The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

By Dr Rupy Aujla

Welcome to The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast with Dr Rupy Aujla. Covering a range of topics from the principles of healthy eating to how to prevent and treat illness, Dr Rupy and his panel of experts draw on the latest research to give you actionable tips to help supercharge your health.What you choose to put on your plate is one of the most important health interventions anyone can make. Dr Rupy's cooksbook, The Doctor's Kitchen and his latest, Eat To Beat Illness, are out now all good bookshops and ebook.

Episodes

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

Seen any Cannabis products lately? We have, over the last few years, become completely inundated with cannabis products across the shelves of wellness and health stores. Online blogs claim miracle cures from everything you could think of. Sleep, anxiety, cancer, AI conditions, eczema, acne, libido. As a doctor I’m asked about this from patients a lot, but honestly I’ve had no formal training in the products and up until now I haven’t really looked at much research. So is this an incredible and legitimate supplement with a myriad of uses? Or is this modern day snake oilWell today, I’m speaking with Dr Dani Gordon. Dr Dani is a double board certified medical doctor, integrative medicine physician, Family medicine doctor and world leading expert in CBD, cannabis medicine. She also co-founded the non-profit, UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians's Society (MCCS), which trained the UK's first cannabis medicine specialists and helped set up the UK's first cannabis medicine centres.She has lectured at Imperial College, King’s College, and UCL on medical cannabis. She also developed the first medical cannabis training program for physicians in the UK and is a consultant for clinical research in cannabinoid medicine working with top researchers around the world. Dr Dani Gordon is the perfect person to be speaking to on this subject and we have a fascinating conversation talking about:Her first interaction with cannabis medicine and plant medicineThe historical use of cannabis as a plant medicineThe types of chemicals found in the cannabis plantThe endocannabinoid system and how cannabis may exert its affectsThe risks of using CannabisThe uses of cannabis in dementia, parkinsons, gut disorders Tips on how to use cannabis as a wellness productDisclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and not to be taken as medical advice. The podcast guest and host always recommend speaking to your medical practitioner before taking any new supplements or products.Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for the full show notes and social media links for this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/201h 7m

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

On this episode I’m joined by Dr Lauren Macdonald, who worked as a doctor in Brighton for several years before being diagnosed with aggressive stage 4 cancer in 2014. The years that followed gave her a deep understanding of what it is to face a life-threatening illness. Consequently, she became fascinated by the emotional experience of illness, the mind-body connection, and the body’s ability to self-heal.To optimise her chance of survival she explored Integrative Medicine, specifically focusing on nutrition, the gut microbiome, and stress management techniques, alongside conventional medical treatment. She achieved complete remission in 2016 and has gone on to study vedic meditation, Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Ashtanga yoga.We talked about:Her cancer journey, what is like to be a doctor with cancer and her experiences within the NHS systemStress and inflammation in diseaseHow she was able to overcome trauma in her lifeGut health and its importance during therapyHer experiences of yoga and learning more about surrendering herself to the universeThe power of nature as a healerHer personal use of psychedelics and her thoughts on its potential use in medicineCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and all social media links for this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/201h 16m

BONUS EPISODE! Ask Me Anything with Dr Rupy

This week we have a special bonus episode of The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast - where I'll be answering some of your most commonly asked nutrition and lifestyle medicine questions, and I'll be answering them whilst I cook up a delicious meal!This podcast is brought to you in partnership with Sainsburys - I'm delighted to be working with Sainsburys who are helping you cook up something magical this Autumn.During the episode, I'll be cooking a delicious roasted vegetable and freekeh and feta salad - a recipe that you can find here on the Sainsbury's websiteCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full details of this and all our other episodes  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/2049m 19s

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

Today I’m chatting with a good friend and colleague Dr. Catherine Zollman, who is Medical Director at Penny Brohn UK, a charity which in provides Integrative Support and Self-Management Education for people affected by cancer. She is also an NHS GP, an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol, and was Macmillan Clinical Cancer Lead for BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group 2014-2019. She studied medical oncology before specialising in General Practice and completing a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine (University of Arizona).On the podcast we discuss a number of topics including:What integrative oncology means?The need to bring the worlds of conventional medicine, lifestyle medicine and complementary medicine togetherIntelligent combinations of lifestyle and integrative approaches to deliver better outcomesExplaining the services that PBUK usually offers, and what it offers now during lockdownBreaking down the barriers and why healthcare still feels so "siloed" and oppositional?Why is evidence on the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions not better known or understood by the conventional medical system?Why does medicine/conventional healthcare not harness the power of the activated patient more?Working with Possibility vs Probability - how to avoid False Hope and False Hopelessness and find a middle path of Realistic Hope.How to enthuse conventional healthcare professionals and students about the power of nutrition, movement, breathing practices, nature, therapeutic relationships, creativity, realistic hope, love, meaning and purpose to help people live better and need less medication.Challenges in researching lifestyle and complementary approachesOutcomes as measured in a realistic and methodical way to inspire and enact change Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and full show notes for the episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/201h 13m

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

In today’s podcast we talk about everything to do with the “emperor of all maladies”, the big C. Myself and Professor Robert have met on a couple of occasions at conferences geared toward healthy lifestyle and cancer, and I could not think of a more educated and enthusiastic person to have on the podcast who is up to date with the evidence and continues to wave the flag for lifestyle medicine and oncology.Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire. He is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit conducting designing and conducting government backed studies evaluating the impact of exercise, diet and natural therapies. More recently, he led the analysis of the 155,000 patient data set (PLCO) which has linked sugar with an increased cancer and tea and broccoli with cancer prevention. In 2019, he wrote the book “Keep Healthy after Cancer”, and remains medical advisor for the lifestyle and cancer website Cancernet.co.uk.We frame our conversation into 3 distinct areas to avoid confusion. What to eat to prevent cancer, during cancer and post cancer with the aim of reducing risk and improving outcomes. As cancer is an extremely broad field and confusing for even medical professionals to understand it’s biology, I want to remind listeners and viewers that this is general information and not to be taken as medical advice. In today’s pod we talk aboutWhat Cancer isThe balance of genetic vs acquired cancer and the influence of lifestyle on riskThe general principles of how to avoid cancerWhat foods to eatHow food exerts a positive impact on cancer riskHow we investigate the anti-cancer impact of foodGut health and cancerThe Warburg effectThe implication of excess sugar on cancer riskWhat to eat during cancerThe potential for ‘prehab’ initiativesVitamin D, Polyphenol and Probiotic supplements, Vitamin SupplementsPost Cancer lifestyle regimens to reduce the risk of recurrenceWhat an anti-cancer diet looks likeThe Future of Oncology: Individualised medicine, Immunotherapy and Metabolic Oncology Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and show notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/201h 51m

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

Abby Rose is Physicist and further studied nuclear and particle physics for her masters, and has now become a leading voice in a new dawn in farming. A farmer and soil health advocate, Abby was named one of 50 New Radicals by The Guardian and Nesta in 2018 for her work developing simple apps that help build ecology, profitability and beauty on farms around the world.Five years ago, -founded the award-winning British podcast, Farmerama Radio, as a way for farmers to share their experiences and ideas in creating a more ecological farming future. The monthly show has quickly become a leading voice in the global regenerative movement, highlighting the positive role farmers play in determining the future of the earth and its people.Abby splits her time between working on her family farm, Vidacycle, in Chile, and visiting farms on multiple continents learning from soils and understanding what it's going to take to build a more ecological farming futureToday we discuss:● What is regenerative farming? Regenerative vs sustainable farming● Why soil health on farms is important and how does it link to our health?● How can we eat more regeneratively? What does that mean?● Nutrient Bioavailability in food and how to measure it● How are we going to feed the world? Who really produces the world’s food?● Seed and Grain heritage and sovereignty● Politics, Brexit and EU structures that traditionally have disabled progress● How can people get more involved in the farming movement today Do visit The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and all social media links for this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/201h 43m

#69 Eat for your Hair, with Dr Ingrid Wilson

I’m delighted to be joined on the show today by Dr Ingrid Wilson, Director of Crewe Hair and Skin Clinic which primarily helps people with hair loss, scalp problems and skin concerns. Having been a GP in the NHS for 20 years, Dr Wilson takes a holistic approach to hair and skin, and provides hair treatments in the clinic to help care for textured hair. She is one of the few trichologists in the country able to prescribe for hair loss conditions, and she enjoys collaborating with other trichologists from other professional backgrounds so that clients can access hair replacement systems, hairdressing and scalp micropigmentation from the clinic. Today we talked about:The different types of hair lossHow Dr Ingrid assesses the root cause of hair lossNutritional considerations for healthy hairThe new tests that help determine what treatments are worthwhileSupplements that may be useful in hair lossPharmaceutical options and other hair treatmentsGreying and what could helpAnswering some of your questions about hair products, oils and moreCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and full show notes for this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/09/201h 21m

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

I’m joined by Richie, or “The Breath Guy”, for a great bonus episode on breathwork and to celebrate the release of his new book “Exhale”Richie is a leading figure and evangelist for Breathwork, the next revolution in health and wellness. He is a Breathwork coach, author and speaker and it is his mission to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork to the world. We finish up with an energising breathwork session that I know you’ll enjoy!On the show today we talk about:The process of writing a book and taking the reader on a journey through the importance of breathingThe utility of breathing for different conditionsHis anecdotal experiences of breathworkAn ‘energiser bunny’ breathwork session Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and full show notes for the episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/09/2054m 22s

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

Dr Jessica Briscoe and Dr Katy Munro are my guests from The National Migraine Centre which is the only national charity that provides a clinic for migraine sufferers and cluster headache patients. They have been delivering expert and evidence-based support for 40 years.In addition, they are committed to advocating their desperate cause and educating healthcare professionals and started their own podcast called Heads Up, which aims to provide useful information for those suffering with headache.Migraine is the third most common chronic disease in the world, affecting an estimated one in seven people and two to three times more women than men. In the UK approximately 25 million days are lost each year from work or school because of migraines which is why I wanted to do a comprehensive podcast on this topic discussing food and Lifestyle measures for migraine sufferers.We discuss:Why regular eating is key and maintenance of glucose and insulin levels to avoid attacksMigraine Diet myths and potential food triggersLow carb, high protein & fat balance measuresThe potential use of Ketogenic diets for chronic pain and migraineFood supplements with evidence: Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Co-enzyme Q-10More info about migraine lifestyle, prevention and stress reduction techniques Please see The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and show notes information  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/09/201h 31m

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

On the show today I’m delighted to welcome Rachel Clarkson. Rachel is a leading Nutrigenomic Specialist Dietitian - using world renowned, next generation technology and expert analysis to create Personalised Wellness programmes for her clients under the name of The DNA Dietitian. She is a guest lecturer for St Mary’s University MSc in Genetics & Nutrition and sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of two health tech platforms.On the show today we chat about:Her background in dietetics and why she decided to specialise in personalised nutritionThe basics of what a gene isEpigenetics and how this relates to food and environment changesThe difference between nutrigenetic tests and deterministic gene investigationsDisease risk versus modifier (metabolic) gene testsWhy a one size fits all model in medicine and nutrition is not good enough anymoreRachel’s approach to consulting with patients in clinicHow to personalise diets for fertility, obesity and moreOut of the 10s of 1000s of single nucleotide polymorphisms, how do we determine which ones are important This is an incredibly interesting field of nutrition and medicine that is definitely something which will become the norm in the future. Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and show notes  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/09/201h 41m

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

My guest today is David Hamilton PhD. A writer, columnist, speaker and author of 10 books covering the science of kindness, self esteem, and the mind body connection. He is the ‘Kindness Tsar’ and has been featured on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch Live in the UK, and on CBS Sunday Morning in the US.We talk broadly about the subjects of kindness, self esteem, mind body medicine as well as his personal journey from organic chemist at a well known pharmaceutical company, to now having the courage and confidence to preach what he practices.On the show today we talk about:The placebo effectCultivated Inner self confidence and esteemManifesting physical changes in the body and brain with visualisation and mental exerciseThe antidote to stress hormonesThe virality of KindnessThe difference between toxic positivity and empathyKindness and Positivity as a muscle that needs to be workedI’d definitely recommend that you go and check out David’s selection of published books - covering Kindness, How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body and Self Love - all of which can be found here on his websitePlease do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and guest links and resources for this podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/08/201h 29m

