The Biggest Breakfast Myth

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Don’t believe everything you read. There is an alarming amount of research funded by breakfast makers, and their ill-formed claims are ultimately tricking people and harming their health.

Sep 12th, 2019
What I Learned From My Patient with Mold Exposure

Let me be frank. There’s not a day in my practice when I don’t see a patient with multiple health diagnoses. It’s very common, but not overwhelming when you understand the underlying mechanisms of what’s going on.

Sep 4th, 2019
Is Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Skull Bleeding?

A recent review has discovered an association between low-dose Aspirin and an increased risk of intracranial bleeding, in individuals with no symptomatic cardiovascular disease.

Aug 30th, 2019
Learn the Optimistic Way to Manage Stress

Many of us can relate to the idea of not having enough hours in the day. Our task lists and inboxes continue to grow, and many of us are used to feeling as though we’ve been spread too thinly to meet the needs of the day.

Aug 29th, 2019
Dr. Bhandari’s Favorite Supplements

Historically, plants were the cornerstone for producing medicine. In Western culture, we consider medicine as a product of the pharmaceutical industrial complex.

Jul 26th, 2019
Beyond 23andMe: Understanding Your Genes

There are a ton of DNA tests out there that impart information about ancestry, health and wellness, and genetic traits. You’ve likely heard of 23andMe, from either a relative or coworker, at some point.

Jul 18th, 2019
Hormones: Creating the Balance

When people think of “hormones” they tend to associate them with times of change, like puberty or pregnancy. It’s true hormones are responsible for those extreme changes, but they also affect multiple body functions at all times.

Jul 9th, 2019
The Benefits of Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a naturopathic healing art that operates under the philosophy that the body is fundamentally capable of healing itself from illness or injury without the addition of medicines or the removal or destruction of bodily tissues

Jul 1st, 2019
How to Reduce Pain through Myofascial Release

Inflammation is a painful, damaging condition with a number of different causes. Inflammation indicates that the body is in the process of repairing injury or attacking an invader.

Jun 11th, 2019
Respiratory Health: Breathe Easy This Spring

A person's lungs are one of the most critical organs in the human body, but they aren't often cared for the way they should be. There are plenty of ways to keep lungs healthy and improve respiratory health.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Transform Your Relationship with Food

There are any number of ways that your relationship with food may have become imbalanced, but with a few simple lifestyle changes and healthy habits, you can set yourself on the path to wellness.

Mar 10th, 2019
What is Holistic Nutrition?

Holistic nutrition is a philosophy that recognizes health is multidimensional, comprising the physical, chemical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.

Feb 12th, 2019
How to Organize Your Kitchen

Learn how to organize your kitchen to shift to healthy eating habits. Make cooking pleasant and convenient so you enjoy the process and the results.

Feb 11th, 2019
How to Reduce Toxins After the Holiday Season

As the new year gets under way, many people are trying to make good on resolutions that included "getting healthy," but what does that mean, exactly? Getting healthy means different things for different people; however, most people will be making it a poin

Jan 28th, 2019
How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy (Apart from Not Smoking)

The Northern California Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Now is a perfect time to talk about how to prevent lung damage and keep your exposure to air pollutants low.

Nov 27th, 2018
Is a Detox Your Best Bet to Lose Weight?

Some body types will naturally carry more fat than others, and that isn’t necessarily an indicator of ill-health. Muscle weighs more than fat, by volume, and many people will get healthier by putting on a few extra pounds of muscle rather than shedding fro

Nov 8th, 2018
How Dr. Bhandari helped improve debilitating IBD for a Patient

A 42-year old female patient sought the help of Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D.  because she was having severe chronic gastrointestinal discomfort. Patient “Ada” came to Advanced Health with a desire to learn more about the nutrient-dense foods she could safely in

Oct 23rd, 2018
How Do Hormones Affect Memory?

Hormones can affect your memory as much as your mood. When you experience frequent outbursts of anger or find yourself crying randomly, you may want to look at your hormone levels.

Sep 27th, 2018
Are You Constipated?

constipation means that something has gone wrong in your digestive system – your large intestine, in particular. The digestive system is impacted by almost everything the body does.

Aug 24th, 2018
Plant-Based Cooking: How to Prepare Delicious, Healthy Meals

There are any number of reasons why you might want to shift to a plant-based diet. Some people make the switch for ethical reasons, some for health concerns, and still others because they want to save money when preparing meals for a large family.

Aug 14th, 2018
Why Everyone Needs To Filter Their Tap Water

No matter where you live, it’s imperative that you filter your tap water. Impure water is a serious problem in just about every part of the industrialized world. The risk factors are vast and most are unavoidable, even with a robust municipal water filtrat

Aug 8th, 2018
7 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Symptoms of seasonal allergies can include itching, sneezing, congestion and runny nose, headaches, red or watery eyes, and so on. They can vary from mild to severe, acute to chronic.

Jul 17th, 2018
Medication-Free Management Options for Chronic Pain

The practitioners at Advanced Health practice an integrative approach to chronic pain, which considers the body holistically. In doing so, we rely on these treatments, and more, for all sorts of patients, especially those managing chronic pain.

Jun 20th, 2018
Why We Focus on Predictive Medicine and Longevity

Dr. Lonnele Ball, PhD and Dr. Harlan South, M.D. leverage state-of-the-art technologies to focus on disease prevention and health optimization, with a personalized approach to concierge medicine.

Apr 20th, 2018
5 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart Health

Even if you think that you are healthy, you can still make some changes to improve your heart health. Taking care of your heart today is the key to living a long, happy. and healthy life.

Feb 16th, 2018
10 Surprising Benefits of Acupuncture

The benefits of acupuncture are proven by numerous scientific research results that now name it as one of the most viable and effective alternative methods to use for well-being and healing.

Jan 23rd, 2018

Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. spoke in a Seed the Commons event in San Francisco and explained why milk is not the best option for our kids’ nutrition and how we can replace this food for another protein which the body can absorb.

Dec 4th, 2017
Could It Be Endometriosis?

Did you know that endometriosis is one of the most frequent disorder of the feminine reproductive years, estimated to impact about 10% of American women?

Jul 31st, 2017
5 Types of Skin Cancer and Their Causes

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Do you know why? Learn about the different types of skin cancer and integrative cancer treatment.

Jul 26th, 2017
What is Adrenal Insufficiency?

Feeling abnormally stressed & tired? Something could be wrong! Dr. Payal Bhandari, MD explains her techniques for treating adrenal insufficiency naturally.

Jun 30th, 2017
Natural Treatments for Menopause

Menopause doesn’t need to be a negative phase in women’s lives. Dr. Payal Bhandari explains her natural treatments for menopause symptoms.

Jun 5th, 2017
How Common is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

It’s something we’ve all heard about, but what is IBS? Dr. Payal Bhandari discusses the symptoms and explains how common irritable bowel syndrome is.

May 30th, 2017
Healthy Guide To Living With Diabetes

Diabetes affects millions of people. Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. empowers patients with integrative techniques to live well and manage diabetes effectively.

Apr 26th, 2017
The Truth About Pre-Diabetes and How Common It Is

1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes and 90% are unaware of it. Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. is a San Francisco-based integrative physician that specializes in chronic illness and how to turn them around.

Apr 20th, 2017
The Healthiest Nut Butters and Their Benefits

Nut butters are an easy way to invigorate your diet and help boost your overall health. Dr. Payal Bhandari breaks down the health benefits of the most common types of nut butters.

Feb 27th, 2017
7 Ways We Are Harming Our Liver

Without a proper functioning liver, toxins will build up in the body, which can be detrimental to our health. Avoid liver diseases by following our tips.

Nov 1st, 2016
The Top Reasons Why Women Get Cancer

Cancer is one of the scariest diseases, but with certain lifestyle choices, risk factors can be reduced. Here's a list of cancers that affect women most.

Oct 12th, 2016
Busting the Myths About Cholesterol

What we thought we knew about cholesterol was wrong. For decades cholesterol had a bad rap, but it is a natural function of the body we can't live without.

Sep 16th, 2016
How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure is one of the deadliest diseases and affects 75 million people in the U.S. Find out how Hypertension can be treated and avoided.

Aug 6th, 2016
Probiotics and Your Health

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts found in your intestines. They are good for your health, especially for your digestive system. Read to learn more.

Jun 7th, 2016
10 Tips to Help You Sleep Better

Our normal sleeping patterns are sometimes interrupted by factors out of our control. With good sleeping habits, you can still have a good night's sleep.

May 27th, 2016
How to Prevent Skin Cancer

Since May is skin cancer awareness month, and also the start of summer, we thought it’s a good time to talk about how you can prevent skin cancer.

May 25th, 2016
8 Tips for Beating Low Libido

What causes low libido? How can you treat low sex drive? Advanced Health shares tips on how to counter low libido and save your sex life.

May 9th, 2016
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most versatile health foods and can be used for cooking and beauty treatments, and has natural medicinal properties. Learn more here.

Apr 29th, 2016
Joint Pain: Symptoms and Remedies

Dr. Bhandari discusses joint pain remedies to reduce pain and inflammation and preserve joint function to improve your quality of life.

Apr 25th, 2016
Young Love: Why Early Heart Care is Important

February is National Heart Month, and though there multiple factors that can lead to heart disease, there are also diet and lifestyle changes you can make to improve your heart's health.

Apr 10th, 2016
6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Excess inflammation can lead to chronic diseases, but there are healthy habits that can help reduce inflammation.

Apr 10th, 2016
Avoid Infections

The best way to avoid sickness is to keep our immune system strong so we can fight against bad bugs.

Mar 24th, 2016
Is Your Sleep Hurting You?

New research shows that sleep loss increases hunger and negatively affects metabolism, immune system, and hormone balance.

Mar 24th, 2016
Happy Summer!

Here is some helpful summertime health information

Mar 24th, 2016
The Importance of Microflora

The microflora drives our immune system and its response – particularly inflammation. Inflammation serves as a protective role responding to tissue injury or infection.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Why You Need to Eat Your Greens

Leafy green vegetables can protect you from many diseases. Dr. Bhandari discusses the benefits of these vegetables and why you need to eat your greens.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Immune Boosters to Fight Colds and Flu

Looking for natural immune boosters to fight off colds and flu? Dr. Bhandari discusses lifestyle habits and diet changes that can boost your immune system.

Mar 15th, 2016

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