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Rooks Heath Podcast, hosted by a qualified physiotherapist, health activist and blogger Farouk Bello. In this podcast, we are going to be debunking and explaining some common and controversial health myths and misconceptions. All the way from topics on stretching and supplements to health and racial inequalities in healthcare. We are going to be having conversations with doctors, physiotherapists, other medical professionals, health/wellness experts, athletes and lot more people that know th ...
 
The Greenpeace Podcast brings you sound-rich environmental stories that travel across borders. Engaging listeners through storytelling, this podcast builds environmental literacy in a way that inspires, amuses and empowers. Listen to monthly 15 minute episodes that break down some of today's hottest and most controversial environmental issues. Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to ...
 
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In this interview with Justin, we go over some essential tips for applying for a health and care visa UK. Justin is an International Physiotherapist who applied for a Tier 2 visa in 2020 and is now changing to the Health and care visa in 2021. We go over some great tips and share our experiences about the process of applying for a Job as physiother…
 
We talk a lot about empathy and trying to understand what patients and other people are going through. But until you are put in a situation where you are the patient and are at the mercy of medical professionals, it poses a very humbling experience. Recently I have been in the position of a patient and made me get a glimpse of what it's like to be …
 
Reproductive health seems to be like a big word for us to all handle and digest. It represents a lot of things but mostly when this word comes to mind most of us would directly relate this to sexual activity and sexual health, but little did we know that it goes far beyond that, that it is a social issue that needs to be addressed. In this episode …
 
Toxicology the study of poison. How toxic do you think the water you drink is or the foods you eat ? or even some of your medications ?. In this podcast with Dr. Joe a toxicologist we discuss all thing toxins which include: Which is better Tap vs Bottled water Drug regulations Processed foods Supplements And a lot More Check out Dr joe on his websi…
 
Love Growth and Freedom: Season 4 Finale Why is celebrating your wins important? What does it mean to celebrate? To acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity. If you are to acknowledge yourself as a person and all of who you are. Your wins and progress also have the right to be acknowledged big …
 
Fake Health news can spread very quickly. In this podcast, I talk about the 2 groups of people that can easily spread this type of news Make sure to check out www.rookshealth.com for more information and a deeper dive into this episode and more health and wellness topics To read more blog posts on each podcast episode check https://www.rookshealth.…
 
Love Growth and Freedom How do we trust and be grateful for the process? What is trusting the process? The slogan Trust the process has been widely used by people all over the world. What does it really mean? It means that we have to have faith in all the hard work that we’re putting in to get to our dreams. Things may look bad now but have faith t…
 
Love Growth and Freedom Why do we have to thank the strangers we meet? What are some lessons that you got from strangers? I know that growing up we were warned not to walk to strangers. But as I grew old that fear and prejudice in talking to a stranger has slowly faded away. I found out that confiding in a complete stranger is very refreshing. Just…
 
Love Growth and Freedom: Season 4 How do you thank your friends? To all the friends that we have! We all go through our lives moving from one stage to other and more often than not we spend these times growing up with individuals we end up calling friends. Some even become our best friends and as we grow up we get pulled apart in different directio…
 
Rachael Moses (@AHPLeader) is a Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist based in the UK. How to Save your lungs is a discussion with Rachel on the different ways we can damage/destroy your lungs and what we can do to protect and save your lungs in the 2nd podcast episode. In this podcast episode on how to destroy your lungs we talk about : Long Covi…
 
Rachael Moses (@AHPLeader) is a Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist based in the UK. How to Destroy your lungs is a discussion with Rachel on the different ways we can damage/destroy your lungs and what we can do to protect and save our lungs in the 2nd podcast episode ( next week's episode). In this podcast episode on how to destroy your lungs …
 
What are the things that 2020 has taught you? This year was the definition of chaos! We were reminded that we have little to no control of the things that happened around the world. Even if we are just a fraction of this world and universe our actions and the things we put out into the world affect each and every one of us in tiny ripples. You’re s…
 
How can you show appreciation to your family? Every family is different? The family is the basic unit of society. Family is your first social ecological system, the one the rears you and prepares you for the world. Most conversation and how you come to terms with yourself starts at the dinner table according to Michelle Obama. The effects of being …
 
How gratitude changes people 1. Goal of the episode· To understand how gratefulness can change us· Know the benefits and lasting effects of practicing gratitude and what we could expect Have does practicing gratefulness change our life? Gratefulness or Gratitude isn’t something we buy on the internet or just quickly adapt when we decide to practice…
 
This is the second part of the conversation with Ann Gates To know more about Ann Gates you can check out her on Twitter as @exerciseworks and the exercise works website here Make sure to check out www.rookshealth.com for more information and a deeper dive into this episode and more health and wellness topics To read more blog posts on each podcast…
 
