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Our mission at Shakthi Health & Wellness Center is to promote a personalized integrative approach for each individual to optimize their health and vitality.

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Artificial Sweeteners and Increased Risk of Diabetes

A new study published this week in Nature has concluded that artificial sweeteners of all varieties can in certain individuals induce glucose intolerance in the human body and ultimately  hasten the development of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Research shows that both the composition and function of Gut Microbiota   is directly affected by the consumption [...]

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Since ancient times, it has been said that drinking green tea brings a sense of calmness. The substance responsible for inducing this feeling of relaxation is theanine. It is an amino acid found in the leaf of the tea plant; Camillia sinensis and is the main component for the exotic taste of ‘green’ tea. Research [...]

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Low Carb Diets May Be Better For Protecting Against Heart Disease than Low –Fat Diets

This week a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at the role of lowering cardiovascular risk markers in the blood by either a low carbohydrate diet or a low fat diet.  It looked at a group of obese patients (BMI > 30) who did not have any known cardiovascular disease and placed [...]

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At Shakthi Health & Wellness, we offer a wide range of holistic therapies that include the mind and body. Our experienced physicians and skilled staff can treat illnesses, back and neck pain conditions and promote healing. We provide encouragement and counseling for healthy lifestyles, and provide services that promote the well-being of our patients and patrons.

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Dr.rao-photoDr. Sudhir Rao, MD, ABAAHP, has obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Dr. Rao and his staff pride themselves on treating each and every patient with the same respect and care they would for their own family. They realize and stress that each patient deserves the time and care to express their individual concerns, which demand a truly individualized treatment. Each and every patient shall be granted the appropriate amount of time to be evaluated and given ample time to discuss the treatment paradigm. The goal remains to treat everyone who enters through the doors as family.




22-9796Dr. Jyothi Rao, MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM, has been practicing medicine for the past 16 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. In the past, she has practiced at North Shore Internal Medicine in Long Island, Potomac Physicians Maryland and most recently at Crossroads Medical Center in Ellicott City, Maryland. In this last position, Dr. Rao managed a panel of over 2000 patients..







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