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The Truth About Calories, Exercise and the Gut-Brain Connection with Tim Spector, MD FRCP OBE

The Blonde Files Podcast

Tim Spector is a medical doctor, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, nutrition scientist, microbiome expert and best selling author. He is also the cofounder of Zoe, a health science and personalized nutrition company running the largest in-depth nutrition study in the world. He joins the show to discuss what we’ve gotten wrong about nutrition, the most prevalent diet myths out there right now, the truth about calories, the gut-brain axis, how to eat to support gut and overall health, why gut issues are so common today and more. Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/Blondeor enter code BLONDE at checkout. Go to VEGAMOUR.com/blonde and use code blonde to save twenty percent on your first order! Article is offering our listeners $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. To claim, visit article.com/BLONDE and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Produced by Dear Media.


25 Jan 2023

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#181 Everything you want to know about food with Professor Tim Spector OBE

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

Ever wondered about the environmental impact of your food choices?How can you offset that flight to Tenerife?Do you know about food fraud?How about why the food industry tricks you into thinking that it’s all about calories?Professor Tim Spector OBE, is back on the podcast to talk about Food for Life, his new book that is awesome! Tim and I also discuss the many wondrous and surprising properties of everyday foods, which scientists are only just beginning to understand. Plus a look into his nutrition company ‘Zoe’ and the latest in personalised medicine.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 39mins

25 Jan 2023

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#326 BITESIZE | Eat These Foods to Improve Your Gut Health | Professor Tim Spector

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Our gut health, unlike our genes, is something we can influence - improving almost all aspects of our health and wellbeing.Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my 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 291 of the podcast with leading expert on the gut microbiome, Professor Tim Spector.In this clip Tim shares some of the latest science, along with his tips for building more gut-friendly foods into your diet.Thanks to our sponsor http://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreSupport the podcast and enjoy Ad-Free episodes. Try FREE for 7 days on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/feelbetterlivemore. For other podcast platforms go to https://fblm.supercast.com.Show notes and the full podcast are available at drchatterjee.com/291Follow me on instagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjeeFollow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


13 Jan 2023

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One Thing with Tim Spector on the big calorie myth

The Therapy Edit

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks author, Zoe co-founder and Professor at Kings College London for his One Thing. Tim offers mums around the globe the advice that calories are meaningless when it comes to measuring how healthy your diet is.Tim is one of the top 100 most cited scientists in the world and is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Food for Life which you can buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Food-Life-Science-Eating-Well/dp/B0B2WTDVR5/ref=sr_1_1?crid=113GPOP0UQ84L&keywords=food+for+life&qid=1671556156&s=audible&sprefix=food+for+life%2Caudible%2C209&sr=1-1You can learn more about Tim by following him on Instagram at @tim.spector and you learn more about the health and wellness website Zoe (which runs the largest in-depth nutritional science study to help you reach your best health) at @zoe


6 Jan 2023

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E209: Doctor Tim Spector: The Shocking New Truth About Weight Loss, Calories & Diets!

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

What if everything that you knew about health was wrong, if calories didn’t count and food labels lied? That is exactly what Tim Spector OBE says in his multiple books, innumerable articles and TV appearances.Following the ancient greek belief that food is medicine, Tim has made it his mission to let people know how central gut health is to overall health, affecting your immune system, energy and even mental health.In this essential conversation, Tim discusses everything you need to know for your health, from eating the rainbow to fasting, this episode will change the way that you look at food and diets forever.Topics: Professional bio Why are you doing this The gut microbiome The counting calorie myth Definition of quality food Intermittent fasting The myth around vitamins The Keto diet Coffee Gluten intolerance Exercise Sugary vs zero sugar drinks The link between the microbiome & our mood Focus & ADHD Your company Zoe The last guest questionTim: Website - https://bit.ly/3Q92DhxInstagram - https://bit.ly/3CDRuQDTwitter - https://bit.ly/3VG0zilWatch the episodes on Youtube: https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsbFollow:Instagram: https://bit.ly/3CXkF0dTwitter: https://bit.ly/3ss7pM0Linkedin: https://bit.ly/3z3CSYMTelegram: https://g2ul0.app.link/SBExclusiveCommunSponsors: Huel - https://g2ul0.app.link/G4RjcdKNKsbIntel - https://intel.ly/3UIYxxTBlueJeans - https://g2ul0.app.link/NCgpGjVNKsbCraftd - https://g2ul0.app.link/gZ8in6Dsvsb

1hr 36mins

2 Jan 2023

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The Extraordinary Properties of Everyday Foods, with Tim Spector

Intelligence Squared

Sign up for Intelligence Squared Premium here: https://iq2premium.supercast.com/ for ad-free listening, bonus content, early access and much more. See below for details.Eating the right foods is the single most effective way of preventing illness and staying healthy. But understanding what’s good and what’s bad, whether it's red wine or acai berries, can be a complicated conversation when we’re constantly receiving new ideas about what to put on our plate. Tim Spector’s new book, Food for Life: The New Science of Eating Well, looks to make all that conflicting information a little more clear. Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals. He is a multi-award-winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome. Our host for this discussion is Paediatric doctor and TV presenter, Guddi Singh.…We are incredibly grateful for your support. To become an Intelligence Squared Premium subscriber, follow the link: https://iq2premium.supercast.com/ Here’s a reminder of the benefits you’ll receive as a subscriber: Ad-free listening, because we know some of you would prefer to listen without interruption  One early episode per week Two bonus episodes per month A 25% discount on IQ2+, our exciting streaming service, where you can watch and take part in events live at home and enjoy watching past events on demand and without ads  A 15% discount and priority access to live, in-person events in London, so you won’t miss out on tickets Our premium monthly newsletter  Intelligence Squared Merch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


5 Dec 2022

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508: Everything You've Been Told About Food Is Wrong! | Tim Spector

The Ultimate Health Podcast

Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/508timspector Tim Spector (IG: @tim.spector) is a medically qualified Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK registry at King’s College London. His current work focuses on the microbiome and nutrition, and he is co-founder of the data science company ZOE. Today we’re discussing Tim's new book, Food for Life: The New Science of Eating Well. Stick around and learn how to eat right to optimize your health! In this episode, we discuss: How Tim’s diet has evolved over the years What a typical day of eating looks like for Tim The latest research on time-restricted eating Calorie-restricted eating vs. time-restricted eating Realistic advice for weight loss The danger of short-term dieting and avoiding carbs The 30-plant rule Eat foods high in polyphenols The truth about antioxidants Health benefits of postbiotics How short-chain fatty acids are produced The connection between the immune system and the gut The best foods to include for gut health Eat more mushrooms! Why you should use extra virgin olive oil The best oils to cook with Common factors that destroy your gut microbiome Choose organic when eating plants Polyphenols help defend plants Tim's thoughts on the carnivore diet The major factors that affect the skin microbiome Show sponsor: Just Thrive <== 15% off all Just Thrive products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Paleovalley <== 15% off all Paleovalley products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Related links: Tim Spector - Food for Life (book) Tim Spector's website Follow Tim Spector on Instagram and Twitter Listen or watch Tim Spector previously on TUHP (episode #484) ZOE Rob Knight Related episodes: The Top Foods You Should Eat & Avoid to Fight Disease | Dr. William Li (#506) The 5 Best Foods for Longevity! (Eat as One Meal) | Max Lugavere (#502) Eat This Way to Optimize Your Microbiome & Sidestep Disease | Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (#490) Fix Your Microbiome to Lose Weight and Age in Reverse | Dr. William Davis (#455) This Is How to Live Longer & Prevent Disease by Fixing Your Gut Health | Tina Anderson (#451) Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. If you'd prefer to watch vs listen to the interviews, head over to our YouTube channel and enjoy the full video conversations. Be sure and subscribe while you're there. 3. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!

