Work and School Tips For COVID Lockdowns

We are facing a big challenge this fall…many of us have to work and homeschool our kids. How are we going to cope with these added stressors? How are we going to take care of yourself? How are we going to manage these multiple responsibilities? Are you gaining weight and losing sleep? Here are some tips to keep you sane … Read More

How to take care of yourself during the stressful year of 2020

Hello and good day! I am truly concerned about the American public. Since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, I have seen a rise in depression, anxiety, and obesity. Diabetics are not adhering to a healthy lifestyle, and their blood sugars are out of control. Children and adolescents are suffering from insomnia. The majority of my adult … Read More

My Recent COVID Patient Experiences

The last few months have been quite a roller coaster ride! We went from having a jam packed schedule to being house arrest in a matter of hours mid March. Now we are all learning how to cope with the new changes that have taken place. Many people are working from home. Children are now doing e-school and/or home schooling. … Read More

COVID-19 Information

Dear Patients, We know the past couple of weeks have been difficult with all the information changing and the economy wavering in the face of this illness. We hope all of you and your family is safe and secure Susarla Primary Care is working hard to help calm fears and make plans for this ever-changing target that is COVID-19. We … Read More

How I Feel During an 18 Hour Fast

Follow Dr. Susarla halfway through an 18 hour fast. Watch the video to see how she feels as she progresses through the fast to the end.

How to Practice Intermittent Fasting (and Feasting) During the Holidays

The holidays are a time when we give into our weaknesses with food. Dinner parties, holiday dessert swaps, desserts, and more surrounds us all the time. Practicing intermittent fasting is quite a challenge with all of these temptations. However, we can keep our healthy lifestyle going if we follow these few simple guidelines: SKIP BREAKFAST! You must skip breakfast everyday. … Read More

Intermittent Fasting Can Help Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes has become a large epidemic in the United States. Currently about 330 million people have Type 2 Diabetes. This is projected to climb to 550 million by year 2050!! Very concerning. Why? Because Diabetes directly and indirectly increases mortality and shortens life span. For example diabetes is associated with increased heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s, dementia and cancer. Diabetes is … Read More

Fasting and Growth Hormones

Let’s continue talking about fasting. I receive many questions from patients about : “Can fasting cause muscle wasting” OR “How can you fast and workout at the same time?” The answer is: “no fasting doesn’t cause muscle wasting, and yes you can (and should) work out during fasting for added benefits.” Let me explain. Fasting causes HGH (human growth hormone) … Read More

How Autophagy Cleanses Your Body

What is autophagy? What role does it have in fasting? How is it good for you? First, let’s break down the word autophagy. AUTO= SELF PHAGY= TO EAT So , autophagy literally means to eat oneself. Now, why would we want to fast and start the process of “autophagy”? This is the body’s mechanism of getting rid of clutter and … Read More

How does intermittent fasting decrease sugar cravings?

We ALL crave sugar. Sugar in all forms. You are not alone! We love chocolate, cupcakes, bread, and the list goes on. However, sugar is highly inflammatory in our body. Type 2 diabetes and/or insulin resistance from prolonged exposure to high blood sugar levels is also linked to higher rates of Alzheimer’s and cancer. Newer research has shown inflammation in … Read More