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Live Well Be Well with Sarah Ann Macklin | Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition

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Live Well Be Well is a popular podcast dedicated to empowering listeners to live their best lives through discussions on health, well-being, and personal growth.

Hosted by Sarah Ann Macklin, each episode features expert guests such as Professor Tim Spector, Dr Will Bulsiewicz, Professor David Nutt, and Dr William Li, who provide insights and guidance on how to lead a fulfilling life in today's fast-paced world. With a mission to inspire and educate, Live Well Be Well has become a trusted resource for individuals seeking greater well-being and happiness.

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Can natural hormones have an impact on healing your body?In this insightful episode,' host Sarah Ann Macklin speaks with Dr. Louise Newson, a GP and hormone specialist, about the impact of hormonal changes on women's physical and mental health. They discuss conditions such as PMS, PMDD, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian disorder, emphasizing the importance of recognizing symptoms and seeking appropriate treatment. Dr. Newson explains how natural hormones can improve well-being and alleviate symptoms, challenging the common misconceptions and fears surrounding hormone therapy. The conversation also covers the relationship between hormonal changes and mental health, the role of progesterone, and practical advice for navigating hormone-related issues. Tune in for valuable insights on managing hormonal health and breaking the stigma around women’s health issues.00:00 Life-Changing Conversations00:07 Understanding Hormonal Sensitivity00:33 Introduction to Dr. Louise Newson00:50 The Impact of Hormones on Mental Health01:03 Welcome to Live Well, Be Well02:28 The Prevalence of PMS and PMDD03:54 Diagnosing and Understanding PMS and PMDD06:21 The Role of Hormones in Mental Health07:10 Personal Experiences and Hormonal Treatments11:05 The Importance of Hormonal Knowledge14:00 Navigating Hormonal Treatments20:28 Challenges in Hormonal Healthcare29:51 Empowering Women Through Hormonal Education35:02 Seeking Specialized Help for Female Hormones36:13 Understanding PMS and PMDD Treatments37:07 Progesterone: Types, Effects, and Administration38:51 The Role of Hormones in Brain Health41:43 Balancing Hormones and Lifestyle49:22 Addressing Heavy Periods and Hormonal Imbalances54:17 Navigating PCOS and Hormonal Treatments58:30 Communicating Hormonal Health with Loved Ones01:02:21 Final Thoughts on Hormonal HealthIf you enjoyed this episode you might also like:How To Fast: The Complete Guide To Intermittent Fasting, Menstrual Cycle & Menopause | Dr. Mindy PelzImprove Your Health With Biohacking: Expert Tips From Dr. Molly MaloofHow To Use Your Neurodiversity For A Better Life | Kelly Williams Brown***Thank you to my wonderful sponsors!Naturalmat | A healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off*****Join my inner circle: https://sarahannmacklin.com/members-hub-subscribe*****Let’s be friends!📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahannmacklin📹 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/@livewellbewellsarah/?sub_confirmation=1🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahAnnMacklin📱 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahannnutrition💌 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3rUbHyS
How can we optimise our health and take our cognitive performance to the next level?In this episode, Dr. Tommy Wood dives further into the impact and importance of diet, nutrition, and mindset in the physiology of the brain.With a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of Oslo, Tommy Wood has published dozens of scientific papers and lectured all over the world about brain health, metabolism, physical activity, and human performance.Additionally, he has spent more than a decade working as a performance consultant to professional athletes in multiple sports including several Olympians and world champions.In this episode, he talks through the importance of nutrient supplementation, its role in cognitive development as well as the required mindset for skill building.Uncover the secret to hacking your brain, the science behind why supplementation works and how anyone can grow new skills and change for the better at any age.***Thank you to my wonderful sponsors!Naturalmat | A healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off*****Join my inner circle: https://sarahannmacklin.com/members-hub-subscribe*****Let’s be friends!📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahannmacklin📹 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/@livewellbewellsarah/?sub_confirmation=1🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahAnnMacklin📱 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahannnutrition💌 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3rUbHySWant more episodes on this topic from the Live Well Be Well library? Check it out below:The Secret to Long-Term Brain Health and Performance with Dr Tommy WoodWant to Live Longer? EAT THIS and Keep Your Brain Young | Dr Gabrielle LyonHow to rewire your brain with Professor David Nutt
