Health Hacktivators with Dr Alka Patel

Dr Alka Patel

Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealth-span. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, stronger. read less
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Episodes

E56 | Best of Longevity and Biohacking
Dec 20 2023
E56 | Best of Longevity and Biohacking
This season I have had the most amazing and insightful guest on this show. They've shared such valuable insights and information that I know will improve your health and better your lifespan. For the final episode of Health Hacktivators for this year I've put together the best bits from this season discussing biohacking practices, supplementation, personalised healthcare, sleep importance, and cardiovascular assessment tools.   Ed Van Harmelen from EP 39 at 04:23 discussing biohacking practices being normal lifestyle habits in other parts of the world. https://youtu.be/RuYsz3mTd98   Dr Jay Shah from EP 37 at 11:07 talking about personalised healthcare and treating each person individually. https://youtu.be/idkkTtR00KA   Adrian Hayes from EP 29 at 17:52 on the importance of sleep and how disrupted sleep can impact health. https://youtu.be/878R0dMsttQ   Derrick Evans from EP 3 at 21:49 regarding how factors like sleep surface significantly impact health. https://youtu.be/aG_yHkcxS9A Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/     Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E55 | Reframe Your View On Ageing with Carl Honoré
Dec 13 2023
E55 | Reframe Your View On Ageing with Carl Honoré
Are you ready to rethink how you view ageing? During this fascinating conversation with Carl Honore, Dr. Alka Patel uncovers the profound impact that language and societal expectations have on how we experience getting older.   Learn how to overcome ageism by embracing every age and designing a life full of variety and meaning. Carl shares his insights on cultivating vitality through creativity, relationships and slowing down to reflect. He also reveals details of his upcoming retreat in Tuscany, the perfect opportunity to contemplate your next chapter. Discover how optimising your approach to life's later stages can lead to a richer, more joyful experience.   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E54 | How To Create A More Productive Organisation
Dec 6 2023
E54 | How To Create A More Productive Organisation
Are you ready to optimise your organisation's health and well-being - and boost productivity?   Dr. Alka Patel reveals how implementing lifestyle strategies and biohacking practices can help you create a strategic self-care approach tailored for your unique workforce. Discover how integrating interventions for sleep, movement, nutrition and mindfulness seamlessly into the workday can result in a collaborative, high-performing team. Tune in to learn Dr. Patel's insights on bringing compassion, connection and customization to your wellness strategy for a healthier, happier and more productive organisation.   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E53 | Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Relationships and Business with Steven Rawlingson
Nov 29 2023
E53 | Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Relationships and Business with Steven Rawlingson
In this episode of Health Hacktivators Dr. Alka Patel speaks to Steven Rawlingson, CEO of Samuel Knight International.   They discuss how Steven made a drastic lifestyle change after being warned by his doctor that his unhealthy habits would lead to serious health issues if not addressed. Steven shares how he lost over 5 stone by changing his diet, exercising regularly, and removing toxic influences from his life. This transformation positively impacted not only his health but also his business and relationships.   In this episode you’ll hear about: Steven's lifestyle before making changesThe doctor's warning that prompted his changeThe steps he took to improve his healthAdvice for others looking to make lifestyle changes   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E52 | How To Use Your Adrenaline
Nov 22 2023
E52 | How To Use Your Adrenaline
Today I discuss how to use your adrenaline. I go over how adrenaline is created, the experiences which trigger an adrenaline rush, and whether adrenaline is good for you.   I also go over the physical and mental effects adrenaline can have on your body, and how these traits evolved in humans.   It is worth noting that overuse of adrenaline can lead to serious health risks, but in moderation there are many benefits you can experience.     Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E51 | World Record Powerboat Champion Shelley Jory-Leigh on Breaking Moulds, Records, and Negative Cycles
Nov 15 2023
E51 | World Record Powerboat Champion Shelley Jory-Leigh on Breaking Moulds, Records, and Negative Cycles
Shelley Jory-Leigh is a world record powerboat champion and sports presenter and national speed record breaker. Shelley discusses how she got into powerboat racing almost 30 years ago and worked her way up from smaller boats to compete internationally.   Shelley also works as a presenter for Sky Sports, CBS America and hosts her own radio show on BBC radio. Despite facing challenges as a woman in a male-dominated sport, she became the first female to win several major races. Shelley also shares about a serious accident she had in 2010 and how it impacted her mentally and physically, though she continued racing for several more years. We focus on the adrenaline and thrill that Shelley gets from powerboat racing and how she has struggled to replace that rush since retiring from competition.   In this episode you’ll hear about: How Shelley got into powerboatingWhat drove Shelley to constantly push herself to winHow Shelley balanced her racing career with running a businessWhat Shelley does now to care for her mental and physical healthThe advice Shelley has for women suppressing their passions   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E50 | The Five Hidden Obstacles of Weight Loss
Nov 8 2023
E50 | The Five Hidden Obstacles of Weight Loss
Why is it so hard to lose weight? In my practice I’ve found that there are five common hidden obstacles to weight loss.   I explain how inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, and psychological factors can all negatively impact your weight loss efforts.   You need to take a holistic, personalised approach to address the complex interplay between metabolic, nutritional, and lifestyle factors in order to overcome weight loss resistance and achieve sustainable results.   In this episode you’ll hear about: How chronic inflammation can disrupt metabolic processes and hormone regulation related to appetiteWhat is stopping your body from efficiently converting nutrients into energyWhy food sensitivities may impact weight loss efforts Psychological factors like emotional eating and stress may influence behaviours and food choices in a way that impacts weight loss   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E49 | Struggling With Weight and Playing The Fat Girl with Mikyla Dodd
Nov 1 2023
E49 | Struggling With Weight and Playing The Fat Girl with Mikyla Dodd
Today I speak to Mikyla Dodd about her weight loss journey and struggles with weight over the years.   Mikyla discusses her experience losing a significant amount of weight in her early 20s and how she was treated differently by others. Mikyla also talks about the challenges of maintaining a healthy weight while being a mother of two, and trying to educate her children about making good choices around food and nutrition.   In this episode you'll hear about: Mikyla's weight loss journey from over 25 stone to around 16 stoneThe emotional reasons behind her struggles with weightHer current weight and health goalsThe challenges of balancing family life and her own self-careHer hopes for future acting roles   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E48 | The Language Of Food and How It Affects Your Eating Habits
Oct 24 2023
E48 | The Language Of Food and How It Affects Your Eating Habits
Discover the secret language holding you back from true health and happiness. Today I dive into how the subtle words we use to describe eating can be silently sabotaging our health, happiness and relationships.   I discuss the hidden ways "diet culture" has seeped into our daily conversations and how a few simple swaps to your food vocabulary could transform your enjoyment, satisfaction and connection with meals forever. You'll walk away armed with the language hacks to finally feel in control around everything you nourish your body with.   It's time to reclaim your right to truly savour every bite without guilt or judgement. Listen now to learn the secrets holding you back and how to start enjoying food as it was meant to be - as fuel, function and fun. Your health, happiness and relationships depend on it!   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E47 | Industry Pressure and Eating Disorders: Kelly Mathieson on Acting, Eating and Wellbeing
Oct 17 2023
E47 | Industry Pressure and Eating Disorders: Kelly Mathieson on Acting, Eating and Wellbeing
Today I speak to Kelly Mathieson, a talented actress and singer best known for her role as Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera.   We discussed how Kelly's career in the performing arts impacted her relationship with food and body image.   Kelly shares her personal struggles with disordered eating and the pressures she faced in her industry to look a certain way. She also talks about seeking help and being in a better place now, while acknowledging it's an ongoing journey.   I also provide some context and advice for anyone struggling with similar issues.   In this episode you’ll hear about: How Kelly's career in the performing arts impacted her relationship with foodThe pressures Kelly faced in her industryWho Kelly sought help from during her most difficult periodsHow Kelly now approaches exercise and the benefits of this new approach   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E46 | How Do Blue Spaces Affect Us?
Oct 11 2023
E46 | How Do Blue Spaces Affect Us?
In this episode of Health Hacktivators, Dr. Alka Patel speaks about the benefits of being near or around blue spaces like oceans, lakes, and water features and how proximity to water can positively influence our emotional state and well-being.   She discusses research that shows people who live near coastal areas are happier and those who live in homes with even just views of water report lower levels of stress. Dr. Patel explains the scientific theories behind our innate connection to water and how blue spaces can stimulate problem solving, creativity, and reduce stress through soft fascination.   In this episode you’ll hear about: How does being near water influence our emotional stateWhat "soft fascination" is how can it reduce stressThe benefits of “blue spaces” on your mental health   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E45 | The First Disabled Person to Sail Around Great Britain Single-Handedly with Geoff Holt MBE
Oct 3 2023
E45 | The First Disabled Person to Sail Around Great Britain Single-Handedly with Geoff Holt MBE
After becoming quadriplegic at 18 in a swimming accident, Geoff went on to become the first disabled person to sail around Great Britain single-handedly. Still looking to push the limits of his potential, he then went on to sail unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean.   Inspired by his love of sailing, Geoff has also founded Wet Wheels, a charity that provides life-changing sailing experiences for disabled people.   Geoff and I discuss the importance of vision, goal-setting, and mental strength in overcoming obstacles.   In this episode you’ll hear about: The accident changed Geoff's life at age 18The world record Geoff set for disabled sailingWhy he was awarded an MBEThe charity Geoff started to help disabled people sail   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount! For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/ To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/ Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E44 | Why is Water so Important to us?
