Welcome to Episode 10! We've all been there. Lunch is over, the afternoon workload is looming, and the clouds in your brain are starting to form. Your brain always gets foggy around this time of day, and just as you feel it on the horizon, the bloating starts. Within a few moments, your eyelids are heavy, and you're ready for a nap. It must be 3 pm. … [Read more...]
Free and Inspired Radio
From bloated and tired to free and inspired! Welcome to Free and Inspired Radio with Philip Watkins.
The title says it all. This show is all about feeling free and inspired and exploring the many different avenues you can take to get there. Whether it’s deep dives on digestive and mental health solutions or guests who offer their own stories and answers, we hope the podcast can be a guide you can rely on to unlock the agency you have to reach your mental and physical sovereignty.
Episode 9 is upon us, and this week we’re going to be covering how your digestive system may be making your sense of fatigue worse. In this episode, we’re going to be looking at how your digestive system can make you feel tired and foggy and how you can look into it a little further to help gain a better understanding of what to do about it. … [Read more...]
In this episode, we will be looking at the next steps to take when your sleep aids stop working and you find yourself still waking up for no reason. Now, it’s fair to say I prescribe a few things in the clinic that raise my patients’ eyebrows. No more so than when I prescribe a herbal and nutritional formula for blood sugar levels to be taken in the morning to fix a … [Read more...]
In episode 7, we explore a concept very close to my heart—nutrition as currency. I’ve been using this analogy with my patients for over a decade now. In this episode, we’re going to spend some time trying to introduce it to you. After years of helping people break this question down relevant to their situation, I’ve created a framework that focuses more on a way of thinking … [Read more...]
In episode 6, we ask whether your digestive system can make your anxiety worse. The answer is most likely, yes. This episode is all about helping you understand some of the different ways digestion and your brain interact to either amplify your anxiety or create it in the first place. Solutions wise we’ll touch on include how increasing your dietary fibre can help and the … [Read more...]
So, estimates on just how much the global anti-ageing industry is worth currently range from US$30 to over US$100 billion. Creams, serums and just about anything that can be applied or ingested most likely, it seems, has some form of anti-ageing potential. For a price, of course. In this episode, Philip talks about another form of ageing, internal ageing. More importantly, … [Read more...]
The chances that IBS affects either you or someone you know, whether in the form of bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhoea, reflux or nausea, are pretty high in these modern times. Mostly, though, the mystery surrounding its solution or how it started in the first place can remain unsolved. This mystery is what we are here to explore in this episode and interestingly, it may be … [Read more...]
Probiotics, prebiotics or a combination of both? Let's take a more detailed look at some of the fundamental elements of antibiotic recovery and how you can take control. For example, probiotics can help with some acute symptoms, such as antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, especially in children. Prebiotics, in the form of dietary fibre, can help rejuvenate the diversity … [Read more...]