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The Re-Invent Health Podcast

The Re-Invent Health Podcast

By Nicci Robertson
The Re-Invent Podcast is hosted by Nicci Robertson, author of Re-Invent Health. We are all motivated by meaning which is why the The Re-Invent Podcast aims to bring you a wide range of relevant information focusing on all aspects of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
The objective of this show is to pick the minds of some of the most interesting people all with their own stories of personal transformation. So that you can make the changes towards a more meaningful, healthier and happier life. General disclaimer -
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Ep66 - Scalar Healing - with Tom Paladino
Most of us have had some kind of experience with energy. Whether its trough the power of prayer or affirmations, or even thinking about someone and then they call. At some point or another we understand that that which is not tangible to the five senses is still very much real. In this episode of the Re-Invent Health Podcast I chat with Tom Paladino about Scalar energy and healing After 25 years of research and developing techniques designed to help restore the health of thousands of people from all over the world, Tom Paladino created a unique device in capable of providing remote healing. Here we will get to find out about just what scalar energy is, the connection to Nicolas Tesla and how your photograph carries your own energetic signature. You can find out more about scalar energy via Tom’s website at
May 20, 2022
Ep 65 - Quantum Energy Coaching - with Dr Melanie Salmon
Medical doctor, Gestalt psychotherapist, trauma specialist, TRE trainer and teacher, Dr Melanie Salmon has committed her life to the exploration and practice of healing. During her 40 years in medicine, she became increasingly frustrated with the limited ability for pharmaceutical drugs to treat the cause of health issues including psycho-emotional conditions in her patients. It became clear that these problems were related to a dysfunctional nervous system caused by unresolved and unhealed trauma. Read: There has to be another way Connect: LinkedIn Website YouTube #reinventhealth #healthpodcast #trauma #drmelaniesalmon #healing #TRE #neurohacking #niccirobertson
May 10, 2022
EP64- Gut health and Energy for Athletes - with Dr Kirstin Lauritzen
In episode 64 I have the great pleasure of interviewing Dr Kirstin Lauritzen. Personal Functional Medicine practitioner for high performers and elite athletes. Dr Kirsten earned her doctorate in Chiropractics and then continued to get a Masters degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She helps high performers and athletes achieve their peak performance by integrating health and fitness together. She is the founder and owner of her own practice Northwest Functional Medicine and founder of LINK IN BIO Links: IG: FB: Twitter: @drkirstindcms Website: In this episode we cover How stress (cortisol and inflammation breaks down your muscle mass - for both athletes and non athletes. Why endurance athletes are most susceptible to gut issues. Sports supplements - the good the bad, the downright awful. What works and what doesn't. The importance of rest and recovery - pro athletes understand this but the non-pros don’t understand why its as important to recover as it is to train. Probiotics
April 29, 2022
Ep63 - Love and Above - with Sarah Bullen
In this episode I chat with journalist, author and altogether amazing woman Sarah Bullen about her latest book Love and Above. Her story about love, loss, shamanism and coming to terms with the insanity that life seems to show all of us at some point is impossible to put down. If you are looking for a hell of a read this Easter grab a copy of Love and Above absolutely everywhere you can buy books. Subscribe to the Re-Invent Health podcast via your favourite podcast platform including Apple, Google and Spotify#loveandabove #sarahbullen #whatareyoureading #lifelessons #health #stress #mindbody #reinventhealth
April 04, 2022
EP 62-Resilience and Overcoming Adversity - with Alan Hardaker
In this episode I chat with one of the most resilient people I know. Alan Hardacker is one of those never say die kind of people. He has been though so much in life and yet always finds a way to overcome and keep on pushing though what many people would see as limits. The next time you find an excuse for not exercising or not eating well, think again. It’s all in your mind. I hope you get heaps of inspiration from this chat. Enjoy! Contact Alan here:
March 03, 2022
EP-61 - Alternative treatments for depression and PTSD - with Dr Sean Thornley
Dr Sean Thornley is an anaesthetist turned family practitioner with a deep interest in preventative medicine and mental health. In today’s show I chat with Dr Thornley about ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of mental health and chronic pain conditions. We discus the origins and research around using ketamine and psilocybin to treat depression and PTSD. As well as how to know when this type of treatment is appropriate. How it actually works within your brain. And the apparent permanence of this treatment. Why support post treatment is so important We also go into emotion and disease - how leaving trauma untreated affects your immune system. You can find Dr Sean at The Take Care Clinic Ketamine and BDNF Johns Hopkins Playlist Generational Trauma Other links and clinical trials: (summary clinical trials). #takecareclinic #drseanthornley #ketamine #psilocybin #PTSD
February 14, 2022
EP60 - The Root Cause of Fatigue - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
Are you one of the many millions who suffer from fatigue? Do you sometime feel that you don’t have the energy for life that you once had? In this episode of the Re-Invent Health podcast I chat with regular guest, Dr Sundeep Ruder on the topic of fatigue. As always Dr Ruder invites us to think beyond the obvious and look not only at the physical but also the way we are choosing to live our lives. I hope you enjoy this episode and it inspires you to take on new and exciting challenges. You can find Dr Ruder here: #fatigue #homeostasis #brainhealth #resilience #theseeker #endfoodconfusion #endochrinology #drruder #reinventhealth
January 24, 2022
EP59 - Understanding Fermented Foods - with Bronwen Del Paggio
In this episode I chat with Bronwen Del Paggio of NuMeSA - a food company that makes authentic, traditionally fermented kefir. Kefir is a fermented beverage, which is an ancient functional food. Kefir is a mesophilic symbiotic culture of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts embedded in a matrix of proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides working together to benefit the host. You can contact Bronwen and NumeSA right here:
January 17, 2022
EP58 - The Future of Medicine - with James Maskell
On a mission to flatten the curve of healthcare costs, James Maskell has spent the past decade innovating at the cross section of functional medicine and community. To that end, he created the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference with record-setting participation online and growing physician communities around the world. His organization and best selling book of the same name, Evolution of Medicine, prepares health professionals for this new era of personalized, participatory medicine. His new project, HealCommunity, helps all health systems scale a lifestyle first, root cause approach through virtual group episodes of care.. He is an in demand speaker and impresario, being featured on TEDMED, HuffPostLive and TEDx, as well as lecturing internationally. He lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife and two daughters. Find the latest episode of the Re-Invent Health Podcast everywhere you listen to your favourite shows.
