News & Events
- Mark your calendar now for Dr. Jani’s 2018 integrative health talks December 8, 2017
Cleanse Body and Soul: The Art of Detox
Toxic relief provided by Uday Jani, MD as he provides a new look at natural methods for detoxing the body. You’ll find out how eating the right foods and nutrients can help shed the 219+ toxic chemicals that most people harbor in their body at any given time. Give yourself a fresh start by detoxing the liver, allowing it to rejuvenate itself and restore wellness and vitality to your life.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
It’s All About You: What Does Personalized Medicine Look Like in 2018?
Find out why ‘one pill fits all’ is no longer an option for today’s advanced physicians and their patients. Join Uday Jani, MD, as he explores the individualized approach to medical care, from cutting-edge genomic testing to ancient techniques like acupuncture. He explains the newest thinking surrounding the mind-body connection and how patients benefit from a deeply personalized approach that takes into account all aspects of their health and lifestyle.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Both talks start at 3 pm, and will be held at Lewes Public Library.
- Thank you for attending our HEAL-ing follow up discussion December 5, 2017
More than 150 members of the community explored the self-healing concepts presented by Dr. Uday Jani and Dr. Krista Griffin at a follow up to HEAL, the documentary.
Thank you for joining us!
- In the News: Dr. Uday Jani presents a HEAL-ing Follow-up Discussion 11/29/17 November 27, 2017
To RSVP, click here.
- Dr. Uday Jani is In the News: HEAL event draws hundreds of community members November 16, 2017
The Delaware premiere of the powerful documentary HEAL engaged the community fully, attracting more than 500 people to three sold-out showings, according to the Cape-Gazette. As part of the panel of experts leading the interactive Q&As at each showing, Dr. Jani offered insights on setting the stage for healing to take place through mindfulness, daily gratitude and spiritual awareness.
Read more about it by clicking here Heal-CapeGazette
Make plans to join us at the HEAL-ing follow up discussion Wednesday, Nov. 29…free and open to the community at Lewes Library, starting at 6 pm.
- Thank you for joining us at “The Inside View” library talks on gut health November 16, 2017
Many thanks to all who took time out of their busy week to attend our presentation on gut health at Lewes Library. We had a standing room only crowd of 120+!
Please click here for a copy of Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods_v2.
Missed last night’s presentation? A second presentation will take place tonight at 6 pm at Milton Library.
- In the News: Dr. Jani presents The Inside View on Gut Health and the Brain, Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 November 14, 2017
Join Uday Jani, MD at a special community presentation: The Inside View: Understanding How Microbiome and Gut Health Impacts Our Brain
As reported in the Cape-Gazette, Dr. Jani will explore the vital connection between brain health and the microorganisms that are continually forming in the intestine, and explain how incorporating more probiotics into the diet can help you better handle stress, improve mood, and allay anxiety and depression.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Lewes Public Library
6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at Milton Public Library
To read the article in its entirety, click here: Cape Gazette
- A HEAL-ing Follow up Discussion 11/29/17 November 10, 2017
Wednesday November 29th 6:00-7:30pm
A HEAL-ing follow up
If you’re interested in learning how to apply some of the concepts explored in the recent HEAL documentary into your own spiritual journey, please join me at the Lewes Library for a follow up presentation with Dr. Krista Griffin.
The event is free, but space is limited…RSVP here to reserve your spot.
- Celebrate Veterans Day with Shore View Medical November 10, 2017
Celebrate Veterans Day with Shore View Medical at a special event honoring those who served
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 pm
Beacon Middle School
19483 John J Williams Hwy, Lewes
- Thank you for joining us at HEAL November 4, 2017
Note: Follow up discussion planned for Wednesday, Nov. 29 – check back here for details in the next week.
My thanks to all who joined us for the Delaware premiere of the empowering documentary HEAL at Lefty’s Alley & Eats on Thursday, Nov. 2. The energy in the room at all three showings was palpable! It was deeply gratifying to see more than 550 people so open to learning about the healing power within us all, and asking Dr. Krista Griffin, Transcendental Meditation Master Kim Bemis and I insightful questions about alternative therapies and integrative medicine during the discussion that followed.
Please click here for a copy of the “Ten Keys to Happiness” handout from our HEALing event. Jani_10 Keys Flyer
Many asked to see vital information that went by very quickly in the movie. It is my pleasure to share it with you below:
9 Ways To to a Miraculous Recovery
- Radically changing your diet
- Taking control of your health
- Following your intuition
- Using herbs and supplements
- Releasing suppressed emotions
- Increasing positive emotions
- Embracing social support
- Deepening your spiritual connection
- Have a strong reason for living
Others were moved to ask how to start their spiritual journey. There are numerous paths to choose and whether you start with journaling, meditation, yoga or simply forgiveness, trust that your journey will continue to evolve and bring you joy.
Make plans to join us on Nov. 29 for a follow-up discussion including healing techniques you’ll be able to practice at home. I look forward to re-connecting with you all.
Uday Jani, MD
- A HEALing event…mark your calendars for the Delaware premiere of HEAL, Nov. 2, with discussion led by Uday Jani, MD and Dr. Krista Griffin to follow October 18, 2017
Please join us at the exciting Nov. 2 premiere of HEAL, a documentary that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, the human body can heal itself. HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists, including Dr. Deepak Chopra, but follows real people on actual high stakes healing journeys. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the extraordinary healer within us all. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/s5Hpm-6Inxc
Following the film, Uday Jani, MD will be participating in an interactive Q&A session with Dr. Krista Griffin, chiropractor and co-founder of Minds Over Matter (a Lewes-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering individuals through mindfulness education).
Thursday, Nov. 2
Beginning at 5:30 pm
At Lefty’s Alley & Eats
36450 Plaza Drive, Lewes
Purchase tickets from Event Brite: HEALeventtickets
- Join Dr. Jani and Team at Rehoboth Beach’s First Interactive Day of Wellness, Sunday October 22 October 18, 2017
Stay Active, Stay Well…Learn how at Rehoboth Beach’s First Interactive Day of Wellness, October 22. Join us for a 5Kwalk/run at 9 am at The Greene Turtle, followed by a series of complimentary, informative presentations. Make plans to attend a 2-hour talk by Uday Jani, MD, licensed acupuncturist Denise Demback, and certified massage therapist Sheri Jones, starting at 11 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Fire Hall. They’ll share the latest insights on:
- Nutritional fuel – healthy eating to nourish and fuel the active body
- The herbal solution – natural, herbal remedies to heal and relieve pain
- Gua Sha – an ancient Chinese therapy used to successfully treat today’s sports injuries
- Massage for athletes – high performance flexibility and injury prevention
To register for the race, click here: http://www.races2run.com/events/race-4-rehoboth/
- In the News…Dr. Jani Explores Natural Methods of Pain Relief at Community Talks October 18, 2017
Instead of reaching for a prescription or over the counter pill to relieve pain, Dr. Jani says there are better, more natural solutions. In recent talks, he offered alternatives – foods, herbs and supplements – which have proven extraordinarily effective for managing chronic inflammation and pain. To read the article in the Cape Gazette, click here:
- A Hands-On Effort to Feed the Hungry September 26, 2017
Many hands make light work.- John Heywood, 16th century writer
The 50 volunteers at the Sept. 24 Rise Against Hunger event proved the truth of this age-old adage, as they assembled and packaged 10,152 meals in a record time of just 70 minutes. The numbers pack a powerful impact: the highly nutritious meals will be distributed to feed the hungry in the Delaware community, in Houston and Florida as part of the ongoing relief efforts for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and to support school feeding programs worldwide. Sponsored by Uday Jani, MD and RISE Fitness, the unique community event represented a very tangible way to make a difference.
From the start, it was sleeves up and hair nets on for the 17 Shore View Personal Care patients who worked alongside Dr. Jani, his staff and family, and volunteers from RISE Fitness. All contributed both money and time to ensure swift packaging of the dehydrated meals, which contain rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-transport form.
“We all look at images of people in need of the basics most of us take for granted – nutritious meals, water, shelter – and feel saddened and overwhelmed,” said Dr. Jani. “The Rise Against Hunger initiative gave us a chance to come together as a community in a hands-on effort that required more than a simple monetary donation…the food we packed literally went directly from our helping hands to feed thousands of hungry mouths. I am grateful to all who helped us provide this life-changing aid to those who need it most.”
- Spirituality Matters: Dr. Jani Connects, Guides and Inspires at Community Talks September 26, 2017
In this time of multiple natural disasters, it may be difficult to envision how to alleviate the human suffering that results. A long-time proponent of holistic care, Dr. Uday Jani delivered a profound message at his recent talks at Milton and Lewes libraries on the topic, encouraging attendees to embrace a spiritual lifestyle.
“Crisis and pain occur in everyone’s lives, but how you deal with it makes all the difference between thriving and merely surviving, and between wellness and illness,” said Dr. Jani. “People who consciously set out to build their spiritual strength are able to dig deep within their souls and realize that while pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”
The community responded with passion and gratitude, expressing their appreciation with notes that included comments such as:
“I want to thank you so much for the talk…it was good to be reminded of things I believe in, see things in a different way and be touched by things that I am ready to hear and embrace now in my life.”
“Thank you for starting the conversation of spirituality in our community. It was wonderful to feel the energy in the room. I look forward to continue to connect.”
“I am deeply moved that so many people felt the connection, which is the essence of spirituality, whether it’s to a higher power or to others in your community,” said Dr. Jani.
Starting a spiritual journey is not easy, he noted.“It takes some work and literal soul searching to begin, requiring an active posture, and a willingness to accept that your journey must be your own.” The rewards, however, are immeasurable. “A strong spiritual foundation can help people overcome feelings of helplessness, regain a sense of control and restore meaning and order even in the most difficult life situations,” said Dr. Jani.
- The coast is clearer…thanks to your help September 19, 2017
Dr. Jani and his hard-working team of family, staff and patients rolled up their sleeves and joined the 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 16, helping to keep the 97 miles of Delaware’s magnificent coastline free of litter. Stationed at Rehoboth Beach, the Shore View Medical team spent the morning bagging trash along the coastline, river and ocean shorelines. Many thanks to those who volunteered their time and effort to this outstanding community event.
- At the Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market…Planting the Seeds of Wellness with Dr. Jani September 11, 2017
Surrounded by fall’s bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits on a picture-perfect day, Dr. Jani educated and engaged attendees with fresh insights on everything from the relaxing qualities of essential oils to the nutritional and healing power of mushrooms. Below are pictures of some of the day’s highlights…click here to download the special Farmers Market informational handout. farmers market flyer.docx
- Dr. Uday Jani to discuss natural healing powers of food Sept. 10 September 8, 2017
Health and wellness will be in full bloom at Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market
Integrative medicine physician Uday Jani, MD, will give a special presentation at the Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market set for noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10. He will provide fresh insights on a variety of topics, from the antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils to the nutritional and healing power of produce, particularly the organically grown variety.
- Screening Time: Dr. Uday Jani Leads Community Discussion After “Fed Up” Documentary July 12, 2017
Dr. Jani offered insights and led a lively discussion after community members viewed the powerful documentary “Fed Up” at Lewes Library Film for Thought series. One of the most important takeaways from the movie is the critical impact of diet on disease prevention, according to Dr. Jani , who said: “Choosing whole, not processed foods, is the first step I encourage my patients to take. The difference it can make in terms of feeling energetic, focused and healthy is transformative.”
View the article in the Cape Gazette here:
- On the Air: Dr. Uday Jani Provides Advice on Avoiding Heat Exhaustion June 19, 2017
On a recent segment on WMDT-TV, Dr. Uday Jani offered expert advice to community viewers on how to avoid heat exhaustion, the #1 heat-related illness he sees in his older patients. “Seniors are more prone to heat exhaustion because of underlying medical conditions,” he said. Dr. Jani explained that some of the medications taken for congestive heart failure or high blood pressure can pre-dispose seniors to become dehydrated, which can cause serious problems when coupled with exposure to heat. “The biggest mistake people can make is not drinking enough water even when they’re not thirsty. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least one to two glasses of water every half hour,” he said.View the full interview here. http://www.wrdetv.com/index.cfm?ref=60200&ref2=6536
- Dr. Uday Jani to speak on personalized and integrative medicine May 9 May 10, 2017
The newest model of medicine features a powerful therapeutic partnership with the physician and patient at its core. The community is invited to a free lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at Bridgeville library, featuring Uday Jani, MD, who will discuss how highly individualized care aligns with the therapies used in integrative medicine to offer a patient-centered approach to health and healing. Learn more here.
- Please Join Me: Natural Methods to Treat Head and Neck Pain Wednesday, May 3 at Lewes Library May 1, 2017
A pain in the neck. As sufferers know, it’s much more than an occasional annoyance… musculoskeletal disorders have the potential to restrict daily activities, cause work absences and result in the loss of active, healthy years. Explore natural ways to ease the pain at a free community lecture featuring Uday Jani, MD, and massage therapist Sheri Jones. Learn more here.
- Resources for National Healthcare Decisions Day April 13, 2017
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on April 16 encourages people to consider healthcare planning and how they can speak with their physician, family and friends about end of life issues. This NHDD Information Sheet, developed by the state of Delaware, was created to help you start the conversation. Download it here.
