Dr. Sheila Patel, M.D.

Hello, I’m
Dr. Sheila Patel

Chief Medical Officer

Dharma (your purpose in life)

Happy place
My home

Favorite self-care practice
Breathing (and watching the sunset). Ideally both at the same time, but if not, just breathing!


A bowl of indian spices
Nutrition & Recipes

Ayurveda and the 6 Tastes of Life

As a Western-trained physician, one of the things I appreciate the most about Ayurveda is the wisdom and depth of its nutritional recommendations. Going through medical school, I didn’t learn how to teach people to eat a healthy diet that supported all aspects of our physiology and physical health. I not only struggled to help my patients in this area, but I struggled with my own diet and didn’t know which fad to follow. When I first learned about Ayurvedic nutritional guidelines, it was a game-changer for me, my family, and my patients.

Dr. Sheila Patel
Sad girl lying in bed
Mind-Body Health

Ask Dr. Sheila: Do Certain Doshas Do Better with Different Styles of Meditation?

Every month, Dr. Sheila, Chopra’s Chief Medical Officer answers questions from our followers. If you have a general question for her around health and wellness, please send us an email to askdrsheila@chopra.com, and your question may be the one she answers next month. You can also submit questions during her Instagram Lives that take place every Wednesday at noon (PST) Pacific on our Instagram.

Dr. Sheila Patel
My Mind-Body Type
  • A symbol of Kapha dosha


    Primary Type

  • A symbol of Kapha dosha


    Secondary Type

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