissa was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her "significant service to the community. Melissa has written four books, “The Working Mothers Survival Guide” in 2007, her best selling memoir “Alphabet Soup” in 2013, "15 Seconds of Brave" in 2022 and "How to Age Against The Machine" in 2023.   Clearly a chronic underachiever!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/12/20241 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Why This Is The Most Important Vitamin For The Human Body

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4/9/202412 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: The Fundamental Human Need For Belonging

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4/7/202415 minutes, 47 seconds
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Connecting The dots Between Food And Mood, With Clinical Nutritionist, Bronwyn Hudson

This was a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation where Bronwyn and I talked about topics such as overtraining syndrome, the gut-brain axis, the amazing benefits of continuous glucose monitors, self-experimentation, new frightening research on ultraprocessed foods, and more. You can find out more about Brownyn and her work at: https://www.bronwynhudson.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bronwyn.hudson/ Bronwyn's qualifications speak for themselves - and back up her confession of being a bit of a science geek. She holds a Masters of Science in Personalised Nutrition, a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy Practice, an Advanced Certificate in Mental Health, a Bachelor of Teaching and certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Health Coaching. She also proudly holds the prestigious Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) status from the Institute of Functional Medicine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/5/20241 hour, 6 minutes
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Why You Should Be Very Careful Who You Sit Near At Work

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4/2/20244 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Why We All Need To Be Masters Of The Art Of Pivoting

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3/31/20248 minutes, 45 seconds
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How To Manage Anxiety, With Dr Jodi Richardson

Today I chat with a friend and absolute PracAdemic , when it comes to anxiety. Dr Jodi Richardson has struggled with anxiety since she was 4 years old, but has managed to live well with her condition, an has written 2 books on the subject - Anxious Mums and Anxious Kids. She is also the host of the 'Hello Anxiety' podcast. Dr Jodi now empowers parents, educators and other professionals with powerful skills and techniques for managing anxiety.  for overcoming the worry, overthinking, immobility and sense of being overwhelmed that come with anxiety (no matter where you, your children, your students, or colleagues might fall on the calm-anxiety continuum)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/29/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: One Healthy Habit We All Do That May Be Damaging Our Health - And What To Do About it.

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3/26/20249 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: How To Bring A Little Bit Of Joy Into Your Life Every Day

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3/24/20248 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is Your Home Sabotaging Your Health, With Building Biologist, Nicole Bijlsma

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3/22/202450 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The Common Lifestyle Choice That Many Of Us Make That Is Worse Than Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

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3/19/202411 minutes, 31 seconds
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Your Secret Weapon For Managing Stress

Carly and I chat about a number of things we can do to take control of our stress levels, that involve modulating our Vagus Nerve.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/17/202410 minutes, 38 seconds
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Navigating Shitstorms, With Liz Long

This is a super-interesting conversation about navigating shitstorms and overcoming victimhood with someone who has done exactly that - Liz Long. Liz Long spent over fifty years in Victimtown. After a close family member, Lynda White, went missing, six-year-old Liz was forced into a shitstorm of epic proportions. Five years later, Lynda’s body was found, and her case remains one of Canada’s longest unsolved murders. Having discovered her own path to healing, including inpatient treatment at a recovery centre, Liz is now dedicated to mental health advocacy and inspiring others by sharing her story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Is There Finally A Game-Changing Intervention For Alzheimer's Disease?

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3/12/202411 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: What You Need To Know About Your Vagus Nerve

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3/10/202410 minutes, 9 seconds
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Everything You Need To Know About Nutrition And Mental Health, With Dr David Wiss

This was a very cool conversation with a kindred spirit, Dr David Wiss, where we do a deep dive into nutrition, especially as it pertains to mental health.  David enrolled at California State University, Northridge where he earned a Master’s of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science. This led to a dietetic internship at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center where he received specialized training on their eating disorders unit. This experience sparked a deep interest in the role of nutrition and the nutritionist profession as part of mental health recovery. David became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in the treatment of eating and substance use disorders. During this time, David developed a specialized nutrition curriculum that has been incorporated at more than fifty addiction treatment centers in Southern California and worldwide.In his nutritionist profession practice, David consults and develops nutrition protocols for clients in treatment. He also regularly conducts staff training for professionals and speaks at conferences on topics including disordered eating, gut health, and trauma-informed nutrition. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the national Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Based on extensive clinical experience with clients in mental health recovery, he began collaborating with other experts in the field to publish book chapters and manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. In 2017, David matriculated at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department, with a minor in Health Psychology. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in 2022 by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. During his doctoral training, Dr. Wiss published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts in the fields of food addiction, eating disorders, substance use disorders, depression, trauma, and childhood sexual abuse. These papers have been published in high-impact journals such as Appetite, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrients, Eating and Weight Disorders, and others. In addition, as a health nutritionist, he has contributed multiple book chapters on topics such as binge eating and dietary restraint. Enclosed is a full link to his publications. Nutrition in Recovery: https://www.nutritioninrecovery.com/ Wise Mind NutritionDownload: https://wisemindnutrition.com/download Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdavidwiss/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: How To Reduce Your Time In The Gym In Half & Still Be Successful

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3/5/20249 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Unhooking Yourself From Negative Thoughts And Emotions

When painful emotions and unwanted, ruminating thoughts show up, it's hard not to get 'hooked' by them. This episode, Coach Carly and I chat about 'unhooking' yourself from your internal experience so you can make choices aligned with the person you want to be, especially helpful when you're going through a tough time. If you are finding the podcast valuable, please subscribe and leave a review as it helps us grow. Thank you!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202417 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Art Of Creating Connection And Interacting With Others, With Master Interviewer And Storyteller, Kirk Docker

Today I have a super-interesting and informative conversation about how to interact more effectively with other human beings, with Kirk Docker. You can see all Kirk's links here.  Kirk is one of Australia’s finest interviewers and storytellers. He is the co-creator and director of the ABC program You Can’t Ask That, now in its 7th season. The show has been awarded Rose d’Or, AACTA and Walkley awards and is the most successful format in ABC history, selling to 32 territories, and broadcast in 9 different languages world wide. When it comes to the content he creates, no subject is off-topic. Kirk’s interviewees range from ex-politicians to ice users to sexual assault survivors. He has a deep curiosity, compassion and playfulness that elicits honesty from his participants, many of whom have never sat in front of a camera before. Through thousands of hours of open dialogue, what’s become absolutely clear to Kirk is that every human, no matter what they believe or how high their stature, share a core value: the desire to be understood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/1/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: What's The Optimal Type Of Exercise To Prevent Disease And Enhance Longevity

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2/27/20246 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - The Most Powerful Thing Under Your Control For Your Mental Health

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2/25/202414 minutes, 16 seconds
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How To Gain Without Pain When It Comes To Stress, With Professor Greg Hammer

Today is a tour de force on stress and stress management with Professor Greg Hammer from Stanford School of Medicine. Greg Hammer, MD is a , pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, mindfulness expert, and the author of GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals. Dr. Hammer has served as the Chair of the Physician Wellness Task Force for the California Society of Anesthesiologists and as a member of the Stanford WellMD initiative. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer on wellness at institutions worldwide and has taught the GAIN method to medical students, residents, fellows, and staff at Stanford University and elsewhere. Though now retired, from clinical practice, Dr. Hammer continues to be very active as a consultant and speaker around the world. His book, GAIN Without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals focuses on the four pillars of Dr. Hammer’s meditation methodology: Gratitude, Acceptance, Intention, and Non-Judgment to promote overall well-being and harmony between the mind and body. Dr. Hammer has established himself as a guiding light for numerous physicians facing burnout in their respective fields. The GAIN method has been known to strengthen mental strength and resilience regardless of their profession.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: A Ridiculously Simple Trick To Improve Your Sleep Quality, Alertness And Cognitive Function

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2/20/20246 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mojo Mondays Macro recovery

Today we chat about the art and science of sleep, with lots of practical strategies to improve it. Here is the awesome eye-mask that we talked about.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/18/202418 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mastering The Art Of Changing Minds, With Best-Selling Author, Michael McQueen

Today I chat to Michael McQueen about how to influence other people to change their minds. Michael is a multi-award winning speaker, change strategist and bestselling author of 10 books. With clients including Google, Toyota and Mastercard, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate uncertainty and stay ahead of the curve. In addition to featuring regularly as a commentator on TV and radio, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Mel Robbins and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations. Having been formerly named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael has been inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame. Check out Michael's range of books and also his speaking topics if you want him to talk to your organisation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202455 minutes, 18 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The Role Of Fermented Food For Your Mood

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2/13/202410 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Simple But Effective Techniques To Reduce Stress, Improve Productivity And Avoid Burnout

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2/11/202411 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Positive Psychology Can Benefit Us All, With Clinical Psychologist, Dr Suzy Green

Today I have an awesome, wide-ranging conversation with Clinical psychologist and Positive Psychology expert, Dr Suzy Green.  As a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of mental illness, Suzy is on a mission to reduce the impact of mental illness in our workplaces, schools and communities.  As a Coaching Psychologist, who has scientifically investigated the impact of evidence-based coaching, Suzy is committed to encouraging the use of coaching for performance and wellbeing enhancement for all. Suzy’s vast experience in the media includes having been a brand ambassador for ANZ, Fitbit, Nivea, Nespresso and Officeworks. Suzy is also an official ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and regularly speaks as both a keynote and on panel presentations about Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology Coaching. Suzy has a heap of books, courses and other offerings, which you can find here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/20241 hour, 7 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - A Simple Trick For Increasing A Key Growth Factor For The Brain

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2/6/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Ho To Manage Anger

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2/4/202411 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why Your Metabolism Is Key To Preventing Disease, With Metabolic Neurologist, Dr Matthew Phillips

Today, I have a fascinating discussion with Dr Matthew Phillips, a certified Neurologist, who calls himself The metabolic Neurologist.  Matt grew up in Canada and trained in Australia. Upon completing neurology training in Melbourne, he realized that I had no interest in going the usual route of further specializing in a particular neurological disorder. I wanted to specialize in a therapy, but no such fellowship existed. Thus, Matt bought a one-way ticket to the other side of the world and departed the medical system, travelling and worked in different places for 3 years, creating his own sort of self-taught fellowship during which I learned about a variety of therapeutic possibilities. It dawned on Matt that metabolic strategies, particularly fasting and ketogenic diets, were promising therapeutic options for a range of disorders. Ultimately, Matt wants to help create a new field of Metabolic Neurology that emphasizes applying metabolic strategies in healthcare so as to potentially heal many difficult disorders at their core, with the overarching goal being the improved health and enhanced nobility of humanity. Check out the resources section on Matt's website, which are bloody awesome.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The Myriad Of Health Risks Associated With Energy Drinks

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1/30/20246 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Managing Difficult People

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1/28/20248 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Amazing Power Of Amino Acids For Human Health, With Vanita Dahia

An internationally recognized integrative medicine expert and author, Vanita’s career has been guided by balancing body chemistries in mental health and chronic complex health conditions.  Vanita is in the vanguard of neurochemistry research which has led to the publication of Alchemy of the Mind and Alchemy of Amino Acids books with online masterclasses.  She provides functional pathology, clinical training programs and educational initiatives to Doctors and allied health practitioners world-wide. Vanita earned her Board-certified fellowship in Anti-ageing and regenerative medicine, and qualifications in pharmacy, naturopathy, nutritional mental health and Ayurvedic medicine in Australia and abroad.  Vanita’s research explores previously uncharted territory of compounding pharmacy with evidence based natural medicine and is a prodigious innovator in targeted therapy with many patients and health practitioners under her tutelage. Check out her website if you'd like to book a consult or access her books or online couses.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The Myriad of Health Impacts From Microplastics And Nanoplastics, And What You Can Do About It

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1/23/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Where Does Confidence Come From And How Can We Improve It?

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1/21/202411 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Pros and Cons of Different Diets With Dr Denise Furness

Dr Denise needs no introduction to regular listeners of the podcast, but for those who don't know her, she's one very, very sharp cookie. For those who are interested in signing up to her course, which I highly recommend - here's the link to the registration page. https://drdenisefurness.com.au/4-week-wholefood-challenge/ To get 20% off, use the code PT20 at checkout .See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/202455 minutes, 54 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Practical Nutritional Advice From The Podcast With Professor Richard Johnson

As a follow-up to Saturday's podcast with Prof Richard Johnson, this one goes a bit more into practical eating strategies to minimise the negative effects of fructose on the body and brain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/16/20247 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: A Reflection From The Future

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1/14/20244 minutes, 45 seconds
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Is This The Real Driver Of Weight Gain, Obesity, Diabetes And Alzheimer's disease, With Professor Richard Johnson

Today is an absolute cracker of a podcast and critical listening for anyone who eats food and wants to avoid weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease! Professor Richard Johnson is the Tomas Berl Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Colorado Denver.   He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and kidney disease and is the founding editor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, one of the main textbooks on kidney disease. For more than 20 years, he has led research on the cause of obesity and diabetes, with special interest in the role of sugar (especially fructose) and uric acid. His research has been highly cited, published in top medical journals, and supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of the books Nature Wants Us To Be Fat, The Sugar Fix and The Fat Switch. His body of work presents convincing evidence that obesity, diabtes and Alzheimer's disease are triggered by a “switch” in our metabolism that makes us want to eat more and exercise less.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/20241 hour, 57 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Why We shouldn't Be Complacent About Covid And Some Steps We Can Take

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1/9/202410 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: The Decisional Balance Sheet - A Great Tool For Getting Clarity On Decisions

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1/7/20249 minutes, 41 seconds
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How To Be Your Own Habit Mechanic, With Dr John Finn

It's that time of year, and today's podcast is all about the science of creating habits. Dr. Jon Finn wrote his best-selling book ‘The Habit Mechanic’  because his life’s mission is to help people to be their best in the challenging modern world. He founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy and has three psychology-related degrees, including a PhD. He has worked in performance psychology, resilience, and leadership science for over 20 years. He is also writes regularly for Forbes. Tougher Minds uses cutting-edge insights from psychology, behavioral science, neuroscience, and world champions to help organizations develop “Habit Mechanics” and “Chief Habit Mechanics”—resilient people, outstanding leaders, and world-class teams. Having trained and coached over 10,000 people, Dr. Finn, and his colleagues, work with global businesses, high-growth startups, individuals, elite athletes, coaches and teams, leading educational institutes, families, the UK government, and think tanks.        See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/202453 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Why Your Normal Bedtime Has A Big Impact On Your Risk Of Developing Cardiovascular Disease, And What You Can Do About It.

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1/2/202410 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Moving Beyond Smart Goals - Things To Think About For 2024

Here is the link to the resources page with the review of 2023 and the behaviour change contract, along with other free videos and resources. In return, if you could leave us a review of the podcast on apple podcasts, google podcasts, spotify, or wherever you listen, that would be awesome!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/31/202313 minutes, 2 seconds
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Luke Curious Habits

Luke Mathers transforms how people look at stress and human behaviour. Using neuroscience, ancient wisdom and the experience of 20+ years running successful businesses he coaches leaders, Olympians and elite athletes on how to harness the power of stress and make lasting behavioural change. A career in health that saw him climbing to the peak of his professional pursuits for over two decades, Luke has always been passionate about personal and professional progress.    Over the last decade, Luke found his passion in helping others optimise their performance in life and business by redefining stress and building positive habits. After working with some of the countries top CEOs, brands and teams to achieve optimised performance through his personal coaching, workshops and events, Luke is the author of 3 books. In this session, we explore his latest book, Curious Habits - and it is a cracker! What better time to get curious about your habits than the start of a new year?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/20231 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays" New research Examines The Impact Of Cold Water Exposure On Emotions And associated Brain Networks

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12/26/20236 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Why You Should Conduct A Review of 2023

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12/25/202314 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Amazing Adventurer-Conservationist, Birgit Hermann

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12/22/202338 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: New Research On The Impact Of Caffeine On Sleep, And Some Supplements That Can Help Caffeine

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12/19/20236 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For A Life Of Flourishing - Part 8

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12/17/202315 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rethinking Mental Health For A Better Brain, By Trailblazing ProfessorJulia Rucklidge

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12/15/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Nutrient Intakes Of Meat-eaters, Vegetarians And Vegans, And The Implications For Brain Heath And Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Here are the papers and links: Nutrient Intake Systematic Review Harvard website on nutrients for brain health Maternal diet status in pregnancy Maternal Nutrition and NeurodevelopmentSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/202313 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For A Life Of Flourishing - Part 8

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12/10/202311 minutes, 7 seconds
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Can Adventure Help Prevent Dementia, With Dr. Helena Popovic

My guest today is Dr Helena Popovic, a GP, international speaker, and leading authority on brain health who shows people how to boost their brain at any age or stage of life so they can:  perform at their peak throughout their career eliminate brain fog in menopause avoid Alzheimer’s and other dementias in retirement.   Helena graduated from the University of Sydney and has spent over 30 years studying the brain and teaching people how to reach their full potential. She believes that boosting our brain is the single most important investment we can make to achieve our goals, solve complex problems and create a fulfilling life.  Helena’s philosophy is that education is more powerful than medication and she advocates growing bolder rather than older.  She is the author of three best-selling books: In Search of My Father  is a guide to caring for someone with dementia. Can Adventure Prevent Dementia? shows how we can all build a better brain. NeuroSlimming - Let Your Brain Change Your Body reveals how to shed excess body fat without dieting or deprivation. Check out Helena's website to see her books, blogs, videos, weight loss clinics and speaking topics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Why the Balance Of Sodium And Potassium IS Important For Preventing Heart Disease

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12/5/20238 minutes
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For A Life Of Flourishing - Part 7

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12/3/202314 minutes, 16 seconds
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How To Live A Life Of Eudaemonia, With Matt Cooper

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12/1/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Why I Think That Everyone Should Trial A Continuous Glucose Monitor

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11/28/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For a Life of Flourishing, Part 6: Invest In Your Body

"A sound mind in a sound body, if the former be the glory of the latter, the latter is indispensable to the former." Seneca. This quote sums up what this week's podcast is all about - the need to invest in your body so that you can reap the rewards down the track when your mind is at it's best.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/26/202319 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Path To Holistic Health, with Integrative Doctor & Author, Michelle Woolhouse

Dr Michelle Woolhouse is an Integrative Medical Doctor with over 23 years of experience in this space. Her special interests include women’s health, mental health issues, such as anxiety, stress and burn-out, mind-body medicine and the neuro-biology of healing. She loves exploring all facets of health with her patients, including nutritional and lifestyle requirements, mental and emotional underpinnings and of course social and environmental influences. She particularly loves teaching emotional transformation techniques and supporting mental health in the context of physical diseases. Dr Michelle has additional post-graduate training in mind-body medicine, meditation, energetic healing, nutritional and environmental medicine and holds fellowships with the Royal Australian College of GP’s (FRACGP), the Australasian society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM). Michelle is an ambassador and podcast host for Fx Medicine, where she discusses a broad range of integrative medicine topics. www.fxmedicine.com.au She is also the medical director of Vively: an innovative app, that helps you optimise metabolic health through the use of CGM and other wearable data collectors. www.vively.com.au Book (Audible, e-book and hard copy) She is the author of The Wonder Within: a heart-led playbook for the anxious stressed and burnt-out. The Wonder Within offers you a powerful antidote to your strain and shows you a new way to relate to your fears and find the source of wellness within yourself. www.theholisticgp.com.au Retreats and one day programs Michelle is the co-founder of Enliven retreats. Enliven retreats runs workshops in collaboration with NIIM, to help deliver a deeper style of medicine for women in the areas of mental and emotional optimisation. www.enliven-retreats.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/24/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: New Research on The Specific Type of Fat That Drives Alzheimer's Disease visceral fat

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11/21/20239 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For a Life of Flourishing, Part 5 - Find Your Tribe

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11/19/202318 minutes, 39 seconds
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Navigate What's New And Optimise What's Now, With Jenny Blake

My guest today is Jenny Blake - an international speaker, career and business strategist and executive coach with expertise on systems, efficiency and career fluidity in the rapidly-evolving knowledge economy. Formerly a Career Development Program Manager at Google (and author of the book Pivot, and before that, Life After College), Jenny helps leaders, employees and entrepreneurs achieve greater clarity, engagement, fulfillment and impact. Jenny has given international keynotes and workshops at top companies and universities such as Google, Microsoft, Stanford, Yale, Parsons, MIT, UCLA, TEDxCMU, Intuit, KPMG, Pimco and Best Buy. Here's her links t find out more: https://substack.com/@jennyblake https://itsfreetime.com/archive https://www.pivotmethod.com/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/jennyblake Twitter: @Jenny_Blake Instagram: @JennyBlakeNYC and for more frequent posts, @pivotmomentum Facebook: Facebook.com/JennyBlakeCA See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/202348 minutes, 12 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Is Fructose The Real Driver of Overweight and Obesity?