1hr 26mins

29 Nov 2022

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137: What you might not know about food with Professor Tim Spector

Unwind with Poppy Jamie

My guest this week is an absolute hero and legend in the medicine and nutrition world. I'm talking to Professor Tim Spector, who is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, Director of the Twins UK study and one of the world's leading researchers in gut microbiome.Professor Tim Spector is the Director of the British Gut Project and his research has transformed our knowledge of food and health. He's also the author of two books, The Diet Myth and Spoon Fed: Why Everything You Know About Food is Wrong. The amount he's done for furthering the understanding of health is so phenomenal. He could have already retired and never lifted a pen again. So that's why his new book is quite groundbreaking. It's called Food Is Life and his latest research is beyond excellent. I have never read a more comprehensive guide on the truth behind our food. His new book is really a food Bible, if you will. It discusses absolutely everything and looks into the research behind these claims. I highly recommend it!Find more information on Professor Tim Spector:Website: https://tim-spector.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tim.spector/?hl=en-gb Books: https://tim-spector.co.uk/tim-spector-books/Follow Poppy:Instagram: @poppyjamieWe'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode, please email contact@notperfectpodcast.comProduced by Georgie RutherfordEdited by George Drake Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


20 Nov 2022

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The revolutionary diet advice we should all be following with Tim Spector

Wellness with Ella

I’m joined by epidemiologist, gut health expert, and one of the 100 most cited scientists in the world, Professor Tim Spector OBE. Tim is leading the conversation on gut health and is pioneering a new and positive approach to nutrition. Looking beyond calories, Tim’s work focuses on how eating for your gut health can fundamentally influences many aspects of your physical and mental health, as well as tackling deeply embedded diet narratives. We discuss: Myth busting calorie counting Gut microbiome 101 Why eating to support your gut positively impacts all aspects of health Tim’s 3 pieces of diet advice Shifting the narrative about what we eat Why taking a long-term view towards your health trumps all Each week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at meal replacements.  Tim’s new book: ‘Food for Life: The New Science of Eating Well’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Food-Life-Science-Eating-Well/dp/B0B2WTDVR5/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tim+spector+food+for+life&qid=1667292664&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjg5IiwicXNhIjoiMS4zNiIsInFzcCI6IjEuMjYifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=Tim+spe%2Caps%2C62&sr=8-1 Join The Big IF Study https://health-study.joinzoe.com/intermittent-fasting?_ga=2.210987989.1941833140.1667292709-199716784.1666262151 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 Nov 2022

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5 foods I got wrong - Tim Spector

ZOE Science & Nutrition

Where were you in 2015? President Obama was in the White House, The UK was a member of the European Union, and you couldn’t escape Bruno Mars's global smash: Uptown Funk. More importantly, 2015 marked the release of Tim Spector’s first book: The Diet Myth.If you think the world has felt different since 2015, wait until you hear about the advances in nutritional science. Since then, Tim has had a chance to rethink his position on dietary staples like bread, milk, ultra-processed foods and more. He’s put everything he’s learnt into his new book Food for Life: The New Science of Eating Well. In this episode, Tim speaks with Jonathan about what he got right, where he went wrong, and what the future holds for the world of nutrition. Tim Spector is a co-founder at ZOE and one of the world's top 100 most cited scientists.It's your chance to invest in ZOE! Own a piece of ZOE for as little as £10 on our Crowdcube page. Learn more about OwnZOEIf you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to joinZOE.com/podcast and get 10% off your personalized nutrition program.Timecodes:00:00 - Intro00:10 - Topic introduction02:33 - Quickfire questions03:19 - Has Tim changed his opinion on anything while writing his new book?03:55 - Tim’s new book: Food for Life05:41 - Today’s topic: 5 foods Tim got wrong06:55 - #1: Bread10:16 - What has Tim’s opinion changed about bread?12:23 - #2: Personalization15:15 - How has Tim’s breakfast changed?22:05 - #3: Milk25:04 - Skim milk vs whole milk27:48 - What kind of milk does Tim have?29:43 - #4: Mushrooms32:37 - #5: Ultra-processed foods40:30 - Summary42:17 - Will Tim write another book?42:49 - Goodbyes42:53 - OutroPre-order Tim’s book here.Episode transcripts are available here.Check the trial mentioned in today’s episode here. This podcast was produced by Fascinate Productions.


20 Oct 2022