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Episode 001: Trailer

In this episode I introduce myself and goals and aims of the podcast show; Boost & Biohack your health.

I am a UK based medical doctor working as a GP and lifestyle medicine physician. senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary care academia. I’ve over 15 years experience practicing medicine here in the UK and in this time I have realised the importance of self care and self management in our lifestyles to boost and biohack our health.

Biohacking describes how we can change our mind, body and health through tools such as heat and cold therapy, fasting and meditation this pod show aims to bring you practical and DIY tools to boost your health and the name of the podcast show was born. 

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I’m going to take my experience and use it to educate and empower people to make better lifestyle choices, looking at the evidence base on how we can prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle-related chronic conditions utilising the pillars of lifestyle medicine; nutrition, exercise, sleep, avoidance of toxic substances, emotional wellbeing and positive psychology.

 I will be having powerful and thought provoking conversations with leading experts in the health circle and other health care professionals on hot topics surrounding health and wellness. I have a special interest in hormonal health and how to eat, fast and train with our menstrual cycle.. Some speakers include Dr Deepak Ravindran, leading author and Pain Consultant on topics related to chronic pain and Dr Emma Short, a consultant doctor with a doctorate in cancer genetics who works in the NHS doctor specialising in gastrointestinal and soft tissue pathology.

 

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Episode 002: Painful sex?

The Ins and Outs of Vulvodynia with Dr Deepak Ravindran

On this podcast, we are joined by Dr Deepak Ravindran and discuss the topic vulvodynia. Deepak has over 20 years of experience in helping people overcome their pain – in the NHS and in private practice. He is one of the few consultants in the UK who possesses dual certification in this area. He has been a consultant in pain medicine for the last 10 years, at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. He is currently clinical lead for the specialist pain services for all of West Berkshire since 2015. 

He has written an excellent though provoking book called The Pain-Free Mindset: 7 Steps to Taking Control and Overcoming Chronic Pain. The topic we will be discussing today is vulvodynia. This is such an important but not a widely understood or discussed area in medicine which thousands of women suffering intolerably. It’s a chronic pain condition which can be due to many causes which we will further discuss today; inflammation (from infections such as thrush or allergies which may then lead to nerve proliferation and further pain, hormonal imbalance and changes, dermatology and skin issues such as lichen sclerosis, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and damage of the nerve supplying the area – the pudendal nerve. The treatment is dependent on the cause and lifestyle measures can be used effectively to help improve pain and reverse some of the hormonal causes. The term neuroplasticity is also discussed which describes how the brain is fluid and how its nerve networks are constantly rewiring and changing and we can use this to try to retrain the brain in how it perceives chronic pain. Today, Deepak and I take a deep dive into this area in more depth.   

1. What is vulvodynia

2. Why do we not hear much about it?

3. The causes of vulvodynia

4. What are treatment options in UK for vulvodynia – lifestyle measures, pelvic floor therapy, medical management

5. Referral pathways for vulvodynia

6. What are the treatment of pudendal nerve issues

7. How can we raise awareness of this condition.

Disclaimer: This podcast show has the opinions of Dr. Milli Raizada and her guests. The content should not be taken as medical advice and is for information purposes only. Listening to this podcast does not establish a doctor-patient relationship.  If you have any medical questions, please consult your healthcare professional. The opinions expressed in the podcast are our own and whilst we ensure all the information shared is content accurate, any feedback suggestions or comments on errors are welcome. Please contact us on www.drmilli.co.uk

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If you have any feedback, any specific topic requests or would like to be a guest speaker on my podcast show then you can find me on my handle on Instagram as @drmilliraizada or contact me through the website www.drmilli.co.uk.

 

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Dr Milli Raizada

What is Lifestyle medicine?

Nutrition

Nutrition

Food can be the medicine we need to help
feed and fuel our hormones and help
manage hormonal imbalances.

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exercise and physical activity

Exercise

Physical activity and exercise is not
only beneficial for physical health
but also mental health.

Stress Management

Stress management

Stress can be positive if managed properly.
If we do not manage stress positively, the chemical
and hormonal changes that ensue in our bodies can be negative.

sleep by dr milli

A Good Nights Sleep!

Sleep

SLEEP! My mother always told me
when I was stressed, that a good night
sleep would make it all feel better tomorrow.

toxic drinks

Avoidance of Toxic Substances

Avoidance of toxic substances

Toxic substances is not limited to alcohol, drugs and smoking,
Food and environmental substances can be hormonal
disrupters and can be just as damaging to your health.

Healthy Relationships

Health Relationships

Healthy relationships with colleagues,
families and friends is crucial to
mental and physical health.