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You’ve heard it said many times: Food is medicine. But, do we really understand how our day to day food choices can make or break our health? The good news is that there are people out there, like Dr. Rupy Aujla, who do, and who are passionate about the role of food in good health. And, he’s using his life to teach others—including the new generation of doctors—all about the healing power of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.
Dr. Rupy Aujla, host of The Doctor’s Kitchen and Broken Brain docu-series expert speaker, explores the topic of food with Broken Brain Executive Producer Dhru Purohit in this recent episode of The Broken Brain Podcast. They cover everything from how food choices are contributing to sickness earlier in life to moving beyond barriers to healthy eating.
If you think healthy eating has to be time consuming, Dr. Rupy will share with you how he pulls together brightly colored meals in under ten minutes. Or, if you are on a budget, like so many of us, Dhru and Dr. Rupy talk about the true cost of eating organic fruits and vegetables.
In this episode, we dive into:
- Using food as medicine: The grassroots movement (2:08)
- Dr. Rupy’s journey to using food as medicine (3:32)
- Why are we getting sicker at a younger age? (8:37)
- Moving beyond barriers to healthy eating (15:46)
- Tips for cooking healthy meals fast (17:02)
- Eating well on a budget (20:57)
- The real cost of organic fruits and vegetables (24:16)
- Educating physicians in nutrition (27:31)
- Research on food as an effective treatment (32:35)
- Incorporating variety into everyday meals (34:34)
- Improving brain health using food (39:47)
- Tips for eating out at restaurants (47:18)
- Dr. Rupy’s go-to 10-minute meals (50:54)
- Practical ways to make a difference and be a role model (53:12)
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. And don’t forget, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes  and subscribe to get updates on all the latest releases.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD