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This week on MD for Moms, I interview integrative endocrinologist, yoga instructor and special needs mom Dr. Rashmi Mullur about what it means to take an integrative approach to medical care. Too often we brush off common complaints like fatigue, feeling stressed and worn down, yet these may be indicators of issues such as thyroid dysfunction or potential hormone imbalance. Dr. Mullur explains the various forms of thyroid issues that may plague a person (did you know it isn’t just a matter of hypo- or hyper-thyroidism?), plus she reviews adrenal fatigue and discusses why it is such a debated issue. We cannot and should not solely look to a pill for solutions, and Dr. Mullur points to additional options and helps us with practical and evidence based guidance that can reduce pain, improve overall health and reduce disease burden in chronic illness. This show is for everyone – whether you sometimes feel less vivacious than you’d like, or if you or someone you know lives with chronic pain or illness.
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Dr. Mullur is an Associate Professor of Clinical medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and was recently appointed as t the education director for the UCLA Integrative Medicine collaborative. She is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and integrative medicine and has pioneered several clinical programs using integrative medicine techniques for the management of chronic disease and pain. She is a national leader on the use of integrative medicine for patients with diabetes and hormonal disorders. She has published on the use of experiential learning modules for trainees on the use of integrative medicine, and has written several educational curricula in integrative medicine. Her clinical interests include the use of yoga and mind-body approaches for diabetes, integrative approaches for stress management and fatigue, and the judicious use of herbal and micronutrient supplements in chronic disease.
Dr. Mullur received her medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Mullur then completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at the VA-Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In addition to then completing a research and medical education fellowship, Dr. Mullur sought additional training in both integrative medicine and yoga. She is now board certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine and holds a 200 hour yoga certification and is registered with the international alliance for yoga therapists (IAYT). In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Mullur is part of the DGSOM curricular faculty and chairs a course in endocrinology for first year medical students
When she is not working, Dr. Mullur can be found outdoors enjoying the warm Southern California weather with her husband and three children.