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Dr. Minni Malhotra is a Board Certified Family Physician and A Certified Functional Medicine practitioner. She is an award-winning speaker and best-selling author. She Believes that an Onesize-fits-all medicine is a thing of the past. The future of Healthcare is here. Today we know better. Today, it’s possible for you to have personalized, precision medicine tailored specifically to you and your lifestyle. She practices a new model of medicine known as root cause medicine or Functional Medicine. It incorporates the best diagnostic tools and technologies from conventional medicine, as well as emerging tests and tools that help identify the critical imbalances that are at the root of all illness. It is a practice that endorses patient-centered, not disease-centered, medicine. With me as a coach and guide you can get more knowledge about a better way of taking care of your health and walk you through this journey, a healthier you is right around the corner! This will help you restore, protect and grow your health throughout your lifetime with the help of my unique methodology C.O.P.E. – which has helped all my patients gain lifelong Vitality and Wellness.

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Dr. Minni Malhotra is a Board Certified Family Physician and A Certified Functional Medicine practitioner. She is an award-winning speaker and best-selling author. She Believes that an Onesize-fits-all medicine is a thing of the past. The future of Healthcare is here. Today we know better. Today, it’s possible for you to have personalized, precision medicine tailored specifically to you and your lifestyle. She practices a new model of medicine known as root cause medicine or Functional Medicine. It incorporates the best diagnostic tools and technologies from conventional medicine, as well as emerging tests and tools that help identify the critical imbalances that are at the root of all illness. It is a practice that endorses patient-centered, not disease-centered, medicine. With me as a coach and guide you can get more knowledge about a better way of taking care of your health and walk you through this journey, a healthier you is right around the corner! This will help you restore, protect and grow your health throughout your lifetime with the help of my unique methodology C.O.P.E. – which has helped all my patients gain lifelong Vitality and Wellness.

    EP 44: How to Avoid Cancer-Causing Glyphosate in Your Diet

    EP 44: How to Avoid Cancer-Causing Glyphosate in Your Diet

    There are dangerous levels of glyphosate and other harmful chemicals used in food that could be causing cancer. In this episode of The Better Prescription, Dr. Minni Malhotra discusses how the recommended limits of glyphosate are not being adhered to in food and what foods contain it in excess. She explains how harmful it is for us and lists the many ways it can be destructive to our health. Dr. Malhotra also warns us which foods containing this toxin we should avoid and how we can detoxify from it to prevent its harmful effects and even prevent cancer! Tune in today to learn some useful tips about how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    Insight into the research that indicates that glyphosate is a cancer-causing chemical. What the current regulations are about ‘safe’ levels of glyphosate in food. How much glyphosate is in our foods and examples of which foods contain the highest levels. Concluding that glyphosate is harmful to humans. Six ways in which glyphosate could be harming you: firstly, it may rob you of minerals.Two: it could damage your liver. Three: it may lead to gut health issues.Four: it could damage your kidneys. Five: it could increase your risk of serious health issues.Six: it could disrupt mitochondrial function.Dr. Malhotra’s advice on which of the foods that contain glyphosate you should avoid.How you can detoxify from glyphosate. 

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email Address
    Anchor Wellness Center
    The Institute for Functional Medicine
    The International Agency for Research on Cancer
    Monsanto
    The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
    General Mills
    Pepsi Co.
    Environmental Working Group
    The Quaker Oats Company
    The Environmental Protection Agency
    International Energy Research
    The Food and Drug Administration
    Kellogg’s
    Mega Food
    Ben & Jerry’s
    Tony Felder Farm
    Mom’s Organic Market
    Nature’s Path
    One Degree Organic Foods
    Happy Family Organics
    Patagonia
    PCC Community Markets
    Amy’s Kitchen

    • 15 min
    EP 43: How To Save Money on Your Next Grocery Shop with Dr. Minni Malhotra