Can you use the power of your mind to overcome challenges?In this episode, Dr. Ellen Langer explores the power of mindset in overcoming challenges and achieving a healthy mind and body.Ellen Langer earned her Ph.D. at Yale University in Social and Clinical Psychology and joined the faculty at Harvard in 1977. Ellen studies the illusion of control, decision-making, aging, and mindfulness theory.She is considered the mother of mindfulness and has written five books on the topic starting with her best-seller, Mindfulness, and her newest book, The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way To Chronic Health.Through a personal story of loss and resilience, this episode highlights how our views of events shape our experiences of stress. Ellen emphasises the importance of finding joy in the process of pursuing our goals, rather than solely focusing on the end result.You will learn how to adopt a mindful approach to exercise, diet, and nutrition, and understand that making the most of life's circumstances can lead to positive outcomes. ***Thank you to my wonderful sponsors!Naturalmat  | A healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off*****Join my inner circle: https://sarahannmacklin.com/members-hub-subscribe*****Let's be friends!📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahannmacklin📹 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/@livewellbewellsarah/?sub_confirmation=1🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahAnnMacklin 📱 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahannnutrition💌 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3rUbHyS ***
What really is in the food we eat?In this shocking and enlightening episode, Dr. Chris Van Tulleken explores the profound impact ultra-processed foods have on our health, society, and our relationship with food. Dr. Chris van Tulleken is an infectious diseases doctor at UCLH with a diploma in Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Molecular Virology from UCL. He is one of the BBC’s leading science presenters and author of the groundbreaking book, Ultra-Processed People.This conversation delves into the deceptive nature of food marketing, the challenges of dietary change, and the stark reality of food addiction. Plus, Chris discusses his firsthand experience with an 80% ultra-processed food diet and its alarming implications. This discussion will not only inform you, but empower you to scrutinise your food choices and advocate for a healthier, more transparent food system. Connect with Chris on InstagramBuy Chris's book, Ultra-Processed People***Thank you to my wonderful sponsors!Naturalmat | A healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off***Timecodes00:00 Introduction00:05 Emotional Connections to Food00:08 Defining Unhealthy Foods00:17 Impact of Marketing Strategies03:06 Ultra-Processed Diet Experiments09:29 Consequences of Ultra-Processed Foods26:36 Debunking Diet Myths42:09 The Illusion of Willpower49:21 Actionable Steps for Individuals*****Join my inner circle: https://sarahannmacklin.com/members-hub-subscribe*****Let's be friends!📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahannmacklin📹 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/@livewellbewellsarah/?sub_confirmation=1🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahAnnMacklin 📱 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahannnutrition💌 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3rUbHyS *****
You have to change your diet to change your gut health, right? Or maybe not, as we learn in today’s episode. Dr. William Bulsciewicz is an American Board Certified Gastroenterologist and author of the New York Times best seller, Fibre Fuelled. He returns to the Live Well Be Well podcast to share an incredible amount of knowledge about the gut, including how even the most recent food you’ve eaten can change the health of your gut microbiome.We explore how we can put IBS into a permanent state of remission, what exactly SIBO is, and seven must-eat foods for an immediate improvement in your gut health. If you have any questions about the gut, they will be answered in this episode! And they might just be the missing piece of the puzzle in your quest for optimal gut health.***Other ResourcesPurchase Dr.William Bulsiewicz’s Book Fibre FuelledFollow Dr. B on Instagram***TimeCodes:00:00 Introduction02:30 The MOST important factors to keep our gut barrier healthy07:50 How to increase fibre in your diet10:35 The importance of resistant starch14:15 How to increase resistant starch when cooking15:20 IBD, IBS & struggling with fibre intake21:15 Exclusion diets: do we or don’t we?25:50 Your gut microbiome directly affects your immune system29:20 It’s not just food that affects your gut health36:40 The effects of social media on the developing brain39:20 What is SIBO?43:40 The Gold Standard test that no one uses48:25 How to manage symptoms of SIBO52:30 Don’t fear that food!58:00 Burping: what is happening? 01:04:10 What Does Live Well Be Well Mean To You?***Thank you to my wonderful sponsors!Naturalmat  A healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off***Join my Inner CircleFollow me, Sarah Ann, on InstagramSubscribe to the LWBW YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterXTikTok***