- April 5 – Dr. Jani Will Discuss Non-pharmaceutical Options for Osteoarthritis April 5, 2017
Today at 3 pm in Lewes library, Dr. Jani and acupuncturist Denise Demback will discuss natural and gentle paths for osteoarthritis pain relief, including:
- The ancient art of acupuncture
- Healthy eating guidelines
- Proven mind-body techniques, such as meditation and yoga
- Dr. Uday Jani Shares Perspective on Opioid Prescription Regulations (WMDT-TV) April 5, 2017
In light of Delaware’s new regulations for opioid prescriptions, Dr. Jani recently shared his perspective during a segment on WMDT-TV, a local ABC news affiliate.
“We already have a problem at hand because there is a large number of people that are addicted to it so now we have to get into how we are going to help those people, how are we going to take them off the drugs, how are we going to offer counseling because most of these people try multiple times to go to rehab and they fail,” Dr. Jani said.
- Dr. Jani in the Cape Gazette for Fish On in Lewes for Children and Families First March 29, 2017
Dr. Jani recently attended the local fundraiser Fish On in Lewes for Children and Families and won Most Creative Costume with Jay Becker. The event was a success… Children and Families First received $14,475 in total donations!
Neepa and Uday Jani (l-r), Jay and Tara Becker, and Julie Metz, CFF board member, support the Cowboy and Indian team of Uday and Jay, for which they won Most Creative Costume. DENY HOWETH PHOTO (Cape Gazette)
- Thank You for Helping Us Raise the Bar for Children and Families First! March 21, 2017
Thank You for helping us raise the bar for Children and Families First (CFF)! We’re pleased to report that that the recent guest bartending event at Fish On Seafood Bar & Grill brought in an amazing grand total of $14,475 for the night, and a fine time was had by all! Our Cowboys and Indians team raised an amazing total $1708.25, to be exact, thanks to your generous participation…and managed to snag the prize for most creative costume too!
If you weren’t able to attend, but would like to make a contribution to this excellent organization that has been helping our community’s families for more than 130 years, please visit the CFF website at www.cffde.org.
- Dr. Jani Keynote Speaker at Opioids Addiction Conference (WRDE-TV) March 6, 2017
Recently, Dr. Jani was a keynote speaker at an opioid conference sponsored by Beebe Healthcare. Attendees discussed solutions to end opioid addiction.
A few important takeaways:
- Opioid addiction is occurring across the country and impacts all ages and demographics.
- Pain medicine has an addictive property which leads to dependence.
- Young people are particularly vulnerable: “This is a generation of a quick fix. So it’s like, ‘I have a problem; give me a pill,’ and that needs to change,” said Dr. Jani.
- Dr. Uday Jani presents secrets of detox March 1 at Lewes Library (Cape Gazette) February 28, 2017
Attend Dr. Jani’s presentation about the secrets of diet detox on March 1 from 3-4:30 pm at Lewes Library.
During the talk, Dr. Jani will share:
- Types of toxins
- How toxins affect the body
- The best foods and nutrients for detoxification
- The benefits of detoxification
- Dr. Jani in the Beach Paper January 23, 2017
Dr. Jani was recently featured in the Beach Paper to share the importance of holistic care and its benefits. Read the full article here.
- Cape Gazette: Dr. Jani to Speak at Opioid Awareness Conference January 18, 2017
Dr. Jani will be a keynote speaker during a conference titled “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Role of Integrative Health in the Management of Chronic Pain,” on Saturday, March 4. The event, hosted by Beebe Integrative Health, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Irish Eyes in Lewes.
Read more about the event in the Cape Gazette article titled, “Opioid awareness conference set in Lewes March 4.”
For further information about opioids, view this article in a recent issue of HealthWise.
- Free Physical Therapy Screens January 11, 2017
Start your year off on the right foot-ing!
8am-4pm, Monday, January 16th 2017
Free Screen by appointment only.
Limited time slots are available, so please reserve your spot early.
- Dr. Jani on WRDE-TV! January 3, 2017
Dr. Jani recently shared tips for setting and accomplishing ‘new year’, ‘new me’ goals on WRDE-TV. Watch the segment here: http://www.wrdetv.com/index.cfm?ref=60200&ref2=5867
- Note from a grateful papa: December 27, 2016
I want to share the link above to an article that just appeared in the Cape Gazette about my daughters’ charitable work…not to brag, but to sincerely thank my patients and the community for your caring contributions to Lovey Buddies this year. Your generosity made this possible, and on behalf of my entire family, many many thanks.
Wishing you health, peace and joy in 2017,
Dr. Uday Jani
- Be it Resolved: In 2017, Rethink, Reframe and Realize Your New Year’s Resolutions December 22, 2016
I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s. Henry Moore, 1898-1986
It’s the time of year to make resolutions, the annual ritual commitment to a personal goal, project or a new and better habit. While there may seem no time more optimal than the New Year for a new beginning and a clean slate, years of failed resolutions are also part of practically everyone’s personal journey. In fact, studies show that many people are unable to sustain their resolutions for even a week after making them, with a drop off rate of 40 to 60 percent, depending on the resolution. The final success rate is even poorer, according to a 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people, which showed that 88 percent of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52 percent of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning. The U.S. doesn’t fare any better, with data from the University of Scranton revealing that 45 percent of Americans regularly make New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent actually keep them.
Some simply make the same resolution again and again, while others completely give up and think of resolutions as a waste of time. However, there are several proven strategies for success in making, and keeping, resolutions that I discuss with my patients each year. I’m delighted to share these with you:
Make a detailed plan. Write down your plan and be as descriptive as possible. Make sure your goals are not vague, as in ‘eat healthy, lose weight, be fit.’ The plan needs to include specifics such as what you plan to eat, how much and how often you plan to exercise. If you plan to lose weight, what is your process – calorie counting, low carb, a balanced diet approach? Being specific in the plan and writing it down much improves your chances for success.
Set check points. Establish smaller targets to help you track your progress. It’s easier to lose one to two pounds a week or a month than to set a 20-pound loss in six months as your aim. Achieving smaller objectives also builds up the confidence and helps to move you further towards your ultimate goal.
Be realistic. No matter how sincere you are in your resolve, if you are not an early riser, you won’t get up at 6 a.m. to exercise every day! Don’t set yourself up for failure. Plan must-do activities or tasks that you like to do, at times when you’re more apt to do them, and have options, so you can avoid boredom.
Tackle one project at a time. I have seen people pick multiple resolutions to accomplish simultaneously, and inevitably crash and fail. Instead, identify the one that is most important to you and slowly work at it. Once you have achieved that, you can build on that success.
Be ready for failures and setbacks. It is not going to be always smooth sailing, and you should expect to hit some roadblocks and a step or two back for every few steps forward. Be prepared for that to happen and have a plan. Don’t be discouraged by mistakes, but learn from them and avoid making the same ones again.
Go public with your plan. A note of caution: this one can be tricky. Many are motivated to rise to the challenge and achieve better results when others know about it, but there is a sizeable percentage of people who will experience embarrassment if they publicly fail. Work this according to your personal preference, but it’s of value to let someone else know about your plan, whether it’s only your spouse or a trusted friend, or everyone you know.
Have a support team. Planning a resolution, like dieting exercising or quitting smoking works best with a team approach. Enlisting a partner or a group boosts your chances of success because you can gain support from others and they would be of great help when you are down or weak.
What’s your goal this year? Set it, plan it in detail and get your support team ready. Don’t be afraid of small setbacks along the way, but make changes and stick to your plan. Next year at this time, you’ll be able to look back with satisfaction at having achieved at least one heartfelt goal in 2017. I wish you every success.
The Resolute Life
The nature of New Year’s resolutions has become somewhat more superficial over the last decade, focusing more on looks and body image than on improving the mind or internal character. Some of the top resolutions include:
- Lose weight
- Quit smoking
- Quit or curb alcohol use
- Get organized, learn to multitask
- Eat healthy
- Start an exercise program
- Spend less money, save more, improve finances, get out of debt
- Learn a new hobby or something exciting
- Learn to enjoy life to the fullest
- Help others, help out in the community
- Spend more time with family
- Find a partner
- Watch less television
- Be less grumpy
- Sunrise Rotary Heats Up ‘Operation Warm’ with Dozens of New Coats for Cape Henlopen Students December 12, 2016
Dr. Raymond Bryant
Past President/ Treasurer
Service Above Self
Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 1301
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Club Foundation Chair
Dr. Susan N. GiovePublic Relations Chair
Steven L. Grossman
Community Services Chair
Dr. Uday Jani
Richard C. Cecil
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunrise Rotary Heats Up ‘Operation Warm’ with Dozens of New Coats for Cape Henlopen Students
December, 2016 (Rehoboth, DE) – The partnership of two dedicated organizations – Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club and Operation Warm – will result in a much more comfortable winter for 84 Cape Henlopen students receiving brand new coats as a result of the joint effort, according to Sunrise Rotary Club President Pat Campbell-White.
“A winter coat is essential during Rehoboth winters,” said Dr. Raymond Bryant, President-Elect of Sunrise Rotary. “A brand new coat provides more than just warmth, but allows a child to attend school on cold and rainy days, and gives them a chance to play outside and stay active year round. Giving a child something new provides the added benefit of helping to increase self-esteem and peer acceptance, and represents a true moment of joy for these young recipients.”
The coats were distributed earlier this week to children identified by the Cape Henlopen school district and West Rehoboth Community Center as most in need of the warming donation. Sunrise Rotary’s participation in the project was sparked by the Club’s Community Services Chair Uday Jani, MD, when he participated in a recent “Run Inspired” race and learned of the organization’s support of Operation Warm. When he explained the program to the Club and to Harry Keswani, founder of the local Harry K Foundation, he received immediate and generous support.
“The response couldn’t have been a more gratifying illustration of the Rotary Club’s mission, ‘service above self,’” said Dr. Jani. “Everyone wanted to help and we quickly collected enough in donations to purchase 84 new coats. The goal of making a child feel valued and empowered to get to school resonated with us all.”
Operation Warm is one of many worthwhile fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Sunrise Rotary Club throughout the year. In 2017, the Club plans to support key projects that include Flags for Heroes, the 14th annual Championship Sunday Tailgate Fundraising Party and the 2nd annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to help feed hungry families. Membership is open to service-oriented residents and workers in the community, and guests are welcome to attend events. To learn more about Sunrise Rotary and provide financial or volunteer support, please visit www.RehobothSunrise.Rotary-clubs.org.
Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Provides Much-Needed Warmth to Local Children: Teaming up with Operation Warm, in early December the Sunrise Rotary Club donated 84 brand new winter coats to Cape Henlopen students in need.
For more information about Operation Warm: www.operationwarm.org
- Life in the Middle Ages: A New Understanding of the Male Aging Process November 30, 2016
Functional and integrative medicine specialist Uday Jani, MD presents a complimentary talk focused on men’s health issues
Wednesday, December 7, 3 to 4:30 pm, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue
Male health issues are too often ignored and left unaddressed, a challenge recognized by physicians nationwide, and by global charity Movember Foundation, which raises funds each year by encouraging the growing of mustaches and beards in November. Dr. Uday Jani, a well-respected local internist, wholeheartedly supports enhancing awareness of male health, which becomes of particular concern as men age.
“While the symptoms and challenges of female menopause are widely recognized and accepted, males too face a formidable number of issues as they enter middle age,” says Dr. Jani. “The hormonal changes in men, known as male menopause, or andropause, is very much a reality, along with a host of other concerns ranging from depressed libido to increased risk of prostate problems.”
Dr. Jani urges both men and women to attend his complimentary presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to explore the changes that can be expected as males enter their 50+ years. “Men traditionally are not thought of as ‘good patients,’ because they tend to avoid reporting medical issues or scheduling checkups and doctor visits. It will be of great benefit to their partners to be able to recognize some of the key changes that occur as men grow older, and encourage them to reach out for professional assistance,” explains Dr. Jani, who specializes in functional and integrative medicine.
“Men experience more than what was previously thought of as a mid-life crisis, and there are a number of ways to cope with the challenges specific to male aging. The first step is recognizing that this is not just a phase or a life stage that may pass unnoticed, but results in tangible symptoms that can and should be addressed in a holistic way,” says Dr. Jani.
Frequently seen changes as a result of lowered testosterone and the aging process include*:
- Sexual function – erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire and infertility.
- Sleep pattern disturbance – insomnia, increased sleepiness, sleep apnea.
- Physical – increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, decreased bone density.
- Emotional – depression, lower self-confidence, problems with concentration or memory.
“The functional and integrative approach to male menopause may include natural remedies, adjustments in exercise and diet, strategies for stress reduction…all tailored to the individual patient,” explains Dr. Jani. “What is most important for men to keep in mind is that this represents an ideal opportunity to enhance and enrich your current lifestyle, and open the door to a vibrant second act.”
To register for the free program: http://tinyurl.com/zv6fcj6
About Dr. Jani
Dr Jani, a board-certified Internist, completed a two year Integrative Medicine fellowship in 2012 at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil, the renowned founder of Integrative Medicine. The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. Dr. Jani’s concierge medicine practice, Shore View Personal Care, is located at 28312 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Milton, DE. For more information, please call (302) 684-0990 or visit his website at www.udayjanimd.com.
