Weight As A Moral Issue

Weight As A Moral Issue

There are lots of things that can be potentially bad for our health. As a society we seem more accepting of some, but not so of others. There is lots of research that shows longer working hours can be problematic for our well being. It’s linked with impaired sleep, depression, heavy drinking, diabetes, impaired memory and heart disease (to name a few). Symptoms and illnesses that can impair someone’s quality of life. Overworking is also bad for the economy. It’s an expense for individual businesses due to lower productivity and absenteeism. It’s also a burden for the health services, … [Read more...]

058: Applying Pareto’s Principle To Health

Paretos Principle

Episode 058: Welcome to another instalment of Real Health Radio. Today I'm covering Pareto's principle (or the 80/20 Principle) and how you can use it to make your health journey easier.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:00 What is Pareto’s Principle? 2:45 How it applies it different situations 5:10 The multiplication factor of it 6:35 How to apply it to health   Links that I mention in the show: 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall   Thanks so much for joining this week. Have some feedback you’d like to … [Read more...]

Your Health Bank Balance

money

A helpful analogy I often use to think about health is to imagine it in terms of money in the bank. The better health that someone has, the higher amount of money they have in their account. They have more money (energy) to call on in short term emergencies. They also have the ability to spend more on long-term projects, without depleting the original pot because more money continues to come in. When working with clients, I’m always thinking about what their current wealth (health) is and what their current spending is like. What are things that they can do to bring in more wealth in the … [Read more...]

A Favour To Ask

A Favour

For over a year now I’ve created a podcast show. During this time there has been a couple of missed weeks but on the whole I’ve been faithful to my original commitment to have it be a weekly show.   I constantly tell people that the podcast is the best thing I’ve ever done. It gives me a chance to share ideas in long format, going way deeper than I can in written format.   And because people can listen to episodes while travelling to work or cooking or while working out, they aren’t having to find extra time to listen to an hour-long show. When I first started the podcast I had no … [Read more...]

057: Interview with Kamal Patel

Kamla Patel

Episode 057: Welcome to another instalment of Real Health Radio. Kamal is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and is on hiatus from a PhD in nutrition, in which he researched the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics. Kamal is the director of Examine.com, which is an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 2:55 When he got into nutrition … [Read more...]

056: Understanding Fluid Intake And Urination

Fluid Intake and Urination

Episode 056: It's another instalment of Real Health Radio and this week I'm looking at the topic of fluid intake and urination. We've all heard that we need to drink 1.5L or 2L or 8 cups of water a day, but how true is this? How often should you be urinating and what colour should it be? Does coffee and tea count towards your fluid intake? We cover all of this and much more as part of the show. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 2:40 The purpose of urination 5:40 The three components of hydration 7:35 The importance of electrolytes 9:15 How food … [Read more...]

How Do You Think About Your Food Choices?

How Do You Think About Your Food Choices?

Last week I was speaking to a client. It’s a new client and it’s still early days with us working together. On one of the days she had some chocolate cake in the afternoon and she was feeling down about it. She made the comment she wished she could be like other health practitioners that she follows, who are able to listen to their body and not eat sugary food like this.   Her comment reminded me of when I was studying nutrition and I had this idea in my head of what my teachers’ ate. I imagined that they thrived every day on the most healthful home cooked food and that they were … [Read more...]