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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 9th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Are portion sizes making you gain weight? May 11th, 2020

If I could get a penny every time I heard someone say “Oh, I was so good with my diet last week, but the scale showed no change! “I would be a thousand dollars richer at least" One of the common reasons people have a stall with weight loss or...

Learn 7 Powerful Ways to Avoid Joining the Quarantine 15 Club May 8th, 2020

“Quarantine 15” is a popular term being used recently to refer to the pesky pounds that have crept onto waistlines since the shutdown began. It's a phrase similar to “freshman 15,” where in the first year of college students gain 15 pounds. There are several reasons this happens. Right now,...

Meditation - Is it just a hype? Oct 16th, 2019

Meditation is defined as - “A mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being.” (NCCIH 2016)   It is a mind and body practice with origins dating back to...

Top 10 tips to fight holiday weight gain Oct 16th, 2019

Every year when Thanksgiving comes around, I start getting worried about gaining more weight in the holiday season. I know that I will be up against pumpkin pies, pecan pies and my favorite stuffing. It is a real struggle y’all. This is the time when our diet plans are at...

TOP ESSENTIAL HABITS FOR HEALTHY LIVING Oct 16th, 2019

As an Integrative medicine doctor, I am asked frequently about good health practices. I always recommend to begin with the following three aspects.   Nutrition Most Americans, eat too much of high glycemic load carbohydrates, bad fats, sugar-laden beverages and processed foods. We eat bread, chicken dishes, energy or sports...

Self Compassion Oct 16th, 2019

Of all the topics that I could choose to write to begin my brand-new blog, this topic just kept coming to the forefront. When I first heard this concept discussed during my first year of the Integrative medicine fellowship, it seemed to resonate a lot with me. During our first...

Turmeric - The Super Herb Oct 16th, 2019

Growing up in India, Turmeric is woven so much into our daily meals as a spice that we hardly think of it as anything special. Yet, it is a very important herb in our diet and Ayurveda has prescribed this for various ailments for 2000 years. The botanical name for...