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

Today I discuss the wonderful world of musical therapy with Professor Nigel Osbourne. His works have been featured in most major international festivals and performed by many leading orchestras and ensembles around the world. He has also composed extensively for the theatre and through his Institute in Edinburgh, is exploring the interfaces of music and science in important areas such as mental and physical well-being.He has also pioneered methods of using music and the creative arts to support children who are victims of conflict. This approach was developed during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-95), and since then the work has been implemented widely in the Balkan region, the Caucasus (Chechnya), the Middle East (Palestine, Syria and Lebanon), East Africa and South East Asia. He is currently working with Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, and planning a new intervention in Yemen. In 2009 he was awarded the Freedom Prize of the Peace Institute, Sarajevo, for his work for Bosnian children during the siege of the city. In today’s podcast we discuss:Nigel’s background and experience in Bosnia, Sarajevo, during the conflictThe wave of energy hitting you if you spark joy in children with musicHow this led to a deeper understanding and exploration of the neuroscience of musical therapyThe Neurological, Biological and Psychological impact of musicHow music is the social glue that enhances our sense of wellbeing and is universally recognisable across culturesThe applications across disciplines such as ADHD, Dyslexia, PTSD, Depression, Mental Health and Neurodegenerative diseaseX-System – A project that aims to predict our neurophysiological reaction based on computational data allowing personalised music therapyHow music sculpts our inner senses, our autonomic nervous system and our hormones We also wanted to share with you a project that is very close to Nigel's heart - Edinburgh Direct Aid. Nigel is currently supporting a music therapy project they are running in Lebanon. The Director of the project - Dr Denis Rutovitz, is a former Human Geneticist and Medical Researcher, and the Medical Adviser, Dr Colin Cooper, a hugely respected retired Edinburgh GP. Please do have a look at the work they do, they would be delighted with any support.Please do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and guest links and resources for this podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/201h 6m

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

My guest today is Tom Bates, a performance psychologist who applies fast, easy and accessible performance enhancing techniques to elite sports men and women based on the Science of Psychology.His work has extended into other sports beyond premiership football including GB athletes in Basketball, Swimming, Boxing, Rugby, Golf and Fencing and is working toward Tokyo 2021.Our conversation today spans a multitude of topics includingHow to harness better Self-AwarenessHow changing your Perception of the environment will drastically change your experience of itRealising you are in total control of your emotions enables you to be bulletproof from insecurity and negative energyHow to nurture an Authentic selfEven though Tom has worked with highly motivated people his whole life who are looking for that extra 1-5% of better performance, his work and learnings are relevant to all of us and I think if you think of yourself struggling with any aspect of behavior, health or habit change, you will definitely enjoy this podWe also talk about using:Visualisation exercisesThe Law of AttractionWhich are two things I strongly believe in and touch upon at the end of the podcast episode.And do check out Tom's book - the Future Coach - which I'm sure you'll find super interesting too.You'll find full show notes along with other guest information including social media links on the podcast section of The Doctor's Kitchen website   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/08/201h 2m

#63 Eating for The Menopause with Dr Hannah Short

My guest today is Dr Hannah Short, a GP and women's health specialist who has personal experience of surgical POI (primary ovarian insufficiency), having undergone a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the womb, fallopian tubes and both ovaries) at the age of just 35. She now sees patients from across the POI spectrum and uses a combination approach of both HRT medication and nutrition and lifestyle changes. An ambassador for the Daisy Network, Hannah has big aspirations to improve Menopausal awareness and care across the country.Hannah has a keen interest in the role of plant-based nutrition in female hormonal health, in particular the association between the gut microbiome and oestrogen metabolism. In 2018, Hannah completed the eCornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition and has undertaken further training in lifestyle medicine with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). On the show today we talk about:Hannah’s personal story - Endometriosis and surgically induced menopause and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)Defining the Menopause and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)What is normally meant to happen in the menopause The pathophysiology behind the commonest symptomsHow the menopause effects chronic conditionsThe gut microbiome and oestrogen metabolism“Oestrogen dominance”How a plant based diet can help lessen menopausal and menstrual symptomsThe impact of inflammation on the menopauseHRT and the different types - body vs bio - identical and their usesSoy and the menopauseSupplements and the menopauseDo check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for more information on this episode and my guest - there's some great reference information over there.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/202h 3m

#62 Fasting and Medicine with Professor Valter Longo

My guest today is a world renowned scientist and researcher Professor Valter Longo. Most well recognised for his work in the longevity field and fasting., Valter has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy eating. He is the Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California – Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles, and the Director of the Longevity and Cancer Program at the IFOM Institute of Molecular Oncology in Milan, Italy. He is the author of the best seller “The Longevity Diet” and is also the scientific director of the Create Cures Foundation and the Valter Longo Foundation. On today’s pod we talk aboutWhat fasting means and the different types of fastingThe longevity diet and the fasting mimicking diet (FMD), and what are their aims?Does the scientific data suggest benefit?Which are the main features of the longevity diet? How many meals should be eaten each day?Why fasting works on longevity?How does the fasting mimicking diet work?The utility of FMD in the treatment of cancer, autoimmune conditions and metabolic disorders Do check out Professor Longo's book - The Longevity Diet - it really is a very interesting read and full of such great information.Social Media LinksWebsiteFacebook Instagram  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/201h 14m

#61 Eating for your Eyes with Dr Rudrani Banik

My guest today is Dr Rudrani Banik MD, an award-winning Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine who also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Banik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for board certification in her field. She is sought out as an expert in the media and has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS Evening.She applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system. She offers a unique approach to managing conditions such as dry eye, macular degeneration, blepharitis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, uveitis, and other autoimmune conditions. She is also the founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based in New York City.On today’s podcast we talk about:How does nutrition affect health?What are the best foods for eye health and how do they impact the visual systemWhat foods can help protect against cataracts/macular degeneration/glaucoma? Beyond food, what supplements/herbs should you take for your vision? Prevention and slowing of the commonest causes of blindnessSo how do we reduce symptoms of digital eye strain? Is there a connection between nutrition and dry eyes?What can you do to protect children's vision? Actionable tips to protect our eyes with food and lifestyleBio links:Relevant Links: https://rudranibanikmd.com/https://www.instagram.com/dr.ranibanik/https://twitter.com/RudraniBanikMDhttps://www.facebook.com/NYCNeuroOphthalmology/Further links:http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e00198-16.full - contact lens wearinghttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045141/ - microbiome and ophthalmic diseasehttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1542012416300386https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39945/title/Visualizing-the-Ocular-Microbiome/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/201h 1m

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

My guest on the show today is David A. Sinclair, Ph.D, a tenured Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, he is best known for his work on genes and small molecules that delay ageing, including the Sirtuins, NAD precursors, Resveratrol and other epigenetic modifiers. He has received many honours including a feature on TIME magazine’s list of the “100 most influential people in the world” and this podcast episode about how to treat and reverse ageing will give you a glimpse into why he is so deserving.On the show we talk about:The hallmarks of ageing and why to distinguish it as a diseaseInstead of trying to tackle each one of the 8 central tenants of ageing, how Prof is looking at the epigenomeSirtuins and their role in ageing, DNA repair and gene expressionAMPK, MTor, Sirtuins as regulators of lifespan and defence pathwaysMethods of fighting ageing and activating the body’s natural defence systemsEnergy restriction, aerobic exercise, sauna and cold shock therapyenergy restriction, exercise triggering hypoxia, sauna, cold shock therapy,NAD and NAD precursors, Metformin, rapamycin and resveratrol as molecules that can improve ageingWhy we need to treat ageing like a disease, which forms the foundation of multiple diseases. If we cure ageing, we cure a lot.The ethical considerations of increasing lifespan Do check out David’s work and his latest book - Lifespan - Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To.All other social media links are noted here below.YouTubeWebsiteTwitterInstagram  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/2057m 20s

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

Today’s podcast is with the wonderful Dr Lisa Mosconi, PhD, author of the brand new book “The XX Brain” and the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she also serves as associate professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She is a board-certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner and somebody who is championing better, more inclusive research that recognises the distinctiveness of the female brain for improved clinical outcomes. I loved her first book “Brain food”, and this new book is an incredible addition to her literary works and a way to empower women across the world to make more evidence based informed choices about their health and wellbeing with respects to brain health. On Today’s podcast we talk about:The statistics regarding how women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, poor recovery from brain injuries, Autoimmune conditions like MS and Alzheimer's disease.What she refers to as Bikini MedicineHer personal Story of Alzheimer’s in her familyWhat the ‘Women’s Brain initiative’ aims to achieve in scienceHow women's brains age distinctly from men'sThe unique risks women faceHow memory lapses, depression, stress, insomnia and the increased risk of dementia are key issues during menopause that arise in the brain rather than the reproductive organsThe key brain-protective hormone: OestrogenAbandoning one size fits all medicine and embracing personalised medicine8 steps to improving women’s brain health including: Diet, Stress reduction, Sleep, harnessing the power of the Microbiome, deciding if HRT therapy is for you, Environmental toxins and supplementsDefinitely do check out Dr Lisa's book - “The XX Brain” - which is a brilliant read and full of super interesting and helpful and easy to understand information.All other social media links are noted here below.WebsiteTwitterInstagram  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/201h 21m

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

For the second part of our reversing ageing series, my guest today is Dr Daniel J. Levitin.  A neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University. He is the bestselling author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics.Daniel is a thought leader in the field of ageing and neuroscience, he has read thousands of research papers on the brain through the ages and his new book draws on cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate the cognitive benefits of getting older. On the show today we talk about:The beliefs that surround the ageing processOur assumptions around memory loss and our focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'How our decision-making skills improve as we ageHow happiness improves in agePractical and cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during each decade of their lifeHow to age joyouslyWe also dive into Dan’s food preferences, flair for music and some incredible stories from his life’s workI would really recommend to check out Dan's book - The Changing Mind - it really is well worth a readAnd do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and do check out all our other podcast episodes too!Guest Social Media LinksWebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/201h 21m

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

My guest today is Sue Armstrong, journalist and author of the fantastic book “Borrowed Time – The Science of How and Why We Age”.We have a conversation about all things related to ageing, why it occurs, why there’s renewed interest in it and what we can do about it. Sue beautifully lays out the history of longevity research in her book, the origins of this fascinating scientific discipline and what the latest research means for you.Sue is a writer and broadcaster specialising in science, health and development issues. As a foreign correspondent, she covered EU affairs from Brussels for 3 years. Based subsequently in South Africa for 8 years, she reported for a variety of media - notably New Scientist magazine, BBC World Service radio, and various UN agencies including the World Health Organization, for whom her major focus was the AIDS epidemic then spreading explosively in East, Central and southern Africa. On the show today we discuss:How Sue's career got started as well as her experience reporting on Nelson Mandelas release from prisonHer time spent researching and reporting on HIVThe origins of ageing research and interrelated tales of mavericks, worms and fruitflies The different theories of why we ageCellular senescence The ageing immune systemCalorie restriction and its pros and consWhether the quest for longevity is a narcissistic endeavourTrue gerontology vs the “immortalists”  And definitely go and check out Sue's book - 'Borrowed Time - The Science of How and Why We Age' which is a really super interesting read.All other social media links for Sue are noted below here and do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and links to publications and articles that Sue wanted to share with listeners.Guest Social Media LinksTwitter  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/201h 39m

#56 Food as Medicine with Dr William Li

My guest today is the truly inspirational  Dr William W. Li, MD. An internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times Bestseller 'Eat to Beat Disease - The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself'. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide, and covers more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and CNBC and has been featured in USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. Dr. Li is President and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation.We talk about a range of topics from his latest book including the 5 defence systems of the body:Your Microbes, stems cells, immune system , angiogenesis, your genes and how nutrition and lifestyle can positively influence them. As a food as medicine pioneer who started these conversations way before I even thought of The Doctor’s Kitchen, Dr Li has been a true inspiration of mine. On this episode we talk aboutThe microbiota, how certain foods can improve your body’s ability to regulate sugarWhat stem cells are and the different types of foods that can help promote regenerationThe difference between pro and anti-angiogenesis and why both are helpful and harmful depending on the circumstance and how food can positively help with both.The benefits of food for the immune system supportThe utility of combining epidemiology, lab studies and human trials to determine which foods we should consume.The future of food prescriptions and how medicine could look in 10-15 years timeThe impact of food to positively impact the efficacy of medicine in the field of cancer, cardiology and neurology. And definitely go and check out Dr William Li's book - 'Eat to Beat Disease - The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself' - it's a fascinating book and most certainly well worth a read.Guest Social Media LinksWebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTube  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/201h 8m

#55 Being a Healthy Vegan with BOSH!

Today on the show I'm absolutely delighted to welcome along Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, the duo that make up BOSH!It's likely that you've already heard of BOSH, they're the UKs leading Vegan influencers.  They launched BOSH to show people how great plant-based food could be and back in 2016 they posted a video that pretty much went viral overnight.Since then, they've had an amazing 2 billion views online, with an average of 26 million views a month  - quite incredible isn't it and just shows what a following they have and how interested we are as a nation in plant based eating. Henry and Ian and are the UK’s bestselling vegan authors with 4 published books so far. And with their latest book - Healthy Vegan being a Sunday Times Bestseller. And to top everything off, they now host the first vegan cookery series on mainstream TV, called Living on The Veg which you can find on ITV. It's a fantastic show and helps to make plant based eating so much more accessible - definitely do go and check it out!On the episode today you'll hear us chat through the followingHow Henry and Ian first got into plant based eatingThe mission for BOSH in the UK and further afieldVeganism and nutritionHow they create such a great culture within their companyWhat it's like running a business together I really think you're going to love this episode - it's such a great conversation with two super guys who are completely open and honest throughout our conversation and what a great community they have built up together.And you absolutely must check out the most recent BOSH cookbook - Healthy Vegan  it's a super book with tons of great recipes that you will absolutely love - and do have a look at the other books too.All other social media links for BOSH are noted below here.Make sure you check out the recipe I cooked for Henry and Ian too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube Channel. I re-created a recipe from their book - it's a Goan style curry and is delicious.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today's episodeAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/201h 20m

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

Today I speak with author and activist Jonathan Safran Foer about the current pandemic, how he is coping and an inconvenient problem that dwarfs the impact of Covid. The big C – Climate.Jonathan is the author of three award-winning and internationally best-selling novels. He won The Guardian Book Prize for his debut novel, was included in Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists” issue as well as The New Yorker’s“20 under 40” list of the best young writers in the US; and his books are published in over 30 languagesAnd I know what you’re thinking. Yes it’s important. Yes I know I should be doing more. And no I’m not doing enough. It’s too hard.In today's espisode we talk about:How the actions of ordinary people as a collective can have huge impactsNot to rely on the government for action and how we can actThe simplest most effective solution is dietHow we are all hypocrites and a layer of realism is usefulWhy climate change and global warming has a branding problemJonathan Safran Foer's book, We Are The Weather, is out now, definitely do go and check it out. Along with another one of Jonathan's books - Eating Animals, it’s certainly one of my must reads for anybody interested in nutrition and how food choices impact the environment.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes lifestyle hacks and more tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible - and please do give us a 5* rating on your podcast player to help support our podcast through this difficult time.Check out the podcast notes on The Doctor's Kitchen Website for links to more articles and books on this subject.Guest Social Media LinksFacebookInstagram  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/201h 2m

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

Welcome to a special episode of The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast - LIVE!Today’s podcast was filmed recently on Zoom with a live audience of 20 people online - what a great experience and a real pleasure to connect with those in the audience.Earlier this year, I introduced the idea of what I wanted to create as an immersive Doctor’s Kitchen experience - a supper club event with 3 guest interviews and an opportunity for those attending to ask live questions.The initial idea revolved around 3 core themes: EAT, MOTIVATE & INSPIRE. Unfortunately, we had to postpone the supper club event for obvious reasons - so I thought instead that I would reflect on a few events of the last couple of months as well as giving an opportunity to those in the audience of the live podcast to ask me anything.Some of the key topics I talk about today include:How we cultivate a community that is able to look after itself effortlessly?How can we grow from this tragic experience?The renewed realisation of the wider determinants of health, namely community, connection and purpose.Financial, Environmental and Societal impacts on healthy lifestyles and the responsibility of our government to enhance the resilience of our populationI also pose the opportunity of this current situation as a moment to rethink the immediacy of other looming catastrophes, namely the environment and microbial resistance. And I close with a short discussion on rethinking our food landscape to appreciate the addictive nature of processed foods and the importance of nutritional medicine. I do hope that you find this episode informative and useful at this time, and I would really love your feedback on the episodes that we are sharing here.  Let me know on our Instagram, Facebook & Twitter pages.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes lifestyle hacks and more tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible - and please do give us a 5* rating on your podcast player to help support our podcast through this difficult time.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/201h 2m

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

Today on the podcast I welcome along George Monbiot - who is is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner.George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan; and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40m times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, that he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 50m times.As we witness an improvement in the crisis and anticipate the relaxation of social distancing, I wanted to talk about the opportunities to learn and reform our political systems that globally have been woefully unprepared and slow to respond.As we try to recuperate the losses both emotionally, physically and financially I’m trying to cultivate the opinions of thinkers from around the world who have long documented the unfolding crises in society that have now spectacularly revealed themselves to us.In this episode, we talk about:How to harness intrinsic human values of kindness to foster better wellbeing in societyHow cooperation and altruism is hardwired in our neurobiologyThe evolution of humans would have required community and kindness to survive rather than the prevailing narrative of individualism and inequalityNeoliberalism in politics and how we have evolved over the 20th and 21st centuryThe impact of immersing ourselves in a virtual worldHow we address alienation and loneliness, which are the defining conditions of our time.The rise in social initiatives and Accidental activistsWhat will we reward in a post pandemic era? Those with material wealth and social influence or those who seek to build community and foster relationships?Is this an opportunity to build a doughnut economy?Big Organising in the wake of the PandemicAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media LinksWebsiteTwitterInstagram  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/2053m 28s

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

In today’s episode I talk to Head of Research at Combat Stress, Dr Dominic Murphy. Combat Stress are the UKs leading charity for veterans' mental health. For a century they have been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future.I think it would be a pragmatic choice to start discussing the mental implications of COVID- 19 on healthcare workers that have not only witnessed events but may have been involved in some huge decisions that challenge our moral code.I'm sure that you will find our discussion today really interesting and thought provoking.On the podcast, we talk about:Dominic’s work as a Clinical Psychologist and PTSD with war veteransThe extent of PTSD and predisposing factorsWhat is a moral injury?The relationship between moral injury and PTSDWhy look at moral injury - why do some people not respond well to gold standard treatments for PTSDWhat are we doing in the UK to explore moral injuryIs moral injury relevant during the current COVID-19 crisis?Preventative measures with food, alcohol and exerciseThe prevalence of PTSD before the pandemic and what needs to change in both the culture of medicine and access to care Please do be sure to check out the Combat Stress Website where they have some fantastic resources and support available and also look up their social media pages (links below)You'll also find links on The Doctor's Kitchen Website to the papers that Dominic and I discussed on the podcast.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Pages:WebsiteFacebookTwitter  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/2055m 22s

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

In today's podcast I speak with Dr Jeffrey Rediger where we talk about spontaneous remissions or ‘medical miracles’ that he has been studying for over 15 years.Dr Jeffrey Rediger is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director for the McLean SouthEast Adult Psychiatric Programs.He has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and publishes in the fields of medicine, psychiatry and spirituality. He has now released his first book - Cured - the remarkable science and stories of spontaneous healing and recovery.Conventionally ignored by the scientific literature as outliers, anomalies or likely a result of misdiagnosis, Dr Jeffrey decided to dedicate a large part of his career studying these cases in the hope of trying to find out if there is anything we could learn from them. What he revealed is a fascinating collection of stories that has changed his thinking on medicine and how we practice. It could be the revolution in medicine many patients and doctors are crying out for. Rather than adding legitimacy to those trying to exploit people's hope and belief, Dr Jeffrey sees a new way of examining unusual cases of remission through the lens of science. On our talk today we cover the following:The placebo effect How belief plays into remissionPutting the body into a “Healing Mode”Why love, compassion and kindness are key to health and longevityNegativity biasThe accidents of biology and how they lead to the secrets of healthFlexing your Vagus NerveThe 4 pillars of healing - Immunity, Stress, Identity, Nutrition Please do be sure to check out Jeff Rediger's book - Cured (Penguin, 2020) - released this year and available through most good bookstores or online booksellers.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Links:WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2058m 16s

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

In this weeks podcast I speak with Professor Guy Standing. A professorial research associate and former professor at SOAS University of London and world expert on Universal basic Income.He is also a co-founder and current co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international non-governmental organization that promotes basic income as a right.In light of the evolving pandemic I wanted to shift the conversation from reacting to the current scenario, to considering what opportunities there are to grow from this.In the same way the British public and government created a universal healthcare system in the wake of WWII, perhaps our current scenario provides the foundation for even more radical thinking.Today we discuss Basic Income as a measure that could alleviate societal suffering that started years before the pandemic, but has been extenuated and magnified as a result of the virus.What we understand more than ever is the inequality within our communities, the effects of which will last far beyond the closure of this health crisis and will continue unless we think more carefully and imaginatively about how we structure our society.We talk through the following:Basic constructs of what Universal Basic Income meansThe ethical and economic arguments for Basic IncomeIdeas and culture shifts in politics and society that need to be in place for basic income to workProfessor Standing's experiences with instituting Basic Income in communities across the world I hope that this situation has made more of us think more compassionately and kindly toward our neighbours both internationally as well as nationally and that this podcast ignites a different way of thinking even if you do not agree with the notion of Basic income.Please do be sure to check out Professor Standings book - Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now (Bloomsbury, 2020) - released this year and available through most good bookstores or online booksellers.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Links:WebsiteFacebook  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/201h 17m

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

Today I chat with the amazing Dr Sheri Dewan - who is a board-certified neurosurgeon, and who was inspired to become a doctor after her mother was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured brain aneurysm.Dr. Dewan is one of just 219 female neurosurgeons in the United States (there are just less than 4,000 neurosurgeons nationally, in total) - she works at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University and completed her neurosurgical residency at the well renowned Brown University.She specializes in pituitary tumors, gamma knife radiosurgery and minimally invasive degenerative spine disorders and Dr Sheri is a passionate advocate for women's brain health and diet how our lifestyle and the food we eat can impact our brain health.In today’s episode we talk about the evolving situation with COVID-19 in Chicago and the flexibility of healthcare systems there and nationally in the USA to respond to the unveiling crisis. We also talk about how Dr Sheri’s regular job has changed how she is now gearing up to work in intensive care.It's really interesting to hear some other stories from the front line and how America is dealing with the situation over there.On this episode we also talk about the following:Posture - and working from home, what we can all do to help ourselves and our posture right now including regular movementNeck flexion and some tips from Dr Sheri on how to make improvements in this areaDegenerative back issues with some tips on how to prevent and manage back pain with exercises and foodHow exercises such as Yoga and Pilates can be incredibly beneficial to help with flexibility and core strengthDr Dewan's incredible experience and career thus farHow females in the medical industry can forge ahead with incredibly successful careersDr Sheri’s meditation practice that she has kept up for over 20 years throughout her trainingHow cultivating self care in our society has never been more importantWe end with a positive note on what good can come of this current situation and how to deal with the anxiety of the unknownListener Note: In light of the situation, we talk about some distressing facts regarding the fatality of healthcare workers that some listeners may find difficult to hear. Caution is advised.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media Links:WebsiteInstagramTwitter  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/2046m 15s

