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Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM has trained in Internal Medicine both in India and the US, and is board certified in Obesity Medicine. His focus area has always been lifestyle diseases, especially obesity. His experience in India made him profoundly interested in the effects of nutrition on health and disease. He researched metabolic syndrome, which is often the outcome of obesity, during his MD in India. Pursuing his passion for obesity management, he is currently researching obesity in elderly in the US. Dr. Sabharwal is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, and is actively involved in its Speaker’s Bureau Committee.

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Meet Your Host

Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D. has trained in Internal Medicine both in India and the US, and is board certified. His focus area has always been lifestyle diseases, especially obesity. His experience in India made him profoundly interested in the effects of nutrition on health and disease. He researched metabolic syndrome, which is often the outcome of obesity, during his MD in India. Pursuing his passion for obesity management, he is currently researching obesity in elderly in the US. Dr. Sabharwal is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, and is involved in its Speaker’s Bureau Committee.

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The biology of obesity is complex. The traditional practice of cutting calories and increasing expenditure, in all its simplicity, gives the illusion of being the obvious approach. It surely may work in the short term, but usually falters in the long run. As we gain new insights and develop new empirics, we move a step closer to cracking this code.

The Decoding Obesity podcast will help you develop a deeper understanding of this disease, develop a healthy relationship with nutrition, promote self-care, and emote a new confidence of “Yes, I can do it!”

decoding obesity business logo

About the Podcast

The biology of obesity is complex. The traditional practice of cutting calories and increasing expenditure, in all its simplicity, gives the illusion of being the obvious approach. It surely may work in the short term, but usually falters in the long run. As we gain new insights and develop new empirics, we move a step closer to cracking this code.

The Decoding Obesity podcast will help you develop a deeper understanding of this disease, develop a healthy relationship with nutrition, promote self-care, and emote a new confidence of “Yes, I can do it!”

Disclaimer: Information provided on this podcast is for educational purposes only and does not constitute/substitute medical advice. Consult your health care professional prior to trying any of the modalities mentioned here.

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  • Episode 26: Male Sexual Health and Obesity October 26, 2020
    Dr. Erin Saltzman discusses sexual health in men as it relates to obesity. Dr. Saltzman is a board-certified Endocrinologist. She is currently in the process of getting her certification in Obesity Medicine as well.
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 25: Getting kids to eat healthy, a personal story - Dr. Melissa Choi October 19, 2020
    Dr. Melissa Choi is a board-certified family medicine and obesity medicine physician. She and her husband reside in Minnesota with their 3 young daughters. She recently started The Mom Plate to help other busy moms with getting kids to eat healthily. While her website is still under construction, you can subscribe to get notified once it […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 24: Female infertility and Obesity October 12, 2020
    I welcome back Dr. Erin Saltzman to discuss the issue of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and female fertility as it relates to obesity. Dr. Saltzman is a board certified Endocrinologist who is passionate about treating patients suffering from obesity and PCOS. 
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 23: Personal Stories- Dr. Angela Fitch October 5, 2020
    Dr. Angela Fitch is board certified in obesity medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. She is currently the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and a faculty at the Harvard Medical School. She currently is serving as Vice President of the Obesity Medicine Association and previously served as Secretary/Treasurer and a trustee. She was […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 22: Mindful eating- What is it? Can it help with weight loss? September 28, 2020
    I discuss the concept of mindfulness in eating with Dr. Michelle Thompson to explore how it can help with weight loss. Dr. Thompson is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Family Medicine. She is a Faculty for the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, is the Chair of Medicine UPMC Horizon, and also a […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 21: Personal Stories- Dr. Maneesha Ahluwalia September 21, 2020
    Dr. Maneesha Ahluwalia is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine physician. After miscarriages and more miscarriages, she was given the simultaneous diagnoses of infertility, overweight, pre-diabetic, insulin resistance, PCOS, hypothyroidism, Vitamin D, and Iron deficiency by her reproductive endocrinologist, and she was determined to get into better health. She […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 20: Do meal replacements actually help with weight loss? September 14, 2020
    What are meal replacement products? Do they work for weight loss, or are they a scam? When can they be helpful? Which ones should you buy?All these and many more questions answered in today's episode with Dr. Angela Fitch.Dr. Angela Fitch is board certified in obesity medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. She is currently the […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 19: Personal Stories- Dr. Hang Tran September 7, 2020
    Dr. Hang Tran is board certified in obesity medicine and family medicine.  She also minored in Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology in college after her "freshman fifteen" experience.  She is a marathon enthusiast and a firm believer in nutrition and fitness to attain wellness and to prevent chronic medical conditions.  She is currently based in Orange […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 18: Meditation and Obesity August 31, 2020
    Meditation has long been purported to have several health benefits. Science is now revealing that it may have a role in the management of obesity as well. I am joined by Dr. Yashoda Bhaskar who is a certified Vipassana meditation teacher to discuss this further. We discuss common questions and doubts people often have about meditation […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM
  • Episode 17: Personal Stories- Marc Summa August 24, 2020
    Marc Summa is a math coach at Mango Elementary School in Seffner, Florida. He is also a founding member of UNICO of Greater Tampa Bay – an Italian-American organization – with a focus on “Service Above Self”.   UNICO fundraises throughout the year to provide scholarship opportunities for graduating High School Seniors of Italian-American heritage. He joins me […]
    Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM

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