    EP 43: How To Save Money on Your Next Grocery Shop with Dr. Minni Malhotra

    Are you looking for ways to lower your spending and get the best deals? Then you have come to the right place! We have all done it at least once, go out shopping for groceries and come back with much more than intended. This coupled with increasing food costs, means we all need to reconsider our shopping habits. In this episode, listeners will hear 30 top tips to help you save money on your next grocery shopping mission. Some tips include staying away from the coupon trap, the importance of shopping lists, common misconceptions about the freezer sections, why shopping alone is better, and much more! Tune in today to hear the best tips and tricks to help you budget better with, Dr. Minni Malhotra!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    Stay away from the coupon trapMake a list of what you need and stick to it.What to do if you have forgotten your list to remember the items that you need.Remember to take advantage of clearance sales like you would at other stores.How some basic math can help you identify the best deal in the aisle.Reducing the amount of meat you buy and replacing it with vegetarian meals.Join loyalty programs to take advantage of unique deals.Prioritizing meals or food that you can freeze.The advantages of meal prepping when trying to save money.Meticulously track grocery spending and stick to your budget.Avoid convenience and pre-packaged meals.Why shopping alone is an easy way to reduce spending.How to ensure the best deals when buying in bulk.A software resource that can help you find the best deals.Why you should non-brand items instead of branded items.Benefits of shopping during quieter times to your budget.Why getting to know the staff can help you save and find the best deals.An example of an alternative to a grocery store.Start with a basket to avoid the psychological temptation of filling a cart.What type of music the grocery store plays to keep you there for longer.Use your freezer and use it properly.When is the best time to shop.Take advantage of delivery services in order to avoid in-store temptations.How taking a photo of your fridge or pantry can help you save.The common misconception about the freezer section.Check your receipt, sometimes the stores make mistakes.Alternative examples for listeners on where to buy healthy snacks.Skipping an ingredient if you only need a small amount.We end off with a final resource to help you budget further.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    The Kitchn
    Megan Splawn on LinkedIn
    Megan Splawn on Instagram
    Ibotta Application
    Anchor Wellness Center
    Dr. Minni Malhotra
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    The Institue for Functional Medicine

    • 10 min
    EP 42: Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

    EP 42: Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

    We’ve all heard the expression, but today Dr. Minni Malhotra answers the question “Is laughter really the best medicine?” Tuning in, you’ll hear how varying the benefits of laughter can be. Dr. Minni explains what actually happens physiologically when you laugh and elaborates on how this can affect your mental health, your immune system, stress relief, physical pain, physical tension, and even your weight loss efforts. She sheds light on new research into the positive effects of laughter on diabetes treatment and talks about how it may prevent heart disease, stroke, and types of cancers, and how laughing may even help you to live longer. To hear all these fascinating insights into the many health benefits of laughter as well as Dr. Minni’s tips on how to incorporate it into your life daily life, tune in today!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    Today’s topic: is laughter really is the best medicine? How varying the benefits of laughter are. How laughter affects your mental health.  What actually happens physiologically when you laugh.  New research into the positive effects of laughter on diabetes treatment. A study that proved that laughing after dinner resulted in a lower blood sugar spike.How there are no downsides to laughing.  How laughter helps your immune system.How laughter encourages an endorphin release which can reduce pain and relieve stress. Why laughter may help you to live longer. How laughter may prevent heart disease, stroke, and even types of cancers. The weight-loss benefits of laughter.How laughter helps to release physical tension. How to incorporate laughter into your life daily life. The benefits of finding a humor therapy group.Some funny shows that Dr. Minni recommends.The benefits of having a pet. Why you shouldn’t be afraid to laugh at yourself. 

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Rick and Morty 
    Friends 
    How I Met Your Mother 
    Black Monday
    Peep Show
    Trailer Park Boys 
    Comedy Central
    Anchor Wellness Center
    Dr. Minni Malhotra
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    The Institue for Functional Medicine

    • 12 min
    EP 41: Epigenetics and the Role It Plays in Aging

    EP 41: Epigenetics and the Role It Plays in Aging

    Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the Better Prescription with Dr. Minni Malhotra, a physician with a passion for helping people understand that there are better, scientifically grounded alternatives to prescriptions and medical procedures to take care of your health. Aging is a natural part of life and is closely linked to the health of a person but is also related to underlying genetics, more specifically epigenetics. During today’s conversation, we explore the field of epigenetics and why this is an important health consideration. We will learn about what epigenetics is, the relationship between age and epigenetics, how genes play a role in your health, the interplay between genes and the development of cancer, and much more. Tune in to find out more about this fascinating topic!
     
