Dr. Sarika Arora is a wonderful addition to our team of doctors and healthcare practitioners! Dr. Arora comes to us with a board certification in Internal Medicine and as an active member of The Institute of Functional Medicine. She has special expertise in nutrition, PMS and hormonal imbalance, stress management, chronic fatigue, and digestive health. She practices at an integrative medical center in Boston and holds the firm belief that all of her patients deserve to feel their best each and every day!
We asked Sarika eight personal questions so that our readers could get to know her better. Here are her answers:
1. Book or movie that changed your life?
Finding Joe is a captivating movie that highlights the idea that we are all heroes on our journeys. This film inspires us to look at the fears in our lives and confront them as we become the greatest version of ourselves.
2. Favorite healthy snack?
There are several: guacamole; hot rice cereal with 1 scoop of protein powder, organic blueberries, and 1 teaspoon of sun butter; baked kale chips with coconut oil, turmeric, salt and garlic powder.
3. What do you do for exercise?
Strength training exercises. I started yoga during medical school and fully enjoy this mind-body exercise. Sometimes I will alternate this with interval training on the elliptical.
4. Guilty pleasure?
Organic dark chocolate!
5. Favorite hobbies and things to do when you have time off?
Traveling to warm places, playing tennis, and reading magazines on yoga and healthy living.
6. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Kauai, Hawaii for the warmth, water activities, and healthy food.
7. What’s most exciting to you about working with Women’s Health Network?
Being part of a movement that promotes optimal health! I like the focus on many different areas: food, stress management, and hormone balancing. Women’s Health Network has many excellent e-Guides with helpful information that we can use daily. I also like the different health profiles that are offered on the site that can guide women.
8. How did you become interested in women’s health?
After joining The Institute of Functional Medicine in 2010, I learned so much about using food as medicine, especially to balance hormones and help boost energy levels. I am here to share this knowledge with my patients. Women deserve to feel their best every day.