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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.

    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
    Food as Medicine with Dr William Li

    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 about
    - The microbiota, how certain foods can improve your body’s ability to regulate sugar
    - What stem cells are and the different types of foods that can help promote regeneration
    - The 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 support
    - The 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 time
    - The 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.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Being a healthy vegan with BOSH!

    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 following


    - How Henry and Ian first got into plant based eating
    - The mission for BOSH in the UK and further afield
    - Veganism and nutrition
    - How they create such a great culture within their company
    - What 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 episode


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    How to Save The Planet at Breakfast with Jonathan Safran Foer

    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 languages


    And 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 impacts
    - Not to rely on the government for action and how we can act
    - The simplest most effective solution is diet
    - How we are all hypocrites and a layer of realism is useful
    - Why climate change and global warming has a branding problem


    Jonathan 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.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Doctor’s Kitchen LIVE Podcast: Opportunities for Growth Post Pandemic (with a Live Q&A Session)

    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 population


    I 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.


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    • 1 hr 2 min

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4.8 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

va curio ,

Brilliant

I always listen to The Doctor’s Kitchen, but this, without doubt, is the most informative and interesting episode I’ve heard.
Well done, Gentlemen!!

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Dr. Aujla, host of The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast, highlight all good aspects and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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All four episodes of 2020 so far have been awesome! I don’t know how you have the time to do all that you do, but I am glad that you are doing it. Keep up the amazing work.

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