The Healthy Brain Podcast

The Healthy Brain Podcast


033 Evidence-based Approach Lifestyle Medicine to Treat and Reverse Chronic Diseases by Drs. Chawla and Chawla

November 17, 2020

As a husband/wife team, Drs. Chawla and Chawla, teach us how they incorporate a whole-food, plant-based diet, and other lifestyle choices with their patients at their Lifestyle Medicine clinic in Bellaire, Texas.

Dr. Munish Chawla is a board-certified physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Lifestyle Medicine. A long time practitioner of meditation and yoga, he adopted a plant-based lifestyle in 2013. Upon becoming aware of the research-proven health benefits and the evidence-based approach Lifestyle Medicine uses to treat and reverse chronic diseases, he became certified in this new and exciting specialty.

His wife, Dr. Bandana Chawla is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency training at the Texas Medical Center. She’s been practicing as an internist in the Houston area for over 20 years. They are the co-founders of Peaceful Planet Foundation, 501c3 nonprofit, which fosters peace, health, and wellness in Houston and the surrounding communities and together they have co-created LifestyleDocs practice which focuses on eating the right types of food, being fit, reducing stress, and connecting more to achieve holistic wellness.

The Chawla Team strongly believes in “taking control of your own health,” and they explain exactly what encompasses those compelling words. We discuss the difference between a Mediterranean diet and a Whole Foods, Plant-based diet, and how the landscape has changed over the years in holistic medicine in reference to chronic disease.

Please join the Chawla’s at Lifestyle Docs’ free virtual events. They are as follows:
Meditation on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Walk with the Dog on the 2nd Saturday of the month
Potlucks on the 1st Sunday of the month

We want to encourage y’all to continue the deep dive in this series of whole foods, plant-based approach to health and wellness.  It could very well change your life!

Resources:
lifestyledocs.com
lifestyledocs.com/facebook
lifestyledocs.com/instagram
lifestyledocs.com/youtube
lifestyledocs.com/google
peacefulplanetfoundation.com
lifestylemedicine.org
foodforlife.com/about_us/sprouted-for-life-breads
How Not to Die by Michael Gregor
The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov