Living Well: April 2010

Welcome to our April edition of Living Well. We hope you enjoy the tips and recipes below. If you have questions, suggestions or want more information on our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Wishing you health and happiness,

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, Dr. Sandeep, Chaudhary & the Wellspring Health team

Lessons from Africa

by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

When I was 19 years old I went to Africa to help build a medical clinic in Tanzania during my summer break.  It was a trip that shaped the rest of my life.  There were three lessons in particular that I learned in Africa that have stayed with me. Click here to read what those lessons are.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is passionate about helping people achieve their goals by fine-tuning their health. Click here to read more about Dr. Chaudhary.

What are the six tastes of Ayurveda?

by Dr. Trupti Gokani

According to Ayurveda, taste is ‘the sensation the tongue experiences’ when you eat.  Having diverse tastes in your meals helps to satisfy cravings and prevents overeating.  Although we spend a lot of time evaluating the carbohydrate, fat and protein content of our food, we rarely think about the variety of taste of the foods we eat. Click here to read about the six tastes and how they affect you.

Dr. Gokani is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in headaches. Visit the Wellspring Health website to learn more about her.

Recipe of the week: Rose Petals

Rose petals are one of our favorite summertime drink ingredients. They’re great to cool you off on a hot summer day. Using flowers from your own garden, you can create a drink that soothes your taste buds and your state of mind. Click here to read the recipes on our website. You’ll find many other helpful recipes to enhance all areas of your life. Check back frequently for more recipes like this one.

Quote of the Week

“To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean’ says the persevering soul, ‘at my will mountains will crumble up.’ Have that sort of energy, that sort of will…and you will reach your goal.”

– Swami Vivekananda

How to Lose Weight Without Exercise

On our most recent visit to FOX 5 San Diego’s studios, Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary spoke with Chrissy Russo about five ways to lose weight without exercising. While exercise is still a very important part of any health regimen, the point we were trying to communicate is that it’s actually easier to not eat an extra 600 calories than it is to burn them off. So how do you keep from over-eating? Click here to watch the segment.

Lifestyle Matters in Migraine Treatment

Join Dr. Chaudhary for a free presentation on traditional and alternative treatments for migraines on Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm at the Schaetzel Center on the Scripps La Jolla campus. For more information or to register, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS. She has also written an article on this subject called “Lifestyle Matters in Migraine Treatment.” You can click here to read the article on the Wellspring Health website.