The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

By Dr Rupy Aujla

The Doctor's Kitchen is the show about food, medicine, lifestyle and how to improve your health today.


Join Dr Rupy and his expert guests as they explore the multiple ways in which diet and lifestyle can help you achieve your healthiest and most fulfilling life.


Covering a broad range of subjects such as Nutritional medicine, Mental wellbeing and Mindset, you are sure to learn actionable tips and principles to lead your best life.


Join the online community at www.thedoctorskitchen.com to learn more


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Episodes

#256 The link between inflammation mood, dementia and how to calm your mind with food, with Dr Uma Naidoo

Dr. Uma Naidoo has spent her life exploring the unique connection between food and brain health. Her first book, 2020’s groundbreaking This Is Your Brain on Food, offered readers around the world a better understanding of the many ways our diets impact our mental, emotional, and cognitive wellbeing, and provided a useful blueprint for working through conditions like depression, OCD, PTSD, dementia, and more.Her next book “Calm your mind with food” is a deeper exploration of this. Today we talk about:• How inflammation affects everything from anxiety and depression to Alzheimer’s disease• How the trillions of bacteria living in your gut are key to controlling anxiety• The six pillars for calming the mind• What to eat to balance the appetite hormone leptin, a key link between the central nervous system and metabolic processes• How to incorporate anxiety-busting foods into your diet, from ashwagandha to vitamin C🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/2445m 37s

BONUS Bold Asian Flavours with Dominique Woolf

For this week’s bonus podcast we have Dominique Woolf on the show - I’m super excited to host her. We also cooked a beautiful dish in the Doctor’s Kitchen studio, a Salmon Curry, which we made Doctor’s Kitchen friendly with more veg and fibre. If you don’t know Dominique, she won the “great cookbook challenge with Jamie Oliver” with her simple accessible Asian recipes. Her books became Sunday times best sellers and she has a wealth of knowledge and knack of fusing multiple different cuisines.Dominique is passionate about sharing her love of big, bold flavours and Asian cuisine and her second book, The Asian Pantry, is out now in all good bookstores.We have a conversation about food, flavour and how Dominique copes with a busy family life as well as running her own business and becoming an entrepreneur.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/2444m 13s

The benefits of Eggs

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about whether people on plant based diets are getting enough protein and the benefits of eggs.Max Lugavere is an online educator, podcaster and somewhat of a controversial figure in the nutrition world, however I quite like his no nonsense approach to food and wellbeing. Eating whole, nutrient dense ingredients is the biggest hurdle for many of us, and his whole thesis for health is to focus on the simple things that we should be doing everyday.  Check out the full episode on #203 Look after your brain with Max Lugavere.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/2410m 29s

#255 The benefits of Fermenting Vegetables with Kirsten Shockey

We have the pleasure of hosting Kirsten Shockey in the kitchen studio and on the podcast today, author of the best-selling Fermented Vegetables that was re-released for it’s 10 year anniversary in April 2024 Kirsten and her partner got into fermenting foods over twenty-four years ago on 40 acres of wooded hillside which grew into their organic food company. Kirsten realised that her passion lay in the desire to both teach people how to ferment and push this culinary art to new flavours. She now leads experiential workshops worldwide and online helping people to make, enjoy and connect with their food through fermentation at The Fermentation School a women-owned and women-led benefits corporation supporting the voices of independent educators to empower learning and build culture. She can also be found musing at fermentingchange.substack.com.We talk about the simplest way to ferment foods, the benefits to our health, how it saves food waste as well as how easy it is. I’ve never been a confident fermenter by Kirsten really did make it easy for the team and I.We also talk about some unusual fermented foods like natto and tempeh and why those have incredible benefits.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/2456m 8s

Is Keto for everyone?

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about whether keto diets are appropriate for everyone, how fasting can allow you to dip into the benefits of different diets and stress your body in slightly different ways.Dr Mindy Pelz is an educator who has helped 10000s of women across the world become more attuned to their cycles, their menopause and has advocated for personalised approaches to healthcare for women and their unique biological needs. On episode #216 Fasting for Women we also talk about some caveats of fasting and who fasting is NOT for in this episode.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/248m 32s

#254 Taste Testing Green Powder Supplements with Dr Rupy Aujla

Green powders are everywhere and I’m often asked whether people should invest in getting a green powder to consume every day. And as somebody who drinks a green powder in the mornings, this was a great opportunity for me to do a dive into whether my habit is evidence based!This is a special episode that you can also find on YouTube here, where I’m not only reviewing the evidence behind specific brands of green powders, but also taste testing them as well!I give my honest opinion on AG, Huel, Thorne, Axe, Hux and more.If you want to watch my reactions, you can head over to YouTube. It's worth a watch! 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/241h

BONUS: Habits to Relieve Hayfever, Seasonal Allergies and why we need to avoid taking antihistamines regularly with Dr Rupy Aujla

With more of us suffering with seasonal allergies, myself included, we need better strategies to prevent the symptoms without relying on medications. The reason why is because there may be potential side effects with antihistamines that people pop every single day for months on end.On today's episode I dive into preventive measures to mitigate our use of these products & keep them for when we really need them. I also touch on the potential harms of commonly used, over the counter medications to make you more aware of the issues and how to avoid potential side effects and longer term impacts on your health.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/2424m 0s

Snacksize 25: PCOS and Anti-inflammatory diets

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about an anti-inflammatory diet  for PCOS with Dr Nitu Bajekal who is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Author and Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician in the UK with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. Nitu describes the epidemic of PCOS and how more women need to be aware of the symptoms and to be proactive about diagnosis as well as the lifestyle practices that can help symptoms and better manage the condition. Find the full episode on episode #195 Fix your PCOS with Dr Nitu Bajekal. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/2413m 14s

#253 Sensational Spices and Healing Herbs and with Simon Mills

I love chatting with Simon Mills, he has a wonderful breadth of knowledge across the huge spectrum of different herbs and spices. And he can talk eloquently and sensitively about them, in a manner respectful of both the traditional beliefs and uses of them, as well as the science that may or may not support their claims.Today we talk about the use of spices and what extra benefits they may be adding to our diets beyond simply “antioxidants”.We talk about bitters and tonics and why they may work.We explore how spices may impact our gut microbiota and potentially influence their health benefits.Rosemary and sage on the brain, ginger for colds and how traditional antiseptics worked.Simon Mills is a University of Cambridge graduate in medical sciences who has been a herbal practitioner in Exeter UK since 1977. He has been a complementary health pioneer from the inception of the term in 1979, and later in the fields of integrated health, selfcare and social prescription. He is now focusing on education through the public websites herbalreality.com and for professionals working with co-author Prof Kerry Bone at millsandboneacademy.com🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/241h 53m

Snacksize 24: South Asian Menopause Experiences

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about how a woman of south asian origin bravely dealt and shared her experiences of menopause.Chef Romy Gill MBE, is a dear friend, and not only shares her culinary wisdom,  her energy and passion for food on episode #220, but also her voice for women of colour and the stigma that still surrounds the menopause.We talk about her lived experience of the menopause, how changing her training from mostly running based to include strength training completely shifted her weight.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/2410m 3s

#252 Why you need to eat these 4 foods every day

If I had to name 4 foods to get in your meals most days to support your gut, heart, brain and reduce your risk of disease…what would they be?To me, they are my daily BBGS - Beans, berries, greens and seeds.Todays podcast is a deep dive into the observational and interventional studies looking at these powerful additions to our diet. You’ll get to know the doses, and how to consume them everyday and hopefully this is a nudge in the right direction for you and your family members to look after your health.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2437m 57s

Snacksize 23: Dealing with ADHD

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about how neurodiversity can affect people in different ways.Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas is the Neurodiversity Lead of the Primary Care & Community Neurology Society and he supports youth mental health programmes at the London-based Body & Soul charity.In the full episode, we do a deep dive into the science of food and neurodiversity (spanning a spectrum of disorders), the interaction with drugs and we also talk about Miguel’s personal experience in more depth.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/248m 25s

#251 Problem Periods with Dr Anita Mitra

Dr Anita Mitra is back on the podcast today. She’s an NHS doctor working in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with experience in both clinical medicine and research. She completed her PhD on the vaginal microbiome in cervical precancer and the reproductive complications of treatment for cervical precancer.She’s author of the fantastic book, “Gynae Geek”, and her new book “Dealing with Problem Periods” in which she details what normal and abnormal looks like and the various conditions that cause problems.On todays discussion we talk about what exactly normal means for periods and how to personalise this to your own cycle. What her current day job entails in her gynaecology cancer speciality, as well as the reason why problem periods can arise and the investigations she recommends. We also have a frank discussion about why it’s important to monitor periods and how to track them.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/241h 12m

Snacksize 22: A day in the life of a Brain Surgeon

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about the day to day life of a neurosurgeon. I think it’s quite easy to forget about just how traumatic it can be for frontline doctors to deal with the daily reality of death and how to maintain a sane, let alone positive, outlook.I sat down with medical Dr Sheri Dewan on episode #204 to talk about her strategies for coping and I wonder if this inspires you to think about how you might take onboard some of these ideas in your week?🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/249m 39s

#250 Health Statistics Everyone Should Know

Today I’m talking about statistics to do with food and health that everyone should know.How much it costs us every year, where it sits on the list of the biggest contributors to ill health and death globally, what the impact of good food actually is and how bad people are currently eating according to current guidelines.I don’t think many people appreciate these numbers. I get a lot of glossed looks whenever I talk about the impact of poor food on health outcomes, particularly with certain medical professionals. It’s often seen as an inevitability and the nonchalant nature in which we address the foundations of ill health is seen within these statistics. We all need to do better.There is huge potential for improved health if we simply encourage and empower people to eat well everyday and that will have a knock on effect on productivity, wealth, happiness, relationships and so on. I don’t present this idea as a panacea, but just a huge tool in our aspiration for improving wellbeing.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/2438m 7s

Snacksize 21: The “Mediterr-Asian” diet

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about the beauty of Brassica vegetables and the MediterrAsian diet. I sat down with medical Dr William Li on episode #235 to talk about food as medicine from coffee, to alcohol to herbs and spices. In this segment we talk about the MediterrAsian diet and what that means to William Li.Can simply changing your diet affect your metabolism to prevent weight gain and prevent type 2 diabetes? We talk about this and more on the full episode that you can listen to or watch on YouTube.Can we add these to each pod caption with the links as we've done previously?🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2412m 22s

#249 Therapeutic Diets for Gut Health and Food Intolerances with Ben Brown

Therapeutic diets are promoted everywhere and for a multitude of symptoms. Whether it’s low fodmap, sibo diet, low carb, low histamine and of course elimination diets.But what is the actual evidence for these? And how do we personalise them to us?On the podcast with me today is Ben Brown, my go to expert when it comes to anything nutrition and supplement related. Ben is founder and director of the Nutritional Medicine Institute, an educational, advocacy and research group committed to advancing the science and practice of nutritional medicine.Ben is on the academic advisory board and a guest lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health and guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management. On this episode we dive into the evidence base for a ton of diets, how one would test for a gluten intolerance, we also talk about home test kits for things like allergies and intolerances and whether they’re at all worth it.If you want to hear more from Ben and you’re interested in these topics I highly recommend you check out the NMI conference that will be on later this year in October 2024. I attended last year and I was blown away by the quality of lectures from medical doctors, researchers and nutrition professionals. This years theme is “Mitochondrial Nutrition for Fatigue, the Brain, and Healthy Ageing”: https://www.nmi.health/nmi-summit-2024/🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/241h 31m

Snacksize 20: Carbs & Fertility

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about the rates of infertility and what diet could have to do with fertility with specific reference to carbohydrates.Can simply changing the quality of carbohydrates in your diet affect fertility positively? Dr Harriet and I have a full discussion of the impact on diet on episode #102 Eating for Fertility where we talk about processed food, healthy sperm and egg production and more if you wanted to dive into this topic further.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/246m 44s

#248 How to Lower Cholesterol with Food

These are my evidence based recommendations for specific foods you should be eating everyday to lower cholesterol.We’ve done a full dive into what cholesterol is, why we need it, how we measure it and why it’s important to get certain measures of cholesterol in our blood down to as low levels as possible, on episode #202 of the podcast.Todays episode is specifically tackling the foods and doses of foods I personally consume daily to keep cholesterol levels in check. As part of a heart healthy protocol, I feel that these additional ingredients can be safely added to most peoples diets with positive results.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/2436m 1s

Snacksize 19: Train your inner child

Questioning my habits and traits as an adult and leaning into the lens of childhood experiences has been pretty game changing for helping me understand the ‘why’ in my behaviours. And it’s only after understanding the ‘why’, that we can attempt to reconcile and revamp any mindsets that may not be serving us.Todays snacksize is taken from episode #105 with Katie Warriner and Emma Guns where we talk about negativity bias and the brain.Katie describes in very simple and relatable terms how even the stories we tell ourselves as children, can impact overarching beliefs in adulthood that translate into patterns of behaviour.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/245m 1s

#247 Chocolate’s Health Benefits with Dr Rupy Aujla

I love chocolate. I eat it most days as a snack or as a dessert with some fresh berries, apples or simply on its own. It’s phenomenal and I’ve always loved it. But what about its health benefits?Today we are diving deep into the science behind why chocolate could improve your brain, your heart, your gut health and even help you live longer? And yes, it does need to be dark chocolate, but you’ll find out how dark you need to go for the benefits on todays podcast.The luxurious treat is pretty amazing, and we’ve already decided as a team that we’re going to do another episode where we talking about processing methods, sourcing, how to tell what is good vs bad quality chocolate and even do a live taste test on YouTube, where you can also watch this episode!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/2439m 46s

Snacksize 18: How to resolve conflicts

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about conflict aversion and how that permeates into our behaviours in adulthood. If you’re anything like me, I hate conflict and actively avoid it. But leaning into the uncomfortableness of what is a normal product of problem solving, is an important skill that we should all practice. Whether it’s at work, in friendships or in romantic relationships, resolving conflicts is a necessary exercise.This clip is taken from the full episode #107 about building exceptional relationships with David Bradford and Carole Robin, authors of the brilliant book ‘Connect’.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/245m 56s

#246 How to choose the best Spices with Ren Patel

I have the Queen of Spice from Ren’s Kitchen on the show today talking about everything to do with sourcing and investing in the best spices for your food, not just from a nutritional standpoint, but a flavour perspective too. I’ve always been a fan of spices for their medicinal properties, but today I was blown away by how much Ren taught me about spices and I was shocked at how different spices can taste in their raw whole form.Ren has been in the spice business for years and has some of the best chefs and restaurants use her spices. Tom Kerridge, Bubala, Palomar, Raffles hotel, Ottolenghi to name a few.Remember, spices add diversity to your plate – they count as 1/4 point each and we’re aiming for 30 different plant points a week! Even used in small amounts, the addition of spices is suggested to improve gut microbiome composition and reduce markers of inflammation. Plus they have been part of the diet of human populations for thousands of years and add a ton of flavour.Today we talk what we’re doing WRONG when using spices, what Ren has taught people in her cooking classes and how to source correctly and how to spot the best spices in the market.You can find out more about Ren and Rens Pantry on her website renspantry.com. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/2459m 9s

BONUS Make Better Bread with Karen O’Donoghue

Karen O’Donoghue is a champion for not only better bread, but also better food quality, choices and better growing methods.You can hear the passion in Karens message and I love her commitment to the craft of sourcing, fermenting and baking. She’s a force, and I love her energy. I think you will too.Soaking and sprouting is clearly something Karen believes we should be doing more of. And if I think back to traditional methods of cooking in my families kitchen, these vital steps are things that we wouldn’t have skipped. Soaking peas, nuts and seeds. Combining specific spices and herbs with them. This is an artform that increases the nutritional value of our food, but is rapidly being lost as we move toward more convenience and speed. Something that I realise I’m guilty of myself in todays podcast.Karen and her company, Happy Tummy Co inform people about the need to spend more on health, invest in the soil and re-engage with the food supply. I love the message and the enthusiasm. As uncomfortable as it may be to hear the hard truths presented in an unforgiving way, I think sometimes it’s important to hear the message in it’s raw form.You can check out Karen’s bread, recipes and idyllic bakery in Ireland at www.thehappytummyco.com PLUS, we cooked up her scones and an incredible Teff porridge in the studio that you can find on YouTube. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/2457m 28s

Snacksize 17: How to overcome resistance to habits

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about embracing the framework and mechanisms that drive both change and inaction. If you understand the drivers of both, then behaviour change becomes a lot easier.Understand the blockers and motivators for your desired outcome and intentionally design the perfect environment bit by bit. Journaling is a great practice for this and it’s something that I’ve been putting into practice more recently as I try and carve out time to write my next book.This clip is taken from the full episode #100 Four Lifestyle Equations Everyone needs to know, where I talk about a selection of formulas that I try and put into practice each day.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/245m 41s

#245 Ozempic. The truth about the side effects and risks of this Magic Pill with Johann Hari

Johann Hari is back on the podcast today and he looks completely different to the last time I saw him. He’s lost an incredible amount of weight, his face looks completely different and it’s all because of a drug you’ve probably already heard of. Ozempic.Also known as GLP-1 agonists, these drugs were initially used by doctors like myself in General Practice for type 2 diabetics, but have now found a use case to treat obesity.For over a year, Johann has been self treating with the drugs and diving into the history of how these drugs were discovered and utilised. From the lab to the pharmaceutical companies & the doctors surgery to the popular pages of celebrity gossip columns; Johann tells the full story without shying away from the potentially dangerous reality of the sideffects and risks of these popular medications.We talk about:What Ozepmic and similar drugs do to your brain and gutHow it impacts addiction to food and other substancesWhat the potential risks are including cancer, pancreatitis and bowel obstructionWhy UPF and obesity are the main concernYou can purchase Johann’s newest book, ‘Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs’, available on 2nd May 2024, here: https://amzn.to/3Ulz2UB Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author, his books include, ‘Chasing the Scream’, ‘Lost Connections’, and ‘Stolen Focus’. He has written for the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, and has twice been named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International.Content Correction Note:During this podcast with Johann Hari, discussing the new weight-loss drugs, (at circa 1m 44s) - Johann mentioned that the British food critic Jay Rayner took Ozempic and subsequently lost his pleasure in food. This comment was incorrect and it was, in fact, a different writer. We apologise for any confusion caused here.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/241h 25m

Snacksize 16: 9 foods for Brain Health

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about foods for brain health from episode #98 A brain healthy diet.I speak with Dr Dean and Dr Ayesha Sherzai, the unique husband and wife team on the cutting edge of brain science, who are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to long-term health and You can find out more about them and their online writing, videos, and books at teamsherzai.com🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/248m 0s

#244 How Immunity is influenced by the Mind with Dr Monty Lyman

For most of medical history, in the West at least, the idea that there could be a relationship between the mind and the immune system was inconceivable. At medical school, I was taught that there is no relationship whatsoever between our mindset and our ability to stave off infections like viruses, colds and even reduce our susceptibility to cancer.But that is now thought to be completely incorrect. In fact there is a clear relationship between our emotions, our microbes and our immune systems.To talk about this with me today is Dr Monty Lyman. A medical doctor, researcher and author who specializes in the relationship between the mind and the immune system. He is an Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Oxford and in todays podcast we talk about:How irritable bowel relates to an ‘irritable mind’Gut Rehabilitation and what that entailsThe relationship between the mind, body and microbesWhy psychological stress causes inflammation in the bodyHow an anti-inflammatory lifestyle can heal both the mind and body by recalibrating an unbalanced defence system🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/241h 46m

Snacksize 15: What is The Happiness Equation?

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about framing happiness so you can experience more positivity day to day.Taken from the full episode #100 Four Lifestyle Equations Everyone needs to know, where I talk about a selection of formulas that I try and put into practice each day.Mo Gawdat first talked to us about this equation back on episode #91 Solving Happiness, which is one of my favourite episodes to date.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/247m 58s

#243 Spices to reduce Inflammation with Dr Rupy Aujla

A number of lifestyle related illnesses have uncontrolled inflammation at its core. Whether that’s obesity, heart disease or even dementia, inflammation appears to play a role.I’ve done a free mini-series on inflammation that you can find on my newsletter, where I talk about the big drivers of inflammation (namely gut health, exercise, sleep and mindset) and we’ve done a number of episodes on inflammation on the podcast to determine what it is and why we’d all be better reducing it. And on todays podcast I wanted to zoom in on spices in particular.These are by no means the only spices with inflammation reducing potential, but possibly the ones I used most commonly and are likely to have the biggest evidence base.Ginger, Turmeric and Cinnamon are my go to and I get at least one of these spices in my diet daily.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/2436m 56s

Snacksize 14: What is the hygiene hypothesis?

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is about the rise of allergies in both adults & children globally taken from episode #101 Ending Food Allergy with Professor Kari Nadeau.Have you noticed the rapid rise in childhood food allergies? Peanuts, dairy, wheat, egg. All of these appear so commonly removed from children’s diets in schools and it’s not just children that are suffering. But why? On the full podcast Kari Nadeau is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and for more than 30 years, she has devoted herself to understanding how environmental and genetic factors affect the risk of developing allergies and asthma, and the molecular mechanisms underlying these diseases.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/245m 47s

#242 The Benefits of Olive Oil with Dr Simon Poole

Olive oil is a hot topic. We first dived into the benefits of olive oil back on episode 99 with Dr Simon, but I thought it was time for an update.Today you’re going to learn about:Why Olive oil is so healthyThe evidence for Olive oils benefitsHow much Olive oil you should be consuming every day for benefitsHow to choose a quality Olive oilThe minimum polyphenol content you need to look out forWhether “cold pressed” means anythingCheap and fake olive oils and whether they have any valueDr Simon Poole is in the studio and on YouTube you can watch our taste test with 5 different olive oils. He shows me the techniques behind how to smell, taste and grade olive oils and how you can do this at home too!Dr Simon is an internationally acclaimed expert in the mediterranean diet and lifestyle, and the nutrition of extra virgin olive oil. He has more than 30 years experience as a medical doctor, he’s a teacher and researcher in Cambridge, widely published in academic journals, and is author of award winning books including The Olive Oil Diet, The Real Mediterranean Diet, Diabetes for Dummies and Diabetes Nutrition for Dummies.We also taste test his own olive oil called “Positively Good For You” that isn’t available for purchase at present, but watch this space because considering the flavour, quality and price of the oil, I expect to see it on shelves soon.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/241h 9m

Snacksize 13: How to Start Therapy

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about choosing which mode of therapy appropriate for you, taken from the full episode #190 How to be your own therapist with Dr Owen O’Kane.You may have heard of CBT, REMT, Psychotherapy. How do you know which one is for you. In this conversation Dr Owen and I discuss the various modalities of therapy and how one might get started from scratch.Owen’s latest book is “How to be your own Therapist”. Teaching you the key fundamentals of therapy and how to apply these to your own life, alongside targeted tasks that only take 10 minutes a day. I’ve tried it myself, and the 10 minutes a day is brilliant.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/245m 58s

#241 Ginger. The science and health benefits of this wonderful spice with Dr Rupy Aujla

From blood sugar and gut health to inflammation ginger has many people espousing its benefits. There are tons of folklore remedies using ginger for indigestion, headaches, infections. But is there any science to back this up?In the Doctor’s Kitchen we want people to learn about the history of food, the nutritional benefits of ingredients so everyone can make an informed decision about their dietWhether you choose to include more or less ginger in your diet is completely up to you, but I hope we can help our healthy foodie listeners to appreciate the science of this incredible spice.Despite the poor evidence or lack thereof in some cases, there are some intangible benefits with all foods whether the science is there or not. Foods evoke memories, which impacts our emotions, our psychological states. There are many things that we can’t determine through looking at a clinical trial in isolation. So don’t be disheartened and remember to be intuitive about what you feel works for youI do love cooking with ginger for its health and flavour properties. I add it to curries, stews and teas. And as we look to the science and discover more about its health benefits, I think you’re going to be inspired to use it more regularly in your diet too.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/2432m 11s

Snacksize 12: My Diet Formula

Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about a general framework for healthy eating that I apply.This is a very broad overview of how I think about diet and dietary changes and doesn’t zoom in on the specifics of healthy eating (such as spices, brassica vegetables and fermented foods) but I think it holds value when thinking about diet at a population level.This clip is taken from the full episode #100 Four Lifestyle Equations Everyone needs to know, where I talk about a selection of formulas that I try and put into practice each day.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube hereYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. Start your 14-day free trial here.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/244m 30s

#240 Why Fasting, Meal Timing and Real Food matters with Dr Sarah Berry, PhD RNutr & Chief Scientist at ZOE

Today we have an awesome episode covering a ton of topics that you always ask me about including meal timing, protein, diet for the menopause, whether chickpea pasta is the same as whole chickpeas. There’s a ton of useful information in todays podcast, but more importantly, I just love the honesty in todays conversation. Dr Sarah Berry is an Associate Professor at King’s College London and has run more than 30 human nutrition studies. She’s the lead nutritional scientist for the ZOE PREDICT study — the and leads research across menopause, microbiome and sleep.You can also catch me and Dr Sarah in the Doctor’s Kitchen Studio talking about snacking and which snacks are better than others, plus whether there is an actual difference between refined sugar, coconut sugar, agave, honey and raw honey. You can catch that on our YouTube channel where you can also watch the podcast!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/241h 55m

Snacksize 11: Eating for PCOS

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about eating for PCOS. I sat down with Dr Anita Mitra on episode 10 and we chatted about the use of low carb for PCOS, ketogenic diets, quality carbohydrates and more. I’ve also chatted about PCOS at length on episode 195 for those of you looking for more tips and education on the science of why people suffer with the condition. 🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/249m 57s

#239 Should you eat Honey every day?

Honey has been used for millennia as a medicine. And even to this day, people swear by it for treating viral illnesses, espousing the antibacterial and immune enhancing effects. But is there any evidence to support this? And if honey is largely made up of just sugar molecules, how can it have these miraculous effects?Todays episode is a deep dive into what honey is, the chemical make up of honey and a look at some of the studies that have examined gut health, immunity and metabolic health benefits. I’ll reveal whether I think it’s worth taking a spoon of honey every day.On another episode for YouTube I’m going to discuss how to choose the best honey, how to spot fake honey on supermarket shelves, as well as taste test different honeys available in supermarkets and online.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/2438m 11s

Snacksize 10: Making Disease Optional

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about breaking new concepts in personalised medicine and the speed of technological change that we should be adopting in healthcare.I spoke with Momo and Naveen from Viome on episode 109 about the applications of personalised omics testing to prevent disease and making illness optional. A fascinating discussion in full and I love Momo’s explanation of why gene expression is an important concept to grasp, as well as how manipulating disease expression is one of the core tenants of what could make this technology work to improve health.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/249m 10s

#238 How to be more productive and put the joy into your life with Ali Abdaal

Today I welcome back Ali Abdaal onto the podcast to talk about productivity, finding joy in the mundane tasks of everyday life, how to reframe your story and achieve greater satisfaction.Ali is the worlds most followed productivity expert. Across his millions of followers on YouTube and social media, he shares productivity tips, lifestyle and technology hacks, but his book “Feel Good Productivity” really leans into the psychology behind finding balance and happiness in our work and social lives.On todays episode we talk about :Being intentional about what actually generates energyHow the conditions of stress do not yield our best workHow Play, Power and People are your productivity best friendsIt also turned quite naturally into a bit of a business therapy session where Ali made me realise how much more I could be doing with my own time to deliver more value to you, the listener of this podcast. How I choose to direct my time has a huge impact on my business, its growth and the quality of the information we can deliver. Ali Abdaal is a doctor, entrepreneur, amateur magician, and the world's most-followed productivity expert. Ali became intrigued by the science of productivity while juggling the demands of medical training at Cambridge University and building his business on the side. While working as a doctor in the UK's National Health Service, Ali started to document his journey towards living a healthier, happier, more productive life on his YouTube channel and other social media platforms. To date, Ali’s evidence-based videos, podcasts and articles sharing insights into the human mind, have reached hundreds of millions of people all around the world.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/241h 36m

Bonus: “Capsule Pantrys” & unreasonably delicious food with Anna Jones

Anna Jones is on the podcast today, one of my absolute favourite cooks! Her food and ethos around injecting flavour are so aligned to my way of eating and it was a joy to host her on the pod.Anna is a cook, writer and regarded as the voice of modern vegetarian cooking. She’s written favourites such as “One: Pot, Pan, Planet”, “A Modern Way to Eat” and many more that are always on a foodies kitchen counter.In her latest book “Easy Wins”, Anna takes 12 hero ingredients that are guaranteed to make your food taste great, such as lemons, olive oil, onions, peanut butter, mustard, tahini. Most of you ‘Doctors Kitchen Foodies’ probably have these in your fridge or cupboards. And Anna has masterfully created meals that use them to boost the flavour and versatility of home cooking. The so called “Capsule Pantry”, which we explain at the start of the podcast is an awesome concept. And I’m going to start thinking about what would be in my own capsule pantry!I hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation and you’ll be able to catch me cooking with Anna on our YouTube channel too!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/2446m 14s

Snacksize 9: Preventing Heart Disease

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about preventing heart disease using medications vs stents.On the full episode we talk more about the impact of diet, meditation and other lifestyle measures but this snippet on episode 30 where I speak with Consultant Dr Zarrin Shaikh, illustrates the point that it’s not always the more aggressive procedures (like stenting) that yield the best outcomes. Sometimes medications can be just as, if not more effective, and lifestyle medicine should also be part of that care package. I highly recommend you listen to episode 30 for the full discussion, as well as my solo episode 202 on dietary changes to lower your cholesterol.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/249m 28s

#237 Get Better Sleep with Dr David Garley

I’m always on the search for better sleep. I’ve tried supplements, better pillows, meditations but there always appears to be a day or 2 in my week where I don’t sleep well. And on the one hand, I was pleased to find out that that’s about average and that’s not particularly abnormal, but I still want better sleep.Today, Dr David Garley is on the podcast, he works as a GP in Bristol and is director of The Better Sleep Clinic. He treats a wide range of sleep disorders, mainly working with insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea and sees first hand the impact that poor sleep can have on physical and mental health. But he also started his medical career in respiratory medicine, that we get into at the start of the podcast. We talk about:Warning signs of poor sleep and its detriment to lifespanThe systems that control sleepHow we can manage jet-lagThe effect of light on circadian rhythmWhat to do when you can’t sleepWhether sleep supplements are worth itAnd if there is a diet for sleep?Full of practical information, you’re going to love this episode!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/241h 43m

Snacksize 8: How Gratitude helps you age better

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about how gratitude can help you age better. Is the negative self talk you allow into your conscious ageing you quicker? And what can you do about it? On episode 58 Dr Dan Levitin and I talk about how to age better and what you can do today to help keep you healthy and thriving in your later years, and mindset is a huge part of the equation.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/249m 19s

#236 Cloves. Nature's natural medicine? With Dr Rupy Aujla

A lot of relatives have told me in the past about chewing cloves everyday.  It’s part of a habit for some people and a traditional cure for toothache and gum disease. But, depending on who you speak to, the benefits extend to the digestive system, inflammation and even longevity.So here at the Doctor’s Kitchen we decided to do a deep dive into this wonderfully strong spice that we use often in recipes such as broths, stews and of course biryani.Here are the things you need to knowIt’s a potent spice that at the very least, contributes more polyphenols and diversity to your plate. The chemicals found in cloves are particularly interestingIt is linked to many beneficial properties, especially antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic benefits but human trials are lacking.Whole cloves are generally considered safe but clove oil or supplements need to be used with caution.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/2443m 2s

Snacksize 7: Integrative Cancer Therapy

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about integrative approaches to cancer. This is obviously a hugely emotive topic, but I’m a firm believer that more can be done to prevent and treat the multitude of cancers.Catch Dr Zollman on Episode 72 and 159 talking about the rise of integrative medicine and how it applies to cancer prevention, therapy and preventing recurrence after treatment.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/248m 53s

#235 Alcohol, Coffee, Lectins, Organic food and Cooking Oils with Dr William Li MD

Dr William Li, New York Times Bestselling author of Eat to Beat your Diet and Eat to Beat Disease, is back on the podcast today talking about everything to do with food as medicine. We discuss a huge amount today, across a range of subjects including:Warning signs that people have too much sugar, refined carbohydrates in their dietAlcohol and whether there is any amount that is healthy in the dietCoffee and whether we should be drinking alternative sources of polyphenolsWilliams thoughts on the lectin debate and whether we should be avoiding high lectin foodsWhy and how food can burn specific types of fatOrganic vs conventional produceOils for cooking and the types of oils William prefers to use in his cooking and recipesWilliam W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician and scientist. His research has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments that impact care for more than 70 diseases including diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. He is also President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation, and he is leading global initiatives on food as medicine. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/241h 57m

Snacksize 6: Why you need Olive Oil in your life

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about Olive Oil. I love extra virgin olive oil because not only is it a fantastic carrier of flavour, a great fat to use for better absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, but it’s chock full of polyphenols and the studies providing evidence for its benefits are numerous. If you want to learn more about olive oil, listen episode 99 with Dr Simon Poole on the main Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/249m 2s

#234 Are Green Powders worth it? with Dr Rupy

Green powders are everywhere and I’m often asked whether people should invest in getting a green powder to consume every day. And as somebody who drinks a green powder in the mornings, this was a great opportunity for me to do a dive into whether my habit is evidence based!We’re going to discuss:The science behind the claims: Can green powders help with immunity? Gut health? Weight loss? Energy improvements?Can they replace eating vegetables?Issues with green product formulation and reading labelsWhat you need to be aware of before buying How to get maximum benefit from green powders, the best green powders out there & my top tips for choosing the right one for you🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/2438m 56s

Snacksize 5: Household Toxins to be wary of

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about toxic load. On episode 104, Professor Robert Thomas and I have a frank conversation about household toxins, cancer risk and diet. I love chatting with Robert and I frequently recommend his books on diet and cancer, plus his latest book How to Live is a firm favourite of mine.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/248m 9s

#233 Processed food, sugar, spices and British Colonial History with Sathnam Sanghera

Sathnam Sanghera’s journalism has covered far reaching topics including racism, homophobia and even pianos in train stations which he bizarrely doesn't like. But when he decided to turn his attention to Empire and Britain’s colonial history, the backlash he received from the public and even some historians was fierce and unnerving. In fact, Sathnam has received abuse online, ridicule and even death threats.As a person of Indian heritage with their roots in the divided provinces of Punjab and Bengal, I thought I knew a lot about British history. But I didn’t realise how little I knew until I read Empireland and watched some of Sathnam’s incredible documentaries on Channel 4.Today we tell the story of British Imperialism through the lens of food. Spices, Sugar, Potatoes, Cauliflower and even processed food. These are all ingredients I thought I knew about! But when you dig a little deeper you can uncover just how incredible our past is and what we can learn from. As we negotiate a new relationship with the wider world, it’s never been more important to understand the nuance of our national history. At no point in todays discussion do we refer to Empire as either good or bad. Like the weather or our relationship with our immediate family, it’s complicated. I also think the medium of social media is the wrong place to have these discussions that require compassion instead of judgement as we wrestle with uncomfortable and sometimes brutal historical truths. I hope todays discussion will enable you to cherish food in a new light that appreciates its complicated past, as well as how grateful we should be for the variety and selection that adorns our market shelves.Sathnam Sanghera was born to Punjabi immigrant parents in Wolverhampton in 1976. He entered the education system unable to speak English but went on to graduate from Christ's College, Cambridge with a first class degree in English Language and Literature. He has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards twice, for his memoir The Boy With The Topknot and his novel Marriage Material. Empireland has been longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, was named a Book of the Year at the National Book Awards of 2022, and inspired both the Channel 4 series Empire State of Mind and Sanghera's children's book about the British empire Stolen History.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/241h 2m

Snacksize 4: How to Measure Ageing

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all how we measure ageing. With all the interest in ageing and a burgeoning industry including drugs and supplements that claim to reverse your age, how do we know that they even work?Andrew Steele on episode 118 gives us a wonderful summary of the ageing field, why epigenetic clocks are something to watch out for, as well as the hallmarks of ageing. 🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/249m 46s

#232 Sugar Crashes, Cravings and how to prevent Sugar Spikes with Jessie Inchauspé

Jessie Inchauspé is back on the podcast talking about everything to do with sugar, cravings, spikes, how to enjoy your food and the surprising health effects of normalising blood sugar.Jessie is a French biochemist and New York Times bestselling author of Glucose Revolution and The Glucose Goddess Method who’s on a mission to translate cutting-edge science into easy tips to help people improve their physical and mental health.We talk about:The top foods Jessie centres her breakfast and lunches aroundThe mechanisms behind how vinegar and fibre can stabilise your sugar levelsThe common food culprits that lead us to have cravings and crash our energyPlus we talk about why:Not everyone should consider wearing a glucose monitorThe pitfalls of being too glucose centricAnd why other elements of lifestyle outside of your diet can have a detrimental impact on your sugar levelsYou can find Jessie's new products at Www.antispike.com  as well as more details on the research and how to use them!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/241h 5m

BONUS Comfort Cooking and Joyful Food with Ravinder Bhogal

One of the best experiences I had in a restaurant was when I sat at a table in Marylebone (London), decorated with floral cloths and comfy pillows. Nestling into my seat I was struck by beautiful spicy notes, warming ginger that mirrored the welcome from the maître d'. Perusing the menu, almost everything was a blend of cultures, cuisines and flavours. Dishes that are so unfamiliar, yet deserve to have a home. This restaurant and cooking style, which is proudly inauthentic, feels deeply authentic and full of love, and you can understand why when you learn about the experience of its founder, Ravinder Bhogal.Ravinder is a journalist, chef and restaurateur, who was born in Kenya to Indian parents. She’s a monthly food columnist for the FT Weekend magazine and The Guardian’s Feast magazine, a contributing editor at Harper’s Bazaar, and regularly writes for The Observer Magazine and Vogue online. Basically one of the most influential women in food.Jikoni is one of my favourite restaurants and now ‘Comfort and Joy’ (Ravinders 3rd book) is one of my new favourites too! It’s one of those cookbooks to read, but also one that deserves to have its pages stained and spattered. Ravinder’s commitment to lavish vegetables with the same joy and creativity you’d bring to a steak or a chop has resulted in a globally-inspired collection of recipes.There are fragrant and fortifying curries and stews including a mango and golden coin curry; hefty salads packed with fistfuls of good things such as heritage tomato salad with lime leaf dressing, ginger and chilli. Basically this is the kind of food I want to eat all the time. I ask Ravinder about how she conjures recipes and why cooking is the ultimate expression of love. I think you’ll love this chat.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/2436m 27s

Snacksize 3: Hope, Motivation and Luck

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about motivation and the power of a positive mental mindset. I hope listening to this snippet from my conversation with Ed Jackson on episode 112 is the pep in your step you need to supercharge your day.Ed Jackson broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralysed from the neck down. Doctors said that he would never walk again … but through sheer determination and intensive rehabilitation, Ed reached the summit of mountains within a year of his operation. A feat not even the most optimistic of medical professionals could have ever imagined.I hope this snack size podcast gives you a glimpse into Ed’s attitude to consistently challenge himself, both mentally and physically and his ability to reframe even the most difficult of situations. We can all learn something from Ed, that we can apply to our day to day.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/2411m 47s

#231 Weight loss, Visceral fat and Ozempic with Dr Nick Fuller

On todays episode I chat with friend of the podcast, Dr Nick Fuller from University of Sydney about everything to do with sustainable weight loss including why losing just 5% of your body weight triggers a cascade of processes that slows your metabolism and ultimately leads to weight gain.We discuss calories in, calories out and a broader view on energy balance, protein requirements and the important practices you need to know about to prevent visceral fat accumulation. We also discuss the potential impact of ozempic and other drugs in this class of medications and how we should be approaching any intervention that leads to weight loss.Dr Nick leads the research team within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney which focuses on the physical and mental health disorders associated with obesity. His research has been published in The Lancet and JAMA, and his team provide independent clinical analysis of emerging products and technology for the treatment of obesity and associated illness and disease.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/241h 32m

Snacksize 2: Foods for Arthritis

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about arthritis. Arthritis is one of the commonest conditions that GPs across the UK and beyond see in clinic.But is there something we can do with food to help pain associated with arthritis? In this snacksize podcast I talk through some of my go to ingredients including olive oil, ginger, polyphenols, turmeric and an anti-inflammatory diet.Subscribe to the “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/248m 50s

#230 Airfryers. Are they Toxic? With Dr Rupy Aujla and Sakina Okoko

I personally love my airfryer, I’ve been using it at home and in the Doctor’s Kitchen studio since the start of the year, but can they be considered a ‘healthier’ cooking method? This is a question I’m often posed online so we did some research and looked at a few studies. Air fryers aren’t a new invention, in fact they’ve been around for a number of years but the popularity of them has soared over the last 2 years.The way air fryers cook foods is by circulating hot hair containing tiny droplets of oil around the foods. It actually mimics the effect of submerging food in hot oil but using significantly less oil. So, it allows quick and even cooking and creates crispy coatings on the outside of the food, with less calories, hence the reputation for being a ‘healthier alternative’ to frying.On todays episode we looked at the pros and cons of airfrying across a number of domains including:Cost and conveniencePreservation of nutrientsThe detrimental impact of excessive heat on the oils and fat usedHow they compare with other methods including oven roasting and sauteing The environmental impact considering the materials they are made fromPlus our overall take on how I’m now using my airfryer and newer gadgets to look out for!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/241h 5m

Snacksize 1: Fasting in a nutshell

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about fasting. I’m often about fasting and the proposed benefits, how to fast and more.I’ve done a selection of podcasts with experts from around on this topic including Sachin Panda on episode 153, Valter Longo on 163 and Mindy Pelz on 216 if you want to dive deeper. But here is my overview from all of those conversations in under 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy this short, succinct summary that gives you a good understanding of the basics as well as some practical convenient options to trial fasting if you’re interested.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/247m 36s

#229 Manifesting, Neuroaesthetics and Ancient Wisdom with Dr Tara Swart

Friend of the podcast and one of my favourite authors Dr Tara Swart is back on The Doctor’s Kitchen show today. Neuroscientist, former medical doctor and author of “The Source”, a book that has been hugely impactful to my career and mindset.She’s also host of top rated life sciences podcast “Reinvent Yourself with Dr Tara”, and brand ambassador in beauty and well-being.Today we’re going to talk about neuroplasticity and the ability of every human to adapt and change way later in life than we originally thought. Dr Tara will talk to us about exercises for how to better tap into the potential of our brains, as well as the science of why manifesting and vision boarding (also known as ‘action boarding’) works as well as how ancient wisdom has influenced her medical practice.Her idea is simple: no matter how old, how stubborn, or how set in their ways, everyone has the capacity to change. And to add to that, everyone has the ability to manifest a future for themselves full of love, joy, health and whatever you desire. But your mindset and willingness to let go is crucial. You will love Tara’s science influenced approach to manifesting and ancient practices.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/241h 9m

#228 Sugar Crashes, Attention Deficit, Psychedelics and Food as Medicine. 5 lessons from the Podcast in 2023 with Dr Rupy Aujla

Today we’re wrapping up our podcast year with 5 impactful conversations from 2023. This year has been an incredible journey learning more about food and medicine and I hope you’ve found the lessons from the podcast as fascinating as I have!First off I share a snippet from my conversation with Dr Robert Lustig (#209 Why a calorie is not a calorie) about whether you can you be a sugar aholic? Robert’s passion for this subject is palpable, and perhaps after hearing Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, talk on the subject today, you might be inclined to review your sugar intake yourself?The realisation of our dropping attention spans is worrying. You don’t have to ask many people in your network to realise that this phenomenon is not unique. This conversation I had with Johann Hari (#193 Why you can't focus) encouraged me to inject mind wandering into my daily routine.Jessie Inchauspé is now a global phenomena and has influenced millions of people to become more conscious about the impact of sugar spikes on their wellbeing. In this snippet (#144 Flatten Your Glucose Levels), we focus on Jessie’s backstory and what led her to pursue a career in science and the revelation of how her own glucose rollercoasters were affecting her health.Professor David Nutt is at the forefront of psychedelic research and on this podcast (#211 Psychedelics and the new era of Psychiatry) he breaks down what these molecules are, the research behind them and why he believes they have great promise for mental health and beyond.And lastly, but by no means least, my conversation with Sheila Dillon (#156 The Power of Food).  Sheila’s realisation around food and medicine, touching on her own experience of cancer, her sisters and the phenomenal impact of the food programme to spark ideas and challenge dogma in our crazy complicated world of food.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/2353m 53s

#227 The Benefits of Eating with Friends with Dr Rupy Aujla, Sakina Okoko and Órfhlaith Noone

“How to eat with friends and be healthier”When was the last time you sat down at a dinner table and shared a meal with friends over laughter and stories?If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to remember a time in the last couple of days. And if you’re averse to the idea of going through the effort of having to find someone to share a meal with, research shows it has benefits!Recent studies found that regularly eating with others is linked to feeling happier, more satisfied with life and trusting of others. For children and adolescents, frequent family meals were associated with better health outcomes. But why? We’ll talk about the evidence based reasons for the health benefits of sharing food around a table, including the evolutionary link as an adaptive benefit from our hunter-gatherer ancestors to the psychological reasons as well as practical benefits!I’ll certainly be eating with friends twice a week from now on! To talk about this topic I have researcher and science writer at Doctor’s Kitchen Sakina Okoko as well as our food producer for the DK app Órfhlaith Noone.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/2340m 19s

#226 5 better ways to enjoy your Carbs with Dr Rupy Aujla

Carbohydrates are a food component that is regularly debated in the nutrition world – they have a bad rep for weight loss and diabetes, but on the other hand they are prioritised by athletes?There have been quite a few studies on the associations between total carb intake and health outcomes, but still there are still some contradictions and nuances, especially because studies often group all carbohydrates together rather than separating them by food source.So we did some research to come up with our take on carbohydrates based on the current evidence PLUS how we’re applying it to our meals.Today we’re looking at 5 ways to eat carbs to maintain blood sugar balance. What’s best for health and some easy rules of them that you can apply every day when you eat carbohydrates so you can enjoy them!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/2338m 1s

BONUS Donna Hay on Flavour, Fame and Healthy Hacks

You can tell how excited I was to have Donna Hay visit our studio this week! I’ve been an avid fan for years and we were privileged to have her grace our kitchen to record a recipe for our YouTube channel and even jump on the podcast!Donna Hay is Australia's favourite and most trusted home cook, a household name, and an international food-publishing phenomenon. Donna's 29 books have sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, been translated into 10 different languages, and her television cooking shows have brought her signature style to life for viewers in more than 14 countries.And when I say signature style, her styling is absolutely iconic and it’s inspired myself as well as many budding home cooks around the world.Her latest book,  ‘even more basics to brilliance’ is a collection of classics that people can always rely on – those dependable, delicious recipes we all want in our bag of tricks. And is a follow on from the previous book “Basics to Brilliance”Today we talk about:Injecting flavour into healthy ingredientsHer go to store cupboard and pantry ingredientsWhat food styling can do to create anticipation around a mealI was also interested in her own health hacks and how she keeps healthy when travelling. Plus we talk about her business empire and how she maintains a clear brand presence and identity, despite the wealth of touchpoints from books, cookware, magazines and TV shows.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/2336m 51s

#225 Seasonal Affective Disorder with Dr Rupy Aujla

Today I’m talking about SAD, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder because I was recently asked to explain it on BBC morning TV. It’s surprisingly common and debilitating for millions of people in the UK alone, and frustratingly there is not too much known about the cause and a real lack of research.SAD is also referred to as Winter Depression and may have similarities to depression in the way of symptoms, but it’s hard to determine whether there are similarities in the mechanism that drives the symptoms themselves.Today I’ll talk about the proposed causes, evidence for diet and lifestyle interventions and what you can do today to help yourselves.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/2334m 26s

#224 Sugar in Fruit with Dr Rupy and Sakina Okoko

A common question I get is whether the sugar in fruit could be as dangerous and toxic as the sugar we find in canned drinks, sweets and other sources of added sugars found mostly in processed foods.And sugar has been a hot topic of discussion in the past few years particularly as people become more aware of the importance of regulating blood sugar levels and avoiding large & frequent spikes. In addition, we hear regularly from health organisations and experts that we should eat less sugar because of its deleterious effects on the body. But we’re also told we should eat more fruit, which naturally contains sugar. So is sugar in fruit bad or is there more to it?Today we talk aboutThe science behind the sweetness: why plants produce sugars, the types of sugars and amounts found in different fruitHow sugar in fruit is handled by the bodyWhether fructose is better than glucoseSome tips to enjoy fruit while being aware of blood glucose levels🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/231h 5m

#223 What Women need to know about the Menopause with Dr Louise Newson

Why do women struggle with weight during and after the menopause? This is the key question I’m putting to Dr Louise Newson on todays podcast as it’s the most commonly asked question that I get from Doctor’s Kitchen followers as well as from patients during my medical career.She is the perfect person to be discussing this topic as Dr Louise Newson is one of the UK's leading medical experts on the menopause and has championed women's health for years. I also discuss with Dr Louise the 3 key things that all women should understand about the menopause.Having worked as a GP as well as opening the Newson Health menopause clinic, she has built a wealth of knowledge from first-hand experience of treating perimenopausal and menopausal women. And she’s also written “The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause” which lays out everything women need to know to understand and reclaim their power during this stage. Her book covers:- The key facts about hormones- An essential guide to HRT- Navigating an early menopause- Exercising and Eating during the menopause- Taking care of your mental healthWe also discuss the unlikely way in which Louise found out about her own menopause, which just goes to show how unaware we could all be about these symptoms!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/231h 8m

#222 Nitric Oxide, Nitrates and Nitrites in Food with Dr Rupy Aujla

You might’ve heard the terms nitrates, nitrites or nitric oxide in different contexts. There have been headlines about the “dangers” of nitrites in food, especially in processed meats like ham or bacon. But there’s also a lot of talk about the benefits of nitric oxide? It’s a very confusing topic, but hopefully after listening to todays podcast you’ll understand everything you need to know about these compounds!In this podcast, I’ll go through:What nitrates actually are, as well as the terms you might have heard - nitrates, nitrites, nitric oxide and nitrosaminesThe controversy around these compoundsHow the body handles them and their impact on healthWhich foods are the highest in nitrates and why you want to eat them every day🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/2355m 53s

#221 ADHD and diet with Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas DProf

Can you eat to improve symptoms of ADHD? That is the subject of conversation today with the wonderful Dr Miguel, who is a clinical neuroscientist and applied microbiologist with a longstanding background in human nutrition. He has a BSc (Hons) Nutritional Medicine, a MSc Clinical Neuroscience and a DProf (PhD) Gut Microbiome & Mental Health.According to Dr Miguel, the top healthy habits for a fulfilling life include eating fermented foods daily, getting a diversity of plants to support your brain-gut superhighway as well as connecting with people who bring you joy and ditching those who are toxic. As part of his giving back, Dr Miguel is the Neurodiversity Lead of the Primary Care & Community Neurology Society (also known as the Person-Centered Neurosciences Society), and he supports youth mental health programmes at the London-based Body & Soul charity. He also holds an honorary research fellow position at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University.As we do a deep dive into the science of food and neurodiversity (spanning a spectrum of disorders) we also talk about Miguel's personal experience.In 2020, Dr Miguel burned out and in the middle of a terrifying nervous system meltdown, he had the most wonderful “a-ha!” moment. As a scientist, he was able to match what the literature says about stored trauma with his own personal experience, realising the far-reaching consequences of adverse childhood events on and beyond the gut. This time in Dr Miguel’s life - leading to his late diagnosis with ADHD and autism - provided him with the opportunity to layer a trauma- and lived-experience-informed approach over the evidence-based practice approach that he’d been used to for years. He will discuss why he firmly believes science should now be focusing on the “brain to gut” downstream communication branch of the gut-brain axis, rather than on the “gut microbes to brain” branch.He has a course on ADHD and diet that is due to launch in November 2023 and you can find his free newsletter at thecreativescientist.substack.com as well as on social media @drmiguelmateasIf you head over to YT, you can not only watch the podcast in the new podcast studio at Doctor’s Kitchen HQ, but also catch a diversity bowl that me and Miguel made which is perfect for those living with ADHD.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/231h 58m

#220 Menopause and South Asian women with Chef Romy Gill MBE

Chef Romy Gill MBE, who is a dear friend, is on the podcast today sharing her culinary wisdom, her energy and passion for food as well as her voice for women of colour and the stigma that still surrounds the menopause.Romy is a celebrity Indian chef, food and travel writer and broadcaster. She was the owner and head chef at Romy’s Kitchen and in 2016 she was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list. Today we talk about her lived experience of the menopause, how changing her training from mostly running based to include strength training completely shifted her weight. We also talk about women from SA backgrounds and why it’s still an uphill battle to break down the taboo of women's health in general, plus the spices with medicinal properties, how to combine flavourful ingredients for health and why the backbone of Indian cooking is healthier than most people think.You’ll find her on BBC1's Ready Steady Cook, Sunday Brunch, The One Show, Country Life, Celebrity MasterChef, The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort Food, James Martin’s Saturday Morning and she is also a regular on BBC Radio 4's Food Programme. Her second book, On The Himalayan Trail, is a beautifully shot book which has a prime place on my studio bookshelf and Romy is writing her next book which is out next year in Autumn 2024. You can watch this on YouTube, and you’ll also see what Romy was able to cook up with a squash, some tofu and the Doctor’s kitchen pantry of spices in under 20 minutes. Trust me, you’ll want to see that recipe!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/2359m 8s

#219 Is Aluminium Foil Toxic? With Dr Rupy

In todays episode we’re going to be addressing aluminium in cookware. Every time I use foil on social media I always get comments about how toxic foil is to the brain and how I shouldn’t be promoting it,  given my position as a doctor.So I decided to review the evidence for these claims with the team and do a thorough dive into this topic and find out if there’s any evidence for these inflammatory comments.Today we talk about …What aluminium actually isHow it’s handled by the bodyWhether foil leeches aluminium into foodHow much the human body can tolerateAnd finally, what practical steps we can take to reduce our exposure if you choose to do so🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/2356m 4s

#218 Do cranberries help with UTIs? With Dr Rupy

This is a question I’m asked all the time as a GP!In todays episode we’ll go into cranberries in a bit more detail, the chemicals in cranberries that exert benefits and what the mechanism of action could be.I go into the controversies around these recent Cochrane findings, what we know and what we don’t know as well as the type of product that I recommend people try if they are interested in UTI prevention.Of course we talk about gut microbes and their impact on berries, and a wider discussion about how to choose supplements and why I prefer whole food supplements rather than individual micronutrients.Other products that may have benefits🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/2350m 8s

#217 Inflammation, the silent fire within with Dr Shilpa Ravella MD

“Hidden inflammation presents a unique dilemma. The idea that it may be a shared biological mechanism between diseases as distinct as obesity and aging, or depression and heart disease, fosters a new understanding of human health. It pushes us to consider preventing or treating these diseases in concert rather than in parts, taking into account the totality of a patient's body and mind, including the germs that live within and on top of us. The biomedical framework of the nineteenth century divided by organ systems and an understanding that a specific cause results in a specific disease - is no longer effective for most health conditions that plague us today.”This is an excerpt from Dr Shilpa Ravella’s book “Silent Fire”, it’s one of the most beautifully written books that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Shilpa’s eloquent writing style complements the wonder of inflammation as a benevolent, yet destructive force that weaves it’s thread through a multitude of conditions including auto-immunity, cardiovascular disease and obesity.Dr Shilpa Ravella is a gastroenterologist who treats a range of general gastrointestinal ailments and has unique experience in managing complex rare diseases, including intestinal failure and intestinal or multiple-organ transplantation. She’s also an expert in the field of nutrition and is particularly interested in the interactions between lifestyle, the microbiome and the immune system.Today we talk about inflammation and cancer, immunity, dementia, cardiovascular disease as well as the components of an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle such as spices, fibres, greens and exercise. We also talk about what inflammation actually is; the various terms like para inflammation, meta-inflammation, inflammageing and why it’s so important to control it.Remember I also have an inflammation mini-series that you can sign up to for free right here.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/2339m 41s

#216 Fasting for Women with Dr Mindy Pelz

Fasting is one of the hottest topics at the moment and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr Mindy Pelz to dive into this fascinating area. Like I always say to people, fasting is potentially a phenomenal, multifunctional tool that we can use to improve our immune system and our metabolic health. But the dose of fasting, the method of fasting and whether fasting is at all appropriate if you have a pre-existing condition, are all questions that are very hard to answer.Adding further complexity to the decision of how and when to fast, is the menstrual cycle. For years Mindy has been educating 1000s of women online on how to make the best use of this tool with the consideration of their shifting hormones.We go into a lot of detail today, but as ever there are so many more things that we need to discuss and will probably have to do a part 2 at some point in the future.Do check out Mindy’s fabulous book, “Fast like a Girl”, I’ve been recommending it to everyone and it’s a great resource for anyone interested in fasting as a tool for health.We also talk about some caveats of fasting and who fasting is NOT for in this episode. This is especially the case for anyone pregnant, breastfeeding or who has a history of eating disorders.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/232h 1m

#215 Supplements that are not worth it with Dr Rupy

Today I’m talking about the supplements that I think are not as useful as the claims make out, as well as the ones that I think may have use.Supplements are a tricky subject but I think it warrants a bit more attention on the podcast considering I get asked about them so much and I’m a user of supplements myself!In summary those that I think are not worth it or require caution include:MultivitaminsCalciumVitamin D3 (alone)ZincThose that could be more worth it include:High quality and high dose Omega 3Food based supplements e.g. cacao, dehydrated berries, hemp seeds, flaxseedTurmericCreatineVitamin D3 + K2🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/2329m 25s

#214 Should you eat tomatoes? With Dr Rupy

Today we’re diving into the world of tomatoes, one of the most consumed ‘fruits’ globally with a rich heritage and mixed opinions on whether it’s healthful or harmful? I’m always asked whether patients should be eating nightshade family ingredients, whether it can excerbate athritis symptoms, cause stomach acid and even IBS.So today we’re going into the benefits of tomatoes, the compounds we find in them and how to get the most out of this nutrient rich ingredient with food pairings, processes and more!If you love this kind of deep dive you’ll love the Seasonal Sunday’s newsletter that the team and I put together each week that dives into a seasonal ingredient, it’s history, nutritional medicine benefits and how to use it in the kitchen.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan🍓Seasonal Sundays Newsletter!📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/2345m 57s

BONUS Food for Mood with Dr Michael Dixon & Dr Uma Naidoo

Should we be reaching for the dinner plate before the pill bottle when treating mental illness? Well my next guests certainly think so. Dr Michael Dixon and Uma Naidoo are back on the podcast talking about the Food for Mood campaign, an idea that literally started around the King’s dining table last year!This idea of food as medicine is truly taking shape in the UK, but without strategies to ensure people can actually attain a level of nutrition to unlock these potential benefits, we’re simply reverberating ideas in an ineffective echo chamber. Michael and Uma are taking up the challenge, and launching the ‘Food for Mood’ campaign that engages multiple stake holders including government, supermarkets and of course, medical professionals and promotes the idea and practical strategies to introduce nutritional psychiatry at scale.Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, professional chef and a trained Nutrition Specialist and her nexus of interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry. She is also the national bestselling author of This Is Your Brain On Food.Dr Michael Dixon is chairman of the college of medicine, he’s been a general practitioner at College Surgery in Devon for over 35 years. Since the early 1990s, he has been a leader of the GP/clinical commissioning movement with its aim of allowing frontline clinicians a far greater role in improving local services and health. Since 2007, he has been visiting professor to the University of Westminster (Integrated School of Health) and was also appointed visiting professor of University College, London in 2012.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/2344m 10s

#213 Supplements for oral health, flossing and slowing gum recession with Dr Victoria Sampson

Today we’re discussing the connection between oral health and general health and diving into topics like flossing, Alzeihmers, the oral microbiome and supplements for your teeth. And I’m also revealing my own oral microbiome test results live on the podcast which reveal some shocking truths about my diet … you won’t want to miss it!Dr Victoria Sampson is known for being one of the leaders in preventative and holistic dentistry, lecturing globally on the topic and recognised for her achievements by ranking in the top 50 most influential dentists in the UK. She is also known for her work in developing salivary diagnostics and microbiome testing both of which I got to experience at her clinic in London that you can check out at www.thehealthsociety.co.uk … and fun fact, Victoria also DJs in her spare time and has over 15 playlists she plays for her patients to enhance their dental experience in her chair.Today we talk about:The reasons why gum recessions occur How to slow gum reccessionsMy microbiome and collagen breakdown testsWhy mouthwash choice is so important🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/231h 21m

#212 Why Tempeh is your new favourite ingredient with Dr. Driando Ahnan-Winarno

I learnt so much on todays podcast about one of my favourite ingredients, Tempeh. I know you probably have preconceptions about it, but trust me, when you begin to understand the history and variety of tempeh you will soon recognise that it’s comparable to that of cheese, wine and other artisanal foods we cherish.Joining me to dive into the world of this beautiful health promoting ingredient is Dr. Driando Ahnan-Winarno, an absolute Tempeh specialist and probably the worlds best expert on this ingredient!Ando, as he’s also known by, is a food scientist, activist, entrepreneur, who’s mission is to give more people access to nutritious, sustainable, and affordable sources of protein through promoting and innovating on tempeh. And he is the man to do that considering his PhD was on the tempeh fermentation process and written 5 texts on tempeh fermentation, including the most updated manuscript on tempeh i.e. a semicentennial review paper on tempeh so-called “The Tempeh Bible”. You can find that on www.thedoctorskitchen.com website.Ando also co-founded Better Nature Ltd (in 2019), a UK-based plant-based food start-up, whose Tempeh you’ll find in Tesco and all large supermarkets and tastes delicious.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/2355m 27s

#211 Psychedelics and the new era of Psychiatry with Professor David Nutt

Today I’m thrilled to have Professor David Nutt on the podcast, an expert on drugs, and how they work on the brain.  He trained as a psychiatrist, and for almost 50 years his research has focused on new drug treatments for anxiety, depression and addiction.Today we’re going to be diving into the world of psychedelics such as LSD, Psilocybin and Ketamine. We discuss the history of psychedelics and why they were banned in the first place, despite having a relatively good safety profile, how these drugs work and the mechanism on the brain, the default mode network (DMN) and the latest research looking at its efficacy and role in a multitude of conditions.You can check out his latest book “Psychedelics” and try his revolutionary alternative to alcohol that we mention on the podcast, sentia spirits, online.I’m really excited for you to hear this podcast, it’s rare that he has the time to dedicate a whole hour in his packed schedule, so please enjoy my conversation with Professor Nutt.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/231h 9m

#210 Organic Food is it Really Worth It?

That’s the topic of conversation on todays podcast and I’ll be talking about:What pesticides are designed to do and why we should be aiming to reduce our exposureShopping tipsThe most pesticide sprayed foodsWhich foods in different categories that I tend to buy organicHow to reduce our chemical exposure🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/231h 10m

#209 Why a calorie is not a calorie with Dr Robert Lustig

Do we eat too much sugar? This is a question I pose myself, as I like to trick myself into thinking that because I eat so well the majority of the time it makes up for my sweet tooth. But actually when I review my eating habits, I always choose dessert, I tend to snack a lot during the day and I eat way too much ‘healthy’ chocolate.And perhaps after hearing Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, talk on the subject today, you might be inclined to review your sugar intake yourself.Dr. Lustig has become a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.Today we talk about why excess sugar is so bad for our health, what the benefits of cutting our sugar intake could be, why there is nothing wrong with fruit, the differences between sugars, the blood tests we should be ordering and of course why a calorie is not necessarily a calorie.Dr Lustig also reveals some incredibly exciting research that he and friend of the podcast Dr Rachel Gow have collaborated on, where they re-engineered ultraprocessed food to be metabolically healthy. Could this be the answer to a public health crisis? Only time will tell.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/231h 1m

#208 How unhealed trauma leads to symptoms and how to heal with Benjamin Fry

There is growing recognition that many mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor cognition and memory (as well as physical issues), are the results of the high prevalence of trauma, post-traumatic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and that only by addressing trauma and rebalancing the nervous system can we address these mental and physical health issues successfully and sustainably.What I wanted to know from my guest today Benjamin Fry, a leading psychotherapist in the UK, was what are the signs someone has unhealed trauma in their life? And how can someone heal from that trauma without the use of supplements, medications or psychedelics?Throughout my medical career I’ve suspected the role of trauma in the root cause of patients conditions beyond the diagnoses of a typical mental health illness like anxiety and depression, but actually in AI conditions such as IBD and even type 1 diabetes and so to have the opportunity to explore some of these ideas with Ben was a pleasure.Today we discuss internal threats, perception, gratitude and how we can reframe our natural negative dispositions and why we reflect and respond to trauma differently.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/231h 13m

#207 Why dietary guidelines are wrong and how algorithms can help with Prof Eran Segal

Can an algorithm help us eat better? That’s the question I’ll be discussing with my guest today, Professor Eran Segal, a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), heading a lab with computational biologists and experimental scientists who have extensive experience in machine learning and computational biology allowing them to decipher how something as complex as diet, interacts with something infinitely more complex … us.Our genes, microbes, and unique environments are obviously going to impact how we respond to different foods and diets and Professor Segal is on a mission to figure out how we can use his favouroite tool, algorithms, to help us eat according to our unique biology.We first dive into our unique blood sugar responses and their seminal paper published in Cell that demonstrated the drastically different responses we all have and potential reasons why. How we calculate GI and GL index and what’s wrong these, what happens when we have high blood sugar excursions (after a high refined carb meal for example) and the dangers of gameifying our diet too much.Plus we look into the future with the Human Phenotype Project, the role of faecal transplants and I invite Professor to give us a snapshot of how we practice nutritional self-care in the future with all the ‘omics’.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/231h 8m

#206 Moringa, Aloe Vera, Nettle and Fenugreek for sugar control with Dr Merlin Willcox

Merlin Willcox, may have the answer to.Today, we’re diving into the world of therapeutic herbs and spices. Travelling across generations and cultures from around the world to discuss traditional medicine practices, whether they hold up to scientific scrutiny and if these herbs and spices have a place in our drug cabinets as well as our kitchens.Dr Willcox has worked as a GP in the NHS since 2003 and currently works in a practice in Oxford. His research interests at the University of Southampton include global health, clinical trials of herbal medicines, and improving care for vulnerable people.Dr Willcox has researched different aspects of primary health care in low-income countries, with a particular focus on child health, malaria and traditional medicines.He has been involved in several clinical trials of herbal medicines in Uganda, Madagascar, Mali and the UK and coordinates the RITAM network (Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods).We’re talking about a bunch of compounds today including moringa, ginseng, cinnamon, nigella, fenugreek, psyllium and will be discussing their potential mechanism of action plus the evidence for them. But please, if you are thinking of supplementing or trying these items, particularly if you have a condition or take pharmaceuticals, please do discuss this with your physician.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/231h 6m

#205 Spices for Longevity, Inflammation and Weight Loss with Simon Mills

Today Simon Mills is back on the podcast, he’s a complementary health pioneer from the inception of the term in 1979, and later in the fields of integrated health, selfcare and social prescription.Today we talk about specific spices to start getting into your diet and why. We talk about turmeric and the potential mechanism of action in the gut, cayenne pepper, rosemary, sage, ginger and many more! As well as if spices can be prebiotics and whether they have a role in preventing diabetes and dementia.Simon graduated from University of Cambridge with a degree in medical sciences and has been a herbal practitioner in Exeter since 1977. He was Special Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee 2000 report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In 2016 he was appointed as Herbal Strategist at Pukka Herbs, leading new initiatives, clinical research, and most recently reducing antibiotic demand which is something we touch on today.Within herbal medicine, he established the first Masters programme in the USA, writing seminal textbooks, and publishing research including randomised controlled clinical trials.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/231h 1m

#204 How a Brain Surgeon develops Purpose and Discipline with Dr Sheri Dewan

Dr Sheri Dewan is on the show today, a full-time, board-certified neurosurgeon practicing in Chicago, who is one of roughly 200 board-certified women neurosurgeons in the United States. And today we’re talking about her journey into neurosurgery, that’s she’s penned in a fantastic book “Cutting a Path”.And despite the very specific experience of her journey to becoming a specialist surgeon in a male dominated field, battling gender and ethnic barriers, her story is one that I think many people can connect with. Being a medic, a mother, a mentor and a human. Sheri shares the highs and tragedies of her work whilst juggling her role outside the hospital. She gives us an insight into her coping strategies that she’s developed throughout her career, including that of mindful moments, yoga and even manifesting. (something that I thought to be quite unusual and that challenges the preconception of the stoic neurosurgeon who has hardened themselves to the reality of the job and removes the emotion from their day to day)I hope you leave todays conversation feeling inspired to do your own work on continually questioning purpose and practicing reflection as a blueprint for both working and living more fully.You can find Dr Sheri Dewans book in all good bookstores, it’s a wonderfully honest and refreshing read that I thoroughly enjoyed!(Trigger Warning : We mention child bereavement on the show today)https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ (08000288840)🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/231h 3m

