Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee Podcast

“Health has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it” In this podcast, we hear stories from leading health experts and exciting personalities who offer easy health life-hacks, expert advice and debunk common health myths giving you the tools to revolutionise how you eat, sleep, move and relax. Hosted by Dr Chatterjee - one of the most influential GPs in the country with nearly 20 years experience, star of BBC 1’s Doctor In the House, and author of international best-selling book ‘The 4 Pillar Plan’ – Feel Better, Live More aims to inspire, empower and transform the way we feel. When we are healthier we are happier because when we feel better we live more.Find out more on drchatterjee.com/podcast. Follow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee, twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk and facebook.com/DrChatterjee. Find out about Dr Chatterjee’s best-selling books The 4 Pillar Plan, The Stress Solution and Feel Better in 5.

#174 BITESIZE | Why Friendships, Community and Compassion Matter for Our Health | Dr Julian Abel
Compassion, friendships and strong community connections don’t just make us feel good, they can have powerful effects on our health and longevity.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 138 of the podcast with Dr Julian Abel - a recently retired consultant in palliative care.Julian is joint leader of a project which aimed to end loneli...

#173 The Voice In Our Head and How to Harness It, with Dr Ethan Kross
CAUTION ADVISED: Themes of an adult nature.Do you have a voice inside your head? For most of us, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. And we often turn to this voice for guidance, ideas and wisdom. But sometimes this voice can lead us down a rabbit hole of negative self-talk and endless rumination. So, is it possible to take back control and harness the power of this so called ‘inner chatter’? This is the question the award-winning psychologist and guest on today’s podcast, Dr Ethan Kross set out to answer 20 ...

#172 BITESIZE | Why You Should Change Your Lifestyle With The Seasons | Dallas Hartwig
How we eat, sleep and exercise in January should be different to how we do those things in July. We intuitively know this, but have we lost touch with the natural rhythms and cycles of our lives?Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 102 of the podcast with nutritionist and author, Dallas Hartwig.In this clip he explains why, instead ...


#171 How To Change Your Mindset and Transform Your Life with Ryan Holiday
CAUTION ADVISED: This podcast contains swearing.Today's conversation takes a deep dive into an ancient philosophy and comes out with some practical strategies that really couldn't be more useful for these uncertain times. My guest is Ryan Holiday, someone who I've been really keen to speak with, ever since a close friend of mine gifted me his incredible book, The Obstacle Is The Way. Ryan is someone who's making timeless ancient wisdom accessible to millions of people all over the world through his books an...

#170 BITESIZE | Why Giving Back Is The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do | John McAvoy
CAUTION: Contains swearing.Making changes in life and overcoming obstacles can sometimes seem insurmountable, but if this man can turn his life around, anyone can.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 91 of the podcast with endurance athlete and author, John McAvoy.John was born into a notorious crime family and served 10 years in pr...

#169 Dr Gabor Maté on Why We Are All Addicts
CAUTION ADVISED: This podcast contains themes of an adult nature.This week, I’ve decided to re-release a conversation that I had over 2 years ago, yet one that still remains one of the most important conversations that I’ve had to date on this podcast. Since I first released this conversation back on episode 37 of the podcast, the number of listeners has grown exponentially and I’m really keen that all of my new listeners hear this conversation. For those of you who have already heard the conversation, I th...


#168 BITESIZE | Understand Your Motivation and Transform Your Life | Ross Edgley
We can all harness the power of intrinsic motivation – it can be the reason we get out of bed in the morning, go for that run or push ourselves out of our comfort zone.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 73 of the podcast with strongman swimmer and adventurer, Ross Edgley.He’s the first ever swimmer to circumnavigate the whole of G...

#167 The Truth About Fitness and Keeping Your Brain Healthy with Dr Tommy Wood
This week's guest is someone who I really respect - Dr. Tommy Wood has a biochemistry degree from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford and a PhD in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. He's currently a research assistant professor at the University of Washington, and he conducts research focusing on ways to increase resilience and treat injury in the developing brain. What I love about Tommy is that not only is his knowledge and education second to ...

#166 BITESIZE | How 10 Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Improve Mental Health | Dr Brendon Stubbs
We all know that exercise is good for our physical health, but exercise can be just as powerful for our mental health.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 97 of the podcast with clinical-academic physiotherapist, Brendon Stubbs.His work is helping to provide much needed evidence of what we know instinctively - physical activity make...


#165 How To Talk To Children About Race with Dr Pragya Agarwal
This conversation is about a really important topic - how we should talk about bias, discrimination and race. The advice is relevant for everyone, whether you have children or not but will be particularly helpful if you’ve ever felt confused or conflicted about how to talk to children about race. My guest is the brilliant Dr Pragya Agarwal, she’s a behavioural scientist, an academic, a journalist and an award-winning author, who has written widely on unconscious bias and prejudice, racial inequality, parent...

#164 BITESIZE | How to Reduce Anxiety and Build Self-Confidence | Chloe Brotheridge
We all have times when we lack self-confidence, but loss of confidence, low self-esteem and anxiety can sometimes hold us back and stop us living the life we want to live.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 65 of the podcast with hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author, Chloe Brotheridge.Chloe explains why it’s important to be ki...

#163 How to Silence Your Inner Critic (and Why You Should) with Dr Kristin Neff
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains mild bad language and themes of an adult nature.Today’s conversation is all about one of my favourite topics – compassion. But it’s not about compassion for others, it’s about compassion for ourselves and how this can lead to a happier and healthier life. Self-compassion is not only linked to better emotional health, it is important for our physical and mental health too. In fact, there are now over 3000 studies showing the amazing benefits of self-compassion on our we...


#162 BITESIZE | Why Rest Is Important and How To Get More | Claudia Hammond
Rest isn’t an indulgence - it’s good for our health, our wellbeing and our productivity.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart.  Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.'Today’s clip is from episode 95 of the podcast with the award-winning broadcaster and author Claudia Hammond. In this clip she explains how our attitudes to rest and relaxation have changed and why busyness is often seen as a ‘badge of ...

#161 How To Keep Your Brain Healthy At Any Age
Today’s episode is a little bit different to usual, it's a special compilation episode, all about how to look after our brains. The brain is our most vital and complex organ and it controls and coordinates all of our actions, thoughts and interactions with the world around us. It’s the source of our personality, our sense of self, and it shapes every aspect of our human experience. Yet most of us don't actually know or think that much about how our brains really work, and what we can do to improve its perfo...

#160 BITESIZE | How Walking Improves Our Brain and Mental Health | Shane O’Mara
Walking can slow and even reverse functional ageing in the brain, improve our cognition, our creativity and our mental health but yet it is such an underrated activity.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 84 of the podcast with neuroscientist Shane O’Mara, a professor of experimental brain research at Trinity College Dublin.Shane be...


#159 Dr Mark Hyman on Getting Real About Food
Today’s conversation is all about food and my guest is world-renowned medical doctor, Dr Mark Hyman. Mark has spent decades in clinical practice and we share a real passion for empowering our patients with practical information that they can use to improve their health. As well as his clinical work, Mark is an educator, author and campaigner and is committed to changing policy for the betterment of public health. Last time I spoke to Mark back on episode 98 of the podcast, we spoke about how the food choice...

#158 BITESIZE | How To Use Running as a Tool to Transform Your Life | Sanjay Rawal
When we think about running, we often think of it as a way to lose weight or stay healthy - but running can be so much more than that.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 79 of the podcast with Sanjay Rawal - a documentary maker who directed the brilliant film ‘3100: Run and Become’.Sanjay believes that if you approach running with ...

#157 Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Self-Worth, Success and Walking Your Own Path
My guest today is Priyanka Chopra Jonas – arguably one of the most famous people on the planet. She’s a household name in India, a country fast approaching a population of 1.5 billion and not only has she climbed to the submits of the Indian film industry, she is now doing the same in Hollywood. She became Miss World, all the way back in 2000 and since then has developed a bit of a reputation for continually breaking through glass ceilings. She has become the first South Asian lead on a major US TV network ...


#156 BITESIZE | Improve Your Relationship and Transform Your Life | Esther Perel
Relationships are integral to our lives – they can bring us joy and happiness but navigating them can sometimes be hard.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 119 of the podcast with Esther Perel. Esther is arguably one of the world’s leading and most original thinkers on modern relationships.She explains why relationships shape every...

#155 The Power of Plants, Love and Connection with Dr Gemma Newman
This week I’m delighted to welcome friend and fellow GP, Dr Gemma Newman to the podcast. Gemma is someone who I really respect, not only is she incredibly knowledgeable, she always leads with kindness and compassion – values that I aspire to myself. Gemma has recently released her first book, The Plant Power Doctor: A Simple Prescription for a Healthier You. Having been a doctor for 17 years, Gemma has learned a lot by interacting with her patients but like for so many of us, she has also learned powerful l...

#154 BITESIZE | How To Find Your True Values and Live The Life You Really Want | Jay Shetty
To live our most authentic life we need to figure out our own identity and true values.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 122 of the podcast with former monk turned social media superstar, Jay Shetty.So many of us these days are living lives that are not truly ours. In this clip, Jay explains why finding out what our true values a...


#153 Rich Roll on Why Consistency is the Key to Success
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains mild swearing.Today I’m welcoming back my good friend and fellow podcaster, Rich Roll, for the third time. Rich has recently gone back through his 500 plus podcasts and collected words of wisdom from 50 of his podcast guests in his new, self-published book Voicing Change which is, quite simply, a thing of beauty. Rich was a huge influence on my own decision to start a podcast – and to evolve it into long form conversations. So, we kick off our chat talking about the cr...

#152 BITESIZE | How Food can Improve Your Mood | Felice Jacka
We know that poor diet can affect our physical health, but it can negatively affect our mental health too.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.This week’s guest is world-leading expert in the field of nutritional psychiatry, Professor Felice Jacka.We discuss the fascinating findings of her ground-breaking research into the link between food and our mental healt...

