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  • The Carnivore Diet with Dr. Shawn Baker MD

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    Shan talks to Dr Shawn Baker, a doctor, athlete, father, and proponent of a carnivorous lifestyle. Dr Baker is a world-class athlete, with several titles of Championships and National Records to his name. He has managed to break three world records after turning to a full carnivore diet. He talks about this diet in detail, about its nutrition and health benefits. He talks about the sleep benefits he has received from the diet and an overall feeling of well-being. His upcoming book contains in-depth information about adapting and living a Carnivore diet lifestyle.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    A conventional doctor who has done a lot of work in Orthopaedics talks about his work beyond that. I trained as an Orthopaedic surgeon in the United States. I definitely was a conventionally trained allopathic doctor, MD. I did that for a number of years, quite enjoyed that, and had some interesting experiences. I practiced military surgery, spent a lot of time doing war trauma in places like Afghanistan. I have been a nuclear weapons officer, and an athlete for most of my life. I was World Champion in Highland Games for the Masters Class, All American Masters Athlete Track and Fuel Athlete, I was National Record Holder and Powerlifter. So I have had a different background than a lot of people. In my 40s my health started to go not in the way I wanted it to with regards to putting on weight, blood pressure, metabolism and so forth. Despite the fact that I was still training intensely, being in athletics I started running in issues with health, nutrition, lifestyle and that's what has brought me to where I am today, nearly a decade later. 

    Journey around nutrition. You learn about vitamin nutrient deficiencies, you learn the basics about macronutrients, amino acids and essential fats. In medical school, you don't really get much as far as how nutrition potentially has a role in mitigating, treating or even potentially curing certain diseases. You are told people eat junk food, they eat too much, you're lazy, no exercise. That's the kind of background information you take away from medical school. As I came to find out with myself that nutrition has a much greater role in not just maintaining some healthy body weight but in every single disease process we deal with. In even acute diseases, nutrition plays a role in healing surgical patients. Nutrition plays a tremendous role with chronic diseases, and even some genetic disorders seem to respond to nutrition. 

    Nutrition led to carnivorism. That was being objective about what was going on with my personal health. It was experimenting to see what actually works for me and be open enough to explore what things are out there and what things I can try. It was not like one day I decided I'm gonna eat a bunch of meat. This is an evolutionary process. It took 7, 8 years. I was never happy with a low-fat diet, I was hungry constantly, never satisfied with the food. Therefore I thought this is not sustainable for the long term. With my desire to compete athletically I started to look into the potential benefits of animal source nutrition. I started looking into how the weightlifters and bodybuilders had done it. I came across a community of people who were doing a carnivore style diet. They have been doing it for close to two decades. They were seemingly doing extremely well in exhibiting vitamin health and had no medical issues. I thought I would try it for a short period of time, for a couple of days a steak and eggs diet. In late, 2016 I thought I would do it for 30 days. I went back to my standard diet after 30 days and after a day or two, and I did not feel as good. I felt fatigued, I felt pains started to come back. So I went back to the meat-based diet. For me, it is 98% meat, some eggs, a little bit of dairy, seafood. It's been almost 3 years now since I switched to a carnivore diet, and my athletic performance went up. I could see an 8 to 10% increase in power output. Without any changes in training, I was able to set three world records shortly after I turned 50 years of age as a full carnivore. 

    30 days of an all-out carnivore for the first time. My blood pressure was normal, I just had a mild headache for about a week to 10 days. My digestion was wonderful, no problem with bowel movements. It was a very pleasant experience, great energy. I saw the mild aches and pains I had to go away. 

    How is your sleep in the carnivore diet? I fall asleep usually within 10 minutes. 90% of the time I sleep straight through without interruption for about 6 to 7 hours. I generally always wake up before the sun comes up. I wake up naturally and do not usually require an alarm clock. As a part of the community, I have realised that your sleep quality improves and your sleep volume drops by about 10 to 15%. 

    The Carnivore diet is deficient in carbohydrates and essential vitamins like Vitamin C, how do we make up for that? When I wanted to do this I was curious about this as well. You will see a number of potential deficiencies around this diet. There is no role of fibre in this diet. With Vitamin C we know there are some transporters across different cell membranes. In a higher glucose environment, Vitamin C is competitively inhibited and therefore we see less absorption of Vitamin C. We also see that interestingly human red blood cells do have the capacity to actually recycle Vitamin C which is something that not many people are aware of. One of the major function of Vitamin C is that it is an antioxidant. In low carbohydrate states our antioxidants systems particularly things like glutathione are regulated. We may obviate some of the need of antioxidants of the Vitamin C by regulating around systems in a low carb diet. Also, Vitamin C is very important in the function of carnitine which is part of the fat cycle. When we are ingesting carnitine we have actual transporters in the gut which can take up full carnosine. It is a misconception that we can only take amino acids, a number of di and tripeptide transporters that are contained within our gut. The other function of Vitamin C is when we don't have sufficient Vitamin C relative to our needs, we start to develop symptoms of scurvy, bleeding gum problems, teeth falling out, sores and cuts won't heal. This is all due to the collagen synthesis. If we look at Vitamin C's role in collagen synthesis, it helps to take proline and lysine, hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine. In meat-based diet, we are getting that in ample amount. Even a steak has 3% of its content as collagen. There are all kinds of compensatory mechanisms. 

    Quality of meat. If you are trying to make a diet of salami and spam, you are going to fail. You need to have fresh primal cut meat or maybe ground beef. 

    Vegan movement supposedly saving the planet. As a cynic, I see this plant-based movement has been co-opted by these processed food companies. They are trying to greenwash or health wash their products because they contain plants in them, but really they are these cheap ingredients that are highly profitable.

    A typical day in Shawn Baker's life. I eat a fully carnivorous diet. I am 6 foot 5 inches and about 240 to 250 pounds. I am putting away a close to about 4 pounds of food a day. I take two meals a day. If I want to lose weight I will eat a little less and if I want to put on weight I will eat a little more. Usually, it is breakfast and an early dinner. 95% of my food comes from red meat, typically I eat steaks and burgers. I would eat eggs a couple of times, I might eat seafood a couple of times, I have a little bit of dairy here and there although for me if I eat too much dairy it turns negative. I try to limit that. The nice thing is I do not have cravings to eat other kinds of food. 

    New book by Shawn Baker - 'The Carnivore Diet.' It's going to be a lot of peoples' first exposure to carnivorism. I talk about my background, and then we go into the theoretical stuff, the evolutionary, historical stuff, and the science behind it. We talk about some of the success stories, and then how to implement a diet. I do talk about the general philosophy and some of the psychology that goes behind it. 

    Absolute favourite meat dish of Shawn Baker. I am pretty partial to rib eye. I think the reason for that is if we look at human evolution, humans went through this evolutionary process and somewhere around the period of homo erectus they became very good hunters and they became very good at killing things like mammoth, elephants and so on. That was their food of choice. Those animals had a lot of fat and that fat led to human brain development. That is why that appeals to us. Humans got very good at killing those animals and once our easy source of energy went away, now we have to compensate that with cuts of meat like cows.

     

    Best Moments 

    "Nutrition has a much greater role in not just maintaining some healthy body weight but in every single disease process we deal with."

    "Nutrition plays a tremendous role with chronic diseases."

    "I was never happy with a low-fat diet, I was hungry constantly, never satisfied with the food."

    "Without any changes in training, I was able to set three world records, shortly after I turned 50 years of age as a full carnivore."

    "They are trying to greenwash or health wash their products because they contain plants in them, but really they are these cheap ingredients that are highly profitable. "

    "If you are trying to make a diet of salami and spam, you are going to fail."