#203 Look after your brain and live longer with Max Lugavere

Max Lugavere is on the podcast today, somebody I’ve listened to and watched for many years on social media and whilst our opinions don’t converge on everything to do with nutrition, I think these sorts of discussions with influential personalities online are really useful and productive.I think Max is doing a great job of pushing the agenda on what could be described as the silent epidemic. As many of you know, Max’s mother was given a diagnosis of dementia around 10 years ago, and he devoted his life to her care thereafter. He has since gone on to write multiple books on the subject of nutrition and health as a journalist and more recently has launched a documentary, the trailer for which you can see at www.littleemptyboxes.com and I challenge you to watch it and not get emotional. It will be gripping viewing that painfully documents the slow decline of his mother, but honestly depicts what millions of people and their families have to experience around the world.And if there’s ever been a time to wake up to the impact of prevention, particularly in the UK as alzheimer's is our number 1 cause of death, it’s certainly now.We talk about foods to avoid and why, the egg debate, plus exercise benefits and how to start looking after your brain today.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/231h

#202 Dietary changes to lower your Cholesterol

On todays podcast we’re going to be talking about cholesterol, heart health and cholesterol lowering diet measures that you can start using today to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.As a doctor, I wish I had an hour to talk to all patients about these things, so this is going to be a nice resource that I’ll use myself! Today you’ll learn:What cholesterol is and why it’s important for the bodyHow we measure cholesterol and what blood markers are associated with an increase risk of cardiovascular diseaseThe dietary patterns, ingredients and functional foods to choose from, to build a heart healthy lifestyle aroundI’ll do a couple of hot takes on eggs, red yeast rice and probotics tooWider considerations including alcohol, sugar and inflammation, drugs, plus supplements and imaging to consider I’ll do on another pod!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/231h 20m

#201 The most impactful conversations from 200 episodes of Doctor’s Kitchen

I’ve been regularly podcasting now since 2019 and it’s been a whirlwind. Whilst this podcast was initially focused on nutrition and medicine, the conversations have spanned a wide range of topics including happiness, motivation, purpose and finding joy and meaning during life's struggles.I’m obsessed with food, flavour and how we connect with each other through the shared experience of eating. And it’s because of this appreciation for connection as to why it’s felt quite natural for me to cast the net wider when it comes to the conversations I’ve had on the podcast.This pod isn’t just about nutritional medicine, although that is the foundation of what started it. It’s become just as much about finding meaning and sparking joy, and it just so happens that we use food as the metaphor for this.Whilst we’ll always have food to focus on, I hope you will allow me to expand the conversations beyond the science of food to explore other elements of lifestyle that are as important from both a scientific lens and an emotional one.#124 Fix Your Pain with Deepak Ravindran#104 How To Live with Professor Robert Thomas#91 Solving Happiness with Mo Gawdat#49 Overcoming the odds with Alexandra Adams#26: Eating for Mental Health with Professor Felice Jacka#27 Life Lessons From A Brain Surgeon - Dr Rahul Jandial🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/231h 31m

#200 Why Culinary Medicine is the future of medical nutrition education with Dr Sumi Baruah, Elaine Macaninch & Chef Vince Kelly

Today I’m chatting with the directors of the non-profit Culinary Medicine UK who have been with me from the very start when I had the aspiration to bring this method of teaching to the UK.We talk about the origins of CM and how it’s changedWhat the evolution of CM has been and how we survived the pandemicWhere CM is currently taught as well as the aspirations of where we want to take itIf you’ve never heard of Culinary Medicine before, it’s a method of teaching health and social care professionals, nutrition science with hands on cooking and culinary skills.Essentially we deliver evidence based, practical and appropriate teaching to healthcare professionals on how to adapt nutrition advice for individuals with varying medical conditions, cultures, skills, resources and personal preferences. Something that is not taught well, or at all, in universities today.Vince is a culinary lecturer at UK’s number one Hospitality School, Westminster KingswayCollege (WKC). With over 25 years of experience within the hospitality industry and is anexecutive committee member of Master Chef’s of Great Britain.Elaine is an experienced nutrition educator and registered dietician, who leads on the development of CMUK nutrition modules. She is a researcher working towards a PhD, and writer with an interest in improving access to healthy food for people facing nutrition insecurity, and has postgraduate qualifications in clinical education, diabetes, research, critical appraisal, behaviour change and communication.Dr Sumi Baruah is the CEO of CMUK and is currently a portfolio GP, who holds diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sexual Health and a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Education as well as being a certified health coach.You can sign up to the Nutritional Psychiatry Workshop event here with Professor Felice Jacka - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-school-nutritional-psychiatry-culinary-medicine-2-day-intensive-tickets-619975532507🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/231h 21m

#199 Are Glucose Hacks Worth It?

On today’s podcast we’ll be talking more specifically about practices, tactics/‘hacks’ to reduce blood glucose spikes and crashes, strategies to keep us insulin sensitive and ultimately improve our metabolic health, so we can prevent things like T2DM, certain cancers, dementia, obesity, CVD. Potentially even improving the management of conditions like PCOS, headaches and vague symptoms like brain fog, fatigue and more.Specifically I’m talking through popular hacks to maintain a normal glucoseVinegar before mealsThe order of foods (nutrient sequence manipulation)Fibre before mealsExercise after eatingPlus supplements including psyllium, green tea, berberine and salacia oblongaI’m diving into the studies that many people use to recommed these practices, the doses and I’ll ultimately let you know whether I think they’re worth trying!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/231h 34m

#198 Beat Burnout and become more resilient with Dr Dani Gordon

Burnout. It’s a massive topic, not fully understood and the mechanisms that drive stress, fatigue, brain fog and all the symptoms suggestive of poor resilience, are multifactorial and complex which is why it’s so lovely to speak with a double board certified medical and integrative medicine doctor who’s treated 1000s of patients about this subject.It can often be frustrating for people as well, particularly when you feel like you’re doing the right things. You eat the right foods, you exercise, you take supplements, you meditate, you do yoga. You do all the ‘correct things’ yet you still have symptoms that make you feel that you’re constantly treading water without any resolve.Dr Dani Gordon is back on the podcast today, she’s an integrative medicine physician and leading expert in integrative and cannabinoid medicine, and resilience. She has treated thousands of patients with medical cannabis, is vice chair of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and is author of ‘The CBD Bible’ and the new book 'The Resilience Blueprint.'   We talk about:What we mean by burnout?What symptoms are suggestive of burnoutHow resilience starts in the brainThe HPA axisPsychoneuroimmunologyEndocannibinoid system and the gutSupplements for sleepGeneral supplements for healthMind Body InterventionsConcepts to lean into for resilience such as compassion, optimism, gratitude, self awareness and judgmentDr Dani’s medical practice, Resilience Medicine Clinics, treats patients across the UK with cannabinoids and integrative medicine with a focus on mental health, chronic fatigue and complex chronic disease. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/231h 6m

#197 Improving metabolic health and insulin resistance

In today’s solo episode and I’ll be talking about insulin resistance, how this impacts your risk of disease and why insulin resistance could drive many chronic conditions and why certain lifestyle measures work for improving metabolic health.By the end of the episode you will understand:The relationship between IR and diseaseThe importance of sugar balance in the bodyWhat insulin is and how insulin worksWhat happens when we become resistant to insulinWhat are the causes of IRWhat we can do to become more insulin sensitive and ultimately prevent disease🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meReferences:4 grams of glucose - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2636990/IR Overview - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507839/Insulin resistance Mechanisms - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8831809/Insulin resistance, genes and mitochondria - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7341556/Obesity Insulin and cancer - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7214048/Insulin resistance from euglycaemic clamps - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3379600/Sleep debt and Insulin resistance - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10543671/Increased snacking with poor sleep - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19056602/Impact of sleep disorders on endocrine systems - https://dmsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13098-015-0018-3Shorterm sleep restruction reduces insulin sensitivity in young healthy adults - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5557027/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/231h 51m

#196 Eat well on a Budget!

Today we’re talking all about eating well on a budget and we’re covering a selection of topics including: The cost of living and average costs of food shops in the UKWhat healthy means and how we can achieve that on a budgetQuick wins and general rules of thumb for eating well for lessWhat I do before the shop, at the shop and during the weekSome of my favourite budget-friendly ingredients and also what not to cut corners onPlus I dive into proteins, frozen vs fresh and how you could potentially save £1000s per year on your food billTry this budget meal plan and tipsBBC iPlayer show: ‘Thrifty Cooking in The Doctor’s Kitchen’Search: ‘Budget meals’ on the app🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.References: Factors influencing our food choiceshttps://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/nutr1100/chapter/lifestyles-and-nutrition/https://www.statista.com/statistics/282371/factors-influencing-consumer-food-product-choice-in-the-uk/ Average household spend:https://www.nimblefins.co.uk/average-uk-household-cost-food#inc Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/231h 44m

#195 Fix your PCOS with Dr Nitu Bajekal

We have a packed episode today discussing what my guest describes as, the epidemic of PCOS. Dr Nitu Bajekal is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Author and Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician in the UK with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. And today we’re talking about: how you can spot the signs of PCOSWhy PCOS costs billions in healthcare costs annuallyWhy women from ethnic minorities are at worse riskWe also discuss how 3 in 4 of those with PCOS remain undiagnosed, because of how complex a condition it isWe talk about Insulin ResistanceOestrogen Dominance, and whether that’s a thing or notThe OestrobolomeAnd how to avoid bloating when inching toward a more whole food plant based dietAs you can tell this episode is going to be packed with information, but you can also check out Nitu’s book, Living PCOS Free that she co-authored of with her daughter and nutritionist, Rohini Bajekal. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/231h 37m

Stop ageing and reverse disease with Sue Armstrong

Why should we stop ageing? Today we talk about everything to with ageing, why it occurs, why there’s renewed interest in it and what we can do about it. Sue beautifully lays out the history of longevity research, the origins of this fascinating scientific discipline and what the latest research means for you.We’re taking a short break on the podcast this week so we’re diving into the rich archives of The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast to resurface one of my favourite conversations from 2 years ago.Sue Armstrong is a writer and broadcaster specialising in science, health and development issues and author of one of my favourite books on longevity, “Borrowed Time – The science of how and why we age”.Today we discuss how Sue's career got started as well as her experience reporting on Nelson Mandela’s release from prison as well as her time spent researching HIV.We talk about:The origins of ageing researchThe different theories of why we ageCellular senescence The ageing immune systemCalorie restriction and its pros and consAnd lots more🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too. On Android? Join the waitlist here!Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/231h 34m

#194 The COOKS Live Podcast with Dr Rupy and Hanna Geller

Today’s episode is a live recording from my first supperclub of my book tour to promote the latest cookbook “Dr Rupy COOKS” and it was recorded in front of a live audience in London where we got to enjoy some beautiful food from the book prepared by Hanna Geller and her team who hosted the event at her home and interviewed me!We talk about the mission for Doctor’s Kitchen, where I started, why I wrote this new book and also what I’m up to with the app, the non-profit work and future aspirations to change the way we look at food as medicine.After two decades working as an interior designer, creating comfortable and invitingspaces, Hanna turned her attention to food. Combining these two great passions, shestarted the Building Feasts blog to share not only recipes and stories about the dishesshe developed, but her philosophy on designing ways to bring people together around aTable. And it’s this passion for food that brings out a little debate element of this interview which I personally really enjoyed.Hanna also teaches regular cooking classes, hosts Supper Clubs, pop ups and other events including collaborations with Pump Street Chocolate & Bakery, Honey & Co to name a few. You can find out more about it at www.buildingfeasts.com.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/2350m 2s

#193 Why you can’t focus with Johann Hari

Warning: Today’s episode contains strong languageI’m chatting with Johann Hari today, the international bestselling author of ‘Chasing the Scream’, ‘Lost Connections’ and the latest book ‘Stolen Focus’. Today’s conversation is fascinating. I often find myself opening tabs and not remembering why I opened it, or walking out of my house and having to remind myself why I’m leaving. I naturally assumed it was just me. Overworking and undersleeping is bound to have this effect, but there appears to be something more insidious going on as Johann explains in todays episode. And if you’re like me, you’re definitely not alone.There are 5 core ideas that we explore today:One: Your attention didn’t collapse - it was stolen.Two: If your Screentime shows that you spend more than three hours a day on your phone, then you are losing far more than just time. Your brain can only produce one or two thoughts in your conscious mind at once. We’re very, very single-minded.Three: The covid crisis has flipped many of us into a state called hypervigilance, which is ruining our focus.Four: The way we eat in the Western world is severely damaging our attention and focus.Five: We can only get out of this crisis if we respond as individuals, by making changes in our own lives and our children’s lives, to protect ourselves from forces invading our attention. But we also need to campaign for more humane technology, forcing them to adopt a different business model that isn’t reliant on interrupting, distracting and monetising our attention.We talk about:Our ‘attentional pathogenic culture’Switch cost effectsTapping into flow statesReading as a gym for empathyUniversal basic incomeAnd of course, technology🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/231h 22m

#192 Prescribing Fruit and Veg on the NHS with Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator

Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is a GP in London and probably one of the most motivating people I’ve ever met. You’re in for an absolute treat today, especially if you’re a passionate medic with a penchant for nutritional medicine like me, because this doctor is making some huge waves.Chi-Chi is also a GP Appraiser for NHS England and Vice Chair of Ascension Trust, an organisation known for initiatives that seek to help the vulnerable in society. And leads the AT Beacon Project, a health initiative of Ascension Trust working on the ground in the heart of neighbourhoods to address health inequalities. We met up at one of their health and wellbeing hubs in the inner city estate of Brixton, but they also operate out of social supermarkets, barber shops, churches and wherever you find vulnerable people that they can help to live healthier, flourishing lives.As we were in the middle of an outreach clinic you’ll hear some activity during todays recording and if you want to see it in action, check it out on YouTube!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2339m 2s

#191 Eat to Charge Your Metabolism and Burn Fat with Dr William Li

There is biochemical beauty hidden within the colors, shapes, and diversity of the fruits and vegetables that line our grocery aisles and I hope after listening to today's podcast you’ll be inspired to explore even more of them!Dr. William Li is back on the podcast, you will have heard myself and William on previous episodes where we explored the world of food as medicine. By eating foods that you already enjoy, like tomatoes, blueberries, sourdough bread, and dark chocolate your body activates its five health defense systems to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions. In William’s latest book, Eat to Beat Your Diet, Dr. Li introduces the surprising new science of weight loss, revealing healthy body fat can help you lose weight.Today we talk about:Reframing fat, and why fat is essential for lifeFat’s role in insulation, hormone production, fuel and thermogenesisThe mechanism of how the bioactives in foods improve metabolismThe foods that help with these actions from fruits, vegetables, spices and morePlus William’s research led approach to foodRemember you can watch the podcast on YouTube if you want to see Dr Li’s show and tell, plus subscribe to the channel whilst you\re there!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/231h 35m

#190 Reduce your anxiety in 10 minutes with Owen O’Kane

There are a few problems with therapy. It’s often hard to access, it can be costly, it’s hard to find the time to engage with a therapist and there is still, of course, a huge stigma around it.But we know that it is a scientifically proven method of improving mental wellness. It improves brain chemistry and can reprogram neuropathways to help a person function in more helpful ways.And that’s why I love the premise of Owen O’Kane’s latest book “How to be your own Therapist”. Teaching you the key fundamentals of therapy and how to apply these to your own life, alongside targeted tasks that only take 10 minutes a day.All these techniques are steeped in a range tools including CBT, CFT, mindfulness, IP therapy, EMDR which why I absolutely trust and value Owen’s work so much.Owen O’Kane, psychotherapist and former NHS Clinical Lead has been on the podcast before. We talked about where he grew up in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles,' the perfect training ground for understanding the anxious mind due to the conflict and fear that existed in the region. He’s also a former palliative care nurse. Owen heard first-hand the biggest regrets people have on their death beds and as a result, learnt about the stresses and worries we shouldn't hold onto.Today we also talk about:Psychological flexibilityNot allowing your happiness to be so cheapMicro injections of intention and introspectionTherapy is less about Indulgence and more about courageousness🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/231h 26m

#189 How to Create Better Soil, Happier Farmers and Healthier People with Thomasina Miers

It was an absolute pleasure to host Thomasina Miers on the podcast today. Entrepreneur, cook, TV personality, activist, writer and so much more. There isn’t much that this incredible person can’t do.Like many of us, she learnt to cook at her mothers side and after attempting to forge a career in advertising, journalism, digital consultancy, she followed her heart and went to cookery school.Fast forward a few years, after travelling the world, she went on to win Masterchef and create Wahaca inspired by the food markets of Mexico during her trips.Tommi cares deeply about where our food comes from, how it is grown, supports the soil, biodiversity and the planet and believes everyone should have access to good ingredients.I learnt so much more about Tommi and we chat about:The importance of soilHow the Chefs in Schools charity is changing what our children eatHow Groove Armada sold his record rights and started an organic farmWhy the ancient Mayan civilisation disappearedRemember you can check out Tommi’s incredible book “Meat Free Mexican” which has some glorious dishes and her regular column in the Guardian.All the links to our discussion topics can be found on www.thedoctorskitchen.com/podcasts🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/231h 20m

#188 Healing your Thyroid with Dr Amy Gajjar

Thyroid conditions. It’s a subject I’m consistently asked about online and one that really requires some understanding of how interconnected our systems are and how you can’t simply ‘eat for your thyroid’ without appreciating the multiple insults to our thyroid glands from lifestyle factors, drugs, toxins, sleep, stress and our wider environment.This is a hefty subject but my guest on the podcast today Dr Amy Gajjar is an expert with over 2 decades of experience treating patients and a rich understanding of integrative medicine.Dr Amy is an Integrative Physician (GP) combining Functional Medicine, Coaching, Yoga and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She trained at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London and worked as a GP for several years. In Sydney, she has undergone extensive further training and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and a Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Her main interests are thyroid disease, gut health and autoimmunity. She has also completed courses in coaching, NLP, ayurvedic lifestyle, meditation and is a certified hatha and kundalini yoga teacher.Dr Amy believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care, embracing all aspects of health – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.“Slow butterfly; how healing your thyroid transforms everything” is her first book and hopes to empower people living with Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism and inspire them to become the best version of themselves.By the end of this podcast you should be able to understand what the thyroid gland does, how disruption of the gland can manifest in a variety of vague symptoms, what tests to think about, how to take control of your lifestyle to better manage low thyroid conditions with a practitioner.We talk about:The spectrum of thyroid conditionsWhy poor thyroid health affects your gut, mood, weight, cholesterol, muscles and moreWe focus on Hypothyroid conditions and the differential diagnoses to considerWhy conventional tests and treatment lack a focus on the root cause of issuesThe biology of thyroid hormone release from the pituitary glandWhy disruption to normal thyroid hormone release leads to ‘hibernation’ symptomsStress, Sleep, Movement, Toxins, Nutrition and Herbs🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/231h 24m

#187 The Kitchen Prescription with Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

Today I welcome Dr Saliha Mahmood onto the podcast, winner of masterchef in 2017,NHS gastroenterologist and author of 3 cookbooks including the latest “The Kitchen Prescription” which is out at the end of March.The more diversely we eat, the lower our risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and the more enhanced our immunity. Saliha and I chat about how we put this into practice on a day to day basis, both with patients and our own personal lives. Saliha has a real passion for gastronomy that she pairs with an incredible empathic approach to gastroenterology and I really think it comes across in our chat today.We talk about:Functional Gut DisordersHow Saliha approaches food in clinical practiceThe spectrum of gut disordersThe beauty of cookingHow to increase diversity in kids meals to improve gut health🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/231h 6m

#186 Why you should start sprouting with Doug Evans

Shoots, sprouts, microgreens, saladgreens, grasses, activated nuts it’s a confusing business! But I have Doug Evans on the podcast today, the sprout man himself, to talk us through how powerful and easy sprouting your own can be!Doug Evans is an early pioneer in the natural food industry. In 2002 he co-founded Organic Avenue, one of the first exclusively plant-based retail chains in the country. Doug has quite the idyllic lifestyle in the Mojave Desert on a permaculture hot springs oasis. Revolutionising gardening and growing your own food right in your kitchen in an affordable and accessible way is going to be a gamechanger for a lot of you and if you haven’t sprouted, and you have my first cookbook, I actually talk about sprouting and how to sprout broccoli and mung beans! But for the definitive guide, do check out Doug’s “The Sprout Book” to learn how to grow and eat the most nutritious food on the planet.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Links:https://www.foundmyfitness.com/topics/sulforaphaneBroccoli sprouts on weightInflammation and Broccoli sprouts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/231h 9m

#185 Adaptogens, Plant Medicine and Medical Herbalism with Dr Sally Moorcroft

Today on the podcast I have Dr Sally Moorcroft and we’re talking about Herbal medicine, also called phytotherapy, which refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes.Dr Sally embarked on a medical career almost many years ago but her experience in hospital medicine, coupled with her travels to France and Australia that introduced herbal medicine, led her to complementary therapy which she’s practiced for almost 2 decaded. Today we talk about a range of things on a subject I’m not terribly familiar withThe history of herbal medicineThe overlap with native america, ayurvedic and traditional chinese medicineHow we extract the products from plantsWhat adaptogens are and how to use themAnti-inflammatory herbsResources for people interested in medical herbs, how to source quality products and potential drug interactionsAnd we also workshop some cases like patients with gastritis or high cholesterol and how Dr Sally would approach themIf you’re new to things like slippery elm, marshmallow root, devil’s claw, rhodiola and boswelia (like me!) I think you’ll find this episode useful and I’m certainly going to dive into the resources that Sally recommended!Dr Sally Moorcroft is an award winning integrative and functional medicine doctor, she has a life long interest and passion in food as medicine and leads a team of doctors, nutritionists and practitioners. She has a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine and is currently completing IFM certification. She has also trained in medical acupuncture, TCM and is passionate about using a personalised, holistic and root cause approach. Her special interest is women's health, especially menopause, perimenopause, endometriosis and PCOS; and the gut microbiome.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/231h 44m

#184 Fix your body, become more supple and live stress free with James Davies

My guest today has been on multiple journeys. Picking himself up after his athletics dream was crushed. Overcoming and managing a significant speech impediment. Finding joy, balance and his passion in helping others achieve a pain free life.James Davies, author of “Body”, is the founder and CEO of Rising Health, which he started 10 years ago and his clients include David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, Philip Schofield, Mo Farah among many others. He has worked globally with professional athletes ranging from Olympic champions, premiership footballers, NFL and rugby union players, as well as A-List actors like Eva Mendes. He is the sought after therapist and even served the Great Britain team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.But rather than being trained as a physiotherapist, like most practitioners are who work for national teams, James actually trained at the British School of Osteopathy. He studied Massage and Sports injuries at the London School of Massage, Tecar Therapy in Italy, Tok Sen in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is a noted authority on laser therapy, dry needling, acupuncture and cupping.As a performance therapist and athletics coach, James is able to integrate a range of therapies including, massage, biomechanics and functional and structural applications. He developed the ethos of relieve, restore and perform based on his own personal experience as a young athlete, and his experience working with elite athletes.This is a really cool conversation for me to have, I loved chatting with James, I learnt a lot from his new book ‘Body’, the language of pain, finding joy in movement and I loved how the majority of what we talked about came down to finding balance and creating a stress free life. Enjoy!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/231h 17m