#151 The Surprising Truth About Happiness with Professor Laurie Santos
What is happiness? And can we learn to be happier than we already are? Today’s guest believes we can. Laurie Santos is a professor of psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast. Her ‘Science of Wellbeing’ course became the most popular in the university’s history and has developed into a global phenomenon, with over three million people signing up to study Laurie’s evidence-based strategies for happiness.In this conversation, Laurie shares exactly what those happiness boosting strat...


#150 BITESIZE | How Movement Can Transform Your Life | Dr Kelly McGonigal
If we can incorporate regular movement into our daily lives we will feel the physical and mental benefits, yet many of us view exercise as a punishment or an obligation.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s clip is from episode 109 of the podcast with Kelly McGonigal. Kelly is a US research psychologist, a lecturer at Stanford University and an author.Ke...

#149 Joe Wicks on The Power of Positivity
My guest on today’s episode needs no introduction. Whether you’ve read his books, tried a recipe on social media or joined in with his PE (Physical Education) With Joe workouts, Joe Wicks has been inspiring wellbeing for nearly a decade.Behind the success is a truly inspirational – and surprising – story of a man following his passion against the odds. When I spoke to Joe, he’d just raised £2.5m for Children in Need by doing a 24-hour fitness challenge and had been awarded an MBE. But, as he tells me, strug...

#148 BITESIZE | The Surprising Benefits of Taking a Break From Alcohol | Andy Ramage
Could giving up alcohol really change your life? Whilst some of us may currently be alcohol free for Dry January, many of us have haven’t given our drinking habits much thought. We often look at improving our diet and moving more but is alcohol the elephant in the room that could be holding us back?Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.Today’s guest is performan...


#147 How To Improve Your Sleep and Why You Should with Professor Matthew Walker
Improving the quality of our sleep is arguably the single most effective thing that we can do to reset our brains and recharge our bodies, yet many of us just aren’t getting enough. But what is the optimal amount of sleep and what can we do if we struggle to get enough? I’m delighted to welcome back onto the podcast the world-leading sleep researcher, Professor Matthew Walker to answer these questions and more. Matthew is author of the international best-selling book ‘Why We Sleep’, Professor of Neuroscienc...

#146 BITESIZE | How to Build Healthy Habits That Last a Lifetime | BJ Fogg
The start of a new year is the time many of us look to make changes in our lives, incorporating healthy habits and removing unhelpful ones. Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.This week’s guest is Professor BJ Fogg, a leading expert in behaviour change Methods for building habits have often focussed on repetition, willpower and motivation. BJ believes there’s ...

#145 How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones with James Clear
Do you believe habits are ‘good’ or ‘bad’? Are you constantly trying to create better habits and quit those that don’t serve you? Today’s guest has insights that will help get your 2021 off to a great start by truly understanding what habits are – and how to optimise them.James Clear is an entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author of Atomic Habits a handbook for anyone who wants to finally get to grips with successful behaviour change. He shares his learnings via his hugely popular newsletters, to...


#144 Auschwitz Survivor Dr Edith Eger on How to Discover Your Inner Power
Today’s conversation will stop you in your tracks. It’s powerful, confronting and challenging and I am so grateful for my guest’s honesty, empathy and willingness to share the wisdom of her 93 years. Dr Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor, psychologist and expert in the treatment of post-traumatic stress but above all, she’s an incredible human being with an extraordinary story to share. Her latest book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life, is quite simply a phenomenal read and in my view a must-read for ...

#143 Dr Rangan Chatterjee on Authenticity, Compassion and Building a Healthier World
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains mild swearing and themes of an adult nature.Final episode of 2020 - It’s that time of the year again when the mics are turned and it’s me in the hot seat. Today, I sit down with colleague and close friend, Dr Ayan Panja and reflect on the past year.For me, 2020 has been a year of great introspection during which I have reflected upon my values and the definition of success – what does success really mean? We discuss how I believe that one of the most important things w...

#142 8 Powerful Ideas to Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet
This is a very special end of year episode that I hope serves as a celebration of the conversations I have had on the podcast this year. My team and I have put together some of the very best ideas shared on my show which I believe, if you start implementing, will immediately start to transform your health and happiness.The central theme is looking after our minds, which has never been more important. Whether it be controlling our reaction to stressors, managing anxiety, spending time alone with our thoughts...


#141 BITESIZE | The Power of Light To Transform Your Health | Linda Geddes
Sleep is one of the most important pillars of health. Our bodies and our brains are designed to function during the day and rest at night.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.This week’s guest is award-winning journalist, Linda Geddes.Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are kept in time by light and dark cycles. These rhythms can become disrupted by chang...

#140 Gareth Southgate on The Football Skills That Transfer to Life
Today’s guest joins me fresh from a run of autumn camps with the England football team. He’s their manager, Gareth Southgate OBE, and I speak to him about his new book, Anything Is Possible. It’s not really a football memoir, but more a guide to life and there are brilliant lessons for all of us in there – non-football fans included!Gareth had an illustrious career as a professional football player in the 1990s and as England manager, took the England team to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup for t...

#139 BITESIZE | Free Your Subconscious Mind and Reach Your Full Potential | Peter Crone
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.Our subconscious mind can control our behaviours and thoughts, creating negative thought patterns and limiting beliefs.This week’s Feel Better Live More Bitesize guest is writer, speaker and thought leader in human potential, Peter Crone, a.k.a The Mind Architect.Peter explains that we can’t create the life of someone that we don’t yet believe ourselves to be and in order to do this we need to stop looking back at history we can’t change and start looking forw...


#138 The Healing Power of Compassion with Dr Julian Abel
Today's conversation is about one of my favourite topics – compassion. Compassion doesn’t just make us feel good but it can have powerful effects on our health and longevity. That’s something today’s guest has proved to great effect. Dr Julian Abel is a recently retired consultant in palliative (end of life) care and joint leader of the Frome Project, which aimed to end loneliness and improve health in a town in Somerset, by building community connections. In providing compassionate alternatives to medical ...

#137 BITESIZE | How to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life at any age | Daniel Levitin
Imagine if you could reverse ageing and cognitive decline and improve your brain health purely through your mindset and approach to life.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.This week’s guest is Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist and bestselling author. He explains why what we do day-to-day affects not just our short-term health, but also ...

#136 Arianna Huffington: Microsteps and Rituals to Help You Thrive
In times of uncertainty, anxiety and stress, taking care of your wellbeing is more important than ever and no one knows this better than my guest on today’s episode. Arianna Huffington is author and businesswoman who founded the original ‘internet newspaper’, The Huffington Post. She’s also one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list.After collapsing at her desk from sleep deprivation and exhaustion in 2007, Arianna became more passionate about the...


#135 BITESIZE | Why Mindset Is The Key To Achieving The Life You Want To Live | Marie Forleo
The power to achieve anything you want in life is within you - whether it’s improving your health, starting a business or getting a relationship back on track.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.This week’s guest is Marie Forleo, a US entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist and an unshakeable optimist.Marie explains why a growth mindset is so important and how co...

#134 Matthew McConaughey on How To Be More You
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.When I started these podcasts, back in January 2018, my aim was to connect with people who had new and exciting views on how we can feel better and get more out of life. Little did I know that would lead me to today’s episode, where I chat to one of the world’s most famous Hollywood actors.Matthew McConaughey might not immediately spring to mind as a self-help guru. Yet for his 2014 Oscar acceptance speech he memorably shared some of the tenets by which he liv...

#133 BITESIZE | Why Kindness Is Contagious and How to Make It Spread | David Hamilton
Every act of kindness is significant and has more impact than you can imagine.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my best former guests. This week’s guest is pharmacist-turned-author Dr David Hamilton.David explains why kindness is contagious and how just one small act of kindness is proven to have a ripple effect that reaches over 100 more people.When you’re kind to someone, ...


#132 How Addictive Technology Keeps You Hooked with Professor Adam Alter
Do you find it hard to resist the ping of a new email, the urge to scroll on social media, or watch the next episode when streaming? Do you wish you could stop checking, clicking, liking and sharing? Then put down your phone and listen to this episode.My guest today is Adam Alter, an associate professor of marketing and psychology, bestselling author of ‘Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and The Business of Keeping Us Hooked’ and an expert on the compulsive nature of technology. Adam explains h...

#131 Tim Spector: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Food Is Wrong
It’s a bold claim: that (almost) everything you’ve been told about food is wrong. But by the end of today’s conversation, I think you’ll be questioning what you previously thought was true and embarking on a new way of eating that’s right for you.My guest, Tim Spector, is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Head of the Department of Twin Research at King’s College London. He’s a leading expert on the gut microbiome whose work has transformed what we know about nutrition and health.Tim’s latest work high...

#130 Deepak Chopra on Waking Up to Your Full Potential
My goal with the podcast is to have conversations that matter. And as part of that process, I want to push and challenge myself, and by doing so, hopefully do the same for you. Today's guest is someone who entirely fits the bill. It is the one and only Dr. Deepak Chopra.Deepak is a medical doctor, a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation and Time magazine has described him as ‘one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century’. He recently published his 91st book called ...


#129 Why Women Are More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s with Dr Lisa Mosconi
Women's brain health remains one of the most under researched, under diagnosed and under undertreated fields of medicine. Women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s and twice as likely to become anxious or depressed. They are four times more likely to suffer with headaches and migraines and they are more prone to brain tumours and strokes than men. Today’s guest says this is a clear indication of functional differences between female and male brains. And she’s made it her life’s work to learn m...

