Podcast with Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, N.D. on Hormonal Imbalances and Weight Loss

“We might not be able to change things suddenly, but addressing the underlying causes will help.”

Welcome to another special edition of our podcast with Dr. Preeti Kulkarni. Dr. Preeti is the naturopathic doctor from Cupertino, CA, to whom I credit my weight loss and health transformation. We’ve heard from Dr. Preeti before about diet and exercise, which are regular elements of our podcast, but today’s episode focuses on hormonal imbalances. Join us for this informative and practical conversation!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Dr. Preeti says that the place to begin is to screen for diabetes AND pre-diabetes.
  • What is pre-diabetes and its risk?
  • Dr. Preeti explains the difference in approach of traditional end-point medicine and functional medicine.
  • In 2018, naturopathic doctors will be included under Medicare coverage, specifically to target diabetes prevention.
  • From the CDC: 70% of Americans are overweight or obese.
  • About 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes symptoms now!
  • How to make hormones work correctly:
    • Minimize blood sugar fluctuations
    • Exercise during the first half of the day
    • Eat a good, protein-rich breakfast
  • What are endocrine hormones, and how are they tested?
  • The importance of healthy snacks and meals.
  • How animal proteins relate to insulin-resistance.
  • Animal products—inflammation—diabetes.
  • Many health issues arise from inflammation.
  • A plant-based diet floods the body with nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Dysglycemia: What is it?
  • Lifestyle changes to correct hormonal imbalance.
  • Small steps to make changes.
  • The connection between arthritis, inflammation, and diet.
  • The body’s inflammatory process: the positive and the negative.
  • Benefits of turmeric in fighting inflammation.
  • Thyroid issues, adrenals, and steroid hormones.
  • Hypothyroid and hyperthyroid.
  • Melatonin: the benefits of supplements to get the body back to normal.
  • A new favorite area of study for Dr. Preeti: the gut microbiome and its relation to autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Preeti practices in Cupertino, California.  Her website:  www.coreintegrative.com

To request a consultation with Dr. Preeti, please call and leave a voicemail at 408-724-1486.

References for Hormonal Imbalances  and weight loss:

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