8 Of The Best Health & Wellness Podcasts

Whether you’re a keen yogi, supplement junkie or clean eating enthusiast, the podcast world is teeming with wellness-based offerings prime to supercharge your knowledge. We’ve rounded up eight of the best – keep scrolling and get listening...

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Dr Chatterjee has practised medicine for nearly 20 years and hosts BBC show Doctor In The House, so rest assured this is research-based, no-nonsense chat. In his podcast, he meets with industry professionals, doctors and researchers to attempt to uncover the truth behind common health myths. Breaking complicated studies down into fascinating, easy-to-understand insights that will leave you feeling inspired to hit Holland & Barret, this podcast comes highly recommended.

BEST EPISODE: If you’re one of the millions of Brits who struggles to get a good night’s sleep, the two-part podcast with Professor Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep, is a must-listen.

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Fit & Fearless

Whether you’re intrigued by CrossFit or are training for a half marathon, look no further. Ideal for gym bunnies and newbies alike, listen to Instagram trainers Tally Rye, Zanna Van Dijk and Victoria Spence chat everything from training plans to nutrition. Prepare for some real workout inspiration and a dose of body confidence – these 30-minute episodes are relatable and insightful.

BEST EPISODE: ‘The Truth About Carbs’ with Helen West and Rosie Saunt from The Rooted Project busts some much-hyped myths that everyone needs to know.

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The Food Medic

The brainchild of Instagram sensation Hazel Wallace, aka The Food Medic, this health-focused podcast is an SL fave. Tune in to hear Hazel and her weekly guest – always an expert in their field – debunk everything from nutrition to training myths. If you’re at all into nutrition and how diet can affect your health, this is the one for you. Expect fertility advice from ‘Gynae Geek’ Dr Anita Mitra, a no-nonsense guide to skin health with consultant dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto and a particularly insightful episode on orthorexia as well as much, much more.

BEST EPISODE: The Gut Health episode with Dr Megan Rossi had us hooked – if you’ve ever had tummy problems, think you may have an intolerance or are baffled by probiotics, listen now. 

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Launched in March this year, Goop’s long-awaited podcast won’t disappoint. The wellbeing mecca may have come under fire for being outlandish and out-of-touch in recent years but the podcasts shows a down-to-earth side to founder Gwyneth Paltrow as she explores themes of wellness, culture, power and positivity with the help of Goop’s chief content office Elise Loehnen. Expect everything from chats on postpartum anxiety to relationship and nutrition advice.

BEST EPISODE: The inaugural episode with Oprah is about as inspirational as it comes, but ‘What We Got Wrong About Nutrition’ with Dr Mark Hyman is also well worth a listen.

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Talking Tastebuds

Ever wondered what Deliciously Ella eats for breakfast, what Melissa Hemsley’s death row meal would be or whether fitness sensation Shona Vertue prefers out of almond or peanut butter? If so, Venetia Falconer’s Talking Tastebuds podcast is one for you. Tune in to hear Venetia dissect her guests’ earliest food memories and desert island dishes – expect appearances from the likes of Bodyism founder James Duigan, the queen of Ayurveda Jasmine Hemsley and nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert.

BEST EPISODE: You’ll be hard-pushed to find an episode you won’t enjoy but Tom Kerridge’s weight-loss journey and Alice Liveing’s insights are a good place to start.

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Ted Talks Health

If medical headlines, daily health habits and ground-breaking research is your thing, check out Ted Talks Health, a podcast dedicated to medicine and health. From debating controversial topics such as the tobacco industry to bringing mental health support to refugees, listen to some of the world’s hottest doctors and researchers discuss their ideas, discoveries and arguments.

BEST EPISODE: We’ve particularly enjoyed Jun Wang’s insights into DNA and how it could affect the health choices we make, as well as Arik Hartmann’s discussion about the stigma surrounding HIV.

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The Doctors Kitchen

Covering a range of topics from the principles of healthy eating to how to prevent and treat illness, Dr Rupy Aujla and his panel of experts break down the latest research to provide actionable tips to supercharge your health. Their premise? What you choose to put on your plate is one of the most important things you can do for your health. With episodes dedicated to eating for bladder and eye health as well as nutrition to tackle cancer and polycystic ovaries, there really is something for everyone.

BEST EPISODE: Intrigued by a plant-based lifestyle? Download ‘Episode 5: Eat Plants’ for an expert’s take on this much-hyped food movement.

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Trioya Talks...

If you’re into your downward dog and are keen to explore the world of yoga, make a beeline for this podcast. While there are only four episodes at present, the bi-weekly podcast features some of the world’s most renowned yoga teachers tackling diverse subjects such as the ethics of yoga and the power of contemplative practice as well as advice for teachers, students and studio owners alike. Proof there’s more to yoga than a Savasana, we predict great things for this recently-launched podcast.

BEST EPISODE: Episode 2 with clinical psychologist Bo Forbes is well worth a listen, focusing on the convergence of yoga and psychotherapy.

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