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Founder Series | Ep #54 | Kelsie Johnson | Triathlon Preparation – Conversations on Race Day

Meet our next guest on Dotiv The Podcast -Kelsie Johnson !

Kelsie is a triathlete competing from sprint to middle distance triathlons, who also lectures at Sports Nutrition and Physiology at a University.

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In this week’s episode, we speak about the following:

– Costs related to Triathlon Events – From Gear, Participation costs to Logistic charges
– How to prep in the days leading up to the event & for event day
– Training intensity few days before the event
– Sleep schedule during the week leading up to the event
– Carb loading strategy
– Nutrition for event day
– Logistics planning for event (timing of food/ organizing transport)
– Mindset – how to feed your mind to address pre-event jitters
– The wind-down after the event both physically and mentally

To connect with Kelsie, you can reach her @kelsieolivia94 on instagram.

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Fareeha Jay | Ep #53 | Intermittent Fasting – Another Diet Fad?

Meet our next guest on Dotiv The Podcast – Fareeha Jay!

Fareeha is an anthropologist turned Dietitian based in Plymouth, who currently runs her own private practice where she consults/ coaches clients across the globe. Fareeha also works with the NHS as a Diabetes Specialist, and has a special interest in South Asian diets.

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In this week’s episode, we speak about / answer the following:

– What is fasting?
– What is intermittent fasting?
– What are the benefits and risk factors to Intermittent Fasting?
– Is intermittent fasting healthy? Why has it become so popular?
– A brief overview of the mindset around diet culture?
– How can we avoid this mindset for future?

As a Diabetes Specialist in the NHS for the last 5 years, her work is focused on delivering educational sessions to people newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

Fareeha’s special interest in South Asian diets ultimately led her to develop the South Asian Eatwell Guide.

She has expertise in healthy eating and sustainable diets for ethnic minority groups, where she uses evidence-based nutrition to support communication messages to the same target group, resulting in a larger social media following.

In recent times, Fareeha has also conducted talks on sustainable eating, immune optimisation, and healthy eating on a budget. She has also run talks/ workshops to community groups, organisations and schools on varied topics around nutrition.

To connect with Fareeha, you can reach her on her Instagram – Dietitian Fareeha.

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Elle Fox | Ep #52 | What’s Fermenting there?

Meet our next guest on Dotiv The Podcast – Elle Fox!

Elle Fox is a Naturopath, Author, Researcher and Lecturer, with a background in Medicine and Education. She has 30 years’ experience treating people with a range of health issues, but often focused on Gastrointestinal and Behavioural Challenges.

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The key areas discussed in this episode include:
– What the fermentation process is & examples of fermented foods
– The purpose of fermented foods in our diet
– Are fermented foods suitable for children
– How to incorporate more fermented foods in our diet
– How to make a Sourdough starter and Kombucha

Elle has been running her own private natural health practice since the mid 1990s . She is the founder and Clinic Director of her Integrative Medicine Practice and has supported well over 20,000 individuals with chronic pain, adrenal issues, chronic fatigue, gut and skin-related conditions, dysbiosis, depression and anxiety.

She firmly believes that cheap food is expensive food; it depletes us of resources and leaves us broke on every level. Elle is very passionate about, and does charity work to support local, sustainable, ethically managed farming, food quality and fair earnings for the most important assets around – farmers and the land they are custodians of.

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Umesh Joshi | Ep #46| Do Conflicts with Cultural Identity Affect Mental Health?

Meet our next guest on Dotiv The Podcast – Counselling Psychologist – Dr. Umesh Joshi.

Dr. Umesh is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) with over 9 years of experience. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds on their mental health.

In this episode, Guni & Thasha speak with Dr. Umesh on the following:

– What is cultural identity?
– Conflicts with cultural identity and examples of how it looks like
– The Psychological/ Mental Health impact of having cultural identity conflicts
– The concept of Splitting
– The concept of Code-Switching
– The Social Graces Theory
– Intersectionality
– Impact of cultural identity conflict on physical health
– Difference between Western vs Eastern cultures , and how that impacts Cultural Identity
– 3 Practical solutions to navigate the experience of conflicting cultural identities

Dr. Umesh believes that everybody deserves the right to access mental health services that meets their needs and is passionate about offering clients a safe space and an approach that works for them. His research interests are in diversity issues and developing the skills of healthcare professionals to be able to work with diversity. He aspires to use his educational and practical experiences to contribute to the therapeutic community through a combination of therapeutic work and research.

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Vignesh Devraj | Ep #29 | Complementary Approach to Prostate Cancer using Ayurveda

Meet our guest this episode, Dr. Vignesh Devraj – a 4th generation Ayurvedic healer, and the founder – chief physician of Sitaram Beach Retreat,Kerala, a space for authentic healing and transformation. He is a committed practitioner and researcher on Panchakarma, the ancient body purification method, which activates the body’s innate healing energies, providing the foundation to true health.

Olivier Sanchez | Ep #28 | Addressing Hustle Culture to Improve Men’s Health

Our guest this week is Olivier Sanchez – a Registered Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist and Iridologist. Olivier is also a Certified Mycotherapist (Therapeutic Mushroom), and is a Practitioner certified in Mental Health Awareness (i.e. eating disorders, mental health conditions, dementia and Alzheimer’s) .

Kevin Durjun | Ep #27 | Non-Verbal Therapy VS Talking Therapy for Men

Meet Kevin Durjun – A London-based five element Acupuncturist, with a degree in Experimental Psychology and a Licentiate in Acupuncture. He is also the Communications Lead in the European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association and presents Acupuncture Point for UK Health Radio .

Juan Lainez | Ep #26 | Naturally Increasing Testosterone Levels with Diet & Lifestyle Choices

In tandem with Movember and our aim to increase awareness around men’s health issues, we speak to Juan about increasing testosterone levels naturally, through diet and lifestyle choices. We chat about the key factors that contribute to low testosterone ( a fairly common health issue amongst men), and steps men can take to address them.

Toral Shah |Ep #25 | Understanding Breast Cancer Risk with Nutritional Science & Functional Medicine

To conclude Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we speak to the incredible Toral Shah. She is a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), Functional Medicine Practitioner, Food and Health writer and Consultant, as well as the Founder of The Urban Kitchen.

Sonal Patel | Ep #24 |Osteopathy in Breast Cancer Recovery Aftercare

We speak to Sonal about the gap in healthcare when it comes to Breast Cancer Recovery, and how Osteopathy can be a great modality to lean on in the healing journey. As someone who has been touched by Breast Cancer herself, Sonal shares her experience, and sheds light on the physical and mental health challenges one may experience in the process, and offers great practical advice on how to navigate an experience like this.

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