The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast: #31 : Root to Stem with Alex Laird

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Today I’m speaking with medical herbalist and author of “Root to Stem” Alex Laird. She runs one of the few NHS medical herbalism clinics at Whipps Cross hospital in London alongside a consultant dermatologist and has over 20 years of experience. Trained in biomedicine and plant pharmacology, Alex is also a visiting lecturer, has published numerous research papers, and…

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The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast: #22: Eat For The World with Dr Sandro Demaio

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Welcome to a brand new episode of The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast – and today I welcome the amazing Dr Sandro Demaio – the CEO of EAT* *a global, non-profit startup dedicated to transforming our global food system through sound science, impatient disruption and novel partnerships The Doctor’s Kitchen is about blending together the science with delicious…

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The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast:#6: Principle 5 – Eat in Time

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Sleep is one of the most important activities of daily living so on this episode I invite sleep medicine expert Dr Michael Farquhar to discuss the impact of eating (and what time we eat) on sleep quality. We also delve into a discussion about fasting, the effect of poor sleep on health (particularly shift workers)…

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The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast: #5: Principle 4 – Eat Plants

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My guest on this really fun episode is one of the most knowledgeable nutrition experts in the UK. He’s written his own book on digestive health, co-authored chapters in textbooks on cardiovascular health and has worked as clinical lead for education in a number of institutions. We have a chat about plant focused diets, the…

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The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast: #3: Principle 2: Eat Whole

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We discuss the concept of eating more whole foods. What does eating whole actually mean? Are there clear health benefits for eating more whole foods? Could this be the answer to our public health crisis of lifestyle disease as well as some actionable tips for how you can eat more ‘whole’; every day. You can…

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The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast: #2: Principle 1 – Eat Colourful

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I chat with friend and medical colleague Dr Anita Mitra about all things to do with colourful eating. You can listen to the Podcast here. We talk about: What is a phytochemical? Why do plants have different colours and smells? The difference between micronutrients and phytochemicals What is plant hormesis? The benefits of consuming plant…

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Fats Tutorial

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All you need to know about fats in 10 minutes! A simple overview of what they are, why they’re important for us and how quality plays a huge role. It can be very confusing with lots of names, media hype and scaremongering. This is my pragmatic approach! In summary, fats are VITAL for you. You…

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Tips for Night Shift Workers

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Tips for night shift workers Before and after shifts, people often complain of abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, low mood and increased susceptibility to common viruses. Studies looking at brain waves show that sleep rhythms are incredibly important to health. Proper alignment influences metabolism, inflammation pathways and stress hormones. So it’s no wonder us night shift…

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5 Plant based sources of Protein

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Why should we be eating more plant based protein when we can just eat meat? Meat’s a convenient source of all 9 essential amino acids, it has the added source of Iron, B12 not to mention great fatty acids in wild fish. Plant based sources on the other hand have lots of fibre, added minerals,…

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