#healthHackers is a series of live interviews with the most pioneering & influential figures in health & wellness. It's an opportunity to get inside the minds of experts who have figured out the best health hacks we can all learn from. TV journalist & presenter Gemma Evans hosts and produces the episodes that are recorded as Facebook Lives and include viewer questions.


  • I can’t get pregnant. Now what? Ep 59 with fertility expert Dr Cindy Duke

    14/05/2021 Duración: 43min

    Dr Cindy Duke is known to her fans and followers as ‘America’s Only Dual Fertility Expert & Virologist’. She’s the founding physician and director of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Las Vegas, as well as a scientific advisor to medtech and femtech startups, and the host of the ‘Girl Powered Success & Survival International’ podcast. Episode 59 comprises a breakdown of things to know when pregnancy is NOT happening the old-fashioned way. Plus, find out how the pandemic has prompted some people to build a family, while others have chosen to freeze their eggs. Topics covered:

  • Ep 58 on losing your period - with women’s health dietitian Elena Kunicki

    30/04/2021 Duración: 44min

    Get your period back by fixing your relationship to food and fitness... If you lost your period while you were trying to get healthy - that isn’t healthy. Registered dietitian, Elena Kunicki, is devoted to helping women quit self-imposed rules around eating, stop over-exercising, and realize that losing their period (aka hypothalamic amenorrhea) is a wake-up call. If you suspect the disappearance of your cycle is associated with your lifestyle choices (even if - according to your mirror, doctor, friends and family - “you don’t look underweight”), this episode is well worth a listen. Elena shares her backstory, when her turning point came, and how she helps clients change their relationships to food and fitness so they can get their period back (without going on the pill). We also cover all of this:

  • Ep 57 with Professor Tim Spector on ‘Why Almost Everything We’ve Been Told About Food is Wrong’

    16/04/2021 Duración: 19min

    While I was filming my review of the ZOE personalized nutrition plan recently (see video link below), I interviewed the company’s scientific co-founder, Professor Tim Spector - an epidemiologist from King’s College London, gut microbiome expert, and author who was also one of the first ever guests on healthHackers (see Episode 2!). ⠀⠀ Since Tim and I last recorded healthHackers together, his scientific progress through the study of personalized nutrition has grown by leaps and bounds. He also launched a COVID symptom study tracking app (currently used by over 4.5 million people), and released a groundbreaking new book - ‘Spoon-Fed: Why Almost Everything We’ve Been Told About Food is Wrong’. ⠀⠀ There was so much I wanted to talk to Tim about. So, after we finished filming his interview for my ZOE video review, he kindly agreed to stay on the call so we could record this quick additional episode for you. ⠀⠀ In Episode 57, Tim covers: ⠀⠀

  • Ep 56 with allergy & asthma specialist Dr Tina Sindher

    19/03/2021 Duración: 34min

    Can you prevent your child from developing a food allergy? How close are we to a ‘cure’ for allergies? And is our super-clean pandemic lifestyle causing problems for our children’s microbiomes that could make them more likely to develop allergies? Dr Tina Sindher is Clinical Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the pioneering Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University here in Silicon Valley. It’s where scientists are working hard on new therapies - including a lasting cure - for allergies and asthma.  I’ve been longing for years to hear abut the ground-breaking work and clinical trials going on at the Sean N Parker Center, so it was a real privilege to speak to Dr Sindher on healthHackers. This episode also has a strong personal interest for me because I have a food allergy. Mine is to nuts. But don’t worry, I didn’t waffle on about myself all the time.

  • Ep 55 with hormone expert Dr Carrie Jones

    19/02/2021 Duración: 33min

    Hair loss… What’s “normal”? Does everyone’s hair get thinner as we age? How can stress, changes in weight, your shampoo, and even shower water affect your hair? Plus... why are people putting caster oil on their hair? Dr Carrie Jones describes her work as helping “hormonally challenged people feel less crazy”. She is board certified in Naturopathic Endocrinology with a Master's in Public Health, has spent over 15 years working in integrative medicine. In this episode, Dr Jones covers:

  • Ep 54 with psychotherapist India Haylor

    08/01/2021 Duración: 40min

    Purely Obsessional OCD (Pure O) with psychotherapist India Haylor. Don’t believe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is *only* about hand-washing, checking and tidiness. There’s much more to it, including a lesser known set of invisible symptoms referred to as ‘Pure O’. They can involve mental ruminations, going over memories to check them, arranging thoughts, and mentally assessing lots of “What if?” scenarios. There are many subtypes and themes; each deeply distressing to the person who cannot stop obsessing about them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ My special guest on healthHackers™ episode 54 is India Haylor - psychotherapist and founder of OCD Excellence. She’s been working in OCD for 17 years in both the UK and USA. India also has OCD - and the therapists she trains have had personal experience with it too (it’s part of the hiring criteria). ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this episode, hear India discuss: ⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Ep 53 with psychologist and nutritionist Dr Nicole Beurkens

    11/12/2020 Duración: 57min

    Child behavior challenges, anxiety, ADHD & autism - and the role of nutrition and lifestyle factors. Dr Nicole Beurkens is known as one of the only clinical psychologists in the world with advanced degrees in nutrition and special education who has spent over 20 years helping families identify the root of their children’s behavior, attention, anxiety, or mood disorders - sometimes where other specialists have failed - using lifestyle solutions before medication. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s also a mother-of-four, an award-winning therapist, a published researcher, international consultant, author of two books - and somehow still has time to lead a team of clinicians at her treatment center in Michigan. After learning about Dr Beurkens’ integrative work, I was really keen to interview her on healthHackers. When I was teenager, at least two practitioners linked my debilitating anxiety to fluctuating blood sugar levels. It resulted in a major dietary shift for me (and my family). At the time, we knew barely anything about poss

  • Ep 52 with Dr Gina Serraiocco

    30/10/2020 Duración: 32min

    Bolstering the most powerful tool we have against COVID-19

  • Ep 50 with functional dentistry expert Dr Mark Burhenne

    11/09/2020 Duración: 54min

    Have you ever heard of mouth taping? I recently posted about it on my Instagram Stories the other week (@healthhackers). I’d seen functional dentistry expert and creator of AsktheDentist.com Dr Mark Burhenne talking about it, so I asked my followers if they wanted me to record a healthHackers episode with him. The result of the vote was a majority YES. Well, here we are.

  • Ep 49 with skin specialist and clinical nutritionist Jennifer Fugo

    28/08/2020 Duración: 35min

    Eczema, psoriasis, hives, dermatitis, rosacea… have you ever dealt with a chronic skin rash? If yes, I know your misery. And so does this week’s healthHacker’s expert guest - more so than most. As a functional clinical nutritionist specializing in chronic rashes (and who’s suffered with her own painful skin issues) Jennifer Fugo is the go-to practitioner for her clients who are trying to figure out what’s underlying their rashes, plus any accompanying symptoms, like brain fog, chronic fatigue, autoimmunity and gut health issues. It was Jennifer’s experience of successfully improving her own painful eczema that inspired her to help others figure out the root causes of their chronic rashes. She’s the founder of Skinterrupt - an online hub of information on a variety of difficult skin conditions, and the host of the Healthy Skin Show podcast. Jennifer is also a member of the American Nutrition Association, an advisor for the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and authored the book ‘The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper

  • Ep 48 with ‘The Carb Addiction Doc’ - Dr Robert Cywes

    24/07/2020 Duración: 43min

    If you’ve seen Dr Robert Cywes on his YouTube channel you’ll be familiar with his straight talking, no fuss videos aimed at those looking to find out what's at the root of their diabetes or obesity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ His medical background includes 18 years of performing obesity surgery (over 8000 times). He’s also a board certified pediatric general surgeon and specializes in helping adults and teenagers through his practice in Palm Beach, Florida.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dr Cywes used to weigh nearly 300 pounds - and has described his experience as an “ongoing journey” of losing weight and understanding why he became heavy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do not expect this episode of healthHackers to be a lecture on eating less and exercising more. Dr Cywes is known for taking a different approach. One that looks at tackling addiction to carbohydrates. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Ep 47 with transformative coach, anxiety author & entrepreneur, Nicola Bird

    10/07/2020 Duración: 41min

    After more than 20 years of anxiety and panic attacks (that were so bad she didn’t leave the house for weeks at a time), Nicola discovered “a completely new way of understanding how human beings create their experience of anxiety and how to dissolve it almost effortlessly.” She wrote a book about her insights: ‘A Little Peace of Mind: The Revolutionary Solution for Freedom from Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Stress,’ and runs programs coaching others about the understanding she discovered. The first time I saw Nicola was when one of her videos popped up in my Facebook feed. The way she described her former anxious thinking was so relatable (anxiety and me go back a long way