*Source: Mayo Clinic
A ‘Growing’ Movement. Dr. Uday Jani proudly sports his new beard, which he grew last month to support the Movember Foundation’s annual awareness and fundraising drive focused on men’s health issues. At an upcoming community talk on Wednesday, December 7, at Lewes Public Library, Dr. Jani will turn his focus on men’s health, presenting innovative solutions to the specific challenges faced by males as they age.
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/zv6fcj6
- Cape Gazette: Dr. Jani Sets Functional Approach to Obesity Talks November 4, 2016
- Obesity rates in Delaware double: Dr. Jani on 47 ABC November 4, 2016
- Beyond Calories and Exercise – New Insights on Taming Obesity October 31, 2016
Functional medicine specialist Uday Jani, MD presents free library talks in November:
- Wednesday, November 2, 3 to 4:30 pm, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue
- Thursday, November 3, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Milton Public Library, 121 Union Street
If you’ve tried a series of the latest ‘no-fail’ diet programs, eliminated fat, dialed back the calories, pumped up the exercise, but still haven’t lost weight… it may be time to get to the root of the problem. Functional medicine looks at diet in a very different way, according to Dr. Uday Jani, a well-respected local internist who specializes in functional and integrative medicine.
“We consider the root cause of obesity in each individual, which can result from myriad factors,” he explains. “These can include eating foods packed with preservatives and additives, environmental toxins, hormonal changes and stress. All are prevalent parts of our lifestyle…but all make it difficult to lose weight and to keep it off.”
At his November library presentations, Dr. Jani will offer a new perspective on obesity, with effective strategies for finding a better way to tackle what is often a lifelong challenge.
“There is no ‘quick fix’ or one answer for everyone,” he says. “That is why the functional medicine approach, taking into account patient-specific issues, often succeeds where more traditional strategies don’t.”
Functional medicine begins with a thorough and highly individualized physical to identify the origins of obesity in the patient. Creating a personal timeline of when obesity began – in childhood, a steady creeping up in the middle years, or a sudden weight gain – is essential to effective intervention, says Jani.
“While there are genetic factors that can impact weight, there are early environmental influences that can be responsible for the way insulin is processed or nutrients are absorbed,” explains Jani. Potential triggers for weight gain can also be viewed through the prism of the patient’s history, and thoughtfully addressed.
Medical conditions may be at the root, such as an imbalance in estrogen, progesterone or testosterone levels; chronic inflammation caused by certain foods or vitamin or mineral deficiencies; low levels of brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine; thyroid problems; or elevated cortisol, the stress hormone released from the adrenal glands.
Other, less common causes are also studied. Sleep disorders, for instance, can have a significant impact on weight. “How much sleep patients are getting each night is an important question to ask, because there is a strong link between obesity and inadequate sleep, even the possibility of sleep apnea.” Digestion and absorption problems such as those caused by imbalances in the microbiota (bacteria in the digestive system) can influence weight gain as well, and may require a high-fiber diet to restore a healthy balance. Other factors considered: immune and inflammatory processes, psychological and spiritual equilibrium, relationships with family and friends and attention to self-care.
“Going beyond the traditional diet and exercise regimen to get to the root causes can make a profound difference in treating obesity,” says Dr. Jani. “I encourage those who are struggling with this issue to come and learn about this unique, and very effective approach.”
Dr. Jani will also offer advice to males dealing with the challenges of aging at a talk later this year, titled “Life in the Middle Ages: Understanding Male Menopause.” Issues ranging from a depressed libido and erectile dysfunction to increased risk of prostate problems will be explored and coping strategies discussed. The community is welcome to attend:
- Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Milton Public Library
- Wednesday, December 7, 3 to 4:30 pm, Lewes Public Library
About Dr. Jani
Dr Jani, a board-certified Internist, completed a two year Integrative Medicine fellowship in 2012 at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil, the renowned founder of Integrative Medicine. The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. Dr. Jani’s concierge medicine practice, Shore View Personal Care, is located at 28312 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Milton, DE. For more information, please call (302) 684-0990 or visit his website at www.udayjanimd.com.
Sources: The Institute for Functional Medicine; PracticeUpdate, Getting to the Root Cause of Obesity, May 2014
- Dr. Jani steps up and strides into a vigorous autumn with the Shore View Medical community October 25, 2016
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
More than 30 patients joined Dr. Uday Jani’s family and staff on a crisp fall day to take their first steps toward a healthier autumn together. Dr. Jani’s vision to celebrate Shore View Personal Medical Care’s third anniversary by teaming up with patients to walk for a worthy cause came into clear focus at the Harry K Foundation 5k on Oct. 1. The effort was a runaway success by any measure, with the Shore View team winning awards for largest team and most money collected, and inspiring casual strollers and even non-walkers to lace up their gym shoes and start moving.
For patient Sharon McLaughlin Baker, signing up for her first 5k was an exciting challenge, and she was motivated by Dr. Jani’s outreach to patients. The most rewarding part: finishing. “I took it step by step and was pumped up for days afterward because I was able to do that.” Louis Gadellis, who also walked his first 5k that day, felt that “if Dr. Jani was doing this, I wanted to go for it. It felt awesome to finish, doing that long a distance was a real challenge.” Theresa Warrington considered it a good reason to round up her family for a good cause. “My son and my niece came and we had a lot of fun.”
Solomon Kurnash, a patient of Dr. Jani’s for 14 years, called a “5k walk on a beautiful day” its own reward, while patient Elisa Rupert said championing Dr. Jani’s cause was important to her. “He’s been super supportive to me,” she revealed. “When I was having a rough week last spring, with both my husband and son needing care at the hospital, Dr. Jani drove up to the hospital to wait with me. I didn’t realize he was going to do that, but he came into the waiting room just as my husband was going into surgery. He’s a good doctor and a good person.”
For Dr. Jani, an integrative and functional medicine specialist, it confirmed his deep-seated belief that true health is about “more than mind, body and spirit. It’s about forming a community around you…singles, couples, children, everyone is part of it.”
Highlights from the day: (photos)
- Dr. Jani is in the Cape Gazette September 14, 2016
Read the full article on Cape Gazette’s website here.
Wednesday, October 5: Detoxing the Natural Way with Dr. Uday Jani, internal medicine physician and Fellow in Integrative Medicine. While exposure to toxins in the air we breathe and water we drink may be unavoidable, you can protect yourself with smart choices. Join Dr. Jani for an informative talk about how the right foods and nutrients can eliminate toxins from your body and restore overall wellness. This program will be health at the Lewes Public Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. To register, go to:http://tinyurl.com/hmfzm58
Saturday, October 22: Integrative Medicine Conference for Prescribers of Opoids at the Lewes Public Library. Presenters will outline the problem and offer evidence-based, non-pharmacological methods for easing pain and stress. Karyl Rattay, MD, Delaware Director of Public Health, and Dr. Uday Jani, internal medicine physician and Fellow in Integrative Medicine, will be the keynote speakers. Find out more or register, by calling (302) 645-3528.