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

On the podcast today I welcome along Dr Attam Singh for another special episode relating to COVID-19.Originally, Dr Singh was coming onto the podcast with me to talk about the use of CBD in healthcare. He is a clinical associate of the London Pain Clinic and a consultant in pain medicine. He qualified in qualified in anaesthesia before becoming professional trained as a Consultant in Pain Medicine.We were going to talk about all things CBD related with Dr Attam - it's use in pain, anxiety, what CBD is, where it comes from and what the legislation is. He is one of the only medical registered practitioners using CBD in these ways in clinic and would have been an ideal guest to share all of these insights with us - but we will definitely record another episode on this subject in the future.Today however we are going to be talking with Dr Attam about COVID-19 and his experience thus far - including how he is one of the thousands of doctors who have been drafted straight into emergency rotas staffing intensive care units in the UK, looking after the sickest patients with COVID-19.I would like to exercise some caution for anyone listening to this episode - the details certainly in the first part of the episode are directly from the front line and are very in depth, so if you are suffering from anxiety or overwhelm at this time, you may wish to listen to the second half of the episode where we talk about the optimistic outcomes and what we can learn from this pandemic going forward, or alternatively have a listen to another of our wonderful episodes.We talk about the following in our episode today:The change in Dr Attam's role over the last few weeksHis in depth front line ITU experience with COVID-19Current pressing issues regarding drugs and the oxygen supplies in the UKThe current treatments for COVID-19Coping mechanisms for us all at this timeThe techniques that Dr Attam uses to remain calm in ITUPotential positives that can come from the current pandemicWhat we have to look forward to in the coming monthsAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Social Media Links:WebsiteFacebookTwitterYoutube  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2048m 49s

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

On the podcast this week we're taking a slightly different approach - we usually cover topics such as food, medicine and lifestyle, but in light of the current situation I thought it would be pertinent to share something else with you this week.We're delaying our future episodes for the time being and I wanted to talk to you today about the COVID19 situation - there's a lot of details out there at the moment and it's an incredibly overwhelming amount of information coming from many many different sources, including social media.This weeks episode is geared toward arming you with the tools to understand the current news, how to contextualise the scary scenarios and what to expect from the numbers over the next few weeks.So today, I wanted to share with youMy thoughts on 'what you need to know' regarding the current COVID19 situation (as of 28th March)A 'How to' guide for dealing with quarantine and the positive effects it can have including opportunities for kindnessHow you can be supporting your mental healthWays to look after your physical health and your nutrition intakeThe impact the situation may be having on teenagers/studentsTips on navigating social media and the media/news at the current timeMy current work within the NHS and ways that you may be able to help and get involvedWhat we're doing within The Doctor's Kitchen to provide support and information throughout this time I appreciate that there's a lot of news and information out there at the moment on COVID19, so please do feel free to listen to as little or as much of this episode as you can at this current time.And don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter where we will be continuing to share weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2052m 22s

Special Episode: Eat For Immunity with Dr Jenna Macciochi

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic - we thought it was a good opportunity for us to re-release a fantastic podcast that we recorded with Immunologist - Dr Jenna Macciochi, who specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease.There's a lot of information around at the moment concerning our immune health and we thought it would be a great opportunity to remind people just how incredible our bodies are and what we can all do to help ourselves stay well at this time.For more specific information and a detailed Q&A session that I held recently on Instagram with Dr Jenna - please click this link here to view the conversation on YouTube. The topics that we covered on the Instagram live recently are still very much current today, with isolation, social distancing and trying to limit any contact all key areas for us all to be focusing on and prioritising right now.In this episode, we talk about what immune health actually means and where it comes fromWhat is immunity?Where does immunity work?How it’s not as simple as eating to BOOST ImmunityWhat defines a robust immune systemFoods to support immunityLifestyle practices to support Immune healthVitamin D and it’s impact on Immune healthAutoimmune disease and supportClock genes and Sleep HygieneIs suppressing fever beneficial?Mitochondrial function and supportDo take some time to listen to this episode in full - there's a wealth of information being shared by the very knowledgeable Dr Jenna and you will find it super interesting, there's something for everyone on this podcast.And you absolutely must check out Jenna's new book - 'Immunity - The Science of Staying Well' by clicking on this link here - this is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to understand their immune health in greater detail - it's definitely well worth a read and covers a lot of great content that we didn't have the time to talk through on the podcast too.All other social media links are noted below here.Follow Dr Jenna on Instagram and Twitter and find further resources on her website at drjennamacciochi.com.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today's episodeAnd don't forget to <a href="https://thedoctorskitchen.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=376357f628d9301811a694295&id=cb56a42d52" rel="noopener... 
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23/03/201h 28m

#49 Overcoming The Odds with Alexandra Adams

On the podcast today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to Alexandra Adams, who quite simply really is one of the most amazing and special people that I have ever met.I can guarantee that you will not fail to be inspired, amazed and in awe by this young lady - she is incredible and is certainly making waves in the field of medicine with her approach and dedication and I'm sure you're going to hear a lot more about Alexandra in the coming months and years.Alexandra is a 4th year medical student at Cardiff University, and is the UK’s first deaf-blind person training to become a doctor - that in itself is almost beyond comprehension isn't it!But there is more - an ex-GB athlete in both swimming and alpine skiing, a published poet and a TED talker(TEDxNHS). Alexandra is also a lifelong patient of the NHS, having been in hospital for 1.5 years as a teenager, and having had 17 admissions to Intensive Care since the start of medical school,However Alexandra is also a victim - she shares with us her experiences of discrimination whilst being a patient and as a medical student but yet, still takes time to push for better equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace - incredible isn't it!Do take some time to listen to this podcast in it's entirety - you are going to love this one!And you absolutely must check out Alexandra's incredible ted talk by clicking on this link here and do have a look at the amazing organisation and project that she runs called 'Faces of the NHS' by clicking on this link here  - which hopes to remove stereotypes in the NHS.All other social media links are noted below here.Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Alexandra too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube ChannelAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Social Media Links:Instagram and Faces of The NHS InstagramTwitter and Faces of The NHS TwitterFacebookBlogTED talkFaces of the NHS video:   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/03/201h 38m

#48 Modern Slavery with Dr Rosie Riley

On the podcast today I'm delighted to welcome along Dr Rosie Riley - a Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine, Founder of VITA Training and an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur.Rosie is passionate about seeing an end to modern slavery. Over the past 5 years she has fought to transform the healthcare response, promoting the recognition of modern slavery as a major health challenge to individuals and societies.In 2014, Rosie founded VITA, an organisation working to ensure victims presenting in healthcare settings can be safely identified and supported, whilst advancing and facilitating national modern slavery prevention, intervention and survivor care.VITA training has now been delivered to more than 1,200 frontline NHS healthcare professionals and is being rolledout across London with a view to scale nationally.On the episode today, we talk about the following:Rosie's work with VITABecoming the national voice for health in modern slaveryAdvocacy nationally with the Home Office and NHS EnglandModern slavery and the role healthcare has to play Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Rosie too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube ChannelAnd remember to check out Rosie's work on the Vita Training website and social media pages too by following the links on the podcast page on The Doctor's Kitchen website and below. We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today's episodeAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media PagesWebsiteTwitterFacebook  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/201h 14m

#47 Making Nutrition Simple with Amelia Freer

Today on the podcast I welcome Nutritional Therapist, Amelia Freer.Amelia embarked on a career in nutrition after years of struggling with her own diet and now uses her expertise to transform the lives of her clients and readers. Amongst her success stories are famous names such as Victoria Beckham, James Corden and Sam Smith. Amelia takes a scientific and holistic approach with clients and is vehemently against fad diets and exaggerated food marketing hypeOn the episode today, we talk through the following areas:Simplifying Food and how Amelia has focussed her recipes on reducing the stress involved in cookingDealing with negativity online and being the subject of public shamingHow Amelia’s practice has evolved and what things she has changed in her practiceHow failure/change is inevitable throughout your careerEmbracing culinary hacks, parenthood Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Amelia too on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube ChannelAnd remember to check out Amelia Freer on her website and social media pages too by following the links on the page here, and also have a look at Amelia's new book - Simply Good For You - by clicking this link.We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today's episodeAnd don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes and tips to help you live the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.Guest Social Media PlatformsWebsiteInstagramFacebook  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/201h 2m

#46 Feel Better in 5 with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Today on the podcast I welcome Dr Rangan Chatterjee - a very popular previous podcast guest but also a good friend and colleague.Dr Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK. Leading the charge on how healthcare and medicine is understood in the UK, Dr Chatterjee most recently co-created the 'Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine' course with the Royal College of GPs, that has now been delivered to almost 1000 doctors and health care professionals.During the course of the conversation today, we talk about:Behaviour changeMotivationOur identitySome super actions and tips to easily implement and incorporate into your daily life from Rangan's book - Feel Better in 5 Make sure you check out the recipe I made for Rangan, the Masala Rice and Sardines on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube Channel.   We also make a smoothie recipe from Rangan's book too - which you will definitely want to try out at home!And remember to check out Dr Rangan Chatterjee on his website and social media pages too by following the links below and also have a look at Rangan's book - Feel Better in 5 - by clicking this link. We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,  give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today's episode and don't forget to subscribe to The Doctor's Kitchen newsletter for weekly science based recipes.Guest Social Media Platformswww.drchatterjee.com | @drchatterjee | @drchatterjeeuk | @drchatterjee  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/201h 23m

#45 The Science of Yoga with Eddie Stern

On the podcast today I welcome Eddie SternEddie is a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga.His bestselling first solo book, One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga, examines in clear and simple language the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms that make yoga an effective practice.We had a really great conversation today and some of the topics that I discussed with Eddie were:How a punk rocker in the 70s became a Yoga teacher to the celebrities in New YorkHis time spent travelling in India and learning from the great masters of Yoga while on his travelsWhy consciousness is an important concept to fathom and how the process of learning 'who we are' is important, rather the achievementThe studies that Eddie has been involved in, that demonstrate Yoga as an important tool for cardiovascular healthThe vagus nerve as a root to mindfulness and changing your autonomic nervous system functionDo have a look at at the Summary and Guest Info sections on The Doctor's Kitchen Website where I've added a ton of more information that Eddie has been involved in and also some really interesting articles on The Vagus Nerve which I know you will find super interesting!And have a look on The Doctor's Kitchen YouTube Channel - at the video I cooked with EddieAnd remember to check out Eddie Stern on his website and social media pages by following the links below, and also have a look at Eddie's book - One Simple Thing - A New Look at the Science of Yoga, by clicking this link.Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Guest Social Media Platforms Website: https://eddiestern.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/eddiestern?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eddiestern/?hl=en Inner Peace Conference: https://innerpeace.nyc?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/201h 9m

#44 Eat To Beat Depression with Dr Drew Ramsey

Today on the podcast I speak with Drew Ramsey, MD who is a leading innovator in mental health, combining clinical excellence, nutritional interventions and creative media. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City.His work and writing have been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lancet Psychiatry, and The Today Show, BBC, and  NPR, which named him a “kale evangelist.” He’s given two TEDx talks with a third coming this Fall. He is the author of three books, Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health, 50 Shades of Kale, and The Happiness Diet. His e-course, Eat To Beat Depression, helps people maximize their brain health with every bite. He is on the Advisory Board at Men’s Health, the Editorial Board at Medscape Psychiatry, and is a Scientific Adviser to the stigma-fighting non-profit Bring Change To Mind. The subjects that I spoke about with Drew on the podcast covered the following:Drew’s background and his journey to Food (and Kale in particular)What his clinical practice currently looks like and the conditions he sees regularlyWhat Nutritional Psychiatry means to him and how he practices it with patientsSome of his Patient experiencesHow to overcome the 3 barriers to nutritional change (complication, time and money, over reliance on supplements)The 21 nutrients of transformationInflammation as a cause of depressionThe many different types of depression – emotions, neurochemical and the others we have yet to defineThe gut brain axis and its importance to brain/mental healthHis latest e-course and what he hopes to achieve with “Eat to beat Depression”The wider determinants of mental health and how to scale a movement that delivers change I'm delighted to confirm too that we have kindly been gifted a discount code for you all to use on Dr Drew Ramsey's course - 'Eat To Beat Depression - Harnessing the Power of Food to Boost Mood'. By clicking on this link here to access the course, you will receive 15% discount off the original price of the course.And remember to check out Dr Drew Ramsey on his website and social media pages by following the links below, and also have a look at Dr Drew's books - Eat Complete, Fifty Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet by clicking this link.Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Guest Social Media PlatformsWebsite: drewramseymd.comIG/FB @drewramseymd  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/201h 25m