Sep 26 2023
E44 | Why is Water so Important to us?
We all know we need water, but not many of us know why we need water. In this episode Dr. Alka Patel breaks down the importance of water and gives 10 interesting water facts.   She discusses how water impacts the brain, gut, joints, muscles, blood pressure, skin, kidneys and more. Dr. Patel also talks about different types of water including alkaline water and its potential benefits.   Additionally, she covers water contaminants and water quality testing. Dr. Patel outlines daily water intake guidelines and signs your body will give you that it is in need of hydration.   In this episode you’ll hear about: The importance of staying hydratedHow water aids your digestionThe potential benefits of alkaline water   To sign up for my Hacktivation Bio-Hacking Retreat, head to: https://dralkapatel.com/retreat/ Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount! For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/ To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/ Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E43 | Swapping the Corporate Climb for Personal Wellness with Wellnesstory Founders Natasa Kazmer and Jim Callaghan
Sep 19 2023
E43 | Swapping the Corporate Climb for Personal Wellness with Wellnesstory Founders Natasa Kazmer and Jim Callaghan
Are you ready to take your health to new heights? In this episode of Health Activators, Dr. Alka Patel interviews two former airline executives who have discovered the secrets to high-flying health.   Natasa Kazmer and Jim Callaghan share their stories of burning out while climbing the corporate ladder and how they found a new path focused on wellness. Together they have written “Ready For Takeoff: A practical health guide for airline executives and their teams to get back on top of their game” which teaches you their tips for prioritising health even in a fast-paced career. They have made a simple framework for optimising your mindset, nutrition, movement and sleep so you can perform at your best without burning the candle at both ends.   To find out more about Wellnesstory, head to: https://wellnesstory.world/ To get a copy of Natasa and Jim’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ready-Takeoff-practical-airline-executives-ebook/dp/B0C5Y6PRT1 To sign up for my Hacktivation Bio-Hacking Retreat, head to: https://dralkapatel.com/retreat/ Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount! For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/ To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/ Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E42 | What Motivates You?
Sep 12 2023
E42 | What Motivates You?
Have you ever wondered about the small things that truly motivate you in life and how understanding your unique drivers can help you make the most of each day?   Today I recount my harrowing experience of being awoken by a powerful earthquake during a recent trip to Morocco. In those frightening moments where I felt my life was at risk, I had profound reflections on the fragility of life and my unfinished goals. This illustrated to me how identifying our motivations can encourage us to live with greater intention and purpose.   To sign up for my Hacktivation Bio-Hacking Retreat, head to: https://dralkapatel.com/retreat/ Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount! For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/ To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/ Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E41 | Are You Chasing the Wrong Goals? Discover the Hidden Motivators Driving Your Life with Terri Trespicio
Sep 5 2023
E41 | Are You Chasing the Wrong Goals? Discover the Hidden Motivators Driving Your Life with Terri Trespicio
Terri Trespicio blew the lid off society's definitions of passion and success, leaving you questioning what's really fueling your daily decisions. In this powerful episode, Terri and I pull back the curtain on human drivers - the unconscious motivations shaping your choices.   You'll learn the 3 "doing" drivers secretly pushing you to chase achievements over inner peace, why listening to society's definition of success leaves you unfulfilled, and how to uncover your unique "being" drivers for a life of authentic purpose through a simple process that will finally align your daily actions with your true motivators.   Stop drifting through life on autopilot and gain the clarity to live fully engaged on your own terms. Terri Trespicio hands you the keys to understanding yourself at a deeper level than ever before, lighting the fire to design a life powered by your true inner drivers instead of someone else's goals.   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E40 | What is Bio-hacking?
Aug 29 2023
E40 | What is Bio-hacking?
Curious about bio-hacking and how it can transform your well-being? I break bio-hacking down into four key components that can truly enhance your health.   I explore the power of testing—think genetics and hormones, the foundations of our body. I introduce you to wearables that track everything from sleep patterns to daily activities.   I also reveal training techniques like HIIT and breathwork, which go beyond physical fitness to boost overall well-being. And for addressing specific health concerns, I offer strategies like fasting and cold exposure.   High Activation Bio-hacking Retreat in the UK, led by medical experts. Ready to elevate your health? Check out https://dralkapatel.com/retreat/ for all the details. This episode is a treasure trove of insights, providing actionable ways to embark on your bio-hacking journey.   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Youth & Earth exclusive offers: https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=20509&awinaffid=229509&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fyouthandearth.com%2F   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E39 | Supplementing Longevity with Ed Van Harmelen
Aug 22 2023
E39 | Supplementing Longevity with Ed Van Harmelen
Ed van Harmelen is the founder of Youth and Earth, a leading supplement company focused on longevity.   He developed an interest in health and ageing after living in different parts of the world and seeing varying approaches. Ed discovered research on the blue zones and hallmarks of ageing, which sparked his passion for learning about extending healthspan.   Through his own experimentation with supplements like NMN, Ed found benefits to his energy levels and health. This led him to establish Youth and Earth after realising existing products did not meet his needs. Youth and Earth has expanded to offer supplements targeting longevity, as well as other health goals. Ed emphasised the importance of lifestyle habits like exercise, stress management, and social connection in addition to supplements. He also stressed personalising strategies based on testing and goals.   Ed's journey demonstrates how personal experiences can motivate learning and building a business to help others optimise their health.   ---   Dr. Alka Patel is a UK based lifestyle medicine physician, longevity expert and biohacker. Through her private practice, programs and podcast Health Hacktivators, she helps people unlock their personal health hacking code to optimise their healthspan and lifespan through strategic self care.  It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.   ---   Use code ALKAPATEL at https://youthandearth.com/ for an exclusive discount!   For more information about Hacktivation - UK’s first Doctor-led Bio-Hacking retreat, head to: https://dralkapatel.com/retreat/   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out what area in your lifestyle to focus on to optimise your healthspan and lifespan https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Get in touch with Alka: lifestylefirst@dralkapatel.com
E38 | HEALTH HACK: Are You at Risk of Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure?
Aug 15 2023
E38 | HEALTH HACK: Are You at Risk of Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is a serious health condition that affects millions and in this episode, Dr. Alka Patel shares how you can take control of your numbers naturally.   She stresses the importance of comprehensive testing to uncover the root causes driving your hypertension. This includes metabolic panels to check nutrients like magnesium and vitamin D, as well as testing for heavy metals, insulin resistance, gut and hormone imbalances.   Dr. Patel speaks on how a change in diet and supplementation in conjunction with losing weight is shown to lower BP.   The right data, devices and lifestyle decisions empower you to optimise - and potentially reverse - your high blood pressure.   Dr. Alka Patel is a UK based longevity doctor, health activist and biohacker. Through her private practice, programs and podcast Health Hacktivators, she helps people discover their personal health hacking code to optimise their healthspan and lifespan through strategic self care and lifestyle medicine.   For more information about the Hacktivation Bio-Hacking retreat, head to: https://dralkapatel.com/retreat/   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Youth & Earth exclusive offers: https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=20509&awinaffid=229509&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fyouthandearth.com%2F   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.
E37 | Cardiovascular Expert Dr. Jay Shah on Prioritising Preventative Medicine
Aug 8 2023
E37 | Cardiovascular Expert Dr. Jay Shah on Prioritising Preventative Medicine
How often do you check your blood pressure? Hypertension affects 1.4 billion of us globally, and this number is only increasing. It is the world’s most common chronic condition and the most common modifiable cause of death.Today’s guest explains what high-blood pressure is and how you can prevent its development.   Dr. Jay Shah is a renowned cardiac specialist in the US. Dr. Shah's expertise shines as he shares his journey of building a complete cardiovascular service with Aktiia, a groundbreaking startup transforming hypertension management.   Dr. Shah urges you to prioritise preventive medicine, explaining that 75% of healthcare spending in the US is on reactive events caused by chronic diseases. You'll discover Aktiia, an innovative device with phone software for continuous blood pressure monitoring, essential for understanding hypertension's impact on the 1.4 billion affected worldwide. Dr. Shah empowers you to take control of your health through self-experimentation and lifestyle interventions, encouraging a personalised approach to well-being.   In this episode you’ll hear about: How did Dr. Jay Shah build a comprehensive cardiovascular service from scratch at the MAYO ClinicWhy does Dr. Shah advocate for prioritising preventive medicine, and how does it impact healthcare spendingHow can self-experimentation and lifestyle interventions empower individuals to take control of their healthThe significance of calcium scoring in predicting cardiovascular disease   For more information about this episode head to https://dralkapatel.com/podcast-health-hacktivators/   To read the blogs that accompany the show and for even more focused health hacks, head to https://dralkapatel.com/blog/   Do you know your LQ? Find out how high your lifestyle ranks. Take the LQ test to find out your score here: https://dralkapatel.com/lq-test/   Youth & Earth exclusive offers: https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=20509&awinaffid=229509&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fyouthandearth.com%2F   Discover A Hidden Health-Hacking Code That Unlocks Your Phenomenal Potential for an Outstanding Healthspan, Lifespan and Wealthspan. Find out what most other Doctors don’t tell you, with cutting-edge health-hacktivating advice from Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, GP and Longevity Expert Dr Alka Patel. Featuring candid conversations with celebrities, influencers and industry icons, hear the real-life stories of what it takes to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in today’s world. It’s time to join the Strategic Self-Care Revolution and experience the profound effect this will have on your personal and professional success. Take back control and get ready to live longer, younger, and stronger.