All Hail Kale

All Hail Kale

By BBC Radio 5 Live

Wellness you can actually trust – from award-winning journalist Tim Samuels. What’s best for your mind, body, diet and mood – served with heaps of expertise & a sprinkling of wit.

Episodes

Positive Thinking For Unlucky People

Does positive thinking work - even if you’re one of the country’s most unlucky people? And revealing how changing your mental state can even improve your immune system.Tim Samuels brings Barrie and Margaret - and their tales of woe - face-to-face with positive-thinking gurus. Will they finally manage to alter their fortunes through a shift of attitude?Tim also hears from a leading mind-body expert that having the right type of mental state - based in meaning - can improve survival rates for serious diseases and lead to better immune systems.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
10/03/20·35m 45s

The Sweet Rise and Fall of Tony The Tiger

The fascinating story of the fat vs sugar wars - and how it’s still misinforming what we eat today. Told through the life story of Tony The Tiger as he fights for his sugary survival today.Tim Samuels hears how the scare caused by President Eisenhower’s heart attack in the 1950s led to six decades of flawed dietary advice, which still persists even today.Against this dietary war between fat and sugar, Tim tracks the rise and fall of cereal mascot Tony The Tiger from one of the twentieth century’s greatest advertising icons, to now facing an imperiled existence as he approaches his eighth decade. A cardiologist and dietician debate how much ‘good fats’ we should actually be eating.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
03/03/20·34m 7s

How to Actually Breathe

Is modern life making many of us breathe ‘incorrectly’ and can changing your breathing technique lower your stress? Tim Samuels puts a horizontal form of breathing to the test. He hears from ‘The Iceman’ Wim Hof, who claims the comforts of life (and clothes) have made us too soft - which is bad for our immune system and minds.An emergency doctor reveals how breathing techniques allow him to perform at his peak when a life and death case comes in. For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
25/02/20·29m 12s

Do extreme routines work?

The extreme routines of the super successful and whether they really improve productivity or just make you feel guilty for not getting up super early.Tim Samuels speaks to tech entrepreneurs - including one whose last meal of the day is at noon and is always in bed by early evening - who all swear by their daily routines. Experts weigh on in whether routines themselves can breed success by freeing up the mind; and if it’s all creating another form of status anxiety for the rest of us.Featuring no-nonsense wisdom from Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
18/02/20·31m 51s

Are Vitamins and Supplements Worth Swallowing?

The truth behind vitamins and supplements, whether we need them and which pills can actually cause serious harm. Tim Samuels also reveals the marketing secrets used to snare us in - from horny goats to snail trails; and the Mafia-like tactics of the industry which were straight out of the mob copybook. Mel Gibson makes a strange cameo too.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
11/02/20·27m 21s

Can You Catch Narcissism?

Can too many selfies push you towards narcissism? Are we in the midst of an epidemic? Tim Samuels takes a selfie-obsessive to be wired up in a lab to see if his picture taking is becoming a danger and whether he actually qualifies as a narcissist.Experts also reveal the tell-tale signs of dating a narcissist.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
04/02/20·26m 38s

How To Be As Fit As A Footballer

We go behind the scenes at Manchester City to reveal the cutting-edge techniques keeping players at peak fitness, as the women’s team prepare for the local derby against Manchester United.Tim Samuels follows Scotland international Caroline Weir across the day to see what paces she’s put through (and exactly what she eats).He also hears from City legend Paul Lake, once tipped as a future England captain, on how today’s methods might have saved his career from devastating injury. For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
28/01/20·33m 49s

Should I Raise My Child Vegan?

A couple’s dilemma over whether or not to raise their newborn vegan, which is a contentious issue that lawmakers overseas have tried to ban.Tim Samuels brings the parents face-to-face with top dietary experts to get the latest health advice, as they make their decision. They hear exactly what it would take to safely raise a baby vegan and what we can all learn from the newest nutritional research.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
21/01/20·24m 49s

Zap Your Mood Better

The exciting promise of technology to tackle depression and anxiety.The show put a wearable device, which sends a light current through the ear lobes, to the test. The results are fascinating.Tim Samuels explores this new frontier for mental health when visiting what’s been labelled the most depressed part of England.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
14/01/20·36m 53s

Is Exercise Insanity?

Revealing how much exercise our bodies and minds actually want - the very latest research. Should we essentially be aping how our caveman ancestors moved? And how burning 1600 calories can be as potent as Prozac.Tim Samuels speaks to experts like Professors Daniel Lieberman and John Ratey - and fitness fanatic Paul Olima, who has been a body double for sports stars Usain Bolt, Anthony Joshua and Mario Balotelli.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to www.bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
07/01/20·27m 41s

New! Wellness experts galore (and Barrie from Grimsby)

Wellness you can actually trust – from award-winning journalist Tim Samuels.What’s best for your mind, body, diet and mood – all served with heaps of expertise and a sprinkling of wit. This is the second series. We’ll be covering topics like: how much exercise our bodies and minds actually want; wearable tech as the new frontier for mental health; the dilemmas of raising a baby vegan; how to be as fit as a Manchester City footballer; whether vitamins and supplements are worth swallowing; the fat vs sugar war that still affects our diets; and whether we’re living through an epidemic of narcissism.For extra content, videos and a regular newsletter go to bbc.co.uk/allhailkale
31/12/19·4m 49s

Tony Robbins: Happiness, The Future & Poison Fish

Global guru Tony Robbins reveals how to attain lasting happiness in today’s crazy world. He candidly discusses his own challenges – and the American Dream’s future in the tech age. A robust chat with the man who has counseled Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey – getting to the heart of how to have more meaning in your life. Series finale.Writer & Presenter: Tim Samuels Executive Producer: Barney Rowntree Producer: Nick Minter Assistant Producer: Sera Baker Mixing & Sound Design: Ali Rezakhani Original Music: Xavior Roide Series Editor: Gloria AbramoffSpecial thanks to National Geographic’s Explorer show. All Hail Kale is made Tonic Productions for BBC Sounds.
12/02/19·39m 34s

Beautiful Builders

What actually slows down ageing? The secrets and crazy claims of the beauty business. Revealing the dream regime that works, even for a bunch of builders.And the pivotal moments when the beauty industry turned itself into a pseudo-science, and an eye-watering $130bn business. Writer & Presenter: Tim Samuels Executive Producer: Barney Rowntree Producers: Chessie Bent and Nick Minter Assistant Producer: Sera Baker Mixing & Sound Design: Ali Rezakhani Original Music: Xavior Roide Series Editor: Gloria AbramoffAll Hail Kale is made by Tonic Productions for BBC Sounds.
04/02/19·35m 41s

Beat Your Brain

You’re not doomed by your parents – rewiring the brain to change your traits and health. So can you beat the genes that make getting-up in mornings hell? Deepak Chopra explains how we can our plastic brains can acquire new habits, become happier and more efficient. Writer & Presenter: Tim Samuels Executive Producer: Barney Rowntree Producer: Nick Minter Assistant Producer: Sera Baker Researcher: Roser Jorba Soler Mixing & Sound Design: Ali Rezakhani Original Music: Xavior Roide Series Editor: Gloria Abramoff.All Hail Kale is made Tonic Productions for BBC Sounds.
29/01/19·41m 52s

Sad Mouse

Tackling depression and anxiety via the gut – the amazing story of how a sad mouse could change the treatment of mental health. And how to keep your own gut as happy as possible. Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin offers tips on how to be happy, even if you’re British.Writer & Presenter: Tim Samuels Executive Producer: Barney Rowntree Producer: Nick Minter Assistant Producer: Sera Baker Researcher: Roser Jorba Soler Mixing & Sound Design: Ali Rezakhani Story Sound Design: James Morgan Original Music: Xavior Roide Series Editor: Gloria AbramoffAll Hail Kale is made by Tonic Productions for BBC Sounds.
22/01/19·32m 6s

Doomsday Diet

Ten foods to live longer – and survive Armageddon down in your bunker. Revealing the absolute healthiest foods in the world - foods that can potentially add ten years to your life expectancy.Plus, the menus of ‘preppers’ in Texas already stocking up for the end times. And the turtle-eating tips of a man who spent six weeks shipwrecked. Writer & Presenter: Tim Samuels Executive Producer: Barney Rowntree Producer: Nick Minter Assistant Producer: Sera Baker Researcher: Roser Jorba Soler Mixing & Sound Design: Ali Rezakhani Original Music: Xavior Roide Series Editor: Gloria Abramoff All Hail Kale is made by Tonic Productions for BBC Sounds.
15/01/19·32m 29s

Scary Dairy

Is drinking milk absurd for humans – are cheese and yoghurt any better? An unbiased look into the health effects of dairy – and whether illnesses in post-war Japan should be a warning sign for the West. Definitive dairy guidance from leading experts. Plus, will residents at on old people’s home - led by 97-year-old Phyllis - embrace putting almond or soya milk anywhere near their tea? Writer & Presenter: Tim Samuels Executive Producer: Barney Rowntree Producer: Nick Minter Assistant Producer: Sera Baker Researcher: Roser Jorba Soler Mixing & Sound Design: Ali Rezakhani Original Music: Xavior Roide Series Editor: Gloria Abramoff All Hail Kale is made by Tonic Productions for BBC Sounds
08/01/19·29m 48s

No Goats or Gwyneth: Welcome to All Hail Kale

Wellness with wit and actual evidence – from award-winning journalist Tim Samuels. Investigating what foods, therapies and lifestyles to embrace – and which are just nonsense.
31/12/18·3m 33s
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