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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.

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast Dr Rupy Aujla

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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.

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

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

     A slightly different podcast episode today to give an authentic human experience of what effect a ketogenic diet could have in certain circumstances - we’re talking with Alex Ash, a colleague of one of my best friends in America, who reached out to me a while ago wanting to share his personal experience with the use of a Ketogenic diet for his son’s medical condition.


    Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe form of childhood epilepsy with multiple types of seizures and as you’ll hear, Alex and his partners experience has not been a straight forward one in the slightest.


    For any of you listening with children, with or without a chronic condition, I just want to say from the outset that this episode could be triggering so I would exercise some caution if you do not want to listen. 


    Alex’s story has a positive ending but I understand this is not the case for a lot of people struggling with epilepsy and many other conditions. As a medical doctor I witness the daily battle many parents and carers have to endure for the sake of their loved ones.


    As always, none of the information spoken about on today’s podcast is taken to be medical advice, always speak with your practitioner about changes to medication, dietary or supplement regimen. 


    And there are a few explanations for how the keto diet may yield an effect offered by Alex that are not technically accurate, but for the purposes of this special podcast I’ve chosen to completely unedit our conversation. If you’re interested in the more nuanced opinion of a practitioner I would listen to the previous podcast with Sue Wood that I've linked here for you.


    I hope you enjoy listening to Alex tell Jachin’s story, it’s certainly hit home a lot of truths to me.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Bread and Bliss with Roly Allen

    BONUS EPISODE: Bread and Bliss with Roly Allen

    Have you noticed the sourdough trend sweep through the globe during lockdown? 


    People have developed a new love of home cooking and slowed down sourdough is top of the menu. But Roly Allen’s story started before the pandemic. 


    After an exhausting couple of decades spent working, commuting, travelling and raising two children, Roly Allen baked his first sourdough loaf in his mid 40s because he’d been made redundant and needed a healthy pursuit while he got back on his feet. 


    On the pod today Roly talks me through the process of baking and how sourdough saved his life.  


    We chat about many things on the pod today but I highly encourage you to try a sourdough bake yourself. If not for the health of your body, then for the mindfulness benefits that bread baking can have.
    And do check out Roly's book - 'How to Raise A Loaf' - it's super interesting and full of great advice and hints and tips for baking bread


    And do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website where Roly has shared a 'Working Day Sourdough' recipe and we have all other show notes and social media links
     
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    • 54 min
    #78 The Keto Series (Part 1 of 2): What is the Ketogenic Diet, with Sue Wood

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

    Susan Wood has worked as a UK registered dietitian for over 35 years, predominantly in the NHS, treating a wide range of paediatric and adult conditions. In 2008, the referral of one young adult for the dietary management of drug resistant epilepsy sparked her interest in ketogenic diet therapy (KDT) and since then she has been pioneering the development of adult treatment protocols in the UK and raising the awareness of dietitians and adult neurologists to the potential that KDT can offer to adults. 


    In 2009 she started to work alongside the Matthews Friends Charity offering support to adults and their neurology teams seeking treatment. Sue continues to oversee the treatment of adults & children with drug resistant epilepsy and mentors NHS teams keen to explore KDT use in adults. She has recently co-authored reports on; the brain tumour patient experience of the use of KDT and the first international recommendations for the management of adults treated with ketogenic diet therapies. She is a member of the UK based Ketogenic Dietitians Research Network (KDRN) and a visiting lecturer at Surrey University.


    In today’s pod we talk about:
    - What the ketogenic diet entails
    - The history of KD therapy
    - Myths and misinformation about the ketogenic diet 
    - The therapeutic utility of KD in epilepsy, cancer and metabolic disorders
    - The mechanism of KD
    - The biochemical changes that the ketogenic fuel-switch offers
    - From the plate to the petri dish, we need more understanding
    - The adverse effects of KD
    - The future of research
    - Patient resources and support networks




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    • 1 hr 38 min
    BONUS EPISODE: From Hospital Radio to Pints with the Prince with Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark

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

    Today on this bonus episode for books that I’m recommending for Christmas, we have Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark, co-host of the award winning “That Peter Crouch Podcast“ with millions of listeners and now author of the new student cookbook initially titled “Eat Sleep Rave Reheat” and now changed to “Eat Sleep Zoom” .. for obvious reasons.


    We chat about Chris’ humble beginnings in hospital radio, his passion for the platform, spreading humour and of course THAT famous 5 minute interview with Mila Kunis that introduced him to the world stage of A-list celebritydom, plus how his latest podcast has led him all the way to hanging out with Prince William at Kensington palace.


    We also talk about his future plans, following your dreams and the importance of being your most authentic self.


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

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

    What are the issues with nutritional research, how do we create a robust culinary medicine teaching system for doctors … and why should we eat sprouts? These are the questions I put to Dr Chris D’Adamo - Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine on today’s podcast!


    Dr D’Adamo is a medical research scientist with expertise in the synergistic effects of healthy lifestyle, environmental exposures, and genetics on human health and wellness. And his research, clinical, and educational network includes leaders in the fields of integrative medicine, functional medicine, and lifestyle medicine. 


    On the show today we talk about:


    - Epidemiology and his background in studying research
    - How his culinary medicine programme was set up
    - What phytonutrients cruciferous vegetables have in them and how they are processed
    - Sulforaphane and where it comes from
    - What the mechanisms are behind this nutraceutical found in broccoli, cabbage and sprouts
    - The anti-viral activity of Sulforaphane
    - The impact on Heat Shock Proteins and Neuro-inflammation
    - How Sulforaphane impacts detoxification mechanisms and why this is important
    - How supplements are to be used exactly as a ‘supplement’ to the foundation of a healthy diet and lifestyle


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    • 59 min
    #76 Can You Eat for COVID with Professor Robert Thomas

    #76 Can You Eat for COVID with Professor Robert Thomas

    I’m delighted to welcome back Professor Robert Thomas to the show.


    You may remember we spoke with Prof Robert previously on one of our earlier episodes and I’m thrilled that he could join me again.


    Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire.


    In addition - he is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit and is also medical advisor to the website Cancernet.co.uk. Through his amazing work - Prof Robert Thomas has previously been awarded The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year” and The Royal College of Radiologist medal.


    On the show today we talk about:


    - Professor Roberts current experience of COVID on the ward as a consultant
    - His latest trial using food supplements and probiotics as an addition to conventional treatment
    - The formulation of the product with industry and the issues it may pose
    - His experience of conducting the research and comparing that to the POMI-T trials
    - Why lifestyle modification and prevention of comorbidities has to be the foundation rather than supplements alone


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    • 55 min

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H Baines ,

Thank you Dr David Hamilton and Dr Rupy

Dear Both,
Dr Rupy #66 with Dr Hamilton was a really pleasant and fascinating listen. Whatever one’s profession maybe we still have self doubt and want to remain humble and human and true to ourselves. It was so refreshing to hear unorthodoxy and anecdotal experiences can be backed by scientific reasoning. I’m in admiration of Dr Hamilton. He’s so genuine and vulnerable. I appreciated this episode as it was raw, rare, honest and open and I’m looking forward to reading his forthcoming book. We should always be learning and be open to exploring the mind and body connection. It made me realise that we look for validation through further qualifications especially when one’s integrity maybe questioned, it made me a little uncomfortable but it was insightful. This kind of research can really make a positive change. Medicine and science is nuanced and we should be able to see this. Instead of closing our minds through fear. I’m not a Dr, I’m a lawyer but through life experience, I like to think I have an open mind. Grateful please keep doing this podcast.

Ali, The Mindful Gardener ,

Informative and interesting

I like the bravery of this podcast. Rupi doesn’t shy away from controversial topics, that other medical podcasters in the health and wellbeing space doesn’t cover.
I find the cookery element a bit unnecessary. It gets in the way of the conversation and interrupts the flow.

blanket chest ,

Yoga podcast

Really enjoyed this,it was tricky to follow everything but I was glad you advised us to stick with it,I will listen again and hopefully glean a little more.Have been doing yoga every day since last summer-just a home,following Adriene on YouTube but definitely feel the benefit (I’m 60,so a late starter) but have realised it is so much more than poses,its benefits physically and mentally are life enhancing.
As a follow on review I find this podcast too medical,hard to follow all the research talk and abbreviations,.i am very interested in diet and nutrition but find this very hard not being a medical student

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