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The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

Dr Rupy Aujla

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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Our Editor's Take

The most important food intervention anyone can make might be choosing the right food. This is one of the many pieces of researched-backed advice shared on The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast. There are many wellness and mental health podcasts, but only a few have actual doctors as hosts. On this podcast, listeners hear from Dr. Rupy Aujla, a practicing physician.

Dr. Rupy works for the UK's National Health Service (NHS). The Imperial College London graduate is a regular on BBC Asia's Noreen Khan show. He writes for Men's Health, Huffington Post, and nutritionfacts.org. The podcast host is also the bestselling author of many nutrition and recipe books. Dr. Rupy Cooks and Eat to Beat Illness are two of his titles. He combines his medical skills with culinary medicine to provide healthy eating advice. In November 2017, he began The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast.

The podcast strives to help listeners live well by eating well. Gut health, obesity, and cholesterol control are some topics addressed on the podcast. Dr. Rupy provides actionable tips that can help change negative mindsets about food. He believes in personalized medicine and nutrition that fit each unique individual. The host often emphasizes this on the podcast. Listeners learn about why different people have different nutritional needs. The host also shares that eating well has a medicinal effect.

Podcast episodes sometimes feature guests with expertise in medicine, nutrition, and wellness. One such guest is podcast regular and bestselling author Dr. William Li. That physician shares insights on how to eat to fight body fat. In their conversation, they address misconceptions about obesity and other topics. In another chat with author Georgina Hayden, listeners learn about plant-based cooking. They discuss Georgina's childhood, growing up in a Greek household, and her culinary work. Listeners can expect similar engaging and informative episodes on The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast. New episodes drop each week.