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11/14/202316 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For a Life of Flourishing, Part 4

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11/12/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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How To Be At Your Best In Clutch Moments, With Performance Coach Dan Hasler

Today I chat with performance coach Dan Haesler about how we can use the practices and mindsets of elite athletes to improve our own lives. Dan is a performance and leadership coach who specialises in Mindset, Mental Skills & Leadership. He works with elite athletes and sporting teams, as well as corporate leaders and organisations. Dan has worked with members of the Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games Teams, as well as athletes from a wide variety of sports. In the NRL, he is the Performance and Leadership Coach with 3-time premiers, The Penrith Panthers and works 1:1 with the 2023 RLPA Player of the Year, Shaun Johnson. Dan is a Director of Cut Through Coaching and he and the team work with all manner of organisations including, Boston Consulting Group, Roche Diagnostics Australia, CHEP, People’s Choice and Boston Scientific as well as schools and educational organisations across Australia.  Since it’s release in 2021, Dan’s book, The Act of Leadership has been the best-selling Australian-authored business title (perhaps because it’s about people not business) and has been described by James Kerr, the best-selling author of Legacy as a book that will, “Change your life”.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesday - Does Red Meat Consumption Cause Diabetes?

Here is the research paper in question.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/7/202319 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For a Life of Flourishing, Part 3

What does it mean to have good character and how can we get it? That's what Carly and I discuss on today's episode of Mojo Mondays. The books and past episodes I highly recommend to tap into the stoic character strength of Wisdom are: The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber Listen to the interview with Jonas on episode 30 How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald RobertsonListen to the interview with Donald on episode 172The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday (all his books are great)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/5/202319 minutes, 13 seconds
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Are You a Grey Area Drinker, With Sarah Rusbatch

This podcast was concerning and enlightening for equal measure! Many of us, myself included, have grown up in a culture that has a social life centred around alcohol, and although we are more responsible than we used to be with alcohol, we are at risk for being 'grey area drinkers'. Sarah is very open about her own experience with alcohol and many of us will relate to her story. This podcast explores what that is, why it's not good for us, and what we can do about it. Find out more about Sarah and her offerings in this area below: Website www.sarahrusbatch.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarahrusbatch/?hl=en Facebook community - The Women's Wellbeing Collective - https://www.facebook.com/groups/342319476897067 Adverse Childhood Experience quiz- https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-meanSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The Powerful Effects of Both daytime and Evening Light Exposure on Mood and a range of Psychiatric Disorders

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10/31/202310 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For a Life of Flourishing, Part 2

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10/29/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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Fascinating Insights Into The Workings of Your Brain, With Neurobiologist Professor Jason Howitt

Sometimes you have those conversations that you just don't want to end, and this is one of them. If you're interested in brain health and doing all you can to prevent neurodegenerative diseases, then this podcast is right up your street.  I love it when I learn new stuff, and exokines are my new favourite topic, thanks to Jason. You can check out his work here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: An Exciting New discovery in The Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, and What it Means For You Irisin and AD

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10/24/20239 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Guiding Principles For a Life of Flourishing, Part 1

This is the first in a series of mine and Carly's guiding principles for a life of flourishing and fulfilment, which the ancient Greeks refereed to as eudaemonia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/22/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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Managing Stress & Trauma With The Awesome Dr. Christine Gibson

I loved this conversation because; Dr Christine Gibson is an awesome individual doing some very important work and... I learnt a bucket load of stuff. Even if you don't have stress and trauma in your life, I guarantee that you'll find it fascinating. Check out Christine work and books at both moderntrauma.com and her personal website. And please share this episode with anyone who you think might benefit.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - How to Avoid Shortening Your Life by a Whopping 14 Years

Here is a report on the study that I mentioned and the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor that I have used can be found here. They have an unbelievable offer at the time of writing to receive it for $10 instead of $730, so jump in quick!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/17/202313 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Two Great Tools to Strengthen Any Relationship

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10/15/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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Using Attention to Improve Focus and Mental Health, and Other Japanese Psychology Tool, With Gregg Krech From The TODO Institute

If you're a regular listener to the podcast, you will have heard Carly talk about Gregg Krech - today, we have the great man himself on the podcast and we have a wide-ranging conversation about the myriad of applications of Japanese Psychology to modern life. If you're interested in learning more about the course on attention, here is the link. Use the code Taylor10 to get a $10 discount. You can also check out Gregg's courses, books and lots of free resources at https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Insights From Recent Research on How to Live a Long and Health Life longevity

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10/10/20239 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Eating for Weight Management & Health

Today we talk about the approach that the Taylor household uses for eating. Below is the link to a great report on NOVA by the United Nations: Ultra-processed foods, diet quality, and health using the NOVA classification system Here is another overview of NOVA (click on the pdf link when teh page opens) Here is the brilliant study on weight gain from eating an UPF dietSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/8/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Conversation with Professor Grant Schofield about the Future of medicine and what lifestyle changes us two 'PracAdemics' have made to improve healthspan

Today I sit down for a long chat about the future of medicine, and specifically primary prevention, for extending healthspan. We discuss the different evidence-based lifestyle practices that we both use to improve our healthspan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 17 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Shocking New Research on The Health Risks of a Very Widely Used Artificial Sweetener

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10/3/202313 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Taming Your Amygdala

Here is the research paper on 91% of worries not coming true.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/1/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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Astounding New Research On A simple Technique That We Can All Do To reduce Our Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Today is a solo episode because I was so blown away by this paper that I just had to do a whole podcast on it. Here is the link to Heartmath, which has devices that can determine your best breathing rate for optimising your Heart-rate Variability. Note that if you don't want to spend the money, you'll get the vast majority of the benefits of a 10 second breath cycle as either 5-5, or in for 4, out for 6.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/29/202325 minutes, 3 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Are You Active, But Sedentary? Yes, It's A Thing, And A Pretty Destructive One At That, And Here's What You Can Do About It

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9/26/202310 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: The Concerning Rise In Anxiety And Recommended First-Line Treatment

Today we chat about the crazy rise in people suffering from anxiety, who it affects the most, and what the Australia & New Zealand Psychiatric Association recommends as first-line treatment. Here is the link to order the Hardy's supplements if you're interested - use code MBB25 (or MBBP25 if that doesn't work).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/24/202319 minutes, 25 seconds
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How To Live a Life Less stressed, With Holistic Health educator, Dr Ron Ehrlich

Dr Ron Ehrlich has been in clinical practice for over 40 years focused on holistic healthcare in general and holistic dentistry in particular. Dr. Ron is still in clinical practice continues to see patients at his group practice, the Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in the Sydney CBD. Some 20 years ago he was introduced to holistic land management and the world of regenerative agriculture. The similarities between holistic management and holistic healthcare were obvious and consequently both are issues he is passionate about and believes are relevant to us all. As a consequence, Dr Ron cofounded a not-for-profit organisation called Nourishing Australia, in 2007,  dedicated to educating and inspiring the public as the importance healthy soil, plants, animals, foods, people, and the planet….they are all connected In 1998 he gained a Fellowship in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (FACNEM) and has served on the Board of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and is the Immediate Past President of that College. In 2018 he released a book in Australia, the USA and the UK  called A Life Less Stressed: the 5 pillars of health and wellness  (Scribe Publications). He was awarded a Fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine (FASLM) as a result of the book. Make sure you check out Ron's website for courses, resources and his book.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/22/202354 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Are You Of Normal Weight, But Obese? Yep - It's A Thing!

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9/19/20239 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Japanese Psychology Series Part 4: Purposeful Action

This week's Mojo Monday with Coach Carly is the final of a 4-part series on Japanese Psychology and it's all about taking action. Not just any action, but purposeful action. We chat about the difference between mindless action and action that has purpose, meaning and value and provide you will a tool we both use to help with consistency.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/202312 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to Deal With A Shit Sandwich From The Universe And Other Principles For A Good Life, With Bobby Cappuccio

Today’s episode is with my old mate ‘Bobby’ Cappuccio, who has been consulting with major health club chains in the health and fitness industry for two decades and is now a Global Director of The Coach Place, where he helps companies and individuals create positive change and peak performance through mindset shifts. He’s an author, coach, and a keynote speaker who’s presented at conferences all round the world, and he’s also a unique thinker who’s had a fascinating life. Bobby is the host of the excellent Self-Help Antidote podcast and today’s episode is a conversation around dealing with adversity in life, finding meaning and being a better you. Make sure you check out Bobby’s Self-help Antidote Podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/15/202348 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The Link Between The Personality Trait Of Openness, Cognitive Reserve and Healthy Brain Aging

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9/12/202310 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Japanese Psychology Series Part 2: Acceptance

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9/10/202314 minutes, 32 seconds
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Parenting, Poetry, And Prejudice, with the Inspiring Azure Antoinette

Called "the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation,” Azure Antoinette is a poet, brand humanist and creative strategist. As a Commissioned Poet she is firmly committed to finding a way to live out her mantra of “Do What You Love & Love What You Do.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/8/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Amazing Benefits of EYE Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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9/5/202310 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Japanese Psychology Series Part 2: Attention

Hey listener,  If you have a spare m0ment it would be great if you could vote for the podcast on the Australian Podcast Awards website - just click here and then type 'Paul Taylor' into the box and cast your vote - muchas gracias!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/3/202317 minutes
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How to Unlock Your Inner Wealth With Chazz Scott

As a resilience & mindset coach, Chazz'x mission is to provide people with the resources and tools to balance success and well-being to achieve more with less stress, rooted in the idea that outward success begins with inner wealth.  Check out Chazz book, Success Starts within, and see his online course options on his website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/1/202343 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Power Of Breathwork For Managing Stress

The voting is now live for the Australian Podcast awards. To vote click here and then search for The Paul Taylor podcast. Many thanks!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/29/202312 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Japanese Psychology series Part 1: Self-Awareness

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8/27/202320 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Conversation About Getting Out Of Your Own way, With The Curious Rebel, Yemi Penn

Today I have a conversation with the awesome Yemi Penn, whose path I keep crossing on the professional speaker circuit.  Yemi is an Engineer by profession, Entrepreneur by passion, and Transformation thought leader by mission. Having been homeless at 24, a single mother to two, Yemi had well and truly earned her degree from the University of Hard Knocks! She is now a published author and a keynote speaker who is undertaking a PhD, creating documentaries, speaking to thousands of people a year and enjoying collaborating with kind and brilliant minds. Today's podcast is about Yemi's story and how we can all get over limiting beliefs that are holding us back. Check out her website for her book, speaking topic and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/202355 minutes, 44 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - How 'Big Food' Has Created The Bliss Point To Hijack Your Brain

This week I discuss the dirty trick that big food uses to make us consume more of their products.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/22/202312 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Food And Mood

This week Carly and I talk about the importance of nutrition for our mental health and overall wellbeing. I quote a few shocking statistic from the latest research on the consumption of Ultra Processed food and we talk through some strategies for limiting the amount you are eating in your daily life. You can see the research papers that we discuss here and here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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Part 2: A Fascinating Tour Of Our Amazing Brains, With Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Mark Williams

Today is part 2, following on from last week. Make sure you visit Mark's websites here and here for some free resources, his awesome book and if you'd like to book him as a speaker. Dr Mark Williams an internationally recognised professor of cognitive neuroscience, with over 25 years experience conducting behavioural and brain imaging research focusing on our social skills. He has taught the fundamentals of neuroscience to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as publishing more than 70 scientific articles. Mark has been awarded numerous high profile fellowships and grants, and worked both at MIT in the USA and at universities in Australia. He is an internationally recognised professor of cognitive neuroscience, with over 25 years experience conducting behavioural and brain imaging research focusing on our social skills. He has taught the fundamentals of neuroscience to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as publishing more than 70 scientific articles. Mark has been awarded numerous high profile fellowships and grants, and worked both at MIT in the USA and at universities in Australia.He recently took voluntary redundancy to focus on making the many recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience more accessible to the general public. His academic background allows him to communicate with authority on science and his passion for education makes him accessible to a wide audience.Not a typical ‘academic’, Mark comes from a disjointed family background. He hated school and experienced first-hand the challenges of getting ahead in a small town in Victoria. To describe these years as ‘colourful’ is an understatement.Aged 25, something changed. Mark returned to learning, completed his HSC and began what became a rapid rise to academic achievement, including being awarded both the CJ Martin and the Queen Elisabeth II Fellowships. He became fascinated with how we interact, learn and think. Mark went on to study brain plasticity, attention disorders, autism, prosopagnosia (face blindness), dementia and eating disorders. He has been at the cutting edge of developing computational brain imaging analysis and the adoption of new technologies like virtual reality in research.He now runs programs for schools and businesses on the neuroscience of learning, the neuroscience of emotions and the impact of modern technologies (like smartphones) on our brains. He has considerable media experience, with many television and radio appearances featuring his research on topics ranging from facial expressions, emotions, racism, through to how the brain processes smells and why we can’t tickle ourselves.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/202344 minutes, 37 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Science of Hydration And Why It Gets Trickier As You Age

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8/15/202310 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Why Focussing on Your Ideal Self is More Effective for Positive Change Than Focussing on the Obstacles

Research hot off the press has shown that focussing on our ideal selves, such character strengths, our values and aspirations is a much more effective approach than focussing on the obstacles. If you are a coach or leader in any capacity, this chat and the research may interest you. Here is the research paper we discuss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/202313 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Fascinating Tour Of Our Amazing Brains, With Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Mark Williams

This was one of those podcast interviews that I did not want to end. Thankfully, Mark was very generous with his time, so we have split it into 2 episodes, with part 2 to come next week. We discuss how your brain is an illusionist, a range of subconscious biases that we all suffer from, the neuroscience of learning and the huge importance of social connection for a healthy brain.  Make sure you visit his websites here and here for some free resources, his awesome book and if you'd like to book him as a speaker. Dr Mark Williams an internationally recognised professor of cognitive neuroscience, with over 25 years experience conducting behavioural and brain imaging research focusing on our social skills. He has taught the fundamentals of neuroscience to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as publishing more than 70 scientific articles. Mark has been awarded numerous high profile fellowships and grants, and worked both at MIT in the USA and at universities in Australia. He is an internationally recognised professor of cognitive neuroscience, with over 25 years experience conducting behavioural and brain imaging research focusing on our social skills. He has taught the fundamentals of neuroscience to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as publishing more than 70 scientific articles. Mark has been awarded numerous high profile fellowships and grants, and worked both at MIT in the USA and at universities in Australia.He recently took voluntary redundancy to focus on making the many recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience more accessible to the general public. His academic background allows him to communicate with authority on science and his passion for education makes him accessible to a wide audience.Not a typical ‘academic’, Mark comes from a disjointed family background. He hated school and experienced first-hand the challenges of getting ahead in a small town in Victoria. To describe these years as ‘colourful’ is an understatement.Aged 25, something changed. Mark returned to learning, completed his HSC and began what became a rapid rise to academic achievement, including being awarded both the CJ Martin and the Queen Elisabeth II Fellowships. He became fascinated with how we interact, learn and think. Mark went on to study brain plasticity, attention disorders, autism, prosopagnosia (face blindness), dementia and eating disorders. He has been at the cutting edge of developing computational brain imaging analysis and the adoption of new technologies like virtual reality in research.He now runs programs for schools and businesses on the neuroscience of learning, the neuroscience of emotions and the impact of modern technologies (like smartphones) on our brains. He has considerable media experience, with many television and radio appearances featuring his research on topics ranging from facial expressions, emotions, racism, through to how the brain processes smells and why we can’t tickle ourselves.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - New Research On The Best Type Of Exercise For Reducing Blood Pressure

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8/8/20238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Using The Body To Calm The Mind In Times Of Stress Or Anxiety

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8/6/202316 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Future of HealthCare With The Multitalented Sophie Scott

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8/4/20231 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Eight Proven Ways To Add Years To Your Life

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8/1/20239 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Mastering Your Emotions For A Better Life

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7/30/202317 minutes, 46 seconds
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Release Stress and Optimise your Health by Manipulating the Vagal Tone

Today I sit down for a fascinating chat with Neuroscientist Dr Kaushik Ram, who brings together over a decade of study on the science of the brain and body. His career defining discovery is around how to biologically unlock the moment-to-moment responsiveness of the heart using certain techniques that affect the vagus nerve and that's what we discuss. You can find out more and check out his public courses on his website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/20231 hour, 22 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Why I'm Giving Intermittent Fasting A Break, But You Should Run Your Own Experiments

Today I unpack research around nutrition and why you need to run your own experiments. I'll talk about the different types of fasting and tell you about my own experience with time restricted fasting and why I have chosen to give it a break. Here is the research paper that I mention in the study.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/25/202314 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Overcoming Procrastination By Leaning Into Discomfort

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7/23/202314 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Science of Happiness, And It's More Robust Cousin, Subjective Wellbeing, With The World's Foremost Expert, Professor Lord Richard Layard

This was a fascinating conversation into the science of happiness and subjective wellbeing with a guy who has done more quality research in this area than almost anyone else on the planet, Professor Lord Richard Layard. What I loved about this conversation was the combination of robust evidence and the list of practical take-homes that we can all implement in our lives. Check out Richard's website with his books and publications here and see below for his ridiculously impressive bio. Richard Layard is the founder-Director of the Centre for Economic Performance - a leading inter-disciplinary research centre at the London School of Economics. He is currently co-Director of their Community Wellbeing programme. Richard is an economist who thinks there is more to happiness than just the economy. In 2005 he wrote the best-selling book Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, translated into 20 languages. He has had huge influence on making psychological therapy more widely available in Britain’s National Health Service, and in 2014 co-authored Thrive on how we can secure a better deal for mental health. In 2018 he co-authored The Origins of Happiness – an analysis of what determines our happiness, based on a range of longitudinal datasets. Richard’s latest book is Can we be happier? The evidence and ethics for better lives explores how teachers, managers, health professionals, couples, community leaders, economists, scientists, politicians, and we as individuals can create a happier world. In 2010 Richard Layard co-founded of Action for Happiness, an international movement to promote a happier way of living. Since 2012 he has also been a co-editor of the World Happiness Report - which is published at the UN every March on International World Happiness Day. He is also a Director of the World Wellbeing Movement, based at Oxford University's Wellbeing Research Centre. In 2000 Richard was made a member of the House of Lords and since then has played an active role in the political arena. He served on the Select Committee for Economic Affairs from 2004-2019 and in 2018, with the support of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, he revived the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics which published their report A Spending Review to Increase Wellbeing: an open letter to the Chancellor calling for a major change of direction. That policy should be targeted at the wellbeing of the people and not at economic growth.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/21/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - exciting New Research About Both Prevention And Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease And Cognitive decline

Here is the research paper on muscle mass and Alzheimer's prevention.  You can find the studies on the drug treatments here and here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/18/202310 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Why You Need To Prepare Yourself To Be Slapped In The Face

How do we prepare for the inevitable (metaphorically speaking) slap in the face or the more serious punch in the face? Life is not easy and we should expect it to be. If we expect it, we can prepare for it and just like training for a boxing bout, we need to train for lifes challenges and face them head on. Carly and I chat today about how, in this easy, modern world, we can train to cope better with the hard stuff.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/202316 minutes, 48 seconds
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7/14/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to Change Your Behaviour And Get a Better Life Through The Science of Habits, With Dr Gina Cleo

Today is the podcast we all need to hear - why we have habits, how to break old ones and how to create new ones. My guest is Dr Gina Cleo, a Dietitian who, just like me, realised after working with many people on the nutrition goals, that what they really needed was advice on creating and breaking habits - so she dd a PhD in the area. Today we discuss the neuroscience of habits and how you can use the knowledge to improve your life. Make sure you check out Gina's courses for the general public and health professionals on her website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/14/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Myriad of Beneficial Effects of Tumeric and It's Active Ingredient Curcumin, Especially For The Brain

Today I discuss just some of the research on the benefits of Tumeric and it's bioactive compound Curcumin, including some relatively new and pretty stunning research on the benefits for the brain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Memento Mori

Today, carly and I chat about the Stoic concept of Memento Mori and how useful its been in our lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/202310 minutes, 58 seconds
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Diversity - Where We're Doing Well and Where We need To Improve, With Antoinette Lattouf

