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Megan Ramos – IDM: Intensive Dietary Management

Megan Ramos, co-founder and director of the IDM (Intensive Dietary Management) program joins me on today's podcast. Megan's co-founder is Dr Jason Fung, a pioneer in the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal. In this episode, we discuss how chronic disease is linked to insulin and blood sugar, why insulin that is too high or too low is an issue, and the details of a low carb, healthy fat diet. Having been the first patient to go through the IDM program and...


Dr Nirala Jacobi – The SIBO Doctor: Gut and SIBO specialist

Naturopath, Dr Nirala Jacobi joins me to discuss the gut. We go on a food journey through the body and take it back to basics as to why the gut is so important. Nirala is well known for being the SIBO Doctor, SIBO stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. If you haven't heard about SIBO before then stay tuned, it's a condition that is linked to a range of disorders including IBS and thyroid issues. Selected Links from the Episode Dr Nirala Jacobi website The SIBO Doctor website...


Grahame Rees – Low-stress and Regenerative Agriculture

Grahame Rees, an educator, farmer and 4th generation sheep and wool producer joins me on this weeks episode. During the episode, we cover some questions such as where does our food come from? What are the challenges for people on the farm? In addition to these questions we also discuss what is low-stress stockmanship, what can animals teach us about stress, what is the difference between climate change and climate variability? I believe it is essential for those of us in the city to connect...


Niraj Naik – The Renegade Pharmacist: Discover Your Inner Pharmacy

Niraj Naik, known internationally as The Renegade Pharmacist, joins me on today's show. Niraj is a qualified pharmacist but after witnessing the side effects his patients experienced for pharmaceuticals, not to mention his own health challenges, Niraj embarked on a journey of profound self-healing and education. Our conversation covers a broad range of topics, but there are two questions that he asks everyone that I think is incredibly powerful. The question of having to do something or...


Kate Harris – GECA: Good Environmental Choice Australia

Kate Harris is CEO of GECA - Good Environmental Choice Australia. GECA is an organisation we should all become more familiar with, it is Australia's only independent, not for profit, multi-sector, sustainability and environmental certification program. In today's episode, we discuss consumer consciousness and why it is something we should all be striving for. We discuss the life cycle of a product, circular or collaborative economy, supply chain issues, modern slavery, sustainable...


Dr Jacques Imbeau – Integrative Dental Medicine

Dr Jacques Imbeau, an integrative dental and natural medicine practitioner, joins me today. He is one of New Zealand's leading integrative health practitioners, with a mindset that addressing oral health improves a person's general health and wellbeing. Jacques' approach is about working with each individual person to find the best treatment for them to improve their health and wellbeing. Selected Links from Episode Dr. Jacques Imbeau website Australasian Holistic Dentistry Summit Unstress...


Dr Jason Hawrelak – The Probiotic Advisor

Dr. Jason Hawrelak joins me to discuss the role of microbes in our gastrointestinal system and what we can do to look after them. Our understanding about microbes is rapidly evolving, we are now able to apply these new learnings to improve a wide variety of health outcomes. Jason is a naturopathic physician who has done both honours and his PhD in the areas of intestinal dysfunction, microbiome manipulation and the clinical applications of both pre and probiotics. Jason specialises in the...


Steph Lowe – The Real Food Athlete

Steph Lowe joins me to discuss a real food approach to sports nutrition. Steph is a Sports Nutritionist who works with athletes at the top of their game. However, the lessons she shares in the episode are lessons for us all, even if you aren't an elite athlete. Steph's approach incorporates low carb and healthy fats, an approach that differs from the high carb recommendations traditionally promoted for athletes. We discuss the low-carb healthy fat approach and its effects on productivity and...


Dr. Thomas Levy – Vitamin C, the Dental Connection..and more

Dr. Thomas Levy joins me to discuss the proper role of vitamin C and antioxidants in the treatment of a host of medical conditions and diseases. We also discuss the hidden epidemic of oral disease and the role it plays in our health. Selected Links from the Episode Dr. Thomas Levy website Dr. Thomas Levy books Unstress episode with Dr Lewis Ehrlich on oral health Unstress episode with Dr Steven Lin on the dental diet Unstress episode with Dr Sandra Kahn on narrow jaws Download the PDF...


Glenn Morris – The Importance of Soil in Building Resilience

lenn Morris, joins me to discuss the importance of soil in building resilience, improving the lands ability to absorb and store water, and improve the nutrient value of the land. Glenn is an organic beef farmer in Northern New South Wales who has studied agricultural science. Glenn has seen first hand the vulnerability of our land and the way sustainable agriculture cannot only regenerate it, but help it thrive. Selected Links from the Episode Glenn Morris Website Unstress episode with Allan...


