#20: Eat for Your Heart with Dr Ayan Panja

19 Mar 2019

On this episode, I invite fellow doctor and friend Dr Ayan Panja, General Practitioner, super generalist, lifestyle medicine enthusiast and co-founder of Lobe Medical back to the podcast to talk about eating and lifestyle for our heart health.

Eating for your heart as a concept, is not about food like a pill - but diet is an important consideration for protecting and promoting our heart health and it’s why I ultimately believe that nutrition training is vital for all medics to grasp an understanding of, as well as the general public.

Listen up because it’s not just people in their 50’s and 60’s that need to be listening to this episode - it’s actually relevant for all generations - because looking after your heart is a life long process.

In this episode we talked about the following:

  • Defined narrow inflamed arteries
  • Why inflammation is important and what balances inflammation
  • Why a mediterranean focused diet is important
  • How changing areas of your lifestyle such as sleep, stress and movement - can benefit your heart health
  • Minimising excess sugar and refined, processed foods in the diet
  • Ornish lifestyle programme


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Don’t forget to pre order a copy of my new book - which has lots of information about heart health, brain health, inflammation balance and loads of recipes to help you on your journey towards better living.

GUEST: Dr Ayan Panja

“Supergeneralist” Dr Ayan Panja has been practising medicine for 20 years qualifying from Imperial College School of Medicine. He has been an NHS GP partner for the last 15 years, and for several years worked for BBC World News as a health expert and a presenter. Dr Ayan is passionate about general practice, health communication and preventive medicine.   He co-founded and lectures on the RCGP accredited course called “Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine” Link:(www.lobemedical.co.uk).

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