Episode 17: Eat for Stress


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Dr Rangan Chatterjee returns to the pod, this time to talk to Dr Rupy about stress, including what it is, how it can affect your health or what you can do to help yourself with it.

Rangan is an NHS GP, a lifestyle medicine advocate, bestselling author and host of the Feel Better, Live More podcast series.

Dr Rangan’s new book The Stress Solution is out now in all good bookshops.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Sense of purpose
  • Perspective
  • Gratitude
  • Magnitude of mental health
  • How many areas of your life that stress can affect

As we discussed, stress affects every single organ of the body and therefore if you lower your stress levels, you can improve the function of every single organ in the body.

Summary

I hope you found these episodes with Dr Rangan as interesting and enlightening as I did – it certainly puts stress into perspective doesn’t it.

As Rangan mentioned, The World Health organisation are calling stress THE health epidemic of the 21st century – which is certainly a big statement from such an organisation.

As we’ve heard from both the sessions with Rangan, unbeknown to the majority of us, many health conditions that we all face in our daily lives can potentially have stress as the root cause.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Rangan that I think is something we can all take on board – perhaps at least once a week.

‘When was the last time that you did something that you loved – that you did, because you wanted to do it, not because you needed to do it, not because you wanted a new post for Instagram but something that you actually genuinely thought, ‘I’m doing this I don’t care if anyone sees me doing this or not – this just makes me feel good’ – that is a big part of health and that is a big part of lowering your stress levels’.  Dr Rangan Chatterjee

 

 

 


Guest: Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced in years to come. He has been called a pioneer and is changing the way that we look at illness. He is known for finding the root cause of people’s problems and he highlighted his methods in the ground-breaking BBC television show, Doctor in the House, which has been shown in over 70 countries around the world. He has been placed in the Pulse Power 50 list for influential GPs consecutively for the past 2 years.

He is the author of the international best-seller, The Four Pillar Plan which has already become one of the top 10 selling Health titles of the past 5 years.  The book is also available in the US under the title How to Make Disease Disappear.  Dr Chatterjee’s latest book The Stress Solution launched at the beginning of 2019 and has already hit the number 1 spot on the Amazon best seller list.

Dr Chatterjee hosts the iTunes #1 podcast, Feel Better, Live More to help empower listeners to lead healthier, happier lives and has over 2.5 million downloads to date. His podcast episodes are regularly ‘prescribed’ by doctors to their patients.

He has co-created the highly acclaimed Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine educational course which has already been delivered to over 400 GPs, Consultant Physicians and other healthcare professionals in 2018 providing them with a usable framework to apply Lifestyle Medicine principles in clinical practice.

He regularly features on BBC news channels and has given an inspirational TED talk on making diseases disappear. He regular writes articles in the popular press appearing in publications including The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail and has a monthly column on lifestyle medicine in Top Santé.

You can view a Ted Talk by Dr Chatterjee here


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