Metagenics Institute Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

98 episodes of Metagenics Institute Podcast since the first episode, which aired on November 18th, 2016.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: From Despair to Hope with Prof Ralph Martins

    March 7th, 2023  |  56 mins 52 secs
    ageing and alzheimers, alzheimers disease, alzheimers research, prof ralph martins

    In this episode Prof Martins discusses the central role of beta amyloid in Alzheimer’s, whilst touching upon some concerns of its clinical utility. For over three decades Prof Martins has explored Alzheimer’s from all angles – and the future looks promising.

  • When Brains Dream with Prof Bob Stickgold

    February 14th, 2023  |  50 mins 22 secs
    bob stickgold, dreams, ptsd, sleep

    In this episode, Prof Stickgold describes how sleep is vital for memory evolution – a process not simply to consolidate information of the past with perfect fidelity, but to help guide us better in the future.

  • Collagen and Nutrition for Skin Health with Dr Tim Crowe

    January 11th, 2023  |  46 mins 31 secs
    collagen, dr tim crowe, skin health

    Collagen has rapidly become a popular supplement for skin. But does it promote more youthful skin and if so, how?

  • Female metabolism, nutrition and exercise with Prof Abbie Smith-Ryan

    December 20th, 2022  |  44 mins 24 secs
    exercise performance, nutrition, women’s metabolism

    Professor Abbie Smith-Ryan, joins the podcast to shed light on the under-recognised effect of sex hormones on women’s metabolism, nutrition and exercise performance.

  • Understanding Burnout with Gabriela Tavella

    November 29th, 2022  |  53 mins 16 secs
    burnout, burnout recovery, gabriela tavella, unsw

    Discover some surprising factors that burnout sufferers have reported to be effective and ineffective in managing their allostatic overload.

  • The Biological Drivers of Long COVID with Dr Amy Proal

    November 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    dr amy proal, long covid podcast, polybio research foundation, sars-cov-2

    Nathan and Dr Proal discuss potential therapeutic targets and cast an eye to the future on Dr Proal’s current collaboration with world-leading researchers on long COVID.

  • This is your brain on birth control with Professor Sarah Hill

    October 18th, 2022  |  57 mins 33 secs
    oral contraceptive, professor sarah hill, your brain on birth control

    Professor Hill joins the podcast to discuss the potentially powerful influence the oral contraceptive pill can have on the brain.

  • New and emerging treatment targets for endometriosis with Prof Sun-Wei Guo

    September 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    endometriosis, gynecology, reproductive biology, sun wei

    Endometriosis is a common and debilitating condition that has proven difficult to treat. In this episode, Sun-Wei Guo, a geneticist turned Professor of Gynaecology, reveals his eye-opening research into the pathophysiology of endometriosis.

  • The Power and the Potential of the Vagus Nerve to Combat Inflammation with Prof Paul Peter Tak

    September 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins
    cap, cholinergeric anti-inflammatory pathway, chronic inflammation, low vagal tone, prof paul peter tak, rheumatoid arthritis

    Professor Paul Peter Tak, a pioneering researcher and transformational innovator, joins the podcast to describe the power and potential of a little-known homeostatic pathway, known as the cholinergeric anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP)

  • Brain-gut Therapies with GI Psychologist Dr Megan Riehl

    August 16th, 2022  |  46 mins 7 secs
    dgbi, dr morgan riehl, gi psychologist, ibs

    Dr. Megan Riehl is one of only a small number of specialists in the world who practices as a Gastrointestinal Psychologist! Dr Reihl discusses the connection between factors such as early life stress, catastrophising and symptom hypervigilance with the incidence and severity of IBS.

  • Gut Microbes as Frenemies with Dr Joe Alcock

    July 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins
    frenemies, gut health, gut microbiome, joe alcock

    In this episode, Dr Alcock explains how, since time immemorial, our gut microbes have had a love/hate relationship with us, and how this concept of ‘conflict and co-operation’ can explain the trials and tribulations of research on microbiome composition in disease states, probiotic successes and failures and a new approach to feeding ourselves and our resident microbiome.

  • What the research is telling us about time-restricted feeding, caloric restriction and fasting, with Greg Potter

    July 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 40 mins
    caloric restriction, greg potter, time-restricted eating

    Back by popular demand, Greg Potter joins Nathan to discuss time-restricted feeding. Potter shares his thoughts on recent research, including early time-restricted eating compared with daily caloric restriction, the 5:2 diet and fasting-mimicking diet.