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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 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

    #99 The Olive Oil Episode with Dr Simon Poole

    #99 The Olive Oil Episode with Dr Simon Poole

    Over the years you’ll have heard me talking about the Mediterranean way of eating and extra virgin olive oil quite frequently and today on the show I’m delighted to be joined by an expert in all things to do with olive oil and the history of a Mediterranean in general, Dr Simon Poole.


    Everything you need to know about olive oil is in today's episode. It’s origins, it’s therapeutic uses, its impact on heart and brain health. Its potential anti-cancer and weight maintenance effects. The alchemy of olive oil and food. 


    Today’s podcast was absolutely fascinating .. for me! I learnt so much from Dr Poole who is a Cambridge based GP and is an internationally renowned authority on the science and application of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle. He is co-author of the Gourmand Prize winning book The Olive Oil Diet and speaks regularly on the subject of communication and change management in population and individual nutritional health.
     
    We talked about the following:
    - What the origins of olive oil are
    - How the oil is produced
    - It’s regenerative impact on soil and climate health
    - Diocles of Carystus and Hippocrates and olive oil
    - The types of phenols in olive oil
    - Olive and heart health
    - Alzeihmers and Weight loss with olive oil
    - Grading olive oil and what to look for
    - The smoking point of olive oil


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    BONUS EPISODE Lifestyle and Long Covid with Professor Robert Thomas

    BONUS EPISODE Lifestyle and Long Covid with Professor Robert Thomas

    Professor Robert Thomas is back on the podcast talking about all things to do with Long COVID and some preliminary results from the UK’s only Covid nutrition intervention trial - The Phyto V study. A randomised double blind placebo controlled trial evaluating the influence of a phytochemical rich whole foods capsule plus a probiotic capsule on clinical outcomes among individuals with covid-19 viral infection. The hypothesis for this study is that starting a nutritional intervention in covid-19 positive patients displaying symptoms could shorten the severity or duration of illness. This may or may not have an impact on Long Covid and there are some anecdotes of benefit, however we can’t say for certain whether it’s useful for everyone.


    What polyphenols were included in the supplement I hear you ask? The researchers used ones that show promise in other viral illnesses and are found in common foods including: The flavanone polyphenol hesperetin found in citrus fruits; the Anthraquinone derivative aloe emodin found in Aloe Vera; Quercetin, a flavonoid found in, onions, apple, pomegranate and citrus fruits; Apigenin a polyphenol found in parsley, chamomile tea and fruit. Curcumin curcuminoids found in turmeric; ellagic acid found in pomegranate.


    As a reminder, 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, 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 Today’s podcast you will learn :
    - About the details of the study that is yet to be published
    - The theory behind using a probiotic and a nutrient dense supplement
    - The tips for covid that are evidence based which could reduce severity
    - The new study looking at how to potentially enhance the antibody response of the immune system from the vaccine
     
    Rather than to try and demonstrate the need for a supplement, what prof hopes to show is that using a polyphenol rich diet may be beneficial to prevent prolonged covid symptoms. 


    The details for the trial and other trials that professor mentions are on theDoctorskitchen.com podcast show notes. We’re doing another podcast dedicated to Robert's new book “How to Live” which I can’t recommend enough, but for that I think it needs its own distinct episode.


    Please do enjoy this conversation with Professor Robert Thomas and do check out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes on this and all other episodes
     
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    • 43 min
    BONUS EPISODE, Living with Long Covid with Dr Joanna Herman

    BONUS EPISODE, Living with Long Covid with Dr Joanna Herman

    Today I chat with Dr Joanna Herman, a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and during the first wave of the Pandemic, she contracted COVID. Despite being defined as a ‘mild’ case, with no risk factors for severe disease, she is still significantly debilitated by symptoms of ‘Long COVID’, and has been unable to return to work as a hospital physician for the past year.  


    As you will hear on the pod, Joanna is a very well established physician with years of experience. She has taught at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for 14 years, and has been on the Council of the British Infection Association since 2015. She has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières, is a medical writer, and a specialist medical advisor for the BBC programme Holby City. She is also a qualified Ashtanga Yoga teacher.


    Joanna wrote for The Guardian about her experience with Long COVID which is how I came upon the story. And it was particularly touching for me as Joanna also has the perspective of a doctor as a patient, and her experience has highlighted a system that is struggling to help those with a condition not yet understood.


    Last year, Joanna set up a yoga group for people who were experiencing significant lung problems following their COVID infection. Combining medical and yoga knowledge, Joanna has helped them learn how to access their lungs and breathe again, and regain their physical pre-viral strength.


    There are some absolute nuggets of inspiration that I personally found useful during our conversation and I do hope you enjoy this.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    BONUS EPISODE The Immune System and Covid with Professor Danny Altmann

    BONUS EPISODE The Immune System and Covid with Professor Danny Altmann

    Today I’m speaking with Professor Danny Altmann from Imperial College about Covid-19 and the post viral syndrome associated with its infection currently referred to as “Long Covid”. Not a lot is known about this chronic condition which for some people is absolutely debilitating, it could affect 500,000 people in the UK or more and we really need to further research this condition and build the infrastructure to tackle it.


    Professor Altmann heads a lab at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial. Key research interests are the immunology of infectious disease including severe bacterial infections, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus. Other projects focus on autoimmune disease including the role of the microbiota in rheumatoid arthritis.


    Today we refresh our memories about what we know about covid:
    - Danny gives us a quick recap on the immune system
    - How the virus enters cells via the ACE-2 receptor which is found on multiple sites of the body
    - The inflammasome, why it’s useful and what goes wrong with covid
    - The >50 symptoms of long covid including fatigue, headache, loss of attention and SOB
    - The theoretical mechanisms of long covid – multi organ fibrosis, persistent undetected infection, AI/inflammatory conditions
    - The parallels with other post viral syndromes such as EBV and post Ebola
    - Diagnostic uncertainty in Medicine
    - Vaccine and Variants
    - The different types of Antibodies


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    • 49 min
    #98 A Brain Healthy Diet with Dr Dean Sherzai and Dr Ayesha Sherzai

    #98 A Brain Healthy Diet with Dr Dean Sherzai and Dr Ayesha Sherzai

    Dementia is the defining disease of our time. In the UK it’s the leading cause of death, almost a million people suffer with it and 1 in every 14 of the population aged over 65. And it’s growing.


    The most common type is Alzheimers and the treatment? Well there are none. After decades of research and billions of dollars spent, we have a few drugs that mildly improve symptoms but nothing close to a cure. And so when I came across lifestyle measures including diet, exercise and community based interventions that could reduce the risk of getting dementia by 70, 80 or even 90% I had to get Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai on the pod to talk about their research


    They are a unique husband and wife team on the cutting edge of brain science, are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to long-term health and wellness through their work as Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, with patients, as well as through online writing, videos, and books at teamsherzai.com


    Dr. Dean Sherzai is a behavioral neurologist & neuroscientist whose entire life has been dedicated to behavioral change models at the community and population level. Dr. Ayesha Sherzai finished two residencies at Loma Linda University; preventive medicine and neurology. She also holds a master’s in advanced sciences from UCSD and completed a fellowship in vascular neurology from Columbia University. They are also authors of the book, The 30 Day Alzheimer’s Solution.


    We talk about:
    - How they became interested in brain health and plant based eating
    - The prevalence of dementia in the US and UK
    - The brain as a huge energy and oxygen consuming organ
    - Their community based research in Loma Linda involving over 3000
    - Creating habit loops
     
    What you will learn:
    - Why plant forward eating is critical to preventing dementia
    - Specific foods that Team Sherzai call out as helpful for the brain
    - The issues around nutritional science and why this information is taking so long to trickle into medical practice
    - The main cells involved in brain health - neurons and glial cells
    - How diet, lifestyle and other factors are becoming of top importance amongst the traditional medical community and why prevention is the cure
    - Only 3% of the genes known to play a role in dementia risk are deterministic
    - How better brain health supports your immune system
    - Why curcumin might actually be something to supplement with
    - Omega 3 fatty acids and whether you can achieve this through diet
    - Why inflammation effects memory
    - How creativity has a bidirectional effect on the brain - this is not just crosswords!
    - Why you do not need to eat a ton of fat to support your brain
    - A lifestyle that supports brain health - exercise, unwinding, stress reduction and community
    - Whether we should be drinking Alcohol 
    - Why we’re on the fence about fish


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    BONUS EPISODE The Power Hour with Adrienne

    BONUS EPISODE The Power Hour with Adrienne

    I’m joined today by Adrienne, a leading wellness professional, TEDx speaker, Podcast Host, Author and marathon runner. 


    Adrienne is the epitome of the modern digital entrepreneur! Ever since I’ve known her she’s been a vibrant ball of energy who’s so motivating. I always feel happier after speaking to her or listening to her on her incredible weekly podcast 'The Power Hour' where she dives into the first hour of the day with guests including Trevor Nelson, Fearne Cotton, Tom Daley (and me). 


    Her new book “Power Hour” is all about How to focus your goals and create a life you love.


    On today's pod you’ll learn:


    - All about the Power Hour Concept and the Importance of a morning routine 
    - How to develop an empowered mindset and focus on achieving personal and professional goals
    - Top tips to improve sleep, which is the foundation for a fantastic day
    - How to develop your own Power Hour
    - We also have quite an honest discussion about excuses and taking control of your situation regardless of what life has thrown at you. 


    I’m sure you’ll find hearing about Andrienne’s journey and story as motivating and inspiring as I do.


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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Actionable and Empowering!

Dr. Rupy is the best! I'm super greatful for this podcast - it's an amazing resource for learning how to fuel your body to maximize your health. A must listen!

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Informative and inspiring

Dr. Rupy has a great manner about him, an attitude of positivity, and you feel like he really cares about people achieving optimal health. His interviews are illuminating, and he freely share his knowledge with us. Highly recommended for anyone interested in optimizing their health.

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A great show today keep up the good work

I have a question for you you talked about having three portions of fruits and three of veggies for every meal. So how do you fine what is a veggie and what is your fruit because there are a lot of them to cross the line.

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