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Guita Balakhane, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Office Towers
8631 W. Third St, Ste 815-E
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic Medicine is a quest for optimal health by way of natural solutions accounting for the body, mind, and spirit.
Are Holistic Doctors "Real" Doctors?
Although some holistic healers are not Medical Doctors, Guita Balakhane is accomplished in both disciplines. Dr. Balakhane received her Bachelor of art degree from Yeshiva University afterwards she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
She completed her 3 years of specialty in internal medicine and 2 years subspecialty in Nephrology and hypertension at UCLA Medical Center. She founded the Center for Internal Medicine and Nephrology Medical Group in 1992 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
What are the benefits Of Plant-Based?
There are immense health benefits of a plant-based diet. Below are a few of many:
- Immune Health – “Plants give your body what it needs to help fight off infection,” says Andrea Murray, MD Anderson health education specialist. “A plant-based diet strengthens your immune system to protect you against germs and microorganisms.”
- High In Fiber – Eating a plant-based diet improves the health of your gut so you are better able to absorb the nutrients from foods that support your immune system and reduce inflammation.
- Longevity – a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains—and low in sugar, salt, and processed meats—may promote healthy cellular aging, according to a 2018 study of women in the American Journal of Epidemiology. This is important for avoiding chronic health conditions that become more common as we age.