Fish oil linked to Alzheimer’s prevention

posted Dec 8, 2014, 1:17 PM by Dr. Sushma Bahl   [ updated Jul 6, 2015, 5:57 PM by Admin Account ]

Like any other disease process, Alzheimer’s is just that – a process; conditions are most likely set into motion years before overt symptoms occur. Researchers are gathering evidence that suggest there is a link between restoring fatty acids and Alzheimer's prevention.

Controlled studies have revealed that patients with Alzheimer’s disease often show key deficiencies of
fatty acids, and restoring fatty acids to optimal levels improves many of the debilitating symptoms of the disease, including: mood swings, sleep problems, and short-term memory loss.

Scientists have recently added to this body of knowledge, reporting they
have discovered how fatty acids found in fish oil help protect the human brain from the type of cognitive
decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Day or Night Cream?

posted Oct 20, 2014, 4:37 PM by Admin Account

Do I need both?


I specialize in anti-aging medicine,  and the answer is “Yes.” No matter what your age, you should use a day cream AND a night cream.  Day creams include anti-oxidants to protect your skin from the environment and the damaging effects of the sun.  (i.e., age spots, discolorations, hyperpigmentation, etc.) Night time is when your body restores it’s functions and regenerates new cells. However, any cream is useless if it doesn’t have medical grade ingredients that are in the right concentrations.  Go to the newsletter archive at to read more about the list of powerful ingredients that should be included in your day and night cream. 

Scuppernong Fruit Facts

posted Jul 24, 2014, 2:23 PM by Admin Account

It’s North Carolina’s state fruit, it tastes delicious, and it’s an emerging nutrition superstar. Native to North Carolina, the scuppernong, and

other muscadine grapes, are found in the southeastern United States, the wilds of Delaware, the Gulf of Mexico and as far west as Texas.  Grown in the backyards of many North Carolina homes, and as reported in a special Carolina edition of M.D. News, muscadine grapes are among the richest sources of antioxidants found in nature, and they are a leading food source for a potent cancer-fighting substance called resveratrol.

A theory about why resveratrol is protective in humans and animals is that our genes

respond to plant defensive chemicals in a beneficial way.  This is thought to be because plantings of native muscadine grapes, also known as scuppernongs, are relatively

pest resistant and thrive in the hot, sandy conditions of the coastal

region. The coastal climate necessitates resistance to disease, viruses,

bacteria, pests and mold. The plant’s adaptation to these conditions

has developed unique properties that have significant health benefits

for those who consume the muscadine grape.

Muscadine grapes are fat free, high in fiber and they are high in

antioxidants, especially ellagic acid and resveratrol. Ellagic acid has

demonstrated anticarcinogenic properties in the colon, lungs and

liver of mice. Resveratrol is also reported to lower cholesterol levels and

the risk of coronary heart disease.

So whether you have a glass of red wine with dinner, or snack on a “scuppernong” between meals, remember – the muscadine grape has benefits that will help you live a healthier, leaner and longer life. To your health!

Look Young Forever

posted Nov 21, 2013, 9:14 AM by Admin Account   [ updated Nov 21, 2013, 9:42 AM ]

5 Daily Habits to Get (and keep!) a Youthful Complexion!!!!

Although we all know aging is just a natural process we all have to face, how do we know if our skin is aging at the right pace, or if it is aging prematurely. There are many daily habits that can cause extreme damage to your skin - accidentally adding years to your face.  Here is the list of everyday mistakes that could be causing wrinkles, fine lines and puffy sagging skin.

1.    Never sip through a straw: the puckering motion can lead to vertical lines around the mouth.

2.    Ditch the latte for hot cocoa: Cocoa contains high levels of two skin-improving flavanols that protect skin from damage; improve circulation to skin cells; increase hydration and make the skin look and feel smoother.


3.    Enhance your eyelashes: Please don’t ignore your lashes just because it’s too much trouble to put on eye make-up! Your eyes are the number one indicator of your age, and as you age, the eye lashes become thinner and sparser. 


4.    Blush is a must: Blush is a great way to brighten your complexion and offer a subtle lift.


5.    Less is more with your foundation: Try to use foundation sparingly, and only apply it where it is needed. 


There are many solutions for wrinkles, sagging skin, and an uneven complexion, such as Botox, fillers, stem cell infusion and rejuvenating peels. Maintaining your youthful look at any age is possible today by using these tools.

Stay beautiful.

Dr. Bahl


posted Sep 25, 2013, 10:42 AM by Admin Account   [ updated Sep 26, 2013, 12:30 PM ]


 Let’s start with nutrition. Diet is the foundation of health. Eat wholesome, organic and fresh food including seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Never skip breakfast. Have a plentiful breakfast, medium size lunch and light dinner. Eat three meals and two snacks a day two to three hours apart. Each meal and snack should be balanced with complex carbohydrates, quality proteins and Healthy fats. Avoid Saturated and trans fats and consume MUFA’s (Monounsaturated Fatty Acids) and PUFA’s (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids)




The Top Ten Monounsaturated fats are found in natural foods such as:


·         Red meat

·         Whole milk products

·         Nuts

·         High fat fruits such as olives and avocados

·         Olive oil

·         Sunflower oil (the high oleic variety)

·         Canola oil and

·         Cashews

·         Whole Wheat




There are two main types of PUFA’s — omega-3’s and omega 6’s :


Omega - 3’s

·         Fatty fish

·         Shellfish

·         Liver and in some seeds like


·         Flax

·         Nuts

·         Legumes, and also in

·         Properly-raised animal products

.Remember to chew your food 30 times each mouthful to stimulate digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid.



 Free radicals cause damage to the cells, forcing the aging process into an accelerated pace. Smoking, air pollution, and the sunlight stimulate free radical damage to the skin. Vitamin C is recognized for its strong antioxidant and photo protective properties. Foods rich in Vitamin C can boost your levels and keep your skin healthy.

Here is the list of ten foods rich in vitamin C in chronological order of density:

   Green and Red Chili Peppers

Bell Peppers
·       Fresh herbs (Thymes and Parsley)
Dark green Leafy Veggies (Kale, Mustard Greens, Garden Cress)
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts
Kiwi Fruits
Oranges ·

 In order to protect the outer layer of skin from aging, medical grade topical vitamin C is essential for daily skin care program.


                         ENJOY HEALTHY MEALS AND AGE GRACEFULLY!!!!!!!


posted Jul 31, 2013, 11:09 AM by Admin Account   [ updated Jul 31, 2013, 11:11 AM ]

During my practice as a functional medicine physician, I have come across many patients who have been trying to lose weight or maintain weight by eating right and exercising. In spite of their best efforts, they have been unsuccessful. It is true that the right amount of - and proportion - of calories and exercise is a very important factor in weight management, but hormone imbalance plays a major role.
HORMONES are chemical messengers who DICTATE every aspect of weight loss. There are several different hormones that work in harmony to maintain our health, vitality and optimal weight. Lack of these hormones has several adverse effects on the body.  

Every patient has unique needs for calorie requirements, nutritional supplements, exercise, detoxification, hormone balancing, and stress management. This uniqueness is identified via consultation with an integrative medicine physician who is experienced at using bioidentical hormones to balance their various body systems.  Numerous patients have achieved PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS, optimal health and vitality by balancing their hormones, and you can too!  TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, and have a happy and healthy summer.

Spring Cleaning Your Body

posted Mar 28, 2013, 1:12 PM by Admin Account   [ updated Mar 31, 2013, 9:35 AM ]

Spring is here!!! We have lots of day light to enjoy!! Now is the time to travel, go to the beach and relish barbeques with family and friends. In order to keep your skin healthy make sure you:
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Eat plenty of super veggies (aka cruciferous veggies- like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and bok choy) and green leafy veggies to detox 
  • Eat plenty of different colored fruits, rich in flavonoid’s, to protect you from free radicals. The free radicals are the cause of aging and age related diseases.
  • Take adequate amount of medical grade omega 3 to suppress inflammation. That will keep your cell walls healthy for optimal nutritional exchange and give you a healthy glow.
  • Protect your skin with medical grade SPF 30 sunblock to avoid sun damage and wrinkles.

Please check out this link on Dr. Oz-Approved 10 Detox foods:

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!

HCG Weight Loss

posted Mar 15, 2013, 3:36 PM by Admin Account   [ updated Mar 31, 2013, 9:34 AM ]

This is the beginning of 2013 and we all want to start working to achieve vibrant health and beautiful skin. Dr. Oz aired a show on HCG Weight Loss on 2/6/13. It featured about 20 women who successfully lost 20-40 pounds. They didn't have food cravings because HCG suppresses hunger very effectively. They kept their weight off for 6 months to 2 years because HCG only works on the fat cells and spares muscle cells. So the weight loss is PERMANENT and your metabolism is faster. Maintaining a healthy weight is the CORE of good health so I highly recommend HCG Weight Loss. Click the link below to see Dr. Oz show about HCG.

Beauty is inside out. Healthy eating, plenty of water, moderate exercise and adequate sleep is essential for healthy skin. Daily regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and rejuvenating with MEDICAL GRADE skin care products that will keep your skin vibrant. I also recommend medical grade Rejuvenating facial peel every month to achieve the optimal results!!!

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