Today was one of those conversations that was interesting, funny, enlightening and at times confronting. Antoinette Lattouf is an Australian journalist, author and diversity advocate. She has worked at Network Ten, ABC, SBS and triple j and guest commentated for a range of online and broadcast publications. In 2021, she was awarded a Women’s Agenda Leadership Award and B&T Women in Media Champion of Change. She’s also very sharp, eloquent and funny to boot. And today, we chat all things diversity and where we need to do better. You can follow Antoinette on Linkedin,  Twitter or Instagram and you can also book her as a speaker.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/202351 minutes, 16 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Longevity Lessons From a 103 year-old Lady From The Hill Tribes of Vietnam

Today I talk about a conversation I had the other day with a 103 year old lady called Ping, from the hill trines of Northern Vietnam. It was a great conversation and you can see a picture on my instagram of me, Ping and her great, great, great, great Grandson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/20235 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - The Mental Fitness Continuum And How To Move Up It

Today we chat about all things Mental Fitness and how to move up the continuum. In exciting news, we have just released our Mental Fitness Coaching course for Coaches, Health Professionals, HR professionals, Fitness Professionals and anyone who wants to learn the cutting-edge science and tools on enhancing Mental Fitness - see the website for details. The faculty is comprised of Paul & Carly Taylor and previous podcast guests Dr Joseph Ciarrochi, Dr Joanna McMillan and Craig Harper.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/202318 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why We All Need To Eat Like The Elite And How To Do It, With Performance Dietitian Jessica Spendlove

This conversation is all about nutrition from a performance perspective. It doesn't matter whether you're an athlete, business person or busy single parent, if you want to perform at the top of your game, you need to eat like the elite. And this week we have the perfect person to tell us how to do it. Jessica Spendlove is a former athlete, turned performance dietitian, who has spend many years working with elite athletes from a wide range of sports, including swimming, AFL, Rugby League. Check out Jess' programs for individuals and corporate speaking services on her website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/202357 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Myriad of Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

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6/27/202314 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mojo Mondays: Why You Need to Focus on Being Useful

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6/25/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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How To Get 'Unstuck' From Habits And Thinking Patterns That Are Not Serving You, and Much, Much More With Dr Sophie Mort

This was a fascinating, wide-ranging, amusing and highly useful conversation if you're a human being! Dr Sophie Mort, known as Dr Soph is a UK Sunday Times best selling author of the book "A Manual For Being Human'  and in today's podcast we discuss the topic of her new book 'Unstuck', which is just brilliant. It's a wide-ranging conversation about habit formation, automations in our life, cognitive biases, drama triangles and much more. I guarantee there's be an enjoyable mix of nods of acknowledgement, laughter and aha moments as you listen to it.  Dr Soph is a clinical psychologist with a Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Neuroscience and PhD in Psychology. She's also witty, engaging, insightful and a great communicator.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Blood Pressure Part 2 - Measurement and Management

In part 2 of the topic of blood pressure, I discuss why the measure you get in the Doctor's surgery is often wrong, how you can (and should) measure it accurately at home, and how you can significantly reduce your blood pressure without medication.  See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/20/202314 minutes
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Mojo Mondays: Bringing The Stoic Virtue of Wisdom Into Your Life

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6/18/202315 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Power of Life-Changing Anxiety with Dr Kirk Schneider

Today was a super-interesting and thought-provoking conversation with Dr Kirk Schneider, a highly experienced Existential-Humanistic Psychologist.  On the face of it, the conversation we had seems counterintuitive. In a world where more and more people are seeking treatment for anxiety, Kirk contends that is not less anxiety that we need today, but more, at least of a certain kind. Kirk calls this life-enhancing anxiety. He says that life-enhancing anxiety is the anxiety we must face to prevent life-destroying anxiety. It is challenging and requires pluck. But it also may just save us from the disastrous path with which we now contend. This was a spontaneous conversation that went down lots of rabbit-holes and I'd struggle to think that you won't walk away with some useful insights and tools. You can find out more about Dr Kirk on his website where you can also find links to purchase his wide range of interesting books.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Why You Need to Know and Manage Your Blood Pressure

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6/13/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - How to Bring Discipline & Self-Control Into Your Daily Life

Today Carly and I discuss discipline and self-control and go through a few strategies that you can use to enhance your own self-control in your daily life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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Your Amazing Brain and How to Optimise it, With Milo Wilkinson

Your brain is a powerful organ. But you, as an individual, are more powerful than it. Today, I chat with Milo-Arne Wilkinson on how to optimise your brain. Our conversation revolves around agility, resilience, validation and identity, among others. But this conversation doesn't just involve adults, we also talk about our children's 'iPad habits' and how these can become a source of validation at such a young age.Milo Wilkinson is a behavioural scientist. For the past 20 years, she has specialised in analysing and predicting human behaviour. Milo has a unique background in psychotherapy, neurosciences, criminal sciences, hypnotherapy and NLP, which she uses to translate behavioural sciences into real-world applications. Check out some free resources on Milo's website, where you can also book her as a speaker for corporate events - and I highly recommend that you do.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/202354 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Best Way To Lose Weight For Your Healthspan

Today I discuss some research that has implications for how we lose weight, with a recommendation on how to do it to optimise your healthspan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Finding Everyday Purpose

Today Carly and I talk about ways to find meaning and purpose in everyday life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/202313 minutes, 46 seconds
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Taking on The Toughest Footrace On Earth - For Kids With Cancer, With John Harris

John Harris is an executive with JC Decaux and a reasonably 'ordinary guy' and then he decided to do the toughest footrace on earth, to raise money for kids with cancer. Today, we explore John's compelling reason for doing this and some of the challenges that he faced, and strategies that he used. Please consider making a contribution to John's campaign to raise money for kids with cancer here, where you can read his story: https://lnkd.in/dAk3vQ8TSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/2/202357 minutes, 11 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Impact of Fish Oil on Muscle Strength

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5/30/202311 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Your Gremlin & Sage

On today's Mojo Monday Carly and I chat about unhelpful thoughts and emotions, why we can wake up at 2am feeling stressed and give you a very powerful tool for helping you deal with the gamut of negative emotions that life throws at us. If you want to delve deeper into it, there is a whole chapter dedicated to it in my book, with a practical exercise to do.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202324 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Think Like a Hacker, with Bastien Treptel

This is a very important conversation for anyone who has an online presence - so pretty much everyone.  At the age of 14 Bastien Treptel was given his first computer, by the age of 16, the police came knocking due to his hacking activities. He is now a reformed hacker who now uses his time to spread the word on how dangerous and creative cyber criminals are and how you can protect your business and personal life. Here is the website to check if you've been a victim of a hack: https://haveibeenpwned.com Here is where to get identity and theft protection.  Follow him on instagram to get notified of his upcoming services for indviduals.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/202353 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Incredible Power of Laughter

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5/23/20236 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - What To Do When You Have No Motivation

All of us have good days and bad days that affect our motivation. Today's Mojo Monday Carly and I give you some tips to keep the momentum on those bad days. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/21/20237 minutes, 53 seconds
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Priceless Parenting Tips, With Psychotherapist John Sovec

John is a California-based Psychotherapist, who specialises in working with teens and today we discuss the challenges that teens are going through today, and, more importantly, how parents can help them navigate these challenges successfully. You can learn more about John and his services on his website If you child is a member of the LGBTQ community, check out John's other website or purchase his book.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/20231 hour, 37 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Can Micronutrients Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

Here is the paper in question.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/20236 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Tools to Manage Low Self Worth

In this episode, Carly and I talk about self worth and provide some tools to manage the narrative so it doesn't control your choices and affect your life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/202310 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Nutrition Masterclass with Dr Joanna McMillan

Today was one of those absolutely wonderful conversations, with a world-leading authority on nutrition, Dr Joanna. In a wide-ranging discussion, we explore food sustainability, gut health, advances in nutritional science and what constitutes a heart-healthy diet.  Here are the links to Joanna's awesome resources: Audible series : Gutfull, What to Eat for a Happy Gut Mindfull, What to Eat for a Better Brain Heartfull, What to Eat for a Healthier Heart Food Fight, Making Sense of the Diet Wars Joanna's latest published book is The Feel-Good Family Food Plan, by Dr Joanna McMillan & Melissa Clark. Lastly, Joanna's Social Media links: https://www.instagram.com/drjoannamcmillan/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjoannamcmillan/ https://www.facebook.com/drjoannamcmillan/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/202358 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - An Ancient Reflex That Can Help Manage Stress & Anxiety

Today I discuss a very cool life hack for managing stress, anxiety and negative emotions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/20236 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Embracing Your Imperfections

Here is the instagram post that we discuss in today's Mojo Mondays - I recommend you share this episode with anyone who has faced serious challenges or setbacks in their life, or who feels a bit broken.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/20239 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Upward Spiral with Dr Alex Korb

My guest today is Alex Korb PhD, a neuroscientist, writer, and coach. He has studied the brain for over 20 years, and is the bestselling author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Brown University and then later completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UCLA. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on depression, neuromodulation, and other topics. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences as well as vice-president of research and development for BrainSonix. Outside of the lab he writes a popular blog on how the tendencies of your brain can ruin or enrich your life. As a speaker he educates, motivates, and inspires organizations to understand the neuroscience of wellbeing and put it into practice. As a consultant he works with companies and organizations to help them improve communication about neuroscience and enhance employee wellbeing. He has coached the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team for over 15 years, and is a 3 time award winner for USA Ultimate’s Coach of the Year. His expertise extends into leadership and motivation, mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Effects of Two Different Diets on Weight Loss

Today I look at a Randomised Controlled Trial comparing 2 different matched-calorie diets on weight loss - a Heart Healthy diet and a High_protein, Intermittent Fasting Diet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/20239 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Naikan Reflection

What a great tool this is. Do your homework...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/202312 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Amazing Charity Adventurer, Josh Stinton

As a keynote speaker and charity adventurer, Josh has dedicated his life to making a positive impact in the world.  Josh is also committed to using his crazy adventures to raise money for various charities that help children in need. With every challenge he undertakes, Josh raises awareness and funds for different causes, making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children. With a wealth of experience and insight from his numerous challenges, Josh delivers inspirational talks and workshops that leave audiences feeling empowered, motivated and ready to take action, and this podcast is no different in that respect. Check out his website, where you can contribute to his charity efforts and book him as a keynote speaker, which I highly recommend.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/28/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Art & Science of Exercise Part 5

This week is all about the importance of balance training. Below are a number of different assessments that you can take: 4 Stage Balance Test Timed Up and Go Test Star excursion balance test Single leg balance test Here are some basic balance exercises and here are some more advanced ones.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/25/20237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - The Power of Journaling

This week we chat about the power of journaling and Carly's long-term journaling habit.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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Practical Stoicism with Kasey Pierce

My guest today is Kasey Pierce. Kasey is a writer/editor and Stoic columnist from Detroit. She began her career in indie horror and sci-fi, working with publishers like Source Point Press. Shortly after beginning to blog about Stoic philosophy, she was called back to her comic roots and received the opportunity to freelance content edit for Donald Robertson for his graphic novel, "Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius". Her most current work is editing for CBT practitioner and Stoicism author Tim Lebon for "365 Ways to Be More Stoic", in which she wrote some original content. Her forthcoming work is coauthoring a book with CBT practitioners and Stoicism authors, Scott Waltman and R. Trent Codd, "How to Think Like Socrates".   Check out Kasey's range of excellent articles on her medium profile. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/21/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Art & Science of Exercise Part 4

Today I discuss sets, reps, rest and exercise variables for strength, hypertrophy, power and muscular endurance training, as well as some important resistance-training principles and practical tips.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/202325 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - Values-Based Living

Here is a link to the VIA 24 character strengths, which you can filter by clicking the main virtues. Here is another list of values that you can choose from: Accountability Achievement Adaptability Adventure Altruism Ambition Authenticity Balance Beauty Being the best Belonging Career Caring Collaboration Commitment Community Compassion Competence Confidence Connection Contentment Contribution Cooperation Courage Creativity Curiosity Dignity Diversity Environment Efficiency Equality Ethics Excellence Fairness Faith Family Financial stability Forgiveness Freedom Friendship Fun Future generations Generosity Giving back Grace Gratitude Growth Harmony Health Home Honesty Hope Humility Humor Inclusion Independence Initiative Integrity Intuition Job security Joy Justice Kindness Knowledge Leadership Learning Legacy Leisure Love Loyalty Making a difference Nature Openness Optimism Order Parenting Patience Patriotism Peace Perseverance Personal fulfillment Power Pride Recognition Reliability Resourcefulness Respect Responsibility Risk -taking Safety Security Self-discipline Self-expression Self-respect Serenity Service Simplicity Spirituality Sportsmanship Stewardship Success Teamwork Thrift Time Tradition Travel Trust Truth Understanding Uniqueness Usefulness Vision Vulnerability Wealth Well-being Wholeheartedness WisdomSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Exercise & The Brain, With Professor Ben Rattray

Ben Rattray is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, where he teaches Exercise Physiology related units at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and works with the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise, where he heads up the Active Brain Research (Twitter) theme. Ben earned his doctoral degree at the University of Sydney in 2009, focussing on mitochondrial and calcium interactions in skeletal muscle. Since starting at UC in 2009, Ben has shifted his focus towards understanding interactions between human movement and the brain, seeking to optimise health and performance. Ben’s research seeks to understand how exercise can impact cognition and how the brain contributes to fatigue in both acute and chronic settings. His work has been applied in a range of contexts including military, corporate, health and high-performance sport settings. In 2016, Ben was awarded UC’s Early Career Research prize and has a growing reputation as a leader in the area with collaborations worldwide. But, to be honest, he would rather be orienteering, running, mountain biking, adventure racing, playing basketball, kayaking or skiing (all badly), and be spending time with his family.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/14/202342 minutes, 21 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Art & Science of Exercise Part 3

Today I discuss how to construct an effective resistance training program. I talk about using 3 different structures: Upper body vs lower body Body-part training (think bodybuilders) Primal Movement Patterns Below are the primal movement patterns with a number of exercises for each - search on youtube if you don't recognise them. There are bucket-loads more, but this will hopefully give you some ideas. Squat: Barbell back squat/front squat. goblet squat, box jumps, sissy squats, pistol squat (1-leg), frog squats Lunge: walking lunge, forward lunge, reverse lunge, lateral (side) lunge, clock lunges, static spilt squat, box step-ups Hinge/Bend: Deadlift, stiff-leg deadlift, Romanian dead-lift (RDL), 1-leg RDL, cable machine hinge Push: Bench press, incline/decline bench press, standing cable press, cable of bench fly, shoulder press, Arnold press, kettlebell press (lots of varieties), dips, triceps push-down (standing or kneeling) Pull: Chin-up (palms facing), pull up (palms away), lat pulldown (wide vs close grip, underhand vs overhand), gorilla row, Bent-over barbell row, 1-arm bent-over dumbell row, TRX row, Bicep curl (standing/seated with or without incline), standing 1-arm cable row, kettlebell cleans, cable face pull Rotate/Twist: Standing cable twist, standing band twist, Russian twists (don't mention the war!!), cable woodchop, reverse cable woodchop, medicine ball wall slams, kettlebell cross-body clean, lawnmower Gait - this includes walking (sometimes with load), running and I don't generally include it in my resistance training.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/11/202317 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mojo Mondays -Your Zones of Control

Today, Coach Carly and I talk about the 'Zones of Control' in your life, with practical advice for dealing with difficult circumstances and emotions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/20237 minutes, 53 seconds
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Existential Lessons For A Better Life, With Matthew Bishop

My quest today is Matthew Bishop, a qualified counsellor and a philosopher who combines the two to help people with both their suffering and their striving for a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. Matthew practices philosophical counselling or existential therapy, which is strongly tied to the great Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy. It’s about a non-secular search for meaning and value in life and in today’s podcast we discuss the philosophical basis for such an approach and explore a range of techniques and questions to help you create a life of greater meaning, value and purpose. And who wouldn’t want that! You can find out more about Matthew and perhaps book some sessions with him here on his website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/7/202359 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Art & Science of Exercise Part 2

Today I explore the art and science of cardiovascular training. The HR formulas that I mentioned are: Males: 211 - (0.64*your age in years) Females: 206 - (0.88*your age in years) Zone 2 is performed between 60 and 70% of your max HR, whereas Zone 5 is at 90-100%. Note that it will take a bit of time to peak in your zone 5 intervals, but you should aim to get to ≥ 90% maxHR by the end of your interval. The other option is a perceived exertion of 3-4 out of 10 for Zone 2 and 9-10 for Zone 5, or you can hold a conversation (slightly strained) in Zone 2, and Zone 5 is 'Don't bloody talk to me!'. I mentioned various bits of equipment, but if you don't have any, just go out for 'Lamp post intervals'. Run between the first and second lamp post (or first and third - whatever takes close to around 30 sec), then walk for the next one or 2, then run, and repeat. Just notice how long it takes for you to get to a certain point in your circuit, so you can measure progress. Catch ya next time.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/202316 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mojo Mondays - The Flashlight of Your Attention

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Mojo Mondays - a short segment every Monday with me and my better half Carly on a subject related to you 'Life Mojo'. This week, the focus is on the flashlight of your attention.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Psychological Shifting With Dr Sean Sullivan

My guest today is Dr Sean Sullivan, a Clinical Psychologist based in Mill valley in the west coast of the US, Sean specialises in helping people to train their brain to master stress & anxiety and create psychological shifts in their life. Sean is the author of numerous books and internet-based programs and specialises in using technology as a force for good in people’s lives. Today we talk about Sean’s journey and the process of shifting your psychological state and mindset. You can find out more about Sean on his website and also sign up for practical shifting meditations at oneperfectshift.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/31/202358 minutes, 30 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Art & Science of Exercise Part 1

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3/28/202311 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Science of Sleep and How to Improve it, With Devin Burke

Devin Burke helps high achievers and exhausted insomniacs get and stay asleep so they can wake up with more peace, power and presence. He a bestselling author, speaker, renowned sleep coach and founder of Sleep Science Academy which helps people stop suffering and start sleeping using a unique holistic approach based in science. He was named one of the “Top 25 Health Coaches in America.” and has studied innovative holistic coaching methods from some of the world’s top health and human performance experts for over a decade. As a speaker and coach, he has inspired thousands of people to open their eyes to what is possible through creating new sleep, health and performance habits and routines. He has studied innovative coaching methods from some of the world’s top health and human performance experts including Dr. Josh Axe, Tony Robbins, and Brendon Burchard. Devin believes that we create our reality and in living in the field of infinite possibility. He believes that our bodies will heal when giving the right conditions to do so and that small consistent choices lead to big lasting results!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Art & Science of Napping

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3/21/20239 minutes, 40 seconds
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Debunking 5 Common Myths About Mental Health, With Dr Tom Nehmy

Tom Nehmy is a Clinical Psychologist who calls himself a preventative psychologist, which I love. He is the author of the book,  Apples for the Mind , which is the result of years of work helping people to overcome challenges and discover the foundation of their quality of life: their wellbeing.Tom is also the Director of Healthy Minds Education & Training,  the leading provider of preventive mental health services to schools and companies in Australasia. The Healthy Minds Program was developed at Flinders University but has evolved into a psychological skills training program that has reached and helped thousands of people. To find out more, visit: www.healthymindsprogram.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/17/202358 minutes, 21 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Critical Role of Social Support in Times of Stress

Here is a link to the research paper that I talk about this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/14/202310 minutes, 57 seconds
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Channeling Your Inner Hercules, with Donal Robertson

The awesome philosopher and Donald Robertson is back as we discuss how Stoicism can help you through life's challenges, as it has done recently in my family. Donald then goes into some excellent practical ways that you can use Stoicism in challenging times.  I highly recommend that you check out his masses of content, with lots of articles, books and courses to be found at DonaldRobertson.nameSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/10/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Does saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?

Here are some of the research papers that I mention in today's podcast: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3305 https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/515058 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109720356874?via%3Dihub https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4137 https://ebm.bmj.com/content/26/1/3  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/202310 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dear Digital, We Need To Talk, with Dr Kristy Goodwin

This podcast is required listening for all of us who inhabit the digital world. Dr Kristy has done a heap of research into the effects of the digital world on our wellbeing and performance and has come up with a range of actionable and practical solutions that we can use to keep the benefits of the digital world, without it negatively impacting on our health, wellbeing and performance, as well as that of our kids. Check out Kristy's website to buy her book and have your organisation request her as a speaker. You can also find her on Linkedin and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202350 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - What Does Being Overweight do to Your Brain?

