Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

This podcast episode features a discussion between Dr. Warrick Bishop, a cardiologist, and James Buckley, an expert on the mind-body connection. They explore the stages of the grieving process, including denial, anger, depression, and acceptance. James explains how each stage impacts the body's physiology and nervous system. He recommends techniques like breathwork, walking in nature, cold exposure, and stretching to help move through the grieving process. The discussion emphasizes the importance of understanding the physical and psychological aspects of grief to support oneself and others experiencing loss.


  • Denial is a common initial response to grief, as it allows the mind to avoid confronting the reality of a loss. This denial can have physiological effects on the body.
  • Anger is a protective mechanism that the body uses to defend against unwanted emotions. Extreme anger can even trigger physical responses like "broken heart syndrome."
  • Depression represents the opposite of the sympathetic nervous system's anger response, as the body and mind try to process and balance the emotional turmoil.
  • Breath work, such as controlled breathing techniques, can help regulate the nervous system and guide it through the grieving process.
  • Physical movement, like walking in nature, can help process and release the emotions and chemicals associated with grief.
  • Cold exposure, such as cold showers, can have a soothing effect on the body and mind during grief.
  • Stretching and body posture can also impact the physiological experience of grief and depression.
  • The mind and body are deeply interconnected, so attending to both physical and psychological needs is important when coping with loss.
  • Grief is a highly personal experience, with the intensity and duration of each stage varying based on the individual and their relationship to the deceased.
  • Seeking support, whether through professional guidance or community resources, can be invaluable when navigating the grieving process.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

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  • recognise their current level of risk of suffering a heart attack
  • Learn the positive steps they can take to improve their situation

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