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The Doctor's Kitchen is the show about food, medicine, lifestyle and how to improve your health today.
Join Dr Rupy and his expert guests as they explore the multiple ways in which diet and lifestyle can help you achieve your healthiest and most fulfilling life.
Covering a broad range of subjects such as Nutritional medicine, Mental wellbeing and Mindset, you are sure to learn actionable tips and principles to lead your best life.
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The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast Dr Rupy Aujla

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The Doctor's Kitchen is the show about food, medicine, lifestyle and how to improve your health today.
Join Dr Rupy and his expert guests as they explore the multiple ways in which diet and lifestyle can help you achieve your healthiest and most fulfilling life.
Covering a broad range of subjects such as Nutritional medicine, Mental wellbeing and Mindset, you are sure to learn actionable tips and principles to lead your best life.
Join the online community at www.thedoctorskitchen.com to learn more

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    #156 The Power of Food with Sheila Dillon

    #156 The Power of Food with Sheila Dillon

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

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

    Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app here 
    Today’s episode is a part 2 to the episode where I discussed the studies used to create the Mental Health goal on the app. I specifically spoke about dietary patterns and nutrients related to supporting mental health as well as how we used this information to create recipes.
    On this episode I want to discuss our ability to listen to our internal organs through the cues and signals they send and look at food through a more integrative lens, giving consideration to the pleasure associated with eating and sharing meals. We also asked our lovely newsletter subscribers who get my “eat, read, listen” every week, to talk about their experiences looking after their mental health, the barriers they face and some practical tips to integrate this knowledge into everyday life.
    Today you’ll learn about:
    Interoception
    The beauty and pleasure of food
    The main take-aways from the nutrition research 
    Tips and hacks from the community about how to instil these values in your day to day
    If you enjoy this episode let us know and maybe we’ll do another one on a different topic!
    You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.
    Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.
    We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.
    Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #154 Sleep Better and train your Clock with Professor Russell Foster BSc PhD FRS

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

    Why do we sleep? It seems like such a luxury, an evolutionary oversight, a privilege some might say? But on today’s episode with Professor Russel Foster you’ll learn about why sleep is having a renaissance in both the way we think about it as a means to health as well as how the workforce should embrace it for enhanced creativity and productivity .
    Russell Foster is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) and Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. His latest book “Life Time” is a fantastic dive into everything circadian clock related and I absolutely loved it.
    Today we talk about:
    What Circadian rhythms are
    Sleep pressure
    Why we sleep and what happens when we sleep
    The concept of circadian ‘entrainment’
    How the visual system interacts with the brain
    The suprachiasmatic nuclei (SNC) as the master clock
    How to figure our your chronotype
    Sleep, shift work and mental health
    Chronotherapeutics
    Professors Russels top 10 tips for ‘entraining’ your clock
    You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.
    Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.
    We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.
    Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    #153 Time Restricted Eating (TRE) with Professor Satchin Panda PhD

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

    Can when you eat be as important as what you eat? My next guest thinks so, and has spent his academic career studying the effects of circadian rhythm on everything from heart disease, exercise capacity, cognitive health and diabetes.
    Satchin Panda, PhD is a professor at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. His lab studies how circadian rhythm in metabolism is an integral part of metabolic health and longevity. In preclinical animal models he discovered that consuming all calories within a consistent 8-12 hours also known as Time-restricted feeding can sustain daily rhythms. 
    One of the commonest topics I’m asked about is whether TRE or eating within rigid windows is advisable, and so I was fortunate to spend some time with Dr Panda himself whose research I’ve been privy to for many years. Studies have shown that this practical tool can prevent or even reverse chronic diseases and increase lifespan and today you’ll learn about:

    What circadian rhythms areThe biggest drivers to rhythm - eating, light, exerciseEating strategies for shift workers When is the best time of day for ExerciseWhether grazing on food within a TRE window is advisableHow we separate the effect of TRE from a calorie deficitThe history of circadian scienceHow we use mice to research circadian rhythmsHow disrupting rhythm causes diabetes - effects of time-restricted eating on glucose metabolism. Why giving your gut a rest is importantThe benefits of intermittent fasting to insulin, your gut, inflammation and fat breakdown
    You can find my guests book “The Circadian Diabetes Code” in all good book stores and the links to Satchin’s website and app are on www.thedoctorskitchen.com too.
    You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.
    Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.
    We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.
    Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z
    Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    #152 A World Without Email with Cal Newport

    #152 A World Without Email with Cal Newport

    You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free here.
    Modern work is defined by a relentless barrage of incoming messages and back-and-forth digital conversations. What this creates is a state of constant, anxious chatter in which nobody can disconnect.
    In addition to this inability to unplug, is a squeezing of our cognitive bandwidth to perform substantive work. The type of work that really matters. We have become so used to an inbox-driven workday that it’s hard to imagine alternatives.
    And that’s why I’m speaking with computer science professor Cal Newport today who makes the case that our current approach to work is broken and why digital minimalism is so important.
    Cal is a NY Times bestselling author of several books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. Many of his articles from his column in the New Yorker and his weekly newsletter have inspired me to create a better working environment for me, my staff with the goal of promoting mental wellbeing and happiness which is why it was such a pleasure to have him on the show today.
    His latest book, A World Without Email provides a bold vision for liberating workers from the tyranny of the inbox, and unleashing a new era of productivity.
    You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.
    Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.
    We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.
    Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    #151 Every Family Has a Story with Julia Samuel MBE

    #151 Every Family Has a Story with Julia Samuel MBE

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    **Explicit Language warning**
    Why do families drive us mad? And can we ever aspire to create a family environment that is functional or ‘ideal’?
    To help explore these questions I have Julia Samuel MBE on the podcast today to help explain why there is no such thing as ‘the perfect’ family. And actually it’s through pain and even productive fighting that we can have rich, joyful and fulfilling family experiences that emotionally develop us.
    ​​Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers 'This Too Shall Pass' and 'Grief Works'. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and a Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works.
    Today we discuss:
    The concepts of love as medicineWhy our food is particularly hardwired in our memoriesThe universality of our experiences show that we are not alone. How we can examine “Inherited family patterns” and prevent traumaWhy “Emotional connection is a basic human need”The importance of self compassionHow family is the single most important influence on a child’s life and outcomes
    You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.
    Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.
    We would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes - please do let me know on our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) what you think,and give us a 5* rating on your podcast player if you enjoyed today’s episode.
    Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z
    Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/
    Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/

    Julia’s Socials:
    Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk
    Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe


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    • 1 hr 9 min

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