#128 The Surprising Truth About Exercise with Professor Daniel Lieberman
Today’s episode will change the way you feel about exercise – and yourself. Do you ever feel guilty for taking the lift instead of the stairs? For swapping that workout for a lie in, or for having zero desire to run a marathon? If so, my guest has some reassuring words on why an aversion to exercise is completely natural. And some valuable advice on how we can overcome that to reap the multiple health benefits. Dr Daniel Lieberman is a paleoanthropologist and Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harva...

#127 Wim Hof on Waking Up to Your True Potential
CAUTION ADVISED: This podcast contains swearing from the start.How long could you last in a freezing-cold shower? And for how long could you comfortably, peacefully hold your breath? My guest today insists you can learn to do both for far longer than you think. And that by doing so, you can battle disease, regulate your mood and connect with your true self.This podcast is a fascinating insight into the mind, work and charismatic personality of Wim Hof, aka The Iceman. Wim has been described as a ‘trailblaze...


#126 How to Win at Life Without Losing Yourself with Dr Pippa Grange
Today’s episode is all about fear and how it holds us back in all aspects of our life. My guest is psychologist, Dr Pippa Grange, who has been hailed by the media ‘the doctor who helped transform the England football team’. Pippa is also author of the compelling book, Fear Less: How to Win at Life Without Losing Yourself.Fear is one of our body’s natural early warning systems. It alerts us when we’re under threat and need to take action. A bit like stress or inflammation, it’s something that’s useful to us ...

#125 How to Keep Your Immune System Healthy with Dr Jenna Macciochi
What does immunity mean to you? In today’s Feel Better Live More podcast, researcher and lecturer, Dr Jenna Macciochi explains that it’s not just about fighting off infection. Our immune systems do not lie dormant, waiting to wage war if bacteria or viruses invade – they play a central and constant role as our bodies’ housekeepers.How do we do that? From empowering nutrition advice to insights into the how our metabolism and immune systems interact, there’s plenty of practical takeaway from this conversatio...

#124 Why Changing The Way You Breathe Will Transform Your Body and Mind with James Nestor
In today’s episode, we’re returning to one of my favourite topics. Breathwork is where my personal and professional interests collide. How we breathe affects every body system we have and I’m excited to welcome James Nestor, science journalist and author of new book Breath, which explores the data behind this ancient, but some might say lost, art.And yes, it is an art. As we discuss, it doesn’t matter whether you follow a new or ancient technique to harness the potential of your breath, the principles are t...


#123 The Power of Pain with Julia Samuel
CAUTION: Contains mild swearing and adult themes.If there is any certainty in life, it is that things will never stay the same, yet so many of us struggle to embrace and accept change. In the conversation today, Julia Samuel, a leading British psychotherapist, with over 3 decades of experience teaches us how we can all adapt and thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences.Julia is passionate that pain is the agent of change – whether that’s through grieving someone that has died or throu...

#122 Jay Shetty on How to Think Like a Monk and Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose
I am delighted to kick off Season 4 of Feel Better Live More with former monk turned social media superstar, Jay Shetty. After having spent three years living as a monk in India, Jay believes that you don’t have to live like a monk to think like one. With his social media following now totaling over 32 million, Jay is transforming the ancient wisdom he has learned into bite-sized nuggets that will help us all live more meaningful and purposeful lives. So many of us these days are living lives that are not t...

#121 How To Break Free From The Limitations Of Your Mind with Peter Crone
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.Today, I welcome Peter Crone, aka ‘The Mind Architect’ back to the podcast. Peter is a writer, speaker and thought leader in human potential. He has worked with world-famous actors, athletes and the business elite yet what he has to say is just as likely to resonate with the average person, seeking to feel more comfortable in their own skin. His mission is to help people live life without limitations and stress. What he offers instead, is a life of freedom and...


#120 How To Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal
We are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done. You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, you receive an email that you need to reply to. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold. What would...

#119 Esther Perel: Relationships and How They Shape Us
As human beings, relationships are fundamental to who we are. We know that relationships can be a big source of happiness and fulfillment in our lives but they can also be one of the major sources of stress. So, why is it that we often find relationships so hard?In this conversation, I speak to arguably one of the world’s leading and most original thinkers on modern relationships, the wonderful, Esther Perel, who has long been on my dream guest list.We talk about the many differences between relationships o...

#118 How to Work Less and Get More Done with Alex Pang
Why is it that we equate long hours with greater effort? Could a four-day working week be the change we need for public health as well as the economy?My guest on today’s conversation is Alex Pang, an author and former Silicon Valley tech consultant who noticed that, when he went on sabbatical from work, he suddenly got a lot more done. This led him to research and write about resting more and working less.We begin the podcast by talking about active rest or, as Alex also terms it, ‘deep play’. How taking re...


#117 Why Black Lives Matter with Darryl Edwards
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains themes of an adult nature.Darryl Edwards – aka The Fitness Explorer – was one of the very first guests to appear on this podcast, all the way back on episode 7. He is someone who is passionate about promoting movement that is fun and playful. But that’s not why I invited Darryl back to talk to me on this episode.If there’s a thread that runs through all my podcasts, it’s that empathy and compassion are essential to feeling better and living more – and that’s more impor...

#116 How to Plan the Post-Lockdown Future of Your Dreams and Coping with Emotions with Dr Tara Swart
For many people, lockdown has provided a time for personal development. You may have discovered and worked on new qualities or skills. But I’m very aware that just as many people have found it a really stressful and incredibly busy time. Perhaps you’re a key worker, or a working parent juggling schooling and office hours. Maybe you’re out of work, have lost loved ones, or are in any way struggling to cope.This week’s podcast has a really important message for everyone: be kind to yourself. It’s OK not to ha...

#115 Meditation and Mindfulness Made Easy: The Very Best Tips
There’s so much craziness going on in the world right now and it can often be hard to know what to feel, or even what to do. In times like these, a practice of mindfulness or meditation becomes even more important. It can help improve sleep, reduce levels of stress and anxiety and so much more. But for me, the most important benefit is that it allows you to check in with who you are. Many of us live life at 100 miles an hour – bombarded with emails, texts messages and news – we are constantly consuming info...


#114 The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World with Dr Vivek Murthy
My guest on today’s conversation is Vivek Murthy. Vivek was the US Surgeon General under the Obama administration and is now author of the fantastic book, Together, about the healing power of human connection. And connect is exactly what Vivek and I did during this conversation in a really deep and profound way. During this conversation, we talk about what authenticity really means and how powerful it is to be truly vulnerable.We also talk about the consequences of this pandemic causing a social recession a...

#113 How Breathing Can Transform Your Life with Brian MacKenzie
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearingIt is the first thing we do when we arrive in the world and the last thing we do before we leave. It happens automatically 26,000 times a day without us even having to pay any attention to it, yet breathing is one of the only autonomic systems in our body that we can control, if we choose to. But because we can do it without consciously thinking about it, we often forget about it. The reality is though, that we react to every single situation in life with our b...

#112 The Secret to Ageing Well with Dr Dan Levitin
CAUTION ADVISED: This podcast contains swearing themes of an adult nature.Do you believe that we have control over how we age? Is mental decline inevitable? Or, does how we live now determine our later years?This week’s guest is Dr Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist and best-selling author. His latest book, The Changing Mind, is an enlightening read for anyone who wants to age well, live well and understand the science behind both.Dan and I discuss the concept of healthspan versus life...


#111 How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: The Very Best Tips on Sleep
Sleep is one of the most undervalued components of our health – if we can improve the quality of our sleep, we can improve the quality of our lives. Getting more sleep improves every aspect of our lives – it makes us less prone to injury when we exercise, boosts our productivity and enhances our ability to lose weight. Yet so many of us struggle to get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.In this episode, I have decided to try something a little bit different and draw on the wealth of knowledg...

#110 Why Mindset is The Key to Success with Tom Bilyeu
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.Do you believe that people’s values can change, or are they set in stone? Can you gain talent and intelligence through practice, or are they innate? Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed one?My guest on this week’s show is convinced that change is available to all of us, at any time. Tom Bilyeu is a US entrepreneur who co-founded a billion-dollar nutrition company. His weekly YouTube show, Impact Theory, explores the mindset of the world’s highest achievers,...

#109 Discover the Joy of Movement with Dr Kelly McGonigal
One of the positives I’m seeing during the current lockdown is many people’s renewed appreciation for getting out, active and connected. Having to stay home is making us really value that small window in our days when we can step outside to exercise, interact with nature and say a (distanced) hello to people we pass on the street or in the park.For that reason, I think you’re going to love listening to my guest on this week’s podcast. Kelly McGonigal is a US research psychologist, a lecturer at Stanford Uni...


#109 Discover the Joy of Movement with Dr Kelly McGonigal
One of the positives I’m seeing during the current lockdown is many people’s renewed appreciation for getting out, active and connected. Having to stay home is making us really value that small window in our days when we can step outside to exercise, interact with nature and say a (distanced) hello to people we pass on the street or in the park.For that reason, I think you’re going to love listening to my guest on this week’s podcast. Kelly McGonigal is a US research psychologist, a lecturer at Stanford Uni...

#108 BJ Fogg: The Secret to Making New Habits Stick
How can we create new habits – and stick to them? Is it really a case of will power, motivation, then repetition? Or could there be a simpler approach?This week, I talk to world leading expert in behaviour change, Professor BJ Fogg, who has spent 20 years researching and teaching insights about human behaviour. BJ and I discuss why, if you haven’t been successful when trying to change in the past, IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT. Poorly designed behaviour-change programmes, from diets to fitness regimes to alcohol-redu...

#108 BJ Fogg: The Secret to Making New Habits Stick
How can we create new habits – and stick to them? Is it really a case of will power, motivation, then repetition? Or could there be a simpler approach?This week, I talk to world leading expert in behaviour change, Professor BJ Fogg, who has spent 20 years researching and teaching insights about human behaviour. BJ and I discuss why, if you haven’t been successful when trying to change in the past, IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT. Poorly designed behaviour-change programmes, from diets to fitness regimes to alcohol-redu...


#107 John McAvoy: How to Thrive in Lockdown
Many of us are struggling to adjust to this new way of life. Having spent 24 hours a day in a 12ft by 8ft prison cell for a whole year, my guest on this week’s podcast knows more about isolation than most of us. You may remember John McAvoy from episode 91 of the podcast, where he shared his inspirational story of going from serving two life sentences to breaking British and World sporting records whilst in prison. Now a free man, he is Nike sponsored athlete and gives talks to schoolchildren and has spoken...

#107 John McAvoy: How to Thrive in Lockdown
Many of us are struggling to adjust to this new way of life. Having spent 24 hours a day in a 12ft by 8ft prison cell for a whole year, my guest on this week’s podcast knows more about isolation than most of us. You may remember John McAvoy from episode 91 of the podcast, where he shared his inspirational story of going from serving two life sentences to breaking British and World sporting records whilst in prison. Now a free man, he is Nike sponsored athlete and gives talks to schoolchildren and has spoken...

#106 Gabor Maté: Is Coronavirus Showing Us Who We Really Are?
Think back four or five weeks ago. How much of what you were engaged in then seems relatively trivial now? How much has the experience of coronavirus already clarified what your values really are? When you see people standing in the street, clapping for their healthcare workers; or Europeans on their balconies, serenading each other through lockdown, how does that make you feel?For this week’s podcast, I was honoured to welcome back Dr Gabor Maté, one of the most important voices globally on health, compass...


#106 Gabor Maté: Is Coronavirus Showing Us Who We Really Are?
Think back four or five weeks ago. How much of what you were engaged in then seems relatively trivial now? How much has the experience of coronavirus already clarified what your values really are? When you see people standing in the street, clapping for their healthcare workers; or Europeans on their balconies, serenading each other through lockdown, how does that make you feel?For this week’s podcast, I was honoured to welcome back Dr Gabor Maté, one of the most important voices globally on health, compass...

#105 Coronavirus Special. Johann Hari: How To Stay Calm and Connected when Physically Apart
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing and themes of an adult nature.Having written a book about the importance of connections, Johann Hari was the obvious choice to help me shed light on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting this key human need. In this podcast, his work on how loneliness affects depression and anxiety provides insight, understanding and practical solutions to help us through.We start by talking about what Johann says is the biggest cause of emotional difficulties – financial ...

#104 How Being Kind Helps Your Immune System, Reduces Stress and Changes Lives with Dr David Hamilton
The world is changing and people are feeling scared. What we regard as normal has been completely flipped on its head. What we need now more than ever is kindness.When you’re kind to someone, it’s not just that person who benefits. Kindness makes you happier. It’s good for your heart. It helps support your immune system. It slows ageing. It improves relationships. And it’s contagious – any small act of kindness you might perform is proven to have a ripple effect that reaches over 100 more people and I can’t...


#103 Coronavirus Special: How To Manage Anxiety In The Face Of A Global Pandemic with Dr Judson Brewer
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.As the world goes into lockdown to help manage the global pandemic of Coronavirus, many people are feeling anxious. This is a bonus conversation that I have recorded to help people deal with the anxiety that they are currently experiencing. Many people feel scared and helpless, which is completely understandable. In this episode, I speak to the behavioural neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Judson Brewer, who will help you understand how to keep your cool in the...

#102 Why You Should Change Your Diet With The Seasons with Dallas Hartwig
Is it time we relearned to live in sync with the natural world? My guest this week asserts that, instead of sticking to the same habits and behaviours, year round, we should change with the seasons, as our ancestors did. Dallas Hartwig, co-author of The Whole-30 and nutritionist explains that how we eat, sleep, exercise and connect to the world in January should be different to how we do those things in July. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Intuitively, that sounds right. Yet how many of us consciously live by ...

#101 How To Make Better Decisions Under Stress with Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
My guest on this week’s podcast is living proof that trauma doesn’t have to break you – that your start in life needn’t determine where you’ll end up. Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is one of just six female chief fire officers in the UK, and a psychologist with a PhD in behavioural neuroscience. She’s also an ambassador for The Big Issue, which she sold on the streets while experiencing homelessness as a teenager – something she describes as the worst, most dehumanising experience of her life. And yet, as you’ll ...


#101 How To Make Better Decisions Under Stress with Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
My guest on this week’s podcast is living proof that trauma doesn’t have to break you – that your start in life needn’t determine where you’ll end up. Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is one of just six female chief fire officers in the UK, and a psychologist with a PhD in behavioural neuroscience. She’s also an ambassador for The Big Issue, which she sold on the streets while experiencing homelessness as a teenager – something she describes as the worst, most dehumanising experience of her life. And yet, as you’ll ...

#100 - One Hundred Episodes On - What I’ve Learned From Podcasting with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Spinach or kale? Jeans or tracksuit bottoms? Running or swimming? They’re not the usual questions my podcast guests have to ponder. But this week’s episode is a special (and occasionally silly) one – it’s our centenary so it’s me in the hot seat. I thought I’d take a break from interviewing and invite my good friend Dr Ayan Panja back on the show to ask the questions and have some fun.Of course, it’s not all banter. Among the many topics we cover, Ayan and I talk about the milestone of reaching 100 episodes...

#99 How Breathing Through Your Nose Will Change Your Life with Patrick McKeown
How do you breathe? It might not be something you’ve ever given much thought to, but my guest on this week’s episode is convinced you should. Patrick McKeown believes breathing correctly – that is, through your nose, lightly, and slowly – is the secret to better health, fitness and overall wellbeing. Yet many of us are breathing through our mouths, breathing fast and shallow, and our health is suffering as a result.Patrick’s talks me through the science of exactly why it is that nasal breathing is so fundam...


#98 Why We Need To Fix Our Food System with Mark Hyman
Is it possible to create a food system that promotes health, not disease? One that regenerates ecosystems, reverses climate change and ensures no one, least of all the poorest in society, is endangered?My guest on this week’s podcast believes it is. He is functional medicine doctor and New York Times bestselling author, Dr Mark Hyman. Mark and I talk about everything from how processed food is addictive by design, to the powerful role good nutrition, from real food, could have in hospitals, schools and pris...

#97 How Exercise Changes Your Brain and Reduces Your Risk of Depression with Brendon Stubbs
Think of a physiotherapist and you probably think of someone who’s interested in muscles and joints; someone who gets you moving again after an injury, right? Well my guest this week is a physio with a difference. He’s concerned with the effect movement has, not on our bodies… but our minds. Brendon Stubbs is head of physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, a clinical lecturer and a prolific researcher. His work is helping provide the medical profession with much-needed evidence ...

#96 How This Sporting Event Could Change Your Life with Michael Lemmel
Can a sporting event really change the world? It might sound crazy, but with the right ingredients, I think it can.My guest on this week’s podcast is Michael Lemmel, co-founder of Swimrun, a sporting experience that’s taken the world by storm. What began as a drunken bet between friends, to swim and run between islands off Sweden, evolved into an organised endurance event and now an eco-conscious, global phenomenon, attracting people of all ages and abilities.You run in your wetsuit, swim in your shoes and ...


#95 Why You Need More Rest with Claudia Hammond
Warning: some people might find this podcast seriously restful.If that sounds appealing, it should do, because rest is something we all need to prioritise. So says this week’s guest, Claudia Hammond, who argues that being busy isn’t a badge of honour – and taking time out is definitely not lazy. We examine the science behind our struggles to relax and she shares some brilliant insights on our attitudes to downtime, the top 10 activities most likely to help us switch off, and what the benefits are for our he...

#94 Is Everything You Know About Depression Wrong? With Johann Hari
RE-RELEASE: This episode originally aired last year as a two-part episode.CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing and themes of an adult nature.For the past few decades, almost every year, levels of depression and anxiety have increased in Britain and across the Western world. But why? One of the most important voices in this area, Johann Hari, went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. He sh...

#93 Rich Roll on Conversation, Connection and How To Cope In a Toxic World
My guest on this week’s podcast is plant-powered wellness advocate, best-selling author and podcast host, Rich Roll. You may remember Rich from episode 28, when he talked about his transformation from overweight alcoholic to vegan ultra-endurance athlete, and the importance of finding purpose in life. Rich is the first of my guests to feature on Feel Better Live More for a second time and that’s because, when I met him back in autumn 2018, I felt a deep connection and I knew our conversation wasn’t finished...


#92 How To Make Lifestyle Changes That Will Last with Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Dr Ayan Panja
Why is it that so many of us find it hard to stick to a new diet or lifestyle plan? We all start off well enough – full of energy and optimism but then the novelty soon wears off and life gets in the way. After some time, we are right back where we first started. The fact is, most health plans are based on the common, but incorrect assumption that we can make sweeping and lasting changes to our health by relying solely on willpower and motivation. But for the vast majority of us, this is just not true. This...

#91 If This Man Can Turn His Life Around, So Can You with John McAvoy
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.Is there a change you’d like to make in your life? Something you’re desperate to overcome, but can’t see how? Or a goal you’re scared to aim for, because it feels too far off? My guest on this week’s podcast might just convince you to have a go. He’s John McAvoy, endurance athlete extraordinaire, author and the man with one of the most inspirational stories I have ever heard. John was born into a notorious crime family and has served a total of 10 years in som...

#90 Is There Anything Better Than Movement For Transforming The Way That You Feel: Best of 2019
Over the past 2 years, I have had the privilege of talking with some of the most influential and insightful voices in the health and wellbeing space. To celebrate, I have released 3 very special compilation episodes at the end of 2019, which happens to also be the end of the decade! In my new book, Feel Better in 5, I split up health into 3 main areas: Mind, Body and Heart. I covered ‘Mind’ and ‘Heart’ in the past 2 episodes of the podcast and in today’s show, the theme is ‘Body’ - we all know that moving o...


