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A scientist's view on alternative and cutting edge approaches to modern lifestyle and chronic disorders. Unpacking the mind body connection and sharing motivational conversations with alternative practitioners, scientific experts, physicians and inspirational individuals to empower you to live healthy for longer. Disclaimer: The information provided in the following podcasts is provided as educational content only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult with your registered he ...
 
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Are you looking for a novel way to ease the stresses and strains of daily life on your mind and body? Floatation therapy maybe just what you are looking for. Floatation therapy is fabulous way to achieve states of complete and effortless relaxation. Backed by decades of scientific research, floating is a great way to reduce stress, muscle tension a…
 
Optimising health for peak performance seems to be quite a male dominated domain. However, taking women's biology into account allows them to benefit from peak performance interventions too. Whether CEO, entrepreneur or stressed out mum, high performance health programmes are for everyone. Many of her clients are men. However, Angela also tailors p…
 
The term 'Medicinal Mushrooms' likely conjures images of psychedelic experiences. However, almost all mushrooms can have profound effects on our physical bodies and states of wellbeing. Biochemist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Martin Powell, is a leading authority on the medicinal properties of mushrooms. In his eyes, all mushrooms…
 
Mindfulness meditation is now an established method for reducing stress, anxiety and depression. But are there other ways if being mindful that are both fun and benefit our mental and physical health? Masterpeace combines painting with mindfulness to create a novel, mindful art experience. Co-founder, Zena el Farra, joins me this week to talk about…
 
Can we utilise music for more than art and entertainment? The answer is a resounding yes! Barry Goldstein is a speaker, writer, music producer and composer with a passion for utilising music to bring about transformation. His unique understanding of how music can influence our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies has also resulted in co…
 
Any conversation about health has to start with childhood. Food choices and nutritional habits formed in childhood dictate our relationship with food. The UK has a school meal programme for children that has come under scrutiny in the past. Nicole Pisani was a former head chef of a leading London restaurant. She gave up that role to engage in helpi…
 
Do you feel health is just too complicated? Are bad habits getting in your way? Helping people live into joyful longevity is the mission of Andrew Jobling. Andrew joins me this week to discuss the Wellness Puzzle, the culmination of 30 years experience in the health and wellness industry. He shares his epiphany that learning to regulate your emotio…
 
Adverse Childhood Experiences can increase your risk for disease as an adult. Just as important as what did happen, is what didn't happen. Emotional neglect and challenges to feelings of safety can result in attachment trauma. When left unresolved, this can initiate a cascade of events resulting in many of today's chronic diseases. Niki Gratrix is …
 
And now for something completely different.... This week is a short and snappy episode that starts with a cool new feature at London Heal. The audio content of the most recent episodes is now searchable with keywords! In addition, a quick review on some interesting new scientific findings. First up we take a look at a new study of the health benefi…
 
Every cell in your body is electric. Direct contact with the earth neutralises the body to the Earth's potential and grounds us. This process is instantaneous and scientifically proven to benefit our health. And yet, human beings can go through decades without ever connecting to the earth. Laura Koniver MD is a staunch advocate of grounding. This w…
 
If you think that herbs and acupuncture are all that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has to offer, you are very mistaken. The essence of TCM is indeed to 'nourish life' or Yang Sheng. Yang Sheng is the self-care part of TCM and is a self-healing system. The system comprises simple but powerful habits and lifestyle techniques that you can perform…
 
CBD is the buzz word of the moment. But does it really help support health and wellbeing or is it commercial hype? Since the discovery of the body's own endocannabinoid system in the late 90's, we now understand the mechanism of action for plant cannabinoids. This lends credence to the beneficial effects reported for CBD being a real thing. This we…
 
Do you need to drop a few pounds? Do you know that you could feel better and do better in life, but just can't get there? Most of us live below our potential, whether that's in terms of health, vitality or success. Ben Coomber hosts the number one health and fitness podcast. He describes himself as an everyday athlete living an awesome life. This w…
 
An estimated 85% of adult women with ADHD go undiagnosed. ADHD in women often presents differently than in men. Moreover, women suffer significantly more from the emotional effects of the disorder. Getting a diagnosis is the first step in turning a potentially life-wrecking disorder into a life of fulfilment, happiness and success. This week, my da…
 
Do you have energy for your day when you get out of bed? Increasing numbers of people are far more tired than they should be. Sadly many of them go on to develop a chronic fatigue disorder like CFS/ME and fibromyalgia. These conditions seriously impact our quality of life and can suck the joy out of living. Alex Howard had a seven year journey with…
 
Is consciousness a creation of and limited to the brain? Phenomena such as Out of Body Experiences (OBEs) would suggest otherwise. Moreover, such experiences are often transformational and can change people lives. Jade Shaw is fascinated by precisely this feature of OBEs and has dedicated her life to exploring, teaching and researching their effect…
 
