Living Well: June 2010

Welcome to our June edition of Living Well. We hope you enjoy the tips and recipes below. This month, we’ve focused on taking care of you with various tips for self-care, relaxation and restoration. If you have questions, suggestions or want more information on our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

Wishing you health and happiness,

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

Influenced to Exercise

by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

I have to be honest; I have never really been much into exercise.  I was raised with the bias that people exercise only to lose weight and since I spent most of my life embarrassingly underweight, exercise was the last thing on my mind.  I was naturally drawn to yoga and integrated a few basic postures in with my daily meditation routine, but otherwise I was a stranger to the world of exercise. Click here to read about how I’ve recently learned to love exercise and what the great results have been.

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

A Healthy Addiction

by Steve Finley

Over the past 10 years the mindset of what constitutes a workout dramatically changed in my opinion. For athletes there will be a certain degree of heavier lifting and strenuous workouts, but for the person who just wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle there has been a big move away from the push-pull mentality (i.e.: bench press, squats…) to focusing more on strengthening the core and developing the nervous system. Much of the older heavier weight lifting compacts the body while the newer push is to lengthen the body in workouts. These newer types of workout programs are suitable to all age ranges, young to old, and can be modified to suit each individuals needs. Click here to read more.

A 19+year Major League Baseball veteran, Steve Finley was one of the most successful and respected MLB players during his career.

Such Great Heights

by Dr. Tracy Purcell

This is the story of how I trekked through the Himalayas, trained up Mt. Adams, Mt Whitney and eventually stumbled into a painfully challenging trip in the Andes, up the infamous Mt. Aconcagua. This is a very big, rocky, tough, intimidating mountain. It is of course a metaphor for all the journey of hardships in our lives. One of the leaders of our group was also a bit adverse to guiding women and often left us feeling inadequately prepared. Regardless of his attempts, we all eventually got to high camp at over 16,000 feet. I was feeling amazingly strong. Ready to read more?

Dr. Tracy Purcell is a PhD with clinical laboratory experience in cell biology, ophthalmology research, reproductive science and clinical trials.

Recipe of the Month: Ayurvedic Pasta


4-5 whole dates (Medjool varitey or similar is best)

1 cup whole organic milk (preferably not homogenized)

2 pinches cinnamon powder


Boil milk until it foams once.

Turn off heat:

Put milk, cinnamon and dates in automatic blender.

Blend until dates are ground fine.

Serve warm in winter, room temperature or slightly cool (not cold) in summer or if a strong Pitta imbalance exists.

*Recipe from

Quotes of the Month

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” – Joan Welsh

Wellspring Health in the Press

We’ve been called on many times recently to provide expert opinions for television segments and articles. Visit our online media center to read the articles and watch the videos. Who knows – you might learn a thing or two! We’d love to hear your feedback. Enjoy!