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The Harley Street Edit
40 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Community, Compassion and Vision Care with Maya Patel
This week we're taking the time to talk to Maya Patel, Co-founder and Optometrist from Chakshu London, about displaced individuals at Christmas. Every year for the past 5 years Maya has been spending her holiday's supporting those without the company of loved ones, volunteering at Crisis at Christmas. Offering her skills and expertise tending to the vision and optical needs of the homeless, and providing diagnostic and rehabilitative care. In this honest and inspiring conversation Maya discusses the difficulties individuals without a fixed residence face, when trying to access routine or emergency health care services. And she candidly talks about the changes to her perception over time, and the lasting feeling of community and compassion from spending her Christmases with the unplaced.
65 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Endometriosis with Dr Karolina Afors
Endometriosis is a condition that can affect 1 out of 10 women, however it can take on average around 8 years for a correct diagnosis. This week we are joined by consultant and surgeon in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr. Karolina Afors, from Miss Claire Mellon and Associates based at The Portland Hospital. We explore the history and various theories for Endometriosis and bring the conversation to modern day techniques for symptom management. As a keen advocate for minimally invasive gynaecological surgery, we discuss key hole and laparoscopic surgery to diagnose and treat Endometriosis. A thorough and explanatory conversation from start to finish for females everywhere.
36 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Blue Light and Eyesight with Nund Vyas
One of the most common sources of blue light is the sun, and we all know there are a number of reasons why looking directly into the sun is a bad idea, including the fact that it can cause irreversible damage to vision. Yet how much do we know about digital devices and blue light? In this weeks conversation we're joined by a very special guest, my husband Nund Vyas, Co-founder and Optometrist from Chakshu London based at 97 Parkway. We discuss blue light and increasing screen time in this episode highlighting the how eyesight works, potential dangers of blue light in digital devices and ways to protect ourselves.
78 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Chakras and the Everyday with Sushma Sagar
The Chakra system is the topic of discussion in this weeks episode with Sushma Sagar from The Calmery based at 1 Harley Street. In this in-depth conversation Sushma talks about the core concepts of her latest publication Find your Flow: Essential Chakras. In her new book she breaks down a simple way to understand, connect and include the chakras into your daily routine. Specifically taking the time to explain each of the energy centres individually, yet urging the reader to look at the system as a whole. We discuss the origin of the book, moments of personal healing, reoccurring lessons in life and the simplicity of integrated living.
49 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Discussing Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease with Dr Anthony Hobson
In this weeks episode we talk to Dr. Anthony Hobson from The Functional Gut Clinic based at number 22 Wimpole Street. As an expert in gut function, and a world renowned clinical scientist, today we take the opportunity to talk to Dr. Hobson about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or what's more commonly known as acid reflux. Dr. Hobson details the physiological process of digestion and common causes for acid reflux; as well as educating us on the impacts of stress on gut function. He focuses the conversation on the complications of chronic or untreated acid reflux and we conclude on the well rounded aims and approach of The Functional Gut Clinic. This episode is jam packed with actionable information for all especially as we approach this holiday season.
51 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
How Lockdowns are Affecting Mental Health with Zoe Clews
Zoe Clews joins us again in this weeks episode this time talking about mental wellbeing as we find ourselves in another lockdown. With mental health issues on the rise as a direct result of the restrictions Zoe discusses the patterns she's seeing in clinic in adults and more worryingly in children. Passionate about change, Zoe gives practical advice on how to help ourselves through this next lockdown and beyond. As well as discussing the campaign she's involved in to bring about a different narrative to the pandemic.
50 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Opening the Conversation Around Fertility with Linda Carter
This week we are joined by Linda Carter, a fertility coach based at number 10 Harley Street, to open the conversation around fertility. With many individuals and couples shrouded in a myriad of emotions, we discuss some of the difficulties in starting the conversation and the potential impacts of not sharing. With over 25 years experience working with clients, Linda brings all her expertise to this weeks episode and encourages a call for change in the angle and dialogue around this topic.
