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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 mos...

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
Latest Episode12/7/2022

#176 The secret to delicious plant based cooking with Georgina Hayden

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeFood writer Georgina Hayden, is on the podcast today, she is author of ‘Taverna’ and more recently ‘Nistisima’ which translates as lenten or fasting foods.And the secret to eating delicious plant based foods is … it’s no secret! For over 200 days of the year, orthodox christians would essentially eat plant based! Sometimes it was a form of self discipline and religious practice, sometimes out of frugality and generally tradition! And the dishes were always meant to be vegan, rather than a plant based version of a meat dish. Drawing on history and culture from around the Levantine region, Mediterranean and Eastern Europe Nistisima is glorious.The cakes made with olive oil, the light slow cooked peppers, the sour leeks, the spicy harissa potatoes all look and taste amazing without the feeling that you’re missing a central element of the food. No wonder these Mediterranean countries have such healthy older generations!Georgina is a foodie through and through. Growing up in North London in a Greek Cypriot household, she was constantly surrounded by food from a young age.We dive into her career from laying the tables at her family's restaurant, to the 12 years at Jamie Oliver’s and her more recent experience as a judge for Channel 4's latest cooking show the 'Great Cookbook Challenge’.You can watch our conversation on youtube as well! It’s great no cost way of supporting the podcast and make sure you subscribe too!You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 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.
12/7/2022

#176 The secret to delicious plant based cooking with Georgina Hayden

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeFood writer Georgina Hayden, is on the podcast today, she is author of ‘Taverna’ and more recently ‘Nistisima’ which translates as lenten or fasting foods.And the secret to eating delicious plant based foods is … it’s no secret! For over 200 days of the year, orthodox christians would essentially eat plant based! Sometimes it was a form of self discipline and religious practice, sometimes out of frugality and generally tradition! And the dishes were always meant to be vegan, rather than a plant based version of a meat dish. Drawing on history and culture from around the Levantine region, Mediterranean and Eastern Europe Nistisima is glorious.The cakes made with olive oil, the light slow cooked peppers, the sour leeks, the spicy harissa potatoes all look and taste amazing without the feeling that you’re missing a central element of the food. No wonder these Mediterranean countries have such healthy older generations!Georgina is a foodie through and through. Growing up in North London in a Greek Cypriot household, she was constantly surrounded by food from a young age.We dive into her career from laying the tables at her family's restaurant, to the 12 years at Jamie Oliver’s and her more recent experience as a judge for Channel 4's latest cooking show the 'Great Cookbook Challenge’.You can watch our conversation on youtube as well! It’s great no cost way of supporting the podcast and make sure you subscribe too!You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 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.
12/5/2022

BONUS Why your story matters and how to find purpose with Mark Leruste

Most people are afraid of what others might think or say if they showed up as their true authentic selves. Especially in a business context. That’s why so many of us are terrified of sharing our story authentically in public and struggle to make a lasting impact when introducing ourselves. But what if you could effortlessly enroll and engage your audience every time you introduced yourself be it at work, on stage or even on a podcast?To talk about this, I have a good friend of mine on the podcast, Mark Leruste. He was previously Country Manager of The Movember Foundation, he has an award winning podcast ‘The Unconventionalists’ and has an inspiring TEDx talk.Mark is on a mission to eradicate career misery in the workplace for the next generation of leaders by helping organisations and those who lead them clarify their purpose to better lead and inspire their people, and share their story more powerfully so the world listens. His book “Glow In The Dark” is a guide to learn how to raise your profile and impact the world with your story.But why are stories important? I’ll be honest, I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to words like being your true, authentic self. What does this actually mean? I learnt a lot from Mark.Check out the book Glow in the Dark in all good bookshops and online, plus the website https://www.glowinthedarkbook.com/🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.
11/30/2022

#175 Harness the power of food to activate your health defences and help heal with Dr William Li

Dr Li is back on the podcast, I love the way he shares a similar belief in food as medicine and that simple delicious food is key to health. The way he researches, describes and cooks ingredients is testament to his immense knowledge on the subjectWilliam W. Li, MD, is 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 and impacts care for 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.Next year I’ll be having a full length conversation with Dr Li in anticipation of his next book so please enjoy this short conversation with William and Sakina.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.
11/28/2022

BONUS Learn to Thrive with Dr Nasha Winters

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeToday’s episode contains pretty stark descriptions of how many environmental pollutants we’re exposed to. Which is scary and could be triggering for a number of people. Dr Nasha Winters, who has suffered with cancer herself, does not shy away from the realities of our toxic environment and dealing with cravings for addictive foods so if you feel that you may be triggered by these descriptions then I reckon this is probably not the podcast to listen to.Part of the reason why we wanted to release this episode, despite it being slightly out of the norm of our typically conversation, is because we need to build mental resilience to these realities. Unfortunately we have a toxic environment, and in fact in December 2020 Southwark Coroner's Court found that air pollution "made a material contribution" to the death of 9 year old Ella Kiss-Debrah in 2013, after over two years of severe asthma attacks and cardiac arrests that led to multiple hospital visits. Our environment is having an impact on our health whether we would like to appreciate that or not and I will personally be diving into these topics a lot more.So, I would keep an open mind for today’s podcast!Remember you can watch as well as listen to the podcast on YouTube and you can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free🥗 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.
11/23/2022

#174 Become pain free and take control of your health with Dr Deepak Ravindran

My good friend Deepak is back on the podcast today speaking with Sakina. I had the most wonderful conversation with Deepak on the podcast before.Dr Deepak Ravindran is a boundary spanning ‘upstreamist’ with a trauma informed approach to pain practice. He has over 20 years of experience in Pain Management and is Clinical Lead in Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the UK. He is also one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds a certification in musculoskeletal, pain medicine and is board certified in lifestyle medicine. Longcovid, Pain Medicine and Trauma informed practice are subjects that Deepak is passionate about and today Sakina chats to him about:DIY vs DWY medicineSleep and it’s impact on chronic painSetting the circadian rhythm, sunlight and caffeineMaking complementary therapy more accessibleHe hosts the PainSpeak podcast and is the author of the Best Seller “The Pain Free Mindset” released in 2021 and it’s by far one of my favouroite books. It’s aimed at patients suffering with pain but it’s also immensely useful for all healthcare professionals in understanding all the recent advances around pain management in a trauma informed manner.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.
11/16/2022

#173 Herbs that Heal with Simon Mills

Today on the podcast I have the pleasure of talking to Simon Mills, a complementary health pioneer from the inception of the term in 1979, and later in the fields of integrated health, selfcare and social prescription.He graduated from University of Cambridge with a degree in medical sciences and has been a herbal practitioner in Exeter since 1977. He was Special Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee 2000 report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In 2016 he was appointed as Herbal Strategist at Pukka Herbs, leading new initiatives, clinical research, and most recently reducing antibiotic demand.Within herbal medicine, he established the first Masters programme in the USA, writing seminal textbooks, and publishing research including randomised controlled clinical trials.I never managed to source the herbs to support my liver prior to my stag party so I can’t attest to those! But I’ll be diving into www.herbalreality.com to see ways in which to increase the phytochemical diversity of my own diet.🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeYou can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.
11/9/2022

#172 Change your Behaviour for good with Dr Heather McKee

🎬 Watch the podcast on YouTube here📱 Download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for freeToday I’m welcoming back onto the podcast Dr Heather Mckee, the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist and keynote speaker. She has spent over 10 years in academia studying what it takes to create habits that last and her work has been published in world leading research journals.Today we’ll be talking about the ingredients for behaviour change, why skillpower is more important than willpower and how our environment, including our digital environment, is critical. You’ll learn about techniques that you can apply to enhance or reduce any behaviour including the concepts behind friction and fuel, slippy and sticky motivators and why information alone is not enough to create changes and determination theory.Heather has spent a lot of time working with companies in the technology space, and the later part of our conversation focuses on how I have and will continue to utilise some of the behavioural change science when creating new features for the doctor’s kitchen app to enhance the users ability to eat well everyday.We also talk through Heathers top tips for instilling new behaviours at the end of the podcast.You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get 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.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.Join the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/