Combating diabetes and obesity with food and facts.

written by Sahana Arumani Lessons 7,8 and 9 of the Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease course put… read more

A crucial warrior needed against high blood pressure is the daily intake of antioxidants.

written by Sahana ArumaniI have now completed lesson number 6 of the Prevent and Reverse Heart… read more

The “Standard American Diet” attributes to around 70,000 deaths each year.

written by Sahana Arumani Changing one’s habits is a widespread phrase that causes widespread… read more

Channa Masala

Servings: 5Ingredients2 small cans no salt chickpeas4 small tomatoes chopped2 small onions choppeda… read more

Palak Paneer (tofu)

Servings: 4-5IngredientsOne small pack of firm tofuSpinach 2 bunches, rinsed and drained2 medium… read more

Coronavirus Announcements

COVID-19 Reminders 1. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water for at least 20… read more

Aruna Nathan, M.D. – Debunking Popular Internet Myths

Aruna Nathan, M.D. - Debunking Popular Internet MythsMyth: Milk and Milk products are the best… read more

Dr. Aruna Nathan on “Creating Healthy Relationships With Food”

Creating Healthy Relationships With Food It is usually daunting and a high order for many to start… read more

Strategies to Boost Immunity – Perspective from Aruna Nathan, M.D., a Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Strategies to Boost Immunity – Perspective from Aruna Nathan, M.D., a Lifestyle Medicine… read more

We Are Offering Telehealth Visits!

Televisits are a more convenient appointment option where patients can have a visit or consultation… read more

Visit CDC’s Website for Information & Updates on COVID-19

Please visit the CDC's website for important information and updates on COVID-19:… read more

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 If you are at higher risk of getting… read more

Can Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine Transform Healthcare? Paragon Private Health’s, Aruna Nathan, M.D. Thinks So.

Can Evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine Transform Healthcare? Paragon Private Health’s, Aruna… read more

January & February “Movement 101” Classes

Please join our "Movement 101" class to learn the importance of moving, how to effectively… read more

The Long Journey to Becoming 10% Happier Part 1: How an on-air panic attack led ABC's Dan… read more

I Love Nutritional Science

Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and… read more

How to make diseases disappear Can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan… read more

The brain-changing benefits of exercise

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says… read more

How our microbes make us who we are

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms… read more

Hypertension / High Blood Pressure and Sodium Intake

Hypertension / High Blood Pressure and Sodium Intake Normal blood pressure – Systolic… read more

Harvard Health About Harvard Health. Edu Harvard Health Publishing is the… read more

Top 10 Sources of Sodium More than 40% of the sodium we eat each day comes from only… read more

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Health

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing… read more

Mayo Clinic Health Letter About Mayo Clinic Health Letter The mission of Mayo Clinic… read more

American College of Physicians – Patient Education Center The American… read more

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security… read more About Whenever there is a new drug or surgical… read more

Dr. McDougall’s Health & Medical Center John A. McDougall, M.D. & Mary McDougall A physician and… read more

Blue Zones – Live Longer, Better Our Mission Informed and inspired by the world’s longest-lived… read more

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more… read more

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing,… read more

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The Killer American Diet That’s Sweeping The Planet

Forget the latest disease in the news: Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything… read more

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still… read more

Making Heart Attacks History: Caldwell Esselstyn

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn argues that heart attacks, the leading cause of death for men and women… read more

Sleep in your superpower

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep… read more

The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion

The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion

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How To Live To Be 100+

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones,"… read more

Avocado Cream Mousse

Refrigeration Time: Overnight Prep: 60 mins Servings: 12 Avocado Mousse Ingredients 6 ripe… read more

Baked Lentil Marinara Spaghetti Squash

Ready In: 1 hour 35 mins Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hour 10 mins Servings: 6–10 Ingredients 1… read more

Wendy Baziliian’s Carrot-Walnut Pate

Ingredients 1/3 cup walnuts, soaked overnight in the fridge and drained 1/2 cup diced celery 1/2… read more

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Ready in: 53 minutes Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 33 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 cup Celery Salt… read more

Breakfast Sushi

Ready in: 10 minutes Prep: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Ingredients 1 Medium-size banana 1/4 cup Peanut… read more

Beet & Bean Dip

Ready in: 10 minutes Prep: 10 minutes Servings: 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 1 medium red beet/beetroot,… read more

Overnight Oats (3 ways)

Ingredients Rolled Oats (about 1/2 a cup) Frozen cut pineapple (1 cup) Turmeric powder (1/8… read more