November 04, 2021
Ep57 - Hormone Replacement Therapy, Debunked - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
In this episode I chat once again to endocrinologist Dr Sundeep Ruder about hormone replacement therapy. The difference between pharmaceutical HRT and bio identical hormone replacements. As well as the reasons behind declining testosterone levels in men. But possibly most importantly, how sleep and the lifestyle choices we make - determine our experience with naturally declining hormones. Find Dr Ruder here:
September 29, 2021
Ep56 - The How, What and When of Supplements - with Dean Hall
Today I get to chat about supplements - the latest research in supplementing, new discoveries for joint and cartilage health as well as the importance of vitamin K2 and how creatine works, with none other than Dean Hall. Dean’s career as a Springbok Rugby player was cut short due to injury, and a series of medical treatments that unfortunately resulted in long term side effects which ended his career as an international rugby player. After 10 years as a professional athlete Dean had to adjust to living a different life and finding his niche in the world again. His lessons as rugby player taught him that performance and recovery are as much an art as a science, creating the foundation that drives his passion to source and provide the best quality and clinically validated ingredients that truly make differences in people’s lives. If you would like to get in touch with Dean you can contact him at Read more about Flexofend here #supplements #jointhealth #Astaxanthin #flexofend #vitaminK2 #vitaminD3 #antioxidant #brainhealth #sologroup #rugby #deanhall #endfoodconfusion #reinventhealth
September 21, 2021
EP55 - Why Plants may be Harming Your Health - with Brian Sanders
In this, the 55th episode of the Re-Invent Health podcast, I chat with Brian Sanders -Founder and CEO of And The creator behind the soon to be released documentary, Food Lies. As well as the host and producer of the Peak Human Podcast. In this episode we discuss everything that is wrong with the food industry as well as why eating plants may be in fact harming your health. Brian is the voice of common sense nutrition, providing a really pragmatic and well balanced opinion on how to live your best life based on his personal experiences. And most importantly, why much of what you’ve been told about food & health is fundamentally wrong. You can subscribe to and follow Brian right here
August 13, 2021
EP54 - Integrative psychiatry and the resurrection of psychedelics in clinical treatment - with Dr Naim Moola
In this episode I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Dr Naim Moola about integrative psychiatry. He discusses new frontiers in psychiatric treatment and goes into the research around using MDMA and pscylocibin as tools for treating depression and PTSD. Connect with Dr Moola here Read more about psychedelic research The NewYorker Johns Hopkins University Study for Psychadelics Michael Pollan On the 'New Science' Of Psychedelics
August 02, 2021
EP53 - Health and Fitness as a Tool for Empowerment
In todays episode I chat with incredible running coach and life coach Lisa DeLugo. This show is all about the power of personal transformation. Lisa uses health and fitness as a tool to empower her clients to live their best lives. No matter where you live in the world, Lisa coaches women of all ages and fitness levels how to get up, get running and change their outlook on life.  To find out more, book a session or simply connect, go here: Ella-Go Podcast Ella-Go Website Instagram Twitter FaceBook TikTok Clubhouse - @lisadel
July 22, 2021
EP52 - Regenerative Agriculture with Angus McIntosh
In the is episode, I had the great opportunity to chat with Farmer Angus Macintosh, one of South Africa’s only regenerative farmers. Angus speaks at length about the fact that as a species we are going extinct. What is wrong with the food system, the problem with the vegan movement from a bio diversity standpoint and what you, as a concerned global citizen can do to play your part. Please be warned there is "adult language" in this episode, so if you sensitive to f-bombs beware! Books mentioned in this episode: The Omnivore’s Dilemma - Michael Polan Nutrition and Physical Degeneration - Weston Price Toxic Legacy - Stephanie Seneff Mark Hyman and Stephanie Seneff - Podcast Interview You can find Farmer Angus' blog right here and book a farm visit.
July 12, 2021
EP51 - The Systemic Effects of Dental Health - with Dr Peter van der Meulen
In this episode I am joined by specialist dentist, Dr Peter van der Meulen. We discuss the systemic effects of dental health. How gum disease is connected to your heart health and other diseases and notably when it comes to athletic performance. He shares numerous valuable tips for optimising your general health by paying specific attention to your dental habits. Contact Dr van der Meulen here: Further reading:
May 12, 2021
EP50 - Getting out of Your Own Way - with Leah Sefor
This is the 50th Episode of the Re-Invent Health Podcast! In this episode I chat with none other than Leah Sefor who also happened to be my first guest in episode one. We chat about overcoming self sabotage and really understanding and creating a resilient mindset. Leah can be found all over social media and directly at If you enjoy this show please don't forget to rate and review on Apple Podcast.
May 04, 2021
EP49 - The Art and Science of Olive Oil - with Brenda Wilkinson
Im am absolutely fanatical about the quality of the foods that we choose to eat. In many ways this is one of the first rules of healthy eating and olive oil is no exception. Unfortunately most people don’t understand why it is so important to be really fussy about the olive oil they choose to buy or even what to look for a good quality product. Brenda Wilkinson of Rio Largo chats to us about what you as the consumer need to look for when purchasing a great olive oil. Good quality virgin olive oil is high in protective polyphenols or antioxidants. It is known to be protective against heart disease, dyslipidemia and dementia. I cannot emphasise enough how important is it to shop around, ask questions and look for certification when you are spending money on olive oil. Additional reading: Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil:  Hexane Women in Olive Oil Rio Largo 
April 20, 2021
EP48 - How to Change your Health Destiny - with Dr Austin Perlmutter
Dr Austin Perlmutter is an internal medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author. His focus is in helping others to improve, recognise and change their habits through better decision-making. Most of us have come to realise that in many ways, we are what we eat, yet we don’t always realise that the quality of our sleep, how much we exercise and our exposure to nature, deeply influences our brain health and overall quality of life. Dr Perlmutter shares his thoughts and tips on what we can all do to create better health outcomes in the future, starting right now. You can find Dr Austin Perlmutter on Instagram, Twitter and via his website  Read BrainWash
March 28, 2021
EP47 - The Art of Observing Your Own Mind - with Niki Seberini
In March 2020 I interviewed Niki Seberini about her commitment to run the Jerusalem Marathon, having literally hated running her entire life. Inevitably, the marathon was cancelled due to covid. But not one to back down from a challenge, Niki persevered and in true Mind Freedom Fighter style, reframed running as a mindfulness exercise. It is for this reason whether we are conscious of it or not, that exercise is so useful as part of your stress management strategy. She also goes into the practice of observing your thoughts rather than getting sucked into the vortex of anxiety and stress. Niki Seberini is a well known talk show host on Chai FM and mindfulness facilitator and you can find out about getting in tough with Niki on the show notes page. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as we did. Connect with Niki Seberini here: Find out about Byron Katie’s The Work:
March 17, 2021
EP46 - Optimising Fertility when Nothing Else Works - with Amanda Kouaiky.
This episode of the Re~Invent Health Podcast is for anyone who is, or knows of someone battling with fertility. Over the years as a nutritionist I have seen dozens of women go though absolute torment at the prospect of not getting pregnant. Sadly too often, some of the most basic biomarkers for a healthy pregnancy are completely disregarded in mainstream treatment. By addressing nutrition, managing stress and supplementing with bio identical progesterone, which are essential to conception and pregnancy seem to fall by the wayside. In this episode I chat with Amanda Kouaiky who shares the most incredible story of how she and her husband battled to conceive and how they turned this experience into a business that helps couples along their fertility journey with some of the most innovative and simple tools. Please share this story with anyone who you know who may benefit from this information, And please don’t forget to rate and leave a comment. Connect with Amanda here: Twitter LinkedIn Website
March 04, 2021
EP45 - Reversing Diabetes through Nutrition - with Professor Tim Noakes
Professor Tim Noakes needs no introduction. One of the worlds greatest sport scientists, who changed the diet industry in South Africa if the not the world. Prof Noakes retired as the Professor and Director of the Research Unit of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2014 and is now an Emeritus Professor at UCT. While his career has seen him involved in a number of controversial topics, one cannot deny his contribution to scientific research and ability to point out the failings and oversights of the health and nutrition industry where appropriate. Prof Noakes has published more than 750 scientific books and articles. He has been cited more than 19 000 times in scientific literature. He has won numerous awards over the years and made himself available on many editorial boards. To read his full bio, donate to the Noakes foundation, purchase his books or be a part of a movement that is changing the way the world eats, please follow the links below: Links: Https:// Donate: Eat Better South Africa: Buy the Books: About Prof Noakes: Twitter: FaceBook: Nutrition Network: The Re-Invent Health Podcast is produced by Frans Van Der Merwe at LivingStone Productions
January 29, 2021
EP44 - Personal Transformation - with Angela Hardy
In this, the first episode of 2021 I chat with Angela Hardy about freeing yourself from the voice in your head. Overcoming trauma and finding solid self acceptance. As well as how much of our experience of life is an hallucination. Angela is a personal transformation specialist. For more than 10 years, she has been taking people on journeys of self-mastery, showing them how to love themselves unconditionally, to cultivate self-esteem, self-worth, self-acceptance and to find joy, freedom and peace in this unpredictable world. Links: Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality Call: +27 826718152 Facebook Instagram
January 21, 2021
EP43 - The psycho-social impact of the corona virus. Has it has been used as a tool of manipulation? - with Dr Ian Weinberg
Dr Ian Weinberg, neurosurgeon, author of Quantum Leap and Leading with Conscious Awareness. Ian is one of the pioneers of psycho-neuro- immunology, or how our thoughts create the chemistry that supports of destroys our immune system. In this episode we discuss the data or lack thereof behind the virus that has turned the world on its head. The technology behind the vaccine and the convergence of multiple issues that we as a world population have been facing for several years. Most notably the abuse of power by the powers that be and the stakeholders guiding the media. It seems to be coming into sharp focus that what we should be fearing is not a virus, but our inability to think and ask logical questions. And how fear creates a state that renders us vulnerable to illness. You can find all of Dr Weinbergs links to his articles on his LinkedIn profile and website.