    Key Points From This Episode:
    Dr. Minni outlines the process of aging.The field of epigenetics is explained and how it relates to gene expression.How genes, behavior, and environment play a role in your health! What the difference is between genetic change and epigenetics.A brief explanation of what DNA methylation is.The difference between DNA methylation and demethylation.The roles that methylation and demethylation play in the aging process.Hear about histone modification and how it relates to gene expression.The role of RNA and noncoding RNA in the context of genetics is explained.How epigenetics can change during human development.Talking about epigenetic center versus ability.The effects epigenetic changes can have on your immune system.Learn about how epigenetic mutations lead to the development of cancer.Find out how a woman’s environment and behavior can alter a baby’s epigenetic structure during pregnancy. 
    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Anchor Wellness Center
    Dr. Minni Malhotra
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    The Institue for Functional Medicine

    • 12 min
    EP 40: Why Mitochondrial Health is Important

    EP 40: Why Mitochondrial Health is Important

    Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the Better Prescription with Dr. Minni Malhotra. During today’s conversation, we explore the importance of mitochondrial health. We start with the foundation of how the body converts organic compounds from our food into chemical energy using mitochondria. Learn about the stress associated with the level of energy our mitochondria generate from growth and how the resulting free radicals can accelerate aging. You’ll hear how health intelligence tests use mitochondrial regeneration to measure mitochondrial health and find out how mitochondria send signals when cells are not operational in a process called apoptosis. We discuss a few theories about the byproducts of cellular activity and explore why free radicals alone cannot explain the aging process before unpacking the role of mtDNA and discussing Toren Finkel’s theory about mitochondrial dysfunction. Finally, we talk about the implications of mitochondrial and cellular health on human wellness, with urolithin A at the center. Dr. Malhotra uses cellular health to help her patients go from sick and tired to wellness and vitality. Join us today to hear more. 


    Key Points From This Episode:
    Today’s topic: the importance of mitochondrial health. How our body converts organic compounds from our food into chemical energy using mitochondria.The stress associated with the level of energy our mitochondria generates when they grow.Why free radicals produced by this stress can develop into destructive oxidative stress.How health intelligence tests use mitochondrial regeneration to measure mitochondrial health.Apoptosis: signals sent from mitochondria when cells are not operational.An overview of Denham Harman’s theory that as cells metabolize nutrients and consume oxygen they produce reactive oxygen species as a byproduct.Why free radicals alone are not a sufficient explanation for aging.Why mitochondria never entirely lost their primordial genome today known as mtDNA.How mtDNA changes with age.Toren Finkel’s theory that mitochondrial dysfunction doesn’t necessarily result from DNA.What Mitophagy and the healthy mitochondria is according to Johan Auwerx.Studies around how urolithin A can be used to boost human health.How gut diversity differs from person to person.Results from the trial published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Why supplements cannot replace exercise or make up for your lifestyle.Why prevention over therapy is important.How diseases can arise when you don’t care for your cellular health.Why your body has more in common with a luxury car than you may think.How she uses cellular health in her practice to help people go from sick and tired to wellness and vitality.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Anchor Wellness Center
    Dr. Minni Malhotra
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    The Institute for Functional Medicine

    • 12 min
    EP 39: Exercise and Longevity

    EP 39: Exercise and Longevity

    Everyone wants to live a long life, but, if the goal is longevity, how you live matters! Aging is a natural, yet complex physiological process that is influenced by many factors, some of which are modifiable. As we age, it’s important to develop certain interventions to ease the process and decelerate vulnerability to disease. Exercise is one such intervention, and thankfully it’s easy to implement! In this episode, you’ll learn about the physiological and hormonal changes that occur with age and how resistance training, paired with a healthy diet, can reduce frailty, prevent insulin resistance, and generally extend your quality of life. Tune in to hear more about the undeniable link between exercise and longevity!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    The benefits of regular exercise for longevity and disease prevention.What exercise training programs should include.The physiological rhythms that change with age.What age-related loss of complexity is and how exercise can decelerate it.The role of homeostenosis in increasing vulnerability to disease.How increasing muscle mass reduces frailty.Sarcopenia as a risk factor for mortality.The side effects of decreasing muscle mass.The important mitigating role of activity!Why recovery is slower as we age.The hormonal changes that contribute to age-associated alterations in muscle mass and function.How tightly muscle mass is linked to lifespan.The benefits of resistance training.The importance of combining a healthy diet with resistance training.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Anchor Wellness Center
    Dr. Minni Malhotra
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    The Institute for Functional Medicine
    American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine

    • 15 min

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