#89 Why Connection Is The Most Important Aspect Of Health: Best Of 2019
Over the past 2 years, I have had the privilege of talking with some of the most influential and insightful voices in the health and wellbeing space. To celebrate, I have decided to release 3 very special compilation episodes at the end of the year, which also happens to be the end of the decade! In my new book, Feel Better in 5, I split up health into 3 main areas: Mind, Body and Heart. The 'Heart' section is all about nurturing your essential human connections. This is such a crucial, but undervalued, com...

#88 The Very Best Tips to Look After Your Mental Health: Best of 2019
Over the past 2 years, I have had the privilege of talking with some of the most interesting and insightful voices in health. To celebrate, I am releasing 3 very special episodes at the end of the year which also happens to be the end of the decade! In my new book ‘Feel Better in 5’ I split up health into 3 broad categories: Mind, Body and Heart. The first section ‘Mind’ is all about doing little things each day that will look after your mental health, something that has never been more important than it is...

#87 What Chronic Illness Taught Me with Nicola Singleton
This week’s podcast is a first for me – my guest is a former patient of mine, Nicola Singleton. I met Nicola back in September 2016 on the second series of my BBC1 TV documentary, Doctor In The House. Since then, she has completely transformed her health and I’m so pleased she’s agreed to share that story with you. Nicola was, in her own words, ‘aged 38 but feeling 98’. She had a list of 10 different health diagnoses and was taking 20 different pills a day. Her main issues were feeling crippled with the exh...


#86 How to Achieve Anything You Want in Life with Marie Forleo
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.What’s holding you back in life at the moment? Is there a problem – be it practical or emotional, to do with your health, relationships, work, finance or anything else – that seems insurmountable? Whatever your struggle, my guest on this week’s Feel Better Live More podcast believes that the solution is already within you – that you have what it takes to transform or transcend any challenge you face. She’s Marie Forleo, a US entrepreneur, writer, philanthropis...

#85 Is it Time for a Tactical Break from Alcohol? With Andy Ramage
How does alcohol fit into your life? Have you ever given it any thought? My guest on this week’s podcast is Andy Ramage, a performance coach and author. He’s also one of the founders of One Year No Beer, a habit-changing programme that invites people to try 28, 90 or 365 days alcohol free – and see what it does for them. Andy was like many of us, he was not an alcoholic but he was what he calls ‘a middle lane drinker’. He would drink a little bit to unwind, at work events, when he saw his friends and probab...

#85 Is it Time for a Tactical Break from Alcohol? With Andy Ramage
How does alcohol fit into your life? Have you ever given it any thought? My guest on this week’s podcast is Andy Ramage, a performance coach and author. He’s also one of the founders of One Year No Beer, a habit-changing programme that invites people to try 28, 90 or 365 days alcohol free – and see what it does for them. Andy was like many of us, he was not an alcoholic but he was what he calls ‘a middle lane drinker’. He would drink a little bit to unwind, at work events, when he saw his friends and probab...


#84 Why Walking Is The Superpower You Didn’t Know You Had with Professor Shane O’Mara
When was the last time you gave any real thought to walking? It’s so easy to put one foot in front of the other. Yet this unique, underrated activity sets us apart from other species, and brings incredible advantages – yes, superpowers – if we do it enough.My guest on this week’s podcast is the neuroscientist Shane O’Mara, a professor of experimental brain research at Trinity College Dublin. After reading his remarkable new book, In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk And Why It’s Good For Us,...

#84 Why Walking Is The Superpower You Didn’t Know You Had with Professor Shane O’Mara
When was the last time you gave any real thought to walking? It’s so easy to put one foot in front of the other. Yet this unique, underrated activity sets us apart from other species, and brings incredible advantages – yes, superpowers – if we do it enough.My guest on this week’s podcast is the neuroscientist Shane O’Mara, a professor of experimental brain research at Trinity College Dublin. After reading his remarkable new book, In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk And Why It’s Good For Us,...

#83 Dr Rangan Chatterjee LIVE at The Scottish Parliament with Annie Wells MSP
This week, the microphones are turned and it’s me in the hot seat. This conversation was recorded at The Festival of Politics 2019 on World Mental Health Day in The Scottish Parliament with Deputy Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Mental Health, Annie Wells MSP. I was invited to speak about my mission to inspire people to make small sustainable changes to their lifestyles, which as many of you know, I believe is the secret to having a healthier and happier life. We discuss how my own experience as a care...


#82 How to Create the Life You Were Born to Live with Peter Crone
What is preventing you from living the life of your dreams? Are you waiting for the right person to come along? Will you be happy when you get a pay-rise? Or perhaps you just aren’t capable of getting what you really want? The truth is, that your perfect life is right here waiting for you to discover it. The only thing separating you from it is the dialogue that exists within your subconscious mind. Guest on this week’s podcast is writer, speaker and thought leader in human potential, Peter Crone, a.k.a The...

#82 How to Create the Life You Were Born to Live with Peter Crone
What is preventing you from living the life of your dreams? Are you waiting for the right person to come along? Will you be happy when you get a pay-rise? Or perhaps you just aren’t capable of getting what you really want? The truth is, that your perfect life is right here waiting for you to discover it. The only thing separating you from it is the dialogue that exists within your subconscious mind. Guest on this week’s podcast is writer, speaker and thought leader in human potential, Peter Crone, a.k.a The...

#81 Why When We Eat May Be More Important Than What We Eat with Professor Satchin Panda
RE-RELEASE - This episode originally aired as a 2-part episode almost 18 months ago and has been one of the most popular episodes to date. After releasing Episode 77, I have had many requests for more information on the impact of circadian clocks on our health. I have therefore decided to re-release this conversation with world-leading expert in circadian biology, whose research in this area is truly ground-breaking. So, here it is!We know that snacking late at night isn’t a good idea, but until recently, t...


#80 Why Spending Time With Your Friends Is More Important Than You Think with Dhru Purohit
Loneliness is an epidemic. We are surrounded by people yet many of us feel empty. Why is this? This week, one of my best friends, entrepreneur and podcast host, Dhru Purohit explains that many of us are craving deep meaningful connected friendships and we don’t even know it. We have the feeling that we are in control of our lives, that we are surviving, but we miss the fact that we need a deep connection to others to truly thrive. We discuss the power of touch and how having someone to open up to about the ...

#79 How Running Can Transform Your Life with Sanjay Rawal
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains mild swearing.When we think about running, most of us think of it as a form of physical exercise – something that we do to lose weight, look better or stay healthy. Some of us like to measure how far and how quickly we can run. But running can be so much more than that. What if someone told you that running could be a tool to transform your life? This week, film-maker and inspirational human being, Sanjay Rawal, is here to do just that. Whilst making his latest film (3...

#79 How Running Can Transform Your Life with Sanjay Rawal
When we think about running, most of us think of it as a form of physical exercise – something that we do to lose weight, look better or stay healthy. Some of us like to measure how far and how quickly we can run. But running can be so much more than that. What if someone told you that running could be a tool to transform your life? This week, film-maker and inspirational human being, Sanjay Rawal, is here to do just that. Whilst making his latest film (3100: Run and Become), Sanjay followed the most elite ...


#78 How to Reverse Childhood Obesity with Kim Roberts
SPECIAL EPISODE FOR WORLD OBESITY DAY to support a charity called HENRY, which is doing amazing work to combat childhood obesity.The statistics look gloomy. 1 in 10 children are obese when they start school and the odds are stacked against them. Only 1 in 20 children who starts school obese, will be a healthy weight when they leave primary school. But finally, there is a glimmer of hope. Have HENRY found a solution to reverse the trend? Their results so far are extremely promising. Today, I talk to Chief Ex...

#77 Why Getting More Light Will Transform Your Health with Linda Geddes
Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with it. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. Our bodies and our brains are designed to function during the day and rest at night. But as more of us move into light-polluted cities, spending our days in dim offices and our evenings watching brightly lit screens, we are in danger of losing...

#76 How to Optimise Your Brain Health with Dr Rahul Jandial
We are undergoing a huge technological experiment. In our pockets we have tiny technological miracles through which we can communicate, instantly, with anyone on the planet. We are constantly bombarded with endless information. But what impact is all this having on our brain? Why is it important to allow our brains to drift into random thoughts and be creative? I discuss all this with neuroscientist and brain surgeon, Dr Rahul Jandial, who loves technology but believes that we need to structure some boundar...


#76 How to Optimise Your Brain Health with Dr Rahul Jandial
We are undergoing a huge technological experiment. In our pockets we have tiny technological miracles through which we can communicate, instantly, with anyone on the planet. We are constantly bombarded with endless information. But what impact is all this having on our brain? Why is it important to allow our brains to drift into random thoughts and be creative? I discuss all this with neuroscientist and brain surgeon, Dr Rahul Jandial, who loves technology but believes that we need to structure some boundar...

#75 What Every Parent Should Know with Philippa Perry
How do we improve our relationship with our children? Why do our children make us feel so irritated at times? And what do we do if we’ve acted in a way that we shouldn’t have? I’m joined this week by psychotherapist and author, Philippa Perry, to talk about all these issues and more. We discuss why culture gets in the way of our natural instincts and why she believes that allowing your child to “cry it out” can be harmful. We delve into the effect that technology is having on our relationships and discuss s...

#74 How Diet Can Save Your Mental Health with Professor Felice Jacka
We all know that a poor diet negatively impacts our physical health. In fact, it is now the leading cause of early death in men and number two in women. But it’s not only our physical health that is affected – the effects on our mental health can also be devastating. This week, I am joined by world leading expert in the field of nutritional psychiatry, Professor Felice Jacka, to discuss her ground-breaking research into the link between food and our mental health. We discuss why lifestyle medicine should be...


#73 Why You Are Stronger Than You Think with Ross Edgley
“You are more powerful than your mind allows you to believe” This week, I have the great pleasure of sitting down with arguably the fittest (but definitely one of the loveliest) men on the planet – swimmer and all-round adventurer, Ross Edgley. He believes that the next frontier of human performance is the mind and his superhuman feats are testament to that fact. He is the first ever swimmer to circumnavigate the whole of Great Britain without ever setting foot on land. And this is just one in a long list o...

Why You Are Stronger Than You Think with Ross Edgley
“You are more powerful than your mind allows you to believe” This week, I have the great pleasure of sitting down with arguably the fittest (but definitely one of the loveliest) men on the planet – swimmer and all-round adventurer, Ross Edgley. He believes that the next frontier of human performance is the mind and his superhuman feats are testament to that fact. He is the first ever swimmer to circumnavigate the whole of Great Britain without ever setting foot on land. And this is just one in a long list o...

#72 Brain Training, Addiction, Self-Love and Community - End of Season 2
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing and themes of an adult nature.This week's episode wraps up the second season of the Feel Better, Live More podcast. Over the past 12 months, I've had the honour of sharing fascinating conversations with a wide variety of incredible people. Thank you to every single one of my guests - each conversation has been an inspiration to me.  In this episode I re-share some of the anecdotes and wisdom shared by a few guests from this series - Dr Tara Swart explains how ...


#71 What Makes Us Human with Tony Riddle
This week I sit down with natural lifestyle coach, Tony Riddle, who plans to run the whole length of Great Britain completing 30 miles every day for 30 days completely barefoot in order to show what humans are capable of and what he believes is biologically normal for us. He also plans to raise awareness of sustainability along the way. Tony believes that we are a species that is destined to be innately empowered, wild and connected yet our modern lives are removing us from this natural state. For the last ...

#70 Why Sleep is the Most Important Pillar of Health with Professor Matthew Walker
This interview originally aired 12 months ago as a 2 part conversation, which have proved to be two of the most popular episodes that I have released so far. Many listeners have asked me to re-release them as one single conversation so that they can listen from start to finish without interruption, so here it is!Sleep is one of the most undervalued components of our health, yet neglecting it can have devastating consequences. In this episode, I talk to world-leading sleep researcher, author of the internati...

#69 Michael Pollan: Could Psychedelics Solve the Mental Health Crisis?
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.Many of you will know Michael Pollan as a world-renowned food writer but now he has written a book that brings psychedelic drugs into mainstream consciousness. But why? Long before they gained a bad reputation, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as though psychedelics were going to be the new wonder drugs for mental illnesses. They promised to treat conditions like alcoholism, depression and anxiety without the side effects associated with conven...


#68 Tennis: A Game for Life with Jamie Murray
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains mild swearing.Having won 6 grand slam titles, Jamie Murray is one of the most successful British tennis players of all time. This week, with Wimbledon nearly upon us, I sit down to talk with him about what he does behind the scenes to keep fit and healthy and what we can all learn from this – from the equipment he carries with him to how he focuses his mind before a match. We talk about his childhood, how much tennis he and his brother (Andy Murray) played as children ...

#67 The Secret to a Long and Happy life with Dan Buettner
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing.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 and author 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 and ...

#66 Pushing Your Limits and Discovering Yourself with Kilian Jornet
When was the last time you were completely alone?  Not alone by modern standards, but truly alone - with no mobile phone or outside influences providing information to your brain. Can you think of a time? Global icon, prolific mountain runner and guest on this week’s episode, Kilian Jornet believes that it is only when you take away the storm of information, that you can discover what your true priorities are. And for him, the mountains are the tool to do just that. Not only do they allow him to explore the...


#65 Developing Confidence and Learning to Say No with Chloe Brotheridge
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you were more confident? This week, I sit down with hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author, Chloe Brotheridge, to talk about how confidence is a skill that everybody can learn. Chloe explains that by taking small steps to challenge yourself, you can retrain your nervous system and gradually, you will be able to achieve things that you never thought would be possible. We discuss how shame can be the root of many of our anxieties and why striving for perfec...

#64 Time and How to Spend It with James Wallman
Time is the most precious commodity we have, yet despite all the advances in technology, most of us are more time poor than ever before. Cultural commentator and best-selling author, James Wallman, believes that few of us really understand which experiences bring us joy and success, and which don’t. In fact, for many of us, free time can be harder to enjoy than time at work. James argues that just as we have learned to spot the differences between junk foods and superfoods, we need to learn the equivalent r...

#63 Gut Health and Probiotics with Dr Michael Ruscio
Gut health is a hot topic these days, with more and more research showing that our gut health impacts so much more than our digestive system. The gut is now being implicated in a host of different conditions, from joint pain to depression. But why is gut health so problematic for so many of us in the 21stCentury? I discuss this with clinical researcher, author and gut expert, Dr Michael Ruscio, on this week’s episode. We talk about the increase in hygiene practices and antibiotic use and ask whether we have...


#62 How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection with Haemin Sunim
This week, I sit down with one of the most influential Zen Buddhist monks and teachers in South Korea, Haemin Sunim. He offers a unique perspective on vulnerability, authenticity and the journey to finding out who we really are. Haemin believes that we have become used to sacrificing the present for the sake of the future and that intentional living is key to happiness. He argues that only by accepting yourself – and the flaws which make you who you are – can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationsh...

#61 Talking Mental Health with Matt Haig
Mental health problems are extremely common - it is estimated that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Yet so many of us still view these illnesses as a weakness or a personal failure. On this week’s episode, I sit down with best-selling author and one of the most prominent voices in the mental health arena, Matt Haig to talk about all things related to mental health. We discuss how society’s understanding of mental health can be very limited and often very toxic...

#60 The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle with Drs Emily and Amelia Nagoski
How do you experience stress? Women and men generally experience stress in very different ways and women are much more likely to feel overwhelmed and exhausted than men. But why is this? Guests on this week’s episode, Drs Emily and Amelia Nagoski believe that the reason lies in the fact that what’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things—and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them. They explain the importance of separatin...


#59 Personalising Your Health with Alessandro Ferretti
We are all bombarded by stress throughout our daily lives and it comes in many different forms, but how do we actually know what impact that stress is having on our bodies? One of the key messages from today’s conversation is a reminder of how unique we all are. My guest on this week’s episode is nutritionist and researcher, Alessandro Ferretti, who has spent years researching the effects of various stressors on the body by meticulously monitoring the heart rate variability (HRV) and blood sugar levels of b...

#58 How to Open Your Mind and Change Your Life with Dr Tara Swart
Whether it's a dream job, a successful relationship, losing weight or running a marathon, you have the power to accomplish anything you set your mind to. Yet for most of us, life just passes us by. In this week’s episode, neuroscientist and executive coach, Dr Tara Swart, explains how we can all take back control of our lives by training our brains to create the life we want to live. She explains the science behind ‘the law of attraction’ and talks about how what we think and feel are so intimately connecte...

#57 Mental Fitness and Body Image with Natasha Devon MBE
We all know what to do to keep physically fit, but few of us think about what we need to do to keep our minds fit and healthy. Writer and mental-health and body image campaigner, Natasha Devon argues that just as there is mental illness, there is also mental fitness. She believes that mental illness is no different to physical illness – the mind and body do not exist in silos. She talks about her campaign to get parity of treatment for mental illness and require workplaces to have mental health first aiders...


#56 Becoming Stress Proof with Dr Mithu Storoni
Although you can’t see it, stress is everywhere. Once pushed aside as something that couldn’t be explained, stress is now a quantifiable, identifiable, solid thing that has real physical effects on our bodies and our long-term health. But what can we do about it? Neuroscientist, researcher and guest on this week’s episode, Dr. Mithu Storoni, has read over 1,000 academic papers to answer that question. Mithu shares the finding of her research and explains just what stress can do to our bodies and how we can ...

#55 Eating for Longevity with Professor Valter Longo
What do we need to eat in order to live a long and healthy life? World-leading researcher in longevity, Professor Valter Longo, shares his views on diet and nutrition in this week’s episode. We discuss high protein diets, ketogenic diets and the concept of a low carb diet. Valter believes that we have over-simplified nutrition by looking at macronutrients in isolation - carbohydrates, fats and proteins – but in actual fact, we need all of these in our diets. And just as there are ‘good’ fats and ‘bad’ fats ...

#54 Re-Defining Happiness with Professor Paul Dolan
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing and themes of an adult nature.What really makes us happy? Is it a big house, lots of money, marriage and children? Not necessarily. Yet so many of us base what we do upon the ‘stories’ we tell ourselves of what we think should make us happy without paying attention to whether these things actually do make us happy day-to-day. Professor of behavioural science and guest on this week’s podcast, Professor Paul Dolan, believes that happiness is subjective in every ...


#53 How to Do Less, Do it Better and Live More with Elizabeth Emens
Do life’s mundane tasks like paying bills, answering emails or booking appointments feel like a whole other job? The stuff of life never ends. It piles up in junk drawers, steals our time, weighs on our minds and, if avoided for too long, can have painful consequences. We are all drowning in things to do and it is a major stressor on our bodies – impacting our health, wellbeing and the quality of our relationships. A big part of the problem is that this “life admin” is invisible: we forget it exists, and th...

#52 Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression with Johan Hari PART 2
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing and themes of an adult nature.This week, I continue the conversation with the inspirational Johann Hari, who shares insights from his forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. But it was not those experts that taught Johann the most, it was the incredible people of a Berlin district called Kotti – he shares the heart-warming story of how an unlikely community wa...

