108: Interview With Jennifer Rollin

Episode 108: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. We have another guest interview and this week I'm sitting down with Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C. Jennifer is a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, eating disorder and body image specialist, and expert writer and speaker. She is passionate about helping people to find freedom from eating disorders and body-hatred, and to discover self-compassion. Jennifer has completed certificates in CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She is a member of The Junior Board of … [Read more...]

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...]

106: Life Update Volume 1

Episode 106: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. This week I return after a 3 month hiatus with a shorter episode than usual and I'm giving an update on my life. I'm sharing what I've been up to, what it's been like having a newborn, and announcing some upcoming changes to Real Health Radio.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 2:00: Upcoming changes to Real Health Radio 4:10: Life update from the last few months 8:45: My feelings on being a dad 11:00: The thing that made having a newborn easier 12:00: Our move 16:00: How I feel about getting … [Read more...]

105: Interview With Laura Dennison

Episode 105: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. We have another guest interview and this week I'm sitting down with Laura Dennison. Laura is a freelance journalist, illustrator and writer with a strong love of junk food. When she isn't writing for Not Plant Based or trying to cook in the kitchen, she is working on her first novel or possibly having a nap. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 3:00: A bit about Laura's background 5:45: The culture of food in Laura's home growing up + how her eating disorder started 13:45: The connection between anxiety … [Read more...]

104: Interview With Kate Solovieva

Episode 104: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. On this week's show, I'm sitting down with another guest and it's Kate Solovieva. Kate Solovieva (aka “SOLO”) is a former psychology professor, and currently a Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certified Coach, and one of the coaches on the Precision Nutrition full time team, specializing in CrossFit and obstacle racing. She has coached hundreds of women through the project of transforming their bodies, minds, and lives.   She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology, focusing on health, resilience and stress management, as well as … [Read more...]

103: Interview With Eve Simmons

Episode 103: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. This week we've got another interview episode where I'm sitting down with Eve Simmons. Eve is a writer, journalist and one half of Not Plant Based. After recovering from anorexia, the 26-year old has dedicated much of her time to exposing dietary fads and health myths, which effect those vulnerable to eating disorders. She also endeavours to encourage others to follow her lead and fall back in love with all food. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 5:30: Eve's background 8:00: Eve's childhood + … [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...]