Dr. Mittal’s Blog

  • 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

    Benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

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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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  • Fiction or Fact?

    Fiction or Fact?

    There is a lot of information out there on topics related to your health. Can you tell tell fiction from fact? Let's discuss a few statements below.

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  • Ginger: 10 health benefits

    Ginger: 10 health benefits

    Ginger (the rhizome or root of Zingiber officinalis) is an herb that is commonly used in Asian cooking and has also been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. The phytochemicals in ginger have been studied for their effects on a wide range of processes in our bodies, including inflammation and cancer.

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  • Let Food Be Thy Medicine

    Let Food Be Thy Medicine

    I commonly wonder and get asked about the health benefits of different foods. Turmeric is one that has been studied and gets a lot of attention. Of note, most studies have been small and not very strong.

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  • Could You Have High Blood Pressure? New Guidelines and Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Could You Have High Blood Pressure? New Guidelines and Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Recently, in 2017, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline came out introducing new categories of high blood pressure.

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