#43 Eating Bread with Karen O’Donoghue

My guest today on the podcast is Karen O’ Donoghue who is the Founder of The Happy Tummy Co. which she established in Hackney, East London back in early 2014.Having suffered with chronic IBS symptoms since childhood it was in 2013 that Karen cleared up her symptoms for good through applying 2 years of scientific research on how our gut bacteria like to eat to fermented bread recipes. From her bakery in Hackney.Karen sent this unique, gut friendly bread throughout the UK and Ireland to help others eradicate themselves of their IBS symptoms too.It quickly became known as “the magic poo bread”.An activist for fibre, real bread, connecting with the land and teff Karen has now moved to East Sussex where she has opened a bakery school deep in the countryside surrounded by farmland, herds of cattle and sheep and night time hedgehogs. Her mission to re-establish connection with the earth and our hands is paramount in her mission to eradicate people of their IBS symptoms.We talk about so many different topics on this podcast. Karen's journey, the importance of seed banks and maintaining an open and respectful perspective on different types of farming.And remember, you can checkout the recipe I made Karen over on YouTube by clicking here:Also go check out The Happy Tummy.co website and do follow Karen and the team on Instagram too and keep an eye out for any events they are hosting this year or festivals that they're going to be at - definitely get yourself along to something if you can, you won't regret it! Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!You can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com, subscribe to the newsletter for weekly science based recipes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/201h 49m

#42 Surviving Your Own Story with Tulsi Vagjiani

Welcome back to The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast!We're kicking off the podcasts again with an amazing guest - Tulsi Vagjiani. This is an incredible episode and you're going to really take a lot from it today!What you will hear on todays podcast is a story of survival, determination and resilience. A story of overcoming one’s inner demons and those of society at the same time.Tulsi is a healer in many respects and I hope that her story that she bravely shares with us all today will help you on your journey, whatever your individual obstacles may be.In Tulsi's words and from her own website:“You may be climbing a mountain but think of the view when you reach the top”Tulsi is a global ambassador and humanitarian and with her current role as a motivational speaker and a confidence & empowerment coach, she is able to travel and make a difference internationally.Tulsi's role includes working in schools delivering workshops to empower the students, particularly around self-image and mental health awareness.The story that you will hear today of resilience, determination and survival is incredibly inspiring and empowering.And click on the link here to check out the recipe I cooked for Tulsi on the podcast too! And don't forget to check out Tulsi on the social media links and website below.Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Guest Social Media PlatformsFacebookInstagramWebsite  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/201h 28m

#41 The Best Of Doctor’s Kitchen!

In today’s episode we celebrate some of the earliest podcasts by giving you some clips from the most incredible interviews over the last 2 years of recording. We’ve recorded over 100 hours of conversations so prepare yourself for a whistle stop tour on how to eat healthy over the festive season, the principles of healthy eating and living, avoiding the dreaded winter viruses and of course why gratitude should be on your list of things to keep you healthy.You can find all the full episodes featured on the podcast today on the website www.thedoctorskitchen.comFeatured on the pod today:Alex SwakaDr Anita MitraDr Megan RossiDr Jenna MacciochiDr Ben BrownDr Michael FarquharDr Alan DesmondDr John SykesJoe Wicks  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/191h 23m

#40 The Doctors Dinner Party with Your Lifestyle Doctors

In their own words, Your Lifestyle Doctors are:A group of doctors who are passionate about helping their patients and the public to live healthier lives. They have a broad and unique set of expertise between them and decided to use their knowledge collaboratively as ‘your lifestyle doctors’. Their focus is on prevention and lifestyle factors to improve and optimise health. Take a look at their Instagram page @yourlifestyledoctors where you’ll find a wealth of health information. They cover posts in:* Nutrition* Healthy Recipes * Physical Exercise and Home Workouts* Stress Management including Meditation & Mindfulness* Behaviour Change One of their main aims is to help you gain the knowledge, know how and health hacks to get you into better health. They’ll be hosting interactive workshops where you’ll leave with an abundance of tips to get you on the road to better health.Social media:Instagram: yourlifestyledoctors https://www.instagram.com/yourlifestyledoctors/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/1957m 17s

#39 Functional Health with Ben Atkinson

Today on the podcast I am speaking with Ben Atkinson.Ben is unique in his perspective having both a formal qualification in nutrition as well as training and an appreciation for functional and lifestyle medicine. Ben is a nutritionist with the core belief that a holistic and functional approach to health is fundamental to optimal well-being. He has held research and science communications posts at health institutes and charities, always aiming to empower individuals to take control of their health by increasing access to and understanding of health information.Ben now hosts the Functional Health Podcast and is setting up a platform to promote the integration of allied health professionals.Functional medicine practitioners, nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dietitians and CAM professionals all provide unique perspectives on patient-derived treatment protocols. The common goal of all health professionals must be considered greater than the differences that so often prevent collaboration. It is imperative that the myriad of conventional, complementary and allied nutrition professionals unite in order to prosper in the changing landscape of healthcare.Listen to the end for a summary of what we covered on the podcast, we talked through some of these points:Being true to your interpretations on dietEat real food messagingThe idea behind Functional Health -Utility of Functional Approaches - Timeline, Root Cause medicine, all have meritBeing intuitive to what serves youNocebo effectElimination diets pros and consClick here to view the recipe video that I cooked for Ben on the show on my YouTube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make .. even whilst recording a podcast!Don't forget to check out Ben on Instagram and the new Functional Health website and do have a listen to some of the other podcasts that Ben has recorded too - you will definitely enjoy them! You can find all the links on The Doctor's Kitchen website.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/1956m 40s

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

As part of my trip to launch my new book ' Eat to Beat Illness'* in the US, I caught up with Aussie raised, but New York residing Chef Dan Churchill.Dan studied nutrition at university and made his break in Australia with Best Selling cookbooks and making appearances on American Morning TV, he’s now the official chef for Under Armour clothing brand and on the Centr.com app. He also opened his restaurant 'Charley St' in NY’s Nolita district - a spread bar, delivering colourful bowls and tasty toast options with of course epic third wave coffee. The restaurant is also home to Dan’s Studio Kitchen where he posts Youtube recipes and interviews from his EPIC TABLE podcast .. which I’m now featured on too!I respect Dan’s pragmatic approach to nutrition and food and you can tell his mission is to make people fall in love with food again, even his professional athlete clients that could beforgiven for seeing food as yet another tool to improve performance.Don't forget to check out Dan's most recent cookbooks - DudeFood and The Healthy Cook and remember to follow Dan on his social media platforms here and do check out his podcast and website to see all his amazing work - and watch out for more information on when the new Olive Oil line that Dan talked about on the Pod too is released!Check out all the other links and information on The Doctor's Kitchen website.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/1939m 3s

#37 Eat Your Gut Healthy with Dr Megan Rossi

My guest today is Dr Megan Rossi -  who is back on The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast for a second instalment! Dr Megan has been on the show before, talking all things related to the gut and fibre. I’d recommend you listen to that episode from the very first season of podcasts I recorded 2 years ago - and I've linked this here below for you.Dr Megan Rossi, The Gut Health Doctor, is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with an award-winning PHD in gut health. A leading Research Fellow at King’s College London, Dr Rossi is currently investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including pre-and probiotics, dietary fibres, the low-FODMAP diet and food additives,As well as leading The Gut Health Clinic. Dr Rossi works with leading companies to promote better gut health and create new menus, including Leon Restaurants. Eat Yourself Healthy is her first book.You’ll find the recipe video that I made with Dr Megan, and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!And check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all other social media links and information.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/1953m 4s

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

As part of my trip to launch my new book ' Eat to Beat Illness'  in the US, I caught up with Michelin star Chef, David Bouley. Let me tell you about why this man is so special!In 1987, Chef David Bouley opened his own restaurant, Bouley, in TriBeCa. Among many accolades, Bouley earned several four-star reviews in The New York Times, seven James Beard Foundation awards for best restaurant and best chef, named “Best Chef in America” by Herald Tribune, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards “The Best Restaurant in the United States” and #14 in the world, 29 out of 30 rating in Zagat and ranked #1 in New York City for many years.He is one of the most health-conscious chefs in the world, with a strong focus and research for diners with health concerns; Chef Bouley’s approach has won him a lifetime achievement award from Dr. Peter Green, Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and a lifetime achievement award from Dr. Barry Smith, President of the Rogosin Institute and Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.I hope you enjoy the podcast with Chef Bouley - we had a fascinating conversation for over two hours which was just fantastic and I've condensed the interview for you here. I'm sure you will find the conversation super interesting to hear from a chef's point of view.We also did a wonderful Chef and Doctor event whilst I was in New York and you can find out more about these types of events that Chef Bouley hosts on his website - where you can also find a wealth of more information about the great man himself and all sorts of other events and such like that they are running in NYC - go check it out!Check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and other information.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/191h 5m

#35 Creating Happy Memories with Meik Wiking

This week on the podcast I'm chatting to Meik Wiking - who founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He consults cities, governments and organisations around the world on happiness. He has advised the Minister of State for Happiness in the UAE, the state of Jalisco in Mexico and the city of Goyang in South Korea, among others. He holds a degree in business and political science and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign AffairsHappy memories are representative of connections and undoubtedly related to human health. You might think what has this got to do with food, diet or nutrition but these are multi-sensory experiences that cannot be separated from the enjoyment of living. This is why my motto has always been flavour as well as function - its who’s around the table as much as what’s on the table.A summary of some of the tips that we spoke about on the episodeTo be aware of all your senses when you are happy - think about the tastes, the smells the environment, and who you are withUse and create happy memory triggers - such as an item or anecdote from the experienceCreate a memory 'dish' and theming an evening- when meeting up with friends or eating out And don't forget to check out Meik's new book - The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Hold Onto Happy Moments You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Meik and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!And you'll find all other social media links along with other information over on The Doctor's Kitchen website.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/191h 0m

#34 Fashion and Health with Venetia Falconer

Now the podcast this week came about after I heard quite a heated debate on Radio 4 called 'The Morality of Fashion'regarding Fashion and Environmental impact - and I thought who better to ask about sustainability than my friend Venetia Falconer.Venetia is a London based producer, presenter and host of the Talking Tastebuds podcast. She is extremely passionate about mindful consumption and slow fashion. Recently, she has been featured discussing Sustainable Fashion on on BBC World News, BBC Radio 4’s Costing The Earth, NowThis News and BBC Radio London.You may have seen Venetia on Tastemade, where she makes delicious vegan dishes and low waste beauty products. She regularly hosts events and interviews for brands including Sweaty Betty, Vevolution and The Body Shop.“Human health and planetary health are fundamentally interconnected .. We are slowly waking up to the cumulative, time-delayed, and spatially removed effects human actions are having on the planet’s health. Since planetary and human health are fundamentally linked, preventing environmental damage and maintaining healthy ecosystems is the most effective long-term strategy to promote health in humans. In 1992, the ‘Commission on Health and Environment’ created by the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report entitled Our planet, our health. Its opening statement reads: The maintenance and improvement of health should be at the centre of concern about the environment and development.A summary of some of what we discussed on the pod today:Conscious fashion - being a lot more aware of when we choose to purchase fashion itemsMany websites that can help you shopping with peace of mindCheck out charity shops and hiring clothes websites - which allow you to indulge in the hobby of fashion whilst not being as detrimental to the environmentRecognising the role of the consumerHow important our purchasing power isConnect with Venetia on Instagram and Youtube for weekly videos and tips for living a more mindful lifestyle.You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Venetia and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!Don't forget to check out social media links and other information on this episode over on The Doctor's Kitchen website.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/191h 7m

