Mikkipedia

Mikki Williden

Mikkipedia is an exploration in all things health, well being, fitness, food and nutrition. I sit down with scientists, doctors, professors, practitioners and people who have a wealth of experience and have a conversation that takes a deep dive into their area of expertise. I love translating science into a language that people understand, so while some of the conversations will be pretty in-depth, you will come away with some practical tips that can be instigated into your everyday life. I hope you enjoy the show! read less
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Alexx Stuart - Low Tox Life
6d ago
Alexx Stuart - Low Tox Life
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Alexx Stuart, creator of Low Tox Life. They discuss Alexx’s introduction into this area and the many things that are in our environment that can impact on overall health. They also discuss who might be more susceptible and steps to take to help reduce overall exposure.Alexx Stuart is an educator and change agent who founded Low Tox Life in 2010 after seeing the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. She's built a movement that's non-judgmental, positive and says low tox peeps are a force to be reckoned with! A columnist for Wellbeing magazine, she is also a sought-after speaker and consultant to businesses committing to change for good.https://www.lowtoxlife.com/https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/https://www.amazon.com/Low-Tox-Life-handbook-healthy/dp/1760634395/ref=asc_df_1760634395/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=693033695448&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11104054897524309584&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010328&hvtargid=pla-522111621569&psc=1&mcid=e5211b3d85a43095b1ef993a0f4920d0&gad_source=1 Curranz Supplement: Use code MIKKIPEDIA to get 20% off your first order - go to www.curranz.co.nz  or www.curranz.co.uk to order yours Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwilliden
Lara Briden - discusses her new book, The Metabolism Reset
Jun 4 2024
Lara Briden - discusses her new book, The Metabolism Reset
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comCurranz Supplement: Use code MIKKIPEDIA to get 20% off your first order - go to www.curranz.co.nz  or www.curranz.co.uk to order yours This week on the podcast Mikki chats to women’s health expert, naturopath Dr Lara Briden about her new book The Metabolism Reset (also called Metabolism Repair for Womenl). This book explores various aspects of metabolic dysfunction, including IR, fatty liver and blood sugar problems and why it’s so important for general health. Mikki and Lara talk about this in relation to Lara’s book but also their own clinical practice, so it’s a good ‘fly on the wall’ discussionLara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual — practical guides to treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and bioidentical hormones. With a strong science background, Lara sits on several advisory boards and is the lead author of a 2020 paper published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. She has more than 20 years’ experience in women’s health and currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems.Reach Lara at www.larabriden.com, IG: https://www.instagram.com/larabriden/Lara's books  https://larabriden.com/lara-briden-books/Lara’s previous appearance on Mikkipedia https://podcast.mikkiwilliden.com/33  and https://podcast.mikkiwilliden.com/248  Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwilliden
Unlocking Metabolic Mysteries: Prof. Vicki Vieira-Potter on Adipose Tissue, Menopause, and Exercise Mimics
May 21 2024
Unlocking Metabolic Mysteries: Prof. Vicki Vieira-Potter on Adipose Tissue, Menopause, and Exercise Mimics
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Prof Vicki Vieira-Potter about sex differences in adipose tissue. They explore some of the surprising challenges and breakthroughs in research on adipose tissue and oestrogen, particularly post-menopause. They delve into the role of exercise in mitigating the metabolic risks associated with menopause and how certain compounds like ERb ligands and beta 3 adrenergic receptor agonists might mimic the effects of exercise at a molecular level. Finally, they discuss the impact of dietary choices, like a soy phytoestrogen-rich diet and almonds, on obesity, and how sleep restriction can influence our metabolism and glucose response.Can be found here https://insidescientific.com/profile/victoria-vieira-potter/Paper can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/victoria.vieira-potter.1/bibliography/public/Dr. Vicki Vieira-Potter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU). Her laboratory studies how estrogen loss affects energy metabolism and focuses on brain and adipose tissue-specific mechanisms. She and her team have demonstrated that aerobic fitness and exercise are protective against metabolic complications associated menopause; they use a variety of animal models and biomolecular techniques to address these research questions. She directs the Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Core at MU. Dr. Vieira-Potter holds an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College (Norton, MA), and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, respectively. She completed postdoctoral training at the at Tufts (HNRCA) where she focused on obesity and metabolism. She has 70+ peer-reviewed publications in the area of adipose tissue/cardiometabolic disease. Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwillidenCurranz supplement: MIKKI saves you 25% at www.curranz.co.nz or www.curranz.co.uk off your first order
Jen Unwin discusses food addiction
May 14 2024
Jen Unwin discusses food addiction
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Jen Unwin, clinical psychologist and self stated food addict about food addiction. They discuss what food addiction is, why there is much controversy over the term ‘addiction’, how to know if YOU are addicted to food and what steps to take to help overcome. Jen has over 35y of experience in her field and is taking the helm with her colleagues in this space to get a consensus on food addiction. Dr Jen Unwin (BSc, MSc, DPsy, FBPsS) is a consultant clinical health psychologist and has been working in the NHS for over 30 years helping people with chronic illness to live well with their conditions.She has researched into the importance of hope in health and wellbeing and recently collaborated with her husband Dr David Unwin to support patients in primary care to manage their diabetes with making lasting changes to their sugar consumption to improve their condition and reduce medication.Jen has been actively involved with the British Psychological Society, of which she is a fellow and also the UK Association for Solution Focused Practice, of which she is a past chair. She is also the author of Fork in the Road, https://forkintheroad.co.uk/ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-food-addiction-consensus-conference-ifacc-2024-registration-732854436347?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurlhttps://twitter.com/drjenunwin Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwillidenCurranz supplement: MIKKI saves you 25% at www.curranz.co.nz or www.curranz.co.uk off your first order
Managing migraines and chronic pain with Dr Asare Christian
May 7 2024
Managing migraines and chronic pain with Dr Asare Christian
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Asare Christian about chronic pain, chronic pain management and migraines. As a doctor of Physiatry (which IS a medical doctor!), they discuss what chronic pain actually is, the connection between the mind and the body, the important questions that Dr Asare asks his patients to understand their pain better and more specifically they delve into migraine pain. Triggers, treatments and supplements are discussed.Dr Asare Christian is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. He specializes in pain and musculoskeletal medicine. With a previous role as outpatient medical director of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Lehigh Valley, PA, and an academic appointment at the University of Pennsylvania Department of PM&R, Dr. Christian has the expertise to provide the best possible care. He earned his board certification through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is the owner and medical director of Aether Medicine in the Wayne, Mainline Philadelphia, PA area.Aether Medicine https://aethermedicine.com/ Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwillidenCurranz supplement: MIKKI saves you 25% at www.curranz.co.nz or www.curranz.co.uk off your first order
Level Up - with multisport world champion Simone Maier
Apr 30 2024
Level Up - with multisport world champion Simone Maier
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Simone “Speedy” Maier. The five-time Coast to Coast champion (winning it in her fastest time ever this year) talks about what makes her tick, what helps her train, her diet, the lessons she’s learned through the adversities she has overcome and her plans for the future, including her own goals, her coaching and A Level Up, her company set up with a fellow multisport friend, Emily WilsonSimone https://www.simonemaier.co.nz/Coaching email: simonemaiercoaching@gmail.comA Level Up https://www.alevelup.co.nz/ Simone Maier is one of the world’s top adventure and multisport racers and your current Adventure and Multisport World Champion and she also has a GODZone Adventure Race win to her name in 2019 and many more….her list of achievements are endless ;-).She is based in Wanaka, New Zealand where she has over the years accumulated a vast skill set and condensed them down into outdoor courses and coaching.Simone offers coaching from any level up in all multisport disciplines and also caters for the elite performers, she is able to tailor a program or a course to your needs.Simone has a unique approach to the way she teaches which has become legendary around these parts because she brings her quirky and lighthearted personality to keep the vibe high and keep you inspired to push on whilst imparting valuable knowledge Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwillidenCurranz supplement: MIKKI saves you 25% at www.curranz.co.nz or www.curranz.co.uk off your first order
AI and Appetite: Ken Ford on Ketogenic Diets, Healthspan, and the Limits of Nutrition Science
Apr 23 2024
AI and Appetite: Ken Ford on Ketogenic Diets, Healthspan, and the Limits of Nutrition Science