So what now? You've started to learn to be grateful for the things you have? What are your best practices? and what are the biggest challenge for you in learning to be more grateful with life itself and it's glorious process? What were the things that gave you a hard time in being grateful? -Not being mindful enough of the things that go on in my l…
 
Ann Gates, the founder of Exercise works is a remarkable person who has been at the forefront of promoting physical activity and exercise as a means of prevention and treatment for diseases, particularly Non-communicable diseases. In this episode we discuss: What is Exercise Works! Why people do not Exercise and why they cant? Exercise as a medicin…
 
This episode will be talking about the benefits of gratitude and the things that it could teach us. Helping us to reflect on the things that has changed us greatly. Finding the light and the head space to accept the things we can't change and be grateful for the things that brought us change that we weren't ready for but needed. Welcome to our 4th …
 
Opening up to someone has always been challenging. The idea of being vulnerable about our emotions and thoughts to someone could be daunting, because of all the preconceived notions and judgements that could come off of it. What I learned is that it is extremely liberating and powerful to be able to think out loud and be open to someone you can tru…
 
Is soya, coconut and other non-dairy milk bad for you? Should you even drink them? Find out the answer to this question in this podcast episode Make sure to check out www.rookshealth.com for more information and a deeper dive into this episode and more health and wellness topics To read more blog posts on each podcast episode check https://www.rook…
 
This episode with Kimberly was recorded in September, we had this conversation because we thought it was an important conversation to have. Make sure to listen to the previous episode with Kimberly to fully understand who she is and why this she is a very key figure in this area. How does where you are from affect your risk of mental illness? How d…
 
How do we move forward? Life is a rollercoaster ride Riding it the first time around will get you shocked every time you hit the highs and lows The truth about life We're all going to have to prepare for the worst outcome while hoping and striving for the best outcome We were never promised a storm free life but we have every chance and ability to …
 
On wondering if you’re on the right path? Episode Intro: · Do you ever feel so lost that you don’t even know where to go next? · In this episode we’ll dive deep into our thoughts as we wonder if we’re on the right path · Maybe being just sure of the now is just as important as knowing where you’re headed· Stay tuned to learn more Am I on the right …
 
What is Cancel Culture? 1. It is removing or withdrawing of support for public figures in response to problematic behaviors· Now cancelling has been so rampant and people have been unforgiving toward public figures and people in general. · In this day and age, it’s like everyone is expected to be perfect, free from making mistakes and learning from…
 
Sometimes its okay to be selfish Am I selfish to choose myself? 1. Sometimes we forget ourselves because we’re afraid of being selfish · Selfish is defined (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.· And we always think that when we choose what’s best for us and o…
 
Understanding what is true weight gain and what real muscle building can be a bit confusing. Plus I'm not just talking about building muscles in the Gym. In this episode with Dr Bubbs the legendary performance nutrition doctor for Canada basketball. What he does with the Canada basketball nutrition program Building weight and keeping agility The ba…
 
On chasing the idea of love What is love? 1. Dictionary Definition is· a quality or feeling of strong or constant affection for and dedication to another · attraction based on sexual desire: the strong affection and tenderness felt by lovers · a beloved person 2. Love is experienced and defined differently for everybody · We all know that love is r…
 
Maybe you’re not meant to fit in Will anyone ever truly understand us? 1. No, I guess not.· We are all complex beings with different thought processes. Maybe at some point, no one will ever truly understands how we all could react and think about things. 2. We have to process the internal battles inside of us · Not to worry, because even if no one …
 
On developing a healthy sense of self What is the sense of self? 1. It is the way a person views their traits, values, beliefs, and purpose in the world· Knowing your goals, values, and ideals may be equated for a strong sense of self· We are done understanding what is self-worth now we go to understanding ourselves and how we perceive our totality…
 
What is the Psychology of food? To what extent does your brain affect your eating habits and how do you how can you improve your mind and body with food. In this episode with Psychologist and Nutrition expert Kimberly Wilson ( @foodandpsych), we discuss: The brain and diets Do you actually have Depression and Anxiety? Sleep and being human Is yoga,…
 
We are often our own harshest critics, having our minds wired to only view success as the only place we could be and aim for. This episode goes in-depth and trying to understand how our self-worth should be defined internally and for who we are and not what we're expected to be by society. In this day and age, we pressure ourselves and people aroun…
 
This episode is dedicated to the times I asked the question "why can't I be like them?". Oftentimes falling in the pit of comparison and self-pity, thinking that my worth is anchored on external things. Listen as we take you into understanding that sometimes it's inevitable to compare ourselves to others but we have ways to redirect it and foster a…
 
The difference between Obesity and overweight is often unclear, so I explain the difference between the two. Also, how much of a problem is the obesity crisis in the world today and more importantly, Why should you even care? In this Episode cover: The definition of Overweight and Obesity The difference between the two Introduction to BMI The Preva…
 
On making sense of things is an episode discussing the long road map of how I frame my thoughts and perspectives. This episode highlights all the other questions and topics that we'd be discussing throughout this season. This season is exciting because I will try to bring in people of different backgrounds to answer these questions that we usually …
 
How can you have a better relationship with food and nutrition? In this Rooks health Podcast Episode 8 with Just Reid-Simms a Performance Nutritionist. We talk about how to develop a better relationship with food and eating. Also, what are some of the common misunderstandings we have about Nutrition? We talk about what really matters when you are t…
 
There is rebirth, that’s one thing I’d like to let you know. Going through such tough circumstances emotionally, mentally, and physically takes its toll and may seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is, YOU will rise up to the challenge. I have learned that losing parts of you, you thought you needed wasn’t so bad. Like a baby…
 
Halimat Adio is a Professional International London pulse Netball player. In this episode, we talk about: How to balance being a Pro Athlete and Univerity student How she recovered from some very major injuries. A-Pro netball player Training schedule and offseason workouts Balancing Mental and Physical health as a Pro athlete Her Gameday Rituals an…
 
As said in the title of this episode, It's all about Food. The story of how I met Mauro de Luca is very interesting and the food at Vegan Yes is even more. We have a very clear and dynamic conversation about: Being Vegan and The Mauro Vegan Yes story Health Benefits of Kimchi and probiotics food How to make plant-based foods Special chef cooking ti…
 
One thing that a lot of people miss out on the idea of healing is the thought of where to start? Maybe it's not where but how? In this episode join me in a more relaxed conversation sharing my personal thoughts and experiences about healing. Listen to how I relive some of the things that helped me move forward in my path of healing. If you're someo…
 
The regular approach to how to start exercise usually starts by telling you to go to the gym, Right? At Rooks Health I have a very different approach to this and I share this with you. Starting to exercise is not easy but it doesn't have to be hard also, I share the same secrets and tips as to how you can be successful at the beginning of this jour…
 
The process of healing from past traumas and hurt could be such a terrifying thing to go through. For some, it may even seem impossible. We have to note that in many levels and aspects our lives are different from each other and the perception and experiences we have are totally different so healing for each and every one of us is different in that…
 
Forgiveness is something that we all struggle to do, not because we don't want to forgive, but because it's sometimes so difficult to process the pain and hurt from experiences like this. Join my good friends and I as we discuss how we could learn how to forgive and how it is something that could set us free. It is different for everybody so to hea…
 
The world needs to have more compassion for each and every individual fostering a more cooperative state rather than a competitive one. For us to constantly grow and see new perspectives, we have to learn more about the things around us and how we could help make it better for everybody else. To cap the series off I have invited brilliant minded an…
 
Sports tape and braces are very familiar if you are around sports or athletics. But what do they really do? In this episode with NHS MSK (Musculoskeletal) and Rugby physiotherapist Grace Hodgkiss, we explore the truths behind the use of sports tape and sports bracing. In this episode we cover: When is taping used in sports What is a different type?…
 
To be gay at a time like this still isn’t easy, even though a lot of people that went before us fought tooth and nail for this kind of freedom we have, there’s still a long way. Here with me today is Karlo Bacayan a dear friend of mine to talk about his journey growing up as a gay man. Shedding light to certain struggles and triumphs that should be…
 
To be loved and accepted is a wonderful thing, but the journey we go through as part of the LGBTQIA community for this kind of acceptance is a harsh road. As a community most of us are conditioned to be accepted we have to prove ourselves and that could have devastating effects on your values. Join me and Anna Bongato as we talk about the struggles…
 
What does it mean to be a woman? Are we just limited to the conventional notion of what a woman is? Join me and my Social Media Influencer friend Kylie Celebre in this episode to discuss the twists and turns of being a transgender woman and what it means to be woman enough. Giving us room to understand the thoughts and feelings that come with being…
 
On this pride episode we have Carl Cervantes an ally of the community who is currently taking up his MA in Psychology in Ateneo. Join us in this episode to understand what it means to be an ally and how we could see things in a new perspective on the idea of representation and on being humans. Let us know what you think in the comments below. ★ Sup…
 
Struggles are a normal part of our lives and living it as a member of the LGBTQIA community doesn’t make things easier but there’s nothing I would regret. In all my life I never felt so free, so loved and accepted. This year I want to make PRIDE month special in a way where I could also guide people who are struggling to find themselves and accept …
 
Jack March is one of the leading Rheumatology physiotherapists in England he is also one of the main producers of The Physio Matters Podcast (@TPMPodcasts). Supplements like turmeric have been long popularized as remedies alternatives for joint health protection( Arthritis). But is this true? Are they good, bad or simply do nothing for your joints?…
 
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