Live Longer: The Podcast
Episode 18: Graham Knuttel; Sculptor & Painter

Episode 18: Graham Knuttel; Sculptor & Painter

June 24, 2021

Join me in conversation with esteemed Irish artist Graham Knuttel for an entertaining discussion on how art impacts our health. Graham’s sense of humour is infectious! He has overcome many health challenges himself and he sets a stage with his art for us to participate.

Pre-transplant: “Going into hospital terrified me let alone the thought of having my insides cut up.” Graham Knuttel
Post-transplant: “Thank God for doctors.” Graham Knuttel

Episode 17: Penny Horne; Landscape artist and Art Therapy

Episode 17: Penny Horne; Landscape artist and Art Therapy

June 12, 2021

Join me in conversation with Penny Horne to discuss the garden of her dreams; a beautiful and artistically constructed safe haven to heal after life throws a curve ball. From relationship problems to family crises, a visit to her oasis in Somerset is a truly restorative experience cherished by many and showcased recently in Landscape magazine. Her garden is a lesson in transforming suffering into beauty and the perfect place to visit for anyone struggling to find themselves or simply wishing to optimise their mental well-being.

I didn’t have a breakdown, I had a breakthrough because of art.

Penny Horne.

Episode 16: Prof Fergus Shanahan; Researcher & Author

Episode 16: Prof Fergus Shanahan; Researcher & Author

June 1, 2021

Join me in conversation with Prof Fergus Shanahan, a leading Irish researcher in gut health and the microbiome, curious and passionate to find answers to questions that really matter to patients and author of 'The Language of Illness', a book recently published, that all clinicians and anybody affected by an illness should read!  

A healthy microbiome is the key to living a longer healthier life’ Prof Fergus Shanahan

Episode 15: Sundar Kanta Walker; Art Therapist & Poet

Episode 15: Sundar Kanta Walker; Art Therapist & Poet

May 27, 2021

Join me in conversation with art therapist, poet and artist Sundar Kanta Walker. Imagine a world with personalised medicine and nutrition, where people heal themselves through science and good food. In this podcast I learn how creative writing gives us food for thought and change by bringing together innovation, health and art to make our world a better place. 

Meditation can put us in touch with our inner selves and enable us to live better” Sundar Kanta Walker

Episode 14: Suraj Thakrar; Healthy Eating Entrepreneur

Episode 14: Suraj Thakrar; Healthy Eating Entrepreneur

May 20, 2021

Join me in conversation with fellow entrepreneur & classmate Suraj Thakrar, who runs a sustainable food distribution business called Turnells.
His mission is to bring healthy food to all at affordable prices. In our stimulating discussion we touch on purpose, family values, sustainability and how to make changes to your life.

"I would like people to think of the impact of what they are eating" Suraj Thakrar

Episode 13: Prof Tim Spector OBE; Academic & Author

Episode 13: Prof Tim Spector OBE; Academic & Author

May 10, 2021
Join me in conversation with my friend, colleague and mentor, Professor Tim Spector, who is a world renowned Rheumatologist, academic and author.
 
Tim has extensively studied twins, the microbiome and food science and published academic papers and books in these areas. He has co-founded JoinZoe, a digital app that will enable us to personalise food selections to beat disease and live longer, healthier lives.
 
Tim was recognised for his public service during the pandemic in the Queen's Honours List. He has published a number of books including The Diet Myth and more recently Spoon-Fed that will dispel the myths around food science and fundamentally change our philosophy towards food, health and longevity.
 
"You can change your destiny with your food choices" Tim Spector
Episode 12: Penny Ericson; Cancer Cookbook Author

Episode 12: Penny Ericson; Cancer Cookbook Author

May 4, 2021

Join me in conversation with food writer & author of 'Chemo Cookery Club' Penny Ericson. Penny writes from the heart and embraces art and science with her recipes, focusing on creating healthy and tasty meals, especially for those suffering with cancer.

"Food is the key to healthy longevity." Penny Ericson

Episode 11: Prof Adrian Furnham; Psychologist, Author & Broadcaster

Episode 11: Prof Adrian Furnham; Psychologist, Author & Broadcaster

April 26, 2021
Does being a writer reduce longevity? Is writing an occupational hazard in the modern day that can lead to mental illness itself or indeed premature death? Join me as I learn about the psychology of longevity of artists including authors from a world famous Psychologist, Academic, Author and Broadcaster, Professor Adrian Furnham.
 
"It's difficult not to be controversial when asked your opinion on certain issues" Adrian Furnham
Episode 10: Prof David Isenberg; Academic, Lupus Researcher & Musician

Episode 10: Prof David Isenberg; Academic, Lupus Researcher & Musician

April 19, 2021

Join me in conversation with Professor David Isenberg, an eminent and world leading Rheumatologist and The Versus Arthritis Professor of Medicine at University College London who explains how combining medicine, science and art can improve deadly diseases such as Lupus. He eloquently outlines a case for improving longevity by asking deep questions and seeking answers through ground-breaking research as he has done over a 30-year career at UCL.
We also hear how David keeps himself sane as a doctor through music. He translates this personal experience to a message for anyone dealing with illness on how to maintain wellbeing. He tells us how art, especially music is necessary and accessible for both the patient and clinician to live a longer, healthier life.

Asking questions helps us move forward’ - Professor David Isenberg

Episode 9: Lisa Butcher; Fashion & Wellness Expert

Episode 9: Lisa Butcher; Fashion & Wellness Expert

April 12, 2021

Join me in conversation with Lisa Butcher, a former TV presenter and top model who has turned to art to heal herself after bereavement and now helps others as a well-being expert with her iLAb therapy. Lisa believes healing takes many forms, from a simple walk in nature to medical intervention for serious illness, and as part of a holistic healing journey we, must listen to our bodies and be grateful for what we have each day.

‘Healing comes in many forms’ - Lisa Butcher

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