Healthy Beast
Using your own blood to fight pain - exploring platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP)

Using your own blood to fight pain - exploring platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP)

May 13, 2019

In this episode you can hear me trying out a virtually painless pain treatment that involves drawing blood, spinning it very fast in a centrifuge, then injecting the best bits back into your body. The idea is it stimulates the healing process and so can reduce pain. Definitely worth a try, I thought...

Find out more about PRP and other treatments at bodyvie.com.

From obesity and cancer to champion martial artist

From obesity and cancer to champion martial artist

May 2, 2019

A few years ago Trent Scanlen was a morbidly obese businessman. Then he got cancer. Now he runs an MMA gym, is a jiu-jitsu champion and also a fine example of just getting the hell on with it.

Trent would also like me to remind you of his line of CBD products, which you can find at truthnaturals.co.uk.

Dr Michael Mosley’s Fast 800: eat right, live longer

Dr Michael Mosley’s Fast 800: eat right, live longer

April 18, 2019

Dr Michael Mosley made his name with the 5:2 - the diet that popularised intermittent fasting. Now he's back with the Fast 800, which builds on the 5:2 and includes everything Dr Mosley has learnt since a decision to restrict his food intake reversed his diabetes and inadvertently set him on the path to becoming a diet guru. 

Find out more at thefast800.com.

Surgeon: engage with your health before it’s too late

Surgeon: engage with your health before it’s too late

April 12, 2019

After seeing a patient whose death could have been prevented, Dr Zeeshan Akhtar decided on a career change. He became a tech entrepreneur, launching an app that encourages people to engage with all aspects of their health while they are still young enough to make a difference.

Find out more at scout-health.com.

Dr Harry: without medical training I could have died

Dr Harry: without medical training I could have died

April 5, 2019

If illness or injury is stopping you from training, have a listen to Dr Harry Weisinger. He is a great doctor for anyone dealing with recovery, partly because he writes scientific papers on nutrition and physiology, but also because he has fought back from terrible health problems of his own and is now in far better shape than he has any right to be. 

Dr Harry also provides expert advice to a supplement company called Truth Origins.

Sophrology – mind control of champions

Sophrology – mind control of champions

March 26, 2019

Dominique Antiglio is the author of The Life Changing Power of Sophrology, the first widely-published book in English about the relaxation and meditation technique that kept Seve Ballesteros calm under pressure. Dominique treats patients in London using a method described as the "dynamic cousin of mindfulness". Find out more at be-sophro.com  or go to @besophrolondon on Instagram.

 

Why do we feel pain? A neurologist’s view

Why do we feel pain? A neurologist’s view

March 18, 2019

What should you do if you are in pain? The doctor can give you medicine, which might help. But there is so much more to it than that. Patients come looking for simple answers, but often there is not just one cause. I ask consultant neurologist Dr Steve Allder to help untangle the complexity of what it means to be in pain. 

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Dr Allder works at the Harley Street clinic Re:Cognition Health and specialises in traumatic brain injury, as well as unexplained neurological conditions. 

Why everyone should try hot yoga

Why everyone should try hot yoga

March 6, 2019

Like many sane people, I was put off by the sweating and the omming. But hot yoga is amazing. Ali Hill from yogahaven talks to me about why we should get over our fears and embrace the heat...

How to get better at Brazilian jiu-jitsu

How to get better at Brazilian jiu-jitsu

February 21, 2019

Seven-minute bonus episode: Sensei Tommy - black belt under Roger Gracie - breaks down the intelligent way to improve your jiu-jitsu game and avoid silly training mistakes. VERY helpful, next step is to put it into practice...

Tired of chronic fatigue syndrome

Tired of chronic fatigue syndrome

February 1, 2019

Writer Nick Duerden had a very active life before he was hit by an illness that left him virtually unable to leave the house. Luckily he could still type, so he wrote a book about how he used alternative medicine to try and overcome his condition. Sceptical about all of this? I was - and thankfully so was Nick...

Get Well Soon: Adventures in Alternative Healthcare is published by Bloomsbury

Find out about Nick's other work at Nickduerden.co.uk