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  • 01:10:09

    #009 Defying The Odds With James Wells - International Karate Athlete and Two-Time Cancer Survivor

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    In this inspirational episode from Enduring Health, Dr Shan Hussain speaks with James Wells about his amazing life journey and the links between his approach to martial arts and dominating cancer.

    James Wells, international karate athlete and two-time cancer survivor has competed for major titles both domestically and overseas since he was a teenager, winning silverware at world level. Before his exploits in business or his successes as an athlete and fighter, James is proud most of all to call himself a survivor. 
    James describes how he defied the odds, regaining his physical prowess and representing his country again less than 18 months later. 

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Karate is a martial art that requires not just physical strength but

    also emotional and mental strength. The discipline required is huge and demands considerable mental fortitude.

     

    Karate is an individual sport, in a competition fight it’s just you and the man opposite you. There are a number of variables which need to be solved and this requires mental strength.

     

    There’s a lot to gain from winning, a lot to learn from defeat

    Being taught to review every  performance, look back, evaluate and rectify

    what you’ve done wrong and make sure it doesn’t happen again is vitally important. There is a stigma attached to failure and defeat and as a result we miss out on learning.

     

    You are influenced by the people that surround you. Character in a person is everything and you need people with strength of character around you when you are going through cancer.

     

    Support from family and friends is essential when fighting cancer and as an athlete support is vital to good performance. The best athletes have amazing support networks and family. Mental fortitude and having something to live for makes a huge difference family and friends provide the strength and make it possible to look forward.

     

    It’s important to set short term and long term goals. Write them down so they are there and can be ticked off clearly showing progress.

    People can forget how to grow and  don’t acknowledge the stimulus around them or take on board its role in their growth.

     

    Competing with cancer is a movement with the long term goal of implementing exercise structures  for cancer patients. It seeks to include exercise therapy as a treatment for every cancer patient.

     

    The processes that can be used to dominate cancer are essentially the same processes as those used by athletes and can be used by any one.

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    “What I did have was tremendous determination.”

     

    “I looked at it (cancer) as a challenge, a fight.”

     

    “I’d go again, I’d keep going and when I failed twice in a row I kept going and went again.”

     

    “Surrounded myself with the right sort of people.”

     

    “Mental fortitude and having something to live for makes a huge difference.”

     

    “I had the mental and emotion strength of  an athlete.”

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Primal Cure: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Primal-Cure-Avoid-Being-Statistic/dp/1999907132/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1544980820&sr=8-2&keywords=primal+cure

     

    Competing With Cancer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1h97Gz8JOI

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Enduring Health: Our mission is to empower our listeners to learn more about how to easily improve wellbeing, energy, vitality and performance.

     

    GUEST BIOGRAPHY

    James was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at the age of 21 and twice battled the disease, first in 2010 and again 2011. He spent a staggering 286 days in hospital in just 15 months as an inpatient and beat the illness when a stem-cell transplant from his younger sister saved his life. 

    After total body irradiation and 11 courses of chemotherapy, he was told he might never be fit to fight again due to the effects of intensive treatment. Seven years on, James is still competing for England, is an inspiring motivational speaker and is at the forefront of the Primal Cure movement: believing in the power of good exercise and a healthy diet to promote a healthy lifestyle.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    HOST – Enduring Health

     www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

     

    Dr Shan Hussain interviewer

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shan-hussain/?originalSubdomain=uk

     

    https://twitter.com/drshanhussain?lang=en

     

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/drshanhussain/

     

    https://www.amazon.com/Dr.-Shan-Hussain/e/B01NBYO8MJ

     

     

    INTERVIEWEE –James Wells

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-wells-2807/?originalSubdom

     

    Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/JamesWellsKarate/

     

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesCRWells/media?lang=en

     

    Website: www.jameswellsspeaking.com

     

    Follow The Primal Cure movement @theprimalcure and www.primalcure.com 



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  • 00:39:17

    #008 Food For Thought With John Joyce aka The Ice Cold Chef

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    Welcome back to another episode of Enduring Health with your host Dr Shan Hussain. In this episode, Shan talks with Ice Cold Chef John Joyce about his personal journey where he lost 3 stone in 6 months. Their conversation takes them from the origins of the Ice Cold Chef, to how his change in diet has dramatically helped Johns wife’s with her MS. John goes on to share some wonderful recipes which could help you too eat healthy over the Christmas period. Tune in now, to hear more.  

