the real you Program
How it Began
Soon after opening her multidisciplinary health clinic, Avicenna Health Centre, in Toronto, Dr. Neda realized that most of the illnesses for which patients were coming in to see her were preventable with proper nutrition and physical activity. After quickly discovering the minimal effect of simply telling or even writing a prescription for exercise on a prescription pad, Dr. Neda wondered if most of the drugs she had learned to prescribe as a physician could be avoided if she could actually teach her patients how to become healthy.
She soon came across the main barriers all physicians face in helping their patients with lifestyle change: lack of sufficient education about nutrition and exercise as therapeutic tools and lack of financial funding provided by the current health care system for providing this education to patients. Dr. Neda found herself with a wonderful challenge: Create a program to teach patients just how to eat better and exercise effectively, within the current health care system and at minimal cost to patients, so as to be accessible to the most at risk and needy patient populations.
She began to devour much information about the role of exercise and diet in disease prevention and soon developed the real you program, launched initially as a pilot at the Avicenna Health Centre in Toronto.
the real you program is the first program of its kind, developed and prescribed by a physician, and provided to patients, with the personal assistance of a certified personal trainer. The program's goal is help patients prevent illness and improve their overall health, and treat various medical conditions, entirely or as an adjunct, to other routine medical treatment options.
As Dr. Neda's journey into health promotion in her practice unfolded, she has started to learn about the power of the mind and every human's ability to affect their everyday reality, including their health, by developing mastery over their mind, and in particular, over their thoughts.
Dr. Neda and the real you team are fully dedicated and committed to helping our patients discover their lotus flower within: healthy, confident, youthful, beautiful and full of awe inspiring wonder and peace.
the real you is with you.