Dr Tosin's Surgery - Healthy lifestyle beyond medicine
By tosin taiwo
An entertaining look into my personal journey as a medical doctor &Health Coach, discussing health &wellness issues, including trending topics .
Talking to leading minds in industry ,talking about hot topics in the the health and wellness space , with the aim to Impact lives with valuable information which can get people on a healthy lifestyle journey.
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Fathers day special- The Modern Man , Roles Mentors and Misconceptions- Instalive chat with Dr Pepple
Dr Tosin's Surgery - Healthy lifestyle beyond medicine • By tosin taiwo • Jun 26
Fathers day special- The Modern Man , Roles Mentors and Misconceptions- Instalive chat with Dr Pepple
Dr Tosin's Surgery - Healthy lifestyle beyond medicine • By tosin taiwo • Jun 26
On this episode I had a discussion with Annette Galloway Managing director of from saver to investor on cultivating easy steps to saving and becoming financially free.
We talked about the steps she took to help save over £ 10,000 for her son by his 10th birthday ( aside her own savings ) on a modest income.
We discuss the tools needed and why people fail to save.
Annette runs a rapid wealth building forum where she has helped take people from being debt free to saving and ready to start investing
You can find more on- https://saverstoinvestors.com
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Dr Erameh gives a personal account as a frontline healthcare professional on getting infection symptoms felt and how he coped ; we also talk about the recovery and drug treatments used .
Cyril gives us a view on the efforts being put into treatments in Nigeria , drawing from their experience fighting other infectious diseases.
We talk about the psychosocial impact the infection is having on people , steps being taken in the Abuja Isolation centre to address that as well.
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Time stamps -
5:55- Talking about symptoms of infection
9:40- 13:50 - Drugs used for treatment
17:00 Emotional effects of COVID 19
19:50 Breathing exercises to help with COVID 19 infection
24:00- Post Covid syndrome a new experience
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Talking about my antibody test . Was a bit surreal for me .
The antibody testing was rolled out across the NHS for most staff For free .
Research shows that. Up to 80 % have shown no antibodies detected
. I talk about the main types of anti bodies being tested -
IgM and IgG .
We talk a bit about one of the reasons behind the antibody test being
A large scale study and the REACT-1 trial on going .
Antibodies tend to be present for about 2 months in the system according
to a study from St Georges hospital
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This is another bonus episode !
Its a snippet of my instailve interview on Dr Pepple's Channel , Its more of an informal conversation between men. And talks about the the evolving male figure of a father , how it differs from our Cultural background as Africans .
I talk about some adaptations that I have made and -How telling your son to "Man up " may not be necessary all the time and sometimes emotions need to be processed .
FULL instalive video available @- Dr Pepple
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This episode is taken from my Instalive session with Hello perfect skin where I featured on their weight loss clinic ,
I was talking with Onyeka Michael Ugwu ( IG- @onyeeka ) We discussed the ESSENTIAL PILLARS FOR WEIGHT LOSS and the ketogenic diet - what it is and how it differs from other diets .
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I had the opportunity to speak to my long time friend Aniekan Usoroh ( famously known as AU) . We discuss the delivery of universal health care in Nigeria , and his role and success stories in the progress he has made .
Aniekan is a business and service delivery strategist , with a passion for health care financing playing a lead role in consulting with the government on health care financing models for delivering universal health care .
He is also Public speaker and runs a very powerful public initiative known as "The PATHWAY of Champions " which has helped many Nigerians in building a productive career path .
This episode describes many healthcare financing tools and initiatives and we talk about defining stakeholders and the roles they play in implementing this.
You can get in contact with AU
- On Linkdin--- https://www.linkedin.com/in/aniekan-usoroh-2a442441/
-Facebook ---- https://www.facebook.com/ThePathwayOfChampions
I was fortunate to host Dr Sekela Gad -Briggs on this episode talking about anxiety . She is an experienced Gp based in Chester with a Unique interest in Mental wellbeing , drawing from her experience with patients and her own personal journey.
She also has a broad range of skills including aesthetic medicine .
Also listen to the story about the Potato, the egg and coffee beans , which one are you? leave your comments and let me know. don't forget to leave a 5 star rating !
Contact Dr Sekela on- https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-sekela-m-88785080/
in Part 2 of this series with Aj Osibona we discuss further on the getting into stocks , what ETFs are and bonds,
Our discussion also goes into how people can start with small amounts of money and diversify , But keep in my the its a long game .
He also breaks down the 3 timeframes of the investments .
Key take away mentioned are investing in yourself , building relationships that will be key to your financial health .
How to build multiple Income streams PDF -
Get in contact with Aj Osibona-
LinkedIn -Ayodeji John Osibona
Website - http://ozibonaconsultant-grp.com/
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In episode 20 I decided to pivot a little bit into discussing financial health .
I realised that This is very important in this time of uncertainty especially with jobs being lost and people being Furloughed .
On the podcast I had AJ Osibona of Audacity Capital Management Project Manager ,Business analyst and Fx Trader , discussing
how to build a mindset and foundation for building multiple streams of income .
The discussion starts with the concept of the 3 Ws- your why , what and when.
We also discuss the concepts of support value and respect.
AJ has also provided a pdf summary of his concepts and hows of building financial freedom which will be available for everyone to download -
This PDF will be available on part 2 of this podcast so make sure you listen to this !
You can contact AJ Osibona via -
LinkedIn- Ayodeji John Osibona
How to run properly: From 5k to Marathons & the amazing benefits of Yoga.Running is a science .
Learning how to run properly is important to help prevent future injury to joints and the spine.
In this podcast episode I discuss with Rose Eyenike a Business Manager at TRUPPR -( An innovative fitness organisation in Nigeria ); Fitness instructor and Yoga Instructor .
Roseline talks about the Importance of knowing how to run properly and maintaining a good posture when running .
Tips given include-
1-Stand up straight with your shoulders back and neutral spine.
2- Maintain your core
3- Lean forward from your hips
4- Maintaining a good arm swing
Roseline goes deep explaining running and talking about Marathon running. we also discuss the benefits of yoga and how it is helpful in maintaining good body mobility and proprioception .
Roseline explains how she is breaking the Myth around yoga in Nigeria - getting people to see yoga as an exercise and not a religion
You can get in contact with Roseline on
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Here are 5 ways to improve your memory . In this video I talk about 5 steps to help improve your memory .
1- Eat Brain foods 2- Aerobic exercise 3- Learn a new language or skill 4- Socialize more 5- Sleep
These are my 5 tips to improving your memory . and we can go into detail on each one . please don't forget to hit the like button and subscribe and also share on social media!
Is social distancing leading to emotional distancing relationship ? How To Stay Positive During Lockdown: 5 activities to do to beat the boredom and boost productivity
Social distancing, Which WHO had now advocated be called- Physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.
I had a discussion with GSEP(GLOBAL SELF EDUCATION PLATFORM ) host Dr Kafayat Kehinde Lamidi . Here we explore the effect of social distancing on family ties. How social distancing may be leading to emotional distancing. We also talk about ? How To Stay Positive During Lockdown: 5 activities to do to beat the boredom and boost productivity.
“UK will need social distancing until at least end of year,” says Whitty.
I also discuss on methods to help maintain family ties during this period of lockdown which could help reduce isolation .
Dr Kafayat discusses how to deal with a relationship during social distancing. How to Deal with Relationship Distress During Social Distancing
Why social distancing is important to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and who is most affected .
We discuss ways Find things to do when you’re stuck at home
What to do when your bored at home, fun things to do when you are bored at home & How to utilize the time to boost productivity.
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Part 2 of my conversation with Dr Pepple was on the benefits of exercising ranging from heath optimisation boosting sleep and immunity .Tips on how to hack exercise in the home or on lockdown ,
We also talked about the blue zones - Areas in the world where communities were living into their hundreds and were very healthy.
In this episode of my podcast I feature in an interview with Dr Pepple -@drpeeple on instagram , and we talk about healthy living in the modern times , we discuss on keto diet what it is vs intermittent fasting .
we discuss on the amazing benefits of exercise , and the Blue zones - The areas in the world that have the highest number of old healthy people living over 100 years ( and still active!!!)
With the major headlines all anchored on the global pandemic of SARS-COV-2 , COVID-19 . WE are facing a global lockdown in many countries -
Here are things you can do while on a lockdown that will help people . These are-
Maintaining a set daily routine is very important. In this time of uncertainty it’s important to have a set routine especially for those with families and kids
2-Exercise Daily - As part of your daily routine develop a movement practice , this is the time to get #creative . Exercising will also help with boosting ones mood.
3-Gratitude Journaling - Practice gratitude, This can be done either as a journaling routine or practising it as a family over a meal . Being #thankfulfor the little things has been shown to help elevate mood .
4-Stay Connected - Phone a friend daily , we can make use social media to this benefit with FaceTime etc , check up on family and friends.
5- Get adequate sleep - Sleep is very important. This helps our immune system .
I also discuss the widely talked about treatment for COVID-19 CHLOROQUINE. This discussion was sparked by study from China link below-
With over 14 ongoing Clinical trials on going there is some hope , Recent publication from France has shown promise with the use of HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND AZITHROMYCIN link below -
There are also on going trials in New York , Chicago and San Fransisco
One company GILEAD is in phase 3 trials with a drug called REMDESIVIR 9 which was used in treating Ebola .
COVID 19: How to protect yourself
Right now with the pandemic going on. There is a lot of advice out there both good and bad.
Information from public health England and the government website is quite robust on things to do to self isolate and protect ones self
1 SOCIAL DISTANCING-
2- THOROUGH HAND WASHING
3- SELF ISOLATING FOR 14 DAYS IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS ,
What is not mentioned a lot in advice given is how to take care of you last line of defence
Your body’s immunity.
Steps should be taken to boost the body’s immunity
- Getting enough sleep
- Getting some exercise
- Practising gratitude
- Having a healthy Nutrition.
In this episode I talk about how to exercise without exercising .We can all get some exercise NO MATTER how busy we are.
A lot of us find little excuses not to exercise and some of us rightly so, due to our busy schedules either with work deadlines or as busy parents . I find out that when I talk to a lot of my clients and patients about exercising the first thing I here is "I do not have time to go to the gym" . A lot of people do not realise that you can get exercise in through the day without having to go to the gym . Although I would still advocate that these tips are a stepping stone to get more adequate exercise activities .
Here are 5 interesting exercise hacks for busy people.
My 5 tips include
1- While brushing your teeth do the HORSE Stance - If you do not know what this is please type it into google and have a look at the videos
2-Tighten your abs while sat in traffic
3- Do calf raises while waiting in line- you may be waiting in line for your train or to get your lunch , you can spare 1 minute to do calf raises.
4- While sat at your desk , get a medicine ball to do inner thigh work outs or a resistance band for the outer thigh muscles.
5- Do as many squats as you can during your toilet breaks .
What is Cortisol ?
Cortisol is a hormone secreted by the Adrenal gland which is located on top of the kidneys
It is released following signals from the hypothalamus and pituitary gland,.
What does it do ?
What does cortisol do exactly? Cortisol receptors are scattered throughout the entire body, found in nearly every cell, and serve different essential functions, including:
helping to keep us awake and alert
preventing fatigue or brain fog
keeping our metabolisms running (it helps us burn fat for energy)
balancing blood sugar levels (since it allows cells to take up and use glucose for energy)
reducing inflammation and helping with healing
balancing fluid levels based on salt and water intake
contributing to control over blood pressure
helping with many cognitive processes like learning and memory formulation
allowing us to respond to and escape perceived dangers
helping to develop the fetus during pregnancy
Natural ways to reduce your cortisol levels
1-. Switch to a Whole Foods, Anti-inflammatory Diet
Following an anti-inflammatory diet low in processed foods and high in antioxidants, fiber and essential nutrients is key to balancing hormones, controlling your cravings and getting you on the right track. These same strategies can also help with adrenal support, allowing you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, boosting energy during the day and helping you sleep better at night.
2- Exercise Regularly
According to research published by Harvard Medical School, regular exercise (about 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week, depending on the intensity) is one of the best ways to manage stress, balance hormones, sleep better and aid normal metabolic functions (like balancing blood sugar levels).
3 Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep helps us control cortisol production, but having high cortisol levels can make it hard to rest. In people with normal circadian rhythms, cortisol levels rise during the early morning hours and then drop very low at night prior to sleep and during sleep
4- Use Adaptogen Herbs and Superfoods
Adaptogen herbs help naturally lower high cortisol levels in several key ways. They help balance hormones; reduce inflammation due to their strong antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial effects; have natural antidepressant effects; lower fatigue; and help balance blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Many adaptogens, such as reishi mushrooms and cocoa, have been safely used for thousands of years to promote better overall health with little to no side effects
5- USE NATURAL STRESS RELIEVERS
Practice Mindfulness and meditation
In this episode I sit down with Ex- beauty model( Beauty queen as well ) ; Author and CEO of L'avyanna Skin Naturals - Dr May Ikeora . Talking all about skin and hyperpigmentation , We delve into the how a lot of people - women & men are misled into believing and buying harmful skin products , The alarming rise of skin Cancer in Africa, and that - NATURAL does not necessarily mean ORGANIC.
We also talk about some L'avyanna skin products, and Dr Ikeora answers my 3 POWER QUESTIONS !
get in touch with L'avyanna at- https://www.lavyanna.com/
Dr May Ikeora -
A large study published in the 1970s shaped how most people have thought about normal cholesterol levels for over 40 years .
nOw it is estimated that nearly 50% of people over the age of 65 take statins and this is set to increase .
Statins are good at lowering cholesterol BUT COME WITH SIDE EFFECTS.
Coupled with the fact that – lowing your level of cholesterol does not seem to impact the incidence of heart disease . this was found in a BMJ study in 2016.
What is cholesterol ?
It is best described as a fat like waxy substance which can be found in all cells of the body including the brain .
It actually plays an important role in
- Brain neurotransmitter creation
- Vitamin D production
- All steroid hormones
- Production of bile salts that aid digestion
Cholesterol levels are important because high cholesterol levels build up in your arteries, forming plaques that lead to arteriosclerosis, a form of the heart disease.
But the key thing to note id the ratios between HDL CHOLESTEROL – Good
And LDL cholesterol – Which is often termed “bad cholesterol “
Usually thy LDL must be kept in a particular ratio in relation to HDL .
Another type of cholesterol not usually mentioned is the VLDL – very low density lipoprotein- This is what transports most of the Triglycerides in the body which is what is actually for the build up of plaques in the arteries
1- Keep HDL levels above 50 MG/DL (1.3MMOL/L)
2- LDL Keep LDL below – 130mg/dl (3.3mmol/l
3- Keep your HDL :LDL ratio at 1:3
So how do you maintain optimal cholesterol levels
1- Cut Carbs
Although it is widely stated that reducing fat intake is key , it is actually noted that cutting carbs will help reduce LDL
2- Lose Weight
Losing just 5–10 percent of your total body weight helps to reduce triglycerides and increase HDL levels.
3- . Stop Smoking
Smoking tends to lower your HDL levels while raising LDL cholesterol, making it an unacceptable risk to take if you’re at risk of heart disease.
medium-intensity resistance exercise or high-intensity aerobic exercise increases your HDL levels-
The other 2 ways are
- Using Supplments like Niacin
and taking cholesterol lowering drugs like Statins
1- Mann S, Beedie C, Jimenez A. Differential effects of aerobic exercise, resistance training and combined exercise modalities on cholesterol and the lipid profile: review, synthesis and recommendations. Sports Med. 2014;44(2):211–221. doi:10.1007/s40279-013-0110-5
ON INTERMITTENT FASTING
1-Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat
Lower insulin levels, higher growth hormone levels and increased amounts of norepinephrine (noradrenaline) all increase the breakdown of body fat and facilitate its use for energy.
