LIVE LONGER. LIVE BETTER.
Lifestyle Medicine physician
Appointments: (808) 757-9292
True healing occurs in the presence of compassion. Stress hormones decrease, allowing for the natural healing forces in our bodies to do their job.
It is also essential that we practice self-compassion, balanced with setting realistic goals and pushing the boundaries to achieve them.
I chose this name for my practice to remind myself and others around me that this one sentiment is the GROUNDWORK for building all else.
You have been struggling to control your high blood pressure or diabetes for years with little to no success. Every time you see your doctor, one more medication gets prescribed and you just cannot stomach it anymore.
It is difficult for you to lose weight and keep it off. You have tried every diet possible and are ready to just give up because nothing sticks, except the stubborn pounds. And you are tired of feeling tired - all. the. time.
You or a loved one was recently hospitalized for a condition related to a chronic disease and you want to make changes to your daily habits because this episode really shook you up.
Or maybe you feel that you are quite healthy, but fall off the wagon sometimes. There are so many conflicting reports out there that it gets confusing to know what to believe. You would like evidence based advice from a physician and also someone to help you stay focused and accountable on your journey to a vibrant life.
Our bodies were made to move. We help you with a graded program to increase your activity levels safely. Exercise does not have to be a dirty word anymore.
Numerous studies show that a whole foods plant based way of eating is best to prevent, treat and reverse chronic illness such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity.
Stress is the underlying cause of multiple chronic health problems by keeping cortisol levels elevated and causing chronic inflammation. Meditation is a powerful antidote, amongst others.
We use evidence based, time tested strategies without the use of pills to improve sleep hygiene and thereby extend your lifespan.
Loneliness leads to a short life. We are social beings. We need to be connected to other humans and animals.
Ikigai. It is important for us to connect to something larger than ourselves, to feel needed in the world. It can be done but sometimes we need help.
PLEASE NOTE: Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based specialty and we only use interventions that have been scientifically proven to improve health. We promote healthy lifestyle changes, focusing in particular on adopting (to the extent that you are willing and able) a whole food plant-based diet for disease prevention and reversal. We do not sell supplements and do not promote or encourage the use of supplements other than vitamin B12 and vitamin D except in rare circumstances. Because most supplements have not been adequately evaluated and some have been shown to cause harm, we encourage our patients to discontinue any that do not have scientific evidence to support their use.