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By Bhardwaj Health, PLLC
September 27, 2017
Category: Primary Care

Can you stay positive and relaxed? if you do, you'll help yourself maintain good mental and physical health. At Bhardwaj Health in Bellaire, mental health, physical healthTX, Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj understand that you are not a collection of chemical processes and hard and soft tissues. Rather, you are a complete being in which mind and body work together. When one part of you functions poorly due to stress, diet or a variety of other factors, all of you suffers. That's why these patient-centered and highly skilled physicians believe in holistic medicine in Belliaire, TX. You can live in harmony with your own self, and practices such as yoga, can help you stay in balance.

The heart of holistic medicine

It centers on you. You are a person and not just a bunch of acute or chronic symptoms. Through holistic medicine, combined with the finest traditional medicine has to offer, Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj treat you, an entire person. When you feel sick, they look at the lifestyle factors which may be contributing to your condition. Are you stressed? Do you get sufficient sleep? What's your diet like? Your professional team at Bhardwaj Health will help you assess your health status and optimize your emotional, mental and physical functioning.

What about stress?

Stress is a great enemy. It causes undue emotional wear and tear, leads to depression and anxiety and even sets the stage for physical maladies such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. Bhardwaj often recommends yoga, a discipline which involves meditation, breathing, stretching and various bodily postures and poses. Combined with healthy diet and adequate sleep, yoga usually provides sufficient exercise and limbering of muscles, tendons and ligaments to enhance overall well-being.

In fact, the Harvard School of Medicine praises yoga as an easily attainable practice for individuals of all ages because of the many practitioners and schools available in the United States today. Additionally, researchers at Harvard say that yoga:

  • Reduces somatic complaints
  • Strengthens the back and core muscles
  • Makes people more self-aware so they know when they at not functioning at their best
  • Helps people fall asleep and stay asleep consistently

How can we help you?

We all have health goals and things which prevent us from reaching them. Allow Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj of Bhardwaj Health maximize your total well-being. We specialize in treatment modalities that are just right for you, and we wish to enjoy a long-term relationship with all our patients. If you're new to our holistic medicine practice in Belliaire, TX, please call (832) 412-1600 for more information on maintaining your best self.

By Bhardwaj Health, PLLC
September 14, 2017
Category: Primary Care
Tags: Preventive Care  

Discover the benefits of turning to alternative and holistic care to prevent health problems.preventative care

When people think about preventive health care they often think about routine doctor checkups and physical exams, but did you know that there are other ways to protect your health? Our Bellaire, TX, primary care doctors, Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj, believe that good health means that you feel great both physically and mentally. Find out how holistic and complementary medicine could promote a healthier, happier lifestyle for you.

Here at Bhardwaj Health, we believe in treating the person as a whole rather than only the areas of the body that are injured or ill. Wellness encompasses so much, from the physical to the emotional and mental. Besides the services we can offer right here in our office it’s important that you also know other complementary and alternative ways to improve your quality of life and your health.

Did you know that your lifestyle plays a huge role in your health? From the stressors of everyday life to the foods you eat, everything can either have a positive or negative impact on your health. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Nutrition

How is your diet? Do you find yourself eating a healthy, balanced diet or do you often reach for junk food to comfort you? Is your diet high in sugar or processed foods? If so, then you aren’t giving your body the fuel it needs to function. Sugar can cause inflammation, among many other long-term health problems.

Whether you are looking to lose weight or just revamp your diet for healthier living, our Bellaire primary care physicians can help you do just that and provide you with the support you need to maintain your new, healthier lifestyle.

Stress Relief

We know that many people deal with a lot of stress in their daily lives. From the pressure to be a super parent to just trying to make ends meet, we know that most people are fighting some pretty high levels of stress. Fortunately, there are other non-medicinal ways to reduce your stress and improve your quality of life. It’s finding the right complementary therapies to tackle your stress that’s important.

From yoga and mindfulness meditation to massage therapy and Tai Chi, there are so many ways to ease your mind, which will also improve how your body functions. We would be happy to talk to you about some wonderful stress-relieving alternative therapies that you can do on a regular basis to reduce your anxiety levels. Just ask during your next visit!

If you are interested in learning more about alternative therapy and how it can help you then it’s time you turned to Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj of Bhardwaj Health in Bellaire, TX, for the advice and care you deserve to lead your best life.

By Bhardwaj Health, PLLC
August 14, 2017
Category: Primary Care
Tags: Meditation  

There are many health benefits that could arise when you start adding meditation to your daily routine.meditation

If we were to ask people on the street how often they feel stressed, we may be surprised to hear that many people feel stressed on a daily basis. Stress is a dangerous emotion, not just for our emotional health but also our physical health, and it can lead to some pretty detrimental health complications if left ignored. Our Bellaire, TX, family doctors Drs. Manoj and Rishi Bhardwaj are here to share with you why meditation could just be the missing link to better health.

Meditation, Stress and Your Health

Sure, you may think of meditation and know that it isn’t a conventional medical treatment, but this doesn’t mean that it won’t offer some amazing benefits for your health.

