Metagenics Institute Podcast

About the show

Welcome to the Metagenics Institute Podcast where Healthcare Practitioners can hear innovative, cutting-edge information from leading experts from around the world. Join your host, Nathan Rose, to explore the latest evidence in Natural Health, challenge and debunk industry myths and offer practical, tangible, clinical tools which will transform your practice.


  • 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.

  • Iron insights: homeostasis, deficiency and repletion with Professor Toby Richards

    June 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 33 secs
    anaemia, iron, toby richards

    This week’s guest, Professor Toby Richards delivers a schooling on all things iron, including the mechanisms in place to maintain iron homeostasis, signs and symptoms of deficiency, pathology interpretation tips, and the role this essential nutrient plays in health and physical fitness.

  • Resilience in the Face of Trauma with Professor George Bonanno

    May 17th, 2022  |  55 mins 12 secs
    george bonanno, ptsd, the end of trauma, understanding trauma

    In this episode, Nathan speaks with George A. Bonanno, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College. His research focuses on how people respond to potentially traumatic events, such as disaster, war, assault and life-threatening injury, whether they present with post-traumatic stress disorder or not

  • Life through the lens of evolutionary psychology with Professor Glenn Geher

    April 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
    evolutionary psychology, glenn geher

    This episode serves as a brilliant introduction to evolutionary psychology, as Professor Geher explains how an evolutionary perspective can shed light on modern-day issues, such as mental health conditions.

  • Optimal Breathing with Patrick McKeown

    April 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    breathing patterns, functional breathing, nose breathing, patrick mckeown

    Patrick McKeown is a world-renowned author and breathing practitioner who is deeply passionate about helping people restore functional breathing patterns.

  • COVID-19: Your Questions Answered

    March 17th, 2022  |  44 mins 48 secs
    covid-19, long covid, nicholas breen

    The pandemic continues to evolve, bringing with it new challenges for clinicians and patients alike. We put a call out to you, our Practitioner community, to submit questions around COVID-19 and immune health. This webinar aims to provide some answers.

  • Discussing Ultra Processed Foods and Weight Loss Drugs with Stephan Guyenet

    March 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 27 mins
    semaglutide, stephan guyenet, ultra processed foods, university of washington, weight gain, weight management

    *The information in this podcast is intended for Healthcare Practitioners.

    In this episode, Nathan speaks with noted researcher, science consultant, and science communicator Stephan Guyenet. They discuss contributors to weight gain and management, including genetic influences and ultra-processed foods, as well as the new antidiabetic and weight management drug, semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist.