January 5, 2022
Covid has affected many acute and chronic services, both across the nation and globally, leading to long waiting times for both hospital appointments and surgeries and a severe backlog of cases. Interestingly, some patients self-manage their pain and symptoms resolve, especially for back pain.
Ways of working have changed during the pandemic with increasing virtual hybrid working set ups. We discuss the importance of face to face consults especially with surgeons and how this builds doctor-patient relationships.
Virtual work is a necessity but often not ideal for gaining trust of those that suffer. Join me in conversation with Mr Bell, a leading spinal surgeon to find out more about the challenges faced by surgeons in the face of Covid.
“As a surgeon you have to develop a close and trusting relationship with your patients.” Mr David Bell
December 31, 2021
With the end of the year upon us let’s look forward to 2022. I discuss the art of coping with the pandemic as a medic, mother and a professional with a GP colleague Dr Tharshini Ramalingam and we reflect on what makes us whole and how to achieve wellness despite the pandemic.
Here are our top tips for wellness:
- Social contact is the backbone of our existence.
- Try and find the thing that motivates you in life.
- Healthcare is self care.
- The holy grail of wellness is mind, body and spiritual health.
- All any of us are guaranteed is today, so make each day, your best day.
I'd like to thank all our guests for joining our podcast this year and sharing their experiences with our listeners whilst always inspiring us to live a longer, healthier life.
December 28, 2021
I speak to Dr Alexander Lyon, consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital about the effects of COVID on the NHS, the effects of long COVID on adults who have suffered with ongoing chest pains and heart palpitations as well as some great tips on how to keep your heart healthy.
"I’m a great believer in vaccination. It’s one of the great successes of the NHS." Dr Alexander Lyon
December 24, 2021
Is chest pain a side effect of the vaccine? In this short episode, I discuss post vaccine care with consultant cardiologist Dr Alexander Lyon, Royal Brompton Hospital, as well as the importance of the vaccine and booster.
December 21, 2021
As we come to the end of 2021, now more than ever, we need to better understand how we can achieve longevity. Throughout the year and in two seasons of my podcast, I’ve spoken to some fascinating people from different walks of life in my quest to discover the secret of longevity and help people live a longer, healthier life. This year has also taught us the importance of remembrance as we reflect back on those we've lost like my good friends Sarah Stenning and Chris Wilkinson, who I interviewed during the year.
In both seasons one and two of my podcast, I’ve highlighted various sectors of life which bring us longevity, including nature and the environment, colour and fragrance, the importance of eating healthily as food is our destiny, the focus on our thoughts and actions to bring wellness into our lives, as well as the necessity of purpose and vision.
Through these episodes, I hope you are also feeling inspired to achieve wellness in life and find your own road to a longer, healthier life.
December 2, 2021
Toby Tanser runs with destiny. An appropriate book title for a true changemaker.
As a professional athlete, fundraiser, philanthropist, author and extraordinary visionary, Toby’s art of living is to see what children less fortunate than most need to live longer healthier lives and with selfless devotion take action to meet their needs.
Access to healthcare is key to preventing poverty and giving children the best chance in life.
Toby has run with legends like Sir Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe MBE and worked with musicians like singer songwriter Alicia Keys to set up schools and hospitals for children in need in Africa .
“9 out of 10 children with cancer in Africa will die. I want to do something about that” Toby Tanser
November 29, 2021
Integrated health, social and leisure care for children with disabilities gives them the opportunity to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
The Sparkle Charity in Wales is leading the way with their flagship Serennu Children’s Centre, led by a dynamic Irish born paediatrician, Dr Sabine Maguire MBE. Sabine’s art of living is selfless devotion to the public service for children with special needs, bringing hope and sparkle to the lives of many children and their families.
“Our aim with Sparkle is to have special children shine as brightly as they can.” Dr. Sabine Maguire MBE
November 18, 2021
Join me in conversation with Emma Rose, a Bath based artist, whose colourful imagery is dramatic, uplifting and warms the heart. She paints in response to her environment and has used art as a healing tool to leave behind physical and emotional trauma.
"The Bridgerton painting was inspired by the impactful Netflix series, set in Bath, which touched the nation's spirit during lockdown, helping light and colour shine through the darkness." Emma Rose
November 9, 2021
Join me in discussing the art of living in areas of the world with gross inequalities in terms of health care and access to resources. How can people there live longer, healthier lives in the face of such inequality compared to the western world?
How can the average life expectancy of the male in central Africa be 23 years less than his counterpart in the western world? What sustainable measures can be used to reduce risk to life whilst maximising longevity and nurturing sustainability for the people and our planet?
Listen to a fascinating account by Mr Peter Lunn, a retired NHS hand surgeon and innovator who grew up in Africa and is now supporting a hospital in Uganda. He is part of a charity which has started building a hydroelectric plant to generate power so the people he serves can live longer healthier lives.
October 26, 2021
I discuss The Art of Living with Dr Boon Lim, eminent cardiologist, author and lifestyle guru.
Boon is now living his dream life. He has had a transformative experience, from growing up in Kuala Lumpur with humble beginnings, to becoming a Cambridge scholar as well as one of the key opinion leaders for fainting (syncope) in the international medical community.
In addition, Boon is a pioneer and advocate for lifestyle change as a means to keeping your heart healthy, as reflected in his first book ‘Keeping Your Heart Healthy’ by Penguin Life Experts.
Taking deep breaths, putting your phone down and meditating are some of Dr Lim’s top tips for living a longer, healthier life.
“If I had a magic wand to change the world, I would remove ourselves from the shackles of traditional ways of thinking.” - Dr. Boon Lim