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Stronger Minds

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The Stronger Minds Podcast is where I bring you everything you need to know to build a healthier brain and a stronger mind, including food and nutrition, psychology, lifestyle, mental habits and debating big ideas. From Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson.

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The Stronger Minds Podcast is where I bring you everything you need to know to build a healthier brain and a stronger mind, including food and nutrition, psychology, lifestyle, mental habits and debating big ideas. From Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson.

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By kritzbitz - Jun 29 2018
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Fantastic podcast from a qualified expert. Wonderful guests and thoughtful content. Highly recommend!!

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
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1

Must listen!

By kritzbitz - Jun 29 2018
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Fantastic podcast from a qualified expert. Wonderful guests and thoughtful content. Highly recommend!!
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Stronger Minds

Updated 7 days ago

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The Stronger Minds Podcast is where I bring you everything you need to know to build a healthier brain and a stronger mind, including food and nutrition, psychology, lifestyle, mental habits and debating big ideas. From Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson.

Rank #1: Fasting & MS: Could Going Without Food Treat This Disease?

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New and ongoing research has shown a link between the microbiome and the body's response to fasting on the health and repair of nerve cells. In this episode I report on the latest research on fasting and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a common autoimmune neurodegenerative disease. Are we standing on the verge of new nutritional interventions for neurological disorders? Tune in to hear what two leading researchers, Dr. Valter Longo and Dr. Jeremy Chataway, think is going on and the future directions of their research. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 13 2017
19 mins
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Rank #2: The Ground-Breaking Science of Food & Mood with Prof. Felice Jacka

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My guest is Professor Felice Jacka. Felice is a Psychiatric Epidemiologist working in the new field of Nutritional Psychiatry, which she helped to establish. Her PhD was the first to examine the impact of overall dietary intake (as opposed to individual foods or supplements) on mental health risk and she lead the SMILES trial, a ground-breaking randomised controlled trial using dietary improvement as a treatment for depression. In the episode Felice gives a behind the scenes look at what it was like conducting that research and the reaction from the international science community, and helps shed some light on some nutrition myths.

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Feb 02 2019
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #3: Cheesecake - Dairy Foods and Shavuot with Victoria Prever

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In this episode I speak to Victoria Prever, food editor of the Jewish Chronicle, the world's oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper. She tells me about the symbolism of dairy foods during the festival of Shavuot and the role of food in Jewish culture. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 02 2017
23 mins
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Rank #4: Barbecue Seitan - Intuitive Eating & Fighting Diet Culture with Laura Thomas

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Laura Thomas is a registered Nutritionist with a Phd in Nutritional Sciences who specialises in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and non-diet nutrition. Through a non-diet approach she strives to help her clients and followers to develop a healthy and relaxed relationship with food that relies on acknowledging and trusting their own internal body cues rather than external rules and regulations. She was the nutritionist for the 2017 BBC1 documentary Mind Over Marathon, which followed a group of people with a range of mental health concerns training to run the London Marathon.


When she's not working with clients 1-1 she can be found calling out nutritional nonsense on her social channels. In this wide-ranging conversation Laura explains why she declared war on Diet Culture and her take down of Women’s Health Magazine. Actually, since then she also launched a successful Instagram campaign to get GymBox to take down a post that promoted exercise as punishment. She also describes the paradigm of Intuitive Eating (and its misappropriation), and the link between veganism and orthorexia.

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Jan 19 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #5: Sheryl Talks Obesity

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In this episode I talk to Sheryl Hill. Sheryl is an independent theatre director and her company, Ships in the Night Theatre, in January launched a new project, part-funded by Arts Council England looking in to the complexities and real-life experience of obesity in the UK. Sheryl describes herself as an obese woman and was frustrated by the way that the public discussion on obesity didn’t seem to relate to her own experience or those of other overweight people that she knew. She and her team are in the process of developing a theatre production that will highlight the varied and individual experiences of overweight and obesity with the hope of opening up a more nuanced and compassionate public conversation on the topic. Sheryl and I found some time to talk while she was in London undertaking some research for her project. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 10 2017
45 mins
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Rank #6: Have We Pathologised Being Full?

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In this episode I talk about something that is part observation and part theory in relation to the way that some people think about food and their bodies. A growing number of individuals seem to be worried that a normal outcome of digestion is a sign of physical illness or moral weakness. Have we pathologised being full?

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Feb 02 2018
26 mins
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Rank #7: Cinnamon Rolls: Food as History and Memory with Stella Parks

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In this episode I have the pleasure of breaking bread with a food hero of mine. Stella Parks, also known as Bravetart, is a pastry chef who trained at the CIA, the Culinary Institute of America. In 2012 she was named one of Food and Wine’s Best New Pastry Chefs and was this year nominated for a prestigious James Beard Foundation award. Stella is the resident Pastry Guru at Serious Eats, the website renowned for its meticulously researched recipes with a generous dose of the science behind your favourite foods.

I have been a fan of Stella’s for years now and really appreciate the time, effort and generosity of everything she puts out. In this episode we talk about how boxes of cake mix set her on her culinary path and the link between Oreos and time travel. Stella also troubleshoots questions from followers on US/UK baking recipes.
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Sep 27 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #8: The Psychobiotic Revolution - The Gut-Brain Axis with Professor John Cryan

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My guest is Professor John Cryan, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at University College Cork, and along with his long-time collaborator, Prof Ted Dinan, has lead much of the burgeoning field of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis.


In this episode we talk about what exactly is meant by the term ‘gut-brain axis’, the link between the gut and brain disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and depression and what you can do to look after your own gut bugs.


It is a fascinating conversation full of useful information, and he also answers some questions from the audience, so make sure you have your notebooks at the ready. 

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Nov 23 2017
52 mins
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Rank #9: Understanding IBS

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a complex and common illness that affects the function of the gut, creating uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms for sufferers. In this episode I give a brief overview of research in to IBS, outline aspects of the brain-gut-microbiome axis in the disorder, and highlight the critical role of psychological stress in driving symptoms. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 15 2017
22 mins
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Rank #10: Sausage Rolls - Emotional Eating & Vulnerability with Felicity Morse.

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My guest is journalist Felicity Morse who up until very recently was the online editor of the I newspaper, responsible for all the digital news content. She left that role just before Christmas to focus on investigating and writing about sex and relationships. Felicity is also exploring ideas around vulnerability and in this very honest conversation we talk about her experience of emotional eating and social media addiction. I am enormously grateful to Felicity for her openness and I hope you find the conversation as insightful and fascinating as I did.

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Feb 23 2018
59 mins
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Rank #11: Breaking Bread - Venezuelan Green Sauce: Food for Thought with Heather Heying

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Heather is a scientist, educator, and author. She earned her PhD in Biology from the University of Michigan, where she earned the university’s top honor for her dissertation. On top of that she has a B.A. in Anthropology, which is the study of human societies and behaviour. She has researched the evolution of social systems across a range of organisms, including humans, and her book, Antipode, is based on her experiences in Madagascar while studying the sex lives of poison frogs.


In 2017, she resigned from her tenured professorship at The Evergreen State College, where for fifteen years she provided undergraduates an evolutionary toolkit with which to understand what it is to be human, and how to be critical, engaged citizens of the world. She designed courses that prioritized the scientific method, and pushed students outside of their own certainty and comfort zones. And this is most of what we get in to – the relationship between safety and risk, the growing attack on science, and how to improve your critical thinking skills.

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Dec 22 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #12: On Grief & Loss

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Today, I step away from food for a moment and talk about an important issue that almost everyone will experience, but that doesn’t get very much air time. This episode is about grief. It’s a difficult and painful subject that can leave us feeling helpless and lost for words. But we will all experience grief and we will all encounter people in our lives who are grieving and so I think it is really important to think about what is happening in the grief process, what can help and what can hinder coming to terms with loss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 11 2017
23 mins
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Rank #13: Understanding Anger

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Anger is one of the most misunderstood and disparaged emotions. It is seen as a sign of immaturity or a lack of control, with people often confusing the emotional experience of anger with the physical act of violence. However, they are not the same thing. More than that, anger can be a driving force for tremendous good.


In this episode I explain the psychological function of anger, how to recognise it, how to tolerate it and how to make the most of it.

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Jun 20 2019
30 mins
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Rank #14: New Year, New Name!

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This is just a quick to give you the heads up on some changes that you may have noticed around here. 

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Feb 01 2019
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Rank #15: Psychology Bite - Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

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In this episode I want to talk about a mental health disorder that I think is poorly understood and can leave sufferers mischaracterised as deliberately manipulative or attention seeking. This misrepresentation of the illness drives hostility and stigma and can make people experiencing these symptoms reluctant to come forward and ask for help they are entitled to. I will be talking about Borderline Personality disorder, which in the UK is also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, and in the two accompanying episodes I speak to two people who are living with this diagnosis so that you can benefit from hearing them tell their own stories.

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Mar 24 2019
54 mins
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