#228 Sugar Crashes, Attention, Psychedelics and Food as Medicine. 5 lessons from the Podcast in 2023 with Dr Rupy Aujla

27 Dec 2023

Today we’re wrapping up our podcast year with 5 impactful conversations from 2023.

This year has been an incredible journey learning more about food and medicine and I hope you’ve found the lessons from the podcast as fascinating as I have!

First off I share a snippet from my conversation with Dr Robert Lustig (#209 Why a calorie is not a calorie) about whether you can you be a sugar aholic? Robert’s passion for this subject is palpable, and perhaps after hearing Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, talk on the subject today, you might be inclined to review your sugar intake yourself?

The realisation of our dropping attention spans is worrying. You don’t have to ask many people in your network to realise that this phenomenon is not unique. This conversation I had with Johann Hari (#193 Why you can’t focus) encouraged me to inject mind wandering into my daily routine.

Jessie Inchauspé is now a global phenomena and has influenced millions of people to become more conscious about the impact of sugar spikes on their wellbeing. In this snippet (#144 Flatten Your Glucose Levels), we focus on Jessie’s backstory and what led her to pursue a career in science and the revelation of how her own glucose rollercoasters were affecting her health.

Professor David Nutt is at the forefront of psychedelic research and on this podcast (#211 Psychedelics and the new era of Psychiatry) he breaks down what these molecules are, the research behind them and why he believes they have great promise for mental health and beyond.

And lastly, but by no means least, my conversation with Sheila Dillon (#156 The Power of Food).  Sheila’s realisation around food and medicine, touching on her own experience of cancer, her sisters and the phenomenal impact of the food programme to spark ideas and challenge dogma in our crazy complicated world of food.

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