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How To Be Well with Dr Frank Lipman

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  June 28, 2018

Dr Chatterjee talks to US doctor and functional and integrative medicine expert, Dr Frank Lipman.  They discuss Frank’s philosophy of combining traditional Eastern medicine with nutritional science and the best of Western medicine for long-term health and wellness.

Episode Highlights:

  • How did the political landscape in South Africa during Frank’s childhood and medical training form his future path in medicine?
  • What differences did Frank see in medical practices between Johannesburg and New York and how did this lead him to challenge his practices?
  • How has traditional Chinese medicine influenced Frank’s medical approach?
  • Frank’s influencers include Jeffery Bland, Functional medicine doctor and Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold who wrote Between heaven & Earth, a guide the Chinese medicine.
  • Frank introduces his book How To Be Well and explains how his years of treating patients with a holistic approach has led him to produce many practical tips for long-term health and wellness.
  • Hear how Frank recommends eating organic food where possible.  If you cannot afford to eat all organic, he recommends following the Environmental Working Group’s list ‘The Dirty Dozen’.
  • Hear about the Protect section of Frank’s book including environmental toxins, organic versus non-organic and skincare.
  • The Unwind section of the book includes relaxation techniques, meditation and connecting with nature.
  • Frank recommends the Headspace meditation app to his patients.
  • Link to Frank’s simple guided meditation that Rangan discovered.
  • Frank and Rangan discuss Connect; being kind & grateful, the importance of regular family interactions and community occasions and the value of connecting with nature.
  • What are Frank’s top tips for an improved diet?
  • Hear Frank’s movement strategies and how you should adapt this later in life.
  • Dr Chatterjee’s recommends his 5-minute kitchen workout to Frank.
  • Why is sleep so important and how can we improve the quality we get?
  • What are Frank’s top tips from his book?
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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP