What Does Good Look Like?

What Does Good Look Like?

By melio
Will and Anna explore how we can all stay ‘Younger for Longer’, meeting with experts from a range of medical, diagnostic and behavioural fields who you wouldn’t normally hear from in everyday healthcare. Many of us will live much longer than previous generations did, and this podcast looks at what this means in practical terms and how this change affects our view of health, what we call health(y) care: throughout the whole of life. From hard medical science exploring diagnostics and interventions to the magic of behavioural science, where small changes can have large effects.
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#18: Exercise prescription with Prof. Carl-Johan Sundberg
Meet Prof. Carl-Johan Sundberg, a man of many hats! In this episode we'll cover topics such as walking GP sessions, corona virus outbreaks, gym classes led by psychiatric staff, and what you should have gotten your parents for Christmas. We’ll also get some interesting insights as to why the media coverage of the latest research often seem to be sending contradictory messages. To connect with Carl-Johan or learn more about his work you can find him on Twitter @scimot. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
35:26
February 18, 2020
#17: Cancer Special: Lifestyle interventions and the caregiver perspective
February 4th is World Cancer Day. In this episode we will discuss lifestyle interventions for people with cancer, and wether the same things that promote longevity could also have the potential to protect us from cancer. But first, Will shares his personal experience from being a caregiver. Links to publications: Ketogenic diet in the treatment of cancer – Where do we stand? (2019) Ketogenic diet in cancer therapy (2018) A Systematic Review of Exercise Systematic Reviews in the Cancer Literature (2005-2017). (2017) Exercise and cancer: from “healthy” to “therapeutic”? (2017) If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
41:21
February 4, 2020
#16: End of Season 1 with Anna and Will
As we wrap up the first season of the WDGLL podcast, we share highlights from some of our guests and explain what healthy care actually means. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
20:03
December 17, 2019
#15: Seeing is believing with Dr Tomás Duraj
Continuing the conversation on blood sugar and CGMs (continuous glucose monitors), we meet with researcher and medical doctor Tomás Duraj, to learn what discoveries he made when using a CGM for the first time, including the squat & smoothie combo. For more CGM info, you can also read Tomás' CGM article here: What can blood sugar monitors tell us about ice cream, exercise and noodles?  If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll.   Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
24:40
December 10, 2019
#14: Blood sugar & CGMs with Anna and Will
Welcome to another deep dive, this time into blood sugar and what you can learn from measuring your blood sugar using a CGM (continuous glucose monitor).  Will and Anna explain what CGMs are, and share their personal experiences from using them (including the effects of sushi and smoothies!). For more CGM info, you can also read Melio's CGM article here: What can blood sugar monitors tell us about ice cream, exercise and noodles? If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
19:21
December 3, 2019
#13: 5-Day Fasting with Anna and Will
This week we make a deep dive into the topic of fasting, and more specifically on two methods of 5-day fasting; water fasting and the fasting mimicking diet. Will completed a 5-day water fast earlier this year, and Anna tried a 5-day fasting mimicking diet a few weeks ago, so in this episode we share and compare our experiences. For more information on fasting in general, you can also read Melio's article on fasting: 'From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Science: Fasting Myths and Realities'. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
36:57
November 26, 2019
#12: Designing life for movement with Dr Kush Joshi
Continuing last week's conversation with Sports and Exercise Medicine consultant Dr Kush Joshi, we learn more about the benefits of being physically active, more ways of testing our level of fitness, and how we can move more in our daily lives. To connect with Kush or learn more about his work you can find him on Twitter @DrKushJoshi. You can also check out the Moving Medicine website here (don't miss the dancing doctor!): Moving Medicine If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
33:06
November 19, 2019
#11: Physical activity in medicine with Dr Kush Joshi
Meet Dr Kush Joshi, a Sports and Exercise Medicine consultant working with elite athletes as well as with patients within the UK’s national health service.  We’ve invited Kush because we want to learn more about how Sports and Exercise Medicine is translating lessons from elite athletes into normal medical practice in areas as diverse as obesity, diabetes, cancer, stress and mental illness. Listen in to learn more about F.I.T.T. principles, how to measure your functional strength and Kush’s zumba skills. To connect with Kush or learn more about his work you can find him on Twitter @DrKushJoshi. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
26:25
November 12, 2019
#10: How to deal with sleep problems with Hugh Selsick
In this 2nd episode with Dr Hugh Selsick, we’ll learn about common mistakes people make when struggling with sleep, links between sleep and other health issues, and what a session at the insomnia clinic is like. And of course, we will also cover topics such as caffeine, alcohol and sleep hygiene - what you hear may surprise you! You can also check out the additional resources Hugh recommended here: Canadian Sleep Society Sleep Diary Example If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
33:51
November 5, 2019
#9: How to tell if you're a good or bad sleeper with Hugh Selsick
This is the 1st of two episodes with Dr Hugh Selsick, a specialist in sleep medicine. We’ve invited Hugh to learn more about sleep from someone who works directly with patients who suffer from sleep problems to help us understand what good, and bad, sleep looks like. We’ll cover topics such as how to tell whether or not you are a good sleeper, good (and bad) ways of measuring sleep, and what impact it can have on someone’s life when their sleep improves. We'll also debunk a few sleep myths along the way. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