62 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Walking Through Your Worst and Discovering Your Purpose with Louise Graham
Frequently we can ask "what's the worst that can happen?" and a more often than not a solution is revealed before reaching that fearful scenario. However, in some cases individuals can find themselves walking through their worst. This week we talk to impact mentor and coach Louise Graham. With first hand knowledge and experience, in this episode Louise talks about her most difficult period in life, and how that proved to be a catalyst for change. Transforming her life and mindset, Louise now mentors others and supports change makers to strive for their highest potential. One of the most honest and sincere conversations I've been a part of in very long time.
83 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
The Impact of Hearing Loss on Cognitive Health with Adam and Jerusha Shulberg
With social distancing becoming a common term for this year, it has forced many of us to experience some of the physical effects isolation can have on wellbeing. However, this can be a regular occurrence for those living with hearing difficulties. In this weeks episode we talk to Adam and Jerusha Shulberg, Audiologists from Cubex based on New Cavendish Street, on some of the implications of hearing loss. In this in-depth discussion we explore several areas a hearing impairment can impact, including cognitive load, working memory, lack of stimulation and the deterioration in wellbeing from becoming socially isolated. We explore the CALM technique co-founded by Adam and Jerusha in the latter part of the conversation - a program they designed to refine audiological health and enhance cognitive wellbeing.
51 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Talking Tweakments with Dr Lizzie Tuckey
Tweakments are on the rise. In this episode we are joined by Dr. Lizzie Tuckey a qualified doctor and facial aesthetician practicing at Dr. Prager's clinics both at 25 Wimpole Street and Knightsbrigde. Offering a less-is-more outlook, we discuss the idea of subtle changes and talk about how to enhance and optimise natural features using injectables. With an interesting origin story, Lizzie opens up about undoing her own conditioning around facial rejuvenation procedures and how she has come to respect the field of work. With first hand experience and an artistic passion for the work she carries out this is great conversation for anyone considering facial rejuvenation and body contouring.
52 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
The Effects of Exercise on Gut Health with Rick Miller
The quarantine fifteen may have impacted so many of us, but is an extra sweaty high intensity exercise routine several times a week the answer? In this episode of The Harley Street Edit we talk to Rick Miller, leading Dietician and Nutritionist based at King Edward VII Hospital, and we discuss the effects exercise can have on the gut and gut health. Emerging and on-going research suggests there is a direct link between exercise and the gut micro-biome, and so it's only natural to add that to the list of reasons why exercise is seen as necessary for optimum health. However, we break down common beliefs in this conversation, and Rick reminds us that too much of anything is never a good thing. Recommending a steady regime to lead to long term changes in weight and improve overall health, while keeping the gut micro-biome happy instead.
49 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
The Benefits of Gua Sha with Jacina Coyne
This week we talk to Jacina Coyne on why Gua Sha should be part of your practices and be included into self care routines. As one of the original Eastern and Chinese Medicine applications, Jacina explains the origins of Gua Sha, it's initial use, and overall benefits. We also discuss how Gua Sha was circled out of rotation but is now having its time again. With facial Gua Sha and its crystal tools becoming more popular over the recent years, its never been easier to try Gua Sha in your home. A great way to help release stress and tension, Jacina explains how regular Gua Sha at home can help with fevers and colds, to neck pain and migraines. A great listen for anyone who's curious to know more.
79 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Why is Shame Synonymous with Sex? with Emma Spiegler
Its easy to say individually we will have felt shame or guilt at some point in life, which is why shame and guilt are the two most widely researched moral emotions in the field of Psychology. Yet broaching the topic of shame when linked with sex or sexuality can be anything but easy. In this weeks episode we talk to Sex, Love and Relationship coach Emma Spiegler, from Zoe Clews and Associates, and ask her how sex and shame have become so intertwined. Emma breaks down how generational shame, early experiences and social networks can influence feelings around sex and sexuality; and guides us through the levels of impact this can have. Emma's passion for a new narrative really comes through as well as her thoughts on breaking the mould and redefining how sexuality and self love can look. This conversation tackles the topic head on and challenges us all to broaden our boundaries.
64 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Talking Hair, Scalp and Balding with Mark Blake
Its said one's crowning glory is their hair and yet still our understanding on how to look after it is limited and sometimes contained to "regular washing" only. In this weeks episode we talk all things hair, scalp and balding with leading trichologist, stylist and salon director Mark Blake. During the conversation Mark debunks hair myths, and offers insider tips on maintaining a luscious mane. We talk about the thinning and losing of hair and Mark discusses the importance of nutrition, the impact of stress and how timing can affect the level of success treatments may have on an individual. Mark humoured the little girl in me and answered my every question with a light-hearted seriousness, and effected change with his responses.
95 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Breastfeeding and Sleep Explained for Parents with Amanda Marks
In this weeks episode we talk to Amanda Marks founder and director of Through the Eyes of a Parent. As a breastfeeding, weaning and sleep specialist based at 10 Harley Street she discusses with us the benefits of breastfeeding and the importance of asking for help if required. Her soothing, self soothing and sleep protocols come from a place of deep understanding for both the parent and child and her impact has reached hundreds and hundreds of families. Amanda has created not only systems to help parents in a practical way, but she has built a community to support other families in similar situations. A beautiful being inside and out, and her approach and work is truly remarkable. This conversation is an informative one but also wonderfully open and honest, and Amanda gently challenges modern day ideas with her expertise and experience. A must listen for everyone.
57 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Why a 360 Approach to Health Matters with Dr. Mateusz Pucek
Talking why a wholesome outlook to health matters with General Practitioner turned Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Mateusz Pucek in this weeks episode. We speak about how looking at a psychological and physical aspect, as well as and our spiritual connection to surroundings, isn't common place in general medicine. And how taking a mind, body spirit outlook can help to manage illness and chronic conditions. Mateusz kindly sharing his own health journey from being an overweight GP, to facing his fears, to coming to Function Medicine as a way to help others. It was a pure joy to be a part of this conversation, and a truly insightful perspective to owning your own health.
74 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
Sports Dentistry Principles and Practice with Dr Saul Konviser
Dental health and sports are two things that wouldn't necessarily be put together however, this week we discuss oral health related behaviours reported by elite and professional athletes with Dr. Saul Konviser of Montague Dental based at Montague Mansions. A study carried out in the 2012 Olympic games found sports professionals to be at a greater risk to oral diseases compared to the average person. Saul explains why this is and what can be done about it. We talk about how custom made protection is the first line of defence in preventing a sports related tooth injury and the long term impacts a dental injury can have on an individual. An eye opening conversation and a must listen for parents and athletes alike.
50 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Conditioning, Longevity and Fitness with James Dabbs
Fitness is often advised as one of the pillars for maintaining optimal health. This week we speak to James Dabbs, personal trainer, founder and director at Dabbs Fitness based in Marylebone. We discuss why exercise is so important and how it helps with health. Using a holistic performance based approach James has helped hundreds of clients and by discussing some of his case studies he highlights the impact fitness can have on mental and physical health as well as chronic health conditions. His passion has led him to be involved with a charity which works with junior doctors, working to improve how fitness lectures are delivered to doctors and how exercise is advised to patients.
56 minutes | May 30, 2020
Home Office Ergonomics and Avoiding a Workout Injury with Vishal Madhani
With working from home becoming a long term position for many, doing it safely, without back pain and in a way that promotes productivity is becoming more and more important. In this weeks episode we speak to Vishal Madhani, senior physiotherapist and director at West 1 Physio based at 22 Harley Street. We discuss how to make the best of our home environment for work, and he highlights the importance of posture and body awareness over equipment and stations with intermittent breaks and movement being paramount. Along side this we talk about how to avoid a "Joe Wicks" injury when doing home exercise classes and discuss the transition to a full range of bodily movements as lock down lifts further. This episode if filled with expert advice from a musculoskeletal injury specialist with easy applicable tips on working and working out from home.
44 minutes | May 23, 2020
Returning to Work After Coronavirus: Audiology with Rony Ganguly
With many of us gearing up to return to work in the very near future, Rony Ganguly, chairman at AIHHP and director at Pindrop Hearing, talks to us this week on precautions and measures clinics are taking in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We discuss adaptations to the work environment and what changes are advised to ensure staff and patient safety. Rony also goes into further detail and breaks down how to approach different procedures from otoscopy, microsuction to vestibular test batteries and carrying out home visits. With uncertainty and a level of unknown going forward, this episode aims to inform Audiologists on the published guidelines available and what active previsions are being taken by employers.
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