The Nutritank Podcast

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Welcome to The Nutritank Podcast. At Nutritank, we’re on a mission to educate and empower healthcare professionals with high-quality nutrition and lifestyle medicine resources. We’re already delivering amazing free CME-accredited webinars (check those out on our website) but we’re now delighted to enter the ears (and hearts?) of our community with the launch of the Nutritank Podcast. Hosted by Nutritank co-founder Dr Iain Broadley and team member Luke Zollman Thomas, we’ve packed each episode with key insights, inspiring stories and juicy takeaways from experts across the lifestyle medicine, food systems and nutrition industries. read less
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Episodes

27. Lifestyle psychiatry and men’s mental health, with Dr Joseph Firth and Dr Gregory Scott Brown
04-12-2020
27. Lifestyle psychiatry and men’s mental health, with Dr Joseph Firth and Dr Gregory Scott Brown
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** We have reached the final episode of Series two! This week we are bringing you a very special episode focusing on men’s mental health and lifestyle psychiatry. We are joined by two very knowledgeable guests, working in this field: Dr Joe Firth is a Presidential Research Follow at the University of Manchester, where he completed his pHD focusing on the benefits of physical exercise as a treatment adjunct for young people with psychosis. He is passionate about developing pragmatic and impactful programmes designed to help young people with mental health problems to adopt healthy lifestyles and benefit from the positive effects of exercise on our mental and physical health. Dr Gregory Scott Brown is a psychiatrist and wellness advocate based over the other side of the pond in Texas! He is a leading voice in supporting evidence based holistic mental health treatments and prevention. He is also the founder and director of the Centre for Green Psychiatry as well as an affiliate faculty member at the University of Texas Dell medical school. Dr. Brown supports an integrated approach to health using a combination of conventional pharmacotherapy with non-pharmaceutical therapies such as meditation and physical exercise. In this episode we discuss the topic of men’s mental health and why there is often silence around this subject. We also delve deeper into the evidence base for lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise for mental health as well as how these interventions might be delivered in a psychiatric setting. In particular, we discuss the difficulty in balancing the metabolic side effects of some medications commonly used in the mental health setting and controlling psychiatric symptoms. Tune in to hear some fascinating case studies and research findings, as well as how you can implement some of the concepts such as green psychiatry and movement into your own life, for better physical and mental wellbeing. Show Pod notes: Center for Green Psychiatry: https://www.centerforgreenpsychiatry.com/ Dr Gregory Scott Brown: https://www.gregoryscottbrown.com/ Dr Gregory Scott Brown, Twitter: @GregorySBrownMD Dr Joseph Firth: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/joseph.firth.html
26. Food and Mood, Part 3: Nutritional Psychiatry in the US with Dr Uma Naidoo
27-11-2020
26. Food and Mood, Part 3: Nutritional Psychiatry in the US with Dr Uma Naidoo
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** For the last instalment of our food and mood series, we are lucky enough to have Dr Uma Naidoo as our guest: Harvard trained psychiatrist, professional chef and nutrition specialist (a real triple threat!) Dr Naidoo and Ally discuss what inspired her to become a nutritional psychiatrist and how she came to found the first nutritional psychiatry clinic in the US. They also discuss the state of nutrition education in US medical schools and training programmes and some of the initiatives set up in order to ameliorate the gap in education, such as Culinary Medicine. Dr Naidoo discusses the importance of learning to cook nutritious nourishing food and the positive impact that this can have on our mental and physical health. She is currently leading a Culinary Medicine programme at Harvard University, teaching first year medical students how to cook nutritious food at university. Tune in to hear more about Dr Naidoo’s most recent publication – ‘This is your brain on food’ (US title)/ ‘The Food Mood Connection’ (UK title). Dr Naidoo has a wealth of knowledge in the field of nutritional psychiatry and we can guarantee there is much to be learnt from this episode of the podcast! We hope it will inspire you to get into your kitchen and cook a delicious and nourishing meal for both your mind and body! Podcast show notes: Uma Naidoo: https://umanaidoomd.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drumanaidoo/?hl=en The Food Mood Connection: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-food-mood-connection/dr-dr-uma-naidoo/9781780724409 The Nutrition source: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
