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

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

A lot of relatives have told me in the past about chewing cloves everyday.  It’s part of a habit for some people and a traditional cure for toothache and gum disease. But, depending on who you speak to, the benefits extend to the digestive system, inflammation and even longevity.So here at the Doctor’s Kitchen we decided to do a deep dive into this wonderfully strong spice that we use often in recipes such as broths, stews and of course biryani.Here are the things you need to knowIt’s a potent spice that at the very least, contributes more polyphenols and diversity to your plate. The chemicals found in cloves are particularly interestingIt is linked to many beneficial properties, especially antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic benefits but human trials are lacking.Whole cloves are generally considered safe but clove oil or supplements need to be used with caution.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/24·43m 2s

Snacksize 7: Integrative Cancer Therapy

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about integrative approaches to cancer. This is obviously a hugely emotive topic, but I’m a firm believer that more can be done to prevent and treat the multitude of cancers.Catch Dr Zollman on Episode 72 and 159 talking about the rise of integrative medicine and how it applies to cancer prevention, therapy and preventing recurrence after treatment.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/24·8m 53s

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

Dr William Li, New York Times Bestselling author of Eat to Beat your Diet and Eat to Beat Disease, is back on the podcast today talking about everything to do with food as medicine. We discuss a huge amount today, across a range of subjects including:Warning signs that people have too much sugar, refined carbohydrates in their dietAlcohol and whether there is any amount that is healthy in the dietCoffee and whether we should be drinking alternative sources of polyphenolsWilliams thoughts on the lectin debate and whether we should be avoiding high lectin foodsWhy and how food can burn specific types of fatOrganic vs conventional produceOils for cooking and the types of oils William prefers to use in his cooking and recipesWilliam W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician and scientist. His research has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments that impact care for more than 70 diseases including diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. He is also President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation, and he is leading global initiatives on food as medicine. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/24·1h 57m

Snacksize 6: Why you need Olive Oil in your life

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about Olive Oil. I love extra virgin olive oil because not only is it a fantastic carrier of flavour, a great fat to use for better absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, but it’s chock full of polyphenols and the studies providing evidence for its benefits are numerous. If you want to learn more about olive oil, listen episode 99 with Dr Simon Poole on the main Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/24·9m 2s

#234 Are Green Powders worth it? with Dr Rupy

Green powders are everywhere and I’m often asked whether people should invest in getting a green powder to consume every day. And as somebody who drinks a green powder in the mornings, this was a great opportunity for me to do a dive into whether my habit is evidence based!We’re going to discuss:The science behind the claims: Can green powders help with immunity? Gut health? Weight loss? Energy improvements?Can they replace eating vegetables?Issues with green product formulation and reading labelsWhat you need to be aware of before buying How to get maximum benefit from green powders, the best green powders out there & my top tips for choosing the right one for you🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our websiteYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/24·38m 56s

Snacksize 5: Household Toxins to be wary of

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about toxic load. On episode 104, Professor Robert Thomas and I have a frank conversation about household toxins, cancer risk and diet. I love chatting with Robert and I frequently recommend his books on diet and cancer, plus his latest book How to Live is a firm favourite of mine.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/24·8m 9s

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

Sathnam Sanghera’s journalism has covered far reaching topics including racism, homophobia and even pianos in train stations which he bizarrely doesn't like. But when he decided to turn his attention to Empire and Britain’s colonial history, the backlash he received from the public and even some historians was fierce and unnerving. In fact, Sathnam has received abuse online, ridicule and even death threats.As a person of Indian heritage with their roots in the divided provinces of Punjab and Bengal, I thought I knew a lot about British history. But I didn’t realise how little I knew until I read Empireland and watched some of Sathnam’s incredible documentaries on Channel 4.Today we tell the story of British Imperialism through the lens of food. Spices, Sugar, Potatoes, Cauliflower and even processed food. These are all ingredients I thought I knew about! But when you dig a little deeper you can uncover just how incredible our past is and what we can learn from. As we negotiate a new relationship with the wider world, it’s never been more important to understand the nuance of our national history. At no point in todays discussion do we refer to Empire as either good or bad. Like the weather or our relationship with our immediate family, it’s complicated. I also think the medium of social media is the wrong place to have these discussions that require compassion instead of judgement as we wrestle with uncomfortable and sometimes brutal historical truths. I hope todays discussion will enable you to cherish food in a new light that appreciates its complicated past, as well as how grateful we should be for the variety and selection that adorns our market shelves.Sathnam Sanghera was born to Punjabi immigrant parents in Wolverhampton in 1976. He entered the education system unable to speak English but went on to graduate from Christ's College, Cambridge with a first class degree in English Language and Literature. He has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards twice, for his memoir The Boy With The Topknot and his novel Marriage Material. Empireland has been longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, was named a Book of the Year at the National Book Awards of 2022, and inspired both the Channel 4 series Empire State of Mind and Sanghera's children's book about the British empire Stolen History.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/24·1h 2m

Snacksize 4: How to Measure Ageing

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all how we measure ageing. With all the interest in ageing and a burgeoning industry including drugs and supplements that claim to reverse your age, how do we know that they even work?Andrew Steele on episode 118 gives us a wonderful summary of the ageing field, why epigenetic clocks are something to watch out for, as well as the hallmarks of ageing. 🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/24·9m 46s

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

Jessie Inchauspé is back on the podcast talking about everything to do with sugar, cravings, spikes, how to enjoy your food and the surprising health effects of normalising blood sugar.Jessie is a French biochemist and New York Times bestselling author of Glucose Revolution and The Glucose Goddess Method who’s on a mission to translate cutting-edge science into easy tips to help people improve their physical and mental health.We talk about:The top foods Jessie centres her breakfast and lunches aroundThe mechanisms behind how vinegar and fibre can stabilise your sugar levelsThe common food culprits that lead us to have cravings and crash our energyPlus we talk about why:Not everyone should consider wearing a glucose monitorThe pitfalls of being too glucose centricAnd why other elements of lifestyle outside of your diet can have a detrimental impact on your sugar levelsYou can find Jessie's new products at Www.antispike.com  as well as more details on the research and how to use them!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/24·1h 5m

BONUS Comfort Cooking and Joyful Food with Ravinder Bhogal

One of the best experiences I had in a restaurant was when I sat at a table in Marylebone (London), decorated with floral cloths and comfy pillows. Nestling into my seat I was struck by beautiful spicy notes, warming ginger that mirrored the welcome from the maître d'. Perusing the menu, almost everything was a blend of cultures, cuisines and flavours. Dishes that are so unfamiliar, yet deserve to have a home. This restaurant and cooking style, which is proudly inauthentic, feels deeply authentic and full of love, and you can understand why when you learn about the experience of its founder, Ravinder Bhogal.Ravinder is a journalist, chef and restaurateur, who was born in Kenya to Indian parents. She’s a monthly food columnist for the FT Weekend magazine and The Guardian’s Feast magazine, a contributing editor at Harper’s Bazaar, and regularly writes for The Observer Magazine and Vogue online. Basically one of the most influential women in food.Jikoni is one of my favourite restaurants and now ‘Comfort and Joy’ (Ravinders 3rd book) is one of my new favourites too! It’s one of those cookbooks to read, but also one that deserves to have its pages stained and spattered. Ravinder’s commitment to lavish vegetables with the same joy and creativity you’d bring to a steak or a chop has resulted in a globally-inspired collection of recipes.There are fragrant and fortifying curries and stews including a mango and golden coin curry; hefty salads packed with fistfuls of good things such as heritage tomato salad with lime leaf dressing, ginger and chilli. Basically this is the kind of food I want to eat all the time. I ask Ravinder about how she conjures recipes and why cooking is the ultimate expression of love. I think you’ll love this chat.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/24·36m 27s