#183 Why Woo Woo works with Dr David Hamilton

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free“Humans have become like tuning forks that vibrate sweetly to the sounds of nature.”Sometimes, when the spirit is soothed with a little extra care, the body returns to balance all by itself. And that’s why today we’re talking about why Woo Woo works with Dr David Hamilton.After completing a PhD in organic chemistry, David worked in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, and how some people's conditions would improve because they believed a placebo was a real drug, David left the industry to write books and educate people on how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health.Today, I want you to keep an open mind. We talk about crystals, energy biofields, visualisation, the law of attraction and a bunch of concepts that make the sceptical part of my brain nervous to even consider talking about. But reading the book “Why Woo Woo Works”, the surprising science behind meditation, reiki, crystals and other alternative practices, has opened up my mind to the possibility of why these are practices that hold merit.We talk about:The mechanism behind placeboPositive vs Pessimistic consultations in general practiceVisualisation and the immune systemNature, fractals and responses to pain with plantsReiki and biofield energy therapiesEmotional contagion via mirror Neurons?You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/231h 20m

#182 Heal Your Gut with Dr Will Bulsiewicz

I’ve spoken to 1000s of people about nutritional medicine in clinic. In most part, people who optimise their plates to contain more fibre, mostly plants and variety tend to thrive. They feel better, lighter, happier and in many cases it sparks a new zest for life. The trick is helping people maintain a habit of eating well consistently (which by the way is why I developed my app).But for the minority, the opposite is true. Whatever healthy items they include in their diet … their body reacts negatively. And it can set them up for a life of restriction, anxiety around eating a diverse collection of ingredients and a digestive system that is intolerant to many foods.If this is you. You’re not alone. And there are solutions. It doesn’t require a barrage of investigations, intolerance tests and supplements but it does require motivation and persistence.My guest today is Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B") a gastroenterologist and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and you’ll find him on social media as the @theguthealthmd and his website theplantfedgut.com.This is a long episode so for those of you who want the TLDR here it is.Fibre is super importantIt has connections with immune health, mental health, cognition, heart health and inflammation.Everyone's gut is unique and a diverse diet with mostly plants is a great starting point.However … many people have gut microbe imbalances that prevent them from eating a diversity of foods and particularly foods with high amounts of fibre that are paradoxically great for the gut.If this happens to be you, a strategy for improving your guts adaptability and ultimately creating a flexible eating method that allows you to eat tons of food is to:Keep a food diaryRule out other causes such as gallbladder dysfunction or constipationRestrict, Observe and ReintroduceConsider the wider impacts of lifestyle on your gut🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/231h 56m

#181 Everything you want to know about food with Professor Tim Spector OBE

Ever wondered about the environmental impact of your food choices?How can you offset that flight to Tenerife?Do you know about food fraud?How about why the food industry tricks you into thinking that it’s all about calories?Professor Tim Spector OBE, is back on the podcast to talk about Food for Life, his new book that is awesome! Tim and I also discuss the many wondrous and surprising properties of everyday foods, which scientists are only just beginning to understand. Plus a look into his nutrition company ‘Zoe’ and the latest in personalised medicine.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/231h 39m

#180 Dr Rupy COOKS with Dr Rupy

Today I’m diving into my new book Dr Rupy COOKS that you can buy in store and online in all good bookstores today, right here!I talk about:The diet industry’s dirty little secretHow the science is complex, solutions are simple but implementation is hardHow to get diversity in your mealsThe simple formula for gut healthI also talk about the app and the planned new features and health goals we’re researching. A few other developments including investing in a bespoke content studio, looking for a food producer and creating an events space.What I’m focusing on in 2023, with particular reference to mimetic theory and diving into truly what makes you happy.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2353m 10s

#179 The Health Fix with Dr Ayan Panja

Today I’m chatting with a really good friend of the podcast, Dr Ayan Panja and I’m delighted to announce that he has finally written an incredible debut book “The Health Fix”.We talk about the potential for health coaches to unlock huge benefits in the NHSThe IDEAL framework for behaviour changeHow to understand your biology and fix symptoms using the ‘health loop’This is a great episode that dives into how better understanding our our biology and the interconnectedness of our hormone, nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and immune system could lead to improved outcomes in how we treat ourselves.Ayan is one of the UK's most influential GPs. And his book is packed with practical tips built around novel frameworks with revealing case studies and a focus on evidence and science.The book is fantastic and it’s now hot on my recommendation list for anyone who wants to understand their health better.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/231h 20m

#178 Prescribing Fruit & Vegetables with Jonathan Pauling

Jonathan Pauling is chief executive of the Alexandra rose charity, whose vision is for everyone to have access to healthy and affordable food and whose mission is to give families access to fresh fruit & vegetables in their communities.I hadn’t come across the charity before, but our values are so aligned! It was founded in 1912 by Queen Alexandra and established to support Londoners in poverty. Inspired by a priest in her native Denmark selling roses to raise money for those in need, Queen Alexandra brought the idea back to the UK.In a landmark study that started a few months ago, they are trialling rose vouchers that are exchangeable for healthy fruit and vegetables from street market vendors in deprived areas. This latest trial is on the back of years of work across other areas in the UK and pilots where they’re also involved in cooking workshops and healthy start vouchers for families with young children. Something that Johnathan mentions on the podcast today really hit home to me. He said we can’t just tackle financial inequality, we have to tackle health inequality.And from previous schemes they’ve already demonstrated that simply increasing fruit and vegetable consumption can lead to improvements in energy, digestive health and reduced the reliance on processed foods. That isn’t to say this is a cure-all for poverty, but it’s definitely something we should be looking at to “level up”.I’ve wished for the ability to prescribe healthy food and this study could pave the way for that reality.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/221h 29m

#177 Eating to Extinction. How to save the world’s rarest foods with Dan Saladino

Have you ever eaten a Murnong? Or maybe an O-Higu Soybean? Or perhaps a vanilla orange?Perhaps you’ve heard of an Alb lentil from Swabia in Germany or maybe the Oloton maize from Oaxaca in Mexico?If you’re anything like me, somebody who truly loves food and regards themselves as a bit of a food buff, you won’t have heard of any of them!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeTo paraphrase my guest on the show today, food journalist Dan Saladino, of the 6,000 plant species humans have eaten over time, the world now mostly eats just 9. 3 of them – rice, wheat and maize – provide 50% of all calories. Add potato, barley, palm oil, soy and sugar (beet and cane) and you have 75% of all the calories that fuel our species. As thousands of foods have become endangered and extinct, a small number have risen to dominance.And it’s killing us.The lack of diversity on our plates affects our health and the systematic stripping out of crops adaptive mechanisms, the result of 1000s of years of adaptions, renders them exposed to parasites, pests and disease.But Dan provides a dose of hope. The green revolution completely changed our agricultural climate in a post war world. Will rising food prices, climate instability, rising rates of chronic illness and our crops vulnerability to disease force another revolution?Dan Saladino is a food journalist and broadcaster. He joined The Food Programme in 2006 and for more than a decade has travelled the world recording stories of foods at risk of extinction – from cheeses made in the foothills of a remote Balkan mountain range to strange red varieties of rice in southern China. His book, Eating to Extinction, is a journey through the past, present and future of food, a love letter to the diversity of global food cultures, and a work of great urgency and hope.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/221h 16m

#176 The secret to delicious plant based cooking with Georgina Hayden

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeFood writer Georgina Hayden, is on the podcast today, she is author of ‘Taverna’ and more recently ‘Nistisima’ which translates as lenten or fasting foods.And the secret to eating delicious plant based foods is … it’s no secret! For over 200 days of the year, orthodox christians would essentially eat plant based! Sometimes it was a form of self discipline and religious practice, sometimes out of frugality and generally tradition! And the dishes were always meant to be vegan, rather than a plant based version of a meat dish. Drawing on history and culture from around the Levantine region, Mediterranean and Eastern Europe Nistisima is glorious.The cakes made with olive oil, the light slow cooked peppers, the sour leeks, the spicy harissa potatoes all look and taste amazing without the feeling that you’re missing a central element of the food. No wonder these Mediterranean countries have such healthy older generations!Georgina is a foodie through and through. Growing up in North London in a Greek Cypriot household, she was constantly surrounded by food from a young age.We dive into her career from laying the tables at her family's restaurant, to the 12 years at Jamie Oliver’s and her more recent experience as a judge for Channel 4's latest cooking show the 'Great Cookbook Challenge’.You can watch our conversation on youtube as well! It’s great no cost way of supporting the podcast and make sure you subscribe too!You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2258m 40s

BONUS Why your story matters and how to find purpose with Mark Leruste

Most people are afraid of what others might think or say if they showed up as their true authentic selves. Especially in a business context. That’s why so many of us are terrified of sharing our story authentically in public and struggle to make a lasting impact when introducing ourselves. But what if you could effortlessly enroll and engage your audience every time you introduced yourself be it at work, on stage or even on a podcast?To talk about this, I have a good friend of mine on the podcast, Mark Leruste. He was previously Country Manager of The Movember Foundation, he has an award winning podcast ‘The Unconventionalists’ and has an inspiring TEDx talk.Mark is on a mission to eradicate career misery in the workplace for the next generation of leaders by helping organisations and those who lead them clarify their purpose to better lead and inspire their people, and share their story more powerfully so the world listens. His book “Glow In The Dark” is a guide to learn how to raise your profile and impact the world with your story.But why are stories important? I’ll be honest, I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to words like being your true, authentic self. What does this actually mean? I learnt a lot from Mark.Check out the book Glow in the Dark in all good bookshops and online, plus the website https://www.glowinthedarkbook.com/🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/221h 15m

#175 Harness the power of food to activate your health defences and help heal with Dr William Li

Dr Li is back on the podcast, I love the way he shares a similar belief in food as medicine and that simple delicious food is key to health. The way he researches, describes and cooks ingredients is testament to his immense knowledge on the subjectWilliam W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.” His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views.Next year I’ll be having a full length conversation with Dr Li in anticipation of his next book so please enjoy this short conversation with William and Sakina.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2231m 35s

BONUS Learn to Thrive with Dr Nasha Winters

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeToday’s episode contains pretty stark descriptions of how many environmental pollutants we’re exposed to. Which is scary and could be triggering for a number of people. Dr Nasha Winters, who has suffered with cancer herself, does not shy away from the realities of our toxic environment and dealing with cravings for addictive foods so if you feel that you may be triggered by these descriptions then I reckon this is probably not the podcast to listen to.Part of the reason why we wanted to release this episode, despite it being slightly out of the norm of our typically conversation, is because we need to build mental resilience to these realities. Unfortunately we have a toxic environment, and in fact in December 2020 Southwark Coroner's Court found that air pollution "made a material contribution" to the death of 9 year old Ella Kiss-Debrah in 2013, after over two years of severe asthma attacks and cardiac arrests that led to multiple hospital visits. Our environment is having an impact on our health whether we would like to appreciate that or not and I will personally be diving into these topics a lot more.So, I would keep an open mind for today’s podcast!Remember you can watch as well as listen to the podcast on YouTube and you can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/2245m 9s

#174 Become pain free and take control of your health with Dr Deepak Ravindran

My good friend Deepak is back on the podcast today speaking with Sakina. I had the most wonderful conversation with Deepak on the podcast before.Dr Deepak Ravindran is a boundary spanning ‘upstreamist’ with a trauma informed approach to pain practice. He has over 20 years of experience in Pain Management and is Clinical Lead in Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the UK. He is also one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds a certification in musculoskeletal, pain medicine and is board certified in lifestyle medicine. Longcovid, Pain Medicine and Trauma informed practice are subjects that Deepak is passionate about and today Sakina chats to him about:DIY vs DWY medicineSleep and it’s impact on chronic painSetting the circadian rhythm, sunlight and caffeineMaking complementary therapy more accessibleHe hosts the PainSpeak podcast and is the author of the Best Seller “The Pain Free Mindset” released in 2021 and it’s by far one of my favouroite books. It’s aimed at patients suffering with pain but it’s also immensely useful for all healthcare professionals in understanding all the recent advances around pain management in a trauma informed manner.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/2243m 31s

#173 Herbs that Heal with Simon Mills

Today on the podcast I have the pleasure of talking to Simon Mills, a complementary health pioneer from the inception of the term in 1979, and later in the fields of integrated health, selfcare and social prescription.He graduated from University of Cambridge with a degree in medical sciences and has been a herbal practitioner in Exeter since 1977. He was Special Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee 2000 report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In 2016 he was appointed as Herbal Strategist at Pukka Herbs, leading new initiatives, clinical research, and most recently reducing antibiotic demand.Within herbal medicine, he established the first Masters programme in the USA, writing seminal textbooks, and publishing research including randomised controlled clinical trials.I never managed to source the herbs to support my liver prior to my stag party so I can’t attest to those! But I’ll be diving into www.herbalreality.com to see ways in which to increase the phytochemical diversity of my own diet.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2249m 27s

#172 Change your Behaviour for good with Dr Heather McKee

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeToday I’m welcoming back onto the podcast Dr Heather Mckee, the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist and keynote speaker. She has spent over 10 years in academia studying what it takes to create habits that last and her work has been published in world leading research journals.Today we’ll be talking about the ingredients for behaviour change, why skillpower is more important than willpower and how our environment, including our digital environment, is critical. You’ll learn about techniques that you can apply to enhance or reduce any behaviour including the concepts behind friction and fuel, slippy and sticky motivators and why information alone is not enough to create changes and determination theory.Heather has spent a lot of time working with companies in the technology space, and the later part of our conversation focuses on how I have and will continue to utilise some of the behavioural change science when creating new features for the doctor’s kitchen app to enhance the users ability to eat well everyday.We also talk through Heathers top tips for instilling new behaviours at the end of the podcast.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/221h 37m

#171 Uric acid and metabolic health with Dr David Perlmutter MD

When I was at medical school the subject of Uric acid levels was typically paired with gout, high purine levels in the diet and one of the most ubiquitous drugs, allopurinol, which is used to reduce uric acid levels by inhibiting xanthine oxidase, preventing crystals that can lodge in our joints causing pain.But there is a lot more to do with uric acid than just gout as you’ll hear on today’s podcast. In fact there’s so much more, I’m surprised I haven’t come across more on this subject in the past.Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and six-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. His latest book, Drop Acid, focuses on the pivotal role of uric acid in metabolic diseases, and was published in February 2022.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2246m 51s

#170 Reverse Diabetes with Dr David Unwin

Dr David Unwin is on the podcast with Sakina today. Many of you will recognise him as the GP from the Norwood Surgery in Southport, who is a strong advocate of lifestyle medicine and a low carb diet. To date 110 of his patients have achieved drug free remission of their T2 Diabetes. He is the RCGP National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity and Diabetes and a RCGP Clinical Expert in Diabetes. His work on diabetes has been published in multiple journals and it is pretty impressive. But Dr Unwin’s work is unconventional and doesn’t come without criticism from many academics who fear that a low carb strategy is not an appropriate diet longterm.What I like about Unwins approach is the simplicity of it and how achievable it has proven to be for many of his patients. I also believe he genuinely cares about this huge problem.What I feel this conversation lacks is a deep dive into mechanisms behind low carb diets, the applicability of it to the wider population, the pitfalls and where people can slip up. For example I know many patients who start a low carb approach on a Monday and fall back to high sugar consumption later in the week which is a dangerous combination of high fat, high sugar and is essentially a standard American diet.We’ll have to get Dr Unwin back on the pod at some point in the future but for now I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to him talk about how he started getting interested in nutritional interventions and how we could start using them today.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2238m 41s

#169 Build your brain using food, with Dr Uma Naidoo

On the show today, I catch up with Dr Uma, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef and Nutrition Specialist. Uma has been on the pod before where we talked about nutrition, OCD and anxiety and on today’s episode we talk through practical tips on:hydration for mental health and some practical tips to drink moreHow her views evolved since writing her book “The Food Mood connection”The 80/20 rule and the importance of balance and flexibilityWhat’s in her cupboard & fridge and some budget-friendly ways to eat wellSpices that support brain healthWhat’s next for the field of nutritional psychiatry, including psychobiotics🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Links:Check out our previous conversation about food, OCD and anxiety: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/podcasts/83-the-brain-series-part-1-of-3-food-ocd-and-anxiety-with-dr-uma-naidoo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/2238m 46s

#168 Kidney Stones and Diet with Dr Nish Bedi & Dr Matthew Bultitude

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeToday I have not one but two urology consultants on the podcast! Dr Nish Bedi, who some of you may remember from the podcast we recorded a couple of years ago titled “eat for your bladder” and Dr Matthew Bultitude, a surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London.Today we’re talking all things kidney stones, a topic requested by a number of followers and colleagues who asked for advice on this via social media and my newsletter.We’ll talk about:What types of stones are thereThe impact of hydration, sugar, animal protein, salt and fibre on stonesHow do we prevent themWhat things should one include or exclude depending on their conditionSupplements for stonesAcidification and Alkalinisation of the urine and what this means clinicallyThis is a fascinating discussion and on that you can also watch on YouTube on the doctor’s kitchen channel. Please do share this information widely as I’m sure it will be absolutely helpful and game changing for many people out there, especially considering the 10% of the population will suffer with a kidney stone.Matthew Bultitude is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital in London. He is a general urologist and has a specialist interest in kidney stone disease. He has an interest in metabolic stones and in particular a rare condition called cystinuria which predisposes to lifelong kidney stones. He runs a rare disease website for patients with this condition - www.cystinuriaUK.co.uk. At Guy’s he has been clinical lead for his department and is currently the Clinical Director for transplantation, nephrology and urology.Dr Nish Bedi is a consultant urologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and is passionate about bringing more specific dietary and lifestyle advice for some urological conditions. He is extensively published and regularly speaks at international conferences.‘The stone away’ recipe bookYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/221h 26m

#167 Hope in Hell: Confronting the climate crisis with Sir Jonathon Porritt

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeEminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development Sir Jonathon Porrit is on the podcast today and I think it’s pretty apt that he’s being interviewed by one of new researchers here at the Doctor’s Kitchen, Sakina Okoko, who is part of the generation that will have to adopt mindful climate change behaviours.Sir Jonathon was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth, co-chair of the Green Party of which he is still a member; a Trustee of WWF-UK and his book ‘Hope in Hell’, was published in June 2020.Jonathon and Sakina talk about a wide collection of topics including:Whether Insect based protein will save us and if Veganism the way to go?Natural soil fertility and the importance of critters to biodiversityHow we feed people with less meat and dairy?Cell-based meat and the malicious impact of big ag and industry lobbyingPersonal responsibility and practical tips for the audience to be action basedSakina has only been working at Doctor’s Kitchen for less than a year as a research assistant straight out of university, and we’ve already got her experience in developing consumer digital technology products, writing well researched and digestible articles and now interviewing some incredible people on the podcast!I’m super impressed with her development and if you wanted to give some positive and constructive feedback, I’m sure Sakina would very much welcome that and I’ve attached a google form that you can find on the podcast show notes on your podcast player here.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/2240m 7s

#166 Thyroid health and a Personalised medicine approach with Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeRoot cause medicine. It’s a term that gets banded around a lot, but on today’s episode you’re going to learn about exactly what it means. Complicated conditions like PCOS or autoimmune thyroid disease, actually have multiple causes and getting to the root of what is driving that process is essentially the aim of integrative medicine.At the personalised medicine conference this year I got a chance to sit down for an hour and chat with Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel, an Integrative Medicine doctor, scientist and educator with degrees in Medicine and Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, as well as an ongoing MSc in Precision Cancer Medicine at the University of Oxford. She’s also the co-chair of BSIO (British Society for Integrative Oncology) with over a decade’s experience in integrative health, Nina also holds multiple qualifications in nutrition, functional medicine health, herbal medicine, yoga, mindfulness and other therapeutic approaches.She is the founder and Director of Synthesis Clinic, in Hampshire, specialising in women’s health and integrative cancer care for which she won a prestigious Innovation Leader of the Year award at UKBIA 2022 for her inspirational vision for healthcare.Today’s show is going to be a fantastic overview of personalised medicine, her format for clinical consultations, how Nina uses therapeutic tools for metabolic and hormone disturbance, the use of food as medicine, black cumin and selenium and her personal experience of integrative cancer care.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2257m 43s

#165 Your Daily Reset with Dr Steven MacGregor

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeI love a nudge and I love a framework. It appeals to my analytical mind, and as someone who loves checklists, finding a book with short daily nudges toward improved mindset, performance and purpose was gold. Author of “The Daily Reset” is Dr. Steven MacGregor, Honorary Professor of Health and Wellbeing at the Glasgow School of Art and external advisor for McKinsey & Company. He has helped improve the workplace health and sustainable leadership of tens of thousands of professionals worldwide at organisations such as Salesforce, Santander, and Telefónica.Workplace wellbeing might seem like a soft term or a tickbox exercise for corporates, but I think in the context of shifting workplace environments as a result of the pandemic and the fact that we spend at least a third of our week at work, it’s important to discuss on the podcast.Today we talk about:Workplace ‘Wellness’ vs ‘Wellbeing’What we can learn from athletes about daily habitsThe importance of having chief wellbeing officers and design thinkingHow we encourage ‘shower thoughts’Embracing boredomThe stockdale paradoxDopamine FastingIrigoyen’s dailyThe stress equationWhy we need to embrace boredomYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/221h 10m

#164 Creating the Causes of Health with Lord Nigel Crisp

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeMy guest today used to run the NHS. Lord Nigel Crisp was Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health from 2000-2006.He now works and writes mainly on global health with a focus on Africa. Lord Crisp is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Medicine. He was formerly a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and Regent’s Lecturer at Berkeley.His current focus is on creating health and promoting the causes of health. Having worked in the NHS for over 20 years, the last 10 have been spent in Africa and India which has led him to think differently about health and well-being and health systems and public services more generally. Nigel believes organisations must all play their part in building a society and environment where communities and individuals can thrive and flourish. This goes far beyond the reach of the NHS and government and everyone has a role to play.We have a fascinating conversation about:Developing the health workforceWhy a salutogenic approach to health is keyWhat we can learn from developing nations with far less budgetThe ideas of how interconnected and interdependent we are in health globally, just as we are in every other area of our lives.This is a concept really brought to life with the most recent pandemic, but something that Lord Nigel has been writing and talking about for years.His latest book, Turning the World Upside Down Again – global health in a time of pandemics, climate change and political turmoil is a fascinating read and one I hope many policymakers will read and put into action.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/2238m 22s

#163 Fasting as a Medical Tool for Longevity with Dr Elizabeth Thompson & Prof Valter Longo

