Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

10/26/2021

#211 How To Eat To Beat Depression And Anxiety with Dr Drew Ramsey

Season 5, Ep. 211
We know how vital what we eat is for our physical health. What’s less widely appreciated, despite a wealth of evidence, is just how important the right foods are for our brain and mental health. But my guest today is here to turn the science into easy steps we can all put into action.Dr Drew Ramsay is a psychiatrist and a leader in the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry. He’s assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Colombia University and founded The Brain Food Clinic in New York. Drew’s book, Eat To Beat Depression And Anxiety: Nourish Your Way To Better Mental Health In Six Weeks is a powerful prescription for optimising your mental health through diet. His clinic incorporates evidence-based nutrition and integrative psychiatry treatments with psychotherapy, coaching, and responsible medication management. He believes everyone working in the field of mental health should be talking about nutrition –and I couldn’t agree more. Over his 20 years as a practising doctor, Drew became frustrated that the robust data confirming a relationship between food and mental health wasn’t making it through to doctors, let alone patients. With depression being the most disabling illness in the world, he’s made it his mission to bring the evidence on nutritional prevention and cure to the masses. The trick, he says, is to find foods that do one of two things. They either feed your gut microbes and fight inflammation (linked to both depression and dementia) or they put your brain in ‘grow mode’. And which foods do these things? Drew reveals his ‘power players’ in our conversation, giving specifics on different nutrients and how they work in the body. He simplifies the research on foods that can treat depression –such as the famous SMILEs trial. And he provides a super-helpful, realistic guide to changes you can make right now (that don’t have to be expensive).Mental well-being is such an important topic and Drew’s work is so valuable. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to do the best by their brain.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/livemorehttps://www.blublox.com/livemorehttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreShow notes available athttps://drchatterjee.com/211Support the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM communityhttps://drchatterjee.com/membershipFollow me onhttps://www.instagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me onhttps://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjeeDISCLAIMER: 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.
10/19/2021

#210 How To Rewrite Your Life Story with John McAvoy

Season 5, Ep. 210
CAUTION: This episode contains themes of an adult nature.Before he came to see me today, my guest John McAvoy took a walk around Strangeways prison. For a former inmate, that might sound an unlikely way to start the day. But for John, it’s the sort of thing he does on a regular basis, to remind himself where he’s come from.This is John’s third appearance on the podcast, but for those new to his story, he was a teenager raised into a life of organised crime. By the age of 18 he was one of the UK’s most notorious armed robbers and was sentenced to two life sentences. John spent 10 years in maximum-security prisons but during that time he transformed his life, describing his release as a ‘rebirth’.Today John’s not just a record-breaking, Nike-sponsored athlete, he’s a man on a mission to make amends and make sure no other child goes that same route into crime. Through initiatives like his Open Doors campaign, to give young people access to school sports facilities during holidays, he’s inspiring new generations to rewrite their stories.But it’s not just youngsters John’s experience and wisdom speaks to. He’ll be too modest to agree with me, but I hear a spirituality and philosophy in his words that we can all benefit from. Our deep and honest discussion covers John’s move to the Alps to live a simple life, rejecting the wealth he could easily command. We talk about connection, forgiveness, the importance of not judging people – and we even ponder the meaning of life.I’m struck by how people like John, who have achieved incredible self-transformation, are the perfect figureheads to help inspire and create positive change in society. He’s a master of storytelling who uses his own, unique experience to give us access to new perspectives. I really hope you enjoy this conversation.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.calm.com/livemorehttps://vivobarefoot.com/livemorehttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreShow notes available athttps://drchatterjee.com/210Support the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM communityhttps://drchatterjee.com/membershipFollow me onhttps://www.instagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me onhttps://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjeeFollow me onhttps://twitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: 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.
10/14/2021

#209 BITESIZE | How to Create a Happy Life | Professor Paul Dolan

Season 5, Ep. 209
We all want to be happy, but what truly brings us happiness is often not what we think.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 54 of the podcast with behavioural scientist and author of the books ‘Happy Ever After’ and ‘Happiness by Design’, Professor Paul Dolan.Paul believes that happiness is subjective and if we free ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we can each create a life that’s worth living.Thanks to our sponsorhttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreSupport the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM communityhttps://drchatterjee.com/membershipShow notes and the full podcast are available at drchatterjee.com/54Follow me oninstagram.com/drchatterjee Follow me onfacebook.com/DrChatterjee Follow me ontwitter.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.
10/12/2021

#208 Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To, with Professor David Sinclair

Season 5, Ep. 208
My guest today is a revolutionary thinker and ground-breaking scientist who’s on a mission to make you younger. And if that sounds promising, you’ll be pleased to know this podcast contains practical advice you can start to follow today.He’s Australian biologist and Harvard professor David Sinclair, author of Lifespan: Why We Age –And Why We Don’t Have To. David is one of the world’s leading scientific authorities on longevity, ageing and how to slow its effects. His research interest is the epigenetics of ageing and how we can reprogramme our genes to stop and even reverse it. That’s right –reverse the ageing process. And when you listen to him explain the science, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.The key to staying young, he explains, is inducing hormesis, a state of survival in our bodies, and you don’t need a lab to do it. Simple habits like skipping meals, eating more plants and less meat, certain types of exercise, and hot/cold therapies can create just enough adversity to switch on our bodies’ longevity genes.David’s goal is not vanity. It’s not to make us young for the sake of it. Instead, he’s shining a spotlight on ageing as the root cause of all the major chronic diseases that ultimately kill us. Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, dementia – his research suggests they could all be eliminated if we looked at the common cause, instead of treating the end symptoms.Of course, this would result in a population who spent significantly more time on earth, so we discuss the ethical questions this raises in the light of our climate and economic crises. Would ageing really be better described as a disease than a natural, inevitable process? This conversation contains so many thinking points and lots of practical tips that we can all start to apply immediately. Would you want to live to 150, if you could do so in full health?CAUTION: If you have type-2 diabetes or are on any blood sugar lowering medications, talk to a healthcare professional before you go for prolonged periods without eating.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.zendium.com/livemorehttps://vivobarefoot.com/livemorehttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreShow notes available athttps://drchatterjee.com/208Support the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM communityhttps://drchatterjee.com/membershipFollow me onhttps://www.instagram.com/drchatterjeeDISCLAIMER: 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.
10/7/2021

