A Conversation with Dr. Rupy

I have a podcast called GreggWallace: A Piece of Cake. On my podcast this week, I had Doctor Rupy. He has books and a podcast called The Kitchen Doctor. I do urge you to please listen to what he has to say. This is a GP working inside the NHS. His credibility cannot be challenged. His story, I think, is wonderful.

He grew up in the UK in a Punjabi household. He was brought up with good home cooking and was a picture of health. He went off, studied medicine, and became a junior doctor. At this point, his life became incredibly busy and he, like many people, was often tired and grabbed up foods. He would eat cereal, get a sandwich from the vending machine, and order takeaways. He became unwell. He had serious irregularities with his heartbeat, would suffer from this 2 to 3 times a week, and was taking medication. His mother urged him very strongly to discard all of the bad processed foods and revert back to the home cooking he was brought up with. You can imagine, can’t you, what happened? You don’t need me to tell you he got better. His heart rate calmed. He suddenly saw for himself the incredible benefits of good nutrition and the danger in packets of processed foods.

He then began to question why he, as a British GP, had never been instructed in good nutrition. He took it upon himself to bring nutrition knowledge to his patients. He considers food to be natural medicine. He believes that good food can help fight and prevent cancer, dementia, issues around menopause, and many other problems. Don’t just take my word for it, please do listen to the good Doctor on my Piece of Cake Podcast. You need to listen to this. You need to heed what is being said. You have to bring good food into your life or face the consequences. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but this is serious. You are here, of course, because you want to lose some weight, but there is so much more to this.

Key Takeaways:

1. The importance of good nutrition for overall health cannot be overstated;

2. The dangers of relying on processed foods and the benefits of home cooking; and

3. Food is a natural medicine that can help fight and prevent various health issues.