Rajiv Bajekal

Rajiv Bajekal

Mr Rajiv Bajekal is an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in spinal surgery.  He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1998 and has been working in London at the Royal Free London NHS foundation Trust since 2002. He has published widely and lectures Nationally and Internationally besides being a senior examiner for the FRCS Orthopaedics.

In 2016 he had some personal health problems and had put on a lot of weight. He and his wife researched diet and nutrition and embarked on a way of living a healthier life with compassion and care for the environment. In the process, he lost 25 kg of weight, reversed his pre-diabetes and found a new zest for helping his patients live a healthier life.

He decided to study lifestyle medicine, as many of the disorders affecting people nowadays are lifestyle-related and he and his wife (Consultant Gynaecologist) both studied and passed the Diploma examination in Lifestyle Medicine conducted by the American board of lifestyle medicine, He and his wife Nitu are now certified lifestyle medicine practitioners with a Diploma from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine – by far his proudest achievement.


Busting myths on bone health and osteoporosis (BSL interpretation available)

There are many myths about factors that help promote bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Dairy is often touted as the ‘complete food’ for bone health. Is there any truth in this campaign? This lecture will explore how a whole food plant-based diet, together with exercise, helps build strong bones.

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