A Letter from Integrative Health Program Co-Founder and Co-Director Dr. Alka Gupta
As we settle into 2017, we would like to thank you for helping to create a community focused on prevention, education, and overall well-being.
Here at The Integrative Health Program in New York, we use the most up to date information to help our patients transform and optimize their own health. We work to bring long-known and newly discovered principles of nutrition, psychologic care, mind-body therapies such as meditation and breathwork, and physical practices such as acupuncture and massage therapy to the medical setting.
Currently, chronic diseases are linked to at least 70 percent of our nation’s deaths. Many of these conditions are preventable and reversible with reliable and early education. This effort must begin in childhood, and continue through each stage of life. Emphasizing the basic tenets of healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and emotional well-being can lead to a better quality of life and greater vitality later in life.
Our message of prevention and well-being has been echoed by our current Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former first lady Michelle Obama, and many others responsible for steering our nation’s healthcare system. We will hold this perspective and focus on health as a top priority for our nation’s prosperity in the years and decades to come.
Thank you for making this community and this approach to healthcare possible.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year,
Alka Gupta, Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Integrative Health Program