Here is the research study for today's podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/28/20236 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Lowdown on Ultraprocessed Foods with Claire McDonnell Liu

Today I have a great conversation with Claire McDonnell Liu, nutritionist and program director for Leafie.org and a member of the awesome Nutrition Coalition, which exposes lies and dodgy deals in the world of nutrition. You can also check out Claire's excellent articles on her Linkedin profile here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/24/202343 minutes, 18 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Impact of Cold Water Therapy on The Brain

Today I discuss a stunning new research paper exploring the impact of 5 minutes of cold water immersion at 20 degrees celcius on brain connectivity and mood states Here is a link to the paper. Big shout-out to a podcast listener, Andrew Kegel, for sending it to me.  If anyone else has something they'd like me to discuss, shot an email to [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Lower Your Biological Age with Dr. Denise Furness

My guest today is a returning guest and if I’m honest, it’s taking me far too long to get her back on.  Dr Denise Furness is a geneticist, and fitness professional, and on super-dooper smarty pants.   On today’s podcast we discuss the latest in Biological Age testing, which has moved on in leaps and bounds in recent years. We also discuss the various ways that you can lower your biological age and have a very cool announcement that we’re both super-excited about, so stay tuned. If you’d like to know more about the trial that we’re going to do, you can register your interest by sending an email to [email protected] You can find more about Denise at drdenisefurness.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/17/202357 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Why the Australian Health Star Rating System for Food is Broken

Here is the new research paper that I discuss in this weeks episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/14/20236 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Tech Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change, With Mick Liubinskas

My guest today is Mick Liubinskas, a serial tech entrepreneur who is now helping hundreds of Aussie start-ups fight climate change with innovative technological solutions. This was a great conversation about not just the exciting technologies being developed, but about the little things that we can all do to be part of the solution. Check out Climate Salad and the different ways that you can get involved- the easiest is buying a membership, which I have just done.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/202347 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - New research on Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Risk

Below are the papers that I discuss and here is the link to the Vitamin D (and Omega 3) home testing kits. The new research paper on Vitamin D supplementation and skin cancer risk. Research on vitamin D and reduced risk of other cancers.  Research showing increased risk of skin cancer with higher Vitamin D from sun exposure.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/7/20237 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome with Yours Truly

Today I delve into research on the importance of your microbiome for health and explore evidence-based ways to improve it. Here is the research paper by Stanford University on the impact of fibre and fermented food diets on the microbiome and markers of inflammation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/3/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Is this The Most Toxic Oil in The Food Chain?

Today I discuss very concerning new research on the impact of soybean oil on gene expression and brain function.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/31/20239 minutes, 55 seconds
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Part 2 of The Mental Game with Andy Riise

This is part 2 of the podcast with Andy Riise. Andy is a US Army, West Point graduate, and former Army Football player. Over his decorated 20 year military career as a Field Artillery Officer, Andy led Soldiers in a variety of overseas missions highlighted by multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and serving five years in two elite Special Forces units. Andy is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. His research and coaching expertise is in the evidence-based best practices of Sport and Performance Psychology and various applied Behavioral Science Disciplines with an emphasis on mental toughness and stress inoculation. His teaching experience includes West Point’s Center for Enhanced Performance, the US Air Force Academy’s Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership, the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, and Texas A&M University. He is one the US Army’s first Master Resilience Trainers and Facilitators and helped launch the Comprehensive Fitness Program. As a consultant, his client list includes professional sports teams, corporate leaders, first responders, and healthcare practitioners. He has published several peer-reviewed articles, research papers, and the best-selling book Deliberate Discomfort: How US Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable. Check Andy out on Linkedin and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/27/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Are Your Gut Bugs Making You Fat?

Today I discuss some new research looking at the interaction between the gut microbiome composition and an individual's weight. Here is the research paper in question.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/20236 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Mental Game with the Incredible Andy Riise

Andy Riise is a US Army, West Point graduate, and former Army Football player. Over his decorated 20 year military career as a Field Artillery Officer, Andy led Soldiers in a variety of overseas missions highlighted by multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and serving five years in two elite Special Forces units. Andy is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. His research and coaching expertise is in the evidence-based best practices of Sport and Performance Psychology and various applied Behavioral Science Disciplines with an emphasis on mental toughness and stress inoculation. His teaching experience includes West Point’s Center for Enhanced Performance, the US Air Force Academy’s Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership, the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, and Texas A&M University. He is one the US Army’s first Master Resilience Trainers and Facilitators and helped launch the Comprehensive Fitness Program. As a consultant, his client list includes professional sports teams, corporate leaders, first responders, and healthcare practitioners. He has published several peer-reviewed articles, research papers, and the best-selling book Deliberate Discomfort: How US Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable. Check Andy out on Linkedin and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/20/202338 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - How to Efficiently Fertilise Your Brain

Today I discuss some new research (combined with established research) on triggering BDNF in the brain. Her is a link to the new paper that I discuss.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/17/202310 minutes, 50 seconds
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Overcoming Bias & Adversity with K. Braeden Anderson

I loved this conversation.  K. Braeden Anderson has overcome a huge amount of adversity and racial bias in his life to become the first Division 1 college basketball player in the US to also be a law student. Braeden is an author, attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Anderson wrote BLACK RESILIENCE The Blueprint for Black Triumph in the Face of Racism,” a groundbreaking book that provides a powerful strategy for Black success and empowerment in spite of bias.To support the mission of #BlackResilience, Anderson founded the Black Resilience Foundation — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black communities and the proliferation of positive ideas about Blackness.Anderson is now an attorney one of the largest global law firms, focusing primarily on the representation of financial institutions, investment advisers, public companies, and senior officers in connection with internal investigations. Download Braeden Anderson’s one sheet.Visit Braeden Anderson’s public website: kbraedenanderson.comVisit Braeden Anderson’s coffee shop: blackturtlecoffee.comVisit the foundation & book website: blackresiliencefoundation.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/13/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Body's Many Cries for Water

Today I discuss the results of a new study looking at the impact of hydration on biological age, chronic disease and healthspan.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/10/202310 minutes, 32 seconds
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Paul & Craig Harper on the Science of Being offended

Today is a podcast share with the great man Craig Harper, on our thoughts about being offended. Check out Craig's podcast and website as he has bucket-loads of cool stuff.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/6/202350 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Amazing New Research on Exercise & Cancer Metastesis

Here is a link to the study that I mention. Check out Angels's awesome natural products at ggsorganicwellness.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/3/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Impact of Hearing on Brain Health with Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell is an audiologist is a leader in hearing health care, certified in audiological sciences. He is a speaker, teacher, manager, philanthropist and innovator. His influence in the audiology industry stretches across the world with recognition and patient treatment in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the USA. He was a founding member of one of the largest hearing health care groups in the country, the founder of Campbell Cosmetic Hearing, Neuaudio – Hearing & Brain Health the Gain Hearing Network, an organisation dedicated to supporting independent private practices in Australia.  Check out his work and free resources at his website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/30/202252 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The Incredible Health Benefits of Movement Snacks

Today I discuss 2 recent research papers looking at the benefits of short burts of vigorous physical activity (movement snacks) and overall amounts of vigorous physical activity. You can find the research papers here and here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/27/202210 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Myriad of Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen with Dr Jason Sonners

My guest today is Dr. Jason Sonners. He is the Clinic Director of NJ HBOT and HBOT USA and a Certified Hyperbaric Practitioner. He supports patients with a variety of autoimmune and neurological conditions, allergies, autism, cancer and many others. He combines Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Nutrition, Exercise, Detoxification programs and much more to help naturally support patients and guide them through their health challenges. Today, we do a deep dive into hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its myriad of uses.  Go to Jason's website for more details.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/23/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Vitamin D, Brain Health and Dementia Risk

Today I discuss a fascinating new study looking at the association between brain levels of Vitamin D and the risk of cognitive decline and Dementia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/202212 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Warrior Life with ex-Navy Seal, Mark Devine

My guest today is Mark Devine, an ex-US Navy Seal, turned serial entrepreneur, podcaster, author and Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of San Diego. Mark is also a certified Ashtanga Yoga instructor and black belt in several martial arts. Mark is the founder of Unbeatable Mind, where he offers several immersive events for individuals, teams and organisations to achieve peak performance. Today we cover a whole range of topics on Mark’s fascinating journey and I guarantee there will be something in this for everyone. Check out Mark's range of books and courses at his website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/16/20221 hour, 15 minutes
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Wisdom Wednesdays - amazing new research on arthritis

Today I talk about a newly discovered species of bacteria and its relevance for arthritis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/202211 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Psychology of Eating with Claire Turnbull

Today I do a deep dive into the psychology of eating with Claire Turnbull. Claire is the founder of Mission Nutrition, a TV presenter, professional speaker, wellbeing educator and a published author. She has a BSc (Hons) in Dietetics in 2004, works as a NZ Registered Nutritionist and is currently studying a diploma in Positive Psychology. Make sure to check out her awesome planner on her website You can also check out Mission Nutrition if you want help with your diet, or want some workshops for your business.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/9/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - foods to avoid to minimise your risk of cognitive decline

Today I discuss a bit of very interesting research published this week in the Journal of The American Medical Association.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/6/20229 minutes, 14 seconds
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Feel a Life Worth Living with Nick Kemp

Today we do a deep dive into the Japanese concept of Ikigai Kan and how it can help you to feel a life worth living, with author Nick Kemp. You can purchase Nick's book and explore his workshops and other offerings here,  If you're a coach, you can take Nick's course on coaching with Ikigai at Ikigai Tribe.   Here is the link to the (incorrect) western interpretation of Ikigai.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/2/202237 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - new research on the health impacts of red meat

Here is the link to the new study. Here is a link to the letter to the Lancet on the concerns of the 2019 Global Burden of Disease study.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/29/202210 minutes, 50 seconds
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The things that shape us, with Dr Stan Beecham

Today's podcast is with a previous guest, the awesome Dr Stan Beecham. As a top-level sport psychologist and performance consultant, Dr. Stan Beeham knows what it takes to succeed—on the playing field, in the board room, and in all aspects of life. His award-winning book takes you inside the minds of major-league athletes, Olympic medal winners, and world-class business leaders to reveal the key motivators and mental processes that drive people to sucess. I loved this conversation about the things that shape us and the importance of taking on challenges if you want to be your best self.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/25/202258 minutes
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Wisdom Wednesdays - the importance of sleep for your immune system

Here is the study on sleep & the common cold. For more info on sleep, check out podcasts 135 and 109 and podcast 18 does a deep dive into sleep hygeine.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/22/202212 minutes
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A Fraction Stronger with Mark Berridge

This week's podcast is a personal story of becoming a fraction stronger through adversity, with Mark Berridge.  Mark has succeeded in the face of adversity, with a high-powered international corporate career disrupted by a severe spinal cord injury, triggering a personal battle to overcome the ongoing muscular and sensory impacts of his accident. Check out his website and book here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/18/202244 minutes, 48 seconds
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WW - Zombie Cells and Senolytics

Today I discuss some exciting anti-ageing research. Here is a link to the paper:  https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ebiom/article/PIIS2352-3964(22)00096-2/fulltextSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/15/202212 minutes, 29 seconds
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Deconstructing anxiety to be your best self with Dr Todd Pressman

If you live in Australia and want to purchase a copy of Paul's Death By Comfort Book, click on this link to purchase for $25 + $8 shipping. In today's podcast, I discuss deconstructing anxiety with Dr Todd Pressman. Dr. Pressman is an international presenter, psychologist and author.  He is the founder and director of Logos Wellness Center and Pressman and Associates Life Counseling Center, dedicated to helping people design lives of meaning, purpose and fulfillment.  His studies under some of the world’s leaders in the Consciousness movement, as well as the personal grooming he received from a father whose teachers were students of Sigmund Freud, prepared the way for the discovery of the holistic principles he espouses.  His work with Olympic athletes and high performing CEOs has further honed his understanding of the secrets of excellence and the path to fulfillment. Check out Todd range of books and courses on his website.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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WW - the importance of friendships, especially for blokes

If you live in Australia and want to purchase a copy of Paul's Death By Comfort Book, click on this link to purchase it on my website for $25 + $8 shipping.  If you live outside of Australia, you'll find it here on amazon. In today's podcast, I discuss the importance of friendships for good health and longevity, and I number of reasons why blokes tend to struggle in this area compared to females - and what we can do about it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/8/202215 minutes, 8 seconds
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Part 2 of muscle and protein metabolism with Emeritus Professor Don Layman

A legendary Professor in the area of Protein metabolism, Don's laboratory works to define protein and amino acid requirements and the interrelationship between dietary protein and carbohydrates in adult health. Their research is focused on the impact of diet and exercise on obesity, type 2 diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome. Surprisingly little is known about amino acid requirements during exercise or the impact of amino acids on metabolic regulation and Don's lab has helped to define roles of the branched chain amino acids (BCAA) in skeletal muscle metabolism.  They are continuing this research to define mechanisms for control of muscle protein synthesis and differences in dietary protein needs for men versus women and for adults with sedentary versus active lifestyles.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/4/202245 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - the role of circadian rhythms in mental health

Today I discuss some recent research showing that circadian rhythm disruption may be behind a whole range of mental health and neurological disorders.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/1/202210 minutes, 39 seconds
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All you need to know about muscle and protein with Emeritus Professor Don Layman

A legendary Professor in the area of Protein metabolism, Don's laboratory works to define protein and amino acid requirements and the interrelationship between dietary protein and carbohydrates in adult health. Their research is focused on the impact of diet and exercise on obesity, type 2 diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome. Surprisingly little is known about amino acid requirements during exercise or the impact of amino acids on metabolic regulation and Don's lab has helped to define roles of the branched chain amino acids (BCAA) in skeletal muscle metabolism.  They are continuing this research to define mechanisms for control of muscle protein synthesis and differences in dietary protein needs for men versus women and for adults with sedentary versus active lifestyles.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/28/202240 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The impact of steps and walking speed on disease and mortality risk

Today I review the evidence from a couple of recent studies on the impact of walking and walking speed on disease and mortality risk.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/25/20229 minutes, 29 seconds
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The death of the serotonin theory of depression with Dr Mark Horowitz

Around 80% of people surveyed believe in the serotonin theory of depression, which has now been categorically disproved by a research paper published in the top academic journal Nature Molecular Psychiatry.  Today, I was fortunate enough to interview one of the researchers who published the paper. Dr Mark Horowitz is a Clinical Research Fellow in the British NHS and an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at UCL. He has completed a PhD in the neurobiology of depression and the pharmacology of antidepressants at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.  Mark was on antidepressants for 15 years as a student and when he tried to come off them, he experienced insomnia, panic attacks, dizziness, anxiety and low mood and he has now used his clinical background to develop strategies to help others come off anti-depressants in a safe manner.  Check him out at https://markhorowitz.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/21/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds
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The massive sting in the tail of Covid-19

Today I look at the data emerging around long covid. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/18/202215 minutes, 57 seconds
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A brighter day for mental health with Elliot Kallen

Elliot is the Co-Founder and President of A Brighter Day, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teens manage depression and stress. Every year, millions of teenagers struggle with thoughts of depression, deep sadness, isolation, stress, and the feeling of helplessness. Because of their mental health issues, thousands commit suicide, making it one of the leading causes of death among teens in the US.  Sadly, and too often, the parents of these teens are the last to learn about their child's mental problems, and sometimes it's too late to take action. A Brighter Day aims to stop teen suicide by educating teens and their parents about mental disorders, and providing resources they can use to reach out and communicate when depression and stress are affecting either their own or the lives of those around them. They have helped thousands of teens deal with mental health issues while still allowing them to retain their privacy and dignity. Elliot is also actively involved in several other nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Contra Costa, and Congregation B’nai Shalom, for which he has helped raise millions of dollars. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/14/202246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - what impact does coffee have on cardiovascular disease risk?

Today I look at a new study exploring this topic, which disputes common health professional guidelines.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/20226 minutes, 47 seconds
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The art and science of body mapping, with Professor Katherine Boydell

My guest today is Professor Katherine Boydell, a Professor of Mental Health at the Black Dog Institute. She is also a Professor in Medicine at the University of New South Wales, an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Theatre at York University, Toronto. You can find out more about body mapping here and by purchasing Katherine's book. You can also check out her ridiculously long list of academic publications here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/7/202242 minutes, 44 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - why magnesium should be on your supplement list.

Today I explore the health benefits of magnesium, with a particular focus on recent research on potential cancer-fighting mechanisms.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/4/202211 minutes, 43 seconds
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Developing Mental Toughness Part 2, with Professor Peter Clough, Doug Strycharczyk and John Perry

Welcome to part 2 of the Mental Toughness podcast. Mental Toughness is a personality trait that determines your ability to perform consistently under stress and pressure, and is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit and perseverance. Professor Peter Clough, a pioneer on research into Mental Toughness further describes a mentally tough person as “someone who is comfortable in their own skin, can take whatever comes along in their stride and mostly enjoy the challenge”. Today I discuss all things Mental Toughness with Peter and his colleagues Doug Strycharczyk and John Perry.  You can but their book, Developing Mental Toughness on Booktopia or Amazon and find out more on their website, including the different versions of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/30/202243 minutes
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Wisdom Wednesdays - should I avoid artificial sweeteners?

Today I discuss some new research exploring the health effects of artificial sweeteners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/27/20227 minutes, 56 seconds
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Developing Mental Toughness with Professor Peter Clough, Doug Strycharczyk and John Perry

Mental Toughness is a personality trait that determines your ability to perform consistently under stress and pressure, and is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit and perseverance. Professor Peter Clough, a pioneer on research into Mental Toughness further describes a mentally tough person as “someone who is comfortable in their own skin, can take whatever comes along in their stride and mostly enjoy the challenge”. Today I discuss all things Mental Toughness with Peter and his colleagues Doug Strycharczyk and John Perry.  You can but their book, Developing Mental Toughness on Booktopia or Amazon and find out more on their website, including the different versions of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/23/202242 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - can supplements help prevent cognitive decline?

Today I look at a recent research paper looking at the impact of either a cocoa extract with flavenoids, a multi-vitamin or a placebo on the incidence of cognitive decline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/20/20225 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Live Younger Longer with Dr Norman Swan

Dr Norman Swan is a multi-award winning broadcaster, journalist and commentator. He is the host and creator of the Health Report, on ABC Radio National. He is a guest reporter on Four Corners, a regular panelist on ABC Television’s The Drum and was medical host of Channel 10’s Biggest Loser for six seasons. He has won numerous awards for his journalism and broadcasting, including Australian Radio Producer of the Year, three Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism and Australia’s top prize for Science Journalism – the Michael Daly Award – twice. He was awarded the Medal of the Australian Academy of Science, an honour that had only been given three times. Here is a link to Norman's latest book - So You want To Live Younger Longer?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/16/202251 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - use it or lose it

Today I explore some new research on the interactions between muscle mass and cognitive decline. Here are the links to the research papers: The one on grip strength The one on muscle mass See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/13/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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The 2 Profs on what animals can teach us about eating

How is it that a baboon, a cat and a locust instinctively know what to eat for balanced nutrition, and we humans can't seem to figure it out?  In this episode, I dig into this with 2 very interesting Professors. David Raubenheimer and Stephen J. Simpson have been studying appetite in animals, transforming the science of nutrition with their findings. As well as giving us a very interesting summation of the science of appetite,  they explain simple steps you can take towards eating a more natural diet for optimal health and a longer life. Check out their book, Eat Like The Animals.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/9/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - does 'cardio' training inhibit resistance training gains?

Today, I look into the research that answers this question quite categorically through a beautifully designed study. Here is a link to the study in question. Here is the other study that shows that low capillarisation inhibits strength gains in older adults  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/6/202211 minutes, 56 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - does a cup of tea make everything better?

