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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.

    Fasting and Medicine with Professor Valter Longo

    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 about


    - What fasting means and the different types of fasting
    - The 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.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Eating for your Eyes with Dr Rudrani Banik

    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 system
    - What 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 blindness
    - So 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 lifestyle




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    Further links:
    http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e00198-16.full - contact lens wearing
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045141/ - microbiome and ophthalmic disease
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1542012416300386
    https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39945/title/Visualizing-the-Ocular-Microbiome/
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Reverse Ageing (Part 4 of 4). The Future of Longevity Research with Professor David Sinclair

    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 disease
    - Instead of trying to tackle each one of the 8 central tenants of ageing, how Prof is looking at the epigenome
    - Sirtuins and their role in ageing, DNA repair and gene expression
    - AMPK, MTor, Sirtuins as regulators of lifespan and defence pathways
    - Methods of fighting ageing and activating the body’s natural defence systems
    - Energy restriction, aerobic exercise, sauna and cold shock therapy
    - energy restriction, exercise triggering hypoxia, sauna, cold shock therapy,
    - NAD and NAD precursors, Metformin, rapamycin and resveratrol as molecules that can improve ageing
    - Why 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.


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    • 57 min
    How to Reverse Ageing (Part 3 of 4) The Female Ageing Brain with Dr Lisa Mosconi

    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 Medicine
    - Her personal Story of Alzheimer’s in her family
    - What the ‘Women’s Brain initiative’ aims to achieve in science
    - How women's brains age distinctly from men's
    - The unique risks women face
    - How 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 organs
    - The key brain-protective hormone: Oestrogen
    - Abandoning one size fits all medicine and embracing personalised medicine
    - 8 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 supplements


    Definitely 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.


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    How to Reverse Ageing (Part 2 of 4). Healthy Ageing with Dr Dan Levitin

    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 process
    - Our assumptions around memory loss and our focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'
    - How our decision-making skills improve as we age
    - How happiness improves in age
    - Practical and cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during each decade of their life
    - How to age joyously
    - We also dive into Dan’s food preferences, flair for music and some incredible stories from his life’s work


    I would really recommend to check out Dan's book - The Changing Mind - it really is well worth a read


    And do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes and do check out all our other podcast episodes too!


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    How To Reverse Ageing (Part 1 of 4). The History of Longevity Research with Sue Armstrong

    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 prison
    - Her time spent researching and reporting on HIV
    - The origins of ageing research and interrelated tales of mavericks, worms and fruitflies 
    - The different theories of why we age
    - Cellular senescence 
    - The ageing immune system
    - Calorie restriction and its pros and cons
    - Whether the quest for longevity is a narcissistic endeavour
    - True 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.


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    • 1 hr 39 min

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55 Ratings

MMayock ,

Get listening

funny, informative and non biased, really enjoy all his episodes

lolly>' ,

Excellent

I’m from Clare so I’ve heard it lots of times but if i hadn’t heard it before u have given it a pretty good explanation

Keep u p ur gr8 work

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Doctors kitchen

About time someone looked at the effect of lifestyle on health in a serious way.
Interesting that is was his mother put him on this track.
Womens wisdom !

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