Something for the weekend: the doctor is in

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Next week FT Edit has invited Dr Rupy Aujla, the founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast and YouTube channel, to choose one daily story about health and science. Below, he tells us why eating properly is the foundation of good health, and offers a sneak peek at the articles he has selected.

I’m Dr Rupy and it’s a pleasure to be a guest editor on the FT Edit app this coming week. 

I’ve worked for 15 years as a medical doctor in the NHS in the UK, practising as a GP and in emergency medicine. I’m completing a Masters in Nutritional Medicine and I’m very interested in how eating and living well can prevent and heal many conditions that I commonly see as a doctor.

Having grown up in an Indian household, I’ve always been close to the concept of food as medicine, but it wasn’t until I had my own experience of ill health that I decided to do a deep dive into nutrition and look at the wealth of science that we weren’t taught at medical school about how important a good diet is for staying healthy.

Since starting “The Doctor’s Kitchen” as a social media account in 2015, I’ve written cookbooks, set up a non-profit (Culinary Medicine UK) teaching medical students how to cook and support the foundations of nutrition and I’m working on improving hospital food for patients and staff.

Many of the articles I’ve chosen this week tie into those themes. From the future of AI doctors, foods that stir up patriotic passions, sustainably eating fish and so much more. I hope you enjoy my curation as much as I enjoyed picking and reading the articles.

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Coming up next week

Robotaxis are a tantalising prospect but, as we approach the point of no return with mass rollouts predicted this decade in cities around the world, what lessons should we take from the experience of San Francisco? Even in America’s most tech-forward city, for years a driverless car testing ground, it’s been far from smooth sailing. Check out FT Edit on Monday for this worrying glimpse into the future.

Our favourite pieces

• There’s been a lot of talk about the future of David Solomon, the unpopular chief executive of Goldman Sachs, and whether the board might eventually replace him. Here’s the other side of the story: a counterintuitive look at how GS has performed with him at the helm.
Malcolm Moore (@malcolmmoore)
Editor, FT Edit

• It’s easy to fantasise about switching off your computer at 5pm and forgetting about work until 9am the next morning, but is it really practical — or sensible —to turn it into law? Sarah O’Connor offered a much needed reality check this week on the subject of the ‘right to disconnect’.
Hannah Rock
Deputy editor, FT Edit (@HannahRockFT)

Our favourite fact of the week …

China has the world’s largest overweight and diabetic population. Some 89mn Chinese people are living with diabetes, a figure that is forecasted to reach 108m by the end of the decade, or 10 per cent of the population. From Chinese drugmakers develop copycat versions of ‘miracle’ weight-loss drug

Something to listen to

Unhedged — The FT’s markets and finance podcast takes a look Disney, where the problems have piled up in the past few years.

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Rachman Review — FT journalist Miles Johnson explains the shadowy links between rouge states like North Korea and the criminal underworld.

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Money Clinic with Claer Barrett — Going to one wedding a year is nice. Two weddings? Fun! But what about nine? Expensive.

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Something to watch

A third of all food produced is wasted. As populations keep growing, some starts-ups are thinking about using new technology like AI to solve the problem.

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