Episode 48: Restoration with Dr. Melissa Mondala

Episode 48: Restoration with Dr. Melissa Mondala

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed her Family Medicine residency, in addition to a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine, both from Loma Linda University Health. Last year, she served as Preventive Medicine Junior Faculty at Loma Linda University Health, where she worked in a Lifestyle Medicine specialty clinic and inpatient lifestyle medicine service in an acute rehabilitation setting. She served as President (2018-2019) and Secretary (2017-2018) for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Professionals in Training (PiT) Division, now known as the ACLM-Trainees division. She carried out PiT’s mission to expand PiT nationally and globally through Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs), social media campaigns, and personally inspiring a neighboring medical school, Western University, to create a LMIG. She has accelerated the lifestyle medicine movement within academic institutions, social media, community fairs, and podcasts. Dr. Mondala is committed to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s collective efforts to elevate Lifestyle Medicine in the medical, political, and social communities.

Currently, she is in private practice in Newport Beach and is an ACLM Board Member. She is a uniquely engaging motivational speaker that brings evidence based methods to combat chronic disease and uplifts potential barriers through self-empowerment and self-compassion.  

Find out more info on melissamondalamd.com and on Instagram @melissamondala.md

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Episode 47: Renaissance Woman with Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley

Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, with additional fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Her professional interests include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, injuries and conditions of the shoulder and knee, fracture care and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Yen Shipley received her B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent time after her undergraduate training working in the snowboarding industry and event planning, before finding her true passion, medicine. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine, in Philadelphia, where she discovered her love for Orthopaedics. Dr. Yen Shipley completed internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, then completed additional fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. Dr. Yen Shipley is a partner at Multnomah Orthopedic Clinic. In addition to her her clinical practice, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys caring for athletes of all levels, as a team physician for  U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, Multnomah University and Portland Interscholastic League. She has also been involved as a part of the medical team for track and field’s IAAF World Indoor Championships, the University of Richmond and the Virginia Special Olympics. Dr. Yen Shipley is passionate about sharing her path to medicine with others, in particular our next generation of future physicians. She is a mentor and champion for women and diversity in surgical specialties, and brings awareness to this through speaking engagements and an active online presence. She has been a featured contributor on KevinMD.com, called “a must-read blog” by Rebecca Ruiz of Forbes, among multiple other online sources of medical news. In her free time, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, stand up paddleboarding, playing (i.e. learning) tennis, and enjoying the great outdoors and the great food in her adopted hometown of Portland. 

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Episode 46: Ever Evolving with Dr. Lynn Stiff

Lynn Stiff, MD, RD, MS is a dietitian-turned-physician passionate about empowering individuals to make realistic and sustainable diet and lifestyle choices that can prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and is faculty at a local Family Medicine residency program. She recently sat for her Lifestyle Medicine board certification in November and started an Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Lynn takes a holistic approach to health and believes that health is not determined by a number on the scale, but by a collection of behaviors each individual engages in. She is passionate about promoting wellness for patients and health care providers. For more information and education, check out her blog nutritionhealthlife.com, or podcast, Medicine for Life.  

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Episode 45: Unbridled Conviction with Dr. Sirichand Khasla

This week’s episode is special because I’m splitting it up into 2 parts in honor of it being Thanksgiving week. I hope you enjoy this 2 part episode with the lovely and inspiring Dr. Sirichand Khasla! The second part will be available the day after Thanksgiving! Enjoy the break with your family and those loved ones near you.

Dr. Khalsa has had a life-long interest in mindful living as the basis for long term vitality. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The Mayo Clinic in 2005 and is board certified in Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Hospice Medicine. Dr. Khalsa has deepened her studies on health and healing by becoming a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, and participating in a 2-year full-time program on Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque and India. Through these other educational pathways, she has spent many years observing herself and patients in a different light from what was offered in her initial medical training. Serving as both an Integrative Medicine PCP and consultant to other medical practices, she has dedicated time and energy to promoting an increased understanding of the link between long term health and the daily choices we make. She is currently focusing her energy on supporting people to make the shift to intuitively living healthy through hands-on experiences in Phoenix, Az. 

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Episode 44: Nourishing with Dr. Anne Kennard

Dr Anne Kennard is a Board Certified OBGYN, Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, an herbalist, and registered yoga instructor. She also holds a BS in Nutrition Science. She is passionate about women’s health in the body, mind, and spirit. She authored an Amazon bestselling cookbook: “Nourish: An Integrative Medicine Cookbook”, and speaks nationally on topics including women’s integrative medicine, nutrition, and physician wellness. She teaches yoga and culinary medicine for the Mindful Healthcare Collective.

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Episode 43: Just Keep Moving with Dr. Riva Rahl

Dr. Riva Rahl is a 24/7 Platinum physician for Cooper Clinic Platinum direct medicine practice. She received a double Bachelor of Arts at Rice University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Rahl completed her internal medicine internship and residency, and a residency in emergency medicine, serving as Chief Resident for one year, at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine and author of Physical Activity and Health Guidelines (Human Kinetics, 2010).

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Episode 42: Know My Why with Dr. Richa Mittal

Dr. Richa Mittal is the Founder and Medical Director of Radiant Health Weight Loss and Wellness in Frisco, Texas. As an Internist and Diplomate of the Board of Obesity Medicine, she provides weight management and preventive health services. Dr. Mittal offers a unique program using an integrative approach that treats the whole person- combining specialized medical care with customized nutritional guidance, mindset and lifestyle coaching. She is passionate about the importance of creating metabolic resilience through mindset, lifestyle and nutrition. By combining traditional medicine with whole body wellness strategies, she is a proponent of how we can optimize gut health, create weight wellness and reverse and prevent chronic metabolic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. She is a speaker on topics related to metabolic health and whole body wellness and posts regularly to the Radiant Health blog about strategies for preventive health, weight management, nutrition and also shares healthy recipes that she enjoys creating. Dr. Mittal is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and serves as Vice President of the Dallas Obesity Society. She resides in the suburbs of Dallas with her husband and two children. She enjoys yoga, cooking, reading and traveling.

Find her on social media on Facebook and Instagram @richamittalmd; http://www.radianthealthdallas.com; http://www.richamittalmd.com

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Episode 41: Dynamic & Ever Evolving with Dr. Tania Booker

Episode 41: Dynamic & Ever Evolving with Dr. Tania Booker


I am an internist turned wellness MD, marathon runner and blogger in Houston, TX. I started running for stress relief as a medical student in my twenties but when I started racing in my thirties, I became hooked. I’ve completed 2 marathons, 5 half marathons and a ton of 5K and 10K races.

I’ve reached a pivotal point in my career where I am in transition from practicing traditional internal medicine (working in the hospital) to becoming a wellness MD who focuses on using movement, nutrition and meditation to treat common medical conditions as opposed to prescription drugs. 

As I learn more about ways to improve my personal health and well-being, I hope to also help my patients live their healthiest life with fewer medications and physical limitations.
Find out more info on Instagram @doctor.tania and www.moveovermedicine.comAttachments area

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Episode 40: Living My Life without Limits

In her own words:


I am a pediatric allergy & immunology fellow, wife and mom to two amazing girls. After what seems like a lifetime long struggle with my weight, I decided that I was done living a life of limitations imposed by my obesity. Little by little, I changed my lifestyle. I changed my diet, introduced exercise and improved my health. While my journey has not and is not easy, it is so rewarding. My current mantra is “I am worth the effort” 
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