Body Talk

Body Talk 22/6/16

Did you know that housework can actually be good for you? Well a report that I came across this week says it is, however I do feel that this was…

 
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Body Talk 15/6/16

Tonight my guest was Vernon Harris, hypnotherapist. From an early age Vernon displayed intuitive concern and empathy towards those with problems. He is a qualified teacher and lecturer, with over…

 
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Body Talk 8/6/16

Tonight my guest was Dr Reshma Rakshit, Gastroenterologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects up to one in five adults. It is a condition that is characterised by…

 
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Body Talk 1/6/16

Obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years. We seem to have a dietary epidemic. We know more than ever about the food we eat,yet we still can’t seem…

 
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Body Talk 25/5/16

Recent research has revealed some new aspects of the often referred to condition of ADHD. This is a disorder mostly linked to children and is linked to hyperactivity. It now…

 
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Body Talk 17/5/16

Yoga really is good for you!! Researchers recruited a group of volunteers to find out whether it could improve memory and the results were all in favour of yoga.It enhanced…

 
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Body Talk 11/5/16

We always used to think of fat as the bad guy in food. We knew sugar was fattening but we didn’t realuy consider it’s effects on the body. Now the…

 
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Body Talk 4/5/16

    This week my guest was Nick Dale, Naturopath, and we were talking about iridology. It’s a fascinating subject and Nick was able to accurately pinpoint a couple of…

 
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Body Talk 27/4/16

Great news for all you coffee drinkers. Coffee is good for you!! Apparently it doesn’t cause palpitations but may even strengthen the heart.That’s according to new research from the American…

 
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Body Talk 20/4/16

We all know that garlic is good for you but it can also help to ward off heart attacks by clearing plaque out of the arteries, and it can help…

 
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Body Talk 27/1/16

Great news for dieters. Scientists are now in the process of researching a gut hormone which could be an appetite suppressant. It can easily be taken in the form of…

 
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Body Talk 20/1/16

Does the mid-life crisis really exist? Scientists have just revealed that it it doesn’t!!. It’s become an accepted phenomenon in films and advertising, but now we’re told it’s not true….

 
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Body Talk 13/1/16

My guest this evening was Mr Shahab Siddiqi ; a Consultant General Surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He is also Lead Pelvic Floor Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital and that what…

 
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Body Talk 6/1/16

Great news for all of us on our new year diets. Scientists have found a hormone that stops sugar cravings. We are constantly surrounded by sugary treats, scientists may have…

 
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Body Talk 23/12/15

We all seem to spend weeks worrying about getting the christmas shopping done. Maybe next year start to plan ahead. Start stocking up with the food and presents as soon…

 
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Body Talk 16/12/15

Good news for those who are worried about the risk of breast cancer. The extreme measure of having to have a double mastectomy may well become a thing of the…

 
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Body Talk 9/12/15

Is your brain male or female? Yes scientists are now researching the differences between the brains of the sexes!! They really are different. Apparently entirely male or female brains are…

 
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Body Talk 2/12/15

How can we stave off the effects of aging? If only we could stop time. Unfortunately that’s not looking likely. So do we just sit back and accept the fact…

 
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Body Talk 25/11/15

Did you know that teenagers are sensitive to light and the glare from mobiles and tablets could be keeping them awake at night. From the age of 9 to 15…

 
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Body Talk 11/11/15

This week I reported on the Ataxia UK Conference. This is their 50th anniversary year- half a century of doing all that they can to help,people affected by ataxia and…

 
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Body Talk 7/10/15

Tonight my guest was Mr Ali Salih, Consultant Breast Surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He was here to discuss breast cancer as October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer…

 
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Time to bust some myths about what we’ve been told. A bit like we were told to avoid fats all those years ago, now we find that we’ve been misinformed…

 
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16/9/15

Tonight my guest was Sue Cook from Brainbuzzz. She’s been on the show a couple of times before and she was here again to update us on all of the…

 
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Body Talk 9/9/15

Tonight my guest was Mr Pete Acher; Consultant Urologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He was discussing prostate disease and diagnosis. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in…

 
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Body Talk 2/9/15

Are you young at heart? Most of us feel that we are, but shocking new research has revealed that our heart age may be much more than our physical age….

 
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Body Talk 26/8/15

Bad news girls, apparently we’re putting on weight because we’re not doing enough housework!! A new study has suggested that we are doing less housework than we were in the…

 
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Body Talk 19/8/15

Tonight my guest was Dr Zia Mazhar; a gastroenterologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. She was discussing, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD ( Inflammatory Bowel Disease). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is…

 
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Body Talk 12/8/15

Are superfoods really that super? A new report out this week suggests that it may be all hype. Whilst there are no doubt many benefits to eating more natural foods,…

 
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Body Talk 29/7/15

My guest this evening was Mr John Targett, orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital and Director of Orthopaedics at Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust for over 5 years. Mr Targett…

 
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Body Talk 22/7/15

Try turning to nature for painkillers rather than the over the counter drugs. You may be surprised at how good nature is!! Try tomato juice for muscle cramps. It’s a…

 
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Body Talk 15/7/15

Get some colour into your life. Yes do it!! Colour really does have a bigger effect on most of us than we realise. There are many companies toting their colour…

 
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Body Talk 8/7/15

The University of York recently ran one of the largest yoga studies which was funded by Arthritis Research UK. Teachers from The British Wheel of Yoga and Iyengar Yoga designed…

 
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Body Talk 1/7/15

A new study has revealed that the vegetarian diet  is best for weight loss. If you cut out meat altogether and stick to a high protein low carb diet, you…

 
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Body Talk 17/6/15

OMG!! The news I’ve been waiting to hear has finally arrived. Chocolate is good for you, not just dark chocolate but milk chocolate as well!! I can’t believe it’s true….

 
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Body Talk 10/6/15

My guest this evening was Rebekah Taylor, a physiotherapist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Rebekah qualified in 2008 and specialises in womens health as well as musculoskeletal therapy. Rebekah was talking…

 
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Body Talk 3/6/15

Watch out for those heels girls!! They may look fabulous but latest research warns of the dangers of long term heel users. It can shorten the calf muscles, damage the…

 
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Body Talk 27/5/15

This week I was joined by Mr Taleb Jeddy, a consultant general surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. Mr Jeddy qualified in 1981 and offers private consultation, treatment and…

 
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Body Talk 20/5/15

Tonight my guest was  Sarah Vine from Inspirit Coaching, accompanied by her good friend and colleague Angel. Sarah was a guest on the show a few years ago and so…

 
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Body Talk 6/5/15

Did you know that eating a handful of peanuts every day could reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 38% and reduces your chance of premature death by…

 
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Body Talk 29/4/15

Do you know your calories? I’m sure most of us are roughly aware that sugar has a lot of calories and fruit and veg have few, but how does that…

 
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Body Talk 15/4/15

Can you balance on one leg? If not, get practising, it could help save your life!! A test was devised last year to determine life expectancy. That test was for…

 
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Body Talk 8/4/15

Tonight my guest was Mr Paul Chatrath, an ENT consultant at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. He qualified in 1995 and offers private consultation, treatment and surgery for all sorts…

 
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Body Talk 25/3/15

How to help your heart was the theme of this week’s show. Bad gums could be an indication of heart problems. But researchers aren’t sure which comes first, wehether the…

 
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Body Talk 18/3/15

Make the most of your time. We all spend far too much time worrying and stressing over things that may never happen. We are also guilty of procrastinating far too…

 
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Body Talk 11/3/15

Tonight my guest was Linda Johnson, talking about her experience of cancer and the drugs used to treat it. It has recently been announced that some cancer drugs are going…