November 29, 2020
EP42 - The Double Edged Sword of the Information Age - with Randy Burns
If George Orwell and Michael Crichton could have got together to write a book, it would have been called 2020 - “The Corona Strain” The question is not whether or not there is a virus. The question is why have so many millions of people been content to unquestioningly follow the crowd? And why do highly educated people who know that the data is distorted still go along with the the status quo? Randy Burns is a man on a mission to encourage people to start thinking for themselves, approach "life" with an open mind, and never accept what you see on the surface. You can find Randy on Linked  Global Research  Message for Freedom and Hope The CoronaVirus Scam  Unlocking the lockdown 
November 12, 2020
EP41 - Realising your gifts and what it takes to create the life of your dreams - with Kirsten Garbini
In this episode of the show I chat with Kirsten Garbini, one of those magnetic people who changed careers after many years in the corporate world and went on an adventure. Kirsten is an experienced and accredited Leadership, Life & Enneagram Coach. Who founded her practice on the power of transformative experiences. Enabling her clients to find their calling and bring their gifts, into the world. In this episode Kirsten chats about what it takes to find your confidence when all seems hopeless. You can contact Kirsten right here:
November 04, 2020
EP40 - Freedom of Movement with Mike Roscoe
Are you dreaming of going for a run and enjoying it? Or how about competing in a triathlon but are prone to discomfort and injury? That’s what the 40th episode of the Re-Invent Health Podcast is all about.  I chat with sports kinesiologist, coach and author Mike Roscoe about the mind game involved in pushing your physical boundaries. Mike explains how anyone, with the right training can perform like a pro. There is a science to becoming an athlete. whether you want to run a marathon, compete In a triathlon or simply do a 5k the right way. You can find Mike on Instagram, Twitter and his website 
October 14, 2020
EP39 - Heart Rate Variability - with Simon Shepard
Have you ever had a really stressful day and wondered what kind of impact it had on your health? More importantly, is there anything you can do today that would improve your ability to have a better day tomorrow? In this episode, Simon Shepard explains why understanding your heart rate variability may actually be the piece of data that could help you answer these questions. Co-Founder of Optima Life, physio therapist at Lords cricket grounds, speaker and innovator. Simon specialises in combining technology and coaching to help organisations and individuals become more resilient, productive and purposeful. With decades of experience in human optimisation, Simon lectures internationally on a variety of health and performance related subjects. I met Simon several years ago when I was first introduced to heart rate variability training. And how our brain-heart connection influences our ability to cope with stress and recover from illness. HRV training has applications for not just high performance athletes as we will find out in this episode. You can find Simon at  On Linked In You Tube   And Twitter
September 21, 2020
How to Really Make a Difference - with Dayle Raaff
Welcome back to the Re-Invent Health Podcast, where I get to chat with some of the most interesting people about creating passion, meaning and purpose.  Once in a while you get the privlege of speaking to people who really make a tangible difference in the world and Dayle Raaff is one of these people.  MAD2Run is a unique annual fundraising event, in which a group of selfless individuals run from Johannesburg to Cape Town (1520km in total) in just 7 days! It’s a 24-hour relay-style running adventure, all in support of MAD Leadership. Dayle and Shaun Raaff founded Mad2Run in 2012 which supports the Make a Difference Foundation. In this episode, Dayle shares her story and her passion for helping others to live beyond their circumstances. She lives by the belief that we can all do one thing to help ease the suffering in the lives of people less fortunate. If you are looking for a way to get out of your head and make a difference in someone else’s life, visit and please help this amazing team continue to to make a difference.
