Jason Beeharilal NetIP (Network of Indian Professionals) Spotlight Interview – 3 Ways to Stress Less & Live More

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“3 Ways to Stress Less & Live More”
Jasbina Ahluwalia interviews Dr. Jason Beeharilal

Interview with Dr. Jason Beeharilal, Founder & CEO, Premier Wellness Associates, LLC.

In this show you will:

  1. Learn how to create true work-life balance
  2. Discover how your sweet tooth reveals your needs
  3. Explore why the latest diet craze may pose more harm than good


A few topics Dr. Jason Beeharilal addresses in this interview are:

  1. (2:08)     Obtain Life Balance: 3 Steps
  2. (8:14)      Understanding Sweet Cravings
  3. (12:10)    Negative Effects of Diets
  4. (18:13)    Aromatherapy: Does It Help?
  5. (21:09)   Reconnect With Your Teens
  6. (23:10)   Is Gluten-Free Good or Bad?
  7. (26:40)  What Is Good Sugar?
  8. (29:04)  Identifying Stress: The Signs


Born and raised in Washington, DC, Dr. Jason Beeharilal graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 2001. His training in Internal Medicine began at Georgetown University at Washington Hospital Center. He continued his training in Cleveland, Ohio at Cleveland Clinic Health System where he served as a Chief Resident and a member of the teaching faculty at Huron Hospital’s Internal Medicine residency program.

While there, he met and networked with many elite members of the fitness community. His exposure to a wide array of cultures and customs led him back to the basics of health and wellness, motivating him to start Premier Wellness Associates, LLC: a company that spreads the notion of Lifestyle Enhancement through education, guidance, and emphasizing the human aspects of medicine that seem to be fading out of today’s fiscally based society.

His cultural experience in the South Asian community led him to begin researching the diseases that plague the South Asian diaspora in the Western World. He hopes to metamorphose this effort into a way to aid the South Asian community towards a healthier lifestyle.


Jasbina Ahluwalia

(00:53):  Hello everyone. Welcome to our first month of NetIP Spotlight: Live Your Potential where we invite guest experts to speak on a variety of trending topics that matter to you. I’m Jasbina Ahluwalia, your host. I want to warmly welcome you to our show this evening.

Today’s guest speaker is Dr. Jason Beeharilal, Founder of Premier Wellness Associates, LLC, a company that spreads the notion of Lifestyle Enhancement through education, guidance and emphasizing the humanistic aspects of medicine. Today he’s going to speak to us about a topic which can have tremendous impact on our day-to-day lives, three ways to stress less and live more.

I know everyone is crazy busy these days. I appreciate your investing time and joining us this evening. To give you a lay of the land, Dr. Beeharilal and I will be discussing his insights for about 20 minutes. After about 20 minutes, you will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Beeharilal any questions that the discussion may have sparked in you.

With that said, let’s jump in. Welcome to the show, Dr. Beeharilal.


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(2:04): Thank you, Jasbina. I appreciate that. I’m happy to be here.



Jasbina Ahluwalia

Obtain Life Balance: 3 Steps

(2:08): I understand there was a great deal of interest when you had the stage during your session at the 22nd Annual NetIP Conference held in San Francisco last year. I’m looking forward to learning your insights.

I know that work-life balance can be a hot topic for young professionals. It would be great if you’d share with us your thoughts regarding how to create true work-life balance.


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(2:30): That’s a topic that we could spend a few hours on, to be honest with you. It’s a fashion of mind and it’s a work in progress. It’s very customized for each person.

My clientele range in ages from the young professionals all the way up to the older folks.

There are many iteration and versions of my three steps.

  1. Establish Goals
  2. Social Appointment Calendar
  3. Dynamic Lifestyle Enhancement


Elaborating on Obtain Life Balance: 3 Steps.



Jasbina Ahluwalia

Understanding Sweet Cravings

(8:14): That’s very comprehensive. I understand that you have insights as to how your sweet tooth can reveal your needs.

You said that these are all interrelated. Tell us about that. How is it that your sweet tooth reveals your needs?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(9:03): A lot of folks, including clients of mine and family members, have a problem with sweet cravings.

They say, “I need some sugar.” It’s what they call the five-hour energy feeling. It’s that lack of energy during the day usually around mid-afternoon.


<h2> Understanding Sweet Cravings: What Your Body Wants </h2>

Your body knows what it wants. Sugar is the most readily available source of energy for your body. We used to be a hunter/gatherer type society.

Elaborating on Understanding Sweet Cravings.



Jasbina Ahluwalia

Negative Effects of Diets

(12:10): The hot oil will be a band-aid for a deeper underlying need. Speaking of love handles, weight loss is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

There is a new diet strategy popping up almost every day. I understand that you have insights to share with us as to why the latest diet craze may pose more harm than good. Dr. Beeharilal, please tell us about that.


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(12:44): I’m glad we brought that up. I was very excited when we came up with the topics.

