ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The role of food in health | Dr Rupy Aujla | TEDxBristol

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The role of food in health | Dr Rupy Aujla | TEDxBristol

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“The biggest impact on your health is not with a blockbuster drug, it’s not with a new pioneering surgical technique, it’s with the simplest solution. It’s how we feed ourselves”.

Dr Rupy Aujla is an NHS doctor who believes modern medicine is fundamentally missing a focus on nutritional medicine. Despite diet being an essential ingredient to our well-being, medical students in the UK often receive just a few hours training in nutrition.

Rupy’s TEDx talk explores the medicinal effects of different ingredients and debunks some common ‘diets’, focusing on how we can make ‘culinary medicine’ rather than fad diets the default option.

Rupy founded ‘Culinary Medicine’ – a non-profit organisation – specifically to address this gap by teaching doctors and medical students the foundations of nutrition as well as teaching them how to cook.

In his role as clinical adviser to the Royal College of GP’s and more recently being accepted as a fellow on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme – Rupy has big aspirations to bring the concept of ‘Culinary Medicine’ to the profession globally.

Recently Rupy and the Culinary Medicine team have successfully taught Year 3 University of Bristol Medical students as part of their undergraduate training and they’re working with University College London to deliver a course to their students this year.

Rupy is equally passionate about sharing good nutritional advice and delicious healthy recipes with the general public via his company ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’. He aims to inspire patients about the beauty of food and the amazing clinical research behind the ingredients he uses. He has two best-selling cookbooks – ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ and his second book ‘Eat to Beat Illness’ which was released in March 2019 and quickly became a Sunday Times Bestseller.

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Dan O’Connell Dr Rupy Aujla is an NHS GP and founder of “The Doctor’s Kitchen” and the non-profit ‘Culinary Medicine UK’ – which aims to teach doctors and medical students the foundations of nutrition as well as teaching them how to cook.

In his role as clinical adviser to the Royal College of GP’s and more recently being accepted as a fellow on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme – Rupy has big aspirations to bring the concept of ‘Culinary Medicine’ to the profession globally.

Recently Rupy and the Culinary Medicine team have successfully taught Year 3 University of Bristol Medical students as part of their undergraduate training and they’re working with University College London to deliver a course to their students this year.

Rupy is equally passionate about sharing good nutritional advice and delicious healthy recipes with the general public via ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’. He aims to inspire patients about the beauty of food and the amazing clinical research behind the ingredients he uses. He also has two best-selling cookbooks published by Harper Collins – ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ and his second book ‘Eat to Beat Illness’ which was released in March 2019 and quickly became a Sunday Times Bestseller. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

18 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The role of food in health | Dr Rupy Aujla | TEDxBristol”

  1. Excellent presentation. As a dietitian I enjoyed it. Especially liked how he spoke about the food environment and determinants of health.

  2. Yes, to all of this! Thanks for sharing a wealth of easy to understand information I’m able to pass along to my parents to watch. I’ve been following you online for over a year and cooking out of your books. As a lifelong vegetarian since 13 years old and healthy eating advocate, I’m hopeful you’ll inspire more doctors to inform their patients about the best preventative medicine – food. Keep going!!!

  3. YES!! This is everything I teach in Food Freedom. No wonder Rupy is one of my favourite doctors. We need more of his colleagues recognising the power of food for health

  4. Dr Aujla is doing an incredible work in social media promoting this approach. Finally getting the medical profession concerned about nutrition and not just prescribing drugs for everything,

  5. Very informative and well articulated. Being a recent graduate of Bristol University and competing in the Boxing team, my nutritional diet allowed me to compete at an optimal level whilst balancing my final year workload. The ideas are similar to Dr Joel Fuhrman. Food is medicine!

  6. I can vouch for what he is preaching. In the past i used to eat healthy and workout, then i drifted my focus towards making money and working hard , i still worked out but little by little i started neglecting my diet so my weight kept bounching up and down.
    In the past year, with every meal i would eat, regardless of what it was, i always add a salad, some tomatoes cucumbers red onion lettuce and a little vinegar and i must say that indeed my weight has stabilized, i do have more energy but now eventho i'm heavier than i used to be (now at 88kg), i feel more agile, flexible, i don't run out of breath like i used to.
    So people, make small changes, add a salad, eat an apple, baby steps. Stay healthy because no-one will take care of you like yourself.

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