 
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Body Talk 4/3/15

Tonight my guest was Dr Farooq Maniyar, who was here to discuss migraines. Dr Maniyar is an expert on headache disorders, runs a headache clinic at Basildon Hospital and a…

 
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Body Talk 25/2/15

Tonight my guest was Dr Debi Ray, Consultant Paediatrician at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Debi was talking about autism. Debi sees all children from newborn to 18, for a whole range…

 
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Body Talk 18/2/15

Tonight my guests were Mandy and Daniel Scott, talking about toxic shock syndrome. Their story is particularly heartbreaking as Mandy’s daughter, sister of Daniel, died two years ago on Valentine’s…

 
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Body Talk 11/2/15

Try some turmeric to keep you mentally sharp. According to research it may also stave off early stage diabetes. The active compound in turmeric is curcumin, and this is the…

 
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Body Talk 4/2/15

  Today Cancer Research UK launched a new campaign to get us all to check regularly for the red flag signs of cancer. If it’s caught early enough there is…

 
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Body Talk 28/1/15

My guest this evening was Dr Dipak Mukherjee, Consultant Chest Physician at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He was discussing breathlessness and coughing as symptoms of respiratory illness. Most of us have…

 
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Body Talk 21/1/15

Are those new year resolutions falling by the wayside already? Don’t worry, just start again. Here are a few tips if you’re struggling: Make a list and make your goals…

 
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Body Talk 7/1/15

Yes it’s that New Year Resolution time again, and as per usual there will be approximately 88 per cent of us that fail to stick to them. So are you…

 
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Body Talk 17/12/14

Tonight my guest was Dr Mathias Toth, Consultant in General and Geriatric Medicine at Spire Hartswood Hospital, talking about osteoporosis. This is a medical condition in which the bones become…

 
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Body Talk 3/12/14

Olive oil can prevent heart failure by making a damaged heart function more efficiently. Oleate, which is a common fat in the oil, helps the heart to contract and pump…

 
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Body Talk 26/11/14

Tonight my guest was Dr Ben Huntley, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Spire Hartswood Hospital. We spoke about the complex subject of pain. Because perception and tolerance of…

 
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Body Talk 19/11/14

What can we do to protect our skin in the winter months? All of this dry cold weather can be really damaging so a good idea is to turn to…

 
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Body Talk 12/1/14

Tonight my guests were Sharon Williams and Caroline Tichborne from Action For Family Carers.  Carer Support Groups and drop-ins are run by a Carer Support and Development Worker and these…

 
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Body Talk 5/11/14

Find out your brain age by taking a new test that’s just been published by Public Health England. We try to take care of our health in various different ways,…

 
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Body Talk

This week I was joined by Mr Russell Pearson, Consultant Opthalmologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He was discussing vision correction surgery. Lens-based vision correction surgery is essentially the same as…

 
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Body Talk 22/10/14

Did you know that arguing with your partner can make you put on weight? It’s been proved according to latest research, living in a hostile environment affects the way your…

 
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Body Talk 1/10/14

Click below to listen to the show again: There’s a brand new watch on the market, but not one that you might want to rush out and buy. It’s the…

 
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Body Talk 24/9/14

I recently came across a group locally that I thought may be of help to quite a few people in the community ; Action for Family Carers. They aim to…

 
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Body Talk 3/9/14

Spinach could be the new superfood when it comes to dieting. There’s a special extract that can be used to curb the hunger pangs. Try it and see. Maybe Popeye…

 
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Body Talk 27/8/14

Tinnitus is on the increase according to new research. It’s a common problem among musicians as it can be triggered by repeated exposure to loud noise. The sensitive hairs lining…

 
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Body Talk 20/8/14

My guest this evening was Jenny Rooks, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, from Crushes Clinic in Pilgrims Hatch. Jenny has recently become Course Director for CBT Training at London Southbank University, which…