#207 BITESIZE | Discover Your True Self for Peace and Purpose | Kilian Jornet

Season 5, Ep. 207
When was the last time you were truly alone? When we take some time away from the storm of information we receive every day, the benefits can be transformative.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 66 of the podcast with mountain runner and global icon, Kilian Jornet.One of the incredible feats Kilian has achieved is climbing Everest twice in one week, and in this clip, he explains why we need to spend time alone in order to connect with ourselves and live our best lives.Thanks to our sponsor http://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreSupport the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM community https://drchatterjee.com/membershipShow notes and the full podcast are available at drchatterjee.com/66Follow me oninstagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me onfacebook.com/DrChatterjeeFollow me ontwitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: 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.
10/5/2021

#206 How To Optimize Your Immune System & Fight Viruses with Dr Roger Seheult

Season 5, Ep. 206
This week’s episode is all about the immune system and my guest is Dr Roger Seheult. He is a California based medical doctor, who practises as a critical care doctor also specialising in pulmonology and sleep.Although you might expect an intensive care doctor to be concerned only with emergency medicine and quick fixes, Dr Seheult is really passionate about prevention. And when it comes to understanding inflammation and immunity, I can’t think of a better person to explain the science. Whether you’re worried about coronavirus, you want to avoid other winter bugs, or your goal is fending off chronic disease, I think you will find this conversation really useful.We begin by discussing the link between inflammation and immunity. We speak in depth about the link between low vitamin D levels and coronavirus, how it might be used as both preventive and treatment, and exactly how much we should all be taking. Vitamin D is produced on exposure to sunlight, which leads us to talk about the importance of light – and dark – at the right times, for our circadian rhythms. This of course impacts on sleep and what Roger has to say about its vital role in immunity might just persuade any night owls out there to turn in early tonight.From hot and cold therapies to nutritional supplements, food to forest bathing, stress-relief to spirituality, there’s so much useful stuff here. I hope you enjoy this conversation and can use it as a toolkit for feeling your best as we head into the colder months.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.zendium.com/livemorehttps://www.blublox.com/livemorehttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreShow notes available athttps://drchatterjee.com/206Support the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM communityhttps://drchatterjee.com/membershipFollow me onhttps://www.instagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me onhttps://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjeeFollow me onhttps://twitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: 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.
9/30/2021

#205 BITESIZE | The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle | Drs Emily and Amelia Nagoski

Season 5, Ep. 205
Stress is a physiological cycle that has a beginning, a middle and an end. And by understanding how to complete the stress response cycle, you can get rid of the stress even if you can’t remove the stressor.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 60 of the podcast with authors of the book ‘Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle’, Drs Emily and Amelia Nagoski.In this clip, they explain the importance of understanding the stress cycle, and the powerful and practical tools we can all use to minimise stress in our lives.Thanks to our sponsor http://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreSupport the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM community https://drchatterjee.com/membershipShow notes and the full podcast are available at drchatterjee.com/60Follow me oninstagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me onfacebook.com/DrChatterjeeFollow me ontwitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: 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.
9/28/2021

#204 Why Running A Marathon Will Change Your Life with Hugh Brasher

Season 5, Ep. 204
This Sunday 3rd October, I’ll be one of 40,000 people taking to the streets to run the Virgin Money London Marathon. So, in preparation for what I’m told will be a life-changing day, I spoke to its Event Director, Hugh Brasher. But this episode is more than a conversation about running. It’s about the magic that happens when hundreds of thousands of people come together and revel in what’s possible.We begin by talking about its history, the famous atmosphere, crowd support and many other factors that make the London Marathon experience unique. We also talk about the vision behind the London Marathon, its inspirational aims and objectives that are still based around those drawn up by Hugh’s father, who co-founded the race 40 years ago. And they have more to do with social unity than sporting prowess.If it’s running tips you’re after, there are plenty of them here. But we also discuss the importance of personal goals – how there’s more to marathon success than a certain finishing time. We talk about making mass-participation events more diverse, supporting the ‘back of the pack’ runners but also how we can use physical activity as a tool for life transformation.Whether you run, walk, spectate, volunteer, or watch it on TV, I hope this conversation might inspire you to get involved one day with the London Marathon. Or perhaps you’ll seek out an event more local to you. The point, which Hugh makes so beautifully here, is that the sport is almost secondary. This event is about community, commitment, coming together and celebrating the human spirit. I’ll see you on the start line.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.zendium.com/livemorehttps://www.calm.com/livemorehttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreShow notes available athttps://drchatterjee.com/204Support the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM community https://drchatterjee.com/membershipFollow me on https://www.instagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me onhttps://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjeeFollow me onhttps://twitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: 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.