Plant-based focus

April 18, 2019

Better nutrition, better health
As a Plant-based Endocrinologist, Dr. Alvi believes the more plant-based foods you eat, the better your health will be. Upgrading your body’s fuel with the right proteins, essential fats, complex carbohydrates, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals helps you prevent chronic disease and function at your mental and physical best.

Dr. Alvi guides her patients on eating more vegetables, fruits and fiber-rich foods while cutting back on processed foods filled with fats, sugar and salt. She emphasizes a balanced diet that works for you – no extremes, no gimmicks, no fads. Just a common-sense approach to eating with nutrition top-of-mind.

Improved nutrition helps prevent chronic disease. It also helps you maintain a healthy weight, combat aging and improve your immune system. Simple changes to plant-based foods can also save you the health care costs of chronic conditions that poor diet accelerates.

The connection between better nutrition and better health is well documented. Some examples:

  • After 18 weeks participants following a low-fat plant-based diet lost an average of 9.48 pounds, dropped 13 points off their LDL cholesterol score and lowered their biochemical markers for Type 2 diabetes. [The GEICO Study, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2012]
  • A study at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio found a plant-based diet without “dairy, fish meat and added oil” reduced coronary artery disease symptoms in 94% of patients and reversed the disease in 22%. [The Journal of Family Practice, 2014]

A physician who believes in the power of both evidence-based conventional and lifestyle medical approaches to prevent, manage and treat endocrine conditions. She aspires to help patients actively pursue better health.

Her practice is based on conventional evidence-based medicine. An Endocrinology Specialist, she is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

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