Short term fasting actually boost metabolic rate .
Intermittent Fasting Can Reduce Insulin Resistance, Lowering Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Anything that reduces insulin resistance should help lower blood sugar levels and protect against type 2 diabetes.
3- Intermittent Fasting Can Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in The Body
4- Intermittent Fasting Induces Various Cellular Repair Processes
When we fast, the cells in the body initiate a cellular "waste removal" process called autophagy
There are loads more benefits . to learn more about this you can join my Facebook group and get a free report on Intermittent fasting and other great life hacks and tips to help build a strong mindset
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age and is associated with obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin resistance.
It has been show in pilot studies that The KETO DIET IS GOOD for PCOS
But unfortunately – Most women aren’t doing it well and find it difficult because without the hacks most people find it hard to maintain the diet .
Day 21- and I struggled ,
90 SECOND BREAD RECIPES
3 tablespoons almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (I just do a pinch of salt)k
1 tablespoon butter, melted
*optional – 1 tablespoon butter (saved for later)
KETO Crack slaw – will post recipe once I make mine
Link to C60 OIL-
90 percent of the thoughts that we think on a daily basis are the same thoughts as the day before.
So if you think that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny, and 90 percent of your thoughts are the same known thoughts that you're always thinking, then your life should stay the same, because the same thoughts lead to the same choices, the same choices lead to the same behaviours, same behaviours create the same experiences, the same experiences produce the same emotions, those same emotions tend to influence the way we think
So we have these unconscious programs of behaviours, automatic habits, redundant emotional reactions, hardwired beliefs, perceptions, attitudes that function just like a computer program— you press go and it runs automatically. So then when it comes time to change, thinking positively is going to do nothing because your body has been conditioned for the most part into a program in the past
World Gallup poll on happiness 2019 rates Finland as the happiest place in the world .
Our discussion spans through this and gives different perspectives from their experience on what happiness . different views were shared.
WE talked on the effect the environment can have on the pursuit of happiness and people's response to adversity. The role of genetics in the mental health and much more
People who get around eight hours sleep a night and reduce their stress levels have double the chance of LOSING WEIGHT
This is directly linked to spike in cortisol levels which in turn leads to creation of glucose and consequently stimulating insulin .
Why Fat is important
Fat in its entirety in your body actually produces hormones that your body depends
on, and one of those very important hormones is called leptin.
Leptin is simply referred to as the Satiety hormone . and when sleep deprived its production is cut leading us to crave unhealthy foods.. ( That may be the reason why I always feel like a Macdonalds after a night shift!!!)
Leptin has a function all over your body, it's correlated to brain size. So people who
are anorexic, their brains actually start shrinking because they don't have enough fat,
they don't have enough leptin to maintain brain mass.
The 5 minute Gratitude journalling technique
Benefits of journalling
1- Stress management
2- Improves cognitive function
3- Gratitude helps improve the symptoms of certain health conditions
-Booth RJ, Petrie KJ, Pennebaker JW. Changes In Circulating Lymphocyte Numbers Following Emotional Disclosure: Evidence Of Buffering? Stress Medicine. 1997;13(1):23-29. doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1700(199701)13:13.0.co;2-e
-Baikie KA, Wilhelm K. Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. 2005;11(5):338-346. doi:10.1192/apt.11.5.338
My Name is Dr Tosin - IN this podcast I explain a common misconception about Ketosis and why you may not be in Ketosis even though you think you are .
I talk about what ketones are and the best way to measure them
How I discovered about the ketogenic diet , bullet proof coffee and my plans to impact people lifestyle .
presently working on a product with inputs from other specialists to launch my lifestyle product
This is my Origin story -
This is how I started the journey that I am on in the health and wellness space - Medical Doctor ; Health Coach
As with everyone ; I had a few obstacles along the way , periods of sadness , periods of Joy
At some point my internal struggles were quite loud in my head -
Thanks to friends, mentors my folks and my wife , my journey of self discovery has started )
My mission to bring people along on this . To impact as many lives personally changing their lifestyle habit to one that is healthy and sustainable.