Taz Bhatia, M.D., is a board-certified physician and professor at Emory University who specializes in integrating mainstream medicine with holistic practices. To learn more, check out her NEW mindbodygreen class, The Doctor's Guide to Hormonal Imbalance.
My food is my fuel — one misstep, one too many indulgences or forgotten meals, and I am not myself. My days are busy, and to stay sharp, focused, and energetic, food really is my medicine and my responsibility. So most of the time, I take it pretty seriously.
My health challenges began with hormonal irregularities and hair loss — and they really ended once I understood that gluten was affecting my thyroid, which in turn was affecting my hormones. Going gluten-free was profound in the effect it had on my health. And so, much of what I eat in a day focuses on staying gluten-free and keeping my blood sugar stable.
Here's what a typical day of eating looks like: