The Irish Balance Podcast
Episode 15: Doctors and Dietary Advice - Balancing the Basics, Busting the Myths, Questioning the Context and Cultivating Collaboration

Episode 15: Doctors and Dietary Advice - Balancing the Basics, Busting the Myths, Questioning the Context and Cultivating Collaboration

March 24, 2019

In this episode, I discuss the 4 key things I think as doctors we should know about nutrition for our patients. I chat about the 'doctors giving dietary advice' debate and explore why we need to move past the debate to focus on doing our best for our patients, clearing up dietary confusion and collaborating with nutrition and dietetic professionals.

Episode 14: Healthy Ageing - Living Well From Young to Old

Episode 14: Healthy Ageing - Living Well From Young to Old

March 17, 2019

In this week's episode, I discuss the concept of Healthy Ageing, a major focus of healthcare in Ireland (and globally!) given our ageing population and implications this has for healthcare services and society. I discuss simple healthy lifestyle tips for boosting our brain health and the importance of raising awareness around dementia prevention and management.

Episode 13: Self Talk, Mindfulness and Gratitude

Episode 13: Self Talk, Mindfulness and Gratitude

March 10, 2019

In this episode, I discuss three game changers from the last year of my life - the power of self talk, mindfulness and gratitude. I chat about why we need to tune into our inner voice, talk to ourselves like we would our best friend, and remember to be grateful for the little things in life.

Episode 12: Integrative Health, the Blue Zones and the Invisible Lift with Dr. Ceppie Merry

Episode 12: Integrative Health, the Blue Zones and the Invisible Lift with Dr. Ceppie Merry

March 4, 2019

In this week's episode, I bring you the first interview on The Irish Balance Podcast! My friend and fellow doctor Ceppie Merry joins me to chat all things health, wellness, her recent fellowship in Integrative Medicine and, of course, we chat about The Blue Zones, and finding your why!

Episode 11: Working Around the Shift Work Clock - Healthy Habits for Day & Night

Episode 11: Working Around the Shift Work Clock - Healthy Habits for Day & Night

February 24, 2019

The long awaited Shift Work episode is here! As many of you will know, I am currently doing a full time Public Health & Nutrition Masters, and my thesis topic is shift work and its effect on health. In this episode, I share my own experience in shift work as a medical doctor, and of course, bring you the healthy lifestyle tips from my research in this area to date! I hope those of you involved in shift work (or your family/friends!) find it helpful!

Episode 10: Motivation, Mindset and Finding Your Why

Episode 10: Motivation, Mindset and Finding Your Why

February 17, 2019

In this week's episode, I share my thoughts on a frequently asked question - Where do you find motivation? I discuss where my motivation for my career and my healthy lifestyle habits comes from, as well as the concept of Ikigai and finding your 'why' in life!

Episode 9: Exercise - Building Strength for a Healthy Life

Episode 9: Exercise - Building Strength for a Healthy Life

February 10, 2019

In this week's episode, I discuss the importance of exercise as part of our lifestyles! I dive into the topic of resistance training and why it's so essential for Healthy Ageing in body and mind. I also share some simple tips to get you started with your strength journey!

Episode 8: Why We Shouldn’t Skip The Snooze: My Top Sleep Secrets to Take Back Your Bedtime

Episode 8: Why We Shouldn’t Skip The Snooze: My Top Sleep Secrets to Take Back Your Bedtime

February 3, 2019

In this week's episode, I dive into the importance of Sleep! Why quality and quantity of Sleep are equally important for our physical, mental and emotional health, and what the recommended sleep hours are. I share the simple tips I follow to get a good night's sleep too. I hope you guys enjoy this week's episode and find it helpful to better your bedtime!

Episode 7: Sorting Out Your Stress - Building a Stress Management Toolkit

Episode 7: Sorting Out Your Stress - Building a Stress Management Toolkit

January 27, 2019

In this episode, I'm sharing my journey to better stress management, using the various techniques I've built up over the past year in particular. I chat about mindfulness, meditation, exercise, breathing exercises and many other options you can try out for yourself to build your personal stress-busting toolkit! As always, I hope this episode helps you, and I would love to hear your feedback!

Episode 6: Social Media & Smartphones: Top Tips to De-Digital Your Life

Episode 6: Social Media & Smartphones: Top Tips to De-Digital Your Life

January 20, 2019

In this episode, I discuss our relationship with our smartphones and social media. It's definitely something I'm trying to monitor myself and not overdo it with screen time! I've also shared the tips I've found super helpful to reduce my screen time over the past 6 months. I hope you find them useful too!