The Food Medic
The Food Medic
Dr. Hazel Wallace
Welcome to The Food Medic podcast hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online. For more information you can find Hazel at www.thefoodmedic.co.uk or on social media instagram, twitter, and facebook @TheFoodMedic. The Food Medic for Life books is out now which is available online on amazon and in most good book stores.
S9 Ask Dr Hazel: Tips for competing during your menstrual cycle
Welcome to Ask Dr Hazel, mini episodes that drop each week between our main epsiodes. This weeks listener question is: “I am really into Cross Fit but I can’t control my cycle around competitions and intense workouts. What would you recommend if a competition falls in my luteal phase of my cycle?”Find our more about training around your cycle in Dr Hazel’s book ‘The Female Factor’ : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Female-Factor-Making-womens-health/dp/1529382866If you would like to submit a question to the podcast please send your voice recorded question to info@thefoodmedic.co.uk.
Jan 19, 2023
3 min
S9 E2: Creating healthy habits for busy people with David Birtwistle
This week I'm joined by David Birtwistle, a renowned online fitness and nutrition coach.He’s the founder and head coach of the personal online coaching company Endeavour Life, helping to integrate sustainable healthy habits into busy lives. And for those who don't know, he's also my boyfriend.David completed his undergraduate in Strength & Conditioning Science at London’s St Mary’s University and since then has been working in the industry for over a decade, as an in-person coach and subsequently moving online to create his 6-figure online coaching company.Find more about David on Instagram @David.Birtwistle & check out his resources and coaching services at: https://linktr.ee/david.birtwistleIn this episode:New Year resolutions and common mistakes when goal settingWhat David has learned from coaching clients for over 10 yearsHealthy behaviours to prioritise when short on timeOverrated health trends and productsAdvice for people joining the gym (or returning) in JanuaryThe importance of rest daysOvercoming the challenges of personal training onlineIf you enjoyed this episode, you know what to do – please leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with someone you think will love it too.
Jan 15, 2023
54 min
S9 Ask Dr Hazel: What should I eat before an exam?
Welcome to Ask Dr Hazel, mini episodes that drop each week between our main epsiodes.This week's question is: “What should I eat before and during exams? I am sitting a 6 hour exam in a couple of months. There is a one hour break in the middle of the exam. We are not allowed allowed to have any food or drink during the exam, besides water. We can only eat before the exam and at the break. Do you have any tips for breakfast, and at the break?”If you would like to submit a question to the podcast please send your voice recorded question to info@thefoodmedic.co.uk.
Jan 12, 2023
3 min
S9 E1: How to stop procrastinating and overcome self-sabotage
The Food Medic is back with season 9!I'm joined by Nawal Mustafa, a cognitive neuroscientist and a psychological health educator who goes by the name @thebraincoach on social media. Nawal's interests focus on understand the relationship between human behaviour, cognition and brain function and she's currently a PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Windsor, Canada.In this episode:Self-sabotage: why we do it and breaking the cycleWhy we procrastinate and how to stop itEndless to-do lists and productivity guiltGaining confidence and avoiding imposter syndromeResearch-backed ways of improving productivityThis season, the ‘Ask Dr Hazel’ bonus episodes continue. If you’d like to submit a question on anything related to health, fitness, nutrition or women's health, please send your voice recorded question to info @thefoodmedic.co.uk.
Jan 8, 2023
44 min
S8 E11: TikTok therapy with Dr Julie
In the season 8 finale Dr Hazel is joined by TikTok sensation Dr Julie. Dr Julie is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of professional experience but many of you will know her from Instragram and TikTok where she shares bite-sized mental health and motivational videos online, with a combined following of more than 3.5 million people. She is also an author of The book Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? A mental health toolbox that is filled with ideas, techniques and insights to help you feel calmer, stronger and more resilient, no matter what life throws your way. This episode covers:*Condensing complex mental health issues into creative bite-sized videos *The moment Dr Julie went viral*Working as a team with her husband*Anxiety - what it is, how it manifests and what to do about it*Stress vs anxiety - how is it different?*How to better cope with stress*The issue with “I'll be happy when…” *Creating a life aligned with your values If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family. Thank you to our season sponsor WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic@thefoodmedic / www.thefoodmedic.co.uk
Sep 7, 2022
45 min
E10 Ask Dr Hazel: What to eat after an evening workout?
