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The Optimum Nutrition Podcast

The Optimum Nutrition Podcast is a weekly interview series brought to you by the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) - one of Europe’s longest established nutritional therapy training providers. Join us for lively conversations with guests from the world of nutrition. We’ll be delving into their health journeys and touching on some common health conditions, with the aim of inspiring you to be your happiest and most optimally healthy self.

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Nutrition Before, During And After Pregnancy with Katie Shore

Registered nutritional therapist and former barrister Katie Shore discusses the positive impact that nutrition and lifestyle interventions can make before, during and after pregnancy; from helping couples to conceive, to supporting mothers through their fourth trimester.She also debunks some common myths around fertility. Is your fertility determined by the eggs you were born with? Does your fertility 'drop off' after 30? And is mourning sickness something women simply have to suffer through?If you enjoy the episode, make sure you subscribe to the show and leave a review. To discover more about the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, visit: www.ion.ac.uk 

48mins

27 May 2021

Rank #1

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An Ancestral Approach to Wellbeing with Ryan Carter

Ryan Carter is a registered nutritional therapist, PT, health coach, breathwork coach and the founder of Live Vitae. In today’s episode, he discusses his ancestral approach to wellbeing; from nose to tail eating to ‘downloading’ in nature. Ryan also shares how he approaches nutrition with an influence, having gained a following of over 450,000 on Instagram.Views expressed by guests are not those of ION, nor does ION endorse any third party products mentioned.To find out more about ION and its highly-reputable nutritional therapy courses, visit: ion.ac.uk

42mins

20 May 2021

Rank #2

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How Nutrition Can Impact Your Mental Health with Olga Preston

A graduate of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Olga Preston has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She developed an interest in mental health after the effect that good nutrition had on family and friends affected by mental health conditions. She now focuses on using her passion for nutrition to support people with their mental wellbeing at ION’s Brain Bio Centre. In this episode, she discusses how biochemistry can influence mental health, and shares tips for building your mental resilience through food.If you enjoy the podcast, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review. To find out more about nutritional therapy and the Brain Bio Centre visit: ion.ac.uk

41mins

13 May 2021

Rank #3

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An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care with Dawn Waldron

Dawn Waldron is a registered nutritional therapist and life coach who has been specialising in breast cancer for almost two decades. A twenty-three-year survivor of breast cancer herself, today’s discussion focuses on integrated care and how nutritional therapy can work alongside other healthcare disciplines to provide a powerful approach to those going through breast cancer treatment and beyond. She also introduces the concept of nutrigenetics and how this could play a role in the future of cancer care.If you enjoy the episode, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review. To find out more about nutritional therapy, including ION’s courses, clinic and magazine, visit ion.ac.uk

43mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Diversity And Inclusion In Nutritional Therapy with Ojarike Udu

Ojarike Udu has been a practising nutritional therapist for over 10 years, having given up a career in finance to retrain at the age of 40. Today's episode focuses on diversity and inclusion within nutritional therapy, particularly in terms of why men are less likely to seek out nutritional support. OJ also discusses barriers to good nutrition for those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as how the industry can become more racially diverse. To find out more about nutritional therapy, including ION's courses, clinic or magazine, visit ion.ac.uk

55mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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LGBTQ+ Health And Nutrition with Daniel O'Shaughnessy

Daniel O’Shaughnessy is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 10 years of clinical experience. In this episode, he discusses the “lightbulb moment” that led him to specialise in LGBTQ+ health and nutrition and why this community can have specific dietary and health needs; from IVF and fertility support to steroid use, and from nutritional support for HIV diagnosis to transitioning and hormones. He also discusses his upcoming book, Naked Nutrition, an LGBTQ-focused guide to good health and diet.To find out more about nutritional therapy, whether you are looking to work one-to-one with a practitioner or study to become a nutritional therapist yourself, visit ion.ac.uk

34mins

16 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Building Positive Relationships With Food with Nicola Moore

Nutritional therapist and former Head of Clinics at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Nicola Moore discusses how we can cut through the conflicting messages around what and how we should eat, and build healthy and positive relationships with food.For more information about nutritional therapy, including ION's magazine, courses and clinic, visit ion.ac.uk

47mins

9 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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The Optimum Nutrition Podcast is a weekly interview series brought to you by the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) - one of Europe’s longest established nutritional therapy training providers. Join us for lively conversations with guests from the world of nutrition. We’ll be delving into their health journeys and touching on some common health conditions, with the aim of inspiring you to be your happiest and most optimally healthy self.*Make sure you subscribe so that you don't miss an episode*Find out more about ION’s course, clinic and magazine at: ion.ac.uk Follow ION on social media:  @ion_nutrition

29 Mar 2021

Rank #8