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Contentment, inner peace seen as integral to one’s health

Kaushal Nanavati, MDA person‘s wellness depends not just on managing his or her diseases, but in getting into a routine that brings contentment and peace, says Kaushal Nanavati, MD, a family practitioner and medical director of integrative therapy at Upstate. He explains his “Core Four” concepts of wellness: nutrition, physical exercise, stress management and spiritual wellness, which he outlines in a recent book. Among topics he touches on are the importance of relationships, how deep breathing can cut stress, and why people should take time to think, reflect and set priorities in a hectic world. He has a book out on the subject.