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

#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.
25/01/23·1h 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.
18/01/23·53m 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.
11/01/23·1h 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.
21/12/22·1h 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.
14/12/22·1h 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.
07/12/22·58m 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.
05/12/22·1h 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.
30/11/22·31m 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.
28/11/22·45m 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.
23/11/22·43m 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.
16/11/22·49m 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.
09/11/22·1h 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.
02/11/22·46m 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.
26/10/22·38m 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.
19/10/22·38m 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.
12/10/22·1h 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.
05/10/22·40m 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.
28/09/22·57m 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.
21/09/22·1h 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.
14/09/22·38m 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.
07/09/22·46m 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.
31/08/22·1h 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.
24/08/22·39m 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.
17/08/22·38m 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.
10/08/22·53m 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.
03/08/22·1h 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.
27/07/22·59m 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.
20/07/22·44m 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.
13/07/22·1h 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.
29/06/22·1h 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.
22/06/22·1h 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.
15/06/22·1h 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.
08/06/22·1h 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.
01/06/22·1h 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.
25/05/22·1h 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.
18/05/22·1h 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.
11/05/22·1h 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.
09/05/22·1h 0m

#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.
04/05/22·2h 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.
27/04/22·1h 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.
20/04/22·51m 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.
13/04/22·1h 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.
06/04/22·1h 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.
30/03/22·59m 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.
23/03/22·1h 0m

#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.
16/03/22·1h 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.
09/03/22·1h 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.
02/03/22·1h 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.
28/02/22·42m 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.
23/02/22·1h 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.
16/02/22·1h 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.
09/02/22·1h 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.
02/02/22·1h 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.
26/01/22·42m 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.
19/01/22·1h 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.
12/01/22·1h 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.
15/12/21·36m 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.
08/12/21·1h 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.
01/12/21·1h 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.
29/11/21·1h 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.
24/11/21·1h 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.
22/11/21·54m 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.
16/11/21·1h 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.
10/11/21·1h 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.
03/11/21·1h 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.
27/10/21·1h 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.
20/10/21·1h 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.
13/10/21·1h 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.
06/10/21·1h 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.
29/09/21·1h 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.
27/09/21·1h 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 studies and books mentioned in the show and sign up to the newsletter for a free 7 day meal plan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/21·1h 13m

#118 Beat Ageing with Dr Andrew Steele

Can we beat ageing?  This is the topic of today’s discussion and whilst you might think this is yet another dive into our narcissistic tendency to want to live forever and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, the field of ageing and how to reverse it ( known as biogerontology) is actually about beating cancer, dementia, strokes and all the things that become exponentially more likely after the age of 50. Dr Andrew Steele PhD is a scientist, writer and campaigner based in London, and author of Ageless: The new science of getting older without getting old. After a PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, he decided that ageing was the single most important scientific challenge of our time, and switched fields to computational biology.His latest book, dives into the history of ageing research, what we understand about ageing today as well as why in as little as the next few years, I as a doctor, might be able to prescribe a suite of anti-ageing drugs.Today we talk about:The 10 features of ageingHow we measure ageingSenescence, Autophagy, Fasting, Mitochondria, DNA damageAnti-ageing drugs and why senolytics are so excitingMetforminThe supplements people are currently using for ageingGene and Stem cell therapyDo check out Andrew’s book, Ageless, and thedoctorskitchen.com for links to his YouTube channel and further work in the field of ageing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/21·1h 17m

BONUS Episode Food Systems, Health and Sustainability with Barbara Bray MBE

Today I am joined by Barbara Bray MBE- a TEDx speaker and director of Alo Solutions - a consultancy driving and delivering food safety in food supply chains and that helps develop sustainable nutrition strategies for food businesses.Prior to consultancy Barbara worked in the Ugandan agri-business sector after graduation and then spent fourteen years in the chilled foods sector in the UK and France. Her roles covered food procurement, technical innovation and implementation of food safety systems.As well as being a registered nutritionist, she is; Co-founder of the multi-disciplinary platform Healthy and Sustainable Food; Director of the Oxford Farming Conference; Member of the food and nutrition group at the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST); and Trustee of the Nutrition Society. In 2019 Barbara was awarded an MBE for services to food nutrition.As part of her Nuffield farming scholarship her project ‘Vegetable Production For Specific Nutritional Need’ looked at international food policies and private initiatives to promote consumption of vegetables which benefit our health. On the show today we talk about:Regenerative farmingOrganic vs InorganicBetter farming techniques and the use of AgrichemicalsWhat healthy sustainable diets look like in other countriesHow we can shape our food landscapeThe role of government versus the consumerCheck out 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.
13/09/21·1h 5m

#117 Twelve Years Innocent with Raphael Rowe

On today’s podcast we’re taking a step away from the usual conversation and you’re going to hear a story. A story about a young man called Raphael Rowe and his career that was born as a result of spending 12 years in a British prison for crimes he did not commit.This story will be triggering for a lot of people. Despite a history of criminality, theft and violence, Raphael found himself a victim of institutional racism that led to his wrongful sentencing and incarceration.This story has somewhat of a positive outcome, however, it pains me to think of how many people are in the same situation as him. With no means of escape.You may recognise Raphael Rowe from his many TV programmes that he has filmed since his release including the highly popular Netflix series “Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons”. Raphael visits high security prisons around the world, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Brazil, Ukraine to name a few. Inside he films with some of the world's most dangerous prisoners, guards, prisoners' families and politicians and talks to them about crime and punishment. Today I try and dive into the topic of why people commit crimes, the inequalities that may drive criminality, racism at the highest level and to shed light on how far we need to go to tackle injustice. My overarching feeling after reading Raphael’s book “Notorious” and listening to his own podcast “Second Chance” is one of sincere gratitude for the freedoms we take for granted everyday. I hope you feel the same after reading his tragic story, pandemic or no pandemic.Raphael is an Advocate for Equality , Justice , Social Reform and Prison Reform. I hope you enjoy his story.Check out 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.
08/09/21·1h 20m

#116 Quantum Biology with Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Today I welcome the award-winning science communicator, Professor Jim Al-Khalili to the podcast. Renowned around the world through his writing and broadcasting, he is also a leading academic making fundamental contributions to theoretical nuclear physics and quantum biology as you will hear. He is also host of the long running “Life Scientific” on Radio 4.Today’s conversation is not just complex, it’s confusing. And you’ll probably gather throughout our chat, I was pretty confused. I do my best to breakdown the science for you as we progress through our conversation, but the validating message that Jim confirms is : “If you’re confused, You understand it!”We talk aboutJim’s upbringing in Iraq and what led him to physicsThe Quantum vs Classic systemsWhere Quantum physics has a roleLife on the Edge - one of the only books detailing Quantum BiologyWhy Quantum Mechanics is so importantSome weird quantum effects such as entanglement and tunnelingWhy Quantum mechanics has a role in biologyHeredity and how it is possible that replication occurs with so few errorsWhere the boundary between classical and quantum systems existsQuantum mechanics and Photosynthesis Jim’s thoughts on Urban electromagnetic disruptionHuman ConsciousnessAI and humansArtificial General intelligence versus machine learningJim’s latest grant to examine the borders between quantum and the classical world You can read his book “Life on the Edge”, which is a fantastic historical look at how the quantum world has influenced biology and why it’s important.Check out 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.
01/09/21·1h 1m

#115 Watercress as Medicine with Dr Kyle Stewart

Watercress! It’s a beautiful ingredient. Peppery, vibrant, grown in the UK and fantastically healthy for you. It’s a vegetable from the Brassicaceae family. That includes other favourites of mine including broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and bok choy and more. A few studies demonstrate their ability to reduce DNA damage which could explain the association between brassica vegetable intake and reduced cancer risk and watercress is also known to be a good source of Lutein, beta carotene and vitamin C.But is that all? My next guest Dr Kyle Stewart is a GP in South Devon as well as CEO and co-founder of Watercress Research Ltd. He holds an Honorary Clinical Associate Research Fellowship in Theoretical Medicine at The University of Exeter, alongside an NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellowship which is how we were connected.On today’s show you’ll hear how Kyle’s experience with a young child suffering nappy rash led him to find out more about the wonderful properties of watercress. And how research that has stemmed from this ever so common problem, could also extend to reducing the need for antibiotics, preventing and treating certain cancers and even creating a new form of plant-based protein. Starting off by finding out about the mechanism behind nappy rash and its relationship to ammonia, Dr Kyle discovered that watercress contains urease-inhibiting properties .. but the rabbit hole goes a lot deeper.We have a wider conversation about the untapped potential of plants in general and how little we know about these incredible ingredients that we consume every day. Considering the success of cardiac drugs like digoxin and blood thinners like aspirin that have all been discovered from plants, why aren’t we aggressively investigating these more?Using different preparations, experimental methods and a sprinkle of ingenuity could we create a completely new class of plant medications that have the ability to treat everything from eczema to IBD?As always do us a favour, if you want to support the podcast do subscribe or hit follow on spotify it helps the rankings which means we get more listens and it means I can do more pods! And do sign up for the newsletter at thedoctorskitchen.com where I send a weekly wellbeing trio of things to do. Something to eat, listen to, watch or read that will brighten up your week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/21·1h 5m

BONUS Episode: The Vaccine Episode with Dr Sarah Filson

This special bonus episode of The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast, brought to you in partnership with The Mayor of London. And today we’re going to be talking specifically about the Covid-19 vaccines that are being offered to adults. COVID is still a serious disease. At the time of this recording tens of thousands of cases are still occurring daily which can lead to deaths and potentially long-lasting effects such as Long COVID - a topic we have talked about at length on the podcast with immunologists and researchers in the past. Getting the vaccine is the best way to immediately protect yourself, your family and friends from COVID-19 and reduce the chances of any new variants which can emerge from uncontrolled spiralling cases. This is key and it is truly a global issue. Without a worldwide vaccine strategy we risk further restrictions, uncontrolled spread and the consequences associated with that. Despite the many campaigns to educate the public appropriately, ‘hesitancy’ to have the jab still exists, particularly amongst ethnic minorities and the 18-24 year old groups. Today I speak with Dr Sarah Filson an Infectious Diseases and Microbiology doctor working at West Middlesex University Hospital about vaccine hesitancy, how vaccines are manufactured, assessing risk/benefit profiles, why we are living in an ‘infodemic’ and how to take a compassionate approach to lack of vaccine confidence in communities. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/21·56m 12s

#114 Nutrigenomics and Medicine with Dr Yael Joffe

Dr Yael Joffe is a registered dietitian in South Africa who specialises in nutrigenomics and Functional Nutrition. She has been involved in several research collaborations with key academic partners from around the world, and is often to be found at the front lines raising awareness about nutrigenomic and Functional Nutrition applications for health practitioners and the public alike.In addition to her research and development work for DNAlysis Biotechnology, Yael is also a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and is involved in advancing the understanding and integration of Functional Nutrition in South Africa. Yael obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town, exploring the genetics and nutrition of obesity in South African women. Today we talk about:07.00 What a gene is and how ‘spelling mistakes’ occur15.55 Monogenic vs Polygenic genes18.00 The process of determining which SNPs (spelling mistakes) to include in a genomic profile18.50 Detoxification SNPs22.00 The change in gene technology over 20 years27.00 Appetite and weight regulation32.00 Detoxification, Sulforaphane and NRF-242.00 Differences between ethnicities and the lack of genomic research in non-caucasian46.00 Alzeihmers risk and the importance of APO-E449.00 COVID responseThis is not a sponsored podcast.Find out more details and view full show notes at www.thedoctorskitchen.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/21·55m 3s

#113 FAT and the Wonderful World of this Secret Organ with, Prof Liesbeth van Rossum & Dr Mariette Boon

Fat! This curious, wonderful and often misunderstood organ is the subject of today’s podcast with Professor Liesbeth van Rossum, MD PhD and Dr Mariëtte Boon MD PhD authors of the incredible book “Fat. The Secret Organ”. And yes it is an organ.Professor Liesbeth van Rossum, MD, PhD is internist-endocrinologist at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. She is co-founder of the Obesity Center CGG, and has an internationally leading position in the field of obesity and biological stress research.Dr Mariëtte Boon, MD, PhD is an internal medicine specialist in training. Her research, per- formed at the Leiden University Medical Center, focuses on fat metabolism. Today’s pod is a whirlwind of a conversation running through a fantastic variety of topics all to do with fat. You’ll learn about:Why fat is an organWhat mechanisms drive hunger and satietyWhy too little as well as too much fat can be detrimentalHow you can stimulate your satiety to eat lessHow stress can cause fatThe number and size of fat cells and if they change throughout your lifeWhy liposuction doesn’t workWhat brown fat is and how to increase itFat on inflammation, immune health and fertilityThe 6 categories of what causes weight gain from genetics and sleep to food and stressIf a virus can cause obesity?Their book “Fat. The Secret Organ” is a must read for anyone as interested in this subject. We didn’t get time to properly dive deep into some other topics in the book, such as the evidence based lifestyle recommendations and how you can use simple hacks to increase metabolism as well as nutrition, so do grab a copy. I highly recommend it!Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and information on this and all other episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/21·1h 25m

#112 ‘Lucky’ with Ed Jackson

For someone who was playing as a professional rugby player at the highest level for over 10 years to then suffer a serious accident that left them paralysed from the neck down, you wouldn’t expect for them to consider themselves ‘lucky’. But this is exactly how my next guest refers to himself as.In April 2017, after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool, Ed Jackson broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralysed from the neckdown. 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 learnt so much from Ed on today’s pod. His attitude to consistently challenge himself, both mentally and physically, his ability to reframe even the most difficult of situations that enables him to see the positives and ultimately his humility. We talk about his specific traumatic event and aspects of his mental journey as well as the physical, and how stoicism, reframing his mindset and ‘painting his life with appreciation’ led to recovery.Ed’s new book 'Lucky' is the story of how he faced the impossible when it seemed all hope was lost. And Ed shows how you, too, can overcome the biggest challenges that life sends your wayEd has since gone on to conquer many mountains, start his own charity millimetres2mountains.org/ and has been listed to present the Paralympic games in Tokyo on Channel 4.All the links to his socials and website are on thedoctorskitchen.com as well as where you can sign up to our 7 day meal plan for free and join the Eat, Watch, Read newsletter where every week I share a recipe to make as well as something for you to watch listen to or read to help you live healthier and happier every day. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/21·1h 22m

BONUS Episode: Living with Endometriosis with Jessica Murnane

Jessica Murnane is an author, speaker, and creative consultant who has written two books, the cookbook One Part Plant: A Simple Guide To Eating Real One Meal At A Time and Know Your Endo: An Empowering Guide To Health + Hope With Endometriosis.A fantastic resource for people with endometriosis backed up by research, personal experience and true compassion. Jessica ran a course for those suffering with endometriosis and the book is scattered with stories, information and shared experiences that make it a great resource for anyone living with pain.We talk aboutDelayed diagnosis and Jessica’s story of EndoInflammation and endometriosisThe science of self compassion and motivationFood and endometriosisExercise and how to start You can check out the book on the website show notes at www.thedoctorskitchen.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/21·42m 46s

#111 Eating for Arthritis with Emily Johnson from Arthritis Foodie

Today I speak with the wonderful Emily Johnson, a patient expert living with seronegative arthritis for 7 years who has been documenting her journey through food, lifestyle, stress and its impact on her chronic condition on the “Arthritis Foodie” on social media.Through starting an online community, Emily discovered all kinds of natural remedies, lots of conflicting advice as well as healthy ways to live with arthritis. She’s since written an amazon number 1 best selling book with contributions from a number of experts including rheumatologists, immunologists and more.Today we talk about :Emily Diagnosis storyOwning your arthritis and long term conditions in generalHer process of discovering triggersInflammation fighting foodsWhy a mediterranean diet is a good starting point Strategies for Pain managementCBD, Exercise and SupplementsWhy stress has a significant impact Check out her book “Beat Arthritis Naturally” and episodes on inflammation with Dr Jenna on previous episodes of the Doctor’s Kitchen podcast.Full show notes on this and all other episodes are available on The Doctor's Kitchen website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/21·1h 16m

BONUS Episode: Building Communities for Better Brain Health with Dan Murray-Serter

Dan Murray-Serter is my guest on the pod today, he is a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur, who talks openly about failure, mental health, mental performance, and 'braincare'.We have a very honest conversation about his startup successes and failures, what led him to create his latest company “Heights", imposter syndrome and a lot more.I think if you enjoy stories about entrepreneurship, how people started in the wellness industry and where it’s heading, you will love this episode. Links to the lecture we discussed by Professor David Smith of Oxford university on the potential use for B vitamins and Omega 3 in dementia can be found in the show notes on thedoctorskitchen.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/21·1h 21m

#110 Beating Brain Fog with Dr Sabina Brennan PhD

Brain fog is one of the commonest symptoms I come across as a doctor in primary care, yet the least understood. On today’s podcast I speak with Dr Sabina Brennan PhD about her incredible career from Soaps to Science and everything to do with brain fog.Dr Sabina is a chartered health psychologist (C.Psychol.,PsSI.), neuroscientist (PhD), host of the Super Brain podcast and best-selling author. Her new book Beating Brain Fog (Orion Spring) takes your symptoms seriously and shows that you don't have to live with them.On today’s Pod you will learn:Why teenage brains explain their lack of inhibitionLoneliness and its relationship with poor cognitionWhat Brain Fog isHow it can occur as a result of Hormone fluctuations, Oestrogen, pregnancyThe relationship with Inflammation and viral infectionsThe concept of neuroplasticity and the difference between Brain vs cognitive reserve Pain its association with BDNF and fogWhy Dr Brennan prescribes smiling 5x a dayI loved this episode and Sabina is such a fantastic communicator and her mission to get everyone looking after their brain health as routinely as they brush their teeth. Links all on thedoctorskitchen.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/21·1h 37m

#109 Making Illness Optional with Naveen Jain and Momo Vuyisich

“Making Illness optional?” I want to address the provocative title of today’s podcast head on because it’s not just clickbait. It is the genuine ambition of my next 2 guests on the show.Momo Vuyisich is co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Viome who provides scientific leadership and his vision is to revolutionize healthcare from "symptoms management" to true preventative medicine. He leads product development, clinical test implementation, and their comprehensive clinical research portfolio. Momo is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech. Before co-founding Viome in 2016, Momo spent 12 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he led the Applied Genomics team, which developed the core technology used by Viome today.Naveen is quite frankly one of the most energising and inspiring billionaire entrepreneurs of our time. An intensely curious personality who believes that the energy of an obsessed entrepreneur infused with innovative technologies can create crazy ideas that push humanity forward. He is the author of the award-winning book ‘Moonshots - Creating a World of Abundance.’ And his current moonshot adventures are Moon Express and Viome.Moon Express is the only company globally with permission to harvest resources from the moon—developing the infrastructure needed to push humanity forward towards a true multi-planetary society.He is vice-chairman of the board at Singularity University, and Naveen focuses on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s greatest challenges by using and developing innovative technologies. He has many accolades including the “Humanitarian Innovation Award” from the United Nations.Viome has a mission is to “make illness optional.” By building an AI-driven platform that analyses the interaction between food, our microbiome, and our human cells, Viome is able to develop precision nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. Rather than another gut health or nutrigenomics testing product, Viome is a data-driven precision nutrition company.  Today we chat about:Momo’s personal health journey with idiopathic arthritisNaveen’s moonshotsThe limitations of DNA reviewsViome Research Institute making the tech available for more peopleDifferent types of omicsThe gut as a series of chemical reactions and food as an addition to these reactionsPredictive as well as preventative medicine This episode is not branded or sponsored in any way by Viome or today’s guests.Please visit The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/21·1h 15m

#108 How to Worry Less and be Ten Times Happier with Owen O’Kane

Have you ever sat down to a meditation or tried it for a period of time and just felt absolutely distracted, like the meditation was perhaps even making things worse? Or perhaps you’ve dealt with ruminations, recurring thoughts, worry, stress, sleeplessness, all whilst the world and social media are telling you to “Be present”, further deepening your anxiety and feelings of failure? You’re not alone. I can certainly identify with some of those thought patterns and Owen O'Kane, former NHS Clinical Lead for mental health in London is on the podcast today chatting to me about how we can achieve happier calmer lives.He is the Sunday Times best-selling author of 'Ten To Zen', which is a quick and simple mental workout that allows us to focus on what's important - our mental wellbeing. And on today’s podcast you will learn about:Owen’s past, growing up during the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland and being bullied because of his sexualityWhat his experience with terminally ill patients taught him about lifeWhat different types of therapy exist and what they may be appropriate forWhy meditation and mental health is not the pristine Social Media experience we’ve become accustomed toHow to tackle imposter syndrome as well as trolling online from other professionalsWhy worry is addictiveHow to manage the thoughts in your head that are primed to be negativeHow Comparison is the thief of joyFull show notes for this and all other episodes are on The Doctor's Kitchen website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/21·1h 28m

BONUS Episode: The Long COVID Programme with Dr Ben Kelly and Paula Moore from Nuffield Health

Long Covid will be the hallmark of the pandemic and is likely to affect hundreds of thousands of patients for years to come. But because the disease is so new, we have very limited information about how to treat it. Some patients are currently discharged from hospital with no formal recovery plan, which can result in a longer recovery process and prolonged side effects.So when I heard about the free 12-week specialist recovery programme from Nuffield Health, I wanted to learn more. In addition to physical rehabilitation, the programme includes topics such as coping with fatigue, managing breathlessness, anxiety, low mood, improving sleep and eating for recovery.I chat with Dr Ben Kelly who leads the Clinical Research, Outcomes and Data Science functions within Nuffield Health. Alongside his Nuffield Health responsibilities, Ben has acted as Head of Interdisciplinary Medicine & Technology at the Medical Research Council, with his clinical expertise in cardiology. Paula Moore also joins us and is a business graduate and certified health and life coach, spending most of her career in senior retail management who personally recovered from chronic stress and fatigue 6 years ago.We mention the term VO₂ max during the podcast a few times without defining it. Put simply, VO₂ max is the maximum rate of oxygen your body is able to use during exercise. The greater your VO₂ max, the more oxygen your body can consume, and the more effectively your body can use that oxygen to generate the maximum amount of ATP energy. Studies have shown that increasing your VO₂ max can help maintain your health and physical fitness well into your later years. This may have a role in recovery from Long Covid and mitigating symptoms such as fatigue and breathlessness.You can find out everything you need to know about the free 12-week recovery programme for people affected by the long-term symptoms of COVID-19 on thedoctorskitchen.com podcast show notes page. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/21·46m 43s

#107 Building Exceptional Relationships with David L Bradford & Carole Robin

Have you got an exceptional relationship? And I don’t necessarily mean a romantic relationship, although that’s fantastic if you do, but I’m actually referring to any relationship where you can be your most authentic and vulnerable self. It could be a childhood friend, a work colleague, a family member or spouse. Somebody you can share your true thoughts with. A kind of relationship where you feel fully understood and supported for who you are - it can seem like magic. I’m lucky to say that I have a few of these relationships, but many of us struggle to build these solid connections at work, with friends or at home or perhaps we thought we had one but over time it has degraded?Strong relationships and connections have been shown to be associated with higher levels of life satisfaction, health and happiness. So it stands to reason that we should want to foster exceptional relationships?And the truth is that the process of building and sustaining these relationships can be described, learned and applied. And that’s exactly what my two guests on today’s podcast have done for decades at Stanford Business School's “Interpersonal relationships”, one of the most popular courses that the MBA programme offers.David Bradford is Eugene O'Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he helped develop Interpersonal Dynamics ("Touchy Feely").Carole Robin was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership at Stanford, where she taught for more than twenty years before co-founding Leaders in Tech, which brings the principles and process of Interpersonal Dynamics to executives in Silicon Valley. Their new book, Connect is a book about exceptional relationships. Relationships that help us to become more self-aware, and compassionate, so we can build deep, fulfilling, personal connections with a wide range of people in every aspect of our lives. And it is quite simply one of the most moving books I’ve read.We talk about:Why the course is so popular amongst MBA students of all backgroundsHow they create epiphanies in a 10 week courseWhy soft skills are actually tough talks and courageous conversationsHow it has helped people in business, marriage, team culture, parenting and moreThe arc of a relationshipWhat’s a pinch and a crunch and why it’s important to address themThe importance of having a vocab of feelingsHow we can use conflict productivelyAppropriate authenticityMaya Angelou’s quote of ' I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel'. And how that applies to medicineTheir own working relationship – and how it almost went wrongThe Japanese art of Kintsugi. Putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of artTools in the toolkit of building exceptional relationshipsDo be sure to check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and information on this and all other episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/21·1h 26m

#106 Saving Lives and Survival with Dr Waheed Arian

Today you will listen to one of the most incredible stories. So much so that it genuinely sounds as unbelievable as the plot of a Hollywood movie. Such is the journey of my friend and colleague Dr Waheed Arian.Born and raised in Afghanistan, Waheed’s childhood was spent fleeing from conflict. As early as the age of 5, he and his family fled their hometown in Kabul for the refugee camps of Pakistan taking the treacherous journey through the harsh terrain whilst dodging bombs and the Taliban. Once reaching the camps his family had to battle malaria, TB without proper access to medicine and healthcare.Littered with these experiences and genuinely fearing for his life. Waheed managed to escape Afghanistan leaving his family in Kabul at the age of 15 before he would have been conscripted by the Taliban to fight. He managed to find safety in the UK. He started work in multiple low wage jobs in the London area, sending his earnings back to support his family in the war zones. He decided to formally learn english, complete his A and AS levels. Applied to medicine and through sheer determination managed to achieve a place at Cambridge. He completed his clinical work at Imperial, which is where myself and Waheed crossed paths in the same year group. He did an elective at Harvard.If none of this was impressive enough Waheed went on to start radiology training and founded his pioneering charity “Arian Teleheal” that works directly with clinicians on the ground, and provides governments and global organizations with a blueprint for delivering innovative healthcare and education. Through a network of volunteers in the UK, doctors across Afghanistan have access to highly skilled and trained clinicians via encrypted social media platforms.Dr Arian has been recognized as a UNESCO Global Hope Hero, a UN Global Goals Goalkeeper, and was appointed to the WHO Roster of Digital Health Experts in 2019. In the UK, he has been awarded the Rotary International Peace Award and the prime minister's Points of Light Award.We talk about a number of things today, largely centred around Waheed’s story. How the seed of ambition was planted by a doctor that treated him for TB when he was 6 and how refugees are important and why it is critical to fight for their rights.You can read the full incredible story in Waheed's new book - In The Wars (linked here) - which has just recently been released - what a fascinating journey of ambition and sheer determination to succeed.The legendary BBC reporter John Simpson tells his story in a BBC documentary “Waheed’s Wars” - you can find the link on the show notes page of The Doctor's Kitchen Website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/21·1h 43m

#105 Negativity Bias and the Brain with Katie Warriner & Emma Guns

*Trigger Warning* On today’s show we discuss eating disordersToday I have a very honest conversation about eating disorders, negativity bias and the brain with Emma Guns and Katie Warriner.Katie is one of the UK’s leading Performance Psychologists, working behind the scenes and on the big stage with some of the world’s best athletes, leaders and organisations. From the sports field to the boardroom, the helicopter pad to the operating theatre, Katie helps people train the mindset skills and practices essential to thriving under pressure. She has been embedded in Olympic sports for the last decade, supporting many of our most successful athletes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. But she was also a professional athlete herself who had to overcome the issues surrounding food being used solely as a tool for performance and how that was ingrained into her as an impressionable teenager chasing olympic ambitions.Emma Gunavardhana, is better known by her media name Emma Guns, and is an award-winning beauty journalist and podcaster who I describe as UK’s answer to Joe Rogan. The Emma Guns Show, covers topics including beauty, wellness, mental health, eating disorders, business, entrepreneurship and finance. Emma prides herself on covering a variety of topics in a way that’ll be relevant and meaningful to her global audience. And today I wanted her to share her relationship with food and her personal experience of self confidence and diet. Both of my guests are pragmatic thinkers as well as passionate advocates for supporting people to develop the mindset they need to thrive. But I do want to exercise caution with today’s show for anyone uncomfortable listening to stories around binge eating disorders, guilt, body dysmorphia and depression.Today you will hear about:Self-compassion and how our brains work Katie’s experience of negative self-image and body dysmorphiaHow food can be naively perceived as a means to achieve something or equally to fill a voidConnections as the antidote to shameWhy guilt is a natural and healthy emotionAnd how we can use negativity as a foundation for change In addition, Katie runs online courses for athletes who want to train their mental game as well as some for anyone who wants to invest in their mental health and well-being. Listeners can get a 20% discount to either of the courses, details are on The Doctor's Kitchen Website linked here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/21·1h 6m

#104, HOW TO LIVE with Professor Robert Thomas

Professor Robert Thomas is back on the podcast talking about his incredible new book, How to Live.I’ve recommended his previous books that have focused on the topic of cancer such as “Keep Healthy After Cancer”, but this new book appears to cover every FAQ I’ve come across throughout the years of lecturing, speaking and demoing across the country and internationally.I highly recommend this read. With over 500 references in the back, but explained in plain language in the text, Prof has really created a book that is super engaging and cuts through the noise. But it also tackles some of the most controversial topics in an open minded manner which is incredibly useful in todays misinformation environment. On Today’s podcast you will learn about:Toxins in foodChemicals in household productsHormone disruption and what Toxic Load refers toMilk and cancerXenoestrogens, what they refer and how to avoid themEMF and whether there is evidence of harmThe beauty and utility of colourful foodWhy the gut is central to health and wellbeingTips and actions for you to take today to Live BetterAs a reminder, Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire. He is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit, and is also medical advisor to the website Cancernet.co.uk. Through his amazing work - Prof Robert Thomas has previously been awarded The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year” and The Royal College of Radiologist medal.Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all other podcast episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/21·55m 43s

#103 Prue Leith CBE on NHS Food, Apartheid and Living Life with Purpose

On the show today we have probably one of the best known faces in the culinary industry in the UK today - Prue Leith CBE. Prue is probably best known for her role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off, but she has such a varied and interesting life. She grew up in apartheid South Africa and witnessed her mother struggle in her campaign against the injustice. She found her love of food and fashion in ParisShe’s started a successful restaurant and cookery school businessShe’s led a campaign for contemporary sculpture to be exhibited on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar SquareShe’s an author with 8 novels as well as 14 cookery books to her nameShe adopted a child from war torn Cambodia in the 70sAnd more more recently has championed better nutrition in schools and become an advisor for the Government’s Hospital Food Review. A wealth of experience and at 81, there is no stopping her. Her autobiography “Relish” is a must- read and you must watch her documentary with her daughter Li-Da. It’s one of the most touching documentaries I have ever seen.Please enjoy my conversation with Prue, somebody I’m privileged to call a supporter of my mission to help people eat and live better through food and also a good friend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/21·1h 18m

#102 Eating for Fertility with Dr Harriet Holme

On the show today we are talking about eating for fertility with Dr Harriet Holme, a Registered Nutritionist (with the AfN) and experienced paediatrician in the NHS. After studying at Cambridge University, Dr Harriet worked in the NHS for over a decade, specialising in paediatric oncology. It’s this experience that gives nutrition advocates like myself and Harriet a unique perspective of the landscape and the interplay between nutrition and medicine.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 www.healthyeatingdr.com, the links to which are on the podcast show notes.These are topics that I’m asked about a lot for the podcast so I’m delighted that Dr Harriet was able to talk with us and share her knowledge and experience with you all. On the show we talk about foods and supplements that may support your fertilityCarbohydrates and the types that are more beneficialThe importance of male fertility, sperm nourishment and lifestyleDairy and soy and there links with fertilityFats and the importance of omega 3The environmental impact on fertility with a particular focus on pesticides and pollutionAlcohol and supplements that you may want to considerThere’s also an article to support today’s podcast that you can find on the doctor’s kitchen website by clicking this link which lists some of the evidence base used for the recommendations and I hope you find it a useful resource for you and your loved ones.Do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all other episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/21·1h 8m

BONUS EPISODE Turning Vulnerability into my Superpower, with Seb Tucknott and Mesha Moinirad

On the show this week we’ll be talking about Inflammatory Bowel Disease - but this time from a patient point of view. On this podcast, as well as sharing the research on nutrition, the importance of lifestyle medicine, we also have to be respectful of individual variation in experience as well as the different paths people can take to control their condition.Today I’ll be talking with Seb Tucknott and Mesha Moinirad who wanted to share their stories with you - in the hope of spreading awareness about these two conditions and how different people may require different management.Mesha is a Personal trainer and rehabilitation coach. 8 years ago he was rushed to hospital with a burst appendix and since then his battle with health continued and he developed Ulcerative Colitis. And after years of unsuccessfully trialling medications with a poor response he had a stoma bag fitted and started blogging under the name “mrcolitiscrohns”Seb was diagnosed in 2008 with UC that completely changed his life. It shaped the person he is to the work he does and the people he surrounds myself with. He ultimately was able to take a diet and lifestyle approach to maintain remission in his disease and now runs ibdrelief.com which aims to improve care and access to information for patients.Today we talked about:Their diagnosis storyTheir different treatment pathsOwning their conditionsMaking their vulnerability a strengthTheir future goals and aspirations with respective projectsDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all other episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/21·1h 34m

#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. Adults are too. But is this a real phenomena and if so, why?The numbers do not lie. Food allergy is a global phenomena afflicting 32 million Americans. One in 13 children in the US are diagnosed each year and the numbers are similar for the UK. One in 10 adults in both the US and UK have at least one food allergy. It costs 40 billion a year and worse still ... it’s on the rise?But today, I’m speaking to an esteemed colleague who is at the forefront of the fight against it and she believes that today is the beginning of the end of food allergies and we are at the start of curing this disease for good.Professor 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. Her research is laying the groundwork for a variety of potential future therapies to prevent and cure. On today’s podcast we talk about:Professor Kari’s early career and how she got interested in food allergyThe definition of food allergy and how that differs from intoleranceThe environmental impactMaternal diet and early infancy diet with food allergyAddressing parental guiltRetraining the immune system to cure food allergyThe role of the microbiotaThe D’s of food allergy – Dryness, Dirt, DNA, Detergent, Vit D, Dogs, DiversityCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen Website for full show notes on this and all other podcast episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/21·29m 39s

BONUS episode RUN TALK RUN with Jess Robson

*trigger warning* eating disorders is discussed on this podcast episodeJess Robson is my guest today on the podcast and she is the driving force behind Run Talk Run. A global mental health support community that uses running as a means to facilitate peer support. Having experienced a difficult relationship with formal therapy, Jess found solace in opening up with ease whilst running and chose to open up that space to other people struggling with mental ill health. Jess is an advocate for making running less intimidating - without care for pace, without care for PBs - she believes running can simply be a means to connect with our peers.We have a wonderfully honest conversation talking about her own issues with eating disorders during her teenage years, how bulimia is a chronic condition that needs to be managed, the importance of personal responsibility online as well as food and exercise as tools for health as well as harm.Please do check out Jess’ website and if you’re experienced in grant writing or fundraising I think Jess would welcome the opportunity to talk!Enjoy the show!Check out 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.
14/05/21·39m 28s

#100 - Four Lifestyle Formulas Everyone Needs to Know with Dr Rupy Aujla

It’s the 100th episode of the podcast and today I’m going to be introducing four formulas for lifestyle that everyone should know. This is essentially a super condensed version of everything that I’ve learnt over the past few years of doing the pod, my masters in nutrition, patient experience, and having the opportunity of speaking to people off the podcast too. These formulas cover nutrition, behaviour change, happiness and productivity.Over the past three years we’ve had the privilege of inviting a plethora of guests from bestselling authors, thought leaders across medicine, nutrition, economics, fair-trade as well as inspirational people whose stories have deeply touched me. In the spirit of breadth of conversation, I want today’s episode to cover a range of topics, including: Four lifestyle formulas everyone needs to knowHow to approach health problemsThe two things we can control in lifeHabits to start today The links to books, concepts and people will be found on thedoctorskitchen.com/podcast page so do check them out. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/21·45m 7s

#99 The Olive Oil Episode with Dr Simon Poole

Over the years you’ll have heard me talking about the Mediterranean way of eating and extra virgin olive oil quite frequently and today on the show I’m delighted to be joined by an expert in all things to do with olive oil and the history of a Mediterranean in general, Dr Simon Poole.Everything you need to know about olive oil is in today's episode. It’s origins, it’s therapeutic uses, its impact on heart and brain health. Its potential anti-cancer and weight maintenance effects. The alchemy of olive oil and food. Today’s podcast was absolutely fascinating .. for me! I learnt so much from Dr Poole who is a Cambridge based GP and is an internationally renowned authority on the science and application of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle. He is co-author of the Gourmand Prize winning book The Olive Oil Diet and speaks regularly on the subject of communication and change management in population and individual nutritional health. We talked about the following:What the origins of olive oil areHow the oil is producedIt’s regenerative impact on soil and climate healthDiocles of Carystus and Hippocrates and olive oilThe types of phenols in olive oilOlive and heart healthAlzeihmers and Weight loss with olive oilGrading olive oil and what to look forThe smoking point of olive oilCheck out 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.
05/05/21·1h 26m

BONUS EPISODE Lifestyle and Long Covid with Professor Robert Thomas

Professor Robert Thomas is back on the podcast talking about all things to do with Long COVID and some preliminary results from the UK’s only Covid nutrition intervention trial - The Phyto V study. A randomised double blind placebo controlled trial evaluating the influence of a phytochemical rich whole foods capsule plus a probiotic capsule on clinical outcomes among individuals with covid-19 viral infection. The hypothesis for this study is that starting a nutritional intervention in covid-19 positive patients displaying symptoms could shorten the severity or duration of illness. This may or may not have an impact on Long Covid and there are some anecdotes of benefit, however we can’t say for certain whether it’s useful for everyone.What polyphenols were included in the supplement I hear you ask? The researchers used ones that show promise in other viral illnesses and are found in common foods including: The flavanone polyphenol hesperetin found in citrus fruits; the Anthraquinone derivative aloe emodin found in Aloe Vera; Quercetin, a flavonoid found in, onions, apple, pomegranate and citrus fruits; Apigenin a polyphenol found in parsley, chamomile tea and fruit. Curcumin curcuminoids found in turmeric; ellagic acid found in pomegranate.As a reminder, Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire. He is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit, and is also medical advisor to the website Cancernet.co.uk. Through his amazing work - Prof Robert Thomas has previously been awarded The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year” and The Royal College of Radiologist medal. On Today’s podcast you will learn :About the details of the study that is yet to be publishedThe theory behind using a probiotic and a nutrient dense supplementThe tips for covid that are evidence based which could reduce severityThe new study looking at how to potentially enhance the antibody response of the immune system from the vaccine Rather than to try and demonstrate the need for a supplement, what prof hopes to show is that using a polyphenol rich diet may be beneficial to prevent prolonged covid symptoms. The details for the trial and other trials that professor mentions are on theDoctorskitchen.com podcast show notes. We’re doing another podcast dedicated to Robert's new book “How to Live” which I can’t recommend enough, but for that I think it needs its own distinct episode.Please do enjoy this conversation with Professor Robert Thomas and do check out 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.
30/04/21·43m 34s

BONUS EPISODE, Living with Long Covid with Dr Joanna Herman

Today I chat with Dr Joanna Herman, a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and during the first wave of the Pandemic, she contracted COVID. Despite being defined as a ‘mild’ case, with no risk factors for severe disease, she is still significantly debilitated by symptoms of ‘Long COVID’, and has been unable to return to work as a hospital physician for the past year.  As you will hear on the pod, Joanna is a very well established physician with years of experience. She has taught at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for 14 years, and has been on the Council of the British Infection Association since 2015. She has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières, is a medical writer, and a specialist medical advisor for the BBC programme Holby City. She is also a qualified Ashtanga Yoga teacher.Joanna wrote for The Guardian about her experience with Long COVID which is how I came upon the story. And it was particularly touching for me as Joanna also has the perspective of a doctor as a patient, and her experience has highlighted a system that is struggling to help those with a condition not yet understood.Last year, Joanna set up a yoga group for people who were experiencing significant lung problems following their COVID infection. Combining medical and yoga knowledge, Joanna has helped them learn how to access their lungs and breathe again, and regain their physical pre-viral strength.There are some absolute nuggets of inspiration that I personally found useful during our conversation and I do hope you enjoy this.Check out 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.
28/04/21·1h 11m

