Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD, is a doctor of family and integrative medicine at Upstate who often advises patients to “brighten up your life by getting back to the basics.”
What does he mean by that?
- Start by accepting yourself for who you are, imperfect and flawed, as we all are, while being a one-of-a-kind original.
2. Forgive yourself if you have not always been your best to yourself.
— Nutrition: Eat healthy, whole foods.
— Exercise: Make it a daily appointment.
— Stress management: Focus on the things you can take care of in your life…breathe…and let go of the rest.
— Spiritual wellness: Appreciate that you have today to create a peaceful life, and then start creating it.
4. Invite things and people into your life that will add to your joy.
This article appears in the summer 2017 issue of Upstate Health magazine. Hear two podcasts/radio interviews with Nanavati, one where he explains the importance of contentment and inner peace to good health and another where he discusses the four pillars of wellness.