084: Interview With Rachel W. Cole

Interview with Rachel W. Cole

Episode 084: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I'm speaking with Rachel W. Cole. Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and … [Read more...]

Using C.A.N To Improve Your Eating

Using C.A.N. to Improve Your Eating

This month I spent a couple of days doing nothing but going through research looking at how the environment affects our eating behaviour. It culminated in me releasing two podcasts on the topic (which you can listen to here and here). One of the big things I’m constantly trying to work on with clients is how to make eating healthful food easy and habitual. So rather than having to use willpower at every meal and remind themselves about the long term benefits of a higher fruit and vegetable intake, they set up the environment so that healthful choices happen automatically. A recurring … [Read more...]

Helping Out The Podcast

Helping Out The Podcast

Last week I released episode 83 of Real Health Radio. I love putting the show together. I use it to help further my own knowledge and research, while (hopefully) providing practical content and explaining complex ideas in an easy to follow way. The feedback I get from it is positive and the audience of loyal listeners has consistently grown since the show started. My goal is for this to increase even more. The reach of the podcast is significantly affected by iTunes and the number of people they suggest it to. When someone searches for certain keywords, it’s iTunes that decides … [Read more...]

Demonising Macronutrients

Demonising Macronutrients

For a long time we’ve been fighting “macro-nutrient wars.” Macronutrients refer to carbohydrates, protein and fats, and for the last 50 plus years we’ve been demonising at least one of them. In the late 70s through to the 90s it was fat that was the bad guy. We were told that if we just kept our fat low, everything would work out fine.* From the 2000s to present, the blame starts to move to carbohydrates. They became the villain that we all need to look out for. But this constant focus on macronutrients really misses the point. Because the biggest change to our eating over the last … [Read more...]

083: How The Environment Affects Food Choices (Part 2)

How Environment Affects Food Choices (Part 2)

Episode 083: Welcome to another installment of Real Health Radio. In this episode we take another looks at how environmental factors like glassware size, restaurant environment, dining companions and mood can affect food choice and consumption. This episode is specifically looking at how this impacts on adults (part one addressed the affect of environment on children). Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:55 Where the information this episode is based on came from 4:25 Where to find the links to the show notes 4:55 Motion of food in advertising affects … [Read more...]

Possibility, Probability and the Survivorship Bias

Possibility, Probability and the Survivorship Bias

I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss’ podcast. I haven’t read any of his books and I’m sceptical of some of the health advice I’ve heard him give, but he’s a skilled interviewer and has an eclectic mix of guests on his show. One of the ideas I’ve heard him reference a number of times is the survivorship bias. Survivorship bias is the logical error of focusing on the people or things that “survived” some process, but inadvertently overlooking those that did not, because of their lack of visibility. This can lead to overly optimistic beliefs because failures are ignored. Let me give a … [Read more...]

082: Interview with Mel Noakes

Interview With Mel Noakes

Episode 082: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I'm speaking with Mel Noakes, The Self Care Coach.  Mel specialises in working with women to balance their professional success with their personal health and happiness. She helps her clients slow down, embrace their uniqueness and respect their bodies so that they can thrive. She teaches women to find success and happiness on their terms and believes an extraordinary life starts with self care. She has shared the stage with Denise Lewis OBE, Victoria Pendleton and … [Read more...]