by Susan Payrovi, our Doctor of the Month. Gratitude has a powerful impact on our mental, emotional, and physical health. Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation for things outside of ourselves. It is an acknowledgment of the goodness that exists around us and allows us to connect to our world on a grander scale. […]
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Is Organic Worth the Extra Cost?
by Susan Payrovi, our Doctor of the Month.
The reality is that it is impossible to ensure any food is 100% organic. Because contamination from soil, air, and water are unavoidable. However, organic is still a healthier option than conventionally grown food. Pesticides are used on conventional crops. Are deliberately designed to be toxic to pests. Unfortunately, they are also harmful to human health. Pesticides have been implicated in learning disabilities and behavioral problems. They are also known as “endocrine disruptors”, meaning they interfere. With hormone function, such as thyroid and testosterone. This is especially problematic for children, who have smaller bodies and rapidly growing brains. Read more about Is Organic Worth the Extra Cost? …
Doctor of the Month
Dr. Payrovi is a physician practicing Integrative and Functional Medicine at Stanford’s Center for Integrative Medicine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. And Molecular Genetics at UCLA and completed her medical education at UC San Diego in 2003. She completed a residency in Anesthesiology at USC in 2007. Dr. Payrovi is board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice, and Palliative Medicine. As well as Integrative Medicine. She has additional training in Functional Medicine and acupuncture.