25. Food and Mood, Part 2: The UK perspective with Dr Pratima Singh and Dr Kirsty Alderton
20-11-2020
25. Food and Mood, Part 2: The UK perspective with Dr Pratima Singh and Dr Kirsty Alderton
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** This week, we bring you the second instalment of our Food and Mood series, zooming in on how the relationship between food and mood is utilised within clinical practice in the UK. This week we have two esteemed psychiatrists: Dr Pratima Singh, community and adult psychiatrist who strongly advocates for a holistic approach and intensive lifestyle interventions to address the burden of mental health morbidity and Dr Kirsty Alderton, practising psychiatrist with a wide range of experience including perinatal mental health, eating disorders and liason psychiatry. Kirsty also promotes the importance of mind-body medicine and is keen to implement a more integrated approach into mainstream mental health services We discuss how Kirsty and Pratima became interested in nutrition and lifestyle interventions in psychiatry and how this can be implemented through adaptation of the environment. For example, we discuss how a psychiatric inpatient ward could be altered to promote a more healing environment by having gym equipment or running food demonstration workshops. Pratima tells us about a food demonstration workshop at an intensive care psychiatric ward she worked on, teaching patients how to make an omelette or a smoothie and then sitting down to eat it altogether. How cool is that?! We also discuss how to approach conversations with patients regarding nutrition and lifestyle, and the importance of taking sociocultural factors into consideration, when making recommendations. These two wonderful guests shed light on how they implement nutrition and lifestyle interventions into their clinical practice and what the future may hold, regarding the field of nutritional psychiatry research. We hope that you learn and enjoy! Podcast show notes: Crime and Nourishment Podcast, Kimberley Wilson: https://www.kimberleywilson.co/crimeandnourishment International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research: http://www.isnpr.org/ SMILES trial: https://foodandmoodcentre.com.au/smiles-trial/ National Centre for integrative medicine: https://ncim.org.uk/ The Institute for Functional Medicine: https://www.ifm.org/ NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health: https://www.nnedpro.org.uk/ Mindhealth360: https://www.mindhealth360.com/ Dr Pratima Singh website: http://pratimasingh.com/ Dr Pratima Singh twitter: @dr_pratimasingh https://twitter.com/dr_pratimasingh Dr Kirsty Alderton Instagram: @drkirsty Psychiachix : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0LFZiRwgsCzU1WTenLPRw
24. Food and Mood, Part 1: An international approach – from Austria to Australia.
14-11-2020
24. Food and Mood, Part 1: An international approach – from Austria to Australia.
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** We are delighted to bring you the first episode of our three-part series focusing on the connection between food and mood. This week we are joined by Dr Sabrina Mörkl, Psychiatrist specialising in Eating Disorders and approaches to Nutritional Psychiatry based in Austria and Megan Lee, Bachelor in Psychological science and current pHD student at Southern Cross University (Australia), studying dietary patterns and depression. We discuss a wide range of topics relating to the connection between the food that we eat and our mental health. Our guests discuss perceptions towards mental health in their respective countries, as well as the research being conducted into Nutritional Psychiatry. We further explore why diet has been overlooked in modern healthcare and what exactly the Mediterranean diet is, focusing in on pivotal studies such as the SMILES trial and HELFIMED trial, that explore the connection between principles of the Mediterranean diet and mental health. We also delve into recent research conducted into gut microbiome dysregulation and mental health. In particular, recent research has shown dysregulation in patients with Anorexia Nervosa, perhaps reframing the condition as a metabo-psychiatric disorder, rather than a psychiatric disorder alone? Please do listen to this episode to hear all the above and more from experts in the field, and what the future of research into nutritional psychiatry might look like. We hope that you learn and enjoy! ** WE APOLOGISE FOR POOR SOUND QUALITY IN PARTS OF THE AUDIO. DURING COVID-19 OUR PODCAST IS RECORDED REMOTELY AND AT TIMES TECHNOLOGY FAILS US!** Podcast Notes: SMILES trial: https://foodandmoodcentre.com.au/smiles-trial/ HELFIMED trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29215971/ Gut microbiota and Anorexia Nervosa https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/eat.22801?casa_token=v0yXWah5lDYAAAAA%3AizsMxsiD3mwJ-NwHCcYrtkdM1xgMR_ufZeZyvOwj0SQubpheUmgA8kRT1qosRgQyJXdJtF-VmPtc2Zw3 Probiotics and Bipolar Disorder: https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/493867 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/bdi.12682 The inflamed mind: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-inflamed-mind/edward-bullmore/9781780723723 Brain Changer: https://www.waterstones.com/book/brain-changer/professor-felice-jacka//9781529321296 The Gut health doctor: https://www.theguthealthdoctor.com/ In Defence of Food: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Defence-Food-Nutrition-Pleasures-Manifesto/dp/0141034726 Psychobiotic revolution: http://psychobiotic-revolution.com/ The Doctors Kitchen: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/ BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health: https://nutrition.bmj.com/
23. The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 3: with Toral Shah, Nicky Robinson and Prof Robert Thomas
06-11-2020
23. The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 3: with Toral Shah, Nicky Robinson and Prof Robert Thomas
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** This week, we bring you the third instalment of our series in integrative oncology. We are delving deep into the role of nutrition in cancer care with the help of three fantastic guests: Toral Shah: Nutritional scientist, functional medicine practitioner, food and health writer and the founder of the Urban Kitchen; Nicky Robinson: Nutrition Lead at Penny Brohn (UK cancer charity) and Professor Robert Thomas: Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbroke’s Hospital and clinical teacher at Cambridge University (This is a shortened list of our guests many accolades!) During this episode we talk about the effects of diet on the microbiome and how this may influence body processes; The role of diet and nutrition in cancer and how one can find the support and tools necessary to make dietary changes and the importance of finding balance in our eating patterns rather than villainising certain foods. We touch on where patients and those who are interested can find legitimate sources of information regarding nutrition and cancer, and how to avoid unregulated dietary advice on the internet. In more specific detail, our guests discuss the role of a whole food polyphenol rich diet for health and the importance of individualised nutritional support when it comes to cancer care. We hope that you enjoy this episode, packed full of evidence-based knowledge and wisdom from some of the leading voices in the field of nutrition and cancer care. Podcast show notes: Rober Thomas: http://www.cancernet.co.uk/rthomas.htm Toral Shah: https://www.theurbankitchen.co.uk/pages/toral-shah Penny Brohn: https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/ WCRF: https://www.wcrf-uk.org/ Social Media: Penny Brohn: @PennyBrohnUK Toral Shah: @theurbankitchen The Sustainable Dish: @thesustainabledish
22. Discovering a Holistic Approach to Cancer Care, Part 2: Sophie Trew and John Hanley
29-10-2020
22. Discovering a Holistic Approach to Cancer Care, Part 2: Sophie Trew and John Hanley
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** This three-part series will be exploring the role of holistic care in cancer. In the second episode, Nutritank is joined with two very special guests: Sophie Trew and John Hanley. Sophie Trew was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2014 at the age of 23. With a background in journalism and a curious mind, she set to investigate how to best integrate cancer care and treatment options in a holistic way. Sophie set up ‘Trew Fields’ which is the UK’s fist cancer awareness festival and a space for holistic approaches to health. John Hanley is the face behind ‘Chemo Cookery’, a project that raises awareness on eating nutritious and delicious food during chemotherapy treatment. After being diagnosed with locally advanced prostate cancer in 2018, John began writing and sharing recipes on his blog and social media. Since then he has empowered others to utilise the tools of cooking and food in making a positive impact during their cancer treatment. In the first part of this podcast, Sophie shares her story, the inspiration behind ‘Trew Fields’ festival and tips for current medical students. In the second part of this podcast, John shares his cancer journey and the motivations for ‘Chemo Cookery’. Join us as our guests discuss what integrative medicine means to them. Podcast show notes: Twitter: @sophietrew, @trewfields, @ChemoCookery Instagram: @sophie_trew , @trewfields.festival https://www.facebook.com/trewfields1/ https://trewfields.com/trew-health-community/ https://chemocookery.co.uk https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/p-24857-healthy-eating-and-cancer.aspx
