138 episodes

Combined expertise of a Medical Doctor and a Culinary Nutrition Expert Chef: With decades of experience in traditional medicine, professional cooking, and functional/integrative medicine, we can assess your health and lifestyle from all angles. We provide whole-body health guidance while also showing you how to use food as medicine every day. We're bringing health home using our combined 40+ years of helping people heal. 
Because health doesn’t start and end at the doctor’s office. It starts with your thoughts, the foods you eat, and the habits you nurture each day. At home, work, schools, and places of worship.

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The MD and Chef Team Podcast Dr. Isabel MD & Culinary Nutrition Expert Chef Michael

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Combined expertise of a Medical Doctor and a Culinary Nutrition Expert Chef: With decades of experience in traditional medicine, professional cooking, and functional/integrative medicine, we can assess your health and lifestyle from all angles. We provide whole-body health guidance while also showing you how to use food as medicine every day. We're bringing health home using our combined 40+ years of helping people heal. 
Because health doesn’t start and end at the doctor’s office. It starts with your thoughts, the foods you eat, and the habits you nurture each day. At home, work, schools, and places of worship.

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    Is Your Brain On Fire? Part #2

    Is Your Brain On Fire? Part #2

    Could your brain be silently suffering from chronic inflammation?
    In this episode of the MD and Chef Team Show, Chef Michael and Dr. Isabel strips down the complex layers of brain health, distinguishing the contrast between the temporary ally of acute inflammation.
    They shared insights on hydration, diet, and the pivotal role of exercise in promoting brain vitality, laying out a blueprint for preemptive action against conditions ranging from depression to Alzheimer's.
    Listen in to learn how to keep your brain healthy and protect against the hidden dangers of chronic inflammation and change the way you think about mental clarity and cognitive longevity.

    Key Points:
    The link between chronic inflammation and mental health issues like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer'sProactive steps to maintain brain health and prevent mental health disorders including dietary changes, exercise, and stress managementThe role of lifestyle choices in nurturing brain health and preventing conditions like Alzheimer's and depressionConnection between gut health and brain health and how psychological stress can alter the gut microbiomeStaying hydrated, cutting back on sugar, doing cardio and strength exercises, and managing stress with routines and boundaries
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    • 20 min
    Is Your Brain On Fire? Part #1

    Is Your Brain On Fire? Part #1

    In this episode of the MD and Chef Team Show, Chef Michael and Dr. Isabel dive deep into the often-overlooked issue of chronic inflammation and its effects on brain health and overall well being.
    They provide enlightening insights on how chronic inflammation differs from the short-lived acute inflammation and why it’s crucial to address it for maintaining mental clarity and a vibrant life.
    With expert guidance, explore how the foods we eat and our hydration levels play a pivotal role in either fueling or fighting this persistent inflammation.

    Key Points:
    The difference between acute and chronic inflammation and their effects on brain health.
    The potential long-term consequences of chronic inflammation such as chronic diseases, mood disorders, cognitive decline, brain fog and reduced neuroplasticity.
    The importance of maintaining brain health for clear thinking throughout life.
    The role of diet in managing inflammation, with a focus on reducing excess sugars and processed foods.
    The benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and incorporating live foods such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins to combat inflammation.
    The significance of hydration in overall health and its role in reducing inflammation.
    Practical advice on water intake based on body weight and the need to hydrate especially after periods of dehydration like sleep.
    Armed with an understanding of proper dietary habits, adequate water intake and a commitment to self care, one can successfully tackle chronic inflammation and pave the way for a fulfilling and healthful existence.

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    • 23 min
    Thriving Through Perimenopause

    Thriving Through Perimenopause

    As women journey through life, they encounter various natural transitions that can have profound effects on their overall health and well-being.
    In this episode of the MD and Chef Team Show, Dr. Isabel welcomed wellness expert Amita Sharma, co-founder of NourishDoc who bravely shares the raw truths of her perimenopausal experience and insights on how nutrition, exercise, and self-care can help women navigate the murky waters of perimenopause.
    Together, they dissect the lack of awareness and proper healthcare during this transitional stage that can lead to a multitude of chronic conditions for women over 65, including osteoporosis and heart health issues, emphasizing the focus on the pillars of health for women—nutrition, exercise, and self-care. 
    Listen in and discover the transformative impact of integrating self-love into your daily routine and leave armed with actionable tips to make these essential health pillars a part of your everyday life.

    Key Points:

    Raising awareness about perimenopause and its potential health risks, such as osteoporosis and heart-related issues, underscoring the importance of proactive care.
    Explore the role of diet in managing perimenopause symptoms, focusing on the benefits of phytoestrogens, healthy fats, and protein.
    How physical activity can help manage weight, improve mood, and strengthen bones, which is crucial as estrogen levels decline.
    Engaging in self-love and affirmations, highlighting how self-worth can impact overall health.

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    • 22 min
    A Setback is a SetUp for a Comeback!

    A Setback is a SetUp for a Comeback!

    Life, with its unpredictable twists and turns, can sometimes knock us off our feet.  But what if we told you that these setbacks are not the end, but rather the beginning of something greater? 
    In this episode of the MD and Chef Team Show, Chef Michael and Dr. Isabel guides you through the transformation of life's hardest hits into your greatest triumphs and shares their 43-year journey of turning failures into stepping stones for success.
    Drawing from Willie Jolley's wisdom, they delve into the art of bouncing back from adversity and the importance of maintaining a resilient mindset in marriage, parenting, and personal endeavors.
    Strap in for a journey that celebrates the 'comeback kid' in each of us, proving that every setback is not a defeat but a set-up for a legendary return.

    Key Points:
    How setbacks can be transformed into comebacks and serve as catalysts for growth.
    Explore the concept of a 'burning desire' as motivation to move beyond comfort zones.
    The VDAD formula from Willie Jolley: stands for Vision, Decision, Action, and Desire.
    Encouragement to find joy and humor even when facing adversity.
    Adopting a winner's attitude and view challenges as opportunities for growth.
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    • 16 min
    Now, How Do I Change Habits?

    Now, How Do I Change Habits?

    Are you stuck in a rut, clinging to habits that no longer serve you?
    In this episode of the MD and Chef Team Show, join Chef Michael and Dr. Isabel as they traverse the bumpy landscape of habit formation, revealing the tools and mindset necessary for rewiring our daily routines.
    Listen as they embark on the 63-day challenge to lasting change with a compassionate approach, setting boundaries and how cultivating new habits can lead to a more fulfilling life.
    This episode isn't just about habits; it's about the holistic transformation of your life, one step at a time. Embrace the journey, set powerful intentions, and let's chase the healthier you that awaits beyond habitual borders.
    Key Points:
    Embracing incremental changes to achieve long-term goals and a healthier lifestyle.The concept of setting boundaries and its significance in protecting one's progress against external negative influences.Emphasis on patience, self-compassion, and a success-oriented mindset when changing daily routines.Being kind to oneself throughout the process of change,The significance of having a success-oriented mindset and powerful thoughts, which lead to the formation of powerful habits.
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    • 16 min
    Your Starting Point for 2024

    Your Starting Point for 2024

    Ever found yourself at a crossroads, unsure of how to move from where you are to where you want to be?
    Kick off 2024 with season five of the MD and Chef Team show as Chef Michael and Dr. Isabel 
    share valuable perspectives on the significance of identifying your starting point "Point A" as the foundation for plotting a course to your desired "Point B" – your goals for the year. 
    Whether you're looking to cultivate deeper relationships, climb the career ladder, get your finances in order, or boost your well-being, we discuss the power of writing down where you stand today to navigate the path toward your intended destination – Point B.
    Remember, 2024 is not just another year; it's a canvas waiting for your masterpiece. Take the first step, chart your path, and let the MD and Chef Team be your guides on this transformative journey.

    Key Points:
    The necessity of honesty in evaluating one's current situation across various aspects of life such as relationships, career, finances, and health.Advocating for creating a vision board that serves as a daily reminder of goals, keeping individuals focused and motivated throughout the year.The power of knowing your 'why'—the driving force behind your goals.Understanding that to move from Point A to Point B, one must identify what needs to change within themselves, their environment, and their support system.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

OfficialAnika ,

Exuberant and Informative

Dr. Isabela and Chef Michael bring joy and exuberant energy to each interview. I enjoy the different topics they cover and their guests stories!

isabellestepbystep ,

So excited

I am so excited to learn from this power team !
As a 52 year old with 6 children I am taking care of myself.
Looking forward to learning a ton. Btw: I love the intro music too:)

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