Health fads come and go, and for most of people who dip their toe into the ever-shifting waters of Health Fad Stream, little ever seems to change. Whether people are struggling with weight, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and disease, thyroid conditions, leaky gut, celiac, or any other of a myriad of conditions, real healing and recovery IS possible. Right now, that may sound like a dream that could never come to life. But It is real. I promise. There is just one trick to accomplishing real healing and recovery in your life - it requires real change. And that isn’t easy for anyone.
For this very reason, Dr. Partha Nandi, author, and host of the international syndicated television show, Ask Dr. Nandi, has created the #HealthHero revolution, a groundbreaking and inspiring movement which has already helped thousands of people across the globe improve their health while embracing the power of preventative medicine. For Dr. Nandi, a Health Hero is an individual who sits in the driver’s seat when it comes to their own health and wellbeing. A Health Hero is a person who makes no excuses, who doesn’t surrender to their symptoms or circumstances. It’s an empowered individual whose decision to live a healthy life inspires others!
Dr. Nandi’s passion for healthcare is infectious. From the moment you meet him, you can tell that he truly, truly cares about helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. For him, an essential element of healthcare is treating each and every patient like the unique individual they are.
Dr. Nandi was first exposed to passionate, individualized healthcare when he was diagnosed with rheumatic fever at the age of 6 while living in Calcutta India. Rheumatic fever is a potentially life threatening condition. Partha battle for 10 full days in the hospital before he was finally healthy enough to return home. He spent the next year on bed rest before making a full recovery.
Dr. Nandi says that he would have never made it through this incredibly difficult trial without the support of his father and charismatic and warm Dr. Chandrasekhar, a specialist from Bangalore who took care of Partha while he was in the hospital. This was the first Health Hero that Dr. Nandi encountered in his life. It was an experience he would remember forever.
Today, Dr. Nandi is a practicing gastroenterologist living in Michigan. He is the author of several publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a national speaker, educating physicians on various topics within medicine. He is a patient advocate, emphasizing empathy in patient care and treatment of the entire patient, both body and mind. And most importantly, he is the creator and leader of the #HealthHero Revolution.
For Dr. Nandi, health centers around 5 essential pillars. These “5-Pillars Of Health” embrace the idea that health isn’t just about the body, it’s also about the mind. Further, the pillars are designed in such a way that they support each other, empowering you to live a healthier, more vibrant life. Dr. Nandi believes that by putting each of the 5-pillars into action, anyone can achieve incredible health transformations in their own lives.
Dr. Nandi’s 5-Pillars Of Health Are:
Nutrition: You are what you eat! The food you put in your body doesn’t just fuel your body, it actually becomes part of you. Dr. Nandi speaks to the importance of eating whole, natural, nutritionally dense food to fuel your body and your mind.
Mindfulness: The practice of being mindful is all about being present and aware in your daily life. Mindfulness is a powerful tool for reducing stress and anxiety. Primarily, mindfulness is practiced through meditation.
Purpose: Believe it or not, but living life with a purpose will improve your mental and physical health. The key is finding your purpose. Once you do, you will be filled with drive and motivation at every level in your life.
Tribe: As humans, we are naturally social creatures. Not only do we crave social bonds and interactions, but science has proven that they actually make us healthier and extend our lifespan! Your tribe can be composed of any group of people from your family, to the people you work with, to individuals with which you share a hobby.
Movement: This may come as a surprise, but physical fitness is an important part of health. A very important part! However, there is a reason that this pillar isn’t called “exercise.” Nandi teaches the importance of finding opportunities for movement in daily life, as well as when engaging in activities such a yoga, weight lifting, and cardio.