Professor Grant Schofield – What the Fast?

Professor Grant Schofield joins me to discuss obesity, low carb, fasting and confusing public health messages. As a professor of public health, Grant focuses on reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In this episode he explains the complex role hormones play in our bodies, benefits of fasting/restricted eating and some of his top tips for getting started. Selected Links from the Episode Prof. Grant Schofield website Prof....


Professor Jules Pretty – Manifesto of the Green Mind

Professor Jules Pretty joins me to discuss the inseparable link between our health and the health of our environment. He shares what sustainability is to him, how we can implicate it in our societies and the potential impact that can have on us as individuals. We discuss GDP and whether it is truly a good measurement of success, we also discuss the true cost of food, sustainable agriculture and the benefits that natural spaces have on our lives. Selected Links from the Episode Professor...


Dr Robert Rountree – Good Health Begins in the Gut

Dr. Robert Rountree joins me to discuss the importance of gut health. He explains how gut issues can influence other conditions in the body, how we know if something isn’t right and what we can do to improve our gut health. He also discusses the difference between integrative and functional medicine, while providing some simple and practical tips to improving your health. Selected Links from the Episode Institute of Functional Medicine website Australasian College of Nutritional and...


Dr Ian Billinghurst – Pointing the Bone at Cancer

Dr Ian Billinghurst joins me to discuss the many parallels between our own health and the health of domesticated animals, our pets. Dr Ian Billinghurst is a nutritionist, agricultural scientist, veterinary surgeon, lecturer, nutritional consult and author. We discuss his newest book, ‘Pointing the Bone at Cancer’, a book that provides a solution for a disease that is striking with increased frequency and severity. We discuss cancer as a metabolic disease and the use of targeted nutritional...


Dr Jason Kaplan – Integrative and Preventative Cardiology

 Integrative cardiologist and physician, Dr Jason Kaplan joins me to discuss prevention for heart disease, a holistic approach to patient care and sports cardiology. Dr Kaplan combines principles of cardiovascular, nutritional, functional and mind-body medicine in his approach to health. He also shares some surprising insights into the cardio health of elite athletes and discusses the importance of exercise for our health. Selected Links from the Episode Dr Jason Kaplan website Coronary...


Cliff Harvey – Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Appropriate Diets

Nutritionist, Naturopath, educator, author and PhD candidate, Cliff Harvey joins me to chat about a carbohydrate and ketogenic appropriate diet. We discuss what is an appropriate amount of carbohydrate, what ketosis is, calorie restriction, macronutrients, fasting and cancer. This episode is full of information for all of us, with practical tips around diet and nutrition. Selected Links from the Episode Cliff Harvey website Cliff Harvey books: The Keto-Appropriate Diet The Carbohydrate...


Dr. Deb Levy – The 5p’s to Health

Holistic paediatrician, Dr. Deb Levy joins me to discuss children’s health. She has a great model for thinking about health and all its challenges that she calls her ‘5 P’s’. Dr. Deb takes us through the 5 p’s and how they apply to the health of all of us, not just children. Dr. Deb uses a holistic integrative approach which means combining the best of conventional medicine with an in-depth knowledge of nutrition, biology, and science to create safe treatment plans which may include both...


Prof David Sanderson – Building Resilience into our Cities

Today I am joined by Professor David Sanderson who has specialised in urban disaster, urban resilience and humanitarian aid. We hear almost on a daily basis about a disaster going on somewhere in the world, David weighs in on why we are seeing so much of this happening and what actually constitutes a disaster. He also talks about the role of aid and what actually is effective humanitarian aid. Our environment directly influences our health and this is a theme we will continue to be exploring...


Dr. Sandra Kahn – Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

 Dr. Sandra Kahn joins me to talk about a silent epidemic affecting our population, narrow jaws. She discusses why this is such a huge problem, the habits we need to be teaching children in order to develop muscles for healthy jaws and teeth. She also shares why as adults we also need to be chewing and not just drinking smoothies or eating soft foods. Sandra explains her own approach 'forwardontics' and how it differs from the traditional approach to straightening teeth. Selected Links from...


Dr. Lewis Ehrlich – Dental (Oral) Health Week

This week is Australian Dental Health Week and I am joined by my partner in the surgery, Dr. Lewis Ehrlich. Lewis and I bring the dentist to you, we discuss what we are looking for during a general checkup and why it is important for your health. Selected Links from the Episode Dr. Lewis Ehrlich website Sydney Holistic Dental Centre website Unstress episode with Dr. Lewis Ehrlich on oral health Unstress episode with Dr. Steven Lin on the Dental Diet Download the PDF transcription Dr. Ron...