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