Wellness Category

Parvati Magazine’s Wellness Editor Dr. Karen Ho spoke with neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor about her near-catastrophic stroke, recovery, and resilience. Parvati Magazine: Tell me about your shift in consciousness as a result of your stroke. Jill Taylor: I became so aware that I have two different ways of perceiving the world, what I referred to as the left-brained and right-brained way. I became so aware that every thought, feeling, physiological sensation is the product of the magnificent neurons I have inside my head. When I really acknowledged that, IRead More
In Part 2 of our interview with Byron Katie (Part 1 appeared in last month’s Books column), Parvati Magazine’s Wellness Editor Dr. Karen Ho discusses The Work and Katie’s latest offering, A Mind at Home with Itself. Parvati Magazine: You awoke spontaneously, and The Work was born, this process of intense self-inquiry and the dissolution of the self. Do you believe that you had done anything to precipitate this awakening? Byron Katie: For years I was feeling desperate and suicidal, filled to the brim with self-loathing. Things came to aRead More
Gretchen Rubin is the bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. Parvati Magazine’s Wellness Editor Dr. Karen Ho spoke with Gretchen Rubin about her new book on personalities, The Four Tendencies. This book explores in depth a personality mapping Rubin introduced in Better Than Before, based on how people respond to expectations both from within and from without. Parvati Magazine: How is the Four Tendencies framework different from other personality frameworks? Gretchen Rubin: I think all personality frameworks are fascinating, and each have their own power althoughRead More
This month, Wellness Editor Dr. Karen Ho reviews Dr. Andrew Weil’s latest book, on the question To medicate or not to medicate. Dr. Andrew Weil’s latest offering, Mind Over Meds, is a treatise on the perils of excessive use of certain medications. At a time when there are more classes of drugs than ever before, and when adverse events for the most common medications are well recognized, his call for conscientious use is most timely. Dr. Weil is a Harvard-trained physician who practices integrative medicine. For decades, he has advocatedRead More
Parvati Magazine’s Wellness Editor, Dr. Karen Ho, speaks to Dr. William Davis about his new book Undoctored, a revolution beyond his bestselling Wheat Belly to empower the individual for optimal health. Parvati Magazine: Tell us about the Undoctored method. It sounds pretty radical. Do you really advocate losing one’s doctor? Dr. William Davis: The Undoctored approach evolved over the six-year, worldwide Wheat Belly experience. The original book advocated wheat removal with terrific results, and I have expanded the message to removing all grains and correction of nutritional deficiencies. The result:Read More
Parvati Magazine’s Wellness editor, Dr. Karen Ho, spoke with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, a holistic women’s health psychiatrist about depression and the brain-gut connection. Parvati Magazine: You say that depression is “not about the brain”, and that “mental health is grounded in the whole body health”. Dr. Kelly Brogan: My medical training taught me that depression is a legitimate entity, with certain characteristic patterns, genetic underpinnings and chemical imbalances that need to be managed chronically through medication. After my own health experience with autoimmune illness woke me up to theRead More
Parvati Magazine spoke with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD, a renowned expert on nutritional healing and founder of the Nutritarian Diet about food, disease reversal and his quest to increase nutrition awareness.  Parvati Magazine: What inspired your strong focus in diabetes and heart disease reversal? Joel Fuhrman: Diabetes is an epidemic in our society. It’s not only a leading cause of death, but a leading cause of premature death. Many die from complications of these diseases; they don’t just drop dead suddenly, they suffer significantly with many medical issues years beforeRead More
In this first half of a two-part Parvati Magazine interview, Dr. Karen Ho asks Dr. Deepak Chopra about medicine, interconnection and the cosmos. Parvati Magazine: How can your latest book, You Are the Universe, help people to improve their health and well-being? Dr. Deepak Chopra: By understanding their connection with all that exists they will experience more love, joy, compassion, and equanimity. PMAG: You are still actively practicing and teaching medicine. How has that experience evolved for you as you now reach a wide audience outside the clinical setting? DC:Read More
In her latest book “Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life”, Dr. Christiane Northrup has put together a truly holistic guide to the good life. She brings together medical research with time-honoured wisdom, as well as decades of experience as an obstetrician/gynecologist, to provide a comprehensive approach to living life fully and joyfully. Dr. Northrup has long championed a holistic view of women’s health, one that includes a woman’s life story in her health history. In her latest volume, she continues to embrace the fundamental ideaRead More
Parvati Magazine interviewed Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PhD, about her most recent book “Heal Your Mind, Heal Your Life”, co-authored with Louise Hay. PMAG: Please tell us about your book. MLS: The book is about the five basic emotions: fear, anger, sadness, love and joy; and about cognitive areas: attention, memory and learning as well as intuition. It is about all that has to do with the mind, and how the body’s chemistry influences the mind. In essence, a mood isn’t just affected by say, trauma (such as PTSD),Read More