21. Discovering a Holistic Approach to Cancer Care Part 1: Dr Catherine Zollman and Robin Daly
24-10-2020
21. Discovering a Holistic Approach to Cancer Care Part 1: Dr Catherine Zollman and Robin Daly
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** This three-part series will be exploring facilitating holistic care in cancer. In this episode, Nutritank is joined with spokespeople from two UK-based charities specialising in supporting individuals living with cancer: ‘Penny Brohn’ and ‘Yes to Life’. Dr Catherine Zollman, the medical director at ‘Penny Brohn’, is a current general practitioner practising in the NHS with a background in medical oncology. Robin Daly, the chairman and founder of ‘Yes to Life’, has created a platform of support for patients with cancer after a personal tragedy. In the first part of this podcast, we explore the origins of and the work that ‘Penny Brohn’ does and discover out how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic affected their services. In the latter part, Robin Daly discusses the inspiring story and the rationale behind ‘Yes to Life’ as well as the impact that holistic support services can have on the lives of patients. We hope you enjoy this podcast just as we enjoyed making it. Podcast show notes: Twitter: @catzollman, @RMK_Daly, @yestolife, @PennyBrohnUK https://www.instagram.com/pennybrohnuk https://www.instagram.com/yestolifecharity/ https://www.facebook.com/PennyBrohnUK/ https://www.facebook.com/yestolifecharity/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWh-FeMBAl2lozhb8Z7nAjg?view_as=subscriber https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk https://yestolife.org.uk https://yestolife.org.uk/wigwam-support/ https://collegeofmedicine.org.uk https://www.nccih.nih.gov “ABC of Complementary Medicine”, 2nd Edition by Catherine Zollman, Andrew J. Vickers, Janet Richardson.
19. Conversations with Pukka Part 2: Jo Webber, Marion Mackonochie & Dr Vivien Rolfe
10-10-2020
19. Conversations with Pukka Part 2: Jo Webber, Marion Mackonochie & Dr Vivien Rolfe
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** This week, we bring you part 2 of our mini-series in collaboration with Pukka Herbs, focusing in on herbal medicine and holistic health. We welcome three wonderful members of the Pukka team on this week’s episode: Jo Webber, Head of herbal education; Marion Mackonochie, Herbal research specialist and Dr Vivien Rolfe, Head of Herbal Research. Join us as we explore themes such as the birth of herbal medicine, methodology of research within herbal medicine and the use of medical herbalism in women’s health. We touch on fascinating topics such as the similarity between our endogenous cannabinoid system of receptors and vallinoid receptors, which respond to chilli and other plant active components. We also delve into the work that Pukka do within universities and wider education, promoting the important role that herbs have to play in our health and wellbeing. Listen in for some tips to drink your cup of tea in a more sustainable fashion! The team at Pukka reiterate the importance of only boiling enough water to make the amount of tea you are going to drink, and highlight the sustainability of their packaging, down to the string of the teabag and the tea envelope! Why not enjoy this episode with a warming cup of Pukka tea? Podcast show notes: Pukka - https://www.pukkaherbs.com/uk/en Books mentioned: Invisible women - https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1113605/invisible-women/9781784706289.html Contact: education@pukkaherbs.com
18. Conversations with Pukka Part 1: Simon Mills and Euan MacLennan
03-10-2020
18. Conversations with Pukka Part 1: Simon Mills and Euan MacLennan
