107: Interview with Dr. Kathryn Clancy

Episode 107: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. We have another guest interview and this week I'm sitting down with Dr. Kathryn Clancy. She is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, but a lot of the research that she does now looks at women’s experiences working in science and academia more broadly. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 4:30: Kate's training and background 9:40: The problem Kate has with the field of anthropology 12:00: Differences in reproductive health between the US and Poland 19:00: How periods and … [Read more...]

102: How Your Thinking Affects Your Health

Episode 102: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. This week we're looking at how thinking can affect health. We discuss  cognitive dietary restraint (aka dieting) and negative body image, and see if they can impact our physical health as a whole. We review several studies that have been done in this area and we chat about the importance of changing our mindsets around this issue. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 5:00: Background on cognitive dietary restraint 9:40: Physical restriction vs. mental restriction 13:30: The research backing this … [Read more...]

100: My Story

Episode 100: I can't believe it, but we have hit episode 100! As part of this show I decided to answer questions that listeners have about me and my life. I cover my early life in Sydney and moving to the UK, struggling with insecurities in my teenage years and 20s, my thoughts on religion and psychedelics, my eating habits and relationship with food, my ways for coping with stress and lots more. This is by far the most open I've been about me and my life, so I hope you enjoy it.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 3:20 Want to work with me? 5:55 Growing … [Read more...]

099: My New Health App Called Tummy

Episode 099: It's another instalment of Real Health Radio and on this week's show I'm talking about my new health app called Tummy. I cover how the app came to be and why it’s different to what else is out there. I explain everything it does and why it can be so helpful. I go through where we’d like to take it and what the vision Tummy is. And I also going to give you a chance to try it out for free for a limited time. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 4:00 My early days of practicing nutrition 6:40 Starting to use a food log with clients 11:55 How I met … [Read more...]

098: Food Prep, Organisation and Snack Ideas

Episode 098: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. On this week's show we're looking at how you can be more organised and prepare healthy snacks and meals, even when time is limited. We look at what constitutes healthy food, meal timing and frequency. We chat about how habits and environmental factors can impact on what you eat. And I provide suggestions on shopping, batching cooking, quick meal ideas, snack suggestions, and much more.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:00 What would you like to know about me? 6:45 What is healthy food? 13:30 The role … [Read more...]

Leaky Gut

If you’ve spent any length of time reading about health and nutrition, you’ve probably come across the idea of “leaky gut”. But while you may have heard the term before, what does it really mean? It’s an issue that is linked to the small intestine. The small intestine is where the majority of your food is digested and absorbed. The stomach starts the process of digestion, but the small intestine completes this work. Then anything that can’t be digested is passed onto the colon (also known as the large intestine) to either be used as food for the bacteria that resides there or to be … [Read more...]

097: Interview With Brian St. Pierre

Episode 097: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. On this week's show I'm sitting down with another guest and it's Brian St. Pierre. Brian is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Precision Nutrition, working with a host of fitness professionals and professional sports teams including the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Browns, and more.  Prior to his work with Precision Nutrition, Brian worked for three years at Cressey Sports Performance as the head Sports Nutritionist and as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, working with hundreds of athletes and recreational exercisers of all types. … [Read more...]