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!
This week Mikki sits down with Shaun Collins, one of New Zealand's ultimate endurance and adventure athletes, event director and creative designer. We talk about his love for the outdoors, what fuels his appetite for his epic challenges, and how he has learnt to train for the mental aspect of pain and suffering, which has ultmately earnt him the name - the running beast.
This week Mikki gets to chat to Dr Tommy Wood, about brain health, the problem with the food guidelines and his ancestral approach to health and wellbeing. We discuss: · His journey into Ancestral Health · Principles of ancestral health · Where the dietary guidelines get it wrong · Potential issues around liquid oils (and significance of this for infants) · Omega 3 importance for brain · The developing brain and risk of long term harm – what do we know? · Important things for the ageing and a healthy brain · Importance of protein for optimal health and ageing · Is coffee (or other plants) killing you? · Carnivore movement and glucose response · Glucose response in general · Tommy’s diet and training · Importance of typical habits v being super rigorous · Supplement recommendations