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Optimising health and performance with Dr Dan Plews. Your questions answered

Mikki talks to Dr Dan Plews about life, performance, continuous glucose monitors, HRV, sauna and strength training.

Athletica AI and HIIT with Prof. Paul Laursen

This week on the podcast Mikki chats to Dr Paul Laursen (The Prof) all about his research in high intensity training and his training platform athletica.ai

Metabolic efficiency - Bob Seebohar

This week on the podcast Mikki chats to Bob Seebahor, the dietitian that created the term 'metabolic efficiency' and changed the way we viewed fuel for athletes.

Exogenous ketones for health and performance - with Brianna Stubbs

This week on the podcast Mikki chats to Dr Brianna Stubbs, lead translational scientist at the Buck Institute of Ageing about exogenous ketones for health and performance. Brianna is a guru in this field and it was awesome to talk to her about her athletic career as a British under 23 rowing champion to her academic and professional career investigating ketones in both performance and now in optimal ageing. We also chat about the utility of them in recovery.

Pre-training nutrition strategies with Jeff Rothschild

This week on the podcast Mikki chats to Jeff Rothschild, music producer turned doctoral student about his work in pre-exercise nutrition and exercise adaptations.

Simon Marshall - The Brave Athlete

This week Mikki talks to perfomance psychologist and author of "The Brave Athlete" Simon Marshall

Julia Rucklidge - nutrients for a better brain

This week on the podcast Mikki talks to Professor Julia Rucklidge about her research around mental health and nutrients, and the recently released book The Better Brain. We chatted about how she got into the field, her early discoveries in nutrients and ADHD before turning her attention to post traumatic stress disorder post the Christchurch Earthquakes.

Caryn Zinn - Low Carb Dietitian and co-author of What the Fat.

This week on the podcast I had the pleasure of talking to my friend Caryn Zinn, Senior Lecturer and Registered Dietitian, and co-author of the popular What the Fat book series. We answer your questions related to collagen, options for sweet tooth on a keto diet approach, auto-immune paleo approach for arthritis and a LOT more.

Andrew Koutnik - Type 1 diabetes and an LCHF diet (part 2)

This week on the podcast Mikki brings second part of her conversation with Dr Andrew Koutnik, PhD, researcher at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition,

Andrew Koutnik - Type 1 diabetes and an LCHF diet (part 1)

This week on the podcast Mikki brings part one of the two part conversation she had with Dr Andrew Koutnik, PhD, researcher at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, about his experience as an adult diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 18 years, and discovering a lower carbohydrate approach as the best practice management for that. Andrew is a passionate guy, and that comes across in the interview as they discuss the pitfalls of type 1 diabetes management and why matching insulin to carbohydrate load is not the best way to manage blood sugars. This is the first of two podcasts, as we had a long conversation, but I think it will be a thought provoking (and interesting) one to listen to

Ruth Croft

This week on the podcast Mikki got to catch up with with an amazing woman, NZ runner Ruth Croft - who came 2nd at the Western States 100 mile race just two weeks ago (and 7th overall), her first 100 mile race and on the back of being the outright winner of the Tarawera 102 km race in February this year.

Brodie Kane

This week on the podcast Mikki chats to her mate Brodie Kane (because, really, she is everyone's mate!) This awesome chick has really taken life in her stride, with her journalism career, the surprise push from radio, and the creation of Brodie Kane Media. They talk about how Brodie's upbringing and personality has provided her the platform to go after life. Such a fun conversation which you will also love.

LCHF diets and time restricted eating with Dr Ethan Weiss

This week Mikki speaks to Associate Professor Ethan Weiss from the University of California, San Francisco, about time restricted eating (TRE)

Mark Mattson Ph.D.

This week Mikki talks to one of the original researchers in the field of intermittent fasting (IF) and time restricted eating (TRE), Mark Mattson.