Whether you are someone who often feels anxious or you’ve actually been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, you could greatly benefit from regular meditation. In fact, one study conducted by Harvard Medical School found that meditation and mindfulness-based exercises were effective for reducing anxiety symptoms.

Anxiety, as you might know, is detrimental to your health. In fact, there is some research that suggests that there could be a link between anxiety and certain chronic health problems like migraines and irritable bowel syndrome. It can also be responsible for a myriad of unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, pain or extreme fatigue.

If you haven’t found a way to combat your anxiety and you are noticing that it’s taking a toll on your health then it’s time you talked to our Bellaire, TX, doctors about meditation. We would be happy to help get you started on the path to healthier living.

Meditation and Nutrition

Since meditation is the balance between the body and the mind, it starts with a healthy diet. If you aren’t feeding your body and mind with the nutrients they need, then how can you expect anything to work properly? How can you focus your mind and relax when your body is suffering from nutritional deficiencies? Here are just some ways to improve your nutrition to reap even more benefits from meditation:

  • Avoid sugar and junk foods
  • Increase your intake of healthy fats (e.g. avocado; nuts)
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits
  • Eat more lean proteins and avoid processed, fatty meats

If you aren’t sure exactly how to revamp your diet and lifestyle around to reduce anxiety and improve your health, then Bhardwaj Health in Bellaire, TX, is here to provide you with the comprehensive medical care you need.

Find out whether or not alternative medicine may be the right approach for handling your health problems.complementary medicine, alternative medicine

While traditional medicine can be a great way to prevent, treat and manage certain health problems, there are also times when complementary medicine can help with facets of healing and care. This may be about the time that you consider alternative medicine and whether it might be able to help you. Our Bellaire, TX, internal medicine specialists, Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj are here to offer a little insight into getting alternative medicine and why it could be beneficial to your health.

What types of alternative medicine options are out there?

Chances are good that you know quite a few different alternative medicine therapies out there including:

  • Massage therapy
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Herbal medicines
  • Nutritional supplements

When we talk about alternative or complementary medicine, this means that sometimes they can be combined with conventional treatments or other therapies to improve your symptoms.

What are the benefits of alternative medicine in Bellaire?

There are quite a few ways that these non-traditional treatments could improve your health. If you are someone who is experiencing chronic pain and you haven’t found the relief you need through traditional therapy—or you just hate the idea of taking medicine—then alternative medicine may be an ideal approach for you.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, getting alternative therapy in combination with your regular treatments could help lessen the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Therapies like acupuncture or massage therapy could also reduce certain symptoms such as headaches, nausea and fatigue.

A lot of these alternative therapies are also dedicated to improving both the mind and the body. Options like meditation and massage therapy can help reduce stress, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and even boost endorphins to help elevate your mood. This could be a great option for someone who has anxiety or depression.

Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj of Bhardwaj Health are proud to offer complementary and alternative medicine in Bellaire, TX. Call 832-412-1600 to learn more about the medical services we offer.

By Bhardwaj Health, PLLC
July 24, 2017
Category: Primary Care

What your primary care physicians in Bellaire, Texas want you to knowHealthy eating

 

Your body needs fuel to function properly, and the fuel is the food and beverages that you eat and drink. Nutrition is vital to maintaining your good health because it builds the foundation for your bones, muscles and vital organs. Your doctors Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj at Bhardwaj Health in Bellaire, Texas want to share the facts about good nutrition and why it’s important for you.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, poor diet is the leading cause of premature deaths in the United States, causing an average of 678,000 deaths each year. Poor diet is a direct contributor to obesity, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes type 2.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest recommends a diet high in vegetables and fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. They recommend you avoid red meats, products with white flour, high salt content foods, and high sugar content foods.

There are also some “superfoods” you should add to your diet, including:

  • Sweet potatoes, high in fiber and carotenoids
  • Mangoes, high in vitamins A and C, and potassium
  • Greek yogurt, high in calcium and protein
  • Broccoli, high in vitamins C and K, folate and carotenoids
  • Wild Salmon, high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Oatmeal, high in fiber
  • Beans, high in protein, folate, iron, protein, magnesium and potassium
  • Watermelon, high in vitamins A and C, potassium and lycopene
  • Squash, high in fiber and vitamins A and C
  • Leafy greens, high in iron, calcium, fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium and magnesium

While you are focusing on the good foods, these are some foods you should limit or eliminate from your diet:

  • High-fat meats and dairy
  • Sugary and carbonated drinks
  • High sugar content foods

You should also avoid foods containing trans-fats, which are chemical byproducts that your body cannot process and eliminate effectively. Foods high in trans-fats include prepared biscuit mixes, pastries, pies, margarine and microwave popcorn.

Whenever you go grocery shopping, it’s vitally important to read the labels on foods before you buy them. Pay attention to calories, sugar content, salt, and fat content, especially trans fats.

A healthy diet will keep you healthy. Nutrition is the most important factor in maintaining your good health. For more information about nutrition and why it’s important, call your doctors Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj and Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj of Bhardwaj Health in Bellaire, Texas at 832-412-1600. Get started on your healthy nutrition program by calling today!





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