Snacksize 3: Hope, Motivation and Luck

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about motivation and the power of a positive mental mindset. I hope listening to this snippet from my conversation with Ed Jackson on episode 112 is the pep in your step you need to supercharge your day.Ed Jackson broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralysed from the neck down. Doctors said that he would never walk again … but through sheer determination and intensive rehabilitation, Ed reached the summit of mountains within a year of his operation. A feat not even the most optimistic of medical professionals could have ever imagined.I hope this snack size podcast gives you a glimpse into Ed’s attitude to consistently challenge himself, both mentally and physically and his ability to reframe even the most difficult of situations. We can all learn something from Ed, that we can apply to our day to day.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/24·11m 47s

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

On todays episode I chat with friend of the podcast, Dr Nick Fuller from University of Sydney about everything to do with sustainable weight loss including why losing just 5% of your body weight triggers a cascade of processes that slows your metabolism and ultimately leads to weight gain.We discuss calories in, calories out and a broader view on energy balance, protein requirements and the important practices you need to know about to prevent visceral fat accumulation. We also discuss the potential impact of ozempic and other drugs in this class of medications and how we should be approaching any intervention that leads to weight loss.Dr Nick leads the research team within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney which focuses on the physical and mental health disorders associated with obesity. His research has been published in The Lancet and JAMA, and his team provide independent clinical analysis of emerging products and technology for the treatment of obesity and associated illness and disease.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/24·1h 32m

Snacksize 2: Foods for Arthritis

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about arthritis. Arthritis is one of the commonest conditions that GPs across the UK and beyond see in clinic.But is there something we can do with food to help pain associated with arthritis? In this snacksize podcast I talk through some of my go to ingredients including olive oil, ginger, polyphenols, turmeric and an anti-inflammatory diet.Subscribe to the “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/24·8m 50s

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

I personally love my airfryer, I’ve been using it at home and in the Doctor’s Kitchen studio since the start of the year, but can they be considered a ‘healthier’ cooking method? This is a question I’m often posed online so we did some research and looked at a few studies. Air fryers aren’t a new invention, in fact they’ve been around for a number of years but the popularity of them has soared over the last 2 years.The way air fryers cook foods is by circulating hot hair containing tiny droplets of oil around the foods. It actually mimics the effect of submerging food in hot oil but using significantly less oil. So, it allows quick and even cooking and creates crispy coatings on the outside of the food, with less calories, hence the reputation for being a ‘healthier alternative’ to frying.On todays episode we looked at the pros and cons of airfrying across a number of domains including:Cost and conveniencePreservation of nutrientsThe detrimental impact of excessive heat on the oils and fat usedHow they compare with other methods including oven roasting and sauteing The environmental impact considering the materials they are made fromPlus our overall take on how I’m now using my airfryer and newer gadgets to look out for!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/24·1h 5m

Snacksize 1: Fasting in a nutshell

Todays Snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about fasting. I’m often about fasting and the proposed benefits, how to fast and more.I’ve done a selection of podcasts with experts from around on this topic including Sachin Panda on episode 153, Valter Longo on 163 and Mindy Pelz on 216 if you want to dive deeper. But here is my overview from all of those conversations in under 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy this short, succinct summary that gives you a good understanding of the basics as well as some practical convenient options to trial fasting if you’re interested.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/24·7m 36s

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

Friend of the podcast and one of my favourite authors Dr Tara Swart is back on The Doctor’s Kitchen show today. Neuroscientist, former medical doctor and author of “The Source”, a book that has been hugely impactful to my career and mindset.She’s also host of top rated life sciences podcast “Reinvent Yourself with Dr Tara”, and brand ambassador in beauty and well-being.Today we’re going to talk about neuroplasticity and the ability of every human to adapt and change way later in life than we originally thought. Dr Tara will talk to us about exercises for how to better tap into the potential of our brains, as well as the science of why manifesting and vision boarding (also known as ‘action boarding’) works as well as how ancient wisdom has influenced her medical practice.Her idea is simple: no matter how old, how stubborn, or how set in their ways, everyone has the capacity to change. And to add to that, everyone has the ability to manifest a future for themselves full of love, joy, health and whatever you desire. But your mindset and willingness to let go is crucial. You will love Tara’s science influenced approach to manifesting and ancient practices.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/24·1h 9m

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

Today we’re wrapping up our podcast year with 5 impactful conversations from 2023. This year has been an incredible journey learning more about food and medicine and I hope you’ve found the lessons from the podcast as fascinating as I have!First off I share a snippet from my conversation with Dr Robert Lustig (#209 Why a calorie is not a calorie) about whether you can you be a sugar aholic? Robert’s passion for this subject is palpable, and perhaps after hearing Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, talk on the subject today, you might be inclined to review your sugar intake yourself?The realisation of our dropping attention spans is worrying. You don’t have to ask many people in your network to realise that this phenomenon is not unique. This conversation I had with Johann Hari (#193 Why you can't focus) encouraged me to inject mind wandering into my daily routine.Jessie Inchauspé is now a global phenomena and has influenced millions of people to become more conscious about the impact of sugar spikes on their wellbeing. In this snippet (#144 Flatten Your Glucose Levels), we focus on Jessie’s backstory and what led her to pursue a career in science and the revelation of how her own glucose rollercoasters were affecting her health.Professor David Nutt is at the forefront of psychedelic research and on this podcast (#211 Psychedelics and the new era of Psychiatry) he breaks down what these molecules are, the research behind them and why he believes they have great promise for mental health and beyond.And lastly, but by no means least, my conversation with Sheila Dillon (#156 The Power of Food).  Sheila’s realisation around food and medicine, touching on her own experience of cancer, her sisters and the phenomenal impact of the food programme to spark ideas and challenge dogma in our crazy complicated world of food.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/23·53m 53s

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

“How to eat with friends and be healthier”When was the last time you sat down at a dinner table and shared a meal with friends over laughter and stories?If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to remember a time in the last couple of days. And if you’re averse to the idea of going through the effort of having to find someone to share a meal with, research shows it has benefits!Recent studies found that regularly eating with others is linked to feeling happier, more satisfied with life and trusting of others. For children and adolescents, frequent family meals were associated with better health outcomes. But why? We’ll talk about the evidence based reasons for the health benefits of sharing food around a table, including the evolutionary link as an adaptive benefit from our hunter-gatherer ancestors to the psychological reasons as well as practical benefits!I’ll certainly be eating with friends twice a week from now on! To talk about this topic I have researcher and science writer at Doctor’s Kitchen Sakina Okoko as well as our food producer for the DK app Órfhlaith Noone.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/23·40m 19s

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

Carbohydrates are a food component that is regularly debated in the nutrition world – they have a bad rep for weight loss and diabetes, but on the other hand they are prioritised by athletes?There have been quite a few studies on the associations between total carb intake and health outcomes, but still there are still some contradictions and nuances, especially because studies often group all carbohydrates together rather than separating them by food source.So we did some research to come up with our take on carbohydrates based on the current evidence PLUS how we’re applying it to our meals.Today we’re looking at 5 ways to eat carbs to maintain blood sugar balance. What’s best for health and some easy rules of them that you can apply every day when you eat carbohydrates so you can enjoy them!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/23·38m 1s

BONUS Donna Hay on Flavour, Fame and Healthy Hacks

You can tell how excited I was to have Donna Hay visit our studio this week! I’ve been an avid fan for years and we were privileged to have her grace our kitchen to record a recipe for our YouTube channel and even jump on the podcast!Donna Hay is Australia's favourite and most trusted home cook, a household name, and an international food-publishing phenomenon. Donna's 29 books have sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, been translated into 10 different languages, and her television cooking shows have brought her signature style to life for viewers in more than 14 countries.And when I say signature style, her styling is absolutely iconic and it’s inspired myself as well as many budding home cooks around the world.Her latest book,  ‘even more basics to brilliance’ is a collection of classics that people can always rely on – those dependable, delicious recipes we all want in our bag of tricks. And is a follow on from the previous book “Basics to Brilliance”Today we talk about:Injecting flavour into healthy ingredientsHer go to store cupboard and pantry ingredientsWhat food styling can do to create anticipation around a mealI was also interested in her own health hacks and how she keeps healthy when travelling. Plus we talk about her business empire and how she maintains a clear brand presence and identity, despite the wealth of touchpoints from books, cookware, magazines and TV shows.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/23·36m 51s