 
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Body Talk 13/8/14

The latest diet craze is vinegar!!! Yes it’s true. cider vinegar has traditionally been used as a remedy for all sorts of ills, but now it’s being used to aid…

 
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Body Talk 6/8/14

My guest today was Mr Sabu Jacob, Consultant General Surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Mr Jacob qualified in 1986 and has many years experience working in King Georges Hospital, Queens…

 
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Body Talk 30/7/14

Tonight my guest was Natasha Brailey, Hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy has been proven to be successful in so many areas ; smoking, weight, loss, confidence, phobias to name but a few. It…

 
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Body Talk 23/7/14

Tonight my guest was Dr Parag Jasani, consultant haematologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He was talking tonight about blood clots. Essentially DVT and a blood clot are the same thing,…

 
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Body Talk – 16/7/14

My guest tonight was Judy Lewis, personal Trainer. Judy came on the show about 6 months ago, not just talking about her successes with personal training and fitness, but also…

 
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Body Talk 9/7/14

Do you keep forgetting where you’ve put things? Do you  walk into a room and forget why you’re there? It happens more frequently as we get older. One theory is…

 
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Body Talk 25/6/14

Tonight my guest was Noorie Jiwa-Madison from Derma Aesthetics; talking about the Venus Freeze Treatment. Venus Freeze Concept is the first and only pain free aesthetic solution for Facial and…

 
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Body Talk 11/6/14

My guest this evening was Heather Prince, Life Coach. Heather is no ordinary Life Coach though, she is tackling one of the most daunting and scariest issues that we have…

 
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Body Talk 3/6/14

At last it’s been proven by research. There is such a thing as comfort eating!! I think we all knew that anyway, but research has now proven that stress actually…

 
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Body Talk 28/5/14

My guest tonight was Ches Moulton. Ches is an inspirational speaker, therapist and coach. He specialises in working with people who suffer from stress and dysfunctional relationships. Ches is redefining…

 
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Body Talk 21/5/14

My  guest on the show this evening was Sue Cooke from Brainbuzzz. Neuro developmental issues are a sensory problem, a problem of interaction with the world, not a low IQ….

 
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Body Talk 13/5/14

We’re constantly advised that giving up smoking is better for our health. Which indeed it is, but what are the alternatives? The latest self help tool on the market is…

 
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Body Talk 7/5/14

My guest on the show this evening was Ms Desiree Kolomainen, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. She specialises in cancers of the female reproductive organs, including ovarian cancer,…

 
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Body Talk 16/4/14

According to new research 85% of UK  citizens have more positive than negative daily experiences. people in the UK are are some of the most satisfied in the industrialised world!!…

 
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Body Talk 9/4/14

My guest this evening was Dale Rutherford from Beyond Physical. She is a therapist for BEST, which is the Bio-energetic Synchronisation Technique. This is a system of healthcare that is…

 
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Body Talk 5/3/14

The best thing you can do to increase your chances of living longer is to stay socially active. It may increase your chances of a longer life by up to…

 
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Body Talk 19/2/14

Goji berries really are good for you. In the region of northern China where they are grown and eaten on a daily basis, there are 16 times as many centenarians…

 
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Body Talk 29/1/14

What’s good for you and what’s not? There’s so much advice offered from so may different sources it’s difficult to know where to start. Tonight I shared a few tips…

 
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Body Talk 22/1/14

There’s been a lot in the news lately about sugar. Rather than avoiding fat in our diet we should be looking at the sugar content. In a simple breakfast cereal…

 
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Body Talk 15/1/14

Joining me this evening on body Talk was Mr Kesava Mannur, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Mr Mannur specialises in weight loss surgery including gastric band, gastric bypass…

 
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Body Talk 8/1/14

It’s that time of year again for the New Year resolutions, and how quickly they fade, but if you only stick to one just try to get a bit more…

 
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Body Talk 19/12/13

My guest this evening was Jonathan Shaw, a specialist  in chronic pain. He was explaining  how we often treat the symptoms of pain and not the cause. Jonathan likes to…