It’s damage control. No one is born overweight. No one is born 200 pounds or more. No one is born not seeing their toes in the past five years.

They say, “Oh my God. I have to go for this or that.” Most of these diets are fads. Most of them are phases. Most of them involve starvation of some sort. That’s counterproductive.

Starvation is a state that induces your body to save more.

Elaborating on Negative Effects of Diets.



Jasbina Ahluwalia

(17:07): It’s a whole lifestyle that’s sustainable, not a one-shot diet to do it and then go back to what you were doing before. I appreciate you sharing your insights with us, Dr. Beeharilal. It’s been very interesting and life enhancing. Do you have any last thoughts or message that you’d like to share with our listeners before we jump into the Q&A?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(17:37): I’m developing a newsletter over the next few months. It will most likely be ready by May. I do have an email address. If anyone is interested, they can send me an email. I’m also on Facebook. My email address is wellnessbydrbee@gmail.com. I’m also reachable by phone at 225-366-WELL.



Jasbina Ahluwalia

Aromatherapy: Does It Help?

(18:13): We’re going to launch into Q&A. If anyone has any questions that you don’t get to address tonight, there are a lot of ways to connect with Dr. Beeharilal. If you have a question, please press “1.” You can then ask your question directly to Dr. Beeharilal. Here is our first question. You’re on the air. Go ahead and ask your question, please.


Caller One

(19:13): I wanted to get your opinion on those products they sell that say they’re going to reduce your stress, like aromatherapy and essential oils.

There are those stress-relieving bath products. What is your opinion on those? Do they really help you relieve yours stress?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(19:50): I’m glad that you asked. A lot of folks do use aromatherapy.

In terms of Ayurvedic medicine, yes.

In terms of allopathic, or Western medicine, there are a few studies here and there that show that aromatherapy helps.

Elaborating on Aromatherapy: Does It Help?



Jasbina Ahluwalia

Reconnect With Your Teens

(21:09): Thanks so much for the question. Feel free to give your name if you would like to. Dr. Beeharilal mentioned community. Let’s take our next caller. Hi, caller. You’re on the air. Go ahead and ask your question.


Caller Two

(21:40): Hi, Dr. Jason. I need some single parent tips to help me de-stress. I have two teenagers so I need some help.


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(21:48): Oh boy. I’m a single parent myself. It is a very unique, emerging and growing population. You’re right. We all do need help.

Part of that is the community.

Part of that is having fellow single parents that you can rely on.

Elaborating on Reconnect With Your Teens.



Jasbina Ahluwalia

Is Gluten-Free Good or Bad?

(23:10): Thank you so much for your question. We have another question. You’re on the air. Please go ahead.


Caller Three

(24:07): This is Michelle calling in from Arlington. I have two questions.

My first question is, what are your thoughts on gluten?

I know that a lot of people say that the wheat we eat is not the same as the wheat that we ate in the 1900s, especially in America because of the way that they cook the bread. It is not fermented enough.

What are your thoughts on gluten?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(24:56): I mentioned this at the NetIP Conference as well. You’re right.

The processes that we use to process our grains with tend not to be the same ones that they used to be.

You never know what’s in things. For some people, gluten-free diets work awesome. For some people, they have no effect whatsoever.

Elaborating on Is Gluten-Free Good or Bad?



Caller Three

What Is Good Sugar?

(26:40): Okay. I have another question. There are a lot of these substitute sweeteners on the market, like Stevia. I’ve just started using coconut palm sugar.

I wanted to know if you have any thoughts on that. Is it a good substitute for sugar?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(27:04): There are a lot of different substitutes. A lot of the substitutes that you’re seeing now that are non-sugar substitutes, like sucralose or some of the Stevia formulations, be careful with them.

If you don’t read your labels, a lot of them do still have sucralose in them. They tend to kill normal flora.

Elaborating on What Is Good Sugar?



Jasbina Ahluwalia

Identifying Stress: The Signs

(29:04): We have another question. You’re on the air.


Caller Four

(29:21): Hi. I have a question. What are the signs of too much stress?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(29:33): The signs of too much stress can range from every single body system. Let’s go through a couple of them.

From a neurological perspective, meaning brain and nerves, you can have everything from headaches to blurred vision to ringing in your ears.

You can just feel that stress. You can feel angry. You can feel irritable.

Elaborating on Identifying Stress: The Signs.



Jasbina Ahluwalia

(33:34): Thank you so much for your question. In case you joined us late or if you’d like to share this show with people in your life, this show will be archived and available on the NetIP website. I appreciate everyone hanging out with us. Make sure to join us for next month’s show.

I hope to see everyone at this year’s NetIP Conference in Atlanta. This year’s theme is Resurgence: Rising to New Heights. Thank you so much, Dr. Beeharilal, for joining us.


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

(34:09): Thank you, Jasbina. I appreciate it.


Jasbina Ahluwalia

(34:12): Have a great night, everyone. Take care.


What do you think?

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