Amy Shah is a double board certified M.D. and has been named one of the Top 100 Women in Wellness To Watch in in 2015 by Mindbodygreen. Dr. Shah is on a mission to provide solutions for improving diet, mindset, and lifestyle, and in her thriving practice, helps patients address GI issues, hormone imbalances, and food sensitivities. After graduating magna cum laude from Cornell University’s world-renowned school of nutrition, Dr. Shah completed her medicine residency at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and has trained in allergy and immunology at Columbia University’s New York Presbyterian Medical Center. She regularly contributes health articles to MindBodyGreen, Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, and has been interviewed on many health podcasts and The Dr. Oz Show.

“Optimal health and wellness springs from the balance of three things: nutrition, gut, and hormones. I say this because so many of the symptoms we assume are part of aging—headache, fatigue, bloating—are not a foregone conclusion. When you address those imbalances, you can change everything.

“Getting a good night’s sleep is really important to me, so I have an evening routine: Most weeknights I don’t eat anything after 6 p.m., that way I get a good 12 to 16-hour fast each night, which has been shown to have many anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and hormone benefits. I also make sure to block as much artificial blue light as I can by using special glasses, or an app that changes my screens to block that light, because it’s been shown to interrupt circadian rhythms, which impacts sleep.”

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