Tired of low energy? Trouble concentrating? Can’t lose weight no matter the diet? Modern womanhood often means juggling multiple roles―businesswoman, mother, spouse, homemaker, and more―all while being expected to look perfectly composed. In other words, it means being superhuman. The truth is, it can seem impossible to maintain our health while navigating our busy lives. We’re overwhelmed and exhausted, which can often translate into unhealthy habits leading to weight gain, fatigue, and multiple illnesses. But diet and fitness plans are usually one-size- fits-all and those universal programs just don’t work for everybody. Instead, wellness expert Dr. Tasneem Bhatia (“Dr. Taz”) suggests identifying your individual “power type” to help lose weight and achieve optimum health – a plan that is anything but cookie-cutter.
In THE SUPER WOMAN RX, Dr. Taz sets out to treat “superwoman syndrome” by offering five prescriptive plans based on a woman’s unique medical type: Boss Lady-Savvy Chick-Earth Mama-Gypsy Girl-Nightingale.) Keep reading to find out more through my Q & A with Dr. Taz! Which type are you?
1) What was the inspiration behind writing this book?
I was inspired to write Super Woman Rx to help all women who aren’t able to come and see me personally. I’m a physician and a woman who has found superior health, happiness, and vitality for myself and for my family, friends, and more than 10,000 patients because I stepped outside of the conventional medical box.
Superwoman Rx began for me in 2001 as a result of a personal health crash. I was 28 years old and working as an emergency room doctor—this was supposed to be my dream career—but instead, I felt stuck in the mud. While I loved treating patients, I was chronically stressed, over- whelmed, and exhausted. I was fighting excess weight that wouldn’t budge despite long, intense, and frequent exercise sessions. My PMS was fierce and my periods were irregular. My face was covered in cystic acne, my joints were always achy, and my once long and thick hair was coming out in clumps. I was miserable. To get through the demands of the day, I gulped down multiple cups of coffee, even though they never seemed to clear up my foggy head.
I first did the conventional route to address my issues—I was trained, and believed, in the medical system after all. So I went to doctor after doctor, and did test after test, tried multiple medications to manage my symptoms—nothing worked! I was fed up and decided to look into alternative options for health and healing. I incorporated nutritional strategies to use food as medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Ayurveda, yoga, and more. Finally, I saw results. My face cleared up, my energy increased and balanced out, I lost weight—and my hair stopped falling out (and returned to being thick and shiny). I was so inspired by the results of using, not just conventional medicine, but including the wisdom and healing from practices around the world. I became certified as a holistic and integrative medicine doctor, a certified nutritionist, an acupuncturist, a yoga instructor. I decided to start my own practice to share this knowledge with other people.
Today, I’ve been lucky enough to work with more than 10,000 women to improve their health and happiness. My practice is bursting at the seams, and I’m always getting requests to help women who live all over the world. To meet this demand, and to share the powerful information that you are a Super Woman, and there is a way to optimize your health, well-being, and happiness that you won’t find by just going the conventional medical route, I created this book to share my practice in print with all women.
2) What are common causes of weight gain, fatigue, fogginess, etc?
Common causes are unrecognized food intolerances, unhealthy eating habits, vitamin deficiencies, poor sleep habits, lack of exercise, stress, anxiety, depression, and more.
3) Can you discuss the 5 different Power Types you describe in your book?
This is the most fun. Over time, in my practice, I have realized that I meet five types of women again and again. Of course, each woman is unique—even within her Power Type, but there are similarities within each Power Type that can help a woman to understand her chemistry and the types of nutritional, mindful, and physical changes she can make to maximize her superpowers. The types are the artsy and creative Gypsy Girl, the powerful leader Boss Lady, the mix between the creative and the leader is the Savvy Chick, the steady and centered Earth Mama, and caring and nurturing Nightingales.
4) Give an example of how your prescription plan has helped women you see in your practice.
I recently saw a mother of four who came to me because she was feeling tired and out of touch. We got to work, and after identifying her Power Type we made adjustments to her diet and exercise routine and added in some mindfulness exercises that she needs. Within a month I saw an amazing difference in her sleep, mood, and mental clarity. I see it all the time. In fact, my favorite moments in practice are when I get to see the light come back on in a woman’s eyes when her face glows and she transforms from dim and dull to bright and full.
5) What is the biggest takeaway readers will get after reading your book?
Learning to bio-hack your own health and unlocking your superpowers! The beauty of the diverse background and training I’ve been fortunate enough to obtain is that I know and can share a reliable way to predict a plan for your health and your life that is truly healing and empowering. Whether you are in your early twenties or settled into retirement, by taking the time to dig down deep to discover your core, your roots, your unique Power Type, Super Woman Rx provides a method that will dictate and guide you through every health and life decision, so you will thrive in your life. Super Woman Rx shows you how to connect all the dots in your health history and then shows you the exact sort of intervention, nutritional changes, herbal support, exercises, mental and spiritual practices, and household habits you need to unlock your own super powers. this knowledge allows me to fulfill my lifetime dream of helping my patients and all of you realize and be your highest, most POWERFUL selves. This is a vantage point from which you can contribute to your relationships, your work, and your families. All this by identifying your ONE Power Type to start unleashing your super powers!
Thanks, Dr. Taz for all your work that impacts and improves the lives of women across the country. I encourage all of my readers to buy her book today!