The Health Benefits of Drinking Water That You Should Know

Posted on April 6, 2020

Even though our body is 65-70% water, not many people recognize that water is a vital nutrient for the body. Just as oxygen is vital for your life, so is water. Why is water important? Just as the car burns gasoline to move, your cells burn glucose to form ATPs (the only form of energy […]

Randy Lost Weight, Got off Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Medications and Reversed Arthritis

Posted on September 30, 2019

We are excited to share Randy’s inspiring Gift of Health journey. Randy struggled with high blood pressure, arthritis, high cholesterol, excess weight and was on multiple medications. He was also getting short of breath while doing his usual activities. After attending the Gift of Health workshop, Randy and his wife Pamela adopted a plant-based lifestyle. […]

Gift of Health Workshop in St. John’s – Sept. 2019

Posted on September 23, 2019

It was the weekend of Fun, Food and Inspiring Transformations! Here’s the sneak peek of what happened at our first St. John’s Gift of Health workshop. DAY 1 And so began the enlightening weekend! The first day was fantastic. We had a lovely group of 44 people. It was humbling to see participants travel from […]

Surgeon’s Tips to Cope With Stress

Posted on August 11, 2019

Who doesn’t have stress in their lives but what makes the difference is how we cope up with it. Dealing with stress isn’t easy, but eating the plant-based way and a regular meditation practice set me on the path of proper self-care. During my residency training, I almost lost my marriage and my life due […]

Drs. Rayapudi Duo Received the Torch-Bearer Award

Posted on July 30, 2019

Drs. Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi, the founders of Gift of Health, were honored to receive the Torch Bearer Award from the Peace Run Foundation.  The Torch-Bearer Award was created to recognize and honour those people who contribute to their communities in a positive way. It is given to people who have inspired their nations, their […]

Plantify: Changing Rural Newfoundland’s Diet One Veggie at a Time

Posted on July 29, 2019

PLANTIFY – An Absolutely Canadian documentary, directed by Martine Blue, features rural Newfoundlanders who’ve turned their health around by adopting a plant-based diet. It was aired on CBC on July 13th, 2019. We are honoured that CBC produced this documentary based on the work of Drs. Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi’s Gift of Health program. This plant-based food program is […]

How to Be Free from Acid Reflux with Plant-Based Lifestyle

Posted on June 10, 2019

Acid reflux is one of the most common reasons why I see patients in my clinic. It can present as heartburn or a sour taste in the mouth. Some of my patients report that they wake up in the middle of the night with discomfort in the chest and a bad taste in the mouth. […]

How Erin Kicked Asthma, Arthritis, Excess Weight and Ran Her First 10km Race

Posted on June 9, 2019

This time last year, Erin was struggling with asthma, intermittent claudication (calf cramping), excess weight, chronic pains in the neck, back, knees, and other joints. She was taking a Ventolin puffer for asthma when needed, daily vitamins and supplements, vitamins C and B, Life 9 (probiotic), OmegaGize (omega 3s with CoQ10 and vitamin D), Sulfurazyme. […]

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