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Professor Ken Ford, co-founder and director of the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition. They discuss AI, ketogenic diets, why you can’t trust nutrition science and much more.Kenneth Ford is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) — a not-for-profit research institute located in Pensacola, Florida. IHMC has grown into one of the nation’s premier research organizations with world-class scientists and engineers investigating a broad range of topics related to building technological systems aimed at amplifying and extending human cognition, perception, locomotion and resilience.Ken is the author of hundreds of scientific papers and six books. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE Computer Society, and the National Association of Scholars.In February of 2012, Dr. Ford was named to the Defense Science Board (DSB) and in 2013, he became a member of the Advanced Technology Board (ATB) which supports the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In 2018, Dr. Ford was appointed to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.In 2020, Florida Trend Magazine named Ford one of its Living Legends, a list of all-time influential Florida leaders in business, medicine, academia, entertainment, politics, and sport.He also hosts a popular podcast about science called Stem-talk: https://www.ihmc.us/stemtalk/ Ken Ford: https://www.ihmc.us/groups/kford/ Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwillidenCurranz supplement: MIKKI saves you 25% at www.curranz.co.nz or www.curranz.co.uk off your first order
Powering Through Protein: Dr. Jose Antonio's Insights on Endurance Training
Apr 16 2024
Powering Through Protein: Dr. Jose Antonio's Insights on Endurance Training
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Jose Antonio about protein, caffeine, myths in sport science and nutrition, and his hot take on protein for endurance athletes.Jose Antonio earned his PhD and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He’s the CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition as well as the co-founder of the Society for Sports Neuroscience. He is a Professor in Exercise and Sport Science at Nova Southeastern University in Davie Florida. His research agenda includes work on high-protein diets, sports neuroscience, and sports supplements. He is also an author of 15 books and over 180 peer-reviewed publications.Jose https://healthsciences.nova.edu/faculty/human-performance/antonio-jose.htmlPaper https://healthsciences.nova.edu/faculty/human-performance/antonio-jose.htmlResearch gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose-Antonio-22/2 ISSN link: https://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/Sport Science Dudes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sports-science-dudes/id1670156526  Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwillidenCurranz supplement: MIKKI saves you 25% at www.curranz.co.nz or www.curranz.co.uk off your first order
HRT and Hormone health with Lara Briden and Nicky Keay
Apr 9 2024
HRT and Hormone health with Lara Briden and Nicky Keay
Save 20% on all Nuzest Products WORLDWIDE with the code MIKKIPEDIA at www.nuzest.co.nz, www.nuzest.com.au or www.nuzest.comThis week on the podcast Mikki facilitates a discussion between Dr Nicky Keay and Dr Lara Briden about hormones, HRT and women’s health, after crowd sourcing questions from social media. It’s an in-depth and engaging discussion of current issues, beliefs around HRT and their recommendations.Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual — practical guides to treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and bioidentical hormones. With a strong science background, Lara sits on several advisory boards and is the lead author of a 2020 paper published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. She has more than 20 years’ experience in women’s health and currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems.Reach Lara at www.larabriden.com, IG: https://www.instagram.com/larabriden/Lara's books The Period Repair Manual and the Hormone Repair Manual https://larabriden.com/lara-briden-books/Nicky Keay is a medical doctor with expertise in the field of exercise endocrinology. Graduating from Cambridge University, she is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Medicine, University College London. Nicky’s clinical and research endocrine work is particularly with exercisers, dancers and athletes, with a focus on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and with women experiencing perimenopause and menopause.Nicky's website: https://nickykeayfitness.com/about/Nicky's book: Hormones, Health and Human Potential can be found at https://nickykeayfitness.com/new-book/Nicky's previous Mikkipedia episode on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) https://share.transistor.fm/s/33bba7b1 and hormone health https://podcast.mikkiwilliden.com/111 Lara’s previous appearance on Mikkipedia https://podcast.mikkiwilliden.com/33 Contact Mikki:https://mikkiwilliden.com/https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutritionhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkiwilliden/https://linktr.ee/mikkiwillidenCurranz supplement: MIKKI saves you 25% at www.curranz.co.nz or www.curranz.co.uk off your first order