Lara Briden

This week Mikki jumps on the call with Lara Briden, a naturopathic doctor who specialises in women's hormones.

Mal Law - Adventurer and founder of Running Wild

This week Mikki talks to Mal Law, adventurer, fundraiser, storyteller and co-founder of Wild Things, the hub of kiwi trail running where members can find resources that give countless ideas, inspiration and information on where to run.

Dr Cliff Harvey and Dr Dan Plews

Today Mikki chats to Dr Cliff Harvey (a show fave) and Dr Dan Plews on all things geeky nutrition around continuous glucose monitors, beetroot for sports performance, ketogenic diets for endurance athletes, SFuels as a training and race nutrition product and more!

Michelle Yandle - Empowered Eating

This week Mikki talks to nutrition coach, author and educator Michelle Yandle, creator of the Empowered Eating Centre about how indigenous nutrition principles helped her heal her relationship with food, body positivity, and creating a health coaching course.

Dr Ben Bikman - Insulin Resistance

This week Mikki discusses insulin and metabolic health with Dr Ben Bickman, Associate Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) and lead of the Bikman Lab, which specialises in molecular mechanisms to explain risk of disease that accompanies fat gain.

Lola Berry

This week Mikki sits down and talks to Lola Berry, nutritionist, yogi, author, entrepreneur and all round awesome Aussie chick about life, business, goals and love. Lola is so well known in the nutritionist space but is so much more than that, and we discuss how she has evolved over time, both personally and professionally and what helped drive her ambitions. She is super funny and down to earth, and it was such a great chat. I’m a fan, obviously, and you will be too.

Shaun Collins - The Running Beast

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.

Dr Tommy Wood

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

Kathrine Switzer

This week Mikki talks to Kathrine Switzer, the most iconic woman who literally put running for women on the map - nationally and internationally. She is possibly best known for almost being pulled off the course in the 1967 Boston Marathon, but Mikki and Kathrine spend most of the time talking about the challenges and opportunities of being an advocate for women worldwide - it starts with running but, as all runners know, it is so much more than just running.

Fleur Cushman - the science behind blackcurrants

This week Mikki talks to Fleur Cushman, co-founder of CurraNZ, the sister company to Health Currancy Ltd, which produce one of the most exciting supplements on the market today that are produced from New Zealand Blackcurrants. Mikki and Fleur have an in-depth discussion on the existing and emerging research behind the health and performance benefits of taking CurraNZ, and what the science really shows us.

Dr Mark Cucuzzella

This week Mikki talks to Dr Mark Cucuzzella, Professor, physician and Lt Col who advocates for healthier lives and the challenges and opportunities of preventing and treating obesity and type 2 diabetes with a low carbohydrate approach.

Jamie Scott - Seasonality

This week, Mikki chats to Jamie Scott, registered nutritionist (and professional mountain biker coach) about the impact of seasonality, light and dark cycles and the impact this has on our health.

Questions with Cliff - the magic of mushrooms

In this week's episode, Mikki gets Cliff Harvey back on the show to share his knowledge for all things mushrooms. conversation around all things mushrooms. We also talk about nutrition around training, what supplements are worth taking (and why) and supplement timing.

Sara Lake - Intuitive Eating

In this show, Mikki and Sara talk in depth about the 10 principles of intuitive eating (IE), how it fits (or doesn't fit) with diet culture, and the idea of Health at Every Size (HAES).

Dr James O' Keefe

In this episode I talk to cardiologist, Dr James O' Keefe. James is a big proponent of lifestyle interventions to imporve cardiovascular health in athletes and non-athletes alike; defining the "optimal" amount of exercise. We also discuss some dietary supplements to support a healthy heart and his own daily healthy habits.

Anna Frost - From Mountains to Motherhood

In this episode, I talk to my friend Anna Frost; Anna recounts her early years as a professional trail runner, where she found her passion for the mountains, and how motherhood has changed her focus but not her passions in life