088: Interview With Matt Stone

088 Matt Stone

Episode 088: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I'm speaking with Matt Stone. Matt Stone is an independent health researcher and author of more than 10 books on various health-related topics. He launched an independent investigation into health in 2005, and has since been exploring a wide range of health fields - from general physiology and nutrition to areas as diverse and specific as psychoneuroendocrinology. His investigation has yielded many great, practical insights and simple tips on how regular people can make … [Read more...]

085: The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study

The ACE study

Episode 085: Welcome back to another instalment of Real Health Radio. This week we are looking at the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study. It uncovers how trauma as a child can impact on someone's health and behaviours in later life. And despite the study being nearly 20 years old, too few people know about considering its importance.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 3:35 Vincent Felitti and Kaiser Permanente 5:30 The drop out rates at the obesity clinic 6:05 The surprising discovery 10:45 How the CDC got involved and started the ACE … [Read more...]

084: Interview With Rachel W. Cole

Interview with Rachel W. Cole

Episode 084: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I'm speaking with Rachel W. Cole. Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and … [Read more...]

Using C.A.N To Improve Your Eating

Using C.A.N. to Improve Your Eating

This month I spent a couple of days doing nothing but going through research looking at how the environment affects our eating behaviour. It culminated in me releasing two podcasts on the topic (which you can listen to here and here). One of the big things I’m constantly trying to work on with clients is how to make eating healthful food easy and habitual. So rather than having to use willpower at every meal and remind themselves about the long term benefits of a higher fruit and vegetable intake, they set up the environment so that healthful choices happen automatically. A recurring … [Read more...]

Possibility, Probability and the Survivorship Bias

Possibility, Probability and the Survivorship Bias

I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss’ podcast. I haven’t read any of his books and I’m sceptical of some of the health advice I’ve heard him give, but he’s a skilled interviewer and has an eclectic mix of guests on his show. One of the ideas I’ve heard him reference a number of times is the survivorship bias. Survivorship bias is the logical error of focusing on the people or things that “survived” some process, but inadvertently overlooking those that did not, because of their lack of visibility. This can lead to overly optimistic beliefs because failures are ignored. Let me give a … [Read more...]

082: Interview with Mel Noakes

Interview With Mel Noakes

Episode 082: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I'm speaking with Mel Noakes, The Self Care Coach.  Mel specialises in working with women to balance their professional success with their personal health and happiness. She helps her clients slow down, embrace their uniqueness and respect their bodies so that they can thrive. She teaches women to find success and happiness on their terms and believes an extraordinary life starts with self care. She has shared the stage with Denise Lewis OBE, Victoria Pendleton and … [Read more...]

081: How The Environment Affects Food Choices

How Environment Affects Food Choices

Episode 081: Welcome to another instalment of Real Health Radio. In this episode we delve into how environmental factors like carton characters, cereal bowl sizes, Elmo stickers, or the colours on a plate can affect food choice and consumption. This episode is specifically looking at how this impacts on children (but there will be a part two that addresses this stuff in adults).  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 2:35 Food And Brand Lab at Cornell University 6:35 Advertising healthy food leads to increased consumption 8:30 The power of … [Read more...]