#225 Seasonal Affective Disorder with Dr Rupy Aujla

Today I’m talking about SAD, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder because I was recently asked to explain it on BBC morning TV. It’s surprisingly common and debilitating for millions of people in the UK alone, and frustratingly there is not too much known about the cause and a real lack of research.SAD is also referred to as Winter Depression and may have similarities to depression in the way of symptoms, but it’s hard to determine whether there are similarities in the mechanism that drives the symptoms themselves.Today I’ll talk about the proposed causes, evidence for diet and lifestyle interventions and what you can do today to help yourselves.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/23·34m 26s

#224 Sugar in Fruit with Dr Rupy and Sakina Okoko

A common question I get is whether the sugar in fruit could be as dangerous and toxic as the sugar we find in canned drinks, sweets and other sources of added sugars found mostly in processed foods.And sugar has been a hot topic of discussion in the past few years particularly as people become more aware of the importance of regulating blood sugar levels and avoiding large & frequent spikes. In addition, we hear regularly from health organisations and experts that we should eat less sugar because of its deleterious effects on the body. But we’re also told we should eat more fruit, which naturally contains sugar. So is sugar in fruit bad or is there more to it?Today we talk aboutThe science behind the sweetness: why plants produce sugars, the types of sugars and amounts found in different fruitHow sugar in fruit is handled by the bodyWhether fructose is better than glucoseSome tips to enjoy fruit while being aware of blood glucose levels🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think, and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/23·1h 5m

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

Why do women struggle with weight during and after the menopause? This is the key question I’m putting to Dr Louise Newson on todays podcast as it’s the most commonly asked question that I get from Doctor’s Kitchen followers as well as from patients during my medical career.She is the perfect person to be discussing this topic as Dr Louise Newson is one of the UK's leading medical experts on the menopause and has championed women's health for years. I also discuss with Dr Louise the 3 key things that all women should understand about the menopause.Having worked as a GP as well as opening the Newson Health menopause clinic, she has built a wealth of knowledge from first-hand experience of treating perimenopausal and menopausal women. And she’s also written “The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause” which lays out everything women need to know to understand and reclaim their power during this stage. Her book covers:- The key facts about hormones- An essential guide to HRT- Navigating an early menopause- Exercising and Eating during the menopause- Taking care of your mental healthWe also discuss the unlikely way in which Louise found out about her own menopause, which just goes to show how unaware we could all be about these symptoms!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/23·1h 8m

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

You might’ve heard the terms nitrates, nitrites or nitric oxide in different contexts. There have been headlines about the “dangers” of nitrites in food, especially in processed meats like ham or bacon. But there’s also a lot of talk about the benefits of nitric oxide? It’s a very confusing topic, but hopefully after listening to todays podcast you’ll understand everything you need to know about these compounds!In this podcast, I’ll go through:What nitrates actually are, as well as the terms you might have heard - nitrates, nitrites, nitric oxide and nitrosaminesThe controversy around these compoundsHow the body handles them and their impact on healthWhich foods are the highest in nitrates and why you want to eat them every day🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/23·55m 53s

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

Can you eat to improve symptoms of ADHD? That is the subject of conversation today with the wonderful Dr Miguel, who is a clinical neuroscientist and applied microbiologist with a longstanding background in human nutrition. He has a BSc (Hons) Nutritional Medicine, a MSc Clinical Neuroscience and a DProf (PhD) Gut Microbiome & Mental Health.According to Dr Miguel, the top healthy habits for a fulfilling life include eating fermented foods daily, getting a diversity of plants to support your brain-gut superhighway as well as connecting with people who bring you joy and ditching those who are toxic. As part of his giving back, Dr Miguel is the Neurodiversity Lead of the Primary Care & Community Neurology Society (also known as the Person-Centered Neurosciences Society), and he supports youth mental health programmes at the London-based Body & Soul charity. He also holds an honorary research fellow position at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University.As we do a deep dive into the science of food and neurodiversity (spanning a spectrum of disorders) we also talk about Miguel's personal experience.In 2020, Dr Miguel burned out and in the middle of a terrifying nervous system meltdown, he had the most wonderful “a-ha!” moment. As a scientist, he was able to match what the literature says about stored trauma with his own personal experience, realising the far-reaching consequences of adverse childhood events on and beyond the gut. This time in Dr Miguel’s life - leading to his late diagnosis with ADHD and autism - provided him with the opportunity to layer a trauma- and lived-experience-informed approach over the evidence-based practice approach that he’d been used to for years. He will discuss why he firmly believes science should now be focusing on the “brain to gut” downstream communication branch of the gut-brain axis, rather than on the “gut microbes to brain” branch.He has a course on ADHD and diet that is due to launch in November 2023 and you can find his free newsletter at thecreativescientist.substack.com as well as on social media @drmiguelmateasIf you head over to YT, you can not only watch the podcast in the new podcast studio at Doctor’s Kitchen HQ, but also catch a diversity bowl that me and Miguel made which is perfect for those living with ADHD.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/23·1h 58m

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

Chef Romy Gill MBE, who is a dear friend, is on the podcast today sharing her culinary wisdom, her energy and passion for food as well as her voice for women of colour and the stigma that still surrounds the menopause.Romy is a celebrity Indian chef, food and travel writer and broadcaster. She was the owner and head chef at Romy’s Kitchen and in 2016 she was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list. Today we talk about her lived experience of the menopause, how changing her training from mostly running based to include strength training completely shifted her weight. We also talk about women from SA backgrounds and why it’s still an uphill battle to break down the taboo of women's health in general, plus the spices with medicinal properties, how to combine flavourful ingredients for health and why the backbone of Indian cooking is healthier than most people think.You’ll find her on BBC1's Ready Steady Cook, Sunday Brunch, The One Show, Country Life, Celebrity MasterChef, The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort Food, James Martin’s Saturday Morning and she is also a regular on BBC Radio 4's Food Programme. Her second book, On The Himalayan Trail, is a beautifully shot book which has a prime place on my studio bookshelf and Romy is writing her next book which is out next year in Autumn 2024. You can watch this on YouTube, and you’ll also see what Romy was able to cook up with a squash, some tofu and the Doctor’s kitchen pantry of spices in under 20 minutes. Trust me, you’ll want to see that recipe!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/23·59m 8s

#219 Is Aluminium Foil Toxic? With Dr Rupy

In todays episode we’re going to be addressing aluminium in cookware. Every time I use foil on social media I always get comments about how toxic foil is to the brain and how I shouldn’t be promoting it,  given my position as a doctor.So I decided to review the evidence for these claims with the team and do a thorough dive into this topic and find out if there’s any evidence for these inflammatory comments.Today we talk about …What aluminium actually isHow it’s handled by the bodyWhether foil leeches aluminium into foodHow much the human body can tolerateAnd finally, what practical steps we can take to reduce our exposure if you choose to do so🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/23·56m 4s

#218 Do cranberries help with UTIs? With Dr Rupy

This is a question I’m asked all the time as a GP!In todays episode we’ll go into cranberries in a bit more detail, the chemicals in cranberries that exert benefits and what the mechanism of action could be.I go into the controversies around these recent Cochrane findings, what we know and what we don’t know as well as the type of product that I recommend people try if they are interested in UTI prevention.Of course we talk about gut microbes and their impact on berries, and a wider discussion about how to choose supplements and why I prefer whole food supplements rather than individual micronutrients.Other products that may have benefits🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/23·50m 8s

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

“Hidden inflammation presents a unique dilemma. The idea that it may be a shared biological mechanism between diseases as distinct as obesity and aging, or depression and heart disease, fosters a new understanding of human health. It pushes us to consider preventing or treating these diseases in concert rather than in parts, taking into account the totality of a patient's body and mind, including the germs that live within and on top of us. The biomedical framework of the nineteenth century divided by organ systems and an understanding that a specific cause results in a specific disease - is no longer effective for most health conditions that plague us today.”This is an excerpt from Dr Shilpa Ravella’s book “Silent Fire”, it’s one of the most beautifully written books that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Shilpa’s eloquent writing style complements the wonder of inflammation as a benevolent, yet destructive force that weaves it’s thread through a multitude of conditions including auto-immunity, cardiovascular disease and obesity.Dr Shilpa Ravella is a gastroenterologist who treats a range of general gastrointestinal ailments and has unique experience in managing complex rare diseases, including intestinal failure and intestinal or multiple-organ transplantation. She’s also an expert in the field of nutrition and is particularly interested in the interactions between lifestyle, the microbiome and the immune system.Today we talk about inflammation and cancer, immunity, dementia, cardiovascular disease as well as the components of an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle such as spices, fibres, greens and exercise. We also talk about what inflammation actually is; the various terms like para inflammation, meta-inflammation, inflammageing and why it’s so important to control it.Remember I also have an inflammation mini-series that you can sign up to for free right here.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/23·39m 41s

#216 Fasting for Women with Dr Mindy Pelz

Fasting is one of the hottest topics at the moment and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr Mindy Pelz to dive into this fascinating area. Like I always say to people, fasting is potentially a phenomenal, multifunctional tool that we can use to improve our immune system and our metabolic health. But the dose of fasting, the method of fasting and whether fasting is at all appropriate if you have a pre-existing condition, are all questions that are very hard to answer.Adding further complexity to the decision of how and when to fast, is the menstrual cycle. For years Mindy has been educating 1000s of women online on how to make the best use of this tool with the consideration of their shifting hormones.We go into a lot of detail today, but as ever there are so many more things that we need to discuss and will probably have to do a part 2 at some point in the future.Do check out Mindy’s fabulous book, “Fast like a Girl”, I’ve been recommending it to everyone and it’s a great resource for anyone interested in fasting as a tool for health.We also talk about some caveats of fasting and who fasting is NOT for in this episode. This is especially the case for anyone pregnant, breastfeeding or who has a history of eating disorders.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/23·2h 1m

#215 Supplements that are not worth it with Dr Rupy

Today I’m talking about the supplements that I think are not as useful as the claims make out, as well as the ones that I think may have use.Supplements are a tricky subject but I think it warrants a bit more attention on the podcast considering I get asked about them so much and I’m a user of supplements myself!In summary those that I think are not worth it or require caution include:MultivitaminsCalciumVitamin D3 (alone)ZincThose that could be more worth it include:High quality and high dose Omega 3Food based supplements e.g. cacao, dehydrated berries, hemp seeds, flaxseedTurmericCreatineVitamin D3 + K2🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/23·29m 25s

#214 Should you eat tomatoes? With Dr Rupy

Today we’re diving into the world of tomatoes, one of the most consumed ‘fruits’ globally with a rich heritage and mixed opinions on whether it’s healthful or harmful? I’m always asked whether patients should be eating nightshade family ingredients, whether it can excerbate athritis symptoms, cause stomach acid and even IBS.So today we’re going into the benefits of tomatoes, the compounds we find in them and how to get the most out of this nutrient rich ingredient with food pairings, processes and more!If you love this kind of deep dive you’ll love the Seasonal Sunday’s newsletter that the team and I put together each week that dives into a seasonal ingredient, it’s history, nutritional medicine benefits and how to use it in the kitchen.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan🍓Seasonal Sundays Newsletter!📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/23·45m 57s

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

Should we be reaching for the dinner plate before the pill bottle when treating mental illness? Well my next guests certainly think so. Dr Michael Dixon and Uma Naidoo are back on the podcast talking about the Food for Mood campaign, an idea that literally started around the King’s dining table last year!This idea of food as medicine is truly taking shape in the UK, but without strategies to ensure people can actually attain a level of nutrition to unlock these potential benefits, we’re simply reverberating ideas in an ineffective echo chamber. Michael and Uma are taking up the challenge, and launching the ‘Food for Mood’ campaign that engages multiple stake holders including government, supermarkets and of course, medical professionals and promotes the idea and practical strategies to introduce nutritional psychiatry at scale.Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, professional chef and a trained Nutrition Specialist and her nexus of interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry. She is also the national bestselling author of This Is Your Brain On Food.Dr Michael Dixon is chairman of the college of medicine, he’s been a general practitioner at College Surgery in Devon for over 35 years. Since the early 1990s, he has been a leader of the GP/clinical commissioning movement with its aim of allowing frontline clinicians a far greater role in improving local services and health. Since 2007, he has been visiting professor to the University of Westminster (Integrated School of Health) and was also appointed visiting professor of University College, London in 2012.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/23·44m 10s

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

Today we’re discussing the connection between oral health and general health and diving into topics like flossing, Alzeihmers, the oral microbiome and supplements for your teeth. And I’m also revealing my own oral microbiome test results live on the podcast which reveal some shocking truths about my diet … you won’t want to miss it!Dr Victoria Sampson is known for being one of the leaders in preventative and holistic dentistry, lecturing globally on the topic and recognised for her achievements by ranking in the top 50 most influential dentists in the UK. She is also known for her work in developing salivary diagnostics and microbiome testing both of which I got to experience at her clinic in London that you can check out at www.thehealthsociety.co.uk … and fun fact, Victoria also DJs in her spare time and has over 15 playlists she plays for her patients to enhance their dental experience in her chair.Today we talk about:The reasons why gum recessions occur How to slow gum reccessionsMy microbiome and collagen breakdown testsWhy mouthwash choice is so important🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/23·1h 21m

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

I learnt so much on todays podcast about one of my favourite ingredients, Tempeh. I know you probably have preconceptions about it, but trust me, when you begin to understand the history and variety of tempeh you will soon recognise that it’s comparable to that of cheese, wine and other artisanal foods we cherish.Joining me to dive into the world of this beautiful health promoting ingredient is Dr. Driando Ahnan-Winarno, an absolute Tempeh specialist and probably the worlds best expert on this ingredient!Ando, as he’s also known by, is a food scientist, activist, entrepreneur, who’s mission is to give more people access to nutritious, sustainable, and affordable sources of protein through promoting and innovating on tempeh. And he is the man to do that considering his PhD was on the tempeh fermentation process and written 5 texts on tempeh fermentation, including the most updated manuscript on tempeh i.e. a semicentennial review paper on tempeh so-called “The Tempeh Bible”. You can find that on www.thedoctorskitchen.com website.Ando also co-founded Better Nature Ltd (in 2019), a UK-based plant-based food start-up, whose Tempeh you’ll find in Tesco and all large supermarkets and tastes delicious.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/23·55m 27s

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

Today I’m thrilled to have Professor David Nutt on the podcast, an expert on drugs, and how they work on the brain.  He trained as a psychiatrist, and for almost 50 years his research has focused on new drug treatments for anxiety, depression and addiction.Today we’re going to be diving into the world of psychedelics such as LSD, Psilocybin and Ketamine. We discuss the history of psychedelics and why they were banned in the first place, despite having a relatively good safety profile, how these drugs work and the mechanism on the brain, the default mode network (DMN) and the latest research looking at its efficacy and role in a multitude of conditions.You can check out his latest book “Psychedelics” and try his revolutionary alternative to alcohol that we mention on the podcast, sentia spirits, online.I’m really excited for you to hear this podcast, it’s rare that he has the time to dedicate a whole hour in his packed schedule, so please enjoy my conversation with Professor Nutt.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/23·1h 9m

#210 Organic Food is it Really Worth It?