    "Your sleep quality improves and your sleep volume drops by about 10 to 15%."

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Learn more about the Carnivore Training System
    Order ‘The Carnivore Diet’ by Shawn Baker, MD
    Follow Dr. Shawn Baker on Twitter

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST
    Shawn Baker 

    Shawn Baker is a doctor, athlete, father, and proponent of a carnivorous lifestyle. 

    Notable achievements:

    - Bachelor Of Arts University Of Texas At Austin - Biology 1989

    - Doctor Of Medicine Texas Tech Health Science University - 2001 (Graduated With Honours)

    - Completed 5 Year Orthopaedic Surgical Residency - University Of Texas 2006 

    - Chief Of Orthopaedics Kirtland Air Force Base

    - Chief Of Orthopaedics Luke Air Force Base

    - Chief Of Orthopaedic Trauma - Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan 2007 - 600 Surgeries

    - Lead Surgeon Of 12 Provider Orthopaedic Surgical Group Private Practice Until 2016 

    - Nuclear Weapons Launch Officer USAF X 5 Years

    - Distinguished Graduate US Air Force Officer Training School

    - Nuclear Weapons Combat Commander Of The Year 90 Operation Group 1996

    - Luke Air Force Base Air Force Athlete Of The Year 2010 

    - Semi-Professional Rugby, Cambridge New Zealand (played In Waikato Premiere League And Faced Off Against Several New Zealand All Blacks)

    - Selected All US Air Force And Combined Military Services Rugby Squads

    - All Western USA Rugby Select Side

    - Texas Rugby Select Side 

    - 1st Place Texas Strongest Man (300lb Class 2004)

    - 5th Place USA Strongest Man Contest (North American Strongman Society) (300lb Class) 

    - American Record Deadlift 772lbs (350kg) Natural Association Of Strength Athletes (pure Division - Lifetime Drug-Free Class) 2000

    - Sub-master World Record Deadlift 738lbs World Association Of Benchpress AndDeadlift

    - Masters American Record Deadlift (40+ Category) 711lb USA Powerlifting 2007 

    - Highland Games US Invitational Masters National Champion 2009

    - Highland Games Masters World Champion 2010 

    - USA Track And Field Masters All American Status Discus, Weight Throw, Superweight Throw 2009 

    - Set Concept 2 Indoor Rowing World Records For 1min (40+) 100m (50+),1 Min (50+), 500m

    All Of This Accomplished As A Life Time Drug-Free Athlete

    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.

    HOST 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 www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

     

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  • The Real Food Movement with Sam Feltham

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    Shan interviews Sam Feltham, founder and director of the Public Health Collaboration, a registered charity based in the UK since 2016. Sam talks about his journey from starting out as a fitness trainer, to his endeavours that led to creating the Public Health Collaboration. He also shares three of his experiences with different food types and how each of them demonstrated interesting and insightful results.

     

    Self-experiments on diets, nutrition and exercise. In 2013, I was trying to think of a way on how to help people connect the dots of how a body expresses different foods. I decided to do some self-experiments to overeat twice as much as I usually would. I did it on three different diets, I did it for three weeks and I would have three months in between to biochemically reset.

     

    First experiment was low carb real food diet. I ate almost 6,000 calories a day. Over those three weeks, after the protein thermogenic effect of food, loss of calories from fibre, and also any exercise I did, I ended up in a 47,000 calorie surplus. According to the calorie formula, I should have put on 6.1 kgs. But by the end, I had actually put on only 1.3 kgs. I lost 3 cms from my waist. That was an incredible and interesting finding. What is more interesting is the follow-up experiment. 

    Low-fat fake food diet. Three months after I biochemically reset I decided to do low-fat fake food. My calculator said it will be the same number of calories. I ended up in the same calorie surplus of 47,000 calories. I should have put on 6.1 kgs according to the calorie formula but in reality, I put on 7.1 kgs. I actually put on 9.3 cms around my waist. That was rather disconcerting. Those were two very interesting examples that you can have the same calorie surplus but two very different results depending on the type of food you eat.

    Very low-fat vegan diet. On that one, because I was eating 175 grams of fibre per day, I ended up with 40,000 calorie surplus. 7,000 calories less than my previous two experiments. According to the calorie formula, I should have put on 5.2 kgs but I ended up putting on 4.7 kgs. I put on 7.75 cms around my waist. The experiments were a powerful demonstration of the quality and types of food you eat can effect the body a lot more than the quantity.

     

    Real Food Rocks. “This event will be running up in the Lake district on Saturday, the 20th of July. That will be organised by Dr. Jen Unwin. She is one of our scientific advisory board members. She's a clinical psychologist but newly retired. She offered to put this festival together. She has done an outstanding job. It is a family-friendly day that focuses on real food, real music and real fun. So if people want to check that out you can buy tickets on the website www.realfoodrocks.co.uk 

    Adult tickets are £10, child tickets are £5, and children that are five and under go for free.”

     Real Food Day on the 19th of June, Wednesday. “It is an awareness day that is dedicated to highlighting the power of real food. I mean, really trying to demonstrate to the public that real food lifestyles have a huge impact on our daily lives. If you are living with diseases and conditions like Type II Diabetes, Obesity and conditions like that, it is possible to reverse those through a real food lifestyle. On the website, we have got lots of examples of real food stories of people.”

    Future of Public Health Collaboration. “One of our focuses at the moment is our Ambassadors Programme. That is a network of volunteers/representatives of PHC at the local level. Now we have about 150 ambassadors across the country. They have all gone through an interview process and training. They try to inform local health care professionals about the PHC, what we are trying to achieve, why we are doing it, how we can help them. One of the main ways we are trying to help them is by helping set up free public monthly meetings for the patients to attend. So that they can find out all the information about real food lifestyles and then implement it in conjunction with the health care professionals in the NHS. Down the line, we would have hopefully reversed the obesity and Type II Diabetes epidemics. In this country that is really the bottom line of it all, and it would massively reduce the amount of money we are spending on drugs for these conditions. It is a long road ahead but we are starting to make a headway.”

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    "We have been trying to inform and implement healthier decisions for better public health."

    "On the whole there is a big shift to strength training as well as the focus on nutrition."

    "Anybody who is a fitness trainer knows that essentially the six pack is made in the kitchen."

    "The old saying that you can't out exercise a bad diet is certainly ringing true."

    "It is a powerful demonstration on the fact that food quality and the types of foods that we eat can affect our body a lot more than the quantity."

    "A real food lifestyle can help to treat and reverse conditions like Type II Diabetes and Obesity.”

     

    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.

     

    HOST 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 www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Sam Feltham is the founder and director of the Public Health Collaboration, a registered charity based in the UK since 2016.

    Sam has been in the health and fitness industry for over a decade after studying at the European Institute of Fitness and qualifying as a Master Personal Trainer. During 5 years of running a fitness boot camp business, Sam noticed an increasing number of doctors coming out to support real food and smart exercise to treat and prevent diseases and conditions, instead of just prescribing drugs and pushing fake food. 

    He decided to move away from that business in order to fully focus on improving public health by setting up and directing the Public Health Collaboration, a singular organisation to help inform the public and empower the medical community on the science and solutions of health.

     

    RESOURCES

    Purchase “Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It” by Gary Taubes
    Learn more about Real Food Rocks
    Learn more about Real Food Day
    Learn more about The Public Health Collaboration
    Follow Sam Feltham on Twitter

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  • Real Food Nutrition And Weight Loss With Dr. Zoë Harcombe

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    ‘The only way to lose weight is to work with your body not against it, to provide it with the macronutrients it needs’

    Dr. Shan is in conversation with Dr. Zoë Harcombe who provides a fascinating insight into the research and trials that have shaped policy and the evidence for the key advice to eat real food and choose foods that provide the nutrients we need.

