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  • Writer's pictureSophie Bostock, PhD

The Food Medic Podcast

It was a tremendous privilege to be invited to speak to Dr Hazel Wallace, aka The Food Medic. Hazel is currently working as a doctor looking after patients with long covid, in tandem with running a hugely successful podcast and various social media endeavours.

Our chat brought Hazel's podcast to the end of its 5th series, and I wholeheartedly recommend tuning into the back catalogue to learn about all aspects of health, nutrition and wellbeing.

We talked about:

  • Why do we sleep? And why is it so important?

  • The 8 hour rule and can you sleep too much?

  • Can you make up for sleep debt on the weekend?

  • Tips on how to achieve a good nights sleep

  • Sleep tracking devices – help or hinder sleep?

Plus some great listener questions including:

  1. “If I’m a light sleeper – does that mean I’m not achieving deep sleep?”

  2. “Is melatonin effective for sleep problems? Or just jet lag?”

  3. “CBD is widely marketed as a sleep aid – what does the evidence say?”

  4. "Relationship between food and sleep – foods we should avoid/include”

  5. “Why do some people remember their dreams and others don’t? Is it down to sleep quality?”

To listen to the podcast, search for 'The Food Medic' on your usual podcast provider, follow Hazel on Instagram @thefoodmedic or check out her website to see all the previous episodes at a glance.

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