Prelude Episode – COVID19
Hello and a VERY big welcome back to The Food Medic Podcast.
Before we dive into SEASON FOUR of the podcast, I wanted to record a prelude chatting about what has been going on in the world over the last few weeks and my experience working as a COVID19 doctor. Make sure to keep listening through to the end as I answer all the questions you sent in about COVID19 on social media.
Tune back in next time when we kick off the season with Dr Jessamy Hibberd who I sit down and chat to about Imposter Syndrome and what we can do about it.
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EPISODE 1 – Imposter Syndrome
Do you ever feel as though, any moment now, you are going to be found out?
Do you ever feel that you’ve fooled people into thinking you’re better than you are?
Do you feel you have to work extra hard to avoid people finding out about this truth?
Do you feel that most of your accomplishments are really down to luck or being in the right place at the right time?
If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, it’s likely you’re experiencing imposter syndrome. The good news is you are not alone and it doesn’t have to be this way! Dr Jessamy explains why on this weeks episode.
[please note: this episode was recorded LIVE at the Life Lessons Festival at the beginning of 2020 prior to social distancing measures]
EPISODE 2 – The Power Hour
She is the ultimate voice and embodiment of inspiration, encouragement and motivation – and she’s also an incredible mum to her son, Jude. I’m also lucky enough to call her a friend.
I’m often asked how to get started in fitness, how to stay motivated, how to find time to do it and how to reach your goals, both in training and in life – and the one woman who came to my mind, as the perfect person for this episode, was Adrienne.
EPISODE 3 – Periods 101 and the menopause
On this (highly requested) episode, we’re joined by GP, Dr Philippa Kaye. It’s a jam-packed episode covering everything to do with periods – what is normal, what is abnormal, what is irregular, how heavy is too heavy – and also the peri-menopause and menopause.
EPISODE 4 – women are not small men
On this episode, Dr Hazel sits down with Dr Stacy Sims – an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specialising in sex differences. She is also author of the book ROAR: a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women.
In this episode they cover:
- Training around your period
- How women compare to men in exercise performance – and in recovery
- Fuelling training throughout the lifespan
- Gut health
EPISODE 5 – The Female Brain
On this episode, Hazel chats to Dr Sarah Mc Kay, a neuroscientist and science communicator. Sarah has written a book titled Demystifying the Female Brain (also called the women’s brain book on the other side of the world) – The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness.
On the episode, they discuss:
- The main differences (if any) between male and female brains
- Common gender stereotypes when it comes to the brain
- How puberty and pregnancy alters the brain
- PMS and mood
- Why mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are more common in women.
EPISODE 6 – Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
On this episode, Dr Hazel is joined by Olympic champion and three-times world champion heptathlete Dame Jessica Ennis Hill. Hazel chats to Jessica about her incredible career as an Olympic athlete, injuries and setbacks, announcing her retirement, how her day-to-day has changed – including her training, her new app [Jennis Fitness], and being a mum to two young kids.
EPISODE 7 [part 1] – INFERIOR: How Science Got Women Wrong
In this two part episode, Dr Hazel is joined by Angela Saini, an award-winning science journalist who holds Masters degrees in Engineering from The University of Oxford, and in Science and Security from King’s College London. Angela is also author of the books Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and Superior: The Return of Race Science.
In part 1 they discuss the effect of sexism on scientific research, how scientists often reinforce sex and gender stereotypes – instead of challenging them, and how sexism influences social beliefs.
EPISODE 7 [part 2] – SUPERIOR: The Return of Race Science
In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr Hazel is again joined by Angela Saini, an award-winning science journalist who holds Masters degrees in Engineering from The University of Oxford, and in Science and Security from King’s College London. Angela is also author of the books Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and Superior: The Return of Race Science.
In part 2 they discuss her second book Superior: the return of race science. The conversation covers the history of race science and Eugenics, why race science is re-emerging, racial disparities in healthcare – including COVID-19, and ancestry tests.
EPISODE 8 – Content Content
*This podcast episode includes some sensitive and potentially triggering content relating to eating disorders and body image.*
Dr Hazel chats to Roz about her career as a model and turbulent relationship with her body and food, and how that has evolved over the years, how she avoids the pressure of having the perfect instagram profile and has learnt to be content in her own skin, sustainable fashion and food!
If you have been affected by the topics discussed in this episode, or are looking for additional support, please visit https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
EPISODE 9 – The Plant-Based Athlete
On this episode, Dr Hazel sits down with Anita Bean – Registered Nutritionist specialising in sports nutrition, published author (of 29 books!), and former British bodybuilding champion. Anita is also the nutritionist for the London Marathon and Good Housekeeping.
In this episode they cover:
- The benefits of a plant based diet for health and performance
- Nutrients that are a bit more tricky to obtain from a plant based diet
- Good plant-based protein sources and meeting protein requirements
- Low carbohydrate diets in athletes
- Gut issues in athletes following a plant based diet
- Plant based examples of what to eat before, during, and after exercise
- Carb-loading before an endurance event
- Hydration and electrolyte replacement
EPISODE 10 – Life as a Junior Doctor; Instagram vs. Reality
In this episode, they chat about:
- life as junior doctor – and to what to expect for all the new doctors starting in August
- taking less conventional routes in training
- juggling side projects alongside medicine
- supporting your mental health working in healthcare
- racism in the NHS