September 13, 2020
Biohacking your Brain - with Tristan van Moerkerken
In recent years a class of natural and synthetic brain optimising compounds have come onto the market, under the term nootropic. What we call nootropics have in fact been around for thousands of years. Many populations have been using medicinal mushrooms in teas and foods for centuries, for specific outcomes. If you drink coffee or green tea you are using nootropics. The concept of brain enhancement supplementation is not widely spoken about. People are commonly given antidepressants and anti anxiety meds, sleeping pills and drugs for concentration with numerous side effects. But it is not often that we discuss what is needed to provide the brain, which is the most energy hungry organ in the body the tools it needs to function optimally. It is only in the past couple of years that mainstream availability of nutrients that enhance brain function have been openly discussed. Even though the supplements classed as nootropics have been consumed by humans for centuries. Perhaps it’s due to the renewed interest in safe performance enhancement and the general trend toward finding alternatives to pharmaceuticals has given rise to this trend. I today’s show I chat with Tristan van Moerkerken about optimising your brain , concentration and focus. He discusses why your foundation health which includes nutrition, exercise and sleep is the first step towards brain health as well as where to start if you are embarking on a brain and body optimisation program.  If you would like to find out more about nootropics. You can find Tristan via his website, on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
August 14, 2020
How to Get Out of a Rut - with Mark Smith
In this episode Mark Smith discusses his own special brand of adventure coaching. Why getting out doors, getting into the fresh air and taking a step out of your daily life can be just the ingredient you need to reset your perspective and find the motivation you have been looking for. Mark can be contacted directly at
August 11, 2020
Questioning Convention, a first hand account of the Noakes Trial - with Marika Sboros.
Throughout human history, from Galileo to Einstein, those with vision and the ability to look beyond dogma have come under fire from their peers and those who stand to lose credibility in the wake of new discoveries. It takes a committed and brave individual to stand up and admit that conventional wisdom may in fact be flawed. In 2014, Professor Tim Noakes was reported to the Health Professional’s Council of South Africa for giving unconventional dietary advice on a social media platform. He was advocating a natural whole food diet… in a tweet.  Most South Africans especially those with even a remote interest in health know of Professor Noakes. He is after all a household name in the world of sport and nutrition. I have often wondered had the hearing never taken place, would the HFLC protocol have gained infamy? Although the trial was a personal and professional blow at the time, it did serve to shine a spotlight into many areas in the health and academic arena that would otherwise have remained behind closed doors. The hearing quite literally transformed the way the public understand diet and nutrition and made an already famous scientist infamous and garnered him world wide support that he may never otherwise have been afforded. In this episode I chat with journalist Marika Sboros co-author with Professor Tim Noakes of Lore Of Nutrition, Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs published by Penguin in 2017.  Marika started her career as a hard-news reporter on the Rand Daily Mail in the 1970s, criminal trials, politics and religion. She later became a  features and investigative writer on women's issue and health. Marika worked for The Star newspaper and the Business Day, where she edited a weekly publication called  Health News for eight years. She is also founder and editor of the website. Marika gives a fascinating first person account of the hearing, including her opinions on academic bullying.  For more gory details about the trial and the characters who payed a part in attempting to discredit one of the greatest minds of our time the book is available everywhere. Find it on online at Amazon and Takealot I am hoping that if you get anything from this discussion, it would be to always question. Be open to new discoveries and if the advice you have been given isn’t working, change your strategy. I hope you enjoy. General disclaimer -
July 15, 2020
Curiosity, the catalyst for resilience - with Daria Higgins
In this episode I chat with long time client and friend Daria Higgins about the importance of life experience and what it takes to start over. Nowadays the importance of having multiple skill sets in diverse and even unrelated industries seems to be the ingredient that keeps you not only employable but resilient.  In a world where so many people do not go into industries vaguely related to the degrees they spend years studying for. The ability to take a step back and find a new way to do life is essential to our long term health and happiness.  This episode is particularly important for anyone who is sitting is a position where they have to get up and start again in an unpredictable world. "Food has followed me all throughout my career and life events. Interspersed between all the projects I’ve worked on has been this irrepressible desire to explore the culture of food in which ever locale I’ve found myself in. Mostly through capturing images. I mostly started cooking as an adult, because I finally got a dishwasher (I’m messy) and never looked back. After two wonderful, challenging decades in creating live events, I realised that my back hurt. So, while working on my core, I decided that I wanted to step into this world through my photography, styling and writing. I use these mediums as a way to meet creatives, producers and creators and share their stories." Find Daria at
July 12, 2020
Stress, make it work for you rather than against you - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
Today we are talking about the specifics of stress from both a clinical and philosophical viewpoint. Specialist endocrinologist, Dr Sundeep Ruder speaks about becoming aware of your unconscious triggers. When it is appropriate to seek medical advice and how to make your stress work for you rather than against you. As always your feedback is valuable. If there are any topics you would like more information on, please don’t hesitate to send an email or leave a voice note on the show’s page. If you find the information useful please don’t hesitate to leave a review wherever you listen to your podcast. As always, please share this information with anyone who you believe could benefit. #endochrinologist #stress #eustress #cortisol #mindfulness #health #reinventhealth #niccirobertson #sundeepruder #mentalhealth
July 08, 2020
Lessons Learned in Lockdown - with Niki Seberini
In this short bonus episode of Lessons Learned in Lockdown - Mind Freedom Fighter and talkshow host Niki Seberini shares her thoughts about COVID and our response to the global pandemic but most importantly what we are going to do going forward. Niki can be contacted directly via her website  #mindfreedomfighter #nikiseberini #covid #health #mentalhealth #spirit #reinventhealth
July 06, 2020
Shifting Blame Culture - with Mark Kahn
We don’t like being seen by others as a failure or even admit to ourselves that we failed to reach our personal goals. Surely there are reasons, someone needs to be blamed? On a personal level, a lack of accountability can be deadly to our relationships. In the work place it erodes collaboration and trust and causes everyone to waste energy in the attempt to avoid being accountable. Life will only change for the better when you take responsibility. In this episode I chat with Mark Khan about blame culture and doing the work to change our lives. #blameculture #personalresponsibility #loveyourself #accountable #markkahn #coaching #therapy #happiness #reinventhealth #niccirobertson
July 03, 2020
The Three co-morbidities you never knew you had - with Dr Kevin Lentin
In the third bonus episode of Lessons Learned in Lockdown, I chat with Dr Kevin Lentin about The Three co-morbidities you never knew you had. Anyone with an interest in better health as heard about inflammation and how this is the basis of almost all disease. But how do you know if you are at risk. Dr Kevin goes into the finer points of looking after your health with practical tips and advice.  Visit #functionalmedicine #endfoodconfusion #reinventhealth #oxidativestress #comorbidities #freeradicals #kevinlentin #sarcopenia #niccirobertson #covid #heal #prevention
July 01, 2020
Healing through Breath - with Dr Ela Manga
Have you ever found yourself holding your breath, or feeling starved of air in times of stress?   Although breathing is an automatic response, being aware of our breath and conscious relaxation through breath can be a key ingredient in health management.  Dr Ela Manga is an integrative healthcare practitioner and author with a passion for healing through the power of breath.In this episode Ela explains how breathing techniques can literally change your neural plasticity and bio chemistry, creating an environment for the body to heal itself.  Ela uses a number of therapies. From allopathic medicine to Ayurveda. Understanding the root causes of illness and helping patients to reframe their view of the world.  If you would like to get in touch with this wonderful healer, Dr Ela Manga can be found at and at #breathe #burnout #elamanga #integrativehealth #ayurveda #breathwork #mentalhealth #reinventhealth
June 25, 2020
Lessons Learned in Lockdown 2 - with Gary Jackson
How to improvise when everyone else is panicking.  In the second bonus episode of Lessons Learned in Lockdown, I chat with Gary Jackson about sustainable agriculture, what the crew at Jacksons have been doing behind the scenes to keep going during the lockdown. As well as the importance of being able to improvise in times of crisis. Visit Facebook Instagram #sustainable #agriculture #wholefood #realfood #jacksonsrealfoodmarket #garyjackson #endfoodconfusion #reinventhealth #lockdown #covidfiles 
June 24, 2020
Lessons Learned in Lockdown 1 - with Leah Sefor
In this the first mini episode of Lessons Learned in Lockdown, I chat with Leah Sefor about her key insights about getting perspective and dealing with the world we are now finding ourselves in. And most importantly how to move forward one day at a time. Leah can be contacted directly though her website Facebook @leahsefor and Instagram @leah.sefor
June 22, 2020
Are hand sanitisers really safe? - with Jan Vlok
In the last month I have seen numerous people with eczema and skin allergies related to sanitisers. There is a rising number of anecdotal reports regarding sanitiser-related side effects. Contact dermatitis, respiratory and even liver and kidney conditions have been noted.  Ive personally encountered neat bleach in a spray bottle at a major retailer.  In this episode I chat with Jan Vlok about First Line Defence and Virol-Oxy® a comprehensive range of laboratory tested and certified sanitisation products with protocols, to safeguard you against COVID-19 without the hazards we are finding with other chemical applications. To find out more abut this product go here
June 19, 2020
How habits determine our hormones - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
In this episode I chat with regular guest endocrinologist, Dr Sundeep Ruder about how hormones determine where fat is stored and why some people are more susceptible to menopausal symptoms than others. We go into the facts regarding thyroid health, PCOS and how to ensure our best quality of life as we age. In my experience anyone can live their best life, get healthier and reduce body fat through consistency over time. This includes not only changing eating habits, but paying particular attention to sleep, movement and happiness. As well as finding your purpose and passion. #endocrine #toxins #disruptors #oestrogen #endfoodconfusion #estrogen # thyroid #hashimotos #nutritionmyths
June 15, 2020
Colonic Hydrotherapy with Briony Botha
In this episode I talk to Briony Botha, Joburg based colonic hydrotherapist .  Find out how to spot a healthy poop. What leaky gut actually is and why over the counter probiotics may actually make your gut issues worse. Briony debunks the myths about colonics, one of the oldest medical practices in human history. Briony can be contacted via My goal with this podcast is to hopefully give you an opportunity to reflect on your own health journey. And that there are so many ways you can heal and live a better life. If you enjoy this episode please rate and please leave a review and let me know what else you would like to hear about.
June 10, 2020
Is telemedicine the future of healthcare? - with Neil Kinsley and Deon Buhrs
Necessity as we know is the mother of invention. Never was this more true than in the current state we are finding ourselves in. The Covid Pandemic has sped up the progression of many areas of tech. From virtual conferencing to the way we communicate with our doctor. Telemedicine encompasses not only virtual medical consultations, but extends to wearables, apps and even remote surgery - Making healthcare more accessible and proactive. In this episode I chat with Neil Kinsley of Medici South Africa. And Deon Buhrs Global Group Executive of Operations at SpesNet Global about the future of virtual healthcare.