    Key Takeaways

    Where did Ice Cold Chef come from? Ten years ago my wife was diagnosed the MS, which meant that she no longer could cook. Because of this, my wife taught me to cook. I failed to make lasagne and we had a little argument so my wife then told me to get a cold beer out of the fridge. I then launched the twitter account and chose Ice Cold Chef as my handle. From those humble beginnings, that’s where the project came from.

    What Did You Learn From Your Wife? My wife's food was amazing so the standard of cooking I was used to was very high. I could only cook cheese on toast beforehand. I started with the slow cooker and then moving onto lasagne and soups. Over a few months in the Spring, my wife said that you were ok and could be left on my own. I felt like I had cracked it.

    What Are The Health Benefits of the Diet That You Are Cooking? Six months ago we were eating lots of bread, pasta, and other carbs. At that time I was diagnosed with prediabetes. Because of that, I needed to sort my diet out, to beat the diagnosis. That night I put a tweet out for recipes from some of my mentor chefs. From then I started on a low carb diet which has almost cured diabetes. It’s also really helped my wife's MS. For years we have had disturbed sleep every night, but with the low carb diet, we have had a good night’s sleep for over 200 continuous nights for the first time.

    Losing Three Stone In Weight In Six Months. Both my wife and I have lost 3 stone in six months by eating the low carb diet. We start each day with a smoothie and that keeps us going until lunch. At lunch we have leftovers. We have found that our plate sizes have shrunk dramatically and we don’t eat like we used to. The good fats we are eating mean we are fuller quicker.

    Which Symptoms Of Your Wifes MS Have Improved? The MS fatigue has reduced drastically, the night tremors have ended, the strength of her body core has now been improved. She can sit up now without the MS band which she has worn around her waist for years. Small things like she has movement in her right foot and the dry flaking skin has stopped. She is now the picture of health.

    What Is Your Advice In Approaching Christmas, Which Can Be An Unhealthy Time Of Year? It’s all about preparation, you have to prep ahead. You won’t be able to get to Christmas eve and get it all done then. I make my own chocolates using dark chocolate with almonds. I’m going to use celeriac instead of potato. Decide what you are going to eat beforehand and use a slow cooker to free up space in your oven.

    How Do You Make Green Cabbage Interesting? These simple steps can make your cabbage both healthy and really tasty.

    Remove the stalks.Pan over medium heat with extra virgin olive oil.Season this up with Basil, Oregano, and CorianderAdd garlic and butter five minutes before the end.Maybe add some bacon a the end.

    What Would You Say To A Cynic? I do sometimes get some brutal opinions on social media. My answer is always that nothing has helped as much ten years as changing our diet. It’s taken 27 years to get the medicine to make the MS relapsing and remit and it’s going to take another 27 years to cure it. We had nothing to lose at this point, the cards had been dealt. There is nothing that we have done in the ten years previous that has changed things so drastically than the diet change in the last 6 months

    Can You Share A Simple Recipe? As a replacement for bread which is something that a lot of people crave when they give it up. Wraps can be a really great healthy replacement.

    Whisk together almond flour and one egg with grated parmesanAdd Parsley, Basil and any other herb that you want to use.Add a teaspoon of flat-seed.Have your pan on medium heat and treat this like a pancake.Add some extra virgin oil.Add to the pan with some grated parmesan on topWhen there is air bubbles place the pan underneath the grillThen slide onto the plate when brown. You can make a batch together and place them in the freezer for a quick meal later.

