Podcast with Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, N.D. on Weight Loss and Naturopathic Medicine

“The most important thing a patient can do is to want to live.” – Dr. Preeti

Welcome to a special podcast episode! Our guest today is Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, the naturopathic doctor who helped me on my personal journey to health. After I visited many other doctors, Dr. Preeti told me to adopt a dog, which changed my life. Her practice promotes using foods in their natural forms, along with other components of holistic health, and is not about selling a program or a product. Listen to this podcast to hear the doctor who I credit with saving my life.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Your exercise program should be enjoyable, include socialization, and be sustainable for the long term.
  • Learn about the differences between medical doctors and naturopathic doctors.
  • Naturopathy includes clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, pharmacology, homeopathy, and Chinese medicine.
  • Naturopathic medicine: Help the body heal itself and get to the root cause!
  • Eric discusses his experiences with medical doctors versus his experience with Dr. Preeti.
  • Dr. Preeti focuses on mental, physical, emotional, and social health.
  • Nutrition is the foundation of naturopathic medicine.
  • Conventional medicine: Diagnose, then prescribe to alleviate the symptom.
  • Conventional medicine often ignores the disease-formation process.
  • Naturopaths dig deep into the patient’s lifestyle, the causes of their problems, and their motivation to get healthy.
  • Exercise should make you feel energized and not tired.
  • Balance is the key!
  • Many patients think it’s normal to feel abnormal. Find your healthy normal!
  • Food is fuel.
  • Change your diet, change your health!
  • Correct deficiencies then maintain health.
  • Weekly visits foster commitment and accountability.
  • Strategies for trying new vegetables!
  • Processed foods change your palate.
  • SPICE up your food and your life.
  • Changing what you eat is much easier than beating an addiction, like smoking.
  • The first 2-3 months are the hardest.
  • 21 days to a new habit.
  • Never backslide to the old ways!
  • The important role that a dog can play in rehabilitation and health.
  • The little things can motivate you.
  • Dr. Preeti’s Healthy Weight Strategy Plan (and what that includes).
  • Counting calories is NOT the answer.
  • Enjoy the shopping and the cooking!
  • If you find yourself traveling down the wrong road, it’s never too late to turn around!

Resources:

Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, N.D.

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.

“Walking with Peety” Book Pre-Order Incentive: Until October 10, 2017, all persons with book pre-orders are now eligible to register for a free 30-minute phone or in-person consultation with Dr. Preeti. You can ask questions relating to naturopathic medicine, diet and lifestyle, and any aspects of your health and how it can be improved. To request your free consultation, click here – please write your pre-order number in the comments section of the form.

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