The Health Happens Podcast

Health & Wellness Podcasts

The Health Happens Podcast was born from a desire to take the formal-speak of medicine and make it into something more personal. And something more entertaining, because we can't help that we're so funny. So join us for a coffee, tea, or even a drink while we explore, discuss, and debate the facts (and feelings) of the hottest topics in health and medicine.




The Health Happens Podcast was born from a desire to take the formal-speak of medicine and make it into something more personal. And something more entertaining, because we can't help that we're so funny. So join us for a coffee, tea, or even a drink while we explore, discuss, and debate the facts (and feelings) of the hottest topics in health and medicine.






COVID-19 Update 4 April 3 - 508

To mask or not to mask, that is the question


COVID-19 Update 3 - March 30, 2020

Today we have a look at some Canadian and global stats including doubling time to identify hot spots and areas that are in retreat. How lonh do we expect isolation measures to last? Do those who recover gain immunity?


COVID-19 Update 2 - March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Updste - Originally Recorded March 25, 2020. News, updates and discussion surrounding social/physical distancing, self-isolation and self-quarantine


COVID-19 Update #1 - March 23, 2020

With the global situation changing so fast and more information becoming available, it is time for more on COVID coming your way. We will provide updates on the current situation and the freshest facts. And, find out: Are you a Covidiot? Have you contracted the Moronavirus? Or are you just being socially responsible? How to make sense of ourselves and our behaviours in these trying times. Plus, answering listener qusetions and taking a look at some herbal medicines as candidates for...


COVID-19 - Outbreak Podcast - Episode #504

**Recorded March 13, 2020** COVID Happens. Yes, it happened. We are now in a global pandemic and there is a lot of information and misinformation circulating. Chris and Mike will attempt to cut through the BS and give the straight facts and the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus disease, social distancing, and more.


The Love Happens Podcast - Part 2

Back again this year by popular demand (according to Chris), it's the Love Happens Valentine's Show! We answer all your questions about how to live and love for one more year.


Saunas - AKA Drop it Like Its Hot - Episode #502

Hot enough for you? Let's find out if all that sweating is really worth it. (Hint: it is.)


Models of Behaviour Change - Episode #501

We figure right around now you're starting to wane on the ole New Years Resolutions (remember those?) so in this episode, we talk about behaviour change and the reasons why some people are more successful than others at sticking to those goals.


Melatonin - It's the Sleepy-Time Tea of hormones! - Episode #433

It's a hormone that can be taken as a supplement and we need it to get into quality restful sleep. Join Chris and Mike to find out why everybody's talking about melatonin.


Blue Light and your Health: AKA One Light, Two Light. Red Light, Blue Light - Episode #432

Whats al;l the fuss about blue light? Everyone seems to be talking about it lately. Well, as it turns out, the blue light part of the visible spectrum is pretty bad for your eyes and your hormones, especially at night. This week, Mike and Chris look at the effects of blue and red light on your eyes and strategies to minimize the harmful effects of blue light and optimize your health.


Food Additives - More than just pretty food - Episode #431

Food additives have been part of many of our foods our entire lives. Including colours, flavours, preservatives, etc. However, there are folks who believe that food additives are not as harmless as they may appear. This week, Chris and Mike get into the research and get down to the bottom of the issue. Are they bad for us? Is it possible to avoid food additives? Are there healthier alternatives? Hear them get reactive like they just downed a batch of red dye #40.


Psoriasis - Episode #430

Another inflammatory topic from the HHPcast. Find out how a couple hilarious NDs approach one of our most common skin conditions.


Vaccines AKA: Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Episode #429

We've waited a long time to stab into this one. But finally, Mike and Chris are ready to talk about a highly polarizing topic: Vaccines. We will dig into some of the more common questions people have about vaccines. What are they? Are they necessary? Do they cause more harm than good? What about mercury and autism? So roll up your sleeve and get ready for your shot of medicine. Warning: adjuvants contain humour and may cause you to wet yourself.


GMO or GM No Thank you? - Episode #428

GMO's are a hot topic and very polarizing. Some people will tell you they are here to save the world and fix the world;s hunger problems. Others will tell you they are an abomination...humans playing God without any regard for human health or consideration for the environmental impact. Throw in a big, bad corporation into the mix an you have a story that is as compelling as it is contraversial!Where do Chris and Mike stand on GMO foods? Are they bad for you? Are they bad for the planet? Are...


Real People with Super Powers! - Episode #427

This week, Mike and Chris look at some super-human abilities found in some real people, and discuss the cool, and interesting medical reasons behind their "powers".


Healthy Aging AKA: The September Podcast - Episode #426

Age aint nothing but a number. And throwing down aint nothing but a thang. But humans have still been trying to defy aging for as long as there have been grey hairs. This week, Mike and Chris talk about some of the science behind aging and what options are out there to prevent premature aging and maybe, just maybe even slow down the biological aging process.They say you're only as old as you feel. So you might as well do everything you can to feel as young as possible as long as possible....


Testosterone and Growth Hormone: AKA Forever Young- Episode #425

Testosterone and Growth Hormone decline with age, so if we put back the hormones of youth can we stay young and healthy forever? What could possibly go wrong?


Common Pain Conditions: AKA Cuts Like a Knife - Episode #424

All of us get it at some point, but how much pain can we avoid by making small changes? And, once it's there, what can we do to treat common pain places like the low back, shoulders, and knees?


Dementia and Cognitive Decline - Episode #423

After age 60, the liklihood of dementia increases by 5% every five years. What does that mean for me? Can the loss of cognitive function be prevented or treated?


Poopcast: AKA A show about poop - Episode #422

Stool and You. Mike and Chris teach us what your poops have to say about you and your health.