  • Ep 46 with The Allergy Chef

    26/06/2020 Duración: 47min

    Can you imagine living with over 200 food allergies and intolerances? A few years ago, Kathlena, a.k.a. The Allergy Chef was told she had only 30 days left to live. Her sensitivities are so prevalent she can’t even drink most water and has spent the last four years wearing an industrial mask to protect her from airborne allergies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite this, she’s devoted to helping others living with allergies or special dietary requirements to create safe and tasty meals. Kathlena runs an allergy-friendly bakery and catering business here in the San Francisco Bay Area, has produced several cookbooks and offers online courses too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ healthHackers listeners, you know that food allergies are a topic close to my own heart, and Kathlena’s mission, she says, is to change the world “one bite at a time.” In episode 46, you’ll hear Kathlena’s views on: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Ep 45 with sleep researcher & PhD student of clinical psychology, Christina Pierpaoli Parker

    15/05/2020 Duración: 44min

    If your sleep habits feel like they’ve shifted since the coronavirus crisis began - I think you’re going to enjoy healthHackers episode 45 with sleep researcher, PhD student resident of clinical psychology at the University of Alabama, and committee member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Christina Pierpaoli Parker. Christina’s work has featured in numerous publications including the Journal of Aging & Health, and Clinical Gerontologist. She also writes for Psychology Today covering sleep, aging and sexual wellness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this episode, we cover: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Ep 44 with psychologist Dr Richard Tedeschi

    17/04/2020 Duración: 26min

    Have you heard of ‘post-traumatic growth’? Psychologist Dr Richard Tedeschi developed the term with his colleague in the mid-90s.  Right now, while most of America remains under some form of lockdown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, I asked the eminent, award-winning trauma specialist how a person can transform in a positive way after suffering or adversity. Dr Tedeschi is now Professor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, and holds the position of Distinguished Chair at the Boulder Crest Institute for Post-Traumatic Growth in Virginia. In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Ep 43 with relationship author John Gray

    03/04/2020 Duración: 30min

    Keys to a better love life, and boosting testosterone among men. [This episode was recorded in London just before I relocated to America.] John Gray is one of the best-known and bestselling relationship authors of all time. He’s written 26 books and is most famous for his iconic ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ franchise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ John has been teaching millions of men and women how to achieve more fulfilling love lives for over 40 years - and it might come as a surprise to hear that, prior to training as a psychologist, he was a celibate monk for nine years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We filmed this episode of healthHackers behind the scenes at the UK’s first Health Optimization Summit in London where John delivered his keynote speech, about the ways that stress and hormones affect men and women differently within a relationship. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this episode, you’ll hear John’s views on: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Ep 42 with psychologist and leadership expert Ron Riggio PhD

    27/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    healthHackers is back! Thanks for hanging in there for me while I moved to America.

  • Ep 41 with clinical psychologist Dr Ramani Durvasula

    20/09/2019 Duración: 35min

    Toxic people and how to take back your life. This is a must-listen for anybody who interacts with other human beings! It’s the second time Dr Ramani has appeared as my guest on healthHackers® and once again she blew me away with her supreme expertise on dealing with selfish, entitled and narcissistic partners, family members, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. My first interview with Dr Ramani last year became the MOST-WATCHED and MOST-COMMENTED-ON video of all time on the healthHackers® YouTube channel. Her latest book, “Don't You Know Who I Am?": How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility,” is about to go on sale and Dr R spoke to me ahead of its release to share some fascinating insights. In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Ep 40 with IVF and fertility pioneer Professor Simon Fishel

    30/08/2019 Duración: 38min

    My guest this week is responsible for more than 30,000 babies! Professor Simon Fishel is a multi-award-winning scientist and fertility treatment specialist. He was part of the original pioneering team at the world’s first in vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinic in 1980. Since then, he’s dedicated his career to helping people have children. He founded CARE Fertility - a network of IVF centres in the UK, and is also the CEO of ProFaM - a company that recently made headlines after launching a medical procedure that could delay the menopause by 20 years using ovarian tissue freezing. In this episode, you’ll discover:

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