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The Impact Heat Has on Health

The frequency and intensity of heatwaves and its cumulative impact on health has risen through the decades. This is having unimaginable consequences.

Sep 15th, 2020
Safe Mosquito Repellents

Fall weather increases the risk of mosquito and tick bites. Here are some tips on how to prevent bug bites as your first line of defense!

Sep 1st, 2020
Fish Are Loaded with Gasoline

Since the 1950s more than 9 billion tons of plastic has been produced for packaging, mostly for single-use food and beverage containers. This plastic is now in our fish.

Aug 26th, 2020
Your Hand Sanitizers May Be Laced with Harmful Chemicals

Methanol is extremely toxic. It damages the brain and spinal cord similar to alcohol. Exposure directly to the skin can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision/ blindness, seizures, permanent damage to the body’s neurons, coma, or even death. 

Aug 18th, 2020
How to Eat, Cook, and Live in a Warming World

Red meat and dairy, particularly from cows, have an enormous impact on climate change. Per gram protein, beef, and lamb have the largest climate footprint while pork, chicken, and fish are in the middle.  Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint here!

Jul 28th, 2020
The Truth About Where Your Food Comes From | Part 3

The unprecedented rise in life-threatening infections, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, is due to the fact that we are addicted to excess animal protein consumption and are running out of reliable and effective antibiotics to treat these infections.

Jul 7th, 2020
The Truth About Where Your Food Comes From | Part 2

Climate change is one of the most urgent environmental and humanitarian challenges we face in the 21st century. The scientific literature makes it clear that global food production is one of the largest contributors to this change. Read more here!

Jun 30th, 2020
Getting Older? Skip the Soda in the Era of COVID-19

The “it's only one drink per day” mentality is dangerous to human health, especially in the era of COVID-19. It has quickly led to a weaker immune system for Americans of all ages and high probability of getting infected with COVID-19.  

Jun 16th, 2020
Dining Out After COVID-19

If you’re like most Americans, then you're probably itching to get out again and eat at your favorite restaurants. Cooking all your meals at home can be a lot of work! Can we eat healthy when we return?

Jun 9th, 2020
Do Not Underestimate Your Underlying Immunity and Inflammation

Let's get back to the basics and start moving and eating for health. Simple tweaks can save your life. Do not underestimate the power of walking and consuming a varied, nutrient-rich plant-based diet. They are the gold standard for immune health.

Jun 2nd, 2020
"Immunity Passports" During COVID-19?

We are now offering COVID-19 antibody testing to detect for immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Our goal is to keep everyone safe while continuing to give the best care possible and keep us all healthy! Read more here.

May 19th, 2020
Boosting the Immune System in Pediatrics

This past week, New York City health authorities warned of additional signs and symptoms of the virus. Specifically, children ages 2 to 15, may experience persistent fever and elevated inflammatory markers, similar to a syndrome known as Kawasaki disease.

May 12th, 2020
Offering Telemedicine at SF Advanced Health

Please know that the team at SF Advanced Health is available to provide Telemedicine services along with in-office consultations to continue providing you excellent care.

Apr 21st, 2020
Is “BPA-Free” Really BPA-Free?

“BPA-free” is not synonymous with bisphenol-free. Other bisphenols are often substituted for BPA, which may or may not act in a similar way and may or may not be less harmful. Our advice? Limit most plastics if you can.

Mar 17th, 2020
Yoga for Sleep Quality Among Cancer Survivors

Pharmaceutical drugs cause too many problems and do not cure the root cause of sleep problems. They are toxic to the brain and spinal cord, are extremely addictive, and interfere with most other medications. Find out why yoga may be the solution you need.

Mar 10th, 2020
Osteopathy: Putting Things Back Together

What I love about osteopathy is that it is a noninvasive, drug-free treatment option (aka., no risk of addition, surgical complications, or side effects). It is rarely contraindicated with any other potential treatments.

Feb 25th, 2020
1 + 1 = 3: The Additive Value of Thermography & BEMER

Thermography gives us a chance to observe the body’s mechanics in real-time, by observing thermal changes and hot-spots, while BEMER microcirculation therapy allows us to alter the body's mechanics to optimize proper blood flow. Read more here!

Feb 11th, 2020
Early Cancer Indicators | Part I

DNA methylation alterations are hallmarks of the pre-cancer. Environmental factors such as chronic inflammation, persistent infections, cigarette smoking, exposure to chemical carcinogens cause DNA methylation and hence, trigger cancer.

Feb 4th, 2020
Intermittent Fasting to Reduce Autoimmunity

Did you know longevity is associated with low-calorie diets. Yet, the physiological mechanisms behind why low-calorie diets are so therapeutic are only just being understood. Could intermittent fasting be part of the explanation for why that is?

Jan 7th, 2020
Thermography: The Importance of Blood Circulation

This month we talked about the impact of blood oxygenation and sleep regulation. We can detect vascular and lymphatic blood flow under Thermography. Unlike several other diagnostic approaches for vascular or intravenous diseases, thermography is safe.

Dec 25th, 2019
Blood Oxygenation: Breathing & Sleep

Did you know that healthy breathing is absolutely critical for deep and restorative sleep? This all comes back to proper blood circulation. Consider circulation therapy via BEMER if you need to better support your sleep.

Dec 11th, 2019
Helping My Patient Overcome Crohn’s Disease

When Jared was diagnosed with Crohn’s, he felt he had to identify with a chronic illness which made him feel vulnerable, helpless, and broken. We were able to turn his story around. Read more here.

Nov 27th, 2019
CANCEL Your Black Friday Plans (Or At Least Reconsider Them)

A materialistic approach to life can often harm our overall sense of well-being and happiness. However, reshaping your mindset to one of health rather than material things has the opposite effect. Ask yourself: Is health my greatest wealth?

Nov 20th, 2019
Cold Laser Therapy for Treating Pain

Cold Laser therapy offers a non-invasive option to surgery or drugs, and can be used in combination with massage and acupuncture. This approach eliminates the complications of long-term drug treatment programs that can lead to painkiller addiction.

Nov 7th, 2019
Beat Flu Season with this Powerful Herb

Did you know that Black Elderberry is as effective as Tamiflu, the conventional antiviral medication for the early treatment and prevention of influenza A and influenza B. Read more about this powerful herb here.

Oct 30th, 2019
Early Breast Cancer Detection at SF Advanced Health

Cancer in it's early stages has no symptoms. Without symptoms, it’s hard to know if anything is wrong. This is why our entire approach is different. Read on to find out how we were able to detect early breast cancer in one of our patients.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Nutrition & Cancer Part I: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yet, why does nutrition's association with cancer remain a controversial topic to this day? The truth is cancer doesn’t happen overnight. It is a long-term process that likely involves what we put in our mouth.

Oct 16th, 2019
Bad Guys in the Gut: Overcoming Autoimmunity

Everything in life is connected, even the things we cannot see. Read on to learn about what happens when we lose our beneficial bacterial friends, the "Good Guys", in the gut.

Oct 9th, 2019
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 11th, 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
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

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