#51 Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression with Johann Hari PART 1
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing and themes of an adult nature.For the past few decades, almost every year, levels of depression and anxiety have increased in Britain and across the Western world. But why? One of the most important voices in this area, Johann Hari, went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. He shares the fascinating findings of his research in this week’s podcast. Joha...


#50 How Social Media Could Be Making You Ill with Cal Newport
How did this happen? We’re all living ultra-connected lives. In our pockets we have tiny technological miracles through which we can communicate, instantly, with anyone on the planet. Yet we are lonelier than ever before. Research has shown that levels of anxiety and depression have exploded, especially in the younger generation, who push time spent connected to the extreme.Professor of computer science and author on this subject, Cal Newport, explains why. We have evolved to be part of a mutually supportiv...

#49 The Untapped Wellbeing Resource with Stephen Deuchar
“In a single glance through a picture, you can be transformed into another world”It’s no secret that we are facing unprecedented levels of anxiety. But what if there was a parallel world that offered us a different way of thinking about life? Director of the Art Fund, Stephen Deuchar, believes that museums and art galleries offer just that. He talks about the fascinating findings of a recent report that found that actively deciding to take time for cultural activities and pursuits can have a profound impact...

#48 Eat Your Way to Better Energy with James Collins
“Our body is our own high-performance vehicle and our engine is our metabolism turning our food into energy.”Who doesn’t want to achieve their personal best – whether it’s at work, during an exercise class or playing with their children? Yet how many of us think about how we are fuelling our bodies to cope with the demands of the day? Elite sports nutritionist, James Collins, has worked with the likes of Arsenal FC, England Football and Team GB to ensure they are on peak form when it counts. He believes tha...


#47 Why Good Health Begins in the Mouth with Dr Steven Lin
“If we have a problem with our tooth, it’s really a sign that things could go wrong later on”Many of us think of the dentist as a place we go when we have a hole in our tooth. The dentist fixes the hole and that’s the end of the story. But dentist, Dr Steven Lin, explains why oral health is really a message of what’s going on in the rest of the body. He believes that we can prevent diseases by understanding the signs and symptoms and recognising that chronic diseases don’t just happen overnight. He explains...

#46 Making Movement Easier with Chris Boardman
“It’s not just about encouraging people to change, we have to enable them to.” In Greater Manchester alone, inactivity-related illness is costing the NHS £500,000 a week. In fact, there are 250 million car journeys every year in Manchester that are less than one kilometre. And it’s not just Greater Manchester, the situation is the same across the UK.  I delve into the reasons behind this with former Olympic gold medallist, Chris Boardman in this week’s episode. Chris, who is now cycling and walking commissi...

#45 Touch – The Forgotten Sense with Professor Francis McGlone
“Touch is not just a sentimental human indulgence, it’s a biological necessity” Did you know that being touched is essential for healthy brain development? Yet with teachers, healthcare professionals and work colleagues being increasingly hesitant about social touching, for the first time in the evolution of human history, many of us are being exposed to less touch than ever before. But what effect is all this having on our emotional health? World-leading researcher Professor Francis McGlone explains the im...


#44 How to Grow New Brain Cells with Dr Sandrine Thuret
Can adults grow new neurons? Until relatively recently, experts believed the answer was no. But neuroscientist, Sandrine Thuret explains why she believes humans can indeed generate new brain cells, a process called neurogenesis. She discusses the findings of the fascinating research in this area and gives practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis through our lifestyles- improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with ageing along the wa...

#43 The Training Secrets of the Hollywood Stars with David Higgins
"How I hold myself during the day impacts how I feel." At this time of year, many of us are wanting to kick-start lifestyle change. But where do we start? Personal trainer to the Hollywood stars, David Higgins, shares his top tips on this week’s episode. David believes that no matter who you are, the issues and obstacles are the same. We discuss how to bring about lasting behaviour change and create long term healthy habits. We delve into the problems of exercising with incorrect posture and the importance ...

#42 Parkrun – A Celebration of Community with Nick Pearson
"Somewhere in peoples DNA is a desire for them to be part of a community"Parkrun began 14 years ago, with a simple concept: a free five-kilometre time-trial around Bushy Park, south west London. It was a low-key, unofficial affair with socialising at its heart. Now over 5 million people across 20 countries have registered for the event! But why has it become so popular? Nick Pearson, Chief Executive of Parkrun and guest on this week’s Feel Better, Live More podcast, explains why. He believes that community ...


#41 Stress - The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
“We need to give our mental health the same care we give our physical health.”This week, I’m in the hot seat being interviewed by friend, fellow GP and lifestyle medicine advocate, Dr Ayan Panja. We talk about the whirlwind of the last year and how those experiences have shaped me. After the huge success of my first book, The 4 Pillar Plan, it became clear to me that the area that people struggle with the most, myself included, is relaxing. In fact, The World Health Organisation have named stress as the hea...

#40 Healing IBS and Gut Health with Jeanette Hyde
Are you struggling with IBS or some aspect of your gut health? Right now, IBS affects almost 20% of the UK population at some point in their lives and it can be a major cause of distress and disability for the people who suffer from it. This week, I talk to nutritional therapist and author, Jeanette Hyde, about some of the common problems that she sees in her practice. She shares simple tips for treating these, improving symptoms of IBS and manipulating our microbiome - from time restricted eating to the fo...

#39 How to Stay Pain Free with The Foot Collective
Have you ever thought about how important our feet are? And how they're connected to so many other parts of our bodies? This week's podcast is with Nick and Mike from ‘The Foot Collective’, a group of Canadian physical therapists on a mission to help humans reclaim strong, functional and pain-free feet through foot health education.The feet are an often neglected part of our body. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or back pain, your feet may be the cause. Nick and Mike explain that although there are many ai...


#38 The Power of Community with The Happy Pear
“The most important thing is love and that starts with yourself” Once beer-swilling rugby players, my guests on this week’s episode are identical twins Stephen and David, who now make up The Happy Pear. They share their incredible journey into healthy vegan living and talk about their desire to start a health food revolution – with the goal of making healthy food and lifestyle mainstream. It all started with a small humble vegetable shop and they now own a chain of natural food shops and cafés in Ireland as...

#37 How Our Childhood Shapes Every Aspect of Our Health with Dr. Gabor Maté
“We live in a society that generates addiction in most of its members.” This week, I talk to renowned addiction expert, physician and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. He calls for a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others. Dr Maté believes addiction is not a choice, neither is it all about drugs and illicit substances. Instead, he believes that addiction affects most of us – whether it be to alcohol, nicotine, sugar, work or exercise…the list is endless. According to D...

#36 The Truth About Plastic: Why We Should All Care with Will McCallum
“I do have real fears about whether or not the toxicity will increase to dangerous levels”The statistics are devastating. Plastic has increased twenty-fold over the past 50 years and will double again in the next 10 years. Already present in the stomachs of nearly all the world’s marine birds, by 2050 plastics in the ocean may outweigh fish, covering large swaths of the Pacific in floating garbage slicks. But what effect does this plastic have? When ingested by big fish, like whales and seals, it lowers the...


#35 Why Depression Isn’t All In The Mind with Professor Edward Bullmore
“There is no family in the country that’s going to be untouched by depression” Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next 20 years. But treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades.  In the world of psychiatry time has apparently stood still.  Up until now, depression has not been considered to be a physical illness but rather something that is all in the mind. In this week’s episode, I talk to world-leading researcher, Professor of Psychiatry and aut...

#34 Why Being Popular Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be with Professor Mitch Prinstein
“We are biologically programmed to care what others think of us”Who doesn't want to be more popular? Leading psychologist, Professor Mitch Prinstein explains why perhaps we should be careful what we wish for… More than childhood intelligence, family background, or prior psychological issues, research indicates that it’s how popular we were in our early years that predicts how successful and how happy we grow up to be. But it’s not always the conventionally popular people who fare the best, for the simple re...

#33 The Gut-Brain Connection and Why Diversity is Key with Miguel Toribio-Mateas
“Nutrition doesn’t need to be super-expensive, it can be cheap and cheerful but also very nutritious and wholesome.” Our everyday food choices affect not only our gut health but also our brain health.  But how exactly does this work?  Nutritionist and clinical neuroscientist, Miguel Mateas explains it all, including the role of pre and probiotics. We discuss how long-term stress affects the gut and how eating a colourful diverse diet is so important for our overall health.  Miguel believes that diversity is...


#32 The Science of Happiness with Meik Wiking
“Globally we are richer than ever before, but we fail to convert that wealth into wellbeing” Meik Wiking, author of best-selling book Hygge, understands happiness better than anyone. In his role as Founder and CEO of the world's only Happiness Research Institute, he has travelled the globe interviewing the world's happiest people to discover the key components of happiness. In this episode, we explore the fascinating findings of his research and uncover what we can learn from the world’s happiest countries....

#31 Born to Run with Vassos Alexander
“Try it, you will not regret it”Do you think running is just not for you?  I think it will be hard not to want to give it a go after listening to this week’s podcast with BBC Radio 2 sports presenter, podcast host, author and self-confessed running addict, Vassos Alexander.Formerly unfit and out of shape, Vassos has now run the Spartathlon – a 153 mile ultramarathon race held annually in Greece.  He shares his journey and gives a fascinating insight into the history behind this event. Vassos believes that ...

#30 Mindfulness Instead of Medication with Danny Penman
“Mindfulness has been proven to be at least as good as antidepressants” What is mindfulness? And what really are the benefits? Author and expert in mindfulness and meditation, Dr Danny Penman explains it all.  We discuss how numerous clinical trials have proven that mindfulness is as good as medication for depression and in some cases, even better.  We also talk about how effective mindfulness breathing can be for pain control and many other conditions. Danny explains how rather than consuming time, practis...


