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EP05: Andrew Holmes PhD and the Microbiome

Shannon Harvey

If you’re a regular listener to The Whole Health Life you’ll know that I dive with gusto into the scientific evidence showing links between our health and our emotions, stress levels, relationships, beliefs, diet, sleep, exercise and daily habits. But of all the topics in health science that I closely follow, there is one that stands out as having the greatest potential to revolutionise the way we approach wellness and the treatment of chronic disease – the microbiome. It’s thought that up to 100 trillion microbes call your gut home.⁠ Disruptions to the balance of your gut “wildlife” are associated with ... Read full article »


EP03: Art Kramer And The Exercise-Brain Connection

Shannon Harvey

I have a little confession to make. Even though I’m a health journalist, and I’ve interviewed countless experts about why exercising is good and important and something we should do every day… I loathe it. Well that is to say, I used to loathe it.   What really changed for me was when I started looking at the research showing that not only is exercise good because it can make us stronger, faster, fitter and slimmer; it’s also essential for a healthy mind and brain. In this episode I speak with Arthur Kramer, who is formerly the Director of the Beckman Institute... Read full article »


EP02: Sarah Pressman PhD and The Power of Positive Emotions

Shannon Harvey

In this podcast episode you’ll learn that new research shows that skin heals faster from a flesh wound if you’re more positive and how smiling, even when you don’t feel happy can reduce your stress. This podcast is all about the new research proving there’s a connection between your emotions and your health. This idea is probably one you’ve thought about before. There are certainly countless self-help gurus, talk shows and magazine articles that reinforce the idea that how positive you are can influence how healthy you are. But what does the evidence say about all this? Can positive thinking really affect how well we... Read full article »


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EP07: Peter Gollwitzer PhD And Easy Techniques To Make Healthy Changes Last

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