A Doctor's View

A Doctor's View

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Ever wondered what a doctor really thinks of the latest health crazes, the anti-vax movement and vegan diets? Join Dr Polyvios, a doctor who discusses everyday topics in health, fitness and mental wellbeing including health issues that can affect al…


Sleep, health and night shifts
Feb 25 • 51 min
Joined by Dr Mike Farquhar, a consultant in children’s medicine to discuss how crucial sleep is to our physical and mental health and how shift-work can impact junior doctors as well as some sound advice for healthcare professionals who undertake night…
Frank King | Always laughing. Always suicidal
Feb 11 • 48 min
Fighting a lifetime battle with depression Frank King has thought about killing himself more times than you can imagine. Frank has led an extraordinary life. He wrote for The Tonight Show for over 20 years, and his journey with chronic suicidality not…
IBS. Do you have it? Are you sure?
Jan 28 • 22 min
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and my own personal experience with it and the dangers of neglecting what our bodies are telling us.
Season 2 - Overview
Jan 20 • 1 min
Season 2 overview. New season with a focus on making our lives better and healthier as well the show’s usual health discussions.
Dr Haidar Al-Hakim on different personalities and taboo topics
Dec 17, 2019 • 81 min
Season finale with ‘The Third Eye Doctor’. Personalities, hypnosis and instant gratification. A candid chat.
Past traumas and current relationships. With Riana Milne
Dec 10, 2019 • 40 min
Riana Milne discusses the 10 traumas that are experienced during childhood that affect an adult later in life and in their love relationships.
Post night shift rant: Breatharians and political correctness
Nov 27, 2019 • 14 min
I talk about the breatharian movement and the effect political correctness is having on us.
Health system bureaucracy. With Dr Shan Hussain
Nov 19, 2019 • 41 min
Dr Shan Hussain joins me to discus some of the shortcomings that we experience within the health system and how we can solve these issues.
Plant based diets…. Not so scary
Nov 12, 2019 • 38 min
An honest and very realistic conversation with ‘Soul in the Raw’ founder Marina Yanay-Triner that will help anyone thinking about adopting a plant-based diet.
Gout - How diet can make a dramatic change
Nov 5, 2019 • 34 min
Spiro Koulouris, a sufferer from gout, explains how he dramatically improved his condition through lifestyle and dietary changes.
Video game addiction. Incite violent behaviour?
Oct 29, 2019 • 15 min
Why it’s so easy for us to become addicted to video games, the symptoms and do they incite violent behaviour?
Burnout - An expert’s perspective
Oct 15, 2019 • 59 min
A fascinating episode bringing two prominent advocates for helping those suffering with stress and burnout.
Relationships, affairs and why exes are important
Oct 9, 2019 • 20 min
A highly opinionated look at relationships, affairs, why relationships fail and why having ex partners is not a bad thing.
Cervical cancer and the screening programme (Smear Test)
Oct 2, 2019 • 15 min
What causes cervical cancer, who is at risk and do you really need to go for screening if you have no symptoms?
Dementia – an overview and planning for the future
Sep 24, 2019 • 21 min
An overview of the disease and what to do once a diagnosis has been made and where to seek help
How your psychology works and managing your life changes
Sep 17, 2019 • 66 min
Interview with Dr Giles P Croft discussing career change and managing your life changes.
Fizzy soft drinks. Health risk?
Sep 10, 2019 • 12 min
A look at a recent study which has led to some dramatic newspaper headlines concerning fizzy soft drinks and in particular, diet drinks.
The memoir of a surgeon. Dr Haider Al-hakim
Sep 3, 2019 • 35 min
An entertaining, frank and candid conversation with Dr. Haidar Al-hakim, ‘The Third Eye Doctor’
Acne and my experience with Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)
Aug 27, 2019 • 30 min
Discussion about acne and what happened to me when I took Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)
The menopause and HRT
Aug 20, 2019 • 35 min
The menopause. Why does it happen and is HRT safe?
Social media and health
Aug 13, 2019 • 22 min
A look at social media and its sociological effect with respects to mental health
The devastating effect of burnout - A real life story
Aug 6, 2019 • 51 min
The tragic story of a doctor whose life was tragically cut short as a consequence of burnout. Support advice included
NHS vs Private Healthcare - An inside view
Jul 30, 2019 • 71 min
Together with Dr Aislinn Macklin-Doherty we discuss some of the myths surrounding the NHS and whether or not privatisation is the way forward.
Smoking, e-cigarettes and vaping
Jul 23, 2019 • 19 min
Is vaping safe? A look at some of the dangers of vaping and whether or not we should be using it as a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Burnout amongst doctors
Jul 16, 2019 • 26 min
Occupational burnout. Why is it so prevalent amongst healthcare workers?
Homeopathy. Is it a load of rubbish?
Jul 10, 2019 • 24 min
An episode looking at homeopathy. The alternative medicine that claims to cure ‘like with like’.
Plant based diets. Are there health benefits?
Jul 2, 2019 • 25 min
What is a plant-based diet and what are the health benefits? Is becoming a vegan the way forward?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - A remarkable story
Jun 25, 2019 • 54 min
An Interview with Minnie Iris - A journey describing the devastating effects of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and the support that is available.
Fashionable diets
Jun 19, 2019 • 26 min
Do fad diets work? A look at some of the popular diet trends and their dangers.
Do you really want to be a doctor?
Jun 11, 2019 • 30 min
The challenges a typical doctor faces in everyday life just to be able to work. Have a topic that you’d like to have discussed on the show? email me at: [email protected]
Childhood development in today’s society
Jun 5, 2019 • 21 min
A discussion and exploring the question as to whether we should be changing the milestones for children to achieve. Have a topic that you’d like to have discussed on the show? email me at: [email protected]
Do we know what our medications are for?
May 31, 2019 • 19 min
The challenges in patients understanding their conditions and Dr Google. Have a topic that you’d like to have discussed on the show? email me at: [email protected]
What happens on the day of an operation
May 29, 2019 • 26 min
What to expect on your day of surgery. Have a topic that you’d like to have discussed on the show? email me at: [email protected]
The fat acceptance movement
May 28, 2019 • 25 min
A look into the myths about being ‘Healthy At Any Size’ and the potential implications this movement is having to our health. Have a topic that you’d like to have discussed on the show? email me at: [email protected]
The Anti Vax Movement
May 27, 2019 • 20 min
A look into the myths surrounding vaccinations and the vaccine/autism controversy. Have a topic that you’d like to have discussed on the show? email me at: [email protected]