Can we really stop the overthinking process? According to Neuroscientist Nicole Vignola - yes, we most definitely can. As a world-leading Neuroscientist and brain performance coach, Nicole knows how the human mind works. And in this conversation she demonstrates that if you change your brain, you can change your life. Through a combination of science and tangible strategies, this episode will teach you how to rewire your brain in just seven easy steps. Learn about the eight core emotions, what the stress & anxiety habit loop is, and why we all need a big physiological sigh.This conversation is packed with insightful learnings and key takeaways that we can all use to become unstuck from our thoughts once and for all. ***Other Resources:Purchase Nicole’s New Book, RewireFollow Nicole Vignola on Instagram***Timecodes: 00:00 Introduction02:30 How Can We Get Unstuck From Our Thoughts? 05:30 Cognitive Fusion vs Defusion08:40 The Physiological Sigh10:30 Different Ways To Visualise Your Thoughts16:00 Aphantasia: Unable To Visualise Your Thoughts?19:15 Visualisation Of Thoughts: The Lemon Experiment21:40 The 8 Core Emotions25:40 Choose Joy Over Happiness27:25 Don’t Suppress Your Emotions30:40 How We Can Stop The Over Thinking Process35:00 The Habit Loop: Stress Vs Anxiety38:55 Why Having Breaks Is So Important46:30 How To Think To Improve Your Self-Worth54:10 Realigning With Your Core Values57:40 How Can We Build Self Trust1:01:40 The One Tool You Need To Rewire Your Brain1:04:55 What Does Live Well Be Well Mean To You?***Thank you to my wonderful sponsors!Naturalmat  | A healthier, more sustainable night’s sleepUse code LIVEWELL for 10% off***Watch this episode on YouTubeFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin, on InstagramSign up to my newsletterJoin the Inner Circle***
Protein seems to be the most popular nutrient on the block right now.From debates about plant versus animal protein, to the ongoing question about protein timing and if it really matters - our screens and feeds are full of it. But what does the science say about protein?We cover it all this week with our guest Simon Hill, a Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, author of The Proof Is In The Plants and host of The Proof podcast.In this conversation we explore the nuances of protein consumption, covering everything from protein sources and optimal intake to how protein can impact strength training, and how this affects women in particular.This episode will help you understand fact from fiction, and empower you with the knowledge to make the best choices for your diet.***Other resources:The Living Proof ChallengeFollow Simon Hill on Instagram***Timecodes:00:00 Introduction02:30 Plant vs Meat Based Protein13:14 How To Map Your Protein Intake19:50 Protein Shakes: Good or Bad?23:10 What To Look For In Your Protein Powder25:15 How Does Strength Change With Protein Intake?29:30 Why Is Resistance Training So Important For Women?33:00 Menopause and Resistance Training35:00 Creatine: What Is It, And Should We Be Using It?41:00 Is Soy A Good Source of Protein?43:40 How Soy Protein Affects Sex Hormones49:00 Fatty Fish, Should We Be Eating It? 58:00 The Mediterranean Diet Vs the Danish Diet01:03:00 Should We Be Scared Of Seed Oils?01:09:00 Self Compassion & Nutrition01:14:30 Turning Points in Nutrition01:20:00 Self Compassion Leads To A Better You01:25:30 What Does Live Well Be Well Mean To You?***Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!NaturalmatA healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off.**Watch this episode on YouTubeFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin, on InstagramSign up to my newsletter Join the Inner Circle
If you’ve ever been confused by the amount of nutrition information (and misinformation) online, you’re not alone.  Dr. William Li, the New York Times bestselling author of Eat To Beat Disease and Eat To Beat Your Diet, returns to Live Well Be Well to discuss how we can truly use food as medicine.With science-backed data about what foods we should be consuming - and importantly, why - Dr. Li shares the key insights and learnings from his career as a Physician and Scientist.From why you need to know what angiogenesis is and why we should be consuming natural sugars, to the fact that ‘antinutrients’ do not exist (despite what social media may say), this episode will have you saying no to supposed quick-fix solutions and saying yes to the power of food.