#29 Amelia Freer on What We Need to Eat
“Everyone is focusing on what to avoid, no one is focusing on what we need to eat”Nutritionist and best-selling author Amelia Freer has a refreshingly fluid and flexible approach to healthy eating. She believes that we should shift the focus away from what we shouldn’t eat, which can be damaging and focus instead on what we can eat.  Amelia and I discuss her positive nutrition pyramid, which provides a framework of what she believes you should be working towards eating every day.  We delve into how emotiona...

#28 Rich Roll on How to Find Your Purpose
“Put yourself in an unbelievably uncomfortable frightening situation that you don’t have to and you’ll soon find out what you’re about.”Have you figured out what your ‘why’ is?  Are you struggling to find the time to discover what you want from life? My guest on this week’s podcast is inspirational plant-powered wellness advocate, best-selling author and podcast host, Rich Roll.  He shares his incredible story of complete transformation from unhealthy, overweight alcoholic lawyer to ultra-endurance athlete,...

#27 Why We Sleep with Matthew Walker PART 2
Dr Chatterjee talks to world-leading sleep researcher, author of the international best-selling book Why We Sleep and Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Matthew Walker. They discuss everything you ever needed to know about sleep in this 2-Part interview.  In Part 2 they discuss how sleep affects every aspect of our health – how sleep deprivation can affect our blood sugar levels, increase our risk of heart attack and impact our mental health. They discuss alcohol’s imp...


#26 Why We Sleep with Matthew Walker PART 1
Dr Chatterjee talks to world-leading sleep researcher, author of the international best-selling book Why We Sleep and Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Matthew Walker. They discuss everything you ever needed to know about sleep in this 2-Part interview.  In Part 1, they discuss brilliant tips to combat jet lag, explain how sleep can enhance athletic performance and decrease risk of injury and reveal just how much caffeine consumption can impact sleep.  Finally, they e...

#25 Eat Your Way to Better Health with Dale Pinnock
Dr Chatterjee talks to author, chef and nutritional medicine expert, Dale Pinnock aka ‘The Medicinal Chef’, about the various diets that he has tried and how we can eat to improve our heart health, anxiety, depression and type-2 diabetes.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/daleFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#24 How To Be Well with Dr Frank Lipman
Dr Chatterjee talks to US doctor and functional and integrative medicine expert, Dr Frank Lipman. They discuss Frank’s philosophy of combining traditional Eastern medicine with nutritional science and the best of Western medicine for long-term health and wellness.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/franklipmanFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


#23 The Truth About Meditation with Light Watkins
Dr Chatterjee talks to Light Watkins, meditation teacher, international speaker, author of the book Bliss More and creator of The Shine programme. Light busts some of the commonly held myths about mediation and explains how by taking a different approach, we can all make meditation an enjoyable part of our everyday lives and reap the amazing health benefits that meditation can give us.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/lightwatkinsFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrCha...

#22 Why When We Eat Matters with Professor Satchin Panda PART 2
Dr Chatterjee talks to Professor Satchidananda Panda of the Salk Institute in California, a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm and whose research is transforming everyday lives worldwide.Show notes for part 2 available at drchatterjee.com/pandaFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#21 Why When You Eat Matters with Professor Satchin Panda PART 1
Dr Chatterjee talks to Professor Satchidananda Panda of the Salk Institute in California, a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm and whose research is transforming our lives everyday worldwide.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/TRFFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


#20 IBS, Stress and Gut Health with Professor John Cryan
Dr Chatterjee talks to Professor John Cryan, world-leading researcher on the gut-brain axis and Professor of Anatomy & Neuroscience about how the connection between our gut and our brains affects all aspects of our health, including stress, depression, anxiety and IBS.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/johncryanFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#19 Emma Willis on Body Image, Motherhood and the Challenges of Modern Life
Dr Chatterjee talks to TV presenter and ex-model, Emma Willis, about the pressures of modelling, motherhood and keeping her family healthy.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/emmawillisFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#18 The Best Foods to Nourish Your Brain with Neuroscientist, Dr Lisa Mosconi
Dr Chatterjee talks to Dr Lisa Mosconi, neuroscientist, Professor of Neuroscience & Neurology, certified integrative nutritionist and associate director of the Alzheimer’s prevention clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. They discuss the links between what we eat, our brain and nourishing our brain for our future health.Show notes available at: drchattterjee.com/lisamosconiFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.co...


#17 Matt Willis on Pop Stardom, Addiction and Discovering Good Health
Dr Chatterjee talks to pop star, actor and self-confessed nutrition geek, Matt Willis, about the whirlwind of Busted, his alcohol addiction and his new-found awareness of the impact of his diet on his overall health.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/mattwillisFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#16 Jamie Oliver's Ambush on Childhood Obesity and Learning to Cook
Dr Chatterjee talks to celebrity TV chef, restaurateur and childhood obesity campaigner Jamie Oliver on his ambitions as a boy working in his family’s business, his current role as an obesity campaigner and what he’s working on for the future. “Obesity kills more people than any conflict on the planet, so that’s why we should treat it as war.”*Please note this podcast contains some swearing*For show notes visit drchatterjee.com/jamieoliverFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrC...

#15 Treating Depression and Anxiety with Dynamic Running Therapy with William Pullen
Dr Chatterjee talks to William Pullen, psychotherapist, author and founder of Dynamic Running Therapy about how running and walking can be the perfect therapy for mental health conditions.Show notes available at www.drchatterjee.com/williampullenFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


#14 The Sleep Hacking Secrets of the World’s Top Athletes with Nick Littlehales
Dr Chatterjee talks to elite sports sleep coach and author of the book Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps... and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind about his unique journey to coaching world famous sports teams, on improving performance through sleep patterns and on daily actionable tips for everyone.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/nicklittlehalesFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com...

#13 The Importance of Barefoot Shoes with Galahad Clark
Dr Chatterjee talks to co-founder of global footwear brand, Vivobarefoot, Galahad Clark. Galahad comes from the family behind shoe-making dynasty Clarks and he explains why he set up Vivobarefoot. They discuss why it is important to allow your feet to move naturally and what impact kids shoes can have on their future health.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/galahadclarkFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.c...

#12 Human Movement and Taking Control of your Health with Gary Ward
Dr Chatterjee talks to Gary Ward about his journey on discovering his passion for human movement, how he believes healthcare professionals and movement specialists can learn from his philosophy and why we should all be in control of our own health.Show notes available here: drchatterjee.com/garywardFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


#11 Good Sleep Habits and Sleep Misconceptions with Dr Guy Meadows
Dr Chatterjee talks to sleep expert, trained physiologist, author and co-founder of The Sleep School, Dr Guy Meadows about why our sleep habits have become increasingly important and how we can make some simple changes to improve our sleep quality.Show notes available here drchatterjee.com/guymeadowsFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#10 Reviving NHS General Practice and Lifestyle Medicine with Dr Ayan Panja
Dr Chatterjee talks to Dr Ayan Panja, NHS GP, Lifestyle Medicine advocate and health communicator about the current pressures on GPs and the exponential rise of Lifestyle Medicine.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/ayanpanjaFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#9 Childhood Obesity and Fussy Eating with Dr Venita Patel
Dr Rangan Chatterjee meets Dr Venita Patel, paediatrician & nutritional therapist, to discuss the fight against childhood obesity, NHS-funded community projects and tips for fussy eaters.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/venitapatelFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


#8 Optimising Hormonal Health with Angelique Panagos
Dr Rangan Chatterjee talks to Angelique Panagos, nutritional therapist and author of The Balance Plan: Six Steps to Optimize Your Hormonal Health. They discuss why modern life is attacking us and how Angelique discovered practical lifestyle changes that can improve female hormonal health.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/angeliquepanagosFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

#7 Paleo Fitness and Natural Movement with Darryl Edwards
In this episode Dr Rangan Chatterjee speaks to Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and international speaker - Darryl Edwards, on how he became a health and movement coach, why physical activity has become optional and his unique Primal Play™ approach to make exercise fun.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/darryledwardsFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#6 Making Fast Food Healthy with John Vincent
In this episode Dr Rangan Chatterjee talks to LEON co-founder - John Vincent, on his journey to provide healthy, affordable fast-food choices, how he helps employees stay happy and the challenges our society face to be healthier.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/johnvincentFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


#5 IBS and Gut Health with Dr Megan Rossi
In this episode Dr Rangan Chatterjee meets The Gut Health Doctor - Megan Rossi, dietician and researcher at Kings College London, to discuss IBS, SIBO, the role of pre and pro-biotics and simple steps to improve the health of your gut.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/meganrossiFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#4 How Food is Medicine with Dr Rupy Aujla
In this episode Dr Rangan Chatterjee speaks to Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor's Kitchen, where they discuss the power of food and lifestyle change as medicine as Dr Rupy believes that what we choose to put on our plates is the most important health intervention we can make.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/rupyaujlaFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

#3 The Importance of Heart Health with Dr Aseem Malhotra
In this episode Dr Rangan Chatterjee meets cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra - a world-leading obesity expert and one of Britain's most vocal anti-sugar campaigners - to discuss what food can help you live a happier, healthier life.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/aseemmahotraFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


#2 How to Stay Calm in a Busy World with Michael Acton Smith
In this episode, Dr Chatterjee speaks to Michael Acton Smith, co-Founder and co-CEO of Calm - the app, website and book. We hear about what inspired Michael to set up the company through recognising the benefits of meditation and how we can all bring stillness into our lives in this busy world.Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/michaelactonsmithFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

#1 Gut Health and why we need to throw out the rule-book with Professor Tim Spector
In this episode, Dr Chatterjee meets Tim Spector, Professor of Genetics and author of The Diet Myth, to discuss gut health, microbes and food diversity. We hear about the Hadza community in Tanzania and how they are, surprisingly, in good health by default. Show notes available at: drchatterjee.com/timspectorFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

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