Drs. Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi have helped thousands of people struggling with chronic diseases including but not limited to high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and other conditions to break free from diseases, reduce dependency on medications, and transform their health through better food and lifestyle.
Together they co-founded Gift of Health, a nonprofit organization based in Newfoundland, Canada, dedicated to revolutionizing lives through lifestyle medicine. Through in-person and online workshops, they have empowered thousands of people to adopt plant-forward eating pattern, move more, stress less, and generate restorative sleep which has the potential to prevent and reverse chronic diseases and decrease the risk of cancer.
Dr. Arjun Rayapudi
Dr. Arjun Rayapudi often shares with his patients - "I am a lifestyle surgeon. I can treat you with my surgical knife, or I can heal you with my chef's knife. You pick." He is certified by American Board of Surgery, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He did his surgical residency training at University of Florida and University of Illinois at Peoria after obtaining the medical degree from Rangaraya Medical College. He holds Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University and Dr. McDougall's Starch Solution Certificate. He is working as a General Surgeon at Burin Peninsula Health Care Center. Along with his beautiful wife, dynamic son, and veggie-loving dog, he resides in beautiful rural Newfoundland, Canada.
Dr. Shobha Rayapudi
Dr. Shobha Rayapudi is a physician, epidemiologist and researcher. She is certified by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She holds a Medical degree from Rangaraya Medical College and a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. Working as a clinical researcher at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials, her principal scientific interests have been on the effects of nutrition in preventing and reversing chronic diseases. She takes pride in giving her patients the choice of writing healing recipes instead of medications on the prescription pad. She helps people create the mindset and conditions to build healthy habits that they want but cannot attain on their own. She loves helping people discover the power that they have within themselves, in their own kitchen to revolutionize their health completely.
Drs. Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi are also certified yoga and meditation teachers. They help stressed-out healthcare professionals to be more effective providers who enjoy their work and suffer less stress-related illness by adopting a daily meditation practice.
Dr. Rayapudis' life-saving work was featured in the documentary "Plantify," broadcast on the national Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) TV.
Their mission is to bring the Gift of Health to a broader audience all over the world and make healthy living easy, fun and sustainable for individual and planetary health.