    This episode explains the importance of macronutrients and the groups of nutrients that are vital for us to stay healthy and fit.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    • The only way to lose weight is to work with your body not against it.

    • Somewhere along the line, we misapplied the laws of thermodynamics to the body.

    • There is not a single law that states that energy in equals energy out.

    • Carbohydrates are good for energy, but not for much else.

    • You do not need any more carbohydrate than you require for energy in a day. This varies for individuals but can be as little as 500 calories a day.

    • The body can make carbohydrate if needed, through a process called gluconeogenesis.

    • Focusing on eating real food and choosing real food for the nutrients it provides will get most people to where they need to be.

    • It's not easy, but food diaries are the best way to work out what you can and can not eat.

    • The impact we can have with diet is even more dramatic than what we can achieve with medication.

    • Fibre may be a marker of health but is not a maker of health, there is a really big difference.

    • There are many things that make for fantastic gut flora and none of them has anything to do with fibre.

    • Gut Flora - If you want a fantastic gut flora – choose super healthy parents, be born naturally, be breastfed for as long as possible, have no antibiotics in childhood, eat good food healthy food and avoid junk food.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Focusing on eating better and living your life doing as you please’

    ‘Why are we drawn to carbohydrates, and in particular the combination of carbohydrates and fat which does not appear in nature except in nuts?’

    ‘It was piecing all the bits together to understand what could be eaten and the combination’

    ‘I can spot a carb addict in the street, the puffy face, the water retention the almost closed eyes’

    ‘We are being told that the stuff that we can’t digest is what’s making us healthy’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Enduring Health Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr. Zoë Harcombe

     

    Dr. Zoë Harcombe is a researcher, author, blogger and public speaker in the field of diet and health. Her particular areas of interest and expertise are public health dietary guidelines (especially dietary fat), nutrition and obesity.  

    Zoë graduated from Cambridge University with a BA and MA in economics and mathematics. In 2016, she was awarded a Ph.D. in public health nutrition after struggling to find anything that was being taught in 'conventional' nutritional worlds that was true or evidence-based. Her thesis was entitled was “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of dietary fat recommendations in 1977 and 1983: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The full document is available on her website www.zoeharcombe.com

    She has authored several books including:

    • The Harcombe DIet

    • The Diet Fix

    • The Real Food Cookbook

    • The Obesity Epidemic

    • An Apple A Day Won’t Keep The Doctor Away

    • Diet And Health Today

    Zoë's personal values are health, relationships, personal development, mutuality and integrity. The order of the first two has not changed in 20 years. Her personal goal is two-fold and complementary - to do whatever can be done to reverse the horrific, man-made, obesity epidemic and to make a difference in the lives of others.

    Zoë's dietary advice can be summed up as follows:

    • Eat real food

    • Eat a maximum of three times a day

    • Manage carbohydrate intake

    Follow Dr. Zoë Harcombe on Twitter

    Website and contact information

     

     

     

     

    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 https://thehealthstudio.net/

    ·       If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

    Support the show.

  • Exposing The Dark Side Of Medical Science With Dr. Aseem Malhotra

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    “Honest doctors can no longer practice honest medicine. There is an epidemic of misinformation rooted in biased research that is funded for profit rather than patient benefit.”

    In this episode, Shan is in conversation with Dr. Aseem Malhotra who is successfully leading the campaign against excess sugar and overprescribing in our society. They discuss Dr. Aseem’s journey and passion as a cardiologist, change activist and public health advocate.  

    This informative and inspiring episode highlights the change we need and how making injustice visible is making the difference. 

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    I am proud to have trained and work in a system that has the ethical care of the patient at its heart. The NHS is based upon the founding principles that it is available for everybody and free at the point of delivery.We treat patients according to clinical need not ability to pay which I believe makes us better clinicians.Since I have qualified I have seen an increase in chronic diseases and the workload and stress on doctors has increased.The question we must ask – is food education effective when the food environment is working against you?I mend hearts, then I see our hospitals serve junk food to our patients.If you want to change things you have to make the injustice visible, and that is at the heart of what I do.The roots of the health care crisis are poor diet and lifestyle driving many chronic illnesses along with over medication.There has been an increase in commercial interest in medicine.There is a lack of transparency in the system, including the ways in which data is translated and interpreted for discussion with patients.It is imperative that we are transparent with patients, not only because it is ethical, but also so that it does not distract from other things they can be doing to increase longevity and improve quality of life.Dietary changes are not just about increasing longevity. There are rapid short-term gains in health, and it is not until we make the changes that we realise how different life can be.The Pioppi diet and lifestyle plan is a result of studying the lifestyle of people living in the Mediterranean village of Pioppi.We reviewed the lifestyles of the people in the village recognising it was relatively stress-free, people were fairly active, and there was a strong sense of community. We created a low refined carbohydrate Mediterranean diet and lifestyle plan based upon these components.It’s imperative that we learn to think about diet and eating more whole foods is vital. Currently, over 50% of our diet consists of ultra-processed foods.The current obesity epidemic cannot be solved through education alone. The food environment will also have to change through regulation. It is politicians who have the power to improve the food environment, so everybody has access to healthy food.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “Possibly half of all published literature is untrue.” 

    “If you want to change things, make the injustice visible”

    “Is dietary education effective when the food industry is working against us?”

    “Half of our British diet is ultra-processed foods”

    “An unhealthy population is an unhappy population.”

    “One of the reasons we’re not changing the system is because of lack of knowledge of the system amongst doctors.”

    “30 minutes a day of brisk walking is just as good for longevity as being an endurance athlete”

    “We as doctors want to do the best for our patients, that’s at the core of all of this. And as long as we stay true to that, then we will win.”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Enduring Health Podcast
    The Pioppi Diet
    Dr. Aseem Malhotra’s Website
    Follow on Twitter
    Follow on Instagram
    Happier book by Tal Ben-Shahar

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    Known as one of the most influential cardiologists in Britain and a world-leading expert in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, Dr. Aseem Malhotra is successfully leading the campaign against excess sugar consumption and overmedication. An award-winning NHS cardiologist, he has successfully motivated leading academics, the media and politicians to make sugar reduction a health priority in the UK by publishing commentaries in the BMJ and mainstream media. 

    When he is not working as a doctor in the National Health Service, Dr. Malhotra continues in his fight to raise awareness about the health benefits of a sugar-free diet, maintaining that sugar deserves its reputation as "Public Health Enemy Number 1". His no-holds-barred approach to challenging common health beliefs is proving highly effective in getting medical professionals and social authorities from around the world to sit up and take notice. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences. 

    Dr. Malhotra has become one of the most influential and effective campaigning doctors in the world on issues that affect obesity, heart disease and population health. This is not just a cardiologist. This is a man who wants to change the world one meal at a time, not by rocking the system, but by rebuilding it.

     

    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 https://thehealthstudio.net/If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/enduringhealth 

     

    Support the show.

  • Winning the Day: Optimal Health and Peak Performance with Dr Paul Arciero

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    What is that you want to achieve in life? How do you want to live your life? These are the questions at the core of Dr Paul Arciero’s work into helping people live longer, and live healthier. Shan interviews Dr Arciero about his newly released book ‘The Protein Pacing Diet’, on how he came into the field following a career as an athlete, and why taking time out for yourself each day can add seven years to your life. If you’re looking for practical key strategies for improving your overall health from nutrition, to emotional wellbeing this is the episode for you.

     

    Key Takeaways

    How did you get into this area? I grew up in a close-knit large Italian family. Early on I had a really close connection with my family. When I first saw my parents and grandparents getting ill, it hit me hard. I knew then, that I wanted to go into a career where I was helping people live a healthier life.