    What Does the future hold? We have big plans for the website, bringing different experts on board such as a Mindfulness Coach, and other chefs. There will be lots more video content on the site to try and help others. Everything we do is trying to help others.

    Best Moments

    ‘I can cook anything now.’

    ‘I lost 3 stones in 6 months.’

    ‘My energy levels went through the roof.’

    ‘My wife’s MS fatigue has drastically reduced.’

    ‘Small changes in your diet can have huge improvements.’

    ‘Simple as eating real foods.’

    ‘Get your veg first on your plate, and make room for the other stuff.’

    ‘I don’t boil any vegetables, only use the pan.’

    ‘We use a positive mindset to have the ability to get off the hamsters wheel.’

    ‘Give people a little tip to change their lives for the better.’

    About the Host:

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    Contact Method

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website athttp://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

    About The Guest:

    John Joyce

    Around 10 years ago my wife Bev (MrsJ as she is known across social media) was diagnosed with secondary progressive MS. It soon became apparent I would have to learn to cook as the progressive MS condition was taking hold.

    I had never cooked before, Bev had always done it and was exceptional at it, as we enjoyed foods from all around the world. That's when my lessons started in the home, Bev teaching me at weekends as I prepared meals for the coming week.  

    One Saturday afternoon I was trying to make a lasagne, it just wasn't happening for me, looking back now I know I wanted to achieve it quicker but couldn't I didn't have the knowledge. Bev and I had a disagreement over how it should be cooked. A lager and glass of wine later, we finished the lasagne that night and enjoyed the meal.

    At this time, Twitter had just started and I had the idea of updating the food I was cooking, and keeping in touch with the outside world to share my new found passion for cooking.

    Within a couple of weeks, professional chefs had picked up my tweets along with other restaurant/supplier contacts and then the real mentoring started. Chefs sending me knowledge and pictures of food to try, always pushing me out from my comfort zone and into a new area of cooking.

    The end result, being a greater control of our lives and food choices. It wasn't long after that many carers started to contact me about my meals and asking for advice. That's when Ice Cold Chef was born, a passion for the Ketogenic diet and my desire to share my meals which are simple and achievable by all of us.

    Contact Method

    Website: https://www.icecoldchef.com

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  • 00:42:16

    #007 How To Lose 26 Pounds In Six Weeks - Carb Dodging with Dr. Dan Maggs

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    Welcome back to another episode of Enduring Health with your host Dr. Shan Hussain. In this week's episode Shan interviews TV doctor and founder of Carb Dodging, Dr. Dan Maggs. They talk through the journey of how Dan made small changes in his life and diet to drastically improve his health and wellbeing. The conversation takes them from Dan’s background to how he came to found Carb Dodging. Learn how you can help to improve your health and wellbeing with some simple lifestyle changes.

    Key Takeaways

    “Something changed when I went skiing. I saw a man spooning butter into his coffee.” Dan was always taught at medical school how saturated fats were really bad for us and spoke to this gentleman about his diet, but ended up learning about how weight loss is less about calories, and more about insulin.

    “Having A Low Carb-High Fat Diet really helped me.” After 6 weeks of this diet, Dan felt more energised and because it felt different to the other diets, he continued with it. He lost an incredible 23 kg in six months, and a total of 30kg to date.

    “Are doctors taught effectively about nutrition? There were certainly lectures around malnutrition but never to the same degree about good nutrition.” Dan highlights that doctors need to spend more time in prevention and less on firefighting illness. Nutrition is a great place to start.

    “We need a global change to dietary approaches.” There are serious forces against good nutrition in the case of big business and pharmacy who have billion dollar advertising budgets. But there seems to be a change in mindset and a creation of a movement at the moment. There are improvements that can be made, and with better diets we can stop certain medications including statins.

    Some people just need more help and education. Dan highlights how this can be difficult within his day to day job. So he started writing an internet course, and feels the internet will be a massive disrupter in this area through sharing of information.

    Dan is working with a recipe creator in developing nutritious meals that are all low in carbohydrates.

    Best Moments:

    ‘50% of what you learn in medical school changes by the time your graduate.’

    ‘I tried every almost diet going.’

    ‘Weight loss is less about calories and more about hormones.’ ‘Don’t fear the fat.’

    ‘The National Health Service is more like a national illness service.’ ‘I wish that we as doctors could be having that nutrition conversation with patients.’

    ‘Always keep things as simple as possible.’

    ‘Higher cholesterol in older patients may be positive according to some research.’

    ‘We have to rediscover our cooking skills again.’

    ‘We are in absolute control of what goes into the pan if we home cook.’

    About the Host:

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    Contact Method

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website at http://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

    About The Guest

    In this episode, I speak with Dr. Dan Maggs, general practitioner, television doctor and founder of Carb Dodging, helping people live longer, leaner, healthier lives.

    Dan struggled with his weight throughout his life and by the time he qualified as a GP in his early 30s, he was officially obese. Despite feeling embarrassed about this (“after all, who wants to take advice from an fat doctor!”) he had tried all the standard advice on weight loss without any lasting effect.

    A chance encounter in 2016 led Dan to look at weight loss in an entirely different way. Within 6 months he’d normalised his weight and changed his view of medicine as a whole. He now hopes to help others have the same life-changing transformation by sharing his knowledge via his YouTube channel and his website www.carbdodging.com.

    Dan describes his experience through medical school, explaining how the half-life of our medical knowledge is rapidly falling in light of so many advances in science and medicine. He talks about a simple approach that he took after learning more about insulin, carbohydrates and essential fatty acids that enabled him to release 26lbs (12kg) of excess weight in just six weeks.

    Whilst Dan is a qualified doctor, the information here is not a substitute for the medical advice of your general practitioner. Please regularly consult with your physician in matters relating to your health, particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or immediate medical attention.

    Due to the variance of individuals’ lifestyles and bodies, the methods elaborated on here are not guaranteed to produce your desired result; therefore, the podcast creators, host and guest do not assume any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by the choice to implement any of the described health strategies.

    All opinions are our own and not representative of any other institution, organisation or governing body.

    Contact Method

    Dan can be contacted through @drdanmaggs on all social media. Web Links:

    www.carbdoding.com

    www.youtube.com/drdanmaggs

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  • 00:43:16

    #006 Surviving Cancer With Mark Bryant

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    In today’s episode of the Enduring Health Podcast, our guest, Mark Bryant, the CEO of Energise Academy, lets us into his secret on how he beat cancer. Mark was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Since then, he decided he wants to take control of his health, not only for himself but also his family. And after seeing immense progress in his health ever since, he also wants to share how he did it to you.

    One of the takeaways from the discussion is to focus on a healthy natural approach regarding your diet and lifestyle. Of course, this isn’t a substitute for the medical advice for your doctor, but this is always an excellent add-on to your medications. You can improve your quality of life by choosing to stay away from toxins, eating natural foods, and exercising daily.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    His healing journey:Physical – eating healthy foods, removing toxins by cleansing, doing sensible exercise, having good restorative rest, hydrate, taking supplementsDr Shan believes that stress is one of the root causes of non-genetic diseases. It’s best that we learn how to manage and release stress when it comes. Having a healthy lifestyle can help.What tough decisions did Mark make?Choosing to make the holistic approach: changing his lifestyleWanting to stay with his doctor in the UK rather than get treatments in the USDon’t just stick into medical procedures, also explore what the natural approach can offer. There are limitations that medications can achieve. Having a positive mindset, healthy diet & lifestyle can significantly help.Mark started Energise Academy to accompany people in their different journeys, not necessarily through illnesses. People can also directly experience on healthy diet & lifestyle.

    BEST MOMENTS

    “We gotta mimic some of those communities that have got a high number of centenarians… It’s looking at how we can make almost the lifestyle choices they get naturally in their environment.”“When somebody believes they will get well, they will get well. Those people with a positive mindset tend to recover faster.”“Sometimes, NO is a complete sentence.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Energise AcademyThe Big Prescription: Balancing The Three Principles of Enduring Health by Dr Shan Hussain

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Back in 2015, Mark Bryant went from being a successful CEO to suddenly receiving a cancer diagnosis with an outlook of six months. At the age of 37, he embarked upon one of the most toxic cancer treatments humans are exposed to, a full intensity stem cell transplant involving high dose chemotherapy and full body radiotherapy.

    To support his recovery, he began a journey of education around natural health, exploring nutrition, fitness and stress control, and he began to realise how he had played a significant part in creating this cancer.

    Three years later, Mark is in remission and has also founded the Energise Academy to help share what he has learned on his journey in the hope that it will enrich the lives of others. His goal is to provide the guidance and support to over 1 million families within the next 3 years.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Dr Shan Hussain

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website at http://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/enduringhealth

    Mark Bryant

    Mark’s LinkedInEnergise Academy

     

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  • 01:36:17

    #005 Exploring Mother Nature's Diet With Karl Whitfield

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    You’ve bought every diet book, studied every ingredient of your food, and followed every step in the recipe, but nothing is happening – you’re not losing weight and still feeling weak.

    It’s time to learn about the 12 Core Principles of Mother Nature’s Diet in today’s episode of the Enduring Health Podcast. Dr Shan talks to Karl Whitfield, the CEO of Mother Nature’s Diet. Before Karl became satisfied with his healthy diet & lifestyle, he also was following what the ‘experts’ in the media are telling.

    So, what worked for him? It’s important to note that what works for him might not work for you. What he advises you to do is to learn about the 12 Core Principles, try them out, and stick with what works for you. As they, one size does not fit all! Alongside a healthy natural diet, a good lifestyle also is helpful. Stay away from vices, toxins, and other negativities. Do physical activities every day and learn to enjoy them.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Managing stress better is the key to maintain better health & well-being. When you’re stressed, your immune system goes into a state where it tries to fight everything.According to Karl, we are living in a tidal wave of auto-immune conditions. It can be attributed to our inner environment. Generally, we’re eating a diet higher in unnatural substances.The 12 Cores of Mother Nature’s Diet are not specific. Karl suggests to try them out and observe what works for you. One size does not fit all.Group 1: Taking out the things that aren’t serving you.Refined sugar is a mild poison. It contains anti-nutrient substances.Group 2: Consume natural foods.Group 3: Spend time outdoors and get a dose of sunshine.The healthcare & nutrition industry should agree on the things that people should eat and shouldn’t eat. The contradicting claims around the media are making the people confused. So, they resort to not caring at all most of the time.

    BEST MOMENTS

    “When I teach people about healthy living… I’m not the credentialed expert in that way; I’m the guy with the life experience that actually did it.”“It’s different for everyone depending on where there’s starting from, what their end goals are & that unique person’s makeup history genetic.”“You’ll die faster if you eat nothing but sugar than if you allow yourself to starve to death.”“Find something you do enjoy and enjoy doing it daily.”“Weight loss isn’t always a physical problem; sometimes, it’s an emotional problem.”“Stay away from your dementors… Avoid them, they’re not good for your energy.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    12 Core PrinciplesTo learn more about Karl’s story and incredible work, please visit mothernaturesdiet.com.To watch Robert Waldinger’s Ted Talk as referenced by Karl, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkKuTCFvzI.

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    “Take your health seriously, before something serious takes your health.”

    Mother Nature's Diet was started by Karl Whitfield in 2011, borne out of a combination of his passion for healthy living, his own personal health transformation and his frustration with the endless confusion and complexity that pervades the worlds of weight loss, health and well-being.

    Karl fought with excess weight for over 20 years, yo-yo dieting in and out of obesity for two decades. He smoked for 20 years, was a heavy drinker for 26 years and suffered nasal conditions and skin conditions that had him taking prescription medications for 17 years.

    Karl turned his poor health around, lost 101 pounds of fat (that's 46 kilos, or 7 stone 3), quit smoking and drinking, cleaned up his life, came off his medications, cured his own health problems and became passionately obsessed with all things health and nutrition. He got fit, ran a dozen marathons, became a qualified Personal Trainer and read over 840 books and research papers on all aspects of health, disease prevention, nutrition, ageing and longevity.

    In all that reading, it was Karl's frustration at the mass of seemingly-contradictory opinions on almost every aspect of health and fitness, that led him to develop the 12 Core Principles of Mother Nature's Diet.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Dr Shan Hussain

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website at http://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/enduringhealth

    Karl Whitfield

    Mother Nature’s DietKarl’s Twitter

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  • 00:53:13

    #004 How to Avoid Becoming a Sick Statistic - Discovering The Primal Cure with Steve Bennett

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    It’s better to understand everything about food first rather than follow what everyone else is telling you to eat.

    This episode of the Enduring Health Podcast features an interview with Steve Bennett, serial entrepreneur, author and founder of Primal Cure TV, the UK’s only televised health channel.

    Steve shares his personal journey from obesity to successfully losing over 40lbs in a few months after discovering a natural approach to health as documented in his new book “The Primal Cure”. He quickly developed a passionate interest and fascination around all matters relating to health after realising that much of the conventional advice we receive around health is inaccurate.

    Steve's describes how we can drastically reduce our chances of suffering from diabetes, heart disease and mental illness by adopting a simple holistic approach to health, wellbeing and happiness.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Steve believes he’s being cheated by the system. No matter how much he follows every way of losing fat – exercising, competing in sports, etc., he remained overweight.“Big companies have an obligation to their shareholders to make profit… Your obligation is to maximise profit regardless of health.”It’s diet, environment, and lifestyle that affects our health. Have a good diet. Avoid toxins as much as you can. Live as natural as you can. Do mindful breathing.It’s not true that it’s bad for your health that you skip meals or do fasting. When the body’s not eating, the body goes into a self-repairing state. Metabolism actually speeds up to make sure we eat the next day.If you’re planning to do any kind of fasting, make sure to consult your doctor.Primal Cure is about allowing the body to do what it’s designed to do. Treat your body like a car so to make the engine run smoothly, you have to put in the right kind of fuel.“The Primal Cure" will be published on 5th December 2018 and features an introduction from Sir Richard Branson, foreword by DrDavid Unwin and several endorsements by many practising doctors. To discover more about "The Primal Cure", please visit: https://bit.ly/2PK1uB4

    BEST MOMENTS

    “Eat what the body’s designed to eat, not what corporate organisations are trying to make you eat.”“25 minutes of walking every day can add 7 years to your life.”“We’re designed to miss meals. You’re designed to fast. How you choose how to fast should be around your lifestyle.”“Think about what’s your body is designed to run on.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Primal CurePrimal Cure: The secret to weight loss & a healthy long life that government, food & pharmaceutical corporations might not want us to know. By Steve BennettDouble The Goodness CampaignNational Health Service (NHS)

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Steve Bennett is the co-founder of Gems TV and the CEO of Primal Cure TV. Primal Cure is a natural approach towards healthy living just by looking at an individual’s diet and lifestyle. He is also the author of “The Primal Cure” which can help you attain a natural diet and lifestyle.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Dr Shan Hussain

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website at http://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/enduringhealth

    Steve Bennett

    Primal Cure

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  • 01:04:57

    #003 Overcoming Stress, Overwhelm And Burnout with Dr. Haidar Al-Hakim

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    When you’re in the healthcare sector, i.e. a doctor, you’re always on call and on shifting schedules with so many responsibilities. It becomes stressful. Unfortunately, no pill that can help you remove stress.

    In this episode of the Enduring Health Podcast, I speak with The Third Eye Doctor, also known as Dr. Haidar Al-Hakim. Haidar has been relieving doctors of burnout for almost one and a half years now.

