Challenging the 'Obesity Paradox': The Truth Behind Being 'Fat but Fit'
A Doctor's View
by Dr Paul Polyvios
4M ago
Ready to debunk the myths, lies, and half-truths about obesity and healthy living? Listening to this episode will challenge the 'health at any size' idea that obesity and health can coexist. I dive into a dissection of the 'obesity paradox' and 'fat but fit' - a term that has been doing rounds on social media and even within medical circles. The episode looks at the World Health Organisation's definition of health and discusses a study that proves that metabolically healthy obese people are at a higher risk of coronary heart disease than their normal weight, metabolically healthy counterparts ..read more
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Perfectionism, Burnout, and Productivity: A Deep Dive into Healthcare Challenges and Solutions
A Doctor's View
by Dr Paul Polyvios
6M ago
Ever felt the weight of perfectionism bearing down on you, be it personal or professional? Join me, Dr. Polyvios, as I engage in a profound discussion with Dr. Samantha Anthony about perfectionism and the corresponding burnout it can provoke, particularly in the healthcare field. With a personal touch, Dr. Anthony uncovers her own struggles with perfectionism, highlighting the often-overlooked traits such as persistent guilt, fear of criticism, and a compulsive need for excessive preparation. From this enlightening exchange, you'll discover how accepting our limitations and recognizing the elu ..read more
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Acne and Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) - My Experience - A Doctor’s View
A Doctor's View
by Dr Paul Polyvios
6M ago
In this episode I revisit the topic of acne and relive the experience of taking Roaccutane (Isotretinoin). I discuss some myths around acne and the various treatment options. Video Podcast: https://youtu.be/1Xe20F_fK14 Thank you for listening! For more information please visit adoctorsview.uk email: adoctorsview@gmail.com instagram: @adoctorsview twitter: @DrPolyvios ..read more
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Watching 'This Is Going To Hurt'. A Doctor's View
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6M ago
**CONTAINS SPOILERS** In this episode I give my thoughts on the recent TV series based on the book "This is Going to Hurt" by Dr Adam Kay. In my opinion it was a masterpiece and will change the public perception of what a doctor does and has to go through. Thank you for listening! For more information please visit adoctorsview.uk email: adoctorsview@gmail.com instagram: @adoctorsview twitter: @DrPolyvios ..read more
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Metabolic health and losing weight | Dr Philip Ovadia
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by Dr Polyvios / Dr Philip Ovadia
6M ago
For this episode we are joined by a medical colleague in the USA. Dr Philip Ovadia is a board-certified Cardiac Surgeon and founder of Ovadia Heart Health. Once a morbidly obese heart surgeon, struggling to lose weight Dr Ovadia learnt about the importance of metabolic health. This helped him lose over 100 pounds. Dr Ovadia has since been determined to help patients improve their metabolic health and ultimately teach them new habits which could save their lives. He has written a book about my metabolic health methods called Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide ..read more
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Psychology of medicine with Dr Haidar Al-Hakim
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by Dr Polyvios / Dr Haidar Al-Hakim
6M ago
We are joined once again with our friend Dr Haidar Al-Hakim for a candid discuss. We discuss the evolution of physician psychology within medicine, hierarchies, the importance of change within ourselves to help us become more balanced and content. Listen to Dr Haidar Al-Hakim's podcast: Surgical Spirit podcast click here Thank you for listening! For more information please visit adoctorsview.uk email: adoctorsview@gmail.com instagram: @adoctorsview twitter: @DrPolyvios ..read more
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From nurse to bodybuilder
A Doctor's View
by Dr Polyvios
6M ago
From amateur gym goer to winning a professional bodybuilding competition, all on top of being an intensive care nurse. With an inspiring story of how you really can achieve anything you put your mind to, Lauren shares her story as well as providing an insight to the hidden world behind the camera and how social media posts aren’t always what they seem. She also talks of the dangers and misconceptions regarding fad weight loss regimes, insecurities and learning to be comfortable in your own skin. Thank you for listening! For more information please visit adoctorsview.uk email: adoctorsview@gma ..read more
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Organ donation - A recipients view
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by Dr Polyvios
6M ago
Danny Hiles, received a liver transplant which saved his life. He was diagnosed with Wilson's disease which is a rare autoimmune disease. He shares his story about receiving his diagnosis and what it means to be an organ recipient. Danny's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7XGBd1JjV7U2ddoGeFooiQ Danny's Instagram: https://instagram.com/danny_hiles86?igshid=puzgnurvka08 Thank you for listening! For more information please visit adoctorsview.uk email: adoctorsview@gmail.com instagram: @adoctorsview twitter: @DrPolyvios ..read more
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A Doctor’s View
A Doctor's View
by Dr Polyvios
6M ago
Join me, Dr Polyvios for an opinionated view on popular health topics and an insight into medical life.    *Disclaimer* Please note that all opinions and the content of this Podcast represent those of the host and the show's guests. The content of this podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your own GP/doctor. Please ensure you seek medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare professional if you have any concerns regarding your health or have any medical questions. Under no circumstances shall th ..read more
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Always pleasing others – Cause of unhappiness?
A Doctor's View
by Dr Polyvios
6M ago
How many times have you heard someone complain about a situation and then following with “I just have a hard time saying no.”? Insecurities and anxiety often result in unhappiness and depression, but do we actually recognise this as a reason for why we might be unhappy? In this episode I look at anxiety and more specifically ‘people-pleaser syndrome’ and how it may manifest in very subtle ways and why this may be the cause of depression as well as explain how many may not even realise they have it. Thank you for listening! For more information please visit adoctorsview.uk email: adoctorsview ..read more
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