Weight Loss Program for Women

Struggling to lose weight? Inflammation might be to blame! Inflammation can result in abnormal cellular responses, leading to abnormal blood circulation, poor digestion, brain fog, thyroid and adrenal hormone imbalances, and more. Get support now.
Sep 8th, 2022

How Our Diet Affects Our Mood

Studies show that the food we eat affects the chemical composition of our brain and alters our mood. Our diet affects our cognitive capabilities, including alertness and the release of neurotransmitters. We can change our mood by changing our diets.
May 9th, 2022

How to Optimize Gut Health

Our gut bacteria, which is unique to us, keeps us healthy, aids digestion, helps regulate body rhythms, and even improves our mood. Here is what we can do to optimize our gut health, and thus overall health.
Apr 7th, 2022

Addressing the Root Causes of Chronic Skin Issues

Chronic skin diseases are extremely common. The skin acts as an indication of our health, letting us know there is a problem that needs closer attention. We cover the basics of skin issues and useful tips for treating chronic skin conditions.
Mar 2nd, 2022

Could Your Sleep Actually Be Hurting You?

The evidence from the research suggests that poor sleep increases hunger and negatively affects metabolism, immune system, and hormone balance. Learn more here!
Feb 9th, 2022

Fight Common Colds and Flu with Immune Boosters

Yes, the common cold and annual flu have not gone away either. This week Dr. Bhandari discusses lifestyle habits and diet changes that can boost your immune system and overall health.
Feb 2nd, 2022

Effect of Diet on Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is diagnosed as a chronic bladder pain condition. IC responds well to dietary changes to support more alkaline blood and urine to help manage symptoms. Learn more here!
Jan 12th, 2022

Anger as a Toxin

To understand the damage of emotions, we only need to understand the damage of inflammation.
Jan 3rd, 2022

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.
Nov 10th, 2021

Gut Microbiome and Disease Progression

Did you know that approximately 90% of infants today in America are missing key bacterial species inside their gut critical for their digestive and immune systems to work properly?
Sep 15th, 2021

Causes of Chronic Adrenal Fatigue

The symptoms of adrenal insufficiency usually begin gradually and can be easy to miss because they are so common. Learn more here!
Sep 1st, 2021

Common Summer Allergies in SF

Here is our guide to the most common types of summer allergies in San Francisco and how to treat them naturally.
Jul 21st, 2021

How Diet Becomes Disease

Poor digestive function correlates with symptoms described by Traditional Chinese Medicine a thousand years ago. Learn more here!
Jun 22nd, 2021

How Trauma Is Passed On Through Your Genes

The stress response has long been emphasized as a short-lived response. However, modern science is proving anything but. Learn how traumatic experiences can be passed on to future generations.
Jun 15th, 2021

Women: Don’t Ignore These Top 12 Symptoms 

As a woman, it can be all too easy to put off caring for yourself. But when it comes to your health, it’s important to place yourself first. Do you have any of the following symptoms?
Jun 1st, 2021

The Benefits of Treating Lymphedema with Acupuncture

Lymphedema can be caused by various genetic conditions, the aging process, various environmental toxin exposure, or as a result of an underlying disease. Acupuncture is instrumental in treating lymphedema.
May 4th, 2021

Vitamin D and COVID-19

Did you know low storage levels of vitamin D contribute to higher COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates?
Apr 20th, 2021

Keto Diet: Tips to Implement It

One of the biggest misconceptions about the keto diet is that you have to consume animal products to see any results. That’s not true! Learn more about how to do that here.
Mar 30th, 2021

BPA: New Perspectives on Longevity

According to a new study, high levels of BPA in the body are associated with a 49% increased risk of death within 10 years. And you may be exposed more so than ever during this pandemic...
Mar 9th, 2021

Keto Diet: What Is It?

The ketogenic diet has been incredibly successful in improving biomarkers of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes in overweight individuals, with improvements in blood glucose regulation, insulin sensitivity, and triglyceride levels
Feb 16th, 2021

Sleeping Tips: Is Supplementation Safe?

This week I answer the question: “If I use a supplement containing melatonin, will I become addicted? Will I build tolerance and be unable to sleep without it?”
Jan 26th, 2021

Acupuncture for 3 Trimesters

Pregnancy is a spectacular and challenging journey for a woman and the entire family because of the new life. Acupuncture ensures a healthy pregnancy!
Jan 12th, 2021

Using Melatonin to Fight COVID-19 | Part 2

We now know how COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the body’s tissues. Now I want to focus specifically on melatonin’s anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and immunomodulatory role in health and wellbeing.
Dec 8th, 2020

Why Our Advanced Diagnostic Testing Matters in the COVID-19 Era

Most of the advanced diagnostic tests we run are early detection tests regarding organ dysfunction … that is, we are looking to catch minor and major problems before they balloon out-of-control and hinder a person’s quality and duration of their life.
Nov 24th, 2020

Be Your Own Best Friend

Personal stories from a Buddhist Monk, a long-distance hiker, and other seclusion-seekers about how to be alone without feeling lonely.
Nov 10th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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