Are you getting ready for your summer holiday? A holiday can be more than just fun and relaxation away from the daily grind. This week's episode draws from previous episodes to provide 6 tips on how to make the most of your holiday and improve your mental and physical wellbeing. The first three tips revolve around sun exposure, sleep and exercise. …
 
A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening and overwhelming event for both patient and friends and family. Integrative oncology is a new approach to treating patients from a holistic perspective and places the patient's overall wellbeing at the core. Catherine Zollman MD is the medical director of Penny Brohn, a charity that supports cancer patients a…
 
Are you so busy loving your life that you don’t have time for fear, regret and hate? Best selling author and health and wellness expert, Karen Salmansohn joins me this week as we discuss all things living longer and better. Karen shares her philosophy on mastering modern life and the importance of learning to move through pain. Karen realised her d…
 
Are you living a telomere-friendly lifestyle? Telomere length is a measure of longevity and predisposition for degenerative disease. The good news is that we can help protect our telomeres by the way we choose to live our lives. In this week's episode, Elissa Epel, co author of 'The Telomere Effect', shares her groundbreaking research on the effect…
 
The gentle caress of a mother's touch evokes the ultimate feelings of safety and calm. This effect is exploited in a psychosensory (mind and senses) technique known as Havening. Carol Robertson is a Havening practitioner and teacher. In this week's episode she shares her knowledge of this powerful technique to help alleviate the symptoms of stress,…
 
Astrology is viewed either as a bit of fun or a serious divination tool. In the hands of Mark Jones, it becomes a form of road map to identify familial and ancestral patterns. Mark is first and foremost a psychotherapist who practices psychosynthesis - a therapeutic approach devised by the Italian physician, Roberto Assigioli. This form of therapy …
 
Do you feel disconnected, separated and incomplete? The only way to end this agony is to 'Know Thyself'. In this second of two interviews, Advaita Tantra teacher, Igor Kufayev shares his insights into recognising this as a desire to embark on a spiritual journey. He talks about what drives us to search and to trust that we are always guided. We the…
 
Western medicine views disease and illness as a dysfunction of the the component parts and systems that make up our physiology. Eastern traditions take a different view and include the expression of creative intelligence or consciousness in the manifestation of disease. Igor Kufayev is a teacher of Advaita Trantra and, in this first of two conversa…
 
Celebrating 50 episodes, a meditation to get you through stressful and uncertain times. Also prompted by the European Elections, this spontaneous and unplugged episode looks at the emotions of frustration, uncertainty, anger and disappointment. I share my thoughts on how we can help manage these emotions in a way that builds resilience, and taps in…
 
Your immune system and your brain communicate. We now know that the brain also has it's own immune system in the form of microglia cells. Professor Hugh Perry has studied microglia cells since the 1980's. In this fact filled episode, he eloquently describes the microglia cells, how they move from a resting to activated state and their role and func…
 
Do you ever think about how you breathe? The breath is one of the only autonomic nervous processes that you can also actively and consciously control. This means controlling the breath can access control over the nervous system. This week's guest, Niraj Naik, also known as 'The Renegade Pharmacist' has pioneered a methodology that incorporates anci…
 
Is your body responding well to the physical demands you place on it? Many physical injuries are caused by not being correctly prepared. My guest this week is Scott Livingston, certified athletic therapist and strength and conditioning coach to professional and olympic athletes. Scott joins us to talk about Reconditioning, a holistic approach to sp…
 
Why do we no longer respect and value our elders? Today's youth obsessed culture has forced us to pursue youthfulness at all costs and deny ageing. In this week's solo episode, I challenge this paradigm and explore our perceptions that ageing is a slow path to disease, decrepitude and dementia. I explore how ageing has it's positive aspects and tha…
 
The incidence of chronic disease is rising rapidly. Simultaneously, the costs of healthcare are also rising and are not sustainable. In addition, the medical outcomes for many conditions are less than satisfactory. Something is clearly not working. Fortunately, a paradigm shift in the approach to healthcare is taking place as the UK government has …
 
Do you eat on the go or late at night? The ancient practice of Ayurveda works on the basis of doshas to understand a person's psycho-physiology and the interaction with the environment and time. Jillian Lavender returns to share her insights into how to adopt simple and easy Ayurvedic practices into our busy, modern lives. She discusses the doshas,…
 
Herbal medicine was the only medicine for thousands of years and the precursor to modern pharmaceuticals. The healing power of plants is the passion of this week's guest, Simon Mills, who is a world authority on herbal medicine. Simon shares his wisdom on how herbal remedies work differently to pharmaceuticals and how the formulation of these remed…
 