Wednesday, November 2: Beyond Calories and Exercise – New Insights on Taming Obesity with Dr. Uday Jani. Join the discussion on obesity and hear a new perspective on the myriad factors affecting your weight and how you can find balance. This program will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. To register, go to: http://tinyurl.com/zurhfn9
Wednesday, December 7: Life in the Middle Ages: Understanding Male Menopause with Dr. Uday Jani. More than a mid-life crisis, aging males deal with a host of issues ranging from a depressed libido and erectile dysfunction to increased risk of prostate problems. Dr. Jani offers strategies and advice for coping. This program will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. For more information or to register, go to: http://tinyurl.com/zv6fcj6
- Our Doc is Getting Ready to Rock! September 12, 2016
Dr. Jani crosses the finish line at a local 10 mile race in preparation for the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. The Sept. 10 Bottle & Cork 10 miler benefited the Sussex Consortium, which provides academic, functional, vocational and/or behavioral interventions for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Check back here next week for results from Dr. Jani’s Sept. 17 Philadelphia run.
- Dr. Uday Jani is in the News! September 8, 2016
- Lovey Buddies August 31, 2016
I hope you’ll help me with a real ‘pet project’ that’s close to my heart. My daughters have created a charity called Lovey Buddies, to bring the cuddly warmth of a stuffed animal to children who can use a furry friend. Please help them help others by donating a new or gently used stuffed animal. Your contribution will be cherished by youngsters served by the Harry K Foundation, The Charity Company and Children and Families First. All donations are gratefully accepted. Please look for the collection bin in my office. With your generosity, we hope to fill it to the top in September.
Many many thanks,
Uday Jani, MD
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- Spirituality in Medicine: Where Hope Lives July 18, 2016
Explore the powerful role of spirituality in healing mind and body as Dr. Uday Jani presents:
Spirituality in Medicine: Where Hope Lives
More than 3,000 studies now confirm the potentially beneficial effect of religion on health. Learn more about these important findings from Uday Jani, MD, who will explore how connecting the spiritual with the physical, social, cultural and psychological is integral to treating the whole patient.
Understanding the role of spirituality in healing begins for many patients when their physician opens a dialogue with HOPE questions*:
(H) Where do you find comfort or hope in time of illness? When things are tough, what keeps you going?
(O) Does organized religion have a place in your life, or in your family’s life?
(P) Are there spiritual practices or beliefs that are important to you personally?
(E) Are there ways that your personal beliefs affect your health care choices or might provide guidance as we discuss decisions about your care near the end of your life?
*Source: Brown University School of Medicine
Join Dr. Jani for an inspiring discussion this Thursday at St. Peter’s Church…all are welcome.
Thursday, July 21 at 7 PM | St. Peter’s Episcopal Church | 221 Mulberry St. | Lewes
- You Are More Than a Set of Symptoms! May 16, 2016
Explore Functional Medicine, the Patient-Centered 21st Century Approach to Healthcare
Dr. Uday Jani presents a series of free talks in May, open to the community
The powerful, proactive and personalized practice of Functional Medicine will be fully explored at an upcoming series of library talks this month by Dr. Uday Jani, a board-certified internist who has completed advanced training in this emerging specialty. He will explain the principles of the integrated and highly effective approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by identifying the complex intersection of genetics, environment and lifestyle factors unique to each patient.
“This completely changes the way we do medicine,” asserts Dr. Jani. “Functional medicine replaces the outdated and ineffective acute-care traditional models of last century for preventing and treating chronic disease. By treating the whole system, not just the symptoms, patients and practitioners can work together to address the underlying causes of disease and achieve the highest expression of health.”
Science-based and patient-centered, functional medicine begins with a comprehensive patient assessment that includes listening to their histories and developing personal timelines. Laboratory tests, such as the familiar CBC (complete blood count) and less conventional (stool analysis) are conducted. The complex interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health are analyzed. Interventions are then individually tailored to restore wellness and balance, and can include drugs, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs and counseling on lifestyle factors.
“When you look at functionality, you uncover many different ways of attacking problems. We are not limited to the ‘drug of choice for condition X,’” says Dr. Jani.
Lifestyle is a key factor. “Research shows that 70 to 90 percent of chronic disease is attributable to lifestyle* – what you eat, how you exercise, what your spiritual practices are, how much stress you live with and how you handle it. All are elements that must be addressed within the functional medicine approach.”
The functional medicine paradigm is often visually represented as a tree. The foundation, or the roots and soil are lifestyle factors, including sleep, exercise, nutrition, stress levels, relationships and genetics. These are influenced by specific predisposing factors, triggering events and ongoing physiological process that may result in imbalances at the trunk, eventually resulting in disease, represented by the tree’s branches and leaves. Conventional medicine looks at symptoms (branches and leaves) first, resulting in a diagnosis of disease that is then treated with drugs. However, the more fundamental aspects of health, residing in the roots and trunk, are completely overlooked, neglecting individual differences among patients and the myriad possible causes of disease.
“Patients with chronic disease know all too well the unending cycle of diagnosis and drugs without ever really feeling better,” says Dr. Jani. “Functional medicine aims to restore health at the foundation, not by just treating symptoms.”
Recommendations for dietary and activity changes, combined with nutrients targeted to specific functional needs, allow patients to take charge of their own health and change the outcome of disease, says Dr. Jani.
“The therapeutic partnership is at the core of everything we do. The power of that partnership comes from the idea that patients who are active participants in the development of their treatment plan feel more in control of their own well-being and are more likely to make sustained lifestyle changes to improve their health,” he says.
As one of a very few physicians trained in functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Jani is blending both into highly individualized care at his private concierge practice in Milton.
“This type of medicine takes time…to listen to the patient, to collaborate on their individualized plan, to discuss challenges along the way and develop strategies for success. Making the change to a concierge medicine practice several years ago has given me that time, allowing me to provide patients with what I believe is the best medical approach possible,” he says.
Learn more about functional medicine at these informative events, free and open to the community:
Tuesday, May 17 – 5:30 PM, Milton Library
Wednesday, May 18 – 3 PM, Lewes Library
About Uday Jani, MD
Dr Jani, a board-certified Internist, earned an Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil, recognized internationally as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. In 2016, he completed training at The Institute for Functional Medicine in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Jani’s concierge medicine practice, Shore View Personal Care, is located at 28312 Lewes-Georgetown Highway in Milton, Delaware. For more information, please call (302) 684-0990 or visit his website at www.udayjanimd.com.