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Episodes

#252 Why you need to eat these 4 foods every day
5d ago
#252 Why you need to eat these 4 foods every day
If I had to name 4 foods to get in your meals most days to support your gut, heart, brain and reduce your risk of disease…what would they be?To me, they are my daily BBGS - Beans, berries, greens and seeds.Todays podcast is a deep dive into the observational and interventional studies looking at these powerful additions to our diet. You’ll get to know the doses, and how to consume them everyday and hopefully this is a nudge in the right direction for you and your family members to look after your health.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#251 Problem Periods with Dr Anita Mitra
12-06-2024
#251 Problem Periods with Dr Anita Mitra
Dr Anita Mitra is back on the podcast today. She’s an NHS doctor working in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with experience in both clinical medicine and research. She completed her PhD on the vaginal microbiome in cervical precancer and the reproductive complications of treatment for cervical precancer.She’s author of the fantastic book, “Gynae Geek”, and her new book “Dealing with Problem Periods” in which she details what normal and abnormal looks like and the various conditions that cause problems.On todays discussion we talk about what exactly normal means for periods and how to personalise this to your own cycle. What her current day job entails in her gynaecology cancer speciality, as well as the reason why problem periods can arise and the investigations she recommends. We also have a frank discussion about why it’s important to monitor periods and how to track them.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#250 Health Statistics Everyone Should Know
05-06-2024
#250 Health Statistics Everyone Should Know
Today I’m talking about statistics to do with food and health that everyone should know.How much it costs us every year, where it sits on the list of the biggest contributors to ill health and death globally, what the impact of good food actually is and how bad people are currently eating according to current guidelines.I don’t think many people appreciate these numbers. I get a lot of glossed looks whenever I talk about the impact of poor food on health outcomes, particularly with certain medical professionals. It’s often seen as an inevitability and the nonchalant nature in which we address the foundations of ill health is seen within these statistics. We all need to do better.There is huge potential for improved health if we simply encourage and empower people to eat well everyday and that will have a knock on effect on productivity, wealth, happiness, relationships and so on. I don’t present this idea as a panacea, but just a huge tool in our aspiration for improving wellbeing.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#249 Therapeutic Diets for Gut Health and Food Intolerances with Ben Brown
29-05-2024
#249 Therapeutic Diets for Gut Health and Food Intolerances with Ben Brown
Therapeutic diets are promoted everywhere and for a multitude of symptoms. Whether it’s low fodmap, sibo diet, low carb, low histamine and of course elimination diets.But what is the actual evidence for these? And how do we personalise them to us?On the podcast with me today is Ben Brown, my go to expert when it comes to anything nutrition and supplement related. Ben is founder and director of the Nutritional Medicine Institute, an educational, advocacy and research group committed to advancing the science and practice of nutritional medicine.Ben is on the academic advisory board and a guest lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health and guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management. On this episode we dive into the evidence base for a ton of diets, how one would test for a gluten intolerance, we also talk about home test kits for things like allergies and intolerances and whether they’re at all worth it.If you want to hear more from Ben and you’re interested in these topics I highly recommend you check out the NMI conference that will be on later this year in October 2024. I attended last year and I was blown away by the quality of lectures from medical doctors, researchers and nutrition professionals. This years theme is “Mitochondrial Nutrition for Fatigue, the Brain, and Healthy Ageing”: https://www.nmi.health/nmi-summit-2024/🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#248 How to Lower Cholesterol with Food
22-05-2024
#248 How to Lower Cholesterol with Food
These are my evidence based recommendations for specific foods you should be eating everyday to lower cholesterol.We’ve done a full dive into what cholesterol is, why we need it, how we measure it and why it’s important to get certain measures of cholesterol in our blood down to as low levels as possible, on episode #202 of the podcast.Todays episode is specifically tackling the foods and doses of foods I personally consume daily to keep cholesterol levels in check. As part of a heart healthy protocol, I feel that these additional ingredients can be safely added to most peoples diets with positive results.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#247 Chocolate’s Health Benefits with Dr Rupy Aujla
15-05-2024
#247 Chocolate’s Health Benefits with Dr Rupy Aujla
I love chocolate. I eat it most days as a snack or as a dessert with some fresh berries, apples or simply on its own. It’s phenomenal and I’ve always loved it. But what about its health benefits?Today we are diving deep into the science behind why chocolate could improve your brain, your heart, your gut health and even help you live longer? And yes, it does need to be dark chocolate, but you’ll find out how dark you need to go for the benefits on todays podcast.The luxurious treat is pretty amazing, and we’ve already decided as a team that we’re going to do another episode where we talking about processing methods, sourcing, how to tell what is good vs bad quality chocolate and even do a live taste test on YouTube, where you can also watch this episode!🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#246 How to choose the best Spices with Ren Patel
08-05-2024
#246 How to choose the best Spices with Ren Patel
I have the Queen of Spice from Ren’s Kitchen on the show today talking about everything to do with sourcing and investing in the best spices for your food, not just from a nutritional standpoint, but a flavour perspective too. I’ve always been a fan of spices for their medicinal properties, but today I was blown away by how much Ren taught me about spices and I was shocked at how different spices can taste in their raw whole form.Ren has been in the spice business for years and has some of the best chefs and restaurants use her spices. Tom Kerridge, Bubala, Palomar, Raffles hotel, Ottolenghi to name a few.Remember, spices add diversity to your plate – they count as 1/4 point each and we’re aiming for 30 different plant points a week! Even used in small amounts, the addition of spices is suggested to improve gut microbiome composition and reduce markers of inflammation. Plus they have been part of the diet of human populations for thousands of years and add a ton of flavour.Today we talk what we’re doing WRONG when using spices, what Ren has taught people in her cooking classes and how to source correctly and how to spot the best spices in the market.You can find out more about Ren and Rens Pantry on her website renspantry.com. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
BONUS Make Better Bread with Karen O’Donoghue
06-05-2024
BONUS Make Better Bread with Karen O’Donoghue
Karen O’Donoghue is a champion for not only better bread, but also better food quality, choices and better growing methods.You can hear the passion in Karens message and I love her commitment to the craft of sourcing, fermenting and baking. She’s a force, and I love her energy. I think you will too.Soaking and sprouting is clearly something Karen believes we should be doing more of. And if I think back to traditional methods of cooking in my families kitchen, these vital steps are things that we wouldn’t have skipped. Soaking peas, nuts and seeds. Combining specific spices and herbs with them. This is an artform that increases the nutritional value of our food, but is rapidly being lost as we move toward more convenience and speed. Something that I realise I’m guilty of myself in todays podcast.Karen and her company, Happy Tummy Co inform people about the need to spend more on health, invest in the soil and re-engage with the food supply. I love the message and the enthusiasm. As uncomfortable as it may be to hear the hard truths presented in an unforgiving way, I think sometimes it’s important to hear the message in it’s raw form.You can check out Karen’s bread, recipes and idyllic bakery in Ireland at www.thehappytummyco.com PLUS, we cooked up her scones and an incredible Teff porridge in the studio that you can find on YouTube. 🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#245 Ozempic. The truth about the side effects and risks of this Magic Pill with Johann Hari
01-05-2024
#245 Ozempic. The truth about the side effects and risks of this Magic Pill with Johann Hari
Johann Hari is back on the podcast today and he looks completely different to the last time I saw him. He’s lost an incredible amount of weight, his face looks completely different and it’s all because of a drug you’ve probably already heard of. Ozempic.Also known as GLP-1 agonists, these drugs were initially used by doctors like myself in General Practice for type 2 diabetics, but have now found a use case to treat obesity.For over a year, Johann has been self treating with the drugs and diving into the history of how these drugs were discovered and utilised. From the lab to the pharmaceutical companies & the doctors surgery to the popular pages of celebrity gossip columns; Johann tells the full story without shying away from the potentially dangerous reality of the sideffects and risks of these popular medications.We talk about:What Ozepmic and similar drugs do to your brain and gutHow it impacts addiction to food and other substancesWhat the potential risks are including cancer, pancreatitis and bowel obstructionWhy UPF and obesity are the main concernYou can purchase Johann’s newest book, ‘Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs’, available on 2nd May 2024, here: https://amzn.to/3Ulz2UB Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author, his books include, ‘Chasing the Scream’, ‘Lost Connections’, and ‘Stolen Focus’. He has written for the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, and has twice been named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International.Content Correction Note:During this podcast with Johann Hari, discussing the new weight-loss drugs, (at circa 1m 44s) - Johann mentioned that the British food critic Jay Rayner took Ozempic and subsequently lost his pleasure in food. This comment was incorrect and it was, in fact, a different writer. We apologise for any confusion caused here.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet me Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#244 How Immunity is influenced by the Mind with Dr Monty Lyman
24-04-2024
#244 How Immunity is influenced by the Mind with Dr Monty Lyman
For most of medical history, in the West at least, the idea that there could be a relationship between the mind and the immune system was inconceivable. At medical school, I was taught that there is no relationship whatsoever between our mindset and our ability to stave off infections like viruses, colds and even reduce our susceptibility to cancer.But that is now thought to be completely incorrect. In fact there is a clear relationship between our emotions, our microbes and our immune systems.To talk about this with me today is Dr Monty Lyman. A medical doctor, researcher and author who specializes in the relationship between the mind and the immune system. He is an Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Oxford and in todays podcast we talk about:How irritable bowel relates to an ‘irritable mind’Gut Rehabilitation and what that entailsThe relationship between the mind, body and microbesWhy psychological stress causes inflammation in the bodyHow an anti-inflammatory lifestyle can heal both the mind and body by recalibrating an unbalanced defence system🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free*🌐 View full show notes, including guest details, on our website*The Doctor's Kitchen App gives you 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.🥗 Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan📷 Follow on Instagram🐦 Tweet meWe 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.