 
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Body Talk 11/12/13

We sleep for approximately one third of our lives; at least we should do. Now surveys show that we now have an epidemic of poor sleep. At least one third…

 
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Body Talk 4/12/13

What’s your real age? You might have reached a certain number of years but your body might be aging faster. Depending on diet and lifestyle your body could be anywhere…

 
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Body Talk 27/11/13

Did you know that male vegetarians live longer than females? It’s a fact according to a recent survey in California. They are also less likely to suffer from any form…

 
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Body Talk 20/11/13

My guest this evening was Sarah Vine from Inspirit Coaching, and she was talking about Earth Angels. She has been called the “healer that heals the healers”, because she assists…

 
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Body Talk – 13/11/13

Joining me this evening was Mr Iain Lennox, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Mr Lennox specialises in surgery on the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot, particularly arthroscopic…

 
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Body Talk 6/11/13

Herbs and spices are common items in most of our kitchen cupboards, but what do we do with them? After we’ve used a dash of something spicy in a curry…

 
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Body Talk 30/10/13

Talking on the fascinating subject of crystal healing this evening was Natasha Brailey. Crystals have a long tradition of being used for crystal healing. Each variety of crystal has a…

 
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Body Talk 23/10/13

I was very privileged this week to have as my guest Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. He very rarely visits this country, but he was visiting this week for a series of…

 
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Body Talk 16/10/13

My guest this evening was Sue Cook  from Brainbuzzz. When Sue’s son was 6 years old he was diagnosed with dyslexia, and was told that there was nothing that could…

 
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Body Talk 2/10/13

My guest this eveing was Mr Miles Banwell, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Spire Hartswood hospital in Brentwood. Mr Banwell qualified in 1994 and works within the NHS as…

 
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Body Talk 25/9/13

My guest this evening was Evelyn Quek, a practitioner of ancient Tibetan Medicine. She is a student of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a well known ancient Tibetan Medicine teacher and head…

 
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Body Talk 18/9/13

My guests this evening were Acer and Andrew Morgan, from Forever Living Products, which promotes the benefits of using Aloe Vera. Acer first became interested in Aloe Vera when she…

 
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Body Talk 11/9/13

My guest this week was Dale Rutherford, BEST therapist. BEST stands for Bio Energetic Synchronisation Technique. It is a system of healthcare that balances the mind, body, memory and soul…

 
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Body Talk 4/9/13

My guest on the show this week was Dr Parag Jasani, consultant haematologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. Dr Jasani qualified in 2001 and offers his services within the…

 
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Body Talk 28/8/13

My guest this evening was Jenny Rooks, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, or CBT for short. CBT is a relatively new approach to counselling or psychotherapy. Instead of raking over old issues,…

 
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Body Talk 21/8/13

Apparently the average amount of sleep that we get has dropped to about six and a half hours. Which for most of us is far less than we need. Things…

 
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Body Talk 14/8/13

It’s time to boost your confidence, but what can you do? Sit up straight. Upright posture can help boost your mood. Spray a fresh scent. It enlivens the brain and…

 
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Body Talk 31/7/13

Have you considered the effect of music on your mood and even on your health? Sometimes a piece of music can bring memories flooding back. It may be a fond…

 
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Body Talk 24/7/13

What’s the best exercise? It’s apparently a myth that strenuous exercise helps you lose weight. After about an hour of intensive working out you probably burn off around 200 calories;…

 
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Body Talk 17/7/13

With all of this wonderful sunshine it’s very tempting to be out in it a much as possible. Try using some natural alternatives to your usual sunscreen. Red raspberry seed…

 
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Body Talk 10/7/13

I was joined this evening by Mr Alagappan Sivaraman. He is a former consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St Bart’s and The London NHS Trust, now a full time  private consultant…

