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DSCN2197Just conducted a ‘Fit Hour by Preeti Rao’ this month post delivering a three month baby boy. There is one thing i can tell you – if I can do it so can you. It felt great to induct and inspire people to get moving , especially the ones that have never exercised in their life. (more…)

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Come and experience this workshop when we host it the next time. The workshop is designed to educate and inspire one and all on the benefits of physical exercise specially in a community setting. Learn proper body posture and basic exercises that you can do without the fear of injury. Get Inspired. Get Motivated. (more…)

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During my internship at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, I had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Anand Dhruva. Dr. Anand Dhruva is a MD and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Dhruva is on the Hematology-Oncology faculty at UCSF, and is also a graduate of the distant-learning Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. Ever since I’ve heard about Dr. Dhruva’s work on Ayurveda and Cancer, I have been drawn to study and investigate this subject more.I wanted to explore how Ayurvedic principles were being used in an integrative medicine practice to treat cancer patients. (more…)

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We live in a society that is obsessed with thinness and sadly associates thinness with beauty and even surprisingly assumes that a thin person is a fitter person. Good health on the contrary does not have much to do with the size of one’s body or appearance. I read the following article recently and feel compelled to share.  The article might force you to think differently or at the least shift your perception of what is healthy and help remove some of the biases we hold against bigger people. Is it possible to be healthy at all sizes? Do you think thin people have more privileges in our society?… Read on. (more…)

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The human body has always fascinated me and as I have sat in the Anatomy and Physiology class the last few months, I have had several ‘aha’ moments. The co-dependence of the different systems of the body to regulate and maintain the body’s proper functioning that extends to the cellular level of the body has completely amazed me.  It is hence not hard to conclude that no man-made system can be compared to the human body in its inherent complexity and perfection. (more…)

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In my last blog, I talked about the function of the Gallbladder, what causes gallstones and how to diagnose if you have gallstones. I understand most doctors would usually advice patients to get a Cholecystectomy – surgical removal of the gallbladder- to eliminate pain associated with having gallbladder stones. The thought behind this is that once the gallbladder is removed, the liver overtakes and the bile moves directly from liver via the common bile duct to the small intestines. However, not having a gallbladder leads to serious problems of constant diarrhea. (more…)

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Ever heard of someone talking about having their gallbladder removed? Do we really need to remove an organ from our body to eliminate pain caused by gallstones!? Surgery seems like the number one remedy suggested by doctors and I wonder should we even be listening to them some times. Are there alternatives we can consider? I am sure many of you might have had similar questions. I implore you to educate yourself about your ailment, what causes them and what lifestyle changes can you incorporate that will completely alter your body to a higher state of wellness. (more…)

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