29:37
October 29, 2019
#8: Fitbits vs vegan sausage rolls with Paul Wicks
You may already be generating a wealth of your own health data, from how many steps you take & hours of sleep you get, to measuring your heart rate and variability - but how do we make sense of it all? In this week's episode with Paul Wicks we'll be focusing on what information you can get from tracking your own data, and how that can be used to implement better habits. To connect with Paul or learn more about his work you can find him on Twitter @PaulLikeMe. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
32:07
October 22, 2019
#7: The future of digital health data with Paul Wicks
This week we meet Paul Wicks, a research neuropsychologist that through his work has helped thousands of patients with chronic conditions improve their health by accessing, structuring and generating information about their health. We’ve invited Paul on this show because we want to learn more about the benefits of tracking our own health data, and how we can make better use of it. To connect with Paul or learn more about his work you can find him on Twitter @PaulLikeMe. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
29:46
October 15, 2019
#6: Body age and 'How to stay young' with Sophie Cassidy
In our second episode with Dr Sophie Cassidy she will tell us how the BBC series ‘How to stay young’ came about, and how they came up with the concept of 'body age'. We’ll also find out which tests Sophie herself recommends for finding out how well your body is aging, and what changes she has made to her own life. To connect with Sophie or learn more about her work you can find her on Twitter @SophieCassidy6. You can also check out the additional resources she mentioned here: Medical News Today Diabetes reversal, Newcastle University If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
26:01
October 8, 2019
#5: HIIT, Intermittent fasting and active couch potatoes with Sophie Cassidy
Dr Sophie Cassidy is a researcher in lifestyle and chronic disease, and she will help us go beyond the latest exercise trends and fad diets to get a better understanding of what the science can really tell us. And what signs should we be looking for to tell if our bodies are aging quicker than they should? To connect with Sophie or learn more about her work you can find her on Twitter @SophieCassidy6. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
33:41
October 1, 2019
#4: Taking the fluffiness out of lifestyle medicine with Jack Kreindler
Continuing last week's conversation with Dr Jack Kreindler, we get into the specifics of how to measure biological ageing and why fitness is a key weapon in the war on cancer. We’ll also aim to once and for all take the ‘fluffiness’ out of lifestyle medicine. To connect with Jack or learn more about his work you can find him on Twitter @drjackUK. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
23:21
September 24, 2019
#3: Age clocks, health span and cage fighting with Jack Kreindler
This is the first part of our conversation with medical doctor, serial entrepreneur and mountain climbing enthusiast Jack Kreindler. We’ll cover a range of topics such as biological age clocks, cage fights and treating cancer patients as elite athletes. To connect with Jack or learn more about his work you can find him on Twitter @drjackUK. For more information on some of the topics mentioned in this episode, click the links below to the scientific articles. Hallmarks of Aging TAME study on metformin Levine's study on biological aging using NHANES data  If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
25:57
September 17, 2019
#2: Designing your life to stay younger for longer with Andrew Scott
In the 2nd episode with Prof. Andrew Scott, we discuss how you can measure and manage your longevity assets, and how to design your life to stay younger for longer. We’ll also uncover the benefits of rejecting social norms, and why we are not paying enough attention to the positive side of ageing. To access the longevity assets diagnostic tool, visit www.100yearlife.com/diagnostic. You can learn more about Andrew Scott and his work on his website www.andrewscott.global, and on twitter @ProfAndrewScott. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
36:12
September 17, 2019
#1: Biological age, mid-life gap years and vitality asset management with Andrew Scott
In this episode, we meet Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics from London Business School,  and co-author of the book ‘The 100-year Life’. Andrew is also a co-founder of The Longevity Forum, a not-for-profit initiative committed to achieving longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives for as many people as possible. Learn more about the difference between biological and chronological age, the invention of teenagers, and why we should think about things such as knowledge, friendships and health as assets. To access the longevity assets diagnostic tool, visit www.100yearlife.com/diagnostic. You can learn more about Andrew Scott and his work on his website www.andrewscott.global, and on twitter @ProfAndrewScott. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll. Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking appropriate medical support because of something you have heard on the podcast.
27:41
September 17, 2019
Introducing 'What Does Good Look Like?'
Will and Anna explore how we can all stay ‘Younger for Longer’, meeting with experts from a range of medical, diagnostic and behavioural fields who you wouldn’t normally hear from in everyday healthcare. Many of us will live much longer than previous generations did, and this podcast looks at what this means in practical terms and how this change affects our view of health, what we call health(y) care: throughout the whole of life. Speaking to a range of experts who not only think about, but work with real people in an effort to solve problems or improve their health. This ranges from hard medical science exploring diagnostics and interventions to the magic of behavioural science, where small changes can have large effects. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on this episode, we'd love for you to get in touch via e-mail: podcast@meliohealth.com or, if you make a post on social media, please tag us using #wdgll.
05:49
September 5, 2019