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{Seminar} @ CDS: 19th December : “Lifestyle is Medicine.”

Mon, 19 Dec 22 @ 3:30 PM -- 4:30 PM

Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Department Seminar

 

SPEAKER     :  Dr. Mythri Shankar, MBBS, MD (USA), IBLM.

TITLE            : “Lifestyle is Medicine.”

Date & Time :  December 19, 2022, 03:30 PM.

Venue              : #102, CDS Seminar Hall.

 

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ABSTRACT

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones — such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system.Key topics:NUTRITION: Food is Medicine. Choose predominantly whole, plant-based foods that are rich in fiber and nutrient dense. Vegetables, fruit, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds. SLEEP: Lack of, or poor-quality sleep can lead to a strained immune system. Identify dietary, environmental and coping behaviors to improve sleep health.EXERCISE: Regular and consistent physical activity that can be maintained on a daily basis throughout life– walking, gardening, pushups and lunges – is an essential piece of the optimal health equation.STRESS: Stress can lead to improved health and productivity–or it can lead to anxiety, depression, obesity, immune dysfunction and more. Helping patients recognize negative stress responses, identify coping mechanisms and reduction techniques leads to improved wellbeing. RELATIONSHIPS: Social connectedness is essential to emotional resiliency. Studies show that isolation is associated with increased mortality. Considering a patient’s home and community environment improves overall health.SUBSTANCE ABUSE: The well-documented dangers of any addictive substance use can increase risk for many cancers and heart disease. Positive behaviors that improve health include cessation of tobacco use and limiting the intake of alcohol.

BIOGRAPHY

– Specialized in Nuclear Medicine: Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Oncology, Theranostics, Radioisotope Therapies and Osteoporosis.– Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician.– Author EASE #1 Amazon bestseller: https://amzn.eu/d/eDLUQ2L– TEDx Speaker : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H57NYSlItb8– Co-Founder-The Green Foundation India.– Creative Head-The Green Hub.– Mother and award-winning organic gardener.– Environmentalist and Health Activist.– Predominantly Vegan.– Culinary Medicine and fitness enthusiast.Dr. Shankar is a nuclear medicine specialist in Bangalore with over 25 years of clinical experience and expertise in her niche field across USA and India. She works in her highly specialized niche of nuclear medicine, spanning nuclear cardiology, nuclear oncology, theranostics, radioisotope therapies and osteoporosis.As a physician, she has always emphasized continued education and the constant pursuit of excellence. What sets her apart is her patient-friendly focus on healthcare delivery, with the belief that every human has a chance at disease reversal or mitigation through a multi-pronged approach that involves, among other things, the right food as medicine.Dr. Shankar received her postgraduate residency graduate training at DVAMC-UCLA (Division of Veteran Affairs, University of California Los Angeles, USA), where she also served as a Chief Resident in her final year of training. She has had extensive training in her specialty from various prestigious institutions, such as UCLA, Cedars Sinai, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, King-Drew University, University of Texas and Harvard Medical School.Her experience has enabled the integration of the most appropriate protocol selection while performing sophisticated radioactive injection procedures. She is reputed for her high standards of technical skills and for her professional style of working as a team member with physicians throughout the community. She was the first person to get a private license to use a rubidium generator in the entire state of California, USA. She is currently the lead consultant in Nuclear Medicine at Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore. She is also actively involved in academic activities and several research projects across many points of interest.

 

Host Faculty: Prof. Phaneendra Kumar Yalavarthy

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Details

Date:
Mon, 19 Dec 22
Time:
3:30 PM -- 4:30 PM
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Venue

Room No: 102 (Seminar Hall of CDS)