***Other resources:Follow Dr. William Li on InstagramBuy Eat To Beat DiseaseBuy Eat To Beat Your Diet***Timecodes:00:00 Introduction02:50 Intermittent Fasting: Weighing Risks and Benefits11:00 GLP-1 Antagonist: Exploring Weight Management21:00 Debunking Health Myths: Fact vs Fiction & Weight Loss Drugs42:15 What Are Antinutrients53:40 Understanding Angiogenesis1:08:40 Cancer Prevention Strategies: Top 5 Super Foods1:22:20 The Role Of Sugar in the Body 1:33:00 How We Can Navigate Health Misconceptions1:35:50 What Does Live Well Be Well Mean To You?***Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!NaturalmatA healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off.**Watch this episode on YouTubeFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin, on InstagramSign up to my newsletter Join the Inner Circle
If you search ‘Mo Gawdat’ online, the most popular result that appears time and time again is ‘AI is going to kill us’. As the former Chief Business Officer of Google’s innovation lab, Google X, where they work on new ideas such as self-driving cars and robots, Mo had a deep insight into what the future could hold.But this is just one side of Mo. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Solve For Happy, which he wrote after discovering the equation for permanent happiness. And his follow-up book, Unstressable, shows us that chronic stress is a predictable and preventable part of modern life. In this conversation, we discuss the essence of what makes us human. From parenting to fitting in, Mo shares his personal insights about how we can move beyond the conventional definitions of success and happiness, to something more profound and accessible.This is such an impactful and emotional conversation which will help you to not only understand how to stop stress taking over, but also uncover the secret weapon in navigating modern society’s challenges.***Other rescources:Follow Mo on InstagramBuy Mo’s new book Unstressable***Timecodes:00:00 Intro02:40 How our relationships influence our understanding of success and happiness11:40 Masculine and feminine sexuality14:40 Finding the balance between your masculine and feminine qualities18:30 How we learn from our mistakes, particularly as parents27:50 Religion and ‘fitting in’30:30 Be who YOU are36:20 Success, unhappiness and a loss of identity 44:00 Finding your resonance 46:15 You never really fail50:00 Society and failure58:00 How A.I. evolves the world we live in1:02:00 The essence of what makes us human1:06:30 Can some companies become more powerful than some countries?1:11:00 Everyone needs to take responsibility to prevent an A.I. takeover1:15:00 The negativity bias and why we are conditioned to do the wrong things1:24:00 Chat GPT and social media are distracting you from the truth1:29:00 How do we move more into our feminine1:40:00 Pre-set categories in  society1:48:00 What does Live Well Be Well mean to you?***Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!NaturalmatA healthier, more sustainable night’s sleep.Use code LIVEWELL for 10% off.**Watch this episode on YouTubeFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin, on InstagramSign up to my newsletter Join the Inner Circle***
Stress, long-term exhaustion and not being kind to our bodies can contribute to crippling emotional weight that can dysregulate our hormones and lead to autoimmune disease.Sarah is joined by Dr Sara Gottfried to explore how we can assess our hormones, how to tackle trauma and speak about the amazing benefits of MDMA therapy. Sara Gottfreid is a Harvard-educated MD with 25 years of experience, and author of four New York Times bestselling books.Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode on Youtube hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
Sarah Ann is joined by practitioner and co-founder of Sensate, Stefan Chmelik, to explore how the mind-blowing Vagus Nerve could hold the answer to improving your mental and physical health.Discover what methods you can use to lower your stress, anxiety and reduce your chances of developing chronic disease.Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode Youtube here Follow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
From the moment our periods start, we experience symptoms such as PMS and PMDD - but most of us just DEAL WITH IT. This can lead to many serious health problems being undiagnosed. Sadly it could be a reason for more severe symptoms during the menopause, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, dementia and even early death.And doctors are denying us treatment. Dr Louise Newson. Louise is a GP, world-leading menopause expert and author of the definitive guide to the perimenopause and menopause. Louise reveals the answers your GP won't give you to put an end to severe PMS symptoms which can lead to an early menopause. Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode you Youtube hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
