101: Interview With Miriam Greaves

Miriam Greaves

Episode 101: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode and this week I sat down with Miriam Greaves. Miriam is a hypnobirthing teacher and mother of two.  After working for years in the theatre industry in London and New York, she became passionate about every woman having a positive birth experience after her own positive birth. Miriam trained with KG Hypnobirthing, and now works with parents to build their confidence and give them the tools to not only make a difference to their experience of birth but to give their baby the best possible start in … [Read more...]

How Objective Is Nutritional Science?

how objective is nutritional science

Lately I’ve been listening to lots of podcasts about biases within human nature. Podcasts like You Are Not So Smart and Hidden Brain that expose flaws in our ability to be objective as human beings. And it got me thinking about science, particularly nutritional science. Science is held up as this gold standard of objectivity and people consider the “scientific method” to be empirical and measurable. But how true is this in reality? You read people like Michael Gerber and Dean Ornish, who claim to be objective and just follow the science. And based on this science, they promote a … [Read more...]

100: My Story

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...]

Being Evidence-Based

Being Evidence-Based

The field of health and nutrition is filled with buzzwords. Some of them, like diets, come and go; while others are more eternal. One buzzword I’ve seen a lot of over the last couple of years is “evidence-based” or “science-based”. It’s something that many practitioners claim to be. The basic idea this term is meant to convey is that this practitioner does their research and looks into the science before making any claims. Or that when making a statement, they can back it up with some study or collection of studies. It’s meant to distance themselves from the “wellness” crowd, who make … [Read more...]

099: My New Health App Called Tummy

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

Food Prep, Organisation and Snack Suggestions

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

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...]