Why Women Are More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s with Dr Lisa Mosconi
1 hr 52 min

Women’s brain health remains one of the most under-researched, under-diagnosed and undertreated fields of medicine. Women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s and twice as likely to become anxious or depressed. They are four times more likely to suffer with headaches and migraines and they are more prone to brain tumours and strokes than men. Today’s guest says this is a clear indication of functional differences between female and male brains. And she’s made it her life’s work to learn more about it.

Neuroscientist Dr Lisa Mosconi is director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and works at the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, US, where she studies how genetics, lifestyle and nutrition shape brain health, particularly in women.

Lisa describes her frustration at constantly being told by peers that the reason Alzheimer’s was more prevalent in women was simply because they live longer, and it’s a disease of ageing. We discuss her ground-breaking research that has exposed this bias, finding dementia brain changes can actually begin in midlife, triggered by declining oestrogen during perimenopause. Worrying as that might sound, this discovery will enable women to take control of their risk at a much earlier age. Lisa goes on to share plenty of practical, evidence-based advice to help you do that.

I was really moved to hear Lisa talk about the beautiful changes that happen in the female brain during pregnancy and post-partum. It’s a new take on the idea of ‘Mummy brain’ and will be validating for all mothers out there to hear. She also gives a clear and candid explanation of how perimenopause alters brain function. So many of my patients in their 40s and 50s are scared by changes like forgetfulness, brain fog and anxiety. If that’s you or someone you know, Lisa’s insights and advice will be really empowering.

I’m a passionate advocate for women’s health equality. Yet chatting with Lisa made me realise how much more work we all have to do to get topics like these out there and understood. This conversation is relevant to all of us, women and men alike. I hope it gets you thinking and talking more.

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.*

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Lisa’s books:

The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Prevent Dementia

Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power

Lisa’s TED talk:

