Decolonizing Healthcare: Raj Patel and Dr. Rupa Marya

by | Aug 19, 2021 | Podcasts | 1 comment


Podcast Episode 100

What makes a person healthy? Turns out it’s much more than just diet and lifestyle. We talk with our brilliant guests, Raj Patel and Dr. Rupa Marya on how lack of connection, discrimination, environmental issues, and colonial capitalism are some of the additional determinants of what makes a person well or not.

This episode takes a deep look ways we can begin to dismantle our current food and healthcare system and bring about greater healing for people and planet.

About the Show

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest information and tips about nutrition, lifestyle, and sustainable foods, backed by over 12 years of clinical experience, a specialty in and passion for sustainability, and a healthy sense of humor.



      • What is the connection between inflammation in the body, inflammation in society and inflammation of our climate?
      • How do networks and ecosystems support our lives?
      • What is colonial capitalism and what does it have to do with inflammation/health?
      • What is agroecology? Food sovereignty
      • Why do we need to dismantle and transform our healthcare and food system?
      • How do we feed the world and also protect the planet?
      • What is deep medicine?
      • Who is making decisions about and profiting from our current healthcare system?
      • How can we support Indigenous communities?
      • How do we heal our relationship with the land?
      • Plus what gives Dr. Marya and Raj Patel joy?


1. Follow Raj & Rupa on Twitter

2. The Book “Inflamed

3. Deep Medicine Circle

4. Raj Patel Website

5. Rupa Marya Website

6.Saving the Planet with your Fork” Video

7. Planetary Health Collective Monthly Panels

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ABOUT MARY: Mary Purdy is an Integrative Eco- Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University where she is Adjunct Faculty and a Clinical Supervisor at their teaching clinic. She writes, consults and  speaks at conferences throughout the year,  and was the Keynote speaker at the 2019 Bastyr University Commencement. Past experience includes:

  • 4 years as Coach and Clinical Education Lead at Arivale, Seattle
  • 8 years in private practice
  • 5 years Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness, promotes plant-based and sustainable eating habits and believes that food is medicine!

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests.

1 Comment

  1. Stacia Nordin

    Loved it. Have you seen the PSE+I work? I think it is Policy, Society, Environments, Individuals. Very similar. And for us, we love Permaculture – permanent culture, designing with nature for sustainable human systems.


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First things first: I love chocolate. I love kale. And I consume them both regularly, but generally not at the same time (although, ask me about my chocolate, berry & kale smoothie!) I also love helping people find easy ways make their body, mind, and life better while also making eco-friendly choices that support the health of our planet.


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