Author: Dr. Ashok Bhandari

What Do We Actually Know About Obesity

What do we actually know about obesity?                Authors: Dr. Ashok Bhandari & Mark Heisig   Recently an article in Huffington Post titled, “Everything you know about obesity is wrong,”[1] was published and widely shared on social media platforms by both medical professionals and the general public alike. An emotionally charged article with a mess of research cited, we felt it necessary to sift through the clutter as it relates to physical health. Is everything we know about obesity wrong? Is the medical management of obesity a medical error? Is there true physical and...

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Core Training: How To Safely & Effectively Train Your Core

Core Training: How To Safely & Effectively Train Your Core This post is a follow up to an earlier post by Ashok Bhandari on the structure and function of “the core.” This previous post broke down some of the minor and major concerns associated with a weak or dysfunctional core, and also highlighted some of the major structures involved that can be damaged. This included the small spinal muscles, the larger back and abdominal muscles, and the stabilizers of the shoulder and pelvis. If you missed that post, check it out here for a more detailed look: Getting Down To...

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Video: What Is Naturopathic Medicine

DHP’s own Ashok Bhandari talks a little bit about what exactly is Naturopathic Medicine, the training and scope of practice of Naturopathic physicians, and what sort of things an ND may be able to help a patient with. Be sure to also check out our blog post covering the same information here: What Is Naturopathic Medicine?  If you enjoyed this video, be sure to share it with your family, friends, and social circles using the links below! Also, for your convenience, this interview is available as a blog post (here), and as a podcast...

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Getting Down To The Core: Understanding The Structure & Function

We’ve all read them. Read several, and probably glanced over or passed by dozens more. But, did we really get any answers from a single article or post that weren’t contradicted by the preceding or following read? I, for one, have had a very tough time finding a thorough, comprehensive, useful and ACCURATE article that explains to readers what the “core” really is, why it’s important, and how to properly and safely train the “core”. So, since I couldn’t find an article to pass people on to for further information, I’ve decided to write my own. What Is The...

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