Hazel Wallace is the doctor who launched her health and fitness blog The Food Medic in 2013 while she was earning her degree. The food and lifestyle blog started as a way for her to educate and inspire herself to become healthier.
Welcome back to #TheFoodMedicPodcast. On the final episode of season 3, Dr. Hazel visits Fearne Cotton in her home to chat all about her experience with mental health - the highs, the lows and everything in between. Resources mentioned in the podcast:1.Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/2.Happy Place - http://www.officialfearnecotton.com/happy-place*Warning: contains explicit language*
This week's episode, on the topic of fertility, is brought to you by your host Dr Hazel and her guest, Dr Larisa Corda - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Fertility Specialist. Larisa believes in a holistic approach to treating a patient that addresses many lifestyle factors, and is a passionate womens’ rights ambassador with roles on a number of international charities that have included UN Women and The Circle. She is also ITV’s This Morning’s and Channel Mum’s Fertility Expert. As a little disclaimer, the term 'clean eating' and 'clean living' is used in this episode. At The Food Medic, we tend to not use this language when it comes to food and health. However, that is the termniology used by Larisa in the context of her conception plan and, in this case, we felt it was appropriate to leave it within the episode. For more info, check out Larisa's website: www.drlarisacorda.com. Topics covered:- How to maximise your chances of pregnancy- Male and female infertility- Fertility M.O.T.- PCOS and fertility- IVF
The topic of this weeks show is strength training, and while it is not about food or nutrition (directly anyway) it is something that is so incredibly important for our health. This week Dr.Hazel is joined on the by two incredible strength coaches and personal trainers; Adam Willis and Laura Hoggins. Adam Willis is a Strength Coach, Mentor, Consultant & the Co-Owner of Lean Body Performance, an online coaching business. He is also the host of The Empowered Body Podcast. Laura Hoggins is a Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer. She teaches a mix of modified strongman, strength and conditioning circuits across the city at London’s top fitness venues - including her own concept class at ministry of sound fitness ‘lifted’. Laura has also just released her debut book Lift Yourself: A Training Guide to Getting Fit and Feeling Strong for Life.
The topic of this weeks episode is hypothalamic amenorrhoea (HA) - quite a common cause of loss of periods. Dr Hazel is joined by Renee Mc Gregor, a leading performance and eating disorder specialist dietitian and Dr Nicky Keay who is a medical doctor specialising in sport and dance endocrinology.In this episode they discuss:What is HA?What causes HA?Health consequences of not having a regular period.What to do if you’ve been diagnosed with HAHow to recover and what to expect.Link to Renee’s website: https://reneemcgregor.com/Link to train brave: https://trainbrave.org/Health4perfromance BAsem website: http://health4performance.co.uk/updates/
On this episode Dr Hazel is joined by registered dietitians Rosie Saunt and Helen West from The Rooted project. Rosie and Helen strive to be the most credible, non-judgemental and accessible source of nutrition information in the industry, drawing on the latest scientific thinking, at panel events and via social media communication. They have also recently published the ultimate mythbusting nutrition bible: Is Butter a Carb?On this episode they cover common diet myths, how to spot a fad diet, how to approach media headlines on nutrition research, vegan diets, carbs, gut health - and everything in between. This is a must listen for anyone feeling a bit confused about nutrition. P.S. If you want to submit your own question to the show all you got to do is tweet, facebook message or instagram DM me your questions with #thefoodmedicpodcast.