58: Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine in Texas


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Today’s bonus episode will include four of my favorite doctors in Texas. 00:56 - Drs. Munish and Bandana Chawla 13:09 - Dr. Rizwan Bukhari 22:27 - Dr. Nancy Eriksen This is a recap episode of my previous conversations with each of them. You will hear commonalities that they share as physicians. When they learned about the power of plant-based foods, they not only adopted the diet for themselves, but they also began to teach their patients that plant-based foods can prevent, halt and in some cases reverse disease. They are all now trained in Lifestyle Medicine and are board certified by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. To hear the full episodes with each of the doctors, click on the links provided. Drs. Munish & Bandana Chawla: https://soundcloud.com/plantbaseddfw/drs-munish-bandana-chawla Dr. Bandana Chawla is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency training at the Texas Medical Center. She has been practicing as an internist in the Houston area for over 20 years. Over the years she has incorporated the tenets of Lifestyle Medicine (LM) into her practice and has seen her patients lose weight, improve their diabetes and several other health conditions. Dr. Munish Chawla is a board certified physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Lifestyle Medicine. A long time practitioner of meditation and yoga, he adopted a plant based lifestyle in 2013. Upon becoming aware of the research proven health benefits and the evidence-based approach Lifestyle Medicine uses to treat and reverse chronic diseases, he became certified in this new and exciting specialty. Drs. Munish & Bandana Chawla created their Lifestyle Docs practice which focuses on eating the right types of food, being fit, reducing stress, and connecting more to achieve holistic wellness. They also founded the Peaceful Planet Foundation, 501c3 nonprofit, which fosters Peace, Health and Wellness in Houston and the surrounding communities. Dr. Rizwan Bukhari: https://soundcloud.com/plantbaseddfw/rizwan-bukhari Dr. Rizwan Bukhari is the co-founder of Plant-Based DFW and co-host of the Plant-Based DFW Podcast show. Dr. Riz grew up in Dallas, Texas and has been practicing vascular surgery for more than 20 years. His primary hospital is Baylor Sunnyvale, where he formerly was the Chief of Surgery. Currently he serves on their Board of Directors and Board of Managers, and is the Chief of Staff of the hospital. He is the owner of North Texas Vascular Center, where he offers diagnostic services and minimally invasive out-patient procedures largely related to amputation prevention and limb salvage. Dr. Riz is a strong advocate of incorporating plant-based nutrition into his patient lifestyle modification programs. He is very involved in the organization called Plant-Based DFW offering lectures, documentary screenings, community walks and potlucks. Dr. Nancy Eriksen: https://soundcloud.com/plantbaseddfw/dr-nancy-eriksen Dr. Eriksen graduated with a B.S. in Biology from The University of Miami in Miami, Florida in 1981, and an M.D degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1985. Dr. Eriksen completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wright State University affiliated hospital in 1989 and then a fellowship in maternal Fetal Medicine at The University of Houston Health Sciences Center in 1991. She is currently an Associate Professor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. I hope you enjoyed this format.