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When it comes to our health and well-being, we all need a little support now and again. Most of the time we are rushed off our feet and want something to give us a helpful boost, and podcasts are the perfect solution. They provide a useful and informative platform that can be accessed at any time of day, whether you’re cosy at home or on your daily commute to work.
So here is a list of 11 podcasts we’ve compiled that discuss the world of health, from the author's own perspective and knowledge. All of them are health experts in their own right, discussing everything from The Paleo Diet and Veganism to IBS and Vaginal Bacteria! (Although we must admit that there is a definite leaning towards all things gut-related. We just can't help it!)
There should be something to grab everyone's attention, so take a look and explore the insightful world of health podcasts.
Listen if: you're new to the world of gut health.
Joining Estee Lalonde is The Gut Stuff, co-founded by The Mac Twins who are in fact, DJs! They get straight to the facts, talking all about current trends in the world of gut health. This includes fermented foods, probiotic supplements, the importance of looking at specific bacterial strains, and the rise of antibiotic resistance. A great listen with key takeaways to benefit your digestive health every day.
We suggest this episode: A Healthy Gut with The Gut Stuff
Listen if: you want to know how to improve your gut health.
The gut is implicated in a host of different health conditions, from joint pain to depression. But why is gut health so problematic for so many of us in the 21st Century? Dr Chatterjee discusses this with clinical researcher, author and gut expert, Dr Michael Ruscio. They talk about the increase in hygiene practices and antibiotic use and ask whether we have traded life expectancy and infant mortality for allergy and autoimmune conditions. They delve into what happens in the gut in the first three years of life and discuss what you can do to improve your gut health. This is a subject that is very dear to our hearts, and you can read: Child microbiome: Dr Kate's guide here.
We suggest this episode: Gut Health and Probiotics with Dr Michael Ruscio
Listen if: you want to learn all about gut health in 'digestible' chunks.
The Gutology Podcast is on a mission to help you optimise your gut. Join gut health expert Julia Davies and award winning podcaster Ollie Gallant for a fascinating journey into your digestive system. Sharing information on how to restore your gut health and showing you the science behind it. The perfect podcast for those wanting to find out all they can about the gut.
We suggest this episode: The gut is the root of all health
Listen if: you want to find out what is fact from fiction in the world of probiotics.
Scientists increasingly discover the central role that gut bacteria play on many aspects of health, from our weight to our mental well-being. But, science still has a way to go before we know exactly what nutrition is best for our gut, so joining Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert is Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and Consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Tim leads the largest microbiome project in the UK, which makes him ideally placed to sift fact from fiction on gut health's wonder foods, probiotics, prebiotics and exactly what changes to your diet can genuinely boost your health.
We suggest this episode: The Power of the Gut
Listen if: you want to know more about why the gut is so important, with healthy tips along the way.
Matt and Ella talk to lead researcher Dr Megan Rossi about the overall importance of the gut, also known as a 'second brain', in maintaining both physical and mental health. Looking at the nitty gritty of digestion, bloating, microbiomes, sourdough, kombucha and how our body works.
We suggest this episode: The Gut: Why it Matters
Listen if: you want to know what can help woman’s health, naturally.
Kim & Amy Sedgwick created Red Tent Sisters to provide holistic solutions to women's fertility, sexuality and contraceptive dilemmas. They interview experts about a variety of reproductive and sexual health topics to bring women the best in holistic, eco-friendly solutions to their most pressing reproductive and sexual health concerns.
We suggest this episode: Vaginal Bacteria: The good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Listen if: you’re looking for a high protein diet with a natural approach to good food.
Abel James shares his knowledge on losing body fat and gaining muscle through ‘The Wild Diet’. His podcasts feature authors, chefs, doctors and health professionals sharing their knowledge about the benefits of a highly nutritious, high protein diet. He also has a food and drinks app called ‘Caveman Feast’ and two books about ‘The Wild Diet’. His philosophy focuses on the use of unprocessed meat from free-range, grass-fed, and humanely reared livestock, and eating protein-heavy, low carb and high fibre ‘real’ food. Focusing more on quality, not quantity, and the more natural, the better.
We suggest this episode: Mark Sission - The primal connection
Listen if: you want the scientific proof and not mainstream myths.
Chris Kresser looks at health information based on scientifically-proven facts and discusses how to prevent and reverse disease naturally. Through his own personal health journey, he shares his findings from across the globe and explains in detail, what works and what doesn't. He interviews industry professionals to help raise important health topics, discussing important issues that are happening in modern society today.
We suggest this episode: Is a disrupted gut at the root of modern disease? – with Dr. Justin Sonnenburg
Listen if: you want all-round advice on how to be better at everything!
Dave Asprey describes himself as a biohacker, who has made his own body a personal laboratory, experimenting with his health and performance to improve his overall well-being and biological status. He has an honest and upfront approach and tackles subjects such as how to lose fat and get rid of cravings, the importance of eating healthy fats, how to change your sleep pattern, and what is important for your body.
We suggest this episode: Creating a healthy gut for beautiful skin – Dr. Trevor Cates
Listen if: you want to know more about the Paleo diet, including recipes & having a healthier lifestyle.
Diane Sanfilippo specialises in Paleo nutrition, blood sugar regulation and digestive health. She has written her own book ‘Practical Paleo’ which offers a customised approach to health and a whole-foods lifestyle. Her podcasts feature her knowledge about the Paleo diet and how everyday symptoms can be improved with this diet plan. As some of her clients are from red carpet Hollywood, its safe to say she has gained recognition for her health information.
We suggest this episode: All about digestion – Gut Microbiome, Antacids, Probiotics, Constipation & SIBO
Listen if: you want to understand more about the gut and the microbiome - and how it interacts with our immune system.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince return for a new series. Make sure you listen to this episode all about microbes. They ask, 'Are microbes the secret rulers of the world?' with guests Jon Copley, Monica Gray and comedian Ed Byrne. They discuss the importance of our immune systems and explain exactly what microbes are.
We suggest this episode: Microbes: Secret Rulers of the World?
We are dedicated to improving the world's knowledge about gut health, and we love to see these podcasts promoting the importance of gut health for general well-being. Our website has useful tips to help everyone understand more about probiotics, and to find out even more take a look at our articles, What are Probiotics? and Myth Busters.
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