Allergies are on the rise, but why do we get them in the first place? In this week's episode I discuss the main theories for why we get allergies and what occurs at a cellular level when an allergic reaction takes place. The choice of conventional therapies is relatively limited, but there are several lifestyle, dietary and supplement changes that …
 
Your heart sends more signals to the brain than the other way round! In this fascinating interview, Rollin McCraty, Scientific Director of the HeartMath Institute, explains how the heart can actually regulate brain activity and the implications of that for health, wellbeing, performance and resilience. He discusses the concept of heart coherence an…
 
Only about 10% of people who suffer a cardiac arrest survive. Matt Brown is luckily one of those 10% and this week he shares his journey to recovery. In this candid and inspirational interview, Matt relays the sequence of events that followed his cardiac arrest, the fact that CPR saved his life, the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arr…
 
Modern life is more challenging than ever before. The ability to not only bounce back from adversity, but actually bounce forward and adapt is known as resilience and is a powerful quality of being human. Sadly, the rise in mental disease and chronic diseases seems to indicate a lack of resilience in many people. Professor David Peters is the Medic…
 
Warm, loving relationships are essential to our emotional and physical health. In a time where many people are isolated, disconnected and lonely, it's all the more important to learn the art of warm loving relationships. In this week's episode, relationship therapist and coach, Fiorella Martin discusses how virtual relationships are no substitute f…
 
Modern societies eat far too much processed food, leading to unhealthy diets and disease. Heather Richards, a certified nutritionist and educator is passionate about Real Food. In this episode she outlines what constitutes real food and why it's vital to control your blood sugar levels. We discuss the pitfalls of food labels and starchy carbohydrat…
 
Are you embracing your natural sleep patterns and internal clock? Circadian Rhythms are almost a hallmark of life and regulate vital processes in the brain and body, including sleep. In this episode, Professor Russell Foster shares his research and insight into how the human eye sets our master clock in the brain and the implications for orienting …
 
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Medical Acupuncture is a Western take on the traditional, usually practiced by trained medical professionals. Dr Mike Cummings is Medical Director of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and a practicing acupuncturist. In this episode he describes the curren…
 
A failed suicide attempt left Debbie Hampton severely brain injured. Her journey to recovery showed Debbie that she had always had the power to heal her body, her mind and her life. Debbie shares these insights in this week's episode. She describes her gradual decline in emotional and mental health that culminated in the suicide attempt and the sub…
 
We spend one third of our lives asleep. Wouldn't it be great if we could use some of that time consciously to deal with issues that plague us in real life? Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming & shadow integration. A Tibetan Buddhist and dream yoga practitioner, Charlie teaches people how to lucid dream, and specific…
 
There is much confusion around Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and this week's guest, consultant gynaecologist Dr Michaela Schaefer, sorts out the confusion and discusses the mode of action, merits, safety and indications of HRT. However , she also focuses intently on the patient and the surrounding factors such as lifestyle, family dynamics and …
 
What is addiction really? In this episode Lucy and Alex da Silva join me to discuss their own views in this subject based on personal experience and that of their clients. An addiction therapist and life coach, Lucy and Alex share their insights into the emotional nature of addiction. We discuss to what extent trauma and the inability to process ne…
 
When did your doctor last ask you about what was happening in your life when you got sick? Never? That's the first question this week's guest, Dr Christine Page asks. A pioneer in the field of healthcare for over 40 years, she is a holistic physician practicing soul medicine. Mind body and spirit around the central soul. In this episode we discuss …
 
Today marks 30 episodes and six months of London Heal. An appropriate landmark to review what we've learned so far. Talking to a variety of guests be they scientists, physicians, therapists or activists, the central theme emerges. Optimal health and wellbeing comes from the active pursuit of a healthy mind, body and spirit. A look back at what we'v…
 
Stress, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia are just some of the ailments of modern life that can be addressed with meditation. Vedic meditation is the world's most ancient form of this practice, and Jillian Lavender co-director of the London (and New York) Meditation Centre joins me today to share her wisdom and expertise. A meditation teacher since 200…
 
Epilepsy affects at least 300,000 people in the UK - just over 60,000 of these people are children under the age of 16 (Epilepsy Society). Emma Williams MBE is the founder and CEO of Matthew's Friends, a non profit organisation she set up to help families of adults and children with epilepsy follow medical ketogenic diets. Following her own experie…
 
An increasing number of people are experiencing a gender identity that does not wholly correlate with the gender they were assigned at birth. This has led to the field of Gender Identity in psychotherapy and new ways to support people suffering from gender dysphoria or being very unhappy with their assigned gender. This is a complicated subject tha…
 
Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving. This is approximately 3.5 million people in the UK (NHS). Andrea Yearsley specialises in helping women maximise their fertility, help them have a baby naturally or with IVF, and help women carry babies to full term. After eight years of experiencing the infertility journey herself, Andrea was lu…
 
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