That’s the topic of conversation on todays podcast and I’ll be talking about:What pesticides are designed to do and why we should be aiming to reduce our exposureShopping tipsThe most pesticide sprayed foodsWhich foods in different categories that I tend to buy organicHow to reduce our chemical exposure🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/23·1h 10m

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

Do we eat too much sugar? This is a question I pose myself, as I like to trick myself into thinking that because I eat so well the majority of the time it makes up for my sweet tooth. But actually when I review my eating habits, I always choose dessert, I tend to snack a lot during the day and I eat way too much ‘healthy’ chocolate.And perhaps after hearing Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, talk on the subject today, you might be inclined to review your sugar intake yourself.Dr. Lustig has become a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.Today we talk about why excess sugar is so bad for our health, what the benefits of cutting our sugar intake could be, why there is nothing wrong with fruit, the differences between sugars, the blood tests we should be ordering and of course why a calorie is not necessarily a calorie.Dr Lustig also reveals some incredibly exciting research that he and friend of the podcast Dr Rachel Gow have collaborated on, where they re-engineered ultraprocessed food to be metabolically healthy. Could this be the answer to a public health crisis? Only time will tell.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/23·1h 1m

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

There is growing recognition that many mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor cognition and memory (as well as physical issues), are the results of the high prevalence of trauma, post-traumatic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and that only by addressing trauma and rebalancing the nervous system can we address these mental and physical health issues successfully and sustainably.What I wanted to know from my guest today Benjamin Fry, a leading psychotherapist in the UK, was what are the signs someone has unhealed trauma in their life? And how can someone heal from that trauma without the use of supplements, medications or psychedelics?Throughout my medical career I’ve suspected the role of trauma in the root cause of patients conditions beyond the diagnoses of a typical mental health illness like anxiety and depression, but actually in AI conditions such as IBD and even type 1 diabetes and so to have the opportunity to explore some of these ideas with Ben was a pleasure.Today we discuss internal threats, perception, gratitude and how we can reframe our natural negative dispositions and why we reflect and respond to trauma differently.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/23·1h 13m

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

Can an algorithm help us eat better? That’s the question I’ll be discussing with my guest today, Professor Eran Segal, a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), heading a lab with computational biologists and experimental scientists who have extensive experience in machine learning and computational biology allowing them to decipher how something as complex as diet, interacts with something infinitely more complex … us.Our genes, microbes, and unique environments are obviously going to impact how we respond to different foods and diets and Professor Segal is on a mission to figure out how we can use his favouroite tool, algorithms, to help us eat according to our unique biology.We first dive into our unique blood sugar responses and their seminal paper published in Cell that demonstrated the drastically different responses we all have and potential reasons why. How we calculate GI and GL index and what’s wrong these, what happens when we have high blood sugar excursions (after a high refined carb meal for example) and the dangers of gameifying our diet too much.Plus we look into the future with the Human Phenotype Project, the role of faecal transplants and I invite Professor to give us a snapshot of how we practice nutritional self-care in the future with all the ‘omics’.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/23·1h 8m

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

Merlin Willcox, may have the answer to.Today, we’re diving into the world of therapeutic herbs and spices. Travelling across generations and cultures from around the world to discuss traditional medicine practices, whether they hold up to scientific scrutiny and if these herbs and spices have a place in our drug cabinets as well as our kitchens.Dr Willcox has worked as a GP in the NHS since 2003 and currently works in a practice in Oxford. His research interests at the University of Southampton include global health, clinical trials of herbal medicines, and improving care for vulnerable people.Dr Willcox has researched different aspects of primary health care in low-income countries, with a particular focus on child health, malaria and traditional medicines.He has been involved in several clinical trials of herbal medicines in Uganda, Madagascar, Mali and the UK and coordinates the RITAM network (Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods).We’re talking about a bunch of compounds today including moringa, ginseng, cinnamon, nigella, fenugreek, psyllium and will be discussing their potential mechanism of action plus the evidence for them. But please, if you are thinking of supplementing or trying these items, particularly if you have a condition or take pharmaceuticals, please do discuss this with your physician.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/23·1h 6m

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

Today Simon Mills is back on the podcast, he’s a complementary health pioneer from the inception of the term in 1979, and later in the fields of integrated health, selfcare and social prescription.Today we talk about specific spices to start getting into your diet and why. We talk about turmeric and the potential mechanism of action in the gut, cayenne pepper, rosemary, sage, ginger and many more! As well as if spices can be prebiotics and whether they have a role in preventing diabetes and dementia.Simon graduated from University of Cambridge with a degree in medical sciences and has been a herbal practitioner in Exeter since 1977. He was Special Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee 2000 report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In 2016 he was appointed as Herbal Strategist at Pukka Herbs, leading new initiatives, clinical research, and most recently reducing antibiotic demand which is something we touch on today.Within herbal medicine, he established the first Masters programme in the USA, writing seminal textbooks, and publishing research including randomised controlled clinical trials.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/23·1h 1m

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

Dr Sheri Dewan is on the show today, a full-time, board-certified neurosurgeon practicing in Chicago, who is one of roughly 200 board-certified women neurosurgeons in the United States. And today we’re talking about her journey into neurosurgery, that’s she’s penned in a fantastic book “Cutting a Path”.And despite the very specific experience of her journey to becoming a specialist surgeon in a male dominated field, battling gender and ethnic barriers, her story is one that I think many people can connect with. Being a medic, a mother, a mentor and a human. Sheri shares the highs and tragedies of her work whilst juggling her role outside the hospital. She gives us an insight into her coping strategies that she’s developed throughout her career, including that of mindful moments, yoga and even manifesting. (something that I thought to be quite unusual and that challenges the preconception of the stoic neurosurgeon who has hardened themselves to the reality of the job and removes the emotion from their day to day)I hope you leave todays conversation feeling inspired to do your own work on continually questioning purpose and practicing reflection as a blueprint for both working and living more fully.You can find Dr Sheri Dewans book in all good bookstores, it’s a wonderfully honest and refreshing read that I thoroughly enjoyed!(Trigger Warning : We mention child bereavement on the show today)https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ (08000288840)🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/23·1h 3m

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

Max Lugavere is on the podcast today, somebody I’ve listened to and watched for many years on social media and whilst our opinions don’t converge on everything to do with nutrition, I think these sorts of discussions with influential personalities online are really useful and productive.I think Max is doing a great job of pushing the agenda on what could be described as the silent epidemic. As many of you know, Max’s mother was given a diagnosis of dementia around 10 years ago, and he devoted his life to her care thereafter. He has since gone on to write multiple books on the subject of nutrition and health as a journalist and more recently has launched a documentary, the trailer for which you can see at www.littleemptyboxes.com and I challenge you to watch it and not get emotional. It will be gripping viewing that painfully documents the slow decline of his mother, but honestly depicts what millions of people and their families have to experience around the world.And if there’s ever been a time to wake up to the impact of prevention, particularly in the UK as alzheimer's is our number 1 cause of death, it’s certainly now.We talk about foods to avoid and why, the egg debate, plus exercise benefits and how to start looking after your brain today.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/23·1h

#202 Dietary changes to lower your Cholesterol

On todays podcast we’re going to be talking about cholesterol, heart health and cholesterol lowering diet measures that you can start using today to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.As a doctor, I wish I had an hour to talk to all patients about these things, so this is going to be a nice resource that I’ll use myself! Today you’ll learn:What cholesterol is and why it’s important for the bodyHow we measure cholesterol and what blood markers are associated with an increase risk of cardiovascular diseaseThe dietary patterns, ingredients and functional foods to choose from, to build a heart healthy lifestyle aroundI’ll do a couple of hot takes on eggs, red yeast rice and probotics tooWider considerations including alcohol, sugar and inflammation, drugs, plus supplements and imaging to consider I’ll do on another pod!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/23·1h 20m