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeFasting as a tool for health is becoming a popular question whenever I do live talks. The interest in fasting is huge. We’ve done a dive into fasting with previous guests on the podcast, check them out on www.thedoctorskitchen.com/podcasts  And today, I talk to Professor Valter Longo and Dr Elizabeth Thompson about fasting as a tool in diabetes and even to support cancer patients during chemotherapy.We’ve had Professor Longo on the pod before, introducing what fasting means and how it works, so if you want more of an explanation into Fasting Mimicking Diets, FMD, make sure you listen to that episode first. We also dive into Dr Thompson’s own experience with fasting, the new data from Valter’s lab and others since we last spoke, the long-term effects, drawbacks and implementation. Remember, fasting is still an emerging therapeutic tool, so please exercise caution when trying these techniques and if possible do it with the guidance of a practitioner.Dr Elizabeth Thompson is a very experienced medical doctor having trained in medicine at Oxford University and completed her clinical training at Guy’s Hospital in London. She’s also the Chief Executive of the National Centre for Integrative Medicine. She is also an experienced Medical Homeopath specialising in women’s health including the menopause and supporting the health and wellbeing of cancer patients.Dr. Valter Longo is a Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California - one of the leading centres for research on ageing and age-related disease.The Longo laboratory published key findings on the 5 day periodic dietary intervention called Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), and showed in randomised clinical trials that FMD reduces the risk factors and markers associated with ageing and diseases. Dr. Longo’s most recent studies focus on the use of FMD interventions to activate stem cell- based regeneration to promote longevity.Professor Longo’s core objectives are to offer treatment and other health services to patients with serious diseases and to achieve these goals, Professor Longo devolves all profits from his books and FMD products to research and programs via his foundations.Today we talk aboutDr Elizabeth Thompson’s personal experience with fastingRecent findings on periodic fasting in cancerWhy fasting needs to be standardisedThe drawbacks of fasting and why it isn’t a miracle cureThe long-term effects of periodic fastingWhy the implementation of fasting may be easier than you thinkProtein & longevity – Are we eating too much protein?Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/2246m 49s

#162 Citizen Science and personalising health with Jonathan Wolf from ZOE

Today I’m talking with tech entrepreneur and co-founder of the nutrition app Zoe, Jonathan Wolf. We dive into his story of starting in physics, moving into the world of tech during the tech boom and ultimately applying his knowledge of how machine learning works to the complex world of nutrition science.If you’re a podcast fan you’ll know just how convoluted nutritional science can be, the pitfalls of dieting as well as the lack of personalisation. I’m a firm believer in the utility of more investigations to determine our health status and ultimately help us achieve more consistency in our healthy habits, and you’ll hear how Zoe is trying to do this.Today we chat about Johnathan’s background in start upsThe citizen science projectsWhy nutrition science is so confusing and misguidedThe vision for Zoe Future research studiesWhat actions Jonathan has taken personally to improve his healthYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/221h 36m

#161 Bringing the Joy back into Medicine with Professor Dame Clare Gerada

Today I’m talking to Prof Dame Clare Gerada about enabling our doctors and nurses to flourish and how to reignite the passion and bring the joy back into medicine.I learnt so much about Clare today. Her background living in Africa, her dad’s medical career and how she keeps going, working in the same practice for decades as well as her brave admission of how burnout affected her personally.Professor Dame Clare Gerada has more than 35 years experience practising medicine, and has been a driving force behind efforts to provide more wellbeing support for NHS staff. As well as being the first female Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in 50 years, Clare has held leadership roles with the Department of Health and is on the Council of the British Medical Association.Our chat covers:What’s not working in the current system of care & how we rectify itOpen science and the pandemicThe constant blaming of GPsOver-medicalisationHer own experience with burnoutHow uncaring the system is towards medical staffSome tips to maintain joy and optimismThe limitations of resilience training and why the emphasis needs to be on changing the system rather than locating the problem in medical staffHer book is Beneath the White coat.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/2239m 14s

#160 Dental Health Wellbeing with Dr Victoria Sampson

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeDental health is often forgotten or simplified as a solely aesthetic pursuit.  Today’s guest tells us why dental health matters way more than we think and deconstructs some myths about oral hygiene. Dr Victoria Sampson is a Dentist & Scientist, who was recently shortlisted as one of the most promising young scientists in Europe for the Forbes under 30 in Science and Healthcare 2021 Awards. Dr Victoria Sampson obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Barts and the London. She is now known for her work in developing salivary diagnostics, microbiome testing and incorporating artificial intelligence into every day care.She is part of the future of dentistry …Her enthusiasm and passion for the field are truly contagious and will make you want to dive deeper into some of these studies. She shares a ton of evidence-based information on her Instagram, making scientific findings more accessible and easy to understand.In today’s show, we talk aboutThe oral microbiomeHow oral health and overall health influence each other in a bi-directional relationshipThe potential links between covid-19, fertility, cardiovascular disease and dementia with oral healthMeasuring the oral microbiome The biggest dental myths that we need to deconstruct? Should we mouthwash, what about SLS, fluoride, all natural toothpastes?Some good oral hygiene habits including how to floss and when to brushYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/2238m 42s

#159 Reclaim Your Anti-Cancer Lifestyle with Dr Catherine Zollman

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeA multidisciplinary approach in cancer care is a positive and empowering experience where people can choose what they would like to be doing. Every tool and approach adds on to synergistically provide better support. This is what my guest, Dr Catherine Zollman, GP, medical director of Penny Brohn UK cancer charity, firmly believes in.Catherine trained to registrar level in Medical Oncology before qualifying as a GP in 1995. She completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona in 2010 and works part-time as an NHS GP and as GP Cancer Lead for the local Clinical Commissioning Group.Today we talk about:The next generation of lifestyle medicine practitionersGeneral principles of an anti-cancer dietMedical tests informing not directing treatmentThe rainbow of exercises and why moving has anti-cancer benefitsBuilding resilience and how for some people, cancer is an opportunity to start thinking about what makes their life richer.Plus a special guest appearance from Catherine’s son, Luke and his friend Louis who were helping out during the conference and are fans of the podcast who wanted to say hi!You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Previous episodes on cancer: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/podcast-search/?search=cancer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/2253m 13s

#158 Cannabis and Mood with Dr Dani Gordon plus an intro from Dr Michael Dixon LVO, OBE

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeToday I’m chatting with Dr Dani Gordon. Canadian, British and American Board Qualified Medical doctor and author of ‘The CBD Bible’ and the forthcoming ‘The Resilience Blueprint’ . She has treated thousands of patients with medical cannabis, trained some of the first UK cannabis physicians and now runs a UK based medical practice focused on Integrative & Cannabinoid Medicine. Dani has been on the pod before when we did a hugely popular series on CBD, so definitely check that out if you haven’t listened already.Today we chat about:An overview of CBD and its chemical constituentsCBD and coffeeThe mood stabilising effect of CBD for mental healthWhat to look for in a CBD productUses of other classified drugs But first, I also have a quick chat with Dr Michael Dixon, chairman of the college of medicine and his CV is about as long as the podcast! Having graduated in psychology and philosophy at Oxford University he studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital. Since 1984 he has been a general practitioner at College Surgery in Cullompton, Devon. In 2008, he and his partners created the “Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health”, which is widely regarded as a prototype for general practice of the future.Since the early 1990s, he has been a leader of the GP/clinical commissioning movement with its aim of allowing frontline clinicians a far greater role in improving local services and health. Since 2007, he has been visiting professor to the University of Westminster (Integrated School of Health) and was also appointed visiting professor of University College, London in 2012. He is a regular writer and broadcaster, having written several books including “The Human Effect in Medicine” and is a former president of the Health Writers Guild.Michael and his team were pivotal in creating this conference that brought together a huge collection of varied professionals and frankly I’m counting the days till the next one.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/221h 5m

#157 Natural Menopause Remedies with Dr Anne Henderson

Today I’m chatting with Dr Anne Henderson, a highly experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has spent 17 years as a senior consultant at a major acute NHS Trust, following undergraduate studies at Cambridge UniversityDr Anne is passionate about women’s health issues, particularly menopause and HRT, which is now a key health agenda. She has extensive experience in this area having undertaken postgraduate research into the menopause, HRT, PMS and post-natal depression.In addition, she is a British Menopause Society Accredited Specialist, a recognition currently held by fewer than 200 practitioners in the UK and Anne also believes in offering her patients the full spectrum of treatments which includes complementary therapies such as herbal medicine.She has worked closely with a medical herbalist in Kent for the last 20 years: this collaboration has been highly successful and forms an integral part of Anne’s clinical practice and educational seminars. She believes that the role of complementary therapies, particularly herbal medicine, is greatly under-recognised by most healthcare practitioners … which is why we’re talking about it today!For more information I highly recommend checking out Anne’s brilliant book Natural Menopause, full of illustrations, tips and practical advice from a trusted professional.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/2259m 27s

Re-Release: Eating for Mental Health with Professor Felice Jacka

Food and Mood is the topic of the podcast this week where we’re talking about ‘Eating for Mental Health’ with Professor Felice Jacka, Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University in Australia.Her book BRAIN CHANGER is all about how diet can save your mental health and tells the story of why we need to consider our food as the basis of our brain and mental health throughout our lives.Prof Jacka first came on my radar when I heard of the SMILES trials - which we’ll talk about a in the Podcast. She is also founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and pioneered a highly innovative program of research that examines how individual’s diets, and other lifestyle behaviours, interact with the risk for mental health problems.Today we talk about:Where mental health beginsJunk food and its impact on the adolescent brainStress and its impact on the immune systemThe SMILES trialsIncluding quality fats in your dietMaking sure that you're getting fibre into your dietFlavonoids, colours and getting more plants onto people's platesYou’ll find the recipe video that I made with Professor Jacka, and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out online and there’s a link below too!Remember you can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2244m 45s

Re-release (2020) Food as Medicine with Dr William Li

You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app here.Whilst we’re taking a short break from the pod we’re re-releasing one of my favourite episodes from 2020 with the truly inspirational  Dr William W. Li.I had the pleasure of finally meeting William a few weeks ago and if you don’t know him, Dr Li is. An internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times Bestseller ‘Eat to Beat Disease - The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself’His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide, and covers more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and CNBC and has been featured in USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. Dr. Li is President and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation.We talk about a range of topics from his latest book including the 5 defence systems of the body: Your Microbes, stems cells, immune system , angiogenesis, your genes and how nutrition and lifestyle can positively influence them. As a food as medicine pioneer who started these conversations way before I even thought of The Doctor’s Kitchen, Dr Li has been a true inspiration of mine. On this episode we talk aboutThe microbiota, how certain foods can improve your body’s ability to regulate sugarWhat stem cells are and the different types of foods that can help promote regenerationThe benefits of food for the immune system supportThe future of food prescriptions and how medicine could look in 10-15 years timeThe impact of food to positively impact the efficacy of medicine in the field of cancer, cardiology and neurology. You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/37PvMMXJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/221h 6m

#156 The Power of Food with Sheila Dillon

Today I’m speaking to Sheila Dillon. A multi award winning food journalist, reporter, and presenter for BBC Radio 4’s “The Food Programme” where she has worked for over 20 years.  Sheila and her colleagues have truly changed the way in which we think about food in the UK and beyond. Her work has covered the breaking scandal of BSE, the rise of GM foods, the growth of the organic movement from muck and magic to a multi-million pound industry, the birth of the World Trade Organisation and irradiation at a time when those subjects were not even a gleam in a newshound´s eye.Sheila has a really special place in my heart as well. A few years ago I was invited to her house to cook a meal and share stories about my mission to help people eat better everyday. Sheila has really championed for nutrition in medicine and bravely shared her personal story of her own cancer and how she uses food to help support her treatment which has thus far prevented the need for a stem cell transplant.I think you’re really going to enjoy today’s stories of investigative journalism and why finding the courage to share your truth is so important.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/221h 3m

#155 Pleasure, Food, Interoception and Mental Health with Dr Rupy

Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app here Today’s episode is a part 2 to the episode where I discussed the studies used to create the Mental Health goal on the app. I specifically spoke about dietary patterns and nutrients related to supporting mental health as well as how we used this information to create recipes.On this episode I want to discuss our ability to listen to our internal organs through the cues and signals they send and look at food through a more integrative lens, giving consideration to the pleasure associated with eating and sharing meals. We also asked our lovely newsletter subscribers who get my “eat, read, listen” every week, to talk about their experiences looking after their mental health, the barriers they face and some practical tips to integrate this knowledge into everyday life.Today you’ll learn about:InteroceptionThe beauty and pleasure of foodThe main take-aways from the nutrition research Tips and hacks from the community about how to instil these values in your day to dayIf you enjoy this episode let us know and maybe we’ll do another one on a different topic!You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/221h 3m

#154 Sleep Better and train your Clock with Professor Russell Foster BSc PhD FRS

Why do we sleep? It seems like such a luxury, an evolutionary oversight, a privilege some might say? But on today’s episode with Professor Russel Foster you’ll learn about why sleep is having a renaissance in both the way we think about it as a means to health as well as how the workforce should embrace it for enhanced creativity and productivity .Russell Foster is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) and Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. His latest book “Life Time” is a fantastic dive into everything circadian clock related and I absolutely loved it.Today we talk about:What Circadian rhythms areSleep pressureWhy we sleep and what happens when we sleepThe concept of circadian ‘entrainment’How the visual system interacts with the brainThe suprachiasmatic nuclei (SNC) as the master clockHow to figure our your chronotypeSleep, shift work and mental healthChronotherapeuticsProfessors Russels top 10 tips for ‘entraining’ your clockYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/221h 42m

#153 Time Restricted Eating (TRE) with Professor Satchin Panda PhD

Can when you eat be as important as what you eat? My next guest thinks so, and has spent his academic career studying the effects of circadian rhythm on everything from heart disease, exercise capacity, cognitive health and diabetes.Satchin Panda, PhD is a professor at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. His lab studies how circadian rhythm in metabolism is an integral part of metabolic health and longevity. In preclinical animal models he discovered that consuming all calories within a consistent 8-12 hours also known as Time-restricted feeding can sustain daily rhythms. One of the commonest topics I’m asked about is whether TRE or eating within rigid windows is advisable, and so I was fortunate to spend some time with Dr Panda himself whose research I’ve been privy to for many years. Studies have shown that this practical tool can prevent or even reverse chronic diseases and increase lifespan and today you’ll learn about:What circadian rhythms areThe biggest drivers to rhythm - eating, light, exerciseEating strategies for shift workers When is the best time of day for ExerciseWhether grazing on food within a TRE window is advisableHow we separate the effect of TRE from a calorie deficitThe history of circadian scienceHow we use mice to research circadian rhythmsHow disrupting rhythm causes diabetes - effects of time-restricted eating on glucose metabolism. Why giving your gut a rest is importantThe benefits of intermittent fasting to insulin, your gut, inflammation and fat breakdownYou can find my guests book “The Circadian Diabetes Code” in all good book stores and the links to Satchin’s website and app are on www.thedoctorskitchen.com too.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/221h 30m

#152 A World Without Email with Cal Newport

You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free here.Modern work is defined by a relentless barrage of incoming messages and back-and-forth digital conversations. What this creates is a state of constant, anxious chatter in which nobody can disconnect.In addition to this inability to unplug, is a squeezing of our cognitive bandwidth to perform substantive work. The type of work that really matters. We have become so used to an inbox-driven workday that it’s hard to imagine alternatives.And that’s why I’m speaking with computer science professor Cal Newport today who makes the case that our current approach to work is broken and why digital minimalism is so important.Cal is a NY Times bestselling author of several books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. Many of his articles from his column in the New Yorker and his weekly newsletter have inspired me to create a better working environment for me, my staff with the goal of promoting mental wellbeing and happiness which is why it was such a pleasure to have him on the show today.His latest book, A World Without Email provides a bold vision for liberating workers from the tyranny of the inbox, and unleashing a new era of productivity.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/221h 37m

#151 Every Family Has a Story with Julia Samuel MBE

Download the Doctor’s Kitchen app here.**Explicit Language warning**Why do families drive us mad? And can we ever aspire to create a family environment that is functional or ‘ideal’?To help explore these questions I have Julia Samuel MBE on the podcast today to help explain why there is no such thing as ‘the perfect’ family. And actually it’s through pain and even productive fighting that we can have rich, joyful and fulfilling family experiences that emotionally develop us.​​Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers 'This Too Shall Pass' and 'Grief Works'. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and a Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works.Today we discuss:The concepts of love as medicineWhy our food is particularly hardwired in our memoriesThe universality of our experiences show that we are not alone. How we can examine “Inherited family patterns” and prevent traumaWhy “Emotional connection is a basic human need”The importance of self compassionHow family is the single most important influence on a child’s life and outcomesYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Julia’s Socials:Website: https://juliasamuel.co.ukInstagram: @juliasamuelmbe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/221h 9m

#150 Precision Medicine with Dr Marvin Singh, MD

Download the podcast recipe of the week.Precision Medicine is a hot topic. So to talk about this in a bit more detail with some one who is putting these new technologies into practice I decided to speak with one of the few integrative gastroenterologists in the world.Marvin Singh, MD, is the Founder of Precisione Clinic and one of only a few Integrative Gastroenterologists in the United States. He is currently a Diplomate and Member of the Board of the American Board of Integrative Medicine and the first Director of Integrative Gastroenterology at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at the University of California Irvine, previously having served as a faculty member at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the brand-new book, Rescue Your Health, and he has co-edited the textbook of Integrative Gastroenterology.Today we talk about how Marvin had some of the best training in the world but struggled to take care of patients and himself.We talk about:The approach to taking care of a patient if you had 60 minutes with themMarvin’s approach to testing with specific regard to Stool testingMetabolomic testingMitochondrial assessmentsCT Calcium scoresVisceral adipose Tissue scansYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Connect with our guest Dr Marvin SinghFacebook: @DrMarvinSinghInstagram: @DrMarvinSinghTwitter: @DrMarvinSinghWebsites: www.rescueyourhealth.comwww.precisioneclinic.comwww.drmarvinsingh.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/221h 9m

#149 The Truth about Pain with Dr Monty Lyman

Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app here.We need to revolutionise our understanding of pain. Most of us hold on to the false belief that pain is a measure of tissue damage, a ‘detector’ of physical injury. But I’m speaking to Dr Monty Lyman who argues that pain is a ‘protector’ rather than a ‘detector’.Dr Monty Lyman is a medical doctor and research fellow at the University of Oxford and his first book, The Remarkable Life of the Skin, was shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize, was a Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’ and a Sunday Times ‘Book of the Year’.Today, Monty and I discuss: What is pain really?His personal journey of dealing with pain from IBSHow hypnotherapy and homoeopathy might work to reduce painWhy loneliness and lack of community can lead to painThe concept of neuroplasticityHow movement, visualisation and education can help reduce and rewire our relationship with painIn his new piece of work “The Painful Truth”, he beautifully presents a collection of patient stories, personal experiences and evidence base for a more nuanced understanding of pain and I highly recommend it as a read.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Connect with Dr Monty LymanOn Twitter: @monty_lymanOn Instagram: @monty.lymanOn his website: https://www.montylyman.com/books Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/221h 11m

BONUS EPISODE: Picky Eaters & Habit Change with Dr Orlena Kerek

You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month.My guest today is health coach and former paediatrician Dr Orlena Kerek who works with many clients to help them lead healthier lives and teach their kids healthy living habits.This is going to be an episode that will help busy parents with childhood nutrition and particularly those who have ‘picky eaters’.Today we talk about:What picky eating is and why it’s so commonHow demonstration, routines and systems can helpWhy repetition is kingOur changing tastebuds through child and adulthoodTwo week rebootsThe keys behind habit changeCreating a vision of what the healthiest version of you looks likeYou can check out Orlena’s books and content at https://www.drorlena.comAnd if you’re in the market for habit change, check out my weekly newsletter “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our websiteWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/221h

#148 Happy Mind, Happy Life with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app here.Today I’m having a wonderful conversation with one of my good friends Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Many of you will know him through his best selling books, podcasts and TV shows and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him succeed through the arc of both his career and his personal life which talk about quite a bit today.You can tell when Rangan and I get together it’s hard to stop us talking. In fact, we’d only just wrapped up a 2.5 hour chat on his podcast before we recorded this one which goes for a similar amount of time, but I truly think you’ll find some nuggets of gold in this conversation between us, and Rangan opens up even more today than I’ve heard him do on other podcasts.'Happy Mind, Happy Life' is a masterfully written book, deceptively simple in its writing and full of tips, insights and practices that I personally use to maintain a happy state of mind.Today we talk about:A reintroduction into Rangan and how he moved into a different way of practicing medicineHow we find and maintain happiness Daily practices that can help your state of mindMorning routinesHow friction in relationships is necessary for growthAddictions and how we fill voids with foodThe process of writing booksYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Rangan's Socialshttps://drchatterjee.comhttps://www.instagram.com/drchatterjee/https://twitter.com/drchatterjeeukhttps://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjee/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnwlb3IQDPJtFysPUJbDFQ/videos Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/222h 14m

#147 Strong Immunity with Dr Jenna Macciochi

Download the app here.Today’s episode is all about how to strengthen your immune system and it’s epic. We chat about how the immune system evolves, how a strong immune system is determined by nutrition, stress and our environment, as well as practical tools, supplements and foods to strengthen your immunity.Dr Jenna Macciochi is an expert immunologist with over 20 years experience. She specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease, and is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well.Today we talk about:Creating an immunobiographyImmunometabolism and our MitochondriaThe damage that sugar can have on immunitySupplements to look into such as zinc, vitamin C, turmeric, garlicWe also talk about: Oregano oil, Honey, N-acetylcysteine 600mgHow winter spices protect you from viruses via quorum sensor inhibitionBeta Glucans in mushrooms, cruciferous vegetablesOur home environment and reducing our body burdenThis is a packed episode, you’ll love Jenna’s book on immunity here: Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity and she’s just such a pleasure to chat to.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is my easy ‘Mushroom Bourguignon’ which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Connect with Jenna here:NEW BOOK: Your Blueprint for Strong ImmunityFIRST BOOK: Immunity: The Science of Staying Well Website www.drjennamacciochi.comInstagram www.instagram.com/dr_jenna_macciochiTwitter www.twitter.com/drjmacc Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/221h 51m

#146 Changing the World Through Small Actions with Pam Warhurst CBE

You’re in for an amazing ride with Pam Warhurst CBE. If you don’t know her from the classic TED Talk “How we can eat our landscapes”, please do give it a watch. It raises the hairs on the back of my neck every time I listen to it. Pam is literally the most inspiring, enthusiastic and engaging speaker I know. And wow, she knows how to start a revolution through conversation.Pam has believed in the potential of the individual to work with others towards a kinder future for all for many years. As co-founder of Incredible Edible, an international initiative that began in Northern England, she uses the Trojan horse of local food growing to demonstrate the power of small actions in bringing about major cultural shifts.By growing food locally on unused land, sharing the food skills that exist across the community and supporting local sticky money economies, the Incredible Edible movement has demonstrated that citizens activism moves folks from bystanders into local investors of time and resource.What started in a working class market town called Todmorden, has now sprung activism across the globe. I really hope Pam’s story inspires you to a. Consider growing in your local community and b. Start a revolution yourself. If there’s something you’re passionate about or want to change let Pam inspire you with her own words:“We the people could lead the way. We could stop being done to and start doing. We could stop waiting for those leaders to be brave, and get on creating that kinder future for ourselves.”Our podcast recipe of the week, is my easy ‘Jersey Royal Traybake’  which you can find on the website at www.thedoctorskitchen.com plus hundreds more on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/2251m 31s

#145 Eating for Mental Health with Dr Rupy

Download the Doctor’s Kitchen App here - https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZToday’s deep dive is all to do with Mental Health. Forgive me if the initial part of this pod is a bit too basic, but I think it’s important to get the fundamentals right, give you an understanding of the mechanisms by which food can impact mental health, the current state of studies looking at dietary patterns and mental health as well as calling out some specific nutrients.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is the Chickpea Stew with Almond Picada which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Sources:We used links and digital object identifiers to make the list easier to go through.Fruits and vegetables consumption and risk of depression - Systematic review and meta-analysisdoi:10.1017/S0007114518000697British journal of nutrition (2018)Fish consumption and risk of depression - Systematic review and meta-analysisAsia-Pacific psychiatry (2018)Good reviews:Diet and depression: exploring the biological mechanisms of action (Marx et al. 2021)https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-020-00925-xNutritional psychiatry: the present state of the evidence (Marx et al.2017)doi:10.1017/S0029665117002026Good guidelinesProcessed foodshttps://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/what-are-processed-foods/Fats - why we need some fats and the guidelines for saturated and trans fatshttps://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/food-types/different-fats-nutrition/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/221h 12m

#144 Flatten Your Glucose Levels with Jessie Inchauspe

Today we’re talking all about why the most important molecule in your body, glucose, is a double edged sword and how flattening sugar levels in your bloodstream is key to less cravings, improved mood, better weight control and less risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia and depression.My guest is Jessie Inchauspé, (in chow spe) who is on a mission to translate cutting-edge science into easy advice to help people improve their physical and mental health by knowing more about their glucose levels.Jessie holds a degree in mathematics from King's College London, a degree in biochemistry and her first book, Glucose Revolution, she shares her discovery about the essential role of blood sugar and the surprising hacks to optimise it while still eating the foods we love.Today we talk about:The importance of adequate glucoseWhy blood glucose variability and the velocity of change in your blood glucose is important to knowHow excess sugar impacts your mitochondria, DNA, inflammation, oxidative stress and glycation levelsWhy keeping Insulin levels steady is importantGlucose flattening hacksHow the order of food consumption impacts blood sugarWhy curry is good for breakfastVinegar before mealsAnd how a post dinner walk could be good for sleep and cravingsA bit of housekeeping, we discuss normal ranges of glucose in mmol/l as 4.0-7.0 fasted and under 8.0 2 hours after eating. But, your individual target range for your blood sugar levels may be different, especially if you have a metabolic condition and your healthcare team will agree with you what that should be. Do not use this podcast episode or any other material from The Doctor’s Kitchen as a replacement for medical advice.It’s important to remember that glucose isn’t everything. As we say at the end of the pod, just because your glucose level is flat does not necessarily mean that you’re eating the healthiest diet and it should be seen as just one of those many levers that we can use to optimise behaviour change and positively impact our physiology.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is my easy ‘Sweet potato chickpea salad with sumac and tahini dressing’  which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/221h 3m

#143 Transformative Tech with Nichol Bradford

Technology. The pace of change in our lives is immense. During my relatively short span as a doctor I’ve witnessed vast changes in how we use technology in medicine, from the books that are now apps, to the large machines that are now handheld devices in addition to genomic sequencing and the promise of personalised medicine.Talking with me today is Nichol Bradford, CEO & Founder of the Willow Group and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Transformative Technology Lab. She co-founded and built transformativetech.org, a global ecosystem dedicated to educating, gathering, and activating wellbeing tech founders, investors, and innovators. She helps founders leverage exponential tech for mental and emotional wellbeing, social and emotional wellness, and human potential.She’s also a lecturer at Stanford University, has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and attended Singularity University’s Global Solutions program.What’s even more impressive about Nichol is that she held executive positions at a number of gaming companies including Activision Blizzard and Disney, and as it turns out there is a lot that the wellness industry can learn from these industries.We talk about Nichol's journey to gaming, her experience working in Asia, what transformative tech entails, the health insights that technology can provide us and the emerging technologies that excite Nichol the most.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is my easy Lemon and Ginger Thai Curry which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/2259m 52s

#142 Inspirational Nourishment with Jane Clarke

I love hearing people's stories and today’s story is hopefully uplifting and will put a smile on your face because Jane is a true inspiration to budding health and wellbeing entrepreneurs and those who want to create social change.Jane is a dietitian and Cordon Bleu chef with more than 30 years’ experience in the nutrition industry. She is the author of 9 best-selling books. She worked with Jamie Oliver on several of his projects, including the School Meals revolution, which showed that people-power can bring about social change. It is with this same mindset and passion that she is leading Nourish by Jane Clarke, which provides a solution to the problem of undernourishment and provides empowerment and inspiration to those who are vulnerable or facing a health challenge.You’ll hear about Jane’s career in nutrition that has spanned 3 decades including:Getting involved in Jamie’s School MealsA shocking story about what happens when you challenge the powerful food industryHer personal health struggles with endometriosisStarting the UKs first private dieticians clinic and working with David BeckhamHer experience with dementia and her dadThe inspiration behind her new productI wanted to talk a bit about the entrepreneurial aspect of her journey in a similar way to how we’ve done on previous podcasts with Prue leith and Liz Earle. I truly believe in the power of expert, mission led businesses to ignite sustainable change. Our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is my “Medicinal Veggie Broth”  which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/221h

#141 Being Productive, Authentic and Vulnerable with Ali Abdaal

*Explicit Language Warning* for this episodeOn the show today we have a productivity guru, one of the world's biggest Youtubers and one of the most authentic people online and in person that I’ve met. Ali Abdaal. Ali pretty much shares all aspects of his life including business, his decision to leave medicine, personal life and even his bank account.Today we talk about:Money, health and happinessMaking work fun and ultimately what leads to productivityAli’s background growing up in South AfricaStarting his first business as a teenagerHow losing out to a scammer led to him starting a business at med schoolHow he is putting into practice what he preachesHow he maintains authenticity and vulnerability onlineOur inherent narcissistic selves and why we should lean into itChanging ones mindset to enjoy and find beauty in the mundanity of lifePractical spiritualityAli started his YouTube journey in 2017, making videos about study techniques and his medical school experience. The channel grew dramatically over the next two years, and began to cover broader topics like productivity, wealth, and how to lead a happier, more fulfilled life. Ali currently has 2M+ subscribers, a total of almost 150M views, and posts new videos every week. His new podcast Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal debuted at #1 in Education on the Apple Podcasts charts. Each episode features a new guest, and Ali delves into the minds of these entrepreneurs, creators, and other inspiring people to uncover their journeys towards finding joy and fulfilment. Ali also co-hosts the podcast Not Overthinking with his brother Taimur, where they laugh, bicker, critique each others’ life choices, and discuss the human condition (sometimes with a guest, like Justin Kan). Ali has been a guest on several podcasts including The Diary of a CEO, Noah Kagan Presents, and The Daily Stoic.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe Squash and Salmon Tray with Miso Chilli which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/221h 26m

#140 Gut Health for Kids with Dr Vincent Ho

Allergy is on the rise. It affects 1 in 5 adults, and the rise in children is astonishing.1 in 3 will suffer asthma1 in 6 will suffer eczema And there has been a huge rise in food allergy now affecting 1 in 13 children, including a 5x increase in peanut allergy.All this brings a huge amount of disruption to peoples lives, fear and the rising wait times for allergy clinics is a well known phenomena. Working as a GP and in A&E, I have seen 1000s of children with these issues and that’s why I wanted to talk about what things we can do to prevent food allergy using the research available today.Dr Vincent Ho is a clinical academic gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney. He is also a practising gastroenterologist. More recently he published ‘The Healthy Baby Gut Guide‘. A book packed with sensible advice, surprising scientific discoveries and a nutritionist-approved nine-week infant meal plan to help you navigate the introduction of foods for your baby which I think is essential reading for every parent and parent-to-be.There’s lot to cover today but by the end of the episode you should be able to understand:The concepts of immune tolerance and the hypotheses behind why we are seeing a riseWhy early exposure to common allergenic food is keyThe genetic and environmental links allergy including BPA and phthalatesWhat the first 1000 days refers to and why this is critical for supporting a normal immune systemHow maternal diet impacts food allergyThe evidence for supplements such as fish oils, probiotics and vitamin D for mothersThe benefits of breast milk, probiotics and a diverse diet for kidsHow to introduce known allergens into your babies diet from 6 months in a systematic and safe manner using an anti-allergy meal planAnd the future for allergy therapyThis is a fantastic episode and if you’re looking to get pregnant or have a high risk for allergy, I highly recommend Vincent’s book, it’s a wonderful resource.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is my easy ‘Crispy Black bean bowl’ which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/221h 10m

#139 Eating for Skin Health with Dr Rupy

Download the Doctor’s Kitchen App here - https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZIn this series of episodes, I want to go over some of the studies we used to create recipes for 6 health goals (1) Skin health, (2) Mental health, (3) Brain health, (4) Inflammation, (5) Heart health and (6) General wellbeing.Today’s deep dive is all to do with the skin. Forgive me if the initial part of this pod is a bit too basic, but I think it’s important to get the fundamentals right, give you an understanding of the organ that we’re talking about and then bring in the nutritional medicine and lifestyle components.I talk about how we used this information to create recipes in the app to ensure that the recipes in the app are using evidence-based eating principles and ingredients to create flavourful and practical recipes for everyday meals.You’ll learn about how the gut is related to skin health, specific nutrients, eating patterns and ingredients that have been researched as well as the mechanisms behind why they improve skin.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is the Courgette Korma which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Click this link to check out the recipes and appClick here to join the newsletter and 7 day meal planClick here to check out the socials  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/221h 32m

BONUS EPISODE: Building fitness habits with Paul Johnson from Nuffield Health

This is a special episode sponsored by Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity whose purpose is to build a healthier nation, connecting your health and wellbeing through a range of services across gyms, clinical and emotional wellbeing services.Myself and Paul Johnson - who is the Clinical Fitness National Lead at Nuffield Health and registered Graduate Sport Rehabilitator - will be exploring how we can introduce small daily habits to our life to ensure we’re making healthier choices across 2022 because ‘How you feel tomorrow, starts today’.Paul is accountable for the quality assurance of Nuffield Health’s charitable Flagship programmes and the professional leadership of their Rehabilitation Specialists. Prior to his current role, Paul was a Fitness & Wellbeing Manager at a Nuffield Health gym and before that, spent many years as a Personal Trainer helping clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.  Paul and I will be sharing some easy, accessible tricks which will help you get started on your wellness journey in 2022 including:Getting into the psychology of why you want to start a fitness regimeDetermining your motivationsScaling down your routine into achievable stepsThe small changes that add up to your total energy expenditure over 24 hoursWhat to do when you fall off the wagonAnd laying the foundation for routines, exercise appointments, This is a quick short and sharp episode, so let’s dive in.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/nuffieldhealth.com/gyms Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/2242m 40s

#138 Why We Will Live Past 200 years with Sergey Young

I am fascinated with the science of longevity and I think this is probably the most disruptive area of science and technology that will have huge implications for not only health but also drastically impact culture, society and the planet.We’ve spoken to longevity researchers in the field, but today I wanted to open up the conversation to the drivers of this research area.Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend the healthy lifespans of one billion people. To do that, Sergey founded the Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all. Sergey is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and is the Development Sponsor of the AGE REVERSAL XPRIZE, a global competition designed to cure aging.His recent book, The Science and Technology of Growing Young is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. Sergey works closely with and is invested in the research and companies of people like Dr. David Sinclair who’s been on the podcast, Dr. George Church, and Dr. Steve Horvath.Given the advancement of science and technology in the field of life sciences, it is Sergey's belief that those who are very healthy in 15 year's time, will live to 150+ years old.We talk about the key areas that will disrupt healthcare in the next 5 to 10 years including:Gene TherapyLongevity Drug discovery and developmentRegenerative medicineAnd we glimpse into the future and talk about the inevitability of Radical longevity extensionThe IOB - internet of bodiesUsing AGI to power medicineAnd the unsettling topic of transhumanismToday’s episode will take a bit of open mindedness, but I think one thing is for sure, the direction of travel is certainly increasing health and lifespan. For that reason, we need to start having these unnerving conversations.Stick around to halfway through because I ask about Sergey’s daily routine of exercise, supplements, longevity habits and diet, and if you’re an avid listener to the podcast you’ll be pleased to know that pretty much everything that I talk about with Sergey and his longevity activities align with what we talk about here on this podcast!The podcast recipe of the week is my “Sulforaphane Saute” a recipe packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients including broccoli, edamame and a delicious sesame dressing thatyou can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/221h 4m

#137 The Diversity Diet with Dr Megan Rossi

The benefits of a diverse and colourful diet are huge, and here to talk with me about it today is my colleague and friend Dr. Megan Rossi. A registered dietician with an award-winning PhD in gut health and Research Fellow at King’s College London. Megan is currently investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including pre- and probiotics, dietary fibres, the low FODMAP diet and food additives as well as running a gut health clinic in Harley Street.Her latest book “Eat more, Live Well” is a Sunday Times Bestseller for good reasons. It’s a brilliant resource for people wanting to learn more about the benefits of a happy gut, how it can improve mood, energy, weight and more. Plus, Megan has included some brilliant meal plans for different gut needs.Today we talk about a host of topics including:The benefits of of a diverse dietWhy we should be eating 30 plant points a weekTraining your taste buds to prefer plantsWhat a healthy microbiota looks like and the role of testingProbiotics for immune support and skin conditions and skin agingAnd how to reduce bloating when you’re eating more plantsI’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is my easy ‘coconut chickpea daal’ which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/221h 13m

#136 The Coffee Episode with Alex Manos and Alex Higham from Exhale Coffee

I LOVE coffee. I love the ritual of my morning cup, I love the smell, the rich aromas, the flavour. I got into the coffee scene during my time in Australia and my obsession has continued. And if you’re interested in the benefits of coffee, then this episode is going to be for you!Roasted coffee is a complex mixture of thousands of bioactive compounds, and some of them are recognised to have health-promoting properties. Things like the polyphenols, the products of roasting the beans and even the caffeine itself. A lot of people ascribe these benefits to the antioxidant profile of the chemicals they contain which have also been shown in lab, animal and human studies to be anti-inflammatory. But, the mechanisms that support its potential impact on reducing the risk of a number of conditions may be a lot more complicated.It’s fairly well recognised that habitual coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of diseases, like type 2 diabetes, dementia, chronic liver disease and even certain types of cancer., but there are a number of coffee paradoxes. For example, it is well known to raise blood pressure in the short term, but it’s associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease?I’ve got Alex Manos and Al Higham from Exhale coffee to talk about everything you’ve wanted to know about coffee. Exhale Coffee launched in lockdown 2020 and is the first coffee in the UK to be sourced and roasted for your health as well as your performance. It’s organic and speciality grade but uniquely, through 9 different independent lab tests, is high in healthy plant phytochemicals, or polyphenols, and some vitamins.We talk about sourcing beans, the effect of stressed crops and how that develops the flavour as well as the health benefits (xenohormesis), the process of extracting the bean, how you roast it for a better taste and health profile. The different brew methods and why that would impact the amount of bioactives in your cup, the process of decaffeination and if you can preserve the health benefits, and we do a nerdy dive into the mechanisms of why coffee may have health benefits.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/You can try the coffee for 40% off with the code RUPY at check out : www.exhalecoffee.comDisclaimer: I have a role as advisor for Exhale Coffee that I want to declare and it’s because I believe in the founding principles of this family company, the way they go about creating the product has so much attention to detail and I love the flavour! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/221h 34m

#135 Food for the Menopause with Dr Louise Newson

What we’re talking about today will impact 50% of the population, 100% of the timeYet we don’t prepare for it. There are no specific clinics within the NHS solely dedicated to the treatment of this expected condition. There is incomplete and misleading information and relatively little ongoing research on how to tackle this problem.To compound this dire scenario, this condition impacts multiple parts of the body. Bone health, heart health, brain health, skin health, mental health, sexual wellbeing. AND it costs 100s of millions (if not billions) of pounds in direct healthcare costs as well as loss in productivity and quality of life.If you’ve seen the title of today’s podcast, you’ll know I’m talking about the menopause. But if you were confused and were not immediately getting the answer, I don’t blame you. The menopause is shrouded in secrecy, stigma and unfortunately millions of women across the world are simply not getting access to life changing treatment … which we already have!Dr Louise Newson, author of the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause, is my guest today and is one of the UK’s leading menopause specialists determined to help women thrive.I love this book and am gifting it to many colleagues because Dr Louise demistifies the menopause and equips the reader with evidence-based advice and practical tips on: HRT treatment options, why menopause should be referred to as a longterm hormone deficiency, and how the right treatment complemented by optimising sleep, nutrition, exercise, and mental health can be so effective. If that wasn’t enough ...Dr Newson is a GP and menopause specialist and holds an Advanced Menopause Specialist certificate with Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the British Menopause Society. She produces evidence-based free content for women about the perimenopause and menopause on the menopausedoctor.co.uk website and social media. She is also the founder of the not-for-profit company, Newson Health Research and Education, the award winning free ‘balance’ menopause support app and The Menopause Charity.Stick around for my top tips on diet, exercise and longevity at the end. Remember you can find all this information and more at thedoctorskitchen.com and sign up for the newsletter where I share practical tips on what to eat, listen to, read or watch once a week to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/221h 19m

#134 The Recipe App You Need To Get with Dr Rupy

This week I launched the first Doctor’s Kitchen app! It’s been a labour of love for over 3 years and finally you can check it out right here! - https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZIn today’s podcast I’m going to talk you through why this is not your average recipe app, how much research has gone into creating this simple, easy to use product and why I’m asking you to come on this journey with me.I talk about:What features the app has todayHow we created health goal filters using a simple algorithmThe process of starting the research for creating the appThe amount of monetary investment it takesThe 1000s of responses to surveys we collected to shape what the app looks likeHow we will evolve the future of Doctor’s Kitchen with your helpFull transparency in how we do thingsI’m going to work super hard to make sure that this app is the most valuable in your library and I truly hope that this app is going to deliver tangible benefits to you and your family. Remember, you can join the newsletter for free at thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter where I share tips on what to eat, read, watch or listen to every week to help you live a healthier, happier life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/2242m 31s

#133 Food Addiction with Dr Nick Fuller

Can we be addicted to food? This is quite a hot topic and one that is more relevant than ever. On the one hand we have food companies and respected scientists telling us that food addiction is a myth. Because we don’t see people smashing windows or stealing money from loved ones to fund a ‘hamburger habit’, the concept of food addiction is farcical.On the other hand, recent work on food use disorders has demonstrated that the same neurobiological pathways implicated in drug abuse also modulate food consumption.And if we consider Obesity costs the UK £47bn a year and has the second largest impact on the economy of 3% GDP  (after smoking), we really should properly discuss whether food addiction is real and plays a role.On the  podcast  today  we have the amazing obesity researcher Dr Nick Fuller who brings together a diversity of skills having held positions in both the industry and academic sectors. His current position as commercial and industry program leader within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney involves working with government and industry to identify and develop cost-effective treatments for the treatment and management of obesity and related physical and mental health disorders.He is  also the author of three best-selling books on the Interval Weight Loss program and Nick's work has resulted in policy change in the field of obesity and metabolic disease and his research has been published in The Lancet and JAMA.Today we talk about:What addiction entailsHow the brain shapes food choiceThe body’s regulation of food intake which involves  a complex set of peripheral and central signaling networks.The impact of environment, stress and psychological state in food choicePractical tips to avoid or rewire food choiceHow to start new behaviours and how long it will takeRemember you can find all this information and more at thedoctorskitchen.com and sign up for the newsletter where I share practical tips on what to eat, listen to, read or watch once a week to help you live a healthier lifestyle.Socialshttps://www.intervalweightloss.com.auhttps://twitter.com/drnickfullerhttps://www.facebook.com/intervalweightloss/?ref=settingshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1PVJsJQIOmoLh94CxPIxghttps://www.instagram.com/intervalweightloss/?hl=en Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/221h 6m

#132 Saving Lives in Slow Motion with Dr Ayan Panja

Today’s show is a little bit different from the norm. I’m catching up with good friend of mine and fellow GP, Dr Ayan Panja. You’ll recognise him from previous episodes where we discussed heart and brain health and he has been practising medicine for 22 years since qualifying from Imperial College School of Medicine (my old university).He co-founded and teaches on the RCGP accredited course “Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine”, he’s writing a book that I cannot wait to read, due for publication in January 2023, plus he’s the host of a brilliant podcast called “Saving Lives in Slow motion”.This is where Ayan takes 15 minutes of your time to give his perspective on health and wellbeing which is “quietly-mind expanding” as he puts it. Informal, but professional and very very listenable. So good in fact, that I’ve embedded one of my favourite episodes that you’re about to listen to before me and Ayan chat on my podcast. This is on medical myths it runs for about 12 minutes and then you’ll hear me and Ayan talk about a number of other topics:BereavementLifestyle MedicineAyan’s new bookWhy medics need to take a breakSome of our favourite UK artistsDo check out thedoctorskitchen.com for links to everything we discuss today and the eat, read, listen newsletter that I send once a week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/221h 30m

#131 Dr Rupy’s 2021 Wrap Up!

Hey,  I’m basing this end of year podcast on my newsletter format where I share something to Eat, Read, Watch or Listen to every week. Today, I’ll be talking through my top 3 book suggestions, 3 podcasts I reckon you should listen to or revisit from my archive and 3 brilliant movies and series to watch!Read:How to Live well Prof Robert ThomasThe Pain-Free Mindset Deepak RavindranThe Paradox of Choice Barry SchwartzListen:Sustainable weight loss Dr Nick FullerWatercress as Medicine Dr Kyle StewartThe female ageing brain Dr Lisa Mosconi Watch:Road RunnerHigh on the HogMeat me HalfwayCatch the links to them all and the references to what was discussed on thedoctorskitchen.com website where you can also sign up to the newsletter! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/2136m 32s

#130 Why South Asians are at Worse Risk with Professor Jaspal Singh Kooner

https://www.sabiobank.org/If you’re listening to this and you are of South Asian descent, this episode might be a bit of an uncomfortable listen. Because what we’re chatting about today is why, despite the advances in medicine, people of south asian origin are twice as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease, three times more likely to have diabetes as well as many other related diseases that you can think of including cancer and dementia. And I know the title of this pod is “Why south asians are at worse risk”, but the honest answer as you’ll hear from my guest today, is still “we don’t have a good idea”.This is why, if you are between the ages of 18-85 and of South Asian heritage, no matter if you are of mixed background or whatever, look at the description in the podcast notes on your pod player right now. There is a link right at the top of this episode for the BIOBANK study at sabiobank.org. Click on the link, stop listening to this pod for 5 minutes and book an appointment immediately at https://www.sabiobank.org/My guest today is Professor Jaspal Kooner, who is leading the South Asia Biobank Research study. Professor Kooner is one of the leading cardiologists in the country with over 30 years’ experience in the treatment of general cardiovascular disorders. He is a Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, and an active researcher who has pioneered some major discoveries and published numerous times in journals such as Nature including research revealing novel genetic variants that underlie coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes, obesity, and other highly prevalent disorders.I think this podcast is going to be a real inspiration particularly for young medics out there, or even people thinking about medicine. Prof shares his stories of his upbringing in Nairobi and his move to Kent in England, plus his journey to medicine, his thoughts on medical education today, when he first learnt of the disparity between health in certain populations as well as how he navigated the system.Full show notes can be found at www.thedoctorskitchen.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/211h 18m

#129 Lessons from the Edge with Aldo Kane

What can we learn that’s relatable from a modern day action man, who trained as a marine commando and sniper, who runs into active volcanoes, risks his life interviewing Mexican Narcos, survived Ebola and broke the Guiness World record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean?Well it turns out quite an incredible amount!Aldo Kane is an Adventurer, Explorer, a Fellow at the Royal Geographic Society, Producer, Author & TV Presenter with a penchant for the world’s most dangerous, extreme and remote locations. Aldo was recently the on-screen Expedition Leader for National Geographic’s latest flag-ship feature length Natural History series One Strange Rock, hosted by Hollywood star, Will Smith. This saw Aldo lead a prominent American Scientist deep inside one of Africa’s most dangerous volcanoes whilst it was erupting and the description of this in his book “Lessons on the Edge” is absolutely riveting! Over the last 7 years Aldo has worked on many ground-breaking (and as he describes them “fairly tasty”) TV shows! He’s been held at gunpoint, charged by black Rhino, abseiled into an active volcano, escaped Ebola and dived on Captain Kidd’s pirate ship, and that’s just the last year or two. Aldo has appeared with Hollywood A-Listers like Tom Hardy, Adrien Brody & Henry Cavill in some of the most extreme environments on earth. We talk about so many themes today:Mental fitnessCompartmentalisingFlow statesConsistency over Skill as the secret to successStoicismGroundingA bit of background if you haven’t seen him on one of his many TV shows. Aldo joined the Royal Marine Commandos at the age of just 16 and went on to become one of the youngest Elite Commando Reconnaissance Snipers in the UK armed forces.  No mean feat with the hardest, and longest infantry training in the world.   Aldo saw active military service from Northern Ireland to the Middle East and became a survival expert in many environments.As you will hear today, he’s probably one of the humblest and nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of interviewing. Calm, collected, jovial, chatty and altogether ‘grounded’, as I would describe it. I could have chatted to him easily for hours, but instead I recommend you either read or listen to his book “Lessons from the Edge” that you can find in all good bookstores. A fantastic book for Christmas, it is perfect escapism. Just a bit of warning, the language is a bit salty on this episode. So just take care if any kids are listening in. And remember check out thedoctorskitchen.com newsletter where I share weekly mindset tips, many of which Aldo puts into practice when he’s in extreme environments, such as breathwork and reframing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/211h 30m

BONUS Episode - Why Community Kitchens are Essential with Sarah Bentley from Made in Hackney

www.crowdfunder.co.uk/noonegoeshungry2022If you love listening to passionate and enthusiastic visionaries, You’re going to love my guest today. Sarah Bentley is the founder of plant-based community cookery school Made In Hackney. They fired up their hobs for the first time in 2012 and if you’ve been listening to the show for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been a supporter and ambassador for them since 2016.The school delivers cookery and food growing classes across London with the aim to inspire people to grow, cook and eat more plants for the benefit of both human and planetary health. I’ve led a few classes in the past and they are wonderful celebrations of food, community and culture.Their work crosses the fields of food justice, climate action, community cohesion, health equality and so much more. And now, thanks to their online programme, people can experience Made In Hackney's multicultural plant-based global cuisine focused classes from anywhere in the world. In addition to their cookery classes the school provides free nutritious meals delivered by cycle courier to households in need of food support. This was a service started in response to the pandemic that left vulnerable people at risk of hunger and I’m glad to say that this service is still up and running and has been added as yet another service that MIH will offer their community in 2022. They are crowdfunding to support this service here: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/noonegoeshungry2022 for another year so if you’re interested and fired up to support them.Prior to founding Made In Hackney Sarah was a freelance journalist with a specialism in reggae music and was a community food grower and gardening teacher. You’re going to hear more about her story right now. Enjoy!Check out www.thedoctorskitchen.com for full show notes and details on this and all other episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/211h 4m

#128 Why We Make Bad Food Choices with Jack Bobo

How does our food environment dictate our health? Well, as it turns out it’s incredibly important! Can you believe that in the 1950s and 60s, Americans had comparable obesity levels to the Europeans? What shifted their diets, and ultimately their waistlines, is a number of factors including public policy on nutrition, but also the food environment including portion sizing and the sheer number of choices involved in food consumption.Jack Bobo is the author of ‘Why smart people make bad food choices.’ He is also the CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company that advises companies, foundations and governments on emerging food trends and consumer attitudes and behaviors related to the future of food. Recognized by Scientific American in 2015 as one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology, Jack is a global thought leader and previously served as the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Government Affairs at Intrexon Corporation. Prior to joining Intrexon Jack worked at the U.S. Department of State for thirteen years as a senior advisor for global food policy.Today we’ll talk aboutInformation overload in the grocery aislesHow decision fatigue affects your ability to eat wellWhy what you believe to be eating can have a powerful physiological effectChoice ArchitectureDesigning a deliberate foodscape that delivers health outcomes.And what we can learn from the infamous Google canteens that could be applied to the outside worldAs always check out thedoctorskitchen.com for recipes, our community and links to items discussed on the show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/211h 1m

BONUS Episode: The Power of Gratitude with Myra Ali

What  an amazing conversation of positivity, mindset and resilience you’re about to hear today.Myra Ali is a freelance celebrity and lifestyle journalist, and BBC Guest Editor with bylines in British GQ, BBC, Marie-Claire, and the New York Post. She Interviews A listers such as Tom Holland, Riz Ahmed, Samuel L Jackson, Jake Gyllennhaal, Timothy Chalamet to name a few.Myra’s story, however, is much deeper than the glossy magazines she writes for and the  red carpet  events she attends. Myra was born with the rare condition of 'butterfly skin' , epidermolysis bullosa. An extremely rare, life-threatening skin condition that causes her body to blister and tear, and as a result of surgeries has left her with physical disability too.Growing up with such a severe and disfiguring condition had a significant impact on her self confidence, ability to make friends as well as choose a career suited to her abilities and ambitions. But undeterred by her limitations, her incredible mindset has been key to breaking barriers and stereotypes and has landed her into the career of her dreams.She has been open in her writing about living with her disability, and the way in which disabled women of colour can be too easily left out of the conversation. I’m delighted to showcase her incredible  story with  you and I hope that  after  hearing  about her perspective  on how  impactful the practice of ‘Gratitude’ has been for her, you’ll also undertake a daily gratitude practice.We talk about :Myra’s upbringing and childhood experiences The book titled “The Secret” and how that  impacted her lifeGratitudeThe connection between Spiderman and Jason AthertonAnd Representation of disability in the mediaCheck her out @myraalieditI listened back to this conversation in full and I just had the biggest smile on my face. Myra is such a rockstar and I hope her story and importantly her energy really inspires you.Do check out The Doctor's Kitchen Website for full show notes and details for this and all other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/2154m 46s

#127 Why Calories Don’t Count with Dr Giles Yeo

Do you calorie count? You’re not alone. It’s a multi-billionaire dollar industry for weight loss, nutrition labelling and of course mandated on food packaging in most countries. Calorie counts are hard to miss. But how accurate are they?Giles Yeo is a geneticist with over 20 years' experience dedicated to  researching obesity and the brain control of food intake. He obtained  his PhD from the University of Cambridge and assisted the pioneering  research that uncovered key pathways in how the brain controls food  intake. His current research focuses on understanding how these pathways  differ from person to person, and the influence of genetics in our  relationship with food and eating habits. Giles also moonlights  as a science presenter for the BBC and you will no doubt recognise him from a string of programmes.We talk about:The Inaccuracies of calorie measurementOur lack of understanding about the composition of foodThe impact of individual differencesOther determinants of weight controlHow we got to the calorie calculationsHow we expend  energy - through BMR (basal metabolic rate), physical activity and dietary thermogenesisAs well as why protein is more satiatingHis fantastic 8-part podcast series ‘Dr Giles Yeo Chews the Fat’  is also available to listen to online, featuring myself as well as the Van Tullekens, Adam Rutherford.Find show notes and sign up to the eat, read, listen newsletter at www.thedoctorskitchen.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/211h 3m

#126 “Meat me Halfway”, Reducetarianism with Brian Kateman

Finally, I can say I watched a genuinely balanced documentary about food and the environment. I’ve seen all the classics: “What the Health”, “Forks over Knives”, “Gamechangers”, “Food Inc” “Seaspiracy” and others like “Kiss the Ground”. I’m constantly asked about it on social media and friends. Did you see INSERT DOCUMENTARY NAME. What did you think? And invariably I always have to point out the flaws, the biases, the shock tactics, the spin.But this documentary is refreshingly different. “Meat Me Halfway” produced by my guest today, Brian Kateman, is a documentary about finding common ground at the dinner table. It poses more questions than answers and it allows you to make your own mind up. It doesn’t have a clear ideology woven through the narrative and it’s more exploratory than it is explanatory or defensive.When I was watching the movie, I made notes to pick up on with Brian when I knew I was going to speak to the documentary host, but a little later in the movie they discussed the nuance of that topic. I didn’t have any follow up questions to the answers they posed at the end of the movie, because there weren’t any answers. This is complicated. And the conversation we’re having within our own avocado toast eating echo chambers,  centres around idealism rather than practicality. And this is why I thought this documentary was particularly great.Brian is also co-founder and president of the Reducetarian Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy to create a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world. The ‘Meat Me Halfway book’ is out next year and ‘The Reducetarian Cookbook’ is available in all good bookstores.Listen the end where I reveal my favourite meat alternatives and hacks to reduce your meat consumption whilst maintaining a nutrient dense diet.  Plus you can find links to the movie at www.thedoctorskitchen.com where you can also sign up to our weekly newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/211h 7m

#125 Why You Can’t Lose Fat with Dr Sylvia Tara

Today I’m talking with Dr Sylvia Tara all about the internal and external forces that govern fat. How we gain fat, how we lose fat, why your body refuses to let go of fat and how you navigate the confusing diet and fitness world that is constantly telling us that it’s all about calorie balance.It’s not that I don’t believe in calories (obviously they exist), but it’s certainly not the most important factor when it comes to weight control for a lot of people. And for too long, people who have failed on diets and find themselves on a downward spiral of negative emotions and feel that they don’t have anything to blame other than poor will power. Today, we are going to explain why that’s not necessarily the case.Dr  Sylvia Tara has a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As a biochemist, she was driven to get to the bottom of fat’s mysteries and the reasons it vexes us, plus her own struggles with weight and dieting. Her book “The Secret Life of Fat” frames our conversation today and we largely speak about how Gender, Genes, Bugs and even Viruses can determine whether one person absorbs 120 calories and another can absorb 80 calories from the same bowl of cereal labelled as 100. Sounds impossible, but it’s true.We discuss the complex biology of fat, how it resists loss, and what to do to remove stubborn fat. And stick around to the end of the podcast where I summarise the main tips to help you live a healthier life that balances an appreciation for why fat shouldn’t be demonised and how to live more metabolically healthier.The topic of weight loss may make some people feel uncomfortable. I do my best to make our conversations as compassionate and approachable as possible but please exercise caution if you feel you might be triggered by these topics. Check out the show notes on www.thedoctorskitchen.com and sign up for my weekly Eat, Read, Watch newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/211h 4m

#124 Fix your Pain with Dr Deepak Ravindran

Today, I think I found my new favourite person. Somebody whose experience and intellect I respect and look up to. I am confident that if you love listening to this podcast you’ll love him too. And I’m going to put this out there. If you know anyone who works in the NHS. A nurse, doctor, physio, dietitian, administrator, manager, literally anyone. Gift them this book: THE PAIN-FREE MINDSET. Not just because pain is a silent epidemic affecting over 25 million people in the UK alone, but because this book is just as much about how we change our approach to healthcare from one of purely patient service, to one of patient empowerment. And this eloquently written book describes how, with an open mind, how we all can create transformative change for patients and ourselves. Dr Deepak Ravindran is an NHS consultant in pain medicine and what he describes as an ‘upstreamist’ with a trauma informed approach to pain practice. As you’ll hear today, he takes a truly holistic, trauma informed and integrated approach to pain management, who has a deep appreciation for the role of lifestyle, nutrition and the overlap between pain.He has over 20 years of experience in Pain Management and is Clinical Lead in Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He is also one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds triple certification in musculoskeletal, pain and lifestyle medicine.Today we’re going to learn all about Pain. The origins of pain, how pain is your brains interpretation of nociceptive signals and how, specifically in chronic pain, this can be affected by nutrition, emotional history, experience, childhood and many other influences. Foods for pain, supplements, psychological therapies and more.Strap in, because this is going to be a fantastically useful podcast, and I do hope you share it with loved ones, friends and family. Do check out newsletter www.thedoctorskitchen.com where I share recipes every week plus suggestions on what to read, listen to or watch every week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/211h 51m

#123 My Eczema Journey with Dr Ruth Cammish

Eczema is the topic of today’s  conversation with Dr Ruth Cammish. An NHS GP, a GP trainer and the Regional Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine in Manchester.  She has been a GP for 13 years, mostly working in a deprived inner city area and her own experiences as a patient with severe eczema has highlighted how holistic care is a vital part of any long term condition, especially chronic skin diseases.  You’ll hear about how  Dr Ruth suffered severe eczema her whole life, ending up on cyclosporin, an immunosuppressant medication and discovering topical steroid withdrawal. As a practice doctor, Ruth and her colleagues have been awarded a CQC ‘outstanding’ rating, twice, based on their approach to their patient  population which includes group consultations, an exercise class for COPD patients and their work for vulnerable patients.On today’s podcast you’ll learn about:What eczema is and who it affectsThe link  with food intolerance and allergy“Topical Steroid Withdrawl” and how that  occursThe mechanisms behind eczema as a diseaseHow to approach an eczema patientEnvironmental triggers - temperature, pollen, pollution, dustHousehold irritants - skincare products, beauty  care, clothing, laundry  detergentsStress and why it triggers the immune systemDiet, Gut health, Nature therapy and moreSupplements and SkinDr Ruth can be found on Instagram @drruthskinjourney and I really hope  you enjoy the show.  Please see The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes on this and all other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/211h 25m

#122 Collagen, Acne and the Gut-Skin Connection with Dr Harriet Holme

Skin, lifestyle and diet. Perhaps some of the commonest things I get  asked about by patients, the doctor’s kitchen community and honestly one of the least understood at this point. In today’s episode we dive into acne, a bit about the gut skin axis, we also talk about Dr Harriet’s background in science from the lab to the plate or pill as well as our thoughts on collagen! Make sure you listen to  the end because I summarise my thoughts on diet, lifestyle and supplements for healthy skin, so you don’t want to miss that.It’s always a pleasure having Dr Harriet on the pod. Her experience as both a frontline clinician, scientist and registered nutritionist really shows and I love chatting to her.Dr Harriet Holme is a Registered Nutritionist (AfN), and former experienced paediatrician. After studying at Cambridge University, she worked as a doctor in the NHS for over a decade before focusing on nutrition. She has a PhD in genetics and is a lecturer in nutrition. Dr Harriet has authored two books 'Eating During Pregnancy', that she wrote to provide mums to be with credible information on pregnancy nutrition and ‘Postpartum Nutrition: An Expert’s Guide to Eating After a Baby’, to support new mums, and their journey through motherhood and weaning. Dr Harriet also has a number of virtual courses on nutrition on her website https://healthyeatingdr.com, the links to which are on the podcast show notes.There’s also an article to support today’s podcast that  you can find on www.thedoctorskitchen.com website which lists some of the evidence base used for the recommendations and I hope you find it a useful resource. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/211h 6m

#121 Happy Not Perfect and Mental Fitness with Poppy Jamie

I’m super excited to have Poppy Jamie on the show this week. She is such an inspiration to all entrepreneurs out there and has accomplished so much in the space of just a few years of hard graft. As you will hear on the pod she has a beautiful way of translating wisdom for a wider audience and our conversation touches on William James, Carl Jung, Shakespeare, Viktor Frankl and many more. There is so much to learn from history and if we can find a way to be just that little bit more aware everyday, the benefits accumulate. Poppy launched the Not Perfect podcast and the Happy Not Perfect app after four years of aggregating behavioral studies and developing the app with neuroscientists, researchers, and her psychotherapist mom. Her debut book, “HAPPY NOT PERFECT: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts, and Free Yourself from Anxiety” is a best seller and it’s here that she introduces an approach to stretch our minds that she calls “the Flex”. And this is in order to create new, healthy thought habits and overcome challenges, whilst making us a bit more “psychologically bendy”.Poppy was also appointed as the youngest member of UCLA’s Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital advisory board to consult on the wellbeing of students. She’s taken part at the first mental health talk series at Cambridge University, lectured at the UCLA Wow Summit on brain health, and delivered a TEDxTalk titled,“Addicted to Likes” about the psychological impact of social media and technology and how to reverse the damage which I recommend checking out.I know you’re going to  love this one and do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can find on www.thedoctorskitchen.com, where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/211h 5m

#120 My Information Diet, Microbes and Mood plus stuff about Cheese with Dr Rupy Aujla

My producer was complaining about having to edit 2 scary pods back to back (one about the rise of fertility problems and the other about how machines will take over the world), so I thought I’d take a break from the frightening realities and bring some humour and personality back into the pod this week!Feedback from the 100th episode was really positive and lots of you have  asked about me doing some more solo ones .. so here goes!Today I talk about:My information diet including the 1-2 books I read a week, podcasts I listen to and how I keep diversity in my content consumptionMy hack for reading really fastA review paper  I read about how to use microbe focused treatments to combat depressionDairy fat in cheese and why it’s been paradoxically linked to better  cardiovascular diseaseAnd if you liked this episode, you’ll love  my newsletter “Eat, Read, Listen” that you can find at www.thedoctorskitchen.comLinks to topics discussed in the episode:Tech and ideas podcast - https://www.mfmpod.com/How to take over the World - https://www.httotw.com/The Brain health revolution podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/mk/podcast/science-under-attack-the-battle-between-past/id1474018356?i=1000449556409 A Microbiome-Driven Approach to Combating Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemichttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2021.672390/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Nutrition&id=672390 Biomarkers of dairy fat intake, incident cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality: A cohort study, systematic review, and meta-analysishttps://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003763 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/211h 17m

BONUS Episode “Scary Smart” Artificial Intelligence with Mo Gawdat

You might have noticed over the last few episodes that I’ve been keen to discuss subjects slightly leftfield of nutrition and what I’ve traditionally talked about, but fascinating nonetheless. And I hope you as a listener, who’s time and attention I value so greatly, will trust me as I take you on a  bit  of a ride. Because ultimately, I hope you agree that the topics I share are always very important.Mo Gawdat, who you may remember from episode #91 Solving Happiness is a person who I cherish and with whom I had a very impactful conversation with, on a personal level. He was the former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], which is Google’s ‘moonshot factory’, author of the international bestselling book ‘Solve for Happy’ and founder of ‘One Billion Happy’. After a long career in tech, Mo made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world on “Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat”.Mo is an exquisite writer and speaker with deep expertise of technology as well as a passionate appreciation for the importance of human connection and happiness. He possesses a set of overlapping skills and a breadth of knowledge in the fields of both human psychology and tech which is a rarity. His latest piece of work, a book called “Scary Smart” is a timely prophecy and call to action that puts each of us at the center of designing the future of humanity. I know that sounds intense right? But it’s very true.During his time at Google [X], he worked on the world’s most futuristic technologies, including Artificial Intelligence.  During  the  pod he recalls a story of when the penny dropped for him, just a few years ago, and felt compelled to leave his job. And now,  having contributed to AI's development, he feels a sense of duty to inform the public on the implications of this controversial technology and how we navigate the scary and inevitable intrusion of AI as well as who really is in control. Us.Today we discuss:Pandemic of AI and why the handing COVID is a lesson to learn fromThe difference between collective intelligence, artificial intelligence and super intelligence or Artificial general intelligence How machines started creating and coding other machines The 3 inevitable outcomes - including the fact that AI is here and they will outsmart usMachines will become emotional sentient beings with a Superconsciousness To understand this episode you have to submit yourself to accepting that what we are creating is essentially another lifeform. Albeit non-biological, it will have human-like attributes in the way they learn as well as a moral value system which could immeasurably improve the human race as we know it. But our  destiny lies in how we treat and nurture them as our own. Literally like infants with (as strange as it is to  say it) love, compassion, connection and respect.Full show notes for this and all other episodes can be found on The Doctor's Kitchen.com website Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/211h 24m

#119 Endocrine Disruptors and Fertility with Dr Shanna Swan PhD

“For our children and grandchildren” was the dedication at the start of my next guests book, Countdown, by Dr Shanna Swan, and since reading the book I now understand why. Because a man today has only half the number of sperm his grandfather had. Essentially a 50% drop in sperm counts over the past four decades. But, as you will hear, this isn’t just affecting male fertility.Dr Shanna H. Swan, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists. She is Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City where is also a member of the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures and the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute.After reading a controversial paper reporting the decline in sperm quality in 1992 by Carlsen and colleagues, and being part of a group tasked with ratifying the results, Dr Swan has gone on to further study this dramatic decline in sperm count around the world.And for over twenty years, Dr. Swan and her colleagues have been studying the impact of environmental chemicals and pharmaceuticals on reproductive tract development and neurodevelopment. Her July 2017 paper “Temporal Trends in Sperm Count: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis” ranked #26 among all referenced scientific papers published in 2017 worldwide and shook the world with media outlets declaring “Who is killing our sperm”.Today’s podcast is controversial and unpopular, but I can’t hide away from this subject matter for fear of scare-mongering because it’s one that could actually affect me personally. I’m yet to have children myself and the data is frankly scary. And if there are pragmatic decisions to make at an individual level, such as reducing exposure to plastics, petrochemicals and pesticides then I’m lucky to be in a position to actually do something about it and I’ll share that with you the listener as well.Today you’ll learn aboutThe 1% effectThe rise in testicular cancer, miscarriages, infertility as well as the reduction in sperm count and testosteroneEndocrine disrupting chemicals and their lack of regulationBody BurdenWhether phthalate or BPA free actually mean anything?What is the threshold for these chemicals and cumulative impact?The impact on menopause, erectile dysfunction, virility What do we need to be talking about and campaigning for Find out more about the book at thedoctorskitchen.com/podcasts, plus links to the stud