Today I look at a new study of 500,000 people from the UK Biobank study on the health impacts of drinking black tea.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/30/20228 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to overcome overthinking with Carly Taylor

Carly Taylor is a Mindset Coach and accredited health Coach with qualifications in Japanese Psychology and ACT (Acceptance-Commitment Therapy). In today's session, we delve into overthinking and how to overcome it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/26/202252 minutes, 39 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - why Curcumin (or Tumeric) should be on your supplement list

Today I discuss the multitude of research papers that have been carried out on curcumin/turmeric supplementation. Note that turmeric is a spice, but curcumin is often referred to as turmeric extract. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/23/20229 minutes, 19 seconds
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Personalised wellness, with Dr Cam McDonald

My guest today, Dr Cam McDonald is an accredited and practicing exercise physiologist and an accredited and practising dietitian and Nutritionist. He is also the CEO of Ph360, a company that creates personalised health and dietary interventions for individuals based on what they call their Health Type. Dr Cam is an educator & mentor to hundreds of health professionals, as well as a dedicated health practitioner and coach to thousands of individuals over his career I’ve personally known Cam for quite a few years and we have presented at many conferences together. He’s a great communicator and a top bloke to boot.  This conversation dives into the science of personalised health interventions and was a fascinating conversation.Click here if you're interested in having Cam as a Corporate Speaker or check out the various websites associated with PH360:Shaewellness.com for individualsprecisionhealthalliance.org for heath professional wanting to learn moreparenting360 for parents wanting to get their kids assessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/19/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Are you a bedtime procrastinator?

It turns out that bedtime procrastination is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has some pretty serious health risks and I think it something that is on the rise, especially in today's world full of distractions. In this episode, I go into the research on the subject and propose some evidence-based solutions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/16/202214 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to manage stress, and unlock your potential through Flow, with extreme athlete Thomasz Drybala

My guest today is one of these people who's bio you ready and go "Really??". Thomasz Drybala is an ultra-endurance athlete who has run 11,000 km through Asia, completely unsupported, and this month he's going to start running around the circumference of the earth, which is a whopping 40,000+ KM.  Thomasz is the author of the book "Flow up" which is about getting rid of stress and anxiety and bringing in the state of Flow - and today, we discuss all of this. Check him and his book out at https://tomaszdrybala.com/, where you can buy his book and also sponsor him on his crazy run!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/12/202244 minutes, 19 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - what's a better breakfast? Eggs or breakfast cereal?

This study finally puts the debate to bed, and here is the study in question.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/9/20225 minutes, 17 seconds
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Brain retraining for physical and mental health with Ashok Gupta

My Guest today is Ashok Gupta, the founder of the Gupta neuroplasticity training program that is used to treat a range of conditions, such as chronic fatigue, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, anxiety and others.Ashok suffered from ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, over 25 years ago when he was studying at Cambridge University. Through neurological research he conducted, Ashok managed to fully heal himself from chronic illness.  He then created the Gupta Program, which has published clinical trials on its benefits.Today, we discuss what happens in the body and brain to cause these chronic conditions and why Ashok says they can be reversed using his revolutionary brain retraining techniques called Amygdala and Insula Retraining.There are a number of free videos on the Gupta website and you can also do a 28-day free trial, which, unlike many free trials, does not require your credit card details. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/5/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - another reason to avoid ultra-processed foods

In this week's WW, I talk about some new research linking ultra-processed food consumption to both faster cognitive decline and the risk of dementia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/2/20229 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Life with Dr Elvir causevic

My guest today is one very impressive individual with an interesting and eclectic background. Originally from Yugoslavia, Dr Elvir Causevic moved to the US, where he gained a doctorate in engineering. He then serves as Professor of Applied Math at Yale, founded 3 biotech companies and sold two of them, invented and patented brain imagery devices and then Graduated from Law school in 2016. His latest venture is Upend, which is a new school of living wisdoms which teaches people how to practically incorporate ancient wisdom into modern day life.Make sure you check out Upend.com as well as Elvir's personal website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/29/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: Do sleep herbs actually work?

In this week's podcast, I look at the evidence for some commonly used natural herbs for sleep.Here are the research studies.1. Hattesohl, M., Feistel, B., Sievers, H., Lehnfeld, R., Hegger, M., & Winterhoff, H. (2008). Extracts of Valeriana officinalis L. s.l. show anxiolytic and antidepressant effects but neither sedative nor myorelaxant properties. Phytomedicine, 15(1–2), 2–15. PMID: 181600262. Taavoni, S., Ekbatani, N., Kashaniyan, M., & Haghani, H. (2011). Effect of valerian on sleep quality in postmenopausal women: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 18(9), 951–955. PMID: 217759103. Becker, A., Felgentreff, F., Schröder, H., Meier, B., & Brattström, A. (2014). The anxiolytic effects of a Valerian extract is based on valerenic acid. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14(267), 1–5. PMID: 250660154. Liu, L., Liu, C., Wang, Y., Wang, P., Li, Y., & Li, B. (2015). Herbal Medicine for Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia. Current Neuropharmacology, 13(4), 481–93. PMID: 264120685. Amsterdam, J. D., Shults, J., Soeller, I., M., Rockwell, K., & Newbwerg, A. (2012). Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) May Have Antidepressant Activity in Anxious Depressed Humans – An Exploratory Study. Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine, 18(5), 44–49. PMID: 21959306See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/26/20227 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to improve your gut health with Dr Josephine Muir

Josephine is the co-founder of Noisy Guts, a company formed in collaboration with Nobel Prize winner, professor barry Marshall, who showed that stomach ulcers were created by a bacteria called H Pilori.  Noisy Guts is driven to create a non-invasive and accurate diagnostic test for one of the world’s most common gut disorders - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In this episode we discuss common gut disorders and how to improve your gut health.Check out Noisy Guts for their blogs, recipes, testing recommendations and gut-healthy superflora shakes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/22/202249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The wide array of health benefits from Apple Cider Vinegar

Today I dig into what the research tells us about ACV, to see if Hippocrates was justified in prescribing it for many ailments.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/19/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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Everyday Ethics & Philosophy with Dr Simon Longsatff

In todays’ podcast, I’m excited to be joined by a bona fide philosopher and ethicist. Dr Simon Longstaff has been Executive Director of The Ethics Centre for 30 years, working across business, government and society. He has a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge University, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and of the Royal Society of NSW, and an Honorary Professor at ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies. Simon was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013.Simon says that he is inspired by the opportunity to continue learning about our brilliant, troubling, contradictory, maddeningly beautiful form of being – simultaneously the most creative and destructive creature on earth; a source of wonder and dread. If he can help people to fall ‘just the right side’ of each question, then he can play a small role in making a better future.Today, we dig into those ethical questions and everyday philosophy.You can find out more by visiting www.ethics.org.au and you can order Simon's book here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/15/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Part 2 of The devil's cooking oil, with David Gillespie

Welcome to part 2, which is definitely worth the wait.The arch-disruptor, David Gillespie is back and this time he goes into the eye-opening dangers of commercial seed oils, which are marketed and sold to us as 'healthy' vegetable oils.Here's the link to the graphHere's the link to the research paper See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/8/202233 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The elixir of life - Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

EVOO is some seriously good stuff and today I explore exactly why and how that is.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/5/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Devil's cooking oil, with David Gillespie

The arch-disruptor, David Gillespie is back and this time he goes into the eye-opening dangers of commercial seed oils, which are marketed and sold to us as 'healthy' vegetable oils. Here's the link to the graphHere's the link to the research paperSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/1/202223 minutes, 39 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: A surprising way to curb your appetite

Check out the new science that shows how we can all significantly reduce our appetite and the amount of calories that we consume - and what's more, it's not a drug and has only positive effects!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/28/20226 minutes, 49 seconds
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Part 2 of Brain Health with Professor Grant Schofield

Thi sis part 2 of the latest podcast with my old mate, and MBB favourite,  Prof Grant Schofield. He joins me for a wide-ranging discussion on brain health. We chat about things such as anti-depressants vs natural interventions, what sort of things damage the brain and then Grant teaches us about his latest deep-dive into the research on the role of glutamate on brain health, and it's truly fascinating.We end with some PracAdemic tips for keeping your brain in tip-top shape.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/24/202240 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is your smartphone making you dumb and superficial?

Today I discuss different bits of evidence hat your smartphone could be making you both dumb and more superficial.Here is the paper on working memory Here is the paper on interruptions increasing our mistakesHere is the paper on quality of conversationsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/21/20225 minutes, 45 seconds
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Brain Health with Professor Grant Schofield

He's back by popular demand! My old mate Prof Grant Schofield joins me for a wide-ranging discussion on brain health. We chat about things such as anti-depressants vs natural interventions, what sort of things damage the brain and then Grant teaches us about his latest deep-dive into the research on the role of glutamate on brain health, and it's truly fascinating.We end with some PracAdemic tips for keeping your brain in tip-top shape.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/17/202231 minutes, 20 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The most important thing you can do to live longer

Today I discuss some pretty cool research that clearly shows the most important thing you can do to live longer. I'll also add my take on it to give you a more comprehensive strategy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/14/202214 minutes, 34 seconds
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Happy Money - the Japanese art of making peace with your money, with Ken Honda

Money and happiness expert Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan, with book sales surpassing eight million copies since 2001. Ken’s financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, including an accounting company, a management consulting firm, and a venture capital corporation. His writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty. Ken is the first person from Japan to be voted into the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of personal and professional development leaders. He is fluent in Japanese and English; lived in Boston, Massachusetts for two years; and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. Learn more at KenHonda.comCheck out his Happy Money bookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/10/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - The surprising link between your gut bugs and your exercise motivation and performance

In today's episode of Wisdom Wednesdays, I explore a couple of recent research papers that report on a surprising link between your gut bugs and your exercise motivation and performance.Here is the initial paper on athletesHere is the follow-up study on miceSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/20229 minutes, 52 seconds
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PART 2: Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before, With Clinical Psychologist, Dr Julie Smith

Dr. Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of professional experience.She is, in my view,  the perfect example of practicing what you preach. She looked for the silver lining of the Covid 19 lockdowns, deciding to devote her time to being an online mental health educator. Her highly engaging videos around mental health turned her into a social media star with a combined following of more than 4 million!Her posts on TikTok and Instagram have already amassed more than 25 million likes. She has appeared in two BBC films and on BBC Breakfast, CNN International and Radio 5 Live, and has written for The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph.Despite all of this, Julie remains a super down-to-earth individual and her advice is absolutely golden and we had an awesome conversation. Today's episode is part 1 of 2.Here is her websiteJulie's Instagram is instagram.com/drjuliesmithFind her on Tiktok at tiktok.com/@drjuliesmithHer Youtube account is youtube.com/user/DrJulieSmithHer brilliant book can be found hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/202240 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - why we all need to focus on protein in our diets

Today, I discuss the important functions that amino acids play in our bodies and why eating enough protein is key, not only to good cellular health, but in combatting the obesity crisis.Here is the link to the study I mention.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/202219 minutes, 7 seconds
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Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? With Clinical Psychologist, Dr Julie Smith

Dr. Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of professional experience. She is, in my view,  the perfect example of practicing what you preach. She looked for the silver lining of the Covid 19 lockdowns, deciding to devote her time to being an online mental health educator. Her highly engaging videos around mental health turned her into a social media star with a combined following of more than 4 million!Her posts on TikTok and Instagram have already amassed more than 25 million likes. She has appeared in two BBC films and on BBC Breakfast, CNN International and Radio 5 Live, and has written for The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph.Despite all of this, Julie remains a super down-to-earth individual and her advice is absolutely golden and we had an awesome conversation. Today's episode is part 1 of 2.Here is her websiteJulie's Instagram is instagram.com/drjuliesmithFind her on Tiktok at tiktok.com/@drjuliesmithHer Youtube account is youtube.com/user/DrJulieSmithHer brilliant book can be found hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/27/202236 minutes, 10 seconds
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Does your brain shrink as your waist expands?

<__truncato_root__>Today, I discuss some recent research investigating the links between body composition and brain volume.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/24/202214 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Cold Water Exposure With Professor Mike Tipton

Today’s guest is a world-renowned professor of Human and Applied Physiology. Professor Mike Tipton spent 35 years working in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology and is a world expert on survival in extreme environments.  Mike has published over 600 scientific papers and a number of books and was awarded an MBE in the UK for services to physiological research in extreme environments. Mike provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, legal, search and rescue and media organisations and today he’s going to provide us all advice on the risks and benefits of cold-water exposure and how to do it safely to improve your health.  Mike has also very kindly provided valuable advice to me on the next phase of my PhD, so I was super excited when he agreed to come onto the podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/20/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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WW: The betrayal of our hunter-gatherer genome

This edition of Wisdom Wednesdays discusses a research paper that for the first time, give really concrete evidence that our modern lifestyles are a betrayal of our hunter-gatherer genome.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202211 minutes, 52 seconds
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Part 2 of Stress, human behaviour and self-regulation with Dr Stuart Shanker

This is part 2 of the episode with Dr Stuart Shanker - part 1 was episode 87 released last week.Dr Stuart Shanker is the visionary founder of the MEHRIT Centre, an organisation dedicated to understanding how stress affects human behaviour and to help both kids and adults self-regulate how they respond to stress in order to improve their lives. This turned out to be an absolutely fascinating conversation that was so good I broke it into 2 parts.Stuart  is the author of the Self-Reg trilogy: Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (Pearson 2012), Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (Penguin 2016); Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (UofT Press 2020). And with Susan Hopkins, Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (Pearson 2019).Here is a link to the MEHRIT centre - make sure you check out their resources section and blog. Here is also a link to self-reg global, which is the international work that they do. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/13/202241 minutes, 41 seconds
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The impact of Omega-3 fatty acids on brain structure and function and overall metabolic health

This episode looks at a recent randomised controlled trial in humans on the impact of Omega-3 fatty acids on brain structure and function and overall metabolic health. It was a beautifully designed study which, for me, absolutely puts an end to the debate on whether we should be supplementing with Omega 3 fatty acids. Make sure you subscribe to the newsletter on our website to get access to the research paper.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/202210 minutes, 15 seconds
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Stress, human behaviour and self-regulation - a fascinating conversation with Dr Stuart Shanker

Dr Stuart Shanker is the visionary founder of the MEHRIT Centre, an organisation dedicated to understanding how stress affects human behaviour and to help both kids and adults self-regulate how they respond to stress in order to improve their lives. This turned out to be an absolutely fascinating conversation that was so good I broke it into 2 parts. Stuart  is the author of the Self-Reg trilogy: Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (Pearson 2012), Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (Penguin 2016); Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (UofT Press 2020). And with Susan Hopkins, Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (Pearson 2019).Here is a link to the MEHRIT centre - make sure you check out their resources section and blog. Here is also a link to self-reg global, which is the international work that they do. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/6/202237 minutes, 3 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The amazing benefits of red light therapy for eyesight

In this podcast, i discuss recent research that shows how exposure to red light at certain frequencies can reverse the ageing process of the cells in your retina and improve vision. What's more, it's simple and practical to do. here are the research studies i mentioned:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-02311-1#citeashttps://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/article/75/9/e49/5863431?login=falseHere is the UK company that is producing the glasses I talk about.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/3/202212 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hippocracy - how Doctors are betraying their Hippocratic Oath with Professor Rachelle Buchbinder

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder is an Australian NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. She has been the Director of the Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology since its inception in 2001 and a Professor in the Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine since 2007. She is a rheumatologist and clinical epidemiologist who combines clinical practice with research in a wide range of multidisciplinary projects relating to arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.Rachelle and her colleague Ian Harris have written a brilliant book called Hippocrasy, which reveals the true state of modern medicine and how doctors are letting their patients down.This powerful exposé reveals the tests, drugs and treatments that provide little or no benefit for patients and the inherent problem of a medical system based on treating rather than preventing illness. The book also provides tips to empower patients – do I really need this treatment? What are the risks? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I do nothing? Plus solutions to help restructure how medicine is delivered to help doctors live up to their Hippocratic Oath.Make sure you buy this brilliant book.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/202253 minutes, 32 seconds
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Does walking speed influence your rate of biological ageing?

This week's Wisdom Wednesdays looks at a new paper published in theUK, investigating the links between walking speed and biological ageing.Here is a link to the paper. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/20228 minutes, 33 seconds
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Finding Your Purpose with Nick Lee, OAM

With a beautiful family and working as a director of multi-national consumer goods company, Nick Lee had good reason to be happy and optimistic about his future. That changed in an instant when his wife Jodi was diagnosed with stage IV bowel cancer at the age of 39. After battling with the disease for 2 years, Jodi passed away in 2010.After Jodi’s death Nick made the brave decision to leave his job and use his experience to do all he could to stop others suffering a similar experience. He established The Jodi Lee Foundation to inspire others to protect themselves against bowel cancer and make positive choices to improve their health. The work of the Foundation has saved many Australian lives.In today's podcast, we talk about Nick's experiences and zero in on the role of purpose in getting through tough times. If you'd like to get involved in the foundation, you can find it here. Also, check out the Healthy Minds Program, which Nick is now a Director of.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/202258 minutes, 38 seconds
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WW: Glucosamine - arthritis supplement or potential lifespan enhancer?

In today's Wisdom Wednesdays edition, I explore what the research tells us about glucosamine's effectiveness as a nutritional supplement. Here's the link to the study I discuss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/19/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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Apples For The Mind with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Tom Nehmy

Tom Nehmy is a Clinical Psychologist who calls himself a preventative psychologist, which I love. He is the author of the book,  Apples for the Mind , which is the result of years of work helping people to overcome challenges and discover the foundation of their quality of life: their wellbeing.Tom is also the Director of Healthy Minds Education & Training,  the leading provider of preventive mental health services to schools and companies in Australasia. The Healthy Minds Program was developed at Flinders University but has evolved into a psychological skills training program that has reached and helped thousands of people. To find out more, visit: www.healthymindsprogram.comToday, we dive into Tom's A and it's a great conversation.pples for the MindSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/15/20221 hour, 37 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - the impact of social relationships on health and longevity

In today's podcast, I explore the impact of social relationships on health and longevity. Here are the research papers that I discuss:Meta-analysis on social relationships and mortality risksPotential mechanisms behind the impact of loneliness on healthLoneliness and inflammation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/12/20229 minutes, 22 seconds
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How we can all age successfully with Marcus Riley

Marcus Riley draws on more than 20 years experience in the field of ageing, where he has run a large age care facility and worked with organisations such as the Global Ageing Network and the United Nations . He shares real stories of people flourishing at all stages of later life with insights and inspiration as to how to navigate the realities and challenges of our increased longevity. Marcus reveals that by embracing positivity, planning and understanding the importance of purpose, we can all age successfully. Or, as he calls it, we can boom into later life - and his book Booming shows us how we can do that.In today's episode, we discuss Marcus' strategy for ageing well and Booming!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/8/202253 minutes, 42 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Does excessive screen time cause ADHD?

In today's Wisdom Wednesdays, I discuss a new study from Canada looking at the links between ADHD and screen time, and determining what causes what. Here is the link to the ADHD study.Here is the research about the increases in screen time in kids and adolescents.Here you'll find recommended screen time from theAustralian Institute of Family Studies .See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/5/202210 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fasting and Sauna for health and longevity, with Alex Tyson

In this episode I talk to Alex Tyson, CEO of wellness company Found Space, about his own personal wellness journey, which includes some pretty incredible feats of fasting and regular sauna use - and we dig into the science of both.Check out https://foundspace.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/202257 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - How exercise busts stress and contributes to overall success in life

Today I discuss the role of exercise in training our stress response system to become more efficient and improving our response to other stressors, as well as the role of exercise in improving both our emotional and behavioural self-control through improved top-down regulation in the brain. Here are the 2 papers I refer to in the podcast.Exercise as a modifier of stressExercise for promoting resilience, self-control and mental wellbeingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/29/202218 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Brain & Nervous System with Neurosurgeon Dr Alex Koefman

Today's podcast is with the Neurosurgeon (yes, Neurosurgeon) Dr Alex Koefman . Alex has undertaken specialist training in neurosurgery throughout Australia, including The Canberra Hospital, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, and the Princess Alexandra, Royal Brisbane, and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospitals in Brisbane. During this time, Alex was trained and mentored by many of Australia's most senior subspecialty neurosurgeons and today we discuss his journey to Neurosurgery and what it's like opening up peoples' brains! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/25/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - the travesty of our kids' mental health

Today's WW centres on the latest kids' mental health statistics for Australia as well as the shocking food budgets for childcare centres - anyone else see connections here? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/20227 minutes, 20 seconds
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Finding Your Ikigai with the Japanese Rock-star Neuroscientist, Ken Mogi

My guest today is Ken Mogi, a Japanese neuroscientist, a senior researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories and a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has written over 100 books – yes 100 – in Japanese on topics as diverse as brain science philosophy, history, art, education, and linguistics. Ken is known as a rock star neuroscientist in Japan and it’s easy to see why, as he’s a super-cool, super-smart guy. He recently released his first book in English, titled Ikigai, which translates as ‘A reason to live’ and today, we discuss how to find you Ikigai.  You can buy his excellent Ikigai book here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202255 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - the low-down on Ultra-processed Foods

In this short segment, I discuss the NOVA classification of Ultra-processed foods and some of the research into the negative impacts on our health, and a quick guide for minimising them in your diet.Here is a link to help with reading of food labels.Make sure you subscribe to the newsletter to get the links to the studies that I mention.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/202215 minutes, 1 second
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Why food is critical for mood with the amazing Professor Felice Jacka

Professor Felice Jacka is Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University. She is also founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research and a past president of the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders. She has been responsible for the development of a highly innovative field of research establishing diet and nutrition as of importance to common mental disorders. The results of the studies she has conducted have been highly influential, and she is widely recognised as international leader in the transformative field of Nutritional Psychiatry research.Professor Jacka has published >160 peer-reviewed scientific papers and she is listed in the top ten most highly-cited researchers in mood disorders in Australia .Check out the resources and work being done at the Food and Mood Centre, where Felice is theDirector. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
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What are the impacts of Covid on the brain?

