09 Sep 2019
Today on the podcast I am speaking to Dr Zarrin Shaikh, a Consultant Cardiologist who specialised in Cardiac Imaging, specifically advanced echocardiography and cardiac MRI, following her PhD in Sleep at Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital.
We’ll be talking about her exciting new project called Fresh Heart Project, which stands for food, relaxation, exercise, sleep and happiness and how these lifestyle features can help us overcome blood pressure issues, atherosclerosis and look after our hearts.
We’ll be talking about her personal experience of lifestyle medicine, the cardiologists from America who inspired her journey and a particular focus on Atrial fibrillation something that I personally suffered with and why we may be seeing more of it in clinic.
Some of the points that we talked about that I think are really important to consider are below - and don’t forget to check out the show notes here too for the papers that Dr Zarrin discusses:
There is A LOT of evidence based, safe dietary and lifestyle change that we as practitioners can be confidently discussing with our patients and that’s what we hope to chat about today. Listen to the end for a summary of our discussion and how to improve your overall wellbeing,
You’ll find the recipe video that I cooked for Dr Zarrin - Pear and Chocolate Overnight Oats with Fresh Berries - on the show on my youtube channel so you can see how delicious and easy it was to make .. even whilst recording a podcast!
And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com and don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter for weekly science based recipes and listen to the end of the pod for a summary of our discussion.
Ill never forget a morning I went in to the coronary care unit - it was a Sunday morning - and I looked around at the male bay and I thought - gosh, theyre quite young. I talked to them, and they didnt really have many risk factors. But they key thing that they spoke about was having this period of stress, that then led to this central crushing chest pain that brought them in. Its so important now for us as a society to think about how we can tackle this
Dr Zarrin Shaikh