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Discovering body fats hidden secrets – Episode 51 with Dr Sylvia Tara

Summary

Even though every human on the planet has stored body fat of differing amounts, it is surprising how little most people actually know about its functions in life. This may be because the science of body fat is relatively new only gaining real interest since the mid-’90s. Listen and learn body fats hidden secrets. Fat is so much more than a wobbly store of excess calories, it interacts, communicates, and even supports healthy body processes. Dr Sylvia Tara, the author of The Secret Life of Fat, kickstarts season 3 with a great interview.

Guest biography

Sylvia Tara holds a PhD in biochemistry from The University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a healthcare management consultant with McKinsey & Company and has worked for the world’s largest biotechnology companies.

After an extended battle with her own body fat, Dr Tara became fascinated with its resiliency and embarked on a mission to better understand it. Her book, The Secret Life of Fat, is the culmination of years of research and interviews with physicians, patients and leading scientists.

You can learn more about Dr Tara by visiting her personal website.

Episode content: Body fats hidden secrets

This episode is essential listening for anyone who has struggled with their own body fat levels, or for anyone who coaches others to manage their body fat more effectively. Listen and learn body fat’s hidden secrets with Dr Tara, there are great insights and helpful coaching tips. 

  • 1:56 Why listen to this episode
  • 4:33 The major roles of body fat in human physiology and health
  • 7:07 The recommended level of body fat in males and females to maintain health
  • 10:52 The obesity paradox
  • 16:30 Different coloured body fat and its purposes
  • 19:24 Hormonal factors produced by body fat
  • 22:50 A story of how genetic leptin defects interfere with health and hunger
  • 27:26 Weight loss and the role of willpower and calories
  • 30:44 The impact of obesity on coronavirus pandemic
  • 33:04 Suggested strategies for effectively managing body fat levels

Connect with Dr Tara over social media

Facebook: @sylviataraphd

Twitter: @sylviataraphd

Buy Dr Tara’s book

Available to purchase on Amazon Kindle

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Hormonal health and weight management – Episode 34 with Reed Davis

Summary:

In this first episode of the new series, Reed Davis provides a fascinating discussion around hormonal health and key principles for managing our health and wellbeing, especially in managing body weight. He discusses the importance of an individualised approach and how hormonal imbalance can lead to weight gain.

Guest biography:

Reed Davis, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine.  He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course.  Reed served as the Health Director and Case Manager at a Wellness Center in So. California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries.  Today, Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients.  Reed is also a Clinical Advisor for BioHealth Laboratories and lives in the US, teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build robust private practices.

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Website: www.functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com

Episode content: Hormonal health and weight management

In this episode with Reed, we discuss a wide range of vital topics in regards to hormonal health:

  • 1.35 – What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?
  • 4.45 – Reed defines the acronym DRESS for success
  • 8.34 – The importance of the root cause in preference to relying on symptoms alone
  • 15.47 – Accessible tools for health and fitness professionals to monitor client health
  • 24.50 – What factors are the top priority in managing body weight? Calories? Hormonal health?
  • 33.45 – Which hormones are commonly out of balance in the overweight/obese?
  • 38.02 – Cortisol as a catabolic hormone may still, counter-intuitively, impact weight gain

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Connect with Reed on social media:

Reed Davis, or his organisation, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, is available on a range of social media, please click the links below to connect.

 Facebook @FunctionalDiagnosticNutrition

 Instagram @fdntraining

 Twitter @FDNtraining

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Nutrient density helps weight management – Episode 21 with Dr Zoe Harcombe

Summary

This episode addresses the concept of using and applying nutrient density as an effective factor in the battle against obesity with expert diet and nutrition researcher, Dr Zoe Harcombe.

* Please note this is an audio only recording (but still worth a listen)

Biography

Dr Zoe Harcombe is a researcher, author, blogger and public speaker in the field of diet and health. Her key areas of interest/expertise are public health dietary guidelines (especially dietary fat), nutrition and obesity.

Zoe earned a BA and MA from Cambridge University and was the first pupil from her state school to have graduated from Cambridge. She was voted college student president by her peers while there – only the second female president in over 630 years.

In 2016, Zoe was awarded a PhD in public health nutrition. The title of her thesis was “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of dietary fat recommendations in 1977 and 1983: A systematic review and meta-analysis.”

Zoe is the author of several best-selling books, including The Obesity Epidemic, The Harcombe Diet and Why do You Overeat? She is a regular speaker at leading conferences and is a sought after expert whose research capacity and ability to dispel dietary myths and fallacies has helped cement her excellent reputation.

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Dr Zoe Harcombe

Episode content

Episode 21 with Dr Zoe covers a fascinating range of dietary themes that will certainly bring greater understanding to your personal dietary journey, including:

  • The importance of our relationship to food in the weight management battle
  • A scientific definition of nutrient density
  • How do commonly marketed ‘health’ foods measure up in terms of nutrient density?
  • What metabolic effect do low nutrient, processed foods have upon the body?
  • Dr Harcombe’s views on isolated oils, such as olive oil and coconut oil, that are marketed as ‘healthy’.

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Website: www.zoeharcombe.com

Podcast: Diet and Health Today available on iTunes

Connect with Zoe on social media 

 Facebook @zoeharcombe

Twitter @zoeharcombe

Books

Zoe has written and published a range of books on diet, nutrition and public health. To learn more about this, please view Zoe’s website Bookshelf. All Zoe’s books are also available on Amazon.

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