How menopause affects the brain

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The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
Dr Rupy Aujla
#81 Wellness for Entrepreneurs (Part 2 of 3) Coping with Startup Stress with Zanna van Dijk and Natalie Glaze
Entrepreneurship has a real glamour to it these days. With images of global startups such as Tesla, Lyft, Gymshark, Monzo and more. But what is startup life really like? And is it as desirable as people make it out to be? I’m thrilled to welcome along good friends of mine to the show - Zanna van Dijk and Natalie Glaze. These entrepreneurial, passionate ocean lovers wanted to create a business which was a force for good. A business that aligns with their morals and actually serves the planet. To fulfil this desire they co-founded Stay Wild Swim in 2018, an ethical and sustainable swimwear brand made from regenerated ocean plastic in the heart of London. Since the launch it has quickly become a leader in the sustainable fashion industry with a radically transparent supply chain, showing that you can consciously produce clothing without compromising style and quality. I personally know just how much effort goes into sourcing the raw materials, the fulfillment process and the seasonless slow fashion approach. Featured in Vogue, showcased at London Fashion Week, stocked in Selfridges and approved by Anna Wintour - Stay Wild Swim has seen huge success in a short period of time and is set to continue shaking up the fashion world. But what are the costs of startup? Beyond the glamour and the success what is the day to day like? The stresses, the sacrifice and how do these young business women stay grounded? What is their secret? On the show today we talk about: * How Zanna and Natalie connected and grew the concept of what became Stay Wild * Their rapid journey to success, features across both luxury magazines and the biggest social media account * What stresses they have encountered on their short journey * What coping mechanisms they have learnt along the way * Zannas personal illness that led to her understanding the value of stopping and taking time for herself * What advice Natalie and Zanna have for listeners to cope with anxiety and stress, regardless of whether they are starting something up as a business  Remember to check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this, and all our other episodes   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 24 min
Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Dr Rangan Chatterjee: GP & Author
#136 Arianna Huffington: Microsteps and Rituals to Help You Thrive
In times of uncertainty, anxiety and stress, taking care of your wellbeing is more important than ever and no one knows this better than my guest on today’s episode. Arianna Huffington is author and businesswoman who founded the original ‘internet newspaper’, The Huffington Post. She’s also one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list. After collapsing at her desk from sleep deprivation and exhaustion in 2007, Arianna became more passionate about the connection between wellbeing and performance. She therefore launched a company called Thrive Global with a mission of ending the stress and burnout epidemic by offering individuals, companies and communities sustainable, science-based solutions to wellbeing. Arianna and I share a desire to show millions of people globally that habit change and healthy living doesn’t have to be hard. We are both passionate that tiny ‘microsteps’ that we can all take each day, can have a dramatic impact on our health and the quality of our lives. Arianna talks me through her Thrive app, which is like a ‘health coach in your pocket’ and how it uses the concept of ‘microsteps’ to show that behaviour change doesn’t have to be a huge commitment. Small things you can do that, if regular and consistent, will add up to significant and lasting benefits. We discuss the idea of ‘compassionate directness’ as a way of resolving tensions both at home and at work. Arianna shares her wisdom on sleep, motherhood, on creating boundaries when working from home, and on having rituals to mark the end of the day. We also speak about the importance of solitude and discuss how modern life is sending many of us back to ancient wisdom and texts such as the Bhagavad Gita. This conversation is full of brilliant tips and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/136 Follow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/ Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/ Follow 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 33 min
How I Work
How I Work
Amantha Imber
eBay Australia's Managing Director Tim MacKinnon on how to actually be an authentic leader
My guest today is Tim MacKinnon. Tim is the Managing Director and Vice President for eBay Australia, a role that he has had for the last three years. At eBay, Tim’s purpose is to help Australian retailers grow and take advantage of opportunities in online, mobile, local and global commerce. Enabling businesses and entrepreneurs has been the connecting thread in his career at eBay, Intuit in Silicon Valley, and before that Advising the Minister responsible for IT industry and as a corporate lawyer. We cover: * How Tim approaches Deep work and his Deep work rituals * How Tim dramatically improved how people at eBay make decisions * How Tim’s leadership team approaches decision-making * Some of the unusual policies eBay has around meetings and interruptions * Unique ways Tim has built a “one team culture” at eBay * eBay’s version of virtual hot desking * How to be a truly authentic leader * How to show vulnerability as a leader * And much more. Check out the Frances Frei TED talk we spoke about. Connect with Tim on LinkedIn or via email at tmackinnon@ebay.com Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 min
Plant Proof -  Evidence based nutrition
Plant Proof - Evidence based nutrition
Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
Upgrade your health by changing the foods you eat with Matthew Nagra, ND
In *Episode 113* I sit down with *Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Nagra* to talk about how he uses evidence based nutrition science to help his patients upgrade their health. If you are looking for an episode that consolidates several things previously spoken about on the show, along with findings from new research then I think you will really enjoy this episode. Particularly if you like the more in-depth science episodes. *In this episode we talk about:* * The latest EPIC-Oxford study on bone health * The health advantages that people have who adopt plant-predominant or exclusive dietary patterns * Naturopathy as a form of health care * How Dr Nagra helps his patients make sustainable changes * Common questions Dr Nagra gets from patients (Including questions about protein, soy, lectins, cooking oils etc) * His personal food philosophy * LDL-Cholesterol being an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and his thoughts on the carnivore diet * Important nutrients and supplements for people reducing their consumption of animal foods * A new study on iodine status in Norwegian pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans. * and much more *RESOURCES:* *Website to full studies in full for free:* Sci-hub.st *Bone Health:* 1 - New EPIC-Oxford study: https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-020-01815-3 2 - How we know this study failed to properly adjust for BMI and calcium intake. Twos studies below show the risk of fracture at varying BMI’s and levels of calcium intake. In the EPIC-Oxford study the researchers adjusted for the wrong part of the risk curve. As this is quite complex, it will be summarised in a blog post and a post on my Instagram profile in the coming week. https://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d1473 (calcium and bone fracture risk is non linear) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00198-005-1863-y (BMI and bone fracture risk is non linear) 4 - For a deep dive into these above studies I recommend watching Dr Avi Bitterman’s summary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RULbeJnfIg&t=3819s *Soy:* 1 - 2020: Umbrella Review: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31584249/ 2 - Case study of male consuming around 12 serves of soy a day. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18558591/ 3 - Second case study on a male subject consuming high amounts of soy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S089990071000359X *Health advantages of a vegan or plant-based dietary pattern:* 1 - 14% lower risk of premature death in vegetarians and vegans (from two UK cohorts) under 75 years of age who havent changed their diet: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4691673/ 2 - 12% lower risk of premature death in vegetarians (including vegans) compared with non-vegetarians in the AHS-2 American cohort https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4191896/ 3 - Lower risk of diabetes in people adopting plant-based dietary patterns https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51702650_Vegetarian_diets_and_incidence_of_diabetes_in_the_Adventist_Health_Study-2 4 - Lower risk of developing and dying from heart disease in people adopting plant-based dietary patterns https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26853923/ 5 - Lower risk of developing cancer in people adopting plant-based dietary patterns https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26853923/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4144109/ *LDL as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease* 1 - The consensus statement from the European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus Panel https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/38/32/2459/3745109 *New iodine study on pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans from Norway* 1- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33233534/ *CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:* *We would love to hear from you* Matthew Nagra, ND: Instagram and Twitter. (Matt dedicates a lot of time to posting really informative content breaking down nutrition science - I highly recommend following him) Simon Hill: Instagram and Twitter *My Book:* My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. *Register your email **here** so I can keep you up to date.* *Want to support the show?* The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. *Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist * Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
1 hr 54 min
Going for Goal
Going for Goal
Women's Health
The Loneliness Remedy: Our Evidence-Based Plan to Help You Feel Less Isolated
Are you feeling lonely at the moment? That was just one of the questions we set out to answer when we surveyed over 2,000 WH readers, followers and listeners this autumn. The findings were stark: 79% of you told us you feel lonelier now than you did before the pandemic - a number that rises to 87% among single people. For a community formed around a shared passion for health, this is troubling news. Loneliness is about as destructive a force for mental and physical health as you can get. So, rather than spend our weekly slot chatting to you about all the ways loneliness can harm you, we want to talk you through something we hope can help - regardless of your age, relationship status or living set up. It’s our new campaign, The Loneliness Remedy, and it hinges on a simple concept: that just as you plan your at-home workouts and take time out for self-care, it’s essential to work on your social nutrition (lessening the burden of loneliness via cultivating connections and caring for others) too. And much like you aim to eat at least five fruit and vegetables a day - per NHS advice - we’re encouraging all of you listening to seek out five socially nutritious interactions every day, too. So, how can you tell if you are lonely? And how, practically, can you go about getting your other five-a-day alongside all the very many things on your to-do list? Joining host Roisín Dervish O'Kane to discuss this and more is Jeffrey Hall, professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas and Dr Sophie Mort, a clinical psychologist who made the move from working in the NHS to running remote online therapy appointments with clients worldwide. Follow Dr Sophie Mort on Instagram: @_drsoph Follow Roisin Dervish-O'Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane Follow Women's Health on Instagram: @womenshealthuk Topics: Why loneliness has affected so many during the pandemic The difference between interactions on social media and in real life How to tell if you are lonely Why Women's Health's The Loneliness Remedy may help How to deal with isolation if you're feeling alone Like what you’re hearing? We'd love if you could rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as it really helps other people find the show. Also, remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.  Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health goal in an upcoming episode. Alternatively, you can email us: womenshealth@womenshealthmag.co.uk. Please read! If loneliness is seriously adversely affecting your mental health please seek support from your GP, a therapist or other professional. Charities such as Mind and Rethink can provide more information.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 min
The One You Feed
The One You Feed
Eric Zimmer|Wondery
364: Paria Hassouri on Parenting a Transgender Child
Paria Hassouri is a pediatrician, writer, transgender rights activist, wife and mother of three children. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Huffington Post, and many more. In this episode, Eric and Paria talk about her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. Her story of understanding, accepting, and ultimately supporting her daughter as a transgender girl is so honest and beautiful and inspiring.  But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Paria Hassouri and I Discuss Parenting a Transgender Child and… * Her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change * The question, “Am I acting out of love or am I acting out of fear?” * The story of her middle child coming out as a trans girl * The process she went through of educating herself about transgender children and teenagers * The factors that ultimately guided her towards supporting her child’s transition * The change that shifted her outlook and her child’s outlook for the future * Her journey through denial, anger, acceptance, support, and ultimately celebration about her child’s transition * Her internal struggle about her child’s transition * The power of finding people who have been through what you’re going through * The stories we make up about our identities – and how they can change Paria Hassouri Links: pariahassouri.com Twitter Instagram Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.     Talkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It’s therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. BLUBlox offers high-quality lenses that filter blue light, reduce glare, and combat the unhealthy effects of our digital life. Visit BluBlox.com and get free shipping worldwide and also 15% off with Promo Code: WOLF15 If you enjoyed this conversation with Paria Hassouri on Parenting a Transgender Child, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Andrew Solomon Glennon Doyle Allyship and Activism with Jamia Wilson
50 min
Power Hour
Power Hour
Studio71 UK & Adrienne Herbert
Dame Kelly Holmes
This week Adrienne speaks to the legendary Col. Dame Kelly Holmes DBE. Setting and still holding the British records in the 800m and 1000m, Kelly is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion who has achieved seven Gold, eight Silver and four Bronze medals throughout her career. This includes her iconic double win in the 800m and 1500m at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, making her the first Briton in over 80 years to achieve this. After her Olympic success, she won BBC Sports Personality of the Year, European Athlete of the Year and was honoured with a Damehood from the Queen. In 2008 she founded the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, the charity that “helps guide disadvantaged young people, getting their lives back on track by using world class athletes to engage, empower and enable the attitudes they need to fulfil a positive life.” The Power Hour podcast gets to know other people’s processes to greatness. Join Adrienne as she invites guest speakers from coaches, creatives and innovators to discuss their daily habits and the key to achieving personal success and well-being. Whether you want to build a business, write a book or run a marathon, the Power Hour is going to help you get there faster! You can follow Adrienne on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook This is a Studio71 production. Producer - Jack Claramunt Assistant Producer - Winnie Simon Exec Producer - Tom Payne & Jody Smith Production Support - Phie McKenzie Outro music by Paul Herbert Music. Produced at Jamz Studio   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 min
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