Bindiya Gandhi, M.D.
Dr. Bindiya Gandhi is an American Board Family Medicine–certified physician who studied family medicine at Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia with a bachelor's of science in biology and psychology in 2004 and her doctor of medicine at American University of Antigua College of Medicine in 2010. She completed an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. She is also currently working on her functional medicine training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Her interests include integrative, holistic, and functional medicine; women's health; preventive medicine; international medicine; and health care reform. She's also a certified yoga instructor and Reiki master. She enjoys writing and educating everyone on important health matters.
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What is your wellness philosophy?
I don't believe anything we do is a quick fix. Having good health and staying healthy is a something we must constantly work towards daily. It's all part of a healthier lifestyle. That means addressing every part of in a very holistic way. You have to incorporate meditation, nutrition, exercise, sleep etc to achieve maximum results. When one of the pillars is off, it will eventually start affecting other parts of the body.
What brought you into wellness?
I have always been curious about wellness but after dealing with my own personal medical issues, I wanted to help patients (as well as myself) learn a healthier lifestyle without drugs and wanted to do it in a more natural way.
What does You. We. All. mean to you?
"You, we, all" encompasses all of us. It reminds me that we are all united and all one. We are all on this journey of wellness and a healthier lifestyle together.
What renews you?
Self-care is super important. I practice what I preach. When life gets challenging, I gravitate inwards and take my own advice. I love to get away for a weekend, read books, get massages and more. Anything to nurture my soul, I will do it.
What’s your best piece of wellness advice?
My philospilhy is do something, even a little, every day. You may not always have time to go to your favorite yoga class, but even doing a few yoga moves at home is perfect. You may not get to meditate 30 minutes twice a day, but even sneaking in five minutes is good for your soul. You may not always eat "perfectly," and that's okay, but eating 80 percent healthier is so much better than nothing.