Healthy Eating

Podcast Episodes

#91 Low carb diets for diabetes Part II: diets & pathophysiology of DMT2, the environment & ending the diet wars

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#90 Low carb diets for diabetes Part I with Dr David Unwin, GP

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#83 Binge eating disorders with Prof Philippa Hay, psychiatrist

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#63 What is lifestyle medicine? with Dr Sam Manger and Dr Edwin Kruys

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#61 The truth about food with Dr David Katz

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#43 Picky and fussy eaters with Jessi Bruns, child and family dietitian

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#31 Acne management, history of anaesthesia & optimising lifestyle recommendations through detailed history

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#30 Probiotics with Dr Johan van den Bogaerde, gastroenterologist

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#16 Food and mood with Prof Felice Jacka

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#9 Which oils are safe to cook with? with Dr Joanna McMillan, PhD

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Online Resources

Australian Food Composition Database: the gold standard of nutrient profiles of foods

Examine.com: independent scientific examination of nutritional supplements

PCRM nutrition guide for clinicians: provides expert, evidence-based support to healthcare professionals (NB: definite lean towards veganism but still a useful resource)

NutritionFacts.org: Find out what the science is saying about your favourite foods. (NB: good videos but a definite lean towards veganism)

Cuisinicity: Love food that loves you back. Catherine Katz, neuroscientist PhD turned health food chef, covers free recipes, videos & more!

Dr. Valter Longo: eating for longevity and the fasting-mimicking diet

Can real food from real farms lead to real health? Ted talk

Books

The Truth About Food, Dr. David Katz

In The Truth about Food, one of the world’s leading authorities on lifestyle medicine, health promotion, and the prevention of chronic disease lays out not just what he knows about diet and health, but how and why he knows it. This book uniquely empowers readers to benefit from what’s fundamentally and reliably true – while setting us all free from fads, false claims, and distractions by showing how to differentiate truth from the exploitative “lies” that abound. This book would be much shorter if it only detailed what we know to be true today. It shows how to keep up with new findings, too, and most importantly- how never to be duped again. Based on science, informed by uncommon sense, and aligned with the global consensus of diverse experts, The Truth about Food is an invitation to add years to your life and life to your years; to love the food that loves you back for a lifetime; and to enjoy the comforting confidence that only comes from genuine understanding.

The Longevity Diet, Dr. Valter Longo

Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Dietis easier to follow than you’d think. The culmination of 25 years of research on ageing, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique combination of an everyday diet and fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) to be done only 3-4 times per year lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition.

The Blue Zones, Dan Buettner

In this New York Times bestseller, longevity expert Dan Buettner draws on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities—Blue Zones—around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years.  A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. So what’s the formula for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has lead teams of researchers across the globe to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones—geographic regions where high percentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long, full lives  The recipe for longevity, Buettner has found, is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. You won’t find longevity in a bottle of diet pills or with hormone therapy. You’ll find it by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around yourself. In The Blue Zone, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting behavioral change and add years to your life.

UnDo It! Drs Dean and Anne Ornish

Dean Ornish, M.D. has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse-undo-the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.  Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on 40 years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.  Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur.

The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet: How to Beat Diabetes Fast, Michael Moseley

Our modern diet, high in low-quality carbohydrates, is damaging our bodies—producing a constant overload of sugar in our bloodstream that clogs up our arteries and piles hidden fat into our internal organs. The result has been a doubling in the number of type 2 diabetics, as well as a surge in those with a potentially hazardous condition—prediabetes. It is now known that even moderately elevated blood sugar levels can trigger heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer. But scientists have recently demonstrated that you can prevent and even reverse type 2 diabetes with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Drawing on the work of Dr. Roy Taylor—one of the UK’s foremost diabetes experts—and his own experience as a one-time diabetic, Dr. Michael Mosley presents a groundbreaking, science-based, 8-week plan for diabetics who want to reverse their condition (and then stay off medication). He also offers a more flexible regime for people interested in the extensive health benefits to be gained from lowering their blood sugar levels and shedding dangerous fat.

Lifestyle Medicine, 3rd Edition, Garry Egger, et al.

Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Medicine in Health and Disease, Third Edition, is an adjunct approach to health practice that seeks to deal with the more complex modern determinants of chronic diseases—primarily lifestyle and the environments driving such lifestyles—in contrast to the microbial ‘causes’ of infectious disease. Our lifestyle choices have a profound effect on our health. As we live longer, one thing is clear: many of us will spend time living with injury and chronic illness due to our own choices. Changes in health patterns typically follow shifts in living conditions. Disease patterns have changed worldwide, from infectious to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This change has been so emphatic—nearly 70% of all presentations to a doctor in modern western societies are now chronic disease related—that medical services are being forced to change to accommodate this.

Apps

Cronometer Nutrition Tracker: App Store | Google Play

Free & paid versions available. Track what you eat, discover your nutrition, compare biometrics & nutrients and meet your fitness goals.

MyFitnessPal Nutrition Tracker: App Store | Google Play

Free & paid versions available. Track your food with the world’s biggest database of food nutrient profiles. Simply scan the barcodes of over 4 million products!

Monash University FODMAP app: App Store | Google Play

Requires purchase. An app to assist in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

DietID (Web app)

Requires purchase. Diet ID empowers your population to take meaningful steps towards better eating, resulting in improved health. Our goal is to help people add years to life and life to years. Our solution does just that.

Online Courses

MyHealthExplained

Free trial available. Get your diabetes back on track with this 12 week personalised online diabetes program.

Mastering Diabetes

Requires purchase. A plant-based approach to reversing diabetes using your food as medicine.

Diet Doctor

Free trial available. A low carbohydrate diet for improving health and diabetes

TheHealthDocs.org – Healthy Weight for Life Course

Requires purchase. This course will empower you for a healthier weight for life.  It includes the knowledge, insight, resources, tips, tools and  support with real stories from real people to help you achieve real success.
FutureLearn’s Food & Mood:
Free. Learn how to improve mental health through diet and nutrition.

Shared Medical Appointments

As chronic and lifestyle-related diseases continue to rise, traditional 1:1 consultations are proving to be an increasingly insufficient and inefficient means of managing the needs of our patients. Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) may serve part of the solution.

Other Podcasts

Found my Fitness with Rhonda Patrick, PhD: Apple Podcasts

Promoting strategies to increase healthspan, wellbeing, cognitive and physical performance through deeper understandings of biology.

The Doctor’s Kitchen with Dr Rupy Aujla: Apple Podcasts

Covering a range of topics from the principles of healthy eating to how to prevent and treat illness, Dr Rupy and his panel of experts draw on the latest research to give you actionable tips to help supercharge your health.

Health, Nutrition & Functional Medicine with Dr Michael Ruscio: Apple Podcasts

Cutting edge information in health, nutrition and functional medicine distilled into practical advice you can use to improve your health. NB: I am not endorsing this podcast, but for those interested in knowing what their patients may be coming across in this realm, Michael is one of the most sensible functional/integrative practitioners I have come across.

Healthy Eating

Physical Activity

Restful Sleep

Stress Management

Connection

Coaching & Behaviour Change

Society & Environments

Meaning & Culture

Personal Development