    Haidar and I talk in a very candid manner about our own experiences of stress after working in healthcare for almost two decades each, and he describes several different approaches that people can quickly adapt to manage and avoid burnout. Remember that there’s a difference between releasing and escaping stress. Always choose to release stress whenever possible.

    While enjoyable, please note this conversation may involve the use of language that has the potential to offend. If you are of fragile disposition concerning the use of profanities, please skip over this episode.

    All opinions are our own and not representative of any other institution, organisation or governing body.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Haidar shares that despite all the trauma he experienced, the stress and challenges he faces as a doctor still surprises him sometimes.It’s vital that there is someone who can help you get you the rough times – someone who can listen to your stories and push you to keep going.You can be physically or psychologically burnt-out, but for Haidar, it was the spiritual burnout that’s difficult for him. His purpose and passion change in life.Introspection is important to check in with your energy levels. You know the roots and causes of everything that’s happening internally & externally.Exercise is a MUST. It’s not just to keep your body healthy and fit, but also to have clarity of mind. For Haidar, new ideas come whenever he’s, for example, on the treadmill. He gets so much inspiration after he does these kinds of physical activities.“Humility is a powerful way to reduce stress and burnout. And the humbler you are, the more successful you are.” – HaidarFrom a stressed-out senior registrar to the Third Eye Doctor. It wasn’t his purpose anymore to be in the field, then he got interested in being a life coach.

    BEST MOMENTS

    “We need to be self-aware. You need to be aware of your energy levels and aware of what the other person is doing to your energy levels. It does take a bit of practice of introspection.”“Quality sleep is actually going to bed happy.”“There’s no shame in apologising. What’s important is focusing on who you are and how you’re serving.”

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    Surgical Spirit Podcast iTunesPhysician On Fire by Dr Haidar Al-hakimBrendon Burchard

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr Haidar Al-Hakim is a practising ophthalmic surgeon who also provides coaching, mentorship, support and guidance for professionals experiencing stress-related health problems, overwhelm and burnout. He is the author of "Physician On Fire: How to Banish Burnout and Regain Control of Your Mind, Your Body, and Your Life in Just 30 Days” and he runs a successful practice in Knightsbridge, London.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Dr Shan Hussain

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website at http://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/enduringhealth

    Dr Haidar Al-Hakim

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  • 00:35:53

    #002 The Future of Health And Social Care with Gareth Presch

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    This episode features an interview with Gareth Presch, CEO and Founder of The World Health Innovation Summit. We discuss how taking a salutogenic approach to person-centred health really is the key to supporting wellbeing across individuals, organisations and communities.

    Gareth describes his story about how a single Tweet in 2014 led to a global movement today with the support of the United Nations to:

    Help grow our economies (globally, nationally and locally)Take pressures off our health and social services (staff and resources)Create healthier and happier populations (improve people’s health and wellbeing)Restore the balance to the environmentCreate equal and safe opportunitiesSupport the most vulnerable people in our society

    Aside from all these, discover also what’s the future for the World Health Innovation Summit. Gareth is excited to share their future plans to do more and reach more people.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    What is the salutogenic approach? “Salutogenesis is Aaron Antonovsky’s health tier goals. In contrast to pathogenic, we look for wellness factors instead of risk.”It started with a tweet. It was already 3 years ago when he tweeted and invited people if they would be interested in coming to Carlisle, Cumbria o share knowledge. He got a surprising response from the community.World Health Innovation System (WHIS) is broken down into 5 areas: kids, workplace, elderly, technology, and environmental.What do kids learn about health and wellness? Kids learn about looking after themselves and managing their emotions. There are so many programs that hone the physical health of kids, but this time, WHIS wanna concentrate on teaching kids be in touch & take care of their emotional side.WHIS has become an international global movement which grew through social media. He prides on their business plan which helps them develop as an organisation. Also, 20% of their revenue is reinvested in the community directly.What’s the future for WHIS? Gareth envisions them to be a global platform for health and social care. He wants WHIS to be worldwide-known in the next 5 years and continuously help people.

    BEST MOMENTS

    “Work with people that work well with you. Understand the concepts to join & help others in a collaborative way… The further you collaborate, the further you go.”“The whole idea is to create new opportunities, generate income streams, and reinvest those income streams back to the community.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS)17 Sustainable Development GoalsWorld Economic ForumNational Health Service (NHS)

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Gareth Presch is a social entrepreneur who believes in sharing knowledge. He is the CEO and Founder of The World Health Innovation Summit (#WHIS) which aims to inspire, innovate, and share knowledge to improve healthcare while stimulating vibrant communities. He has experience working in public, private, and voluntary healthcare settings in the NHS and abroad. He is also the former Chief Officer of the National Haemophilia Council, a statutory body in Ireland.

    He was the winner of the Carlisle Living Innovation award (2016), Special Recognition Award Zenith Global Healthcare (2016), and is the Leadership Fellow St. George’s House, Windsor Castle (UK).

    CONTACT METHOD

    Dr Shan Hussain

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website at http://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/enduringhealth

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  • 00:46:06

    #001 Introduction to The Three Principles Of Enduring Health

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    It’s essential you create yourself a stress-free environment. Why so?

    In the first-ever episode of the Enduring Health Podcast, learn from Dr Shan Hussain about the importance of social health alongside the physical and mental health of each. He also shares how his book, “The Big Prescription”, can help you have excellent overall health.

    Learn the three simple principles that can help us to improve physical, mental and social health. We look at lifestyle factors from diet and exercise to mindfulness and environmental interactions, and how these can all potentially show up in our overall health and wellbeing. Our social environment is also what shapes who we are, especially our attitudes, behaviours, and beliefs.

    The content is from an interview held by Steve Bennett, CEO of Primal Cure TV, and you can watch the full interview on our website www.thehealthstudio.net.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    The three areas that need to look for in our health are physical, mental, and social – basically your body, mind, and environment. If there’s an imbalance in one of the areas, our health can decline. We can prevent chronic diseases if we consider improving our environmental conditions.Stress is NOT the problem; the problem is how we handle it. Switch to a healthier diet and lifestyle. Exercise and surround yourself with supportive people. Do mindful activities like meditation, cooking, reading, etc.How do you avoid stress-free workplaces? You, yourself, should be conscious & responsible for how you respond or communicate with your co-workers. People easily detect the vibration of someone who’s continuously stressed or emotionally overwhelmed.According to a Harvard Medical School Study conducted in 2013, 96% of senior leaders report burnout.Dr Hussain recommends 7-9 hours of sleep. Having too little and too much sleep is bad for your health. He also suggests that you have a cut-off time on technology from 8 pm onwards.

    BEST MOMENTS

    “Only in maybe the last decade or two that mental health has really started to get the attention it deserves, and I think social health will be the one that people will start to talk about and really recognize how and who we’re interacting within our environment and how that shows up in our overall health and well-being.”“Stress is associated with so many chronic conditions.”“Great healthcare doesn’t start with doctors and nurses. It starts with the US and how we’re looking after ourselves.”“Just taking a walk out in nature getting in the environment and just being present and mindful in that situation… That’s really the emphasis that I would want to give.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Big Prescription: Balancing The Three Principles of Enduring Health by Dr Shan HussainWorld Health Organization (WHO)National Health Service (NHS) Primal Cure

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit.

    As Founder of The Health Studio and a medical doctor of 18 years, he has a special interest in health promotion and disease prevention. He works with individuals and organisations to help naturally improve health in a sustainable, holistic manner.

    Dr Hussain has developed several coaching and mentorship programmes designed to help reverse the symptoms of many stress-related health problems.

    His best-selling book, 'The Big Prescription' serves as a guide for readers to learn about evidence-based holistic health practices that create the foundation of his work.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Connect with Dr Shan Hussain through his website at http://www.thehealthstudio.net.If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/enduringhealth

    Support the show.