*Modifiable behavioral factors, including specific aspects of diet, overweight, inactivity and smoking account for over 70% of stroke and colon cancer, over 80% of coronary disease and over 90% of adult-onset diabetes. Science Journal
- You are more than a set of symptoms! April 29, 2016
Explore the powerful, proactive and personalized practice of Functional Medicine… patient-centered healthcare for the 21st century.
Learn how Functional Medicine works by addressing the underlying causes of chronic disease, a complex intersection of genetics, environment and lifestyle factors unique to each patient. Dr. Uday Jani, a board-certified internist who has completed advanced training in functional medicine, will explain the principles of this integrated and highly effective path to wellness.
Discover how Functional Medicine works at these events:
- Uday Jani, MD Shares the Benefits of Concierge Medicine on Radio Health Journal April 12, 2016
Whether you are a physician or patient, we think you’ll find this conversation with Dr. Uday Jani a meaningful one. In an interview featured on Radio Health Journal, host Reed Pence dug deep to explore why many primary care doctors, unhappy with “factory medicine,” have created concierge medicine practices in order to offer patients much longer appointments, greater access, and more personal care.
Dr. Jani spoke about the importance of partnering with patients in his concierge medical practice: “The benefit of concierge medicine is that we can spend more time on prevention and wellness and those are the two things we are missing in America today. So what is happening is it has become, ‘What’s the problem? Here is a pill,’ that’s the philosophy we are running on…instead, it is about sitting with the patient and saying, ‘Let’s talk about your problems and let’s see what you are going to do for it.’ Because if I am going to just tell you, it’s not going to work, we need to partner and find out what you want to do for it.”
Listen to the full recording below or download the free podcast here.
- Are You on Toxic Overload? Learn How to Detox Your Body February 9, 2016
Dr. Uday Jani presents a series of free library talks in February, open to the community
PCBs, plastics, pesticides, herbicides, paint fumes, automobile exhaust, second hand smoke….we’re exposed to toxins all the time in the air we breathe, the water we drink and in many of the foods we eat.
“It is an unfortunate truth that that Americans of all ages are carrying over 219 toxic chemicals in their body at any given time,” says Dr. Jani, a well-respected Local Internist with a fellowship in integrated medicine. “Each year, the average person is exposed to 14 pounds of toxins, making it essential to periodically restore the body’s ability to cleanse itself.”
These toxins come from air (pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, radiation, auto exhaust); water (bacteria, mercury, metals, solvents); lifestyle (cosmetics, nicotine, alcohol, prescription and over-the-counter drugs); food (artificial additives, preservatives, coloring, meats that contain hormones and antibiotics); and cleaning products (chlorine bleach, ammonia, disinfectants). Internal toxins, such as undigested food, stress, unresolved trauma, even unhappy relationships can also cause problems.
Dr. Jani explains that while the immune system, liver, and kidneys normally work together to remove toxins, when levels accumulate and exceed our body’s capability to remove them, an increased toxic burden is the result. A host of ills accompany an impaired capacity to detoxify, ranging from digestion issues, muscle aches and fatigue to difficulty concentrating, excessive sinus problems and puffy, dark under-eye circles. “It becomes difficult to feel completely well,” he says.
It may be unavoidable, but is the damage inevitable?
A thorough detoxification program can completely revitalize the body and improve overall health by targeting both the GI system and the liver, assures Dr. Jani. Choosing the right foods and nutrients can enhance the body’s detoxification process.
“Patients with GI issues experience increased levels of incoming toxins, and aren’t able to properly absorb nutrients,” he says. “Detoxification is the least expensive and non-invasive approach to treatment.”
True detoxification occurs in the liver, explains Dr. Jani, and is very different from conventionally billed ones that are simply colon cleanses which flush out the intestines. The liver is the primary organ for detoxification in the body, via a two-step enzymatic process changing fat soluble toxins into a water soluble form that can then be excreted.
Eating foods such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, turmeric, cauliflower, garlic, beets and arugula aids the process, as well as ingesting essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B & D, amino acids and antioxidants. Many herbs like Milk Thistle also help in the detox.
Detoxification has also proved superior to traditional dieting, says Dr. Jani. The ‘rebound’ effect so familiar and frustrating to dieters is eliminated. “Cutting calories results in fat loss, which increases toxic density. That triggers the body to create more fat to protect the body from toxins and the weight is regained.” True detoxification, however, removes toxins, creates lean muscle and releases excess fat. “Adopting a clean way of eating helps keep the body lean naturally, and minimizes the toxic burden.”
The approach is comprehensive and proven effective, according to Dr. Jani. “The proper digestion of food and absorption of nutrients to eliminate toxins will ultimately renew wellness,” he says.
Learn the secrets of diet detox at these informative events, free and open to the community:
Wednesday, Feb. 17-
3 pm at Lewes Library
6 pm at Rehoboth Library
Friday, Feb. 19 –
5 pm at Milton Library
About Dr. Jani
Dr Jani, a board-certified Internist, completed a two year Integrative Medicine fellowship in 2012 at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil, the renowned founder of Integrative Medicine. The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. Dr. Jani is in private practice at Shore View Personal Care. For more information, please call (302) 684-0990 or visit his website at www.udayjanimd.com.
- Dr. Uday Jani is in the News! January 19, 2016
- Dr. Uday Jani is in the news! December 29, 2015
- Get your flu shot…Not the flu October 1, 2015
- Express Yourself with the Healing Power of Art, No Skills Required! August 25, 2015
Tap into your innate creativity, unleash your inner artist…and heal body and soul. Join Dr. Uday Jani, an internist with a fellowship in integrated medicine, M.E. Edge, LCSW, experienced mental health professional, and Eileen Wilkinson, founder of WELLarts, as they discuss the transformational effect of art on the body’s healing processes. Journaling, collaging, coloring and other artistic activities will be explored and participation encouraged. There is no right or wrong way to create, and no expertise is needed.
Discover the healing arts at these free events:
Wed. Sept. 16 at 3 pm – Lewes Library
Fri. Sept. 18 at 3 pm – Milton Library
Wed. Sept. 23 at 2 pm – Dr. Jani’s office, 28312 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy, Milton
Fri. Oct. 2 at 3 pm – Rehoboth Library
- THE TRUTH DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PAINFUL May 12, 2015
Explore complementary medicine’s many routes to pain management, with Denise Demback, acupuncturist, and Uday Jani MD, a board-certified internist with a fellowship in integrative medicine.
Join Dr. Jani at the following locations:
Lewes Library: June 10 at 3:00 pm
Rehoboth Library: May 20 at 3:00 pm
Milton Library: June 12 at 5:30 pm
- “Reimagine Yourself” Collage…an Expressive Arts Session at Shoreview Personalized Medicine April 27, 2015
This is a time of reinvention for many of us. Join us for a relaxing, hands-on workshop that will help you “come home to yourself.” M.E. Edge, LCSW, hospice nurse, and Eileen Wilkinson, WELLarts facilitator return to Shoreview to help each participant create a collage that expresses what’s happening beneath the surface. You’ll learn unique ways to unleash ideas and open new personal paths. No previous art experience is required for this imaginative, mindful activity.