Hailed as the Godfather of Nutrition, Professor Christopher Gardner reveals if the Keto diet can have an effect on your mental health to help you understand the best way to fuel your body. Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
Your relationship doesn't have to be toxic for it to be a bad one. In fact there are millions of men and women who feel stuck in their relationship, not because their partner is the problem, but because their attachment styles don't fit. Tinder’s Head of Global Insight and co-host of Married at First Sight Paul Brunson joins me to explore the evolution of romance, how you can identify if your relationship isn't working and how to find true, lasting love.Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode on Youtube hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
All of us feel imposter syndrome at some point. Whether it's in a new job, facing a hard task or meeting new people, that sense of fear and stop us from performing to the best of our ability. Ali Abdaal, the world's No.1 productivity expert, shares a surprising technique that you can use to conquer your fear and perform better whatever the task. Ali is Professor X. Who are you?Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode on Youtube here
Jessie Inchauspé, aka the Glucose Goddess, is author of two bestselling books ‘The Glucose Revolution’ and the ‘Glucose Goddess Method’ and is here to show you how to thrive throughout your day. Through her simple glucose hacks, she explains how you can manage glucose spikes. Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode on Youtube hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
Dr David Spiegel is a Stanford professor, unvails the science behind hypnosis and teaches us how we can deploy it in daily life to overcome mental and physical pain. According to Professor David Spiegel, it only takes 12 minutes to remove stress & pain.Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode on Youtube hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
Dr Mariel Buqué is a Columbia University-trained psychologist, holistic wellness expert and author of the new book ‘Break The Cycle’. Dr Buqué will soothe your soul in this conversation, explaining how we can identify our trauma, how to practice self compassion and ultimately grow. Listen to the full episode hereWatch the full episode on youtube hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
Dr Gabrielle Lyon is author of the book 'Forever Strong: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well'. Dr Lyon sheds light on whether we should be skipping breakfast, why women shouldn’t be afraid of building muscle and explains the real importance of protein.Listen to the Full Episode with Dr Lyon hereWatch the Full Episode on Youtube hereFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on Instagram
85% of people who suffer with autoimmunity are women. The leading cause of this shocking statistic is hormone irregulation linked to trauma. You don’t have to have a massive traumatic event happen to you to experience trauma and the devastating effects it can lead to. Stress, long-term exhaustion and not being kind to our bodies can contribute to crippling emotional weight that can dysregulate our hormones.Sarah is joined by Dr Sara Gottfried to explore how we can assess our hormones, how to tackle trauma and speak about the amazing benefits of MDMA therapy. Other resources: Follow Sara on InstagramGet Sara’s book: The Autoimmune CureLearn more at SaraGottfriedMD.comTimecodes:00:00 Intro02:14 The Three Areas of Health That Are Most Crucial For Women’s Health04:30 Self Compassion for Ourselves06:57 Understanding the Hormonal Landscape14:36 The Hormonal Changes in a Woman’s Body at Age 3617:18 Health Care For Pregnant Women vs Health Care for Non-Pregnant Women18:57 Your Doctor Has Dismissed You, What’s Your Next Step?26:15 How Lifestyles and Trauma Affect Endocrine and Hormonal Systems29:37 Regulated and Dysregulated34:30 Getting back into Regulation and What That Means37:04 Activating Regulation through Environment and Senses41:22 85% of Women Suffer from Autoimmune Conditions and Measuring Trauma51:30 The Energetic Body and How To Become More Aligned With It55:20 Tapping into the Energy Flow in the Body, Chakras59:00 Acceptance and Awareness of Natural Energies Around Us, Connected and Intertwined1:03:22 Dr. Sara Gottfried’s Book Helps Understand How Everything In Our Bodies Are intertwined and interconnected1:05:40 How does dysregulation show up for you?1:07:44 What does Live Well Be Well Mean to You?Thanks to my wonderful sponsors!******The Better Menopause | thebettermenopause.comThe secret to a better menopause lies in your gutUse code BEWELL for 25% !!***London Nootropics | Londonnootropics.comFind your flow with adaptogenic coffeeUse code LIVEWELLBEWELL for 20% off******Watch this episode on YouTubeFollow me, Sarah Ann Macklin on InstagramTo give your wellbeing journey that extra boost, try my 30 day ‘Reset My Health’ courseAnd sign up to my newsletter hereJoin my inner circle here!
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