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Dr Ayan Panja shares his unique blend of bitesized wisdom and perspective to improve your health journey and make you stop, think and reflect. Knowledge, evidence and powerful storytelling make for a mind-expanding short form listen.

Dr Ayan Panja shares his expert generalist perspective on important themes around health & wellbeing, pondering what impacts our health journeys and attitudes. A bite-sized, enriching and quietly mind-expanding podcast.
7/8/2022

Gut symptoms

Season 1, Ep. 28
In this episode I look at symptoms affecting the gut. They are one of the most common presentations ingeneral practice.Most of us experience some kind of gastrointestinal symptom at some point in our lives. I delve into my understanding on how the gut works and how and why things can go wrong and what we can do to help ourselves.Links:Mintel gastrointestinal problems data:https://www.mintel.com/press-centre/beauty-and-personal-care/86-of-brits-have-suffered-from-a-gastrointestinal-problem-in-the-past-year/ampMintel article on gut health determinants:https://www.mintel.com/blog/food-market-news/gut-health-goes-beyond-digestion/ampUltra-processed foods: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7399967/Aryl-hydrocarbon receptor: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5777317/Short chain fatty acids:https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fendo.2020.00025/fullDiet and reflux disease:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6702398/H. pylori infection and reflux disease:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6502218/Low FODMAP diets:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33585949/Probiotics and their potential role in reflux disease:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7019778/SIBO and IBS - is there a link?:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29761234/Gallstones and SIBO:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29392773/A review of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns and Ulcerative colitis):https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6685307/‘Red flag’ gut symptoms needing medical assessment:https://bowelinterestgroup.co.uk/resources/red-flag-symptoms-in-gi-conditions/Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Surgery (healthline.com)The popular ‘4 R’s of gut health’:https://thenutritionalinstitute.com/resources/blog/292-the-4-r-s-of-gut-health
6/17/2022

Brain health and Alzheimer’s Disease

Season 1, Ep. 25
*TW*This is such a trenchant topic and I wanted to cover it for so many reasons.Most of us get some kind of brain symptom at times but it is short lived, but that is not the case for many people.Alzheimer’s Disease is the commonest form of dementia affecting over 60% of all dementia sufferers worldwide.This episode looks at the determinants of brain health and the aetiology of Alzheimer’s Disease.Links:Facts, figures and information on dementia:https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dementiaFood and brain health:https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-brain-foods(did not focus on this in the episode but in case you want to know more).Brain health and food chat with @Doctors_Kitchen:https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-doctors/8-eat-to-boost-your-brain-W4eh8cIyNHf/The hippocampus and memory:https://alz-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/alz.12009Association between diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4265876/The ApoE gene: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2021.630502/fullCognitive stimulation therapy:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639131/Alzheimer’s support:https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/101 on Alzheimer’s Disease - what it is and it’s pathology:https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-happens-brain-alzheimers-diseaseTreatment of Alzheimer’s Disease:https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/dementia-information/types-of-dementia/alzheimers-disease/treatments/