Have you ever felt like you couldn’t handle the day ahead of you?
When it feels like the stress of your personal life or job seem ready to knock you down and you don’t want to get out of bed.
Or the fatigue, brain fog and extra weight you have been carrying make you feel that you do not have the energy it takes to cook another meal, pack another lunch, type another report or sit in traffic yet again.
You may have felt this way so many times that you sought the care of your doctor to help you with these issues. Maybe you were given a prescription to manage symptoms, but you felt like there should be something more. Something you should be doing differently.
You are tired of feeling like this!
You need better health and energy to conquer each day!
How Your Lifestyle Can Make You Sick
Consider the aspects of your lifestyle that impact your health. This ranges from how much sleep you get, how physically active you are, the types of relationships you sustain, the environment...
It keeps happening.
You breathe faster, your heartbeat quickens, your blood sugar rises, and your brain uses more oxygen as it shifts into high alert.
Deep down you know you need to keep calm, but stress is sneaking its way into your vacation.
Why is the one week you have spent all year planning on getting ultimate relaxation in, so stressful?
The truth is, your habitual stress responses from everyday life have followed you on vacation. The stress may even feel stronger from the induced pressure to relax.
You can’t help but marvel at the other vacationers who are carefree and seemingly have a good time no matter what. They have a sense of peace you can’t fathom achieving.
How do you attain that?
How do you find the rest and relaxation you need to come back from your week refreshed, revived, and full of happy memories you dream of remembering forever?
If you are feeling stressed out over something that is supposed to be fun, it is time to reassess. Chronic stress promotes...
Your body is full of cells that are constantly at work to keep you alive and well. In your early years you need those cells to be working as fast as you are growing. Then you hit a point where you recognize that you are maintaining a regular height, shoe size and ideally, weight. This is a good time to start considering your personal mTOR control to make sure you are aging your best. So...what is mTOR?
mTOR is an enzyme in your body that interprets signals from multiple pathways in your body. This includes nutrients like glucose, growth factors such as insulin, hormones such as leptin and stresses from starvation, DNA damage and more to regulate a wide variety of cellular functions. It translates how your cells handle protein turnover, cell growth, cell survival, metabolism, energy balance and stress responses… all of which impact your health and how you age.
mTOR is essential to your growth as a healthy child, HOWEVER...as an adult you need this cell regulator to slow down....
Where do you see yourself and your state of health in five years? Where are you living? Where are you working? What is your energy level like? I want to know the food you are eating, the people you spend your time with, and the thoughts you are thinking.
No doubt, you want your answers to be optimistic. You want to see yourself with mental clarity to stay on top of work schedules, be able to play with your children, vibrant energy to exercise and tackle the demands of daily life.
See, the problem is that our healthcare is focused on sub-specialty care, managing the diseases in their late irreversible stages, instead of the front end of chronic disease. Chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and autoimmune disease are caused by behaviors such as poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, smoking & excessive alcohol use, stress, and lifestyle choices. It is estimated that six in ten adults have a chronic disease in the US!
How can you create...
Hey there, welcome back to another video where we discuss ways to rewrite your health. I’m Dr. Grewal, an Integrative Functional Medicine physician. I am thrilled you are watching today and stay tuned to the end so you don’t miss the freebie I am giving you.
Last weekend, my family and I went camping at Carolina Beach and we had a great time! The weather was great, my kids enjoyed exploring outside and playing in the ocean. I too was having a great time, but something was bothering me. Every time I walked; a dull, aching pain was throbbing in my foot. By the third day on the trip, my foot had swelled and was tender to the touch.
You may have experienced this type of pain before. It starts as a dull ache in your shoulder, your elbow, wrist, hand, knee, foot or heel. Sometimes, even affecting multiple areas and both sides at once. The pain can be so debilitating that your normal functions, such as walking become an arduous chore. When you have children, work to do, a...
What does toe fungus, sinusitis and vaginal yeast infections have in common? The answer is candidiasis. While candidiasis is often thought of as a common issue for women, when there is too much of it in your body, it can spread to many places-in women and men.
Candida is a form of fungal yeast whose original function is to help you digest and absorb nutrients from food. Along with other bacteria, candida is naturally present in your mouth, gut and within your reproductive organs and urinary system. But when the amount of candida in your body gets overproduced, it can lead to infections, or what is called, candidiasis. This excessive growth causes negative reactions throughout various areas of your body.
Candidiasis shows up as toe fungus, can be a part of your sinus issues, a cause for eczema, digestive issues, UTI’s, joint pain and can prevent you from losing weight. It can even enter the bloodstream or internal organs like the kidney, heart, or...
Hello! Welcome back! I’m Dr. Grewal, an Integrative Medicine doctor here to provide you with information that will help you rewrite your health. As you may know if you are following me on Instagram and Facebook at KiranGrewalMD, I have been doing a fast this week. Not just any fast, but a fast where you are eating certain foods that are flying under the radar of your brain, as food. It is mimicking a fasting state. I prescribe a fasting mimicking diet in my clinical practice for a number of health issues such as hormonal imbalance, excessive body fat, and elevated C-reactive protein, which is a marker of inflammation. We use Dexa scale to get our patients body fat analysis so that we can measure their journey. I will go over the details of what this is, and how I decide when my patients are ready for this fast in the next few moments. However, I want to share with you right now, if you haven’t done it already, my Tiredness Elimination Diet. Before trying any other type...
Why Toxins Make Losing Weight Hard
Did you know that chemicals impact your weight? You may be surprised by how many synthetic chemicals in your everyday life increase your chances of gaining and holding onto excess weight!
You might be exercising every day, eating healthier and managing your stress better than ever but you haven’t achieved your desired health and weight-loss results as soon as you hoped. Undermining all of your efforts are chemicals called ‘obesogens.’ Obesogens are environmental toxins that increase your sensitivity to gaining weight and make it harder to get rid of.
These toxins can be found in outdoor and indoor air pollution, foods and drinks, and common products and materials that you use every day. Not only do these toxins target your waistline and general well-being, they also adversely affect your appetite. With their heavy influence on your hormones, you may be susceptible to craving foods that are high in sugar and fats.
Have you ever felt that your emotions are holding you back from losing weight? You signed up for the exercise class, you bought supplements and you cleared your pantry of the foods that are not good for you...but the emotions that come with these changes feel so heavy, that you cannot commit. Instead of confronting these emotions, you allow them to be the reason to skip the class, forget to take the supplements and order takeout versus cooking a healthy meal.
I want you to know that you are not alone with these feelings. Many of my patients experience difficult emotions as a part of the weight-loss journey. These emotions can stem from early environmental experiences. They have an impact on your weight, your habits and feelings, right now.
Lack of exercise, genetics and eating unhealthy foods are not the only contributors to your weight gain.
There are critical periods in your lifetime that have influence on your weight. This tends to happen when you are an adolescent,...