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The Science of Sleep

30 October 2023 - 53 mins
Podcast Series Food For Thought

In our latest episode, we dive into the world of sleep, insomnia, and the science behind those restless nights. Join myself and Dr. Lindsay Browning as we unravel the mysteries of trouble sleeping and explore practical solutions for a good night's rest.

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53 mins

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How to Exercise and Snack

How to Exercise and Snack

Join us on the latest episode of Food for Thought where we are joined by the remarkable Lavina Mehta as she shares her inspiring journey towards embracing a life enriched with movement. Uncover the science behind 'Exercise Snacking', learning how, and when, to practice this habit, and its profound impact on our aging bodies. Did you know that South Asian women can enter menopause 5 to 6 years earlier than the average white female? Explore fascinating insights into cultural differences surrounding menopause and discover the preventative measures you can take towards a happier, healthier future. This episode goes beyond the physical, offering lessons on how to navigate the emotional changes that come with this life stage. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of movement, and discover practical tips for preparing our bodies for the life stages that await us. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

51 mins

4 March Finished

Fuelling Life In The Spotlight

Fuelling Life In The Spotlight

In today's episode of Food for Thought, we are honoured to have the illustrious musical theatre star and international icon, Kerry Ellis. Renowned as the Queen of the West End, Kerry's impressive career spans a multitude of leading roles and her talents extend beyond the theatre stage, boasting four studio albums and an upcoming tour. In this episode, we delve into Kerry's early life and reflect on her time at Laine Theatre Arts, where she shares insights into the pressures students faced to conform to a certain appearance. Experience the magic of Kerry’s stage performances and discover the heartwarming friendship between Kerry and Queen guitarist Brian May. Kerry describes her transformed perspective on diet and nutrition and its impact on performance endurance. Explore the role of food in her journey and how a mindful approach has enhanced her on-stage capabilities. Tune in to gain profound insight into the realities of the performing arts and Kerry's individual journey — a tale of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence that continues to captivate audiences worldwide Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

50 mins

26 February Finished

Deal with Stress and Anxiety

Deal with Stress and Anxiety

The modern ways of life have drastically affected our work-life balance and stressors, causing many to experience burnout. With 9 in 10 adults in the UK experiencing high or extreme stress in the past year and 1 in 5 needing to take time off work due to poor mental health caused by pressure or stress, we must focus on challenging the causes of chronic stress across society and preventing burnout.  In this captivating episode, I am joined by the remarkable psychotherapist and best selling author, Anna Mathur, to discover how to conquer stress & anxiety with insights that could transform your life. Join us as we explore the reality of burnout, the secrets of true relaxation, the role of social media in preventing us from switching off and the root causes of explosive emotions. Shedding light on the realities of parenting in the digital age and the mental benefits of sobriety, Anna shares her expertise on many of the modern difficulties we face, offering valuable solutions and Food for Thought. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hour

19 February Finished

Food and Mood

Food and Mood

Did you know that the food we eat has a direct impact on our mood? This is because certain nutrients have direct effects on brain function and neurotransmitter production.  In this fascinating episode, we’re exploring the intriguing connection between what we eat and our mood.  Join me and Harvard-trained psychiatrist, chef, and nutrition specialist, Dr. Uma Naidoo as we delve into the Gut-Brain Connection. Discover the mood-enhancing foods to include in your diet, unravel the power of fibre for brain health and learn how meal timing and nutrients can influence mental health disorders like PTSD and ADHD. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

51 mins

12 February Finished

Managing Fame & Body Image

Managing Fame & Body Image

Did you know that 1 in 4 males suffer from an eating disorder? During the pandemic, the number of eating disorder counselling sessions supplied to men and boys increased by 113%. This is according to BEAT, the UK eating disorder charity. The quest for the perfect masculine body can influence attitude towards diet and exercise, which can quickly escalate into unhealthy behaviour.  Join us in the latest Food for Thought episode as we sit down with James McVey, the incredibly talented guitarist and vocalist of the multi-award winning band, The Vamps.  In a raw and vulnerable conversation, James opens up about his personal battle with body image and an eating disorder that went unnoticed, shedding light on the often-overlooked topic of male eating disorders and the lack of representation in mainstream media.  From the challenges and triumphs of fame to his time in the jungle on "I'm a Celeb," this episode delves into the many parts of James’s fascinating life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

57 mins

5 February Finished

Take Your Holiday Seriously

Take Your Holiday Seriously

It will save your life…Unlock the secrets to a longer life with Dr. Marianne Trent. Shockingly, 50% of employed adults in the UK don't utilise their annual leave, with 42% experiencing work-related stress during holidays and 46% still working while off-duty. Dive into the psychological effects of skipping annual breaks and discover how setting boundaries, avoiding burnout, and unplugging can contribute to a longer, healthier life. In a recent survey, 79% agreed that taking a break is beneficial for mental health. Join us in emphasising the importance of taking holidays seriously – because your well-being deserves priority. Special thanks to British Airways Holidays for partnering with us on this bonus episode, they are encouraging everyone to prioritise their well-being by taking their holidays seriously. Search ba.com/holidays for more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

38 mins

29 January Finished

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