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Integrative Health and Wellness

At The Women’s Choice Health & Wellness, a Integrative Health Center of Staten Island we offer you individualized management approach to balance your hormones without experiencing the negative side effects associated with synthetic treatments. We help you master a balanced diet. It is an ongoing relationship between you and a nutritionist. We help you to gradually change your dietary habits. For more information schedule an appointment with Integrative Medicine specialist, Anita Nischal, MDPA

The Dilemma of The Modern World!

nutrition counseling specialist staten island nycThe clock seems to be ticking backward when it comes to health and medicine. We hailed the discovery of antibiotics and thought we have found the holy grail of health. No matter what the condition, we formulated a medicine for that. But the list of diseases kept getting longer and full of lethal conditions despite the medical ‘breakthroughs’. Now, the doctors discourage the use of medicines and are restoring to the natural ways of treatments. The story does not end here!

The world has seen an affluence of food, the likes of which we have never seen before. Why resort to our ancestral ways of living and eating when we can have everything packed, processed and ready to eat, right? The abundance of food has brought with it a flood of ailments that were previously unknown to us.

Where did we go wrong? The problem perhaps started when we started viewing ‘human beings’ as mere ‘human bodies’. The human body is a complex system, the health of which depends on the body, soul, and mind existing in a perfect balance with one another. If any of these malfunctions, the body loses its ability to function properly and is said to be diseased.

In simple words, if you are suffering from any condition, trying to lose weight or just trying to live and eat healthy, you need to go beyond the everyday fads. Let’s find out your choices if you are trying to live a life full of vigor and free of diseases.

The ‘What’ and ‘How’ of Integrative Health and Wellness

The biggest problem with the modern day science and medicine is that it targets the disease, instead of treating the root cause. Many a time, the roots of a problem are deep and the disease process and its symptoms represent just the tip of an iceberg. Take depression for example, no matter how many anti-depressants you eat, you are not going to get anything out of them until you fix what is ailing your mind.

The everyday science does a reasonable job at controlling the symptoms of a condition. However, this system only provides a temporary solution for the disease to emerge again, in a form that is even more severe than before.

Also, the ‘temporary solution’ is not without consequences. Every day medicines have more side effects than effects- that is a fact! To counteract these side effects, your doctor may prescribe you some more medicines. Are you getting the picture? You eating a handful of pills every day and your health deteriorating rather than getting any better. Do you want to go down that path?

What is Integrative health and wellness?

If you do not want to go down the path of eating medicines then what are your alternatives? You may find the answer if you switch the gears and start thinking out of the box. Once you start thinking that way, you’ll get to see a whole new world of ways of treatment that are not only natural but are scientifically proven to work too. That’s what the integrative health and wellness are all about.

The integrative wellness programs do not disregard the importance of the Western ways of treatment. Rather, they provide a unique blend of the modern as well as time-tested ways of treatments that only help you cope with symptoms but also cater for the complex needs of your physical, mental and psychological being.

This method takes a holistic approach to dealing with a condition. This approach helps augment your self-care skills Moreover, this method aids in triggering your body’s natural immune and healing process, which help you stay away from diseases and recover from them at a much faster rate.

‘How’ this method works?

This method helps develop a harmony between your physical, mental, psychological and social health by making use of:

  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Ways for restoring hormonal imbalance
  • Methods for effective weight loss
  • Individual and group therapy and counseling sessions
  • Yoga and similar exercises
  • Lifestyle modifications

Weight Management and Nutritional Counseling

weight management specialist staten island nycEver since the advent of fast food and sedentary lifestyle getting prevalent, obesity is on the rise. In fact, it has now turned into an epidemic. The protruding love handles do not only make you look unsightly but pose a threat to your health too. Obesity has been linked to countless other conditions like stroke, heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, and what not!

The experts have long thought of weight loss as something simple as ‘calories in and calories out’. The traditional view is that as long as you are burning more calories than you consume, you are going to lose weight. But the reality is a lot different!

You may have all the numbers in your favor and you may be dieting and working out like crazy, but the results are still far from what you expect. The reason for this failure is that we fail to take into account a number of factors that have been brought to light by the most recent research.

While eating right and exercising daily remain the most important tools for losing pounds, you should also look out of other conditions that make losing weight practically impossible. Such conditions include:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Leaky gut
  • Insulin resistance


So what you first need is correct these disorders before you can successfully embark on the journey of weight loss.

As mentioned, eating the right diet represents the cornerstone of losing weight but achieving a good overall health too. But, the problem with diet is that it is quite difficult for you to keep track of what you eat. What adds fuel to the fire are the complex dieting plans available online that are there just to sell their products to you and do little to help.

Remember, you can’t expect to live a healthy life nor achieve an ideal weight if you are not giving your body the right fuel in the form of a balanced diet. Dieting is not the solution. While you may keep track of the diet yourself, it would be better if you take nutritional counseling advice from an expert.

Nutritional counseling helps you with:

  • The Dos and Don’ts of eating
  • Eating habits
  • Creating personalized meal plans
  • Supplement selection


Anita Nischal, MDPA and Staff at The Women’s Choice Health & Wellness strive to provide a holistic health in NYC and individualized care to help you on your journey to a better health and vibrant appearance.

Do you have questions? To receive more information and to learn more, please contact The Women’s Choice Health & Wellness. Would like to schedule an appointment with the top Integrative Medicine & Wellness specialist in Staten Island, NYC, Dr. Nischal, please contact our office.

The Women’s Choice Health & Wellness
Anita Nischal, MDPA
1478 Victory Blvd Ste 2
Staten Island, NY 10301
☎ 718 442-3434