#33 The Language of Kindness with Christie Watson

Today I want to introduce this pod with a quote from my guests latest book “ The Language of Kindness”'Come with me on the wards from birth to death, past the special care baby unit and the double doors to the medical ward.  Run through the corridors to answer the crash bleep, past the pharmacy and staff kitchen and to the accident and emergency room. We explore the hospital itself as well as nursing and many other aspects. What I thought nursing involved when I started - chemistry, biology, physics, pharmacology and anatomy - and what I now know to be the truth of nursing - the loss of people, psychology , art, ethics and politics. We will meet people on the way, patients, relatives and staff - people you may recognise already - because we are all nursed at some point in our lives. We are all nurses'.Christie WatsonI am speaking to the fantastic Christie Watson  - who is a bestselling writer with a special interest in nursing and mental health. Having spent twenty years working as a nurse, she also holds an honorary Doctor of Letters for her contribution to nursing and the arts. She is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation.Her non-fiction work, The Language of Kindness, published in 2018 was a number one Sunday Times Bestseller. It was a Book of the Year in The Evening Standard, New Statesman, The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. Is has been translated into 23 languages, and spent five months in the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller lists.We’re taking a slight turn from our usual chat about nutrition and lifestyle to talk about an interesting and important topic that impacts our wellbeing to the very core; Kindness. You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Christie and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!All social media links and other information relating to this episode can be found over on The Doctor's Kitchen website.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/191h 15m

#32 Creating Lasting Habits with Dr Heather McKee

Today on the podcast I talk with Dr Heather McKee who is the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist, consultant and founder of drheathermckee.co.ukHaving studied health behaviour change and weight loss psychology for 10 years her mission is to offer an evidence-based sustainable alternative to an industry saturated with quick fixes and health fads.Her passion is in translating evidence-based techniques into real-life practices to help people build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to create lasting and enjoyable healthy habitsToday we talked about:How we navigate the modern landscapeFinding out what your joy is and what sparks joy in your lifeTailoring our environment to help us become more successful in our goalsKindness - being kind to ourselves and each otherControversy around psychology and weight loss You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Heather and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!Don't forget to go on over to The Doctor's Kitchen website for all social media links and other information relating to this episode and more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/191h 12m

#31 Root to Stem with Alex Laird

Today I’m speaking with medical herbalist and author of “Root to Stem” Alex Laird. She runs one of the few NHS medical herbalism clinics at Whipps Cross hospital in London alongside a consultant dermatologist and has over 20 years of experience.Trained in biomedicine and plant pharmacology, Alex is also a visiting lecturer, has published numerous research papers, and is the co-founder of the charity Living Medicine.Alex is a firm believer in using food and foraged plants to help support wellbeing.We’re going to be cooking a recipe from the book Root to Stem and I’m fascinated by her role as a medical herbalist in the NHS.Some of the areas that Alex and I spoke about:Try growing some greenery on your windowsill & growing plants at homeKitchen herbs like Basil, Coriander, Parsley are a fantastic source of nutritionTry out a local foraging class in your area(it's very important that you go foraging with an expert as there are a lot of items which are inedible and may cause harm if consumed without experience advice)Seasonal eating* - which is really easy to do by following which fruits and vegetables are in season and readily available at your local supermarketsIncluding a variety of foods in your diet is key - and probably one of the most important concepts to include in the foods that you eatTry walking meetings and eating al fresco where possible You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked with Alex and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out!And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com'Root to Stem' is a seasonal and holistic approach to health that puts plants, herbs and nature at the heart of how we live and eat.It is a new kind of guide that links individual health to our communities and the planet's health to sustain us all.’  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/09/191h 12m

#30 The Fresh Heart Project with Dr Zarrin Shaikh

Today on the podcast I am speaking to Dr Zarrin Shaikh, a Consultant Cardiologist who specialised in Cardiac Imaging, specifically advanced echocardiography and cardiac MRI, following her PhDin Sleep at Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital.We’ll be talking about her exciting new project called Fresh Heart Project, which stands for food, relaxation, exercise, sleep and happiness and how these lifestyle features can help us overcome blood pressure issues, atherosclerosis and look after our hearts.We’ll be talking about her personal experience of lifestyle medicine, the cardiologists from America who inspired her journey and a particular focus on Atrial fibrillation something that I personally suffered with and why we may be seeing more of it in clinic.Some of the points that we talked about that I think are really important to consider are below - and don't forget to check out the show notes here too for the papers that Dr Zarrin discusses:Looking at the news in the morning and being aware of what impact that has on your stress levelsThe connection between happiness and cardiovascular diseaseI'll link to the studies that Dr Zarrin mentioned in the notes belowThe nutrition principles that Dr Zarrin stands by - whole grains, quality fats, largely whole and lots of plant based foodsHow lifestyle is an adjunct to therapy - something that we use alongside the current tools that we haveYou’ll find the recipe video that I cooked for Dr Zarrin - Pear and Chocolate Overnight Oats with Fresh Berries - on the show on my youtube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make .. even whilst recording a podcast!And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.comMy social media links are:Website: www.lifestylecardiology.comTwitter: @freshheartdocInstagram: @freshheartdocLinkedIn: Zarrin Shaikh  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/09/191h 21m

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

Today we’re talking about the importance of teaching children about health with Dr Max Pemberton who’s written a children’s body, mind and anatomy guide for children.Dr Max is a writer, mental health doctor and Journalist. He has written 4 other books including, Trust Me I’m A (junior) Doctor which I read when I was a junior doctor 10 years ago and was serialised on Radio 4. His second book, Where Does It Hurt? details his experiences of working in an outreach project for the homeless and people addicted to drugs.This new book explores the idea of children being aware of looking after themselves through food and nutrition and understanding the human body and how parents can facilitate that growth.Today we chat about:Max's experiences of transitioning from adult to childrens literary projectsWork in the field of eating disordersWhy the way health messages are delivered, particularly over social media, are importantThe health messages that are important to convey to children in an appropriate way You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked for Dr Max on my youtube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make.And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com . Max has also written four bestselling books for adults. The Marvellous Adventure of Being Human is his first book for children.http://www.maxpemberton.com/https://twitter.com/maxpemberton?lang=en  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/09/191h 12m

#28 The Brain Gut Connection with Dr Rabia Lalani

Today on the Podcast I’m speaking to Dr Rabia Lalani, a Gastroenterologist and clinical research fellow at the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology from Queen Mary University.Dr Rabia is in the process of creating a guide using slow deep breathing techniques with audio-visual biofeedback for relief of anxiety & digestive discomfort.On this pod we’ll be focusing on:The gut brain-axisFunctional gut issuesHow stress impacts gut healthLiving with gut issuesThe impact of lifestyle interventions such as breathingYou’ll find the recipe video that I cooked for Dr Rabia - Tarragon and Sun-dried Tomato Savoury Oats - on the show on my youtube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make .. even whilst recording a podcast!Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!Socials: Website - www.biobreathe.co.ukInstagram - @doctor_rabia https://www.instagram.com/doctor_rabia/?igshid=1dakpioauvz3i  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/08/191h 19m

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

Today I’m speaking to Dr Rahul Jandial - an American dual-trained neurosurgeon and scientist at City of Hope, a research centre, hospital and postgraduate training faculty in Los Angeles.He’s well known for his cutting-edge approach to brain surgery and neuroscience and has transformed the lives of his neurosurgical patients by putting them through his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. He’s written an eye-opening, informative and accessible guide “Life lessons from a Brain Surgeon” where he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear, and this is what we’ll be chatting about on todays show.Mixing smart brain hacks with case studies and storytelling from his own experiences on the operating table, his book is a powerful and trustworthy insight into the brain.If I could give you three challenges on the back of this podcast they would be:For 1 week, try using your non-dominant hand when using your iPhone or brushing your teeth - it really is tricky at the start but the more you do it, the more dexterity you get in your other hand.Try meditation this week. Try and do at least 10 minutes twice a day - book it in for 7 days, whatever you are doing. It may have some benefits to the cortices of your brain - it may have some benefits to your working memory as well and emotional intelligence.Look at your diet and look out for the 'mind' diet - essentially a modified Mediterranean diet, where the focus is on vegetables, colours, but particularly greens. You’ll find the recipe video that I made with Dr Rahul, and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out online and there's a link below too!Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the message and for others to find us too!Dr Rahul’s book is out nowHis social media links are:https://www.facebook.com/DrJandial/https://www.instagram.com/drjandial/?hl=enhttp://www.drjandial.com/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/191h 14m

#26 Eating for Mental Health - Professor Felice Jacka

Food and Mood is the topic of the podcast this week where we're talking about 'Eating for Mental Health' with Professor Felice Jacka, Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University in Australia.Today I’m speaking to Professor Felice Jacka about her new book BRAIN CHANGER and how diet can save your mental health. The book tells the story of why we need to consider our food as the basis of our brain and mental health throughout our lives.Prof Jacka first came on my radar when I heard of the SMILES trials - which we'll talk about a little bit later in the Podcast.Professor Jacka is also founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and pioneered a highly innovative program of research that examines how individual's diets, and other lifestyle behaviours, interact with the risk for mental health problems.Today we talk about:Where mental health beginsJunk food and its impact on the adolescent brainStress and its impact on the immune systemThe SMILES trialsIncluding quality fats in your dietMaking sure that you're getting fibre into your dietFlavonoids, colours and getting more plants onto people's platesYou’ll find the recipe video that I made with Professor Jacka, and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out online and there's a link below too!Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the message and for others to find us too!Don't forget to pick up a copy of my new book - Eat to Beat Illness - where I have a whole chapter dedicated to 'Eat for your Mood' - which I'm grateful to say mirrors a lot of what Felice Jacka has been talking about today and in her book.And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com Dr Felice’s book Brain Changer is out now   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/08/191h 8m

#25 Exercise for Mental Health - with Dr Brendon Stubbs

This week I talk to Dr Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London.Brendon’s research focuses on physical activity, mental health and the mind-body interface.Brendon and his team have published over 400 academic papers, and in 2016 he was identified in the journal 'Nature' (one of the biggest journals) - as one of the most productive scientists over all disciplines in the world.In this episode, we talked about inflammation, we talked about diets, we talked about movement and how increasing physical activity rather than just focusing on specific exercise regimes, can all have benefits to our overall wellbeing and in particular our mood.These are all topics that I talk about in my new book Eat to Beat Illness - in the section on 'Mood' where I talk about nutritional science but also lifestyle features, that can improve and preserve our brains, our cognition as well as our psychological wellbeing.And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com Dr Brendon’s book Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness is out now and you can follow him on Twitter @BrendonStubbs.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/191h 2m

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

Today we’re talking with Dr Claire Hennigan (@Real Yoga Doctor) about Yoga as a method of restorative practice, an exercise and even a way of life.Yoga is a practice that I talk about a lot in the new book “Eat to beat illness” as a mind body intervention that I believe is essential for our busy modern lives.In this episode, we cover the following:Yoga as a stress relieving strategyInflammation related changesImmune system effectsCommunity aspect of yogaAnd you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.comYou can follow Dr Claire on Instagram @realyogadoctor.Rupy's cookbooks The Doctor's Kitchen and Eat To Beat Illness are available now in all good bookshops and online.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/1957m 10s

#23 Breathing For Health - Richie Bostock

Todays guest on the podcast is Richie Bostock where we talk about Breathing for Health.Richie, or “The Breath Guy”, has made it his mission to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork.Breathing is the only system in the body that is both automatic and also under our control. That is not an accident of nature - it is by design and is the key to becoming a healthy, happy and high-performing individual.Richie has had some incredible experiences, travelling around the world, and learning from the modern day master of breath work - Wim Hoff and shares some great insights with us today.On this episode we cover:What is breathworkImmune system effects of breathingHow breathing can increase heart rate rate variability and different sorts of ways that we can measure this activityWhat we can potentially do with breath work in the futureHow breathing can help with the daily stressors of life And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.comRichie's book Exhale: The Science and Art of Breathwork is out in April 2020 and is available to pre-order.Rupy's cookbooks The Doctor's Kitchen and Eat To Beat Illness are available now in all good bookshops and online.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/191h 20m

#22 Eat For The World with Dr Sandro Demaio

Welcome to a brand new episode of The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast - and today I welcome the amazing Dr Sandro Demaio - the CEO of EAT**a global, non-profit startup dedicated to transforming our global food system through sound science, impatient disruption and novel partnershipsThe Doctor’s Kitchen is about blending together the science with delicious recipes inspired by cuisines from across the world and today's discussion with Dr Sandro takes a slightly different path.We’re going to be primarily talking about the answer to the question posed by the EAT foundation – Can we feed 10 billion healthy people on a healthy planet?Here on the Doctor’s kitchen podcast we discuss the intersection between nutrition and lifestyle across the breadth of medical specialities, and it’s just as important to consider our environment. The sustainability of our food choices ultimately impacts the health of our planet hence why we are talking about diet and eating for the world.Have a listen to the episode - I think you'll enjoy this one! And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com You can follow Sandro on Twitter and Instagram @SandroDemaio. Dr Rupy’s bestselling cookbooks The Doctor’s Kitchen and Eat To Beat Illness are out now.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/191h 20m

#21 Motivation - with Joe Wicks

On the podcast this week I talk to none other than Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach about how you keep motivated when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, particularly when you are trying to make a positive change.I'm sure a lot of you are aware of Joe - he's sold over 3m books across the world and his highly engaging, motivating videos are an absolute smash on social media.In this episode we talk about motivation - and Joe's the perfect person to ask.We cover the following:We hear all about Joe's story and The Bodycoach journeyRoutine - one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyleMeal planning - and how this can help with your daily mealsPrioritising sleep - the best way to maintain your energy levels during the dayMini bursts of exercise and how encouraging these can beLimit your social media - concentrate on your personal goalsForgive yourself when you are lacking motivation Don't forget to check out Joe's new book - Veggie Lean in 15 which is out now! Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don't forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/1952m 40s

#20 Eat For Your Heart - with Dr Ayan Panja

On this episode, I invite fellow doctor and friend Dr Ayan Panja, General Practitioner, super generalist, lifestyle medicine enthusiast and co-founder of Lobe Medical back to the podcast to talk about eating and lifestyle for our heart health.Eating for your heart as a concept, is not about food like a pill - but diet is an important consideration for protecting and promoting our heart health and it's why I ultimately believe that nutrition training is vital for all medics to grasp an understanding of, as well as the general public.Listen up because it's not just people in their 50's and 60's that need to be listening to this episode - it's actually relevant for all generations - because looking after your heart is a life long process.In this episode we talked about the following:Defined narrow inflamed arteriesWhy inflammation is important and what balances inflammationWhy a mediterranean focused diet is importantHow changing areas of your lifestyle such as sleep, stress and movement - can benefit your heart healthMinimising excess sugar and refined, processed foods in the dietOrnish lifestyle programme I really hope you enjoyed listening to the podcast - remember to subscribe on your favourite podcast player so you don't miss any future episodes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/191h 4m

#19 Eat For Inflammation - with Dr Jenna Macciochi

Today we have Dr Jenna back with us - this time to talk about Eating for Inflammation - you might wonder why I have an immunologist here to talk about inflammation - that will become very clear throughout our conversation.In today's podcast we talk about inflammation as a concept - why it's becoming so popular in the medical literature and why it's so relevant to a host of different medical specialties.Today we cover the following:What do we mean by inflammation?The benefits of inflammationSymptoms of inflammation imbalanceHow we measure inflammationStopping the inflammation triggersThe microbiome and inflammationObesity and inflammation imbalanceSugar and inflammationIf I was to summarise our conversation in a dietary way of life - it would be the Mediterranean diet. As we alluded to in our conversation, the Mediterranean diet is known to be anti-inflammatory, and now you have an understanding of what we mean by anti-inflammation.Inflammation isn't something that we need to radically remove entirely, its use in human biology needs to be understood. But in the context of our modern lifestyles we are usually out of balance.If you have a copy of my new book - Eat to Beat Illness - make sure you check out the page where I have a diagram looking at what is pro and what is anti-inflammatory in our modern world.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/191h 29m

#18 Eat For Endometriosis - with Dr Anita Mitra

Welcome to this episode of the podcast. Today we're going to be talking with one of my favourites for the podcast - Gynaecologist and lifestyle medicine advocate, Anita Mitra aka the Gynae Geek - who returns to the podcast, this time to discuss Endometriosis.Essentially, Anita is the gynaecologist and women's health specialist that everyone wishes they had - she is an absolute wealth of information.In today's episode we talk about the followingWhat Endometriosis actually isWhy to avoid treatments like colonic irrigationThe importance of drinking water and eating fibre in your dietThe importance of Oestrogen in your bodyWhat is Oestrogen dominanceThe importance of exerciseWhy fruit can be one of the best things to include in your dietIf I could recommend one recipe to sum up today's episode it would be the Greek Style Giant Beans which is going to be in my new book - Eat to Beat Illness- out on 21st March. This recipe is absolutely delicious - it's Greek style, there's lots of greens in there, plus lots of beans, all in a delicious mediterranean style tomato sauce and super easy to make.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/1952m 43s

#17 Eating For Public Health - with Dr Hazel Wallace

Today on the show I talk to a good friend and bestselling author, Dr Hazel Wallace, aka The Food Medic about eating for public health.Dr Hazel is also host of The Food Medic podcast and is currently doing a masters in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health at UCL.I talk to Hazel about how we can eat to improve public health in general and improve the current burden on our health care system.We talk about:Corporate responsibility - ensuring that people are offered healthier choices when shopping and eating out - such as low sugar items and whole foodsGiving the general public reasonable targets when it comes to food and what we should be aiming to include in our diets on a daily basisExpectation management - what we see on social media v's reality in clinic and GP surgeriesFibre intake - how we can achieve our daily fibre intake guidelines (30g per day) by including more foods such as beans, nuts, legumes and foods like chickpeas in our daily diet.One of my recipes from The Doctor's Kitchen book which will ensure you're hitting your daily fibre intake is my Spicy Baked Eggs with Tomatoes & Chickpeas.And don't forget to pre-order a copy of my new book Eat to Beat Illness which is released on 21st March 2019 - I can't wait for you to read it!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/191h 1m

#16 Eat For Your Teeth - with Dr Steve Lin

In this podcast I have a great discussion with a good friend of mine from Sydney - Dr Steven Lin - discussing nutrition and dental health.We talk about the structure of our jaws, dentition and how nutrition affects the development of airway structure in growing children.We also discuss the need for more collaboration between dentists, doctors and nutrition professionals and more connected thinking when it comes to health promotion.In this episode we cover:How nutrition can affect gum and teeth healthWe discuss the importance of the microbiota to oral healthHow our ‘oral microbiota’ is related to diseaseWhat we can learn from ancestral diets and teethThe issue of ‘natural’ and ‘unrefined’ sugarsVitamin D as an important micronutrient for dental healthHow understanding your mouth is important to understanding the rest of your bodyFollow Dr Steve on Twitter and Instagram @drstevenlin.You can pre-order my new book The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/1932m 10s

#15 Eat For IBD: Your Questions Answered - with Dr Alan Desmond

Dr Rupy asks gastroenterologist Dr Alan Desmond some quick fire questions from his followers on social media.Follow Dr Alan on Instagram @devongutdoctor.Dr Rupy's new book, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out 21st March - available in all good bookshops and ebook. Pre-order on Apple Books here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/1920m 19s

#15 Eat For IBD (Part 1) - with Dr Alan Desmond

In this episode, we talk about eating for about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Colitis. We talk through exactly what IBD is - but the podcast really covers gut health in general.Today I talk to the incredible Dr Alan Desmond who is a Gastroenterologist based in Devon. He has some really interesting views on how we can utilise diet and lifestyle to improve not only our gut health but also Type 2 Diabetes, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases - all other features that are really important in today's healthcare landscape.In these episodes, we cover:Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Ulcerative ColitisCrohn's DiseaseColon CancerJust how influential lifestyle and diet can be on gut health and associated conditionsHow beneficial a plant focused lifestyle, including increasing your fibre intake and getting more colours onto your plate, can be for inflammatory conditions such as IBDFollow Dr Alan on Instagram @devongutdoctor.Dr Rupy's new book, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out 21st March - available in all good bookshops and ebook. Pre-order on Apple Books here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/1948m 51s

#14 Eat For Stress Part 2 - with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

This is part 2 of Rupy's chat with Dr Rangan Chatterjee about stress. Rangan is an NHS GP, a lifestyle medicine advocate, bestselling author and host of the Feel Better, Live More podcast.Dr Rangan's new book The Stress Solution is out now in all good bookshops. Follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee and on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk.Dr Rupy's new book, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out 21st March - available in all good bookshops and ebook. Pre-order on Apple Books here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/1927m 23s

#14 Eat For Stress Part 1 - with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Dr Rangan Chatterjee returns to the pod, this time to talk to Dr Rupy about stress, including what it is, how it can affect your health or what you can do to help yourself with it.Rangan is an NHS GP, a lifestyle medicine advocate, bestselling author and host of the Feel Better, Live More podcast series.In this episode, we talk about:Sense of purposePerspectiveGratitudeMagnitude of mental healthHow many areas of your life that stress can affectAs we discussed, stress affects every single organ of the body and therefore if you lower your stress levels, you can improve the function of every single organ in the body.Dr Rangan's new book The Stress Solution is out now in all good bookshops. Follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee and on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk.Dr Rupy's new book, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out 21st March - available in all good bookshops and ebook. Pre-order on Apple Books here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/1947m 24s

#13 Exercise & Activity - with Dr John Sykes

Today we’re going to talk about something a little different with a good friend of mine, Dr John Sykes aka “health and fitness doctor”.Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr John is a qualified GP with a strong interest in Sports Medicine. He regularly lectures at Bristol medical school and he’s the reason why I’ve been dragged down there so many times to talk to medical students!In this episode, we talk about why movement and exercise can benefit:Inflammation balanceSupport mitochondriaWeight loss and how this affects inflammationCardio respiratory fitness and its relationship to longevityCancer and preventing recurrence as well as improving outcomes during treatmentFollow Dr John on Instagram and Twitter.Dr Rupy's new book, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out 21st March - available in all good bookshops and ebook. Pre-order on Apple Books here.Dr Rupy's bestselling cookbook The Doctor's Kitchen is out now. Order on Apple Books here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/1954m 56s

#12 Eat For Immunity (Part 2) - with Dr Jenna Macciochi

In Part 2 of this episode, Dr Rupy speaks to Immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi, who specialises in understanding how nutrition & lifestyle interact with the immune system in health & disease.Follow Dr Jenna on Instagram and Twitter and find further resources on her website at drjennamacciochi.com.Dr Rupy's new book, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out 21st March - available in all good bookshops and ebook. Pre-order on Apple Books here.Dr Rupy's bestselling cookbook The Doctor's Kitchen is out now. Order on Apple Books here.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/1944m 21s

#12 Eat For Immunity (Part 1) - with Dr Jenna Macciochi

In the first episode of the new series, I'm delighted to be joined by Immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi, who specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease.As we had so much great content for you guys, we've split the talk into two sections and we talk in detail about the following:What is immunity?Where does immunity work?How it’s not as simple as eating to BOOST ImmunityWhat defines a robust immune systemFoods to support immunityLifestyle practices to support Immune healthVitamin D and it’s impact on Immune healthAutoimmune disease and supportClock genes and Sleep HygieneIs suppressing fever beneficial?Mitochondrial function and supportFollow Dr Jenna on Instagram and Twitter and find further resources on her website at drjennamacciochi.com.The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out 21st March - available in all good bookshops and ebook. Pre-order on Apple Books here.Dr Rupy's bestselling cookbook The Doctor's Kitchen is out now. Order on Apple Books here.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/01/1947m 24s

#11 Eat For Your Bladder - with Dr Nish Bedi

In this episode, I invite Urologist, and good friend - Dr Nish Bedi - onto the podcast where we talk about specific diets for bladder complaints.Dr Nish is a surgeon who is passionate about the subject of urology and wants to bring more attention to the subject. There is a lot more to the speciality of Urology that we talk through - including specific dietary and lifestyle advice for some conditions.We talk throughTips about some of the most common Urology complaintsCystitis, recurrent UTIs and kidney stonesSupplements for bladder problemsHydration and urology complaintsDiet and lifestyle tips for urinary tract infectionsLifestyle programmes and Prostate diseases Follow Dr Nish on twitter @nishbedi.The Doctor's Kitchen cookbook is out now. Order you copy here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/1834m 16s

7: Teaser

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16/07/1833m 52s

#10 Eat For PCOS - with Dr Anita Mitra

In this episode I invite fellow doctor and friend Dr Anita Mitra - a Gynaecologist - onto the Podcast to talk about eating for PCOS and Women's health.Dr Mitra is very experienced in her field and is delighted to share some information with me on the very common topic of PCOS. We talk in detail aboutWhat PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) actually is,Some common symptomsWhere on the NHS website you can find even more detailed informationDiet and PCOSSmall changes to lifestyle and the potential benefitsYoga and PCOSFoods for PCOSEffects of carbohydrates and processed foods on symptomsLifestyle tips for womens’ health more generallyRelaxation techniquesFollow Dr Anita on Instagram: @gynaegeek and check out gynaegeek.co.uk.The Doctor's Kitchen cookbook is out now. Order your copy here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/1836m 58s

#9 Eat To Beat Cancer - with Dr Ailsa Lumsden

I invite fellow doctor and friend Dr Ailsa Lumsden - a training oncologist in London - onto the podcast. I met Ailsa a couple of years ago at a lifestyle medicine conference and since then we’ve become really good friends.On this episode, we discussWhat is Cancer?The evidence on how lifestyle factors can help prevent and manage cancers of various types.An insight into the duty of a cancer doctor and the importance of maintaining a patient centered approachThe importance of normalising the conversation around cancer and treatment optionsSugar and cancerWho’s fault is cancerThe link with ObesityThe biochemical effects of vegetables, fruits and nuts on cancerExercise and cancer, during and after treatmentFollow Dr Ailsa on Instagram: @dr_ailsa.The Doctor's Kitchen cookbook is out now. Order your copy here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/1844m 0s

4: Eat For Stress (Part 1) - with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Dr Rangan Chatterjee returns to the pod, this time to talk to Dr Rupy about stress, including what it is, how it can affect your health or what you can do to help yourself with it. Rangan is an NHS GP, a lifestyle medicine advocate, bestselling author and host of the Feel Better, Live More podcast.  Dr Rangan's new book The Stress Solution is out now in all good bookshops. Follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee and on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk.  Dr Rupy's new book, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness, is out now!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/1849m 31s

#8 Eat To Boost Your Brain - with Dr Ayan Panja

On this episode, I invite fellow doctor and friend Dr Ayan Panja, General Practitioner, super generalist, lifestyle medicine enthusiast and co-founder of Lobe Medical to talk about eating for our mind - with specific regard to neurodegenerative disease.We talk through:What we mean by the concept of Eating for your brainHow food is such an important consideration in brain healthWhat we discuss with patients in regard to cognitive declineHow many listeners in their 30-40s might be thinking that this topic is only relevant for an older generation - but actually, looking after your brain is a lifelong processThe impact of stress, sleep and exercise on your brainWhat neurogenesis isThe burden of Dementia and Alzheimer’s DiseaseThe factors that have been proven to reduce the effects of diseaseIf I was to suggest one recipe from my cookbook The Doctor's Kitchen that pretty much sums up our conversation - it would be the Elegant Flavanol Porridge - it has whole oats in it and also includes berries and cacao - which is a lovely chocolate spice that adds a wealth of aroma to your foods.You can find Dr Ayan at the social medial links below and at Lobe Medical - where you can find out more about his amazing project, teaching GP's and other practitioners how to improve their lifestyle medical consultations. Follow Dr Panja on Twitter @Dr_Ayan and Instagram @drayanpanja.The Doctor's Kitchen cookbook is out now. Order your copy here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/1843m 10s

#2 Principle 1 - Eat Colourful

I invite good friend and fellow medic, Doctor Anita Mitra to talk about the concept of eating the rainbow. What does this mean? What benefits do plants actually give us? How phytochemicals could be important in measuring in the future (alongside vitamins and minerals) as well as actionable tips for how you can eat more colours right now. We talk about:What is a phytochemical?Why do plants have different colours and smells?The difference between micronutrients and phytochemicalsWhat is plant hormesis?The benefits of consuming plant chemicals, spices and herbs with specific reference to popular spices turmeric and matcha teaYou can find my lovely guest @gynaegeek, www.gynaegeek.com.Don't forget you can get my cookbooks The Doctor's Kitchen and The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat To Beat Illness are available now.Instagram: @doctorskitchenWebsite: www.thedoctorskitchen.com YouTube: The Doctor's Kitchen Twitter: @doctorskitchenMusic: Canals by Jaokim Karud from the Chillhop Essentials Summer 2016 collection. Used under Creative Commons.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/1829m 58s

#7 Eat to Beat Diabetes - with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

I invite fellow colleague and friend Dr Chatterjee to talk about a fascinating subject that he has an amazing amount of experience in - Diabetes.We chat about:We explain what diabetes isWhat factors influence the conditionWe introduce simple interventions for this problemsHow what we eat as well as sleep and how we move can have an impact on a variety of medical problemsIt spans further than just sugar control and further than just our plates.Eating for diabetes is an important consideration in endocrine health and really we’ll be talking about much more than just ‘eating’Follow Rangan on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk, Instagram @drchatterjee and at www.drchatterjee.com.The Doctor's Kitchen cookbook is out now. Order you copy here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/181h 12m

7: Series 2 - Trailer

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31/05/182m 20s

#6 Principle 5 - Eat In Time

Sleep is one of the most important activities of daily living so on this episode I invite sleep medicine expert Dr Michael Farquhar to discuss the impact of eating (and what time we eat) on sleep quality.We also delve into a discussion about fasting, the effect of poor sleep on health (particularly shift workers) and why defining when you choose to eat could have health benefits. We round up with actionable tips on how you can ‘Eat on Time’ every day.We talk about:What happens when we sleep, what are the mechanisms, do we still not know why we sleepHow eating can positively or negatively affect our sleep patternDoes it affect circadian rhythm? Cortisol, melatonin, NoradrenalinWhat kind of hormonal effects do we see when we sleep?How long does it take to reset the clockFasting:What is fasting?Different types of fasting that are most popularAre we meant to fast from an evolutionary point of view?What happens during a fast at a physiological level and will the effects be different depending on the person fasting?Health effects of fastingWhy is fasting becoming popular?Why constant eating could be harmful and related to lifestyle diseasesHow to fast responsibly and what things to look out for if you do?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/12/1731m 37s

#5 Principle 4 - Eat Plants

My guest on this really fun episode is one of the most knowledgeable nutrition experts in the UK.He’s written his own book on digestive health, co-authored chapters in textbooks on cardiovascular health and has worked as clinical lead for education in a number of institutions.We have a chat about plant focused diets, the actual similarities between all dietary strategies available and the bigger picture for most of the population which is to EAT MORE PLANTS.We talk about:Diet types including Paleo, Vegan, Atkins and Mediterranean - and their similaritiesWhy diets largely consistent of plants are the healthiestStudies that demonstrate protection against major diseasesResearch into Mediterranean dietInclusion of meat in dietsIs red meat harmfulWhat should I be eating?Should I become Vegetarian or Vegan for health reasons?Inclusion of dairy in dietsPlant based protein and inclusion in diet  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/12/1725m 11s

#4 Principle 3 - Eat Fibre

Today's show features my good friend Gut health researcher Dr Megan Rossi from Kings College London who has a specialist interest in the gut.We discuss what gut health refers to, the microbes lining our digestive system and what effects these have on general health.In essence the perfect person to give us the lowdown on gut health and what we need to be doing.We talk about:What’s the deal with gut health, is it a real thing and should you be botheredAn introduction to the microbiome – the population of microbes that live in and around our bodies, largely concentrated in our large intestinesA whistle stop tour through the research that lead to the microbiomeWhat types of microbes are there?The difference in microbe populations and associations with diseasesWhat are the the future applications of microbiome focused treatments in emergency, community care and autoimmune diseaseTesting our microbiomeHow fibre, rather than protein, is actually much more lacking in dietsHow to spot fibre on the supermarket shelves and where to get sourcesKey ways of enhancing your diet including additional fibre rich foods, approach to medication and lifestyle factorsYou can find Megan @guthealthdoctor on Instagram and at https://www.drmeganrossi.com/In my book there is a whole section on fibre plus I teach you more about the science behind gut health as well as lots of delicious recipes! amzn.to/2yHihb5Insta: @doctors_kitchenwww.thedoctorskitchen.comYouTube: The Doctor's KitchenTwitter: @doctors_kitchenMusic: Canals by Jaokim Karud from the Chillhop Essentials Summer 2016 collection. Used under Creative Commons.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/12/1728m 40s

#3 Principle 2 - Eat Whole

I invite Public health researcher from the “WHO collaboration centre for public health training and education at Imperial College London”, Alexandra Swaka to discuss the concept of eating more whole foods. What does eating 'whole' actually mean? Are there clear health benefits for eating more whole foods? Could this be the answer to our public health crisis of lifestyle disease as well as actionable tips for how you can eat more 'whole' every day.We discuss the concept of eating more whole foods. What does eating whole actually mean?Are there clear health benefits for eating more whole foods? Could this be the answer to our public health crisis of lifestyle disease as well as some actionable tips for how you can eat more ‘whole’; every day.We talk about:What does eating whole actually mean?What are the benefits of eating less processed and convenience foods?SupplementsWhy convenience food is not always the bestHealth powders, sprinkles, bars, juices, smoothies, teas - are they beneficial?What alternatives are just as good if not BETTER than the expensive stuff?Fibre and micronutrient contentHow do we do this on a budget?Preparing food from scratch and easy time saving hacksWhat is the difference between eating Whole cooked vs Raw?To food prep or not to food prep?You can find the amazing Alexandra Swaka @alexandra.swaka on Instagram and more about her work at Imperial https://www.imperial.ac.uk/school-public-health/primary-care-and-public-health/teaching/whocc/ In my cookbook I teach you a multitude of ways to cook whole foods and explain the benefits of them too! amzn.to/2yHihb5Insta: @doctorskitchen www.thedoctorskitchen.com YouTube: The Doctor's Kitchen Twitter: @doctorskitchenMusic: Canals by Jaokim Karud from the Chillhop Essentials Summer 2016 collection. Used under Creative Commons.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/12/1731m 26s

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30/11/172m 44s

#1 The Doctor's Kitchen Introduction

Welcome to The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast which is all about helping people live happier and healthier lives using food and lifestyle medicine principles.The first episode is an introduction to ME, Dr Rupy. Who am I? What kind of medicine do I practice and how did I start a love affair with food?In this episode I'll tell you about my personal story with food and medicine and give you a heads up on what's to come in this series.I talk about my personal health storyThe power of food and lifestyle medicineWhat I believe the future of medicine should look like and how we get thereWhat the first series is all about, “The principles of Healthy Eating”Check out The Doctor's Kitchen book that accompanies this series: amzn.to/2yHihb5Insta: @doctorskitchen www.thedoctorskitchen.com YouTube: The Doctor's Kitchen Twitter: @doctorskitchenMusic: Canals by Jaokim Karud from the Chillhop Essentials Summer 2016 collection. Used under Creative Commons.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/11/1711m 48s

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23/11/1738s
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