June 05, 2020
Empowering Women in the Workplace - with Despina Senatore
In this episode of the Re-Invent Health Podcast I chat with Despina Senatore who Empowers women with the knowledge and mindset to reach their full potential. Having worked in the corporate environment with three children al under the age of 7, Des understands all too well what it takes for women to juggle a career, a family and deal with self doubt. In this episode, we discuss self esteem, imposter syndrome and  how women can reconnect with what’s important to them. If you would like to connect with Des, you can find her at or via her LinkedIn profile.
June 01, 2020
The Philosophy and Science of Fasting - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
In the 21st century more people are dying of diseases of excess than ever before. In this episode Dr Sundeep Ruder explains not only the science and latest research around the benefits of intermittent fasting. But also the spiritual roots to fasting and cultivating the right headspace. #fasting #diabetes #intermittentfasting #inflammation #ketosis #insulinresistance #endochrinologist #sundeepruder #niccirobertson #endfoodconfusion #reinventhealth
May 29, 2020
Holism, quantum theory and what this means for humanity in the 21st century.
Jan Smuts,  well remembered as a South African statesman but few people know that he is also the founding father of holism, who would have celebrated his 150th birthday on the very day we recorded this episode.  In this episode long time friend and mentor, Claudius Van Wyk shares his ideas and philosophies on the evolution of humanity seen through the eyes of the greatest teachers and philosophers we know of.And how the current state of humanity can possibly be our greatest opportunity to do the greatest good for all. Claudius can be contacted via LinkedIn 
May 24, 2020
Bringing Fun into the Workplace with Brian Abbott
With almost 30 years in the corporate training industry, Brian Abbott  Is an internationally recognised corporate coach. Specialising in the the psychology of selling, business behaviour and interpersonal skills. Brian studied NLP with Dr.Richard Bandler and John La Valle. The creators of neuro linguistic programming. In this episode we chat about the one thing that most of us have forgotten all about - how to have fun especially in the work environment. By bringing the fun back to our work and personal relationships, we can change the nature of how we live and the way we do business. Brian can be contacted via his website on Linkedin
May 20, 2020
The Anatomy of Being Human Part 3 - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
Can your relationship survive #lockdown? In the third instalment of The Anatomy of Being Human with Dr Sundeep Ruder we ask if perhaps our relationships with those around us are indeed a mirror of our deepest selves.
May 19, 2020
Healing Starts with Consciousness with Dr Ian Weinberg
Dr Ian Weinberg is a practising neurosurgeon, author and pioneer in the application of psychoneuro-immunology, PNI, the scientific study of the influences of mind states on immune function. The integration of the neurosciences with PNI, culminated in a  program created to enhance wellness, performance and leadership in the personal, clinical and corporate environments. In this episode we discuss how our thoughts model inform our immune systems and simply by reframing the way we react to the world around us can completely alter our health, relationships and quality of life. To find out how you can sign up for Dr Weinberg's online PNI course right here
May 14, 2020
The Anatomy of Being Human Part Two - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
A state of bliss exists in all of us. In part two of the anatomy of being human with Dr Sundeep Ruder, we explore quieting the mind and understanding the four forms of yoga.
May 10, 2020
The Movement to Conscious Capitalism - with Roy Henderson
Former naval officer, Roy Henderson had a vision of feeding the world’s impoverished populations. Now successful entrepreneur  and CEO of Green Cell Technologies,  a company that is innovating the way food is manufactured and distributed.  Potentially safeguarding food security for future generations. Roy can be contacted here.
May 08, 2020
The Anatomy of Being Human Part One - with Dr Sundeep Ruder
In this series of mini episodes we are going to find out how philosophy meets medicine and spirit meets science. With renowned Johannesburg based endocrinologist and wisdom seeker - Dr Sundeep Ruder.
May 06, 2020
Shaking Your Tree - with Dr Kristi Morlan-Hughes
This week’s guest is Dr Kristi Morlan Hughes. One of the most dynamic, knowledgeable and engaging teachers I have personally ever had the privilege of knowing. After more than 20 years teaching and working with patients in the Functional Medicine and Naturopathic Health Care space,  she travels the world teaching health care providers, nutritionists, and health coaches on how to implement Functional and Lifestyle Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, and Practitioner Self-Care. Kristi held a position at the Institute for Functional Medicine for over a decade as the Director of Medical Education, and currently serves as core senior international faculty in the IFM Certification Program. You find Kristi directly though her social media channels
April 23, 2020
EP12 - Understanding Nutritional Supplementation - with Bruce Cohen
Bruce chats about how he came to find himself as South Africa’s foremost importer and distributor of food and nutritional  supplements. He shares his passion for the industry, years of experience and  great advice for boosting your immune system in times of stress.Absolute Organix products are widely available from most retailers and online via Take-alot. Find them online here #absoluteorganix #endfoodconfusion #protein #veganprotein #brucecohen #reinventhealth
April 14, 2020
EP11 - Releasing Tension and Trauma from the Body - with Dr David Berceli, PhD
Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (or TRE®) is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD. To find out how you can benefit please visit the TRE website.
April 11, 2020
EP10 - Functional Chiropractics - with Dr Kevin Lentin
Dr Kevin Lentin shares his passion for treating his holistically through chiropractics and functional medicine. We discuss at length, structural and psycho-emotional connections in treating chronic pain and general healthy longevity. Kevin is a Cape Town based doctor and can be contacted via his website.
April 10, 2020
EP09 - Creating a Life worth Loving - with Masasa Mbangeni
Masasa Mbangeni, SAFTA nominated actress discusses the journey that helped her find inner peace, work-life balance and self acceptance. We chat about her tough decisions and sacrifices that have lead her to view life as a gift to be cherished. Follow Masasa on Twitter and Instagram Photograph courtesy of: Jurie Potgieter for TrueLove Magazine
April 03, 2020
EP08 - NeuroFeedback - with Mitzi Hollander
My guest today is Mitzi Hollander who pioneered Neuro-feedback or brainwave training in South Africa. This is a cutting edge technology, gaining popularity the world over for its ability to help people recover from traumatic brain injury and trauma. Mitzi is a mine of information regarding ADHD in children and adults. We discuss scientifically validated therapies including vagal nerve stimulation, breathing techniques and TRE. NeuroFeedback isn't just for injury recovery. If you are interested in sharpening your tennis game, improving concentration and avoiding near degeneration, this may be exactly what you are looking for.  Mitzi can be contacted here.
March 30, 2020
EP07 - Peaceful Healing with - Dr Yeshantha Padayachee
In this week’s show I discuss alternative healing with  homeopath, Dr Yeshantha Padayachey. The importance of collaboration between practitioners to best help patients. The emotional connection to disease and autoimmune problems. Managing patient expectations and learning to communicate with your health care practitioner. We delve into women’s health, the pros and cons of contraceptive pills and taking control of your health. Dr Yeshantha can be found here
March 23, 2020
EP06 - Life is not coming AT you, it's coming FROM you - with Niki Seberini
In this episode I chat with talk show host, mentor and mind freedom fighter Niki Seberini.  Niki describes how Life is not coming AT you, it's coming FROM you, which puts a completely different spin on the way we see the world. What drove her to the point in that enabled her to start looking inward instead and in this process, finding her power. We chat about her decision enter the Jerusalem marathon before she even started running. As well as her life changing workshops, Coffee and Conservations.  Niki can be found directly through her website at
March 11, 2020
EP05 - What Does it Take to Change - with Leah Sefor
The sage, the wise woman the voice of reason - this is Leah Sefor. We all need someone in our lives who says it like it is. In Episode 5 of the Re-Invent Podcast Leah speaks about how far down the rabbit hole we need to go, before we realise that life has to change? One of the books Leah reccomends is Inventing Ourselves, The Secret Life of the Teenage Brainby Sara Jayne Blakemore which can be found everywhere you buy books. You can contact Leah at
March 04, 2020
EP04 - Brain Mapping - with Mark Kahn
In today’s show, I interview Mark Kahn. Author, psychotherapist, BWRT practitioner and corporate transformational coach. In this conversation we explore self-esteem, neural therapy versus talk therapy and understanding the physical manifestations of trauma. All of Marks's contact details can be found at
February 27, 2020
EP03 - The Future of Food with Gary Jackson
On today's show, I interview Gary Jackson of Jacksons Real Food Market.A decade ago Gary went through a personal health crisis which lead him to think about food differently. How it is grown how we consume it and the impact not only ourselves but the environment.  Today Jacksons is a true disruptor in the food industry. In this episode, we chat about family nutrition, sustainable agriculture, bio-diverse farming, why certified organic produce is difficult to source. As well as eating healthily on a tight budget and a whole lot more. If you would like to win a hamper full of delicious healthy products please click here and send an email. Include your name and loyalty card number and stand a chance to win. If you don't have a loyalty card you can apply in-store or online.
February 20, 2020
EP02 - Mythbusting Protein
When we think of protein, red meat is usually the first thing that comes to mind. But that is only a part of the protein story. In this short episode I would like to address some of the most commonly held myths around dietary protein. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information purposes only and does replace medical advice or other professional health care services. The guests interviewed on this podcast are in no way connected to Re-Invent Health unless specified and are free to express their opinions based on their professional discretion. The use of information on this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The subject matter is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
February 13, 2020
EP01 - Getting Real about Anxiety with Leah Sefor
We are all motivated by meaning which is why the The Re-Invent Podcast aims to bring you a wide range of relevant information focusing on all aspects of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. My objective is to pick the minds of some of the most interesting people all with their own stories of personal transformation. So that you can make the changes towards a more meaningful, healthier and happier life..  In today’s podcast I chat with Leah Sefor is a straight-talking life and relationships coach who has worked with individuals, couples and organisations in over 10 countries for more than 24 years. Specialising in authenticity and shadow work, Leah shows others how to get real about their lives, relationships and communications.  Leah has a private coaching practice in Johannesburg. For more info about todays guest go to and click on podcast. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information purposes only and does replace medical advice or other professional health care services. The guests interviewed on this podcast are in no way connected to Re-Invent Health unless specified and are free to express their opinions based on their professional discretion. The use of information on this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The subject matter is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
February 10, 2020