Sunil Pai, MD is internationally recognized an expert in Integrative Medicine, a health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico he became Board Certified in Family Medicine. He was one of the first physicians 16 years ago and youngest in the U.S. to become a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil, the “father” of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai also became one of the first Board Certified MD’s in Holistic Integrative Medicine in the U.S.. After his Fellowship training, he then studied with and become certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor. Dr. Pai then went further to enhance his knowledge Ayurvedic Medicine through specialized training at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, and Intensive Yoga Therapies at the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in India. Having trained under the two foremost gurus of natural medicine and mind-body medicine, he then became certified in Functional Medicine, Homotoxicology, and Physiological Regulating Medicine. In addition to mastering the fundamentals of these approaches, he went on to expand his services to patients by becoming certified in Medical Acupuncture and Neuro-Acupuncture through Stanford University School of Medicine and from the world’s expert in Neuro-Acupuncture, Dr. Jason Hao. From working close with Dr. Hao since 2006, Dr. Pai was elected to be the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on teaching physicians neuro-acupuncture which is focused for pain conditions and neurological dysfunction such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and autism. Dr. Pai also specializes in Auriculotherapy, a unique system of ear acupuncture that focuses on treatment of both food and inhalant allergies. In addition to treatment of food allergies, Dr. Pai is provides up-to-date information on diet and lifestyle changes and its role in chronic diseases and cancer. Dr. Pai is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and teaches each patient about the health benefits of eating whole food plant based diets. Sunil Pai, MD is a Deacon of the House of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center located in Albuquerque, an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Santa Fe. As a nonprofit organization, they provide full service health education and Integrative Medicine services with emphasis in indigenous and natural medicines. Part of this approach encompasses the patient’s belief system as an integral part of their health and healing. Sanjevani is also certified by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), as an Educational Alliance Partner for delivering evidence based, clinical plant based nutritional programs. Dr. Pai specializes in custom formulation of dietary supplements including vitamins, minerals, Ayurvedic herbs, medical foods, homeopathics and CBD (cannabidiols) using safe, clinically effective ingredients. He has been a consultant to various nutraceutical companies as well as functional medicine testing companies. Over the past 14 years, Dr. Pai has studied the processing of raw materials from farm to manufacturing and from the bench top research to clinical studies. His interest in the benefits of natural therapies led to the development of Sanjevani nutraceutical products. Dr. Pai has become internationally recognized by his Sanjevani’s flagship product, Bosmeric-SR®, the strongest natural supplement for pain and inflammation support available worldwide. The all-natural, patented ingredients in a unique delivery system provides a bi-layered tablet with an immediate onset of action within 20 minutes and long lasting sustained release over an 8 hour period. Dr. Pai recently released his critically acclaimed book An Inflammation Nation The Definitive 10-step Guide to Preventing, Treating and Reversing All Diseases Through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and cancer. The Forward written by his mentor and teacher Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Pai is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of health conditions. Dr. Pai lectures at national conferences and is actively publishing in in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai is one of a select group of Integrative Medicine physicians in the U.S. and only MD in New Mexico to be published in all 4 editions of David Rakel's Integrative Medicine [Chapter: "Peripheral Neuropathy"] published by Saunders, and in Benjamin Klinger and Roberta Anne Lee's Integrative Medicine: Principles in Practice [Chapter: "Ayurvedic Medicine"] published by McGraw-Hill. Recently he has had two articles published in Cancer Strategies Journal titled “Plant Based Diet and Natural Anti-Inflammatories Help, Prevent and Treat Cancer” and is a recognized leader in cannabinoid medicines with an published article “Cannabinoid Medicine From Industrial Hemp Oil: Another Practical and Legal Cannabidiol (CBD) Alternative.” Dr. Pai will also be assisting in launching a premium CBD line of products which are organic, non-gmo, water soluble formulations (increasing absorption of over 400%) in eco-friendly packaging blended with vitamins, Ayurvedic herbs blended in tinctures, vitamin shots, ice teas and vegan shakes. Do to his success with cancer supportive therapies, Dr. Pai was featured in the acclaimed internet documentary series “The Truth About Cancer: The Quest for the Cures Continues” (2014), “The Truth About Cancer: The Global Quest” (2015) and “The Truth About Cancer Ultimate Live Symposium” (2016). Dr. Pai is known for being a health activist/influencer. He is sought out lecturer for speaking about the hidden truths within the food, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. From this demand of information requested from him, he will soon be releasing a YouTube Channel providing EBR (Evidence Based Reviews) on dietary supplements, food products and common medications that are being heavily marketed to the public on the internet, health food stores and pharmacies. By providing the public with honest and evidence based information on these products, from reviewing the label claims, ingredients and marketing information, Dr. Pai will guide the consumer to distinguish what is fact from fiction. Empowering consumers and patients with education and increasing their consciousness are key elements in helping those achieve optimum health. Dr. Pai consults with cancer clinics in U.S., Mexico, Thailand, India, Costa Rica and China on teaching his integrative medicine chronic disease and cancer supportive protocols. Dr. Pai lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico is also known as the “RocDoc” as his hobbies include playing drums, guitar and music trivia. Other interests include hiking and walking his dog, plant based cooking and yoga.
“the author writes in a simple, straightforward manner, engaging his subject with an enthusiasm and joy that make this book a pleasure to read. A complete and detailed guide to integrative healing methods by a well-known doctor who specializes in alternative tactics to address the inflammation that underlies many chronic health issues.”
– Kirkus Reviews
Pai, a board-certified doctor in family and integrative medicine who has studied with Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra, offers this voluminous compendium of alternative health approaches.
This debut book reflects current and widespread dissatisfaction with Western medicine. Far from attacking standard medicine, however, the author credits it with providing heroic miracle cures in health crisis situations. But in the case of chronic conditions, Western medicine often treats symptoms with a retinue of drugs and surgery while leaving underlying causal conditions untouched. “Conventional medical treatment has classified over two hundred different ‘itis’ conditions, with over a dozen different types of medical specializations that treat these individually and symptomatically,” Pai writes in describing standardized medical care. The “itis” ending in the terms for many ailments refers to inflammation, which covers a wide swath of chronic medical conditions that plague Americans. The author describes in sometimes-sickening detail all the causes of inflammation that abound in what people eat, drink, and breathe. He mentions so-called “Moo Gloo,” a repellent food modifier that utilizes scrap meat in a binding formula to convert cheap cuts into more expensive-seeming meats. Almost nothing Americans encounter to eat or drink remains uncorrupted, according to the author, and that goes for many foods that bear organic labels. The author’s exceptionally detailed investigation leads to but one conclusion: a plant-based diet to avoid inflammatories, appropriate water filtration, and energizing and proper health supplementation all can go a long way to address common chronic health conditions that plague those who suffer from the many “itis” ailments. In this well-researched work, Pai attacks the purity and quality of many supplements on the market today. Through his clinic, House of Sanjevani, he has formulated his own supplements that meet his rigorous standards. The thorough volume provides lots of information, but the author writes in a simple, straightforward manner, engaging his subject with an enthusiasm and joy that make this book a pleasure to read.
A complete and detailed guide to integrative healing methods by a well-known doctor who specializes in alternative tactics to address the inflammation that underlies many chronic health issues.
Pub Date: April 27, 2016
Page count: 448pp
Publisher: RocDoc Publications
Review Posted Online: July 21, 2016
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Integrative Medicine MD, Health activist/influencer
Unexpected skill or talent
Playing drums and guitar
Passion in life
Educate and empower people to achieve optimum health.
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