Hello and welcome back to another episode of Ask Dr Hazel. In these 5 minute episodes we answer questions submitted by you. This weeks question is : “If I am running late at night (when I can squeeze it in my day), should I be refuelling afterwards, because I know that aids recovery, or should I not in case in disrupts sleep and does not aid recovery?”Thank you to everyone who has sent in questions already and if you would like to submit a question to the podcast - on any topic related to health, fitness, nutrition, or mindset - please send your voice recorded question to lindsay@thefoodmedic.co.uk. That’s the end of this season but continue to send in your questions to feature on the next season of Ask Dr Hazel.
Sep 4, 2022
3 min
S8 E10: We are more than our bodies with KaisaFit
Today we are joined by Kaisa Keranen - a personal trainer, fitness educator, and social media influencer known for her fun and innovative ways to get people moving. She graduated from the University of Washington where she was a member of the Track and Field team and later went on to get her Master's in Exercise Science, Sports Performance, and Injury Prevention As the founder of Just Move, she has developed her own method of movement which she shares daily with her clients and social media followers worldwide - you can find Kaisa on social media as KaisaFit. *Trigger warning: discussion of suicide* In this episode we discuss how we are More Than Our Bodies and How you can make movement fun and life-affirming, even if you’ve never been into fitness. This episode covers:*How movement saved Kasia’s life *When the goal isn’t about body transformations or weight loss*Selling “health” over aesthetics *Mental health and movement*Just move philosophy*Making movement fun and life affirming*Advice for people new to fitness If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family. Thank you to our season sponsor WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic@thefoodmedic / www.thefoodmedic.co.uk
Aug 31, 2022
34 min
E9 Ask Dr Hazel: Should I supplement my diet with collagen?
Hello and welcome back to another episode of Ask Dr Hazel. In these 5 minute episodes we answer questions submitted by you. This weeks question is : “Dr Hazel, I have a question about collagen powder and supplements. They are all the rage at the moment and I was wondering if I should be including a collagen powder in my diet and if there has been enough research around it. It would be great to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you so much.”Find out more on www.thefoodmedic.co.uk Thank you to everyone who has sent in questions already and if you would like to submit a question to the podcast - on any topic related to health, fitness, nutrition, or mindset - please send your voice recorded question to lindsay@thefoodmedic.co.uk.
Aug 28, 2022
5 min
S8 E9: What every woman needs to know about her gut
In this episode Dr Hazel is joined by Professor Barbara Ryan - co-author of What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut. Professor Barbara Ryan is a consultant gastroenterologist at Tallaght University Hospital and Hermitage Clinic in Dublin, and a professor of gastroenterology at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland. she is also one half of TheGutExperts alongside dietitian Elaine McGowan RD. This episode covers:*How the female gut differs to a male gut*IBS and other gut related conditions that are more common in women *The role of the mind in gut functioning *The role of sex hormones in the function of the gut*How pregnancy alters the gut *Changes to gut function during the menopause*The role for probiotics for vaginal healthIf you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family. Thank you to our season sponsor WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic@thefoodmedic / www.thefoodmedic.co.uk
Aug 24, 2022
42 min
E8 Ask Dr Hazel: Hitting 30 plant points on a budget
Hello and welcome back to another episode of Ask Dr Hazel. In these 5 minute episodes we answer questions submitted by you. This weeks question is : “I read somewhere that we need to aim for 30 different portions of fruit and veg a week. As someone who lives alone, I batch cook a lot to try and keep costs down. I find that I eat a lot of the same thing in a week. Are there any budget friendly tips you can give me to get some more variety in, and do you have any tips for how I can meet this target?”Find out more on www.thefoodmedic.co.uk Thank you to everyone who has sent in questions already and if you would like to submit a question to the podcast - on any topic related to health, fitness, nutrition, or mindset - please send your voice recorded question to lindsay@thefoodmedic.co.uk.
Aug 23, 2022
3 min
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