 
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Body Talk 3/7/13

My guest this week was Cliff  O’Gorman, Honorary Spokesman for the charity Children With Cancer UK. Cancer is the biggest child killer disease in the UK. Over 3,500 youngsters, including…

 
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Body Talk 27/6/13

Apparently it’s not good to count the calories!! Researchers from the North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that although very young children seem to be affected by the amount…

 
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Body Talk 19/6/13

Tonight my guest was Helen Tebbutt, consultant gynaecologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood. Helen is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and has been medically qualified for over…

 
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Body Talk 15/5/13

Are you getting enough nutrients? Malnutrition is normally something we’d associate with a third world country but it’s reckoned that around 2 million Brits are malnourished, and another 3 million…

 
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Body Talk 17/4/13

This week I was joined by Dr Charlot Grech, Consultant Dermatologistat Spire Hartswood Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Member of the British Association…

 
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Body Talk 10/4/13

Did you know how much of your personality is revealed by your face? It is also good for helping you to draw on your strengths and minimise you weaknesses. Big…

 
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Body Talk 13/3/13

This week I was joined by Mr Niaz Islam, Consultant Opthalmologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He is a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the…

 
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Body Talk 12/2/13

Have you ever tried acupuncture? Acupuncturists have first- degree level qualifications and adhere to strict codes of practise. According to research, it can be helpful for a number of different…

 
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Body Talk 6/2/13

This week I was joined by Mr Jonathan Benjamin, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He is a member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. Tonight we were discussing…

 
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Cosmetic surgery and the TOWIE effect

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood hospital, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Mr Manu Sood, consultant plastic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital, about cosmetic surgery and, in particular,…

 
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Body Talk 12/6/12

Coming up to Christmas we need to stay as healthy as possible and try to avoid those christmas hangovers. Eating asparagus is supposed to help. A study found that extracts…

 
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Body Talk 28/11/12

Tonight’s guest was oculoplastic surgeon Sabrina Shah-Desai from Spire Hartswood Hospital. Sabrina was talking about the specialist work she does for patients with a condition called dry eye.This is when…

 
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Podiatry and Physical Fitness

I was joined in the studio by Shulagh Jacobs, a veteran physical training professional who has developed  a successful program dedicated to weight loss and fitness training. She spoke about…

 
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Body Talk 6/11/12

Why do we get cravings? What’s your body trying to tell you? If you’re craving salt you could be zinc deficient. If you haven’t got enough zinc you can’t taste…

 
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Body Talk 31/10/12

Tonight’s guest was Mr AK Salih, consultant breast surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Although his first love is the care and treatment of women with breast disease or concerns, he…

 
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Body Talk 24/10/12

My guest this evening was Lois Shilton, Yoga Teacher. There are many different types of yoga and Lois teaches Iyengar yoga. This is a system of exercise using classical yoga…

 
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Body Talk 17/10/12

Tonight my guest was the inspirational Sheila Steptoe, Motivational speaker and Author. Sheila works in ways to improve the lives of her clients and to help remove blocks that are…

 
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Body Talk 3/10/12 – interview with Mike Conyers

Click here to listen again to the interview: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Tonight my guest was Mike Conyers, Physiotherapist, talking to us about back problems. The average…

 
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Body Talk 10/10/12

This evening we welcomed back Mr Ali Al-Sabti, one of the consultant orthopaedic surgeons at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Ali specialises in shoulder problems. Apparently it’s the most mobile joint in…

 
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Body Talk 26/9/12

The fascinating topic of past life regression was the subject of this week’s show. My guest was Anjalee Carey. Have you had deja vu? Do you feel you or a…

 
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Body Talk 19/9/12 – interview with Louise Larner

Louise Larner talks to Mel Watson about climbing to Base Camp of Everest …

 
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Body Talk 12/9/12

Tonight my guest was the very colourful Wilma Seston, talking about Chakras and their meanings. Each colour of the rainbow relates to a different chakra or energy centre in the…

 
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Body Talk 5/9/12

What a great time we had tonight with my special guest Clare Gale, Naturopath. One of Clare’s specialist areas is food intolerance testing. Unsuitable foods can be the cause of…

 
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Body Talk 29/8/12

Tonight my guest was Chrissie Astell, Spiritual educator. Chrissie runs celebrated angel workshops and spiritual development courses. She is the author of Advice from Angels, Discovering Angels, Gifts From Angels…

 
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Body Talk 22/8/12

Joining me on the show this evening were Deputy matron and Breast Care Nurse Specialist alex edghill and one of Spire Hartswood’s patients Graham Willingale. Alex and Graham were talking…

 
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Body Talk 15/8/12

It was great to have Keith Sparling, Osteopath on the show this evening. I had the opportunity to ask him about the difference betwen an osteopath and a chiropractor. As…

 
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Body Talk 8/8/12

Hints and tips on a few quick fixes to keep you going when there’s no time to rest. For puffy late night party eyes, try placing a slice of avocado…

 
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Body talk 1/8/12

Hi. Great to be back with you again on Body Talk. Sharing with you all of the latest news and views on health issues. A great start talking about how…

 
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Lung cancer & respiratory disease: what you need to know

This week on Body Talk, in association with Spire Hartswood hospital, Jules Bottazzi talked to consultant chest physician Dr Dipak Mukherjee about respiratory disease. Dr Mukherjee treats chronic obstructive lung…

 
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New advances in eye treatment

This week on Body Talk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Mr Jag Chawla, consultant ophthalmologist and oculo-plastic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Jag talked about…

 
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Interview with Malcolm Bigg of Diabetes UK

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Malcolm Bigg, Chair of the Diabetes UK Voluntary Group in Brentwood. There are 3,000 people living…

 
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Knees and knee replacement surgery

This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi was joined by Mr Iain Lennox, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Mr Lennox specialises in ankle replacement surgery, sports injuries, cruciate ligament…

 
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Fundraising for health

Tonight on Body Talk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi chatted to 12-year-old Stanley Jopson from Pilgrim’s Hatch. Stanley was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago…

 
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Trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain

Tonight on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi chatted to consultant neurosurgeon Jonathan Pollock about facial pain and particularly trigeminal neuralgia – a surprisingly common condition, with…

 
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Dementia: the “quiet crisis”

This week on Body Talk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi talked to Jo Coughlan, manager of Anisha Grange care home in Billericay about what David Cameron recently…

 
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Fabrice Muamba and the cardiologist

This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi talked about the shocking story of Bolton Wanderers’ Fabrice Muamba’s heart attack while playing at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon. It’s been widely…

 
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Health news this week

Tonight on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi rounded up all the news from the world of health this week, including: …The nappy cream that TOWIE stars…

 
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This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi was joined by consultant cardiologist Dr Javed Akhtar to talk about fainting, blood pressure and the heart. Dr…

 
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And now for something completely different

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi looked at easy ways to start your fitness kick (get off the bus one stop early; walk up…

 
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Blue January

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, the subject was the January blues – why we get them and what we can do about it! Jules Bottazzi…

 
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Focus on: children’s eye problems

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi chatted to consultant ophthalmologist Mr Dawidek about children’s eye problems. Mr Dawidek explained the causes and symptoms of…

 
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A festive Bodytalk

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi presented a Christmas-themed edition rounding up all the health tips for the Christmas season – from taking milk…

 
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Obesity and the British woman

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi focused on the recent report that highlighted UK women are the most obese in Europe. A shocking 23.9%…

 
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Reflux surgery – a patient’s story

Click here to listen to the interview again This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi was joined by consultant general surgeon Mr Dip Mukherjee and one of his patients Mr Richard…

 
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Round-up from the world of health

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood hospital, Jules Bottazzi rounded up all the top stories from the world of health, including: The 8-month-old baby whose life was…

 
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This week’s health news

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood hospital, Jules Bottazzi rounded up all the main stories from the world of health this week – from Michael Jackson’s doctor…

 
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Click here to listen to the interview again This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Dr Emma Staples, a consultant clinical oncologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, who…

 
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Giving pain the elbow

Click here to listen to the interview again This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi was joined by Mr Sunil Auplish, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. Sunil…

 
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This week’s health news round-up

This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi looked at the big stories in the world of health this week – from the news that chocolate…

 
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Thyroid disease – questions and answers

Click here to listen again to the interview This week on Bodytalk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi chatted to two consultants – Dr Eltayeb Marouf, consultant endocrinologist,…

 
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Varicose veins on Bodytalk, 5/7/11

Click here to listen again to the interview This week on Bodytalk, Jules chatted to Mr Taleb Jeddy, one of the consultant general and vascular surgeons at Spire Hartswood Hospital….

 
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Bodytalk 28/6/2011

This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Jane Horti about the charity challenge she is about to take on with her family – walking 1,000 miles around the coast…

 
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Bodytalk 14th June – ENT

Click here to listen again to the interview This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Mr Christopher Dunn, a consultant ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) surgeon at Spire Hartswood…

 
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Diabetes Awareness Week on Bodytalk

This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi was joined by Una and Jo, nurses from  South West Essex Community Services, to talk about Diabetes Awareness Week next week. Una and Jo…

 
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Bodytalk 10th May – weight loss surgery

Click here to listen again to the interview This week on Bodytalk in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules spoke to Mr Farrukh Khan, a general surgeon at Spire Hartswood…

 
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Bodytalk 19th April

Click here to listen again to the interview This week on Bodytalk, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Mr Karoly David, a consultant neurosurgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital and one of his patients, Shaun,…

 
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Bodytalk 5th April 2011

Tonight on Bodytalk I covered all the health news of the day, including the story this week that the government are using the break to canvas opinion on their NHS…

 
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Mr Mrinal Saharay on Body Talk

Click here to listen again to the interview This week on Body Talk, in association with Spire Hartswood Hospital, Jules Bottazzi talked to Mr Mrinal Saharay, one of the consultant…

 
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Male infertility – Qs and As

Click here to listen again to the interview On this week’s Body Talk, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Mr Sandy Gujral, one of the consultant urologists at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He…

 
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Reynaud’s syndrome and scleroderma

Click here to listen again to the interview Tonight on Body Talk I talked to Professor Chakravarty from Spire Hartswood hospital about Reynaud’s syndrome and the associated condition scleroderma. Professor…

 
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Health news round-up – 4 January

Tonight on Bodytalk Jules Bottazzi presented a round-up of the week’s health news, including: The latest on seasonal flu and why this week will see the number of cases shoot…

 
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Health Round-up – 29 December

On this week’s show Jules Bottazzi did her round-up of this week’s health news, including: * Shocking statistics on how the average weight of a UK male has shot up…

 
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A chat with Dr Marouf about late-onset diabetes

Click here to listen again to the interview This week on Bodytalk I interviewed Dr Eltayeb Marouf, consultant endocrinologist and general medical specialist at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Dr Marouf is…

 
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Self-help group for people affected by depression

This week on Bodytalk I chatted to Sue, who has just set up a self-help group in Billericay for people affected by depression. The group is called DASH and it…

 
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Ankle injuries and how to avoid them

Click here to listen again to the interview On Bodytalk this week, Jules Bottazzi chatted to Mr Krishna Vemulapalli, one of the consultant orthopaedic surgeons at Spire Hartswood Hospital. He…

 
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A talk about cervical cancer with Mr Yatin Thakur

Click here to listen again to the interview On Monday 25th October Jules Bottazzi interviewed Mr Yatin Thakur MD, DNBE, MRCOG, who specialises in gynaecology and obstetrics at Spire Hartswood…

 
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