     

    My grandmother suffered from heart disease. There were things that she could have changed that would have helped her health like being a little bit more active. My grandfather developed type two diabetes, a disease where lifestyle is a contributing factor. Consequently, as an adult researcher, my focus has been on diabetes and heart disease.

     

    Taking time alone for yourself each day. One of the biggest factors in terms of gaining high blood pressure is stress, so even a five minute daily ‘body-visit’ which can be prayer or mindfulness can be effective in reducing your blood pressure. Even 15-20 minutes outside in nature can reduce your cortisol levels, without even moving. Of all of our lifestyle choices diet is the biggest factor but simple things like being in nature can help.

     

    I was not a good student growing up. I was held back twice until I went to middle school. I had to find something that I could create self-worth around. Just out of survival I gravitated towards using my physical body. It led to having a positive connection to my dad through Hockey. With my mum, the connection was through gardening which was physical as well as connected to food.

     

    What were the specific things that you were doing that other athlete’s weren’t? For me, it was the way I trained in a multidisciplinary way, as a lot of people were training in relation to quantity back then. More and more cardio or more and more weights rather than stretching for example. I was exposed to things like yoga early on, in the ’70s, which was almost unheard of back then. I very much focused on the quality of the experience in training. So I would take the time to have a yoga session while I was a Tennis player.

     

    There are around four exercises that you should be doing to improve your health. Engage in some sort of resistance training, which can be anything from weights to modified exercises. Completing some higher intensity exercise where you push yourself a little further than you would do normally, for a short space of time, including a full recovery for 4-5 minutes. The third is stretching, so this could be Yoga or a different modified form. Our bodies are nothing more than a series of pulleys and levers. This is more important as you get older and when you do more exercise. The fourth is endurance exercise, such as a bike ride, or swim. There is great research to back up doing every one of these areas.

     

    The majority of people know exactly what they need to do to be healthier. This isn’t motivating, however, finding something that is motivating can be difficult. We have to make sure that we focus on what motivates us. What is that people want to achieve and do in their life?

     

    Why would someone consider going into the Prise Life Programme? I’m a scientist and want to go into something based on data. I want to provide information to people to help, that is based on facts. There is so much anecdotal information that is not based on facts or research. Starting with things that are scientifically proven is a good starting point. This approach to comprehensive not compartmentalised. Some have a nutritional component, and others have an exercise but not emotional well-being. This is an overarching approach to wellbeing.

     

    Any pyramid structure has a great foundation and everything else is built on it. The protein pacing lifestyle is the process of consuming high-quality protein from plant and animal sources at certain intervals in the day. Protein is the most vital and important area of nutrition. This isn’t a high-protein diet, it’s about eating the right amount and the right quality of protein. Timing of when you are consuming is important. Our bodies work best when we consume it every 3-4 hours and the amounts should be 20-40g of servings. This is critical as it's based on science.

     

    Best Moments

    ‘We developed this close-knit family.’

    ‘It hit me hard when I first saw my parents and grandparents get ill.’

    ‘I want to help others live a healthier life.’

    ‘This raw gut feeling that these people I really love, and their struggling.’

    ‘The heart is a fascinating organ.’

    ‘Caffeine is a known stressor on our blood pressure.’

    ‘We are exposing ourselves to things we aren’t aware of that can impact our health.’

    ‘I’m on a mission to help people create easy lifestyle.’

    ‘We have to keep it simple for people.’

    ‘Stress is a big factor in high blood pressure.’

    ‘A five-minute break, mindfulness can be an effective way of reducing blood pressure.’

    ‘Just being in nature can be great for you.’

    ‘I found an identity in my physical body.’

    ‘I found a connection with my mom through gardening.’

    ‘All of a sudden, some people were asking me as the expert how to train properly.’

    ‘It was so much meaningful helping others as a life purpose.’

    ‘I focused on the quality, and multidisciplinary approach to training.’

    ‘It’s important to adapt your exercises to you.’

    ‘Start off with something easy on your body like walking.’

    ‘Make sure it’s something sustainable.’

    ‘Variety is really important for people in terms of exercise.’

    ‘Put people in more in touch with the life that they want to live.’

    ‘Do things that are sustainable and you find fun.’

    ‘Make sure all the things that you take on board in terms of advice is based on evidence.’

    ‘I think we have compartmentalized too much.’

    ‘I’ve been able to create a wellbeing lifestyle with a nutritional, physical and emotional that work  in synergy.’

    ‘Protein is the most important aspect of nutrition.’

    ‘The brain is a really major consumer of high-quality protein.’

    ‘Nuritioning your body that makes you feel good.’

     

    Valuable Resources
    Buy ‘The Protein Pacing Diet’ here

    www.paularciero.com

     

    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.

    HOST 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 www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr. Paul J. Arciero is a leading international nutrition and applied physiology scientist, keynote speaker, consultant, and author. He has served as a performance physiology and nutrition expert for some of the nation’s most elite, including; Special Operation Forces soldiers (Green Berets), Olympic medalists, world-class professional athletes (National Hockey League, American Hockey League, boxing, cycling, and rowing), as well as thousands of collegiate, high school and masters athletes of all sports and fitness routines.

     

    He’s been inducted as a Fellow of three leading health organizations in the world -- American College of Sports Medicine, The Obesity Society, and International Society of Sports Nutrition. He serves as a Senior Consultant and Scientific Advisory Board member to the nutrition, fitness, and wellness industries and was appointed to the 15-member International Protein Board, composed of the leading protein scientists in the world.

     

    Dr. Paul is an expert in nutrition, fitness, and mind-body lifestyle interventions to optimize health and

    physical performance and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research studies and 80 published abstracts on performance nutrition and exercise training in the world’s most respected scientific journals. His work has been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Frontiers in Physiology, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and he created Protein Pacing® and the PRISE® Life Protocol.

     

    GUEST CONTACT METHOD

    For more information about Dr. Paul visit: www.paularciero.comwww.priselife.comwww.prisewell.com, and on Facebook, PRISE Life; Twitter, @paularciero; and Instagram, @drpaularciero.

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  • Creative Arts And Emotional Well-being With Dr. Ramya Mohan

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    In this episode of Enduring Health, Dr. Shan talks to Dr. Ramya Mohan about how creativity and arts can greatly improve our emotional well-being and mental health. Aside from being a psychiatrist, Dr. Ramya is also a musician and artist. She developed ‘CAPE: Creative Arts for Processing Emotions’, a self-guided music-based therapy which can be used by everyone, not just patients, who want to de-stress, calm, and support emotional well-being.

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    • Incorporating music and arts to improve mental health and emotional well-being works well since it increases the engagement among individuals and invites more expression of thought, feelings, and ideas.

    • Through her organisation iMANAS London, they’re able to promote positive mental health through creativity by various innovative events in communities.

    • CAPE is a self-guided and self-motivating technique where music is used to engage and empower individuals. Dr. Ramya developed ‘CAPE: Creative Arts for Processing Emotions’ as she wanted to find a solution to the capacity imbalance demand within the NHS. She wanted to figure out what kind of techniques with work even in large groups, not just on a one-to-one approach. So, she tried her technique with different populations of kids, and found that it can help them to improve both resilience and self-esteem.

    • CAPE applies to anyone, even the people who don’t have a mental illness. It does not interfere with any therapeutic planning. It also helps people on how to manage and face their own challenges.

    BEST MOMENTS

    • “It can be used for engagement, communication, sustenance, or recovery. It can be used at every step of the therapeutic process.”

    • “The idea is really that creativity is accessible to as many people as possible and that there should be no barriers in terms of culture, language, or any when one tries to be creative.”