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

I’ve been regularly podcasting now since 2019 and it’s been a whirlwind. Whilst this podcast was initially focused on nutrition and medicine, the conversations have spanned a wide range of topics including happiness, motivation, purpose and finding joy and meaning during life's struggles.I’m obsessed with food, flavour and how we connect with each other through the shared experience of eating. And it’s because of this appreciation for connection as to why it’s felt quite natural for me to cast the net wider when it comes to the conversations I’ve had on the podcast.This pod isn’t just about nutritional medicine, although that is the foundation of what started it. It’s become just as much about finding meaning and sparking joy, and it just so happens that we use food as the metaphor for this.Whilst we’ll always have food to focus on, I hope you will allow me to expand the conversations beyond the science of food to explore other elements of lifestyle that are as important from both a scientific lens and an emotional one.#124 Fix Your Pain with Deepak Ravindran#104 How To Live with Professor Robert Thomas#91 Solving Happiness with Mo Gawdat#49 Overcoming the odds with Alexandra Adams#26: Eating for Mental Health with Professor Felice Jacka#27 Life Lessons From A Brain Surgeon - Dr Rahul Jandial🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/23·1h 31m

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

Today I’m chatting with the directors of the non-profit Culinary Medicine UK who have been with me from the very start when I had the aspiration to bring this method of teaching to the UK.We talk about the origins of CM and how it’s changedWhat the evolution of CM has been and how we survived the pandemicWhere CM is currently taught as well as the aspirations of where we want to take itIf you’ve never heard of Culinary Medicine before, it’s a method of teaching health and social care professionals, nutrition science with hands on cooking and culinary skills.Essentially we deliver evidence based, practical and appropriate teaching to healthcare professionals on how to adapt nutrition advice for individuals with varying medical conditions, cultures, skills, resources and personal preferences. Something that is not taught well, or at all, in universities today.Vince is a culinary lecturer at UK’s number one Hospitality School, Westminster KingswayCollege (WKC). With over 25 years of experience within the hospitality industry and is anexecutive committee member of Master Chef’s of Great Britain.Elaine is an experienced nutrition educator and registered dietician, who leads on the development of CMUK nutrition modules. She is a researcher working towards a PhD, and writer with an interest in improving access to healthy food for people facing nutrition insecurity, and has postgraduate qualifications in clinical education, diabetes, research, critical appraisal, behaviour change and communication.Dr Sumi Baruah is the CEO of CMUK and is currently a portfolio GP, who holds diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sexual Health and a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Education as well as being a certified health coach.You can sign up to the Nutritional Psychiatry Workshop event here with Professor Felice Jacka - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-school-nutritional-psychiatry-culinary-medicine-2-day-intensive-tickets-619975532507🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/23·1h 21m

#199 Are Glucose Hacks Worth It?

On today’s podcast we’ll be talking more specifically about practices, tactics/‘hacks’ to reduce blood glucose spikes and crashes, strategies to keep us insulin sensitive and ultimately improve our metabolic health, so we can prevent things like T2DM, certain cancers, dementia, obesity, CVD. Potentially even improving the management of conditions like PCOS, headaches and vague symptoms like brain fog, fatigue and more.Specifically I’m talking through popular hacks to maintain a normal glucoseVinegar before mealsThe order of foods (nutrient sequence manipulation)Fibre before mealsExercise after eatingPlus supplements including psyllium, green tea, berberine and salacia oblongaI’m diving into the studies that many people use to recommed these practices, the doses and I’ll ultimately let you know whether I think they’re worth trying!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/23·1h 34m

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

Burnout. It’s a massive topic, not fully understood and the mechanisms that drive stress, fatigue, brain fog and all the symptoms suggestive of poor resilience, are multifactorial and complex which is why it’s so lovely to speak with a double board certified medical and integrative medicine doctor who’s treated 1000s of patients about this subject.It can often be frustrating for people as well, particularly when you feel like you’re doing the right things. You eat the right foods, you exercise, you take supplements, you meditate, you do yoga. You do all the ‘correct things’ yet you still have symptoms that make you feel that you’re constantly treading water without any resolve.Dr Dani Gordon is back on the podcast today, she’s an integrative medicine physician and leading expert in integrative and cannabinoid medicine, and resilience. She has treated thousands of patients with medical cannabis, is vice chair of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and is author of ‘The CBD Bible’ and the new book 'The Resilience Blueprint.'   We talk about:What we mean by burnout?What symptoms are suggestive of burnoutHow resilience starts in the brainThe HPA axisPsychoneuroimmunologyEndocannibinoid system and the gutSupplements for sleepGeneral supplements for healthMind Body InterventionsConcepts to lean into for resilience such as compassion, optimism, gratitude, self awareness and judgmentDr Dani’s medical practice, Resilience Medicine Clinics, treats patients across the UK with cannabinoids and integrative medicine with a focus on mental health, chronic fatigue and complex chronic disease. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/23·1h 6m

#197 Improving metabolic health and insulin resistance

In today’s solo episode and I’ll be talking about insulin resistance, how this impacts your risk of disease and why insulin resistance could drive many chronic conditions and why certain lifestyle measures work for improving metabolic health.By the end of the episode you will understand:The relationship between IR and diseaseThe importance of sugar balance in the bodyWhat insulin is and how insulin worksWhat happens when we become resistant to insulinWhat are the causes of IRWhat we can do to become more insulin sensitive and ultimately prevent disease🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meReferences:4 grams of glucose - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2636990/IR Overview - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507839/Insulin resistance Mechanisms - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8831809/Insulin resistance, genes and mitochondria - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7341556/Obesity Insulin and cancer - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7214048/Insulin resistance from euglycaemic clamps - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3379600/Sleep debt and Insulin resistance - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10543671/Increased snacking with poor sleep - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19056602/Impact of sleep disorders on endocrine systems - https://dmsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13098-015-0018-3Shorterm sleep restruction reduces insulin sensitivity in young healthy adults - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5557027/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/23·1h 51m

#196 Eat well on a Budget!

Today we’re talking all about eating well on a budget and we’re covering a selection of topics including: The cost of living and average costs of food shops in the UKWhat healthy means and how we can achieve that on a budgetQuick wins and general rules of thumb for eating well for lessWhat I do before the shop, at the shop and during the weekSome of my favourite budget-friendly ingredients and also what not to cut corners onPlus I dive into proteins, frozen vs fresh and how you could potentially save £1000s per year on your food billTry this budget meal plan and tipsBBC iPlayer show: ‘Thrifty Cooking in The Doctor’s Kitchen’Search: ‘Budget meals’ on the app🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.References: Factors influencing our food choiceshttps://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/nutr1100/chapter/lifestyles-and-nutrition/https://www.statista.com/statistics/282371/factors-influencing-consumer-food-product-choice-in-the-uk/ Average household spend:https://www.nimblefins.co.uk/average-uk-household-cost-food#inc Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/23·1h 44m

#195 Fix your PCOS with Dr Nitu Bajekal

We have a packed episode today discussing what my guest describes as, the epidemic of PCOS. Dr Nitu Bajekal is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Author and Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician in the UK with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. And today we’re talking about: how you can spot the signs of PCOSWhy PCOS costs billions in healthcare costs annuallyWhy women from ethnic minorities are at worse riskWe also discuss how 3 in 4 of those with PCOS remain undiagnosed, because of how complex a condition it isWe talk about Insulin ResistanceOestrogen Dominance, and whether that’s a thing or notThe OestrobolomeAnd how to avoid bloating when inching toward a more whole food plant based dietAs you can tell this episode is going to be packed with information, but you can also check out Nitu’s book, Living PCOS Free that she co-authored of with her daughter and nutritionist, Rohini Bajekal. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/23·1h 37m

Stop ageing and reverse disease with Sue Armstrong

Why should we stop ageing? Today we talk about everything to with ageing, why it occurs, why there’s renewed interest in it and what we can do about it. Sue beautifully lays out the history of longevity research, the origins of this fascinating scientific discipline and what the latest research means for you.We’re taking a short break on the podcast this week so we’re diving into the rich archives of The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast to resurface one of my favourite conversations from 2 years ago.Sue Armstrong is a writer and broadcaster specialising in science, health and development issues and author of one of my favourite books on longevity, “Borrowed Time – The science of how and why we age”.Today we discuss how Sue's career got started as well as her experience reporting on Nelson Mandela’s release from prison as well as her time spent researching HIV.We talk about:The origins of ageing researchThe different theories of why we ageCellular senescence The ageing immune systemCalorie restriction and its pros and consAnd lots more🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too. On Android? Join the waitlist here!Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/23·1h 34m

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

Today’s episode is a live recording from my first supperclub of my book tour to promote the latest cookbook “Dr Rupy COOKS” and it was recorded in front of a live audience in London where we got to enjoy some beautiful food from the book prepared by Hanna Geller and her team who hosted the event at her home and interviewed me!We talk about the mission for Doctor’s Kitchen, where I started, why I wrote this new book and also what I’m up to with the app, the non-profit work and future aspirations to change the way we look at food as medicine.After two decades working as an interior designer, creating comfortable and invitingspaces, Hanna turned her attention to food. Combining these two great passions, shestarted the Building Feasts blog to share not only recipes and stories about the dishesshe developed, but her philosophy on designing ways to bring people together around aTable. And it’s this passion for food that brings out a little debate element of this interview which I personally really enjoyed.Hanna also teaches regular cooking classes, hosts Supper Clubs, pop ups and other events including collaborations with Pump Street Chocolate & Bakery, Honey & Co to name a few. You can find out more about it at www.buildingfeasts.com.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/23·50m 2s

#193 Why you can’t focus with Johann Hari

Warning: Today’s episode contains strong languageI’m chatting with Johann Hari today, the international bestselling author of ‘Chasing the Scream’, ‘Lost Connections’ and the latest book ‘Stolen Focus’. Today’s conversation is fascinating. I often find myself opening tabs and not remembering why I opened it, or walking out of my house and having to remind myself why I’m leaving. I naturally assumed it was just me. Overworking and undersleeping is bound to have this effect, but there appears to be something more insidious going on as Johann explains in todays episode. And if you’re like me, you’re definitely not alone.There are 5 core ideas that we explore today:One: Your attention didn’t collapse - it was stolen.Two: If your Screentime shows that you spend more than three hours a day on your phone, then you are losing far more than just time. Your brain can only produce one or two thoughts in your conscious mind at once. We’re very, very single-minded.Three: The covid crisis has flipped many of us into a state called hypervigilance, which is ruining our focus.Four: The way we eat in the Western world is severely damaging our attention and focus.Five: We can only get out of this crisis if we respond as individuals, by making changes in our own lives and our children’s lives, to protect ourselves from forces invading our attention. But we also need to campaign for more humane technology, forcing them to adopt a different business model that isn’t reliant on interrupting, distracting and monetising our attention.We talk about:Our ‘attentional pathogenic culture’Switch cost effectsTapping into flow statesReading as a gym for empathyUniversal basic incomeAnd of course, technology🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/23·1h 22m

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

Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is a GP in London and probably one of the most motivating people I’ve ever met. You’re in for an absolute treat today, especially if you’re a passionate medic with a penchant for nutritional medicine like me, because this doctor is making some huge waves.Chi-Chi is also a GP Appraiser for NHS England and Vice Chair of Ascension Trust, an organisation known for initiatives that seek to help the vulnerable in society. And leads the AT Beacon Project, a health initiative of Ascension Trust working on the ground in the heart of neighbourhoods to address health inequalities. We met up at one of their health and wellbeing hubs in the inner city estate of Brixton, but they also operate out of social supermarkets, barber shops, churches and wherever you find vulnerable people that they can help to live healthier, flourishing lives.As we were in the middle of an outreach clinic you’ll hear some activity during todays recording and if you want to see it in action, check it out on YouTube!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/23·39m 2s

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

There is biochemical beauty hidden within the colors, shapes, and diversity of the fruits and vegetables that line our grocery aisles and I hope after listening to today's podcast you’ll be inspired to explore even more of them!Dr. William Li is back on the podcast, you will have heard myself and William on previous episodes where we explored the world of food as medicine. By eating foods that you already enjoy, like tomatoes, blueberries, sourdough bread, and dark chocolate your body activates its five health defense systems to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions. In William’s latest book, Eat to Beat Your Diet, Dr. Li introduces the surprising new science of weight loss, revealing healthy body fat can help you lose weight.Today we talk about:Reframing fat, and why fat is essential for lifeFat’s role in insulation, hormone production, fuel and thermogenesisThe mechanism of how the bioactives in foods improve metabolismThe foods that help with these actions from fruits, vegetables, spices and morePlus William’s research led approach to foodRemember you can watch the podcast on YouTube if you want to see Dr Li’s show and tell, plus subscribe to the channel whilst you\re there!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/23·1h 35m

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

There are a few problems with therapy. It’s often hard to access, it can be costly, it’s hard to find the time to engage with a therapist and there is still, of course, a huge stigma around it.But we know that it is a scientifically proven method of improving mental wellness. It improves brain chemistry and can reprogram neuropathways to help a person function in more helpful ways.And that’s why I love the premise of Owen O’Kane’s latest book “How to be your own Therapist”. Teaching you the key fundamentals of therapy and how to apply these to your own life, alongside targeted tasks that only take 10 minutes a day.All these techniques are steeped in a range tools including CBT, CFT, mindfulness, IP therapy, EMDR which why I absolutely trust and value Owen’s work so much.Owen O’Kane, psychotherapist and former NHS Clinical Lead has been on the podcast before. We talked about where he grew up in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles,' the perfect training ground for understanding the anxious mind due to the conflict and fear that existed in the region. He’s also a former palliative care nurse. Owen heard first-hand the biggest regrets people have on their death beds and as a result, learnt about the stresses and worries we shouldn't hold onto.Today we also talk about:Psychological flexibilityNot allowing your happiness to be so cheapMicro injections of intention and introspectionTherapy is less about Indulgence and more about courageousness🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/23·1h 26m

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

It was an absolute pleasure to host Thomasina Miers on the podcast today. Entrepreneur, cook, TV personality, activist, writer and so much more. There isn’t much that this incredible person can’t do.Like many of us, she learnt to cook at her mothers side and after attempting to forge a career in advertising, journalism, digital consultancy, she followed her heart and went to cookery school.Fast forward a few years, after travelling the world, she went on to win Masterchef and create Wahaca inspired by the food markets of Mexico during her trips.Tommi cares deeply about where our food comes from, how it is grown, supports the soil, biodiversity and the planet and believes everyone should have access to good ingredients.I learnt so much more about Tommi and we chat about:The importance of soilHow the Chefs in Schools charity is changing what our children eatHow Groove Armada sold his record rights and started an organic farmWhy the ancient Mayan civilisation disappearedRemember you can check out Tommi’s incredible book “Meat Free Mexican” which has some glorious dishes and her regular column in the Guardian.All the links to our discussion topics can be found on www.thedoctorskitchen.com/podcasts🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/23·1h 20m

#188 Healing your Thyroid with Dr Amy Gajjar

Thyroid conditions. It’s a subject I’m consistently asked about online and one that really requires some understanding of how interconnected our systems are and how you can’t simply ‘eat for your thyroid’ without appreciating the multiple insults to our thyroid glands from lifestyle factors, drugs, toxins, sleep, stress and our wider environment.This is a hefty subject but my guest on the podcast today Dr Amy Gajjar is an expert with over 2 decades of experience treating patients and a rich understanding of integrative medicine.Dr Amy is an Integrative Physician (GP) combining Functional Medicine, Coaching, Yoga and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She trained at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London and worked as a GP for several years. In Sydney, she has undergone extensive further training and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and a Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Her main interests are thyroid disease, gut health and autoimmunity. She has also completed courses in coaching, NLP, ayurvedic lifestyle, meditation and is a certified hatha and kundalini yoga teacher.Dr Amy believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care, embracing all aspects of health – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.“Slow butterfly; how healing your thyroid transforms everything” is her first book and hopes to empower people living with Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism and inspire them to become the best version of themselves.By the end of this podcast you should be able to understand what the thyroid gland does, how disruption of the gland can manifest in a variety of vague symptoms, what tests to think about, how to take control of your lifestyle to better manage low thyroid conditions with a practitioner.We talk about:The spectrum of thyroid conditionsWhy poor thyroid health affects your gut, mood, weight, cholesterol, muscles and moreWe focus on Hypothyroid conditions and the differential diagnoses to considerWhy conventional tests and treatment lack a focus on the root cause of issuesThe biology of thyroid hormone release from the pituitary glandWhy disruption to normal thyroid hormone release leads to ‘hibernation’ symptomsStress, Sleep, Movement, Toxins, Nutrition and Herbs🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/23·1h 24m

#187 The Kitchen Prescription with Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

Today I welcome Dr Saliha Mahmood onto the podcast, winner of masterchef in 2017,NHS gastroenterologist and author of 3 cookbooks including the latest “The Kitchen Prescription” which is out at the end of March.The more diversely we eat, the lower our risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and the more enhanced our immunity. Saliha and I chat about how we put this into practice on a day to day basis, both with patients and our own personal lives. Saliha has a real passion for gastronomy that she pairs with an incredible empathic approach to gastroenterology and I really think it comes across in our chat today.We talk about:Functional Gut DisordersHow Saliha approaches food in clinical practiceThe spectrum of gut disordersThe beauty of cookingHow to increase diversity in kids meals to improve gut health🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/23·1h 6m

#186 Why you should start sprouting with Doug Evans

Shoots, sprouts, microgreens, saladgreens, grasses, activated nuts it’s a confusing business! But I have Doug Evans on the podcast today, the sprout man himself, to talk us through how powerful and easy sprouting your own can be!Doug Evans is an early pioneer in the natural food industry. In 2002 he co-founded Organic Avenue, one of the first exclusively plant-based retail chains in the country. Doug has quite the idyllic lifestyle in the Mojave Desert on a permaculture hot springs oasis. Revolutionising gardening and growing your own food right in your kitchen in an affordable and accessible way is going to be a gamechanger for a lot of you and if you haven’t sprouted, and you have my first cookbook, I actually talk about sprouting and how to sprout broccoli and mung beans! But for the definitive guide, do check out Doug’s “The Sprout Book” to learn how to grow and eat the most nutritious food on the planet.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.Links:https://www.foundmyfitness.com/topics/sulforaphaneBroccoli sprouts on weightInflammation and Broccoli sprouts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/23·1h 9m

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

Today on the podcast I have Dr Sally Moorcroft and we’re talking about Herbal medicine, also called phytotherapy, which refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes.Dr Sally embarked on a medical career almost many years ago but her experience in hospital medicine, coupled with her travels to France and Australia that introduced herbal medicine, led her to complementary therapy which she’s practiced for almost 2 decaded. Today we talk about a range of things on a subject I’m not terribly familiar withThe history of herbal medicineThe overlap with native america, ayurvedic and traditional chinese medicineHow we extract the products from plantsWhat adaptogens are and how to use themAnti-inflammatory herbsResources for people interested in medical herbs, how to source quality products and potential drug interactionsAnd we also workshop some cases like patients with gastritis or high cholesterol and how Dr Sally would approach themIf you’re new to things like slippery elm, marshmallow root, devil’s claw, rhodiola and boswelia (like me!) I think you’ll find this episode useful and I’m certainly going to dive into the resources that Sally recommended!Dr Sally Moorcroft is an award winning integrative and functional medicine doctor, she has a life long interest and passion in food as medicine and leads a team of doctors, nutritionists and practitioners. She has a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine and is currently completing IFM certification. She has also trained in medical acupuncture, TCM and is passionate about using a personalised, holistic and root cause approach. Her special interest is women's health, especially menopause, perimenopause, endometriosis and PCOS; and the gut microbiome.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/23·1h 44m

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

My guest today has been on multiple journeys. Picking himself up after his athletics dream was crushed. Overcoming and managing a significant speech impediment. Finding joy, balance and his passion in helping others achieve a pain free life.James Davies, author of “Body”, is the founder and CEO of Rising Health, which he started 10 years ago and his clients include David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, Philip Schofield, Mo Farah among many others. He has worked globally with professional athletes ranging from Olympic champions, premiership footballers, NFL and rugby union players, as well as A-List actors like Eva Mendes. He is the sought after therapist and even served the Great Britain team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.But rather than being trained as a physiotherapist, like most practitioners are who work for national teams, James actually trained at the British School of Osteopathy. He studied Massage and Sports injuries at the London School of Massage, Tecar Therapy in Italy, Tok Sen in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is a noted authority on laser therapy, dry needling, acupuncture and cupping.As a performance therapist and athletics coach, James is able to integrate a range of therapies including, massage, biomechanics and functional and structural applications. He developed the ethos of relieve, restore and perform based on his own personal experience as a young athlete, and his experience working with elite athletes.This is a really cool conversation for me to have, I loved chatting with James, I learnt a lot from his new book ‘Body’, the language of pain, finding joy in movement and I loved how the majority of what we talked about came down to finding balance and creating a stress free life. Enjoy!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/23·1h 17m

#183 Why Woo Woo works with Dr David Hamilton

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free“Humans have become like tuning forks that vibrate sweetly to the sounds of nature.”Sometimes, when the spirit is soothed with a little extra care, the body returns to balance all by itself. And that’s why today we’re talking about why Woo Woo works with Dr David Hamilton.After completing a PhD in organic chemistry, David worked in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, and how some people's conditions would improve because they believed a placebo was a real drug, David left the industry to write books and educate people on how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health.Today, I want you to keep an open mind. We talk about crystals, energy biofields, visualisation, the law of attraction and a bunch of concepts that make the sceptical part of my brain nervous to even consider talking about. But reading the book “Why Woo Woo Works”, the surprising science behind meditation, reiki, crystals and other alternative practices, has opened up my mind to the possibility of why these are practices that hold merit.We talk about:The mechanism behind placeboPositive vs Pessimistic consultations in general practiceVisualisation and the immune systemNature, fractals and responses to pain with plantsReiki and biofield energy therapiesEmotional contagion via mirror Neurons?You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/23·1h 20m

#182 Heal Your Gut with Dr Will Bulsiewicz

I’ve spoken to 1000s of people about nutritional medicine in clinic. In most part, people who optimise their plates to contain more fibre, mostly plants and variety tend to thrive. They feel better, lighter, happier and in many cases it sparks a new zest for life. The trick is helping people maintain a habit of eating well consistently (which by the way is why I developed my app).But for the minority, the opposite is true. Whatever healthy items they include in their diet … their body reacts negatively. And it can set them up for a life of restriction, anxiety around eating a diverse collection of ingredients and a digestive system that is intolerant to many foods.If this is you. You’re not alone. And there are solutions. It doesn’t require a barrage of investigations, intolerance tests and supplements but it does require motivation and persistence.My guest today is Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B") a gastroenterologist and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and you’ll find him on social media as the @theguthealthmd and his website theplantfedgut.com.This is a long episode so for those of you who want the TLDR here it is.Fibre is super importantIt has connections with immune health, mental health, cognition, heart health and inflammation.Everyone's gut is unique and a diverse diet with mostly plants is a great starting point.However … many people have gut microbe imbalances that prevent them from eating a diversity of foods and particularly foods with high amounts of fibre that are paradoxically great for the gut.If this happens to be you, a strategy for improving your guts adaptability and ultimately creating a flexible eating method that allows you to eat tons of food is to:Keep a food diaryRule out other causes such as gallbladder dysfunction or constipationRestrict, Observe and ReintroduceConsider the wider impacts of lifestyle on your gut🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/23·1h 56m

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

Ever wondered about the environmental impact of your food choices?How can you offset that flight to Tenerife?Do you know about food fraud?How about why the food industry tricks you into thinking that it’s all about calories?Professor Tim Spector OBE, is back on the podcast to talk about Food for Life, his new book that is awesome! Tim and I also discuss the many wondrous and surprising properties of everyday foods, which scientists are only just beginning to understand. Plus a look into his nutrition company ‘Zoe’ and the latest in personalised medicine.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/23·1h 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

#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

#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.