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** Pukka is an award-winning herbal company creating teas, supplements and other herbal medicines with an ethical mission to promote a message of sustainability and wellbeing. This is a two-part mini-series and in this first episode, Nutritank is joined by Simon Mills and Euan Maclennan, who both work at Pukka. Simon, a herbal strategist, has been at the forefront of integrative and herbal medicine. He is an award-winning author and the Self-Care Lead for the College of Medicine. Euan, a herbal and sustainability director, works in clinical practice as a herbal practitioner in a NHS general practice based in central London. He is currently undertaking a clinical doctorate in gastrointestinal disease at the University of Bath. Join us as we explore their serendipitous paths towards established careers in herbal medicine and Pukka, the importance and the need for regulatory bodies within the industry as well as the power of social prescribing. In this episode, we learn about the importance of community health initiatives. We also hear how to assure good quality and safety when buying herbs and supplements. Why not enjoy this episode with a warming cup of tea? ‘Peace’ and ‘Love’ by Pukka are Simon’s and Euan’s favourites. Podcast show notes: Pukka: https://www.pukkaherbs.com/uk/en Social Prescribing Network https://www.socialprescribingnetwork.com Euan: @urbanbotanist Simon: @ourmedicinehub Books: “The Essential Book of Herbal Medicine” “The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety”
16. Life as a final year medical student and BMJ’s editorial scholar, with Anna Harvey
29-08-2020
16. Life as a final year medical student and BMJ’s editorial scholar, with Anna Harvey
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** On this week’s episode, we talk to Anna Harvey; a final year medical student at Kings College London who has just taken an exciting year out to work for the BMJ as their editorial scholar, overseeing all the content written for students. Anna is also one of the hosts for BMJ’s incredibly popular podcast for medical students: ‘Sharp Scratch’. Join us as we explore her love for literature and medicine, and how she has spent the year combining her passions. Juggling life as a podcast host herself, being a medical student and the most junior member of the BMJ team has given Anna amazing insight into many topical issues which we explore in this episode. Join us as we pick Anna’s brains on subjects including: Covid 19, inequalities faced by medical students, the ‘artistic’ side of medicine, realistic problems medical students face such as food poverty, LGBTQ+ healthcare workers, the long term impacts of Covid-19 on medical education and many other interesting systemic issues. We hope that you learn as much from Anna as we did! Podcast show notes: BMJ opinion piece on disadvantages faced by poorer medical students: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2019/11/14/disadvantages-faced-by-poorer-medical-students-must-be-challenged/ BMJ Article about medical students’ response to covid: https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2160/rapid-responses Charities for LGBT: GLAD – http://www.glad.org/ Gender GP - https://www.gendergp.com/ How to be good (book) –by Nick Hornby BMJ food for thought articles: https://www.bmj.com/food-for-thought Anna’s favourite podcasts: -Off menu Anna’s twitter: @a_c_harvey
15. Medical Students Nutrition Research Part 2: Student perceptions & Community Initiatives
22-08-2020
15. Medical Students Nutrition Research Part 2: Student perceptions & Community Initiatives
**DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views of our podcast guests may not always align with the views of Nutritank** On last week’s episode of the podcast, we discussed some of the barriers and facilitators to increasing nutrition education in the medical curriculum as well as the role of nutrition in the healthcare environment. This week we focus on nutrition research projects carried out by medical students that focus on student perceptions regarding nutrition education, such as the implementation of ‘Culinary Medicine’ at UCL medical school and data surveying medical students attitudes and perceptions of nutrition education across all year groups. We also discuss community driven initiatives such as An Apple A Day - a programme in which medical students go into local schools to provide young people with the tools to lead healthy lives, founded by medical students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Tune in to listen to 5 fantastic medical students: Jessica Xie, Joe Tan, Robyn Creeden, Megan Harrison and Zoe Rubins discuss the research that they have conducted related to nutrition. We guarantee an informative episode showcasing inspiring and motivated medical students and public health advocates who want to make a change to medical training and the wider healthcare system! We hope that you enjoyed the episode! Please spread the word about Nutritank by giving the podcast a 5 star rating and leave a review! Don’t forget to check us out on social media (Instagram: @nutritank_official ; Twitter: @nutritank_info) and on our website: https://nutritank.com Podcast Show notes: An Apple a day: http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/anappleaday/?fbclid=IwAR2BamiDmd5mQSfanXAQvBqdBouhcMubcWlllW_FYjmCfUmLXuQlutTeUhI An Apple a day instagram: @aaadbrighton Culinary Medicine: https://culinarymedicineuk.org/