The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

The Sodshow meets Professor Donal O’Shea. Obesity, Gardening and GIY Ireland


On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

professor donal oshea, peter donegan, sodshow garden podcast

On this weeks garden podcast Peter Donegan chats with Professor Donal O’Shea.

“Donal is a consultant endocrinologist and physician based in St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Columcilles Hospital. He is the principle investigator in a research group that currently focuses on the study of the health consequences of obesity”.

You may recognise his voice a little better from RTE News, Primetime, The Saturday Night Show and RTE’s Operation Transformation and it is with thanks to the wonderful team from GIY Ireland that we have Donal on todays garden podcast.

Together Peter and Donal chat his being a hopeless gardener, the mediterranean diet, GIY Ireland, how Ireland as a nation has moved from being the lightest country in Europe to becoming (85% of population) the fattest country (WHO) by 2030 and his work with  a group of 100 children with an average age of 12 where the average weight is 16 stone/ 92 kilos.

Why discuss obesity on The Sodshow (?) – as Donal notes it, physical activity and nutrition. That in mind we also chat the benefits of gardening, our relationship with food that you grow yourself, nutritional guidelines and how when walking the closer one is to nature the better it is for your health in more ways than one.


The Sodshow garden podcast airs every live Friday at 3pm and can be found just after in iTunes and all good podcast stores.

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