Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, an author and professor of medicine and faculty dean for continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, will speak on “Success Unprecedented: Unleash the Power of the Mind to Realize Your Full Potential” during the upcoming Indian and South Asian Health Expo on April 27 at the Marriott Hotel in Newton, Mass.
“The power of mind to lead the healing process in the body has been known since ancient times. Modern medicine is now increasingly recognizing this vital fact,” said Dr. Manju Sheth, president of Indian Medical Association of New England. “So, we are really honored to have Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, a leading expert in this field, give us a talk on this important topic, especially as some studies have shown that mental stress contributes in some form to up to 70 percent of visits to doctor’s offices in this country.”
Dr. Chopra, who has more than 120 publications and five books to his credit, will define success, underline the importance of goal setting, life-long goals, monthly goals and weekly goals, how to prioritize and a weekly exercise called “WINS.” “In order to have real success, there has to be a balance — one has to have success in multiple facets of life — Professional, Personal, Family, Financial, Physical, Social and Spiritual,” said Dr. Chopra.
Organized by IMANE and INDIA New England News, the day-long free Health Expo will bring the area’s major hospitals and health care providers together with the Asian Indian and South Asian communities in New England.
In addition to serving as professor of medicine and faculty dean for continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chopra is a senior consultant in hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He is also the editor-in-chief of the hepatology section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by 600,000 physicians in 149 countries. In addition, Dr. Chopra has been bestowed many awards, including the George W. Thorn Award — 1985, the Robert S. Stone Award — 1995, and American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award — 2003.
In 2009, Dr. Chopra was also elected as a “Master of the American College of Physicians,” a singular honor bestowed to only a select few individuals for being “citizen physicians, educational innovators, scientific thinkers and humanists who inspire those around him or her and sets the standards for quality in medicine.” In 2012, Dr. Chopra received Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.”
Dr. Chopra serves as the course director of several CME courses including seven annual Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care (PriMed). Each conference is attended by 4,000 to 8,000 clinicians. Dr. Chopra’s recent book, “Dr. Chopra Says: Medical Facts and Myths Everyone Should Know,” co-authored with Dr. Alan Lotvin, was published in January 2011. It has received wide acclaim and has been translated into multiple languages. The paperback version of the above book, “Live Better, Live Longer: The New Studies That Reveal What’s Really Good and Bad for Your Health,” was published in March 2012. His book, “Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of all Great Leaders” was published by St. Martins Press in May 2012. It has received singular advanced praise by many leaders in the United States and abroad.
The Health Expo is supported by the India Society of Worcester, Indian Americans of Lexington, Vision Aid, Ekal Vidyalay, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Association of Pakistani Physicians of New England, Indian American Forum for Political Education, Saheli Boston, the United India Association, the India Association of New Hampshire, the Gujrati Association of New England, the Indian Association of Greater Boston, New England Hindi Manch, LearnQuest Academy of Music and NetSAP Boston.
Health Tips of the Week
Here are some health tips from readers of the Health Expo event page on Facebook. Neither IMANE nor INE are responsible for these tips. Please consult your doctor.
Submitted by Anu Chitrapu:
A Twist on the Traditional Dosa: Take 1 cup of Moong Flour (this is available in the Indian grocery store), add 1/4 cup of rice flour to this. Add enough water to make the mixture look like dosa batter. Finely chop some fresh kale, making sure to first remove the spine. Grate 1 medium sized carrot, grate 1 sq. inch of ginger, chop up 2 green chilies and grate half a radish (optional). Take the chopped leaves, green chilies and grated vegetables and mix it into the dosa batter. Add the desired amount of salt (low please!)
Heat a flat pan, add a few drops of cooking oil and then with a deep ladle pour the batter on the center of the pan and spread outwards. Since this batter has vegetables in it, take care while spreading as it will not spread as easily as a regular dosa. Add a few drops of oil around the dosa. Cover the dosa with a lid (I use the lid from one of my non-stick vessels). After 30 seconds take off the lid and turn the dosa over carefully. Cook for another minute uncovered and your kale, moong dosa is ready.
This dish does not need anything on the side as it already contains everything. For adults, I serve this with some traditional South-Indian podi (a powder that accompanies dosas).
Submitted by Ruma Neogy
Spinach Sauté: Use frozen spinach; add panch foron or kalonji (onion seed) only if you don’t have panch foron in hot oil; also add red chili broken into pieces; then add the defrosted frozen spinach from the box; stir fry in high flame so that the water from the spinach gets dry and the greens get cooked add salt as needed; that’s it
Aloo Posto: Add diced potatoes in hot oil sauté them for 5 minutes with salt as needed. pour the blended poppy seed paste and sauté in high flame for 10 minutes. Add a little water if needed as the dish will be a little liquid; lower the flame and cover and simmer it for at least 20 minutes.