Dr. Mittal’s Blog

  • BPA (Bisphonol-A) - Is it safe? Answers May Be Coming Soon

    A study due to come out with final results later this year, called CLARITY-BPA hopes to shed more light on this chemical.

    Preliminary results of this 7 year collaboration study have been mixed, and scientists and endocrinologists involved with the study are disagreeing on whether the results will actually help clarify once and for all if BPA is indeed harmful at the low levels that the FDA currently says are safe.

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  • Why Should You Consider Specialized Wellness Blood Testing?

    “Could there be something going on with my metabolism?”

    “How do I know if I am at risk for developing diabetes?”

    “I have a family history of heart disease. How do I know if I am at risk?”

    I often hear these questions being asked.  

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  • Diabetes Prevention: An Important Factor in Reducing Heart Disease in South Asians

    Diabetes Prevention: An Important Factor in Reducing Heart Disease in South Asians

    As a woman of South Asian ethnicity, this is deeply personal.
    Did you know that South Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Sri Lankan) have high rates of heart attack and stroke?
    60% of the world’s heart disease patients are South Asian and we have the highest death rate from heart disease in the US compared to other ethnic groups. Sadly, risk factors also seem to occur at a younger age in South Asians.

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  • Coffee - The Magic Bean?

    The history of coffee goes back possibly to the 10th century in Arabia. The modern version of roasted coffee made its way out of Arabia in the 1600s, into Europe, and slowly made its way to Asia, and then eventually the New World.

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  • Wondering about how to get started with fasting?

    Easy Ways to get started with fasting

    Start with an "eating window" (time restricted eating): Eat your last meal at 8pm and don't eat until 8AM. Slowly move to 6PM until to 8AM.

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  • Radiant Health Tips- Vitamin C

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  • Body Image & Self Love: Define your Why

    The issue of body image comes up a lot in my mind.
    It comes to mind for personal reasons, and because I am a physician who treats women and men who struggle with their weight.

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  • Tips for a Healthy Holiday

    Party invites with treats galore. Cocktails, pies, cookies and more! Time for the holidays to sabotage your best efforts. Right? Or not... You have been staying on track, making healthy choices, going to the gym and then- Thanksgiving rolls around. The downward spiral of bad choices starts and heads into December. Do you need to be a hermit to avoid the social pressures to indulge?

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  • Pomegranate: Too good to be true?

    Pomegranate fruit and juice have been touted for their health benefits.  They have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and have been prevalent in the diets of people from Iran all the way to the Mediterranean and India.  Different parts of the plant have been used for medicinal purposes and have been held in high regard in traditions of a wide variety of religions.

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  • Does the Type of Fat in Your Diet Matter?

    Does the Type of Fat in Your Diet Matter?

    The answer is YES.
    You have probably heard of Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega-6 fatty acids. These are the “essential” fatty acids (FA) that have to be consumed in your diet as your body is unable to produce them.

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