BONUS EPISODE The Immune System and Covid with Professor Danny Altmann

Today I’m speaking with Professor Danny Altmann from Imperial College about Covid-19 and the post viral syndrome associated with its infection currently referred to as “Long Covid”. Not a lot is known about this chronic condition which for some people is absolutely debilitating, it could affect 500,000 people in the UK or more and we really need to further research this condition and build the infrastructure to tackle it.Professor Altmann heads a lab at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial. Key research interests are the immunology of infectious disease including severe bacterial infections, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus. Other projects focus on autoimmune disease including the role of the microbiota in rheumatoid arthritis.Today we refresh our memories about what we know about covid:Danny gives us a quick recap on the immune systemHow the virus enters cells via the ACE-2 receptor which is found on multiple sites of the bodyThe inflammasome, why it’s useful and what goes wrong with covidThe >50 symptoms of long covid including fatigue, headache, loss of attention and SOBThe theoretical mechanisms of long covid – multi organ fibrosis, persistent undetected infection, AI/inflammatory conditionsThe parallels with other post viral syndromes such as EBV and post EbolaDiagnostic uncertainty in MedicineVaccine and VariantsThe different types of AntibodiesCheck out 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.
25/04/21·49m 25s

#98 A Brain Healthy Diet with Dr Dean Sherzai and Dr Ayesha Sherzai

Dementia is the defining disease of our time. In the UK it’s the leading cause of death, almost a million people suffer with it and 1 in every 14 of the population aged over 65. And it’s growing.The most common type is Alzheimers and the treatment? Well there are none. After decades of research and billions of dollars spent, we have a few drugs that mildly improve symptoms but nothing close to a cure. And so when I came across lifestyle measures including diet, exercise and community based interventions that could reduce the risk of getting dementia by 70, 80 or even 90% I had to get Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai on the pod to talk about their researchThey are a unique husband and wife team on the cutting edge of brain science, are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to long-term health and wellness through their work as Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, with patients, as well as through online writing, videos, and books at teamsherzai.comDr. Dean Sherzai is a behavioral neurologist & neuroscientist whose entire life has been dedicated to behavioral change models at the community and population level. Dr. Ayesha Sherzai finished two residencies at Loma Linda University; preventive medicine and neurology. She also holds a master’s in advanced sciences from UCSD and completed a fellowship in vascular neurology from Columbia University. They are also authors of the book, The 30 Day Alzheimer’s Solution.We talk about:How they became interested in brain health and plant based eatingThe prevalence of dementia in the US and UKThe brain as a huge energy and oxygen consuming organTheir community based research in Loma Linda involving over 3000Creating habit loops What you will learn:Why plant forward eating is critical to preventing dementiaSpecific foods that Team Sherzai call out as helpful for the brainThe issues around nutritional science and why this information is taking so long to trickle into medical practiceThe main cells involved in brain health - neurons and glial cellsHow diet, lifestyle and other factors are becoming of top importance amongst the traditional medical community and why prevention is the cureOnly 3% of the genes known to play a role in dementia risk are deterministicHow better brain health supports your immune systemWhy curcumin might actually be something to supplement withOmega 3 fatty acids and whether you can achieve this through dietWhy inflammation effects memoryHow creativity has a bidirectional effect on the brain - this is not just crosswords!Why you do not need to eat a ton of fat to support your brainA lifestyle that supports brain health - exercise, unwinding, stress reduction and communityWhether we should be drinking Alcohol Why we’re on the fence about fishCheck out 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.
21/04/21·1h 41m

BONUS EPISODE The Power Hour with Adrienne

I’m joined today by Adrienne, a leading wellness professional, TEDx speaker, Podcast Host, Author and marathon runner. Adrienne is the epitome of the modern digital entrepreneur! Ever since I’ve known her she’s been a vibrant ball of energy who’s so motivating. I always feel happier after speaking to her or listening to her on her incredible weekly podcast 'The Power Hour' where she dives into the first hour of the day with guests including Trevor Nelson, Fearne Cotton, Tom Daley (and me). Her new book “Power Hour” is all about How to focus your goals and create a life you love.On today's pod you’ll learn:All about the Power Hour Concept and the Importance of a morning routine How to develop an empowered mindset and focus on achieving personal and professional goalsTop tips to improve sleep, which is the foundation for a fantastic dayHow to develop your own Power HourWe also have quite an honest discussion about excuses and taking control of your situation regardless of what life has thrown at you. I’m sure you’ll find hearing about Andrienne’s journey and story as motivating and inspiring as I do.Check out 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.
19/04/21·1h 1m

#97 Emotional intelligence, Ego & Becoming Plant Powered with Dr Gemma Newman

Today I had the pleasure of spending time chatting with my good friend Dr Gemma Newman. GP with over 17 years experience in medicine, whole food plant based advocate and now best selling author of the book “The Plant Power Doctor”, A simple prescription for a healthier you.I’ve known Gemma for a number of years and she is one of the most kind hearted and knowledgeable individuals, not only on the subject of nutrition but also on how to empathise and coach behaviour change with patients. She is a founding member and ambassador for PBHPUK, she has a specialist interest in holistic health, plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Through her practice she has come to understand that body, mind and soul are not separate, and that it is only in addressing the root causes of stress and disconnection that we can truly heal, from the inside out.Another passion of hers includes the promotion of no-till conservation agricultural techniques in order to bring health back to our soil and our farming systems, so as to allow healing of the ecosystems that sustain human life. Planetary health is inextricably linked to human health, and she has spoken on this topic to other health care professionals at a debate at Imperial College as well as during the Extinction Rebellion events.Today we touch on a range of these subjects including:Gemma's journey to plant based eatingFood prescriptions and how Gemma coaches patientsBLEND IT - an acronym for behaviour changeHow hard GP life isRegenerative agriculture and the current 6th mass extinction eventEgo and how to detach from one’s perception that the world revolves around themHow Gemma overcame negative events on social mediaDo check Gemma out on social media @planntpowerdoctor and her website gemmanewman.com which is full of fantastic free resources too along with Gemma's book - The Plant Power Doctor which is a super read! All website and social media links are on the show notes page on The Doctor's Kitchen website Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/21·1h 30m

#96 Can We Eat To Beat Depression? with Dr Drew Ramsey

Mental health is a hugely complex multifactorial issue with many causes that can have its roots in pain, psychological trauma, childhood and the complexity of family life. But, through the lens of traditional psychiatry, food, inflammation, the importance of gut health and nutrition have largely been ignored. We’ve had some incredible guests on the pod to talk about this subject in the past including Professor Felice Jacka, Dr Uma Naidoo and Dr Ramsey himself. But the magnitude of the problem and the need to address these issues that are responsible for the leading cause of disability worldwide motivates me to continue having these difficult but important conversations on the podcast.Drew Ramsey, MD is a leading innovator in mental health, combining clinical excellence, nutritional interventions and creative media. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia and in active clinical practice in New York City. His latest book 'Eat to Beat Depression'  is perhaps his best yet, which includes a practical guide to how and why food is central to psychiatry and how you can take care of your brain and mood with food.As always, Dr Drew Ramsey brings his unique and humble style of humour, joy and playfulness to what is a difficult topic to talk about, not to understate the subject but to make it more accessible and provide an invitation for more discussion around these subjects. I humbly tip my hat to all the work he’s done and continues to do in teaching both the public and fellow clinicians the value of nutrition in medicine.    I hope you enjoy todays discussionYou can find the recipe Drew made me on YouTube and the Podcast show notes, plus the links to his courses and TED talk at thedoctorskitchen.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/21·1h 7m

BONUS EPISODE Sustainable Weight Loss with Dr Nick Fuller

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 has a proven track record of commercialising research in this field to improve not only the health of Australians but the rest of the globe, and continues to receive significant funding and awards for his work with the Interval Weight Lossprogram. He is also the author of three best-selling books on the Interval Weight Loss program.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.On today’s podcast you will learn about:The Brain body weight regulation in the hypothalamusWhy we’re geared to protect against weight loss, more than gainThe impact of hedonic influence and how dopamine affects food intakeWhy rapid diet-induced weight loss brings about negative changes to energy storage, appetite & ultimately weight regainWhy people aren’t failing on their weight loss attempts due to a lack of willpower, they are failing due to the biologyHow interval weight loss is a sustainable weight loss programme and why it works alongside lifestyle changesDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen for full show notes and social media links for this and all other podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/21·1h 3m

#95 Weight Series (Part 2 of 2). The Sugar Episode with Professor Michael Goran & Dr Emily Ventura

SUGAR. It’s everywhere and in everything and in various guises. Fake sugar, artificial, refined, raw, natural, low calorie sweetener and table. Over 200 names for it exist. And if you google sugar and health you could be told it’s as innocuous as water or it’s as dangerous and as addictive as cocaine and worse than alcohol for your liver.To get to the crux of what’s really going and how dangerous sugar is in our food system (and it’s artificial counterparts) I’m speaking with Professor Michael Goran - Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Dr. Emily Ventura a nutrition educator, public health advocate, writer, and cook with a Masters in Public Health and Doctorate of Philosophy in Preventive Medicine. They’re also co-authors the fantastic book “Sugarproof” in which they explain the hidden danger that sugar poses to a child’s development and what options there are for parents and carers to mitigate sugar consumption.Professor Michael Goran has also published over 350 peer-reviewed articles and reviews. He is the Editor of the “Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Intervention Approaches” published in 2017, co-editor of “Dietary Sugars and Health” published in late 2014, and currently serves as Editor- in-Chief for Pediatric Obesity. This is the podcast I’ve been asked to do so many times. So finally we can lift the lid on sugar and its impact. Listen to the end for my top tips and do check out the book Sugarproof on the podcast show notesOn the show today we talk about:Types of sugar and their various formsWhy Artificial sweeteners could be just as problematicWhy children are uniquely vulnerable to sugarHow problems with sugar can be independent of weightWhy sugar IS addictiveRefined carbohydrates and how they can have similar effectsSugar, Inflammation and the brainThe mechanisms of how sugar impacts the liver, behaviour and moodPolicies to protect ourselves in the futureTips to lessen our sugar burdenCheck out 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.
31/03/21·56m 58s

#94 Weight Series (Part 1 of 2). Why We Eat Too Much with Dr Andrew Jenkinson

On the show today I’m delighted to welcome Dr Andrew Jenkinson,  a consultant surgeon with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic, (or keyhole) surgery who treats bariatric patients. He is part of an expert team developing advances in gastrointestinal surgery at University College Hospital and author of the book “Why we eat too much”.Obesity is a particular problem for the UK having the 6th highest prevalence of obesity where 26% of adults are classified as obese and it disproportionately affects both adults and children in lower socioeconomic groups. Because of the prevalence and the dire comorbidities associated with the condition, there is a strong public health incentive to find effective treatments and preventative measures. Yet the debate about obesity is shrouded with oversimplification a lack of appreciation of the foundations of how we got here as well as a lack of empathy for sufferers of this disease. On the other hand, people whose interests are to protect the mental health of those who suffer with being overweight (whilst their intentions may be genuine) fail to appreciate the need for recognising that there is a problem which needs treatment. This isn’t an episode geared toward fat shaming or pointing the finger at obese people (as commonly occurs in the media) in the same way previous episodes about eating for migraines, PCOS or IBD are not geared toward pointing the finger at those people for having those conditions. This is for general informational purposes only and to help everyone understand the mechanisms behind why some people struggle with weight vs others, cease the oversimplification of Calories in vs out and recognise the potential interventions before we have to entertain drastic measures such as bariatric surgery. On the show today we talk about:How patient stories encouraged Andrew to dig deeper into the mechanisms behind obesityWhy obesity is better defined as a disease and what that means for treatmentNHS Obesity prejudiceThe interplay of genes, hormones, neurotransmitters in the likelihood of obesityYour BMR and weight set point and how to change itLeptin resistance, Insulin, Cortisol and mitochondrial function in obesityWhy low calorie diets work .. and then don’t workThe impact of COVID on his job and obese patientsPoverty, the food environment and obesityAndrew's tips for weight lossCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes for this and all other episodes  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/21·1h 13m

#93 Ending Childhood Hunger (Part 2 of 2) with Owen Burton from One Feeds Two

On the podcast we are continuing the critical conversation around child poverty and hunger that, quite frankly I’m embarrassed to have to be talking about in 2021. Rather than complaining or pointing out a desperate situation I want to shine a light on some incredible initiatives. On that note, I want you to ponder on this:Can we use hunger to end hunger?This is the simple revolutionary formula that my next guest and his colleagues founded over 10 years ago. Owen Burton co-founded One feeds Two. A charitable organisation that partners with food brands and work to provide school meals to children living in poverty across the globe.Thus far, One Feeds Two's partners have donated over 10 millions school meals - and in 2021 alone, they hope to donate over 6 million school meals. The school meals are locally sourced, largely plant-based and typical of the local cuisine - "what the kids would be eating if they were eating at home".On the show today we talk about:Owen’s travel and corporate backgroundThe early foundations of one feeds twoWhy school meals are magical and the impact on povertyWhat we can learn from One feeds Two as it relates to child poverty in the UKOwen’s current projects and his new drinks brand “Fount”Do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes for this and all other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/21·1h 8m

#92 Ending Childhood Hunger (Part 1 of 2) with FareShare and Magic Breakfast

This is one of the most pressing conversations of the moment. The extent of childhood hunger and food insecurity that exists not in third world countries, but here in the UK. It is absolutely astounding that 1 in 8 people are food insecure coupled with the fact that a third of food is wasted along various parts of the supply chain.To open up this discussion I’m inviting representatives from 2 incredible organisations working to tackle these issues in their unique ways, for a fairer and more compassionate society. One where nobody is left unseen nor hungry.Rather than complaining or pointing out a desperate situation I want to shine a light on these incredible charitiesFirst I speak with Alyson Walsh, Commercial Director with responsibility for Fundraising, Marketing Communications and Volunteering at Fareshare. With 25 years’ experience in the food and retail sector, Alyson possesses a wealth of industry and consumer knowledge,Later in this pod, I also speak with Emily Frezza (a former primary school teacher) and Alysa Remtulla from Magic Breakfast, a registered charity providing healthy breakfasts to children in the UK who arrive at school too hungry to learn. We talk about the foundations of the charity and the scale of the issue of food insecurity amongst children in the UK. 2 million children in the UK suffer hunger and Magic Breakfast extend their expert support to their partners across 960 Primary, Secondary, ASL/Special Educational Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units in disadvantaged areas of England and Scotland. They reach around 167,000 children to ensure they start their school day with the energy and nutrition they need to be able to make the most of their morning lessons. On the pod today we cover the following:Overview of the problemWhat is Food insecurity – what it is, how much of an issue it is, how it’s increased since the pandemic.Food insecurity is a pre-pandemic problemHow to tackle the stigma surrounding food insecurityThe logistical issues surrounding food redistributionHow to get involved with both Fareshare and Magic BreakfastPlease do check out The Doctor's Kitchen Website for full show notes and details on this and all other podcast episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/21·1h 28m

#91 Solving Happiness with Mo Gawdat

*Warning. Today’s podcast contains details of parental bereavement. Caution advised* Today I feel like I’ve had one of the most impactful conversations on a personal level. I vividly remember watching Mo Gawdat’s interview on channel 4 news back in 2017 when he was touring and promoting his international bestseller “Solve for Happy”. His story of loss deeply touched me and changed my perspective on happiness and how to attain it. Mo wants you to achieve happiness and wants you to understand that “Happiness is easier to achieve than we’ve led to believe“. For me to have the opportunity to interview him 4 years later is just such a surreal privilege I cannot explain.Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], author of the international bestselling book Solve for Happy and founder of One Billion Happy. After a long career in tech, Mo has 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. Mo is also the host of Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat, where he has the most wonderful conversations with the greatest minds of our time, including Dr Tara Swart, Alain de Botton, Mark Williamson. I highly recommend you dive into this library and if you find Mo’s voice as soothing and rhythmical as I do, you’ll love listening back to his episodes.A bit of back story to Mo, in 2014 he endured the tragic loss of Ali, his 21 yr old son, after routine surgery. Motivated by his loss, Mo began pouring his findings into his book, Solve for Happy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his attempt to honor Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared.And this is exactly what you’ll hear about in today’s podcast. We talk about:Mo’s intention for the yearFlow and the various definitions of ‘flow state’The inability to sit with ourselvesThe tragic loss of Mo’s son and how that pushed his mission to ‘solve happy’A midlife crisis at age 29How his happiness equation is received cross culturallyDeath and a perspective on the pandemic that everyone should try I sincerely hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to listen to more of Mo’s work including his own podcast and workshop videos on YouTube recorded at Stamford university, the links to which are on the podcast show notes found at www.thedoctorskitchen.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/21·1h 18m

BONUS EPISODE: Preventing the next Pandemic , The Blunt Reality of Microbial Resistance with Dr Ravina Kullar

If we do not take action now, 30 years from now, over 10 million people will die every year due to antibiotic-resistant infections.Dr. Ravina Kullar is an Infectious Diseases global expert and researcher, who has spent almost 15 years researching in the infectious disease space.She is actively leading strategies worldwide to educate the public about various infectious diseases topics. She has been invited to provide 3 TED talks, sharing her own personal patient stories and providing action items that everyone can implement to be a part of the solution of infectious diseases outbreaks. She has also published over 40 research papers, and has been an invited speaker worldwide, educating both clinicians and the public. Dr. Kullar has been a public health advocate during this COVID-19 pandemic, educating the public via various media outlets. She is the Founder of duXsana, where she serves as the infectious diseases expert, and her team of building experts and interior designers help businesses in reopening safely, keeping infection prevention at the forefront. We talk about:Her painful experience with antimicrobial resistance and how that sparked her career in infectious diseaseThe state of play with microbes and COVID-19The need for better investigations5 tips for reducing Antimicrobial resistance that we can be part ofThe need to take vaccinesCheck out 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.
01/03/21·37m 26s

#90 Preventing The Next Pandemic (Part 2 of 2) Quantum Biology & Bacteria with Professor Johnjoe McFadden

Professor Johnjoe McFadden is on the show today, he is Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Surrey. His principle field of research is in molecular genetics, particularly of microbes that cause infectious diseasesand particularly antimicrobial resistance. Initially he did his PhD at Imperial College London and went on to work on human genetic diseases.As well as studying infectious disease he has also been an advocate for Quantum Biology for nearly twenty years. In 2014, he, with the physicist, Jim Al-Khalili wrote ‘Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology’, describing recent exciting discoveries of quantum mechanisms in photosynthesis, bird navigation, enzymes and maybe even consciousness.Today we talk about:What causes resistant bacteriaThe ‘scary twin’ phenomenonWhat we can learn from multidrug resistant TB (MDRTB)Issues with the current use of antimicrobials and how we can reduce the burdenHow quantum biology relates to human consciousnessCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/21·58m 57s

#89 Preventing The Next Pandemic (Part 1 of 2). Antimicrobial Resistance with Professor Dame Sally Davies

*CAUTION - Explicit Language in this episode*How much would you worry about a simple cut ? Probably not much as long as you can get to a medical professional on time and obtain the correct treatment. But what if I was to say that in a few years to come, antibiotics will no longer work? And a simple cut could leave you hugely at risk of sepsis and death. This could be the situation unless we address resistant microbes in our environment and joining me on the podcast to talk about this subject is Professor Dame Sally Davies.Dame Sally was the Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019. Dame Sally Davies was appointed as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in 2019. She is also the 40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University.In the 2020 New Year Honours, Dame Sally became the second woman (and the first outside the Royal family) to be appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) for services to public health and research, having received her DBE in 2009.On the show we talk aboutDame Sally Davies incredible medical careerWhat sparked her interest in antimicrobial resistanceHow Bacteria become resistantWhere food has a role in resistanceWhat we can do as consumers?Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/21·43m 14s

BONUS EPISODE: The Journey to Happiness with Stephen & David Flynn of ‘The Happy Pear’

The journey to happiness with Stephen and David Flynn from The Happy Pear!The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with Steve, Dave, a tiny shop and a dream of helping people to eat more veg. Fast forward 15 years, The Happy Pear now consists of cafes, food products, online courses, cookbooks, a farm, a roastery, and a hundred amazing employees with a community of over 1 million people living healthier! Their latest book is the happy health plan, with information and recipes distilled from their online courses that have helped over 50,000 people globally live healthier lives.On the show today we talk about:Their journey from rugby playing, beer drinking lads to meditating, vegan veg shop ownersTheir business as a force for goodThe importance of healthy environments that allow health to flourishBeing vulnerable and authentic as key to living fulfilled livesTheir failures as well as successesLaughter, Joy and contentment as the superfoods that enrich their healthy lifestylesCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/21·57m 1s

#88 Nutrition Science Series (Part 3 of 3) The Supplementation Series with Kamal Patel

*CAUTION - Explicit Language in this episode*Confused about supplements? Struggle to understand nutrition science? Constantly bombarded by conflicting headlines about which diet is better than another? How do we make sense of all this information when the noise-signal ratio is so disproportionate?Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Kamal Patel who is the co-founder and director of Examine.com. The world’s largest unbiased, internet site that peer reviews academic literature on diet, supplements and nutrition knowledge to give the most uncoerced information you can find anywhere. A site that I have personally used during my masters, recommended and supported throughout my nutrition journey.Kamal holds two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University, in business and in public health, he’s published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium, as well as on a variety of clinical research topics. He’s also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, on nutrition in low-income areas, and on mindfulness meditation.There are SO MANY things we talk about in this pod that I’ve decided to split it up into 2 parts. The amount of information we talk about is quite overwhelming to listen to, but trust me it’s worth a good listen and there are so many insights I picked up on from Kamals wealth of knowledge: Circadian ZeitgebersNon diet Paleolithic perspectiveHow misinformation and bias starts from the Research labsMultivitamins, fish oil, vitamin DSupplements and Lifestyle for Stress, Sleep, Anxiety and Nootropics and AdaptogensThe Placebo effectBrain and Cognitive enhancing supplements, green tea, choline, berries, fish oilSupplements for Vegans - B12, choline, creatine, carnosine, fatty acidsCollagen for arthritis and skinContaminants in supplementsHow to choose supplementsThe precautionary principle with supplementationImmunonutritionCorona Virus supplements - Zinc, elderberry, Vitamin D, Garlic, Vitamin CHealth tracking, wearable devices and investigationsHow often research makes Kamal change his mindDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/21·45m 32s

#87 Nutrition Science Series (Part 2 of 3) The Supplementation Series with Kamal Patel

*CAUTION - Explicit Language in this episode*Confused about supplements? Struggle to understand nutrition science? Constantly bombarded by conflicting headlines about which diet is better than another? How do we make sense of all this information when the noise-signal ratio is so disproportionate?Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Kamal Patel who is the co-founder and director of Examine.com. The world’s largest unbiased, internet site that peer reviews academic literature on diet, supplements and nutrition knowledge to give the most uncoerced information you can find anywhere. A site that I have personally used during my masters, recommended and supported throughout my nutrition journey.Kamal holds two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University, in business and in public health, he’s published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium, as well as on a variety of clinical research topics. He’s also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, on nutrition in low-income areas, and on mindfulness meditation.There are SO MANY things we talk about in this pod that I’ve decided to split it up into 2 parts. The amount of information we talk about is quite overwhelming to listen to, but trust me it’s worth a good listen and there are so many insights I picked up on from Kamals wealth of knowledge: Circadian ZeitgebersNon diet Paleolithic perspectiveHow misinformation and bias starts from the Research labsMultivitamins, fish oil, vitamin DSupplements and Lifestyle for Stress, Sleep, Anxiety and Nootropics and AdaptogensThe Placebo effectBrain and Cognitive enhancing supplements, green tea, choline, berries, fish oilSupplements for Vegans - B12, choline, creatine, carnosine, fatty acidsCollagen for arthritis and skinContaminants in supplementsHow to choose supplementsThe precautionary principle with supplementationImmunonutritionCorona Virus supplements - Zinc, elderberry, Vitamin D, Garlic, Vitamin CHealth tracking, wearable devices and investigationsHow often research makes Kamal change his mindDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/21·1h 9m

#86 Nutrition Science Series (Part 1 of 3) Why Everything About Nutrition Could Be Wrong with Professor Tim Spector

Is everything we have been told about nutrition wrong? And have we questioned prevailing dietary dogma enough? Are we asking the right questions in nutrition science and if not, how do we rectify it?Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London and honorary consultant Physician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals is my guest this week and we dive into these questions and more.He is the lead researcher behind the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the Covid Symptom study app. This free tool has been used by more than 4 million people in the UK, US, and Sweden. The app identified new symptoms of the disease and risk factors as well as monitoring its progress to warn health authorities. He has published four popular books- including the best-selling Diet Myth and more recently, Spoon-Fed, a Sunday Times bestseller that I think is absolutely fantastic.On the show today we talk about:Why the calorie in calorie out dogma is entirely flawedWhy salt may not be the prime suspectThe approach to pesticides we should takeArtificially sweetened beveragesPractical suggestions for how to live healthierWhat the future of personalised nutrition could holdCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/21·59m 8s

#85 The Brain Series (Part 3 of 3). Transforming your Brain with Dr Tara Swart

What if we could harness the power of our thoughts to change the function of our brain and manifest the perfect life we’ve always wanted for ourselves. You might think I’m talking about new-age self help sensationalism, quantum physics and hype. But I’m actually talking about concepts rooted in ancient philosophy, that are being proven by breakthroughs in neuroscience and neuroimaging.I’m delighted to be chatting with Dr Tara Swart - a neuroscientist, medical doctor, executive advisor, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’. A book that distills the principles and actions of how we can harness the power of our conscious mind to alter the world around us.Tara is passionate about disseminating simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people live and work. She personally advises a small number of individuals via personal recommendation only, and speaks at major conferences globally.Today we talk about:The field of nutrition, the microbiota and how that has an impact on our thoughtsAncient wisdom and how this has been gradually explained through the lens of neuroscienceThe science explained the “law of attraction”How to manifest your thoughts into realityBrain agility and how we train itNeuroplasticityPsychobioticsBrain healthy foods, Brain healthy exercises and Brain healthy thoughtsWhy action boarding worksTara’s personal story of leaving her job, divorce and moving country all at the same time and how she harnessed the power of her mind to maintain resilience“There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves” – The TerminatorDo be sure to check out The Doctor's Kitchen Website for full show notes and social media links for this and all our other episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/21·1h 12m

#84 The Brain Series (Part 2 of 3). Eating for ADHD with Dr Rachel Gow

Research highlights a crucial link between nutrition, ADHD and brain health, and there is some evidence, although not fantastic quality evidence, but some nonetheless, that indicates smart food choices for ADHD and Brain Health and data on supplementation which can influence cognitive Function.On the show we have Dr Rachel Gow, Ph.D who is both a nutrition professional and experienced researcher plus a parent of a child with ADHD who has the experience of being in the position of not knowing what to do to help their child. ADHD affects 1 in 20 children - 500,000 in the UK and roughly one in every classroom. And there are some incredibly well known figures in business, the arts and dance who are diagnosed with ADHD, but there is also a darker side to the condition that doesn’t get as much airtime and is something that we should be mindful of.Rachel is a London based psychologist specialising in child and adult mental health and has specific expertise in ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and related learning and behaviour conditions. In addition, Dr. Gow is a Registered Nutritionist and has a Masters of Science in Psychological Research Methods, She has published approximately 22 peer reviewed book chapters and scientific papers, and her first book “Smart Foods for ADHD and Mental Health” is being published by Hachette in February 2021. Dr. Gow frequently lectures at London Metropolitan University, the University of Surrey and has an honorary role at The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College LondonOn the show today we talk about:Rachel’s personal story with her child's developmentOMEGA-3 Fatty acids and why they are critical for the brain and it's function Clinical trials looking at supplementationThe impact of the gut on Serotonin, Dopamine, Neurogenesis and Brain InflammationOMEGA-3 for depression and ADHDDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen Website for full show notes and social media links for this episode and others. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/21·1h 21m

New Year Bonus Episode: Why 3-2-1 will change the way you cook forever

In today's bonus episode, I'm basically going to tell you everything that is in my new book, 'Doctor's Kitchen 3-2-1'. I'm going through each chapter and giving you a summary of how the book came about, why I think it will change the way you cook and eat forever and my aspiration to help 10 million people eat Doctor's Kitchen meals everyday. I talk about:The formula for 3-2-1Why eating more Fruit and vegetables is the core focus of my bookHow fats are just as important and fruits and vegetablesThe mechanisms behind the medicinal effect of foodThe flaws surrounding Nutritional ScienceFasting and how it worksThe functional benefits of foodIf you haven't seen a copy, check it out wherever books are sold (here's a link to the Amazon page) and make sure you subscribe to the newsletter for weekly recipes and healthy eating inspiration. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/21·33m 31s

#83 The Brain Series (Part 1 of 3). Food, OCD and Anxiety with Dr Uma Naidoo

Dr Uma Naidoo is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef and Nutrition Specialist. It is a pleasure to host this internationally regarded medical pioneer in this more newly recognized field of Nutritional Psychiatry.In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.Dr Uma is a professionally trained chef as well as working as a Psychiatrist, and after listening to this podcast you’ll understand why Michelin-starred David Bouley described her as “the world’s first “triple threat” in the food as medicine space”Dr. Naidoo, has been asked by The American Psychiatric Association to author the first academic text in Nutritional Psychiatry. But she’s already the author of a book you can get your hands on in the UK called “The Food Mood connection” and in the States it’s “This is your brain on FOOD”.On the show today we talked about:Uma’s upbringing, family roots in ayurveda and how her grandmother influenced her love of medicine and foodCulinary School and why she wentNutritional Medicine it’s scientific shortcomings and her dietary agnosticism Food Irritants to mental health, including transfats, additives and sugarSpices, Fibre and PlantsHer perspective on Nootropics and AdaptogensThe vagus nerve as a bidirectional superhighway of information between the gut and brainThe connection between diet and OCD, PTSD and AnxietyHer culinary hacks for making healthy food taste incredibleDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen Website for full show notes and all social media links for this and all other podcast episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/21·1h 6m

Bonus Episode: Learnings from 2020

This year has been an interesting test of patience, and for a lot of us it has been tragic. My time in hospital and working in emergency has been pretty harrowing at times, but today I want to share with you a number of coping strategies I’ve maintained. I also want to put a spotlight on my learnings from 2020 in this solo episode to round off the year.Today I talk about:Gratitude and why I practice it3 key learnings from my Nutritional medicine mastersWhat I learnt from the podcast this yearInequality and how this existed before the pandemicThe pandemic is our Third World War - Jon SnowFood, purpose and communityThe power of routine and how my morning shapes my dayThe importance of journalingMy aspirations for the new yearA huge thanks again to all our amazing guests this year on the podcast and for all of you who listen and enjoy the content - we hugely appreciate the support!Do check out The Doctor's Kitchen Website where you can see all our episodes and supporting show notes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/20·46m 47s

#82 Wellness for Entrepreneurs (Part 3 of 3) Building a Brand for Life with Liz Earle MBE

Liz Earle MBE, is an absolute phenomena. She has 35 books to her name, multiple TV shows, a global beauty brand, a magazine and a hugely engaged and connected community online. Her work in beauty and wellness started way before the trend and her commitment to this area, along with many other businesses, built the foundations for the wellness industry currently valued at over a trillion dollars globally. Today I’m going to be chatting with Liz about her entrepreneurial journey, her experiences and what she has learned along the way. I want to share her story, her strategies for maintaining personal wellbeing, creating a support system around her as well as what excites her about the landscape right now. This is quite a personal podcast from both sides and we share a number of anecdotes which I hope will help you the listener understand the journey of an entrepreneur a bit better.This episode is for anyone who wants to know more about what it takes to be a founder in a unique industry as well as the added complexity of maintaining authenticity and safety for consumers, as is so important in Wellness.Do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this and all our other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/20·52m 10s

#81 Wellness for Entrepreneurs (Part 2 of 3) Coping with Startup Stress with Zanna van Dijk and Natalie Glaze

Entrepreneurship has a real glamour to it these days. With images of global startups such as Tesla, Lyft, Gymshark, Monzo and more. But what is startup life really like? And is it as desirable as people make it out to be?I’m thrilled to welcome along good friends of mine to the show - Zanna van Dijk and Natalie Glaze. These entrepreneurial, passionate ocean lovers wanted to create a business which was a force for good. A business that aligns with their morals and actually serves the planet.To fulfil this desire they co-founded Stay Wild Swim in 2018, an ethical and sustainable swimwear brand made from regenerated ocean plastic in the heart of London. Since the launch it has quickly become a leader in the sustainable fashion industry with a radically transparent supply chain, showing that you can consciously produce clothing without compromising style and quality. I personally know just how much effort goes into sourcing the raw materials, the fulfillment process and the seasonless slow fashion approach.Featured in Vogue, showcased at London Fashion Week, stocked in Selfridges and approved by Anna Wintour - Stay Wild Swim has seen huge success in a short period of time and is set to continue shaking up the fashion world.But what are the costs of startup? Beyond the glamour and the success what is the day to day like? The stresses, the sacrifice and how do these young business women stay grounded? What is their secret?On the show today we talk about:How Zanna and Natalie connected and grew the concept of what became Stay WildTheir rapid journey to success, features across both luxury magazines and the biggest social media accountWhat stresses they have encountered on their short journeyWhat coping mechanisms they have learnt along the wayZannas personal illness that led to her understanding the value of stopping and taking time for herselfWhat advice Natalie and Zanna have for listeners to cope with anxiety and stress, regardless of whether they are starting something up as a business Remember to check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this, and all our other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/20·1h 23m

#80 Wellness for Entrepreneurs (Part 1 of 3) The Business of Wellness with Lauren Armes

On the podcast today, I welcome Lauren Armes. Lauren is a business coach, speaker, writer and entrepreneur who founded Welltodo, a global industry network for the wellness industry, in 2014. Welltodo is now respected as a definitive voice for the business of wellness, spotlighting innovation and trends, case studies and insights. As a company, Welltodo helps people to build incredible businesses and careers in the wellness industry – through its events, recruitment and coaching services, and more. I have known Lauren for a number of years now and this episode is centred around how the success of wellness, which has become so pervasive in every aspect of our lives, will yield even more importance and impact in years to come.On the show today we talk about:Lauren’s background in the wellness industry and how she got startedThe initial issues with wellness and its pitfallsHow every company of the future will be a wellness companyDiversity in the wellness industryThe responsibility of an industry predicated on healthThe future trends in wellnessHow people should think about starting their own wellness product or brandHow welltodo itself has had to pivot in response to the pandemicCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/12/20·48m 20s

BONUS EPISODE: Squats, Purpose and Plants. Your Healthy Ageing Prescription with Dr Kate Gregorevic

“One of the greatest gifts of being a doctor for older adults is the constant reminder that life is fragile, finite and precious.”On the show today is Dr Kate Gregorevic - a geriatrician and internal medicine physician. She works in both acute hospital medicine and community settings and has completed a PhD looking at the impact of positive psychosocial factors in the development of frailty in older adultsLifestyle medicine is a core feature of Kate’s clinical practice, and nutrition, exercise and sleep are integral to developing plans to optimise her patients’ health. Her approach goes beyond physical, by working with people to identify their own priorities and values, and always centring these in any management plans.On the show today we talk about:How we balance the need to change health behaviours to improve longevity with the need to enjoy todayWhy we should focus on creating health in the present, as something that is valuable in its' own right and helps us engage in life, rather than something for the futureThe importance of including social and emotional wellbeing in any definition of healthThe perspective of a GeriatricianAssessing someone’s readiness to change and tips to motivate themSarcopenia and how to prevent thisYour prescription for healthy ageing (Squats, Purpose and Plants)The impact of loneliness and how it activates a stressor response Please do check out Dr Kate's book - Staying Alive - it's a really great read and has some fascinating informationVisit The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/20·40m 58s

#79 The Keto Series (Part 2 of 2), How Keto Saved My Child with Alex Ash

 A slightly different podcast episode today to give an authentic human experience of what effect a ketogenic diet could have in certain circumstances - we’re talking with Alex Ash, a colleague of one of my best friends in America, who reached out to me a while ago wanting to share his personal experience with the use of a Ketogenic diet for his son’s medical condition.Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe form of childhood epilepsy with multiple types of seizures and as you’ll hear, Alex and his partners experience has not been a straight forward one in the slightest.For any of you listening with children, with or without a chronic condition, I just want to say from the outset that this episode could be triggering so I would exercise some caution if you do not want to listen. Alex’s story has a positive ending but I understand this is not the case for a lot of people struggling with epilepsy and many other conditions. As a medical doctor I witness the daily battle many parents and carers have to endure for the sake of their loved ones.As always, none of the information spoken about on today’s podcast is taken to be medical advice, always speak with your practitioner about changes to medication, dietary or supplement regimen. And there are a few explanations for how the keto diet may yield an effect offered by Alex that are not technically accurate, but for the purposes of this special podcast I’ve chosen to completely unedit our conversation. If you’re interested in the more nuanced opinion of a practitioner I would listen to the previous podcast with Sue Wood that I've linked here for you.I hope you enjoy listening to Alex tell Jachin’s story, it’s certainly hit home a lot of truths to me.Remember to check out The Doctor's Kitchen website where you can find full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/20·1h 14m

BONUS EPISODE: Bread and Bliss with Roly Allen

Have you noticed the sourdough trend sweep through the globe during lockdown? People have developed a new love of home cooking and slowed down sourdough is top of the menu. But Roly Allen’s story started before the pandemic. After an exhausting couple of decades spent working, commuting, travelling and raising two children, Roly Allen baked his first sourdough loaf in his mid 40s because he’d been made redundant and needed a healthy pursuit while he got back on his feet. On the pod today Roly talks me through the process of baking and how sourdough saved his life.  We chat about many things on the pod today but I highly encourage you to try a sourdough bake yourself. If not for the health of your body, then for the mindfulness benefits that bread baking can have.And do check out Roly's book - 'How to Raise A Loaf' - it's super interesting and full of great advice and hints and tips for baking breadAnd do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website where Roly has shared a 'Working Day Sourdough' recipe and we have all other show notes and social media links Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/20·54m 9s

#78 The Keto Series (Part 1 of 2): What is the Ketogenic Diet, with Sue Wood

Susan Wood has worked as a UK registered dietitian for over 35 years, predominantly in the NHS, treating a wide range of paediatric and adult conditions. In 2008, the referral of one young adult for the dietary management of drug resistant epilepsy sparked her interest in ketogenic diet therapy (KDT) and since then she has been pioneering the development of adult treatment protocols in the UK and raising the awareness of dietitians and adult neurologists to the potential that KDT can offer to adults. In 2009 she started to work alongside the Matthews Friends Charity offering support to adults and their neurology teams seeking treatment. Sue continues to oversee the treatment of adults & children with drug resistant epilepsy and mentors NHS teams keen to explore KDT use in adults. She has recently co-authored reports on; the brain tumour patient experience of the use of KDT and the first international recommendations for the management of adults treated with ketogenic diet therapies. She is a member of the UK based Ketogenic Dietitians Research Network (KDRN) and a visiting lecturer at Surrey University.In today’s pod we talk about:What the ketogenic diet entailsThe history of KD therapyMyths and misinformation about the ketogenic diet The therapeutic utility of KD in epilepsy, cancer and metabolic disordersThe mechanism of KDThe biochemical changes that the ketogenic fuel-switch offersFrom the plate to the petri dish, we need more understandingThe adverse effects of KDThe future of researchPatient resources and support networksDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/20·1h 39m

BONUS EPISODE: From Hospital Radio to Pints with the Prince with Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark

Today on this bonus episode for books that I’m recommending for Christmas, we have Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark, co-host of the award winning “That Peter Crouch Podcast“ with millions of listeners and now author of the new student cookbook initially titled “Eat Sleep Rave Reheat” and now changed to “Eat Sleep Zoom” .. for obvious reasons.We chat about Chris’ humble beginnings in hospital radio, his passion for the platform, spreading humour and of course THAT famous 5 minute interview with Mila Kunis that introduced him to the world stage of A-list celebritydom, plus how his latest podcast has led him all the way to hanging out with Prince William at Kensington palace.We also talk about his future plans, following your dreams and the importance of being your most authentic self.Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/20·1h 0m

#77 Why You Should Eat Sprouts, with Dr Chris D’Adamo

What are the issues with nutritional research, how do we create a robust culinary medicine teaching system for doctors … and why should we eat sprouts? These are the questions I put to Dr Chris D’Adamo - Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine on today’s podcast!Dr D’Adamo is a medical research scientist with expertise in the synergistic effects of healthy lifestyle, environmental exposures, and genetics on human health and wellness. And his research, clinical, and educational network includes leaders in the fields of integrative medicine, functional medicine, and lifestyle medicine. On the show today we talk about:Epidemiology and his background in studying researchHow his culinary medicine programme was set upWhat phytonutrients cruciferous vegetables have in them and how they are processedSulforaphane and where it comes fromWhat the mechanisms are behind this nutraceutical found in broccoli, cabbage and sproutsThe anti-viral activity of SulforaphaneThe impact on Heat Shock Proteins and Neuro-inflammationHow Sulforaphane impacts detoxification mechanisms and why this is importantHow supplements are to be used exactly as a ‘supplement’ to the foundation of a healthy diet and lifestyleDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/20·59m 27s

#76 Can You Eat for COVID with Professor Robert Thomas

I’m delighted to welcome back Professor Robert Thomas to the show.You may remember we spoke with Prof Robert previously on one of our earlier episodes and I’m thrilled that he could join me again.Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire.In addition - he is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit and is also medical advisor to the website Cancernet.co.uk. Through his amazing work - Prof Robert Thomas has previously been awarded The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year” and The Royal College of Radiologist medal.On the show today we talk about:Professor Roberts current experience of COVID on the ward as a consultantHis latest trial using food supplements and probiotics as an addition to conventional treatmentThe formulation of the product with industry and the issues it may poseHis experience of conducting the research and comparing that to the POMI-T trialsWhy lifestyle modification and prevention of comorbidities has to be the foundation rather than supplements aloneDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/20·55m 10s

#75 Cannabis as Medicine (Part 2 of 2) - Cannabis and Treating Chronic Pain with Dr Attam Singh

On the podcast this week I welcome a returning guest to the show Dr Attam Singh, a Clinical Associate of the London Pain Clinic.  Dr Singh first joined us back in April for one of our COVID 19 special episodes and I'm delighted to have him back on the show today. As a Consultant in Pain Medicine, Dr Singh is very experienced in both the assessment and treatment of pain. Dr Singh specialises in musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain of either single or multiple origin providing a personalised, holistic approach to treat and perform interventional procedures when necessary. More recently he has become one of the few registered practitioners using the Cannabis plant and its constituents (namely THC and CBD in varying proportions) to treat a variety of conditions and more specifically in his case, Pain.On the show today we talk about:What the cannabis plant is and where we find the useful chemicalsTHC and CBDSynthetic vs Natural sources of CBDThe endocannabinoid systemThe ‘entourage effect’The lethality of cannabis compared to other drugs of medicine and recreationThe complexity of chronic pain patients and why CBD has a roleThe difference between prescription and OTC preparationsThe delivery mechanism of CBDRemember you can catch the recipe I made for Attam on youtube, this is just the podcast bit where we talk about his speciality and experience.And do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and all social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/20·1h 14m

#74 Cannabis as Medicine (Part 1 of 2) - Cannabis on the Brain and Gut with Dr Dani Gordon

Seen any Cannabis products lately? We have, over the last few years, become completely inundated with cannabis products across the shelves of wellness and health stores. Online blogs claim miracle cures from everything you could think of. Sleep, anxiety, cancer, AI conditions, eczema, acne, libido. As a doctor I’m asked about this from patients a lot, but honestly I’ve had no formal training in the products and up until now I haven’t really looked at much research. So is this an incredible and legitimate supplement with a myriad of uses? Or is this modern day snake oilWell today, I’m speaking with Dr Dani Gordon. Dr Dani is a double board certified medical doctor, integrative medicine physician, Family medicine doctor and world leading expert in CBD, cannabis medicine. She also co-founded the non-profit, UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians's Society (MCCS), which trained the UK's first cannabis medicine specialists and helped set up the UK's first cannabis medicine centres.She has lectured at Imperial College, King’s College, and UCL on medical cannabis. She also developed the first medical cannabis training program for physicians in the UK and is a consultant for clinical research in cannabinoid medicine working with top researchers around the world. Dr Dani Gordon is the perfect person to be speaking to on this subject and we have a fascinating conversation talking about:Her first interaction with cannabis medicine and plant medicineThe historical use of cannabis as a plant medicineThe types of chemicals found in the cannabis plantThe endocannabinoid system and how cannabis may exert its affectsThe risks of using CannabisThe uses of cannabis in dementia, parkinsons, gut disorders Tips on how to use cannabis as a wellness productDisclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and not to be taken as medical advice. The podcast guest and host always recommend speaking to your medical practitioner before taking any new supplements or products.Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for the full show notes and social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/20·1h 7m

#73 The Cancer Series (3 of 3). My Cancer Journey with Dr Lauren Macdonald

On this episode I’m joined by Dr Lauren Macdonald, who worked as a doctor in Brighton for several years before being diagnosed with aggressive stage 4 cancer in 2014. The years that followed gave her a deep understanding of what it is to face a life-threatening illness. Consequently, she became fascinated by the emotional experience of illness, the mind-body connection, and the body’s ability to self-heal.To optimise her chance of survival she explored Integrative Medicine, specifically focusing on nutrition, the gut microbiome, and stress management techniques, alongside conventional medical treatment. She achieved complete remission in 2016 and has gone on to study vedic meditation, Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Ashtanga yoga.We talked about:Her cancer journey, what is like to be a doctor with cancer and her experiences within the NHS systemStress and inflammation in diseaseHow she was able to overcome trauma in her lifeGut health and its importance during therapyHer experiences of yoga and learning more about surrendering herself to the universeThe power of nature as a healerHer personal use of psychedelics and her thoughts on its potential use in medicineCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and all social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/20·1h 17m

BONUS EPISODE! Ask Me Anything with Dr Rupy

This week we have a special bonus episode of The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast - where I'll be answering some of your most commonly asked nutrition and lifestyle medicine questions, and I'll be answering them whilst I cook up a delicious meal!This podcast is brought to you in partnership with Sainsburys - I'm delighted to be working with Sainsburys who are helping you cook up something magical this Autumn.During the episode, I'll be cooking a delicious roasted vegetable and freekeh and feta salad - a recipe that you can find here on the Sainsbury's websiteCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full details of this and all our other episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/20·49m 23s

#72 The Cancer Series (2 of 3). Integrative Oncology with Dr Catherine Zollman

Today I’m chatting with a good friend and colleague Dr. Catherine Zollman, who is Medical Director at Penny Brohn UK, a charity which in provides Integrative Support and Self-Management Education for people affected by cancer. She is also an NHS GP, an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol, and was Macmillan Clinical Cancer Lead for BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group 2014-2019. She studied medical oncology before specialising in General Practice and completing a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine (University of Arizona).On the podcast we discuss a number of topics including:What integrative oncology means?The need to bring the worlds of conventional medicine, lifestyle medicine and complementary medicine togetherIntelligent combinations of lifestyle and integrative approaches to deliver better outcomesExplaining the services that PBUK usually offers, and what it offers now during lockdownBreaking down the barriers and why healthcare still feels so "siloed" and oppositional?Why is evidence on the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions not better known or understood by the conventional medical system?Why does medicine/conventional healthcare not harness the power of the activated patient more?Working with Possibility vs Probability - how to avoid False Hope and False Hopelessness and find a middle path of Realistic Hope.How to enthuse conventional healthcare professionals and students about the power of nutrition, movement, breathing practices, nature, therapeutic relationships, creativity, realistic hope, love, meaning and purpose to help people live better and need less medication.Challenges in researching lifestyle and complementary approachesOutcomes as measured in a realistic and methodical way to inspire and enact change Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and full show notes for the episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/20·1h 13m

#71 The Cancer Series (1 of 3). What to eat for Cancer with Professor Robert Thomas

In today’s podcast we talk about everything to do with the “emperor of all maladies”, the big C. Myself and Professor Robert have met on a couple of occasions at conferences geared toward healthy lifestyle and cancer, and I could not think of a more educated and enthusiastic person to have on the podcast who is up to date with the evidence and continues to wave the flag for lifestyle medicine and oncology.Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire. He is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit conducting designing and conducting government backed studies evaluating the impact of exercise, diet and natural therapies. More recently, he led the analysis of the 155,000 patient data set (PLCO) which has linked sugar with an increased cancer and tea and broccoli with cancer prevention. In 2019, he wrote the book “Keep Healthy after Cancer”, and remains medical advisor for the lifestyle and cancer website Cancernet.co.uk.We frame our conversation into 3 distinct areas to avoid confusion. What to eat to prevent cancer, during cancer and post cancer with the aim of reducing risk and improving outcomes. As cancer is an extremely broad field and confusing for even medical professionals to understand it’s biology, I want to remind listeners and viewers that this is general information and not to be taken as medical advice. In today’s pod we talk aboutWhat Cancer isThe balance of genetic vs acquired cancer and the influence of lifestyle on riskThe general principles of how to avoid cancerWhat foods to eatHow food exerts a positive impact on cancer riskHow we investigate the anti-cancer impact of foodGut health and cancerThe Warburg effectThe implication of excess sugar on cancer riskWhat to eat during cancerThe potential for ‘prehab’ initiativesVitamin D, Polyphenol and Probiotic supplements, Vitamin SupplementsPost Cancer lifestyle regimens to reduce the risk of recurrenceWhat an anti-cancer diet looks likeThe Future of Oncology: Individualised medicine, Immunotherapy and Metabolic Oncology Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and show notes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/20·1h 51m

#70 Nurturing The Most Critical Source of Nutrition, The Soil with Abby Rose

Abby Rose is Physicist and further studied nuclear and particle physics for her masters, and has now become a leading voice in a new dawn in farming. A farmer and soil health advocate, Abby was named one of 50 New Radicals by The Guardian and Nesta in 2018 for her work developing simple apps that help build ecology, profitability and beauty on farms around the world.Five years ago, -founded the award-winning British podcast, Farmerama Radio, as a way for farmers to share their experiences and ideas in creating a more ecological farming future. The monthly show has quickly become a leading voice in the global regenerative movement, highlighting the positive role farmers play in determining the future of the earth and its people.Abby splits her time between working on her family farm, Vidacycle, in Chile, and visiting farms on multiple continents learning from soils and understanding what it's going to take to build a more ecological farming futureToday we discuss:● What is regenerative farming? Regenerative vs sustainable farming● Why soil health on farms is important and how does it link to our health?● How can we eat more regeneratively? What does that mean?● Nutrient Bioavailability in food and how to measure it● How are we going to feed the world? Who really produces the world’s food?● Seed and Grain heritage and sovereignty● Politics, Brexit and EU structures that traditionally have disabled progress● How can people get more involved in the farming movement today Do visit The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and all social media links for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/20·1h 43m

#69 Eat for your Hair, with Dr Ingrid Wilson

I’m delighted to be joined on the show today by Dr Ingrid Wilson, Director of Crewe Hair and Skin Clinic which primarily helps people with hair loss, scalp problems and skin concerns. Having been a GP in the NHS for 20 years, Dr Wilson takes a holistic approach to hair and skin, and provides hair treatments in the clinic to help care for textured hair. She is one of the few trichologists in the country able to prescribe for hair loss conditions, and she enjoys collaborating with other trichologists from other professional backgrounds so that clients can access hair replacement systems, hairdressing and scalp micropigmentation from the clinic. Today we talked about:The different types of hair lossHow Dr Ingrid assesses the root cause of hair lossNutritional considerations for healthy hairThe new tests that help determine what treatments are worthwhileSupplements that may be useful in hair lossPharmaceutical options and other hair treatmentsGreying and what could helpAnswering some of your questions about hair products, oils and moreCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and full show notes for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/20·1h 21m

BONUS EPISODE! ‘Exhale’ with The Breath Guy, Richie Bostock

I’m joined by Richie, or “The Breath Guy”, for a great bonus episode on breathwork and to celebrate the release of his new book “Exhale”Richie is a leading figure and evangelist for Breathwork, the next revolution in health and wellness. He is a Breathwork coach, author and speaker and it is his mission to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork to the world. We finish up with an energising breathwork session that I know you’ll enjoy!On the show today we talk about:The process of writing a book and taking the reader on a journey through the importance of breathingThe utility of breathing for different conditionsHis anecdotal experiences of breathworkAn ‘energiser bunny’ breathwork session Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and full show notes for the episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/20·54m 22s

#68 Eating for Migraines with Dr Jessica Briscoe and Dr Katy Munro

Dr Jessica Briscoe and Dr Katy Munro are my guests from The National Migraine Centre which is the only national charity that provides a clinic for migraine sufferers and cluster headache patients. They have been delivering expert and evidence-based support for 40 years.In addition, they are committed to advocating their desperate cause and educating healthcare professionals and started their own podcast called Heads Up, which aims to provide useful information for those suffering with headache.Migraine is the third most common chronic disease in the world, affecting an estimated one in seven people and two to three times more women than men. In the UK approximately 25 million days are lost each year from work or school because of migraines which is why I wanted to do a comprehensive podcast on this topic discussing food and Lifestyle measures for migraine sufferers.We discuss:Why regular eating is key and maintenance of glucose and insulin levels to avoid attacksMigraine Diet myths and potential food triggersLow carb, high protein & fat balance measuresThe potential use of Ketogenic diets for chronic pain and migraineFood supplements with evidence: Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Co-enzyme Q-10More info about migraine lifestyle, prevention and stress reduction techniques Please see The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and show notes information Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/20·1h 31m

#67 Eating with your Genes, with Registered Dietitian Rachel Clarkson

On the show today I’m delighted to welcome Rachel Clarkson. Rachel is a leading Nutrigenomic Specialist Dietitian - using world renowned, next generation technology and expert analysis to create Personalised Wellness programmes for her clients under the name of The DNA Dietitian. She is a guest lecturer for St Mary’s University MSc in Genetics & Nutrition and sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of two health tech platforms.On the show today we chat about:Her background in dietetics and why she decided to specialise in personalised nutritionThe basics of what a gene isEpigenetics and how this relates to food and environment changesThe difference between nutrigenetic tests and deterministic gene investigationsDisease risk versus modifier (metabolic) gene testsWhy a one size fits all model in medicine and nutrition is not good enough anymoreRachel’s approach to consulting with patients in clinicHow to personalise diets for fertility, obesity and moreOut of the 10s of 1000s of single nucleotide polymorphisms, how do we determine which ones are important This is an incredibly interesting field of nutrition and medicine that is definitely something which will become the norm in the future. Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and show notes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/20·1h 41m

#66 More Than Medicine (3 of 3). How to Create a Bulletproof Mindset, Cultivating Kindness and Building Self Esteem with Dr David Hamilton

My guest today is David Hamilton PhD. A writer, columnist, speaker and author of 10 books covering the science of kindness, self esteem, and the mind body connection. He is the ‘Kindness Tsar’ and has been featured on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch Live in the UK, and on CBS Sunday Morning in the US.We talk broadly about the subjects of kindness, self esteem, mind body medicine as well as his personal journey from organic chemist at a well known pharmaceutical company, to now having the courage and confidence to preach what he practices.On the show today we talk about:The placebo effectCultivated Inner self confidence and esteemManifesting physical changes in the body and brain with visualisation and mental exerciseThe antidote to stress hormonesThe virality of KindnessThe difference between toxic positivity and empathyKindness and Positivity as a muscle that needs to be workedI’d definitely recommend that you go and check out David’s selection of published books - covering Kindness, How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body and Self Love - all of which can be found here on his websitePlease do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and guest links and resources for this podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/20·1h 29m

#65 More Than Medicine (2 of 3). Music as Medicine with Professor Nigel Osbourne

Today I discuss the wonderful world of musical therapy with Professor Nigel Osbourne. His works have been featured in most major international festivals and performed by many leading orchestras and ensembles around the world. He has also composed extensively for the theatre and through his Institute in Edinburgh, is exploring the interfaces of music and science in important areas such as mental and physical well-being.He has also pioneered methods of using music and the creative arts to support children who are victims of conflict. This approach was developed during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-95), and since then the work has been implemented widely in the Balkan region, the Caucasus (Chechnya), the Middle East (Palestine, Syria and Lebanon), East Africa and South East Asia. He is currently working with Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, and planning a new intervention in Yemen. In 2009 he was awarded the Freedom Prize of the Peace Institute, Sarajevo, for his work for Bosnian children during the siege of the city. In today’s podcast we discuss:Nigel’s background and experience in Bosnia, Sarajevo, during the conflictThe wave of energy hitting you if you spark joy in children with musicHow this led to a deeper understanding and exploration of the neuroscience of musical therapyThe Neurological, Biological and Psychological impact of musicHow music is the social glue that enhances our sense of wellbeing and is universally recognisable across culturesThe applications across disciplines such as ADHD, Dyslexia, PTSD, Depression, Mental Health and Neurodegenerative diseaseX-System – A project that aims to predict our neurophysiological reaction based on computational data allowing personalised music therapyHow music sculpts our inner senses, our autonomic nervous system and our hormones We also wanted to share with you a project that is very close to Nigel's heart - Edinburgh Direct Aid. Nigel is currently supporting a music therapy project they are running in Lebanon. The Director of the project - Dr Denis Rutovitz, is a former Human Geneticist and Medical Researcher, and the Medical Adviser, Dr Colin Cooper, a hugely respected retired Edinburgh GP. Please do have a look at the work they do, they would be delighted with any support.Please do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and guest links and resources for this podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/20·1h 6m

#64 More Than Medicine (1 of 3). Cultivating an Elite Performance Mindset with Sports Psychologist Tom Bates

My guest today is Tom Bates, a performance psychologist who applies fast, easy and accessible performance enhancing techniques to elite sports men and women based on the Science of Psychology.His work has extended into other sports beyond premiership football including GB athletes in Basketball, Swimming, Boxing, Rugby, Golf and Fencing and is working toward Tokyo 2021.Our conversation today spans a multitude of topics includingHow to harness better Self-AwarenessHow changing your Perception of the environment will drastically change your experience of itRealising you are in total control of your emotions enables you to be bulletproof from insecurity and negative energyHow to nurture an Authentic selfEven though Tom has worked with highly motivated people his whole life who are looking for that extra 1-5% of better performance, his work and learnings are relevant to all of us and I think if you think of yourself struggling with any aspect of behavior, health or habit change, you will definitely enjoy this podWe also talk about using:Visualisation exercisesThe Law of AttractionWhich are two things I strongly believe in and touch upon at the end of the podcast episode.And do check out Tom's book - the Future Coach - which I'm sure you'll find super interesting too.You'll find full show notes along with other guest information including social media links on the podcast section of The Doctor's Kitchen website  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/20·1h 2m

#63 Eating for The Menopause with Dr Hannah Short

My guest today is Dr Hannah Short, a GP and women's health specialist who has personal experience of surgical POI (primary ovarian insufficiency), having undergone a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the womb, fallopian tubes and both ovaries) at the age of just 35. She now sees patients from across the POI spectrum and uses a combination approach of both HRT medication and nutrition and lifestyle changes. An ambassador for the Daisy Network, Hannah has big aspirations to improve Menopausal awareness and care across the country.Hannah has a keen interest in the role of plant-based nutrition in female hormonal health, in particular the association between the gut microbiome and oestrogen metabolism. In 2018, Hannah completed the eCornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition and has undertaken further training in lifestyle medicine with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). On the show today we talk about:Hannah’s personal story - Endometriosis and surgically induced menopause and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)Defining the Menopause and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)What is normally meant to happen in the menopause The pathophysiology behind the commonest symptomsHow the menopause effects chronic conditionsThe gut microbiome and oestrogen metabolism“Oestrogen dominance”How a plant based diet can help lessen menopausal and menstrual symptomsThe impact of inflammation on the menopauseHRT and the different types - body vs bio - identical and their usesSoy and the menopauseSupplements and the menopauseDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for more information on this episode and my guest - there's some great reference information over there. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/20·2h 3m

#62 Fasting and Medicine with Professor Valter Longo

My guest today is a world renowned scientist and researcher Professor Valter Longo. Most well recognised for his work in the longevity field and fasting., Valter has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy eating. He is the Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California – Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles, and the Director of the Longevity and Cancer Program at the IFOM Institute of Molecular Oncology in Milan, Italy. He is the author of the best seller “The Longevity Diet” and is also the scientific director of the Create Cures Foundation and the Valter Longo Foundation. On today’s pod we talk aboutWhat fasting means and the different types of fastingThe longevity diet and the fasting mimicking diet (FMD), and what are their aims?Does the scientific data suggest benefit?Which are the main features of the longevity diet? How many meals should be eaten each day?Why fasting works on longevity?How does the fasting mimicking diet work?The utility of FMD in the treatment of cancer, autoimmune conditions and metabolic disorders Do check out Professor Longo's book - The Longevity Diet - it really is a very interesting read and full of such great information.Social Media LinksWebsiteFacebook Instagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/07/20·1h 14m

#61 Eating for your Eyes with Dr Rudrani Banik

My guest today is Dr Rudrani Banik MD, an award-winning Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine who also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Banik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for board certification in her field. She is sought out as an expert in the media and has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS Evening.She applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system. She offers a unique approach to managing conditions such as dry eye, macular degeneration, blepharitis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, uveitis, and other autoimmune conditions. She is also the founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based in New York City.On today’s podcast we talk about:How does nutrition affect health?What are the best foods for eye health and how do they impact the visual systemWhat foods can help protect against cataracts/macular degeneration/glaucoma? Beyond food, what supplements/herbs should you take for your vision? Prevention and slowing of the commonest causes of blindnessSo how do we reduce symptoms of digital eye strain? Is there a connection between nutrition and dry eyes?What can you do to protect children's vision? Actionable tips to protect our eyes with food and lifestyleBio links:Relevant Links: https://rudranibanikmd.com/https://www.instagram.com/dr.ranibanik/https://twitter.com/RudraniBanikMDhttps://www.facebook.com/NYCNeuroOphthalmology/Further links:http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e00198-16.full - contact lens wearinghttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045141/ - microbiome and ophthalmic diseasehttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1542012416300386https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39945/title/Visualizing-the-Ocular-Microbiome/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/20·1h 1m

#60 How to Reverse Ageing (Part 4 of 4). The Future of Longevity Research with Professor David Sinclair

My guest on the show today is David A. Sinclair, Ph.D, a tenured Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, he is best known for his work on genes and small molecules that delay ageing, including the Sirtuins, NAD precursors, Resveratrol and other epigenetic modifiers. He has received many honours including a feature on TIME magazine’s list of the “100 most influential people in the world” and this podcast episode about how to treat and reverse ageing will give you a glimpse into why he is so deserving.On the show we talk about:The hallmarks of ageing and why to distinguish it as a diseaseInstead of trying to tackle each one of the 8 central tenants of ageing, how Prof is looking at the epigenomeSirtuins and their role in ageing, DNA repair and gene expressionAMPK, MTor, Sirtuins as regulators of lifespan and defence pathwaysMethods of fighting ageing and activating the body’s natural defence systemsEnergy restriction, aerobic exercise, sauna and cold shock therapyenergy restriction, exercise triggering hypoxia, sauna, cold shock therapy,NAD and NAD precursors, Metformin, rapamycin and resveratrol as molecules that can improve ageingWhy we need to treat ageing like a disease, which forms the foundation of multiple diseases. If we cure ageing, we cure a lot.The ethical considerations of increasing lifespan Do check out David’s work and his latest book - Lifespan - Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To.All other social media links are noted here below.YouTubeWebsiteTwitterInstagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/20·57m 25s

#59 How to Reverse Ageing (Part 3 of 4) The Female Ageing Brain with Dr Lisa Mosconi

Today’s podcast is with the wonderful Dr Lisa Mosconi, PhD, author of the brand new book “The XX Brain” and the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she also serves as associate professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She is a board-certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner and somebody who is championing better, more inclusive research that recognises the distinctiveness of the female brain for improved clinical outcomes. I loved her first book “Brain food”, and this new book is an incredible addition to her literary works and a way to empower women across the world to make more evidence based informed choices about their health and wellbeing with respects to brain health. On Today’s podcast we talk about:The statistics regarding how women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, poor recovery from brain injuries, Autoimmune conditions like MS and Alzheimer's disease.What she refers to as Bikini MedicineHer personal Story of Alzheimer’s in her familyWhat the ‘Women’s Brain initiative’ aims to achieve in scienceHow women's brains age distinctly from men'sThe unique risks women faceHow memory lapses, depression, stress, insomnia and the increased risk of dementia are key issues during menopause that arise in the brain rather than the reproductive organsThe key brain-protective hormone: OestrogenAbandoning one size fits all medicine and embracing personalised medicine8 steps to improving women’s brain health including: Diet, Stress reduction, Sleep, harnessing the power of the Microbiome, deciding if HRT therapy is for you, Environmental toxins and supplementsDefinitely do check out Dr Lisa's book - “The XX Brain” - which is a brilliant read and full of super interesting and helpful and easy to understand information.All other social media links are noted here below.WebsiteTwitterInstagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/20·1h 21m

#58 How to Reverse Ageing (Part 2 of 4). Healthy Ageing with Dr Dan Levitin

For the second part of our reversing ageing series, my guest today is Dr Daniel J. Levitin.  A neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University. He is the bestselling author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics.Daniel is a thought leader in the field of ageing and neuroscience, he has read thousands of research papers on the brain through the ages and his new book draws on cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate the cognitive benefits of getting older. On the show today we talk about:The beliefs that surround the ageing processOur assumptions around memory loss and our focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'How our decision-making skills improve as we ageHow happiness improves in agePractical and cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during each decade of their lifeHow to age joyouslyWe also dive into Dan’s food preferences, flair for music and some incredible stories from his life’s workI would really recommend to check out Dan's book - The Changing Mind - it really is well worth a readAnd do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and do check out all our other podcast episodes too!Guest Social Media LinksWebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/20·1h 21m

#57 How To Reverse Ageing (Part 1 of 4). The History of Longevity Research with Sue Armstrong

My guest today is Sue Armstrong, journalist and author of the fantastic book “Borrowed Time – The Science of How and Why We Age”.We have a conversation about all things related to 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 in her book, the origins of this fascinating scientific discipline and what the latest research means for you.Sue is a writer and broadcaster specialising in science, health and development issues. As a foreign correspondent, she covered EU affairs from Brussels for 3 years. Based subsequently in South Africa for 8 years, she reported for a variety of media - notably New Scientist magazine, BBC World Service radio, and various UN agencies including the World Health Organization, for whom her major focus was the AIDS epidemic then spreading explosively in East, Central and southern Africa. On the show today we discuss:How Sue's career got started as well as her experience reporting on Nelson Mandelas release from prisonHer time spent researching and reporting on HIVThe origins of ageing research and interrelated tales of mavericks, worms and fruitflies The different theories of why we ageCellular senescence The ageing immune systemCalorie restriction and its pros and consWhether the quest for longevity is a narcissistic endeavourTrue gerontology vs the “immortalists”  And definitely go and check out Sue's book - 'Borrowed Time - The Science of How and Why We Age' which is a really super interesting read.All other social media links for Sue are noted below here and do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and links to publications and articles that Sue wanted to share with listeners.Guest Social Media LinksTwitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/20·1h 39m

#56 Food as Medicine with Dr William Li

My guest today is the truly inspirational  Dr William W. Li, MD. 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 difference between pro and anti-angiogenesis and why both are helpful and harmful depending on the circumstance and how food can positively help with both.The benefits of food for the immune system supportThe utility of combining epidemiology, lab studies and human trials to determine which foods we should consume.The 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. And definitely go and check out Dr William Li's book - 'Eat to Beat Disease - The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself' - it's a fascinating book and most certainly well worth a read.Guest Social Media LinksWebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTube Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/20·1h 8m

#55 Being a Healthy Vegan with BOSH!

Today on the show I'm absolutely delighted to welcome along Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, the duo that make up BOSH!It's likely that you've already heard of BOSH, they're the UKs leading Vegan influencers.  They launched BOSH to show people how great plant-based food could be and back in 2016 they posted a video that pretty much went viral overnight.Since then, they've had an amazing 2 billion views online, with an average of 26 million views a month  - quite incredible isn't it and just shows what a following they have and how interested we are as a nation in plant based eating. Henry and Ian and are the UK’s bestselling vegan authors with 4 published books so far. And with their latest book - Healthy Vegan being a Sunday Times Bestseller. And to top everything off, they now host the first vegan cookery series on mainstream TV, called Living on The Veg which you can find on ITV. It's a fantastic show and helps to make plant based eating so much more accessible - definitely do go and check it out!On the episode today you'll hear us chat through the followingHow Henry and Ian first got into plant based eatingThe mission for BOSH in the UK and further afieldVeganism and nutritionHow they create such a great culture within their companyWhat it's like running a business together I really think you're going to love this episode - it's such a great conversation with two super guys who are completely open and honest throughout our conversation and what a great community they have built up together.And you absolutely must check out the most recent BOSH cookbook - Healthy Vegan  it's a super book with tons of great recipes that you will absolutely love - and do have a look at the other books too.All other social media links for BOSH are noted below here.Make sure you check out the recipe I cooked for Henry and Ian too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube Channel. I re-created a recipe from their book - it's a Goan style curry and is delicious.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.
10/06/20·1h 20m

#54 How to Save The Planet at Breakfast with Jonathan Safran Foer

Today I speak with author and activist Jonathan Safran Foer about the current pandemic, how he is coping and an inconvenient problem that dwarfs the impact of Covid. The big C – Climate.Jonathan is the author of three award-winning and internationally best-selling novels. He won The Guardian Book Prize for his debut novel, was included in Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists” issue as well as The New Yorker’s“20 under 40” list of the best young writers in the US; and his books are published in over 30 languagesAnd I know what you’re thinking. Yes it’s important. Yes I know I should be doing more. And no I’m not doing enough. It’s too hard.In today's espisode we talk about:How the actions of ordinary people as a collective can have huge impactsNot to rely on the government for action and how we can actThe simplest most effective solution is dietHow we are all hypocrites and a layer of realism is usefulWhy climate change and global warming has a branding problemJonathan Safran Foer's book, We Are The Weather, is out now, definitely do go and check it out. Along with another one of Jonathan's books - Eating Animals, it’s certainly one of my must reads for anybody interested in nutrition and how food choices impact the environment.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes lifestyle hacks and more tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible - and please do give us a 5* rating on your podcast player to help support our podcast through this difficult time.Check out the podcast notes on The Doctor's Kitchen Website for links to more articles and books on this subject.Guest Social Media LinksFacebookInstagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/20·1h 2m

#53 The Doctor’s Kitchen LIVE Podcast: Opportunities for Growth Post Pandemic (with a Live Q&A Session)

Welcome to a special episode of The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast - LIVE!Today’s podcast was filmed recently on Zoom with a live audience of 20 people online - what a great experience and a real pleasure to connect with those in the audience.Earlier this year, I introduced the idea of what I wanted to create as an immersive Doctor’s Kitchen experience - a supper club event with 3 guest interviews and an opportunity for those attending to ask live questions.The initial idea revolved around 3 core themes: EAT, MOTIVATE & INSPIRE. Unfortunately, we had to postpone the supper club event for obvious reasons - so I thought instead that I would reflect on a few events of the last couple of months as well as giving an opportunity to those in the audience of the live podcast to ask me anything.Some of the key topics I talk about today include:How we cultivate a community that is able to look after itself effortlessly?How can we grow from this tragic experience?The renewed realisation of the wider determinants of health, namely community, connection and purpose.Financial, Environmental and Societal impacts on healthy lifestyles and the responsibility of our government to enhance the resilience of our populationI also pose the opportunity of this current situation as a moment to rethink the immediacy of other looming catastrophes, namely the environment and microbial resistance. And I close with a short discussion on rethinking our food landscape to appreciate the addictive nature of processed foods and the importance of nutritional medicine. I do hope that you find this episode informative and useful at this time, and I would really love your feedback on the episodes that we are sharing here.  Let me know on our Instagram, Facebook & Twitter pages.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes lifestyle hacks and more tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible - and please do give us a 5* rating on your podcast player to help support our podcast through this difficult time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/20·1h 2m

#52 Creating Accidental Activists to Improve Health in a Post Pandemic World with George Monbiot

Today on the podcast I welcome along George Monbiot - who is is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner.George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan; and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40m times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, that he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 50m times.As we witness an improvement in the crisis and anticipate the relaxation of social distancing, I wanted to talk about the opportunities to learn and reform our political systems that globally have been woefully unprepared and slow to respond.As we try to recuperate the losses both emotionally, physically and financially I’m trying to cultivate the opinions of thinkers from around the world who have long documented the unfolding crises in society that have now spectacularly revealed themselves to us.In this episode, we talk about:How to harness intrinsic human values of kindness to foster better wellbeing in societyHow cooperation and altruism is hardwired in our neurobiologyThe evolution of humans would have required community and kindness to survive rather than the prevailing narrative of individualism and inequalityNeoliberalism in politics and how we have evolved over the 20th and 21st centuryThe impact of immersing ourselves in a virtual worldHow we address alienation and loneliness, which are the defining conditions of our time.The rise in social initiatives and Accidental activistsWhat will we reward in a post pandemic era? Those with material wealth and social influence or those who seek to build community and foster relationships?Is this an opportunity to build a doughnut economy?Big Organising in the wake of the PandemicAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media LinksWebsiteTwitterInstagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/20·53m 33s

#51 How to Heal a Moral Injury – Helping Healthcare Workers Heal Mental Wounds in the Aftermath of Coronavirus with Dr Dominic Murphy

In today’s episode I talk to Head of Research at Combat Stress, Dr Dominic Murphy. Combat Stress are the UKs leading charity for veterans' mental health. For a century they have been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future.I think it would be a pragmatic choice to start discussing the mental implications of COVID- 19 on healthcare workers that have not only witnessed events but may have been involved in some huge decisions that challenge our moral code.I'm sure that you will find our discussion today really interesting and thought provoking.On the podcast, we talk about:Dominic’s work as a Clinical Psychologist and PTSD with war veteransThe extent of PTSD and predisposing factorsWhat is a moral injury?The relationship between moral injury and PTSDWhy look at moral injury - why do some people not respond well to gold standard treatments for PTSDWhat are we doing in the UK to explore moral injuryIs moral injury relevant during the current COVID-19 crisis?Preventative measures with food, alcohol and exerciseThe prevalence of PTSD before the pandemic and what needs to change in both the culture of medicine and access to care Please do be sure to check out the Combat Stress Website where they have some fantastic resources and support available and also look up their social media pages (links below)You'll also find links on The Doctor's Kitchen Website to the papers that Dominic and I discussed on the podcast.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Pages:WebsiteFacebookTwitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/20·55m 27s

#50 Miracles in Medicine? What We Can Learn About the Science of Spontaneous Remission with Dr Jeffrey Rediger

In today's podcast I speak with Dr Jeffrey Rediger where we talk about spontaneous remissions or ‘medical miracles’ that he has been studying for over 15 years.Dr Jeffrey Rediger is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director for the McLean SouthEast Adult Psychiatric Programs.He has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and publishes in the fields of medicine, psychiatry and spirituality. He has now released his first book - Cured - the remarkable science and stories of spontaneous healing and recovery.Conventionally ignored by the scientific literature as outliers, anomalies or likely a result of misdiagnosis, Dr Jeffrey decided to dedicate a large part of his career studying these cases in the hope of trying to find out if there is anything we could learn from them. What he revealed is a fascinating collection of stories that has changed his thinking on medicine and how we practice. It could be the revolution in medicine many patients and doctors are crying out for. Rather than adding legitimacy to those trying to exploit people's hope and belief, Dr Jeffrey sees a new way of examining unusual cases of remission through the lens of science. On our talk today we cover the following:The placebo effect How belief plays into remissionPutting the body into a “Healing Mode”Why love, compassion and kindness are key to health and longevityNegativity biasThe accidents of biology and how they lead to the secrets of healthFlexing your Vagus NerveThe 4 pillars of healing - Immunity, Stress, Identity, Nutrition Please do be sure to check out Jeff Rediger's book - Cured (Penguin, 2020) - released this year and available through most good bookstores or online booksellers.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Links:WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/20·58m 16s

COVID-19 pt 4: Is Basic Income the Answer to Financial and Physical Wellbeing After COVID? With Professor Guy Standing

In this weeks podcast I speak with Professor Guy Standing. A professorial research associate and former professor at SOAS University of London and world expert on Universal basic Income.He is also a co-founder and current co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international non-governmental organization that promotes basic income as a right.In light of the evolving pandemic I wanted to shift the conversation from reacting to the current scenario, to considering what opportunities there are to grow from this.In the same way the British public and government created a universal healthcare system in the wake of WWII, perhaps our current scenario provides the foundation for even more radical thinking.Today we discuss Basic Income as a measure that could alleviate societal suffering that started years before the pandemic, but has been extenuated and magnified as a result of the virus.What we understand more than ever is the inequality within our communities, the effects of which will last far beyond the closure of this health crisis and will continue unless we think more carefully and imaginatively about how we structure our society.We talk through the following:Basic constructs of what Universal Basic Income meansThe ethical and economic arguments for Basic IncomeIdeas and culture shifts in politics and society that need to be in place for basic income to workProfessor Standing's experiences with instituting Basic Income in communities across the world I hope that this situation has made more of us think more compassionately and kindly toward our neighbours both internationally as well as nationally and that this podcast ignites a different way of thinking even if you do not agree with the notion of Basic income.Please do be sure to check out Professor Standings book - Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now (Bloomsbury, 2020) - released this year and available through most good bookstores or online booksellers.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Links:WebsiteFacebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/20·1h 17m

COVID-19 pt 3: A Neurosurgeon On The Front Line with Dr Sheri Dewan

Today I chat with the amazing Dr Sheri Dewan - who is a board-certified neurosurgeon, and who was inspired to become a doctor after her mother was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured brain aneurysm.Dr. Dewan is one of just 219 female neurosurgeons in the United States (there are just less than 4,000 neurosurgeons nationally, in total) - she works at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University and completed her neurosurgical residency at the well renowned Brown University.She specializes in pituitary tumors, gamma knife radiosurgery and minimally invasive degenerative spine disorders and Dr Sheri is a passionate advocate for women's brain health and diet how our lifestyle and the food we eat can impact our brain health.In today’s episode we talk about the evolving situation with COVID-19 in Chicago and the flexibility of healthcare systems there and nationally in the USA to respond to the unveiling crisis. We also talk about how Dr Sheri’s regular job has changed how she is now gearing up to work in intensive care.It's really interesting to hear some other stories from the front line and how America is dealing with the situation over there.On this episode we also talk about the following:Posture - and working from home, what we can all do to help ourselves and our posture right now including regular movementNeck flexion and some tips from Dr Sheri on how to make improvements in this areaDegenerative back issues with some tips on how to prevent and manage back pain with exercises and foodHow exercises such as Yoga and Pilates can be incredibly beneficial to help with flexibility and core strengthDr Dewan's incredible experience and career thus farHow females in the medical industry can forge ahead with incredibly successful careersDr Sheri’s meditation practice that she has kept up for over 20 years throughout her trainingHow cultivating self care in our society has never been more importantWe end with a positive note on what good can come of this current situation and how to deal with the anxiety of the unknownListener Note: In light of the situation, we talk about some distressing facts regarding the fatality of healthcare workers that some listeners may find difficult to hear. Caution is advised.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Links:WebsiteInstagramTwitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/20·46m 15s

COVID-19 pt 2 - From inside ITU with Dr Attam Singh

On the podcast today I welcome along Dr Attam Singh for another special episode relating to COVID-19.Originally, Dr Singh was coming onto the podcast with me to talk about the use of CBD in healthcare. He is a clinical associate of the London Pain Clinic and a consultant in pain medicine. He qualified in qualified in anaesthesia before becoming professional trained as a Consultant in Pain Medicine.We were going to talk about all things CBD related with Dr Attam - it's use in pain, anxiety, what CBD is, where it comes from and what the legislation is. He is one of the only medical registered practitioners using CBD in these ways in clinic and would have been an ideal guest to share all of these insights with us - but we will definitely record another episode on this subject in the future.Today however we are going to be talking with Dr Attam about COVID-19 and his experience thus far - including how he is one of the thousands of doctors who have been drafted straight into emergency rotas staffing intensive care units in the UK, looking after the sickest patients with COVID-19.I would like to exercise some caution for anyone listening to this episode - the details certainly in the first part of the episode are directly from the front line and are very in depth, so if you are suffering from anxiety or overwhelm at this time, you may wish to listen to the second half of the episode where we talk about the optimistic outcomes and what we can learn from this pandemic going forward, or alternatively have a listen to another of our wonderful episodes.We talk about the following in our episode today:The change in Dr Attam's role over the last few weeksHis in depth front line ITU experience with COVID-19Current pressing issues regarding drugs and the oxygen supplies in the UKThe current treatments for COVID-19Coping mechanisms for us all at this timeThe techniques that Dr Attam uses to remain calm in ITUPotential positives that can come from the current pandemicWhat we have to look forward to in the coming monthsAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Social Media Links:WebsiteFacebookTwitterYoutube Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/20·48m 49s

COVID-19 pt 1: Special Episode: What You Need to Know, Opportunities for Compassion and Dealing with Media Anxiety

On the podcast this week we're taking a slightly different approach - we usually cover topics such as food, medicine and lifestyle, but in light of the current situation I thought it would be pertinent to share something else with you this week.We're delaying our future episodes for the time being and I wanted to talk to you today about the COVID19 situation - there's a lot of details out there at the moment and it's an incredibly overwhelming amount of information coming from many many different sources, including social media.This weeks episode is geared toward arming you with the tools to understand the current news, how to contextualise the scary scenarios and what to expect from the numbers over the next few weeks.So today, I wanted to share with youMy thoughts on 'what you need to know' regarding the current COVID19 situation (as of 28th March)A 'How to' guide for dealing with quarantine and the positive effects it can have including opportunities for kindnessHow you can be supporting your mental healthWays to look after your physical health and your nutrition intakeThe impact the situation may be having on teenagers/studentsTips on navigating social media and the media/news at the current timeMy current work within the NHS and ways that you may be able to help and get involvedWhat we're doing within The Doctor's Kitchen to provide support and information throughout this time I appreciate that there's a lot of news and information out there at the moment on COVID19, so please do feel free to listen to as little or as much of this episode as you can at this current time.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/20·52m 22s

Special Episode: Eat For Immunity with Dr Jenna Macciochi

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic - we thought it was a good opportunity for us to re-release a fantastic podcast that we recorded with Immunologist - Dr Jenna Macciochi, who specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease.There's a lot of information around at the moment concerning our immune health and we thought it would be a great opportunity to remind people just how incredible our bodies are and what we can all do to help ourselves stay well at this time.For more specific information and a detailed Q&A session that I held recently on Instagram with Dr Jenna - please click this link here to view the conversation on YouTube. The topics that we covered on the Instagram live recently are still very much current today, with isolation, social distancing and trying to limit any contact all key areas for us all to be focusing on and prioritising right now.In this episode, we talk about what immune health actually means and where it comes fromWhat is immunity?Where does immunity work?How it’s not as simple as eating to BOOST ImmunityWhat defines a robust immune systemFoods to support immunityLifestyle practices to support Immune healthVitamin D and it’s impact on Immune healthAutoimmune disease and supportClock genes and Sleep HygieneIs suppressing fever beneficial?Mitochondrial function and supportDo take some time to listen to this episode in full - there's a wealth of information being shared by the very knowledgeable Dr Jenna and you will find it super interesting, there's something for everyone on this podcast.And you absolutely must check out Jenna's new book - 'Immunity - The Science of Staying Well' by clicking on this link here - this is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to understand their immune health in greater detail - it's definitely well worth a read and covers a lot of great content that we didn't have the time to talk through on the podcast too.All other social media links are noted below here.Follow Dr Jenna on Instagram and Twitter and find further resources on her website at drjennamacciochi.com.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.
23/03/20·1h 28m

#49 Overcoming The Odds with Alexandra Adams

On the podcast today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to Alexandra Adams, who quite simply really is one of the most amazing and special people that I have ever met.I can guarantee that you will not fail to be inspired, amazed and in awe by this young lady - she is incredible and is certainly making waves in the field of medicine with her approach and dedication and I'm sure you're going to hear a lot more about Alexandra in the coming months and years.Alexandra is a 4th year medical student at Cardiff University, and is the UK’s first deaf-blind person training to become a doctor - that in itself is almost beyond comprehension isn't it!But there is more - an ex-GB athlete in both swimming and alpine skiing, a published poet and a TED talker(TEDxNHS). Alexandra is also a lifelong patient of the NHS, having been in hospital for 1.5 years as a teenager, and having had 17 admissions to Intensive Care since the start of medical school,However Alexandra is also a victim - she shares with us her experiences of discrimination whilst being a patient and as a medical student but yet, still takes time to push for better equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace - incredible isn't it!Do take some time to listen to this podcast in it's entirety - you are going to love this one!And you absolutely must check out Alexandra's incredible ted talk by clicking on this link here and do have a look at the amazing organisation and project that she runs called 'Faces of the NHS' by clicking on this link here  - which hopes to remove stereotypes in the NHS.All other social media links are noted below here.Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Alexandra too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube ChannelAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Social Media Links:Instagram and Faces of The NHS InstagramTwitter and Faces of The NHS TwitterFacebookBlogTED talkFaces of the NHS video:  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/20·1h 38m

#48 Modern Slavery with Dr Rosie Riley

On the podcast today I'm delighted to welcome along Dr Rosie Riley - a Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine, Founder of VITA Training and an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur.Rosie is passionate about seeing an end to modern slavery. Over the past 5 years she has fought to transform the healthcare response, promoting the recognition of modern slavery as a major health challenge to individuals and societies.In 2014, Rosie founded VITA, an organisation working to ensure victims presenting in healthcare settings can be safely identified and supported, whilst advancing and facilitating national modern slavery prevention, intervention and survivor care.VITA training has now been delivered to more than 1,200 frontline NHS healthcare professionals and is being rolledout across London with a view to scale nationally.On the episode today, we talk about the following:Rosie's work with VITABecoming the national voice for health in modern slaveryAdvocacy nationally with the Home Office and NHS EnglandModern slavery and the role healthcare has to play Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Rosie too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube ChannelAnd remember to check out Rosie's work on the Vita Training website and social media pages too by following the links on the podcast page on The Doctor's Kitchen website and below. 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 episodeAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media PagesWebsiteTwitterFacebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/20·1h 14m

#47 Making Nutrition Simple with Amelia Freer

Today on the podcast I welcome Nutritional Therapist, Amelia Freer.Amelia embarked on a career in nutrition after years of struggling with her own diet and now uses her expertise to transform the lives of her clients and readers. Amongst her success stories are famous names such as Victoria Beckham, James Corden and Sam Smith. Amelia takes a scientific and holistic approach with clients and is vehemently against fad diets and exaggerated food marketing hypeOn the episode today, we talk through the following areas:Simplifying Food and how Amelia has focussed her recipes on reducing the stress involved in cookingDealing with negativity online and being the subject of public shamingHow Amelia’s practice has evolved and what things she has changed in her practiceHow failure/change is inevitable throughout your careerEmbracing culinary hacks, parenthood Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Amelia too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube ChannelAnd remember to check out Amelia Freer on her website and social media pages too by following the links on the page here, and also have a look at Amelia's new book - Simply Good For You - by clicking this link.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 episodeAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media PlatformsWebsiteInstagramFacebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/20·1h 2m

#46 Feel Better in 5 with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Today on the podcast I welcome Dr Rangan Chatterjee - a very popular previous podcast guest but also a good friend and colleague.Dr Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK. Leading the charge on how healthcare and medicine is understood in the UK, Dr Chatterjee most recently co-created the 'Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine' course with the Royal College of GPs, that has now been delivered to almost 1000 doctors and health care professionals.During the course of the conversation today, we talk about:Behaviour changeMotivationOur identitySome super actions and tips to easily implement and incorporate into your daily life from Rangan's book - Feel Better in 5 Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Rangan, the Masala Rice and Sardines on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube Channel.   We also make a smoothie recipe from Rangan's book too - which you will definitely want to try out at home!And remember to check out Dr Rangan Chatterjee on his website and social media pages too by following the links below and also have a look at Rangan's book - Feel Better in 5 - by clicking this link. 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,  give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today's episode and don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes.Guest Social Media Platformswww.drchatterjee.com | @drchatterjee | @drchatterjeeuk | @drchatterjee Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/20·1h 23m

#45 The Science of Yoga with Eddie Stern

On the podcast today I welcome Eddie SternEddie is a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga.His bestselling first solo book, One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga, examines in clear and simple language the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms that make yoga an effective practice.We had a really great conversation today and some of the topics that I discussed with Eddie were:How a punk rocker in the 70s became a Yoga teacher to the celebrities in New YorkHis time spent travelling in India and learning from the great masters of Yoga while on his travelsWhy consciousness is an important concept to fathom and how the process of learning 'who we are' is important, rather the achievementThe studies that Eddie has been involved in, that demonstrate Yoga as an important tool for cardiovascular healthThe vagus nerve as a root to mindfulness and changing your autonomic nervous system functionDo have a look at at the Summary and Guest Info sections on The Doctor's Kitchen Website where I've added a ton of more information that Eddie has been involved in and also some really interesting articles on The Vagus Nerve which I know you will find super interesting!And have a look on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube Channel - at the video I cooked with EddieAnd remember to check out Eddie Stern on his website and social media pages by following the links below, and also have a look at Eddie's book - One Simple Thing - A New Look at the Science of Yoga, by clicking this link.Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Guest Social Media Platforms Website: https://eddiestern.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/eddiestern?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eddiestern/?hl=en Inner Peace Conference: https://innerpeace.nyc? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/20·1h 9m

#44 Eat To Beat Depression with Dr Drew Ramsey

Today on the podcast I speak with Drew Ramsey, MD who is a leading innovator in mental health, combining clinical excellence, nutritional interventions and creative media. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City.His work and writing have been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lancet Psychiatry, and The Today Show, BBC, and  NPR, which named him a “kale evangelist.” He’s given two TEDx talks with a third coming this Fall. He is the author of three books, Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health, 50 Shades of Kale, and The Happiness Diet. His e-course, Eat To Beat Depression, helps people maximize their brain health with every bite. He is on the Advisory Board at Men’s Health, the Editorial Board at Medscape Psychiatry, and is a Scientific Adviser to the stigma-fighting non-profit Bring Change To Mind. The subjects that I spoke about with Drew on the podcast covered the following:Drew’s background and his journey to Food (and Kale in particular)What his clinical practice currently looks like and the conditions he sees regularlyWhat Nutritional Psychiatry means to him and how he practices it with patientsSome of his Patient experiencesHow to overcome the 3 barriers to nutritional change (complication, time and money, over reliance on supplements)The 21 nutrients of transformationInflammation as a cause of depressionThe many different types of depression – emotions, neurochemical and the others we have yet to defineThe gut brain axis and its importance to brain/mental healthHis latest e-course and what he hopes to achieve with “Eat to beat Depression”The wider determinants of mental health and how to scale a movement that delivers change I'm delighted to confirm too that we have kindly been gifted a discount code for you all to use on Dr Drew Ramsey's course - 'Eat To Beat Depression - Harnessing the Power of Food to Boost Mood'. By clicking on this link here to access the course, you will receive 15% discount off the original price of the course.And remember to check out Dr Drew Ramsey on his website and social media pages by following the links below, and also have a look at Dr Drew's books - Eat Complete, Fifty Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet by clicking this link.Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Guest Social Media PlatformsWebsite: drewramseymd.comIG/FB @drewramseymd Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/20·1h 25m

#43 Eating Bread with Karen O’Donoghue

My guest today on the podcast is Karen O’ Donoghue who is the Founder of The Happy Tummy Co. which she established in Hackney, East London back in early 2014.Having suffered with chronic IBS symptoms since childhood it was in 2013 that Karen cleared up her symptoms for good through applying 2 years of scientific research on how our gut bacteria like to eat to fermented bread recipes. From her bakery in Hackney.Karen sent this unique, gut friendly bread throughout the UK and Ireland to help others eradicate themselves of their IBS symptoms too.It quickly became known as “the magic poo bread”.An activist for fibre, real bread, connecting with the land and teff Karen has now moved to East Sussex where she has opened a bakery school deep in the countryside surrounded by farmland, herds of cattle and sheep and night time hedgehogs. Her mission to re-establish connection with the earth and our hands is paramount in her mission to eradicate people of their IBS symptoms.We talk about so many different topics on this podcast. Karen's journey, the importance of seed banks and maintaining an open and respectful perspective on different types of farming.And remember, you can checkout the recipe I made Karen over on YouTube by clicking here:Also go check out The Happy Tummy.co website and do follow Karen and the team on Instagram too and keep an eye out for any events they are hosting this year or festivals that they're going to be at - definitely get yourself along to something if you can, you won't regret it! Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!You can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com, subscribe to the newsletter for weekly science based recipes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/20·1h 49m

#42 Surviving Your Own Story with Tulsi Vagjiani

Welcome back to The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast!We're kicking off the podcasts again with an amazing guest - Tulsi Vagjiani. This is an incredible episode and you're going to really take a lot from it today!What you will hear on todays podcast is a story of survival, determination and resilience. A story of overcoming one’s inner demons and those of society at the same time.Tulsi is a healer in many respects and I hope that her story that she bravely shares with us all today will help you on your journey, whatever your individual obstacles may be.In Tulsi's words and from her own website:“You may be climbing a mountain but think of the view when you reach the top”Tulsi is a global ambassador and humanitarian and with her current role as a motivational speaker and a confidence & empowerment coach, she is able to travel and make a difference internationally.Tulsi's role includes working in schools delivering workshops to empower the students, particularly around self-image and mental health awareness.The story that you will hear today of resilience, determination and survival is incredibly inspiring and empowering.And click on the link here to check out the recipe I cooked for Tulsi on the podcast too! And don't forget to check out Tulsi on the social media links and website below.Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Guest Social Media PlatformsFacebookInstagramWebsite Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/20·1h 28m

#41 The Best Of Doctor’s Kitchen!

In today’s episode we celebrate some of the earliest podcasts by giving you some clips from the most incredible interviews over the last 2 years of recording. We’ve recorded over 100 hours of conversations so prepare yourself for a whistle stop tour on how to eat healthy over the festive season, the principles of healthy eating and living, avoiding the dreaded winter viruses and of course why gratitude should be on your list of things to keep you healthy.You can find all the full episodes featured on the podcast today on the website www.thedoctorskitchen.comFeatured on the pod today:Alex SwakaDr Anita MitraDr Megan RossiDr Jenna MacciochiDr Ben BrownDr Michael FarquharDr Alan DesmondDr John SykesJoe Wicks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/19·1h 23m

#40 The Doctors Dinner Party with Your Lifestyle Doctors

In their own words, Your Lifestyle Doctors are:A group of doctors who are passionate about helping their patients and the public to live healthier lives. They have a broad and unique set of expertise between them and decided to use their knowledge collaboratively as ‘your lifestyle doctors’. Their focus is on prevention and lifestyle factors to improve and optimise health. Take a look at their Instagram page @yourlifestyledoctors where you’ll find a wealth of health information. They cover posts in:* Nutrition* Healthy Recipes * Physical Exercise and Home Workouts* Stress Management including Meditation & Mindfulness* Behaviour Change One of their main aims is to help you gain the knowledge, know how and health hacks to get you into better health. They’ll be hosting interactive workshops where you’ll leave with an abundance of tips to get you on the road to better health.Social media:Instagram: yourlifestyledoctors https://www.instagram.com/yourlifestyledoctors/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/19·57m 17s

#39 Functional Health with Ben Atkinson

Today on the podcast I am speaking with Ben Atkinson.Ben is unique in his perspective having both a formal qualification in nutrition as well as training and an appreciation for functional and lifestyle medicine. Ben is a nutritionist with the core belief that a holistic and functional approach to health is fundamental to optimal well-being. He has held research and science communications posts at health institutes and charities, always aiming to empower individuals to take control of their health by increasing access to and understanding of health information.Ben now hosts the Functional Health Podcast and is setting up a platform to promote the integration of allied health professionals.Functional medicine practitioners, nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dietitians and CAM professionals all provide unique perspectives on patient-derived treatment protocols. The common goal of all health professionals must be considered greater than the differences that so often prevent collaboration. It is imperative that the myriad of conventional, complementary and allied nutrition professionals unite in order to prosper in the changing landscape of healthcare.Listen to the end for a summary of what we covered on the podcast, we talked through some of these points:Being true to your interpretations on dietEat real food messagingThe idea behind Functional Health -Utility of Functional Approaches - Timeline, Root Cause medicine, all have meritBeing intuitive to what serves youNocebo effectElimination diets pros and consClick here to view the recipe video that I cooked for Ben on the show on my YouTube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make .. even whilst recording a podcast!Don't forget to check out Ben on Instagram and the new Functional Health website and do have a listen to some of the other podcasts that Ben has recorded too - you will definitely enjoy them! You can find all the links on The Doctor's Kitchen website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/19·56m 40s

#38 Cooking for the World's Best Athletes with Dan Churchill

As part of my trip to launch my new book ' Eat to Beat Illness'* in the US, I caught up with Aussie raised, but New York residing Chef Dan Churchill.Dan studied nutrition at university and made his break in Australia with Best Selling cookbooks and making appearances on American Morning TV, he’s now the official chef for Under Armour clothing brand and on the Centr.com app. He also opened his restaurant 'Charley St' in NY’s Nolita district - a spread bar, delivering colourful bowls and tasty toast options with of course epic third wave coffee. The restaurant is also home to Dan’s Studio Kitchen where he posts Youtube recipes and interviews from his EPIC TABLE podcast .. which I’m now featured on too!I respect Dan’s pragmatic approach to nutrition and food and you can tell his mission is to make people fall in love with food again, even his professional athlete clients that could beforgiven for seeing food as yet another tool to improve performance.Don't forget to check out Dan's most recent cookbooks - DudeFood and The Healthy Cook and remember to follow Dan on his social media platforms here and do check out his podcast and website to see all his amazing work - and watch out for more information on when the new Olive Oil line that Dan talked about on the Pod too is released!Check out all the other links and information on The Doctor's Kitchen website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/19·39m 3s

#37 Eat Your Gut Healthy with Dr Megan Rossi

My guest today is Dr Megan Rossi -  who is back on The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast for a second instalment! Dr Megan has been on the show before, talking all things related to the gut and fibre. I’d recommend you listen to that episode from the very first season of podcasts I recorded 2 years ago - and I've linked this here below for you.Dr Megan Rossi, The Gut Health Doctor, is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with an award-winning PHD in gut health. A leading Research Fellow at King’s College London, Dr Rossi 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 leading The Gut Health Clinic. Dr Rossi works with leading companies to promote better gut health and create new menus, including Leon Restaurants. Eat Yourself Healthy is her first book.You’ll find the recipe video that I made with Dr Megan, and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!And check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/19·53m 4s

#36 Why Chefs Are As Important As Doctors with Chef Bouley

As part of my trip to launch my new book ' Eat to Beat Illness'  in the US, I caught up with Michelin star Chef, David Bouley. Let me tell you about why this man is so special!In 1987, Chef David Bouley opened his own restaurant, Bouley, in TriBeCa. Among many accolades, Bouley earned several four-star reviews in The New York Times, seven James Beard Foundation awards for best restaurant and best chef, named “Best Chef in America” by Herald Tribune, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards “The Best Restaurant in the United States” and #14 in the world, 29 out of 30 rating in Zagat and ranked #1 in New York City for many years.He is one of the most health-conscious chefs in the world, with a strong focus and research for diners with health concerns; Chef Bouley’s approach has won him a lifetime achievement award from Dr. Peter Green, Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and a lifetime achievement award from Dr. Barry Smith, President of the Rogosin Institute and Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.I hope you enjoy the podcast with Chef Bouley - we had a fascinating conversation for over two hours which was just fantastic and I've condensed the interview for you here. I'm sure you will find the conversation super interesting to hear from a chef's point of view.We also did a wonderful Chef and Doctor event whilst I was in New York and you can find out more about these types of events that Chef Bouley hosts on his website - where you can also find a wealth of more information about the great man himself and all sorts of other events and such like that they are running in NYC - go check it out!Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and other information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/19·1h 5m

#35 Creating Happy Memories with Meik Wiking

This week on the podcast I'm chatting to Meik Wiking - who founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He consults cities, governments and organisations around the world on happiness. He has advised the Minister of State for Happiness in the UAE, the state of Jalisco in Mexico and the city of Goyang in South Korea, among others. He holds a degree in business and political science and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign AffairsHappy memories are representative of connections and undoubtedly related to human health. You might think what has this got to do with food, diet or nutrition but these are multi-sensory experiences that cannot be separated from the enjoyment of living. This is why my motto has always been flavour as well as function - its who’s around the table as much as what’s on the table.A summary of some of the tips that we spoke about on the episodeTo be aware of all your senses when you are happy - think about the tastes, the smells the environment, and who you are withUse and create happy memory triggers - such as an item or anecdote from the experienceCreate a memory 'dish' and theming an evening- when meeting up with friends or eating out And don't forget to check out Meik's new book - The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Hold Onto Happy Moments You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Meik and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!And you'll find all other social media links along with other information over on The Doctor's Kitchen website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/19·1h 0m

#34 Fashion and Health with Venetia Falconer

Now the podcast this week came about after I heard quite a heated debate on Radio 4 called 'The Morality of Fashion'regarding Fashion and Environmental impact - and I thought who better to ask about sustainability than my friend Venetia Falconer.Venetia is a London based producer, presenter and host of the Talking Tastebuds podcast. She is extremely passionate about mindful consumption and slow fashion. Recently, she has been featured discussing Sustainable Fashion on on BBC World News, BBC Radio 4’s Costing The Earth, NowThis News and BBC Radio London.You may have seen Venetia on Tastemade, where she makes delicious vegan dishes and low waste beauty products. She regularly hosts events and interviews for brands including Sweaty Betty, Vevolution and The Body Shop.“Human health and planetary health are fundamentally interconnected .. We are slowly waking up to the cumulative, time-delayed, and spatially removed effects human actions are having on the planet’s health. Since planetary and human health are fundamentally linked, preventing environmental damage and maintaining healthy ecosystems is the most effective long-term strategy to promote health in humans. In 1992, the ‘Commission on Health and Environment’ created by the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report entitled Our planet, our health. Its opening statement reads: The maintenance and improvement of health should be at the centre of concern about the environment and development.A summary of some of what we discussed on the pod today:Conscious fashion - being a lot more aware of when we choose to purchase fashion itemsMany websites that can help you shopping with peace of mindCheck out charity shops and hiring clothes websites - which allow you to indulge in the hobby of fashion whilst not being as detrimental to the environmentRecognising the role of the consumerHow important our purchasing power isConnect with Venetia on Instagram and Youtube for weekly videos and tips for living a more mindful lifestyle.You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Venetia and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!Don't forget to check out social media links and other information on this episode over on The Doctor's Kitchen website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/19·1h 7m

#33 The Language of Kindness with Christie Watson

Today I want to introduce this pod with a quote from my guests latest book “ The Language of Kindness”'Come with me on the wards from birth to death, past the special care baby unit and the double doors to the medical ward.  Run through the corridors to answer the crash bleep, past the pharmacy and staff kitchen and to the accident and emergency room. We explore the hospital itself as well as nursing and many other aspects. What I thought nursing involved when I started - chemistry, biology, physics, pharmacology and anatomy - and what I now know to be the truth of nursing - the loss of people, psychology , art, ethics and politics. We will meet people on the way, patients, relatives and staff - people you may recognise already - because we are all nursed at some point in our lives. We are all nurses'.Christie WatsonI am speaking to the fantastic Christie Watson  - who is a bestselling writer with a special interest in nursing and mental health. Having spent twenty years working as a nurse, she also holds an honorary Doctor of Letters for her contribution to nursing and the arts. She is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation.Her non-fiction work, The Language of Kindness, published in 2018 was a number one Sunday Times Bestseller. It was a Book of the Year in The Evening Standard, New Statesman, The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. Is has been translated into 23 languages, and spent five months in the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller lists.We’re taking a slight turn from our usual chat about nutrition and lifestyle to talk about an interesting and important topic that impacts our wellbeing to the very core; Kindness. You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Christie and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!All social media links and other information relating to this episode can be found over on The Doctor's Kitchen website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/19·1h 15m

#32 Creating Lasting Habits with Dr Heather McKee

Today on the podcast I talk with Dr Heather McKee who is the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist, consultant and founder of drheathermckee.co.ukHaving studied health behaviour change and weight loss psychology for 10 years her mission is to offer an evidence-based sustainable alternative to an industry saturated with quick fixes and health fads.Her passion is in translating evidence-based techniques into real-life practices to help people build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to create lasting and enjoyable healthy habitsToday we talked about:How we navigate the modern landscapeFinding out what your joy is and what sparks joy in your lifeTailoring our environment to help us become more successful in our goalsKindness - being kind to ourselves and each otherControversy around psychology and weight loss You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Heather and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!Don't forget to go on over to The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and other information relating to this episode and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/19·1h 12m

#31 Root to Stem with Alex Laird

Today I’m speaking with medical herbalist and author of “Root to Stem” Alex Laird. She runs one of the few NHS medical herbalism clinics at Whipps Cross hospital in London alongside a consultant dermatologist and has over 20 years of experience.Trained in biomedicine and plant pharmacology, Alex is also a visiting lecturer, has published numerous research papers, and is the co-founder of the charity Living Medicine.Alex is a firm believer in using food and foraged plants to help support wellbeing.We’re going to be cooking a recipe from the book Root to Stem and I’m fascinated by her role as a medical herbalist in the NHS.Some of the areas that Alex and I spoke about:Try growing some greenery on your windowsill & growing plants at homeKitchen herbs like Basil, Coriander, Parsley are a fantastic source of nutritionTry out a local foraging class in your area(it's very important that you go foraging with an expert as there are a lot of items which are inedible and may cause harm if consumed without experience advice)Seasonal eating* - which is really easy to do by following which fruits and vegetables are in season and readily available at your local supermarketsIncluding a variety of foods in your diet is key - and probably one of the most important concepts to include in the foods that you eatTry walking meetings and eating al fresco where possible You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Alex and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com'Root to Stem' is a seasonal and holistic approach to health that puts plants, herbs and nature at the heart of how we live and eat.It is a new kind of guide that links individual health to our communities and the planet's health to sustain us all.’ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/19·1h 12m

#30 The Fresh Heart Project with Dr Zarrin Shaikh

Today on the podcast I am speaking to Dr Zarrin Shaikh, a Consultant Cardiologist who specialised in Cardiac Imaging, specifically advanced echocardiography and cardiac MRI, following her PhDin Sleep at Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital.We’ll be talking about her exciting new project called Fresh Heart Project, which stands for food, relaxation, exercise, sleep and happiness and how these lifestyle features can help us overcome blood pressure issues, atherosclerosis and look after our hearts.We’ll be talking about her personal experience of lifestyle medicine, the cardiologists from America who inspired her journey and a particular focus on Atrial fibrillation something that I personally suffered with and why we may be seeing more of it in clinic.Some of the points that we talked about that I think are really important to consider are below - and don't forget to check out the show notes here too for the papers that Dr Zarrin discusses:Looking at the news in the morning and being aware of what impact that has on your stress levelsThe connection between happiness and cardiovascular diseaseI'll link to the studies that Dr Zarrin mentioned in the notes belowThe nutrition principles that Dr Zarrin stands by - whole grains, quality fats, largely whole and lots of plant based foodsHow lifestyle is an adjunct to therapy - something that we use alongside the current tools that we haveYou’ll find the recipe video that I cooked for Dr Zarrin - Pear and Chocolate Overnight Oats with Fresh Berries - on the show on my youtube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make .. even whilst recording a podcast!And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.comMy social media links are:Website: www.lifestylecardiology.comTwitter: @freshheartdocInstagram: @freshheartdocLinkedIn: Zarrin Shaikh Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/19·1h 21m

#29 The Marvellous Adventure of Being Human with Dr Max Pemberton

Today we’re talking about the importance of teaching children about health with Dr Max Pemberton who’s written a children’s body, mind and anatomy guide for children.Dr Max is a writer, mental health doctor and Journalist. He has written 4 other books including, Trust Me I’m A (junior) Doctor which I read when I was a junior doctor 10 years ago and was serialised on Radio 4. His second book, Where Does It Hurt? details his experiences of working in an outreach project for the homeless and people addicted to drugs.This new book explores the idea of children being aware of looking after themselves through food and nutrition and understanding the human body and how parents can facilitate that growth.Today we chat about:Max's experiences of transitioning from adult to childrens literary projectsWork in the field of eating disordersWhy the way health messages are delivered, particularly over social media, are importantThe health messages that are important to convey to children in an appropriate way You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked for Dr Max on my youtube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make.And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com . Max has also written four bestselling books for adults. The Marvellous Adventure of Being Human is his first book for children.http://www.maxpemberton.com/https://twitter.com/maxpemberton?lang=en Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/19·1h 12m

#28 The Brain Gut Connection with Dr Rabia Lalani

Today on the Podcast I’m speaking to Dr Rabia Lalani, a Gastroenterologist and clinical research fellow at the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology from Queen Mary University.Dr Rabia is in the process of creating a guide using slow deep breathing techniques with audio-visual biofeedback for relief of anxiety & digestive discomfort.On this pod we’ll be focusing on:The gut brain-axisFunctional gut issuesHow stress impacts gut healthLiving with gut issuesThe impact of lifestyle interventions such as breathingYou’ll find the recipe video that I cooked for Dr Rabia - Tarragon and Sun-dried Tomato Savoury Oats - on the show on my youtube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make .. even whilst recording a podcast!Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Socials: Website - www.biobreathe.co.ukInstagram - @doctor_rabia https://www.instagram.com/doctor_rabia/?igshid=1dakpioauvz3i Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/19·1h 19m

#27 Life Lessons From A Brain Surgeon - Dr Rahul Jandial

Today I’m speaking to Dr Rahul Jandial - an American dual-trained neurosurgeon and scientist at City of Hope, a research centre, hospital and postgraduate training faculty in Los Angeles.He’s well known for his cutting-edge approach to brain surgery and neuroscience and has transformed the lives of his neurosurgical patients by putting them through his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. He’s written an eye-opening, informative and accessible guide “Life lessons from a Brain Surgeon” where he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear, and this is what we’ll be chatting about on todays show.Mixing smart brain hacks with case studies and storytelling from his own experiences on the operating table, his book is a powerful and trustworthy insight into the brain.If I could give you three challenges on the back of this podcast they would be:For 1 week, try using your non-dominant hand when using your iPhone or brushing your teeth - it really is tricky at the start but the more you do it, the more dexterity you get in your other hand.Try meditation this week. Try and do at least 10 minutes twice a day - book it in for 7 days, whatever you are doing. It may have some benefits to the cortices of your brain - it may have some benefits to your working memory as well and emotional intelligence.Look at your diet and look out for the 'mind' diet - essentially a modified Mediterranean diet, where the focus is on vegetables, colours, but particularly greens. You’ll find the recipe video that I made with Dr Rahul, and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out online and there's a link below too!Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the message and for others to find us too!Dr Rahul’s book is out nowHis social media links are:https://www.facebook.com/DrJandial/https://www.instagram.com/drjandial/?hl=enhttp://www.drjandial.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/19·1h 14m

#26 Eating for Mental Health - 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.Today I’m speaking to Professor Felice Jacka about her new book BRAIN CHANGER and how diet can save your mental health. The book 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 little bit later in the Podcast.Professor Jacka 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!Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the message and for others to find us too!Don't forget to pick up a copy of my new book - Eat to Beat Illness - where I have a whole chapter dedicated to 'Eat for your Mood' - which I'm grateful to say mirrors a lot of what Felice Jacka has been talking about today and in her book.And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com Dr Felice’s book Brain Changer is out now  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/19·1h 8m

#25 Exercise for Mental Health - with Dr Brendon Stubbs

This week I talk to Dr Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London.Brendon’s research focuses on physical activity, mental health and the mind-body interface.Brendon and his team have published over 400 academic papers, and in 2016 he was identified in the journal 'Nature' (one of the biggest journals) - as one of the most productive scientists over all disciplines in the world.In this episode, we talked about inflammation, we talked about diets, we talked about movement and how increasing physical activity rather than just focusing on specific exercise regimes, can all have benefits to our overall wellbeing and in particular our mood.These are all topics that I talk about in my new book Eat to Beat Illness - in the section on 'Mood' where I talk about nutritional science but also lifestyle features, that can improve and preserve our brains, our cognition as well as our psychological wellbeing.And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com Dr Brendon’s book Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness is out now and you can follow him on Twitter @BrendonStubbs.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/19·1h 2m

#24 The Health Benefits of Yoga – with Dr Claire Hennigan

Today we’re talking with Dr Claire Hennigan (@Real Yoga Doctor) about Yoga as a method of restorative practice, an exercise and even a way of life.Yoga is a practice that I talk about a lot in the new book “Eat to beat illness” as a mind body intervention that I believe is essential for our busy modern lives.In this episode, we cover the following:Yoga as a stress relieving strategyInflammation related changesImmune system effectsCommunity aspect of yogaAnd you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.comYou can follow Dr Claire on Instagram @realyogadoctor.Rupy's cookbooks The Doctor's Kitchen and Eat To Beat Illness are available now in all good bookshops and online. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/07/19·57m 10s

#23 Breathing For Health - Richie Bostock

Todays guest on the podcast is Richie Bostock where we talk about Breathing for Health.Richie, or “The Breath Guy”, has made it his mission to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork.Breathing is the only system in the body that is both automatic and also under our control. That is not an accident of nature - it is by design and is the key to becoming a healthy, happy and high-performing individual.Richie has had some incredible experiences, travelling around the world, and learning from the modern day master of breath work - Wim Hoff and shares some great insights with us today.On this episode we cover:What is breathworkImmune system effects of breathingHow breathing can increase heart rate rate variability and different sorts of ways that we can measure this activityWhat we can potentially do with breath work in the futureHow breathing can help with the daily stressors of life And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.comRichie's book Exhale: The Science and Art of Breathwork is out in April 2020 and is available to pre-order.Rupy's cookbooks The Doctor's Kitchen and Eat To Beat Illness are available now in all good bookshops and online. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/19·1h 20m

#22 Eat For The World with Dr Sandro Demaio

Welcome to a brand new episode of The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast - and today I welcome the amazing Dr Sandro Demaio - the CEO of EAT**a global, non-profit startup dedicated to transforming our global food system through sound science, impatient disruption and novel partnershipsThe Doctor’s Kitchen is about blending together the science with delicious recipes inspired by cuisines from across the world and today's discussion with Dr Sandro takes a slightly different path.We’re going to be primarily talking about the answer to the question posed by the EAT foundation – Can we feed 10 billion healthy people on a healthy planet?Here on the Doctor’s kitchen podcast we discuss the intersection between nutrition and lifestyle across the breadth of medical specialities, and it’s just as important to consider our environment. The sustainability of our food choices ultimately impacts the health of our planet hence why we are talking about diet and eating for the world.Have a listen to the episode - I think you'll enjoy this one! And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com You can follow Sandro on Twitter and Instagram @SandroDemaio. Dr Rupy’s bestselling cookbooks The Doctor’s Kitchen and Eat To Beat Illness are out now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/19·1h 20m

#21 Motivation - with Joe Wicks

On the podcast this week I talk to none other than Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach about how you keep motivated when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, particularly when you are trying to make a positive change.I'm sure a lot of you are aware of Joe - he's sold over 3m books across the world and his highly engaging, motivating videos are an absolute smash on social media.In this episode we talk about motivation - and Joe's the perfect person to ask.We cover the following:We hear all about Joe's story and The Bodycoach journeyRoutine - one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyleMeal planning - and how this can help with your daily mealsPrioritising sleep - the best way to maintain your energy levels during the dayMini bursts of exercise and how encouraging these can beLimit your social media - concentrate on your personal goalsForgive yourself when you are lacking motivation Don't forget to check out Joe's new book - Veggie Lean in 15 which is out now! Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/19·52m 40s

#20 Eat For Your Heart - with Dr Ayan Panja

On this episode, I invite fellow doctor and friend Dr Ayan Panja, General Practitioner, super generalist, lifestyle medicine enthusiast and co-founder of Lobe Medical back to the podcast to talk about eating and lifestyle for our heart health.Eating for your heart as a concept, is not about food like a pill - but diet is an important consideration for protecting and promoting our heart health and it's why I ultimately believe that nutrition training is vital for all medics to grasp an understanding of, as well as the general public.Listen up because it's not just people in their 50's and 60's that need to be listening to this episode - it's actually relevant for all generations - because looking after your heart is a life long process.In this episode we talked about the following:Defined narrow inflamed arteriesWhy inflammation is important and what balances inflammationWhy a mediterranean focused diet is importantHow changing areas of your lifestyle such as sleep, stress and movement - can benefit your heart healthMinimising excess sugar and refined, processed foods in the dietOrnish lifestyle programme I really hope you enjoyed listening to the podcast - remember to subscribe on your favourite podcast player so you don't miss any future episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/19·1h 4m

#19 Eat For Inflammation - with Dr Jenna Macciochi

Today we have Dr Jenna back with us - this time to talk about Eating for Inflammation - you might wonder why I have an immunologist here to talk about inflammation - that will become very clear throughout our conversation.In today's podcast we talk about inflammation as a concept - why it's becoming so popular in the medical literature and why it's so relevant to a host of different medical specialties.Today we cover the following:What do we mean by inflammation?The benefits of inflammationSymptoms of inflammation imbalanceHow we measure inflammationStopping the inflammation triggersThe microbiome and inflammationObesity and inflammation imbalanceSugar and inflammationIf I was to summarise our conversation in a dietary way of life - it would be the Mediterranean diet. As we alluded to in our conversation, the Mediterranean diet is known to be anti-inflammatory, and now you have an understanding of what we mean by anti-inflammation.Inflammation isn't something that we need to radically remove entirely, its use in human biology needs to be understood. But in the context of our modern lifestyles we are usually out of balance.If you have a copy of my new book - Eat to Beat Illness - make sure you check out the page where I have a diagram looking at what is pro and what is anti-inflammatory in our modern world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/19·1h 29m

#18 Eat For Endometriosis - with Dr Anita Mitra

Welcome to this episode of the podcast. Today we're going to be talking with one of my favourites for the podcast - Gynaecologist and lifestyle medicine advocate, Anita Mitra aka the Gynae Geek - who returns to the podcast, this time to discuss Endometriosis.Essentially, Anita is the gynaecologist and women's health specialist that everyone wishes they had - she is an absolute wealth of information.In today's episode we talk about the followingWhat Endometriosis actually isWhy to avoid treatments like colonic irrigationThe importance of drinking water and eating fibre in your dietThe importance of Oestrogen in your bodyWhat is Oestrogen dominanceThe importance of exerciseWhy fruit can be one of the best things to include in your dietIf I could recommend one recipe to sum up today's episode it would be the Greek Style Giant Beans which is going to be in my new book - Eat to Beat Illness- out on 21st March. This recipe is absolutely delicious - it's Greek