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NBSV 036: Drs. Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi on food as medicine


Dr. Arjun Rayapudi and Dr. Shoba Rayapudi are the co-founders of Gift of Health, a nonprofit organization based in Newfoundland, Canada, dedicated to revolutionizing lives by using food as medicine (a whole food, plant-based, minimally processed, sustainable way of eating). Drs. Rayapudi have helped hundreds of people prevent and reverse chronic diseases, end the frustrating dieting cycle, lose weight, and get off medications.

Dr. Shobha Rayapudi is a physician, epidemiologist, researcher, and a clinical trialist. Besides her medical degree, she holds a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology and a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. Working as a clinical trialist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials, her principle scientific interests have been the effects of nutrition in preventing and reversing chronic diseases.

Dr. Arjun Rayapudi is a general surgeon, endoscopist, and a plant-based community nutritionist. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He holds Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University and Dr. McDougall's Starch Solution Certificate. He works as a General Surgeon and Endoscopist in Newfoundland, Canada, where the Rayapudis live with their son and veggie-loving dog.

Listen below!

Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> The benefits and science of plant-based eating

>> The story of how - and why - Drs. Rayapudi started Gift of Health. (A powerful message of how effective diet can be in reversing chronic diseases!)

>> The spectrum of plant-based eating

>> Common vegan mistakes to avoid

>> The problem with oils

>> How to make the transition to plant-based eating

Connect with the Rayapudis:

>> Gift of Health website

>> Gift of Health Youtube channel

>> Gift of Health on Facebook

>> Gift of Health on Instagram

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