    • “If in our own ways, we are able to contribute, how small it might be, to a young person’s development in such a positive way, it’s a very satisfying experience.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    • iMANAS London

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr Ramya Mohan is a British doctor, psychiatrist, educator, musician and artist of Indian descent. She studied at Bangalore Medical College (BMC) in Bangalore, India and later worked as a senior consultant in the UK for the National Health Service.

    Dr Ramya was involved in art before going to medical college. She's an alumna of Bangalore Medical College where she obtained her medical degree. In 1993, she on the Prime Minister’s medal for creating a marble art mural for Republic Day. The award was presented to her by then Prime Minister of India, P.V. Narasimha Rao. She later discovered during her psychiatric training she could use art to aid recovery and communication in children.

    She is known for her work in the field of Clinical Psychiatry by integrating Neuroscience with the Creative Arts. Since 2008, she has been with National Health Service as a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and a Medical Educator. She employs her self-developed therapeutic technique ‘CAPE: Creative Arts for Processing Emotions’ where she uses music & art as media to support emotional well-being, cure mental illnesses and aid personality development. In 2015, she founded iMANAS London, an organisation created to promote the integration of medicine, arts and neuroscience.

    In May 2016, she released her self-guided therapeutic technique ‘CAPE: Creative Arts for Processing Emotions’ in collaboration with the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, musicians and linguists. This technique has a basis in her Neuroscience research on music, emotions and the brain, bringing together Eastern and Western music and well-evidenced therapeutic techniques like mindfulness, guided imagery and CBT to support self-guided emotional processing and regulation. Dr Mohan has composed the vocals and lent her voice to this project; a collaborative effort with well-known musicians and linguists. CAPE has been referenced and featured in various media publications namely The Huffington Post and Deccan Herald.

    • www.ramyamohan.com

    • www.imanaslondon.com

    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

    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 www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

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  • The Low Carb Approach - Reversing Type II Diabetes with Dr. David Unwin

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    Diabetes is a global epidemic. The number has been increasing, and the age group has been getting younger each year. 

    So, in this episode of the Enduring Health Podcast, Dr Shan Hussain talks to Dr David Unwin about another way to help treat type II diabetes – the low carb diet. Dr David Unwin has been working with patients with type II diabetes for many years. For so long, he’d prescribed medications alongside additional insulin. However, he thought that there should be other ways on how to reverse this disease and help patients improve their everyday lives. Thus, he introduced the low carb approach to his type II diabetes patients.

    Discover today how the low carb diet can drastically improve a patient’s health.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    In 2012, Dr Unwin had to call in a patient who stopped taking her prescription (Metformin). But instead of worry, it was astonishment that he felt when he saw his patient. She was fitter and more energetic. Moreover, according to the blood results, her type II diabetes went into remission.He started learning about the low carb diet through reading books and joining communities. Then, he started building a group that he could help reverse type II diabetes through the low-carb diet. He saw great results from the participants, and so he continued learning week-by-week with them.

    o His partners were sceptical about his initiative at first, so he started collecting data to find and prove to his partners how effective it is. But when they saw results, they startedconsidering the low carb diet.

     Low Carb Diet benefits:

    o Improvements in liver function.

    o Losing extra weight and getting fit.

    o Controlling blood pressure.

    o Improvements in joint pains.

    o Improvements in skin conditions 

    Last January, Dr Unwin’s practice returned almost £57,000 from their prescribing budget to NHS. Because of the low carb diet, they are now spending less every year on drugs for diabetes.According to Dr Unwin, there is evidence that linked insulin to high blood pressure. Insulin causes the body to retain sodium in the kidneys. High carb diets lead to high insulinlevels, causing the body holds on to salt, which can lead to high blood pressure.Glycaemic Index is the relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods with glucose, which is 100 in the scale.

    o “The different carbohydrates in foods vary in how much sugar they’re digested down into.” Starchy foods are concentrated sugars.

    Do we need carbs in our diet? According to Dr Unwin, we don’t need carbohydrates. We do need sugar, but we can make sugar out of fats and proteins. GRIN by Dr Jen Unwin

    o Goals – What are you hoping to achieve? What would it mean for you?

    o Resources - You have experience and resources, what are they? How could they help?

    o Increments - What would be the first small step you could take to move towards your goal?

    o Noticing - Do you notice what works for you?

    BEST MOMENTS

    “I wanted to be a doctor that makes a difference.”“I was dismissive of patients’ ability to cure themselves. I didn’t know they were interested. I saw them as passive recipients of my cleverness, and yet it wasn’t working. But this lady [her patient] … wow. What really got me were the stories of how they were really cured. It was worrying, and I thought these people need help.”“Insulin pushes sugars into cells.”“The important thing is to give them support with their choices and relevant information so they can understand how to help themselves.”“We keep using drugs for things, while we haven’t sorted out the cause.”“Before there were any drugs for diabetes, there was no other way to handle type II diabetes other than restricting carbohydrates.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Escape the Diet Trap by Dr John BriffaPublic Health Collaboration Conference 2019 | May 11-12, 2019 | Royal College of General Practitioners, Londonhttps://www.dietdoctor.com/member/courses/unwin

    Useful Infographics:

    Common Foods - Sugar Equivalent InfographicFruits - Sugar Equivalent InfographicCereals - Sugar Equivalent InfographicSugar Burden InfographicBread - Sugar Equivalent InfographicCommon Breakfast - Sugar Equivalent InfographicVegetables vs Fruit - Sugar Equivalent Infographic

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr David Unwin is an award-winning GP for the National Health Service and an advocate of the low carb diet. Over the last six years, his approach has helped patients reverse type II diabetes and many associated conditions through simple dietary changes and support.

    David holds several notable positions, including National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes for the RCGP. He is also an ambassador for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes, senior medical advisor for Diabetes.co.uk and founder member of The Public Health Collaboration. He works primarily as a GP partner at the Norwood Surgery in Southport near Liverpool, UK.

    Find out more about the Public Health Collaboration Event in London, May 2019.Find out more about Real Food Rocksin Ambleside, Cumbria, July 2019.Follow Dr David Unwin’s course on DietDoctor.Follow Dr David Unwin on Twitter.

    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

    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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  • A Mindset For Health With Richard Nicholls

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    In this episode, Dr Shan and Richard talk about how to create the right mindset to help maintain good health. Discover how having a positive outlook, and a fresh perspective on life can actually make you perform better. Richard also advises you, if in pursuit of happiness, to not be afraid making changes in your life if you have to, to always have a time out to rest, and to be grateful for everyone else around you. To be a better person, we need to maintain good health, so tune in to get great tips today.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    • Richard Nicholls is a hypno-psychotherapist in the Midlands, UK. He works with people who suffer from mental issues (including anxiety and depression) and people who want behavioural changes. • Accept that having anxiety at times is normal. There is nothing to be upset about it because it is part of being a human.• Deep breathing exercises helps lessen anxiety. It takes a while to master the approach and learn how to feel calm. Breathe with the diaphragm. When you pull the diaphragm down, the stomach comes out. Proper breathing can also increase lung capacity by 30%.•  We should stop comparing our worst to the best of others. We will never be satisfied with the efforts we’re giving if we go by others’ standards. • Some people aren’t happy because they have the wrong approach to pursuing happiness.• It turns out that merely visualising the perfect life is not good for us. According to studies, it’s better to visualise performing the steps we need to take to get there.• It’s important that there is a balance in everything we do. Make sure you give yourself a time out after a long day of work. Do activities that can help nuture your well-being and your relationships with others. • Sometimes, it will be too late for you to realise that dream you’ve invested in is not really what will bring you happiness. Accept that and stop thinking about the past; think about what you can do to be happy.• When goal-setting, we have to know where our motivation lies. Is it intrinsic or extrinsic? Extrinsic relies more on external factors (i.e. your doctor tells you that you should be eating healthily.) Intrinsic comes from yourself (i.e. “I want to be fitter so I can live longer.”)

    BEST MOMENTS

     “Their idea of confidence is being calm all the time… that’s not realistic.”“If we fear ‘fear’, then it just generates itself… it simply doubles up.”“When we've got a strategy of dealing things in the moment no matter how severe our anxiety and panic attacks might be, if we can get ourselves in the present moment – noticing our body, slowing it down, and doing something better with our attention, we genuinely can learn over time to be a better person.”“Exercising has come up a lot as well. Using your body is very good not just for your physical health, but your mental health."“We all want to be happy, but we don’t always know what will make us happy.”“Once we get results, then we don’t need a lot of motivation… we become mostly addicted to the results.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Richard Nicholls Podcast15 Minutes to Happiness: Easy, Everyday Exercises to Help You Be the Best You Can Be by Richard Nicholls

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    For decades, Richard Nicholls has been helping people find happiness. Through his No. 1 podcast and in practice as a registered psychotherapist, he specialises in offering effective solutions to real-life problems.

    Richard is a practising UKCP registered psychotherapist with a diploma in hypnotherapy awarded by the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and a hypno-psychotherapy diploma through the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. He has also been given a Hypnos Award by the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness and has held various directorial positions within his field. He has always had a great enthusiasm for personal development and started his podcast in 2010to help show people that just because they've always been a certain way, doesn't mean that's how they will always be.

    As well as working as a one-to-one therapist, Richard is also known for his iTunes No. 1 podcast series “The Richard Nicholls Podcast” and his book “15 Minutes to Happiness”.

    Richard's innovative approach shows you exactly how the smallest of changes to our thoughts, lifestyle and interaction with others can dramatically improve your life forever.

    Join us as we cut through the myths and misconceptions created by self-help guides, and look at the science behind what works and what doesn't when it comes to making ourselves happy.

     

    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

    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

    Support the show.

  • The Hybrid Diet With Patrick Holford - Alternating Fats & Carbs to Boost Energy, Get Lean And Improve Health

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    Not every suggested-diet you find online will work for you.

    Find out in this latest episode of the Enduring Health Podcast why you should be wary of the diet you choose. Today Dr Shan talks to Patrick Holford, the author of The Hybrid Diet. Patrick describes the many health benefits you get from trying this simple approach to healthy eating.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    The cell’s energy house, the mitochondrion, runs on glucose which we get from carbohydrates, or ketones which we get from fats. Muscle cells can burn fats but the brain and neurones can’t, so we need both.

    When your body undergoes ketogenesis, it undergoes a cellular repair process which cleans up the mitochondria.

    Taking supplements is very effective to get enough amount of nutrients for your body. If it is not balanced, you’ll need more nutrients to make it balanced.

    Low carb, high-fat diet can hugely help people with Type II Diabetes and even people with multiple sclerosis.

    Our diet and nutrition have evolved ever since the pre-historic area. Our diet right now is a high seafood diet containing selenium, b12, omega-3, etc.

    For people experiencing dementia, they may have degenerating cells because they’ve been eating a lot of carbs and sugar. If you reduce carbs and stick to fats that produce ketones, the nugget cells come back to life.

    To ensure that your brain is in a healthy condition, one must get checked if he’s getting the right nutrients (e.g. omega-3, phospholipids, etc.)

    4 primary underlying processes that go wrong:

    -Blood sugar

    -Fats

     

    -Antioxidants

    -Methylation of B vitamins

    How long do you have to avoid carbohydrates to start getting any sort of effects? 18 hours minimum.

    The Hybrid Diet makes the individual the master of his own metabolism instead of sticking to the available diet.

    BEST MOMENTS

    “It is not only the diet is quite important. For conditions, it’s diet and also supplements is the most effective to release side effects.”“Neurones – brain cells and nerve cells – have the ability to run only on ketones.”“There’s plenty of places where diabetes, heart disease, cancer don’t exist.”“I’ve done an 18-hour carb fast. It’s a phenomenally easy way to lose weight. You do get a consistently high energy level, clear brain function, and so on.”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    What is HbA1c?NHSFood For The BrainThe Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind by Robert LustigInstitute of Optimum Nutrition

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Patrick Holford, BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP, is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition. He is a leading spokesman on nutrition in the media, specialising in the field of mental health. He is the author of 37 books, translated into over 30 languages and selling millions of copies worldwide, including The Optimum Nutrition Bible, The Low GL-Diet Bible, Optimum Nutrition for the Mind and The 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People.

    His most recent book ‘The Hybrid Diet’ can be purchased here.

    To learn more about Patrick’s upcoming events click here.

     

    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

    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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  • The Big Fat Surprise with Nina Teicholz

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    Is cutting back on fat really going to help you live healthily and prevent chronic diseases?
    In this episode of the Enduring Health Podcast, Dr Shan invites Nina Teicholz, the author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, to challenge mainstream conceptions about having a healthy diet. 
    Discover today how to choose the optimal diet, what’s the best & worst for your body, and most importantly, why fat is perfectly healthy for your body. Nina urges you to look at the available evidence presented before starting any new diet regime. You might be avoiding foods that are perfectly healthy for you and consuming the food that can deprive you of the needed nutrients.


    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    In this episode, Nina breaks down:

    how to effortlessly lose weight and enjoy foodhow to burn fat instead of sugarthe benefits, risks and myths behind the Keto dietthe lack of evidence behind low fat dietswhy saturated fats and cholesterol are not the enemya systematic takedown of the EAT Lancet paperhow real science has been suppressed by pharmaceutical companieshow corporate lobbyists and political influence have shaped nutritional policy


    BEST MOMENTS
    • “People need to know the science of it to get healthy.”
    • “Once you become a fat-burner, you can burn your own fat.”
    • “Your body is smart. Your body needs nutrients to live… to do everything it needs to be healthy. And your body will keep being hungry until you did what it needs to survive.”
    • “Being a really overweight person in modern society is painful.”
    • “The Nutrition Coalition does not promote one diet. We’re just saying… where’s the evidence? If you’re gonna promote diet or dietary patterns, they must be based on rigorous evidence.”


    VALUABLE RESOURCES
    • The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz
    • Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems | The Lancet
    • Wellcome
    • The Nutrition Coalition


    ABOUT THE GUEST
    Nina Teicholz is a professor (adjunct) at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, an investigative science journalist and author. Her international bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat–and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy.
    The Big Fat Surprise was named a 2014 *Best Book* by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal.
    Teicholz’s writing has also been published in The BMJ, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Independent, The New Yorker, and The Los Angeles Times among others.
    In addition, Teicholz has emerged was a thought leader in the field of evidence-based nutrition policy. Towards this end, she is the executive director of The Nutrition Coalition, a nonprofit, non-partisan group that is free from industry funding.
    • Purchase ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ here.


    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
    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 www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

     

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  • Supporting Wellbeing In Pregnancy With Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay

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    In this episode of the Enduring Health Podcast, we talk to Dr Raja Gangopadhyay about how to support mental health and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy. Dr Raja is the Founder of the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy, a global initiative that raises awareness on a pregnant woman’s mental wellbeing.

    Discover today what should healthy wellbeing means for every individual. Dr Raja also discusses the complications that can happen if we don’t ensure a healthy and positive environment for a pregnant woman. It’s time to know how you can help promote a healthy emotional wellbeing during pregnancy for the woman and her family by learning about Dr Raja’s 4 approaches so make sure to tune in.

    Find out more about Dr Raja’s work with the International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy here.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    According to Dr Raja, ‘wellbeing’ should have 3 components:More frequent positive emotionsLess negative emotionsHappiness and satisfaction with the quality of lifeParenthood, from planning a pregnancy to 2-3 years after childbirth, can be very challenging. There will be different kind of stress that can cause pregnancy problems so it is vital that we address the wellbeing and mental health of mothers and their partners.4 Approaches towards Healthier emotional wellbeing:Diet – The structure of the brain improves if you have a nutrient-rich and vitamin-rich. The brain does its function faultlessly. Hydration is also important.Exercise – There are various physical activities everywhere that you can do and it can be tailor-made depending on your situation and what you need.Rest – When you make sure you get adequate sleep, you’re actually moving away from mental illnesses. It can be quite challenging to get enough sleep when you have a newborn baby so it’s best to ask help from your partner also.Relaxation –This is different from sleep – you also need deep relaxation of your body and mind. Practice mindfulness through meditation.

    BEST MOMENTS

    “It is not anything different from any healthy food habit but specifically focusing on avoiding unhealthy food is the commonsense approach.”“Adequate sleep is absolutely vital and taking a break from whatever you’re doing… specifically, if you’re at work, it’s absolutely vital that you take a break on great levels.”“Unless we educate the entire society and encourage them to seek help, we might lose a lot of cases.”“We, as healthcare professionals, should encourage them to talk about their emotional and mental difficulties each and every consultation.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    International Forum for Wellbeing In PregnancyThe Big Prescription: Balancing The Three Principles of Enduring Health by Dr Shan Hussain

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr Raja Gangopadhyay is a consultant obstetrician and founder of the International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy. He has been passionately campaigning to help provide comprehensive obstetric care for women with perinatal mental health illnesses during pregnancy and after childbirth.

    In conjunction with his multidisciplinary team, Dr Raja has been championing joint approaches to support perinatal mental health that also take into account infant mental health. He also organises training and educational events for Obstetricians, Midwives, GPs and other healthcare professionals around his area of expertise.

    He is a renowned speaker and has been invited to talk at many national and international events, conferences and universities. He was recently invited to the House of Lords as a member of an expert panel on perinatal mental health and has also organised and chaired events at the House of Commons in British Parliament.

    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

    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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  • Achieving Peak Physical Fitness - How To Burn Fat & Build Muscle With Arman Sadeghi

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    In this episode, Arman Sadeghi shares his inspiring fitness journey and reveals how you can say no to cardio whilst discovering your six pack.

    Listen in to find out about the successful programme used by Arman and how it could work for you.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Say no to cardio

    Cardio should be used as exercise but not as a way of burning calories.

    It’s not that cardio is wrong for you, there’s nothing wrong with riding a bike for exercise just say no to it as a way to burn calories as its not effective.

    Being in the gym

    As an adult with business commitments and a young family, I didn’t have the time to be at the gym for 2 hours every day. I didn’t have the time, but I craved the body.

    I did start at the gym but challenged myself to do my workout in 25 minutes.

    I got the strength training I needed and was really pumped.

    I traded with myself to never do more than 25minutes in the gym but to go every day, so the commitment was for all 365 days of the year.

    The hardest part was getting myself there then it was about building momentum. Agree with yourself to make a small time commitment but ensure you stick to it.

    What do you do in the 25 minutes?

    I have divided the body into 8 different muscle groups and have a rolling programme over 4 days. On each of those days, I hit 2 of the muscle groups. As I don’t have time to have resting periods I work opposing muscle groups.

    Is there a magic number?

    The magic number for most people is somewhere between 8 and 12 reps. If I do 12 and still feel ok then it means I have chosen a weight that is too light and so I’ll do more reps.

    I have no interest in hurting myself, if start to exercise and I can't do more than 5 then I have selected a weight that is too heavy

    The number of reps also depends on your goals

    E.g. to avoid gaining muscle bulk you need to use lighter weights and do more reps.

    Being ready physically, mentally and emotionally

    Feeling good physically can make a difference to your mindset and how successful you are in other areas of your life.

    Sometimes the physical activities hurt, and you might not want to complete them, then it's about mentally getting yourself there and the outcome will be increased energy for the rest of the day.

    Weight is not determined by what you do at the gym

    It’s about bringing things back into balance and eliminating processed foods as much as possible.

    For 99.9 % of our history, we have not had processed foods it's very new to us

    and our bodies are not designed to handle it. When you put garbage into your body that’s all your body has to work with.

    Foods that are naturally sourced are always going to be better for you.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Every one of us has a 6 pack, its hidden underneath layers of fat’

    ‘Discomfort is a requirement when going through growth’

    ‘Life would happen, I had no time to be in the gym for 2 hours every day’

    ‘I had no time, but I craved that body’

    ‘The best possible shape I can be and with the most energy’

    ‘Those 5 days touch all the different areas of my body’

    ‘The gym is where I go to get mentally strong’

    ‘You don’t need a personal trainer or to go for hours and hours, you can stick to the basics and succeed’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/enduring-health/id1442268572?mt=2

     https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+big+perscription+

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/titanium-life-with-arman-sadeghi-success-down-to-a-science/id1034653778?mt=2

    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 https://thehealthstudio.net/If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

    GUEST CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.facebook.com/arman.sadeghi
    https://instagram.com/armanioc/
    https://twitter.com/arman1234
    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/arman-sadeghi/27/766/8b1

    https://titaniumsuccess.com/https://titaniumsuccess.com/

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  • Recovering From Burnout And Breakdown With Anna Pinkerton

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    In this episode, I speak with Anna Pinkerton, renowned psychotherapist, author and speaker with over 25 years’ experience helping people recover from chronic stress, trauma, PTSD, burnout and breakdown. Anna works worldwide with business leaders, senior executives, professionals and people in the public eye. Anna differs from other therapists, where she works closely with clients to provide tailored therapy solutions built around individual need. This means clients get the supportive care they need to help them recover more quickly. To learn more about Anna’s incredible work, do visit her website here. Learn more about Anna’s recent book 'Smile Again' here.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Background

    I ‘m in my 26th year of practice and very early on became interested in the long-life effects of trauma. I started to specialise in trauma and recognised that lots of people are ‘walking wounded’ as they don’t even realise they are suffering. I began to look at how I could make a difference.

    My work has evolved to studying what’s getting in the way of recovery and what speeds it up.

    PTSD

    I often see someone who has been poorly for a couple of decades.  There are multiple symptoms and if they have persisted over a long period of time then it is likely they have been suffering from PTSD for all of that time.

    There are 2 ways of becoming traumatised

    The stacking of multiple traumatic eventsA single significant traumaGetting in the way of Recovery

    People form an opinion of themselves, they internalise it and make a decision that the fault is theirs.

    With a core belief such as ‘I am bad,’ the psych turns itself against itself creating inner brutality of thought, inner brutality of action or both.

    Once you educate people about what they have been through and what they are not, then they can ask themselves if I’m not those things who am I? this begins the process of transforming that inner brutality into something useful.

    Companionability is the medicine for the psych if you want a lifelong recovery you have to have the companionability in place for the self.

    Companionability, Consideration, Care

    Companionability – if you have a companionable relationship with yourself it means you can’t fall out with yourself or let yourself down.

    Consideration of experience, and yourself – once you have a companionable relationship you can then consider who you are

    Care – how do you care about what you find in the consideration stage. How do you care about who you are and who you want to be?

    Range of Emotions

    There are 10 emotions we should be experiencing but mostly we emerge from childhood with just two or three.

    The range of emotions can be limited as a result of PTSD with people not experiencing highs and lows just a moderate range

    Someone can be overwhelmed with shame and guilt, but these are the defences to the emotion of grief. Dive into it then you’ve got the chance to dissipate it and move through it.

    Smile Again

    This book is the culmination of 25 years of practice. I share with people the elements of recovery that I use every day with my clients.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Feedback for the brain when you move is that things are ok’

    ‘You can never cry the same tear twice’

    ‘If you have them, feel them you can move through them’

    ‘You come out with only half a toolkit’

    ‘People can lose everything in an instant, the power is to prevent the break’

    ‘We are all at the mercy of our neurology’

    ‘It’s helping them get to know themselves in a companionable way’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Smile-Again-Anna-Pinkerton/dp/1326166638

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/enduring-health/id1442268572?mt=2

    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 https://thehealthstudio.net/If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

    GUEST CONTACT METHOD

    https://annapinkerton.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-pinkerton-kindness-incorporated%E2%84%A2-39414647/?originalSubdomain=uk

    https://twitter.com/AnnaPinkertonKI/status/1044513885880025089

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  • The Mojito Diet With Dr. Juan Rivera

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    In this episode, Dr Shan Hussain is in conversation with Dr Juan Rivera about his ‘Mojito Diet’ and its underlying principles. If you are interested in not only losing weight and achieving a healthy lifestyle but also understanding the key elements that really make it happen then listening in will provide you with comprehensive answers.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    What Brought You Into Prevention?

    I wanted to understand and make changes for people before the heart attack happens. In the USA, the focus has previously been on treating the event but not on its prevention. This led to very skilled responses to a cardiovascular event but fewer skills and expertise in the area of prevention.

    What Is The Mojito Diet?

    The diet is based on 2 alternating weeks, the first week is a ‘grain dropping’ week where carbohydrates are significantly decreased, and the diet is very high in protein.

    The second week focuses on alternate fasting. For 3 days of the week you only consume food over an 8-hour period during each day e.g. there is no eating after 8 pm and the fast continues through to 12 noon the following day.

    What Does Intermittent Fasting Do?

    In the process of fasting, you are going from a glucose metabolism to ketosis. Studies show that 16-hour periods of fasting can help you to lose weight and decrease your insulin resistance.

    Previously breakfast has been perceived as the most important meal of the day as it is breaking your overnight fast. This is correct but it is necessary to understand that breaking the fast can be done at any time and what you eat for this meal is key to your health.

    The Losing Weight Mindset

    To begin a successful weight loss regime, you need to have access to

    A doctor – to help you understand your physiology and how weight loss will your body

    A Nutritionist – to help plan what you eat

    A Trainer – to design an exercise programme

    A psychologist – to change your mindset, the way you feel about food

    Your diet and mindset are key to weight loss and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle

    Steps To FollowThink about your health from a preventive standpointYou have to be proactive, not reactiveDon’t wait until you are obese before trying to get to an ideal body weightWhatever time you invest now in preventing disease is the time you're going to enjoy with your family in the futurePrevention is keyEstablish a good lifestyle plan for your health

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘As a preventative doctor part of my practice is getting patients to lose weight’

    ‘Be selective about what you eat’

    ‘Teach yourself to eat things that are ok for you- select the right things’

    ‘70% of weight loss can be attributed to diet’

    ‘Physical exercise can help to relieve stress, but you need to find activities you like so that they are sustainable’

    ‘You need to connect your motivation to eat with health goals then it becomes motivation for life’

    ‘Carbohydrates are required as a part of our diet. It is a balance that is important’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/enduring-health/id1442268572?mt=2

     https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+big+perscription+

    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 https://thehealthstudio.net/If you would like to support our Podcast, please visit our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/enduringhealth

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr Juan Rivera is fast becoming one of today’s most respected, recognised, and sought after medical experts, authors and TV personalities.

    As a frequent guest on Good Morning America and the co-creator and host of WebMD’s video series My Abuelita Told Me, Dr Juan is a young and trusted bilingual voice whose revered academic and scientific background makes him a leading authority on wellness, diet, exercise, stress, sleep patterns, and the prevention of heart attacks.

    A board-certified Internist and Cardiologist who trained at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Dr Juan specialises in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

    In addition to his best selling books and frequent TV appearances, Dr Juan has his successful private concierge medical practice at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach where he treats not only his valued clientele within the community, but high profile thought leaders, celebrities and dignitaries. He also holds a voluntary academic appointment in the Department of Medicine at John Hopkins University, and has fast become one of the most powerful and coveted pillars in the world’s medical community. 

    Dr Juan’s new book The Mojito Diet is based on the latest science, yet designed for real-world results. Combining principles from the most effective diets—low-carb and intermittent fasting—into a unique and powerful 14-day plan, it targets fat without causing carb cravings or hunger pangs. Complete with motivating tips, inspiring success stories, an easy-to-follow meal plan, and 75 delicious recipes bursting with Latin flavour, The Mojito Diet will transform your health, one sip at a time. 

     

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  • The Great Cholesterol Con and How To Really Avoid Heart Disease With Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

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    In today’s episode of Enduring Health, Dr Shan interviews medicial expert and author of ‘The Great Cholesterol Con’ and ‘A Statin Nation’, Dr Malcolm Kendrick. Dr Kendrick lives by the philosophy of enjoy life, enjoy friends and family, do a bit of exercise, and don't worry too much. 

    Hear about the main factors that can contribute to heart disease and cardiovascular disease and the changes you can make to avoid them. If you’re looking to understand more about heart and how it can affect you, tune in today.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     

    Factors that cause death from heart disease or cardiovascular diseaseSmoking cigarettes is another factor that causes heart diseases.Age is also a factor that can cause death from heart diseases.Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is also a factor that causes heart diseases.Use of steroids. This is another factor that causes heart diseases.Another factor that can cause heart diseases is sociopsychological factors.Stress is also another factor that causes heart diseases.Social upheaval. This is yet another factor that leads to heart diseases.If you consume more of A, the body produces less of A, or there's a feedback loop to reduce it back down to normalEndothelial layer. This is a protective layer found in the blood vessels which protect any harmful stuff from getting into the blood and damaging the whole body system and also it is slippery which means that no harmful stuff can stick itself there.The cholesterol from outside sources can't get into the brain because the brain manufactures its own cholesterol since it has glial cells, they manufacture cholesterol and that's one of their functions.If you lower the LDL level, it reduces the risk of stroke by a small amount.Primary prevention, you haven't already had a heart attack stroke and or something else like angina there is no increase in life expectancy for men or women and for women this has no impact on cardiovascular disease.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “Don’t eat saturated fat as your cholesterol level is the most important factor behind heart diseases.”“1% fall in cholesterol level leads to a 2% drop in cardiovascular diseases.”“Cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease.”“The higher your LDL level was, the less likely you were to get cardiovascular disease and the longer you are likely to live.”“Saturated fat and cholesterol are unrelated chemicals.”“If you consume more of A, the body produces less of A, or there's a feedback loop to reduce it back down to normal.”“America was the first country to suffer the first, apparently the first epidemic of heart disease.”

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Great Cholesterol ConA Statin Nationblog 

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr Malcolm Kendrick graduated in medicine and now lives and works in sunny Cheshire as a General Practitioner. He has always tried to question received wisdom where it seems flawed which, to him, seems to be all over the place. He wrote The Great Cholesterol Con and more recently, A Statin Nation as it became clear that the accepted ideas on diet, cholesterol and heart disease were bunk. He has his own blog where he discusses a wide range of health issues. He tries to live according to his own philosophy on health which is simple. Enjoy life, enjoy friends and family, do a bit of exercise, and don't worry too much. 

    Learn more about The Great Cholesterol Con here

    Learn more about A Statin Nation here

    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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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