We had the good fortune of connecting with Siri Chand Khalsa and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Siri Chand, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?

Through the journey of my medical career, I have heard many times: “Just keep going. No matter what.”

I do not believe this is always applicable.

I think though it is not always seen as appropriate, there can be necessary and important pauses away from a clinical career in medicine that can bring new perspectives and add value to our clinical capacity.

What should our readers know about your business?
In the last 3 years, I have been focused on providing education about how our lifestyle choices can walk us towards health or away from health. This has been in online content and as COVID restrictions lesson, I am excited to broaden this to in person experiential events that are focused on mindfulness, plant-based cooked and artistic endeavors.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

I would love to eat at Ocotillo for small plates, Pizza Heaven Vegan Pizza, Nami for sweet vegan treat, True Food for healthy faire and Giving Tree restaurant for all kinds of gluten free vegan healthy options.

Would definitely have a mock-tail at The Sanctuary bar on Camelback Mountain at sunset

Baiz market for wonderful Mediterranean groceries

Film Bar for indy film options

Futuro for the authentic Mole and vegan horchata

Farmer’s Market in downtown Phoenix and at Bethany and Central on Saturday mornings

Head to Sedona for some beautiful hikes pending their time

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to dedicate this the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine where I did my integrative medicine fellowship.

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