How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness and the Tools We Have to Fight It

Monica Aggarwal MD
Jyothi Rao MD

Do you struggle with chronic illness, difficulty losing weight, sugar addiction, and feeling stressed and tired all of the time? Are you confused about what to eat and not to eat? Or know which factors contribute to your body becoming irritated and inflamed? Cardiologist Monica Aggarwal and internist Jyothi Rao draw from their own journeys to wellness and their professional experiences to present an in-depth evaluation of the effects of inflammation on chronic disease, along with a revolutionary approach for restoring balance.

Readers will learn how to assess their energy, lifestyle, diet, and mental state, as well as discover their unique physical and emotional triggers, which are often precursors to illness.Switching to a plant-based diet, improving your gut bacteria, increasing movement through yoga or exercise, adopting sleep hygiene practices, staying hydrated, and adopting a few mind-body techniques are easy-to-implement lifestyle habits that offer far-reaching benefits, such as enhanced energy, greater flexibility, better digestion, improved mood, and less or no pain. This knowledge is empowering! Discover how you can become a newer, healthier, more vital you!

MONICA AGGARWAL, MD, is board-certified in cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. She is focused on educating people about the importance of plant-based nutrition and its benefits in treating and potentially reversing chronic illness. 

JYOTHI RAO, MD, an A4M fellow, has worked in clinical practice since 1997. She is board certified in internal medicine as well as in anti-ageing, functional and regenerative medicine. She is also the medical director of Shakthi Health & Wellness Center in Maryland.

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“Super job! [discussing the microbiome and its nuances]”  Alessio Fasano, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Harvard/Mass General Hospital for Children

“As a Paralympic athlete, I have learned what it takes to get to the top by eating right and staying healthy—taking care of my body is my #1 priority. Thanks to Dr. Rao and Dr. Aggarwal for their insights and advice.” Tatyana McFadden, 15X World Champion, Grand Slam Marathon Champion, 3X gold medalist

“Drs. Monica Aggarwal and Jyoti Rao’s book is the reference text for many decades of a life free of disease. They define in depth the essential components of nutrition, the microbiome, hydration, mental tranquility, sleep, exercise, and more. This book will guide you past each pivot point towards enduring wellness.”  Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr, MD,  author of The New York Times best-seller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

“A wonderful book! If you want to capture the best from your mind, follow this fantastic guide about how to treat your body.”  Barbara Oakley, PhD, author of The New York Times science best-seller A Mind for Numbers

The Beet article about a Plant-Based diet and Covid-19
Article by Forks Over Knives on study of Plant-Based diet and heart health review of Body on Fire

Wellness for Life podcast/Radio MD

Veggie Doctor Radio

Healthy Human Revolution podcast

PCRM/The Exam Room

 GoPlantStrong podcast/Rip Esselstyn

iEatGreen podcast

Fresh Air/Medical Monday/Tulsa Public Radio

Yoga is Vegan podcast

SELF Principle podcast



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