Medicine to Move You

A physician grounded in education, respect and patient service, Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena is leading a movement to bring Integrative Medicine to the masses. As a Board Certified Family Practice physician specializing in functional and integrative medicine, she helps patients and doctors understand that the only successful way of treating chronic illness is by correcting the underlying causes. As the founder of the SevaMed Institute and the Center for Living Wellness, Dr. Saxena connects with her patients through her compassionate style and lectures nationally to spread lifestyle-based solutions to our healthcare crisis. Her passion is contagious and audiences thrive on the energy of learning complex medical topics to bring about real, meaningful life-long change. Her latest personal and professional growth step: the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil.

Yes, I said it.  Poop.  Not only did I just  say it, I make it a point to say it in every, single one of my Living Wellness University lectures- whether it is about the digestive system or it’s about […]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released new advice regarding the view our little kiddos should have during the first two years of life (in the car that is).  In the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the AAP is […]

It’s story time again. While I enjoy writing educational blogs, my passion lives with patient ‘stories’. In the medical world, we call these ‘case studies’, but to me, it’s so sterile sounding. These are real people….parents, siblings, children- unique individuals […]

Earlier this month, researchers published the results of a study designed to understand if adults with children are healthier than adults without children. Before I get into the details, ask yourself….were you healthier before you had children? I commonly hear […]

Last week the LA Times featured an article that caught my eye. It wasn’t a feature story by any means, but it jumped right off the page at me (or computer screen in my case). The article was titled, “If […]

In the Land of Primary Care there are a few medical diagnoses that really scare people like diabetes, and rightfully so. Most people may not realize it is an inflammatory disease caused by poor blood sugar management. (If you haven’t […]

Why is it so hard to believe that a specific food could be the cause of so many of your health problems?  This is the question I pose to patients day in and day out.  As a patient of an […]

“These days, our culture encourages patients to find a doctor who understands their needs best, and to seek out treatment that best suits them, health experts say.  “What we noticed in the last 10 or 15 years, is the patients […]

Our office gladly houses clinical educators specializing in living healthfully and being true to what your body thrives on (or off, as is the case with food allergies, sensitivities and many other diseases of lifestyle).  Please enjoy Michele’s experience navigating […]

The motives of pharmaceutical companies have always been a polarizing debate amongst patients and physicians alike.  These massive institutions have the capacity to wield a tremendous amount of good with their mega-monster capabilities in research and development.  Of course with […]