Healthy Ambrosia Salad

Ingredients oranges, peeled and chopped  (2) pineapple chunks (2 cups) banana, sliced (1)… read more

Chia Pudding (single serving)

Ingredients Almond  Milk (1/2 cup) 2 tbs chia seeds 1/2 banana 2 tbs old fashioned oats 1 tbs… read more

Tofu Scramble

Ingredients tofu, extra firm, light or low-fat when possible (14-16 ounces) garlic, minced (1… read more

Rice-Lentil Bowl

Make the most out of left overs by adding some freshly sautéed greens and some grated… read more

Curry Hummus Sandwiches

Brighten up plain humus with some curry powder and mustard, add a pinch of turmeric and you have a… read more

Sprouting Lentils – Getting More From These Legumes – Toasted Lentils or in a Lentil Salad

written by Aruna Nathan, M.D. on Saturday, 27th August, 2016 I used to sprout lentils a lot when my… read more


Osteoporosis, a brief overview.

Let’s talk about a process that we should think about when we’re young so we can try to prevent… read more

That Little Black Dress

Weight loss is often driven by the desire to fit into “that little black dress”, a pair of… read more

Nutrition Blog 1: Challenges and controversies in Nutritional Science

This series of blogs, based on the strong research done by the Journal of the American College of… read more

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Food Banking: How to Prevent Food Waste

“You waste life when you waste good food” - Katherine Anne Porter Not a soul would go to bed… read more

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Outdoors and positive health effects

Although this post is about exercising and associated health impacts, let me begin by stating that… read more

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Cardiopulmonary Fitness

#fitnessworks Though cardiopulmonary fitness is associated with better cardiac and overall well… read more

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Aruna Nathan MD PA opens with new and expanded hours

Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As we are in the peak days of winter and have lesser and lesser natural light, it's important to… read more

Ten things you need to know about Colon Cancer Screening

Ten things you need to know about Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening Colorectal cancer, or colon… read more

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Ways to help boost your immune system

Nobody is completely immune from getting sick. So, if you want a fighting chance at staying well,… read more

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Tips for keeping your eyes healthy

Too many people close their eyes to the importance of keeping theirs healthy. If you don’t take… read more

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Be kind to your kidneys and the vital role they play

Understanding why your kidneys are so important isn’t a waste of your time. They’re called… read more

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March 30th is National Doctors’ Day

Medical professionals rarely get the recognition they deserve. These hard-working men and women… read more

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Aerobic vs. anaerobic exercise and what you need to know

If you thought that all exercise was the same, think again! Few people understand that there are… read more

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What is the Mediterranean diet and is it right for you?

If you want to escape the counting, restrictions, and cravings of another starvation diet, it’s… read more

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is a growing problem that affects far too many people each year. Cancer doesn’t care if… read more

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Defining and understanding depression

Everybody has times that they feel bleak, blah, dreary, weary, tired, stressed, or sad. It’s… read more

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January is National Blood Donor Month

Blood donations are desperately needed to save the lives of millions of people. Unfortunately,… read more

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Bicycling your way to improved well-being

If you’re spinning your wheels trying to think of a way to get fit and have fun, get ready for… read more

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The impact of vitamin D on your health and well-being

While there’s an entire alphabet of vitamins that come with various benefits, vitamin D is one of… read more

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Understanding the side effects of too much caffeine

Do you need that morning cup of coffee, that afternoon can of cola or those over-the-counter… read more

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Minimize your risk of stroke

A stroke is a very serious condition that impacts the lives of many people every year. Strokes are… read more

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Harness the health benefits of hydration

Water, water everywhere, but are you drinking enough? Drinking water is not always about quenching… read more

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Tips and tricks for a balanced, healthier Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While it’s a very exciting time of year, it seems like… read more

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November is COPD Awareness Month

It’s time to clear the air about a misunderstood condition known as COPD, which is short for… read more

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Jump in to the benefits of swimming

If you’re tired of huffing and puffing through high-intensity workouts that make you feel like… read more

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Tips to exercise your brain and stay mentally sharp

It’s natural to think about staying physically fit and active as you get older, but has the… read more

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

There are times when everyone has trouble paying attention, remembering things, or controlling… read more

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Healthy eating tips for aging adults

It’s an age-old problem: how to be healthy, stay sharp, and feel young when you just keep getting… read more

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Preparing for cold and flu season amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

In past years, it was the flu and colds that went viral during the fall and winter months. Now, the… read more

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know

How often do you think about getting a routine screening from a doctor? Most likely, not often… read more

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Understanding the dangers of high blood pressure

Is your blood pressure up to no good? Then it’s time to take control of this very pressing… read more

COVID-19 Delta variant

The surging COVID-19 Delta variant and what you need to know

Are you worried about getting sick with the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant? You’re certainly… read more

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August is Psoriasis Action Month

If you notice thick, red, scaly, and itchy patches appearing on your skin, you may have a skin… read more

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The benefits of functional fitness for everyday life

If you’re someone that doesn’t always have a reason to workout and isn’t planning on running… read more

Varieties of sugar

How much sugar is too much and how does it affect your health?

There is no way to sugarcoat it any longer—eating too much sugar can be harmful to your health… read more

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July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

Cancer comes in many forms and negatively affects far too many lives. Sometimes, this… read more

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Understanding sunscreen and how to protect your skin

A little sun is necessary for your body, but too much can be bad for your skin. That is because the… read more

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Beat the heat—stay cool and hydrated this summer

With the sweltering days and steamy nights of summer, it’s hard to stay calm, cool, and protected… read more

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June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

If the agony and abruptness of severe headaches causes you to cancel plans with friends, skip… read more

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Top tips to help you sleep better at night

Are you dreaming of getting a good night’s sleep? Count yourself among the millions of people who… read more

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your mental health

After a year of hunkering down, masking up, Zooming in, and going without everything from social… read more

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month: What you need to know

Arthritis can be a real sore spot for those who endure its pain every day. While this debilitating… read more

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Enjoy the benefits of walking and exercising outdoors

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect opportunity to freshen up your usual… read more

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Is it COVID-19 or is it just seasonal allergies? Know the difference.

While allergies are nothing to sneeze at, COVID-19 is typically far worse. Still, they share many… read more

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April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What you need to know

Few people give Parkinson’s disease a second thought until it affects someone they love. In fact,… read more

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The power of vitamin C

When it comes to staying healthy, your best defense is boosting your body’s natural defenses… read more

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After you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, what happens next?

While the past year has been filled with lockdowns and masking up, people are finally getting a… read more

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March is National Nutrition Month: What you need to know

Eating well is the secret to feeling well, living well, and staying well. Unfortunately, far too… read more

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7 Superfoods to help lower high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a pressing problem that can harm your heart and your health. It can damage… read more

Spread of virus

The new COVID-19 variants: What you need to know

One of the biggest pandemics of our time is COVID-19. But this one has spawned a variety of… read more

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February is American Heart Month: Take care of your heart

During the month of February, expect to have hearts on your mind in celebration of Valentine’s… read more

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month: What you need to know

Each January, Thyroid Awareness Month offers an opportunity to bring awareness to a concern that… read more

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How do I successfully stick to my New Year’s resolution?

The new year is full of hope and promise. This is especially true for the millions of people making… read more

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How to avoid holiday weight gain this season

First, and most importantly, as this year's holiday season is dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic,… read more

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How to survive holiday stress this season

The holidays are supposed to be a time of peace, love, and joy. For some people, however, they can… read more

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Navigating flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic

Flu season 2020 will be unlike any other flu season in history. With a record number of COVID-19… read more

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How do you celebrate Thanksgiving safely in 2020?

With the recent increase in new COVID-19 cases, Thanksgiving 2020 poses challenging new safety… read more

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November is American Diabetes Month. Here’s what you need to know.

American Diabetes Month, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is an opportunity to… read more

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know

Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off an annual campaign to increase awareness of our nation’s… read more

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Travel safety in the age of COVID-19

Unless you must travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes sense to simply stay home. Travel… read more

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September is National Cholesterol Month: Here’s what you need to know

National Cholesterol Education Month is a good time to learn more about the fatty chemical that… read more

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Understanding the dangers of heatstroke

Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, occurs when someone spends too much time in the heat… read more

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: What are the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease?

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the month when the Alzheimer’s Association… read more

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What is the difference between COVID-19, the flu, and a cold?

In light of current events, we are all concerned about respiratory viruses. Understanding the… read more

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What is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month?

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month is an international event designed to celebrate and… read more

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How can I make spring allergy season more bearable?

Spring and allergies go hand in hand. Warmer temperatures mean that flowers, grasses, and trees… read more

Can You Control Your Dreams?

Scientists studying sleep and dream activity claim they have successfully induced lucid dreams in a… read more