Date: Friday, May 29, 2015
Time: 2 – 3:15 pm
Location: Dr. Jani’s office, 28312 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy, Milton
To register: Call 302-684-0990
- Reclaiming Medicine’s Spiritual Roots: Uday Jani, MD, explores spiritual side of healthcare April 27, 2015
Treating the whole patient – physical, emotional, social – must also include spiritual issues, according to Dr. Uday Jani, a well-respected internist with a fellowship in integrated medicine. As part of the Summer Spirituality Series at St. Peter’s Church, Dr. Jani will explore why this often neglected factor is integral to the practice of today’s best medical care.
While technology has led to phenomenal advances and the ability to prolong life, it has also resulted in a shift from a caring, service-oriented model to a more cure-oriented one, says Dr. Jani. “It’s only in the past few decades that physicians have attempted to balance this by restoring medicine’s original spiritual roots…until modern times, spirituality was considered a crucial component of health care.”
Research suggests that more than 75 percent of patients would like to doctors to discuss spiritual issues as part of their care, yet only 10 to 20 percent of physicians do so. However, Dr. Jani notes a welcome trend that is starting to move the needle. “Interest in incorporating spirituality into the practice of medicine is growing rapidly,” he says, citing the increase in courses addressing this topic at American medical schools. According to a 2014 report in Academic Medicine, more than 75 percent of U.S. medical schools have incorporated spirituality topics into the curricula.
One of integrative medicine’s greatest strengths, says Dr. Jani, is the continued emphasis placed on understanding the patient’s social, cultural and psychological environment, and how spirituality connects to all. “Spirituality is an important, multidimensional aspect of the human experience that may be difficult to fully understand or measure using the scientific method, yet convincing evidence in the medical literature supports its beneficial role in the practice of medicine,” he says. “The world’s great wisdom traditions suggest that some of the most important aspects of spirituality lie in the sense of connection and inner strength, comfort, love and peace that individuals derive from their relationship with self, others, nature and the transcendent.”
The medical case for spiritual well-being
Recent medical studies indicate that people who describe themselves as spiritual exhibit fewer self-destructive behaviors such as smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, even suicide; and experience less stress, and a greater satisfaction with life overall. In addition, practice of spirituality has been shown to reduce depression, improve blood pressure and boost the immune system.
- Dr. Uday Jani: in the news and at the heart of the community March 17, 2015
Dr. Uday Jani’s American Heart Month talks at area libraries were featured in the Capegazette.com recently, raising awareness of his integrative approach to cardiovascular care and prevention. A board-certified internist and integrative medicine specialist, Dr. Jani discusses alternative methods that both complement and go well beyond traditional strategies, such as super foods, herbal supplements, mind-body techniques and acupuncture. His four informative sessions are free and open to the public.
- Dr. Uday Jani Presents: Lessons from the Heart February 4, 2015
Learn about an integrative approach to preventing cardiovascular disease as well as alternative methods for maintaining heart health.
Join Dr. Jani at the following locations:
February 11th at 2:00 pm
February 20th at 5:30 pm
February 25th at 2:30 pm
February 27th at 2:30 pm
- Coping with the winter blues! January 8, 2015
Now that the holidays are over, join Dr. Jani and Mary Ellen Edge RN, LCSW for a timely discussion about how to cope with “the winter blues.”
Many people have difficulty at this time of the year. We’ll talk about lifestyle factors to consider, medical treatment and alternative therapies.
Friday, January 16th 3pm – 4pm
28312 Lewes-Georgetown Highway
Please RSVP to the office: 302-684-0990
- Dr. Uday Jani to Explain Homeopathic Medicine Nov. 12 at Lewes Library November 10, 2014
The public is invited to a free lecture on homeopathic medicine by Uday Jani, MD, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Lewes Public Library.
- Dr. Uday Jani lecture on Integrative Health Oct. 15 October 15, 2014
Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare is hosting a free lecture on Integrative Medicine presented by Uday Jani, MD, FACP from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. Due to limited seating, attendees are asked to register at the Eventbrite link: tinyurl.com/Integrative-Medicine-Uday-Jani.
- October events… September 24, 2014
We hope you will join us for these upcoming events!
Click here to view October events!
- WELLarts Samplers continues… August 1, 2014
This popular program series has been extended with three final dates in August.
- ShoreView Personalized Care to Offer Complimentary “WELLarts” Sessions to Patients. July 8, 2014
- Alternative Approaches to Seasonal Allergies May 28, 2014
“Spring is in the air, and so are allergies. There is no running away from the pollens,” say Dr. Jani in his CapeGazette.com article Spring explodes with color – and allergens. To read the full article and learn more about alternative approaches to seasonal allergies, click here.
- Another Successful Doc and Chef Event May 22, 2014
Below are photos from our second highly successful Doc and Chef with restaurateur Matt Healy, held on Monday, May 19th, 6:30 pm at Fish On in the Villages of Five Points in Lewes
- Second “Doc And Chef” Series May 19th May 8, 2014
Back by “popular demand” Dr. Jani is once again teaming up with restaurateur Matt Haley for a 2nd “Doc & Chef” series, Monday, May 19th, 6:30 pm at Fish On in the Villages of Five Points in Lewes.
- Article: Integrative medicine a unique approach to patient care May 6, 2014
Dr. Jani was featured recently on Delaware Newszap. Click here to read the article.
- Healing and Spirituality Series May 6, 2014
Medicine and Spirituality – On Wednesday, April 2, 3:00-4:00pm, Dr. Jani presented on the role of Spirituality in Medicine.
These free lectures will be held at Lewes Public Library, 2nd floor conference room,
111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, 19958. Seating is limited.
For more information on upcoming Body and Soul Seminars, click here.
- Dr. Uday Jani is in the news May 6, 2014
Click here to read the recent article in Concierge Medicine Today on Dr. Jani’s personalized care medical practice.
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We are gratified by the many positive comments we received. Here are just a few…
- “The place was packed!”
- “…great qualified info about merits of nutritious foods and how to prepare them! Thank you, Doc n Chef!”
- “Last night I attended a cooking demo and discussion with Dr. Uday Jani and Chef Matt Haley…. It was a great talk and inspired me to slow down, breathe and find a way back to where I once was. I was a vegetarian for several years and vegan for three and those years were some of healthiest years I have had. Inspired……truly inspired. Mind, body and soul….it’s a balance …be healthy and take time for you….find that balance and be whole again. I strive for the magic three…time to renew.”
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