Here is the link to the study in the Journal Nature See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/20227 minutes, 26 seconds
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PT & Harps Live - Part 2

In the second part of mine and Harps' live podcast, we go to the audience for their questions. Enjoy...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/202244 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Creatine supplementation for a healthy brain

Today's WW explores why Creatine is not just for athletes, but for anyone who wants to have a healthy brain.To access the studies I mention, sign up to the newsletter at mindbodybrain.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/1/202212 minutes, 42 seconds
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PT & Harps Live Chinwag- part 1

Today's podcast is a live one with me and my old mate Harps - hope you enjoy the discussion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/25/202247 minutes, 7 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays - Sleep and Aging

This is a short podcast exploring some recent research on the impact of sleep on the aging process.   If you'd like summaries and a link to the studies, sign up to our newsletter at mindbodybrain.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/20227 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why you need to add mushrooms into your diet with world-renowned expert Jeff Chilton

In today's episode, I delve into the wonderful medicinal properties of mushrooms with Jeff Chilton, mushroom expert, and why we all need to include them in our diet - either as whole foods or supplements.Jeff Chilton studied Ethno-mycology at the University of Washington and later began a 10 year career as a large scale  mushroom grower. He established Nammex, the first company to supply medicinal mushroom extracts to the US Nutritional Supplement industry. Nammex extracts are renowned for their high quality based on strict scientific analysis of the active compounds.Jeff is a wealth of knowledge on the  health benefits of mushrooms and I for one will be adding more of them into my diet!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/19/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Getting more balance and coherence in your life with Raamon Newman

Today's guest is Raamon Newman, who was an elite-level college athlete at multiple sports until he encountered burnout. He then went to do a life rest by becoming a full-time Monk for a year, and ended up spending 10 years of full-time meditation practice. Raamon now uses the insights he gained to coach people to a better level of balance and coherence in their lives and in today's podcast, he shares some of those tips.See Ramon's website here for his book and other offerings.Find out more about Transcendental Meditation here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/202257 minutes, 35 seconds
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The silent Tragedy of Our Kids' Mental Health

Today's episode is based on an article by a Spanish Psychiatrist called Dr Luis Rojas Marcos. Unfortunately, I couldn't get him onto the podcast, but I think the theme is hugely important, so I'm covering his article with my commentary interspersed throughout.Here is a link to the Dunedin Study on Self Control that I talked about.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/202222 minutes, 15 seconds
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Increasing your Healthspan and The Role of Wearable Technology with Dr Adam Batenah

My guest today is Dr Adam Batenah. Adam became a doctor of internal medicine and an oncology registrar to help people live longer, healthier lives, but the relentless pace of the medical field meant he spent more time prescribing pills than preventing disease. He knew there had to be a better solution, and now spends a lot of his time looking into how we can enhance our healthspan and use wearable tech data to help us make better decisions and change our behaviour and he’s co-founded a company called  Span Health to help us do just that. Today we dive into Adam's thoughts in this area.The best way to follow Adam is via his Twitter or Linkedin accounts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/21/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Art & Science of Breathing & Respiration with Shane Saunders

Today I chat with an old mate and former colleague, Shane Saunders. Shane is an ex-military guy who has gone from being an expert in physical training to an expert in the art and science of breathing and respiration. Shane and his wife Ange spent years travelling the world learning from a range of breathwork masters  and now run their own business teaching people how to breathe properly, called Breathe Me. In this episode, we unpack the mechanics of respiration and its impact on the nervous system, cellular biology and human behaviour and it's very cool stuff.Check out Shane and Ange at breatheme.com and check out their courses here:https://www.onlinebreathingacademy.com/https://www.o2collective.com/breath-mastery-fundamentalshttps://breatheme.mykajabi.com/the-breathing-studioSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/14/202257 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why building and using muscle should be top of your New Years Resolution list.

Today I’m going to talk about the importance of skeletal muscle, and the relatively recent discovery of a class of proteins released by muscle that drive communication at a celluar level, called myokines. It’s the time for New Year’s resolutions and my aim is to convince you that building and using muscle regularly should be very high up your list of resolutions.The world health Organisation has called physical inactivity the 4th most serious global health risk, behind only tobacco use, high blood pressure and high blood glucose and this podcast will explain why that is.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/8/202221 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Neuroscience of Enduring Change with Richard Lane, MD, PhD

Richard D. Lane, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. A clinical psychiatrist and psychodynamic psychotherapist with a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, he was one of the first researchers to perform functional brain imaging studies of emotion in the 1990s. He is the author of 190 papers and book chapters and is senior editor of two books. As an educator he served as director of the psychotherapy curriculum for psychiatric residents at the University of Arizona for over two decades and has received seven awards for teaching and mentoring. He was President of the American Psychosomatic Society in 2005-6, elected member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and elected Honorary Fellow of the American College of Psychoanalysts.In this wide-ranging and fascinating episode, we chat about emotion in the brain, how it impacts our mental representations of the world, the role of emotion and memory in psychotherapy and practical ways to induce change.You can find out more about Richard and his research via this link and you can but his fascinating book, The Neuroscience of Enduring Change via these links on Amazon or Booktopia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/25/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Age Well with Dr Kate Gregorevic

My guest today, Dr Kate Gregorevic is a physician, researcher, writer and mother of three who is passionate about empowering people to improve their health and longevity through lifestyle. Kate initially studied medicine and went on to do a PhD to better understand ageing and frailty and how this interacts with a range of social factors and today, we discuss a topic that should be dear to us all -   how to age well. Kate is particularly passionate about health and longevity for women and you can find out more about her programs at projectthreesixtwelve.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkate_gregorevic/ https://www.instagram.com/project_threesixtwelve/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectThreeSixTwelve/ You can also buy her book, Staying Alive here on amazon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/17/202154 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Great Cholesterol Myth and Other Nutritional Nonsense with Dr Jonny Bowden

My guest today is a super-interesting, high-energy individual. Dr Jonny Bowden is an ex-professional Jazz musician, who became a psychologist, and fitness expert who then gained a PHD in Nutrition. He’s the author of 6 books and is also a professional speaker. In today’s episode, we do an in-depth exploration of cholesterol  and discuss the real causes of heart disease and many other chronic conditions. I personally found Jonny’s energy to be infectious and I think you will too.Head over to Jonny’s website to check out all of his work, or go to his fasting site to get a free course with optional upgrade to a deeper course.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/20211 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Sweet Poison & Toxic Oils with the arch-disruptor, David Gillespie

My guest today is David Gillespie - a lawyer and the best-selling author of Sweet Poison, a book that is generally credited with starting the current wave of sugar awareness in Australia.He followed Sweet Poison up with 8 more books – most of them about nutrition and diet, with another book on education and another one on surviving contact with psychopaths in the workplace and at home.In today's podcast we focus mainly on the serious health effects of sugar, especially the fructose element (remember that table sugar is half glucose and half fructose) and seed oils (which are misrepresented as vegetable oils). You can check out David's books and plethora of resources on his website - and I highly recommend that you do. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/4/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Nutritional science vs marketing hype with Dr Tim Crowe

My guest today is Dr Tim Crowe, who has spent 25 years as an academic in the field of nutrition, with both a Masters Degree and PhD in the area.  His research career spans laboratory molecular biology research right through to clinical nutrition trials and he is the co-author of Understanding Nutrition, a textbook used by many Universities in Australian and New Zealand in nutrition and dietetics courses.In this podcast, we discuss The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of inflammation, popular diets and nutritional supplements and Tim does a great job of separating the science from the marketing hype. Check out Tim's awesome website with lots of nutrition articles and his podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/26/202156 minutes, 5 seconds
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Moving Beyond Gratitude to a Naikan Reflection with Carly Taylor

Today's episode is with my (much) better half, Carly Taylor, as we explore a very powerful self-reflection tool from Japanese Psychology that I like to describe as 'Gratitude on Steroids', and as you'll see, it's a great method for enhancing or repairing relationships in your life.To find out more about Naikan, check out the book titled 'Naikan' by Greg Krech's, Carly's mentor in Japanese Psychology.For coaching with Carly, check out her website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/19/202129 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why 'when you eat' is as important for your health as 'what you eat'.

Today's podcast is a deep dive by yours truly into time-restricted eating and how it can have a massive impact on your metabolism and health.Here is a link to the research article mentioned in the podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/12/202119 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why Positive Psychology isn't enough to get you through tough times, with Dr Lucy Hone

My guest today is definitely a thought leader and PracAdemic on resilience.                                                            ’s   is much in demand as a public speaker, with her TED talk, 3 Secrets of Resilient People, viewed over 6 million times. Adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury, her research is published internationally, and her PhD was acknowledged for its outstanding contribution at the World Congress of Positive Psychology in 2019. She is the author of the best-selling book, Resilient Grieving, co-author of Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing, and co-convenor of the Wellbeing in Education NZ conferences. Check out Lucy’s website for talks, books and online courses.  Here is the link to the facebook page for the podcast - jump on there and comment on episodes and share your ideas for future podcasts.  Finally, if anyone wants some Mindset coaching, based on ACT and Japanese Psychology - and if you're prepared to do the work - go to carlytaylorcoaching.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/5/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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Harnessing the power of Hormesis and The Goldilocks Effect

Today's episode is a solo podcast where I do a deep dive into the science of hormesis: sub-lethal exposure to stressors or toxins which, at high levels can kill us, but at low levels induce stress resistance. EnjoySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/31/202135 minutes, 30 seconds
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Happiness, satisfaction and human flourishing with Craig Harper

Today's episode is an organic conversation and a podcast share with my old mate Craig Harper, where we discuss all things happiness. Enjoy...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/22/20211 hour, 35 seconds
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Why the mental health model is wrong and how we can effectively enhance our mental wellbeing & vitality with Professor Joseph Ciarrochi

This is a wide-ranging discussion on mental wellbeing and definitely one of my favourite podcasts that I've done. Professor Joseph Ciarrochi is part of the Institute of  Positive  Psychology at the Australian Catholic University and as well as being a Research Professor, he's a best selling author and Corporate Speaker who helps individuals and organisations apply the latest findings from behavioural science to achieve health, well-being and peak performance. In today's wide-ranging podcast, we discuss why the mental health model is wrong, how we create our sense of self, the value in hard experiences and evidence-based ways to improve our mental vitality. Click here for Joseph's website, books, articles and free stuff, or to book him as a corporate speaker.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/20211 hour, 35 seconds
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Why we need to restore Rites of Passage for our kids, with the inspirational Dr Arne Rubinstein

My guest today, Dr Arne Rubinstein, is a very special bloke on a mission. Arne is an expert on Rites of Passage and adolescent development, with 30 years experience as a medical doctor, counsellor, mentor, speaker and workshop facilitator.The seminars and programs he’s helped to develop have been attended by over 250,000 people globally and are designed to support boys and girls to successfully make a safe, healthy transition to adulthood, with a particular focus on creating coming of age Rites of Passage.Dr Arne is the proud father of two wonderful young men and a mentor to many others and I think you’ll agree that his work is brilliant. Check out his books, The Making of Men and How to Parent Teenagers and the seminars and programs that he runs for individuals and schools at ritesofpassageinstitute.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/9/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Elephant In The COVID Room, With Professor Grant Schofield

Today is a podcast share with the quite legendary Professor Grant Schofield from New Zealand and his PreKure Podcast and I think it’s probably the most important public service broadcast that either of us have done in some time, if not ever, so please share this episode with all your family and friends. In this episode we discuss the lifestyle factors and outcomes that have a massive impact on your health outcome if you do catch covid – and this is especially important given that we are now transitioning to living with the disease and the UK Govt had been advised by an expert panel that everyone will catch it, eventually. Given that knowledge, what should you do to prepare yourself?Check out heaps of resources and courses that Grant's involved at Prekure.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/1/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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The links between early jaw development, sleep and behavioural disorders with Dr Dave Shirazi

My guest today is Dr. Shirazi, a dentist who also has a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and is also a board licensed Acupuncturist. He has completed over 2000 hours of continuing education in TMD and facial pain, craniomandibular orthopedics, and sleep disordered breathing. He is the founder of the Bite, Breathe and Balance Podcast, dedicated to the multidisciplinary approach to treating craniofacial pain and sleep disorders in adults and children. Dr. Shirazi is the director of The TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Los Angeles, which treats TMD, craniofacial pain, Sleep breathing disorders, and craniomandibular orthopaedics.Check out Dr Shirazi's centre at tmjtherapycentre.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/202159 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why Friendships are as crucial to your health as Diet and Exercise, with Lydia Denworth

My guest today is Lydia Denworth, a science writer and public speaker. contributing editor for Scientific American and she writes   the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Spectrum and many other publications and she is the author of 4 books.Today, we get into her latest book, which is all about the science of Friendship and Lydia shares some fascinating insights into the physical and mental damage caused by lonliness, the importance of friendships throughout the life cycle and how to be a good friend.    Check out Lydia’s books, blogs and other work at Lydiadenworth.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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Managing Your Inner Mammal with Professor Loretta Breuning

A Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, Loretta Breuning was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. So, after many years of research, she went about publishing her own blogs and books on an alternative view of the workings of the brain. Loretta has published 9 books about how the brain works, including Habits of a Happy Brain and Status Games. She is also the owner of The Inner Mammal Institute to provide information to help people manage their brain chemicals. In today’s episode we discuss Loretta’s approach and explore practical tips for managing your happy brain chemicals.Check out the wide array of free resources and Loretta's books at https://innermammalinstitute.org/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/11/20211 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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The Ghost in Your Genes Part 2 with Dr Denise Furness

Today is part 2 of the episode with Dr Denise Furness - a geneticist, and fitness professional, who has overcome an autoimmune disease and lost her Mum to early onset Dementia. Through these challenging experiences and her research into genetics and nutrition and lifestyle medicine, Denise has made it her mission to help as many people as possible get back to thriving!This podcast explores the role of genetics and epigenetics in human health and disease and was so extensive that we had to split it into 2 parts - and you don’t want to miss a single minute, because Denise is one super-smart lady.For those who'd like to avail of Denise's services - and I highly recommend that you do - check her out at drdenisefurness.com.au. Denise specialises in women's health, but I'm sure she'll work with you if you're a bloke and you ask nicely!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/4/202153 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Ghost in Your Genes with Dr Denise Furness

My guest today is someone I consider to be Australia’s version of Rhonda Patrick – and for those who know Rhonda, that’s a big compliment. Dr Denise Furness is a geneticist, and fitness professional, who has overcome an autoimmune disease and lost her Mum to early onset Dementia. Through these challenging experiences and her research into genetics and nutrition and lifestyle medicine, Denise has made it her mission to help as many people as possible get back to thriving!This podcast explores the role of genetics and epigenetics in human health and disease and was so extensive that we had to split it into 2 parts - and you don’t want to miss a single minute, because Denise is one super-smart lady. For those who'd like to avail of Denise's services - and I highly recommend that you do - check her out at drdenisefurness.com.au. Denise specialises in women's health, but I'm sure she'll work with you if you're a bloke and you ask nicely!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/202147 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Lockdown Survival Kit for Teens & Adults with Carly Taylor

As Melbourne ticks past 200 days in lockdown, around half of all Australians are currently in lockdown and our Kiwi cousins across the ditch have just gone into a very strict one.  This is taking a huge toll on our mental health, and especially that of teenagers.In this podcast, Paul & Carly Taylor discuss the dark side of social media (we all know the benefits) and the myriad of lifestyle choices that we all make in lockdown that hugely influence whether we will emerge from this with our mental health intact, or impacted.If you or your teen are struggling with your mental health, there's some excellent resources at Beyond Blue. Also see Carly's website if you want coaching for yourself or your teenager.Here are the links to papers and articles that we discuss:Stats and guidelines on phone use & sleep in teensTeenage sleep stats and requirements Smartphone use and sleep in teensPractical help strategies for teenage sleepMore background and strategies for better teen sleepThe impact of mobile phone use on teenage sleep, cognition and academic performancePros and cons of anti-depressant useAntidepressants and the placebo effect - original article Placebo effect in the treatment of depression and anxiety - updated research Anti-depressant use and early deathSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/202149 minutes, 3 seconds
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Self-help & behaviour change - sorting the fluff from the useful stuff with Bobby Cappuccio

Today’s episode is a podcast share with my old mate ‘Bobby’ Cappuccio, who has been working in the health and fitness industry for two decades. Having grown up In Brooklyn, New York, Bobby now lives in LA, where he helps companies and individuals create positive change through mindset shifts. He’s a coach, a keynote speaker who’s presented at conferences all round the world, and he’s also a unique thinker who’s had a fascinating life.Bobby is the host of the excellent Self-Help Antidote podcast and today’s episode is a conversation around human behaviour, where we explore evidence-based techniques for closing the ‘knowing-doing gap’ and getting shit done.Make sure you check out Bobby’s Self-help Antidote Podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/15/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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Optimising Your Immune System with Paul Taylor

Today's episode is all about optimising your immune system and is a solo effort by Paul Taylor. In this episode, I go through a quick overview of the immune system and then explore a number of lifestyle factors to optimise the functioning of your immune system, with some of these practices being specific to Covid-19.Here are the research papers I mentioned:The paper on physical activity and Covid outcomes The paper on Vitamin D status and Covid outcomes The theoretical paper on Vitamin D status and Covid risksThe paper on Zinc, Selenium and Vitamin D for raising anti-viral resistanceThe paper on Vitamin C, Vitamin D and SeleniumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/7/202121 minutes, 30 seconds
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Elite Minds with Dr Stan Beecham

As a top-level sport psychologist and performance consultant, Dr. Stan Beeham knows what it takes to succeed—on the playing field, in the board room, and in all aspects of life. His award-winning book, Elite minds, takes you inside the minds of major-league athletes, Olympic medal winners, and world-class business leaders to reveal the key motivators and mental processes that drive people to victory. Today, we discuss a range of those processes and how we can apply them to our personal lives to become better versions of ourselves.Here are links to Stan's website and his brilliant book, Elite Minds.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/30/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to design the life you want with behavioural designer Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is a behavioural designer who has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. He is the bestselling author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life."His writing on technology, psychology, and business, appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today and he blogs regularly at NirAndFar.com Today we discuss how you can use his principles to powerfully influence your own behaviour and you'll probably need to listen twice, as there are heaps of valuable nuggets.Here are some links to Nir's work:Indistractable book: http://geni.us/IndistractableIndistractable summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/Distraction guide here: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/Habits vs routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/Why schedules are better than to-do lists: https://www.nirandfar.com/todo-vs-schedule-builder/Timeboxing article: https://www.nirandfar.com/timeboxingSchedule maker tool: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/Indistractable Model graphic: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uip4bifw7fll6p4/How%20to%20be%20Indistractable%20%20by%20Nir%20Eyal.png?dl=0See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/202155 minutes, 35 seconds
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Being your best self with the awesome, funny, hard-ass coach, Lisa Stephenson

My guest today has been variously described as success coach, high performance coach, leadership mentor, talent consultant, trusted advisor, speech writer and confidante. Lisa Stephenson is also a published author and keynote speaker and has worked across a wide range of industries, with a focus on building success for individuals, teams and organisations.Today’s conversation started off on coaching, but quickly morphed into a highly engaging conversation about mindset, dealing with adversity, risk taking, raising kids and wine! I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think you will too.Check out Lisa's links:Lisa's book - Read Me FirstThe Coach Place Global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pills, Placebos and Propaganda - a conversation with Craig Harper

This episode is a podcast share with Craig Harper, host of The You Project Podcast.  In this wide-ranging conversations, Craig and I discuss a wide range of psychological phenomenon, from the placebo effect and how t harness it, to dodgy clinical trials and self-esteem bullshit. Enjoy...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 13 seconds
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Japanese Psychology for Living well - with or without illness - with Trudy Boyle

My guest today is Trudy Boyle, an expert in Japanese Psychology, who specialises in running courses for people with chronic illness. Trudy formerly had cancer and used the techniques from Japanese Psychology to help her get through that period and for the last 11 years, Trudy has run programs on Living well with Cancer at Wellspring Calgary and has now published a book on thesubject.   In the podcast, we discuss the practical application of Japanese Psychology  concepts, including ikigai, arugamama and kaizen. Check out her book, Ikigai and Illness: A Guide to Living Fully with Purpose, Meaning and Joyful Moments. Although the title suggests that it's for people with illness, I think all of us would benefit from the principles and teachings of this book.  Also check out Trudy's website for more information and some excellent resources and if you are living with an illness, check out Trudy's online course in conjunction with the ToDo institute.  The Better You program, click here For those interested in to find out more and access early-bird pricing until July 12th.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/3/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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The inspirational Ron Smith

Today’s interview is with a very special person, who I also have the pleasure of calling a friend. Ron Smith has had a pretty amazing journey, including being an apprentice jockey professional boxer, ultra-endurance athlete and reformed alcoholic, who at 77 years old, inspires many people, young and old, to a journey of lifelong health and fitness.   If you are interested in improving your life with The Better You program, click here for more info. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/26/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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Equipping yourself to thrive in this fast-changing world, with Elan Divon

In today's wide-ranging interview, I speak to Harvard-educated Elan Divon, an author, speaker, entrepreneur, podcast host and founder of the Divon Academy - an organisation that prepares professionals and students for success in this age of disruption by teaching critical soft skills - more on this at www.divonacademy.com Over the last decade Elan has translated his passion into helping people of all ages develop their potential. He has worked with CEO’s, business leaders, billionaires, as well as the homeless. He directed a peace camp for Palestinian and Israeli teenagers, traveled the world and  co-founded the Einstein Legacy Project; a global initiative that helps find and empower the world’s next generation of creative minds. Elan is a trailblazer in the field of personal and professional development and his unique 'initiation' philosophy combines learning by doing with habit formation strategies and hacking of mental limitations to unlock human potential.In todays's session, we discuss the negative impact of modern life on critical human skills, the importance of initiation, the impact of technological change on the future workplace and what you can do about it all. Elan also talks about the importance of micro-credentials and shares some great tips for dealing with stress and getting your dream job. Enjoy...For those interested the BETTER YOU PROGRAM, delivered by Paul & Carly Taylor, click the link here  for more info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/202159 minutes
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How to enhance your self-control to improve your life, with Paul Taylor

Its something that we could all use at times - an increase in will-power or self-control. In this episode, I go into some iconic research studies in this area that reveal just how much of an influence that it has on our success in life. Then, more importantly, I go into a number of proven strategies for enhancing our self-control, under the structure of Angela Duckworth and James Gross 'Process model of self-control'.Read more on Roy Baumeister here.Check out the Dundein study that I reference here.Check out the paper by Duckworth and Gross here. Check out this useful article on strategies.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/202136 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why exercise is critical for your current and future mental and cognitive health by Paul Taylor

Today's episode is a solo one with yours truly, where I dig into the science of how exercise improves our mental health, boosts our cognition and reduces our risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders.There are a few patches of geeky science stuff, but that is balanced out with practical recommendations at the end.Please share with anyone who's interested in good mental and cognitive health.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/202136 minutes, 5 seconds
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Lee Ellis part 2

This is the second part of the interview with Lee Ellis.   Lee is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. He was shot down and captured in the Vietnam war and spend 5 ½ years as a POW, including time at the notorious Hanoi Hilton. Lee’s military decorations include a Bronze star, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and a Purple Heart.Lee is now an on the subjects of leadership and human performance, organisational integrity, operational effectiveness, and personal accountability.You can check out Lee's website and great books and other products here.international speaker and consultantSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/23/202137 minutes, 57 seconds
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Life and Leadership lessons from five and a half years as a prisoner of war with Colonel Lee Ellis

My guest today is a very special individual. Lee Ellis is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. He was shot down and captured in the Vietnam war and spend 5 ½ years as a POW, including time at the notorious Hanoi Hilton. Lee’s military decorations include a Bronze star, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and a Purple Heart.Lee is now an on the subjects of leadership and human performance, organisational integrity, operational effectiveness, and personal accountability.You can check out Lee's website and great books and other products here.Here's what we discuss:Start - How Lee came to join the military3:24 - Going through military training6:04 - Getting assigned to the Vietnam war7:51 - The experience of getting shot down & captured15:50 - Arriving at the Hanoi Hilton POW camp17:14 -  Torture & resistance25:56 - How aircrew personality profiles helped27:44 - The TAP CODE & POW culture32:31 - Heroic leaders in the POW camps 36:02 - The most challenging aspects of captivity39:29 - The importance of meaning & purpose41:59 - Humour & optimism45:50 - On finding out they were going home50:23 - Getting back home & readjustinginternational speaker and consultantSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/202153 minutes, 8 seconds
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All you need to know about your second brain with Hayley Parcell

My Guest today is a qualified nutritional medicine practitioner and now Head of Healthcare Operations and Development for Queensland-based microbiome testing and research company, Microba. Hayley Parcel leads a team of healthcare professionals to drive clinical understanding and implementation of gut microbiome analysis at Microba and today we do a truly fascinating deep dive into what cutting-edge research is telling us about the contents of your large intestine, and the implications for personalised nutrition. You can oder a gut microbiome test directly though Microba here.If you're a health professional that's interested in working with Microba, click here.Here's what we talk about in the podcast:4:38 - Microba company beginnings5:44 - An overview of the gut microbiome 7:56 - Technological advances in gut microbiome analysis10:09 - Your 2-way relationship with your microbiome11:33 - Probiotics vs prebiotics14:58 - Why you can't out-supplement a bad diet21:28 - The microbiome in human health & disease23:04 - The microbiome and mental health27:00 - Insights from fecal transplants29:57 -  Early life influences on your microbiome32:05 - The microbiome and your immune system35:38 - The impacts of different diets44:50 - Shotgun metagenomics technology for microbiome anlaysis47:55 - Microba and health practitioners49:28 - Getting your own microbiome tested51:52 - The future of microbiome researchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/202155 minutes, 7 seconds
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Strategies to help you deal with whatever life throws at you with Jonas Salzgeber

My guest today is Jonas Salzgeber, author of the Little book of Stoicism. On his quest to be the best he can be, Jonas stumbled upon Stoicism – and got hooked. He digested everything he could on the subject and ended up writing a brilliant book full of practical advice on the most important step: to put the wisdom from book page to action.At the core of this actionable philosophy lies the goal of leading a happy life, especially in the face of adversity and In today’s podcast, we discuss Stoic strategies to help you become ready to deal effectively with whatever life throws at you. Check out Jonas' blog with his brother - NJlifehacks.com, where you can get a great free download of 20 stoicism exercises,  as well as The Little Book of Stoicism here.Here's what we discuss:Start -  How Jonas came to write the book12:35 - The Stoic Sage17:33 - Amor Fati22:50 - The impermanence of things26:57 - Morning & evening routines33:20 - Voluntary discomfort36:56 - Play your given roles well42:15 - Taking back your time44:00 - Count your blessings45:40 - Be good, do goodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/202149 minutes, 20 seconds
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Breaking your personal limits with the awe-inspiring Lisa Tamati.

My guest today is one of those people that you read about and go – is that really possible? Lisa Tamati  is an extreme ultra endurance athlete  with a 25 year history of competing in the world's toughest endurance events and leading and participating in expeditions.She is the author of three best selling books, one of which tells the one in a million comeback story of bringing her mother back from the brink of death after a major aneurysm left her with massive brain damage at the age of 74.Lisa is also a podcaster, an international Speaker, running coach and provider of Workplace Wellness programs.In the episode we discuss things such as a performance mindset, overcoming fears and setbacks and breaking personal limits. We then do a deep dive into Lisa's toughest journey of all - battling medical professionals to get her mother proper treatment and then taking control of her recovery and defying medical odds to bring her back to pretty much full health when doctors had written her off. Make sure you check out the links above to find out more about this incredible human being.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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Solutions to the number one problem with modern life - Disconnection Syndrome part 2, with Dr Austin Perlmutter

This podcast was so good that I had to split it into 2 parts, and today is part 2.My guest today is Dr. Austin Perlmutter, who is a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author. His research interests are the factors that impact our decision-making and helping others to improve their decision-making and quality of life. He is the co-author of the outstanding book Brain Wash and writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain.In today’s session, we follow up last week's conversation about what Austin terms Disconnection Syndrome with a range of practical things that we can all do to positively impact our physical and mental health.Make sure you buy his book that he wrote with his dad, as it's truly brilliant - here is the link.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disconnection Syndrome - the big problem with modern life, with Dr Austin Perlmutter

This podcast was so good that I had to split it into 2 parts!My guest today is Dr. Austin Perlmutter, who is a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author. His research interests are the factors that impact our decision-making and helping others to improve their decision-making and quality of life. He is the co-author of the outstanding book Brain Wash and writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain.In today’s session, we do a deep dive into what Austin terms Disconnection Syndrome and how the modern environment hijacks our brains and negatively impact our ability to make good future-focused decisions, thus negatively impacting our health.Make sure you buy his book that he wrote with his dad, as it's truly brilliant - here is the link Here's what we discuss in today's podcast:Start:  How did we get here?4:08 - Austin's lightbulb moments in medical training7:30 - Disconnection Syndrome - the key issue of our time10:08 - The role of social media in Disconnection Syndrome15:23 - The importance of exposure to nature18:28 - Ancient genes in a modern world21:04 - How Temporal Discounting affects your decisions24:36 - Dopamine, donuts and wine o'clock30:05 - How our environment impacts our ability to make good future-focused decisions35:08 - How stress re-wires our brainsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/202141 minutes, 4 seconds
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Life lessons from a 35th Generation Shaolin Monk, Master Shi Heng Yi

It’s not every day you get to interview a 35th generation Shaolin Master, and certainly not one with 2 University degrees, including an MBA!Master Shi Heng Yi has been studying Martial Arts since he was 4 years old and has been running the Shaolin Temple in Europe since 2010. He is a contemporary monk who carries a smartphone and is focused on the sustainable development and spreading of the Shaolin culture and philosophy and today's podcast has plenty of insights and guiding principles for us all, so please share this podcast with anyone who you think may benefit. You can find out more about Master Shi Heng Yi and Shaolin Philosophy in his Ted-X talk on the 5 hindrances to self-mastery   Here is a link to the Shaolin Temple Europe, where Master Shi Heng Yi resides.Here is what we discuss and when:Start:   The Shaolin Monk lineage system3:50 - The process of becoming a Shaolin Monk7:52 -  The concepts of Chi and Qigong14:35 - The importance of Qigong in physical development, focus and prowess18:22 - The mental states that hold us back26:02 - Master Shi Heng Yi's advice for achieving sef-mastery30:34 - The art of cultivating discipline36:00 - The important combination of combined physical and mental training in Shaolin philosophy42:20  - Philosophising vs doing49:10 - Master Shi Heng Yi's view on happinessSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/202154 minutes, 41 seconds
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Finding your motivation for lifelong exercise with Dr. Michelle Segar

My guest today is Dr. Michelle Segar.  She directs the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center  and is the author of the critically acclaimed book, No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. The book is being used as curriculum for nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, personal trainers, and wellness coaches and was featured in The New York Times and became the #1 bestselling book in fitness & exercise on Amazon in 2015.Here's what we discuss:Start - The SHARP centre at the University of Michigan2: 50 - The right and wrong 'Why' for exercise5:37 - The role of Temporal Discounting in human behaviour8:46 - An overview of Michelle's MAPS for lifelong exercise11:57 - Exercise as a gift vs a chore16:54 - Intensity of exercise18:26 - OTMs - opportunities to move24:06 -  The importance of self-care27:57 - Strategy tips for creating lifelong exerciseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/202132 minutes, 33 seconds
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Your amazing brain, self-identity and consciousness, with the legendary Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield

Today's episode is an exploration of your brain with a quite incredible person.  Baroness Susan greenfield is a professor at Oxford university, an honorary Australian and the CEO of a Biotech company called Neuro Bio.  She has published 10 books and been awarded 32 honorary degrees by British & foreign universities.Her work has aimed to uncover some of the most elusive questions about the brain, such as what is consciousness and what can we do to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. In today's session we delve into both of those topics and also explore neuroplasticity, how to keep your brain healthy, the negative impact of today's hyper-stimulating environment on our brains and especially those of kids. Here is Susan's website, where you find out more about her and find her books, research and Bio-tech company, Neuro Bio. here's what we talked about and when:Start -  Susan's working class background and journey to Oxford university8:44 -  How Susan ended up in the area of neuroscience11:06 -  how our brain's have allowed us to be the dominant species on earth18:20 - The personalisation of your brain19:56 - Your brain's incredible potential for neuroplasticity24:15 - The impact of today's hyper-stimulating environment on brain development and function33:40 - The value of free play and imagination37:20 - The famous piano experiment, brain function & the risks of multi-tasking43:44 - Susan's top 3 recommendations for keeping your brain healthy50:49 - A potential game-changing discovery for Alzheimer's DiseaseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/20/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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A conversation on all things resilience with Craig Harper

Today's episode is a little different - it's a podcast share with Craig Harper, who interviewed me about my PhD research on his podcast, and it quickly turned into a conversation about performing under pressure, keeping our sh*t together in the mess and mayhem, psychological and physiological responses to stress, the impact of anxiety on skill level, concentration and performance and my  resilience work with the military. It's a little sciencey but I think you'll dig it….If you haven't listened to Craig's podcast before, it's must - check out The You Project on your favourite podcast player or on his website here.Also check out my first ever public program, The Better You Program - run in conjunction with mindset coach Carly Taylor - places are filling up fast and the early bird pricing ends soon too. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/16/20211 hour, 26 seconds
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Important lessons for life and business with 'the accidental entrepreneur' Janine Allis

My guest today is one very successful and cool lady. She’s a self-made business icon (the type raised without the silver spoon!) who founded Boost Juice and has gone on to build a number of successful brands (Boost Juice, Salsa's Fresh Mex, CIBO Espresso and Betty's Burgers & CONCRETE CO) and she is a Director of both Retail Zoo and Michael Hill Jeweller. She has been a panel member on the TV series Shark Tank for years and had a very successful crack at Australian Survivor.  She’s also the recipient on many awards, including Telstra Businesswoman of The Year and is a mum to 4 kids.It was a pleasure to chat with Janine Allis about as we explored the ups and downs of business and valuable life lessons learnt on her journey and bringing up kids in a bubble within a bubble.You can read more of Janine's story, watch videos, order any of her books, listen to her podcast, or book her for a keynote talk at her website www.janineallis.com.au and follow her on Instagram @janine_allisDon't forget to check out our first public course - the Better You Program, which starts Monday the 29th March. You can win a free place by leaving us a great podcast review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify by the 22nd March  (just add your name at the end so we can call you out).Here's what we discuss and when:4:25 -  You’ve had a non-traditional route to being successful business woman – tell us about your journey.10:37 - You’ve hired many people in business – what’s more important; talent or character?12:39 - What have the low points & lessons been?16:00 -  Have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome?18:18 -  WRT women & equality – are you a fan of equality of opportunity or equality of outcome?25:55 - What’s your advice to a budding entrepreneur?27:54 - How do you keep yourself in balance?31:37 - What was the Shark Tank experience like, your best investments & one that got away?33:30 -  Discussion on the survivor experience – best bits, worst bits?33:34 - Bringing up Kids  ‘in a bubble within a bubble’ – how do we help them to be resilient & successful See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/202151 minutes, 1 second
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How Stoic Philosophy can improve your life, with Cognitive Psychotherapist & Stoicism expert Donald Robertson

In this episode I interview the super-knowledgable Cognitive Psychotherapist and Stoic Philosophy expert Donald Robertson, author of the excellent book How To Think Like A Roman Emperor , as well as 5 other on Philosophy, Psychotherapy & Psychological skills Training. Donald takes us on a journey through ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, from Socrates to the Emperor  Marcus Aurelius, exploring the Virtues of the Stoics and how we can apply them to our own lives to help us navigate the challenges of modern life. Donald is a founding member of Modern Stoicism and his own website contains online courses on Stoic Philosophy as well as lots of free videos and articles - it's an absolute treasure-trove of information. He is also a committee member for https://modernstoicism.com/ and one of the organisers and speakers  of the Stoicon-x Military conference, exploring Courage, Honour & Stoicism.If you're enjoying the podcast, please leave us a review on your podcast player as they really help.We are also delighted to announce the, called The Better You Program. It’s comprehensive 8-week, Better You program, with 8 weekly interactive webinars with myself and mindset coach Carly Taylor, a partner app and a whole heap of exercises and tools to help you become a better version of yourself – whatever that means for you. It launches on the 29th March. If the sound of this floats your boat,  click here to find out more.Below are the episode highlights:Start: Donald's journey into Stoic Philosophy & Psychotherapy7:20 -  The female connection with Stoicism9:47 -  Zeno, the founder of Stoicism18:18 - The link between Philosophy and Psychotherapy21:55 -  Seneca The Younger & Epictetus26: 44 -  The upbringing of Marcus Aurelius31:16 -  The background to the 4 Cardinal Virtues of Stoic Philosophy34:54 -  The Virtue of Wisdom (based on reason)41:41 - The Virtue of Courage44: 50 -  The Virtue of Temperance (self-discipline)45:54 - When self-discipline becomes a vice48:30 -  The Virtue of Justice (social morality)51:42 - The Therapy of the Passions57:15 - The practical application of Stoicism to modern life1:05:35 - The View From Above technique  release of our first public courseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/6/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 23 seconds
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Harvard & UCLA Professor Barbara Horowitz on what the study of animals can teach us about human health and disease

My guest today is one sharp cookie. Barbara Horowitz is a Cardiologist and Professor at UCLA, Professor of Medicine at Harvard and Professor of Evolultionary Biology at Harvard. She’s also a trained Psychiatrist for good measure Today we discuss her recent focus on species-wide patterns in development in critical periods of life and her books Zoobiquity & Wildhood.  We explore what we can learn from human health and disease from the study of animals, and it’s a fascinating conversation.Here is the link to Barbara's website and you can also click here for her Zoobiquty book and here for her new book Wildwood - both are co-written with Kathryn Bowers.If you're enjoying the podcast, please leave us a review on your podcast player as they really help.We are also delighted to announce the, called The Better You Program. It’s comprehensive 8-week, Better You program, with 8 weekly interactive webinars with myself and mindset coach Carly Taylor, a partner app and a whole heap of exercises and tools to help you become a better version of yourself – whatever that means for you. It launches on the 29th March. If the sound of this floats your boat,  click here to find out more.Start:  How Barbara went from Cardiologist to studying animals5:40 -  The blindfold of human exceptionalism10:26 -  A fascinating whistle-stop tour of evolution (a must-listen!)14:57 -  What studying animals can teach us about diseases in humans26:42 -  Mental health conditions in animals33:34 -  Implications of co-evolved fear circuitry in animals and  humans 38:27 -  The complex biology of stress and inflammation44:45 -  The value of testable hypothesis in evolutionary adaptation49:30 -  Teenagers, risk-taking, impulsivity & peer influences in animals & humans59:27 -  Evolutionary trade-offs in chronic disease1:09:19 -  Barbara's new book Wildhood release of our first public courseHere's the highlights of the show:   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to change your behaviour and achieve your goals - with or without a coach

Today’s guest was born with a severe facial deformity and diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at the age of nine, and suffered abuse & misery in and out of his home until he became a personal trainer. He discovered that by redirecting his focus, he could affect positive change in not only in the lives of the people he trained, but his own life as well. Bobby Cappuccio is now a world-renowned speaker, author and behaviour change coach.In today’s episode, we discuss how to change your own behaviour and achieve your goals, both with and without a coach, and explore the elements of good coaching and overall relationship-building. ​You can find out more about Bobby and his coaching and consulting services at https://www.robertcappuccio.com/Bobby also has a podcast called The Self Help Antidote, so check it out on your preferred podcast player.Here is the link to the Decisional Balance Sheet that we discuss.If you’re interested in a coach who uses Japanese Psychology, ACT (Acceptance-Commitment Therapy) and Motivational Interviewing, check out carlytaylorcoaching.com.auHighlights of today’s show:1:59:   Coaching overview4:29:   Coaching is the facilitation of neuroplasticity6:12:   Good and bad coaches9:55:   How to build rapport with people13:04:   The importance of the mirror neuron system in human relationships14:36:   Motivational interviewing – critical skills for coaches, parents & leaders19:54:   Take-home tips for changing your own behaviour (resolving ambivalence)33:39:  Things to look for in a good coach36:20:   The “10X your life” and “Anything is possible” bullshit to steer clear of41:55:   A neuroscience-based model of behaviour change (the DESIRE model)46:37:   Scaffolding your goals51:00:   Negativity bias in the brain and negative self-talk58:30:  Imagery – process vs outcome-based imagery1:03:50:   A Ritual Board to create habits1:09:06:   Setting up your environment for success1:11:06:   Cookies radishes and the neuroscience of discipline1:21:53:   Summing up See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/19/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why we need sleep and how to optimise it.

Todays’ episode is a solo affair with yours truly, and it’s all to do with sleep. We are all aware that a poor night’s sleep makes us feel crappy, but in this issue I explore what’s happening in the brain when we sleep and why there are a range of both short and long-term consequences for our physical and mental health as well as cognitive performance if it is compromised.I will then go through a comprehensive sleep hygiene protocol that will enhance anyone’s ability to sleep and another that has been clinically proven to help insomniacs as well.So if you have a brain and you want to optimise it’s performance as well as your overall physical and mental health, this is a must-listen to episode. Here is a breakdown of the episode:Start:   What happens in the body & brain when we're asleep2:20:   The Glymphatic System - the brain's amazing repair process4:08:   Sleep & cognitive performance 6:46:   Short & long-term consequences of poor sleep - including smaller testicles in men!!13:08:   Paul's sleep hygiene protocol & the 10-day sleep challenge27:20:   A clinically proven protocol for insomniacsIf you want to check out the THIM ring, go to thim.ioSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/13/202135 minutes, 33 seconds
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Back from the brink - a journey into drugs, addiction, rehab, genetics, epigenetics and Amazonian shamans

My guest today is a fascinating character and a real Pracademic when it comes to addiction and rehab. Jack Nagle was a teenager with a promising future in sport until recreational drug use turned into an addiction that spiralled into suicide attempts and a near-death overdose. After going through rehab, he made it his mission to start real conversations about drugs and he now runs sophisticated rehab programs for addicts, as well as a range of social media initiatives. In today’s episode, we discuss the social, emotional, genetic and epigenetic factors involved in drug use and addiction and explore  a wide-range of novel treatment modalities  - and the politics holding them back.You can find out more about Jack's work and programs at realdrugtalk.com.au,  and connectionbasedliving.com.au as well as on instagram @realdrugtalkIn this episode we discuss a wide range of topics, such as:Start:   Jack's journey into & out of drugs6:07   The ravages of ICE / Crystal Meth12:58   From drug addict to rehab program director14:35   Is addiction a disease?19:06   Your brain on drugs22:30  The role of emotional and spiritual voids in addiction26:40   The pleasureful side of drugs and alcohol29:00   Environmental & genetic influences on risk of addiction35:30   Epigenetics & neuroplasticity44:20   The effectiveness (or lack thereof) of traditional rehab programs50:32   The potential for therapist-guided journeys with psychedellics as a treatment1:04:46   The role of the gut microbiome in treatment 1:07:46   Jack's ultimate rehab program See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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It's not the Cow, it's the How! The health, environmental and ethical considerations around eating meat.

My guest today is Diana Rodgers, who is a “real food” nutritionist, author and sustainability advocate based in the USA. She runs a clinical nutrition practice, hosts the Sustainable Dish Podcast, and speaks internationally about human nutrition, sustainability, animal welfare and social justice. She’s helped to produce the award-winning short film, Soft Slaughter and is the producer and director of the film and co-author of the bookIn today’s episode we do a deep dive into the health, environmental and ethical considerations around eating meat. It’s an important listen whether you are a meat-eater or meat free.Sacred Cow. You can find out more about Diana, the film and book at the Sacred Cow websiteYou can download the film and watch a trailer on iTunes and buy the book on amazonHighlights from today’s podcast are:Start:  The process of making a documentary/film7:08   What do good and bad types of nutritional research look like13:46   Some consideration and concerns of meat-free diets, especially in kids21:08   Diana’s view of the EAT Lancet study’s dietary recommendations25:11   Why nutrient density is the key component of any diet30:51   The environmental impact of different types of agriculture34:46   The case for regenerative farming39:47   Is meat-free a privileged, first-world position?42:19   Diana’s recommendations for a healthy diet48:52   The ethical argument – no meat or better meat?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/28/202159 minutes, 39 seconds
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Michol Dalcourt part 2

Today's guest, Michol Dalcourt, is an internationally recognised leader in health and human performance. He is the founder of the Institute of Motion, inventor of ViPR PRO and a former Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco. Michol has given hundreds of international lectures and has been a featured speaker at most of the world’s top fitness conferences, fitness clubs and at many colleges and universities around the world.He also consults with many of the fitness industry’s biggest companies - including Equinox, Microsoft and Nike and is a treasure trove of exercise information.This is part 2 of a 2-part podcast.You can explore some of Michol’s work at instituteofmotion.com and see his product, the VipR Pro, and associated exercises at Vipr.comSee this link for the 3 different 4Q modelsSee this blog for a more in-depth explanation of the 4Q neuromechanical model.Here's what we discuss:Start   Practical take-homes from part 18:19    Michol’s 4Q model for recovery11:10   The surprising benefits of laughter15:21   The different recovery categories17:55   Structuring your recovery21:49   When to use cold recovery – and when not to24:55   Michol’s 4Q neuromechanical model of movement patterns29:21   Practically applying the 4Q neuromechanical model32:33   The science of breathing 39:14   Pre-exercise breathing techniquesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/23/202147 minutes, 4 seconds
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Exercise science, myths and recommendations with Michol Dalcourt

Today's guest, Michol Dalcourt, is an internationally recognised leader in health and human performance. He is the founder of the Institute of Motion, inventor of ViPR PRO and a former Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco. Michol has given hundreds of international lectures and has been a featured speaker at most of the world’s top fitness conferences, fitness clubs and at many colleges and universities around the world.He also consults with many of the fitness industry’s biggest companies - including Equinox, Microsoft and Nike and is a treasure trove of exercise information.This is part 1 of a 2-part podcast.You can explore some of Michol’s work at instituteofmotion.com and see his product, the VipR Pro, and associated exercises at Vipr.comIn this episode, we discuss:2:02    Why developmental biology is relevant to exercise 7:27    Pro’s and con’s of traditional weight training9:59    Training for performance vs health and longevity – why they are different14:55 Michol’s 4Q model of training and recovery24:43  Why most HIIT training is not HIIT – it’s HISS34:35  Why some types of exercise & nutrition can shorten longevity and increase cancer risk 45:30 Recommendations for exercise planning using the 4Q modelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/16/202154 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ex-SAS Lieutenant Colonel, turned high-performance coach Reg Crawford

Today’s guest is a pretty amazing guy. Reg Crawford spent 22 years as an officer in the Australian Armed Forces, with the vast majority in the SAS, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was awarded a Bronze star by the US military for leadership in the Iraq war.Since leaving, Reg has worked in a range of elite sports as a high performance consultant and has consulted to a range of corporate organisations in the areas of leadership and high performance.In this episode, we discuss Reg’s military training and career and the lessons that he took to apply in both sport and business – and there’s lots of take-outs for everyday life.If you want to get in touch with Reg to work with your business or for leadership coaching, email him at [email protected]’s the flow:2:52     The SAS Selection process10:10   The ‘dislocation of expectation’ mind-F%#k12:44   On the verge of quitting17:48   Reg’s SAS career highlights21:30   “Getting to go” to war 27:21   The importance of discomfort tolerance for resilience and adaptability33:47   Cross-overs with elite sports and lessons for us all39:07   Cross-overs and gaps with business46:21   Links between leadership, Flow State and parenting51:14   The power of purposeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/202059 minutes, 15 seconds
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Practical tools for living well with Carly Taylor

Today’s guest is a mindset coach who uses a combination of Psychology and ACT (Acceptance-Commitment Therapy) to help her clients become better versions of themselves. She is also a university-qualified Nutritionist and personal trainer, and combines these modalities in her integrated approach to coaching. She also happens to be my better half, and her name is Carly Taylor.This podcast is a very practical one, where we get straight into 7 different tools or approaches that Carly uses with her clients and we discuss both their use and the science that underpins them. If you are enjoying the podcast, please leave us a review and if you're interested in coaching with Carly, contact her at Here's the flow;Start: Quick overview of Carly's coaching approaches5:57   Tool #1 - Arugamama12:22   Acceptance vs goals15:03   Tool #2 - The Choice Point22;27   Tool #3 - Characters exercise30:38   Tool #4 - AM/PM Bookends41:29   Tool #5 - Dropping anchor50:03   Tool #6 - Breathwork54:49   Tool #7 - [email protected],auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/202058 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Potential Whisperer: ex-Olympian turned Mindset & Performance Coach Yvonne 'Go-Go' Gomez

Today’s guest is uniquely qualified to talk about all things to do with a performance mindset. Yvonne ‘Go-Go’ Gomez is an ex-professional athlete who competed in the Olympics and is now a sports psychologist who works with athletes from a whole host of different disciplines.  That said, our discussions are equally valid for anyone wanting to improve their mindset and parents who have kids in sport. We discuss growth mindset, redirecting pressure, confidence, imposter syndrome, outcome vs process, the power of breathwork and how mental imagery can change your life. If you'd like to book in coaching with Yvonne, Here’s the flow:contact her at [email protected]:50     When the process of becoming an Olympic athlete started7:35     The impact of competence & autonomy9:27     The role of journaling & sports psychology18:52   Redirecting stress & pressure25:04   Self-doubt & the imposter syndrome29:33   Comparing self to others – how today is different 32:54   The big no-no’s – shame-based coaching and ‘try your best’38:24   You get what you focus on40:44   Key take-outs from Yvonne’s upcoming book47:27   Keeping your kids in sport as long as you can50:37   Growth mindset46:12   Waiting to be happy59:59   Outcome vs process1:03:17   Can you ‘get’ confidence?1:07:16   The power of breathwork1:11:23   The upside-down poem1:15:15   Mental ImageryHere's the link to the Harvard Professor Shawn Achor's Ted talk that we discuss:https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_workSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/3/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease with Professor Ralph Martins

Today’s guest is a real trailblazer in research into Alzheimer’s disease - the one disease that scares the crap out of me. Professor Ralph Martins is the Foundation Chair in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and is also a professor of Neurobiology at Macquarie University. Today we discuss the current knowledge in both the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, and talk about some exciting new developments that Ralph and his teams are working on that could be a real game changer in this area. There’s some pretty cool stuff, so stay tuned throughout. The major things we discuss are:Start - how Ralph started working on Alzheimer's disease5:35 - defining Dementia and Alzheimer's disease9:04 - early onset, familial Alzheimer's disease12:07  - late onset Alzheimer's disease15:10  - why drug treatments to date have not worked16:09 - insights from the AIBL study 19:08 -  a leap forward in early diagnosis26:18 -  an early detection blood panel31:02 -  The APOE gene and Alzheimer's disease risk35:45 -  cholesterol and Alzheimer's disease risk39:10 -  lifestyle factors for prevention51:15 -  blood sugar, Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease55:15 -  lifestyle changes for treatment59:50 -  benefits of a multi-modal prevention protocol1:08:08 -  when we can expect a commercial blood test for early diagnosisSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/27/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Moving from You to You version 2.0 with Craig Harper

Today’s guest starting out as one of Australia’s first Personal Trainers in the 80’s & progressed to become the owner of the biggest PT studio in the Southern Hemisphere and a performance coach for professional sports teams. He’s now an exercise scientist, corporate speaker, radio show host, author of multiple books, amazing podcast host and now, a fellow PhD student.  He’s also one of the few people that I can call a mentor. My guest today is Craig Harper and in this podcast we discuss the condition of being human, exploring things such as self-concept, why we don’t change, the benefits of discomfort and finishing with both of our top tips for becoming a better you.  Highlights from today’s podcast are:Craig's tipping point as a fat kid (3:00)The sliding doors of potential (8:31)The world is your classroom (12:26)Craig's PhD in Neuroscience (13:10)The power of experiential learning & the external experience of you (16:18)The genesis and development of self-concept & self-esteem (27:30)The benefit of discomfort (34:40)Why behaviour change theories are M.A.D. (45:48)The "I'm full of shit" revolution (45:48)Craig & Paul's top tips for getting to You 2.0 (56:38)website: https://www.craigharper.net/Whiteboard lessons on InstagramSome links for more from Craig:See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/20/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 27 seconds
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You are what you eat - a deep dive on nutrition, the microbiome & supplements with the awesome Dr Joanna McMillan

My guest today is Dr Joanna McMillan - someone I consider to be Australia’s leading nutrition scientist & dietitian. She has appeared regularly in the media over the last 15 years, currently researches and lectures at University, has published 8 books, given heaps of corporate talks – and is a fellow Celt! Here's what we discuss;Why nutritional recommendations change  3:46 The diet wars  5:35The pro's and con's of a Paleo diet  7:55What the science says about dairy foods  17:45What the science says about meat  21:23The Game Changers documentary  27:06The benefits of plant foods  33:56Anti-oxidants and hormetic polyphenols  37:29Real food vs nutrients, supplements  39:29Some downsides of a vegan diet  41:40The risks of vegan diets in kids  47:30The microbiome: your super-ecosystem  58:13The social aspects of food  1:17:36Joanna's & Paul's treat foods and supplements  1:18:38Here are some links to Joanna:website: drjoanna.com.auGame Changers article: https://drjoanna.com.au/blog/the-game-changers-does-it-change-anything-blog-1096/Joanna's books: https://drjoanna.com.au/shop/Also look out for her Audible Original Book called Gutfull, which will be released next month.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/12/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to get out of your mind and live your life well with Dr Louise Hayes

My guest today is a world leader on how to be a better human being in today’s challenging world through the application of Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Her work is equally applicable to adults and adolescents who are in possession of a human mind.  My guest today is Dr Louise Hayes. Highlights from today’s podcast are:1:12 Louise’s philanthropic work in the Himalayas7:40 Clinical psychology, ACT & psychological flexibility11:55 The problem with hiding from your feelings17:14 The western cultural shift towards controlling our experience19:49 The spilt between western science and eastern philosophy21:48 Contextural behavioural science – a philosophy of science26:36 How your past influences your present and future30:52 ACT as a process-based therapy31:30 Inside-skin versus outside-skin control strategies39:46 ACT for the whole developmental cycle47:06 ACT for mental health challenges for adolescents55:12 Evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety58:05 advice for parents with teenagers who are struggling1:01:00 How many questions is it ok to ask your kids when they get home from school?You can find out more about Louise and get some free resources from https://dnav.internationalHer awesome book for teenagers is: Your Life Your Way Another great book is : Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary LifeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/6/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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Western Australia's Scientist of The Year on why exercise is the best medicine we have ever had.

My guest today is the winner of this years’ Scientist of the Year for western Australia, Professor Robert Newton. He’s a Professor of Exercise Science & a trailblazer in the concept of Exercise as Medicine, he’s shown how exercise can prevent and treat many chronic conditions, and has done groundbreaking work in Exercise and Cancer. We discuss just why exercise is so beneficial for the body and the brain and how it impacts on a host of chronic diseases. Highlights include:Why muscular power & muscle mass is critical for older adults - 5:13Practical training strategies for health & longevity 13:15Our genome require us to be highly active: 14:36Why exercise is medicine: 17:35Type 2 diabetes - the disease we don't have to have: 20:30Insights from genetic twin studies: 23:55Exercise for your heart: 27:15Exercise & cancer: 29:07Exercise enhances chemotherapy effectiveness: 36:05Exercise and mood disorders: 45:10Why a pill will never replace exercise: 54:10Exercise & gene expression: 58:50The role of epigenetics in health & disease: 1:00:33Exercise & kids: 1:04:25What Rob does for exercise: 1:06:35See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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Raising free-range kids and the good, the bad & the ugly of exercise & nutrition for health and longevity

Today’s guest is an ex-professional triathlete & now Professor of Public Health, who has published hundreds of articles and several bestselling books. He is shaking up the world of nutrition with his evidence-based approach and for me, is the go to guy when discussing metabolic health. He’s also a mate of mine and author of a quite brilliant blog.Professor Grant Schofield runs the Human Potential Centre at Auckland University of Technology, where his research crosses disciplines such as psychology, biology, medicine, public health, and productivity management. The cornerstones are nutrition, exercise, sleep, neuroscience, psychology and wellbeing and we get into some of these things in this podcast. The main topics of discussion are:·      Raising free-range kids – straight off the bat·      Grant’s reflections on his ironman past and how it impacted his health: 11:07·      Metabolic benefits of low carb eating: 15:22·      The Good, the bad & the ugly of exercise 21:25·      Cardio, strength training, autophagy, telomeres and longevity 25:22·      Exercise, ice baths and saunas 32:26·      MAF – a shocking but evidence-based approach to aerobic training 34:00·      Why we all need to do resistance training: 44:02·      The nutrition wars: 46:43·      The guy who fasted for 382 days 52:20·      Grant’s dietary advice for metabolic health 54:30·      Nutrition, cholesterol & high blood pressure 57:00·      Fasting summary 1:00:22If you’re interested in finding out more about grant, go to profgrant.com to check out his blog and find links to his books, or click here for his amazon author page. Don’t forget to hit subscribe on the podcast to get notified of new releases and if you are enjoying the podcast, please leave us a review.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/23/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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Motivation lessons from serial killers for parents, teachers, coaches & leaders - with the legendary Professor Richard Ryan

Professor richard Ryan has been named as one of the most important Psychologists of the modern era, and for good reason. He is the co-founder of Self-Determination Theory (SDT), the world's most researched theory of motivation with huge relevance to anyone who is a parent, teacher, coach or leader - or anyone who wants to achieve their goals.In the session, we explore the relevance of SDT for everyday life across a number of different domains, and Richard reveals what we can learn from his fascinating profiling of serial killers. Strap yourselves in for a tour de force on motivation from a true leader in his field. For those who want more, you can explore SDT and the different sections for parents, teachers, caches and leaders at selfdeterminationtheory.org and you can purchase Richard and Ed Deci's comprehensive book on SDT here on amazon.You can also find Richard on LinkedIn and Twitter (@richardmryan3).If you enjoyed the podcast, kindly leave us a review and don't forget to hit subscribe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wisdom Wednesdays: The only diet you'll ever need - and why

This shorter midweek series has Paul do a deep dive on a particular topic to explore what the science really says and what the practical take-outs are for real people.This episode explores the world of nutrition, including the quirky similarities to religion, historical flaws in nutritional recommendations that have contributed to many diseases, the shady practices of the Food Industry and their destructive and inappropriate influence on nutritional recommendations and - most importantly - what you need to do to eat a healthy diet, whatever your preferred eating style.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/14/202037 minutes, 43 seconds
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The science behind meds, placebos & nutrients for the brain & mental health

My guest today is an absolute trailblazer who I believe will impact mental health treatments in a very dramatic way. She’s a Professor of clinical psychology who specialises in nutritional interventions for a wide range of mental disorders and today we discuss her research, as well as how the skulduggery of drug companies distorts medical research to deceive the general public in pretty shocking ways. My guest today is Professor Julia Rucklidge and this episode is not to be missed if you know anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bi-polar disorder and low mood.For those interested in finding out more about Julia and her work, click hereHer upcoming book is available now on kindle and soon on paperback here at amazonIf you'd like a discount code for the nutrients used in the clinical trials, go to mindbodybrain.com.au/podcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/9/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Living On Purpose

Paul does a deep dive into Japanese Psychology with Gregg Krech, Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, and a leading expert on Japanese Psychology. They discuss how Morita Therapy can be beneficial for overthinking, anxiety and depression, how Naikan reflections are so much more powerful than gratitude rituals and how a Kaizen approach can help you achieve your goals and become a better version of yourself.There's also a dive into living on purpose and how that can be a powerful approach to getting things done and achieving your goals.Find out more about Gregg at thirtythousanddays.org or if you would like some mindset coaching using Japanese Psychology in Australia, go to mindbodybrain.com.au/coachingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/2/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds