The Science of Eating for Optimal Mental and Physical Health with Dr.Rupy Aujla & Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 25, 2021 

We turn to science for the pharmaceuticals and supplements we ingest but few people consider scientific research when it comes to the body as a machine run by nutrients. To heal the world’s population, many of whom are sick with chronic illnesses or debilitating diseases caused by lack of nutrition, a proven strategy is eating green. To explore how we can reverse inflammation and disease in our bodies, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two doctors who have seen the effects of eating for optima health. Dr. Aujla is an expert in food science. He is the author of Eat to Beat Illness: 80 Simple Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Science of Food as Medicine. He shares excerpts from his book and tips about how we can easily add nutrition to our diets for optimum mental and physical health. And, Dr. Joel Fuhrman shares key takeaways from his book, Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss, and important statistics from his work in nutritional science that proves the connection between proper nutrition and living a disease-free life.

Dr. Rupy Aujla — The Science of Eating:

  • How to set up a lifestyle and a way of eating that supports optimal health. [1:53]
  • Are there specific foods or herbs that will make us happier? [5:50]
  • How culinary medicine supports multiple systems in the body. [8:14]
  • The importance of finding a good balance for your body and are superfoods really a thing? [12:07]
  • Doctor Aujla’s thoughts on animal products in a diet. [15:18]
  • The connection between good nutrition, optimal health and cancer, the prevention of cancer, and inflammation. [17:58]
  • Dr. Aujla shares some experiences that led to the recipes in his book, Eat to Beat Illness. [21:03]

Doctor Dr. Rupy Aujla, specialized in optimal health, smiling with a black shirtDr. Rupy Aujla is a medical doctor specialized in General Practice. He is a firm believer in the power of food and lifestyle change to heal and prevent illness and wants to make healthy lifestyles enjoyable and deliciously accessible to everyone. He is the founder of the Culinary Medicine non-profit in the UK and is the author of The Doctor’s Kitchen. He lives in London, England.

Book: Eat to Beat Illness: 80 Simple Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Science of Food as Medicine


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Dr. Joel Fuhrman — Achieving Optimal Health as well as Mental & Physical 

  • Nutritional science shows most chronic ailments can be reversed or eliminated with proper nutrition. [25:07]
  • Dr. Fuhrman describes the foundational principles that form his G-BOMBS acronym. [29:43]
  • How needless suffering can be healed through nutrition and optimal health can be reached. [35:03]
  • Dr. Fuhrman shares ways to bolster the immune system through clean eating. [38:46]
  • In his book, Eat for Life, Dr. Fuhrman includes a wide variety of healthy Nutritarian Diet recipes. [43:59]

Mental health professional, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., smiling with a white backgroundJoel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. For over 30 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes, and many other illnesses using smart nutrition.

Book: Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss


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